Archive for December, 2008

Eye Beauty Problems and How to Deal With It

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

The eyes are the windows of our soul and they do not lie. The eyes , especially the area around it is the first to show signs of fatigue and aging. We can’t stop the aging process but we can reduce the damage and make it look younger and refreshed.

  1. Dark circles
    Dark circles around the eyes are mainly caused by lack of sleep but it can also be caused by nasal congestion. Whatever the reason, it makes the veins around the eyes to dilate and widen and thus become darker in appearance. The eyelids also swell when we sleep.

    To treat dark circles, try to have at least 8 hours of sleep every night. Look for eye creams that contain vitamin C or K, alpha hydroxy acids and kinetin. Severe cases may need bleaching and laser treatments.

  2. Puffiness or
    Eye bags can be inherited, due to fluid retention, hormone levels, too much or too little sleep. If redness and itching accompanies your eye bags, you might have an allergy.

    Place chilled cucumber slices, damp tea bags or refrigerated gel mask on the eyes. Eye gel that contains aloe, chamomile, green tea and cucumber may also help. For severe cases, consult your doctor.

  3. Fine lines and crow’s feet
    Fine lines and crow’s feet are caused by aging because as we grow older, our skin loses elasticity and becomes thinner and drier.

    Moisturizing eye creams will help a lot, especially creams that have Retin-A, alpha hydroxy acids and retinol. Before using these creams, test it first on a small area.

How to Handle Back Pain

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Back pain affects many of us specially the senior citizens. It can be acute (lasting for about a week or so, can be mild or severe) or it can be chronic (lasting for a longer period of time, can be mild or severe). What ever the severity, it still is painful and can definitely affect our daily routine.


Of Diets and Exercise

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Diets are a lot like relationships. Most of them start with high hopes and good intentions. But the diet fizzles out, we slip, we give up and we become disappointed. Those high hopes now gather dust at the back of our closets, along with the expensive training shoes and the free bag that we got from the one year gym membership that we used for only a month. We then lament what went wrong, drowning our sorrows in a pint of ice cream. (more…)

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