I Can’t Lose Weight No Matter How Hard I Try. Stupid Tip of the Day:

By Tia Cristy

Stupid Tip of the Day: I Can’t Lose Weight No Matter How
Hard I Try.

This write up has been inspired by my readers who’ve asked questions and all those stories of people trying to fight the fat.

Woman Stepping onto ScaleLosing weight can be one of the toughest things, some individual’s
will ever face. Number one thing in losing any amount of weight is, being healthy about it. Trying to unload a massive amount of pounds overnight can have dangers. Yet, when dieting, those intending to lose a large amount of weight, people tend to notice the first few pounds come off quickly and then, the weight loss comes to a screeching halt. The reason for this is the metabolism
is in shock of the body’s recent events.

A lot of times you’ll hear someone state that they gain
weight after a certain age, having a baby or they dieted and gained it back and then, some. This is because the body’s natural chemistry has changed and changed the way the metabolism worked.

So, with that being said, I think it’s good to work out the
metabolism first. With working out your metabolism first, it can shift
gracefully, with the new changes your body is about to endure.

Unmade BedThe most important thing for the metabolism is proper sleep.
“Proper” doesn’t always mean 8 hours, but it does mean quality sleep. If you tend to sleep restless or wake up frequently, it affects everything, including your digestion’s system of gathering and expelling what is needed and not needed. It’s best to realize sooner rather than later, that all bodies are not built the same. It has been proven that women should try to get 1-2 hours more sleep
than men; this is not always reality though, when it comes to maintaining the house and/or children something usually takes precedence. It’s my theory that this is one reason why some women have a harder time losing pounds.

Getting the proper quality sleep sounds easier, than achieving
to most people. But, it doesn’t have to be that difficult. Adding the amino acid Gaba into your daily nighttime ritual, can help with sleep, your metabolism and brain all at the same time. Taking Gaba with a natural sleep aid, Melatonin can give you natural sleep, without any grogginess or strange side effects.

Once the body’s sleep schedule is on track, the metabolism
may need some extra help working properly. The way digestion works is simply complex; what makes it simple is, the body either uses the ingested, stores it for later or disposes of it. When the metabolism isn’t working properly it stores way too much and that becomes fat. Taking to your doctor about adding a 400 mg. folic acid supplement into your morning routine can really boost the metabolism,
without sending it into some kind of dangerous overdrive.

When restarting the metabolism again, eating smaller
portions more frequently is beneficial. Small portions are only hard in the beginning, but once you know you can eat every 2-3 hours, starvation isn’t an issue anymore.

Here are just a couple things to do, without changing any
diet or activity in your life. These natural treatments can make a huge impact on those trying to lose a few pounds to simply maintaining a healthy weight. I always suggest, keep your doctor in the loop of any herbs, diet or exercise you plan on participating with.

TipsfromTia.com leg ironsFacing weight issues can impact individual’s on many levels,
finding a positive outlet to absorb your progress, is important in the process. Some individual’s involved in weight loss are trying to reach unrealistic goals while being at a healthy weight or slightly over, they see a different picture. Not everyone is built the same. John’s
story is interesting because he never saw his weight or would let it slow him down, in his mind. John has made a web diary of his struggles and process. This helps him see his downfalls and accomplishments and he’s out there sharing it with others. I understand sharing with others is not for everyone. But, doing something like taking a weekly photo or a diary on the positives of your progress that makes you face the facts and truths, allowing
one to not lie to themselves; think about it, mirrors can lie. If you don’t see results quickly, don’t feel defeated. Every step is progress.

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9 Must-Have Items for the Ultimate Man Cave. By Guest Blogger, Tracey C.

By Guest Blogger, Tracey C.

9 Must-Have Items for the Ultimate Man Cave

2-TVA Man’s home is his castle, but within that castle lies also a man cave. This is space is a manly domain, a lair where he goes to relax, have a couple of cold ones, and unwind. Fumed by the fragrant aromas of beer, sports, and testosterone, and rugged as a man’s personality, this room also represents the man of the house. And because it is so important, a man cave must also show character through the objects it houses. The envy of all the boys, the annoyance of the wife, and your pride and joy: the ultimate man cave has to have some of these all important essentials.

  1. A Personal Comfy Chair

Any serious man cave emphasizes comfort above all else, so it is no wonder that you need somewhere great to be seated during the game. Be it a recliner, sofa, or couch you want it to be the focal point of the room. A good chair also needs a foot rest, so you can put your feet up in the air after a hard day in the office, and catch up on some Z’s in peace.

  1. Wide-Screen TV

Nothing says man cave more than a TV! Be it the game, or the action-packed blockbuster, you want to watch it in style with the boys. A large flatscreen is just what the men ordered, as even when you are grabbing a cold one from the fridge you can still see the score, and you won’t miss out. And even though it’s a man’s world in there, it will be a great way to stay in with the wife, instead of going to the cinema.

  1. Fridge

Having a man cave means you can enjoy a cold beer by yourself, or with the guys. A good man cave fridge should keep the liquid cool and refreshing, and be in reach. If you can go for a double, a smaller one near the screen, and a larger for storing the reserves. Also, look into getting one with an ice maker, you once poker night kicks in, you have the cubes ready for the scotch or whiskey.

  1. Poker Set

Cigar smoke, liquor, dimmed lights – it’s poker night! Having the lads over for a shot at Lady Luck, you will need to have a poker set at the ready. A set will have everything you need: chips, cards, even a blackjack table cover. With this in your man cave, the house will always win!

  1. Pool Table
Photo provided by Guest Blogger Tracey C.
Photo provided by Guest Blogger Tracey C.

Once half-time hits, nobody wants to sit through the commercials. A great form of entertainment, pool is a real crowd-pleaser. And since you have it around the house, you can learn great new techniques, so you always hit the eight ball in the corner pocket, and show-off all your friends.

  1. Darts

If pool is not your thing, another all-star classic is the dart board. Because it’s a pretty simple game, you can even make it yourself. Remember, a man cave is all about fun and excitement, and nothing gets your blood pumping, or the testosterone burning than a dead center bull’s eye.

  1. Sports Memorabilia

7-Sports MemorabiliaWant to show off your inner sports fan? Nothing will highlight it more than decorating the cave with sport collectables. You can frame jerseys of your favorite team, put up banners, even putting up signed balls from your favorite players. It will add to the room, and make each game a spectacle to watch.

  1. Manly Blockbuster Décor

Die Hard, The Godfather, James Bond, Scarface, Batman – these macho classics represent the pinnacle of cinematography, but can also be the theme of your man cave. Print and frame up posters from your favorite action-packed screen adventures, get some cool movie-themed action figures to put on the shelves, and even redo the wall paint, so you can enjoy the manliest films in the best setting possible.

  1. Jukebox or Stereo System

Rock on in your man cave with the tunes from your youth. Putting in the sound to your spectacular-looking man cave will be the finishing touch. While the jukebox has that old vinyl feel (and makes sure the kids don’t put Taylor Swift on), a stereo system can really pump up the noise and reveal the inner-rocker in you to your neighbors.

So, there you go – the essential list that will make your man cave the showcase of your home. With these must-have items, your man cave will echo in a manly roar, wow everyone, and allow you to enjoy your favorite activities, reserved for men only.

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About author:

Tracey Clayton is a full time mom of three girls. She loves cooking, baking, sewing, spending quality time with her daughters and she’s passionate for writing. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.”

7 Easy Ways to Improve your Home with Technology. By Guest Blogger, Marie N.

By Guest Blogger, Marie N.

7 Easy Ways to Improve your Home with Technology

 

Photo provided by Guest Blogger, Marie N.
Photo provided by Guest Blogger, Marie N.

As we’re making progress every day in terms of technology and inventions, it would be a shame not letting it ease our living and improve the comfort of our home. This could involve pleasure items such as home cinema set or an intelligent TV, or some more practical elements in the bathroom and the kitchen area. These are some of my favourite easy but effective upgrades for your well-earned enjoyment.

1. Smart TV

If your old cathode TV doesn’t cut it anymore with its channel offers and image quality, it’s high time you step up with the new-age flat screen model. You know about smartphones, but what about smart TVs? Apart from being an economical merge of a monitor and a TV function in one, it provides a range of options from browsing the internet to serving as a great panel for design or programming, among others.

2. Home cinema

And where should we put our newly bought smart TV? This versatile device act as a perfect complementary element to an awesome home cinema setting. If you look into the home theatre Sydney area market, you’d find some excellent customization offers. Your movie or gaming experience can be placed into the modest or vast spaces alike, adhering to your possibilities. Take a seat and get transported into your very own media dimension.

3. Controlled illumination

Photo provided by Guest Blogger, Marie N.
Photo provided by Guest Blogger, Marie N.

If I only had a penny every time I forgot to turn off main lights once snuggled in my blankets with a good book. Thankfully, the problem is now history with the invention of remote control lights. This nifty gadget doesn’t only help you control the lights while you’re at the premises, but also while you’re outside the house. Your phone and special app is all you need.

4. Robotic cleaner

On one of those days when you just want to chill and forget all the worries in the world, a handy machine to clean up the house would be most welcome. A semi-autonomous quick-sensing vacuum machine has been with us for a while, but the newest series include an extra mopping mode. All it takes is to pick up the touchphone and set it into motion. Tempted yet?

5. Eco dishwasher

On to some other practical upgrades around the house. Manual dishwashing just may be the least favourite home chore, and a common machine has been taking care of this task for quite some time. However, with the rise of green agenda, it’s advisable we minimise the water consumption. High-tech models now reuse some previous-cycle water in the next pre-rinse which lowers the water usage by a third!

6. Tiles and other bathroom surfaces

Bathroom is known as one of the most hazardous places when presence of bacteria is the matter. I have discovered a pretty futuristic novelty in the tiling business. These titanium-dioxide coated tiles aid us in diminishment of pollutants and bacterial cultures. To seal the protective cover, exploit the benefits of hydrophobic sprays that repel dirt for the between-the-tile grout regions. Showers are eligible too.

7. Toilet makeover

In the spirit of sustainable living, there a few more things we can do for our bathroom with the assistance of technological advancements. For instance, double-flush systems can successfully preserve water by providing two levels of flush. Alternatively, utilise toilet bags as water conservers that improve the conventional (wasteful) systems with untouched flushing efficiency.

Your home can be turned into a well-oiled productive setting without some massive alterations. Create an enjoyable atmosphere with technological devices that boost the living experience in the whole house.

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The most exciting ways to spend your days off. By Guest Blogger, Daniel R.

By Guest Blogger, Daniel R.

The most exciting ways to spend your days off

Photos provided by Guest Blogger, Daniel R.
Photos provided by Guest Blogger, Daniel R.

Hard-working people seldom have time for themselves, so when you get a couple of days off it is only natural that you want to spend it by doing something you like. Sadly, it often happens that when that me-time arrives, people choose to sleep longer, and binge-watch their favourite TV show or read Tia’s blog. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but there are so many creative and exciting ways to use that time, it would be shame to miss them.

Invite your friends over

When was the last time you and your friends spent some time together, but not in a bar on Saturday night? You can refresh your teenage memories if you decide to make barbecue in the back yard, bring some beer, and spend time just talking and listening to music, of watching a good movie or watching  a basketball match. It doesn’t have to be a party for dozens of people, sometimes only you and your two or three closest friends can have a wonderful time and enjoy a quiet day at home. Watch old videos of yourselves, browse photos from when you were younger, and re-live old memories of your high school and student days. Such casual activity can fill you up with positive energy that will last for weeks to come.

Pretend you’re a tourist

Photos provided by Guest Blogger, Daniel R.
Photos provided by Guest Blogger, Daniel R.

Think about it, what was the last time you actually walked through your city and actually paid attention to your surrounding: architecture, monuments, and comfortable places in the park. When you’re a tourist, you take time to get to know the place you’re visiting and learn about it but when you live there, it stops being interesting, and that’s a shame. Browse the web to find out about your city, put on your sunglasses, grab a gopro hero action camera, put backpack on your back and explore the beauty of your hometown. What is more, you can upload the video on Youtube and help many others who would like to come and visit; not only will you spend the day being physically active, but you can have wonderful photos and videos for later.

DIY day

All of us have some DIY projects that we put off just because we don’t have enough time or patience to finish them. So, when you finally get some free time, why not use it in a bit more creative way and finish what you have been intending to finish a long time ago? Make that easy mirror frame out of old CDs, make your own dream catcher, and bring in some twigs and leaves to decorate your living room. DIY day can also mean experimenting in the kitchen with some delicious recipes for soups, sauces, and cakes; so fill your kitchen with flavours from all over the world: Thailand, India, China, Italy, and Mexico.

Muster some energy

Of course, there are also times when you just cannot muster enough energy to walk, talk, and work on your day off, and that’s ok. Sometimes a person just needs some quiet “me time” to feel refreshed again. Spend this day taking good care of yourself: drink a lot of flavoured water and green tea, make smoothies and healthy pancakes, finally finish the book like you have been planning to do for weeks, and go to bed early. Use this time to get a quality rest, and not just lay around, eat chips, and drink beer.

We are all different, and we all have our own definitions of ‘rest’ and ‘fun’, but sometimes we should all step out of our comfort zones and try something new. The quiet ones should spend the day with friends, and those who are always on the move should slow down and enjoy the day.

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Homemade White Wine Facial Treatments. By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

Homemade White Wine Facial Treatments

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Toners are a great solution for removing dead skin cells, excess oils, and any impurities on the skin. Even though the ones from a drugstore or a spa are beneficial, a homemade treatment is much better and more suitable for every skin type. What is more, you do not need to spend hours in a spa just to get your face in shape. Furthermore, the treatments containing white wine as one of its main ingredients have quite a nurturing effect on the skin.

White Wine Toner

The ingredients you will need to make this nurturing toner include six tablespoons of white wine, three tablespoons of both vinegar and lemon juice. An essential oil can also be added, but not more than a couple of drops. You will also need a bottle, in which you would mix all the ingredients and shake it until the ingredients are mixed well.

The Application

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Before you start to apply the toner, you must clean your face first. Do it as you normally do, with a cleanser cream or an essential oil. Next, you would want to steam your face with a hot towel, in order to get as opened pores as possible. This way all the impurities can be removed perfectly. Then, apply the small amount of wine cleanser on a cotton ball or a cotton pad. Later, tap it on your face, but make sure you avoid contact with eyes. For the best effect, the toner should stay on the face for at least fifteen minutes. If the skin becomes tight and sticky, that just means the toner is doing its magic. Once the fifteen minutes has gone by, rinse the face with lukewarm water and put a moisturizer on.

The Effects

Not only will the skin on your face will be smooth and moisturized, after the use of this toner, but also the pores will be much smaller than usual.  If you wish for your skin to be of a greater quality, use the toner regularly. A sweet white wine from bottle shop Melbourne cbd is a great ingredient for a dry and sensitive skin toner. The properties of this wine are perfect for moisturizing and nourishing dry skin. Furthermore, acne and dull skin will no longer be the problem you have to think about as well.

White Wine Homemade Treatment

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The ingredients you will need to make this nurturing remedy are white wine, Aloe Vera, 1 egg white, tea tree essential oil. White wine is full of antioxidants, which makes it perfect for tightening pores. Aloe Vera will cool your skin and prevent the excess of sebum secretion. Thanks to this, the appearance of acne will be ancient history. The egg white is a great cleanser and minimizes pores as well. Aside from being antibacterial and antimicrobial, tea tree essential oil also fights acne. Mix all the ingredients until they are blended well.

Before you start to apply the toner, you must clean your face first. Apply the small amount of a mixture on a clean make-up brush, and then go over the face, but avoid lips and eyes. Leave it on for fifteen to twenty minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. Finish the entire facial treatment by applying a moisturizer on.

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These recipes will help you enjoy a satisfying natural spa experience right there in your own home. They will refresh your skin and remove all the impurities. You will no longer have to go to the spa and give tons of money on the body and facial treatments. Now you will have the best treatments right at your arm’s reach. The best thing is these homemade toners are affordable, easy to make and does not require much time.

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5 Low-Maintenance Decorating Tips for Frequent Flyers. By Guest Blogger, Aimee L.

By Guest Blogger, Aimee L.

5 Low-Maintenance Decorating Tips for Frequent Flyers

 

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Image via Pixabay by RebeccaMartinez

Frequent flyers know the best routes to the airports, the fastest ways to make it through security, and the best luggage for racking up miles. But, frequent flyers may not know exactly how to decorate their homes in a low-maintenance way, so that they can spend more time relaxing at home when they aren’t on the road. If you’re looking for low-maintenance decorating tips so that you can enjoy your home more between trips, you’re going to love our five tips for frequent flyers.

  1. Opt for a No-Fuss Look

Clean lines are a good option for frequent flyers because furniture and accessories or window treatments with skirts and fringe collect dust and pet hair. It’s also helpful to go for a casual and comfortable look. Any furnishings or accessories with extra fabric or expensive fabrics require more cleaning time and more care if there are spills or messes. The less clutter, the less fabric, and the less throw pillows and throw rugs in your home, the less time you have to spend dusting, sweeping, and fluffing, and the more time you have relaxing and enjoying being home.

  1. Avoid Solid Colors

Solid colors show everything, from pet hair, to dust, to scuffs. To hide these blemishes, consider patterns or medium tones for your furniture and bedding. It’s also a good idea to think about your wall and flooring colors, bath towels, and other décor when selecting colors; avoiding black and white is a must for low-maintenance decorating.

  1. Decorate with Low-Maintenance Flowers

It may seem counter-intuitive to decorate with flowers when the goal is to create a low-maintenance space, but choosing low-maintenance flowers gives you a fresh look without extra fuss. Indoor plants also improve the air quality in your home, and it’s nice to come home to greenery after a long trip. And, decorating with low-maintenance flowers adds color, texture, and visual interest to your home in a less-expensive way than pricey accessories.

Some of the best low-maintenance indoor flowers and plants are African violets, aloe vera, snake plants, and peace lilies. If you want to decorate the exterior of your home with low-maintenance flowers, opt for impatiens, liatris, marigolds, peonies, and irises.

  1. Allow for Storage

Storage areas and accessories are a must for low-maintenance decorating, because the less things that are lying around, the easier it is to clean and remain organized. One of the best low-maintenance decorating tips for frequent flyers in terms of storage is to consider the storage potential in every possible place in your home. Think about what needs to be stored and where, and then select pieces that will accommodate those needs.

Choose ottomans that open to reveal storage compartments for blankets, remote controls, and games in the living room. Consider built-ins and window seats for extra storage in every room of the house. Opt for vanities with doors and drawers for bathroom spaces, rather than pedestal sinks. You’ll be surprised how much time you save cleaning when your belongings are organized in storage areas.

  1. Avoid Tile Flooring and Showers

While tile can be beautiful, it definitely will not aid in your low-maintenance decorating efforts. Tile flooring requires a lot of care because it can crack or chip and is difficult to repair. While the tile itself is easy to clean, the grout between the tiles is not. Grout often becomes discolored over time and is very difficult to clean.

Tile in the bathroom is anything but low maintenance, as it attracts mold and mildew. Again, the grout in tile shower stalls is very difficult to clean. Opt for solid materials for tubs and showers because they easily wipe clean and do not require extra cleaning time or effort.

Frequent flyers should be able to relax and enjoy their homes when they aren’t traveling. That’s why it’s important to keep your home as low maintenance as possible. Getting started with our five low-maintenance decorating tips for frequent flyers is a good start.

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Aimee Lyons is a twenty-something free spirit who loves crafting, painting, building, and anything else that lets her exercise her creative muscles. A born do-it-yourself kind of girl, she started DIYDarlin.com to inspire others to embrace their inner creators and tackle projects with confidence. When she isn’t crafting, you might find her vintage shopping or taking her Corgi Champ out exploring in her hometown of Austin, Texas.

Natural Mold Cleaning Tips. By Guest Blogger Heather R.

By Guest Blogger Heather R.

Natural Mold Cleaning Tips

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Photo provided by Shutterstock.

One of the biggest problems in any home, under the right circumstances is that you can face a lot of mold if you’re not careful. Mold and mildew will be a terrible thing to handle, especially since it will be really difficult to get rid of if you’re not careful. This is usually the case with hoarders, but you can solve most of the issues with dehumidifiers involved in the process. Even though you may use them you should still work on removing mold and mildew from the surfaces you already have going. There may be good substitutes for any harsh chemicals used in cleaning such problems, so we will cover most of the potential options out there:

  • You can make use of tea tree oil that is commonly found in health food stores out there. You can use it as a natural mold killer instead. This may be a pretty expensive solution on the list that has a stronger scent, but one that will disappear within a few days or so. You can do a lot of good with it as it will allow you to handle the elimination of mold from showers, ceilings, rugs and a lot more. This will help you eliminate the mold infestation you have around with using a spray of tea tree oil and water to kill any mold right on the spot. You don’t even need to worry about rinsing it as it will dry off on its own and it will work quite well.
  • Another option you can use is grapefruit seed extract, something similar to tea tree oil but it also happens to be fairly expensive. Unlike tea tree oil however, it will be without a lingering scent. Combine water and roughly 20 drops of it into two cups of water and use it in the same way as you would do with tea tree oil.
  • Next on the list you can find a really nice and natural mold killer that you may have been underestimating: white vinegar. Distilled white vinegar has the ability to kill more than 80 percent of the mold species out there. If you have light staining, then you can simply use a mix of 50:50 to get rid of them. This would allow you to kill your mold spores more or less, leaving the carpets safe for carpet cleaning purposes.
  • If you have a plastic shower curtain in your bathroom that has grown mold and mildew on it, then you can deal with it by tossing it in the washing machine with two bath towels and some baking soda and a cup of vinegar in the cycle. You can do this during the washing cycle with the towels, while the rinse cycle should cover the baking soda and vinegar to ensure you have cleaning done. Once the cycle is done your cleaning will be perfectly finished and you won’t have to worry about the details of the job. 

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Longer Lash Green Esthetics Contest

By Tia Cristy

Longer Lash Green Esthetics Contest

 

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Want longer lashes? I tried this all natural lash therapy by Green Esthetics.

I was skeptical at first to try anything on my eye lashes. They’ve always been a good length, but have changed over the years. I didn’t want something that would thicken them up while I was using it and then thin them out once I stopped. I did my research on the natural ingredients found in the product with all the vitamins and minerals mixed with essential oils, they all have positive results in growing lashes. So with only a little apprehension now, I tried it. And what happened?

I loved it. See the results going counter-clockwise.

Results over Two months going counter-clockwise
Results over two months going conter-clockwise

 

I took a break from using the product for a month to see what would happen. Seriously, no change from the thickness that have developed.

Sound too good to be true? Well here’s a chance to try it yourself for free. TipsfromTia.com and GreenEsthetics.com are giving away a full size bottle of Longer Lash (valued at $65) to one lucky winner.

To Enter: Please send Subject: LongerLash.  Along with your Name, Address and Phone Number to Tia@TipsfromTia.com

And, Be sure to Like and share TipsfromTia.com on Facebook or Follow on Twitter or Instagram.

One Lucky Winner will randomly be drawn Monday April 11, 2016 and be notified by email.

Note: TipsfromTia.com will only share the grand prize winners information with Greenesthetics.com for shipping purposes. TipsfromTia.com will not share or sell your information to any third party. This prize is not transferable for another prize or cash value. Follow Green Esthetics on Facebook or Twitter

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How to Clear Up Acne With Your Diet. By Guest Blogger Sophie A.

By Guest Blogger Sophie A.

How to Clear Up Acne With Your Diet

 

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Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Sophie A.

Anyone who has dealt with acne knows just how stubborn it can be. In most cases, topical treatments will suffice to keep acne in check, but when thinking about this issue more deeply, we can’t help but wonder why we get acne in the first place. Does our skin have an evolutionary flaw of which it can’t seem to manage puberty? This is why a lot of people blame modern diets as the culprit of this predominantly western problem. In fact, scientists have pointed out an increase in acne in communities that transitioned from rural to urban areas, and when they were introduced to western diets. For this reason, many dermatologists give dietary recommendations to acne sufferers. Here is a list of the types of foods to avoid, and what to include, if you want to have clear skin:

  • Acne and carbs

A high glycemic diet is known to cause insulin resistance, but what does this have to do with acne? Well, high insulin levels seem to increase the number of growth hormones. These growth hormones can speed cell and sebum production, which ultimately can lead to clogged pores. Western diets mainly consist of refined grains and are high in refined sugars, which can increase blood sugar levels. Healthier alternatives to this kind of diet include eating whole grains and avoiding sweets. This will not only lower your blood sugar levels but also keep your skin clear.

  • Acne and dairy

According to scientific research, milk can also cause high blood sugar levels, and the presence of bovine hormones in milk is also linked to acne flares. Hormonal issues are often addressed in acne treatments, so avoiding animal hormones might prove to be useful. The fat percentage in milk seems to play no role in acne development. What is even more surprising is skim milk, in one particular study, was more often associated with acne development in comparison to regular milk. It seems that if you want to keep acne at bay, you won’t be able to rely on milk for your daily dose of protein and calcium. Eliminating certain foods from your diet is part of a lot of acne treatments.

  • Omega-3 fatty acids

Scientists have pointed out that most western diets are poor in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for cardiovascular health, but they can also create a luminous skin. Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties, which of course might help with acne as acne is an inflammatory disease. Furthermore, a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids helps in managing stress and anxiety, another major cause of acne. The best way to get these healthy fatty acids is by introducing seafood to your daily diet. Flaxseeds are also rich in omega-3 acids, so make sure to add these to your dishes. Another popular option to get the daily dose of omega-3s is by taking dietary supplements, like fish oil.

  • Vitamins and minerals

Vitamin A has antioxidant properties: it helps in cell regeneration and boosts the immune system. A lot of people turn to skin peels for treating acne, and vitamin A can help in regenerating the skin treated with skin peels. You’ll find vitamin A in many reddish colored fruits and vegetables such as carrots, squash, and apricots. Vitamin E is another powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties. The mineral zinc is a common topical acne treatment due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effects. You’ll also find it generally in diaper and healing creams. Zinc can also be taken as a dietary supplement to help heal inflammations in the body. It is naturally abundant in oysters and beef, or if you’re a vegetarian, in cashews, chickpeas, and oatmeal.

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Conclusion:

If you want to be sure to keep your acne under control, check to see if your dietary habits might be causing the problem. You’ll find great relief once your skin can regulate itself without the help of cosmetic products. Although scientists are still keeping the question of acne and diet open, we can rely on other people’s experiences in treating acne with dietary changes. After all, if dietary habits show on our overall health, why wouldn’t it show on our skin as well?

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References:

https://www.thebeautyinsiders.com/the-best-way-to-fight-acne.html

http://www.healthy24x7.com/6-diy-simple-effective-tips-for-acne-care/

http://www.womenbeyond50.com/2015/06/everything-you-need-to-know-about-acne.html

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How to choose the best foundation for yourself. By Guest Blogger Diana S.

By Guest Blogger Diana S.

How to choose the best foundation for yourself

 

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When choosing a foundation it is important to remember that you should take advice from other people with some reserve and think about your own skin first. Not everything that perfectly suits other people will work for you and vice versa. Therefore, it is important to learn as much as you can about your skin tone and skin type and try different products yourself before making the final decision.

Know your skin type

Before embarking on your search for a perfect foundation, you need to know your skin type – whether it is dry, oily, normal, combination, sensitive, acne prone, etc. A lot of foundations already have a clear written sign for what type of skin they are meant for but there are also those that do not offer this information. Therefore it is a valuable thing to know that mineral, powder, mousse and oil-free foundations generally wear better on combination and oily skin types while hydrating liquids and creams are generally better for dry and normal skin type.

Importance of undertones

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It is essential to determine your own skin undertone because this can significantly change the appearance of the foundation on your face even if you got the right shade. If you have cool undertones, go for foundations that lean more towards pinky and bluish side. On the other hand, warmer undertones should pay more attention to foundations with yellow and gold tones. If your skin undertone is neutral, then you should pick foundation with neutral tones as well meaning that it does not lean towards either yellowish or pinkish tones.

Pick a good shade

In order to pick a good shade of foundation for your skin, you need to test it out in natural light because lighting in the stores can often be misleading. Apply a bit of foundation along your jawline and the one that blends with your natural skin color is the one that you should go for. Moreover, if you have a go-to shade of some other foundation you can use it as an example when searching for a new one. Still, if the color of your skin on your face differs from the skin color on your neck, always try to match your foundation to your neck because you do not want to appear like wearing a mask, do you?

Ask for testers

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If you cannot decide immediately what kind of foundation will suit your needs the best, do not be afraid to ask for testers at the store. Testers are usually premade for these purposes precisely but you can also try asking the staff to allow you to pour a small quantity of tester foundation product in your own containers so that you can bring it home and test it out, thus seeing for yourself how the foundation wears through the day, its coverage, whether it irritates your skin, shows off dry patches, make your face oilier, etc.

Do your research

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When you wish to limit your search for the right foundation even more, spend some time online reading reviews and looking at different swatches. What’s more, many brands, such as Jane Iredale makeup, have online quizzes that could help you with your orientation when it comes to different foundation formulas and shades.

The best way to make a foundation work for you in all aspects is to blend it in your skin as a true professional. Sometimes, even if you manage to find a perfect shade match, a foundation can appear streaky or too heavy on your face. Therefore, using the right blending technique can perfectly test the foundation’s efficiency.

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