• November 19, 2017 /  Beauty & Cosmetic
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    What do Al Pacino, Freddy Kruger, and Harry Potter have in common? Maybe it’s their devilish charm? Well, if you think that causing nightmares qualifies any of these guys for the good neighbor award of the month then maybe you’re right, but that’s not exactly what we have in mind. The one thing that does unite this handsome bunch of guys isn’t their outlook on life or their money-packed bank accounts; it’s actually a very basic piece of damaged tissue.

    A Scar’s Life

    It’s easy to identify a scar because it looks and feels different from normal skin. As a matter of fact, a scar’s formation is actually a manifestation of your body’s own defense mechanism. Can’t be? Well, you don’t have to believe everything you hear, but the truth is undeniable.

    As your body attempts to close an open wound and protect itself from infection, it replaces normal skin tissue with rapidly generated scar tissue instead of normal skin structures and cells. This is what we normally call a scar.

    The Various Types of Scars

    There is no such thing one type of scar. As a matter of fact the skin tissue repair process usually leads to a very broad spectrum of different types of scars. This may lead to scars that range from an infinitesimal line to a variety of abnormal scarring that may even limit your mobility.

    Here is a breakdown of some of the basic types of scars.

    Raised skin scars: This type of scar is described as either hypertrophic or keloid scars. It is more often seen on darker skin than lighter skin. In order to treat this type of scar you need to use products that prevent scarring. This does not mean that you can cover your skin with an intense moisturizer and then be carefree. What you need to find are scar prevention products that offer a form of natural scar prevention so that your skin is treated gently and effectively.

    Acne scars: Acne scars can affect anyone that has ever had a pimple. So how does one protect one’s skin? Well, the best form of protection is an effective acne scar remover that will offer scar treatment while also preventing future acne breakouts. It may sound impossible but there is a natural ingredient that offers both.

    No one can simly write off effective acne scars prevention creams. The real problem arises when you try using a scar prevention cream that has promised a real solution and then left your skin high and dry – literally. So it’s a good rule of thumb to check the ingredients before purchasing the particular acne scars treatment. One such amazing ingredient is found in known as Helix Aspersa Muller Glycoconjugates that offers scar prevention without damaging your skin.

  • November 18, 2017 /  Women & Lifestyle
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    When it comes to personal debt, financial experts from around the world agree on one thing: it is a symptom of a much bigger problem with the individual. Debt can build up slowly over the years until it reaches a point where you are paying off so much debt that your personal income doesnt cover what you have to pay each month and worse, you might have to start taking on more debt to fill the gap between income and expenditure.

    Its very easy to get in to debt, with the consumer society we live in we have been led to believe that we can have it all right now and pay for it in manageable bitesize chunks each month. The financial crisis and ongoing recession has proved that the buy now, pay later culture fostered by the credit and retail companies was an unsustainable dream and now many people have great TVs, awesome cars, went on fantastic holidays but have huge debt mountains that have to be dealt with.

    Debt consolidation is a great tool for many families to pull themselves out of the miserable debt cycle. The lower rate of interest gives breathing space each month so you can use your income for essential living costs rather than paying off interest on the couches you bought a few years back, it will reduce your stress levels as you wont get new bills every day and you can make that one easy payment each month right after you get paid.

    Once youve consolidated your debt though you need to rethink your lifestyle and attitude towards credit. If you havent already, now might be the right time to cut up those credit cards particularly the store cards that have crazy interest rates. A new attitude needs to be adopted of waiting to have the money to buy something rather than having everything now and repaying it later. The consumerist lifestyle also needs to be rethought; do you really need to take a foreign holiday each year? Can the gas guzzling SUV be traded in for something more economical? Is there a cheaper place to buy groceries and apparels?

    The danger with debt consolidation is that you dont change your lifestyle and manage your income and expenditure to ensure you dont spend more than you have each month. Debt consolidation is your second chance to get your finances in order there isnt a third chance because if you fail to change your ways after consolidating your debt and continue buying gadgets and going out to restaurants and then paying for it all on credit then you risk losing your home, family and lifestyle.

    Its a pretty scary thought so once youve consolidated your debt, change your ways, change your attitudes to money and think of the relief youll have in 5 years when you are finally debt free.

  • November 18, 2017 /  Healthy & Therapy
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    I am constantly being asked about the benefits of massage therapy and in particular, I’m asked about its effectiveness and relevance when compared to today’s cutting edge medical advances, given the fact that massage therapy is well over five thousand years old.

    In response, my answer as always is to consider the fact that any therapy, cure, activity or hobby that can survive for that length of time, must deliver at least some benefits, otherwise it would go the way of every other flash in the pan fad or phase.

    As a massage practitioner and recipient, I need no convincing whatsoever of the benefits of massage therapy, so if I’m asked, I’m happy to defer my own opinion in favour of that of a much higher authority on the subject, which is that of the medical community itself.

    Thanks to the advances in medicine and in medical research, the five thousand year old massage therapy has now been subjected to every modern test and scrutiny, and as many of us expected, massage therapy has proven its value in spectacular style.

    Massage therapy stands shoulder to shoulder with some of the most modern medical practices of our time, and as well as being a stand alone therapy in its own right, massage therapy complements beautifully, the modern advances in medicine.

    To anybody who practices massage therapy, this will come as no surprise, and to be fair it’s only right and proper that any therapy linked to medicine, should be subjected to the highest scrutiny. That aside, what amazes me most is the fact that massage therapy is still considered either as purely an aid to accepted medical practice or that it is still the preserve of the affluent. It also amazes me that massage therapy is only considered as a result of a life changing event. Quite why something that is so beneficial to health and wellbeing isn’t an integral part of everyone’s life remains a mystery to me. Massage therapy need not cost the earth and the most basic massage is free and can be mastered by using the most incredible tools known to man your own hands!

    Do me a favour and don’t wait for an accident, an ailment or a mid life crisis before you discover one of life’s most accessible, time proven and life enriching activities.

    To your continued, outstanding health.

  • November 16, 2017 /  Beauty & Cosmetic
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    It seems like hundreds of skincare and grooming products are available to men these days and more are being added all the time. But how many of them include high-performance ingredients? How many of them provide effective results? And which ones are really necessary to maintain great-looking skin with a minimum amount of effort?

    How to classify your skin type:

    The first step to finding the right products for you is deciding what type of skin type you have. Most products target several individual skin types: oily skin, dry skin, sensitive skin, acne-prone skin and combination skin.

    Oily skin: Feels slightly greasy or slick to the touch, with larger pores. It is usually more prone to blackheads and whiteheads. Look for products that are ultralight and oil-free, and exfoliating items that will remove oil and dirt.

    Dry skin: Often feels tight and itchy and is more prone to irritations. Look for products that contain hydrating ingredients like Aloe, Urea and Allantoin, and pay special attention to moisturizers. Keep in mind that moisture is not the same thing as oil, so you dont need heavy, oily products to achieve good levels of hydration for your skin.

    Sensitive skin: Easily irritated by skincare or shaving products or extreme weather conditions. Look for products that do not contain dyes, fragrances or irritants and are specially formulated for sensitive skin.

    Normal skin: If havent had any reoccurring skin problems such as shininess, acne or irritated skin, you probably have normal skin. Unless a product states otherwise, most skincare items can be used by men with normal skin.

    Combination skin: Most men fall into this category, having dry patches and oily patches on their face at the same time (oily patches often fall in the T-Zone: your forehead and down your nose to your chin). Look for products that gently clean skin without harsh abrasives and moisturizers that are ultralight.

    Acne-prone skin: Can partner with oily skin, but is also a factor with people with dry skin. This type tends to break out frequently with pimples, blackheads or whiteheads. Look for products that are noncomedgenic (not pore-clogging) and contain ingredients like benzoyl peroxide.

    How to identify effective skincare products for men:

    Once youve zeroed in on what type of skin you have, concentrate on finding products that appeal to that type, or products recommended for all skin types. Easier said then done, right? Theres still a sea of products out there. How can you decide which you need and which ones are nothing more than fancy packaging?

    A good idea is to start with a very basic skin care routine that involves four steps: Cleaning, Exfoliating, Shaving, and Moisturizing. That means you should look for a gentle liquid cleanser for your face, an exfoliating scrub, a shaving product, an aftershave product and an oil-free moisturizer. If you start with these basic items, you cant really go wrong.

  • November 16, 2017 /  Beauty & Cosmetic
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    If you love hot tubs but have started to get the dreaded hot tub rash, don’t panic; there is a solution. Hot tub rash commonly occurs due to unclean water. It doesn’t matter if you have just re-filled your hot tub with clean drinking water; if you do not use specialist hot tub chemicals to sanitise the water then bacteria will thrive in the warm damp conditions that a hot tub provides. Similarly if you do not follow manufacturer guidelines then regular skin exposure may sensitise your skin due to a pH imbalance in the water.

    Hot tub rash can make your skin sensitive and sore to the touch. It can make it uncomfortable to bath in the tub, especially with regular use. These symptoms are caused by hot tub water which is not sanitised, and will go on to ruin the whole experience that the hot tub offers its users. Thankfully, the proper use of chemicals will kill any harmful bacteria and maintain an ideal pH level in the tub – this is essential for your own and other users’ health.

    A hot tub rash, as it is commonly known, is in fact a dermatitis skin infection. The displayed symptoms include red raised bumps that are incredibly itchy. If left, the condition will worsen leading to extremely sore sections of skin or even blisters. It is disturbing to know that this infection is caused by the water in the hot tub being contaminated with harmful bacteria.

    The chemical water treatments that areprovided will ensure that your hot tub is devoid of any hazardous bacteria or organisms. With regular use these chemicals will also lengthen your hot tub’s life span.

    As a rule, if you follow the manufacturer’s instructions and carry out regular tests, then these hot tub chemicals will not affect users who have sensitive skin and will prevent any rashes caused by unclean water. By following these precautions the users of your hot tub can relax and enjoy the warm and invigorating beneficial qualities that your hot tub possesses.

    Chemicals should be used as the condition in your hot tub is an ideal harbouring environment for bacteria and other worrying germs. This means that if hot tub chemicals are not used, then you are more likely to get rashes and other infections. Remove the health risk that bacteria presents and use chemicals in order to maintain a healthy and relaxing hot tub experience.

    This article was written by Joel Tarplin on behalf of The Swimming Pool Store; expert providers of hot tub chemicals.

  • November 15, 2017 /  Artist & Celebrities
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    The western world is obsessed with the cult of celebrity. It’s no longer good enough to aspire to be a sports star or a rock god: if you want recognition you now have to be classed as a celebrity. The public helps to perpetuate the myth by devouring celebrity news voraciously, and by aping celebrity behavior unashamedly. Still, there’s no need to be too disdainful or critical of this new cultural influence: sometimes it can actually be a force for good. It would appear from the newspapers and the weekly magazine that celebrities are increasingly turning to the electronic cigarette to get their nicotine fix, and that for us can only be good news. Maybe these celebrities are not as intellectually-challenged and one-dimensional as they painted to be.

    So which celebrity started the ball rolling and was the first to come out and openly use a smokeless cigarette in public? Well, that’s the $64,000 question. The time-frame is unclear. Some claim it was Katherine Heigl, or Izzy from Gray’s Anatomy as she’s better known: she swore her allegiance to the product when she smoked one publicly on the Letterman Show on live U.S.TV. Others argue that it was Charlie Sheen who publicly endorsed smokeless cigarettes. Sheen can rightly take credit for lots of things, but was he really the first to do it? The truth is we just don’t know. Celebrities on both sides of the Atlantic have been keen to switch to the safer smoking alternative, and frankly who can blame them?

    Joining the growing list of celebrity vapers have been Leonardo Di Caprio, Kevin Federline, ex-husband of Britney Spears and celebrity by default, Dennis Quaid, Lindsay Lohan, Eric Roberts, John Cusack and Johnny Depp. On this side of the pond we’ve seen our own celebrity vapers too: Kate Moss is partial to the occasional one, as are, Jimmy White, Matt Cardle, Catherine Zeta Jones and June Alexander. Rock and roll hasn’t escaped the draw of the product either. Ronnie Wood, Eddie Van Halen, Tom Petty and even Pete Docherty have been spotted taking a hit on smokeless cigarettes recently.

    Why is this important? Well, it’s important because to the best of our knowledge every one of these celebrities made the decision to switch to electronic cigarettes voluntarily because they acknowledged the fact that the product was safer and healthier for them. None of these celebrities was sponsored to promote a particular product. These celebrities have made positive choices, and have stopped using tobacco-based cigarettes because they are dangerous and can be lethal. If their behaviour persuades other tobacco smokers to make the switch, then that can only be a good thing.

    This article about electronic cigarettes was submitted by Freshcig.

  • November 13, 2017 /  Beauty & Cosmetic
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    The advice offered to you here will apply to any seemingly insurmountable beauty problems, from cultivating healthy skin to making your hair glow. This article will cover any problems you have with beauty, and give you some new tips to look your best.

    Smear Vaseline onto your feet before you go to bed. The Vaseline will soften and hydrate the skin on your feet to give you that new-pedicure feeling. Make it simple to remember by making it a nightly habit. Make sure that after you put on the Vaseline, you put on some socks. .

    In order to achieve fuller lips, use a white eyeshadow with shimmer just over your cupid’s bow. By emphasizing this area, you can make your upper lip appear fuller than in actuality.

    Use Vaseline for your eyebrows. Apply it just before bedtime. It will make them look shiny and healthy. However, be careful with the Vaseline, as getting it elsewhere on your skin can lead to acne and clogged pores.

    Regardless of any other measures you take to improve your skin, you need to stay hydrated. Water flushes out harmful impurities from within your body. This cleansing process increases the luminosity of your complexion.

    A little bit of pink lipstick can go a long way towards hiding your trouble spots. A warm pink shade compliments every skin tone so the attention will be on your lips rather than the flaw. With your lips highlighted and your blemish concealed, nobody will know the difference.

    Always keep your eye and lip liners freshly sharpened. By keeping them sharpened, they will be clean and ready to use. If you tend to break your eyeliners when you sharpen them, try placing them in the fridge for a few minutes.

    Get more beautiful skin by drinking fruit juice. Fruits and vegetables have health benefits that extend to your skin’s appearance. Including the juice of these foods in your diet is a tasty way to make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need! Instead of drinking soda, opt for water and juice, your skin will thank you for it.

    As these tips show, good beauty regimens involve more details than what lot of people assume. Coming up with a beauty regime can take a lot of homework but it is totally worth it. Using these tips will have you on the way to feeling better about yourself.

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  • November 11, 2017 /  Healthy & Therapy
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    What is insomnia? Insomnia is a condition where people have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or having a restful night sleep. Often times people who suffer from insomnia will turn to sleeping pills to get relief. Sleeping pills is a bad idea, because it will just create more problems.

    What is the problem with sleeping pills? Pills are a bad idea because most sleeping pills are addictive, and basically are just a mask to what the real problem is. It also causes problems when you interact with other medications or alcohol, which can be very serious or even deadly. People who are prescribed medication are usually supposed to be on them for a few days to a few weeks only, but because they can be addictive people tend to take them longer. Pills can also cause high blood pressure, dizziness, nausea, confusion. It also can cause bizarre behavior such as sleep walking, sleep binge eating and sleep driving, in which the person will not remember.

    Why it is so important to get a good night sleep? Sleep is necessary to maintain good physical and mental health. Sleep helps you to restore your body and mind, to help with memory and learning, also to help you be in a better mood. When you are sleep deprived, your body is more prone to infections, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Also when you are sleep deprived it can effect your job performance, such as forgetfulness or making mistakes, which can cause you to lose your job. So it is very important to get a good 7-8 hours of sleep if you are an adult, and more than 8 hours if you are younger.

    How do you treat insomnia with music therapy? Insomnia is usually caused by your attitude or behavior, if you can change your attitude or behavior this may change your sleep disorder. Your mind plays a big part of all this. That is how music therapy can help. Music therapy uses binaural beats to stimulate your brain to a high level of relaxation, like a meditated state, to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Binaural beats is music set to certain frequencies to stimulate a certain part of your brain that allows you to get some sleep. When listening to music therapy, use headphones to get the best results. The music is soft relaxing music, that has sounds of nature like waterfalls, birds, the ocean ect. When buying music therapy cds or tapes make sure that it contains binaural beats, because they sell fake ones, that claim to do the same, but do not compare, so be aware. If you have any questions on music therapy or binaural beats see link bellow.

  • November 10, 2017 /  Healthy & Therapy
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    Worn by professionals around the world who work at various levels, medical scrubs are very comfortable to wear. Medical scrubs are available in many colours and they enable a workforce to look smart and presentable. As the people who work in many types of medical fields communicate with the public at all times, it is important that the medical scrubs which they wear suit their actual purpose.

    The Many Medical Scrubs Which Can Be Worn

    There are several tops that can be bought which match trousers that are already in use. These particular medical scrubs are normally dark or light blue but they are also available in a variety of other colours. Black, purple, green and white are obtainable and can be bought in order to replace tops which are worn by other members of staff. As the people who work in a hospital or a General Practitioners office may already wear a certain colour, any new top which is bought can match what is sported by other medical professionals.

    Other medical scrubs can be bought as well, such as scrub suits. Scrub suits which have drawstring trousers are purchasable from many major retailers, as are scrub suits which have boot cut trousers. Long sleeve scrub suits are also available as well. These particular scrub suits are normally worn by medical professionals who specialise in hazardous situations, such as in cold temperatures. As a long sleeve scrub suit helps the body to maintain its temperature, they are very comfortable to wear as well.

    Scrub suits should match the environment which they will be worn in. For example, loose scrub suits are not normally sported by surgeons because this can hamper them when performing detailed surgery; choosing a theatre nurses dress for such individuals will enable this suitable item of clothing to offer protection yet not influence the way in which these professionals do their job.

    Cherokee Scrub Suits Can Be Worn When Interacting With Children

    If staff work in a childrens ward or in another environment which means that they come into contact with young people, wearing Cherokee scrub suits is highly recommended. These scrub suits are available in bright and vibrant colours. Cherokee scrub suits also have various animals and characters on them. Cherokee scrub suits are often worn by midwives because they help to stimulate childrens senses; this is very important because a childs vision can develop as a direct result. Although they normally have short sleeves, Cherokee scrub suits which have long sleeves can also be bought.

  • November 9, 2017 /  Beauty & Cosmetic
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    In case you haven’t heard, you are what you eat. Perhaps you won’t turn into a chocolate chip cookie, but there are certain foods that can increase or decrease your melanin production.

    Melanin activates the pigmentation of your skin, making in darker when more melanin is being produced by the body. So, depending on the look you are hoping to achieve, eating certain foods can increase the melanin, while avoiding these foods will stagnate it.

    Light coloured foods will give you whiter skin. Foods such as eggs and milk will dilute the melanin and keep your skin lighter coloured. On the other hand, the same theory applies to dark coloured foods. Deep, dark foods like coffee, tea, and black sesame can make your skin appear darker.

    Vegetables and fruits contain many minerals and nutrients such as zinc, iron and copper. Lemons and cucumbers are excellent examples of foods rich in these minerals which aid in the formation of melanin. Strawberries, on the other hand can reduce melanin, keeping your skin lighter.

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    One element that is related to common minerals such as iron, copper and zinc, is tyrosinase. Research has shown that ingesting foods rich in tyrosinase has a proven ability to deepen and darken the colour of a person’s skin. The foods which contain this element include the liver from animals, such as beef liver. You can also find this nutrient in walnut seeds, black sesames or even certain beans.

    While eating certain foods may impact the natural tone and colour of your skin, it’s important to remember to keep balance in your diet. Eating too much of any specific food could cause digestion problems, not to mention deprive your body of the balanced nutrition it needs. If you’re hoping to gradually change your appearance, you’re better off to add a few pigment enhancing foods to your daily diet.

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