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Hair and Beauty Tips

Shalu Bhatti
When it comes to beauty tips, you must understand the fact that we all are beautiful, the only difference is how we take care of ourselves. If you think that it's time that you stop avoiding yourself, and start taking care of yourself as you ideally should, then this story will guide you in how to do so.
The most famous saying about beauty, is that it lies in the eyes of the beholder, but if taken from the point of view of 'appearance', you need to take some efforts to attract the eyes of the beholder towards you! :) Speaking specifically of women, each and every woman is naturally beautiful!
The additional beauty tips that will be advised as we proceed with the article, are just to help you enhance the natural beauty that you already possess. In this article, we will first be discussing hair care tips, which will be followed by some beauty tips for healthy skin.

Tips for Beautiful and Healthy Hair

Everyone desires to know the secret to have the perfect hair! Do you realize how your hair play a very vital role in enhancing your beauty? It's not your dressing, neither the makeup..., it is your hair that adds the charm to how beautiful you look.
Think for yourself, would you call a woman who has short, dull, and thin hair to be beautiful over a woman who has long, shiny, and healthy hair? Hair has also been described as the most beautiful ornament that a woman wears.
Many poets and writers can't fail to express how they adore the hair of a woman and consider them to be the perfect sign of beauty and elegance, just like the following quote.
Attired to please herself: no gems of any kind
She wore, nor aught of borrowed gloss in Nature's stead;
And, then her long, loose hair flung round her head
Fell carelessly behind.
~ Publius Terentius Afer
Below are some essential tips that will work wonders for your hair and make it all the more beautiful, healthy, and mesmerizing! Have a look at these healthy hair tips.

Things to Do

  • For shiny and strong hair, one of the natural home remedies is to massage your scalp with Olive oil and leave for 15-20 minutes. You can also substitute this with organic jojoba oil, which is equally effective!
  • Another dry hair tip to remove the dryness from your hair and make them feel soft and shiny, is to apply egg to your dry hair, cover it up with a plastic cap and leave it alone for a minimum of 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water and feel the difference. 
For more home remedies for hair care, you can go through the kitchen remedies for better hair which will give you some effective tips to have naturally beautiful hair.
  • With blow drying and straightening being a trend these days, try to avoid it as much as you can if you are concerned about hair care. If you absolutely have to use these products, always use a leave on conditioner over your hair for some protection from heat and damage!
  • Having split ends is another common hair problem which one tends to experience, especially when you have long hair! The fact is that split ends can only be prevented and NOT cured. The only solution for preventing split ends is to cut them off. Therefore, while brushing your hair, try to be as gentle as possible with your hair.
  • Your hair grows almost 1.2 to 1.25 cm every month. So, always make it a point to trim your hair at least once a month. This will minimize split ends and also increase your hair growth!
  • We all know how effective coconut and coconut oil is for hair growth! Consume a lot of coconut, jaggery, cashews, and almonds. These will help you to grow your hair faster and give your hair a natural shine.
  • \Another beauty tip for hair is to gently massage your scalp in a circular motion before you sleep. This increases blood circulation and promotes a healthy hair growth!
  • Have you ever tried using henna? Apply a paste of henna powder, lemon juice, yogurt, and eggs on your head, at least once a month. This hair care tip works wonders for your hair in every aspect.

Things Not to Do

  • Never comb your hair while they are wet. That is when they are the most sensitive and prone to breakage! Combing your hair while they are wet will shatter your dream of getting thick hair. So, the next time you grab a comb, be careful!
  • Minimize the habit of blow drying your hair or using those harmful straightening machines if you want to know how to keep hair healthy! You are not making your hair beautiful, but you are severely damaging them! The heat damages the hair and the scalp, making your hair more dry and rough.
  • Avoid using chemical shampoos that contain harsh detergents like the sulfates. Instead, switch to a mild natural shampoo that naturally moisturizes and replenishes your hair and makes them thicker and stronger.
  • Avoid using too much of conditioner on your hair as it makes the hair look greasy! Use less conditioner if you have oily hair! A conditioner is meant only for hair and not for the scalp. Improper usage of the conditioner also results in flakes on your head which is nothing but the dried conditioner, which in turn results in hair fall.
  • Never mix your shampoo and conditioner! A shampoo of head and shoulder's and a conditioner of L'Oreal won't do any good. Always opt for natural and mild shampoos and conditioners.

Essential Beauty Tips for Skin

Taking care of your hair is more than half the battle won! Below are some natural beauty tips that will help you to have a healthy, glowing, and beautiful skin! Have a look.

Things to Do

  • Keeping your self well hydrated is rule number 1 for skin care! It is only a well hydrated skin that allows the toxins to release from the body, giving you a natural glow.
  • Another tip is to have loads of fresh vegetables and fruits! Did you know apples have natural skin healing powers which softens your skin and makes it glow? Adding a cup of apple juice in your bath will also help you have a much smoother and softer skin! Same is the case with bananas, pineapples, lemons, and strawberries.
  • Another among the daily skin care tips is to always remove your make-up before you sleep. This doesn't take much time and can make your face healthy! Use a good natural cleanser to remove all the elements that can block the skin pores and make your face prone to pimples and acne.
  • With so much of pollution all around, the skin gets more prone to impurities and allergies. Especially when it comes to contact with the harmful UV rays! So, another tip on getting a healthy skin is to always use a sunblock or a sunscreen to protect your skin from these rays which can cause wrinkles, sunburns, and saggy skin!
  • Getting a facial done is also very important to remove the dead skin of the face and rejuvenate the skin. Regular facials can lead to faster cell renewal and help in avoiding problems like dark patches, acne, dullness, and loose skin. 
Try doing a facial at least once a month by a trusted beautician to get the flawless and healthy glowing skin that you are looking for! You can also go for some effective homemade face packs to rejuvenate your skin.
  • If you don't get time for facial, get a facial steamer and steam your face! Make it a daily skin care routine as this opens the blocked pores of your skin, allowing the toxins to release and preventing skin problems.
  • Whenever you apply a moisturizer, apply it on your face and neck in a circular fashion. Choose a moisturizer with lots of vitamins and anti-aging properties that penetrates deep within the skin in order to retain the natural tone of complexion!

Things Not to Do

  • Never use makeup products that are not trustworthy. Many allergic reactions can take place on your skin if products are not chosen carefully!
  • Never sleep with your makeup on. As mentioned earlier, this blocks the pores of the skin and allows many skin problems like acne and pimples to occur on the face!
  • Another tip for smooth and fresh facial skin is to never wash your face with extremely hot water! If you have to, use lukewarm water instead. Use of hot water can make your facial skin extremely dry and dull.
  • Avoid using harsh soaps and lotions on your face and skin. It is preferable to use a mild lotion, soap, or moisturizer for the skin to retain its freshness and health.
  • Do not scrub your face or skin too hard. The tissues of the skin are very sensitive and your harshness can lead to a further damaged skin.
  • Do not smoke at all if you are looking for a healthy and smooth skin. Smoking makes the skin dull, dry, and rough, and therefore it negates the effects of each and everything that you do to make your skin healthy.
Life goes on taking care of everything else, but our own self! Beauty is something that comes from within, and yes, you need to feel from within that you are beautiful. Give your body the pampering it needs, give yourself the glow you have been looking for all this while.
All your efforts will be reciprocated. Just start taking care of yourself from now onwards and stay beautiful.