Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sleep Is The Best Way To Beauty

You do not need any Botox session or any luxurious cream to give you that relaxed and refreshed look when all you have to do is get a sufficient amount of sleep. At least this is what Science tells us that getting 8 hours of sleep will definitely make you more attractive – but still most of us disregard this.

A recent study was made by the Karolinska Institute saying that in their particular study, the participants who did not drink alcohol and did not smoke at least 48 hours prior to getting sleep for eight hours for a night looked well when they woke up. This is as compared to those who did not get eight hours of sleep.

To view the complete difference, the two sets of participants were taken photographs without any make up on and it proved that the ones who are sleep deprived are not just less attractive but also not as healthy.

During these fast paced days, one of the most effective ways to get into a good sleeping habit is by sticking to a routine. Nothing else can be better to give your brain some calmness before you hit the sack.

If you want to work a lot and be more effective, you must also get to sleep a lot whenever there is a chance. Or better yet, make time for sleep.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Get Those Popeye Muscles With Some Real Spinach

A new study from Sweden says that spinach is really the one that gave the famous Popeye The Sailor Man all the big muscles. Spinach is considered a superfood that is an ideal source of inorganic nitrate that when taken can also help in powering up our cells.

Its effect can be so potent that you can feel it working in just three days. However, the researchers still do not recommend taking supplements that have the inorganic nitrate component. They advise instead for people to eat about a plate of spinach or a couple of red beets. If you would include a sufficient amount of such fruits and vegetables in your daily diet, then you can be sure to be a lot healthier. However, there are also some studies that reveal how the use of strong mouthwashes can reduce the level of nitrate. Hence, it would not hurt to steer away from those very powerful mouthwash products since they only just sting your mouth.

So if you want to build those muscles, you have got to give some love for spinach.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Moisturize Your Skin During These Cold Days

Whenever the cold breeze is on, you can be sure that skin dryness would be also on a high. When the humidity is low, it can really be such an antagonist for your skin that you suddenly feel your skin withering in dryness that you find bits and pieces of skin sometimes even tearing off from your face. According to experts, it is normal for people’s skin to get totally dry during the winter season and the rest of the cold months.

But there are some easy things you can do to take care of your skin during this time of the year.

· If you have enough budget for your skin regimen, then invest on a skin humidifier.

· Make sure that your moisturizer is oil based – if possible the ingredients should be 80% oil and about 20% water.

· You have to stay warm and prepare luke warm water for bathing. Make sure that it is not overly hot.

· Get more oil massages to build up layer of oils to prevent moisture from getting out of your body. This can also help make you feel relaxed after a long day at work.

· Apply some petroleum jelly on your face and other spots of your body that tend to dry up fast. Make this a habit before you take a bath – this is my personal beauty regimen!

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