Long lasting henna tattoo stain
It takes usually 1 hour for henna paste to dry.
We recommend wrapping your henna stain in clear wrap/clingfilm during the first night to protect and enhance the design and prevent your clothes from being stained. Also this is how traditionally it used to be done.
It would also help for you to leave your henna paste for upto 6 if you have time in order to intensify the colour and produce a longer lasting effect.
After your desired amount of time, you should notice the henna has now dried and will be easy to peel or rub off simply by using your fingers. (Any oil will assist this process)
Henna binds to the keratin in your skin. We all have different levels of keratin, so the stains can vary from person to person depending on different skin shades. (below is a diagram of which parts of body henna stains works best)
Finally it will reveal an orange stained design on your skin.
Your henna colour will deepen into a richer reddish-brown colour over the next 48 hours.
Try to avoid contact with water during the first 24 hours after as this can interrupt the oxidization and darkening process of the henna.
If you wish to wash off any henna paste during the first 24 hours, please use a small amount of lemon juice or oil rather than water.
When showering or bathing, it is best to rub a small amount of oil which acts as a protective barrier between skin and water.
Mehndi Layout Types
If you ever attend an Indian wedding then you might notice the lovely tattoos adorning the bride's hands. These intricate and infrequently floral motifs are part of the Indian lifestyle that symbolize joy, good luck, well being and positive vibes and are popularly known as "mehndi" or "henna" in Western international locations. The henna paste used comes from natural Hawsonia shrubs. The twigs and leaves are ground to make wonderful powder which are then mixed with water to kind the paste. Today, the mehndi designs aren't any longer exclusively accomplished for weddings or festivals as one can have it carried out even without an occasion.
The motifs and designs of the Mehndi vary based on a person's cultural track record. The oldest sort of Mehndi would be the Mughlai layout which is distinct amongst other types as every single curl pattern and dot is emphasized boldly. Every single design and style is meticulous and neatly accomplished showcasing the pattern in the exclusive manner.
An Indian style as an example may be very easily discovered by its complicated patterns of bouquets, curls, curves with the figure of a peacock or a huge dot in the middle of the palm. The person's fingertips can also be usually coated with henna styles. Popular types also include curling vines, teardrop shapes and paisley patterns.
One more type of Mehndi will be the Arabic types which are distinguished with the use of floral arabesques in geometric patterns. The designs are simpler by nature often depicting nature such as leaves and flowers and since the designs aren't filled up, it's usually preferred since they dry more quickly than other style types.
The Moroccan types are similar to the Arabic pattern but more geometric by nature. The Moroccan style can also be various in that patterns often have symbolic meanings and are3 used as a protection against evil. Previous but not the the ve would be the Pakistani design. This type is actually a mixture of Indian and Arabic style and sometimes worn by brides and youngsters in the course of special festivals.
Selecting Your Patterns
As henna tattoos become more popular, many people are now getting to be interested in Mehndi designs. Nonetheless, unlike the westernized designs, Mehndi ones differ and depending on one's comfort zone, designs can protect just the arms or even the entire arm area. Some styles will also be used to go over the legs, ankles as well as other physique parts. Types may even have symbolic meaning while others are for decorative purposes only. Modern symbols, gildings such as gems and pearls may also be additional to make the layout more elaborate.
Hypersensitivity test (Skin allergy test)
As a qualified beautician It's a must to always perform a skin allergy test 2-24 hours before application when using any new henna paste/s. Similar to when dying hair or applying tanning lotions etc. And as there are so many different types of henna pastes out there whether they are coloured, glitter, dark or light, you should always ensure to test your skin first.
Here is how:
...This is the month of fasting which is known as Ramadhan in Ancient Arabian traditions. Ramadhan is the ninth month of the Islamic year, during which strict fasting is observed in daylight hours. Many Muslims try to give up bad habits during Ramadan and some will pray more or read the holy book, the Quran (pronounced Koran)
Dates are a type of fruit that contain several vitamins and minerals whose importance as a dietary supplement was appreciated by the desert people, which, for thousands of years, ate dates with goat or camel milk as a complete sustenance.
They provide several benefits for extra glowing skin and nourishing hair and are useful in the treatment of respiratory disorders, heart conditions, cancer (due to its high magnesium and calcium content), anemia, allergies, improve eyesight, night blindness and constipation.
In ancient arab traditions of ramadhan one of the many physical benefits of breaking the fast with dates is that the body benefits from the date's high level of natural sugars. Sugars travel most quickly to the liver, where they are converted into energy more quickly than any other nutrient.
Muslims have an immediate need for this energy when they break their fast as they need energy to perform their sunset prayers also to digest their first meal.
In the holy book, The Quran, the chapter named 'Surah Maryam' [19:25], it mentions that when the mother of Jesus was giving birth to him and she was experiencing pain, she was told by God; “shake the trunk of the palm towards you and fresh, ripe dates will drop down onto you.”
Dates have no side effects and can easily be included into your diet so do give them a try!
✨👩Mothers 👩✨ It's said that in ancient Arabia In the Islamic era there was once a villager who came to ask a noble man who amongst the people deserves his good company.
The nobleman said, 'your mother'
The villager asked for the 2nd time, who next?
The noble man replied again, 'your mother'
The villager asked for the 3rd time who after that?
The noble man replied the 3rd time, 'your mother'
Finally the villager asked one last time, then who?
The noble man finally replied 'then your father'.
Moral of story= Importance of mothers and women all over the world.
We salute you and thankyou for putting up with us!
Prayers and condolences for all our mothers who are gone but never forgotten. Always In our hearts and minds x
As a beauty therapist, i often use many massage techniques whether i'm giving a simple manicure to an eyelash/brow treatment. The secret really to good skin is all about blood flow. Massages help blood flow and our bodies rely on the heart pumping blood around the body which brings me onto the ancient art of 'Hijama' (cupping therapy).
You would think that the menstrual cycle is more than enough for us ladies, right!?
Well, Hijama is an ancient islamic technique that has been in use in many countries to treat certain skin diseases or bodily disorders. Practised amongst the chinese and particurlarly islamic countries throughout the middle east and asia. It's now being recognized as an alternative medicine or natural holistic way of treating different diseases and bodily disorders. (even Kim Kardashian had something very similar- 'vampire facial' )
Hijama promotes the flow of energy in the blood, removes toxins and waste, therefore helps fasten recovery time. It is good for migrains and even weightloss as it helps drains the lymphatic system.
How it's performed:
And if you are interested or want to find out anyone who is certified in your local area to perform this, it would be best to visit or ask either a local chinese/arab store or a mosque/islamic centre as most times they would know where to direct you.
If you're squeemish and not a fan of seeing blood then there are always the alternative rubber suction cups from ebay and amazon that you can buy. They work in a similar way although not with deep lasting effects as an original hijama treatment would give you.
So, have you ever had a hijama treatment before? please feel free to share your experiences.
Our skin is made up of upto 70% water. Even the earth is made up of upto 70% water so it makes sense to give back to our body what it needs. We all hear about drinking plenty of water, its good for our skin, losing weight etc etc ... but how many other ways can we use water in order to help our skin as we constantly cover up our pores with different types of makeup products out there. We know that makeup products will always be here and we all still love some form of makeup whether it be a lipstick, face blush or eyeshadow.
I personally believe less is more and that the more we look after our skin, the better the makeup will look on us and won't need to wear too much, which not only cuts our beauty routine in half but more importantly lets our skin breath.
Steam is a natural remedy for skincare that time has forgotton. It has been and is still widely used throughout spas, especially in places such as the middle east and asia. They dedicate a whole ritual to cleansing the skin where the client is covered in olive based black soap, left to steam then mineral-rich clay mask is applied and rinsed off, finished off by a soothing massage with oils to relax.
In our daily busy lives, we unfortunately aren't able to do this so often so to get the eastern experience of ancient skincare here is an alternative and quicker way to get the most out of using steam for flawless shiny glowing skin.
Salt and boiled water work wonders. Salt is also an antiseptic so will help with any spots and bacteria/toxins in the skin.
All you need is:
Hot water, salt, spoon to mix and a towel to cover over your head.
1- Simply boil water till hot,
2- Add to a bowl, (careful not to burn yourself if carrying)
3- Add two teaspoons of any type of salt, cooking salt, sea salt into the hot water bowl
4- Mix with spoon
5- Place towl over your head
6- Keep face over the hot salty water bowl for atleast 10mins.
This can be done once every 2 weeks from home.
And between that time simply rubbing a raw lemon (cut in half) all over the face and washing off after 5mins works wonders. It helps with evening out skintone for people with hyperpigmentation problems, blotchy skin, it may burn and feel tightening on the face at first but just know it works amazing! (some people even see results instantly...just make sure you dont have any open cuts or healing scars when rubbing raw lemon onto skin )
Keep your feet on their toes this summer
Just as you are conscientious about keeping your skin from burning and staying hydrated, it is important not to neglect your feet. Your feet take a beating in the summertime. Many times your feet are cooped up in shoes all day without much chance to breathe. The term pounding the pavement really does apply as walking barefoot and the repetitive motion of flip flops and sandals take its toll on the skin of the feet.
Keeping your feet happy and healthy is an essential form of skin care not only during the summer but always.
Healthy Feet Mean a Happy Body.
There are many ways to keep your feet healthy. Remember, your feet are what carry you throughout your day and your life and we all need to be kind to them.
* Natural foot scrub – Take a 1/8 of teaspoon of lavender oil mixed with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 cup of salt. Mix together well. You can add more olive oil if needed. Place the scrub all over your feet, especially concentrating on the heels. Rub thoroughly for several minutes, rinsing with warm water and patting down gently with a towel.
* Sugary sweet foot scrub – Take ¼ cup of sugar, 15 drops of eucalyptus oil, ¼ cup of almond oil, and some of your favorite moisturizer if desired. Mix together well and spread all over the feet. Do not forget in between the toes, and concentrate on the heels that take the most beating. Rinse thoroughly in a foot soak first and in the shower or tub thereafter.
* Foot smoothie – Mix oatmeal, olive oil, baking soda, and water together to form a paste that will give your wounded warriors a lot of moisture. Just spread the paste all over your feet, rinse well and pat dry. Put moisturizer and cotton socks on overnight and your feet will feel soft and smooth in the morning.
Give them a quick soak:
Sometimes you may not be in the mood or have the time to do an all-out foot scrub, so soaking your tired tootsies is good enough.
* A combination of milk, warm water, and a little baby oil is perfect for soothing and moisturizing your feet.
* Eucalyptus oil, warm water, and baking soda also make a relaxing yet invigorating foot scrub.
Hopefully these natural quick easy tips should keep that bounce in your step throughout the day! x :)
It is often said that beauty is in the eyes are the windows into the soul.
Nevertheless, we know that anyone who wants to look better has a lot of potential beautification options. Here are some natural remedies for keeping those eyes dazzling and oh so hypnotic!