Beautiful People, Beautiful World

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Beautiful hair in three easy steps
1. Adequate Diet: Hair growth depends on an adequate diet. A widespread diet problem which causes loss of hair is iron deficiency Anaemia. The cause is too little iron in blood, brought on by a diet containing too little meat, eggs, cereals or peas and beans. Fresh fruits and vegetables are also needed to provide vitamin C, which enables the body to absorb iron.
2. Cutting the hair: Although cutting the hair is not essential to its well-being, it is easier to keep the scalp clean if the hair is kept reasonably short. Regular cutting does not make the hair grow strong or faster.
3. How hair can be damaged: Although scalp hair is hardy, and can withstand a lot of abuse, it can be damaged by too much or inexpertly applied perming, dyeing - Blonde to Brunette, bleaching and massage. The amount of beautying the hair can take varies from person to person. Occasionally the scalp is allergic to the dye and becomes inflamed and swollen. To prevent this occuring, the dye should be tested by applying it to a small area on the arm. If a patch of inflammation has developed, the dye must not be used on the hair.
Most people who bleach their hair do so with hydrogen peroxide. If the peroxide is repeatedly applied, it may make the hair brittle. If this happens the hair may turn rough, develop split ends, or become thinned or shortened.

Look younger again

Ways to diminish wrinkles:
1. To keep our skin well-protected from UV ray exposure. This means laying on product, such as creams and lotions, that have SPF protection all over the skin.
2. Another is proper nutrition and hydration. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables and fish that are rich in vitamins and minerals that fight the development of free radicals in the body. Also, drink plenty of water and fruit juices to keep the body hydrated, and avoid too much black tea and coffee.
3. Get as much sleep as possible as well, as much as eight hours a day. Sufficient rest keeps the body from being stressed, since chronic stress accelerates the aging process.
4.Lastly, give up smoking because smoking dehydrates the skin and burns away the nutrients of the body.
Stress generally breaks us down emotionally and physically.Some easy to use tips to keep stress at bay:

1.Take a Hot Bubble Bath - The soothing suds and warm water can wash your cares away while relaxing your tired, aching muscles. If you want to enhance the healing effects, turn on some soft music, dive into a good book, or just daydream the night away.
2.Throw on your Comfiest Pajamas and Grab a Good Book! - Snuggling up under the covers in your cozy bed with soft, comfortable clothing can be enough to relax you almost immediately. Find your favorite magazine, pull out a book you have been meaning to read or just put on one of those cooling eye-masks to alleviate them from the cares of the day.
3. Take a 20-minute “Power-Nap” if you’ve got more things on your To-Do List - Right when you get home from work, shed your business attire and hop into your bed-set your alarm for 20 minutes if you have other things on the evening’s agenda, or allow yourself to awake naturally if you have a free schedule. Your energy should return to you in no time!
4.Exercise - Go for a jog, do some abdominal workouts, aerobics or lift some weights. Exercising renews the body and gives the mind an easy escape from daily troubles
5.Light an Aromatherapy Candle and Play some Soft Music - Close your eyes and imagine whatever peaceful moments come to mind. Relax and think about your hopes and dreams for the not-so-distant future. (Be careful not to leave candles burning unattended).
6.Convince your Sweetheart to give you a Massage! - A simple back massage or foot massage has been known to greatly reduce stress and send the recipient into a super-relaxed state. Just don’t forget to return the favor when your sweetie is having a bad day
7.Kick Back in Comfortable Clothes and Look through your Photo Albums - Memories of happy times can easily bring a smile to your face and take you back to days when the tides weren’t so turbulent… Plan a vacation or a get-together with friends for another photo-taking opportunity to add to your scrapbooks, and the simple act of having something to look forward to should significantly help you cope with your stress.
8.Immediate Results for Urgent Needs: Deep Breathing - Take deep breaths when you feel your stress levels begin to escalate. Start by counting to three inhaling and then to three while exhaling. Gradually increase it to five, six or seven as you try to calm yourself from the aggravating element
9.Immediate Results for Urgent Needs: Stretching - Especially if you find yourself irritated at work, raise your arms above your head, arch your back and give it a good stretch. Get up from your desk and walk around-five minute breaks are definitely allowed when your sanity is at stake!
10.Immediate Results for Urgent Needs: Go Somewhere to Be Alone and Have a Good Cry or Confront the Source - I have been on the brink of tears while on the job, and sometimes the best solution to an overly stressful day is to lock yourself in a room (failing that, your car) and let loose. The relief and renewal experienced by letting out a couple of tears rejuvenates the body and the mind. Get mad, get upset, but get over it…cry in privacy or express yourself to the afflicting individual-chances are you will feel much better once you confront the agitating factor.
11.Break out of the Routine! - Do something unusual and avoid the stressors. Your laundry can wait another day or two, run the dishwasher tomorrow and just relax! Get together with a few friends and go on an adventure-leave the town you know and the buildings you inhabit day after day and take a hike, hit up the beach or go sailing on a beautiful body of water.
12.Spend Time with Loved Ones and Pets! - If they are the ones making you stressed out, you may think about some alone-time, but more times than not, there’s nothing quite like that unconditional love freely given by our furry friends who look to us for the same affection

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

How's your smile?

1. Did you know. . .that a knocked out tooth may be replanted if you act quickly? Don’t clean the tooth, just wrap it in a damp cloth and hustle off to the dentist. If you can get there within 30 minutes you’ve got a 90% chance of saving it.

2. If you wear braces, get extra calcium. Adjusting the position of teeth can leave small gaps in the jawbone. These need to be replaced with new bone. Take it as a supplement or eat plenty of green leafy vegetables.

3. Your smile is one of your best assets. Don’t ruin it with bad breath. Mouthwash does not kill the bacteria that creates bad breath. Brushing your tongue and gums and use floss often. If it still persists, consult your physician.

4. Do you wear full or partial dentures? First, ask your doctor if your denture contains any metal. If not, place your denture in a safe container, cover with water and microwave for about two minutes. This kills more bacteria than soaking in denture cleaner.

5. Are your teeth discolored? This condition will really detract from your overall appearance. Visit your dentist for a cleaning and ask for the whitening procedure. Or, try some of the new teeth whitening products you can use at home.

6. Stop stressing! Easier said than done? All that stress that you keep bottled up inside creates those worry lines and wrinkles.

7. Have a sea salt massage to rid your body of toxin.

8. Take a walk on the beach, in a forest or around the block.

9. Eat cheese to block bacterial growth in your mouth and to prevent cavities.

10.Join a fitness group.

11. Be kind to yourself. Instead of telling yourself you “can’t” do something, remind yourself

that you CAN!

12. Get a collagen boost. Eat more fruit!

13. Help others. Outer beauty will only appear when you’ve practiced beauty within.

14. Don’t be afraid to say no. A polite, but firm, refusal allows you to stay in control of your own life.

15.Talk about your concerns with a friend, relative or counselor. It’s the best way to release them.

Untangle your hair

Long, fine hair is especially susceptible to tangles. If you have trouble detangling your hair (or your kid's), here's are some tips:
1. Always, always use conditioner after you shampoo. If you have oily hair (many people with fine hair, do), apply conditioner to the bottom 2/3rds of your hair. If you have normal or dry hair, try a leave-in conditioner, applied to ends.
2. Use a wide-tooth comb.
3. Start detangling from the bottom up.
4. If hair is dry and tangled and you don't want to wet hair, rub a few drops of shine serum in your palms then run your hands through your hair. The serum will help you work out the knots with a comb.

Teapot Facial

1. Steam. Boil water in a teapot. Put towel over your head. Open the spout and stoop over the teapot for 30 seconds. The steam does not burn your face. ( "Don't put your face right to it."). Do a series of three steams with a break in between. This loosens oil and dirt for the second step.
2. Exfoliate. Follow the steam with a cornmeal scrub to exfoliate. Mix a paste of finely ground cornmeal and water, spread it over your face and massage it in as you would a storebought scrub. Rinse with warm water.
3. Moisturize. The final step is an egg white and yoghurt mask. First, apply moisturizer around the eyes and mouth. Whip one egg with plain organic yoghurt and apply to face. Let it dry for a few minutes. Rinse off with warm water and a splash of cold water to close pores. Regimen leaves the skin refreshed and "very clean" with a "healthy glow.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Beauty Tips For Women

Are you trying to keep yourself looking as good as possible, but you are constrained by a budget? There's a bunch of household items that can help to enhance your look without going through too much trouble. In this article, we'll be discussing exactly what you can do with things around the house to make your look shine.

Do you want a mask that will nourish your face and leave it smooth and healthy? Try combining the following. Take one teaspoon of plain yogurt and 2-3 tablespoons of orange juice. Mix it in a bowl until it forms a paste, and then apply it to your face. The Vitamin C found in orange juice can do wonders for your complexion! Vitamin C is a necessary nutrient in the body due to the fact that it helps us to form collagen, a connective substance that is found in all parts of the body. Apply the mask for 5 minutes before washing it off.

The cucumber trick is always a classic beauty move. Take a cucumber and grate it. Cover it, and place it in your freezer for right around 5 minutes. Take all but 2 teaspoons of the cucumber and mix it with plain yogurt. Next, take 2 pieces of surgical gauze and soak them in cold water. Take those 2 teaspoons of cucumber you set aside and place them in the centers of the pieces of gauze. Ball the two pieces of gauze into a teabag shape and place them over your eyes, applying the yogurt-cucumber mix to your face as a mask. In fifteen minutes, wash the substance off, and your face will be revitalized!

Do you have puffy eyes? There can be many reasons that your eyes may be inflamed. It's important to keep your body well hydrated, ensuring that you are getting enough water throughout the day. Avoiding coffee and tea can also be helpful when trying to keep puffiness down. Cucumber slices and potato slices placed across the eyes can also help to reduce swelling and discoloration under the eyes. Keeping your head held high while sleeping with pillows can cause fluids to not build up around your eyes, which is important if you are trying to rid yourself of puffiness.

Have chapped lips? Simple petroleum jelly can work wonders when it comes to revitalizing your lips. It is also helpful to exfoliate your lips around once per week by using a toothbrush on them, helping to remove dead cells.