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Household items you can add in your skincare routine

Regularly purchasing masks, moisturizers, and exfoliating cleansers can do a number on your wallet. Even worse, you don’t know exactly what kind of chemicals go into your beauty products. Instead of putting your face and hair in the hands of a name brand company, why not go natural? Good looks can start right at home. So many household items and kitchen ingredients can do the same jobs of your fancy, department store grooming products. Some even better. If you’re down for easy DIY projects and open to repurposing things like dryer sheets, tea bags and hemorrhoid cream, you can look your best and save some money in the process. So many big brands pushing moisturizing ingredients like coconut, grapeseed and...

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History of Bathing

Bathing has always been practiced for personal hygiene, religious ritual, or therapeutic purposes. Bathing did not start at only one place or one country. Every country has their own way of cleaning themselves since the beginning of human existence. Humans have probably been bathing since the Stone Age, not least because the vast majority of European caves that contain Palaeolithic art are short distances from natural springs. There are a few data or evidence that show how ancient people bath from different countries. Here are a few examples. Greece. Ancient Greece utilized small bathtubs, wash basins, and foot baths for personal cleanliness. Luxurious alabaster bathtubs have been found dating from the mid-2nd millennium BC. According to the historical data, people of...

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Unusual bathing methods around the world

Bathing has become such an integral part of our daily lives; we don’t think twice about it. For most, it would seem odd or even gross to go without showering for more than a day. It’s not just that we have grown accustomed to washing dirt off our bodies for hygienic purposes, we enjoy the ritual of bathing. A hot shower can help reduce stress, muscle fatigue, and release toxins. In short, a good soak can go a long way for the body and the mind. Before we get into the different bathing traditions around the world, it’s important to note that cultural sustainability is just as vital as environmental sustainability. Places like the Korean baths or the Russian banya use a...

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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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