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Chronic Back Pain (Home Remedies)

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A very common problem from ages in man-kind is the pain in the lower back referred as back pain  It can be due to poor postural habits, strains, and also muscle tension. It is also very common in pregnant woman due to the stretching of ligaments around uterus. Here are some remedies for the lower back pain.

  1. Keep one warm and eat only hot items incase of a chronic back pain.
    2. Garlic should be included in diet on regular basis.
    3. Tulsi is the best medicine. Boil tulsi in water until the syrup is reduced to half of actual size and add salt after cooling.
    4. Massage with eucalyptus and mustard oil is very favorable for severe back aches
    5. Half a tea spoon of jaggery is very effective medicine that can be eaten with warm water after meals only.
    6. Cardamom with honey shows the best results at times of back ache.
    7. Massage with any ointment will be useful
    8. Take a cloth or jute bag full of ice. Now start massaging with that back. It helps to reduce the inflammation in the back.
    9. Sleeping on firm mattresses facing to the ceiling helps to have proper blood flow and there by reducing the aches.
    10. Exercise is the best way to keep fit from all types of ache.

Yoga

Fists Forward Bend

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Stand with feet hip-distance apart. Bend your knees and release your torso over your legs until your belly touches your thighs (or as close as you can get). Make two fists and place them in the opposite elbow creases. Relax your back, neck and head, and squeeze fists actively.

Fists and bent elbows together are a central nervous system trigger that causes your back muscles to open. You’ll feel it after just a few breaths!

Take 10-20 breaths here, releasing more tension from the back with every exhale.

Wall Plank

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Stand in front of a wall at arm’s length. Reach forward from your shoulders and plant your palms on the wall, fingers wide, middle fingers pointing straight at the ceiling.

Firm your fingers into the wall and draw your navel back as you lengthen the tailbone towards the floor. Lift your ribs from the pelvis. You want to work with a natural lower back curve but an active belly.

Keep length in your spine as you begin to walk the legs back, folding at the waist, and walking your hands down the wall. Eventually you’ll come to an L-shape as seen here. If you can’t get there today without feeling pain or rounding in the lower back, bend your knees and maintain the proper spinal alignment.

As you lift the navel and lower ribs into the body, reach long through the tailbone and legs into the floor while reaching the spine, arms and head towards the wall.

Repeat for 10-20 breaths, then fold into Fists Forward Fold once again. Move to the next pose after a few breaths.

Downward-Facing Dog

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If done properly, this tried-and true asana can be excellent for spinal traction and back health.

Move into the pose with feet hip-distance apart [did you know that’s only two fists-width or so?] and hands shoulder-distance apart. It’s important not to let your back arch too much, which pressurizes the shoulder joints and over-contracts the back muscles. Instead, think of lifting the navel and front ribs, providing a buoyancy in the shoulders and back. Carve the tailbone towards the heels and press back through the inner and outer legs equally. This provides a root, a backward grounding from which you can pull and grow your spine and head forward towards the space between your hands.

Even as you move the shoulders down the back and wrap your outer shoulder blades towards your armpits slightly, press long through the arms and fingers, providing a whole-body realignment and stretch.

Take 5-10 breaths here, then proceed to the next pose.

Pigeon

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We should call this pose “Angel of Mercy” for what it can do to rescue your poor aching back. It’s genius at opening the lower body muscles like hamstrings, hip rotators and the iliopsoas muscles, all which can contribute to back pain, without putting too much torque on the already tight back muscles. This releases them by springing open the muscles beneath. It’s a must-do in my yoga sequencing.

From Downward-Facing Dog, bring your right knee behind the right wrist, foot either touching the left hip crease or slightly forward. Stretch the left leg out long behind you, knee and top of the foot facing the floor. Center your hips in space even if they don’t touch the floor. Press your palms into the floor or a yoga block, ground your legs into the mat, and allow your legs to stretch while you let your low back curve and lift up.

Draw your navel and pelvic floor muscles in and send your heart to the sky. To deepen this pose, move your front knee wider and back and creep the back leg longer.

Take 5-10 breaths here, then fold forward, forearms on a block or the floor for a full-body stretch to counter pose  Return to Downward-Facing Dog, then repeat on the other side.

Back Traction Pose

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After your last Pigeon, swing your back leg around and come onto your back, knees bent, feet under knees as if to prepare for a Bridge Pose. Grab your yoga block or if you don’t have one, a firmly-rolled yoga mat will do.

Lift your hips, and place the block in the center of your hips (not low back). The block should be the skinny way, in the same direction as your spine, not wide across the hips like your pants line.

Place your hips on the block and gently walk your feet wide. Knock your knees in towards one another for one minute to stretch across the sacrum, and then walk feet and knees together. Lift your knees over your hips until you can relax them but still stay suspended in the air.

This pose will release your iliopsoas muscles even as it detoxes you and provides traction for the low back spine. After about 30 seconds or so, scoot your head further from the shoulders and rest for another 30 seconds. Return to the first variation, feet wide on the floor, knees closer, for a few breaths.

To release, walk the feet under the knees at hip distance. Engage your navel, lift your hips off the block and remove it to the side. Roll slowly down the spine inch by inch and enjoy your new spacious lower back curve and sacrum!

Child’s Pose

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Roll over and take Child’s Pose for one minute or more. Try knees wide, big toes closer, but end with knees together for a neutral spinal stretch. If your head doesn’t touch the floor, place a yoga block or fists under your forehead so you can relax completely.

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Remove Spots on Face (Home Remedies)

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Small pox spots:

Smallpox may leaving a disturbance scars that will be influenced our looks and confidence. You should be aware with it because wrong or inappropriate treatment for smallpox will leaves smallpox scars that seems permanently and rather bit difficult to be cured.  Smallpox virus attacks skin cells, causing the characteristic pimples called macules.   Typically the macules first appear on the forehead, then spread to the whole face, the trunk, and lastly to distal portions of extremities. The palms of the hands and soles of the feet are involved in the majority of cases. To deal with this condition, each baby will get smallpox vaccine to prevent them from smallpox since early. But when it was happen to you or beloved one you should pay so much attention in order this smallpox not leaving disturbing scars.

  • First natural tips for smallpox scars, Increase intake of vitamin E is the best home remedy for smallpox scars. You can get this vitamin E compound from Tomato, hazel nut, cereals etc or you can apply tomato pulp on skin to treat smallpox scars.
  •  Each three times a day, you can applied pure honey into smallpox scars to make them disappears. Lemon oil also make smallpox scar disappear by rubbing it into your skin before you were taking a bath.
  •  You can also applying raw garlic on the scars to get a rid of stubborn smallpox scars. Tea tree oil is also a good home remedy for smallpox scars and you can also try clean your face with cold milk.
  • You can also give soft massage for your sin with cocoa butter to heals the skin fast and removes the scars quickly. I hope this are natural useful tips to get a rid of smallpox scar for healthy skin will help you to get healthy skin free from smallpox scars.

Dark circles around the eyes

  • To use the cucumber-apple facial recommended by the website Spa Index, start with 1/2 of a fresh, peeled cucumber, one egg white, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon lime juice, 1 thick slice of apple and several fresh mint leaves.
  •  Combine the ingredients until smooth, then add a drop of lime essential oil, and refrigerate the mixture for 10 minutes. Apply to your face, taking care to apply it under the eyes as well, and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse well.
  • According to Dark Circles Gone, the tannins in tea can help decrease both puffiness and dark circles. Place a used, refrigerated teabag over each eye, and lie down for 15 minutes.
  •  Use green tea bags rather than bags with black or oolong teas.

Remove acne spots

  1. Make a paste of sandalwood powder and rosewater to be left overnight on the scars. Even a paste of sandalwood and black gram paste.
  2. If you suffer from dark acne scars, you can use lemon juice to remove the scars.
    Before applying lemon juice, you just have to clean the scars with warm water.
  3. Then dab a teaspoon of lemon juice on cotton ball to be applied on the scars. Leave this for ten to fifteen minutes and see the results.
  4. However with this treatment, it is important that you wear some sunscreen before going into the sun as lemon juice can make your skin photosensitive.
  5. A mixture of cucumber and lemon juice, or honey with lemon juice is also effective in removing acne scars.
  6.  However this option is not advised to those having oily skin.
    Another effective homemade remedy to remove acne scars is a paste of gram flour, turmeric, lemon juice and curds. Leave this mixture on for about ten to twenty minutes and you will see the difference.
  7. A mixture of a tablespoon of yogurt, sour cream and grinded oatmeal with a few drops of lemon juice is also effective in treating scars if left on your face for ten minutes and then rinsed.

Remove black spots on face

  1. Take 2tbsp oats, 2tbsp yogurt, 1tsp honey and powdered almonds. Mix them together to make a fine paste and apply it on your face for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water to get an instant sheen.
  2. Drinking the juice of watermelon, apple, carrot and lemon helps fight the free radicals that damage the skin and enable you to get a blemish –free and glowing complexion in a month’s time.
  3. Add 1 tsp dried curry leaves to fuller’s earth and make a fine paste. Apply it to the face and leave it on until it completely dries. Wash with normal water. This helps deep cleanse the skin and removes all the traces of pollution and dirt. Using this treatment regularly helps the skin get rid of any blemishes and keeps you glowing and dirt free.
  4. Coconut is used in a number of spa treatments and scrubs as a skin nourishing agent. According to ancient Egyptian texts, the famous Queen Cleopatra also used coconut oil as a skin toner or applied it to the skin mixed with lemon juice or camphor. Using a combination of coconut and sea salt helps impart a natural glow to the skin with regular use.
  5. Make a paste of red sandal wood and apply it on the face every day for glowing skin.

Remove white spots on face:

  1. Drink water from a copper vessel which has been kept overnight.
  2. Ginger juice serves as a mild stimulant in increasing blood flow to the white patches.
  3.  Poultice of ginger leaves applied over the patches also helps.
  4. Eat curry made of Bathu. Apply Bathu juice over the patches or spots at least twice or thrice a day.
  5. Eat figs regularly for a month.
  6. Dry pomegranate leaves in shade and grind into fine powder. Sieve it and take 8 gms of it every morning and evening with fresh water.
  7. Eat walnuts regularly to cure leucoderma.
  8. Make a dry mixture by grinding Neem leaves, flowers and fruits in equal quantity. Take 1 tsp of this powder daily with water.
  9. Combine 100 gms each of Alfalfa and cucumber juice. Have it in the morning and evening for few months.

10. Mix Harad powder in garlic juice and apply it on the white spots.

11. Drink butter milk, thought to be very useful for treating vitiligo.

12. Make black gram paste and apply it on the affected area for four months. This will be very fruitful in the fight against leucoderma.

13. Wash and clean a basil plant along with its roots. Beat the plant and boil it in 1/2 liter water mixed with 1/2 liter oil. Once the water evaporates, mash and strain to get basil oil. Apply this oil on the white spots.

Throat Care

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Not every sore throat requires a trip to the doctor, but over-the-counter remedies can be pretty pricey. Tipnut has put together a list of 12 sore throat remedies that you can make with ingredients that you’re likely to already have on hand.

Here are a few examples of some of Tipnut’s sore throat remedies:

  • Cayenne Pepper Gargle – Mix an eight teaspoon of cayenne in a half cup of warm water and gargle. Mix it up and use it frequently during the day.
  • Salt Water – This is a common remedy, and it works! Just gargle a mixture of one tablespoon salt and one cup of water every two hours.
  • Honey and Lemon – Mix together one teaspoon of lemon juice and two teaspoons of honey with a cup of boiling water. Cool slightly and drink to soothe sore throat pain.

Sore throat and strep throat

A sore throat is a common and minor condition in which the back of the throat becomes irritated in most cases (90% of them) is cause by a virus, such as the one that causes colds and flu or the bacteria that cause strep infection. In cases of bacterial or viral infections most antibiotics are ineffective.

Other causes of sore throat are: medication, surgery, radiation, dust, smoke, chemicals, loud talking, tooth and gum infection, allergies.

  • Take echinacea this herb it’s antiviral and antibacterial, speeds healing,
  • Horseradish is another herb that many use in the kitchen but it also has excellent properties to treat sore throat and upper respiratory tract infections, reduces  fever, and expels concentrations of mucus.
  • Use kava kava as a gargle for soothing and analgesic pain relief. Helps insomnia cause by coughing and sore throat.
  • Myrrh is an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, very powerful and excellent for a chronic sore throat. It acts also as an expectorant and decongestant. It helps cure gum disease.
  • Barberry Tincture keeps strep from attacking the lining of the throat. Take 15-20 drops in 1/4 cup of water 3 times daily for 10 days.
  • Garlic oil Relieves swallowing difficulties. Take 3-4 drops in 1/4 cup of water onces a day as Gargle.

Throat infection and common cold

Since the last few days I am suffering from throat infection. This is the first time that my throat infection has turned very very bad. I keep getting terrible ear aches. To add to this, I also got high fever of 102 C. Took an antibiotic course of 7 days, but still I feel no relief.  The best is KADA.

Ingredients for Kada:

1 tsp Fennel Seeds / Badishep
1 tsp Black peppercorns
1 tsp Coriander seeds
1 tsp Cumin Seeds / Jeera
1 tsp dry ginger / Soonth

Procedure:

Mix all the ingredients and grind to form a powder.
Add this to 2 cups of boiling water. Let it get boiled for sometime say 5-10 Min’s.
Strain and sip this hot Kada.

This has to be had for 3-4 continuous days or till you feel better. This will provide quick relief for sore throats.

Mix 1 tsp black pepper powder and 1 tsp dry ginger powder in 1 tablespoon honey. This has to be had twice a day.
This is also good to provide quick relief to sore throats and common cold.

Salt water gargles in Luke warm water – always the best and effective.

Mix turmeric powder in boiling milk along with 1 tsp sugar. Drink this hot turmeric milk to get relief from common cold.

If you are a non-vegetarian, do drink hot and sour chicken soup.

Simply eat honey. Honey has the natural antibiotic and can be had anytime when the throat turns bad.

Just eat 2-3 raw garlic pods 5 times a day for 3 days.

Nose care

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Beauty tips for nose are of great help to those who are not happy with the shape and size of their nose.  Among all the facial features that make our face, and make our face beautiful, the nose is a very important and integral part; still, most of us crib about the nose being too small or big, too long or like a blob and what not! Some people even think of going for a corrective surgery. Though it is not a bad choice if you don’t like the look of your nose at all, there are lots of beauty tips for nose that can guide you for executing the correct makeup to make your nose look just the way you want:

  • If you think that your nose is too large for your face there are beauty tips for nose that come in handy to transform your look. Use a darker tint (one or two tones darker) of foundation for the flanks of nose and sweep it gently from bottom for wings. Blend the tones carefully so that the border of the tints is not prominently visible. Dust loose powder over your face now.
  • The beauty tip for nose that is too long is trying to make the top, crest and wings of the nose darker than the rest of the face. The lighter shade should be used on the lower half.
  • If your nose is wide and you want to slim down the look, apply a darker foundation just above each nostril. Blend it with the regular color of your foundation carefully
  • For narrowing down your nose at the bridge, apply a dot of darker foundation on top of the nose and also on the either side of the bridge of the nose.
  • If you want to make your nose look thinner a bronzer or a contour applied to the sides of the nose can do wonders.
  • For a nose that is uneven, the dark foundation should be applied to the bump of the nose. This will certainly disguise the flaw of the shape. A line of foundation can be applied right down the centre for making the illusion of a straight nose. If the nose is crooked, straight lines of foundation on the sides is going to help.

Remove blackheads without squeezing

• A paste of coriander leaves and turmeric powder make a good home remedy to remove blackheads.

• A scrub made up of crushed almonds and besan is a very effective home remedy to get rid of blackheads especially from nose.

• Put few drops of lemon juice in one spoon of sugar and rub gently on your face, nose and cheeks in circular motion. This home remedy will remove blackheads and dead cells, making your skin clear and glowing.

• One of the best home remedy to get rid of blackheads is a paste of oatmeal powder combined with rose water. Apply it on your face for 20 minutes to remove blackheads.

• Witch hazel is effective in removing excess oil that clog pores and cause blackheads. Apply witch hazel with a cotton ball on your blackheads during the day to get rid of oil and blackheads.

• Baking soda mixed in water act as a great home remedy for removing blackheads. Apply on your face for 25 minutes and wash off with warm water.

• Spreading honey on face can be beneficial to clear blackheads.

• Mix well honey with crushed almonds and apply on face. This homemade face mask will clean up your skin drawing out impurities and also help to get rid of blackheads.

• Two tablespoons of yogurt mixed with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice is a good homemade blackhead remover.

• Suffering from blackheads in between the crease of your nose? Here is an easy and effective home remedy to remove those blackheads. Mix few drops of lemon juice and 5 drops of olive oil and spread it over your blackheads on face. Do it everyday to get rid of blackheads.

• Salt helps to dry out the excessive oil from the skin. To get rid of blackheads wash your blackheads affected area once a day with salty water. Its an easy home remedy to eliminate blackheads.

• Apply a small amount of toothpaste on the blackheads on nose and face. Gently rub the area with a toothbrush. This will help to dry out the oil and decrease any swelling from the blackheads.

• Mash a Tomato and apply it over your blackheads on face. Leave for 20 minutes and rinse off with water. Follow this home remedy regularly to get rid of blackheads.

• You can prevent blackheads easily by using homemade facial scrubs regularly. Facial scrubs help in removing dead skins cells and dirt from clogged pores and also lend a hand to get rid of blackheads.

• Warm up a small wash cloth and put it over blackheads on face for 10-15 minutes. This is an effective home remedy to remove blackheads. The moisture from the warm towel will clear out the pores, getting you rid of blackheads.

• Apply aloe vera juice to the blackheads on face, chin, cheeks and nose. This is a best natural home remedy to remove blackheads, which has soothing and heeling properties.

• You can prevent blackheads by applying egg to your face. Beat one egg white and add one tbsp of honey. Apply this mixture to blackheads on face for 20 to 30 minutes. This is one of the best home remedies for removing blackheads.

• Clean your face daily with rose water to prevent and get rid of blackheads.

• Get rid of blackheads with this homemade blackhead remover. Mix lemon juice and cinnamon powder and apply for 20 minutes to your blackheads in face and nose. Your face skin will be exfoliated with this home remedy for blackheads.

• Mix the powder of orange peel to water to make a thick paste. Scrub gently for 15 minutes on the area affected with blackheads. You can get rid of blackheads with this home remedy.

Nasal congestion

  • Experts believe that burning a teaspoon of cardamom seeds on hot coals and breathing in the resulting smoke is one of the best home remedies for treating nasal congestion.
  • Alternatively, boil water and salt and then use a dropper to place the liquid (wait until it has cooled down) in each nostril. (It helps if you keep your head tilted backwards until you feel the salt water reach your throat.) Then blow your nose. You can also replace the salt in this solution with baking soda. Baking soda is particularly effective in loosening the mucus and other sticky material that is part of nasal congestion.
  • Inhaling black pepper, or the smoke released by burning five or six black pepper seeds, may spark a bout of sneezing, but it will definitely help relieve some of the discomfort caused by nasal congestion.
  •  Likewise, inhaling a few drops of eucalyptus or peppermint oil on a cotton cloth may also provide some relief. Having a hot bath or drinking hot liquids can also provide a reprieve from the discomforts of nasal congestion

How To Protect Your Body In The Winter

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In harsh, sub-zero winter conditions, your body needs to adapt over time in order to be able to handle the cold and maintain a good body temperature for the longest time possible. On a physiological level, your body reacts differently depending on the outside temperature. In the winter, your body is able to adapt to the cold over time. However, in order for this to happen, you need to follow some simple guidelines in order to stay warm during your run.

Tips to soothe dry skin:

Oil therapy: Rub on some olive, almond or coconut oil and massage lightly on to your hands, legs and the rest of your body before heading for a shower. If time permits, heat the oil and then apply. Post shower, use a light moisturiser/sunscreen, because winter sun isn’t any less harsh.

Scoop some milk cream: Milk cream makes for a very good moisturiser. Mix a few drops of lime, a tsp. of milk and two tsp. of milk cream and rub onto your hands and legs. Leave it on for a while before you head for a shower. You’ll see the difference immediately.

The good ol’ curd: Curd makes for an excellent skin hydrant, and its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties will help soothe your dry, itchy skin. Apply curd just as it is or mix it with some honey and a few drops of lime. Leave it on for at least 10 minutes before you wash it off. It is sure to do wonders for your skin.

Honey helps lock in moisture, has antioxidant and anti-microbial properties, which makes it a sought after ingredient in many over-the-counter skincare products. Why shell out money on those, when you can buy yourself a bottle of honey (which is cheaper) and use it to treat your skin. Lightly heat 2 tsp. of honey any apply it onto your skin (face, hands, legs) while warm. Leave it on for 15 minutes, and then wash it off. There’s nothing better your skin can ask for.

Dab on some aloe vera: If you don’t have an aloe plant at home as yet, then make a trip to the nearest nursery and get one, because aloe is super good for your skin! After bath, slice a piece of aloe, squeeze all the gel out and apply onto your face, hands or legs. It will not only moisturise your skin, it will also form a protective layer that will keep impurities from entering your pores. Although aloe is a good skin hydrant, it can leave your skin feeling tight. So you might want to dab on some moisturiser.

Go the milky way: Keep aside a 4 tsp. of raw milk before you put it to boil for your morning coffee/tea  Add a few drops of rose water/ lime and rub it all over your body and wash with cold water. Do this twice a day. And your skin will feel baby soft.

A vitamin-E boost! Make a trip to your chemist and buy some vitamin-E capsules (they don’t cost much!). Cut out 2 capsules, squeeze out the oil, mix a few drops of lime juice and apply all over your body. Take a shower and feel the difference.

Stock up on glycerine: Glycerine helps absorb and retain moisture, so it would be a good idea to buy a bottle from your nearest chemist. Mix a teaspoon of glycerine with a few drops of lime and massage onto your skin. Leave it on for a few minutes before you wash it off.

A serving of coconut milk? Coconut milk not only reduces skin dryness, but also helps combat dark spots and blemishes. If you have time to spare, make some fresh coconut milk at home or buy one of those packages ones. Rub it onto your face and body, and leave it overnight. Make sure to spread out an old bed-sheet and pillow cover.

Top tip for dry skin:

Once you’ve done either of these treatments a couple times, you must pay attention to exfoliating dead cells. Use a loofah or buy a body scrub that isn’t very rough on your skin (apricot or walnut) and scrub your body at least once a week.

Maintain body heat during your run

When it’s cold, the human body tends to lose warmth, although physiological reactions (vasodilation, shivering, shaking, etc.) do help to limit heat loss. To keep your body as well-protected as possible, it is important to effectively isolate it from both humidity – whether internal (sweat) or external (mist, rain or snow) – and cold and protect it from the wind.

A few reminders:

  • Wet or damp garments cause you to get cold at a rate 25 to 30 times faster than room temperature air. These items lose 99% of their insulating abilities when wet.
  • The combination of low outside air temperature and wind of 30 km/h is equivalent to glacial temperatures for runners (e.g. the temperature on the skin is at -6 ° degrees). These weather conditions make it harder to warm up.
  • If some parts of your body, like your head, neck, abdomen, hands and feet, are not protected from the chilly air, your body will get cold quickly.

Example: Warm blood circulates through your brain during a run. Since the cranial bones are poor insulators, they cannot keep in the warmth that is produced. If you don’t cover this part of your body, you can lose 50 to 70% of your warmth through your head

Lip care (Home Remedies)

A sweet smile gives pleasure to everyone. To light up your day have a beautiful and wide smile on your face. Behind the beautiful smile are beautiful lips. The lips are the most important and exquisitely sensitive part of your body. And therefore you have to take special care of your lips.

Start off with a lip scrub recipe:

Ingredients

1 teaspoon of honey
1 teaspoon of baking soda
Olive oil

Mix honey and baking ingredients until the mass resembles a paste.
Apply the mix on your lips and leave it on for a couple of minutes.
Gently rub the lips.
Wash of with lukewarm water

Let the lips dry out and then apply olive oil. It will help the lips hydrate.

There is also a recipe that is very simple, too. Apply unsalted butter on your lips occasionally. That’s it. It has the same effect as the olive oil.

Mix sugar and honey. Scrub well for 3 minutes, then rinse an apply moisturizing chap stick. For best results, repeat once a week. Wear chap stick everyday.

Dark lips

Dark lips is a common lips problem which is caused by excessive intake of tea or coffee, smoking, excessive exposure to sun, skin dryness, wrong makeup and heavy makeup, using products of cheap brand lipsticks with fragrance, allergy and dryness. So the first thing you should do to remove dark lips is to quit excessive Tea or Coffee, smoking, cheap lipsticks, exposure to sun and lip licking. In addition you can follow these tips and home remedies to have nice and beautiful lips.

1. Scrub your lips with toothbrush every night after you brush your teeth to erase dead skins from your lips.

2. Use lemon juice with almond oil or glycerin every night on your lips.

3. Before using any lipstick do a patch test by applying it on your arm. Do not use that lipstick if there is any sort of irritation or other discomfort.

4. Always remove the lipsticks every night before going to sleep.

5. Apply fresh coconut milk over your face and lips. This gives a glow to your skin and avoids lips getting dark or dry.

6. Apply Vaseline to your lips regularly.

7. Apply a little ghee every night. This keeps lips moisturized.

8. Apply lemon juice to your lips daily, to lighten them slightly.

9. Never use old, expired lipsticks, and make sure you stick to reputed brand names.

10. Apply honey on your dark lips for about 15 minutes and then rinse with water.

11. Apply toothpaste on your dark lips for 3 minutes before shower or bathe.

12. Apply cream from curds with saffron on your lips.

13. Apply a layer of oil and leave it on for several hours. Best apply before going to bed.

14. Massage lips every night with a mixture of 1/2 tsp. Glycerin and 1/2 tsp. Castor oil with 1/2 tsp. Lemon juice and leave overnight.

15. Always take plenty of vegetable, fruit and water.

16. If you must need to use lipstick, use a branded one and do not use it when the date has expired.

17. If you are open in sun for long, use UV protectors on your lipsticks.

Chapped lips

1. Coconut oil is very effective in treating chapped lips. Simply apply small amount of oil on your lips several times daily.
2. Aloe Vera is an amazing healing agent for our skin. Put a small amount of Aloe Vera gel on your lips daily to cure chapped lips.
3. Crush some rose petals and add few drops of glycerin on them. Apply it on your lips every night before going to bed. It will help you to retain the color and lost moister of your lips.
4.  Rub a slice of cucumber on your lips to get rid of chapped lips.
5.  Apply castor oil on your dry lips to make them smooth and pink.

Cracked lips

1. Apply a drop of fresh honey (pasteurized honey) onto the lips
2. Honey helps to hydrate and moisturize the lips
3. Coat the honey with vitamin E
4. Buy vitamin e at the drug store
5. Or take a vitamin e capsule punch a hole into the capsule and apply over the lips at night leave on overnight and you’ll wake up beautiful healed and smoothed lips.

Anti aging skin care ( home remedies)

 

It is not a secret that natural anti aging skin care has become the thing to do lately. This is great news considering how long we were exposed to chemicals and told that we must resort to surgery and other invasive techniques. We don’t mind aging, we just want to age gracefully

Some anti aging treatment, home remedies and treatment for premature skin aging are:

  • Massaging face with ghee, almond oil or coconut oil before going to bed.
  • Applying fresh aloe Vera gel to the skin
  • Using grated cucumber in a face pack.

Remove Red spot

Lemon- Over time, usually from 2 to 8 weeks, the age spots and discoloration will fade. Twice daily, apply fresh lemon juice with a cotton ball over the affected area.

Red onion- If your skin is intolerant to the lemon juice, apply fresh onion juice using the above directions. To make onion juice pulverize the onion in a blender. Do not use yellow or white onions for this skin recipe.

Castor Oil- Apply the castor oil twice daily using a wiping motion with a cotton ball. For an intense treatment affix the piece of cotton to the area overnight using an adhesive strip or medical tape.
Removing age spot

1. Aloe Rubbing fresh aloe vera juice or gel on the spots will help fade them. Use the gel twice a day for a month or two. Juice from the aloe plant is excellent for healing burns and is also beneficial as a general healing agent.

2. Apple cider vinegar Combine two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with one teaspoon of orange juice and apply to the spots, preferably on a cloth or cotton pad that is secured to the area.

3. Bilberry herb slows some of the aging processes and acts as an antioxidant. Take 4-8 oz. of fresh berries, 80-160 mg of bilberry extract (25% anthocyanidin), or 20-40 mg anthocyanosides daily.

4. Buttermilk Dab buttermilk on the spots. The lactic acid and other ingredients in the milk are beneficial to the skin. Buttermilk has been used for generations as a skin cleanser and as a beauty aid.

5. Castor oil Apply castor oil on the spots in the morning and in the evening, and rub well into the skin. The spots should disappear within a month.

6. Take fresh or canned chick peas (garbanzo beans), mash about 1/3 cupful and add a little water. Smear this paste on the spots and leave it there until it dries.

7. Dandelion Break open a dandelion stem and rub the sap on the spots 2-3x per day. Good for warts, too. Will Greer (Grandpa Walton) used this method successfully.

8. Using the ancient Chinese herb gotu kola. Mix 1/8 teaspoon of powdered herb into a cup of herbal tea or add it to plain hot water along with 1/8 teaspoon of ginseng and a pinch of cayenne. This remedy should clear the spots in a few days.

9. Mix one teaspoon grated horseradish root, 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon vinegar, and 3 drops rosemary essential oil. Dab onto your age spots with a cotton ball once or twice a day (less if you have sensitive skin); it will exfoliate the top layer of skin and your spot should lighten. Jeanette Jacknin, M.D. in Smart Medicine for Your Skin.

10. Some fresh lemon juice on the spots twice daily. If you are going outdoors, wait for the juice to dry as it increases the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight. It may take a few months, but the acidity in the juice will cause the spots to fade away.

Treating Loose facial skin

1. Egg White Mask to Tighten Sagging Skin: For a quick homemade beauty remedy for skin-tightening, you can make use of egg white mask. Egg white is known to tighten sagging skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Take whipped egg whites and spread them all over your face. Let it dry for 20 minutes and then wash it off. This natural skin tightening egg white mask tones your facial skin and reduces the size of pores.

2. Papaya Facial Mask for Skin Tightening: Papaya is a fruit that is extremely useful for firming sagging and loose skin. A papaya face mask can help reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. Papaya has an enzyme called papain that will prevent wrinkles, clear enlarged pores and make them appear smaller, and make your skin soft and looking young.

Prepare a natural face mask by mixing mashed papaya, rice flour and honey together. Keep this mask on your face for 20 minutes then rinse off with lukewarm water. This is one of the best facial masks for getting rid of sagging skin and wrinkles.

3. Olive Oil for Natural Skin Tightening: Olive oil helps prevent sagging and maintain the firmness of your facial skin.

Mix olive oil with lemon juice and spread it on your face and neck. Leave on for 15 to 30 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. Olive oil moisturizes skin and lemon lightens and brightens it.

4. Cabbage Facemasks to Firm Sagging Skin Naturally:  Homemade cabbage face lift mask help tighten facial skin, reduce lines and prevent wrinkles. Cabbage has plenty of the vitamins A, B, C, K and P, and these keeps skin well nourished.

Make a face mask using 3 tablespoons of finely chopped cabbage, 2 teaspoons of rice flour, and 1 egg white. Simply apply this natural skin tightening mask on your face.

5. Aloe Vera Juice to Tighten the Facial Skin: Another good option for facial firmness is aloe vera juice. Aloe vera helps to soothe the skin and help it purge impurities that can clog the pores.

Apply fresh aloe vera juice to tighten the skin on your face. It also provides a moisturizing effect to your face.