Beauty And Skin Care: What Is Your Skin Type

Hi, Friends

I know most of you already know about the basic skin types. So, don’t worry I won’t bug you today by writing a big and detailed story. This post will help people to determine their skin type. By reading this small post you will have a good idea about your skin type. After getting an idea about your skin you should buy beauty or skin care products according to your skin type which will enhance your beauty.

So, here are the five basic skin types

First wash your face with a good face wash or cleanser. Pat dry. Don’t apply toner and moisturizers to your face keep it bare for 3 hours. Take a piece of tissue or blotting paper and press it onto your face covering all areas like your forehead, outer forehead, nose, cheeks, outer cheeks and chin. Now, do quick check on your tissue or blotting paper and the area it was placed on and determine your skin type and its beauty.

If you don’t face any tight feeling on your face and there are no oil traces on your tissue paper then you have normal skin type and without any hesitant you can consider yourself a normal skin beauty.

Dry Skin:

If your feel your skin as dry, flaky and tight and sometime it itches as well and tissue or blotting paper doesn’t have any oil traces. Then, you are a dry skin beauty.

If you find visibility of oil on your forehead, nose, cheeks and chin and there are oil traces all over the tissue or blotting paper then, result says you are an oily skin beauty.

Combination Skin:

If you feel oil on your forehead, nose and chin and you have visible traces of oil on some areas while your cheeks are dry then, you’re considered as a combination skin beauty.

This skin type gets very struggling as they react to new skin care or beauty products. The visible results are red, inflamed or itchy skin. You have to work good to find the best product which suits your skin and of course you will turn out to be a sensitive skin beauty.

Soon, I will discuss about the skin care for your skin type. Which will help to achieve that beautiful, young and healthy looking face.

Beauty Tips: Easy Tips To Remove Tan And Prevent Tanning

In California the weather is always hot and we tend to get tanned easily we cannot really get rid of the sun’s rays. Though I am home most of the time I get tanned easily so, its necessary to apply sunscreen or sunscreen lotion to prevent tanning. These easy beauty tips will help you to get rid of tan naturally.

  • You can use a used lemon which is left with some juice in it and rub it with sugar on you tanned areas. Sugar removes dead skin by exfoliating and lemon helps in removing tan. Now, apply a good sunscreen or a lightning lotion though you are at home.
  • After coming home make a mixture of curd, lemon juice, and turmeric powder together and apply it on the tanned areas for 15-20 minutes. Then, wash off. All three ingredients possess skin lightning properties so; it will definitely remove your tan.
  • Take mint leaves and rose water and grind them together to make a paste. Now, apply on tanned areas and leave it on for 15 minutes. Now, wash off with cold water.
  • Make a paste by mixing 1 tbsp of honey, 1 tbsp of milk powder, 1tbsp of lemon juice and 1/2 tbsp almond and apply on face and neck or you can apply on other tanned areas of your body like hands, legs and feet and take the desired amount of each ingredient for these areas. Now, keep it for 15minutes and then wash off with cold water.
  • If you’re lazy and want a hassle free and quick remedy then, this is for you. Cut potato into very thin slices and apply them on face and keep it for 15-20 minutes. It will remove your tan and also remove your dark spots as well by giving you a clear face. Use this tip for 15 days and you will see the results. You can also use a grated potato as it has more potato juice, refrigerate the grated potato for few minutes and then apply it on your face or tanned areas and yes you can apply this on your eyes too. Enjoy its cooling part, which will calm your skin in summer and will work great to remove tan.
  • Take two ripe tomatoes and add few drops of lemon juice and grind them to make a paste. Apply to your tanned areas and wash off with cold water after 20min.
  • Whenever you cut vegetable or fruits, mash the leftover or peels and apply it to prevent tanning and remove tan on your body parts and face. While making salad use the peels don’t throw it into the dustbin, mash it and apply in the same way, then wash with cold water.
  • Mix oatmeal with curd and tomato juice and apply on your tanned areas. Keep it for 15-20 minutes now remove the pack by massaging, it will remove the dead skin and then wash with cold water. It helps remove the tan and lightens the skin.
  • Make a paste by adding papaya, few drops of lemon and add sugar to it and keep it on for few minutes then, scrub your skin with it by massaging.
  • Take baking soda and rose water and apply this mixture on tanned areas of your body, keep it for few minutes and then massage your skin for 1 minute. Now, wash off with cold water. Apply moisturizer as your skin gets dry after using this tip.

Exfoliate or Scrub

Use a good quality scrub which helps in lightening of skin and also removes dead skin well like ST. Ives Scrub. Or you can use home-made scrubs like sugar scrub or baking soda scrub. You can exfoliate your skin using a good loofah or soft brush which increases blood circulation, removes dead skin and also you don’t face any ingrown hair problem on your body. After this apply a good skin lightning moisturizer to see the results. It has always worked for me gave me smooth hands and helped in removing tan.

Diet

Include items like lettuce, cucumber, radish, broccoli, tomatoes and other leafy vegetables in your diet and juices and fruits like lemon, orange, kiwi which are rich in vitamin c. They will protect your skin from tanning.

Beauty Products With SPF

Use a good sunscreen or sun block which has a good quality SPF in it. Buy those products which speaks of SPF present in them or they protect you against heat like your lip balm, compact powder, foundation, lotion etc. Apply it the way it your product says. This will definitely prevent sun tanning.

Always carry umbrella before stepping out, don’t directly face the sunlight wear SPF content products on the exposed areas. If you have severe dark circle or you’re prone to it then, don’t forget wear glares and apply a good eye gel or cream. After coming treat your affected areas with a soothing home remedy or tips.

You should follow these beauty tips after coming home and make sure that you don’t have to go out after using these tips. Make sure you are not too much exposed to sunlight, try to avoid as much as you can. If you can’t then don’t step out without applying sunscreen.

Beauty Tips: Tips For Acne

How To Get Rid Of Acne My Own Experience

Few years back I was suffering from acne on my forehead, it was a disaster. If one disappeared another two-three were ready to pop up. I did lots of things to cure, tried lots of beauty tips as well. But, nothing worked out for me. Then, one of my friend noticed and asked me to follow something, which I did and I am damn happy with the results. I did not apply anything, did not follow any beauty regimen, did not go to dermatologist, did not consume anything special. I just followed my friends instruction which worked for her and me as well.

Now, I will share it with you. I will be very happy if it helps someone. I used to wash my hair by taking my them in front and apply shampoo and conditioner. Check the picture below for reference, this is the way I used to wash my hair. This was the main cause for forehead acne, few pimples on my face and ugly marks on my forehead which were getting severe day-by-day.

After that I followed my friend advice and changed the way of washing my hair, by taking all the hair behind and started washing them using shampoo and conditioner and my forehead acne stopped visiting me and few pimple I used to get on my cheeks that too stopped. The below picture shows you the correct technique of hair wash.

Because the main cause of the problem was wrong technique of hair wash. So, always you should find out the root cause of the problem. This way you can get rid of the problem. Now, I have a clear skin on my forehead even the spots are not visible. If you have problematic skin like combination or oily then, apply fuller’s earth [Multani mitti]. It decreases the heat level to some extent and keeps oil at bay. Hope, this beauty tip will help you guys.

Beauty Tips: Cure Split Ends At Home

Split ends is one of the annoying problem that every women face in her life. It makes your hair lifeless and unhealthy. Split ends occur when the ends of your hair fibers lose the protective layer “cuticle”. It can occur anywhere on your hair shaft but mainly occurs at the end of your hair. To cure this problem here are some tricks that anybody can do at home and it doesn’t even cure your split ends but makes your hair healthy and beautiful.

Orange banana treatment

Take ¼ cup of orange juice, ½ banana and beat two eggs and make a mixture. Apply the mixture all over your hair and cover your split ends and do a gentle massage to moisturize them. Cover your head with a plastic shower cap and keep it for half an hour and then wash your hair as usual. It will nourish your hair and lock moisture in your hair strands.

Egg White Mask

Take one egg white, ¼ cup of yogurt or curd and ¼ cup of mayonnaise. Mix all the ingredients together and apply this mixture evenly to your wet hair and keep it for 30 minutes by covering your head with a shower cap. Now, you can wash your hair as you do. Works as rich conditioner for dry hair.

Papaya Hair Pack

Mash a ripe Papaya (without seeds) and mix it with ½ cup of yogurt or curd according to your hair length. Now, massage your hair with this pack by paying extra attention to your split ends and leave it for 30 minutes then wash your hair. It makes your smooth and shiny.

Castor Oil Conditioning

Castor oil is more popular when it comes about hair care. To deep condition your hair take equal amount of castor oil, mustard oil and olive oil according to your hair length, warm it. Now, massage your scalp and hair with this mixture including your split ends. Now cover your head with a shower cap and keep it for 30 minutes then wash using your shampoo.  Castor oil thickens hair, prevents dry scalp and boosts health of your hair, Mustard oil strengthens and promotes hair growth and Olive oil nourishes and improves the strength and elasticity of your hair and all three of them makes your hair extra smooth and silky.

Cream Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise sounds yummy but using it as a conditioner or hair mask is really don’t know what to say!! But it does add luster and moisture to your dull and dry hair. Take a cup of mayonnaise apply it all over your hair covering the split ends and leave it on for 30 minutes and then wash your as usual. It may diminish your split ends if used as a conditioner and adds strength to your hair and makes them healthy.

Honey 

Take ½ cup of yogurt or curd and mix it with a tablespoon of honey. Massage you hair and split ends with this mixture and leave it on for 20-30 minutes. Now wash your hair and get extremely soft and shiny hair.

Beer Wash

Take 1 cup of beer and apply it all over your hair including your split ends. Cover all your hair with beer and rinse your hair after few minutes. Beer works as a good conditioner cum cleanser for your hair. The sugar and protein present in the beer strengthens the keratin in your hair and gives you shiny hair.

Avocado

Mash an avocado and spread it all over your hair and do a gentle massage on your hair and split ends. Keep it for 20-30 minutes on your hair like a hair mask. Now, wash your hair as usual with your shampoo and conditioner. You will see a noticeable result after washing your hair. Avocado makes your skin and hair very smooth to touch if you already have it in your diet. While using this hair mask you can also add olive oil as well for extra shine.

Olive Oil

Olive oil has lots of beauty and health benefits. Olive oil is very effective in treating your split ends. Take a good amount of olive oil for your hair massage, it should be warm and then massage your hair and hair ends with it. Now, put a shower cap let the oil deep condition your hair and scalp for 30 minutes.  Now wash your hair using a good shampoo. Olive oil works as an excellent moisturizer for dry hair.

Fenugreek Seeds And Apple Juice

Take 1 tablespoon of fenugreek seeds powder, 1 tablespoon of apple juice, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of yogurt or curd. Mix all the ingredients together and apply it all over your hair and do a gentle massage on your split ends. Leave for 20-30 minutes and then wash your hair. It will deep condition your hair thus hair becomes smooth, shiny and healthy looking.

Coconut Milk

Coconut milk helps in hair growth as well and it is one of the best treatment for split ends. Take coconut milk and apply all over the scalp, hair ends and give a gentle massage to the roots. Leave it for 25-30 minutes and then wash your hair.

Below are few everyday Hair Care tips to prevent split ends for healthy hair.

  • Never comb your hair vigorously and do not comb wet hair. If you cannot avoid it use a rich conditioner before washing your hair as it will help in tangle free combing and be gentle with your wet hair. People with long hair before, combing untangle your hair using fingers
  • Don’t leave your hair open in hot summers or hot weather cover them with a scarf or use a heat resistant spray or a leave in conditioner.
  • It’s necessary to moisturize your hair in winters and people with dry hair should use a conditioning hair mask in winters.
  • Using of dryers or other styling products makes your hair rough and dry with split ends problem. Limit use of heated styling appliances and try to keep the temperature to cool setting to prevent hair from hot temperature of dryer. Before using any heated appliances for styling your hair use heat resistant spray which protects your hair against the temperature.
  • To avoid split ends trim your hair regularly because your desire of getting long hair can get disturbed by the occurrence of split ends in your hair.

Use of good quality hair products like shampoo, conditioner, hair spray, hair gel etc and drinking lots of water and a healthy diet for healthy looking hair is very important.

What Is Your Skin Tone?

Knowing your skin tone is very important to choose the right color which suits your skin tone. Choosing a wrong foundation shade or a blush can make you look like a clown. The foundation shade must match your skin tone to create a smooth texture of your skin and give you a flawless look by minimizing your skin imperfection. Skin tone plays an important role in doing a flawless makeup.

Here are the two ways to determine your skin tone:

Things You Need: You require a cleanser, a soft towel, a large mirror, piece of silver and gold foil or piece of silver and gold cloth.

  1. Wash your face with a cleanser. Pat dry. Do not apply any skin care product like toner or moisturizer. Wait for 15 minutes.
  2.  Now, take a piece of silver foil and gold foil of your face size or at least half size of it [You can replace silver and gold foil by a piece of silver and gold cloth]. Now, hold the foil one by one or together in front of your face and look into a large mirror by placing it where you can find direct lighting [Except florescent lighting].
  3. With the right color metal foil your face will glow while with the wrong one your face will look grayish.
  4. If silver suits your skin, you’re “COOL” skin toned.
  5. If gold suits your skin, you’re “WARM” skin toned.

Things You Need: Clean and bare face just like above, a mirror and a white piece of paper.

  1. Look into a mirror by holding a piece of paper to your face.
  2.  Now, check whether your face looks yellow, if yes then you belong “WARM” skin tone.
  3. If your face looks rosy-pink or bluish red, then your skin tone is “COOL”.

These are the easy tricks to do at home and funny too so enjoy them and determine your skin tone by yourself. Now, you can choose your makeup stuff according to your skin tone. Choose your makeup palette, blush foundation etc according to the skin tone as enhance your beauty.