5 Beauty Tips To Turn Back The Clock

5. Apply powder through a tissue

  • Heavy makeup and foundation can worsen the condition of your skin. Instead, it is better to use light mousses and transparent face powders. Alternatively, you can apply your usual powder through a tissue. The powder layer will be as light as if you aren’t wearing any at all.

4. Highlight correctly

  • A highlighter can mean a lot to us. It’s not necessary to contour your face completely — you can simply highlight your nose lines, cheeks, and the areas around your brows and lips.
  • A thick layer of blusher is not something you need. A slight touch of the brush or a little liquid blusher will be more than enough.

3. Ideal brows

  • You can get ideal brows by following 3 main rules: don’t make them too square, blend your brow pencil properly, and don’t make your arches too long.

2. Plumping your lips

To make your lips look stunning, you can plump them with the help of a toothbrush, sugar, cinnamon, and olive oil. Apply sugar to a toothbrush, then gently scrub your lips. After this, apply a mixture of cinnamon and olive oil.

1. Vaseline for your breasts

If you want to retain the shape of your breasts, rub Vaseline on them every night before going to bed. After 2 weeks, you’ll notice that the skin has become more elastic and moisturized and is generally firmer.

If you would like to look your best, be sure to try out our amazing anti-aging serums.

 

References

https://brightside.me/inspiration-girls-stuff/15-beauty-tips-to-turn-you-into-a-hollywood-star-373160/

3 Natural Remedies She Used To Help Her Pain

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If you’ve ever had chronic pain… in the neck, in the back, in the wrists, then you know how incredibly life ruining it can be.

Hi, my name is Sherri Simpson. I am a 48-year-old housewife and mother of three wonderful children. For the past 7 years I have been fighting joint pains. Mainly in my wrists and lower back. It all started after I was in a car accident back in 2010.

If you are anything like me, you probably want to avoid pain pills or perscription drugs at all costs. The last thing I need in my life is another addition. (LOL) So I started testing all the natural remedies I could find. From supplements to tree bark, I have tried it all. This post is my top natural 3 pain remedies. The first is…

Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color and unique flavor. It contains the compound curcumin, an antioxidant that helps protect the body from free radical molecules that can damage cells and tissue.

Turmeric can also be used for the treatment of many conditions, including:

Some people with OA also turn to turmeric as a natural pain reliever because it helps relieve inflammation.

Shop for turmeric supplements.

Among the most common home pain remedies is applying heat and ice directly to sites of pain. While this treatment may seem obvious, not everyone’s clear on exactly when to use ice versus heat.

Applying an ice pack to reduce swelling and inflammation shortly after you experience a strained muscle, tendon, or ligament may bring relief. Interestingly, once the inflammation has disappeared, heat may help reduce the stiffness that comes with sprains and strains.

cold pack used briefly on the head may also help take away the pain of a headache.

If your painful problem is arthritis, moist heat applied to the affected joint will help more than ice. Moist heat packs can be warmed in the microwave and used many times, making them effective and easy to use.

The third option I like to use is Fish Oil. 

Fish oil is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, and inflammation plays a large role in pain, says Michael Cronin, ND, a naturopathic physician in Scottsdale, Az., and immediate past president of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

In one study, researchers instructed patients with neck or back pain to take 1200 milligrams a day of fish oil supplements. After 75 days on fish oil, more than half of the 125 patients who reported back said they had stopped their prescription painkillers.

I hope you enjoyed these natural pain remedies. Be sure to like and share this post on social media and with your friends!

 

References:

https://www.healthline.com/health/pain-relief/surprising-natural-pain-killers

https://www.everydayhealth.com/news/cheap-natural-quick-chronic-pain-remedies/

Benefits and Risks of Taking Dietary Supplements

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Most dietary supplements are safe, and some of them offer actual health benefits, but there can be some risk with their use. Dietary supplements are products designed to augment your daily intake of nutrients, usually the vitamins and minerals. Other substances sold as dietary substances include botanical (herbal) products, amino acids, essential fatty acids and oils, enzymes, probiotics, and animal organ and glandular extracts.

The Benefits

Normally, you should be able to get all the nutrients you need from a balanced diet. However, taking supplements can provide additional nutrients when your diet is lacking or when certain health conditions cause you to develop an insufficiency or deficiency.

In most cases, multiple-vitamin supplements provide all the basic micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) your body needs. These multiple vitamins are generally safe because they contain only small amounts of each nutrient.

Individual nutrients can also be sold as dietary supplements, but usually in larger amounts than what’s found in a typical multiple-vitamin. They may be used to treat a deficiency, such as iron deficiency, but sometimes they’re used therapeutically to treat specific health conditions or risk factors.​ For example, large doses of niacin may be used to raise good cholesterol, and folic acid has been used to reduce the risk of a birth defect called spina bifida.

Scientific research supports some of the benefits of using many dietary supplements for certain health conditions, but in many more cases, the effectiveness has not been backed up by the research evidence. The National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements has dietary supplement fact sheets that assess the evidence for (and against) the therapeutic use of a large number of dietary supplements.

The Risks

In the United States, dietary supplements are not regulated as strictly as drugs; manufacturers do not have to prove that their use is either safe or effective. Standardization of supplements is optional, although they are prohibited from selling unsafe products. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) maintains a list of tainted products that are marketed as dietary supplements. The worst offenders are usually weight loss aids, “natural” sexual enhancement pills, and supplements targeted at bodybuilders.

Dietary supplement manufacturers have to follow some rules regarding labeling and the claims that can be made about the supplements. The claim can be made that a dietary supplement addresses a nutritional deficiency, supports health, or reduces the risk for a particular health problem when there is enough evidence to support that claim. Supplement labels must also use this statement:

This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Most dietary supplements are safe as long as you follow the label instructions, but large doses of certain nutrients can have strong biological effects on the body. While that may be beneficial in some cases, there are times when taking large doses of individual supplements can be dangerous.

For example, the fat-soluble vitamins A and D can build up to toxic levels in your body when taken in large doses over extended periods of time. Vitamin B-6 is a water-soluble vitamin, so your body doesn’t store it as efficiently as a fat-soluble vitamin, but prolonged use of vitamin B-6 in large amounts can cause nerve damage. Large doses of vitamin C may cause diarrhea.

Mineral supplements can also be dangerous. For example, selenium, boron, and iron supplements can be toxic in large amounts.

Some dietary supplements can interact with over-the-counter or prescription medications, or even with each other, and some supplements should be avoided before undergoing surgery.

Ask your health care provider about supplements before taking anything beyond basic multiple-vitamins; some dietary supplements, like raspberry ketone, have little to no research evidence to back their health claims.

9 Best Health Supplements for Millennials

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The 21st century has brought with it some unique health challenges. Stay healthy in the modern world with these 9 key supplement strategies, designed with millennials in mind.

An abundance of prepackaged convenience foods, hours spent on devices such as computers and cellphones, more time sitting and less time spent outside. Our modern, on-the-go lifestyle often includes fast food, less sleep, more stress, and abundant amounts of coffee. Most of us need a little help. Tackle your new millennium health challenges with these targeted tips.

1. Multivitamin

It’s basic, but crucial, especially in this day and age, when decades of farming have left soil (and the crops grown in them) depleted of vital minerals. Moreover, most of us don’t eat the recommended five servings daily of fruits and vegetables regularly, opting for quick, convenient (read: less nutrient-dense) meals and snacks. A well-formulated multivitamin and mineral supplement is critical to fill in nutritional gaps. Choose one that’s derived from whole fruits and vegetables, not created synthetically; if it’s organic, even better. And in this case, a longer ingredient list is preferable (synthetic vitamins and supplements tend to have short ingredient lists). Tip: Store your “once-a-day” near your coffee maker, so you’ll be sure to remember it every morning.

2. Vitamin D

We’re spending much less time outdoors than generations before us, and when we are outside, we’re slathered with sunscreen—great news for skin cancer prevention, not so great for our vitamin D status. Vitamin D is important for healthy bones and necessary for the formation of sex hormones like estrogen and testosterone. And the sunshine vitamin also reduces the risk of diabetes, cancer, depression and other health concerns. While many multis contain vitamin D, it’s usually in smaller amounts; to be sure you’re getting enough, add a supplements to your regimen. Choose a D3 (cholecalciferol), which is more available to the body, and take at least 1,000 IU daily.

3. Eye-health antioxidants

Consider this: the average American now stares at screens for a total of 10 hours per day. Computers and cellphones have brought us the world at our fingertips and allow us to communicate like never before. However, our electronic devices also emit blue light, which causes free radical damage and, over time, may cause serious damage to the eyes. Protect your peepers with antioxidant supplements designed for eye health. One of the best: Ocuguard Blutein Protection contains lutein, zeaxanthin, astaxanthin, and fucoxanthin, derived from kelp; these eye-specific antioxidants have been shown to fight free radicals, absorb blue-green light, and protect the eyes from damage.

4. Omega-3s

If you’re like most people, you’re probably not eating enough fish, walnuts, or other sources of omega-3 fats. Why you need them: Omega-3s are a powerful ally for balancing mood and easing stress, anxiety, and depression, which are becoming more common in the modern world. Omega-3 fatty acids are powerful anti-inflammatories, which can set you up for a disease-free future. They’ve been shown to protect against heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and eye degeneration, and also help fight acne and future wrinkles. Look for sustainably sourced fish oils, or vegan, plant-based omega-3 supplements. There’s no set standard for how much you need, but 250–500 mg combined EPA and DHA are generally recommended.

5. Probiotics

The new millennium brought “multi-tasking” into our vernacular and our daily lives. But one of the problems with multitasking is added stress, and many people add eating to the list of tasks they tackle, juggling quite literally more than they can chew. If this describes you, you probably need probiotics. These beneficial bacteria, found in the intestines, help heal gut problems, enhance immune function, balance mood, and prevent long-term disease. But they’re easily damaged by stress, antibiotics, and poor diet (especially altered fats and sugar, high in most take-out, fast-food or prepared meals). So unless you eat homemade yogurt, miso, tempeh, or sauerkraut regularly, seek out a supplement. Look for one with at least 10 billion live bacteria that includes the three most important strains—L. lactobacillus, B. bifidum and B. longum—as well as L. fermentum, L. rhamnosus, L. plantarum, and other strains. Stomach acids can destroy probiotics, so take them on an empty stomach; some studies suggest probiotics survive best when taken 30 minutes before a meal that contains some fat (which buffer stomach acids).

6. Antioxidants

Another microwave meal? It may be very “Jetsons” to whip up a meal in minutes, but we sacrifice the fresh ingredients (and array of antioxidants) we get from home-cooked meals. If this describes your routine most nights of the week, adding an antioxidant supplement is crucial. Antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, beta carotene, selenium, flavonoids, and polyphenols support immune function, keep skin looking young, and can protect against disease and degeneration. But high doses of a synthetic antioxidant supplement may do more harm than good. Look for a whole-foods blend: a green foods powder with fruit and berries, or a supplement that contains an organic fruit and vegetable blend are your best bets.

7. Collagen

More of us call ourselves “vegetarian” or “vegan” than ever before. But aside from vitamin B, a vegetarian or vegan diet is missing collagen. Even if you eat meat, you’re probably not getting the collagen that past generations consumed, as homemade soup stocks and broths (a rich natural source of collagen) are becoming a thing of the past. Be sure to nourish and support joints, ligaments, and tendons with collagen. The most abundant protein in your body, collagen helps joints move more easily to reduce pain and discomfort, may help tendons and ligaments heal more quickly, and can even protect against joint deterioration. It also improves liver health, strengthens nails and teeth, builds bones, and gives the skin firmness and elasticity to prevent wrinkles and sagging as skin ages. Collagen is found in bone broth, gelatin, and high-quality protein, like salmon; or add a scoop of collagen powder to your morning smoothie or green drink to be sure you’re getting enough. Look for hydrolyzed collagen, which is more readily digested and absorbed, from organic and/or pasture-raised beef or sustainable, wild-caught marine sources.

8. L-Theanine

Anxiety and depression are more prevalent in our modern-day society. The American Psychological Association reports that 12 percent of millennials have an anxiety disorder, and 19 percent have been diagnosed with depression. And between work, money, and job stability, Gen-Xers have their fair share of stress too. L-theanine, an amino acid found in green and black tea, has a measurable calming effect on the brain, increasing the body’s production of GABA and dopamine, neurotransmitters that induce feelings of well-being. Other stress-busting supplements to consider: tulsi, also called holy basil, reduces stress and anxiety; magnesium is a natural muscle relaxant and can reduce stress and improve sleep; and passionflower has been shown to effectively treat nervousness and anxiety.

9. Mushrooms

Nutrient-dense mushroom formulas are great to take daily for energy, immune health, and mental stamina. Two standouts for millennials: Lion’s mane, particularly amyloban, one of the mushroom’s active ingredients, has been shown to support memory, mental focus, concentration, and brain nerve cell health. Cordyceps, a medicinal mushroom rich in health-boosting polysaccharides, has been used as an effective energy booster in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Japanese researchers at the University of Fukui reported that cordyceps contains anti-fatigue properties.