Monday, October 16, 2017

How to Get in Shape and Stay in Shape

It's 6:30 AM, and oh I need my morning coffee. I drag myself out of my bed and head straight to my kitchen to grab that mug of instant energy to get me going. Then I get busy with my day-to-day schedule with no time whatsoever to work out. We blame our job, our kids and our tired selves for not finding time to stay active. How do we get ourselves out there and move to feel better, and in turn make the lives of people around us better as well (health improves mood and focus)?

How to Get in Shape and Stay in Shape


I hear so many friends of mine complaining about not getting the push to start working out or start the healthy diet regime, to get where they want to be. Sunny beach, bikini? Nope - I'm better off in my cover up! It might seem tough, but if you want to see yourself as someone healthy and happening you can do it as well.

10 Steps to a new you:

1. First have a clear goal in your mind about what you want to achieve, but remember to be practical, knowing that a healthy weight loss, or getting fit does take time. Anything too quick is usually short lived and harmful.

2. Talk to friends who have the same goal, make a chat group to keep in touch and post pictures to inspire and get inspired. Also take some before and after pictures. Post sweaty post-workout selfies for friends who are in that group. Stay motivated make it FUN!

3. Buy some athletic clothes, yes it helps a ton when you have good-looking clothes. You feel like wearing them and go to the gym or head out for a run. A good pair of shoes are key if you want to take running seriously, so do not skip or skimp on that.

4. Start slow and start EARLY! It does help, when we start early our energy level is at the peak and the early morning air always helps us to feel the best. However do not forget to warm up as it takes a while to get our bodies in the active mode early in the day. Starting with small easy walks always helps us to stay motivated without draining us out till the next workout. Build slowly from there. Add strength and more challenging cardio as you get stronger.

5. Music is another important component, create your favorite workout playlist. I have mine which I have saved under the playlist Run, and I keep updating the list to avoid getting bored.

6. Be regular, whatever you do stay on it, make it a routine. It is the key! Sometimes when its difficult to find time, workout for a few minutes; even ten minutes make a difference and keeps you on that track.



7. Eating is another key component, remember - 80 percent nutrition and 20 percent workout. A lot of health coaches use this formula and it is quite true. the first thing is to get rid of is all the junk food from your kitchen pantry. Stay on track, with home cooked tasty food. Don't go crazy right in the beginning on super low calorie food. Keep a food log, this really helps. Foods high in healthy fats are the best way to stay full and avoid binge eating. Who doesn't love to snack on junk specially after a long day when we are really hungry. Eating dense natural foods like nuts, hummus and avocados can help us stay on track. Include a protein in every big meal. Chicken and turkey are great options but lean grass-fed beef is also good. Vegetarian/Vegan options are also available if you stick to foods like nuts, chickpeas, hemp, flax seeds for optimum protein intake.

8. Eating in small portions but more frequently helps us not to binge. the key to lose weight is to EAT and not STARVE! Eat, but eat smart and eat yummy. Use spices and good fats to enhance flavor and taste.

9. There will be times that you lose track specially with vacations or during occasions. Never give up! Know that you can wake up the next morning and start a fresh and some cheat days are absolutely fine and also healthy not to get you frustrated. When on a vacation try to make smart food choice. Choose fresh fruits, salads and more protein. Bananas are another amazing fuel for our body, so keep them handy. If you slip off track in one meal, keep the next lean and healthy. But never get negative and give up.

10. And you need not have access to a gym or a grand outdoor setting - your floor in the living room is perfect! A set of 25 jumping jacks, followed by 20 squats, 30 second planks and 15 push ups can get you rolling. It is all about quality and not quantity! So little goes a long way. The key is to move and be smart in terms of food choices. With these tips you can start your journey to the new 'you' which you have always dreamt of.

Nothing is impossible when you train your brain and learn to have fun and not give up! Happy moving, and remember to say hello to your new self!

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Go Natural - Face, Hair, Hand, And Nail Care

We all love to have perfect clear skin tones and lustrous hair... And this does not seem to be difficult if we understand what our body demands everyday - a few moments of care and of course nutritious diet. You will be surprised to know that everything you need is already stack in your kitchen. Follow this beauty regime to get the more beautiful you - THE MORE CONFIDENT YOU.


Go Natural - Face, Hair, Hand, And Nail Care


FACE CARE


If you have oily skin - A mixture of curd and gram flour to form a thick paste turns out very handy in this case. Just apply the consistency on your face and leave it to dry for a few minutes.

If you have dry skin - Instead of using curd all you do is switch to full-cream milk. Apply a mixture of the milk and gram flour onto your skin and leave to dry.

Dark Circles around the Eyes - the only remedy for the dark circle under the eyes is a whole lot of sleep, the right diet and regular exercise.

To lighten dark circles under your eyes, wrap a grated raw potato in cheesecloth and apply to eyelids for 15-20 minutes. Wipe off the residue and apply an eye cream.

You can put cucumber slice on closed eyes for relaxation.


Peach-and-Honey Mask - This revitalizing peach and honey mask is almost good enough to eat. However, what you'll really love about it is how it leaves your skin feeling soft and supple.

Ingredients:
  • 1 large peach-skinned
  • 3 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons yoghurt

Directions:

Mash the peach and honey together, add 2 tablespoons yoghurt until you have a workable paste. Pat evenly over your face and neck and around the eyes. Lie back and relax for about 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water, pat dries and then tone and moisturize as you normally would.


Cool-Cucumber Deep Cleansing Facial Mask

Cucumber and mint are natural refreshers; oats and bran exfoliate; buttermilk, yoghurt, and cream cleanse and soften; lemon juice tones and refreshes.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon plain yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh mint leaves
  • ½ medium cucumber, cut into small pieces

Directions: 

Place oats in a blender; grind to a fine powder. Add remaining ingredients. Mix until consistency is smooth. Apply to just-cleansed face and leave on for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

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HAIR CARE


Bouncy and soft hair is in, as usual and there isn't any better way to get them than with your favourite beverage beer! Beer is a popular and safe way to deep conditioning for hair. The right way to use it would be to put it on your hair after shampooing as a rinse. It works wonders as it leaves your hair soft and shiny.

Yoghurt & Egg Treatment

Yoghurt cleans and softens; egg yolk adds shine; honey moisturizes and smooths.

Ingredients: 
  • ½ cup plain yoghurt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Directions:

Shampoo your hair, towel-dry. Mix ingredients together and rub into hair and cover with a shower cap. Leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse, then shampoo thoroughly.

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HAND AND NAIL CARE


Nail polish, if applied once too often is harmful and can leave your nails brittle and discolored.

Brittle Nails: Rubbing almond oil or olive oil on your nails every night before retiring to bed is a bonus as it keeps your nails from chipping and breaking.

Discolored Nails: Lime juice, if applied to your nails, helps the yellow discoloring disappear and leaves your nails white and naturally pink!

Effective Hand Exfoliant: Say goodbye to dry cracked hands the next winter. This easy-to-make Exfoliant will slough off all those dead skin cells. In addition, it cleanses and moisturizes; leaving hands soft and smooth.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 ounce ground almonds
  • 1 teaspoon clear honey
  • 2 teaspoons walnut or almond oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together into a thick paste. Rub a heaping teaspoon all over the hands for two to three minutes and rinse off.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Right Skin Care for the Right Kind of Skin

A popular quote by Dr. Howard Murad says, "Healthy skin is a reflection of overall wellness". This quote beautifully sums up the need to protect your skin against all odds because it reflects the state of your inner self. So a basic mantra to attain a glowing skin is to stay healthy and happy from inside.

The Right Skin Care for the Right Kind of Skin


The next step is to first understand your skin type and then caress it with the right kind of care. However, we generally don't pay any heed to such details and victimize our skin with chemical loaded beauty care products. Such products damage the skin and make it appear dull and worn out.

According to Ayurveda, there are basically three types of skin- Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Let's try to understand each of these types.

1. Vata Skin Type 

The Vata type is characterized by dry, rough, wrinkled, and thin skin with small pores. It is highly sensitive to dry windy weather and can get easily dehydrated. If not treated with care, vata skin can age faster and look dry and flaky always.

Tips for Vata Skin Care 

  • Apply products that contain a fusion of essential oils and natural herbs
  • Try to minimize the level of your mental and emotional stress as it pumps out vital juices out of the skin and makes it dehydrated
  • Drink at least 8 glass of water every day and consume juicy fruits in your regular diet
  • Correct the Vata imbalance by taking Vata Churna and Vata Tea

2. Pitta Skin Type

Pitta type is characterized by fair, sensitive, and soft skin. It is vulnerable to freckles and moles and has tolerance to hot and spicy food. In absence of proper care, this skin type can develop rashes, acne, or sunburns.

Tips for Pitta Skin Care

  • Apply products that produce cooling effect on the skin
  • Protect yourself from harsh Sun rays by applying natural Sun protection creams
  • Avoid consuming hot and spicy food and exercising in the hot area
  • Drink plenty of water every day and consume healthy organic food
  • Avoid the application of chemical-based cosmetics

Kapha Skin Type

People with Kapha type have oily, heavy, soft, dull, dense skin with large pores. Compared to other two types, this one is less prone to ageing and wrinkles. This skin type is susceptible to enlarged pores, excessive oil, blackheads, and pimples. If not treated well, it can develop cystic acne.

Tips for Kapha Skin Care

  • Stay away from oily, fried, and heavy foods and switch to green leafy vegetables
  • Detoxify your body with fruits and vegetables and keep your digestive system in order
  • Consume Kapha Churna and Kapha Tea to correct the kapha imbalance in your body
  • Drink plenty of water every day and eat more of fruits and green vegetables 

After you have identified your skin type, the next step is to choose the right products. A right kind of skin care with right kind of products leads to healthy and glowing skin. The best way to do this is by opting for natural and herbal products. Market is flooded with natural skin care products but always remember that the word 'natural' is not regulated and the authenticity of its claim needs to be checked every time.

Here are the guidelines that you must keep in mind before buying any skin care product. 

  1. Check the list of ingredients mentioned on the product before buying it
  2. Check for 'Natural Ingredient Standard' benchmark on the product
  3. Check that the product does not contain Sulfates Parabens or Petrochemicals
  4. Say 'No' to fragrances, preservatives, and additives and go for mineral based natural make up products




Natural products are enriched with herbs and natural oils. These ingredients are gentle and they do not harm your skin. Here are some of the effective natural herbs that should become a part of your beauty care regime.

Kumkumadi Oil

Kumkumadi Oil is effective in treating acne and pimples and makes the skin tone even while brightening the complexion.

Chandan

Chandan or sandalwood possesses germicidal properties and it is very effective in balancing the surface oil and moisture content of the skin.

Haldi

Haldi, a natural antiseptic, is very effective in curing pimples and other skin related problems. It helps in improving the complexion and makes the skin clear and glowing.

Kesar

Kesar has been used since ages to brighten the complexion and is also helpful in treating acne, pimples, blemishes, and black spot.

Aloe vera

Aloe vera is a magical herb that keeps the skin moisturized. It is very effective in treating chapped lips, dry and itchy skin. It works wonder in making the skin smooth, supple and youthful.

Tulsi

Tulsi acts as an antiseptic and natural astringent that refreshes the skin and makes it glowing.


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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Food for the Skin: Recipes for Face Masks

The most complex skin is your face. When you discover a product that works, it may only work for a while. The skin may become sensitive to the product. Even natural skin care products. What you have to do is to make your own naturally but highly efficient facial masks using ingredients that you can find in your own kitchen.

Homemade Recipes For Face Masks



Enough of all that costly branded facial masks made of artificial ingredients that may cause damage on your skin. The very concept of making a homemade facial mask seems uncommon. The terms messy, annoying, or inconvenient may come to mind. But as long as you know which ingredients to use and are able to go by simple guidelines, then doing or creating your own homemade face mask is simple as can be.

I have included some great homemade face mask recipes for you to try:

• Chocolate Mask - This decadent mask, ideal for normal skin, will leave your face smooth, soft, and silky. The cream and honey adds moisture to the skin, removes dead skin cells.

  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons cottage cheese
  • 3 teaspoons oatmeal powder
  • 1/3 cup of cocoa
  • 1/4 cup of honey

Mix all ingredients together apply onto face. Leave it for 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

• Egg Honey Dried Milk Face Mask

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon dried milk
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Egg Honey Dried Milk Face Mask



Mix honey with egg yolk and then stir in the dried milk. Mix into a paste and apply. Remove after 20 minutes with cool water.

• Banana Honey Sour Cream Face Mask

1/2 banana
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoon sour cream

Banana Honey Sour Cream Face Mask



Smash the banana and add the honey. Apply to face and leave on 15 to 20 minutes. Gently wipe off with a damp cotton cloth.

• Farmer's Wife Secret Face Mask

  • 1/8 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 chilled egg whites
I have included some great homemade face mask recipes for you to try
Beat the egg whites until they form peaks. Then gradually add the cornstarch. Apply the blend instantly on your face, relax for 20 minutes. Wash face with cool water.



• Glorious Green Face Mask (Honey Avocado Face Mask)

  • 1/2 cup of oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 smashed avocado

Honey Avocado Face Mask


Mix smashed avocado with the honey, then constantly add oatmeal. Apply onto face and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off with cool water.

• Pumpkin mask for Dry and Wrinkled Skin

  • 1/4 cup of pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons of celery
  • Milk

Cook the pumpkin and the celery for 10 to 15 minutes at the efficient amount of milk. Mash the ingredients and apply on face for 2 minutes.

These days, since we are not sure about the substances presented in most skin care products, it is better to make your own face mask, facial scrub or soap.

Getting started is not that difficult, you can start by doing a search on the internet to get a list of healthy skin treatments and natural face mask recipes. What exactly good about them is that they are so easy and simple to make aside from being safe to use and affordable. The ingredients can be found in your own kitchen.


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Homemade Recipes For Face Masks



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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Most Dangerous Color Of Vaginal Discharge - Abnormal, Not Bloody STI & Bacterial Infection Symptoms

Vaginal discharge and urine say a lot about the body especially for a doctor who is looking for a specific infection or other. Pregnancy in the early days is commonly proven through a urine sample, aside from the swollen belly that is, while an STI is usually identified through discharge.


Most Dangerous Color Of Vaginal Discharge - Abnormal, Not Bloody STI & Bacterial Infection Symptoms



However, we are not here to focus on urine but rather discharge the normal and abnormal vaginal discharge type. Knowing the signs of what is not normal will help you decide is it time to see a doctor. Having said that even if the discharge hasn't changed in color or texture and you feel something isn't right, it probably isn't, so make an appointment to see your GP anyway.

Have you noticed blood in your discharge? If so don't panic but instead see a doctor and find out why blood is present. A bloody discharge is not normal, but that doesn't mean the reason it has appeared is that of something sinister. That goes for a yellow discharge, green discharge, or one producing an unpleasant odor.

If a discharge is smeared sort of Pink followed by bright Red blood this is likely caused by the same infection. Red can indicate a late stage. And then it may not. Every woman who has reached puberty will have a monthly bleed but there should be no in between. A blood show at any other time than menstruation is not normal. Again don't be scared but be sensible and speak to your doctor. One simple explanation for vaginal discharge that includes blood is it is leftover from a period

Bloody Discharge

The female body during the menstrual cycle sheds the endometrial lining in the uterus. Blood moves from the uterus out of the cervix making its exit out of the vagina. This occurs every 28 days. It is common to roughly lose 30 to 40 ml of blood. Bacterial sexually transmitted infections namely gonorrhea and chlamydia are known to bring blood. If the cervix has some sort of abnormality this too can cause a bleed as well as sexual intercourse. Other reasons for blood loss are cervical and vaginal trauma.

Green/Yellow Discharge

It is not normal to have a green or yellow discharge. Appearance other than clear odorless or whitish discharge is classed as abnormal. Smelly Green or Yellow, frothy or foamy type discharge and you have been sexually active are a typical sign of infection being present. Trichomoniasis (or "trich") is a sexually transmitted infection instigated by a protozoan parasite called Trichomonas Vaginalis.

Grey Discharge

This color along with a type of fish gone off sort of smell is strongly related to bacterial vaginosis.

Brown Discharge

Brown will have a doctor direct his or her attention to old endometrial tissues. Simply explained discoloration of this shade is more times down to a late period.

Yellow or White Discharge

Itchiness, burning, and inflammation, accompanied with white or yellow discharge are associated with a condition called Candidiasis. It also is known as Moniliasis which is a yeast infection. Yeast infections are very common indeed in both men and women and easily treated

Knowing how your body and vagina operates will give you great insight on how to protect yourself from infection. Knowledge is key and the more information you have betters your chance of leading a healthy carefree life.


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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

What Are The Main Symptoms Of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, commonly known as PCOS is an endocrine system problem that affects females who are in their reproductive age. Females suffering from PCOS may have developed bigger ovaries that have little accumulations of liquid, termed as follicles, which are situated in every ovary as observed through an ultrasound test.


What Are The Main Symptoms Of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)



Occasional or delayed menstrual periods, acne problems, abundance hair development and obesity can affect any woman who is suffering from PCOS. In young girls, occasional or no mensuration may increase doubt for this condition.

The right reason behind the occurrence of polycystic ovary disorder is not fully unknown or understood. Early tests and treatment alongside weight reduction may lessen the danger of long-term problems, such as type 2 diabetes and heart illnesses.

Symptoms Of PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)


PCOS signs and symptoms regularly start not long after a lady initially starts having periods (the first occurrence of menstruation). Now and again, PCOS grows later amid the reproductive years, for example, as a reaction to excess weight gain.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome has many signs (things you or your specialist can see) and Symptoms (indications that you feel or notice). These can become really bad due to obesity. Each lady with PCOS might be influenced a bit differently.

In order to determine whether you're suffering from PCOS or not, the gynecologist will look for these things:

· Polycystic Ovaries 

Polycystic ovaries just end up becoming large in size and contain various small liquid filled sacs which cover the eggs.

· Irregular Periods 

This is the most well-known indication for PCOS. These cases incorporate inability to menstruate for four months or more; menstrual intervals that are longer than 35 days; less than 8 menstrual cycles in a year; and delayed periods that might be insufficient or heavy.

· Overabundance of Androgen 

High levels of androgens (male hormones) may bring about physical signs, for example, abundance facial and body hair (hirsutism), androgenic alopecia (male-pattern baldness), and severe adolescent acne or adult acne.



Risks Involved With PCOS In Later Life


Suffering from PCOS can build your odds of getting affected by other medical issues in later life. For instance, females with PCOS are at high danger of developing:
· Type 2 diabetes - A deep-rooted condition that affects a patient's glucose level to become noticeably too high.
· Stress, depression and emotional swings - On the grounds that the side-effects of PCOS can influence confidence and self-esteem of any patient.
· High cholesterol and high Blood Pressure - These can result in stroke or other heart disease.
· Sleep Apnoea -obese women may likewise get affected from sleep apnoea, which is a condition that results in interrupted breathing during sleep.

When To Visit The Gynec


Visit the gynecologist if you have worries about your menstrual periods, or you're encountering infertility or you have indications of excess androgen, for example, acne and excessive hair development.

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Health Benefits of Cucumber Water

The secret I'm about to share will make you never reach for any kind of juice or chilled coffee drinks. Cucumber water is one way to stay healthy and refresh. It's easy to make once you have your cucumber, just wash it thoroughly, slice it, and place the slices in a pitcher filled with water and place it in your refrigerator for some time, so the water can become infused with flavor, after an hour is ready for consumption.

Health Benefits of Cucumber Water



Cucumber Water Helps in Treatment of Blood Pressure

Cucumber has mild diuretic properties owing to its high potassium and water content that regulate the blood pressure and treat both high and low blood pressure. Potassium increase and decrease of sodium intake can reduce your blood pressure by a small amount. Sometimes not drinking enough water or drinking way too much water can also increase blood, so it's essential to balance your water intake.

Cucumber Water Gives a Youthful look

Cucumbers help your body fight free radicals, due to their antioxidant content thereby slowing down aging and enhancing your body's ability to fight disease. Although not as high as some intensely colored vegetables, such as red cabbage.

Our bodies contain about 55-60%, the more we hydrate, the healthier our bodies and all the cells in them are. Water transports oxygen, essential minerals, and vitamins, and also serves as a way of flushing toxins out of our system, so getting an adequate amount is actually a component of healthy aging. And what better way to do it than with tasty cucumber spa water.

Cucumber Water Promotes Healthy Bones

Cucumbers has vitamin K which plays a very important role in strengthening bones by promoting orthotropic activity, the high amount of silica in it promotes joint by strengthening the connective tissue, cucumbers help keeps your bones healthier as you age. Vitamin K is also essential for proper blood clotting, so it's important to get your fair share. One raw cucumber with the peel on contains 62% of the daily required value according to Self Nutrition. By the way, Vitamin K, which is actually a group of chemicals, is present in several other green foods as well, such as kale, spinach, and collard greens, and some not so green ones, such as blueberries and cauliflower.

Cucumber Water Fights Cancer

One more reason to eat and drink your cucumber water is that its contains cucurbitacins which aids in treating cancer, because they kill cancer cells and prevent their proliferation. Cucumber sufficient fluid intake which is easy to do, if you do take tasty spa water regular all day long, also reduces chances of developing urinary cancer.

Cucumber Water helps in Weight Loss

Cucumber can also act as a natural mild diuretic helping you get rid of that excess water and bloating. Cucumber spa water will naturally quench your thirst and make you forget about drinking water juice or should I call it water loaded with sugar. This is an easy way to cut calories from your diet. Not only that, but cucumber water makes plain water taste better, which means you're likely taking more water. Water is an important factor in preventing constipation, which can cause swelling in the abdomen and add on a few extra pounds. Also, sufficient water intake helps your body's natural detoxification processes, which makes it function more efficiently, thereby facilitating weight loss.

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Cucumber Water Moisturizes the skin

Full of a host of skin-loving nutrients, such as the mineral silica, cucumbers enhance good skin health by increasing moisture and improving elasticity, which is why you find it in so many skin products on the market. Drinking water keeps your skin hydrated and healthy. Drink some spa water while you take it with a few chilled cucumber slices on your eyes.

Cucumber Water Cures Hangover

Cucumber can also be used to cure a hangover and the headache. Alcohol is dehydrating and toxic to your system, you need plenty of water and nutrients to start healing splitting headache that makes you sick from a little too much drinking, cucumber should serve as a rescue. Replenish your body with cucumber spa water, which is full of water and essential electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals.


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Sunday, July 2, 2017

The Essential Benefits of Bee Propolis

Often referred to as "bee glue", bee propolis has been popular due to its essential benefits. Based on facts, bee propolis is a resinous mixture which is made by bees using tree buds, sap flows or other botanical resources. Typically, the highlight benefits of bee propolis focuses on the health wellness whereas its advantages evolves in folk medicine since the ancient times.

The Essential Benefits of Bee Propolis


The propolis unique composition as well as its capability to promote general nutritional health as well as its supplemental benefits in promoting optimal health is the reasons why most people do consider this type of health regimen. Basically, the benefits of bee propolist are due to it components such as protein, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and flavonoids. Hence, in order to know more about the well known health benefits of bee propolis, here are some of the advantages belonging to this amazing type of bee product.

· Antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects: since prehistoric era, researches have shown that propolis can internally combat certain unwanted manifestations in the body such as bacterial, fungal, parasitic or viral infections which are found in tuberculosis, malaria or even in colds. Furthermore, it has been also known to promote faster wound healing as it inhibits inflammation as well as prevent the occurrence of infections.

· It can manage ulcers and ulcerative colitis: the tough healing effect on digestive organs as well as in the stomach and bowls are mainly due to its flavonoid components. In addition, since peptic ulcers as well as ulcerative colitis can cause inflammation in some of the parts in the digestive system, the propolis essential anti-inflammatory benefits can prevent the occurrence of such condition.


Bee Propolis


· Dental anti-plaque agent: as subject by recent dentistry studies, one of the benefits of bee propolis that experts must look upon to is its ability to protect the oral cavity against dental caries and other forms of oral diseases. Its antimicrobial properties have made this treatment possible as it fights against different kinds of infections. Furthermore, the benefits of bee propolis can also be used as a treatment for canker sores which is a painful open sore in the mouth as well as in canal debridement for endodontic procedures.

· Anti-tumor growth agent: in actual fact, bee propolis can also be an effective agent against tumor growth as it inhibits tumorigenesis which literally the origin of cancer. Fundamentally, studies have shown that propolis can induce cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. Moreover, it can also reduce growth expression and other transcription factors particularly caffeic acid phenethyl ester which is considered to be responsible for the resistance of cancer cell to chemotherapeutic agents.

· Good source of antioxidants: studies have shown that one of the most useful benefits of bee propolis is due to flavonoids. Essentially, researches have reported that certain flavonoids such as chrysin are good source of antioxidant compounds which is basically a good thing. Antioxidants are substances that may protect the cells against the effects of free radicals which include damaging of cells and can practically trigger heart disease, cancer and other diseases.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

4 Simple Ways to Do Blackhead Clearing At Home

A blackhead is a small spot on the face commonly called pores. They are pimples without the skin cover on them. The oil and dirt oxidizes and turns black because there is no skin cover. Most of the blackheads are not visible unless you press closer to your mirror. This means that a person standing close to you can see the blackheads on your face. You have to remove them to save yourself the embarrassment. You can use the cosmetic creams available in the market which guarantees to remove blackheads. If you have a sensitive skin then they can cause side effects also. We advise that you try out some home remedies that will be effective to remove the blackheads and will be safe on your skin.

4 Simple Ways to Do Blackhead Clearing At Home


3 Simple Ways to Do Blackhead Clearing At Home


Exfoliate and Microdermabrasion

Exfoliating the skin is very easy. The best way to do that is by using milk and nutmeg from your kitchen. For the oily skin, they are most helpful as they help to get rid of the oil. The milk breaks down the older skin cells. When you rinse off you will feel that your skin has become smoother. To get enhanced effects you can use buttermilk in place of the regular one.

Honey Pat Down


For this one, you have to get a very sticky honey. This makes the process effective. All you have to do is pat honey on the areas of your face where you have the blackheads. As you remove your fingers the sticky honey will pull out the dirt from the pores. The honey will also offer you antibacterial and antioxidant support which would ensure that any remaining would not turn black by oxidizing. You need to continue the process for three minutes before you rinse off your face.

Peel-Off Masks

Peel-Off Mask Blackhead Remover


There are Gel based, Latex and Wax masks. All of them cleanse deeply, exfoliate and often contain essential oils. They suit every skin type and can be used on every body part (e.g. face, neck, forehead, chest, back, shoulders).

Peel-off mask in action: Homemade and commercial facial masks are of the same efficiency. You should put the mask on while it's liquid, wait for it to dry and peel it off afterwards. They work by tying dead epithelium cells, dirt and oil together and removing everything bond to mask when it dries.

Peel-off masks have the capability to unblock the pores. They attract accumulated sebum strongly. You should put wet towel on your face for 15 minutes before the mask to enhance this effect. To sum up, it exposes renewed glowing complexion. These masks can help to get rid of blackheads and superfluous sebum from the pores. Peel-off masks tighten pores and impede blackheads as well.

Application instructions: You should apply the mask weekly to eliminate blackheads. Wet your face in advance and put the mask on your skin skipping areas around the eyes. Follow directions from the package.


Apply Clay Mask


Clay Mask Blackheads Removal

To apply this method you have to buy a packet of cosmetic clay. The other key ingredient is water. Instead of plain water, you can add rose water also. But it is not necessary. Make a paste of the clay and water. Apply the mask all over your face or on the areas you have a blackhead. Let the mask dry for a while. To clean the mask, take a fresh cloth and warm water. Wipe off the face by pressing slowly and gently.

When you clean out your pores the blackheads will be gone. Try out the simple home remedies that we have mentioned above and get rid of the burden of squeezing and squishing.

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