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Get Rid of Oily Skin
Aug 24, 2008

Getting rid of oily skins means pinpointing and treating the cause, many people had a problem in how to get rid of oily skin, oily skin often accompanied with other skin problems such as acne, blemishes and zits, the causes of oily skin are by hereditary or hygiene issues.

In taking care of your oily skin you should start with a gentle, foaming facial wash. Here are some suggestions in helping you get rid of your oily skin and restore a clean, shiny, fresh face balance.

  • Apply puree of fresh tomatoes to the skin.
  • Mix egg white with half teaspoon honey and one teaspoon of lemon juice and add fuller’s earth or brewer’s yeast powder. Mix into a paste and apply, after 20 minutes remove with water.
  • Excessive oiliness either on the forehead, chin or nose makes a problem in applying your makeup because it will become patchy. To prevent, apply a little cucumber juice on the oily parts of your face, dry thoroughly and then apply your makeup.
  • If the skin is excessively oily, make and mix a few drops of eau de cologne. It helps keep oiliness away and also helps in refining the pores of the skin by acting as astringent and it will prevent acne.
  • Papaya has a cleansing action, softening dead skin cells and aiding their removal, make a pulp of raw papaya and apply.

There are also other recommendations for getting rid of oily skin:

1. Keep a bowl of water in the fridge and splash this cold water on your face 3-4 times a day. Cold water will not only leave you feeling refreshed but will also tighten the pores.

2. Follow up the cleanser with an astringent as this will remove all excess oil

3. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water each day. Water helps flush out toxins from the body.

4. Use an exfoliant twice a week. These skin scrub products contains little granules that, when used with a small brush, provide deep cleansing.

The function of the skin is to eliminate a portion of the body’s waste products through sweating. We should take care of our skin if toxins escape through the skin they disrupt the skin health integrity. And this is one of the key factors behind many skin disorders including acne.

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posted by Bedabs @ 2:53 AM   0 comments
Aug 13, 2008
Unpleasant physiological effects like headache, nausea, sensitivity to light and noise, lethargy, dysphoria and thirst? You must be having a hangover.

Hangover describes having a heavy consumption of drugs, particularly alcoholic beverages. Deficiency in vitamin B12, intoxication, hypoglycemia, dehydration and acetaldehyde are all the causes of hangover symptoms. It may last up to two or three days after alcohol was last consumed. Around 25-30% of alcohol drinkers are resistant to hangover symptoms.

Here are some of the hangover remedies:
1. Sleep
Rest is the best thing to do at this point it will give your body full recovery.

2. Replenish
Replenishing your body with fruit juice and lots of water can help recover your strength.

3. Avoid caffeine
Having a cup of coffee can help, but drinking to much coffee will continue to dehydrate you.

4. Vitamin C
Drink orange juice.

5. Drink sports drink

6. Take a shower

Don’t drink too much, drink moderately. If possible avoid alcohol beverages.

posted by Bedabs @ 5:20 AM   0 comments
Aug 8, 2008
You cannot cure asthma, but there are people with asthma can control it so that they have a few and infrequent symptoms and can live active lives.

It is a disease that can affects the airways. Airways are tubes that carry air in and out of our lungs. If the a person have asthma, the inside walls of the airways are inflamed, it makes the airways very sensitive and they tend to react strongly to things that the person is allergic to or find irritating. When the airways react they will get narrower and less air flows through to the lung tissue. It will causes symptoms like wheezing (when you breathe it will sound like whistling), coughing, chest tightness and trouble breathing, especially at night and in the early morning.

If the symptoms become worse than usual, it is called an asthma attack. The muscles around the airways tighten up. Making the airways narrower it will cause less air flows. The inflammation increases and the airways become more swollen and even narrower.

To prevent asthma attacks and better asthma control is to avoid the known asthma triggers.

Ways on how to prevent asthma attacks by Kathleen MacNaughton, R.N.:

Grass, Tree, and Weed Pollen
Pollen travels on the wind, so your best bet to avoid pollen is to stay indoors in the air conditioning on hot, dry, windy days. Your local weather reports will tell you when pollen counts are high. You can also check pollen levels on the Internet by going to sites such as If you must go out, try to do so in the evening, when pollen is less likely to be in the air in high numbers. When you come in, shower and change clothes. Never hang laundry outdoors during pollen season, or it may collect pollen spores.

Mold Spores
Molds grow both indoors and outdoors and love damp, dark places. To control mold indoors, keep basements, kitchens, and bathrooms as clean and dry as possible. Avoid the use of humidifiers and vaporizers, which can become breeding grounds for mold. To avoid outdoor molds, stay inside in air conditioning on damp, windy days. Avoid playing or walking in fallen leaves and you may also have to avoid gardening.

Dust Mites
Dust mites can live almost everywhere in your home, but they especially like warm places like bedding, upholstered furniture, carpeting, and stuffed toys. Encase pillows and mattresses in zippered, plastic, dust-proof covers. Wash bedding weekly in hot (hotter than 130 degrees F) water. Use a vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate air
filter (HEPA) to keep dust from flying around in the air.

Pet Dander
The best way to avoid contact with pet dander is to avoid all furry and feathered animals. If you do have a pet, then keep it out of the bedroom and – if possible – out of living areas too. Brush and wash it weekly, or better yet, have someone else do it for you. If you are allergic to feathers, you should also avoid feather pillows. If you have a cat, get someone else to empty the kitty litter for you. Cat urine is a strong allergen.

Secondhand Smoke
Secondhand smoke is one of the most dangerous and irritating asthma triggers around. One of the most caring things parents of children with asthma can do for their children is to quit smoking. Even if you do so, smoke can linger for weeks, or even months, in the house. If you must smoke, never smoke around your child, and if possible confine it to the outdoors.

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posted by Bedabs @ 5:44 AM   0 comments
Health is Important
Aug 5, 2008
Learning and engaging in behaviors is the process of learning that is likely to result in optimal health.

Strategies for staying healthy and improving one’s health are nutrition, exercise, hygiene, stress management and health care. A good bodily health is physical fitness, the result of proper diet, regular exercise and nutrition and proper rest for physical resurgence. Increased in improving nutrition and health care is also influenced by the standard of living and quality of life.

Health is important and people without good health will die.

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