Saturday, 4 July 2015
Home Care Tips To Get Naturally Pretty Feet - Parlour at Lajpat Nagar | Malviya Nagar | Rajouri Garden
We all wish to have feet just as soft and smooth as a baby. These days it is believed that going to parlours for regular pedicure will make our feet beautiful. But, the truth is that pedicure can help to only some extent. The best foot care can be done only when you follow a foot care regime dedicatedly.So, we bring you a few simple home care tips to get naturally pretty feet.
The most common problem affecting feet is cracked heels.The best way to heal them though, is to look into your kitchen.
Renowned aesthetician and Cosmetologist and Founder-Director of Alps Beauty Clinics, Ms Bharti Taneja suggests, “To say goodbye to cracked heels just create a mixture by heating the candle wax with equal amount of mustard oil so that it emerges as a thick concoction. Fill your cracks with it to wave off your worries. You can also prepare a mixture by adding one teaspoon each of shampoo and table salt along with a few drops of antiseptic liquid in a two litres of warm water. Now, soak your feet in it for 10 minutes; scrub off the dead skin using pumice stone and rinse off with warm water. After your feet get dry, massage it using a moisturising cream and sleep with cotton socks on overnight to get ramp-ready feet the very next morning.”
We all usually apply various face packs to have fair and bright skin. Similarly, with simple homemade packs, we can have beautiful, fair and bright feet as well. Bharti Taneja says, “For making your feet fair and bright, prepare a mixture containing equal amounts of glycerin, rose water and lemon juice. Now, apply this after thoroughly washing your feet and rinse-off to reveal fairer and brighter looking paws.”
To have naturally beautiful feet, you require regular care. Wash your feet daily; if feasible, then twice a day– at the beginning and end of the day. You can add aloe vera gel to your daily foot care regime. It can do wonders for your feet. Rub your feet with this gel to make them ultra-soft.
Just like our body, our feet too require relaxation. Take a brisk walk on the green grass of any nearby park. This is sure to improve the quality of your vision as well as provide a refreshing dose of nature to your feet.Another tip suggested by Bharti Taneja is, “You should also avoid hanging your legs for longer duration as it may result into restrictive blood circulation. You may also try relaxing your leg muscles by placing them onto a pillow while sleeping, in order to eventually, pamper your feet.”
The easiest way to remove the dead skin cells from your feet is with the help of honey and lemon juice. Make a mixture of honey, milk and lemon juice and dip your feet in it for 10 minutes daily. This will surely remove the dead skin from your feet making them smooth and soft.
Another common problem occurring with feet is tanning. The best way to remove it, is by applying either suntan lotion, cucumber or potato juice on your feet. Another tip shared by Gulshan Arora, who works with one of the leading beauty parlours, is, “Suntan can be removed quickly. Make the powder from dry orange peels and add some milk to make the paste; add some rose water to it and apply the pack for 20 mins. Apply this pack thrice a week for quicker results.”
Coconut oil is known to have many healing properties. For those who have dry skin, coconut oil is the choicest blessing of all. Apply the coconut oil at night or after daily bath; this will cure the dryness and will make your feet soft. Coconut oil has medicinal properties, hence making it beneficial for your body. The lauric acid present in the coconut oil helps in removing the infections and making feet more cleaner and softer. You can also replace cocont oil with olive oil.
Wednesday, 1 July 2015
7 Most Common Makeup Mistakes That Can Make You Look Old - Parlour at Lajpat Nagar | Malviya Nagar | Rajouri Garden
You might have just given up on the chase for undying youth, but your search for looking perpetually young is an entirely different story. Makeup helps you in fulfilling your desire of looking more stunning and attractive. Unfortunately, over usage or if used in a wrong way it can make you look old.
All of us make such beauty blunders at some point, but are unaware of it. Well do not worry, we are here for you, keep scrolling and take a look at some very common makeup mistakes that end up making you look older.
#1. Applying a thick layer of foundationIf you put on foundation, layer after layer to hide those fine lines believing that it will make you look prettier, then wait, you are making a mistake here. Excessive foundation unfortunately makes you appear older. The extra foundation nicely settles into the lines and attracts more attention and gives you an aged appearance.
Another most important point to remember is to never get your foundation base too light. If you go in for a shade lighter than your natural skin tone, then there is a possibility that the foundation would settle around the fine lines, in turn exaggerating them. Try to go for a shade or two darker than your natural skin tone if you do not want people to quiz about your age.
#2. Skipping primer
Primer, as the name says, should never be skipped as it gives your face a smooth and silky texture by filling all those lines and helps your makeup stay o. Always opt for a cream or liquid primer as the powder can give your skin a saggy look.
#3. Wearing dark mascara and eyeliner on the lower lashes and lids
Using a dark pencil on the lower lids or wearing dark mascara on the lower lashes will bring out crow feet and dark under-eye circles; making your eye look smaller. You should always opt for a light, soft pencil rather than liquid liners, which can be quite heavy on your skin and waterline.
#4. Coating the lips in dark shade
Applying a very dark or harsh shade of lip colour may make your lips appear thinner than they are, but in return this numbers to your face's age. Even a dark lip liner (which is out of fashion by the way) can destroy your appearance.
#5. Applying blush the wrong way
Are you applying rouge to the apples of your cheeks? Yes! Then you are just adding 10 years of age to your face. This way of applying blush makes the lines on your skin more prominent and make them appear droopy. Also the powder blush is a strict no-no as they again settle down into the thin lines; so it is always better to go for the liquid one.
#6. Overloading shimmer
If you wear too much shimmer, then it will make the lines very noticeable and your eye will look crumpled. Rather a matte shadow will give a very striking look to your eyes.
#7. Hiding dark circle behind heavy concealer
Dark circles are every woman’s nightmare, but that does not mean that you will go out scaring other people with that terrifying concealer trick. Often, a few women commit the cardinal sin of covering up their dark circles with a heavy layer of concealer, which ends up with ghostly results. In order to do away with those thick lines, apply light concealer base with the help of a brush.