Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Effective Homemade Beauty Tips for Fair Skin

BY Nancy G. Janiola IN No comments

When someone's skin complexion is pretty white and you can see the veins in his/her body, it is said that the person's skin is fair. Generally, there are many reasons for fairness of skin. Although it could be genetics, one can also become fairer by taking simple home remedies.

Honey

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Honey is one of the best methods of getting fair skin. Just get a teaspoon of honey and apply it on your face and massage gently in circular motion. You are supposed to do this at least twice a day: morning and before going to bed. After a couple of weeks you will notice that your skin has turned into lite golden complexion. please note that you should not use milk with honey as it is not advisable.

Lemon

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Lemon juice can work wonders on your skin. You can apply it anytime but do it as often as possible in a day for quicker results. Lemon might leave you pinching sensation for quite sometime but that's natural, so don't treat it as a side effect. Natural products except curd have no side effects if applied on skin. One lemon each time should be sufficient enough.

Milk and Saffron
If you don't mind spending little extra money for naturally making your face fairer, then nothing can be as best as milk and saffron. Take 250ml pf milk and apply some saffron in it and mix it properly. Now apply this mixture on your face evenly and leave it like that without any massage or circular movement. Alternatively, you can also drink the mixture for better results. Several results proved that milk and saffron brought next to pink complexion. It is advisable if you wish to turn your skin into baby pink.

Rose Water

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Rose water promises you a fair skin in very less time. Simply peel off rose petals and allow them to soak in water for a day. Now apply this water on face regularly. If possible, whenever yo wash your face, you can wash with rose water. Remember not to apply soap when you use rose water. There are many cases wherein people wash their face with rose water and got not just fair but close to pink complexion.

TRIVIA
There are over 100 species of rose.
For hundreds of years, the rose has been widely recognized as a symbol of love, sympathy or sorrow.
The rose is most commonly used as an ornamental plant grown in the garden for its beautiful flowers.
The rose can be used in perfumes. The nice scent of a rose comes from microscopic perfume glands on the petals. Sometimes rose petals are also dried and packed as commercial use as decoration or for scent.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Stay Healthy this Summer

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Summer means school vacations, trips out of town and all the iced desserts you can eat. But these hot months are also the season for health risks. Here’s what you need to know.

CHICKENPOX 
Chickepox is caused by the varicella virus and transmitted through airborne and direct contact. It starts with a moderate to a high-grade fever, followed by itchy, fluid-filled rashes that usually start from the trunk before spreading to other parts of the body.

Rx: Paracetamol for fever. Use Calamine lotion to relieve itchiness, and isolation for up to 5 days after the first onset of the rash.
Prevention: There are now vaccinations against chickenpox, the first doze given at 12 to 15 months of age.

DEHYDRATION
Loss of fluid due to excessive sweating, prolonged periods under the sun, fever, excessive urination, vomiting or diarrhea can lead to dehydration. Symptoms include a sticky or dry mouth, low or no urine output, no tears, sunken eyeballs, sunken fontanellas (the soft areas on infant’s head), and thirst (but refusing to drink).  
Rx: Hydrate with oral rehydrating solutions (ORS), given at small amounts at short intervals.
Prevention: Drink at least eight glasses of water a day, but increase your intake if you expect to be more active than usual, says Dr. Karen Gemma Alcid.

FOOD POISONING
Common causes include: viral bacteria from spoiled food, and toxic chemicals like pesticides. Symptoms vary; abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea are common. Fever chills and bloody stools may also occur.

Rx: It usually can be treated at home through increased fluid intake. Stomach friendly foods (rice, bread, clear soup Chicken) may be given in small amounts. Avoid fried or sugary foods. Most food poisonings do not require the use of anti-diarrheal medications but they are safe for adults if used as directed by a doctor. Prevention: When preparing food, prevent cross-contamination by making sure raw meat, poultry and seafood are kept away from other food. Food should be cooked properly at the appropriate temperature to kill harmful bacteria; refrigerate leftovers immediately, and reheat before serving. Fruits and vegetables should be washed and peeled before being eaten. Always wash your hands before and after handling food.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Exhaling the Stress Away

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When busy moms only have few minutes to spare to de-stress, breathing techniques can work magic. A stress reliever is not just an expensive getaway or a very long holiday. While these may work, there is a more accessible and easily doable way to follow every day. Different holistic practices like Yoga and Thai Chi bank on breathing techniques. Scientific studies even prove that correct breathing can help manage stress and stress-related conditions such as chest tightness, palpitations, muscle aches and twitches, as proper breathing signals “relax” the nervous system.
Breathe correctly.
As you breathe, the diaphragm contracts and then relaxes. This then signals the rest of the body to relax. To flex the diaphragm, you should let your lower abdominal participate in the process. Take note of your abdomen and check that it gently moves in and out as you breathe. If you see the pattern and ensure that your shoulders do not move up as you breathe, you are breathing correctly. Repeat as many times as you can until abdominal breathing feels almost normal.

Breathe some more and imagine.
Deep breathing is like imagining your navel reaching your spine. This is the peak of breathing relaxation and it takes practice of regular proper breathing to achieve this. Find a quiet place where you can sit comfortably in a proper posture. Imagine every tension slip away as you breathe gently through your nose. As you close your eyes to focus on your breathing, put your hand by your abdomen and feel the movement of your diaphragm. The key is to shift consciously from doing upper chest breathing to abdominal breathing. Imagine heaviness exhaled as air that makes you feel light enters your system. Say goodbye to stress in no time.

Source: Good Housekeeping Mag (March Edition)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

TaeBo Basic Bootcamp Floor and Kickboxing Moves

BY Nancy G. Janiola IN , 13 comments

Among Billy Blank’s intense workout programs, TaeBo Bootcamp (Basic Training) is what I found the most difficult. Unlike the other programs it took me weeks to correspond to some of its heart-pounding moves.

Below are screenshots I took out from the instructional video that I am using.

Stretching.
No matter what your size is if you’re new to this stretching move, you will really find it arduous just like the rest of Bootcamp moves. It takes time to get limber and do exactly as they do on the photo below.
Strength.
Pushups for me is the most agonizing move I can hardly cope up with up until now. Good thing there’s modified way to do it. See what Billy is doing below? At a series of 4 sets, I do half of it using my knees and half with both legs fully extended.
Kickboxing. I fell in love with this move the moment I learned how to carry it out the right way. It feels like I went through a martial arts class. :D
Glute muscles exercise.
Lower ab exercise.
This and more of glute muscles exercise is what I so badly need! I mean I spend pretty much of my time sitting, doing my online job and barely move around – causing a nasty build up on my lower belly. Grrr… I hate thinking about it that’s why instead of two; I try to do TaeBo at least 4-5 times a week.
It’s not easy to workout. Billy says it all the time. It takes mind and will to get you going. No wonder why a lot of people quit. But remember… there are no shortcuts to anything worth having. If you’re focused on what you’re trying to achieve, determination is the key so do it now and do it right!