Category: Beauty Regimen (& Skin Care)

Home-made Body Scrub

There is a very inexpensive way to smooth-en the body, you do not have to go to salon or buy expensive products when you can easily make your own at home and scent it with whatever scented oil you have got lurking in the back of your cupboard from last Christmas!

The ingredients for a good scrub are already in your food cupboard. ūüôā

Salt/Sugar
 

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Olive Oil

Olive Oil

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lavander

Lavender oil

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Body Scrub

Ingredients:

1 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp salt (if running low on salt, use granulated sugar)

3 drops of scented oil (lavander, grapefruit, bergamot, cedarwood, sandalwood, citronella, jasmine, eucaliptus or any of your favourite)

Method of preparation:

Mix the olive oil with the salt or sugar.

Then add a few drops of any of the essential oils you have got in your cupboard or by the bath tub.

Mix it well.

Gently massage over your arms and legs this scented oily salt or sugar.  Give is a vigorous scrub all over before you  hit the shower.

Rinse off with warm water.

You will be left with a supple, soft, clean skin.

Do this once a week.

Beauty Regimen: Face Toner

Beauty Regimen: Face Toner

Toner is the second stage in facial care.  The first being cleansing and the third is moisturing.

I have to admit, often I bypass this stage.  I cleanse and then slap on the moisturiser, in the morning and just before going to bed.

How important toning is?

Toning is that process that pick up all the residue of the day’s grime that somehow can’t be remove from cleansing. ¬†Toning is buffing the face and neck clean. ¬†It cleans and refreshes the pores which make them ready to receive all the goodness from a good rich moisturiser.

Toning is especially good to use in the morning.  It wakens up the skin and tighten the pores and give you an energised glow especially if the toner has been stored in the fridge.  It is calming, soothing and cooling.

Hairstyle: The Bun

A woman with her hair turned up always looks as if she were going some place – either the opera or the bath.
– Orson Wells

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Hairstyle: The Bun

The bun is so versatile.  It can be a very sleek ballerina topknot or a sexily messy bun.  A bun can highlight a long graceful neck, the face, the chin, the shoulders.  It gives one an instant elegance.

It is also useful to just keep away the hair from hindering you in doing some chores, like gardening.

A bun is not just a bun!  There are several styles that encapsulate a bun.

How to make a bun:

Comb your hair. Brush your hair to remove tangles. Finger comb your hair if creating a messy bun.

Pull your hair back. It is up to you how high it should stay. ¬†It can be a top bun, center of the back of your head or top of your nape. ¬†Make sure that you’ve grab all the strands of your hair in one pull.

Twist your hair into a knot. Take the entire handful of hair and twist it in the same direction, creating a rope-like piece. Then, wrap it onto itself to create a knot-like spiral.  Secure with elastic band and some hairpins.

Finish the look. Use a strong hairspray to keep the hairstyle.  Finally smoothen any loose ends.

You are good to go.
Below is how to make a bun using a chignon foam

Good Night Sleep

To carry care to bed is to sleep with a pack on your back.
‚ÄĒ Haliburton.

Having too much on your mind doesn’t make for a good night rest.

Good Night Sleep

New research found that the ideal amount of sleep one should have is between 6-8 hours per night.  More than 8 hours will only leave you feeling tired whilst less than 6 hours of sleep is not enough for your body cells to regenerate.

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I read ¬†from my Good Housekeeping magazine that to be able to attain that often so capricious good night sleep, one must find one’s personal sleep inducer.

Try having a warm bath

or

reading in bed

or

warm glass of milk which can improve the quality of sleep

or

bed socks – if your extremities are cold. ¬†(this one works for me when the weather is really cold and extra tip – moisturise your feet first and wake up with lovely pegs ūüėČ )

or

all of the above

or

count sheep

or

Go for a consultation with your GP

Get some zzzzzzzzzzzzzz or you’ll turn into a bush baby

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Beauty: Eyes

You must never underestimate the power of the eyebrow.
– Jack Black

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Beauty: Eyes

According to research a big pair of eyes are very attractive.

It has been said that the eyes are the windows to your soul.

They are the first thing people notice about you.

Therefore, we should look after our eyes.

*  We should carefully remove eye make-up before going to bed.

* Do not rub eyes with dirty tissues and dirty hands.

* Be gentle with the skin around the eyes.  Pat rather than rub!

* Get a good night sleep.

* Drink a lot of water to rehydrate the skin.

* Treat your eyes to some cold compress or cucumber slices session.

* Tidy up your eyebrows.  This technique can make you look younger.  Pluck any stray hairs around your eyebrows.  DO NOT OVER PLUCK!

* Invest in a pair of a good eyelash curler.  Curling your eyelashes really opens up your eyes.

* Try using false eyelashes.  They can become easy to use with practise.

* Using mascara is another trick.  Use black for drama.  Most make-up artists recommend to use mascara on upper lashes only.

DSCN9213Tears can be beneficial to your eyes.  They contain antibacterial substances which help clear most eye infections naturally.