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Why You Should Drink More Water This Season

Can you feel the summer heat? With the leaves turning much greener for this season, you’ll notice the very distinct rise in the temperature. With a hot blazing sun to coerce you to spend some time at the beach; that’s what most individuals think about summer. It’s no surprise you’d be dishing out the chilled drinks to keep yourself cool for this time of the year.

drinking-water-filter-singapore-1235578_1280While we can always take a dip at the beach, it’s still very important to drink water. With the climate going up, you’ll want to drink twice the normal amount for this season. If you’re a little challenged on getting more than the prescribed 8 glasses of water daily, you’ll want to think twice if you know the harm that too much heat can do to your skin.

With the hotter days on our way, your body expends more sweat to keep your body cool. This means that your overall water in your body is diminished drastically.

Your skin also takes a beating since your body tries to produce more sweat. Having a low water intake can cause your skin to shrivel up in certain areas due to dehydration.

One big downfall with missing out on replenishing much of your fluids is how your body malfunctions. You’ll end up being susceptible to high fevers or experience vomiting. Another concern would be short breaths and even cause seizures.

If you’re not accustomed to drink a lot of water, it’s good to have a glass every hour. You may find it a difficult task to commit to but being able to watch over your water intake in such a hot season is going to help your body cope. A glass of water can go a long way especially with how hot the summer is going to be.

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Fresh Juice to Nourish Your Skin

With the summer heat doing so much damage your skin, there are just so much products to apply to keep your skin in tip top condition. Some of the season’s ideal approach would be to make use of copious amounts of moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated. Another matter would be using sun tan to avoid further damage when you’re out and about under the sun.

beverage-15706_1280With so many products making use of various unknown chemicals, you’re not the only whose been quite keen on what they apply on their skin. A good alternative to keep your skin in check is to make use of fresh juice. While you don’t really need to apply this particular juice to the skin itself, using fresh and natural juices from fruits and vegetables can help your body be at its best.

If you’re eager to know just what juices (be it a drinking kind or those that can be applied to your skin) you can make use to keep your body at its best, during summer or any other season, you can refer to the listed juices to complement your lifestyle:

  • You can make use of carrots, grapefruits, papaya and cucumber to help fight off the skin’s signs of aging.
  • If you’d like to moisturize your skin, you can add in some lettuce.
  • Lemon helps in lightening your skin while tomato aids in controlling oily skin.
  • If you’d like to exfoliate your skin, you can make use of apple, milk, lemon and even grapes. You can also remove dead skin and blackheads with these ingredients.
  • Yogurt helps in exfoliating your skin but aids in strengthening your skin due to the amino acids it contains.
  • Don’t hesitate on using cucumber in your juices, there’s a reason why cucumber slices are great to soothing the skin around your eyes.

It’s best to let the juice set on your skin before washing it off with lukewarm or cold water. This will aid your skin on absorbing much of the juice’s nutrients to help nourish your skin.

Hair Treatment after Sunbathing

With the summer season right around the corner, a lot of individuals are preparing their selves for some time under the sun. It’s no surprise to see a lot of people basking under the sun as summer is the high time to getting your much needed tan.

girl-1286993_1280While sunbathing is one of the most cost efficient, if not tedious, approach to getting a tan, you might be neglecting some other parts of your body that is exposed to the intense heat. This happens to be your hair; which absorbs as much of the summer sun as you continue to lie under it.

The sun can do a lot of damage to your hair if you’re not careful. In worst case scenarios, you’d end up with brittle and dry hair over a lovely tan. No one really wants that combination thus you’ll need some post-tanning session care for your hair.

To get the ball rolling, here are some tips to help you on keeping great hair after a lofty time under the sun.

  • You can make use of specific hair care products that were crafted to aid your hair during the summer days. These products such as the Rene Furterer Protective Summer Oil aid in hydrating and nourishing your hair after being in under sun. A more natural approach would be using safflower oil as it not only lessens hair fall and baldness but also keeps your hair hydrated.
  • You can also put on some leave on conditioner while you sunbathe. It’s best to wrap your hair with a towel to not only protect it from further damage but also to aid in getting the nutrients from the conditioner absorbed easily.
  • Avoiding blow drying your hair. While this is a clear cut tip, it’s best not to put your hair under more heat than necessary.

With these tips, you’re good to go on looking your best for summer.

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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.