Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Out of Shaving Cream for Your Legs?

The next time your run out of shaving cream for your legs or men for your face, I have a little trick you try.  Rub some hair conditioner over the area first before attempting shaving.  The conditioner will make your skin slick enough for an easier time of it. 

Monday, May 30, 2011

Turmeric May Help More Than Flavor Your Dishes!

According to some studies, turmeric found in curry powder to give it that yellow color, may help fight certain forms of stomach cancer and skin tumors.  The curcumin ingredient turmeric is made up of is what scientists believe may suppress those tumors.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Unexpected Link Between Twins and Multivitamins

Here's a shocker you may be interested to hear.  According to a group of Hungarian researchers, women who take multivitamins just prior to pregnancy increase the likelihood of delivering twins!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sugarless Gum Can Help Clean Teeth

Did you know chewing sugarless gum for as little as five to twenty minutes after eating sugary or starchy food can help stimulate saliva and naturally clean your teeth? 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Why You Need to Check on Your Medical Test Results!

Don't just assume everything is fine regarding your medical tests because the doctor's office never contacted you.  Test results can get lost.  The best advice is to check and find out for yourself.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Think Again About Too Many Laxatives!

Taking too many laxatives can cause your body more problems than you started from nutritional deficiencies to even chronic diarrhea.   Some studies even link laxative abuse to heart disease and cancer so be careful.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Magnesium Can Help With PMS

Premenstrual symptoms can be lessened if you increase your magnesium intake.  Some experts recommend a dose of 360 mg per day to help improve your mood and guard against water retention.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Try Vitamin E On a Fresh Burn!

The next time you accidentally burn yourself you might try pricking a vitamin E capsule immediately after it happens and gently squeeze some on the area.  It's best to use a high potency vitamin E to apply to the skin.  If you wait to apply your vitamin E, this method is not as effective.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Save Yourself Pain and Lighten Your Handbag!

Why keep lifting pounds of extra junk in your handbag and strain your shoulders?  More often than not, you're probably carrying around a majority of less than vital items anyway. 

The most important items should be money, ATM card, and a form of identification like your driver's license, credit cards or checkbook (only if you plan to need them), keys, glasses, phone or PDA, work badge if necessary, tissues, medicine if you're taking it, lipstick or gloss and your compact for touch-ups!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Vitamin A and Hearing Go Hand in Hand

If you want to protect your hearing, you need to make sure you have enough vitamin A in your diet.  Studies have shown some cases of hearing loss can be attributed to a vitamin A deficiency!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Have Occasional Heartburn?

If you experience heartburn occasionally, you could pour yourself some milk and slowly sip it.  Soon you just might feel better.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Looking for a Natural Diuretic?

You can flush those toxins out of your system naturally with some fennel or lemon.  Making a tea from some fennel can work or sqeeze a lemon into a cup of water or a beverage can help.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

How to Best Protect Your Color-Treated Hair From The Sun!

If you want your color-treated hair not to fade and turn brittle in the hot summer sun, then you should never leave your house without a hair product that contains UV protection.  Wide brimmed hats are another option if you have plans to be in the sun for a period of time. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fish Can Make You Smarter!

If you want to increase that brain power, it's a good idea to eat more fish. Another alternative is to supplement your diet with fish oil gel capsules because those omega-3 fatty acids are known to help!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Want to Cut Down on Sugar In Your Coffee?

Try sprinkling a bit of cinnamon on your coffee grounds before brewing a pot.  This little trick could possibly help stop that craving.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

What You Need to Know About Metabolism and Weight Loss!

Try to eat two-thirds of your calories before dinner can make a big difference for your dieting efforts. This is important in weight loss because your metabolism slows during the day.  Experts have been pushing breakfast as the most critical meal for that reason.  Your evening meal should be your lightest.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Easy Trick to Make the Most of Your Eyes!

If you want your eyes to really be spectacular, then you should always use an eyelash curler.  Before you put on your mascara, clamp the eyelash curler from the base for a few seconds before releasing it.  Switch to the other eye and work the eyelash curler the same way.  You will notice a big difference in making your eyes stand out!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Over Whitening Can Damage Your Teeth

All of us want beautiful white teeth.  However, if you go overboard with whitening products or procedures, you'll pay for it later.  Enamel cannot be replaced once it's gone so be kind to those pearly whites.  Whiten teeth twice a year. 

Something I like to use is a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water.  Gargle with this mixture daily can whiten teeth considerably.  Besides, it won't leave that pasty film in your mouth like those strips do.  Yet it does help brighten up a smile.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Do You Know When to Toss Mascara Out?

Mascara is one cosmetic that needs to be replaced often.  To protect your eyes from any threat of bacteria, it's important to throw your mascara out after three months.  This holds true for any liquid eyeliners as well.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Why Toner Is Important in Your Skin Care Routine

Try to make a habit out of using a toner because it helps any anti-aging products you might use to work more effectively.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Don't Mix Pain Medications!

Try never to mix any over the counter pain relievers in the same day.  If you take aspirin, then continue with aspirin in that twenty-four-hour period.  If you prefer ibuprofen, then stay with that particular pain reliever.  The same advice goes for acetaminophen.  Switching between aspirin to ibuprofen or say ibuprofen to acetaminophen can potentially harm your liver.  The safest advice is to stick to one choice and take the recommended amount.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Full Bangs Are In!

This spring those full bangs are big!  Nothing can update your look faster than getting full bangs.  They can hide a high forehead, less than perfect skin, and some signs of aging to make you younger looking!    

Friday, May 6, 2011

A Helpful Tip About When to Take Vitamin D

Try to take this supplement with your largest meal of the day.  By doing so, your vitamin D has the greatest chance of being absorbed into your bloodstream.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Drying Your Hair Can Matter How Long That Hair Color Lasts!

Believe it or not, your color treated hair holds up better when you blow dry on the lowest heat setting, instead of resorting to letting your hair dry naturally in the air.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Try Celery for Occasional Heartburn

If you get an occasional bout of heartburn and want something natural to relieve it, then you should try eating a stick of celery.  This folk medicine cure often does the trick!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Black Tea Can Help Stress!

The next time you are stressed out means you should take time and brew yourself a cup of tea.  According to researchers, black tea is best for helping you relax.  Drink two to three cups a day will enable you to cope better.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Are You Aware of Fish With the Highest Levels of Mercury?

If you love to eat lots of fish, then you should also be aware of which ones could be a hazard to your health.  The fish with the highest levels of mercury happen to be swordfish, shark, tilefish and king mackerel.  Try to eat more chunk tuna because it has one of the lowest amounts. 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Measure Portions When Dieting May Allow You More!

How many times have you eyeballed the amount of food you think should be on your plate when dieting?  However, you may be cheating yourself and not getting enough nutrition.  Measure those portions and you may be eating more food, allowing yourself to stay on track and avoid dropping off that diet.