Home Remedies For Spot Treatment

You don’t need to spend a penny to buy those expensive skin care products available in the market for spot treatment, instead you can make your own effective product for treating pimples, acne spots and scars, you just need to try different homemade recipes to find out which works best for your skin. Here are some home remedies you can try out to get good results by yourself. Effective spot treatment for my skin is Cinnamon-Honey mask and aspirin mask they always surprise me with the results.

Orange Peels

Orange peel

Take dried orange peels, grind it into fine powder. Add water to the orange peel powder to make a fine paste, apply this on pimples leave it for 10 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. If you have sensitive skin then don’t do this.

Tea Tree Oil

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Tea Tree oil does wonders to skin because of its antibacterial and antiseptic qualities. It is widely used in many skin care products available in the market. Wash your hands and face with lukewarm water and dry with clean towel. With help of finger tips apply Tea tree oil on acne spots and gently rub it. Do this for 10-15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. If you have few pimples that appear occasionally you should do this regularly, it will give your skin a good impact and within few days you will be able to control your pimples completely.

Aspirin Mask

aspirin

Aspirin contains salicylic acid which is very useful for skin, it helps to heal the acne, removes patchy skin and calms the itchiness of skin. Therefore it is widely used for spot-treatment. For spot-treating pimples you will need aspirin according to number of your pimples. To make a mask for entire face you will roughly need 5-6 aspirin. For Oily skin, crush the aspirin into granular powder. take aspirin powder in a small bowl add 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice, dissolve aspirin into a paste and apply this on pimples or entire face as a mask. Allow the mask to dry then dab with a warm wet towel. For dry skin instead of lemon juice add diluted warm honey and few drops of extra virgin coconut/olive oil and make a paste, apply the prepared mask on pimples or entire face, dab with warm wet washcloth.

Kaolin Clay Mask

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Kaolin clay is rich in silica, calcium, zinc and magnesium. It absorbs dirt from clogged pores and then shrinks large pores. It is used as face mask in many herbal spas. Mix kaolin clay with few tablespoons of diluted honey, apply thin layer of the prepared clay mask on your face and leave it until it dry. Then wipe it with wet washcloth. Honey will help moisturize the skin whereas clay will remove impurities from clogged pores. You can skip honey and make mask with only kaolin clay and water.

Baking Soda

Baking soda

Apply mixture of baking soda and water on pimple spots, let it dry for 5-10 minutes and rinse with cold water.  This is one of the excellent and economical method for spot treatment. But this is not for people with sensitive skin.

Oatmeal+Yogurt Mask

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Simple yogurt mask is excellent for night time spot treatment as it calms pimples and reduces inflammation of the skin. It also helps to prevent future breakouts and scaring of skin. The bacteria present in yogurt are also proven as useful for skin. Apply fresh natural yogurt on acne spots and rinse it with water after 10-15 minutes. You can add handful of oatmeal to yogurt, make a paste and apply this mask on face  for 10-15 minutes then rinse with lukewarm water. This is also an excellent face mask for skin.

Cinnamon+Honey+Nutmeg Spot Treatment

Cinnamon+Honey+Nutmeg

One of my favorite spot treatment, it smells great but look horrible!! Grind some cinnamon sticks and nutmeg into fine powder. Dilute honey by warming it along with few drops of water. Now add prepared powder and diluted honey in a bowl and mix well. Keep this paste aside for about half an hour. Apply the prepared mask on pimples, acne scars and blemishes. Let it do work for about 30 minutes. Later rinse face with lukewarm water and dab with clean washcloth. If using this as face mask for whole face apply it for only 15 minutes. Use this method regularly to stay away from pimples.

Rose-hip Oil

Rosa hips

Rose-hip oil is great for treating spots on dry skin. It replenishes moisture in skin and removes blemishes and spots. Its widely used to heal scars. Before using rose-hip oil on face Cleanse your hands and face so that you are not transferring bacteria to your face. Gently rub rose-hip oil on your pimple spots with your finger tips for few minutes then rinse with lukewarm water. Do this regularly to remove spots and blemishes.

Toothpaste

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Toothpaste is not only used for brushing your teeth but treating burns and spots too. Applying a thin layer of any white toothpaste (not gel toothpaste) on pimple spots will reduce inflammation and swelling and helps to heal them. Apply on pimples and let it dry, then remove with wet washcloth or clean cotton swab. Use this method overnight to get best results. I often burn my hands in kitchen and as soon as i have burns i will apply toothpaste to burnt area. You wont believe that it will really calm down the burning sensation and also prevent from forming water blisters.

The information on this site have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are not intended to treat, cure or prevent a disease or injury. The information appearing on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Results may vary. Please consult your physician for a complete list of indications, warnings, precautions, adverse events, clinical results, and other important medical information. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem, injury or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider.

Philips SalonStraight Active Ion Straightener HP8315 Review

As you all (Readers) know that I own Solia ceramic Flat Iron but I messed it up. It was my mistake of connecting my Solia Iron to high volts current which made it never wake up again I mean it stopped working. I really loved it 😦 but mistakes happen and I moved on.. Now it was time for a new flat-iron but this time I was tight on budget and was looking for cheaper flat-iron which I can afford. After researching in internet I made my mind to go and buy Philips SalonStraight Active Ion straightener HP8315 which was affordable and looked pretty good. So I ordered one and got it.  

The packaging was good. My straightener was in box along with user manual and warranty slip. Unlike Solia I didn’t get a heat proof pouch which is very useful but it was not a big deal because I already had it and I can use it for new Iron.

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Philips HP8315 Straightener

Philips HP8315 looks really pretty with purple design in black background color which I liked the most. Unlike Solia which disappointed me as it looked as a recycled product, Philips looked brand new.

Pretty Purple Design

Pretty Purple Design

Compared to Solia it has extra wider plates which uses less time to straight your hair, straightening is really fast with wide plates and has lock/unlock appliance slide which helps to lock your flat-iron plates when not in use. Since Philips HP8315 has Ion conditioning, it activates ions in plates and gives way better shine to your hair than Solia. You can hear the sizzling noise of ions getting activated while using. 

Lock/Unlock Slide

Lock/Unlock Slide

Philips flat-iron takes around 20-30 secs to heat up, it has light indicator to show its working and on, but it does not show its heated up and ready to use. It heats up to 210C (410F) and has no temperature settings so you should be very careful while using it as it may burn your hair if you hold on your hair for longer time. It has long cord so easy to handle and also has hanging loop so that you can hang it.

Hanging Loop

Hanging Loop

The main reason I purchased Philips was it came with universal voltage since my last flat-iron shut off due to supply of high voltage which I didn’t notice. I think Philips HP8315 would make a best buy for someone looking for cheaper yet affective flat-iron. You can also register your Philips appliance in www.philips.com .

Pros

  • Gives extra shine and conditions hair.
  • Straightened hair stays for 2 days.
  • Heats up really fast.
  • Automatic shut off after 60 minutes.
  • Swivel cord prevents from tangling of wire.
  • Universal voltage can use anywhere in world.
  • Convenient storage option lock/unlock plates.
  • Extra wider plates helps reduce time taken to straighten hair.
  • Worth for the price and affordable.
  • Straightens hair quickly.
  • Stands to each and every points it claims.
  • Has nice attractive design.
  • Straightens any type of hair.

Cons

  • No temperature settings and need extra attention while using.
  • No indicator to know Iron is ready to use or not.
  • Wide plates end with big flicks and curls if trying to use it to curl you hair.
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The information on this site have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are not intended to treat, cure or prevent a disease or injury. The information appearing on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Results may vary. Please consult your physician for a complete list of indications, warnings, precautions, adverse events, clinical results, and other important medical information. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem, injury or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider.

25 Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Blackheads

1. Facial Steam

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Take facial steam twice a week to open up clogged pores and also removes out dirt from pores causing blackheads.

2. Warm Towel Method

This is an alternate method of Facial steam. Boil clean water and  dip a clean towel into it, squeeze towel and keep it on blackheads for few minutes. This open pores and remove blackheads and dirt. Do this regularly to cleanses skin and prevent blackheads

3. Gram Flour + Fresh Cream + Rose Water

Mix gram flour, a spoon of fresh cream and 2 spoons of rose-water make a paste and apply it to face, rub gently then leave it for 10-15 minutes and rinse with warm water.

4. Honey + Cinnamon

Take 2 tbsp of  honey and  1 tbsp of cinnamon, mix them together and apply onto face let it dry for 5-10 minutes then wash with warm water.

5. Tomato

Take a peeled tomato remove seeds and mash it. Now apply it on face before bed, leave it overnight and wash it with warm water in the morning.

6. Egg-White Mask

This is one of the best method to get rid from blackheads. Take egg-white in a bowl with the help of brush apply a thin mask on face leave it for 5 minutes then again apply a second layer of egg-white to face. Let it dry for 15-20 minutes or until completely dry and makes your skin tight then wash gently with warm water. This method will tighten pores and pull out dirt from pores.

7. Lemon + Salt

Mix few drops of lemon juice with salt, stir it well then dab with cotton onto face leave it for few minutes and wash with warm water.

8. Lemon + Sugar

Take one spoon of sugar and add few drops of lemon juice stir it and rub this gently on face leave it for few minutes then wash with warm water.

9. Clay Mask

Apply clay mask for 10-25 minutes or until completely dry then wash with warm water. This method will also tightens pores and prevent skin from blackheads.

10. Orange Peel

Make a scrub of orange peel and water, rub it gently on face let it dry then wash with warm water.

11. Turmeric

Take a spoon of turmeric add few drops of water and make paste. Apply this paste on face let it dry then wash with warm water.

12. Honey

Gently rub honey on face for 2 minutes and leave it for 10 minutes then wash with warm water. Honey clears skin, makes it soft and glowing.

13. Oatmeal + Rose-Water

Mix oatmeal powder with few drops of rose-water to make a paste, apply this on face let it dry then wash with warm water.

14. Oatmeal + Yogurt

Make a paste of oatmeal and yogurt with equal quantities each and apply on face, rub few minutes then wash with warm water.

15. Baking Soda

Apply a paste of water and baking soda over blackheads leave it for 5-10 minutes then wash with water.

16. FenuGreek Leaves

Make paste of fenugreek leaves and apply on face, let it for 10 minutes and wash with warm water.

17. Almonds + Gram Flour

Soak almonds overnight ( or take a bowl of boiling water add few almonds leave it for 10 minutes) then peel off the skin, crush the
peeled almonds, to this add gram flour and make scrub. Rub it on face gently for few minutes, let it dry then wash with warm water.

18. Nutmeg + Buttermilk

Crush or grind nutmeg but not too fine, to this add few drops of buttermilk to form a paste. Apply and scrub gently for few minutes then rinse with warm water.

19. Potato

Take a raw peeled potato cut it into 2 pieces then take one piece rub it on face for 15 minutes on affected area and entire face, let it dry then wash with warm water.

20. Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulfate)

Mix a tbsp of Epsom salt with few drops of warm water, when salt dissolves dab this on face using cotton ball. Let it dry then rinse with warm water.

21. Green Tea

Take dry green tea leaves in a bowl add few drops of water make a scrub and gently rub on face for few minutes leave it for 5 minutes and wash with warm water.

22. Olive Oil + Lemon Juice

Take 2 spoons of olive oil add few drops of lemon juice and apply this to affected areas, leave it for few minutes then wash with warm water.

23. Toothpaste

Apply a thin layer of toothpaste on blackheads leave it for 15-20 minutes then wash with warm water. Do this alternate days for 2 weeks to get best results.

24. Rose water

Washing your face daily or dabbing rose-water with cotton ball to face regularly help prevents the skin from blackheads and cleanses skin.

25. Lemon Scrub

Take a lemon cut into halves, take one piece and gently rub on the blackheads for few minutes let it dry then wash with warm water. Do not over rub skin it may damage your skin or cause rashes.

Tips

  • Never pick or squeeze blackheads with fingers.
  • Wash face at least twice a day to keep it clean from oil.
  • Wear makeup as little as possible and wash it before bed.
  • Wash pillow covers regularly.
  • Use water based wet tissues to soak oil from face.
  • Cleanses your skin regularly to prevent blackheads and other skin problems.
  • While scrubbing always rub skin gently in small circular motions.
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The information on this site have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are not intended to treat, cure or prevent a disease or injury. The information appearing on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Results may vary. Please consult your physician for a complete list of indications, warnings, precautions, adverse events, clinical results, and other important medical information. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem, injury or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider.

Tips To Last Your Manicure Longer

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Creating an art on your nails is a big task and maintaining your hard work mani art for longer period is again a tough job, since our nails get in contact with water and other things in our daily routine. So ever wondered what can we do to last our beautifully done mani longer?? Well do not think so much, here are some simple tips which work great to last your favorite mani for longer period.

Clean Nails

Make sure your nails are clean enough before applying nail varnish. It is very important that your nails are washed properly and dried completely so that no residue of your previous nail varnish or any oil, dust, or water is left over on your nails.

Wipe with Vinegar

After removing your old nail polish and washing your nails cleanly, rub your nails with cotton ball damped with little bit of vinegar. Vinegar will help removing of any residue of nail polish remover and also moisturizes your nails. This will also prevent from forming of bubbles when applying nail polish and helps your polish flow better.

Rub with Cotton Ball

Finally take a clean cotton ball and rub and wipe out your nails and see the resulting clean nails. Now you can start your nail art and keep it for longer days.

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The information on this site have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are not intended to treat, cure or prevent a disease or injury. The information appearing on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Results may vary. Please consult your physician for a complete list of indications, warnings, precautions, adverse events, clinical results, and other important medical information. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem, injury or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider.

Simple Tips To Make Your Nails Strong

Almost all of the girls want long beautiful and healthy nails, but maintaining them is very difficult for everyone due to contact with water, dirt, dust etc, and for the homemakers its too difficult as they have to tackle with lot many things in kitchen like dish washing, chopping veggies, and so on..

I love long nails which are strong, but due to work i usually end up with chipped, soaked and weak nails which will easily cut down. Its was really a tough job to maintain my nails. But luckily i found some simple ways which i found very effective to make my nails strong and can grow long enough to make some interesting nail art. So here i am to share them with you so that you can make your nails stronger just like me.

Eggs

egg whites

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Eggs are very effective to make nails stronger. Take 2 eggs in bowl whip it and mix well and immerse your nails into it. Keep your nails for at-least 10-15 minutes and then remove and wash with water and gently dry them with cotton or cotton cloth, see the resulting nails smooth and bit shiny. Do this mani at-least twice in a week to keep your nails strong.

Water and Salt Solution

Salt water

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Take a large bowl add in hot-to-warm ( how much you are comfortable in ) water and add 1-2 spoons of  salt into water. Mix it well until salt dissolves and then immerse your fingers into it. Keep your nails for 10 minutes in the solution and then dry them with cotton/cotton cloth. You can do this daily or alternate days to keep your nails strong and clean.

I hope these simple tips will help you 🙂 Stay healthy Stay strong!!

The information on this site have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are not intended to treat, cure or prevent a disease or injury. The information appearing on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Results may vary. Please consult your physician for a complete list of indications, warnings, precautions, adverse events, clinical results, and other important medical information. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem, injury or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider.