Monday, May 9, 2016

How to Maintain Good Hygiene During Summer

Keeping a good hygiene may be extra challenging during the summer season. Nonetheless, you must do your best to stay clean all throughout the hot summer months because humidity can cause skin diseases and other risks on your health. Read these tips that can help you get started.

Shower everyday. People sweat a lot during summer because this season increases levels of mercury in the body. Bacteria and germs increase in number when there's constant perspiration. To prevent these bacteria and germs from creating infection infections and irritations on the skin, you must take a shower on a daily basis. Take a shower two to three times a day if you need to cool yourself or whenever you feel itchy due to sweat.

Wear clothes and undergarments that are made from cotton. Cotton absorbs body sweat fully. This can keep your body remains dry. Besides feeling cool, you will feel more comfortable in cotton clothing.

Wash your face daily. Sebum production increases during summer due to heat and perspiration. Sebum production can result into pimples and acne especially on the face.  Wash your face daily to keep it clean. Engage in weekly exfoliation to get rid of the dirt and dead skin cell on your facial skin.

Use deodorants. Constant perspiration encourages bacterial growth that leads to the presence of a foul smell. Body odor can be decreased or relieved through the application of deodorant as soon as you finish taking a bath.

Take care of your scalp. Humidity can greatly affect the condition of your scalp and the appearance of your hair. The scalp becomes oily and the hair becomes brittle when they're exposed to the sun. Shampoo your hair three times a week. Apply a conditioner after shampooing your hair in order to prevent dirt and dust from accumulating in the scalp. Moreover, this will keep your hair manageable under the sun.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Great Things to Do While You're Pregnant

Most women dislike being pregnant because of the possibility that they will need to give up the things that they love to do and the food that they love to eat. While caution must be observed during pregnancy, you shouldn't allow pregnancy to keep you from enjoying a new chapter in your life. In fact, there a number of brilliant things which you can still do while you're pregnant. They are as follows.

Exercise daily. Can you continue going to the gym during pregnancy? Yes, you can. Studies on pregnancy show that regular exercise provide many benefits to pregnant women. It helps reduce backaches, constipation, bloating, and swelling. It also  improves posture, muscle tone, and endurance which you will need for safe labor and delivery. If you don't like going to the gym, you can engage in walking, swimming, biking, or prenatal yoga.

Have sex. Are you and your partner concerned that sex isn't safe for the baby? The baby is protected by the amniotic sac; therefore, the baby won't get hurt even if you have intense sex. You might find more enjoyable during pregnancy because extra blood flow can pump up your pelvic region - it feels engorged all the time.

Do travel. The most comfortable time for pregnant women to travel is between 14 to 28 weeks. Pregnant women who travel during their first trimester often feel dizzy while those who travel during their third trimester often feel heaviness. So the second trimester will be the best time for you to take a trip. Just make sure to observe all the necessary precautions while you're traveling.

Go to the spa. Pregnancy can make you feel and look ugly. Have a massage and facial to make you feel good about yourself again. However, avoid facial treatments which are invasive and which require use of substances that can pose health risks to your unborn child. Research for local spas near you which offer special treatment packages for pregnant women.