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The Best Homemade Charcoal Face Mask

Charcoal face masks have received a lot of hype on social media groups. Does it really work? We decided to try it for ourselves. Some charcoal peel off masks on the internet use office glue. It is said to pull out dirt from the pores. I would rather not risk experimenting on my face, so I used food-grade ingredients instead of glue. Here are the results of this all-natural face mask!   Charcoal Mask Ingredients 1)Gelatin powder 2) Activated Charcoal Tablets 3)Bentonite Clay Stockists:  ...

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This Drink will Supercharge your Health

By Tricia Wanjala Suppose I told you an ancient drink exists that can transform your life today? A tonic nicknamed ‘Jewish penicillin’, because of it’s natural antibiotic effects? The same beverage Hollywood women are calling ‘Botox in a cup’ because of it’s youth-regenerating effects?  The Chinese call it ‘longevity tea.’ 12th-century Jewish physician Moshe Ben Maimonides recommended it to his patients for respiratory tract infections. Now in the 21st century science has proved  ...

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Cellulite – What causes it and how to get rid of it.

By Naomi Nasinyari Cellulite affects 90% of women and up to 20% of men.  Cellulite is not fat. It is caused by weak collagen structure or poor lymph drainage. You develop cellulite when your muscles shrink, your body holds onto toxins or you retain fluid. Here are  6 ways to naturally reduce cellulite. 1. Exercise Exercise vigorously (sweat) for a minimum of 20 minutes three times a week. The best exercise for cellulite is not cardio, but strength training. This builds the atrophied  ...

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5 unconscious habits that could be ruining your skin!

By Naomi Nasinyari 5 Terrible Skin Care Habits to Break Today Are you frustrated with your skin? Has your face just been downright disrespectful of late? Have your pores been more disloyal than that old loser ex-boyfriend?Are you tired of spending money on one product after another only to remain with stubborn blemishes and breakouts? No matter how much moisturiser you slather onto your face, is it still chronically dry? Guess what – It probably is not WHAT you are applying, but how  ...

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Pineapple’s amazing Benefits for Smooth Skin and Hair Growth

Stop the presses! Pineapple does what??!! No doubt you already know that pineapple is high in vitamin C, which provides protection against colds and flu. You probably also know that it is good for weight loss because of its high fibre content. Bonus : It is also anti- helminithic, which means that it helps destroy intestinal parasites aka worms.   But that it has superpowers for skin and hair? Yasss!     Pineapple’s secret sauce can be summed up in one word: Bromelain. What’s  ...

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Why you don’t need this skin care product for your face

Remember the mantra for healthy skin,“Cleanse, tone, moisturize?” Well, it has changed. Cleanse? Yes. Moisturize? Definitely. Toner? No. Aestheticians, dermatologists and skin care experts are now endorsing serums as the new vital product in your 3-step skincare regimen. Toners are now defunct, or redundant. Nairobi-based Aesthetician Lily Potgieter advises, “You don’t need a toner after washing your face. They used to say toners were meant to remove any leftover dirt that your  ...

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Golden Milk – A tasty beverage for glowing health

One of the nightcaps I have fallen in love with is the popular Indian drink ‘golden milk.’ A subcontinent with over 500 million gods, perhaps the inventor derived her inspiration from the sacred cow. When you combine creamy milk with what they call ‘the spice of life,’ the result is phenomenal. No wonder Indians have been drinking it for thousands of years. Here is why golden milk may be one of Asia’s best-kept secrets. What is it? It is a comforting beverage, often consumed as a nightcap,  ...

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