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The primary reason for making your own soap is surely the fact that it doesn't contain the synthetic ingredients (including foaming agents and many other chemicals) that most soaps on the market have. The skin absorbs everything that’s put on it, whether it’s natural or toxic. Every day it is already facing pollution found in the air, so why would you make it go through more damage when you are showering as well?
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory condition of the colon or parts of the colon. In left-sided ulcerative colitis, as the name suggests, the inflammation...
Cold sores are unsightly, often painful blisters that appear in and around the mouth. They are caused by a contagious virus called herpes simplex type 1 (HSV-1). Even though there are no treatments to cure the infection, there are home remedies you can try as well as over-the-counter medications which calm the symptoms. Home remedies include ice, lemon balm, tea tree oil, tea bags, salt and using sunscreen regularly.
Tanned skin is an issue many of us face when we are exposed to the sun. Suntanned, and even sunburnt skin, can be dealt with at home using natural remedies like lemon, yogurt, tomatoes, aloe vera, papaya, sandalwood, milk, and green tea. These natural remedies are safer alternatives to store-bought products that remove tan because store-bought products are usually made using a number of chemicals which may be harmful to the skin.
Most of us never leave the house without some makeup on. Makeup is a great way to accentuate your features and play around with...
Vitamin C serums are believed to reverse the signs of aging, reduce hyperpigmentation, and fight sun damage. If you'd like to make your own, you need vitamin C powder and filtered water. Add aloe vera gel to heal damaged skin. Use jojoba oil if you'd have extremely dry skin. Stick with glycerin for a basic serum. Ensure that the pH of your serum is at 3.5 and store it in the refrigerator.
Spending way too much on beauty products with harmful chemicals? Worry no more. Try homemade coconut-oil-based cosmetic products for soft skin. To prepare a coconut oil body butter, mix 1 cup solid coconut oil with 1 tsp vitamin E oil and a few drops of any essential oil thoroughly till you get a fluffy mixture. Apply the mix twice daily for hydrated, soft skin.
There are several natural ways to fight cavities. Coconut oil can be used in a process called oil pulling to pull out bacteria. Clove oil is popular as an antibacterial and a painkiller. Aloe vera and turmeric can be effective as mouthwashes. Tea is also great for maintaining dental health. To prevent tooth decay, avoid sugary foods, carbonated soft drinks, and refined carbohydrates.
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Love that clean-shaven look? Be warned about barber's itch. Marked by the appearance of multiple red and skin-colored bumps on bearded areas of the face, this condition is caused by the ingrowth of facial hair due to frequent shaving. Avoid shaving close to the skin and shave in the direction of hair growth. You could also try home remedies like a cold compress, tea tree oil, aloe vera gel, and apple cider vinegar.
If dark inner thighs are embarrassing, lighten them with home remedies. Apply lemon juice, aloe vera, gel, and plain yogurt every day for effective results. Mix coconut oil and lemon juice and apply it to the affected areas. Turmeric powder with milk cream or dried orange peel and honey can help, too. A water-baking soda paste can lighten dark inner thighs as well.
Face masks can really add to a cleansing-toning-moisturizing ritual. And, DIY options are fun to make. Combine clay and jojoba oil for an acne-busting face pack. Yogurt and prickly pear together improve the moisture, brightness, and elasticity of skin. Turmeric, yogurt, and honey fight blemishes, pathogen infections, sunburns and wrinkle formation. They also regulate skin's pH levels. Lastly, combine aloe vera with yogurt and honey for an anti inflammatory and moisturizing face pack.
Hives, or urticaria, is a skin disorder that causes red spots or rashes on the skin. Allergies, drugs, parasites, insect bites, and sun damage are some causes of hives. Treat hives at home with natural ingredients. Oats and apple cider vinegar relieve the symptoms of hives. Aloe vera and baking soda reduce inflammation. Licorice root has anti-allergic properties. Although hives last only for about 24 hours, if symptoms persist, do consult a medical professional.
Sunburns are painful but ease them with cold compresses. Drink lots of water and fluids and turn down the temperature in your surroundings. Cool the affected areas with a hydrocortisone cream or aloe vera gel. Place tea bags soaked in cold water on your eyes to heal the sunburn around the eyes. You can also apply cornstarch-water paste, lettuce water, yogurt, or white vinegar to soothe sunburns.
There is no known cause for this condition. However, there are ways to manage the pain and discomfort. Dietary changes are important. Add more foods like olive oil, olives, seeds, tea and red wine. Protein sources are also beneficial. You can also try exercises and other methods like bladder training. Try to avoid bladder irritants like caffeine and alcohol.