Friday, 26 July 2013

How to Look Beautiful With Five Easy Steps!

I know, this seems too broad a topic, and it goes against the whole purpose of my blog which is giving you homemade remedies on how to help your external beauty. However, I thought that it is very important that I should put it out there so you, the visitor of my blog, can know what I believe true beauty is. It's not about having a giant bust, or perfect hair and skin, or expensive clothing. It's about being yourself and being confident in who you are. It's about exaggerating what you like about yourself and improving what you don't like. That doesn't mean you should shove it in people's faces (always mind your modesty). But it means embracing who you are and always finding ways to improve yourself.
So for this post, I'd like to give out some tips on how to stay confident and look the best that you can. Happiness makes you the prettiest person in the world!

Five Tips on How to Look Beautiful;
1) Always Smile - A smile can make anybody's day and it expresses what kind of person you are. You will attract people to you just by your upbeat look and confidence. And I know it's hard to smile sometimes, but smiling even when you're feeling down can help improve your mood overall by "tricking" yourself to be happy. So always find opportunities to smile =D
2) Always be kind - In my opinion, if I were to meet the most physically attractive person in the world and find out that they're rude, my interest would just go down to nothing. And a lot of good and trustworthy friends I've met throughout my entire life would completely agree with me. Being nice to others is always an attractive quality and it radiates your good qualities inside and out.
3) Be healthy - Being healthy and staying in shape is a major stepping stone in order to be the best that you can be and in finding happiness and confidence. Try to find little ways to be healthy, such as cutting out junk food, going for a walk everyday, incorporating fruit and veggies into your diet a little bit at a time, etc. It's the little things that count.
4) Find clothing that compliments your figure - Before people get to know you, they normally judge you based on what you wear and how you present yourself externally. It's just the way the world works. So try to find something you like that exaggerates your good qualities and tucks away the ones you dislike, but within appropriate means. Try to lean away from exposing yourself TOO much (if you know what I mean) because you will get the wrong kind of attention..
5) Stay CLEAN - I cannot say this enough, especially for kids going through puberty. Take a shower everyday, brush and floss your teeth, use deodorant, and keep your nails nice and neat to maintain a fresh countenance. By doing this, others will know you take good care of yourself.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Homemade Mask for Healthy, Silky Hair!

Everybody has their bad hair days. You get up in the morning, look in the mirror, and notice that your hair has just decided to be dull before school, work, or a big event. But there's a simple solution that can minimize the amount of these treacherous days and also get rid of them altogether by simply using an hour of your life 3 times a month. This is done by using a natural, homemade hair mask that basically costs cents to make.

1) One or two eggs, depending on how long your hair is.
2) PLAIN yogurt, preferably organic. Add around 3 tablespoons.
3) Rosemary Oil, Almond oil, or Olive oil *Be creative with this one. I personally prefer rosemary oil because it has the most benefits, but any other works just as excellent. Add about 3 tablespoons of this.
4) Honey =D My favorite. You need about 5 tablespoons of this miraculous sweetener.

Instructions for making the hair mask; 
1) Take two bowls. One large one for the hair mask and one smaller one for the egg yolks.
2) Take eggs and crack them open. Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. You are going to be using the egg whites for this hair mask. Discard the egg yolks (put them in the bowl for convenience while cracking the eggs).
3) Add all the other ingredients in and whisk it all together with a fork.
4) Voila, you have your hair mask!

Instructions for applying the hair mask; 
1) Apply the hair mask generously throughout your hair and scalp while brushing your hair with your fingertips.
2) Put a plastic bag over your hair and wait 20-40 minutes.
3) Take a shower and rinse it out. Apply shampoo to get rid of the oil.
4) Enjoy silky smooth hair!

TIP* For even better results, rinse out your hair after your shower with a liter of water with 100mL of apple cider vinegar. This leaves your hair even smoother and more voluminous.
TIP* Use this hair mask no more than once a week.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Get Rid of Pimple Redness Within an Hour!

As a teenager, these are one of the most annoying and reoccurring things in day to day life. Especially before an important event or just heading out and accidentally running into your crush with a big red spot on your face. Here are a few natural and easy ways to get rid of pimples and redness.

But first, a few important tips; 
1) You've heard this a million times and most likely have ignored this warning (I'm personally guilty as well). DON'T TOUCH YOUR FACE. It ALWAYS makes it worse. Just don't do it. Don't.
2) Apply ice to the affected area. It reduces swelling and redness. I like to use a kind of freezie ice cream to make it more fun. Just because. 
3) Wash your face two times daily with a face wash. It is best to use these treatments after you have washed your face. 

4 Awesome Things That Get Rid of Annoying Pimples; 
1) Stuff with caffeine - My favorite is coffee. But tea will work as well. Mix used ground up coffee beans and  honey. You may apply it to the affected area or all over your face. It reduces redness and swelling and contains with many other benefits for your skin as well. 
2) Oregano Oil - Apply a small amount directly to the affected area. Do NOT spread on face unless mixed with some other oil such as almond or olive. Oregano is proven to reduce swelling, redness, and is anti-bacterial.
3) Tea Tree Oil - It smells bad to most people, but it works quick. Apply it to the affected area and only the affected area. Tea tree oil is anti-bacterial and proven to work against acne, swelling, and redness. 
4) Eye drops - Eye drops reduce redness and swelling temporarily on the skin the same way it does for the eye, by constricting the blood vessels. Note, this is only TEMPORARY. But it should last for several hours and is a quick fix before heading out.