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Let’s Clean Up !!

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Are you broke or don’t have enough pocket money this month to visit a beauty salon ? Or haven’t really found a good salon yet? Or You are simply lazy to go to a salon to get your clean up done? Whatever be your reason, don’t worry; today I am going to explain to you how to do a clean up at home in few easy steps.

So let’s get started !!

Things you will need

  • Cleanser
  • Scrub
  • Steamer
  • Mask
  • Face towels/Sponge
  • Water
  • Moisturiser
  • Alternatively, you can buy clean up kits that are available in the market which are economical & follow the steps using the kit

Step 1: Cleansing

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Every beauty treatment should start with cleansing. Depending on your skin type select the cleansing lotion:

For oily/combination skin – Gel based cleansing lotion

For dry skin – Cream based cleansing lotion

For sensitive skin – Non fragrant cleansing lotion

Apply the cleanser all over your face & neck and wipe off well using a muslin cloth or cotton pad.

Step 2: Exfoliate

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Use a scrub based on your skin type,

For acne prone /sensitive skin – mild scrub

For normal skin – mild to strong scrub can be used

Gently scrub all over your face & neck; focus on your nose, chin, forehead & jaw line.Wipe off the scrub using a wet face towel/sponge. Need ideas for home made scrubs? See the link given below:

https://wp.me/p9WGTs-1h

Step 3: Steam

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Now that your face is clean and free from grime & dead skin; it is time to take some steam.You can either use a vessel or a face steamer. Continue taking steam for about 5 minutes. Steam helps to open up the pores of your skin preparing it for the next step.

(Caution: Since you are dealing with hot water be extra careful and make sure to close the lid of the steamer well).

Step 4: Mask

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Since the steam has opened up the pores, it is time to feed some nutrients to your skin. Select the face mask that suits your skin type and apply it all over your face & neck. Wash off the mask when it is almost dry using a wet face towel or sponge.

You can see my blog post for ideas to make face masks at home,here is the link to it :

https://wp.me/p9WGTs-1h

Step 5 : Moisturise

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Use your regular moisturiser to moisturise your skin and if you plan to step out of the house after the clean up during the day follow it up with a sunscreen as well.

This clean up will make your skin feel squeaky clean & rejuvenated. I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Please follow+ the blog, let me know your comments below & don’t forget to give me stars !!

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Disclaimer:The opinion is solely of my own and what may work for me may not work for you, so it is advisable to enquire well  & do a patch test if possible  before you use any  services & products mentioned above
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Golden Sweet !

We all love to snack on something, be it during the tea time or surfing the internet. With the monsoons here it’s time to make something crispy, yummy and healthy.

Today I am going to prepare a recipe which I call“The Golden Sweet“; technically it is a South Indian sweet dish from Kerala called Pazham Pori (where Pazham means Plantain & Pori refers to frying)

Before I start with the recipe, let me tell you a few health benefits of Plantain that we will be using for this dish.

Health benefits of eating Plantains

  • Good source of Potassium & Magnesium
  • Rich in Fiber, helps aid digestion
  • Good for controlling blood sugar level

So let’s get started !!

Ingredients

1.Nenthra Pazham/Etha Pazham/Ripe Plantain(you can find these in the Supermarkets or the South Indian grocery stores)

2.Rice Flour

3.Refined Flour

4.Salt to taste

5.Turmeric Powder

6.Water

7.Oil for frying

How to prepare the Golden Sweet/Pazham Pori

Step 1: Add 1 medium size cup of refined flour and 1/2 a cup of rice flour in a bowl,mix it well

Step 2 :Add a pinch of turmeric powder & salt to taste

Step 3: Add some water to mix the batter well, it should look like this

Step 3 : Heat oil in a Karahi (vessel used for deep frying)

Step 4 : Cut the bananas into slices as shown below (if you wish,you can cut them in different shapes as well)

Step 5: Dip the banana slices in the batter and put them for frying in the karahi

Step 6: keep turning the slices ,so that they get fried from all the sides and once they turn golden brown you can remove them. Place these golden sweets on a plate with a layer of tissue paper, to soak the excess oil.

Step 7: Serve them hot ! and enjoy the Golden Sweet or shall I say Pazham Pori

The best thing about this dish is that it is easy to make, the combination of crispy cover & plantain is just perfect.

Credits– Thanks to my mum who helped me make this recipe

I hope you enjoyed this post

Try them and share your experience here

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Happy Reading!

Disclaimer:The opinion is solely of my own and what may work for me may not work for you, so it is advisable to enquire well & do a patch test if possible before you use any services & products mentioned in the blog