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Is Your Home Making You Ill?

Is Your Home Making You Ill?

For many of us, our home is our castle, and it is the one space in which we feel most safe and secure. But is that really the case?

 

Even though you may think your house is completely perfect, there could be some small imperfections that you aren’t really aware of. And these imperfections could be having a negative effect on your health. Want to make sure that your house isn’t dragging your family’s health down? Here are some things you need to check.

 

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The Refrigerator

 

If you already throw out old food from your refrigerator on a regular basis, you might think that you are doing everything you can in the battle against food poisoning. Think again! There are some very sneaky ways your fridge could be increasing the spread of germs. Does your fridge have an electrical coil in it? This freezes once in awhile and then thaws. When it thaws, it drips water, which needs to be cleaned up regularly If it isn’t cleaned, it will evaporate and spread germs throughout your home. And don’t forget to wipe out the vegetable tray every now and then!

 

Heating And Cooling Systems

 

One of the biggest causes of illnesses caused in the home is the heating and air conditioning system. Air conditioning can leave traces of water it the system ducts. These small pools are great for encouraging germs and bacteria to breed. All of the bacteria can then cause respiratory problems, such as asthma and allergies. To make sure your family never suffers from these conditions, make sure your systems are professionally serviced every year.

 

Soft Furnishings

 

We all have our favorite chairs and sofas that we love to lounge in. And I’m sure you also enjoy spending lazy weekend mornings in bed! But did you know that your soft furnishings and bed sheets could be hiding a dirty secret? Over time, dust mites will collect in these soft items and make themselves at home. Bed bugs could congregate in between your sheets. These can cause skin irritation. While it is impossible to remove all dust mites from your home, a thorough cleaning every couple of months should keep their numbers down to a minimum.

 

Cleaning Products

 

You may think that cleaning products are one of the most helpful tools you can have in your home to help you in the fight against germs and bacteria but, in actual fact, they could be doing more harm than good. That’s because the strong chemicals in the products could be carcinogenic and cause cancer as well as headaches and skin irritations. Don’t worry; you don’t have to stop cleaning your home. Instead, you should just make the switch to natural cleaning products. Most of these are organic and eco-friendly, and aren’t harmful to humans or animals.

 

I hope this blog post hasn’t scared you too much, but it is always worth knowing exactly how our health could be affected by the environment around us. At least now you know how to improve things!

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Tips on How to Fight the Plights of Old Age

Tips on How to Fight the Plights of Old Age

If you don’t want to ‘grow old gracefully’, and you want to fight the impact ageing has on you, then you have every right to do so. If you want to fight the plights induced by old age, then you do so. Whether this means doing all you can to fight the appearance of ageing. Or whether it means doing all you can to fight the ailments of ageing. You do it. And if you choose to do it, make sure to check out some tips on how to do so below.

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First of all you should know that you can be as beautiful as you are wise when you grow old, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with doing this. You can fight the impact ageing has on your skin in the form of wrinkles, and there are now more ways to do this than ever before. You can do so by making changes to your lifestyle. And one change you can make is to simply ensure that you always get a healthy amount of sleep, and that you always sleep on your back. This is because sleeping on your front or your side can etch lines into your face, and when these lines get etched in enough they will be tough to get rid of. Another change you can make to your lifestyle in order to fight the plight of wrinkles is to stop smoking. But you don’t just have to make changes to your lifestyle as you take this venture. No, you could seek a BOTOX injection in order to fight wrinkles too. Whichever route you choose, just be sure that there is nothing wrong in wanting to tackle wrinkles and there’s nothing wrong with actively tackling them. They are one of the biggest tell-tale signs of ageing, so there is nothing wrong with them being the first plight of old age that you seek to fight.

But it’s not just about fight the appearance of ageing. It’s also about fighting the plights of old age that physically hold you back from living. And one thing that can hold you back during your twilight years is bad eye health. Ageing can have a detrimental impact on eyesight, and you shouldn’t allow for your eyesight to be changed in this way. A way to do this is to make changes to your diet. By opting for cereals that are ravished in whole grain. By choosing foods that are a good source of protein. And by cooking in a way that makes any fats you consume as healthy as can be. By implementing these three aspects into your diet, you will be doing all you can to fight the plight of old age that is bad eye health.

Now, this is not to say that you have to fight these plights of old age. It’s just to say that you should fight them if they ever make you feel uncomfortable. Neither is it a case of ‘growing old disgracefully’. It’s a case of wanting to look and feel as great as you can, for as long as you can.

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You are Flawless: Easy Ways to Prevent Acne and Dry Skin

You are Flawless: Easy Ways to Prevent Acne and Dry Skin

Spots, zits, pimples, whatever you want to call them, these little devils can be a nuisance to a woman’s self-esteem and confidence in her appearance. If you’ve suffered from acne, and it is likely you have or will have at some point during your life, you understand the annoyance and frustration which they can bring. A red spot on the face is difficult to hide and requires makeup to cover it, which can only exacerbate the problem. After all the prodding, pressing and damaging your skin, dryness typically follows, which can be another pain. To prevent these skin problems from ever occurring, here are a few easy ways to keep your skin healthy and acne-free.

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Wash your face twice daily

This might seem like an obvious one, but it is the most effective for quick results. Around 20 percent of women in their 20s and 30s suffer from acne and one of the main reasons is lack of personal hygiene. Find a good face cleanser, a bowl of warm water and a soft towel to pat your face dry. Make sure you don’t rub with the towel, this can spread any bacteria from the acne and worsen the outbreak. If you can, stick to a routine daily where you schedule time to clean your face. Moisturizer can prevent dry skin effectively, but only use it if you currently have no areas of acne on the face. Go to your local beauty store and pick a moisturizer which is scent-free. There is nothing worse than choosing the wrong type of skin products, which can cause skin irritation. To solve this problem, do your research before buying and ask a shop assistant for advice.

Drink more water

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The question of how much water to drink has always been a conundrum, but the most common answer is around eight glasses per day. If we were all perfectly honest, we would say that we don’t drink enough, but the health benefits are countless. Not only is water good for your skin, but it can fix other beauty-related problems and improve the internal function of your body. Issues such as, withered hair, brittle fingernails, strong-smelling body odour and headaches, are all a result of not drinking enough water. One great tip is to have a glass of water with every meal, that way you are receiving your daily portion without really noticing it. For those of us who don’t enjoy the taste of tap water, invest in one of the best RO systems to filter and remove any impurities in the water. By doing this you will have better water and be on the right track for healthier skin.

Hands away from the face

It may sound odd, but your hands harbour a decent amount of bacteria, and if you touch your face, that’s wear it all goes. Did you know that something so silly like touching your face too much, can give you the flu? There are a few other reasons why you shouldn’t keep touching your face, and dirty skin is one of them. Items such as, phones, doorknobs, and keyboards contain millions of germs, and if they get on your face, an unwanted acne breakout will occur. If you have a habit of placing your hands on your face, try holding a stress ball to distract yourself. This bad habit could be the reason for your spots. So next time you’re watching Netflix, keep your hands away from the face!

Get a good night’s rest

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Yes, sleep is the answer to many health issues, and one of them is the repairing of your skin! The importance of sleep is underestimated and should be as high on your health list as that of eating. Who would’ve known that a lack of sleep, even two or three hours less, could cause a spot breakout?  If you’re struggling to sleep, check out these tips for getting better shut-eye. From reading a book before bed to doing a substantial amount of exercise in the day, these simple activities can maintain and regulate a healthy sleep pattern.

Avoid wearing too much makeup

Some of us couldn’t bear the thought of wearing no makeup for the day, but if you want cleaner, more spot-free skin, this might have to happen. Of course, there are some products which are made for acne-prone skin, but the safest, fastest bet to clear up acne is to go makeup-free for a while. Not only do the ingredients themselves irritate your skin, but if you forget to wipe a day’s worth of makeup off before going to bed, the bacteria is festering on your skin all night. So do yourself and your skin a favour, go natural for a few weeks!

Do some exercise

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Slotting time in for exercise is also crucial for your health and a way to get better, spot-free skin. There is a range of great exercises to choose from and enjoy doing. Squats, sit-ups, light jogs and swimming, the list is endless. As you exercise, blood flow increases and carries nutrients and oxygen to cells throughout your body. Exercise can also decrease stress, which in turn, reduces acne and eczema. So, by following a fun, simple workout everyday, not only are you losing weight, but you’re preventing those nasty spots and dry skin!

Eat these types of foods

Food glorious food, this is definitely true and applies to those foods which help our skin. Many foods have been proven to possess a vast amount of health properties which help to improve the quality of our skin. Dark berries, watercress, and red grapes are full of skin clearing antioxidants. Tomatoes aid collagen production which keeps skin firm. Next time you make spaghetti bolognese add some fresh garlic! You might smell after, but it’s worth it! Garlic helps kill any unwanted bacteria in your body which stops skin infections and acne. There are an abundance of Twitter channels which are dedicated to the acne-removal cause and which give fantastic tips, one of them is AcneSkinSite.

Hopefully, at least one of these methods works for your skin. If not, consider popping down to the doctors and getting some acne treatment. We can’t let spots dictate our life.

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Feeling Good For Life: Your Quick But Effective Guide

Feeling Good For Life: Your Quick But Effective Guide

Feeling good for life – is it truly possible? We say yes! Here’s how in your quick but effective guide:

Love Your Body At All Stages
Fitness and health are not linear. You might have six pack abs one summer and then lose them after eating a few too many pizzas. So what? You had fun! Love your body at all stages.

Wear Clothes That You Love
Wearing clothes you love will change your life. Don’t save them for a special occasion. Life is a special occasion! You might just find that you’re so much happier and more productive when you wear the right clothes.

Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices
Making healthy lifestyle choices like eating right and exercise will help you to feel good in all kinds of ways. The right food will energize you, and exercising will release endorphins to make you happier. Not only will you look incredible, you’ll also feel incredible!

Spend Time With The Right People
Spending time with the right people is key to feeling good. Do your friends lift you up, or bring you down? Some even say that you become the people you spend the most time with!

Never Compare Yourself
Comparing yourself to others, especially big celebrities who have lots of surgery to make them look the way they do, can be dangerous. Make sure you embrace your uniqueness and understand that somebody else’s beauty does not take away from your own. On the subject of cosmetic surgery, take a look at the infographic below for some stats from 2016:


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Bridal Makeup Tips for Flawless Wedding Photos

By Guest Blogger Diana S.

Bridal Makeup Tips for Flawless Wedding Photos

 

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With your wedding just around the corner, you need to get everything prepared. You’ve found the dress, booked the venue and invited all the guests and now it’s time to take care of wedding beauty. Bridal makeup is just as essential as the rest of the wedding elements and every bride should be perfect on her big day; especially if she wants mesmerizing wedding photos. Thus, here are several tips for your flawless makeup and wedding photos.

Primer is essential

Firstly, by applying it you can have perfect makeup with little products. Secondly, it will help your makeup last throughout the whole wedding. Primer’s purpose is to smoothen your face, no matter how rough it is and it will help the rest of the makeup adhere better and blend in perfectly. Everything looks better with a primer and you will avoid having shiny areas on your face on your wedding photos and you won’t have to rush to the bathroom to fix your makeup every now and then.

Use a concealer

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Since planning a wedding takes time and can be stressful, you probably won’t get too much sleep. This will result in dark circles under your eyes that need to go away on your big day. That’s why you should rely on a concealer. However, you should avoid using concealer five shades lighter than the rest of the makeup and your skin tone. Remember, less is more so spread it out evenly and modestly so you don’t end up with white circles under your eyes.

Emphasize your eyes

Don’t forget to make the eye makeup a bit darker, because you need to compensate for the whiteness of your dress and accessories. Also, pay attention to your lashes. Most women have never worn fake eyelashes but on your big day you can try them out. However, you need to be careful and rely on a professional to apply them; otherwise they could be your worst nightmare. You can also use individual eyelashes which can make your lashes more rich and natural. Nevertheless, you should emphasize your eyes, since they can get lost in the photos; but this way you will look beautiful in all of them.

Don’t forget your lips

Since your whole bridal look is rather white and light, you shouldn’t ignore your lips. They will need some colour as well in order to avoid looking too pale. You can opt for your favourite lipsticks or lip glosses in complementary colours, or rely on good old chapstick. If you leave your lips bare and dry, cracks will show up on camera and that could ruin your whole look.

Find a good photographer

To look good in your wedding photos you will also need a good photographer. Depending on your budget, you can hire a professional or ask a friend to take photos and videos. However, rely on friends only if they know what they’re doing and if that’s their passion. Otherwise the photos might not be as satisfying. If you decide to hire a professional, you should even have a trial photo session. Wear your makeup and ask your photographer to snap a few photos so you can see how the makeup looks. Many professionals, like those from Perfect Moment Photography, will gladly have a trial with you in order to make sure you are completely stunning and satisfied.

Have a trial

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Before applying the final makeup for your big day, make sure you have a trial with your makeup artist. Give them your ideas and desires and wear a white shirt so you can see how the makeup looks on a white outfit. Trials are essential, because you don’t want any mishaps on your wedding day and so you can know for sure what makeup look is the best for your wedding.

There you have it; the most essential tips for your bridal makeup. Follow these tips and there is no doubt that you will look stunning on your wedding day and in your photos.

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Keep Hold Of Your Youth

Keep Hold Of Your Youth

Do you ever feel as though you’re losing your youth and your beauty? Don’t worry, you’re not alone with this worry. A lot of people begin to feel this way, and it can happen sooner than you would believe. For instance, you might just look in the mirror one day and see that there’s a wrinkle there that wasn’t before. When you smile, you no longer see dimples, you see giant crevices in your skin. Suddenly, beauty and youth are no longer things that come naturally to you. Instead, you’ll have to start working for them.

You might have to start combing back your hair to make it seem thicker. You may need to look into those anti-aging creams, and perhaps, it’s time to start thinking about getting some tips from your mom on how she stays looking young.

The good news is that no matter how old you are, how old you feel, there are always options if you want to look younger. To do this, we need to understand and uncover the telltale signs of age. There are quite a few to contend with here but by covering them all, you can make sure you still look like your old young self.

Show Me That Smile?

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One of the key traits of youth is healthy looking teeth. If you want to know the secrets behind the celebs that don’t seem to age, it’s probably that smile filled with pearly white gnashers. White teeth have a few effects on your looks. First, they bring out your eyes, making them seem more distinguished. Second, they draw attention away from other more troubling features of your face. Finally, they are just naturally associated with the young. That’s because as you get older, you will start to notice your teeth going yellow and maybe even turning a little crooked.

However, there’s an easy fix to this issue, and that’s teeth whitening. You can view some options here and have a look at the type of treatment that suits you. When you whiten your teeth, they don’t look as though they have been artificially Changed. Not even a dentist will be able to tell that you have had work done on them.

As for teeth that are a little crooked, there are treatment options available like six-month smile therapy. Smile therapy is a way to alter your teeth gradually, pushing them into the right position until you have the perfect look.

The Skin You’re In?

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We all worry about wrinkles, but how do we make sure that our skin doesn’t age prematurely. Well, sunlight is probably your worst enemy and no, we’re not suggesting that you start to live like a vampire. You should on the other hand, always use sunscreen when you’re out in it. Not getting sunscreen can leave you in the position where your skin will burn and you don’t want that. This will leave your skin looking leathery eventually and cause wrinkles to develop early on. Is this the only issue for your skin?

Believe it or not, your diet is also a factor to consider here. You must make sure that you are eating the right food to keep your skin healthy. For instance, while a lot of people hate the taste, celery has been shown to have some truly wonderful effects on the way your skin looks. For instance, you might have bags under the eyes due to retain fluids. Celery can help soak that right up, getting rid of those unsightly signs of age.

Aside from this, there are ways to reduce the signs of wrinkles without cream. You just need to work on tightening the skin through exercises in the same way that you increase your muscle. An example of this type of exercise would be tilting your head towards the ceiling and then opening and shutting your mouth. You will feel your skin tighten and this will improve it’s elasticity, ensuring that you don’t develop a turkey neck.

What about blemishes on your skin? You might have a few beauty spots on your face and other areas of your body. Or, areas where the color of your skin has changed. In cases like this, it can again be a matter of diet. Eating the right foods filled with vitamins, you can make sure that your skin retains its natural color and that you keep your youthful glow.

The Right Fashion

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The clothes you wear and styles you choose will certainly impact how young you look. Obviously, you don’t want to dress like Miley Cyrus when you’re past thirty. But at the same time, you shouldn’t resign yourself to dressing like a grandmother with knitted cardigans and floral dresses. If you are confident with your figure, you shouldn’t be afraid to show it off in slender, classy clothing. Make sure that you pay attention to the style of celebrities such as Christina Binkley. While she may be one of the more mature celebrities, many people say she can pass for a late thirty. Why? Although she has had surgery the clothes she chooses to wear definitely help.

Working It Out

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Finally, you do need to think about your figure. A lot of people realize they are looking old due to their body shape and push themselves to lose weight. Unfortunately, if you lose a lot of weight later in life too quickly, your body can end up looking quite haggard. That’s why you should work to gradually get in shape from an early age.

You want to reach a nice average weight by basic workouts that aren’t too strenuous. Yoga is a great example of an exercise that you should try because unlike weight lifting it doesn’t put immense strain on the body. As such, you can keep yourself fit, healthy and looking young without any issues at all.

I hope you find this advice useful. Take it on board, and I’m sure you can keep the look of youth for a lot longer.

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Things to Know Before Getting Tatted Up

Things to Know Before Getting Tatted Up

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Every tattoo has a story. Stories can be why you got the piece, who or what it represents or how you got the tattoo.

Some tattoos represent priceless memories created or getting inked up can be a priceless memory all in itself.

That’s all good, but don’t let it be a lesson after the fact.

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Things you should know before permanently branding your body

First, it’s permanent.

Picking a tattoo should be something you can live with for the rest of your life.

Have you ever met someone with a tattoo they regret? It’s too common of a story.

Eric Amicone of Everlasting Tattoos in Philadelphia, recommends printing out a picture of what you think you want. Carry it in you pocket or wallet. Take a look at it daily. If you’re not sick of it in three months, then that’s your tattoo.

If it’s a symbol you want, double check the meaning for contradictions.

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If it’s words, triple check the spelling, remember, ‘No regerts’ should actually say, ‘No REGRETS’

When picking a tattoo parlor

Make sure the artist is state certified and has city credentials.

Check the internet for reviews.

The place should be clean.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions. It’s your body. You have the right to know.

Be polite. They are working hard to give you magnificent art that will last you a lifetime.

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And a great tip, talented artists will take your idea and redraw it to make it personal for you. Use your voice to give your input. Building a relationship with your tattoo artist can be a great thing.

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Quick Fixes To Solve The Most Common Beauty Nightmares

Quick Fixes To Solve The Most Common Beauty Nightmares

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Every woman knows that looking her best makes her feel her best. Consequently, millions of us invest a huge amount of time and money into perfecting our appearances. Getting it right when things are going well is one thing. But maintaining that sense of confidence when problems occur is another altogether.

 

Throughout your life, you will inevitably face a number of beauty-related problems. While the seriousness of those issues can vary massively, the need to find a quick solution is always the same. Here are some of the most common issues, along with what can be done to overcome them.

 

Skin Blemishes

 

As the biggest organ of the human body, the skin is something that requires constant care. Even with those daily rituals, though, you cannot prevent all blemishes. After all, the skin is a barrier that is constantly exposed to the elements.

 

Minor skin issues can range from an outbreak of acne to dryness and blotches. In addition to normal hydration, these home remedies can go a long way to repairing the damage. Meanwhile, natural looking foundations and subtle makeup can cover the issue without making it obvious.

 

If you suffer from long-term skin problems, such as eczema, you may wish to consult a medical expert. Similarly, if moles and similar blemishes are causing a problem, getting them removed could be a great solution.

 

Bad Hair Days

 

Most women will encounter the occasional bad hair day. In some circumstances, the quickest way to forget about this is to tie your hair back. But what about when you need to look your best for a date, family event, or business meeting?

Whether you’ve had a bad haircut, suffer from a condition like alopecia, or just can’t get your hair to sit right doesn’t matter. Having a plan B on standby will provide a quick answer to those problems. Something like a lace front wig is a good choice that can be used in a variety of circumstances. Whether it’s a one-off or an extended solution is up to you.

 

Knowing that your hair is in good health can settle the nerves regarding your general appearance too. With that added confidence, any other blemishes will feel far less problematic.

 

Discoloured Fingernails

 

Yellow fingernails are a very unattractive sight. If you are a smoker, this should be just another incentive to finally kick the habit for good. Even if it means vaping for the short-term, the benefits will be seen in a matter of days.

 

Many nail gels will cause problems too, especially the dark coloured ones. This guide to whitening your nails should help you remove the bulk of those stains within a matter of minutes. In future, adding an extra base coat to protect your nail could make a world of difference.

 

Nail strengtheners and anti-biting chemicals can help the long-term health too. Moreover, those ideas can also be implemented to help your toenails. It might seem like a small improvement, but the physical and emotional rewards are huge.

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The Best Natural Remedies For Clearer Skin

The Best Natural Remedies For Clearer Skin

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Everyone deals with problem skin at some point in their life – some longer than others – and finding the perfect remedy can be costly and time consuming. After a few weeks of using the cheap cleansers, you would spend more money trying to restore moisture to your skin. It was a never ending battle.

Thankfully, beautiful skin isn’t reserved for those blessed with good genes, or access to expensive facial treatments. You can treat your skin to a pampering facial using what you have in your kitchen cabinets. Let nature work its magic on your skin issues this weekend.

Lemon

The citric acid present in lemon helps keep the skin clear by removing dead cells, and its vitamin C content helps reduce dark spots by increasing the cell renewal process. Lemon also has bleaching properties that will help improve your overall skin complexion.

The method couldn’t be easier; simply apply fresh squeezed lemon juice to your face and neck, leave for ten minutes, then wash off with lukewarm water. Next, rub cucumber slices on your skin to soften and moisturize. Do this once every other day. This is the best solution available until you can get a discount on a facial treatment mask with a bloomingdales coupon code.

Aloe vera

The worst-kept dermatological secret in the world is aloe vera; not only does it soothe sunburns, it can clear even the most stubborn acne. Aloe vera has antibacterial properties that help kill bacteria that cause acne, anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe irritated skin, and astringent properties that help heal scars. Plus, it moisturizes the skin and stimulates new skin cell growth.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a plant on hand, as aloe vera gel will work just as well. Several times a week, rub the gel onto your skin with a cotton ball, leave for a few minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water. It may take a few weeks to see results, but in the meantime your skin will certainly feel softer.

Tea tree

Tea tree is often mentioned as a solution for stubborn acne and oily skin conditions. Tea tree essential oil acts like a solvent and cuts through dead skin cells to unblock pores. Its antibacterial properties also kill off the acne causing bacteria, and prevent further outbreaks. Make sure to dilute it before use (one part oil to nine parts water). First you should wash your face with warm water. Then, simply apply the tea tree solution to problem areas using a Q-tip. If you prefer, you can apply a light layer of moisturizer.

Water

One of the many benefits of water is that it can purify the impurities in your skin, get rid of dryness and wrinkles, and remove excess oils and dirt. Drinking at least 2 liters per day gives the skin a bright, noticeable change in less than a week. Water also helps your kidneys flush out toxins, hydrate your brain to improve concentration, and can help you lose weight.

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Growing Old? You Can Be Beautiful As Well As Wise

Growing Old? You Can Be Beautiful As Well As Wise

As we grow older we acquire many applaudable attributes. We’re wiser, smarter, and more grateful for everything that we have. But one thing that doesn’t age quite as well are our looks. When we’re young we have everything on our side, but as time goes on things tend to turn on us somewhat, and we can sometimes end up looking not as attractive as we’d like. However, that doesn’t mean we have to give up on our looks. In the 21st century there is no excuse for us to not look out best, regardless of how old we are! Here’s how.

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Staying Active

Yup, you might have noticed that you don’t look quite as youthful as you once did. But think about it: when we’re young, we’re always running around, being active, regular men and women about town. As we age, we become more sedentary. If you want to stay youthful and beautiful, you should take up an exercise routine that’s right for you, one that’ll have your face looking fresh and your body look good. You’ll be glowing, basically, and everyone’s drawn to someone who glows!

Science Has the Answer

Of course, even if we work out as often as we want to we sometimes can’t mask some factors that we’d rather live without. If you can’t shift weight in one particular part of your body (you can’t, unfortunately, target weight loss when you work), you can always use a service like  GastroCenter’s Smart Lipo treatments and trim away the fat in those areas where the fat is hard to shift. Similarly, if your issue is hair loss – which affects around 50% of women and 80% of men during their life times – then you can look at consulting a hair transplant specialist and add some extra hair to boost a youthful look.

Being a Fashionista

There comes an age where we kind of slip out of the trend scene, where we’re not too sure what’s hot and what’s not. It makes sense, especially as we have so many other things going on in our lives. However, staying abreast of the clothes that’ll make us look at our best actually isn’t all that difficult – dedicate some time to reading the best clothing blogs for older people before you go shopping and you’ll look great when you return from the stores.

Living Well

Of all the things we can do, few affect our beauty greater than our lifestyles. If we eat well and don’t drink too much alcohol, we can carry on staying youthful for longer. If we live the lifestyle of a 25 year old, we won’t. Take care of yourself and you’ll naturally stay youthful and beautiful.

Accepting Who You Are

Of course, you can’t fix every single ailment. At some point you’ll need to learn to accept some of the flaws that can’t be fixed. Part of being beautiful is having confidence, and if you have confidence then people will notice it. Sometimes it’s much more about our attitude to ourselves and life than we think!

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