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These results suggest that tea or coffee are some great ingredients to use in your DIY eye cream formulations as both contain caffeine. Like vitamin E oil, olive oil helps protect skin from damage and possesses anti-inflammatory properties. Considering that undiluted essential oils can irritate any skin, they can be extra irritating on the sensitive skin around your eyes if you do not dilute them appropriately. Combine one teaspoon of olive oil, one teaspoon of arnica oil, and one teaspoon of vitamin E oil in a bowl.
Just one cup of mashed sweet potatoes contains an astounding 1,033% of your daily recommended vitamin A, plus an ample helping of vitamin E, B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, iron, manganese, and more. Let’s briefly discuss why boiling is superior to other preparation methods, and then we will share an easy recipe for sweet potatoes with you. Michael Greger, MD, Physician and New York Times bestseller, explains that “boiling sweet potatoes help to thin out the cell walls and gelatinize the starch, which may enhance the bioavailability of nutrients.” How much water you need depends on how many sweet potatoes you want to cook, but you want them to have at least an inch of water above them.
Also known as ‘sugaring,’ sugar waxing is an alternative method of hair removal to the hot wax or waxing strips you may be familiar with. So while you can still use hot wax and wax strips at home, sugar waxing is becoming more preferable alternative, as it’s: This is because traditional waxing adheres to the skin, while sugar waxing adheres only to the hair. Take your ball of sugar wax and start at the bottom of the area where you are removing hair; press the ball into the skin, going against the direction the hair grows.
If you want to make your DIY disinfectant spray as effective as possible against germs, it is essential to make sure you get the right alcohol concentration. You can dilute alcohol with water, but be sure to keep an alcohol concentration of around 70%’. The University of Maryland Medical System says, “Use a solution of 70 percent isopropyl alcohol and 30 water, as recommended by the CDC.” In other words, if you have 70% isopropyl alcohol, the remaining 30% of what is in that bottle is already water—that is ideal.