I am not a beauty expert, but I am frequently told that if want to have a really good skin you need to have enough sleep and drink a lot of water every day. Here are some cost saving beauty skin tips, especially during this economic downturn.
TIP #1 Keep Yourself Hydrated
Have a supply of water at your working desk or at place where you spend most of your time. Put some flavor in your water with a slice of lemon or Chinese tea. As you know water assists the body with it’s natural elimination process by flushing unwanted toxins out. Besides, drinking plenty of water will nourish our skin.
TIP#2 Hydrating mist around you
For as little money you pamper yourself at work with hydrating mist.
My secret weapon is the ultrasonic aromatherapy diffuser at my desk. I simply put some lavender essential oil in this aroma diffuser and let it run for 8 hours. It created a hydrating mist around you with essential oils. Keeps my skin soft, especially need in a dry office room.
TIP 3 – Stop Smoking
Tip 4 Nutrient-rich diet
I found that this desktop mineral lamp extremely easy to use. It’s lightweight and easy to carry away. I place it at my desk besides my computer. My arms are receiving infrared heating while I’m working at my computer. It feels great. I wonder whether this mineral can help relieve tendon.
This TDP Lamp is easy to carry away. I like the two hinge adjustment points. It makes it easy to aim on any part of my body while I’m working at my desk.
These lamps are also useful during the harsh winter seasons and for the elderly.
TDP Mineral Lamp for Tennis Elbow
TDP Lamp has proven itself to be effective in treating ailments such as joint pain, arthritis, back pain, injuries and some skin conditions like herpes and psoriasis etc.
TDP Lamp has been widely used in China to treat over many chronic conditions. Studies done in China show TDP lamps are effective for treatment of over 100 different ailments.
I mainly use the lamp for my tennis elbow. Recently, I’ve found the Queen university of Toronto is a doing a research about mineral lamp for tennis elbow.
A total of 116 patients will be randomized into two equal arms of 58 patients in each. Estimated Study Completion Date is October 2009
TDP Mineral lamp Emits Special Electromagnetic waves
The TDP Lamp features a plate coated with a proprietary mineral formation consisting of 33 elements. Upon activation of the built-in electric heating, the plate emits far infrared waves for human body’s maximum absorption. Better absorbed than near infrared energy.
This mineral plate emits a special band of electromagnetic waves in the infrared range of 2 to 25 microns in wavelength and 28 to 34 mw/sq.cm in intensity. It is particularly helpful in promoting microcirculation, relieving pain, and strengthening immune system.
During a recession times are tough, but not all gifts have to be expensive – just so long as it is from the heart. Here is a listing of the popular health products for 2009 that would make excellent Thanksgiving gift ideas. Give a gift from the heart; show you care by getting a Thanksgiving gift to promote good health.
In no particular order, popular Thanksgiving gift ideas below $100:
Aromatherapy Diffusers – Germs are in the air, and we are trapped inside with them as we shut doors and windows to conserve heat from winter frost. An aromatherapy diffuser can help purify the air with a light fragrance, and can be found at reasonable prices online, or at the nearest aromatherapy/health shop.
Soap & Lotion – An excellent Thanksgiving gift idea for anybody, whether they’re friend, family, or acquaintance. Buy one pre-packaged, or create a set at a low cost. Everyone needs moisturizing and cleaning products, especially during cold season when we need to promote cleanliness and health etiquette.
Body Massagers – There are many massagers out there that come in all different forms, and a lot can be found for under $100. Great for soothing and relaxing sore, tense muscles. Some of the new massagers these days now have an infrared setting, which radiates heat as you massage. Allowing for a deeper, more relaxing massage; not to mention, the heat also improves the flow of the circulation system and removal of body toxins.
Jarred Goodies – My favorite & money saving gift idea. Take your favorite recipe and jar the dry ingredients. Then, on a tag write what wet ingredients need to be added, and cooking procedures. Attach the tag to the jar with string. Make this Thanksgiving gift idea healthy by using a healthy recipe, or you can even just fill the jar with already made goodies.
Neck traction – A popular product of 2009, and a great Thanksgiving gift idea for under $100 for those who have neck problems. The safest alternative to all other neck-stretchers, as it is small and portable. Air is pumped into the neck traction, which then gently stretches the neck to the user’s choice of preference.
More about neck traction here.
There has been some confusion about this galvanic or ultrasound facial massager.
Yeah, they call it the facial massager, so many people would think this machine will “massage your face” like a vibrating massage machine.
Well, it does massage your face, but not like a vibrating massager.
Instead it’s using ultrasound waves and galvanic ion to treat the skin cells. Ultrasound waves penetrate deep into the skin to remove the wastes and dead skin cells.
Ultrasound waves is invisible for the human eyes. You don’t feel it, but it is working. So the ultrasound machine is exfoliating your skin.
As you’ve been following the news, Swine flu has affected many cities throughout the North America. People have reason to panic. However, instead of panicking it’s better to think calmly about the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from infection.
What is Swine Flu and how can you get it?
The Swine Flu virus (H1N1) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by what is known as type A influenza virus and causes outbreaks in pigs.
Swine flu CANNOT be spread by eating pork that is properly cooked, but the virus is primarily spread by human-to-human contact. Humans can pass H1N1 to another person by sneezing or coughing. It can also be passed indirectly by coming in contact with contaminated surfaces.
You might want to know what are the symptons of H1N1 so that you will know whether you are infected or not, so you can seek immediate treatment.
What are the symptoms of Swine Flu H5N1?
Symptoms of this swine flue include:
- Sore throat
- Body aches
Diarrhea and vomiting are also possible symptoms.
How to protect yourself from swine Flu?
It is absolutely essential that you wash your hands properly. Use a good amount of soap and warm water. As well, use paper towels to turn off the tap so that you don’t recontaminate you hands. Anti-bacterial soap is recommended.
If possible, try to buy N95 masks to prevent breathing in particulates that have been contaminated the virus. However, you must realize that N95 masks are not 100% effective as virus as often too small to be blocked from entering your longs.
Nevertheless, they can offer some protection if they are worn properly (eg. properly sealed). However, there is a highly effective ‘secret weapon’ that you can have at your home.
Secrets of Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils
The secret is the use of Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. As you might know, unlike drugs that are manufactured in precise batches, each batch of Essential Oils is unique. This is important because viruses and bacteria cannot figure out what they are up against (since their ‘enemy’ is always changing faces).
Therefore, viruses and bacteria cannot develop resistance to Essential Oils. You see, Essential Oils are derived from trees and other plants that use Essential Oils to protect themselves from attack.
The secret of using the plant’s ‘secret weapon’ to protect humans goes back centuries, when the “Black Death” (bubonic plague) that devastated much of Europe. A handful of thieves used this ‘secret’ to protect themselves from contracting the bubonic plague so that they could rob from those who were dying from the plague. It sounds pretty harsh of them but we do have to give them credit for being smart.
Instead of being like the selfish albeit, smart thieves, who didn’t share their secret, why not get some Essential Oils for yourself and your loved ones?
Effective Use of Essential Oils With Aromatherapy Diffuser
It should be noted however, that in order to diffuse the Essential Oils throughout your room, you would need what is called an aromatherapy diffuser.
A few days ago, I went to see a professional massage therapist because I was interested in receiving a Shiatsu massage and a Deep Tissue Massage. I get occasional lower back pain from playing sports so I wanted to see if a Shiatsu massage or a deep tissue massage would help.
At my first session, I chose a Shiatsu massage which is more or less an acupressure massage which involves applying medium pressure to specific acupuncture points or trigger points on my body. This type of massage feels quite comfortable because you don’t feel any pain during the massage. The massage therapist informs me that like most massages, I will need to have regular sessions of Shiatsu massage in order to get the ultimate benefits. The day after receiving this massage, I did not notice any difference.
The next day, I went back for a deep tissue massage which is recommended for body pain from sports or if you have tight tense muscles in general. During this massage, I definitely felt pain on my shoulders, back, and legs. Since my lower back was a bit painful before the massage, this type of massage was actually loosening the tense muscles in my lower back and I could feel an increase in blood circulation in my back. A deep tissue massage really feels like a workout even though I’m lying flat on my stomach with the therapist doing all the work.
The next day, my body felt a bit painful in areas where I did not have pain initially but my lower back was actually feeling better. For me, it seems like a deep tissue massage really helps to reduce pain from playing sports.
How to choose the right back massager for you?
How Can You Relieve Your School Stress?
The beginning of March is always a stressful time for university students. Exams, project deadlines, and readings can be daunting, not to mention working a part-time job on top of that. As a full-time student, rest and relaxation is the farthest thing from my mind.
So, how do I keep myself sane in light of all this? The scent of eucalyptus. That answer might be a surprise coming from a university student, but aromatherapy really does keep me calm while I’m dealing with the pressures of school.
How Does Aromatherapy Work?
Aromatherapy is the use of all- natural essential oils to relieve both physical and emotional stress. The aromas of these oils activate your sense of smell and affects the part of your brain that controls mood and emotions, leaving you relaxed and relieved.
Common oils used are lavender, jasmine, lemon, rose, sandalwood, and eucalyptus. I’ve found eucalyptus to be the most effective at relieving stress. It has a way of centering my mind as I find myself taking slower, calmer breaths.
What Are Different Aromatherapy Methods?
These scents can be applied to the body with body oils or diffused in the air through candles, burners, or other diffusers. I’ve found the ultrasonic aromatherapy diffuser to work best. Ultrasonic diffusers generate aroma mists through sonic waves, much safer than diffusers that rely on flames. It’s quiet and runs on a timer, so I can leave it on as I study and feel my stress go away!