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Lisa is a researcher in beauty and health products from Australia. She spends most of her time studying health sciences and when she is not working she writes about her findings and experience on various blogs.
Lisa is a researcher in beauty and health products from Australia. She spends most of her time studying health sciences and when she is not working she writes about her findings and experience on various blogs.
How to Make Homemade Laundry Powder in Just 10 Minutes!

How to Make Homemade Laundry Powder in Just 10 Minutes!

This homemade laundry powder is a fun alternative that will save you money and help you get rid of home of toxic chemical cleaners.

You can make an easy switch of laundry detergent from store bought to homemade. DIY alternatives are just as effective and much less expensive. More importantly, to avoid the fragrances, harsh chemicals, additives and colors in many regular detergents.

Homemade is also much less expensive and so easy to make!

1. Homemade Laundry Powder (with Borax):

1. Borax – Is a naturally occurring mineral used that is used for stain removal and whitening.
2. Soap bar – Used for degreasing
3. Washing soda – Also known as Soda Ash, helps remove oils and residue. This is available at most local grocers.

Materials:

1 cup Borax
1 cup Washing soda
1 bar Soap

Directions:
1. Grate the bar of soap. A nice, fine grate will mix up easier as compared to larger pieces. You can use any grater in doing this.
2. Add the grated soap in your blender, then add 1 cup of either the Borax or the washing soda.
3. Blend until the pieces are cut more finely.
4. Place the blended mixture into a bowl.
5. Add the remaining 1 cup of either Borax or washing soda. Use a spoon to mix it thoroughly and to break-up large chunks.
6. Place in a glass mason jar.

Notes:
1 recipe of the above materials make almost 1 quart of laundry powder.

Directions for Using the Homemade Laundry Detergent:
1. Add 1 tablespoon to the washing machine as you fill it with water. You should add powder before you add your clothes, so that it begins to dissolve first.
2. For extra dirty loads, you may use 2 scoops.

2. Homemade Laundry Detergent (Borax-Free) Recipe:

This is a simple borax-free option, and which does not require grating.

Materials:

2 Tablespoons Sal Suds
2 Tablespoons washing soda (optional)
1/4 cup Baking soda

Directions:
1. Add all the materials at the beginning of the wash cycle.
2. For an extra boost, you may add 1/4-1/2 cup white vinegar to the rinse cycle. This step is optional. But, this should help keep clothes from looking worn and pilling.

Sources:
DIY Natural
Keeper of the Home
Wellness Mama

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15 Ways to Make Your Nail Polish Last Longer

15 Ways to Make Your Nail Polish Last Longer

Not all of us have that luxury of getting a fresh manicure weekly done at the salon. But don’t worry!

We have your back to getting your nails looking great and that will last longer. Just follow these our 15 Ways to Make Your Nail Polish Last Longer!

How To Make Your Manicure Last Longer:

1. Cut Cuticles

Cutting your cuticles is a step that often goes overlooked, but it can make or break how long your manicure will last.

Therefore, making sure you have a clean nail bed to work on before applying the polish will go a long way.

2. Use White Vinegar

Use a cotton swab to apply down your nails with white vinegar before applying the basecoat.

This will remove any product buildup or natural oils on your nail beds, which could make a barrier between the polish. Once your nails dry, apply basecoat.

3. Skip the Soak

A water bath before your manicure will cause your nails to expand. When they dry and shrink, your nail polish will crack. Skip this step.

4. Buff Your Nails

Lightly buff your nails to smooth those bumps, so that the polish will lay flat.

Even just a small dents or dips in your nails can warp the polish, therefore, cause cracking. Give your nails a light buff to even them out.

5. Paint 2 Basecoat Layers

Paint the first basecoat on the top half of your nail, then the second coat over your entire nail.

Doing this will help keep the polish on the tips of your nails from chipping.

6. Roll the Nail Polish Bottle Between Your Hands

Instead of shaking the nail polish up and down, roll it between your hands to remove and prevent air bubbles. This will warm-up the nail polish, so it will spread more easily.

If you paint air bubbles into your nails, they will chip faster.

7. Use a Rubberized Base Coat

Try using a rubberized base coat to make your nail polish last longer.

8. Apply Multiple Thin Coats

Apply multiple thin coats instead of just 1 thick coat. A thick coat of manicure will only dry in the top layer, therefore leaving your nail polish vulnerable to smudges.

9. Invest in the Top Best Coat

Everyone’s has got their favorite nail polist, which consistently keeps your polish chip-free for at least 1 week.

But, if you only do 1 thing to make your manicure last, it has got to be using a good top coat.

10. Wait Between Coats

If your nail polish is not completely dry before you apply the next layer, it may peel off. Therefore, wait at least 2 minutes between each coat.

11. File in 1 Direction

It does not matter which direction, but make sure you are filing each nail either to the right or left, but not back and forth.

Alternating directions can weaken your nails, making it more prone to peeling and breakage.

12. Seal the Edge of Yor Nails

If you are applying a top coat but you are not sealing the edge of your nail, that is exactly where you are going wrong.

The edge of the nail takes most of the brunt of the polish beating, thereofre, make sure you are protecting it with a good cover of clear polish.

13. Apply Nail Oil

Put some nail oil everyday to prevent your nails from splitting and drying out.
The less moisture your cuticles and nails have, the more likely they are to tear and break.

14. Avoid Hand Sanitizer

Choose water and soap, over hand sanitizer for washing hands because sanitizer is drying. The alcohol found in hand sanitizer can dry out your nail polish, therefore, making them dull and ready to chip.

15. Embellish

If the tips of your nails have started to chipped, add a super-thin French tip. Now you are chipping no more, yet have that cool updated look.

If you get a chip in an area where it cannot be buffed away, cover it up with some nail art such as an ombre design or a stick-on rhinestone.

Sources:
Cosmopolitan
Stylecaster
Total Beauty

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How to Protect Your Skin from Pollution?

How to Protect Your Skin from Pollution?

Healthy skin starts from the inside out. But, skin damage can start from the outside in. Dirt, dust, smog, and other particulates in the air pose risks to the skin, which is your largest organ.

But, there are ways you can take to protect your skin, and reduce the effects of pollution.

Pollution and Your Skin:

Pollution is one of the key sources of damage to the skin. Free radicals which interfere with your skin’s ability to produce collagen, and keeps it firm and healthy.

When contaminants come into contact with your skin, these can interfere with your skin’s ability to regulate moisture, therefore, leaving the skin splotchy, dry, clogged andwrinkled.

Imgaine the dirty film that accumulates on your car between washes. This same film is building-up on your skin, you just do not see it.

7 Ways to Protect Skin from Pollution:

1. Apply Fish Oil On Your Skin

Did you know that fish oil is a powerhouse of omega-3 fatty acids? It can repair skin from the inside, and also prevent further damages from occurring.

Applying fish oil on your skin benefits it in many ways, which you may not be aware of.

2. Consume a Diet Rich in Antioxidants

Antioxidants are substances or nutrients that can slow down or prevent oxidative damage to the body. They have been reported to block free radical activity in the body.

Consuming a diet rich in antioxidants is a perfect line of defense against the damaging effects of pollution.

Antioxidants are present in many vegetables and fruits, but most often present in those that are brightly colored. Consider adding antioxidant-rich foods in your diet including carrots, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, squash, leafy greens, bell peppers, and more.

3. Don’t Smoke

Smoking is another form of air pollution. This is true for both second-hand and first-hand smoke.

Smoking causes wrinkles by impeding blood flow to your skin, narrowing the blood vessels in your skin, and depleting oxygen and important nutrients. Also, smoking damages collagen and elastin, which are fibers that give skin its elasticity and can cause it to wrinkle prematurely.

Cigarette smoking is also a major source of free radicals, which can further wrinkle and damage skin.

4. Exfoliate Using Homemade Scrubs

Exfoliation can help you fight off the side effects of pollution. You can make you own face scrubs using natural ingredients at home.

Exfoliate your skin at least once per week to make sure that the impurities do not accumulate in your skin.

5. Keep Your Skin Clean

Clean your face using a good face wash at least 2 times a day, once in the morning and before you sleep. This is one easy yet highly useful tip in keeping your skin clean. Do this regularly to make sure that impurities do not get accumulated on your skin’s surface.

6. Stay Hydrated

Water is one of your best defense in the battle for healthy skin. Water hydrates your skin, improves circulation, generates cell growth, improve skin’s elasticity and helps minimize dark circles under the eyes [source: Bouchez].

To protect your skin from the effects of water pollution, you can filter your drinking water to remove toxins and chlorine. Washing your face daily and exfoliating at least 2x a week will remove air pollutants from your skin. Also, you can try using mineral water to avoid the potentially damaging effects of chlorine in tap water.

7. Use Sunscreen When Going Out

It is really necessary to protect your skin from the harmful skin-damaging UV rays and the adverse effects of pollution. You should buy a good sunscreen and make sure to apply some before you step out of the door.

Sources:
A Womans Health
Asianet India
How Stuff Works

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Study Says, Being Too Handsome is Bad for a Man’s Career

Study Says, Being Too Handsome is Bad for a Man’s Career

Good-looking men have it all, right? And, they are very lucky indeed? They get all the girls, and people just seem to treat good looking people better.

But, studies say handsome men are less likely to land their dream job. A study reported that attractive men are seen as a threat by their male bosses, therefore, are much less likely to be given roles that shows their personal individual talents as a result.

Study

Researchers at the University of Maryland in the US and the University College London’s School of Management carried out 4 experiments in offices.

Also, it was reported that when men were looking for other men to work with them, their decision was influenced by the attractiveness of the candidate and the type of job.

But, attractive women did not face the same problem because being pretty is not linked with competence among female stereotypes.

Assistant professor and lead researcher Sun Young Lee of Maryland University, said: ‘Managers make hiring decisions and are affected by stereotypes, to serve their own self-interests, therefore, organisations may not get the most competent candidates.

‘With more companies involving employees in the recruitment processes, this important point needs attention.

‘Awareness that hiring is can be affected by stereotyping tendencies and potential work relationships can help organisations improve their selection processes.’

To get the best workers, irrespective of looks, companies may find it is more beneficial to have a neutral, outside recruitment company doing the hiring, Sun Young Lee of Maryland University, suggested.

The findings will be published in the journal Organisational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Also, actor Rob Lowe complained about how he tough it was to further his career because of his good looks.

Rob Lowe told the New York Times in April 2014, “There’s this unbelievable prejudice and bias against quote-unquote good-looking people, that they cannot be in pain or they cannot have rough lives or be deep or interesting.”

Sources:
Dailymail
Pulse

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How to Use Castor Oil for Thicker Eyebrows

How to Use Castor Oil for Thicker Eyebrows

Castor oil contains essential proteins, fatty acids, and vitamin E. When castor oil is applied to lashes and eyebrows, all these factors contribute to help in stimulating blood circulation in skin, especially around the eyes. Also, this will indirectly improve hair growth.

It will take approximately a few months for your brows to fully regrow, but if you are applying them regularly, then you should see results. You have to be persistent and patient when using castor oil.

Now that you get understand how to improve the growth of your eyebrows, let us see how it could help in regrowing sparse eyebrows.

Benefits of Castor Oil for Hair Growth:

Castor oil is rich in ricinoleic acid. Ricinoleic acid is an effective natural anti-fungal and anti-bacterial agent. This can help keep any fungus or bacteria from inhibiting hair growth.

Castor oil is also loaded in omega 9 fatty acids, which are nourishing to both the hair, the follicle, and its surrounding skin. Castor oil also contains a unique ability to be deeply penetrating, which helps it to deliver its nourishment deeply into the follicles and pores that produce hair.

How to Apply Castor Oil on Eyebrows?

Castor oil is known for triggering hair growth, and is mainly used as a tonic for promoting thick hair. If applied on eyebrows, it can accelerate hair growth in eyebrows or in areas where it has been over-plucked or shaved off.

Ingredients:
Castor oil
Cotton swab or Eyeliner brush
Glycerin
Towel

Procedure:
1. Clean your skin by washing with warm water. Make sure to wash your eyebrows too.
2. Gently dry your face using a towel.
3. Take the cotton swab and dip it into the castor oil.
4. Apply the cotton swab directly onto your eyebrows.
5. Use the dry end of the cotton swab to remove any excess oil which around the eyebrows.
Also, you may apply a bit of glycerin on each eyebrow to help in improving the effectiveness of castor oil.
6. Leave on overnight.
7. Wash off using warm water, the next morning.
8. Repeat this procedure regularly for best results.

Getting that charming and beautiful eyebrows is very easy if you put a bit of effort into it, and if you stick to the daily routine. You should start to see results about 5-6 weeks of using castor oil.

Tips When Buying Castor Oil:

When you are buying castor oil, make sure to get the 100% cold pressed castor oil, as this is a pure and natural product. Always read the label on the bottle.

Additional Tips for Thicker Eyebrow:

When using castor oil for eyebrow regrowth, you can try other methods such as stimulating hair follicles on that part of your face. Here are 2 brow hair regrowth tips you can try:

  • Consume foods that helps trigger hair growth naturally. Include foods that contain vitamins, proteins, and fatty acids. Salmon fish and avocados are highly recommended foods.
  • Use brow enhancing serums, which are commercial products that helps stimulate hair growth. If you can get some items using castor oil as an active ingredient, that is your best choice. You may also choose jojoba oil or almond oil, which aare other ingredients that are good for hair growth and conditioning.

Source:
Good Health Academy
Natural News

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7 Foods That Prevent Body Odor

7 Foods That Prevent Body Odor

The popular saying that “you are what you eat“, is very true when it comes to your health. Diets that are filled with unnatural ingredients and chemicals can lead to health problems.

You can remove bad breath and offensive body odor the natural way. Studies have shown that diets high in red meats, can affect body odor. The relationship between foods and body odor is simply a reflection of what you put into your body.

Here are 7 Foods That Prevent Body Odor:

1. Celery

Celery is known as a diuretic, which has the ability to fight odor by getting rid of toxins in the body. Also, it contains a balance of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients.

Celery also stimulates the liver, and acts as a digestive aid that helps in eliminating the toxins that cause body odor.

2. Cinnamon

Another food that reduce body odor is cinnamon. Cinnamon is known as a good breath freshener, as it helps in leaving behind a fresh scent.

Cinnamon can help improve rather than wreck your natural aroma. Its volatile oils help in fighting bad breath by lowering the number of bacteria that are present in your mouth.

You should consume cinnamon tea at least once daily. To make this tea, steep a cinnamon stick using boiling water for at least 10 minutes, and then consume the refreshing tea. This can also help to improve your digestive health.

To fight bad breath instantly, rinse your mouth with the use of cool cinnamon tea.

3. Citrus Fruits

Eating fresh citrus, such as oranges and lemons can also help limit musky smells that may be lingering on your skin, according to David Colbert, MD, an internist in New York City, a dermatologist and author of The High School Reunion Diet.

According to David Colbert, “The acids present in citrus fruits help to flush water through your body. Also, because citrus also contains fiber, they move through your system slowly, and then get rid of the toxins that contribute to the body odor”.

Therefore, if your body smell is starting to get embarrassing, you can try eating
a sweet orange for dessert or grapefruit for breakfast.

4. Green Tea

Green tea is one of the healthy foods that help in reducing body odor, stinky feet and bad breath due to its rich antioxidants content.

Also, green tea supports detoxification by helping in the production of glutathione, which is a carrier-antioxidant that removes harmful toxins from the body. The fewer the presence of harmful toxins in your body, the better your body will smell.

Also, the polyphenols present in green tea can help in freshening your breath and removing the compounds causing bad breath.

5. Parsley

This superfood is a blood purifier, and is most commonly used as a garnish in American dishes. This herb contains powerful purifying and healing abilities.

Parsley contains large amounts of chlorophyll, which gives it the dark green color. This compound helps in purifying blood, alkalizing your body and helps in the production of new red blood cells.

6. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are included in the healthy foods which help reduce body odor. These fruits contain natural antibacterial and antiseptic properties which helps in removing a number of bacteria causing odor in the body.

Also, as tomatoes are natural astringent, they are useful in blocking the ducts that produce sweat and shrinking the pores, therefore, keeping excessive sweating under control.

Even drinking just 1 cup of tomato juice may help reduce your body temperature, which will reduce sweating. Consume 1/2 cup of tomato juice daily or add fresh tomatoes into your salad.

Priot to taking a bath, you can apply fresh tomato juice into your body parts which often sweat a lot. You can leave it your body for about 10-15 minutes. Then rinse off the juice in the shower. You may use this method when needed.

7. White Fish

You may be shocked to learn that the secret to curing your “Body Odor” might actually be smelly seafood? The state of your gastrointestinal tract is closely associated to your skin, according to Dr. Colbert.

Studies, which include a study conducted by scientists in Prague and that was published in the journal Chemical Senses, showed that red meat is linked with bad body odor.

Dr. Colbert explained that “As your body breaks down the proteins in meat, your skin produces unpleasant odors, which does not happen when you metabolize fish. Smell fresh (but not fishy) by adding white fish, including halibut, tilapia, and cod, into your diet and limiting your consumption of red meat.

Source:
Livestrong
Womansday
Skinny Ms.

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How to Make Egg White Face Masks for Normal, Oily and Dry Skin

How to Make Egg White Face Masks for Normal, Oily and Dry Skin

Egg whites have been used in DIY face masks since ancient times, most especially in Asia, to achieve and maintain that beautiful radiant skin. You can make a face mask with the use of egg whites only, or you can add other powerful ingredients to provide more benefits to your skin.

Below are 3 simple, skin-friendly and effective egg white face masks, combined with other kitchen ingredients, for that healthy and blemish-free skin.

DIY Egg White Face Masks for Your Skin:

1. Egg White and Corn Starch Face Mask for Normal Skin

This combination of egg white and corn starch acts as a perfect skin cleanser.

Materials:
1 egg
2 teaspoons Corn Starch

Directions:
1. Extract the egg white and place in a bowl.
2. Add 2 teaspoons corn starch and whisk the two ingredients properly.
3. Apply on your face.
4. Leave on for 10-15 minutes.
5. Rinse off using water and pat dry with a clean towel.

2. Egg White and Lemon Face Mask for Oily Skin

Ingredients:

1 Egg whites
1 tsp Freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tsp Honey

Directions:
1. Whisk the egg white in a bowl until foamy.
2. Add the lemon juice and honey, then mix thoroughly.
3. Wash your face with lukewarm water and apply the mixture on your face.
4. Leave on for about 25 minutes until dry.
5. Rinse gently using lukewarm water. Then dry up your skin using a soft towel.

3. Egg White Face Mask for Dry Skin

Materials:

1 Egg whites
1 teaspoon Yogurt
1/4 Ripe avocado

Method:
1. Whisk the egg white in a bowl until it is foamy.
2. Crush the avocado until it turns into a soft paste without lumps.
3. Add the avocado paste to the whisked egg white.
4. Add the yogurt.
5. Mix thoroughly.
6. Apply on your face.
7. Leave on for 15 minutes until it dries.
8. Rinse using lukewarm water and dry your skin using a soft towel.

Sources:
Food NDTV
Reward Me

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7 Simple Tips for Employees to Stay Healthy at Work

7 Simple Tips for Employees to Stay Healthy at Work

Are you frustrated because you feel as though you simply cannot stay healthy and fit because you are spending most of your day sitting at a desk at work? Then, you are not alone.

Just because you are working all day does not mean you cannot stay fit and slim. You just need to do some simple work habit and lifestyle changes.

You can start with these Tips to Improve Your Health While Working at the Office:

1. Avoid Working Overtime Frequently

If you are frequently working long hours, then something is wrong. You should talk to your manager and explain that your workload is too heavy for the normal working hours.

If you keep on working overtime, you will soon get to the point of burnout. This will affect not only your productivity, but your health as well.

2. Bring Your Own Lunch

Restaurant meals often include high-calorie food choices and large portions. You can eat healthier and for much less, if you prepare your own lunch.

3. Drink Enough Amount of Water

Sometimes when you are immersed in work, you lose track of how much water you are drinking in a day. But, it is important that you drink enough to stay active and hydrated.

Dehydration can cause ill effects, including sluggishness and drowsiness. You should always drink between 6-8 glasses of water everyday.

Depending on the climate in your region and level of physical activity, you may need to consume more water. Eating fresh, juicy fruits is also a great way to fight dehydration and hunger pangs.

4. Eat Breakfast

Eat breakfast is the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle. A healthy and wholesome breakfast can provide you with the energy needed to get through the first half of your day. Also, this will help prevent you from consuming junk food.

5. Maintain Good Posture

When you are in the same seated position for hours, it will have negative effects on your back. You can prevent this from happening if you are seated in a proper position with a straight spine.

6. Move as Much as You Possibly Can!

Walk around your office and stretch every now and then. Take breaks every hour or if you possibly can and move your body. Take every possible opportunity to burn calories.

You can move while waiting for programs on your computer to load. If you need to discuss something with your officemate, go to his or her desk, instead of making a phone call or just sending an email.

Also, if you need to go to another floor in the office building, take the stairs instead of the elevator. Team up with a friend at work to take regular breaks for exercise and to help in motivating each other.

7. Take Vacation Leaves

Even if it is just for a weekend in town, take the opportunity to rest. Vacation is not just a worker’s right; it is also a necessity.

Vacation helps in reducing stress and in keeping your psychological health fit.

Sources:
Entrepreneur
Mind Body Green
Youth Incorporated

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Benefits of Watermelon on Your Skin and How to Use It

Benefits of Watermelon on Your Skin and How to Use It

Did you know that the delicious watermelon fruit contains great benefits for your skin too, and not just from within? Watermelon is nature’s amazing antidote to summer heat.

The watermelon fruit is loaded with vitamins A and C, both of which are great for your skin. Also, the antioxidants that are present in watermelon will keep age lines at bay.

Read on below to know the many watermelon benefits for skin:

How to Use Watermelon for Your Skin:

1. Watermelon for Exfoliating

This mixture can be use for all the sensitive skin types out there. Watermelon contains soft fibre in its pulp which softly works on your face to cleanse the dark areas with the natural acids and remove the dead skin.

Materials:
1 Tbsp Watermelon pulp
Few drops of honey

Directions:
1. Mix all materials.
2. Smoothly rub on to your face.
3. Leave on 15 minutes.
4. Rinse using cold water.

2. Watermelon for Soft Glowing Skin

Watermelon is the best choice when it comes to having soft, supple and glowing skin. Unknown to many, watermelon is effective in adding life to dead skin, and brings back your skin’s natural glow.

The yogurt has lactic acid and moisturizing properties that help in softening your skin and the natural rosy color or the Watermelon adds the radiance and glow to the skin.

Materials:

1 cup Watermelon cubes
½ cup Yogurt.

Directions:
1. Mash the watermelon cubes using a fork.
2. Combine the yogurt.
3. Apply the mixture on your face evenly.
4. Leave on for a few minutes.
5. Once dried, wash your face using cold water and pat dry.

3. Watermelon as Skin Toner

Watermelon works as a natural toner for your skin because it contains Vitamins A, B6 and C. Also, watermelon is a natural storehouse of lycopene, which shows that lycopene protectsyour skin against sun damage.

This homemade toner will help cleanse your skin from deep within, and also reduce the chances of acne from occurring. This can also help in whitening your skin.

Materials:
1 cup watermelon chunks
½ cup water
½ cup rose water
½ Orange

Directions:
1. Add watermelon chunks in a mixer.
2. Strain the mixture using the sieve.
3. Add rose water to the extract.
4. Place this mix in a spray bottle.
5. Spray it on your face at least 2-3 times daily.

Sources:
Beauty Health Tips
Stylenrich

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Beauty Benefits of Baking Soda: For Your Skin, Face and Lips

Beauty Benefits of Baking Soda: For Your Skin, Face and Lips

The kitchen is considered to be one of the most treasured place in a house. You can get many natural ingredients from the kitchen to enhance your beauty.

Most of you think that baking soda is used for cooking only, but baking soda is surprisingly good for your health and beauty regimen. Here are the most effective and useful beauty benefits of baking soda.

Beauty Benefits of Baking Soda:

1. Baking Soda for Glowing Skin

Orange contains a slightly acidic pH which helps in maintaining the pH balance of your skin. Also, it contains a lot of vitamin C, which helps to give your skin a collagen boost. The cleansing and exfoliating properties of baking soda can remove impurities and dead skin cells from your pores.

Materials:

2 Tbsps freshly squeezed orange juice
1 Tbsp baking soda

Directions:
1. Combine the orange juice and baking soda until you get a smooth paste.
2. Wash your face and hands.
3. Pat the excess moisture from your face, using a towel, but leave it slightly damp.
4. Apply paste onto your face.
5. Leave on for 15 minutes.
6. Pat some water onto your face, then rub the face pack loose.
7. Rinse your face using cool water, then pat dry using a clean towel.
8. Rinse off using a non-comedogenic moisturizer.
9. Do this at least once a week.

2. Baking Soda for Yellow Teeth

Baking soda is good for making your teeth shine. It works as a mild abrasive that helps in removing yellow stains from your teeth. Also, it helps remove plaque by neutralizing acids produced by the bacteria.

Directions:

1. Place some baking soda on your toothbrush along with your regular toothpaste.
2. Brush your teeth for 2 minutes.
3. Do this once daily for a few days.

OR
1. Prepare a homemade teeth whitener using 4 tablespoons of turmeric root powder, 3 tablespoons extra-virgin coconut oil and 2 teaspoons of baking soda.
2. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
3. Use a small amount of this paste mixture to brush your teeth once daily for a few days.

Note:
Do no use baking soda excessively as this can strip your teeth of its natural, protective enamel.

3. Baking Soda for Dark Lips

Baking soda and honey can help get rid of the dead skin cells from your lips. Also, baking soda help bleach your skin to naturally lighten the color of your lips.

Materials:

1 tsp honey
1 tsp baking Soda

Directions:
1. Combine baking soda and honey, until you get a smooth paste.
2. Apply this mixture onto your lips.
3. Leave it on for at least 2 minutes.
4. Using your fingertips, rub gently the mixture on your lips to exfoliate.
5. Do this at least 2-3 times per week.

Do a Skin Test First:

Baking soda is generally known to safe for your skin. But, it can cause irritation to some people.

Therefore, a good idea to perform a patch test first to see how your skin reacts to it. Also, do not apply baking soda to broken skin without checking with your doctor first.

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Lisa is a researcher in beauty and health products from Australia. She spends most of her time studying health sciences and when she is not working she writes about her findings and experience on various blogs.

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