A glowing skin is like a boon! With the today’s lifestyle, junk food and pollution levels – most of us think that maintaining a healthy glowing skin just isn’t possible! But what if we told you it is indeed possible!
While a lot of products and technology can be used to better your skin, sometimes even little ingredients can bring about a difference. Honey – for instance is the perfect ingredient to make facial masks and packs for your skin to glow!
Let’s see how to achieve fairness with honey!
Honey face packs for skin glow and fairness
Honey and gram flour face pack
Gram flour or besan provides for an excellent exfoliate. Together with honey it can help de-tan the skin and get a smoother glowing skin. One just needs to mix 2 tablespoons of gram flour with one tablespoon of honey to turn it into a paste. Get the right consistency with the help of a little water. Now apply this smooth paste on your clean face and let it turn dry. When the pack has dried try to scrub the skin with the help of wet hands! Wash off after a good scrub and watch your skin glow!
Honey and curd face pack
Curd has lactic acid which exfoliates the skin and nourishes it from within. Mixing it with honey makes it a great pack to de-tan, nourish and replenish the skin. Honey provides for the moisture and suppleness needed in the skin. Just mix equal amounts of honey and curd to make it into a good paste. Wash your face and pat dry. Now apply this smooth face pack and let it rest for a good 20 minutes. Wash off and moisturize. Regular usage of this pack helps get soft glow and clear skin without any facial therapies.
Honey and cinnamon face pack
Honey and cinnamon together makes for an excellent face pack that removes acne. It removes dead skin, stimulates the skin cells and also provides anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory aid.
1. Just add 1 tsp of cinnamon in 3 tablespoons of honey
2. Mix them together.
3. Wash your face and pat dry
4. Apply the face pack on the face and specially on the acne prone areas
5. Leave it on for 20 minutes. It shall give a tingling sensation.
6. Wash off and watch fairness in your skin
This face pack helps get a natural fairness and clear skin that glows!
Honey and turmeric face pack
Turmeric is a natural healer. Mixing it with honey makes it an excellent pack to get fairness, glowing and clearer skin. It is best to use raw fresh turmeric for the packs as it is loaded with anti-oxidants. Make a paste of raw turmeric. Take 1 tablespoon turmeric paste and add 1 tablespoon honey to it. Apply it on the skin and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash off well with a face wash to remove traces of yellowish tinge of turmeric. This face packs helps in fighting with acne, getting clear skin, heal the skin from within while also gives golden skin glow!
Honey and rose water face pack
Rose water soothes the skin with its anti-inflammatory properties. It helps in maintaining the PH balance of the skin and fight with the skin inflammation. Honey and rose water both tone the skin and provide for a soft glow. Therefore, mixing them and applying on the skin helps in getting even toned smoother and radiant skin. Mix about 1 tablespoon of rose water with 1 teaspoon of honey and apply it on the clean face. Let it rest for 15 minutes and wash. Repeat the process twice a week to see a soft feel and radiant skin glow!
Honey and sugar scrub pack
Skin needs exfoliation for glowing. Honey and sugar both help open the skin pores and provide for a soft suppleness. Add in 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of olive oil and 2 tablespoon of sugar together. Apply the granulated face pack on the face and let it rest for 10 minutes. Now wet the hands and gently scrub the skin for the sugar to get completely dissolved. This pack helps remove dead skin and skin whitening. Wash off and experience soft glowing radiance on your skin with fairness!
Honey promotes clear skin that radiates. Use it as an ingredient in your face packs experience skin lightening and fairness!
Trying To Gain Weight Fast? Here's How To In 5 Easy Steps
Jul 30, 2018 9:37 AM
You asked for it, and here it is! All we see on every blog is ‘how to lose weight’. What about skinny girls in transit lwho desperately want to gain weight so we can intimidate in our owambe dresses with sexy curves? Here are 5 easy and safe steps to gain weight fast.
Most women are on the search constantly for ways to lose weight. However, there are women with the exact opposite problem- underweight. Being underweight can be just as bad for your health as being obese. Even if you’re not clinically underweight still want to gain some muscle and flesh. This is for you.
Before we discuss how to gain weight, let’s see the general causes for being underweight
1. Eating disorders:
This includes anorexia nervosa, a serious mental disorder.
2. Thyroid problems:
Having an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) can boost metabolism and cause unhealthy weight loss.
3. Celiac disease:
The most severe form of gluten intolerance. Most people with celiac disease don’t know that they have it.
Having uncontrolled diabetes (mainly type 1) can lead to severe weight loss.
Certain infections can cause you to become severely underweight. This includes parasites, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.
Now to 5 easy steps to gain weight fast
1. Don’t drink water before meals
Water fills your stomach up fast so to accommodate more food, avoid drinking water till after meals.
2. Eat lots of protein
Protein is the single most important nutrient for gaining healthy weight. High protein foods include meats, fish, eggs, many dairy products, legumes, nuts and others.If you have a mix of foods on your plate, eat the calorie-dense and protein-rich foods first. Eat the vegetables last.
3. Eat a lot of Carbs
Quite the opposite when you’re trying to lose wait- you’re asked to stay away from carbs.
4. Sleep well
Get enough sleep. Sleeping properly is very important for muscle growth.
5. Eat often
You’re not dieting so eat at least 3 times a day To gain weight, you need proper nutrition and healthy eating. Squeeze in an additional meal or snack whenever you can, such as before bed. Also, drinking whole milk to quench thirst is a simple way to get in more high-quality protein and calories.
Looking for some ways to remove stubborn belly fat ? Belly fat is the fat that will make your jeans fit more snug, but what’s worse is that it does so much more. When white fat grows in the abdomen and nestles deep around your organs, it is getting you ready for a whole host of health troubles.
This is what is called visceral fat. This fat releases stress hormones such as cortisol and inflammatory substances known as cytokines that affect how the body produces insulin. This will end up, not only resulting in obesity but an increased risk of type 2 diabetes as well as heart disease. Let’s look at nine ways to remove stubborn belly fat .
1. KEEP ON MOVING
Moving is one of the best ways to remove stubborn belly fat . There is something that you should like about this visceral fat : it yields pretty easily to aerobic exercise. Swimming, running, biking, pretty much any movement that gets your heart rate up will win over strength or resistance training when it comes to removing belly fat. Duke University found that 12 miles of jogging each week can melt away belly fat.
2. GRAB SOME PROTEIN
Protein is crucial to creating a slimmer figure. But do you know why? As you age, the body will make more insulin since the fat and muscle cells don’t respond to it properly.
Insulin will promote the storage of fat, especially around the middle, and a diet that is high in protein could help to protect you from insulin resistance. A study found that obese women who followed an eight-week diet that was made up of 30% protein, 30% fat, and 40% carbs lost more fat than those who had a diet that consisted of 16% protein, 26% fat, and 55% carbs.
3. CHEW ON SOME POLYUNSATURATED FATS
Saturated fats will cause you to gain more visceral fat than polyunsaturated. In a Swedish study, researchers found that of the subjects who ate 750 extra calories each day for seven weeks in the form of either palm (saturated) or sunflower (polyunsaturated) oil, the former gained more belly fat and the latter gained more muscle mass and lost belly fat. You can find polyunsaturated fats in nuts, fish, and seeds.4. EAT PLENTY OF VINEGAR
Obese people that took a tablespoon or two of vinegar each day for a total of eight weeks found that their body fat decreased significantly, especially visceral fat. One of the main reasons may be that the acetic acid that vinegar has causes proteins that will burn fat.
Kim Kardashian causes a stir in Los Angeles as she steps out in skintight velvet pants with barely-there crop top (Photos)
Jul 31, 2018 8:15 AM
Kim Kardashian caused a stir as she was spotted arriving at Jimmy Kimmel LIVE on Monday in Los Angeles.
The 37-year-old reality star and mother of three rocked a one-shoulder crop top and skin-tight velvet pants which flaunted her curvaceous curves ahead of her appearance. She also paired the all-black ensemble with silver shield sunglasses and clear mules heels designed by her husband, rapper Kanye West.
crazy Kylie Jenner fan has spent an amazing £14,000 (N6.7 million) on lip filler alone, just to look like the reality TV star.
James Holt, 24, from Manchester, never felt truly happy with his natural look and his biggest insecurities were always his lips, until he turned 16 and had his first of many fillers.
According to Metro UK, he has had his fillers spill out of his lips because there was too much in them, but he continues to plan his next procedures and still gets his lips topped-up every two months.
James relished the feeling he got after his first round of fillers and knew that he would keep on having them, despite what his friends and family said.
So far, James has spent a total of £14,000 on his lips alone. As well as having his lips done every two to four months, James has also had two nose jobs, Botox every three months, teeth whitening twice a year and Botox injections into his armpits to prevent sweating.
James travelled abroad to Poland for his nose jobs, with each one costing £4,000. The Botox procedure has set James back £12,000 as he has been doing it since the age of 18, and a further £4,000 on cheek fillers as well as £1,000 on chin fillers.
“I wasn’t happy with my natural look, but I feel comfortable with this fake look,” said James.
“I started when I was 16 when I found someone who would give me lip fillers, and I think it’s got better with time. I like going to different people to have work done because there’s different techniques that they can use. It adds to my face.
“I’ve always wanted to change my face after seeing celebs doing it, so I thought I’d start with my lips and getting Botox injections.
“It felt great after the first time and I knew I’d be getting more.”
What do you think of the Muslim beauty blogger Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, a.k.a., Muslim Girl, who is refusing an award because it was going to be handed out by an Israeli, Gal Gadot?
Jul 29, 2018 11:13 AM
Writer, survivor, running up the down escalator of life
What’s there to think? The blogger spells her position out very clearly, and it doesn’t appear to have anything to do with what you’re claiming it does:
“Her vocal support of the Israeli Defense Forces’ action in Palestine goes against Muslimgirl.com’s morals and values,”
If she feels accepting this award might damage her website’s image who am I to say otherwise? I didn’t create her blog, I didn’t attract its audience, and it’s not up to me to maintain it.
To be blunt if I were in her position I’d probably be wary of accepting an award from an Isreali celebrity as well - unless they were an outspoken critic of the IDF -much less someone who hashtags ‘loveidf.’ It’s not a personal issue. I’m simply not naive enough to imagine there is no antipathy toward such figures among Muslims, or - for that matter - among some leftists and feminists.
If you want to keep your audience you don’t piss them off. It’s a fairly self-explanatory concept.
What do you think of the blogger of the Muslim girl beauty refusing an award because it was going to be handed out by an Israeli, Gal Gadot?
I think I need to start blogging about beauty right away, so that maybe I’ll get to meet Gal Gadot in person.
Also I think that Miss Al-Khatahtbeh is biting off her nose to spite her face. And also a flaming idiot. She complains that Gal and the IDF oppress women, clearly implying women at large, yet she belongs to a religion that systematically and dogmatically oppresses women. Yeah. Have fun with that.
As Murphy Barrett has rather hilariously stated, I think I should become a beauty blogger right away so that I too can meet Gal Gadot in person!
Initially though, before googling what this question was about and who exactly it was mentioning,I would’ve also added something on the lines of “if only I was 6 inches taller and had a nice face!”.
However, thankfully for misshapen clucks like myself, Amani Al-whateverthefuck has done an excellent job of setting the bar very, VERY low:
It is so encouraging to see the modelling industry lower their standards, I’m really beginning to start liking this “multicultural”, “politically correct” drivel! I mean, because of it, I can well and truly envision myself as the cover of Play-sexless alien magazine in a few years - that is, of course after gender has been made illegal and so Playboy rightfully changes it’s name to keep up with the times!
Pardon my uncouth idiosyncrasy, but to answer the question - what do I think of this whole cartoonish situation?
Well, apart from the fact that I think it’s a bloody relief since I don’t well and truly believe Amani Al-whateverthefuck deserved it in the first place (sue me),I also think it’s bloody petrifying.
I may have taken the piss out of Amani Al-whateverthefuck in this answer, but I must concede that she is a working, everyday, successful citizen. Therefore, it comes as even more of a surprise that such a seemingly normal person can think in such a crude way.
The million dollar question is, what causes this discrepancy amongst not only extremists and radicals, but normal everyday people?
Is it because I am a “racist” and have caused her to think like she does?
Is it because ….OH….SOCIETY…OHHHHH SOCIETY! , islamophobic society has oppressed her, shaping her views?
Am I to blame, because unlike you I haven’t joined in mass societal condescension towards Muslims and Islam and I actually believe that whatever they think, they are EQUAL to me and not little kids, and should thus be accountable for their actions and beliefs?
Perhaps, but the answer is only two words:
It makes people act in very strange ways…
B.A. Integrated Marketing Communications & Sports Nutrition, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2012)
She's a typical anti-Semitic, racist. Gal Gadot served in the IDF because service is compulsory. She speaks about the blog's “morals and values” which support Ahed Tamimi, who is a terrorist famous for provoking many soldiers for photo ops.
The terrorist-supporting, racist blogger looks like a mess, so good, don't accept it because she doesn't deserve it anyway. No compulsion in religion my foot.
studied at City College of New York
Muslim beauty blogger Amani Al-Khatahtbeh
Now, that name I know.
I think it’s rather clever of Ms. Al-Khatahtbeh.
She is doing several things at once. Controversy is publicity. Publicity with a really well known name attached is really good publicity. Muslim beauty blogging is a pretty niche market, and if she quietly accepted the award, lots of people would have continued to live not knowing who she is. In other words, she increased her reach.
She is also being a model Arab, earning extra brownie points with her core audience. Public derision of Israel is important - if you do it, you become popular among many Muslims. If you don’t do it, you lose that extra push. And if you happen to say something positive… well, you could be in various amounts of trouble, from losing revenue to death threats. That’s good publicity for some people, but a beauty blogger isn’t after that.
She also nicely references the controversy du jour - the girl arrested for slapping a soldier. Slick. Very slick.
I think it was rather stupid of Revlon to offer her this award. You have to be roughly as intelligent as a tree stump to not be able to foresee that having an Israeli Jew present an award to an Arab who isn’t specifically known to be conciliation-minded would be a problem. Some day this may not be that big a deal, but today is not that day.
This does nothing to alter my views on Arab-Israeli relations, and is really of no consequence. Since I am not a Muslim woman and don’t read Muslim beauty blogs, I am going to forget this in short order and move on with my life.
lived in İsrael (1993-1996)
She is entitled to her opinion and, as far as forms of protest go, this is entirely legitimate.
Do I agree with her decision? Not at all. I feel she is unjustly stigmatising Gal Gadot and attacking her for being Israeli. To me, this would be like an Armenian refusing to accept an award from someone who was Turkish.
I disagree with her decision but I understand it and, although it saddens me, I can respect it to some degree.
works at Students
This is a very interesting question. Let me start off with correcting you, (your statement isn’t correct). The beauty Blogger (Amani Al-Khatahtbeh) isn’t refusing the reward because Gal Gadot is and Israeli, she’s refusing the award due to the fact that the brand Ambassador publicly supports the occupation that her government has in Palestine currently. In a state that Amani released, she tells you the reason and provides an example of the injustice that is occurring in Palestine due to the Israeli occupation. Personally I am proud of her, this award is an honour, but she understands that if she accepts this award, it would go against what her website and/or blog stands for. When Amani decided not to take the award, she also raised awareness about what is going on in Palestine right now.
Here are some examples, just in case you didn’t now what was going on:
Also in the West Bank, Israeli authorities destroyed homes and other property under discriminatory practices that severely restrict Palestinians’ access to construction permits and forcibly displaced, as of October 17, 1,283 Palestinian residents in West Bank areas under direct Israeli administrative control.
In the same period, Israeli forces killed 8 people in Gaza during demonstrations at the border fence, and injured at least 188. The Israeli authorities have declared an area inside Gaza but near the border with Israel to be a “no-go” zone, and Israeli soldiers fire at people who enter it. They also continued to shoot at Palestinian civilians in the “no-go” zone that Israel imposes just inside Gaza's northern and eastern borders and at fishermen who venture beyond six nautical miles from the shore—the area to which Israel restricts Gaza fishing boats. In April, Israel expanded the fishing zone to nine miles but reinstated the six-mile limit in June. Israel says it restricts access to the sea to prevent weapons smuggling and restricts access to the no-go zone to prevent cross-border attacks.
There were Palestinians who fought back, but that does not justify the what the Israeli government’s actions.
TEL AVIV -- On Monday, an organization of Israeli soldiers known as “Breaking the Silence” released a report containing testimonies from more than 60 officers and soldiers from the Israel Defense Forces who served during the 50-day war against Hamas militants last summer in the Gaza Strip.
The soldiers describe reducing Gaza neighborhoods to sand, firing artillery to avenge fallen comrades and shooting at innocent civilians out of boredom.
Leaders of Breaking the Silence argue that permissive rules of engagement, coupled with the firing of thousands of rounds of artillery and tank shells in the dense urban area of the Gaza Strip, led to massive damage and high numbers of civilian deaths. More than 2,100 Palestinians were killed; as many as seven in 10 were civilians, according to the United Nations and human rights groups. On the Israeli side, 66 soldiers and six civilians were killed, including one child.
Israeli military officials (alongside Amnesty International) say that Hamas employed human shields and hid rocket launchers, weapons and fighters in schools, mosques and hospitals.
Numerous human rights organizations and what-not have called out Israel's government and their supporters for the tragic events that have occurred (and currently happening). Innocent children and people have died, homes have been demolished, shops too. Civilians severely injured due to this unjust occupation. Along the West Bank, Israel has forced out Palestinians and created a settlement for Israelis, where the new occupants have been given benefits ( from the Israeli Government) that the Palestinians are denied. Supporting the oppressors is disgusting. Point blank.
There is a lot more research that I could add, but Ill leave that up to you. I would suggest that if you want to learn more on this topic that you research it. Back to what I was saying…. “I AM EXTREMELY PROUD OF HER!”
(Edit: I wouldn’t look down on Amani even if she did take the Award. That is her personal decision)
former Project Manager at Israeli Charity
I think she’s a bigot.
Israeli military service is mandatory, so basically, any Israeli will be seen as “problematic.”
And what does Gal Gadot have to do with Ahed Tamimi’s arrest?
And do people have the same problem with actor Adam Driver, a former US Marine?
From New Creations Wedding Design + Coordination… Planning a wedding while your fiancé is going through med school and trying to move cross-country is one tough gig! Joy was tasked with doing just that, so she knew she needed assistance. She reached out for help in planning her and Zach’s summer wedding in Seattle as they were gearing up for a cross country move just a few weeks after their engagement. Since both of them grew up in the greater Seattle area, the wedding was planned here so family and friends could be in attendance. However the majority of the planning was done long-distance from Georgia.
Joy and Zach were a dream couple – the ones that make you LOVE your job! Kind hearted, genuine, passionate, and certainly not least, possessing impeccable style and taste. They made it back when they could for planning meetings – mostly surrounding the design, as that was the most important to pulling off their vision for the wedding. Creating their inspiration board first, followed by artist renderings to have the space take on a more realistic feel (and to help their vendors capture the overall design), the design began to take shape and no detail was spared.
Creating the vision of a bountiful summer garden, we wowed guests upon entering the venue with a 8′ tall floral wall backdrop. We dubbed this the “selfie station,” and guests LOVED taking their photo in front of it, not to mention the stunning portrait photos captured of the bride and groom before the guests arrived. The garden feel carried over to the ceremony with a lush floral canopy attached to the venues existing arbor, sheer draping, a chandelier, and garlands along the backside of the ceremony chairs.
There wasn’t a dry eye as Joy and Zach exchanged vows in a ceremony officiated by Zach’s father. As they recessed out, guests threw flower petals on the happy couple. After, guests enjoyed signature cocktails to cool them off on a hot summer day and could rest on the lounge area by the bar. Once cocktail hour was over, guests were escorted down to the reception tent where they found their seating assignments on scrolls hanging from wrought iron gates topped with florals transferred from the ceremony site. They were wowed by the reception tent with textured custom linens on the guest tables, gold rimmed glassware and flatware, and stunning floral centerpieces in burgundies, pinks, creams, and greens. Rough edge paper table numbers with calligraphy numbers were held by floral frogs to carry the floral theme throughout. Various styles of centerpieces dotted the guest tables as well as provided visual interest to the tent.
As the reception moved on and we got to the dessert portion of the night, it was clear that guests were not going to leave hungry. Three dessert tables abounded with wedding cakes, dessert bites, and even mini peach cobblers to give a nod to the couples’ new home state of Georgia. “Georgia on My Mind” was their first dance song as they kicked the night into open dancing. The night ended with a grand sparkler exit to the car, and Joy and Zach were whisked away to wedded bliss.
This wedding seriously was a dream to work on, and I could not have asked for a better, more beautiful couple to partner with to make their dreams come true. One of the things I love most about specializing in Asian weddings is that I get to be witness to the blending of traditions and cultures of so many families. Joy and Zach opted to have an intimate Thai ceremony at her father’s home to celebrate Joy’s family heritage just a couple days before their actual wedding day. Joy dressed in traditional Thai wedding attire, and family surrounded them in an intimate celebration of her culture and joining Zach into it. As two became one, two cultures also combined, creating one perfect day, perfect couple, and perfect marriage. Cheers to one of my favorite weddings! Enjoy!