Archive for December, 2011

Tips for Dry Hair

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Feel free to shampoo dry hair as often as necessary. Use a gentle conditioning product. If it is protein-rich, it should be gentle and nourishing for your hair. A variety of these products is available in most stores.

Condition your hair after every shampoo. Use a product with ingredients to strengthen dry, fragile hair. If it has protein and conditioners, it should leave your hair with a youthfully glossy shine.

If your hair and skin are extremely dry, buy a humidifier for your bedroom and always use it in cold weather. It will protect your hair and skin from the drying effects of indoor heat. The reason most British women have beautiful hair and youthful skin is that the mists and fogs of the British Isles provide the natural moisture they need to avoid dryness.

Twice a week rub olive or castor oil into your scalp at bedtime. Wear a plastic cap to avoid getting oil on your pillowcase while you sleep. Shampoo it out the next morning.

Tips for Oily Hair

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

If your hair is oily, fight the excessive oil and bacteria that contribute to dandruff, scalp infections and skin breakouts by keeping your hair and scalp as clean as possible.

Shampoo as often as necessary. If you read the labels, you’ll see that the acid-alkialine balance is generally expressed in pH scale of 0 to 14. On this scale, 7 represents a neutral balance of acid and alkaline. As the numbers get lower, they reflect increasing acidity. As they go higher (from 7 to 14), they show increasing alkalinity.

Always use warm water. Too much heat will quickly activate scalp oil and will worsen an oily condition.

Avoid overbrushing. Overbrushing stimulates the scalp and can intensify the problem of oiliness. You still have to brush your hair, but keep it to a minimum around scalp areas.

For a big boost, try a shampoo that contain fruits such as kiwi, lemons or pears. Fruit acids clean off the oil and debris that weigh hair down.

Weight Loss In 10 Days, HURRY

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

1. Set Your Goal

First, think about what you want to accomplish. Recognize that realistically in 10 days, with effort, you can expect to lose between one and five pounds, most of which will be water weight.

Next, do you want all-over weight loss or are you mainly focused on one body part, such as your hips? If you are simply trying to fit into those snug jeans, find exercises that address your trouble spot. There are many exercise videos that offer and deliver significant results in 10 days. Work out to some of the popular workout videos on the market, such as those by The Firm, Jillian Michaels (of T.V.’s “Biggest Loser”) and Callanetics. While your weight may not change right off the bat, a little toning can make your tighter clothes fit much better.

2. Exercise More

If you don’t exercise, start with a 30-minute brisk walk. (You can break it down into three 10-minute walks if you must.) If you already exercise, do more. For example, if you walk for 30 minutes, go for an hour. Consider adding another type of exercise. If you already walk, add an exercise video or swimming to the mix. The variety will boost your metabolism so you’ll lose weight quicker.

3. Eat Sparingly

Say no to all between-meal snacks. When temptation strikes, drink a glass of water instead. At meal times, limit yourself to one helping and avoid added fats, sugar and salt as much as possible. Eat slowly to savor each bite and to allow your body to register that it is satisfied.

Note: If you are a diabetic or have other special dietary needs, consult your doctor or nutritionist before changing your diet plan.

4. Distract Yourself

Find ways to break your bad habits. If you always grab a cookie when you walk in the door, tackle a household chore instead. If you feel you must have something in your mouth, pop in a mint or even a lollipop. Play solitaire while you’re watching T.V. so you won’t be tempted to grab the chips.

5. Keep Junk Food Out

If the chips, cookies and soda are not in the house, you won’t be tempted to eat them. When grocery shopping, stay away from the junk food aisles and the bakery.

6. Drink Water

What we think of as hunger pangs may actually be the first signs of dehydration, according to health and fitness expert Bob Greene. Drink at least eight 8 oz. glasses of water daily to stave off hunger and to flush fat from your body. If you feel hungry, try drinking a glass of water and then wait 20 minutes or so. If you still feel hungry, eat some whole grain bread, lean protein or veggies (such as broccoli or carrots).

How can I make my lipstick last

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

The trick to making your lipstick last is layering creamy and dry textures. To get long wear, you want to create a surface for lip color to adhere to. Start by filling the entire lip using a neutral lip pencil and then apply your favorite lipstick over it. When lipstick begins to fade, you’ll be left with a pretty stain on lips. It’s also good to prep your lips before applying any lipstick. A lip balm gives lips moisture and actually helps lipstick go on smoother.

Cosmetics Tips for Enhancing Your Natural Beauty and Personality

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Spring
Warm, light, clear, pastel, gold. Use silky white in colour mixtures to make them more pastel-like. Add a little warm yellow to make them warmer.
Best colours for Spring types: coral, salmon pink, light turquoise, royal blue, ivory, gold and bronze.
Worst colours: dark green, dark brown, grey and black.

Summer
Grey colours, often ruddy, purple and blue. Grey colours can be created by starting with the ‘Winter’ colours and then adding a touch of light grey (light grey = white + a touch of black).
Best colours for Summer types: Silver is good for summer types.
Worst colours: Strong colours and earthy colours make summer types ‘disappear’.

Autumn
Warm, deep, intense, earthy, golden colours. Use a touch of silky black or dark brown to tone down colours. Mix with gold or orange-yellow to make colours warmer.
Best colours for Autumn types: bright yellow, warm orange, dark turquoise green, olive, copper, gold, bronze, orange-brown.
Worst colours: icy blue, blue-red, grey and silver.

Winter
Strong, clean, intense colours, silver, black, white, bright red tinged with blue, bright blue tinged with red.
Best colours for Winter types: Black, deep red, bright blue and silver, clear, icy pastel colours (mix with mother of pearl white).
Worst colours: earthy colours, olive green.

Different Conditions and Causes for Knee Pain

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

A lot of different conditions and diseases are associated with knee pain. Knee pain lasting for a short amount of time may simply be caused by overexertion. The following list describes the ten most common reasons for knee pain.

Arthritis: Arthritis is probably the most common association with knee pain. There are three types of arthritis: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, and septic. Osteoarthritis is joint degeneration. Rheumatoid is joint inflammation. Septic arthritis is caused by joint infection.

Bursitis: The bursae of the knee is a protective structure within the joint that protects from general friction. Bursitis is caused by inflammation. The inflammation of the bursae can be caused by larger existing issues such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout. Interestingly, bursitis was once known as “the house-maid’s knee,” because of the constant kneeling one did as a house maid to clean floors. Bursitis can simply be caused by an over-use of the joint in a particular movement—such as continued kneeling.

Cysts: Cysts are simply fluid-filled sacs. A cyst around the knee joint causes not only general knee pain, but can also be the central cause of swelling of the knee.
Fracture: Any kind of break or crack in the bones that make up the knee joint will cause knee pain. That means a crack or break in the patella, the tibia, or even anywhere in the thigh bone can cause pain within the knee.

Gout: Gout places an inordinate amount of uric acid within the blood. The uric acid is produced as a result of an internal bodily chemical process gone hay-wire. Besides joint pain in general, uric acid can leave deposits of a crystal like substance in and near joint areas. At it’s most benign, gout can cause rheumatoid arthritis. At it’s worse, gout can cause total joint destruction.

Ligament injury: Ligaments support the knee. Any injury or overuse to the knee ligaments can cause serious pain. This type of injury is most common with sports.

Loose bodies: Anything floating around the knee joint can cause pain. These loose bodies can be anything from ligament and/or cartilage fragments to crystal deposits caused by uric acid in the blood stream.

Meniscus related problems: At the top end of the tibia where it meats the thigh bone sits shock absorbers, much like what is found in a vehicle’s suspension system. Only this shock system is made up of cartilage and is called menisci. A meniscus related problem is another one of those sports associated injuries, though damage can be done to the menisci other than participating in sports. Damage happens normally as a tear. A meniscus tear can also happen due to old age too.

Osteonecrosis: Osteonecrosis is bone degeneration. Osteonecrosis can cause knee pain when the degeneration of the bone happens along the thigh bone or the tibia. The problem can not only lead to knee pain, degeneration of the particular bone in question, but can cause deformity. Osteonecrosis occurs when there is a decreased blood supply to the bone. The decreased supply can sometimes occur due to a fracture or break.

Colours for Lipstick, Rouge and Lip Pencils

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Spring - Silky white, gold, bronze, salmon pink/coral, copper, sienna red, yellow ochre, light orange, silky black

Summer - All the whites, pearly pink, violet, purple, bordeaux red, lilac, bright red, both blacks, silver

Autumn - Silky white, gold, bronze, copper red, sienna red, brown, yellow ochre, orange, silky black

Winter – All the whites, bordeaux red, purple, pearly pink, lilac blue, bright red, both blacks, silver

Colours for Eye-Shadow, Eye Liner and Eye-Pencils

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Spring - Silky white, sky blue, turquoise blue, turquoise green, pearly green, pigeon blue, gold, bronze, violet, silky black

Summer – All the whites, violet, lilac blue, duck egg blue, pearly green, sky blue, turquoise green, violet, silver, both blacks

Autumn – Silky white, bronze, copper, turquoise green, olive green, brown, gold, peacock blue, purple, silky black

Winter - All the whites, silver, pigeon blue, sky blue, purple, turquoise blue, peacock blue, violet, ultramarine blue, lilac blue, both blacks

Treatment for wrist fracture

Monday, December 26th, 2011

It is usually obvious to the patient following a fall once a fracture of the wrist has occurred, the wrist joint is usually very painful and swollen and it may of course be deformed. Immediate treatment consists of resting the painful part (for example in a sling). The use of something cold will help control swelling, ice or frozen peas are suitable but they should always be wrapped in something (e.g. a towel) and NEVER applied directly to the skin. This is because direct contact with ice may cause skin damage to occur.

Medical advice should be sought immediately and it is important to remember that the patient may require an anaesthetic for treatment of these fractures and it is therefore important to avoid food and drink until a Doctor or other Medical Practitioner has seen the injury so as to avoid a delay in treatment.

Almost always an X-ray (radiograph) of the wrist is required to make an accurate diagnosis of wrist fractures and to decide upon the correct treatment. Figure four shows the typical appearance of a wrist fracture (in this case a COLLES’ fracture). This X-ray shows that the radius has both bent and moved away from the palm. It is this movement (what Orthopaedic surgeons call angulation and displacement) which causes the dinner fork deformity.

There are three parts to the treatment of a fracture of this sort, firstly to reduce the fracture, that is to put the two parts of the fracture back to their original position. Once the fracture is reduced, it needs to be kept in the correct position until the bones have a chance to heal, this on average takes about six weeks. The third part of fracture treatment is to ensure that the soft tissues of the arm are kept mobile until the arm can get back to its original use.

There are many methods of treatment for fractures of the wrist and it is true to say that Orthopaedic surgeons are undecided as which method of treatment is best. The particular method of treatment will depend both upon the preference and experience of the surgeon and will also depend upon the nature of the fracture. Most surgeons will use a variety of methods to treat fractures of the wrist. It is also worth saying that traditionally treatment of these fractures has been guided by the statement of COLLES in his original paper who said that people with these fractures do well even if the fracture isn’t reduced. This has meant that these fractures have tended to be under treated in the past although most Orthopaedic surgeons now realise that treatment of these fractures is important if later problems are to be avoided.

Cosmetics advice and makeup tips at your home

Monday, December 26th, 2011

The world of beauty is a mad, funny, seductive world. Mis guided in some ways, misleading in others, it’s also a source of great pleasure to great many women.

Good skin care-along with a healthy diet and exercise-is basic to beauty. so at least once, treat yourself to professional consolation and a facial, just to learn the ropes, along with some guidelines about best cosmetics and caring for your skin.

We all have our own unique beauty that is natural to every woman. The way we feel about ourselves shines through to the outer image that we project.

Best Cosmetics products are created to enhance our own best natural beauty, and not hide it. Because every woman is different, beauty products can in a wide range of colors and applications.

It’s not about staying young forever & it’s about looking and feeling your best. We can nurture our own beauty through a variety of best beauty products. Best beauty products and best cosmetics to get you started a best makeup. If you take care of your skin, your complexion will take care of itself.

Basic fitness and health tips

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Quit Smoking : Smoking is very harmful to your health.

Avoid the obvious such as fried foods, burgers and other fatty meats (i.e. pork, bacon, ham, salami, ribs and sausage). Dairy products such as cheese, cottage cheese, milk and cream should be eaten in low fat versions. Nuts and sandwich meats, mayonnaise, margarine, butter and sauces should be eaten in limited amounts.

Drinking 8 glasses of water a day is important to your health, your normal diet and to help lose weight. Water is necessary for the metabolism of your stored fat. Weight loss cannot occur without an active metabolism which requires large quantities of water. Another way to use water to lose weight is to drink a large glass of ice water just before meals. The cold causes your stomach to shrink slightly which will make you feel full faster.

Eat small meals slowly & often. Graze healthily.
Aerobic, swimming, cycling, walking and jumping are all considered aerobic activities. These should be performed daily atleast for 20 to 30 mintues.

You can walk almost anywhere at almost any time. It’s one of the easiest ways to be physically active. Find out how to start your walking program, what benefits you’ll get from walking and how to warm up correctly before you hit the road.

Crash dieting, over exercising and fasting will slow down your metabolism.
Avoid eye strain by looking away from the screen and focus on something in the distance, then focus on something close to you, do this now and whilst at work. Good excuse if you get caught looking at somebody, just tell him or her you’re preventing eyestrain.

To lose weight quickly, never skip a meal. Your first meal after waking starts your metabolism. Your metabolism then speeds up for about eight hours and then starts slowing down until you go to sleep when it goes to low until you wake and eat and start the cycle again. Skip breakfast and your metabolism doesn’t get started until lunch time. You’ve just missed three or four hours of fat burning time. When you skip meals during the day, your metabolism also slows down. Weight loss through the burning of stored fat is all about eating enough of the right kinds of foods so you stay full and your metabolism stays as high as possible.

Fashion Tips Buy Clothes to suit Your Shape

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Layout your clothes before putting them on and check the proportions. Juggle jackets, scarves & belts to re-arrange the clothes to get the look you want.

Thinner fabrics are more slimming.
Tops and bottoms of one color will make you look thinner.
Wear clothes that fit.
Wearing too large clothes will exaggerate your figure not hide it.
Avoid belts unless you have a slim waist.
Use accessories carefully.

You can make your wardrobe impressive with mix and match jewelry.

Shoes depend less on you body shape than you height. Do not buy clothes on impulse. Plan before you buy a blouse or pants. Be somewhat scientific about shopping, consider your body type, and colors.

Think in terms of outfits when you shop, and be practical. When you buy a new dress, be sure you have shoes and other accessories to go with it. Maybe a jacket or scarf to wear over it to give it a different look.

Clothes Styles and Body Shapes High collars shortens necks.

Tight tops with short sleeves and breast pocket is detracting from your figure. Shoes with straps shortens your legs. The torso can be shortened or narrowed with seam lines, belts, bows, and collars.
A short necklace can shorten your neck.
A scarf or belt that hangs down toward the legs will make the legs appear longer. Knitted texture, lace, floras, prints, and plaids can assist in creating an illusion.
Thicker vertical lines in plaids lengthens and slims.
Wear a larger print where you want people to look and smaller print where you do not want them to look.
An all over print can camouflage figure problems, but prints here and there can create a fuller you.
Prints around the neck and over the shoulder can make your shoulders appear wider. Just wear prints near the parts of your figure’s assets, because they are usually more eye catching than a solid color.
When buying pants be sure they fit well. Defects are emphasized in a pair of pants that may go unnoticed in a skirt.
Petite women.

Sighs, Symptoms and remedies for food poisoning

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Signs and Symptoms for food poisoning

The typical signs of food poisoning are nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, head or muscle aches, and fever. Specific bacteria may cause these signs and symptoms:

Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum, or botulism): weakness, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, double vision, paralyzed eye nerves, difficulty speaking and swallowing, paralysis that spreads downward, respiratory failure, death

Salmonella spp., Shigella spp., and Campylobacter jejuni (C. jejuni): fever, chills, bloody diarrhea

Escherichia coli (E. coli): hemorrhagic colitis (diarrhea with very little stool and large amounts of blood), occurring up to 3 days after eating contaminated food

Mushroom poisoning: affects the liver, the neurological system (brain), or the gastrointestinal tract, including symptoms such as stomach upset, delirium (confusion), vision difficulties, heart muscle problems, kidney failure, death of liver tissue, and death if left untreated.

Prevention from ffod poisoning

These steps can help prevent food poisoning:

* Wash your hands and clean any dishes or utensils when you are making or serving food.

* Keep juices from meat, poultry, and seafood away from ready to eat foods.

* Cook foods to proper temperatures.

* Promptly refrigerate any food you will not be eating right away.

* If you take care of young children, wash your hands often and dispose of diapers carefully so that bacteria can’t spread to other surfaces or people.

* If you make canned food at home, make sure to follow proper canning techniques to prevent botulism.

* Don’t feed honey to children under 1 year of age.

* Don’t eat wild mushrooms.

* When traveling where contamination is more likely, eat only hot, freshly cooked food. Boil water before drinking. Don’t eat raw vegetables or unpeeled fruit.

* Always refrigerate fish.

* Don’t eat tropical fish caught during blooms of poison plankton.

* Eat pufferfish only in specially licensed restaurants with chefs trained to cook it.

* Don’t eat shellfish exposed to red tides.

Whiteheads and blackheads

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Whiteheads are clogged hair follicles that contain oil (sebum) and look white.

Blackheads are clogged hair follicles that contain both oil (sebum) and tightly packed skin cells. Although blackheads look black, they do not contain dirt.

Do not squeeze whiteheads or blackheads. Doing so can lead to infections, worse acne, and scars.

how to get rid of whiteheads and ways of removing whiteheads

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

A whitehead is a collection of sebum and keratin that plugs the opening of the pilosebaceous unit (skin pore) and imbeds itself in the follicular canal under the skin so that it looks like a raised, white bump. It is also often called as a closed comedone.

What’s the cause of whiteheads? Understanding the difference between blackheads and whiteheads
Like blackheads, these are caused by accumulation of hardened sebum or oils, in the pores of the skin. The difference is that in areas where the skin is fine and delicate, the clogged grease is not exposed to air. Oxidization does not take place and does not darken the tips as on case of blackheads. The whiteheads appear in the form of tiny, pearly, white raised spots. They are common on the area just above the cheekbone, nose, or where the skin is fine.

Removing Whiteheads

1. Exfoliate the whitehead prone area 3-4 times a week using facial exfoliators and scrubs. Here is a good SCRUB for you to help you to get rid of whiteheads

. Use creams containing AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Fruit acids) like glyco-creams that will clear away any dead skin cells, and helps in unclogging the pores to remove whiteheads.

Dealing with Whiteheads – A word of caution
Never remove a whitehead forcibly; because in case of whiteheads the pore is not open. Forcibly removing a whitehead can damage the skin tissue and spread infection

More tips on whiteheads

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

1. Drink lots of water and fresh juices.

2. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables.

3. First thing in the morning – Have a glass of warm water with the juice of lemon. It helps in detoxifying the body.

Blackheads removal

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Blackheads removal is usually a two step process:-

1. Opening the pores and loosen blackheads.
2. Blackheads extraction.

Here are ways to loosen the blackheads:

1. Steaming the Pores

Steaming can be done as often as twice a week but for no longer than 10 minutes at a time. This is a great way to clean out pores and loosen blackheads.

2. Combine 1/4 cup boiling water with one teaspoon of Epsom salt and three drops of iodine.
Let mixture cool until it’s comfortable to the touch.

Saturate a cotton ball with this mixture and dab on blackheads.
This will allow them to loosen so they can be easily squeezed with a gauze pad.

3. Combine equal parts baking soda and water in your hand and rub gently on your skin for 2 to 3 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Effective methods for removing Blackheads

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

1. Use an oatmeal or almond mask throughly to cleanse your face. Mix either oatmeal or almond powder with enough rose water to make a soft paste that spreads easily on the skin. Rub it on your skin with your fingertips, paying special attention the problem areas. Leave to dry for about 15 minutes and then rinse off with cold water.

2. Apply undiluted lemon juice, two to three times a day, on the affected areas.

3. A solution made out of one and a half cups of hot water and half a tablespoon of boric powder is an ideal concoction for blackheads, Saturate a face napkin in this hot solution and press on to the skin, repeat twice. Extract blackheads carefully with a blackhead remover and sterilized cottonwool. Pat on an astrigent.

4. Warm a little honey and apply on the trouble spots. Wash off after 10-15 minutes.

Home Remedies For Hair Fall And Hair Care

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Tips To Fight With Dandruff

* Massage the Scalp with pure coconut oil. This will help for growth of hair.

* Apply coconut oil which has been boiled with small onions. Wash it off with a mixture of green gram powder and water drained from cooked (boiled) rice.

* Apply a mixture of almond oil and gooseberry juice with finger tips on the scalp.

* Apply the warm mixture of olive oil, lemon juice and coconut oil. Do a steam -towel- wrap for 15 minutes and wash the hair with a shampoo.

* Apply a paste of fenugreek and curd to the scalp.

* Mix Shikakai powder with the water drained from the cooked rice and wash the hair with it.

* Heat the oil with a little camphor. Apply the oil in the scalp and massage for 10 minutes. After 30 minutes wash the hair with a herbal shampoo. Do the
steam -towel- wrap for 15 minutes.

* Crush the leaves of five petal hibiscus flower and take the juice. Wash the hair with this juice.

Tips For Healthy hair

* It is better to apply castor oil for a healthy growth of hair.

* Soak a handful of gooseberry in a cup of milk for two hours. Make it as a paste and apply in the hair.

* Apply the mixture of an egg white, 2 spoon of castor oil, 1 spoon glycerin, in the scalp and hair. Wash it after some time.

* Massage hair with warm coconut oil an hour before washing. Let it soak. Cover your head with a hot towel and wash your hair after an hour or so.

* Boil a few hibiscus flowers in coconut oil. Filter and use this hair oil to control hair loss and thinning.

* Do a ‘steam-towel-wrap’ once in a while, if your cuticles are damaged, as this steaming opens out the pores and absorbs the oil.

* Deep condition with curd, beer and egg.

* Mix a little vinegar in warm water and rinse your hair with this solution. This will add bounce to dull and lifeless hair.

* Boil coconut oil with the juices of curry leaves, basil, hibiscus flower and gooseberry. Apply on hair, keep it for sometime and rinse.

* Egg white and curd is a good conditioner for hair.

*Take a cup of coconut and mustard oils. Soak half a cup of curry leaves in the oil mixture and keep it for a night. Next morning, heat on a slow fire till the curry leaves turn crisp. Remove from heat and add two to three camphor balls. Allow oil to cool and then strain. Apply oil to hair roots using cotton wool along the parting and massage in circular movements. Leave the oil overnight and shampoo the next morning. Repeat twice a week.

* Add a lemon peel to a ‘shikakai’ and ‘amla’ mixture while washing your hair.