Friday, 27 October 2017

The Force Of Pull And Push; Traveling In The Speed Of Light


The Force Of Pull And Push; Traveling In The Speed Of Light

So all we've been doing so far as human is use a push force in all our kind of accelerations, we use it in our cars, in our planes, in our jets, in our ships and in our space rockets. Now while that is a good thing, its only one sided, meaning we're missing out on the other kind of force known as the pull force. Also called the magnetic force, what we need to learn is how to lock into this force that beats acceleration, beats gravity, this is a force that defies all the limitations we've been facing a humans, this is a force that revolutionize our transport system, space travel, multidimensional colonization. Now imagine a flat plate sitting on a table, let's also assume that you're a magician, and you were to use your magical powers to lift the plate from the table to the air, now you will notice in your demonstration your hand or fingers have to move up for the plate to move up, that's a clear magnetic pull, the plate is responding to the invincible magnetic pull from your hands, this is just a example assuming you're a magician or physic of some kind. But it shows beyond all reasonable doubt, that the force of pull is greater than the force of push. Look at the difference between fission and fusion, fission operates with the law of push, while fusion operates with the law of pull. Every planet has a magnetic field and even the atmosphere here on earth has magnetic fields, now if we can create a space vehicle that can lock into the pulling force of the magnetic field in our atmosphere and in space, all we will need is enough power to generate the locking of the magnetic field and the spaceship will instantly be pulled into space in the speed of light by the magnetic field in our atmosphere or those outside it. Now while in space, lets say we wanted to travel to mars, all we have to do is generate a lock into the magnetic field in mars, and boom! the magnetic field in mars pulls the spaceship in the speed of light to mars, all we need to do now is create that magnetic field locking device and also power devices capable of generating the energy need by the locking device to create a lock and it needs to be a very smart locking device, capable of locking all directions, up, down, front, back, right, left and all that there is e.t.c ... And we also need to create materials capable of withstanding the speed of light without going inflames as both the interiors and exteriors of these space ships... Now we have the technology to do almost everything we ever dreamt of, Now its time we travel in the speed of light...

I'm not driven by gains, i just want this world to be a better place and attain the highest of all height in civilization and i also want my name to be remembered and i want history to tell my story. This is all my heart desires... My name is Newage Abundance...!

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Aids to Africa Projected to Fall During Trump's Presidency

Kenya and Tanzania are among African countries likely to face a drop in foreign aid as the new US administration cuts spending to create room for increased infrastructure expenditure, according to a new report.
The report by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) says the Trump presidency raises the risk of the US rolling back development aid, thus affecting dependent countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The accountancy and finance body said that signs of an expansionary fiscal stance under the Trump administration, coupled with spending cuts to build dollar reserves for infrastructure development, are likely to lead to a decrease in aid to African countries.
"Aid is probably the main channel through which a change in US policy under a new president could impact Africa," states the fourth quarter (2016) report commissioned by ICAEW and produced by partner and forecaster Oxford Economics.
"Policymakers and businesses across the continent will be keen to see President-elect Trump's plans for development policies once he takes office," the report adds.
Donald Trump is expected to be formally inaugurated as the country's 45th president on January 20, 2017.
According to the report, and drawing on insights from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the US is sub-Saharan Africa's major donor in bilateral official aid, with over $9 billion distributed to the region to date.
It is followed by the United Kingdom, with just under $4 billion distributed, and France with just over $2 billion.
In terms of official development aid receipts in East Africa, Ethiopia received the largest amount at over $3.5 billion, followed by Kenya and Tanzania with over $2.5 billion each, and Uganda with over $1.5 billion.
Doing business
According to the report, the change in the US administration will also affect Africa's trade and investment prospects. It states that steady progress is being made in the continent's business environment, with Mauritius ranked 49th out of 190 countries globally in terms of the ease of doing business.
The World Bank's Doing Business 2017 report ranked Rwanda at position 56h, Morocco 68th, Botswana 71st and South Africa 74th. Oil giants Nigeria and Angola were ranked 169 and 182 respectively. According to the report, foreign direct investment inflows into Africa fell by 7 per cent to $54 billion in 2015, with decreasing flows to SSA offsetting larger inflows into North Africa.
Large inflows into Angola saw investment into the Southern African region increase by 2 per cent.
East Africa received $7.8 billion in FDI during 2015, a two per cent decrease from 2014; Central African receipts decreased by 36 per cent and West Africa by 18 per cent.
Increase in FDI
The region is expected to see an increase in net FDI in the coming years, with a 10 per cent rise expected in 2017. Tanzania is expected to attract considerable investor interest in the country's natural gas sector.
East Africa is Africa's fastest growing region and development prospects remain positive. Kenya's growth outlook has improved in recent months, with the tourism sector recovering from the effects of terror attacks and travel advisory warnings.
The Central Bank has also eased monetary policy in recent months.
Kenya's economic growth is projected to reach 5.9 per cent this year, before trending towards 7 per cent over the medium term.
Economic growth in Tanzania and Ethiopia is also expected to remain strong, with public investment supporting industry while favourable demographics stimulate the services sectors. In turn, Rwanda's economic prospects have deteriorated somewhat due to pressure on the country's external balances (mainly owing to lower mining exports), although GDP growth is still projected to exceed 6 per cent per annum over the medium term.
In Uganda, lower inflation and slightly slower growth have encouraged the central bank to ease monetary policy, with positive effects on the business environment. Infrastructure spending will be a major driver of growth in that country in the next few years.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

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Home Remedies for Tonsil Stones

If you often find yourself with bad breath and a sore throat at the same time, you may have tonsil stones.

These stones, are often caused by a buildup of mucus, bits of food and bacteria in the mouth. This is condition is somewhat rare, but can be quite perplexing for the patient. Some data suggests that more than five percent of those with tonsil issues may be experience this condition.

Tonsil stones are mostly calcium based formations. They are usually quite small, but can be painful. The tonsils end up with the stones, when the stones are formed in the mouth. Tonsils act as filters for the mouth and therefore end up collecting these stones.

There are several simple home remedies that can be used to treat these stones:

Gargle with salt water

One simple method for treating tonsil stones is to gargle with salt water. When you gargle, the salt water helps to wash out the stones and kill the bacteria they harbor. Since the bacteria causes bad breath, the salt water gargle also helps to neutralize the odor as it cleans the mouth.

Drinks lots of water

The simple act of drinking water can also help to clear the stones. Water flushes out the mouth and helps wash away the problematic stone particles and their foul smelling bacteria. By preventing a buildup of the stones by the act of drinking water, you can help clear the mouth of the troublesome stones. Drinking also flushes the tonsils, which act as strainers of the food and liquids we consume.

Cotton tipped pads  (aka swabs)

You can use cotton tipped pads (aka swabs) to gently clean the stones. You should do this in front of a reflective surface such as a mirror. However, please consider consulting your doctor before trying this method. Gently use the cotton tipped pads to loosen the stones from the tonsils. Then finish the procedure with a salt water or mouthwash gargle.

Use your toothbrush

It also may be possible to use a very soft toothbrush to loosen the stones. When you locate the stones, use a very action to dislodge the stones from the tonsils. Once the stones are mobile, you can wash them away with a gargle or mouthwash rinse.

Drink the juice of the lemon

The juice from a lemon can also be used to wash away tonsil stones. Use more than two tablespoons of the juice and mix it with warm water. Then proceed to gargle with the mixture. Make sure to focus your efforts around the tonsils. Rinse out the gargle and flush your mouth clean.

Using onions in raw form or cloves of the garlic plant

Itis possible to also treat the condition by chewing raw cloves or the garlic plant or bulbs of onions. It is well know that garlic fights bacteria. Onions also work in a similar fashion when they are raw. By chewing these bulbs in raw form, an individual can fight the bacteria residing in the tonsil stones. In addition, eating at least three onions day-to-day will also help fight the bacteria caused smell.

Yogurt which is not sweetened

Consuming yogurt that is not sweetened is also an effective remedy for the stones. The yogurt helps to remove the bacteria. Each time the yogurt is eaten the bacteria in the stones is countered. This type of yogurt consumption is very helpful when fighting this condition.

Juice of the lime

Just like lemons, limes also help to fight the bacteria promoted by the stones. Again, create a simple gargle of lime squeezed juice and rinse the affected region with the potion. The lime is sanitizing to the oral cavity and promotes cleaning of the bacteria on the stones.

A balanced diet and cleanly habits

A person suffering from the stones should consume a diet that is rich in probiotics and vitamins. Probiotic bacteria are good bacteria that are well equipped to fight the stones bad bacteria. A diet loaded with vegetables is not suitable for sustaining the troublesome stones.

In addition cleanly oral habits also help fight stone formation. Brush your teeth often. Floss regularly and rinse your mouth with mouthwash or a salt water gargle.

Medical Treatment Options

If these home remedies do not prove adequate to treat the condition, there are several medical options to explore with your doctor.

First, your doctor can conduct a simple test for the stones that involves swabbing the rear portion of your mouth. Your doctor will test for a number of possible causes including viral infections.

If your doctor finds that the stones warrant serious treatment, he or she may recommend the following:

    Antibiotics. Treating with antibiotics helps kill the bacteria in the tonsils. This treatment may be enough, or in many cases it is only temporary solution that requires further treatment.
    If the tonsils are severely infected your doctor may decide to remove them. The procedure, called a tonsillectomy completely removes the tonsils and therefore solves the problem.
    A new laser procedure called Cryptolysis is not also available. It is much less invasive and painful than old fashioned tonsil surgery. However the procedure is sometimes only a temporary solution since it does not completely remove the tonsils.

Only your doctor can recommend the best treatment for you. However keeping your mouth clean and practicing good oral cleanliness is something you can do on a daily basis to prevent this condition from reoccurring.


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Nance Fruit Home Remedies

Have you heard of Nance fruit? The fruit grows on bush like trees in small clusters. However the Nance bushes can reach more than 30 feet into the sky so they are not necessarily short in stature.

The growing habitat of the fruit ranges from tropical to arid grasslands. It requires little water to grow which makes it thrive in a wide range of climates. The fruit grows in Central America, Southern Mexico and Caribbean islands.

The yellowish skin of the fruit surrounds a code that is simply packed with vitamins and minerals. The juicy pulp of the fruit harbors an abundance of nutrients such as vitamin C, Vitamin E and vitamin K. There is also a large presence of riboflavin, thiamine, pantothenic acid, niacin, folate and manganese in the power packed bulbs.

Nance fruit is a great home remedy for a number of ailments. Here are a few:

    Constipation: The fibrous fruit is used to treat constipation.
    Pregnancy: Since the fruit is rich in folate in acts as a prenatal vitamin.
    Depression: The folate in the fruit also helps treat depression.
    Memory: Nance fruit improves memory and can help deter memory loss.
    Diarrhea: Nance bark treats diarrhea.
    Wounds: Wounds and rashes can also be treated with the bark.
    Wheezing: Nance is used locally in the communities where it is popular to address wheezing and other pulmonary diseases.
    Back Pain: The fruit helps relieve both fatigue and aching bones
    High Blood Pressure: Nance fruit helps create red blood cells and antibodies as well as lowering blood pressure.
    Osteoporosis: Teeth and bones can be strengthened by using the fruit.
    Heart Disease: Finally the fruit helps to reinforce the cardiac system


Nance fruit is shaped like a small sphere and has a very aromatic scent that does not compare to other fruits you may know. The taste of the fruit ranges from sweet to sour. You always know when a nance fruit is ripe, when it turns from green to striking yellow.

In some areas of central America, locals cook the fruit or just eat it fresh The fruit is also cooked with sugar and used a candy or as a sweet dessert.

In Panama, the nance fruit is a key ingredient of a sweet treat that is infused with sugar and flour called pesada de nance. Nance fruit is also crafted into candies. In Nicaragua the fruit is named nancite. The popular fruity bulbs used in raspados and mixed with ice.

There are many drinks also made with the versatile fruit. Many local carbonated drinks use the fruit as a base. Nance is also made into a Brazilian ice cream. In Mexico the fruit is pressed into a fresh squeezed juice that is tangy and frothy.

On the wild side, the fruit is used to create the fermented drink known as chicha. In Costa Rica Nance is crafted into a liqueur that is distinctive and original. Several varieties of fruit jellies and jams are also made from the fruit. The fruit is even used as a stuffing for meat.

The benefits from this spunky little fruit are fantastic! Consider including this power packed fruit in your diet.


Monday, 19 December 2016

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Foods to Remove from Your Diet to Avoid Inflammation

Inflammation is an essential part of the body’s healing system. It helps your body defend itself against foreign invaders and accelerates the healing process when you are injured or sick. But chronic, sustained inflammation can be extremely harmful to the body.

Chronic inflammation is linked to a wide range of health problems. They include acne, asthma, sinusitis, atherosclerosis, periodontitis, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel diseases, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, interstitial cystitis and even cancer.

Interestingly, the foods you eat can have a major effect on inflammation in your body. While some foods fight inflammation, there are some that actually can lead to inflammation.

Here are the some foods that make inflammation in your body worse.

1. Refined Carbohydrates

Anything made of refined carbohydrates, such as white bread, white rice, bagels, breakfast cereals and so on, can lead to inflammation in the body.

Refined flour does not have the slow-digesting fiber and nutrients, which means your body digests such foods quickly, leading to a spike in blood sugar. This in turn causes a pro-inflammatory response.

A 2008 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that high-glycemic index carbohydrates increase the activation of an inflammatory marker nuclear factor-kappaB in mononuclear cells of young, lean healthy subjects.

Another study published in 2010 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that older adults who consumed the highest amount of high-glycemic index foods were 2.9 times more likely to die of an inflammatory disease like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

A 2014 study published in Mediators of Inflammation reports that intake of excessive refined carbohydrates and scarce micronutrients increases inflammatory mediators and insulin resistance in prepubertal and pubertal obese children, independently of central adiposity.

Instead of refined carbohydrates, opt for high-fiber, unprocessed carbohydrates that are healthy. The best sources of these foods are oatmeal, quinoa, barley, brown rice and other whole grains.

2. Refined Sugar

Your regular table sugar can also cause harm because it supplies excess amounts of fructose, which can cause inflammation in the body. It is even linked to increased risk of conditions like metabolic syndrome and Type 2 diabetes.

A 2011 study published in PLOS ONE reports that sucrose counteracts the anti-inflammatory effect of fish oil in adipose tissue and increases obesity development in mice.

A 2014 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that sugar-sweetened soda consumption is associated with an increased risk among women of seropositive rheumatoid arthritis, which is an inflammatory disease.

A 2016 study published in Cancer Research reports that when mice were fed high-sucrose diets, they developed breast cancer that spread to their lungs. This is due to the inflammatory response to sugar.

When one talks about sugar, it is not just the refined sugar that you add to your tea or coffee. In fact, sugar-sweetened beverages like soft drinks, fruit drinks and punches as well as pastries, desserts and candies are some of the major sources of dietary sugar.

Instead of sugar, opt for natural sweeteners like stevia, honey or blackstrap molasses to flavor beverages and foods modestly.

3. Trans Fats

Trans fats increase the level of ‘bad’ cholesterol (low-density lipoproteins or LDL) in the body, while lowering the level of the ‘good’ cholesterol (high-density lipoproteins or HDL). At the same time, these harmful fats cause inflammation in the body.

Intake of trans fats can lead to high levels of inflammatory markers, such as interleukin 6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and C-reactive protein (CRP).

A 2004 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that dietary fatty acids can modulate markers of inflammation.

A 2005 study published in the Journal of Nutrition reports that consumption of trans fatty acids is related to plasma biomarkers of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction. The study suggests that higher intake of trans fatty acids could adversely affect endothelial function and increase the risk of cardiovascular problems.

Another study published in 2011 in the Journal of Lipid Research highlights the harmful effect of industrially produced trans fat on markers of systemic inflammation. Researchers found that in overweight, older women, partially hydrogenated soybean oil increased inflammation significantly more than palm and sunflower oil.

As trans fats are mostly found in deep-fried foods, fast foods and commercially baked goods, try to avoid them completely. Instead look for alternative products that contain no trans fats. Also, look for healthy oil options, such as olive oil or coconut oil. When purchasing processed or packed foods, steer clear of items that list “partially hydrogenated oil” as one of the ingredients.
 
4. Common Cooking Oils

Common vegetable cooking oils as well as seed oils used in many homes and restaurants are very high in omega-6 fatty acids and low in omega-3 fats. A diet consisting of a highly imbalanced omega-6 to omega-3 ratio promotes inflammation and leads to inflammatory diseases, such as heart disease and cancer.

This is one reason why such oils are considered pro-inflammatory agents.

A 2015 study published in International Urology and Nephrology highlights the influence of polyunsaturated fatty acids on urologic inflammation. The study says that pro-inflammatory mechanisms of omega-6 fatty acids are associated with disease progression, and emphasizes the importance of the optimal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids.

In a study published in 2016 in Lipids, rats who consumed an omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratio of 20:1 responded with much higher levels of inflammatory markers as compared to those who consumed a ratio of 1:1 or 5:1.

Change your cooking oil to extra-virgin olive oil and coconut oil to reap the anti-inflammatory benefits of omega-3s.

5. Red Meat & Processed Meat

Red and processed meats are also pro-inflammatory agents that you should avoid to reduce the risk of inflammatory diseases.

Red meat contains a molecule called Neu5Gc that humans don’t naturally produce. Once ingested, the body develops Neu5Gc antibodies that ultimately trigger a chronic inflammatory response.

A 2016 study by researchers at the University of California – Davis Health System and and Xiamen University School of Medicine notes that Neu5Gc, a non-human sialic acid sugar molecule common in red meat can contribute to chronic inflammation.

It is also a source of arachidonic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid that produces a number of inflammatory compounds.

Processed meat contains more advanced glycation end products (AGEs) than other meats. AGEs, which are known to cause inflammation, are formed by cooking meats at high temperatures.

A 2004 study published in Cardiovascular Research reports that AGEs are an important biochemical abnormality that accompanies diabetes mellitus and, likely, inflammation in general.

Another study published in 2014 in the journal Meat Science reports that red and processed meat consumption is associated with a higher incidence of colorectal cancer. Inflammation plays an important role in the development and progression of colorectal cancer.

Avoid red meats like beef, lamb and pork as well as processed meats like ham, sausage and salami.

6. Alcohol

Excess alcohol intake can cause a number of health problems, including some that may affect your joints. This is mainly because it is a pro-inflammatory agent.

It primarily causes inflammation of the esophagus, larynx (voice box) and liver. If not controlled in time, the chronic inflammation can lead to tumor growth and give rise to cancer.

A 2010 study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology reports that chronic alcohol use impairs not only gut and liver functions but also multi-organ interactions, leading to persistent, systemic inflammation and ultimately to organ damage.

Instead of alcohol, opt for a refreshing and thirst-quenching glass of pure, filtered water or a warm cup of green or ginger tea. If you do drink, limit your consumption to no more than one alcoholic drink a day.

7. Artificial Additives

Artificial food additives like monosodium glutamate (MSG) are pro-inflammatory agents as they trigger inflammatory responses.

MSG is commonly added to fast foods, soup mixes, and salad dressings as a flavour enhancing food additive. However, it not considered healthy as it triggers important pathways to chronic inflammation.

Similarly, artificial sweeteners are associated with joint pain and inflammation. They also increase the risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease.

Instead of artificial additives, switch to anti-inflammatory herbs and spices such as to flavour our food. Similarly, opt for natural sugar substitutes instead of the artificial ones.


Friday, 16 December 2016

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Anesthesia Technology Perfect For Rural East Africa

Surgery involving anesthesia always poses a risk to patients – regardless of whether the procedure itself is considered minor or major. These risks are compounded in rural settings, which frequently lack clinical resources required to ensure positive surgical outcomes, particularly if patients do not respond as expected.

Due to a lack of proper equipment and the ability to monitor physiological measurements, the mortality from general anesthesia is said to be as high as one in 150 in some regions of sub-Saharan Africa, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

In addition to a lack of medication and proper infrastructure, some communities also face significant challenges when it comes to the equipment required to monitor patients’ vital signs during surgery.

With these challenges in mind, GE developed the Carestation 30, which was designed specifically for use in areas that have limited medical resources and is now being reintroduced to East African countries such as Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

“The Carestation 30 is a very robust piece of equipment. It’s also small and slim enough to fit into  theaters in rural hospitals, which aren’t very big,” said Doreen Khasandi, Modality Manager at GE Healthcare Life Care Solutions Eastern Africa.

Blood oxygen levels (SpO₂) are  one of the most crucial indications for anaesthetics, as they indicate how  the patient’s organs are functioning during surgery, and accurate monitoring is a critical indicator, according to the WHO’s Surgical Safety Checklist. The Carestation 30 is  able to provide accurate ventilation and monitoring.

The Carestation 30 has an extended battery life of up to six hours, making it a useful addition to clinics which experience an erratic electricity supply.

“The machine is particularly good for rural  areas because if it breaks down, it is easy to give instructions on how to  fix it and the person doing the repair doesn’t have to be a technician. The  other good thing about this equipment is that it can handle a variety of  surgeries from minor ones to major operations such as open-heart surgery. Doctors who have used the machine appreciate the accuracy with which it  delivers the anesthesia,” said Khasandi.


Tuesday, 13 December 2016

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Home Remedies for Dry Skin

Dry and flaky skin is a common complaint in the winter time. Cold, dry winter air sucks the life out of silky, smooth skin. Other factors that contribute to dry skin include aging, nutritional deficiencies, and a genetic predisposition.

There are many lotions and moisturizers on the market to combat dry skin. But most of them come with a big price tag. Natural home remedies are not only cheap, but also quite effective in nourishing and hydrating dry skin back to a healthy state.

Here are the top 10 home remedies for dry skin.

1. Olive Oil
Olive oil contains many antioxidants and healthy fatty acids that are good for your skin. It can soothe and condition dry skin all over your body.

    Dab a thin layer of extra virgin olive oil under your regular moisturizer.
    About a half an hour before taking a shower, rub some olive oil on your hands, legs and other areas with dry skin and massage lightly. Take a shower and then apply a light moisturizer.
    Mix two tablespoons of olive oil, four tablespoons of fine brown sugar, and one tablespoon of honey. Rub this homemade scrub on your dry skin using light, circular motions for a few minutes. Take a shower and then apply a light moisturizer.

2. Milk Cream

The lactic acid present in milk cream helps exfoliate dry skin. The soothing nature of milk cream also helps preserve the skin’s delicate pH levels. Milk cream is also an excellent moisturizer.

    Mix a few drops of lemon juice, one teaspoon of milk and two teaspoons of milk cream. Rub it on your hands and legs. Leave it on for a while before you take a shower. Do this once daily.
    Add enough milk cream to three to four tablespoons of gram flour to make a thick paste. Apply the paste on your face, hands and legs. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Do this once daily.

3. Milk

Milk has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that greatly help get rid of dry and itchy skin. Plus, the lactic acid in milk exfoliates dead skin cells and increases the skin’s ability to retain moisture. Also, it helps lighten your complexion.

    Soak a washcloth in cold milk and put the cloth on your dry skin for five to seven minutes. Gently wash off the milk with another cloth soaked in lukewarm water. This way this natural moisturizer will remain on your skin. Do this every other day.
    Add a few drops of rose water to four tablespoons of milk. Rub this solution all over your body. Leave it on for 10 minutes and wash your body with cold water. Follow this remedy twice daily.

4. Honey

Honey is considered one of the best natural moisturizers loaded with antioxidant, antimicrobial, and humectant properties.

Thus, it helps lock in moisture to make your skin extra soft and smooth. Plus, honey has many essential vitamins and minerals that help improve your skin’s health.

    Before taking a bath or shower, rub honey all over your body and leave it on for five to 10 minutes. Repeat daily to enjoy well-moisturized skin.
    Measure out equal parts of unprocessed honey, beeswax, and olive oil. Melt the beeswax in a small pan over low heat. Remove it from the heat and mix in the honey and then the olive oil. Apply this mixture all over your body and leave it on for 10 minutes. Then take a shower. Repeat daily or every other day.

5. Yogurt

Yogurt is an excellent skin-hydrating agent. Plus, its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help soothe dry and itchy skin.

Also, its lactic acid content helps get rid of any germs or bacteria that may cause dryness or itchiness.

    Apply fresh yogurt on your hands, face and legs and gently massaging it into your skin. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then take a bath or shower. The mild exfoliating action of yogurt will remove dry skin and leave your skin refreshed. Do this once daily.
    Mix one-half cup of yogurt and three tablespoons of mashed or blended papaya. Stir in a few drops each of honey and lemon juice. Apply it on your skin and leave it on for 10 minutes before washing it off with cold water. Do this once a week.

6. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is really good for treating dry skin. It has a good amount of fatty acids that make up for any loss of moisture from the skin.

    Liberally apply warm coconut oil all over your body before going to sleep. Wash it off in the morning. Do this daily to make your skin soft and smooth.
    Apply coconut oil on your dry skin after you take a bath or shower. When the skin is warm and supple from your bath, coconut oil is more readily absorbed. Do this daily.

7. Avocado
Avocado is packed with fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants that help improve skin from the inside. The high vitamin A content also helps in skin maintenance and repair to restore smooth and silky skin.

    Mash the pulp of an avocado into a smooth paste. Rub the paste all over your dry skin. Let it sit on your skin for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse it off with cold water. Repeat the process once daily.
    Mash one-half of a ripe avocado and stir in one-half cup of honey. Apply the mixture on your dry skin and let it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing it off. Apply this hydrating face mask once or twice a week. Do not use more often than that.
    You can also drink a glass of an avocado smoothie daily to increase your intake of healthy fats that will help keep your skin hydrated and moisturized.

8. Oatmeal
You can also use oatmeal to moisturize and relieve dry skin. The high protein content in oatmeal leaves a protective barrier on the skin, which prevents water loss and helps maintain moisture. Plus, it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that are good for the overall health of your skin.

    Pour one cup of plain oatmeal into your bathtub filled with warm water. Add a few drops of lavender oil. Soak in the bath water for 15 to 30 minutes. Enjoy this soothing bath once a week.
    Make a face mask by mixing one mashed ripe banana with one cup of ground oatmeal and then adding a little bit of lukewarm milk. Apply this smooth mixture on your dry skin and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse it off with cold water. Use this face mask once a week.

9. Almond Oil
Almond oil is an excellent source of vitamin E and, hence, is considered the best emollient and lubricator for dry skin. Also, its antioxidant property is good for your skin’s overall health. In addition, because this oil is non-greasy, it is easily absorbed in the skin.

    Gently warm up some pure almond oil. Massage your body lightly with the warm oil a half an hour before taking a shower. After your shower when your skin is still damp, apply some light moisturizer. Do this once daily.
    Drink a glass of warm milk mixed with one teaspoon of almond oil before going to bed. Repeat every night to enjoy healthier skin as well as sound sleep.

Note: Those who are allergic to almonds must not use the almond oil remedies.

10. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera has soothing, antiseptic and antifungal properties that can help combat dry, irritated skin and prevent flaking. This simple remedy will moisturize your skin and form a protective layer that will keep your skin free from any kind of impurities.

    Cut open a fresh aloe vera leaf and squeeze the gel out of it.
    Apply the gel on your dry skin. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
    Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
    Do this twice daily.

Try these easy remedies to relieve the discomfort that comes from dry skin and restore its natural soft, smooth texture.