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Natural Home Remedies for Blemishes

By Guest Blogger Rose Emma

Natural Home Remedies for Blemishes

Blemishes can appear in form of dark spots, skin discoloration and commonly caused by acne. They can occur because some factors such as unhealthy diet, hormonal imbalance, aging, genetics, sun and wrong skincare.

The high amount of oil production brings about blemishes and they are mostly the result of an acne burst. The pimple fades away, but it lets scars stay with you and that make you remember it.

Having a suitable treatment for blemishes is the best choice to make sure that they don’t survive to attack you. Here are some natural home remedies to get rid of blemishes.

  1. Orange Peel

Orange peel is considered as a natural bleach to enhance your skin health and get rid of blemishes and acnes. It also helps eliminate suntan. In addition, with the high amount of antioxidants and vitamin C, it refreshes your skin and gives a youthful bloom.

How to apply:

–        Create the mix by adding two teaspoons powder of orange peel and one teaspoon yogurt and honey.

–        Apply this paste on your affected areas.

–        Let it sit for 15 minutes before washing it off.

Reapply this process two or three times per week until you see encouraging results.

You can buy orange peel powder market, or produce it yourself by putting orange peels under the sunlight for some days and later on grinding them to get suitable powder.

  1. Cucumber

Cucumber is one of the most natural and effective remedies to soothe for your skin and works as an astringent also widens your pores and supports to clear blemishes and scars. It increases the texture of skin and gets rid of inflammation because of the presence of antioxidant vitamin C.

How to use:

–        Blend a half cup of cucumber without peel in a blender and mix with lemon juice about three tablespoons. Place this paste on affected skin and wait for it about at least 20 minutes and then remove it with cool water. Do this routine until you see positive results.

–        Reversely, you can easily put fresh and raw juice from a cucumber on your affected skin by using a gentle ball. Keep it on for 20 minutes before rinsing it off with cool water. Repeat this twice per day for one month. For more benefits of cucumber at: 20 Handy Tips on How To Get Rid of a Black Eye.

  1. Strawberries

Strawberries are rich in a wide range of antioxidants and nutrients that can help keep skin from blemish. With the presence of alpha hydroxyl acids, vitamin C, ellagic acid and salicylic acid, it can peel dead skin, reduce acne and make scars fade away.

How to do:

–        Using a fork to mash three strawberries.

–        Use this to create a mix with two equal parts of organic honey and yogurt.

–        Then, put 1 tablespoon of ground oatmeal into the mix.

–        Slightly place it on your skin and let it sit for 10 and 15 minutes in maximum before washing it off with a warm cotton washcloth in order to open the pores.

–        Reapply this three times per week for at least one month.

  1. Banana Peel

Bananas and banana peels consist of some kinds of anti-inflammatory properties that can help get rid of inflammation of pimples and redness. In addition, they contain potassium and antioxidants that are excellent source for the skin.

How to use:

–        Put the inside of banana peel on your skin for at least five minutes.

–        Let it sit as long as you can; you need not clear it off with water.

–        Do this three times per day until your blemishes fade away.

In order to prevent blemishes, take considerations on skincare, follow a healthy diet, use plenty of water and keep away from the sun damage. Moreover, if acne or pimples bring about blemishes for you, remember to wash your face at least twice per day with a cotton soap and do not touch on your pimples.

  1. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is a wonderful skin-lightening natural and effective remedy to eliminate hyperpigmentation and dark spots because of the effect of bleaching.

With the rich of citric acid, it can exfoliate the skin, clear out excess oil and get rid of acne-causing bacteria. It also helps prevent the large pores from appearing and smooth your skin.

How to apply:

–        Simply place fresh lemon juice on the affected area and wait for it about 15 to 20 minutes and then wash it off. Repeat this three times per day for several weeks.

–        Instead, create a mix by adding one quarter teaspoon of organic honey with the same amount of lemon juice. Apply it on skin and let it sit on at least 15 minutes before rinsing it off. Do a few times per week until your blemishes disappear.

In other way, you can also combine together two teaspoons of tomato juice and lemon juice. Adding the same part of oatmeal if you want and rub the mixture on your skin. Wait for it about 15 minutes before clear it out. Reapply this routine, or three times per week for until you see encouraging results.

Having a suitable treatment for blemishes is the best choice to make sure that they don’t survive to attack you.

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Author’s bio: This article is written by Rose Emma – Senior Editor of Authority Remedies. She works as a health care expert in the field of Nutrition and Health for over 2 years after trained in Food and Nutrition Dietetics at Bluffton University. With all the experience she accumulates since college, she provides people with useful information about nutrition as well as helps them with their common health problems.

 

What Really Damages Your Skin?

What Really Damages Your Skin?

It’s surprising just how delicate skin can be. The skin on your body is responsible for protecting everything on the inside. It holds in moisture and helps to prevent germs, dirt, and bacteria from reaching essential organs. It will give you away, too. Your skin will reveal when you’re unwell, or not looking after yourself, by changing texture and color. It will even give away your age!

Of course, there are parts of your body where the skin is so thin it must be protected carefully. Your lips are just one area where special attention needs to be given. The reason for the skin being so thin is so that you have even greater sensitivity. And it also offers that great rouge color too!

So how can you protect the skin when it is fragile and delicate? And what are the consequences of damaging it? Here are just a few signs of damage to your skin, and how you can help your body heal again:

Cuts

Cuts can happen at any time anywhere. Your pet might catch you with a claw. Or maybe you caught yourself on a zipper. We cut ourselves chopping vegetables, and the pain of a papercut makes you appreciate the digital world so much more! Of course, there are deliberate cuts and incisions that we might have. Operations and surgery often require a cut or two, followed by stitches. You might have had a caesarean, or even keyhole surgery.

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Sometimes, you don’t mind bearing your battle scars. But there are times when you wish you could just hide it. Scarred skin is different from the skin around the cut because it was produced differently. There are products like Dermefface FX7 that might help reduce the appearance of that scar tissue. This type of approach can help you feel less conscious about it. When a scar brings back bad memories, reducing its appearance can sometimes be beneficial in other ways.

Scrapes

What child hasn’t scraped their knee? Most kids have bumps and scrapes. It’s a sign of a healthy, active childhood. Sometimes it will bring on a teary, especially if it feels sore. A scrape literally scrapes off the top few layers of skin. These are often the toughest layers of skin, even for children. It means the newer, more sensitive and fragile layers of skin can be left exposed. A little bleeding is common, and sometimes it can produce a yellowy liquid that looks quite awful.

Taking care of a scrape is simple to do, but you might want to leave it open to the air to ‘dry out.’ Antiseptic cream or spray can initially sting so much it’s worse than the original injury! However, it’s worth using, especially if the scrape came from the ground or other dirty surface. It’s up to you if you dress this. Consider the open area’s vulnerability to additional abrasion or germs. Scrapes rarely scar, but the healed skin can sometimes feel or appear less smooth.

Stretch Marks

So many women wear their pregnancy stretch marks with pride. They are a great testament to an incredible experience. Of course, they can also be marks that bother others. It’s not just pregnancy that causes stretch marks. Weight gain, or simply growing rapidly can stretch the skin and leave marks.

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Your circulation in that area can give them a more prominent appearance. Sometimes they are white and barely noticeable if your skin tone matches closely. Other times, they are red or silvery, especially in colder weather. This makes them much more noticeable and can make you feel quite self-conscious at times. Keep the circulation in the area healthy with gentle massage and exercise. You can also try body butters to offer the skin extra moisture. This is thought to help the skin retain more elasticity to cope with the stretch.

Acne

Every teen’s worst nightmare! However, acne can turn up at any time in life. While it is often caused by hormone changes, the health of the skin can degrade to prolong the infections and other problems we term as acne. As a teen, there are many medicated creams that can help reduce the inflammation and bring the pus under control. As an adult, these are often too strong and could cause further damage.

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The scarring from acne isn’t just caused by trying to drain the affected areas with your fingertips (squeezing). Long-term infections like this fill cavities in your skin that are then left empty, leaving pockmarks. Some laser treatments have been developed to reduce the visibility of these problems. Dermabrasion can help smooth the skin too.

Boils

Boils anywhere on your body are incredibly painful. It is often best left to a doctor to lance and drain them, to reduce the spread of the germs and prevent infection. Sometimes antibiotics are required. Some boils on the face, neck, ear or head can be quite dangerous, so see your doctor.

The trouble with boils is they stretch the skin a lot. Once they are drained, you might be left with excess skin and a scar from the cut. As boils often appear in places others can’t see it might not bother you. But if it is a problem, it’s important to care for this skin. Keep it clean and uncovered if possible. Change any dressings as directed. When it has healed, keep it moisturized without letting it get oily.

Burns

Minor burns in the kitchen often don’t bother us once we’ve taken the heat out of it under a cold tap. More serious burns should be treated by a medical professional. The heat that is trapped under the skin causes blisters. If these burst, germs, and bacteria can get inside and cause nasty infections. This is why you should never pop blisters!

Eventually, the fluid inside a blister will drain away on its own. It may be painful while it is there, and may leave some faint mark when it has gone. However, the burnt area itself is likely to scar. Dry burns can look like any other scar – white and stood proud from the skin. Scalds or chemical burns can vary in color and texture. It’s important these are treated by your doctor, and then follow their recommendation for a cream application.

Cysts

Small white lumps in the skin might be cysts or milia. They are often hard and round, and firmly attached deep in the skin. Removing them can cause bleeding, infection and permanent damage to that area of skin. It’s possible they are caused by old, dead skin cells grouping together if they are not sloughing away naturally. In some areas, particularly around the eye, they can be a sign of high cholesterol. Check with your doctor or dermatologist.

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Fight Aging Without Harming Yourself

Fight Aging Without Harming Yourself

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In the fight against aging, we sometimes do more harm than good! Strange chemicals, strenuous exercises, and crash diets can often have the opposite effect to the one we want. There’s a difference between fighting the effects of aging and simply fighting a bloody war against your own body and well-being!

Stop stressing out!

Stress is a killer. It ruins your skin and your heart, making it difficult to stay healthy. Long-term exposure to stress has been linked to long-term depression, which really isn’t going to help your body or your mind as you age. And all that frowning is going to exacerbate your wrinkles!

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Destressing is an essential part of the anti-aging process, and it can be achieved either through exercise or even the occasional indulgence. Don’t dismiss the likes of meditation or yoga – may work wonders for you. Even sitting around for couple of hours and watching a film or playing some games can help. Just don’t do it for too long, because a sedentary lifestyle isn’t great for you! Speaking of which…

Get out of that chair and start exercising

A biology lesson for you: our bodies are meant to move. In order to keep our cells strong – skin cells, lung cells brain cells, – we need to signals to our body that we need those cells to be kept in plentiful supply The best way to signal this to our bodies? Regular exercise.

So many of us spending too much time sitting down. This is a sedentary lifestyle, and it slowly kills people. It causes your muscles to lessen in strength because they’re not being used. It can cause spinal damage, resulting in late-life hunching. The slow movement you associate with old people? More often than not, that lack of mobility is a symptom of a life devoid of proper exercise.

Look into treatment for hair loss and skin degradation

Age weaken the cells that keep both your skin taut and your hair intact. Taking action to prevent this degradation is important, but you shouldn’t be ashamed to look into treatments to fix existing damage.

While some people go through some pretty insane treatments to fight skin degradation and hair loss, this doesn’t mean you should dismiss all professional treatments. Botox is often portrayed as taking things too far, but the right Botox injection technique can provide natural-looking results. Those who are dealing with severe hair loss can look into surgical hair restoration, as long as they research it thoroughly and make themselves aware of the risks of working with the wrong surgeon.

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Keep your mind stimulated

The brain is a muscle, and it can waste away just like any other muscle. You’re always using your brain – but a lot of people don’t really challenge their brain. Without the occasional challenge, your mind will lose its edge. Neurological exercises such as puzzles are good, and learning a new skill is definitely recommended.

Another thing: reading does amazing things for your brain. A simple, blood-pumping thriller will stimulate your brain – but why not take on some more challenging fiction? The works of David Foster Wallace, Thomas Pynchon, and Don DeLillo find the right mix of action and humor while also providing your brain a good workout.

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Health Woes In The Quest For Beauty

Health Woes In The Quest For Beauty

Everybody wants to look as good as they feel. Either that, or they want to look good so that they can feel good. This is why we put beauty on such a high pedestal, and it is also why cosmetics companies and other businesses within the beauty industry are making a killing. We want beauty products, and we want to believe in them.

We can also go to some pretty extreme lengths to achieve our ideals of beauty. We do this because we are constantly bombarded with images of ‘perfection’ – be it a billboard advertisement or images in our Facebook feed.

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Our rampant quest for beauty and perfection can bring up a number of health considerations as well. Believe it or not, but there are more than enough people out there who are willing to risk their health to cut corners and experiment in the hope they find a miracle beauty product. I shouldn’t need to tell you that this is wrong and a recipe for disaster. Mistakes made with beauty could haunt you for the rest of your life, or at the very least require you to rack up a huge cosmetic surgery bill. Our health must always come first, no exceptions.

What do we need to consider if we want to use products to enhance our appearance? Well – in the first instance, we need to think about our allergies. We might not have any, but the instant we slather something onto our face, we can spring up in hives and all sorts! This is because a lot of cosmetics use new manmade ingredients that we have not been exposed to, meaning it can bring up underlying allergies! For creams and anything else – try your best to stick to organic and natural. A lot of the manmade stuff can lead to problems, but it’s cheap – for sure.

Cosmetic surgery and body enhancements can be considered safe – but only if carried out by trained professionals. With something like cosmetic surgery, you absolutely cannot cut corners, even if it does save you thousands. Cosmetic surgery should only ever be a consideration if you take it seriously enough to have multiple consultations with a trained and respected cosmetic surgery professional. If you cut corners, you might be in less trustworthy hands, and this could ruin your beauty – and your health.

When it comes to body enhancements, in particular, you’ll see plenty of DIY options advertised. Avoid at all costs. For every success stories with these, there are thousands of horror stories. What’s more, an unsuccessful body enhancement can be fatal – especially DIY implants which can be infected – or might explode within the body. Don’t do anything like this yourself, at all – always speak to a recommended professional.

In fact, with most changes to your beauty regime, you need to think clearly about what you are doing. If something shouldn’t be in your body or on your face, it shouldn’t be in your body or on your face. Take your health before your image, because that’s going to last longer anyway!

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What Is Your Face Trying To Tell You?

What Is Your Face Trying To Tell You?

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We always notice any changes to our face straight away. After all, it’s the part of our body that we instantly see in the mirror! As the skin on the face is particularly sensitive, there can often be changes to the pigmentation, and new blemishes may appear. But are they something you should be worrying about? You just need to understand what your face is trying to tell you, and then you will know whether you need to book an appointment with a doctor…

Puffy Cheeks And Jowls

If you notice that your cheeks and jowls seem a lot puffier than normal, it’s a potential sign that you have been including too much gluten in your diet. So, you can reverse these symptoms by cutting down on things like white bread, pasta, and pastry. However, it might take a couple of weeks for the puffiness to totally go away. If you need an instant remedy, you should apply some rosehip seed oil to the skin as this has been proven to calm down any inflation.

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Constant Cold Sores

Do you always suffer from cold sores? These are small blister-like irritations that occur along the lips. You will normally experience a burning or itching sensation before the actual sore develops. The sores are caused by the herpes virus and will repeatedly appear if treatment doesn’t completely remove the virus. Are you asking yourself “can herpes be cured?” Lots of people wonder the same as there are lots of myths surrounding the virus. Thankfully, though, the virus is easily cured once you start taking the correct medication.

Drooping Face

If you ever notice that one side of your face is drooping down, you should call for an ambulance straight away. That’s because this is a sign that you are having a stroke. Usually, a drooping face appears alongside other symptoms, such as a difficulty to speak and blurred vision. But even if you only experience a drooping face, you should still seek medical help as sometimes the symptoms don’t manifest together. Plus, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

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Pale Patches On Your Skin

You should never ignore any pale patches that appear on your face. These are a sign that you are suffering from Vitiligo. This disease can affect the skin all over the body but, more often than not, it appears on the face, neck, and hands. Sometimes, it can also be found on the scalp. It is important you get checked out if you think you have Vitiligo as if it is left to develop it can increase your chance of developing diabetes and other serious conditions.

Puffy Eyes

Do you wake up every morning with very puffy eyes? Don’t worry; it just means you aren’t getting enough sleep! Try to go to bed an hour earlier, and you will find that you wake up feeling a lot more refreshed and with a lot less puffiness around the eyes!

So, next time your skin is trying to tell you something, you need to listen!

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How To Stop Your Office Damaging Your Skin

How To Stop Your Office Damaging Your Skin

 

 

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Modern life is hard on your complexion. We care very much about what we look like yet we subject our skin to many damaging situations and to a lot of stress. It can only take so much. Eventually, it will start to look dull and tired. It loses elasticity and texture and dry patches start to appear. You may also notice the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.

When you start to investigate what could be the cause of your skin problems you should start to think about your office! It could be the place where you work that is causing the problem. Luckily, there are also several things that you can do about it. Before you try out a radical procedure read these simple tips.

 

Office life and skin damage

The modern office is a harsh environment for skin. The main culprit in the damage is air conditioning. We all welcome air conditioning on a hot day. Without it, we would find it almost impossible to work in many climates. However, it does come with a price. Offices with air conditioning have very low humidity levels and this is what causes the problem.

When you are in an area of high humidity, the moisture does not leave your skin. However, when you are in an environment where the humidity is low, the water will leave your skin rapidly and your body will struggle to replenish it.

The glare from PC monitors does not help. You could sit in front of one for over 8 hours a day and they can have a drying effect on the skin. If you are not able to get up and get a drink whenever you want, it is easy to become dehydrated. When your hydration levels are low, your skin is the first organ to suffer.

Looking after your skin in the office

You have to go to work and turning off the air conditioning is not an option so you need to find other ways to help your skin cope. The main way to protect your skin is to help it seal in moisture with a natural product. Many women have found that effective hyaluronic acid serum for skin is the best way to do this. It is a natural product that will work in harmony with your body by deeply hydrating and plumping up the skin. Your fine lines and wrinkles will diminish as the product works like a ‘moisture magnet’ to trap the skin’s own natural moisture and guard against the humidity of the office environment.

If you are able to sit back a little from your monitor it will reduce the effects of the heat and light on your skin. Also, take a small bottle of water with you to your desk so that you can sip it whilst you are working. Frequent breaks will do your whole body good.

Try to get out of the office at lunchtime for some fresh air and spritz your skin with water to refresh you before you head back into the office.

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Small Additions To Your Diet With HUGE Impacts

Small Additions To Your Diet With HUGE Impacts

What is the foundation of a human being? Is it their hopes and dreams? Their feelings? Is it who they define themselves to be? Scientists say that it’s mainly water, actually. We’re all over seventy percent of H20, so we’re mostly water – that’s our foundation.

 

You could go one step further though. Food is our foundation. Easily. We say things like ‘breakfast is the most important part of the day’ – so how could it not be? Food sets us up for the day; it is something to look forward to. We can’t function without our diet.

 

However, we don’t all eat healthily. Bad foods are in abundance, and they are cheap. The temptation is always there as well, to eat something bad to feel good. With that being said, what are some effortless things that we can add to our diet to ensure that we’re getting the most from it, without going out of our way?

 

Chia Seeds

 

The Aztecs found an all powerful plant in the Salvia Hispanica, and its seeds (chia). These little pills of power have a large amount of benefits when consumed! The best thing about them is how tiny they are, meaning you can sprinkle them on all sorts of meals – from breakfast to dessert. The chia seed punches above its weight in terms of almost everything. They are rich in fiber; they are full of protein and abundant with omega-3 fatty acids. A few spoonfuls of chia with your meals can seriously help with your nutrition. This food is a real heavyweight despite it’s small size.

 

Water

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Mentioned at the start of the article was the fact that humans are mostly made up of water. If that is the case, why wouldn’t you include water with your food? Why wouldn’t you want to drink as much as possible (and as is safe)? Water is relatively easy to come by, and downing a cup before a meal can help your feelings of fullness last for longer. Water is necessary, and you should be trying to drink around eight cups or 2 litres a day, and more if necessary. If you move around a lot or if it is a hot day, you need to be drinking a lot more water than you usually would.  You need to get hydrated by water. Tea, coffee and fruit juices won’t work – so you need to ensure the majority of your drinking revolves around water, otherwise you will be dehydrated.

 

Sulfur Crystals

 

Organic supplements are all the rage – we want to ensure we are powered by nature and thus we seek an organic option. Sulfur crystals are one of these organic options that can be ingested along with food. It also aids with oxygen’s movement around the body. The benefits of sulfur in the diet are not commonly known, and you can learn more here. Sulfur crystals can help your body fight off all sorts of ailments can keep it strong. Sulfur in the diet can ensure that the body is able to resist illnesses.

 

 

 

Plant-based foods

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No – you can’t go out into the garden and pick some leaves to put on your plate. However, if you can move away from the majority of your meals being based around meats and carbs, you can reap the digestive benefits of fiber. We can get a lot of fiber from plant-based foods. Kale, cabbage, cilantro – all sorts of greenery can be added to our meals to enhance the nutrition that we get from our meals. If we can move meat and other foods to the sideline – we can live a much healthier life. However, if we take a few minutes to add a bit of spinach and kale to our meals, we can boost our fiber intake and add some health to our meals, it takes no time at all.

Healthy fats

 

We’ve been almost indoctrinated into the belief that fat is no good for us. The word alone comes with so much negative thought and connotations. However, fat isn’t bad. It really does depend on the type of fat that you consume. Good fats are the unsaturated fats that don’t outstay their welcome. Bad fats are the saturated fats – the trans fats that stick and glue to our bodies and our arteries. Saturated fats are found in natural products – like coconut oil and vegetable oil as well as meat, so be careful. Unsaturated fats are located in avocados, nuts, seeds and peanut butter. Drop the saturates and bring on the unsaturated fats.

 

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Essential Points You’ve Got to Consider Before Cosmetic Surgery

Essential Points You’ve Got to Consider Before Cosmetic Surgery

If there’s something you want to change about your face or body, you might be considering cosmetic surgery to get what you want. It’s one option to make permanent changes that you’re often not able to make in other ways. However it’s a big and often expensive commitment, so you need to consider some important things before you make your decision.

Your Reasons for Considering Surgery

You should think very carefully about why you’re considering cosmetic surgery. It can help you to feel better about the way you look, but it’s not the answer to all your problems. If you’re hoping it will change your whole life, you could end up disappointed.

The Results You’re Looking For

It’s important to be realistic about the results you can achieve with cosmetic surgery. Thinking about what you expect the outcome to be is essential. You should have a good idea of what you want before you go under the knife and your surgeon needs to understand what you’re looking for.

What Could Go Wrong

Any surgery is a risk, so you need to think about all of the outcomes that could occur. Knowing what could go wrong during or after surgery can be a little frightening, but you need to know if you want to make an informed decision.

The Recovery Period

Giving yourself time to recover is essential after having surgery. So you should think about how much time you can take off work or whether you’ll be able to rest for a while after your procedure.


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Baby Bump: How To Make Your Pregnancy More Comfortable

Baby Bump: How To Make Your Pregnancy More Comfortable

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For all of the magic that comes with being a mum-to-be, the glow, the excitement, the nursery preparations and the beginning of an entirely new life, being pregnant was never going to be the most uncomfortable of experiences. You have a little human slowly getting bigger and bigger inside your belly. It’s hardly nine months in a spa, for you that is; it is for your little one. Just trying to get comfortable on your sofa can be a challenge more complex than the Davinci Code.

Being pregnant just comes with a whole new set of aches, pains, cramps and all round discomforts that you have never experienced. Places that have never been sore before suddenly become sore simply because you walked across the kitchen. It’s crazy.

Don’t despair, though. We have done a little bit of researching and a little bit of chit chatting with other moms, and here are their top tips on staying comfy (or at least as comfy as possible) during your pregnancy.

The Blessed Body Pillow

So many mums-to-be don’t allow themselves the privilege of a full body pillow because they can’t justify spending that money. Yeah, they are expensive but, honey, you are pregnant. There is nothing out there that you don’t deserve. You’re creating life, that means you deserve every luxury going, and the body pillow tops this list according to our mom research. Back pains, aching hips, pressure on your ribcage; no wonder you can’t get comfy in the day or sleep well at night. That’s where a body pillow will totally rock your world. Ribs, bump and hips all get that extra bit of “ooooh, yes” feeling. If you don’t know which body pillow to get, read some reviews, speak to friends, and then go with the Snoogle Pillow that you can find here https://leachco.com/products/snoogle. It’s the most popular one as far as we can tell. And yes, yes you do deserve it.

The Constant Heartburn

You’ll start to notice pretty early on (we’re talking the first trimester) that heartburn and indigestion are going to be with you for the long hall, and maybe even the dreaded nasal drip too (especially later on in your baby-brewing). To cap the nasal drip on its head because it is the easiest to do so, we recommend you check out this link https://homeremedyshop.com/post-nasal-drip/ which tells you all sorts of ways you can cure it naturally – ginger, baking soda, steam etc. For heartburn and indigestion, the bane of any mom’s to be pregnancy, the mom’s we spoke to swore by papaya enzyme. They would take the moment they finished the last mouthful of every meal. Other ways we have heard of helping yourself include Aloe Vera, warm milk, and almonds.

The Stretch Marks

This is always a worry for moms. Wanting your pre-baby body back is only natural, and it in due course you can get it back. But don’t forget that you are creating a miracle, your body is working miracles, and that is something to love. Your post-miracle body is something to be proud of. Of course, the best thing for stretch marks is no other than our good friend coconut oil. It is just the best. It is so good for blemishes and eczema and, yes, stretch marks too. Just get a little bit in your palms and rub them over your belly before bed each night and then sleep (on your body pillow) while the magic happens. Voila. Stretch marks kept at bay.

The Urge To Snack

Chances are, even before you got pregnant the idea of going more than ninety minutes without a little food top-up didn’t sit well with you. We just love food too much and we don’t care who knows it. When you’re pregnant, though, especially in the first trimester, going ninety minutes without something can make you feel really sick, which is why you should always have a supply of snacks on hand. Whatever takes your fancy, add them to your stash. Put some in your handbag, in your car’s glove compartment, by your bed, in the living room (so that you don’t have to waddle to the kitchen), everywhere and anywhere you can think of. Sure, you may be telling yourself that you can go the three hours between breakfast and lunch, and maybe you can, by why run the risk of feeling sick. Not only that, but it will really help your indigestion and heartburn if you eat small amounts regularly.

The Exercise

Marathons may well be out of the equation (phew!), but some sort of light exercise is going to go a huge way when it comes to making you feel that much more comfortable. You may be thinking that we are crazy for saying this, but we’re not. When you’re pregnant, your muscles and ligaments are going to feel like they are getting tighter and tighter the further along in your pregnancy you get. That’s why it is going to really help you to keep them feeling loose, not just for day to day living and comfort but for the delivery too. Don’t worry, exercise doesn’t have to be strenuous. Just a little walking once a day, even if it is around town with a touch of retail therapy to motivate you, or yoga or Pilates or something. It all helps hugely. Just make sure you listen to your body. Overdoing it can be easy to do, so take it as steady as possible.

The Chiropractor

The thing with pregnancy is, well, your body is changing; it is getting thrown out of alignment left right and center. Yeah, thank you very much new hormones and baby bump. Your center of gravity has shifted and that can cause a few aches and pains here and there, especially in your lower back and pelvis. That’s where getting on the chiropractor’s bed can really make a difference. They will be able to help ease some of that extra pain and alleviate those aches, which will help you through the delivery process by making you more comfortable. Comfortable is good.

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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.

Grandmother Women Old Age
Grandmother Women Old Age

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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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