How to Get Thicker Hair Naturally

To use olive oil to get thicker hair naturally, simply apply olive oil to your hair and massage it in, being sure to get all of your hair. Leave this in for thirty minutes and then rinse followed by a light shampoo. For even better results, you can leave it on overnight and then wash it in the morning.

Thick hair is something more people would like to have. Whether your hair is long or short, having thick hair just seems to look better. Your hair may be thin depending on a number of reasons, but there is no reason why you can’t get thicker hair naturally. Climate is a big reason people have different thicknesses of hair. In colder climate hair tends to be thinner, while in warmer regions hair is often thicker.

Thin hair may come with age, and while there is nothing you can do to prevent aging, there are ways to promote naturally thicker hair. Nature has given us everything we need to promote naturally vibrant health and there are many methods that will promote hair growth and increase volume. If you’ve got thin hair, or your hair’s just not as thick as it once was trying any of the following home remedies will promote thicker hair and leave you feeling your best.

             5 Home Remedies for Naturally Thicker Hair

The power of nature is unsurpassed for giving us everything we need to look and feel our best. Women and men alike have been using natural remedies to treat various health concerns and keep themselves happy for thousands of years. Using natural home remedies offers a safe alternative to chemical based products that often contain toxic ingredients that may lead to harmful side effects. There are ways to get thicker hair, and it doesn’t have to cost you your health or a big dent in your pocketbook.

1. Egg

Eggs
Egg is great for hair and skin and it’s got everything you need to build up the proteins in your hair to keep it thicker and promote new hair growth. Protein is one of the best things you can give your hair to make it stronger, thicker, and looking its best. If there is only one remedy you use to promote thicker hair, let this be it.

To use egg on your hair, beat two large eggs in a bowl until they are whisked well together. Apply this all over your dry hair and let sit for at least twenty minutes. Proceed to rinse this well, applying a light shampoo to get the smell of the egg out of your hair. This method should be used at least four times a week to gain the best results.

You can also use a mixture of egg yolk, olive oil, and water to gather results of thicker hair. The three should be mixed well and applied all over dry hair. Leave this on for fifteen minutes and then rinse well followed by a light shampoo. Repeating this procedure a few times a week will offer results in a few weeks.

2. Orange Juice

Orange Juice
Orange juice is also a really great way to promote thicker hair and smells super refreshing. It promotes hair growth, thickens hair, and is great for treating dandruff. To use an orange to help you with your need for thicker hair, take a sliced orange, peel and all, and put it in a food processor until you have a fine pulp. This pulp should be applied to your hair and left on for twenty minutes. Doing so once a week will lead to fuller, thicker hair in a matter of months.

A mixture of orange juice and apple puree is also a good way to get thicker hair naturally. Applying this to your hair and scalp for thirty minutes once or twice a week is great to promote thick hair. It should be rinsed well. No additional shampoo is necessary if it is not desired.

3. Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is great for your hair and it’s easy to get thicker hair when you use this tropical oil as a treatment. Having a bottle of coconut oil is highly recommended if you wish to take care of your hair naturally and have it looking its best. There are proteins present in coconut oil that are responsible for adding strength to the hair, much like how the proteins in eggs work for treating thin hair.

To use coconut oil for getting thicker hair naturally, massage a bit of warmed coconut oil into the scalp and hair and cover with a hot towel. Get the towel hot by running it under hot water and ringing out all excess water. This will ensure that the oil stays heated while penetrating the hair shaft. Leave this on for thirty minutes and then rinse and wash with a mild shampoo. This can be repeated every few days to get hair that is both thicker and healthier.

4. Olive Oil

Olive Oil
Olive oil is full of what your hair and skin need to stay healthy and vibrant. Keeping a bottle of olive oil and in the bathroom is highly recommended. People have been using olive oil for years to promote thicker hair and healthy skin. Olive oil contains the omega-3 fatty-acids that your hair needs to become thicker.

To use olive oil to get thicker hair naturally, simply apply olive oil to your hair and massage it in, being sure to get all of your hair. Leave this in for thirty minutes and then rinse followed by a light shampoo. For even better results, you can leave it on overnight and then wash it in the morning.

5. Avocado

Avocado
Avocado is fruit that offers amazing benefits for both hair and skin. This green, creamy fruit is great for promoting naturally thicker hair and will leave your locks shiny and luxurious. To use avocado to get thicker hair naturally, avocado can be mashed with a tablespoon of olive oil and applied to the hair as a mask. This should be applied to freshly washed, damp hair and left on for at least twenty minutes. Rinse off and follow with a conditioner and you will soon notice a big improvement of the thickness of your hair.

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Introducing (Magaretz Magik – Natural & Organic Hair Care )

Ingredient Commitment

All Natural Product line that aid in the natural process of Hair Growth,Body Restoration & Life Wellness..Earths delicate Creations. Everything is handmade with love from Natures garden. Sea Salts, Hydrating Waters, Mother Nature Oils, Earth Butters, Herbal Teas & Tinctures, Fruit & Sugar Scrubs, Lip Balms and so much more.

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  Margaretz Magik

Organic essential oils are a specialty here at Margaretz Magik, we continue to stock more and more organic hair & skin products, until we open for business. Currently we offering our clients (free samples).  Dec 15, 2016 we will be open to the public – online selling at wholesale pricing. Our oils and natural ingredients are high quality, certified organic oils, and tested and used before put on the market to sell, we will keep adding more organic homemade hair & skin care to our stocks. The quality of the organically hair, and skin has grown tremendously with growing hair, acne issues, dark spots, weight loss, uneven skin tone, hair breakage, and thin edges. Our natural hair & skin line will tackle those areas to help our women, men and children feel and look marvelous with using natural products including fruits. We are studying more on how to help people with hair & skin, because essential oils is on the rise as the new distilleries become more experience in the art and science of distilling essential oils.

We chose flora’s to represent (Margaretz Magik Natural Hair & Skin)

a plant of the figwort family, bearing spikes of brightly colored two-lobed flowers that gape like a mouth when a bee lands on the curved lip.

Because of this the lotus flower has come to be associated with purity and beauty in the religions of Buddhism and Hinduism respectively; the ancient Egyptians scholars observed that in the night-time the lotus closed its flowers and sank into the water, and came up with a different association with the flower related to rebirth and the Sun; in actual fact the Lotus slowly emerges from a pond over a three day period and then blooms in the morning until mid-afternoon.

Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara

Price: $6.29 on Target.com Packaging (brush wand): 3 out of 5 Overall: 3 out of 5

What It Claims: “Innovative formula and precision brush design lengthen and separate each lash for high-definition, all-day wear. Wheat protein strengthens and defines without clumping or flaking. Vitamin E conditions and nourishes for soft, flexible lashes. Panthenol prevents your lashes from becoming dry and brittle.” (source)

The Truth: Divaz, I think I like many of the other Volum’ Express mascaras better.

What I Loved About It: I can see how many will really like the lightweight formula. It’s perfect for those with sensitive eyes.

What I Didn’t Like: The flexible wand just isn’t cutting it, bro.

Overall: If I didn’t have a blog that was based on mascara I would have stopped reviewing Maybelline mascaras a long time ago. Why? Because The Urban Decay and Lancome Définicils Waterproof are two of my favorite mascaras EVER. And I think I’ve had enough mascaras from the Volum’ Express line. I really think Maybelline should kepp up the good work, until the right mascara comes alone. BUT at least this mascara got some credit. According to Maybelline, this is the first ‘gel mousse’ mascara to hit the market. At first I was like “okay, Maybelline! COVERGIRL NatureLuxe was first!” But after further research, I’ve discovered that COVERGIRL calls NatureLuxe a ‘mousse’ mascara. Not gel mousse.

I’ll go ahead and say it, I’m not a fan of this formula. And not because it isn’t effective but because it’s almost impossible to get insanely volumized lashes from these mousse-y formulas. And I get it: not everyone needs insanely volumized lashes, but divaz I do. Any mascaras that give me less than performance make me frustrated. True story.

The good news… despite this mascara not being ideal for me and my needs, it works well if you’re a fan of separation and soft lashes.

Despite it not being one of my favorite, there are several great things about this kind of formula. The consistency looks a lot like most mascara formulas so it’s likely that you won’t notice any difference until you begin applying it to your lashes. For one, the consistency is nice. It isn’t goopy, super thick or watery. It’s nice and makes applying to the lashes easy. I had a hard time noticing much of anything after just one coat. It took three coats for me to really see a difference in my lashes. That’s the thing about this gel mousse formula; because it isn’t heavy, you may find yourself staring in mirror wondering where the mascara you just applied went. It’s there! It’s just soft and faint. This kind of mascara is a makeup minimalist’s best friend. I also found it to be an ideal mascara for those who have sensitive and watery eyes. Because the formula is so lightweight, I didn’t have to worry about any flaking. Which is a huge plus. I could rub my eyes and not have to worry about any mascara particles droppin’ in ‘em.

I typically wear 2 coats of mascara with this one but pushed it to the limit with 3 just to see where I could take it. It thickens up a bit but still not where I’d want it to be.

It’s not a bad mascara!

Steps to smoother skin

    1. Exfoliate. If you really want smooth skin, get rid of the dead, flaky skin on the surface. …
    2. Hydrate. There are a million reasons you should reach for that glass of water, and smoother skin is one. …
    3. Shave. One of the easiest ways to get smooth skin is to get rid of the hair on its surface.

  1. Do you think perfectly smooth skin is something you’ll never have? Think again! Spend some time taking care of your skin, and you’ll end up with smooth, gorgeous skin that you can’t wait to show off! These 12 steps are a great way to get started.
  2. Less is more

    According to Dr. Jessica Krant, a board-certified dermatologist and founder of Art of Dermatology on 5th Avenue, as well as assistant clinical professor of dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York City, the first step to smoother skin is to stop doing everything you’re doing now.

    “Remember that sometimes less is more. With all the constant marketing of anti-aging products and systems now, sometimes we think the more we do, the younger we’ll get. Sadly, sometimes that can work against you. Too many anti-aging products or procedures can actually make the skin more irritated, red, and flaky and produce the appearance of more fine lines due to deep dryness and microscopic swelling. So first, stop everything.”

  3. Wash less

    You may think the key to smooth skin is a super clean face, but that’s not true. In fact, too much washing will probably do more damage than good.

    “It’s important to gently remove makeup and actual dirt from the skin, but it’s a bit of a myth that we have to scrub ourselves squeaky clean two or three times daily,” said Krant. “Sometimes overwashing can produce the same overdryness and irritation that anti-aging products can create. When we wash too much and strip away the skin’s natural, healthy, moisturizing oils, we create redness and flakiness, and the skin actually gets a counterproductive signal to start producing more oil to keep itself protected. This is how we can end up both dry and oily at the same time. Reduce the amount of cleansing and let the skin relax.”

  4. Don’t squeeze!

    We know it’s tempting to squeeze and pick at any zits that happen to show up on your face, but don’t.

    “Manage acne gently, with help from your dermatologist, not your fingertips,” said Krant. “Anything you pick and and try to solve yourself will only last much longer and risk being permanently scarred. The right dermatologist can help you with an easy, ongoing preventive regimen that will help more.”

  5. Exfoliate

    If you really want smooth skin, get rid of the dead, flaky skin on the surface.

    “It’s a myth that exfoliation can dry or thin the skin,” says healthy skin care expert and Skin Authority CEO Celeste Hilling. “Regular exfoliation speeds up the cell turnover process, allowing the body to produce moisture-bearing properties like hyaluronic acid. Exfoliation also helps to plump the skin by churning up elastin and collagen production.”

    Hilling recommends using a natural resurfacing agent such as glycolic acid to gently dissolve dead surface skin cells so they can be replaced with new, plump ones.

    Too much exfoliation can be overkill, though. Just once a week is enough.

  6. Clean your brushes

    How often do you clean your makeup brushes? Probably not often enough. Dirt, grime and oils left in the brushes can cause breakouts, leaving your skin far from smooth. Fortunately, it’s easy enough to clean them yourself using a simple bar of soap.

    Note: Steer away from scented body soaps and go for a natural soap like those offered by South of France Natural Body Care to remove the gunk without leaving anything behind. They’ve got all the steps for proper brush cleaning laid out on their blog, The Soap Dish.
  7. Eat right

    The food we put into our bodies affects how we look in more ways than our belt size. According to Dr. Michelle Yagoda, NYC facial plastic surgeon, aesthetic integrative beauty expert and co-creator of BeautyScoop, “Foods rich in lean proteins and omega-3 fatty acids are especially effective at delivering smoother skin. They aid the skin in retaining moisture and fortify the skin’s natural moisture barrier.”

    Yagoda says a diet with ample beauty super foods can enhance skin texture, hydration, firmness and smoothness. She suggests a diet of foods rich in…

    1. Lean protein (salmon, tofu, soy, sardines)
    2. Omega-3 fatty acids (almonds, salmon, sardines, walnuts, flax seed)
    3. Antioxidants for rapid skin repair like vitamins A, C and E (carrots, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, berries)
    4. Minerals like magnesium and zinc, which facilitate hyaluronic acid production to provide unsurpassed skin hydration (soy, kale, carrots, pumpkin seeds, whole grains)

    Hydrate

    There are a million reasons you should reach for that glass of water, and smoother skin is one.

    “To have smooth, soft skin, it’s really important to drink enough water or other nondiuretic fluids during the day. When you are well hydrated, skin is smoother and more elastic,” said Stephanie White, founder and president of Become International.

    Use sunblock

    We all know it’s important to use sunblock for health reasons, but it’ll go a long way toward keeping your skin smooth, too.

    “Use sunblock religiously,” said White. “Sun damage creates wrinkles and coarsens the skin. Find a sunblock you like that is made for the face, preferably with natural ingredients like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.”

    Moisturize

    We can’t say this enough: Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research for the Department of Dermatology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, agrees.

    “Moisturize twice daily,” he said. “It will improve skin hydration and seal in cracks between dry cells on the surface of the skin.”

    Go natural

    The solution to smoother skin isn’t always to be found on a drugstore shelf. Sometimes, the simplest, most natural products have the power to make you glow. Alexis Wolfer, founding editor in chief of TheBeautyBean.com, has some suggestions for natural ways to get smoother skin.

    “Make a yogurt mask,” she suggests. “Apply a thin layer of full-fat Greek yogurt to your face and let it dry for about 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water. The lactic acid helps break down dead skin cells while the fat deeply moisturizes.”

    She also recommends mixing a drop or two of honey in with your night cream each evening before application.

    “Honey acts as a humectant, bringing the hydrating benefits of your night cream deeper into the skin.”

    Shave

    One of the easiest ways to get smooth skin is to get rid of the hair on its surface. Get smooth skin on your legs, armpits and anywhere else hair grows with a quick shave. For the best results, use a razor meant to hydrate as it shaves, like Schick Hydro 5 Disposables.

    Take extra care at night

    Your skin needs extra care at night, so don’t use your daytime moisturizer before you go to bed. According to Dr. Joshua Zeichner, you should look for a moisturizer that includes a retinoid.

    “It stimulates collagen growth and normalizes skin cell turnover,” he said.

The Blue Zone: People Who’ve Lived The Longest

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Mary Bell Easton lived to be 101 years of age

Extreme longevity has always been a quirky thing, happening in isolated mountain villages few people visit. Until recent years, no one asked this question: Could we create those same conditions in the United States so that most people would celebrate their 100th birthday—healthy, happy, and without the aches and pains we usually associate with aging?

Absolutely, says Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones: 9 Power Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, the second edition to be released in November. Not only is extreme longevity possible here, it’s already being achieved in communities across the U.S.—and, in a few instances, Blue Zones principals have been adopted by individual companies, aiming to become Blue Zones Certified Workplaces.

What Are Blue Zones?

Blue Zones are places where people live longer and healthier than anywhere else on the planet, passing their centennial years at a rate 10 times greater than most Americans. For the first edition of his book, Buettner led a team of National Geographic researchers in studying a collection of “longevity hot spots” across the globe. Their work was prompted by a 1999 Danish study of nearly 4,000 twins older than age 75; scientists found that only 25 percent of their hospitalizations were caused by genetic factors and that most of their health profiles were “most likely due to nonfamilial environment.”

So Buettner’s team set out to study long-living peoples, including those in Nicoya, Costa Rica, where residents boast the lowest middle-age mortality on earth; Sardinia, Italy, where men generally outlive women; and Loma Linda, California, where a community of Seventh-Day Adventists enjoy a life expectancy nine to 11 years longer than the average American. Much of the book’s updating focuses on Ikaria, Greece, the most recently discovered and, Buettner says, the“most extraordinary” Blue Zone.

10 Super Foods for Optimal Health

The Island Where People Forget to Die

“In America, once we hit 85, there’s about a 50 percent chance you’ll suffer from dementia,”Buettner says. “In Ikaria, the rate is about one-fourth ours. They stay sharp to the end.” But it’s not only their mental health that remains intact; four times as many Ikarian men and two-and-a-half times as many women, reach the age of 90, compared to Americans. What’s more, they stay healthier along the way, living eight to 10 years longer before contracting cancers and heart disease.

And they do it with a smile, Buettner writes in a recent article in The New York Times Magazine. In a survey of Ikarian men aged 65 to 100, some 80 percent had sex regularly—and, they reported, they did the deed with “good duration” and “achievement.” The islanders’ secret, Buettner believes, is a “gold standard” variant of the Mediterranean diet, including diuretic teas—such as rosemary, sage, and dandelion—that help to lower blood pressure and inflammation, plenty of indigenous honey instead of refined sugar, bread made of stone-ground wheat, and two to four glasses of wine each day.

Blue Zones in the United States?

Since his longevity studies began, one of Buettner’s aims has been to adapt the same principals into “Blue Zones Projects” in the U.S. The first city to enact a Blue Zones plan for initiating healthy environmental, social, and policy changes was Albert Lea, Minnesota. They called their effort the “Vitality Project,” and the results were remarkable. Life expectancy of participants increased by 3.1 years, and their healthcare costs were slashed by nearly half.

Last May, Governor Terry Branstad announced that Iowawould launch the first Healthiest State Initiative, with the towns of Cedar Falls, Mason City, Spencer and Waterloo selected as the state’s first Blue Zones Project Demonstration Sites, with six additional communities to join in early 2013.

9 Secrets of Longevity

As Buettner and his team studied the Blue Zones, they identified nine common traits shared by those communities where people live longer. He was surprised that it wasn’t only food and lifestyle, but also creating a most beneficial environment. Here’s a look at these longevity-boosting traits, known as the “Power of 9.:

  • Move naturally.      “Do your own house and yard     work, go up and down your stairs with your laundry, knead your own dough,”     Buettner advises. “Incorporate more movement every hour.”
  • Know your     purpose. “Take time to recognize your values, strengths, talents,     passions and gifts,” Buettner says. Reflect, and work on yourself.
  • Down shift.     Relieve chronic stress by finding time each day to nap, meditate or pray.
  • The 80% rule.     Cut 20 percent of your daily calories with proven healthy practices: eat a     big breakfast, dine with your family, and begin each meal by expressing     appreciation.
  • Plant slant.     Eat mostly plant-based foods, and small portions of meat no more than     twice a week.
  • Wine at 5.     Drinkers live longer than non-drinkers. This longevity tip had one     exception: those in the Loma Linda Blue Zone were Seventh Day Adventists,     who abstain from alcohol.
  • Family first.     Living in a loving, thriving family can add up to six years to your life.     Work on a positive, committed relationship and stay close to your aging     parents and grandparents.
  • Belong.“Those with the most social connectedness tend to live longer,” Buettner     says. Be part of a group of healthy-minded, supportive people.
  • Right tribe.     Good friends have a positive effect on your longevity. Support them and     adopt healthy behaviors together.

DIY Skin & Beauty Tips with Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is often praised for its many health benefits and its versatility in cooking and baking. While these many benefits may have gotten you to commit to always keeping some coconut oil in your pantry, coconut oil has a big place outside of the kitchen as well.

Coconut oil’s healing, antibacterial, and cleansing properties take on an entirely new personality when used topically, making it the ideal multiple-products-in-one item to add to your skincare and personal grooming regimes. Since coconut oil is gentle on the skin and not laden with chemicals and ingredients you have to watch out for (like most of the skin and beauty care products sold today), this is a safe and easy oil for anyone to use and experiment with.

Here are 4 popular ways coconut oil can be used to replace the dozens of pricey, and often ineffective, products sitting in your bathroom.

1. Cleansing with Coconut Oil

Many facial soaps and cleansers on the market are made with harsh chemicals and an overabundance of alcohol that will strip your skin of its natural oils, causing an overproduction of oil that can lead to skin issues such as acne and clogged pores. Coconut oil is the perfect cleanser for any skin type, even oily, as it will gently wash away all dirt, impurities, and even the toughest makeup, but not every last bit of your natural oils. This will leave your skin soft and moisturized but clean, with enough of your own oils left to stop your skin from going into panic mode.

How to use coconut oil as a cleanser: take a small, 1/2 measuring teaspoon amount of coconut oil and emulsify between your fingers and massage gently into skin and wash off with warm water using gentle circular motions until all dirt is washed away. Pat dry. Adjust coconut oil amount used as needed.

2. Waterproof Makeup Remover Using Coconut Oil

Removing waterproof mascara and eyeliner can be one of the most irritating things about the end of your day, and even worse, good waterproof makeup removers are pricey and the knockoffs with reasonable price tags just don’t do the job well. Not only that, but if you take look at the ingredients list, you will find a plethora of ingredients that you cannot pronounce and definitely wouldn’t eat. So why let you skin eat it? Coconut oil, however, will wash off even the most stubborn, clingy, waterproof makeup with ease, as well as moisturize and condition the skin and lashes.

How to use coconut oil to remove makeup: for eye makeup, coat and cover lashes and eyelids with coconut oil and gently massage for a few seconds to loosen makeup, or apply and wipe with a cotton pad. Wash off in warm water and repeat steps for skin.

3. Moisturizing with Coconut Oil

Coconut oil makes a great skin moisturizer on its own, with a blend of other oils, or as a carrier for essential oils. Additionally, this can also be added to lotions and creams that need extra moisturizing properties. For the same reasons that coconut oil makes a great cleanser for all skin types, it also works as a moisturizer for any skin type. The key is to know how much your skin needs and how. Oily skin may need drier carrier oils such as argan or olive, while dry skin will probably drink coconut oil all up.

How to use it to moisturize your skin:

Face: rub a small amount between fingers and pat on to freshly washed skin, adjusting amount used as needed. If you’ve used the coconut oil cleansing method and have plenty of oil left on your skin after washing, you can simply pat dry and skip the additional moisturizing step.

Body: emulsify oil between palms until warm and melted and apply to skin, or melt down and add to your favorite lotions and creams before applying.

4. Shaving with Coconut Oil

Shaving creams, foams, and gels all have an alarmingly long list of ingredients and are full of toxic chemicals that you do not need on your skin. These products may be extremely convenient, but there are healthier alternatives that work just as well and are safe for highly sensitive areas, namely coconut oil. This method is best used with wet shaving after the skin has been run under warm water to soften the skin and hair. Not only will coconut oil give you a smooth, close shave, it will also save you a lot of money on pricey cans of shaving gels that run out so quickly with daily use.

How to use coconut oil for shaving: apply enough oil to coat skin and shave as usual.

Summary

Using coconut oil as a facial cleanser, makeup remover, moisturizer and shaving “cream” are just small samples of all the harmful (and expensive!) beauty care products you can replace with coconut oil. If you’ve been fighting skin issues, have highly sensitive skin, or just need to cut back on the spending, give coconut oil a try and see if the results aren’t worth it for yourself.

Note on type of coconut oil: use a high quality virgin coconut oil. Refined coconut oils (non-virgin) could have chemical residues.

Triclosan Antibacterial Soap No Better at Killing Germs Than Regular Soap

Soap with the antibiotic triclosan is no more effective than regular soap at killing germs, according to a new study. Mariana Bazo / REUTERS

Products marketed as “antibacterial soaps” give the impression that they might be better at killing microbes than regular soap. But new research suggests they don’t actually do all that much that regular old soap doesn’t.

A study published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy found that hand cleaners laden with the antibiotictriclosan are no more effective than regular soap at killing germs.

In the paper, researcher Min-Suk Rhee and colleagues from Korea University exposed 20 strains of bacteria to one formulation of regular soap and another containing 0.3 percent triclosan, which is the maximum amount allowed by law. The bacteria were exposed to these soaps for 20 seconds, simulating regular hand-washing conditions.

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The scientists found that in terms of the amount of bacteria killed, there was no difference between the two. Only after nine hours did the triclosan-containing soap appear to have a significant effect in killing more germs than the regular stuff.

They also performed another experiment in which they asked 16 participants to use both soaps, before counting the number of bacteria that were then rinsed off their hands. Again, they found no significant difference between the two.

“Antibacterial activities of triclosan have been well documented. However, its risk remains controversial since various adverse effects have been reported, including allergen, antibiotic resistance, carcinogenic impurities and bioaccumulation,” Rhee says. “Our study indicates there was no significant difference in antiseptic effects” between soaps that contain triclosan and those that don’t.

Triclosan isn’t exactly innocuous. The chemical is undergoing a safety review by the Food and Drug Administration for reputed ill health effects. These include skin rashes, allergic reactions and increasing the incidence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. And if regular soap works just as well, buying soap with triclosan might not be worth the risk.

 

Fish Pedicure

Women, Feet Size & Shape and Beauty

But once we’re grown and trying to fulfill our sexual destiny, we become aware of feet as aesthetic accessories. Turns out, they are more than just balancing tools, locomoting appendages. Feet have the surprising capacity to be extremely cute, or they can be downright hideous.
Women’s feet are usually nicer than men’s, and the foot fetish is a common obsession among men. In fact, China once made the foot the primary object of female sexual beauty, subjecting women to footbinding because tiny feet were considered the most attractive. We still hold to the ideal of tiny feet, which explains why it’s so hard to find women’s shoes in wider that “B” width. It also describes pointy-toed shoes, stilettos and other fashionable footwear that makes your legs look wonderful, but can turn toes into what one author described as “scrambled monstrosities”.


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Whether you have hard little feet or larger, softer ones, your feet will appreciate a weekly soak and scrub. Especially for women like nurses or teachers, who spend hours on their feet each day, a dedicated footbath is essential to preserving not only the beauty of your feet, but their health and comfort too. Use the time to push back softened cuticles with an orange stick, to rub away calluses with a pumice stone, and finish by moisturizing and rubbing your feet. A foot rub is the perfect finish to your footbath: get help from your own sweetheart!

Basic Foot Care Everyone Should Do

Sexy feet, repulsive feet, are not usually a matter of luck. A lot depends on the care and maintenance regime established by the foot-owner. At an absolute, bare minimum, feet should be clean. I mean, you walk on them, don’t you! What if you were stuffed into a leather show all day, strolling through parking lots, jogging in parks, shopping, doing laundry, tapping impatiently in line at the bank. Feet suffer from lack of air, from shoes that don’t breathe, from sweaty conditions on hot summer asphalt. Daily scrubbing with soap and a nail brush is a good start, but it’s only a start, if you want good-looking feet.

Pretty, Groomed Toe Nails Are Easy

When it comes to toenails, there is no in-between. Clean, healthy, well-groomed toenails are sexy. Grubby, long, unhealthy toenails are nasty, and not to be tolerated. Toenails should be well-brushed with soapy water, clipped short and neat with clippers, and treated with anti-fungal medicine if nails are discolored, thick or peeling. Even girls can get athlete’s foot (always wear flip-flops at the gym, at the pool, at the park, in any shower that is not your very own), and there topical medicines that can cure it. (If you don’t know what athlete’s foot is, it’s a fungus that causes feet to burn, itch and peel).

How to Keep Feet Smooth

Assuming your feet are clean and healthy, the step to beauty is a short one. Keep your feet and heels smooth by using a pumice stone a couple of times a week, rub them with lotion like Upper Canada Peppermint Foot Cream to keep them soft, and use a clear polish if you don’t like brightly colored toes. No one talks about it (except in women’s studies class), but women grow hair on their toes. If your toes are fuzzy, you can wax them to add to overall foot smoothness. Get a pedicure for that professional polish, but don’t let them cut your cuticles, whose sole purpose in life is to keep your feet safe from infections.

Show off Pretty Feed in the Right Accessories

Showcase your sexy feet in strappy date-night sandals, sexy career pumps or silly, weekend, jelly thongs with a silver toe ring for an scent. (Never wear a toe ring and an anklet at the same time –it’s a huge Fashion Don’t). Hiking boots are ideal for long walks, and they also look cute with ragg socks in wool or cotton and tweed skirts. Boots always look wonderful, and the longer they are, the better they look. (There is a limit—boots that go past the knee scream “Dominatrix!” and may not be the look you’re trying to project.

How To Make Hair Grow Faster

Have you ever felt like when you want your hair to grow faster it does the opposite and seems to stop dead in its tracks? It’s so frustrating!
The good news is that there are very simple things you can do to boost the speed that your hair growths.
Hair Growth Facts
Before we get into the best ways to get your hair to grow faster, let’s review some must know hair growth facts and also answer the question ‘how fast does hair grow?’
  1. Hair typically grows one eight to a half an inch a month.
  2. The speed your hair grows is mostly decided by your genetics.
  3. It takes time for hair to grow, so don’t expect to gain six inches over night.
Some people are lucky enough to have hair that grows a whole inch a month but that is far from average. The best thing you can do is aim for your maximum hair growth by using the following tips.

Make Hair Grow Faster – 3 Tips For Fast Hair Growth

Eat Healthy Foods
Proper nutrition is one of the most important factors in how to grow hair faster.
A balanced diet complete with proteins, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals makes sure that your body has enough nutrients to help your scalp follicles produce the healthiest and fastest hair growth possible.
Here are some healthy foods to include in your diet specifically for faster hair growth.
  • Chicken and other lean proteins.
  • Beans and other legumes.
  • Fresh fruits.
  • Leafy green vegetables.
Not only does a solid nutritional program help hair growth, but it also prevents hair loss at the same time.
If you can’t find the time to eat well, the next tip is even more important for you to reach your goals.
Supplement Your Diet With Vitamins And Minerals
Vitamins and minerals support your body’s functions and are essential to general good health. They’re also very important to how healthy your hair is and also how fast it grows.
Vitamins increase scalp circulation, improve your hair’s texture and strength and also add body and shine.
Here’s a list of the most important vitamins you must include in your diet to make hair grow longer faster.
  1. Vitamin B3
  2. Vitamins B6 and B12
  3. Biotin
  4. Vitamins E
  5. Vitamin A
  6. Vitamins C
If your diet is rich in foods like brewer’s yeast, eggs, liver, leafy greens and fruits you should be covered. If it’s not, or you just want to make sure you’re getting the fastest growth possible it’s a good idea to take a vitamin designed specifically to support healthy and fast hair growth.
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Stimulate Your Scalp
Just like quality soil is the foundation for healthy plant growth a healthy scalp is the foundation for healthy hair growth. Along with a balanced diet and hair vitamin supplement, regular scalp massages can dramatically speed up hair growth and make hair grow faster.
It’s normal for the rate that your hair grows to slow down as you get older. A twice weekly massage can help to improve the blood flow to the scalp and produce faster hair growth.
Self-massage is very easy to do but if you can find a friend to lend a helping hand it’s even more relaxing.
There are oils you can use to do your scalp massages that increase the benefits tenfold. There are some excellent grow hair faster recipes that help stimulate your scalp even more by delivering more nutrients to your hair follicles. A pleasant side effect is the relief from itching, dandruff and dry scalp you can get from some of the recipes.