Tuesday, June 18, 2019

6 Natural Ways To Boost Your Complexion During Winter

6 Natural Ways To Boost Your Complexion During Winter

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It’s winter time in the Northern Hemisphere, which in many places means that it’s cold outside and dry inside due to heating, both leading to skin dehydration. Many people also take long hot showers to warm up from the cold outside, which dehydrates the skin because of osmosis and the removal of skin oils that keep your skin healthy. As you can tell, winter is not the best time for our skin. Luckily however, there are some natural cures for dry skin that can help keep your skin smooth and beautiful throughout the winter. Let’s have a look at how you can keep you skin glowing this winter using natural remedies.

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Drink Ample Water

Skin hydration starts from inside your body. If you don’t consume enough water, your skin will more easily suffer from dehydration. While you might not feel as thirsty as on a hot summer day, your body still needs a lot of water (1.5 to 2 liters) to stay hydrated during winter.

Eat Fatty Foods Containing Omega-3

When we say eat fatty foods, we don’t mean you should rush off to McDonald’s. You want to consume a lot of omega-3 fatty acids because these are very healthy for your skin and body. Foods that include high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids include sardines, flax seeds, grass-fed beef, wild rice, walnuts and different types of fish. Make sure to add some of these foods to your diet during winter time.

Eat Healthy

Besides adding more omega-3 fatty acids to your diet, you should try to maintain an overall healthy diet. Eat lots of fresh vegetables and fruits and avoid any foods that contain a lot of sugars and refined grains.

Moisturize With Coconut Oil

Coconut oil works great as a natural moisturizer for many people. Just apply some coconut oil to any dry spots you have on your skin a few times a day. Be careful if you want to apply it to your face however, because it might make you break out if you are prone to acne. Other oils such as olive oil and avocado oil are also great for your skin when applied topically.

Get Some Exercise

Getting regular exercise has numerous health benefits, including improving your complexion. Consider going for a run or to the gym during your lunch break, or walk to work instead of driving to get some daily exercise.

Take Shorter Showers

As mentioned before, long hot showers make your skin dry out, so try to keep your showers short and don’t turn up the heat too much. We know this might be tough, especially if you’ve been out in the cold, but this will help your skin look so much better.

There you go, some all natural ways to keep your skin in good shape throughout the winter. If you are suffering from more serious skin problems, or these natural remedies don’t solve your dry skin problem, you might want to see a dermatologist for professional advice on how to deal with your dry skin.

Zane Schwarzlose is a writer at A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe, a Sugar Land dental office. Zane thinks his skin gets way too dry in the winter.



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Enjoy the Fruits of Your Labour

Enjoy the Fruits of Your Labour

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Gardening produces fresh fruits and vegetables which are beneficial to your health and well-being not to mention how much more tasteful they are than what you can buy in the shops.  Sitting back and enjoying an apple or plum can add to your quality of life as you reap the harvest of your labour.  Watching fruit grow and mature into ripe morsels of delight adds to the pleasure that you’ll get from your hobby of gardening.  Let’s look at some of the benefits of planting fruit trees on your property.

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  1. You can enjoy the benefits of having a variety of fresh fruits to add to each of your meals.  There’s something special about an apple that you grow yourself; it’s also an excellent way to help your children and grandchildren observe the cycle of life.
  2. Your fruit may not be as attractive as what is available at the market but the flavour will be fresh, crisp, and delightful.  Fresh fruit is packed with vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants that prevent diseases and keep you feeling your best.  Remember the old adage, an apple a day keeps the doctor away?  That is certainly true when you can walk right out into your garden and pick one from your own tree.
  3. You’ll enjoy the beauty of the blossoms in spring when you’re ready for a new beginning.  Many fruit trees have blooms that fill the air with aromas that are breath-taking; this is only the beginning of the wonderful fruit that is yet to come.
  4. Fruit trees also provide plenty of shade for you to enjoy on warm days; you can play with your children and grandchildren, plan picnics, and encourage them to let their imaginations develop.  Being in an orchard does a great deal to add to the quality time that you spend with your family.
  5. You’ll be getting an added return on the investment that you initially made in your property.  By canning and freezing the fresh fruit from your orchard, you can save money and have delicious dishes year round that are made from the fruits of your labour.
  6. If you add a fruit tree collection to your garden, you’ll be helping to relieve the stress that you feel; gardening is an excellent way to reduce stress, to focus on positive things, and to enjoy the beauty of nature around you.  Just being outside, working with the soil, and watching your trees mature into fruit-bearing plants will provide you with hours of personal satisfaction and peace of mind.

With a healthy diet of fresh fruit, stress relief from working outside in your garden, and enjoying the trees at every stage of their development, the benefits that you get from having fruit trees in your garden will be plentiful.  You can share your bounty with friends, neighbours, and colleagues and put away a good supply for the cold months when a fresh apple pie will be the perfect ending to your meal.

From adding beauty to your landscape to enhancing the meals that arrive on your table, fresh fruit from your own garden will be a delightful experience.



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Health Benefits Of Indoor Water Fountains

Health Benefits Of Indoor Water Fountains

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It is not always that you hear indoor water fountains come with a lot of health benefits. In most cases while growing up, lots of us always paid attention to the sounds the different types of water made. From the falling rain to the streams by the cabin in the forest, lots of people are always exploring the woods to sit by the calmness that small waterfalls and streams provide. However, after many years of wandering in the academic jungle, a family and expenses of life demand a job and the daily grind of a busy life makes us forget what we always had in mind. However, as a result of watching the way the water swirls and moves, many have become very mesmerized by the huge number of indoor water fountains. Apart from adding some interesting appeal to the already available décor, they give the kind of natural mood a waterfall in the jungle provides.

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Deeper Scientific Role

Clearly, it is obvious most of the artful water fountains serve deeper scientific roles beneficial to many people, rather than just offering very interesting accented pieces fit for any room. Apart from adding that important component helping all of us to remain relaxed at the same time creating the popular white noise helping in blocking lots of background noise annoying in most homes, lots of scientific research done is now revealing a lot.

 Heightened Creativity And Reduced Stress

Through listening to trickling water sounds while watching water movements has been found to heighten the level of creativity, reducing stress patterns while at the same time accelerating the natural process of healing. It is something you instinctively feel the sounds give out and it is plain wonderful for the human soul. The question is essentially what is happening to give these crucial benefits to the spirit, mind and body, the interplay of shadow and light plus harmonious acoustics in the reflection of the waters affecting us in a way that is very healthy.

Air Quality In Fountain Therapy

It is very clear as water runs the air quality is enhanced. You might have noticed after a heavy downpour or rain storm, the air is always sparkling new and clean, something indoor water fountains try to duplicate in a small way. These water fountain benefits of the home are now called by people fountain therapies.

Negative Ions

You might have realized the air is electrically charged with negative and positive ions that are microscopic and undetectable by the naked eye. Most of the appliances in your home emit positive ions, such as TVs, PCs, refrigerators and microwaves. Lots of individuals are not aware that through the intake of positive ions there is a reduction of their health and decrease of energy. These negative ions come from water that is constantly immobile, such as waterfalls, beaches, streams and in a home, the indoor water fountain that replicates this. During the splashing of water in a fountain, rupturing of water molecules takes place with a natural emission of negative ions into the air, essentially the result of water turbulence.

These negative ions are natural purifiers of the air, such as airborne toxins and viruses and bacteria. In fact, most air cleaners cannot beat a sizeable indoor water fountain in air purification.

Author Bio

Jenni is an Interior Designer and a passionate blogger who writes articles on home improvement and gardening tips. She recently read this article on benefits of water fountains and and how water fountains cleans the air indoor and she was fascinated to read the facts.



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10 Amazing Natural Wonders That Will Blow Your Mind

10 Amazing Natural Wonders That Will Blow Your Mind

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Whether you believe in God, the Big Bang theory, or some other idea you cannot deny the fact that the world in which we live in is mind-blowingly overwhelming. We live upon a canvas of picturesque beauty and admirable wonders; an exhibition of ancient artwork and glamorous spectacles. Raging waterfalls crashing down onto rocks, snow-capped majestic mountains standing tall and proud and even a morning sunrise that casts it’s heart-warming rays upon the landscape. Of course, to experience these fully it would be best to get some hands-on experience, but for those of you who don’t fancy taking a trip into Brazil to see the Iguassu falls or waking up at the crack of dawn to catch a fleeting glimpse of the morning sun, here is a breakdown of just ten amazing natural wonders to blow your mind:

The Northern Lights
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The Great Barrier Reef

This marvellous happening of beauty is also often called “Aurora Borealis” named after the Roman Goddess of dawn (Aurora) and the Greek word for the north wind (Boreas). This spectacle can only be viewed in the North Sky of the Northern Hemisphere, most often during March through to April and September through to October. Often appearing as a green glow (although sometimes faint red) a lot of people wish to see this “piece of art in the sky”.

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Admired among many, off the coast of north-east Australia in the Coral Sea lays this behemoth of vibrantly coloured fish and a forest of extraordinary reef. This is the world’s largest reef that stretches out over an area of 344,400 square kilometres which is home to a wide range of tropical fish, built by billions of organisms. People often scuba dive off of boats just to look upon this beautiful piece of sea landscape.

A Simple Sunrise

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Most people believe that you must travel far and wide to experience the full splendours of this Earth but in actual fact they can be found anywhere. Most people can take solace in waking up early, sitting on a nearby hill and watching the morning sun rise behind the landscape with it’s shine blaring across the skies, puncturing the clouds and blasting it’s way across the land. Sunrises look very effective on lakes and beaches.

Machu Picchu

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Lost in the mountainside, this remote secret village was discovered a hundred years ago by an American Historian named Hiram Bingham and only recently it was made one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Built with brick (and with some excellent places to climb on) this town is now populated by Llamas and tourists who flock to Peru just to witness and be a part of this unique culture. Machu Picchu was constructed around 1460 at the height of the Inca empire but it was abandoned 100 years later until urban tourists can and invaded this natural landscape.

A Smile

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A very meaningful natural wonder. A single smile can lift someone’s mood and bring out the best in people. If you’re feeling down and blue, a quick smile can help to cheer you up, especially if it’s from a friend or someone who you care about a lot. Isn’t it amazing? How a little effort can do so much; sure, it might not be something that you remember for the rest of your life, but it shows compassion and care and can make you feel special.

A Snowflake

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‘The [Creator] scratched his nose again. “You soon run out of ideas for snowflakes, for example.”’ – Eric by Terry Pratchett.

That’s the thing about snowflakes; they’re so intricate and unique. A sparkling miniscule sculpture of pure intricacy and beauty. Never will you see two that are exactly the same as they glide elegantly down from the winter sky. True beauty can be found right outside your doorstep.

Iguassu Falls

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Niagara Falls has nothing on this. Iguassu (Commonly spelt “Iguazu or “Iguaçu”) Falls are situated on the border between Brazil and Argentina, where the frothy waters fall over the edge of the rocky landscape in this forest filled area. Legend says that a God was planning on marrying a beautiful aborigine by the name of Naipi, but she fled with her lover Tarobá in a canoe. In a fit of rage the God sliced the river to create the waterfalls and consequently condemning the lovers to an eternal fall.

The Grand Canyon

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The Grand Canyon, a steep-sided gorge that was carved by the Colorado River in the state of Arizona. The canyon is 277 miles long, ranging in width from 4 and 18 miles and has stood for 17 million years. Native Americans built settlements within the canyon and its many caves and the “Pueblo” people considered it to be a holy site, making pilgrimages to it. The first European (known) to have viewed it was García López de Cárdenas from Spain.

A Rainbow

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A Rainbow actually has no physical form, but is a very attractive visual illusion created by our eye viewing the light being bent through raindrops, and it most commonly seen when it is rainy and sunny, or near waterfalls. Also, because it has no physical shape there is no end to it, and therefore, no pot of the gold at the end. Just thought I’d clear that up. Whenever a rainbow is in the sky, people often point it out, and appreciate it’s beauty as it shows the entire spectrum of white light from red to violet.

The Amazon Rainforest

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The Amazon Rainforest is located in the Amazon Basin of South America (the area is also known as Amazonia) and is a moist broadleaf forest that takes up 5.5 million square kilometres and spread out throughout nine different nations. This rainforest is so big that it represents over half of the planet’s remaining tropical rainforest in the entire world, and so beautifulwith it’s luscious green leaves and it’s wild habitat.


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