Sunday, December 30, 2007

Using A Sauna For Detoxification

Using A Sauna For Detoxification 
by Mike H

Why is there a need to detoxify human body with a sauna? Well maybe we could start answering that through saying that our body, itself, has a unique detoxification process that could not be copied even by modern technologies. Nonetheless, our present medical solutions for helping in the maintenance of our body could be compensated by various advancements such as more comprehensive solutions through sauna detoxification.

So why exactly do we need detoxification using sauna?

Toxins and other contaminants abound in our daily life. Toxins could be gathered from practically everything, from the types of food we eat to the components we use normally like shampoos, soaps and beauty products. This just emphasizes the evident need for detoxification.

Because our bodies were not intended to accommodate these toxins, it has to expel them to some degree. However, sometimes our body systems seem not to function perfectly. Thus, you must reinforce its capacity through speeding up the cleaning process.

There are various ways of detoxifying our bodies and many seem to be very debatable. Sauna detoxification is among this hoard which continuously receive scrutiny on both the pros and cons of using it.

Sauna detoxification works by expelling the unnecessary toxins in the body through inducing heat. And unlike most processes, the sauna method projects the simplest and easiest way to undergo detoxification. Plus it offers the advantage of effective use in conjunction with other methods of detoxifying the body.

Even ancient people have recognized the value of heating the body for the removal of certain harmful elements. However, more prominent during the early periods is the knowledge that sauna for detoxification promotes better health and healing. But the importance given to the advantages of using sauna for detoxification abounds even in other distant cultures through distant time periods. Romans for example are famous not only for the empire but also by their luxurious Roman saunas. Japanese people, on the other hand, were among the first people who have recognized the need to maintain a clean body by using heated water. Thus, it is obvious that the effectiveness of using sauna for health purposes abounds throughout history.

In the modern world, however, there are a lot of saunas for detoxification choices to choose from. There are options for a wide discrepancy of budgets too so it is impossible for someone not to satisfy his needs on detoxifying his body.

But using sauna for detoxification is treated as an alternative medical solution. While there is already a widespread acceptance on the use of alternative and complementary medical treatments, some people are still quite uninterested in using this branch of medicine.

However, this does not negate the fact that many have gained partial or complete healing that could not otherwise be obtained in using conventional types of treatments alone.However, it must be noted that using saunas for detoxification should not be done without prior knowledge of your expectations and the possibilities at hand. There are various diseases and disorders that might not react well to saunas, especially the innovative ones. Also, before you seek the intervention of saunas for your treatment, ensure to it that you know the very characteristics and components of the type of sauna you are opting for. Remember that safety must come first and your health must never be compromised only because you lack sufficient knowledge regarding the option you are considering.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Beauty Tips - Simple Facial Cleanser

Beauty Tips - Simple Facial Cleanser By: Franchis

If you are too busy to stop at the spa for essential skin care treatment, then try these facials at home to relax your mind and body. The process of cleansing, exfoliating, steaming, and hydrating can be done with some basic steps and ingredients.. Several forms of facial cleansers have been developed to deal with cleansing different skin types, and to avoid drying the skin as traditional bar soaps tended to do. Good face cleansers are items that clean and rinse your face and provide a different freshness to your face. Good face cleansers include mild and natural gels, lotions and creams that provide a soothing softness to your skin. It helps in gentle removal of dirt and debris, prevents oil secretion in the face, provides a calm and soothing sensation to the skin.

Eliminates surface bacteria, imparts new and fresh skin texture, and removes excess toxins from the skin. The facial cleansers are made of natural ingredients and provide no side effects. Evening cleaning is especially important as your face has had an entire day of abuse. The facial cleansers provide quick freshness and softness to your face. This means that you can notice the pleasant changes in your face within a few days after you use the cleansers. Face cleansers is ingredients glycerin ,caffeine, aloe vera and sucros ,olive fruit and safflower seed oils , linoleic acid and barley extract – a natural barrier repair complex. A natural facial skin cleanser formulated for Normal to Dry, Chamomile and Geranium with Glycerine and oils of Coconut, Almond and Shea Nut Butter to cleanse, soothe and hydrate the skin.

These cleansers are applied twice to thrice a day, and reduce freckles, blemishes, enhance the softness and glow of the face, reduce wrinkles and premature sagging of the skin. Botanical scrubs include ingredients such as apricot husks, while the astringents often include ingredients such as tea tree oil or green tea. These natural scrubs will gently remove dead skin and expose the fresh new layer of skin just waiting to reach the surface.

Organic Skin Care
Think of organic skin care as plastic surgery in a bottle, or canister depending on the product. Organic facial cleansers eliminates toxins through a exfoliation process using the pores.

Exfoliation is important because it keeps pores as an open window. See the pores are the exit route for the skin's toxins. Now if that exit is closed those stubborn toxins will just sit there until you decide to open the door. The end result? Clogged pores.

That's just one of the benefits of using an organic facial cleanser. In addition, following an organic skin care regime over time can get rid of wrinkles, breakouts and those double bags under your eyes, affectionately known as luggage. Organic skin care products, which consist of cosmetics, perfume and cleansers, are grown in locations with rich soil, and near lots of plants, flowers and oil, the kind of place you'd like to raise a family.

Useful Beauty Tips:
#Washing your face twice a day is a must in order to keep your skin clear.# Never use bar soaps to wash your face as they tend to dry out the skin.
# Don’t forget to exfoliate your skin once or twice a week with a mild exfoliator to remove the dead skin cells.
# It’s best to wash your face with lukewarm water rather than with hot or cold water.

By: Franchis

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

7 Free Beauty Tips: Face And Body

7 Free Beauty Tips: Face And Body 
by: Mike Jones

7 free beauty tips and guidelines that can make your face and body care so much easier:

1. To clean facial skin without doing damage, do not scrub. Rather, use a gentle, oil and fragrance free cleanser, preferably one that is pH balanced. For oily skin use a cleanser that contains benzoil peroxide or salicylic acid. Unless your skin is oily, avoid toner as this can dry out the skin.

2. Invest in a magnifying mirror to closely scrutinize your facial skin. It will then be easy to identify enlarged pores on the central parts of the cheeks as well as blackheads in the area of the nose.

3. Emergency treatment for puffy eyes: If you need to eliminate puffy eyes in a hurry, chill two teaspoons in the fridge, then place the hollow sides over closed eyes for a few minutes. Alternatively, take two chamomile tea bags that have cooled after being steeped in boiling water, and place them over the eyes for a few minutes.

4. Neck Area: While much time and attention is lavished on the face, the neck area needs as much care and consideration. Include the neck area in your skincare routine.

5. To get the day off to a healthy start, make a drink from boiling water and the juice of one lemon. Add some finely chopped ginger for further interest. Apart from being a good source of Vitamin C, this will cleanse the liver and get your metabolism going.

6. Home Made Salt Rub: Feel renewed by making your own salt rub with a mixture of coarse salt and gentle liquid soap. Using a loofah mitt, apply the mixture all over the body in the shower and rinse the suds thoroughly. Pat the body dry and then apply a body cream or oil to leave your body soft and smooth. (Do not use products containing alpha hydroxy acids to avoid irritating the skin)

7. Make foot care a part of your shower routine. Keep a pumice stone in the shower and smooth away any calluses which may start forming, dry skin on the heels or balls of the feet, or rough skin on the edge of the toes. Gentle, regular care will keep unsightly foot problems at bay.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Skin Toning - Information And Tips

Skin Toning - Information And Tips by Franchis
You should tone your skin for youthful and rejuvenated feel because due to age and other things like weather, pollution and other harmful things in atmosphere, the face and other body parts starts sagging and start showing wrinkles. Toners are used to clean the oil from the skin. They may cause skin feel tighter because of skin irritation. The skin is freshened by skin toning lotions. They help to increase the blood supply to the skin. Toning the skin helps remove any residual cleanser or make-up that may have been left behind. A toner also helps restore the natural pH level of the skin, leaves your skin clean, clear and ready to be hydrated.Some Great Tips for Skin Toning

Some Great Tips for Skin Toning

Despite claims to the contrary, fresheners, toners and astringents do not close pores. As a matter of fact, no cosmetic product can alter the actual size of the pores. What really happens afterusing these products is a mild irritation of the skin. This results in swelling of the skin and so the pores appear less prominent. For extra oily skins, use astringent lotion instead of a toner. Toning is important for both men and women as it is the protective step after gentle, but thorough cleansing of skin as it keeps pores clean, skin healthy and breathing and thus more receptive to ultimate in nourishing care that comes with moisturizing.

Rub with potato slices over the face and neck. Wash off 15 minutes later. Use this method for oily skin. Add a moisturizer if you have dry skin.

Moisten a cotton ball with toning lotion and put it on the chin, cheeks, and neck.

Use mineral water with rose water on dry skin. Avoid eyes and upper cheeks when applying.Toners must be alcohol-free as alcohol dries off skin. You can also make a natural skin toner at home. Tomato juice is a good skin toner. Cucumber toner is a refreshing toner for normal skins.You have to tone your skin for a youthful, rejuvenated feel.

Methods of toning

TONING THE skin is usually done using a skin tonic. There are two types of skin toners available in the market:
* Alcohol based astringents are commercially produced by a number of cosmetic companies
* Herbal skin tonics containing rose, honey or mint, also available in the market

.However, if your skin is extremely dry and shows tendencies for other more severe skin problems, toning could pose a threat. In this case, you may want to skip toning altogether, or at least, until such time as your skin has improved and you feel it’s safe to return it to your dry skin care program.

Alcohol-based astringents are usually recommended for oily skins. If there is a burning sensation, discontinue and switch over to a herbal skin toner.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Shopping Online For Clothing That Looks Great

Shopping Online For Clothing That Looks Great by Andrea Delia

If you're a curvy woman, chances are that you're disappointed by the offerings at your local retailers. The plus size section is small, hard to find, and full of boxy, unflattering clothes. Things are getting better, but it can still be pretty hard to find an outfit that makes you look great.

Specialty retailers are one place to start looking for clothes that fit and look good. Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug Plus, Torrid, and other stores offer clothes dedicated to plus size women. There's a wide variety of styles and types of clothing, so you can find what you're looking for, regardless of whether you're a teen or grandmother. However, not all cities are lucky enough to have even one specialty plus size store. This means that those of us who can't get to one turn to the Internet.

You can buy clothes from these specialty retailers online also. Some plus size stores are even run entirely online. While there are the limitations of budget and shipping time when shopping on the Internet, the great advantage is that we can see everything that is available. The downside is that there is no opportunity to try things on, so you must be careful when choosing something. You must be fairly confident when ordering, and make sure that you read the return policy carefully.

Most online retailers of plus size clothing do offer tools to try to help you make certain you have the clothes you want. Size charts are available for each kind of sizing, some have specialized fitting programs, or computer models configured to look like you. Also provided is information about how a brand of clothing fits - whether certain styles run large or small, for instance. Shoppers on plus size clothing sites may also find detailed instructions on how to take measurements so that a good fit can be guaranteed.

It's a fact that the style and fit of clothing differs from one store to another. So if you aren't finding clothing that is well suited to you, as well as becoming, see what merchandise other stores carry. In addition to physical retail locations, remember to consider specialty plus size Internet boutiques. With both of these options open to you, you've got a great chance to build a wardrobe where every piece both fits and flatters. You'll be amazed at how simple it is to find great outfits, both for formal occasions and casual daily outfits.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

4 Ways to Boost Your Natural Beauty

4 Ways to Boost Your Natural Beauty by Janet Franchis

Day Dream a Bit
You need to picture your new look. What specific improvements do you want to make- a slimmer body, healthier hair, clearer and softer skin? Imagine yourself in a few months, after a little effort has paid off and you look and feel wonderful. All these changes are realistic and attainable, but remember you are unique- acceptance is the pinnacle point you need to reach before you start to make changes.

Realize the Ruling Realms of Reflection
Confident women have an attractive aura of authority when it comes to their look that shines from within. Confidence in your looks comes from complete acceptance- make the most of what you have. How do you know what you have? The most effective way to recognise your assets is through reflection. Learn to like yourself, every little bit, even the scary bits. Discover and enjoy experimenting in front of the mirror as a way of lightening stress and enhancing morale. Vanity is a positive virtue, no matter what we have been taught to believe. Women who have low self esteem tend to avoid mirrors, but, mirrors can become a big ally. They can tell you how you're progressing, in those little ways that may not be noticeable to the casual eye.

Balance Becomes Beauty
Little pleasures allow you to feel special, go on, you're worth it! Balance the hard work with these little pleasures, respect what your body tells you. If it tells you to relax then relax, if it tells you to release then find a way to release. Each of us has a voice inside our head that will give us advice. It guides us in the right direction. The difficulty is that we often don't listen to this important information. The reason for this? We don't make or take time out to listen to our body. Plan some quiet time everyday to sit back and listen. Indulge your body and show it the respect it deserves- you will be rewarded. Bringing equilibrium to your life is essential to attain both physical and mental balance and the same applies with your beauty. It shouldn't be a chore. Rather than running around looking for beauty in pricey high street products, discover natural alternatives, that are kinder to your natural balance and you bank balance.

Share and Share alike
What people say, whether intentional or not, can alter our perceptions of how we feel about our self. People are inclined to be drawn to those who make them feel good about who they are and how they look- the kind of friend who will help them and share words of wisdom and knowledge selflessly. Once you have reached a place of inner balance, or have an epiphany, share your confidence with your friends. The more people you support and the more self esteem you create within your friends, the stronger that network of friends becomes- remember knowledge is power, spread the knowledge, spread the power!

Cosmetics and Beauty Products - Good For You Too

Cosmetics and Beauty Products - Good For You Too by A. Covington

First it was healthy food; then came a push for sustainable living. Now even clothes are organic. It only makes sense that the products you put on your body are good for you too.

From shampoo to lipstick and perfume to face creams, you can now live an entirely all-natural existence (won't you sleep better at night?)

Fragrance that does a body good
LAVANILA has introduced what they claim is "the World's Premier Healthy Fragrance." The concept is novel: instead of loading fragrances with harsh synthetic ingredients that dry and damage skin, they use healthy ingredients that nurture and condition the body with each spray. In a time when everyone's concerned about global warming (er, global climate change), and toxic chemicals, this product launch couldn't be any timelier.
LAVANILA's sensual vanilla blends are meant to "captivate the senses" but they also nurture the skin with a healthy dose of pure essential oils, 100 percent natural botanicals, and super antioxidant technology-so it's good for you and the environment (Al Gore would be proud).

Plant those smackers
When you think of corn you might picture neighborhood barbeques and roudy children with corn on the cob dribble running down their chins. You probably never thought about wearing it on your lips. CARGO invites you to change how you think about corn, an abundant renewable resource. PlantLove™ Botanical Lipstick is made entirely out of environmentally friendly corn.
The manufacturing process emits less greenhouse gases, which many scientists believe to be the major cause of "global warming". The outer carton is made of flower paper embedded with real flower seeds, so all you have to do is moisten, plant, and wait for a bouquet of wild flowers to grow! Now that's using the "whole animal" if you know what I mean. Even if you don't buy into the global warming theory, you'll love the smooth and silky texture, which is infused with Orchid Complex™ and meadowfoam seed oil, jojoba and shea butter. Plus, CARGO is donating $2 from the sale of every shade to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Five of the PlantLove lipsticks were designed by your favorite celebrities:
-Evangeline: Evangeline Lily
-Lindsay: Lindsay Lohan
-Maria: Maria Menounos
-Mariska: Mariska Hargitay
-Sarah: Sarah Chalke
Somebody CARES
Stella McCartney is well known for her stance on the environment and cruelty-free products (oh yeah, her dad's famous too), and now she's come out with her own line of certified organic skincare. CARE by Stella McCartney is a luxury line skincare treatments formulated with 100 percent organic active ingredients and zero percent petrochemicals or silicones. Examples of products include her Purifying Foaming Cleanser that not only washes away makeup and impurities, it's designed to leave your skin looking fresh, soft, and radiant through the organic extracts hawthorn and horsetail. Her Toning Floral Water the antioxidant green tea and linden blossom extracts to tone and soothe-and help enhance the action of the 5 Benefits Moisturizers. The Nourishing Elixir blends natural oils, and a mix of soybean, nigella sativa, and musk rose rich in omega 3 and essential fatty acids to help firm and revitalize the skin.

Lancôme turns eco-chic
L'oreal owned cosmetics giant Lancome has announced its eco-chic initiatives for 2007-initiatives that promise to help combat the damage done by the environment to humans and help prevent damage to the environment by humans.
One of the most exciting initiatives is the launch in June 2007 of Primordiale Cell Defense, which focuses on neutralizing 99 percent of the damaging free radicals caused by UV exposure, pollution, and temperature extremes. An integral part of the eco-chic program is a strategic partnership with Carbonfund.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about climate change. In the second half of 2007, the four Lancôme boutiques located in New York's Upper West Side; Short Hills, NJ; Dallas, TX; and Santa Clara, CA, will go Carbonfree.

The new herbal experience
Everybody remembers those annoying-slightly uncomfortable Herbal Essence commercials where the actor who uses the product enjoys it a little too much. When you use these new shampoos by Vogue International, you may be tempted to express your delight. Fortunately you'll be in the privacy of your shower, so feel free to let out a squeal of delight. The shampoos, appropriately called Organix, feature simply delicious scents like Soft & Silky Vanilla, which combines smoothing Tahitian vanilla bean oils with silk amino proteins to strengthen and seal the hair's cuticles. Nourishing Coconut Milk Anti-breaking Serum will keep fly-aways and split ends at bay, and make you smell good enough to eat (be warned, strangers may stand a little closer to you). All of the products in their five collections are sulfate free and contain active organic ingredients. See, you don't have to suffer in the name of saving the planet!

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