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How to Clear Dark Spots/ Scars from Acne or Chemical Burn Safely & Naturally

A safe and natural method to clear dark spots or scars left behind because of Acne, Sun Burn or Even Chemical Burn from any product that was too harsh for your skin.

Aleovera & Sandalwood

Aleovera & Sandalwood

How I got horrible chemical burn marks on my face:

Every once a while we fall for some not so good idea. The world is filled with DYI information that claims to help with most of our issues. Recently I learned a painful lesson about quick fixes for minor beauty concerns. I am sure just like me even you must have tried some desperate quick fixes without questioning their effectiveness.

Acne was not a concern for me in my teenage. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same now as my skin breaks out almost daily. Like me, many adults are facing scaring painful acne issues because of hormonal changes, pollution, stress, irregular & unhealthy food habits and other lifestyle disorders. Adult acne is painful, spreads easily to other areas of face and leave dark spots or scars.

Dark spots and scars almost covered my cheeks and I was desperately looking for a cure. I tried almost everything but natural ingredients are usually mild and they take time to work. I wanted something to clear the hideous spots fast and hence I started looking for something stronger.

I found few blog articles and YouTube Videos that claimed that toothpaste could fade acne spots. Some claimed that one could have clear skin overnight by applying dots of white toothpaste on the spots. This trick must work for few as I read positive comments below these videos however, this idea had an adverse effect on my skin.

Last week I foolishly tried the toothpaste trick hoping it will erase dark spots from my face. Before going to bed, I carefully applied small dots of white toothpaste only on dark spots and wiped away any excess paste. The toothpaste did not sting so I slept calmly with the cool and minty feeling of toothpaste on my face.

The next morning I got up with a feeling of uneasiness on my face. I rushed to wash off the dried toothpaste from my face. I was horrified to find out that toothpaste left chemical burn marks all over my face. These marks where darker than the spots. The affected skin looked and felt dry, hard, wrinkly and completely unappealing. My heart sank and I started crying as I thought I made permanent damage to my facial skin.

Slow and steady natural cures are good for us, as they do not have any ugly side effects. After my toothpaste chemical burn experience, I have decided to strictly use only natural ingredients.

The two ingredients that saved my skin from chemical burn marks are Aloe Vera and Sandalwood.

How to Naturally and Safely Cure Chemical burn marks and dark spots:

Step 1: Wash your face with any natural cleanser like cold milk, curd, honey or a mild face wash

Step 2: Cut a small piece of Aloe Vera leaf and apply the gel generously all over your face and neck.

Aloe Vera hydrates and soothes the skin. It also moisturises the skin so one can skip applying any lotions or creams for few days.

Step 3: If your skin still needs additional moisturiser use virgin or cold pressed coconut oil or almond oil or any other oil that suits you.

Step 4: Once or twice a day apply Sandalwood paste on affected area keep it for an hour and wash with cold water. One can keep the Sandalwood paste for longer time also. It also has cooling properties so it helps cure the affected skin rapidly. I prefer Sandalwood stick and not the powder as the powder we get in the market may not be pure.

Step 5: Do not fuss about our skin and do not try to scratch or peel the burned skin. While drying your face dab with a soft towel lightly and do not use force to scrub off the rough burnt area. Let it heal on its own and keep it cool and hydrated with constant application of Aloe Vera Gel.

Step 6: The dark rough burnt part of skin will slide off smoothly without leaving any scar or marks. I noticed my skin pigmentation got a lot lighter because of constant application of Aloe Vera. Light spots are still visible but they are vanishing slowly as I apply Aloe and Sandalwood Daily.

Never ever, try any new cosmetic or chemical product directly on your face. Always do a patch test on your arm or leg. Nature has cure for everything. The toothpaste burnt marks were worse than the dark spots that I was desperately trying to cure. With this incident, I learnt a lesson, never to fall for such short cut gimmicks. Stay wise and safe. Take care.

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Juicifix – Cold-pressed Juices at your Doorstep in Mumbai

Mumbai lifestyle is pretty challenging. In Mumbai, Our system, both internal and external are exposed to heavy pollution, of all forms, toxifying the body and damaging the skin. Health conscious people like me have to struggle to find new solutions getting the maxium amount of nutrition in minimum time and effort and this is where Juicifix fits in.

Juicifix

Juicifix

What is Juicifix?

Juicifix is a Natural & Healthy blend of Raw veggies & Fruits, this is a great source of natural Anti-oxidants, Minerals, Vitamins and the kind of nutrition our system needs on a daily basis. The kind of nutrition that no supplements can provide you with, this builds your immune system to fight illness and help maintain a strong balance within the body, helps keep haemoglobin levels in check, asists with breathing and the list goes on.

Juicifix a new concept beneficial for the health conscious Mumbaikars. Juicifix helps the body recoup and re-vitalise. The type of Nutrition & Anti-oxidants present in one 275ml bottle of Juicifix is required on a daily basis to help keep cancer at bay, helps the skin breathe again and inturn aids in bringing back skin glow, detoxifies the system(body), helps clear the mind & cleanses the lungs, to list a few of the benefits of regular juicing.

Juicifix is not just juice – it’s a way of life, and the tastiest way to lead a healthy, energetic and more fruitful life!

Each ‘fix’ is a healthy concoction of carefully sourced ingredients, cold-pressed and blended into sips of pure rejuvenation. Every bottle is a great detoxifying and cleansing blend and provides the necessary vitamins, minerals and good calories of 275 ml that you would not get by just consuming a fruit or a vegetable a day. And besides, who wants to eat just boring fruits and vegetables.

“Fruits are very important in a daily meal plan.They are a natural source of sugars so are best for immediate energy.They provide lots of vitamins and minerals – strawberries, oranges, and kiwis are great sources of vitamin C. And fruits also provide fiber which helps keep your stomach full for longer and aids in digestion.” – Radhika Karle, Nutritionist and Celebrity Dietitians.

Why Cold – pressed?

It’s cold-pressed – not because it sounds cool but because this method ensures that the vital enzymes, nutrients and minerals stay intact through a controlled extraction process and cold pressure treatment. And as the name suggests, the fruits and vegetables are ‘pressed’ to extract maximum amount of nectar from the pulp and fiber, giving you juice in its most nutritious form.

Just one serving of Juicifix will have you coming back for more. And you can be rest assured that you’re giving yourself the best, most hygienic juice that’s been made at home. From sterilized bottles and fruits washed with filtered water, to a strictly-timed schedule that is designed to maintain optimum nutrition, no expense and energy has been spared to get your Cold-Pressed juicifix to your doorstep every day in mumbai – fresh and delicious.

So here’s to – skin to cleanse, fat to burn, cigarettes to quit, thirst to quench, minds to heal and hearts to touch. Here’s to good health and heart beats, quicker feet and clearer thoughts. That healthy does not have to be boring. That we are change we want to see.

So whether it’s raining or sunny, or if that hangover is making you feel funny – Juicifix will give you a reason to smile.

Order your bottles today – call us on +(91) 98208-53811.

7 Steps Weight Loss Self-Massage for a Firmer Body and Much More

In a comment on the post 10 Reasons An Ayurvedic Sesame Oil Massage Makes Us Strong and Beautiful., a reader asked me how to do an Ayurvedic (daily) Self-Massage. In this article, I am trying to explain the method I learned from my qualified Ayurvedic masseuse and hope every reader finds this beneficial.

7 Steps Weight Loss Self-Massage for a Firmer Body and Much More

7 Steps Weight Loss Self-Massage for a Firmer Body and Much More

Ayurvedic massage from an expert therapist is a luxury. I love getting a deep tissue Ayurvedic massage and have enjoyed it daily when I spent a fortnight in a naturopathy center in Pune. However, this cannot get a little heavy on our pockets. If like me you enjoy the massage therapy and do not want to spend a lot of money on it, I suggest you practice the amazing art of self-massage. I think self-massage is like a workout.

Self-massage therapy has a lot of benefits which are mentioned below and if done properly can be very relaxing and refreshing. Rest assured it is as good as any expensive spa treatment plus a good workout. Most of us do not have enough time to add such an elaborate daily routine so for the busy days you can do a quick 10 minutes spot massage. A full body version will take 40 minutes to an hour. Try doing the full body version once or twice a week for better results.

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Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend: 7 Uses for Skin Problems, Pain & Much More

Camphor and Coconut Oil is an amazing blend of natural ingredients that helps cure various skin problems and much more. Every house should have a small bottle of this magical blend, which is actually very simple to make.

Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend

Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend

Ingredients:
. Small glass bottle (preferably dark color),
. 1 Cup Coconut Oil,
. 2 Teaspoon Crushed Camphor

Method:

Mix 2 Teaspoon Crushed Camphor in 1 Cup Coconut Oil and store it in the dark glass bottle.

Keep the glass bottle in morning sunlight to melt the Camphor and to make the blend warm for better absorption and results.

Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend 7 Uses / Benefits:

1) Skin Itching or Irritation:

Camphor is highly effective to sooth and lessen skin itching or irritation.

Treatment:

Wash affected area with a mild cleanser and pat dry with a cotton towel,

Apply a generous quantity of the Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend on affected area twice a day or as many times as required.

2) Dark spots, Acne and Acne Scars:

A regular light massage with Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend lightens dark spots and acne scars. It also lessons the recurrence of acne.

Treatment:

Wash face with a your regular cleanser and pat dry with a cotton towel,

Massage few drops of Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend on spots and scars twice a day.

Once the blend dries apply your regular moisturizer or lotion.

Caution: For Sensitive skin, try a patch test on your arm or leg first before trying the blend on your face. If your skin is sensitive or you feel burning sensation after applying the blend increase the quantity of Coconut Oil in the blend.

If you still find it uncomfortable then stop using it on your face. This blend works for most but may not suit everyone so kindly use as per your skin condition.

3) Pain:

Camphor has pain relieving properties and a massage with the Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend gives relief from joint pain or pain due to soreness or muscle cramps.

Treatment:

Warm the bottle of Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend in sunlight or by keeping it in hot water for few minutes.
Massage a generous quantity of Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend on affected area twice a day.

Variation:

For severe joint pain you can also try a blend of Camphor with Sesame or Mustard Oil.

4) Cold and Chest Congestion:

Camphor helps in removal of Chest Congestion and can be used as a natural vaporub.

Treatment:

This treatment is most effective when you apply before you take a nap. Take a small quantity of Camphor and Coconut Oil in a small steel or metal bowl and heat it up for few minutes on a low flame. Take care that Blend does not get in touch with fire. You can also heat the oil in microwave using a microwave safe bowl.

Let the blend cool down. When the blend is warm enough to apply take a generous amount with your fingers and rub on your chest and neck. Cover yourself with a heavy blanket and take a nap so the blend gets enough time to remove the phlegm that is causing discomfort.

Extra Care: It is advisable to drink lots of warm water when you have cold to keep yourself hydrated and flush out the mucus that is causing blockage.

5) Dandruff:

Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend hair massage few hours before wash is a good solution to remove Dandruff and stop its recurrence.

Treatment:

Warm the bottle of Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend in sunlight or by keeping it in hot water for few minutes.

Massage Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend on your scalp in small circular motions using the tips of your fingers and keep it for few hours or overnight pre hair wash.

Extra Care: Using a mild shampoo repeat washing the hair twice as the oil will not come out in your first wash.

6) Eczema and Psoriasis:

Itching and irritation of skin are the most annoying part of skin diseases like Eczema and Psoriasis. Regular application of Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend is highly effective to sooth and lessen skin itching or irritation. It also helps protect skin from getting excessive dry.

Treatment:

Wash affected area with a mild cleanser and pat dry with a cotton towel,

Apply a generous quantity of the Camphor and Coconut Oil blend on affected area twice a day or as many times as required.

This blend when used regularly gives an instant relief from itching and the medicinal properties of Camphor also controls inflammation and recurring flare-ups.

7) Insect Bites:

Camphor and Coconut Oil Blend is calms redness and itching from an insect bite.

Treatment:

Apply a generous quantity of the Camphor and Coconut Oil blend on affected area twice a day or as many times as required. This blend when used regularly gives an instant relief from itching.

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Dettol Multi-Use Wipes Cleans Up Instantly and Effectively

Christmas Day is so much fun especially when you are spending it with kids. This Christmas I gave a different kind of gift to my friend. Her 6-year-old son was looking forward to watch the movie ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ but she was feeling a bit under the weather and was making excuses to avoid the holiday rush in the mall.

I couldn’t see his cute little face getting all sad and I offered to take him to watch the movie and for his favourite kids’ meal at the mall we regularly visit. Little did I knew that he would invite a friend and so on the very crowded day of Christmas me and my husband ended up babysitting two very energetic and very active boys.

Being well aware of the crowd situation we reached the mall a couple of hours before the movie started. While I was clicking photos of the kids with the mall Santa and around the pretty Christmas decorations, my husband went in the supermarket and got some drinking water, chips, bandages and Dettol Mutli—Use Wipes. I didn’t understand why we needed so many things we were out only for few hours we were not going on some trip but he said it will come handy.

The movie was amazing. We both enjoyed as much as the kids but when they turned on the lights I noticed the kids’ hands and faces were covered in sticky cheese popcorn dust. They both looked like they were dipped in the popcorn machine. When I stood speechless and tried to find my hankie in my bag my husband told me to use the mutli-wipes and he was so right about it.

Dettol Multi-Use Wipes

Dettol Multi-Use Wipes

Thanks to Dettol Mutli-Use Wipes cleaning the sticky cheese was easy. It felt nice on the skin because its pH neutral and it kept the skin moisturised. For years Dettol has provided the best kind of protection against a wide range of germs. It is a trusted brand name in every household and so I found it secure enough to use on face and hands. It effectively cleaned cheese and was also useful when the kids had ice-cream all over their hands and face.

Dettol Mutli-Use Wipes helped me keep the kids clean without running multiple times to the jam-packed mall washroom. I couldn’t thank my husband enough for getting this amazing product. This comes in two sizes 10’s pack and 30’s pack. I will always carry the smaller pack in my bag the bigger pack will be kept someplace handy at home.

Dettol Multi-Use Wipes Sheet

Dettol Multi-Use Wipes Sheet

Pros of Dettol Multi-Use Wipes
They are ideal for –
• Ideal for instant clean-ups of hands, face or even surfaces
• Protects against a wide range of germs
• Gentle on skin
• Leaves a fresh fragrance
• Alcohol free
• Use at home, in the car, office, or on holiday

Cons of Dettol Multi-Use Wipes
I couldn’t find anything worth complaining about the product. Because of my babysitting success I may have to something like this again and then also I will be armed with Dettol Multi-Use Wipes to get me out of all kinds of sticky situations 🙂

Usage:
• Pull back the resealable cover, and pull out a wipe
• Reseal the pack after each usage, and store with the cover facing down to avoid the wipes from drying out
• Wipe your skin, or surface to hygienically clean, and then dispose the wipe

Suitable for:
• Hands and face
• Childrens’ Toys
• Work Surfaces
• Kitchen Surfaces
• Electrical Devices
(Note: Product not suitable for Carpets, Upholstery, and Fabric)

Sizes available in 10’s pack and 30’s pack.

This blog post was sponsored by Dettol.

Cucumber an Amazing Vegetable for Weight Loss and Much More

“He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest, but he that prevents it is the safest physician.” — Thomas Fuller

Benefits of Cucumber

Benefits of Cucumber

I believe in getting fit without starving and so I am always looking for healthy guilt free food that can be comforting without adding to our waistline. In this post I am sharing my latest lazy person’s diet food recipe that is not only healthy but simply delicious. I am sure you would enjoy this recipe as much as you enjoyed the famous Green Gram Soup. If this gives you any idea do share it with us.

If you would like to share some inventive healthy and delicious recipes on this blog please drop me at mail@thevibrantwriter.com and I will publish your recipes as a guest post. As I said earlier I am always looking for healthy options to keep my stomach full with nourishing guilt free good food.

Nowadays Cucumber is dominating my kitchen. When I studied its benefits I picked up a lot of cucumber. After eating it raw or in salads; I wanted to try something different with it. After some trial and error I am happy with one simple recipe which I have given at the end of this post. Before that let me give you some reasons to incorporate cucumber in your daily diet.

Benefits of Cucumber:

1. Helps in Weight Loss: This is what attracted me to this amazing humble vegetable. It is miraculously effective if you are trying to lose weight. Having a cucumber before each meal can help you get full with lesser calories than usual. Low calorie and high water content the perfect food to snack on whenever you feel hungry. Slice it thin or run it through a blender and have a refreshing green smoothie.

2. Promotes Digestion: If you include cucumber in your diet daily you can forever get rid of digestion problems. Cucumber is loaded with dietary fiber which effectively releases toxins from our digestive system. If you suffer from constipation have a cucumber day any of the week. Eat as many cucumbers as you can for your meal s the whole day it may sound difficult but it will cure the constipation better than any pill. One suggestion try to have your cucumber day before a rest day as on the next day of your cucumber day you will spend a lot of time in the washroom.

3. Reduces Bad Cholesterol: Cucumber has a compound called sterol which helps in reducing bad cholesterol level.

4. Relieves Joint Pain: Cucumber is a rich source of silica, vitamin A, B1, B6, C & D, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium which promotes joint health by strengthening the connective tissues and reduces arthritis pain.

5. Prevents Gout: Cucumber lowers the uric acid levels preventing from painful gout.

6. Controls Diabetes: Cucumber juice regulates the production of insulin hormone which controls diabetes.

7. Rehydrates Body: Cucumber is mostly water loaded with vitamins that hydrate body and flush out toxins. It is highly recommended for everyone who is trying to reduce calorie intake.

8. Controls Blood Pressure: Cucumber is a rich source of potassium, magnesium and fiber which helps control blood pressure.

9. Makes Skin and Hair Beautiful: Cucumber slices are most commonly used to solve puffy eyes problems. Cucumber masks can rejuvenate skin and give it a refreshing glow. The silicon and sulfur in cucumber promotes hair growth. Drinking cucumber smoothie or juice daily can make skin and hair beautiful from inside.

10. Fights Cancer: Researchers have found compounds in cucumber that can reduce risk of cancer.

My Personal Creamy Cucumber Soup Recipe:

This is how I am having Cucumber with my meal everyday:

I make a rich creamy thick soup of fresh green cucumber. I find this hot thick soup quite comforting compared to cold salads.

The recipe is simple:
. Cut 2 cucumbers (with skin) into small cubes,
. In a deep pan or a small pressure cooker take very little oil,
. Once the oil is hot add a tsp of fennel seeds/ jerra,
. Sauté 1 onion chopped finely,
. Optional you can sprinkle little dried fenugreek leaves/ kasturi methi
. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder,
. ½ tsp coriander powder,
. ½ tsp red chilli powder,
. Salt as per taste,
. Water just enough to make thick soup, boil or pressure cook till the cucumber is easily mashable,
. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Or you can use Italian spices like parsley and oregano for a different version.
For extra flavor crush in a cube of vegetable stock.

Go ahead try this healthy wholesome soup and let me know if you liked it. I keep my soup spicy but please make it as per your taste preference.

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