Body Care

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MarieteFebruary 13, 20183min211

Affordable laser hair removal, is that even possible? While prices for this highly requested service match the demand, a small percentage of savings can add up to a whole lot. Our suggestions will help you lose more hair, and keep more of your money.

Laser is a very intricate process. So before deciding to go through the procedure, please do your research to make sure the facility is a reputable company. Your health and safety should always come first.

  1. Packages

Most places will offer a series of treatment in a package (example: eight bikini line treatments) for cheaper than what it would cost individually because they want you to purchase your treatments up front. If they don’t offer these package savings, simply ask them. You would be surprised on what they might work out, but only if you ask.

  1. Care Credit

If you would love to buy a package but don’t have the cash to pay up front, and would rather not put it on your credit card you might have another option. Care Credit is a loan company offered for many medically-based procedures like laser.

No interest payment plans and extended payment plans are available, but not all providers accept every plan. On their website you can put in your zip code to find providers that accept Care Credit and apply.

  1. Stay in Touch

So, you toured the facility and had your consultation. Even if you can’t afford the laser hair removal right at that moment, subscribe to the spa’s newsletter, follow them on Twitter and like them on Facebook. You’ll then be alerted of any special promotions right when they’re released.

  1. Do Laser or IPL (intense pulsed light) Treatments at Home

Current laser and IPL at home models can’t safely be used on the face or neck, but may permanently reduce body hair if you have the right combination of light skin and dark hair. Be careful on the device that you choose, or you could end up with an expensive gadget sitting in your junk drawer.

  1. Barter

 If you have your own business, or can perform high sought-out services, you might be able to do an exchange for all or part of your laser hair removal. Simply talk to the owner or manager who might work out a barter for your products or services. Just remember to get everything in writing so it’s all legal and fair.


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JohnJanuary 25, 20187min1000

Nowadays it’s tempting to try to lose weight and improve health with a “detox” or “cleanse”. But these approaches might do more harm than good. Read on to find out why.

Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pie. Not to mention eggnog, mulled wine, and a beer (or three) during the game.

It’s tough to say no in a season of holiday indulgence. No wonder so many of us wake up a few pounds heavier come January 1st.

When you’re having trouble zipping up your jeans, it can be tempting to look for a quick solution. Something like a “cleanse” or a “detox.” Just to “reset” your system and jump-start a renewed fitness routine.

But don’t kid yourself. A detox diet may sound promising. But it won’t have lasting benefits. Worse, it might even do you some harm.

Here’s why – and what you should do instead.

What’s a detox diet, anyway?

The term “detox diet” usually refers to a liquid diet composed mainly of vegetable juice. Sometimes it means an outright fast. As in not eating at all.

The idea behind it is that giving our bodies a little break from inflammatory substances will help our digestion—and make us lose some weight.

It sounds great in theory. But detox juice cleanses can be expensive. And even if they help you drop a few pounds in the short term, they put you at greater risk for long-term weight gain.

3 reasons not to try a detox diet

Detox diets are very low calorie: In fact, some juice cleanses are so low in calories that they will slow down your metabolism.

Any weight you lose is likely to be water, carbohydrate stores, and intestinal bulk. It will just return when you start eating normally again.

Detox diets can cause stomach upset and blood sugar swings: Most detox diets fail to include enough fiber. And fiber is what helps clean our digestive tracts! Now, that’s ironic—a cleansing diet that leaves out the cleaner?

Not only that, but if they’re high in fruit juices, they can cause blood sugar swings. This makes them downright dangerous for people with diabetes—and risky for many others.

Detox diets don’t supply enough protein and can leave you hungry: When we don’t get enough protein, we get hungry a lot faster. And protein deficiencies can make it harder, not easier, for our bodies to clear themselves of toxins. What’s more, without adequate protein, we lose muscle mass.

In other words, detox diets don’t do what they claim to do. They can also make you feel deprived. And when we feel deprived, we tend to indulge later on. Which sets up an unhealthy cycle.

5 steps to detox—without the fancy diet

If you’re worried about seasonal weight gain or toxins entering your body from the foods you eat, you don’t have to buy an expensive juice cleansing kit. Here’s what you can do instead.

  1. Eat reasonable amounts. If you’re eating too much, you’re probably accumulating more toxins than your body needs. Eating one cookie instead of six is a detox diet. Slow down and chew your food.
  2. Eliminate your problematic foods. This relates mostly to Step 1. If you just can’t seem to master the habit of one cookie, and you always end up eating six, maybe it’s time to restructure your relationship with cookies.
  3. Build your plate around plant foods and eat organic when possible. This reduces exposure to potential toxins. Veggies and fruits play a major role in a healthy body because they contain compounds that can help the body deal with incoming chemicals.
  4. Drink enough fluids, including water and tea. And use a filter. The kidneys are major organs of elimination: Keep them clean.
  5. Allow time between dinner and breakfast. If you finished eating dinner at 7 pm, maybe you could eat breakfast at 7 am. This gives the body a 12-hour break from food for every 24-hour cycle. This might also improve your sleep.

Slow and steady wins the race

Sure, it’s tempting to think that if we just go on a quick juice cleanse we’ll be ridding our bodies of toxins and losing those extra pounds in one fell swoop. But you don’t want to set up a cycle that will only make you fatter and more toxic.

Really, we already know what we should do to maintain our weight and stay in shape. Eat less processed food, more fresh whole fruits and vegetables, and more lean protein—and keep moving.

The good news is that you’re already ahead of the game. If you don’t over-indulge in the first place, you’ll maintain your weight and shape through the holiday season.


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mmCollagenProApril 19, 20174min100

There are some tricks to get perfect glowing skin, first of all, having a proper skin care and second, faking it with a cheeky makeup. In fact, a glowing skin starts from the inside, with a healthy diet and a proper body care. Then simply treat your skin, providing the best skin care possible to keep it shiny.

What to Eat for a Glowing Skin?

The foods you eat have a big influence on your skin. It might make it look dull, or if you pay more attention and have a healthy lifestyle, it might help you get a fresh healthy look.

In your healthy nutrition, go for dark green and orange vegetables, fruits, calcium-rich foods, low-fat foods like poultry and fish, whole grain breads and cereals. It is just the main idea of a healthy diet you probably heard of already.

 

Avoid alcohol which dehydrates, and smoking that can cause clogged and enlarged pores.

Proper Skin Care Routine

Once you start taking care of your skin from the inside out, you have to start having a proper body care routine too. It is important for your skin to get a proper treat especially after all the makeup it has to wear daily.

 

Start with a deep cleansing, removing all the makeup left over’s and refreshing your skin. Continue with exfoliating it, to make sure all the dead cells have been removed and the skin is left clean, smooth and soft.

And finally, moisturize. It is important to moisturize, no matter what type of skin you have. For a long lasting protection, go for moisturizers that contain SPF. You have to protect your skin all year long. In winters, use a creamier moisturizer that will nourish even more and protect your skin from the cold weather.

One thing you should know is the fact that you have to choose proper products according to your skin type and skin problems. In case you try to get away with something that doesn’t match your needs, you will get the opposite effect that you wished for.

Faking a Glowing Skin with Makeup

In case you already have a healthy lifestyle and a proper skin care routine, but your skin needs a little bit more time to get glow, you can always fake it with makeup. After cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing, use a concealer to hide the dark circles and choose an illuminating foundation to apply. Finish the look by applying a touch of rosy cream blush on your cheekbones.

 

Apply your eye makeup and a shiny lip gloss and you will be the center of attractions of any party.

Other Tips to Improve your Skin

  • Try to sleep 8 hours in a day.
  • Clean your face at least twice a day
  • Clean your makeup brushes once in a week to avoid bacteria which will clog the pores
  • Change pillow cases more often for the similar bacteria reason
  • Try to avoid stress from your daily life

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mmCollagenProApril 18, 20175min120

Women are always thoughtful about their skin and beauty so most of them use the beauty treatments and therapies to throw the young look. With the time, the charm of these treatments diminishes and one has to attend sittings wasting a large amount of money. The skin needs rejuvenation and relaxation because of the changing lifestyle so that a person can look beautiful, and this will help in saving the women from showing the signs of aging at an early time. For rejuvenation & beauty, one can go along with the following best natural tips provided by various beauty experts and women should relieve themselves of stress and anxiety too:

Massaging with Coconut Oil

The coconut oil helps in making the skin gorgeous and rejuvenated as one can warm the coconut oil and apply it on the skin while leaving it overnight. This remedy makes the skin smooth and moisturized and proves useful for dry skin in the winters.

Drink Lemon Juice

Lemon juice helps in maintaining the rejuvenation & beauty as it reduces the spots of aging and any other sign of aging. The Lemon contains Vitamin C helps in protecting the skin from the free-radical damage and works as a strong antioxidant.  Even its bleaching properties help in improving the skin complexion. Women can use them by pouring few drops of honey on half lemon, stroke it gently in an upward direction, leave for 10 minutes and then rinse your face.

Mashed Papaya

Papaya also helps in rejuvenating the skin as it has antioxidant properties, and it is rich in Vitamin A, C and E. The hydroxyl acids in the papaya help in exfoliating the skin as it keeps the skin soft, moisturized and smooth. Other beneficial properties of using papaya are the treatment of blemishes, acne, kinds of facial problems and dark spots. It can be used by taking two tablespoons of mashed papaya, half teaspoon of fresh lemon juice and one tablespoon of honey. After applying the paste for 15 minutes, one should wash it off with the warm water and after that, one can splash some cold water on the face.

Apply Tomato Juice

It is also one of the effective remedies for skin rejuvenation & beauty, as it is a great source of anti-aging properties of lycopene antioxidant that protects the skins from harmful UV rays of the sun. The Vitamin C found in the tomatoes supports the collagen production and safeguards the body cells from free-radical damage.  The mask can be formed by taking three tablespoons of tomato juice, two tablespoons of milk cream and one tablespoon of lemon juice. One should apply this paste for 15 minutes and wash it off with the cold water. Ladies can also use the fresh tomato puree for treating blemishes or pimples by applying for 20 minutes and then rinse it.

Lastly, there are many natural remedies for rejuvenating the skin and these can be found at your home. These spontaneous remedies do not require any expensive material, as these are the things that can be found in your kitchen or your food table. The natural oils, fruits, and vegetables act as great antioxidants and work well by providing freshness to the skin.