Dandruff relief

A simple cure for dandruff. Mix two tablespoons of cosmetic vinegar in six tablespoons of hot water. Dab the mixture and leave it overnight. For best results, do this twice a week for three months. Hot oil therapy is another method to cure dandruff. Massage hot oil into the scalp at bedtime. Next morning an hour before bath, rub lemon juice mixed with cosmetic vinegar into the scalp.


Goodbye, pimples!

Have oily skin, or want to keep pimples at bay? Squeeze some toothpaste into a bowl and add water. Stir and then rub the paste onto your face. Avoid the eyes. Leave for 10 minutes or until dried and wash off. This opens the pores on your face and minimises pimples.

Soothe a Bee Sting

Too soothe a bee sting, apply a mixture of one pinch chewing tobacco with one drop of water. Apply it directly and immediately onto the sting; cover with Band-aid to keep in place.

Food for thought

Research shows that brainpower can increase with mental activities. Memory decline, if at all, occurs around the age of 70. Vocabulary and reasoning skills often improve with age. No matter what your age, exercising your brain may make the difference using it and losing it. Doing crossword puzzles, playing word games or cards strengthens the synapses between brain cells.

Combination Storage

Don’t store apples and carrots in the same refrigerator compartment. Apples emit a gas that turns the carrots bitter.

Kill the flab

Losing those extra pounds can’t be that hard. Drink a glass of lime juice with honey and water every morning. Eating a tomato before breakfast everyday for a few months also helps you keep slim and healthy.

Magical cocktail of honey and cinnamon

Mixture of honey and cinnamon has various health benefits.

  1. Skin infection – applying honey and cinnamon powder in affected parts cures all skin infections.
  2. Weight Loss – Take 1 tablespoon cinnamon and 2 tablespoon honey every day.
  3. Pimples – 3 tbs of honey and 1 tbs of cinnamon paste be applied on pimples before sleeping and wash it off next morning with warm water. Do it for 2 weeks to see the difference.
  4. Heart disease –use the mixture instead of jelly and jam and eat it for breakfast. It reduces cholesterol level.
  5. Bad Breath – gargle with 1 tbs of honey and cinnamon paste everyday.
  6. Cancer – take mixture around 3 times a day for a month.
  7. Fatigue – the mixture helps maintain energy levels
  8. Sore throat – use just honey
  9. Indigestion
  10. Immune system
  11. Bloating

Smart ways to use banana peel

Every product by nature has its utility. Banana peel which we consider useless can be used for various things:

  1. Anti-aging

Take a portion of banana, and mash it till it becomes a paste. Apply it on your face for 20 minutes, and rinse off. Do this once in a fortnight. You can also use banana peel to make a natural homemade face scrub for yourself. Mash one banana along with the peel and add two spoons of sugar with a pinch of olive oil and your face scrub is ready to be used.

  1. Sparkle your teeth

Gently rub your teeth with the inside of banana peel for two minutes. The peel contains high level of magnesium and potassium which are essential in removing stains from your teeth. The skin of the peel acts as an exfoliator and removes stains. You can also use peel in combination with crushed strawberry. Strawberry contains malic acid which helps to remove the discolouration on teeth.

  1. Plant fertilizer

Take a jar full of water and soak in the banana peel for a while. Now use this water to fertilize the plants. The peel contains phosphate which is an essential ingredient for the growth of plants and grass. Banana peels are also used for the growth and protection of rose flowers. The peels can be buried near the rose plants to protect against aphids.

  1. Make your shoes shine

Potassium in the peel acts as a cleaning agent when applied as leather. Take the peel of the banana and rub in a circular motion on your shoes. After rubbing the peel, apply a shoe shiner on your shoes. The combination of potassium and oils secreted from the peel makes the shine last longer.

  1. Quick Compost

Make banana peel compost and use it in your garden. The peel has a tendency to compost at a faster pace. Sodium, Calcium and phosphate are present in the peel, all essential ingredients for the plants and fruits. The ideal way to add banana peel to your compost is to cut it into small pieces, in this way it will breakdown quickly into compost.

Magical Ice cube

Applying ice cube on the face has healing effects, and is used to treat pimples. Wrap ice cube in a clean cloth, and apply it on to the pimple. Any pus that comes out while rubbing ice on the pimple should be wiped off immediately.

Skin icing also helps to refresh the face, prevent the formation of wrinkles, fight acne and blemishes and improves blood circulation.

Skin icing tightens skin and shrinks enlarged pores by unclogging the pores that look larger because of excess sebum and debris. Skin icing tones face skin and make it look smooth.

Skin icing is a skin toner and works great when applied before makeup. It minimizes the pores underneath the makeup, and the foundation looks smooth and flawless. Try icing your face and then apply your primer.

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