Treat your dark circles with these two miracle ingredients


Treat your dark circles with these two miracle ingredients

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By Rima Soni

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Published: Fri 11 Jan 2019, 2:36 PM

Last updated: Fri 18 Jan 2019, 8:26 AM

I have dark circles that just won't go away despite the number of home remedies I've tried. Is Vitamin C serum good for dark circles? What are its other benefits? Also, I used to have good hair back in my childhood, but because I didn't take care of it, my hair is rough and damaged now. Can argan oil be used to fix this? Or can you suggest another remedy?
- Name withheld
Vitamin C is excellent for lightening dark circles; it also shrinks pores, reduces pimples and acts as an anti-ageing oil. You need to rest your eyes: too much work on the computer, late nights and low intake of water are key causes of dark circles. Eye pads dipped in cucumber juice or coconut milk can also help lighten them. Argan oil is a very nourishing oil for hair. Even a few drops added to wet hair helps to keep hair in good condition.
I am a 12-year-old girl with some problems: (1) My facial skin is dry, especially during cold weather; (2) I have blackheads and whiteheads on my nose and chin; (3) I have pimples and pimple marks on my forehead and all over my face; (4) I want to get pink lips. Can you help me with some natural remedies?
- Sarah Fathima
For rich moisturising and to take care of pimples and pimple marks, take 1 tablespoon papaya pulp, and mix it with a little rice powder, bicarbonate of soda and honey. Apply this mask to your face daily. Leave on for 30 minutes. Gently scrub off and rinse first with a little warm water, followed by a cold water rinse. This will help your skin problems. Drinking at least 10 to 12 glasses of filtered water will add a glow to your skin. Coat lips with a thin film of milk, and leave on overnight. Scrub off next day. This will exfoliate dead cells and add colour to lips.

I am a 20-year-old woman suffering from Acanthosis nigricans; I have managed to lose 10 kg through exercise and diet, but I cannot seem to lighten the dark skin around my neck, armpits and other places near my nether regions. My parents also suffer from a similar problem. Please do help! (I'm a vegetarian, so please suggest remedies that don't involve eggs etc.) Also any tips on reducing dandruff and lightening skin would be very helpful.
- Priya
Acanthosis nigricans could be hereditary; eat fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and drink 10 to 12 glasses of filtered water daily. Alongside, do this treatment: take some oats (don't powder them fine, keep them coarse), add fresh tomato juice to make a paste and apply on affected areas; when dry, scrub off with damp fingers. After rinsing off the mask, apply a few drops of almond oil mixed with a few drops of water on the affected areas. Do this treatment daily. Avoid sunlight. Always wear sun protection when you go out. For dandruff: massage yoghurt with a few drops of lemon juice on the scalp to cleanse it of dandruff.

Please give me a remedy for itchy scalp. I have dandruff that won't go away. And if I apply oil, my hair fall gets worse. Please help.
- Geena
Take 3 tablespoons of oats, add some water, and allow it to rest for 20 minutes. Squeeze the mix, and you will get a milky water. Massage on scalp, and leave on for 20 minutes. Oats moisturise the skin and get rid of dandruff too. Avoid hot water when you rinse your hair; always use water at room temperature since it's much more calming.

Can you give me a remedy for male pattern baldness? I've already lost a lot of hair.
- Rajesh
Onion juice is rich in sulphur. It also activates hair growth. Apply on scalp. Leave overnight. Don't rub vigorously - a gentle massage is better. Do every day for best results. This may help with your problem.
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