Being healthy and beautiful inside out!

We serve an Awesome God. He forgive our sins but heals our disease too!
Psalm 103:3
Healing comes from our Lord.
The health and beauty tips shared here are collected and compiled from the net, heard from elders, read in books, passed on through generations.
The health and beauty care tips mentioned here are all natural/ off the kitchen shelf, made from fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs etc.
Need to remember..
Proverbs 1:30
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
So inner beauty is more important than outer. To have a beautiful personality we need to be beautiful from within and we sure can take care to be fit, healthy and look good on the out too.
Be blessed, refreshed not just physically but spiritually too as you stop by here.
To Yeshua be All Glory and Honor!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

To remove wart

To remove Wart:
What is a wart? It's a small, hard, benign growth on the skin, caused by a virus.
(Haven't tried but seems to be a harmless tip to try)
Eggplant(Brinjal) dissolves warts: slice a thin piece from center, bandage over wart at nighttime, and do this every night, using a fresh slice. Wart should get smaller within a week and a half. May try this on plantar warts also.
What are plantar warts?
Plantar warts are hard, grainy growths that usually appear on the heels or balls of your feet, areas that feel the most pressure. This pressure also may cause plantar warts to grow inward beneath a hard, thick layer of skin (callus). Plantar warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Facial Exercise~Part 3 Complied

Facial Exercise for Toning Around the Eyes

Using your middle fingers work bi-laterally around each eye simultaneously. You may want to use some natural moisturizer or organic massage oil, and remember use slight pressure as you circle around each eye area.
First place your middle fingers at the beginning of your eyebrows. You are going to follow the top of your eyebrow to the end of your eyebrow and continue under your eye by pressing your fingers on the top of your cheekbones. Then continue to the inside corners of your eyes. Do this facial exercise in a circular motion around the eyes thirty times, and the complete set once daily.
Very few beauty professionals understand the crucial importance of how facial muscles interact to create our facial appearance. For example if you sleep on your stomach and smash your face into the pillow, over time you are going show signs of wrinkling wherever your face is continually stressed or squished. It is said that those who sleep on their backs often have younger looking faces with less wrinkling. With acupuncture you are not necessarily working each of the muscles independently, but you are stimulating the Chi, which in turn benefits and tones the muscles.
As you age, repetitive patterns cause some muscles to become over-exercised or pull on the face. This can cause jowls, turkey neck, baggy eyes and also premature wrinkles. So it is vital to stimulate the right facial muscles. Chinese regenerating face exercises can help the muscles remember your vital facial signature.

Facial Exercise for Revitalizing the Eyes

 this facial exercise we are going to stimulate the acupressure point at the side of your face about 1/4 to 1/2 inch beyond the outside corner of each eye. The second points to stimulate are directly under your pupil on the top edge of your cheekbone. This face exercise can soften fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Press each of the points bi-laterally for around three seconds, then release for a moment, and then repeat again for thirty counts. It is best to practice this pressure point exercise three times a day.

Big Washing Face Exercise

We credit this technique to Yen Wei Choog, an acupuncturist in Northern California. This facial acupressure technique will tone, stimulate your face, and clear your complexion while also preventing wrinkles.
First make sure you wash and dry your hands so they are clean. Then charge your palms by placing them together and briskly rub them back and forth. An optimal number of times to charge your palms is thirty-six back and forth movements. You will feel warmth in your palms as Chi energy forms.
Now place both of your energized hands on your face with your little fingers along side your nose. Move your hands in a circular motion by moving upward. As you move your hands upward your finger tips will cross your forehead and then move downward and your thumbs actually pass over your ears. Again, begin at chin and move along side the nose, over the eyes to forehead, along hairline, over ear, and then back to the chin again. Do this sweeping motion lightly across your face thirty-six times.
As you incorporate this technique into your daily skin care procedure the Chi energy will harmonize in your face protecting your skin from the effects of aging. Any form of natural anti-aging skin care when combined with these Chinese acupressure techniques for the face will really get a boost in its effectiveness.

Full Pressure Point Facial Exercise

You may also want to consider twice a week adding a full pressure point acupressure facial to your routine. You can easily follow this map of acupressure points at the left noting the points on the face. This is an optimal exercise for creating a natural facelift alternative. Again, use the balls of the fingertips and apply bi-lateral pressure. There are only two points, on the forehead and one at the crease of the skin that are single points.
Everyone has a unique facial signature of muscle development, formed by the way that the features are animated and interact to produce facial expressions. Your facial signature plays a large part in how your face looks and the way it ages. Maintaining and developing your facial signature is the secret to staying sensual, sexy and young looking, but there are many factors in life that erode the stay-young potential in your facial signature, and these can take their toll by dulling your natural attractiveness and making you look older.

Acupressure is More than Just a Natural Facelift

We all know that cosmetic surgery costs is expensive and also has some risks. The use of Electro stimulation devices do not invite Chi into the face nor do they address the muscle's needs to actually revitalize and bring back your youthful facial signature. The benefits of these acupressure facelift techniques keep your facial skin from growing a little older each day. You will gradually see a difference as your skin becomes smoother and more radiant. If you are interested in reversing facial aging practice this routine for a month, and notice the difference. You will be pleasantly surprised and most likely will incorporate these exercises into your daily skin care routine.

Get a Quick Face Lift Through Exercise

Double Chin
To decrease a double chin and eventually take it away, lie
on your back on a flat surface. Raise your head, slowly,
and touch your chin to your chest. Slowly return your
head back to the ground. Repeat this chin to chest exercise
10 times, and work up to 50 a day once the muscles are
Sagging Jowls
To help tighten up cheeks and neck that sag, pull your
bottom lip over your top lip and smile. Tilt your chin
slightly upwards until you can feel it pulling on your neck.
Hold this position for a 10 count, and repeat 5 times. Once
you are accustomed to this exercise, try repeating the
exercise 10 times per day, once in the morning and once at
Crows Feet
This simple exercise is easy to do at night while applying
face and eye cream. Close your eyes tightly and slide
thumbs from the corners of your eyes towards your
temples. Rest your other fingers on the top of your head.
Do this exercise 10 times in the morning and at night for
best results.
Upper Eyelid
As age sets in, the upper eyelid often tends to fall and sag.
To firm the upper eyelid, place your index fingers just
under your eyebrows. Push your fingers up while closing
your eye and stretching your eyelid down. Repeat this
several times a day.
Facial Stretch
This exercise can be used to tone the whole face. Open
your mouth as wide as you can and stick your tongue out
as far as you can. Open your eyes wide, and hold this
position for a count of 10. Repeat 5 times for a full cycle.
Be careful not to take this position too quickly to avoid
jaw discomfort.


Eye care

--* Castor oil can work wonders for your eyes. Massage in some oil on your eyelashes and brows before you hit the sack and get those curling, dream eyelashes in months. 
As for the eyebrows, they will get thick and nice (avoid eyebrows in case you have thick ones).

--* Powdered fenugreek and milk are said to tackle dark circles. Apply a paste of fenugreek mixed in milk on dark circles in the night. Wash off in the morning and watch dark circles vanish for good.


Here's some exercise to completely relax the eyes and the surrounding muscles

--* To rest the eyes, lift them occasionally from close work and look into the distance. Give rest to your tired eyes by applying two thin slices of cucumber as cool compress and relax as you do so.

--* Dip gauze. pads in light tea and keep on the tired eye for 15 minutes.

--* Apply gentle pressure on five points. Along the eyebrow, starting at the inner corner trace the pressure to the center of the brows and then the outer corner. The fourth point is located just beyond the outer corner of the eyes while the last point is below the eyes.

--* Splash cold water occasionally to eyes to relax them and bring back the sparkle to tired eyes.

Don'ts of eye care:

** Don't rub eyes frequently as this can cause an eye infection as few of us bother to wash our hands before touching our eyes.

** When you splash water do not do this furiously believing doing this will take away tiredness instead wash gently as splashing may hurtle the smallest dust particles or an allergen which may minutely damage the cornea.

** Use disposable tissues instead of handkerchiefs to wipe eyes, as they are more hygienic.

* Don't sit near than 15 feet from the television and keep your book at least two feet away for stronger eye muscles.

** Avoid using aerosol products like hair spray if you wear lenses.

** Don't use your mascara for more than a year.

To remove puffiness under the eyes:

A) Causes of Puffy Eyes:

The most commonly observed causes of puffy eyes are:

Lack of sleep
Improper and poor diet

B)Home remedy for reducing puffy eyes:

1) Drink adequate quantities of water to keep your system flushed.

2) Cut down your tea intake and try to avoid coffee from your diet.

3) Sleep is absolutely imperative. Inadequate sleep tells on the eyes more than on any other part of the body. Sleep soothes the eyes and relieves fatigue. So, catch up on lost sleep whenever you can.

4) Thin cucumber slices or potato slices, used as compresses over closed eyes will relieve sore, puffy eyes.

5) Take a metal spoon and run it under cold water. Place the metal on the puffy area for at least 60 seconds.

6) Raise your head with pillows. It will help keep fluids from pooling under your eyes.

7) Splash your eyes with cool and clean water.

8) Soak cotton wool pads in rose water and use them as eye pads, over closed eyes.

9) A few egg whites, stiffly beaten, and applied with a brush to the face and under the eyes will make the skin feel tighter and look less puffy. Add a drop or two of witch hazel which also reduces swelling and will keep the egg whites from drying to rapidly.

10)Use raw potato paste sandwiched between two thin pieces, of (for each eye) and keep on the eyes for 20 minute.

Dos and Don'ts for puffy eyes :

Please do not rub your eyes, this can lead to redness and irritation.
Avoid or reduce the intake of salty foods, alcohol,coffee, etc.
Potato juice applied on the skin around the eyes helps to reduce puffiness.


What is Headache?

Headache is among the most common medical complaints. The majority of them are not life threatening. They can be classified into four main categories, namely: 

1)Tension headaches
Chronic tension headaches can come from an overload of stress or from being fatigued, but more often they come from physical problems, from psychological and emotional issues, or from depression.
Tension Headaches are the most common type of headaches.

2)Migraine headache
Migraines have well-defined attacks with symptoms like nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to lights and sounds.
Migraine is a pulsating form of headache which is unilateral associated with vomiting, nausea, depression and sensitivity to sound, light, smell etc. Migraine causes are unknown. Migraine is the most common type of vascular headache, which is characterized by pain which is severe in either or both sides of the brain, blur vision and sometimes an upset stomach. Causes of migraine headache are many and varied. For example, stress and tension in one's life leads to headache. Lifestyle pressure with high demands of jobs, high workloads creates tension thereby leading to migraine.

3)Cluster headaches
Cluster headaches come in groups of 1-4 a day in a set cluster period that may be a matter of days but can extend to months.
Cluster headaches are repetitive ones that occur for weeks to months at a time, followed by periods of remission.

4)Hormonal headaches
Hormonal headaches have a similarity to migraines in that they affect only one side of the head and frequently are accompanied by nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to lights and noise.

5) Sinus Headache:
Sinus headache is a type of headache which is caused due to the pressure of the sinus cavities. Sinus headache is felt by pain and compassion in the sinus areas, nasal blocking and swelling of the face, facial pain fever etc. The common aspect of sinusitis is generally the common cold. Sinus headache can be overcome through simple medication of painkillers like paracetamol, aspirin etc, by inhaling steam, hot drinks like soup, tea coffee and rest

Common Causes of Headache:

1)Precise cause of it is not known

2)Several physiologic changes in the head and brain

3)Dilation and constriction of blood vessels

4)Abnormal activity of certain neurons

5)Genetic factors may be a cause for migraines

6)Smoking and alcohol may be a cause cluster headaches

Home Remedies for Headache:
Tips 1:

Roast some caraway seeds dry. Tie in a soft handkerchief or muslin cloth and sniff to get a relief from headaches.

Tips 2:

Apply the paste of 3-4 cloves on the fore head.

Tips 3:

A peeled and chopped apple, with a sprinkle of salt eaten first thing in the morning, for at least a week will cure chronic headaches.

Tips 4:

Make a paste of finely ground cinnamon mixed in 1 tsp of water. Apply this paste on forehead.

Tips 5:

Massage head with rosemary oil.

Tips 6:

Add water to 1 tbsp ginger powder. Heat gently in a pan. Apply the warm mixture on forehead. Keep for 15 minutes.

Few more Tips:

~~Take clove, cinnamon and almond in equal quantities (around 1 teaspoon each) and grind together with a little water to make a paste. Apply paste on the forehead. A paste made of sandalwood powder can also be applied on the forehead.

~~Mix a quarter teaspoon of clove powder in one teaspoon of cinnamon oil. Apply mixture to the location of pain.

~~Wrap a wet cloth around the neck.

~~Oil massage on the scalp also relieves tension and headache. Sesame oil, almond oil, mustard oil or ghee (clarified butter) can be used for massage.

~~Use a cold pack: the cold can cool your head and numb the pain.

~~Use heat: a warm washcloth or a hot water bottle can ease pain

~~Deep breathing exercises: if you suffer from tension headaches, sit in a darkened room and slowly take in deep breaths through your nose and let it out through your mouth. Do this until you feel relaxed



The most sure-fire ways of keeping wrinkles at bay is adequate sun protection, nutritious diet, regular exercise, a stress-free lifestyle and proper sleep.

It’s a fact that you cannot get rid of wrinkles with homemade masks, nonetheless some of these face packs help rejuvenate, revitalize and give your skin a firmer texture.

Honey anti-wrinkle mask


1 ½ tbsp honey

½ tsp carrot juice

A pinch of baking soda.


Combine honey and juice of carrots. Apply on face. Leave on for 20 minutes. Remove using cotton wool dipped into warm water to which a pinch of baking soda has been added.

Egg and Cream mask


1 white of an egg

1 tablespoon of milk-cream (malai)


Combine together to make a paste. Apply on face and neck for 20 minutes. Rinse off with tepid water. This mask tautens the facial skin quickly and your face will look rejuvenated almost immediately but this doesn’t last for longer. If you're want to make your skin look tighter and younger for the evening, this is a great mask to use.

Cornflour mask:


1 tablespoon corn flour (makki ka atta)

1 tablespoon of honey


Make a paste with the above ingredients without any lumps.


Apply on face and allow it to dry before rinsing off.

Apple facial mask


Apple – 1


Mash apple and use as a facial mask to tighten your skin.


Use on face for 10 minutes and wash thoroughly with cold water.

Egg white-olive oil face mask


Egg white – 1

Lemon juice – 1 tsp

Olive oil – 1 tbsp


Beat egg white until smooth add the juice of lemon and olive oil. Apply to face and neck a few hours before retiring to bed and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash off and follow with your moisturizer.

Egg white-lemon mask


Eggwhite- 1

Juice of half a lemon

Salt- ½ tsp


Mix beaten egg white with the juice of 1/2 a lemon and salt. Apply for 15-20 min and wash off. Works wonders on wrinkled skin.

Banana mask


1 ripe banana

1 tablespoon rose water


Mash banana and add in rose water.


Apply as often as you can. Wash with lukewarm water after 30 minutes. If used regularly it gives your skin a firm texture.

Mint-kaolin mask


1 egg white

2 teaspoon kaolin

2 tablespoon mint leaves (pudina) juice


Crush a handful of mint leaves and allow it to steep in water for half an hour. Strain the liquid. Alternatively, you may extract the juice of mint. Beat the egg white until stiff. Add to the mint extract. Stir in kaolin to make a paste.


Apply the mask all over face and wash it off after 15 minutes.

Eggwhite-cucumber-mint anti wrinkle face pack


1 tsp cucumber  juice

1 egg white

1 tbsp mint juice

½ tsp honey

1 tsp curd (yoghurt)


Beat egg white until stiff. Blend ingredients thoroughly.


Apply thickly on face. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse.

Green-gram flour anti-wrinkle face pack


Green Gram (moong) flour – 1 tbsp

Coconut oil – 1 tsp

Turmeric (Haldi) powder – ½ tsp


Mix all the ingredients and apply evenly all over the face and wash off with cold water after 20 minutes.

Papaya-cream face pack


Mashed papaya – 2 tbsp

Milk cream – 1 tbsp


Mix the two ingredients well and apply on your face for 15-20 minutes to wash it off with cold water later. Do this at least thrice in a week.

Peach-lemon face pack


Peaches – 2

Lemon juice – 1tsp


Mash the peaches and to this mixture add lemon juice. Apply on your face and neck for 15-20 min. Wash off and follow it up with a moisturizer.

Green seedless grape mask


Green seedless grapes


Cut a green seedless grape in half, and gently rub it on your face concentrating on places which are more wrinkle-prone likecrow's feet,  laughter lines etc. Leave the mask on your face for around fifteen to twenty minutes before washing it off with cold or warm water. Gently pat your face dry. You may then apply a good herbal moisturiser.

11 brain exercises that work

Do you find that it's taking longer to process information as you get older?
Brain Pictures, Images and Photos 
Research backs this up. There are things you can do, though, to keep your brain fit as you age.
Brain Exercises That Boost Memory — and May Fight Alzheimer's
These tips and mental exercises can keep your brain sharper and may even help prevent the signs of Alzheimer's disease.
By Linda Melone
Like your muscles, your brain needs regular workouts to stay healthy and fit as you age. Why? Just as we lose some muscle as we get older, our brains can atrophy, too. More specifically, your brain's "cognitive reserve"— or its ability to withstand neurological damage due to aging and other factors without showing visible signs of slowing or memory loss — diminishes through the years. That can make it more difficult to perform mental tasks. But, just as weight workouts add lean muscle to your body and help you retain more muscle in your later years, researchers now believe that following a brain-healthy lifestyle and performing regular, targeted brain exercises can also increase your brain's cognitive reserve.
Putting Brainpower "In the Bank"
The bigger your brain's cognitive reserve, the more "backup" brainpower you possess. This reserve can protect your memory and perhaps even delay or prevent the visible symptoms of age-related neurological changes, including the damage caused by Alzheimer's disease. In fact, in a study of retired Catholic nuns, autopsies revealed Alzheimer's lesions in the brains of some 80- to 90-year-old nuns even though they did not exhibit symptoms prior to their deaths. "Leading a life of meditation and continued studying, eating a low-fat diet, and having strong social ties with other nuns created a life that increased their cognitive reserve," says Robert Bender, MD, medical director of the Johnny Orr Memory Center and Healthy Aging Institute in Des Moines, Iowa. "This enabled them to function very well despite the clinical evidence of Alzheimer's disease."
Regaining Lost Brain Activity — Even in Alzheimer's Patients.
In addition to helping you retain strong cognitive abilities as you age, new research suggests that making lifestyle changes and challenging your brain can also help regain lost brainpower. Physicians had previously believed that such loss was irreversible. In a six-month study, Dr. Bender and other researchers found that Alzheimer's patients recovered a significant amount of brain activity after undergoing a program involving drug therapy, physical exercise, low-fat diet instruction, cognitive training, socialization, and meditation. "We now know the brain is plastic, or resilient enough that we can actually make ourselves smarter," says Bender. "Even in cases of Alzheimer's disease, some normal brain cells remain, and research suggests they can be stimulated to create new connections."
The Healthy Brain:
A Multifaceted Approach
Researchers believe that the most effective plan to increase your cognitive reserve is to stimulate your brain in several ways. That includes diet, exercise, and lifestyle factors, as well as the daily flexing of your brain's neurons.
"Approaches to brain health include a well-balanced diet low in fat, low in cholesterol, and high in antioxidants," says Bender. In addition to good nutrition, regular exercise can promote vascular health to help protect brain tissue. And avoiding ruts and boredom is also critical. "The brain wants to learn new things," says Bender, noting that some researchers believe that people are more vulnerable to dementia when they pay less attention to the things around them. "When the brain is passive, it has a tendency to atrophy," he adds. For this reason, sedentary and relatively passive activities, like sitting in front of a TV for hours a day, can be detrimental to brain health over time.
 11 Brain Exercises That Work Exercises to strengthen brain function should offer novelty and challenge — and they can be fun. "Almost any silly suggestion can work," says David Eagleman, PhD, neuroscientist and assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. "Drive home via a different route; brush your teeth with your opposite hand. The brain works through associations [which is why it's easier to memorize lyrics to a song than it is to try and remember the same words without music], so the more senses you involve the better."
Your morning newspaper is a great place to start. "Simple games like Sudoku and word games are good, as well as comic strips where you find things that are different from one picture to the next," says John E. Morley, MD, director of St. Louis University's Division of Geriatric Medicine and author of The Science of Staying Young. In addition to word games, Dr. Morley recommends the following exercises to sharpen your mental skills:
Test your recall. Make a list — of grocery items, things to do, or anything else that comes to mind — and memorize it. An hour or so later, see how many items you can recall. Make items on the list as challenging as possible for the greatest mental stimulation. Draw a map from memory. After returning home from visiting a new place, try to draw a map of the area; repeat this exercise each time you visit a new location. Do math in your head. Figure out problems without the aid of pencil, paper, or computer; you can make this more difficult by walking at the same time. Challenge your taste buds. When eating, try to identify individual ingredients in your meal, including subtle herbs and spices. Take a cooking class. Learn a new way to cook. Cooking uses a number of senses: smell, touch, sight, and taste, which all use different parts of the brain. Create word pictures. Visualize the spelling of a word in your head, then try and think of any other words that begin (or end) with the same two letters. Learn a foreign language. The listening and hearing involved stimulates the brain. Let the music play. Learn to play a musical instrument or study music. Refine your hand-eye abilities. Learn a new skill that involves fine-motor skills, such as knitting, drawing, painting, assembling a puzzle, etc. Engage your senses. Try activities that involve as many of your senses as possible, such as gardening. Learn a new sport. Take up an athletic exercise that utilizes the mind and body, like golf or basketball. Soon people will realize that they can take steps to keep their brains healthy, just as they know they can prevent heart disease by taking certain actions, says Bender. "In the coming decade, I predict brain wellness to be right up there with heart health — now that there's proof that living a brain-healthy lifestyle works!"