#GoodIdeas: Three Easy Tips To Improve Your Everyday Life

Many of your daily problems can be easily solved if you follow these three DIY tips

Team RD Updated: Aug 7, 2019 17:14:23 IST
#GoodIdeas: Three Easy Tips To Improve Your Everyday Life Use fresh papaya pulp as a mask (Image courtesy Indiapicture)

No more chemical detergents

A lot of people experience skin irritation as a result of regular use of fabric detergents. Here’s an easy fix: Use powdered reetha, a natural soap and effective cleaning agent, instead. To remove stains and yellowing, use white vinegar.


Fight the bite

Most commercially available mosquito repellents have deet (diethyltolua­mide) that can damage brain cells and cause behavioural changes. Switch to neem oil that is said to be more effective than deet, by the US National Research Council as well as the Indian Malaria Institute. Neem leaves, when crushed and rubbed on the skin, help repel mosquitoes too.


Skin Feed

The next time you cut papaya, don’t discard the fleshy part just under the peel. It contains an enzyme called papain, which gently removes dead skin cells, decongesting clogged pores. You can also blend fresh papaya chunks and use the pulp as a mask or rub the inside of the papaya peel on your face and rinse off with tepid water after 15–20 minutes.


Collated from articles previously published in Prevention magazine
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