Submitted by eddyjoy on Sun, 24/04/2011 - 21:31
People say that beauty is only skin deep, but I am yet to meet any person who does not value physical beauty. Today the definition of beauty has changed and most women want radiant skin that shines with health. Taking care of your skin is very important as with rising pollution and stress levels, skin ages faster losing its suppleness and elasticity. Although there are many skin care and beauty products available in the market, you can supplement them by using some good homemade beauty treatments. Most homemade beauty treatments use ingredients that can be easily found in your kitchen. Since these products are natural and organic you can be sure that they are not going to harm your skin. Given here are some homemade beauty tips that you can use.
Natural Beauty Tips for Women
There are many homemade beauty treatments for skin of which some are particularly effective. Given below are some of the best homemade beauty tips for women who are looking to have a smooth and glowing skin.
Banana and Honey Mask
If you suffer from dry flaky skin, then a good moisturizing mask will help to combat this. Mash a ripe banana and add two to three tablespoons of organic honey to it. Combine this mixture well and apply it all over your face and neck. Leave it on for 8 - 10 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. Both honey and banana has deep hydrating and nourishing properties that moisturize your skin and makes it smooth and soft. Regular use of this mask will help to keep your skin supple and nourished. Lemon and Sugar Scrub
To keep the skin of your hands smooth and wrinkle free, you can use lemon and sugar scrub. Take two to three tablespoons of granulated sugar and add the juice of one lime. Mix them and apply liberally over your hands. Massage on the skin with gentle circular motion, until the sugar granules start to dissolve. After a few minutes, wash your hands with cold water. You can use this natural scrub on rough areas like elbows and knees. The sugar granules helps in removing dead cells and the lemon helps to lighten skin.
Potato and Cucumber Mask
this can be used to get rid of dark under eye circles and blisters. To make this mask, you need to peel a potato and cucumber and grate it. Mix the two together. Lie down and apply the grated potato and cucumber under the eyes. Leave this mask on for 10 - 12 minutes and then wash your face with cold water. This mask will help in fading dark circles and will also reduce puffiness.
Papaya and Milk Exfoliator
this will work well when one is trying to deal with blackheads on your nose and chin and do not want to go for a professional extraction service. Mash half a ripe papaya and add two tablespoons of milk to it. Apply this mixture on your face and rub gently with your fingertips. Papaya contains the enzyme papain which helps to remove dead cells and unclog the pores of the skin. Regular use of this exfoliator can help you to get a beautiful glowing skin free from blackheads and whiteheads.
Avocado Mask for Hair
For revitalizing dull and damaged hair, a good natural conditioner is very helpful. Mash a ripe avocado and add two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to it. Combine it well and apply on hair after shampooing while the hair is still it. Now wrap a wet towel that has been soaked in hot water on your head. After 15 - 20 minutes, remove the towel and wash your hair with lukewarm water. Following a natural beauty regime along with your regular one will help in keeping your skin fresh and beautiful. These health and beauty tips for women are great for achieving a youthful skin and delaying the signs of aging.