Top 3 Natural Remedies For Dating Disasters

top 3 natural remedies for embarrassing date killers

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At some point in your dating career you had an embarrassing hygiene moment. Even if you don't think you have, chances are you did but weren't aware of it.  

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Appearance is critical to that first impression...

While wearing clean and neat clothes is an important part of the self-grooming process, there are a couple of other aspects that can greatly impact your looks. What if you weren’t able to get rid of bad breath, despite your attempts to brush your teeth regularly, and use mouthwash?

Or what if you couldn’t prevent those ugly, swollen pimples from ruining the softness of your face?

And what if dandruff was part of the picture, although you washed your hair every few days?

​To help you eliminate these 3 common issues from your life, and finally look – and smell – your best to impress your date, we’ll show you a few efficient remedies with scientifically-proven results.

Effective Remedies for Bad Breath​

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a condition that affects up to 50 percent(1) of the world’s population. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, the foul odor generated by this condition originates from the mouth, throat, and tonsils.

Bad breath is typically produced by the bacteria living in your mouth, which naturally occur in your oral environment as they assist your digestion by breaking down proteins into amino acids.

Here are 3 proven ways to prevent bad breath:​

1

Rinse Your Mouth with Cinnamon

cinnamon helps with bad breath

Cinnamon is extremely rich in cinnamic aldehyde (2), a type of essential oil that can cover the bad smell of your breath while also reducing the amount of bacteria in your mouth. To use it, boil one teaspoon of cinnamon in a cup of water, then strain the solution and use it as mouthwash. Your breath will start smelling spicy, which will most definitely make your date find you interesting and attractive.

2

Rinse Your Mouth with Green Tea

Green tea is a common choice for people who want to lose weight, and add a plus of antioxidants to their nutrition. According to a 2008 study(3), green tea can successfully reduce bad breath due to its disinfectant and deodorant activities, leaving your mouth smell fresh. Rinse your mouth with concentrated green tea once or twice per day, depending on how frequently bad breath is an issue.

3

Brush Your Teeth with Baking Soda

The bad breath bacteria in your mouth thrive in an acidic environment, which produces a foul odor that worsens as they keep breaking down proteins. Neutralize the acidic environment in your mouth by brushing your teeth with baking soda occasionally. Dip your toothbrush in a bit of baking soda, and brush your teeth as usually for a couple of minutes. This will help eliminate the bacteria, and successfully reduce the foul odor in your mouth.

Effective Remedies for Pimples

​A study published in the Journal of Women's Health in 2012(4) found that acne is a common issue that affects nearly 50 percent of women between 21 to 30 years, 25 percent of women ages 31 to 40, and 12 percent of women between 41 to 50 years.

When your pores are clogged with makeup products, dirt, and excessive oils produced by the glands at skin level, pimple unavoidably form. At the same time, having an unhealthy diet can contribute to toxin buildup within your body, causing acne to show up.

Here are 3 natural ways to help stop pimples:​

1

Apply Aloe Vera Externally

use aloe vera to get rid of pimples

Know for its numerous properties, aloe vera constitutes a great way to finally get rid of those ugly pimples that ruin the beauty of your complexion.

A study effectuated in 2014 (5) has shown that applying aloe vera topically can effectively reduce the prevalence of acne, especially since it has powerful antibacterial, antiseptic, and disinfectant properties that will keep your skin clean.

When pimples show up, reduce the redness and inflammation by applying the gel from within a leaf of this plant.

2

Use Tea Tree Oil

There have been many studies effectuated in order to prove the efficiency of tea tree oil for removing pimples. Tea tree oil has powerful antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties, which can quell inflammation in the skin cells, and also help you get rid of acne-causing bacteria.

If you can’t afford buying it as is, you can opt for using specific soaps, skin lotions, and other topical solutions that contain between 5 and 15 percent tea tree oil based on how severe your acne is.

3

Apply Green Tea Bags

The potency of green tea doesn't limit to helping one reduce bad breath. Not surprisingly though, a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology (6) has proven that green tea can successfully reduce the amount of sebum sebaceous glands produce, and also eliminate bacteria, which brings a substantial contribution to treating acne.

Make concentrated green tea, and apply them directly on the pimples to reduce their swelling, redness, and inflammation. Alternatively, you can use green tea as a toner or serum in the morning, as it will help you unclog pores, and moisturize your skin.

Effective Remedies for Dandruff

If you’ve ever wondered what causes dandruff, scientists have a very simple answer: a yeast-like fungus. 

natural way to remove dandruff

Known as malassezia, this fungus can grow out of control, irritate the scalp, and form greasy clumps that are big enough to be observable to the naked eye. Once it shows up, washing your hair regularly becomes completely pointless and ineffective for removing it.

​Here are 3 remedies for removing dandruff:

1

Use Tea Tree Oil

tea tree oil helps with dandruff

Apparently, tea tree oil isn’t efficient only for pimples, but for dandruff as well.

A randomized single-blind study published in the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology (7) has proven that people who used a shampoo that contained 5 percent tea tree oil have experienced a reduction of 41 percent in dandruff.

If you can’t find a shampoo that contains this ingredient, you can buy the tea tree oil as is, and add a few drops in your normal shampoo.

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Rinse with Vinegar

Rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar can help you reduce dandruff by changing the pH of your scalp. Once this happens, the yeast causing dandruff will grow harder, reducing irritation substantially.

Mix a quarter cup apple cider vinegar with a quarter cup water, pour this mixture into a spray bottle, and use it twice a week before washing your hair.

3

Moisturize with Coconut Oil

coconut oil for dandruff

Coconut oil is commonly used in skin care treatments due to its powerful antibacterial properties. When it’s cold-pressed, its moisturizing action remains much stronger, which will help moisturize your scalp, fight the fungus, and finally get rid of dandruff.

Researchers of Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research (8) have found that using coconut oil can dramatically reduce the itchiness of scalp, moisturizing the skin at the same time. Massage your scalp with 3-5 tablespoons coconut oil, leave it there for about an hour, then wash your hair as you normally do. To make it extra potent, add 5-7 drops tea tree oil, and use this treatment every time you wash your hair.

Although there are many available drugs that can bring a small contribution to alleviating bad breath, pimples, and dandruff, most of them don't provide the same long-term results as homemade remedies. With proper care, and constant attention, you should be able to keep your breath fresh, fight against acne, and get a dandruff-free scalp that won't cause you to wear hats to hide it.

​Sources:

  1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1570844/
  2. ​http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4003790/#B13
  3. ​http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18388413
  4. ​http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22171979
  5. ​http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23336746
  6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23096708?dopt=Abstract
  7. ​http://www.jaad.org/article/S0190-9622%2802%2900313-4/abstract
  8. http://www.ajpcr.com/Vol5Issue4/1232.pdf