According to scientific studies, melatonin has the magic effect of eliminating black spots. After melatonin is absorbed and enters into the blood circulation, it will play its intrinsic function and bring the cosmetic effect. There are a variety of foods containing melatonin, such as oat, corn, ginger, cucumber, banana, eggplant and so on.
In addition to melatonin, which is effective for skin beauty and skin care, there are also a lot of other vitamins which have their specific effects. For example, vitamin A and vitamin E can prevent the aging of nerve cells, destroy the activity of free radicals, promote blood circulation, regulate the secretion of hormone, inhibit the aging process and paleness of the skin, and make your skin white, smooth and delicate. Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant, which can inhibit oxidation, prevent the deposition of pigmentation. Vitamin B6 has the function of eliminating melanin and black spots. There are a variety of foods which are rich in vitamin B6, including chicken, lean pork, egg yolk, fish, shrimp, peanut, soybean and its products.
Fruits are helpful to the beauty of our skin. When people reach 25 to 30 years old, the activity of superoxide dismutase (SOD) in human body will decrease, while the amount of reactive oxygen species will increase. It will not only destroy the collagen fibers in the skin, resulting in the formation of wrinkles, but also will cause damage to hyaluronidase-the moisturizing factor in the skin, making the skin rough and chapped, and the brown spots will appear.
If you can make adaptation with reasonable diet, and often take in sufficient carotene from some fruits rich in pectin, then the amount of SOD will increase in the body. And the wrinkles, dark spots, pigmentation will delay or do not appear any more on your skin. For the pregnant women, if they want to prevent the black spots, they can eat more foods containing plenty of trace elements such as selenium, magnesium. Foods which contain high content of selenium include black sesame, barley, shrimp, animal kidney, liver and so on. Magnesium mainly comes from some plant food such as colored vegetables, which containing plenty of chlorophyll. What’s more, other foods such as millet, barley, wheat, oats, beans,nuts, seafood are also a good source of magnesium. In addition, drinking some green tea every day can also play good cosmetic effect.
If you cannot get rid of the dull and grey countenance of your skin, it is probably because of the toxins inside your body. Toxins tend to accumulate because of the food we eat and the pollutants we are exposed to every single day. These toxins will eventually make you sick.
The best way to get a healthy and rosy glow is to detoxify your body. This cannot be done through any form of cosmetic surgery. You need to do it using simple natural remedies like the following:
1. Increase your intake of fiber-rich foods
Fiber is your best friend if you want to cleanse your system. Fibers help collect toxins and purge them out of your body. Fruits and vegetables contain a hefty amount of fiber so they play a vital role in your body’s detoxification process.
Watermelon, grape fruit, grapes, apples, oranges contain fibers. Green leafy vegetables also help improve skin tone. Make sure you have a healthy serving of these foods for your every meal.
2. Drink lots of water, preferably alkaline water
Water cleanses your system. This also hydrates your cells and your skin better. However, drinking alkaline water is better than just distilled water. Not many people know that distilled water is “dead” water. It does not contain anything. That being said, its hydrating power is not adequate enough. You should drink alkaline water as it contains reduced minerals. Because the size of minerals is reduced, they can penetrate your cells better for more effective hydration. They can also get rid of toxins in the system far more effectively.
3. Dry skin brushing method
This method uses paddle brush. You use the brush to gently scrub your skin. According to Chinese experts, this method does not only improve circulation and get rid of dead skin cells. This method also encourages the skin to get rid of the toxins in the dermis layers. This is why frequent use of brushing method can give you rosy and glowing skin.
After detoxifying your body, treat your skin to a nice moisturizer. Apply a hydrating moisturizer that can correct damaged tissues caused by toxins and improve cellular health. Look for the ingredients CynergyTK, Phytessence Wakame and Nano Lipobelle HEQ10.
CynergyTK is an ingredient that has been extracted from the wool of sheep. This ingredient is made up of keratin, the protein needed for collagen production. Phytessence Wakame is the sea kelp that can preserve hyaluronic acid. This acid is responsible for the lubrication of collagen. Nano Lipobelle HEQ10 is an antioxidant that can help fight harmful free radicals. It keeps your skin cells strong and healthy.
Are you living an unhealthy lifestyle and suffering from illness such as constipation, bloating, gas, acne, headaches, tiredness or sleepless nights? If you are not eating healthy and exercise regularly, you might suffer from at least one of those symptoms above. Your body is not working correctly, your liver and colon are seriously clogged with toxins and fecal wastes. Every year, thousands of Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer and 30% suffer from constipation, migraines, and tiredness. Here are some tips to cleanse and detoxify your body.
You should start to participate in those master cleanse or colon and liver detox program. One of the most popular program right now is the Total Wellness Cleanse. This program basically helps you to learn more about your body, how to eat healthy foods, and get enough exercises on a regular basis. You can learn how to include all natural remedies and medicine in your daily diet.
If you want to improve your energy levels and overall strength while reducing constipation and headaches, you should use natural body cleansing home remedies rather than taking pills or supplements. The best way is the drink lots and lots of fluid, while eating plenty of vegetables and fruits. This doesn’t mean you have to give up your comfort food, meat, or sweets. Also drinking green tea or jasmine tea is also great to help you cleanse your body and colon. If you don’t want someone to stuck a hose up your anus at the clinics, the Total Wellness Cleanse diet is perfect for home use.
Fasting is also a great way to cleanse your body and maintain your overall health. There are many types of fasting include juice fasting, fat food fasting, or cigarettes fasting. It is one of the most natural and healthiest ways to remove toxins and wastes from your body. However, fasting can be difficult and you should know what you are getting into before attempting it.
Another great way to cleanse your body is to reduce stress and let your mind rest for a while. Everybody is busy with life and responsibilities and forget to take good care of the healthy body. You should learn how to practice deep breathing and meditation, or going to the saunas at least once a week to release toxins and stress. I usually feel much better and relaxed after sitting in the saunas room for about half a hour each week.
Woman still require contraception until they have not had a period for one year (if over 50 years) or two years (if under 50 years).
Contraception can have risks and benefits at all ages, therefore this article attempts to summarise what these are.
Combined Hormonal Contraception (‘the pill’) has now been said to be safe for use up to the age of 50 years, however there are many contra-indications so a medical review to discuss your personal risks would be advised. There are lower dose hormone contraceptive pills which may be of benefit to the older woman.
However, there is a evidence that the combined contraceptive pill has benefits such as it helps maintain your bone density and delays the development of osteoporosis. It also controls periods, with less bleeding and pain associated with those who take the contraceptive pill. The combined contraceptive pill can help control menopausal symptoms and tricycling (taking pill packs back to back) can provide continuous benefit.
There is a protective effect against cancers such as endometrial cancer and ovarian cancer and there may be a reduction in colorectal cancer, which continues for up to 15 years after the contraceptive pill is stopped.
The risks include a small increase in breast cancer risk and a risk of cardiovascular problems including thrombosis. This is higher in smokers and hence smokers are not recommended the combined pill after the age of 35 years old.
Progesterone Only Contraceptives: This includes a daily pill, an injection every 3 months, the levonorgestrel releasing coil or implants.
These have many advantages for the older woman. There are no links with cancer, either benefits or risks. There also appears to be no effects on cardiovascular disease or thrombosis, although there is some evidence that your cholestrol may increase. The side effect of often preventing periods is usually seen as a positive outcome and the levonorgestral releasing coil is now the treatment of choice for heavy painful periods.
Non Hormonal Contraception:
• Copper coil – this is sometimes associated with heavier periods and pain therefore has been replaced by the hormone containing coil unless hormones are contraindicated or personal preference is for a non hormonal alternative.
• Condoms – remain an effective form of contraception if properly used and also prevent sexually acquired infections so should remain the contraceptive of choice in individuals who are in short term relationships. Remember however if you are also requiring a lubricant – use water based only as an oil based lubricant ruptures the rubber.
• Diaphragms also remain a popular choice
If on hormonal contraceptives, lack of periods is not a reliable indicator of the menopause. A blood test will be required, but will only be helpful if you have stopped your contraceptive for a period of time.
HRT does not work as a contraceptive. If HRT is required in addition to contraception – the progesterone only contraceptive pill can be a useful addition. The type of HRT taken should take into account the contraceptive you are using.
Dandruff (pityriasis capitis) is believed to affect at least 50% of the US population. While it may be a very common affliction, that doesn’t make it any less embarrassing or frustrating when we suffer from it.
The anti-dandruff shampoo market is huge, but I still come across many people who ask me how to get rid of dandruff, particularly through natural methods and making their own home remedies.
In this article I’d like to show you how to get rid of dandruff using a couple of simple natural home remedies that you can make within 10 minutes. So if you’re tired of the toxic chemicals that most big companies are putting in to their products and want to try using some of nature’s own medicine then I might have some ideas for you.
First though, a little bit of background…here’s the science bit
Causes of Dandruff
The dandruff itself is usually a result of the excessive growth of yeast organisms such as Malassezia Globbosa and Pityrosporum Ovale. These organisms are normally always present on the skin in small numbers and feed on the natural oil (sebum) secreted by your hair follicles. When they multiply they can irritate the skin and end up causing the visible flaking that we know as dandruff.
Other causes for dandruff are stress-related; the use of harsh shampoos and conditioners that dry out the scalp; or cold, dry weather conditions. Poor diet can also play a part in contributing to your dandruff problem.
How To Get Rid Of Dandruff
Apple Cider Vinegar Dandruff Cure
Wash hair with natural pH balanced shampoo
Mix apple cider vinegar with warm water (2 parts vinegar to 1 part water). Adding a few drops of natural oils like Lavender or Rosemary will cleanse the scalp further and fragrance your hair
Pour or spray mixture onto your scalp, massage in and leave to dry. No need to rinse out
For stubborn dandruff, a stronger mixture can be made (try one-to-one ratio of vinegar to water)
Lemon juice can also be used instead of apple cider vinegar.
Raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar will give you the best results.
Bay Laurel Leaf Anti-Dandruff Tincture
Boil two cups of water then remove from heat.
Add 1 and a half tablespoons of crushed bay leaves.
Allow to steep for about ½ an hour then strain.
After washing your hair, massage mixture into scalp and leave for about an hour before rinsing off.