Handy First Aid TipsWritten by Jay Harris
When someone is injured or suddenly becomes ill, there is usually a critical period before you can get medical treatment and it is this period that is of utmost importance to victim. What you do, or what you don't do, in that interval can mean difference between life and death. You owe it to yourself, your family and your neighbors to know and to understand procedures that you can apply quickly and intelligently in an emergency.Every household should have some type of first aid kit, and if you do not already have one, assemble your supplies now. Tailor contents to fit your family's particular needs. Don't add first aid supplies to jumble of toothpaste and cosmetics in medicine cabinet. Instead, assenble them in a suitable, labeled box (such as a fishing tackle box or small took chest with hinged cover), so that everything will be handy when needed. Label everything in kit clearly, and indicate what it is used for.
Be sure not to lock box - otherwise you may be hunting for key when that emergency occurs. Place box on a shelf beyond reach of small children, and check it periodically and always restock items as soon as they are used up.
Keep all medications, including non-prescription drugs such as aspitin, out of reach of children. When discarding drugs, be sure to dispose of them where they cannot be retrieved by children or pets.
When an emergency occurs, make sure injured victim's airway is not blocked by tongue and that mouth is free of any secretions and foreign objects. It is extremely important that person is breathing freely. And if not, you need to administer artificial respiration promptly.
You Can Have Healthy SkinWritten by Jay Harris
With new research, new products and new skin protection advice popping up all time, it is hard to figure out best things to do to improve and protect your skin.
A skin care program is combination of skin care products and a routine that will be most beneficial to skin. You will first need to consider your diet and type of life-style since these two factors play an important role in health of a person's skin.
These days we seem to be living in fast-food age and condition of your skin is often neglected. You still can't beat old fruit and vegetable diet when it comes to good health and a good complexion.
Remember to feed and nourish your skin by eating proper foods. Give your skin a drink too. Those eight glasses of water a day your mom always told you to be sure to drink are essential to maintaining your skin's elasticity and suppleness, say experts. And don't count coffee or any of caffeinated sodas as part of eight glasses because caffeine is dehydrating. The water you choose can be sparkling water, mineral or straight from tap. Another suggestion is that you keep a liter-size bottle close at hand, or simply drink a glass or two with your meals, and a few in between.
You need to give some thought and consideration to type of makeup you sue. And be sure to clean your tools regularly. Things such as cosmetic brushes get dirty and can carry bacteria and germs and may cause skin irritations and breaking out. One of leading cosmetic authorities suggests that cosmetic brushes be thoroughly cleaned at least twice a month. A good way is to soak brushes for about 10 minutes in a dish of warm, soapy water using mild liquid detergent or baby shampoo. Rinse and blot excess moisture with a towel and stand brushes, handle end down, in a tall glass until they are thoroughly dry.