Weather conditions can have a huge impact on our bodies, from our skin to the inner workings of our immune systems which is why it's important to make some changes to your health and beauty regime as Britain edges ever closer to the coldest months of the year.
By Jenny MacLeanGuest Blogger
a year ago
Health and Beauty
Pregnancy plays havoc with our bodies, well it did mine. It particularly did a number on my teeth, however, it does pay to remember that in the UK you get free dental treatment on the NHS during pregnancy and after for a year.
Vivienne Egan who writes for Ethicare Dental has some great tips on looking after your teeth during pregnancy and why pregnancy can affect your teeth.The extra hormones firing in your body means that your gums can soften and bleed, leading to gum disease such as gingivitis, as well as tooth sensitivity and other issues which can affect both you and your baby if not addressed properly – studies are underway to find out if there is a link between gum disease and low birth weight.
So how should you look after your gums and teeth during pregnancy...
Eyebrows are one of those things which can completely pull your face together even if the only other make up you're wearing is a lick of mascara and a dab of lip balm. Until about two years ago I actually thought eyebrows came in three categories1. Perfect, no need to do anything to them.2. Crazy bushy eyebrows which cause tears and expensive threading and waxing bills/hours of plucking.3. Drawn on.I had no idea people were delicately filling in their eyebrows with powders and setting them with wax, this had completely escaped my consciousness. Somehow I thought trying out an eyebrow regime would be great and my face would suddenly look beautiful but alas I tried it for the first time when slightly tipsy when getting ready for a night out and my eye brows looked less Scouse Brow and more Slug Brow. Bum...
In today's society, health and beauty products have become essential items for both men and women. These products, which span a number of different areas, can cost anything from a few pounds to several hundred! With finances continuing to be tight for many of us, keeping our finances healthy and looking good is as important as keeping ourselves healthy and looking good. Nevertheless, with some savvy thinking, it is achievable.
By Jenny MacLeanGuest Blogger
2 years ago
Money Saving Tips
Fingernails are an important part of any outfit. They are a small detail
that, when done well, blend in perfectly with any look you wish to
portray. Ignore them, though and you inadvertently draw attention to
those ragged little nails and, as we all know, it's the little things
that make all the difference! This is a great time to play with display
of your hands; colour, patterns and classic designs are very popular.
For your fingers it's anything goes!
As a Registered Nurse I try to keep my medicine cupboard fully stocked to cope with any First Aid emergency but, as a mother, I am also drawn to natural remedies, especially during the summer months when families face an increase in common yet irritating ailments. While not meant in any way to replace medical advice, the following remedies are great to know if you haven't got access to more modern solutions and, even though many are not scientifically proven, they have been around for years - science or not, they always seem to work.