If you are driven by the desire to get rid of those extra kilos, then you have a very good reason to hit the gym. Maybe, you want to become slim and fit, flatten your belly or tone your thighs. Or you want to become healthy and prevent diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart diseases. There is a plethora of benefits you can get out of regular exercise even on beauty. If you recognize the powerful effects exercise has on your overall health, then you have that extra incentive you need to start working out. Let’s take a look at some of the beauty benefits you can achieve with exercise.
When you work out, your skin receives oxygenated blood and the nourishment it needs to give your skin an instant glow. The heart rate increases as you exercise and this also promotes proper blood flow which pushes minerals, vitamins and oxygen into the tiny capillaries which are located within the skin layers. Oxygen and blood are both needed to give a youthful glow to the skin and a flush to the cheeks.
The body contains stress related hormones known as cortisol and when you exercise, you are able to maintain healthy levels of this hormone in the body. You must take note that elevated levels of cortisol can lead to excessive production of sebum which can result in acne breakouts. Excessive cortisol levels can also result in the breakdown of collagen in the skin which can cause sagging and wrinkles. Read more
Stretch marks can manifest themselves due to a number of reasons. They mostly occur on the arms, thighs and abdomen, but they can occur almost anywhere on the body. Stretch marks are a result of skin expansion. When the skin expands, the elastic tissues which lie under the skin tear and these tiny tears manifest themselves as stretch marks. It is common for pregnant women to develop stretch marks. Teenagers and those who gain weight or lose weight rapidly can also develop them. A number of medical conditions may also cause them. But, the good thing is that stretch marks are very much preventable and in this post, we will take a look at how they can be prevented.
1. Healthy diet
A balanced diet is very important when it comes to maintaining the overall health. If you are looking to prevent stretch marks, then you must eat nutritious and well balanced diet every day. The idea is to get enough vitamins and minerals that can help you reduce your chances of developing stretch marks. If you are able to get the necessary vitamins and minerals in the right amount from your food intake, then you don’t need supplements to prevent stretch marks. Read more
Do you practice any sort of ritual that makes you feel good or brings you luck? Taking a Sunday-night bubble bath, crossing your fingers, tapping your cheeks before going out or spraying on certain perfume before a date or a meeting? There is definitely something to it.
According to a recent study conducted by Revlon and Fordham University, a woman’s daily beauty ritual can make her feel good and confident about herself and also can improve her love life.
“Rituals can be powerful – performing them can actually change the way you feel,” said Tracy Rohrbaugh, Marketing Vice President at Revlon. “Taking the time each day to appreciate yourself, especially what makes you unique, is a simple but effective way to create positive energy. This daily ritual can manifest more kindness, more affection, more flirting, and more love. Initiating this virtuous cycle helps the doer to both give and receive more love.”
If you want to see positive impact on your self-esteem and your love life do these 7 simple steps for a minimum of four days: Read more
The winter season can bring dryness to the skin. But for some people, the problem can get really worse. Dry skin can easily cause flaking, cracking and inflammation if it is not managed properly. Here are 10 tips that will help you make sure that your skin is moist and smooth throughout the winter.
1. Use lukewarm water
When it comes to taking a shower in the icy winters, try to use lukewarm water instead of hot water. It may feel good to bath in hot water when the season is chilly but hot water can cause a lot of damage to your skin. Hot water can strip off essential oils from your skin which can cause excessive dryness, flaking and cracking.
2. Keep your skin moisturized
Immediately after taking a shower, you must use a good moisturizer on your skin. When your skin is still damp, applying moisturizer will help seal the dampness making your skin feel smooth and soft. You must use a moisturizer every time you wash your hands and face.
3. Look for a good moisturizer
Your choice of moisturizer is very important because the ingredients in the moisturizer can either protect your skin from dryness or cause excessive dryness. Moisturizers which are petroleum based are not good for the skin during winters. You must look for moisturizers which are rich in Vitamin E and are oil based. Read more
Some women don’t have the time to pamper themselves like they used to do when they were younger. The reason could be kids, family, work, etc. But being busy doesn’t mean that your looks have to suffer. You can still look beautiful and young with these 10 effortless overnight beauty tips.
1. Soft feet
Before you get into bed, use warm olive oil or Vaseline to massage your feet. Put on your socks to get rid of rough feet. When you wake up in the morning, you will have soft and smooth feet.
2. Treat pimples
It is possible to treat acne and blemishes when you sleep. All you need to do is apply tea tree oil on the affected area and go to sleep. In the morning, it will disappear or diminish.
3. Use a silk pillow cover
Sleeping on silk is not only about getting a luxury experience, but it can also have benefits for your skin and hair. Sleeping on silk pillow covers can help you reduce split ends and damage to your hair. In addition, it will prevent creasing on your face and keep you looking fresh after you wake up. Read more
Many people think that baking soda is just a kitchen staple that is best suited for baking. But they don’t realize that this versatile powerhouse has the capability of doing much more than just producing delicious desserts. The use of baking soda dates back to hundreds of years where it was used in the creation of body care products, cosmetics and cleansers. About a few decades ago, our grandmothers used it as an effective treatment for dandruff as well. Baking soda is an inexpensive and versatile kitchen item and there are a number of ways it can be used for entire body care. Here’s a look at some of the home remedies and uses of baking soda for body care, beauty and health.
Baking soda has great benefits for the skin. Combining two teaspoons of baking soda with one teaspoon of warm water can help you create a paste that you can gently massage on your face and rinse off to get smooth and flawless skin.
Baking soda is grainy and it can be used as an effective exfoliator to get rid of dead skin cells. You can either mix a teaspoon of baking soda to your cleanser and use it as a scrub or you can combine a teaspoon of baking soda with two teaspoons of oat flour and water for deep cleansing. Read more
The little white flakes that come off your head when you brush your hair are known as dandruff. Dandruff is a common problem today and it can be caused by seborrheic dermatitis which is a skin condition. Dandruff is also often caused by dry scalp, psoriasis and eczema. But, the good thing is that dandruff is extremely treatable. Apart from over the counter shampoos that are especially created to treat dandruff, there are some effective home remedies that can also be used. Here’s a look at 7 easy ways to say goodbye to dandruff.
1. Baking soda
Some ingredients in your kitchen can be very helpful when it comes to getting rid of dry skin flakes from your hair, but the most effective one is baking soda. Baking soda is a mild exfoliant and it can help absorb excess oil and remove flaky skin cells. In addition to this, baking soda can help maintain the pH balance on the scalp and prevent further growth of fungus or bacteria that can cause dandruff. To use baking soda as an effective natural remedy for dandruff, you can wet your hair and rub baking soda on the scalp. You will need about three tablespoons of baking soda. Once you have applied it thoroughly on the scalp, you can rinse it off with plain water. Although this may cause your hair to become dry as you will be skipping the shampoo, you will soon be able to get rid of dandruff. Read more
One of the best ways to start your day is with a bowl of hot oatmeal or oatmeal in yogurt (or kefir). Because oats are packed with the right amount of carbs and protein, it can keep you feeling full for longer and provide the energy you need to fuel your day. According to a number of studies, consuming oatmeal for breakfast on a daily basis can help you fight many health related problems. Oats is not just a nutritional powerhouse, but it can also be used topically to treat many skin problems. Oats offers numerous surprising beauty benefits and in this article, we will take a look at some of them.
Cooked oats can be a great natural remedy when it comes to treating acne. Simply soften some oats by boiling in water and allow it to cool. Once it has cooled, apply it on the face, especially the affected area and rinse off using cold water after about 10 minutes. Doing this everyday for a couple of weeks will help remove excess oil from the skin and also exfoliate dead skin cells which will eventually provide protection against acne.
Oats have skin lightening properties and applying it topically can help you smooth out blotchy areas and achieve smooth and even skin tone. Today, oats is widely used in skin care and cosmetic products such as lotions, body scrubs and exfoliating creams because of its surprising beauty benefits. Read more
Blackheads are a common skin problem which is caused by the clogging of hair follicles on the nose and face. They are a form of acne caused by oxidation and its dark appearance can be very unsightly. But the fact is that unlike acne, blackheads are easy to treat. You don’t have to worry about using expensive chemical formulas and creams to remove blackheads from your nose and face. There are some simple natural remedies which you can use to get rid of blackheads easily. Let’s take a look.
Baking soda has antiseptic properties and it can work effectively to treat blackheads and remove impurities from the skin. To use this natural remedy, you can combine two teaspoons of baking soda with water and create a thick paste. Apply the mask on the face and allow it to dry. Wash with cold water and pat dry. Repeat the remedy two times a week.
Tomatoes also have antiseptic properties that can help de-clog pores and remove blackheads from the face and nose. You can mash tomatoes and use the peel and juice as a facial treatment. Concentrate on the affected areas and if possible, leave on overnight and wash your face in the morning. Read more
Mash a banana and add some milk to this and apply this mask on your face to get a glowing and smooth face instantly. This homemade facial mask can act as a pre-party glow mask which you can use prior to going to any party.
2. Pumpkin & Honey
To get glowing skin at home, try a pumpkin face mask enriched with Vitamin C, A and Zinc. Boil pumpkin and take 2 spoons of pumpkin puree and 1/4 spoon of milk, one spoon of honey to make a natural face mask. Dab this cooling and soothing mask on your face to get glowing and supple skin naturally.
3. Aloe Vera Mask
Mix aloe vera pulp and glycerin to apply on your face. Men can try this face mask post shaving.
4. Oatmeal Mask with Chamomile & Honey
Mix chamomile tea and oatmeal powder in equal measure and add 2 spoons of honey and 2 drops of almond oil to this mix. Slather this mix on your face for 20 minutes. This home remedy helps you get fair and glowing skin at home like a home facial. Read more