Thursday, January 6, 2011


Your skin mirrors your health. Be it fair or tanned, learn to love your natural skin and be on your way to a flawless complexion.

All parts of our body including our skin are precious gifts of nature. The skin that we live in is the largest organ of the human body. We all admire, revere and desire beautiful, flawless skin. Having bad skin can be a physical as well as an emotional threat. But the good news is that nature has provided us with many things to combat skin problems and heal them.

Many people have problems with their skin colour. The dusky ones want to be fair; the fair ones want to look tanned. Finally, no one loves what they have. The saying rightly goes, 'the grass is always greener on the other side'. 

The desire for a different skin tone rather than healthy skin usually ends in making huge investments in having a whiter or tanned skin. But such skin obtained with cosmetics and bleaching is temporary. Bleaching face using chemical products not only harms skin but also makes it rough. Tanners can be bad for skin. Similarly getting a plastic surgery done for your skin requires lots of money. Remember your skin belongs to you whether dark or fair. It makes you different from the rest. So put your money to good use and read on so that you learn to love your natural skin.

Beautiful skin is healthy skin 

  • Cosmetics cannot change your skin they can only hide flaws and highlight areas that you want. But beautiful skin is skin without infections, scars and other disorders. All you have to do to love your skin is keep it healthy. Look after it and love it, be it any tone. 

  • Protect your skin naturally, from the effects of pollution, chemicals and ageing to keep it looking radiant. Here are a few natural remedies that your skin will love. Begin by protecting your skin with these blessing of nature.

  • Make it a habit to add neem leaves in your bathing water everyday. Neem will help keep away any kind of skin problem. Add neem leaves in boiling water, wait till the water becomes slightly green and mix this water with cold water. You can also use Neem soap if it is difficult to find neem leaves.

  • Use milk powder to remove tanning of your hands legs and neck. If you want a glowing skin you can use curd on your face, avoid using it if your skin is oily. You can also use honey mixed with few lemon drops which acts as a natural bleach for your face. You should be very careful while applying this mixture, as it acts as bleach. Avoid its contact with hair, do not use this mixture if your skin very sensitive.

  • Use "Besan" or gram peas flour mixed with a pinch of turmeric and milk to take bath. It can be a good replacement for soap. It will help you manage problems of dry skin in winter.

  • Experience a royal bath. Use "Uttan" which is a traditional mixture of sandalwood powder, turmeric powder, almond powder and rose water. It was used by Indian princesses, queens and maharanis. The ingredients can be mixed with milk which helps you keep your skin beautiful. It is also easily available in market. Ensure you get a genuine mix.

  • Use a pinch of turmeric powder to rinse your face once or twice a week, this will help your to keep your face clear.

  • Massage your face with almond and sandal wood powder mixed with milk twice a week.

  • Rub a tomato slice on your face sometimes to cleanse your face.

  • Rub papaya peels on your face and leave it for 10-15 minutes, it will work for you as a face mask.

  • Keep cucumber slices on your eyes, it will help you reduce dark circles.

  • Wash your face whenever you come back from outside. In a day wash your face at least thrice or twice.
Diet for healthy skin 

Do you know that your face speaks for you? When you are happy, sad, angry, serious, tired your face says it all. Similarly your face can also tell people the kind of food you eat. So be conscious regarding your diet if you want a healthier skin. Here are some of the easiest things that you can try.

  • Drink lots of water every day, this will help to drain out all the toxics from your body. You should have at least 8 to 10 glasses of water each day.

  • Make leafy vegetables and salads a part of your every day meal.

  • Drink lots of fruit juices and eat fruits. If you do not like to eat fruits you can make fruit salads and eat them along with ice-cream.

  • Lessen the proportion of oil and increase the proportion of water to cook your food.

  • Eat red fruits like plum, apple, cherries, strawberries etc to get red cheeks. You can also eat a tomato.

  • Avoid eating lots of sweets.

  • Drink a glass of milk every day with a pinch of turmeric powder in it.

Safe natural products for your body 

Treat your body and face equally. Do not ignore your body just because you think no one is noticing it. Hydrate your skin and nourish it with the goodness of natural ingredients and delay the onset of wrinkles. Check out these simple but great ingredients that you will find right in your kitchen.

  • Use almond oil, olive oil, coconut oil for massaging your body especially your hands and legs during winter.

  • Multani-mitti (Indian fuller's earth) can be used for excessive oily skin. Avoid its repetitive use since it dries skin. You must use it only once in a week. Note that it is not suitable for dry and sensitive skin. 

  • You can use Jojoba oil for a wrinkles and lines free skin. You can even get rid of dandruff by massaging it on your scalp.

Your skin reflects your health. Protect your skin and keep it away from skin damaging beauty products. Give your skin a natural treat and be a natural beauty. Wear a lovely smile and you are set to turn heads.


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