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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Removing Facial Hair at Home: Tips for Women
October 20, 2011 – 2:25 am | No Comment
Removing Facial Hair at Home: Tips for Women
Women often develop facial hair due to occurrence of a medical condition called hirsutism. Hirsutism is primarily seen among the female population of Middle East, South Asia and Mediterranean Sea region. Hirsutism might also be a sign of certain medical condition. Below we have described the different procedures of removing facial hair sitting at the comfort of your own home: The easiest way of removing the unwanted facial hair is by using a clean and sharp razor. The process of shaving might be followed by mild irritation on the skin; applying 1% hydrocortisone cream on the affected region will rid you from the irritation triggered by shaving. You can also use tweezers with tight and sealed grips for plucking the unwanted hair out. Before starting the plucking procedure, heat the face using a hot and moist towel or by putting the face over a pot having steaming water in it. Heating the face will open up the pores and the hair will come out much easily, without causing much pain upon tweezing.  [...]


What Are the Uses of Oxsoralen?
October 18, 2011 – 12:58 am | No Comment
What Are the Uses of Oxsoralen?
Oxsoralen is used as a topical repigmenting agent for vitiligo. This medication is generally given with the combination of ultraviolet A or sunlight. It may be used for any other condition as prescribed by your health care provider.  This medication works with light therapy. It increases the sensitivity of the skin to ultraviolet radiations. The increased sensitivity of the skin to ultraviolet radiations damages the skin. These damaged skins have slow rate of cell growth.  This reduced rate of cell growth helps in the treatment of several skin conditions.  This medication is categorized under pregnancy category C by FDA. If this medication can actually do any harm to the fetus or not is not known. You must have a consultation with your health care provider before administering this medication. It is also not well known whether this medication can be absorbed or excreted through breast milk or not. You must take precautions while taking this medication if you are a nursing mother. Children  [...]


Tips for Building Skin Collagen
October 12, 2011 – 1:02 am | No Comment
Tips for Building Skin Collagen
We are aware of the fact that skin is the largest organ of our body; this fact itself reveals the importance of skin. The skin looks young and glowing when the elasticity of the skin is maintained. The factor responsible for making our skin elastic is collagen; it is a protein found within our skin. Collagen not only provides elasticity to our skin, but it also strengthens our skin, which prevents and delay skin aging and wrinkling. As we become old, the collagen levels in our body start decreasing naturally, making our skin susceptible towards developing wrinkles and other signs of aging. In this article, we have offered some effective tips for building skin collagen. Consuming a healthy diet can promote collagen production. The food items that are known to boost production of collagen effectively include: soy milk, dark and green vegetables like kale and spinach, vitamin C rich foods like citrus fruits, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes etc and food items rich in omega 3 fatty acids like  [...]


Making Papaya Skin Mask at Home
September 26, 2011 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Making Papaya Skin Mask at Home
Papaya is used for skin treatments since ancient times. The natural agents found in this fruit are extremely beneficial for our skin. Papaya contains healing enzymes that can successfully treat irritated or sunburned skin. Applying papaya on the skin regularly, on the other hand, will help you in fighting the free radicals responsible for skin aging. Below we have presented the recipe of a homemade skin mask using papaya. Step 1: First, take a ripe, but firm papaya and peel it. Now, remove its seeds and cut the fruit into short and slender pieces. Step 2: Place the pieces of papaya into the blender; run the blender until you have a smooth and soft paste. You should not add any other ingredient into the blender including water while preparing the papaya paste. Step 3: Use this pure papaya paste as a face mask for getting a refreshing and soothing effect. For best effects apply the papaya paste onto your face right after making the paste. Avoid putting the paste around the eyes. As papaya  [...]


Tips for Using Lemon Juice for Removing Freckles
September 8, 2011 – 2:36 am | No Comment
Freckles are flat and dark skin spots found particularly in people having blond or red hair and fair skin. These spots are found mostly in the skin areas that stay exposed to sunrays. The most effective way of preventing occurrence of freckles is applying a sunscreen having SPF (sun-protective factor) 30 on your exposed skin before going out in the sun. One should also wear sunglasses, hats etc when under sunlight. However, these things only help in preventing the occurrence of freckles; if you have already developed freckles on your skin, you should look for natural agents for removing them. This will ensure that you don’t suffer from any side effect after removing the freckles. One of the most effective natural ingredients used as a remedy of freckles is lemon juice. However, lemon juice cannot remove them completely; it can only fade the freckles and make them less visible. Procedure 1 of using lemon juice as remedy for freckles: Wash the hands well using warm water and soap before  [...]


Removing Freckles Naturally
August 4, 2011 – 12:46 am | No Comment
Removing Freckles Naturally
Freckles are common signs of skin aging; however, young individuals and even children and babies often get freckles due to increase in the levels of the skin pigment called melanin. This article will inform you about an useful remedy for freckles. Mash or grind ¼ cup of unripe currants; you can use the juice or food processor for the purpose. Now, add a tablespoon unpasteurized honey to the mashed currant. This mixture containing honey and current will have to be dabbed on the regions of your skin having freckles. Wait for 30 minutes; the ingredients will need that much time for penetrating your skin. After 30 minutes, wash off the honey and currant paste using warm water. Allow some time for your skin to get dry. The next step would be applying lemon juice to the skin areas having freckles. Lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent; it will help in lightening the freckles. Wait for 15 minutes to allow the lemon juice to penetrate your skin. Then, wash off the face again using warm  [...]


How to Increase Eyebrow Hair Density?
July 28, 2011 – 12:59 am | No Comment
How to Increase Eyebrow Hair Density?
If you have thick eyebrows, they will surely be helping you in enhancing your beauty in many ways. However, there are also many women who struggle to achieve even minimum growth of eyebrows. If you are suffering from similar issue, following the tips offered below will help you in getting the dense eyebrow of your dreams. First speak to your physician to know whether the lack of growth of your eyebrows is due to any health disorder. Health problems like hormonal imbalances, conditions of the thyroid gland, alopecia and stress often result in loss of hair even from the eyebrows. The doctor may ask you to undergo certain diagnostic procedures for ruling out any such possibilities. If you are diagnosed with any of the above mentioned conditions, the doctor will first treat the underlying condition leading to loss of hair from the eyebrows. You must get rid of habits like waxing and plucking the eyebrows until you get back the dense eyebrows. According to experts, excessive waxing and plucking  [...]


How to Get Rid of Pregnancy Stretch Marks?
July 21, 2011 – 12:11 am | No Comment
How to Get Rid of Pregnancy Stretch Marks?
Majority of the women get stretch mark during pregnancy. In this article we’ll discuss the possible ways of getting rid of these stretch marks. Oil massage: Oils like wheat germ oil when massaged regularly to the skin areas with stretch mark twice every day, after bath and before going to bed is known to fade the stretch marks considerably. The effects are more visible if you start using the oil during the initial phase of stretch marks development. Glycolic peels: Dermatologists use glycolic acid for carrying out chemical peeling, which results in stretch mark reduction. The glycolic peels induce production of collagen and thus tighten up the skin reducing the appearance of ugly stretch marks. The higher strengths of these medications are available only from dermatologists; however, OTC formulations having lower strength are also available. Vitamin C: This vitamin has properties that promote collagen production in our body. A woman should consume 500mg of calcium every day, particularly  [...]