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Find an aloe-vera plant in your vicinity. Now, just break a leaf, break it into two and use the extract or the juice mixed with natural rose water for best skin protection from tanning and clogging. This also helps to overcome the skin allergies, rashes and itching.
• Potatoes are one of the ancient remedies to strip the skin from dead cells. Some nutrients from this common vegetable can break down the grease inside the skin pores, this way enhancing the efficient elimination.
• In fact all you have to do is place a slice of it on the whitehead and leave it on for a few minutes, you can then rinse off the area with tepid water. The effect of the treatment will resemble that of an exfoliation when the pores are freed from the clogging agents.
• Apples have almost the same banishing power over whiteheads as tomatoes. However in order to have a smashing effect crush the apples and mix them with 3 tbs of honey. Make a fine paste of it and apply it to your face or only the affected area.

• Leave it on for 5-10 minutes then rinse it off with lukewarm water. The two ingredients will complete • each other increasing the effect of the facial to eliminate the harmful toxins from the pores.
• Milk is another ingredient that can be found in almost all households. Whiteheads as well as blackheads can be efficiently treated with this treatment.
• Grab a medium sized bowl and add 50 ml of raw milk then add 2 tsp of lemon juice and finally a pinch of salt.
• It is important to use raw since this way it will still have all the nutrients that might be eliminated due to boiling process. You can use this as a simple cleanser.
You'll be able to clean your pores thoroughly from toxins and reduce the chance for the formation of skin problems.

Lemon Juice

o Lemon (or other citrus) juice is an excellent tried and true skin lightener. Simply apply some of the juice to your dark spots and let it dry.

Aloe Vera

o If you have an aloe vera plant, cut open one of the spikes and apply the juice directly to your skin. However, a store-bought aloe-vera extract helps to lighten dark spots on the face as well
Home remedies for skin lightening consist of common foods found in your refrigerator. According to "The Doctors Book of Home Remedies," the juice from one lemon contains enough acid to slough off the outer layers of damaged skin, gradually fading and reducing age spots. Another common food equalling a lemon's acidity is the red onion. One slice of red onion, rubbed into the skin daily is also touted with natural bleaching abilities for the skin.

Hope it helps

Orange Peel: Make a paste of orange peel and water. Works just fine

• Again lemons: mix it's juice with same amount of rose water. Place it on your blackheads for 30 minutes every day, and the job should be done in about two weeks.

• Even potatoes? Yes! And it works brilliant. Grate or slice them into chips and apply onto blackheads, whiteheads, pimples or any other acne. Remove potatoes only when they're totally dry.

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• Cut garlic and rub it on the areas needed. It smells I know, but what wouldn't we do for the sake of beauty, right?

Scrub your face with lemon, salt and honey mix for about 10 minutes and wash it off after. Be careful, don't rinse your skin with lemon juice too much, it might make it burning and red
Apply pure lemon juice few times a day - this will make skin soft and clean of blackheads

Straighten hair:

Combine powdered milk, water and honey to create a hair-straightening paste. Add water gradually to the powdered milk while stirring until creating a thick consistency, then add three or four drops of honey. Leave the paste on your hair and scalp for up to 20 minutes, then wash your hair per usual. Apply this paste to your hair regularly before shampooing to gradually relax and maintain your hair.

Olive oil mixed with your conditioner saturates your hair and relaxes curls. It also nourishes for your hair. Use 1 part conditioner and 3 parts olive oil. Heat the olive oil on the stove until it just starts to simmer. Mix conditioner in with the olive oil and leave the solution to sit until the temperature is deemed tolerable for application to your scalp. Leave the solution on your hair for 30 minutes. Rinse it off with fresh water and allow your hair to air-dry.

2.Vinegar – The smell of vinegar is intoxicating but it does wonders to repair damaged hair. Take a small amount of vinegar and rub into the scalp of the hair. Let is soak in the hair for about half an hour. You will see good results after your hair is washed. It is also a best use for head lice to get rid of lice eggs.
After you shampoo your hair rinse with very warm water then immediately use twice the amount conditioner(good quality) you would normally use but instead of rinsing it out wrap your hair up in a towel then watch a dvd or spend a few hours online. Then rinse out your hair and you should notice a big difference! ;-)
What They Contain
Most hair straightening shampoos contain similar ingredients, some may also contain additional ingredients. These ingredients include sodium laureth sulfate, sodium lauryl sulfate, polyquaternium 10, tetrasodium EDTA, sodium hydroxide, ammonium lauryl sulfate, glycerin, panthenol, castor oil, propylene, glycol, quaternium 80, citric acid, diazolidinyl, urea, dimethiconol, triethanolamine, methylchloroisothiazolinone, etc. A few of the shampoos also contain natural extracts like hedera helix extract (ivy) and bambusa vulgaris, water enriched with silk and silicone, pro vitamin B5, wheat proteins, photozyme complex, etc.
What you do is you warm up the honey until it becomes liquid (not too hot!) by putting it in a small glass or metal bowl which is immersed in hot water. This way you have more control and it doesn't burn
When it is nice and warm smooth the honey gently and equally with a facial mask brush or spatula on your clean face and neck; keep the eye area clear
Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes
Then wash it off with warm water, end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside
Warm up the honey as in the previous basic recipe. Mix the warm honey with your other ingredient, mash or puree it if necessary and take out any pits and seeds etc to get a smoother mask. Blend until you have a nice consistent and smooth paste smooth the paste gently and equally with a facial mask brush or spatula on your clean face and neck; keep the eye area clear
Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes
Then wash it off with alternately cold and warm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside
1. Cucumber-Honey Toner:
Puree 1 cucumber in a blender, drain and collect the juice. Add 2 teaspoons of honey into the juice and mix. Pour the mixture into a bottle. Apply on the face and neck area with a cotton pad in the morning and at night. Air dry it and rinse clean. Store the bottle covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
2. Honey-Apple Toner:
In a blender or food processor, combine 1 peeled, cored apple with a tablespoon of honey and pulse until smooth. Apply mixture to face and allow it to stay for 15 minutes, then rinse.

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