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DIY AloeVera Facial..

Hey guys!!! Welcome back. Hope you guys are doing well..

Today I am up with a DIY skincare hack for you guys. Having sensitive skin? Irritated skin?? Extremely dry skin??? or Bumpy skin???? Some of my friends shared with me their experience with facials in salons they were not happy with the results as their skin did not respond well to the products that were used while the facials. So my dear friends who have sensitive skin don’t worry this hack is just for you. So, keep reading.

This is basically a DIY facial that you can do just by collecting some basic and common stuff around you.  And the heart of this DIY is a magical plant. Can you guess which magical plant?? Yes! It’s none other than AloeVera. We all know the diverse benefits of AloeVera. What exactly AloeVera does to our skin?

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AloeVera Plant

  • AloeVera consists of antibacterial & anti-inflammatory properties that fight with bacteria and helps cleaning the clogged pores.
  • Helps in treating damaged skin.
  • Works to cool down skin
  • Soothes irritated skin.
  • Moisturizes skin.
  • Helps healing acne.
  • Reduces dark spots.
  • Rejuvenates & Hydrates skin.
  • Heals wrinkled skin.
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Basic ingredients for DIY AloeVera facial

These are just a few benefits for skin apart from that it is extremely beneficial for hair and body too. So without any further do let’s see what ingredients we need for this DIY AloeVera facial ❤

  • Fresh AloeVera
  • Lemon
  • Plain water
  • Rice Flour
  • Rose water
  • Vitamin E capsules

All the above mentioned ingredients are very easily found nearby you and have multiple benefits.

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Fresh AloeVera gel, lemon, rice flour, vitamin E capsules

What will this DIY AloeVera facial deliver you?

It gives you a supple and glowing skin post facial. You can experience the difference in your skin in just one use. It is very gentle and all natural that definitely doesn’t have any side effect on your skin. It is best suited for sensitive skin. If you continue using AloeVera gel onto your skin it will Thank you by providing beautiful results J I love using Aloe Vera gel for my skin and I am sure will love it too.

 What are the steps of facial?

  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliating
  • Steaming
  • Toning
  • Moisturizing

So we are going to include all these steps in our facial and get a super supple and glowing skin. Let’s get started.

  1. Cleansing

For cleansing we need fresh AloeVera gel and a lemon. Yes cleansing skin is this easy! Take 2 teaspoons of AloeVera gel and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and few drops of rose water to it. Mix it well and massage it on clean face.  Massage well in circular motion to let the goodness of it absorb into your skin. Let it just be for 5 minutes and wipe it off with a clean wet towel or a wet cotton ball.

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AloeVera and lemon

  1. Exfoliating

While doing facial it is extremely important to exfoliate your skin to get rid of all the dead skin cell on your skin and for that we need is AloeVera and Rice flour. Put some rice flour on to the AloeVera and scrub it onto face and if you are using AloeVera gel mix the rice flour to it and use. Rice flour helps in brightening skin and can be used as a mild scrub for sensitive skin. Scrub gently for 2-3 minutes. And let it stay it on your skin while you do the next step Steaming.

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Rice flour and AloeVera

  1. Steaming

So guys this is an optional step. There are many people who are not comfortable with steaming. So if you skip this step wipe your face with wet towel when done with exfoliating.

  1. Toning

After scrubbing my face I like to use a toner and a very mild toner is Rose water. So, you can just spray some rose water after Exfoliating also you can make a toner using AloeVera gel and rose water.

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AloeVera gel and rose water

  1. Moisturizing

The last and the most important step is moisturizing. For that you need 1 Vitamin E capsule. Take some AloeVera gel add in 1 Vitamin E capsule to it and mix it well. Apply it on face and leave it on for good 30 minutes. Vitamin E oil is sticky and can make your skin feel oily but it nourishes your skin a lot and helps you give a soft, supple and moisturized skin. Wash it off with luke warm water after 30 minutes.

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AloeVera and vitamin E capsule

The remaining extracted AloeVera gel i store it in refrigerator for like 3-4 days and apply it every night.

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Fresh AloeVera gel

How often should this facial be done?

You can do this facial once in 15 days.  I also recommend applying fresh AloeVera gel every night to keep skin nourished, irritation free, soft and glowing. Also with regular use of AloeVera gel you can find your skin to be spotless and youthful. Also remember this is not going to happen overnight. Regular use will definitely give you best results.

Thank you for reading and being a part of RavishinglyRadiant ❤

See you guys!! Take care 🙂

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Rice Flour Face Packs..

Welcome back my people…

Everybody wishes to have a radiant spotless and firm skin, but only a few of them really work for it. Are you among those who love using home remedies for a beautiful skin? if Yes keep on reading..

I am sharing with you some of the effective and easy home remedy face mask using a everyday ingredient and it is nothing but RICE! Rice Flour has multiple benefits.

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Rice flour

Using rice flour firms and lightens your skin also it helps in fading sun burns and sun tan, it helps skin from aging, minimizes the pores and keeps skin healthy looking and radiant.

How to Use Rice Flour as a face pack?

There are various ways in which you can make rice flour face packs. I’ve mentioned 2 very effective face packs which have worked really well for me.

Rice flour and lemon face pack

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Rice flour + lemon juice

Ingredients: 2 teaspoons of rice flour, pinch of turmeric (optional), 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice.

Method: In a bowl, add 2 teaspoons of rice flour and a pinch of turmeric. Combine both the ingredients and then add 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice to it. Mix it well and then apply the same all over the face and neck. Rinse it off with normal water after 15-20 minutes. Apply moisturizer after washing the face as lemon juice can cause dryness.

You can repeat the process twice a week. The ingredients present in face pack can help fade away the dark spots and make the skin clear and bright.Also we know that lemon juice has vitamin C and aids in clearing blemishes and pigmentation.

Rice flour and aloe vera gel face pack

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Rice flour + aloe vera gel

Ingredients: 2 tablespoon of rice flour, 2 teaspoons of fresh aloe vera gel.

Method: In a bowl, add 2 teaspoons of rice flour. Then extract gel from the fresh aloe vera plant and add 2 teaspoons of gel to the bowl (can use any aloe vera gel) mix both the ingredients to form a thick paste. apply the paste on the area of face and neck. Let it dry for 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off with water. Apply this pack twice  a week. This face pack works best when it comes to making the skin tone even and cleaning the impurities from the skin.This also helps in tightening the skin

You can also choose any of the following ingredients to mix with rice flour for getting a even tone and radiant skin.

  • Cucumber juice (for minimizing pores and improving complexion)
  • Orange juice       (for getting rid of sun tan and grainy skin)
  • Yogurt                  (for purifying skin)
  • Rose water          (for cooling effect and clear skin)
  • Tomato  juice     (for getting rid of sun tan)
  • Milk                     (for firming and controlling aging of skin)

Apply the any of your preferred mask and once dried very gently massage and wash it off. Avoid being harsh this can cause damage to your skin.

Above listed ingredients shouldn’t be applied on cuts or bruises.

Increase Vitamin rich diet to hydrate your skin from the inside.

Do not expect instant results. Apply these packs for at least a month or two for getting desired results.

I’ve got good results by using these remedies.

Share with me your experience if you have used rice flour face pack and if not used definitely try these to achieve a skin that you dream for.

See you soon guys! Take care 🙂

BEAUTY OF ESSENTIAL OILS.

Hey! So here you are my beautiful people. Here’s something I’ll love to share with you guys today.

We often be stressed in life due to a lot of reasons.

Can you imagine there could be one solution to all your problems? Guess what?? There is..

ESSENTIAL OILS.

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Essential oils

Another word for essential oil is Magic it does wonders. May it be your skin ,hair, anxiety, depression, migraines, insomnia, muscle pain & much more.

What exactly Essential oils mean?

So, in simple words Essential oils are natural compounds that are extracted from plants. These oils are obtained by distillation process via steam, water or mechanical methods. These oils capture the plants scent & flavor which is “essence”. Essential oils have a beautiful & natural essence & also they are really essential, maybe that’s the reason why they are called essential oils.

Essential oils  have  Antiseptic  and  Anti depressing  properties.

These oils are immensely concentrated which is the reason it should not be directly applied over body. They are to be used by blending together with carrier oils, gels, creams.

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CARRIER OILS “Grape seed oil, Coconut oil, Vitamin E capsules/oil, Castor oil”

Also essential oils can be diluted with rose water or plain water and then used as a mist on face or body.

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Rose water

Well there are a variety of essential oils having diverse benefits.So I’ve listed them for you and will be sharing  the benefits of must have Essential oils.

  • Tea tree Essential oil
  • Lemon Essential oil
  • Ylang ylang Essential oil
  • Lavender Essential oil
  • Peppermint Essential oil
  • Frankincense Essential oil
  • Patchouli Essential oil
  • Cinnamon Essential oil
  • Eucalyptus Essential oil
  • Geranium Essential oil
  • Turmeric Essential oil
  • Basil Essential oil
  • Cypress Essential oil
  • Curry leaf Essential oil
  • Clary sage Essential oil
  • Kanuka Essential oil
  • Terragon Essential oil
  • Garlic Essential oil
  • Onion Essential oil
  • Ginger Essential oil                                                                                                   Using them all is not practically possible. So here are some must have essential oils with their benefits.Starting with the most known essential oil..
  1. TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL
  • Tea tree oil fights acne.Yes acne! All you’ve to do is take some aloe vera gel add 1-2 drops of tea tree essential oil mix well & apply on acne & pimples on face & body. Within 2-3 days acne tends to dry & then there’s you saying them Bye – Bye.
  • Can also be used if having acne over your scalp (apply mixing with any carrier oils).
  • Can be used as beard oil by mixing with olive oil.
  • Removes Lice.
  • Insect Repellent (add few drops to water & spray).
  1. LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL

Pimples can be treated by some way or other but then the scars? Duh! Lemon essential oil is here for the rescue.

  • Add few drops in aloe Vera gel or add few drops in any night cream or moisturizer that you use before going to bed.
  • For Blackheads: Baking soda+coconut oil+lemon essential oil (apply leave it for good 15 minutes and wash off).
  • Large pores: add few drops with rose water, can be used as a toner.
  1. LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL

One oil multiple benefits:

  • Dry skin: Add some lavender oil to your day cream or moisturizer it’ll not only prevent dryness but also have a mild fragrance leaving skin soft and healthy.
  • Dark circles: Add few drops of lavender oil in aloe vera gel & gently massage under eye area.
  • Dandruff: Take some coconut/olive oil add 10 drops of lavender oil. Massage scalp for few minutes. Consistent use will clear dandruff .
  • Peaceful sleep, fights anxiety, insomnia: Just dab some lavender oil to your pillow before you sleep.It’s mild and soothing fragrance works as antidepressant and helps you relax.
  • Chakra healing: Apply on crown, third eye and throat by mixing carrier oil and lavender oil.
  • Bathing: Can be added to water while bathing.
  • Can be used Aromatically as a perfume or a room freshener: For perfume take a drop of oil and apply it behind ears and on wrist, for room freshener add  lavender oil in water  and use it by spraying in corners.
  1. YLANG YLANG ESSENTIAL OIL
  • Improves blood flow.
  • Reduces Stress and blood pressure.
  • Anxiety reducer.
  • You can inhale this oil for reducing anxiety and getting above specified benefits.
  1. FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL
  • Antioxidant rich .
  • Can be mixed with water and used as a toner.
  • Can be mixed with carrier oils & used to massage which helps in controlling body ache.
  1. ROSE ESSENTIAL OIL
  • Brightens skin.
  • Removes dark spots (to be used with aloe vera gel or creams).
  1. CHAMOMILE ESSENTIAL OIL
  • It benefits inner harmony, decreases irritability, over thinking, anxiety & worries (inhale or dab on pillow).
  1. EUCALYPTUS ESSENTIAL OIL
  • Works well for growing beard (mix few drops of eucalyptus oil with olive oil and massage on beard).
  1. GARLIC ESSENTIAL OIL
  • Common cold (can be inhaled or mixed with olive oil and applied on throat).
  1. TERRAGON ESSENTIAL OIL
  • Terragon oil is most effective on insomnia (inhale or dab on pillow).

So these are must have essential oils.You can choose them according to your needs and get your hands on them.

Yes yes! So now where do you buy it from? Which brands? And how much does it cost?

So, I recommend using “Nykaa Naturals essential oils” which you will be getting on www.nykaa.com priced at Rs.350 for 10 ml and you can grab them while there are discounts on.

Also I recommend using brand “Good Vibes” which  you will only be getting on www.purplle.com prices vary as per the variety of oils. Good vibes essential oils always have a discount on them .

I’ve personally used some of the above oils and  I am absolutely loving them. Tea tree oil, lemon oil and lavender oil are my personal favorites. So what are you waiting for???

Looking forward to your views & your favorites.

Adios, Until next time.

#loveyourself #pamperyourself.