Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Beautiful Skin!

I found a really nice article today on skin care that I thought you might enjoy! The picture to the right is not a part of her article. It's a side shot of myself on a really bad day - like today! :]

Anyway! I hope you enjoy the article!

The Key To Having Beautiful Skin

by Linda Farington

It is never too late to have beautiful skin. Cleaning and
moisturizing your skin on a regular basis is the key to keeping
your skin looking healthy and supple. With so many products on
the market today, it is very confusing to know which ones to use
and which ones to avoid. It can be a real case of trial and
error when it comes to finding out which one will work for you.

What To Look For In A Skin Cleanser

Keeping your skin clean is one of the most important steps to
having beautiful skin. There are many products available for
this process. When choosing the right product, one needs to keep
in mind what type of skin they have, what areas they will be
using the product on, and how often the product can be used. The
best types of skin cleansers are the ones you can use all over
your body.

While you can get a different product for your face,

body, and feet, an all in one product can save you money. For
those with very dry skin, an exfoliating cleanser will help to
rid your skin of debris, leaving it feeling and looking supple
and fresh.

For those with oily skin, it is best to avoid
cleansers with an extra
moisturizer in them. Many of these
products can leave the skin
feeling greasier than it did prior
to washing. Make-up users should
make sure the skin cleanser
that they choose is able to be used on
a daily basis. This
offers you the ability to clean your face each day
of the debris
and harsh chemicals that make-up products can leave behind.

Keeping You Skin Most and Looking Young

One of the main components to having young supple skin is
keeping it moisturized. Your moisturizer should match your skin
type. Oily skin still needs proper vitamins and moisturizing,
but not as often as dry skin.

Choosing a product is fairly
simple, once you know which category
your skin is. There are
also plenty of products on the market today
that are designed
for those with many skin types that are designed
to be used all
over the body. Vitamin E creams and those with
collagen in them
are the most essential to look for. Collagen is
the key to
keeping skin looking young and vibrant.

Is There A Miracle Skin Regime

There is no single wonder product that can promise to make your
skin beautiful. The key to having and keeping beautiful, young
looking skin is to take care of it. Applying many healthy habits
into your life accomplishes this.

Eating well for proper body
function is the easiest to do. The next
important factor is to
make sure to protect your skin from sun and
wind damage. A
simple cleansing and moisturizing regime, with the
use of a
sunscreen, can easily help to maintain the integrity of your
skin for many, many years. So, no matter what you choose to use
and how much spend, the key to having healthy skin is living a
healthy lifestyle.

About the author:
Linda Farington writes weight loss, diet plan, health, beauty
and general well-being articles for the Lose Weight Reviews
website at www.loseweightreviews.com

Monday, April 28, 2008

The battle over insect repellents...

Everyone has their favourite repellents. Some prefer natural methods and others wouldn't be caught dead without DEET. What I find interesting is very few every agree on which product works best.

When I was a kid, my dad swore by Avon's Skin So Soft and "OFF". You should never enter the woods without one or the other.

If you search the net, you'll find people who swear neither of the above are all that effective and insist it's military grade or nothing.

As for me, when push comes to shove I prefer natural methods. When I was field testing Avon's SSS Bug Expedition (see previous entry) and it failed, I was stuck in the woods with only one thing - a dropper bottle of my homemade yarrow tincture. I pulled it out and smothered my body with it. Guess what worked? Yip! Yarrow!

If you ever want to try it, order some dried yarrow from a herbal place. Fill half a quart jar with the dried herb, then fill the jar to the top with 100 proof vodka. Let it sit for 6 weeks. Remember to shake the jar every day. At the end of the 6 weeks, strain it out with cheese cloth and either put it back in that jar or order dropper jars from Mountain Herbs or another company you like.

I don't make a profit from Mountain herbs, so this isn't a sales gimmick. I order all my herbal supplies from them. The shipping is steep, but it's the only place I've found to order from.

Anyway, for those who would like to try a more natural route you might want to check out Learning Herbs for some more cool ideas! This guy offers free home study courses and videos to learn from. I think it's the best on the net.

Make it a great day!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Wonder Oil!!!!

When I was little, I could never figure out why dad used Skin So Soft as an insect repellent and I used it in my bath to see if I could slip down the drain.

Then I got older and discovered Skin So Soft could be used for even more stuff, like:
  • Make-up remover!
  • Removes chewing gum from hair and skin!
  • It's a natural wood conditioner!
  • Removes crayon marks!
  • Is a paint brush cleaner!
  • Removes lime and hard water deposits from windows!
  • Cleans and prevents dashboards from cracking!
  • Removes tar spots from car finishes and won't hurt the finish!
  • You can even use it in your wash water when cleaning cabinets and it will keep ants off and out!
Naturally, all these tips means a ton of field testing on my part! :] The three I've chosen are: Keeping out the ants, using it to keep fleas and ticks off my cats and lastly, to keep wasps and hornets off my porch and Good Medicine Camp! I have a heck of a time with bees up there!

Anyway, keep checking back for my field notes! Hopefully, I'll be able to get some good videos of my tests! I'll also be posting more uses for the wonder oil!

Meanwhile, if you want to grab some SSS to test out yourself, the above price is only good till May 5. Or! Find someone you know and see if they have a bottle they're not using and do some testing yourself! :]

Make it a great day!

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Field Test is over....

and it lasted a whole 15 minutes! Click here for my review of SSS Bug Guard Expedition Unscented!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Coming of the Tick!

That line rather says it all! Anyway, rather than write about ticks, I decided to test out my new software toy and record it. Click here to listen to my little tip!