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Tips On Protecting Your Skin from Aging

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Our skin is usually pretty good at staying healthy as it constantly regenerates and sheds cells. Over time, and after years of chemical and sun damage, the new skin cells may not be quite as good as their older counterparts. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to give your skin the boost it needs to look young and healthy.

Mind the Sun: UV radiation is a major threat to skin. While we may see the effects of overexposure immediately in the form of a sunburn, constant, unprotected exposure to the sun will also have negative effects on skin later in life. It is never too early, or too late, to be diligent about sun protection. If you love spending time outdoors, invest in a good sunscreen as well as SPF makeup. If you are already starting to see the effects of sun damage or happen to forget your sun protection for a day, serum Vitamin C can help soothe inflammation, protect your skin from free radicals and repair damaged cells.

You Are What You Eat, and Drink: A healthy diet has both short and long-term effects on skin. Make sure that you are getting plenty of nutrients and vitamins, especially as you become busier with work and family responsibilities. It is also important to drink enough water to keep your skin hydrated.

Invest in a Hyaluronic Acid Serum: Serums are packed with potent ingredients that can help protect your skin from aging. Among the most effective of these ingredients is hyaluronic acid, which is a powerful hydrating agent. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in healthy skin and acts as a plumping agent by holding up to 1000 times its water weight. In case you are wondering where to buy hyaluronic acid, it can be found in plenty of various skin care and regeneration products like creams and serums.

While it is not possible to reverse time, you can combat the negative effects of aging on your skin.

Hey all! Big thanks to Katy Blevins for handing over the reins to me at the end of 2017 to fulfill my new years resolution to write...often! Based in Miami, you can find me blogging about family life as a mother of two young kids. But i'll also continue the Chaos and Kiddos theme of business, fashion, parenting, product reviews, and...well, I could go on and on.

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How To Teach Your Child To Brush His Teeth

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Good dental practice begins at home, but every child needs the correct guidance to get started on the right dental routine. Up to 40% of children have cavities by the time they reach kindergarten and as your child’s baby teeth act like guides for their permanent ones, it is better for them to learn how to fight tooth decay and learn good dental practices from an early age.

Dr. Gary Lunn firmly advocates that good oral hygiene should begin before the child’s first tooth even appears. Parents have to ensure that the baby’s gums are kept clean and healthy, but the key to teaching your child how to brush their own teeth begins with making the whole process fun.

Allow your child to pick out their own toothbrush. Getting them to brush twice a day can be quite the challenge, and toothbrushes now come in a variety of colours, cartoon characters and sizes – all to make them more attractive to children. Even fluoride toothpastes are packaged attractively, available in different colours, shapes, flavours and some even have sparkly bits in them! Just ensure that the toothpastes have the ADA seal of approval.

Teach your child if they are below the ages of 3 to put a small amount of toothpaste on their brush – just about the size of a grain of rice. As they get older, between the ages of 3 and 6, they can upgrade to a pea sized amount, all under your supervision.

They should brush their teeth at a 45 degree angle, and brush the outer section of their teeth, the inner sections as well as the chewing areas of their teeth in short, gentle back and forth movements. The inner section of their front teeth can be cleaned by tilting the brush vertically with short up and down movements.

Parents must take great care to teach their young ones to spit after brushing to avoid swallowing the toothpaste.

To make brushing their teeth a daily, regular habit – this practice should be part of your family schedule. A family that brushes their teeth together, has healthier teeth longer.

If you are teaching them to brush on their own, play their favourite tunes, ensuring that they keep cleaning their pearly whites for the duration of the song – which should preferably be two minutes long. You can even create a reward chart – where the child gets a gold star or some equivalent symbol for having successfully brushed their teeth twice a day. The reward system works as a wonderful motivator for children to achieve their goals, and soon you will find that this habit becomes a regular one, even without a chart as the children get older.

You can even set a timer to make sure that your children don’t lose track of time.

However, to establish the great oral hygiene practices, it is best to schedule dental appointments so your dentist can educate the children about their teeth and how best to take care of them.

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How To Keep High Energy All Day At Work

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Whether we like it admit or not, having to go to work is something that a majority of people have to do. We all have to make a living – and kudos to those who have found their passion in life and were able to make a living out of it. Bravo.

However, for those who may not be as passionate about their particular job and need a bit of positivity to stay productive throughout the day then in this article, we have briefly laid out a few activities you can do to keep your mind alert and to keep your focus from waning.

Sometimes the secret is just in the equipment and furniture you have. In implementing these activities throughout the day you will significantly help to speed up the time that you are there is work.

# 1 Briefly Get Up and Walk Around

This may sound somewhat esoteric but getting up, especially if you are sitting behind a computer or laptop all day, could prove to be very helpful to you in a few ways. Letting the blood flow throughout the body and just moving around will get the mind to relax and will better have your thoughts flow a bit better – more so than had you remained in your chair all day.

Now before we continue we are just saying a few minutes, like 2 to 3, so don’t get out of your seat and walk to the park.

# 2 Drink Plenty of Water

Water is something that a vast amount of us overlook. It is incredibly salient that you drink adequate amounts of water throughout the day to keep the mind focused.

Water will help to keep you hydrated, and as a result, you will have better concentration. And if you want to add something to your water try a sliced lemon or some cucumbers.

# 3 Have The Right Office Furniture

This is especially true and important for the individuals who are typing, researching or sitting down all day. Sitting down all day is terrible for your health and your body. If you are going to sit down all day, it is essential that you have the right chairs.

There are many ergonomic chairs that your place of business can invest in, and it would prove most valuable to you and the company if they could provide the right furniture for the workers.

Work Hard Play Hard

Sometimes the best thing to do while working hard is to take a few minutes and walk away from a task at hand to have a better vision and clear view of what needs to be done.

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Another Alternative To Smoking

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There is no secret that smoking causes cancer. Tobacco companies have longed advertised this on many of their boxes and billboards. It can be difficult trying to get a loved one off of these highly addictive sticks, but vaping is looking to be a get substitute for those who are very much addicted to cigarettes.

Now, are vapers healthier than cigarettes? The jury is still out on that, and numerous research papers and study cases would prove that vaping is not as harmful as cigarettes whereas there are researchers that show that vaping is very harmful and as harmful as cigarettes.

However, for this particular article, we have taken the liberty to explain why vaping is an excellent substitute for cigarettes lovers and how it can slowly get someone you love off of hat very nasty habit.

Now to be frank and fair cigarettes have longed advertised they are deadly sticks and the idea that people smoke them is of their own volition. However, nicotine is a very addictive chemical, and it is for this reason that one who is trying to get a loved one off of the stick should work offering them the e-cig.

The e-cig resembles a cigarette and has the added benefit of also offering the same taste like a cigarette. Now is it entirely the same taste as a cigarette?

Unfortunately the answer is NO.

However, this could very well be a significant step in the right direction. Addictions are very hard to fight even when you have an active support group like a loving family behind you. These battles are not won overnight. They may take months to possibly years.

And with an addiction, that battle is even more so severe as the person is in a constant struggle with themselves.

This is more the reason to try as many alternatives as possible to help assist that loved one in their battles. Addiction can be won at the end of the day, but it can only be won if you consider all available options and place them on the table.

Are we saying that vaping is healthier than cigarettes and is somehow a panacea for those who are smoking addicts?

No, we are not saying that. But what we can attest is that many people who have been trying to give up the stick have opted for the e-cig and have been able to put that stick behind them

 

Looking To Quit?

If you are looking to quit smoking, then there are many e-Cig brands you can come across that will help assist you in your endeavors. The e-Cig is perhaps one of the best alternatives to smoking as it offers small amounts of nicotine to the individual.

These small doses of nicotine in the e-Cig is what causes the person to slowly but gradually get over their addiction. Proponents believe that the e-cig is a get start to easing one of the cigarettes.

There are a plethora of e-Cig brands to choose from, such as the:

 

Now there are other alternatives to quitting smoking which doesn’t solely revolve around the use of vaping as some of the examples above. Such as herbal methods, natural methods or good old willpower. Ultimately willpower is at the heart of this, as it is at the heart of any other discipline in life. Perhaps it all comes down to this, really.

But for those who may not have the will or indeed the desire to go through with any of these the vaping is genuinely one of the best ways to get your loved ones off of smoking.

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