D.I.Y Body Scrub

I have a post on body scrub wherein I discussed about its details and why is it important to use it. If you haven’t checked it out then you should definitely do so. And if you find it helpful then don’t forget to share it with your family and friends.

SUGAR SCRUB
1 CUP SUGAR
3 TBSP COCONUT OIL/ OLIVE OIL
1 TBSP HONEY
(COCONUT OIL IS A NATURAL MOISTURIZER

 

SALT SCRUB
I CUP SEA SALT
3 TBSP OLIVE OIL/ ALMOND OIL
TAKE A LITTLE  BIT OF THE MIXTURE IN YOUR PALM MASSAGING  IT GENTLY ON THE AREAS THAT YOU WANT TO EXFOLIATE.

TIPS

  1. YOU CAN ALSO ADD ANY KIND OF ESSENTIAL OILS IN THE SCRUB IF YOU WANT TO.
  2. IF THE SCRUB GETS TOO DRY THEN ADD SOME OIL & IF IT GETS TOO OILY THEN ADD SOME SUGAR/SALT
  3. ALSO DON’T FORGET TO APPLY THIS SCRUB ON YOUR KNEES AND ELBOWS AS THEY NEED A LITTLE MORE ATTENTION.
  4. THE BEST TIME TO USE THIS SCRUB IS AFTER A HOT SHOWER AS IT OPENS UP THE PORES.
  5. EXFOLIATE ONLY 2-3 TIMES A MONTH AND NOT EVERYDAY.

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PUMICE STONE

In my previous post I shared some details about dead skin cells and how to exfoliate it by using body scrubs. I also shared 2 D.I.Y body scrub recipes. If you haven’t read that then you should.

Today,  I want to share with you another method of exfoliation in order to remove dead skin cells. A lot of us may feel lazy to use or to make body scrub as it is a little time consuming process. So, this method of exfoliation will definitely be an alternate solution to body scrub.

WHAT IS A PUMICE STONE ?
A very light and porous volcanic rock formed when a gas-rich froth of glassy lava solidifies rapidly. Now that is something which is scientific so to make it easier, a pumice stone is a very light weighted stone that has many pores on it which is used to take out hard skin.

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WHERE CAN YOU USE THE STONE ?

  • It can be used on any area to remove dead skin.
  • The effects of pumicing are similar to the effects of shaving. The hair is removed close to the skin, rather than being pulled out.
  • On your feet to remove calluses.

HOW TO USE IT ?

  • Soak your calloused skin in warm water till it softens.
  • Wet your pumice stone.
  • once your skin is softened gently rub the stone over the area to get rid of the dead skin.
  • Repeat this for the other areas as well
  • Pat your skin dry.
  • Moisturize your skin.
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THIS IS THE PUMICE STONE THAT I USE

I am a very lazy person when it comes to making body scrub as I feel that it is too much of a task. I do use body scrub at times, but mostly I prefer using this stone as I was put into the habit of using it by my aunt. I used to use it as a tool for hair removal and I was also told that continuous use of it will stop the hair growth eventually and it definitely did. But as time passed I realized that the main purpose of this stone is to exfoliate the skin.

HOW I USE IT ?

  1. I clean the areas that I want to exfoliate with warm water as it helps to open the pores and makes the exfoliation process easier.
  2. I wet the stone and gently massage it in circular motion over those areas that need exfoliation.
  3. Once I’ve completed with exfoliation I go ahead with using a hair remover or I shave my legs.
  4. Sometimes I also use it after shaving  as it help to remove ingrown hair  that is caused mostly due to shaving.
  5. After patting it dry I moisturize my skin.

(If I don’t want to remove my hair I only go ahead with the 1st, 2nd and 5th step.)

HOW I CLEAN THE PUMICE STONE ?

  1. After using the stone I clean it by rinsing it once with water,
  2. Then I add a little hand wash or any shampoo to it and clean it with a toothbrush properly to take out the debris.
  3. I wash it off with water and leave it for drying, Some pumice stones come with a string attached that allows you to hang the stone to dry. If you let the stone stay wet, bacteria could grow in the pores, making it unsafe to use. Mine does not have one so I keep it on a clean cloth.

(Some stones may dry very fast whereas some may take some time.)

WHERE CAN YOU BUY THE PUMICE STONE ?

There are many beauty stores and websites that sell pumice stones from varied brands and are also cheaper as compared to buying body scrubs.

Many of us might think using a pumice stone or any body scrub might be a waste of time but as I mentioned in my earlier post these things are very important as they help to to get rid of the dead skin cells allowing products to penetrate into the skin leaving it smooth and moisturized. So, i hope this post will help you in some way or the other. If you like what you read and if you think that it can be of some help to your family and friends then share it with them.

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BODY SCRUB

SINCE WINTER IS AROUND THE CORNER I WANT TO SHARE SOMETHING THAT WILL BE HELPFUL TO EVERY ONE AS WE ALL LONG FOR MOISTURIZED SKIN.WE USE DIFFERENT KINDS MOISTURIZERS ON OUR SKIN IN ORDER TO KEEP IT MOISTURIZED AND YET WE FEEL THAT OUR SKIN STILL LACKS MOISTURE SO WE KEEP PILING ON MORE MOISTURIZER TO GET BETTER RESULTS AND THEN WE TEND TO BURN A HOLE IN OUR POCKETS. BUT DO WE ACTUALLY KNOW WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN? WELL, IF NO THEN YOU SHOULD KEEP READING.

OUR SKIN IS MADE UP OF  A NUMBER OF CELLS WHICH WEAR OUT FREQUENTLY BECAUSE OF THE ACTIVITIES THAT WE PERFORM ON A DAILY BASIS IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND NOW WE ALL KNOW THAT NOWADAYS, THE ENVIRONMENT IS HIGHLY POLLUTED. THESE WORN OUT CELLS ARE CALLED DEAD SKIN CELLS.

WHY DO WE REQUIRE A BODY SCRUB?
THERE IS A LAYER OF DEAD SKIN CELL ON OUR BODY WHICH CLOGS THE PORES ON OUR SKIN AND ACTS LIKE A BARRIER NOT ALLOWING PRODUCTS TO PENETRATE INTO IT AND LEAVING THE SKIN DRY AND DULL AND THAT’S THE REASON WHY SOME PRODUCTS DON’T WORK ON US EVEN WHEN THEY HAVE A GOOD NAME IN THE MARKET.

HOW TO TAKE OUT DEAD SKIN CELLS FROM OUR BODY?
EXFOLIATION, IT IS THE ONLY WAY THAT CAN BE USED TO TAKE OUT THE DEAD SKIN CELLS FROM OUR BODY.

HOW DOES BODY SCRUB HELP?
THERE ARE MANY WAYS OF EXFOLIATING. ONE AMONG THEM IS USING A BODY SCRUB.A BODY SCRUB HAS NUMBER OF GRANULES THAT HELPS IN TAKING OUT THE DEAD SKIN CELLS WHICH HAS BEEN FORMED ON THE SKIN LEAVING IT SMOOTH AND MOISTURIZED.

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF BRANDS THAT OFFER A WIDE RANGE OF BODY SCRUBS THAT ARE EASILY AVAILABLE BUT SOMETIMES THEY CAN BE TOO PRICEY SO I HAVE AN ALTERNATE SOLUTION FOR THIS PROBLEM THAT IS A D.I.Y BODY SCRUB WHICH GIVES YOU THE SAME RESULTS AS THE STORE BOUGHT ONE WOULD GIVE

 WHEN NOT TO USE THE SCRUB?
MOST OF THE SCRUB CONTAINS SALT AND SUGAR SO YOU SHOULD NOT USE THIS ON THE AREAS WHERE YOU HAVE ANY CUTS OR WOUNDS.

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SKIN CARE HACK

ALL OF US LOVE OUR SKIN AND ARE MORE INCLINED TOWARDS TAKING CARE OF IT BY SPENDING ON PRODUCTS THAT ARE AVAILABLE IN THE MARKET WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING  MUCH ABOUT OUR SKIN TYPES, AND THE PRODUCT IN DETAIL.

BUT DO WE KNOW THAT THESE PRODUCTS WILL ONLY WORK IF OUR SKIN IS IN A PROPER CONDITION AND FOR THAT WE NEED TO TAKE PROPER CARE OF IT. AND FOR THIS REASON I HAVE SOME HACKS THAT YOU SHOULD FOLLOW ON A REGULAR BASIS IN ORDER TO KEEP YOUR SKIN HEALTHY.

HACKS

THESE ARE SOME WAYS WHERE IN YOU CAN TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR SKIN BY CHANGING YOUR EATING HABITS.

  1. ONE SHOULD AVOID EATING TOO MUCH OF SWEETS , FATTY FOODS, FRIED FOODS &  ALCOHOLS AS THEY CAUSE BLOTCHINESS AND BLEMISHES ON THE SURFACE OF THE SKIN WHICH WE DON’T LIKE AT ALL.
  2. FOODS THAT YOU CONSUME MUST  CONTAIN VITAMINS AND PROTEINS LIKE FRUITS,EGGS,MEAT,MILK, NUTS, PULSES AND CEREALS THAT ARE A RICH SOURCE OF VITAMINS AND PROTEINS.
  3. ONE MUST DRINK AT LEAST 4-5 LITERS OF WATER PER DAY THIS WILL HELP YOU IN GETTING LESS DRY AND MORE GLOWING SKIN.
  4. EAT A LOT OF FRUITS ON EMPTY STOMACH ESPECIALLY IN THE MRONING’S. YOU CAN ALSO INCLUDE RAW VEGETABLES IN YOUR DIET IN THE FORM OF SALADS.
  5. EVERYONE’S SKIN TYPE IS DIFFERENT SO PROPER CARE MUST BE TAKEN ACCORDING TO IT, IN ORDER TO KNOW MORE ABOUT YOUR SKIN TYPE I HAVE A SEPARATE POST ON MY BLOG.

I WILL BE POSTING MORE SUCH HACKS RELATED TO SKIN CARE IN MY BLOG IN FUTURE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES THEN FEEL FREE TO ASK BY USING THE CONTACT FORM  PROVIDED BELOW.ALSO DON’T FORGET TO SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

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HAIR MASK

IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE I HAVE POSTED SOMETHING ON MY BLOG

WE GIRLS LOVE OUR HAIR AND ARE VERY PROTECTIVE TOWARDS IT.SINCE WINTER IS ON ITS WAY IT GETS VERY DIFFICULT FOR US TO MANAGE OUR HAIR AS IS LOOSES MOISTURE AND GETS TOO DRY. I SUFFER FROM THIS PROBLEM TOO. SO I THOUGHT OF SHARING A DIY MASK RECIPE WITH YOU THAT I FOLLOW, WHICH WILL BE EASY ON YOUR POCKETS AS IT ONLY INCLUDES 2 INGREDIENTS AND WHICH IS EASILY AVAILABLE AS WELL.

INGREDIENTS:

YOGURT

LEMON JUICE

PROCEDURE: IN A BOWL MIX  IN 4 TBSP OF YOGURT ALONG WITH 2 TBSP OF LEMON JUICE TILL IT BECOMES SMOOTH , APPLY IT ON YOUR SCALP AND THE LENGTHS OF YOUR HAIR. LEAVE IT AROUND FOR 20-30 MINUTES AND WASH OF WITH A MILD SHAMPOO.USING CONDITIONER IS OPTIONAL. YOU CAN USE IT IF YOU WANT TO

NOTE: YOU CAN ADJUST THE QUANTITY AS PER THE LENGTH OF YOUR HAIR.

THIS RECIPE CAN ALSO BE USED IF YOU HAVE ANY FLAKY SCALP ISSUE.

 

YES, ONLY THESE TWO INGREDIENTS WILL HELP YOU TO GET BACK THE SHINE AND THE MOISTURE THAT YOU LOST. THIS RECIPE IS TRIED AND TESTED AND IT WORKS.

TRY OUT THIS HAIR MASK AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT IT. FEEL FREE TO ASK REGARDING ANY QUERIES.

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SKIN TYPES

Hey everyone, welcome to my first ever post as a blogger.

So, the title itself makes it clear that today I will be writing about the types of skin.
This is one of the most faced problems today , people aren’t able to find out what skin type they actually are , so it further creates a confusion in mind so as to what product one should use, to treat any problems they are facing with their skin. So it becomes important to know what skin type you actually have.

THERE ARE 5 SKIN TYPES

I’m going to discuss on 5 skin types, some say there are 3/4.

  1. SENSITIVE SKIN

As the name itself says it all, this type of skin is very delicate, when there is exposure to the sun or when using any product.

  • Brightness or shine is not seen.
  • When any product comes in contact with the skin it causes itching, burning, redness, tightness.

If you can relate your skin to have faced any of these issues then your skin is sensitive one.

  1. NORMAL SKIN
  • Normal skin is soft.
  • It’s not oily, not dry.
  • This type of skin is very good.
  • Barely visible pores.
  • A radiant complexion.
  • No sensitivity issue.

 

  1. OILY SKIN
  • This skin type persons will always be glowing due to oil secretion which mainly appears over the nose, cheeks, forehead (T—zone area).
  • Feeling of relaxation during winters due to less melanin secretion.
  • More stickiness in (T-zone) during summers.
  • Frequent occurrence of pimples/acne.

 

  1. DRY SKIN
  • This skin type is also delicate.
  • More visible lines.
  • Dull, rough complexion
  • Need moisturizers after having a bath.
  • Skin feels too dry in winters and comparatively less dry in summers.

 

  1. COMBINATION SKIN
  • It refers to those skin types who have both oily and normal skin.
  • For e.g.-oily (T-zone) and rest of the face seems to be dry.
  • Shiny skin.
  • More blackheads.
  • Enlarged pores.

So, I hope by now you might have got to know something about your skin type.

In my further posts I will be sharing some causes/tips to take care of your skin based on your skin type.

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