Oct 25, 2009

Simple tips to keep skin looking radiant

Use a gentle, non-soap cleanser that won’t dry out skin and is safe to use twice daily.

If you have oily skin and are prone to breakouts, look for a gel-based or oil-free moisturizer. Use a minimum SPF of 30 for the face and don’t forget the neck, chest area and back of the hands — parts of the body that are the first to betray your age.

Gycolic acid, also known as alpha hydroxy acid, is clinically-proven to slough off dead skin cells, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and even out skin tone. Experts advise starting with a glycolic acid concentration between 5 and 8 per cent, and graduating to 10 per cent, the highest non-prescription dosage available if you don’t experience any irritation.

Vitamin A
Take care if you have sensitive skin as it can cause redness, itching and sun irritation. Vitamin A is a clinically-proven agent that can prevent wrinkles as it penetrates deep into the skin’s layers where collagen and elastin reside. Vitamin A increases collagen production, prevents fine lines and gives a polished look.

Oct 13, 2009

Hair extention

It is so facinating to see how people extend their hair. I have put some videos for you guys too. Enjoy.....

Oct 8, 2009

Health tip: Include fiber in your food

Foods high in fiber give you the strength and inclination to get up and go on a regular basis. They also help you look and feel your best. A fiber deficiency increases your risk of constipation, hemorrhoids, high cholesterol, high blood sugar, obesity, colon cancer and heart disease. Eating foods high in fiber also help to a healthy body weight.
Most Americans get only about 10 grams of fiber daily. Recommended fiber amounts for women is 21 to 25 grams a day and for men is 30 to 38 grams a day. Here is the list of foods high in fiber:
FruitsServing sizeTotal fiber (grams)*
Raspberries 1 cup 8.0
Pear, with skin 1 medium 5.1
Apple, with skin 1 medium 4.4
Figs, dried 2 medium 3.7
Blueberries 1 cup 3.5
Strawberries 1 cup 3.3
Banana 1 medium 3.1
Orange 1 medium 3.1
Raisins 1.5-ounce box 1.6
Grains, cereal & pastaServing sizeTotal fiber (grams)*
Spaghetti, whole-wheat, cooked 1 cup 6.3
Barley, pearled, cooked 1 cup 6.0
Oat bran muffin 1 medium 5.2
Bran flakes 3/4 cup 5.1
Oatmeal, quick, regular or instant, cooked 1 cup 4.0
Popcorn, air-popped 3 cups 3.6
Brown rice, cooked 1 cup 3.5
Bread, rye 1 slice 1.9
Bread, whole-wheat or multigrain 1 slice 1.9
Legumes, nuts & seedsServing sizeTotal fiber (grams)*
Split peas, cooked 1 cup 16.3
Lentils, cooked 1 cup 15.6
Black beans, cooked 1 cup 15.0
Lima beans, cooked 1 cup 13.2
Baked beans, vegetarian, canned, cooked 1 cup 10.4
Sunflower seeds, hulled 1/4 cup 3.6
Almonds 1 ounce (22 nuts) 3.3
Pistachio nuts 1 ounce (49 nuts) 2.9
Pecans 1 ounce (19 halves) 2.7
VegetablesServing sizeTotal fiber (grams)*
Artichoke, cooked 1 medium 10.3
Peas, cooked 1 cup 8.8
Broccoli, boiled 1 cup 5.1
Turnip greens, boiled 1 cup 5.0
Sweet corn, cooked 1 cup 4.6
Brussels sprouts, cooked 1 cup 4.1
Potato, with skin, baked 1 medium 4.0
Tomato paste 1/4 cup 2.7
Carrot, raw 1 medium 1.7

Benefits of omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids. They are essential to human health but cannot be produced by the body. For this reason, omega-3 fatty acids must be obtained from food. They can be found in:

- Fish, such as salmon, tuna, halibut, sardines, mackerel, tuna, and herring
- Other marine life such as algae and krill
- Nut oils, flaxseeds, flaxseed oil, canola (rapeseed) oil, soybeans, soybean oil, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin seed oil, purslane, perilla seed oil, walnuts, and walnut oil

Omega-3 fatty acids also known as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) plays a crucial role in brain function as well as normal growth and development. Research indicates that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and help prevent risk associated with heart disease, cancer, and arthritis.

In fact, infants who do not get enough omega-3 fatty acids from their mothers during pregnancy are at risk for developing vision and nerve problems.

Many clinical studies suggest that omega-3 fatty acids may be helpful in treating a variety of health conditions such as, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, weight loss, osteoporosis, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, attention deficit, eating disorders, burns, skin disorders, asthma, macular degeneration, menstrual pain, colon cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and many others.

Symptoms of omega-3 fatty acid deficiency include extreme tiredness (fatigue), poor memory, dry skin, heart problems, mood swings or depression, and poor circulation.

Oct 3, 2009

Makeup tutorial for Fall 2009

Oct 2, 2009

Benefits of green tea

Studies have shown green tea increases the metabolic rates and speeds up fat oxidation. Green tea metabolism boosting benefits can be utilized in your battle against excess weight. However, there are some people who say a study done in a small group, and that possibly the benefits of weight loss will not be too big on an obese person. However, people who drink green tea on a regular basis can be powerful tool to drop the pounds of excess fat. Of course, you will not lose a lot of weight just by drinking green tea, and you will not lose any pound of fat if you continue eating bad, but with a good nutrition and exercise schedule, you could be boosting your efforts seriously.

Also, keep in mind that you can go beyond green tea metabolism benefits. Green tea contains powerful antioxidants (flavonoids) that can help protect heart disease, cancer and stroke. If you are a coffee drinker, it will be a very wise idea to swap it for green tea.

Oct 1, 2009

Healthy Food = Beautiful Skin