4 Face Mask Combinations to Get Glowing Skin

Healthy and glowing skin is dream of every woman. But, is that so simple to keep your skin flawless? Definitely not! But, yes it is not impossible too. You can have radiant skin by just choosing the right method and product for your skin. Besides, there are some natural treatments that can bring back the desired glow to your skin. How? Checkout here!

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How it happens that your friend owns a beautiful and supple skin all day long, but your skin turns down sooner. Definitely, you both share different skin type. But, is that the only reason. Surely not!

There are so many factors responsible for your skin condition. Environmental factors, pollution in your living and working area, you diet plan, etc. all together forms a base for healthy skin. While it is important for you to maintain these facts, you can also put in some extra efforts like your friend, with beautiful skin. Why don’t you go natural? Yes, nature has offered so many products which work magically on your skin, that too without causing any side effects.

Below are listed some magical face masks which you can prepare at home and get the beautiful skin. Have a look:

Honey Face Mask:The best thing about this solution is that it is suited for all skin types. Whether you have oily skin, dry or normal, it works well for all. It has the natural moisturizing capabilities, which makes it perfect to lighten the skin tone and cleans the pores. Using it twice a week leaves your skin glowing.

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What to do?

Although applying honey to your face is sufficient, yet you can add a tablespoon of lemon juice and one part of cinnamon powder to three parts of honey for better results.

Wash your face with lukewarm water before you apply the mask to your skin. Now allow it to dry for twenty minutes at least. Then remove it with help of a wet towel soaked in warm water. You can use a spare sponge too. Later wash your face with cold water. Using cold water open pores of your skin and keep it radiant.

Strawberry (or mulberry) face mask:The major benefit of this facial mask is that it greatly reduces puffiness and dark circle under your eyes. The presence of salicylic acid in strawberry helps removal of dead cells from skin, making it smooth and soft.

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What to do?

Mash ripe 6-10 strawberries in a mixer or with a hand blender. Use the fresh ones instead of the frozen and a few drops of honey. Mix it well to form a consistent paste and apply it on your face for about 20 minutes. You can later rinse off once it dries with lukewarm water.

Yogurt and Sandalwood face mask:It is the wide range of medicinal properties of sandalwood which makes it reliable for face and all types of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and much more. On the other hand, yogurt acts as an effective remedy to get rid of acne and pimples. Hence, if you are dealing with skin problems this mask is meant for you.

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What to do?

You need one tbsp. of sandalwood powder and 2 tbsp. of yogurt. Blend the ingredients together. In case you have extreme dry skin, adding honey to it will be helpful. Now apply this thick paste on face and neck. Keep it for 30-45 minutes and rinse with cold water. It leaves your skin moisturized and exfoliated.

Oatmeal Face Mask:The drying effect of oatmeal helps this mask to absorb extra oil from the pores. In addition, it cures itchiness on skin and several other skin problems.

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What to do?

All you need to do is blend oatmeal and add hot water to it. Blend it to form a thick paste. You can add a teaspoon of honey, lemon juice and two teaspoons of yoghurt to it. Now use this paste evenly on your face. Let it dry; it tightens around your skin and wash it with lukewarm water.

So, try the one most suitable to you today and let your skin feel a healthy experience!

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Everything you need to Know About the Paleo Diet

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“You need to give up modern foods to reap the benefits in true sense“. Are you ready? If you’re among those decided to follow a paleo diet, here’s a lot more to know before your reach any decision.

Paleo diet, also known as the Stone-age diet or hunter-gathered diet is talk of the town these days. it usually starts and unfortunately ends too with just one question, “What will the caveman eat?” But, there’s a lot more for you to know.

Here is everything about a paleo diet: the paleo menu, pros and cons, and what a modern person needs to know to decide whether or not to take the paleo diet plunge.

The Premise
The paleo diet is typically based on the foods our hunter-gather ancestors ate: vegetables, fruits, meat, seafood, and nuts. According to Loren Cordain, PhD, professor of health and exercise science at Colorado State University and author of The Paleo Diet, “By following these nutritional guidelines, we put our diet more in line with the evolutionary pressures that shaped our current genetics, which in turn positively influences health and wellbeing.

He says paleo diet reduces the body’s glycemic load and has a healthy ratio of saturated-to-unsaturated fatty acids, raises vitamin and nutrient consumption, and contains an optimal balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrates.

What’s on the menu?
Fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, fresh meat— it is all about eating foods straight from the Earth. Cordain advises people to have grass-fed and organic food whenever possible to limit exposure to pesticides, antibiotics, and other chemicals that didn’t exist back. As per the Research from Emory University, Paleolithic people obtained about 35% of their calories from fats, 35% from carbohydrates, and 30% from protein. Amazing!!

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Say No to Packed Food
Anything that comes in a box, jar, or bag should be avoided when on paleo diet. —, According to Robb Wolf, a former research biochemist, paleo expert, and author of The Paleo Solution, this means no grains, dairy, added salt, or legumes including peanuts, beans, lentils, and soybeans. While potatoes are generally forbidden on the diet, it is okay to eat sparingly as long as you earn them through exercise. Alcohol and honey are also generally considered no paleo, but red wine tends to be the closest option to be a paleo drink.

Paleo is a lifestyle
“The paleo diet is by no means a temporary diet,” says Cordain. “It’s like a lifestyle, as it was thousands of years ago. You don’t just stop it if and when you start feeling better or reach your goal weight—you stick it out for the long haul”, he further adds.

Paleo isn’t just about food
Besides food, exercise is a vital part of the live-by-your-genetic-code equation. Stone Age living meant a constant on-the-go lifestyle, which required 4,000-plus calories a day, as per reports of David L. Katz, MD, director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center. Even people who hit the gym regularly won’t need to eat that many calories, but the principle of using food as fuel to exercise still stands.

It’s impossible to completely copy our ancestors
“Our ancestors never chased cows and chickens around. They hunted antelopes, buffalo, and probably some animals we’ve never heard of. Their meat was generally quite lean, and provided healthier omega 3s than meats from modern days, even the grass-fed ones”, according to Dr. Katz.

Paleo diet requires a lot of planning, preparation time, and mental peace. For example, eating out on the diet isn’t as easy as ordering chicken and a salad. A lot of factors are to be considered – oil in which the chicken was cooked, if the salad toppings was processed, or packaged, etc.

“As with every elimination diet, it’s just not doable long term,” Dr. Ochner says. Weight loss is far from the sole purpose of eating paleo as going on and off of the diet can lead to big weight swings. Hence, it is not easy to follow a paleo diet.

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Diabetes Risk In Women

At present there are over 246 million people affected from diabetes worldwide and almost half of these are women. Looking at figures of US, there are almost 21 million children and adults suffering from diabetes in which 9.7 million are women. But diabetes affects women adversely posing a greater risk to their health.

The following article is about how diabetes affects women in different stages of life.

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Diabetes is found to cause various problems to women at any stage of life from adolescence, pregnancy and even at later stage of life. Women who suffer from diabetes are more vulnerable to heart attack as compared to women without diabetes.

How  Diabetes Affects Women at Various Stages of Life?

  1. Adolescent Years (10-17 Years)

Eating disorders are more among young women with type 1 diabetes as compared to young women in the general population.  Type 2 diabetes has emerged as a more common disease in young girls than boys.

By the age of 20 years, around 40%-60% of people having type 1 diabetes are found to show signs of retinopathy, or diabetic eye disease which if not treated  can lead to blindness. The risk of development of retinopathy is higher in girls than boys.

  1. Reproductive Years (18-44 Years)

Around 1.3 million women in reproductive age suffer from diabetes out of which 500,000 don’t even know they have the disease. Type 2 diabetes happens more in people who had a history of diabetes during this life stage.

Women belonging to minority racial and ethnic groups are two to four times more vulnerable to type 2 diabetes than non-Hispanic white women. Women who suffer from diabetes in reproductive years are less educated, have lower income, and are even not preferred for employment as compared to women without diabetes.

Most gestational diabetes is found to affect women with risk factors for type 2 diabetes. Their body is not able to secrete sufficient amount of insulin to overcome the increased insulin resistance due to pregnancy.

Although this form of diabetes ends after the baby is born but such women have a 20%-50% chance of suffering from type 2 diabetes in later years of life normally 5-10 years after childbirth.

Such children can become obese during childhood and adolescence and even suffer from type 2 diabetes later in life.

  1. Middle Years (45-64 Years)

As per the figures, around 3.8 million women in this age have diabetes. It is even the major reasons of death among middle-aged American women.

Coronary heart disease is a major cause of illness among middle-aged women having diabetes; rates are three to seven times higher in women in age group of 45-64 years as compared to those without diabetes.

Looking at figures of 2000, one in four women in the age of 45-64 years having diabetes had poor formal education, and one among three lived in a low-income house.

  1. Older Years (65 Years and Older)

There are about 4.0 million women who are aged 65 years or above having diabetes out of which one-quarter don’t have an idea that they have the disease. Type 2 diabetes is a more common form of diabetes in elderly women.

Women with diabetes are found to live longer than their male counterparts and that’s why elderly women having diabetes outnumber elderly men having diabetes. But still diabetes is the main causes of death in women aged 65 years and older.

Diabetes in old age invites other complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and even blindness. And elderly women with diabetes are more vulnerable to suffer from coronary heart disease, visual problems, hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia, and depression in their lifespan.