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Since the inception of Mankind, people have been much conscious about their physical look and appearance. Especially in the case of women, this statement holds true. In order to attain an attractive and charming look, men and women have left no stone unturned. As of now, most of the persons are ready to take any kind of Ayurvedic or Contemporary beauty procedure to attain a gorgeous and youthful skin. Starting from cosmetic surgeries to temporary makeups and spa to massage, we never think of from monetary perspective when it comes to attain a beautiful and gorgeous skin. As the saying is, the best things in the life are free, we should seek an alternative medication that will help us to attain a flawless and young skin. A Spa is also such a kind of natural skin rejuvenating method that has been in vogue since the Medieval times. In this blog … Read more

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It’s that time of the year again, the time for lots of parties, family get together, weddings, office end of the year dinners and this means food, food and more food! Who else is as excited as I am??? That’s right I’m a big foodie.

You may be thinking “I just started eating healthy and working out, so all of my efforts will just go to waste like that?” Umm no it doesn’t have to go to waste so you can relax now. There are ways you can enjoy all these parties and food without gaining 30 pounds.

1) Keep healthy snacks at your disposal always
Sometimes even if we aren’t hungry, we still just want to eat something because during this period, food and drinks everywhere and always nearby. It’s very easy to get tempted and eat more than you need to.
But when you have … Read more

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can-water-help-you-lose-weight

I posted on my BBM channel http://www.pin.bbm.C003B44FE how important it is to drink water and someone asked how possible it is to lose weight by drinking water. I wanted to explain immediately but I realized that 400 letters isn’t enough to talk about the relationship between water and weight loss so let’s break it down here.

Water does not have some magical power to burn fat but it helps with your weight loss effort. 8 glasses a day is recommended by a lot nutritionist. If you take tea a lot, you can reduce your water intake for the day.

One way water can help in weight loss is by stopping you from over eating. Staying hydrated can help stop over eating. A good way to know if you are hydrated is to check the colour of your urine. If it is clear or light yellow, you are good but if … Read more

6 MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT HEALTHY LIVING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

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It’s so amazing that more people are trying to live healthy these days, not just to lose weight but to actually have a healthier body. There are lots of theories on the internet about healthy living and weight loss. It’s been hard to figure out what is true and what isn’t concerning nutrition. Let’s walk through some of the top misconceptions out there right now.

1) Common belief that eating carbohydrates even low amounts can increase body weight.
Foods containing carbs can’t be cut off from a healthy diet as they provide fiber, sugars and starch which supply energy to the body in the form of glucose and this is the source of energy for human cells, tissues and organs.
Your body needs carbohydrates for energy so don’t completely eliminate it from your diet. There are ‘good’ carbohydrates for you.
8 slices of bread isn’t ideal but when eaten right, … Read more

Brace your skin – the winter is coming

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Winter, with all the snow and holidays and family reunions and reruns of our favourite TV shows, can be a romantic season. Yet, what lurks behind it are possible skin problems, due to cold weather, wind, rain, gases, and indoor heat. Hence, it is important to nurture your skin properly and keep the fresh tone we all like so much. So stay tuned for some tips and tricks on how to give your skin some proper winter treatment.


Lifeless hair

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One of the reasons for our hair to feel lifeless and lackluster is because it is exposed to different temperatures on a daily basis. While outdoor, where it is cold, we wear hats and caps, to keep the head warm, and while indoor, the heating is on, so temperature shocks affect the hair.
To solve this problem, use a lot of conditioner. Silicone drops can do wonders to your … Read more

5 Superfruits You Must Incorporate Into Your Diet For Amazing Health

Superfoods are all the rage but have you heard of superfruits? Superfruits are loaded with antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, but not all fruits fall under the superfruit category. Five superfruits you should introduce into your diet include goji berries, pomegranates, figs, acai berries and mangosteen. To gain optimal nutrients from each superfruit, it is best to consume in its most natural, raw form- not processed or cooked.

So what’s all the hype around superfruits we know they are healthy for us, but what are the benefits? Consumed on a regular basis superfruits can help you live a longer, prevent disease and maintain a healthy weight- just to name a few!

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Pomegranates contain punicalagin a powerful antioxidant. It attaches itself to free flowing radicals within the body to neutralize them, otherwise free radicals cause damage to cells within the body. Pomegranates are also high in vitamin k, which has been … Read more

6 beauty remedies you can try from your kitchen!

Want to go out for a hair treatment but the trip to the salon is too expensive for you? Have a really exposed pimple that distracts you (and probably other people too)? These are just two of the main dilemmas that goes on women’s mind.

But hey! Good thing there are natural and easy at-home remedies to solve these issues. Never spend a chunk of your income for beauty treatments when you can pamper yourself in the comfort of your own home with these cool and effective beauty remedies. Add these to your DIY checklist!

1. Lemon juice + baking soda to whiten your teeth

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Simply mix fresh lemon juice with baking soda in both equal parts then grab a cotton ball or a q-tip to apply it to your teeth. Let it sit there for a minute or two then brush your teeth as you normally … Read more

6 benefits of Argan oil for the skin and hair

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Argan oil comes from argan tree nuts majorly found in Morocco. It contains about 80% unsaturated fatty acids which work wonders to get rid of signs of premature aging.

As a moisturizer
Argan oil can be used as a moisturizer for the skin. It keeps the skin hydrated, smooth and gives it a silky feel. It is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids and thus is great for making the skin feel rejuvenated.

Anti-Aging benefits
One of the main causes of premature aging is the harmful UV rays of the sun. Argan oil helps to reduce wrinkles by restoring the skin’s water lipid layer and increasing the skin moisture. The fatty acids in argan oil helps to fight free radicals, improve the elasticity of the skin and increase the cell strength of facial skin.
A regular application of argan oil to your skin can help reduce the signs … Read more

Skincare: Get Those Vitamins

Get-those-vitamins

“A well balanced diet and a good skin care regimen with ample of vitamins in it is the perfect recipe for a Great glowing young skin that will be an asset to you for the whole of your life. The role of vitamins is quite big in human life although you may not feel it until you find a deficiency of one of the vitamins in your body.

The importance of vitamins for skin
Vitamins participate in the smooth functioning of the body at a cellular level. The absence of vitamins is clearly evident in the structure of the human body. Skin is one part of the body that requires nourishment and care from inside and outside equally. Since it forms the protective covering of the body for vital body organs; keeping the skin in the best form is in the best interest of the body. Nourishing the skin from … Read more

9 essential tips for dealing with hot weather in Nigeria

9 essential tips for dealing with hot weather

If you live in Nigeria like I do, you would no doubt be used to the almost constant hot weather. There’s nothing more disheartening than getting your face beat in the morning and then looking all sweaty and greasy in the afternoon. It’s important to stay hydrated all day in this type of weather.

Over time, I’ve found some ways that has helped me battle the extremely hot weather in Nigeria and I’m more than happy to share them with you, hopefully it can be of use to you too.

1) Use sunglasses
The UV rays of the sun can be harmful to the eyes so it’s important to use sunglasses especially when it’s so hot outside. Also it helps limit squinting, which can cause early wrinkles around the eyes.

2) Minimize alcohol intake
Alcohol can be dehydrating, leaving your skin looking dry and dull. You really need to cut … Read more