Fruits For Healthy Skin

Healthy and beautiful skin is a reflection of our overall well being. Fortunately for us, there are some wonderful natural ingredients that you likely have sitting right in your kitchen that can naturally aid you in the process of achieving it.

Forget shelling out dollars at the cosmetic counter trying to guess what will really work for your skin, and what will be a waste of your hard earned money. Check out these natural ingredients and start beautifying yourself today!

Some healthy fruits for your skin:

  • Apple juice makes an excellent remedy for fine wrinkles, cracked skin, itching and inflammation. Apples can be used as great conditioner and toner. They have been used for centuries for their skin-healing powers. Add a cup of apple juice to your bath to cleanse and soften your skin. The juice of apple can be used as breath freshener and can prevent dandruff when applied to your scalp. Use as a final rinse after shampooing your hair.
  • Fresh apricot juice is good for sunburn, itching and eczema.
  • Avocado can be used as an effective facial mask.
  • Banana can be made into an effective and inexpensive facial mask.
  • Cucumber is good for treating skin eruptions and bulges and for whitening skin. It can also prevent pimples, wrinkles, blackheads and dryness of the face.
  • Guava boiled leaves can be used as natural antiseptic.
  • Lemons are a classic home beauty ingredient, and are used to cleanse and freshen the skin and hair. Use lemon slices to soften rough skin spots such as elbows and heels. Lemon slices also help deodorize and mix a few teaspoons of lemon juice in your bath and you will feel fresh the whole day. Lemon juice can be added to your favorite cleanser or shampoo to refresh and tone your scalp, as well as prevent dandruff.
  • Lime Juice is very important natural aid for beautiful skin. This treatment will help you to look young and beautiful. It will also help cure pimples. It is also known to help in controlling oily skin, improve a dull and greasy complexion, improve rough and dry skin, relieve tired eyes and remove freckles.
  • Mango leaves can be boiled and be used as antiseptic.
  • Orange juice can be an effective remedy for pimples and acne. It can also be used for scar and blemish removal.
  • Orange and green papaya is used to remove whiteheads, boils and spots. It also contains the papain enzyme, which is effective in skin whitening.
  • Peach skin is said to be useful in improving complexion. It can also be made as anti-wrinkle cream.
  • Pineapple are good skin softeners which cleanse and rejuvenate dull and dry skin, especially for classic rough skin spots like knees, elbows, and heels.
  • Roasted and powdered pomegranate skin is good in treating boils, pimples, blackheads and whiteheads.
  • Strawberries can be used for conditioning and skin toning treatment. They are rich in salicylic acid, an ingredient found in many commercial acne creams.

How To Get Rid Of Love Handles Starting Now!

With such a cute name, it could almost come as a surprise that anybody would want to get rid of love handles! In fact, some people claim to actually like them in their partner because it gives them something to get a hold of, hence the name. But you are much less likely to love your own love handles. That extra roll of fat above the hips can be unsightly and even dangerous.

If you can grab hold of some fat at your sides between the waist and the hips, then you could be said to have love handles. Either men or women can have them and it usually goes with carrying a little excess fat all over the body.

So if you want to know how to get rid of love handles, the answer, as you may have guessed, is diet and exercise.

Any kind of diet that results in losing fat is going to help here. It is not possible to follow a diet that will get rid of fat in certain areas. You will find that you lose it all over. It may come off faster in some parts of the body but this depends on your body type.

Concentrate on losing your excess fat so that you are closer to the ideal BMI (body mass index) for your height. You can do this most easily by eating more non-starchy vegetables to fill the stomach while cutting down on fat and sugar. Try to switch from refined grains to whole grains too.

When it comes to exercise, you can target specific areas of the body, of course. To get rid of love handles you will want to concentrate on the core, that is the abdomen and lower back.

The oblique crunch is a great exercise for working on the side of the abdominal muscles to target the spare tire of fat on either side of the belly. Dumb bell side bends are another good exercise for this area.

Working on the shoulders will give a better overall shape to the body. Stronger shoulders on either a man or a woman will draw the attention away from the midsection and make your spare tire seem smaller even if it is not.

At the same time you do need to do some cardio and improve overall fitness. There is no point in developing firm, toned muscles if they are still hidden under a layer of fat. Cardiovascular exercise such as running or cycling will improve the body’s fat metabolism,

Overall it takes some work and dedication to correct these rolls of fat. If you can motivate yourself to get rid of love handles, not only will your body look better, but you should feel better as this will be a definite improvement to your health.

How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks

How CAN you get rid of stretch marks?

Who doesn’t want to get rid of the result of stretching your skin (stretch marks)? Weight or muscle gain, or sometimes just growing up, can cause these unsightly marks.

One of the treatments for stretch marks that you can purchase from a doctor is laser treatments. These treatments (which are spendy) use pulses of light to penetrate and promote the growth of connective tissue. A potential problem with lasers is that they could burn the skin and leave scars. Oftentimes, it requires more than one treatment and can run into the thousands of dollars.

Some people try spa treatments to deal with stretch marks.The problem with them (besides being expensive) is that unproven remedies are often used that leave a foul odor on your skin.

At the spa, there are a wide variety of treatments available, from wraps to house-made concoctions that may only firm up the skin or temporarily mask the appearance of the stretch marks. Spa appointments also require a longer time commitment and can cost a lot of money.

Spa technicians usually are not certified which means that you could get scarring of further damage from treatments.

Treating stretch marks at home using Zenmed’s Stretta is simple and effective to use and does not require an expensive visit to the spa or doctor’s office.

Stretta can be applied to the skin twice a day and gradually fades scars over time with a combination of glycolic acid and centilica asiatica, a natural ingredient proven to stimulate the growth of collagen.

This means that both old and new stretch marks can be healed and faded with one great product.

Stretta is also safe to use all over the body, so no matter where or how old your marks are, Stretta can provide you with the help you need to get rid of embarrassing stretch marks.

Most people see results from the treatment in 3-5 weeks. So don’t waste your time in a doctor’s office or expensive spa for only mediocre results, get Stretta today and make your stretch marks history.

How Do You Really Get Rid of Cellulite?

Get rid of your cellulite

When my friend Mike turned 65, he was 25 pounds overweight. He went on a strict diet which helped him lose the extra pounds. Unfortunately, he lost more weight and also lost his energy and vitality. He was always exhausted and I was worried about him, seeing his gaunt, drawn face.

About two years later, Mike started a particular fitness program. He had put 25 extra pounds back on. After 6 months of exercise and some willpower at the dinner table, Mike slimmed down again. This time he felt better than he ever had, brimming with energy and glowing with good health.

What made the difference? The first time Mike lost weight; the second time he lost fat. The distinction is important. According to research, a large portion of the weight lost by dieting alone is active tissue, such as muscle and connective tissue, while a smaller fraction is excess fat. Exercise has the opposite effect. It increased his lean body mass and decreased his excess fat.

Same thing goes with cellulite. Most people tend to think that cellulites are only present in people who are obese. That is why they sometimes associate cellulite with being fat. You do not have to be fat to have cellulite. As we age our skin gets thinner and our connective tissue gets thicker.

Women typically have a bigger problem with cellulite than men. Cellulite is made up of additional fat cells stored in the body. Women’s connective tissue is honey-combed shape and allows cellulite to bulge out more than a man’s tissues, which are criss-crossed. Extra fat will make the fatty cellulite cells swell and get bigger. It creates a protruding appearance to the skin producing an “orange peel” look.

It’s a fact that most women, for every decade they spend as an adult, lose 5 lbs of muscle. What is even worse is that it is replaced with 15 lbs of fat! Even though bring overweight doesn’t mean you will automatically develop cellulites, being overweight can really trigger it. So, the most important thing to remember here is to keep those connective tissues firm and strong and avoid accumulating excess fats so as to avoid the development of cellulite.


Transforming food into fat seems all too easy for most of us.More difficult to do is to lose the fat. Let’s consider three choices:

(1) eat less food and keep activity constant;

(2) increase activity and eat the same amount of food; or

(3) combine both ideas: diet and exercise.

Physical activity can help reverse the results of inactivity. An hour of vigorous exercise burns up 300 to 600 calories. By cutting back your calories by 300 to 500 each day, you could lose one to two pounds a week.

Without exercise, you would have to eat 500 to 1,000 fewer calories a day to lose the same number of pounds in a week! Exercise may not be for everyone who is over-fat. The severely obese person should exercise only under medical supervision to prevent strain on the cardiovascular system and connective tissue. And no one should restrict food intake drastically without consulting a doctor.

Severe dieting will only make the matter worse. Remember what happened to Mike? He thought that when he started dieting, he would eventually lose all the excess fats he had accumulated. The problem was that he lost those connective tissues rather than excess fat.

For people who have cellulite, this would be a big problem. Losing connective tissues instead of fat by strict dieting can only make the skin more prone to greater problems, leaving fat cells untouched.

It only makes sense that, if you wish to loose those cellulites, it would be better to lose those fats first. The idea here is to burn those fats by increasing your metabolism by 7.5% to 28% more than your normal rate.

Creams and massages can be helpful to supplement your routine. They can help reduce the appearance of the “cottage cheese” look, but are not really able to “cure” your cellulite. That will take work and dedication on your part. Find out what kinds of foods may help you, which exercises are the best and what supplemental treatment you might want to consider.

**ACNE** – Treatments, Stories , Natural Product Reviews

Stories of real people and how they got rid of their acne problems!

Read Elizabeth’s story about: 14 Year Acne Sufferer Shares How She Finally Got Rid of Her Acne

How Dave Finally Got Rid of His Acne!

Actually, Dave is really my 17 year old son Travis’ friend. I wanted to tell you a little bit about Dave. Dave has been a regular visitor in our home for the last two years. He’s 17 and a junior in high school. Up till about 6 months ago he had a pretty bad case of acne. He was quite embarrassed about it – almost ashamed. It really seemed to affect his self esteem. I know he wouldn’t ask any girls out because he thought they’d be turned off by his acne. Poor kid! It just made him miserable….Read more…

How To Get Rid Of Facial Scarring From Acne

Acne on the face can be traumatizing – but, what if, after having treated the acne on your face, you are still left with small reminders? These reminders are scars. Acne scars have many names, ice-pick scars, crater scars, the list goes on and on. They can make your skin look patchy and uneven, they are clearly visible, and they can make you feel terrible about your skin. What can you do about them …..Read more..

Care and Prevention of Acne:

Acne is caused by oily substances called keratin and sebum that come from your hair follicles! Read about how to get rid of acne and natural methods used to control it………Read more..

What Everyone Should Know About Baby Acne:

While acne neonatorum, or baby acne maybe be distressing to parents, it’s rarely a real or lasting problem for infants. It may be alarming to new parents who envisioned the fresh, flawless complexion and smooth skin of most babies. Acne in babies usually first appears in within two to three months after birth. Read more…

Natural Products Reviews

Review of Zenmed’s Derma Cleanse System:

This acne treatment system appears to blend the best of all-natural botanical products along with an effective pharmaceutical formula. Use of all natural ingredients plus saliscyclic acid derived from fruit makes an effective formula to fight acne, yet causes no irritation or damage to already sensitive skin. Read more…


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Natural Remedies for Arthritis Sufferers

Remedies that help those that suffer from arthritis

Aloe Vera – available in creams or gels, capsules and juice, and each plays a part in treatment. Aloe vera is well known for it’s antiinflammatory benefits.

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Antioxidant Help for Arthritis

Destruction of joint tissue like cartilage is caused by oxidative damage. To slow or even prevent the degeneration of tissue antioxidants are recommended. Read more about specific antioxidants…..

What You Can Do To Prevent Gout People who have gout are avidly seeking relief from their painful and debilitating gout attacks. The good news is that there are natural remedies for preventing gout. These remedies help reduce or eliminate the uric acid buildup which crystalizes in the joints to cause gout. Read more……..

How Green Tea Can Help Rheumatoid Arthritis

Green tea, highly promoted by natural health practitioners for it many health benefits has been valued and used in Chinese medicine for over 4,000 years! It is helpful for swelling because of its antiinflammatory properties.  Read more…..

How To Lose Weight Effectively – Practical Tips and Motivation To Get You Started On Your Weight Loss Goals

How to Get Started on Your Weight Loss Program -

The sooner you start on the path to reaching your weight loss goals the sooner you can enjoy all the benefits of better health and well-being from the reduction in body fat that you will be able to achieve.

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Emotional Triggers That Make You Overeat-

There are many different reasons why people become overweight.

It is not as simple as saying that overweight people just eat too much because there can be any number of psychological reasons that make people want to eat more.

Emotional triggers such as stress, sadness, depression and so on can all make a person want to eat more food. This is due to the fact that there are certain chemicals in the brain that are linked to both mood and hunger. Read more………..

Calories and Weight Loss – An Easy Fix

The amount of calories that you consume on a daily basis will determine whether you gain or lose weight and this is one of the most important aspects of any weight loss program that you decide to go on.

When keeping a record of their food consumption over a period of time it was shown that people who are overweight were actually consuming more calories and it had nothing to do with their metabolism but rather their choice of food and the quantities they were eating. Read more………..

How You Can Lose Weight By Following Regular Patterns -

By getting into a regular pattern it makes the task of losing weight considerably easier.

If you know that you are going to exercise at the same time every day then your body will soon become adjusted to the fact that it will be exercising and this not only makes the exercise easier but it also ensures that you will stick to the plan and reach your goals a lot sooner than you would if you weren’t consistent in your actions. Read more………

17 Tips For Eating Healthy When Eating Out!

Those of you who like to eat out and always feel guilty afterwards – these tips are for you! You can feel good about yourself by taking control and using some simple commonsense strategies.

  1. When you start to feel full, stop eating. Listen to your body and avoid overeating.
  2. Consider taking half of your meal home for a later meal. Save calories and money. Read more……….



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Easy Ways to Stop Cigarette Smoking

What are the effects of cigarette smoking – and how YOU can quit smoking.

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How do you know if you have nail fungus?

How you can tell if you have nail fungus:

These are signs to watch out for if you are concerned about nail fungus

  • 1st sign is a white or yellow spot on nail that spreads
  • Nails become thicker
  • Nails become brittle
  • Crumbly or ragged edges
  • Dull looking (with no shine)
  • Can darken if there’s buildup under the nail
  • Separation from nail bed (in severe cases)
  • Bad smelling
  • Pain caused when separation occurs

With nail fungus you should be right on top of it when you first notice it. It is much easier to treat in the earlier stages – and you will have more success. Waiting only allows the infection to take hold and become advanced. Nail fungus may take months, even up to a year to totally clear up. Part of the problem is that your nails provide a barrier, which is helpful at keeping an infection out. However, once you do have fungus your nails provides a safe, dark place for infection to grow. Fungus likes damp, dark places.

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