Green Beauty Expert Rona Berg Names 5 Useful Household Items

Rona Berg is an internationally renowned green beauty and wellness expert, and best-selling author of Beauty: The New Basics and Fast Beauty: 1000 Quick Fixes. Berg is the former Beauty Editor and Deputy Lifestyle Editor of The New York Times Magazine, Editorial Director of ELLE, Contributing Editor to SELF, co-founder/editor-in-chief of Organic Beauty. She is currently Beauty Expert/Science of Beauty columnist Here a 5 common household items from Berg’s own personal experience that also make great beauty tools.

“In my book, Fast Beauty: 1000 Quick Fixes, I devote an entire section to common household items that do double duty for beauty. Of course, DIY……..

is not for everyone. But, in a pinch, you can create your own quick, easy, and inexpensive beauty treatments from simple household products. Your olive or sesame oil can double as a moisturizer for super-dry skin, and a tiny dab of olive oil will nourish hair at the dry ends. Olive oil is light and gentle enough even for the most sensitive skin. It is a staple in Mediterranean beauty and spa cultures. Because of its small molecular structure, sesame oil is one of the most deeply penetrating, and it’s rich in linoleic and fatty acids, which carry water-soluble nutrients through the skin.

Baking soda, a fine abrasive, can be used to brush your teeth, applied as a paste to dry a pimple overnight, or worked through damp hair to get rid of built-up of styling products. It can also be massaged into flaky elbows and knees and even used as a gentle exfoliant on the face.

I always say that a toothbrush, like a cat, has many lives. An old toothbrush can be recycled and used to comb through eyebrows and lashes, to apply hair color and touch-ups, with a bit of honey (another household favorite!) to exfoliate lips, elbows, and knees, and to clean and scrub beauty tools like pencil sharpeners, combs, and tweezers. A bag of frozen blueberries or peas is really handy to have in the freezer. It helps soothe skin irritated by waxing and calms red or inflamed skin. The malleable shape adjusts easily around any part of the body.

And never throw a tea bag away—after your cup of tea has steeped, pop the tea bag in the freezer for later use. Chilled green tea bags will take down puffiness under the eyes and soothe inflamed or bruised skin. A chamomile tea compress will reduce irritation if your skin is sensitive.”


7 beauty secrets you must know!


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We all have read thousands of beauty tips and tried hundreds of beauty products. Mind you, only few are worth following. We share some useful beauty tricks!

Secret 1
Drink water: Thinking it’s no secret? Well, forget about the eight glass rule. Make sure you drink just enough that you don’t feel thirsty. Says freelancer Prachi, “My skin gets all flaky and dry if I am not well hydrated.”

Secret 2
Sunscreen is a must: Sunscreen is a guarantee for youthful skin. UV rays is the most common source of skin cancer and ageing. Be it rains or sunshine, make sure your skin is nicely smothered with sunscreen- and you know the rule- apply it 15 minutes prior to walking out so the body absorbs it properly.

Secret 3
Moisturise: Make sure you have a moisturizing body lotion that includes a self-tanner. It helps you hide spider veins on your legs and give a slimming effect all over.

Secret 4
Hands and neck are important too: Treat your hands and neck like your face. Wash, cleanse and moisturise. Apply suitable creams and rub it nicely on your neck and hands to make sure they glow as much as your facial skin.

Secret 5
Exercise! If you want glow on your face, facials are not the only option. Workouts help improve blood circulation and oxygen capacity. So hit the treadmill and enjoy the healthy glow!

Secret 6
Eat right: Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Stress a lot on vitamin A, C and E and they help deal with skin issues. Applying antioxidants on the skin also help…

Secret 7
Feel good: Do things that make you feel great about yourself. If you look happy you will automatically feel the glow. So smile and stay cheerful!

Beauty Secrets and Free Beauty Tips

The sole purpose of this web site is to help girls of all ages, races and sizes to feel and look their absolute best. There are certain things every girl should know to help her look her best and they are expressed in this website. Every girl should have the right to look her best.

Lip gloss is the “go-to” makeup that every woman and girl alike should have an abundance of. Lip gloss can be used by beginners up to the professionals. The beauty of it is that there is no right or wrong way to wear lip gloss!

If you like to go natural, that’s perfect. Applying a little lip gloss is very easy to do and you don’t even need a mirror to put it on. Most lip glosses are sheer and can add just a hint of color to dress you up. With very little effort, you can look like you are ready for a night on the town……

Are you a makeup lover? Then you probably already know all about the benefits of lip gloss. It can be worn alone, with a lip liner, or over lipstick. Each way giving you lips a completely different look. There are the glitter glosses and the sheer color glosses, each one having a different effect on how the light plays off of your lips. 

One rule of thumb when it comes to lips and eyes is that if you are going to go dramatic with you eyes, you should do more of a neutral color for your lips. It’s the exact opposite if you want to draw attention to your lips, make sure to keep your eyes a little bit on the softer side. Don’t want to look too made up! Lip gloss can compliment ANY look you are going for.

My two favorite brands of lip gloss are:

* Victoria’s Secret’s Beauty Rush Lip Gloss
* Bath and Body Works Liplicious Lip Gloss

Many lip glosses, even from expensive department stores, as I have found look good for a little while, then end up drying your lips out even more than when you began. I like a lip gloss to have three critical components:

1. Looks Good
2. Tastes Good
3. It Moisturises

If it has all three of those, I am willing to pay a little more because I know I’ll be getting quality lip gloss. You know it’s a good one if you can put it on before you go to bed and wake up the next morning with soft lips! I do it all the time. You can purchase the lip gloss tubes from either store from between $4.00 up to $8.00 depending if you get it on sale or not.

The Beauty Rush Lip Gloss have even included an SPF 15 in some of their lip glosses. You can wear it knowing your lips can shine and you’ll still have protection. Choose from lusciousLip Gloss flavors including Twisted Citrus, Strawberry Fizz, and Juiced Berry. They look as good on as they taste!

Liplicious Lip Gloss has so many different colors and flavors to choose from it makes deciding which ones to buy almost impossible. Bath and Body Works also carries the C.O. Bigelow brand, which also has a hint of mint to give your lip gloss a minty-fresh kick that is heavenly!