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Tips To Keep Your Swimming Pool Clean

One of life’s greatest joys is, owning your own pool but that joy can be quite a difficult treasure to maintain. For pool owners, cleaning and keeping your pool as pristine as when you first built it can be quite the arduous task. Not to mention the amount of leaves, dirt and other impurities that find their way into those waters.

While we can berate on the long list of hardships that pool owners have to go through, there are some tips that can help you in not only keeping your pool looking as great as new but also to lessen the load on your back.kid-1401157_1280

  • Choose the best type of chlorine for your needs. You’d be surprised to know that there are various types of chlorine dedicated to perishing a lot of impurities. If you have an outdoor pool, chances are you’d be expecting a lot of dirt, bacteria and microorganisms in your pool. You’ll also need a consistent device to pump this chemical into the pool.
  • Not only do you need chlorine but its partner, the cyanuric acid aids in keeping the chlorine from being disintegrated due to the sunlight. Having a fair amount such as 40 ppm aids in promoting the chlorine’s activity.
  • Skimming and scrubbing the pool is an integral part to keeping it clean. It’s best to have a consistent schedule of when you’re going to clear off the leaves and grime. If you’re the meticulous type, you’ll probably do this almost everyday.
  • If using chemicals is really out of the budget, you’ll be surprised how good a box of baking soda can aid you. Baking powder has the same serving of sodium bicarbonate to aid in keeping the pH level of your pool.
  • If your pool becomes cloudy, you’ll need to clean that as soon as possible. The cloud of murkiness is actually bacteria; a disaster waiting to happen.

With these tips in mind, you’re not only assured of a clean pool but with an equally balanced alkalinity as well.

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Daily Lip Care Tips

Summer is coming. While that can spell a lot of fun to most individuals, it can be quite a tedious time for your body. One of the most common mishaps is having unsightly chapped lips. While it’s not really a common practice to be quite keen on the amount of care your lips need, summer tends to turn up the notch on the temperature causing more damage to your body.

One of the biggest damaging factor is the sun; consistent exposure to the sun not only causes you to tan but also aid in increasing the chances of getting skin cancer. No one really wants to go through the ordeal of having cancer thus it’s always best to take better care of yourself.

lipstick-850597_1280Due to the heat and the tedious task of taking care of one’s self during summer, we miss out on taking care of our lips. It’s not actually that difficult to take better care of our lips and here are some things you should do well to remember:

  • Make use of an SPF rich lip balm or lipstick. With our modern age, SPF is no longer limited to sunscreen or even lotion. Our lips are quite sensitive therefore they need their fair share of protection too.
  • Water is the key. With the temperature reaching new heights, your body tends to use up a lot of water to keep it cool. On most cases, this makes your lips dry out easily. Always remember to keep yourself hydrated by having a bottle of water at hand.
  • If your lips do happen to tan in the course of the season, you can make use of lemons or even milk to aid in making them lighter. These ingredients have natural bleaching agents that not only aid in lightening the tone but also provided the much needed vitamins to help your lips gain a better color.

Your lips are a big part of your appearance and your overall appeal; therefore it’s almost a sin to miss out on pampering them.

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What Tanning Experts Say About Unwanted Self Tanning Streaks

Getting yourself a tan can be a big step to the much needed boost in confidence. In fact, having a tan is one of the most ideal approaches to achieving a better look. While you can try to cook yourself a tan in your local tanning salon or bathe under the sun for hours on end, using a self tanner is the most ideal way of earning the bronze tone.

bikini-1230511_1280Why is that? Self tanners aid your skin on getting a tan without the need of UV rays exposure. Studies have been conducted around tanning with UV rays and they’ve proven to be quite dangerous; going as far as to inciting cancer on the individual. While that is a grim thought, self tanners have their share of tricky applications. If it’s your first time or you’re a regular, there are still some circumstances that might cause to botch up a good tanning session. With the aid of some experts, here are some tips to guide you to making the best out of your tan:

Before

– Exfoliating before application is the key.

– You’ll have to avoid putting on some moisturizers or lotions since they will block out the self tanner from your skin. These topical hydrators provide a layer of moisture that clashes with the self tanning agent.

During

– Don’t get too active. If you get too active and cause yourself to sweat too much, chances are the self tan will run causing a lot of streaking. If it’s really humid, try to chill in a cool place or wait for the temperature to go lower. You’ll want to avoid any form of sweat for 6 hours since application.

– Never use your bare hands. No one wants to have really orange hands so make the most out of the tanning mitts.

After

– Avoid the pool as best as possible. The chlorine in the swimming pool acts as a bleaching agent so diving into it as soon as the tan sets will surely cause some discoloration in various places.

– Never forget to moisturize. No one likes to see flaky, tan skin.

With these tips to guide you, you’ll get through the streaky approach to self tanning and enjoy the bronze color without having to soak up those pesky UV rays.

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Home Remedies To Prevent And Take Care Of Sunburns

With the hotter days rolling on our calendar, the climate can cause a lot of people to be giddy about tanning under the sun or the consistency of trips to the beach. With these agendas in mind, one can’t help but think of the chances of enjoying their day. While we do tend to enjoy the bulk of these days, we wake up to a sore patch of skin that has been damaged due to the consistent assault of the sun. Or in better terms, we’ve got our share of sunburns.

beach-455752_640Sunburns are the end result of our skin being burned from too much exposure from the sun. This usually happens when you’ve been swimming for hours on end by the beach or lying under the sun for quite some time. No matter what the cause of the painful skin is, it’s always a good idea to know what you can do to avoid and what you need to do to treat it.

Avoid Burning your Skin Too Long

It’s always best to be familiar on how to avoid getting a nasty sunburn.

  • Try to apply a lot of sun tan on your body and re-apply every two – three hours.
  • You’ll need to take in a lot of antioxidants rich food such as broccoli, carrots, citrus fruits and etc.).
  • If you’re dressed to work but consistently going around under the sun, try to wear long sleeves and pants. While this is a hot approach, covering up your skin offers less chances of getting a sunburn.

When You’ve Got the Burn Going

  • Cool down. It’s best to stay in the shade to avoid further aggravating your skin. Make use of cold compresses on burned areas to prevent them from further damage.
  • If blisters appear, avoid popping them. If they happen to break, make sure to put some antibiotic ointment on them to avoid infection.
  • You’ll want to skip on tight clothing since it will continuously aggravate your skin and be quite a painful experience.
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Things We Miss Out When Using a Sun Tan

Sunscreen or sun tans are a common application on our skin when we go to the beach or spend a long day under the sun. At times, we think that having some sunscreen is good enough to block out the harmful effects or even the possible discoloration of your skin due to the consistent exposure under the sun. Whatever the reason is, we’ve come to believe that sun tans are the best defense to prevent blistering sunburn.

Young attractive girl enjoys hot summer day at the beach.

Young attractive girl enjoys hot summer day at the beach.

However, we’ve actually been doing things wrong. Despite the many directions that sun tans provide in their bottles, there are specific tips to remember to make the most out of these topical applications:

– Sun tans work a good 10-20 minutes after they have been applied. This means you’ll need to get them absorbed into your skin before you dive into the waters. Additionally, since the sun tan is a liquid or viscous application, diving into the pool can wash some of it off.

– You’ll need to lather yourself in a lot of it to make it worth. If you’re the individual who wants to avoid little to any chances of tanning, you may want to drench your body in as much sun tan as possible. Studies have proven that most individuals only put a fourth of the amount of sun tan that is ideal. Another tip is to never miss out on a spot, no one wants a nasty burn after their much desired beach trip.

– Sun tan needs to be applied every two to three hours. You’d be surprised to know that much like lotion; sun tan also dries up on our skin. If you’ve been under the sun for quite some time, chances are you’re already without the protection of your sun tan.

These tips should help you out on making the most out of your sun tan.

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Can You Erase Cellulite?

Skin care is quite a tedious task and following a skin care regimen can take a lot of effort. One of the hurdles to having the perfect body is cellulite. If you’re not familiar what cellulite it, it’s the odd creases of skin due to fats. Women tend to have more distinct allocations of cellulite; this is due to our body losing 5 lbs. of muscle in exchange of 15 lbs. of fat every decade of her life. Yikes! Imagine the chances of getting cellulite with those numbers!

Bikini bodyOne way to remove cellulite is working out. If you’re keen on avoiding the unsightly dimples along your thighs and buttocks, you’ll need to have a dedicated set of exercise such as squats and lunges. Doing some exercise can take quite a chunk of your time but it’s going to help you out in the long run.

Yet there are some times that exercise is not quick enough to sculpt your body out especially. There’s a known quote for situations like this, ‘If you can’t tone it, tan it.’ Tanning aids in contouring your body. It’s no surprise that most body builders want to tan their body prior to showing their hard work in a competition. While there are various methods on earning a tan, being able to manipulate your tan is easily done through the use of self tanners.

Self tanners are a much safer choice than sunbathing and tanning beds since you’re not soaking up on the UV rays. Aside from the healthier approach, you’re able to control how deep you tan on certain areas. This works well on hiding cellulite since you can contour how your body looks.

With the confidence boost that self tanners provide, you shouldn’t be worrying about cellulite. Each one of us has their fair share of cellulite and a little exercise can help rid them off; or tanning if you’re a little more of a couch potato.

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Spray Tan FAQ

Spray Tanning has become quite a known method of airbrush tattooing. Despite its unique approach to earning a tan, there are certain questions that still bubble up with this particular choice of tanning.

What are the benefits of a Spray Tan?

Due to it being an applied tan, your skin is not under the harsh treatment of the sun or UV rays. This also means you’re not subjecting your body to a risk of getting cancer in your journey to get a tan. With the precision of an airbrush, you’re assured that your tan is high quality despite being cheap.

How do I get started with Spray Tan?

Fake tanFirst and foremost, you’ll need a reliable airbrush kit as well as the particular shade of pigment that you want to apply on your skin. Much like tanning, it’s ideal to exfoliate your skin prior to applying the tan concoction.

Once you’ve set the air compressor with the airbrush then you’re good to go.

If you’re not the type to apply the spray tan on yourself, there are various tanning salons which offer the option of spray tan. This also makes application on your back much easier.

What kind of pigment or paint should I get?

Remember to always make use of FDA approved paints to avoid any unwanted results such as skin irritations or allergies. Choose the color of the pigment that you think is the best shade of tan on your skin.

If your skin is leaning on the sensitive type, it’s best to make use of a more

What do I need to wear?

You can opt to wear a bathing suit, undies that would be sacrificed for the tanning session or nothing. It’s best to choose which article of clothing your comfortable with to enjoy the tanning session.

Will spray tan cause it to streak?

Using the airbrush to apply your tan does not cause it to streak. Due to the consistent flow of air from the air compressor and the maneuverability of the airbrush, it’s easy to glide the tan along your body. In fact, due to the precise approach in tanning, you’re able to create a 3D tan.

Will it stain my clothes?

You can rest assured that spray tans don’t smudge your clothing. This is due to the pigment being soluble to water. Thus, if you throw your clothes in the wash, there’s not a single trace of the bronzer on your fabrics.

How long does a spray tan last?

The average spray tan can last for five days but it can stay for as long as ten days. The length of it staying on your skin greatly depends on your skin type and your lifestyle.

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What Makes Your Body Darker Than Your Face

Having uneven skin tone can be quite a nightmare but this is heightened if your face and your body are shades apart. This can be quite a big problem as this can turn heads and it can also cause issues with which clothes to wear. This can also be a product of tanning as much of your body absorbs the sun’s rays as opposed to our face. Since our face has a much sensitive skin than our body’s, we tend to shield it a lot thus earning a much lighter tone.

Beauty woman face closeup isolated on black backgroundWhile we can stress just how bad this situation can be, it’s better if we look into the possible solutions to correct your skin tone.

  • Makeup is your friend. While we can’t magically change the color of our body or our face, makeup is a good way to help even out the skin tone. It’s best to remember using the right shade of foundation since a lighter foundation might end up highlighting your face.
  • Use a self-tanner. If you’re more on an olive color or bronze, dabbing on some self-tanners will do the trick. It gets better as you can manipulate the way how the bronze settles on your skin. This gives room to the 3D like tan that the Jenners have popularized.
  • Bronzers are a key to getting the dark hues right. If you’re not sure about trying out some self-tanning then bronzers is the next best cosmetics agent. With a dab of this powder on your skin, you can easily shift the tone. Much like a self-tanner, using a bronzer can help you achieve a more contoured appearance.
  • If you’re not keen on the makeup department, you may want to try out some bronzing balms. It’s a little different than bronzers as these concoctions work much like how BB creams do. With their thicker consistency and thick but non-greasy coverage, the bronzing balms are a good way to darken the pigmentation of your face.
  • Revamp your skin care regimen. At times, our bodies do miss out on the tender loving care which is why skin discoloration starts. It’s best to set aside some time for a full-body exfoliating session. It’s best to be keen on the neck and your chest areas as these spots tend to have the stark difference in color.

Difference in color should never get in the way of you being comfortable with yourself. With these little tidbits, you can surely achieve an even tone for any occasion.

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How to Achieve an Even Skin Tone Naturally

Having an even skin tone can be quite a difficult achievement to get nowadays. With our constant exposure to the sun, it’s a little unsettling how darker our skin gets day by day. While we can always turn to the long rows of commercial products available at a purchase, the thought of more chemicals on your skin can be daunting.

Woman Legs, Girl in Pink Cloth Fabric, Slim Leg Smooth SkinThere’s no need to worry as there is an alternative to getting even skin tone without having to dab commercial products onto your skin. You’ll be more relieved to hear that these are not only natural but can also be found at home. That’s like hitting two birds with one stone.

Here are the items to help you get the even ton without using commercial products:

  • Sugar and or salt to exfoliate. While we can’t use these crystals for your face, oatmeal soaked in olive oil should do the trick. Using salt or sugar with a helping of olive oil, scrub the mixture on your skin to cleanse it of the layer of dirt and dead skin cells. Exfoliating helps in clearing out the impurities thus getting you an even texture and complexion.
  • Kiwi can help lighten the dark circles under your eyes. This doesn’t mean it’s okay to skimp on the sleep though.
  • If you don’t have Kiwi, you can use green tea. Simply apply the cold tea bags on dark areas and let it sit for at least fifteen minutes before rinsing off.
  • When life gives you lemons, make use of lemon juice on your skin! Due to its natural acidity, this gives your skin a light exfoliation and you can benefit from a lighter and more radiant result. This is due to the presence of ascorbic acid, or vitamin c as we all know it, in the lemon juice.

With these simple steps, you can enjoy an even tone without having to spend so much or to make use of dubious ingredients.

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Natural Body Scrubs for A Smoother Skin

Finding the perfect skin care companion can be a little difficult especially if you’re leaning more on the organic or natural approach. With how saturated the market is with skin care products, sometimes media can showcase how obsolete home remedies or natural procedures are.

No need to beat yourself with this thought as going natural is not a bad idea. While it can be a little tricky and will need some time to get used to, using a natural body scrub can mean lesser chemicals introduced to your system.

With the trend to switch to natural, you’re not the only one who’s keen on avoiding the chemicals on their skin.

To pamper one’s face

Beautiful woman cleans the skin scrub on a white background isolWhile it has been said that using granules such as salt or sugar can help exfoliate, these same crystals are quite abrasive on your skin. You can use grounded oats drenched in neem oil or argan oil to exfoliate. It’s best to rinse the application with warm water to promote a fresh sensation on your skin.

Cleansing one’s body naturally

Now, our bodies have a much sturdier layer of skin which means oatmeal is not the best medium. Sugar or sea salt mixed into cold coconut or olive oil should do the trick. After a thorough scrubbing, it’s best to use some lotion to provide some moisture to your skin.

Can’t have chappy kisses

Your lips too need some exfoliating from time to time therefore whip out some oil mixed with brown sugar and some lemon juice. Gently rub this concoction on your lips and wipe off with a wet cloth. Make sure to apply some lip balm right after to avoid drying up your skin.

With these tips, you’re saving on skin care products and skimping out on strangely named chemicals applied to your skin. A smooth skin can always be acquired with the aid of nature.