Safe Anti Aging Products for Teens

Although most parents know the importance of a good daily skin care routine. Many young women – teenagers – are getting the message that aging is ‘bad’ and ‘anti aging skin products‘ may be the solution.  Most young girls have the discipline to cleanse, tone and moisturize daily but when that inevitable blemish or ‘zit’ shows up they believe what they are doing isn’t enough and those media messages start to ring in their ears. So, we know that maintaining a healthy look means sticking with the basics but  what are you to do when your teenage daughter wants to try anti aging face products? There’s no sense resisting because they will try them with or without your blessing so you may as well be educate and in a position to share what is safe.

Here are some anti aging beauty products that are safe for teenagers to use:

  • Eye Creams – Teenagers can get puffiness and fine-lines under their eyes just like adults and they can benefit from using a high quality eye creams. It is important to get an eye cream that is all-natural. Also, check the label and make certain it does not  state anywhere that the cream was formulated for mature skin. You want to avoid chemicals that are found in products for mature skin.
  • Firming Lotions – Young ladies can get benefit from firming lotions and creams as they provide moisture and nutrients which help the skin remain soft and youthful. Again it is key to use only products which are clearly labeled as being all-natural.
  • Microdermabrasion – This is a term we hear all the time now but essentially it is just a form of exfoliation. Kids and adults alike are constantly growing new skin and it’s important to get the old layers of dead skin out of the way. This is can be done at home but some girls like the treat and grown up experience of having it done professionally.

Now the two best anti aging skin products for teenage girls (or boys) aren’t even products! Plenty of exercise, preferably outdoors and good quality sun protection are the most important things anyone can do to maintain a healthy and youthful look regardless of their age. While anti aging beauty products can help to keep skin hydrated and fed exercise and sun protection are still top of the list for keeping young skin looking young. That said,  many anti aging facial products, particularly facial moisturizers, do have an SPF ‘sun protection factor’. It’s important to make sure they are clearly labeled as SPF30 or higher and that they protect against UVA and UVB rays.


Tracking Bed Bug Infestation With The Bed Bug Registry

Have you ever traveled and wondered who has slept in the bed the previous night or what might be in this bed that you are getting ready to sleep in? I travel a lot and quite frankly it creeps me out. I do not like to travel and stay in beds that other people sleep in. Unfortunately that’s what my job calls for and I have to keep putting food on the table. I have been in some real dirty motels and hotels. There is no telling what I have slept on. Now I hear that bed bugs are becoming a real problem in America. Some of the nicer hotel and motel chains have been reported because of bed bug infestations.

Until 2006, there was not really a way to determine where the bed bugs were. Now we all have a way to report and monitor the infestation of bed bugs using the Bed Bug Registry. This is a very cool website and I think it’s an asset to the public at large. It has a very huge database of reports of bed bug reports. Another feature that I really like is the fact that you can search and receive e-mail alerts based on your zip code. Whenever I travel and reserve a room at a motel, (actually before I make a reservation) I go to the Bed Bug Registry to see if there are any reports on this chain or particular hotel. The last thing I want to do is to bring back any of those critters to my own house and family. They can easily travel with you in your clothing and luggage. If you are weary after you have traveled and want to make sure to eliminate the spread of the bugs, just put everything into your washer when you get home and wash in the hottest water possible. The hot water will kill the bugs and their eggs. I hope you never have an incident with bed bugs.


Natural Laxatives For Kids To Use

If you child has a constipation problem there are some natural laxatives that you can use to help them to have a bowel movement. It is tough to know what is wrong with a kid when they are not feeling well or when they are constipated because all they can tell you is that their tummy hurts or that something else is wrong. Kids also cannot remember when the last time they went to the bathroom was so it is tough to know if they are having digestive issues. If you have a feeling that your child might need a laxative so that he or she can make a bowel movement then there are some constipation remedies that you can use at home.

One reason that your child might be having a constipation problem is the lack of water that every child and adult needs. A lot of kids love soft drinks and other drinks that are not good for them, and sometimes we as parents get so caught up in the things that are going on in our lives that we do not realize how many soft drinks our children have had until they start having some kind of issue. Water is something that will help your child to use the bathroom and is great to use for a laxative because it is not harsh on a kid’s stomach the way over the counter laxatives are. Another one that you can use is fruit. Almost every child loves fruit and you should be able to find one that is high in fiber and has laxative qualities, so get your child to eat some fresh fruit and they should be able to make a bowel movement.

There are a few natural laxatives that are great for kids because they are gentle and will not add to the problems that you child is having. The first thing that you want to do is get your child to drink a lot of water and then make sure that they are eating fresh fruit and vegetables. If you use a combination of these remedies you will be able to help relieve the constipation problems your child is having.


What are the early symptoms of diabetes in children?

We are all aware of the early signs and symptoms of diabetes to watch for, especially with the early symptoms of diabetes type 2, but children normally suffer from diabetes type 1. It is never a nice thing to get diabetes as a child as one can imagine. This is the stage when a child has a sweet tooth and it is difficult to stay away from the sweet things in life.

It is never a good thing seeing a child going through pain, especially through the mother’s eyes, but at the end of the day this is what makes a person stronger in life. Having challenges early in life will give you an advantage over someone who has been protected all their lives.

Early signs and symptoms of diabetes in children

These signs are similar to the early symptoms of type 2 diabetes

  • the child will lose weight with an increase in the appetite
  • they will complain of a dry throat and mouth
  • they will constantly be thirsty
  • they will urinate often in large quantities
  • they will feel tired during the day and need more sleep than usual

The difference when you ask yourself what are the early symptoms of diabetes in children is when it comes down to more severe symptoms, toddlers and with infants.

  • A diaper rash won’t heal, even with medicated cream
  • Children may suffer from stomach aches, heavy breathing and nausea. These would be more severe symptoms of diabetes.
  • Ketones is a poisonous substance that can build up in the blood from the weight loss and is very dangerous.

When a child is not taking any insulin the sugar is not able to reach the cells, causing them to be extremely tired and irritable. The sugar keeps on building up in the blood, eventually harming the body until insulin is taken.

Early Diabetes Symptoms

Delicious diabetic cake recipes


Indoor Trampoline

These days we often find children sitting in front of the television or playing video game and as a concern parent you know that this sedentary life style will sooner or later affect their overall health. Active children who spend time running and jumping develops their minds and bodies faster compared to those who spends less active playing. They can either play indoors or outdoors however, most kids prefer to play outdoors because there is so much they can do while if they stay inside the house their play is just limited to running around the room. Even if we want them to participate in active play, we sometimes are hesitant when they do it outdoors, especially if you have young kids, because you can’t keep an eye on them. If you want your kids to play inside the house you might want to consider buying them an indoor trampoline.

There are many sizes of trampoline available and you’re sure to find one that will perfectly fit the play room in your home. It can be used by any members of your family so all of you can have fun. When buying trampolines for the whole family to use make sure that it is durable and sturdy since it will be used by different persons with varying weight. You can also purchase those with enclosures or railings on them so kids will be safe.

When installing an indoor trampoline, make sure that is located away from any objects to prevent injuries and accidents. You also need to remind the kids to play on it one at a time and never simultaneously.

There are so many benefits we get while playing with indoor trampolines and no wonder it is one of the most saleable item in the market. It does not only serve as a toy for kids to play with but also a device where they can exercise and work out.


Stiff Neck? Try a Neck Pillow Tonight

I got into a bus accident, back in high school. I was on the bus to school, and the car in-front was hit! Fortunately, nobody in the car had injuries, but a few us in the bus were hurt. Nobody in the bus wore seat belts, so we were quite lucky none of the injuries were serious. I had a bad case of whiplash, myself. After that, I underwent a long physical therapy, but my neck still has its problems. Until now, I am still using a neck pillow whenever I go to sleep, travel, or to just watch TV.

I wish I wasn’t suffering from this neck pain, neck pillows help me get really comfy. I rely so much on these pillows to keep my neck aligned while I relax. I have different types of these pillows around.

Neck Support Pillow – I use this type for relaxing, while reading books, or just watching TV. It’s quite important for me to support my neck if I am going to be sitting for a long time. I also use it for work at home.

Cervical Neck Pillow – I use this pillow when I go to sleep. It’s the best thing to use when you sleep on your back or on your side. This gives great support to your neck or cervical spine. They can be a bit uncomfortable the first time you use it, but when you get used to it, they can be your best sleeping friends.

Inflatable Neck Pillow – I use this one when I travel. An inflatable pillow is perfect if you’re travelling light.
Travel Neck Pillow – A plush pillow that is almost the same size as an inflatable pillow. I use it over weekend trips. It gives great support during those long road trips! I can even use the pillow when I arrive.

I wouldn’t get all these pillows if I didn’t have this neck problem; however, I am really grateful for them because they help me preserve my posture. They can also help with your snoring!


« Previous PageNext Page »