How to make your face beautiful and attractive

How to make your face beautiful and attractive

In an age where medicinal remedies permeate down to us for every ailment, it comes as no surprise that most of us turn to modern medicine even when talking about beauty. However, our search for the perfect skin may be hampered by our myopia towards other methods of preserving beauty, which proves doubly detrimental to our cause since there are numerous natural ways in which you could look young and beautiful, and remain so for a longer duration of time. Besides, another reason why we should at least consider looking into natural beauty tips is that most medicinal and commercially produced remedies are prone to side-effects of varying degrees since they are often altered during the processing stage and are hence no longer completely natural.

With this in mind, let’s look at a few natural beauty tips for the skin:

Eat right: For the skin to glow on the outside, you need a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients like omega-3 oils, biotin (a vitamin B complex), polyphenols, certain amino acids, etc. As you may notice, most of these are complex compounds that are found in small amounts in fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs and other naturally occurring foods. Thus, ensure that you get a healthy dose of these elements by eating naturally occurring foods in their unprocessed form regularly.

Practice yoga: Besides being an effective way to slow down aging, yoga also offers a whole range of facial yoga exercises which can help the skin on your face stay free of wrinkles, fine lines, forehead lines and under-eye bags. Besides facial exercises, practicing yoga also helps your skin by detoxifying the body thanks to its de-stressing properties.

Use natural face packs: One of the best natural home remedies for keeping the skin beautiful and young is using face packs that trap the moisture in your skin, besides strengthening connective tissues on your face that keep the skin supple and elastic. Numerous combinations of face packs can be used for this purpose; the substances most often used to make them range across cucumbers, lemon juice, honey, turmeric, milk, orange peels and even potatoes.

Detoxify your body: Toxicity in our body exists all the time in different forms and different amounts and poses problems for the skin in a variety of ways such as wrinkles, skin darkening, decoloration, etc. The best way to fight toxicity is by drinking plenty of water at regular intervals, which comes with the added advantage of keeping your skin well hydrated. Other good ways to detoxify the body include fiber-loaded juices and other foods that are rich in antioxidants.

Be well protected when in sunlight: While sunlight is essential for the body to produce vitamin D, it also has many harmful effects on the skin, the most obvious of which is sunburn. Thus, ensure that you use sunglasses, caps and other accessories to keep out the sun when going out on a hot day.

Get adequate sleep: Though we may not realize it, skin health is closely linked with a good sleeping pattern, which also has a direct impact on the toxicity and stress quotient in the body. In fact, it wouldn’t be overreaching to classify facial yoga exercises and sleep in the same segment, since they’re two ways to achieve the same result, though this doesn’t mean that one should be a replacement for the other.

Exercise: Needs to be noted first that though yoga too is a form of exercise, it is one who slows down the blood circulation. However, your skin needs a steady dose of fast-moving blood as well, which can be achieved by (comparatively) strenuous physical exercises like jogging, weight training, and Pilates. The rationale behind this is that fast-moving blood supplies more nutrients to the skin, thus ensuring that the skin cells are maintained fresh and healthy.

How to get rid of cold sores overnight

How to get rid of cold sores overnight

Cold sores are painful sores, which develop on the lips, usually on the lower lips. The herpes simplex virus causes them, and once you have had a cold sore, there is a good possibility that you will have recurrent blisters. This is because the virus remains in your body.

Most people experience mild tingling before a cold sore develops. The blisters tend to be fairly small, and they contain fluid. Although they can be uncomfortable and unsightly, cold sores usually heal on their own without the need for any treatment within ten days. Cold sores are very contagious, and they are easily spread through skin to skin contact.

There are antiviral creams, which can be applied to heal sores, but there are also natural remedies, which can help to ease pain and reduce the visibility of cold sores. These include:

Lemon balm

Lemon balm is the part of the mint family, and it has been used historically to treat stress and anxiety, which are notorious triggers for cold sores. A study published in the Alternative and Complementary Therapies journal showed that using lemon balm helped to reduce inflammation and redness within just two days visibly. Lemon balm is available to buy from pharmacies, but you can also make your solution by mixing two teaspoons of lemon balm with boiled water. Once the solution has cooled, it can then be applied to the sore using a cotton bud.

Green tea

The antioxidant properties of green tea are well-documented, and this is a very popular natural remedy for all kinds of illnesses and afflictions. Green tea is rich in EGCG, an antioxidant, which is also believed to possess antiviral benefits. You can drink cups of green tea or apply the tea directly to the sore; always make sure the tea has cooled sufficiently before topical use to prevent further damage to the skin.

Honey

Honey is often regarded as a soothing natural remedy for coughs and colds, sore throats, and anxiety and now researchers in the United Arab Emirates believe it is an effective treatment for cold sores. In a study, which involved 16 patients with cold sores, honey was found to reduce healing times by up to 35 per cent compared to antiviral medication.

Preventing cold sores

It’s impossible to prevent cold sores, as there is no way of preventing viral infection; however, there are actions you can take to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. If you have a cold sore, try to avoid touching it and always wash your hands before and after you apply your cold sore cream. If you are using a topical cream, use a cotton wool pad or a bud to gently dab the cream on, rather than applying it with your hands. Avoid sharing anything, which has touched your lips, such as cutlery or glasses and avoid kissing until the sore has healed completely.

Many people suffer outbreaks of cold sores in response to certain triggers and recognizing these triggers can help to prevent recurrent infections in the future. Common triggers include anxiety and stress, exposure to sunlight, tiredness, and illness. If you’re worried you may be showing signs of herpes, find treatment at this private London health clinic.