Alternative treatments for arthritic conditions
September 30, 2013 – 4:31 am | No Comment
Alternative therapies for arthritic conditions are inclusive of treatments like acupuncture or magnets, chondrotin or glucosamine. People having arthritis usually suffer with conditions like stress, stiffness, pain, and depression. So it is imperative that there are alternative treatments for arthritis, which will help patients cope with this in a better way and in a healthier manner. If you do not  [...]

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Can Glycolic Acid Peel Be Made at Home?
December 19, 2011 – 10:28 pm | No Comment
Can Glycolic Acid Peel Be Made at Home?
Glycolic acid belongs to the family of AHA or alpha hydroxyl group of acids. This AHA type can be derived from several food items including fruits. One of the most potent sources of glycolic acid is sugarcane. Glycolic acid possesses smallest molecules among all AHAs, as a result of which it can penetrate out skin more efficiently. Glycolic acid in its pure form is extremely strong and is mainly meant for industrial use during procedures like rust removal. Skin care procedures like glycolic peel treatments are usually done using 20% solution of glycolic acid, which is gradually increased to 70% solution depending on the need of the patient. Getting glycolic peels done by a professional will require you to pay a hefty price. If you are not ready to spend so much money for skin treatment but require one badly for removing the ugly pimple scars from your face, you can try out the homemade glycolic acid peels. You can prepare the homemade version spending only a fraction of the amount you would  [...]


Essential Oil Based Recipes for Hair Growth
December 13, 2011 – 11:19 pm | No Comment
Essential Oil Based Recipes for Hair Growth
We may suffer from hair loss due to several reasons. The most common one among them are: lack of proper nutrition, hormonal imbalances, intake of certain medicines, too much use of chemical based hair products and dandruff. There are certain essential oils that help in reducing hair fall and promoting growth of new hair. This article will inform you about effective essential oil based recipes for hair growth. The essential oil known for being most beneficial in promoting hair growth is the oil extracted from sage. This essential oil other than correcting hair related issues is also known for being an excellent remedy for conditions like digestive disorders, pimples and wrinkles. Hair Growth Recipe 1: This recipe includes use of sage oil along with apple cider vinegar. To prepare the phpaide.com mix, blend 4 ounce apple cider vinegar and 4 ounce water. Now, add 10 drops sage oil to it. Apply this mix all over your scalp and hair. Cover your hair using a clean towel. Stay like this for a  [...]


Tips for Preventing Chickenpox Scars
December 1, 2011 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Tips for Preventing Chickenpox Scars
Chickenpox is a viral disease, which mainly affects children. The disease is not known to cause any serious health hazard and children recover from it without experiencing any harmful aftereffect. The only problem with chicken pox is the scars caused by it; the chickenpox scars, once occurred usually last for the rest of the patient’s life. However, prevention of these scars is possible. Below, we have provided some useful tips for preventing chickenpox scars. The first thing you should do for preventing chickenpox scars is avoiding scratching the sores appearing on your body. If you scratch them, they can get infected and result in formation of small and round scars on your skin. A patient suffering from chickenpox must ensure that his skin is clean. If you have clean skin, the chances of having infections in the chickenpox sores will be much less. If you can successfully avoid the occurrence of infection, you will experience must lesser bouts of itching. This will in turn reduce the  [...]


Steps of a Face Lift Massage
November 30, 2011 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Steps of a Face Lift Massage
Face lift massage when done in the right way helps in releasing the tension from our facial muscles. Tension in facial muscles is the main contributing factor to skin problems like appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin. Below, we have discussed some effective facelift massage techniques. Look upward stretching your neck. Now, using back of the hands make sweeping motions in the upward direction (begin from the neck’s bottom and move towards the top) all over your neck. This movement must be continued for around 30 seconds. This massage is done for toning the skin on our neck and promoting flow of blood to our face. The first step of this massage involves placing the index and middle fingers on your jawbone. The fingertips must be placed near your mouth and tops of fingers should be placed close to the upper part of your ears. Now, make a sweeping movement along your jaw line, beginning from the chin towards the ears. Hold your skin in the joint and count 10. This technique should  [...]


Recipe of Coffee Cocoa Face Pack
November 25, 2011 – 12:46 am | No Comment
Recipe of Coffee Cocoa Face Pack
There are many food items that can be extremely effective in treating skin problems. Two such ingredients are cocoa and coffee. The names of these two ingredients itself enough to allure our taste buds, but they also come with some benefits for our skin. Cocoa is filled with beneficial antioxidants whereas coffee acts as a gentle astringent. These properties make the two ingredients extremely suitable for people with normal-oily skin. Apply a pack prepared with these two ingredients onto your skin and see your skin glow like never before. 1) The ingredients that you will need to prepare the coffee cocoa face pack are: 4 to 5 tablespoon organic coffee (choose the whole bean variety), a small bowl, a coffee grinder, 4 tablespoon cocoa butter, a mild cleanser and ½ cup of organic cream. 2) Make sure that the coffee you sue is absolutely fresh; fresh coffee is filled with natural oils and helps in cleaning the skin pores from within. Put the coffee beans into the coffee grinder and prepare  [...]


Treating Open Pores at Home
November 19, 2011 – 2:32 am | No Comment
Treating Open Pores at Home
The primary cause of pimples and blackheads is lodging of bacteria and dirt inside pores of our skin. Individuals with large or open pores are more susceptible towards developing pimples and blackheads as open pores allow more impurities to get trapped in them. Proper skin care at home can help in closing the open pores; below we have discussed three of the most useful ways of treating open pores at home. Massage your skin: Massage works by loosening up the blockages of our skin and also improves circulation, as a result of which the exposed and open skin pores get closed. Our facial skin can be massaged with any non-comedogenic oil like castor oil or olive oil or water. When using oil for the massage, the massage should be continued for 5 to 6 minutes. The massage should then be followed by steaming the skin so that the oil gets released. Releasing of the oil will result in cleansing of the pores and the pores will also become smaller. For steaming, place your face 12inches above a bowl  [...]


Natural Moisturizers for Pimple Prone Skin
November 11, 2011 – 1:42 am | No Comment
Natural Moisturizers for Pimple Prone Skin
Finding out the right moisturizer for pimple prone skin is extremely difficult. Most moisturizers available in the market contain too much oily substances, which end up making our skin more oily aggravating the pimples in the process. So, for people with pimple prone skin the best option is used moisturizers made using natural ingredients. Below we have discussed about some of the most effective options. Lavender oil: Lavender oil inspite of being oil possesses the ability of warding off pimples. Lavender oil boasts antifungal and antibacterial properties, which not only make it an extremely effective skin moisturizing agent, but also a useful remedy for the pimple causing bacteria. For using lavender oil as moisturizer, add 3 to 4 drops of the oil to 1 tablespoon jojoba oil and apply it onto your face in the same way as you apply regular moisturizers. Grapeseed oil: Grapeseed oil is another essential oil well-tolerated by pimple prone skin. Washing the face using with oil mix containing  [...]


Overview of Skin Exfoliation
November 3, 2011 – 9:40 pm | No Comment
Overview of Skin Exfoliation
Exfoliation is basically the removal of dead skin cells from the outermost layer. The two major forms of this beauty regimen are mechanical and chemical exfoliation. In the primary form, the deposits of dead skin cells are physically removed with a help of body scrub comprising of sugar cubes, coffee grounds or salt. In chemical exfoliation, enzymes and chemicals such as alphahydroxy acis, betahydroxyacids and more can be used for the same. These kind of chemical based scrubs efficiently hold the dead skin cells together and allow them to slough away easily. These kind of scrubs can be gentle, moderate and intense in severity depending on the skin type. Today, this procedure is popularly conducted before facial or other body treatments so as to make the penetration of facial products easy. Once the process is concluded, skin becomes more vivid, soft and smooth than the previous layer of the skin. This cleansing procedure is however not recommended for people with ultra sensitive skin or  [...]