Search

Dose of glamour

Beauty. Health. Lifestyle.

Category

Health & Lifestyle

Simple and Organic Alternatives to Chemical-loaded Products

Our lifestyle today involves us getting exposed to many harmful radiations and chemicals. As if the rays from various electronic devices aren’t harmful enough, we also have to combat dangerous and toxic chemicals in our beauty products. So the next time you use that great-smelling moisturiser, think again!

It is nearly impossible to stop using certain some of the products as they are an essential part of our daily routine, such as toothpastes, face wash etc. What you CAN do, is to add them in your life in a slow and steady way.

Opt for more natural and simpler products. Products containing chemicals as SULFATES, PERFUMES, PARABENS and PARAFFINS are to stay cleer from.

Here’s are some simple and personally used alternatives for chemical laden beauty products!

  1. Face Wash

Replace your usual face wash with this amazing DIY wash. Not only is this cheap and easy to make but it is also loaded with many nutrients!

Things you need:

  • 1 tbsp Dried peels of lemon or oranges (dry them in sunlight and finely blend, sieve the powder)
  • 1 tbsp gram flour
  • 1/4th tbsp turmeric
  • Optional: Ground Almond powder or oatmeal

Directions to Use: Before washing your face, take a little bit in the palm of your hands and rub in slight circular motions. Now wash off with warm water. You can make a mixture with lemon, rose water or milk – whatever you feel like! You can alter the ratio if your skin is dry. Add less turmeric if you feel it leaves a stain

  1. Cleanser

Naturally, milk is the best cleanser anyone can find. Take 2-3 tbsp of fresh milk and dip a cotton ball in it. Slightly rub it all over your face. Leave until dry and then wash off with warm water. You can do this preferably at night. This is best suited for both dry and oily skin. There’s a reason why Cleopatra used to take a milk bath! 

  1. Scrub

Make a home made scrub with naturally exfoliating materials:

  • Add a spoon of lemon juice in granulated sugar. Mix to form a paste and apply on your skin. Do not rub harshly, but only in small circular movement. Rinse with warm water.
  • Mix ground coffee with olive oil and apply softly on skin. This can also be used on body.

4. Toner

A toner is an important part of beauty regimen to balance the pH of the skin. Rose water and Apple Cider Vinegar are the best natural toners you can get. Also, you can use ice or cold water to quickly tighten up your pores and tone your skin.

5. Moisturizer

Every night before going to bed, use a mixture of oils such as coconut oil, Almond oil and Vitamin E oil to nourish and moisturize your skin. Slightly massage on your face, hands and feet for a smooth and glowy skin. 

6. Lip Balm

Ingredients:

  • Almond Oil or coconut oil
  • Granulated sugar/ brown sugar
  • Salt
  • Petroleum jelly (Vaseline)

Mix these ingredients and put them in a small jar. Now apply a pea sized amount on your lips and slightly scrub. Wash or clean with a  cloth and you’re good to go! 

7. Make up remover

Use a mixture of coconut oil and baby shampoo to wash off your make up. You can use any oil to do the same function. Just apply and massage and then clean with some tissue/ cotton.

Plus point: You are moisturizing your skin while you are removing makeup! Its a win-win situation.

 

 

Although this guide is very brief, there is a vast range of harmful products out there. The best way to handle this situation is to be aware of what you are putting onto your skin. Read the labels and research the products. Better be safe than sorry!

Hope you guys liked reading it. Let me know your DIYs below!

Until next time,

x

 

Keep up with me!

FACEBOOK : Dose of Glamour

TWITTER : @doseofglamour1

INSTAGRAM: @doseofglamour

EMAIL: colourmepretty123@gmail.com

 

 

 

Shedding Those Extra Pounds – A Lazy Girl’s Guide

Hello all! It seems like quite a lot of time since I have published something new. So much has been happening at my end! So here I am again, writing in the middle of the night, a new post for you guys. 😀

So let’s get in the deets first. I think most of or majority of the girls think they are fat and are not satisfied with their weight. Are you one of them, like me? If so, I can understand how it is so hard to lose weight, specially with the yummy foods options lurking everywhere, right? Also to be honest, I am a huge lazy bum. I can sit on a spot all day and not move an inch. Raise your hands who agrees with me!

Now getting to the point here, losing weight is not that difficult – AT ALL. Yes! The simplest and easiest trick I can give you is to make changes. Just removing some things and adding something else is going to change your life! For realz.

Here’s a quick guide for all the lazy bums (like me) who want to lose weight, but in an easy peasy way:

1. Start drinking water. And by drinking I mean 10-12 glasses of water per day. I cannot tell you how important this is, since water is going to flush out toxins from your body. Extra bonus? Your skin is going to look and feel very awesome. You can add different fruits in your water to change the flavours.


2. Bye bye fries – I think we all can agree to ‘Fries before guys’, but the truth is you have to say farewell to fried and oily stuff. Also, it is not really a healthy option and so so bad for your skin (hint: Acne)

3. Beat your cravings with healthier options – Feeling hungry in the middle of the night? Eat carrots, almonds or walnuts. Not only that it will satisfy your cravings but you will be getting benefits from them as well.

4. Start off your mornings with lemon water – I cannot stress enough on this tip. Just after waking up, have one glass of warm water with lemon and/or honey. Seriously,this is going to make your body so so much better in many ways. It boosts your immune system, flushes out the toxins and keep your digestive system up and working.

5. Have a cheat-day – Well we all get tired of healthy eating once in a while, don’t we? Keep one day in a week as your cheat day. Eat one or two cheat meal. You have to lose weight, but at a normal pace and cheating once in a while is going to help you from getting bored.

6. Detoxify – In one jug of water, add some cucumber and lemon slices and some mint leaves. Let it sit overnight and drink this water the next day. This is just going to boost the weight loss. Can’t do it? Just add lemon in your glass, whenever you drink water.

7. Say yes to fruits and veggies – Yes, yes and yes! Add more of these healthier alternatives. Eat them raw.

8. Add a little bit of physical activity – Exercise or physical activity is very important to burn away the fat. Since we are talking about beginner level here, let’s just focus on MOVING. Have stairs at home? Just go up and down 2-3 times. See, this is the most difficult part for any lazy girl. Love dancing? That is perfect. Make sure to dance on atleast 2 or 3 songs daily! This is equal to doing a cardio workout.

9. Sleep early, wake-up early – It is important to keep your routine healthy and well, so do not forget that.

10. Make small changes – Keep in mind that you are at level one. So make small changes. Swap your biscuits with almonds. Drink milk rather than sodas. It is that simple.

11. Start with achievable goals and do not push yourself hard – When it starts to get hard, we often lose motivation and end up gaining weight again. Seriously all you have to do is stop a few things and add some. It is very basic and simple and all you need is a little bit of will power. Getting in shape is just a reward. Start with small goals like 4-5 kgs and then build up more.

Hoping that this post motivates any of you to start taking care of your health! Let me know in the comments 😉

Until next time,
x

Keep up with me!

Facebook – Dose of Glamour
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest – @doseofglamour

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑