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How To Naturally Treat Blackheads

There’s no denying that blackheads are one skin concern that all women face, regardless of their age and skin condition. In case you’re not familiar, they are those pesky little bumps on the skin that are almost impossible to remove without scarring, or even tearing, the skin with harmful microbeads.

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Treat your blackheads at home with these 6 different options, which will carefully cleanse the skin and leave your face feeling fresh and clean.

Face mask

Whip-up a natural face mask with a bunch of ingredients from the fridge and pantry. All you need is one egg white, honey and lemon. Mix in a small boil, then apply directly over the skin. Let it set for a few minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water.

Toothpaste

Who knew that toothpaste could be a good remedy for blackheads? Apply a small amount of toothpaste over an aggressive blackhead to reduce swelling and discomfort.

Salt water

Wash your face at least once a day with lukewarm salty water. This will help to remove any impurities from the skin and will keep bacteria away from any open pores. Make sure to follow up with a toner for best results, followed by a moisturiser.

Fenugreek

Fenugreek leaves is another great way to remove those pesky blackheads away from hard-to-reach areas such as the nose and chin. Apply them over dry skin, then rinse after 10 minutes with lukewarm water.

Lemon juice

Any acidic juice is great for shrinking enlarged pores since it acts as a natural toning agent. Use it on your nose, forehead, or chin to detoxify the area before bed.

Aloe vera

Apply some fresh aloe vera over the blackheads to cleanse the area without adding any additional impurities into your pores. It essentially works the same way as lemon juice and will help to prevent any infection from an open blackhead.

What are some of your remedies for treating blackheads?

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Natural Remedies For Food Poisoning

While food poisoning is something that we have all experienced at one point in our lives, there are a few home remedies that could help to ease those common symptoms. Try these natural foods, which will help to nurse your body back to good health and flush those toxins out of your system.

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Apple cider vinegar

Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into one cup of water and drink on an empty stomach. It will help to ease any abdominal pain and will also assist in flushing out those bad toxins.

Ginger

Just one tablespoon of ginger mixed into your tea or water helps to decrease the effects of heartburn, nausea, and intense abdominal strain.

Yoghurt

If you can manage to keep anything down, have a few tablespoons of unsweetened, full-fat yoghurt. It has natural antibacterial properties which help to fight active bacteria and decrease your discomfort.

Lemon

Add a few drops of lemon juice into cold water and drink 2-3 times a day. The lemon also acts as an antibacterial property and gently cleanses out the entire system.

Garlic

Another antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral vegetable which helps to decrease symptoms of nausea and even diarrhoea. Simply boil some white rice and chop half a clove of garlic into the mixture before serving.

Basil

Basil will help to soothe an upset stomach and boasts many antibacterial properties. Use 1-2 leaves in your cold water and drink slowly throughout the day.

Chamomile tea

Any type of herbal tea, including chamomile and peppermint, is best ingested during the early signs of food poisoning. Enjoy a cup of tea before bed to soothe the stomach and to curb any tightness in the abdominal area.

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The Hidden Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Looking for an at-home remedy which can be used to cure almost any type of skin and hair condition?

Apple cider vinegar has been used for years to control common skin conditions, and is also cheap and cheerful! We show you just a few different ways this do-it-all product can create a tremendous difference in your life.

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Toner

Use one part apple cider vinegar and two parts water to create a gentle toner for sensitive skin. Apply with a cotton pad over selected areas of the face to minimise pores, and reduce the amount of acne-related breakouts.

Shiny hair

Combine apple cider and warm water onto freshly washed hair for an instant treatment. Not only does it help to remove the build-up of dandruff, but will make hair look shiny and sleek.

Redness

To reduce redness on sunburnt skin, add one cup of apple cider vinegar into a lukewarm bath. The concentrated formula helps to reduce the look and appearance of sunburn without unsettling the skin.

Upset stomach

Mix one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar into a warm tea with ginger to control an upset stomach. It has healing properties which helps to control indigestion and acid reflux.

Aromatherapy

Add a few drops of apple cider vinegar into your bath for a cheap and effective detox. Not only is the smell amazing, but it will help to soothe tired muscles.

Bad breath

Combine 1/2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar into 1 cup of water and gargle. This should eliminate any source of bad breath – especially if you’ve just had garlic!

Yeast infections

Any nasty yeast infections can be cured with a simple bath. Soak in a lukewarm bath filled with 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to decrease any irritation.

Sore throat

Gargle with equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water to relieve a dry, itchy throat. Use it multiple times a day, and remember to drink lots of liquids!

Teeth whitening

Gargle with one cup of apple cider vinegar after brushing your teeth. The concentrated formula helps to remove any stains which your toothbrush can’t reach.

Acne

Combine apple cider vinegar and water to use a a facial cleanser for acne prone skin. It has antibacterial properties which help to cleanse pores, and create a clear face.

Those are just our top 10 ways to use apple cider vinegar! What are some of yours?

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Say Goodbye To Puffy Eyes

Puffy eyes can often be a symptom of a poor diet, lack of sleep or simply just genetics. Even though there are many over-the-counter treatments aiming to completely eradicate puffy eyes, sometimes it’s best to take the simple approach. Keep reading for some easy home remedies you can whip up with ingredients straight from the kitchen.

Tea

Green and black tea both work well at reducing the appearance of swollen and puffy eyes. The caffeine targets swelling, while chamomile and green tea soothe any redness and inflammation with just a few treatments. Allow 2 teabags to cool down, then place over eyelids for 5-10 minutes.

Cucumbers

For years cucumbers have been used on the sensitive eye areas for their healing properties, and natural ability to reduce swelling and redness. Cool, fresh and extremely easy to get your hands on – apply a slice on each eye before relaxing and taking it easy.

Potato

Potatoes have some amazing benefits which help to relieve pain from joints, headaches and even reduce swollen glands. Peel, wash and dry a potato then mash until you have a fine paste. Apply onto the eyelids and relax for 10-15 minutes.

Spoons

Pop 2 teaspoons into the freezer, then place over the eyelids for 5-10 minutes to deflate any puffiness from your face. Now is also the best time to relax and enjoy some soothing music, and even burnt some lavender incense.

Salt

Who knew that salt could cure puffy eyes? Mix 1/2 teaspoon salt with 1 quart of lukewarm water, then apply a cotton ball into the solution and pat on the eyelids and under-eye area. Rest for 5-10 minutes with the cotton balls over your eyes to see a major change when you wakeup.

How do you cure puffy eyes?

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