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Health and Beauty Benefits of Nutmeg

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Health and Beauty Benefits of NutmegMost people are familiar with nutmeg as a common kitchen spice. However, few people realize that its benefits go far beyond making tasty treats. Nutmeg is also has potent benefits for health and beauty. Here are just a few of the things you can try it for.

Tooth Pain

If you’re experiencing tooth pain, it’s strongly advised that you see your dentist. However, you can’t always get to the dentist right away. In that case, you can temporarily control the pain by placing some nutmeg oil or powder on the affected tooth. Eugenol, a substance also found in cloves, will numb the area for a time. This can keep you more comfortable until you can make a dentist appointment.

Even Complexion

Are you looking for a natural, inexpensive way to enhance your complexion? If so, just combine honey and powdered nutmeg into a paste and rub it gently onto your skin. Within days, you’ll notice a clearer complexion and reduced appearance of acne scars. Furthermore, nutmeg contains powerful antiseptic properties that can help prevent additional breakouts caused by bacteria.

Preventing Tooth Decay

Clear skin isn’t the only thing nutmeg’s antiseptic properties are good for. It can also help prevent tooth decay through the same action. Eugenol is highly toxic to the harmful oral bacteria that eat away at tooth enamel, which is why it’s so often added to toothpastes. However, you can get the same effect just by sprinkling a little nutmeg powder onto your toothbrush during your regular brushing routine.

Digestive Aid

You’ve enjoyed a big meal of pizza with drinks and dessert, and now you’re bloated and it feels like your dinner is just sitting in your stomach. This happens to everyone occasionally, especially when overindulgence in unhealthy foods is involved. Fortunately, nutmeg offers an easy and delicious solution to these problems. The spice has been used for thousands of years as a digestive tonic to relieve gas, indigestion, bloating and heartburn. One easy way to use nutmeg for this purpose is to steep a quarter teaspoon of the powder in a cup of hot water and drink it as a tea.

Nail Fungus

Nail fungus is a common problem that affects millions of people, but that doesn’t make it any less embarrassing or unsightly. Furthermore, these fungal infections can be notoriously difficult to treat, and many over-the-counter drugs have unreliable effects. If you’ve tried other treatments only to have them fail, give nutmeg a try. It contains a number of potent antifungal compounds that can help thwart stubborn nail fungus.

With all of the things nutmeg can do, it’s no wonder that it’s long been one of the world’s most prized spices. Try adding it to your daily health regimen and beauty routine to take advantage of its numerous benefits.

Complement bright lipstick with a pearly white smile

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Complement bright lipstick with a pearly-white smile

You already know that neon lipstick is one of the hottest lipstick colors – but do you know all about the tricks you can use to pull off this look? While matching the lip color to your outfit and face makeup is certainly important, one of the most effective things you can do to set off your bright lips is to make sure your teeth are an equally brilliant shade of white.

Not much will complement neon hues more than a pearly white teeth, and you can achieve this by investing in teeth whitening systems designed to give you all the tools you need to feel confident in your smile. Before you try one of the gels, rinses or whitening toothpastes, there are a few things you should know.

For one, there’s a difference between surface whiteners and teeth bleaches. Bleaches actually change the color of the tooth and should be done in a dentist’s office with proper supervision. Although store-bought versions of this are out there, you should still talk to a dentist before using them in case there are any concerns about your teeth.

Surface whiteners, however, only remove stains from the tooth surface and are typically available in gels or pastes that can be used as part of a home care system with ease.

Fixing a wine-stained pout

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Red wine can wreak havoc on your smile!If you're a wine drinker, you're probably familiar with the way red wine tends to stain your mouth. The tannins that come from the grape skins are the culprit. Luckily, there are a few ways you can fix the red teeth, lips and tongue problem.

If you're out to dinner, Cosmopolitan magazine suggests asking the waiter for a slice of lemon. Take that and a bit of table salt into the bathroom, then rub the lemon and salt over your teeth. The acids and salt will scrub the stains right off, and the lemon will even freshen your breath!

You could also use a product like GoSMILE – TOUCH UP Mini (pear-licious) to freshen up your teeth and whiten at the same time. The best part is that these will fit right into your purse, so you can touch up your smile anywhere.

To remove stains from your lips, rub them with a damp washcloth to exfoliate. Then, use a lipstick like Paula Dorf – Lip Color to hide the evidence. No one will be able to tell that you've been indulging in vino.

Preventing the dreaded lipstick teeth

Friday, January 20th, 2012

There's nothing worse than getting lipstick on your teeth!More than likely, you've seen at least one unfortunate soul walking around with bright red lipstick on her teeth. Whether you told her about the slip-up is irrelevant, but you probably made a note to yourself never to fall victim to this lipstick-teeth phenomenon. But now that red lipstick is a total beauty "do," how do you prevent it from happening?

According to Cosmopolitan magazine, red lipsticks normally have more pigment than lighter shades, and the contrast between white teeth is more dramatic. To keep your grin from wearing red, it helps to subdue the color. After you apply a lipstick like theBalm – Read My Lips Lipstick, blot it with a tissue.

Next, use a cotton swab to rub any pigment off of your teeth, then smear a bit of petroleum jelly on the other end of the stick and swipe it over your teeth. It will create a handy barrier that will protect your pearly whites and make your smile a bit glossier (just don't use a ton).

Red lipstick can really highlight the color of your teeth, so make sure your white is up to par by using Supersmile – Travel Kit.

Easy tips to get a whiter smile

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

A whiter smile is easier to achieve than you think!Most women would jump at the chance to get a whiter smile, but not everyone has the time or money to spend on intense whitening treatments at the dentist. Instead of feeling self-conscious about a lackluster smile, there are a few ways you can incorporate whitening habits into your daily routine, recommended by Marie Claire magazine.

1. After every meal, swish water around in your mouth for 30 seconds. Doing so will prevent stains from food sticking to your teeth.

2. Eat raw fruits and vegetables with a bit of crunch. This will not only help to scrub the surface of your teeth, but it will produce extra saliva, which works to naturally whiten and clean your teeth.

3. Before brushing your teeth, use Supersmile – Whitening Floss to remove any food particles and discourage stains from forming in between your teeth.

4. Wear a smile-brightening lipstick, like ModelCo – Star Smile Teeth Whitener and Hydrating Lipstick. Blue undertones make your teeth appear whiter, but steer clear of orange, which could bring out yellow hues.

How to look fabulous at your high school reunion

Friday, November 4th, 2011

You should look amazing for your high school reunion!High school reunions are a great way to get in touch with your former classmates and see what’s going on in everyone’s lives. You can get reacquainted with your old friends and maybe even make a few new ones that you never would’ve expected. If you’re nervous about what you should wear or what people will think of the older you, there’s no need to worry. There are plenty of ways to ensure that you’ll look fabulous and younger for the big event. Here are a few from Allure magazine.

Amp up your eyes
Eyes are usually the feature that people notice first, so it’s important to make sure yours are giving off the right first impression. You want bright, wide-awake eyes that look young and vibrant. The key to pulling this off is by de-puffing them and eliminating dark circles on the day of the event. Use a cold compress or even a frozen bag of peas to cool down your lids for ten minutes, then use a product like Sothys – Active-Contour Age-Defying Cream (Eyes). It will reduce the depth of wrinkles and fine lines, and if you keep it in the fridge, it’ll have extra de-puffing powers. Afterwards, use Jane Iredale – Active Light Under-eye Concealer to hide dark circles and signs of fatigue without any creasing.

Steer clear of acne
Even if your high school days are over, that doesn’t mean that your acne has completely gone away. If you’re still prone to the occasional breakout, it’s important to take preventative measures before the event. Wash your face twice daily with a cleanser meant for acne-prone skin, and consider using a product with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid afterwards. If you already have a breakout close to the event, do some damage control by warming up your skin with a warm compress, like a damp washcloth, for several minutes. Once your pores have opened, use two clean Q-tips to press on either side of a pimple to get rid of it, then use a zit-sapping product on top before concealer.

Get a dewy glow
You don’t want to look drab and burned out or oily on the day of your reunion, so use a product like BABOR – Advanced Biogen Intensive Repair in the days leading up to the event. Your face will have a smoother texture immediately and the formula will help with any scarring, abrasions and excess oil. Make sure to use plenty of moisturizer, and a facial spritzer like GloMinerals – gloMoist Hydration Mist can give you a quick pick-me-up, even in the bathroom of the venue!

Whiten your smile
There’s nothing like yellowing teeth to make you look older, so turn up the brightness of your smile with a kit like Supersmile – Professional Whitening System (Large). You’ll have much more confidence without even having to step foot in the dentist’s office. To get rid of any stains, you may want to try using hydrogen peroxide. Just dip a washcloth in it, then use it to scrub stains from the surface of your teeth. GoSMILE – TOUCH UP Mini (pear-licious) can also help you get rid of stains from coffee or wine on the day of the reunion.

Shine up your hair
Dull, dry hair can make you look much older, so it’s important to pamper your locks before the big day so your tresses will be glowing along with your face. Use a luxurious masque like BORGHESE – Fango Active Mud for Hair and Scalp, which will give you plenty of body and moisture. When you’re styling, use a shine spray like Hamadi – Shea Spray to get soft, luscious hair that your girlfriends will be jealous of.

Keeping your teeth bright and stain-free

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Keep those chompers sparkling!If you're worried about a lackluster smile, have no fear. Plenty of teeth-whitening products, like Supersmile – Professional Whitening System, can gently and safely whiten your teeth 'til they're practically blinding! Once you've gotten a brighter smile, you will likely want to keep it that way, so be careful what you eat and how you treat your teeth to avoid re-staining them.

Dental care is important to maintain a healthy, white smile. Dentists recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing once a day to remove plaque. A whitening toothpaste will also help to remove stains and prevent yellowing. Not only will taking care of your teeth prevent stains, but you'll also keep them healthy and avoid cavities.

Brush or rinse your teeth immediately after eating or drinking foods that can potentially color your teeth permanently, like red wine, tea, berries and coffee. A straw can help your teeth avoid coming into contact with staining liquids.

Every so often, consider retouching your teeth with a whitening product. If you smoke or drink lots of stain-inducing beverages, you may need to re-whiten more often. As long as you keep up your dental hygiene, there's no reason why your pearly whites won't stay that way!

Which teeth-whitening products to avoid

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Which teeth-whitening products to avoidWe're confident most of you wouldn't douse your teeth in Clorox to attain the perfect shade of whiteness, but it's always useful to know what to look for in specially-formulated teeth-whitening systems.

"The at-home whitening systems that use peroxide are just as effective – but not as fast – as office treatments, which combine peroxide and a light or laser," according to "Avoid trays that were not created with a mold of your mouth – the peroxide can leak out and irritate your gums."

Beyond this, it's always a good idea to reach only for products that have been approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). You wouldn't want to take medicines or vitamins that hadn't passed safety standards, so why take risks with your teeth?

Lastly, it's important to stick to a product you find manageable. Strips and professional whitening systems are among the most effective do-it-yourself products, but many people prefer to whiten up in other ways – check out Supersmile Whitening Floss or Supersmile Professional Whitening Gum if you're curious.

Act now: You’ve still got time to flash a white smile for Valentine’s Day

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Act now: You've still got time to flash a white smile for Valentine's DayIf you've been fretting over the condition of your smile for the past couple weeks but haven't gotten up the motivation to do anything about it, you've actually got the perfect time-frame between now and Valentine's Day to whiten up your grin.

Lest you get complacent, however, you'll want to start immediately in order to fix up your smile for cupid's holiday, as two weeks is generally the minimum that's required for most teeth-whitening systems to work.

If you're feeling a bit short on time, try Supersmile Professional Whitening System – some may see results in as little as 10 days, and you barely have to take a minute out of your regular beauty routine to make it work. The accelerator and toothpaste work in tandem and the products can be used as a substitute for your regular teeth-cleaning regimen.

Those of you who are really on the go will love the convenience of Supersmile's Professional Whitening Gum. It's exactly what it sounds like – sugar-free gum that not only provides lasting whitening results, but promotes fresh breath and gum health as well.

Prepare for your wedding – while you sleep!

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Prepare for your wedding - while you sleep!While girls who are planning their weddings can often feel overwhelmed by massive to-do lists, there is one component that ladies should not neglect – their beauty routine! Not only will the bride be the center of attention on her big day, her look will be immortalized in the hundreds of wedding pictures taken throughout the celebration.

However, brides-to-be usually have their days filled with appointments with various vendors and professionals. Luckily, according to, there are a few beauty treatments that can be done while you sleep.

“Overnight’s the ideal time to do teeth-whitening treatments because you produce less saliva when sleeping, which means less fluid to wash away the active ingredients,” the news source reports. “You’ll also be less aware of any stinging sensations, which some people experience.”

Additionally, women can fight dry skin as they snooze. Before bedtime, apply a rich moisturizer, such as L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream, to your hands and feet and slip on a pair of thick socks and gloves. When you wake up, your skin will feel smooth and look flawless!