Monday, December 19, 2011

Ylang Ylang Oil Has Aphrodisiac & Emotional Benefits

Ylang Ylang is an antiseptic, sedative herb which has some aphrodisiac properties as well. When used internally Ylang Ylang helps reduce fever, blood pressure and tension while externally it is mostly used in aromatherapy, to fight skin irritations, boils, and to give an all-over boost of sensuality.

Extracted from the flowers by the process of steam distillation, Ylang-ylang oil has a very exotic and floral fragrance that is pleasant and liked by most people. Ylang-ylang oil is slightly yellowish in colour and has relaxing properties with its pleasant odour and its sedative effect.

Uses & Benefits of Ylang Ylang Oil

Ylang Ylang is believed to reduce anxiety and perhaps even relieve depression. The Oil is antiseptic, antiseborrhoeic, hypotensive, nervine and sedative. It also acts as anti-depressant.

Massage with Ylang Ylang oil regulates breathing and heart beat and lowers high blood pressure. Exotic and sensual, Ylang Ylang oil assists in overcoming sexual difficulties like frigidity and impotence. It is also helpful in balancing hormones, PMS and general mood swings in females. Ylang Ylang reduces stress, calms the mind and soothes frayed nerves.

Sensual massage with Ylang Ylang Hair Oil not only 'awakens' the senses but also refreshes the mind & body and therefore perfect for sensual massage with your partner.

When blended with Lavender, Ylang Ylang Oil when used regularly leads to a beautiful & glowing skin. It can be used on all skin types, as it balances sebum production and has a toning and stimulating effect on the skin. Ylang Ylang is great for treating skin irritation and boils.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Can Scalp Massage Stimulate Hair Growth?

You can do a lot good to the health of your hair by massaging your scalp. Your hair becomes stronger, thicker, and grow faster if you massage your scalp for 5 minutes on a regular basis. When you massage your scalp using a natural and herbal hair oil, the follicles receive more blood supply because of enhanced circulation. This helps feed hair follicles.

Scalp massage is not only beneficial for growth of hair but also a great stress reducer. It is extremely relaxing, calming, and helps relieve headaches and migraines. It is believed that if you have no or less stress, then you have healthy and beautiful hair.

When you massage your scalp, ensure that you use the pads of your fingers and never use your nails. The kneading pressure applied due to massage warms the skin and opens up blood vessels to increase flow and boost circulation.

We recommend to use Lass Henna Nourishing Herbal Hair Oil to massage your scalp and hair. Apply Henna hair oil liberally over scalp. Spread your fingers apart and place them firmly on your head. Start from the forehead hairline along the arteries in the front, side, and back of the head while making small circles with your fingertips.

Scalp massage as an alternative hair loss treatment to help prevent hair loss in those with thinning hair, baldness and alopecia is an effective method to address these problems withour worrying about any side effects.

How Should Men Be Taking Care Of Their Skin

Men generally ignore taking care of their skin and that makes them look older than their age. One of the reason why men do this is the shortage of time or they may think that skin care regimen is a time consuming process. Many men actually try creams or lotions as and when they get time but due to lack of a proper plan or product they end up damaging their skin.

However, lots of men wish to take care of their skin but unfortunately they do not know how to do it properly. One thing men should understand that they are different from women in many ways and skin is definitely one of them. Therefore, using a women's skin care products is not a smart idea.

Keeping complicity of men's skin care in mind, Lass Cosmetics has developed and offers a unique product for men - Men’s 5 in 1 daily moisturizing Lotion SPF 30. This lotion is 5 function cream for men to organize skin tone naturally and conveniently. With its unique combined function of whitening, wrinkle improvement, and UV protection, this cream takes care of all the problems of men’s skin with daily use. Even busiest of men can use this as it require just a minute or two and provides round the clock moisturizing and protection to the skin.

Enriched with natural & ayurvedic herbs, the Men's Lotion provides round the clock moisturising and protection to the skin. This special formula for men has an effective sun screen with SPF 30 that blocks UVA/UVB rays and prevents premature ageing of skin.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Winter and Cold Cream

As winter approaches, your skin starts to feel taut and uncomfortable. The best way to treat the rough and dry skin during winter months is to use a good cold cream. Cold cream keeps your skin soft and healthy and also provides moisture to the skin. Skin is the most sensitive part and gets affected easily and therefore, one should be prudent while choosing a cold cream so that the skin does not suffer because of daily use of the cream.

It is recommended to find a cold cream which contains natural ingredients and without harsh chemicals. Lass Natural Cold Cream is one such cream which not only contains all natural ingredients but also free from harmful paraben and phthalates. Lass Ultra Moisturizing Cold Cream with rose water is enriched with natural oils, aloe vera, shea butter, almonds and Natural Vitamin-E, which gently work on your skin, giving it a natural glow. Its ayurvedic formula prevents ageing and dehydration of skin. The fast absorbing & non-greasy ultra moisturizing properties of Lass Cold Cream helps retain the moisture and gives a pleasant feeling of comfort to dry skin. This cold cream can be used on both the face and body.

Natural and free from chemicals, Lass Cold Cream is absolutely safe to use for longer period of time. It maintains moisture balance without leaving your skin oily and makes your skin feel smooth, never tight or dry.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Advantages of Handmade Soap Over the Commonly Available Commercial Products

Do you know that skin is the largest organ of our body? And it is because of the 3000 square inches of skin on our body, we survive. Therefore, it is important to take proper care of our skin. However, the basic care we undertake for skin is toxic and dangerous. How? Almost all of us use a bathing soap to clean our body (skin) and majority of soaps contains harmful chemicals which in long run give us plenty of health problems.

Soaps that we generally use are 'commercial' soaps and are actually detergents. Petroleum products, harsh chemicals and cheap perfumes (rather than fragrance oils or essential oils) are used to produce these detergent based soaps. These soaps contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SLS which is a skin, eye and respiratory tract irritant and also allows other toxins to penetrate the skin and enter the blood stream. SLS also mimics the activity of the hormone Oestrogen and may, therefore, cause cancer. Most of the soaps also contain Paraben which is used as a preservative. Parabens also raises concerns because of the fact that many health researchers have shown some evidence of problems on several levels. Many of these soaps include animal fat (unused by-products that are obtained from the meat industry at a very low cost).

The alternative to these chemical laden soaps are definitely 'Natural Handmade Soaps'. Natural Handmade Soaps are made with all natural and vegan products like essential oils, glycerin, shea butter etc. Natural soaps do not make your skin rough, red or dry after a shower or bath. Handmade soaps have natural moisturizers that keep your skin hydrated and healthy.

Natural soaps are environment friendly since they leave out chemical ingredients. They are also good for the skin in comparison to other soaps. Handmade soaps provide your skin the care it deserves by gently cleansing and locking in moisture. The natural fragrances used in handmade soaps can also stimulate health. Cinnamon, for example, has the property to increase blood flow.

A handcrafted natural soap is an indulgence that gives you Spa like luxury at a very little cost. You feel pampered, relaxed and above all stress free while (and after) using these luxurious tool!

Monday, November 21, 2011

What is Cellulite and how to get rid of it?

Cellulites are simple fats that push up against the skin's connective tissue and creates a dimpled, bumpy look which looks like the outside of an orange. It is commonly found and prominently visible around the butt, stomach, and thighs. However, it can happen pretty much anywhere on the body. Cellulites are adipose tissues that lies and stores fat cells beneath the skin.

Many a time cellulite may not be visible but you may still have it. To check, simply pinch your thighs and see whether or not it looks lumpy. If it does, then you've got cellulite.

Cellulite is seen more in women than in men. The reason behind this is probably the fact that men organize their fat in connective tissue that runs parallel to their skin, while Women on the other hand, organize their fat perpendicular to their skin and this causes a pulling down effect.

Genes are one of the important factors that causes cellulite. If men or women in your large family have/had cellulite, then you too have strong chances of developing the same. Both slim and overweight men and women can be affected by cellulite build up, but obese people may develop fast. However, it must me understood that cellulite is a skin problem and not really a "weight problem".

There are no miracle or quick cures for cellulite. Also, no product, treatment, or remedy can erase the fatty deposits within days. However, one can try to get rid of cellulite by following a diet and exercise regimen, and also through massage with anti-cellulite oils.

Anti cellulite oil is a very effective natural remedy for cellulite. It is 100% safe and ayurvedic formula helps soften body tissue to reduce cellulite build up. When used daily, Anti cellulite oil improves the circulation and leads to a firm and healthy body. Also, the natural ingredients in the oil penetrate deep into the skin and to improve sluggish circulation and detoxify the body, thus bringing about a general feeling of well being.

Lass Anti Cellulite Massage Oil is excellent combination of essential Oils blended for Anti Cellulite properties. When massaged into the skin surface gently it helps breakdown excessive cellulite.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Why You Should Avoid Using Shampoos With Sulfates (SLS)?

Sulphates are surfactant that breaks down the surface tension of water and allows it to spread easily. In shampoos, they are used as cleaning agent. The most popular sulfate used in shampoos is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). A concentrated version of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is used to degrease engines. Therefore, if it can strip that grease, it will strip you hair of its natural oils also. This leads hair drying out faster than normal.

Types of Sulfates Used in Shampoos

Sodium laureth sulfate, or sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES), is a detergent and surfactant and popular among shampoo manufacturers because it is an inexpensive and very effective foaming agent. SLES, SLS and ALS are also used in many other cosmetic products for their cleansing and emulsifying properties. They behave similarly to soap. There are many types of sulfates used in Shampoo. Here is the list:

- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SLS
- Sodium Laureth Sulfate or SLES
- Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate
- Sodium Myreth Sulfate
- TEA Laureth Sulfate

Dangers of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SLS

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SLS is considered as the most dangerous ingredient used in shampoos and other hair/skin care products. In the cleaning industry SLS (in higher concentration) is used in products like garage floor cleaners, engine degreasers, car-wash soaps, etc. It is very corrosive and readily attacks greasy surfaces.

According to a study at the University of Georgia Medical College, SLS may penetrate into the eyes, brain, heart and liver, and remain in the tissues for a good period of time. The same study also reported that SLS penetrated young children's eyes and prevented them from developing properly and caused cataracts to develop in adults.

Regular use of a shampoo that contains SLS may cause hair loss by attacking the hair follicles. It can dry out the hair shaft and dull the hair by taking away its natural luster.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SLS is a skin, eye and respiratory tract irritant and toxic to aquatic organisms. SLS containing shampoos are among the highly reported products to the FDA. Reports include eye and scalp irritation, tangled hair, swelling of the hands, face and arms and split and fuzzy hair.

The most worrying fact of the SLS is its property to mimic the activity of the hormone Oestrogen. Once absorbed into the body, SLS may mimic this harmone and as trigger a number of health problems like PMS and Menopausal symptoms, dropping male fertility and breast cancer.

SLS, a toxin itself also allows other toxins to penetrate the skin and enter the blood stream.

There are now shampoos like IHT9 and other personal care products that free from SLS and other harmful chemicals.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Skin Care in Winter

Winter can be very uncomfortable to few people since this season can dry the skin of the face, hands, and feet. For some people, the dryness can result in flaking, cracking and even eczema (inflamed skin). The dry and cold winter can therefore damage your skin in case you do not give your winter skin care regimen a boost. One should take a little extra care so that the skin stays moist and healthy through the winter months. Here are few tips:

Moisturize More

Most of the moisturizer we use during spring and summers are water based. It is recommended to switch to oil based moisturizers during the winters as oil forms a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture than a cream or lotion. However, while selecting an oil based moisturizer, one should ensure that it contain "nonclogging" oils, like avocado oil, mineral oil, primrose oil, or almond oil.

Do not Stop Using Sunscreen

Many of us stop using sunscreen based products during winters. This is not a good idea. Remember, sunscreen isn't just for summers. Winter sun can still damage your skin and therefore one should apply sunscreen to face and hands (if exposed) about 30 minutes before going out.

Bathe with Lukewarm Water

The intense heat of a hot shower or bath can lead to loss of moisture and therefore it is highly recommended to use lukewarm water while bathing or taking shower.

Keep Your Body Hydrated

Do not reduce intake of water during winters. Drinking 8 to 12 glasses of water a day keeps your body hydrated and skin healthy.

Take Care of Lips & Hands

Lips and hands suffer most during the winter season, probably because skin on the hands and lips are thinner than on the rest of the body. Lips get chapped whlie hands may turn dry and flaky. Apply lip balm over lips to prevent them chapping. Similarly, use a rich emollient-based product for hand care.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Why Parabens in Cosmetics Are So Dangerous?

Parabens are commonly used preservatives in cosmetic products because of their antibacterial and antifungal properties. Parabens are a family of alkyl esters of para-hydroxybenzoic acid that differ by various chemical substitutions. The widely marketed para-hydroxybenzoic acid esters are methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, isobutylparaben, butylparaben, and benzylparaben.

Some of the cosmetics and personal care products that contain Parabens are: shampoos, soaps, shaving gels, cleansing gels, moisturizers, scrubs, personal lubricants, topical pharmaceutical creams/lotions and toothpaste etc.

The use of parabens have become a issue that raises concerns because of the fact that many health researchers have shown some evidence of problems on several levels. It is reported that parabens penetrate the skin and can be traced in the blood minutes after application and may have adverse effects on the body.

Health Concerns

The biggest concern is that parabens are known to disrupt hormone function, an effect that is linked to increased risk of breast cancer and reproductive toxicity. According to a 2004 UK study, traces of five parabens were detected in the breast cancer tumors of 19 out of 20 women studied. It has been estimated that women are exposed to 50 mg per day of parabens from cosmetics.

Parabens may also interfere with male reproductive system and believed to be responsible for low sperm count and decreased testosterone levels in males. Studies also indicate that methylparaben applied on the skin reacts with UVB leading to increased skin aging and DNA damage. Parabens can also lead to early puberty in adolescent girls and boys.

Parabens can also cause skin irritation and contact dermatitis and rosacea in individuals with paraben allergies.

How to find Paraben Free Cosmetics?

If you want to keep parabens out of your cosmetics, there are plenty of paraben free beauty and personal care products on the market. Many products will proudly display at their packaging that they are paraben free. Some brands like LASS will be entirely paraben free.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

New IHT9 Anti Hair Loss Pack

IHT 9 HAIR LOSS TREATMENT PACK is a three-pronged approach to treat:

*Severe Hair Loss Problem
*Thinning of Hair & Baldness
*Recurrent Dandruff
*Dry & Itchy Scalp

Equally EFFECTIVE FOR MEN & WOMEN, this natural hair treatment has no side effects.

- SLES & Paraben Free
- Results are visible within 2 to 3 weeks of regular use in majority of cases.
- 95% of Users Have Benefited. Wouldn't You Like to Get Your Hair Back?

Get Your Hair & Confidence Back !