Natural Remedies to Whiten Elbow

We get annoyed when we see that our elbow is dark. It is one of the part of the body that is difficult to whiten. There are natural ways to whiten the elbows and don’t spend a lot of money. It can be found in the kitchen or or can be bought in supermarkets. Here are the home remedies to lighten the elbow.

Baking soda – it has exfoliating and skin lightening properties that can help to whiten the elbow. Little by little, put a teaspoon of baking soda in a bowl of water, stir well until you get the desired amount of product. Apply the mixture directly to the elbow. Use the product like a mask, soak the product for ten to fifteen minutes then rinse. Do it twice a week. Avoid using baking soda on the face.

Oatmeal and yogurt – both has sodium qualities that add extra moisture to dry skin. Like baking soda these two ingredients are best used as a mask. Mix equal amount of oatmeal and yogurt, mix well and apply on the elbows. Soak for twenty minutes.

Citrus fruits – squeeze citrus fruits and extract its juice. Take a little citrus juice with a cotton ball or a clean cloth and apply directly to the elbow. This process can be done every day.

Aloe vera – according to study, aloe vera can whiten the skin. You can use gel or lotion with aloe vera. Do this twice daily.

Turmeric – it can help treat many skin conditions when used as a paste. Mix turmeric powder with water to make a paste and then apply to the elbow. Soak for ten minutes and then rinse.

Sugar scrub – besides moisturizing the elbows for softness, you can use a sugar scrub to exfoliate the skin and to remove dead skin cells and prevent its layer from thickening. This can be done once or twice a week.

If yo have a lot of time you can do this long term skin care also:

Cleanse and moisturize – wash the elbows every day every time you take bath and always follow with moisturizer. You can also apply a thicker moisturizing agent in addition to the daily body lotion.

Sunscreen – sunscreen helps to protect the skin. If the arms are exposed to the sun, sunscreen must be used everyday fifteen minutes before going out. It is advisable to use sunscreen with SPF 30.

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Wrinkle Prevention and Treatment

Wrinkles are the wrinkles seen on the forehead or between the eyes or on the side of crows feet. There are two types of wrinkles, dynamic and static.

  • Dynamic – wrinkles in motion
  • Static – forming wrinkles when aging

Steps to prevent accumulation of wrinkles:

Apply topical anti – oxidants on your skin – such as vitamin A, C and E

Use Alpha hydroxy acid peels – like folic acid and lactic acid

Laser – they target the collagen to produce more collagen remodeling and more collagen production. Laser can tighten the pores.

Botox injection – inject the toxin to the muscle, it will not go to the system only in the muscle and it will relax the muscle.

THERMALIFT – it breaks the collagen fibers and when it breaks it tightens up the skin

Ultrasound – it can also tighten the collagen, it will lift the face , it will make it more v like.

Apply sunblock with SPF 30 – It is better if there is physical sunscreen, it contains titanium and zinc oxide.

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Oatmeal: Health Benefits

Oats are usually eaten for breakfast, ingredients for making cakes ,cookies, bread smoothie and many others. It is gluten free so there are no side effects or allergic reactions when eating. It is one of the recommended foods by doctors, dietitians and nutritionist. Oats have many benefits when eaten daily.

Rapid weight loss – oats regulate the appetite and avoid excessive calorie intake, because it is almost sugar free and has enough calories. Eating oatmeal every day can help improve metabolism and speed up weight loss.

Rich in antioxidants – The antioxidants in oats are substances that prevent or slow down the destruction of cells in the body caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules produced by the body in reaction to pressures from the environment and other things.

Digestive problems – Due to the strong soluble fiber of oats, it can help regular bowel movement and prevent constipation. By eating oatmeal everyday the body can get the recommended daily fiber intake which is ideal for good digeston.

Lowers cholesterol – Due to its powerful beta glucan plus its linoleic acid helps to lower the level of triglycerides and bad cholesterol in the blood. These nutrients help to clean the stuck fats around the arteries and protect health to prevent serious diseases.

Risk of heart disease – Oats are rich in good healthy fats that help support the heart cells and circulatory system. The antioxidant that oatmeal has, is a defense to reduce the damage around the blood vessels caused by free radicals.

Full of energy – Oats are rich in carbohydrates, one of the nutrients that provide enough energy that the body needs.

Have a good sleep – Oats have melatonin, the sleep hormone that helps to sleep well. It also contains tryptophan, an amino acid that promotes quality sleep and supports a calming and relaxing effect.

Beautiful skin – Due to the abundant vitamins and unique properties of oatmeal, it is an effective treatment for inflammatory conditions such as irritation and eczema. The zinc properties of oatmeal, help to make the skin smooth and remove any toxins and harmful compounds that cause skin breakouts. Oats also shrink the pores which helps to prevent the prevent acne or pimples.

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Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits

Apple cider is not just for salad, seasoning for dishes ,sauces, dressings and marinades. It has many benefits to our health. What are the benefits of apple cider vinegar?

Facial cleanser – apple cider vinegar is an effective face cleanser that removes bacteria and dirt from the face. Mix one fourth cup of warm water and tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, wash your face with it. Apple cider can also be an astringent toner to tighten the skin and protect it against other skin impurities. Mix one part of apple cider vinegar and two parts of purified water. After using the facial wash apply the apple cider vinegar toner on the face, using cotton ball or pad. If the skin have pimples and age spots, pure apple cider vinegar can be directly applied using cotton swab.

Relieves sore throat – the antibacterial properties of apple cider vinegar are helpful in soothing sore throat caused by bacterial infections. Mix one or two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of warm water an a little salt .Gargle it for twenty to thirty minutes. Do this two to three times a day and you will feel relief.

Medicine for razor burns – itchy, redness, small red bumps ,rashes and burning sensation on the part of the body that has been shaved, these are the symptoms of of razor burns. To reduce the discomfort of razor burns and bumps, apply pure apple cider vinegar directly to the affected area or add it to a cold compress. This is a great help to reduces swelling, redness and itching. .Avoid shaving until the area are completely healed.

Lose weight – drinking apple cider vinegar is helpful in losing weight if it is done with exercise. The combination of apple cider vinegar and exercise is more effective than exercise alone.

Sunburn medicine – you can feel burning sensation if you use only apple cider vinegar for sunburn, mix it with water. Put equal parts of water and apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle and spray it on the affected area.. If there is no spray bottle , you can put the apple cider vinegar water mixture in a cup, wet a face towel , squeeze it and apply it on the affected area, or take a cold shower of water mixed with apple cider vinegar.

Helps kill bacteria – due to the antibacterial properties that apple cider vinegar has. It is effective in killing the bacteria that cause staph infection. It can also kill bacteria found in human feces and stomach.

Dandruff remover – mix half a cup of apple cider vinegar and one half cup of cold water , keep the mixture aside. Shampoo the hair and rinse well. Pour the apple cider vinegar mixture on the hair .Make sure to apply to the entire scalp, just leave it on and don’t rinse. Apply conditioner if needed. Apart from dandruff this mixture also removes oil and hair dirt, balances the Ph balance. The hair becomes shiny and smooth and the itching is reduced caused of dandruff. Stop using apple cider vinegar immediately if you experience itching, redness and stinging feeling.

Mix with bath water – apple cider vinegar effectively provides protection against infection, viruses, bacteria, fungi and other skin problems such as, small wounds, rashes eczema, and dry skin. This is because apple cider vinegar contains potent antibacterial compounds that help to experience a soothing effect after bath. Put one or two cups of apple cider vinegar in warm water. Soak for twenty to thirty minutes , then rinse with cold water to close the pores and get rid of the excess vinegar and its smell.

Effective against body odor – apple cider vinegar helps fight germs caused by body odor. Mix one part of apple cider vinegar and one part of water. Do not over use apple cider vinegar in the armpits , it can cause chemical burns and contact dermatitis.

Natural remedy for sinus infection – because of the thick mucus that builds up in the hollow cavities between the cheekbones, forehead and eyes, there is a blockage in the nose. This is the cause of acute sinusitis that can last up to four weeks. Apple cider vinegar has vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and malic acids that target mucus and nasal congestion. Take one to two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar everyday until the airways relax and the infection disappears.

Heartburn relief – there is a theory that people with heartburn and reflux acid are deficient in stomach acid. Drinking apple cider vinegar can help to increase the acidity in the stomach.

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Eyebags: Causes and Treatment

Many people look tire, older and unhealthy due to having eyebags. There are many reasons why eyebags develop, but there are also natural ways to reduce and eliminate them. What causes dark circles or eyebags?

Fatigue – feeling very tired and lack of energy

Oversleeping – Long sleeping

Sleep deprivation – Fatigue and sleepiness during the day

Age – with aging, the skin thins and loses fats and collagen that are needed to maintain the elasticity of the skin.

Eyes strain – staring at tv and computer screens for long hours can cause strain on the eyes which can cause the blood vessels around the eyes to enlarge and darken the skin.

Dehydration – when the body doesn’t get amount of water, the skin around the eyes starts to darken.

Allergies – allergic reactions and eye dryness can trigger dark circles.

Sun overexposure – overexposure to the sun particularly for your eyes can cause pigmentation in the surrounding skin to darken.

Genetics – it can be an inherited trait seen early in childhood and may worsen as you age.

Here are natural ways to get rid of dark circles in the eyes:

Potato – potato has anti- inflammatory properties, natural whitening components, vitamin A and C that can remove dark circles. It gently moisturize the eye area and reduce inflammation. Cut four to six inch thick slices of potato, enough size to cover the area. Lie down and put the sliced potato on both eyes, leave it for ten minutes. Repeat this process with the remaining potato slices until the swelling of the eyes is reduced and then wash it . Squeeze potato juice can also be used, put under the eyes for ten minutes Do this remedy every day for two weeks to see the effective results.

Cold compress – cold compress can help reduce inflammation, remove dark circles, and puffiness of the eyes. Put some ice cubes on a clean cloth and place it on the affected area. You can also wet the cloth with cold water and place it under the eyes for twenty minutes. Repeat this process if the coldness of the cloth is gone or if the ice has melted. Another alternative is the chilled spoons. Wet two spoons, put them in the freezer for at least fifteen minutes. Take the spoons and put them on the eyebags, remove them when the cold is gone. Refrigerated eye cream can also be used for the same cooling effect.

Almond oil -almond oil is rich in protein, iron and fiber, which is beneficial to eliminate puffiness of the eyes. It can also removes dead skin cells, reduce wrinkles, and has a healthy and good overall effect on the skin. Before going to bed, put two to three drops of almond oil under the eyes and massage gently. Do this every day for one week and you will see the result.

Tea compress – tea contains caffeine and antioxidants that help reduce inflammation and a great remedy for dark circles. Soak two tea bags in hot water for five minutes. Cool the tea bags for fifteen to twenty minutes in the refrigerator. And when its cold , place the tea bags on the eyes for ten to fifteen minutes , then rinse with cold water. Do this every day for one week.

Tomato juice – tomatoes have lycopene content that strengthens capillary walls. It also has vitamin A, that regenerates damaged skin, vitamin B, for renewing the skin , and vitamin c , that stimulates cellular metabolism. Apply the tomato juice on the affected area , and leave for ten minutes. Then wash the face with cold water. Do this every day for two weeks.

Lemon juice – lemon juice contains a large amount of vitamin c and also has anti- inflammatory properties that can remove all toxins from tired and puffy eyes. Mix lemon juice with fresh tomato juice ,soak a cotton ball in the mixture, and place it on the affected area for ten minutes. Then wash it with cold water .

Cucumber compress – cucumber is a natural and effective remedy to eliminate the inflammation of the eyes. It ha an anti – inflammatory properties and has a cooling effect that works perfectly on the delicate skin around the eyes. Cut the cucumber into half an inch and put it in refrigerator for thirty minutes. Take the cooled cucumber and put it on the eyes for ten to fifteen minutes, then wash the face with cold water. Do this every day for a week for better results.

Baking soda -baking soda has a natural exfoliant that gives glow to the skin under the eyes. Mix baking soda with water and soak some cotton pads. Remove the excess water and put the pads on the eyes and leave it for ten to fifteen minutes, then remove the pads and rinse the face with cold water.

Milk and bread mask – milk moisturizes and tones up the skin. It has vitamin A and B6 which are very important for maintaining a good appearance, because they generate new cells, while the bread contains yeast that rich in vitamin D which soothes the skin. Mix white bread and milk to make a paste, apply the mask on the effected area. Make sure the layers are not too thick, leave it for ten to fifteen minutes, then remove . do it regularly.

Aloe vera gel – it has vitamin E and antioxidants that can reduce inflammation under the eyes. Applying aloe vera gel under the eye s can lead to increased circulation that helps flush out fluids that are trapped under the eyes. Reduce inflammation and help look awake and refreshed.

Rose water – it is rich in vitamins A,C and flavonoids, a natural astringent with anti- inflammatory and anti- bacterial properties. It will help in moisturizing the skin and has a whitening and rejuvenating effect. Wet two cotton pads with rose water and place under the eyes, and leave for fifteen minutes. Repeat this every morning and night for better results. You can buy rose water at any drugstores and pharmacies.


Things Not To Do When You Have Blackheads

If there’s something to do when you have blackheads. Do you know that there’s also something you shouldn’t do when you have black heads.

Don’t touch – The bacteria on your fingers can be transferred and make it worse.

Do not squeeze the black heads – may become infected and swollen.

Don’t strain to get out – may leave wounds and scars

Avoid using products with oil and alcohol content – it irritates the skin, avoid hot surroundings.

Do not steam bath or steam bath the face – it is said that the pores of the skin open when steaming . Other people who tried it made their skin problems worse.

Avoid using hydrogen peroxide – This product is strong when used on the face, especially if the skin is sensitive.

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Natural Remedies to Remove Blackheads

Blackheads appear when there is a blockage in the opening of the hair follicles of the skin. Each follicle has one hair and a sebaceous gland that produces sebum. The dirt and oil that accumulates in the opening of the skin follicle become small lumps. It turns black and becomes blackheads or oxidized melanin when the skin opens up in the small bumps and exposed to the air. Here are some natural remedies to remove blackheads.

Sugar oil mask – Sugar is not only used in food, it can also be used to smooth the skin. Sugar is a natural exfoliator to prevent blackheads. Mix one cup of white sugar with three teaspoons of natural oil, such as almond oil or jojoba oil. Apply sugar oil mask on the face, leave it on for fifteen minutes. Do it once a week if the skin is dry and twice a week if the skin is oily.

Exfoliate with lemon and honey – Lemon has vitamin c and high Ph levels, which reduces oil on the skin and inflammation. Honey has antibacterial and antiseptic abilities that help when the skin is oily and has acne. In a small cup mix two spoons of lemon and one spoon of brown sugar , mix well and apply on the face in a circular motion. Massage the face for up to five minutes before washing with water. Apply a moisturizer afterwards, because the skin has a tendency to dry out especially if it is sensitive.

Oatmeal scrub – Oatmeal scrub helps to remove dead skin cells that can clog pores and cause blackheads. Oatmeal has exfoliating soothing properties that help reduce skin inflammation. In a cup mix two tablespoons of oatmeal, one teaspoon of olive oil, and three tablespoons of organic yogurt. Wash to clean the face, while the face is still damp, apply the oatmeal scrub , leave it for fifteen minutes before washing off. Do this once a week if the skin is dry and twice a week if the skin is oily.

Apply tea tree oil – Tea tree oil is rich in antibacterial and anti- inflammatory properties that are good for topical application on the skin. You can apply tea tree oil directly to the blackheads or add one to two drops of natural oils like olive oil or almond oil. Apply directly to the blackheads.

Coconut oil – The fatty acids of coconut oil help to kill the bacteria that cause acne. According to studies, coconut is an effective moisturizer and helps in healing. Apply coconut oil directly to the skin or affected area.

Milk and Honey pore strips – Mix a spoonful of whole milk with a spoonful of pure and organic honey. Microwave for ten seconds , let it cool. Apply mixture to the affected area. Apply a clean cotton strip, let the mixture dry and stick to the cotton strip. After fifteen minutes, gradually remove the cotton strip. Wash and apply moisturizer.

Green tea and aloe vera mask – Remove the dry green tea leaves from the tea bag. Mix a teaspoon of dry green tea leaves with a teaspoon of warm water , put aloe vera gel to make a face mask. Massage the mixture on the affected area for three minutes, leave it on for ten to twenty minutes. Then wash and apply moisturizer. Do this treatment two to three times a week .

Cleanse every day – Clean skin is a defense so that, dirt sweat, and other impurities don’t clog pores. Correct facial cleansing is a big help to avoid blackheads and infections. Wash your hands to remove bacteria. Remove make up with wipes or make up remover. Apply a mild cleanser on the face and massage in a circular motion for one minute. Focus on the forehead, nose and chin because, these are the areas that are oily. Wash with warm water, wipe the face with a soft towel. Apply cream or gel that suitable for the skin type, do this twice daily.

This remedy is effective for most but not for some because we have different type of skin.

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Natural Hair Care Method

We consider our hair to be our crowning glory, because it helps a lot in beautification. it is said one of the fastest growing tissues in our body. Apart from helping to protect our scalp, it also provides body heat. Don’t abuse the hair because it might get sulky. Here are some natural hair care technics to make the hair looks fantastic.

Pumpkin hair mask for dry hair – all you need is a cup of pumpkin and milk. Boil the pumpkin until it softens. Put the pumpkin in a bowl then mash it. Grind the pumpkin well ant then mix it with milk. Apply it to dry hair and soak for ten minutes, then rinse with water.

Milk has lactic acid , the purpose of lactic acid is to exfoliate the scalp, and when the scalp is exfoliated, the dead skin disappears. The role of pumpkin that is very rich in vitamin A, C , and E . The nourishments that pumpkin can provide will penetrate the hair growths .

For Damage hair – we need rice, just boil the rice until water becomes cloudy. Strain and massage the rice water on wet hair and scalp for two minutes then rinse.

Rice water is very effective because it is rich in carbohydrates. And because it is rich in carbohydrates, it revitalized hair and scalp instantly. And the PH content of rice water is acidic which is also good for the hair.

Brown sugar mask for oily hair – simply mix four tablespoons of brown sugar with two tablespoons of conditioner until it dissolves. Rub the mixture on the scalp, then rinse after five minutes. It can be done once a week to attain the full effect of the treatment.

If the hair is oily, it is more prone to bacterial infections, and because the hair is sticky, any thing sticks to the hair that can cause dandruff. Brown sugar rich in vitamin b and also good at blocking ultraviolet rays.

Okra hair conditioner – just boil the sliced okra in a little water. After the juice comes out, let it cool and leave overnight to thicken. After shampooing the hair, it will serve as an alternative conditioner to soften the hair.

Okra is rich in vitamins and other nutrients like flavonoids , that also make hair beautiful. Okra has mucilage that makes the okra very thick, vicious and very slimy. That slime is quite acidic, which is good for the hair. And it is rich in carbohydrates , it revitalizes and revive the hair instantly.

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Fantastic Cucumber

Each slice is packed with nutrients, can be eaten in a variety of ways , and can solve many other problems. Cucumber is known to remove puffiness from our eyes, but did you know that cucumber has more secrets for us to have a stress free and happy life.

Cucumber is rich in fiber, vitamin b, phytochemicals ,carbohydrates and electrolytes. Due to the phytochemicals contained in cucumber, the collagen content of our skin will tighten up and reduce skin wrinkles. It is also rich in various vitamins, it is also an energy supplement. Cucumber can be used especially, if it is made into juice by people who are sleepy at work. Cucumber provides very high vitamin b complex and it contains complex carbohydrates , compared to the sugar we get from coffee alone.

Did you know that cucumber can solved problems like bad breath? Because of foods with strong smells, bad breath becomes a problem to others. The phytochemicals of cucumber have natural antibiotic and antiseptic properties that can kill the germs that cause bad breath in humans.

Cucumber is not only rich in fiber that releases toxins from the body. It also relieves headaches due to stress, instead of taking pain reliever, just eat cucumber. Many people become addicted to pain relievers, if they have migraines, same goes for tension headaches and hang overs. The electrolytes contained in cucumber, especially its juice, help a lot.


Tomato makes your skin young and smooth.

Everything will be done to achieve a beautiful and smooth skin. Don’t be discouraged because the key to a smooth complexion is none other than tomato. Tomato is a well known ingredient and delicious. It is also rich in vitamins and nutrients that fight cancer and diabetes. But more than the health benefits, it is also good for having a porcelain complexion. If you have a problem with your skin, tomato can solve that.

Tomato and sugar scrub – can be effective for dark spots and pimple marks. The antioxidant lycopene present in tomatoes exfoliates the skin while sugar removes dead skin cells. Just slice the tomato in the middle , dip it in sugar, then scrub the skin in a circular motion. Scrub it on to the skin for ten minutes before rinsing. Do this once a day until the scars gradually fade.

Tomato and lemon face mask – Tomatoes are rich in vitamin c, B and E, while lemon has citric acid. The combined extract of tomato and lemon is effective for skin lightening. Just cut the tomato into small pieces then crush it finely, when its juiced, squeeze lemon then stir. Apply the mixture on the face for fifteen minutes and then rinse. Do this twice a week to improve skin tone.

Tomato and cucumber solution – the combined cooling properties of tomato and cucumber help to prevent skin wrinkles. The high vitamin c content of tomato removes oil from the skin that turns into pimples. Just cut the tomato and cucumber into small pieces, grind it well and then squeeze it, strain the juice. With a cotton ball apply it on the face in a circular motion, no need to rinse so that the skin can absorb the nutrients. To maintain young looking skin use tomato and cucumber solution twice daily.