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The Basics of Skin Care

Le 20 janvier 2017, 04:47 dans Humeurs 0

With so many skin care products and remedies available on the market sometimes it is important to get back to the basics of skin care. Healthy skin is not difficult to achieve if your fundamental skin care routine is correct.


For starters you should keep your skin clean. If your skin is dry or oily, look for products designed for your type of skin. It is not necessary for it to be "squeaky" clean, just make sure that all makeup and pollution is removed. Use a mild cleanser with lukewarm water and pat your skin dry. Your skin should not feel tight, just clean and without makeup or cleanser residue. A mild toner should be applied, followed by a mild moisturizer. In the morning, a good sunscreen should be applied after the moisturizer has dried. In the evening, skip the sunscreen but use the moisturizer.


Regular inspections and maintenance of the skin is important because you will be able to catch problems before they become major issues. If you notice many whiteheads or blackheads you should schedule a facial, or learn the proper steps to give yourself one at home. If you decide to remove them at home, have patience and do not get too aggressive on your skin. If you have pimples, acne or other signs of infection, you should see a dermatologist, but do not pop, squeeze or pick your pimple or acne. This rough handling will spread bacteria and infection and cause bruising. If you have overdone it and have injured your skin, use an antibacterial ointment for a day or so and avoid prolonged sun exposure (apply sunscreen to the affected areas) until the area is healed.


Hydration is also very important. Most people are dehydrated and don't even know it. A quick test to know if you are dehydrated is to look at the color of your urine. If it is not clear, then you are not drinking enough water. The long standing recommendation of a minimum of eight glasses of water per day is a good place to start. Another benefit of drinking that much water is that you will not have much room to drink the bad stuff, i.e., soda, coffee and alcohol.


Protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sun. Sunscreen should be used every day, even on cloudy days to avoid accelerating the aging process. Regular use of hats and sunglasses are a great way to protect the skin on your face. Always remember to apply sunscreen to the backs of your hands. The hands sometimes can age much faster than the rest of the body.


You should also inspect your makeup products. Make sure they are fresh and have not gone rancid. Different products expire at different times. For example, replace your mascara and liquid eyeliner every three months, or sooner if you find it is becoming clumpy. Liquid foundations should be tossed after six months or sooner, particularly if you notice the foundation is beginning to separate. Eye and lip pencils should be replaced every six to eight months. Lipsticks have the longest shelf life, but after a year or so, you should replace them. If you are not sure how old your products are, you should not take a chance, throw them out, but if you are tempted to try them, give them a quick sniff, you can sometimes smell when some products have gone bad, particularly liquid products (i.e. mascara and foundations).


Finally, take a look at your tools: makeup brushes, hair brushes, loofahs, sponges, tweezers, scissors and shavers. These items should be carefully inspected and cleaned at least once every month in a mild soapy solution (baby shampoo works great), and if necessary, replaced when they show signs of excessive wear. Sharp metal tools should be disinfected with alcohol. All of these items, if not properly taken care of can harbor bacteria that can lead to skin irritations, acne and other types of infection. In the case of sharp tools, such as razors, scissors and nippers, dullness or rust on the metal can cause injury and dangerous infections on the skin.


No matter how much money is spent on skin care products, if your basic skin care routine is lacking, you will not get the full benefits of the products. The above steps will help give you the foundation to maintain healthy skin.

Bifocal Contact Lenses

Le 15 décembre 2016, 05:20 dans Humeurs 0

Anyone who has needed prescription bifocal glasses in the past waited for years in order to be able to wear bifocal contact lenses. Bifocal contact lenses are now more than a wish for anyone who ever wanted to shed their bifocal glasses for the convenience and look of contacts. All bifocal contact lenses are designed to provide corrected vision to people who have a condition that is known as presbyopia. Presbyopia is farsightedness resulting from a reduced ability to focus caused by loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens with age and requires those who have it to wear bifocal contact lenses PolyU YouTube.


People who required something like bifocal contact lenses will often have to hold reading material or other reading material closer to the eyes in order to make out the words. Just about every maker of bifocal contact lenses is available in either a soft contact lens or a gas permeable contact lens. The latest in bifocal contact lens technology and development also allow contact lens wearers to choose disposable contact lenses that can be replaced after wearing them for just a short time. Some of the disposable contact lenses allow users to have new bifocal contact lenses for each day of the week.


Bifocal contact lenses are made similar to the way bifocal glasses were designed to offer wearers two different visions when looking in a particular direction. Bifocal contact lenses have two different strengths that correct nearsighted vision and farsighted vision. Each time a person puts on their bifocal contact lenses, he or she may take some time to get used to the way the two different powers blend when viewing various distances Mental Health Nursing BSc, but the eye adjusts quickly and any contrasting or blurred areas will be differentiated in no time.


Bifocal contact lenses can be made in different designs including concentric, alternating and simultaneous vision styles. Bifocal contact lenses that are made with the concentric design have the center part of the lens with the distance power and the outside portion of the lens has the closer power. Bifocal contact lenses that are made with the alternating vision style are quite similar to the way traditional bifocal eyeglasses are made with a line separating the two powers into the top half and the bottom half of the lens. Bifocal contact lenses made with the simultaneous vision style places the center of the lens over the cornea so that the two powers are split over the pupil and the eye trains itself to tell the difference between the powers that accommodate the proper vision necessary.


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7 Incredible Bugs With Man Faces

Le 16 novembre 2016, 04:52 dans Humeurs 0

The insect world never ceases to amaze. These colorful bugs boast familiar patterns like faces or tribal masks on their shields. While potential predators waste prescious time wondering whether it’s food, enemy or prey, the masked creatures plot their protection tactics or escape.


We take a look at seven of these insects that prove: Bug is beautiful!


1. These mini warriors have pretty smart warfare defences. Shield bugs, or stink bugs, have glands in their thorax (the part between the head and the abdomen) between their first and second pair of legs that produce a foul-smelling liquid construction equipment rental, which is used for defense and released when the bug feels threatened.

Black stink bug with white eyes and mouth


2. This is a picture example of how the sheild pattern resembles a face. Like a huge sign saying “don’t even think about it” to predators - including humans - the casperonian looks slightly grumpy, and for good reason. Just recently, scientists have discovered the nutritional value of edible stink bugs. They’re a good source of protein, fat, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Stink bug stew, anyone?

Yellow man-faced bug


3. In the photograph, this barca branca stink bug looks huge but it is only about 1 cm long in real life, making the markings on the mask all the more intricate.

Stink bug with brown and white mask


4. This too-sexy-to-be-eaten bug with his/her sunglasses is actually a crop pest. Known as cotton stainers, these bugs feed on cotton and get crushed with it during harvesting. Their red bodies leave stains, which are hard to remove Melbourne Polytech.

Cotton stainer with black sunglasses


5. These firebugs seem to huddle together to discuss their strategy. They are common in Europe and are also part of the cotton stainer family. Their scientific name is pyrrhocoris apterus.

Red firebugs


6. The Tomasz Gorny is another stink bug, also found in Europe, whose shield looks like it is made of leather.

Stink bug with leathery mask


7. This stink bug from Singapore looks like it’s carrying a gorilla-mask on its back. Amazing, isn’t it Hongkong data sim?

Stink bug with bluish gorilla mask

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