Tuesday, 10 March 2015

9 Ways to Use Salt for Gorgeous Skin, Hair, Teeth, and Nails

Our bodies contain the same concentration of minerals and nutrients as sea water, so it’s no wonder that sea salt is a natural ally to balance, protect, and restore the body and skin.
One of the major differences between sea salt and ordinary salt is the mineral content: Sea salt is laden with minerals, including magnesium, calcium, sodium, and potassium, all of which play a key role in our skin's health, function, and cellular communication. 
Salt solutions are wonderful and inexpensive addition to your beauty regimens. Salt added to warm water can reduce dry skin, Salt and baking soda can be combined for a homemade mouthwash. In this article, you will see beauty tips and tricks that will help you stay relaxed and beautiful, without spending a fortune. 
Sit back and enjoy!

1. Balancing Mask
Both salt and honey have anti-inflammatory properties to soothe skin and calm breakouts and irritation. They also help to balance oil production and retain hydration in the layers of skin where it's needed most.
Try it: Mix two teaspoons sea salt (preferably finely ground) with four teaspoons raw honey to create a spreadable paste. Apply evenly to clean, dry skin, avoiding eye area. Let stand for 10 to 15 minutes. Before rinsing, soak a washcloth in very warm water, and gently wring out. Lay the warm washcloth on your face for 30 seconds. Use your fingers to gently exfoliate in a circular motion while rinsing your skin thoroughly with tepid water. Follow with your usual skin-care routine.
2. Oil-Sapping Facial Toner
Salt helps to cleanse pores deeply, balance oil production and thwart bacteria that can instigate breakouts and acne.
Try it: Mix one teaspoon sea salt with four ounces of warm water in small spray bottle until salt is dissolved. Mist on clean, dry skin, avoiding eyes. Use daily or twice daily.
3. Softening Body Scrub
Salt is a gentle natural exfoliate that sloughs off dead skin. It also has minerals to soften skin and restore hydration.
Try it: Mix a quarter-cup salt and a half-cup olive oil or softened coconut oil into a thick paste. If desired, add 10 drops of your favorite essential oil. Apply in the shower with a washcloth, loofah, or the palms of your hands, gently scrubbing your skin in a circular motion.
4. Rejuvenating Scrub
Salt is a skin-softening exfoliant that restores skin. Aloe vera hydrates, heals, and aids skin cell turnover, while lavender is a natural antiseptic that increases circulation.
Try it: Mix together a half-cup salt, a quarter-cup pure aloe vera juice or gel, a quarter-cup oil (your choice!), one tablespoon dried lavender flowers, and 10 drops essential oil of lavender. The resulting mixture should form a thick paste; if it's too dry, add a few extra drops of oil. Apply in the shower with a washcloth, loofah, or the palms of your hands, gently scrubbing your skin in a circular motion.
5. Relaxing Salt Bath
Salt absorbs dirt, grime, and toxins and cleanses your skin's pores deeply. Salt's mineral content helps restore the protective barrier in skin and helps it hold hydration. You may notice that your skin won't wrinkle or prune after a good, long soak in salted water, which is evidence that a salt bath helps your skin retain its moisture. The magnesium in sea salt may also help reduce water retention (i.e., bloating) in the body.
Try it: Add one-third cup salt to a tub filled with warm water, and swish to dissolve the salt. Soak for 15 to 30 minutes.
6. Anti-Dandruff Scalp Treatment
Salt helps loosen and remove existing flakes while stimulating circulation for a healthy scalp. The ingredient also absorbs excess oil and moisture to prevent fungal growth and inhibit the root of dandruff.
Try it: Part your hair a few times, and sprinkle one to two teaspoons of salt on your scalp. Using wet fingers, massage your scalp gently and thoroughly for 10 to 15 minutes (if you can recruit someone to do this for you, it is very relaxing!). Wash and condition your hair with your favorite products. The results will be immediate.
7. Teeth Whitener
Salt and baking soda are both gentle abrasives that will help remove stains and brighten teeth. Salt also contains a natural source of fluoride, which is a bonus for your teeth and gums.
Try it: Mix one teaspoon salt and two teaspoons baking powder. Dip a damp toothbrush in the mixture, and brush teeth normally. If the taste is too intense, try putting a dab of toothpaste on the brush before dipping it in the mixture.
8. Natural Mouth Wash
Salt acts as a disinfectant to kill the bacteria that can cause bad breath and gingivitis.
Try it: Mix together a half-teaspoon salt, a half-teaspoon baking soda, and a quarter-cup water until the salt dissolves. Swish the solution around in your mouth and between teeth. Spit, then rinse.
9. Nail Brightening Treatment
Salt softens cuticles and skin and strengthens nails. Baking soda and lemon work to reduce yellowing and stains for brighter, healthier-looking nails.
Try it: Mix one teaspoon salt, one teaspoon baking soda, one teaspoon lemon juice, and a half-cup warm water in a small bowl. Soak nails in the solution for 10 minutes, then scrub with a soft brush. Rinse hands, and moisturize.

12 Killed in Fresh Bomb Attack at Maiduguri Market

Twelve persons were killed in a fresh suicide bomb attack on Maiduguri Monday market, a member of the youth vigilante group, who does not want to be mentioned told ThisDay on phone.
He said 12 persons were injured and have been taken to a  hospital in the town for treatment.
He said: "The explosion was from a planted bomb at the crowded market."
Ibrahim said the incident happened about 4:30pm and sent fear to everyone in the market.
Monday market has witnessed about five explosion since the turn of 2015. The last was an attack on Saturday where the troubled market was attacked alongside another market and a motor park.
There was apprehension in the town as another bomb, which was yet to be detonated, was found less than a kilometre from Monday market at another market, Baban-Layin electronics market.

Robin Thicke & Pharell ordered to pay $7.3 million for copying Marvin Gaye's song "Blurred Lines"

A jury has ruled that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied Marvin Gaye with their song Blurred Lines - ordering the pair to pay $7.3m to the late Marvin Gaye's family. 

Gaye's children sued the pair over the song, saying they copied their father’s 1977 hit "Got To Give It Up". 

#SayNoToRape: Nigerian Celebs walk against rape in Lagos[Photos]

Actress Ini Edo, Annie Idibia, singer Lami Phillips, Mr Nigeria Emmanuel Ikubese joined others to participate in the Walk against Rape initiative in Nigeria. The walk kicked off from the Archbishop Vinning Memorial Church Ground GRA Ikeja. Continue to see more photos...

Lupita Nyong'o Dazzles In Red For Paris Match Magazine

Oscar winning actress, Lupita Nyong'o shows off her toned legs in this photoshoot picture from her spread with Paris Match magazine. The publication has shared the teaser on their Instagram page with the caption;

 #LupitaNyongO, Black sun #Hollywood. In the streets of #NewYork she cannot take a step without people asking for her autograph. In one year, the Oscar winner for “12 Years a Slave,” which was her first role, has become more than a star into a real phenomenon. Here on the 36th floor, in front of the huge window of a penthouse at the InterContinental, #Lupita dominates #TimesSquare. Stoic, she keeps smiling despite the vertigo.
Lupita Nyong'o

Photo: Omoni Oboli flies private jet

Flying in Style! 

#StoriesWeHear: Man, 78, allegedly rapes 6-yr-old girl in Ebonyi

A 78-year-old man, identified as Oji Nnachi of Ezi-Nkelu-Ezi, Ogwuma Edda, in Afikpo South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, has allegedly raped a six-year-old girl.
Reacting to the incident, father of the victim, Nnachi Ndukwe, who expressed shock and disappointment, blamed the ugly episode on his ex-wife, Ogechi, who he said left him and remarried without considering the future and welfare of their daughter.
He said: “Assuming my wife did not leave me to start living a care-free life with another man, my daughter would not have fallen into the hands of this old rapist.”
Ndukwe accused the septuagenarian of being in the habit of raping young girls in the community and called on the police to ensure that the suspect was arrested and prosecuted in line with laws of the land.
Contacted, the state police spokesman, ASP Chris Anyanwu, said his office was yet to be furnished with report of the incident.
He, however, added that any suspect arrested for committing such a crime would be prosecuted according to the law.

Hilarious! See How Your Favorite Celebs Would Look In 40yrs[Photos]

This is hilarious. Using app, Oldify, the Netng has reproduced photos of our favorite Nigerian Celebs. Some just don’t look like themselves e.g seyi shay. That of Helen Paul is epic! But shouldn’t they have grey hair? see photos below


Banky W

Helen Paul






Dr Sid
ini edo



Seyi Shay
Rita Dominic


Wao! Fayose now thinks APC is Photoshopping Buhari's pictures to make him look younger

Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose has hit a new high in his obsession with APC presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari lamenting that his party is Photoshopping his pictures to make him look younger. 

According to a press statement issued in Ado-Ekiti by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor noted with dismay the contemptuous manner in which APC and Buhari hold Nigeria and it's people. 

“The new deceit from the APC is to use a photoshopped picture of Buhari for posters in Lagos, making him look like a 50 year old man, whereas he is as old as my mother and cannot survive the rigours of office even as a governor not to talk of President of Nigeria.”
“The APC cabal claimed that Buhari travelled to the United Kingdom on a working visit and used fake pictures to back up their lies that Buhari met with ex-British Prime minister, Tony Blair and had a television interview in London.”

“Even when Buhari’s wife admitted that her husband was in the UK to rest, the APC cabal went on with their lies, using pictures taken in Transcorp Hilton, Abuja as proof of Buhari’s activities in London.

Chibok girls: We want our children back, not rebuilding burnt school — Parents

Almost one year after more than 200 secondary schoolgirls were abducted from their school in Chibok, Borno state by Boko Haram terrorists and their school set ablaze, members of the community and some of the distraught parents yesterday rejected attempt by the Federal Government to rebuild the burnt school insisting that all they wanted was to have their children back home.

Federal Government officials led by the Minister of Finance and Co-ordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala had two weeks ago visited the Chibok community during which   she announced plans by the government to rebuild the school that was burnt by the insurgents as well as resettle some of the displaced persons.
Some parents of the 219 abducted schoolgirls and concerned members of Chibok community however yesterday condemned the visit by the Federal Government officials and the pledge to rebuild the school, insisting that what they wanted was to bring back their children.
The Caretaker Chairman of Chibok Council Area, Mallam Ba’ana Lawan accused the Federal Government of making failed promises of rescuing their 219 abducted schoolgirls.
“It is disheartening to inform you that since the abduction of these girls, the Federal Government did not bother to send delegations to Chibok to sympathize with the parents, instead, the parents were invited to Abuja and conveyed in cargo military plane with no comfort whatsoever.
“We still observed that recently, President Goodluck Jonathan visited Mubi and Baga, but failed to visit Chibok to sympathize with our people.
“It is most unfortunate that Chibok Local Government Area has witnessed six different attacks by insurgents and about 300 people lost their lives with property worth millions of naira destroyed, hundreds of houses razed down as well as food and cash crops looted. The most recent attacks being that of Gatamwarwa, Kautikari and other surrounding villages where several lives were equally lost. Yet there was no response from the Federal Government.
“We therefore condemn the move by the Federal Government to embark on the reconstruction of the school (GGSS Chibok)instead of bringing back our girls as severally promised”.
 He however appreciated the persistent efforts of the ‘#BRING BACK OUR GIRLS’ group in Abuja which has been mounting pressure on the Federal Government to intensify effort in rescuing the innocent girls as well as the media in their consistent effort to ensure that the girls are rescued.

Rita Dominic Is Fierce In New Promo Photo

The 2015 AMVCA Best Actress award winner, Rita Dominic is getting ready to launch her official website. 

For the new website, the actress is rocking a high fashion look.  She enlisted the help of top photographer, Kelechi Amadi, Stylist Bubu Osigi and makeup artist MaryJane to bring out the fierceness in her.

Are you feeling it?

Patience Jonathan: ‘I can never be identified with violence’

The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Monday, through her media aide Ayo Adewuyi, said there was no way somebody like her who occupies the exalted office of the President of the African First Ladies Mission would be promoting violence under any guise. 

Adewuyi was reacting to the decision of the APC to report her to the International Criminal Court for allegedly asking supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party to stone anyone canvassing for change, the APC slogan, during a campaign rally in Calabar, Cross River State. 
“The only thing we can say from here is that Dame Patience Jonathan is a woman of peace that can never in any way be identified with violence before, during and after elections. You do not expect somebody who is the President of African First Ladies to be promoting violence.”

Photo: ‘Shoki’ crooner, Lil Kesh, acquires new Range Rover

Range Rover is one luxury car enjoying much love from Nigerian entertainers like Davido, Iyanya, Timi Dakolo, Tekno, Tayo Faniran, Davido, Iyanya, Timi Dakolo amongst others who all own this exotic automobile. 

YBNL’s artiste and the “Shoki” master, Lil Kesh has joined the league as he just acquired a brand new Range Rover SUV.


He shared the photo above, with the following caption ; “Goan call aunty sidi sidi tell her to coman see this see this. #Gbese #confamNi #Osheybaddest,” 
Big congrats to him!