Mineral Makeup a Natural SunscreenWritten by Jennifer Parker
Mineral makeup is thing to wear this summer if you're looking for an all natural makeup with safe and effective sunscreen. The fact is that two of main ingredients in mineral makeup are natural sunscreens that not only reflect light but protect your skin from harmful and cancer causing UV rays.
The ingredients, Titanium dioxide and Zinc oxide, both natural and very safe minerals are found in almost every sunscreen on market. Titanium dioxide is so effective because of it's ability to reflect light. It has one of highest refractive indexes in world at (n=2.4). In fact this refractive index is surpassed by only one other mineral in world-diamond.
Titanium dioxide is also inorganic so it keeps skin from gathering moisture that could feed bacteria and cause or worsen acne. This is great news for acne sufferers looking for an effective makeup and sunscreen product that won't worsen their condition.
The second natural sunscreen mineral in mineral makeup is zinc oxide. Zinc oxide was not chosen as an ingredient because of it's sunscreen qualities however, it was chosen for it's vast array of colors and indeed is elimental in providing a large array of colors for makeup artists to work with when formulating different foundaitons, blushes, and eyeshadows.
Zinc oxide is a natural UV blocker just as titanium dioxide is. It also has same very water resistant quality of titanium dioxide and wards of bacteria. Zinc oxide is as widely used in sunscreen lotions as titanium dioxide. These two elements together give most brands of mineral makeup an spf of 15.
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.