Are Fragrances harmful

Are Fragrances harmful ?     What a sweet scent !? We all love to stop at the Fragrance store in the mall. But these Fragrances are the famous allergens in the Western Countries because of their usage. Fragrance ingredients can cause itchy, scaly skin, painful skin allergies, create cold and sneezing, worsen asthma,. Not just artificial, synthetic fragrance ingredients, even high concentrations of natural oils from citrus peel, lavender, tea tree etc, can cause harmful side effects. 1 in 50 People suffer from immune system damage from synthetic fragrances and from endocrine system damage due to a high volume of phthalates- industrial chemicals used to make synthetic musks, these may damage the ecosystems, according to Greenpeace research. It is best to choose natural fragrances. When you buy these, without synthetic ingredients, you also support farmers and people harvesting these plant-based ingredients. The environment is definitely not touched as the harmful industrial wastes are reduced.     Shopping Tips: Read carefully the ingredient list on every bottle or container of personal products you are opting to it a hair oil, a body lotion, a baby cream or even a soap...every item carries FRAGRANCE.lipsticks and lipbalms also have this culprits hidden. Not every company reveals all the contents, then look for words like 'Free from Sulphates, SLS, Phthalates, Parabens, Petrochemicals, Animalproducts, Propylene glycol, Synthetic or Artificial Fragrance....just the word fragrance in the contents list hides numerous harmful chemicals. Choose FRAGRANCE FREE products whenever possible. USDA ORGANIC, NSF/ ANSI 305 'contains organic' and NPA Natural Certifications as these prohibit usage of synthetic scents. Following websites of Natural Perfumers Guild such as and of NGOs working for better health and environment such as will guide one to avoid the toxic products and live a healthy and happy life. - Prathyusha

Avoid too much use of Antibacterial products

  Avoid too much use of Antibacterial products     Antibacterial hand-sanitizers have become so necessary in Hospitals, in every household everytime an infant is born, in every diaper bag, at every public toilet in the Western countries, and they are widely available in every departmental store...many find them easy to use for sanitation, and also in cities where water supply problems exist. But research says that Anti-bacterial Hand Sanitizers, and even a simple Antibacterial soap is not good to use often. They tend to kill the disease fighting agents in human bodies..too much use of such soaps, hand wash liquids and sanitizers is not good. Most of these products contain Triclosan, an ingredient that is used to reduce or prevent bacterial contamination. Sametime, Triclosan has been found untested for its toxicity on human health. It has been lately found in the cord blood of newborns and urine cultures of many pregnant women....Triclosan is actually toxic to fish and other aquatic beings and is said to have endocrine-disrupting characteristics, which can affect growth and hormonal development. American Chemical Society has created a new report on the findings of this chemical in newborns and pregnant women. It is used more in hand soaps, toothpastes and deodorants too. It has not yet been diagnosed as harmful to humans but generally such tests start with animal testing first, and it is proved that Triclosan is harmful to fish and other aquatic creatures, so why use it still ? Some studies on Bacteria has raised a doubt that Triclosan might be capable of making bacteria resistant to Antibiotics. United States Department of Food And Drug Administration FDA has not proof yet on Triclosan's harmful effects but it is still researching on this aspect. Professionals in this field advise people who are concerned about health much to read the ingredients of any Toiletry item they purchase and proceed asper their discretion to use the product or not. Some famous Consumer product companies have even pledged to phase out this chemical from their products in the next few years. In the past, a study was conducted in Dental products and it was proved that Triclosan can prevent Gingivitis, a Gum disease. However, anyday if Triclosan is proved harmful, we can't reverse the situation. Or, it can also be thought this way, probably, over-use of Triclosan might be harmful, like using it daily, and limited use of it may nit create any health problems...we never know. Any decision w.r.t health and changes should be ones responsibility always...presonal research and keeping an eye on health updates on the web and through Renowned Doctors is very important at every stage of life. ....Pratyusha

పరువాల పాదాల కోసం

    పరువాల పాదాల కోసం       మనలో చాలా మంది అందం విషయంలో ముఖానికిచ్చే ప్రాధాన్యత పాదాలకి ఇవ్వరు. దాని పర్యవసానమే జీవం కోల్పోయిన పాదాలు వాటి వల్ల వచ్చే పగుళ్ళు. మొహం ఎంత అందంగా ఉన్నా పగుళ్లతో నిండిన పాదాలు చూసుకుంటుంటే మనకే బాధగా ఉంటుంది కదా. అందుకే వాటి మీద కూడా శ్రద్ధ  చూపించి పాడాలని కూడా మెరిసేలా చేద్దాం. సాదారణంగా రోజు కాళ్ళని బాగా కడిగి కొద్దిగా నూనే రాసుకుని పడుకునే వారి పాదాలు ఎంతో మృదువుగా కనిపిస్తాయి. ఇలానే ఇంకొన్ని చిట్కా వైధ్యాలతో బ్యూటీ పార్లర్ కి వెళ్ళాల్సిన పని లేకుండానే పాడాలని సంరక్షించుకుందాం.   *  రోజ్ వాటర్, గ్లిజరిన్ సమపాళ్ళలో తీసుకొని దానిలో దూది ముంచి దానిని పాదాలకు రాసి పదిహేను నిమిషాలు ఆరనిచ్చి కడిగెయ్యాలి. ఇలా రెండు రోజులకి ఒకసారి నెల రోజులు చేస్తే చాలు పాదాలు మృదువుగా మారిపోతాయి. *  బొప్పాయి గుజ్జులో నాలుగు చుక్కల నిమ్మరసం కలిపి మర్దనా చేస్తే మడమలకున్న మురికి పోతుంది. క్రమంగా ఇలా చేస్తే మురికి తొలగడమే కాకుండా పగుళ్ళు కూడా దరి చేరవు. *  గోరువెచ్చని  నీటిలో  తేనే వేసి ఆ నీటిలో పాదాలని 20-30 నిమిషాలు ఉంచి తర్వాత కడిగినా మంచి నిగారింపు వస్తుంది. *  రాత్రి పడుకునే ముందు కాళ్ళు శుభ్రంగా కడిగి ఇంట్లో ఉండే వేసలైన్ ని పాదాలకి పట్టించి పడుకోవాలి. ఇలా చేస్తే రెండు మూడు రోజుల్లోనే మీ పాదాలలో వచ్చిన తేడాని మీరే గమనించవచ్చు. *  పాదాలు మృదువుగా తయారవ్వాలంటే నాలుగు చెంచాల ఓట్ మీల్ పొడి, మూడు చెంచాల ఆలివ్ నూనె కలిపి మర్దనా చేసి, అరగంట తరువాత చల్లని నీటితో కడగాలి. దీంతో మృతకణాలు(డెడ్ సెల్స్) కూడా తొలగిపోతాయి. *  అరటిపండుని  గుజ్జులా చేసి దానిని పాదాలకి పట్టించి పదిహేను నిమిషాలు ఆరనిచ్చి గోరువెచ్చని నీటితో కడిగినా మెరిసే పాదాలు మీవి అవుతాయి. * నువ్వుల నూనెను గోరు వెచ్చగా వేడి చేసి రాత్రి పడుకునే ముందు రాసుకుంటే పాదాలు మృదువుగా తయారవుతాయి. *  ఆలివ్ ఆయిల్ లో దూది ముంచి ఆ దూదిని గుండ్రటి ఆకారంలో తిప్పుతూ పాదాలని ఒక పది నిమిషాలు మసాజ్ చేసి సాక్స్ వేసుకుని ఒక అరగంట ఉంచి తర్వాత వేడి నీతితో కడిగినా  చాలు పదాలు మెరిసిపోతాయి. చూసారా పాదాల సంరక్షణకి ఇంట్లోనే ఎన్ని జాగ్రత్తలు తీసుకోవచ్చో. మరి మొదలుపెడదామా ఏదో ఒక చిట్కాని.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ....కళ్యాణి

తేనెలొలికె పెదాలకోసం

                                                                   తేనెలొలికె  పెదాలకోసం     మనం ఎవరితోనైనా మాట్లాడుతుంటే మనకి తెలియకుండానే ఎక్కువగా చూసేది ఎదుటివారి  పెదాలనే అట. దానిని మానసిక శాస్త్రవేత్తలు కూడా ధ్రువీకరించారు. మరి మన పెదాలు పొడిబారిపోయి ఉంటే చూడటానికి బాగోదు కదా. అందుకే కళావిహీనంగా ఉండే పెదాలు ఎర్రటి దొండపండులా  మారిపోవాలంటే కొంత మేజిక్ చెయ్యాల్సిందే. ఒక స్పూన్ పాల మీగడని బీట్రూట్ రసం లేదా దానిమ్మ రసంతో కలపండి, ఈ మిశ్రమాన్ని  పెదాలకు పట్టిస్తే ఎర్రటి మృదువైన  పెదాలని సొంతం చేసుకోవచ్చు. కొంచెం పెరుగులో టమాటా పేస్ట్ ని కలిపి పెదాలకు పట్టిస్తే మంచి ఫలితం ఉంటుంది. తేనె అనేది ఎలాంటి చిట్కాలకైనా  ఉపయోగపడుతుంది,1\2 టీ స్పూన్ తేనెను 1\2 టీ స్పూన్ నిమ్మ రసంతో కలిపి పెదాలకు పట్టిస్తే, పగుళ్ళతో జవసత్వం కోల్పోయిన పెదాలు ఎంతో అందంగా మారిపోతాయి. ఎండుద్రాక్షని రాత్రంతా నీటిలొ నానపెట్టి ఉదయాన్నె ఖాళి కడుపుతో తింటే మంచి సత్ఫలితాల్ని ఇస్తుంది.ఇది కేవలం పెదాలకే కాదు మన ఆరోగ్యానికి కూడా చాలా మంచిది.   గులాబి రేకుల్ని పాలల్లో కలిపి ముద్దగా చేసి పెదాలకు రాసుకుంటే ఊహించని ఫలితాలు పొందవచ్చు. కొబ్బరి నూనె, బాధం నూనె సమపాళ్ళలొ కలిపి పెదాలకి పట్టించి రాత్రంతా ఉంచాలి, ఇలా 2 వారాలు చేస్తే మంచి ఫలితాల్ని పొందవచ్చు. విటమిన్ “ఈ” కలిగి ఉన్న లిప్ క్రీంని రోజు నిద్ర పోయే ముందు పెదవులకు రాసుకుంటే మర్నాటి ఉదయానికి పెదాలు మెత్తగా తయ్యారవుతాయి.  ఇలాంటి చిట్కాలు పాటిస్తూనే శరీరానికి తగినంత నీరు తీసుకోవటం మర్చిపోవద్దు.నీరు ఎంత తాగితే శరీరం అంత నిగనిగలాడుతూ ఉంటుంది.  కళ్యాణి

హెయిర్ పాక్స్

హెయిర్ పాక్స్     ఎవరి జుత్తయిన వత్తుగా నిగనిగలాడుతూ ఉంటే మనసు పారేసుకోని  ఆడవాళ్లు ఉండరనటంలో ఆశ్చర్యం లేదు. అలాంటి శిరోజాలు పొడిబారి జీవం లేకుండా ఉంటే బ్యూటి పార్లర్ కి వెళ్ళాల్సిన అవసరం లేకుండా ఇంట్లోనే హెయిర్ పాక్స్ చేసుకోవటం ఎంతో సులభం. కొంతమంది జుట్టు పొడిబారిపోయి ఉంటే మరికొందరి జిడ్డుగా ఉంటుంది కదా?అలాంటి వారు ఇంట్లో దొరికే వాటితోనే మళ్లీ అందమైన జుట్టుని తమ సొంతం చేసుకోవచ్చు. సాధారణ జుట్టుకి సరిపోయే హెయిర్ ప్యాక్:   కేరట్ శరీరానికే కాదు జుట్టుకి కూడా మంచి బలాన్ని ఇస్తుంది. ఐదు కేరట్ దుంపలని మెత్తగా గ్రైండ్ చేసి పేస్టులాగా తయారుచేసుకోవాలి. ఆ పేస్టుని  జుట్టు మొదళ్ళ నుంచి చివరి దాకా బాగా పట్టించి నలభై నిమిషాల పాటు ఉంచుకొని తర్వాత చల్లని నీటితో కడగాలి.   జిడ్డుగా ఉండే జుత్తు కోసం(oily hair)     మూడు కమలాపండ్ల నుండి తీసిన తొక్కలను(పచ్చివి)  మెత్తగా గ్రైండ్ చేసుకొని, దానిలో ఒక స్పూన్ శెనగపిండి, 1/2 స్పూన్ కాఫీపొడి, ఒక కమలాపండు నుండి తీసిన జ్యూస్ ని అన్నిటిని కలిపి మెత్తటి ముద్దగా చేసుకోవాలి. ఈ మిశ్రమాన్ని జుత్తుకి పట్టించి 25 నిమిషాల పాటు ఉంచి, తరువాత చల్లని నీటితో జుట్టుని కడగాలి.  ఈ విధంగా 15 రోజులకొకసారి మనకి కావలసిన ప్యాక్ ని వేసుకొంటూ ఉంటే జుత్తు అందం రెట్టింపు అవుతుంది.   చుండ్రుని నివారించే హెయిర్ ప్యాక్   గుడ్డులో ఉండే తెల్ల సొనని అరకప్పు పెరుగులో కలిపి అందులో మూడు స్పూన్ల నిమ్మరసం వేసి బాగా కలపాలి. ఈ  మిశ్రమాన్ని తలకు రాసుకుని అరగంట తర్వాత నీతితో కడగాలి. పదిహేను రోజులకొకసారి ఈ ప్యాక్ వేసుకుంటే మంచి ఫలితం ఉంటుంది. నిగనిగలాడే జుట్టు కోసం   నాలుగు స్ట్రాబెర్రీలను మెత్తగా పేస్టు చేసి అందులో రెండు స్పూన్ల పెరుగు కలపాలి. ఈ మిశ్రమాన్ని జుట్టుకి పట్టించి అరగంట ఆరాకా చల్లని నీటితో కడిగెయ్యాలి. ఇలా పదిరోజులకి ఒకసారి ఈ ప్యాక్ వెయ్యటం వల్ల జుట్టు నిగనిగలాడుతూ ఉంటుంది. జుట్టుకి ఎప్పుడు హెన్నా పెట్టుకున్నా లేదా ఎలాంటి ప్యాక్ వేసుకున్నా అదే రోజు షాంపూ వాడటం కన్నా మరుసటి రోజు షాంపూ వాడటం మంచిది.జుట్టుకి సంబంధించిన అన్ని సమస్యలకి మనకి అందుబాటులోనే ఎన్నో నివారణలు కూడా ఉంటాయి,వాటిని కాస్త ఓపికతో తెలుసుకుని అప్లై చేసుకుంటే చాలు,ఒత్తుగా నిగనిగలాడే మన జుట్టుని చూసుకుని మనమే మురిసిపోవచ్చు. - కళ్యాణి

Don't Let Your Hair Remain Oily

  Don't Let Your Hair Remain Oily Oily hair can be the monster on all your important days if you don’t know how to tackle it. Getting to know some interesting and useful tips, will help you avoid a bad hair day. The most important thing to keep in mind is to choose the right shampoo to wash your hair with. You must use one that is specially meant for oily hair. If you find that your hair is getting too dry with such a shampoo, use a suitable conditioner. Remember to apply it only on the shafts of your hair. In case you have oily hair with a dry scalp, a shampoo for oily hair will deal with both the problems. Make sure you take a mild shampoo that is not very harsh your hair. Next in importance, is the need to rinse your hair thoroughly after shampooing it. Leaving it incompletely rinsed will be of great harm to those with oily hair. Experts say that leaving residues of shampoo on the hair after washing it, causes it to attract greater amount of dirt and oil. To avoid this, rinse your hair properly after cleansing it with shampoo. Washing your hair more often can help get rid of the dirt that causes it to become oily. It is advised that people with oily hair must wash every alternate day to prevent dust from settling down on the scalp. There is a particular method of applying shampoo, that you must know. Gently rub the shampoo all over your scalp using your fingers. Make sure no part of your scalp is left out in this process. As simple as they are, these tips can be very useful and will improve your hair to a great extent. Kruti Beesam

A Trip To The Kitchen will make you Pretty

  A Trip To The Kitchen will make you Pretty Today you will discover some interesting methods of enhancing your beauty with the least effort from your end. So, whether it is oily skin, dull and frizzy hair or greying of hair, you will find a solution here. Let us first learn to tackle oily skin. There is a simple solution to this common problem. Massaging your face with iced yoghurt with sugar on it, can improve your skin in this aspect. Follow this with scrubbing your face with orange halves until it gets granular. Wash it off with iced water for best results.   If your skin is dull, tired and dry, there is no need to worry. There is a  simple home remedy that will bring your skin back to life. First, massage your skin thoroughly with papaya. After this, prepare a scrub with oats, honey and cold milk. Washing it with cold water will bring out the results you are looking for.   Frizzy hair could play a major role in spoiling your look even in the best attire. Now that is no longer an unsolvable problem! All you need is a spray made from two slices of lemon and two cups of water. Once you use this spray, there wont be any fly away or dry hair. You will have only beautiful and glossy hair. You no longer have to use expensive brands of hair colour to look younger. Everything you need is available in your kitchen. Some rosemary in two cups of water and two teaspoons of black tea can do the magic. Remember to mix these ingredients with ¼ cup of shampoo each time you wash your hair. These simple tricks can make you prettier than ever. Kruti Beesam

Lighten Your Underarms at Home

  Lighten Your Underarms at Home Many people may be looking for a way to get of the darkening of skin at the underarms. But, this is being done without the knowledge of its causes hence the solution has always been unsatisfactory. Like every other problem that troubles humans, nature has a solution to this problem too. Let us first start with understanding what causes the underarms to blacken. Experts say that darkening of the underarms is a process similar to sun tan. Just like you acquire tan due to exposure to the sun, underarm skin darkening happens due to continuous exposure to certain substances like alcohol-based deodorants and antiperspirants. This is a problem with multiple solutions that are very simple to implement. Rubbing a slice of potato on the affected area, can work very well. It is a result of the mild acidic properties that you will be able to lighten your skin in that area. For best results, rub a sliced potato and leave it on for 30 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water. Cucumber also has a similar effect, if you rub it on your underarms and leave it on for 30 minutes. The lightening of skin happens in case of cucumber because it acts as a natural bleach without leaving any side effects on your skin. Repeating this exercise twice everyday, can make things change in your favour. Another  solution to this problem is to use lemon. Unlike all the other solutions described above, lemon needs only 10 minutes your skin. The antiseptic and anti bacterial properties make this a possibility. So, use any of the above solutions and get rid of dark underarms forever. --Kruti Beesam

For The Beautiful Bride On Her Big Day!

For The Beautiful Bride On Her Big Day! As a bride there is a lot of unsaid pressure on a girl to look beautiful. However, this is not very tough anymore! There are only a few things you need to take care of, to look your best on the big day. To start with, pay a lot of attention to how your eyebrows are shaped. It can enhance your look to a great extent. Well shaped eye brows will shift the focus to your eyes, when compared to the rest of your face. You must remember that, when you use this trick, you must go easy with the make up on other parts of your face. You can sport this look for mehendi, sangeet, reception or a cocktail party.   If you want a specifically different look for any of your wedding functions, try the winged eye look. For this, you simply need to extend the eyeliner, beyond the edge of your eyes. This will make you look stunning and you will not miss out on people’s attention, even for a little while. If you are someone who has always liked to experiment with your look, don’t hesitate to add a little colour at the edges. For your engagement or a party among other functions, try out a simple look with minimal make up. It will only require you to hide your flaws with foundation and a pale lipstick. Applying mascara will add to your beauty. Another option would be to go in for a coral lipstick along with some blush on your cheeks.   You can use the sculpted cheeks look for any function at your wedding. It will make you look nothing less than a diva. Applying bronzer on your cheek bones and jawline with gentle strokes, will help you achieve this captivating look. A coral or peach blush will complete the look for you. Try out these tricks to be the bride every girl longs to be! --Kruti Beesam

Its Honey... My Honey

Its Honey... My Honey!! Smooth and glowing skin is a dream of every woman. There are many ladies which try out different skin treatment to get a smooth skin. The treatments include cosmetic creams and treatments. There is a famous saying that our face is the reflection of our personality. The first and foremost thing that anybody notices on our face is our skin. But with the changing lifestyle routines of most of us it has become quite difficult to maintain a healthy skin. There are many skin care products available that claim to offer you with a great skin.The main question here is does these creams and cosmetics provide long lasting smooth skin ? The answer is no! Then what one should do to get a smooth skin? the best way to maintain the natural health of our skin is by incorporating healthy food eating habits and some natural skin masks. If you are looking for how to get smooth skin naturally? Then you can choose honey as your skin care partner. Check out the home remedies for smooth skin using honey as they offer great results in achieving that glowing skin that most women want! Honey consist of many medicinal properties such as antibacterial, antiseptic and antiviral properties which help to keep your skin protected from infection. It also helps to keep your skin hydrated and provides necessary nourishment to the skin. The application of honey clears the accumulated dirt from the skin pores and make the pores wide open. It also heals the damaged skin and provides even skin tone. The regular application of honey also improves the texture of your skin. Tip One: Plain Honey Mask   * Apply organic honey all over your face and neck area. *Leave this honey mask on the face for about 10-15 mins or until it dries completely. * Later wash your face with lukewarm water and gently pat the skin dry. * This process can be repeated twice in a day for three weeks or until there are visible signs of a smooth skin with a natural glow. Tip Two : Honey Yogurt Mask: Take  2 tbsp of Yoghurt, 1 tbsp Honey and mix in a bowl . * Now apply this face mask all over your face and neck area and leave it on for about 10-15 mins. * Later wash your face with cold water and pat the skin dry. * This process can be followed once in a day for 3-4 times in a week as honey contains all the necessary vitamins for smooth skin. Its Honey all the way Honey to enjoy a healthy and smooth skin --Pushpa

Hair and skin care For Winter

  Hair and skin care For Winter Cold winter air can create havoc for your poor skin and hair. Here are some tips for taking care of yourself during the coldest season of the year. This will not only help you to look good, but will prevent your skin from early signs of aging. When you are going out for a walk or on some work, you need to take good care of ur skin and hair. Invest in a warm pair of gloves to protect your hands and prevent the skin on them from becoming dry and flaky. Don't forget to wear a scarf as it help protect your hair from drying out and they keep your head nice and warm. Too much exposure to cold, harsh weather can leave hair brittle and dry making it more susceptible to damage. Hair needs special care during winter. There are plenty of shampoos that help your hair to be strong and healthy during winter. Hair goes dry, weak and brittle during winter, but if you give it the right treatment you'll avoid it becoming a big issue. Look for shampoos and conditioners which aim to protect and heal your hair, making sure it's slightly more moisturizing than what you use normally, but still good for your hair type. Also, it may be a good idea to try a moisturizing hair treatment once or twice a fortnight to help repair the effects of winter, you could even make one yourself! And when it comes to skin, it becomes drier in cold weather, especially if it's windy, because the moisture off the skin is evaporated more quickly by the wind, and the skin doesn't produce as much oil. Try using a slightly heavier moisturizer than you use in the summer, although still make sure that it's suitable for your skin type. Make sure you moisturize every morning, especially if you are going outside, to prevent your skin from becoming dry and flaky. Then at night, before going to bed, wash your face to remove make up and pollutants which could irritate your skin, and apply moisturizer to treat your skin while you sleep. A couple of times a week you should use a gentle exfoliate to scrub away dry skin which can become an issue in cold weather. To wrap it up 6 major points which will help you to take care of your skin and hair. Caring for Skin and Hair in Winter: 1.   Moisturize Frequently. As the outdoor humidity drops, so too does the water content of your skin. ... 2.   Protect Your Hair 3.   Exercise and Stay Hydrated. 4.   Don't Turn Up to too much Hot Water. 5.   Exfoliate Naturally. 6.   Use a Humidifier --Pushpa

Age Is Just A Number

  Age Is Just A Number Crossing 30 years mark always brings gloom to many women's life. This mark always makes them think they are getting Old and they cant stop looking so. But the reality is you are as old as you feel. So stop feeling old in first place. And make amends to your routine to look fit and feel energetic.And when it comes to your skin its a priority to take care of it to look young.If you are having problems like wrinkles and aging skin, don't worry take care of your skin so that it looks young. I would like to share some beauty tips about how to say bye to anti-age skin. All the beauty ingredients are mostly available @home or a store near you. Let’s start   1)Carrot Pack   Cut half inch carrot and ½ potato, boil them, then mash it properly. Add one pinch turmeric, mix well. Apply over your face, leave it for 2 minutes, and wash off with lukewarm water. This pack helps to reduce wrinkle and gives smooth skin. 2)Rose Water   Pack-Add 2 tsp of rose water with one drop glycerin and 2 drops of lemon juice. Make a pack and apply on your face and neck with the help of cotton ball. Keep it whole day like moisturizer. Use it as a homemade moisturizer, it removes anti-age skin and gives youthful skin. 3)Coconut Milk Pack-Squeeze out the milk from the 1 grated coconut. Apply over the skin, after 20 minutes wash off face with cold water. 4)Banana Pack Take 5 to 6 pieces of ripe banana, mash with warm water. Make a fine paste. Apply over the face and neck. Keep 10 minutes rinse with warm water. These packs will enrich your skin to have more glow and sheen. But you should support this with proper diet and workouts.I know women give less time to themselves when compared to family,but that should change a bit if not too much. Make some time for yourselves at least once in 2 days. Keep your spirits high and keep Rocking!! And remember Age is just a number...its your thought that matters. --Pushpa