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Benefits of Ice Bath

The weather is definitely getting colder since it is already autumn season. Now one might think, taking a bath in cold water would be dangerous but that is not the case. Taking an ice bath from time to time is very beneficial to your body. Just like any other thing, taking an ice bath should be done moderately and not always. If you do an ice bath all the time, then that is where it will be dangerous for your body. Believe it or not, ice baths — also referred to as cold water immersion (CWI) by medical pros — have been around for hundreds of years, and have long been used for holistic wellness, not just sprained joints or fatigued muscles. ...

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Natural oils that are best for your skin

The skin is one of the most important organs in the body. It’s responsible for preventing water loss, stopping bacteria from entering the body, regulating body temperature and storing fat and water. Many times, the skin works in perfect harmony and handles these duties simultaneously. Other times, it needs assistance to replenish what is lost. This is where skin care comes into play. While some view cosmetics as primarily a means to enhance appearance, they also serve a functional purpose. Natural oils, such as coconut oil, shea butter oil, and olive oil, have been used for skin care and hair care for centuries. Generation after generation have touted them for various moisturizing, protective, and antibacterial qualities. With the growth of the modern...

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10 tricks to keep your skin healthy

Skin is the largest organ in the human body. And most of the time we tend to neglect it. People say that beauty’s only skin deep; it’s what’s on the “inside” that counts. Our insides are certainly important, but skin is your first layer of defense against the outside world. Skin can also give important clues to your overall health. Learn to take good care of your skin, so your skin can keep taking good care of you. Skin plays other roles, too. It contains nerve endings that let you feel when an object is too hot or sharp, so you can quickly pull away. Sweat glands and tiny blood vessels in your skin help to control your body temperature....

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Hands and feet care 101

Like your face, your hands function as bridges to the world. You shake hands when you meet or greet someone for the first time and when you seal a deal. Your hands express your affection to those you love. They soothe sad children and those suffering from illness. Maybe you "talk" with yours. In any case, whenever you're interacting with others, your hands will probably spend some time in the spotlight. The problem is that your hands are also essential tools. You use them for complex maneuvers and lowly chores. And everyone is always telling you the importance of washing your hands. In the course of a day, your hands are exposed to all sorts of germs, dirt, harsh substances,...

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Make your own perfume with essential oils

Store-bought perfume can be expensive, and you might not find exactly the scent you're looking for. So instead, you can create your own perfume using your favorite essential oils. Essential oil perfume is quick and easy to make, and the combinations are virtually endless. Simply keep track of how many drops of each essential oil you add to the carrier oil (the skin-friendly base oil that's used to dilute the essential oils), so you'll know how to replicate the recipe in the future. Besides creating your own signature scent, essential oil perfume can make a great personalized gift. Scent is a powerful thing. It can evoke strong memories and emotions, positive and negative, and even change our level of attraction to...

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