May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Mothers get so engrossed in their routine activities and catering to the whims and fancies of their kids and family that beauty, health and personal grooming often takes a backseat. Most Indian mothers are guilty of this. So this post is a call to all such mothers to spare a thought for themselves and also to coerce them to indulge in a bit of pampering and preening. Here are some tips to get going:

* Follow these 5 Golden rules of skin care and pamper your skin during nights as well as during daytime. A regular bi-weekly Home Facial will leave your pampered and refreshed. On another note avoid these Home facial foul-ups.

* Facial exercises will help you to a certain extent to maintain that youthful look.

* Use commonly available ingredients from the kitchen and garden such as Milk, buttermilk, Turmeric, sugar, eggs, Poppy seeds (khas khas), , baking soda, Coconut oil, honey, papaya, orange, lemon, Cornstarch, cucumber, Leaves, aloevera, Amla etc. Water is the elixir of life; use it to cure minor ills and as a health and beauty aid too.

* Use these DIY face masks for a glowing complexion. Also check out for some great face masks and beauty aids from here and here.

* If a few blemishes on your face are bothering you, why not try these home-remedies

or these masks. Also fix your dull and tired skin with masks and complexion scrubs.

* Your neck needs your attention too. Clean it often. If your neck is darkened or discoloured, try these home-remedies. Here’s a comprehensive post on caring for your neck and also some awesome neck-exercises that will improve flexibility of your neck and keep it young and supple. If you have a double chin, get rid of it with this simple exercise.

* Try out these anti-wrinkle face masks and homemade creams to keep those wrinkles at bay.

* Summer time can be very trying, especially if you have an oily skin. Beat the heat this summer by these therapeutic drinks, beauty drinks or with these fruit juices or healthy vegetable drinks. Relieve burning sensation in the feet and palms with these remedies. Soothe prickly heat rashes with these remedies. And don’t forget your Sunscreen.

* An oil-bath is an excellent way of pampering your skin not only in winters but in summers too. So go ahead and indulge in that luxury called oil-bath every week.

* Fight fatigue with these home-remedies. See that you do not suffer from sleep-deprivation. For a good night's sleep, try these home-remedies. Do not sleep for long hours though; it is not a healthy practice. A quick noon-nap will perk you up; it won’t ruin your night’s sleep.

* For minor burns and other ailments that plague you do not rush to the doctor; instead rely on these home-remedies.

* Your hands can give away your age if you do not take care of them. So clean them well, massage them and nourish them with hand masks and homemade lotions. Here are some home remedies for those hardened palms and callused hands. Exercising your hands and fingers is also important, so also is exercising your wrists. Pamper them and flaunt those well manicured graceful hands with pride.

* Don’t forget that nails reveal your health, take care of them. If your nails are stained these simple aids from your kitchen might help.

* Exercise in any form will keep you healthy. Feel-good hormones releases after exercising will help you combat stress. Exercise is also found to your overall well-being; it also helps tackle PMS. So do Pranayama, yoga and aerobic exercises on a regular basis.

* Do not avoid the sun altogether. Here are a few good things about the sun.

* Your eyes are windows to your soul and new research has shown that they are ageing faster than our bodies; as such protect them from the harmful UV rays of the sun with suitable eyegear like wraparound sunglasses. Besides, keep your eyes in a good condition with these tips and habits. Refer to this post for some quick tips for your eyes only. If dry eyes are troubling you, see a doctor to know the exact cause. Eye exercises such as eye yoga will help strengthen eye muscles, Get rid of dark circles around your eyes with these natural remedies. Also some of these home-remedies work out great to puff out puffy eyes. After a tired day, relax with clay pads on your eyes; cucumber slices are great too.

* Your crowning glory is a part and parcel of your personality. For hair care, do check out several interesting posts from here.

* Don’t forget to tend to your feet. Pamper them with these terrific foot-soothers and a bi-monthly pedicure. Massage your legs once in a while and always put your best foot forward.

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day

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  1. Anonymous5:53 PM

    "Mother carries the child in her womb for nine months and in her heart for the rest of her life".

  2. Vivek5:56 PM

    Mother is undoubtedly the most beautiful and lovable word in any language. This goes to show the importance of mother in our lives. Mother stands for millions of things she gives to her children; it also stands for sacrifices pain, grief and sorrows which she has to undergo to keep her children happy and secure. No joy can match the joy of a mother looking at her child, those craving eyes-deeper than a whole ocean. The most important woman in an individual's life is her/his mother. Her presence affects us our entire life and she can't be replaced by anyone.

  3. Harish5:59 PM

    Your loving nature and your delicate words,
    will always flow through me like a gentle
    flower. Make sure this day is your day,
    and rule with pure enjoyment and pure love!

  4. Aishwarya6:01 PM

    She doesn’t need a special day for me to tell her I love her. But any excuse to say it is a good one.

  5. Anonymous6:51 PM

    The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.
    - Rajneesh

  6. Anonymous6:59 PM

    The best advice my mother ever gave me is "Don't let other people make the choices for you and don't let no one push you around."

  7. Kalpana7:00 PM

    My mom is always telling me to be independent and follow my dreams and I will live a good, happy life.

  8. Chaya7:01 PM

    God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.
    Happy Mother's Day!!

  9. Anonymous7:02 PM

    You've seen me laugh
    You've seen me cry
    And always you were there with me
    I may not have always said it
    But thanks and I love you
    Happy Mother's Day.

  10. Anonymous7:03 PM

    "M" is for the million things she gave me,
    "O" means only that she's growing old,
    "T" is for the tears she shed to save me,
    "H" is for her heart of purest gold,
    "E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
    "R" means right, and right she'll always be.

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  12. hey hi nice tips...this is really going to be useful for mothers and i'm going to make my mother read this for sure

  13. Asian women have always been stereotyped as admirable mothers: they are always caring, they sacrifice their lives for their children, they are devoted to them day and night, they serve them and help them in all their needs, and so on.

  14. Suvarna9:38 AM

    GOD made a wonderful mother, A mother who never grows old;He made her smile of the sunshine, And He molded her heart of pure gold;
    In her eyes He placed bright shining stars, In her cheeks, fair roses you see;
    God made a wonderful mother, And He gave that dear mother to me."
    ~Pat O'Reilly~

  15. Soubhagya9:42 AM

    Your mother is the most special person on this earth for you. She is your best friend, your guide for life, your mentor, your whole world.

  16. Thanks all of you for commenting and for the wonderful thoughts that you have about 'Mothers'.

  17. Nandita3:55 PM

    Excellent write up! Very nicely done! Thanks


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