Thursday, March 14, 2013

Healthy Skin and Diet


 Yesterday I treated myself to a facial and besides a  renewed complexion. I learned a great deal about keeping skin healthy with some tricks of the trade.


Earlier, I mentioned about how the orange keeps your skin young and moisturized. Another health benefit of oranges is that there is a powerful antioxidant called Beta-carotene which protects skin cells from getting damaged.

Use the orange peel for other health benefits!
You may have not known but oranges can be helpful for you and your home. Other benefits include:
• Orange peels are useful for exfoliating facial scrubs
• Orange peel oil baths is healthy for the skin
. Orange slices in water
  for additional vitamin C

Other Uses for Oranges

• Orange zest can flavour your cooking recipes
• Orange peels can be used to keep cats, ants and slugs away from your garden
• Orange peels can kindle your house fire
• Orange peels is a deodorizer
• Rubbing fresh orange peel can repel mosquitoes
From everything you read above, you can surely see the several health benefits that oranges contain. This is why it is so amazing and delicious. Enjoy the oranges and don’t allow any to go inside the trash


Bananas


Why it works is a bit of a mystery to the average lay person, but banana peels can be used for far more than just to "slip on" or compost in your garden. Banana peels contains lutein, an antioxidant and plenty of potassium, so maybe that is what makes the rubbing of the inside of a banana peel so healing? If you have warts, psoriasis or poison ivy, and have a banana on your kitchen counter top remember to use them for more than a snack.
One other hint I learned yesterday  to rub the inside of a banana peel on teeth and it helps with whitening.


Lemons


Lemon is an amazing fruit. It is good for you on the inside and out. I had no idea that lemon could do so many great things to make my skin look and feel better. Check out these 8 ways lemon is truly a miracle fruit.

Fade age spots - Just apply straight lemon to the areas before bed and wash off in the morning with cool water. After a week or two, the lemon will have cleansed the skin and lighten the color. If you want an all over body treatment, just add 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice to your bath and soak for 20 minutes.

For brighter, softer skin use fresh lemon juice on any area of your body, including the knees, elbows, and face to brighten up and soften your skin.

Get Rid of Blackheads If you rub lemon juice on the area with your blackheads, it should make them disappear. Do this every night and rinse with cool water in the morning until blackheads are gone.

Make a moisturizing mask for dry skin by mixing equal amounts of honey, lemon and olive oil. Apply the mixture to dry areas on the skin and allow it to dry thoroughly for about 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

As a toner for oily skin, combine 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons vodka, 1 tablespoon distilled water, and 1 teaspoon witch hazel. Apply with cotton balls and rinse with cool water. If you store in the refrigerator, it should last up to a week.

To exfoliate dead skin cells rub a cut lemon dipped into a half-teaspoon of sugar over your face for a few minutes, or create a mild mixture by using lemon juice, sugar and a small amount of water. Do this once a week to help remove dead skin cells and refresh your skin.

To make a lemon anti-wrinkle mask mix a teaspoon of honey, a few drops of lemon juice and a drop of sweet almond oil. Apply this mixture on the face and allow it to dry for 20 minutes and wash off.

If your skin is sensitive to the citric acid in lemons, you can dilute the juice with some water. Using a cotton ball to apply is the best way. Try not to use lemon juice on your skin before any sun exposure since it will make your skin more sensitive to the sun.


Flat Tummy Hints



Food rules Make these changes to your diet to lose weight and get a flat tummy fast!
1 Cut the C.R.A.P: Avoid the four main food groups that cause fat to cling to our bodies: caffeine, refined sugar, alcohol and processed foods.
2 But allow yourself a weekly cheat meal. Once a week, enjoy an indulgent meal of whatever you fancy, from creamy pasta to a slice of chocolate cake with cream. As ong as you're eating clean, healthy food the rest of the time, an occasional high-fat treat actually speeds up your metabolism.
3 Take fish oil supplements: They burn fat and supply essential fatty acids.
4 Always have breakfast: Eat within one hour of waking up. If you don't have time for a proper breakfast, just grab a piece of fruit and a few nuts.
5 Don't eat after 8pm: Eating a large meal in the evening when your body is slowing down or sleeping is a bad idea for your digestion and weight.