Archive for the ‘Healthy skin- naturally’ Category

SHINE AND GLOW THIS FESTIVE SEASON

Hellllooooo my beautiful girlfriends.

Navaratri, Diwali, Thanksgiving, christmas, New Year………. yes the festive season will start soon and so will marriage season. I am sure all of you are dying to get that beautiful glow on your face.

Here is a simple home remedy of a face pack:

Ingredients:

1 small piece of papaya

1/4th mashed banana

1/4th teaspoon fresh aloe vera gel (if fresh leaf not available then try using organic aloe gel available in market)

few drops of raw organic honey

“If have extra dry-flaky skin then add few drops of vitamin E or almond oil”

Mix these together into a smooth paste and apply on clean face.  Leave till dry and wash with luke warm water. pat dry and apply rose-water with cotton.

TIP: Do this at least three times a week and other days alternate between rubbing half a tomato (if skin not sensitive), 1 piece of papaya, or fresh aloe gel.

Remember girls, internal nutrition plays equally important role in giving you the natural glow you need so make sure you are watching what you are eating and “DRINKING.”

Anyone looking for  diet consultation for a beautifully young skin, contact me by email : radhika@holisticnutrifit.com

Happy glowing :)- “because you are worth it.” – love this saying 😉

Acne – Home remedies

ACNE” , an inflammatory condition of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles, is perhaps the most common chronic skin disease. Statistics from last few years show that nearly eight out of ten young people between the ages of 12 and 24 suffer from some degree of acne. There are over half a dozen forms of acne. The areas that are chiefly affected by acne are forehead, temples, cheeks, chin, chest and back. It can also be in the form of severe scarring (Bakhru, 2007).

Causes: The origin of all the forms of acne is known to be wrong feeding habits, such as irregular eating time, improper choice of food, excess consumption of sugars, starches and fatty foods. Chronic constipation is known to be another major cause of acne. Irregular bowel movements hamper proper elimination of waste and  cause the accumulation of toxins in the blood stream. Extra efforts of the skin to eliminate the excess waste is known to result in acne and other forms of skin eruptions (Bakhru,2007).

According to Dr. Bakhru, the main emphasis should be giving on correcting the diet. Dr.Bakhru says  “strict attention to diet is essential for recovery.”  Dr. Bakhru makes following recommendations: (Bakhru, 2007, pg 174).

1. Restricting starchy, protein and fatty foods.

2.Avoiding meats, sugar, strong tea or coffee, condiments, pickles, refined and processed foods, soft-drinks (sodas), candies, ice-cream and other products made with sugar and white flour.

3. Including fresh, juicy fruits like apples, pears, grapes, peaches and grapefruit in the diet and avoiding citrus fruits, bananas, dried, stewed or tinned fruits.

4. Emphasis should be given on fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, sprouted seeds and whole grain cereals.

( A DETAILED TREATMENT PLAN CAN BE FOUND IN HIS BOOK- SEE REFERENCE BELOW).

Home remedies

1. A healing pack made of grated cucumber, oatmeal cooked in milk, and cooked, creamed carrots is found to be effective.

2. A teaspoonful of coriander juice and a pinch of turmeric powder mixed and applied after throughly washing the face,every night before retiring, is another effective home remedy known for pimples and blackheads.

3. The juice of raw potatoes is also found to be very effective in clearing skin blemishes. This cleansing action of raw potato juice is known to be due to its high content of potassium, sulphur, phosphorous and chlorine.

** The above information is for educational purposes only. There is absolutely no intension to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any health problems or diseases. Consult your doctor for specific medical advice, diagnosis and treatment, advice on diet, herb and exercise.**

 

References:

1. Bakhru, H.K. (2007). A Complete Handbook of Nature Cure 4th ed. Mumbai, India: Jaico publishing house.

Fruitfully Radiant face pack

Hello once again to all you beautiful girls.

I hope you all got a chance to try the homemade  face scrub recipe I posted last week.

Today let’s talk about a naturally glowing, radiant skin.
This fast paced hustle-bustle of the new century where every one is busy, stressed and tired along with being excited especially during this time of the year, contributes a lot to how our skin looks and feels. 
Students are stressed because of the finals, professionals are stressed to meet the year end deadlines, some are stressed with last-minute christmas gift shopping, sleeping late, eating anything available quick and several other reasons. All of these factors affect our skin’s health. It is always helpful to care for our skin by choosing to make healthy dietary choices and by following natural topical skin care regimen.

Take just a few minutes out of this busy schedule to pamper yourself with this natural fruit face pack.

Ingredients:
Ripe Papaya pulp- enough to cover entire face and neck
1 tsp honey

Mix these two and apply all over face and neck and leave it until dry.
Softly wash it off with luke warm water and pat dry.

Papaya is a good source of fruit enzyme papain which has mild exfoliating properties thus helps clean off the dead skin. When applied topically, papaya is also shown to reduce wrinkles and blemishes thus making the skin smooth and healthy (rejuvenated).

I will not repeat the information on honey since i mentioned it in the face scrub article.

 I hope you all will try this one too. 🙂

Oh!!! one more thing, DO NOT FORGET TO KEEP YOURSELF WELL HYDRATED. Drinking plenty of fluids, especially water, has shown to keep the skin healthy.

** The above information is for educational purposes only. Consult your doctor for specific medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. **

Rejuvinating face scrub

Here is a tip for having wonderfully clean skin using this quick and easy homemade scrub
Ingredients:
 1/4th tsp Granulated sugar
1 Tbsp Lime/lemon juice
1/2 Tbsp Honey or vitamin E oil

For any type of skin:

Mix lemon juice with sugar and honey/vit e oil and rub on your face lightly in circular motion. This works really well to take the dirt and dead skin out. A scrub worth trying 😉

ultra dry skin: can add little more honey or Vit E oil

 
Sugar granules scrub the dirt and dead skin off and honey has anti-bacterial properties and it is also a natural “humectant”- which means it has the ability to attract and retain the moisture, not just this but honey has shown to heal blemishes. Lime/lemon juice brightens the skin and is a good skin toner. Vitamin E oil is not only highly moisturizing but it also has antioxidant properties which prevents damaging of the skin due to harsh environmental pollutants.
 
Make sure to read the label before purchasing vit E oil. Many researches show that vit E is more effective in its natural “alcohol” form rather than the “acetate” form.
Note: If you are suffering from any kind of skin eruptions then do not apply pressure. If the eruptions are moist then avoid lemon juice as it may burn. Oh!!!! just wanted to mention, i know that the quantity mentioned is little more for face so please feel free to scrub your elbows and knees and feel the difference 😉

** The above information is for educational purposes only. Consult your doctor for specific medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. **