Ways To Help Your Breasts Stay Younger

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Did you know that the breasts are always two years older than our real age? They age the quickest than any other part of our body. That is what a research by Professor Steve Horvath found out. Considering the aesthetics it adds to our body and total appearance, we cannot ignore these two lovely bumps on our chest. We all like showing off beautiful cleavage when out in the open, but not taking care of your breasts can reduce the number of years you can show it off.

We pay so much attention to our face, our skin, our hair, our nails and what have you, but seem to pay little or no attention to the one thing that complements our outlook. Age-proofing your breasts is the best way to protect it from wearing out too quickly even before the natural forces like childbirth and ageing set in.

You may want to know why our breasts seem to age out too soon. According to a biochemist, Nausheen Qureshi, she said that the breast skin is quite sensitive, very thin and is a victim of the hormonal changes we experience during our lifetime. There is a decrease of collagen as we age. Also, childbirth adds its pressure when it forces the mammary glands to produce milk for the newly born. We are cannot overlook the effect of the sun on our breasts too.

Here are some of the preventive steps to protect your breasts from ageing quicker than you do.

  1. Some people were told that it is wrong to apply moisturiser on the breast to avoid cancer. Well, that is nothing but a myth. Actually, your breasts can benefit greatly from a good moisturiser that is high in Vitamin B3 or niacinamide and also antioxidants. They are very rich in anti-ageing properties. You may also want to consider collagen breast masks that tighten the skin and also makes for cellular metabolism.
  1. Apply a sunscreen on the breast. Sunscreens are not just for your face alone. As long as your breasts are receiving the effect of sun, you need also to give them their portion of sunscreen application. Sunscreens protect the skin from the rays of the sun not excluding the breast. Look out for those with Vitamin E.
  1. Watch out for that product with big promises! Whenever you see a beauty product that promises to do wonders for your skin, take a look at the ingredients. Once you cannot understand most of the ingredients drop it and look for the ones that relate to you. It has been found that chemicals in the beauty products we use some of the time work against us.
  1. Many times, we tend to overlook the fact that our breasts need extra support. This is mostly found at ladies with smaller breasts. However small your breasts may be, you need to help it retain that youthful look by supporting it with a good bra and accurate cup size. It is wrong to work out without a good sports bra. Underwire bra is a no-no when it comes to working out. Also, the need to ensure you measure your breasts so as to get the right bra size cannot be overemphasised.

Having said all this, we want to point out that prevention is better than cure. Start early in life to protect your breasts and teach your teenage girls to the same. And even if your breasts have gone south, you can still use some exercises like push up and the rest to give it a natural boost and firmness.

Article written by chelahmilcah

7 Ways to lose Weight the Healthy Way

I gained an unhealthy amount of weight when my thyroid function slowed down. Worst of all, I lived away from home, so diet was fast food and exercise were munching that fast food. Having an endocrine disease, fasting and dieting were not an option.

At 75% of my goal weight, am sharing with you 100% holistic pointers that helped me. Remember to Detoxify before you begin. Details in my article “7 Tips for Healthy Skin”.

  1. Getting Prepped

See your doctor and get tested for diabetes, thyroid, blood pressure and blood count. If required, go for necessary treatments and alter your diet according to doctor’s recommendations.

  1. Set a date and Slowly Increase Water Intake

Plan for a day to begin your regime. Let’s call it D-day. Up until D-day, slowly increase water intake to 3 litres. Water deficiency causes water retention, which contributes to weight gain. The more you drink, the more you shrink!

  1. Exercise

Start getting your body used to physical activity. What I found helpful was using GOQII fitness tracker. It helped me count my daily steps, water intake, calorie intake and sleep. It even reminded me to walk if I sat for too long. By D-day, you should comfortably be able to walk 7000 steps.

  1. Accountability

Parties will not stop when you decide to get healthy, so whenever possible, try to eat at home before you attend social events. When you cannot do so, don’t worry, just eat. Extend your walk by at least 30 minutes the next day.

  1. Cook without Oil

Gradually taper down the amount of oil you use to cook, such that by D-day you can cook and eat food without oil.

  1. Increase Fibre in your diet

 Start eating oats, leafy salads and fruits if you don’t already do so. If you do, make sure you eat a salad 45 minutes before your meals, and fruits in between.

  1. Eat 6 Meals

 Once you reach D-day, break your day into 6 small meals. Our Moms followed this pattern when we were kids. Nothing stops you faster from eating fast food than this.

 Next week, I will come back with some recipes and my recommended routine for D-day onwards. Hoping that until then, you will follow the above.

Until then dear reader, use the Comments section to share your ideas of braving the Weight-Gain Dragon!

Article written by  kananmodi

Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara Review

 

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In short, Rimel Scandaleyes in Extreme Black 003 is one of my absolute favorite mascaras to use. I’ve been using it for at least a year and a half, maybe more, and I’m always happy with it. It never clumps, has great shades for all makeup styles, and is relatively cheap.

The mascara bottle is chunky and cute in black and white, while the wand has a sleek, chunky to skinny and back, look at it. I love the style of this hourglass wand because it gets all of my eyelashes in one sweep, and I usually only have to go again over my eyelashes to plump them out more once or twice.

If you are someone who uses more than one coat of mascara, then I guarantee you will be extremely happy with this product. It dries quickly so you can apply the second later, and even meshes well with other brands if you would like to use a different one with it.

There are three shades for this product, which are listed for you below;

  • Extreme Black
  • Black
  • Brown/Black Mix

The texture and smell are of a typical mascara, neither stand out too much, which makes this product even better. The mascara itself is not clumpy and applies quite smoothly.

The pros for this product speak for themselves! While there are not any vibrant colors, the colors that are available are gorgeous and help your eyes to stand out. As I said before, the mascara liquid is never lumpy and does not clump your eyelashes together, even if you use more than one coat as I do. I cannot find any negatives with this product at all, which makes it incredibly good for its price, which is also a great value.

Overall, I’d give Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara a 10/10!

Article written by  KateeyMcKay

7 Tips for Healthy Skin

Every one of us wants healthy beautiful skin. Every one of us has had it when we were kids. What changed? Lifestyle. In order to go back to the skin you were born with, simple steps can go a long way. What’s amazing is you can follow these steps with your demanding schedule. Just reading this article has helped you take the first step towards your goal. Kudos dear reader! Let’s get started!

  1. Detoxify your body! Every beauty regimen should be preceded by a compulsory detoxification programme to ensure completeness and effectiveness of the steps one takes. Dullness and acne are often results of toxins and waste products in the body. Ayurvedic Panchkarma, 30 day fruit and vegetable programmes, flaxseed tea all help to naturally stimulate your body to purge waste and toxins. This also enhances the function of colon, kidney and liver.
  2. Drink water! Once you have detoxed, incorporate these simple habits in your lifestyle. Ensure that you drink 2-3 litres of water every day. Water cleanses the body of toxins. Collagen in your skin requires water so it can function optimally. Without collagen, skin would lose elasticity and get wrinkled. Acne lesions increase when skin is dehydrated. Spread out water intake for that glow fellas!
  3. Meditate! Perform meditation for at least 15 minutes a day. This should be followed by drinking water. Meditation is known to slow down the aging process by bringing prana into our body, which repairs tissues and cells, giving skin a beautiful glow! It will bring you in touch with yourself, and restore your focus on your body’s needs – something our demanding jobs make us lose!
  4. Exercise! Activities that increase blood flow in your body – namely exercises, help to neutralize stress and oxidative radicals. They give you bountiful skin, and good temperament. Exercise even helps you sleep
  5. Cleanse, tone and moisturize! Toners should be used right after cleansing, to restore the skin’s pH balance. Good toners help to reduce pores, prevent skin dehydration, and generally make skin smooth.
  6. Get Vitamin C! Vit C improves collagen production, keeps away pigmentation and age spots and enhances skin’s ability to fight UV rays. It also protects you from the common cold. If that’s not an incentive, I don’t know what is!
  7. Sleep! Stress hormones cause white heads and acne and can easily be warded off by sleep. Quality sleep reduces stress, improves vitality and ability of the body to regulate itself. Our body restores itself in our sleep. Make sure you get enough of it!

Article written by KananModi