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.
- 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.
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.
Due 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.
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.
Why 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:
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.
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.
Sunburns 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.
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.
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.