All You Need to Know About Orange Oil

I have been hearing a lot about vitamin C and essentials oils etc. Which help in taking care of skin not only by improving it’s texture but also aid the anti-aging process. So, just thought of gathering more information about them, so that I can include in my daily skin care regime and of course to share with you beautiful people.

For today, I am starting with one of the essential oils – Orange oil.

Let’s see how it’s going to help our skin and hair. Ready??? Hop in…!

How to Prepare Orange Oil at Home???

First thing first. How to prepare orange oil.

  • Peel off the orange peel and remove the white part by scratching. This will make sure the oil is more concentrated.
  • Place these peels in a glass jar.
  • Add vodka to the jar and shake well. Vodka helps to marinate.
  • Keep the jar in cold and dark place for a week.
  • After a week, filter out the liquid from the jar.
  • Place this liquid in ventilated space so that the alcohol in the liquid gets evaporated.
  • Post 2 to 3 days, the liquid free of alcohol smell is what we need – orange oil.

I know it takes a lot of time and patience to prepare one at home. But it is purest one you can get. No matter how good it can be, some are too lazy to wait for long. So, people like me, just go and buy one from online. hehe

How does it smell???

It smells like orange (obviously) but a very strong one.

Why You Should Use Orange Oil???

Mental health:

You must be thinking I started with the beauty benefits and first point says mental health. Well, well, if you are happy inside, your skin looks happy outside. Orange oil has this amazing fragrance which has proven to reduce depression or anxiety. It calms down the pulses and helps you relax. Now when you are calm and content from within, it definitely shows on your skin as well.

Treating Acne and Skin Infection:

Orange oil has anti-bacterial and inflammatory properties. Using diluted orange oil on acne, swelling or redness helps in soothing it.

Moisturizing:

Orange oil has been proved to add needed moisture to your skin when applied. Dry skin beauties, I hope you are listening.

Deep Cleanser:

Orange oil helps in cleaning the facial pores and thus avoids clogging.

Improves Blood Flow:

If you apply orange oil it gives slight tingling effect. Orange oil helps in improving blood flow thus helps you get glowing skin.

Anti-Aging:

You already know that the oil has anti-bacterial property. What you might not know is that orange oil also has antioxidants in it. Which are important to slow down the process of aging. This oil helps in stopping the appearance of lines and wrinkles on skin.

Reducing Dark Spots:

Orange oil has bleaching property. Which helps in lightening the skin tone. Regular usage of diluted orange oil on dark spots should fade them away.

Reducing Large Pores:

While keeping the pores super clean, it also helps in shrinking them. How??? Orange oil has tightening property, which helps in shrinking the facial pores.

Reduces Cellulite:

Many of us suffer from appearance of cellulite. Orange oil can be a handy if you also suffer from the same. Massaging the affected area with diluted orange oil helps in blood flow, softens the epidermis and thus helping in reducing the cellulite.

Reduces extra oil secretion:

I hope this point will bring a smile on oily skinned beauties. Using diluted orange oil on skin that secrets more oil helps in reducing that extra oil secretion. Orange oil has this charm to control the oil secretion. So bye bye shiny face.

Special Note:

  • Always remember that the essential oils should not be used directly on skin. You need to dilute the oil by mixing with some carrier oil like coconut oil/ almond oil and then use it on skin.
  • It is not recommended to use orange oil while you are out in sun. Orange oil when comes in contact with direct sun, reacts and it might harm your skin.

Home Remedies to Cure Prickly Heat Rashes

Hey,

Changes are always difficult in the beginning. Be it a change in life or change in weather. Haha.

April has just started and sun has already started to work on his skills to shine brighter in coming months.

As much as I love summer, the facts like some skin issues and stuffs, make me meh for summer. Even though I’m sensitive for cold than heat, this time even I have started facing some heat pimples. My sister, she is at her worst during summers. She can’t just withstand the heat. Phew… Poor baby girl, she starts complaining about these small pimples she gets at the beginning of summer. Every summer. Which we technically call prickly heat rashes.

I’m pretty sure this must be the case for most of you out there. Let’s get to know what are these rashes are about and how exactly they are caused. Are you ready???

What are Prickly Heat Rashes??

They are small red, itchy rashes caused due to heat. They also have prickling or stinging sensation.

How They Are Caused?

These are the rashes that are caused when a person sweats more than usual and the sweat glands get blocked.

Babies are also prone to get effected by these nasty rashes as their sweat glands are not fully developed.

So when skin cells breath, because of skin’s dead cells and bacteria clogs the pores. Thus skin cells are blocked and sweat is trapped inside skin cells. This is what formes these rashes. As and when you burst the rash or pimple, the sweat gets released thus causing stinging or prickling sensation.

Even though they get cured on their own within few days, for some it might take a bit long time to get cured completely.

In some severe cases, heat rashes can disturb the body heat mechanism and cause heat exhaustion.

How to Cure Prickly Heat Rashes???

  • Doctors always suggests to keep the effected area cool and dry. You must have seen the TV commercials of prickly heat powders. The idea here is, not that the powder gives you cooling effect. But it keeps area dry and avoiding further infection. ( I remember my sister keeping the powder inside freezer before applying. She used to get such a relief. )
  • Avoid sweating for the obvious reasons. Keep yourself cool by the help of fans, air conditioner or a shower.

  • Avoid using heavy creams as they clog your pores more. This is why we need to change our skin care products with a summer friendly one.
  • Wear cotton and flowy clothes. Avoid skin tight clothes. Let your skin breath.

  • Use aloe vera gel. You guys know how soothing and cooling effect this natural gel gives you. All you need to apply a thin layer of it on effected area to get the relief. Check out more benefits of aloe vera here.
  • Fuller earth to the rescue. Apply a paste of Fuller earth on prickly heat rashes. This helps in unclogging the pores. This helps in healing pimples.

  • Applying a dilute baking soda solution also works as the baking soda has antibacterial properties.
  • Potato is one more natural remedy which helps in soothing the skin. Apply it’s juice to heal the rashes.

  • The creator of the Earth is the ultimate intelligent person. The seasonal fruits are one of the proofs for that. I mean watermelons are the ultimate weapon to beat the heat. Be it by consuming it or by applying it’s juice on the rashes. It works either way. What you might not know is watermelons have antibacterial properties in them. Thus killing bacteria which is the reason for the rashes.
  • Ginger, you know how prominent it is in the books of Ayurveda. It has antibacterial properties thus you can use it’s juice to cure the rashes.

  • Lime juice, my favorite. Consuming lime juice helps in cooling down body temperature. Also it fastens the healing process.
  • Apply honey on rashes to get rid of itchiness. Honey has antibacterial and moisturizing properties.

  • Cucumber is one more summer essential. All thanks to it’s high water content. Applying or placing cool cucumber slices on body helps in healing and consuming cucumber helps to maintain healthy body temperature.
  • You must have read my post about apple cider vinegar. How beautifully it works on skin. Apply diluted ACV to soothe the rashes.

Hope these remedies help you or your loved ones who might be suffering from these prickly heat rashes this summer…

So, are you summer ready??? Well, with these remedies you will definitely care free to welcome summer… 😊😘

Magical Juice to Improve Health and Beauty

Hey,

Are you a fan of bollywood actress Anushka Sharma??? I loved her the most in the movie NH10. Amazing performance.

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Have you observed her skin..??? It’s so flawless. She is with minimal makeup most of the times. She has such an amazing skin that even with minimal or no makeup, she looks amazing.

The other actress who has flawless skin is Tamanna. I love her glowing skin. Shining skin huun.

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You might be thinking the post name says juice and why am talking about actresses. I will tell you why.

I was watching their interviews. One thing was common between them. A juice which they both swear by.

Today I have brought all the ingredients to prepare the juice. I’m gonna start drinking it from tomorrow. So while I’m starting a healthy task, I thought of sharing this tip to my beautiful readers too…!!!

So, ready to know the secret of these beauties???

Ingredients :

Carrots

Beetroots

Potatoes

How to prepare :

Easy breezy. Put them in blender or mix it and blend.

Pour them in your girly mug(optional #haha) and drink. Gluuuppp

Let me tell you the benefits in detail :

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Increase metabolism

Muscle growth

Cancer prevention

Detoxification

Improves bone health

Heals infection and wounds

Strong hair nail

Anti aging benefits

Prevent sun damage

Cures dryness and acne

Benefits of Beetroot :

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Promotes hair growth

Clears blemishes and marks from skin

Hydrates skin

Reduces Inflammation

Combats anemia

Controls diabetes

Improves stamina

Treats dryness of skin

Healthy for liver

Lowers blood pressure

 

Benefits of Potato:

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Relieves Arthritis

Boosts immune system

Lowers cholesterol

Detoxification

Heals ulcers

Cures migraine

Improves blood circulation

Cures kidney disease

Cures constipation

Prevents cancer

 

Do try and get more beautiful version of yourself…!!!

 

Keep shining 💖

Things Why You Should Include Basil Seeds In Your Diet

Hey,

What do you do when you get pimples or mouth ulcers due to increased body heat??? I usually opt for these tiny tear shaped seeds. Yes, I am talking about Sabja seeds(basil seeds/ falooda). These seeds are full of proteins, carbs, essential fats and fiber. Anddd no fat…!!! Consumption of these seeds helps in reducing body heat. Thus helping to cure pimples and ulcers.

Apart from keeping body cool, it has much more good deeds to do when consumed. Read on to know all the health and beauty benefits of Basil seeds.

Avoids bloating and constipation

The falooda seeds are proven to be the stomach cleansers. They cleans the body when consumed thus helping in smooth bowel movement.

Sweet news for Diabetic Patients

Basil seeds help in keeping blood sugar level in check. Thus it has been proved that these seeds are helpful for those who are suffering from type 2 diabetes.

Bye bye acidity

Sabja seeds help in reducing stomach burn. Thus helps in reducing acidity when consumed.

For beautiful skin and hair

Falooda seeds have collagen producing properties. Thus helps in new cell production. This will result in healthy skin. Also, seeds help in strengthening hair from roots.

Used as home remedy for skin infection

Crush dry basil seeds and mix coconut oil. I have heard that applying this mixture on infected skin helps in curing it.

Weight loss

Sabja seeds are rich source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is fat burner. Also the fibres in the seeds help to keep stomach full thus you can avoid those ’emotional eating or extra eating’. What else do we need… I mean you are eating to lose weight. #Dreamcometrue to most of us. Isn’t it???

How to include Sabja in daily diet???

  1. I prefer drinking this with water.

  2. You can sprinkle some sabja seeds on your food/ desert/ yogurt/ milk/ juice.

Special Note :

  • Avoid consuming Sabja if you are pregnant. It’s said that these seeds reduce the estrogen level. Which will cause complications.
  • If consumed daily or more than required, you might end up getting common cold. It happens with me most of the time. I drink the Sabja seed mixture so much that I end up with running nose,  as it reduces body heat to a very good extent. So moderate quantity is recommended.

So you know next time what you need to do if you face any of the above health and beauty problems. 😉

Stay healthy…. Stay beautiful… 😘

Chinese Cupping Therapy 

Hey,

Recently,  I have been hearing a lot about ‘Chinese Cupping Therapy’…  Many celebrities, friends are trying out this pain relieving therapy. Heard a lot about the experience and benefits. So, today I will share my knowledge about this therapy with you…

Read on, to know more about its benefits, cons everything.

Let’s check some history pages

This therapy is a new trend these days. But, Cupping Therapy is mentioned even in the oldest medicine book –  ‘Ebers Popyrus’. It’s mentioned how the Egyptians used this therapy in 1550 B. C.!!!  This therapy was widely used by Egyptians, Chinese and Middle East countries.

What is this therapy is all about??? 

Cupping is ancient healing technique, where the therapist places cups on our skin for few minutes. These cups are placed for creating suction. This is how it’s gonna heal the pain.

Purpose for which people opt for this.

People opt for this in order to heal pain, inflammation, blood circulation, deep tissue massage etc.

Types of cups used:

  • Bamboo
  • Earthenware
  • Glass
  • Silicon

Types of Cupping Therapy :

 

  • Wet
  • Dry

Let’s see how it is done. 

Firstly, the therapist puts some flammable things like paper or herbs inside the cups and puts it on fire. Ones the fire goes off, cups will be placed on your skin upside down.  ouchhh

So as and when air inside the cup cools down, it creates vacuum. This makes your blood vessels expand. Thus it raises and reddens your skin.

There are therapists who use rubber pump inside the cup instead of fire to create suction.

One more type of cup – Silicon cups are used for the same purpose but with added benefits. Silicon cups can be moved Giving massage like effect…!!!

Ok now a bit scary part.

Wet Cupping.

Wet cups are placed on skin for three minutes with very mild suction. After that, the therapist removes the cup and with the help of a small piercing tool, he makes tiny cuts. Now he does second round of suction by placing the cups to remove a little quantity of blood…!!! phew

It’s believed that this wet cup suction technique removes toxic substances from our body.

There is one more Cupping Therapy –

Needle Cupping.

Here the therapist puts the acupuncture pins before placing cups on them.

Post therapy care

Post therapy it’s advised to apply ointment and bandage to avoid any sort of infection. Skin will heal and look normal within ten days.

What scientific reports say:

There are multiple studies done and many reports are present for Cupping Therapy. The journals published say that the therapy is effective for

  •  Certain skin conditions like eczema, acne
  • Facial paralysis
  • High blood pressure
  • Blood related conditions like anemia and hemophilia
  • Fertility and gynecological disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Migraines
  • Varicose veins
  • Allergies
  • Respiratory issues like common cold, asthma

Side effects :

Cup therapy should be done by a skilled person. It is said to be a safe procedure but there is a chance of below mentioned problems.

  • Discomfort
  • Bruise
  • Infection
  • Burns

So this was everything you need to know about the new healing therapy in trend.

I hope you found this article informative and useful.

If you have gone through this therapy, let me know your experience. Happy to listen to my reader’s stories.

Love,

Pallavi 💋

Did you know about ‘Permanent Makeup’…???

Hey beautiful,

On a long day at work, after partying all night, while running out of time to get ready in the morning; have you ever thought, how dreamy our day would be if our makeup would never fade…!!! Makeup with no touch ups…!!! To make this wish of makeup geeks come true, here is some new cosmetic treatment called ‘Permanent makeup’. By this procedure, you will have perfectly shaped eyebrows, kissable lips and perfect eyeliner all day long…!!! Sounds like a dream right…   happy tearsmakeup-tablet

My beautician had introduced me to this word ‘permanent makeup’ few years back. I was very much fascinated by the way she use to draw perfect eyeliner on her eye lids. I was curious to know how she manages to draw such perfect lines every time. I was surprised to know that those lines were permanent…!!! I must say her eyeliner was dark black and glossy. perfect She later explained and answered all my queries regarding the procedure, pros and cons. Today I will be sharing the info I had got, with you…

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You too must be curious to know what permanent makeup is all about… Well, read on to know more…!!! wink

It is considered as micropigmentation(just like tattoo). This procedure involves needles to inject pigment granules beneath upper layer of the skin.

Most popular beauty enhancements are:

  1. Eyeliner
  2. Eyebrows
  3. Lip color
  4. Lip line
  5. Blush
  6. Eye shadow
  7. Eyelash enhancement

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Procedure:

  1. This treatment is done in the supervision of dermatologists, cosmetologists, aesthetician, nurses, and tattooists.
  2. They apply anesthetic to skin before starting with it.
  3. Various devices, including the traditional tattoo coil machines, the pen or rotary machine (includes the digital rotary machines) and the non-machine or hand device are used.
  4. Pain during the procedure depends on one’s pain threshold.
  5. It again depends on individual that how long the color lasts. Depending on that, one or more touch up sessions are required.

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This treatment is for those makeup lovers:

  1. Who desire a soft, natural enhancement to their appearance
  2. Who can’t wear traditional cosmetics due to allergies and skin sensitivities
  3. Who are active at sports like swimming, swimming, hiking, biking etc and still want to look dolled up all day.
  4. Who sweat a lot and due to which who need regular touch ups.
  5. Who find it difficult to apply makeup
  6. Who are lazy to apply
  7. Who are vision challenged people
  8. Who are fed up with busy people
  9. Who’ve lost hair due to chemotherapy, accidents, burns, or cosmetic surgery.
  10. Who have a difficult time applying makeup due to age or conditions, such as arthritis.

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Look how its done. 

Eyeliner

 

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Approximate Cost:

It solely depends on from where and by whom are you getting it done. The more skilled the person is the more it might cost you. But approximately it costs:

Per procedure: $400-$800

Per hour : $150 to $250

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Time consumed:

Approximately 2 to 2 ½ hours

How long does it lasts:

On some it lasts for lifetime without touch ups. On some it might fade and need regular touch up sessions.

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Everything has +ve and -ve side.

Best part of Permanent makeup:

  1. Saves time.
  2. Doesn’t fade due to humidity and other weather conditions.
  3. No need to invest on makeup removers.
  4. Saves money which we spend to buy different makeup products.

The side effects that might be caused due to the permanent makeup:

  1. The chemical/ pigments involved might cause your lips to swell.
  2. Eyebrow after effect
  3. The skin around eye is very sensitive and delicate. The anesthesia given around eye might burn cornea.
  4. The eyeliner drawn might cause bruises.
  5. The artificial blush/ eye shadow application done as a part of permanent makeup might cause skin irritation. The pigments, if doesn’t suit your skin, it will affect large area of your face. This will have to be corrected with face surgery.
  6. These are cosmetic tattoos. If the needles used are not hygienic, it might cause harmful diseases.
  7. Pigments may cause allergic reactions to certain people.
  8. Make sure you choose someone well expertise in these procedures. Or else you might end up being a disaster…!!!
  9. I personally feel, after some time we might get bored of same makeup. I am someone who love experimenting different eye makeups. It might look good all day long but it will be boring to carry same makeup every single day.
  10. Undergoing MRI scan might become a headache. Its advisable to let your MRI technician to know about your permanent cosmetic in order to avoid  skin irritations.

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There are plenty of women who opt for permanent makeup. If you really really feel you need this, if you are ready to undergo all these procedures, if you are ready taking risks, then only get this cosmetic make over done by an expert.

I would personally advice you to be happy in your own skin. Be happy with what you are blessed with. You are pretty, the way you are…!!!

Take care pretty…

 

Pallavi ❤