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Dry Skin, Dry Hair, Dry Nails

DRY SKIN, DRY HAIR, DRY NAILS

It’s been a fairly mild season for a lot of regions, which is nice when it comes to the health of our bodies. Did you know that harsh weather can wreak havoc on our skin, hair and nails. However, due to the pandemic, several other factors are terrorizing these things instead.

Washing hands is a MUST

Since the beginning of the sweep of Covid-19, health officials have agreed on one thing… Washing hands. It’s necessary to wash our hands much more frequently and for a long period of time than ever before. Ergo, our hands can become extremely dry and cracked, which isn’t good when it comes to any kind of virus or bacteria that could creep in through little cuts in the skin.

Prevention is key

Keeping our hands from cracking and staying clean is the goal. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. Next apply a moisturizer of some kind. My favorite is Argan Oil. It’s light. It dries quickly without leaving a thick, oily residue behind. A little goes a long way… a drop will do you well. And best part, Argan Oil can be used on other parts of the body, including the scalp and hair!

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Stop falling out

During the pandemic, a common theme of hair loss has been reported for those that haven’t gotten sick. Quarantine hair loss is a thing. It’s a strange phenomenon that no one can really explain. Is it a deficiency in vitamins or a lack of sunshine? Is it just as simple as common hair loss brough on by stress? Argan Oil is a natural strengthener to hair and is nurturing to the scalp. Again, a little goes a long way. But before you try to douse your head in Argan, be sure to do a test spot on the back of your wrist to make sure you don’t have any adverse reactions. Practice safety first, always.

Natural nails

With the closing and reopening of salons, who knows when it’s possible to get a refill on the nails? Some have asked is it even worth taking the risk of COVID-19 exposure since no one is seeing my nails but me? That’s a question only you can answer for yourself. But many have gone all natural with their nails over the last several months. Repairing the insult of what we can put our nails through just to look fabulous can take some time and patience. And lots of nourishment. Argan oil can help with that, too. Pack with vitamins and anti-inflammatory properties, Argan has the ability to strengthen nails and heal damage. Another bonus, Argan can help treat nail fungus, naturally.

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Hair Loss: 4 Ways You Can Support Your Man

Hair Loss: 4 Ways You Can Support Your Man

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Most guys don’t know this, but hair loss can start as early as the late teens in men. As his partner, it’s your job to help your guy through this difficult transition, especially if he’s taking it poorly. Plus, you want him to look his best, in the same way, that your beau does for you. 

Of course, it’s often easy to do more harm than good when you’re trying to lend a hand. This is particularly true if he’s touchy about the subject. So, what can you do to show your support? Here are four options for women.

Show Him He’s Not Alone

Although the research is out there, it’s tempting for people to deal with their issues the old-fashioned way – ignoring it! Men aren’t the best at dealing with emotions, so there’s a chance your guy is doing this to try and cope. Therefore, proving that he isn’t the only person going through the process is a step in the right direction as it removes the stigma and embarrassment. You can tell him that 66% of men are affected by hair loss by the time they reach 35, according to Healthline. That way, he shouldn’t feel as isolated.

Help Him Protect What He’s Got

The best form of defense is to protect what hair he has left since it won’t grow back without some form of invasive surgery. With that in mind, you can buy hair loss-related presents to encourage him to take better care of his follicles. My Hair has a kit that is very popular because it’s designed to target the main problems, such as dandruff and protein deficiency. Alternatively, Alpecin is a German-engineered shampoo that helps the scalp absorb caffeine and boost hair follicles.

Focus On Stress

When something plays on a person’s mind, the negative emotions won’t go away until the stress dissipates. Hair loss in men can lead to high levels of cortisol, which then encourages poor mental health. Thankfully, loved ones have the power to reduce tension by taking their minds off their issues. Doing activities he enjoys, such as walking, could be the answer as you can pick a secluded spot where he doesn’t have to worry about his appearance and forget about life for a bit.

Let Him Know You Love Him

Showing how much you care can be the difference between men coming to terms with their hairline and pushing the feelings even deeper down. It’s not only about love, either, but attraction. Losing hair makes guys feel as if they aren’t as good-looking or desirable, which leads to inadequacy and low self-esteem. So, as well as showing him that you care, you should talk about the attractive personality traits that you’ll love, regardless of how he looks. Outlining them should help your man to see there’s more to life than looks.

The key is not to push him. You should support him however you can, but he needs to take the lead and open up about his thoughts and feelings.

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How Do You Develop Stress?

How Do You Develop Stress?

Everyone feels stressed at some point in his or her life for various reasons. However, stress can manifest itself in different ways, and if you are not careful, it can become a really big problem. Symptoms range from the physical, such as chest pain and insomnia, to the emotional, including low self-esteem and the feeling of losing control. In order to prevent this from occurring, it is important to have a thorough understanding of how you develop stress. Discover more below.

 

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How you develop stress

Stress is a term that is used to describe your emotional or physical response to pressures or demands that you may experience now and again. Common causes of stress today include illness, relationships, money, and work. In some cases, stress can be positive, as it helps people to take action, develop, grow, and be stimulated. However, if you cannot cope with the stress you are experiencing, this can impact your physical and mental health in a number of ways.

 

The source of stress has changed considerably over the years. Modern day stresses are often prolonged in nature and originate from something psychological. For example, you may have financial worries or you may feel under pressure in the workplace. When this occurs, your hormones surge, as your body’s alarm mechanism is triggered. If you are over-exposed to stress hormones, your bodily systems can be impacted, including your digestive, immune, cardiovascular, and brain system. This is when negative symptoms arise. These symptoms include irritability, headaches, muscle pain and tension, depression, a lack of confidence, insomnia, high blood pressure, hair loss, and much more.

 

Ways to cope with stress

Reducing stress begins with you and your attitude. You need to change your outlook. If you adopt a positive attitude, you will be better able to cope with stress. You need to try and alter the way you look at things. For example, if something goes wrong, don’t dwell on what has happened, but see it as an opportunity. Look for ways to do things differently to improve the situation. Positive thinking can also have knock-on benefits too, for instance, it can improve our resistance to illness.

 

There are a number of other stress busters you can make the most of as well. Exercise is a good one. While exercise will not banish stress once and for all, it can help to clear your thoughts and lower some of the emotional intensity you are experiencing. You should also take some time to yourself. We do not get enough ‘me time’ these days because we are so busy with work and our families, and life in general. Spend some time away from work, having quality time to yourself, every week. You should also avoid unhealthy habits, for example, caffeine, smoking, and alcohol. Don’t rely on these as coping methods.

 

Is someone else to blame for your stress?

Claims can be made if you are suffering the effects of stress and feel that someone else is to blame. This could be because you are stressed after suffering an injury that has changed your life. It could be because you are stressed because someone is bullying you in the workplace. The scenarios differ. However, psychological injuries are taken just as seriously as physical ones when it comes to making a personal injury claim, and so it is definitely worth exploring this further. Derrick Law Firm offers legal solutions for injury matters. They will listen to what has happened to you, and they will be able to advise you on whether or not it is worth pursuing a claim for compensation. After all, you do not want to waste your time if there is no chance of it being a success.

 

Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of how stress is developed. For most illnesses, only once you get to the source of the problem can you rectify it. In fact, this is the case for virtually all of our problems in life. We hope that this blog post has helped you to get to the source of your stress, as well as providing you with some help regarding what to do about it. Do not forget to look into whether or not you are eligible for compensation if you believe that someone else is to blame for your stress.

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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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