January 26, 2011

Beauty Tips & Secrets from Zimbabwe

If you love to whip up your own DIY homemade beauty recipes, then these beauty tips & secrets from Zimbabwe are a must-read. With mundane ingredients such as lemon and okra, Zimbabwean women prepare wonderful health drinks and exotic masks that help erase fine lines and wrinkles to reveal smooth, supple skin.

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Lemon tea to cleanse your system
Tea with lemon Did you that drinking a glass of lukewarm water by squeezing half a lemon in it, the first thing in the morning is a great way to keep the system clean and healthy? It aids digestion, ensures smooth bowel movements and prevents constipation. Lemon/lime is indeed an amazing health and beauty aid and Zimbabwean women do take full advantage of this golden colored fruit to keep themselves healthy and beautiful. They start off their day with a cup of hot tea with lemon to cleanse the system and trigger off their metabolism. They also use lemon juice in face masks & scrubs to brighten their complexion.

Okra face mask for fine lines and wrinkles
okra ladysfingers Okra, also called as ladysfingers has tremedous health benefits. It is low in calories and is a good source of many nutrients including vitamin K, B6 and C, fiber, phosphorus,zinc,magnesium, potassium, riboflavin, iron, calcium, and folic acid. It is an ideal food for those who are desperately trying to lose weight, pregnant women and for those who are trying to conceive. Queen of Nile, Cleopatra, well renowned for her beauty was also fond of okra. Zimbabwean women, on the other hand, not only consume it in soup form but also use it a face mask.
The recipe:
Mash boiled okra to a sticky, pulpy consistency. Spread over your face and let dry for 20 minutes before rinsing off, and have fine lines & wrinkles plumped away.

(Written by Smitha)

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  1. Prakash10:40 AM

    Honey & lemon tea is not only good for you but it also, relaxes your maid & also detoxifies your
    blood & body.

  2. Lemon tea soothes the throat.

  3. Exactly what I needed!!!Thanks.

  4. Sanyukta10:48 AM

    AVOCADO-BANANA FACE MASK This particular face mask not only scrubs your skin but simultaneously nurtures it. This mask is suitable for individuals possessing bi-facial skin.First of all clean your face with a suitable face wash. Then make a pulp of all the ingredients with a food processor. Spread it evenly and let the face mask get dry for 10 to 15 minutes. After that rinse it with lukewarm water and dry your face with a clean cloth.

  5. For fine lines and wrinkles Put raw vaseline, like not moisturizer anything every day. :)
    Or just don't smile XDD No but seriously my grandma did that and shes got basically no wrinkles and shes 70.

  6. Madhavi10:15 AM

    if you frown alot u can frown lines so wen im really angry i keep my hand on my forehead to keep the lines away--i no it must look weird but someday ill b thankful cuz i wont have worry lines :)

  7. Suhila10:16 AM

    How to help with fine lines and wrinkles and mainly dark circles?

  8. Dhanashree10:16 AM

    Smear honey on your face and leave it for as long as possible (but 5-10mins a day will do). then rinse off with tepid water mixed with a teaspoon of cider vinegar - this has a neutral pH and will act as a toner.

  9. Rub Guava Fruit directly on skin, it will erase your wrinkles dramatically.

  10. Harshada10:39 AM

    Refreshing Facial Exfoliator gently removes dead skin cells and other impurities to reveal healthy skin. Women should exfoliate on a regular basis to keep skin clean and to promote younger looking skin. The all-natural ingredients in this product ensure it will not be too harsh on the skin.

  11. Ketaki10:42 AM

    there are fruits out there that claim to help
    i think like grape fruit, blue berries, and also walnutsalso go and get some anti aging/wrinkle cream.

  12. Shreya10:43 AM

    You want to start protecting & hydrating your skin...good for you for wanting to do this! There are 3 things you need to do routinely for good, healthy skin: hydrate, exfoliate and protect. Each day you should cleanse your skin with something gentle. It does NOT have to be expensive. One of the best products is Cetaphil and you can get a large pump at any drug store for about $10. After cleansing your skin in the morning and night, you should apply a moisturizer with SPF. I think Neutrogena and Olay make great non-comedogenic products (they won’t clog your pores). Two or three times a week, you want to GENTLY exfoliate your face. Which means you need a cleanser with tiny microbeads (not big harsh ones) to help sluff off the dead skin. Over-exfoliating can lead to skin irritation and break-outs and isn’t necessary for every day skin care.

  13. Anonymous10:47 AM

    It's pretty easy, and yes, it's very good for colds and sometimes stomachaches too.
    Just boil some water on high heat (put about 4 cups of water so you can have more if you need it) in a medium saucepan and put two teabags (Lipton is fine). When it comes to a boil, turn off the stove. Squeeze 1 large lemon, or 2 medium lemons (you can use limes as well) and about 3-4 tablespoons of honey and stir till the honey is dissolved.
    Put some ginger too if you want even faster results.Another good thing you might want to try that also helps, is mint tea. Just put in a couple of mint leaves, fresh or dried, in boiling water and a teabag.


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