Friday, June 08, 2018

General Tips for Preventing Ingrown Toenails

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1. Keep toenails at a moderate length and trim them right across. Nails that are rounded have a higher chance of growing into the skin around the toes, creating problems.

  • Use toenail clippers or nail scissors to trim toenails. Ordinary nail clippers are small enough that they tend to leave sharp edges near the corner of the toenail.
  • Optimally, try to cut your toenails once every 2 -3 weeks. Unless your toenails grow extremely fast, cutting your toenails often won't give them a good chance to become ingrown.
2. Avoid getting pedicures while your ingrown toenails is still bothering you. Pedicures can aggravate the skin underneath the nail; pedicure instruments can be less than sanitary, worsening or causing an infection.

3. Make sure your shoes are the right size. Shoes that are too small and pressed on your toenails can easily cause them to become ingrown. Opt for roomier, bigger shoes instead of smaller, cozier size. Also try to wear open-toed shoes to prevent pressure on your toe. Since your toe should also be covered, use bandages or wear socks with sandals. Although this is unfashionable, it is better than having to get surgery.

4. Be on the lookout if you regularly get ingrown toenails. If you get an ingrown toenail once, you are likely to get it again, so take steps to prevent that from happening.

5. Apply antibiotic cream to your feet twice a day. After you get out of the shower in the morning, and once before going to bed, apply antibiotic cream to your entire foot, not just your toe. Antibiotic cream will help reduce the risk of infection, which can lead to complications and increased pain.

6. Soak your feet in warm, soapy water for 45 minutes. Put antibiotic ointment in the corner of your toe, by the ingrown toenail. Wrap a band-aid around the toe. Leave in place until the nail improves, then cut free.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Effective Homemade Beauty Tips for Fair Skin

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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.


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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.


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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.

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.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Learning How to Smile

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When you are building the habit of smiling, try doing it in different ways. One way that smiling is taught is through the "VOWEL METHOD".

Look at yourself in the mirror. Now with a smile, say the vowel -- A, E, I, O, U. You will notice that:

A -- comes a friendly, amused smile

E -- is the greeting smile

I -- is the laughing smile

O -- is the shy smile

U -- is the casual smile

We may feel we do not have a pleasant smile. That's not true. If it's a problem, practicing in private will help. A smile should come from within to make it warm and natural. Smile with your eyes, your eyebrows, with the corners of your mouth and with a cheerful cheeks. You will notice your smile will add joy and brightness to everybody. Smile to feel good. There is no gift you can give expensively as a heartfelt smile. Make everyday a happy day for yourself and others. SMILE!

I know there's one thing that could make me wear a grin... something I can find at :D

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Throwback Tuesday: Cheesy Bangus Spring Rolls: Perfect Lenten Season Recipe

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I so love spring rolls. Do you? Okay if that's a yes, then here's one easy perfect dish we can all together prepare for this coming Lenten Season courtesy of Sarap ng Buhay by Kraft Eden. They call it Cheesy Bangus Spring Rolls.

Click image to see the recipe of this oh so yummy treat.

I'm privileged to have been invited to joined Kraft Eden's biggest event last year - breaking the world record. By simply sharing one of the cheesy recipes I know, I became now part of that history. Isn't it great? Now I am more than enjoying the real benefit of that little effort I spent for them. Receiving seasonal and extra delicious recipes like this for free is more than just something. Thanks Kraft Eden!