Blackheads are a common skin problem which is caused by the clogging of hair follicles on the nose and face. They are a form of acne caused by oxidation and its dark appearance can be very unsightly. But the fact is that unlike acne, blackheads are easy to treat. You don’t have to worry about using expensive chemical formulas and creams to remove blackheads from your nose and face. There are some simple natural remedies which you can use to get rid of blackheads easily. Let’s take a look.
Baking soda has antiseptic properties and it can work effectively to treat blackheads and remove impurities from the skin. To use this natural remedy, you can combine two teaspoons of baking soda with water and create a thick paste. Apply the mask on the face and allow it to dry. Wash with cold water and pat dry. Repeat the remedy two times a week.
Tomatoes also have antiseptic properties that can help de-clog pores and remove blackheads from the face and nose. You can mash tomatoes and use the peel and juice as a facial treatment. Concentrate on the affected areas and if possible, leave on overnight and wash your face in the morning. Read more
Mash a banana and add some milk to this and apply this mask on your face to get a glowing and smooth face instantly. This homemade facial mask can act as a pre-party glow mask which you can use prior to going to any party.
2. Pumpkin & Honey
To get glowing skin at home, try a pumpkin face mask enriched with Vitamin C, A and Zinc. Boil pumpkin and take 2 spoons of pumpkin puree and 1/4 spoon of milk, one spoon of honey to make a natural face mask. Dab this cooling and soothing mask on your face to get glowing and supple skin naturally.
3. Aloe Vera Mask
Mix aloe vera pulp and glycerin to apply on your face. Men can try this face mask post shaving.
4. Oatmeal Mask with Chamomile & Honey
Mix chamomile tea and oatmeal powder in equal measure and add 2 spoons of honey and 2 drops of almond oil to this mix. Slather this mix on your face for 20 minutes. This home remedy helps you get fair and glowing skin at home like a home facial. Read more
Headaches can be caused by a number of different reasons. Skipping meals, abrupt changes in the diet, getting too little sleep, spending too much time on the computer without taking adequate breaks, long working hours and stress are some of the common reasons for getting headaches. Sometimes, headaches are accompanied by nausea, dizziness and even vomiting. People also fail to realize that dehydration is a common cause of headaches as well. At times the pain can be unbearable and you may need medicines to get rid of it. But, medicines come with side effects and they can cause health problems and disrupt gut bacteria as well.
Drugs are quick fixes, but instead of depending on them all the time, you can try out some natural remedies which are proven to be effective against headaches. Here’s a look at 7 natural ways to get rid of headaches.
1. Lavender oil
Lavender not only smells great, but it can be used as a home remedy to get rid of headaches. You can apply lavender oil topically or inhale by adding few drops of the oil to about two cups of boiling water.
2. Drink water
Dehydration may be a cause of your headache and if this is the case, you can get relief by drinking plenty of water. Water and other fluid such as natural fruit juices re-hydrate the body. There are also sports drinks available which contain electrolytes that can treat headaches effectively. Read more
The word “cellulite” can make some women cringe and as a matter of fact, at least 80 percent of women have cellulite. Cellulite is basically fat stored under the surface of the skin. The connective tissue strands under the skin are responsible for holding fat and when these strands are not woven together tightly, the fat under the skin can bulge out between them and create ripples on the surface of the skin. Since women have thinner skin than men, the problem is more prevalent in women. Cellulite occurs due to many reasons with some of the common ones being diet, hormonal issues, genetics, toxins and lifestyle choices.
Cellulite tends to get worse with age and therefore it is essential to get rid of them as soon as they start to appear. There are a number of things that women can do to treat cellulite. Here’s a look at 5 simple and cheap cellulite treatments.
1. Dry Brushing
One of the simplest and cheapest ways to get rid of cellulite is dry brushing. This process, removes toxins from the upper layer of the skin, improves lymphatic damage and improves circulation of blood through the skin. Dry brushing with a body brush made of natural fibers can help get rid of cellulite in the thighs. Read more
Dark circles can be a part of the aging process or they can be hereditary. They can also be caused by stress and a number of other environmental factors. Regardless of the type of skin you have or the color of your skin, dark circles is a problem that can affect anyone. They are a common problem and they can actually make you look much older than you are. The skin around the eyes does not have oil glands and because the skin is very delicate around this area, it is important to give them extra care and attention. In this post, we will look at 10 effective tips for getting rid of dark circles.
1. Sleep well
Getting lots of sleep (at least 8 hours a day) will help you wake up fresh in the morning without circles under the eyes. Sleeping well also means less stress and less puffiness under the eyes.
2. Almond oil
Almond oil is beneficial for the delicate skin around the eyes. Using almond oil on the skin around the eye area can help fade dark circles.
Cucumber is an ingredient that has properties to lighten skin and therefore they can be used to get rid of under eye circles naturally. Keeping cool cucumber slices on the affected area for ten minutes twice daily can help fight the problem of dark circles. Read more