Natural Beauty

How to Bathe : Useful Tips

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Bath is an effective beauty therapy. It is important not only for cleanliness but also for the proper maintenance of skin.Plan and use every minute of it to the : do everything you have to do and then relax for as along as you possibly can. Use this time to really unwind: do a few exercises while the bath is running.

Take this time and use it to the full : Exploit and use the freedom : and emerge calm , clean and refreshed in body and mind: a new woman!

  • In the morning prefer to take your bath under the shower.Cold water closes the skin pores and helps you shake off early morning laziness.
  • While the tap is on, undress and tuck your hair away form your face and neck. Remove face make-up if any, with a cleansing lotion.
  • Blow your nose and clean the nostril with a damp absorbent cotton or tissue paper.
  • Get into the bath tub and relax completely for a few minutes.
  • Apply soap to the upper part of your body. Rub every part except your breasts with the friction mitt.
  • Pay special attention to your neck and clean it with the friction mitt.
  • Give circulation to your arms, elbows and shoulders too and use the friction mitt on legs, heels and ankles.
  • Use a bath brush to give the back of your body a thorough scrub and prevent spots.
  • Use an anti-perspirant in the armpits.
  • Relax completely atleast for five minutes before stepping out of the bath.
  • Towel your body dry.
  • Apply talcum powder on under-arms, feet and the public area.
  • Rub body lotion or massage cream on the rest of your body.
  • Clean your navel.
  • After a bath, try to relax for a few minutes before starting dressing up.
  • While using soap, fresh, lukewarm water is the best for bathing because hot water, may damage oil glands.
  • Do not be economical in your use of water for bathing.
  • Use standard bath body care products
  • Ascertain before wiping that you have washed off all soap.
  • Towels should be clear, soft and puffy.
  • Wipe with towel by dabbing and then rubbing gently.
  • Do not rub towel on delicate parts like face, neck, chin and stomach or else wrinkles will appear.
  • Relax for a few minutes after a refreshing bath.
  • Author Susan Christy is an experienced beautician. She has been working on beautifying People in UK Since 10 years. Her beauty care tips have helped many people.

    Natural Beauty – Making Your Own Skin and Hair Treatments Is As Easy As 1-2-3

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    The quest for beautiful skin and hair is prevalent among women. You can make inexpensive, natural beauty and hair treatments from ingredients you have in your home that will perform just as well or better than products you purchase in the store.

    If you only have one natural beauty remedy in your pantry, make it Olive Oil. It’s extremely versatile and can be used on every part of your body.

    Olive oil is excellent for removing mascara. It’s much better than petroleum jelly or baby oil and is beneficial to the skin around your eyes.

    Use a few drops of olive oil in warm water for a wonderful at-home manicure. Apply your favorite lotion afterwards to lock in the moisture.

    Beeswax and olive oil melted and poured into a small tin makes wonderful lip balm that will keep your lips soft and smooth.

    Dry feet can be healed after one night of this treatment. Before bed, rub olive oil into your dry, cracked feet. Do not rinse. Then, put a cozy pair of socks on and go to sleep. Your feet will drink in the moisture and feel much better by morning.

    Add a few drops of olive oil to your bath water for the best skin softener you can imagine. And, if you’re feeling extra decadent, then add a few drops of essential oil for a natural aromatherapy bath.

    A very small amount of olive oil applied to dry hair will condition and get rid of frizz. This is a great leave-in conditioner.

    Olive oil can also work as a shaving cream for men with sensitive skin.

    Don’t buy those expensive Sea Salt Scrubs. Make your own. Just add sea salt to olive oil and you’ve got a sea salt scrub that will feel like heaven. Add a drop of essential oils if you’d like your scrub scented.

    Please use caution when using olive oil in your bathtub as it will get quite slippery and you don’t want to fall.

    It is not necessary to pay a lot of money for beauty treatment products. The things you have in your very own kitchen can often be the best beauty products available.

    Melissa B. Rayn loves to experiment with different homemade bath and body recipes. Her passion for creating beauty and spa recipes inspired her to share them with others at her website www.mybeautyrecipes.com

    Ten Low-Cost Ways to Look Good for Your Man (and for Yourself!)

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    Face it ladies; the reason you want to look nice is to attract the opposite sex. And let’s also face the fact that most men do not even notice half the things you spend your hard-earned cash on in the name of looking good for them. Whether you’re a swinging single, have a boyfriend, or even a couple of boyfriends, you can still turn heads without blowing your entire paycheck on self-maintenance. Here are ten tips.

    1. Grow your hair long. Forget the stacked and sprayed look, girls. Men want long, luxuriant locks that they can run their fingers through and maybe even give a gentle tug on once in a while to pay homage to their inner caveman. Save your money on expensive haircuts. Instead, have a friend trim those tresses at home (or do it yourself). Split ends are never in style no matter what look you’re sporting.

    2. Cut your hair short. I know; I just told you to grow it and now I’m saying cut it. If you’re one of those pixie-face girls with milky skin and great shoulders who can leave the house wearing no makeup and still look hot… chop it all off! You’re naturally feminine and can get away with it. Keep the hair goop to a minimum. Again: the idea here is soft and natural.

    3. Put on a skirt. If you’re married or have been dating the same guy for a while, you know the Skirt Reaction. It usually involves appreciative murmurs, spontaneous affection, and umm… well, I don’t need to explain further, do I? Your skirt doesn’t have to be Neiman Marcus. A denim mini that you paid 14 bucks for can look just as nice as whatever the models are sporting in your copy of Vogue, if you dress it up in just the right way.

    4. Exfoliate. Ditch the foundation, ladies. Your boyfriend doesn’t apply beige paint to his face every time he leaves the house and neither should you. Face makeup looks unnatural, and I’ll bet your man would say it tastes kinda funny, too. Instead, pick up a tube of exfoliant for less than four bucks (it will last you at least five months). Scrub with it every four days or so, and you’ll be bright, rosy and cheeky as a schoolgirl. If you’re concerned about oil, buy a translucent powder compact at the Rite Aid and apply as necessary.

    5. Paint your toenails and fingernails yourself. Do you actually pay other people to do your nails? Shame, shame. Manicures and pedicures rank high on the list of things Men Couldn’t Care Less About. Professional French Manicure, Pink Piggies Done at Home or even Naked Nails… it makes no difference to him. Save your money and have a finger-and-toe-painting party with a girlfriend or two. Also, forget the Lee Press-On look. Teradactyl talons are terribly tacky. Go with short-to-medium length, natural and “non-scary” nails.

    6. Neaten up those eyebrows. No “miracle lipstick” in the world is going to make a difference if your eyebrows look like two caterpillars curled up and died on your forehead! Eyebrow artillery: sharp trimming scissors, a good pair of tweezers. Step 1: brush eyebrow hair upward. Step 2: Trim straight across. Step 3: pluck stray hairs and define arches – and please don’t overdo it! Think Jennifer Aniston, not Bette Davis.

    7. Avoid the Lumpy Look. The lumpy look occurs when your clothes are too tight. If the jeans are too small, find a top with tummy coverage. If you’re spilling over the bra cups, camoflauge with a thicker fabric shirt or sweater. The Lumpy Look is a semi-emergency situation that demands action. Either hit the stores for a bigger size, or get on Weight Watchers ASAP because girl, you’re in trouble.

    8. Eyes or Lips – not both. The key to being tastefully attractive is downplaying one feature while up-playing another. If you decide to go with smoky baby blues, then opt for bare or clear lips that day. To show off your perfect pucker, select a nice flattering shade of lipcolor. Paint inside the lines (this is important – no man likes the Rodeo Clown look) and leave the eye makeup to a bare minimum. This same theory applies to your clothing. Legs on display? Cover up the belly. Cleavage peeking out? Hide that junk in the trunk.

    9. Forget the tanning bed. Yes, fake tanners, we are all talking about how silly you look behind your back. Keep up the year-round tanning, and in five years you’ll resemble a Ball Park hot dog that’s been on the grill for far too long. Tan in a bottle is no better, especially with those telltale brown creases behind your knees. Do your skin a favor and keep tanning to the summer months.

    10. Feel good about yourself, and smile! By far the best way to be attractive is to actually FEEL attractive. If you’re smiling and in a great mood, you’ll be naturally sexy no matter what you’re wearing. Put on your favorite tunes, go hang out with your best pals, get some fresh air and do the things you enjoy most in life. Real beauty comes from within, and has a lot more to do with the gleam in your eye and the spring in your step than an expensive haircut or anti-aging cream. So, let it all hang out, be yourself and be happy about it. After all, you’re one of a kind… and that’s pretty attractive!

    Dina Giolitto is a copywriting consultant and ghostwriter with 10 years of experience writing corporate print materials and web content. Trust her with your next e-book, article series or web project, and make a lasting impression on your audience of information-hungry prospects. Visit WordFeeder.com for more information.

    Moms Head To Toe Beauty Tips – Five Things To Do Before Summer

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    Summer is here! Are you prepared to be a sun-loving beauty? This checklist for Summer Preparation will give you a good start for swimsuit season.

    Exercise. Ladies, there is nowhere to hide it anymore. The big, bad cellulite fairy visited during the winter again. Or does cellulite reproduce when it is cold? Either way, get out your walking shoes and hit the streets. Or grab an exercise video and shake it until it melts off.

    Pluck or wax those eyebrows.  The bright sunlight will show every little straggler.  There is nothing worse than looking like Bert in a bikini!

    Swimsuit Shopping. Although most women would rather have a root canal than to go swimsuit shopping, it is a necessary evil. If your options are to go swimsuit shopping or to run around the pool in a worn, baggy, see-through swimsuit please drag yourself to the store! I might be the one hiding in the stall next to you, laughing as I try on yet another swimsuit over my undergarments and try to figure out exactly what I’m looking at.

    Body Hair. Let’s face it. Winter is not the time we are most diligent about keeping up with shaving. If you are dreading another year of shaving, there are many more options these days to choose from — from home waxing kits to laser hair removal.

    Feet. Eew! Those scratchy, rough, lizardy-feet need to go away now. Buff them or grab a power sander, but get them looking like skin again before sandal season. Once you have people-feet instead of hobbit-feet, then dust off a bottle of toenail polish, grab a toe-ring, and make them pretty.

    Now you are ready for swimsuit season. Grab a little drink umbrella, drop it into your diet Coke and enjoy your summer, as the sun goddess that you are!

    About the Author: Nicole Dean is the mostly-sane mom behind http://www.romanceyourhusband.com  because ’til death do us part is a loooooooong time. Enjoy it!

    Review: Epsom Salt Bath

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    This is the easiest and most relaxing bath you can possibly take. And, these bath salts are dirt cheap.

    Simply buy the ‘el cheapo’ Epsom Bath Salts from KMart or Walmart or wherever you shop.

    Add a bunch to your tub. You can’t overdose on it, so load it up. I sometimes add up to three cups of Epsom salts when I’m really stressed.  (You can also add some Dead Sea Salts, Table Salt or Baking Soda).

    Just soak in the hot water. I swear that Epsom salts relax me like nothing else. And, if I have sore muscles, the epsom salts pull out the toxins and make me feel great again.

    Enjoy!

    Arbonne International

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    Arbonne was created in 1975 in Switzerland by a man named Petter Mørck (and him team of biologists and herbalists) who wanted to create an effective skin care line of beauty products.

    Arbonne crossed the sea to the United States in 1980 where it has grown into a huge company.

    The Arbonne product lines include anti-aging skin care, baby skin care, men’s skin care, beauty and cosmetics, weight loss, vitamins and various other items.

    Review: Arbonne Awaken Sea Salt Scrub

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    I have one word for Arbonne’s Awaken Sea Salt Scrub. “Heaven”. I love this stuff.

    The smell is perfect. Not perfumey, not flowery, just fresh. A mix of citrus and herbs.

    The consistency is wonderful. You wet  your skin, rub the sea salt scrub on, let the oils soak in and the aromatherapy work, and then wash it off. I’ve got to say, this is one of my favorite products for dry skin.

    As far as negatives? The only one I can think of is price. It’s a little expensive compared to many over-the-counter brands. And, it has to be purchased through an Arbonne Consultant — which can sometimes be hard to find.

    However, the Arbonne Awaken Sea Salt Scrub gets two thumbs up from the Natural Beauty crew here.

    Review: Tom’s of Maine Natural Tartar Control & Whitening Toothpaste – Peppermint

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    I’m going to start this review off by saying I’m a big fan of Tom’s of Maine. The company has great ethics and a great vision and I love many of their products.

    Unfortunately, I’m not a big fan of their Natural Tartar Control & Whitening Toothpaste – Peppermint, 6 oz. I’ve tried to love it and I just can’t. You know that feeling when you brush your teeth 2 times and you still don’t feel like you can whisper to a friend? That’s how this toothpaste leaves me feeling.

    Obviously, I’m a huge fan of natural products, and, like I said, Tom’s of Maine is a great company, but I just can’t give this product a good review.

    If you’re using Tom’s of Natural Tartar Control & Whitening Toothpaste – Peppermint at home, please let us know what YOU think.

    Review: Aveeno Cleanser with Soy Extracts

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    My most recent test product is Aveeno Positively Radiant Cleanser with Soy Extracts.

    The Aveeno product descriptions states:

    Brings out skin’s natural radiance. Helps even out skin tone and texture. Oil-free. Hypoallergenic. Soap-free. Noncomedogenic. Lifts away dirt, oil and makeup without over-drying for naturally radiant skin.

    I have very sensitive skin, so I thought this would be a great product to try.

    First the pros – The Aveeno cleanser comes in a nice pump and it smells wonderful. It is a pearl-looking cleanser and is very smooth. The cleanser cleaned my skin well and it felt smooth afterwards.

    The cons – My face was slightly red after cleansing. If you have highly sensitive skin, this one might not be the best skin care product for you.

    If you use Aveeno Positively Radiant Cleanser at home, please let us know what YOU think.