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10 simple home remedies
for anti aging
Aging is something that every one has to face, but what’s
important is to age gracefully.
Here are a few simple home remedies you can try out by
yourself to keep looking fresh, youthful and not show the
tell-tale sign of aging:
• In order to get that radiant look, grate raw coconut and
squeeze milk out of it. Apply this milk on your face and it
will give your skin a glowing effect.
• Avocado really helps to give you a young and fresh look
because of its oily nature. Simply apply either the pulp or
slices of avocado on your face and you skin will get that
• Buy castor oil and apply this on your skin, to soften your
skin and remove wrinkles.
• Marks and pigments on the skin can be removed by rubbing
raw potato on areas having marks or pigments. Many of us
suffer from pimples and blackheads and they really mar
facial appearance. With age these problems worsen your
appearance. A simple home made remedy for this is applying a
mixture that’s made up of equal quantities of glycerine,
lime juice and rose water on the skin before going to sleep.
It’s quite effective!
• Heavy work really tells on your eyes and with age they get
wrinkles and look very tired. Counter this by applying best
quality bee’s honey around the skin of your eyes.
• Lemons are not just useful to quench you thirst during the
summer you can use them as part of your beauty treatment as
well. Just applying a few drops of lemon juice on your face
can help remove blemishes and age spots as well.
• The oldest remedy to reducing wrinkles on the face is to
drink plenty of water. It makes a difference and it shows!
• Sugar cane juice when combined with turmeric powder gives
you a paste that’s quite effective in controlling wrinkles
and prevents the skin from aging.
• Cut off the core of a pineapple and rub this core on your
face. Leave your face to dry for 10-15 minutes. This method
is very effective in removing the first signs of wrinkles.
• Certain essential oils are very helpful in reducing
wrinkles. Take drops of oils such as sandalwood, geranium,
rosewood, rose jasmine, neroli, and frankincense. Mix these
oils with primrose oil or some other oils which you feel you
can use as a base oil to make a natural anti wrinkle lotion.
The benefits of using home-made remedies are such that they
won’t cost you too much. It’s not like going to a beauty
salon or seeing a skin specialist, using costly cosmetics to
look good. Home-made remedies save your time and money, plus
they are quite effective.
Regularly applying home-made mixes will give you that
youthful appearance you always been craving for and you
don’t have to spend to much of time in doing them. Just
allot a couple of minutes each day for your face treatment
and in a few month you will see the difference.
Home Automation for the Older
Improving mobility in the elderly
Impaired mobility is a major health concern for older
adults, affecting fifty percent of people over 85 and at
least a quarter of those over 75. As adults lose the ability
to walk, to climb stairs, and to rise from a chair, they
become completely disabled. The problem cannot be ignored
because people over 65 constitute the fastest growing
segment of the population.
Therapy designed to improve mobility in elderly patients is
usually built around diagnosing and treating specific
impairments, such as reduced strength or poor balance. It is
appropriate to compare older adults seeking to improve their
mobility to athletes seeking to improve their split times.
People in both groups perform best when they measure their
progress and work toward specific goals related to strength, aerobic
capacity, and other physical qualities. Someone
attempting to improve an older adult’s mobility must decide
what impairments to focus on, and in many cases, there is
little scientific evidence to justify any of the options.
Today, many caregivers choose to focus on leg strength and
balance. New research suggests that limb velocity and core
also be important factors in mobility.
The family is one of the most important providers for the
elderly. In fact, the majority of caregivers for the elderly
are often members of their own family, most often a daughter
or a granddaughter. Family and friends can provide a home
(i.e. have elderly relatives live with them) help with money
and meet social needs by visiting, taking them out on trips,
In almost all cases of declaring elderly persons mentally or
physically incompetent to adequately take care of
themselves, in some countries state laws require that a
minimum of two doctors, or other health professionals, vouch
for such incompetent behavior. Only then can legal
supervision by a loved one or caretaker be initiated,
including power of attorney, guardianship and
conservatorship. If doctoral corroboration cannot be
obtained by interested parties, then other proof must be
proffered to support the case for incompetence, including
outstanding bills and financial debt, or substandard living
conditions that would be deemed unsafe or hazardous to the