Home Remedies For Glowing Skin

Lemons

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You Will Need

2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons sugar

What You Have To Do

1. Mix the ingredients and apply the mixture on your face.
2. Scrub in a circular motion and leave it on for 10 minutes.
3. Rinse off with warm water to reveal glowing skin.

How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this twice a week.

Why This Works

The sugar granules help to get rid of dead cells. Lemon cleanses, bleaches, and also removes tan. It is one of nature’s best skin brightening agents.

Carrot Juice

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You Will Need

4-6 carrots
A small piece of peeled ginger
Water

What You Have To Do

1. Cut the ginger and carrot into pieces and extract their juice.
2. Add some water to dilute the juice to the required consistency.
3. Drink this juice, preferably in the mornings.

How Often You Should Do This

Drink carrot juice every other day.

Why This Works

The antioxidants present in carrots will cleanse the body of free radicals, and this will start reflecting on your skin. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin A, which will not only improve the skin’s texture and health but also improve your eyesight.

Green Tea

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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon green tea leaves
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cream
What You Have To Do

1. Boil the tea leaves in water. When they impart color, remove from the flame. Cool it and add two teaspoons from it in a bowl.
2. To this, add the brown sugar and cream, and mix well.
3. Apply all over the face and scrub gently in circular motions.
4. Rinse with cold water after 10 minutes.

How Often You Should Do This

Apply this once or twice a week.

Why This Works

Green tea leaves are rich in flavonoids, which maintain the collagen production in the skin. It maintains the elasticity of the skin, makes your skin glow, and reverses the signs of aging.

Cod liver oil

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You Will Need

Cod liver oil capsules

What You Have To Do

1. Prick open the liver oil capsules and apply the oil present inside on the face and neck.
2. Massage it for a minute or two. Leave it on for about 10 minutes.
3. Rinse with water. You can also use a mild cleanser.

How Often You Should Do This

Apply cod liver oil once every day.

Why This Works

Cod liver oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A and D, EPA, and DHA. These nourish the skin, repair damaged cells, and give the face a radiant glow.

Olive oil

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What You Have To Do

1. Take a few drops of oil on your fingertips, and apply it all over the face and neck.
2. Massage in upward circles for two to three minutes, especially on your cheeks, nose, and forehead.
3. Dip the towel in the warm water, remove the excess water, and place this on the face for 30 to 40 seconds.
4. Dip the towel again in the warm water and gently wipe away the oil with it.
5. Pat your skin dry with a paper towel if required.

How Often You Should Do This

Do this every night before going to bed.

Why This Works

Olive oil is an excellent skin moisturizer and renders a natural shine as well. The flavonoids and polyphenols present in it protect the skin from free radicals and prevent damage. It repairs the skin cells and makes it healthy and glowing.

Water

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The most BEST home remedy for healthy glowing skin is remaining hydrated by drinking lots of WATER! The National Health Service (NHS) advises drinking around 1-2 litres of water. That’s roughly six to eight glasses a day. In hotter climates, the body will usually need more than this.

What home remedies do you use for healthier skin? Comment below

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Maintaining Healthy Relationships

Your mental health has a great impact on your ability to form and maintain relationships, whether it be with a spouse, parent, child, or friend.
Here are five tips tips on building  and maintaining healthy relationships:

1) Don’t sweat the small stuff. Sometimes, we lose the ability to celebrate our victories by often focusing only on our faults and failures. Always make an attempt to look at the bigger picture, including the things you are doing well in!

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2)  Accept and celebrate differencesOne of the biggest challenges we experience in relationships is that we are all different. Coming from different backgrounds and being exposed to different things in life, sometimes can lead us to expectations that people will think like we do and, in this way, it is so much easier to create a rapport. Life would be so much easier if everyone totally understood where we were coming from. However, it would also be very dull if we were all the same and, while we may find it initially easier, the novelty of sameness soon would wear off. So accepting and celebrating that we are all different is a great starting point.

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3) Express Yourself. Express your feelings; I cannot stress this enough! Keeping your feelings inside (whether good or bad) is never a great idea. Talk it out, release your thoughts, worries, and concerns. Holding your emotions in will eventually cause bad feelings to accumulate and further damage your relationships. Communication occurs when someone understands you, not just when you speak. One of the biggest dangers with communication is that we can work on the assumption that the other person has understood the message we are trying to get across. Developing effective communication skills is vital in maintaining relationships that are important to us.

 

4) Develop empathy.  Empathy and understanding build a connection between people. It is a state of perceiving and relating to another person’s feelings and needs without blaming, giving advice or trying to fix the situation.

5) Sometimes, being present is all that is required. Being present in the time you give to people is also important, so that, when you are with someone, make every attempt to truly be with them and not dwelling in the past or worrying about the future. This may also require stepping away from technology and putting our phones aside.clasped-hands-comfort-hands-people-45842

January’s Book Review

So, one of my New Year’s resolutions is to dedicate time to read at least one book a month. Here is the review for my book for January.

Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority by Tom Burrell
Published by SmileyBooks; 1 edition (February 1, 2010)
Paperback: 283 pages
Source: Purchased from Amazon for $11.99

This book not only challenges the narrative of inferiority of African Americans in the US, but also provides an interesting analysis of the “brainwashing” that has infected the psyches of many African Americans. It breaks down how deep rooted insecurities  reaching back to the days of slavery still has a grasp on Black Americans today.

Burrell shows how words and images in music and the media have been used for years to manipulate how blacks are viewed in this country and subsequently how many of us have unconsciously viewed ourselves. While many will argue that racist media propaganda died with the end of the Jim Crow era, Burrel breaks down how mainstream news outlets today still focus heavily on the negative aspects of the African American life, while at the same time ignoring or downplaying our contributions. From the damning portrayal of light skinned black women as sex vixens in music videos to black comedians  and their jokes on serious issues of dysfunction such as “bitch black women, deadbeat dads, bad ass kids and battling black parents”.

If he has done nothing else, Burrel gets the audience thinking and perhaps starting to devise solutions to changing the way blacks perceive themselves and eventually how others perceive us.

I would highly recommend this book to any individual that wants to be enlightened.

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If anyone is interested, I will be reselling my copy (used, with normal wear and tear) for $7.99 +shipping and handling.