Maintaining Healthy Skin

Perhaps not everyone will really admit it but deep inside we all want healthy, glowing skin. When a person has healthy skin, that person will look young and yes, attractive. But maintaining healthy skin is not always easy.

Sometimes our bad habits get in the way. Sometimes we fail to even take the basic steps to nurture our skin. Sometimes the kind of skin type we have makes it a challenge to maintain it well. And then our skin can battle against allergy, infection, pimples and blackheads. We then have to find means to free our skin from these. How does one stay allergy-free or pimple and blackhead-free? Thankfully, the internet can be our ally in finding resources to stay free and be relieved from these skin problems. There are helpful articles like the one here http://motivational-tips.com/beauty/how-to-get-rid-of-blackheads-around-lips/ that could help you and me get rid of blackheads from around our lips.

Less we forget, here are the basic things we can do to take better care of our skin:

Eat well. In other words, eat healthy. The reality is we do become what we eat. What we eat affects our health and yes, our skin. Fruits, vegetables and whole grains are our best friends in keeping our skin healthy. Let’s not also forget to drink well – to drink plenty of water to keep our skin hydrated.

Say no to smoking. You really should. It is best to do so not just for your skin but for your overall health. Smoking causes damage to collagen and elastin. These fibers are responsible in giving your skin strength and and elasticity. Smoking makes your skin paler and can give you more wrinkles. Be warned as well that smoking can increase your risk of skin cancer. So really, please stop smoking if you are a smoker. But if you find it hard to stop, ask help from your doctor. You can beat smoking and be a healthier version of yourself.

Get serious in protecting your skin from the sun. According to Mayo Clinic: “A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems — as well as increase the risk of skin cancer.” We need then to really make the effort to protect our skin from too much sun exposure. Use sunscreen whenever you will be exposed under the sun (SPF 15 or higher) an re-apply after every 2 hours. Stay away from sun exposure from 10 am to 4 pm.

Be careful in using skin products. Just because some skin products work well on your friend or a famous actress/model, don’t assume it is also good for you. Don’t be careless in just using any cream, lotion or facial wash on your skin. Make sure that your skin has no negative reaction to it.  Find out if these products are approved by the food and drug authority in your country.

Get enough sleep and rest. Sleeping well and taking the time to rest is good for your skin. Well, in fact, it is good for your overall health. Make  sure that you know how to manage stress. A stress-filled life can equal to skin problems including acne. Taking the time to rest and relax means a healthier you and yes, healthier skin.

While beauty should not only be skin-deep, it is still for our benefit to take better care of the only skin that we have in this lifetime.

Finding the Right Pharmacy

We may not say it often but in reality, we have certain expectations of what a pharmacy ought to be and ought to have for us to continue patronizing it.

To me these things would make me say that the pharmacy that you and I are patronizing is the right one:

  1. Its location. The right pharmacy is one that is accessible and convenient. Personally, I find it a good thing when a pharmacy is near the hospital, the doctor’s clinics or even the grocery store. If it is near a grocery store, it is easy to drop by there whenever I am out to buy groceries. The location also needs to have ample parking space  for the convenience of its customers.
  2. It offers affordable and quality medicines/products. There are pharmacies where you are sure the medicines are of good quality but apparently, their prices are higher than those available in others. It is such a good thing when you find a pharmacy which gives you both: quality and affordability. That it accepts discount cards like the janumet discount card is a plus point towards affordability. The range and availability of medicines there, is of course, an important consideration. No one wants to go to a pharmacy where the medicines you need are limited in stock or simply out of stock. 
  3. It is clean, hygienic. We will always associate hospitals, clinics and yes, pharmacies as hygienic and clean places. It is a sad day to find dusty shelves or medicines on display in a pharmacy. I expect my pharmacy to be a clean, hygienic place.
  4. It is open 24 hours. While we wish all pharmacies are open 24 hours, unfortunately it is not always true. If it is located inside the mall, it will open and close shop depending on mall hours. Depending also on what city or country in the world you are, there are pharmacies which will not stay open after 12 midnight. My ideal pharmacy is one which is open 24 hours as they provide an essential service to people. 
  5. It has welcoming, helpful and efficient staff. I do not know about you but I think  all the 4 other things I mentioned above might be forgotten when you find yourself unhappy with the staff or more specifically, the kind of service they offer. I think we all want to be served by staff who are welcoming, helpful, efficient. It is already a difficult thing for you and me or our loved one to be unwell or sick, having cold and inefficient staff is the last thing we need.

What about you? What is the right or ideal pharmacy for you?

Yes to Beautiful Hair

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

One of the first things that others notice about us is our hair. Perhaps that’s one of the reasons why we try our best to take care of our hair. We do want it to look good, clean, healthy. Now we might just think of shampoos, conditioners or hair lotions in terms of caring for our hair. But our general health and well being can very well be reflected on our hair, how we take care of our health also affects our hair.

In this day and age, saying yes to beautiful hair can and may also mean using a wig from time to time. Using a wig can be a good option if you want to try for a given time a certain hair length or color. Wigs can also be useful if you are having hair problems due to your medication or state of health or perhaps due to age. The good news is that buying a wig is now so much easier as it can now be bought online. So with sites like Divatress, you can shop for your needed and desired hair right in the comfort of your home.

Wigs are now made of so much better material than those which have been used in the past. And there are so many choices to choose from! You can also get one within your budget. Check out some of them below:

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