Saturday, July 20

Getting Rid of Stretch Marks Naturally

3 Ways Getting Rid of Stretch Marks Naturally

1. Fresh Water Treatment
Don’t underestimate the role of water to solve your stretch marks problem. In fact, getting rid of stretch marks naturally can be done by drinking a glass or two glasses of water daily. If you get used to do it, you can drink up to 10 glasses a day in several times. The function of water is to keep your skin hydrate, elastic, and soft. Moreover, it is also important for the detoxification process.

2. Egg White Treatment

If we talk about getting rid of stretch marks naturally, we can’t separate the role of egg white. This is concerning to the fact that egg white contains a lot of protein and amino acid. You just need to use the egg white from two eggs and apply it to the stretch mark gently. Just wait for a few minute to dry the egg white. Then, you can clean it by cold water and to make it perfect you can use olive oil. Just do the process daily up to 2 weeks to see the result.

3. Natural White Sugar Treatment

Probably, you don’t really believe but sugar helps you getting rid of stretch marks naturally. To treat the stretch problem, you just need to take two tablespoons of sugar. Then, you have to combine the sugar with lemon juice and almond oil. Just like egg white treatment, you have to apply to the stretch mark directly and regularly. Do it around 10 minutes a day before taking a bath.


The treatments above are various in time. You need to do the treatment from 2 weeks up to 1 month only to remove stretch mark but it is relatively safety.


How to get rid of stretch marks

Every woman hates the arrow streaks or lines that develop on the surface of the skin, which mars their natural beauty. Stretch marks not only affect pregnant women, but they also affect kids that grow quickly and people who gain and lose weight rapidly.

During pregnancy, the skin first stretches resulting in stretch marks, and then on losing weight, the skin folds on itself, making the striae more visible. Stretch marks also appear when young men go start body building to increase their chest and shoulders.

As the name suggests, stretch marks (or striae distensae) are created by the breakdown of elastic tissue as the skin stretches or distends.

With technological advancements in the field of beauty and aesthetics, a number of conscious people are today heading to aesthetic clinics to get rid of stretch marks.

Modern day technologies help wipe away stretch marks.

Marks or scars are never a pleasing sight. Many people feel traumatised and troubled if they have stretch marks. Women who have just delivered go through a range of emotions when they experience a drastic change in their bodies, stretch marks are something that also trouble them.

At clinics, we provide a range of procedures to lighten stretch marks such as diamond microdermabrasion, laser treatments and thermage, among others. These are technologies developed with great research, and they help people feel better about themselves.
Diamond Microdermabrasion is a technique that lightens the striae by flattening them out. In this we polish the stretch marks with a combination of cut and uncut diamonds fixed on platinum tips. With this the stretch marks become softer, lighter and less visible. 8-12 sessions, once a week can be helpful. Besides, multiple sessions with chemical peels can also help lighten stretch marks.

Laser treatments.

Affirm Multiplex Laser that uses multiple light wavelengths (1320 and 1440 nm) is very effective. This is a fractional laser, which uses CAP technology to enhance the results. This is a short relatively pain free treatment .You may need 4 to 6 sessions ,one session every 2 to 3 weeks. Cynergy multiplex laser (combination of Pulse Dye and YAG laser) using sequential mode technique is also an effective modality to lighten stretch marks.

Thermage technique uses radiofrequency to tighten and contract skin. Most women develop looseness and stretch marks over the lower abdomen post pregnancy. Thermage treatment for the tummy also helps to tighten and flatten the tummy and in the process stretch marks become less visible.

Scarlet is a minimally invasive procedure and uses micro needle electrode, which delivers direct radiofrequency energy into the superficial and deeper layers of the skin through precise depth. As the micro needles penetrate and deliver the energy directly into the tissue, the stretch marks begin fading.

Is it possible to avoid stretch marks?

This is a question, which most people ask. To avoid stretch marks: One could massage the affected area with vitamin E, 1% cream (e.g. Evion). Aloe Vera gel could be applied over stretch marks twice a day. These simple remedies if started while the stretch marks are appearing can retard their development. Plus, taking supplements like vitamin A, E and B is also helpful.

Friday, July 19

10 Tips for Men’s Sexual Health

All me want to be healthy, and in many cases, they try and take care of themselves by watching what they eat, getting exercise on a regular basis, and managing the stress in their lives. But many men are unaware that they can also take care of their sexual health and prevent problems before they occur.

Here are 10 tips for men to keep in mind for maximum sexual health:

    Eat a healthy diet – Many men are surprised to learn that what they eat can affect their sexual performance, but it does.  By eating healthy foods that are rich in nutrients and low in fats, you will keep your “sexual” system in good working order.  Strive for plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean cuts of meat, whole grains and low-fat milk.
    Get regular exercise – Men who live a “couch potato” lifestyle may soon find themselves with sexual problems.  By “getting up and moving” you will be taking an active role in maintaining your sexual health.  Check with your physician, and then start a program of regular exercise that includes walking, cycling, tennis or whatever you find enjoyable.

    Stop smoking
    – Many doctors agree that smoking can be a major cause of sexual dysfunction in men.  Studies have found that a major of men who suffer from ED are smokers, and that smoking can also reduce sperm count and quality.  Smoking damages the small arteries that feed blood to the penis, making it difficult at times to maintain an erection.
    Reduce your alcohol intake – While you may enjoy the buzz you feel when you drink alcoholic beverages, you are putting yourself at risk for ED.  Alcohol may make you feel sexier by lowering inhibitions, but it also reduces libido, causes erection problems, and often times impairs the ability to have an orgasm.

    Learn to manage stress in your life
    – Stress can leave you feeling exhausted, worried, uptight and very nervous, and can also lead to sexual problems as well.  If you allow stress to manage your life, instead of the other way around, your life will soon feel as if it is out of control.  Learn stress management techniques, find ways to handle anger and sadness, and you will be doing your part to maintain your sexual health (and your sanity).

    Do Kegel exercises
    – Usually associated with women, Kegel exercises can increase sexual enjoyment in men as well.  Kegels are a way to strengthen the muscles that connect the base of the penis with the tailbone.  These muscles act to control the flow of fluids through the urethra, so by learning how to control them, you can delay ejaculation to heighten your orgasm.  To learn how these muscles feel, try stopping the flow of urine the next time you urinate.  These are the muscles you need to tighten, so to do Kegels, just squeeze the muscles, hold them for a few seconds, and then relax them.  By contracting these muscles, you gradually build up their strength, and your pleasure.

    Use lubricants – As men grow older, they often experience a gradual loss of sensitivity in their penis.  Lubricants can help men with this problem to gain a freer range of motion, and increase sexual enjoyment.

    Have a yearly check-up with your doctor – It is no secret that men do not like going to the doctor, but if you want to maintain your overall (and sexual) health, you should make sure that you have a physical at least once a year.

    Avoid illegal substances – Unfortunately, some men will take illegal drugs to get high, thinking that it will enhance their sexual experience.  But it most cases, it has the opposite effect.  If you want to avoid ED, then avoid illegal substances.

    Maintain a positive attitude – Medical studies prove that men who have a positive attitude towards life also enjoy a problem free sex life as well.  So, adjust your attitude to a positive one, and enjoy the benefits!                 

Top 6 Healthiest Foods on the Planet

According to several sources and surveys in North America and Western Europe, the following ten foods are considered overall to be the most healthy. 

These 10 superfoods are proven, expert-beloved disease fighters and energy boosters. Add them to your meals and get on the fast track to a super-healthy body.


Why They're Healthy:
-- Just one lemon has more than 100 percent of your daily intake of vitamin C, which may help increase "good" HDL cholesterol levels and strengthen bones.

-- Citrus flavonoids found in lemons may help inhibit the growth of cancer cells and act as an anti-inflammatory.

Quick Tip:

Add a slice of lemon to your green tea. One study found that citrus increases your body's ability to absorb the antioxidants in the tea by about 80 percent. 


Apples are an excellent source of antioxidants, which combat free radicals. Free radicals are damaging substances generated in the body that cause undesirable changes and are involved in the aging process and some diseases.

Some animal studies have found that an antioxidant found in apples (polyphenols) might extend lifespans. Tests on fruit flies found that polyphenols also help them to preserve their ability to walk, climb and move about.

Another study found that adult females who regularly ate apples had a 13% to 22% lower risk of developing heart disease.


Why It's Healthy:

-- One medium stalk of broccoli contains more than 100 percent of your daily vitamin K requirement and almost 200 percent of your recommended daily dose of vitamin C -- two essential bone-building nutrients.

-- The same serving also helps stave off numerous cancers.

Quick Tip:

Zap it! Preserve up to 90 percent of broccoli's vitamin C by microwaving. (Steaming or boiling holds on to just 66 percent of the nutrient.)


Almonds are rich in nutrients, including magnesium, vitamin E, iron, calcium, fiber, and riboflavin. A scientific review published in Nutrition Reviews last year found that almonds as a food may help maintain healthy cholesterol levels. 

Almonds have more fiber than any other tree nut.

The fatty acid profile of almonds, which is made up of 91-94% unsaturated fatty acids, may partly explain why it helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels.


Oatmeal is meal made from rolled or ground oats, or porridge made from ground or rolled oats. In the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, the term "porridge" or "porridge oats" are common terms for the breakfast cereal that is usually cooked.

Interest in oatmeal has increased considerably over the last twenty years because of its health benefits.

Studies have shown that if you eat a bowl of oatmeal everyday your blood cholesterol levels, especially if they are too high, will drop, because of the cereal's soluble fiber content. When findings were published in the 1980s, an "oat bran craze" spread across the USA and Western Europe. The oats craze dropped off in the 1990s.

Oats is rich in complex carbohydrates, as well as water-soluble fiber, which slow digestion down and stabilize levels of blood-glucose.

Oatmeal porridge is very rich in B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and potassium.

Leafy green vegetables

Studies have shown that a high intake of dark-leafy vegetables, such as spinach or cabbage may significantly lower a person's risk of developing diabetes type 2. Researchers from Leicester University, England, said that the impact of dark green vegetables on human health should be investigated further, after they gathered data from six studies.

Spinach, for example, is very rich in antioxidants, especially when uncooked, steamed or very lightly boiled. It is a good source of vitamins A, B6, C, E and K, as well as selenium, niacin, zinc, phosphorus, copper, folic acid, potassium, calcium, manganese, betaine, and iron.

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Thursday, July 18

Skin brightening papaya face mask

My family and I recently moved to Maine and I’ve been wanting to adopt a more earth-friendly lifestyle with our new start here. So, I’m starting this new segment here at What The Flicka called Green It Yourself: Elle’s Earth Friendly GIY Tips & Tricks. I’ll have natural tips and tricks that you can use for around the house, for the kids, natural skin care, home remedies, etc. This papaya face mask is the first installment—I hope you enjoy!

This is a great mask for all skin types. It you have sensitive skin like me, I would only leave it on for half the time suggested. This mask exfoliates and stimulates circulation in your face. Papaya has natural alpha hydroxy acids, yogurt has lactic acid (which helps remove dead skin cells), and honey helps to retain moisture.

¼ cup ripe papaya
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon plain Greek yogurt

Put all ingredients into a food processor or blender and mix until smooth. Put in a small bowl and apply to face with a make-up brush or your fingertips (which I find easier). Leave on face for 10 minutes the wash off thoroughly. Wipe skin with toner and moisturize.


Wednesday, July 17

Wrong hair style can cause significant hair loss

Washington: A new study has found that the way you style your hair with your styling tools, can cause significant hair damage. This damage can cause your long hair to look brittle, frizzy and may eventually lead to fall out.

“Hair myths, such as brushing your hair one hundred strokes each day, can cause split ends,” board-certified dermatologist Paradi Mirmirani, MD, FAAD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco, said.

“Having healthy hair is possible if you know how to care for your hair before and after styling,” the dermatologist added.

To prevent hair damage and hair loss, Dr. Mirmirani has recommended the ladies to follow these simple tips:

1. Dry your hair by wrapping it in a towel after a shower or bath. Another
alternative is letting your hair air-dry.

2. Most people should handle wet hair as little as possible as wet hair breaks
more easily when combed or brushed. However, people with tightly curled or textured hair should brush their hair when wet to decrease the chances of hair breakage.

3. Keep brushing to minimum. Brushing your hair 100 strokes each day can
cause split ends.

4. Reduce the use of “long-lasting hold” styling products. Using a comb to
style your hair after you apply the product can cause the hair to break and can lead to hair loss over time.

5. Flat irons should be used on dry hair on a low or medium heat setting, no
more often than every other day. If you use a curling iron, only leave it in place for a second or two. No matter your hair type, excessive heat can damage your hair.

6. Do not continuously wear braids, cornrows, ponytails and hair extensions.
These styles pull on the hair and can cause tension that leads to breakage. If the tension continues, permanent hair loss can develop.