We try out all kinds of face wash, oils, shampoos, and moisturizers, but something seems to lack.While we understand your desperate need to reach a glowing skin and healthier hair, spending a fortune on every other product that is launched in the market, won’t help. All these major brands exist to sell, but it is your responsibility as a consumer to avoid what might harm your skin or scalp furthermore. With tons of skin types ranging from oily, dry and combination, it is important that you first, understand your skin or scalp type and then use treatments that best support them.

In this article we have collected all skin and hair related beauty tips that can help you to get beautiful, healthy skin & hair and at the same time will make your skin aging process a lot smoother

Skin Types
Beauty Tips for skin
Beauty Tips For Hair
Beauty Rules

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Skin Types


Normal Skin Type

If you have a skin which isn’t too oily and also not too dry, then most of your friends around you are surely envying the glow that your skin is radiating. It is the desirable skin which is in between the two extreme ends. You will know that you fall under this bliss category if your skin does not get too sensitive while using most of the products. It is soft, supple and comes with an even skin tone.

Normal skin type isn’t entirely flawless and might face a little flakiness and patches but with minimum care, all these problems can be managed to come to a rest. It is generally blemish-free, acne-free and is far away from any sort of breakouts.

Oily Skin Type

You know oily skin[1] if you see one. It is shiny and quite easily breaks out. It is also prone to acne. Ever wondered why blackheads, whiteheads and pimple grow in areas that are prone to get oily? Oily skin tends to have larger pores which make it easier for dirt and gunk to penetrate deep inside the skin tissues, starting problems right from the roots.

While your face doesn’t lack moisture as it is almost all the time covered with a layer of oil, it can still manage to look dull and lifeless. To figure out if your skin is oily, you can take an oil absorbent paper and gently press and rub it on your face to check how much oil gets absorbed into it. If it’s more than usual, then oily is the category that your skin belongs to.

Dry Skin Type

Dry skin[2] is exactly opposite to oily, quite obviously. It lacks moisture and hence, becomes too flaky. Where the normal skin people face this issue only in winters, people with dry skin face this 365 days a year. Remember the way your skin stretches and burns? Dry skinned people go through that on a daily basis. It is dry and hence, they have very tiny pores. Because of this, moisture from varied kind of oils and creams find it very difficult to penetrate into the deeper layers of your skin.

The one common characteristic which is slightly more visible in dry skin but is available in oily skin type too is dullness. I am sure you can recall advertisements where a women’s skin is used as a notepad because scraping on it due to dryness is so easy? And if you think it is exaggerated, think again. There are a lot of women who face another level of dryness where their skin tends to peel off as well.

Combination Skin Type

If some parts of your skin tend to be dry and some parts are oily, then you have combination skin. The most common skin type, due to pollution and dirt, combination skin type is the trickiest to deal with. You have to literally use products that will act as a balancer or use different products to tackle separate areas as per the skin type.

Applying anything that helps in curing oily skin with a dry patch can worsen the situation and vice verse. Have you heard about the infamous T-zone? That is a huge part of combination skin type where the forehead, area around the nose and the nose itself tends to get oily wherein other parts of the face remain dry or normal.


Beauty Tips For Skin

Now that we have our skin types sorted, we can look at certain beauty tips for them that can help solve their various issues. Benefit from these beauty tips[3] and welcome a constant shine into your lives.

For Dry Dull Looking Skin
For Oily Skin
Tips For Dark Circles
Beauty tips For Chapped Lips
Instant Facelift
GoodBye Acne
Tips For Skin Whitening

For Dry and dull looking skin

A dry or dull looking skin could exist for multiple reasons. Maybe you are not providing all the nutrients that your skin requires to glow. Maybe you are exposing your face to a lot of pollution and dirt which is taking away all the moisture from your face and leaving you with dry and dead looking skin. The reasons are endless.

You have tried all kind of masks and packs but nothing is helping you to cure your dryness? It is time to do something at home that is completely natural and give mother nature a chance to do her magic. Listing below, top 4 recipes to treat dry and dull looking skin at home:

Remedy #1 – Clean It Up With Lemons

Lemons have Vitamin C that is known for its anti-ageing properties. It also comes packed with skin brightening and lightening properties.

  • You can consume lemon juice first thing in the morning to throw out all toxins present in your body.
  • You can then use lemon juice to wash your face as it will help clear your skin. Because of its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic[4] benefits, it will help your skin breathe throughout the day and also protect it from any sort of infection.
  • You can use the peels of lemons to rub on the neck as well as face to get rid of spots.

Remedy #2 – Hydrate Using The Milky Way

Milk is yet another ingredient that can brighten and soften dry skin.

  1. You just have to take a little milk cream or thick creamy layer from your normal milk and use it to massage your skin. This ingredient moistens the dead skin on your face as well as neck.
  2. Ensure you massage in circular motions which are down to up, and not up to down, as this can lead to permanent saggy skin.
  3. Once applied, let it sit till it dries and then wipe it off either using cotton or a clean cloth. Try and use cool water for it.

Milk cream contains a lot of fat that can thoroughly hydrate and moisten your skin. Following this once a week will leave you with smoother and silkier skin. Milk cream helps in soothing and moisturising the skin which goes through a plethora of harsh conditions. Make sure you add it to your routine.

Remedy #3 – Oh, Honey!

You will always find a bottle of honey at almost everyone’s place. It is time to take them out and use it for your skin care. Honey comes with properties like antioxidants, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, helping the skin tone to become lighter. It is also one of the ingredients that have already found a niche in the beauty and haircare [5]sectors. Shampoos and body moisturisers have started coming with one of their core ingredients being honey.

There are a lot of ways honey can be mixed with other ingredients to cure your dry skin problems. You can mix it with oatmeal and use as a natural scrub to brighten up a face that has gone dull or you can use it with a cinnamon paste to help lighten your face. Figure out a problem and choose your ingredient according to it, honey will support all of them and help eradicate your skin issues.

Remedy #4 – Chocolates – Eat It And Mask It

As much as you enjoy munching on chocolate bars, applying it to your face will benefit you to greater extents. But be sure to pick up the darkest of dark chocolates for facial application. It comes packed with antioxidants[6] that will help your skin to get healed efficiently.

You have to make a paste of this and massage it onto your face in circular motions. Wait for it to dry out completely and wash it using cold water. You will be good to go after treating your skin with this. The antioxidants will cleanse your face leaving it to radiate the way you always desired.

Remedy #5 – Fruit Masks

While now that you are well aware of the top ingredients that can help cure your dryness, we bring to you a few powerful fruit masks that will vanish all the dryness off your face like a genie

–Banana Mask

Ingredients:

  • 1 fully ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp of honey

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and mash 1 ripe banana into it till it becomes like a paste.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of raw honey into it and mix both of them really well.
  3. Ensure not to leave big chunks of banana in it.
  4. Apply this pack onto your face and neck.
  5. Massage for 10 minutes in an upwards circular motion.
  6. Wash it using cold water and pat dry.

–Avocado Face Mask

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe medium-sized avocado
  • A tbsp of rosewater/water
  • 1 tbsp of raw honey

Process:

  1. Take a blender and throw in the scooped avocado flesh into it.
  2. Blend it go make a thick creamy textured paste.
  3. To this smooth paste, add 1 tbsp rosewater(or water) and 1 tbsp of raw honey.
  4. Mix well and apply it on your face and neck and leave it for 15 minutes.
  5. Then, wash it off using cold water.
  6. Pat dry.
Face mask

Tips For Oily Skin

Ever shied away from a picture clicking moment because all your friends have flawless skin and you don’t want to look like a blob of oil in that picture? An oily face often goes through such situations. The release of excess sebum can expand your pores, which in turn, lead to acne, blackheads, whiteheads and pimples[7]. Using these home remedies can help in controlling the oil and keep skin problems at bay.

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Follow these top 4 ways of managing oily skin and move one step towards an incredible looking skin:

Tip #1 – Cleansing Is A Must

Not that those with other skin types have the liberty to not wash their faces on certain days, but those with oily type of skin must make it a habit to keep their skin clean. While for a normal or dry skin type, 2-3 times cleansing or face washing in a day is enough, people with oily skin have to do it one extra time. Opting for face washes of cleansers that are gel based or foam based is the best pick.

Just because your skin is oily does not mean that you treat it with commercial products only. This can, in fact, strip off the natural oils required by your skin to stay nourished. Try and avoid face washes that come with added oils. A product containing turmeric, honey or neem will be best for you.

Tip #2 – Scrub It All

Scrubbing oily skin once a week is a must and this goes without saying. It is most important to keep the surface of your skin as clean as possible. To eliminate dirt and gunk that oily skin attracts because of the additional layer of oil sitting on the surface, it is important to scrub and get all of them out. However, make sure your scrub it appropriately and don’t overdo it as it can leave you with an inflamed skin which will be more prone to get infected.

Tip #3 – Face Mask

A face mask is a godsend if used with the right ingredients. Using a face mask for oily skin especially after exfoliating[8] it will benefit it to greater extents. The best ingredients to be used for an oily skin could be Multani mitti, sandalwood or papaya.

Papaya Face Mask

Ingredients:

  • Half fully ripe papaya
  • Half a lemon

Process:

  1. Take a blender and make a thick paste out of the half papaya.
  2. Into this smooth paste, squeeze half a lemon and mix well.
  3. Apply it to your face and neck and give a thorough massage.
  4. Leave it for 15-20 minutes, let it dry.
  5. Then, wash it using cold water.
  6. Pat dry.

Tip #4 – Use An Alcohol-Free Toner

Using a toner is a habit that most of us have not added to our skincare routine. However, it has its own benefits. Especially for someone with an oily skin toner will help reduce the size of pores helping lesser dirt to affect the layers of skin.

It will also help in adding an additional layer to the skin which, after cleansing and exfoliating, is very useful as it will keep the impurities away. If you don’t wish to spend on toners, then the Gulaab jal that you have been using since time unknown acts as a toner as well.


Tips For Dark Circles

Be it staying late up to finish an urgent office work or pulling an all-nighter to finish your syllabus, there is an endless list of reasons due to which our sleep gets compromised. Where it surely has bad effects on health, dark circles [9]are also one of its results. The skin around our eyes is comparatively very thin and is prone to get affected very quickly.

You must have noticed dryness hitting that area the first. Stress, exfoliating more than what is required, iron deficiency and sleep deprivation can lead to a panda life appearance, however, you can use these tricks to say goodbye to dark circles for gorgeous looking eyes.

Remedy #1 – Potato

Anything with natural bleaching properties will work well on any type of darkness that occurs on your skin. Potato comes infused with natural bleaching properties which help in lightening the skin under your eyes and to reduce any sort of puffiness.

  1. Take a chilled potato and grate it.
  2. Once done, squeeze the juice out of it.
  3. Soak two cotton pads in this juice for one whole minute and leave it on your eyes for 20 minutes straight.
  4. Once dry, wash it with cold water and pat dry.

Remedy #2 – The Classic Cucumber

Flooded with antioxidants, cucumber can help reduce the puffiness around the eyes. Being a natural astringent with cooling properties, it contracts skin tissues reducing the prominence of darkness under eyes.

This is the easiest to do and we have been following it even before understanding how it actually helped. For this, all you have to do is:

  1. Keep a cucumber in the refrigerator and let it chill.
  2. Once done, cut two pieces and place it on your eyes for 10 minutes.
  3. Wash your eyes after that and pat dry.

Remedy #3 – Cold Tea Bags

Dark circles reflect on the skin when blood vessels under the eyes widen. Tea bags are a perfect cure for it as it contains caffeine that is known to shrink the blood vessels back to its actual size and reduce fluid retention. This not just helps in reducing the dark circles but also leaves you with fresh and lively eyes that don’t look strained.

  1. Take two tea bag and soak it in water in a mug.
  2. Put the mug in the refrigerator for it to cool.
  3. Once cool, take these two tea bags and place it on your eyes for 15 minutes, and then remove them.
  4. Rinse your face later with cold water.

Tips For Chapped Lips

There are certain features that people notice almost immediately. Lips are also one of them. And why shouldn’t they grab all the attention? It is used to do the most positive thing ever- Smile! But what to do if they are shedding skin exactly like a snake. Yes, they will be noticed. But no, not for the right reasons.

The only way to cure chapped lips is by hydrating them and providing them with enough nourishment. Sun, excessive licking, allergies, smoking, drinking or certain medications can be the few reasons for chapped lips, however, they can be treated with instant results.

Tip #1 – Exfoliate 

Removing the dead skin is the first and most crucial step. Exfoliating the lips just like your face is equally important. A nourished, healthy-looking skin is noticed first. All you have to do is choose the right ingredients for scrubbing the lips and you will get young and nourished lips within no time.

The best ingredients for this is sugar. Create a mix of coconut oil, sugar and rub it against your lips for 5-10 minutes. Don’t overdo or put extra pressure while rubbing as it can damage the layer below the dead skin as well. You can also use these masks for lips that have gone dry and chapped.

Honey & Vaseline Lip Scrub

Ingredients:

  • Honey
  • Sugar
  • Vaseline

Process:

  1. Take a small storage container and add 1 tbsp of honey and 1 tbsp of sugar in it.
  2. Mix well.
  3. To this, add a small scoop of Vaseline. Make sure that the sugar’s quantity is a little more compared to the other ingredients.
  4. Dampen your lips and apply this scrub to your lips and start exfoliating.
  5. Use a wet tissue/wet cloth, which has been run down under warm water, and wipe it clean.
  6. Apply lip balm for added protection and go to sleep.

For An Instant Facelift

You necessarily don’t need surgery for this particular one. An instant facelift might sound like a treatment where you go under the needles but it isn’t. Affected yet again by environmental factors like pollution and sun damage, a face can go saggy because of ageing and exposure to airborne toxins as well. It is Collagen and elastin, the two proteins that are responsible to keep the skin tight, wrinkle-free and smooth, and reasons mentioned above act as hindrances to this. But who said that they cannot be dealt with?

Remedy #1 – Egg Face Mask

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp yoghurt
  • 1/3 lemon

Process:

  1. Break an egg and separate the yolk from the white.
  2. Squeeze 1/3rd lemon juice and add 1 tbsp of yoghurt to it.
  3. Apply this mask onto your face and neck. Let it dry.
  4. Make sure that you keep your face and neck straight till the mask dries up.
  5. Lastly, wash it using lukewarm water.

Remedy #2 – Clay Mask For Tightening

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp of bentonite or Kaolin clay
  • 1 tbsp milk powder
  • Rosewater
  • Water

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and mix 2 tbsp of bentonite or kaolin clay whichever is easily available.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of milk powder and rosewater to it. According to the quantity, add water to form a thick paste.
  3. Apply the thick paste onto your face and leave it for 10-15 minutes to dry.
  4. Once dry, rinse it off.
  5. Pat dry.

GoodBye Acne

Acne can be treated with medical treatments and surgical methods, however, it will be a hard hit on your pocket and might also lead to side effects. It is the most common skin problem faced by people all over the world which is caused due to pores clogging up with dead skin and oil. Acne can be caused due to stress, hormonal changes[10], genes and the diet that one follows.

While certain factors are strictly not in our control, we can help eradicate your acne at the comfort of your home. It is important however to understand your skin type, allergies, and the way your skin react to certain ingredients. We recommend a patch test before going all in.

Remedy #1 – Cinnamon And Honey For Acne

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 2 teaspoons of honey

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder and 2 teaspoons of honey into it.
  2. Mix it well and form a paste.
  3. Apply this paste to your face and leave it for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Rinse it after 10 minutes
  5. Pat dry.
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Remedy #2 – Turmeric, Milk And Honey For Acne

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1 teaspoon of turmeric, 2 teaspoons of milk and 1 teaspoon of honey into it.
  2. Cleanse your face and apply this concoction to it.
  3. Let it sit on it for 15-20 seconds.
  4. Rinse it after that and pat dry.
Acne

Tips For Skin Whitening

We come across numerous advertisements, fashion magazines and Social Media posts where we see women with flawless skin. It shines and glows as a source of light. While all this glow and glitz is due to tons of cosmetics and technical editing, a lot of people are also blessed with naturally glowing skin[11].

Now, they might be born with it, but everything good needs to be maintained too. Pollution is the most important reason why skin tends to go dull. Exposure of the skin to UV rays will also result in the skin going dark. If there is one thing that can affect the entire functioning of your body then it is stress. Stress increases the cortisol, which can affect blood flow to the skin and slow down the skin repair process. Due to this, darker areas like under eyes or patches are left untreated which leaves one with dark and dull skin.

However, you don’t need big bucks to repair this temporary issue. A few ingredients from your kitchen is all that it takes to brighten up your skin and make it full of life.

Remedy #1 – Papaya and Honey Mask

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup fresh papaya pieces
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and mash the papaya pieces to form a thick paste.
  2. Add honey and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice to this paste and mix thoroughly.
  3. Apply the paste to your face and keep it on for about 20 minutes.
  4. Wash your face with warm water.
  5. Rinse again with cold water and pat your skin dry.

Remedy #2 – Gram Flour and Tomato Mask

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp gram flour
  • 1 medium sized tomato

Process:

  1. Take a medium sized tomato, cut it and use a blender to make a puree out of it.
  2. Make sure it is closer to the paste-like consistency and not runny.
  3. Take a bowl and add this puree and 1 tbsp of gram flour to it.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Apply the mixture of tomato and gram flour to your cleansed skin and leave it on for about 15 minutes.
  6. Then, rinse it using cold water.
  7. Pat dry.

Beauty Tips For Hair

If there are two things that can majorly trouble a woman, it is her hair and her skin. Both stand as a reason for her confidence and for making her day go all gala. I am sure we all must have heard of bad hair days? They have the power to disturb a woman which nothing else can.

We spend endlessly on new shampoos that promise to leave our hair looking lustrous and long, but nothing is able to satisfy the hair needs, to help nourish them from within. We sure understand that giving time to your hair can get tricky considering the fact that you are always on a run. However, just a little time out and you will be left with hair that will move with every twirl and turn.

Ditch spending a fortune on expensive hair care products that come loaded with chemicals and ingredients that might harm you, and go all natural.

Follow these beauty tips for your hair and see unbelievable results for yourself.

For Damaged Hair
For Dry Hair
For Frizzy Hair
Hair smoothening Masks
For Dandruff
For Itchy scalp

For Damaged Hair

Nobody likes hair that can be easily compared to a broomstick. To overcome this, people also treat dry and lifeless hair with heavy shampoos, serums, smoothening treatments, adding another layer of chemical to something that is already damaged. Damaging hair is quite easy, however, bringing it back to its original state or even to remotely repair it is quite difficult.

A hair[12] has three layers with cuticle being the outermost one. The lesser nourishment the cuticles get, the drier your hair is going to grow. For someone with dry and damaged hair, nourishment and moisturising is the key. There is literally nothing more heartbreaking than watching your hair lose all its nourishment and breaking every now and then.

However, treating your dry and damaged hair with chemicals to nourish and moisturize them is not the only way of dealing with it. You can go all natural and use ingredients that will not cause any harm yet nourish them to the maximum extent.

Remedy #1 – Milk + Olive oil

Ingredients: 

  • Butter – as per your hair volume and length
  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • 4 teaspoons of milk
  • 1 tbsp of glycerin
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil.
  • 2 tbsp of castor oil

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add butter to it.
  2. Now add 2 tbsp of honey, 4 tbsp of milk, 1 tbsp glycerin, 2 tbsp olive oil and 2 tbsp castor oil to it.
  3. Mix well to form a creamy paste.
  4. Divide your hair into small sections and apply this paste thoroughly.
  5. Leave it on for 10 minutes.
  6. Wash after 10 minutes with a mild shampoo and use conditioner.
  7. Air dry your hair.

Remedy #2 – Egg Hair Mask 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 egg yolk/4-5 vitamin E capsules
  • 4 tbsp fresh curd
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and break open an egg, keeping only the yolk part.
  2. You can use vitamin E capsules if you don’t want to use egg.
  3. To this bowl, add 4 tbsp of curd and 1 tbsp of olive oil.
  4. Mix well to form a creamy paste.
  5. Divide your hair into small sections and apply this paste thoroughly.
  6. Massage it for 3-5 minutes after the application. Cover it with a shower cap.
  7. Leave it on for 1 hour.
  8. Wash it off after 1 hour with a mild shampoo and use conditioner.
  9. Air dry your hair.
Hair care

Remedy #3 – Lets Go Banana

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp of aloe vera gel
  • 1 tbsp castor oil

Process:

  1. Take a mixer and throw in 1 ripe banana, 1 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp aloe vera gel and 1 tbsp castor oil.
  2. Blend it till it reaches a concoction-like form.
  3. Apply this evenly on to your hair as well as scalp.
  4. Massage it for 3-5 minutes after the application. Cover it with a shower cap.
  5. Leave it on for 1 hour.
  6. Wash it off after 1 hour with a mild shampoo and use conditioner.
  7. Air dry your hair.

For Dry Hair

If you think making a mask is a tedious job, then you can try this oil recipe which can be made and stored for a long time. It can be used multiple times to get soft and nourished hair.

Remedy #1 – Hot Oil TreatmentIngredients: 

  • 500 ml of coconut oil
  • 2-3 baby onions
  • 2-3 amlas
  • 15 curry leaves
  • 2-3 teaspoons of methi or fenugreek seeds
  • 4-5 pieces of aloe vera leaves

Process:

  1. Take a pan and boil coconut oil for a minute.
  2. Add 2-3 cut baby onions, 2-3 cut amla pieces, 15 curry leaves, 2-3 teaspoon of methi seeds and 4-5 cut pieces of aloe vera leaves. Mix very well.
  3. Boil on a low flame.
  4. Stop the flame when you see an oil-like substance getting released from the mixture.
  5. Take a fine cloth and strain the mix once it becomes a little cool.
  6. Extract as much oil as possible out of it and transfer it into a storage bottle.
  7. Use this oil and massage your scalp for 10-15 minutes.
  8. Leave it on for 1 hour.
  9. Wash it off thoroughly after an hour using any mild shampoo that suits your hair and condition well.
  10. Take off excess water from your hair.
  11. Air dry.

For Frizzy Hair

Your hair can be thick and healthy but still manage to look unattractive if they are frizzy[13]. If it feels that you walk with an electric charge around you because of the way your hair behaves, then my friend, you are going through this common yet unfortunate situation called frizzy hair.

For those of you who aren’t aware of how one reaches this situation, then let us walk you through it. The outermost layer of your hair which is the cuticle gets raised due to the ‘n’ number of climatic, environmental and lifestyle reasons and unwanted moisture tends to enter through them. This causes swelling which in turn causes frizzy hair.

However, for frizzy haired people reading this, it is not a permanent issue and can be dealt with following a few natural beauty tips and you will be able to tame your hair down.

Remedy #1 – Avocado And Olive Oil Mask

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and mash 1 ripe avocado in it.
  2. Add 2 tbsp of olive oil and mix it thoroughly to form a creamy paste.
  3. Section your hair and apply thoroughly without leaving any part.
  4. Once applied, leave it on for 20 minutes.
  5. Now, wash it off using cold water.
  6. Use a shampoo and rinse again and don’t forget to apply conditioner after this.
  7. Dry your hair using a clean towel.

Remedy #2 – Gelatin Hair Mask

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp of gelatin powder
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and mix a 1/3rd cup of water with 1 tbsp of gelatin powder. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar and few drops of essential oil as per your preference. Mix very well.
  3. Section your hair and apply thoroughly without leaving any part.
  4. Once applied, leave it on for 30-40 minutes.
  5. Use a shampoo and rinse your hair and don’t forget to use a conditioner.
  6. Dry your hair using a clean towel.

Remedy #3 – Banana and Cocoa Hair Mask

Ingredients: 

  • 1 banana
  • Whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and mash one banana in it.
  2. To this add 2 teaspoons cocoa powder first and then whole milk keeping in mind the required consistency.
  3. Make sure to not make it very runny or too thick.
  4. Section your hair and apply thoroughly without leaving any part.
  5. Once applied, leave it on for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Wash your hair with water first, rinsing away the applied mixture.
  7. Use a shampoo and rinse again and finally condition your hair.
  8. Dry your hair using a clean towel.
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Hair smoothening Masks

It’s a straight up myth that only people with frizzy or dry hair needs hair smoothening. You can have perfectly straight hair and still wish to add an extra layer of nourishment to it. While someone with dry or frizzy hair might need it more than anyone else, anyone who wants to moisturize and make their hair healthy can use it to get fabulous looking hair.

There are a few prominent ways using which your hair can become absolutely smooth. You can use them as per your convenience and help nourish your hair to look fabulous.

Remedy #1 – Cold Water Rinse

First, before digging deep into the ingredients, the most basic thing you can do to get soft lustrous hair is to rinse and wash them with cold water only. Using cold water ensures that the first layer of your hair shaft is sealed which wouldn’t let any sort of dirt, gunk or moisture to go in.

This will help in getting smooth and shiny hair as moisture not entering the shaft will mean no frizz at all. Using warm or hot water widens the cuticle which leads to impurities going in and creating dryness and frizz. Use the cold water rinse technique whenever you are taking a shower next and see instant results.

Remedy #2 – Aloe Vera Gel

Being a powerhouse having about 75 nutrients, aloe vera[14] is used in all major hair and beauty products because of its ability to soften the textures. There are some effective enzymes present in it which help in hair growth and moistening and smoothening the hair.

With nearly similar chemical components like keratin, aloe vera can easily seep deep into the layers of hair and nourish from within. Known as the “wand of heaven” and the “plant of immortality” aloe vera comes packed with a pH of 6 and the nutrients in it work wonders for hair. You can use this ultimate hair mask which covers all ingredients that will leave you with a soft and smooth hair.

Remedy #3 – Corn Flour Mask 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbsp aloe vera gel
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise sauce

Process:

  1. Take a blender and blend 1 banana in a cream like consistency.
  2. To this add 1 tbsp corn flour, 2 tbsp aloe vera gel, 1 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp lemon juice and 1 tbsp mayonnaise sauce.
  3. Mix them well and make a paste out of it.
  4. Section your hair and apply thoroughly without leaving any part.
  5. Once applied, leave it on for 30 minutes.
  6. Wash your hair with water first, rinsing away the ingredients.
  7. Use a shampoo and rinse your hair again and finally condition them.
  8. Dry your hair using a clean towel.

For Dandruff

An always scratchy person who is shedding dry skin like it is snowing never looks appealing. Dandruff is one of the most common problems that both men and women face. Dandruff occurs when the scalp’s skin goes too dry or too oily ultimately peeling the skin off. It can also be a cause of an infection or an actual disease.

It might be surprising for most of you but dandruff can be caused due to either a very dry or due to an extremely oily scalp. While dandruff caused due to fungus or a particular disease might need expert attention, the normal ones can be cured right at the convenience of your home.

Remedy #1 – Lemon And Coconut Magic

Ingredients: 

  • 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and put 3 tbsp of coconut oil in it. You can add in more based on the length of your hair.
  2. To this squeeze one whole lemon’s juice.
  3. Mix them well.
  4. Section your hair and massage thoroughly without leaving any part.
  5. Make sure that it reaches each and every section of your hair and scalp.
  6. Once applied, leave it on for 30-40 minutes.
  7. You can also leave it overnight. Don’t worry if it burns a little, it is quite natural due to the irritation that is caused by dandruff to your scalp.
  8. Wash your hair using cold water and a mild shampoo and conditioner.
  9. Once washed, dry your hair using a clean towel.

Remedy #2 – Yoghurt Mask

Ingredients: 

  • Vitamin E capsules
  • 1 cup fresh yoghurt
  • Glycerin
  • Castor oil
  • Fenugreek seeds
  • 1 egg

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and soak fenugreek seeds in water for 8-10 hours.
  2. Use a grinder to grind the softened fenugreek seeds and make a powder out of it.
  3. Take another bowl and mix 1 cup yoghurt, 2-3 vitamin E capsules, 1 tbsp glycerin, 1 egg and 1 tbsp castor oil into it.
  4. Mix both the mixtures and blend them together to form a paste.
  5. Let it sit for 10 minutes as fenugreek tends to swell which can thicken the paste.
  6. Section your hair and apply this onto your hair as well as on your scalp
  7. Once applied, leave it on for 2 hours with your hair covered with a shower cap.
  8. Shampoo using a mild shampoo and conditioner.
  9. Once washed, dry your hair using a clean towel.

Dandruff

For Itchy scalp

Have you ever itched so bad that you wounded your scalp to an extent where it started bleeding? Well, itching can be very annoying, there is no doubt about that. Plus it can get embarrassing to always scratch your head while hanging out with your friends.

You must be facing itching due to endless reasons. It could be lice, dandruff, dry & non-hydrated scalp, dirt and sweat, and the list go on. It is a proven fact that once you get into the itch-scratch-itch cycle, there is no way you can stop almost immediately. But, if you thought, itchy scalp is bad then you must know that the inflammation faced after scratching for countless minutes is even worse. Follow these ways to become free of an itchy scalp and get the cool and light scalp.

Remedy #1 – Tea Tree Oil

Used in the medical world as an essential oil, tea tree oil [15]comes with anti-bacterial properties that help cleaning up the scalp, leaving it without any dirt or gunk. It is proven to fight varied kind of bacterias, fungus, and infections. It also helps in soothing the inflammation that is caused by constant itching and scratching.

However, known as a strong volatile essential oil, it is always beneficial if it used mixed with some carrier oil/s to mellow its effect.

Coconut And Tea Tree Oil Solution

Ingredients: 

  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 10 drops of tea tree oil

Process:

  1. Take 1 tbsp of coconut oil and 10 drops of tea tree oil.
  2. Mix them together thoroughly.
  3. Section your hair and apply this mix concentrating mainly on your scalp.
  4. Allow it to sit for 30 minutes or overnight if possible.
  5. Rinse well using shampoo and conditioner.

Remedy #2 – Peppermint Oil

Ingredients: 

    • 1 tbsp castor oil
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 10 drops of peppermint oil

Process:

  1. Take 1 tbsp of castor oil, 1 tbsp of olive oil and 10 drops of tea tree oil.
  2. Mix them together thoroughly.
  3. Section your hair and apply this mix concentrating mainly on your scalp.
  4. Allow it to sit for 30 minutes or overnight if possible.
  5. Rinse well using shampoo and conditioner.

Beauty Rules

Rule #1 – Make up in reverse direction

While applying any face cream, serum or moisturizer on your face, it is always suggested to apply in upward directions as it helps to get rid of wrinkles, fine line on your face. But for make up this is opposite. While applying make up on your face, downward strokes makes face hair less apparent.

Rule #2 – Never forget any section

Generally we ignore neck part, while applying either make up or face mask. Stop it, if you’re make this mistake. You should always pay equal attention to your neck.

Rule #3 – Go Red

In make up if you’re not sure what color shade will suit on your lips, go with RED. One color shade that looks good on all, no matter how old are you or what is your skin color

Rule #4 – Never rub your hair

Hair is your crowning glory, its your duty to treat them well. Keep your hair ends well moisturized with hair serum and never rub them. After washing just twist your hair to get rid of excess water and then wrap them in old cotton T-shirt.

Rule #5 – Oiling is good for hair but don’t overdo it

Oiling is good for your hair, as it improves blood circulation but make sure you do not leave oil on your scalp for long time. Also make sure your scalp is clean always. If you have oily hair, wash them every alternate day.

This article has been medically reviewed by Dr.Nagakeerthana S, MD (Dermatology) on 19/2/2019



Vani Kambali

Health and Wellness Content Writer at Glowpink
Health and wellness content writer at Glowpink, I find my solace in the words that I cook and serve to people for them to benefit from it. With my growing interest in health, wellness and travel sectors, I concentrate on capturing the things that I read and see from my eye and deliver it to people in the crispest manner for them to experience and take back something from it.
The story of my life- I hate writing, I love having written- Dorothy Parker
Vani Kambali

Vani Kambali

Health and Wellness Content Writer
Health and wellness content writer at Glowpink, I find my solace in the words that I cook and serve to people for them to benefit from it. With my growing interest in health, wellness and travel sectors, I concentrate on capturing the things that I read and see from my eye and deliver it to people in the crispest manner for them to experience and take back something from it. The story of my life- I hate writing, I love having written- Dorothy Parker

50 Comments

  1. Wow what a terrific post. It has so much useful info that my brain is overloading =D Definitely bookmarking this one.

  2. Awesome work on the article. It is really detailed, comprehensive and well written. keep up the awesome job. we want more like this!!

  3. All these are awesome and effective tips. I am going to recommend this post to everyone I know who is concerned with being beautiful. This will be a great help as it is being to me.

  4. Hello, Iris here. Terrific article which gives you well rounded advice to achieve a beautiful body. I just want to ask one thing. I have a lot of jojoba oil in my home. Can i use it instead of other oils like castor oil or olive oil on my skin?? I have been using it for a couple of years at this point and I am fully satisified, as satisfied as I have been with any oil for my skin. I am pretty sure it will be fine, just need a confirmation from anyone. so… anyone??

  5. Hi Iris, yes i concur that jojoba oil is great for the skin. yes, you can replace other carrier oils with this one if you wish to do so. I think it might be even better. But that is just my opinion so take that as you may (take it with a grain of salt is my recommendation :D)

  6. Hey, awesome post. Finding a lot of tips and techniques which I was not aware of before. I thought that I was already an expert at beauty care before. But you learn something new every day don’t you. Well, now I know much more and I have this awesome site and post to thank for it. Really grateful for all the help and encouragement. Keep up the great work.

  7. Hey, this is a very useful post. I am in my mid-late twenties but my skin already looks very old. I am getting many fine lines and wrinkles. People mistake me to be in my 30s often. I am really worried about this. Please any help or suggestions you can provide will be very helpful. Thank you.

  8. Hey guys, there are many natural ingredients which you can use to take care of skin which will help prevent premature aging of the skin. Jojoba oil is one such oil. Massage it on your skin every day. Couple other things which you can use are pomegranate and vitamin E. Eat a lot of pomegranate for great skin or use it to make face masks and stuff to take care of your skin a take years off of it. hope this helps a little at least

  9. Awesome post guys! this contains all the info you will need to get beautiful skin and hair and look your best. More like this please. keep em coming.

  10. Hey, good work on the article. Really well written and expansive. everyone will find something new to learn here. I wanted to know which essential oil is best for frizzy hair. I am really annoyed by my hair nowadays as they are becoming quite damaged due to my hectic lifestyle. They go all over the place and look like huge bird’s nest because of all the frizziness. I already saw the natural remedies for frizzy hair and it mentioned that i can also add essential oils. i am a big fan of essential oils as I’ve been using them on my skin for a few years now. and getting great results too. so.. yeah.. help a girl out. which essential oil should i go for?

  11. Hey Jodene, you are right, essential oils are great natural remedies for tons of our problems. For treating frizz, you should opt for essential oils which are hydrating and moisturizing. Cedarwood and sandalwood essential oils would be great for your purpose I’m sure. Try them out. I use a lot of sandalwood essential oil and its scent is heavenly. just wanted to point that out. Toodles.

  12. Thanks for taking the time to reply to my question. really appreciate it. Okay, I think I will try sandalwood. Who doesn’t like heavenly aromas 😉 thanks again.

  13. Awesome post to curate your own beauty regimen according to your needs. I have a suggestion for everyone. Use aloe vera to treat and beautify your skin too along with the hair. You won’t ever want to go back it is so good. I tell everyone that they should keep an aloe vera plant in their home.

  14. I agree wholeheartedly Neha. I have a couple of aloe plants in my home. and i love giving them always as gifts too to spread them around :). they also do not need much care to thrive so it won’t be a burden on you if you are concerned about that. good luck and I wish radiant beauty to everyone. Bye.

  15. Hello guys, thanks for this brilliant and exhaustive article on various tips to improve out overall beauty. Most women will be able to find a lot of useful information in here. I am going to send this to all my friends. Keep up the great work.

  16. Yeah, this is a really useful post. bookmarking this one for later for sure. i can’t use it all at once 😀

  17. Thanks a lot for this great post!! I have very oily skin and I am always on the lookout of remedies and tips and stuff to somehow decrease its oiliness to bring it to more manageable levels. I also get a lot of acne because of it and also have to deal with tons of acne scars too. I really started self-hating my body and skin because of that. But pretty soon I realized that you are what you are and it is beautiful. Now I try to use natural methods an remedies to keep my body healthy, hygienic and looking good too. I now feel better than I have felt in a long time after just accepting myself and being honest. I am sure this post will help a lot of girls find natural remedies to treat their problems and cultivate a healthy self-confidence and self-esteem which will help them achieve great heights. You know beauty is not just about looking good for others, it is about feeling good from inside too. I wish you guys all the success so that you reach every woman all over the world who need this. Cheers and keep doing what you are doing, it is helping a lot of people.

  18. That is a really inspirational and on point write up. thanks for sharing your thoughts with us . I am sure many women, like me, would resonate with it and find some connection. lots of love, __

  19. Hey guys, I am in need of some help. I have a lot of pimples on my cheeks and forehead. What should I do to remove them? and is there any way which I can use so that I get less acne and pimples. I am so frustrated by these. I am having them for years. I am 22 years old. Please any help is appreciated.

  20. I think the turmeric honey and milk face mask would be good for you. I have used it regularly it does wonders to my skin. It reduced my breakouts significantly and moreover gave me gorgeous skin too. It makes my skin softer and it feels amazing to touch. Even I find it hard to keep my hands off myself 😛

  21. Thanks for the reply! how often or frequently should I use it?? thanks again, I really appreciate it. xo

  22. That one is pretty gentle and useful face mask. I use it like at least a couple times in a week. you can try it 2-4 times a week too if you suffer from a lot of acne and breakouts like me. Believe me you would not believe that natural home made remedies could be so effective . Why do we even by the cosmetic chemical products?? who knows

  23. Wow, this is a very detailed and nice post on how to improve every major part of your beauty and looks. I am amazed at how much information is packed in there. Looks like I will be consulting this page for weeks to come. Bookmarking this for later then . Awesome post once again and keep up the hard work, it is appreciated by hundreds of people all over the globe.

  24. Yes, great post. I am from somalia and this post is very useful to me and my friends too. i am sharing many recipes from this with my friends and neighbours. Even my kids love it. I love feeling my skin and hair after trying out some of the masks given hair. they are really useful and effective. thanks from me and friends too.

  25. Hey friends, I am having a lot of hair problems nowadays. My hair are falling out much more and they look really bad and damaged too. They have a lot of split ends now and feel weak and dry and thin. What should I do please help me. I just moved to a new city a month back and maybe it is the stress, hectic lifestyle which is causing it. but the tons of pollution has my money on it. What should I do , please suggest the best options I can go for to help my hair and protect them in future too.

  26. Great write-up. It has so much useful information its ridiculous. Please write more like this I absolutely love it!

  27. So glad I stumbled upon this. i already know this site is going to be my new hangout spot. So much useful and relevant info on here. Feels like there is so much to know and learn here. well , I better get to it then 🙂 Thanks a bunch and I hope you guys keep working as hard in providing us the pertinent topics which impact us greatly. Farewell and good luck on your journeys.

  28. What a great compilation of a lot of beauty tips to take care and find your own beauty. Really great job on this article, I love comprehensive articles like this. Keep up the good work!

  29. Hey guys, I have short hair and I want to grow hem as quickly as possible. Anyone have any tips on how to grow them. I want to grow them quickly down to my waist. what are the best things I can do to increase my hair growth rate.

  30. I don’t think you can influence the hair growth rate in such a way that easily. You have to take a holistic approach and keep your body healthy and hygienic together with your hair. Just take good care of your hair and they will stay healthy and grow at the fastest rate that is possible for them.

  31. I would have to agree with Marion, you cannot just, like, take a pill and make your grow out magically. unfortunately, science is not there yet. Until then, you have to fill the see with tiny drops.

  32. I have a few suggestions which you can incorporate in your life and you will see your hair grow longer naturally and quickly. Brush your hair gently and carefully. massage your scalp daily, use shampoo 3 times a week and condition every time you do. Use a microfiber towel and use a soft pillow case. This way you will prevent your hair from damage and they will stay healthy so they will grow to their fullest extent.

  33. Thanks a lot! some good useful tips in here. everyone should follow these as they are good practices and does not take anything extra from you. I would also just add that follow a healthy diet, which is full of essential nutrients for your body and hair. That is very important. What you eat reflects on your outward appearance pretty significantly.

  34. Cheers for the great and detailed and so educational post. Definitely saving this one. 🙂

  35. I have a question for you gals. Does hair growth slows down with age?? or is it just me??

  36. Hair growth indeed slows down as your age increases. That is because hair spends more and more time in resting phase than it does in growing phase as you grow into your middle age.

  37. Hey girls, I am having problems with my skin and I am in desperate need of some help. I have got a very oily and acne prone skin. My whole face is pockmarked with pimples most of the time and there are many scars, blemishes and red spots on it too. What should I do, I really need some help and guidance. anyone?

  38. Try the turmeric, milk and honey face mask. It is great for oily and acne prone skin. It will also help make it clear and blemish free.

  39. You should start by using it 3 times in a week and go from there according to the results you are getting. Hope this helped.

  40. Thanks a lot for your help. I will test your suggestions out and get back with the results. see you. Thanks again.

  41. Awesomely detailed and extensive post. It feels like this has everything I need for beauty care routine. I am gonna share this everywhere believe me. cheers and keep up the awesome work.

  42. yes, this post also brought a lot of tips and tricks for body care to my attention. Thanks to team glowpink for that. Keep producing more content like this. Good luck and have fun

  43. These are all awesome and very useful tips and home remedies. I suggest every woman pay attention here you will learn a bunch of new stuff which most are not even aware of.

  44. Terrific post guys!! I am sure it will help out many women. I also add onto it a little bit and do my part. I also have some basic tips which if you follow always, i promise, you will have much easier time with your skin. First is- drink plenty of water; finish 6-8 hours of sleep daily, eat fresh fruits and vegetable a lot; always wear sunblock and always take off your make up before going to bed. If you follow these rules your skin will stay in the best shape.

  45. Great tip Sneha. Each one of these is crucial and should always be followed by every woman who wants to take care of her skin and herself. Thanks for sharing these with us. These seem obvious and simple but you will surprised how many women do not follow these even if they are aware they should. Thanks and keep it up.

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