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Drink it For Beauty and Health

Most people are aware of the healthful properties of green tea. Its powerful anti-oxidant qualities help to defend the body against naturally occurring particles called free radicals that have been associated with speeding up the aging process and the onset of major diseases. Free radicals exist in the environment and exposure to second hand smoke, other pollution and even too much sun exposure can raise the level of free radicals in the blood. But, clinical evidence has found that the powerful anti-oxidants found in green tea can protect your health, and make your skin look younger.

Green tea’s anti-inflammatory properties can help firm up your skin, improve the elasticity and brighten its appearance. It has sun protection qualities, it’s known to be effective in treating acne, and drinking several cups each day can help you to lose weight by boosting metabolism and encouraging fat oxidation.

Here are some ways to add green tea to your beauty regimen:

o Drink it either hot or cold but without sugar as this cancels the healthful qualities of the tea
o Take it as a supplement
o Green Tea Spritzer: Gently steep two green tea bags in two cups of distilled water for about an hour at room temperature. It’s better to make this in small amounts as you need it because the tea will eventually lose its potency when left exposed to the air. Pour the tea into a clean bottle and store in the refrigerator.
o Spritz some green tea on your skin before applying your basic zinc-oxide based sun screen.
o Green tea will soothe a sun burn. Spray it on your skin after too much sun exposure
o Use it to prevent bad breath by rinsing your mouth with it, or brush your teeth with a paste of green tea and baking soda.
o Apply it to your skin before you moisturize in the morning. You will begin to notice improvement in your skin’s appearance in a few weeks after daily use.

While you can purchase many beauty products that already contain green tea extracts, it’s better to make your own so that you can be sure that the tea is fresh and that the healthful qualities in the tea have not been oxidized.

Whether you are looking for an acne cure, a boost to your weight loss plan or you just want to keep your skin looking its best, green tea is one of nature’s treasures that can help you stay healthy and beautiful.

Better Self Image For Beauty

If you start looking through your makeup case along with your clothing, you may well be reminded of a few of your purchases you made that were not the solution to reaching your beauty ambitions. Make use of the recommendations below to update your approach to beauty as a way to improve a healthy attitude and reduce beauty worries.

Bare in mind that a bad self-image can be expressed by not taking any steps to improve your look as well as by being expressed by an obsession with trying to achieve perfect beauty, you’ll want to find a happy medium. If you’re wearing sweatpants every day and forgetting to shower and maintain basic hygiene, a better self-image can assist you in making you looking and feeling your best.

If you are constantly purchasing clothing, makeup, looking through magazines to find a new item to try to change your look, it’s likely that an improved self-image will increase your perception of your beauty rather than continuing your constant searching for the perfect look. Take a moment to decide what achieving your idea of beauty will mean to you in your life in terms of what goals you believe you’ll be better able to attain. Determine whether beauty might not be only one aspect of rather than the reason you’re being held back from achieving your goals by writing other factors and events that you believe could help you achieve those goals.

Instead of looking in beauty magazines, spend time out and about in your own neighborhood looking at other people of your approximate age and gender to determine what looks you envy or wish you could emulate in order to avoid creating unreasonable expectations of matching a magazine image. If you are constantly thinking about about your looks, and there is nothing you can do about it, yet you are still obsessing about it, consider whether some sort of mental health assistance or counseling might help you establish a way of re-framing your thoughts about your appearance.

If you can do something about a particular aspect of your appearance, set up a plan to achieve the appearance improvement you desire, including saving extra money to pay for a particular procedure such as a nose job if that’s what you have in mind. Don’t use current savings or cut into your savings schedule to pay for these desired treatments, instead challenge yourself to spend less in order to save for the procedure. You may decide that you are content with your look when you consider how long it took you to save up for it.

The Relation Between Beauty and Health

Beauty is a term that can often get categorized as a superficial term, but it’s not quite that simple. This term can mean a lot of things and believe it or not it can have a strong impact on our lives.

Beauty isn’t always about how you look, although it definitely is sometimes; it can also be about how you feel. In fact some feel that it can be a big component behind good health. You may wonder how beauty can be related to health; for most people feeling and looking better gives a big boost of confidence which impacts a variety of things. People with more confidence are generally happier, feel more well-liked, are more outgoing, friendly, positive and they will likely perform better at things like a job interview.

The nice thing is that when you get into a good routine of taking care of yourself — getting regular exercise, good sleeping habits and eating well — you will look and feel better. You will enjoy the feeling and the look this healthy lifestyle provides and it is easier to keep up the good habits. On the flip side when you’re feeling down and unattractive it’s easier to say I already don’t feel good about myself I’ll have that extra serving of dessert or I’ll skip my walk today; it doesn’t matter anyway. If this goes on too long it can have a strong impact on your life and your daily interactions.

We all have moments that can interrupt a good, healthy cycle in our lives. Things like pregnancy can have an impact because of the hormone changes, weight gain, swelling and thoughts of lasting effects like stretch marks. There are many other things that happen in day to day life that can make us slip or give us an “excuse” to give up our good habits or quit taking good care of ourselves. But don’t give in to this when you know you can look and feel better with just a few changes.

Beauty doesn’t have to mean looking like a cover model. Everyone needs to find their own sense of beauty; you’ll know it when you find it, as long as you’re not striving for perfection, and you can find it by taking good care of yourself. When you truly take good care of yourself you’ll be happier, healthier and able to thrive — the beauty will show from within.

Stop Smoking For Beauty and Health

I have been smoking since I was 13 years old. Started like most people, because it’s cool, my older sister is doing it, why can’t I? The problem is, when you first start out, your body is strong and nothing has really harmed your lungs and mind and heart the way smoking does, so you can take the punch for a very long time.

But when you get older and you really become an addict of smoking cigarettes the big battle starts. Most younger people I talk to about the addiction has the same (his talking non-sense state of mind), and I think personally this is the downfall of many.

My most recent shock treatment was my neighbor at my business. He is about 5 years older than I am and he smokes between 20 and 30 a day. All was fine and one day I saw him with a massive swelling in his neck. He said it started small and in one weeks time it just swelled up bigger that a tennis ball. Cancer of the mucous glands, caused by smoking. The time he found out about it is actually to late, the cancer has spread through his whole body and he had to go for a lot of very harsh treatments, just to buy him more time.

The realization my neighbor was going through was that he had 3 young daughters and wife that he was going to leave behind. He started sorting out his business so his wife would be able to run it from home and had to get a lot of things in order, before he… DIES!! Imagine for one moment being is his shoes. In the prime of your life, everything to live for and the one thing that you thought was a comfort when you stress out or just want to relax or have a coffee and smoke. This long time friend turns on you in your prime and robs your children of a father, your wife/husband of a life time friend. Everything you have done up to now for nothing.

Now, why do we still do it? Why can’t we kick this habit? It’s actually so easy, we just make it hard. It’s all in the mind, the physical addiction to nicotine it not the problem, that’s over in one week. The problem is the habits that go with the addiction. The party where you have the smoke and drink. The friends you built up in your life, who mostly smoke. The morning coffee and smoke. The time killer, ice breaker you made yourself believe smoking helps you with.

But if you just make a shift of mind and start focusing on the bad things smoking causes and start cultivating a hateful relationship with your deadly ex-friend. Focus on the smelly clothes and fingers. The awful smelling and tasting breath you started getting use to.

The shortness of breath when you walk to fast or climb a staircase. Not smelling or tasting like you have to and most important, do you want to take the chance of ending your great life earlier that you have to and even maybe ending it very sick and stuck on machines to help you breath, just go visit the cancer ward at you local hospital, it’s scary man!!

My wake up came with my neighbors sad story and then I got a lump in my neck, went to the doctor and had a bit of a talk with him about cancer and he confirmed how dangerous smoking is, because he told me that I shouldn’t only think smoking will cause cancer in the mouth area, smoking runs through the blood and tends to pop up cancer all over the body.