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A natural approach to beauty
February is the month for romance with
Valentine's Day on February 14. Some people aim
to celebrate with a gift or flowers, a night out on
the town, a romantic meal or even extend the
romance further with a short break away.
However you choose to celebrate there is little
doubt you want to look your best for this or any other
special occasion. Here are a few simple tips to help you
look good, naturally.
Give your skin a glow:
• Mash a banana with milk and apply on face and
leave it for 20 minutes. Wash it with cold water to
get a skin that will glow.
• Apply honey on your face and neck for 20 minutes.
Wash it with cold water. Your skin will glow and
become soft and smooth.
• Mix egg white with honey and apply on the face for
20 minutes. Wash it with cold water.
• Make a paste of one teaspoon of walnut powder, honey
and lemon juice. Scrub your face with this paste and
leave it for 20 minutes. Wash it with cold water.
• Rub a piece of papaya on your face and neck for 15
minutes. Then wash with tap water.
• Make a paste by mixing two tablespoon turmeric
powder in orange juice. Scrub it on your face and neck
and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash it with cold water.
• A paste of the fresh fenugreek leaves, applied on the
face prevents pimples, blackheads, dryness of the
face and early appearance of wrinkles.
Make your eyes stand out:
• With those lines around the eyes, better known as
crow's feet, it may be worth considering a daily massage
routine and the use of a good moisturiser to keep the
skin as supple as possible. Massage in a little apricot oil
and with the ring finger in a circular motion from the
corner of the eye outwards towards the temple area. Do
this on a daily basis to exercise and improve the
efficiency of the muscles encircling the eye.
• Bags under the eyes are often due to fluid retention.
The appearance of those bags can often look worse
on waking in the mornings and that's because the
fluid builds up overnight. You might like to try a little
exercise in jumping up and down or just running up
and down the stairs as gravity can help pull down
the excess fluid and lessen their appearance. Other
well know remedies include lying down with
cucumber or potato slices over the eyes or the
application of ice or cold teaspoons.
• Use eye lash curlers to give your eyes the wide-eyed
Bambi look. You can buy ordinary metal eye lash
curlers or invest in the newer heated ones.
Whichever you choose the end result will be the
same, beautiful eyes.
• Avoid eating salty foods as they cause water
retention and the skin around your eyes will become
bloated and puffy. Drinking too much alcohol
contributes to redness in the eyes.
• Always protect your eyes from the sun by wearing
good quality sun glasses that will efficiently filter out
the harmful UV rays. This will stop you from
squinting as well, one of the causes of premature
wrinkles and crow's feet.
• To maintain the pink colour of your lips, crush fresh red
rose petals and add a little ghee to make a paste. Apply
this paste on your lips and leave for about an hour.
Wash it with water to achieve soft and beautiful lips.
• Daily night massage your lips with a mixture of
honey and almond oil to prevent them drying.
• If you have a problem with dry lips, then mix
olive oil and Vaseline and apply it on lips three to
four times in a day.
• Take water, honey, glycerin and almond oil in
equal amounts and place them in a bottle. Shake
the bottle to mix them well. Apply this mixture
daily to get luscious lips.
• If you are bothered by dark lips, then
combine glycerin with lemon juice and apply
it on your lips. Keeping this mixture overnight
on lips will help to lighten them.
• Facelift • Skin Rejuvenation • Dermal Filling
• Blepharoplasty • Rhinoplasty
• Pinback Bat Ears • Augmentation Mammoplasty
• Reduction Mammoplasty • Abdominal Reconstruction
• Scar Management
DR. R. A. SMITH M.B., B.S (SYD) B.D.S (SYD) F.R.C.S. (ENG) F.R.A.C.S.
& COSMETIC SURGERY
In house theatre facilities for the streamlined
management of cutaneous lesions.
BIGGE STREET MEDICAL CENTRE | Suite 7/42-48 Bigge Street Li
About Dr Smith ...
Dr Smith holds degrees in
dental surgery and medicine
from Sydney University.
After extensive training in
general surgery in England
and four years of hands-on
training in the Plastic Surgery
Units of Oxford United Hospitals,
he was elected Fellow of the
Royal College of Surgeons of
England in 1971.
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