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Better skin is usually one of the first positive outward signs of eating more nutritious foods. Certain fruits and healthy oils in particular can also be an effective external treatment for the skin for an immediate improvement in your appearance.

In the same way, many superfoods will improve the strength and shine of your hair over time. Some can also be made into treatments for your hair for a visible change you can see and feel today.

Homemade Amla Oil for Darkening Hair


Amalaki Hair OilAmla hair oil is a popular natural treatment to promote hair growth and thicken and darken hair.

Commercial amla oil preparations are available but I wasn’t keen on the chemical ingredients, like mineral oil, and thought I could make something better at home.

My results so far have been very encouraging so I thought I’d share my amalaki hair oil recipe and how to use it.

Amla Oil Benefits for Your Hair

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4 Amla Face Mask Recipes for Better Skin


Amalaki Facial MasqueAntioxidant rich amla powder is highly beneficial for your skin, not just as a supplement but also as a topical facial treatment.

Here are 4 homemade face mask recipes using powdered amla to improve your skin tone and brighten your complexion.

First some quick precautions. Along with its strong antioxidant and antibacterial properties, amla fruit powder can have an astringent effect.

This is generally a good thing for minimizing pores and firming up your facial skin but it may not be suitable for very dry skin.

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Avocado Oil for Hair Growth and 3 Homemade Treatments


Avocado's effects on hairCan avocado oil help with hair growth and if so what’s in it that makes it work?

Many sites give a long list of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, omega-3s and other nutrients supposedly in the oil, and why they are responsible for its beneficial effects. These are all incorrect.

The truth about using avocado oil on your hair is much simpler.

First though, a quick correction of the many myths and misinformation online.

Myths Vs Facts

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The Clear Skin Smoothie for Acne, Eczema and Anti-Aging


Smoothie-for-better-skinThis smoothie for better skin is designed to provide plenty of the nutrition your skin needs to look its best.

The recipe is full to bursting with antioxidants, healthy fats and specific nutrients to help prevent and treat acne, eczema and other forms of skin inflammation.

Used regularly it may even help slow down the signs of skin aging caused by collagen breakdown, poor moisture balance and free radical damage to your skin cells.

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Flaxseed Oil for Acne and Dry Skin: Benefits, Dosage and a Topical Treatment


Improve Skin Flax OilFlaxseed oil is the richest natural source of alpha linolenic acid (ALA), comprising over 50% of this essential omega-3 fat for healthy skin.

Unfortunately, ALA consumption has dropped significantly in recent decades. By comparison, most people’s intake of omega-6 fats, like linoleic acid found in vegetable oil, has increased dramatically.

If you want to address skin problems like acne, or a dry and flaky complexion, then flaxseed oil can help remedy this imbalance.

How Omega-6 Fatty Acids Cause Skin Inflammation

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A Healthy Smoothie for Hair Growth


Smoothies for hairThis powerful smoothie recipe blends natural foods with specifically important nutritional elements for healthy hair into a great tasting drink.

It’s a simple and delicious way to give your hair follicles the valuable fatty acids, protein, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients they need to produce strong and beautiful hair.

Hair Smoothie Ingredients and Their Benefits

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How to Use Parsley for Dark Circles Under the Eyes


Dark Circles under the eyes ParsleyMost people have some discoloration of the delicate skin under their eyes to varying degrees, particularly after a long day or big night out. But for many of us this is a more persistent problem.

There are many potential causes of dark circles under the eyes. While some people may have a genetic disposition, more commonly they are caused by lack of sleep, stress, eating unhealthy junk food, excess alcohol, menstruation for women, smoking, sinusitis and poor circulation to this area of the face.

Dark circles under the eyes and not a great thing to wake up to in the mirror in the morning but there is a natural treatment can help.

Crushed parsley, applied topically, is a simple remedy for skin discoloration and puffiness, that you can easily make and use at home.

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A Parsley Face Mask for Acne, Dark Spots and Discolored Skin


Parsley facial treatmentParsley is well known for its skin lightening properties that can help reduce the appearance of dark spots and discolored skin on your face. It is also a beneficial acne treatment, particularly when used fresh.

Some commercial products trumpet the addition of parsley extract in their formulas. But why pay exorbitant prices for minuscule amounts, when you can easily make a parsley face mask at home for a fraction of the cost and at much greater strength and effectiveness?

Homemade Dark Spots and Acne Face Mask with Parsley, Honey and Lemon

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How to Use Flaxseed Oil for Healthy Hair


Omega-3 HairThere are 2 ways to use flaxseed oil for hair and improving its strength and shine.

Both of them rely on the extremely high omega-3 alpha linolenic acid content of flax seeds, which is concentrated even further in cold pressed linseed oil.

The first and most important is getting more omega-3 fatty acids in your diet.

Many people report greatly improved hair and better health in general with a daily dosage of flax oil taken in a certain way.

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