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Solutions For Your Dark Elbows And Knees - How To Even Out Skin Tone

Written By Admin on Monday, July 21, 2014 | 7:41 PM

Do you have dark elbows and dark knees? Are these the reasons why you can't find pleasure in wearing stylish clothes? Do you always find yourself covering these areas up?
Dark elbows and knees can really put a damper tone one's self-esteem. But you can still solve dark skin problem. Just try the following effective solutions:
1. I suggest using a skin scrub made up of brown sugar, lemon juice and honey. Scrubbing your skin can help slough off dead skin cells. Dead skin cells tend to make the elbows and the knees rough and dark. This skin scrub can also help inhibit melanin production.
When you are exfoliating or scrubbing your skin, it is important to remember not to use it on dry skin. Always dampen your skin first. The best time to use your scrub is during your bath. Dampen your skin and apply the scrub before using your soap.
2. Try using pearl powder. This is a skin-whitening treatment often used by Chinese women in the past. Pearl powder can be used as a topical treatment. Mix a pinch of pearl powder with two to three tablespoons of almond oil. Rub it on your knees and on your elbows. Almond oil also helps because of its ability to hydrate the skin and inhibit melanin.
3. Try using glycolic acid. This can be taken from sugar cane juice. Glycolic acid has the ability to replace old and damaged skin. It can immediately push younger and whiter skin to the surface of the dermis. You can try mixing sugar cane juice with turmeric powder. Apply it on the affected areas of your skin.
4. Look for a whitening cream that contains Extrapone Nutgrass, Phytessence Wakame, Maracuja and Manuka Honey.
Extrapone Nutgrass is a reliable whitening agent. It can actually inhibit the production of melanin by up to 45% during the first two weeks of use. With continuous use, you can lighten your skin up to match the rest of your skin tone. This ingredient also has emollient properties that can completely hydrate the skin.
Phytessence Wakame is a kind of Japanese sea kelp that can prevent the loss of hyaluronic acid. This acid is needed to lubricate collagen fibers. Because it can hydrate skin tissues, it prevents damages from happening.
Maracuja is a Brazilian passion fruit. It has emollient properties that can mimic the moisture-retaining functions of the skin. Manuka honey is also a beneficial ingredient because of its ability to lessen the appearance of scars and lighten up skin tone. It can help make your skin brighter and more vibrant.

How to Get Rid of Eye Wrinkles Using the Best Eye Wrinkle Cream

Written By Admin on Sunday, July 20, 2014 | 1:25 PM

Your search is over and the answer about how to get rid of eye wrinkles is in this article. I will be explaining the benefits of what you should be looking for in the best eye wrinkle cream.
I know from experience there is nothing that makes you look and feel older in years than eye wrinkles and puffiness under the eyes.
As long as you are getting enough sleep and eating a healthy diet getting all the vitamins and mineral the skin needs, than memorizing the following list, for when making your next purchase of eye cream, you can say goodbye to your puffy eyes
Look for products that were formulated from natural ingredients and used in a combination of the following components. These components were selected especially to tackle the skin around the eyes. Such as:
  • Eyeliss that was formulated in Europe to reduce bags under the eyes. In a study of this product 65% of volunteers had a reduction of bags under their eyes in just 28 days. And 62% had a reduction in wrinkles around the eyes.

  • Halyoxl targets the build up of hemoglobin and other waste products that cause the dark circles and bags.

  • Cynergy TK has been proven in clinical studies to increase collagen and elastin that will slowly but surely eliminate your wrinkles.

  • Homeo Age is a Canadian algae that stimulates and rejuvenates skin cells at the molecular level.

  • Active Manuka Honey, Natural Vitamin E and others.
When using skin care products you want to know for certain that they are free of contaminants. Make sure the company you are buying from, tests the raw ingredients as well as the completed product for heavy metals and microbiological contamination. Check their websites under "Policy and Procedures" or "About Us".

Causes and Remedies For Eyelash Loss

Written By Admin on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | 1:38 PM

Eyelashes help frame the face so when women have the misfortune of thinning eyelashes and, in some cases, complete loss of the eyelashes, this can drastically change the way they look leading to self consciousness and loss of self esteem.
Eyelash loss is known to be caused by a number of different factors including; long-term use of cosmetics and makeup removers, thyroid conditions, mites, trauma, drug side effects and aging.
Cosmetics And Makeup Removers
One of the most common factors that can lead to eyelash loss is an allergic reaction to one of the ingredients in makeup, specifically mascara.. If this is the case changing to a hypoallergenic eye makeup product may solve the problem.
Waterproof mascara can also have an effect of eyelash loss caused by the difficulty of removing the mascara product resulting in the wearer rubbing and tugging on the lashes during eyelash cleaning. Solutions to this problem include changing to lighter mascara that is not waterproof and gentler cleaning.
Heavy coats of mascara left on overnight can also contribute to eyelash loss by weighing down delicate eyelashes and causing them to fall out. A lighter application of mascara will reduce this problem as well as avoiding rubbing of the eyes while the mascara is worn.

Thyroid Conditions
Thyroid disorders can effect general hair growth. Having a low function thyroid can cause eyelash hair loss. People who suffer from hypothyroidism (decreased function of the thyroid gland) can have an effect of causing small clumps of eyelashes to fall out. Once the thyroid condition has been medically treated (e.g. synthroid) the symptoms of eyelash loss will be reduced or eliminated.
Mites That Cause Eyelash Loss
Beds and other household furnishings are not the only places that mites live. Demodex folliculorum is a tiny mite that lives in human pores and hair follicles; often in the roots of eyelashes. Inflammation and infection often result when large numbers of these mites congregate in a single follicle. If too many mites have buried into the same follicle it can cause the eyelash to fall out. This condition should also be treated by a physician.
Trauma to the Eyelids and Eyelashes
Excessive rubbing and plucking of the eyelashes will eventually result in eyelash loss and can hinder the growth of new eyelashes. A well known compulsive disorder is Trichotillomania (TTM) that causes sufferers to compulsively pull out scalp, body, eyelash and eyebrow hair. Habit reversal training, coupled with appropriate medication, has been shown to be a successful solution to TTM. Habit Reversal Training is a form of therapy that doctors use to train the individual to learn to recognize habit impulses and be able to redirect them.
Drug Side Effects
Some prescription drugs will help solve ailments but can have a side effect that includes hair loss, specifically eyelash loss. Some well documented examples are:
Acitretin is a retinoid (i.e. Vitamin A) used for treatment of severe psoriasis and other skin disorders.
Soriatane is also used for severe psoriasis for women who are unresponsive to other therapies of this skin disorder condition.
Neotigason contains the active ingredient acitretin and is used to treat severe psoriasis and other severe disorders of the skin. Neotigason helps return the skin to normal where there is a problem with the normal development of the skin.
Aging and Eyelash Loss
Aging is one of the more common causes of eyelash loss. Hormonal changes in a woman's body beyond menopause can lead to a reduction in hair growth that includes eyelashes. HRT therapy can help slow down eyelash loss.
Talika Lipocils
The Talika Lipocils Eyelash Conditioning Gel can help make the most of eyelashes during any of the above conditions. The Talika product does not, however, solve any of the underlying medical conditions but makes the most of the eyelashes that are left and encourages new eyelash growth.
When used twice daily for 28 consecutive days Talika Lipocils makes the eyelashes fuller longer and darker.
A clinical study was conducted on a sample of women who applied the Lipocils eyelash gel daily for 3 weeks. After 3 weeks of application 88% of eyelashes had reached their maximum length whereas before treatment 24% of hairs had reached the maximum length. This study also demonstrated 63% of eyelashes increased in length by mm 0.5 to mm 2.5.
This product is made up of lecithin and 100% natural plant extracts.
Soy Lecithin - source of liposomes (liposomes stimulates eyelash growth)
Witch Hazel - anti-inflammatory, healing and softening effect
Allantoin - moisturizes the eyelash
Women desire full, long luminous eyelashes and with proven results by clinical studies, there are eyelash growth products that truly work.By

White Toenails Treatments and Prevention

Written By Admin on Monday, July 14, 2014 | 8:17 PM

Having white toenails is a sign of a toenail fungus infection in most cases. Fortunately there are remedies and preventative measures that you can take before the condition worsens.
Toenail fungus may start its development by a thickening of the infected nail. The nail may become foggy at this point and develop colored or discolored spots. Toenail fungus may be white, brown, black, yellow, and even green. At this point nails may become brittle and start flaking off. You may experience a slight pain in your toe as you apply pressure on it. You may also notice a little odor coming from the infected toenail.
Minimizing Risks Of Getting Toenail Fungus
It's important to realize that the most important step in curing your toenail fungus is to actually take preventative measures so you don't get it back. The significance of this step is often overlooked.
Toenail fungus infection risks can be reduced by taking several precautionary measures. Make sure that you always wear sandals around public pool areas, locker rooms, gyms, and any other moist public areas. Trimming your toenails should be done carefully. Make sure you do not trim the nail too far back otherwise you might cause minor cuts on the toe. Finally, always wear clean dry socks and dry shoes. Make sure your shoes do not fit too tightly.
There are many ineffective anti-fungal medications out there that do more harm to your body than good. Some prescription drugs can cause kidney and liver diseases. I urge you to not take these extreme drugs to cure your fungus. In most cases it really isn't worth the risks.
The best treatment that I found for my white toenails was first taking a warm shower. I did this so I could then easily file back my thick nail. This will increase absorption of the treatment. Make sure if you do this that you do not file the nail too much. After filing, I soaked my feet in beer for 30 minutes twice a day. Beer has anti fungal properties and you'll be surprised how good it works. After my beer treatment, I applied a natural topical treatment.
This treatment took about two weeks to start seeing noticeable results. I'm sure with a little perseverance and determination you'll cure your fungus as well.

Chronic Gas and Bloating - 3 Tips to End Chronic Gas & Bloating!

Written By Admin on Sunday, July 13, 2014 | 12:44 PM

Are you constantly suffering from chronic gas and bloating and curious why this is and how to fix it? Well today I'll describe 3 ways to reduce or eliminate chronic gas without seeing a doctor and best of all my final suggestion will help you to cure yourself of frequent gas and a host of other digestive problems you likely suffer from as well!
3 Tips to End Chronic Gas and Bloating
#1: Stop drinking with meals: You need at least 30 minutes before eating to stop drinking liquids in order for your body to be able to produce sufficient amounts of stomach acid to properly digest your foods. If this can't take place then you will find that you will suffer endlessly from digestive problems. As well drinking during or within 2 hours following a meal will also cause problems that will end up in gas, bloating and other digestive problems.
#2: Use Probiotics:
These beneficial bacteria will help your body to digest foods more effectively once they reach your colon and more importantly these bacteria are needed to break down the substances in foods that cause gas to begin with. You can actually add probiotics to beans with a little water for example and leave them overnight and by the next morning the component that causes gas in the bean will have been eliminated.
#3: Candida Cleanse: The most common cause of chronic digestive problems is a yeast known as Candida Albicans. This fungus grows in approximately 90% of the worlds population, generally if you have any health problems whatsoever or have ever had to use antibiotics you have a Candida problem. The symptoms caused by it are almost endless, however it is especially problematic when it comes to digestive problems, specifically those of gas and bloating. If you read the suggestion above regarding probiotics then you realize that these good bacteria actually help the digestive process and reduce symptoms like gas. Well when you have a Candida overgrowth your good bacteria are suppressed by this yeast, and until it is until control you will continue to have digestive problems.

10 Essential Foods For a Healthy Hair Program

Written By Admin on Friday, July 11, 2014 | 4:51 PM

We Are What We Eat - Don't Forget It
When it comes down to it, healthy hair isn't the result of what you put on it but rather of what you feed it with.
We all know lathering & rinsing a couple of times is the regular procedure for washing your hair but shampoo and conditioner alone won't give you the healthy hair you desire.
We are what we eat! Luxurious locks, bright, shiny hair doesn't come out of bottles. You will need to do more FOR your hair rather than TO your hair even when using the very best shampoos & conditioners that money can buy.
Your hair grows between 5 to 12 centimeters every month, and the very basis of all of our new skin; hair & nail growth starts with the nutrients we eat. Remember, We are what we eat; if you eat healthily, stronger and healthier cells will grow throughout your entire body, both internally & externally.
Miracles wont happen just because you start to look after yourself & control what you eat, for instance: if you were born with fine, thin hair, you'll never have thick voluminous locks, no matter what you eat, but a well-balanced diet that includes plenty of growth-promoting protein and iron should make a difference to the health & well being of your hair.
Don't get carried away & start looking for dietary supplements for your hair, often marketed to increase the growth rate or to thicken it up. They may just backfire & are likely to leave you disappointed.
You can find beauty supplements in most stores but try to get the nutrients from the foods you eat whenever possible, spend a little more time finding out what you need & read food labels & information a little more. A care point here; excess's of certain nutrient supplementation, such as vitamin A, has been linked to hair loss.
Healthy Eating & Quality Control Program for your beautiful hair.
1. Salmon: this high-quality protein source is filled with essential omega-3 fatty acids & Vitamin B-12 and iron. Fatty acids are needed to support scalp health. A deficiency here can result in a dry scalp, leading to dry hair, giving it a dull look. When it comes to foods that pack a beauty punch, it's hard to beat salmon. If you are vegetarian, try one or two tablespoons of ground flaxseed, included in your daily diet, for some plant-based omega-3 fats.
2. Spinach, broccoli and Swiss chard are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, which your body needs to produce sebum. This oily substance, secreted by your hair follicles, is the body's natural hair conditioner. Dark green vegetables also provide iron and calcium.
3. Beans & pulses are really good for your hair, as are legumes & with kidney beans and lentils, should be an important part of your hair-care diet. Not just providing plentiful protein to promote hair growth but ample iron, zinc, and biotin. While rare, biotin deficiencies can result in brittle hair. A recommended quantity of lentils etc is three or more cups of lentils or beans each week.
4. Nuts, in particular Brazil nuts are one of nature's best sources of selenium, an important mineral for the health of your scalp. Walnuts contain alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that may help condition your hair & are also a great source of zinc as are pecans, almonds & cashew nuts. A zinc deficiency can lead to hair shedding; just ensure nuts are a regular feature on your healthy hair program.
5. Make sure poultry appears in your program, chickens and turkeys provide high-quality protein, which will help improve the health of your hair. Without adequate protein or with low-quality protein, weak or brittle hair may be experienced whilst major deficiencies in protein may lead to loss of hair color. Poultry also provides iron, which has a high degree of bioavailability, which means your body should easily gain benefits.
6. Eggs: When it comes to healthy hair, it doesn't matter how you like your eggs, fried, boiled, scrambled or over easy. Whichever way they're served up, eggs are one of the best sources of protein around. In addition, they also contain vitamin B-12 & biotin, important beauty nutrients.
7. Get your teeth into hearty whole grains, including whole-wheat bread and fortified whole-grain breakfast cereals. Containing zinc, iron, and B vitamins for a hair-healthy program. A whole-grain snack makes a great filler when your energy levels are waning mid-afternoon, with an absolute age to go before dinner.
8. Oysters: better known for their reputation as an aphrodisiac, but they can certainly assist in promoting healthy hair, providing zinc, a powerful antioxidant. An acquired taste & pretty expensive I think, so if you are not ready for this just yet, an ample substitute yielding zinc, is readily available in beef or lamb, in addition to the whole grains & nuts already being consumed.
9. An important mineral for hair growth is calcium, readily available in low-fat dairy products like skimmed milk and yogurt, also containing whey & casein 2 other high quality protein sources. A pot of Yogurt or cottage cheese make great mini snacks; take one to work & try stirring in a couple of teaspoons of ground flaxseed or walnuts to further boost your omega-3 fatty acids and zinc intake to your healthy hair program.
10. To help promote a healthy scalp, carrots, containing vitamin A will also help to improve your vision so that you will take even more pleasure when you see the end results of your healthy hair program. Take a couple of carrots to work, eat them as a fill in snack, and use them grated or shredded on a salad. Remember, from a healthy scalp you will see a well-conditioned, shiny head of hair.
Thanks for looking this time. See you next time.  Sam Marriott

Natural Asthma Treatment - Sea Salt and Water

Written By Admin on Thursday, July 10, 2014 | 11:43 AM

One of the most powerful natural asthma treatment may be found in your own kitchen! Sea salt and water intake is a potent alternative for asthma therapy. The next time you have an asthma attack, try putting a pinch of sea salt under your tongue, and drink a large glass of water. If this does not work immediately, do not panic. Try another of salt with another glass of warm water.
Sea salt is a very powerful natural antihistamine. It can also be used in an inhaler, without the harmful side effects of most medical drugs. Taking a pinch of sea salt along with the water helps to break up the mucus plugs in the lungs, get rid of the sticky phlegm and stop that persistent dry cough that mostly accompanies asthma attacks. It is also a natural antiseptic that helps your body to fight off germs and bacteria and helps to keep your body's electrolytes in a healthy balance.
Many people are also unknowingly suffering from dehydration. In today's hectic lifestyle, many people are not drinking enough water. To make matters worse, they routinely drink coffee and tea in place of pure water. Drinks like coffee and tea are diuretics which make your body lose even more water. When you do not drink enough water to properly hydrate your body, your air passages tend to close in an attempt to keep water from escaping as vapor. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day to keep your body hydrated will address this problem.
Begin drinking half of your body weight every day in ounces of water (recommended at least 8 glasses of water a day) and take a little bit of natural sea salt along with the water. Allow your body to get accustomed to this routine by making sure that you do not drink a whole gallon of water in one sitting. Split up the drinking throughout the day so that your body is able to properly absorb the water and you do not flood your system all at one time. This will keep your body hydrated throughout the day, and ward off asthma attacks naturally.