Wrinkles are inevitable. Wrinkles seem to add up on our faces as our age also adds up. So, what’s a woman got to do when the wrinkles suddenly appear?
Modern technology has many options in eliminating these wrinkles, however, not all options are safe and they can be very expensive. There is no need to worry, however. There are actually many natural ways to prevent and minimize the appearance of wrinkles.
Here are ten tips you could try so you can start saying goodbye to those fine lines:
1. Avoid too much sun.
Several studies have revealed that the sun really is the primary cause of wrinkles. There was even a study conducted by a New York plastic surgeon which involved twins, and the study revealed that those siblings who spent less time in the sun had fewer wrinkles and were younger looking.
2. Apply sunscreen.
Find a non-toxic, organic sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun. Not only will it help in minimizing wrinkles, it can also help prevent skin cancer.
3. Avoid smoking.
Many studies have confirmed that smoking ages skin. Cigarette smoke releases an enzyme that breaks down collagen and elastin, which are responsible for keeping our skin’s elasticity.
4. Drink more water.
Dry skin can cause wrinkles, and when we don’t get enough water, our skin gets drier. How would you know that you have had enough water to make sure your skin is supple? Measure your weight in pounds and divide it into half, that amount in ounces should be the amount of water that you must consume within the day so your skin won’t get dry.
5. Consume food items that are rich in antioxidants.
Free radicals damage our skin, and antioxidants are great for combatting them. Consume food items that are rich in antioxidants. Fruits and vegetables are rich in these antioxidants like vitamins A, C, E and beta carotene.
Apply natural moisturizer to your skin. You can use a water based moisturizers or if you want to go more natural, try using coconut oil or argan oil. These natural oils can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and even cellulites.
7. Drink cocoa instead of coffee as your caffeine source.
If you want some perk up, but your afraid of getting wrinkles, drink cocoa instead of coffee. Not only does cocoa have less caffeine, it also has two dietary flavonols that protects our skin from sun damage. These flavonols improve blood circulation and they can make skin look and feel smoother.
8. Get enough sleep.
You may notice that your skin is drier when you haven’t had enough sleep. This is because when we lack sleep, our body produces cortisol, which is a stress hormone. Cortisol slows growth and tissue maintenance which can result to a drier skin. Now, if you are sleep deprived for a long time, your skin would definitely become drier causing wrinkles to appear.
9. Avoid squinting.
We usually squint when we are having a difficult time reading or when we have too much sun exposure. Avoid squinting by wearing prescription glasses or lenses, and by wearing sunglasses when you are out in the sun. Squinting stresses the facial muscle around the eyes causing wrinkles to appear.
10. Don’t wash your face too much.
Tap water strips off natural barrier oils and moisture that protects us from getting wrinkles. If we wash our face too often, our skin’s natural moisturizers are also removed, so make sure you don’t wash your face too much and always use a moisturizing cleanser instead of soap.
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Mom Feeds Toddler with 7 Live Tadpoles, Claims It Boosts Health
It is said that life expectation has gone down in recent years in many places because people have become exposed to various chemicals all around – what with the many vehicles, factories, and people that pollute the environment. This is not to mention how people’s lifestyles have changed, with most people living a sedentary life while preferring unhealthy food like fastfood items.
But while there are many people who now strive to become healthy by choosing to eat healthy food, doing exercise, and avoiding unhealthy habits and activities, there are also those who try extreme fads and supposedly ‘traditional’ beliefs they think might make them or their family members feel better.
A mother in China fed her son with seven live tadpoles, believing that this will boost his health and ward off various illnesses.
The activity was caught on video, with the mother seen to be carrying a small bowl filled with water where the tadpoles could still be seen swimming around. To encourage her son to eat the tadpoles, she was heard to be telling him in Mandarin, “Look at the fish!”
The mother was slammed on social media for the danger she is putting her son in! While she might think it was cute and the idea might come from traditional beliefs, doctors warn against following this practice because feeding raw, especially live, food can lead to parasitic infections.
Worms or worm eggs might be living inside these raw food items, if not cooked properly, these parasites will be passed on to the diner and lead to worm infestation. Various worms could be living in these live hosts but the most dangerous are tapeworms.
A lot of netizens fear that the kid might experience sparganosis, a rare tapeworm infection due to eating uncooked food.
Guy Dies after Experiencing Severe Headaches Due to Encephalitis
A previously healthy Filipino guy working in South Korea with his family, died all of a sudden after experiencing severe headaches. It turned out he wasn’t just experiencing ordinary headaches but was already suffering from encephalitis.
According to his sister Jovelyn Mendoza Maniebo in a detailed Facebook post, Patrick Mendoza Maniebo began to complain about his headaches last March 11. It was Sunday and Patrick had been hanging out at his girlfriend’s house when he had fever.
The following day, Patrick and Jovelyn went to a doctor who gave him oral and injectable medications.
By March 13, Patrick said he was feeling better; thus, he went back to work. But things took a turn for worse when he completed his medications the following day. By March 15, he was again unable to work due to headaches.
Because he didn’t feel that this was something serious, Patrick refused to follow his family’s advice to go to the hospital. For him, it was just a simple headache and fever. He spent the entire day in bed.
On March 16, their mother discovered Patrick having seizures in his bed. He was rushed to the hospital where various medications were injected into his body.
He was later diagnosed with encephalitis and was brought to the ICU. His condition was critical for several days. He kept having seizures; thus, the doctors kept giving him medicines to stop this but such led to damage in his vital organs.
Doctors told the family that they are unsure where Patrick got the infection but that he most likely inhaled the virus and it went directly to his brain, leading to the swelling and seizures.
Over a week later, his condition stabilized but he did not regain consciousness. On March 27, he died.
The family just couldn’t believe that what started out as a ‘simple’ headache and fever would lead to Patrick’s death. His sister shared the story on social media in hopes that this would serve as a lesson for others to not ignore even ‘simple’ symptoms as such could have serious roots.
Rest in peace, Patrick.
Warning to Parents: These Colorful Slimes Maybe Contaminated With Deadly Chemicals That Are Harmful For You and Your Child
One of the biggest online trends in 2017 is slime. Everyone on the internet seems to be currently obsessed with this item. When you search videos on Facebook or Youtube, you can easily see how to make your own DIY slimes at home.
Slimes look really satisfying and fun to play with. However, before you start letting your child play this sticky and colorful toys, make sure to check through the ingredients list first before you plan on buying or making some slimes at your home.
Contains Toxic Materials
Currently, the hottest toy among children in China is Crystal Slime Clay. However, no matter how colorful the toy is, according to Nanyang Siang Pau, this slime was recently found to contain toxic Sodium Tetraborate, also known as Borax, that may lead to severe poisoning or worse, death.
What is Borax?
Borax is a boron mineral and salt that is mined directly from the ground. In several countries around the world such as the United States and Thailand, this ingredient is banned as a food additive because of its effects. If it is ingested in the human body too much of it, it can cause accumulated poisoning in the organs.
If a child plays with a toy that contains Borax, this substance can cause a biochemical reaction in the child’s nervous system and can directly affect the endocrine and reproductive systems.
Harmful to the Skin
It is also highly advisable to avoid playing with slime if the person has damaged skin such as fresh wounds or cuts. If a person holds a contaminated Borax-laced slim and accidentally touches their mouth, the harmful substance from the Borax can be instantly absorbed into the human body.
Borax poisoning can occur in adults if they ingest 1 to 3 grams of the substance. If more than 15 grams are ingested, it can result in possible death. However, children are most at risk – in just 2 to 3 grams of Borax it is enough to take their life.
No Certificates or Legal Manufacturers
Slimes are usually sold without quality certificates or legal manufacturers in their packaging. These toys are made by mixing Borax solution, substances, and other substances together with dyes and glitters to make them more colorful and pretty and fun to play with.
Most people are not aware of the dangerous substances that slimes contain. According to Epoch Times, stationery shops around schools in House, Dongguan and other convenience stores are selling dangerous slimes. These slimes can result in red spots on the skin, severe vomiting, and other symptoms.
While there are stores that sell clean and completely non-toxic slimes, if you are obsessed with slime, it is advisable to wear disposable gloves when handling these toys if you are worried about getting poisoned.
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