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The subject of beauty care encompasses a staggering range of topics. However, there are a few sets of beauty problems which are faced by almost all of us and hence call for ready solutions.

In this chapter, we’ve discussed the most common beauty problems, their remedies and other related aspects.

Beauty Problems and Remedies

The most common beauty problems emerge from our basic state of health and lifestyle. Of course, what tops even in this list is lack of daily care and ignoring your skin problems in the longer run.

Below, we’ve briefly discussed each of the common beauty problems with special regard to your skin.


Freckles are the tiny dark spots that are sprinkled on the face. These appear more on the elevated areas of the skin including the nose, cheeks, bones and forehead.

These spots appear due to a prolonged exposure to sun and is more common in people with a fairer skin. Freckles occur when the pigments in the lower layers of the skin get transferred to the upper layers, getting gradually destroyed in the process.

The best remedy for freckles is minimizing exposure to the sun and intensive moisturization.


These are caused by the accumulation of the hardened sebum or oil in the pores of the skin. Also known as milia, these spots are best cured by maintaining a regular diet and a healthy lifestyle


This skin problem is typically caused by lack of sleep, fatigue, stress and dietary deficiencies.

Dark under-eye circles respond quite well to the special under-eye creams containing lanolin and almonds. Besides, the skin around the eyes should also be carefully left out when applying a face mask.


When the sebaceous glands become overactive, it usually results in the enlargement of the pores. Once this happens, these glands then secrete oils which further lead to clogging of the pores. This in turn forms the base for the development of blackheads, white heads and other related forms of acne.

The typical remedy for this kind of problem is to use a medicated cleanser to keep the pores free of sebum. Deep pore cleansing done with specialised cleansers also helps considerably. In addition, it is often helpful to use a skin tonic with a rose base for keeping the pores free of the problem causing sebum.


Warts are basically the small, hard and raised growths, with a rough surface. These can appear on any part of the body, but are more common on hands and face and are believed to be caused by a particular virus.

Sclerotherpay, the treatment of warts is always carried out by a trained professional and generally comprises of insertion of a specialised product into the area, causing the blood flow to the wart to stop. Once done, the wart slowly dries up and then crumbles. The same effect can also be achieved by creams and ointments as well.


Under-eye bags look just like heavy pouches right under the eyes. Usually a hereditary problem, the under-eye bags mostly develop during the thirties. Sometimes, these pouches are caused by other problems such as sinus, urinary tract infections and kidney ailments.

The most important step to take when you this type of a problem is to have a lot of water. This will keep the kidney’s functioning well and also help to ‘flush’ the system. One of the most effective remedies is to have a glass of warm water with lemon juice, first thing in the morning.


Stretch marks are essentially caused due to overstretching of the skin, which destroys its elasticity and resilience. The most common reason for the development of stretch marks is gaining or losing excess weight.

Since, it is almost impossible to cure and completely remove stretch marks, it important to follow suitable preventive measures so that these do not develop in the first place. The most critical time to take adequate care is the time of pregnancy and a few months after the delivery.

Your Self Skin Care Kit

Experts across the globe and cultures have always stressed on a few basic rules of beauty and skin care. Here we give you a specific set of the most critical rules of self care for you tot follow.

Be kind to your skin and your skin will be kind to you!


Beauty therapists across the globe stress on a few basic fundamentals of skin care, which are culled in the following set of 10 golden rules.

  1. Cleanse your skin twice a day with good quality products, which suit your skin type
  1. Develop a habit of seeing a beauty therapist regularly after you are 25 years of age
  1. Know your skin type and treat it accordingly
  1. Avoid the sun
  1. Avoid alcohol and smoking
  1. Drink at least eight glasses of water a day
  1. Use a face mask at least once a week
  1. Exercise regularly
  1. Always remember that regular care and routine always pay rich dividends
  1. Neglect worsens skin and accelerates aging like nothing else does


Essential oils have always been an integral part of the skin care kit. These oils offer the unique advantage of maximum therapeutic help, offered in the most natural manner.

Experts advise using a different set of essential oils for different types of skin. In this section, we furnish a quick list of the essential oils you can use for various skin types.  NEVER PUT ESSENTIAL OILS DIRECT ONTO THE SKIN!  THEY MUST BE MIXED (DILUTED) WITH A CARRIER OIL FIRST!

For Oily Skin

For Dry Skin

For Normal Skin

Bergamot Chamomile Chamomile
Cedarwood Geranium Fennel
Cypress Hyssop Geranium
Frankincense Lavender Lavender
Geranium Patchouli Lemon
Juniper Rose Patchouli
Lavender Sandalwood Rose
Sage Ylang-Ylang Sandalwood

For the combination type of skin, it is advisable to use oils suggested for oily skin on the greasy patches and the oils indicated for normal skin on the rest of the area.

Top 10 Home Beauty Agents

There is no doubt to the fact that quality skin care comes at a price. The price of course, is incurred in terms of money as well as effort and time spent on the procedures.

However, nature has kindly bestowed on us a series of wonderful products which carry amazing curative powers. And whats more!  You do not have to go out and look for these natural wonders and can instead; just conjure enough of them, right from your kitchen and household.

Read on as we share some of the most coveted beauty secrets which you can pick up from your own kitchen.

– Cinnamon: A common ingredient in cooking, this can be used either in its raw form or after being powdered. The oil extracts of cinnamon are highly effective for facial massage. It is also known to have a soothing effect on sun-damaged skin, besides being good for the teeth.

– Almond: Almonds smoothen the skin and also have a skin tightening effect. They are also known to refine and moisturize the skin very well. Almonds are best known as bleaching agents and helpful for removing under-eye circles.

– Honey: Honey is considered one of the best natural moisturizers. In fact, honey can be applied just as it to give the skin a soft, moist and satiny look. A little bit of honey added to the bath water is also known to induce sleep and minimize fatigue.

– Potato: Potatoes are helpful in clearing the blemishes and help patients suffering form eczema. They also have a significant tightening effect and helpful in reducing puffiness around the eyes.

– Cucumber: Cucumber works as an excellent cleaning, soothing and mild astringent on the skin. Rubbing cucumber on oily skins can especially be beneficial.

– Carrot: A handful of carrots boiled and then mashed into a pulp can act as a wonderful face-mask. These are especially helpful for soothing dry and sensitive skin.

– Yoghurt: Yoghurt is regarded as one of the best natural cleansers and is especially useful for oily and spotty skin.

– Cabbage: Cabbage is an excellent nourishing agent. Water is which cabbage has been boiled has been found very soothing for the skin.

– Lemon: Lemon is an extremely effective natural cleanser. It cleanses without disturbing the natural balance of moisture in the skin. Lemon is extensively used in face creams, pre-bath creams, cleansers and masks.

– Eggs: Eggs are considered to be an excellent skin tightener. Apply a raw white of the egg evenly on your face to see the tightening effect it has on the skin.

Just remember that such natural products are extremely effective, but mostly in the longer run. Though some of them can also show immediate results, yet you will have to be patient to see the effects most of them have had on your skin.

Skin Care Guide – Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Skin Care

Part 1 – Human Skin
Part 2 – Acne: Types, Causes and Treatment
Part 3 – Dry Skin
Part 4 – Anti-aging Skin Care
Part 5 – Skin Care Regimen
part 6 – Facial Skin Care
Part 7 – Skin Diseases and Conditions
Part 8 – Cures, Remedies and Therapies

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