Monday, July 04, 2016

Ten effective acne home remedies and facts

Hello everyone!

Let's talk about acne!

Here are some facts. It may not be a serious threat to health, but it is the most common skin disease experienced by men and women.  It can be seen in different parts of the body - mostly in the face, neck, chest, and back.  Common types of acne are whiteheads, blackheads, pustules, papules, nodules and cysts. 


Studies show that acne affects over 50 million Americans.  40% of adolescents and approximately 85% of people between ages 12 and 24 experience at least a minor acne.

There are many factors that cause the formation of acne, which varies from one person to another.  One thing is genetics, wherein if many people in the family are prone to having acne that leads to pimples, a person will also have a greater chance of acquiring it.  Another cause can be hormonal changes including pregnancy and menopause.  Menstruation is also one common factor that triggers acne.  Other causes of acne are emotional stress, medication, food intake and overactive oil glands.


Acne Treatment

To this day, there is still no known way to prevent the development of acne.

However, you can help prevent acne by choosing healthier options of food.  For instance, you should avoid eating lots of dairy products, chocolate and gluten and increase you intake of fish oil, probiotics and green tea.  As we always hear it, “health is wealth”.  With healthier food choices, you can have lower chances of having acne.

Aside from that, there are also many effective home remedies to prevent acne.  With the infographic below, you will discover more ingredients that can help treat your acne and directions to guide you in maximizing the effectiveness of these home remedies.

No more covering and hiding!  Check out this infographic to discover amazing ways to prevent and treat acne in the comfort of your home. 



Via ihomeremedy.net

I hope you found this helpful! 




Sunday, June 26, 2016

DIY: Peppermint foot scrub

Hello everyone!

Cracked heels, also known as heel fissures, are a common foot problem, particularly during the warmer months when people like to wear sandals and flip flops.  Some of the causes of cracked heels are dry air, lack of moisture, improper foot care, prolonged standing on hard floors and wearing the wrong types of shoes.

There are several ways to heal cracked heels at home (read this); using a good foot scrub is one of them.  So today I want to share a simple, 3-ingredient recipe for an all-natural foot scrub.  Check it out!

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 12-15 drops peppermint essential oil

Method:
  1. Place the coconut oil in a medium sized bowl.  Coconut oil melts at about 24 °C (76 °F) - To melt the oil, simply immerse the bottom of the bowl in hot water for a couple of minutes.
  2. Add in the sugar and essential oil and stir until evenly combined.
  3. Store into an air-tight jar.

Use two to three times every week, in the shower or after soaking your feet in a basin of warm water for 10 minutes. 

Other scrubs you might be interested in checking out:

What's your favourite DIY scrub?

Thursday, June 09, 2016

The history and psychology of hair colour

Hello everyone!

O
ver a year ago I wrote a post titled A typical brunette? in which I mentioned common stereotypes about hair colour.  
Numerous stereotypes associated with our hair colour, texture and style still exist today.  Salons Direct created an infographic which looks deeper into the history and psychology of hair colour.  


They've taken a look at the stereotypes surrounding hair colour and have worked with a leading colour psychologist to examine these stereotypes.  They have also conducted a research and found some very interesting results supporting these preconceptions, including:

• Brunettes are considered more intelligent
• Blondes are considered the most attractive
• Redheads were seen to be the feistiest

Check it out:

Hair Colour Infographic

Via Salons Direct 


What colour is your hair?  Do you fit the stereotype of your hair colour?  Leave a comment below!






 

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