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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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Detox water recipes to boost your metabolism

There’s a lot of hype about the supposed health benefits of “detox water.” Yes, staying hydrated is important for health. Therefore, it’s often recommended that you drink eight glasses of water per day. However, some people think adding extra ingredients to water boosts its health benefits. The result, called detox water, is said to help your body get rid of toxins, improve your energy levels and help you lose weight. Before we dive in to the recipes, let us discuss what is detox water. Detox water is water that has been infused with the flavors of fresh fruits, vegetables or herbs. It’s sometimes referred to as fruit-infused water or fruit-flavored water. You can make detox water at home in lots of different...

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DIY face masks for glowing skin

Glowing skin – that too, with absolutely no aid from makeup! Sounds a bit unbelievable, right? Though it sounds far-fetched, it is definitely achievable. However, turning this dream into reality comes with a slight catch – it does need some serious hard work from your side. As they say, time and effort will definitely yield results. To know more about how you can achieve glowing skin with simple concoctions that you can brew at home, keep reading. Turmeric and Aloe Vera face mask. Aloe vera is a very famous for helping your skin look good. A few benefits of Aloe vera are: (1) it supports the production and release of collagen. (2) it can speed up wound healing time and...

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