Editor-in-Chief & Publisher: MIR JAVED RAHMAN


The Beauty ABCS
Hop on, as MAG takes you through a range of beneficial nutrients for your hair and skin


Issue Date 22 - 28 Apr, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Magnificent Milk

Magnificent Milk

Be it a protein shake, a simple glass of warm milk, or a low fat yogurt, milk is and will continue to remain one of the healthiest food sources available. In fact, it is one of the most widely used food sources. Dairy nutrition forms an important part of our diet, considering the fact that there are 6 billion consumers of milk and milk products. India is the largest producer and consumer of milk. Milk is generally known for its high content of calcium, but it is a treasure of many other vital nutrients that can provide you endless health benefits. It is also a wonderful beauty aid. Milk plays an important role in the overall nutrition and health.

Improves complexion
Milk is great for improving the complexion. All you need to do is apply raw milk all over your face and neck and leave it for 10 minutes. Rinse off with fresh water. This will make your skin fairer and softer within minutes.

Excellent cleanser
Raw milk is an excellent cleanser. You can dip a cotton ball in raw milk and wipe your face with it. Rinse off your face with fresh water after five minutes. Doing this daily will provide you with a squeaky clean skin from the inside out, besides making it fair and supple.

Milk as a conditioner
Milk can be a great conditioner for your hair. Just fill a spray bottle with some cold milk and spray your hair thoroughly with it. Comb your hair gently and wash off after 30 minutes. You will not require a conditioner as the milk has already conditioned your hair.

Shrinks pores
Sour cream or sour milk can help in shrinking pores. If you have large and open pores, take some sour cream and apply it on your face and neck. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash clean. Dairy products are quite effective in counteracting large pores.

Removes dead cells
Using milk scrub on your skin will remove dead cells, giving it a natural glow. All you need to do is dissolve some salt in boiling water and add four cups of instant non-fat milk to it. Soak for 20 minutes in lukewarm water and scrub.

Smoothens fine lines and wrinkles
You can make a smooth paste by mashing half a banana with a few teaspoons of raw milk. Apply it on clean and damp skin, and leave it for 15 minutes then wash off with water. This mask will help smoothen the fine lines and add glow to your face.

Treats dry and rough hair
Milk is a boon for dry and rough hair. Rub it on your scalp and wash off after a few minutes to nourish your hair from the inside out. This will make your hair naturally soft and silky.


Nigella seeds

Nfor Nigella seeds

Nigella seeds are more commonly known as kalonji or black cumin seeds in Pakistan. Brace yourself for this remedial seed oil has been blessed with nature’s gift of stimulating radiance. Replenish your skin with these black seeds as they are highly rich in essential fatty acids like linoleic. These are essential as they are not produced by the body.

Pack # 1
You will need
· Honey
· Nigella seeds

Method
Make a paste of honey and nigella seeds and apply it for half an hour. Wash it off and you will get a glowing skin.

Pack # 2
You will need
· Apple cider vinegar
· Nigella seeds

Method
If you face problems like skin acne, then prepare a paste of nigella seeds and apple cider vinegar. Apply it on the affected area and leave it for a while then wash off. Do it on a regular basis to get rid of the problem.

Pack # 3
You will need
· Black seed powder
· Nigella seed oil
· Sesame seed oil

Method
For those suffering from dry skin problems, get unlimited supply of moisture by making a paste using black seed powder, nigella seed oil and sesame seed oil. Apply this for a week to see noticeable changes in your skin.


Orange

Orange

A combination of the Vitamin C and bioflavonoids in oranges can increase circulation and blood flow to your scalp, thereby stimulating hair growth. Oranges also contain folic acid, another promoter of lush, long, and healthy hair. When mashed into a pulp, orange peel can be applied to your scalp and hair to combat dandruff. Along with Vitamin C, the fruit is full of Vitamin B12 and Vitamin E. Increasing your intake of these essential nutrients will help your hair stay strong and silky by staving off breakage and dullness. Don’t just rush and buy the first orange-based beauty product you see. Instead, save yourself the cash and try out these awesome homemade orange hair care masks for yourself.

Mask # 1
You will need
· 1 orange
· 1 lemon
· 1tsp honey
· 1tsp olive oil

Method
Start by squeezing the juice from your orange and lemon into a bowl. If you don’t have a juicer, ensure juicing over a sieve to keep out the pulp. Next, add honey and olive oil to your mixture, combining them thoroughly. Simply massage this mask into your hair (focusing on the scalp), then leave it to sit for approximately an hour before washing your hair as usual.
This mask is a great way to revitalise and strengthen dull and damaged hair. Vitamins B, B12, C and E (found in oranges and lemons) will promote shine and overall hair health while a dash of honey will add much-needed moisture and antioxidants to your hair follicles. Just a touch of olive oil completes the recipe with anti-fungal properties for a healthy scalp.

Mask # 2
You will need
· 1 cup orange peel powder
· ½ cup shikakai powder

Method
Cosmetic shampoos are good, but save your hair from all the damaging chemicals and use this natural shampoo made up of organic peel. Take powder of dried orange peel and mix it with shikakai powder. Add about two tablespoons of water to the mixture when you are about to wash the hair. Apply the liquid on your hair and rinse it off with warm water.

Mask # 3
You will need
· 1 cup orange juice
· 1 cup yogurt
· 4tbsp lime juice

Method
This orange hair pack will give you shiny and lustrous hair, control dandruff and improve your scalp quality. Take orange juice and yogurt and mix well with lime juice. Apply on scalp and leave it for an hour before washing it off.




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