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Effective Natural Ways to deal with Acne

Acne is a concerning condition which affects most individuals irrespective of their region or race. This is a condition wherein small boils known as pimples are seen on the face. These pimples usually occur on cheeks, chins, forehead and nose, etc. It is believed that the condition usually occurs during the transition phase from teen age to puberty. This is because hormonal fluctuations are high during this phase. Sometimes acne may also occur due to increased body heat or clogging of pores on the facial skin. This condition drastically affects your. Hence, majority of individuals seek effective ways to treat acne. Here are some natural and helpful ways in which you can get rid of acne.

Do not pop or rub your acne:

Popping or rubbing a pimple may aggravate the condition. This causes increased amount of sebum to be produced and may also rupture that membrane under your skin. Popping pimples can cause the sebum as well as the infection to spread beneath your skin.  This may lead to more amount of pimples occurring on the face. Picking acnes may also cause scars, which remains for long.

Face wash:

Wash your face two times daily using acne specific soaps. These are soaps that are designed to kill pimples and provide you a clearer face. Use these soaps to wash your face after waking up in the morning and before going to bed. Do not wash your face too frequently as it may also cause increased sebum secretion. While you are washing your face ensure you apply gentle pressure and then pat dry your face with clean towel every time.

Eating habit:

While you are suffering from acne it is essential that you supply your body with foods that may not cause heat in your body. First and foremost avoid eating too much of oily food. Try consuming curd which can suppress body heat. You can also apply curd on your face directly and leave it for sometime. Curd has antibacterial properties which can help in reducing acne. You should also avoid eating red meat and other non vegetarian items.

Drink water:   

It is suggested that one should consume at least 8 to 10 glasses of water daily. This will maintain dehydration of your body as well as skin and ensure its healthful state. Water is an effective antioxidant and can evacuate toxins from your body.

No chemical:

There are many products that carry harmful chemicals. Unless it is extremely crucial do not use any cosmetic on your skin. Avoid wearing makeup as much as possible or you may aggravate the condition. Even if you wore makeup ensure that you wash your face surely before going to bed.

Shaving:

Men should use fresh and sterilized blades for shaving. Also ensure that the shaving lotion that you use is not harmful. There are herbal shaving lotions available in the market which will reduce chances of skin affects.

If your acne is not alleviating even after rigorous efforts consider consulting a dermatologist which will surely be of some help.

May 8, 2013 at 10:10 am

Get Rid Of Dandruff and Get a Nourished Scalp

Dandruff is nothing but dead cells on the scalp peels off in excess cause of some reasons it is also known as scurf. Dandruff mostly is the outcome of regular revelation to very hot sun or cold. Even if it is normal for the skin, it sometimes has a bad effect on scalp and results in to receiving terrible dandruff. Keratinocytes plays a very important role; it produces and put across immunological result in dandruff formation. Dandruff is very ordinary disorder affecting almost half of the population while they reach their maturity stage. Dandruff causes itchy scalp. In some religion, dandruff is considered as disappointing thing.

Some important reasons of receiving dandruff:

Some misapprehensions like; you will receive dandruff if you have a dry scalp. So those who having those misconceptions don’t wash their hair regularly thinking that shampoo will make their skin more dry but here dandruff causes mainly because of oily skin and scalp which needs a regular wash.

Oiliness is the main reason of receiving dandruff; moreover, recent research has proven that dandruff is more connected with the Seborrheic dermatitis. This is created by excessive presence of pityrosporum ovale; a yeast type bacteria present in less numbers in dandruff less head and if they increases then they cause oiliness of Seborrheic dermatitis these organisms causes dandruff high in quantity.

Because of high stress and if you don’t eat proper diet you will receive dandruff. In addition, seasonal changes may cause you dandruff. In some cases if skin gets over oiled then too, it happens.

Some effective measures to control dandruff:

Wash your hair with anti dandruff shampoo every day: wash your hair every day with the anti dandruff shampoo so that it will help you to keep your scalp clear and reduce your dandruff.

Change your shampoo: if your shampoo doesn’t giving, proper results then change it with some good antidandruff shampoo which contains zinc which will help you in reducing the dandruff.

Keep changing you shampoo: If you using some anti dandruff shampoo and after certain period if it doesn’t give a proper result; like you expecting it might be working before, but suddenly if you start getting dandruff back. Then your shampoo is not responsible, because after certain period you develop resistance or say your skin becomes immune to that shampoo so keep using three brands of shampoos. Keep changing shampoo every month so your dandruff won’t come back.

Foam two times:  in first wash shampoo will rinse off your dandruff, therefore to make your scalp clean and reduce the oil which creating the dandruff wash your hair twice with the anti dandruff shampoo.

Use tar shampoos: if your normal shampoo is not working then try to get a tar shampoo which will effect more early. However, it has its own side effects like it stinks a lot and sometimes irritates skin.

Apply rinse: do rinse your tar shampoo clearly and apply lemon juice or conditioner to your hair to make your hair smell less and to make them soft, as many anti dandruff shampoos make hair go rough so applying conditioner is a good idea.

Rinse off your sweat: sweat is the main reason to get dandruff so keep your hair clean by washing off sweat.

April 25, 2013 at 9:15 am

Lemon-A Universal Favorite Fruit

Lemon is the universal favorite fruit. Lemon is like must in the kitchen. Lemon has two colors. Unripe lemons are green in color and when lemon gets ripe then it turns into yellow. Lemon is the most widely used fruit all over the world.

My uncle loves to put some lemon juice daily on the food. Without lemon he can’t eat food even. I think it’s a good habit of him. Lemon can be taken easily in so many ways. Lemon water is the most popular way to have lemon. Also you can put lemon in food and in salads and also you can mix lemon with other juices also.

Lemon is an easily available, inexpensive fruit. Because of various nutrients in lemon, it’s quite helpful to take care of your health. Lemon is a rich source of vitamin C. Also lemon contains other nutrients like riboflavin, vitamin B and minerals like magnesium, calcium, phosphorus etc.

Let’s talk about the nutrition value of lemon. 100gm of lemon contains 50mg vitamin C, 40mg calcium, 9gm protein, 9gm carbohydrates etc. See the nutrition value and just imagine the health benefits of lemon.

Lemon can be mixed with so many other juices to treat various health problems at home. Lemon is helpful for digestion problems. Mix a lemon in a glass of water and drink it early in the morning for better digestive health.

Lemon also acts as a natural antiseptic because of its acidic properties. Lemon can kill harmful bacteria which makes it an antiseptic agent. You can use lemon for minor cuts only. Don’t use it for major cuts and infections.

Lemon juice is also helpful to overcome urinal tract problems. Lemon juice helps our body to shed unwanted water which leads to overcome urinary tract problems.

April 23, 2013 at 9:41 am

Weight Loss Basics

At it’s most elementary, reducing your weight is about burning more calories than you eat. That seems not difficult, but if were really that simple, none of us would have a weight problem. Often we take drastic measures to see final results — diets, pills or those weird fitness gadgets on infomercials that promise instant success. Maybe you lose fat but what happens when you go off that diet or stop that crazy workout program? You have it all back and even more. The best secret to weight loss is to make small, lasting changes. The key is to forget about instant results and settle in for the long run.

Rules of Weight-loss

To lose one pound of fat, you need to burn around 3500 calories over and above what you already burn doing daily life. That looks like a lot of calories and you certainly wouldn’t want to try to burn 3500 calories in one day. Nonetheless, by taking it step-by-step, it is possible to determine exactly what you have to do daily to burn or cut out those extra calories.

Listed here are ways to reduce calorie intake without having to alter your diet significantly.

Cure high-calorie foods as jewels in the crown. Make a spoonful of ice cream the jewel and a bowl of fruit the crown. Reduce the chips by integrating each bite with lots of chunky, filling fresh salsa, suggests Jeff Novick, director of nutrition at the Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa in Florida. Balance a little cheese with numerous salads.

After breakfast, make water much of your drink. At breakfast, proceed to drink orange juice. But through the entire rest of the day, focus on water instead of juice or soda. The regular American consumes an extra 245 calories a day from soft drinks. That’s nearly 90,000 calories per year – or 25 pounds! And research shows that despite the calories, sugary drinks don’t trigger feeling of bounties the way that food does.

Irregular eating routine also disrupt your body’s fat burning capacity, which makes it harder to lose weight in the first place.

Carry a palm-size notebook anywhere you go for one week. Note down every single morsel that enters your lips – even water. Reports have found that people who sustain food diaries wind up eating about fifteen percent less food than those who don’t.

Clean up your closet of the “fat” clothes. When you’ve reached your target weight, away from or give away every piece of clothing that doesn’t fit. The concept of having to buy a completely new wardrobe if you gain the weight back provides as a strong inducement to maintain your new figure.

All of these things will influence your health in a positive strategy. Ultimately, don’t be tempted to skip breakfast – or any meal in losing weight. While skipping a meal will decrease your calorie intake for that hour, it can leave you much hungrier later on. Not only are you more likely to overeat to compensate, but you may often make bad options to fill the gap: a cereal bar just isn’t as healthy as a bowl of cereal or as filling, leading you to ‘need’ something extra for lunch.

April 9, 2013 at 9:08 am

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