Not everyone develops black stains on their elbows.
Black stains on your elbows develop for a number of reasons, including years of exposure to UV rays, the development of callouses on your elbows and having hyperpigmented skin---a condition where certain areas of your skin become darker in color than other areas.
Lemon and Lime Remedy
Lemon and lime juices are natural skin lighteners. Squeeze three to four lemons or limes into a small bowl, and apply the juice to your elbows daily after your bath or shower. Leave the juice on your elbows for 15 minutes. Soak a clean towel in hot water, and scrub your elbows. Your elbows will lighten with time. You can also make a cream by combining ½ tsp. of lemon juice and ½ tsp. of glycerin. Apply the cream to your elbows nightly.
Turmeric and Curry Remedy
The herb turmeric can also remove black elbow stains. Mix a paste of 1 tbsp. of turmeric and three curry leaves in a small bowl. Apply the mixture to your elbows and let it sit for 15 minutes. Wash your elbows in warm water. If taking a bath, apply the mixture before you get in, let it sit for 15 minutes, and simply wash it off as you take your bath. You can also use Mehndi leaves in place of curry leaves. Mehndi and curry leaves are found in most international grocery stores and some health food stores.
TIP: Secret tip is to take half piece of lemon and mix few drops of MUSTARD OIL in it. Rub it on your elbows and you'll definitely see the results :)
STRESS and BEAUTY
Stress has become our face's constant companion and is unfortunately one of the major causes of premature ageing. We all experience stress from time to time, but when stress occurs frequently and is left uncontrolled it can cause both health concerns and a hazard to your appearance.
To manage stress, you need to understand how body reacts to tension? Stress is a natural response to emotional or physical threats. This can be from work, a daily routine or family life. When we are tense, our adrenal glands release "stress response" hormones and increases levels of cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone that can effect oil production in the skin and creates higher levels of visceral fat (abdominal fat). Increased oil production can lead to skin problems and acne. Stress also makes the body more susceptible to infection and causes the skin to repair itself more slowly by time.
How Harmful Stress Is?
Once this stress response has been activated, the body responds by an …
Sleep better Look better Sleep is a major factor influencing your over-all health and skin. If you do not get adequate amount of sleep, you will quickly notice feeling low, tired, irritable and have difficulties with concentrating or just staying awake. Similarly, but less obviously, your reaction time and coordination will be reduced, and your memory and mathematical abilities will be affected. You can improve the quality of your sleep by establishing regular sleeping patterns, always going to bed and getting up around the same time everyday.
If you continually suffer from lack of sleep, the results can be severe. It could result into: weakened immune systemobesitydiabetes StressMore chances of Heart Attack and Cancersigns of premature aging of the skincognitive problems (short-term memory)
Tips for Better Sleep: Rest Is Great For Your Skin, if you take your full sleep there are less chances of having Dark Circles under your eyes and you look fresh. Take full 6-8 hours sleep, when you take…
Healthy eating builds a healthy body. You can improve your skin with healthy eating. Improving your skin and health requires a nutritious diet, plenty of water, fresh air, exercise, sleep and minimum stress. What You CAN Do?Eating healthy doesn't mean giving up the foods you love, it means choosing food wisely. Try some of the following suggestions while eating to get a healthy lifestyle. 1- Eat a variety of nutrient-rich foods: You need more than 40 different nutrients for good health, and no single food supplies them all. Your daily food selection should include bread and other whole-grain products; fruits, vegetables, dairy products, meat, poultry, fish and other protein foods.
2-Breakfast is the key to stay Young and Healthy: Do you know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Most people give a variety of reasons for not eating breakfast. A common reason is …