Beauty Tip, Plant

Aloe Vera for Acne Treatment


I think most of us knew that Aloe Vera (also known as Varn Harng Khar in Lao, Varn Harng Jora Kae in Thai) has been used externally to treat various skin conditions such as cuts, burns, and eczema. It has alleged that sap from Aloe Vera eases pain and reduces inflammation, might be because of the cooling factors in the plant.

It can also be used to treat Acne, first you have to wash you face, then slice the lower part of the leaf to open, use the gel and apply to the Acne area; this will help with the healing process, especially recommended for those that like to use homemade remedy for treatments.

Beauty Tip

Nye’s Family Recipe To Prevent Gray Hair

I’m not sure if the whole world already knew this, or it’s just a few odd individuals that are using it, but it’s about time for me to join my other family members in the prevention of gray hair, not that I have many, just one here and there. My dad has been using it for over 20 years, but originally it was a preventive treatment for dandruff, but through times, it has been doing a double duty, and helps to prevent gray hair for my dad as well.

When we first came to the US, my dad has a Mexican friend that told him that Listerine mixed with any types of shampoo helps to reduce or eliminate dandruff. My dad was a bit skeptical at first but had so many problems with his dandruff and dandruff shampoo didn’t seem to help him much, so in desperate attempt he gave it a try. My dad is in his early 70s and has very few gray hairs, the monk at the temple that we visited yesterday is only 53, and his short hair was practically gray.

What my dad does every morning is mixing Listerine with shampoo in a small cup; it has to be done right before each usage, can’t be premixed and left in a bottle. Seems like a lot of work to me and my mind has the tendency to think of everything in term of costing, it has becoming second nature to me, you can say that I’m a cost accountant in nature. As we were talking about the ingredients, my mind started to wander off, to find a cost saving strategy, then I thought, if we have to rinse our mouth every morning with a mouth wash, why not use Listerine, then what you can do is to use it to rinse your mouth, after finish rinsing, then save it in a cup, and recycle it by mixing it with shampoo, you can save lots of money by doing it this way. I must have thought out loud because my sisters were practically rolling on the floor, they thought I was being silly. I didn’t think it was funny; when it comes to money and saving, I’m dead serious.

I’ll be using this from now on to help prevent my hair from graying. If any of you have a better remedy that you think it’s worth sharing, I’d love to know.

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Beauty Tip, Fashion

Summer Beauty Trend 2007 From Make-Up Guru of Thailand

Summer is just around the corner, of course, most ladies out there are searching for a way to stay beautiful for the summer…so, there must be a secrete out there. If you are going to do it right, you need to hear from the expert, make-up artists of Thailand because their climate is tropical, high both in temperature and humidity in the summer, so they must have special techniques, secretes, and latest trends.

Below is from Kwanruen Magazine, written in Thai language in Healthy Style column/In Trend, translated by Nye.

Latest trend, Last year the hottest color was tan, but this year, it’s more towards white, but not pale white, more of a bright white with a touch of glow, with a blush of fresh color on the cheeks; which was inspired from a porcelain doll.

As for this summer, there’s no need to apply a lot of make up, keep it natural. Try to avoid thick foundation, and use the sheer kind, it’s a plus if it has SPF of at least 15. As we all know, most Asian women have almond eyes, some might think it’s a problem but it’s actually a unique characteristic of Asian women. Sometimes we don’t have to make our eyes to look bigger, we just have to stress and make them more beautiful and appear bigger.





Other shades of color are the warm tone of pastel, such as using pastel orange on the cheeks, and ocean blue eye shadow for the eyes area. Some might prefer a more conservative looks, such as a monotone color or a dreamy color, which help to bring out the summer mood, the feeling of light and airy. For those that still want to look sexy, you can achieve this looks by using 2 colors, and add shiny glow to stress the summer looks, but still have that super sexy new looks.

Overall, the looks for this summer will be fun in the sun, and tones that will stress more of a natural looks with a tough of glow. However, the most important looks of all, don’t forget that happy smile, its part of your beauty.