home remedy http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/4711/all en-US Dealing With and Understanding Migraine Headaches http://www.wisebread.com/dealing-with-and-understanding-migraine-headaches <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/dealing-with-and-understanding-migraine-headaches" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_000016137767Small.jpg" alt="Woman with a headache" title="Woman with a headache" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="166" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I have suffered from migraines for about twenty years now. They are less frequent and of lower intensity than they were in my 30s, but I still dread them. Unfortunately, my daughter also occasionally has them. How much do they hurt? Well, I have gone through natural childbirth, surgery, wisdom tooth removal...I&rsquo;d rate the migraines right below childbirth on the pain scale. They are <em>severely</em> painful. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-ways-to-beat-a-killer-headache-with-stuff-you-have-around-the-house">9 Ways to Beat a Killer Headache</a>)</p> <p>I must preface any &ldquo;home remedy advice&rdquo; that I am giving here with this &mdash; if you are having severe headaches, you should see your doctor. Never assume you have figured out what you have from the internet. Make an appointment.</p> <p>In fact, that was what I did after I had my first migraine. After a thorough examination, my doctor explained what a migraine was. My genes or environmental factors could be the cause, as could the trigeminal nerve (a pain pathway) and/or imbalances in serotonin levels. Interestingly, she also told me, &ldquo;God isn&rsquo;t punishing you.&rdquo; That hadn&rsquo;t occurred to me at all, but she explained that because the pain so severe, it is not uncommon for people to think that.</p> <h2>Migraine Triggers</h2> <p>People who suffer from migraines talk about their &ldquo;triggers.&rdquo; Triggers are factors that they have found set off their migraines. Before I could figure out what my triggers were, I needed medication so that I could cope. My doctor prescribed Cafergot tablets, which were only somewhat effective. Later, I also had a prescription for Imitrex tablets, which were more effective. Unfortunately, Imitrex left me listless and groggy, so I was pretty worthless long after the headache was gone; and it was expensive, so I knew I had to figure out my triggers.</p> <p>Basically, figuring out your triggers entails retracing your steps prior to the migraine. To prevent migraines, you need to know what factors contributed to them. I found that it helped to keep a &ldquo;migraine journal&rdquo; recording when I had one, what I had to eat or drink, how my stress level leading up to the episode was, whether I was on my period, and how much sleep I had gotten. If you share this information with your doctor, they can help you to connect the dots. Here are some common triggers:</p> <ul> <li>For women, your hormones. Fluctuations in estrogen can be a culprit.</li> <li>Sleep patterns</li> <li>MSG</li> <li>Stress</li> <li>Light. Bright or fluorescent lights can trigger migraines, as can &ldquo;gray&rdquo; weather.</li> <li>Chocolate (how sad is that?)</li> <li>Weather (changes in barometric pressure)</li> <li>Tannins in red wine</li> <li>Beer</li> <li>Altering caffeine intake or excessive caffeine intake</li> <li>Aspartame</li> <li>Skipping meals or fasting</li> <li>Stress</li> <li>Loud noises</li> <li>Unusual smells</li> <li>Intense physical activity</li> <li>Some medications</li> </ul> <h2>How to Avoid Common Migraine Triggers</h2> <p>Once you have figured out your triggers, you have won half the battle, because many migraine-inducing things can be eliminated. Here are some ways to handle your triggers.</p> <h3>Hormones</h3> <p>Use of the pill may help you to stay more regulated. Your doctor may have you experiment with different dosages.</p> <h3>Sleep</h3> <p>I have to get at least seven and a half hours of sleep each night, and it&rsquo;s best if I get it at the same time. However, if I have to work during a night shift, I know that I need to compensate by sleeping in the next day. I have found that I can successfully adjust the sleep times, so long as I get that amount of sleep.</p> <h3>MSG</h3> <p>I found this one out the hard way. Early in my marriage, I used prepared foods (like noodle mixes, canned soups, etc.). Many, many prepared foods (even including snack foods like chips) contain MSG. Unfortunately, a lot of restaurants also use it, so you have to learn to ask about it when you eat out. I think having an intolerance to MSG is sort of a mixed blessing, though &mdash; it lead to learning how to cook healthier meals, more economically.</p> <h3>Stress</h3> <p>Figure out how to control your stress levels. Try <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/half-moon-full-wallet-free-online-yoga-videos">yoga</a>, meditation, biofeedback, exercise, counseling, etc. There are many methods of controlling stress, and even if you don&rsquo;t suffer from migraines, you should learn how to deal.</p> <h3>Light</h3> <p>This is a tough one, especially if you work in an office environment that uses fluorescent light bulbs. If you know this to be a trigger, perhaps your employer can accommodate your work area so that you have different lighting. Your physician can help you in this respect.</p> <h3>Chocolate</h3> <p>I have found that if I am really dying for chocolate, I can get away with it. I have to just have a small piece. If you make that piece a really high-quality type of chocolate, that helps, too.</p> <h3>Weather</h3> <p>There isn&rsquo;t much you can do about this one. Sometimes, if the outside light seems to &ldquo;glare,&rdquo; sunglasses help.</p> <h2>Home Migraine Remedies</h2> <p>Unfortunately, sometimes I just blow it.&nbsp;I&rsquo;m human. For me, I can usually get away with one thing &mdash; but if I combine a couple of triggers (say, I eat too much chocolate, and then I don&rsquo;t get enough sleep) I may get a migraine. Here are ways to cope.</p> <h3>Ibuprofen</h3> <p>I have tried various types of pain relievers, but ibuprofen works best for me. At the first onset of an aura or tunnel vision, I pop two. Some report that Excedrin is helpful.</p> <h3>Get in a Dark Room</h3> <p>Unfortunately, that&rsquo;s hard to do at work. If I feel a migraine coming on, and it feels like a bad one, I have to go home, at least until it passes. From experience, I know it isn&rsquo;t just going to pass without employing more coping mechanisms.&nbsp;Close your curtains, turn out the lights, and lie down.</p> <h3>Coca-Cola</h3> <p>I don&rsquo;t even like soda, but we always have <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/51-uses-for-coca-cola-the-ultimate-list">Coke</a> on hand. Caffeine is really helpful in alleviating migraine headache pain (&ldquo;Cafergot&rdquo; has caffeine in it). I slam down a can of it, sometimes using it to wash down the ibuprofen.</p> <h3>Coffee</h3> <p>Same principle as Coke, but the Coke settles my stomach more than coffee does.</p> <h3>Quiet</h3> <p>For me, having the TV on during a migraine just makes it worse.</p> <h3>Cold Compress</h3> <p>It feels great to have a really cold washcloth on my forehead or neck.</p> <h3>Vomiting</h3> <p>I saved the best for last. For me (and for my daughter) the migraines are usually accompanied with severe nausea. We have both found that if we just &ldquo;let it go&rdquo; (toss your cookies, puke, drive the porcelain bus), we feel better almost instantly. So quit fighting it.</p> <p>After years of dealing with migraines, I have concluded that, painful as they are, their &ldquo;blessing&rdquo; is that they are a signal to employ a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, they aren&rsquo;t so much a tap-on-the-shoulder reminder as a slam-you-in-the head reminder.</p> <p>Again, if you are having severe headaches, see your doctor. That is the appropriate starting place. Secondly, figure out your triggers, and try to avoid them. Lastly, if you do have a migraine, some of the above suggestions just might help.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/marla-walters">Marla Walters</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/dealing-with-and-understanding-migraine-headaches">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-ways-to-beat-a-killer-headache-with-stuff-you-have-around-the-house">9 Ways to Beat a Killer Headache</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/win-a-burts-bees-essential-body-kit">Win a Burt&#039;s Bees Essential Body Kit</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/tattoo-removal-on-the-cheap-just-use-a-black-decker-sander">Tattoo removal on the cheap...just use a Black &amp; Decker Sander.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/announcing-the-winner-of-the-burts-bees-essential-body-kit-drawing">Announcing the winner of the Burt&#039;s Bees Essential Body Kit drawing</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-prostate-cancer-prevention-readily-available">Free Prostate Cancer prevention readily available</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty headaches home remedy migraine Mon, 30 May 2011 10:36:12 +0000 Marla Walters 551133 at http://www.wisebread.com Free Prostate Cancer prevention readily available http://www.wisebread.com/free-prostate-cancer-prevention-readily-available <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/free-prostate-cancer-prevention-readily-available" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/175090317_f2ef954506.jpg" alt="Float" title="Float" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>98% of men say they do it; the other 2% are lying. But far from it being something to be embarrassed about, researchers have strong indications that this very common activity could have uncommon effects in reducing the risk of prostate cancer. I’m talking about, dare I say it, masturbation folks.</p> <p>I took a lot of flak recently for suggesting that good hydration can reduce the risk of getting certain cancers. So, I decided to do a little digging around on natural, cheap and effective ways to reduce the risk of cancer. BBC news, a place I rely upon for much of my world news, came to my rescue. And while I know the topic will probably cause even more controversy, I think it’s worth the discussion. We’re all adults here folks.</p> <p>The masturbation study was conducted by the Cancer Council Victoria, in Melbourne Australia. It was actually a study in response to research that suggested high levels of sexual activity with numerous partners increased a man’s risk of prostate cancer by up to 40%. </p> <p>However, the study didn’t take into account the fact that ejaculation may in fact be a way to help flush out carcinogens from the prostate. While safety concerns are raised when having a lot of sex, there is nothing at all unsafe about masturbation (well, I guess that depends on how you do it. The Michael Hutchence case springs to mind).</p> <p>There are various prostate health drugs and vitamins on the market, including Saw Palmetto, which cost varying amounts. Some Protate Health combinations can cost $30-$40 a month. And yet, science is saying the simplest way to prevent prostate cancer, gents, is to take matters into your own hands…literally. And not only does it feel a lot better than taking a vitamin, it’s also free. </p> <p><strong>So, how many times should you &quot;do it?&quot;</strong></p> <p>The magic number seems to be almost daily. From the article…<em><br /></em></p> <blockquote><p><em>Men who ejaculated more than five times a week were a third less likely to develop prostate cancer later in life.</em><em> Australian researchers questioned over 1,000 men who had developed prostate cancer and 1,250 who had not about their sexual habits.</em></p> <p><em>They found those who had ejaculated the most between the ages of 20 and 50 were the least likely to develop the cancer. The protective effect was greatest while the men were in their 20s.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </blockquote> <p>Researchers also have a theory that regular ejaculation helps the prostate gland mature, which makes it less susceptible to carcinogens. </p> <blockquote><p><em>Dr Chris Hiley, head of policy and research at the UK&#39;s Prostate Cancer Charity, told BBC News Online: &quot;This is a plausible theory.&quot; She added: &quot;In the same way the human papillomavirus has been linked to cervical cancer, there is a suggestion that bits of prostate cancer may be related to a sexually transmitted infection earlier in life.&quot;</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </blockquote> <p>So forget the ridiculous tales of hairy palms and blindness. Not only is there nothing wrong with masturbation, it’s considered to be a healthy and cancer-preventing part of your daily routine. Go for it. </p> <p>For more information of the findings, <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3072021.stm">read the BBC article here.</a> </p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-prostate-cancer-prevention-readily-available">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/do-you-really-need-soft-water">Do You Really Need “Soft” Water?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/eight-natural-ways-to-make-water-more-flavorful">Eight Natural Ways to Make Water More Flavorful</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-of-our-favorite-fitness-and-diet-smart-phone-apps-0">8 of our Favorite Fitness and Diet Smart Phone Apps</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/will-a-dental-discount-plan-save-you-money">Will A Dental Discount Plan Save You Money?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-to-create-a-great-home-gym">6 Ways to Create a Great Home Gym For Less</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living Health and Beauty BBC cancer home remedy masturbation prevention Thu, 17 Apr 2008 17:20:36 +0000 Paul Michael 2017 at http://www.wisebread.com Announcing the winner of the Burt's Bees Essential Body Kit drawing http://www.wisebread.com/announcing-the-winner-of-the-burts-bees-essential-body-kit-drawing <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/winner.jpg" alt=" " width="242" height="218" /></p> <p>Congratulations to the winner of our <a href="/win-a-burts-bees-essential-body-kit">Burt&#39;s Bees Essential Body Kit</a> frugal beauty tips contest!</p> <p>As you know, I asked readers to send in their frugal and/or homemade beauty ideas. Dozens of you wrote in, and in a random drawing, the <a href="/win-a-burts-bees-essential-body-kit#comment-25239">following comment</a> was selected as the winner:</p> <p class="blockquote">The best make-up remover I&#39;ve found is baby oil. Yup, simple cheap baby oil. You dab a little bit on a cotton ball, rub that across your eyes, and even the most stubborn water-proof mascara comes right off. It even moisturizes!</p> <p>That&#39;s right, Rebecca won the drawing! An email confirmation has been sent out to Rebecca, who will receive one free Burt&#39;s Bees Essential Body Kit compliments of Wise Bread.</p> <p>In addition, I was so taken with <a href="/win-a-burts-bees-essential-body-kit#comment-31957">Ben&#39;s remedy</a> for cracked heels that I&#39;ve decided to send him an extra kit, just for offering such an innovative solution. </p> <p class="blockquote">Grind up some fennel, sarsaparilla, and aloe vera, and add them to some olive oil. Allow this to macerate for a week or so. Add the oil to an equal amount of beeswax, and melt them together in a 300 degree oven. Apply this mixture to dry or cracked heels to soothe, soften, and heal them.</p> <p>Thanks to everyone who participated!</p> <p>(Photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/ingorrr/">Ingorrr</a>)</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-karim">Andrea Karim</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/announcing-the-winner-of-the-burts-bees-essential-body-kit-drawing">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/win-a-burts-bees-essential-body-kit">Win a Burt&#039;s Bees Essential Body Kit</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-things-to-remember-when-choosing-natural-products">5 Things to Remember When Choosing Natural Products</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/can-beauty-be-this-basic">Can Beauty Be THIS Basic?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/do-you-really-need-soft-water">Do You Really Need “Soft” Water?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/budgeting-beauty-an-expert-tells-all">Budgeting Beauty - An Expert Tells All</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty beauty Burt's Bees frugal home remedy make-up nautral organic skin care Fri, 18 May 2007 02:58:58 +0000 Andrea Karim 656 at http://www.wisebread.com Tattoo removal on the cheap...just use a Black & Decker Sander. http://www.wisebread.com/tattoo-removal-on-the-cheap-just-use-a-black-decker-sander <p><font size="1"><a href="http://www.break.com/"></a></font><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/772718_tattoo.jpg" alt="tatt" title="tatt" width="262" height="300" /> <p>This one takes the cake. I&#39;ve heard of cheap, home solutions to possible expensive cosmetic procedures, but isn&#39;t this going a little too far? It&#39;s certainly not for the squeamish or people of a sensitive disposition.</p> <object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://embed.break.com/MjkyNjUy" /><embed src="http://embed.break.com/MjkyNjUy" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350"></embed></object><p><font size=1><a href="http://www.break.com/index/low-budget-tattoo-removal.html">Low Budget Tattoo Removal</a> - Watch more <a href="http://www.break.com/">free videos</a></font> <p><strong>Please note.</strong> I&#39;m not endorsing this, just as I wouldn&#39;t endorse using acid to remove a tattoo, or swallowing a tapeworm to achieve cheap and easy weight loss. As a frugal reporter on the front line of the money-saving war, some things just have to be reported.</p> <p>Nuff Said.</p> <p>Photo by <a href="http://www.sxc.hu/photo/772718">The Stock Exchange</a> . Video by some seriously screwed-up folks. </p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/tattoo-removal-on-the-cheap-just-use-a-black-decker-sander">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-magic-marker-money-safe">The Magic Marker Money Safe</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/my-favorite-electronic-gadget-hacks">My favorite electronic gadget hacks.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/eight-natural-ways-to-make-water-more-flavorful">Eight Natural Ways to Make Water More Flavorful</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-hidden-beauty-secrets-of-the-stars">The hidden beauty secrets of the stars.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/dealing-with-and-understanding-migraine-headaches">Dealing With and Understanding Migraine Headaches</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty cheap DIY easy home remedy painful save money save time tattoo tattoo removal Sun, 13 May 2007 05:06:09 +0000 Paul Michael 639 at http://www.wisebread.com Win a Burt's Bees Essential Body Kit http://www.wisebread.com/win-a-burts-bees-essential-body-kit <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/bees.jpg" alt=" " width="250" height="211" /></p> <p>Want a chance to win a Burt&#39;s Bees Essential Body Kit, completely free, from Wise Bread?</p> <p>Clue us in to your favorite all-natural beauty secret! Have a family recipe for rice bran scrub that leaves your skin glowing? Know something about sesame oil that we don&#39;t?</p> <p>Let us know what your secret is by commenting on our site, and all participants will be entered in a drawing for an Essential Body Kit from Burt&#39;s Bees ($13 value), with free shipping. Make sure to use your real email when placing a comment so that we can get in touch with you if you are the winner.</p> <p>Anyone (outside of Wise Bread writers and editors) are eligible to win. We&#39;re looking for fresh, frugal, natural ideas. Here&#39;s an example from a friend of mine:</p> <p class="blockquote">My parents used to buy coconut oil from the market in Nairobi where we lived. They would then take all three of us kids, scrub us really good in the tub, and coat us with coconut oil, from head to toe and have us sit outside (naked, but we were only 5-7 years old) in the warm sun for about an hour. Not directly in the sun, of course. The we&#39;d get hosed off, and then washed with a gentle soap. Our skin would be soft and supple for a full week afterwards. To this day, I still like to give my hair a coconut oil treatment every month or so. I comb the oil through my hair while leaning over the bathtub, then wrap it in a towel and sit around and read for an hour. It&#39;s a little like doing a Vidal Sasson hot oil treatment, but more natural and cheaper. Then I wash my hair with a gentle shampoo and condition it. Very shiny. A note of caution, though - if you oil your hair and then get into the shower, it will be incredibly slippery. Take precautions not to slip.</p> <p>Your idea doesn&#39;t have to be purely of the kitchen ingredients-variety. A friend of mine pointed out that kissing her stubbly boyfriend&#39;s mug is a grea exfoliator. A brunch pal suggested that there is nothing better for the complexion than a quick romp in the sheets in the afternoon. </p> <p>See how easy it is? You don&#39;t have to write a lot - just a few words about a home remedy beauty treatment that you like, and the benefits it gives you. Again, be sure to use a real email address so we can contact you if you win our homebased beauty tip drawing.</p> <p>Click <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Burts-Bees-Essential-Body-Kit/dp/B000KAAD8O">here to see what is included in the Essential Body Kit</a>.</p> <p>The dealine for contributing your home-based beauty trick idea is May 15th. We&#39;ll announce the winner the day after.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-karim">Andrea Karim</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/win-a-burts-bees-essential-body-kit">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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