April 2, 2010

Beauty Tips: Reader's Contribution

Beauty tips* If you have dry, flaky arms and legs try this. Mix 6 tsp of petroleum jelly, 2 tsp of glycerine and 2 tsp of lemon juice. Apply this moisturizing lotion at least twice a week.
* If you have cracked heels, melt paraffin wax, mix it with a little Mustard oil and apply on the affected area and leave it on overnight. Do this everyday. Your heels will become smooth within 10-15 days.
* Massage your body with a mixture of coconut oil and some of your favourite essential oils like lavender or rosemary. Your skin besides smelling heavenly will become silky and supple.
* If you have facial hair, apply a sticky paste of egg white blended with sugar and cornflour. When it dries, gently peel off. Repeat this 3-4 times a week.
* For darkened neck and underarms, apply lemon juice mixed with cucumber juice and a pinch of turmeric daily. Leave this on for 20 minutes.
* To reduce puffiness of your eyes, grate a potato, tie it in a cloth and place the cloth over your eyes for about 15 minutes.
* Suffering from sunburns? Peel and grate a cucumber. Squeeze the juice. Mix 1/2 a tsp of rose water. Apply this on sunburns, leave it on for some time and then wash off. Also see these tips to ease sunburn ouch.
* A soothing body pack: Make a paste of mint (pudina) leaves and almonds. Add 3-5 tbsp of Besan (chickpea flour). Apply it all over your body and let it stay for 15 minutes. Then bathe with tepid water. Do not use soap or body wash.
* Apply toothpaste to minor burns to get relief from burning sensation and scars.
* To fade blemishes, apply carrot juice on your face regularly.
(Contributed by Vinaya K.)


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  1. Avani6:34 PM

    for the makeup:

    Instead of doing the black eyeliner all around, you can tone it down and use brown eyeliner and then I know this is weird, but the color of hair you have, copper or blue eyeshadow would look great! You R not really doing anything with your lips so maybe you can put a little gloss, but only a little...

  2. Vibha6:35 PM

    for the hair:

    Side bangs you can make it a little less choppy and then straighten your bangs out after you have cut them. For the actual hair, you can either grow it out and then straighten it, or what I think would look really pretty is grow it out and then do locks for love and get a style that looks really cute

  3. Soumya6:37 PM

    1. I run track and our team is extremly dedicated and strong so we need to keep it up and train hard and that motivates me to keep going and that's how i lose weight. plus here is an awesome tip when you do crunches or sit ups do 10 normal and then 10 reverse and keep alternating and keep it balanced. Also, try doing the workouts in Seventeen
    2. When ever i do my makeup i ALWAYS play up my eyes. and to do this if i don't want to do alot i take a shadow kind of close to my skin but lighter and sparkley, otherwise i try to do color combinations and make it flow. Youtube can show you videos on how to make it cool. or you can get advice on here
    3. Don't be obsesive with how you look. focus on your brain and your friendships and your life and neverythign else will flow.

  4. Sumati4:20 PM

    Great tips! I need this advice.

  5. Anonymous4:29 PM

    Baking soda - can use w/ hydrogen peroxide as a toothpaste to whiten teeth & to freshen breath.
    Crush raspberry & mix w/ a bit of honey. Use a lip scrub & rinse off. Raspberry will stain lips a bit.
    Ground oatmeal or use cornmeal as a face scrub. Can be mixed w/ water or yogurt.
    Yogurt has lactic acid which loosens dead skin cells.
    Olive oil - use a base w/ sugar, salt or coffee grounds for scrubs.
    Diluted vinegar as a clarifying hair rinse.
    Green tea as an ingredient for toner.
    Cold tea bags to depuff eyes.
    Black tea as a rinse to darken hair.
    Veggies like cucumbers, tomatoes & avocados for facials.

  6. Nisha4:37 PM

    salt. It is used as an exfoliate and gets rid of blackheads

  7. Mugdha4:51 PM

    oatmeal - put it in a blender for scrubs and masks
    Vinegar - the acid is a chemical exfoliant
    sugar - use a scrub that doesnt sting like salt
    Olive oil - greasy, but great fro really dry skin, hair, etc.
    PIneapple - bromolain and acids are exfoliants
    Tomato....same deal
    carrot - grate and mix with
    yogurt as a mask to replenish the skin....

  8. Suhani8:42 AM

    keep your hands off your face! Don't pick at your pimples, and don't touch your face throughout the day.

  9. One quick solution to persistent pimples on the face is the application of raw garlic juice blended with fresh lime juice on them.
    This daily once a day application will remove and reduce the formation of face pimples rather quickly.


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