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Benefits of Mineral Salt: Migraines and tension headaches are sometimes the result of dehydration and an electrolyte imbalance, mineral salt increases the presence of electrolytes that help to regulate water levels in and around the body’s cells. Himalayan crystal salt in particular is the best for it’s extremely rich composition of minerals and electrolytes.

Simply pour some lemon juice in a glass, add one teaspoon Himalayan crystal salt and drink it! Many people have reported that the pain reduced dramatically after drinking this solution. But always consult your medical practitioner before trying anything new.

Water, Water and more Water: Latest dietary guidelines suggests that the elimination of carbs and sugar in our diet will drastically improve our health. So basically -among other things- sugary drinks and sodas are out and water is in.

Surely fruit juice is healthy option, right? Wrong, fruit juice is fructose, fructose is sugar, therefore no fruit juice either, the only option is water....

If you anything like me, the idea of drinking only water leaves you shivering in your boots, have no fear, try adding a table spoon of lemon juice, this will add a refreshing tang to your otherwise bland beverage, it is exceptionally low in sugar and you will also benefit from the array of health properties that drinking lemon juice brings.

Try it, its not so bad.

Shaving on the go: Cozzie? check. Sunglasses? check. Smooth underarms? .....
Yip we've all been there. If you have to shave on the go, use talcum powder on your underarms for a quick dry shave, that does not damage your skin.

The easiest DIY lip gloss: You will need: Vaseline, Powdered eye shadow, small container. Simply combine all the ingredients together and viola ! Instant luscious lip gloss

The right cleanser makes the difference: To save time on your morning beauty regiment, Instead of using a separate astringent or toner, find a facial cleanser that contains salicylic acid. Salicylic acid breaks down and removes dead skin cells and turn keeps your pores clear of impurities. Source:

Sweet low calorie dessert substitute: Craving something sweet, but don't want to ruin your diet? If you're watching what you eat but still want dessert, one small apple (77 calories) drizzled with half a tablespoon of honey (32 calories) will leave you feeling satisfied and guilt-free

All natural black-head remover: Use a half a lemon from the fridge and put 3-4 drops of honey on it. Rub the lemon on your face, emphasizing trouble areas. Leave the mixture on your face for 5 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. Additionally, lemon juice will also fade other marks/spots on the face and honey will naturally moisturise your skin.

Did you know: That a weekly tea treatment adds extra shine to your hair. By pouring cooled steeped tea solution over wet hair, leaving it in for 10 min, then washing and conditioning as normal will leave your hair beautifully healthy and more manageable . Use Chamomile for blondes; Rooibos for redheads and black tea for brunettes. Idea and image courtesy of

Motivation is key: Put R10 in a jar every time you complete a workout. When you reach a certain goal, lets say R1000, treat yourself to a massage or a new pair of jeans to fit your new ripped body.
A woman looking stress free and content Mind over matter: Did you know that detoxing your mind can make you look younger? Studies have shown that stress causes havoc on our bodies both inside and out, our skin is no exception. By reducing stress and negativity inadvertently gives us a healthier more radiant appearance.
A woman with curled eyelashes How to look younger: Make-up tip 4 Eyelashes flatten as you age, curling your lashes makes your eyes look bigger and brighter and of course younger.
A woman with a youthful face tip 3 How to look younger: Make-up tip 3 When applying make-up you want to draw attention to either your eyes or your mouth, never both. If you accentuate both features at the same time, you risk looking dated, harsh & artificial.
A woman with a youthful face tip 2 How to look younger: Make-up tip 2 Matte make-up caked faces are something of the past. Light and dewy is what you need to go for, for a youthful appearance. Instead of coating your face with heavy compact powders, look for loose powders, light foundations and use these sparingly.
A woman with a youthful face tip 1 How to look younger: Make-up tip 1 Get rid of the old matt looking lipstick and opt instead, for lip-gloss. A little in the center of the mouth, makes for an instantly natural dewy look. If you can't do without colour then there are many tinted lip gloss products available on the market.
Cracked dry ground indicative of a drought Winter Beauty moisturising tip: When having had a hot shower, rub in a body lotion immediately after you have washed off the soap or body wash and your skin is still a bit damp. This allows for more absorption by the skin which equals more moisture.
The health benefits of garlic

Health Benefits of Garlic: Today garlic is a widely recognised health enhancing supplement, some of the benefits include-

  • Assisting in the management of high blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • Is a powerful natural antibiotic.
  • Has a high antioxidant effect.

Remember that although garlic is potentially beneficial for some people it is also very strong. Some people are intolerant of or even actively allergic to it.

A slab of dark chocolate and how it impacts on beauty

Beauty Benefits of Dark Chocolate: Dark chocolate contains flavonoids, which are compounds that act as antioxidants. The darker the chocolate, the higher the flavonoids, so try and stick to chocolate that has 70% cocoa or more.

Antioxidants protect your skin from harmful molecules—called free radicals - that are produced when the body is exposed to sunlight and other harmful environmental elements. Antioxidants are great at limiting UV damage, less UV damage means less wrinkles, lines, and skin discolorations.

Health benefits of Cayenne Pepper Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper: Cayenne pepper and heart health go hand in hand. It contains capsaicin, the substance that makes the pepper spicy. Capsaicin has many therapeutic properties and is used to treat a wide range of conditions-
  • Lowering blood pressure while strengthening heart performance
  • Improves circulation through vasodilatation
  • Effective topical pain reliever for arthritis and joint pain
  • Useful for relieving gastrointestinal problems such as stomach aches, cramping and gas
  • Relieving headache pain
  • Thinning the blood–helping prevent blood clots
  • Relieving pain due to diabetic neuropathy, shingles, psoriasis, and fibromyalgia
Woman practising Thai Chi The Beauty Benefits of Exercise: It's hardly news that exercise is great for your heart, lungs, and mental outlook. Here's another reason to get moving: Regular exercise is one of the keys to healthy skin. By increasing blood flow, exercise helps nourish skin cells and keep them vital. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to working cells throughout the body, including the skin.
A bottle of vinegar The Benefits of Vinegar: No one really thinks of vinegar as being part of their beauty routine. But it is really quite beneficial. Try adding half a cup of white vinegar to your warm bath for a beautifully soft skin. For dry hair or dandruff, massage a few tablespoons into your scalp. Apple cider vinegar also treats lice. For oily skin, mix 50% apple cider vinegar and 50% cool water, makes a good astringent and helps with acne.
A cup of green tea The Benefits of Green Tea: Green tea is a metabolism booster and aids in weight loss. It is also an immune enhancer and the stimulation of the immune system helps in guarding the body against infection. Green tea removes the toxins from the body, thereby helping in body detox, It also has anti-bacterial properties. Green tea helps in reducing LDL cholesterol present in the body.
A pink ladies razor How to prevent razor burn: Exfoliate your skin for facial shaving, for the bikini area (which is also susceptible to razor burn) soak the area in warm water to soften the skin and open the pores. Always use a good shaving cream or gel to ensure good lubrication which lessens the friction and always use sharp or new razor blades. Shave with the grain or with the direction of the hair. Finally moisturise using a good aftershave balm or skin lotion.
Bright Sky Blue nail polish 2011 Spring Beauty Trends: Shiny hair is in. A silicone or oil based hair serum will do wonders for your overall hair condition. Smokey eyes are out, instead, fashion gurus are opting for the colourful dramatic eye. The same applies for lip colour of matte coral hues, almost verging on neon. Throw away your tweezers ladies, as the bold brow is making a comeback. To avoid looking like a throwback to the 80’s, it might be advisable to select one of the trends to incorporate into your beauty regime, not all of them at once.
Woman receiving a foot massage Foot make-over for Spring: It's time to say goodbye to those Winter scales, corns and cracks. Spring has sprung it's time to get those feet back in shape for those sexy sandels you have been longing to wear. Firstly massage and soak your feet then pat dry. Remove any old nail polish and push back cuticles. Wax away those little tufts of hair on the tops of your toes. Use a file to scrub calluses off the bottoms of your feet and the backs of your heels then rinse and dry. Massage some exfoliating cream into the feet to remove dead skin cells, wipe off then rinse. Apply moisturising cream to all areas of the feet and ankles, leave to be absorbed. Finally apply some bright spring nail polish. You are now ready to dazzle.

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