Category: Health

Face Toner – Rice Water Skin Toner & Cleanser

Rice water has been used for centuries by Asian countries as a gentle face cleanser and skin toner. In this post, I will take a look at use of rice water for face cleaning and as a skin toner. It contain some essential vitamins and minerals which help in tightening of skin and get rid of open pores on face.

Rice water helps your skin making it firm, smooth and radiant. It also reduces redness of acne scars. Presence of anti-oxidants in rice water help in removing fine lines on your face and slow down aging process.

Preparation

Hair Care & Styling With Mayonnaise

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Mayonnaise often used as a condiment is a deep conditioner for your hair. It contains oil that deeply moisturizes and fortifies your hair shaft. Mayonnaise is a great hair nourishment treatment for dry/damaged and chemically treated hair. It contains protein which helps in shine and adds volume. Protein also helps growth of new hair from root and it also restore weak hair shaft to prevent hair fall.

Mayonnaise acts as a very good conditioner for fine hair. It is safe to use, inexpensive and natural way of treating dry hair at home.

Ponds Men Energy Charge Face Wash Review

Hey guyz, this is my new opinion post. This time, I’m reviewing a face wash from Ponds ‘Ponds men energy charge face wash’.

Ingredients

Myristic acid, Glycerin, Water, Propylene Glycol, Potassium Hydroxide, Palmitic & Stearic Acid, Decyl Glucoside, Lauric Acid, Glycol Distearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyquaternium-7, Perfume, Menthol, DMDM Hydantoin and Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Niacinamide, Disodium Edta, Coffea Arabica (Coffee Seed Extract), Coffea Robusta Seed Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Lactic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Linalool, Limonene, Alpha-Isomrthyl Ionone

Quantity: 100g

Price (MRP): 150 INR

You can buy it from Amazon or Flipkart.

Pros and Cons

Pros

Did You Know: Eating An Apple Turns Off Your Hunger Alert

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What fills us up? How can you cut your calories without feeling hungry? Scientists are trying to understand what makes us feel less hungry. Apples have been found to produce a hormone called GLP-1 in the body which turns off the hunger alerts in your brain. According to a research carried by University of Iowa, the participants in a study ate 15 percent fewer calories after eating Apple before they consumed their biggest meal of the day.

Did You Know: Traditional Writing Using Pen Is Better Than Writing On Smartphone

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If you’re tempted to work on your commute, drop the smartphone and pick up a pen, instead. If you need a report that needs word processing, write the first couple of paragraphs on paper and you’ll notice how much better you can focus. It engages the creative side of your brain, firing extra neurons and creating more pathways for you to use. Even if you throw it away, it’s better for your day than drafting 10 emails on your smartphone. Nothing can replicate the beauty of holding a pen and slowly gliding down on a piece of paper. It just feels good in your hand.

Did You Know: Listening To Your Favorite Music Boosts Performance

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Invest in a good quality headphone. It will help you to organize your thoughts for the day. Listening to your favorite music releases compound endorphins (by the central nervous system and pituitary gland) in your blood stream boosting your mood. According to a research carried out by scientists from Keele University, “By playing their favorite tunes, we found that participants’ exertion levels reduced and their sense of being ‘in the zone’ increased, when compared to listening to no music at all. The greatest effects were found for music used during training”.

Did You Know: Coconut And Apricot Oil Are Best Moisturizers

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Moisturizers are a must-have for winters. The market is flooded with a variety of options; however coconut and apricot oil are considered the most effective options. Most of the moisturizers contain lots of water, perfumes and added chemicals which feel like skin is moisturized but as soon as water dries; your skin becomes dry again. To avoid dry skin, use coconut oil for the body and drink lots of water to keep body hydrated.

Did You Know: Sweating Increases Weight Loss Is A Myth

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If you think winters is a speed bump to your weight loss regime because you don’t sweat enough in winters, here’s some good news. It is not! “Winter is the best season to lose weight”. To lose weight, you need to burn fat by reducing caloric intake, exercising more, or a combination of both moderate eating and exercise. It does not really matter if you sweat or not, fat loss will anyway happen if you’re doing an early morning exercise.

Also, your body needs some water to burn fat. When you sweat too much, you release enough water from the body making it to adjust first for its dehydration by retaining water.

Did You Know: Frequent Access To Emails And Smartphones Could Be Hazardous To Health

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Turn off your smartphone on schedule. People who stop reading emails and checking their phone at a set time each evening sleep better than those who don’t put limits in place, according to a Northern Illinois University study. There are further researches which show that if people know you are busy, they will leave you alone. If we email someone back immediately, the message it sends is we are available all the time. You need to put a deadline which will help you detaching from the work psychologically.

Did You Know: Sleeping on Your Stomach Is Bad For Your Eyes

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An Australian review concluded that sleeping on your stomach can increase eye fluid pressure, which can raise glaucoma risk and worsen nearsightedness. Further, glaucoma can cause partial vision loss, with blindness as a possible eventual outcome. Over time, you may develop other disorders like pain and tension in the muscles of your face, headache and postural abnormalities like lower back pain. Constant pressure on your jaws will deteriorate your teeth as well. The best is to sleep on your back and right.