Do you have frizzy hair? This styling gel will look good on you
Renowned and acclaimed pioneer of the beauty movement, Shahnaz Husain answers some of the common questions about beauty and skincare:
Q. I have warts on my face and neck. How can I remove them?
A. Warts are small, hard, uneven, raised growths with a rough surface. They can appear on the face and other parts of the body. Some warts are caused by a virus and spread quickly and easily. A wart should never be picked with the fingernails. It is best to refer him to a dermatologist, or opt for homeopathic treatment. There are good homeopathic medicines for warts. When it comes to home remedies, daily application of vinegar on warts is said to eventually make them fall off. Apply it only on the wart with cotton. Onions are also said to help. Soak the chopped onions in water overnight. The next morning, apply the water to the areas.
Q. My hair is frizzy. What type of hair gel will work? I want my hair to stay fixed?
A. After shampooing, use a lesser amount of leave-in conditioner or hair serum, lightly massaging the hair. Or, you can also mix water with a creamy hair conditioner and put it in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on the hair. Then comb the hair so that it spreads through the hair. Wash hair with cold water. After shampooing, wrap a towel around your head and let it soak in water. Avoid rubbing. If you use a hair dryer, use a large round brush. Divide the hair into sections. Pin them up and dry one section at a time. Blow down. Using the hair dryer on the hair can cause more frizz.
Q. My face loses its radiance and becomes dull. Please suggest any cream that can help me get freshness back to my face and kindly suggest some home remedies as well?
A. Tone the skin daily with fresh rose water, using cotton pads. Wipe and stroke the skin with them. Then, tap briskly with the cotton pads soaked in rose water. Use a facial scrub once or twice a week. Take sesame seeds (til), dried mint leaves (pudina) and honey. Coarsely crush the sesame seeds and powder the dried mint leaves. Mix them with a little honey and apply on the skin. Leave to act for 5 minutes. Rub gently and rinse with water. Or mix half a cup of ripe papaya pulp with 2 teaspoons of ground almonds and a teaspoon of yogurt. Apply it on the face, avoiding the lips and the eye area. Wash it off after 20-30 minutes.
Q. Please suggest home remedies to get rid of head lice and nits?
A. Apply vinegar to hair and scalp. After an hour, comb through with a fine lice comb and remove the nits (eggs) by hand. The vinegar loosens the nits and they are easier to remove. Then wash the hair with a mild herbal shampoo. After shampooing, add two tablespoons of vinegar to a cup of water and use it as a final rinse. Then comb again with the lice comb. Do this every day for a week. Have weekly henna treatments. Add 4 teaspoons of lemon and coffee juice, 2 raw eggs, one teaspoon of methi seed powder and enough “tea water” to the henna powder, mixing it into a thick paste. “Tea water” can be prepared by re-boiling used tea leaves in enough water, cooling and straining the liquid. If the hair is dry, add two teaspoons of oil. Apply henna to the hair and wash off after an hour.
Q. I have a few skin tags behind my neck and under my arms. Please give me a home remedy to get rid of it?
A. Skin tags are actually small, benign growths and do not cause any harm. However, sometimes many can develop on the face and other areas. If there are a lot of them, it may be best to see a doctor to have them removed. If you want, you can try the following home remedies. Tea tree essential oil is said to help remove skin tags. Take a cotton swab and apply very little tea tree oil directly to the tag. Then cover the area with a bandage. Do it twice a day, until it drops. Or, you can take 2 parts baking soda and one part castor oil. Mix it into a paste. Wash the area around the labels, then apply the paste. Cover with a bandage.