Putting Passion and Romance Back Into Your Life

Getting Back To The Basics Of Love And Romance

Almost every love story has the potential to begin as if it were a fairy tale. “Once upon a time, two people fell passionately in love and their love was unlike any others before theirs.” Relationship beginnings are wonderful and they can experience a ‘rebirth’ with a wedding, honeymoon and the exciting first year of marriage. Once a couple begins to grow and their lives change with jobs, children, social activities and other commitments, the love and romance becomes more difficult to attend to. Sometimes love and romance seem to be lost altogether. This destiny is not unavoidable if you want to rekindle the passion or simply bring it to a new level by becoming a hopeless romantic.

When you want to ignite the passion in your relationship but you aren’t sure what you need to do, the best place to begin is at the beginning. Think about the things that you used to do for your partner at the beginning of your relationship. If you don’t remember or never tried to be a true romantic, don’t worry. It’s not difficult and once you begin you will find that you will get your own new ideas after a while.

Most new relationships or new beginnings rely on the ‘little’ things to show love and affection. Be sure to remember special ‘couple’ days like Valentine’s Day, Anniversaries and even the date you met if possible. Be sure to send a meaningful gift or just a dozen roses and a box of chocolates to celebrate your feelings for your partner. Women can do exactly the same thing for men here. Not many men can resist candy!

You may not consider yourself to be a writer, but writing your partner a long love letter with your thoughts about how you feel for the other person is one of the most touching ways to spark romance. If you aren’t comfortable writing a letter, consider making lists about what you love the most about your partner. Lists can be about the things they do that makes you laugh, what they do for you that you appreciate, how they make you feel inside, how beautiful or handsome they are and other very personal but attentive details.

Call your partner and talk softly and loving. If he or she isn’t able to answer the phone, leave loving messages on their voice mail or answering machine. Talk dirty when you know that he or she can’t return the same conversation on the other end.

Sometimes couples feel more comfortable trying to bring romance into their relationship by bestowing gifts on their partner. While classics like flowers, candy and perfume or cologne are almost always successful gifts, try ‘giving’ something different. Make plans to go see every romantic movie that comes to the theater during the year. Bring home a bottle of champagne to celebrate even the tiniest accomplishment he or she has had. Randomly send romantic and/or humorous greeting cards to his or her workplace or hide them under the bed pillows at home.

These suggestions are simply ideas to get you started in your effort to bring romance and love to a new level in your marriage. You may have your own ideas and those are most likely better than anything offered here. Once you open the door to romance in your marriage and begin to build a foundation for future romance, you are ready to move to even more creative levels of romance.

 

10 Things Not To Do If You Want Great Hair Care

If the amount of money consumers spend on hair care products annually is any indication, most people are concerned about the appearance of their hair and strive to attain beautiful, healthy and stylish locks. In fact, most will go to any lengths to achieve their desired look. From professional salon treatments to over-the-counter serums, hair care is a big business.

The only problem is that while many people are buying the right hair care products for their hair, they forget to follow basic hair care regimens that will guarantee the health and beauty of their tresses. Additionally, many are also causing needless damage to their hair by participating in unhealthy hair care behavior.

So, what should you do to make sure that your hair stays healthy, shiny and strong?

To avoid all hair care disasters, follow these 10 absolute don’ts of great hair care.

1. Avoid unprofessional and over-the-counter hair care products whenever you can. Many of these only offer false hopes and promises.

2. Do not cut your own bangs. Leave all of your cutting needs, even bangs, to your hair care professional.

3. Avoid excessive sun, chlorine and salt water during the summer months. Excessive exposure can cause severe damage that is irreversible even if you use the best hair care products.

4. Do not use clarifying hair care products on your tresses more than one time per week. They can strip hair of moisture and essential oils.

5. Do not visit a hair care salon without first getting a referral from someone you can trust. Choosing a salon based on an advertisement or sale alone is very risky.

6. Do not purchase hair color that comes in a box.

7. Never stick with an outdated look because you are afraid of looking different. Styles change for a reason. Ask your hair care professional to bring you into this decade with a new style.

8. Do not straighten your hair with a clothes iron. C’mon, this was so over in the 70s. We have straightening irons that won’t damage your hair for this now. Look in the hair care isle.

9. Don’t brush your hair or put too much tension on it while it is still wet. This will cause breakage. Also, do not wear tight styles such as corn rows for extended periods of time unless you have ethnic hair.

10. Never use sun-lightening products such as lemon juice or over-the-counter hair care products designed to lighten hair with the sun unless you want a very short hair cut in the future.

In the end, hair care is a very individualized and personal thing. Feel free to add your own flair and style to your hair care routine, but remember to include hair care principles that will benefit your hair and avoid those that damage it.

 

Great Aerobic Exercises Tips And Tricks For Women

How’s the weight looking these days? Is the bathroom scale taunting you relentlessly? You know what; I’ll bet it’s flat out lying to you. Scales have a tendency to do that, right? Okay, this is highly unlikely. But don’t you ever feel that way? Our weight tends to fluctuate up and down, but it never seems to reach that low number we’re looking for. One day you think you dropped four pounds, but the next day it’s right back on. Now, you could scowl furiously at the scale, and chuck it out the bathroom window. Or you could just adopt a good exercise regime. The latter may be a more health option. What you need is a new and improved diet plan and good aerobic exercises.

How often do you exercise? This is an important question that everyone should be asking themselves. Fitness is a key factor in staying healthy and living well. You want to live well, right? Of course, we all want to live hospital-free lives. Therefore good habits must be acquired, and at a youthful age if possible. It’s always prudent to start earlier, rather than later. In recent years my wife and I decided to better our diet. We are slim folks, but that is not the only aspect to consider.

A slim figure doesn’t automatically guarantee that you’re healthy. Poor eating habits can have powerful effects on your body and mind. Plus we want our children to adopt healthy eating routines as well. On top of a proper diet, we all began doing more exercises. This is something all human beings should seriously consider. Just like a machine, your body can really depreciate if you fail to ever use it. Sitting in a chair in a cubicle the entire day and watching television in potato-couch style the entire evening do not help much.

What we all need are some aerobic exercises; by that I mean decent ones which make you really sweat and your breathing faster. You need to get the heart pumping and muscles working. You not only burn calories, but also make the body stronger and increase your stamina. With regular aerobic exercises, you also increase your energy levels. This is ideal if you are a busy-body like me. I think it’s safe to say that we could all benefit from being able to generate some more energy and last for longer. The sad truth is that so many individuals are blind to this simple fact: energy depends on diet and exercise. These are crucial factors, folks.

Are you in search of some great aerobic exercises and cannot afford a private consultation with that well-paid personal trainer? Well, if this is the case, maybe you want to try the World-Wide-Web. On the Internet there are abundant diet plans, workout regimes, and aerobic exercises ready at your service. It’s as good as having multiple personal trainers and as easy as punching a few keywords in a quick Google search. What cha waiting for? Time to put on those athletic shoes and move your muscles!

 

Aloe Vera Gel & Juice To The Rescue

Aloe Vera Juice Soothes Skin

Out of the 400 species of the Aloe family, Aloe Vera (meaning True Aloe) has been used for thousands of years and is still present in varieties of medicines today. It is used predominantly as an herbal remedy for the skin, digestion, the reproductive system and detox. A gel or pulp can be extracted from the plants for many benefits, both externally and internally.

It is most commonly used to treat skin conditions by soothing the skin and easing pain and inflammation. It can even speed up the healing process of burns, eczema and other conditions. The plant’s gel can be rubbed to reduce redness after a couple of days. Rubbing the leaf over cuts in the skin can prevent infection and speed up the healing process by acting like a bandage. Because of its healing and moisturizing benefits to the skin, it has been adopted by cosmetic companies and added in many products.

The juice of Aloe Vera can be extracted by cutting the leaf, collecting the juice and then evaporating it. The juice has many benefits when drunk. This is partially due to the fact that it contains twelve vitamins (including A, B1, B6, B12, C and E), nineteen amino acids and over 20 minerals, which most of these are essential to the body. In Ayurveda, the Indian health practice, Aloe Vera is known as Kumari (‘the princess’) because of its positive effect on the menstrual cycle and female reproductive system. It is also known for its ability to clean the liver and protect the digestive system by reducing intestinal inflammation.

 

More About The Healing Properties of Aloe Vera

The Aloe vera plant is an African succulent that is popular in folk remedies. Today, you can find Aloe vera outside Africa since it is a popular garden plant, especially in dry areas where gardens must be created with the climate in mind. Aloe vera is also commercially cultivated all over the world to be used in folk medicines. Outside Africa, you will find the largest Aloe vera farms in the Mediterranean region, the United States, the Caribbean and Japan. An Aloe vera plant will also do well indoors, but keep in mind that it can grow very large and need re-potting.

Just like all the other succulent plants, the Aloe vera can store large amounts of water. This is an adaptation to a life in regions susceptible to droughts. Wild Aloe vera is commonly found in regions that experience large temperature differences between day and night. When the dew falls, the Aloe vera can absorb the moist and use it to survive. The Aloe vera will store water in its large fleshy leaves. Inside an Aloe vera leaf, you will find a clear jellylike liquid.

This liquid forms the base of the Aloe vera juice that is so popular in folk medicine. If you grow your own Aloe vera plant, you can use the gel directly instead of converting it into Aloe vera juice. The gel is for instance used on minor injuries and burns since many people find it soothing and pain relieving. It also has antibacterial properties.

Aloe vera can also be used internally, but the scientific studies regarding its affects on the human body is still limited and internal Aloe vera treatments should therefore always be embarked on with caution. Discussing the treatment with a licenses medical professional is recommended. Internal Aloe vera treatment is popular among patients suffering from heartburn, ulcers, diverticular disorders and other digestive problems. It is suspected that the antibacterial property of the Aloe vera is the cause of the relief reported by many patients.

In commercially available Aloe vera remedies, it is usually Aloe vera juice that forms the active ingredient. If you by low-quality Aloe vera remedies, they might not have been made from pure Aloe vera juice. If other parts of the plant enter the remedy, the treatment can act as a strong laxative. This effect is cause by the so called Aloe vera latex that is located in special cells, the so called pericyclic tubules, which are found along the inner skin of the Aloe vera leaf. Proper processing methods are necessary to ensure that no latex enter the Aloe vera juice. If you experience unwanted laxative effects or cramps when using medications containing Aloe vera, you should refrain from using it and try to find a better manufacturer that can provide you with high-quality Aloe vera products.

Never use Aloe vera internally if you are currently using oral corticosteroids, since Aloe vera will interact with this medication. Beclomethasone, Prednisone and Methylprednisolone are three common examples of oral corticosteroids. The combination can cause potassium deficiency and poisoning.

Psyllium will also be affected by the active compounds in Aloe vera, and combining the two remedies are therefore unadvisable. If you still choose to do so, you should make sure that you never ingest them simultaneously. Allow at least two hours to pass before you take the second drug.

 

 

Remedies & Treatments To Remove Dark Circles Under Eyes

Dark circles under eyes are a common beauty problem. These under eye dark circles give us an appearance of tiredness or illness. They make us to feel worse and are rather detrimental to our self esteem.

What are dark circles under eyes?

The skin below our eyes is very thin and is sparsely dotted with oil glands unlike the skin on rest of the body. Due to various reasons the skin under the eyes becomes thin and dry. Veins below eyes appear prominently when the

under eye skin becomes dry and thin. This lends the area a dark appearance.

What causes dark circles under eyes?

There are various reasons which cause dark circles. Few of them have been listed below.

Heredity:

If others in your family have dark circles then there are fair chances of you getting dark circles under eyes. The thinness of under eye skin is a hereditary character. The thin under eye skin reveals dark veins underneath and appears as dark circles under eyes.

If you are more prone to allergies like itching of skin which is inherited then dark circles under eyes may be caused due to rubbing and inflammation of under eye skin.

Lack of Sleep and Fatigue:

Partying all night, lack of sleep, fatigue, sinus infections, pregnancy all these may cause paleness of skin. Pale skin makes blood vessels to appear prominently and give an appearance of dark circles.

Structure of Bone

Eyes set deep in skull bones may develop ark shadow under them.

Exposure to Sunlight

Exposure to sun light increases the level of pigmentation and cause tanning. Same thing applies well for the skin under eyes. When skin under eyes gets exposed to sun it tans and appears dark.

Medications:

Medications which cause dilation of blood vessels cause dark circles under eyes. Dilated blood vessels allow more blood to flow through them and these blood vessels look prominent through under eye skin which is very thin.

Nutrition

Poor nutrition leads to paleness of skin under eyes. Lack of essential nutrients in diet or poor diet causes discoloration of under eye skin.

Hormonal Imbalance

Hormonal Imbalance during pregnancy, menstruation, menopause etc cause paleness of skin and this leads to appearance of dark circles under eyes.

Age:

As we grow old the skin under eyes become more dry and wrinkled. The wrinkled skin below eyes appears as dark circles around eyes.

Tips for Dark eye Circles

How to get rid of dark circle under eyes is the question that arises in your mind when you are suffering from under eye dark circles. Here are solutions for under eye dark circles

1.Concealing the dark circles around eyes through make up techniques.

2.Avoiding use of bleach or peels to make the dark circles around eyes light.

3.Treat the cause of illness mentioned above.

4.Sleep for sufficiently long hours to prevent formation of dark circles under eyes.

5.Do not scratch the under eye skin.

6.Diet, which is rich in nutrients helps to remove dark circles around eyes.

7.Lightly tap the under eye skin with one or two fingers to

8.Increase the blood circulation.

Ayurveda treatment for dark circles under eyes

Accumulation of toxins in body cause dark circles.The ayurveda treatment for dark circle consists of two steps.

1.Body detoxification.

2.Skin rejuvenation .

Top Ten Home remedies for Dark circles under eye

1.Grate cucumber and squeeze fresh juice out of gratings. Dip two cotton balls in it and keep these cotton balls on eyes. This relaxes eyes and relieves tiredness of eyes. Considered as the best remedy for under eye dark circles.

2.The above process has been found to be effective when done using potato.

3.Apply a paste of lemon juice, tomato puree, orange lentil flour (masoor dal ) and turmeric powder (if you are not allergic to it) on under eye dark circles. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash it off.

4.Drink plenty of water (more than 15 glasses)

5.Eat fresh fruits, green vegetables which are rich in fiber.

6.Sleep well at least for 7-8 hrs daily.

7.Reduce stress levels by practicing yoga and meditation. Pranayama reduces dark circles and increases glow of skin.

8.Avoid sweets and chocolates.

9.Dip two cotton balls in rose water and place them on your eyes, covering dark circles.

10.Keep thin cold cucumber slices on eyes when your eyes are too tiered.

 

How to remove blackheads permanently

The Whole Truth About Blackheads

Acne is the most common condition that doctors treat on a daily basis. It can effect anyone from teenagers to people in their older years, and can be caused by many factors. There are also many specific types of acne. One very common type is the blackhead. Blackheads are considered “open comedones”, and whiteheads are “closed comedones”. These usually show up primarily on the nose, chin or forehead but can also be on other parts of the face. Either can cause your skin to be undesirably rough and bumpy.

Blackheads are one of the few types of acne that may be caused by skin hygiene and will never go away on their own. Cleaning your face regularly will prevent most blackheads altogether. They are caused by follicles that have a wider opening than normal. These openings fill with oil and dead cells that have undergone a chemical reaction that caused the oxidation of melanin, which causes the black coloration. To prevent them from forming, it is necessary to consistently wash your face twice a day with a mild soap or face scrub to get rid of the excess oil and dead cells.

The most commonly used treatment is called tretonoin, and can be found in medicines called Retin-A, and Avita. It is derived from Vitamin A and works by increasing the cell turnover and un-sticking the sloughed cells. This causes the plugged material to be removed so that the skin can heal. The downside to this medicine is that it can be irritating to most people’s skin. Another method of extrusion of a blackhead is done by a doctor. They have a tool called a “comedone extractor” that clears them one at a time so that it can heal.

Home remedies have also been experimented with to get rid of blackheads. These are not proven, as they are not tested by any professional doctor. However, if any of them work on your skin, then you have found a cheap and easy way to clear up your skin on your own.

Try warming honey and applying it to the spots that you have. Wash it off with warm water after 15 minutes.

Use an oatmeal mask. Mix oatmeal and rose water into a soft, spreadable paste, and then gently massage onto your skin. Leave it until it is completely dried for 15 minutes and then rinse with cold water.

Dilute lemon juice and apply at least 3 times a day to the affected area. Repeat everyday until they completely disappear.

Squeezing blackheads, just as with any acne, is not recommended because it can make the problem worse. However, if you choose to use a blackhead remover at home, you should open your pores first. This can be done by taking a hot shower and letting the steam open your pores. You could also pat your face with a hot towel or hang your head over a pot of boiled water. Be cautious because there is a chance that doing this wrong will result in a bad steam burn..

 

Home Remedies For Removing Black Heads

Blackheads are dark formations on the skin when natural oils and impurities clog the pores of the skin. When the clogged pores are exposed to air, it turns black, hence forming blackheads. Blackheads makes its presence felt not only on your face, but also on the back, chest and other parts of the body that are rich in sebaceous glands.

Blackheads are very common, yet many of us do not know how to deal with them. Tampering and brute forcing of blackheads should be avoided. They are best controlled or even prevented by regular care of the skin. Clean your skin religiously. Going to a qualified beautician for blackheads, could prove to be a costly affair.

Here are some home remedies to remove blackheads. Before you get started, it will be a good idea to check if you have any allergies or if you are sensitive to any of these ingredients. Despite hoards of new beauty products for removing blackheads, these home remedies could work wonders!

Home remedies for removal of blackheads

– Apply a paste made of ground radish seeds and water on affected areas, the effect is magical.

– Mix glycerin soap, fuller’s earth and almond powder in 2:1:4 ratio with boiled water to make a paste. Apply this paste on the blackheads.

– Apply paste of fresh fenugreek leaves mixed with water on the face every night and wash off with warm water in the morning to prevent blackheads.

– Apply paste of roasted and powdered pomegranate skin with fresh limejuice over blackheads.

– Wet cotton in warm water mixed with Epsom salt and iodine. Dab them on blackheads to loosen them.

– Use green tea as a face scrub to loose blackheads.

– Mash drumsticks pods and leaves. Mix it with fresh limejuice and apply on the trouble spots.

 

 

Amazing Exercises Get Rid Of Gas & Bloating

Gas means different things to different people. When people complain of gas, they usually mean – frequent belching of air from the stomach, bloating of the abdomen after eating and / or frequent passing of gas from the rectum.

Gas is usually the result of certain habits or diet choices. It occurs in one of two ways: as a result of swallowed air, or it is produced in the intestinal tract. Reclining after eating, inactivity, and stress may contribute to the problem.

Most people think they have too much of it. And passing gas in the wrong place at the wrong time can cause great embarrassment. Symptoms of gas are increased passage of gas, abdominal bloating or pain, and belching.

The most common ways to reduce the discomfort of gas are changing diet, taking medicines and reducing the amount of air swallowed.

One should careful note down what foods cause gas by keeping a food diary. If your intake of gas producing food is high, you remove them from your diet till you see relief.

If you’re lactose intolerant, remove all the diary foods from your diet group at least for a fortnight.

If you belch, avoid swallowing too much air, eating chewing gum or hard candy. And eat slowly.

Avoid overeating and limit high fat content foods to reduce any symptoms of gas.

Regulation of bowel function is essential. Constipation should be treated with increased dietary fiber or certain laxatives.

Avoid gas-promoting foods such as beans, cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, onions, cauliflower, whole wheat flour, radishes, bananas, apricots, pretzels, etc.

Chew 1 tbsp Fennel seeds after meals to avoid gas and bloating

If your infant has a tough time passing gas, simply lift the baby and move around in an upright position, patting him bit. This will help the release of gas.

Take a pinch of Asafoetida, add little coconut oil and apply it on the child’s stomach.

A pinch of Asafoetida mixed in drinkable warm water will provide relief from gas.

Drink a mixture made from

 

More Ways To Reduce Stomach Gas The Natural Way

Are there natural ways to reduce the gas you pass? Try preventive measures first. Learn how to move gas through your intestines more readily.

While there are several reasons you may find yourself to be gassy, there are many solutions for reducing belching, flatulence, abdominal bloating and pain. Excess gas commonly is associated with irritable bowel syndrome. Other serious gastrointestinal disorders usually produce other symptoms besides just being “gassy.”

Doctors usually recommend a plan to help move gas through the intestines more readily, combined with preventive measures, such as eliminating certain foods from your diet and avoiding chewing gum. Although many products on store shelves promise to help, their success is not guaranteed and often depends on the individual. There are also prescription medicines and some alternative therapies.

Keeping a diary of the foods and beverages you consume can help you systematically eliminate one food or group of foods at a time to determine which may be most responsible for your symptoms. One of the first questions at the top of the list would be ‘Could this be related to dairy products?’. If it is, the first step should be to eliminate these products from your diet for about seven days. If you feel better, then try to add dairy products back to your diet in smaller amounts to see if you can tolerate them.

There are some recommended home remedies and lifestyle changes. Chew more slowly and thoroughly because gas can be a sign of undigested food, the enzymes in saliva begin the first stage of breaking down food in the body’s absorption process. Avoid foods you know cause indigestion. Common food sources of gas include Brussels sprouts, bran, beans, milk products, cabbage, artificial sweeteners, carbonated beverages and alcohol. Take a short walk after you eat to prevent gas accumulation.

Maintaining a regular exercise schedule in the form of walking, jogging and calisthenics will help stimulate the passage of gas through the digestive tract. Perform chest-to-knee stretches. Lying on your back, bring your right knee to your chest. Hold for 10 seconds and, then repeat with the other knee.

If those remedies don’t provide relief, your doctor may recommend that you take an over-the-counter antacid, activated charcoal, or a lactase or bismuth product.

Antacids contain aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide (known as Milk of Magnesia), calcium carbonate, or other ingredients individually or in various combinations. Antacids help to control the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease, a condition in which the stomach’s juices (acid and digestive enzymes) flow backward, or reflux, into the esophagus.

Tablets of activated charcoal may provide relief from gas in the colon. Studies have shown that when taken before and after a meal, lower-intestinal gas is reduced.

However, activated charcoal can cause black stools and constipation. While these are harmless side effects, black stools can be confusing to a physician, because color changes in stool can be a sign of a serious illness. Evidence concerning the benefit of activated charcoal is contradictory. Its effect in alleviating symptoms of intestinal gas has been supported by some studies yet refuted by others. As a result, physicians may recommend that patients consider trying activated charcoal to see whether its use results in some symptom relief. The usual dose is two to four tablets taken just before eating and one hour after meals.

Gas is often a symptom of lactose intolerance, which makes digesting dairy products difficult. It occurs when the body has too little of the enzyme lactase in the small intestine to break down lactose, the main sugar in milk and milk-based products. Although lactose intolerance can happen at any age, it tends to affect most people as they grow older. Lactase comes in liquid or tablet form. Adding a few drops to milk before drinking or chewing lactase tablets just before eating helps people who have difficulty breaking down lactose.

Bismut has salts to relieve inflammatory conditions of the stomach and intestines and can sometimes relieve gas. It also reduces the odor of unpleasant smelling gas caused by hydrogen sulfide, a sulfur-containing compound. Like activated charcoal, bismuth may result in black stools. Take before or after meals, on either an empty or full stomach.

In summary, stomach and intestinal gas is normal. Excess gas can be distressing, but rarely is it caused by a serious medical disorder. If your symptoms cannot be easily controlled or you have additional problems such as abdominal pain, change in bowel habits, or rectal bleeding, you need to contact your doctor’s office.

 

Some Amazing tips to take care of lips

When we talk about lips care, we have to strongly believe in the saying “prevention is better than cure.” we only have to take care of lips.

Natural Lip Balm Vs the Other Kind

Lip balm has been around for over 100 years. But it took a wrong turn right at the beginning. The inventor of lip balm, Dr. C. D. Fleet, started an unfortunate trend by using petroleum jelly in his Chap Stick lip balm, and it’s only become clear in recent years just how ineffective petroleum jelly is as a lip balm. At best, since petroleum jelly isn’t absorbed by the skin, it provides only a short-term fix for dry, chapped lips. And since it keeps the skin from breathing, it can — if used frequently — actually make your lips more chapped. If you’re looking for a lip balm that can actually heal chapped lips you should consider lip balm made with shea butter. Shea butter’s effect on the skin is different from that of petroleum jelly. Instead of lying inert on the surface of the lips, it is absorbed by the skin cells. Because it improves the moisture retention capacity of your lips, your lips become dry and chapped much less frequently.

Why Shea Butter Lip Balm Works

In early adulthood, all of our skin cells — including those in our lips — begin to become more porous and less elastic. If shea butter — a substance that both moisturizes the skin and restores the skin cells’ elasticity — is applied to the lips, then not only are the cells hydrated, but they gradually regain their natural elasticity so that they are better able to keep moisture from escaping. Because unrefined shea butter contains both a high moisturizing fraction and an extraordinarily high healing fraction, it is a wonderful agent for revitalizing our skin cells so that they get back their moisture retention capacity.

Why Petroleum-based Lip Balm Doesn’t Work

Petroleum-based lip balm doesn’t pretend to fix the problem that causes dry chapped lips. Instead, it basically acts as a band-aid — slightly moisturizing the surface of the lips and trapping the moisture there, thus temporarily making the lips less dry. But to keep your lips moist using petroleum-based lip balm, you need to frequently reapply the lip balm. Well you might as well just lick your lips all the time — that has the same temporary effect, it’s a lot cheaper, and it doesn’t run the risk that bacteria will be trapped between the greasy lip balm and the skin, causing further irritation and even infection.

Cause of Chapped Lips

Chapped lips are, of course, the result of our lips being too dry. Everyone experiences dry chapped lips at one time or another, but some of us have a severe and chronic problem. The explanation for severe and chronic dry lips is that our skin has lost its moisture retention capacity. As a consequence, our lips become easily chapped. The chapping further reduces the moisture retention capacity and this vicious circle results in the problem becoming chronic and increasingly severe. Whether you just have occasional chapping or chronic and severe chapping, shea butter lip balm is a good choice since it enhances the skin’s moisture retention properties.

 

Best Body Care Tips In Summer Season

When the summer comes most people find it a refreshing time of year the suns rays warm up your heart and soul and people love to get out into the fresh air.

Some people are prone to having oily skin the coming of summer can be a traumatic time for you. As the summer produces more heat your skin is likely to produce more oil, this has the knock on effect of producing an unwelcome shine on your facial area.

Having oily skin can come from many things but mostly it can be passed on from one generation to the next. i.e. if your mother or father had it then there is a good chance that it will passed onto you too, it has a habit of running in the family.

Other major contributing factors include hormone imbalance for this condition, you must have noticed how many teens and young people under 21 that have that facial shine. Also affected can be pregnant women who notice their faces suddenly become oily it can also manifest itself during periods and during menopause.

Hormonal changes often bring out these conditions in your body and its difficult to combat.

The good news is there are things that you can do to prevent oily skin ruining your day. Here are some proven methods and techniques that will help you through the day and keep your facial oil in retreat.

(1) Keep your skin clean at all times carry some of those wet wipes they can really help. When your skin is very oily it will look dirty and feel dirty and they’re nothing worse than feeling dirty all day. Wash your face numerous times a day with a Glycerin soap this will help remove excess oil. It also helps if you can splash your face several times a day with cool water.

(2) Wipe your face regularly with suitable pre moistened alcohol wipe these are very effective at removing excess oil and can be bought at most cosmetic shops. They can be very handy on long journeys or for people constantly on the go.

(3) If you forget to bring along alcohol wipes just use absorbent toilet paper as this can do the job of removing excess oil and try to wash afterwards.

(4) After cleansing and wiping your skin maybe become to dry to prevent this carry a mist spray to moisten your face, keep your face moist but not oily as this will help you feel fresh all day.

(5) Avoid using moisturises on oily skin as they can clog up the pores of your skin leading to more serious skin problems like acne so just avoid using them.

(6) Use a facial cleaner that has a scrubbing effect this is great for removing excess oil however if you have a acne then youi need to avoid this as it will only make the situation a lot worse.

(7) A facial masque is another good technique to reduce oily skin and can be purchased from all good cosmetic stores but follow the instructions carefully to avoid any mishaps.

(8) Show off your natural beauty avoid using make up of any kind if you have to use make then make it water based as this will have the least effect on your condition.

(9) Use natural substances from the kitchen cucumber juice or slices and aloe Vera gel are particularly effective against oily skin look into health stores for other natural substances that can be used for cleaning your skin.

(10) Look after your skin and get dietary advice as sometimes what you eat affects how you look.

Sensible skin advice; look after your skin carefully and save it. With these steps you will look great all the time.

 

Best Tips To Remove A Double Chin Without Exercise

How to get get rid of double chin without exercise – you wish!

Exercises have been one of the most important things of our life. It is always known that exercise has benefited us in many ways. In earlier times people didn’t have gyms to go to, but their daily activities was not less than a gym.

Going in the field, filling water from the well, going for swimming in the lake, washing clothes, washing utensils, making food without a proper gas were some of the basic things which required lot of energy and due to this they remain fit.

Now, things have changed drastically. Looking at the way things are carried out in recent times, we can claim to be technically sound and futuristic in many ways. Being high-end and making full use of technology has helped us in many ways to improve our lifestyle.

Exercising our body is done either by going to the gym or by doing some household chores. In that case our face also needs to be taken care off. By the amount of pollutants that affect our face we are bound to have some or the other problems.

One of the apprehensions about life, for many is the idea of being old. As times flies, slowly and steadily it starts reflecting on your face in the form of wrinkles, lines, double chin, sagging of the muscles and many other things.

To avoid such problems relating to wrinkles and sagging we can do facial exercise. These would help you ward off all possibilities of wrinkles. It will help you give that extra glow which has disappeared from your face for a very long time.

There are face-lifting tools in the market which you can use, depending upon how useful they prove to be. Then there are the common facial exercises which you can do it at home at your own free will.

Facial exercises for you

If you want to sharpen your jaw line you can slap your chin with the back of your hand quickly and very lightly for at least 30 times.

Stroking your face with upward movement can relax your mind and body.

To reduce the small lines around your mouth you can curl your lips into your mouth and then try to bowl air through your mouth without opening your mouth. This would help to stretch your muscles around the mouth. While doing this count till 5 and then relax, repeat this at least 10 times for better results.

But there has been a long running debate about facial exercise, whether they are really good or just make things worse. This can be found only when you talk to other people or consult your doctor about the same.

How To Remove A Double Chin Without Exercise

There are many ways to remove double chin, but the best way is through home remedies only. I would strongly recommend it as it helped for me. If you have put on weight, then by diet, you can care of it. there are some best home remedies to say Bye to double chin:

  1. Egg White Mask : Egg white mask is very helpful to remove fats of double chin.It tighten your skin also it is very useful for your whole body. Take egg white, 1 table spoon lemon juice, honey and milk. Mix it well and apply it on your chin as well. leave it for half an hour and then wash it with the warm water. use it once in day for good result.
  2. Drink Green Tea : Green tea is a full package of anti-oxidant and also helps to increase your metabolism level. It will help you to reduce your weight. you can start your day with a cup of green tea. Try to have green tea 2-3 cups in a day.There are lots of flavor of green tea available in the market, choose your tea as per your choice and buy and start using it. It helps to burn your calories a lot.
  3. Sugar free Chewing gum : If you don’t like doing exercise, eating chewing gum is the best option for you. It makes your double chin to get exercise and also will tighten skin. Sugar free chewing gum will be best for you as it makes your teeth and gum healthier and stronger too. If you wxdsavcdlbvvdt fast result, try having more and more  chewing gums. Undoubtedly, you will get result fast.
  4. Gycerine Mask : Glycerine will also help you to remove double chin. make a paste of adding glycerine, half tablespoon of Epsom salt and few drops of peppermint oil. apply it on your chin using cotton ball. leave it 20-30 minutes and after that wash your face with a lukewarm water. do it twice in week for immediate result.