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Stretch marks are visible lines on the skin surface,with an off-color hue. Stretch marks are mainly
found in the abdominal wall, but can also occur over the thighs, upper arms, buttocks and breasts.
Sometimes stretch marks can cover large areas of the body. While pregnancy is the main cause behind stretch marks, other reasons can be sudden gain or loss in weight, rapid growth, heredity factors, stress and changes in physical conditions.
The skin consists of three main layers: Epidermis(the outer layer), Dermis (the middle layer) and
Subcutaneous or Hypodermic (the deepest layer). Stretch marks form in the dermis or middle layer of the skin when the connective tissue is “stretched”
beyond the power of its flexibility due to rapid expansion or contraction of the skin.
As skin is stretched, the collagen is weakened and its normal production cycle is interrupted and damaged. This ultimately results in fine scars under
the top layer of the skin. Initially the marks look pink or red, but over time a thin, silvery line
appears on the skin surface and a stretch mark is born.
Stretch marks appear on the skin surface when someone grows quickly, or puts on weight
quickly. Stretch marks can make you feel self-conscious and uncomfortable about your
appearance. Fortunately, there are several ways to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
I will focus on the proven ways which basically involves proceduces that you have to religiously carry out;
USE OF LEMON JUICE
Another simple way to lessen stretch marks is to use lemon juice. Lemon juice is naturally acidic which helps heal and reduce stretch marks, acne, and other scars.
Rub fresh lemon juice gently onto the stretch marks using circular motions. Allow the lemon juice to soak into your skin for at least 10 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.Another option is to mix equal quantities of cucumber juice and lemon juice and apply the mixture on the stretch marks.
USE OF OLIVE OIL
Olive oil contains a lot of nutrients and antioxidants that help improve various skin problems including stretch marks.
Massage slightly warm extra-virgin olive oil into the affected skin area. This will improve the blood circulation and reduce the stretch marks to a great extent.Leave it for half an hour so that the vitamins A, D and E present in the oil are absorbed by the skin. You can also mix olive oil with vinegar and water and use it as a night cream. This will keep your skin stay moisturized and also exfoliate the skin.
USE OF CASTOR OIL
Castor oil, which is used in the treatment of a number of skin problems such as wrinkles, age
spots, moles, dark spots, fine lines and pimples, can also be used to get rid of stretch marks.
Apply some castor oil to the stretch marks and gently massage the area in circular motions for 5 to10 minutes.Wrap the area with a thin, cotton cloth.
Using a hot water bottle or a heating pad, apply some heat to the affected area for at least a half an hour.Repeat this process daily for a minimum of one month to notice positive results.
USE OF SUGAR
Natural white sugar is one of the best natural remedies to get rid of stretch marks. You can use the sugar to exfoliate your skin.
Mix a tablespoon of raw sugar with some almond oil and a few drops of lemon juice. Mix it well and apply it on the stretch marks and other skin areas.Gently rub the mixture on the skin for a few minutes every day before taking a shower.Do this for a month or so and watch your stretch marks become lighter.
USE OF COCOA BUTTER
Cocoa butter is also very beneficial in treating stretch marks. Being an excellent natural moisturizer, it helps nourish your skin and reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
You must apply cocoa butter over the affected area at least two times a day for a few months.Another option is to make a mixture using half a cup of cocoa butter, one tablespoon of wheat germ oil, two teaspoons of grated beeswax and one teaspoon each of apricot kernel oil and vitamin E oil. Heat this mixture until the beeswax melts. You can store the mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator and apply it to your stretch marks two to three times a day. This mixture will make your skin more hydrated and smooth.
USE OF ALOE VERA
Aloe vera is effective in the treatment of many skin problems. Its healing and soothing properties can
be used to get rid of stretch marks. There are a couple of ways to apply it.
You can directly rub aloe vera gel on the affected skin area, leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse the skin with lukewarm water.Another option is to make a mixture with one-fourth cup of aloe vera gel, oil from 10 vitamin E capsules and oil from five vitamin A capsules. Rub this mixture onto the skin until fully absorbed. Repeat this process daily.
USE OF EGG WHITES
Eggs are a rich source of protein. For stretch marks, you want to use only the egg whites, which contain amino acids and proteins.
Whip the whites of two eggs gently with a fork. Clean the affected skin area with water and then apply a thick layer of egg whites with a makeup brush.Allow the egg whites to dry completely and then rinse the area with cold water.Finally apply some olive oil on the skin to keep it moisturized.Repeat the process daily for at least two weeks and watch for positive results.
USE OF POTATO JUICE
Potato juice contains vitamins and minerals that foster growth and restoration of skin cells.
Cut a medium-sized potato into thick slices.Take one of the potato pieces and rub it gently on the stretch marks for a few minutes. Make sure the starch from the potato covers the affected area.Allow the potato juice to dry for some time and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
DRINK LOTS OF WATER
Keeping your body well hydrated helps protect the skin from many kinds of problems and also aids in detoxification. It also helps keep the skin supple and restores elasticity.
Try to drink one to two glasses of water several times during a day. Experts say drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water per day is the best way to keep the body hydrated.
It will also make your skin soft and help maintain its elasticity. It is advisable to avoid coffee, tea or soda though.
These natural remedies can help stretch marks fade, but they may not completely remove them. You can always see your doctor if you are greatly concerned about the appearance of stretch marks on your skin.
'Tis (very nearly) the season for mulled wine, mince pies and present buying. So whether you're travelling abroad or staying closer to home, here are our top 10 destinations.
If you don't want to travel too far afield for a Christmas shopping experience, try Bath's traditional market, as over 170 wooden chalets selling artisan goods line the city's pretty Georgian streets.
Don't Miss: The stalls just outside the impressive Bath Abbey, which is bathed in light for the festive period.
Famed for chocolate and beer - and accessible by the Eurostar - it's unsurprising that the Belgium capital is a heavenly haven for winter weekends.
Don't Miss: The opulent Grote Markt, Brussels's central square, is a must-see, as is the annual Christmas parade.
In London, there are two main destinations to choose from when it comes to Christmas markets - the Southbank or Winter Wonderland.
Don't Miss: A skate around the rink at Hyde Park, or Somerset House, or the National History Museum - there are just too many to choose from.
Home to the oldest Christmas market in Europe (dating back to 1540), the 300-plus stalls will keep you occupied for hours.
Don't Miss: The Great Christmas Tree - located in the central square of place Kléber - makes for a showstopping centrepiece.
The Christmas market in the centre of Birmingham - a combination of a German and a craft market - is the largest outside Germany and Austria and draws crowds to the city for a spot of shopping (and a lot of mulled wine) during the festive period.
Don't Miss: It's all about the food - enjoy a glass of glühwein, a German Bratwurst and a chocolate-covered crêpe.
The medieval architecture of Nuremberg makes it an ideal Yuletide destination - particularly as it is less than a two-hour plane trip from London.
Don't Miss: The world-famous Christkindlesmarkt and the beautiful Old Town are the most festive hot spots.
They say that nowhere is lovelier than Paris in spring, but the City of Light is unsurprisingly majestic in the colder months too, with the centre's many monuments illuminated, shop windows glittering and Christmas markets galore.
Don't Miss: The lights across the city, and the 27-metre-high tree at The Galeries Lafayette.
The Swedish city of Stockholm is perfect for either a traditional or contemporary festive visit and the markets are the best places to do your festive shopping beneath the sparkling seasonal adornments.
Don't Miss: Drinking glögg (it might be the same as mulled wine but it's much more fun to say) and eating the homemade gingerbread.
The season of Advent brings festive concerts and shows, as well as classic Christmas markets, to the pretty squares in the romantic Austrian capital.
Don't Miss: The Alt Wiener Weihnachtsmarkt at Freyung for traditional shopping, the local delicacy of mulled wine and orange juice and the annual Christmas Eve celebration at Weikersdorf Castle.
Forget Christmas, it's all about Hogmanay in Edinburgh. From spectacular firework displays to Shetland Vikings bearing firelit torches, the Scottish capital is the best place to ring in the new year.
Don't Miss: A rousing rendition ofAuld Lang Syne as the clock strikes twelve.
Source : vogue
The 43rd Annual American Music Awards, hosted by Jennifer Lopez, held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, November 22, 2015.
It was indeed an amazing evening celebrating the best in music over the past year!
A big congratulations to all of this year's winners!
Bebeakinboade.com presents to you the full list of winners at the 2015 AMAs...
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
One Direction - WINNER
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S
Sam Hunt - WINNER
Walk The Moon
SONG OF THE YEAR
Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”
Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift “Blank Space” - WINNER
The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face”
COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE
Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again”
Rihanna & Kanye West Featuring Paul McCartney “FourFiveSeconds”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”
Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin Bieber “Where Are Ü Now” - WINNER
Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar “Bad Blood”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Ed Sheeran - WINNER
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Ariana Grande - WINNER
FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
One Direction - WINNER
Walk The Moon
FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Ed Sheeran - X
Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour
Taylor Swift - 1989 - WINNER
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Luke Bryan - WINNER
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Carrie Underwood - WINNER
FAVORITE DUO or GROUP - COUNTRY
Zac Brown Band
Florida Georgia Line - WINNER
Little Big Town
FAVORITE ALBUM - COUNTRY
Jason Aldean - Old Boots, New Dirt
Florida Georgia Line - Anything Goes - WINNER
Sam Hunt - Montevallo
FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Nicki Minaj - WINNER
FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Drake - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint - WINNER
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
The Weeknd - WINNER
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna - WINNER
FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown X
D’Angelo and The Vanguard Black Messiah
The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness - WINNER
FAVORITE ARTIST - ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Fall Out Boy - WINNER
Walk The Moon
FAVORITE ARTIST - ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Taylor Swift - WINNER
FAVORITE ARTIST - LATIN
Enrique Iglesias - WINNER
FAVORITE ARTIST - CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Casting Crowns - WINNER
FAVORITE ARTIST - ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
Calvin Harris - WINNER
Fifty Shades of Grey
Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1
Pitch Perfect 2 - WINNER
Monday, November 23, 2015
The remains of Prince Abubakar Audu, the governorship candidate of the All progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State, has been buried inside his country home in ogbonicha, Ofu local government area, according to Islamic rites.
The deceased politician, who died on Sunday morning following a massive stroke, was buried at 2.pm today Monday.
Before his burial there were incredible rumours that he had resurrected.
Some of the dignitaries that witnessed his funeral included Mr. Lucky Igbinedion (former Edo State Governor), Senator Dino Melaye, Senators Rabiu Kwakwanso and George Akume.
Following the announcement of nominees for The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) 2015 in a continent-wide broadcast on EbonyLife TV and Channels TV yesterday, the awards have unveiled photos of the nominees today in an exciting art campaign with Comic Republic.
The 50 young Africans who are the nominees for the 2015 season – with nominees from 11 countries across Africa- are an inspiring mix of superstars like television host Trevor Noah (South Africa), singer Yemi Alade (Nigeria)and change makers such as BotswansianQueen Baboloki and Segawa Patrick (Uganda).
The comic illustrations, created by Comic Republic, a comic start up passionate about expiring young Africans through comics, plays on the nominees’ individual story arcs, as well as TFAA’s tradition of inspiring the continent through enterprise and industry.
This year’s nominees, following an open call for nominations, come from across Kenya, Liberia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Botswana, Ghana, Nigeria, Gambia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Cameroon.
The nominees participated in a judging process supervised by a jury including the Board of Judges and an Independent Audit Committee.
Meet The Future Awards Africa Class of 2015:
The Future Awards Africa Prize in Advocacy & Activism
1. Anoziva Marindire (Zimbabwe)
2. Olumayowa Okediran (Nigeria)
3. Segawa Patrick (Uganda)
4. Sakar Uchechukwu (Nigeria)
5. Queen Baboloki (Botswana)
The Future Awards Africa Prize in Education
1. Josephine Marie Goodwill (Ghana)
2. Abena Agyemang (Ghana)
3. Cynthia Onwuchuruba (Nigeria)
4. Lily Kudzro (Ghana)
5. Maccathy Lomotey (Ghana)
The Future Awards Africa Prize in Enterprise Support
1. Clarisse Iribagize. (Rwanda)
2. Enow Awah Georges Stevens (Ghana)
3. Olufunbi Falayi (Nigeria)
4. Catherine Mahugu (Kenya)
5. Venuste Kubwimana (Kenya)
The Future Awards Africa Prize in Community Action
1. Edmund Duodu Antwerp (Ghana)
2. Kelvin Mutize (Zimbabwe)
3. Elijah Amoo Addy (Ghana)
4. Felix Richard Manyogote (Tanzania)
5. Daniel Nii Adom Oodnkor (Ghana)
The Future Awards Africa Prize in Technology
1. Rasheeda Mandeeya Yehuza (Ghana)
2. Joshua Ihejiamaizu (Nigeria)
3. Abiola Olaniran (Nigeria)
4. Duran De Villiers (South Africa)
5. Arthur Zang (Cameroon)
The Future Awards Africa Prize in Entertainment
1. Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
2. Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)
3. Refiloe Maele “Cassper Nyovest” Phoolo (South Africa)
4. Olamide “Badoo” Ayodeji (Nigeria)
5. Anne Kansiime (Uganda)
The Future Awards Africa Prize in Agriculture
1. Witness Sanga (Tanzania)
2. David Asiamah (Ghana)
3. Fanka A. Yenah (Cameroon)
4. Momarr Mass Taal (Gambia)
5. Lawrence Afere (Nigeria)
The Tony O. Elumelu Prize in Business
1. Samuel Malinga (Uganda)
2. Kasope Ladipo-Ajai (Kenya)
3. Evans Wadongo (Kenya)
4. Titus Mawano (Uganda)
5. Ali-shah Jivraj (Uganda)
The Future Awards Africa Prize in Public Service
1. Nkechi Okwuone (Nigeria)
2. Obiefule Iroabueke (Nigeria)
3. Emmanuel N. B. Flomo (Liberia)
4. Lefatshe Anna Moagi (South Africa)
5. Sakaja Johnson (Kenya)
The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year
1. Adesoji Solanke (Nigeria)
2. Teresa Mbagaya (Kenya)
3. Barclay Okari (Kenya)
4. Philip Obaji Jnr. (Nigeria)
5. Trevor Noah (South Africa)
The Ford Foundation Prize in Youth Employment (Winner gets $5000)
Successful applicants were interviewed in selected cities Port Harcourt, Abuja, Enugu, Ibadan, Kano and Lagos.
With the goal of the Ford Foundation in West Africa to improve governance systems and livelihood opportunities and TFAA to inspire the entire continent of Africa through the works of her citizenry, this award is designed to recognize and support young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 33 involved in a social program or projects that contribute to fight youth unemployment in Nigeria.”
Thursday, November 19, 2015
The thespian who made her directorial debut with the film, ‘Being Mrs. Elliot’ takes over the position previously held by popular hitmaker, Don Jazzy.
Nigerian singer and songwriter, Korede Bello matriculated at the prestigious Nigeria Institute of Journalism, NIJ today, Thursday, November, 19, 2015. The event held at the premises of the NIJ located at Ogba, Lagos.
The Mavin Records act took to Instagram to share photos from the event. He captioned it “Going back for my HND. #StayEducated #NIJ”.
It was gathered the 'Godwin' crooner will study Mass Communication for his Higher National Diploma (HND).
Media personality, actor cum model, Uti Nwachukwu has shaved off his dreadlocks.
The BBA star took to photo sharing app, Instagram in the early hours of today to share his new look and photos of his shaved locks.
See his post below.
“New Look Thursday or #TBT
Anyone have an idea of a centre in Nigeria that I can donate my hair to?
So they can make a wig with it for a cancer patient going thru Chemotherapy and experiencing hair loss. Suggestions pls.”
Award winning dancehall star, Duncan Mighty is now a proud father. The ‘Ahamefuna’ crooner welcomed a bouncing baby boy, today, Thursday, November 19, 2015.
This is coming 4 months after his talk-of-the-town wedding with his longtime girlfriend, Vivien. Duncan Mighty took to photo sharing app, Instagram to share the news with his followers. He wrote:
“God I praise your holy name for this blessing and honour added to me today. And to my wife am short of words chai nne, thank you, thank you. It’s a baby boy, Praise the Lord”.
Dangote Flour Plc. has changed its name. The company is now to be known as Tiger Branded Consumer Goods Plc. The new name has been approved by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
The Company Secretary and Legal Adviser of Dangote Flour Plc, Aisha Ladi Isa, had, in a letter dated September 2nd, 2015, notified the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) of the company’s change of name to Tiger Branded Consumer Goods Plc.
The new name, according to Isa, is to better reflect the new ownership of the company as the change in the substantial ownership and shareholding of the company has been approved by the shareholders.
The company’s secretary said the change of name was in line with the special resolution passed at its annual general meeting (AGM), held in July 2015. She therefore requested the Exchange to effect the change of name as well as use the new symbol of Tiger Branded Consumer Goods.
Tiger Brands, it would be recalled, acquired a 63.35 per cent shareholding interest in Dangote Flour Mills in Nigeria in 2012 for approximately R1.5billion.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Sonorous singer, Waje, has unveiled plans to launch a worldwide campaign for gender equality and opportunity.
Tagged #AfricanWoman, the singer aims to empower and enable African women and girls to have a qualitative education through her foundation, Waje Safehouse.
Through Waje Safehouse, the singer will be touring the continent and kicking off a scholarship fund for 5 bright young women who are unable to fund their tertiary education. The cities for this campaign include Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Tanzania and Liberia.
Waje, a United Nations/ONE and Purple ambassador took to her various social media accounts to make the announcement.
The most important and often misunderstood concept in the narratives for gender equality is OPPORTUNITY.
One of our key goals for this project is to create awareness about the need to guarantee the same opportunities for education and life choices for the African girl or woman. To make gender equality a reality in Africa, we must educate and empower women.
I believe that the only way to do this is by being an example and a voice for our women who do not have the opportunity to speak for themselves. We must enlighten them. We must let them know that they can be the driving force of African growth.
Prolific hitmaker, Michael Collins Ajereh better known as Don Jazzy has been announced alongside award winning singing sensation, Asa as ambassadors for Africa’s biggest youth event, The Future Awards Africa.
In celebrating its 10th anniversary, organizers of the event unveiled some entertainers and other creative personalities as ambassadors for the 2015 edition of the youth oriented award.
The other selected ambassadors include Tara Fela Durotoye (Nigeria), Ndidi Nwuneli (Nigeria), Nnaemeka Ikeguonu (Nigeria), Sangu Delle (Ghana), Patrick Ngowi (Tanzania), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Fogblanbenchi Lily Harity (Cameroon), and Oramait Alengoil (Uganda).
Scheduled to hold on Sunday, December 6, 2015, the Future Awards Africa has produced over 150 winners and over 1550 nominees since its first edition in 2006.
Multiple award winning saxophonist, Adeyemi Joseph Adeosun better known as Yemi Sax is set to drop his 5th studio album entitled J.A.L.T.O.S (Just A Little Twist Of Sax).
Scheduled for release on Monday, November 23, 2015, J.A.L.T.O.S is Yemi Sax’s fifth compilation album following the successful release of his past works ‘Flavour 1’ (2005), ‘Saxophone Mood’ (2008), ‘Virtuoso’ (2010), and ‘Exclusive’ (2012).