Skin-tastic facts!

Written by Audrey King

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Remember, we're talkingrepparttar entire 20 square feet to clean!

~Bathing daily is a misguided myth~ Actually, your skin only needs a thorough washing about three times a week besidesrepparttar 149307 arm pits and genital areas. But, if you must bathe daily, (and you respect others around you) then always, ALWAYS, use a moisturizer afterward. It's best to apply it before you dry off and then pat dry.

Ofcourse, stay away from hot water. Luke warm isrepparttar 149308 best temperature for bathing.

~Don't scratch that itch!~ Insect bites or dry skin can cause minor itching, even nervousness can. Instead of scratching your skin which can rip and tear, keep a small tube of hydrocortizone handy. Apply it as much as possible untilrepparttar 149309 itching ends. Ifrepparttar 149310 itch continues or a rash develops call your doctor.

Ofcourse, signs of itching can mean that your skin is extra dry and you may only need to moisturize (or bathe) more often.

~Hmmm,repparttar 149311 air we breathe~ Environmental causes will also have an affect on skin. Dry air and pet dander are major issues in which some people have to use air purifiers or even medications. (They're not about to give up 'ol Rover!)

Humidifiers are good to use, but be careful of causing mold and mildew in your home.

~Pretty is; pretty does~ Sunscreen should be a part of your daily skin care routine, also. The most expensive brands are sometimesrepparttar 149312 best for added incentives, but no matter what you buy, always use SPF 30+ even under your make up. (Oh, and don't forgetrepparttar 149313 lip balm!)

It really isn't that hard or expensive to have healthy skin. It's just time consuming in finding what's right for you.

Audrey King is a WAHM of four with an informative website called 'Links For Moms' She also, markets bath and body products that are made-to-order at “Our Perfect Scents”

Mediterranean Diet - What is it?

Written by Roy Barker

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Sticking torepparttar Mediterranean diet cutrepparttar 149306 risk of death from both heart disease and cancer. For every two points higher on this 0-to-9 scale -- with top numbers going to those most closely followingrepparttar 149307 Mediterranean diet --repparttar 149308 death rate dropped by 25%.

The findings by Trichopoulos may also help explain why Asians, who typically use these other cooking oils, also have lower disease and death rates. Although they rarely use olive oil, they traditionally follow other principles ofrepparttar 149309 Mediterranean diet -- lots of produce, legumes, nuts, and minimally processed grains, with little saturated fat.

"The message remainsrepparttar 149310 same, and is consistent with other findings: A diet lower in saturated fats and higher in monounsaturated fats, and potentially, polyunsaturates, will result in better health outcomes," says Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, of Tufts University and a spokeswoman forrepparttar 149311 American Heart Association.

"Ifrepparttar 149312 main message that Americans get is to just increase their olive or canola oil consumption, that's unfortunate because they will increase their caloric intake and they are already getting too many calories. What they need to do is eat more fruits, vegetables, and legumes and fewer foods rich in saturated fats."

Some of this information has been referenced from The New England Journal of Medicine, June 26, 2003. Dimitrios Trichopoulos, MD, PhD, professor of epidemiology, Vincent L. Gregory Professor of Cancer Prevention, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston. Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, senior scientist and director, Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Researcher Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston; spokeswoman, American Heart Association.

So in a nutshell, there is sound evidence thatrepparttar 149313 Mediterranean Diet can help reduce heart disease, cancer, weight gain and of course reducerepparttar 149314 risk of early death. However, it would be a mistake to think this outcome is based onrepparttar 149315 use of Olive Oil alone. The diet is diverse and allows for taste and creativity which is often lacking in most other diets. This alone warrants further investigation from those who seek a healthy, easy diet that has flavour and is fullfilling. Remember too that just as in all worthwhile diets, moderate level exercise should not be overlooked.

Publisher & author: Roy Barker. Roy has an indepth and long established background with the vitamins, minerals and health industry and has researched and experimented with many diets over a thirty year period. Roy is also the author of Safe and Easy Weightloss, a downloadable e-book based on the popular Mediterranean Diet. It can be viewed at

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