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Top 10 Acne Remedies

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1. Baking Soda–
Baking soda not only helps eliminate breakouts and reduces inflammation, it is also an exfoliator and helps remove dead skin cells! Because of this, it also works great to reduce any old scars or acne marks. To use it, just take a few teaspoons of baking soda and mix it with warm water until it forms a paste. Apply the paste to your skin. You may want to leave it on for only 10 to 15 minutes the first few times as it may feel powerful. You can gradually increase the time up to an hour or even leave it on overnight (which is what I do). After one use you can see a great difference in your skin.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar– my personal favourite. ..
This natural remedy for acne is another powerful one, it has both antibacterial and antifungal properties. To start out, you may want to dilute a few teaspoons with half cup water or 1/4 cup water as it can be quite powerful when applied directly to your skin. Make sure to use apple cider vinegar that’s raw, unfiltered and labeled as “with the mother”, which has the most nutrients.

3. Coconut Oil–
Coconut oil is antibacterial and antifungal. Coconut oil is also extremely moisturizing and gentle. It helps fight the bacteria and reduce redness. Apply the coconut oil to your skin and massage it in. You can reapply a couple times per day. With coconut oil, there is no need to ever use a moisturizer again, it works so well and doesn’t clog your pores. For optimal benefit, use organic coconut oil that is unrefined.

4. Tea Tree Oil–
Tea tree oil is an essential oil and can be a very powerful all natural remedy for acne, as it is antibacterial. To apply it, mix a small amount (5 to 10 drops) of tea tree oil with a 1/4 cup water. Dip a cotton ball into the mixture and apply it to your skin. You can reapply throughout the day or leave it on under your makeup.

5. Egg Whites–
Egg whites reduce the oil and minimize your pores in addition to drawing out impurities. To use it, separate the egg white from the yolk, use a cotton ball or you can use your fingers to apply the egg white to your skin. After a few minutes you’ll start to feel it tighten, you can leave it on anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour. Afterwards, your skin will have an amazing glow!

6. Lemon Juice–
For this one, you can either use lemon juice or a fresh squeezed lemon. Lemons have natural antibacterial and astringent properties to help clear your skin. Apply the lemon juice to your skin and leave on for 15 minutes to an hour.

7. Garlic–
Not only is garlic a great natural antibacterial when ingested, it also works great topically. To use it, take a clove of garlic and thinly slice it. Rub the slices on your skin, particularly any problem areas, making sure the juice of the garlic is applied. Leave on for 15 minutes to 30 minutes.

8. Ice Cubes–
Rub an ice cube on problem areas to help reduce inflammation. Not only, does the cold close your pores it also forces the bacteria out. You can also splash your face with cold water to achieve similar affects.

9. Cornstarch–
Cornstarch is very soothing and gentle. This is a great natural remedy for acne when you have a lot of redness or irritation. You can apply the cornstarch to your individual breakouts or to your whole face. leave it on overnight and find a huge difference in the morning!

10. Aloe–
Aloe is very soothing and reduces inflammation and redness. To use it, apply the gel to your skin with your fingers, you can apply it several times a day. If you have an aloe plant, it would be even better as you get the aloe fresh, without any added ingredients.

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As Beautiful As A Rose

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Natural Health & Healing

Just follow these simple tips and get that glow and red hotness like that of a rose

Image courtesy of marin / FreeDigitalPhotos.net  For Pimples – Mix Neem ( indica) leaves with Turmeric powder and make a paste with water .  Apply on pimples , leave it for 30 minutes and wash off.

  Get the Blush – Immerse some rose petals in rose water then rub it all over your face and lips  with light pressure to get that red rosy glow.

  For Fair Skin – Dry Orange peels in sun and make powder of it then apply this pack for 5  minutes on your face, for best results use everyday

  Remove Blemishes and Spots – Dry some peas under the sun and grind it into powder and  apply this base over face to get rid of spots and blemishes.

  Party Glow – Massage your face and hands with olive oil…

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Okra for Diabetes, Cough & Fever

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Okra or Bhindi in hindi as we know is liked by almost everyone who love to have it as a spicy vegetable or just a side dish cooked and roasted in spices. Few people know that this green lady finger or okra has many medicinal uses shared below:

1. In some states of India the seeds of okra are dried and stored in powdered form, it is given to kids as they are rich in protein and good for health.ID-10063831

2. It is also known that okra can cure impotency , men are asked to chew raw okra for treating physical weakness .

3. The most simple and much practiced remedy of control diabetes is by cutting the heads of okra and dipping them into a glass of water, and keeping it overnight and to drink this solution in the morning on empty stomach controls diabetes. Throw the leftover okra…

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Just Do It Every Night

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My new Blog Natural Health & Healing lets you explore the Natural ways to Good Health and Happiness.

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We consume a lot of things about which we have no knowledge and even about their quality or value as we intake them in our daily diet. There are plenty of things in our own kitchen which have the power to take out and even eliminate certain diseases of our body and help us in having good health. With a few tips here you can easily dominate over certain illnesses that may be worrying you for long:

1. Lower the Cholesterol  Every night soak green coriander in water and drink this water in the morning and also chew theID-10051266

green coriander leaves . By doing this you can easily lower your cholesterol.

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2. Relief from Acidity –  Take a clove and Chew it so that the juices are released from chewing, keep it in the mouth for sometime. the juices will immediately lower acid re flux and give you…

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In The Wake of Medicinal Culture Sympathies Trance

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Its been almost 5 days since the time i was bitten by some bug while shopping in the market for my cousins wedding. And till yesterday i was twisting and turning in unbearable pain, unable to sleep, walk, sit, and unfortunately not able to use the loo because it was positioned at such a fabulous location of my body,  just at the back of my left leg thigh and one can imagine how terrible it would be to go about the above functions quite normally.

I had a brief discussion about this bug bite, the pain and swelling it causes with, group of my friends and all had to share similar stories and one thing that was very common among all of us was the fact that, these bites happened in worst of places that leads to complete dysfunctional movements in body like the bums , thighs, eyes, or other part, the most favorite spot was “leg or the bum”.

I still wonder how the insect would have planned to hit it right at the bum to make it an unforgettable event for the person who bears these painful memories forever.  Am thankful to the bug to have chosen my back of thigh and not reach my bum !  i can imagine  it would have been more bad than this.

Though my struggle and suffering hasn’t ended till yesterday as i loved and believed that medicine’s do no good and its not necessary if you can bear the normal routine cold cough, fever, headache, pain etc unless its not life threatening . But this belief happened to crush and i had to give up on bearing the bad pain unable to move , so i resorted to taking medicine that was administered to me and yes i could sleep well and hit the loo and took all good time to sit and relax as far as i could as i was no more in pain.

It was the first dose and it felt good with no more pain, but the sting actually ruptured and what happened next was irritating with all pus and blood overflowing, and again a sleepless night , again during the morning pain came back and i was in so much dilemma whether to go for the second dose or not, but the luxury of doing away with the pain overpowered my beliefs and i took the medicine. This made me think a lot as why the homeopathic, Ayurveda  and home remedies not able to give instant relief .

   Allopathy  has taken the world by a storm , a headache pop a pill, stomach ache pop a pill, am tired of learning this now as i do not wish to take them , it pains me even more to swallow them in one go with water. I remember when i was a child i had to keep sugar, water and chocolate in my reach when i had to take medicines. At that time there wasn’t much an option where i could lay down my beliefs nor they were so strong as i see them now, but still i have to break down during some moments like this one.

It’s a truth, that the medicinal culture nowadays has sweep ed out almost everything we had before it came into existence, like forbearance, patience, endurance , will power, and spirit to live even if their is suffering and pain brought by disease and infirmity.  No longer a person desires to remain in pain or ache as they want to rid themselves of the suffering and get grooving again in the mad race of life.  its also the modern times where one cannot afford to lose something just because of cold, why to bear so much if there’s a cure.

It further aggravates the need and desire to get well as soon as possible and thus we go on taking medicines and quick treatments to get immediate cure. all these trends have diminished bonds, relations and warmth we used to have in earlier times where falling ill became a beautiful excuse to meet all the relatives and friends and all the encouragement , love and care one used to get has faded out with time,is taking away the sympathetic feeling out where no longer people come to see you, no longer they would send you wishes and flowers to get well soon as the person who is ill no longer wishes to lay in the bed as every time he/she would think they are missing a lot that happens around them. And its true , and many would agree that if they feel sick they would have to lose and miss a lot during the time they hold back in their home .

Its not bad to have revolution in the medicinal culture where diseases that were incurable few years back have treatment. But the diminishing bonds, relations, and warmth that was brought about by people visiting to see one who is ill was the driving force to give a lot of encouragement, love and care for the person who is sick and it created positive feelings where humanity thrived and bloomed.