Friday, June 16, 2006

Tips for Clear, Beautiful Skin

It’s hard to feel beautiful when you have pimples. Maybe you feel like you’ve tried everything to clear your skin. But having clear skin is not as hard as you might think.

Follow these tips and you’ll see clear, beautiful skin appear in no time!

First of all, if your skin is not clean it can never be clear. Wash your face in the morning when you wake up, and again before bedtime. Use an antibacterial facial soap – there are many good products on the market these days, priced to suit any income.

Do not wash your face more than two times every day. Over-cleansing can dry out your skin, which can cause your pores to produce more oil.

Use your fingertips or a washcloth. Don’t...

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Getting Rid Of Acne: Chemical And Homemade Remedies

Basics of acne treatment

a) Topical agents- Acne can be treated effectively with topical agents, although the response sometimes is very slow.

b) Cosmetics- Abstain from cosmetics causing skin irritation. Use water-based and non-comedogenic cosmetics. Avoid greasy ointments and vegetable oils, parabens, lanolin, glycol, alcohol, petroleum oils and oleic acid in cosmetics.

c) Oils- Oils, like coconut oil, jojoba oil, lavender oil (soothes and heals scars) and tea tree oil (fights infection due to it’s antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties) are good for acne.

c) Diet- Avoid fried, greasy and sweet foods and foods with iodine (fish and iodized salt). Include extra doses of vitamin A in your diet after consulting a dietician.

d) Cleansing and exfoliating- Develop a regular habit of skin cleansing. Remove all your make-up at bedtime. Exfoliate with a gentle scrub 3-4 times per week.

e) Hydration- Drink 8-10 glasses of water throughout the day. Increase intake of water rich fruits and vegetables like cucumber, melon etc. Water flushes out toxins from the body and opens up blocked pores.

f) Humidity- Avoid excessive humid conditions like saunas or ...

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Thursday, June 15, 2006

A Scrapbook Page To Celebrate Your Child's First Haircut

Here's a great idea for making a special 'first haircut' scrapbook page. Between the ages of about 12 and 18 months, a baby boy or girl may go for their first hair cut. You've probably seen that there are many children's hair salons that offer special deals for a child's first visit.

They have a special chair, take a photo or even video the visit -- and then later you take away the photo or video and a lock of hair as a keepsake.

So why not create a scrap book page to celebrate this event in a special way!Here are some tips...

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Choosing The Perfect Scrapbook

So you’ve decided that you want to start scrapbooking. You head to the craft store and eventually wander to the aisle(s) filled with scrapbook supplies.

Obviously, the first thing you need to but is the book itself. Then you realize something…you’ve never scrapbooked before…

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Release Some Tension...Spend Some Time In Your Garden

Gardening can be one of the most rewarding and relaxing hobbies that you can engage in. Picture a beautiful spring day, the sweet smell of grass in the air and you get to go out and work the soil and prepare your garden.

One of the fascinating things about gardening is that you can start with a small seed and grow anything you want.

Whether you’re interested in gardening to grow flowers and

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Landscape Painting Tips For Beginners

There is something quite magical about painting outdoors. I feel comfortably secluded with nature having an almost spiritual connection when I paint a landscape. Landscape painting is a passion of mine. I would like to share some tips and techniques that I have become accustomed to using over the years.

My first bit of advice - try not to get overwhelmed by the scene in front of you. I recall when I first began painting landscapes I tried to copy everything exactly as I saw it

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