Tuesday, 21 June 2016
Monday, 20 June 2016
The wonders of Epsom salt have been well known for hundreds of years and unlike other salts, Epsom salt has beneficial properties that can soothe the body, mind and soul. Some of the countless health benefits include relaxing the nervous system, curing skin problems, soothing back pain and aching limbs, easing muscle strain, healing cuts, treating cold and congestion, and drawing toxins from the body.
Tuesday, 29 March 2016
Olive oil treatments can offer dry or damaged hair with essential fatty acids and much needed moisture. Like commercial hot oil treatments, olive oil can give your hair softness and shine. It is gentle and natural, which makes it ideal for anyone battling dry hair, including children.
A warm oil treatment can be done after chemical processing or accustomed to help hair texture and condition after environmental damage. Naturally dry hair, such as mine, may especially take advantage of occasional olive oil treatments. And it has made a difference! I alternate this with the shea butter treatment I had posted about.
The key to using olive oil like a hair treatment is to make sure you use the appropriate olive oil. Cold-pressed, extra-virgin olive oil is the highest quality of all oil varieties. It comes down from the first pressing from the olives and is filled with monounsaturated fats and vitamins. A popular and affordable brand is Goya Virgin Oil which is sold everywhere.
- Try taking some olive oil in a microwave-proof bowl and heat it within the microwave for 30 seconds. Alternatively, you are able to dunk the bottle of olive oil inside a bowl filled with hot water or place a bowl of olive oil on the saucepan and heat it until warm. However, make sure that you do not overheat the oil otherwise you could burn your scalp.
- Making use of your finger tips, massage the oil gently on your hair and scalp, beginning with the roots and going down to the tip of your strands. The aim is to soak your hair completely with olive oil. Rub the oil in your scalp until the oil is totally absorbed.
- Allow the oil to sit for thirty minutes before you wash it off. Since olive oil is thick and high in consistency, it might take some effort and a minimum of two washes to rinse completely from your hair.
- Wash your hair with cold water after which lather your hair with regular shampoo and rinse. Now squirt more shampoo on your hair, lather and wait for three minutes for the shampoo to be absorbed by the hair. Rinse off with cold water and apply a good conditioner.
- Once done, towel dry your hair. Blow drying your hair would only help make it drier. Therefore, it’s best to air dry your hair for best results.
Hope this helps!!
~ Neni ~
Monday, 28 March 2016
Thursday, 24 March 2016
Lime juice is a liquid got from the lime fruit. It has a sour taste (depending on whom you ask!). The lime fruit is known to have numerous benefits such as skin care, hair care, weight loss, aid digestion, gum care, scurvy and eye care just to mention a few.
Lime is consumed all over the world in various ways such as in beverages, cooking, confections, smoothies and juices, cosmetic products and in cooking.
Here are some of the useful benefits of lime juice:
Friday, 31 July 2015
The benefits of Aloe Vera are endless. It has so many uses from the gel to the juice as well as the leaves.
Aloe Vera has been proven to contain almost 75 healthy skin nutrients which make it able to treat sunburn, cuts and acne.
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
Citrus fruits are known to contain vitamin C, a potent antioxidant. Common examples of such fruits are oranges, grapefruits, limes, lemons and tangerines.
Also, citrus fruits are composed of alpha hydroxy acids that help exfoliate and brighten the skin as well as keep the pores of the skin open.
Monday, 27 July 2015
Ladies, get in here.
Guys, please stay out...;)
I know this is a very sore topic with a lot of women because "that time of the month" is dreaded every time it swings by.
Certain symptoms are experienced which are peculiar to the monthly period. Such as:
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
The numerous benefits of papaya can never be over emphasized... in my opinion at least. It's great for the skin and also for the digestive system.
Today, we'll be looking at how it brightens the skin.
This papaya mask can be done twice a week. The enzymes in papaya exfoliate, repair sun damage, and
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Have you ever come home after a long day out and your body feels as if its been pounded by an anvil? Oh yes, I have and to be honest, it's not a very enjoyable feeling.
But no worries, I have just the solution for you: an Epsom salt scrub.
This salt scrub will make you feel much better. It contains just two ingredients, Epsom salt and coconut oil. Epsom salt has natural relaxing and soothing properties, it gently exfoliates the skin and the coconut oil leaves your skin feeling baby soft!
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
This scrub will help fade those stubborn spots on your skin that can be oh-so-embarrassing! They will not disappear overnight but in as little as a month, with frequent use, there will be a noticeable improvement.
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
This scrub is not only great for the lips as I posted HERE , it is also great for your skin. Let's think about it for a minute, if it can transform dry, cracked and peeling lips into soft and supple ones, what do you think it would do to the rest of your body? Exactly!
Monday, 19 January 2015
For a long time, the general perception of beauty and grooming has been that vanity is a woman’s prerogative and that men have neither the desire nor need to be concerned about personal appearance and good skin care.
This attitude has changed rapidly with each generation, and most men are now as involved in keeping themselves physically attractive as women are.
The most common skin skincare problems that men suffer are burns and irritation from shaving.
Monday, 5 January 2015
Bananas are packed with vital vitamins and nutrients that make them great to use on the skin. They protect our skin from free radicals and therefore delay the aging process.
Now, who doesn't want that?I know I do!
Friday, 26 December 2014
Wondering what to do with the almost finished bottle of salad cream sitting in your fridge? Well, put it on your face!
That's right, you're not seeing things! Salad cream is good for your skin. When you mix it with right ingredients, you get a very effective mask.
Thursday, 25 December 2014
This season, it is very important to use a lip scrub once a week to keep them free from cracking and peeling. The skin on our lips is the thinnest in texture in the human body . So many people suffer from dry, cracked lips and there is absolutely no reason for them to remain that way.
With these simple instructions to make a gentle exfoliating lip scrub, your lips will be soft and supple in no time!
Tuesday, 9 December 2014
Friday, 5 December 2014
Grapefruit, as well as being a source of vitamin C, are chock full of antioxidants which is great for the skin especially to fight against aging.
Here is a simple recipe for your skin to enjoy the benefits of grapefruit.
Monday, 1 December 2014
Icing your skin is believed to improve circulation as well as ward off wrinkles. Plus, it’s refreshing after spending a day out in the scorching sun, right?
Well, here are a few tricks to try with all that ice in your refrigerator:
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