Beauty & Wellness, Weddings

10 Foods To Avoid The Week Before Your Wedding

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Your wedding dress fits, your skin is co-operating, D-day is almost here – the last thing you want is to jinx it and become a bloated or pimply bride. Never fear, we have tracked down the 10 biggest food culprits. Just say no to them the week (heck, make it two weeks) before your wedding and you will look and feel your best. 1.  Salty food Dial down the salt in your food. Sodium makes you retain water so you’ll feel and look puffy. By all means, stay away from potato chips. Not only do they contain outrageous amounts of

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3 ways to keep skin in top shape during harmattan

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With Harmattan comes dry and lacklustre skin that easily comes off as dehydrated. This time of the season records ‘dry winds’, dust and a drop in temperature which all takes it toll on the skin so much that if not paid attention to leaves it irritated, excessively dry and funny looking and no one wants that.   There are ways to ensure the skin stays in top shape around this period especially with easy DIYs that involve foods found in the pantry. 1. Coconut Oil Coconut oil works well on the skin during harmattan because its easily absorbed. It also

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5 tips for surviving Harmattan

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We’re at that time of the year again when lips start cracking; people get thirsty easily and dust is flying everywhere. It’s the harmattan (otherwise known as a dry season). Though we are still begging the harmattan to come in Lagos, other parts of Nigeria (especially the northern parts) are already experiencing the weather.  No matter the part of the country you are, here are a few tips to help you through this period. Drink plenty of Water. It’s normal to become dehydrated and get thirsty very easily at this time, so avoid carbonated drinks at and juices but rather

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3 Methods for Black Tea Rinses to Combat Hair Shedding for All Hair Types!

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There may be certain times when you find that you are experiencing a lot of shedding and you have tried several things yet the shedding persists. Black Tea Rinses are an excellent natural remedy to help combat excessive hair shedding. Please note that there is a difference between hair that is shedding and breaking. To know whether your hair is shedding or breaking you can refer to this article here. Incorporating Black Tea Rinses to your hair regimen on a as-needed basis will provide your hair with numerous benefits. Black Tea possesses excellent strengthening abilities. It will help prevent your

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6 Home Remedies For Sunburn

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Despite the medical warning about exposure of the skin to the sun, many of us still expose our skin to the sun. This is quite understandable because of the situation of our climate condition in Africa. However, one can still try to reduce the skin exposure to the sun. Sunburn is the reddening, inflammation due to over exposure of the skin to ultraviolet rays of the sun. It usually cause the skin to become red, sore and occasionally itchy.  Sunburn can present itself so harmless because it is for a short while and mild. Sunburn can lead to serious health

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5 Unbelievable causes of vaginal odour

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There are unbelievable seemingly unimportant factors causing vaginal odour ladies should watch out for. To start with healthy vagina naturally has an acidic pH level as well as healthy bacteria to help keep infections at bay so it’s safe to say the vagina is self cleansing. Though it’s important to keep the area well maintained and catered to, it doesn’t necessarily mean high maintenance. The Vagina should be kept clean everytime (Youtube) Wearing cotton panties ditching the nylons, keep the area dry as against moist are amongst ways to keep the area in top shape. If worried about vaginal odour

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4 fast ways to detoxify the body naturally

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To aid the body in detoxing naturally means getting rid of unhealthy substances/toxins which are present in water, food and in the air (smoke, fumes and other substances that pollute the air). Detoxying helps rid the body of toxins  It’s not uncommon to see people detoxing with ‘special teas’ and ‘diets’ usually for a period that lasts for just a bit instead of detoxing as a habit and way more regularly- which is great to support liver functions as well keep the body running in the natural way its supposed to. Detoxing primarily helps to keep the eyes and skin

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One Ingredient That Whitens Teeth And Gets Rid Of Bad Breath For Good

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Most people would admit that they could benefit from teeth that were a little whiter! Fortunately for the millions of Americans who hate the dentist, or don’t want to spend big bucks on expensive treatments, there are easy ways to whiten and brighten your smile right from home! If you fall into either one of these categories, head over to your pantry and try these proven whitening tricks! A Pinch Of Salt Works Wonders Change your daily teeth cleaning routine by adding a pinch of salt to your toothpaste before you start brushing. You can do this every day without any

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REMOVE WARTS, DARK SPOTS, BLACKHEADS AND SKIN TAGS QUICKLY AND EFFECTIVELY WITH THESE NATURAL REMEDIES

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Many people are dealing with moles, warts, skin tags and dark spots every day. That is making their life harder and they get annoyed by these conditions. 1. Do you also deal with warts? And in case you do, do you know how they are caused? They are caused by viruses especially belonging to the Human Papillomavirus family. They can last up to several weeks and even months and in some rare cases even years. Luckily for those who suffer from warts here are natural remedies in order to eliminate them. Apple cider vinegar – ACV is known all over

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Do This Lemon Juice Spot Treatment Twice a Day to ERASE Acne and Scars

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Did you know that lemon juice has benefits for acne and scars? It’s a terrific alternative to the harsh chemicals often used when treating both. Acne is the most common skin problem faced by teenagers and adults alike, and no matter the age everyone wants to find a way to eliminate the acne and scars quickly and effectively. The pores on our faces can often get clogged with oil, dirt, and dead skin cells, which is the main reason for acne whether it is a whitehead, blackhead, pimple, or cyst. Typical acne treatments have either (and sometimes both) salicylic acid

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How to Get Rid of Stubborn Eye Bags with Essential Oil and Aloe Vera

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Many of us have a simple yet effective evening routine for our face, including washing away the impurities (picked up throughout our busy day) and then applying some kind of facial moisturizer or even my baggy eye solution. But what happens in the morning? That’s when it’s time for my homemade morning eye solution, especially for those who want to get rid of bags under the eyes. Bags under the eyes are a common development of age and a frequent complaint among my patients who no longer feel as youthful as they once did. To describe what happens a bit

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Wash Your Face with Coconut Oil and Baking Soda 3 Times a Week, and This Will Happen in a Monthe

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There is a lot of trust placed into the claims of skin care products. They advertise ‘flawless skin,’ ‘disappearing acne,’ and ‘natural beauty,’ and we buy the products to try it for ourselves. Examining the back of a facial cleanser is a bit nerve-wracking. What do all those terms mean? Even if you ask someone with knowledge on the subject, you won’t get a proper answer since many of the words of completely unpronounceable.  Who can say what these treatments are really doing to your face? The Inside View on What You Are Rubbing On Your Face A key ingredient in

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The Importance Of Sun Protection

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The rays from the sun make us feel good but they are highly destructive. Sun exposure causes most of the skin changes that we think of as a normal part of aging. Over time, the sun’s Ultraviolet (UV) Light damages the fibers in the skin called Elastin. When these fibers break down, the skin begins to sag, stretch, and lose its ability to go back into place after stretching. By damaging the skin’s cellular DNA, excessive UV radiation produces genetic mutations that can lead to skin cancer. UV radiation is part of the electromagnetic (light) spectrum that reaches the earth from

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The Importance Of Aloe Vera Plant On Your Skin

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Aloe vera is a cactus plant that belongs to the Liliaceae family. It grows in dry climates such as those found in parts of Africa and India and has been used medicinally for centuries. Aloe leaves secrete a clear gel that when broken off from the rest of the plant that can be applied topically to heal wounds and soothe skin. Various studies have been conducted to examine the benefits of the aloe vera plant and it was found out that aloe vera does in fact have several properties that are effective in treating a variety of skin conditions, from

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Beauty DIY : Don’t Spend Your Money On Pedicure- Use Two Ingredients From Your Kitchen and Make Your Feet Look Nice

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Most of the people ignore their feet even though they take good care of their overall appearance, including the face and rest of the body. You will probably agree that this statement is completely true. You must know that you need to take a proper care of dry, tired and cracked feet if you are part of this group of people. What we are trying to say is that these feet require special attention. Namely, during the day, your feet are constantly exposed to tons of force impact and that is why they are most likely to get damaged and

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Tips On How to Fix Your Damaged Natural Hair

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If your lovely tresses are super stressed out, then a few simple tips for damaged hair may be all you need to set you on the right track, but first of all it is important to know the causes of your damaged hair might be. Here are some causes and easy steps to fix your damaged natural hair especially if you don’t want to big chop your hair. Natural progression Hair damage can happen even if you do not realize it. It could be the shampoo or conditioner you have been using. You notice that your hair is limp and

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8 Anti- Ageing Items You Can Find in Your Kitchen

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Don’t think this post is for only grandmothers or women in their 50’s. it’s for everyone! Ageing can start as early as in your mid-twenties and this easy to find home remedies are so useful in preventing wrinkles and fine lines that accompanies ageing. Here are 8 anti-ageing items you can find in your kitchen; 1. Olive Oil; Vitamin A and Vitamin E are essential vitamins to fight ageing because they get rid of skin damaging radicals. Olive oil has a good amount of this vitamins. Massage on your skin generously. It will repair damaged skin and help your skin stay

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Juice it up for a healthier Skin

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One of the reasons why the skin becomes dull and saggy is decreasing collagen in the skin as we age. One of the ways to boost collagen production is by making this “Glowing Skin” juice with the following ingredients: Red cabbage, orange and lime are very high in vitamin C which helps boost collagen, and powerful antioxidants,which protect cells from free radical damage. Beetroot contains zinc and copper which are vital for a healthy skin. Beetroot also helps cleanse and restore the liver, which is considered a primary detoxifying organ. Skin and liver health are closely connected. Ginger reduces inflammation and will help if you

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An in depth Look at what ACNE Really is and How to Get Rid of it!

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In these days of makeup artists and beat faces, it is very important to take care of our skin underneath all that makeup, so that we don’t become so dependent on it, deceiving guys in the process *wink* But on the real though, acne can be a very serious and psychologically life threatening condition. Although I had written this article a while back, I was prompted to quickly dig through my files and publish it after reading the harrowing experience of a BN user with acne a couple days back. Acne remains one of the most common skin condition affecting darker

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How to use blade perfectly to shape the brows

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Till now, the (razor) blade remains a favourite of many ladies for shaping the brows and you should try it too. Before tweezing, microblading and other eyebrow taming techniques became popular, blade was used to neaten the brows.   Unruly brows can be tamed/neaten with brows Till now, the (razor) blade is still a favourite of many ladies for shaping the brows and generally getting them to stay ‘fleeky’. Blade is generally a great way to get the brows neatly lined and defined though it’s a repetitive process that doesn’t last but for the moment it’s the perfect tool.  

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