top of page

Protect Your Hair During The Winter Months: Olive Oil A Great Solution For Hair


Olive oil has been widely used in your salads as well as many other things. It is one of healthiest components to make your food taste better. This oil comes directly from the Mediterranean Region and it has become so famous that it has been used in all the continents. It is a favorite among all the health conscious people. Due to the immense number of benefits, it has been ranked among the top nutrition provider. It has been widely used in soaps making it mild and very skin friendly. It also helps to moisturize your body by the use of this oil in the soap.

Home Made Recipes


To have beautiful, lustrous, shiny, silky and dandruff free hair, olive oil is the best bet. You can apply a good amount of oil on your hair and cover it with a shower cap for 30 minutes, later shampoo it.

​​Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautions while following instructions on the recipes from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.




Care for Skin during 
the Winter
Winter time
Glam Tips
Tips for Healthy
Winter Hair

Your SKIN...the largest organ in your body? It’s your skin, which according to the experts occupies more than 21 square feet of surface space (think of an average-sized powder room). And it’s not only expansive -- it also has heft, accounting for between six and ten percent your body weight.

It is essential you take care of it, especially during the summertime, when UV levels can wreak havoc on exposed skin. While those killer rays may feel sensational, the effects of sun exposure may not be as agreeable over time. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), one in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer during their lifetime.  The best way to avoid trouble? Block harmful rays when you're out during the day; even during cloudy days use sun protection. Sun rays can penetrate light clouds, mist, and fog. The danger exists in all seasons, and the damage builds up each year.

Take Care of Your Skin This Winter


Dry, itchy skin affects more than 80 percent of Americans and can be most prevalent during the cold winter months - when humidity and temperature drop - making skin particularly vulnerable to dryness and cracking.


"Frigid temperatures and low humidity can contribute to dry, winter skin," says New York City dermatologist Dr. Diane Berson. "It is important to take extra special care of skin during the winter, especially for those with sensitive skin. People with sensitive skin should look for products without dyes or fragrances." 


If you have a problem with dry skin, Berson recommends that you consider the following:


What personal care products do you use?


Sensitivity to fragrances and dyes commonly found in soaps, lotions, and even deodorants can be a frequent cause of skin irritation. Look for personal care products specially formulated for sensitive skin that are hypoallergenic and free of dyes and perfumes, such as all® Free Clear laundry detergent, the No.1 dermatologist and allergist recommended detergent for people with sensitive skin.


Make the switch 


As the temperature dips, your skin craves more moisture. Remember to replace lightweight summer lotion with lotions that have a higher concentration of emollients (lipids), which help skin seal in and retain moisture. 


Get vapor relief 


Cranking up the thermostat in winter creates more dry heat, which can leave skin parched and lead to itchiness. Use a vaporizer, which produces hot steam, or humidifier, which produces cool mist, to add moisture to the air. Be sure to thoroughly clean and disinfect humidifiers regularly to prevent harmful particles from building up. This is especially important for people with mold allergies.



Keep it cool 


Chilly winters may make a long hot shower or bath sound enticing, but hot water can actually wash away skin's natural oils, leaving it extra dry and itchy. Instead, take warm showers and pat skin dry. To lock in moisture, apply body lotions containing ingredients like petrolatum and glycerin which work to keep skin hydrated.


For the pucker

A mixture of Olive oil and shea butter is the best solution for chapped lips. It does wonders for your kissable puckers!












Makeup Tips According To The Winter Season 


Here are some tips on how to put on eyeshadows


Apply first to the under brow a highlighter color like a light neutral color.  Apply from the brow to the lid. Examples of highlighter colors to be used on the under brow were pale taupe or gray.  Next, apply a second color to the orbital bone like a dark or medium neutral. These colors can be brought halfway to the lid. Examples of colors to be used on the orbital bone were smoked plum, gray, or smoked navy.

Apply a third color to the lid.  These colors could be the same color as your eyes or a complimentary neutral. Examples of colors to be used on the lid were mushroom, taupe, mauve, cocoa, plum, grayed brown, smoked mauve, or navy.


And now mascara & liner...


When it came to picking a mascara only people categorized as "winters", with extremely dark eyes, were to wear black.  Other "winters" would wear brown-black or brown according to the depth of their coloring.  If eyeliner was used, a person was to use only a touch of the liner on the outer third of the upper lid.



Lips are a must!


Perfect looking lips are attainable and begin with an ideal lip line. You can have lips that look like a makeup artist did them simply by following a few important steps.

1.    When applying foundation continue over the lips to provide a base for lip liner and lipstick.

2.    Keeping your mouth-closed trace a fine line around the lips with a sharp pencil. A blunt pencil will make blending more difficult. Start at the v of the top lip and move outward to lip corners by making short strokes (rest your hand on your chin for better control). After you have penciled in the top lip, begin from the middle of the bottom lip and move outward also. Follow the natural lip line.

3.    To make lips look larger follow the outer edge of the natural lip line making sure not to go over the natural lip line. 

4.    Lipstick will stay on longer if the whole lip is filled in with lip liner before lipstick is applied.  If you decide to use this technique, be aware that darker lip liner will darken the look of your lipstick. And, if you are going for a light look use a light lip liner.

5.    Now that lips are filled in, apply lipstick with a lipstick brush (using a lip brush will give you more control). When lipstick has been applied, with lips closed, lay a tissue across both lips to blot.

You are ready to go, with perfect lips. Continue with touch-ups during the day. If you are not used to wearing lipstick, it will probably take awhile to get used to having your lips done and not “eating” the lipstick. The plus to having nice lips, aside from the obvious, is you will never be plagued with dry lips again an over time they become softer. That’s certainly reason enough to take care of your lips, especially during the winter season!





Pamper Your Feet For Soft Skin

During the winter months, our feet can't seem to catch a break. Wearing sweaty shoes and socks can give rise to an itchy infection like athlete's foot.  To keep away moisture, which creates a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and fungus, Dr. Wu suggests using a deodorant foot powder, such as Dr. Scholl's Original Foot Powder, and letting your feet breathe whenever you can. 

For cracked heels and rough spots,  we recommend soaking your feet in warm water and using a foot paddle, like OPI Pedicure Foot File or Diamancel Foot Paddle, or a pumice stone to slough off dead skin. "Afterwards, rub on a rich foot cream and put on socks to lock in the moisture. You can also

soften your feet by applying olive oil on your feet.

Mix in bowl 1 egg, 1 tsp honey, 1/2 tsp olive oil and few drops of rose water. Use this as a mask for dry skin. Once applied keep it for some time, later rinse it off with warm water. Dab it dry.

bottom of page