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Thinking Of Your Future Self: What Can You Do?

Thinking Of Your Future Self: What Can You Do?

Sometimes we need to be aware that the things we do today, will have an impact on our tomorrow. Sometimes we can get stuck in the here and now and focus too much on how we feel today, and making sure that we feel good about it, but often, sometimes those things on a long term basis will not help us in the future. It is always good to feel amazing in the present day, but if you can, making wise choices as well for your future self. Here are some of the things that you can do.

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Take care of your teeth

Your teeth are often one thing that you overlook, but in truth, we only get one shot at looking after our adult teeth. You may not be able to avoid accidents that cause your teeth to be damaged or fall out, but you can ensure that they are looked after, free from plaque and are in good condition. This is when things like a decent dental care schedule could work in your favour. Enabling you to go to appointments, have your teeth regularly checked and ensure that any treatment needed is done. It may sound like a simple thing, but we will all be thankful for decent healthcare in the future as we get older.

Work on your mindset

Your mind is a powerful tool, and so you should ensure that you work on this aspect of your life. The issue is that we can all develop habits of thinking. You may naturally go towards a negative outlook, think about the worst case scenario of generally feel not good enough. But this is your mindset, and it can be changed. Like anything habits need to be broken and made again, and you can certainly turn negative thoughts into something more positive. You could also work on other things like gratitude, which could also work towards helping you change your outlook on life for the better. Small steps can have the biggest impact.

Change your lifestyle

Your lifestyle is a big factor, and the things that you eat and the amount of activity you do day to day can also have a positive effect on your future self. You need to ensure that you nourish your body with the things that it needs to function more effectively. Activity doesn’t mean heading to the gym each day, but making a choice to be active everyday. This could be walking your dog, or even just taking the stairs instead of a lift. Changing your lifestyle is an ongoing thing, and takes work and effort to realise what will work for you and what won’t.

Becoming more aware of makes you feel good

Finally, you only get one life, and so it is vital that you become more aware of the things that make you feel good, and avoid those things that don’t. Of course, not all of us will have a job we love but yet we still need to do it in order to pay our bills. But the long term benefit of that is being able to live the life we want, so it’s an essential cog in the system. This is more about surrounding yourself with people you love and build you up, and also being able to do the things that you enjoy doing. Fill your days with as many good things as possible.

Let’s hope this helps you to think of your future self.

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What’s Stopping You From Wearing Shorts This Summer?

What’s Stopping You From Wearing Shorts This Summer?

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Winter has been long and unforgiving this year and, if you’re anything like most, you’re pleased to see that March is at least bringing some sunny days along with it right now. After what seems like forever, you can finally put those chunky jumpers away and start looking towards the season of salads and shorts. And, it couldn’t come soon enough.

The only trouble is that shorts are looking a little daunting now you’ve been able to cover your legs all winter long. The idea of bearing it all is pretty petrifying right now. By the end of last summer, you were wearing shorts loud and proud. Now, though, you’ve lost your nerve. And the chances are there are reasons why.

Shorts are just one of those items which can be tough to pull off. At the very least, you have to be confident in your body to make these work. While they can look fantastic when worn right, they can also become a fashion disaster. That’s especially the case if you make one of many short faux pas when wearing them.

But, what exactly are these faux pas, and are they behind your short-based fear this year?

Thunder thighs

After all those winter carbs, it’s possible that your thighs aren’t exactly streamlined right now. Who can blame you? Anything to get through the colder months. The trouble is that thunder thighs and shorts don’t go hand in hand. Before you know, you’ll be sweating it out in jeans through the warmest weather. Don’t let it happen. Instead, turn your attention to thigh fat now to ensure you slim down before summer hits. Something simple like bike riding or squats can make a difference here. Pair these with a more summer-based diet, and you could be bossing shorts before you know.

Trashy tattoos

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Some short-based worries are a little trickier to address. Take, for instance, people who have unflattering tattoos on their legs or ankles. It may be that you got a terrible tattoo when you were young, or that you thought it’d be romantic to get a partner’s name. For whatever reason, you can’t stand showing that mark to the world. Perhaps you broke up with your partner during winter or grew up a bit. Either way, embarrassed doesn’t even begin to cover your feelings about it now. Admittedly, the cure for this isn’t as easy as exercising, but there are ways to work around this for short success. First, ask questions like ‘how does laser removal work?’ and ‘how much will it cost me?’. Once you know these basics, you can book up for a removal procedure well before the hottest weather hits. As simple as that, you’ll be able to reach for shorts without thought.

Shaving rashes


Shaving rashes are another common reason for worry when wearing shorts. No one wants to leave their chicken legs on display, after all. The trouble is that, if you aren’t careful, it’s all too easy to fall foul to this issue. This is especially the case if you’ve gotten lax with shaving during the winter. Suddenly shaving off that long hair could lead to all manner of problems. At least, it can if you don’t take care. As a general rule, though, there are things you can do to avoid this issue. Using high-end sharp razors can be a huge help in itself here. You should also aim to exfoliate and moisturize after every shaving session. And, if you haven’t done so in a while, it’s worth starting shaving now. That way, you can address any issues which arise in the initial aftermath of your first shave of the year.

What about height?

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Sometimes, short aversions come about due to little more than height issues. People who are either tall or short may feel self-conscious with this choice as it can highlight your legs, and thus your height. Of course, there isn’t much you can do to address your height on the whole. What you can do, though, is consider different types of shorts. For taller people, extended options like Bermuda shorts could be the thing to even your legs out a little. For shorter ladies, low-rise shorts are sure to serve better. They can really lengthen the appearance of your legs.

If you’ve been shuddering at the idea of wearing shorts this year, it’s past time you addressed these issues. With a bit of luck, you’ll be wearing a pair loud and proud by the time the sun starts shining.

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Replace Dark Circles Under Eyes for Men with Confidence Today

Replace Dark Circles Under Eyes for Men with Confidence Today

If you’re looking for tips and tricks on combating dark circles under eyes men, look no further.

Gentlemen, if you carry dark circles around your eyes, this post is for you.

Just about nothing lowers a man’s self-esteem and confidence like those pesky dark circles around your eyes.

Thankfully:

Getting rid of them doesn’t have to be complicated.

In fact, here’s a natural solution you can use to remove and fade your dark circles under eyes for men fast.

One of the biggest culprits to age spots on your skin (such as dark circles around your eyes) is the sun.

I know it may be hard to imagine but the sun plays a predominant role in accelerating the aging and tear-down of your skin’s natural youth and health.

One of the quickest (and easiest) solutions for warding off UV damage from the sun against your eyes is to simply wear sunglasses outdoors!

Wearing sunglasses doesn’t only make you look better, it also helps to keep the incredibly delicate skin surrounding your eyes from losing its vitality and youth.

As an added bonus:

Wearing sunglasses will even help to prevent you from squinting which can lead to crow’s feet.

In the meantime, your skin will finally have the chance and opportunity it needs to slowly repair itself over time.

The truth is:

Reaching for your favorite pair of sunglasses only takes a few seconds for a lifetime of healthier, more vibrant skin.

Here are even more tips and tricks for fading off your dark circles under eyes for men fast.


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Can the Look of Your Eyebrows Change your Age? Tips in Action:

By Tia Cristy

Tips in Action:Can the Look of Your Eyebrows Change your Age?

Plucking your eyebrows when younger can actually make a face look more mature. But, once you start aging, hair pigment can change and grow in lighter. An easy tip for anti-aging, is to stop plucking eyebrows within the arch.

Keeping the brows cleaned up by tweezing, waxing or threading is acceptable, but allowing the brows to grow in more naturally, will diminish years, giving a younger appearance. Be sure to fill in the brows with a natural pencil or eyeshadow to make the eyebrows appear, actually fuller. Using a good eyebrow gel in clear like the one from Arbonne can tame flyway’s and keep your masterpiece on point.

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Cell Phone Acne.

By Tia Cristy

 

Cell Phone Acne.

 

 

Problem: Hi Tia, I heard cell phone acne is a real thing. I have broken out on the side of my face, now and again, is that what it’s from?

Tip from Tia: Yes, you could certainly say, it’s a real thing! Your cell may absolutely be the culprit of your breakouts. The heat of the phone, mixed with your oils and makeup, not to mention the bacteria on the phone, can add up to a great irritation to the skin. The heat opens the pores. Bacteria can make its way into the pore, allowing the excess oils to then, clog, and wreak havoc on the skin.

The best prevention is to keep your phone wiped down, as well as being observant to placing it on clean surfaces. This will help reduce the bacteria. Cut the phone time, holding it on your ear only, by using speaker or bluetooth instead.

Keeping your skin clean and fresh, will also help in keeping the skin clear. If you see a lot of residue left behind on your phone after using it, wipe skin with a hypoallergic cleansing wipe or wash your face down, to reduce the chances of a breakout.

If you are having major problems with breakouts, contact your doctor for advice and specialized treatments.

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Crack Open a Cold One for Your Hair. Tips in Action:

By Tia Cristy

Tips in Action: Crack Open a Cold One for Your Hair.

 

 

When hair become dull and needs a plumping, crack open a beer while in the shower? Yes, not to drink, but to pour on the hair.

Pour the suds on your hair after shampooing and before conditioning. start at the roots, down to the ends. Let sit for a few minutes and then rinse. Use your regular conditioner or a deep moisturizing conditioner like my favorite, It’s a 10, which should successfully remove the brewery smell.

Beer will help give an extra boost to bring youth, luster, and shine back into your locks.

Do not use this tip daily. Once a month is plenty when dealing with a drying agent like alcohol. And remember, you must be 21 to drink. Please drink responsibly.

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Treating Milia Spots Naturally

Treating Milia Spots Naturally

What is Milia?

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Milia spots are little white spots on your skin usually found around the eyes or lips. These annoying, tiny cysts are produced by an over production of keratin. Some folks call them milk spots.

The Medical Option.

There’s a safe effective way doctors remove milia from your skin by using a scalpel and shaving down the area to expose the cysts. Treatment is fairly painless, but can have a good price tag attached to it.

Natural Remedies for Milia that Work.

Two options we have seen work might not have permanent results, but neither does going under the knife, sometimes. Cysts of any kind are tricky… if the sack isn’t removed completely, a cyst can refill. These natural options don’t remove the sack, but can dry up and reduce the fluid inside.

Tea Tree.

Tea tree oil has plenty of benefits. Using tea tree oil on a cotton ball and placing for several minutes on the infected area can shrink milia. This process is almost immediate in appearance. The results only last a few days, but the process is safe and effective to be repeated every so many days. Be sure to stay away from the eyes. The fumes from tea tree are strong and can burn your eyes. Do not ingest tea tree oil. And if you are sensitive to tea tree, add a few drops of a carrier oil like olive or coconut oil to reduce the potency.

Castor Oil.

Castor oil is a great moisturizer for your skin. The oil is extremely thick and sticky. It’s a great oil to ingest if your constipated. However, the benefits for using it on the outside of your body are pretty amazing as well. Castor oil can give your skin a deep glow when used once. But not only that, recurring use where needed has been known to reduce milia. Not entirely sure why castor oil dries out milia when moisturizing the rest of your skin, but the results are hard to argue with. And, opposed to tea tree, the result seem to last longer than just a few days.

So if you are having issues with milk spots or milia consult with your doctor on your best options. You may find that going with one of these natural remedies just might be your best option!

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Little Ways To Treat Yourself Before Christmas

Little Ways To Treat Yourself Before Christmas

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December is here, and now the countdown to Christmas is truly underway. With this also means that you’ll likely be in a mad dash to buy tons of gifts for family as well as sort out food and drink for the mob. But did you ever think about giving something back to yourself this Christmas season? There are lots of things you can do during the festive season to help you feel more relaxed and ready to celebrate, and here are just a few of those ways to treat yourself before Christmas comes around.

 

Have a break

 

We are all rushing around at this time of year. Whether it be getting those last sales in at work, making sure we have everything in order or anything else, the last few months of the year are always hectic. To give yourself a chance to reset and refresh it is a good idea to have a little break. You can either have a staycation and do nothing for a few days, or you can go and book a spa weekend with your other half or friends. This can be an awesome way to treat yourself and get rid of all that niggling tension before the festive season.

 

Get some ‘me’ time

 

Sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself is to truly be alone. There aren’t a lot of times in life where you’ll be able to be on your own completely and just enjoy the silence, but we all need this now and again. To make your life a little bit less stressful think about kicking everyone out of the house for an hour or two and just breathe. Enjoy being in your own company and it can really be a treat in itself.

 

Try a new hobby

 

We all need a hobby outside of our work and Home life, and it is a question of what hobby we choose whether we have that release from the rest of our life for a little while. Think for example of trying something totally new. Maybe you’ve always wanted to try yoga… go and book a class! Taking yourself to do something fun and new can be a great gift to yourself and it can help you to find out new things about yourself.

 

Have a shopping spree

 

Retail therapy is something you’ll likely need after buying gifts for everyone in your family, and there’s nothing wrong with buying yourself a gift or two also mug the way during your shopping trips! But let’s take a day out of your diary and spend it shopping in your local city centre. Buy some festive food from the market, walk around and enjoy the sun and just bit whatever you want. We don’t treat ourselves often enough.

 

Treat your body

If you have any insecurities which are making you feel a little bit down, a good idea could actually be to treat them or change them and make yourself feel more confident. For example you could use medical aesthetics to give yourself a little lift or a tuck, you could cut your hair and colour it, or you can simply change your fashion style. Have fun and do something truly for you.

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How to Get Rid of Dandruff Naturally and Easily

How to Get Rid of Dandruff Naturally and Easily

Don’t you just hate dandruff shampoos? If you are battling with a dandruff problem, your initial reaction might be to reach for a dandruff shampoo. And there is nothing wrong with that. But the problem is, some dandruff shampoos make matters worse. They can dry your hair, make your scalp skin itchy and irritated, and generally worsen your condition. Natural ways for how to get rid of dandruff, on the other hand, are a much better option. For one, you know you are getting an antifungal and antimicrobial solution.

Why we get dandruff?

Dandruff can be a result of many things. The most common causes of dandruff include dry scalp or a condition that is medically known as “seborrheic dermatitis”. Another common cause of dandruff is sensitivity to hair products. Just think of all the hair products you use on a regular basis. Do you know how harmful they can be to your hair? All those gels, creams, sprays, and so on.

Last, but not least, and this is where natural remedies help, is the growth of a specific type of fungus. There are many over the counter products that can treat dandruff, but we firmly believe in natural products. If you want to get rid of the itchy scalp and flakiness, here are a couple of solutions that work wonderfully in eliminating dandruff.

Aspirin

The first association of aspirin is a “headache remedy”. Well, aspirin can do much more than help you with your migraine and headache problems. Aspirin contains salicylic acid, an ingredient found in many dandruff shampoos.

For this remedy, all you have to do is crush two aspirins to a fine powder. Add the aspirin to the normal amount of shampoo you use to wash your hair. Leave the mixture on your hair the next time you wash for one to two minutes, and then rinse well.  Wash again with plain shampoo.

Tea tree oil

One of the best antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial natural remedies is tea tree oil. This has been proven over and over again. Just a pinch of the oil is more than enough to combat any bacterial infection.

To use tea tree oil, just add a few drops of the oil to your favorite shampoo. Wash your hair normally, and you will notice results within two weeks. In addition to treating dandruff, tea tree oil can help with many other skin and hair conditions, like greasiness, unpleasant smell, itchiness, and more.

Apple cider vinegar

Many people around the world swear by apple cider vinegar as their go-to dandruff remedy. It is all thanks to the acidity of the vinegar, which changes the pH value of your scalp. That makes harder for yeast and fungus to grow.

For this remedy, you need to mix ¼ of a cup of apple cider vinegar, and ¼ cup of water. Mix them in a spray bottle, and spritz on your scalp. Wrap your head in a towel, and then allow the solution to work for 15 minutes. Wash and rinse your hair as usual after that. Repeat the treatment two times per week.

Baking soda

Baking soda and apple cider vinegar are widely known as the cheapest remedies in your household. And both help with dandruff. We explained how you can use apple cider vinegar.

For baking soda, you need to wet your hair and then rub a handful of the remedy vigorously into your scalp. Do not apply any shampoo. Just rinse your hair and baking soda will help eliminate all of the dandruff-causing fungi in your hair. Fair notice: in the beginning, you might notice your scalp and hair is a little dried out. But that will sort out in a few weeks, as your scalp will start producing natural oils. After that, your hair will be softer and free of flakes. Of course, you can apply conditioner if you want to speed up the process.

Garlic

Now, the thought of applying garlic to your hair might be a bit repulsive. We understand that. But you have to remember, garlic has more potent and powerful antimicrobial properties than antibiotics. This is what makes garlic a superfood, and a great dandruff remedy.

Just crush some garlic and rub it into your scalp. You can add some honey to avoid the potent smell of the garlic. Massage the remedy for a few minutes, and then rinse and wash as usual.

Mouthwash

Why do we use mouthwash? Well, to get rid of bacteria in our mouth. So, with that logic, you can use it to get rid of bacteria in your scalp.

Wash your hair with a regular shampoo, and then rinse with an alcohol-based mouthwash. Apply conditioner afterward.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is one of the more tested and well-proven remedies for dandruff. Bonus points: it smells nice when you apply to your hair.

To use coconut oil, massage 3 tablespoons of the remedy into your scalp before showering. Let it sit for one hour, and then apply shampoo and wash your hair as you normally do. You can even wash your hair with a coconut oil based shampoo, which gives you more powerful results.

Olive oil

Another oil you can use for getting rid of dandruff is olive oil. It is a well-known folk remedy. How to use it? Just massage 10 drops of olive oil into your scalp, and then cover your head with a shower cap. Leave it to stay overnight. In the morning, wash your hair as you normally do with shampoo.

Of course, you can also buy a shampoo that contains olive oil for maximum results.

Lemons

If you have lemons on hand, you might have the best dandruff remedy in your kitchen. Squeeze some lemons, and then massage 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice into your scalp. Rinse with water. Follow with stirring 1 teaspoon of lemon juice into 1 cup of water, and rinse your hair with that as well. Repeat the treatment on a daily basis until you get rid of dandruff completely.

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Changes of seasons usually warrant changes of hair

Changes of seasons usually warrant changes of hair

 

As you know with each season the texture and maybe even color of your hair changes. Protecting your hair in the summer slightly differs from winter protection in several ways.

 

Unlike the summer when you must protect your strands from pool water and sweat, in the winter you must remember to keep hair hydrated from the drying heat of any indoors. Using a hair mask or using argan oil once a week can help restore moisture into those locks. Using a shampoo and conditioner that protects from UV rays is also important in both winter as well as summer.

 

Changing your hair color like the leaves

 

This season, I went from a summer blonde to an icy blonde with a touch of low lights thanks to previous Hollywood hair stylist, CJ Deaver Designs. Reds are a desired color for fall, but remember, reds are hard to get rid of and even harder to keep. But the most important thing to remember when coloring your hair is to not color on top of clean hair. The cold strips the moisture out of your hair. Washing your hair strips it of natural oils. And we all know, bleaching and coloring dries hair. So, it’s best to plan accordingly when you’re about to get colored. Dirty hair will give you the best color results.

 

CJ had no worries about lifting my blonde to its icy tone when I walked in with oily hair. When the lift was completed, she used a purple shampoo to bring out the rest. *Using a color safe shampoo is key for maintaining the salon results. CJ finished with a blowout and razor cut to get me moving into my winter season.

 

Even days after the fact, my hair has remained in great health. It’s important to remember great hair starts on what you put in the inside. So, maintain a healthy diet along with adding plenty of nuts and oils. B vitamins are also a major importance when it comes to fabulous hair, no matter what season it is. And just like your skin needs it, your hair needs water too. So, drink plenty of water and your hair (and body) will thank you for it!

 

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