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Natural Beauty

By : | 19 Comments | On : February 26, 2013 | Category : Tips


These beauty tips is for you if you are determined to take care of yourself and want to make the most of your natural good looks. When you’re quite frankly bewildered, or even completely bogged down by the claims and promised of the cosmetics world, it pays to get back to basics.

Remember that every beauty problem has a practical, natural solution.  Every woman who believes that a little effort and knowledge can make her more attractive and confident, whatever her good and bad points, will find this tips infinitely more valuable than an unlimited supply of make-up and skin care products.  It can be the key to new horizons, to new ways of seeing yourself, as well as to a new look and a new lifestyle.

Hair, skin, eyes, teeth and nails can all reflect the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, while home-made cosmetics will enhance your good looks.

Every part of the body can reflect the bonus of using natural ingredients both as part of the diet and in a beauty routine.  No woman can be truly beautiful unless she adopts a healthy approach to eating as a way of life.  The ideal daily diet should provide an adequate intake of all the essential nutrients for optimum health and vitality.  It should b e high in proteins, vitamins, minerals and essential oils and controlled in calories.  And you will find that the foods that do you good inside are often the same ones that do you good outside as well.  Just as a diet planned for beauty can work miracles, so can topical application (that is, application to the body’s surface) of many of the ingredients.  More and more cosmetic manufacturers are becoming aware of this, and are including the best of basics – things like fruit and vegetables, herbs and honey – in their formulate.  Skin care and make-up items are meant to enhance our natural good looks, and not cover them up.  Very often it’s the simplest preparation which is the secret of gloriously healthy skin or hair or nails.

One sure way of looking after your appearance and deriving a lot of satisfaction from doing so, is to make some of your own beauty preparations from the fresh and wholesome foods in your kitchen and garden – the hedgerow too.  It’s fun and it certainly saves money, as all the ingredients are usually to hand.  Even if you are limited for space, herbs are easily grown in a window box.  And remember that an overripe piece of fruit can be used up in an instant face mask.

For those with sensitive skin, home-made products are often much gentler than the over-the-counter variety.  If you are allergic to any of the commercial ingredients, then using natural substances makes sense.  But remember it is possible, though rare, to be allergic to certain natural foods, whether eaten or applied externally.  If you do find that your skin reacts to any natural ingredient, stop using it.  The cosmetic recipes in this article are given in quantities which will stay fresh for a reasonable length of time, but please note that they will not keep indefinitely.

Larder and kitchen cupboard basics offer a simple solution to many beauty problems and are extremely useful in emergencies.

Five ml (1 teaspoon) of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR diluted in glass of water to be drunk at mealtime helps reduce tooth plaque.

BICARBONATE OF SODA serves as an emergency tooth cleanser; as a cure for lip blisters – powder the blister with it every few hours; and softens water for washing the face.

BRAN makes a good soap substitute.  Moisten hands, dip into the bran and rub thoroughly all over palms and the backs too.  The bran cleans and softens at the same time.  Rinse away and feel the smoothness.  BRAN and OATMEAL make excellent dry shampoos.  Use about 115ml (1/2 cupful) of either or a mixture of both, and sprinkle through the hair; gently massage hair and scalp for two to three minutes.  Brush out.

GRANULATED SUGAR makes a marvellous, slightly abrasive cleanser for dirt-ingrained hands. Take 5ml (1 teaspoon) of sugar and put it into the palm of your hand, mix it with a few drops of oil (vegetable oil) and massage your fingers with the solution.

MINERAL WATER is an ideal skin freshener.  Decant some into a natural spray container and use to tone your complexion after cleansing, to set make-up, or simply to refresh you, in hot season.

OLIVE OIL softens and nourishes the skin.  Heat 15ml (3 tablespoon) carefully, making sure it does not get too hot.  Pour into a bowl wide enough to take both hands; then you can use every precious drop, massing for five minutes or so. Then tissue off any excess and, ideally, refrain from washing hands for an hour or two.

The peel of ORANGES and LEMONS rubbed over the skin of the body makes it soft and velvety.  GRAPEFRUIT halves, from which the pulp has been removed, can be added to the bath-water for a skin-bleaching and refreshing bath.

Five ml (1 teaspoon) of POWDERED SKIMMED MILK mixed with a beaten egg white makes a toning and whitening face mask.  Spread evenly on face and leave for 10 minutes.  Rinse the face with cold water.

A handful of SEA SALT, added to the bath water, invigorates and refreshes. Alternatively, make a paste using 230ml (1 cupful) of sea salt and warm water and apply all over for a tingling body massage.  Stand in the bath or shower to wash off the salt mixture.

VINEGAR makes an excellent mouthwash: use equal parts vinegar and water.  When applied as an after-shampoo rinse, it ensures soap-free glossy hair; this is particularly effective for a brunette.  Add 230ml (1 cupful) of vinegar to the bath to make it tonic and refreshing; or simply use as a footbath.

  1. posted by Splash Log Level 2 Again on Mar 15, 2013

    For me Natural beauty is when you look beautiful without makeup and without even having to do your eyebrows etc etc.
    The majority of celebrities out there have had some kind of plastic surgery so they are not naturally beautiful. So for me Natural beauty is when you dont even have to try very hard. But this is my own opinion I want to know yours. Thank you :-)
    @jonatahan l- Im not sure but I think Alicia keys has had some surgery done, But im not sure, i just remeber reading it somewhere although she is very beautiful.

  2. posted by Caltel T on Mar 17, 2013

    Alright first off, don’t tell me to google it. I tried. It didn’t really get me anywhere.
    It mostly didn’t work because they are all just beauty pageants not *natural* beauty pageants. There’s a difference; the natural ones are ones where you aren’t allowed to wear make-up or get a spray tan and such.
    Me and my best friend really wanna participate in one!

  3. posted by Clayton Cottrell on Mar 17, 2013

    Or it just depends on how one applies it? I don’t understand women who mention “natural beauty” when makeup is mentioned. I don’t care what men say about makeup since they’re not the ones wearing it. But what’s the bitterness behind women who don’t wear makeup towards women who wear makeup? If they don’t know how to apply makeup, or they don’t have fashion sense at all, they should say so, instead of making an excuse that they prefer “natural beauty”. I really don’t understand their aversion towards makeup and women wearing it. They act as if makeup is permanent like a boob job.

  4. posted by Dr Hank on Mar 18, 2013

    Hello, I am trying to find out about some great ALL NATURAL beauty products, toiletries, cosmetics, etc. So far I know of: Aveeno, Neutrogena, Burt’s Bees, Origins, and Garden Girl. Are there any that you can not live without???

  5. posted by sean on Mar 18, 2013

    im looking for a good skin care product. i have a hard time finding anything that works well for me, because i have oily skin, so most stuff just dries out my skin and makes it worse. so yeah, any recommendations are helpful. thanks! =D
    i’ve already tried proactive and found that it didn’t help any more than stuff you can buy from the drug store for a wayy cheaper price.

  6. posted by Vultre9 on Mar 18, 2013

    I’m interested in trying a natural beauty pageant, but I’ve never tried one. I have no idea if they are expensive or how much they cost. Does anyone know of any natural pageant ls in the south bay area? (California) Can anyone help me?

  7. posted by Noe R on Mar 18, 2013

    I was wondering if anyone had any information or experience in this. I have started making my own natural beauty procts such as lip balm, shampoo, face cleaners, baby products etc.

    What do i have to do legally first to sell my products in ontario? I dont want to sell alot at first just trying to test the market.

    Do i have to get my product FDA approved? Any infor would help
    Thank you

  8. posted by Wooooody on Mar 19, 2013

    I have had acne for about seven years, and now that I am 17 I really I want clear skin. I’ve tried Proactiv and Clearasil but I am allergic to them both and Akin just hasn’t worked at all. If anyone can recommend skin care products that actually work that would be great. Also keeping in mind that I live in Australia, so some products that are in America or the UK may not be avaliable over here.

  9. posted by Bryant B on Mar 21, 2013

    what ever happened to natural beauty?

    today’s ideal in America is big boobs (not big enough? lets stuff silicone in them!), blonde hair, a sloped nose, blue eyes, and lots of make up.

    I mean how sad is it that a girl feels she needs to get surgery to become a clone just to feel pretty?

    I want to know why we stopped appreciating natural beauty. the natural womanly shape, and everything we were born with, or at least things that compliment what we were born with instead of making us look like porn stars. your thoughts on this? what do YOU think is pretty?

  10. posted by Daniel on Mar 21, 2013

    I want to start a business selling homemade natural beauty products such as facial masks, cleansers, and makeup. I want to advertise but don’t want it to be expensive. I know I should start a website, so what are some free website hosting services that I can use besides geocities and myspace for until I can use a real domain? Thanks.

    Please no rude, inappropriate, or irrelevant answers, as they will be reported. Remember, 10 points to best answer!

  11. posted by brincks26 on Mar 22, 2013

    ok guys and gals tell me i’m beautiful/hot what have you and I don’t wear makeup at all. I want to know how to play up my natural beauty with makeup but still look natural. does that make sense? how should i go about that?

  12. posted by floydian8717 on Mar 22, 2013

    Like many other places reknown for its natural beauty; the growth of tourism, large influx of tourists and its support services and industry has seemed to change Alaska from a place of natural wonder into a facade of its former self to play to the tourism industry and tourists.

  13. posted by evil chevy on Mar 22, 2013

    I swear I saw one online, that instead of having a glitzy jewel, instead had a matte finished brown or black to look more like a natural beauty mark. I want to use this for possible job interviews to hide the fact that i have a piercing. Think I can get away with it? Any advice for a monroe piercing in a professional world?

  14. posted by Marshal on Mar 23, 2013

    I’ve heard guys say they prefer natural beauty, but it seems like alot of the time girls with a lot of makeup on is what they find sexy. Do men really like light makeup on a girl?

  15. posted by RuMKilleR on Mar 23, 2013

    i have heard people put fake pencil dots on their face but i dont really know why?? i have two natural beauty spots on the left side of my face near my lips, what does it show?
    :) x

  16. posted by Sonny on Mar 23, 2013

    she has the natural beauty. i think she can do it. but i have never done this before! where do i sign her up? how much will it cost? she really wants to do it. help.

  17. posted by vanvark83 on Mar 24, 2013

    Do u prefer a girl with natural beauty as in not having to wear any makeup. If not plz say the reason why, and if so, please say wat kind of makeup is OK to wear.

  18. posted by Big Banger on Mar 25, 2013

    Alright first off, don’t tell me to google it. I tried. It didn’t really get me anywhere.
    It mostly didn’t work because they are all just beauty pageants not *natural* beauty pageants. There’s a difference; the natural ones are ones where you aren’t allowed to wear make-up or get a spray tan and such.
    Me and my best friend really wanna participate in one!

  19. posted by Derek on Mar 28, 2013

    Is it a let down to find out that an attractive woman has an unnatural hair color? Is natural beauty a big deal? Deal breaker?

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