When we make use of plant oils to make our psychological well-being better, this is called aromatherapy. It also has a positive influence on our physical health. Aromatherapy can be very effective and uses smell as its tool. To be more definite aromatherapy employs essential oils extracted from the plants, combining them at times to achieve the required effect. Being highly concentrated, essential oils must be diluted. When aroma is inhaled, the air with essential oils is absorbed by the blood. Olfactory receptors located in the nose transmit the smell and it gets to the limbic system, which is linked with our emotions and mood. Read the rest of this entry »
When you are selecting your SPF (Sun Protection Factor) level for sunscreen, do you know exactly what the differet levels mean? If not, you are not alone.
Here is the scoop on how much of the sun’s rays each level of SPF protects you from.
SPF 4 blocks 75% of the suns rays (allowing 25% through)
SPF 8 blocks 87.5% of the suns rays (allowing 12.5% through)
SPF 15 blocks 93.3% of the suns rays (allowing 6.7% through)
SPF 30 blocks 96.7% of the suns rays (allowing 3.3% through)
SPF 50 blocks 98% of the suns rays (allowing 2% through)
If you are wanting to protect your hair from sun damage, there are several things you can do, as well as several things you should not do. Here are the best hair sun care tips. Read the rest of this entry »
We have all done it. We go without sunscreen, or forget to reapply it after swimming, or got burned on a cloudy day when you would least expect it. So you are now the owner of a sunburn rather than a tan, but what should you do to treat it? Read the rest of this entry »
Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating and purging. Bulimics purge by either inducing vomiting or by abusing laxatives and diuretics. Some do all three. Read the rest of this entry »
Anorexia nervosa, often just referred to as anorexia, is a disorder caused by severe self-imposed dieting. This most commonly affects teenage girls, but anorexia can affect all ages, races, socio-economic backgrounds as well as both males and females. Read the rest of this entry »
The root of many eating disorders seems to be emotional or psychological. Oftentimes, they run in families, so if you have (or still are) suffered an eating disorder, you need to be especially vigilant in watching your children for possible signs of an eatiing disorder. Read the rest of this entry »
Life changes and long term stress is often cited as common triggers for depression. Some people are genetically more prone to depression triggers than others. Read the rest of this entry »
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is also commonly known as the winter blues. This is a mental health problem that strikes men and women during the months when there isn’t as much sunlight. Read the rest of this entry »