how to get rid of itchy skin
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Do you have a remedy for itching skin? I am more than eight months pregnant and am having a lot of trouble sleeping at night, because my skin is too itchy. Please help.
Itchy skin is a very common complaint among pregnant women. During this stage, it is important to keep your body hydrated by drinking two litres of water a day and using rich moisturising lotions on the body. You may also apply a paste of oats powder mixed with rose water and yoghurt. Ensure that the paste is creamy to make it easy to apply on the body. When semi-dry, gently scrub off the mask and rinse with room temperature water. Avoid hot water altogether.
In one of your previous columns, you recommended onion juice to arrest hair fall. My question is: will using it make the hair stink? Is there anything else that can be added to the onion juice to keep it from smelling?
Keep the juice on for an hour, then oil your scalp or massage it with aloe vera gel. You can also opt for shampoo to clear any unpleasant odours from the scalp.
Thank you for your wonderful advice in the WKND magazine. I have been reading it for many years. I want to know if I can combine castor oil, coconut oil and almond oil for my hair. Is it good? Could you advise on what proportions I should use for each, if so?
The combination of these oils will make for a very nourishing treatment to thicken hair and give it healthy growth. Mix 1 tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil with ½ tablespoon almond oil and 1 teaspoon castor oil. Warm the oils together and massage into your scalp. Leave on overnight or shampoo off after a couple of hours.
I am a 15-year-old boy. I would like to quicken the growth of my facial hair. Kindly share some suggestions.
Pat six drops of rosemary oil on the face. Tap your face to activate blood circulation, as this will help activate hair growth too. It may also help to shave every alternate day.
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