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How to control my oily skin?

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Who hasn’t faced an oily skin problem? Yes many of us have. A few years back I was also facing oily skin problem. But successfully I overcame it by going all natural. Today I am going to share you the method I opted to control my oily skin problem.

Yes, I know, oily skin is quite a trouble to deal with. The body produces an excess of skin oil and it accumulates on the skin giving rise to many skin problems like blackheads, whiteheads, pimples skin itchiness etc. Oily your skin is not all that bad but it should not be too much, moderate oily skin have their own advantages like they develop fewer wrinkles, you don’t need to use a moisturizer daily and much more. People suffering  from oily skin conditions tend to have a shiny skin and larger than average pores.

There are many natural ways to overcome oily skin, your these methods are those which I follow and some of them were recommended to me by many natural skin experts.

 NATURAL SKIN RECIPES
 EGG WHITES

Egg whites are great to overcome oily skin, they are rich in vitamin A which help in removing the blemishes, it dries the skin and shrinks the pores. To use egg white to overcome your oily skin problem. Whip one egg in a small bowl and spread it evenly on your face allow the mixture to dry then rinse your face with warm water. Use this method at least three times a week.

You can also add a squeeze of lemon for better results. This method will soak up the excess oil and shrinks the pores on your skin.

 LEMON

Rich in citric acid lemon is a good way to fight oily skin problem. The citric acid In the lemon balance as the pH value of the skin and also helps to overcome the skin discolouration.

To use lemon, it’s very simple. Take about 2 tablespoons of the distilled water in a small bowl and add a squeeze of lemon. Slowly dab this mixture on your face using cotton balls. Since lemon is an acid there are chances that it meant to dry out your skin, so after doing this you have a mild moisturizer. Try to natural in your moisturizer choices you may find many DIY moisturizer in this blog.

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 TOMATOES

Similar to lemon the matters are also rich in assets if you feel lemon was too harsh than you should go for tomatoes. Tomatoes and tomato seeds are great for your skin, and I highly recommend them. Rich in vitamin C tomatoes are great for oily acne prone skin.

To get rid of excess oil using tomatoes, just blend want tomato in a blender and slowly massage it on your face for about 15 minutes. Wash your face with cold water and then apply a non-oily natural moisturizer.

 YOGURT

You might have definitely got it, as it is used to remove excess oil. If you’re uncomfortable with lemon or tomatoes then you have another alternative that is the yogurt. Rich in lactic acid your good absorbs the excess oil on your skin and leaves a very bright face.

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Yogurt | OrganicIsBeautiful

Today I want to tell you two methods to use yogurt to overcome your oily skin problem.

Take about a tablespoon of plain Yogurt and directly apply it on your face and massage in small circles for about 15 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. Do this at least three or four times a week.

If you want much better results then you can follow this method. In a small bowl take 2 tablespoons of Yogurt, half tablespoon of finely ground oatmeal and a tablespoon of honey. Blend the mixture well. Apply the mixture directly on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes.

I hope you’re happy with my DIY techniques to get rid of the excess oil on your skin. If you have any queries or suggestions feel free to leave a comment and I’ll more than happy to hear from you.

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What are the 5 Spices I should Keep in my Kitchen?

Today, on OiB I will tell you the spices which you should keep in there. The kitchen for any woman is a holy shrine where she spends the whole day cooking. Spices come with medicinal values and it is not surprising to note that they were commonly used in ancient times itself to cure minor health ailments like cold, fever, stomach upset, and acne.

Here are five must-have nature spices inside your kitchen:

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Turmeric
Turmeric is an Indian product and has been in their cooking for several thousand years. It comes with several properties like decreases the fat, purifies blood and heals wounds and bruises. It needs to be added to boiled milk, curry dishes, and vegetables.

Asafetida
Asafetida comes in the form of granules and you can use a pinch of asafetida. This can be used in water, broth, and ghee, when you are cooking. It mainly helps in reducing indigestion problems, fullness, and heavy gas after eating food.

Cumin
Cumin is another popular ingredient which immensely helps in aiding digestion. It helps in removing pain in the abdomen, remove heaviness in the stomach. It can be added to soup, rice, and lentils.

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Coriander
Coriander leaves are excellent spices to be used when cooking. It is used as a garnish. They are commonly found in seeds or ground form. It immensely helps in removing tiredness, exhaustion, headaches, and pain in muscles.

You will want to add some during cooking in curries, vegetable fries, and lentils.

Ginger
Ginger is a very versatile food ingredient. It can be used in healing fever, colds, coughs, and indigestion. The benefits are too many. Apart from that, it also improves the blood circulation and reduces inflammation. You can add it in your food as a spice or as dry powder.

When added to soups or vegetable curries, it enhances the flavor to another level. You can prepare so many DIY dishes using these ingredients.

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Ginger in Skincare | OrganicIsBeautiful

All of the above are enough to tell you why you must use organic products. They not only give you the best care for your hair, but do not come with harmful chemicals. This is one of the main reasons why I always use hair care products made from natural ingredients. It has helped me in achieving the hair of my dreams.

Do you want to become like me and have healthy and good skincare? The choice is always yours sweetie.

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5 Incredible Health Benefits of Almond Nuts & its oil

Who doesn’t like almond nuts? They’re definitely one of my favorites and I hope it’s yours too. Almonds have been with humans from very long time. They’ll extremely popular and is part of various cousins around the world. Not only almond nuts but the almond oil is also widely used and many skin experts believe the best essential oil for your nourishing your skin. Almond is rich in nutrients which are the health the increase the brain activity, to the digestive system and enhances longevity.

I have been using almonds from a very small age. The nutritional benefits of almond are well known around the world. Many doctors recommend using almond in your daily diet. One of the great thing about almonds are you can consume them any way you like. Personally, I like to eat them raw, well you can also use it as an ingredient in your food, as almond milk or almond floor. Body lotions and conditioners in the form of almond oil. Considering the chunk of nutrients, it has, its popularity is not quite that surprising.

So let’s go through some of the well-known benefits of almond nuts and oil:

1- Reduce cholesterol and prevent heart attacks

You know my love for seeds, right!! I spoke about

  • I discovered fennel seeds a few month back and now I simply love them!
  • Cinnamon seeds (or powder) as a alternative to sugar.
  • Cacao seeds, and how to pick the right chocolate bar to remain in line with a healthy skin and eating regimen. Yes, it is possible!
  • Quinoa is my favorite meal with or without (the right) rice.
  • Fenugreek powder and how it is used since centuries on hair.
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Quinoa | OrganicIsBeautiful

Almonds are naturally rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants. These two are the magic nutrients that reduce cholesterol hence blockage in the veins. Almond is rich in vitamin E and it helps to increase the overall health of the heart.

Almond is also rich in manganese, magnesium, copper, potassium and calcium. Various researchers indicate that by incorporating almonds into your daily life you reduce the chances of heart attack. Most of the doctors around the world recommend cholesterol patients to take almond daily. Well, that itself means a lot.

2- Improves health of your skin

as mentioned earlier almonds are rich in vitamins E and antioxidants which refresh your skin and reduces the wrinkles. Almond oil helps in removing any visible signs of aging. The oil is also rich in agents like flavonol and L-catchin which fights skin cancer. By applying almond oil daily, it creates a protective layer on your skin and prevents the UV rays entering your skin. This protective layer also keeps you away from pollution and dust. All in all, it protects your skin and improves the health of your skin.

3- Maintain Blood Sugar Levels

Not only cholesterol almonds also keep the blood cholesterol level in check. Doctors also recommend almonds to diabetic patients, the nuts helps to keep your body weight in check. Antioxidants enhance production of insulin and maintain the blood sugar level.

4- Increase Brain Functionality

Almonds a widely known as the best brain food out there. The nuts are rich in nutrients that and hand the neural activity of your brain and those which prevent cognitive decline. Aging people with minute memory loss are asked to take almonds. Patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is strongly recommended to take almond in their daily diet. The rich nutritional quantities of riboflavin and L-cartine are extremely beneficial for growing children in increasing the brain activity.

5- Aids in Weight Loss

Almonds are rich in fibers and healthy fats, by consuming them the person feels he’s full. Almonds are well known to prevent overheating. When I am usually need of snacks, instead of opting for something unhealthy I go for almonds. It gives me feeling that I have eaten something that actually I haven’t. Almonds are consumed in great quantities by bodybuilders and athletes, it helps them to maintain a healthy a much healthier body weight and also rich in essential nutrients, that aids in the growth of muscles.

I hope you’re already taking almonds at least two or three times a week, if not consume them. They’re perfect for your health and maintaining a good appetite. The nuts and oils are beneficial for your health and also your skin. So why not try them? That you are not

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Still Skeptical About Coconut Oil Pulling?

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Still Skeptical About Coconut Oil Pulling? – Organicisbeautiful.com

A lot of hubbub has been going around recently about coconut oil pulling, so it made me curious. After doing some reading, I was pretty amazed by the effects of coconut oil on oral health. So today on OiB, I would like to introduce the awesomeness of coconut oil, because you might be skeptical about this trend like I was once.

What is Oil Pulling? 

As explained on WebMD, oil pulling is a “type of Ayurvedic medicine that dates back 3,000 years… [that] involves swishing approximately 1 tablespoon of oil—typically coconut, sesame, or sunflower oil—in your mouth for about 20 minutes and then spitting it out.” The idea behind oil pulling is that the oils detoxify the oral cavity by drawing out toxins to create a clean, antiseptic environment.

I know what you are thinking. That sounds kind of like pseudo-science. But, recent studies have proven that oil pulling has many benefits.

Benefits of Oil Pulling 

A study in 2015 looked into the benefits of coconut oil pulling and the effects it has on plaque-related gingivitis. At the end of the 30 day period where the participants swished coconut oil, the results showed a “statistically significant decrease in the plaque and gingival indices” that was noted since day 7. The “scores continued to decrease during the period of study,” reports the head researcher.

The Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine published a full report on oil pulling in 2016 that details the following benefits:

  • Prevents dental cavities
  • Improves overall oral hygiene
  • Decreases oral microbial count (the lauric acid in coconut oil is great for this)
  • Reduces the stickiness of plaque
  • Reduces gingivitis
  • Decreases halitosis (bad breath)
  • Swishing strengthens the mouth and jaw muscles
  • Whitens teeth

Pretty cool, right? After reading the the studies, I could not wait to try it.

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Still Skeptical About Coconut Oil Pulling? – Organicisbeautiful.com

How To Pull Oil 

Okay, first, let me just say that while 20 minutes of swishing is how the ancients did it, you do not have to. Next, remember to buy organic, non-GMO coconut oil for maximum results.

Here is how I like to do oil pulling:

  1. Pour 1-2 teaspoons of coconut oil into your mouth (either with a spoon or from a medicine cup). Some people recommendto dothis right in the morning before drinking or eating, but I say whenever it works best for you.
  2. Swish for 5-20 minutes. Because 20 minutes is a long time, aim for around 10 minutes to receive the benefit.
  3. Go slow. Gentle swishing and sucking the oil through and around the teeth is all you need.
  4. Do not swallow. Spit the oil out in atrash can. Never spit it down the sink, because the oil will clog the pipes.
  5. Immediately rinse your mouth out with same warm sea salt water.
  6. Brush and floss as normal.

Final Thoughts 

I was skeptical about coconut oil pulling at first, but I am astounded by the results. That is why I wanted to share my thoughts and findings with you today on OiB. If you have tried coconut oil pulling before, feel free to share your experiences!

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5 Essentials Oils for Muscles Pain and Cramps

Are you suffering from aches and pains in your muscles? Well, you can always head for the painkillers. That is a quick way out, however, painkillers are not good for your system. Instead, you should opt for some natural products. On this page, we are going to look at five essential oils which have been used time and time again by those who are looking to eliminate their muscle pain once and for all!

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Lavender
When it comes to oils, lavender seems to be the ‘jack of all trades’. It can help a person in a multitude of different ways. When it comes to dealing with muscle pain and cramps, it can help to reduce inflammation. In addition to that, it can boost circulation to the impacted area which will drastically reduce the amount of pain that you are dealing with. To cap it all off, the swelling will go down. This can make it far easier to walk!

Rosemary
Rosemary is another essential oil which seems to have a whole host of benefits. It seems to work best with those who are suffering from arthritis and other conditions which may make their joints hurt.

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Rosemary | OrganicIsBeautiful

However, that is not to say that it can’t be used by anybody else. In fact, it frequently is. If you apply it directly to the impacted area, you will experience very quick pain relief!

Black Pepper
Not many people out there seem to know that black pepper essential oil exists, but it does, and it works remarkably well when it comes to aches and pains in your muscles. Just like if you ate black pepper, the oil will provide a nice warming effect on the impacted area. This helps to boost circulation and that, ultimately, reduces pain. There are actually many athletes out there who use black pepper essential oil on a regular basis. This is not because they are suffering from pain, but it is because if you apply the black pepper to the impacted area ‘pre-workout’, you will be able to prevent ‘after exercise’ pain.

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Back Pepper | OrganicIsBeautiful

Thyme
Thyme is another essential oil which has a warming impacted on the muscles. It is great for those who may be suffering from high blood pressure at the same time. This is because thyme can be used to lower blood presume while at the same time boosting circulation in the body. Most people find that thyme is particularly effective when the injury being treated is sport related.

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Ginger
Finally, we are going to talk about ginger essential oils. Ginger is great if your muscle is constantly going through spasms. It has a great calming impact on the muscles. In addition to this, it provides a nice amount of warmth to the muscles, boosting circulation.

Remember, this is just a quick guide to essential oils for dealing with muscle pain. There are plenty of other options out there that you can use. However, we feel as though this list is a brilliant starting point for anybody looking to alleviate their symptoms!

Do you have any other tips for dealing with muscle pain and cramps? Ginger thym rosemary 

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