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Beauty has to be cared for and maintained. Age spots and wrinkles are unavoidable but can be delayed with natural anti aging ideas. There are time and tested age-old cosmetics which can be prepared at home. The application of henna on the hair must have been the way to add colour to hair with further using the conditioning properties of henna.

Yoghurt application is used for skin and hair to rejuvenate the same. Honey and a mixture of jaggery was originally used to remove upper lip hair and side burns. Waxing itself is a improvised version of this preparation.

White wax and sodium benzoate used with any skin oil can be treated for dry skin. Powder some turmeric at home and mix the same with fresh milk cream. This helps the skin in the cleansing process. Appling cucumber on the face on the exposed areas of the sun. This is natural way to erase the sun tan and sun burn. Using heavy cold creams clogs the pores and encourages acne. It is better to wash your hair with soap nuts at least once a month as a replacement to shampoos. Grinding the flower of hibiscus with soap nut is again regarded as a hair shampoo.

For dry skin massage with almond oil the areas like elbows, knuckles, ankles and other joints. This helps to avoid chapped areas. It is ideal not to use very cold or hot water on the skin. Curd when applied on a dry skin and washed off clean as a daily regime is excellent for winter months which is a hard time for dry skin. Use glycerin for chapped lips or when at home apply some fresh milk cream to avoid cuts. Rose water is good for skin and apply the same before you go to bed. Never leave any cosmetic or treatment on skin unattended. Going to bed without make up and applicants is necessary.

Honey with curd is an excellent face pack. Wash off after thirty minutes of application for smooth skin. Orange peel which is sun dried and powdered can be mixed with milk and used as a face pack before a bath. Rub a rind of lemon peel all over the face or use unboiled milk for a bleaching effect. The properties of thyme, lavender, primrose oil and sage oil work miraculously for skin types.

White sparkling teeth is possible by rubbing salt in its pure form. Use oatmeal soak and fruit packs on the face and neck areas. Dip your hands in moisturizing glycerin or a yoghurt-pineapple mixture to correct chipped nails. Home manicure is the best with soap nuts, gentle cleansing and using a milk cream based fruit mixture. Jojoba oil is excellent to treat hair problems. Go natural to preserve skin and hair health. Diet and nutrition correction is necessary for over all care.

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