14 Home Remedies To Make You Look Younger!

 

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14 Home Remedies To MakeYou Look Younger! 

How old are you really? See how your daily habits affect your true age—and how to knock off years, starting today. The answer is more complicated than counting the number of candles you blew out on your last birthday cake. Your daily habits can either add or subtract years from your life—like how much you exercise, or how stressed you allow yourself to be. Read on for 14 things you can start doing today to live a longer, healthier life.

 

Lose Weight

Being obese increases the risk of diabetes, cancer and heart disease, possibly shaving up to 12 years off your life, per an analysis in the journal Obesity. But being too thin can hike your risk of osteoporosis and poor immune function. So aim to stay at a weight that’s healthy for you.

 

Cap your drinks

Regularly exceeding one drink a day or three in one sitting can damage organs, weaken the immune system and increase the risk of some cancers.

 

Ease your stress

Chronic stress makes us feel old—and actually ages us: In a 2012 study, Austrian researchers found that work-related tension harms DNA in our cells, speeding up the shortening of telomeres—which protect the ends of our chromosomes and which may indicate our life expectancy. Of course, it’s impossible to completely obliterate stress. “What’s important is how you manage it,” says Thomas Perls, MD, associate professor at Boston University school of Medicine and creator of the Living to 100 Life Expectancy Calculator. Practice yoga, pray, meditate, relax in the shower or do whatever else chills you out.

 

Keep learning

Having more education lengthens your life span, according to a study in the journal Health Affairs, for a number of reasons. Extra schooling may help you become better informed about how to live a healthy life. And educated folks, as a group, have a higher income, which means greater access to good health care and insurance.

 

Connect

More and more research points to the value of having friends, and not just on Facebook. An Oxford University study found that being married makes you less likely to die of heart disease, which researchers suggest may be due to partners encouraging the other to seek early medical treatment. Same goes for friendships: Australian research showed that people with the most buddies lived 22 percent longer than those with the smallest circle. “Having positive, meaningful, intimate relationships is critical to most people’s well-being,” says Linda Fried, MD, dean of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

 

Extend a hand

Volunteering is linked to a lower risk of death, a University of Michigan study suggests. But you don’t have to log hours at a soup kitchen: Simply helping friends and family—say, by tutoring your niece or assisting your neighbor with her groceries—lowers blood pressure, according to researchers at the University of Tennessee and Johns Hopkins University.

 

Work out often

Exercising regularly—ideally at least three days of cardio and two days of strength training a week—may help slow the aging process, Canadian doctors reported. “Being physically active is like keeping the car engine tuned,” Dr. Fried says. “Even if there’s decline with age, it’s less severe.” You were never an athlete? Don’t worry: Starting to work out now can reduce your likelihood of becoming ill going forward, a 2014 study suggests.

 

Reconsider your protein

A diet rich in processed meat—including hot dogs, sausage, cured bacon and cured deli meats—has been linked to a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes and colon cancer. Limit your intake as much as possible.

 

Give up smoking

Lighting up increases your risk of not only lung cancer but also heart disease and cancer of almost every other organ. “Just one cigarette a day can take 15 years off your life,” Dr. Perls says. Though you won’t instantly revert to pre-smoking health, kicking butts will cut your added cardiovascular risk in half after a year and to that of a nonsmoker after 15.

 

Enjoy your joe

Good news for java lovers: Research indicates that drinking coffee regularly may protect against diabetes, cirrhosis and liver cancer. And Harvard research suggests that drinking 3 1/2 cups a day may lower risk of heart disease. Read more about the health benefits of coffee.

 

Sleep better

For evidence that you can—and should—make slumber a priority, look no further than a 2013 study from the University of Surrey in England, which compared a group who got less than six hours of sleep a night with a group who got 8 1/2 hours. After just one week, snoozing less had altered the expression of 711 genes, including ones involved in metabolism, inflammation and immunity, which may raise the risk of conditions from heart disease to obesity.

 

Have More Sex

The feel-good rush you get from it helps you fight stress and depression, jolt the immune system and lower blood pressure.

 

Go Mediterranean

In a 2013 Annals of Internal Medicine study, women who followed a Mediterranean-style diet were 40 percent more likely to live past 70 without major chronic illness than those with less healthy diets. Eat lots of veggies, fruit, fish and whole grains, and avoid simple carbs, such as pasta and sugar (“age accelerators,” Dr. Perls calls them). Try these Mediterranean diet recipes.

 

Know your history

Have one or more relatives who lived into their 90s? You may be genetically blessed. But that doesn’t mean you should quit the gym and live on doughnuts. “Before you get to extreme ages, healthy lifestyle is more critical than genes,” Dr. Perls says. So thank your ancestors, but stick to vegetables and cardio as life insurance.

Source MSN

Anti Aging Secrets From Hollywood Starlets

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Anti Aging Secrets From Hollywood Starlets

OK, you’re pushing 30 . . . don’t panic! Even if you were a complete anti aging recluse in your 20s, there is still time to enter the next decade with endless grace and fewer wrinkles. And who better to steal skin care secrets from than the actresses who remain looking forever young? These Hollywood starlets may be in their 30s, but there’s nary a dark spot in sight. Their beauty favorites range from drugstore classics to cult luxury elixirs and even a DIY recipe. With this shopping list under your belt, you can celebrate your 30s without a worry line in sight.

 

Emily Blunt, 31

When you get on the other side of 30, it’s customary to up your makeup game. But Emily’s makeup artist, Jenn Streicher, will tell you skin care is still important, too. She uses Kate Somerville Hydrating Quench Serum ($65) on Emily before applying foundation for a dewy glow.]

 

Kate Bosworth, 31

Yes, the megamodel is pretty much flawless on the red carpet, and it’s hard not to swoon over her dewy skin. You can curb your jealousy by grabbing her go-to face savior, the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask ($90) — Katie Holmes and Cate Blanchett are also fans. Kate keeps her refrigerator stocked with these cloth masks to keep from looking tired after jetting across continents.

 

Jessica Biel, 32

Jessica is a known fan of the Éminence Organics skin care products, and like any porcelain-skinned actress, she swears by daily SPF. Try Éminence Tropical Vanilla Sun Cream SPF 32 ($68). The beauty lesson here: a strict sunscreen regimen equals fewer wrinkles at 40.

 

Jessica Alba, 32

Should you start using retinol now that you’re in your 30s? Jessica does! This gorgeous actress keeps her skin looking fresh by using Shani Darden Retinol Reform Serum ($95) every night. She’s also a fan of the Koh Gen Do makeup line. We can’t promise amazing skin like hers, but it’s worth a try.

 

Michelle Williams, 33

Michelle counts on star facialist Joanna Vargas to keep her complexion clear before big red carpets. But in case you aren’t in NYC to make an appointment, you can get a similar glow using Joanna Vargas Daily Serum ($85), aka immaculate skin in a bottle.

 

Kate Hudson, 34

One thing we know for sure is that we are deeply jealous of Kate’s skin. But luckily we don’t have to go that far because she’s open about her skin care favorites. The actress swears by Egyptian Magic All-Purpose Skin Cream ($37).

She also has a love of DIY recipes. So if you can’t get your hands on her product pick, try whipping up her favorite brightening mask recipe of strawberries and lemon juice.

 

Jaime King, 34

Don’t worry about asking for an in-depth microdermabrasion treatment for your 30th birthday. Instead, gift yourself a tube of Skinceuticals Micro-Exfoliating Scrub ($30). It’s one of Jaime’s antiaging favorites. We’re also stealing her daring makeup and hair manifesto — like that time she sported blue hair.

 

Kerry Washington, 37

Remember back in your 20s when you fell asleep in last night’s eyeliner? Two words: crow’s feet! Take a page from Kerry’s skin care guidebook and remove your makeup before bed. She uses Neutrogena Makeup Removal Wipes ($6) every night. Being that she’s a busy mom-to-be and award-winning actress, you have no excuse!

 

Drew Barrymore, 39

Even pregnant with her second child, Drew shows no signs of losing her flawless complexion. She credits her glow and pimple-free skin to Dickinson’s Witch Hazel Oil-Controlling Towelettes ($7), which you can buy at any drugstore along with her affordable makeup line, Flower. Drew also doesn’t leave home without her Aquaphor Healing Ointment ($7) to moisturize dry lips and hands.

 

Amy Adams, 39

This award season, Amy swept the red carpets by storm. And based on her radiance, you would never guess that this talented redhead is pushing 40. Amy relies on a few prestige beauty products including Tatcha Camellia Cleansing Oil ($48) and La Mer Cream ($155) to mask her age. Forty who?

Source: MSN

The Best Fruit For Cleansing & Weight Loss

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The Best Fruit For Cleansing & Weight Loss

I must say how excited I ‘am to know just how much nutritional Watermelon is for us. Do you remember how much you enjoyed eating watermelon as a child? I do, and I still love to eat it every summer and even all year round. Watermelons are great for hydrating your body in the hot sun. That’s why watermelon is more than just refreshing and tasty. Watermelon is great for cleansing, weight loss and your health. Don’t let its lightness fool you; it’s packed with nutrition. Watermelon is an inexpensive way to help you cleanse your body and lose weight. A one cup serving of watermelon is only 47 calories. Yes, watermelon is 92 percent water but that other 8 percent is filled with good nutrition and amazing health benefits. Watermelon is recommended by the American Council on Exercise as a good choice of diet food.

 

How Watermelon Helps with Cleansing, Weight Loss & Health

1. Extremely alkaline-forming in the body
Fat cells contain toxicity and acid. Your body will not let go of fat cells while you are still acidic.

2. High amount of citrulline
It creates a diuretic effect (lots of peeing) as the toxins leave your body. Citrulline makes arginine which removes ammonia and other toxins from the body. Also, arginine boosts nitric oxide, which improves blood flow. This is why a watermelon detox works so well.

3. High in dietary fiber that helps keep the colon clean, helping cleanse your body.

4. Contains glutathione that helps improve liver function.
Your body needs this to begin to detox body toxins. Glutathione is the body’s most powerful antioxidant and detoxifying agent, but outside the science community, few people have even heard of it.

5. Good source of potassium
This balances the high amounts of sodium in our diets which supports your kidneys and is great when cleansing.

6.  Prevents Wrinkles
Watermelon is high is lycopene. Lycopene helps slow down the effect of aging caused by the oxidation in your body that causes wrinkles and blemishes. 

7. Reduces inflammation
Inflammation contributes to conditions like asthma, atherosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer and arthritis. Less inflammation means lower toxic load in the body.


 

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Kim Kardashian has Watermelon in her diet. Kim said, it really helps keeping my skin glowing and weight under control and it’s always helped my potassium during my pregnancy. She went on a diet after the birth of her baby North West, and Watermelon was on the list of her favs. Delicious and loves it on her salads.

Caution:  There are many good medicinal reasons to consume watermelon, but remember not to over-consume it.

 


My Watermelon Story

When I was disabled for ten years, with a partly functioning digestive system and could only eat 12 foods, watermelon was a lifesaver for me. I eat half of a big watermelon daily. I am grateful for watermelons helping me on my journey back to health.

Watermelon to Cleanse Your Body

  • If you are looking for a way to cleanse your body of toxins try a watermelon cleanse.
  • A watermelon detox helps cleanse your body by removing body toxins that are slowing down your metabolism. Ridding your body of toxins helps boost your metabolism.
  • When wastes build up in your body, skin conditions like cellulite occur. It’s best to do preventative detoxes to get rid of toxins before this happens.

Replace 1 Meal A Day with Watermelon.

Some people try to eat only watermelon for a week or longer. This is too unbalanced, too cleansing and too restrictive for most bodies. It’s healthy and safe to replace a single daily meal with a serving of watermelon.

Bonus Benefit: Watermelon also has Viagra-like properties.

Source: Care2

Home Remedies That Work!

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Home Remedies That Work! – For Skin, Hair and Even Anti Aging!

Care to learn how to make some home remedies for skin and hair care issues? I thought you would! Here are easy home remedies for clear skin and healthier hair that are clean, simple and gentle, so begin washing and treating properly with these amazing home remedies. We have done our research and tested a lot of home remedies for skin, hair and even anti aging. So we narrowed it down to the best and delivered them to you!

But when it comes to skin care, the whole thing can be extremely confusing and overwhelming with all the products that flood our beauty cabinets.  No wonder caring for our skin has become a 20 minute getting ready for bed routine!  I’m here to and simplify and give you a basic understanding of our skin. Healing your skin is going to happen from the inside out. Having a healthy diet and knowing what affects your skin is important. Skin care products are your back up dancers. What you use is of course important, there are certain skin care issues that we experience that can be treated with some simple home remedies, so why not try them out?! Whether your skin is producing too much oil or you’re in need of a spot treatment for acne, there are many home remedies for skin care issues you can whip up in a few simple steps!

Cleansers need to be gentle.  And don’t be fooled by things that say “gentle”, “hypoallergenic”, “non-comedogenic” – a lot of the time they contain extremely harsh detergents, silicones, dyes and preservatives. We want our cleansers to gently remove excess oil and the dirt without compromising the skin’s natural balance.

To keep things simple and balanced use a truly gentle cleanser that does not make your face feel taut after washing.  If it does, you need something even gentler.  This is one of my favorite home remedies for clear skin.

 

Raw Honey Cleanser

  • 1 t of baking soda
  • 1 t of raw honey
  • mix together into a paste and massage into damp skin for 1 minute
  • rinse with warm water & finish with a cold splash

 

Moisturize for Perfection

One of the best moisturizers is oil!  And this may be scary for some of you, but using pure oils maintains the pH balance and will make your skin less oily.  It also gives you a glow, keeps the skin well hydrated, can double as a SPF, are anti-inflammatory and have antioxidant properties.  What a package deal right!

  • For radiant, glowing, fully moisturized skin from face to toe- go for coconut oil.  Be sure to look for high quality coconut oil with the words “organic”, “unrefined” and “virgin”.

 

Spot Treatment From the Kitchen

The lemon does so many wonderful things for our health, but now it can be your spot treatment too.  Its alkalizing nature can kill some of the bacteria associated with acne.

  • Apply fresh lemon juice on acne and leave it overnight. Rinse with water the following morning. There may be an uncomfortable sensation of burning at first, but it will soon disappear.
  • Mix one part of freshly squeezed lemon juice with an equal part of honey water. Put the mixture on affected areas for at least half an hour then rinse with water.

 

Another great home remedy for spot and acne issues is to use apple cider vinegar! Apple cider vinegar is not only affordable and all-natural, it’s also Scarlett Johansson’s skin care secret! ScarJo says she uses ACV for a face wash and she finds it really helpful in healing skin that’s breaking out. Ladies with normal skin can dab some ACV on the blemish before going to sleep and those with sensitive skin can mix Apple Cider Vinegar with water.

 

Minimize Those Pores

Here is a skin care remedy for those who want to minimize the appearance of their pores. It ‘s as easy as opening your fridge! Get half of a seeded, medium-sized tomato and a tablespoon of plain yogurt. Toss the tomato into the blender and blend until it’s pureed. Next, mix in the yogurt and apply it to your skin. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes, gently rinse off and follow up with a moisturizer!

 

Dry Skin and Hair

Avocados are amazing for dry skin and hair, so I had to include it in one of the skin care remedies.

Grab a ripe avocado and cut it in half and get ¼ cup of honey. Mash the avocado in a bowl and pour in the honey. Apply the mixture all over your face and wait 10 minutes before rinsing off with a cool washcloth. You can also mix one avocado and 2 tablespoons of honey and apply it to your hair for 20-30 minutes for a hydrating hair mask!

 

Remove Those Dead Skin Cells

I love making scrubs because they’re one of the easiest skin care remedies to make. This sea salt scrub only requires a cup of sea salt and a ½ cup of baby oil. Mix the two ingredients together and place it in a jar with a lid. Leave the mixture in the jar for 24 hours. Stir the mixture again and apply it to your body to exfoliate and gently remove dead skin cells!

 

Aloe Vera For Eczema

Aloe vera is a really versatile plant and you can use it to treat a number of skin care issues such as burns, acne and to moisturize skin. Another unique way to use aloe vera is to treat eczema. The aloe vera plant contains anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial agents that are very helpful in treating several skin care issues. Get pure aloe vera gel or cut open a leaf from the plant and apply it to the affected areas.

 

Banish The Shine – Oily Skin

Having oily skin can be challenging in the warmer weather but hopefully this next skin care remedy can help you banish the shine! Take a small amount of baking soda and add some water (enough to make a paste). Mix the two together, apply it to your face and rinse off. Baking soda is said to help neutralize your skin’s pH and it helps get rid of blackheads, also!

 

By Far The Best

I know some of these skin care remedies sound a little strange. I have to admit using a banana peel for your skin just seems wacky, but let’s not knock it until we try it! Rubbing the inside of a banana peel on your skin until the peel turns brown is said to help soothe dry skin and treat acne as well as help heal acne scars and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles! For best results, use ripe banana peels and apply it 2-3x per day.

 

For Baby Soft Skin

This is another easy scrub recipe you can make to smooth and soften your skin. All you need is a ¼ cup of brown sugar and enough baby oil to make a paste. Mix the brown sugar and baby oil together and rub the mixture on your hands. Rinse off with warm water and apply a moisturizer. You could also use this on your elbows, angles, knees and bottom of feet and even legs.This would also be great to use before you paint your toenails!

 

Heal, Moisturize, Exfoliate and Brighten your Skin

This skin care remedy that is said to heal, moisturize, exfoliate and brighten your skin. With just a few ingredients you can improve the condition of your skin and even help prevent blemishes.

Combine 2 tbsp of sour cream with 2 tbsp of honey and 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. Apply the mixture to your cleansed face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water followed by a cool rinse. You can use this facial up to two times a week!

Natural substances help the skin regenerate on a cellular level and restore its natural ability to self-heal. There are countless home remedies for clear skin. The best skin care and anti-aging treatments, just take a short trip to your kitchen. Items like fruit, sugar, oats and unrefined oils will provide you your glowing skin desires. Just keep in mind that since many of these skin care treatments are natural, it can take awhile before you see results and you’ll have to be consistent. Also, don’t forget to test the recipes out before you try it on your face!