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  DAILY SKIN CARE - by Editor
Your skin is not a part of your body that you can forget about (like an appendix or a kidney), assuming that it will look after itself. It is a high-maintenance part of your body, which is sensitive to the slightest changes in your health, emotions and environment. You binge on chocolates and your face becomes a mass of pimples; you don't get a good night's sleep and dark circles appear under your eyes; you're out in the sun a lot and you get burnt or develop freckles. The list is endless. So let's take a look at skin care regimes for different kinds of skin.

Dry skin

Use a rich cream cleanser instead of soap and water. Avoid astringents, as they will further dry your skin. Instead, use a mild skin toner after cleansing your skin. Apply a good moisturizing lotion in the day, before sleeping, before applying make-up and after removing make-up.

Once a week, wash your face with the juice of a melon. You can give yourself a weekly facial by mixing a yolk of an egg with two tablespoons of milk and half a tablespoon of honey. Apply this on your face and leave it on for about fifteen minutes. Then wash with lukewarm water. If you're out in the sun a lot, milk mixed with melted butter helps soften the dry skin.

Lanolin, apple juice, peach juice, sour cream and crushed almonds are also helpful for dry skin.

Oily skin

You may not believe it, but oily skin actually has some advantages. As a result of excess lubrication, wrinkles do not form prematurely and skin is not much affected by wind and sunlight. However, oily skin is a magnet for dirt and grime and thus a good and regular cleansing regime is a must. If oily skin is not cleaned thoroughly and regularly, the dirt will clog the pores in the skin and blackheads will appear.

People with oily skin should wash their faces with medicated soap and water. The use of astringents is advised as they have a tightening and drying effect on the skin. Buttermilk or beaten egg whites also have a drying and tightening effect. Parsley juice mixed with honey and a few drops of lemon or ginger is good for an oily skin. This mixture controls the secretion of oil.

Fuller's earth (Multani mitti), oatmeal, almond paste, or lime juice or vinegar mixed with water are excellent cleansers. Steaming opens up the clogged pores and you can push out blackheads and whiteheads and prevent pimples.

Avoid rich fried foods and load up on green vegetables instead. Take two tablespoons of lecithin granules (a by-product of soyabeans) daily.

After washing your face, soak a towel in hot water and press it to your face. Repeat this process two or three times. Next wet the towel in ice-cold water and repeat the process two or three times to close enlarged pores.

Cucumber, parsley, cabbage, tomato, yoghurt and lemon are natural aids for an oily skin.

Combination skin

If you have an oily nose and forehead, but dry cheeks and chin, you will have to treat each area of your face separately depending on whether it is dry or oily.

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Name: Umang
City:   delhi
Comments:   Thanks, These tips helped me a lot. as i am very skin conscious boy.
Name: anoshey
City:   toronto
Comments:   i find this information very thankfull.but what is a soak a towel NULL
Name: sundan
City:   karachi
Comments:   your site is very help know on girl and very nice tips you are all nice tipes for meee....
Name: Samar
City:   Canada
Comments:   Your tips are really helpful and great for all ages, also a wet towel is a normal dry towel(CLEAN) and just put warm set water on it and let it set on your face, its like a spa trust me(let it rest for about 5 minutes max)
Name: SHALU SMODI
City:   Bangalore
Comments:   Please write something more for combination skin. SHALU SMODI
Name: kim
City:   trinidad
Comments:   i wish you to send a catalog about pimples and dark marks and howe to get rid of it. thanks
Name: karina
City:   uk
Comments:   please can someone help meNULL above my upper lips i have dark black skin darker than the rest of my face, how can i lighten it so it goes back to its original colour.
Name: aarti
City:   mumbai
Comments:   I have a typical prob, and i think hardly anybody share this prob. the skin around my mouth(like a french cut)is very dark as compared to the rest of my face. anybody can easily make out. please help me to make this skin match the color of the rest of my face.
Name: karina
City:   england
Comments:   hi aarti, `Apply a cooling and soothing lotion like lacto calamine, or you should apply cucumber juice every night on that area and wash off in the morning and also apply honey to upperlip area and apply a good quality moisturiser regularly.im trying this my self as ive gt the same problem.hope this helps karina
Name: Kareena
City:   London
Comments:   This is a really good site.
Name: shaveta
City:   mumbai
Comments:   just now i open and read the solution of oily skin.first i will try them only then i can tell how much useful tips are they.otherwise this site is excellent.
Name: aishwariya
City:   india
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Name: melanie
City:   kuala lumpur
Comments:   Hi, honestly speaking this site has helped me alot. Imagine living and working in kuala lumpur and with those traffic jam, i found no time at all go for a good facial once a month. Now at least this site has shown me beauty tips from kitchen which is more of natural remedies. Trust me now my face shines to the extend colleagues asking what's my secrets. But being a foreigner, the only problem is sometimes i do not understand the certain-words used. (Hindi Maybe). My only request is if this web-site is for international used why not please try use English Words.
Name: KALA
City:   KUALA LUMPUR
Comments:   BEAUTY TIPS FROM THE KITCHEN. MARVELOUS AT LEAST IT'S BETTER THEN NOTHING. IF ONE HAS NO TIME AND CASH OR LAZY TO GO FOR A FACIAL TO THE BEAUTY PARLOUR ATLEAST THE 'FACIAL-IN-THE-KITCHEN WILL DO. TRUST ME PEOPLE! I REALLY ENJOYING THESE NEW FOUND REMEDIES AND IT'S WORKS WONDERFUL ON ME. I AM A MALAYSIA INDIAN AND ITS SO BEAUTIFUL TO TRY OUR OWN REMEDIES.
Name: harjeet
City:   chandigarh
Comments:   Iam having pigmentation on my right chick..right something for its remedy
Name: stelle
City:   Singapore
Comments:   DO i use moisturizers for my oily skinNULL
Name: som
City:   UAE
Comments:   well i have an oily skin and i got those depression holes. well these are large pores in the skin and they are seen. how do i get rid of them without doing a surgery. seeking a good advice.
Name: Rupi
City:   toronto Ca
Comments:   this is a really great site everything is very useful i love it
Name: nelly
City:   florida
Comments:   thanks for the information. It was very helpfull keep up the good work........
Name: akiva
City:   st.andrews
Comments:   yes hello my name is Akiva and i have a skin discolouration on my cheeks which i got from using a skin lightening cream named Topiclear, which i used to take out the marks from the pimples that was burst. i'm asking information to help me to regain my strength and skin colour in my cheeks. will u help me? im a 15 yr old fair skin gurl who is desperately in need for information for my cheek skin.
Name: Bharat Pavan
City:   HYDERABAD
Comments:   hi, you guys are going great guns on information and keep up the good work i appreciate it
Name: Sagar
City:   Singapore
Comments:   Hi Akiva, You can use a cream called eldopaque forte ( or any 4% Hydroquinone cream).Also use a sunblock during day time.This was very effective for me to evenout my skin.You should get results in 4 weeks time.
Name: archana sharma
City:   delhi
Comments:   hi my skin is oily plz any tips u help me plz
Name: ankur
City:   yamuna nagar (haryana)
Comments:   Just now i have read this after using this method i will give u my views thanks
Name: Roshni
City:   Mauritius
Comments:   to be honest this site is very helpful i hope you will write more on the remedy of pigmentation and also how to treat combination skin.thanking you in advance.
Name: megha kapadia
City:   Ahemdabad-india
Comments:   it is really useful. i would like to know the balance diet which helps to maintain good health and also helps to bring glow on the face
Name: lubna
City:   lahore
Comments:   i think his online web is giving goood informations to all asian beauties goooooood keeep it up
Name: paavani
City:   hyderabad
Comments:   the above are good adices.but,could you send tips for pimples and marks on chicks.
Name: Amna
City:   karachi
Comments:   excellent info, keep up the good work.i am slightly confused about skin type,my skin seems to be dry for most of the time (except the T zone)but tends to become oily in late afternoons .Is my skin dry, oily or combinationNULL
Name: Manichan
City:   Thailand
Comments:   I've tried all of the above but didn't seem to work. Is the stop only for womenNULL
Name: amrita
City:   Los Angeles
Comments:   Hi everyone i have some whiteheads on my face..how can i remove these...can somebody help in that....
Name: Isabelle
City:   Cary
Comments:   The skin on my face is lighter (and its also red) than the skin on my body. Is there anything I can do so my face skin is darker to match my bodyNULL Please help me.
Name: Alicia
City:   Trenton
Comments:   I just want to say I hope this works I've been putting up with acne since the 7th grade and I really need to give rid of these hidious pimples on my face because I know it will not look nice whne I'm at my senior prom.
Name: precy
City:   phililpines
Comments:   i have dark underarms.. can you help me how to whiten itNULL i get dark bec. i used some deodorant it think this the reason why i get dark undrarms.. pls help me..
Name: alpana
City:   delhi
Comments:   good work.you r helping me and my child.
Name: ambreen
City:   rawalpindi
Comments:   coooool tips u did well i have oily skin and i use all the tips u mentioned here
Name: ambreen
City:   rawal-pindi
Comments:   tips for oily skin: drink atleast 8 glassess of water daily use acne aid soap use multini mitti daily for pimlpes use neem tea, believe me its excellent i use it for 3 moths , my face is clear
Name: tanu
City:   Baroda
Comments:   I have suddenly got red pigmentation on my cheeks.Please,somebody help! Suggest me some home made remedies for my prob.I will definately try out some mremedies suggested by ambreenji.Thank you!
Name: jackie
City:   portland
Comments:   i have a little rosia on my cheeks and a few broken capillaries on my cheek and around my nose. what can i do to prevent further damage and lessen what i do haveNULL
Name: Poonam
City:   delhi
Comments:   how do u treat oily skin pls give me some tips about the oily skin.
Name: omarion
City:   portharcurt city in NIGERIA
Comments:   PLEASE I HAVE AN OILY FACE WITH A ALOT OF PIMPLES IN MY FACE PLEASE HELP ME OUT AND I WILL BE THE HAPPIEST PERSON IN LIFE THANKS.
Name: ESTHER
City:   portharcurt city NIGERIA
Comments:   i have a alot of pimples in my face please help me out to cure it thanks
Name: kiranjit
City:   lonodon
Comments:   i have dry olly skin and black cicle under my eye. My face looks unhealthy. I had black cicle when i was little. Plz right bk
Name: sandesh
City:   mumbai
Comments:   how do u treat oily skin pls give me some tips about the oily skin. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name
Name: Karina
City:   O.C., California
Comments:   Okay, for those of you with dark skin around your lips or above your upper lip, it just means your skin in that area has more acid so #1) add moisturizer constantly, and #2) do not touch w/bare hands. & for girl who wants her "light neck" to look like her "darker body" just do it like we do here in California ~get a Tan.
Name: Karina
City:   O.C., California
Comments:   For all of you w/pimples, do not wear make up or face lotion anymore!! (your skin is already producing so many oils the skin is clogging)Eyeliner, eyeshadow, mascara are okay.. instead, wear a nightly gel called "Adapalene 0.1%" and rinse off in morning.. You should see good results w/in 3 wks.
Name: Karina
City:   O.C., California
Comments:   Oh, I forgot! ~And about the dark underarms... Girls, just wear a white, push-up deodorant like "Secret" and your armpits will be closer in color to your natural skin tone.
Name: sumithrah
City:   Malaysia
Comments:   This website is really great.It save my time end money on spending for skin care product. Thank you and keep up ur good work
Name: muutasim
City:   jos
Comments:   PLZ COULD SOMEBODY HELP ME COS I AM DYING OF SEENING SPOTS ON MY FACE PLS IS THERE ANY REMEDY TO CURE IT PLS
Name: Angela
City:   India
Comments:   Hi, Iím suffering from white pimples on my face itís like under skin & sometimes I take it out by nail! Plz advice on how to get ride of these white pimplesNULL
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