Apple vinegar is multipurpose

apple vinegar


Some people know it as an ingredient to dress our salads, but apple vinegar has recently gained popularity for its properties. It eases health problems and makes you lose weight.

This is why I have taken the responsibility to inform you some of the benefits that this vinegar has if we add it to our  diets.

How to drink it?

It turns out that the acetic acid that this vinegar contains reduces body fat. It is recommended that you drink it in fast, diluting 2 spoons in a glass of water.

If you drink it at night, we would be helping our body regulate glucose level in our blood. The potassium of the vinegar helps in the control of the blood pressure, and pectin helps absorb fat and cholesterol.

Apple vinegar properties are amazing!

Not only does it have antiseptic and antibacterial properties, but also it helps restoring the acid cloak of our skin. Prepare a mask out of clay and apple vinegar so you can eliminate the toxins that cause acne.

I personally love this product, because it has several benefits not only to improve your health but also your beauty.


10 side effects of birth control pills you must know

birth control pills


If you are taking birth control pills, either because they were prescribed to deal with polycystic ovary syndrome, or you just want to avoid getting pregnant. It is important to know what are the side effects those pills have on our body.

Birth control pills have micro-dose of hormones that make changes in our bodies, and they prevent our eggs of being fertilized. Taking them doesn’t imply one is infertile but imply the possibility of getting pregnant even while taking them.

Nevertheless, there are other effects that our body goes through that are completely normal when taking these pills. Don’t be afraid! Knowing the symptoms can determine that the cause are a side effect of the pills.

It is important to state that each body reacts differently and that some of these symptoms might or might not ever happen to you.

  • Nausea and headache: New estrogen levels start hormonal anomalies the first 3 months, these include nausea and a slight headache.
  • Swelling and bosom’s hyper sensibility: This might go on for as long as 18 months after having taken the pills. It is a matter of hormones: the increase of water retention and bosom’s hyper sensibility.
  • Mood swings: Depression, anxiety, insomnia… These are some of the mood swings that your body can go through due to the change of hormones in your body. Some women are even in a better mood.
  • Polyphagia: is excessive hunger or increased appetite. When you are told that birth control pills fatten you, it is because they cause anxiety and increase appetite, due to the alteration of the estrogen and progesterone levels.
  • Urinary tract infections:The hormonal change might cause urinary infections.
  • Appearance of spots in the face: It happens to very few people, but there is a possibility that it happens. Change the birth control method and you will see how they will disappear.
  • Reduction of Dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps): Period is regulated, it is shorter and lighter, so it becomes less painful. This is one of the reasons why people with  polycystic ovary are recommended birth control pills.
  • Acne!: No way. Acne appears because of the increase of androgen (male sex hormone). Birth control pills have a high load of female sex hormones to fight back this effect and the also decrease acne. BEWARE: there are people who go through the opposite, and hormone instability generates more acne than expected.
  • Softer and brighter hair: Hormones have a positive impact on our hair… Magic! They make it grow healthier, brighter and renewed.
  • Softer and brighter skin: It gets prettier, brighter and soft when touched.

Taking birth control pills is unnatural to our bodies, though taking them has a positive and a negative side. What has been your experience with the pills?

REMEMBER: Birth control pills are a mechanism against pregnancy, they don’t prevent you from catching a STD. Use protection!


10 efectos secundarios de las pastillas anticonceptivas que debes conocer

pastillas anticonceptivas


Si estás tomando pastillas anticonceptivas, ya sea porque te lo recetó el ginecólogo para tratar los ovarios poliquísticos, o porque estés protegiéndote de un embarazo no deseado, es importante saber cuáles son los efectos secundarios que tienen las pastillas anticonceptivas en nuestro organismo.

Las pastillas anticonceptivas tienen micro-dosis de hormonas que van haciendo cambios en tu cuerpo, y que protege a nuestros óvulos de la fecundación. El uso de las mismas no supone la infertilidad, sino la imposibilidad de quedar embaraza mientras se están tomando las pastillas.

Sin embargo, existen efectos alternos que sufre nuestro cuerpo, y que son completamente normales al tomar pastillas de este tipo. ¡No te asustes! Conocer los síntomas puede determinar que la causa son en efecto las pastillas anticonceptivas.

Es importante comentar que cada cuerpo reacciona diferente, y que algunos de estos síntomas pueden o no estarte pasando a ti.

  • Náuseas y dolor de cabeza: Los nuevos niveles de estrógeno generarán desordenes hormonales los 3 primeros meses, lo cual puede producir náuseas y dolor de cabeza leve.
  • Hinchazón y sensibilidad en los senos: Esto puede extenderse hasta 18 meses luego de haber comenzado a tomar las pastillas anticonceptivas. Es todo una cuestión de hormonas, el aumento de la retención de líquidos y la hipersensibilidad de los senos.
  • Cambios de humor: Depresión, ansiedad, insomnio… Estas son algunos de los cambios que puede experimentar tu humor por el cambio hormonal en el cuerpo. Algunas mujeres tienen una mejora notable en el humor.
  • Mayor apetito: Cuando te dicen que las pastillas anticonceptivas engordan, es porque te causan ansiedad y mayor apetito, debido a la alteración de los niveles de estrógeno y progesterona.
  • Infecciones urinarias: El cambio hormonal podría producir infecciones urinarias.
  • Aparición de manchas en la cara: Le sucede a pocas personas, pero existe la posibilidad de que ocurra. La solución es cambiar el método anticonceptivo y verás cómo se irán de tu piel.
  • Reducción de los cólicos menstruales: El período se regula, es más corto y más ligero, por lo que también se vuelve menos doloroso. Esta es una de las razones por las que se recomiendan las pastillas anticonceptivas a personas con ovarios poliquísticos.
  • ¡Acné!: Nada que ver. El acné aparece por el aumento del andrógeno (hormona masculina). Las pastillas tienen una carga alta de hormonas femeninas que contrarresta este efecto y disminuye la aparición de acné. OJO: hay personas que sufren el efecto contrario, y el descontrol hormonal genera más acné del que se esperaban.
  • Cabello más suave y brillante: Las hormonas tienen un gran beneficio para nuestro cabello… ¡es como magia! Lo hacen crecer más saludable, brillante y renovado
  • Igual con nuestra piel: Se pone más hermosa, más brillante y suave al tacto.

Aunque las pastillas anticonceptivas suponen algo fuera del funcionamiento natural de nuestro cuerpo, tomarlas tiene un lado positivo y un lado negativo. ¿Cuál ha sido tu experiencia con las pastillas?

NOTA: Recuerda que las pastillas anticonceptivas son un mecanismo de control natal, más no funcionan para protegerte de enfermedades de transmisión sexual ¡Protégete!


6 Natural remedies to get rid of acne



Oh my God! What's this huge volcano right on my forehead?!

Just when it seemed like something you beat and forgot about during those teenage years, well, it came back, there are many factors associated to having those horrible pimples on our skin and this is why today I want to give you some great natural remedies to get rid of acne once and for all and have a great looking face!

6 Natural remedies to get rid of acne

  1. Mix 1/2 cup of milk and 3 tbsp of oatmeal, shake until smooth, let it cool down before applying it on your face for 15 minutes.
  2. Apply a paste made of baking soda mixed with vinegar diluted in apple cider, and then rinse it off with clean water.
  3. Mix 7 drops of tea tree oils, 7 tablespoon of rosewood and 5 tbsp of lavender and apply this mixture with a gauze on previously cleansed skin with mild soap, without color or aroma. Do this 2-4 times daily on acne pimples.
  4. Place 1 tablespoon of comfrey leaves or roots in a cup of boiling water. Cover and let it stand for 5 minutes. Strain and drink 3 cups a day. Comfrey contains allantoin which is credited with healing properties to eliminate many skin conditions.
  5. Combine equal parts burdock root with sarsaparilla, guayabo crust and dandelion root. Then, place 1 tablespoon of the mixture in 1 cup of water. Boil for about 5 minutes and let it rest for 10 minutes. Take one cup a day.
  6. Peel an orange and let the skin marinate an entire day on water. At night, scratch this skin and mix it with 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt and 2 tablespoons oatmeal until smooth paste. Apply it as a mask on the face for 15 minutes. Make this mask 2 times a week.

So, if you want to get rid of acne, use any of this natural remedies and get rid of it once and for all!


Instant Oatmeal acne mask you need to try



Why me, why me why me?! Why do all these terrible pimples got to be all over my face?! I've heard that a couple times from some friends. No body like them, specially when you're stressed out and it seems like there's nothing you can do to prevent them to come out of your face.


That's why I'll give a great homemade recipe for an instant oatmeal acne mask! Get your face cleaned up and looking great.

Instant Oatmeal acne mask

You actually can use instant oatmeal for this mask if you’d like—just make sure it doesn’t have any flavoring and other additives. (If you’re not sure, get plain oats). Cooked oatmeal is good for treating inflammation and skin redness.

You can also use colloidal oatmeal (oatmeal ground to a fine flour). Oatmeal flakes are better for homemade exfoliating scrubs.


Cook one serving of oatmeal. Allow to cool (you can also use it slightly warm, but never hot). Apply to the affected areas. Leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with cool water.

Remember to keep your face clean, don't forget to go to bed without washing your face or with make up still on.

So, if you want to have your face free of those pimples, try these oatmeal acne mask and say goodbye to those days!