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11  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / shower of BEAUTY TIPS on: April 13, 2005 09:50:41 PM
Softest Skin - If you really want baby soft skin you should try what I do: After every shower, twice a day apply your favourite body lotion all over your arms, legs, chest, everywhere. Then massage a generous amount of baby oil on top. This creates a warm sensation while you rub the oil in. It's terrific. It may feel a little greasy for a few minutes but its definitely worth it. Trust me! Everyones always exclaiming how incredibly soft I feel!!! Smiley
How do I keep my skin smooth, while using hair removal products? - Before removing hair on arms, legs & body, gently exfoliate with a washcloth or loofah sponge. Removing dead skin cells helps improve wax adhesion for more effective hair removal. To help prevent ingrown hairs between hair removal treatments, gently exfoliate treated areas to unblock hair follicles. Moisturizing AHA lotions also help remove dead skin cells that can block pores. Exfoliate three times a week.
Glowing skin - You can use a sugar, or salt scrub to do this. I personally use Epsom salt as my exfoliator rightly after I clean my skin. I make a paste of the Epsom salt with a little water, put onto my skin rub it into the skin gently and in a circular motion to get the blood flowing. I let it dry then rinse off with warm water, the whole process takes less than 2 minutes. My skin glows nicely afterwards. The salt draws out impurities and exfoliates to remove dead skin. Looks great, feels soft and glows. And the best part is the salts are extremely cheap. You can also throw a handful into your bath water to soothe tired muscles....bonus!
Sugar Scrub - Add granulated sugar to baby oil until it reaches a thick mixture. Store in tightly sealed container (a zip lock bag will do as well as a jar). Leaves skin smooth and exfoliated.

Shiny, Smooth And Healthy Hair - Once or twice a month, put one cup of fresh plain yogurt in your hair. Make sure you condition 5 minutes after for extra shine. Tip: Do this in the shower under luke warm water and condition under cool water.
Buildup Remover - Mix a pinch of baking soda in with your regular hair shampoo, to rid your hair of buildup caused by styling products and the environment. It works great.
Glossier Hair - Here is a tip that will probably work excellent on everybody's hair. (This process takes about 15 - 40 mins, it depends) you need a hot, warm steamy towel, and creamy conditioner, then your regular shampoo and conditioner.
1) Start out with dry hair, brush hair softly, dont dig into you scalp. Then lightly rub your finger tips on your
scalp to loosen your roots from there sleep.
2) Wet hair with warm water. Then apply your creamiest conditioner.  Focus mainly on your ends, but still, do your whole head. Rub the conditioner deep into your hair. (Do not rinse yet)  Then wrap your whole head in the hot, steamy, towel for 5-15 mins.
3) Once you unwrap your hair, rinse the creamy conditioner out with cold/warm water.
4) Then apply shampoo, wash your scalp real good, then rinse, then apply your regular conditioner, then rinse. 
Dandruff Once a week massage hair with yoghurt and lemon juice for 20 mins. And then shampoo.
Falling hair Vitamin B is important to arrest hair fall. Follow a daily routine of a simple exercise. Lie flat on the bed and lower your head try touching the ground. Stay in this position for 2 to 3 minutes with your eyes shut and feel the blood flowing to the scalp. This helps to nourish your scalp and activates hair growth.
Hair fall Both castor oil and bone marrow (of goat) taken in equal proportions should be warmed so as to make them liquid enough to be easily applicable. You can leave it overnight the longer the better. Every alternate day will be suitable. You can continue until youre satisfied with your hair.

Stained teeth - Put a drop of lime juice and a sprinkle of baking soda on your toothpaste and then brush your teeth. This gives a good polish to your teeth, imparting a sparkle and whiteness.
Girlish Grin - Swear off foods that stain -- anything with a dark pigment, such as soy sauce or steak will make your teeth not so pearly white. Instead, chomp on apples, carrots and cucumbers; the cellulose in their skins and their slightly acidic compositions actually cleanse teeth.
Get chapped lips smooch-proof - Once a week exfoliate your lips. Wet a soft toothbrush and gently brush your lips with a circular motion or rub gently with a cloth dampened in warm water, or both, then put on a lip balm.

Fruit acids are great for the skin because they loosen the glue between dead skin cells, and the cells fall away, leaving the face very smooth and soft. AHAs are found in fruit and vegetables you may already have in your kitchen or growing in your garden. Try any of the following fruit acids, but always take care to avoid your eyes. Avoid using these homemade peels if your skin is sunburned, and before going into the sun.
Malic acid: Apples, vinegar, applesauce, cider
Lactic acid: Buttermilk, yogurt, powdered skim milk, sour cream, blackberries, tomatoes
Tartaric Acid: Grapes, grape juice
Citric Acid: Lemons, limes, grapefruit and orange
Glycolic acid: Sugar cane
All you need is about one half a teaspoon of liquid per face cleansing. You can freshly squeeze the juice of one lemon, for example, and refrigerate the leftovers for the rest of the week. Just dab some of the juice onto your fingers and pat on your face. Leave on for 10 minutes or so before rinsing. If you are in a rush, just cut a grape or strawberry in half-whatever you happen to have on hand-and rub it over your skin; let the juice set for a few minutes, and then rinse. 

   Eating apple finishes protruding bellies.
  1 tsp honey, 1 tsp lemon added in a glass of water should be taken daily.
  Drink orange juice the first thing in the morning everyday.
  Immediately after every meal drink water mixed with a little bit thyme.
  Add one lemons juice in a mild warm glass of water and drink everyday.
  Drink mild warm water mixed with honey the first thing in the morning everyday.
  Take 2 or 3 cloves garlic with water the first thing in the morning everyday.
12  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Luscious Lips - How-To on: April 13, 2005 09:45:53 PM
Here are some fabulously simple, delicious all-natural ways to keep your lips moist, soft, and lusciously kissable. Since our lips contain no sebaceous glands, they cant moisturize themselves, and the small amount of saliva that reaches our lips via tongue-tip is often not sufficient to prevent our lips from becoming dehydrated.

1. Slick on a bit of cocoa butter for a moisturizing, chocolate-flavored lip treat. Its colorless and not too shiny.

2. After brushing your teeth, GENTLY brush your lips as well. This will exfoliate and take away chapping, and will also plump up the lips temporarily.

3. Keep hydrated! Be sure to drink lots of water throughout the day.

4. A dab of honey on your lips will act as a humectant, drawing moisture from the air to your skin, keeping your lips soft, plump, and kissably sweet.

5. A dab of vegetable glycerin mixed with vitamin E or wheat germ oil makes an effective, nourishing moisture barrier. (Pure vegetable gycerin is available in natural food centers.)

Adapted from 50 Simple Ways to Pamper Yourself by Stephanie Tourles (Storey Books, 1999).

Thanks to www.care2.com
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