Summer is all about making great memories! But one thing you don’t want to remember: that new scar on your hand from a minor grilling mishap. Gotu kola to the rescue! Research in the journal Aesthetic Plastic Surgery found the Asian herb can fade existing scars, prevent new ones from forming and encourage the growth of healthy new skin by revving collagen production. To do: Dab a paste made from water and Gotu kola powder (Nuts.com) on scars twice daily; cover with a gauze pad until skin heals or scar fades.
One of the easiest ways to foster joy and good health: tailoring your clothes to your unique needs. When deciding what to wear, consider the radiant energy of the colors in your closet. Each one has an effect on your body, and color therapy has been used for centuries in the treatment of disease and injury. Anxious? Pick a blue top, which promotes tranquility and calmness. Sad? Add a pop of yellow. The sunny color has been shown to boost cheer. Grieving? Choose pink, which can help heal sadness and loss.