Monday, December 31, 2012

Rosehip Benefits

What is Rose Hip Oil ?

Pic credit to Steve p2008

Rose Hips are seed pods left after the rose petals fall off.  
Oil from the seeds are nutritious and are rich in essential fatty acids.

Rosehip oil Benefits

Rich in vitamin C, omega 3 and 6 Fatty acids- Good for healing scars
Source of retinoic acid- Reduce wrinkles and brightens skin
Penetrates to deep layers of skins- Generating collagen and elastin, Rehydrates skin

Who is it suitable for and how often should you apply it ?

EVERYONE! Rose hip oil is suitable for all ages, skin types.
Rosehip oil is best used on daily basis before bedtime. 

Where to buy Rosehip Oil ?

 Picture credit to Pampered & Polished NZ
 Trilogy at $ 57.00 for 45 ml (
Renew available at Watsons ( price around $30 )

Friday, December 28, 2012

Dark Underarms Whitening

Dark Underarms Whitening

Afraid to wear sleeveless clothes, Embarassed to raise your arms.
Do you find yourself caught in such situations?

So what are the main causes that causes armpits to darken?
  • Shaving and plucking causes abrasion which removes top layer of skin, exposed layer of skin darkens when exposed to sweat. 
  • Perfumed soaps/ Deodorants may contain acid that may cause skin rashes and darkening of armpits.
  • Laundry detergents may contain harsh chemicals that darkens armpits.
  • Tight synthetic clothes may cause allergy and encourages sweating which causes darkening and discomfort of armpits.    
How to whiten dark underarms fast?   

  • Lemon juice - After bathing,take 2 slices of lemon and rub the juice into armpits.
  • Milk- Soak cotton balls into milk and dap onto armpits. Leave on for 15 minutes and wash off.
  • Lemon juice+Baking Soda - Mix Lemon and baking soda into paste and apply onto armpits. Leave on for 20 minutes and wash off.
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice/lemon juice + 1 tablespoon cucumber juice +Tumeric Powder- Mix into paste form and apply ont armpits. When dried, rinse off with warm water.
  • Wax instead of shaving and Avoid perfumed deodorants/lotions.  

Thursday, December 27, 2012

    How To Remove Acne Scars Naturally

ACNE, one of the most common problem that everyone has to struggle with (Except for the lucky few) at certain points of their life. Often, we will be tempted to pick at them which leaves ugly scars which are difficult to remove.

Here are some of the natural effective ways that I have tried before which of course would take longer as compare to commercial products but are definitely cheaper and gentler for our skin.

1. Egg White

Pic Credit to Flickruser:ElvisKennedy
Rich in amino acids and proteins. Egg whites draws out impurities, tightens pores while lightening acne scars.

Best Used: 2-3 times a week

Step 1: Whisk 2 egg whites until they turn fluffy. 

Step 2: Spread the egg whites on to your skin with your fingers or brush ( remember to wash your hands before !) concentrating on the problem areas.

Step 3: Let the egg whites sit for 15-20 minutes ( It will become tight and harden )

Step 4 : Rinse with warm water

Step 5: Apply Toner to balance pH of skin and close up the pores, Serum to improve richness of skin and moisturiser to maintain suppleness of skin

2. Lemon

This is the method that works the best for me !
Lemon juice contains large quantity of citric acid, lactic and glycolic acids and Alpha Hydroxy Acids or also known as AHAs which are commonly found in many beauty products.
Lemon juice also removes dead skin cells and counter hyper pigmentation which helps in lightening acne scars.

Best used : 2-3 times a week

Step 1 : Wash your face with regular cleanser

Step 2 : Squeeze lemon juice into a clean bowl

Step 3: Dab cotton ball into lemon juice and dab it onto acne scars

Note: There may be slight stinging effect. Discontinue use if skin turns red.

3. Aloe Vera (Fresh)

Pic credit to: Flickr User Itmpa
 Aloe vera soothes inflamed or burnt skin and regenerates damaged tissue. Its mild acerbic properties also reduces acne breakouts and reduces swelling and regenerates new cell growth.

Best Used: 4 times a weekStep 1: wash your face with regular cleanser

Step 2: Cut off a quarter of aloe vera and slit it into halves.

Step 3: Rub the inner side of aloe vera ( the side with the slimy gel ) onto face.

There is a second way of using Aloe Vera- Mixing it with Honey.

Pic credit to: Siona Karen Flickr

Honey- Loaded with anti-microbial properties and a natural antioxidant. It fights microbial infections that cause acne and extracts impurities from your pores. It will also improves skin texture.

Best Used: Daily

Step 1: Wash face with cleanser

Step 2: Blend 1 tablespoon of Fresh Aloe Vera ( without Skin ) into pulp form

Step 3: Mix 1 tablespoon of pure honey with Aloe Vera pulp

Step 4 : Allow it to sit for 10 minutes

Step 5 : Apply on face for 15 minutes

Step 6: Rinse off with warm water and finish off with toner and moisturiser.

Remember to be patient and consistent to achieve desired results! =)


Friday, December 21, 2012

What is Pomegranates ?

Pomegranates are the most beneficial fruits- They are high in antioxidants and have many other health benefits.

Pomegranate Benefits

Prevent Heart disease

Helps blood circulation
Slows down cell damage and symptoms of aging
Protects skin from UV Damage
Prevent acne
Anti imflammatory properties so quickens the skin healing process  
Antioxidant activity in pomegranates may induce apoptosis a process which causes destruction of cancer cells
Balance estrogen level in woman- combat PMS and menopause problems
Pomegranates for great skin
Dip cotton into pomegranate juice and apply on face after cleansing for 20 minutes, then wash off.
Benefit: Prevents acne and prevents formation of scars by renewing your skin cells
Grind the seeds and make into thick paste. Apply to face and wash off after 20 - 30 minutes.
Benefit: Firmer and fresher skin, reduce spots and blemishes
Prepare a mixture of pomegranate juice,with almond oil and honey. Apply on face for 30 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water, followed by cold water.
Benefit: Gives skin a natural glow

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Blush: How to Choose the right blush color
Blush when used correctly, adds a natural glow to our skin and helps to contour.  However, with the variety of blush available on the market, finding the colour that compliments your skin tone may be a tricky task.    
To choose the right blush, you must first know what kind of skin tone you belong to.
Skin tones are typically group into: Fair Skin, Beige, Tawny, Dark

Top left and middle Photo: Flickr Osei (Ozzy) Top right photo credit: Flickr Sara Cimino Bottom left Picture credit: Flickr Killer 155 Bottom right:
Picture Credit: Flickr Pamhule

Recommended colours for different skin tones

Fair Skin 
Fair Skin: with warm undertone  
Recommended Blush Colour:                                                                        

Peach Shade
Sephora-Smashbox- Peachy pink
Sephora-NARS - Orgasm,Super Orgasm

 Fair Skin : With cool undertone
 Recommended Blush Colour:

 Pink Shade


Beige Skin

Recommended Blush Colour
Coral Shade
Sephora- Tarte -Tipsy,Charisma

Tawny Skin
 Recommended Blush Colour :

 Rose Shade


 Sephora- Tarte - Glisten, Frisky

Dark Skin
Recommended Blush Colour :
Tangerine Shade

Sephora-Illamasqua- vibrant reddish Orange
Tip: Couple with bronzing powder for extra shine

Hope this guide helps you in getting the perfect shade to enhance your beauty.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sparkle Like An Angel This Christmas

Picture credit to : Flickr user Laurent Jean Philippe

CHRISTMAS, The festival that everyone looks forward to is coming ! We meet the people we love, people that we haven met in a while. 
Most importantly, we want to look our best on such occasions.
While there are may products available that can help us, most contains harsh chemicals and may cause unfavourable side effects.

There is an alternative that is Natural and Conveniently available. 


Why Lemon

For ages, Lemon has been one of the most useful beauty product. It does wonders internally or externally.
Contains notably citric acid,Vitamin C,bioflavonoids that promote immunity, fight infections and promote weight loss.
But there's so much more to this little fruit, read on to find out the interesting benefits of lemon that you didn't know!

Weight Loss 

Drink a glass of warm water mix with lemon juice daily. 
Benefit: Clears toxins from body which helps in having clear skin, relieve constipation

Mix Honey with lemon water and drink it everyday
Benefit: Aids in weight loss

Fight Acne
Lemon juice on face
Benefit: Balance ph of face and reduce outbreaks

2 Tsp Lemon JPice + 1/2 tsp Tumeric powder + 3 tsp Papaya Pulp
Mix to paste and apply on face avoiding eye areas.
Leave on for 20 minutes and wash off after.
Benefit: Reduce oil secretion from skin ( Recommended for Oily Skin )

3 tsp Lemon juice +3 tsp honey
Benefit: Remove oil from skin( Recommended for Oily Skin )

Hair Loss, Dandruffs
1 egg white + 4tsp of lemon juice
Apply to hair roots, leave on for 1 hour and rinse off after.
Benefit: Treatement of itchy scalp and Dandruff

Water + 2-3 tsp of lemon juice
Use it as last rinse after shampoo.
Benefit: Gives shine to hair

4 tsp of lemon juice+ 4tablespn of coconut oil
Benefit: Prevent Hair loss

picture credit to : Flickr user ilmungo,Luigi Anzivino

Teeth Whitening
2tsp lemon juice + baking soda + Table salt
Mix to paste form and brush onto teeth
Benefit: Teeth Whitening

Note : As with any new treatment, be sure to test out on small area to ensure there are no adverse effects.