Eye Care

Tips for Eye Care

Eyes are one of  the most wonderful gift given to us, so we should take care of the eyes.

Here are some tips to take care of your eyes:


Take diet consisting of fruits and vegetables and full of vitamins to make eyes brighter.

Have a good night sleep and give enough rest to your eyes.

Wash eyes with cold water to get sparkling eyes

Soak cotton in Luke warm milk and cover eyes with it for 15 min. 

Wear a good quality sunglasses which protect your eyes from UV rays while going out in the sun.
 
To soothe tired eyes, take cucumber slices and place on closed eyes for 10 minutes. Now relax completely. 



Since the skin around the eyes is very sensitive, take good care and handle it delicately. You can massage your eyes with almond oil using your ring finger without giving much pressure.
 
If your eye twitches, or your eyes are red and feeling itchy, massage your scalp with curd.

After every 20 to 30 minutes of work, look at a distant away object and blink several times. This will help in better focusing.


For Puffy Eyes: Grate a potato with its peel and apply on your closed eyelids for about 20 minutes and relax completely. You may even take a nap.


Apply pure castor oil for the eyebrows  and eye lashes before going to bed for good growth.

Read in good light and keep a good distance while watching television. 

Splashing water on you face during breaks can keep you refreshed. This also helps in cooling your eyes.


Rub your palms against each other till them become warm. Cover your eyes with your warm palms for about a minute. Palming is another great way to relax and soothe your eyes. Do this in morning when you wake up.

For wrinkles or fine lines around the eyes, apply egg white, leave it till it dries and wash it off with cold water. Do this regularly or on alternate days. This natural remedy for wrinkles around the eyes is very effective.

In a small bowl of chilled water add few drops of Vitamin E oil or Rose Water. Dip cotton pads for 5 minutes in this and place on the eyes while relaxing for 20 minutes everyday.  This will refresh your eyes.

 
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ANGER MANAGEMENT

ANGER

Anger is one of the most misunderstood and overused of human emotions. Anger is a natural emotion that every human and many non-human animals experience. We need to understand that anger is a reaction to an inner emotion and not a planned action.


Mild forms of human anger may include displeasure, irritation or dislike. When we react to frustration, criticism or a threat, we may become angry and usually this is a healthy response. Anger may be a secondary response to feeling sad, lonely or frightened.


Anger is not just a mental state of mind. It triggers an increase in heart rate, blood pressure and levels of adrenaline and noradrenaline.



Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to following problems:

  • Backache
  • Headache 
  • Stroke 
  • Skin problems
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Low self-esteem
  • Moodiness
  • Grief     
  • Rudeness
  • Tiredness
  • Hunger
  • Pain   
  • Some physical conditions, such as pre-menstrual syndroms 
  • Physical illness 
  • Mental illness 
  • Alcohol, some drugs, alcohol abuse, drug abuse 
  • Injustice
  • Being teased or bullied  
  • Humiliation
  • Embarrassment
  • Deadlines 
  • Traffic jam 
  • Disappointment
  • Failure
  • Infidelity
  • Burglary
  • Financial problems   
  • Being told you have a serious illness   

What Is Anger Management?

Anger management is a procedure of acquiring the skills to recognize signs that you are becoming angry, and taking action to deal with the situation in a positive way.



Dealing with Anger:

The first step in dealing with anger is to become aware of it. There are many ways to handle anger once you recognize it and get to the reason of it.

Relaxation: As simple as it sounds, basic relaxation exercises can be powerful tools in overcoming one's anger. Among these simple techniques are deep breathing. BREATH IN and OUT.

Express your anger: Make sure you do this when you have calmed down. Do this in an non-aggressive way.

Cognitive Restructuring: Cognitive restructuring is basically changing the way you think about things. This involves thinking more positively about a situation.

Problem Solving: Not all anger is inappropriate. Make a plan for how you can fix the situation and approach it with good intentions.

Better Communication: Angry people tend to jump to conclusions and overreact. By slowing down and thinking about what to say, this problem can be avoided. Also, make sure you understand what other people are saying before responding to them.

Using Humor: By refusing to take yourself too seriously, you can defuse your anger. Try using humorous imagery to lighten your mood or to make fun of yourself. However, you should avoid using sarcastic and harsh humor which is simply another expression of anger.

Change Your Environment: Often our environment contributes to our anger by causing irritation and fury. When stress becomes too intense, simply get away for 15 minutes and refresh.

Sleep: try to get at least 7 hours good quality sleep every night. Sleep is crucial for good mental and physical health.



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BAD BREATH

Bad Breath

Bad breath, medically called "halitosis" can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath develops from the bacteria that are present in our mouth. These bacteria contact with the food we eat and release a foul odor.



Basically, all the food you eat begins to be broken down in your mouth. As foods are digested and absorbed into your bloodstream, they are eventually carried to your lungs and given off in your breath. If you eat foods with strong odors (such as garlic or onions), brushing and flossing -- even mouthwash -- merely covers up the odor temporarily. The odor will not go away completely until the foods have passed through your body.


WHAT CAUSES BAD BREATH?

If you don't brush and floss your teeth daily, food particles can remain in your mouth, which promotes bacterial growth between teeth, around the gums, and on the tongue. This causes bad breath.



Dry mouth also causes bad breath. When you have dry mouth, especially in the morning, dead cells accumulate in the mouth and decompose causing foul odor.


When our mouth is dry, saliva production decreases, leaving the mouth’s natural ability to clean itself impaired. Saliva is the mouth’s natural mouthwash, which contains properties that reduces bacteria in the mouth.


TREATMENT OF BAD BREATH


Brush your teeth and rinse your mouth thoroughly after every meal to remove food particle from the mouth.


Brush with baking soda to reduce the acidity in the mouth and make it difficult for the bacteria to grow.


When you are brushing your teeth, also brush your tongue. The tongue is covered with thousands of tiny hairs that can trap bacteria.



Drink sufficient amount of water (6-8 glasses) daily.


Gargle with salt water to reduce bacteria in the mouth.


Quit smoking. Tar and nicotine can build up on the surface of the teeth, tongue and cheeks. It can also dry the mouth and inhibit saliva flow.


Exercise and eat fiber rich foods to prevent constipation.


A few drops of peppermint or tea tree oil can be applied to the tongue or toothbrush to help freshen the breath. In addition to its refreshing nature, their antibacterial properties will kill the bacteria found in the mouth.


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Home Remedies for Dandruff

HOME REMEDIES FOR DANDRUFF

Dandruff is best described as the excessive shedding of skin on the scalp. Many people suffer from dandruff problems. Fortunately, there are many ways to treat and prevent dandruff.


Causes of Dandruff


Dandruff is a condition marked by excessive scalp flaking and itchiness. Dandruff has several causes, including dry skin, excessive cold weather, Hormonal changes, an overgrowth of yeast. Stress and poor diet also have been linked to dandruff.




Home Remedies:


Keep hair and scalp clean to avoid accumulation of dead cells:
The foremost consideration in the treatment of dandruff is to keep the hair and scalp clean so as to minimise the accumulation of dead cells.

Mix lemon peels with extra virgin coconut oil and allow the mixture to absorb direct sunlight for one week or up to 10 days. Strain the mixture and use it to pre-treat hair before shampooing.


Hair should be brushed daily to improve circulation:
The hair should be brushed daily to improve the circulation and remove any flakiness. Exposure of the head to the rays of the sun is also a useful measure in the treatment of dandruff.

Washing hair in green gram powder twice weekly helps keep the scalp healthy and reduces dandruff.

Using olive oil on hair gives the scalp healthy nourishment with such vitamins as vitamins A, E and K. Olive oil also has anti-inflammatory qualities, which can be helpful when the scalp is irritated. Olive oil should be warmed slightly and applied to the hair and scalp, and keep it for at least 30 minutes before shampooing and rinsing.

Dandruff Treatment using Lime:
The use of a teaspoon of fresh lime juice for the last rinse, while washing the hair, is another useful remedy. This not only leaves the hair glowing but also removes stickiness and prevents dandruff. Lime juice or lemon juice is an excellent oily dandruff home remedy and can also be used to prevent this scalp condition.

Dandruff can be removed by massaging the hair for half an hour with curd which has been kept open for three days, or with a few drops of lime juice mixed. Apply it on your hair before taking shower.


Dandruff Shampoo:
Mild cases of dandruff often can be cured just by washing the hair and scalp daily with a gentle shampoo. Shampooing can remove excess oil and dandruff flakes from the scalp. If a gentle shampoo doesn't do the trick, a medicated dandruff shampoo might be necessary.
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STRESS and BEAUTY

STRESS and BEAUTY

Stress has become our face's constant companion and is unfortunately one of the major causes of premature ageing.

We all experience stress from time to time, but when stress occurs frequently and is left uncontrolled it can cause both health concerns and a hazard to your appearance.


To manage stress, you need to understand how body reacts to tension?

Stress is a natural response to emotional or physical threats. This can be from work, a daily routine or family life. When we are tense, our adrenal glands release "stress response" hormones and increases levels of cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone that can effect oil production in the skin and creates higher levels of visceral fat (abdominal fat). Increased oil production can lead to skin problems and acne.

Stress also makes the body more susceptible to infection and causes the skin to repair itself more slowly by time.


How Harmful Stress Is?

Once this stress response has been activated, the body responds by an increase in heart rate, an increase in blood pressure, muscular stress, and the blood flowing away from the digestive functions toward the muscles.

Your digestive system shuts down. Food will pass undigested into the small intestines, your immune system is disturbed.



Pale complexion: Blood flow is disturbed during stress period which results in sending the majority of blood to vital organs like the brain, heart, and lungs and therefore, away from the skin.

Headaches: Clenched muscles in the neck, face, and scalp can lead to tension headaches. Also known as muscle-contraction headaches these range from mild to severe pain.


How you can deal with Stress?

Find a quite place and go there, frequently if needed.

Deep breathing activates what's known as a parasympathetic response: it increases digestion, slows the heart rate and relaxes muscles.

Allow plenty of time for sleep, and practice good "sleep hygiene." That means sleeping in a comfortable place, no caffeine or alcohol before bed and getting up at a regular time each morning (regardless of how well you slept the night before).

Get some regular exercise almost every day for at least 30 minutes. It could be a walk around the block or a work-out at the gym, but get up and move. Don't, however, exercise within 1 - 2 hours of going to bed.


Eat healthy ... remember lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Try to avoid lots of fatty foods and sugary foods.

Do something which gives you comfort and relax your mind.

Drink plenty of fluids, preferably water. Limit caffeinated drinks and alcohol.

Talk to someone ...... a friend, family member, counselor, or clergy member, even a pet or stuffed animal.


Be with people. The strongest factor that separates those who deal with stress well from those that don't is the presence of a strong social network of friends and family. Being with these people, talking to them, spending time with them, doing for others and letting others help you is the most important thing you can do to get through stressful times.

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Eat Healthy Stay Young

EAT HEALTHY STAY YOUNG


Healthy eating builds a healthy body. You can improve your skin with healthy eating. Improving your skin and health requires a nutritious diet, plenty of water, fresh air, exercise, sleep and minimum stress.

What You CAN Do?

Eating healthy doesn't mean giving up the foods you love, it means choosing food wisely. Try some of the following suggestions while eating to get a healthy lifestyle.

1- Eat a variety of nutrient-rich foods:

You need more than 40 different nutrients for good health, and no single food supplies them all. Your daily  food selection should include bread and other whole-grain products; fruits, vegetables, dairy products, meat, poultry, fish and other protein foods.


2- Breakfast is the key to stay Young and Healthy: 

Do you know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day?
Most people give a variety of reasons for not eating breakfast. A common reason is that they are not hungry in the morning, which is a result of eating a full meal late in the evening or late snacking. When they go to bed, the body is still busy digesting all that food. 

In the result, if you skip breakfast in the morning you may find yourself tired, dizzy and irritable and that your concentration is poor. It may take you longer to carry out tasks or you just might not feel to do anything.


3- Eat moderate portions:

If you keep portion sizes of your food reasonable, it's easier to eat that food and stay healthy. Most of all it helps food to digest fast.
 
4- Eat slowly:

It's a wonderful way to savour your food and to eat less. Start by putting your fork down between bites, chewing a bit more or cutting food into smaller pieces.


5- Eat regular meals:

Skipping meals can lead to out-of-control hunger, often resulting in overeating. When you're very hungry, it's also tempting to forget about good nutrition. Snacking between meals can help curb hunger, but don't eat so much that your snack becomes an entire meal.



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 Sleep better Look better

Sleep is a major factor influencing your over-all health and skin. If you do not get adequate amount of sleep, you will quickly notice feeling low, tired, irritable and have difficulties with concentrating or just staying awake.

Similarly, but less obviously, your reaction time and coordination will be reduced, and your memory and mathematical abilities will be affected.

You can improve the quality of your sleep by establishing regular sleeping patterns, always going to bed and getting up around the same time everyday.


If you continually suffer from lack of sleep, the results can be severe. It could result into:

  • weakened immune system
  • obesity
  • diabetes
  • Stress
  • More chances of Heart Attack and Cancer
  • signs of premature aging of the skin
  • cognitive problems (short-term memory)


Tips for Better Sleep:

Rest Is Great For Your Skin, if you take your full sleep there are less chances of having Dark Circles under your eyes and you look fresh.

Take full 6-8 hours sleep, when you take full sleep your mind works better and is fresh to start your daily works.

Don’t go to bed hungry or full.

Don’t nap. But if you have to, do it before 3 pm and for less than an hour.

Create the right environment. Make sure your room is dark and quiet, and the right temperature which suits you.

Reduce stress. If you’re worried about getting your work done, make a to-do list for the next day to assure yourself you have enough time to accomplish what needs to get done. Once the chores that cause you stress are down on paper, your mind is free to relax and think more pleasant thoughts.

Read a book, or some other calm activity that relaxes you.

Avoid caffeine in the hours before sleep.


Benefits of Sleep:

Important hormone production is regulated during sleep. In children, human growth hormone (HGH) is released during deep sleep. Insufficient sleep can affect hormonal balance in adults as well.

During your sleep skin damage is repaired which is caused by exposure to pollution, harmful cosmetics, chemicals and radiation from the sun.

Another benefit of sleep is that it can slow down the aging process. So if you want to look beautiful and radiant, you have a clear message. Hit the bed right away.


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Grow Healthy Long Hair

Growing long and healthy hair
is everybody's wish. Hair grows long naturally, but
for some people it takes some time. 

Another important thing to keep in mind is that just about everyone has a "terminal length" which is the longest your hair can grow based on the active growth period of your hair follicles (the growth cycle of individual hair follicles turns on and off as determined by your genetics) which is natural and you can't help it. But, you can definitely make your hair look more beautiful by following some quick and easy tips.



TIPS TO GROW YOUR HAIR:

  1. A proper diet is essential to your hair. This means that you need to have adequate amounts of proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals to have healthy hair.

  2. Drinking plenty of water is good for your hair growth.

  3. Protecting your hair from an excessive exposure to sunlight and to salt water and chlorine.

  4. Do not use water that is too hot for your scalp and your hair.

  5. Try to use comb instead of hair brush.

  6. Let your hair get dry naturally. Using too much of hair dryers and other electronics can ruin your hair.


  7. One of the best and tested way to grow hair  faster is to have it trimmed regularly. A small trim to get rid of split ends will make hair grow faster.

  8. Deep condition your hair weekly.

  9. Try to use Herbal Shampoo which has less chemicals involved.

  10. Do not brush hair when it is wet, this causes breakage. Use a wide tooth comb.

  11. The best advice I can give you is proper nutrition. Eat food rich in protein (like eggs) and as much fruits and vegetables as you can.

  12. Stress also thins your hair and does not help the growth of it.

  13. A daily rinse with rosemary water will make hair grow faster.


  14. Warm some olive oil and massage this into your scalp and hair. Wrap in a towel and keep on overnight. In the morning, soak a towel in hot water, squeeze out, then wrap your hair and head in it for a few minutes. Repeat a few times then wash off the oil in your hair. Do this once a week.

  15.  Aloe vera is also a good herbal treatment to grow hair fast, long, and healthy. Simply rub a fresh open leaf over your scalp and hair. Leave on for an hour then rinse off. Do this daily for thick, long, and healthy hair.
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