Cellulite usually refers to the fat cells that are found underneath the top layer of the skin. These fat cells are often squeezed between the bands of connective tissue- known as collage- which attaches the muscle to the skin. Cellulite is found more among women than among men.
Freckles are dark contrasting spots that appear on your skin either naturally or as a result to sun exposure. Freckles may make your face look cluttered and may give a cloudy impression about your skin.
Skin becomes oily as a result of excess accumulation of oil on the outer layers of the skin. Oily skin can lead to several other skin problems. Skin defects such as whiteheads, blind pimples and blackheads are commonly caused as a result of oily skin that contains excess oil.
Garlic breath refers to the unpleasant odour that the consumption of garlic results in. While garlic is a chef’s favourite ingredient in a lot of dishes, the unpleasant odour that it generates reflects a complex problem that is in urgent need of solution.
Eczema is a physical condition that usually affects then skin on the face and the arms. It is usually an allergic skin disorder that makes the skin extremely dry often turning it red.
Chest acne is a medical condition that affects the epidermal layer of the skin resulting in painful; and pus-filled pimples that leave behind uneven crater like deformities when they are burst or removed.
Stretch marks are thin off-colour hued visible lines that usually appear around the abdominal wall and lower back region such as the thighs and the buttocks. Stretch marks may often cover large regions of the body. Stretch marks are usually caused due to a sudden gain in body weight. Such gain in body weight causes the skin and the underlying tissue to stretch, forming the much dreaded stretch marks A sudden loss in body weight may also contribute towards creating stretch marks on the body. Usually women find stretch marks on their belly and abdomen after an episode of pregnancy or delivery. Rapid growth and genetic factors are also responsible for stretch marks. Stress and other lifestyle factors also contribute to stretching of the skin and the formation of stretch marks. Sudden changes in physical conditions such as the diet or the climate may force the body to readjust, causing it to stretch resulting in stretch marks.
Stretch marks may appear initially as pink or light red in colour, but over time it morphs into a thin, silvery line on the skin. Stretch marks can make people uncomfortable and can create discomfort and anxiety. The following are a couple of helpful suggestions that can help you deal successfully with the menace and threat caused by these insects in your homes and property. Be sure to pass on any tips that you find effective to your friends, family and close relatives who may be facing difficulties along similar lines on account of these insects and such.
1. Applying Castor Oil
Castor oil is an extremely popular and common treatment method used to address issues relating to the skin and the epidermis. Castor oil has powerful healing and strengthening properties. It can also contribute to the nourishment of the skin. Castor oil can be effectively used to mitigate the results of stretch marks. After applying the castor oil on the affected region, it is allowed to remain for about 5 to 10 minutes. During this period the oil seeps into the skin and its uppermost layers of skin tissue. After that mild heat is applied to the oiled region using a hot water bottle or a heating pad. If repeated regularly for a month, this method can yield rich dividends.
2. Using Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is a natural herb that is widely used in beauty products including sopas and perfumes. Aloe vera is used for its properties of nourishment and moisturisation. Aloe vera can also be effectively used to get rid of stretch marks. Aloe vera offers great flexibility in the different ways in which it can be used. The most common method involves directly rubbing aloe vera gel onto the affected skin region. In this method a handful of aloe vera gel is taken and it is gently applied on the area of the affected skin. The applied gel is allowed to remain for 15 minutes or more. In the meanwhile the gel and its nourishing nutrients soak into the skin. It may then be rinsed off with lukewarm water.
Good smooth and silky hair is universally accepted as an indicator of feminine beauty and grace. However good smooth and silky hair continues to be a mirage for generations of women from all class and national backgrounds.
Head lice are wingless insects, that habit in spaces that are close to the human hair scalp. Lice are parasites that survive by sucking blood from the hair scalp. They lay their eggs close to the scalp so that they can establish a colony of lice in adjacent regions. Common symptoms of lice infestation include excessive itching of the hair and the hair scalp. Lice spreads very easily from one person to another. Common means of contagion include sharing brushes, combs, clothing or bedding. Red bumps may develop on the scalp as a result of lice infestation. Lice infestation must be identified as early as possible using regular examination of the hair scalp and appropriate treatment methods must be provided. The following are some common tips that help in getting rid of head lice.
- Using Vinegar
Vinegar is an extremely common and effective agent that is used commonly in households to eliminate and to free hair scalp from head lice. Vinegar is used to much effect also in removing fleas from dogs and such. Vinegar contains a high concentration of acetic acid that changes the pH value of the scalp and the surrounding ecosystem spaces. This makes it difficult for the lice to survive and they fall off dead. Vinegar also helps to dissolve the dead nits- eggs laid by the head lice- thereby cleaning your head and scalp of lice. Vinegar is often used in combination with mineral oil. This mixture is applied to the scalp and hair before sleep. The morning after hair can be washed with regular shampoo, successfully removing all the head lice that was present.
- Applying mayonnaise
Use of mayonnaise is an extremely common and effective home remedy for head lice. Mayonnaise helps to remove head lice by suffocating the lice by depriving them of mobility and breathing space and eventually killing them. It is extremely simple to remove head lice using mayonnaise. It can be done single handedly without any external help or assistance. When using mayonnaise to rid hair of head lice, the affected person’s hair is coated thoroughly with mayonnaise and is covered tightly with a plastic or shower cap. It is left as such for over five to six hours, after which air is washed well with regular shampoo. Finally the washed hair is blow dried to ensure that the lice are dead and the hair is combed with a nit comb.
- Using Onions
Onions are yet another common household remedy that is used to treat head lice. Onions contain high concentrations of sulphur that helps to suffocate and to kill the head lice that infests the scalp.
- Applying Coconut oil
Coconut oils acts as an excellent smothering agent which suffocates the head lice and kills them. Coconut oil also acts a nourishing agent for your hair.
- Lemon juice
Applying an extract of lemon juice on your scalp and leaving it on for about half an hour helps to remove lice and to nourish and replenish your scalp again.
Freckles are dark contrasting spots that appear on your skin either naturally or as a result to sun exposure. Freckles may make your face look cluttered and may give a cloudy impression about your skin. Naturally occurring freckles are also more common, and these freckles achieve their highest contrast after teenage usually and remain throughout most of the late adult life, unless medical or cosmetic treatments are adopted. Naturally occurring freckles are often considered beautiful and attractive in several sub-cultures. Naturally occurring freckles may often occur in combination with bright ginger coloured hair as a result of deviations in skin-hair melanin content. The following are a few tips on how to efficiently and effectively use and utilise natural and traditional skin lightening and fairness methods, and prevention strategies to keep yourself free of freckles.
- Use lemon juice
Lemon juice contains citric acid and other citrous extracts ehicha ct as a natural bleaching and skin lightening agent. The use of lemon juice may help in makinf the freckles less contrasting and in disappearing them altogether. Lemon juice tends to be more effective in the case of naturally occurring freckles, which often occur as a result of melanin imbalances in the skin and the hair. Freckles caused due to ecposure to sunlight and the strong UV rays that are present in the sunlight cannot be easily lightened through the use of lemon juice. This is so because freckles caused due to exposure to sunlight usually tend to be more contrasting and are more haphazard and random in their appearance on the skin.
- Use a dairy mask
Applying a milk based mask on your face, and allowing it to soak in and to douse your facial skin is another popular and effective method to lighten your skin and to reduce the contrast of your freckles. Milk contains lactic acid which acts as an effective skin-lightening and whitening agent. The lactic acid present in the milk is the active agent in the dairy mask that is used to lighten the facial skin. The lactic acid achieves this by peeling off the top epidermal layer of the skin. This helps in making the freckles look less contrasting. Once again, the dairy mask method is more effective in,ightening the contrast caused by naturally occurring freckles rather than freckles caused due to sunlight exposure. Freckles arising from sunlight exposure are too randomly distributed for a uniform treatment such as a dairy mask to be effective.
- Use of fruit peels
Mixing several different kinds of fruits together into a mixture and applying the resultant mixture on your facial skin is another method to lighten the freckles on your facial skin. Usually pulpy fruits such as mangoes and papayas are used to create the fruit pulp mixture. The fruit extracts contain several fruits’ acids that help in gently removing by peeling off the top layers of the skin, helping to achieve a lightened look and less contrasting freckles.