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Laser therapy!

Laser hair removal has become a common trend these days. It has become one of the most common cosmetic procedures. It is ranked second amoung the cosmetic procedures behind neurotoxin injections in.frequency of procedures performed.

In Laser hair removal the beams of highly concentrated light designed especially to selectively absorb into the hair follicles, and penetrate by the pigment in the hair follicles and to destroy the hair within that hair follicle.

Various of lasers and different kinds of light sources have neem developed that may help in laser hair removal. Howerver, this procedure was originally describe to be performed only on light skin ane dark hairs but through the help of modern technologies the procedure have been made safer for darker skins and all other types. Different types of laser are used in hair removal in this procedure. Diode, Neodymium YAG, alexandrite, amd intense pulsed light sources are some most common types of laser utilized.

The laser removal procedure have many advantages too. They are used to remove Unwanted hair from face, arm, underarm, leg and other areas. Advantages of laser hair removal include, Selectively targeting dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged, Great speed, that means each pulse of the laser can take a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time and small areas can also be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, may take up to an hour. Moreover, it is reported that Ninety two percent of patients have permanent hair loss after an average of four to five sessions.

Cucumber, a blessing in disguise

I personally, love having cucumber in my salad but point to be notice is, cucumber is not only used for eating purpose but also for enhancing your beauty. Cucumber face mask is one of the most admired and chosen masks in beauty applications. It has been topically applied as facial mask since ages because of numerous cucumber advantages on face skin. Face skin needs to be finest, beautiful, smooth, tender and soft particularly when you do not like to apply that much of make up. Cucumber reduces oiliness on face, improves complexion and clog the pores. It is a very well known natural cure to reduce puffiness and dark circles around eyes.

Now to make your face flawless, you can take help of cucumber facial masks as cucumber offers so many benefits to skin. Cucumber is an important ingredient in masks that are made at home as well as in parlours.

It could be used in making homemade facial masks and at times, cut slices of cucumber are kept over the eyes to provide with coolness and relaxation. Dark circles make you look tired. Cucumber slices help in relaxing tired eyes. Use a cool cucumber to treat dark circles under your eyes. Put the slice on closed eyes while lying down. The coolness of cucumber will constrict the blood vessels and thats how you’ll feel good. Cucumber juice could also be used for this purpose.

Having said that, Cucumber and Honey face mask can help fight acne. Cucumber and Yogurt face mask can help in hydrating the dry skin. Cucumber and lemon face masks are good for treating blemishes and scars. For oily skin, one could use cucumber and mint mask!

If you want the lighter skin tone and complexion, you can make use of cucumber face masks. Cucumber is helpful to improve the skin color and for brightening the texture of your skin. It also helps in getting rid of sun burns and other scars

One can easily look and feel beautiful while using cucumber face masks recipes at home. They are natural, simple, fascinating, easy to make and at the same time filled with several skin advantages.

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Getting rid of blackheads with tomatoes

Truss tomatoes.

Blackheads!! One of the most threatening problems for teenage girls. Most pimples, acne, blackheads occur when pores become clog with dust or dirt.

tomatoes, rich in vitamin C, vitamin A and citric acid are a natural blackhead remedy. Of course, they are cheaper than commercial acne formulations and may be less irritating to the skin. Tomatoes can be used with lime juice or alone, tomato paste can also be used as a mask.

Blackheads

As having blackheads on your face can be really hard so fortunately we have got tomatoes which provides cure from this curse in a very efficient and cheap manner. Blackheads and acne scars can be avoided as tomatoes have the advantage of normalizing and moistening the oily skin. Moreover, they could be applied directly on the blackhead prone areas without the need of any sort of raw consumption.

Tomatoes can be applied in various forms:

1) Avocado and tomato cleansing mask

2) Basic tomato facial

3) Lime pore and tomato reducing mask

4) Yogurt and tomato cooling mask.

One could any of the fore mentioned methods and can apply to the face for blackhead removal because these methods are safe and natural, hundred percent.

Blackheads are called comedones by doctors, when they are closed they are called whiteheads because white head is raised on your skin and forms bumps. So tomatoes cam provide efficient treatment to those comedones without pinching, scraping, poking, pressing or squeezing too hard.

Maintaining a clear and beautiful skin takes time, consistency and efforts. Even dermatologists may recommend lots of products but they may be expensive enough!

LEMON FOR YOUR SCARS

Ever considered tackling your kitchen for raw materials that can improve your skin? Are you tired of looking like a pathetic rag-weed with all those scars on your face? Next stop, the kitchen, please.

There are so many brands to choose from. Out of them, about 90% of scrubs and lotions would have allergic effects on your face if you have an oily or a sensitive skin. Soaps contain chemicals in them which should be kept miles away from your face. Your face is delicate and it needs ultimate care; the care which even a dermatologist face-wash would at times lack in providing you.

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As far as scars are concerned, try going for some natural pastes. Lemon juice has been known to possess exquisite acidic properties which can kill the bacteria in the pimples or acne on your skin. However, lemon juice can also be used as a mild treatment for those ugly scars that the acne have left pimping your skin. You can apply lemon juice on your skin by squeezing the solution right onto your scars and leaving it for about ten minutes. You can rinse your face with a compatible face wash, one that has been tested fair enough and does not add to your skin’s steamy woes.

For better results, make a paste of lemon juice and glycerin in which the latter should be in greater parts as compared to the former. The paste can be applied once or twice a week. It can also be applied thrice a week for better results.

Food for your hair!

Do you believe in making resolutions? Some resolutions are meant to be broken, as usual. We find it really hard to keep them when Christmas is around the corner. But, right now, we are relating to our hair and our beauty.

What do you usually do when you face a hair problem? You would usually Google out the latest products and splurge your money on these made-to-appear-costly products. For once, be cheap and look around your house, preferably your kitchen for some products.

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Let us start with milk and eggs. Did you know that these two are the best for protein treatments? If not, then, you must at once start hunting your refrigerator for some milk and eggs. Whisk the eggs and apply to your hair. However, do not apply milk and egg together as too much protein can damage your hair and destroy them. Be slow and treat wise.

As for milk, take at least 3-5 tbsp in a bowl.  Before taking a shower, rinse your hair with milk carefully. Make sure that each strand of your hair dips in the milk. Also, you should apply the milk close to our scalp. In this way, the milk will act as nutrition for your hair and will soothe your hair to the tips.

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Secondly, olive oil is also considered to be the best among all the sophomore oils. You can rinse your hair with olive once or twice a week for better results. Your hair will become softer and silkier to your surprise.

Feeding Your Child Anger and Aggression?

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Aggression, mischief and playfulness are common to children of age 3-10 years; this is what we love them for. However, sometimes it is not mischief but violence, hostility and viciousness. It is very important to understand the psyche of your child to differentiate between the two. In the latter situation, behavior and attitude interrupts in your child’s classroom, home and outdoor life.

It is not always a hard-to-remember medical condition that your child might be suffering from; sometimes as simple as a few eating habits are making your child hostile and harsh.

 

Here we list the diet related conditions that alter your child’s behavior:

 

  • Feeding your gluten intolerant child, unintentionally, with whole wheat and refined wheat products not only cause diarrhea, weight loss and other GI conditions but also behavioral abnormalities such as irritability, peevishness, difficulty in learning, mental immaturity, confusion and stupor. Very rare cases also result in Autism.
  • Abundant intake of Soy leading to accumulation of Manganese. Hypermanganesemia, usually caused by diet rich in Soy, results in learning and cognitive disabilities and delayed mental growth. If the fetus is exposed to dangerously high levels of manganese, it may lead to developmental disorders.
  • Another ingredient of soy, phytoestrogens, increases the risk of hyperthyroidism in teenagers. This leads to hostility, petulance and enmity in young adults, leading to disloyalty towards parents.
  • Refined and artificial carbohydrates induce hyperactivity in children. Dr. Parris Kidd, in one of her reviews, reported that refined sugar utilization leads to hyperactivity, aggression and destructive behavior among children of age 4-11 years.
  • Aspartame in candies, gums and beverages stupor, irritability, nervousness, sleeping disorders, multiple phobias and severe headaches in children.

A wondrous herb – Aloe Vera

 

If I am allowed to award Aloe Vera with a title, I would call it “King of All Medicinal Herbs.” When my mother first had knee-pain, it was then that I recognized the blessings of Aloe Vera to mankind. Egyptians called Aloe Vera “The Plant of Immortality.” Surely, it is! If you still do not have an Aloe Vera plant in your kitchen garden, certainly you’ll plant one after reading this article.

  • Aloe Vera is very useful for curing the bowel problems including constipation, inflammatory bowel diseases, ulcers, alleviates acidity.
  •  Aloe Vera has excellent anti inflammatory properties thereby relieve rheumatoid arthritis, eye and ear inflammatory diseases.
  • Aloe Vera delays cancer growth.
  • Aloe Vera clears out bad cholesterol (LDL) from the body.
  • Aloe Vera has anti-aging properties, used in various anti-aging creams. It revitalizes the skin, heals dead skin and brings back the natural glow.
  • Aloe Vera detoxifies the body from oxidative stress. Severe accumulation of ROS in the body leads to CPS.
  • Aloe Vera provides the body with essential minerals, vitamins and proteins.
  • Aloe Vera is great for the health of kidneys. It not only reduces the risk of renal stones but also aids in normal filtration of fluid.
  • Aloe Vera stabilizes the rate of body metabolism and helps to burn out excessive fats. Aloe Vera juice is, therefore, very helpful for weight loss.
  • Regular doses of Aloe Vera regulate blood sugar level.
  • Aloe Vera is very effective for people suffering from sinusitis.
  • Aloe Vera has numerous benefits for hair.

Impact of Climate Change on Crop Production

imagesCrops have always been sensitive to climate change. Even a single season of not enough or too much rainfall, a hot spell or cold snap at the wrong time, extremities of weather such as floods and storms; all have a debilitating effect on crop yields and livestock production.

That was one side of the picture. The other of the picture is totally opposite. One recent research of Stanford University reports 5% increase in global production of maize and wheat since 1980, as a result of to climatic changes. Raised carbon dioxide concentrations – the main cause of climate change – could increase production of some crops, such as rice, soybean and wheat.

The future course of global food production will depend on how well societies can adapt to such climatic changes. According to IPCC, the agriculture of poorer, low-latitude countries, would be seriously challenged as climate rises 3*C than normal. The richer, higher latitude countries have greater capacity to adapt to the changing climatic conditions.

Climate changes affect agricultural production by causing variation in the timing and intensity of rainfall and shift in temperatures and carbon dioxide concentrations. As a result of climate change, crops normally seen growing in the south of Europe will be able to be grown further north. This would allow more sweet-corn, grapes, sunflowers, soya and maize to be grown in Britain. In Scotland, livestock farming could become more suitable. At the higher latitudes warmer temperatures are predicted to lengthen and increase the intensity of the growing season. But more CO2 and a major temperature rise could cut yields by around 10% later in the century.

 

6 Foods that Can Cause Pain and 6 that Can Alleviate it

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Has chronic pain been your problems since ages? Tired of all those regular medications? Perhaps, your medications are not as effective as they should be owing to your diet. You guess it right, some food ingredients predispose you to even more pain. Lets first list those culprit foods and then we will discuss the pain relieving foods.

Pain inducing Foods:

Egg yolk contains arachidonic acid, the main fatty acid involved in inflammation.

Beer drinking as few as two beers each week increases your risk of getting gout by a quarter.

Fried Foods are high in omega-6 fatty acids. While your body needs a balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, increased levels lead to chronic pain.

Processed/canned foods cause chronic pain and inflammation as they contain gluten, trans fats, high levels of omega-6 fatty acids, and artificial chemicals.

Meat particularly red meat is high in arachidonic acid and cause chronic pain and inflammation.

Trans fats increase inflammation in your body, which can cause all-over pain and discomfort.

Pain relieving Foods:

Red Grapes contains resveratrol, that blocks the enzymes contributing to tissue degeneration. 

Sage is an anti-inflammatory herb. Throat sprays containing sage provide relief from sore throat.

Cherries contain anthocyanins. These powerful antioxidants inhibit pain enzymes, as aspirin or any other NSAID does.

Green Tea is an excellent source of polyphenols which reduce free radicals in the body.

Ginger fights off pain with its anti-inflammatory properties. It is as effective as ibuprofen in relieving menstrual pain.

Salmon has omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce arthritic pain.

Going Organic: Fresh Produce Delivered Straight to Your Home

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There are a lot of advantages you can gain from finding organic food stores that can accommodate your needs for your diet, especially those with home delivery options. One such advantage is that you get to have a wider range of options that do not limit you to the usual selections available in the produce section of your local supermarket. More importantly, you are able to support environmental preservation efforts by choosing to eat produce that does not contain any pesticides or other chemicals.

 

Most stores that offer delivery of organic food can in fact take your order in advance and have the produce delivered right where you want it and when you want it. This allows you to plan your meals ahead based on your purchases and make the necessary arrangements to make sure that you are able to receive the delivery as scheduled.

 

If you have decided to adopt an organic diet, one of the best ways to have a constant supply of organic produce is to search the internet for possible organic food delivery options. A lot of organic farms these days have their own websites where they put up their produce for sale. Most of these also offer home delivery services, so you can be sure that you can have organic food every time that you need it.

 

Having fresh, organic produce means you don’t have to waste time driving around and looking for an organic shop or a supermarket in your area that carries great choices. This means you not only save on gas, but you also lessen your carbon footprint.