DIY Skincare Recipes 

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On week 76 we are sharing recipes that are fun and you can enjoy making with friends and family. At our home, my husband and I love making potions, creams, and folk remedies and we share them with friends and family also we keep stock for presents. I grew up with a mother that showed me many ways to create these products and I made a living for a while selling them. I have also shared the recipes with my daughter and she grew up making them and selling them also, so much came from it, enjoy and share, thank you for your time and interest we truly appreciate it.

It is vital to be informed and careful about possible compound interactions before using any DIY recipes. Like anything, nature has its own contradictions as well. Please use your discretion and do a small test when in doubt, always remember to consult with your health practitioner, have fun and enjoy and like I said before please share.

Use of Turmeric to correct hyper-pigmentation

 

Mix a little amount of turmeric with cucumber juice or lemon. Apply this to the pigmented area of your skin.
Leave it for ten to fifteen minutes and wash off. Do this for a few days and gradually normal color of your skin will return. Lemon is a great astringent. Turmeric is an antiseptic and antioxidant that helps skin challenges such as this.

 

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Anti-Wrinkle treatment for ideal skin

Milk-And-Tomato-JuiceWhisk the tomato juice with an equal amount of milk. Store this mixture in the refrigerator. Apply this pack routinely twice a day. Leave this on your face for 10 minutes. This works as one of the best natural home aid for Skin Care.

 

 

Honey and milk

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For dull and dry skin: Honey and milk are soothing and nourishing for skincare. These are the things that come straight from the breakfast table.
 One can apply our traditional moisturizer to the skin. It not only lightens complexion but also helps keep skin healthy and moist, aside from the Lactic acid in the milk helps the skin with a light resurfacing. It is very effective for dull and dry skin. Ghee can also be used as a moisturizer. Both ghee and malai can be used as a night cream.

 

 

 

A Firming Honey Face Mask


Sometimes you just need that extra lift to get you going. This easy, creamy, and affordable face mask can be yours with a few items you may already have in your cupboard. Check out this quick DIY recipe to have a natural firming mask in minutes:

Ingredients:
1 vitamin E capsule
1 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp heavy cream

Directions:
Drain the contents of the vitamin E capsule into a small bowl. Add the honey and heavy cream and mix together until smooth consistency forms. Apply the mixture to your face and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. Super simple! This recipe is safe for all skin types and not to mention.

 

 

 

Malai 

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Malai is an Indian cooking ingredient. It is made by heating non-homogenized whole milk to about 80°C (180°F) for about one hour and then allowing it to cool down. A thick yellowish layer of fat and coagulated proteins forms on the surface, which is skimmed off. The process is usually repeated to remove most of the fat. Malai has about 55% butterfat. Buffalo milk is thought to produce better malai because of its high-fat content. Buffalo milk with fat contents varying from 5 to 12% is heated and boiled and then allowed to cool up to 4 degrees Celsius for best results. Similarly, cow’s milk with milk fat from 3 to 5% is boiled and cooled to make malai.

 

 

Green Tea plus Grapefruit Toner

 

If you have oily or combination skin. This mask is great for you. It will also help to get rid of blackheads. Clean the dirt out with this fantastic fruit and tea toner.

2 green tea bags steeped in 1 cup water and cooled.
1/4 cup witch hazel
Juice of 1/2 of a red grapefruit

 

 

How To Make Homemade Lip Butter

Try this smooth and buttery lip gloss. Save money on chapsticks and lip gloss. This is a great way to cut the spending on at home essentials! You can make lip butter in bulk and save it for later too
You’ll Need:
Chapstick or lip gloss containers (you can recycle old ones too)
1 tbs coconut oil
1 tbs cocoa butter
1 tbs beeswax (2 tsp for a softer butter)
1 tsp cacao powder (for chocolate)
4-5 drops essential oil (for vanilla flavor)

 

The banana-honey face pack

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Whisk together two tablespoons of honey, two teaspoons of glycerin, one egg white and one mashed banana to form a smooth consistency. Gently massage your face with this pack. The fingers should follow a circular movement while massaging your face.

Then coat your face with the remaining mixture. Leave it for fifteen minutes and wash off your face with water. This homemade face pack not only rejuvenates your skin but also gives it a supple feel.

The banana-honey face pack: Whisk together two tablespoons of honey, two teaspoons of glycerin, one egg white (use pasteurized egg), and one mashed banana to form a smooth consistency. Gently massage your face with this pack. The fingers should follow a circular movement while massaging your face.
Then coat your face with the remaining mixture. Leave it for fifteen minutes and wash off your face with water. This homemade face pack not only rejuvenates your skin but also gives it a supple feel.
Soften cuticles with honey: Whisk together three tablespoons of almond oil, 3 tablespoons of raw linseed oil, and 3 tablespoons of honey. Use this mixture to massage your nails and fingers.

 

 

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Cucumber

Cucumber and lemon juice for dark neck

Cucumber cleanses the skin and helps to soothe the skin and bring back the glow of the skin. Scrubbing the neck with cucumber removes the dead skin cells.
  Apply grated cucumber or cucumber juice on the dark neck.
Gently scrub the neck for a few minutes
. Wash it off after 15 minutes.

 

 

 

Lemon Juice

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The citric acid present in the lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent. If you have sensitive skin, you will have to dilute lemon juice for this purpose.  Apply lemon juice to the dark skin of the neck using cotton ball  Leave it there for 10-20 minutes and wash it off with water.
 Do not expose the skin to sunlight after applying lemon juice.

 

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Avocado-Honey Moisturizer


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Avocado-Honey Moisturizer
 A moisturizer is an anti-aging must. By helping your skin retain moisture and acting as a temporary filler for wrinkles, it makes your complexion look smooth. Dr. Ordon says that his patients love this recipe because it makes their skin look and feels dewy, and youthful.
Ingredients:
 3 tablespoons of fresh cream 1/4 avocado
1 tablespoon honey
Directions: 
Place all three ingredients in a blender and puree into a smooth cream.  Apply it to your skin and leave on for at least an hour. Rinse off with warm water.

 

 

Cornstarch

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You may think cornstarch can only be used to thicken your gravy, but it’s also useful in easing itchy, dry skin, it works miracles for chickenpox or itchy rashes. Make a paste and apply to skin let it dry and remove with a wet warm cloth and apply Aloe Vera Gel. Sprinkle a handful in the bathtub and have a soak, if you can, do not rinse, pat dry, and wait a few minutes before you apply moisturizer. I highly recommend Coconut Oil.

 

 

Oatmeal

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Adding oatmeal to your bath will soothe your skin. The oats are packed with vitamin E, a nutrient vital to healthy skin. Oatmeal is also used as a folk remedy for treating dry, chapped hands. Rub your hands with wet oatmeal instead of soap. Dry your hands with a towel, then rub them with dry oatmeal. Vinegar. Try this folk remedy for chapped hands: Wash and dry hands thoroughly, then apply vinegar. Put on a pair of soft gloves and leave them on overnight.

 

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Mayonnaise

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Mayonnaise straight from the jar will make hair soft and shiny. The egg nourishes brittle hair with protein, while the vinegar gives it body and bounce.

Try this mixture to regain supple hair: Mix one teaspoon powdered brewers’ yeast with four ounces of apple cider vinegar to create an after-wash rinse. Pour it over wet hair and let stand at least a minute before rinsing. 
Dry skin

For a homemade scrub, mix ground oats and honey. Rub all over your face—especially your nose, make sure you scrub gently. The scrub part of the mixture will remove dry, scaly skin while the honey seeps in as a moisturizer. Rinse completely off and pat dry, and your skin will be glowing and baby soft. Only use this remedy once a week.

For super dry skin, use olive oil. Rub it in prior to a bath or shower. You may substitute peanut, sesame, or sunflower oil.
A quart of milk in a hot bath is a luxury as well as a skin toner. It’s a trick nearly as old as time.

 

 

Teabags

 

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Puffy, tired-looking eyes?

Used tea bags make excellent eye cosmetic After dunked, drain it and place it over your closed eye (one for each) and hold it there for a few minutes. Redness, soreness, swelling, and irritation will disappear like magic.

 

 

 

Bug Off Citrus Butter

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One way to keep pesky little critters fully controlled

1/2 cup Cocoa butter
1/2 cup Coconut oil
1/2 cup Shea butter
1/2 cup Sweet Almond Oil 1 tsp vitamin E oil

10 drops Citronella essential oil 5 drops orange essential oil

Place the Cocoa butter, Coconut oil, and Shea butter in a large glass jar or glass measuring cup.
Place inside a pan with about 2 inches of water. Heat over medium heat until everything melts completely, stirring gently with a wooden spoon or chopstick. Remove from heat and add the sweet Almond oil, essential oils, vitamin E, and citronella oil. Mix thoroughly.

Place the mixture in a sanitized jar.
Chill in your fridge for about an hour. The mixture should be firm, but not too hard. once the mixture is chilled, use your mixer or hand mixer to whip it to a smooth consistency.

 

 

 

Sweet Chai Tea Bomb

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At last the soothing comfort of spicy Chai Tea for you for your bath!  You got to love it, don’t you agree? YumYum body. You can also use Green Tea powder. Clove Oil is very strong and can be too much for sensitive people so use a very small amount.

You may not need the Witch hazel if the honey does its job, I use it in batches that seem too dry. I like the round bomb mold best for this recipe.

1 cup of Citric Acid
2 cups baking soda
3 tablespoons kaolin clay
1/4 cup organic brown sugar
3 tablespoons sweet Almond Oil
2 tablespoons Organic tea powder
2 tablespoons honey
10 drops or less for sensitive skin do a patch test when the full mixture is done
5 drops vanilla essential oil
Witch Hazel to bind

Place the dry ingredients in a glass bowl and work with gloved hands until there are no lumps.
Add the sweet Almond oil, honey, and the essential oils to a mixture, and blend with a whisk. Test the consistency with your hands. The mixture should hold together when squeezed. If it feels crumbly, spritz in some witch hazel to bind. Pack the mixture firmly into the mold Set aside for ten minutes then tap lightly on the back of the mold to release it, enjoy.

 

 

 

Banana, Strawberry, Kiwi, and Honey Face Mask 

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When it comes to face masks for oily skin is this simple yet very nourishing natural solution.

Ingredients: 1 ripe banana, 3 Strawberries 1 tablespoon of honey, 10 drops of lemon juice, and Kiwi slices for the eyes.

You should mix the banana and honey in a bowl. Then, add the lemon juice and combine them. Once the mixture is ready, apply it on your face and let it work its magic for about 15 minutes. In the end, rinse with lukewarm water and wipe your complexion with a washcloth.

 

 

Cucumber, Egg White, Lemon, and Clay Mask

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This mask is just perfect for cleansing clogged pores. As its name suggests, you’ll need the following ingredients: 1 tablespoon of egg white, ½ teaspoon of clay, a few drops of lemon juice, and 1 egg white.

Add all these ingredients together and mix them until a smooth paste is formed. Then, apply the mask on your face, but make sure to avoid the eyes area and leave it for about 20 minutes. Finally, rinse with warm water.

 

 

 

Strawberry and Yogurt Facial

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You should know that the yogurt will help exfoliate your acne-prone skin.

Ingredients: 4 ripe strawberries, 1 teaspoon of plain yogurt

Firstly, wash thoroughly the strawberries, then use a fork to mash them. Add the plain yogurt and stir until it becomes smooth. Then apply this mixture on your face and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Use warm water for rinsing.

 

 

 

Homemade Juice Mask

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Both lemon and strawberries have natural astringents that are perfect for fighting acne.

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 1 cup of strawberries, 2 egg whites, 3 teaspoons of honey, and 4 drops of essential oil.

You should mash the strawberries with a fork until they form a smooth paste. Then, add the lemon juice, honey, and egg whites and mix them together. Apply the formed mixture on your face and let it stay for about 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water and warm cloth.

 

 

 

Oatmeal Face Mask

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For this mask, you’ll need 1 tablespoon of honey, some oatmeal, and 1 egg yolk.

You should take a small bowl and mix there the egg yolk and honey. Then, add slowly some oatmeal so that you create a thick paste. Apply the mask on your face and neck and let it sit for about 15 minutes. In the end, rinse with warm water.

 

 

 

Apricot, Yogurt and Clay Mask

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This is an amazing natural face mask because it nourishes your skin and regulates its oiliness. We recommend using it once or twice a week. You can easily create it with the following ingredients: ½ teaspoon of clay, 1 apricot and 1 tablespoon of yogurt.

Firstly, you should peel the apricot. Then add it into a blender and mash it. Add the yogurt and clay and blend them together until a paste is formed. Apply it carefully on your face and leave it for 20 minutes. Then rinse with warm water.

 

 

 

Turmeric and Yogurt Face Mask

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Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of rice flour, ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder and ½ cup of plain yogurt.

Mix all these ingredients until they form a smooth paste and afterward apply the mixture on your face and let it sit for about 15-20 minutes. Then use a wet cloth for rinsing.

 

 

Aloe Vera Turning Brown? 9 Easy Solutions

Aloe vera plants are one of the easiest and most beneficial plants to keep in or around your home. Not only are they simple to care for, but they also offer many health benefits, such as the acceleration of burn heals, prevention of wrinkles, dental plaque reduction- and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

I had a few of these plants while growing up, and I was always breaking off stems and soothing my scrapes from playing in the backyard. Even as a kid, I knew their benefits were helpful!

These plants require minimal care, as they are grown as succulents. Though the steps for success seem easy, maintaining proper care is how you’re going to prevent your aloe vera from turning brown. Some of the most common reasons for browning on your plant include:

  • Excessive heat or cooling
  • Over or underwatering
  • Disease
  • Pests
  • Salt buildup in the fertilizer

 

Read the full post from a great contributor here: https://happydiyhome.com/aloe-vera-turning-brown/ 

Facts, tips and authority information on Hair Health part 2

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Welcome to our blog thank you for your visits, likes, and shares. So many of you have been with us for so many years we very grateful for it. Thank you from all of us.

On week 75 we are sharing some suggestions on how to help your hair and we are doing other research to share. We receive many questions and requests to share our findings and here we go.

Biotin, also referred to as vitamin H, is a type of B complex vitamin that occurs naturally in a variety of common foods. The optimum amount of biotin aids in the Metabolization of fatty acids and amino acids. Research also suggests its role in the stabilization of blood sugar levels. Biotin also promotes hair health and this idea has its roots in science. Biotin deficiency is characterized by symptoms of unexplained hair breakage and hair loss along with cracked and brittle nails. Hence, there is a common belief that taking extra biotin will result in healthier hair.

 

How Does Biotin Work for Hair Growth?

 

Hair growth and biotin are related closely. Biotin not only promotes healthy hair growth but also prevents hair dryness. Moreover, biotin also increases the elasticity of the cortex of the hair, thereby, preventing and minimizing hair breakage. Therefore, biotin helps induce the growth of both hair and new skin cells and making them healthy. For people who are suffering from hair loss, taking extra biotin may aid their hair to grow longer, healthier, and thicker.

 

Should You Take Biotin for Hair Growth?

Deficiency of biotin is not commonly encountered, it can definitely develop in individuals who intake alcohol in excessive amounts or who eat large quantities of raw egg white the second is not something that happens on an average don’t you agree?. Biotin needs are also increased in conditions such as infant seborrheic dermatitis and genetic disorders or in people whose stomach has been surgically removed.

You should always consult your doctor in case you develop any symptoms that indicate biotin deficiency which can produce the following symptoms: hair thinning, red scaly rash specifically around nose, eyes, and mouth, tiredness, tingling in arms and legs, depression and hallucinations as symptoms.

 

Where Can You Get Biotin for Hair Growth?

Biotin is naturally present in many foods such as halibut, eggs and dairy, products, carrots, Swiss chard, liver and kidney, nuts, some soy, vegetables, fruits, beans, and mushrooms, to mention a few.

Ideally, you should obtain your daily requirement of biotin from the diet versus man-made supplements that you may not be able to absorb ideally. However, due to poor dietary patterns, deficiencies of various vitamins and minerals may occur these days. If you like you can take a biotin supplement to fulfill your requirements.

Moreover, all individuals are not able to absorb the biotin found in food. These include people who have an A blood type and who suffer from symptoms of GERD or severe acid reflux. Such individuals may want to consider taking biotin supplements to fulfill their dietary requirements.

 

How Much Biotin to Take for Hair Growth?

The daily requirement of biotin for the majority of the adults is 30 micrograms to maintain healthy hair, nails, and skin. However, when you are taking biotin to increase the growth of hair, then the dose is much higher. It is usually recommended by physicians to take between 500-700 micrograms per day initially. The amount can increase to 1000 micrograms. Results are seen after taking biotin supplements consistently for 3-6 months.

 

 

Other Essential Vitamins for Healthy Hair Growth

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Getting the right vitamins for hair growth is important for the overall health of your hair. Running a deficiency in any of the following vitamins and minerals creates the potential for less than optimal hair growth. Here is our list of the top 11 vitamins you need to keep your hair looking its best and growing just as fast as it possibly can.

Vitamin C

Most of us are aware of how important Vitamin C is for the immune system, and as an antioxidant in the body. But it is also used in plenty of hair care products for a good reason. It is one of the most important vitamins you can use to get the results you seek. You can use products that are infused with it, and also make sure that you’re getting enough Vitamin C of it each day so your hair looks its best. Whole foods work best but you can also take a supplement if you feel like you are not maintaining the right levels.

One of vitamin C’s major functions is to help produce and maintain healthy collagen, the connective tissue type found within hair follicles. Vitamin C is also a strong antioxidant and protects both the cells found within follicles and cells in nearby blood vessels. A daily dose of 100-200 mg of vitamin C is recommended for hair and skincare. Vitamin C with bioflavonoids – one to two grams daily

Vitamin C helps reduce the damage caused by free radicals and UV exposure. Over time, free radicals can damage collagen and elastin, the fibers that support skin structure.

 

B Vitamins

The B Vitamins are typically grouped together because there’s so many of them and you’ll want to be sure to cover them all. You can eat foods that are rich in these vitamins, take a B Vitamin complex, or buy shampoos and conditioners that contain them. Signs of not getting enough of the B Vitamins include feeling weak or tired, and easy bruising, and you’ll also notice it because your hair won’t grow as fast as it used to. Vitamin B12 is the most important of the B Vitamins, but for best results try to include them all in your daily plan.

 

B5 (pantothenic acid) gives hair flexibility, strength, and shine and helps prevent hair loss and greying.

Vitamin B6 helps prevent dandruff and can be found in cereals, egg yolk, and liver.

Vitamin B12 helps prevent the loss of hair and can be found in fish, eggs, chicken, and milk.

It is also important to include B6, biotin, inositol, and folic acid in the supplemental program. It has been found that certain minerals including magnesium, sulfur, silica, and zinc are also very important toward maintaining healthy hair.

 

Vitamins B1, B2, Niacin & Pantothenic acid

Reduced levels of thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin, and pantothenic acid can contribute to the undernourishment of hair-follicle cells. A dosage range of 25-50 mg daily is recommended.

 

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is one of the most overlooked vitamins but it is essential in keeping your hair growing healthy. You can get enough Vitamin E by eating foods that are full of it, or by taking a whole food multivitamin that contains it. If you’ve been running low on it, you should see an improvement in how your hair looks, feels, and grows. Vitamin E, when combined with the other vitamins on this list provides a healthy scalp that encourages rather than discourages hair growth. You can also find this in many hair care items, but if you haven’t seen any results through those, trying taking the strategy of getting enough on the inside.

 

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant in the body and has many health properties that make it a vitamin worth keeping a mindful eye on. You can go to the doctor and have all of your vitamin levels checked to see where you rank and see which ones you need more of. It is possible to get too much Vitamin A which is going to be counterproductive to your hair growth efforts, so it’s best to each foods containing Vitamin A rather than taking supplements with larger-than-needed amounts. Some symptoms of not getting enough Vitamin A include vision problems and skin problems.

 

Vitamin D

Vitamin D promotes healthy follicle growth so you don’t want to run a shortage on it. In order to top of it, you’ll want to schedule regular and brief outings outdoors so you can get some exposure to the sun. You don’t need much in order to keep your body synthesizing its own Vitamin D, but keeping yourself indoors during the winter months can lead to a deficiency. There are also Vitamin D supplements and hair products that contain it, but they don’t compare to having your body generate its own supply.

 

Iron

While not a vitamin, Iron is an important mineral that your body needs adequate supplies of in order to function at its best in several areas, including growing hair. You may realize that beef is rich in iron, but there are plenty of other foods that are high in iron that you can eat without having to rely on red meat. Once you’re making sure that you’re getting enough iron and the other vitamins and minerals, you can seek out hair products that contain iron in order to see greater improvement.

 

Magnesium

Another mineral that your body needs is Magnesium. It’s best to look at your hair as a cumulative problem that involves your entire lifestyle, from the foods you eat to how much sleep you’re getting. Eating a diet rich in foods with Magnesium in them is one way to make sure that you’re giving your scalp what it needs to grow strong and healthy hair. It’s one of those minerals that you won’t really notice you’re not getting enough of until it becomes a chronic condition, and then you’ll benefit greatly from righting the imbalance.

 

Protein

Protein may not be a vitamin, but if you want stronger hair that grows thick you’ll want to make sure that you’re consuming enough protein, or using protein treatments to help your hair. You’ll see products out there that are focused primarily on protein, but you’ll also benefit by eating enough of it in your diet. Vegans and vegetarians need not fret, there are plenty of plant-based sources of protein, like quinoa, spinach, broccoli, and more. Protein helps the hair grow strong, and also helps the speed at which it grows. If you’ve noticed sluggish growth, first check your protein intake.

 

Niacin

Niacin is in the B Vitamin family but deserves its own recognition for its role in helping to nourish the scalp, promoting healthy hair growth. Without adequate amounts of niacin, your hair stands the chance of becoming brittle, lifeless, and may even fall out. Not getting enough Niacin is a real condition, and the scientific name is pellagra. Most times it doesn’t become this serious, but correcting a Niacin shortage often yields several results. Be sure not to stop there, as you’ll want to make sure that you’re getting enough of each of the items on this page for your best hair possible.

 

Zinc

They say to cover your vitamins from A to Zinc and this is one instance where they’re right. You might not have given much thought to your Zinc levels before, but they could be playing a part in lackluster hair growth if you don’t have enough. The good news is that it’s not too hard to keep up with your zinc requirements, and most standard diets keep it covered. But you may have trouble absorbing the Zinc you are getting, at which point you may need additional supplements or hair products that contain added Zinc.

 

Zinc is essential for DNA and RNA production, which, in turn, leads to normal follicle-cell division. Zinc is also responsible for helping to stabilize cell-membrane structures and assists in the breakdown and removal of superoxide radicals. Zinc intake is generally low. Topical applications of zinc have been shown to reduce the hair loss activity of 5-AR type II. The recommended dosage is 15 mg of zinc (in the form of zinc amino acid chelate) per day.

Zinc deficiencies, and any associated hair health, may associate with low-calorie diets, especially young women. Zinc is found in meat, eggs, and seafood.

 

Folic acid

A decrease in folic acid may contribute to decreased hair-follicle cell division and growth. Folic acid is also essential for the maintenance of healthy methionine levels in the body. Signs of folic-acid deficiency include anemia, apathy, fatigue, and graying hair. A therapeutic dose of 400-800 mcg daily is suggested.

 

Beta-carotene

Beta-carotene is also important to hair growth. This is so because beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A as the body needs it, helps maintain normal growth and bone development, protective sheathing around nerve fibers, as well as promoting healthy skin, hair and nails. Dosage for Beta-carotene is 10,000 to 15,000 IU daily.

 Antioxidants

Vitamins A, C, and E are antioxidants that enhance skin cell turnover and collagen synthesis. When applied topically these vitamins protect against premature skin aging from the damaging effects of ultraviolet light and environmental pollutants.

 

Selenium

Selenium is necessary for iodine metabolism. Case studies have indicated that selenium deficiency can lead to cancer, heart disease, and poor hair growth. Supplementation of 25-50 mcg of selenium per day is the recommended dosage.

 

 Trace elements

Calcium

A fraction of the body’s calcium stimulates cell mediators that act on cell-membrane phospholipids in hair-follicle cells. Most Americans fail to meet the recommended daily intake for calcium. Patients have to be advised to take magnesium with supplemental calcium to maintain healthy calcium levels in the body. Without extra magnesium to balance it, large doses of calcium may be harmful. The recommended dosage is 100-200 mg of calcium per day.

 

 

Iodine

Suboptimal thyroid functioning can lead to abnormal hair growth. Because iodine supports proper thyroid functioning, 112-225 mcg of iodine (in the form of kelp) per day is the recommended dosage.

 

Amino-acids

L-Methionine, one of four sulfur-containing amino acids, supports hair strength by providing adequate amounts of sulfur to hair cells. Sulfur is required for healthy connective tissue formation. Hair requires sulfur for normal growth and appearance.

L-Cystein – supports hair strength by the provision of sulfur.  Skin, nails, and hair are high in L-Cysteine. There is evidence that deficiency may be a factor in hair loss. Supplementing the diet accordingly may be helpful.

L-Lysine – It is interesting to note that male pattern baldness is less common in Asians than Americans. Is this in part due to the Asian diet being rich in L-Lysine -an enzyme inhibiting amino acid in vegetables and herbs affecting 5-alpha-reductase in some way.

 

Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs)

Play an important role in cell structure, barrier function, lipid synthesis, inflammation, and immunity. PUFAs help reduce dry, scaly skin. Most popular sources are walnuts, fish oil, flaxseed oil, etc.

People on low-fat and non-fat diets are at risk for nutrition-related hair loss because hair needs essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acid deficiency causes a drying-up of the scalp and skin. These are vital nutrients that support follicular health. When the follicle is not healthy, hair loss or thinning occurs.

 

Aging effects

There is no solution across the board I currently found for this there are so many types of people and most of all their habits and styles of life that are nearly impossible to assert every individual. Even with outstanding nutrition, the genetic blueprint is eventually going to take control and hair may change in color, structure, and densities so many variants at taking on this subject.

Control of biological aging may be influenced by superfoods, super green mixes, chlorella, spirulina, micro-algae extracts such as astaxanthin, broccoli sprouts fresh vegetables blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, etc also garlic, ginger, and other culinary and medicinal herbs and nowadays we can include laser treatments, photon lights, Rife machines and so much more.

Water

It is important in overall bodily health and potentially good hair health. Water quenches thirst, aids food digestion, eases stress, flushes toxins, and many other functions, and let’s not forget the water we use to shampoo our hair is an important factor for hair health.

 

 Bioavailability

Many common vitamins and all amino acids exist as multiple isomers; however, it is rare that these are equally available to human metabolism. The chirality of amino acids is well established, as is the dramatic difference between left and right enantiomers in the human body. On the whole, humans can only metabolize left or L enantiomers, such as L-Cysteine. R-Cysteine is not taken up or commonly metabolized, therefore commonly used racemic mixtures of the two forms are only half comprised of useful amino acids.

Vitamins, such as vitamin B6 also have several forms, pyridoxine is the form of vitamin B6 most commonly used in nutritional supplements, however, it is not the bio-active form. Instead, it must be phosphorylated to become pyridoxal-5-phosphate, which is active as an enzyme cofactor for many reactions and is important for uptake of other nutrients as well. The phosphorylation reaction to activate pyridoxine takes energy and a certain set of conditions, and therefore not all the pyridoxine that is taken in a supplement is used. A more efficient alternative is to use pyridoxal-5-phosphate in the supplement, so the bio-active form is immediately available, requiring no energy, and minimal wastage.

Bioavailability is not just controlled by isomeric forms. Nutrient uptake is complex, and there are many surprising instances where one nutrient is dramatically affected – either negatively or positively, by a completely different nutrient in the formula.

 

 Circulation

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A final and often overlooked factor is the circulation of oxygen and nutrients to the hair. Even a perfectly balanced supplement would be ineffective without adequate blood flow to the hair. Hair loss may conceivably be caused or exacerbated by a deficient blood supply, therefore it may be beneficial to increases circulation. This can be achieved through topical treatments that stimulate nitric oxide production or angiogenesis.

Let’s remember the fact that where there is a healthy blood flow that part of our body thrives with wellness that is a fact, and hair is no exception.

 

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The stimulatory effects of caffeine and taurine on nutrient uptake and metabolism may also be beneficial. An added consideration is the possible effect of caffeine upon dihydrotestosterone and hair loss. Caffeine has been shown by several studies to reduce hair loss caused by dihydrotestosterone, the in vivo studies were successful topically, but the effects of oral caffeine have not been tested at this time. Taurine has also been shown by in vitro testing to protect the hair from TGFβ-1 induced apoptosis.

 

 

 

 

 

Hair and scalp treatments that work

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In spite of the paucity of clinical data in the area, it is possible through careful formulation to develop a potent, bioavailable, and balanced formula with combinations of ingredients that are likely to have good clinical outcomes. This is particularly true if supplements are used to support wider treatment regimes – even surgery.

 

 

Top 5 Essential Oils For Healthy Hair And Scalp

Essential Oils

from: http://www.hairbuddha.net/essential-oils-for-healthy-hair/

 

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender oil is very versatile and has a well-established tradition as a folk remedy. It helps balance natural scalp oils, which makes it valuable for all hair types. With its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and analgesic properties, lavender oil is a good treatment for a dry, flaky scalp. It soothes and nourishes the scalp, providing relief from inflammatory scalp conditions. Regular massage with lavender oil is said to reduce hair loss and make the hair soft and shiny.

Lavender oil has a mild sedative and antidepressant action which makes it useful to ease down nervous tension and stress-related conditions.

Scent: It has a sweet, floral scent and herbaceous-woody undertone.

Blends well with Most citrus and floral oils; also cedarwood, vetiver, and patchouli.

 

 

 

Vetiver (Khus) Essential Oil

Vetiver (Khus) Essential Oil

Khus oil reminds me of summer months in India – mats made by khus roots are used in evaporative air coolers; they are also hung in a doorway or on the windows to keep the house cool. And it makes the whole house smell amazingly fresh.

Khus oil, derived from the roots of khus grass, is known as the oil of tranquility because of its ability to calm, cool, and soothe the mind and body. This cooling property makes it highly beneficial in hair loss (as in against hair loss) that occurs due to high body heat (pitta body constitution). It is also a useful remedy for acne and oily skin.

Deeply relaxing, this essential oil is an ideal addition in massage oil and bath.

Scent: It is a dark brown or amber color oil with an earthy-woody odor and a sweet persistent undertone.

Blends well with sandalwood, lavender, ylang-ylang, jasmine, and patchouli.

 

 

Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary oil is one of the premier hair growth-enhancing essential oils. It is packed with antioxidants which help scavenge free radicals – that are responsible for greying as well as hair thinning. This wonderful oil stimulates blood flow to the scalp and promotes strong and healthy hair growth. Rosemary oil is also effective for treating dandruff, itchiness, scalp irritation, and oily skin.

Plus, this oil is said to improve memory and increase alertness (I just sniffed this oil).

Scent: It has a strong, minty-herbaceous scent and a woody undertone.

Blends well with: lavender, peppermint, basil, thyme, and cinnamon.

 

 

Chamomile (Roman/German) Essential Oil

Chamomile (Roman:German) Essential Oil

A flower in the daisy family, chamomile is recognized as a healing skin treatment with anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-itching, and anti-allergenic qualities. It helps treat the dry scaly scalp, dandruff, eczema, and scalp acne. This wonderful oil adds beautiful golden highlights to blonde hair and a sheen to dark hair. It also conditions the hair and greatly improves its softness and luster.

Scent: It has a sweet, fruity-herbaceous scent.

Blends well with jasmine, rose, geranium and lavender.

 

 

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

This fragrant oil is my personal favorite. Native to tropical Asia, it has been traditionally used to promote healthy hair growth as well as smooth skin. It balances oily scalp by helping to normalize sebum production. The natural antiseptic and tonic properties of this oil aid in healthy scalp maintenance. In addition, ylang-ylang oil stimulates blood flow to the scalp which nourishes hair follicles and encourages growth.

It is said to relax facial muscles, and a massage with ylang ylang helps to ease tension headaches. It is also useful in treating anxiety, anger, and insomnia.

Scent: It has an intensely sweet, soft, floral, and slightly spicy scent.

Blends well with: It’s a very intriguing perfume in its own right, it also blends well with rosewood, jasmine, rose, and vetiver.

Exosome Hair Therapy

 

Silky, luscious, irresistible hair. Everyone wants it. But what are you willing to do to get it?

 

 

There are so many cosmetic products for hair regeneration out there: from oral to topical to surgical. The most popular drugs (finasteride and minoxidil) provide only short-term improvement, and quitting them can cause even more rapid hair loss. The surgical options – autologous single follicle and follicular unit transplantation – are risky, and the number of follicle donors is limited.
Scientists have been trying to figure out how to regrow thinning hair naturally for decades. Now they’ve finally demonstrated the efficacy of the most natural regenerative solution: exosomal therapy – a highly potent enhancement to stem cell therapy. It’s already been clinically proven to regenerate third-degree burns on patient’s faces – so imagine what a regenerative force it can bring to your hair follicles.

 

One-third of females and two-thirds of males are expected to experience it sometime between the ages of 30 – 40. Overabundant DHT (a testosterone byproduct) makes your hair follicles highly susceptible to gradual shrinkage – the hairs that fall out of your scalp are replaced by thinner, weaker ones every year.

You can prevent pattern baldness with powerful exosome therapy. Click here to discover how it can generate a full head of thick, silky hair.

 

 

How can exosomes restore your hair?

Exosomes are like little balloons that bud off the outer wall of your cells. They contain RNA, and most promisingly – mRNA, the protein manufacturer. Like highly specialized factory workers, exosomes perform every function, from building cells to delivering chemical signals.
When extracted from Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs), exosomes also contain these crucial growth factors:
SCF: enables stem cell and melanocyte growth
TGFß3: converts inflammatory T Cells into anti-inflammatory regulatory T cells
VEGF: stimulates blood vessel formation
MIP-1: recruits mononuclear cells to the scalp
FGF: this potent growth factor affects a variety of cells

 

By telling a cell to deliver mRNA, exosomes can also force other cells to make proteins that repair damaged or regulate genes, enhancing the therapeutic effects of stem cells.

But now, biologists are able to isolate and deliver these beneficial signalers directly. Because they’re so small and nimble, exosomes can remain hidden in the bloodstream, and carry multiple doses of proteins across barriers that cells are not able to cross.
How are exosomes delivered to the scalp?

It takes about 60 million placental tissue MSCs to isolate 0.1 to 2 mg of exosome serum, which alters the environment of your scalp’s stem cells, enabling them to generate their own exosomes.
Stephanie will gently and precisely inject them with local anesthesia into the superficial dermis of your scalp. She may also integrate some PRP to help cells migrate to precisely the follicles that need them.

Although many Novus Center patients resume their normal schedules the day after therapy, you may be sore for about a week following the procedure. Stephanie will ask you to take a break from strenuous exercise while your scalp cells initialize regeneration (about a week).
It may take several months for you to experience the full benefits of exosomal therapy, according to hundreds of clinical trials on thousands of patients. As with any medical treatment, results will vary from patient to patient, depending on age, genetics, environmental conditions, and aftercare.
Reserve your appointment

Hair loss will soon be an affliction of the past. Exosomal therapy is the hair restoration treatment of the future.

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DermOrganic® Leave-In Treatment, based on Morrocan Argan Fruit Oil, has the unique quality of instant absorption into the hair. It restores shine and softness while strengthening brittle hair. Replenishes nourishment to dry, damaged, colored hair. Protects hair from styling heat and UV damage.

 

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Alòn Scalp Calming Formula

The Alón Scalp Calming Formula represents the latest science in fighting the main culprits of scalp aging – chronic inflammation and sun-induced genetic damage. Our serum is the culmination of 18 months of research and testing that uses targeted ingredients in a synergistic approach to address the underlying mechanism of scalp itchiness, redness, and to promote hair health.

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