Daily living exposes us to many skin irritants and harsh chemicals. Exposure to environmental irritants is unavoidable. The skin has to deal with sun exposure, pollution, sweat, and to top it all pore clogging makeup. A pore is basically a duct in the skin. This duct is attached to the sebaceous glands that produce sebum. As compared to dry or normal skin, oily skin is more prone to a pore blockage, because of which bacteria tend to thrive in the duct. Bacteria presence ultimately leads to whiteheads and blackheads and even acne if allowed to thrive. This is bad news for oily skin, as pores get clogged more due to the tendency of the skin to secrete oil. Using pore cleansing gels like Medik8 can help leave the skin feeling and looking squeaky clean. A pore cleanse gel can work effectively to manage the main concerns of oily skin while providing anti-ageing benefits, with both AHA and BHA acids.
Besides off the shelf gels some a number of ingredients available in the house can clean the skin and unclog the pores. Try a parsley water rinse on a daily basis. Just soak washed parsley in a bowl of boiling water. Once the water cools just soak some cotton wool or a washcloth in the cooled water and apply it on the face for 10 to 15 minutes. Parsley is a natural astringent and draws out impurities and toxins from the pores. Lemon is another astringent that pulls out dirt and excess oil from the pores. It works great for oily skin.
Another way to unclog the pores is through steaming. Warm steam cleanses your pores by causing you to sweat, which opens the pores and helps push any dirt and debris out. Adding parsley or even some lemon rind uses the astringent quality of these ingredients in cleaning out the dirt.
Masks help clear out debris lying under the surface of the skin. When pores are clogged for too long, the skin starts to look dull and loose it’s natural lustre. Applying a deep cleansing mask restores the natural sheen to the skin as the dirt is pulled out with the help of the ingredients in the mask and the skin is moisturised and hydrated.
Technology comes at a price. A price paid heavily by nature. As we keep building and expanding, we forget all about our need for nature and all that it provides. With limited exposure to plants and greenery, it becomes really important to connect with nature. Ancient wisdom considers being in nature a part of man’s daily life and living. Since we cannot be a part of nature at all times, we can atleast try and make a daily connection.
Take your car out and go for a drive with the windows rolled down. Make sure the drive is amidst nature and ensure that incase of an emergency the car is well fitted with a towbar. Westcott Towbars has a great range of Bullbars, Roobars, Canopies and Trays, Cargo Barriers, Front Protection Bars, Ladder Racks, Roof Racks, Tradesman Racks, Spotlights and Towbars throughout the Perth region.
Go for a daily run or walk in the park or just take the kids for an hour of play at the park. Walk barefoot in the grass or sit with your feet touching the grass. Research has shown that stress around the eyes reduces if you gaze long enough at green plants. So go ahead and feast your eyes and senses for more more clarity and better vision. Put your hand on the trunk of a tree and see how steady your breath becomes in no time. Continue for 10 minutes and you will find that both mind and body reach a point of calm acceptance.
Bring in nature indoors. Add some lovely green plants and the air in the house starts to clean up naturally. Turning up he soil to loosen it, is a wonderful way to touch and feel the earth. Make it a weekly ritual and see the difference in your life. As you connect with the earth, you send happy vibrations out and more of the same starts to come back to you in other ways. Tend to a veggie patch or an herb garden, play in the sand or make mud pies with little ones. Just as sinking your bare feet into the earth will ground you, so will digging into it with your hands.
Being healthy is every woman’s right. Unfortunately it is a right, most compromised by us. Jam packed schedules leave most of us picking up the first thing available easily and effortlessly. We know if it is coming out of a cardboard box, the nutrition value is equivalent to the cardboard container holding the food, yet we do just that. Open the packet, pour the contents and tell ourselves we had something of substance.
Healthy food is prepared fresh. The keyword here is “fresh” not something that was lying in the shelf for months. No it is not that difficult and does not require any pre-planning to get nutritious and healthy food in every meal. Fill your body with goodness from one of the hundreds of cafes, restaurants, juicers, and more in Perth. Looking for a dedicated vegan pizzeria, Paleo pub, organic grocer or cold-pressed juicer? You’ll find them at Green Goodness Co Juices, ready to nourish your body.
A great way to add a little bit of nutrition to everyday living is to opt for a cold pressed glass of juice. Instead of ordering dinner just put your feet up and order a freshly pressed glass of juice. If you have some stamina then just take out a glass of juice yourself.
The juice gives you the required nutrients for the day and it shoots right into the bloodstream giving you a much needed energy boost and leaves you refreshed. Trust me, this mid afternoon or evening snack will leave you charged to actually whip up a nutritious meal for the evening. Make sure you add a leafy green to the everyday glass so that the daily needs are met.
Secondly throw those cereals that come out of a box. Leave them aside so you are not tempted to pick up one. Load the refrigerator with tons of fresh organic fruit. Make sure bananas are in the list. The humble banana is loaded with goodness. Kickstart the day with the banana. No preparation required, just reach out and take a few delicious bites. Try not to combine fruits. The banana keeps you going for a good hour or so before you have something “substantial”. Bananas are extremely healthy and delicious.They contain several essential nutrients, and have benefits for digestion, heart health and weight loss.
There is nothing more rejuvenating than a weekend away from the noise and bustle of daily life. Renting out a holiday home or a relaxing weekend is quite rejuvenating. Even better is owning a beautiful home far away from the crowd – a home where you just walk in and relax. No bother of cleaning up or clearing. Private Properties has the finest selection of short-stay holiday properties in the state of Australia.They have a reputation for excellence when it comes to matching families and friends to the perfect holiday accommodation.
Selecting the right home away from home is easy. Companies offer a wide range of selection from a stunning view across a beach, a private pool, or a place to watch the kangaroos at sunset. You can take your pick. It is great to know that there is a place to vacation whenever the need strikes.
A second home or vacation home can also provide additional income. If you rent out your second home for 14 days or less over the course of a year, that rental income is tax-free – plus you can charge what you feel like. In the peak season this can actually mint money.
There are some tax benefits of owning a second home. When it comes to owning a second home, the interest on your mortgage is deductible. The same rules that come with writing off mortgage interest for your first home apply to your second.
By heading to the same place often, you get to really see a place and know the surroundings as well as the people. A second home is great way to know more about the local culture and people.
If the vacation property is located in a popular are, it will appreciate simply because of the geographic value. Consider this as a long term investment.
Some vacation properties double up as a retirement home for the longer run. If this is at the back of your mind, check basics and amenities offered by the rental property. The main idea behind owning a rental home for retirement is to have a place of retreat. the second home allows you to experience the benefits and also to make amends if it does not match up to expectations.