How To Manage Your Hair

How good is your hair? Strong, healthy, glowing? Manageable? Check your crowning glory against the possible problems here.

Quite the best way to give your locks a general, all-over lift is to pull it. Whatever small girls have to say, perfect hair likes being pulled. Long hair, because of its weight, pulls naturally on the scalp. If your hair is short, lack of “pull” can make it limp and flat.

Take a hank of hair firmly in one hand and pull straight upwards from the head. Continue in this way till you have pulled every hair. Hair pulling, done like this, will whip up circulation and so improve the condition of your hair.

DANDRUFF: It can happen to any hair at times. The cause may be your health, bad shampooing (including failure to rinse properly), or not shampooing often enough.

Both dry and greasy hair can come up with dandruff. Simple dandruff is caused by the outer skin of the scalp scaling off when it is rubbed or brushed. This makes white flakes through your hair and an unattractive “white collar” effect on your shoulders.

If dandruff persists, a specialist should be consulted.

For minor cases of dandruff, allow the air to reach the scalp as much as possible. Use a medicated shampoo and a good dandruff lotion. Combs and brushes should be washed frequently, daily for best results, and hat-bands and linings wiped over with a little of the lotion.

Massage will help. Spread your fingers out fanwise, slip them through the hair and press firmly on the scalp. Move your fingers in small circles so that the scalp itself is loosened. Another good massage can be given with a brush.

Press the bristles down until they touch the scalp, and work over your whole head in slow, circular movements. This stimulates circulation and loosens scaliness.

GREASY HAIR: This is one of the most common minor hair troubles, and even experts don’t agree about the remedy. Some say no brushing at all, others say spare the brush and spoil the scalp. It looks as though you have to find out for yourself what suits your hair best.

Too much brushing and washing DOES seem to stimulate the flow of grease, so shampoo every seven to 10 days with an anti-grease shampoo, gradually extending to a fortnightly shampoo. If you brush, and there are lots of people on the side of the brushers, use a natural bristle brush covered with a square gauze.

Use a setting lotion that dries; beer is a simple one. Use lacquer, also drying. Persevere in any treatment, that’s the secret.

Hair experts say that you won’t see much difference in a fortnight, but go on for a few weeks longer and you will see a marked improvement.

SPLIT HAIR-ENDS: To treat dry, split ends of the hair, have your hair cut back to the beginning of the split, or if you prefer, you can have the ends singed. To keep these ends from resplitting, coddle them with cream dressing each night and morning when you finish brushing and combing your locks in place.

A cream dressing is particularly good for “lifted” hairstyles when brittle ends wave out at the back and spoil the whole line. Smooth the preparation on your fingertips and run them up the back of your hair as a nice finishing touch.



Agnes is a Health & Beauty expert, and blogger who loves sharing tips and ideas on how to make people feel good and look great.

How to Get Your Woman Curves Back

Keeping the ideal weight is difficult.  As a woman you know that being too skinny is very unhealthy as well as not appealing.  But you don’t want to start eating more and gain weight on your waist and thighs right? So how do you gain weight in the “right” places?

Who Am I

Well, first of let me tell you a little about me. I have a background in women’s fitness.  I have worked with women on helping them get rid of excess belly fat as well as eating the right foods.

My wife has also been trying to lose weight but maintain her figure recently.  So we decided to work together and figure out exactly what foods she needs to eat (and what foods she needs to avoid) as well as what exercises she needs to do to achieve her goal.

More of the Same

And now you want to know what those steps are right? Well here it is: Eat good foods, do exercise. I know I know, it’s the same old thing everyone has been telling you right?  But it’s really the truth.  We didn’t discover any magical new method for being healthy.

But that really isn’t fair, I know.  You need to know exactly what exercises to do and what foods to eat.  Those specifics can make a huge difference.  Also, you need to test. Not everyone’s body reacts the same to the same exercises.  Also different foods sometimes make a big difference on where your body will store the fat.

The Specific Stuff

Ok so now let’s jump into some of the research we found.  Below are three resources that will help you:

This article gives you 6 steps on how to gain weight in the right places.  If you are struggling with weight gain then you can learn a lot here. Below is a summary:

Eat lean proteins such as chicken and turkey. Replace your calories from saturated fats with healthy fats such as avocados and egg yolks. Do resistance training and drink a protein shake after exercise. Get enough sleep (at least 7 to 8 hours).

This article shows a few tips on how to increase your breast size.  These are exercises.

Bellow is a summary:


Do short reps of pushups everyday. Do the overhead press with light dumbbells and short reps. Do the fly lift with light dumbbells.  Do the wall press.

This infographic is a compilation of a few resources meant to be a quick and easy way to remember all the steps to follow.  It covers 4 exercises to do as well as 4 changes to your diet.


Following these diets and exercises has really helped my wife.  After the first couple weeks she felt much better.  It took about 3 more weeks to start seeing the difference.  After working with a few other women I know that some take more time but many can start to see an improvement within the first couple weeks.

More than Skin Deep

The magic formula of Aloe Vera lies in its very long, succulent leaves – is it doesn’t gel which enables aloe notara a sensational plant. It’s full of beneficial materials like polysaccharides, lectins and also mannans for example. The primary constituent will be water but it also packs within a bulk regarding minerals, vitamins and a lot of active materials. The beauty with the plant lies in the belief that this ingredient can be utilized in almost any form – treatment or solution based so that it is ideal for being marketed like a product inside cosmetic and also medical grounds.

This amazing plant and its gel are exceptionally medicinal and are also known to soothe burns and heal wounds, treat skin disorders (psoriasis, skin cancer, dermatitis, skin ulcer, eczema, and herpes), bleeding gums, sunburns, dandruff, and diabetes. And as we age, we are constantly worried about our appearance as fine lines and wrinkles start appearing on the face. Beta carotene along with loads of vitamin C, E and other anti-oxidants present in the gel maintains the skin’s natural firmness and elasticity by keeping it hydrated and controls premature ageing.

The epithelial cells that cover the top layer of the skin are usually exposed to high amount of damage due to harsh sun rays, radiation and everyday wear and tear. A coating of this gel over the skin heals the skin by acting as a protective layer covering the epithelial cells and acting as a healer. Aloe Vera also acts as the perfect moisturizer for the skin because of its non-greasy texture and can be perfect for any type of skin, even oily skin. Because of this moisturizing and healing properties, the gel is used in preparing a number of cosmetic products for women and shaving gel and after shave lotions for men to prevent dry skin due to makeup in the former and to treat small cuts and blemishes in the latter.

Aloe Vera Facial Mask for Acne Scar Removal

Auxin and Gibberellin are two very important hormones present in Aloe Vera. These are the hormones responsible for its anti-inflammatory and healing properties thus soothing the skin and controlling blistering, itchiness, and acne. Gibberellin is a growth hormone and facilitates the growth of new, healthy cells imparting a natural freshness to your face.
 Use a piece of cotton cloth or cotton ball to first clean your face with baby oil to remove external impurities including remnants of dust particles.
 Use Aloe Vera face cleanser to gently massage the facial skin for a few minutes. Rub gently along the sides of the nose, nose top, around your eyes for a massage effect and clean with a damp cotton cloth or a wet tissue.
 Apply Aloe Vera gel on the face next and leave it on for ten to fifteen minutes to allow the face skin to absorb the nutrients from the plant and to cool the skin and clean with a damp cloth. The rich anti-oxidants from the gel provide the face with a perpetual glow.
 To help open up the skin pores, expose the face to high steam for a few minutes.
 An eye pack is then applied to relieve your eye bags, dark circles around the eyes or any dark patches.
 After this, apply an Aloe Vera face pack and leave it on for twenty minutes to half an hour. The pack imparts a cool sensation to the skin and does not dry completely. The half an hour time also allows the skin to absorb as many nutrients as possible.
 Wipe it off with a damp cloth and spray a little rose water on the skin to finish the facial.

Follow this link to watch Aloe Vera Facial for Acne Scar Removal

Other Benefits of Aloe Vera

Besides, treating acne scars, an Aloe Vera facial does a lot more for your skin. Not only skin, it’s also has a number of benefits for your hair and overall health. Let’s understand how –

1. It helps in preventing early signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles
2. It moisturizes the skin and leaves it fresh and plump. It is a go-to moisturizer for those with oily/acne-prone skin
3. It has a soothing effect and reduces inflammation and thus comes handy in the treatment of sunburns.
4. Topical application of Aloe Vera promotes hair growth and works wonders on dandruff and dandruff-related problems
5. It is a perfect hair conditioner that adds moisture and shines to your hair and strengthens them.
6. As far as your overall health is concerned, this wonder plant helps fight heartburn and acid influx and also reduces cholesterol.
7. Preliminary research shows that it helps maintain blood sugar levels.
8. Aloe Vera is also effective as toothpaste when it comes to maintaining oral health. It fights bad breath and gum issues
9. Regular intake of Aloe Vera boosts overall immunity.
This wonder plant can give your skin the much-needed facelift while helping maintain good hair and a healthy body. A must-try!

Diamond Facial for Internal Glow

Another crystal that glows more than skin deep is Diamond! Diamonds they say are a woman’s best friend. And they aren’t just part of the jewellery collection, but hold a special place in the beauty regime too, diamonds have carved out a niche in the world of skin care too! Diamond facials are the craze of the times and women are ready to go for them, no matter how hefty the pocket pinch is!
Diamond facial is most popular amongst brides. After all brides do want to look their prettiest best and this is what a diamond facial promises. What’s more? If you do not wish to go to the parlour, you can get a diamond facial done at home.

The facial skin is exposed to the harsh atmosphere and therefore it needs that special care, on a daily basis. This means using sunscreen and following the cleansing, toning and moisturizing routine diligently. However, to look your best for a special occasion calls for a special treatment. Facials take care of all the damage that sun exposure does and nourishes the skin.

Facials are done in parlours frequently with an aim to rejuvenate the skin. There are different kinds of skin and accordingly there are different kinds of facials. A facial procedure lasts for about an hour and consists of cleansing, scrubbing, massage, moisturizing, face pack, treatment for blackheads etc. As a rule, someone else does your facial. So apart from the cosmetic benefits, it also has distressing effects, leaving you relaxed. Gold, diamond, fruit, and chocolate are some of the most popular facials amongst women.

Benefits of diamond facial

There are many benefits of getting a diamond facial for the skin. It makes the skin soft and supple making it looks young. Diamond dust is also a great way to exfoliate the skin by gently removing the dead skin cells. It also has anti-ageing benefits for the skin because it reduces fine lines and wrinkles. The brightening agent in this facial makes the skin glow and hence its popularity amongst the brides.

Diamond Facial for Brides

Diamond facial can be done easily at home – all you need it the facial kit. The steps are pretty simple and even a novice will be able to do the facial. Let’s see how you can do a diamond facial at home:

Step 1 – Cleansing

Remove all impurities from the face using baby oil. For this, take a little baby oil on a cotton swab and in soft circular motion, clean the face. This is an important step and should not be avoided. Even if you have just washed your face with a face wash, you need to cleanse it with baby oil.

Step 2 – Exfoliation

Take out a little diamond scrub on your palm. Place small bits of the scrub all over the face and gently scrub. The fine granules in this scrub will exfoliate the dead cells and also make the skin brighter. It will expose the healthy layer of the skin on the top. Don’t overdo this step for the granules in the scrub are a little hard and can cause redness in the skin.

Step 3 – Massage

The massage cream which is a part of the diamond facial kit has fine diamond dust or extract. When massaged gently on the skin for 5 to 10 minutes, it increases the blood flow and makes the skin glow. Take out a little massage cream on your palm and dot the entire face with it. Now in gentle circular motions cover the entire face. Wipe off the massage cream with a damp cloth after 10 minutes of massage is over. You can continue the massage for a little longer if you feel like because the fine granules don’t create any redness in the skin.

Step 4 – Absorb

The facial kit has another diamond cream which needs to be applied on the skin and left for some time. Apply a thin layer of this cream all over the face and leave for a few minutes.

Step 5 – Face pack

The diamond face pack is very effective to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin. Apply a layer on the face and let it dry. In about 20 minutes when the face pack is almost dry, spray a bit of rose water on the skin and remove with a damp cotton cloth.

If there are blackheads or scars, you can get steam also after the moisturizing stage. It will make it easy to remove these blackheads and also open the pores. Open pores should also be closed during the facial.

For best results facials should be done a day or so prior to the main event. The type of the facial done should depend on the type of the skin. The skin on our face is very sensitive so extra care needs to be taken to ensure that the facial does not harm the skin. As a routine, you should get facials done at least once a month and revitalize the skin.

Have you ever thought about why celebrities spend thousands of dollars every year to maintain a tan? Do their careers really depend on it? You bet they do! You most likely don’t realize it, but pale skin can look boring and plain. It can even make you look sickly. A great way to improve your appearance is to maintain a healthy looking tan. According to Mark Leary, professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, in today’s world “we know that there’s no clear reason why tan ought to be perceived as healthier or as a sign of wealth, but we just haven’t lost it as a signifier of a leisure class yet.”

Guys and gals both can look fantastic with a healthy looking tan. Guys, after all those hours of working out at the gym, wouldn’t you like those muscles to be noticed? A tan skin can actually make a guy look more muscular. Furthermore, a study conducted by Emory University using the well-known rating of attractiveness website found that the “hotness” scores changed when the same women’s photos showed their natural complexions and a tanned version. The results of the research showed that the tanned versions were twice as likely to be rated as being more attractive. Although some opinions may vary for some cultures, having a golden tan is currently perceived as being more attractive for both men and women.

For many of us, the best way to get that golden tan that makes us look attractive is with the use of sunless tanners. By using a self-tanning product, we can get that wonderful tan in just minutes instead of sitting in the sun or on a tanning bed for hours. For that gorgeous tan, follow these suggestions and tips and you’ll surely love the way your look.

Before Applying Self-Tanning Product

Get Prepared:

Don’t underestimate the importance of getting prepared before you apply a self-tanner. All those essentials need to be taken care of including getting a wax, touching up your hair color, getting a manicure or shaving your legs. This is because those treatments may very well remove your self-tanner according to Anna Stankiewicz from the Louise O’Connor Salon in New York City.


Because dry skin absorbs a self-tanner in dark patches that look horribly unnatural and gross. For that reason, you should remove any flakes that are on your body by doing a coarse scrub. You should be sure to focus on your rough spots such as your elbows, knees, heels and ankles. A cleanser with either salicylic or glycolic acid should be used on your face along with a skin brush in order to remove dull, dead skin. By all means, never use anything that is oil-based because it will leave a residue that will cause streaks, Stankiewicz explains. After showering, be sure to dry off thoroughly and wait ten minutes to be sure you are totally dry.

 Moisturize and Soften Your Skin:

Now that you’re totally dry, your skin needs a little moisture before you get started with a self-tanner. Begin by dabbing a lightweight lotion on your elbows, ankles, knees and around your nostrils or any other spots on your body that are dry. This will keep these spots from turning orange or dark. DDF Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew will moisturize your face nicely, and for your body you’ll like the feeling of Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion SPF 15.

 Choose Your Self-Tanner

When choosing your self-tanner, you will find that mousses are easier than sprays to rub in, but the sprays can get to all those hard-to-reach places of your body. Stankiewicz suggests that the rule of thumb to use is to select a self-tanner that goes well with your skin tone and not the result you desire. For fair skin, you should use a light to medium formula. For olive tone skin, the best choice would be a dark formula. Gradual formulas can usually take as many as two to four applications to reach a suitable shade. Two products you will like are the St. Tropez Self Tan Dark Bronzing Mouse for your body and Clarins Liquid Bronze Self-Tanning for Face.

 Applying the Self-Tanner

Bottoms Up:

For the application of your self-tanner, your hands should be clean or you may wear latex gloves if you wish. When applying the self-tanner, smooth about one teaspoon on at a time in circular motions. You should start at your ankles working your way up to your shoulders. This will prevent strange marks as you bend over. Your arms and hands should be done last.

 Face Application:

Start your face by dabbing a dime-size amount of self-tanner on the spots that you usually tan such as your chin, the apples of your cheeks, and the bridge of your nose. Using your fingertips, blend the dabs outward. Feather the tanner that is left on your fingertips out past the jawbone and into your hairline. Immediately wash your hands when you’re finished.

 After the Application

  •  Be sure to give the formula enough time. If the instructions are to wait five minutes, wait at least ten. Then brush baby powder all over your entire body. This will stop the tanner from getting onto your clothes. Do not shower and avoid sweating for at least 6 to 8 hours.
  • Mistakes Happen: If splotches or streaks should appear, simply rub half a lemon for two minutes on the area. Then using a damp towel, buff it lightly.

Are You Looking More Attractive?

You’ve followed all the steps. Now look into the mirror. Do you look more attractive? Surely, you do. How’s it feel? As you look into the mirror, you most likely feel more confident in your appearance than you did before. It certainly was worth the effort to use the self-tanner and definitely was free of any health risk tanning beds or sun might have caused.

DIY Face Mask For Acne

It’s no secret that natural face masks are one of the most effective tools for problem skin care. An important role is played here optimal mineral composition of masks, balanced by nature itself, as well as a large number of vitamins and biologically active substances that are beneficial to the affected acne skin.

Most modern cosmetics are just beginning to follow in the footsteps of nature, adopting and adapting to its wise ideas … And if you are puzzled with the question how to get rid of acne, we recommend that you first go to the fountainhead of beauty and strength clean skin – try a face mask for acne!

Acne on the face, neck, back, chest and shoulders is very unpleasant problem, not to mention the aesthetic aspect of the question, so in this article we will find the most effective and proven means of feedback from the eel – nourishing, soothing, cleansing acne mask. We advise to choose the means listed on the basis of your skin type, try not to dry up and not provoke further acne oily skin. In many cases, the question will decide only experience, so be careful and persistent in the fight against acne and pimples.

So, in this post we will address the issue of black spots and scars, and share with you folk recipes to cure acne scars.

Well, let’s start.

Effective mask of honey for the treatment of acne

To make a honey mask is recommended to use mustard or white honey. Use deep bowl to mix 2 teaspoons of honey, 2 teaspoons of olive oil and 1 egg yolk.

Mix and apply the resulting mask to treat acne on the problem areas of the skin, after 20 minutes rinse with warm water. Honey mask perfectly rejuvenates the skin, it nourishes, soothes and heals acne.

Banana mask for cleanse and nourish problem skin

Choose a ripe banana, but with a minimum of dark spots on it. Grind, mix well with a 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 3 tablespoons of any nourishing face cream. Apply on face and after 15 minutes, when the mask for acne dries, rinse with cool boiled water with lemon juice.

Anti-acne mask dries out nutritional yeast

Make sure that you have selected fresh yeast for the preparation of anti-acne mask. 1 tablespoon yeast dissolve in a 1 tablespoon of warm water, then add 1/4 teaspoon of honey and a 1 teaspoon of heated milk. Mix everything until smooth and put on face for 10-15 minutes, then wash off with cool water.

The mask of yeast fine treats acne, dries the skin and improves metabolic processes. We recommend to use not more often than every other day, optimally before bedtime.

Protein mask against acne

It is extremely simple, affordable and at the same time an effective mask for acne treatment. For starters, get the most fresh eggs. Gently break, separating the whites from the yolks, then whisk the whites until consistency of thick foam and gently apply to clean face. After 20 minutes, rinse with water, drying up the mask summer.

We recommend using this mask to narrow pores, remove red spots, dry the acne and skin rejuvenation. Pre-make sure you are not allergic.

Potato absorbable mask for oily skin

It’s effectively popular acne treatment. Our grandparents knew and used many natural secrets for skin improvement folk remedies. Grated peeled raw fruit of medium size potato, mix with a pinch of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of whipped egg whites, then add a teaspoon of flaxseed oil.

Apply the resulting mask for 15-20 minutes, then wash off with water and wipe the summer treated skin lotion for your oily skin.

Want to know how to get rid of blackheads?

Special mask of white clay, that really works, as well as all listed here homemade mask of black dots.

Mix white clay with 2 spoons of tea tree oil, then add 2 teaspoons of nourishing cream and a little lemon juice. Add boiling water in small portions, carefully stirring the mask until it reaches optimal consistency.

Apply to face, leave on for 10 minutes, rinse with cool water. Use not more than 2 times per week.

Milk mask against the black dots

Boil 50 ml. of milk. Then add into it a tablespoon of oat flour, stirring bring to a thick consistency. Remove from the heat, diluted infusion celandine, mix thoroughly until the cream state.

Cover with a lid, waiting until your mask has cooled to a comfortable temperature, and gently apply on the exposed black spots of the skin. After 20 minutes it is necessary to wash off the summer with water, then apply a low-fat nutritious cream.

Well, now move on to the acne scars.

The mask of green clay against scarring from acne

1/2 tablespoon of green clay, spread a small amount of slightly warm boiled water until the clay reaches a creamy. Then add to it 4 drops of rosemary essential oil and apply on the place of formation of acne scars. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, rinse with water and summer do not forget to moisturize the skin.

We recommend to carry out a course of treatment of acne scars after 4-5 masks a day, after a give skin a rest for about two weeks.

Scrub oats for resurfacing of acne scars

The ground oatmeal mixed with yogurt and a couple of drops of lemon juice. Regularly massage your face in the morning. Rinse off the summer water, then moisturize cream.

Author: Caitlyn Gamache


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