Paraben Free Face Care – Keeping You Safe and Beautiful

Are you using paraben free face care? It may be time to reconsider some personal care items you are using right now especially if they contain the family group of parabens. Research conducted in recent years indicates a concern for increased health risks when this type of chemical is still in frequent use by a large number of cosmetic companies today.

My take on this subject matter is that if our billion-dollar industry shows no regard towards our health and well being then perhaps it’s time to make the switch to those that do and are willing to provide us with paraben free lotions and creams.

Do you ever take the time to read a product’s label before you buy?

Most of us lead busy lives with no time to even read books or the newspaper, let alone read a product’s label. Often busy and in a frenzy, our tendency is to grab just about anything in sight and once home if we’re not too tired, slap on the so-called fountain of youth lotion we just purchased with no regard for the contents sold. Perhaps we should re-think the contents contained the next time around? Here’s why.

Parabens come in many forms and carry different terminology however they still fall under the family group of parabens. Those that are frequently used by many top brand names bear similar paraben terminology such as ethylparaben, butylparaben, methylparaben and propylparaben.

Studies reveal that they are used to prevent bacteria growth in several water-based cosmetic lines. Unfortunately they are absorbed through the skin and may find their way into the blood and digestive systems. Furthermore, suspicious links have been made to cancer, hormonal malfunction, allergies and irritations to the skin.

Even though parabens pose a health concern based on the given results of urine specimens collected and biopsies performed on breast tumors, many leading cosmetic companies continue to include this ingredient in personal care items such as shampoos and conditioners, shower body cleansers as well as facial cleansers and lotions. And even though the percentage used in such products is kept quite low, when you factor in the sum of all personal toiletries we may use on any given day, it’s enough to make all of us cringe and worry about our personal health and well being.

I don’t know about you but these findings have influenced my own personal decisions and have prompted me to favour instead paraben free face care that includes only paraben free lotions and creams. This way I continue to enjoy my own personal health and well-being. And how about you? Do you think it’s time to make a switch for your own sake too especially when there’s so many other things to worry about?

Home Remedies for Beautiful Body

There are lots of reasons to appreciate, even cherish for the body you have. For one thing, accepting yourself is a lot more fun, and wastes away less time, than constantly consuming over what you don’t like, don’t have etc. Your body is yours, uniquely yours, to use, take care of, and to treasure. Your mind rules your body, so learn simple ways to keep your body in line! You don’t need to diet to lose weight and maintain it. In fact 99% of dieters regain what they lost and gain even more weight. Instead of useless and frustrating diets, try simple, research-proven tips for keeping slim, trim and well:


Alpha therapy: It uses light and sound waves to relieve stress and increase concentration level.

Moisturizing treatment: Deep cleansing and exfoliation is followed by a massage and deep moisturizing treatment using marine sediment.

Mud wrap: Treat arthritis and muscular ache by applying warm mud layer on the body and wrapping in warm blanket.

Seaweed wrap: Reduce muscular and joint pains and cellulite using seaweed paste with essential oils that is applied on the body to relax and energize the body, nourish the skin and eliminate toxins.

Steam bath: An enclosed room with steam diffused with essential oils open one’s pores, moisturize the skin and invigorates one’s body.


Weight loss is an issue that most women consider, whether it is to lose five pounds or forty. But not all are successful and most give up after sometime. Start with developing the right attitude and taking baby steps to implement it. We offer you tips and let you in on little secrets that can help you achieve your goal weight. For instance buying a non-stick pan can prevent you from using too much oil, or just chewing sugar-free gum can be better than munching while you cook. It is always the little bites and the urge to finish the extras that get you into trouble.


Remember to keep it simple and work on that attitude. Shed the all or nothing stance; if you fall, dust yourself and move on instead of completely letting go of your diet and bingeing. The best way to make sure you do not fail is to get your weight loss strategy right in the beginning. Do not completely stay away from your favorite food items; the craving will make the situation worse when you stumble on your diet. Instead indulge your cravings in smaller portions and in moderation.


Weight loss apart, there is still the skin you have to take care of. Not just your face and hands but your whole body. Rarely do we find time to moisturize our whole bodies. It is then logical to assume that the only moisturizing your whole body receives is when you bathe. Make sure you use a soap, which is mild, and one that will not damage your skin.


While skipping bath a day sounds like a terrible sin, bathing too many times is also not recommended. It will only make your skin dry and irritable. Cleanliness is important but learn to enjoy your bath as a means for de-stressing. Pamper yourself with bath oils and moisturizers. The word pampering is most apt for pedicures! You do not have to spend all that time in the parlor as you can do it yourself in the comfort of your home. No matter which products you use and what methods you choose, remember to nourish your body with nutritious food, exercise, positive thoughts and some pampering!


Work at it: There is nothing as beneficial as an invigorating work-out in fresh air. Exercise oxygenates the skin and facilitates waste removal through the skin. Regular exercise also contributes to a rosy complexion.


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Beauty sleep: ‘Getting your beauty sleep’ is not a hyped notion of divas. Your skin actually rejuvenates itself while you sleep. A good eight hour sleep is a ‘doctor’s prescription’ if you want to look fresh and beautiful in the morning. Sleep deprived skin looks sallow, dull and tired and the eyes get puffy.


Sunshine in your skin: Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that is made from sunlight for our skin. It is necessary to get some exposure to sunlight unless otherwise indicated by your doctor. Several problems like eczema, psoriasis and acne can be treated by exposure to sunlight. The warmth of sunlight, in any case, makes you feel good and alive, lending shine to your skin.


Aqua therapy: Our body continually produces toxins that need to be pumped out through our excretory functions. Skin often works as an excretory organ by throwing out the wastes. However, a low water intake can impair this function causing eruptions on the skin. Hydrate your body with 8-12 glasses of water everyday and eat a healthy high fiber diet to help your skin remain healthy and glowing.

Effective Methods Of Parenting Teens

Many of us think that children are very easy to manoeuvre and we do not need to explain everything to them. It is therefore every easy to say a “No” or avoid a discussion that requires answering a lot of questions. Last week a friend of mine called me and told me that she had real trouble dealing with her 13 year old. He would just not accept any answer from her and he would argue about everything. I asked her a simple question –
“What sort of interaction do you have with him?”
She did not understand the question and replied, “What do you mean?”
Then I asked her, “If I ask you to go through your day and think of all the interactions you have had with your son – which interactions do you remember and what sort of interactions were they?”
She recited some of the interactions and as I had expected – most of the interactions were simple daily chores, small admonishments and arguments, advice given while preparing food or doing household work, orders given and taken, yes-no conversations etc. In short there was not a single one-to-one, face-to-face conversation she had with her son. It was very obvious here that she had no meaningful relationship with her son and dealing with him was like getting a job done at home. She had avoided all difficult discussions either by a simply ignoring the problem or reproaching him or through superficial advising. Following are the five tips I gave her to improve the relationship with her son:

Give time:
Like every relationship, especially when your kid enters their teens, you need to give time to develop it to next phase. Teenage is a very critical and delicate stage of your child’s life and you need to understand their requirements and mental state. Many teenagers are confused – they want to be treated like adults, but at the same time they are not sure how to take the responsibility of an adult. They are not sure what behaviours would give confidence to their elders and parents about their renewed sense of responsibility. Hence it is crucial to give time to redefine their identity for themselves.

Listen not just to what they are saying but what they want to say. It is very crucial to understand the undercurrents and their feelings. They want to be treated like adults and not kids and the best we can do as parents is to treat them like one by giving them more responsibility/respect and not constantly chiding. Listening especially to what your child is meaning to say can give you a lot of cues on what you can do, how their mind is working, what are their fears and where they can go wrong.

Have face-to-face discussions:
Have at one face-to-face discussion with you kid – where the time belongs to them and you are not multi-tasking. Try and select a topic – “What did you do today?”; “How can we change the room set-up?”; “How are his/her friends doing?”; etc. Be genuine about topics and show interest in what they are saying. It might be a bit tough in the beginning, if you are not used to having these free flow conversations – but once you develop a rapport topics will crop up from no where. In these discussions, ask as many open ended questions – but allow you kid to do most of the speaking. Again this is the best way to understand undercurrents and hidden feelings.

Coach rather than direct:
Get out of the constant ordering mode and coach them as much as possible. Coaching is a technique where you play a role as a friend, philosopher and guide and not a pacesetter or commander. It takes a lot to step back and allow your kid to find the way, as most of the time you know the right answer. But, only when you loosen the reins a bit will you allow your child to grow. Coaching cultivates creativity, forces your child to think and most importantly generates confidence.

Give Space:
Finally, give space – don’t keep on breathing down their neck. Allow them the latitude and show trust in their capabilities. You will be surprised; they will never let you down as they know that you have put a lot of trust in them. I have found that kids are most conscientious – much more than any of us. Most of us are rather protective of our children – hence they have not been touched by the gruelling truths of the world, which makes most of us shrewd or crafty. If we can allow them to experience trust and honesty in the safe environment at home they will become stronger human beings in the future, when they have to face the world.

Teenage is like a tectonic shift in life of your child. For them, it is a sudden realisation of their identity and their worth; they start understanding things lot more and start relating to events. It is also a time of emotional upheaval, where they are constantly searching their self, about what they stand for and what they want to do. As they move into teenage – our kids form early images of what they want to do in their lives, have their heroes and idols and change their habits to live up to the image they form about themselves. All you can do is positively reinforce right behaviours, make them see the pitfalls of certain behaviours and most importantly become their friends rather than parents. Only then will you be able to develop trust in the relationship.