Having beautiful skin
can be the first step to feeling beautiful. And what better way to beautify the
skin than giving it the proper care that it needs. Skin care is very important.
The function of the skin is so vast but the most important function is to
protect the internal parts of the body. It helps regulate the body’s
temperature and it protects people from harmful substances.
That is why it is very
important to care for. But caring for the skin is not just plainly washing it
with soap every day, it takes a little more effort than that. The first thing
to do when caring for the skin is to cleanse it. And the secret is to find a
cleanser that responds to. Since there are four types of skins, oily skin,
normal skin, dry skin, and sensitive skin, it is important to find a cleanser
that suits the right skin type.
When cleansing, make
sure to massage lightly to improve blood circulation. Massaging the during
cleansing can help improve and brighten up the skin. Avoid using regular bar
soaps too often since it has the tendency to be too dry. It removes the natural
oils in and could change the PH levels of the skin. Also, do not cleanse too
much. Washing in the morning with lukewarm water and at night will suffice.
Use a loofah to remove
dead skin cells and improve the blood circulation but do it moderately to avoid
making the skin looking dull and dry. The next step is to exfoliate. This is
the step that most people skip because they think that it is not important.
Little do they know that proper exfoliation ill certainly make a big
Some ways to exfoliate
is to use microdermabrasion, chemical peels …
Bean is a common name
applied to large seeds of several genera of family Fabaceae used for human as
well as animal consumption. The green, young pods of bean plants are often
consumed as raw or cooked. They are known as green beans when unripe. The term bean
is generally used for the broad bean but later on it was expanded to include
members belonging to the genus Phaseolus as well as Vigna. The term is now
applied to many other plants also for example soybeans, peas, lentils,
chickpeas (garbanzos), vetches, and lupins.
Beans are one of the
oldest plants known in cultivation since times immemorial. Broad beans were
earlier cultivated in Afghanistan and Himalayan foothills. Common bean is known
in cultivation for about six thousand years in America. About 4,000 cultivated
varieties are known from America alone. The common varieties of bean include
broad bean, moth bean, urad bean, mung bean, rice bean and cowpea. Some
varieties of bean especially the red and kidney beans contain a toxin that must
be destroyed before cooking.
The recommended method
adopted for these beans is to boil them for ten minutes as the undercooked
beans are more harmful than the raw ones. Fermentation is often employed in
many parts of Africa as it improves the nutritional value of beans by removing
toxins. Inexpensive fermentation improves the nutritional value of the flour of
beans and hence enhances digestibility as shown in a study carried out at Addis
Ababa University. They are a major source of protein in Kenya, Malawi,
Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
significant amounts of fiber and soluble fiber. One cup of cooked beans
provides about 9-13 grams of fiber. Soluble fiber helps to lower the
cholesterol level. They also contain high levels of protein, complex
carbohydrates, folate, …