Home Remedies – Witch Hazel http://acnewitchhazel.com Cure Acne with Natural Herbal Way Sat, 16 Dec 2017 09:03:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.3 91780775 Wonderful tricks to remove Permanent Tattoos http://acnewitchhazel.com/remove-tattoos/ Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:17:57 +0000 https://acnewitchhazel.com/?p=1459 A tattoo is a permanent imprint of colored ink on your skin. There are many reasons for people to get inked. Some do it for showing love by inking the name of their beloved ones while others do it for passion and style. Tattoos are painful and permanent yet people tend to make tattoos due …

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A tattoo is a permanent imprint of colored ink on your skin. There are many reasons for people to get inked. Some do it for showing love by inking the name of their beloved ones while others do it for passion and style. Tattoos are painful and permanent yet people tend to make tattoos due to the rising trend however this becomes a reason of remorse for some people who afterwards don’t want it.

permanent tattoo

So before you think of getting inked reconsider it and rethink before you take that step of getting a permanent tattoo. We tend to get tattoos of our beloved ones names, symbols or something which we are really fond of. But sometimes we are bored or we don’t like that tattoo on our skin anymore so we think of removing it.

Removing a permanent tattoo is not that easy. You can opt for professional methods or home remedies. Using a professional one can cost you a lot to get rid of that unwanted tattoos. So before you go ahead and spend that huge amount try out some home methods that are really effective in removing permanent tattoos. But this has to be done very carefully and if any problems persist do consult your doctor as the scar of tattoo may remain on the skin if not treated well. Before using the natural home tattoo removal you have to discover and get familiar with different specific tattoo removal methods and one must learn the methodology properly.

You can opt for treatments to remove permanent tattoos listed below:

1. Laser treatment


This is the most popular method to remove permanent tattoos effectively. However the laser treatment you undergo is painful and may not suit your pockets as it is a very expensive procedure. It is much higher than the amount that you paid to get that tattoo on your body. In this process the laser is pinpointed on the tattoo and it breaks down the pigments of the tattoo in the skin. This treatment may require multiple sittings and with time the pigments are decomposed in the skin. The average cost is Rs 8000 per hour and the pain caused is just double the pain that you get when you get inked.

2. Surgical excision

You can undergo a surgery which is more convenient and less painful than the laser one. It is fixed in just one sitting. The tattooed skin is covered with another layer of skin. This method is quick and you get rid of that tattoo forever with no scars and infection. However the cost varies from Rs 10,000 to Rs 70,000. However proper recovery is required and the recovery time is 5 days.


If you don’t feel like going for these expensive specialized treatments then you can try these wonderful tricks at home to get rid of that unwanted tattoo.

3. Salabrasion

This is the top homemade remedy for tattoo removal and gives you guaranteed results. The term Salabrasion comes from salt and dermabrasion (removal of superficial layers of skin using an abrasive tool). It is procedure in which we use salt to perform dermabrasion by rubbing a abrasive pad soaked in salt.


It is a procedure of removing the epidermis layer (upper layer of skin) and does it till reaches the dermis where the tattoo ink is there.


  • Clean the skin near tattoo thoroughly. If there are any hairs present remove it using a razor so that you can easily do the procedure.
  • Now apply some antiseptic solution or cream on the area to avoid infections and ensuring no bacteria’s are present on the skin.
  • Take a sponge and dip it in water. Then take it out and squeeze it to remove excess water. It should be bit wet.
    Now dip the sponge in salt and roll it in salt until the sponge is completely covered with salt.
  • Scrub your tattooed skin with this salt sponge and do it till 30 minutes. Off course it is painful, keep doing it until upper layer of skin comes off.
  • After the area has dried, apply some antiseptic cream on it to avoid any infection. Moreover it will give you some relief from the redness.
  • Apply a bandage and keep it for 3 days. Check if there is redness left and any signs of infection.

Another way:

  • Moisten the tattooed area using a clean towel and spread some salt on it.
  • Start rubbing the area until it turns red or starts bleeding.
  • Wash the area with warm water and then apply a cotton ball soaked in hydrogen peroxide on the affected area. Hydrogen peroxide has antibacterial properties and will check for infections.
  • Take a vitamin E capsule and spread its content on the affected area and cover it with a medical tape for a quicker healing.

You will see the tattoo fading however to completely remove it you can repeat the procedure but after the recovery of the treated skin.

5. Aloe Vera, Paederia Tomentosa and Vitamin E


The combination of these three ingredients works excellent in fading tattoos and gradually with time helps in their removal as well. Aloe Vera is known for its properties for treating skin and can be used for lightening tattoos along with paederia tomentosa and vitamin E.


  • Squeeze out 1 teaspoon of aloe extract or aloe gel.
  • Mix paederia tomentosa and 2 vitamin E capsules popped out.
  • Make a thick paste and you get your home made tattoo removal cream.
  • Apply it on the affected area for 10 minutes and rub it in circular motion. Finish off rinsing the skin. Do it three or four times a day.
  • This is a natural way and hence there are no chances of infections or scars.

6. Create your own chemical peel using home ingredients

Chemical peel is a type of cosmetic surgery and can cost you a lot. Instead of going for that try out this easy chemical peel at home which take time to remove the tattoo however is effective.



  • Mix vitamin E contents with apricot scrub and Aloe Vera gel/extract in equal quantities.
  • Blend the ingredients well and use the mixture to apply on affected area and rub it in circular motions.
  • Let the solution soak into your skin completely and then rinse off.
  • If this procedure is done daily 4 times a day for a complete month you will see the amazing results.

7. Lemon juice and salt to lighten tattoos


Lemon contains vitamin C and natural acids that work as skin lightening agents and mild detergents for the skin. When lemon is combined with salt it works wonders as salt deeply penetrates into the skin cells and blurs the ink and peels off one layer of skin to help removal of tattoo. It can be bit harsh for your skin so beware. You may sore on the skin.


  • Mix lemon juice in 100 g of salt.
  • Soak a cotton ball in the mixture and apply it on the affected area.
  • Start rubbing the cotton ball for at least 40-60 minutes till the time lemon juice deeply penetrates your skin.
  • Clean the skin with warm water and use lavender oil to prevent scars. If you get a sore use antiseptic cream for recovery.

8. Honey for fading tattoo


Honey is a natural ingredient and applying honey multiple times a day on the tattooed skin can prove out to be really helpful for removing that tattoo. The best part is as it is a natural way it gives you no scars and there is no chances of infection as honey itself has antibacterial properties. However honey only fades the tattoo. The complete removal of the tattoo is not guaranteed. It is more effective to be used on light colored tattoos.


  • Honey
  • Aloe Vera
  • Yogurt
  • Salt


  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl to make a natural tattoo removal cream.
  • Clean your skin where the tattoo is there.
  • Then apply the cream onto the tattoo and massage it in such a way that the cream penetrates the skin and removes the ink that is there in the epidermis of the skin.
  • Remove the cream after half an hour and wash the area. Repeat it for few weeks to get desired results.

Additional tips:

  • You can try these listed home remedies but there is always a risk of scarring and infection when you try these harsh options like Salabrasion. If you opt for less harsh remedies the results may be slow and you have to be patient in that situation. If you want quick results you can always opt for a surgical treatment or a laser one.
  • Always use an antiseptic ointment after the treatment of tattoo to avoid infection.
  • You can use lavender oil to remove scars or irregular surface of skin caused by tattoos. Massage this oil in morning and evening to get that skin back that you had before tattoo.
  • You can use tattoo removal creams and can also use make up to hide the tattoos for a time being.

Piece of advice:

The best way to prevent yourself from all this pain is to take your decision wisely and “not to get a bad tattoo”. You can always get a temporary tattoo and try it first whether it suits you or not and then think of getting a permanent one. This will reduce your effort and pain.

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Feeling helpless due to dark eyelids and puffy eyes? Here’s the solution http://acnewitchhazel.com/dark-eyelids-and-puffy-eyes-solution/ Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:33:20 +0000 https://acnewitchhazel.com/?p=1490 Eyes are the most beautiful and fascinating parts of our body and this is the first beauty feature which comes in notice when we interact with other people. So it may be bit discomforting and embarrassing for you to face people if you are facing any eye related issue such as dark eyelids and puffy …

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Eyes are the most beautiful and fascinating parts of our body and this is the first beauty feature which comes in notice when we interact with other people. So it may be bit discomforting and embarrassing for you to face people if you are facing any eye related issue such as dark eyelids and puffy eyes. Moreover the skin present around our eyes is so sensitive that it easily gets affected by any kind of infection, contagious diseases and harmful rays that’s why it is very important to take care of this most complex and sensitive part of our body.

What are dark eyelids?

Eyelids are the folds of skin which is considered to be thinnest in the body. The color of your eyelids depends on the skin pigment melanin. More production of melanin darker would be the eyelids. Less melanin leads to lighter eyelids. Appropriate blood flow also decides the color of your eyelids. The major reason behind dark eyelids is over production of melanin which may also lead to dark eyes or dark circles.

What are puffy eyes?

Puffy eyes are the swelling of tissues under above or all around the eyes. It caused by fluid buildup around the eyes which lead to puffed eyes. There can be many reasons which are responsible for the triggering of this fluid which can be aging, over or under sleeping, diet, genetics or many more.


  • Inflammation of eyes due to any injury or sleepless can be a reason. Prolonged inflammation of eyes may lead to change in color of your eyelids and skin under your eye which leads to puffy eyes.
  • Allergies can be another major reason behind dark eyelids as we get itchiness in an eye which makes our tendency to rub them. Constant rubbing of eyelids also leads to color change.
  • Lack of sleep is the major cause of dark eyelids and puffy eyes as the blood vessels in the eyes dilate and this may also lead to color change. Due to insufficient sleep some liquid is released from eye tissues which lead to puffiness in eyes and darkness as well.
  • Injuries can also be one of the reason causing dark marks under eyes, swelling or puffed eyes and darker eyelids.
  • Hereditary factors are also responsible for darker eyes.
  • Using eye cosmetics excessively and while not removing them appropriately can also harm your eyes up to certain extent and may cause the skin of eyelids to damage and can also cause puffiness.
  • Nutritional deficiencies like anemia in ladies or lack of vitamin B, starvation or taking improper diet also have a great impact to your eyes and may lead to darker eyes as skin under eyes is really sensitive and need proper care.
  • Dehydration: water is really important for gorgeous eyes and if you are not hydrating your body then you may have puffed eyes.
  • Other reasons may include constant pressure on eyes, unhealthy lifestyle, hangovers, hormonal changes, excessive crying or changes in weather.

To treat your eyelids and puffed eyes here are some amazing homemade remedies which prove out to be extremely helpful to get those gorgeous eyes you always desired for:

1. Cucumber

dark-eyelids-and-puffy-eyes-solutionWhenever it comes to eyes the first thing that comes to mind is cucumber and indeed it is the best home remedy to get those splendid eyes. Cucumber has skin lightening properties and lightens the dark eyelids. When placed on eyes it is extremely soothing and cool for eyes. Cucumber has astringent properties which constricts the blood vessels to reduce puffiness and inflammation.


  • Take a cucumber and cut it into round slices.
  • Place the slices on your eyes and keep it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Repeat the procedure with fresh slices again and then wash your face with cool water.
  • You can refrigerate cucumber as well for a better cooling effect.
  • You can use cucumber juice as well as a replacement of cucumber slices.

2. Almond Oil

dark-eyelids-and-puffy-eyes-solutionThis remedy is for the ones who face the issue of darker eyelids. Almond oil is the perfect solution for them. Almond oil consists of vitamin E which lightens the skin under eyes and eyelids and rejuvenates the skin.


  • Take equal quantity of almond oil and water in a bowl.
  • Make two cotton balls and soak them in the solution.
  • Place these cotton balls on your eyelids for 15-20 minutes.
  • You can also use almond oil directly and apply it on eyelids, under eyes and keep it overnight.

3. Avocado

dark-eyelids-and-puffy-eyes-solutionAvocado is considered to be incredibly nutritious fruit. It is good for eye health as well and eye skin. An avocado is highly antioxidant and revives tired eyes to give you a fresh look.


  • Cut a ripe avocado into slices and place these slices under your eyes for at least 15-20 minutes.
  • You can use a thick paste of avocado and apply it on your eyes.
  • It will lighten the darkened eyelids and give your eyes a youthful appearance.

4. Cold spoons

dark-eyelids-and-puffy-eyes-solutionA cold spoon is the best and simplest home remedy that you can use for your eyes. You don’t need anything just a refrigerated spoon and trust me it can do wonders to get rid of all eye problems. This is the best solution for tired and puffed eyes. It relaxes your blood vessels to improve blood circulation in eyes and tightens the skin under your eye.


  • Place 4-5 steel/metal spoons in refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.
  • Once they are chilled place the round portion of the spoon on the eye and keep it till the spoon comes at room temperature.
  • Use another chilled spoon and keep repeating this procedure for four to five times to give the refreshing experience to your eyes.
  • As it’s quite easy to do you can do this twice a day.

5. Lemon juice and rose water

dark-eyelids-and-puffy-eyes-solutionLemon juice is also rich in vitamin C and works as a lightening agent. You can treat your darker eyelids with lemon juice. Rose water on the other hand works as a toner and soothes your eyes against puffiness and swelling. Combination of both work wonders to treat eye related issues.


  • Mix few drops of lemon juice with rose water. Wait for few minutes to let the mixture fuse properly.
  • Place two cotton balls in the mixture and place it on your eyelids for 4-5 minutes.
  • Be very careful that lemon juice doesn’t get into your eyes as it may cause burning and irritation in eyes. Wash
  • off the eyes well with cool water after you remove the cotton balls.

6. Egg whites

dark-eyelids-and-puffy-eyes-solutionEgg whites are known for its skin tightening properties. It tightens the skin under eyes to prevent wrinkles, eye bags and puffiness. Egg whites are rich source of protein and make the skin under eye smooth.


  • Take two eggs. Separate the egg whites from yolk in a bowl.
  • Wipe the egg whites thoroughly until you get a smooth consistency.
  • Use a brush or a soft cloth to apply the mixture to your eyes.
  • Let it dry for 15 minutes and wash your eyes with cold water.
  • You can do this daily for immediate and best results.

7. Tea bags

dark-eyelids-and-puffy-eyes-solutionTea bags are extremely helpful in treating all eye related issues. You can use either green tea bags or black tea bags. They help you sooth puffy eyes and also treats inflammation. Herbal tea has anti irritant properties and gives relief to irritated eyes and redness whereas caffeinated tea constricts blood vessels to reduce swelling.


  • Take 2-3 tea bags of your choice and place them in hot water. Boil them for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now take them out and let them cool down. Once they are comfortably warm place them on your eyes, cover your eyelids and cover it with a soft cloth.
  • During summers you can refrigerate the tea bags and use them to get a comforting effect to eyes.

8. Aloe Vera gel ice mask

dark-eyelids-and-puffy-eyes-solutionAloe Vera is rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C which makes it an ideal remedy to treat your eyes against puffiness and also reduces fine lines near the eyes. As the area under and above the eyes is very sensitive aloe gel will be great choice to give eyes a soothing effect and keep the skin near eyes young and youthful.


Apply aloe gel or aloe extract under the eyes on a regular basis to improve blood circulation and flush out the unnecessary toxins and bacteria under eyes to reduce puffiness and works great in treating darker eyelids.
You can create your own aloe ice cool gel eye mask by combining aloe gel with ice and place them on eyes for relaxing and rejuvenating effect.

9. Potatoes

dark-eyelids-and-puffy-eyes-solutionPotatoes are rich in starch and have anti inflammatory properties to ease puffed eyes and irritation. Potatoes are known to pamper your puffy eyes.


  • Wash a potato and peel it. Be sure it is clean before you use it on your eyes.
  • Grate the potato and place it in a soft cloth.
  • Place the cloth on your eyes for few minutes. You can change the potato shavings again and repeat the procedure.
  • You can use this procedure for few days until puffiness goes off completely.
  • You can use potato slices directly as well.

10. Strawberry

dark-eyelids-and-puffy-eyes-solutionAnything that soothes your eyes by giving it a cooling effect and is a rich source of vitamins is good for eyes. Strawberries contain alpha hydroxyl acid which helps in reducing under eye puffiness and swelling. It gives you smooth and young looking eye skin.


  • Deep freeze some strawberries in refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  • Remove the peel and slice it into thick pieces
  • Place these slices on your eyes for about 20-30 minutes and repeat this twice a day to get beautiful eyes.

Additional tips for taking extra care of your eyes so that you can avoid those puffy eyes and darker eyelids.

  • Consuming a healthy and nutritional diet- Following a wholesome diet rich of essential nutrients such as vitamin B6, calcium, zinc, folic acid, vitamin C etc will make you healthy and fit. Besides, making your immune system strong and keeping you healthy these essential nutrients will provide relief from dark eyelids.
  • Stay hydrated always- Drinking plenty of liquid like water, fresh fruit and vegetable juices and green tea will flush out toxins from the body and improve blood circulation. In case there is a deficiency of vitamins, take multi-vitamin supplements.
  • Give proper relax to your eyes- It is necessary to give proper relax to your eyes from time to time and if you have a job in which you have to sit in front o monitor for long hours then make it a habit to take the time to relax. To relax your eyes take a break from work for at least five to ten minutes and avoid continuous sitting for long hours.
  • A regular exercise- This exercise is easy to do and effective also. Just soak a clean cotton washed cloth in cold water for few minutes then remove off excess water from cloth. Now place it on the eyes before going to sleep. Continue this exercise for few days and notice the results. Also take proper sleep to reduce dark eyelids or any puffiness.
  • Don’t rub your eyes and avoid contact with eyes to prevent dark eyelids.
  • You can use a mixture of salt and water to soothe your eyes at times when you have a tiring day so that you don’t end up getting puffed eyes next morning.
  • Reduce the consumption of salt and take care of your sleeping posture to avoid hurting your eyes and get a puffed face and eyes in morning.

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Treat Eyelid Zits or Bump with Easy Home Remedies http://acnewitchhazel.com/eyelid/ Tue, 11 Oct 2016 23:20:55 +0000 https://acnewitchhazel.com/?p=1378 Eyelid zits or also known as eyelash pimples are red bump appears on the edge of lid and lashes and it can be caused on one or both sides of lids. Although these pimples are often harmless and go away on their own with time however it is necessary to treat these pimples at earliest …

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Eyelid zits or also known as eyelash pimples are red bump appears on the edge of lid and lashes and it can be caused on one or both sides of lids. Although these pimples are often harmless and go away on their own with time however it is necessary to treat these pimples at earliest time otherwise it may cause discomfort in your eyes and can also affect the vision.

Types, causes and Symptoms

Eyelash pimples can cause because of several reasons ranging from a small red spot to a number of pimples on eyelid depending on what type of eyelid zits affected you.

These eyelash pimples mainly cause because of bacterial infection and blockage of oil glands that further shows several symptoms of developing many red bumps across the edge of eyelids.

There are three types of common eyelid zits that can be determined with the help of best course treatment.

1. Styes:

Treat Eyelid Zits or Bump with Easy Home RemediesThe most common cause of occurring eyelash pimples is styes. In biological term stye is known as ‘hordeolum’. Stye can be caused because of bacteria ‘staphylococcus’ that develops on oil glands present on the eye lids. It is a round, red bump that appears on the edge of eyelid causing soreness, itching, pain and discomfort to your eyes. Moreover it makes your eyes sensitive to sun light and


  • It occurs when certain bacteria get into oil glands and leads to develop a red bump.
  • Not removing eye makeup properly.
  • Not maintaining proper hygiene.
  • One potential reason of causing stye can be ‘Seborrhea’ in which excessive oil discharges from oil glands


  • Redness of eyelids.
  • If this problem doesn’t get treated on time then it may start white liquid discharge that can make problem in your vision.
  • Irritation of eyes and in surrounding areas.

2. Chalazion:

Treat Eyelid Zits or Bump with Easy Home RemediesA chalazion is another type of eyelid zit that can be caused because of blockage of tear glands. It is an inflammatory lesion that grows as fluid filled cyst on either of the lower or upper lids. It usually doesn’t get infected, painless and heals on its own within few weeks but it grows bigger than stye that may interfere with your vision.


  • It mainly causes due to blockage of meibomian glands.
  • Risk factors of causing it are the viral infection and immune deficiencies.


  • Watery discharge from eyes.
  • Hard fluid filled lump on eyelid.

3. Xanthelasma:

Treat Eyelid Zits or Bump with Easy Home RemediesIt is a harmless, yellow bump that occurs because of accumulation of fat under the skin of lids. This is a rare type of an eyelash pimple that generally affects older adult people and in some cases, it indicates the symptoms of causing high cholesterol levels.


  • Diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, and hypercholesterolemia are few major causes of Xanthelasma.


  • The only symptom of xanthelasma is appearing small yellowish lesion on the edges of the eyelid.

Natural and homemade Remedies to get rid of Eyelid Pimples:

Usually these pimples go away on their own but it is necessary to treat these red bumps on time either with simple and natural home remedies otherwise the problem may get bigger and worse with time. Moreover these remedies come with zero side effects and best healing results.

Here are few remedies that you can use at home but also remember to consult with your doctor also to get his or her consent before using any treatment.

1. Tea bag compress:

Treat Eyelid Zits or Bump with Easy Home RemediesAn excellent and amazing way to treat eyelid pimples are tea bags. Especially black tea bags that is rich in antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The active agent ‘Tannin’ present in black tea contains antibacterial properties that combat bacteria causing eyelash pimples.  This remedy is easy to use and is not costly like other treatments.

Method to follow:

  • Take a cup of water and boil it so that you can soak a teabag in it at least for 3-4 minutes.
  • Then take out the tea bag and squeeze it to remove off the excess. After this allow it to get cool by placing it into the freezer for some time.
  • Now take out the bags from the freezer then apply it over eyes for few minutes but always keep in mind that you apply it on clean eyes.
  • Continue this process twice in a day until you get the results.

2. Guava Leaf compress:

Treat Eyelid Zits or Bump with Easy Home RemediesThe health benefits of guava leaf are well-known by everyone and not only its fruit but also its bark and leaves are beneficial to treat eyelash pimples. Guava leaves are rich in vitamin A, c and antiseptic properties that kill bacteria present over eyelids. Moreover, the antioxidant properties of guava leave make skin glowing and fresh.

Method to follow:

  • First of all take two or three guava leaves and clean them with hot water then allow it to get dry.
  • Now take a clean cloth squeezed into hot water and then cover the leaves with the cloth.
  • Now place it aside until it cools.
  • Then separate the leaves from cloth and place them on closed eyes.
  • Repeat this process twice or thrice in a day till a pimple get away.

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3. Coriander Seeds:

Treat Eyelid Zits or Bump with Easy Home RemediesThe anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties of coriander seeds are good to treat eyelid pimples. The nutrients present in these seeds reduce the redness, swelling and itching of the skin.

Method to follow:

  • Take a tablespoon of coriander seeds and put it into the cup of boiling water.
  • Mix it well so that the seeds get fused with water.
  • Now put it aside till it cools and after this filter the mixture.
  • Now wash the affected area with the strained liquid to make the skin infection free.
  • Repeat this process twice in a day to promote faster heeling.

4. Acacia leaf compress:

Treat Eyelid Zits or Bump with Easy Home RemediesIt may be bit difficult for you to find these leaves but this works as a great medicine over eyelid pimples and treats them faster than ever. These leaves are amazing in every way and contain antiseptic anti-inflammatory and other properties that combat fungal bacterial infections.

Method to follow:

  • Take few acacia leaves and wash them properly.
  • Now put these in a bowl to get boiled for few minutes.
  • Then take away the leaves when the solution becomes lukewarm.
  • After it places the leaves over a clean cloth dampen into hot water for some time.
  • Now apply this ready to put the compress on your eyes.
  • Repeat this process until the appearance of redness reduces from eyes.

5. Aloe Vera method:

Treat Eyelid Zits or Bump with Easy Home RemediesAloe Vera is the good source of anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidants that make skin healthy and glowing by combating any kind of skin infection. It is one traditional medicine that has been used for centuries due to its effective medicinal properties. Aloe Vera gel contains several nutrients that encourage healing process and reduces the redness of the skin.

Method to follow:

  • Take a part of leaf pm Aloe Vera plant and then extract the gel from it. Instead of this, you can also buy Aloe Vera gel from market also.
  • Now massage the affected area with Aloe Vera gel very gently so that it will not cause any pain.
  • Then allow it to remain as it is for at least 20 minutes.
  • After this process rinses your eyes with lukewarm water and clean with the cotton cloth without rubbing them very hard.
  • Continue this process until a pimple goes away.
  • This process is easy to do in your daily routine and effective also to treat any kind of skin disorder.

6. Use no tears baby shampoo:

Treat Eyelid Zits or Bump with Easy Home RemediesProper hygiene is very important to keep the eyes infection free and for that you need a no-tear baby shampoo as strong shampoos can cause irritation in your eyes and can spread the infection.

No-tear shampoo is perfect for our sensitive eyes because it cleans the eye lids so perfectly without any irritation and pain. Unlike other soaps or shampoos contains the natural and herbal ingredients that are good for eyes.

Method to follow:

  • In a glass of lukewarm water add few drops of no tears baby shampoo and mix it well.
  • Continue mixing until the shampoo gets diluted.
  • Now take a cotton ball or clean handkerchief to soak into that shampoo mixed water.
  • Then after soaking for few minutes remove the excess water.
  • After doing this clean your eyes properly along the edges also with damp cotton ball or handkerchief.
  • Then remove the used ball and use a new cotton ball for next time.
  • While cleansing your eyelids remember that the solution doesn’t get enter in your eyes.
  • After doing the whole process clean your eyes with lukewarm water and if possible then use purified water to clean your eyes until it gets treated.

Read more: How to get rid of those nasty Nose blackheads quickly and easily

7. Avoid using too much eye makeup:

Treat Eyelid Zits or Bump with Easy Home RemediesEyes are the most sensitive body organ that easily gets infected with any kind of infection. So to prevent causing any infections always avoid wearing too much makeup because it comes with its side effects that can cause harm to your eyes.

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Vicks for stretch marks! More effective than costly creams http://acnewitchhazel.com/vicks-for-stretch-marks/ Sun, 09 Oct 2016 21:41:12 +0000 https://acnewitchhazel.com/?p=1329 Stretch marks also known as ‘striae distance’ in scientific language and can be caused because of several factors such as rapid weight gain or loss, hormonal imbalance or the most common cause is pregnancy. Stretch mark occurs as narrow lines on skin looking as a form of scarring of the skin. Not only women but …

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Stretch marks also known as ‘striae distance’ in scientific language and can be caused because of several factors such as rapid weight gain or loss, hormonal imbalance or the most common cause is pregnancy. Stretch mark occurs as narrow lines on skin looking as a form of scarring of the skin. Not only women but also men, young boys and girls can get stretch marks.

In the initial stage, these marks appear as red-purple in shade but later as it fades out it gets the white color. The main reason behind causing these marks is the destruction of the epidermis as the skin stretches that gets affected by rapid weight changes. Body parts like hips, the lower part of belly, thighs, upper arms, lower back or buttocks usually get affected with stretch marks. These body parts are more prone to stretch marks as they contain fatter compared to other body parts and when we gain or loss fat it easily visible on our skin surface in the form of stretch marks.

In initial stage when stretch marks appear in the red-purple shade, it can be easily treated by using any of home remedies or medical creams but as it turns out in the lighter shade it becomes difficult to get rid of these marks.

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Major Causes Behind Causing Stretch Marks

Vicks for stretch marks! More effective than costly creams
Most of the people have the misconception that stretch marks cause only because of pregnancy and weight loss when skin stretches to accommodate extra fat of body but it is not true these stretch marks can occur also because of hormonal imbalance.

Inside our skin layer collagen and elastin are two kinds of protein that are responsible for the skin suppleness and when this two protein lack in amount it cause inner layer of skin to tear that comes out as stretch marks.  The most common areas that get affected by these marks are lower abdomen, thighs, hips and breasts as they are fatty areas of our body.

Certain set of Conditions in Which Stretch Mark can Occur:

Hormonal issue:

Stretch marks are the result of skin stretching causing parallel lines to appear on the skin surface can be because of increase of cortisone hormone that is naturally produced by the adrenal glands.

An increasing number of cortisone hormones can make the skin lose its suppleness or elasticity that makes the skin look as stretched.

Rapidly weight change:

Most of the people face stretch marks problem after the sudden weight loss or gain. Not only women or men but also young boys or girls also face this problem after a sudden growth spurt.

Pregnancy :

Many women experience stretch marks problem after their pregnancy as tummy skin stretches in so many ways to make a room for developing the baby.

Hereditary problem:

Stretch marks problem can occur because of the genetic issue also. If your parents or any other family member facing this skin disorder then it may be one potential reason for you also to face the same problem of stretch marks.

Using corticosteroid medications:

Using corticosteroid lotions, creams or pills may cause stretch marks as they increase the amount of cortisone hormone in the body resulting skin to get lose.

Other causes:

Cushing’s syndrome, Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, protein deficiency and other adrenal gland disorders can cause stretch marks by losing natural elasticity of skin because of increasing amount of cortisone in the body.

How to get rid of stretch marks

 Having stretch marks on your skin surface can make you feel discomfort or lower down your self-esteem when you wish to wear short clothes in summer days. So if you want to flaunt your body and want to get rid of it faster then find the best method like Vicks vapor rub that can really help you without showing any side effect.

Although there are several creams, lotions or treatment are available nowadays to get rid of stretch marks. But they are too expensive to opt for and there is no surety with such products that they will really work out on your stretch marks and will give you a 100 percent result. So opting for a reliable method that is not too expensive, painful or difficult to follow and also does not show any side effect can help you in the best way.

Using Vicks vapor rub as that option and a home remedy can solve all your problems. No matter how severe your stretch marks are, this home remedy will surely work out without showing any causing any wrong effect, pain and discomfort on your skin. Moreover, it not too expensive likes other lotion and cream.

Several factors like skin type, the severity of marks and other factors also determine how long it will take for them to get rid of. But with Vicks vapor rub there are no such problems it easily heals the affected area and recovers the affected skin surface back into the normal skin in no time.

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Vicks vapor rubs as a Remedy

Vicks vapor rub is a perfect ultimate and local remedy to get rid of stretch marks. Although it is not clinically proven or claimed that Vicks will make the stretch marks go away. But the people who used it as a remedy claimed that the ingredients of Vicks vapor rub treat stretch marks excellently.

Why Vicks vapor rub is more effective than costly creams-

 The reason behind making Vicks vapor rub as an amazing remedy for stretch marks is that it contains combination of ingredients like eucalyptus oil, cedar leaf oil, petrolatum, camphor and turpentine oil which works as a natural toner to heal the skin disorders by nourishing them with these natural oils that reduce stretch marks appearance with time.

Method to follow:

  • First of all, apply the appropriate amount of Vicks vapor rub on stretch marks and massage until it completely absorbs into the skin.
  • Now after massaging it well take a cling wrap to wrap the affected body part with it and leave it for the whole night.
  • Repeat this process every day before going to sleep until you see the results.
  • While using a cling wrap always remember to wrap it in the circular motion so that it leaves effective results.

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How to Remove Moles Naturally? http://acnewitchhazel.com/moles/ Sun, 09 Oct 2016 12:23:02 +0000 https://acnewitchhazel.com/?p=1315 Moles also known as melanocytic naevi is a skin lesion which may appear anywhere on the skin be it face, legs, hand or any other body part. Moles cause no harm and are not be worried about. Most of us have moles and the reason is simple it is because of too many melanocytes(responsible for …

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Moles also known as melanocytic naevi is a skin lesion which may appear anywhere on the skin be it face, legs, hand or any other body part. Moles cause no harm and are not be worried about. Most of us have moles and the reason is simple it is because of too many melanocytes(responsible for giving color to the skin) in our skin. In most of the cases, people are not that much concerned about moles and are quite happy with them as a part of their skin because moles on the chin, above lips, are considered as beauty symbols.

Moles can be of any shape flat or raised and can be pink, red, brown or black. But in few cases, moles can be cancerous and these are the one which needs to be treated. Cancerous moles can tend to change in size, shape, and color. Cancerous moles should be immediately checked by the doctor as this may lead to skin cancer.

Few people don’t like moles on their faces and are annoyed by those ugly moles on their face may be because they are too huge or don’t suit your face. People tend to go for surgeries to remove these moles as they have a mentality that they are birthmarks and can only be treated with a surgery. But this is not true. Rather than going for such expensive surgeries why not try out some amazing homemade remedies which can prove out to be really beneficial for you to get rid of those nasty moles which you don’t like on your body at all.

Reasons why Moles are Developed on Your Skin?

  • Hormonal changes can be the major cause of formation of moles on your skin. When a person enters teenage he/she tends to undergo hormonal changes and these changes may trigger the formation of moles on the skin. The chances of getting moles are highest in your puberty period.
  • The other reason may be genetic as some of us get moles as our birthmarks on our body and they are in our body by birth.
  • Pregnancy in ladies can also lead to darkening of moles.
  • Moles can also be created by over exposure of skin towards sunlight. The moles can also turn into cancerous ones if not taken care at early stages.
  • Oil glands can also lead to male formation.

Here are few miraculous home remedies which do wonders in removing moles naturally. They may take the time to remove moles but are really effective. Try them once and I am sure you will enjoy the result without burning your pockets with expensive treatments.

1. Garlic

garlicGarlic proves out to be fastest among all the remedies which give you immediate results when it comes to treating moles. Garlic contains enzymes that can lighten dark moles and also breaks down pigments that are responsible for the formation of moles. Garlic has acidic properties and tends to burn skin so the people with sensitive skin have to be extra careful while using this remedy.


  • Take a garlic clove and make the paste from it.
  • Protect the area with oil or Vaseline before applying garlic directly.
  • Apply the paste and secure it with a bandage and leave it overnight.
  • Do this for a week and you will surely get results as it makes the mole fall off.

2. Flaxseed oil and Honey

Flaxseed oil is also a helpful remedy, especially for raised moles. It treats them softens them and loosens them to easily come off. You can combine it with honey as honey is known for its antibacterial and medicinal properties.


  • For this, you require flaxseed oil, grounded flax seed powder and you can add honey.
  • Add all the three ingredients to make a smooth paste.
  • Apply this on the raised moles and keep it for at least an hour.
  • Wash your face after an hour and repeat this procedure at least thrice a day for few weeks to get better results.

3. Iodine


Iodine is not acidic in nature and good to use for people with sensitive skin. Iodine leads to cell death and elimination of clusters which are responsible for moles. One should not be allergic to iodine if he/she is using this solution. Iodine flakes off moles but if any burning sensation is there discontinue iodine. Iodine removes moles which scarring.

Caution: Do not ingest iodine as it can be dangerous.


  • You can buy iodine tincture from any medical shop.
  • Apply 5% of iodine solution on the mole.
  • Apply a medical tape and leave overnight. Or if you want to apply it multiple times a day instead of using a medical tape apply iodine directly to mole and let it dry.
  • Iodine gives you desired results but it may also lead to staining on the skin. To prevent this you can use a lotion before the application to protect the surrounding skin from staining.

4. Castor oil And Baking soda

Castor oil is the most trusted remedy for removing skin abnormalities like moles or warts. The best part about this remedy is it leads to no scarring, staining or any sort of damage on the skin. It is a slow procedure and may take months to make the mole fall off. Castor oil is known to have the ability to disperse pathological growth. Castor oil can be combined with baking soda to get the wondrous results.


  • You can directly apply castor oil on the mole on regular basis and leave it overnight. You will have to be patient and do this for months to get rid of that nasty mole.
  • The other alternative is to mix one teaspoon of baking soda with three-four drops of castor oil and make a smooth paste.
  • Apply this paste on the mole and secure it with a bandage and leave it overnight. Follow this for at least a month to get the best and desired results.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar

apple_cider_vinegarApple cider vinegar or I can say it’s a miracle ingredient which is used in countless home remedies and also known to remove mole completely y burning it. ACV has acidic properties as vinegar has malic and tartaric acids which completely removes the mole by dissolving it. Use this remedy only if you can tolerate it as it causes burning and can be disastrous for sensitive skin.

Before using this remedy be sure that you are not allergic to ACV.


  • Dip a cotton ball in ACV solution. Make sure you are using diluted solution. Place the ball on the move and press it. Apply a medical tape or bandage and keep it for an hour. Do it daily at least once and you will get rid of that ugly mole in a week or 10 days.

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6. Pineapple and Sea Salt

pineapple-and-sea-salt1Pineapple is also one of the fruits known for the enzymes which break down the outer layers of a mole. The combination of pineapple juice with sea salt doubles the results as sea salt breaks down pigments which are responsible for mole formation. You can make a superb scrub and this leads to removal of top layers of skin to lighten moles.


  • Take half cup of pineapple juice and one-quarter of coarse sea salt and mix them together to make a scrub.
  • You can massage your face with this or simply apply it on the mole and leave it overnight. This will give you a quick result that is within 2-3 weeks.

7. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is known for treating moles and skin warts. Not just minor but it removes the deeply rooted moles and raised moles as well. You may also be sensitive to tea tree oil so you can test that by using it on the small portion of skin.


  • Apply few drops of tea tree oil on the mole using Q-tip and brush it or massage the oil on the mole.
  • Secure it with a gauge and leave it overnight. Do this for a month and you will the results without any harm to the skin like scarring and skin marks.

8. Onion Juice

Due to its acidic properties onion is known to remove moles by protruding the skin layers. Onion also gives you even skin tone along with the removal of moles.


  • Take one onion and extract juice out of it. Dip a cotton ball in onion juice and apply it on the mole for 30 minutes. You can follow this twice or thrice a day to get swift results.
  • You can combine onion juice with apple cider vinegar as well and apply it. The goodness of both will treat mole faster and you will get rid of the mole within a month.

9. Frankincense

Most people are not aware of Frankincense. This is an essential oil which works in layer by layer fashion to remove moles and also makes mole dry so that removal can be easier. It works as an astringent.


  • You can dilute this essential oil by mixing olive oil with it. You can add 8 tbsp of olive oil with one tbsp of this essential oil. Apply it to mole and use it regularly for at least a month. Even if the mole disappears use it for few more days to prevent scarring. This may cause irritation. Stop its use immediately if irritation persists.
  • You can make an amazing bath from this essential oil. Use one cup of baking soda, sea salt, and few drops of lavender oil and 3-4 drops of Frankincense oil. Add all the four ingredients to lukewarm water and take a hot bath for fifteen minutes. Do it every day for better results.
  • You can opt for any of the above methods to treat moles using this essential oil.

10. Aloe Vera

aloe-vera-gel-benefitsAloe Vera is a very good ingredient for lightening skin moles and gradually by lightening moles, it removes moles from skin.  Aloe Vera is not acidic and causes no harm to the skin so you can continue this remedy for a longer period. Aloe Vera also acts a natural sunscreen and has antibacterial properties.


  • You can apply aloe gel or aloe extract regularly on the moles and secure it with cotton so that aloe gel completely penetrates to skin. Keep it for 3-4 hours and do these twice or thrice a day for at least a month or till you get the desired results.
  • You can use aloe leaf as well to get the natural extract or buy aloe gel from medical stores.

11. Banana Peels

Banana peels have a lot of enzymes which are responsible for treating moles, make them dry and fall off with time.


  • All you need to do is take a banana peel and scrape it over the mole and gently massage it on the mole.
  • After the application, you can secure it with a gauge or leave it as it is. You can apply this as many times a day as you want as it doesn’t have any side effects.

Read more: Best Homemade Face Masks for Acne

Additional Tips:

  • Always wear a sunscreen and avoid skin exposure to the sun as this may prevent cancerous moles and reduces pigmentation.
  • Exfoliation of skin can also prove out to be very helpful in preventing the occurrence of moles.
  • You need to use these home remedies for a prolonged period to get best results. Because this may not happen overnight as moles are embedded in the skin and removing them can take time.
  • Keep a check on your moles time to time as the variation in color, shape or size may lead to some cancerous moles or skin cancer if not treated on appropriate time. Seek doctor immediately if you observe any symptoms that are not normal.
  • You can apply petroleum jelly on mole before using any home ingredient as in some home remedies like apple cider or garlic due to their acidic nature they may cause irritation especially people with sensitive skin can opt this way.

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How to get rid of those nasty Nose blackheads quickly and easily http://acnewitchhazel.com/blackheads/ Sat, 08 Oct 2016 13:14:20 +0000 https://acnewitchhazel.com/?p=1301 Blackheads are a common problem faced by every girl in a day to day life and that too these nasty dark spots on the nose make your face look more miserable. Let’s understand why these spots occur and how you can easily remove these blackheads? What are blackheads? Blackheads also called ‘open comedones’ are a …

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Blackheads are a common problem faced by every girl in a day to day life and that too these nasty dark spots on the nose make your face look more miserable.

Let’s understand why these spots occur and how you can easily remove these blackheads?

What are blackheads?

Blackheads also called ‘open comedones’ are a skin condition in which pores of the skin are blocked leading to small bumps caused by clogged hair follicles embedded in the skin making it look dark and black. Blackheads are considered as the symptoms of acne as they are the first stage of acne.

Due to larger pores, the dirt gets trapped and gives it a darker appearance. The major reason behind blackheads is melanin oxidation. Trapping of sebum an oily substance can also lead to blackheads. Blackheads can develop anywhere on the skin but are common and populate more easily on the nose making our nose look dark and bad.

Causes of Blackheads

  • Overproduction of sebum or too much body oil
  • Heavy sweating or humidity
  • Hormonal changes can also lead to blackheads especially in girls during menstruation or puberty age.
  • Dietary factors like eating unhygienic food or junk food. Caffeine or alcohol may be on one the reasons
  • Oily skin by birth
  • Using inappropriate skin products which ultimately leads to blocking of skin pores
  • Girls sleeping with makeup also tend to face this problem as makeup leads to clogged pores.

Blackheads are not a big skin problem which cannot be treated. It can be treated at home easily. Use quick home remedies and get the best results overnight. Always treat blackhead at early stages because they may lead to acne which nobody likes on their face.

Miraculous Home treatments to get rid of Blackheads

1. Strawberry

Strawberry is known for its exfoliating properties moreover are rich in vitamin C. the alkaline nature of strawberries cleanse the pores and reduces swelling due to blackheads. It treats skin dryness and moisturizes it as well.

Ingredients Required:

  • 1 strawberry
  • ½ spoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey


  • Crush strawberries and mash them with honey and lemon juice
  • Make a coarse paste and the combination of these three treats blackheads and give you overnight results
  • Apply the mask and keep it for 15-20 minutes.
  • Rinse with water. Afterward once the blackheads are softened you a nose extractor to extract those blackheads.

2. Oatmeal, yogurt, and Rosewater

Oatmeal works as a scrub which exfoliates your skin and cleans out the dirt hindering your pores. Rose water acts as a natural toner for skin which helps in tightening the pores. Yogurt helps in softening the skin. Before using this scrub take a facial steam which softens the pores and makes it easier to remove blackheads.


  • Two tablespoon oatmeal
  • Three tablespoon yogurt
  • Few drops of rose water


  • Mix oatmeal, yogurt and rose water in a bowl.
  • Apply the paste and keep it for half an hour and massage your face in circular motions.
  • Rinse and pat dry. Moisturize and do this daily for clear skin.
  • You can use face steam before the scrub mask. All you need to do is boil water in large bowl and lean your face over the bowl covering your head with a towel. Keep your face like this for 5-10 minutes. It will open all the pores and make the clogged pores smoother.
  • After steaming you can apply the oatmeal facial scrub for best results.

3. Clay mask

Cosmetic clay is easily available in stores in powdered form. This will dry the pores and remove the unwanted residue from pores unclogging them. Clay is rich in minerals and treats number of skin issues.


  • Cosmetic clay or bentonite clay
  • Water/ apple cider


  • Mix 1 tablespoon of bentonite clay with water or apple cider vinegar.
  • It will form a thick paste. Apply it and let it sit for 15-20 minutes.
  • This paste as it dries will make your face tightening or may lead to irritation on the face if left long.
  • Rinse off with warm water and apply moisturizer to your nose.

4. Goodness of milk, honey and lemon

Lemon is the most popular way of treating blackheads as it removes the deepest blackheads. It is rich in vitamin c and its antioxidant properties make it a perfect ingredient to treat blackheads. Lemon acts an astringent which shrinks your skin pores. Milk, on the other hand, has lactic acid which softens the skin and honey are said to have antibacterial properties to treat any blackhead in a faster way.

You can use all the three ingredients individually as they treat blackhead really quick.


  • 2-3 teaspoon raw milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Few drops of lemon juice


  • You can make cotton strips or use it as a mask.
  • Mix raw milk, honey, and lemon juice. You can add rose water as well.
  • You can mix as many ingredients as you want to increase the goodness and richness of this mask.
  • You can add yogurt as well.
  • Apply the mask and keep it for half an hour or till it dries.
  • Rinse off with lukewarm water and you don’t need to worry about moisturizing your skin as milk and honey will do that part for you.

5. Sugar and olive oil/jojoba oil scrub

This scrub is the best for exfoliating and moisturizing your skin. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells which are responsible for clogging your pores. Olive oil/jojoba will act as good skin oil and moisturizer to sooth your skin. Jojoba oil matches the skin oils and decreases the production of sebum which is responsible for blackheads.


  • 4 teaspoon jojoba or olive oil
  • Sugar or brown sugar


  • Mix jojoba oil and sugar in a jar.
  • No grains should be left. Keep the jar aside and let it sit for hours.
  • Apply it on wet face and do circular motions. It gives you instant results and you can store this mixture as well.
  • Pat dry and don’t forget to moisturize your face as this can cause skin irritation if you keep it for the longer duration.

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6. Mint and apple cider toner

Apple cider vinegar helps in the breakdown of clogging by removing whatever is blocking the pores. On the other hand, mint not only tightens your skin but also treats inflammation caused during picking. This mixture together works wonders as an excellent toner.


  • Finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 3 tablespoon of Apple cider vinegar
  • Water
  • Cotton balls


  • Mix chopped or crushed mint leaves with apple cider vinegar in a jar and keeps it aside.
  • Afterward mix water with the mixture and refrigerate it for 6 days.
  • Now use this as a toner. Dip cotton balls in the mixture and apply on the affected nose and areas on the face.
  • Leave it overnight and rinse it off when you wake up.
  • Apply this on regular basis for better results and don’t forget to moisturize your face.

7. Turmeric and mint

Turmeric has a component curcumin which is antimicrobial in nature and improves the health of the skin. On the other hand, mint has cooling properties and soothes the skin. The combination of two helps you get rid of blackheads.


  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 2 spoon mint juice/ mint leaves


  • Mix turmeric with mint juice or crush mint leaves to extract mint juice.
  • Apply the mixture and keep it for 15-20 minutes.
  • Rinse and pat dry. You can apply this mask once a week.

8. Tomato

Tomato helps in de-clogging pores as it has antiseptic properties. It contains lycopene which exerts strong antioxidants which remove all the free radicals which are responsible for skin damage.


  • 1 tomato


  • Take a small tomato and peel it. Extract the tomato juice.
  • Apply it on the face and leave it overnight.
  • Wash your face in morning and see the wondrous results when you wake up.

9. Cinnamon strips

Cinnamon is considered to improve blood circulation making your skin smooth and healthy. Cinnamon can be best paired with honey or lemon to make that perfect mask treat blackheads. The pore strips it pulls out sebum and dead cells out of the pore.

You can use it as a scrub mask or can use it for strips as well.


  • Half teaspoon cinnamon
  • One teaspoon honey


  • Mix cinnamon and honey to make a thick consistency paste.
  • Apply it for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.
  • You can make cinnamon strips at home.
  • Apply a thin layer of cinnamon and honey paste and apply cotton over it.
  • Let cotton sit on the nose for 5-10 minutes and once it dries remove the strip.
  • Strips are recommended as they pull out the blackheads easily.

10. Try Toothpaste and salt

How to get rid of those nasty Nose blackheads quickly and easilyToothpaste works as facial veils which help draw oil and dirt from skin. It discloses clogged pores in order to treat blackheads and draws out contamination. Some toothpaste has mint which kills bacteria. Salt removes excess oil in the skin.


  • Mint toothpaste
  • Pinch of salt
  • Water
  • Ice


  • Mix mint toothpaste with a pinch of salt.
  • Apply the paste on your nose and keep it for 5-10 minutes.
  • Now apply some water and start massaging your nose for few minutes. Along with massaging, you can try squeezing as well to take the blackheads off your nose.
  • Clean your nose and apply ice cube.
  • Application of ice cube will close all the pores and reduces the chances of future blackheads.

11. Egg white mask

Egg white is a rich source of protein and nutrients which can tighten the pores immediately and also reduces the chances of future blackheads.


  • One egg
  • Facial tissue or toilet paper
  • Small bowl
  • Clean towel


  • Separate the yolk from the egg and extract the egg white.
  • Clean your face first with a face cleanser.
  • Pat your face dry and apply this egg white on your nose.
  • Apply the first layer of egg white and let it dry. Apply the second and then the third layer.
  • It will make you feel tight and let the egg white stick to your nose.
  • Once it is completely dry pull off the egg white thick layer or you can use a wet towel to clean your nose by wiping out the egg white.
  • Pat your nose dry.

12. Green tea

You can either drink a cup of green tea which is extremely beneficial for skin or you can apply it on the nose as well. Green tea diminishes skin oil and acts as a perfect antioxidant to flush out toxins from the body and secures you from future damage.

If you want to use green tea as a face pack here are the steps:


  • 1-2 green tea bags
  • Water


  • Mix the tea leaves with water to make a thin paste.
  • You can boil the tea leaves in water and then crush them when they become soft.
  • Apply on face for few minutes and rinse off.
  • Pat dry and moisturize your face.

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Additional ways:

  • You can use baking soda for treating blackheads.
  • Coconut oil and tea tree oil also do wonders in treating blackheads.
  • You can use the method of squeezing to take off blackheads.
  • Steaming your face can also help.
  • Aspirin mask can also help you.
  • You can use activated charcoal to pull out blackheads.
  • You can treat your nose with glue.
  • Additionally, Epsom salt, fenugreek seeds, and cornmeal can be used as the home remedy to get rid of blackheads.

You can stick with any of these home remedies and you will get 100% results. You will get the flawless nose overnight by treating it with these home remedies.

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Proven Home Remedies to Cure an Ear Infection http://acnewitchhazel.com/home-remedies-for-ear-infection/ Thu, 06 Oct 2016 11:03:59 +0000 https://acnewitchhazel.com/?p=1248 Ear infections are also known as ‘acute otitis media’.Ear infections occur when a cold, throat infection or allergy attack causes fluid to become trapped in the middle ear the sections of your ear just behind the eardrum. It is a bacterial or viral infection in the middle ear, the air-filled space behind the eardrum which …

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Ear infections are also known as ‘acute otitis media’.Ear infections occur when a cold, throat infection or allergy attack causes fluid to become trapped in the middle ear the sections of your ear just behind the eardrum. It is a bacterial or viral infection in the middle ear, the air-filled space behind the eardrum which contains tiny vibrating bones of the ear. These can be painful because of the inflammation and buildup of yellow fluid in the middle ear. This infection is more frequent in children than adults. Children tend to get viral ear infections. Persistent ear infections can cause permanent hearing problems and other serious issues. Ear infections may occur in the middle ear (eardrum) or ear canal. The middle ear is filled with air but sometimes may be filled with mucus during the cold. This mucus can be infected by germs like bacteria or viruses. The eardrum may become weak due to this infection. It may also lead to tearing of eardrum.

There are two types of ear infection:

 Acute Ear Infection: Acute ear infections are for short period of time but are extremely painful. They can be easily treated by natural ways or antibiotics.

Chronic Ear Infection: Chronic ear infection does not clear up and may recur at times. Chronic infection can cause permanent damage to the middle and inner ear. If the ear infection persists for many days you should consult a doctor immediately.

Causes of Ear Infection:

  • Food allergies and environment allergies
  • Genetics
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Upper Respiratory problems like blocked nose due to mucus, cough in the chest.
  • Water trapped in the ear canal due to the buildup of wax.
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Internal injuries
  • Cold or flu that leads to congestion and swelling of nasal passages.
  • Excess mucus
  • Sinus infections (nasal cavities become swollen and inflamed).

Symptoms of Ear Infection:

  • An earache or discomfort inside the ear
  • Feeling pressure in the ear
  • High temperature(Fever)
  • Diminished hearing for few days
  • Drainage of fluid from the ear
  • Young babies may be hot and irritable
  • Swelling of middle ear
  • Rupturing and fussiness

No doubt antibiotics are the solution for instant relief however these have a lot of side effects. It’s always to try some natural home remedies first for curing ear infection that is absolutely harmless and beneficial.

1. Garlic poultices or oil

Garlic has antimicrobial and also helps in curing the pain caused by ear infection as it has natural pain relieving properties. It is one of the most efficient and effective home remedy for the ear infection and ear ache. Rather than going for antibiotics for children we should try the garlic oil easily available at the stores. Because antibiotics may cause allergies to kids. Moreover, the infection found in children is the viral ear infection and garlic has natural antiviral properties to treat it. You can make garlic oil at home by cooking 2-3 cloves of garlic in sesame or mustard oil until it turns blackish. When it is bearably hot put two three drops in the infected ear as ear drops.

Alternatively, you can boil 3-4 cloves of garlic in water for five minutes. Crush them and add a pinch of salt. Put the mixture in a clean cloth and place it in the affected ear.

Consuming garlic in daily diet or directly 2-3 cloves daily can also fasten the healing process.

2. Breast milk

Proven Home Remedies to Cure an Ear InfectionAs this problem is more common in infants and children it’s recommended not to feed them from an external source rather mothers should prefer to breastfeed the infants as breast milk has natural antibodies that can help speed up the healing process. Mothers can use it as a preventive measure as well so that infants are not prone more to such infections. It alleviates the swelling and discomfort and can get rid of ear infection within two or three days. This remedy not only works for infants but also for adults. Use a dropper in the case of adults and put few drops of breast milk to the affected ear. Repeat this procedure every few hours whenever needed for immediate results.

3. Elderberry syrup

Elderberry syrup also has antiviral properties that help in speed recovery of ear infection. It is easy to go for children as it is delicious and mothers don’t need to do much effort to make the kid consume it. It also cures a mild cold and flu which are one of the causes of infected ear infection. It stimulates the immune system to fight cold and flu. You can easily make it at home. Pour water in a medium saucepan and add elderberries, ginger root, cloves and cinnamon. Cook the mixture for at least half an hour on low heat till the solution is reduced to half. Remove the mixture and let it cool down. Mash the elderberries carefully. Now discard the elderberry and add 1tbsp of honey to it. Mix the honey well with the solution. Refrigerate the mixture and you can use this syrup as you want it. ½ tbsp for kids every two-three hours and 1 tbsp for adults.

4. Heating pad/ warm water bottle

Proven Home Remedies to Cure an Ear InfectionThe pain caused by ear infection can be reduced by a hot compress/heating pad or warm water bottle. You can use a wet wash cloth as well and add some soothing dried chamomile and rosemary to water for an extra boost. Change the washcloth frequently to keep it warm. Keeping a warm bottle near the infected area will prevent microorganism infestation. However, don’t apply the heat for the longer duration. Do it for 5 minutes remove and then apply again.

5. Mango leaf juice

mango-leaf-juiceMango leaf extract is a very quick and effective treatment for ear infection. The active compound ‘mangiferin’ present in the leaves has immense benefits. The leaves of mango are full of vitamins, enzymes, antioxidants and numerous other minerals. They work great for earaches. All you need to do is crush 2-3 mango leaf to extract the juice out of them. Slightly warm the juice. Use a dropper to put the drops of mango extract into the ear. Do it twice or thrice daily to get immediate relaxation from pain and gives full relief from an ear infection. You can make a mango leaves tea and add honey along with it. It will clear all the nasal cavities and reduce mucus formation. You can try this remedy for kids as it is really helpful.

6. Olive oil

Proven Home Remedies to Cure an Ear InfectionOlive oil is a natural remedy for a number of ear ailments. Olive oil clears the obstruction in the ear which is the major cause of ear infection. Ear infection majorly happens when wax in the ear catches bacterial or fungal infection leading to blockage in the Eustachian tube. Olive oil treats ear pain, infection and ear wax. It is gentle, inexpensive treatment that can make your ear ache much more bearable.

  • Warm few drops of olive oil slightly and put the drops in the affected ear. Olive oil will soften the wax in the ear. You can remove the infected wax with the help of cotton-tipped swabs. Make sure you use the cotton tipped swabs carefully as they may damage the eardrum if the swab is put too far in the ear.
  • You can also use mustard oil as an alternative solution.
  • You can mix few drops of lavender oil along with olive oil and rub it outside the infected ear of adults and kids, followed by a warm compress.
  • In a warm saucepan take olive oil and grated onion. Place few drops of the gently warm solution to the ear.
  • You can use olive oil along with garlic cloves and use it as an ear drop.

7. Tea tree oil

Proven Home Remedies to Cure an Ear InfectionTea tree oil has healing properties and it’s a natural treatment for infections from years. Using tea tree oil one can get instant relief from ear pain. Prepare a mixture of one tbsp. of apple cider vinegar, 2 tbsp. of olive oil, one tbsp. of colloidal silver and three tbsp. of tea tree oil. Slightly warm the mixture. Place a towel and keep the affected ear upright. Put 3-4 drops of the mixture and let it be there for 5 minutes. Turn your head and let the solution come out of the ear. It will work as an ear cleanser and will clear the eardrum wax. Follow this procedure thrice a day for better results. You can run tea tree oil over the ear and above the ear as well rather than inside the ear.

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8. Lots of fluid and broth

Proven Home Remedies to Cure an Ear InfectionIt is very important to keep the body hydrated by consuming a lot of fluids and it should be supported nutritionally. The broth is the mineral rich infusion of animal bones, vegetables, spices, and herbs.  Consuming a lot of fluids and broth can help infants get better immunity and fight cold and flu and works as an escape from the ear infection. The broth has great nutritional benefits and regular consumption can help you fight many ailments.

9. Apple Cider Vinegar

Proven Home Remedies to Cure an Ear InfectionDespite the strong aroma and acidic taste of apple cider vinegar, it is the best solution for removing fungus from the ear. It has the ability to fight chronic yeast infections and tackles chronic ear infections very well. Prepare a solution of apple cider vinegar with water. Instead of water, you can use alcohol as well. Take a cotton ball and dip it in the solution. Place the cotton ball inside the ear. Keep it there for 5 minutes. Remove the cotton ball and lay down in an opposite direction to flush out the liquid. Clean your ear gently and you can use a blow dryer set on low to dry the ear. You can use white vinegar as an alternative. You can gargle with apple cider vinegar if the infection is in the Eustachian tube.

10. Onion

Proven Home Remedies to Cure an Ear InfectionOnion has great medicinal properties and it is worth considering as a cure for the ear infection. It treats inflamed and sore ear. It not only reduces the pain but also makes the healing process fast by substantially reducing ear infection.

Take one onion and cook it in a microwave for 2-3 minutes at 450F. Now peel off the onion and squeeze out the juice in it. Make sure no pieces or peel offs are left. Strain the solution. Check whether the onion juice is not too hot. Using an ear dropper put few drops of onion juice into the ear. After five minutes turn opposite to make the path for the leftover residue to come out of the ear. Clean the ear with a clean cloth. This will give you immense relief if done on daily basis twice or thrice a day.

 As an alternative, if you find it difficult to take out onion juice you can bake one onion. Cut it into halves and place on half in a thick cotton cloth. Place the cloth on the infected area for 10 minutes for immediate relief.

11. Mullein Drops

Proven Home Remedies to Cure an Ear InfectionMullein is a wild flowering plant. You can extract mullein oil from the flower or you can directly buy it from the market. To prepare mullein drops take one tbsp mullein flower and out them in ½ cup of boiling water. Allow it to cool. Now add one tbsp of mullein tea and olive oil in it. Leave the mixture overnight.  Put the drops of this mixture into the ears using the dropper. It gives immediate relief from an earache and produces no side effect. It helps in the drainage of pus or mucus from the ear naturally and regains hearing back.  It prevents recurrence of ear infection and hence prevents chronic ear infections which can be dangerous for the ear. It can be mixed with garlic oil for better results. Alternatively, diluted eucalyptus oil can also prove out good for an ear infection.

12. Basil

Proven Home Remedies to Cure an Ear InfectionBasil is a perfect treatment for antibiotic resistant infections. The essential oil prepared from basil leaves has antibacterial properties and few drops can prove out to be very helpful for ear infections. It also alleviates the pain caused by minor earaches. Take 4-5 holy basil leaves. Extract the juice out of it. Apply it near the infected ear. Make sure you don’t put the juice into the ear canal. Apart from this, you can make your own basil essential oil at home by taking basil juice and mixing it along with coconut oil.

13. Salt

Proven Home Remedies to Cure an Ear InfectionSalt is easily available at home and hence considered one of the best remedies. Take one cup of salt and microwave it for 5-6 minutes. After that put the warm salt in a sock. Tie one end of the sock with a rubber band. Lie down and put the sock on the infected area. Make sure it is not so hot that it starts to hurt your ear. The warm salt in the sock will help in the drainage of fluid from the ear. The process should be repeated multiple times to get relief from pain and discomfort.

14. Other remedies

  • You can use the ginger juice for the ear infection.
  • Cook radish with mustard oil and then filter out the radish. You can store this oil and use it multiple times for getting relief from pain.
  • Fresh sesame seed oil is also a superb homemade recipe for curing the ear infection.
  • Juice from bark of banana tree
  • Mineral oils or organic linseed oil
  • A light tapping on the ear or use of an instrument can actually help heal an ear infection quickly.

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Preventive measures for Ear Infection

  • Wash your hands frequently to prevent the spread of any infection.
  • Breastfeeding is always recommended for infants as helps the tube in inner ear function better and provides immunities to babies. However, if you are not able to do it then sterilize the bottle before feeding and hold the bottle upright.
  • Get your child all the vaccinations required at the tender age.
  • Prevent common cold and flu as leads to the development of mucus and hence block the tube of the eardrum.
  • While traveling in airplane our ears tend to feel pressure in the fluid of the ear. Chewing gum while in elevation and in the airplane can be done to avoid the situation.
  • Keep your body hydrated and drink a lot of water. Intake fluids that have higher water contents.
  • Don’t smoke as smoking can irritate the upper airways including your nose. This leads to the production of extra mucus leading to ear infections.
  • Keep your immune system strong.
  • Coat your ears with mineral oil while swimming.
  • Avoid consuming food made with processed sugar.
  • Protect yourself from injuries, allergies and infections. Boost your immune system and protect yourself from any illness or disease.
  • Keep your ears clean by using mineral oil, warm water or hydrogen peroxide solution. Avoid using used cotton swabs as they may also lead to ear infection.

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Eyelash loss (Madarosis) Causes, Treatment and Remedies http://acnewitchhazel.com/eyelash/ Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:23:32 +0000 https://acnewitchhazel.com/?p=1066 Everyone loves long lush eyelashes that enhance the beauty of eyes and overall face as well by making your eyes look attractive. This is a dream of every girl to have dark black dreamy eyelashes that can make them look young, gorgeous and attractive. But in real it is like a nightmare for those ladies …

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Everyone loves long lush eyelashes that enhance the beauty of eyes and overall face as well by making your eyes look attractive. This is a dream of every girl to have dark black dreamy eyelashes that can make them look young, gorgeous and attractive. But in real it is like a nightmare for those ladies who are suffering from eyelash loss because of several reasons.

It is a normal thing to lose one or two eyelashes every day, because it is a continuous part of hair renewing but in this renewing process they should grow back within time. As it is a normal eyelash cycle, but if you are facing a problem in which you are losing lash hairs continuously and they are not growing back with time then either you should seek medical treatment at the earliest point or  can use several remedies to treat this at home. However in the meantime, while you are using any remedy or taking doctor’s help give an attention over what are you using in your makeup routine that making your eyelashes fall abnormally.

Eyelash loss (Madarosis) Causes, Treatment and RemediesWhat is loss of eyelash

Normally eyelash loss can cause because of several reasons, some of them can be normal but some shows the serious sign of health issues on which you have to pay attention with time otherwise the condition may get worse.

In biological term eyelash loss known as ‘ Madarosis’ the technical term that explains the falling out of eyelash hairs abnormally. Normally eyelash hair grows at the rate of approximately 0.15 mm per day and has the life of five to six months generally and after in renewing it takes minimum eight to ten weeks. Losing eyelashes is not a life threatening issue but you should pay attention that your body is demanding something extra if you are facing this kind of issue.

Few of common issues behind lashes falling out:

  • Blepharitis:

Blepharitis can be caused because of a number of reasons including allergies from dust, scent or anything else, bacterial infections or due to parasitic infestation. It is generally an inflammation that starts from eyelid or eyelash follicle that causes redness, itching, burning in the eye or can cause eyelash loss also.

  • Thyroid dysfunction:

Imbalance of thyroid in the body can also be a potential reason behind losing eyelashes. In the case of overactive thyroid gland, ‘hyperthyroid’ that don’t have the enough immunity to survive through the problems like tolerating heat, sleeping issues, weight losing, swelling of the neck or a headache that can lead to hairs falling whether it is about head hairs or eyelashes. While in underactive thyroid gland ‘hypothyroid’ have its different concerns including the inability of tolerance to cold, constipation problem or weight gain that leads to eyebrows and eyelashes become thinly dispersed, dry and hard but that can easily break.

  • Chemical allergy because of Mascara:

Most of the mascara in the market comes with chemicals that react with eye follicle and causes eyelashes to fall out by breaking the roots of hairs. Chemicals under mascara can cause allergy also to eyes and if your eyes are allergic to air born particles such as dust, any strong perfumes or talk then avoid using mascara as it grabs the particles in eyelashes and causes allergy. This allergic reaction knows as ‘Dermatitis’ in biological term whereas the irritation causes in conjunctiva because of allergens leads to ‘Conjunctivitis’.

  • Chemotherapy:

As we all know that chemotherapy is a major cause of hair loss, under which eyelash falling also come as one major disadvantage of it. Chemotherapy has its direct effect on hair follicles that breaks the hair from the root and this effect can show its result for short term or long term also. So in such condition taking a doctor advice is must before using anything on your own.

  • Alopecia Areata

‘Alopecia Areata’ the biological term that explains about the disorder of immune system that causes hair loss from any of the body parts in patches. It can be caused because of disordered immune cells that harm the hair follicle leading hair breakout. There is no cure for this disease but it can easily be treated by using topical products.

  • Trichotillomania Tangle

It is a kind of psychological disorder in which person plucks his hair intentionally be it eyelashes or eyebrows. It is an impulse control disorder because of which person pull out hairs directly from roots.

Home remedies:

As now we all know what eyelash loss is and also explored the causes behind eyelashes loss so now take a look at the treatment of it to get rid of this problem.

Here we are discussing few home remedies to get beautiful, long and lustrous dream lashes at home by just following given details:

1. Olive oil:

Olive oil is an ultimate ingredient and a perfect natural remedy to control falling out of eyelash. Besides, stopping hair fall it encourages hair growth also. But for that you need to apply it on your eyelashes and that you can do by z-olive-oilusing a mascara brush. Dip the brush in olive oil and gently apply it on your eyelashes before sleeping then leave it overnight. It starts working overnight by moisturizing and nourishing the hair roots. Then in morning wash eyes with lukewarm water. Applying it on regular basis can show the effective result in a month or two.

2. Brushing eyelashes:

Brushing your eyelashes can also help you to have long and splendid eyelashes. As brushing removes all the unwanted materials from the eyelashes and unclog all the pores. Brushing also increases the blood circulation that helps in applying the required ingredients to hair roots.

Steps to follow:

  1. Take a brush pour few drops of vitamin E oil or any essential oil over brush then use brush starting from hair roots to combine outwards.
  2. Just follow the above step, brushing eyelashes of both eyes in upward strokes for five minutes and twice in a day.

Thus continuing this process for a long time can leave you with the effective result and all it needs is just a brushing eyelash for five minutes in a day.

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3. Eyelid massage:

Eyelash loss (Madarosis) Causes, Treatment and RemediesThe massaging eyelid is a nice option to encourage hair growth. It all needs few drops of vitamin E oil, any petroleum jelly or any essential oil. Just put few drops of any of these things either on your finger tips or eyelids then start massaging gently along lids and lash line in a clockwise and anticlockwise direction for five minutes on both eyes. But always remember to wash your hands properly before doing this process. This remedy has excellent properties as massaging improves the blood circulation and the oil used provides the required nutrient to the hair follicle that prevents the eyelash falling issue by making hair strong and thick.

4. Castor oil:

Eyelash loss (Madarosis) Causes, Treatment and RemediesCastor oil works as the supplement for your eyelashes. It has several properties including antifungal, anti-bacterial and many others that help in having voluminous hairs.

Follow these steps to use powerful follicle stimulating castor oil:

  • Take a few drops of castor oil in a bowl and mix it with either olive oil or aloe vera gel.
  • Now take an ear bud and soak it in the bowl for seconds to absorb oil in the cotton then start applying it like you apply mascara.
  • Continue this process for few minutes before going to bed. Leave it to rest for overnight then wash it with lukewarm water in morning.
  • Following this process for few months can work as the wonder to get dreamy eyelashes.

5. Eyelash trimming:

Eyelash loss (Madarosis) Causes, Treatment and RemediesEyelash trimming is also an option to stimulate hair follicle and growing long eyelash hairs. Just like the way trimming makes your hair look voluminous and induce the growth likewise in the case of eyelash also it encourages the growth of hairs. There are various well- shaped cuticles trimming scissors available in the market that trims the ends of eyelashes. For safety measures use magnifying lenses before cutting down the hairs and also remember to not to cut off too much length of hairs as it will look bad if you make them too short. Also remember that you cut the lashes in curvaceous shape otherwise it can be disastrous if you just cut them off in a straight direction.

Doing this thing once in a week is necessary to clean off the unwanted hairs and can also make your eyelashes grow with double intensity.

6. Almond oil:

Eyelash loss (Madarosis) Causes, Treatment and RemediesAlmond oil is rich in Vitamin E which is good for eyelash hair as it the required nutrient for hair follicle. Along with this almond oil has antioxidant properties that provide the required glow and lustrous look to eyelashes. Now all you need is few drops of almond oil and an applicator brush that can be either clean mascara brush or ear bud also. Just pour few drops of almond oil on applicator brush and apply it on your eyelashes by moving brush on your lashes in upward strokes and allow it to rest on lashes for few seconds so that it can absorb oil in the hair follicle. On an additional tip to get the desired result, wash your eyes first before applying anything because the dust particles can be there present in your lashes that can clog the pores and can cause acne on your skin.  Now after applying the oil on lashes leave it overnight and rinse it off in morning with lukewarm water.

7. Lemon peel:

Eyelash loss (Madarosis) Causes, Treatment and RemediesLemon peel that is rich in antioxidants, anti-bacterial properties routes the necessary ingredients directly into hair roots to stimulate the growth of eyelashes. It also adds the volume to lashes by making them look bigger and shinier.

How to use it:

  • Take a lemon peel and slice it off in short pieces and mix it with an adequate amount of castor oil and olive oil.
  • Now leave it for a week or 10 days until the qualities of lemon get mixed with oils. Once the mixture is ready and oil is completely infused with lemon qualities then it is ready to apply.
  • Take a clean applicator brush and dip it into the mixture for few seconds then apply it on lashes like you apply mascara.
  • Repeat this process of applying for five minutes on both eyes and leave it either for the whole night or for some time as you like.
  • Then rinse it off with lukewarm water and notice the result in few months. You won’t get the result in some time or few days, it takes few months but with this, you will get the desired result.

8. Multivitamin tablets:

Eyelash loss (Madarosis) Causes, Treatment and RemediesMultivitamin tablets are a right supplement to make your body immune that lacks of essential vitamin and nutrients. It doesn’t give you healthy eyelashes only but will also give you healthy hairs, nail, and body. It will also make your body immune by providing the required vitamin to your body. But always remember to take doctor’s advice before taking any kind of supplement.

9. Brewer’s yeast with vitamin A and B:

Eyelash loss (Madarosis) Causes, Treatment and RemediesBrewer’s yeast is also good for eyelashes and mixing it with vitamin A and B will leave you with amazing results.  Applying the thick paste consisting of yeast and vitamin A and B is good for lashes but be careful while applying it as the thick paste can enter in your eye and leaving it for the whole night can stick the paste with lashes that can cause breakage of hairs while washing it in morning with lukewarm water.

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Preventive measures:

These were the remedies that you can if you are facing eyelash falling problem and can use it to have beautiful lashes also. But it is also good to use preventive measures to avoid arising of these problems. So here we are going to explore few of the preventive measures:

  1. If you are facing a problem of eyelash loss then before rushing towards any treatment or remedy just pay attention towards your simple hygiene. As it may be the reason behind causing various infections. Maintain hygiene in your daily life by using the clean and dry towel for face and always wash hands and eyes properly before applying anything on your eyes to remove the bacteria and germs.
  2. Use branded makeup to avoid any chemical reactions that can lead to eyelash falling.
  3. Always remember to remove the makeup before going to bed.
  4. Avoid using fake eyelashes as the gum present in it can cause infection in your eyes.
  5. Use good eyelash curler because the one wrong choice can damage the lashes and can break them directly from roots.

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Home Remedies for Kidney Infection http://acnewitchhazel.com/home-remedies-for-kidney-infection/ Sun, 25 Sep 2016 10:17:08 +0000 https://acnewitchhazel.com/?p=973 Kidneys are excretory organs and perform some regulatory functions like flushing out toxins from the body, maintaining acid-base balance, producing urine and filtration of blood. Kidney infection also known as pyelonephritis or renal infection is an illness caused by E.coli bacteria which travels from your bladder into both of your kidneys. It happens when urinary …

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Kidneys are excretory organs and perform some regulatory functions like flushing out toxins from the body, maintaining acid-base balance, producing urine and filtration of blood. Kidney infection also known as pyelonephritis or renal infection is an illness caused by E.coli bacteria which travels from your bladder into both of your kidneys. It happens when urinary tract infections progress to upper urinary system i.e. kidneys and ureters. The bacteria causing this infection enter the body through the skin around the urethra. The urethra is a tube which transports urine from the bladder outside the body. It is one of the painful and unpleasant illness which leads to discomfort while urinating. Usually, kidney infections are rare but can happen at any age. This infection is more common in women because the urethra in a woman is small as compared to men. This is usually treated with antibiotics. Kidney infection should be treated promptly because if it is delayed it may lead to kidney damage or infection in blood as well.

Types of Kidney Infection:

1. Uncomplicated kidney infection: The patient is usually healthy and serious complications are highly unlikely to happen.
2. Complicated kidney infection: The patient is likely to face complications may be because of pre-existing illness or condition.

Symptoms of kidney infection:

• Discomfort at lower back and around your genitals.
• Diarrhea
• Nausea and vomiting
• Feeling weak or tired
• High temperatures that is fever
• Uncontrollable shivering
• Pain in lower abdomen
It may also lead to noticeable changes in urine like:
• Burning sensation while urination
• Blood in urine
• Foul and cloudy smell in urine
• Frequent urination
If these symptoms persist you can easily identify whether you have the kidney infection or not or you can opt for urine test or scans to identify the kidney infection.

Causes of Kidney Infection:

• Kidney stones may contribute to kidney infection as it provides the bacteria a space to propagate into the body defenses and urine slows or stop, bacteria can more easily travel to ureters.
• People who have diabetes are more prone to such infections as their immune system is not that strong.
• Weak immune system is more prone to bacterial and fungal attack as it invades into the skin and travels to the kidney to cause a kidney infection.
• Bad toilet hygiene may also lead to kidney infection as any contact to genitals may lead to bacteria attack.
• If sexual intercourse irritates urethra then there are chances of bacterial attack to urinal tract and eventually leading to kidneys.
• Males with large prostate are more prone to kidney infections
• Children with constipation are likely to have a kidney infection.
• Abnormal urinal tract by birth.

Here are some simple home remedies that you can try at initial levels of kidney infection and these remedies will help you get rid of kidney infection from the root.

1. Cranberry Juice

Cranberry is an abstract treatment for kidney infection intended to cure kidney related problems. It should be cranberry-juiceconsumed for the shorter period and not in larger quantities. It should be consumed in its natural state that is unsweetened form.

2. Parsley Juice

parsley-juiceParsley juice serves as a cleaner for your kidney as it flushes out all the toxins present in it. It contains a lot of nutrients like vitamin A,C,B , potassium, copper, and riboflavin. It acts an internal organ cleaner. Take 4-5 parsley leaves and boil them in a boiler. Strain the solution and drink the juice regularly. This is one of the best and most effective solutions for renal infections.

3. Aloe Vera Juice

aloe-vera-juiceAloe Vera plant has antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties which help in preventing the bacterial attack in urethral. It soothes urinal burning and irritation. It also relieves pain associated with the kidney infection. Aloe Vera has natural cleansing ingredients which help cleaning the infection and toxins. You can drink aloe Vera juice or take aloe vera capsules twice a day. It’s a natural ingredient hence it is safe to use and beneficial as well.

4. Epsom salt

Home Remedies for Kidney InfectionTreating yourself with a detox bath of Epsom salt will remove waste and toxins gives kidney a boost and promotes your overall heath.

5. Herbal tea

Anything herbal is good for the body. Nowadays herbal teas are in a trend as it flushes out toxins from the body and keeps the body healthy. Drinking herbal teas like parsley tea, green tea, goldenrod tea is a perfect way to treat kidney-related problems. You can consume an herbal tea in between meals or before going to bed. Drinking it twice a day can help you overcome the kidney infection.

6. Garlic

Home Remedies for Kidney InfectionGarlic helps in increase the passing of urine and thus has diuretic properties. It forces the kidney to pass more salt in urine and thus alleviates the chances of kidney infection and helps up to a certain extent to cure it in at a faster pace. Consuming 3-4 cloves of garlic in a day can cure kidney infection within few days. Or you can consume garlic supplements as an alternative.

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7. Apple Cider Vinegar

apple-cider-vinegarApple cider vinegar has malic acid which prevents urinary bladder infection to spread into kidneys. It has antibacterial properties which can potentially cure kidney infection. It has a pH level of 3.0 and at this pH level bacterial and inhibits microbes’ growth and makes it impossible to propagate in the kidney. You can combine 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar with 1 tablespoon honey as together they will benefit you more rather than separately. Consume this on the daily basis. Or you can simply add 2tbsp of apple cider vinegar with water and consume it.

8. Turmeric

Home Remedies for Kidney InfectionTurmeric speeds up the recovery process and hence proves good remedy in kidney infection. Turmeric contains curcumin which has strong antibacterial and anti-fungal properties which help in stopping the growth of bacteria and spreading of microbes. You can either directly consume turmeric or in food. You can also take it with milk before sleeping.

9. Fruit Juice

Juices are really important for the body as well as for kidney cleansing to get rid of toxins and other harmful particles from the body. A juice not only acts as a cleaner but also soothes and relaxes kidney during infection. You can consume the variety of juices like cranberry, lemon, orange, apple and strawberry juices.

10. Vitamin C

Home Remedies for Kidney InfectionVitamin C is recommended at the time of kidney infection because vitamin C rich foods are citric, acidic in nature and contain folic acids which don’t let the bacteria’s grow in the kidney. You can consume amla, oranges, and kiwi or lemon juices. If you don’t like citric juices or fruits you can directly consume vitamin C capsules that are easily available in the market. You can incorporate Vitamin C rich diet in your daily routine.

11. Baking Soda

Home Remedies for Kidney InfectionBaking soda is most effective in replenishing the bicarbonate levels in the kidney which is very important for the functionality of kidney. Consumption of baking soda is also one the remedies which can help you get rid of kidney infection. Take 8 ounces of water and mix 1 tbsp of baking soda to it. Drink it daily to maintain kidney health.

12. Water

Home Remedies for Kidney InfectionWhenever you suffer from any kidney disorder water is the essential to cure it. Our body is 70% water and drinking a lot of water can only help the kidney to flush the unwanted substances from the body. If you consume 8-10 glasses of water it will also increase the urination cycle and kidney will be less prone infections. You can consume watermelons as well because it contains the highest water content in it and is really effective in hydrating your body. Watermelon is rich in potassium and can help in removing stones and toxins near the kidney.

13. Kidney Beans

Home Remedies for Kidney InfectionA kidney bean also does wonders in treating kidney infections. Kidney beans are a rich source of vitamin and minerals and promote kidney health. Boil some kidney beans in a bowl till they don’t get soft and tender. Strain the solution well and drink it twice a day on a regular basis for beneficial results.

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14. Eat Kidney supportive foods

Home Remedies for Kidney InfectionEat kidney supportive foods like watermelon, berries, peppers, apples, onion, garlic, cabbage, cauliflower and olive oil. They provide out to be extremely helpful for kidney health. The diet should be free of sugar and glucose. One should add more probiotics in food like yogurt, tofu as it inhibits the growth of bacteria. One should avoid aerated drinks, cakes, chocolates, and alcohol. Avoid phosphorus in your food while you have the kidney infection because while kidneys do not work properly phosphorus accumulates in the body leading to some serious issues. Eat cabbage leaves as it pushes disease causing fluids out of the body. Basil juice can also remove out to be a superb tonic for kidney issues. Continue it for 5 months to cure kidney infection completely. Eat less meat and concentrate less on animal protein. Quitting smoking can also help a lot.

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How to Get Rid of Toothache? http://acnewitchhazel.com/toothache/ Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:42:31 +0000 https://acnewitchhazel.com/?p=885 No matter how well you take care of your teeth at some point in life you may face the discomfort of a toothache. Toothaches are painful and very annoying at times. You cannot speak cannot eat properly so yes they can be really annoying at times. There can be many reasons behind a toothache like …

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No matter how well you take care of your teeth at some point in life you may face the discomfort of a toothache. Toothaches are painful and very annoying at times. You cannot speak cannot eat properly so yes they can be really annoying at times. There can be many reasons behind a toothache like a tooth sensitivity, cavity, infections, grinding teeth, gum disease, tooth trauma and much more. All these may lead to a bad toothache. You must me thinking what steps can be taken at home to alleviate the pain if you don’t see a dentist right away? Here we are going to discuss some extremely helpful home remedies for a toothache which you can try at home to get immediate relief from a toothache and afterwards you can see a dentist so that the problem don’t worsen.  Moreover, we have a habit of taking painkillers for every problem so you can avoid that and try these amazing home remedies and you will surely be surprised to see the goodness of these natural ingredients.

 But I would say prevention is better than cure so you can take some preventive methods so that you don’t face this problem in future like brush your teeth twice a day and use floss at least once a day to prevent gum disease. Avoid sticky food and if you eat it clean your teeth immediately.

Here are some excellent home remedies for a toothache:

1. Warm salt water

salt-waterA toothache caused by the blow to the tooth or mild infection can be treated using this method. All you need to do is make a rinse with warm water and salt. Dissolve the salt properly. Once the salt is dissolved gargle the water through your mouth. Make sure it touches the affected area. Repeat this twice or thrice and you will get a sigh of relief from a toothache.

2. Hot or Cold compress

Doing hot and cold compress on the affected area can do wonders. They are the best and easiest way to get immediate relief from a toothache. It not only increases blood circulation but gives immediate relief from pain and inflammation. Placing ice cubes on the affected cheek can also be helpful in reducing inflammation caused due to a toothache.

hot-compressYou can use hot water and a towel to do the hot compress. Just place it for 30 seconds and keep repeating a couple of times. You can do it thrice a day to get immediate results.

For the cold compress, you can use ice packs, a bag of frozen chickpeas or even cold water. Simply place the ice pack or towel on the affected area for few minutes. Keep repeating this for a couple of cycles. It will numb the pain and will give you immediate relief.

3. Clove oil

clove-essential-oilCloves are the absolutely ancient method for curing toothache. A clove has antibacterial, antioxidant and anesthetic properties that help in alleviating the tooth pain and also fights infection. You can use clove or clove oil to get rid of a toothache. Simply place a clove at the sore area until the pain goes away. You can use a paste of ground clove and water. Instead of water, you can use olive oil or clove oil. Place the paste on the sore area and it works as an anesthesia. You can also dip a cotton ball in clove oil and rub it on the tooth to get relief. Or you can mix clove oil with water and splash it through your mouth.

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4. Ginger-Cayenne paste

A little cayenne pepper and ginger root can provide toothache relief.  Ginger root helps calm the pain associated with a toothache. It has antibacterial properties and it prevents swelling associated with a minor toothache. On the other ginger-cayenne-pastehand cayenne, pepper has capsaicin which relieves even the most stubborn toothaches.  Mix equal parts of both the ingredients in water to make a paste. Roll a small cotton ball and let the paste completely soaked in the ball. Place the cotton ball on the affected area. Leave it until the pain fades. You can use these spices separately as well because they work as amazing pain killers.

5. Onion

Onions have antiseptic and antimicrobial properties which help in alleviating the pain caused by a toothache. It is very effective in killing germs due to infection and hence provides relief from pain. Slice a piece of onion and place it onionson the tooth where there is the pain. It will alleviate the pain in 15 minutes. Or you can chew a raw onion it will also help in relieving pain. Chew it for at least three minutes.

6. Hydrogen Peroxide

hydrogen-peroxideHydrogen peroxide will clean the affected area and helps in easing the pain due to a toothache. It kills the bacteria and gets the source of infection cleared. Take hydrogen peroxide solution with water and rinse your mouth. Don’t swallow it as it is just a solution for mouth rinsing. Spit it out and rinse your mouth with plain water twice or thrice. It gives a foul taste in the mouth but is really effective remedy for a toothache.

7. Lemon juice

lemon-juiceLemon contains citric acid which helps in relieving the tooth pain. Take a small slice of lemon and place it on the affected area. Or you take some lemon juice and mix salt along with it. Place the solution on the affected area. This is also one the powerful home remedy for a toothache.

8. Guava leaves

guava-leavesGuava leaves have antibacterial, antimicrobial, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties which help in alleviating the tooth pain up to certain extent. You can simply chew guava leaves until you get the juice out of them. Guava leaves juice will soothe a toothache. Or you can take 4-5 guava leaves and boil them in warm water. Once they are completely boiled add some salt. Keep the solution to cool and then you can use it as a mouthwash as well.

9. Peppermint leaves

get rid of toothacheChewing peppermint leaves can also help in a curing toothache. If you don’t have fresh peppermint leaves you can use the dried ones. You can crush them and make a thin paste and then apply it on the tooth which is hurting and it will give immense relief from the hurting tooth.

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10. Wheatgrass juice

get rid of toothacheWheatgrass leaves absorb toxins in the gums as it has antibacterial properties. It helps in fighting tooth decay and relieves a toothache. It keeps the infection under control and won’t let it spread in the mouth. You can either use wheatgrass directly or wheatgrass juice.  You can chew wheatgrass for 3-5 minutes until the pain fades. Or you can extract wheatgrass juice and use it as the mouthwash.

11. Vanilla extract

get rid of toothacheVanilla extract is used as a remedy for a toothache as it numbs the pain and it has a calming effect. It calms down the pain and makes your tooth numb so that you don’t feel any sensation in your tooth. All you need to do is take the vanilla extract and dip a cotton ball in it. Soak the extract completely in the cotton ball and place the cotton ball on the affected tooth. This will sooth the pain and gives you temporary relief from pain. Repeat this thrice a day so that you can comfort your tooth.

12. Asafetida

get rid of toothacheAsafetida is also one the best remedies to treat dental issues. It helps in treating bleeding gums and toothaches. It also treats tooth cavities. You can use a pinch of asafetida and mix it in one tablespoon of lemon juice. Warm it a bit. Place a cotton ball and soak it in the solution. Place the cotton ball on the affected area. Or you take butter and melt it. Once the butter is melted fry asafetida with butter and fry it on low flame. Allow the mixture to cool and then apply it on the tooth to get instant relief from a toothache and tooth cavity.

13. Baking soda

get rid of toothacheIt is a very simple and efficient way of treating toothache. This is a tried and tested way for a toothache. You can take a cotton ball and moist it by dipping it in water. Now cover the cotton ball with baking soda. Place it on the tooth and keep it for 2-3 minutes. Or you can make a baking soda solution as well. Take lukewarm water and mix a pinch of baking soda and use it as the mouthwash. Repeat it at least twice or thrice a day for best results.

14. Garlic

get rid of toothacheGarlic has antibiotic properties which provide immense relief in a toothache. It has medicinal properties. You can directly chew a clove of garlic. I know it’s hard to chew a garlic clove you can either use garlic powder.  Or you can crush 2-3 garlic cloves and add salt or black salt to it. Apply on the affected area to get immediate relief. Do this thrice a day.

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15. Oil pulling

oil-pullingIt is also one of the best tricks to kill bacteria from the mouth and helps in resolving tooth problems. You can coconut oil and swish it in your mouth for 15-20 minutes. The bacteria will get stuck in oil and will be pulled out. Spit out the oil doesn’t swallow it. This is very effective for preventing infection and helps in relieving you from a toothache

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