Monday, February 28, 2011

10 Steps to Real Beauty

1.Eat a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables.
2.Take a high-quality multiple vitamin every day.
3.Fat-in moderation-is a well-kept but invaluable beauty secret.
4.Drink atleast eight glasses of water each day.
5.Exercise atleast 20 minutes a day.
6.Dont drink too much coffee,tea,or alcohol.
7.Dont smoke.
8.Use sun protection everyday.
9.Get your fair share of shut-eye.
10.Laugh.Relax.Enjoy life.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Home remedy for wrinkles

  • Take 1 spoon of milk cream and add 4-5 drops of lemon juice. Mix well and apply it on your face.leave for 1 hour.( or over night).And wash it with luke warm water.

  • Massaging with Almond oil.Always remember the movement of your hands and fingers should be in a direction opposite to the progress of the wrinkle.

  • Massage you face with pappaya for 5 minutes. Leave it for 10 minutes. And wash it with luke warm water. Papaya pulp will reduce aging effect.
Note; Images from Google

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Attukal Pongala

                     Today is Attukal Pongala at the Attukal Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Attukal Pongala is the main festival of this temple. Millions of women gather every year in the month of kumbham around this temple and prepare pongala (rice cooked with jaggery, ghee, cocnut as well as other ingredients) in the open in small pots to please the Goddess Kannaki. During the festival nearly five kilometres around the temple become covered with smoke from the 'aduppu's (temporary hearths made of 3 to 9 bricks). A holiday is declared in the city on that day. Tourists from other countries also participate in the festival.
                  The festival has gained international attention since it was listed by the Guinness book of world record as the "largest annual gathering of women" in the world. The record was based on the number of pilgrims on 23 February 1997, when 1.5 million assembled to offer pongala to Attukal Devi. It is estimated that 3 million women attended the 2010 edition of the festival.
                   Fifty years ago the Pongala ritual was a small festival celebrated by the families in and around the Attukal village. Slowly, the power and fame of the Devi started spreading around as people started to find solace and peace in the Devi. This incarnation of Shakti soon started to attract thousands of Shaktis .

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Improve skin complexion

  • Take two spoons of gram flour and 3 spoons of milk. Apply it on your face and leave for 15 minutes. Wash your face with luke warm water. You can always use this paste for washing your face instead if any soap.
  • Take 8-10 almonds and soak it over night. And grind the almond with milk to make a thick paste. Apply it on your face and leave for 30 minutes. Wash your face with luke warm water.You can make more quantity and keep it in refrigerator for 5-6 days.
Note; Images from Google

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Care of dry skin

  • Milk is a good cleanser for skin. Take 1 spoon of  milk cream . Use this to rub on your face. Leave for 10 minutes.Then wash with luke warm water.
  • Take 10 tspn of wheat flour and ½ tspn of turmeric powder. Add 8 tspn of almond oil and add milk to make a thick paste.Apply it on face,neck and hands. Leave for 10 minutes. Remove it by rubbing with your hands. Then wash your face with luke warm water. It will be useful in cold weather when the skin gets dry.
Note; Images from Google

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

For removing facial hair

Take 10 tspn of gram flour and ½ tspn of turmeric powder. Add 8 tspn almond oil and add milk to make a thick paste. Apply it on face , neck and hands. After 5-10 minutes start removing by rubbing with your hands.And wash with lukewarm water.
 This will make your skin clean,soft and silky.

Note; Images from Google