Oily skin is as a result of accumulation of fats in the body system. Oily substance made of fats is; Sebum. Sebum helps protect and moisturize the skin but, an overproduction of it may lead to clogged pores and acne. There are a few factors that increase the production of sebum and they include; Genetics, hormonal changes, stress, fried food, processed food, and sugary substances. Although, when it is caused by genetics or hormones, it becomes very hard to prevent.
However, there are natural remedies that can help reduce the symptoms of oily skin without the use of prescription drugs or expensive skin-care regimen. Here are a few natural remedies for oily skin
Orange peels are rich in astringent properties which restrict the excess oil secretion. The vitamin C present in it prevents wrinkles and makes your skin fresh and soft. So, let the orange peels dry under the sun until crisp, blend them into a fine powder. Then, mix orange peel powder and rose water until it forms paste. Then, spread a layer of the paste on the skin and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse off with water and pat dry.
Honey is one of nature’s most revered agent especially when it comes to skin remedy. With its antibacterial and antiseptic abilities, honey is great for oily and acne-prone skin. It helps keep the skin moist but not oily as it locks in moisture. And this is because humectants draw moisture from the skin without replacing it. Simply spread a thin layer of raw honey onto your face, let it dry for about 10 minutes. Then, rinse thoroughly with tepid water.
The usefulness of Aloe Vera cannot be overemphasized. Widely known for soothing burns, other skin conditions as well as hair treatment. So, it should come as no surprise that Aloe Vera is very useful when it comes to reducing the symptoms of oily skin. Apply a thin layer to your face before bedtime, leave it on until morning and rinse face with water. If you have a sensitive. Although, it is believed that Aloe Vera triggers an allergic reaction on sensitive skin.
Although ridiculous, it is true that tomatoes contain salicylic acid, a common acne remedy. The acids in tomatoes do not only help absorb excess skin oils, it also helps unclog pores. Just combine one teaspoon sugar with the pulp of 1 tomato, apply to the skin in a circular motion and leave the mask on for 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with tepid water and pat dry.
Healthcare Workers To Receive Coca-Cola-Funded PPEs From Nigerian Red Cross
Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease in Nigeria, our healthcare workers have continued to lead the charge against the disease. As the number of recorded COVID-19 cases in Nigeria began to increase, these healthcare workers rose to the challenge and fought tirelessly to protect the lives of Nigerians impacted by the disease.
Considering the risks these healthcare workers face, there is a crucial need for adequate protective equipment for these brave frontline workers.
Coca-Cola is excited that over 400,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) procured to support the intervention efforts of the Nigerian Government and other key stakeholders to fight the COVID 19 pandemic have arrived. We do believe that this will to provide succor to our healthcare workers on the frontlines
These PPEs comprise N95 respirators, surgical masks, examination gloves, face shields, medical gowns, no-touch thermometers, disposable aprons, heavy-duty rubber gloves, rubber boots, basic masks, disposable gloves, and hand sanitizers.
Since the first confirmed case of the disease in Nigeria reported in February, over 800 healthcare workers have contracted the disease. While Nigerians are encouraged to stay home where possible and practice social distancing, these healthcare workers are needed across the country in the continued fight against the disease.
This donation forms part of The Coca-Cola Foundation’s COVID-19 relief interventions in Nigeria. The Coca-Cola Foundation has provided $2.5m in grant to IFRC who seeks to directly impact the lives of 1.4 million people in Nigeria and across other countries in West and Central Africa under this partnership.
COVID-19: Cross River Govt Kicks Against Stigmatisation, Urges Residents To Get Tested
The Cross River Government has kicked against stigmatisation of people with COVID-19 in the state.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Betta Edu stated this on Monday while sensitizing the residents of Yakurr and Abi Local Government Areas of the state.
Dr. Edu while sensitizing the residents of the area pointed out that the disease is not a death sentence, rather residents should go for test to know their status.
She went on to emphasize the need for leaders within the communities to get involved in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, ways to prevent the disease, and preventable deaths adding that testing centres have been established in both communities.
She also reiterated the need to strengthen the health system and promote health within the communities.
PTF: Despite Presenting Negative COVID-19 Results, 40 Percent Of Passengers On A Single Int’l Flight Tested Positive
The Federal Government has raised the alarm over COVID-19 test results being presented by international flights passenger.
Sani Aliyu, the national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, raised the alarm while appearing before a joint Senate committee on health and aviation.
Ibrahim Oloriegbe, chairman, Senate Committee on Health, at the meeting, had expressed concern about the protocols for international flight operations about COVID-19 test requirements.
Responding to the concern, Aliyu expressed that some international flight passengers who presented negative COVID-19 results tested positive for thereon arrival in Nigeria.
Aliyu said there was an instance in which 40 percent of passengers on a single flight tested positive for COVID-19, despite presenting negative COVID-19 results before boarding.
Speaking further, he justified the measure put in place for flight operations, while he also revealed that the validity period of test had been reduced to four days from the initial seven days to prevent repeat occurrences.
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