Thursday, April 11, 2013

Propolis, the Gift of Nature for Our Health

Propolis is a substance produced by bees from various shoots of young leaves that are mixed with their saliva. Propolis or bee glue is used for patching and sterilizing the hive. Propolis is anti-bacterial (disinfectant) which kills all bacteria, and is used by bees to protect the hives from germs, bacteria and virus problems.

Propolis contains more than 300 elements, including: flavanoids, chalcones, dehydrocalcones, aliphatic acids and esters, long-chain aliphatic acids, short-chain volatile oils, aromatic acids and esters, benzoic acid and its derivatives, aldehydes, alcohols, cinnamic acid and its derivatives, ketine, phenol, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Tips and Benefits of Turmeric for Skin Whitening

Turmeric has been shown to reduce the production of skin melanin. It also helps the sunburn skin back to normal more quickly. You can apply turmeric specifically on the skin and/or consume it. There are many ways to apply turmeric on your skin. Below are some simple methods.

Please note that turmeric will leave yellow stains on the skin. Here are some tips and benefits of turmeric for skin whitening.

15 Minutes Mask With Lemon Juice
Mix turmeric powder with cucumber juice or lemon juice to make a paste. Apply on the skin area. Leave on for fifteen minutes and then rinse. With daily use, skin pigmentation will evenly.

For Underarm Whitening
Combine 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of cucumber juice, less than half a teaspoon of turmeric powder to whiten black underarm, and it was really successful. Within 3 weeks of using it 4 times a week will make a significant difference.