How To Get Rid Of Puffy Eyes

Puffy eyes are caused by temporary fluid retention, but this can be easily fixed. While often referred to as the same problem, baggy eyes are a different problem than puffy eyes and require different treatments. Puffy eyes can be caused by allergies, crying, stress or a lack of sleep. A diet that is high in salt or alcohol is also a cause of puffy eyes. By recognizing the causes of puffy eyes, you will not only be able to get rid of them, but prevent the problem as well.

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Boil water in a teakettle.

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Place two chamomile tea bags in a mug and pour the hot water over the tea mugs.

Let the tea bags sit in the water for two minutes so the tea leaves are fully soaked.

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Remove the tea bags from the water and let cool.

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Place a tea bag on each eye. The chamomile is soothing and will decrease the puffiness in your eyes.

Prevention
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Drink at least eight glasses of water a day. While water retention is a cause of puffy eyes, too little water allows sodium to also cause puffy eyes. Balance is important.

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Limit sodium and alcohol intake. Try using spices and herbs to flavor food instead of salt.

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Try to get eight hours of sleep a night. Getting too little sleep can be a factor in puffy eyes.

Puffy eyes occur when excess fluid builds up in the soft tissue around the eyes. This fluid retention is referred to as edema. Puffy eyes can cause us to look tired and run-down, even if we aren’t. Many times, we wake up with puffy eyes.

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Causes
The causes of puffy eyes are many, and some are quite serious, but the most common reasons include:

• Allergies
• Bacterial Infection
• Salty Diet
• Stye
• Alcohol
• Sinusitis
• Lack of sleep
• Conjunctivitis
• Blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid)
• Crying
• Makeup
• High sodium intake

The following are serious causes of puffy eyes:

Anaphylaxis – a life-threatening allergic reaction
Orbital cellulitis (infection of soft tissue around the eye)

Remedies For Puffy Eyes
If you are experiencing puffy eyes, try the following remedies

Cut back on salt, as salt causes the body to retain water
Place cold cucumber slices over closed eyes for 10 to 15 minutes
Antihistamines can be helpful for puffy eyes caused by allergies.
Drink plenty of water. When you are dehydrated, your body will store more water and make eye puffiness worse.
Try using an eye cream that contains Vitamin E.
Cut back on alcohol consumption.
A small amount of Preparation H, rubbed underneath the eyes can reduce swelling. Avoid getting this product in your eyes.
Place cool wet teabags over the eyes. The caffeine helps to reduce swelling and puffiness and make eyes appear brighter and more alert.
Try using Robanda Triple Action Eye Gel, a product designed to reduce puffiness and dark circles and bring back elasticity to tired eyes. (Causes for Puffy Eyes: Make the Changes Now to Stop it, 2006)
Soak cotton balls in ice water and apply to eyes.
Put teaspoons in the refrigerator to chill; lay them over your closed eyelids. Chill extra spoons to replace the others when they become warm.
Chilled potato slices placed over closed eyes will help reduce inflammation.
Try using an air purifier if you suspect your eye puffiness is caused by allergies.
Avoid rubbing puffy eyes, as this makes the puffiness worse.
Splash the face with cold water.
Rest your eyes frequently when reading or working on the computer.
If your eye makeup is irritating the eyes and making them puffy, try switching brands to see if the problem resolves. Remember to throw away an eye makeup that’s old.
Get plenty of sleep.
Try propping your head up when you sleep to keep fluid from accumulating underneath the eyes.
Keep your eye cream in the refrigerator. Applying anything cold helps to reduce puffiness.

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Conclusion
If your eye puffiness is accompanied by more serious symptoms, such as pain, bleeding or blurred vision, is due to an allergic reaction, or if you suspect you may have conjunctivitis or a bacterial infection, consult your physician for advice. Otherwise, you can get rid of puffy eyes with a few of these simple home treatments.

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About Brazilian Waxing

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Brazilian Waxing – What to Expect 

Does it hurt?

This hair removal type is A little painful, but the results are well worth it. You’ll eventually get used to the discomfort. Routine waxing helps to reduce the pain, and will minimize irritation. We recommend taking 2 ibuprofen an hour before your appointment. Better safe than sorry.

Do consult Mother Nature before booking your waxing appointment. Don’t attempt waxing the three days prior to, and the first three days of your menstrual cycle. Your skin is much more sensitive at that time and waxing will be much more painful.

How long should my hair be before I remove it with wax?

Hair growth should be at least 1/4″ but not longer than 1/2″ (about 2 week’s growth) for the most effective waxing.

How long should I wait to get waxed after I’ve shaved?

You need some growth for the wax to adhere to the hair. Hair should be at least 1/4″ (about 3-4 week’s growth) for the most effective waxing. Do not shave between appointments. This makes the hair more resistant to future waxing.

How long will waxing last?

The results will last anywhere from ten days to three weeks. We recommend booking appointments every 4 to 6 weeks. The hair eventually gets softer and thinner every time it grows back.

What can I expect afterwards?

Let your skin heal. After you get your Brazilian wax, it is likely that your skin may be slightly irritated and possibly red. If this happens it will usually clear in a few days. Do not exfoliate or spray tan and avoid sun and heat for the first 24hrs, these will inflame the skin.

All About Skin

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Oily skin

Oily skin produces more oil than it needs. This oil is a magnet for debris, such as skin cells, makeup and pollution, which then cause congestion inside the pores. Over time, the congestion becomes hardened, just like plaque on your teeth. Look for facials that include a chemical exfoliant (glycolic acid or salicylic acid.) This will penetrate into the pores and melt the congestion. Oily skin also needs extractions to remove any hardened debris within the pores (so long, blackheads!) But don’t try this at home. Extractions are something your esthetician is trained to do safely as part of your facial.

Combination skin

GDF’s favorite skin type to work with, combination skin, has both oily and dry areas, so these areas need to be treated separately. Enzyme, chemical or even microdermabrasion exfoliants work very well, GDF says. Extractions are also needed (usually in the T-zone) to remove congestion, and a professional treatment mask, such as freeze-dried collagen to replenish lost water and soothe the skin.

Sensitive skin

“We have to be careful working with sensitive skin,” GDF notes. All skin needs exfoliation to remove built-up dead skin, but this needs to be done gently. Facials that use enzymes to exfoliate work very well, because they don’t irritate the skin. Also look for products that don’t have excessive fragrances or irritants in them.

Mature skin

Mature skin can be challenging. It can be oily/acne prone, dry/dehydrated or a multitude of skin type combinations. Mature skin also slows down (cell production, circulation), so there are many issues to address. Your esthetician will first treat the type of skin (oily, dry, combination, normal).Then she will have to focus on that slowing process to increase circulation and saturate the skin with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals for healthier, younger looking skin.

Dry skin

Dry skin needs many different treatments, GDF explains. Dry skin lacks natural lipids or oils, making it prone to dehydration. Because of this lack of water, the skin’s natural exfoliating cycle slows down. Facials that include gentle exfoliation (i.e. with enzymes) are a great way to take your skin from flakey to fabulous. Dry skin also needs both oil and water to balance it out, so GDF suggests looking for facials that include masks, which will help penetrate product into the skin. One example is a mask that will rubberize. It may sound a little strange, but any product you put under this type of mask will be pushed into the skin as the mask hardens, leaving your skin feeling hydrated and refreshed.

Health Benefits Of Honey

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1. Prevent cancer and heart disease:
Honey contains flavonoids, antioxidants which help reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease.

2. Reduce ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders.
Recent research shows that honey treatment may help disorders such as ulcers and bacterial gastroenteritis. This may be related to the 3rd benefit…

3. Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-fungal:
“All honey is antibacterial, because the bees add an enzyme that makes hydrogen peroxide,” said Peter Molan, director of the Honey Research Unit at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.

4. Increase athletic performance.
Ancient Olympic athletes would eat honey and dried figs to enhance their performance. This has now been verified with modern studies, showing that it is superior in maintaining glycogen levels and improving recovery time than other sweeteners.

5. Reduce cough and throat irritation:
Honey helps with coughs, particularly buckwheat honey. In a study of 110 children, a single dose of buckwheat honey was just as effective as a single dose of dextromethorphan in relieving nocturnal cough and allowing proper sleep.

6. Balance the 5 elements:
Honey has been used in ayurvedic medicine in India for at least 4000 years and is considered to affect all three of the body’s primitive material imbalances positively. It is also said to be useful useful in improving eyesight, weight loss, curing impotence and premature ejaculation, urinary tract disorders, bronchial asthma, diarrhea, and nausea.

Honey is referred as “Yogavahi” since it has a quality of penetrating the deepest tissues of the body. When honey is used with other herbal preparations, it enhances the medicinal qualities of those preparations and also helps them to reach the deeper tissues.

7. Blood sugar regulation:
Even though honey contains simple sugars, it is NOT the same as white sugar or artificial sweeteners. Its exact combination of fructose and glucose actually helps the body regulate blood sugar levels. Some honeys have a low hypoglycemic index, so they don’t jolt your blood sugar. (Watch this video Sweetener Comparison where I compare stevia, brown rice syrup, honey, molasses and agave, and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each.)

8. Heal wounds and burns:
External application of honey has been shown to be as effective as conventional treatment with silver sulfadiazene. It is speculated that the drying effect of the simple sugars and honey’s anti-bacterial nature combine to create this effect.

9. Probiotic:
Some varieties of honey possess large amounts of friendly bacteria. This includes up to 6 species of lactobacilli and 4 species of bifidobacteria. This may explain many of the “mysterious therapeutic properties of honey.”

10. Beautiful skin:
Its anti-bacterial qualities are particularly useful for the skin, and, when used with the other ingredients, can also be moisturizing and nourishing! For a powerful home beauty treatment for which you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen already, read Carrot Face Mask.

Different honeys have different flavonoid profiles, depending on the floral source of the nectar.

Types of Honey (most popular)

Alfalfa
Blueberry
Buckwheat
Clover
Manuka
Orange Blossom
Wildflower
There are at least 40 types – each one has distinctive taste and unique properties.
Darker honey tends to have higher antioxidant levels.
Monofloral honey (honey from a single plant species) usually has the lowest glycemic index (GI). For example, locust honey from the Black Locust tree has a GI of 32. Clover honey, which is used commercially, has the highest glycemic index at 69.

Honey Suggestions:

If you want to get the goodness from your honey, make sure it is pure and raw.
Raw honey contains vitamins, minerals and enzymes not present in refined honey.

Honey Cautions:

Best not to feed to infants. Spores of Clostridium botulinum have been found in a small percentage of honey in North America. This is not dangerous to adults and older children, but infants can have a serious reaction of illness in the first year. Do not add honey to baby food or use as a soother to quiet a fussy or colicky baby. Most Canadian honey is not contaminated with the bacteria causing infant botulism, but it’s still best not to take the chance.
Honey is a sugar, so do not eat jars full of it if you value your good health and want to maintain a healthy weight. It has a high caloric value and will put you on a sugar high and low.
To cook with honey or not: There is some controversy about cooking with honey, although I cannot substantiate it from all of my research about honey.

“…when honey is heated above 108 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes transformed into a glue-like substance that is extremely difficult to digest. This substance is considered a toxin (ama), since it adheres to the tissues of the body and is very difficult to remove.” (quote from the Ayurveda Wellness Center)

That said, I am not convinced that we should not cook with honey, although I am not using it in most of my cooked recipes until I get to the bottom of this

Tips On Skin Care: Cleansing, Moisturizing and Anti-Aging

To keep your face looking as youthful as possible, you need to proper skin care. Here I show you how to properly cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize your skin while never leaving the house without at least 30 SPF sunscreen. I’ve dubbed this process “The Basic 4-Step Skincare Regimen,” which I outline in this article. I also include organic skincare tips for the growing number of you who are concerned with putting only natural, organic products on your skin.

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How you care for your skin is utterly dependent on the type of skin you have:

oily, normal/combination, dry, sensitive or sun- damaged.

The Basic 4-Step Skincare Regimen

Step 1: Cleansing
You need to find a good cleanser that your skin responds well to, and stick with it: See the best cleansers for your skin type. You can find a good cleanser at the drugstore. There’s no need to spend $40 on a fancy wash. Avoid bar soaps as they tend to dry out the skin. According to Rona Berg, in her book, “Beauty,” a French cosmetics executive once told her, “Soap should only ever touch your skin from the neck down.” I agree. Choose a creamy cleanser if you have dry skin or a clear cleanser if you have oily skin.

For you organic types, you can cleanse skin with milk or yogurt (who knew?).

Be careful not to cleanse too often, you risk over-cleansing skin, see signs you are over cleansing your skin. You really only need to wash your face at night to remove makeup and sunscreen, which can clog pores. If you have dry skin, conorganicsider cold cream like Pond’s, which the French use or make your own organic cold cream using this simple cold cream recipe. Simply apply cream, then wipe off, no water needed (if you have hard water, it can be especially harsh on skin). Most women prefer the water method: Use warm water to loosen dirt and clogged pores. Use a dime-sized bit of cleanser, then rinse with cool or lukewarm water. I personally swear by my Clarisonic Mia, as does pretty much everyone I know who has one.

Make sure to remove eye makeup with a proper makeup remover. The area around the eye is delicate so don’t pull or rub too hard. You can also use olive oil as a natural eye makeup remover. Find out more in Use Olive Oil as an Eye Makeup Remover.

In the morning, a splash of lukewarm water is all you need (I find it’s great for removing excess oils from your nightly moisturizing). Never wash your face with hot or cold water (both can cause broken capillaries).

Step 2: Exfoliate
Exfoliation is the step most people skip in their weekly skincare routine. But trust me, if you start properly exfoliating your skin, you will notice an almost immediate difference. According to Berg, one of the reasons men’s skin looks more youthful than women’s is because men tend to exfoliate daily when they shave.
In my article, How to Exfoliate, I share all my tips and tricks to proper exfoliation. Including why you should throw out the loofah.

There are several exfoliating options that I use weekly.
A facial scrub. You can buy a great scrub or make your own. I prefer sugar scrubs to salt ones, but it’s just a matter of preference. See my list of the best facial scrubs or try out a recipe using brown sugar and coconut oil in Make a Face & Body Scrub With Sugar and Oil.
A washcloth. Put a dab of cleanser and a sprinkle of white refined sugar on a damp washcloth and massage skin in a circular motion. After a quick rinse, any sign of dead skin is erased. If you have dry skin, try extra virgin coconut oil.
Microdermabrasion. You can buy microdermabrasion kits. I have and found quite a few I like. See my list of the best facial scrubs and microdermabrasion kits.
Chemical peels. In the hour it takes to get a chemical peel, you can take a year from your face. Can’t afford the price tag for a monthly peel? Try some over-the-counter peels that work over the course of a month. I prefer MD Skincare’s.
Retinoids. Retinoid (such as Retin-A or the more moisturizing Renova) also work by removing the top layer of dead skin cells while also generating collagen in the skin. “Collagen is the skin’s structural fiber,” dermatologist Dennis Gross said in O Magazine. “As we get older, it breaks down, creating lines and large pores.” Skincare experts disagree on all sorts of things, but most of them consider retinoids to be a miracle skin saver. I’m addicted to Retin-A, which I pick up in Mexico on my yearly jaunts.
Should you use a toner? Some people swear by toners, but many beauty experts do not (I once read a skincare expert claim, “toners are only for copy machines”). Toners are meant to remove all remaining traces of oil, makeup and dirt, but a good cleanser should do this. I firmly believe it’s up to you. If you like the way your skin feels with a toner. Buy it. Use it. Enjoy it.
Step 3: Moisturize
While I know of at least one famous beauty editor who swore skin doesn’t need moisturizer, basically everyone else I’ve read disagrees and is an adamant believer in it. A basic rule of beauty is that if you have dry skin, you should invest in a basic moisturizer. So how much should you moisturize? Your skin will tell you. When your skin is tight, it’s crying out for moisture. Be careful not to over-moisturize — this can clog pores.
See my list of the best moisturizers on the market. For you natural girls, nothing beats a good oil for your skin. You can use extra virgin coconut oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil or jojoba oil. Learn more in Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil as Overall Body Moisturizer.

Are eye creams necessary? Well maybe. Some beauty experts strongly recommend eye creams. Why? The skin around the eye contains no fatty tissue and is therefore very thin and susceptible to wrinkles. Special eye creams are formulated to “thicken” this area. Yet other experts (including the beauty editors of Allure in their new book) claim your daily lotion works around the eyes just as well.

Step 4: Apply Sunscreen
The #1 cause of wrinkles is sun damage, so it’s important to use a sunscreen of at least 30 SPF from your early years on even in winter and on cloudy days. A great trick is to purchase two moisturizers: One for night and one for day that includes UV protection. Don’t use moisturizers with sunscreen at night, the ingredients are not meant to be used 27/7 and can aggravate skin. When choosing a sunscreen, make sure it contains Mexoryl (found in my favorite sunscreen La-Roche Posay) or Helioplex, found in Neutrogena products.

Dry Skin Care Tips and Advice

Dry skin is a common condition that occurs when there is not enough oil or moisture produced by the oil glands. It is characterized by red, rough and sometimes itchy and cracked dry skin. It’s not only a great cause of discomfort but can be embarrassing as well, especially if it appears on the most exposed parts of the body like the face, neck, hands, arms and legs.

It can also show up on your thighs, abdomen, soles and scalp. You can have dry skin at any time but it can get worse during the winters (see below). Without proper dry skin care, it can develop into serious skin conditions.

What Causes Dry Skin?

In most cases, dry skin is genetic. Healthy skin should have a balanced amount of moisture coming from the sweat glands and oil from the sebaceous glands forming over the surface of the skin to prevent moisture loss.

But not everyone has skin that exhibits these perfect qualities. If the oil glands produce a surplus of sebum, the skin becomes oily.

On the other hand, when the skin loses its ability to lock in oil and water which are essential elements that maintain skin’s softness, it results to dry skin.

There are several factors that contribute to this and other reasons for skin dryness.

  1. Environment – whenever there is low humidity, either caused by cold winter weather or artificial heat inside the home or office, moisture from the topmost layer of the skin evaporates, leaving the skin parched. Sunburn caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet radiation, can also leave the skin dry and seriously damaged.
  2. Genetics – same as the tendency of having acne, the possibility of having dry skin lies in the genes of your parents. Unlike others, your sweat glands are incapable of creating enough moisture or your skin doesn’t have the capacity to hold on to water normally.
  3. Aging – when people become older, the skin also matures and the natural oil is lessened. In effect, the skin loses its ability to contain moisture.
  4. Bathing habits – long baths in hot water can strip off the skin’s natural oil and moisture. Using harsh soaps or chemicals found in some skin care products is another reason. Too much scrubbing is also bad for the skin, leaving it dry and irritated.
  5. Unhealthy diets – deficiency of vitamins (such as Vitamin A, D and Potassium) needed in maintaining healthy skin may cause dryness. Excessive drinking of alcoholic and caffeinated beverages may also lead to this.
  6. Other health or skin problems – dry skin can sometimes be the result of certain illnesses such as asthma, thyroid disorder or diabetes. Then again, it can also be the sign of a more serious skin condition such as eczema, psoriasis, athlete’s foot and allergies.

How Should I Care For Dry Skin?

Most of the time, dry skin is caused by outside factors which is why it can be easily taken care of using external skin treatment. Revamping your everyday regimen will help improve and give you smooth and supple skin all over.

There are also a long list of dry skin treatment and home remedies that will help relieve itch and flakiness. To bring you out of your misery and prevent it from bothering you again, here are some simple but helpful skin care tips:

  • Shorten your bath time. Five or ten minutes a day will do while adjusting the water temperature to lukewarm or tepid. The same temperature applies for hand washing. Skip the hot tub and bubble baths. Instead, use gentle, soap-free and creamy cleansers with moisturizers in it, both for the face and body. Avoid the ones that are heavily scented because artificial fragrance can also irritate and dry out your skin.
  • Apply moisturizer often. After taking a bath or shower, pat your skin gently using a towel and leave it damp. Generally, the moisture dries off in 3 to 5 minutes after. So, while your skin is still moist and your pores are open, slather a generous amount of skin moisturizer or lotion to your face and whole body.Note: The best moisturizer for dry skin should have an oily or creamy consistency like shea butter. Olive oil is also one of the most effective natural dry skin remedies because of its moisturizing, anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties that closely resemble the oil produced in the skin. Use it as a natural moisturizer, bath oil or face mask. You can also combine it with other essential oils like lavender, evening primrose oil or Vitamin E for an extended shelf life and added benefits.
  • Use a humidifier in your room. Especially during winter, the air becomes dry and gets even worse with heaters or the heat from the fireplace. At least 30% relative humidity is needed by the skin to stay moisturized. Keep your doors shut to prevent the humidity from escaping.
  • Soothe, not scratch! Dry skin can be so itchy and irritating. Do not give in to the urge of scratching because you can end up with cuts that can easily get infected and prolong the healing process. To relieve itchy skin, apply a cold compress or Hydrocortisone cream over the dry patches. Aloe Vera gel is also an effective dry skin treatment that relieves itching, dryness and inflammation.
  • Watch your diet and water intake. If you are suffering from a vitamin deficiency, better consult your nutritionist for a complete meal plan that will restore your body of the nutrients needed to maintain healthy skin. Skin foods are rich in Vitamin A or Beta Carotene (carrots, spinach, citrus fruits), Potassium (banana, tomatoes, potatoes, squash), Vitamin E (corn, asparagus, sunflower oil, oats) and essential fatty acids such as Omega-3 (in walnuts, flaxseed, salmon). Also, drinking lots of water will keep your skin hydrated from the inside.

If despite trying the above, your skin remains parched or itchy without any signs of a rash or you have developed open wounds and sores because of scratching, go to your doctor immediately for a proper diagnosis. There could be another reason for your condition and this should be addressed as soon as possible with the appropriate skin treatment.

Overnight Treatments For Razor Bumps

Overnight Treatments for Razor Bumps thumbnail Aloe Vera can soothe razor bumps.

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Razor bumps occur after shaving the face, pubic area and armpits due to irritation on the skin from the type of razor or frequency of shaving. Those with sensitive skin are most prone to razor bumps. As they can be unsightly and uncomfortable, you likely want to get rid of razor bumps as quickly as possible. There are overnight treatments that can help.

Witch Hazel

Witch hazel is useful for treating razor bumps in all areas. It is appropriate even if the skin is irritated. Witch hazel has astringent and skin healing properties. To use it as an overnight treatment for razor bumps, dip one to three cotton balls in witch hazel and gently dab it on the bumps. Do not rub it on.

Hydrocortisone Cream

A commercial product to use on razor bumps is hydrocortisone cream, which is effective for even the most severe and irritated razor bumps. It also soothes the skin and relieves discomfort. Apply a moderate amount of hydrocortisone cream to the razor bumps by dabbing it on with your finger.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a natural remedy for razor bumps. Apply it overnight to reduce them. It’s best to use the aloe vera gel straight from the plant. To do so, cut open a leaf from the aloe vera plant and squeeze out the gel. Apply the gel directly to the razor bumps. If you don’t have access to a plant, purchase a commercial aloe vera gel. Make sure to choose pure aloe vera with no alcohol added.

Oils

Essential oils soothe razor bumps and the skin around them. They work well on both the face and the body. Some essential oils that work well are tea tree oil, lavender and chamomile oils. Tea tree oil is quite strong and should be mixed with at least one of the other oils. Mix all of the oils together for an extra smoothing treatment. Apply directly to razor bumps.

Treating Eye Problems

Reduce any puffiness in your eyes. Swelling in the skin on and around your eyes can make them look smaller. Try these steps to reduce puffiness:

  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Wash your face with cool water.
  • Place cold, used teabags over your eyes. The tannins in the tea act as an astringent, tightening the skin.
  • Reduce your salt intake. Too much salt leads to water retention, which leads to eye puffiness.
  • Exercise to increase circulation, which in turn reduces water retention.

Get rid of dark circle under your eyes. This won’t necessarily make your eyes look bigger, but dark circles will detract from even the biggest, most beautiful eyes.

  • Stay healthy. This means getting plenty of sleep, eating a balanced, healthy diet and minimizing the intake of salt in your diet.

Try applying cold spoons. Before you go to bed, place two spoons in the freezer overnight. Wake up, rub the sleep out of your eyes, and place the two spoons over each of your eyes for about 1 minute. This method helps your eyes to appear bigger and brighter throughout the day. ( Plus, it helps to reduce the appearance of under-eye circles.)

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Homemade Facial Mask Tips

Homemade moisturizing face mask recipe is a natural, easy to make and an inexpensive way to get rid of puffy and irritated skin. It will also give you a healthy glowing skin. Here is one of the best homemade moisturizing mask recipes for face.

Homemade Moisturizing Face Mask Recipe

Things you’ll need:

Plain yogurt – 1 cup

Aloe Vera gel – 4 tablespoons

Method:

– Pour 1 cup of plain yogurt in a small bowl.

– Add in 4 tablespoons of fresh aloe Vera gel and mix the ingredients together thoroughly.

– Apply this homemade moisturizing facial mask to your clean face using a gentle circular motion.

– Make sure to apply to the eyelids as well, but avoid directly getting it into the eyes.

– Leave it on for about 2 to 5 minutes and then rinse thoroughly.

– Use it on a regular basis.

Homemade egg white face mask Egg white is used in various homemade skin and hair care recipes. It is fully loaded with skin friendly properties. It helps improve skin texture and tone. It contains an ingredient, ovalbumin which is very helpful for treating skin related infections. Lysozyme, found in egg white is known for its skin clearing properties Note:- Do not use it over dry skin and it is better to not use is more than twice a week. Things you’ll need:-1 egg white1 teaspoon milk Few drops of honey Method:– Mix all ingredients together.- Apply this mask on your face using a brush or your fingers and avoid it around your mouth and eye areas.- Leave it on for about 30 minutes.- In order to remove this mask, try to splash some lukewarm water on the face then gently remove the mask by rubbing it with your hands. Now, wash your entire face and neck with lots of water. Benefits of egg white mask on skin:– It is good for shrinking the pores. Which intern, helpful in the prevention of many skin related problems like acne, pimples etc.- Egg white masks clean the skin very deeply, making it soft, supple and bright at the same time.- It is well known for skin tightening.- It is beneficial in the prevention of fine lines and wrinkles on the face and the neck.- It is good for oily skin as, it helps remove excess oil from the skin,- It is good for you, if you want to get a radiant glow on your face. Homemade olive oil face mask Olive oil is an excellent weapon to combat many skin related problems like dry skin, premature aging, wrinkles etc. It is loaded with skin softening and skin moisturizing properties. Here are some homemade olive oil face mask recipes: Homemade olive oil face mask recipes NORMAL SKIN Things you’ll need: Curd – 1 teaspoon Olive oil – ½ teaspoon olive oil Parsley juice- ½ teaspoon- Make a mixture by mixing all the ingredients give above.- Apply this resultant mixture on your face.- Leave it on for 15-20 minutes, and then wash with warm water. Cucumber – olive oil cleanser and softener Juice of ½ cucumber Olive oil – ½ teaspoon Sour milk – 1 teaspoon- Mix all the ingredients and apply this mixture on the face and neck.- Leave it on for 20 minutes, rinse with cold water. DRY SKIN Onion – olive Oil combo:1 onion Olive oil – 1 teaspoon Honey – 1 teaspoon- Bake a small onion with peel in the oven, clean the onion and pound.- Now, add other ingredients to form a fine paste.- Apply this mixture on your face for 15-20 minutes. Beans – olive oil for dry skin5 to 7 boiled white beans Olive oil – 1 teaspoon Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon- Knead 5-6 boiled white beans and add other ingredients.- Apply the resultant mixture on your face for 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water. OILY SKIN Tomato juice- olive oil mask Tomato juice Starch – 1 teaspoon Olive oil – ½ teaspoon- Mix all ingredients together.- Put the mask on the face. Wash with warm water in 20 minutes. Oat flour-olive oil combo Oat flour – 1 teaspoons our milk – 1 teaspoon Olive oil – 1 teaspoon Kitchen salt- ¼ teaspoon- Mix all ingredients.- Apply the resultant mixture on your face for 20 minutes.- Wash with warm water. SENSITIVE SKIN- Mix sauce from ¼ banana + 1 teaspoon of grated fresh cucumber +1 teaspoon olive oil. – Apply this mask on your face .- Leave it on for thirty minutes.- Wash with cool water. ALL SKIN TYPES- Mince dill and mix 2 tablespoons of it with 1 teaspoon olive oil.- Now, add pounded oat flakes to mixture.- Apply it on your face .- Wait for 15 minutes before washing with warm water. ANTI AGING MASK- Make a mixture by mixing ¼ lemon + 1 teaspoon olive oil +1 yolk + some pounded oat flakes.- Apply it on your face and neck. for 20 minutes.- Then wash with warm water.

How To Hide or Minimize Large Pores

Large facial pores can really pull the spotlight away from your natural beauty. Compounding the problem, these pores are often located right in the middle of the face around the nose, cheeks and chin areas. While pores start out as barely visible, they enlarge over time due to age, skin damage, genetics and excess oil production. There may be nothing you can do to change the size of your pores, but there is plenty you can do to disguise their appearances.

Step 1

Wash your face twice per day with a facial exfoliant that contains salicylic acid. This acid helps dissolve oil and dirt stuck in the pores, thus allowing them to shrink back to their normal size. Massage the exfoliant into the skin using your fingers for at least 30 to 60 seconds before rinsing clean with water.

Step 2

Apply a small amount of oil-free moisturizer onto your face using your fingers, making sure to rub it in thoroughly. Focus on the areas of skin that contain large pores. Don’t apply too much moisturizer.

Step 3

Apply a pea-sized amount of a silicone-based primer to your skin by gently rubbing it evenly over your face. Concentrate on areas with enlarged pores. The primer will fill them in and smooth out your skin’s appearance.

Step 4

Use a makeup brush to pick up some powder-based foundation that matches your skin tone, then pat it onto your face. Gently patting the foundation on prevents the primer from rubbing off, which can occur with liquid foundations.

Step 5

Blot your face with oil-absorbing sheets throughout the day to remove excess oil. If desired, you may instead apply a liquid oil-absorbing product under your makeup; this product is designed to absorb oil all day. Blotting papers and liquid oil absorbers are available at drugstores and makeup counters.