- Water cleanses. Drink 1.5 + liters of water every day, it keeps your skin elastic.
- Nutrients from food. Eat versatile and healthy – fish, vegetables and berries. Internally taken vitamins and minerals strengthen the skin of your body.
- Peel now and then. Peel the skin of your body once or twice a week. As the dead skin cells are removed, the nurturing substances of the body lotion also absorb better.
- Dry brush once in a while. It makes your blood circulate and improves the colour of the skin.
- Check your detergents. Avoid soaps that dry your skin. Use mild detergents with ph. 5.5
- Lotion for clean skin only. Apply the body lotion on a dry and clean skin only. After sauna or bath, wait about 20-30 minutes before you spread the lotion so that the pores are closed.
- Don’t forget the feet! When treating calluses on your soles and toes it’s important to pay attention on regular washing and moisturizing.
- Dry elbows? Before going to bed, apply some extremely moisturizing lotion on your elbows and put on a long-sleeved shirt. When you wake up the elbows should be visibly softer.
Taken from HomeFront Iseue 13
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The rise in the number of overweight children is disturbing because it causes so many health problems and can lead to social problems. Obesity can have a major impact on how children feel about themselves and how they interact with others. Obese adolescents are more likely to have low self-esteem, which may impact on other aspects of their lives such as the development of friendships and competency at school.
Once a child is overweight it requires a lot of effort and commitment for them to return to a healthy weight. The only way to maintain a healthy weight, is to use (or ‘burn’) the energy from the foods you eat. If you eat more than you use, your body will store the extra energy as fat. Once overweight or obese our children are more than likely to remain obese as adolescents and become overweight or obese adults.
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Making your own Muesli by Vanessa WAU
I don’t know if any of you eat cereals regularly although last weekend i was at the supermarket and i started wondering about doing my own mix of muesli. I usually buy wild berry organic muesli that are pretty expensive so i decided try to make my own and see if it was cost effective. I bough a pack of whole wheat cereal, whole chocolate corn flakes and oat, then i bought a pack of dried fruits mix with nuts, almonds and all that stuff and a pack of dried cranberries. I then mixed that all together and with the same money i got 4 times more muesli.
A pack of organic wild berries muesli here would cost around 8 to 10€ for 0.5kg. making my own muesli (all organic too) i spent around 10€ and i got almost 2kg of it. So right now i cannot understand why i spent all that money for all these years..