Detox Water

Hello friend’s, how are you all doing? I am sorry for letting you all wait for this long, was bit busy these days. But today, i have a great idea to make you fit i.e DETOX WATER.

Detox water is full of all the natural goodness. The water is great for our health, skin & the whole body. This water flushes all the toxins of the body in the form of sweat, urine.

According to ayurveda, in ancient times the great sages of Himalayas used this science to stay fit & healthy for immortal years. As Himalayas are home to many natural springs, fountains & rivers. Hence the water turns into pure nectar as it slides through various natural herbs & sherbs finally reaching the foothills. The water gets 100% detoxed. We can either drink the naturally detoxed water that runs through mother nature’s lifecycle or if that is not possible, create one at home based on the same principles.

Let me help you in creating the detox water drink at home with the simplest eatables available in the kitchen. This will taste quite similar to the one created by the mother nature in her laps.

Here we can choose among various natural vegetables & fruits depending on our body’s needs.

Easiest detox drink includes lemon, orange, cucumber, mint leaves & water.

  • Way

–Take a lemon, cucumber, orange & cut them into slices.

–Now put few mint leaves into a jar.

— Mix water into the mixture & refrigerate it.

–Drink this water for a whole day & refill it when required.

— This water helps to detox the whole immune system & makes the body fit.

  • Benefit:

The home made natural detox water helps remove the toxins from body, balances pH, helps weight loss & boosts immune system. This will help us to have a fit body & helps us ‘GET NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL ‘.

Love for Mother Nature

Hey friend’s!! Today i wanted to share with you the beauty of munificent Mother Nature. As they say, “She always gives unconditionally expecting nothing, oh dear children come back i am waiting to see you”

Humans have always used the fruits of mother nature. So, let us listen to her & be back to the basics & use the natural ways to care for yourselves. This will help our body, mind & soul in every possible way.

Natural Skincare Essentials of Combination Skin

Hey everyone! Hope you are liking the NATURAL SKINCARE ESSENTIALS series. Today i am excited to share with you the next skin type that is COMBINATION SKIN TYPE and ‘What are all the skincare essentials for you?’

COMBINATION SKIN

  • This type of skin is very common and not easy to treat.
  • You have oily T-Zone with open pores and slight oilness in theses areas.
  • Mostly prone to spots, blackheads and clogged pores.
  • The throat, cheeks and eye areas are very dry.
  • Avoid spices, junk-food.

CARE

  • Choose skin care carefully.
  • Use different products for T-Zone which is oily and other for face area which is dry.
  • Having oily T-zone use lemon and for dry skin use glycerine.
  • Keep your skin clean on regular basis.
  • Maintaining skin’s balance is utmost important.
  • Never forget to follow CTM routine twice a day.

(TIP: For T-Zone which is oily use lemon mixed with honey to cleanse and for face area which is dry use papaya juice to cleanse it).

WHAT TO AVOID

  • Avoid alcohol based products.

☆☆Daily Use

  1. CTM(Cleansing, Toning and Moisturising)

♡Cleansers

Skin is the largest organ of your body, its cleanliness is the first step to achieve glowing skin. Cleansing helps to clean durt, oil or any type of impurties from your skin. Always use mild cleansers. Below are some homemade, healthy natural and organic to work wonders on combination skin:

(i) Yogurt

Yogurt contains alpha hydroxy acid which cleans the skin by removing the dead skin cells and turning it soft & moisturized.

  • Way

–Take a small amount of yogurt in your hands, rub it on face to cleanse it. Massage for few seconds & cleanse or leave it on to dry.

(ii) Honey

Honey when mixed with lemon is a great cleanser for combination skin. It forms a natural moisturiser, antiseptic, soothens the skin.

  • Way

–Take 1 tablespoon of honey & a few drops of fresh lemon juice and mix well.

— Warm it in your fingers & apply a thin layer on the face and neck.

–Leave it dry. Then rinse with warm water. Skin

♡Toners

Toning is the second step to get beautiful skin. It removes the excess oil and tightens the pores by shrinking them. You simply have to apply it on skin, leave it for few minutes and rinse it off.

(i) Rose Water

Rose Water maintains skin’s Ph balance and controls excess oil, it soothen skin and turn baby soft.

  • Way

–After 5 minutes of cleanser, tone the skin with rose water.

(ii) Cucumber Juice

Cucumber has anti-aging, healing properties, removes acne, blemishes.

  • Way

–Grate a half cucumber, and filter its juice in a bowl.

–Add same quantity of distilled water into the cucumber juice.

–Dip cotton ball in it and dap toner onto the skin.

♡Moisturizer

The third and most important step is to moisturize the skin. Moisturizing helps to seal the natural oils of the skin and acts as a barrier between the skin and the environment. Note atleast 1 minute gap is necessary between toner and moisturizer as this will let toner to penetrate in the skin. Use a light weight oil free moisturiser.

(i) Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera plant is store house of water with 99.9% water and 0.5 % combination of mucopolysaccharides, chlorine and chlorine salicylate which shields skin by creating thin, protective film and has anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Way

— Wait upto 5 minutes for toner to set.

–Apply either fresh Aloe Vera Gel by spliting aloe leaf vertically with a sharp knife, scrape the translucent gel carefully and store it in a sealed jar to avoid oxidation or use chemical free Aloe Vera Gel as per availability.

— Massage the gel gently on your face & in few days, you will start feeling your skin turning soft and healthy.

2. Glycerine

Glycerine is the best moisturiser for combination skin. It helps your skin absorb the moisture from air. That is why, it is present in almost every skin care product. It is simple mess-free moisturiser.

  • Way

–Take 1 part glycerine to four parts distilled water and massage it gently into your skin.

2. Sunscreen
Sunscreen is the most important product to use everyday. It forms a protective layer to protect our body from the harmful UV radiations of sun which even can leave to cancer. We spend many dollar’s on them every year, but what if i help you to make it with few 100% naturally that too at home. I will soon share the natural homemade sunscreen for combination skin type in upcoming posts.

3. Vitamin C Serum

This serum is multipurpose. It can be used to repair dark spots, dark knees, dark neck, acne scars, stretch marks, and hydrates the skin.

  • Items needed: A measuring spoon, L-Ascorbic acid(pure Vitamin C powder), vegetable glycerine, distilled water, dark clear bottle, a glass container & sterrer.
  • Way

–Add 1/2 tablespoon of L-Ascorbic acid,2 tablespoons of distilled water and mix well in a glass container till it becomes nice and clear.

–Now, add 1 tablespoon of vegetable glycerine to it.

–Your mixture is ready, pour it in a dark clear bottle.

–Every morning take its few drops and rub it all over face on a clean face and leave for 5-10 minutes.

–After it use your moisturiser.

4. Makeup Remover

Removing makeup is the most essential part of our skin care routine. It gives the way for our skin to breathe after a makeup filled day. There are many chemical based makeup removers in the market. But, we will make it at home naturally. For that we need:

(i) Oil Cleansing

Oil cleansing dissolves excess oil in your pores. Best oils for combination skin are castor oil, hazelnut oil, Olive oil, sunflower oil, etc.

  • Way

–Take 1/4 castor oil or hazelnut oil and 3/4 olive, sunflower or other oil.

— Mix well & take few drops in your hands and massage gently onto your face.

–Wet a clean cloth in hot water, wring the excess water out. Place it over face and steam the face for few minutes.

–Wipe the face gently with clean side of cloth. You will see results in few weeks.

Weekly Essentials

1. Exfoliaters:

Exfoliating cleans the skin by removing dead cells and improves the tone. It must be done once or twice a week. For Senstive skin it must be done only once a week. There are many natural exfoliaters which can be made at home. We will learn more about them in upcoming posts.

2. Face Masks

Face mask helps to hydrate the skin, provides the required dose of nutrients, removes tanning and any spots on skin

(i) Honey, oat & whole milk

Raw honey is amazing for cleansing your skin naturally and hydrating it too. It prevents the body from producing excess oil thus preventing acne. Oats are best for combination skin. It helps clean the skin and making it healthy. Whole milk has lactic acid which tightens the skin.

  • Way

— Add in mixture 3 tablespoons of dried oats, 1 tablespoons of whole milk & make a paste.

–Mix 1 tablespoon of honey into the paste, mix well.

–Apply a thin layer of it onto your face, let it dry out. After 15 minutes, clean it with warm water & pat dry. This will reduce oil secretion and result in smooth skin.

(ii) Egg white & Papaya Face Mask

Papaya is rich in Vitamin A, C, papain, potassium, thus helps fight acne. Egg white tightens & tones the face. When combined with honey helps reduce redness, fights acne & shrinks pores.

  • Way

–Mix 1/2 cup of mashed papaya to 1 whipped egg white, add 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix well.

–Apply the mask on face & neck. Let it dry out for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

–Now, splash cool water over the area to close the pores & pat dry with clean towel.

So, friends having a quick, all natural, easy-to-follow guide for our combination skin type we can better make all needed skin care essentials at our home & that too with the natural ingredients. Try following them according to our skin’s needs. And never forget to patch test them before use.

Hope you liked the post. Don’t forget to share your views. Do leave your valuable comments and let me know what worked best for you.

Natural Skincare Essentials of Oily Skin

Hey friend’s!! How are you all and tour skin doing? I am happy for the response i am getting everyday by you all lovely people in the form of messeges for the current going series ‘NATURAL SKINCARE ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR SPECIFIC SKIN TYPE’. I am dedicated to bring many more such series that are 100% natural and especially designed for specific Skin Types.

So, let’s take a step forward in the journey to make you ‘GET NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL’ and know the products of daily usage and of ocassional use for Oily Skin Type.

OILY SKIN

  • This type of skin is sticky and thick so has tendency to develop open pores, pimples, blackheads is more.
  • Skin becomes shiny due to excessive production of sebum(natural oil of skin) which prevents the pores from closing.
  • Blemishes occur mainly around nose and chin.

CARE

  • Use natural cleanser or if can’t then use medicated cleanser without oil base on neck, forehead, & nose.
  • Clean your face atleast twice a day.
  • Drinking lots of water is must.
  • Exfoliate once or twice week.
  • Keep the face clean by washing face atleast twice a day.
  • Always apply skin lotion on T-Zone(nose, chin, forehead) before makeup.
  • (TIP: Daily drink warm water with lemon juice first thing in the morning.)
  • Use light-weight moisturiser.

WHAT TO AVOID

  • Avoid spicy and junk-food.
  • Also avoid tea, cofee and sweets.
  • Avoid using harsh cleansers.
  • Try staying away from thick & heavy cosmetics that clogs the pores.
  • Avoid alcohol based products.

☆☆Daily Use

  1. CTM(Cleansing, Toning and Moisturising)

♡Cleansers

Skin is the largest organ of your body, its cleanliness is the first step to achieve glowing skin. Cleansing helps to clean durt, oil or any type of impurties from your skin. Below are some homemade cleansers that are affordable and work wonder on oily skin:

(i) Raw Milk

  • Way

–Dip a cotton ball into it and dab it gently onto the face and neck area leave for few minutes for milk to work it’s wonders.

–You can either wash the face with normal water or follow as such with a toner. Choice is yours, as both way milk will work.

  • Advantages:

–The cold raw milk reduces the oil formation by clogging the pores. It will cleanse all the impurities by removing the oily bacteria thus reducing acne, pimples. The lactic acid in milk turns the skin soft and oil free.

(ii) Homemade Neem Cleanser

  • Ingredients: Neem water, aloe vera gel, rose water, almond oil.
  • Way

–Add 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel, 1 tablespoon neem water, 2 tablespoons of almond oil, 2 tablespoons of rose water in a spray bottle & mix well.

(TIP: Consistency should be like that of serum & can be stored for 60 days at room temperature)

— Add cleaser to a cotton ball & rub gently onto the face and neck area. It cleans the skin. Can be used as makeup remover also.

  • Advantages

-Neem has anti-bacterial,anti -ageing properties, has Vitamin C that prevents blackheads, pigmentation. Skin becomes clear.

♡Toner-

Toning is the second step to get beautiful skin. It cleans middle layer of skin effectively by removing dirt. It removes the excess oil and tightens the pores by shrinking them. You simply have to apply it on skin, leave it for a few minutes and rinse it off.

(i) Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Ingredients: Apple Cider Vinegar, Water.
  • Way:

–Add 1 part Apple Cider Vinegar to 1 part water. Store in a spray bottle.

–Apply with a cotton ball.

  • Advantages:

–It is a natural astringent, balances pH balance of skin, clears pimples, acne scars.

(ii) Camphor with Rose Water
— After 5 minutes of cleanser, tone the skin with rose water mixed with camphor.

  • Advantages

–Camohor has anti-inflammatory properties it soothens the skin, makes it less suspectable to acne and pimples. Rose water with antibacterial properties helps controls excess oil, cools skin and turns it baby soft.

♡Moisturiser

It hydrates and restores our skin without leaving any greasy leftover. Some natural homemade moisturisers are:

(i) Aloe Vera Gel
— Wait for 5 minutes for toner to set.

–Apply either fresh Aloe Vera Gel cut from aloe leaf or chemical free Aloe Vera Gel as per availability.

–In few days, you will start feeling your skin turning soft and healthy.

(ii) Olive Oil with Milk Moisturiser

— Add olive oil mixed with milk and apply on face at night.

–Olive oil with milk forms a great moisturiser, thus has anti-ageing properties, reduces acne formation and makes the skin healthy.

2. Sunscreen

Sunscreen is the most important product to use everyday. It forms a protective layer to protect our body from the harmful UV radiations of sun which even can leave to cancer. We spend many dollar’s on them every year, but what if i help you to make it with few 100% naturally that too at home. I will soon share the natural homemade sunscreen for oily skin type in upcoming blogs.

3. Vitamin C Serum

  • Ingredients: Aloe vera gel, coconut oil.
  • Way:

— Mix a cup of aloe vera gel to 1 cup coconut oil in a container and boil it on gas.

–When the mixture get nice and brown(not burnt), let it cool down.

–Filter the solution and pour in an ample bottle. It oxidates fast so, make for 5-6 days.

–Every morning take few drops and rub it on face.

  • Advantages:

— This serum is multipurpose. It can be used to repair dark spots, dark knees, dark neck, acne scars, stretch marks, and hydrates the skin.

4. Makeup Remover

Removing makeup is the most essential part of our skin care routine. It gives the way for our skin to breathe after a makeup filled day. There are many chemical based makeup removers in the market. But, we will make it at home naturally. For that we need:

(i)Coconut Oil

–Take small amount of coconut oil on your palm and rub it on hands to melt it.

–Masage onto your face for few seconds remove it with tissue paper or cotton ball & wash your face.

(TIP: Repeat if any makeup still remains).

  • Advantages:

–Coconut oil is best makeup removers for oily skin. It remove the makeup, dirt & any debris that clogs the skin pores & will not let skin to dry out by moisturising the skin underneath.

Weekly Essentials

1. Exfoliaters:

Exfoliating cleans the skin by removing dead cells and improves the tone. It must be done once or twice a week. For Senstive skin it must be done only once a week. There are many natural exfoliaters which can be made at home. We will learn more about them in upcoming posts.

2. Face Masks

Face mask helps to hydrate the skin, provides the required dose of nutrients, removes tanning and any spots on skin.

(i) Turmeric Face Pack

  • Ingredients: Gram flour/chickpea powder, turmeric powder(make sure to get 100% natural turmeric powder), honey, milk, lemon.
  • Way:

— Add 1 tablespoon of chickpea powder, 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder, 1 tablespoon of milk, 1 tablespoon of honey in a bowl and squeeze quarter piece of lemon & mix ingredients well.

— Apply this mask on face & neck with a brush and let it dry out.

— After 20-30 minutes wash with lukewarm water. Always gently exfoliate the mask by wetting the area to get the best results.

So, now when we have the quick, all natural, easy-to-follow guide for our oily skin type with all skin care products we need. Start following them according to our skin’s needs. And never forget to patch test them before use.

Hope you liked the post. Don’t forget to share your views. Do leave your valuable comments and let me know what worked best for you.

Natural Skincare Essentials of Dry Skin

Hey friend’s!! How are you and your skin doing? Hopefully my last post

Click here: Natural Skincare Essentials for Normal Skin

turned out useful for you. Today let’s take a step forward in our series of ‘NATURAL SKINCARE ESSENTIALS FOR EVERY SKIN TYPE’ and know
more about DRY SKIN and the different ways to make it look vibrant and glowing naturally.

DRY SKIN TYPE

  • This type of skin looks dry, dull due to under-secretion of sebum (skin’s natural oil) from the sebaceous glands.
  • The lack of moisture causes the skin to become dehydrated.
  • Mostly fine lines occur around the eyes and mouth.
  • The skin is rough and flaky around nose and cheeks.
  • Skin looses elasticity slowly with age.

CARE

  • Glycerine is our new best friend.
  • CTM twice a day is must for dry skin.
  • In winters, use oil based moisturiser before makeup.
  • Ocassionally, use papaya juice with few drops of raw milk for cleansing.
  • Air makes our skin get more dryer so, always moisturise your skin.
  • Avoid excessive drinking of tea or coffee as it dries out the skin.
  • Drinking 8-9 glasses of water a day is extremely important for this skin type.
  • Drink juices and eat lots of green vegetables to make your skin healthy.
  • Drinking milk improves dry skin.

WHAT TO AVOID

  • Alcohol and sulfate based products.
  • Avoid extremely hot water for bathing/showering.
  • Avoid being in hot climatic conditions.

☆☆Daily Use

1.CTM (Cleanser,Toner,Moisturiser)

  • Cleanser

(i) Dry skin cleanser with Honey, Egg yolk, Almonds

–Take the yolk of 1 egg and add 1 tsp honey in it. Beat it properly.

–Now, add the paste of 6 almonds and mix well.

–Apply it all over face and neck.

–Let it dry and wash with lukewarm water.

–Honey is anti-bacterial, antioxidant, removes dirt, & soothens skin. Almonds are rich in Vitamin E, act as excellent lubricator for dry skin. Egg yolk is great water binding agent that locks moisture into skin, hydrates & nourishes the skin.

(ii) Raw Milk(not boiled)

  • Way:

—Take 2 tbsp of raw milk and dip a cotton ball in it.

–Dab the cotton gently onto your face.

–Let it set for 5 minutes and then go on with toner.

–Milk has lactic acid which reduces pigmentation, hydrates dry skin, heals acne and sunburns.

  • Toner

(i) Dry Skin Toner with Rose water, Vegetable Glycerine

  • Ingredients: Rose water, vegetable glycerine
  • Way:

–Take 30 ml of rosewater and mix it with 5 ml of vegetable glycerine.

— Mix them both and pour it into a spray bottle and use it after cleansing your skin.

–Rose water maintains skin’s Ph balance, controls excess oil, anti-inflammatory properties and it soothen skin. Vegetable glycerine seals the moisture in the skin, it soothens, smoothens and therefore softens the skin.

(ii) Honey & Mint Dry Skin facial toner

  • INGREDIENTS: Honey, Mint, Water
  • WAY:

–Heat water 1 & 1/2 cup in a container, bring it to a boil. Now, add the 1 cup of mint leaves in it & close it with a lid.

–Turn off the flame & wait till it cools down.

–Strain the liquid & add 1 tablespoon of honey in it. Toner is ready to use. Store it in a spray bottle and refrigerate it.

–The goodness of mint, honey will soothen the skin and help in relieving sunburns.

3. Aloe Vera Gel

— Wait for 5 minutes for toner to set.

–Apply either fresh Aloe Vera Gel cut from Aloe leaf or chemical free Aloe Vera Gel as per availability.

–In few days, you will start feeling your skin turning soft and healthy.

  • Moisturiser

(i) Moisturiser for Dry Skin

  • INGREDIENTS: Chickpea/Gram flour, Olive oil, rose water, honey.

  • WAY:

–Take 2 tablespoons of Chickpea/Gram flour, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of rose water, 1 tablespoon of honey in a bowl.

–Mix them well to make a fine paste.

–Apply on the skin and neck.

–Leave it on for 15 minutes.

–After drying, wash it with normal water.

–The chickpea flour helps to treat acne, the vitamin E in olive oil improves skin’s health, rose water cleans the pores and tones it. Honey moisturisers the skin, exfoliates it, & reverses ageing.

(ii) Coconut Oil

  • WAY

— Take virgin coconut oil in your hand, heat it in tour hands and rub onto your skin.

– It is rich in lauric acid, easily absorbs in the skin hence a great moisturiser, has anti-bacterial properties, helps remove acne and is anti ageing.

–Apply coconut oil before bedtime to get smooth, moisturised skin in the morning.

2. Sunscreen

Sunscreen is the most important product to use everyday. It forms a protective layer to protect our body from the harmful UV radiations of sun which even can leave to cancer. We spend many dollar’s on them every year, but what if i help you to make it with few 100% naturally that too at home.

  • Items needed: You will need flaxseeds, aloe vera gel, Vitamin E capsules and sesame oil.
  • Method:

–Add 1/4 cup of flax seeds in 2 cups of water and keep overnight.

–In morning boil it in same water for 5-6 minutes.

–Water will get converted to gel.

–Now, filter the gel in a muslin cloth before cooling it down.

–In 2 tablespoons of this gel add 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and 2 tablespoons of sesame oil and 1 Vitamin E capsule.

–Mix well and store in a clean container.

–Apply it 15 minutes before stepping out of your place.

  • Advantages:

–Aloe vera gel has cooling, anti ageing properties and corrects sunburns.

–Flax seeds protects from UV rays.

–Sesame oil creates sun protection layer over skin.

3. Vitamin C Serum

  • Ingredients: Aloe vera gel, coconut oil.
  • Way:

— Mix a cup of aloe vera gel to 1 cup coconut oil in a container and boil it on gas.

–When the mixture get nice and brown(not burnt), let it cool down.

–Filter the solution and pour in an ample bottle. It oxidates fast so, make for 5-6 days.

–Every morning take few drops and rub it on face.

  • Advantages:

— This serum is multipurpose. It can be used to repair dark spots, dark knees, dark neck, acne scars, stretch marks, and hydrates the skin.

4. Makeup Remover

(i)Coconut Oil

(ii)Olive Oil

–Take small amount of coconut oil or olive oil on a cotton ball or a facial pad.

–Remove your makeup with it.

Coconut oil or olive oil are best makeup removers for dry skin. They remove the makeup, dirt & any debris that clogs the skin pores & dries out the skin. These oils moisturisers the skin underneath.

☆☆Weekly Use

1. Exfoliater

(i) Ground flour and milk cream exfoliater

  • Ingredients: Ground flour and milk cream.

  • Way

–Add 1/2 tablespoons of ground flour in 1 tablespoon of milk cream. Mix well.

–Exfoliate the skin very gently with this paste for 2 minutes.

–Remove it using cotton pad and wash with normal water.

  • Important: Always moisture the skin with coconut or olive oil after exfoliating it.
  • Advantages: Gram flour controls acne and soothens inflamed skin. Milk cream contains protein, fats, vitamins and minerals that enhances healthy skin.

2. Face Mask

(i) Turmeric, Cream, Rose water face mask

  • Ingredients: Turmeric, Cream, Rose water

  • Way:

— Make a smooth paste of thick consistency by mixing 1/2 tablespoon of turmeric, 1 tablespoon of cream & 1 tablespoon of rosewater to a bowl.

— Steam the face for 5 minutes before applying as it opens up the pores to help penetrate deeper.

–Now, apply the paste in upward direction with a brush and leave it for 15-20 minutes.

–Afterwards rinse off with cold water.

  • Advantages:

–Turmeric removes impurities, has antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory properties which removes dark spots. Cream gives suppleness to skin. Rose water soothens the skin.

(ii) Almond, saffron, raw milk Face Pack

–Add 1 mashed almond, a pinch of saffron in 4 tablespoons of raw milk.

–Apply this mask and leave for 1/2 hour and rinse off with plain water.

  • Advantages

–Almond which is rich in Vitamin E when mixed with the saffron and milk becomes storehouse of goodness. This mask nourishes the dryness of the skin by moisturising it.

So, now we have our own short, ready to use and totally natural essentials to nourish our dry skin. Wait not and start making your daily need skincare essentials with the most natural ingredients in your kitchen. And make sure you only make theses in small quantities as these are natural ingredients and mother nature has fixed an oxidation cycle for them like our human cycle. So, they oxidize fast.

Hope this article is useful for your dry skin. Please feel free to like, share and comment on your blog and let me know what worked best for you.

Natural Skincare Essentials of your specific Skin Type

Hey everyone! How are you doing? Have you started taking care of your skin or not? Now, when you already know about the ‘NATURAL SKIN CARE ESSENTIALS’ shared in my last post.

Click here to read: NATURAL SKINCARE ESSENTIALS

You definately have an idea of which once to use daily and which one’s on weekely basis. You might wonder ‘Which natural essential to use according to my skin type?’.

Don’t worry, i will share with you quick, very natural and easy-to-use skincare essentials for your skin type in this new series of ‘GET NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL‘, which will cover all homemade natural skincare essentials for each skin type as, they are light on your skin & pocket as well.

So, today i am excited to share with you the first skin type i.e NORMAL SKIN TYPE from the series ‘NATURAL SKINCARE ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR SPECIFIC SKIN TYPE ‘.

NORMAL SKIN TYPE

Normal skin type is found very rare, if you have it you are lucky one. Your skin is balanced between dry and oily skin. It has a healthy colour, on touching feels soft & smooth. Your pores are tight and has a translucent glow on it. You rarely get any pimple. Most importantly, it ends to get drier as the years go. So, start a daily skincare regime as soon as possible. Try using natural products than one’s filled with chemicals. As, natural products helps in keeping your skin hydrated, and smooth everyday.

☆☆Daily Use Essentials:

1. CTM ( Cleansing, Toning, Moisturising)

  • Cleanser:

(i)Raw Milk: It has lactic acid which reduces pigmentation, hydrates dry skin, heals acne and sunburns.

#Way:
—Take 2 tbsp of raw milk and dip a cotton ball in it.

–Dab the cotton gently onto your face.

–Let it set for 5 minutes amd then go on with toner.

(ii) Honey: It is extremely moisturising, is anti-bacterial, has antioxidants, removes dirt, impurities without stripping natural oil of skin, helps in naturally glowing it.

#Way:

–Take 1/2 tablespoon of honey in hand.

–Wet your face, apply honey on it by gently massaging it.

–Repeat for few seconds, then rinse with warm water.

  • Toner:

(i) Rose Water
— After 5 minutes of cleanser, tone the skin with rose water.

–It maintains skin’s Ph balance and controls excess oil, it soothen skin and turn baby soft.

(ii) Cucumber Juice

–Grate a cucumber, and filter its juice in a bowl.

–Dip cotton ball in it and dap toner onto the skin.

–Cucumber has anti-aging, healing properties.

  • Moisturiser

(i) Aloe Vera Gel
— Wait for 5 minutes for toner to set.

–Apply either fresh Aloe Vera Gel cut from Aloe leaf or chemical free Aloe Vera Gel as per availability.

–In few days, you will start feeling your skin turning soft and healthy.

(ii) Coconut Oil

— Apply coconut oil on your skin, is great moisturiser, it has anti-bacterial properties, helps remove acne and soothens the skin.

2. Sunscreen

Sunscreen is the most important product to use everyday. It forms a protective layer to protect our body from the harmful UV radiations of sun which even can leave to cancer. We spend many dollar’s on them every year, but what if i help you to make it with few 100% naturally that too at home.

  • Items needed: You will need flaxseeds, aloe vera gel, Vitamin E capsules and sesame oil.
  • Method:

–Add 1/4 cup of flax seeds in 2 cups of water and keep overnight.

–In morning boil it in same water for 5-6 minutes.

–Water will get converted to gel.

–Now, filter the gel in a muslin cloth before cooling it down.

–In 2 tablespoons of this gel add 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and 2 tablespoons of sesame oil and 1 Vitamin E capsule.

–Mix well and store in a clean container.

–Apply it 15 minutes before stepping out of your place.

  • Advantages:

–Aloe vera gel has cooling, anti ageing properties and corrects sunburns.

–Flax seeds protects from UV rays.

–Sesame oil creates sun protection layer over skin.

3. Vitamin C Serum

  • Items needed: A measuring spoon, L-Ascorbic acid(pure Vitamin C powder), vegetable glycerine, distilled water, dark clear bottle, a glass container & sterrer.
  • Method:

–Add 1/2 tablespoon of L-Ascorbic acid,2 tablespoons of distilled water and mix well in a glass container till it becomes nice and clear.

–Now, add 1 tablespoon of vegetable glycerine to it.

–Your mixture is ready, pour it in a dark clear bottle.

–Every morning take its few drops and rub it all over face on a clean face and leave for 5-10 minutes.

–After it use your moisturiser.

  • Advantages:

— This serum is multipurpose. It can be used to repair dark spots, dark knees, dark neck, acne scars, stretch marks, and hydrates the skin.

4. Makeup Remover

Removing makeup is the most essential part of our skin care routine. It gives the way for our skin to breathe after a makeup filled day. There are many chemical based makeup removers in the market. But, we will make it at home naturally.

  • Ingredients: Milk, cucumber grated.

  • Way:

–Grate a half cucumber and mix with milk.

–Boil and strain it.

–It is great for your skin.

Weekly Essentials

1. Exfoliater

Exfoliating cleans the skin by removing dead cells and improves the tone. It must be done once or twice a week. There are many natural exfoliaters which can be made at home.

  • Ingredients: rice flour, raw milk

  • Way

  • –Take raw milk and add rice flour in it.

    –Rub it in skin gently for few minutes.

  • –Don’t overdo.
  • –Rinse off with warm water.
  • –It cleans the dust and impurities from the skin.

2. Face Masks
Face mask helps to hydrate the skin, provides the required dose of nutrients, removes tanning and any spots on skin.

(i) Turmeric Mask

  • Ingredients: Rose water, honey, fuller’s earth, water, turmeric.
  • Method:

— Take 1 tablespoon of rose water, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of fuller’s earth, 1/2 tablespoon of turmeric and mix them in a bowl..

–Mix it well and add water as per requirement.

–Make sure no lumps remain.

–Apply over face in upward direction.

–It will dry in 15-20 minutes. Then, rinse off with normal water and pat dry.

  • Advantages:

-Turmeric and fuller’s earth removes impurities.

–Honey gives Moisturising effect.

–This pack hydrates skin and locks in moisture.

So, now we have a cut-shot daily and weekly skincare routine especially designed for your skin type. Now, use the natural ingredients and get that glowing, smooth and clear skin.

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Natural Skin Care Essentials

Hey!! everyone, how is your skin doing? Hope you all must have started taking care of it. Today I am very happy, seeing the response from you all. Thanks so much for your love of natural products.

Like me, I think once in life your minds have also gone confused with the commercials we see on a regular basis which says use cleansers, sunscreens, exfoliators, face masks, night cream, day cream, serums and whatnot, leading to no idea of what to do.

But, don’t worry today we will clear all our doubts and know “Which are the skincare products we need and which ones we can skip on a daily basis?”.

Let’s take a step forward and know the products of daily usage and of ocassional use.

Daily Use

  1. CTM(Cleansing, Toning and Moisturising)

Cleansers & Toner- It cleans the upper and middle layer of skin effectively by removing any type of dirt present. We have already discussed some of them in my early posts.

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Moisturiser– It hydrates and restores our skin without leaving any greasy leftover. Some natural homemade moisturisers are:

(i) Natural moisturiser using Honey, Olive Oil and Oatmeal

-Take 4 tablespoons of oatmeal, 2 tablespoons of oilve oil and 1/4 cup honey and mix it in a bowl.

–Apply this mixture on the skin area which needs moisture.

–Leave it on skin for about 10 minutes.

–After 10 minutes rinse it off with warm water.

–The honey has nutrients, vitamins B, vitamin C, minerals. Oatmeal has anti-inflammatory, antioxidants properties treats the skin and removes dead skin cells. Olive oil is rich in vitamin E improves skin’s health.

(ii) Natural Moisturiser for Dry Skin

–Take 2 tablespoons of Chickpea/Gram flour, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of rose water, 1 tablespoon of honey in a bowl.

–Mix them well to make a fine paste.

–Apply on the skin and neck.

–It dries in 15 minutes.

–After drying wash it with normal water.

–The chickpea flour helps to treat acne, the vitamin E in olive oil improves skin’s health, rose water has cleans the pores and tones it. Honey moisturisers the skin, gently exfoliates, and reverses ageing.

2. Sunscreen

Sunscreen is the most important product to use everyday. It forms a protective layer to protect our body from the harmful UV radiations of sun which even can leave to cancer. We spend many dollar’s on them every year, but what if i help you to make it with few 100% naturally that too at home.

  • Items needed: You will need flaxseeds, aloe vera gel, Vitamin E capsules and sesame oil.
  • Method:

–Add 1/4 cup of flax seeds in 2 cups of water and keep overnight.

–In morning boil it in same water for 5-6 minutes.

–Water will get converted to gel.

–Now, filter the gel in a muslin cloth before cooling it down.

–In 2 tablespoons of this gel add 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and 2 tablespoons of sesame oil and 1 Vitamin E capsule.

–Mix well and store in a clean container.

–Apply it 15 minutes before stepping out of your place.

  • Advantages:

–Aloe vera gel has cooling, anti ageing properties and corrects sunburns.

–Flax seeds protects from UV rays.

–Sesame oil creates sun protection layer over skin.

3. Vitamin C Serum

  • Items needed: A measuring spoon, L-Ascorbic acid(pure Vitamin C powder), vegetable glycerine, distilled water, dark clear bottle, a glass container & sterrer.
  • Method:

–Add 1/2 tablespoon of L-Ascorbic acid,2 tablespoons of distilled water and mix well in a glass container till it becomes nice and clear.

–Now, add 1 tablespoon of vegetable glycerine to it.

–Your mixture is ready, pour it in a dark clear bottle.

–Every morning take its few drops and rub it all over face on a clean face and leave for 5-10 minutes.

–After it use your moisturiser.

  • Advantages:

— This serum is multipurpose. It can be used to repair dark spots, dark knees, dark neck, acne scars, stretch marks, and hydrates the skin.

4. Makeup Remover

Removing makeup is the most essential part of our skin care routine. It gives the way for our skin to breathe after a makeup filled day. There are many chemical based makeup removers in the market. But, we will make it at home naturally. For that we need:

(i) Makeup Remover for Senstive Skin

  • Ingredients: Raw milk and cucumber
  • Way:

–Take a half cucumber and grate it well.

–Mix it in 4 tablespoons of milk.

–Boil the mixture and strain it.

–Let it cool down and refrigerate it.

–Use it whenever required.

  • Advantages:

It cleans the makeup and clean the pores witb giving it refreshing feel.

Weekly Essentials

1. Exfoliaters:

Exfoliating cleans the skin by removing dead cells and improves the tone. It must be done once or twice a week. For Senstive skin it must be done only once a week. There are many natural exfoliaters which can be made at home. We will learn more about them in upcoming posts.

2. Face Masks

Face mask helps to hydrate the skin, provides the required dose of nutrients, removes tanning and any spots on skin.

  • For normal skin
  • Ingredients: Rose water, honey, fuller’s earth, water, turmeric
  • Method:

— Take 1 tablespoon of rose water, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of fuller’s earth, 1/2 tablespoon of turmeric and mix them in a bowl..

–Mix it well and add water as per requirement.

–Make sure no lumps remain.

–Apply over face in upward direction.

–It will dry in 15-20 minutes. Then, rinse off with normal water and pat dry.

  • Advantages:

-Turmeric and fuller’s earth removes impurities.

–Honey gives Moisturising effect.

–This pack hydrates skin and locks in moisture.

So, now when you have the quick, all natural, easy-to-follow guide to all skin care products you need. Start following them according to your skin’s needs and as per your skin type. And never forget to patch test them before use.

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Back to basics of Skin Care

Hello friend’s! Hopefully, from now onwards you already have known your unique skin type and must have started loving it too. But, you must be thinking “Then how can i take care of it?”. Don’t worry guys, i have bucket full of solutions for you straight from the laps of mother nature to take care of your skin and that too naturally.

Our skin is our body’s mirror. It reflects our eating habits, drinking habits, skincare roitine, etc. in short our whole lifestyle. We only need to make slight changes in it to get vibrant and healthy skin. Mainly:

1. Stay Hydrated

Drinking lots of water is extremely important for a healthy skin. Always try drinking 8-9 glasses of water a day. If it’s summer season even dehydrating is a good option. Just cut and add a cucumber, a lemon, some mint leaves, coriander leaves and any fruit of your choice like orange, pineapple, watermelon, etc into a water jar, refrigrate it and drink it throughout the day. All the above ingredients are natural, refreshing and help keep our body temperature cool. Drinking fruit juices is the best option to easily get all the vitamins, minerals for our skin. Add fresh soup in one of your meal as it great for body’s metabolism.

2. Eat Fresh

Just like drinking, eating good food also effects our skin. So, start eating fresh fruits, green vegetables, lots of green salads, fish & meat. Try eating freshly prepared food than stale refrigerated one. As, the goodness of vegetables is maximum in food which has just got down from the cooktop. Include dairy items in your daily diet like a glass of milk everday, yogurt, sometimes butter as all these items are rich sources of calcium, Vitamin D, protein, & other essential nutrients.

3. Sun Protection

The UV radiations coming from sun harm our skin badly, resulting in early ageing, visible fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and sometimes even cancer. So, wearing a sunscreen 15 minutes before stepping out is must. Which sunscreen to apply depends upon the climatic conditions of our country and our exposure to sun. It ranges from SPF 15, 30 to 50. We must always choose sunscreen according to our skin type. Try covering the body with a light coloured scarf as it absorbs less heat and wear sunglasses to protect your eyes.

4. Choosing Products & Patch Test

Always choose products according to your skin type. As, this will let the your skin’s needed requirements get fulfilled rightly. Try checking out testers or buy small quantity/pack of the product you want to check-out for first time, this will let you know if it suits your skin or not. Most importantly never forget to do patch test of the products before using them on your skin as sometimes the ingredients of products may harm our the delicate skin resulting in blemishs, pimples & rashes.

5. Oiling

According to ayurveda oiling has a great impact on our skin, body and mind. In winters, skin tends to dehydrate fast due to prevailing cold, dry winds so, applying oil on body before taking bath works magic for skin. Do this atleast once a week to hydrate the lost moisture of skin. Also, try bathing/showering with luke warm water than too hot one.

6. Hygine

The more you keep the skin clean, and hygienic, the better it will start getting. It includes daily cleaning of body, face and sanitization of instruments of daily use like makeup brushes, tools, combs on regular basis to clean the disease causing bacterias. Even if we have any type of skin daily CTM(Cleansing, Toning, Moisturising) is of utmost importance. Following CTM routine twice a day is recommended. Below are listed some natural ingredients from our own kitchen to use:

1. Normal Skin

  • Cleanser: (Raw Milk)

—Take 2 tbsp of raw milk and dip a cotton ball in it.

–Dab the cotton gently into skin.

–Let it set for 10 minutes.

  • Toner: (Rose Water/ Cucumber Juice)

— After 10 minutes clean the skin with rose water/cucumber juice.

–Skin will turn baby soft.

  • Moisturiser( Aloe Vera Gel)

— Wait for 5 minutes for toner to set.

–Apply either fresh Aloe Vera Gel cut from Aloe leaf or chemical free Aloe Vera Gel as per availability.

–In few days, you will start feeling soft and healthy skin.

2. Dry Skin

  • Cleanser: (Honey, egg yolk, almond oil)

  • — Mix 1tbsp of honey, 1 egg yolk and few drops of almond oil in a bowl.

    –Apply the mixture on face and neck and let it get dry.

    –After 15 minutes rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry with clean towel.

    –Honey having antibacterial, antioxidant, moisturising properties when mixed with egg yolk which is rich in Vitamin A has hydrating, nourishing properties and almonds which is rich in antioxidants and vitamins. All work to nourish the dry skin.

    • Toner:(Rose Water)

    –It is such a magical thing. It work wonders for all skin types.

    –After 10 minutes clean the skin with rose water.

    –Skin will turn baby soft.

    • Moisturiser: (Aloe Vera Gel/ Coconut oil)

    –After 5 minutes apply aloe vera gel/ coconut oil to moisturise the dry skin.

    3. Oily Skin

    • Cleanser(Neem leaves)

    –Clean face regularly.

    –Keep neem leaves in a jar and store it.

    –Use that water to cleanse your skin first thing in the morning.

    –Neem has anti-aging, antioxidant, skin cleansing properties. It balances the oil.

    • Toner: (Rose water, Apple Cider Vinegar, plain water)

    –Add 1/3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar in small quantity of rose water and 3-tbsp of plain water in a bowl.

    –Mix well and sprinkle it on skin.

    — It will soothen the skin.

    • Moisturiser: (Milk,olive oil)

    –Add few drops of milk in olive oil and mix well.

    –Apply on skin, it will work wonders.

    (TIP: Do not wash face more than twice a day, as it will take cause extra oil secretion).

    4. Combination Skin

    • Cleanser: (Raw milk)

    –Raw milk will cleanse both dry and oily area of your skin well.

    • Toner: ( Rose water)

    –Rose water will do wonder for you.

    –Dap it with cotton onto your skin daily.

    • Moisturiser: (Aloe vera gel)

    –Natural properties of aloe vera gel absorbs excess oil, durt and sebum from skin leaving it moisturized.

    –Apply it over your face as moisturiser.

    7. Stay Happy Always

    When person is happy his skin will also react accordingly. Skin will also get glowing, radiant, and healthy too. So, always stay happy, smile a lot, and don’t take stress. Ever our skin needs rest to rejuvenate itself. So, guys back to basics as they say ‘Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise’ should i add 1 more ‘makes our skin healthy too’. Start taking atleast 7-8 hours of sleep daily. Go out for some activity, do some exercise, yoga, meditation, swimming, running or any game you love playing. It will help you stay young & active and will also help your skin stay hydrated and healthy too. So, start smiling, taking life easy, and love yourself.

    So, now we have moved a step forward by starting taking care of ourselves and our skin and ‘GET NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL’

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    Knowing your Skin Type

    Hey friend’s!! Hopefully, all of you must have started loving your skin. As, now you already know how important is our skin to us. Today, let’s take a step forward and know “What actually is your skin type & How to take care of it?”

    All of us are blessed with a certain skin type. The skin type depends upon many factors such as the water consistently of our skin which determines it’s elasticity and comfort, oil level which effects it’s softness and senstivity level. Understanding our skin type will give us an idea of how to treat it. Interestingly, our own skin changes with time as we grow old. Thus, it requires special attention to take care of it as early as possible. So, let’s find out our skin type and ways to keep it healthy and nourished always.

    There are basically five Skin types:

    1. Normal Skin

    2. Dry Skin

    3. Oily Skin

    4. Combination Skin

    5. Allergic Skin or Sensitive Skin

    1. Normal Skin

    • This type of skin is well balanced, neither too oily, nor too dry.
    • It has healthy colour and is smooth and soft on touching.
    • It has good muscle tone and is firm.
    • Certain times pimples occur.
    • Have tight pores and skin has translucent glow.

    CARE

    • Try keeping your skin clean.
    • Basic skin care routine must involve cleansing, toning and moisturizing twice a day.

    (TIP: You can use milk as cleanser, rose water as toner and aloe vera gel as moisturizer)

    • Exfoliating once a week keeps cell turnover healthy.
    • Sun protection is must for summers.
    • Drink atleast 8-9 glasses of water everyday.
    • Regular exercise or yoga is must.

    WHAT TO AVOID

    • Normal skin tends to get dryer with growing age. So, early care is extremely necessary.

    2. Dry skin

    • This type of skin looks dry, dull due to under-secretion of sebum(skin’s natural oil) from the sebaceous glands.
    • The lack of moisture causes the skin to become dehydrated.
    • Mostly fine lines occur around the eyes and mouth.
    • The skin is rough and flaky around nose and cheeks.
    • Skin looses elasticity slowly with age.

    CARE

    • Glycerine is your new best friend.
    • CTM twice a day is must for this skin type too.

    (TIP: You can use milk for cleansing, rose water as toner and coconut oil as moisturiser)

    • In winters use oil base moisturiser before makeup.
    • Ocassionally, use papaya juice with few drops of raw milk for cleansing.
    • Air makes dry skin get more dryer so always moisturise your skin.
    • Avoid excessive drinking of tea or coffee as it dries out the skin.
    • Drinking 8-9 glasses of water a day is extremely important for you skin.
    • Drink juices and eat lots of green vegetables to make your skin healthy.

    WHAT TO AVOID

    • Alcohol and sulfate based products.
    • Avoid extremely hot water for bathing/showering.
    • Avoid being in hot climatic conditions.

    3. Oily Skin

    • This type of skin is sticky and thick so has tendency to develop open pores, pimples, blackheads, etc.
    • Skin becomes shiny due to excessive production of sebum(natural oil of skin) which prevents the pores from closing.
    • Blemishes occur mainly around nose and chin.

    CARE

    • Can use medicated cleanser without oil base on neck, forehead, & nose.
    • Clean your face atleast 2-3 times a day.
    • Drinking lots of water is must.
    • Always apply skin lotion on T-Zone(nose, chin, forehead) before makeup.
    • Daily drink warm water with lemon juice first thing in morning.
    • Use light-weight moisturiser.

    WHAT TO AVOID

    • Avoid spicy and junk-food.
    • Also avoid tea, cofee and sweets.
    • Avoid harsh cleansers.
    • Try staying away from thick, heavy cosmetics that clogs the pores.
    • Avoid alcohol based products.

    4.Combination Skin

    • This type of skin is very common and not easy to treat.
    • You have oily T-Zone with open pores and slight oilness in theses areas.
    • Mostly prone to spots, blackheads and clogged pores.
    • The throat, cheeks and eye areas are very dry.
    • Avoid spices, junk-food.

    CARE

    • Choose skin care carefully.
    • Use different products for T-Zone which is oily and other for face area which is dry.
    • Having oily T-zone use lemon and for dry skin use glycerine.
    • Keep your skin clean on regular basis.
    • Maintaining skin’s balance is utmost important.
    • Never forget to follow CTM routine.

    (TIP: For T-Zone which is oily use lemon mixed with honey & cleanse that area and for face area which is dry use papaya juice to cleanse it).

    WHAT TO AVOID

    • Avoid alcohol based products.

    5.Allergic Skin or Sensitive Skin

    • This skin is very sensitive to cold, heat and wind.
    • This skin has broken capillaries on sides of nose and cheek.
    • It shows great tendency of rashes after any treatment.

    CARE

    • Always apply sunscreen to avoid sunburns.
    • Drink lots of water.
    • Try using gentle skincare products.
    • Best to stick to natural ingredients as much as possible.
    • A 24-hour patch test is must before applying an new thing on your skin.
    • Always follow CTM routine

    (TIP: Use coconut oil as moisturiser)

    WHAT TO AVOID

    • Avoid using new products very frequently.
    • Avoid products with lots of synthetic fragrances, harsh chemicals.

    Now, when you have figured out your skin type. So, guys start taking the extra care required to get that healthy and vibrant skin you always desired for. Surely, from now onwards you will start loving your unique skin and yourself. Also, you will not forget to religiously follow CTM(Cleansing, Toning and Moisturizing) technique according to your skin types to ‘GET NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL‘.