Saturday, 04 June 2011
Now that summer's here, we're shedding our winter layers and showing off what's been underneath those sweaters and pants all winter. But you don't need to spend tons of money on a new wardrobe or some fancy product to look and be healthy this summer.
Everything you need is right in your kitchen!
Problem: Bad Breath
Kitchen Cure: Parsley or Mint. Forget the Scope. When brushing your teeth, don't forget to do a few swipes on your tongue. If you don't have a toothbrush handy, make sure you're keeping hydrated by drinking a lot of water and if you can stand it, studies show chewing "on a few sprigs of parsley or mint...freshen breath instantly."
Problem: Puffy Eyes
Kitchen Cure: Green Tea. Drinking it is good for you, but if you have puffy eyes, these tea bags can be a big help because they'll help constrict blood vessels. After letting the tea bags soak in water, put them in the freezer and once they've chilled for a little, put them on your eyes which will help bring down the swelling around your eyes.
Problem: Sore Throat
Kitchen Cure: Honey. Externally, some people spread honey on their face because the sticky stuff is great at moisturizing. If it's a cough or cold causing the problem, honey will help you internally by getting a sore throat get back to normal by soothing the throat.
Problem: Yellow Nails
Kitchen Cure: Lemon Juice. This juice has whitening properties in it, so if you soak your nails in the fresh-squeezed juice, it can help fade the yellowish tint your nails may have turned thanks to all of the fun colored nail polishes you've worn (they sometimes stain the nail), smoking or even contact with certain foods.
Kitchen Cure: Yogurt. If you have this skin-reddening condition, just apply some plain yogurt on your face as you would with any other kind of facial mask. After about 15 minutes, the yogurt will soften your skin and bring down some of the redness.
What are some of your home remedies that keep you looking and feeling healthy?