Sunday, 18 March 2012

Natural Home Remedy For Dermatitis or Eczema

Skin is an important part of the body and for personality and look its value goes even higher. Millions of people will die for a better skin on any given day which goes to show how wanted this is. And Dermatitis or eczema is something which stops you to have a better skin.

 Starting with itches on the skin and little scratch to feel better. Slowly increasing the scratch will make the skin red and swollen, progressing forward to tiny, red, oozing bumps appear that eventually crust over.Keep scratching is the unbearable and uncontrollable solution, so the rash gets even more irritated and perhaps even infected. Eczema or Dermatitis is a skin condition which is inflammatory that produces lots of redness, blisters, scaling, thickening, flaking, crusting, weeping, color changes and itching that can be very annoying to cope with.


Our skin is very sensitive in nature so all the things we come close to might not be friends with our skin. Eczema or Dermatitis is the outcome of this disagreement of skin and the substance.It can be

  • an allergen - a substance that can cause the body to react abnormally
  • an irritant - a substance that damages the skin
An Allergen: 

Happens when you come into contact with an allergen that your body becomes sensitised to.Possible reaction for that is  itchy red rash (Dermatitis). Its developed due to your immune system reacts abnormally to the allergen.Immune system is the body’s natural defence system that  protects your body against illness and infection . During an allergic reaction, the immune system can attack healthy cells and tissue as well. This is what causes your skin to be sore and inflamed (red and swollen).

Common Allergen :

  • metals, such as nickel or cobalt in jewellery
  • cosmetics, such as fragrances, hair dye and nail varnish
  • preservatives, which are added to prevent germs growing inside a medicine - preservatives are often found in medicines that are available over the counter and in some prescribed creams
  • rubber, including latex, a type of naturally occurring rubber 
  • textiles, particularly the dyes and resins that are contained in them
  • strong adhesives (glue), such as epoxy resin adhesives
  • some plants, such as chrysanthemums, daffodils, tulips and primula
  • some topical medicines (medicines that are applied directly to the skin), such as topical corticosteroids and topical antibiotics 

Irritant contact dermatitis :

Irritant contact dermatitis occurs when your body comes into contact with an irritant. Your skin is damaged by the irritant, which causes a burning and stinging sensation as well as reddening and soreness.

Common Irritant:

  • detergents and soaps
  • perfumes and preservatives in toiletries or cosmetics
  • solvents and abrasives (materials used to grind or polish something)
  • oils used in machines 
  • some chemicals, such as disinfectants 
  • acids and alkalis
  • cement
  • powders
  • water, especially hard, chalky water or heavily chlorinated water
  • dust
  • soil
  • some plants, such as anemone, clematis, ranunculus, helleboros and mustards


Before  moving into remedy one things needs to be clear is that prevention is better than cure. If you can figure out what is affecting you this eczema , it will be lot easier to just avoid it. If you don't know what it is causing this rash then just keep and an eye open and keep in mind all those common substance and irritant for reference.
  • Old and suitable remedy which is going for thousands of years is get your skin cleaned  and then apply turmeric and water mix (thick mix) for 10 minutes on affected area. Specially in asia people do this as a method of keeping their skin beautiful and they do it on whole body.
  • Use a lotion made out of blueberry leaves this is proven to be fantastic relieving inflammation of dermatitis.
  • Use coconut oil overnight on the affected area. It soothes the affected area quick and fast.
  • Application of aloe vera gel, Vitamin E oil, Cod liver oil is very effective for treating eczema quick.
  • As always tea tree oil moves the process of curing eczema (dermatitis) in top Que. Another use of tea is popular for eczema is using freshly used tea bag on affected area and letting it dry over it.
  •  Vitamin B complex usually good for your skin. Taking them tablets could make your immune system stronger.
There are also hundreds of home remedy available out there. You have to choose what you think suitable for you. In extreme cases please do pay a visit to a dermatologist who can give you more details. perhaps you can figure out what causing you eczema in first place by taking some test at dermatologist.

Hope This Helps.

Tips: Make sure that you wash off all makeup at the end of the day, and use a cleanser that does not remove natural oils. You should also be very gentle with the facial skin when removing makeup.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Health Benefits of Tomato,aubergine,carrots,broccoli

Vegetables are low in fat but contains huge amount of vitamins and minerals. Green, Yellow , Orange vegetables are normally rich source of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, beta-carotene, vitamin B-complex,  Vitamin-C, vitamin A and plenty more. If you are looking for a list of best vegetables to grow for health benefits, you have landed on the right place. Here comes the choice of selection and reason behind it.


Commonly used as vegetables but interestingly has much more benefits than an apple. It is one of the low calorie and low fat vegetables which contains zero cholesterol. Ontop they are excellent source of minerals, vitamins and fibres. The antioxidant qualities of tomatoes are found to be protective against cancers. Studies have found that lycopene anti-oxidant  prevents skin damage from UV rays and offers protection from skin cancer.
It found to be rich of Vitamin A and C. Vitamin A keeps our eyes healthy and C helps develop body resistance. It is rich in potassium which is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. They also contains vitamin B-complex including folates, thaimin, niacin, and some minerals like iron, calcium, manganese and more.


Broccoli is another good example, very low in calories and rich in dietary fibre, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants. It is a excellent source of folates and studies have shown that consumption of fresh vegetables containing folates during pre-conception and pregnancy helps prevent neural tube defects in the offspring. It contains vitamin-A, vitamin-C and other pro-vitamins which makes our immune system stronger and fight against disease causing viruses. It is good source of minerals like calcium, manganese, iron, selenium, zinc and phosphorus.


Carrots is one of the commonly used vegetables provides the highest amount of vitamin-A carotenes. It is rich in poly-acetylene anti-oxidant falcarinol and Research found that it helps fight against cancers by destroying pre-cancerous cells in tumors. It is also a good source of vitamin-C that helps body maintain healthy tissue, teeth and gum. It also contains good amount of vitamin-B complex and healthy minerals like copper, potassium, manganese, phosphorus which helps keeping heart rate and blood pressure under control.

Eggplant (aubergine):

Very low in calories and fats but rich in soluble fibre content. Research carried in Brazil found that is effective in treatment of high blood cholesterol. It has good amounts of vitamin-B complex groups such as pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) pyridoxine (vitamin B6) and thaimin, niacin which are essential in the sense that body requires them from external sources for healthy metabolism. The skin have potential health benefits against cancer, aging, inflammation and neurological disease.

These were few ideas or you can say food for thoughts. Many vegetables are rich in one way or another to help our body. But you can always pick your own taste and have a go at it. One thing to be assured of that, vegetables won’t let you down.

Hope this Helps.

Writing remedy could bore you so this is a food for thought, how you could stop something by taking precautions in diet.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Natural Home Remedy For Acne or Pimples

I haven't seen anyone or found anyone who doesn't look at their face atleast once in day or more.Specially girls, face is like their bank full of cash and looking at it is like taking care of it day to day.And their attitude towards acne or pimples are the same as a robber looting a bank.LOL. Jokes apart what i meant to say is they take it so serious that sometimes they can do anything to get rid of it ASAP. Acne or pimple is a skin condition or some say skin disorder due to Hormones.Mostly young adults and teenagers suffer higher than others.Acne develops when the follicle that carries dead skin to the skin surface becomes clogged (black heads and white heads).Anyone can have this as their is no restrictions and even it is not life threatening it can be upsetting. 

 Acne breakouts are caused when microscopic holes within the skin, referred to as follicles of hair, become plugged.Sebaceous glands are tiny glands found close to the surface of your skin. The glands are connected to hair follicles, that are small holes within your skin that the individual hair grows out of.Sebaceous glands lubricate the hair and the skin to stop it drying out. This is done by producing an oily material called sebum.In acne, the glands begin to generate an excessive amount of sebum. The extra sebum mixes with dead skin cells and both substances form a plug in the follicle. If the plugged follicle is near to the surface of the skin, it'll bulge outwards, making a whitehead. Alternatively, the plugged follicle can be open to the skin, making a blackhead.Normally harmless bacteria that live on the skin can then contaminate and infect the plugged follicles, causing papules, pustules, nodules or cysts.

 Before i move in to Remedy let me give you some facts about Acne or Pimples.

  • 80% of adult acne or pimples occurs in women
  • It is caused by bad diet, yet evidence to be found in researches.
  • Caused by bad hygiene or poor skin, Nope as the process itself  is beneath your skin so that theory doesn't work.
  • Sunbathing, sunbeds and sunlamps help improve the symptoms of acne.Again sorry to dissapoint you there is no conclusive evidence.
  • Acne or pimples is not infectious
  • Any kind of sexual activity doesn't affect this.Neither it increases or decreases.
  • Some believes chocolates and oily foods causes this but  scientific proof of  that is yet to be found.
  • Finally if you are fan of squeezing pimples, you really need to be careful as it can leave you with permanent scarring.

  • Research shows that aloe vera can be useful in treating minor skin illness, burns, cuts, as well as sebaceous cysts, pimples, and acne. These healing effects can be attributed to the polysaccharides, anthraquinones, mannans, and lectins that are found in aloe vera. Using aloe vera gel on the face along with other acne-affected areas may thus be helpful. 
  • Apply fresh garlic allaround pimples. Pimples should disappear without a mark with regular applications. Garlic will kill acne-causing bacteria.Remember garlic can be sensitive to your skin so be cautious.Longer use can leave burn marks on your skin.
  • Tea tree oil is another good solution for acne.It may take little long but very effective way to get rid of it and leaves no mark on your face.Also generally tea tree is good for health.
  • Use fresh lime juice mixed to a glass of boiled milk as a face wash for pimples, blackheads, and cracked skin.This is going around from ancient time.
  • To heal acne, rub the inside of the banana peel over the acne in the night and wash in the morning.This is popular with asian females and works beautifully.
  • Diluted Apple cider vinegar helps to cure and clean acne due to its antibacterial substance.
  • Another popular treatment is cucumber slices on affected area. Lemon juice diluted with mint and applied on the skin keeps infection controlled. Yogurt is also effective as it prevents the skin from getting too oily and supplies ample probiotics and nutrients for the skin. 

Apart from these methods there are thousands of self tried process out there.As for your curiosity i am going to mention few of those.
  • Apply toothpaste, it will reduce the redness and make it vanish in quickest time.
  • Apply a mixture of 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder. Note that this remedy is not for sensitive skin.
  • Some found cure by avoiding all kind of dairy food including chocolates.
  • Neem leaves ( normally found in south east asia) juice, highly antibacterial.It has many uses including detox.

Thats all for today.
Hope this Helps
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