Category Archives: FOR THE GUYS

Men, how to get a parlor shave without razor burn and ingrowns.

By Tia Cristy

(Recap) Men, how to get a parlor shave without razor burn and ingrown’s.

Guys, this one is for you.

Men love to get a good shave and it’s a nice gift, if their lady gets them a trip to the barber, but what’s even sexier, is getting that parlor feel on a regular, weekly basis. And ladies, you can help your man get this feel at home.

First thing, wet a hand towel and wring it out, leave it in a bundle and then pop it in the microwave for about a minute. (give or take, depending on microwave wattage)

Check temperature, if it’s too hot, let it cool. Note: The face is more sensitive than the hands. Wrap the towel cradling the chin, so the towel covers the jawline and comes around the neck. Leave the nose open for breathing. Sit and relax for 5 to 10 minutes if you’ve got the time. (Guys need pamper time, too)

After the towel starts to cool, remove and make a sugar mixture. In a bowl combine about a 1/4 cup of sugar with a few teaspoons of water. The consistency should be like wet sand. Apply the sugar paste to the area that’s about to be shaven. To exfoliate, rub in a circular motion with a slight amount of pressure. It should not burn. (if it burns wash off immediately) Be sure to put the mixture down the neck as well. Once you are exfoliated, rinse off with warm water. Pat dry.

It’s now time to froth up that shaving cream before applying. In a clean bowl, squirt in your usual amount of shaving cream. Take a fork and whisk the cream up to allow some more air into the foam. (don’t over whisk or let sit too long, pending on cream it could go runny)

Apply to the face in desired shaving areas. Take your favorite non-electric razor, make sure it is clean and not dull. Begin to shave. Be aware of your pressure, since the exfoliating process removed dead skin and raised follicles higher than you maybe use too. SIDE NOTE: If a guy is being romantic and letting his lady shave him, give instructions prior; remember legs are different than faces. Don’t want to ruin a romantic moment with an accident.

(From the ingrown Tip
In a lot of ingrown hair cases for both men and women the razor is to
blame,
reason being, blade is too dull. Men have more blades on their razor
since it’s used for the face and neck so it gives a closer shave. But,
if the blade is dull, the blade clips the hair crooked and
irritates the skin to
plump up, and close off, causing the remainder of the hair to go back
under the skin and
loop.)

Once you are done the shave, rinse with warm water and pat dry. The splash face and neck again with cool water and pat dry. Don’t rub. Allow the air to dry the rest. Don’t use after shave with alcohol, it will only irritate the face. (Sugar is good
for healing open wounds such as razor burn. So use the left over sugar if needed
)
 

It’s important to moisturize after the shave. Again nothing with alcohol, or a sting factor.If you’re unsure, open up a bead of vitamin E, squeeze the entire capsule in your hand, spread and apply lightly. It’s thick and sticky but it will moisturize with out stinging. let sit for a minute and splash with cold water and pat dry. Your shave will feel parlor done.

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from Tia is trying to keep you looking good and feeling good, from the
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feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me
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By Tia Cristy

Fill Gas Tank Before the Freeze. Stupid Tip of the Day:

By Tia Cristy

Stupid Tip of the Day: Fill Gas Tank Before the Freeze.

You have may heard fill the gas tank before temperatures drop, but the reason behind it could be a little misunderstood. Gas doesn’t freeze the way you’d commonly think, it just moves slower and can harden and under really drastically low temperatures, it will crystallize. Now with that said, water does freeze at 32 degrees f.

Water can get into a gas tank and the water can freeze. If the tank is low, the car may not have enough time to warm up, to thaw the ice. And, ice won’t do that gas tank any good.

So yes, make sure you have a good amount of gas in the tank before the freeze, just to be sure, the car has plenty of gas to warm up.

Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me

By Tia Cristy

Sex as a Fountain of Youth? Quickie:

By Tia Cristy

Quickie: Sex as a Fountain of Youth?

It’s been studied that “casual” sex or “affairs” have been shown to have a very negative effect, by aging a person, substantially, mentally and physically, due to health risks and stress.

Studies have also found having monogamous sex with your partner on a weekly basis, can make you look and feel 7-10 years younger. When you know your partner has a full clean bill of health, sex can have many good benefits. See, Lack of Sex Making you Sick?

One more reason, to not tell your spouse/partner anymore, “you’re not in the mood”. It’s cheaper than botox.

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By Tia Cristy

Protection is Protection. Stupid Tip of the Day. (MA)

By Tia Cristy

Stupid Tip of the Day: Protection is Protection.

Yeah, I don’t think so.

When it comes to that magic moment you don’t want anything to ruin the momentum, but in fact you must remember to think first and act second. It can be a scary world out there if you are not in a committed relationship and don’t protect yourself.

Studies are always coming up with new numbers, but it can be safe to say 1 out of 3 over the age of 14 has the potential of having an STD. So to put it bluntly, wrap it up. If you are responsible enough to have sex, you are responsible to be in charge of protecting yourself. Sex responsibility is not sexist.

Birth control does only that, protects you against giving birth, and is not 100% effective. Condoms are the way to protect yourself from pregnancy and STD’s, but as you also know, they too are not 100% effective. It may sound cliche’ but, abstinence is the only full proof way to keep clear of both, pregnancy and STD’s.

Using a plastic bag or wrap, is not the same thing as a condom, no matter what your friends may tell you. Plastic wrap only protects your food from freezer burn. (not 100% effective) No matter how much the urge has taken over, take the time to get the proper protection, because protection is not always protection.

Tips from Tia is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me!

By Tia Cristy

De-Foam Your Brew.

By Tia Cristy

De-Foam Your Brew.

Okay so normally I would answer a question today, but I was at a block party the other day and someone next to me asked his friend,”How do you get rid of the head, from the beer, dude?”

Amazing that they were standing next to me, because I was able to quickly reply a great tip.

So, if you pour a beer into a glass or cup and, the head foams up to give you a beer stache. (kegs can produce a lot of foam) Take your finger, rub it on the side of your nose and dip that finger into the beer and stir. The foam will start to disappear.

Even the slightest oils from your skin, break it down, so no more foam to inhale before taking your first sip.

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By Tia Cristy

Remove Strong Glue from Skin

By Tia Cristy

Remove Strong Glue from Skin

Problem: I was doing handy man stuff. I was working with contact cement and the glue won’t wash off my hands, I’m out of paint thinner. Any solutions?


Tip from Tia:
Rubbing alcohol works alright, if that’s all you have. But, the best solution I can tell you is, Acetone. It is along the same lines as “paint thinner”, it is actually a paint remover, found in nail polish remover.

Pour some nail polish remover into the palm of your hand and rub the glue off. Be sure to wash hands thoroughly, after use. Repeat if necessary. Like paint thinner, the smell is strong but, it will dissipate.

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feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me!

By Tia Cristy

Last Day of the Mayan Calendar and you need a Quickie.

By Tia Cristy

Last Day of the Mayan Calendar and you need a Quickie.

So who knows what today really brings as the Mayans hard work comes to an end. But I imagine somewhere and some how, life will go on procreating. But, lets just say you need some help in the lubrication department and your partner is allergic or sensitive to consumer products.

I recommend this anyway; it’s a natural, olive oil. Olive oil can be used safely for him and her a like. It’s got anti-fungal and anti-bacteria properties, it’s all natural with no synthetic chemicals and most important it’s slippery.

So put olive oil to use in places other than the kitchen. If you have an allergy to olives, almond, sesame, or coconut could work too, but most of those have a higher percentage of allergy sufferers than olive oil, so know yours and your partners allergies before you practice procreation. 

Tips from Tia is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me!

By Tia Cristy