Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Natural Home Remedies for Sunburn

Sun burn

Overexposure to the sun’s ultra violet rays can cause sunburn.

Sun burn causes the skin to become tender and red. After a few days, blisters also starts appearing on the skin which is followed by peeling of the skin. Excessive exposure to UV rays also makes the skin look lifeless, dull and leathery. The rays cause undue free radical damage which could also lead to skin cancer.

Natural Home Remedies for Sunburn

 Following are some of the best natural home remedies for effective and quck and successful relief from Sunburns:

  • Aloe Vera: Apply aloe vera gel all over the sun burnt area as it benefits the skin immensely. Aloe vera also soothes and hydrates the skin. It keeps a check on inflammation and burning.
  • Cucumber: Place fresh cucumber slices or grated over the affected area for soothing. It also reduces heat and burning and helps regain normal skin texture.
  • Honey: honey is one of the most remarkable remedy for sun burns. Apply honey on the affected area and leave on for at least 20 minutes. Then rinse off.
  • Essential oils: 1 % lavender oil on the burnt skin is recommended. Also, Taking herbal baths using lavender or chamomile essential oils hastens cure.
  • Potatoes: Grate a potato and apply over the burnt skin. Starch from the potato soothes the skin.

Ensure that you always slather on a sun block when you leave home. It shields the skin from the harsh UV rays of the sun.

What's more, shades are recommended to protect the delicate skin under the eyes.

Stay hydrated and drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water per day. Incorporate loads of fresh fruits in the daily diet. They provide fluids and vital nutrients that nourish the skin.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Eye Care

Eye Care

Eyes are the window to one's heart. They make the very first impression. They are one of the most important sensory organ. proper care and pampering is needed to keep them healthy and beautiful.

  1. Always Remember to remove your eye makeup before you go to sleep as keeping makeup on makes the skin near your eye dry and invites wrinkles at an early age.
  2. Take almond oil on your finger tips and lightly massage the skin near the eyes. Remember not to apply pressure and then wipe off. this keeps the skin health and also will help get rid of dark circles.
  3. As we all know, cucumber slice placed over the eyes soothes them and also lightens dark circles.
  4. Before going to bed, put 2 drops of rose water in your eyes. this will help remove dirt from the eyes and also will give a soothing effect.
  5. Sunglasses
  6. As the mercury is rising day by day and sun is getting harsh, it is advisable to wear sunglasses while you are out in the sun.


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Natural Remedies for Indigestion

Heavy Stomach, High pulse rate, heavy breathing, headache are some of the first signs of indigestion which finally leads to gastritis and heartburn. faulty eation habits are a mojor cause of indigestion.

Simple natural remedies can help you keep indigestion at bay:
Vegetable Salad

  1. Make an habit of having a glass of hot water and 4 kalimiri (Black Pepper) empty stomach first thing in the morning.its very benefitting for a number of stomach problems.
  2. Having Pudina (Mint) with every meal also helps ingestion.
  3. Make vegetable salad an important part of your meal as it helps indigestion and also provides a good amount of nutrition.
  4. Have 4 to 5 small meals in a day and maintain a proper eating habit.
  5. Avoid fried, spicy and junk food like vada pav, pani puri etc.
  6. Cut down on intack of non- vegetarian food.
  7. Increase comsumption of fruits.
  8. Avoid packed, canned and processed food.
  9. Go for home made fresh fruit juice instead of ready made juices available in the market.
  10. Avoid intake of soda's and coke's.
  11. Add a hint of lemon, mint and ginger in fruit juice as it helps indigestion immensely.
    Fruit Juice with Mint & Ginger
  12. Increase intake of green leafy vegetable in  your daily diet.
  13. Adding a pinch of Hing (Asafoetida) in spicy food is also a good natural remedy for indigestion.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Natural Remedies for Winter Care

      Cool breeze, Chilled morning, sweeter scarf and shawls. Mumbai has never ever felt so blessed with winter in years. winter came in full swing and gave relief from hot sun and sweaty weather.

But as every weather has a bad effect, winter does too.
Dry skin tends to get more dry and even oily skin faces adverse effect of cold weather. chapped lips, cracked heels, dry and frizzy hair all come hand in hand with winter.

Don't let this ill effects stop you from going out and enjoying cold weather as i am here to help you with simple natural remedies and tips to help you get rid of dry skin and hair problems.

1. Moisturization is very important in winter.Dry skin as well as normal or oily skin with gets dry in winter should be moisturized. milk cream is a best natural moisturizer.

2. Glycerin also works as a moisturizer.

3. Cracked heels are a major trouble maker in winter. after a bath, apply body lotion or cold cream on the cracked heels. use regularly.

4. Milk cream can be used as a lip balm.

5. Hair tends to get dry, frizzy and unmanageable in winter.Apply a full egg on your hair before bath. curd is also a good hair tonic to make it smooth and shiny.

6. Oil your hair once a week or at least 1 hour before bath. warm coconut oil and let it cool. apply it on the scalp using cotton. it moisturizes and also strengthens your hair.

7. Apply petroleum jelly on your nails and massage it to strengthens them and also will give it a shiny look.

So what are you waiting for. Don up your best winter wear and explore the cold weather.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Natural Remedies for Skin Care

Dry Skin
As health is to heart, Skin is to Beauty.
The most important part of any health regime is to take utmost care of your skin. There are number of natural ingredients to make skin health and radiant.
Normal to Dry Skin
Normal to dry skin is less prone to pimple or spots, but is very sensitive to cold weather and gets very dry. Hence needs regular moisturisation.
Natural Remedies for Normal to Dry Skin
  1. Fruit packs are best options for dry skin. Papaya or banana applied on face leaves it smooth and supple.
  2. Milk Cream is an excellent moisturizer and does wonder for dry skin.
  3. Apply a paste of honey and curd on face, leave on for 15 minutes and then wash.
  4. Dab a cotton pad in rose water and apply it on face before sleeping.
  5. Glycerin is also a very good moisturizer.
  6.  Almond oil is a natural boon for dry skin. Take 2 drop of almond oil and apply it on face before going to bed. Wash off in the morning for a glowing skin.
Oily Skin
Oily Skin has to face lot of skin problems from teen age to old age. Starting with first acne in sweet sixteen to adult acne and scares in late 30’s to 40’s. Proper care has to be taken for oily skin as it is very much prone to acne, blackheads, white heads, spots and also to add to the list, post pimple marks which are more stubborn and difficult to get rid off.
Skin Care
Natural Remedies for Oily Skin
1.       Neem paste applied on affected area cures pimples and also prevents its accurance.
2.       Never pick on pimple as it would cause infection and increase. Even touching them again and again would cause infection as our palm possess more bacteria then our whole body.
3.       Mix honey and Lemon in equal quantity. Apply this mask on face. Leave on for 15 minutes and then wash with cold water. Use regularly to get rid of scares and blemishes.
4.        Take Cucumber and lightly massage on face to cure blemishes.
5.       Erytop – it comes in the form of cream and lotion. Regular use reduces pimples and also clears post pimple marks.
6.       Excess oil on face is a major cause for acne. Use face wash, foundation, sunscreen or makeup which is water based or made specifically made for oily skin.
7.       Orange pack – mix orange power (found in avurvedic shops), lemon and make a paste. It reduces whiteheads, blackheads and also clears post pimple marks.
Drink 8 to 10 glass of water in a day to detox your system and purify the body making skin look healthy and glowing.
Never sleep with your make-up on as our skin needs to breath and it goes in repair mode while we sleep. Hence always remember to wash your face with mild soap or face wash made for your skin type.
So head towards your kitchen to find whats best for your skin and get gorgeous.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Health Resolution - DETOX Checklist

Have you charted out your DETOX diet must-haves????
Here's a list of diet essentials to help you make your health resolution a success:
    it Regulates blood sugar and is very useful for fighting Type 2 diabetes; and is also a natural food preservative.
  2. APPLE
    Fortified with minerals, apple purifies the blood and boosts immune system! Also being a substance food, it fills you up and beats hunger.
  3. ONION
    Rich in anti-cholesterol properties it prevents blockage of attires and prevents heart attack.
    Rich in capsaicin that helps keep your blood pressure levels in check.
    Rich in Vitamin C, it aids iron absorption in the body and prevents cataracts.
    Lemon juice mixed with warmed water and consumed on an empty stomach, helps loosen accumulated fat as well as reduce further accumulation.
    it takes longer to digest the leaves of cabbage, causing your body to burn more internal fat.
    It is a good source of potassium and iron, it helps fight anaemia.
    Contains Selenium, a chemical that works well with Vitamin C to strengthen the immune system.
  10. ORANGE
    Vitamin C enriched, this fruit helps battle the after effect of alcohol and even reduces the desire for it! So pick a glass to beat the hangover!
  11. GINGER
    Brew with your tea, chew on a dry piece or use as a spice……a little bit will help you combat acidity and heartburn.
    This low-calorie fungi possess Aromatase (an enzyme involved in estrogen production) and helps reduce the risk of breast cancer and prostate cancer.
  13. POTATO
    Easy-to-digest, rich in carbohydrates and provides energy to help you get through the day!
    Natural diuretic helps in secreting and promoting the flow or urine and builds resistance against kidney and urinary bladder disease.
    Calorie-free fruit to purify your blood and color to your skin.
  16.  MELONS
    Calorie-free and water-filled, they sustain you through the day without piling on the kilos.
  17. TOMATO
    Rich in Vitamin K, it purifies blood and helps prevent hemorrhages.
So get ahead, rejuvenate your self and find a new healthy you by detoxing naturally.  

Its Winter and Sinus is back

Sinus or sinusitis is a result of recurring cold and allergies due to dust and pollution. it starts from cold to severe pain over the eye lid manly know as sinus headache and also pain and swelling near the cheek bones.

Some of the best natural remedies for sinus are:
  1. Warm compresses from hot water bag,  towels or commercial warm compresses applied over the pain can relieve pressure.

  2. Add 2 to 3 drops of Eucalyptus Oil to 2 cup of boiling water.Inhale the steam for 10 to 15 minutes.this will give quick relieve from severe sinus pain.

  3. Drink lot of water as water removes toxins from our body.

  4. Ginger and lemon tea is also very befitting for severe sinus pain.

  5. Inhale onion for quick relief from sinus pain and pressure.

  6. Drink plain chicken soup or crabs soup as it opens the nostrils and give relief from the pain.