Friday, 23 March 2012

Acne Scar Cures....

When you are trying to heal your acne scars, you should be aware that it takes time. Do not expect to take a treatment and magically wake up with perfect skin. It took a look time for your skin to look like that and it will take time to undo the damage done. There a many home and natural acne scar remedies available that can actually help reduce your acne also. If you can apply your treatment regularly, you can heal your acne scars inside and out, making your skin look and feel healthier.
Aloe Vera is a commonly used natural remedy to cure acne scars. The Aloe Vera plants are famous for their magically ability to help heal scars and wounds.
The juice of the Aloe Vera is very useful for helping to heal acne scars as well as to fight breakouts when they do occur.  By applying the juice on a regular basis, you can erase the signs of bad acne over time.  You should consistently apply the aloe to your face for at least 3 to 6 months to get the results.
Another great natural acne scar treatment is cucumber.  Cucumber is great for helping to keep the skin smooth and supple.  Many different cosmetic beauty products often have cucumber as a key ingredient.  Also Indian gooseberry lotions and creams are great for reducing acne scaring and outbreaks.  You should look in your natural health store to find some of these creams.
If you ever need to squeeze a pimple or blackout (not recommended) then you should immediately put ice on it afterwards.  Ice will help reduce the swelling cause by the outbreaks and also lessen the appearance of the acne.  It is a great way to significantly reduce the redness in a particular area. 
Tea tree oil is a great way to reduce the effects of acne scars.  This oil comes directly from Australia and is used for healing acne scars and also preventing outbreaks from occurring.  You can find a great range of different tea tree oil products online and in stores.  The body shop has a really good tea tree oil line up for acne treatment.
No matter what method you choose to tackle your acne problem, you should focus on trying to remove and prevent scarring.  The best natural acne scar treatment will depend on your own skin and preference.  Not every acne treatment will work for you, so you should ensure that you do look around and try a few different acne products.

Aloe Vera for Hair

If you want to promote hair growthaloe vera gel is the perfect recipe. You can make a natural shampoo of this wonderful plant. If not, you can use the gel as a conditioner after shampooing. There are a number of enzymes in the gel of aloe vera, which are responsible for promoting hair growth. These enzymes are also responsible for controlling hair loss. In addition, many of scalp problems like dandruff, itching and dryness are also reduced and finally stopped with the regular use of aloevera gel. All you need to do to get very fancy, shiny hair is the application of some of this gel on the scalp near the hair roots, 
before taking a shower. Keep it for about an hour and then rinse. For best results, always recommended to apply the gel on the hair clean. Wash your hair and when hair is semi dry, apply the gel and leave it for an hour. Do not damage your hair, so if you can, you can leave for more than an hour as well. Wash and dry with a towel. The regular use of aloe vera gel for hair will certainly help in hair growth. These are just some of the benefits of aloe vera gel. Try these to get wonderful results.

Like most other hair treatments, you need to use aloe vera for hair over a sustained period of time to observe any improvement in your condition. 

After applying for about 2-3 months at a stretch, you will notice fresh growth in your hair. 

The cells will be stimulated and your hair will begin to be nourished and grow thicker and healthier after that. 

Dandruff: A natural cure for dandruff is a mixture of lemon, aloe vera and some essential oils. 1 lemon, 1/2 cup of aloe vera gel, and some essential oils can work wonders on an itchy scalp. If you feel you will not be able to prepare this at home. Look for shampoos or hair creams with these ingredients. Hair Loss: Hair loss is usually caused by a chemical reaction to some animal fat or protein. Try to watch your diet and set up an exercise routine. Aloe vera does not induce hair growth but it prevents hair falling and soothes the scalp. A traditional shampoo consisting of a small amount of wheat germ oil, 1 cup aloe vera and some coconut milk acts as a great shampoo. But if you cannot prepare this shampoo in your house, look for these ingredients when buying a shampoo.
Balding: Balding can be because of external or internal sources. If the balding is patchy and concentrated on a single place, visit a physician to get to know what the problems are. Aloe vera can prevent balding by restoring the pH balance and inducing stronger hair follicles. You can apply aloe vera as a conditioner after wash and leave it for a few minutes and rinse your hair.
Dryness and roughness: Dryness and roughness is probably the most prevalent problem in today's world. Hair when exposed to pollutants and foreign particles tends to break and fall. Even sun exposure can cause hair loss. An aloe vera conditioner can work wonders with this problem. This gel is soothing and cooling. Therefore it can be used after shampooing or you can use a stabilized aloe vera gel available in the market as a leave on gel.
Losing sheen: Hair after a particular age tends to lose sheen and becomes dull. Aloe vera can be used to get back that sheen. You can mix aloe vera with any skin care gel (1/2 any gel and 1 aloe vera gel) to give you a sheen that lasts all day and in the process provides nourishment to your hair. Aloe vera is known to be in use for a very long time. It is said that the secret of Cleopatra's beauty was aloe vera. Although aloe vera is safe and natural, some people have an allergy to aloe vera. It is always safe to consult a doctor and get yourself tested before using aloe vera, just to be on the safe side.

Do you need a different Hairstyle....??

Sign #1
Your hairstyle hasn’t changed since ages 

 You have evolved through the years and so has your sense of fashion but not your hairstyle. It’s high time you altered that too. Hairstylist Savio Pereira suggests you to get inspired by collecting images of cuts and styles you wish to have. Hurry and schedule an appointment! 

Sign #2
You look older than you really are

Even though you might humbly grace greying, often when the grey strands are visible at a young age, you tend to look older than you are. Consider a colour change or head in to shorten the length of your hair to look chic as they age.
Sign #3
Your hair has no volume 

With the increasing level of pollution and almost no time to oil and nourish your hair every week, the hair starts losing out on volume. “When you feel your hair is flat on the crown and has no movement even after a blow dry, it is time for you to go in for a new hairstyle,” says Sylvia Chen hairstylist. A haircut with added layers will retain the length and will inject life and energy to your hair. 
Sign #4
Your hair colour has begun to fade out 
You are planning to go for a party and you notice that your hair colour has begun to fade out, and you don’t want people to start noticing the little strands of grey hair. Head to a salon straight away and ask your hairstylist for a new look. Add deeper, warmer streaks using peroxide and ammonia-free shades in burgundy and mahogany to add loads of dimension without damaging your hair. 
Sign #5
No one compliments your long-black-straight-hair 

You’d had people complimenting your long straight hair 5 years back. But now no one notices it! Turn heads by a simple twist to your present hairstyle. Hairstylists recommend setting your strands on hot rollers. Of all the styling tools, the hot rollers produce the sexiest and the softest waves.

Sign #6
You are bored with your current  hairstyle 

A most common one though, you should not overlook this. The moment you feel that you’ve had enough of the present look; you should straight away head in for a hair make-over. Browse through some of the fashion portals, the fashion weeks and choose the one you think you look best. Do not be wary of trying out bold haircuts, they are in this season!

Sign #7
Limp and dull hair 

You might like the length of your hair and be quite happy with your hairstyle, but often the hair becomes dull and boring. Chen explains, “The hair needs a cut or a trim every three to four months. Though the hair is growing constantly, however due to regular use of styling products or wash and external factors like exposure to sun, air and dust, the hair develops split ends and becomes dull and limp and loses its texture. This is the time you should go in for a haircut or a hair make-over.”
Sign #8
When your partner says ‘you still look the same’

When your partner says ‘you still look the same,’ he is not referring to your overall look always. He is looking for a change in your hairstyle too! Ask your hair expert to give you an interesting look to surprise him when you get back home. Pereira says, “If you have  long hair, you could opt for layers and shorten your hair upto your shoulders and if you have medium-length, you could go in for a flared bob.”

Sign #9
Always sporting a pony   

You wouldn’t want your hair to look like a lizard's tail! Chen says, “You can add some layers and locks to your mane to wear them down.” If you do not want to shorten the length of your hair, you can always add layers or bangs to add more volume to your hair. This will help you can wear them in any way you want to and not tie them up all the time. 
Sign #10
You fail miserably every time you try to style your hair 

If styling your hair takes more than 15-20 minutes, then your cut is clearly not making the most of your texture. In this case, ask your stylist to give you a hair cut or style that is easy to maintain and can be styled in just five to 10 minutes.