Look beautiful with Shahnaz Husain
World renowned beauty and cosmetology expert Shahnaz Husain answers queries on beauty and skincare. Apart from being an authority on beauty and skincare and a well respected columnist for many reputed magazines, she is chairperson and managing director of the Shahnaz Husain Group of companies, manufacturers of brand herbal and Ayurvedic beauty products
I have dark circles near my eyes. Suggest a home remedy.
I have hair on arms and legs. How can I remove them without using hair removing cream?
Waxing is the best option for the removal of hair on arms and legs. You can have the waxing done at a beauty parlour. Or, you can try using an epilator for arms and legs. It is a small gadget for hair removal. The hair must be at a particular length before removal. Please read the directions given with the gadget. There may be some initial pain while removing hair with an epilator. Both waxing and epilation remove hair by the roots. If you wish, you can make a paste with turmeric and milk and rub it on the arms and legs with circular movements. This does not remove hair, but is said to lessen hair growth over a period of time. It may leave a yellowish tinge on the skin. Use whole turmeric to make the paste, in order to get pure turmeric.
I have oily skin. What is the remedy for that?
For oily skin, after washing the face, apply an astringent lotion. It will be available at a cosmetic store. Or, you can mix rose water and cucumber juice in equal quantities and apply on the face. Wash off after 15 minutes. This also helps to reduce oiliness and close the pores. Mix multani mitti with rose water into a paste and apply on the face. Wash it off when it is dry. Avoid creams. If the skin feels dry, mix 100 ml rose water with one teaspoon pure glycerin. Keep in an airtight bottle in the fridge. Apply a little of this lotion to relieve dryness.
I have small eyes and chubby cheeks. How to make eyes look bigger and cheeks less chubby?
You can make the eyes look bigger and the cheeks look less plump with the help of make-up.
What should I do to grow my nails faster and stronger? Suggest home remedies.
Include adequate protein and calcium in your diet. Take skimmed milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, eggs, fish and sprouts. If you suffer from any health problem or disease, consult your doctor before making changes in your diet. Follow a ten-day programme of taking gelatine. Dissolve one teaspoon gelatin in a little boiling water. Cool the water and add it to fruit juice OR cold milk. Have this daily for ten days. This helps to strengthen nails and encourages growth.
My elbows and knees are dark. Please tell me some home remedies
Take lemon halves and rub them daily on the elbows and knees. Wash it off and then apply sesame seed (til) oil and massage it into the skin. Make a paste of gram flour (besan), curd, lemon juice and a little turmeric (haldi). Apply the paste on these areas at least three times a week. Wash it off after half an hour. You can also apply a cream containing lemon and turmeric daily.
Please tell me how to make and apply a henna pack
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