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  • 10 Tooth Brushing Mistakes You Must Avoid

     

    Brushing your teeth as part of your morning and evening rituals plays an important role in oral hygiene. It helps you maintain good oral health by removing food particles, debris and plaque from your teeth and bacteria from your mouth.

    Good oral health also impacts your overall health. It helps prevent respiratory diseases, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, improve cognitive functioning and prevent stomach disorders.

    Although tooth brushing is a common task, many of us do not do it correctly. There are many common mistakes that we all commit. To maintain good oral health, you must be aware of these mistakes and avoid them.

    Here are the top 10 tooth brushing mistakes that you must avoid.

    Mistake #1: Using the Wrong Toothbrush

    Toothbrushes come in different sizes, and most people do not know which size to purchase and often do not give it any thought. To clean your teeth correctly, you need to use a properly sized toothbrush.

    If it’s too big, you may have to strain your mouth to keep it open. If it is too small, then proper cleaning will not be possible. When a toothbrush feels good in your hand and mouth and reaches every tooth, then it is the right size.

    You can buy a manual or an electronic toothbrush, whichever you prefer. People who have arthritis or pain in their hands, arms or shoulders may find that an electronic toothbrush is a good option.

    Mistake #2: Choosing the Wrong Bristles

    Just like there are different sizes of toothbrushes, they are also made with different bristles. They may have straight, round, angled or zigzag bristles. Dentists say that angled bristles are generally the best, as they help clean all the teeth properly irrespective of their position.

    Along with the pattern, you need to consider the quality of the bristles. Avoid using a brush with hard and stiff bristles that can erode your dental enamel, irritate your gums and cause recession. Always use a soft-to medium-bristled toothbrush.

    Mistake #3: Using the Wrong Brushing Technique

    We all brush our teeth daily, but we do not give much thought to the technique. The American Dental Association has prepared this guideline on the correct brushing technique:

    1. Align the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gum line.
    2. Using short, gentle strokes, move the toothbrush back and forth around your teeth.
    3. Then brush circularly or vertically around the outer, inner and chewing surfaces of all your teeth.
    4. When done, brush your tongue to remove bacteria and prevent bad breath.
    5. Finish by rinsing your mouth thoroughly.

    By following this guideline, you can keep your teeth clea, remove plaque, prevent cavities and get rid of bacteria in your mouth.

    Mistake #4: Not Brushing Adequately

    For overall oral health, the American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth at least twice a day and preferably three times. You must brush in the morning, before going to bed and, if needed, after eating a meal. This will help remove plaque and neutralize the pH of your mouth, keeping your teeth clean and healthy.

     

    You must also brush for 2 minutes, but most people do not follow this routine. To ensure you are spending the required time brushing, divide your teeth into four sections: top left, top right, bottom left and bottom right. While brushing, spend 30 seconds in each section.

    Mistake #5: Brushing Too Frequently

    Some people are overly hygiene-conscious and end up brushing their teeth too frequently. If you brush more than 3 times a day, it can harm your teeth. It can lead to recession of the gum line as well as hastened erosion of dental enamel.

    So, it is advisable not to overdo it. The trick to good oral health is to brush gently for 2 minutes, 2 or 3 times a day.

    Mistake #6: Starting at the Same Spot Each Time

    Most of us start brushing our teeth at the same spot. It’s a common mistake. When we start at a particular point every time we pick up a toothbrush, there is a high chance of getting lazy once we reach the last quadrant of our teeth. This means proper cleaning is not done.

    To clean your teeth thoroughly, dentists recommend to start brushing in a different place each time. This way, all your teeth will get equal time and cleaning. 

    Mistake #7: Ignoring the Inner Surfaces of the Teeth

    While brushing our teeth in the busy morning time, our minds might be preoccupied and we can forget to brush our teeth’s inner surfaces. Such a mistake can lead to a buildup of plaque on the inner surfaces. This can be just as damaging as the plaque on the front of your teeth.

    When brushing, do not focus only on the front of your teeth because it’s the side that is most visible.  You must also brush the inner surfaces of all your teeth to maintain good oral health.

    Mistake #8: Not Rinsing Your Toothbrush After Use

    In our rush to get out of the house in the morning or off to bed at night, we often don’t take time to rinse our toothbrush properly after using it. Due to this, bacteria and food debris remain on the bristles, which may cause infection and gum disease later on. Plus, it may cause the bristles on the brush to become hard.

    To prevent reintroducing bacteria and other germs into your mouth the next time you brush, rinse your toothbrush thoroughly after each use. It is best to hold the toothbrush under running tap water for 1 minute and then allow it to air dry. This will help remove any leftover toothpaste, bacteria and food particles.

    Mistake #9: Storing Your Toothbrush Wet

    Perhaps you are already vigilant about rinsing your toothbrush after each use, but do you put it away in the bathroom cabinet when it is still wet?

    A damp toothbrush becomes a breeding ground for bacteria, and the next time you use it, you are unknowingly introducing bacteria into your mouth, which can cause bad breath and other gum diseases.

    To rectify this mistake, after rinsing your toothbrush, shake off the extra moisture and store it in a brush holder with a cap that allows air in. You can even dry out your toothbrush in the sun for a few minutes. Plus, you can keep two toothbrushes handy, so that one is always dry.

     

    Mistake #10: Not Replacing Your Old Toothbrush

    Many of us use a toothbrush as long as we can. But this is a big mistake that you must avoid. After using a toothbrush for a few months, the bristles start bending and become frayed. A toothbrush in this condition will not clean your teeth properly. Dental experts recommend replacing a toothbrush every 3 to 4 months.

    Take a close look at your brush regularly and make sure the bristles are flexible and straight. If the bristles look frayed, change your toothbrush immediately.

    Resources:

    http://www.ada.org/~/media/ADA/Science%20and%20Research/Files/watch_materials_brush.ashx

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  • How To Treat Kidney Stone With Ginger

     

    Ginger is the ultimate natural medicine. Not only is it delicious, but it's anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial in nature. It's known to improve digestive discomfort and can even improve immunity and make your cardiovascular system healthier. I don't use the term "superfood" lightly, but this one is it.

    Ginger is also rich in vitamin C, magnesium, and other minerals, making it a great food to add to your diet for overall health

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    Hot ginger tea doesn't just beat the cold winter mornings, but can fight infection, enhance the immune system, fight off colds and other viruses, improve circulation, relieve pain, reduce the risk of kidney stones and give your body the nutrients it needs to make sure the liver works like it should. Here's how to make my famous ginger tea.

     

    You will need:

      • 1 tablespoon of raw, organic, unfiltered honey.

     

      • 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger.

     

      • 1/4 teaspoon of ground turmeric.

     

      • 1/4 cup of coconut milk.

     

      • 1 cup of purified water.

    Instructions:

      1. Boil the water.
      1. Once boiling, add ginger and turmeric. Simmer for 10 minutes.
      1. Add milk.
      1. Strain into a cup.

    From here, you can steep another teabag if you like. The tea stands well on its own though.

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  • Haile awaits city admin approval for Hyundai assembly plant plot

    The legendary long-distance athlete and investment tycoon, Haile Gebresilassie, said that he is still waiting for the approval of the Addis Ababa City Administration cabinet to secure a plot of land he requested to build an assembly plant for the Korean vehicle brand Hyundai in the southwestern outskirts of Addis Ababa.

    However, sources told The Reporter that the city cabinet had a meeting last week where it evaluated Haile’s request for land but rejected it because the requested land size is too large in view of the current shortage of investment land. However, sources further said that the cabinet is still planning to reconsider provided that Haile is willing to reduce size of the plot considerably.

    However, Haile said that the plot has not yet been confirmed by the city formally.

    Haile had requested some 70 hectares of land for the car assembly originally. On his part, Haile told The Reporter that he recognizes the need to reduce it to 30 hectares. “I understand the problems in investment land shortage which the administration is feeling in recent times”.

    He also told The Reporter that he applied for the plot almost two years ago. He said that his plan was to build the plant and begin assembly operation immediately.

    He also said that the Korean carmaker’s board reapproved Haile’s car assembly plant to manufacture the vehicle in Ethiopia recently.

    He also said his company’s engineers were sent to Korea to received practical training in Hyundai’s factory.

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  • 10 Simple Ways To Reduce Data Usage On Your Android Device

    10 Simple Ways To Reduce Data Usage On Your Android Device
    10 Simple Ways To Reduce Data Usage On Your Android Device
     

    Nowadays network carriers are so intelligent that they have realized what we honestly want, which is ‘Data’ because Smartphones now demands the internet to function well so they made it expensive. However, we have stated ten tips that will help you to decrease your Data usage. So go through the post to know about it.

     

    Today almost every smartphone user uses the internet for browsing, downloading and uploading that consumes lots of data. Android consumes much more data compared to the normal mobile because of the apps installed on an Android device that always consumes data and we all know how expensive our Internet data packs are. So for this, we have some useful tips that will help you minimize your Android data usage. This method is going to save your money which is being charged for extra data usage.

    Easily Minimize Your Android Data Usage

    In this post, we will discuss some suggestions that will help you to reduce your internet data usage in your Android by which you can save your data. So proceed with the tips below.

     

    1. Use Opera Max

    Use Opera Max

    Use Opera Max

    Opera Max encrypts data for all apps on your device when you are connected to a mobile data network, all the server request gets through the Opera server which reduces data usage and allowance for any untrusted application on your Android device. So must download and install this app on your Android to save your data and battery.

    2. Chrome’s Data Saver Feature

    Chrome's Data Saver Feature

    Chrome’s Data Saver Feature

    In Google Chrome Android browser, there is the inbuilt feature to minimize the data consumption while browsing which you can activate through below steps.

    • First, tap on the menu button, and then Settings.
    • Navigate to Advanced -> Data Saver and enable it.

    3. Use Opera Mini

    Use Opera Mini

    Use Opera Mini

    Opera mini is the best option to minimize data consumption on your Android device as it is only the app that uses only required packets of data to browse a page. So must use it in your Android and save your data.

    4. Set Data Limit

    Set Data Limit

    Set Data Limit

    Your Android smartphone lets you set a specific limit for using data. You can go to Settings> Wireless & Networks> Data Usage and then turn on ‘Set Mobile Data Limit’. Set the limit according to your Data usage, you will get a complete idea of your average internet usage. You can reset the limit every months.

    5. Restrict Background Data Usage

    Restrict Background Data Usage

    Restrict Background Data Usage

    If you restrict background data usage in your Android, then all the apps that consume data in the background will not be able to devastate anymore. Moreover, this will save your battery and internet data in your Android. Just follow some steps below.

    1. First of all open Settings > Mobile Networks > Data Usage.
    2. Now there click on right top three dotted buttons and click restrict background usage.

    6. Skip Streaming Content

    Skip Streaming Content

    Skip Streaming Content

    We love to stream videos on Youtube, but those high-quality videos can really cost you much. So if you are looking for data saving options in Android, then avoiding streaming content would be a handy choice. However, we all know that smartphone without videos are worthless so another option is to decrease the resolution of Videos while streaming.

    7. Utilize The Offline Mode

    Utilize The Offline Mode

    Utilize The Offline Mode

    YouTube which is the largest video site now offers Offline video, Well, we spend lots of our precious data on Streaming services like YouTube, Spotify, Vine etc. Most of them now offer offline video mode. So, make sure to utilize the feature and save the video for offline view.

    8. Update Apps Only Via WiFi

    Update Apps Only Via WiFi

    Update Apps Only Via WiFi

    We download lots of apps from Google play store, and as soon as we connect with the internet, Play store automatically updates all the apps which consumes lots of your valuable data. However, you can stop the auto-update of the apps from Google Play store

    • Open Settings from Google Play Store
    • Select Auto-update apps and then click on “Auto-update apps over WiFi only

    9. Use Opera Video Compression

    Use Opera Video Compression

    Use Opera Video Compression

    Watch more videos on your mobile device, while using fewer data. Turn on video compression in the data-savings settings to prevent videos from stalling. This feature is rare so you must use this feature if you really want to save some extra data.

    10. Blocking Ads Using AppBrain

    Blocking Ads Using AppBrain

    Blocking Ads Using AppBrain

    AppBrain Ad Detector  detects all annoyances of apps installed on your phones, such as Push Notifications, Desktop icon spam ads, and apps with privacy concerns. It identifies the adware and spyware and allows you to then remove it.

    So above is all about How to Minimize Your Android Data Usage. With these tips above you can easily minimize your data usage and can let you save your extra charges on much data usage. Hope you like our work, don’t forget to share it with others too. Leave a comment below if you know the more useful alternative way for this.

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  • RUSSIAN PRESIDENT PUTIN’S COMMENTS ON ALLAH UPSETS MUSLIMS

     

    Ever since Muslim-controlled Turkey shot down a Russian jet last month, Putin has been upping his rhetoric against the religion. After announcing his decision on imposing some stricter sanctions on Turkey, he said something that drew a backlash from some Muslims. Putin said during a press conference that he was not interested in “saber-rattling” with Turkey. He promised stronger sanctions on the country.

    After Putin’s statements the Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak announced that Russia would be ending the talks on the Ankara Turkish gas steam pipeline, a move designed, he said, “to emphasize the strength of Kremlin anger.”

    Putin then made some chiding remarks to Turkey’s Muslim-controlled government during a press conference recently. He said:

    “We are not planning to engage in military saber-rattling (with Turkey),” Putin declared. “But if anyone thinks that having committed this awful war crime, the murder of our people, that they are going to get away with some measures concerning their tomatoes or some limits on construction and other sectors, they are sorely mistaken.”

    “All in all, dear colleagues, I do not understand why they did this,” Putin said. “Perhaps only Allah knows.”

    “It appears that Allah decided to punish the ruling clique of Turkey by depriving them of wisdom and judgment,” Putin joked.

    That didn’t go down well with a lot of Muslims who thought he was very disrespectful.

    Source: TPNN


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  • Warning: Instant Noodles are Dangerous to Your Health

     

    Instant noodles are everyone’s favorite. They are easy to cook and quite tasty when garnished with the right toppings.

    Kids love their occasional noodle treats. Parents who work full time often find it convenient to fix their kids a delicious bowl of noodles for dinner, and often fix themselves one, too.

    While a steaming bowl of chicken soup is a favorite home remedy during flu season, hot soupy noodles have also gained popularity as a comfort food during sick spells.

     

    They are the perfect midnight snack and the perfect lunchbox option for kids. The appeal of instant noodles in endless.

    Instant noodles boast another benefit – they are easy on the pocket. No wonder they are the ultimate go-to food for every college student strapped for money.

    Their inexpensiveness is also a major reason for their high consumption rate. It is common practice in many homes to buy at least 4 or 5 packs of instant noodles when grocery shopping.

    People in China, Indonesia and Japan are the highest consumers of instant noodles in the world, according to a 2015 estimation published by the World Instant Noodles Association.

    The common perception about instant noodles is that they aren’t healthy, but they aren’t excessively harmful either.

    However, in reality, they are far worse.

    Instant noodles are devoid of any nutritional value. Every aspect of their production, from their basic composition to the measures taken to preserve them, packs a major health risk factor for consumers.

    Contrary to popular belief, topping your instant noodles with veggies may enhance their nutritional value, but it does not counter their negative health effects and miraculously turn them into a health food.

    Here are some reasons instant noodles are dangerous to your health.

     

    1. Contain Harmful Preservatives

    Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and t-butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) are the main preservatives added to instant noodles to prevent rancidness and keep them usable longer.

    BHA doubles and TBHQ triples the shelf life of instant noodles, according to a 2006 study published in the Journal of the American Oil Chemist’s Society.

    Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the consumption of moderate levels of TBHQ, long-term constant exposure to this preservative may prove carcinogenic, according to a 2005 study published in Drug Metabolism and Disposition.

    According to the American Cancer Society, BHA is “reasonably anticipated” as being a human carcinogen.

    The European Mission includes BHA in a list of chemicals with possible endocrine-disrupting effects. The endocrine system is responsible for the production and regulation of hormones, a disruption of which is likely to cause several adverse developmental, immune, neurological and reproductive effects.

    2. Don’t Digest Easily

    This is far more harmful than it sounds.

    Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital used a minuscule camera to observe the effects of noodles on the digestive tract over 32 hours.

    The video revealed the stomach working hard, contracting back and forth, to break down the noodles. The noodles remained undigested for a long time and severely strained the digestive tract.

    Furthermore, the retention of instant noodles in the digestive tract for so long means you get overexposed to the toxic chemicals and preservatives, such as TBHQ and BHA, found in the noodles, which can prove carcinogenic.

    Long-term exposure to TBHQ can also cause asthma, anxiety and diarrhea in some people. It can also adversely affect the liver and the reproductive organs.

    3. Increases the Risk of Heart Disease

    “Metabolic syndrome” is defined as a group of symptoms that increases a person’s chances of contracting heart disease, having a stroke and developing diabetes.

    These symptoms include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high triglyceride level, high blood sugar and increased abdominal fat.

    Women who consumed noodles 2 or 3 times a week reported an increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome, according to a 2014 study published in the Journal of Nutrition.

    Furthermore, deep-frying is a step in the production process of most instant noodles. This further saturates the noodles with excess fat from the oil, making it a greater risk factor for heart disease.

    Noodles that are air-dried skip the deep-frying, which makes them a comparatively healthier alternative.

    4. High in Saturated Fats

    While eating any kind of fat excessively increases your risk of obesity, saturated fats are especially harmful as they spike your low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or the “bad” cholesterol) level and increase the risk of heart disease.

    The World Health Organization recommends avoiding dietary saturated fats.

    LDL cholesterol levels, insulin sensitivity and abdominal fat levels improved in subjects who switched from saturated fats to polyunsaturated fats, according to a 2002 study published in Diabetologia.

    Depending upon the manufacturing process, the amount of saturated fat found in different brands of instant noodles may differ.

    Instant noodles fried in palm oil, lard or butter before packaging are likely to have a higher saturated-fat content. Some instant noodles’ seasoning may also contain oils high in saturated fats.

    Check the nutrition label to learn the exact amount of saturated fats in your preferred brand of instant noodles and assess the health risk accurately.

    5. High in Salt

    Sodium-rich salt is the indispensable taste-enhancer. However, too much of it is very harmful to your health.

    Compared to moderate consumption, high dietary sodium consumption was recognized as a major factor in high death rates in 23 case studies and 274,683 randomized control trials, according to a 2014 study published in the American Journal of Hypertension.

    Instant noodles are rich in salt, and therefore, rich in sodium.

    Excess sodium has been linked with high blood pressure (hypertension) and, in turn, heart disease, heart failure and strokes.

    Patients with hypertension who consumed a special diet (rich in fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products with low levels of dietary sodium) experienced significantly reduced blood pressure levels, according to a 2001 study published in The American Journal of New Medicine.

    6. Made from Refined Flour

    nstant noodles are made from white flour.

    The nutrient-rich parts of a wheat kernel are the germ and the bran. These are both removed during the production of refined flour, and all that remains is nutrient-devoid carbohydrates in the form of starch.

    Carbohydrates increase the blood sugar levels in your body, thereby increasing the risk of diabetes.

     

    High consumption of instant noodles can also increase the risk of excess sugar in the bloodstream. Your body gradually converts excess sugar into fat and stores it away for later use. This induces obesity – another risk factor for heart disease.

    7. May Contain Harmful Toxins

    Most instant noodles are fried during the production process.

    When the oil used for frying these noodles isn’t constantly changed or properly maintained, oxidizing agents accumulate in the oil.

    Gradually, these oxidizing agents attract toxins that are transferred to the packaged product along with the spoiled oil and fat.

    Food poisoning has broken out in Japan in the past due to the presence of degraded oil and fat in instant noodles, causing diarrhea, abdominal pain, headaches and nausea, according to a 2006 study published in Food and Chemical Toxicology.

    Safe production methods of instant noodles are still a valid concern.

    The World Instant Noodles Association has, since then, defined and promoted stringent production standards to decrease the risk of contamination and food poisoning by instant noodles.

    8. May Contain Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

    This is not true for all brands of instant noodles, but some use MSG as an ingredient in flavor packets that accompany instant noodles.

    MSG is a flavor enhancer, especially popular in Chinese, Japanese and Korean cuisines.

     

    Health and nutrition data of 10,095 healthy Chinese adults correlating to the period of 1991-2006 collected from the China Health and Nutrition Survey linked high MSG consumption over the years to excess weight gain.

    Although the FDA has labeled MSG a safe additive, its harmful effects are still debated.

    Since the 1960s, people who regularly consumed MSG-rich Asian cuisine reported severe headaches, mouth and neck numbness, chest pain and excessive sweating and flushing episodes. This group of symptoms eventually came to be known as the “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome.”

    Resources:

    https://instantnoodles.org/noodles/expanding-market.html
    http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/hsph-in-the-news/instant-noodle-consumption-linked-to-heart-risk-in-women/
    http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF02546150

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  • Soft Drinks Lose Fizz as Gov’t Shuts Down Factories

     

    In an unprecedented move, a government agency has ordered the shutting down of two soft drink bottling plants and ordered the recall of the products.

    The Ministry of Trade has shutdown the MOHA Soft Drinks plant in Hawassa and the East Africa Bottling plant in Dire Dawa over substandard qualities. The companies are known for their flagship products, Pepsi and Coca Cola, respectively.

    Sources from the Ministry of Trade confirmed the closure. However they declined to comment on the current status of the investigations.

    The plant in Hawassa, called the Hawassa Millennium Pepsi Cola plant was opened in 2007 and employs over 500 people.

    “We have been informed of the process but it is too early to comment,” Tekie Berhan, communication director Ethiopian Conformity Assessment Enterprise told Fortune.

    The office is responsible for conducting inspections on the two factories regarding the quality of the products.

    In a letter written by the enterprise regarding MOHA’s products, the reason behind the closure was revealed as the substandard quality of the soft drinks processed by the plant.

    The letter reads that samples taken on October 17, 2016 from the plants from Hawassa failed to fulfil PH Standards set by Ethiopian Standard Agency. In general, the allegation states that MOHA failed to meet the compulsory standards in soft drinks that were approved by the Agency in 2013.

    The test results of Pepsi soft drinks manufactured in the Hawassa plant show that it failed the PH limit standards. The requirements state that PH values for soft drinks (aside from citrus juices) have to be 2.5. Pepsi’s samples showed 2.43.

    A low PH might lead to loss of enamel and bone density.

    “In addition we were told that the products contain lead chemicals beyond the standard limits,” Samuel Daregea, director for the Region’s Health & Health Related Products Quality Control Authority, told Fortune. “The results that we received showed us that Pepsi, Mirinda Apple and Mirinda Tonic failed to pass the test,” Samuel added.

    WHO has identified lead as 1 of 10 chemicals of major public health concern,

    In the meantime the city’s administration is collecting the products from the market. The recall also includes Mirinda Orange

    Source:-addisfortune

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  • IF YOU HAVE THESE TWO HOLES ON YOUR BACK YOU ARE REALLY SPECIAL

     

    They are called Venus holes; these are small circles, which are formed on the lower back in men and women. If they are found in men then they are called Apollo holes.

    They are located on the site of the junction between the two bones of the pelvis, and can be seen only in people who have this genetic predisposition or the appropriate size ligaments. We cannot choose whether we have them or not, because it usually depends on genetics.

    They are a sign of good circulation and a healthy body, a great circulation is an important prerequisite to achieve orgasm more easily.

    Since Venus holes are located at the place where there is no muscle, it is impossible to create some exercises that can make them show up, but if you work to eliminate excess body fat, these holes can become visible.

     

    Credits: www.cuisineandhealth.com

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  • You Are Not Fat! Your Stomach Is Bloated And Here Is How To Get Rid Of It!

    Being bloated sucks. It not only feels bad, but it can look bad. Many believe they are actually fat, when in fact it is the bloat that is causing their belly to appear distended.

    Take the case of the typical “skinny-fat” guy. He’s the dude who is totally skinny, yet his belly seems to jet out like a small balloon. He’s likely overly bloated.

     

    The following are causes which create a bloated stomach:

    Insufficient water intake

    Not getting enough water and dehydration are reasons for many health ailments. Too much coffee or booze can add to this issue. Not many people get in the necessary 6-8 glasses of water per day.

    Fluid retention can occur as the body isn’t getting enough water, thus causing bloat. So the answer is simply to drink enough water throughout the day!

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    Constipation

    Not pleasant and it means you need to consume more fiber! You’ll have gas trapped behind that build up and that gas is going to want to get out!

    Gradually eat fiber, not too much at a time. Whole grain bread, not white bread. Smoothies, berries and other fibrous foods in decent amounts is key.

    Chronic stress

    Yes, stress can make you bloat. The digestive system can’t function properly when you are under stressful conditions. Stomach ache and constipation may occur. Settle yourself down and rid yourself of negativity to help alleviate stress.

    Eating too fast

    Chew your food and eat slowly, allowing your food to properly digest. Too fast and you’ll get bloated from slowly digested food.

    Carbohydrates

    Nothing will bloat you faster than stuffing too many carbs down. Cut down on carbs, focus on lower carb foods and less sugar and alcohol intake. Fresh fruits should be consumed and eat a lot of veggies as these are the good carbs that won’t cause excessive bloat.

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  • How to Double The IDM Download Speed On Windows (4 Methods)

    How to Double The IDM Download Speed On Windows (4 Methods)
    How to Double The IDM Download Speed On Windows (4 Methods)

     

    Do you have slow internet connection? Or you are unable to download files at maximum speed over internet, then this article will help you out. Learn how to double your IDM Download speed by doing some tweaks.

     

    Internet Download Manager being one of the conventional downloaders that help you to boost up your downloading speed in your PC. Also, the best part of IDM is its capability to resume any download. And today we are here with the cool method that will help you in increasing the download speed of Internet Download manager. So, you have to follow some of the simple steps below to boost up your download speed in IDM.

     

    How to Double IDM Download Speed on Windows

    How to Double IDM Download Speed on Windows

    How to Double IDM Download Speed on Windows

    So here we have discussed some of the ways that will help you to boost your download speed in IDM that is based on some of the settings that you have to alter in your downloader and your download speed will be boosted dramatically.

     

    #1 Method: Altering Settings In IDM

    Just alter some settings in your IDM discussed here and see the change in download speed.

    Step 1. First of launch your Internet Download Manager and click on Downloads and then make the Speed Limiter off.

    Altering Settings In IDM

    Altering Settings In IDM

    Step 2. Now again click on Downloads and in Speed Limiter click on Settings. Now there set the speed with little less than your connection speed. Better is to set it from 1000 KB to 10000 KB.

    Altering Settings In IDM

    Altering Settings In IDM

    Step 3. Now again click on downloads button and choose options. There under Connection tab select the high bandwidth Connection type/speed. Click on an ok button to save all the changes.

    Altering Settings In IDM

    Altering Settings In IDM

    Step 4. Now you need to click on “Default max. conn. number” for that you need to go to “Option” there you need to click on “connection tab” and then change the default max. conn. number from 8 to 16 and then hit “OK”

    Altering Settings In IDMAltering Settings In IDM

    That’s it! you are done, now your download speed will get a boost.

    Also Read: How To Boost Up Internet Speed On Google Chrome (5 Steps)

    Method 2: Closing All Other Ongoing downloads

    Closing All Other Ongoing downloads

    Closing All Other Ongoing downloads

    Sometimes it happens and we didn’t notice. If you are getting slow speed in IDM there might be a possible reason you are the computer is downloading other things at the same time. Therefore, make sure to close all the ongoing downloads to get the speed. You can even look for Windows update which silently takes place.

    Method 3: Closing Other Applications

    Closing Other ApplicationsClosing Other Applications

     

    You need to click CTRL+ALT+DELETE and select task manager. You can also right-click anywhere in the taskbar and select “Task manager”. Now you need to look for the apps that are consuming lots of RAM. Closing all the unnecessary apps, for instance, allows IDM to use your RAM and it will definitely improve your downloading speed.

    Method 4: Using IDM Optimizer Tool

    Use the tool discussed in this method and boost up your IDM speed.

    Step 1. First of all download and install IDM Optimizer Tool in your Windows PC.

    Step 2. Now make sure IDM is installed on your PC, as this tool will only optimize IDM if it’s physically present on your system. Now just fire up your IDM Optimizer and then you will see the window like above just click on Maximize Now and you will get a note asking you to restart your IDM do that and once restart your PC.

    Using IDM Optimizer ToolUsing IDM Optimizer Tool

    Step 3. That’s it now your IDM is boosted with speed, try to download any file and check out if speeds are good or not. If you want to restore your default settings then you can click on Restore Default.

    IDM 2

    Using IDM Optimizer Tool

    That’s it you are done, now your IDM will get boosted.

     

    So above is all about How to Double IDM Download Speed on Windows. With the methods discussed above, you can easily get your Internet downloading speed boosted in your IDM quickly. So must try out this method on your PC and enjoy the fast downloading. Hope you like this, do share it with others too. Leave a comment below if you have any related queries with this.

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  • Home Remedies for a Stomach Ulcer

     

    Stomach ulcers are often treated with antibiotics or medications to reduce, block, or neutralize stomach acid. There are also natural home remedies you can use to help ease the symptoms of a stomach ulcer and help it heal.

    1. Cabbage

    Cabbage is a great remedy for a stomach ulcer. Being a lactic acid food, cabbage helps produce an amino acid that stimulates blood flow to the stomach lining. This in turn helps strengthen the stomach lining and heal the ulcer.

    Plus, cabbage contains a good amount of vitamin C, which has been found to be particularly beneficial for patients with H. pylori infections. Also, experiments indicate that fresh carrot juice contains an anti-peptic ulcer factor (vitamin U).

    1. Cut one half of a raw head of cabbage and two carrots into small pieces and put them in a blender to extract the juice.
    2. Drink one-half cup of this juice before each meal and at bedtime.
    3. Repeat daily for a few weeks. Be sure to use fresh juice each time.

    2. Bananas

    For stomach ulcer treatment, both ripe and unripe bananas are very effective. There are certain antibacterial compounds in bananas that inhibit the growth of ulcer-causing H. pylori.

    Bananas also protect the system by wiping out the acidity of gastric juices. This helps reduce inflammation and also strengthens the stomach lining.

     
    • To treat an ulcer, eat at least three ripe bananas a day. If you do not like eating bananas, you can make banana milkshakes.
    • Alternatively, peel two or three bananas and cut them into thin slices. Put the slices in the sun until they become dry. Grind the dried banana pieces into a fine powder. Mix together two tablespoons of this powder and one tablespoon of honey. Take this mixture three times a day for about a week.

    3. Cayenne Pepper

    Surprisingly, cayenne pepper is another very effective remedy for treating stomach ulcers. According to a review published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, the compound capsaicin present in cayenne pepper inhibits the secretion of stomach acids, boosts the production of alkali, and stimulates mucus secretions and gastric mucosal blood flow, thereby preventing and healing ulcers.

    • Mix one-eighth teaspoon of cayenne pepper in a glass of warm water. Drink it twice a day for the first two to three days. Gradually increase the amount of cayenne pepper up to one-quarter-teaspoon twice daily for the rest of the week.
    • Alternatively, take cayenne capsules that you can buy at health food stores. Take three capsules a day immediately after meals for one week.
    • You can also add a pinch of cayenne pepper to soups, meats and other savory dishes.

    4. Coconut

    Coconut is very good for people suffering from stomach ulcers because of its antibacterial qualities. It kills the bacteria that cause ulcers. Moreover, coconut milk and coconut water have anti-ulcer properties.

    • Drink a few cups of fresh coconut milk or tender coconut water daily. Also, eat the kernel of the tender coconut. Follow this treatment for at least one week to get positive results.
    • Alternatively, take one tablespoon of coconut oil in the morning and another at night for one week. As coconut oil is mainly composed of medium-chain fatty acids, it can be easily digested.

    5. Licorice

    Several studies suggest that licorice works effectively for treating and preventing stomach ulcers. It helps the stomach and intestines produce more protective mucus that forms a coating over the stomach lining. This in turn eases the pain from ulcers and speeds up the healing process.

    • Mix one-half teaspoon of licorice root powder in one cup of water. Cover it and let it sit overnight. The next morning, add one cup of cooked broken white rice (a grade of rice consisting of grains broken during the milling process) into this infusion and eat it. Repeat daily for one week to get positive results.
    • Another option is to drink licorice tea two or three times a day for one week.
    • Alternatively, you can chew and then swallow two or three deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) tablets three times a day for about a week. You can easily find these 380 mg tablets in health food stores.

    6. Fenugreek

    Fenugreek is known for its powerful healing properties and health benefits. You can use it to treat stomach ulcers also. Being rich in a mucilaginous compound, fenugreek protects the stomach’s lining by coating it like mucus, thereby facilitating the process of healing.

    • Boil one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in two cups of water. Strain and drink it after adding a little honey to it.
    • Another option is to consume one teaspoon of fenugreek seed powder along with milk.
    • Alternatively, you can boil one cup of fenugreek leaves, add a little honey, and eat it twice a day.

      7. Honey

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      Raw honey has potent healing properties that help a lot in the treatment of stomach ulcers. An enzyme called glucose oxidase in honey produces hydrogen peroxide, which in turn kills harmful bacteria that cause ulcers. Plus, it soothes and reduces the inflammation of the stomach lining.

      Take two tablespoons of raw honey daily, early in the morning on an empty stomach. It will help cleanse the bowel, strengthen the stomach lining, and prevent and treat stomach ulcers.

      8. Garlic

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      Garlic also helps treat stomach ulcers. Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle discovered that the antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of garlic can keep levels of the Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacterium in check, which contribute to the development of stomach ulcers.

       

      Simply take two to three crushed garlic cloves followed by a glass of water during the day. Do this on a daily basis to ease inflammation in the stomach and prevent stomach ulcers.

      9. Slippery Elm

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      Slippery elm is another good remedy for stomach ulcers. The inner bark of the slippery elm contains a good amount of mucilage that soothes and calms inflammation and pain. Plus, the mucilage helps remove excess fats in the intestines.

      1. Take the inner bark of the slippery elm and grind it into a powder.
      2. Mix one teaspoon of this powder in one cup of warm water.
      3. Drink this mixture three times a day for one week.

      10. Wood Apple

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      Leaves of wood apple, also known as bael, is also very useful in the treatment of stomach ulcers. The tannins present in the leaves help protect the stomach against damage from secretion of excess acid. Juice extracted from wood apple fruit also helps reduce pain and inflammation due to its mucilage content.

      1. Soak two to three wood apple leaves in one cup of water in a copper vessel overnight.
      2. The next morning, strain the mixture and drink it on an empty stomach.
      3. Follow this treatment daily for a few weeks.

      For mild to moderate stomach ulcers, these remedies will give you positive results within one week. However, if you suffer from acute stomach ulcers, it is highly recommended to consult your physician.

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  • Top 10: Things Women Hate About Men

    When you ask women about the things they hate about men, the list will practically be endless. While the things that women hate about men is a combination of big and small things, this article will describe the top 10 things women find most annoying about the men in their lives:

    1. Having a foul mouth
    While it’s true that most women don’t mind a swear word here and there when you get upset, they don’t like men who think that swearing is the only way they can express themselves.

    2. Being overly-dominant
    Most women want men who will protect them and make them feel safe–but they don’t want a dictator who tells them where to go, when to leave, who to talk to or what to wear. Dating a guy with a controlling nature can be pretty scary for women and will cause them to run from you very quickly.

    3. Their inability to commit
    It’s important for men to understand that when things begin to get serious, women tend to expect the two of you to become exclusive. Women hate being treated like a revolving door and being subjected to mind games, inconsistency and drama from a commitment phobic.

    4. Not being romantic
    Women want true romance along with the feeling of being emotionally connected to their men. Your girlfriend will easily become dissatisfied and will not even want to be touched by you once she senses that you only come around her for sex.

    5. Not keeping themselves up
    Although looks are not everything, women are not generally attracted to men with inadequate grooming, to include smelling bad, having bad breath, unkempt fingernails and wearing wrinkled clothing. Furthermore, not keeping yourself in shape shows women that you have little respect yourself and that you have no discipline, no motivation and no ambition.

    6. Being predictable
    Women absolutely hate predictable guys that never wan to do anything differently. They are attracted to spontaneous men who are unpredictable, untamed and successful with other women.

    7. Putting their friends first
    If you enjoy hanging out with the guys way more than you enjoy hanging out with your girlfriend and she can’t get you to stay home for some one-on-one time, there’s obviously something wrong.

    8. Constantly being argumentative
    Women hate dealing with guys that turn every conversation into an argument and constantly make them feel defensive and self-conscious.

    9. Checking out other women in front of them
    While it’s completely normal for guys to glance at other women (not excessively, but certainly now & then), it becomes a problem when a guy actually stares at other women and forgets that his girlfriend is actually standing right next him!

    10. Being needy
    Confidence and independence are very sexy traits in a man — insecurity and dependence are not. Women don’t want to deal with men who doubt themselves and need constant reassurance about their relationships, work and friendships.

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  • Popular South African Pastor Dies Following 30 Days Fasting to Beat Jesus Christ's Record

    A quick reminder not to dare God, after a popular South African pastor dies following 30 days fasting in a bid to break Jesus Christ's record. 

     

    In a determined bid to break the record set by Jesus Christ of Nazareth, a 44-year-old popular South African pastor, Alfred Ndlovu, has died of malnutrition following a dry fasting that lasted for 30 days.
     
    According to Buzz South Africa, the cleric left home on June 17 for a nearby bush to have prayers just like Jesus did in an attempt to equal or break Jesus Christ's record of fasting for 40 days, but died just a month despite having no history of illness. 
     
    It was learnt that the pastor was alone in the wilderness and his body was found by a stranger who then called on his family, congragation and the police. 
     
    He was known by his family and community at large as a very spiritual person whose faith could move mountains and his death surprised everyone, even church members.
     
    A close relative said: "He was a very spiritual man. Its unfortunate he had to die this way. After a month we got the sad news of his death. Pastor was a healthy and religious old man who did not even look his age."
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  • Excerpt from #Abel Tesfaye's interview with Billboard

    Billboard: You’re representing for different ­places — Toronto, #Ethiopia. How do you approach that?

    Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd): I made it known that I’m Ethiopian. I put it in my music, and my style of singing is very Ethiopian-inspired. I’ve never even been there. I’d love to go home and see my roots.

    Billboard: Where would you direct a Weeknd fan in terms of Ethiopian music?

    Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd): Aster Aweke, for sure. You can hear her voice at the end of “False Alarm” on the new album. Her voice is the greatest thing you’ll ever hear. There’s a great composer named Mulatu Astatke, he’s probably the most famous Ethiopian musician right now. Jim Jarmusch used his music. I’d love to meet him and work with him somehow. Mahmoud Ahmed is a great singer, and so is Tilahun Gessesse. Teddy Afro is more of a pop singer, great voice. This is what I grew up on. I’d wake up in the morning, and my mom would be listening to all this stuff while she was making coffee. I’m working on University of Toronto getting its own class [on Ethiopian language studies].

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  • Minimize Mobile internet Fee’s

    Smart phones and mobile internet have changed our lives. They have become an integral part of our lives and we heavily depend on them for our day to day activities. Despite that, mobile data usage on smart phones can be costly at times. Are you sick of the mobile internet fee’s? There are several measures you could take to minimize mobile internet fee’s:


    1)Restrict background data

    • Background data is all that internet traffic that goes on when you’re not actually using an app: email syncing, feeds updating, weather widgets and so on.

    2)Stop Using the Facebook app

    • Facebook app is one of the biggest consumers of data, not to mention its high resource use and battery drain.

    3)Make use of offline apps, games and services

    • Some apps and games require constant internet access to function: this can be simply a security measure or because they constantly need to retrieve data. There are some apps and games that don’t require internet access at all after the initial download.

    4) Disable auto-updating apps

    • If you have the Play Store set to auto-update apps, even over a data connection, this could be chewing its way through your allowance every month without you even knowing.

    5) Identify and limit/remove high consuming apps

    • In Settings > Data usage you can get a look at the apps which are consuming the most data both in the foreground and the background.
    • You could remove the app, limit how often it syncs or prevent it from downloading attachments, all of which would reduce data consumption.

    6) Don’t upload, download or send pictures or videos

    • A single minute of high definition footage captured on a modern smart phone can take up as much as 200 MB of data. Single photos can easily exceed 40 MB.

    In addition to these recommendations, If your mobile data connection is 3G you need to take some precautions. Here is why? Theoretically data consumption will be the same, except it will take longer time to do a task (loading email or downloading picture) on 2G. 3G makes difference while watching videos on Mobile. If you are using 2G the video quality will be usually 240p or less, however 3G will automatically select high resolutions like 340p or 480p. Which will increase the internet costs

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  • 8 things men ONLY do with the woman they love

     

    Men and women show that they care in very different ways. If a man is willing to publicly display his love for a woman, he is not messing around. It takes extreme vulnerability for a man to show and express exactly what he is feeling on such a large scale.

    • There are at least 8 things a man will only do for the woman he sincerely loves.

    • 1. He listens

      If you ever think that men sometimes behave like children, you're not entirely wrong. Most men only concentrate on things they are passionate about. If they love you, your voice is music to their ears and all you have to do is say something that really matters and they are hooked.

      The man who really loves you will not only hear you but will pay attention to your words. You will notice that he follows your advice and respects your thoughts.

    • 2. He fights with you

      Yes, that is correct. Fights are not always a sign that the relationship is going through a bad time. If he truly loves you and is invested in your relationship, he will take the time to fight, discuss and find solutions for your relationship. Occasional discussions are a sign that he wants to make things work. You want to find a middle ground where you both can be happy.

    • 3. He makes sacrifices for your happiness

      This is one of the biggest signs that a man loves a woman. If he changes his plans from something he would like to do for something he knows would make you happy, he is showing that he loves and respects you and is willing to always put you first.

    • 4. He fights for your love

      A man in love will take the punches as they come and fight to keep your love. He will weather the coldest winters and the rainiest spring showers just to be with you. A man in love feels lucky to have you in his life and makes it known that losing you is the last thing he would ever want.

    • 5. He's proud of your achievements

      When a man loves a woman, everything she does feels like his own achievements. It's almost like the pride a mother feels when their child does something kind or new for the first time. A man in love does not compete with the woman he loves, a man in love wins with the woman he loves.

    • 6. He thinks you look beautiful even on your worst days

      A few weeks ago, one of my coworkers had a cold sore on her top lip. She did not feel comfortable enough to meet her boyfriend that day because she did not want him to see her like that. However, after gathering the opinion of the whole office, the consensus was that if she met up with him with the sore and he did not care, it would be a sign that he was really interested in her for her and not just her looks. When a man really loves a woman, she always looks beautiful no matter what.

    • 7. He cares about your family and friends because you do

      A man in love understands that the people you love are important to you, and if they are happy, you will be too. If he loves you, he will patiently listen as you share detailed stories about your friends' lives. He will recognize their importance in your life and will offer solutions to their problems with genuine interest.

       

    • 8. He's not afraid to be vulnerable

      Men do not like to be vulnerable--ever--but if he loves you, he will not have a problem with showing you that he is afraid to lose you.

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  • Footballer who survived Colombian plane tragedy was reading Bible

    It was reported that the footballer who survived was reading Bible passage about being safe 'in the shadow of your wings' before crash it emerges as his book is found 

    The bible, belonging to Chapecoense centre back Helio Neto, was found at the scene of the crash and has been handed to the footballer's wife.

    His wife said Neto, who is still fighting for his life in hospital, is deeply religious and takes the religious scripture with him everywhere.

    A bookmark had been inserted next to Psalm 63, which talks about being safe in the shadow of God's wings and about thinking of God in bed.

    In detail it says: 'On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night; Because you have been my help; Then I will rejoice in the shadow of your wings. 

    'My soul follows you closely; Your right hand upholds me.'

    Video footage shows journalist Roberto Cabrini at the scene of the wreckage and noticing the book, with a note inside saying it belongs to the defender, who is in a critical condition.

    The reporter can be seen visibly shaking as he realises what it is. 

    He reads with a shaky voice the name that is printed on the inside of the cover, as behind him we can see the wreckage of the crash.

    Mangled parts of the plane can be seen in the background and Cabrini is later seen taking the bible to the wife of Neto, who smiles as she realises what she is being given.

    Neto's condition has been described as 'delicate' by doctors who said they regularly have to 'stabilise' him as he has a 'serious pulmonary infection.' 

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  • 10 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER PUT ON YOUR FACE! (NUMBER 9 WILL COMPLETELY DISAPPOINT YOU)

     

    Unfortunately, the Internet is loaded with many different DIY remedies, tips and methods – including skin care tips. Well, we’re not saying that they’re bad for you! We’re just saying that you should be very careful because some of them can do more harm than good! Yes, some of these homemade skin remedies can do more damage to your skin – than improve its health. As we said, there are many different homemade skin care tips, homemade creams, and other DIY skin care products on the internet today! But, you should be very careful and avoid using this 10 homemade remedies and ingredients!

     

    1. Hairspray

    You’ve probably noticed that many different home remedies for skin care include hairspray! Why – because the hairspray will help you dry out the acne and help you with other skin problems. Yes, hairspray will dry out your skin and acne, but it will also clog your pores and lead to irritation of the skin.

    1. Body Lotion

    The body lotion is called body lotion for a good reason – it is specially designed for your body, not your face. The skin on your body is much thicker and more resistant. And, you should know that the body lotions usually contain more aroma and fewer ingredients that are intended to moisturize.

    1. Toothpaste

    Many people around the world apply toothpaste on their face – usually to dry out the acne. Yes, this will help you with your acne problems, but, unfortunately, it will also irritate the skin and can cause serious skin problems, such as chemical burns or scars.

    1. Vaseline

    Many people around the world use Vaseline to moisturize their dry or chapped skin. You can also use this ingredient to treat bites from bugs or cuts, but, you should be very careful because this ingredient is not the best solution for your face. When you apply Vaseline for the first time, you usually get that feeling like it’s too moisturizing and softening your skin, but it actually leads to more pimples and dry condition.

     
    1. Hot water

    We all love a hot and steamy shower. But, you should be very careful, because too much hot water will soften the natural oils and remove the protective barrier that keeps moisture from escaping. This will cause more dryness.

    1. Hydrogen Peroxide

    Many people around the world use this powerful ingredient to prevent infection of minor cuts and burns, but – you should know that hydrogen peroxide isn’t a good choice for treating acne. Many experts around the world also say that hydrogen peroxide can cause inflammation and allergic reactions.

    1. Sugar

    Many different DIY skin care products contain sugar, right? This is another idea that seems like it will work, but it actually does more harm than good. As we mentioned before, your facial skin is not as elastic as the skin on your body. This ingredient may be good for your body or your feet, but it can damage your skin on the face.

    1. Alcohol

    Alcohol can be beneficial for many different things, but not for your face. The alcohol may be used to sterilize the wound and prevent infection. When you apply alcohol on your face, you can feel the freshness, but it can actually dissolve the DNA of your skin cells, resulting in dead skin cells.

    1. Baking soda

    We all know that baking soda has a rough texture and consistency, which is the main reason why many people think that this is the best ingredient for skin peeling. The experts say that maintaining the natural pH balance is vital to have a healthy skin. So, if you use baking soda to restore this balance, it will damage your skin and prevent it being able to retain moisture.

    1. Lemon

    You should know that the lemon can disrupt your pH balance from your face, which means that you should avoid using any of these items on site. As we said you should avoid these 10 ingredients, because they can do more harm than good! We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank You and take care!

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