Monday, February 2, 2015

Ancient Skin Remedy For Body Rashes

The ancients had limited resources for healing when compared to healers of this era yet they were capable of treating a number of ailments. 

One such ailment was skin rashes.

A common remedy used for preventing skin rashes was one made with turmeric and coconut oil.

Not only did this skin healing pack kill bacteria and germs on skin responsible for boils and red itchy skin but it also moisturized the skin leaving it smooth and soft.

To make this ancient healing pack take a teaspoon of turmeric powder and mix it with 4 tablespoons coconut oil.

Spread all over the skin (avoid the face) and leave for 15 to 20 minutes.

Using a washcloth or loofah gently massage the skin for a minute or two.

Rinse with warm water while gently wiping the skin with the loofah/washcloth.

How To Get Rid Of Body Odor The Natural Way

Did you know that sweat has no odor but it’s the bacteria that are responsible for producing a nasty smell when we sweat?

Sweat is an ideal breeding ground for bacteria and when it finds the skin sweating the skin becomes a permanent dwelling for the growth of bacteria.

The prefect places for bacteria to grow by feeding off sweat are under the armpits, the groin area, anal area, feet and inner thighs.

You can spray on/dab on skin products specially formulated to get rid of body odor but this is only a temporary solution.

You need to find a remedy that will kill the bacteria growth and there are two ideal ways to do so but both should be done together.

One is drink at least 6 glasses of water a day to flush out germs and bacteria from the body.

Second is to soak in a warm bath for 20 minutes twice a week.

You should add ½ a cup Epsom salt in the bath prior to soaking in it.

The warm Epsom salt bath will draw out the toxins and bacteria on skin plus that inside the body.

How Comfortable Is Your Bedroom

The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in the house for it’s the place we go to when we want to rest.

Yet some of us tend to not fully get the rest our mind and body needs as we sleep.

The reason is because our bedroom is not arranged or designed in a way to help get a good night’s rest.

The color, temperature, size and comfort of the mattress, lighting in the bedroom and the smell of the bedroom has a huge impact on increasing the levels of sleepiness and relaxation in the mind and body.

Light pastels, grays, beige and whites are perfect colors for a bedroom.

Choose a mattress that gives you comfort plus make sure to change it every 7 years.

Use 60 watt bulbs to light up the room and prevent light coming through curtains/drapes or blinds when sleeping during the day.

The brain has the habit of waking us up when it perceives light during sleep.

Make sure the bed is not facing a door or window.

For an ideal sleep the temperature of the room should be cool and not warm.

Want To Produce Healthy Quality Sperm? Then Go Easy On The Alcohol

If you’re a guy who tends to drink:

5 or more beers or

5 or more glasses of wine or

5 or more shots of liquor a week, well then the chances of you having healthy quality sperm may be slim according to a research done on more than 1200 Danish men in the age group 18 to 28.

So if you want to have a high sperm count plus sperm that’s healthy, then best you go easy on the weekly alcohol consumption.

One interesting finding from the research was that testosterone levels increased as men consumed more and more alcohol.

This could be one reason why some men tend to show aggressive behavior when under the influence of alcohol.

Interested in reading more about the research? 

Here’s the link:

Are You Forgetful At Times? Find Out Why

Not getting enough sleep, stress and aging are three factors responsible for causing one to be forgetful.

Once we began having problems with focusing and our memory starts to deteriorate we are unable to enjoy a normal life and our health too weakens.

Forgetfulness leads to dementia and trust me dementia is one disease you do not want to get.

 So to avoid suffering from such a disease don’t deprive yourself of the much needed sleep your mind and body needs.

Stress also causes your mind to suffer resulting in the brain not being able to function properly.

Fortunately there are a number of foods that promote brain health which we can consume.

A few such foods are –

  • Blueberries – at least one cup a day
  • Nuts like walnuts or pumpkin seeds – at least 1 ounce a day
  • Avocado – at least ½ an avocado a day
  • Wheatgerm – at least 2 tablespoons a day

Orange Peel Face Mask For A Beautiful Glowing Complexion

Whether it’s dull looking skin or one that has an uneven skin tone or is blemished, orange peel has been found to be ideal for treating such skin problems.

The vitamin C in the peel has skin healing properties and when applied regularly can leave damaged skin looking clean soft and glowing.

An easy to make orange peel face mask is one made with dried orange peel and yoghurt.

First peel an orange and dry the peel in the sun for 48 hours. Then grind it in a grinder.

Transfer into a clean bowl and mix the crushed orange peel with 2 tablespoons plain yogurt.

Apply on clean face and leave for 20 to 30 minutes on skin.

Rinse with warm water using a wash cloth.

Get Rid Of Oily Skin With This Fuller’s Earth Face Pack

In India one can find a unique type of clay which has the power to draw out oil and bacteria plus germs from skin leaving it clean soft and supple.

The clay is called Fuller’s Earth and is credited for to giving a number of Indian women and girls the beautiful clean soft skin they possess.

In fact apart from getting rid of oily skin Fullers Earth when mixed with water and made into a paste and applied on varicose veins and left overnight can treat such veins.

Now here’s the recipe of the Fuller’s Earth Face Pack for treating oily skin.

Take 1 tablespoon Fuller’s Earth and mix with enough rose water to make a paste.

Apply on clean face and leave on skin till it fully dries.

Rinse face with a wet washcloth which has been soaked in warm water.

Do the treatment at least once a week.

A Must Read For All Those Who Have Oily Skin

Do you know one of the secrets that gives an effective clean to oily skin?

Its hot water and a mild baby soap using a face washcloth/face sponge.

Hot water kills bacteria on sight and baby soap soothes the skin and moisturizes it and the washcloth (which is used after applying the soap on the skin) helps to scrub away dirt and bacteria.

Make sure to wet the washcloth in hot water before scrubbing the face.

After scrubbing rinse the wash cloth in hot water and use it again but this time to gently wipe the face clean.

You can also apply some crushed mint leaves (about 4 leaves) after cleansing the face.

Leave the crushed mint leaves on skin for 10 minutes and then rinse face with cool water.

The mint leaves helps to draw out whatever impurities and oil that is left behind on skin.

How To Protect Yourself From Deadly Insect Bites When Outdoors This Summer

Summer for many is one of the best seasons that comes around once every year.

But it’s also a time when a number of hospitals report deaths due to insect bites.

Red ants, hornets, yellow jackets, wasps and even honey bees are the types of insects that are guilty of stinging people who go outdoors to enjoy the sunny summer weather.

The stings can become deadly if a person gets an allergic reaction to it.

There are a few things people can do to protect themselves from insect bites when outdoors this summer.

One is to refrain from wearing light colored floral design clothes and applying floral scented fragrances.

Another is to always wear footwear when walking on grass.

One should also stay away from areas that are hiding places for hornet nests and ant mounds.