Being above your ideal weight can be detrimental in so many ways. However, it isn’t just about the health risks that it can pose, but also about your confidence. It is difficult to feel your best when you don’t think that you look your best.
If you are like me, you've probably jumped at more than one method for weight loss, each with less than desirable results. It took me a while to realize that the problem wasn’t that I was a failure, but that the methods themselves were to blame.
Over the course of a few nights, even a slight loss of sleep - one to two hours - is enough to make you feel like you haven’t closed your eyes for days. When you sleep your body heals itself; bolstering your immune system, building muscle mass, and maintaining and developing the complex neural pathways that connect the brain. Without proper rest, your brain’s ability to learn new skills, manage emotional behavior, and solve problems is impaired.
My mornings can be chaotic, with a flurry of new things that need to be done, and soon I find my daily planner is filled with tasks, some of them spilling over to the next day. It can be overwhelming sometimes, and if you’re like me, no matter what you do throughout the day, something can stress you out, and cause anxiety or mood shifts. What you do each day and how you respond to situations can quicken your heart rate, raise blood pressure, and generally disrupt your well being.
Instead of reaching for medication that may have some unwanted side effects, various studies show the effectiveness of using essential oils to calm your mind and your heart, thereby greatly reducing anxiety and even depression. Here are the 5 best essential oils for anxiety:
While some medical conditions are such that having a delay in seeing results is acceptable, when you are sidelined by chronic headaches or debilitating migraines, you need reliable and fast relief. Unfortunately, because there are so many things that can trigger both headaches and migraines, it can be challenging to find the right method to get the relief you need.
I know that when I get an occasional headache or even mind-numbing migraine, it always seems to come at the most inopportune time. I’m not a fan of synthetic medication, so I started to do some research into natural methods of relief so I could have them handy.
I've been obsessed with essential oils recently! The more I use them, the more I come to appreciate their effectiveness. I've been blown away by the wonders these oils have worked on my complexion. Based on the online reviews of these products, other people have enjoyed these products almost as much as I have.
The following 5 best essential oils for your face can do it all. They are sure to help alleviate any skin problem you might be having. These oils are, in my opinion, the best essential oils for skincare, and you should add them to your health and beauty toolkit as soon as you can.
Aging skin and the appearance of wrinkles are problems that face us all at some point. Pollution, heavy workloads, increased stress and many other factors in our hectic lives have contributed to why our skin ages more quickly than we’d like it to. Luckily, there is an easy solution to our problem - essential oils! But which is the best essential oil for wrinkles?
If you want your skin to look bright and radiant and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, I highly recommend using essential oils on your skin. There are no harsh chemicals, only natural ingredients that you can feel good about using. And as an added bonus, they also have therapeutic properties that can enhance your physical and mental health.
In addition to smelling wonderful, essential oils have some very good health and beauty benefits. People have been using them since ancient times for their medicinal properties. More recently they have gained popularity as a natural means of promoting healthy hair and skin. They’re even used pretty widely in natural shampoos and conditioners.
These oils, which are extracted or distilled from various plant parts such as seeds, fruits, flowers, and leaves are highly concentrated and potent. For the promotion of hair growth, there are several options, each with their own distinct medicinal property. Here’s our list of the best essential oils for hair growth and hair health to help make everyday a good hair day.
You think acne is only something you deal with when you’re a teenager, and then one morning you wake up and see it in the mirror: a huge pimple has taken over your chin. You can hide it with makeup, or use harsh chemicals to fix it, but sometimes that only makes it worse.
Acne is caused by a variety of factors, hormones being the main culprit past your teen years, but what can you do to combat it? There are plenty of acne medications at the drugstore, but did you know certain essential oils can also help your persistent acne or occasional breakouts? For a more natural approach to clearing your skin, read on to see how these essential oils can lead to better skin, and less concealer.
Cleansing is the first and most important part of any skin care routine, but when it comes to cleansing there is no one-size-fits-all formula. A gentle and effective cleanser will remove dead cells, oil, makeup and atmospheric pollutants from the skin’s surface preventing the clogging that can lead to acne. It should leave the skin feeling clean and rejuvenated without drying it out.
A thorough cleansing session prepares the skin for the moisturizers and toners that follow. If moisturizers and cosmetics are applied to the skin before it has been properly cleansed, the pores can become blocked by trapped oil and dirt which can lead to embarrassing skin blemishes and acne.
Our skin is bombarded with pollutants throughout the day. It’s subjected to harsh weather conditions, air-conditioning and artificially heated environments. Skin can be affected by medications and hormonal interference. All of these factors can have a negative impact on your skin, and can leave it looking dull and tired.
A face mask used once or twice a week can restore your skin’s radiance, by thoroughly cleansing it, removing impurities, and reducing the appearance of fine lines.
The ultimate anti-aging tool, face masks are a very important part of your skin care regime as they bring improvements to skin tone that are immediately apparent. They are able to effectively deliver nutrients to the skin, as the internal warmth that face masks generate gently open the pores, allowing the skin to absorb minerals and vitamins.