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Submited by- Team Sitagita on 10 Sep, 2011 BEAUTY & FASHION  SKIN CARE & BEAUTY TIPS  

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Since the beginning of human civilization, people have wanted to be healthier and more beautiful than those around them. Numerous stories and folklores exists that talk of the beauty of women. Since ages people have tried out the weirdest of things to become the most beautiful living creature on this earth. The various local, national and international beauty pageants are a living testimony to this human obsession for beauty and perfection.

Natural Beauty Tips

Whatever beauty treatment you choose to implement, make sure you stick to it and perform it on daily basis for a long-lasting effect.
  • Apply a coating of lemon over your face. If you have an oily skin then this will reduce lubricant and improve your complexion.
  • Blend lemon juice with two tablespoons of milk and cream. Rub the mixture on your face and neck and massage it for sometime. Then wash it off. Perform this on regular basis.
  • Take one tablespoon of cucumber juice, mix in a few drops of limejuice, a tinge of turmeric powder and blend it well. Apply the mixture and leave it for one hour. Remove it with normal water. This paste is the best whitener for all kinds of skin.
  • Slice tomatoes into half and apply it over your face. This will purify the pores and will tone up as well as whiten your skin.
  • Dip a piece of cotton wool in normal milk and apply it on your face. To cleanse your skin apply it smoothly all over the face.
  • Crush a few cabbage leaves and take out the juice. Melt some yeast in it and add a teaspoon of honey to the mixture. Blend it well and rub it in thick coats over your face and neck. After fifteen minutes wipe the paste with cotton wool dipped in water. This skin aid is for combating dry skin.
  • Apply ice covered in cotton wool smoothly on your face to close the open skin pores.
  • Mix some carrot and orange juice with a cup of milk. Apply this paste on regular basis to treat smallpox marks.
  • Gently rub a paste of glycerine, limejuice and sugar to remove dead skin from the face.
  • Combine a teaspoon of turmeric powder with sandal powder, cream and Bengal gram flour. Blend it and make a paste of the mixture. Rub it at least once on regular basis. This beauty treatment will refresh your skin.
  • Compress some watermelon juice and rub it for fifteen minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and splash some cold water after that. This mixture clears skin blemishes.
  • Mix a half teaspoon of honey with a teaspoon of limejuice. Add a few drops of milk into it. Blend it well and rub it over your face for fifteen minutes. This paste will have a gentle bleaching effect on an oily skin.

Make-up Beauty Tips

Looking at ease is rather difficult when the temperatures rise and especially when heat brings the humidity along. Here are some makeup beauty tips which will not only help you look stylish but also relaxed and cool when the weather is hot.

Makeup Beauty tips for summers

  • Apply moisturizer carefully under your makeup and if you have greasy skin then do not apply it altogether on your nose and forehead.
  • Heavy application of powder does not soak sweaty makeup. The preliminary advantage of powdering is that it fades away very quickly in summers. Apply some powder to the central area of your face. This will soak in the shine but will provide you a natural and refreshing look.
  • During summers it is better not to opt for heavy makeup, especially matte foundation. It will not only vanish quickly but will leave you with a smeared look.
  • Go for soothing and glowing colors. They sustain for longer duration.
  • Light colored lip gloss appears brighter than heavy matt lipstick in dark hues.
  • Opt for a scented body lotion and apply it on your exposed skin areas. It adds luster without looking sweaty.
The answer to looking cool in summer is, keep it subtle and simple. Do not go overboard with styles and makeup. Always aspire at achieving a soft glossy effect for makeup.

Makeup Beauty Tips for winters

  • Experiment with colored mascara like burgundy, auburn and navy that will provide your eye-lashes a subtle look and some depth. You can also apply chocolate brown or charcoal liner to your upper eye lashes to give it more distinctive look. Smoky eyes go well during this season. For some effect use eye shadows in cinnamon and coffee colors.
  • Choose neutral hues for makeup, such as light browns, grays, pinks and purples.
  • Do not let your lips dry out during winter. Keep them moisturized to protect them from getting cracked. Apply a good lip-balm or gloss throughout the day.
  • If you are applying nude shades on your lips then add little bit of sheen on eyes for a new look.
  • Your moisturizer and foundation should have an all-purpose sun protection.
  • Little bit of matt foundation combined with some tinted powder and glitters can work wonders in winters.
  • For scents use extracts of essential oils, spices and other natural fragrances.
  • To lighten up your makeup, apply a sheer layer of creamy blush.
  • Colored lip balms in honey, blackberry and red currant shades look wonderful in winters.
Health Tips
  • Don`t forget the importance of climbing up the stairs, taking your pet out for a walk or mowing the lawn. Discover a new way everyday to move your body. The limb movements not only keep you fit but is a great stress buster. Go to gym, attend aerobic classes or any dance classes. If you are thinking of some kickboxing then do it.
  • Avoid fatty food such as burgers, pork, bacon, salami, sausage, and dairy products such as milk, cream and cheese in large quantities. Remember, nuts, sandwich meats, mayonnaise, margarine and butter should be eaten in restrained quantities.
  • Do not smoke. Warn your kids from the `tough guy` attitude of silver screen smokers.
  • Reduce depression. Some techniques suggested by the doctors are think positively, give 30 minutes to your hobby everyday, soak yourself in hot tub, read a good book, meditate, get a massage or watch movie with friends. Ignore people who irritate you and do not lose your temper often.
  • Latest studies make a direct association between long life and teeth flossing. Individuals who floss their teeth regularly are inclined to be more health conscious as compared to individuals who don`t.
  • Say no to binge drinking. However, recent research states that a glass of wine or any other alcohol consumed once a day protect against heart ailments but on the negative side it can lead to other diseases such as liver and kidney disease or cancer.
  • Think positive. There is a strong relation between living healthy and thinking positively. Remember, you can`t be unfit when you are grinning or singing.

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