Posted On Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 11:20:07 PM
A hectic week leaves little room for personal care. To add to the trouble is the everyday exposure to pollution, harsh weather conditions and scorching heat of the sun. Use the weekend to revitalise and do it from your own kitchen!
Many of us believe that oiling is the quickest remedy for curing dry hair. But according to Kavita, owner of Papillon Hair and Make Up Studio, we forget to oil the roots which causes further dryness.
Here’s a remedy she suggested to make those gorgeous locks longer and stronger.
Make a mixture of ¾ cup coconut oil, ¼ cup sesame oil and ¼ cup rosha oil. Heat it so that it blends well and apply the mixture to the roots. Leave the application overnight and wash it off in the morning as you normally do.
Reducing Skin Pigmentation
Skin pigmentation is a huge problem for those who are constantly on the go. Neesha Sharma, a skin care expert and owner of Bellissima parlor gives us her recipe: Break a Vitamin E capsule and mix in a few drops of castor oil and apply on deep pigmented areas. Leave it for while and then wash it off with regular water.
Unlike Cleopatra, time is never a luxury for most of us. Thus the essential skin care routine of cleansing, moisturizing and toning is not possible.
A home made facial scrub is the best way to get rid of all the dirt and grime. To help you further here’s a remedy suggested by Dr Jamuna Pai.
Mix four tbsp of chickpea powder (gramflour or besan), one tbsp honey and onetbsp of milk. Make a thick paste and apply on your face and your body.
When the scrub dries off, rub in a circular motion to exfoliate the dead layers of skin. This scrub is good for people with oily skin. In case of dry skin condition, the same scrub can be used by substituting milk with full cream.
Tanning cannot be avoided entirely. Despite using sunscreen twice a day skin does get tanned and darkened. Dr Sangeeta Amladi, Head-Medical Services, Kaya Skin Clinic suggests a facemask that will help your skin to regain its lost complexion.
Break an egg and carefully remove the egg yolk. Add a tablespoon of honey to the remaining egg white. Whisk the two well to make a viscous paste.
Apply it on your washed face. Let the face mask sit for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off with normal water.
“Using a broad spectrum sun screen of at least SPF 15 can will work better in blocking the harmful rays and protecting your skin,” says Dr Amladi.
Keeping your skin moisturized is important. “Mix a tad bit of honey and a vitamin E oil if you have dry skin to moisturize it well,” says Anaitha Khorana, a beautician working with Gazelle.
She further suggests that a mixture of honey with two drops of lemon juice is a best suited moisturizer for oily skin.
“Drinking about 8-10 glasses of water and a balanced diet is the key to good skin care at home,” says Dr Amladi. Your skin is a reflection of what lies beneath.