SMART: PERSONAL FRESHNESS IS ESSENTIAL
grooming and basic beauty care begin in the
bathroom. Bathing can be fun, not a chore
and can make you feel fresh and glowing.
Personal freshness is essential for
everyone. The bacteria on the skin attacking
the sweat when it reaches the surface of the
skin cause body odor. Perspiration odor
doesn't start until about the age of 10,
when the special apocrine glands develop.
These are found mainly under the arms and
between the legs.
a week, take time to have a lazy bath night,
and turn it into a beauty treatment. Make
the bath water soft and sweet smelling by
adding some bubble bath, bath salts or bath
oils. Alternatively, you can soften the
water with a large spoonful or borax or
powdered water softener.
bath won't do you any good if you stay in it
so long, as soaking will dry your skin, or
if is too hot, as this too is very drying.
Twenty minutes is the longest you should
linger, and 38 o C(100 o F) is the highest
temperature you should have the water. If
you are not washing your hair, protect it
with a shower cap, as the steam will make
curly hair more frizzy or straight hair
you might need for your beautiful bath are:
- A loofah,
friction strap or mitt
- A sponge
- A back
- A nail
- A pumice
- Soap or
you are in a bath, rub yourself briskly with
a loofah, friction strap or back brush. This
makes your skin tingle, improving your
circulation and encouraging blemishes to
disappear, but be careful if you have
your feet thoroughly, and follow the foot
care routine. The hot steam of the bath will
open the skin pores on your face. If you
suffer from blackheads, you should be able
to press them out gently with your
fingertips and remove with a clean tissue.
Or try the new blackhead removal strips that
are available in the market.
you are relaxing in the bath, this is a good
time to apply a face mask- something you can
do occasionally than every week.
you are not giving yourself a facemask and
have oily skin, wash your face with soap and
water. If you have dry skin, spread
moisturizer on your face and let your steam
help it to sink into the pores. After your
bath, rub yourself dry briskly with a fairly
rough towel. Now is the time to deal with
unwanted body hair. It is a matter of
personal choice whether you get rid of on
your legs and under your arms.
are many ways of dealing with unwanted hair:
shaving, using a depilatory cream or lotion
or waxing. If using a depilatory cream,
follow the manufacturer's instructions
carefully. They may advise you not to use it
immediately after a bath.
if you are careful about the time you spend
in the bath and the temperature of the
water, your skin will still need help, after
your bath, to re-establish its correct
moisture balance. Use body lotion, and then
dust yourself with talc.
a bath, your nails are softened, and this is
a good time to give yourself a manicure and
and Honey Bath
soften and moisturize your skin).
warm water, one cup of powdered skimmed
milk, one teaspoon oil (baby or vegetable),
two teaspoons clear honey dissolved in one
cup hot water.
add all ingredients to water, then lie back
and relax for 20 minutes. Maintain the
temperature by adding hot water as
necessary. Don't dry too vigorously
bath for oily skin)
Warm water, two cups of sea salt, additional
Ten minutes in all (five in the water).
Pour the two cups of salt into bath water to
dissolve. Meanwhile, massage the additional
salt over your body with the loofah or
friction mitt. Get into the bath, rinse away
the salt and soak for five minutes. Use
plenty of body lotion afterwards.
and revive you)
Tepid water, two tablespoons dried mint
leaves steeped in boiling water for one hour
then strained so that only water goes into
Add the mint infusion after running the
bath. Don't have the water too deep as this
will dilute the benefits. Lie back for the
first few minutes. Wash briskly with the
loofah or friction strap or mitt for the
remaining five minutes.
How to Fall Asleep Easily & Naturally!!
- No More Tossing and Turning
- No More Insomnia
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Sleep Naturally and Wake Up Refreshed!
Even losing sleep a few nights a week can significantly impair your ability to function and decrease the quality of your life. You know by now how you feel without a proper sleep: fatigue, irritability and a loss of concentration are high on the side effects list for insomnia.