Must-Have Tips to Save Your Skin This Winter

For all those in favor of healthy and intact skin this winter, here are a few suggestions for keeping your skin from falling off (at least until April).

Ahh winter. A time of swirling snow, cozy nights by the fireplace, carefree jaunts through an iced-over wood and mugs of steaming cocoa. Right…if you live in a Disney movie. For the rest of us, winter typically means pushing through heavy wind and dodging freezing snow for the shelter of a room that will be full of hot, dry, moisture-sucking air. So much for those visions of carefree snowball fights and rosy cheeks.

And as if battling arctic weather weren’t bad enough, you’ve also got to contend with what it can do to your skin. Because the thing about winter skincare is that it’s not just a case of, “oh I’ll deal with it once I notice a problem.” No, this isn’t a haircut you get on a whim because you woke up after having a dream about pixie cuts. Winter skincare is about being proactive and then maintaining so you don’t have to chase a problem and hope you can figure out a way to fix it.

Put your trust in oil.

The true power of a great face oil is that it will prevent moisture from evaporating from the skin. Since moisture is in short supply during the winter, and the moisture your skin does manage to retain will likely be sucked up by dry air from a heater, keeping as much of it in as possible is crucial. If you’re game, try swapping your standard daytime moisturizer for a lightweight oil like rosehip to ensure your face is ready for the day’s elements. (Oil under makeup will also impart a lovely, soft dewy-ness if that’s something you’re into.)

And at night, definitely incorporate an oil into your skincare routine if you haven’t already. Not only will the oil be able to work its restorative magic while you sleep, but it’ll also seal in everything else you put on your face before it, securely locking it all in for the evening. Just be sure to apply the oil last (remember, lightest to heaviest) or else anything you put on next won’t be able to reach the skin.

To get the most out of your oil, you’ll also want to pay attention to how you’re applying it. If your skin is raw or sensitive from the weather, the last thing you want to do is haphazardly slap product on your face and vigorously rub it in. (Actually, you never want to do this, even if you have the healthiest skin in the world.) Instead, add a few drops of oil to your palms and gently rub ‘em together to warm up the oil and wake up the active ingredients. Then place both of your hands against your face and push, like you’re giving yourself a very gentle hi-five, and repeat over your whole face for 30 seconds. Why the elongated application? It’s kinder on your delicate skin, it helps with blood flow, and it pushes the oil deeper into your skin without disturbing the carefully layered products you’ve already applied.

Choose your moisturizer wisely.

If your skin needs it, by all means add a moisturizer to your routine as well. A great, lightweight moisturizer applied beneath an oil is an unstoppable combination. The moisturizer gets to the heart of the skin’s hydration needs while the oil locks it all in. That said, be sure to choose your moisturizer carefully: opt for one that’s free of petroleum-based ingredients like paraffin wax, mineral oil and anything that ends in -eth. Ingredients like this can actually do more harm than good by temporarily hydrating skin, only to block pores and cause skin to suffocate. Instead, find a moisturizer with nourishing, gentle plant-based ingredients and an oil base. Water-based creams are fine in warmer weather, but a moisturizer that has an oil base will help keep the good-for-you ingredients in the skin (see the first point for why!).

Get scrubbing.

Though it may seem counterintuitive to scrub your skin when you’re trying to get it to stay put, exfoliating is an integral part of winter skincare. As we try to get as much moisture as possible into the skin, we need to clear a path for those products to penetrate. If there’s a bunch of dead skin cells hanging around, that path is blocked and our skin stays thirsty. Using oil and moisturizers regularly won’t do you any good if you’re not starting with a primed surface, so remember to exfoliate at least once a week.


If you like a physical exfoliant, opt for a powder you can add moisture to. These will effectively get rid of dead skin without stripping your face of natural oils, and offer a choose-your-own-adventure scenario when it comes to the moisture component. If you’re feeling particularly flakey, adding less water will force a bit more elbow grease. Want to use it as a mask, too? Swap Manuka honey for water and let it sit for a while before gently sloughing it away. You can also use this type of exfoliant on your lips, neck, chest, hands…anywhere you want to feel smoother.

Rethink your cleanser.

Your skin is already dealing with enough dehydrating factors — don’t willingly add another to the list with the wrong cleanser. If your standard face wash contains an acid (glycolic or salicylic) or is super foamy, consider a cleanser rotation. Use a hydrating, non-drying milky cleanser that contains hydrating ingredients in the morning and your standard one at night. Or go every other day. Find a pattern that works for you, or just listen to your skin and wash it with a product that makes sense given how it’s feeling at the time.

6 Must Know Beauty Benefits Of Cucumber For Skin Lightening



We all know the friendly neighbourhood veggie with loads of water content. Now get to know the benefits of cucumber for skin.

The saying ‘cool as a cucumber’ is spot on. Cucumbers are indeed known to cool the body and are considered to be packed with health benefits. But cucumber like many other veggies and fruits is not just for eating. You can drink cucumber juice for skin that is healthy and beautiful, or apply it on your skin directly and watch it work its magic.

6 Essential Benefits Of Cucumber:

  1. Cucumber is made of 96 percent water. That spells hydration, hydration and hydration.
  2. Water is not all that cucumber contains. It also has other nutrients like magnesium and potassium.
  3. It is great for the heat generated by the body and when the temperatures soar.
  4. It is good for detoxifying, and also makes regular appearances in weight loss diets.
  5. Beauty benefits extend to healthy gums and fresh breath, sparkling eyes without the bags, dark circles and puffiness, and beautiful skin owing to the nutrients it contains like biotin, vitamins A, B1 and C, and potassium.
  6. And we are just getting started because cucumber also helps the overall health of the body in many ways and improve heart health, brains, and are good for diabetics.

Now, why is cucumber used as a beauty aid? Cucumber can help in lightening and revitalizing skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties can help deal with nasty skin break outs too.

5 Simple Steps To Make Cucumber Face Toner:

  • You can make a cucumber toner by mixing cucumber juice with juice from a lemon.
  • To make the cucumber juice, you can begin by scraping the skin off, finely slicing the cucumber, and blending it with water.
  • A sieve can be used to separate the mushy cucumber from its juice.
  • The final product can be stored in the refrigerator. You can store it in a spray bottle and spritz it on your skin in hot weather.
  • It is refreshing. Other ingredients that you can use in the toner instead of lemon juice are green tea or a herb like mint.

Cucumber can also be used as a facial mask. The juice of cucumber or pureed cucumber can be used directly on your skin to remove tan or to relieve sunburn.  A simple combination of pureed cucumber can be mixed with yoghurt to treat blemishes. This is good for dry skin.

5 Step Cucumber Face Mask For Dry Skin:

  • You can create a mask and exfoliator by mixing pureed cucumber with powdered oatmeal and honey. You could add a small amount of Brewer’s yeast to this. This mask works to lighten, moisturise and exfoliate the skin.
  • Begin by cleansing your skin thoroughly and then applying a layer of this mask.
  • It can be left on for up to 15 minutes and then washed off with cold water.
  • While you have the face mask on, you could also keep thinly sliced cucumbers on your eyes.
  • It is cooling, and reduces dark circles and puffiness.

These are a few ways you can use cucumber for face. By following this up with a regular beauty routine that includes the use of moisturisers like Olay Moisturizing Lotion and good night creams like Olay Regenerist Revitalising Night Cream Moisturiser, you can keep your skin looking its best.

Also, check out 5 amazing benefits of amla for skin whiteninghere at our blog.

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The change in seasons can be stressful on your skin, especially when warm, humid months turn into cold and windy weather. Once the temperature starts to get cold, you should also start changing your skin care routine.

The dry, cold air can affect your skin, making it dry and blotchy. This transition commonly makes your skin look dull, and for some, it can even cause skin irritation and blemishes in different areas of their body.

To change your skin care routine in time for the cold weather, read this detailed guide below:

1. Use a hydrating facial moisturizer every night.

The cold breeze can make skin dry and prone to irritation. To replenish your skin’s lost moisture, apply a hydrating facial moisturizer before you go to sleep. This helps your skin repair itself overnight, preventing premature skin aging. Use moisturizers with ingredients like vitamin E and alpha hydroxy acid that can help heal and relieve dry skin.

2. Switch to a mild, moisturizing body soap.

Antibacterial body soaps are especially harsh on your skin, stripping it of natural moisture. Your skin can get a lot drier if you keep using antibacterial soap during the cold and windy weather. Choose a mild, fragrance-free moisturizing soap instead.

3. Avoid long, hot baths.

Take shorter showers with lukewarm water instead of very hot water. A long, hot bath may be relaxing, but it also washes away your skin’s natural oils. And after bathing, remember to apply lotion all over your body, especially on the driest parts. This helps lock in your skin’s moisture throughout the day.

4. Choose soft clothing over thick synthetic garments.

Avoid wearing fabrics like spandex or polyester directly against your skin, especially around your neck. Cold weather can make your skin dry and itchy, and the friction from these types of fabric can aggravate skin irritation. So it’s best to wear soft cotton shirts, blouses, and sweaters instead.

5. Don’t forget to moisturize your hands and feet.

Skin on your hands and feet are very vulnerable to the cold weather, so don’t forget to apply moisturizing lotion on them too. Dry skin on hands and feet can get itchy, and at worst, can be painful if your skin starts to crack. To help seal in moisture, apply lotion after taking a bath. The skin absorbs nourishing ingredients faster when it’s still damp and soft.

Practice proper skin care to prevent skin irritation! Now that you know these useful tips, you can change up your skin care routine to adapt to the cold weather.

Top 7 Travel Skin-Care Tips & Products for Glowing Skin!

Whether you’re going away for the weekend or backpacking around Europe for the Summer packing the perfect combination of travel skin-care products is a must! I mean, who wants to travel with dry, dull skin? many sure don’t. people not only pack the essentials for healthy skin but   also add a few extra goodies to treat themselves while abroad!


Travel Tips + Products for Skin Care


If you don’t know, some people are obsessed with organic and non-toxic skin-care products. Nothing makes them happier than finding a brand that’s effective, non-toxic and organic. With that said we knew it was time to share our Top 7 Travel Skin-Care Tips and Products so that you can have glowing skin during every vacation.

1. Hydrate Like Your Skin Depends On It! Hydrating internally is the key to dewy, glowing skin. There’s really no way around it. A water bottle should be the first item on your list if you’re traveling. Nothing you apply to your skin will be effective if your body is in desperate need of hydration. It’s recommended for women for drink at least 75 oz. of water per day for beautiful skin. BONUS: Your bowel movements will be on point! Many people suffer from constipation while on vacation. Whether it’s being away from home or eating different foods, staying hydrated will help regulate your bowel movement, which naturally detoxes your body and results in healthy skin! Here are a few water bottles with filters: Reho 17 oz., pH Hydrate and Luxtea.

2. What You Eat Matters. We get it! You’re on vacation. YOLO is the mood and you’re ready to pig out. But for the sake of your skin, do so in moderation. Eating foods that are excessively greasy, jam packed with dairy and highly processed can seriously ruin your skin. We know you don’t want to walk around on your glorious vacation with a zit on your face! So keep the junk foods to a minimum. Eat simpler, healthier foods for breakfast and lunch, and treat yourself for dinner. Foods that are amazing for maintaining gorgeous skin are berries, salmon, broccoli, kale, avocados and dark chocolate. When you land at your destination, hit a farmers market or supermarket and stock up on yummy foods. Traveling with one or two glass container will make it easy explore and be on the go while eating well.


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3. Invest in Multi-Purpose Products. As an organic skin-care artisan and junkie, We know how easy it can be to want to pack fifty different products with you when you travel. We also know that the beauty industry has made it its mission to sell us products that conveniently are only meant for a singular purpose. Queue the elixir meant only for your baby toe… The serums are a cleanser, make-up remover and a moisturizer. The toner is not only a toner but a makeup setting spray, and the balms also double as a facial night cream when your skin is thirsty.

4. Never Under Estimate The Power of SPF! You’re probably sick and tired of hearing this but trust us you need a good sunblock. On a daily basis SPF can prevent premature wrinkles and while on vacation, especially if you’re going somewhere sunny, an effective sunblock can prevent sunburn.  Avoid the discomfort and long-term signs of aging by using SPF. It’s also crucial to avoid sunblocks with the following toxic ingredients:

– Oxybenzone and Other Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals
– Retinol or Retinyl Palmitate
– Nanoparticles in Spray, Aerosol or Powder Sunscreens
– Fragrance

Many of which not only seep into your skin wrecking havoc on your hormones but are also carcenogenic. Always aim to purchase sunblock that is mineral based, making it less likely to seep sick into your skin, and with a low rating on the Think Dirty app. A few of  one of my friend (Rachel) favorites are the 100% PURE YERBA MATE MIST SPF 30 and SUNTEGRITY SPF30 FOR BODY 3OZ.

7 Travel Skin care Tips + Products

5. Mask While You Fly!  It might make you appear like a weirdo while on the plane but your skin will thank you when you land. some always sufferes from dry skin whenever they take a flight. That’s because the humidity on flights is at 20% are our is skin is used to being exposed to anywhere from 40-70% humidity. That’s why applying a mask during your flight is a great way to replenish your skin of hydration! Here are a few masks that are perfect for traveling and applying on a flight: 100% Pure Bright Eyes Mask100% Pure Green Tea Water Bomb Mask, & the Dermal Snail Hydro Gel Mask.

6. Gently Scrub Your Skin! Does your skin appear dull after a flight? Blame that on the cabin pressure, which closely resembles standing on top of a mountain. High altitude means decreased blood flow, which causes dull looking skin. Gently scrubbing your skin will not only remove dead skin cells which automatically brightens your skin and increases blood flow as well! BONUS: If you get sunburned, gently exfoliating your skin once it begins to peel will also help with the healing process. Some top products for non-toxic and organic facial scrubs are the SunKiss Organics Mocha Latte Coffee Scrub and the 100% Pure Acai Pulp Facial Scrub. 

7 Travel Skin care Tips + Products

7. Catch All the ZZZZs: Your body repairs itself during deep sleep, and unsurprisingly rejuvenates your skin as well! When you receive 7-8 hours of sleep you release growth hormones that estimate cell rejuvenation. Many of us get less sleep while on vacation and return home more exhausted than when we left, and that’s a major problem for your skin! Whether you’re on a red eye flight or have trouble sleeping anywhere other than your bed, We highly suggest taking a melatonin supplement. Melatonin is produced naturally by the body during sleep, and at times can be interrupted by different time zones or irregular sleep times.

There you have it mama, all of our top secrets for popping skin! Now tell us, what are your top travel skin-care tips and products?

This is Why Shay Mitchell Gulps Down Aloe Vera Juice Every Night


Actress Shay Mitchell might play the part of a “Pretty Little Liar,” but she’s all truth when it comes to health advice, particularly when it comes to her fondness for aloe vera juice.

“Aloe vera has so many great benefits, but for digestion, it’s really great,” Mitchell raved to, adding that she drinks it every night before hitting the sack.

Aloe vera, which contains an abundance of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, saccharides, amino acids, and enzymes, isn’t only effective for soothing sunburns and relieving itchiness. (Fun fact: Did you know that its calming and healing properties are so incredible that hospitals use it to treat wounds?) The perennial succulent has been used in traditional Indian and Chinese medicine to treat a host of ailments, particularly constipation.

The fact that modern science supports this isn’t all too surprising (after all, it’s pretty easy to tell if a constipation remedy is working or not, so the ancients were probably quite certain about this one). These days, aloe vera—specifically, the liquid and pulp portion of the gel-like meat inside the stalky plant—is known to help balance the body’s pH levels, stimulate healthy gut bacteria, and normalize the bowels. In their book “Textbook of Natural Medicine,” naturopathic physicians Joseph Pizzorno and Michael Murray wrote that aloe vera juice operates as an effective laxative by going into the waste and softening it, while reinforcing the intestinal walls and helping to break down protein.

And while most scientists agree we need more evidence to confirm this, many credit aloe vera with improving symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). One study gave IBS sufferers 30 milliliters of aloe vera juice twice daily and found that the participants experienced noticeable improvements in their gut-related discomforts.

There’s also evidence that aloe vera is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and an antioxidant (specifically thanks to its content of polyphenols). Many people believe aloe vera can help boost the immune system as well.

It’s important to note one caveat when it comes to aloe vera — at least one part of it. In one 2008 study, aloe vera latex, the yellow portion under the skin, was shown to have a laxative effect to relieve constipation. For this reason aloe vera latex is offered in supplements that promote bowel movements. However, many experts warn against taking them in high doses, as safety is not quite definitive.

If you’re ready to try some aloe for yourself, the best option is to go to your local health-food store or farmers market and get yourself a plant! That way you can slice it open any time to alleviate your sunburns and nurture your wounds, and you can ensure your juices are pure.

To make the juice, cut open a leaf lengthwise to reveal the jelly inside. Scoop it out with a spoon, add it to water or fresh juice (like coconut), and blend. If you prefer to get a bottle, ALO Drink has been popping up on shelves everywhere—the organic, non-GMO aloe vera juice is harvested and shipped by farmers and bottled within a day to maintain freshness.

Tummy troubles are the worst — and sometimes you need more than your daily dose of probiotics and sauerkraut to keep your bowels moving along. If healthy pooing is an issue for you, perhaps Shay Mitchell has finally found your solution. Here’s to feeling “unstuck”!

The Benefits Of Using Aloe Vera For Skin Care And More


Aloe vera has been used for a host of purposes since the ancient Egyptians called it the “plant of immortality.”

Since then, its uses have become more targeted and medicinal, and it’s one of the leading therapies for sunburns.

Aloe vera is a cactus plant that belongs to the Liliaceae family. It grows in dry climates such as those found in parts of Africa and India and has been used medicinally for centuries.

Aloe leaves secrete a clear gel that when broken off from the rest of the plant that can be applied topically to heal wounds and soothe skin.

Various studies have been conducted to examine the benefits of the aloe vera plant and it was found out that aloe vera does in fact have several properties that are effective in treating a variety of skin conditions, from flaky or dry skin, cosmetic ailments, hair and scalp problems to many more.

It is also said to be useful in treating wounds and burns, minor skin infections, cysts, diabetes, and elevated blood lipids in humans, and shows some promise in treating more serious and persistent conditions such as eczema, genital herpes, dandruff, psoriasis, canker sores, skin ulcers and others, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Here are 8 benefits of using aloe vera gel:

1. It treats sunburn.

Aloe Vera helps with sunburn through its powerful healing activity at the epithelial level of the skin, a layer of cells that cover the body. It acts as a protective layer on the skin and helps replenish its moisture. Because of its nutritional qualities and antioxidant properties, the skin heals quicker.

2. It acts as a moisturizer.

Aloe moisturizes the skin without giving it a greasy feel, so it`s perfect for anyone with an oily skin complexion. For women who use mineral-based make-up, aloe vera acts as a moisturizer and is great for the face prior to the application to prevents skin drying. For men: Aloe vera gel can be used as an aftershave treatment as its healing properties can treat small cuts caused by shaving.

3. It treats acne.

Aloe vera gel contains two hormones: Auxin and Gibberellins. These two hormones provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation. Giberellin in aloe vera acts as a growth hormone stimulating the growth of new cells. It allows the skin to heal quickly and naturally with minimal scarring.

Aloe is soothing and can reduce skin inflammations, blistering and itchiness, while helping the skin to heal more rapidly. Additionally, in Ayurvedic medicine, Aloe is used to effectively heal chronic skin problems, such as psoriasis, acne and eczema.

4. It fights aging.

As we age, everyone begins to worry about the appearance of fine lines and the loss of elasticity in their skin. Aloe leaves contain a plethora of antioxidants including, beta carotene, vitamin C and E that can help improve the skin’s natural firmness and keep the skin hydrated.

5. It lessens the visibility of stretch marks.

The skin is like one big piece of elastic that’ll expand and contract as needed to accommodate growth. But if the skin stretches too far, too fast (due to pregnancy, rapid weight gain or loss) the elasticity of the skin can be damaged. That’s what leaves those unsightly stretch marks. These marks appear due to minor tears in the layers of the skin caused by sudden and excessive stretching. Aloe vera gel can help hide these stretch marks by healing these wounds.

6. It’s nutrient rich for good health.

This solid material contains over 75 different nutrients including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, sugars, anthraquinones or phenolic compounds, lignin, saponins, sterols, amino acids and salicylic acid.

7. It soothes in periodontal disease.

According to a study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, it’s extremely helpful in the treatment of gum diseases like gingivitis, periodontitis. It reduces bleeding, inflammation and swelling of the gums. It is a powerful antiseptic in pockets where normal cleaning is difficult, and its antifungal properties help greatly in the problem of denture stomatitis, apthous ulcers, cracked and split corners of the mouth.

8. It aids in digestion.

The internal benefits of aloe vera are supposed to be just as amazing. The plant is said to improve the digestion and to relieve ulcers. Some people consider it a laxative, while others attribute that effect to its digestive qualities (which normalize the system and induce regularity). The juice is also prescribed for arthritis and rheumatism. To test any of these claims, steep the cut foliage in water or chew pieces of the fresh leaf.


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How to Find the Right Skin Moisturizer

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While choosing the right skin moisturizer may seem confusing, it’s actually very simple if you follow a few guidelines, says dermatologist Monica Halem, MD, of ColumbiaDoctors Eastside in New York City. Dr. Halem’s first rule of thumb? Don’t spend too much money.

How a Skin Moisturizer Works

Cleansers and moisturizers are the most important skin products, particularly for softening dry skin. A skin moisturizer works by sealing moisture into the outer layer of the skin and by pulling moisture from the inner layers of skin to the outer layer.

Key ingredients that seal in moisture are petrolatum, mineral oil, lanolin, and dimethicone. Glycerin, propylene glycol, proteins, urea, and vitamins help attract water into the outer layer of the skin.

Some skin moisturizers also contain an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), which exfoliates dead skin, says Francesca Fusco, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and a spokeswoman for the Skin Cancer Foundation. AHAs are a good choice if you have very dry skin.

Finding the Skin Moisturizer For You

It may take some trial and error, Halem says, so be patient. Follow these guidelines as you shop and, if you’re not getting the results you want, try a new one the next time:

  • Note the first five ingredients. Look for common active ingredients, such as lanolin, glycerin, or petrolatum, Dr. Fusco says. Glycerin is less likely than lanolin to cause an allergic reaction, she says. She also recommends picking a moisturizer that’s made by a reputable company.
  • Go for added sunscreen. Protecting your skin from harmful sun damage is one of the best things you can do to keep your skin looking young, so buy a moisturizer with a sun protection factor of at least 30. You’ll have to do some searching, but more companies are offering face and body moisturizers with sunscreen, Halem says.
  • Make it skin-type appropriate. The skin on your face is thinner and more sensitive, so it’s a good idea to use a different moisturizer on your face than you do on your body, Fusco says and recommends buying one that’s labeled “non-comedogenic” because it won’t clog your pores. Of course, choose one that’s right for your skin type. If you know you have sensitive skin, it’s always a good idea to look for a moisturizer labeled hypoallergenic. If you have oily skin, go with a light, oil-free moisturizer. If you have dry skin, get something richer. And if you have combination skin, go with a lighter moisturizer for your whole face and dot drier areas with a heavier cream, Fusco says. Keep in mind that you may need a lighter lotion in the summer, and a cream or ointment in the winter.
  • Consider using a moisturizer with retinol before bed. Retinol is vitamin A for your skin, Halem says. It works by increasing the speed at which your skin cells turn over. You can find it over the counter or by prescription, but use it carefully as it may cause a skin irritation, red skin, or dry skin.

Relief by Prescription

If your skin is very dry, consider a prescription moisturizer. Prescription moisturizers contain the AHA lactic acid, which softens the top layer of your skin and can do a better job if over-the-counter moisturizers aren’t working for you, Fusco says. AHAs such as lactic acid and glycolic acid can cause an allergic reaction in some people. Tell your doctor if you experience burning, irritation, red skin, itching, or a rash.

Another prescription option is a barrier cream, which contains humectants that hold on to moisture longer, Fusco says. Barrier creams penetrate a little deeper than standard moisturizers, she adds.

When to Moisturize

Once you find the right product, moisturize every day and you’ll go a long way toward preventing dry skin and even camouflaging wrinkles. While a skin moisturizer can’t get rid of wrinkles — because wrinkles begin much deeper in the skin due to collagen loss — it can plump up the skin and minimize their appearance, Halem says.

Whichever moisturizer you choose, it will work better if you apply it to damp skin. Think about a sponge that’s dried out, Fusco says. If you put moisturizer on it, it won’t go anywhere. But if you soak the sponge in water and coat it with moisturizer, the sponge will absorb it. Your skin works the same way, happily lapping it up.

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شیاہ بٹر آدھا کپ
تِل یا سورج مکھی کا تیل دس قطرے
زنک آکسائڈ دوکھانے کے چمچ
وٹامن ای آئل دو کھانے کے چمچ
لیونڈر یا پیپر منٹ ایسنشیل آئل پندرہ قطرے
ساس پین کو آدھا پانی سے بھر لیں اور اُس کے اوپر ہیٹ پروف باؤل رکھیں اور اُس باؤل میں ناریل کا تیل، شیاہ بٹر اور تِل یا سورج مکھی کا تیل ڈالیں۔
اِس کو گرم کریں یہاں تک کہ شیاہ بٹر پگھل جائے۔
باؤل کو پانی کے اوپر سے ہٹا لیں اور مکسچر کو ٹھنڈا ہونے دیں۔
اب اس میں زنک آکسائڈ ، وٹامن ای آئل اور لیونڈر یا پیپر منٹ ایسنشیل آئل مکس کریں۔
سن سکرین کو کسی گہرے رنگ کے جار میں مخفوظ کرکے فریج میں رکھ دیں۔
نوٹ: آپ اِس سن سکرین کو چھ ماہ تک استعمال کرسکتے ہیں۔
جب استعمال نہیں کرنا ہو تو فریج میں رکھیں۔


بی ویکس سن سکرین
بادام یا زیتون کا تیل آدھا کپ
ناریل کا تیل ایک چوتھائی کپ
بی ویکس ایک چوتھائی کپ
زنک آکسائڈ دوکھانے کے چمچ
وٹامن ای آئل ایک چائے کا چمچ
شیاہ بٹر دو کھانے کے چمچ
زنک آکسائڈ کے علاوہ سب اجزاء ایک شیشے کی بوتل میں ڈالیں اور ڈھکن بند کر دیں۔
ایک ساس پین میں کچھ اِنچ تک پانی ڈالیں اور اِسے چولہے پر رکھ دیں۔
جب پانی کھولنے لگے تو اِس میں بوتل رکھ دیں۔ بوتل کو اچھی طرح ہلائیں کی سب اجزاء مکس ہو جائے۔
اب اِس میں زنک آکسائڈ شامل کرکے دوبارہ اچھی طرح مکس کرلیں۔
اس تیار شدوہ سن سکرین کو کسی دوسرے جار میں ڈال لیں اور استعمال کریں۔



ایلوویرا سن بلاک
ایلوویرا جوس ایک کپ
بادام کا تیل ایک چوتھائی کپ
ایسنشیل آئل پندرہ قطرے
سب اجزاء کو کسی باؤل میں اچھی طرح مکس کرکے اسپرے بوتل میں ڈال لیں۔
استعمال سے پہلے اچھی طرح ہلا لیں۔

باہر جانے سے پہلے سن سکرین کو اچھی طرح اپنی جلد پر لگائیں۔ چند گھنٹوں بعد دوبارہ لگائیں خاص طور پر پسینہ آ جائے یا سوئمنگ کے بعد۔

Natural Homemade Sunscreen

Normally this is suggested to take sun bath because human body needs a get good amount of Vitamin D and sunshine is a massive source of this. But, this is not advised to keep you under sun to burn the body. In simple words exposing under sun for long time is harmful for the skin and on the other side this is not possible to cover all the body. In this situation you need to apply sunscreen to avoid you from ultra violet rays of sun. Personally I don’t like commercial sunscreen products made with chemicals. So I prefer to use homemade sunscreen consists on naturals products. In this article I am sharing my three sunscreen recipes and all these have wonderful results.

Shea Butter Sunscreen Recipe


Coconut oil 5 tbsp
Shea butter ½ cup
Sesame/sunflower oil 10 drops
Zinc oxide 2 tbsp
Vitamin E oil 2 tbsp
Lavender/peppermint essential oil 15 drops


Half fill a cooking pan with water and place a small heat proof bowl on boiling water (this is called double boiler). Now add coconut oil, shea butter and sesame/sunflower oil in small heat proof bowl.
Heat gently until shea butter melts.
Remove bowl from boiling water and let it cool.
Now add zinic oxide, Vitamin E oil and essential oil. Stir well to combine everything.
Store sunscreen in dark jar and keep in refrigerator and use when going under sun۔

Note: You can use this homemade sunscreen for about 6 months.
It should be refrigerated when not being used.

Bees Wax Sunscreen


Almond or olive oil ½ cup
Coconut oil ¼ cup
Beeswax ¼ cup
Zinc oxide 2 tbsp
Vitamin E oil 1 tsp
Shea butter 2 tbsp


Put all ingredients except zinc oxide in a glass bottle and close the lid.
Fill a medium saucepan with a couple inches of water and place over medium heat.
Set the bottle over boiling water until ingredients start to melt. Shake the bottle to mix all ingredients.
Now add zinc oxide and again shake well. Be sure everything is incorporated.
Now pour sunscreen in your storage jar and use.

Aloe Vera Sun Block


Aloe Vera juice 1 cup
Almond oil ¼ cup
Essential oil 15 drops


Mix all ingredients in a bowl and pour in spray bottle.
Shake well before use.

Apply sunscreen liberally to exposed skin. Do application again after every few hours, especially after sweating or swimming.

چکنی جلد چہرے پر دانےاور داغ

میری عمر 30 سال ہے میرے دو بچے ہیں۔ میرا مسئلہ یہ ہے کہ میرے چہرے کی جلد بہت چکنی ہے خاص طور پر ناک، ماتھے اور ٹھوڑی پر ہر وقت تیل رہتا ہے۔
شادی سے پہلے میرے چہرے پر دانے نکلتے تھے اور خود ہی ختم ہو جاتے تھے۔ اب بھی نکلتے ہیں لیکن اب دانوں کی جگہ واضح نشان رہ جاتے ہیں جو بدنما لگتے ہیں۔ چکنی جلد کی وجہ سے میں جوبھی کریم استعمال کرتی ہوں اس سے زیادہ دانے نکلتے ہیں اور داغ رہ جاتے ہیں۔ میں داغ کی وجہ سے کوئی کریم استعمال نہیں کر سکتی۔
چہرے کی جلد ڈھیلی پڑ گئی ہے۔ منہ دھونے کے باوجود چہرہ میلا لگتاہے۔ اسکن اسپیشلسٹ سے رجوع کر چکی ہوں لیکن کوئی فائدہ نہیں ہوا۔
جواب: عموماً بہت ساری خرابیاں صحیح نظام ہضم نہ ہونے کی وجہ سے ہوتی ہیں۔ چھائیاں، چہرہ بے رونق ہونا، کھردری جلد اور چہرے پر کیل ہاسے نظا ہضم کی خرابی کی وجہ سے ہوتے ہیں۔ نظام ہضم صحیح ہو تو جسم میں خون بنتا ہے اور جلد صاف شفاف اور چمک دار نظر آتی ہے۔ چہرے پر دانے نکلنے کی ایک وجہ قبض بھی ہے۔
چونکہ آپ کی جلد چکنی ہے اس لیے آپ کسی بھی قسم کی کوئی کریم اسعمال نہ کریں۔ چہرہ کسی اچھے صابن سے دھونے کے بعد خشک کر لیں اور ایک سفید پھٹکڑی کا ٹکڑا گیلا کر کے چہرے پر پھیریں۔ دانے ختم ہو جائیں گے اور نشان بھی باقی نہیں رہیں گے۔ صابن میڈیکیٹڈ ہو تو زیادہ اچھا ہے۔
کھانے میں آپ پھل اور سبزیوں کا استعمال زیادہ کریں۔ دن بھر یں کم از کم چودہ گلاس پانی پئیں۔ صبح فجر کے بعد نہار منہ دو گلاس پانی پئیں۔ ناشتہ کم از کم ایک گھنٹہ بعد کریں۔

ایسا میک اپ استعمال کریں جو آئل فری ہو اور سونے سے پہلے میک اپ ضرور صاف کریں۔

تکیے کا کور اور تولیہ اگر گندا ہو تو یہ بھی داغ دھبوں اور دانوں کا باعث بنتے ہیں اس لئے ان کی صفائی بھی بے حد ضروری ہے۔

ہم میں سے بہت کم لوگ اس بات سے آگاہ ہوں گے کہ شمپو بھی دانوں کا باعث بن سکتا ہے۔ شمپو اور کنڈشنر میں موجود خوشبو اور کیمیل سوزش کا باعث بنتے ہیں جس کی وجہ سے پیشانی، گال، گردن اور کمر پر دانے نکل آتے ہیں۔ اس لئے بہتر ہے کہ خوشبو کے بغیر شمپو کا انتخاب کریں اور اسے اچھی طرح بالوں سے نکالیں۔

دھوپ میں جانے سے ہر ممکن پرہیز کریں کیونکہ سورج کی شعاعیں جلد کےلئے بہت نقصان دہ ہیں۔ جب بھی گھر سے باہر نکلیں سن سکرین لگا کر جائیں۔


یاد رکھیے کوئی بھی چیز مستقل استعمال سے ہی فائدہ دیتی ہے۔ اس لیے اگر بہترین نتائچ چاہیں تو کوئی بھی نسخہ کچھ عرصہ مسلسل استعمال کریں۔