The introduction of Ayurveda into modern beauty practices is like going back to the future for ancient ingredients and old procedures and speeding towards the cutting edge of today's beauty care.
Facial pack for a glowing skin
Cleanse your face with a cleanser of a reputed brand and tone it with a toner. Make a pack of fullers earth (multani mitti) a pinch of turmeric, egg yolk and lemon juice. Apply it on your face and keep it for 30 mins. Wash off with cold water and rub your face with an ice cube. You will have a fresh look, just as you would like to look on your first visit to your community Puja.
To have super soft glowing skin in minutes
Mash a banana and add a teaspoonful of honey. Massage well into skin.Wash it after 20 mins.
For Silky hair
Massage your hair with a quarter cup full of cream milk mixed with 2 tsp honey. Leave on for 20 mins and wash off for a shiny mane.
For soft and shiny hair and also for straightening your hair
Oil your hair with olive oil and apply the following pack. Liquidise 3 bananas, 2tsp of glycerin and 5 tsp of honey. Mix with the white of an egg and massage well into the hair and scalp. Leave on for 40-45 mins. and shampoo. Oil hair on alternate days for a week. After that oil it
twice a week and apply the pack weekly.
For wrinkled eyelids
Massage the area with almond oil and apply half tsp honey to soften the skin . Wash off after 10 mins.
Darken the hair naturally
Burn 1 cup of dry amla powder in an iron vessel until ashen and add 1lit. of coconut oil. Boil for about 20-25 mins. and let cool. Strain and store in a plastic bottle and massage your hair twice a week with this. This will help darken the hair naturally.
Make up tips
Enhance your looks this festive season.
Firstly camouflage patchy or uneven skin with a concealer. Use little and blend it evenly over the face. On this base apply three dots of foundation and blend it all over the face. Remove the extra with a sponge. For a fresh and even look, powder the face immediately. Take a little powder in the puff, shake off the excess and start powdering below the eyes. Don't forget to powder both sides of your
nose near the bridge. Move to the eyes. Apply black matt finish liner in one outward stroke. Immediately draw a parallel line with brown eye shadow and lightly blend the two in an upward motion. Similarly work thelower lid too. Now apply black or brown mascara with light strokes on upper and lower lashes. Apply the desired shade of lipstick. Choose a shade as close to your natural lip colour as possible. Add a tinge of gloss. Outline with a lip liner. Finally shade your face with four shade of light to dark tones. Highlight cheekbones, temples, cleft and and jaw line. Use dark shades of blusher to tone down and light shades
to highlight the face as desired.
The exotic festive look
Glam up the enhanced look with a dash of glitter. Dot on gold shadow on the peak of the upper lip and on the lower lip pads. Pat and blend lightly.
-Enhance the eyes with a shade of eye shadow that matches your outfit.
-Dot gold glitter on the eyelid just above the pupil, the temples, cheekbones, chin and shoulders.
-Use body make up on the neck and shoulders.
REMOVING YOUR MAKE UP
Apply baby oil or olive oil to the face in round and upward strokes to loosen up the make up.
-Then wipe with a moist tissue till every speck of make up is removed.
-Take two to three drops of deep cleansing milk in your hands and blend in face and neck. Again clean with a moist tissue.
-Apply a toner with a cotton wool.
-Wet face with warm water , lather a little face wash in hands and apply to face and neck.
-Splash face with cold water and pat dry with a dry tissue. Never use a towel on your face.