Tuesday, September 13, 2016

How Teenagers Can Achieve a Healthy Skin

If your teenager has a smooth and trouble-free complexion, you're one lucky mom. Why is that? It's because you won't experience being pestered by grumblings and unreasonable demands to have good skin.

According to research, eight out of ten teens in America have blemishes. Teenagers are very much concerned about this; so they become eager to try anything and everything promises a clear skin.

Personalizing your skin care program

As a parent, the best thing you can do for your teenager is to help her research about a personalized skin care program. It's because there's no definite formula that will work for all skin types.

Keeping skin clean is key to keeping it healthy. Washing it in the morning and at night may not be enough especially when your teenager is busy with lots of outdoor activities. She might need to wash her face while at school or as soon as she comes home from school. Moreover, your teenager will need plenty of fresh air, exercise and sleep. Eating of proper food in the right amount is important too.

Care for oily skin

Most teenagers have oily type of skin. Flakiness around the nose area is sign of oily skin. This is really excess oil that has dried from exposure to air. Here's one characteristic of oily skin: the nose, forehead and chin areas have oily shine within an hour of washing. Also, black heads and white heads appear on the nose and the chin.

Teenagers with oily skin must wash their faces several times daily using soap or facial wash that match their skin type. When washing your face, scrub the lather briskly with a circular motion. Rinse with warm water and then rinse with cold water to close the pores. Use a mild astringent to tighten the pores.

Care for dry skin

Teenagers with dry type of skin experience flakiness all over their faces. Their main problem is to restore moisture to their tight drawn skin. Unlike teenagers with oily skin, teenagers with dry skin can limit washing their faces to twice daily. Apart from using soap or facial wash medicated for dry skin, a freshner is recommended for keeping the skin moisturized. Then, a moisturizing cream or lotion must be applied in the morning and at night time.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Importance of Posture in Looking Super

Everyone wants to look super. This trait is admired as much or more than having beautiful features. It’s not something you’re born with; it’s something you can achieve. Whether you like it or not, your look affects and reflects everything about you. This includes your ego, friends, mood and work. If you know you look good, you feel good.

photo credit: carla shellis my sparkle living
You can’t look super if you have poor posture. Posture is the way the body is held in sitting, standing and walking. There are many advantages for having a good posture. Your clothes will fit better if you have good posture.

Poor posture is an easy habit to get into. Usually, you're not aware of poor posture until somebody reminds you to 'sit up straight', 'stop slouching' or 'hold your shoulders back'. It takes determination to achieve good posture, but the results are worth it.

If you sit hunched over, you are curving your spine. Your lungs don't have enough room to breathe fully. This will make you feel tired quickly. Try to keep the lower part of your back touching the chair. Keep both of  your feet touching the floor much of the time. Don't cross your legs above the knees since that can prevent good blood circulation. Ankle  crossing is better.  If you've developed poor sitting habits, try to change one habit at a time.

When walking, try walking from your hips instead from your knees. Walking from the knees causes you to have a bouncy, choppy and awkward gait. Walking from the hips will keep your body in balance and will result to a smooth graceful walk. Some women swing their hips or their arms too much - they look awkward and unnatural. Watch yourself in the mirror to check if you're doing the best you can do.

Sit and stand  as tall as you can to have a good posture and to look super. Hold your head erect and lift your chest. Keep your back straight, stomach in and your hips tucked under.