Organic Care Kids 3 in 1 conditioning shampoo & body wash

Organic Care Kids 3 in 1 Conditioning Shampoo & Body Wash

Hello Mothers,

I was in search for organic shampoo for my daughter since long. I wanted something that should be natural and organic for her hair as well as body. I found this Organic Care Kids 3 in 1 conditioning shampoo & body wash.

Organic Care Kids 3 in 1 Conditioning Shampoo  & Body Wash

Organic Care Kids 3 in 1 Conditioning Shampoo & Body Wash

Company claims this shampoo is Grey water safe, SLS free, Vegan. This is Australian made & owned shampoo. So here I would like to talk about this shampoo.

Before starting I want to explain about Grey water and SLS . Grey water in simplest word it’s a re-usable water that is treated to use again from domestic waste water. This treated water is reused for non-drinking purposes in toilets, bathroom etc. This is a great way of saving water.  I don’t want to go in more details about this as there any many theories on use of grey water. That’s all different discussion to do.

Coming to SLS in shampoos, SLS stands for Sodium Lauryl Sulphate. Simply s it’s a type of detergent that is used in shampoos. Now think about detergents, what comes in your mind? That’s scary!!! Isn’t it? How can we use detergent for hair? So Organic Care claims that their shampoo is free from SLS, but still there are other chemicals in this.

For vegans, this means that there’s no ingredients from animals in this shampoo. That is very important for me. Now let’s talk about experience using Organic Care Kids 3 in 1 shampoo.

Since I have started using this shampoo, I feel my daughter’s hair has started improving. I wash her hair once in a week and this shampoo removes all the dust in one wash. It smells good too. It smells like a raspberry fruit. kids love this fragrance of course.

My daughter has very dense hair and at the end of the week her hair becomes worse and tangled. They sweat a lot too. And because of sweating hair catch lots of dust and smell as well. Earlier I always had issues after washing her hair. But since I have started using Organic Care Kids 3 in 1 shampoo, I can see lots of improvement in her hair. Hair becomes silky and smooth after wash.

I apply very small amount of shampoo on her hair and massage very well all around her head. Then I wash it off with warm water. Make sure you remove all the shampoo very well. Again, I do another round of shampoo, this time I just massage a little bit because this time I want this to work as a conditioner. After a second massage I rinse it off with warm water. Do not remove all the shampoo because we want to let it work like a conditioner. Just rinse with water.After towel dry her hair, I let her hair open to let them dry naturally. Never use a dryer for kids hair.

Organic Care Kids 3 in 1 Conditioning Shampoo  & Body Wash Ingredients

Organic Care Kids 3 in 1 Conditioning Shampoo & Body Wash Ingredients

I would also like to mention that I use same shampoo sometimes, for her body too. As this shampoo claims its conditioner and shampoo as well as a body wash. I do use this shampoo as a body wash but not every time. For body wash I use another Organic Care kids body wash. I will write a different article on kids body wash by Organic Care.

We all know that nothing is pure and natural in today’s world. If you talk about natural and organic products, they still have some chemicals that can’t be avoid. But still if something comes with less chemicals, I would prefer to use that. Its all personal choices.

Price: $3.49 at Chemist Warehouse

DIY hair oil for Hair Growth and Strength

Miracle Oil For Hair

Most of the people I meet these days complain of hair fall. It could be due to humid weather, some deficiency or even due to some conditions like alopecia, dandruff etc. Though at times, visiting a doctor may be necessary to find the reason of your hair fall, but for me, some natural home remedies work wonders too.

DIY hair oil for hair growth and strength

DIY hair oil for hair growth and strength

There are some hair oils, which improve the hair growth, deal with hair fall, and also improve your hair quality. I don’t do much for my hair except using a Miracle Oil (as I call it). My miracle oil is a blend of three amazing oils that are very good for your hair and scalp. You will be really amazed at how after using this oil consistently for a few months, your hair volume, texture, shine and overall quality improves. And what’s more? This oil of mine is also really great for kids.

Recipe of my Miracle Oil

So here’s how you can make my Miracle Oil.

I use equal parts of each type of oil, but depending on what type of hair you have, you might want to use larger or smaller quantities to any oil. So decide for yourself as per your need.

  1. Almond oil
  2. Coconut oil
  3. Castor oil

Mix all of these oils together.  If you want to store it, you can make a large quantity of it that lasts you at least a month. When you want to use it, take some quantity in a bowl and heat it a little before massaging it gently in your scalp. Leave it for 30 minutes minimum to get it absorbed and then shampoo. If you want you can keep it overnight as well. I don’t keep overnight because i have oily scalp. I usually keep it for 2-3 hours.

 

The benefits, which the three oils in my Miracle Oil offer:

Coconut oil

Coconut oil penetrates your hair much more than any other oils. It’s known to make your hair healthy, lustrous and soft. It is a natural conditioner that is rich in antioxidants and vitamin E and hence repairs the damaged hair.

Parachute Coconut Oil

Parachute Coconut Oil

Using this oil stimulates hair growth and also takes care of the dryness. Thus, usage of coconut oil makes hair softer and reduces hair breakage and split ends.

 Almond oil

Almond oil helps to make your hair smoother and gives it that soft, dream-like texture. It also reduces breakage and split ends considerably. Almond oil is known to make hair much stronger and also promotes hair growth. It is loaded with high quantity of vitamin E, thus making your hair look healthier and shinier.

Roghan Badam Shirin

Roghan Badam Shirin

 

Castor oil

This oil is known for hair growth. It has properties, which enhances cellular action in your scalp. Being rich in vitamin E, minerals and proteins, it can work wonders for your hair. The only con is that being a very thick oil, it’s not easy to wash it off. Castor oil also has anti-microbial properties and contains ricinoleic acid. All this treats problems like dandruff and any infections or inflammations of the scalp. Using this oil regularly guarantees you healthy, shiny and thick hair. Use any Castor oil available in you local market.

I do permanent hair color at least 2-3 times a year. I use blow dryer and ceramic straightener brush almost every day. Why i am telling this, because using this miracle oil, it keeps my hair protected from any heat treatment on regular basis. My hair still stay shinny and strong. No split ends, no rough hair, no hair fall, no dandruff. What else you want for your hair. That’s why i called this a Miracle Oil for my hair.

Want attractive tresses? Then what are you waiting for? Try my Miracle Oil and flaunt beautiful hair.

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Inveda Moroccan Argan Oil Cleansing Gel

Inveda Moroccan Argan oil cleansing gel featured image

Article By: Yuga Dhepe

Do you always dream of having glowing skin like Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor or Jacqueline Fernandez? Are you looking for a product that cleanses, soothes, tones and rejuvenates your skin and still comes at a reasonable price? My suggestion, try the Inveda Moroccan Argan oil cleansing gel.

Inveda Moroccan Argan oil cleansing gel

Inveda Moroccan Argan oil cleansing gel

My journey with Inveda Moroccan Argan oil cleansing gel started when I first received a free sample kit from Smytten with this gel. The label on the gel’s bottle says “Oh my goodness” right on the top and yes, that’s exactly how I felt the first time I used it. My initial reluctance changed into delight with the refreshing fragrance.

But before I talk about the gel let’s get to know a little about the manufacturer that is Inveda. As per the company their USP is infusing the age old wisdom from the Vedas with the therapeutic and regenerative qualities intrinsic in natural extracts. They definitely have got that right! Inveda is an Indian company trying to promote Ayurveda in India and on international platform. So, all you beauties out over there who wish to contribute a little to the Indian economy this is your chance to do that.

Now let’s talk about the gel. The first and foremost thing that you will notice about it is the fragrance which is very refreshing and long lasting. The gel can be used for all skin types and will leave you feeling fresh as a daisy through the day. This baby comes with cleansing beads which exfoliate your skin leaving it soft, supple and glowing. It is gentle on the skin and does not leave it dry.  It contains Moroccan Argan oil which hydrates and moisturizes skin. Its high vitamin -E content gives the skin a natural boost. The high linoleic acid contents of the oil helps in reducing inflammation caused by acne.  The gel is also a toner so, no need to buy one to complete your skincare regime. Not only that, it comes blended with anti-oxidants which go a long way in keeping the skin looking young and clear. The difference is visible with even one usage and I have obviously not stopped at that! My husband loves it too (It’s Unisex!!!!) and this is one product which we both agree is of great quality and price as well. Infect we are both fans of Inveda products and I will give you all an update on the other products that I use some other time for sure

Inveda Moroccan Argan oil cleansing gel Ingredients

Inveda Moroccan Argan oil cleansing gel Ingredients

This gel is easily available on the Inveda website and with a little research online you might even get it at a lower price. So all those of you who are looking for a paraben free, gentle cleanser and at the same time be a part of a national cause this one is definitely for you!

Price:- Rs 325/-

Top 10 Organic and Natural Beauty Products on Nykaa.com

Top 10 Organic Beauty Products on Nykaa.com

So everyone seems to be going back to their roots or basics. Organic and natural cosmetics are the latest trend these days as people have realized the health hazards of various chemicals present in regular cosmetics. Organic and natural cosmetics and personal care products not only benefit you more but you are also saved of the harmful effects of artificial colors, fragrances and chemicals in usual products available in the market. I have collated a list of 10 best organic and natural beauty products available on www.nykaa.com, which are trending these days.

1. Inveda BB Cream

 Inveda BB Cream Matt

Inveda BB Cream Matt

This product has ‘Pure’ written all over it. Yes, it’s natural and is loaded with the benefits of Almond Oil, Magnolia, and much more. It helps to hide your blemishes and fine wrinkles. What’s more; this herbal BB cream contains SPF 20 and you could use it as a foundation, which also heals your skin.

Pic From:  Inveda

2. Lotus Herbals Ecostay Lip Color

Lotus Herbals Ecostay Lip Color

Lotus Herbals Ecostay Lip Color

This lip color comes in 43 shades and boasts to be vegan, free of preservatives, and made completely using organic ingredients. It gives you luscious and hydrated lips and the best is that the color and shine are not lost all-day.

Pic From:  Lotus Herbals

3. Shahnaz Husain Shaeyes – Herbal Kajal

Shahnaz Husain Shaeyes Herbal Kajal

Shahnaz Husain Shaeyes Herbal Kajal

This Ayurveda product is a blend of some great herbs, Almond Oil, flower extracts, and much more. This kajal soothes your eyes and also promotes the growth of your eyelashes. So give it a try and leave all those kohl sticks that irritate your eyes.

Pic From: Flipkart

4. Kama Ayurveda Kumkumadi Miraculous Beauty Fluid Ayurvedic Night Serum

Kama Ayurveda Kumkumadi Miraculous Beauty Fluid Ayurvedic Night Serum

Kama Ayurveda Kumkumadi Miraculous Beauty Fluid Ayurvedic Night Serum

This herbal and ayurvedic night serum is made using some rare Ayurveda ingredients such as saffron, sandalwood and extracts of the Banyan tree.  It is a natural hydrating serum and has very good anti-ageing properties. I must say that the word ‘Miraculous’ in its name is so true.

Pic From: Kamaayurveda

5. VLCC Clear Tan Fruits Face Pack

VLCC Clear Tan Fruits Face Pack

VLCC Clear Tan Fruits Face Pack

This face pack is packed with a lot of fruity goodness like cucumber, mulberry and pineapple. It helps to remove the tan in a natural way. You can scrub it off when it dries and see its result, that is, a much clean and clear complexion.

6. Vaadi Herbals Skin Whitening Saffron Face Wash with Sandal Extract

This herbal product is good if you are looking for skin whitening. This face wash helps to reverse any UV skin damage and also gives a cool and fresh feeling. The ingredients such as saffron help to cure sunburns and sandalwood removes tan and skin pigmentation.

7. Richfeel Sulphate Free Shampoo

Richfeel Sulphate Free Shampoo

Richfeel Sulphate Free Shampoo

Did you know that sulphate is used in dish-washing soaps? Yes, it’s a very hard ingredient that is mostly found in all popular shampoos which aren’t natural or organic. This sulphate-free shampoo promises to give you healthy and frizz-free hair. So what don’t use any shampoos with sulphate and try this amazing product.

8. Nyassa Body Oil for Night

This herbal oil contains Shea Butter, Wheat Germ Oil and Vitamin E. It is great to use it before you tuck into your bed. Rather than using any night cream, try this nutritious body oil, which can help your skin repair itself while you enjoy your slumber. The fragrance of sandalwood is an added benefit.

9. Soulflower Tea Tree Pure Glycerin 100% Veg Soap

If you are looking for organic and vegan soap, try Soulflower Tea Tree Pure Glycerin soap. It has Tea Tree Essential Oil, which keeps bacteria, viruses and fungi away. It’s basically a medicinal soap, but because of its minty aroma, it’s a pampering choice for your skin.

10. Fab India Lemon and Mint shampoo for hair

Try this natural mint and lemon shampoo, which boasts of controlling oiliness and cures dandruff too. Lemon is supposed to be known as a good cleanser and having no harsh chemicals, make this shampoo a good choice.

 

 

My Coconut Cream Hair Mask

Coconut Cream Hair Mask DIY

I have frizzy hair, which become more dry and unmanageable especially in monsoons. I rely a lot on homemade remedies, which are simple and help my hair become more manageable.

My favorite is the coconut cream hair mask I make to tame or smoothen the hair and remove the frizz. Believe me, I don’t go by big brands blindly when it comes to hair care; rather, you can find me always trying my hand at some new DIY remedy. Do you know why? One, homemade masks and remedies are completely natural; two, they don’t cost much and lastly, it works wonders on my hair.

This hair mask works so well on heat treated hair. If you do many heat treatments like me, i mean if you use straighter, hair dryer and other heat equipment for your hair, then this hair mask is for you. This is so right for my hair. I just love coconut cream hair mask DIY.

My coconut cream hair mask is not only good for moisturizing my tresses but also drastically makes my hair soft and healthy. My scalp is little oily, so I avoid using it on my scalp. So let’s see the how I make my mask.

Coconut Cream Hair Mask

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 bowl fresh and coarsely grated coconut pulp or cream
  • 1/2 bowl fresh coconut milk (some times i avoid coconut milk.)
  • 2 teaspoon sweet almond oil (if available, you can avoid this if its not available. I rarely use this.)

Please note that fresh coconut would give you much better results, so try and get a fresh one.

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Make sure that all of the things have blended well together.
  2. Take the mix in your palms and apply generously to damp hair.
  3. Cover your head with a shower cap and leave it on for at least half an hour.
  4. Rinse with warm water.

Benefits:

Applying this mask on the scalp can boost hair growth but applying it just on the hair will condition it deeply. Both coconut milk and cream are super foods for your hair and also tame the frizz. The mask hydrates your hair well and also cures the dry and damaged hair. The added advantage is gained by ingredients like almond oil, which make your hair soft and shiny.

Another benefit of this mask unlike many other recipes is that it doesn’t smell bad. In fact, I like how my hair smells after I wash it. This makes gives you a great luster and moisture to your hair.

Because of the high content of the saturated fats, coconut is a great emulsifier, which can cure your damaged hair and bring back its gorgeousness. Did you know that Indonesian girls use coconut milk for washing their hair because of its natural deep conditioning qualities?

After applying this mask on my hair my hair feels so smooth, silky and straight as well. I love using this hair mask a lot.

So try out my coconut cream hair mask soon and get beautiful, silky hair.

Most of the times i like using only cream on my hair. I avoid mixing it with coconut milk and almond oil. But sometimes i like using coconut milk and almond oil when i feel my scalp are bit dry and my hair are bit rough after so many heat treatments.

P.S. Applying this mask on your hair is little bit messy but you will get really good results. That’s the reason i did not share my picture with you guys, because when ever i apply this mask i am all over covered with cream mask. Its all over on my face, my dress, actually on everything. 😉

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Benefits of Rose Water for skin

Benefits of rose water for skin
Benefits Of Rose Water for Skin

Benefits Of Rose Water for Skin

Rose water is a humble and miraculous elixir, which is easy to get in the market. Not only is it like a magic potion when it comes to beauty, it is very versatile too. You could have any type of skin, whether you have dry, oily or combination skin; rose water will do you wonders if you include it in your beauty regime. Choose 100% pure rose water, which doesn’t have any chemicals and then see how it can help your skin.

If you ask me which brand I use for rose water. Well I never stick to one brand for rose water. I just buy any good brand with purest rose water. There are many brands in market now a day to choose from. Try them on and choose which one suits you.

So why is rose water good for your skin?

Rose water is well-known for its anti-inflammatory properties and is also loaded with antioxidants. Gulab Jal or rose water helps in soothing your skin, and also moisturizes it. If combined with other good ingredients suiting your skin type, rose water can give you a glowing and healthy skin.

Benefits of rose water for your skin

  1. Rose water is known to maintain and regulate the pH balance of your skin and helps to control excess oil.
  2. It helps to curb acne and reduces blemishes. Hence, your skin gets a better tone and hydrated look.
  3. It reduces puffiness and is also suitable for all types of skin; even sensitive skin.
  4. Using rose water regularly reduces the fine lines and reverses the aging process.
  5. It helps to cure skin problems like sunburns and calms the irritation of the skin because of its anti-inflammatory properties.
  6. Rose water acts as a great cleanser and revitalizer for the skin.
  7. It is loaded with antibacterial properties and hence helps to heal cuts, wounds and scars.
  8. It strengthens the cells and the antioxidant properties of the rose water help in regeneration of the skin tissue.
  9. The astringent like properties clean the skin pores and also tone it. Regularly applying rose water helps to tightens capillaries and also reduces blotchiness.
  10. The amazing fragrance of roses also helps to enhance and lift up your mood. It not only reduces your anxiety but also helps you feel relaxed.
  11. The nourishing properties also work wonders on your hair. It can treat mild scalp irritations and inflammations and also reduces dandruff. Rose water is said to be a natural conditioner too.
  12. Did you know that if you sprinkle a few drops of rose water on your pillow every night, you can sleep much better and wake up feeling fresh? Try it for yourself.

So try to include rose water in your daily cleaning, moisturizing and other beauty regimes and see the magic in just a couple of weeks.

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The Body Shop Almond Hand & Nail Cream

The Body Shop Almond Hand & Nail Cream Review

Hello Ladies,

Today I will talk about The Body Shop Almond Hand & Nail Cream. As you all know I am very fascinated by hand creams. I love collecting different hand creams and I use them regularly. Hand cream is a must have item in my bag daily. Of course, you will find different hand creams in my bag daily, not the same next day. I love fragrance on my hands all the time.

The Body Shop Almond & Nail Cream

The Body Shop Almond Hand & Nail Cream

Let’s talk about The Body Shop Almond Hand & Nail Cream. Body Shop is one of my favourite brand. As the company claims about this hand cream is

“Perfect for on-the-go hydration, don’t leave home without our manicure must have hand cream. With sweet almond oil and shea butter, your hands and cuticles will feel silky soft in no time.

Hand butter

Expert care for hands and nails

A manicure must have

Sweet almond oil

Honey from Ethiopia

Soya oil and Brazil nut oil from Brazil

Community Trade shea butter from Tamale, Ghana”

Hand creams are must in winters. I started using this hand cream when it was winters in Pune (not exactly a harsh winter, but bit cold weather). My hands are always dry in winters. Especially when I wash them frequently. I have dry skin (my body). So, in winters I can’t live with out body moisturisers and hand creams. As soon as you apply The Body Shop Almond hand & nail cream you feel creamy texture on your hands and your dry hands very quickly absorb and drink up all the cream you apply on. I love this when my dry hands quickly look so smooth and silky. As I keep applying this cream on my hands during day, I always use this cream before going to bed too. After my daily before bed face routine, I use hand cream as last and compulsory item. Wash your hands with warm water and dry them with towel and apply The Body Shop Almond hand & nail cream on them.

The Body Shop Almond Hand & Nail Cream Cap

The Body Shop Almond Hand & Nail Cream Cap

This cream is white in colour and great for dry skin. Hands feel so soft and smooth after applying almond hand & nail cream. Massage little bit on your nails as well. I feel change in my nails after using this continually for a month and more. When you wash your hands in the morning you feel soft and silky on your hands. If you don’t have dry skin, I would not recommend this for you. This cream never ever suits in the summers. I feel my hands oily all the time after applying this in summers. So, avoid using this in summer anyway. Always recommended for winters.

As company claims almond hand & nail cream has sweet almond oil, Almond oil is always good for skin and hair. In ancient times Almond oil and almonds used for glowing skin. This is true that in winters your hands started looking dark in colour because of dryness. Once I started using almond hand and nail cream I feel my hands were glowing and fair. Yes, you heard it right, my hands were glowing. Have you ever heard anyone saying that? 😊

I do not claim that this cream works in harsh winters, as I have never used this in harsh winters yet as winters in north India or here in Sydney’s cold climate. I have used this in Pune and it works well for me in there.

Price: Rs 425/- 30 ml

 

Skin Republic Platinum Lift Face Mask

Skin Republic Platinum Lift Face Mask Featured Image

Hi beauties,

Do you love face masks? Me too!! I just love trying new face masks. Every time I goes to a drug store I look for new stuff for trial. And the very first thing I pick up from there is face masks. Shelves in my wardrobes are all filled with face masks from various brands waiting for trials.

Here comes my first instalment of my upcoming series of face masks.

Today I will talk about Skin Republic Platinum Lift face mask. As you all know I have sensitive skin and I choose my skin care cautiously and thoughtfully. This face mask is for visible signs of aging on face. As the name suggests, it truly lifts the skin instantly…so full marks on that front.

Skin Republic Platinum Lift face ingredients

Skin Republic Platinum Lift face ingredients

My experiment with this mask have been extremely wonderful and satisfying. This mask is filled with anti-aging serum for younger looking skin. If you are looking for quick fix for your skin (as you might be planning to go for some party or an event) this is the best mask for that. As the makers commit. It does lifting and firming of face, it gives instant lift and firmer skin after application.

As recommended in its instructions at the back, leave it for 15-20 minutes after application and remove it. Do not wash your face, just massage firmly on your face and soak in all the serum into your skin. For better results you can apply this at night and leave the serum overnight on your skin to see more visible results. I could see more bright, visible skin tone on my face after applying this mask or must say any of skin republic masks. Skin republic masks are really hydrating for my skin. Every time I apply these masks I feel fresher, brighter and glowing skin.

That’s all I wanted to say about this mask. Just go to your nearest store and grab yours pack and try this out. Give your opinion below after trying it out. You may also comment on my Facebook and Instagram account. Looking forward to your opinions and comments beauties.

Price: $7.99 25ml

How beneficial are Flax seeds for our skin?

Benefits of Flax Seeds

Did you know that Flaxseeds derive their name from a Latin word?  It literally translates to “very useful,” and no doubts, these seeds are very beneficial for our overall health and well-being. These seeds are being used from about 6,000 years ago and are one of the oldest known superfoods. So why does it get a ‘superfood’ status? They are loaded with anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants called lignans, which take care of our hormonal balance along with many other health benefits.

Benefits of flax seeds for hair and skin

Benefits of flax seeds for hair and skin

Other advantages of eating these super seeds are better digestion, glowing skin, improved cardiovascular health, lower cholesterol and better hormone balance. They are also said to fight cancer and other deadly ailments.

Flaxseeds are included in my daily diet. Sometimes I take 2 spoons full of roasted flaxseeds. Sometimes I make flaxseeds powder or chutney mixed with garlic and mix that powder in my food or sprinkle over my salad as well. I will share my flaxseeds chutney or powder recipe in my next article.

Flaxseeds are known as Jawas in Marathi, Alsi in Punjabi and Gujarati and it has many other names in all Indian languages.

So what are these Flaxseeds?

Flaxseeds or linseeds look tiny and are brownish or tan in colour. Loaded with dietary fiber, many minerals such as thiamine, magnesium, manganese and a plant-based protein, Flaxseeds are very rich in omega-3 fatty acids, known as alpha-linolenic acid (or ALA). They are also the richest source of lignans, which is about seven times more than what is found in sesame seeds.

Other benefits of these super seeds include:
• A rich source of Antioxidants and Minerals
• Improve digestion
• Fight cancer and reduces chances of breast and ovarian cancer
• Enhance brain health
• Improve your immune system
• Help in weight loss
• Fight diabetes
• Helps to improve your skin and hair
• Lowers cholesterol
• Reduces inflammation or hot flashes
• Provides healing to your skin and gives moisture
• Heal your blocked arteries

Why using Ground Flaxseeds is better?

Most wellness and health experts recommend using ground flaxseeds rather than the whole ones. Wondering why? The whole flaxseeds would pass through your intestine undigested. This would not allow you to get all the benefits from these super seeds. Grinding them into a powder or paste will let all the nutrients get absorbed into the body. Just use your mixer or blender to grind the seeds finely at home.

But remember that ground flaxseeds will lose their nutritive value if they are exposed to air or sunlight. Hence, store the ground flaxseeds either in a dark and cool place or in the refrigerator to enhance its shelf life. If you are thinking of using the flaxseed oil, you must know that it does not have enough fiber as is available in the seeds form.

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My Homemade Turmeric Face Pack

Homemade facepack with besan, almond oil and turmeric

Though these days there are hundreds of fancy skin care products like skin creams, moisturizers, night creams, face packs and face scrubs, I still rely on my grandma’s recipes even for taking care of my skin. After having tried many face packs for cleansing and scrubbing my face, I have come to a conclusion that my age-old homemade pack gives the best results.

Homemade facepack with besan, almond oil and turmeric

Homemade facepack with besan, almond oil and turmeric

I want to share my secret recipe with you all too. Here it goes:

Ingredients:

  • Besan/Gram flour/Chickpea Flour – 1 tbsp
  • Almond Oil – ½ tbsp (If you have oily skin, then add ½ tsp)
  • Turmeric – ½ tsp or 1-2 pinches are also fine
  • Raw Milk – to make this mixture thicker

I have oily and sensitive skin but ½ tbsp of Almond oil works for me. Work out on the measurements according to your skin. Some people have oily skin and they tend to get pimples if they apply too much oil on their face. But oil works best for me, even though I have oily skin.

Homemade facepack with besan, almond oil and turmeric

Homemade facepack with besan, almond oil and turmeric

Apply this mixture on your face for 20 minutes and wash your face with warm water. I use leftover as my body scrub too. You can mix more to use this as body scrub. Immediate after washing the face you can see the difference on your face. It gives me even skin tone. I got glowing, healthy and fair skin after using this face pack regularly.

After my marriage I got busy in my routine, my job, taking care of household stuff etc. I stopped using this pack. One day I visited to my grandma and she asked me “what happened to your skin?” and she asked, “Did you stop using besan for your face?” Suddenly I realized that my skin looks so dull and uneven. The moment I reach home next day I made my face pack and applied on my face and neck. I saw difference on my face within a month, after using twice only.

Then I made a ritual to use this pack every 15th day. Now I am using this from last 9 years. But technically I’m using this from my teenage.

So, I haven’t chosen these items just by my whim and fancy. Each one of these things is a miraculous ingredient and has many benefits for our skin. Let’s read about each of them:

  1. Besan: Also known as or gram flour or chickpea flour is often found in most kitchens. Do you know that besan works magic on skin too? Yes, it has immense beauty benefits and can make your skin glows with amazing health. Some of the benefits of besan as a face pack are: Tan removal, Reduces oiliness, Skin lightening, As a scrub, it reduces light facial hair, Lesser pimples.

You just need to apply a besan face pack once a week (I use this every 15th day) for at least 3 to 4 months to notice a huge difference in not only your skin complexion but also the glow.

  1. Almond oil: Do you know that a leading beauty expert, Suparna Trikha, says, “Almond oil is great for dry skin. Massage about a teaspoon of almond oil on the dry areas.” Almond oil is loaded with vitamin E which is why it is super for your If you have oily skin, then you can use about 2-3 drops of almond oil in your face pack. Some of the benefits of using almond oil or ‘badam rogan’ in your face pack are:
  • Extremely rich in vitamin E, A and D and hence very healthy for skin
  • Loaded with anti oxidant properties which hydrate your skin
  • Cleanses the pores
  • Makes the skin fair and smooth
  • Can cure dark circles
  • Makes your skin flawless and spot-free

    Homemade facepack with besan, almond oil and turmeric

    Homemade facepack with besan, almond oil and turmeric

  1. Turmeric: Turmeric or Haldi is used in all Indian kitchens as of the main ingredients in curries. Besides having so many antiseptic properties, haldi or turmeric benefits your skin for acne, psoriasis, dry skin, eczema, wrinkles etc. Can’t believe it? It’s true. It also has anti-inflammatory properties as it’s very high in antioxidants. So here are some benefits of using turmeric in your face pack:
  • Reduces acne or scars
  • Calms the skin because of its anti-inflammatory qualities
  • Clears up your skin from any breakouts
  • Slows down cell damage
  • Used as an exfoliant
  • Reduce pigmentation and skin tone

    Homemade facepack with besan, almond oil and turmeric

    Homemade facepack with besan, almond oil and turmeric

  1. Raw milk

Do you know that raw milk is a great moisturizing ingredient? Not only as a toner for oily skin, raw milk is a wonderful source of making your skin glow. Yes, it makes your skin firm and enhances the facial tissues. So here are some benefits of using raw milk in your face pack: Nourishes deep skin layers, Conditions and moisturizes the skin from inside, Takes care of the winter dryness, Gives a well-toned skin, Lightens complexion or skin colour.

Homemade facepack with besan, almond oil and turmeric

Homemade facepack with besan, almond oil and turmeric

So I guess that these benefits are a good reason for you to use these four ingredients in your wonderful home-made face pack. Try it yourself to believe the glow and magic it offers to your face. For the best results, I recommend using this pack for at least two times a week. Leave it on your face for at least 15-20 minutes and then scrub it off and wash your face. Remember to pat dry and not use a hard towel to wipe off. Wishing you a more glowing a beautiful you!

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