In life, only three things are certain: death, taxes, and stretch marks.
But seriously though, stretch marks along with acne and cellulite are some of the most annoyingly persistent skin issues across the board. Many of us struggle with at least one of these skin conditions (if not more), enduring expensive treatment after treatment with no luck.
The Proven Fixes for Your Most Annoying Skin Complaints
Good skin is one part heredity, one part lifestyle, and one part dumb luck. Some issues, such as sun damage, are preventable; others are almost completely unavoidable. But for every problem, there’s a solution — whether it’s at the drugstore or in a doctor’s office. Here, let’s explore 3 of the most common and most bothersome skin issues, as well as what we know really works.
It’s easy, quick to make, and versatile enough for you to customize the scent and color. Perfect for a gift or a Sunday afternoon project.
What’s better than a nice bath or shower with luxurious bath products? One with luxurious bath products you made yourself like this DIY Whipped Sugar Scrub! If you have ever looked at the label of most bath products there is a looooong list of all kinds of chemicals. By making your own, you know exactly what’s in them and what you’re putting on your body. We already love a basic sugar scrub, but this whipped sugar scrub makes a fluffy, smooth scrub that’s really a treat to use.
Winter isn’t particularly known to be a season when we look our best.
Unless you live in sunny South Florida like I do, winter can be a time of perpetually dry skin, dreary colors, and layers upon layers of clothes.
Nneka Elliott’s winter makeup tutorial is a lifesaver (and even has tips for applying to darker skin!) These quick and easy winter makeup looks will DEFINITELY make your beauty pop well into the spring season!
Easy Winter Makeup Ideas 2018
On this episode of NNEKA I once again partnered with Clore Beauty and Absolute New York. I’m gonna show you some easy winter makeup ideas to try today!
For me winter can often be creatively uninspiring for me when it comes to fashion but also beauty. Thanks to makeup artist Elizabeth Taylor of Faces By Pureness, I’m gonna try a ting this winter!
Moringa has been a staple in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries and is still used today.
Technology may have advanced by light years since then, but the mythology and wonder surrounding the moringa tree lives on.
If you’ve heard anything about moringa already, you probably heard the spectacular claim that a serving of moringa leaves has more vitamin A than carrots, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach, more vitamin C than oranges, more potassium than bananas, and almost as much protein as eggs.
But why is moringa so good at regulating blood glucose?
It’s all thanks to the isothiocyanates, quercetin, and chlorogenic acid found in moringa leaves.
Chlorogenic acid and quercetin are both antioxidants that are known for being hypotensive. (Chlorogenic acid is also present in coffee, but it tends to break down and lose nutritional value when heated.)
And isothiocyanates are a phytochemical, or a chemical found only in plants. Isothiocyanates are also great at lowering blood glucose.
Cool to know if you have hypoglycemia or diabetes!
5. Healthy, Youthful-Looking Skin
Moringa is an absolute lifesaver when it comes to your skin.
Here’s the deal:
For one, moringa’s antibacterial and antifungal properties make it excellent for preventing and treating infections. It’s safe to put on wounds, infections, the scalp, and anywhere else you may need it.
An overworked liver will have fewer enzymes, causing it to have to work even harder. When ingested, moringa helps to revive the liver enzymes that help it function correctly.
An inflamed liver from a poor diet or chronic alcohol use can also be treated by moringa.
Remember — the liver filters everything that enters our body. So when it has to work twice as hard to process the bad things you’re ingesting, it becomes inflamed. As a result, it doesn’t function exactly how it should.
Lucky moringa is a superb anti-inflammatory agent, huh?
Inflammation is responsible for many of the chronic conditions we suffer from.
Cancer. Cardiovascular disease. Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Liver damage. Rosacea. All caused by inflammation.
So if you have problems with inflammation, you’re in luck. Moringa has strong anti-inflammatory properties.
When I was a kid, if your father figure didn’t pass down his knowledge of shaving to you, you were out of luck. You had to figure it out on your own. So it’s a good thing we have internet. Otherwise, most of us would be completely clueless about how to shave our own facial hair, Sure, it’s easy enough in theory, but it’s important to know the correct way of doing things if you care about your skin.
But it doesn’t matter whether you got your shaving technique from your dad or WikiHow – if you’ve ever heard anything at all about shaving, you’ve heard of Harry’s. (I’m a longtime Harry’s subscriber, myself!)
So what could be better than learning the right way to shave? Learning it from the best razor company around.
Did you know that honey’s actually great for weight loss? You wouldn’t think so because of how sweet it is, right? But it’s true.
Honey helps the digestive system process excess fat.
But beware — even though honey is a natural sweetener, that doesn’t mean you can eat as much as you want! Despite the many nutritional benefits of honey, it actually has more calories than both refined and unrefined sugar.
2. Alternative Cough Syrup
There’s a lot of reasons to not like dextromethorphan (DXM), an ingredient in many cough suppressants.
It’s dangerous to mix with a lot of medications, and it can even become addictive.
Luckily, studies show that buckwheat honey is just as good as getting rid of a bad cough as DXM — even for children.
Honey works so well for hangovers that it’s been used as a folk remedy in Korea and England for centuries. Why not try it for yourself?
Both recipes are simple and take less than five minutes to prepare.
Korean Honey Water for Hangovers
You will need:
2 tablespoons of honey
1 cup of water
Heat the water up until it’s boiling. Let it cool off for a few minutes before adding the honey. (Boiling water will destroy some of honey’s healing properties, so wait until the water is just cool enough to drink.)
Stir in the honey and drink!
English Toast & Honey Hangover Remedy
You will need:
A slice of bread
1 tablespoon of honey
This one’s self-explanatory. Toast your bread to your liking, spread the honey on it, and enjoy!
13. Heals Wounds
Here’s another little-known fact: Did you know that before penicillin came around, honey was used to fight infection?