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  QUICK HERBAL TIPS - by Editor

Down the ages, Indian women have used simple, effective home-made remedies to look after their skin.

Skin Cleanser:
Found in your own kitchen is a simple, chemical free cleanser good ol unboiled milk. All you need to do is dip a piece of cotton wool in milk and wipe your face with it. It also cleans unseen dirt and goes down into your pores. Another fine cleanser is almond oil, especially effective in protecting the delicate skin under the eyes.

Skin Moisturizer:
For normal skin care, you can take 1 cup of yogurt, 1 tablespoon orange juice and 1 tablespoon lemon juice and mix it into a paste.  Apply it on your face as a mask and keep it on for 15 minutes.  Then clean it off with a wet tissue watch your complexion glow.  For dry skin, you could use a mixture of cooked oatmeal and honey; it will not only help moisturize the skin but also acts as a good cleansing agent.

Skin Nourishment and Bleach:
For nourishing your face try a protein mask.  You can prepare this mask by first soaking 1 tablespoon urad dal and 4 almonds in water overnight and then grinding them into a paste. You can then apply this protein mask to your face and wash it off after half an hour. This exceptional protein mask will not only nourish the skin but also bleach it. 

Wrinkle Prevention and Softer Skin:
To prevent wrinkles and soften your skin, you could try pure castor oil; it is known to slow down the aging process of the skin.

Skin Conditioner:
Another simple and excellent skin conditioner that can be made out of 1 tbsp. honey blended with 2 tbsp. cream (of milk). Leave it on for a few minutes and wash it off. It works like magic. 

Skin Blemishes:
For skin blemishes, you can try rubbing a raw potato on your face.

Sun-Protection Lotion:
It's summer time. Time to cool off. So let's wind up with a good home-made sun-protection lotion. Take cucumber juice and equal amounts of glycerine and rose water and make a concoction. This should be refrigerated. Try it, it's really cool.

The Indian beauty has a hundred tips up her sleeve, so visit us again for some more beauty secrets next week.

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Name: Sajini
City:   Pune
Comments:   The tip about nourishing and bleaching the skin is mentioned in your beauty tips, but using urad dal & almonds as bleaching - will the tiny hair on the face turn golden and look bad since after bleaching normally the hair turns golden in colour.
Name: kalpsun
City:   uae
Comments:   i always tie my hair at the back will u pls suggest some knots,so that i can do it.it is very hot here and sweats lot.so pls advice
Name: Sajini
City:   Pune
Comments:   For bleaching and nourishing you said use almonds, but what about the hair over u r face, will that turn golden and look bad.
Name: usha devi
City:   bangalore(india)
Comments:   i have lot of white hairs so as to cover i request u to give me proper prportion of making henna
Name: Roshni
City:   Ipoh,Malaysia
Comments:   Real good advices, great Job. Please mail me more advices and tips to keep skin healthy and beautyful
Name: manpreet
City:   Australia
Comments:   Hi there, i m manpreet from Australia, i m having problems with my hair on the face, i have used a bleeching cream, but it makes my hair on the face, kind of golden color and my hair don't get mixed up with my skin. can u give me a tip on how to remove my hair from my face naturally. thanks..........mail back soon plz.
Name: anu
City:   ahmedabad
Comments:   its good. give me some tips on sun-burns & how tp prevent it
Name: nalini
City:   chicago
Comments:   best remedy to hide grey hairs. would like info
Name: ritu
City:   mumbai
Comments:   i,like the others am curious to know if ur bleaching method will turn the hair on face golden
Name: kissa sims
City:   Forest park
Comments:   I would like more information on bleaching the skin.
Name: Katie hennessy
City:   lancaster
Comments:   i have a major pimple proble,thanks for cureing it!
Name: katie hennessy
City:   LA
Comments:   thanks you thak u thhank you~
Name: Menu
City:   AU
Comments:   hi, i m manjinder from AU, i have too much black skin on my face after the birth of my five month baby boy. pls give me tips NULLNULLNULLNULLNULLNULLNULLNULLNULLNULLNULLNULLNULLNULL
Name: heena choudhary
City:   delhi
Comments:   hi! i am heena here i hav black scars on my legs which looks very badfrom one side my leg is plane and from other side black spots . plz giv me tipsNULLNULLNULLNULLNULLNULLNULLNULLNULLNULLNULLNULLNULLNULLNULLNULLNULLNULLNULL
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Name: Lillie
City:   LA
Comments:   Thankyou so much for your valuable service to public.
Name: Geetha Patil
City:   Ottawa, Canada
Comments:   Very Good Site!!! Good tips for sken care.
Name: sofi
City:   UAE
Comments:   i'm getting married in 2 weeks time. i'm having a dark complexion. Could u suggest any homemade remedy which i can follow for a brighter complexion
Name: jaya
City:   delhi
Comments:   thanx for ur tips.but pls tell me something to remove hair from my face but it should be natural.and my skin is a normal type not very oily nor very dry but if i use anything on my face pimples appear.pls mail me some tips to get rid of my pob
Name: Abida
City:   Pakistan
Comments:   hi,my problem is regarding pimples,i use to have very fresh skin but after i had done an experiment of electrolysis it has gone way too...really dont have words how to explain.n after that pimple appeared on my face which left the black spots,i have consulted lots of skin specialists but it aint getting any better.plz suggest me tips to get rid of this problem N that i would also look fresh as i was before.Thanks
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Name: MANDY
City:   CANADA
Comments:   HEY U HAVE GREAT INFO. THANKS GUYS.
Name: sujatha
City:   singapore
Comments:   hi this is great info site. i have hairs on my face. can you give me some home made remedies. that i can remove or bleach. thankyou
Name: anju
City:   del
Comments:   hi..its a good site..but plz give me same home made ramedies to my dull hairs to make my hairs shiny..thank you
Name: akila
City:   chennai
Comments:   this site is very useful for me.can u give me how to remove black dots in face. thanku.
Name: tajinder
City:   canada
Comments:   your home tips are really good and give more home tips to get rid of white hairs and hairs on face
Name: susi
City:   malaysia
Comments:   i will be really thankful if any has any tip on making remedy for pimply skin (powder form)
Name: Ru
City:   Jhb
Comments:   Hi there, I have lots of dark patches on my face, can you please advise me on what to use. Thanx
Name: Eve Roldan
City:   Philippines
Comments:   Pls give me tips on how to control having white hair at this age. Am only 34 years old. I also would want to know how to whiten the neck of my son. He used to be very fat since baby, so now he has black neck.
Name: krista
City:   Penang, Malaysia
Comments:   great article. love your website.
Name: fantazia
City:   freeport
Comments:   I have really oily skin, what can I do to illimate this. Also, I have alot of dark scars on my face from using hair pins and fingernails to burst pimples, what can I do to remove them. And I work in the sun all day and my skin has become very discolored please help me to even out my skin tone again and lighten up my skin color again. what is urad dalNULL
Name: laila
City:   philadelphia, Pa
Comments:   i think your site is great, and full of great and safe tips...i was wondering if you knew how to get rid of stretch marks on the skinNULL..thankyou :)
Name: sheeba
City:   chennai
Comments:   pls let me no how to whiten skin, from the kitchen products
Name: heena
City:   mumbai
Comments:   The tip about nourishing and bleaching the skin is mentioned in your beauty tips,will my hairs turn golden after using it,cause it normally does after bleaching.
Name: reshma
City:   bangalorea
Comments:   am 24 and wrinkles have started to appear on my forehead.mymarriage is next month.pls suggest a solution.
Name: sunitha
City:   chennai
Comments:   it is verry useful. pls give us more tips for improving complexion
Name: tulsi sharma
City:   sacramento ca usa
Comments:   i like this site,very useful.please tell me more about getting rid of black spots(chaiya)on my face.
Name: john ryan
City:   crawley (england)
Comments:   i wanted 2 know abit more about some of the face remadies
Name: Neha
City:   Bangalore
Comments:   I have black pigmentation and dark pimple marks on my face. My neck is fairer than my face. Kindly suggestNULL
Name: Shyla
City:   Bangalore
Comments:   Can u pls. give me suggestions on improving the my skin colour. Since I have dark tan marks on my face. Thank u
Name: rani
City:   Libya
Comments:   I have a problem which started last year my face was so clear but suddenly it changed so much it became so much pimples and scares and pale ,dull as i went to the beach last week and got a burned skin red with rashes and black plz advice me something.thank you
Name: mimi
City:   cheltenham
Comments:   Hi! Regarding the use of castor oil on your face,I have some resevations.Castor oil is gt for hair and so if one uses it on skin obviously that part of the skin will become hairy.What do you thinkNULL
Name: Heather
City:   midwest city, oklahoma
Comments:   great page! but my skin gets oiley very quick, any adviseNULL
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City:   kuala Lumpur
Comments:   ur site is great!Can i get more tips to whiten the skin also for youthful looking!
Name: gita
City:   delhi
Comments:   do you have any solution to remove facial hairNULL
Name: farnk
City:   mumbai
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Name: Vidya
City:   Madras
Comments:   I would like to know if I use urad dal and Almond on my face will it turn my facial hair into golden colourNULL I would even like to know if honey has such effects. I would be grateful if you could answer my questions. Thank you.
Name: Madhu
City:   Michigan
Comments:   Your site has really simple but effective remediies for many health and beauty problems. I have a problem where I keep getting a lot of pimples at age 27 years . Kindly do advice me regarding face care and general good health of facial skin
Name: dimpi
City:   mumbai
Comments:   pls tell me how to bleach or remove my facial hair naturally
Name: mayank jain
City:   pune
Comments:   hello! i m 21 yrs boy , my skin is black n have some black spots also i have got some tips from here, i will try that but if u get some more pls mail me. my skin type is oily.
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