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5 Reasons to Switch Over to Natural Deodorants

Say goodbye to those traditional deodorants!

 

Have you ever smelt a bit dodgy and cursed your sweat glands because of the amount of sweat it produces? Well, here is a fun fact, our sweat isn’t the culprit. The odor you receive is actually the bacteria that lives on your skin. So, what comes in when you need to get rid of that, of course, it’s deodorant! Sadly, the deodrants available commercially aren’t really that good for your skin as it can contain so many unknown and harmful chemicals. So, stop blaming your sweat glands and sit back as we bring you five reasons you should try natural deodorants instead of the former.

 

  1. No Aluminum.

If you find yourself using antiperspirants or deodorants with aluminum in them (most of these products found in the market have aluminium as it is used to block the pores, reducing sweat) you should know about the health-risks they come along with. Aluminium might be helpful in reducing the amount of sweat, but it has a harmful effect in the long run. Antiperspirants contain topically applied aluminium salts are able to absorb into your body with the use of the product. If it isn’t worse enough that we are exposed to aluminium through kitchen appliances already, deodorants have amounts of it that can cause severe problems, as the amounts of aluminum can reach the brain. Humans absorb aluminium through the skin which then later reaches the brain and causes short term side effects like memory loss, learning difficulties, lack of concentration and coordination amongst others. Natural deodorants are free of substances like that of aluminium which is the best benefit of all.

 

  1. Fragrance.

The term fragrance may remind of pleasant smells that are your favourite, it has a different approach to deodorant products. Artificial fragrances are often added to these products to provide a nice smell for the user. The chemicals used to make this “fragrance” are linked to diabetes, cancer, obesity, fertility issues, and developmental problems. The brand often does not note the chemicals used in the product which makes you blindly trust what goes into making them. However, with a natural deodorant, you don’t have to worry about this aspect as they are made from organic ingredients.

 

  1. Propylene Glycol.

An inexpensive product, it is used in skincare products to allow them to be easily absorbed into the skin of the user. However, it can also damage your central nervous system, heart and liver in the process. Although it is known for giving the product a creamier consistency it isn’t recommended as good for the skin.

 

  1. Steareth-n.

The “n” in the title stands for a number, so different brands with different products may have a varied number given on it for example, Steareth-3. Although Steareth-n is known to be derived from vegetable it still isn’t recommended for the skin. This is because it can be reacted with carcinogen or ethylene oxide that by the sound of it itself, isn’t really good on the skin.

 

  1. Triclosan.

This is a skin-irritant that is known for also causing dermatitis. As you may or may not know, your body contains two kinds of bacteria, the good kind and the bad. What triclosan does is, when it comes in contact with your skin, it kills both which isn’t a good sign as you need the good bacteria (hence you having it in the first place). Scientifically, Triclosan has also been classified as a pesticide which obviously doesn’t sound like something you’d want on your skin now would you?

 

So, next time you’re out buying essentials at the store, glance upon the ingredients used in commercial deodorants or experiment with natural ones. As your skin is different from amongst other people, trying different brands till you find one that is effective should be a wise call. Until then, enjoy your natural deodorant journey!

 

 

     

Pests can infest and multiply literally anywhere is they get the required nutrition and atmospheric conditions. Therefore, it does not matter if you like in a duplex flat, a posh bungalow or a lavish apartment, the chances of pest infestations are high if proper preventive measures are not taken. Similar to humans, pests to need some basic conditions to survive like a proper temperature conditions, adequate water and food supply. Entering your house is also not a big problem because they can find multiple entrance options that even you might not know about! If you are confused about how can you prevent these pesky creatures from invading your house, the answer is very simple—take the necessary precautions.

Pests can be of many types and each of them might differ drastically in habits, shapes and sizes but some traits are common in all of them. They are all disease carriers, unhygienic and destructive towards house property. Some common pests  

 

that you must know about are termites, ants, cockroaches, rats, fleas and rodents. If any of the aforementioned enters your house and if you do happen to spot even one of them, call pest control to prevent a full blown infestation problem. Some of the ways that you can prevent these conditions in your house are given below:

1. Clean the House on a Regular Basis

Cleaning your house on a regular basis will reduce the chances of infestation by a great amount. Most pests look for dirty and unclean places to breed and therefore cleanliness is the key to prevent pest infestation. You should sweep, vacuum clean and even mop on a regular basis to keep your house clean. This way pest won’t be able to enter or breed in unsuspecting places.

Also, give special attention to neglected places like the corners of your house while cleaning. Pests like rodents are attracted more if you have opened food packages lying around in the house. Therefore, ensure that food items are not exposed or scattered around the house as this might attract pests. The general rule is that pests feel comfortable and safe in dirty environment and therefore is the house is cleaned properly, they won’t stay in your house. However, if you still face a problem or spot any pest then don’t forget to call Pest Control Services to get rid of the problem early.

2. Don’t Forget To Keep Your Garbage Can Empty

Another mistake that most people make is that they leave their trash can full and forget to dispose of the garbage that they have accumulated. This should be prevented and you should always be extra careful to not leave trash lying around your garbage can for too long. This is because it is extremely unhealthy as the trash will be a breeding ground for many tiny microorganisms and this will further attract pest in your house. All your efforts in keeping your house clean will be for naught if there are creatures breeding in your garbage can.

It does not matter in the waste is organic or inorganic because both of them will attract pests and if they start poking around your garbage box, the next destination on their list will be your home itself. This is even true if you keep your house spotlessly clean. Therefore, dispose the garbage on a regular basis and keep the environment around your house clean to prevent any pest from invading your house.

3. Keep Some Specific Plants Around

Believe it or not, but there are some plants, that can repel away pests and certain disease carrying insects. You can plant some of them in your garden or keep potted plants in your balcony to repel away pests. Some of them are lavender, marigolds, mint, neem, eucalyptus and tulsi. Keeping them indoors can work too if you don’t have much space outside. Try to keep them near the windows because they are one of the entrances from which pests can enter easily. The other thing that you can do is use the extracts of the aforementioned plant leaves or flowers and spray them around your house as you see fit. You can even store the contents in a spray bottle and apply them regularly to keep pests away from your house. For people trying this tip for the first time, go for things that are easily available and will also not cost too much, like mint extracts or lavender extracts to keep the pests away.

4. Remove All the Weeds

If you live near a heavily forested area or happen to have a dense garden, make sure to regularly remove any weeds around the house. Weeds are not only bad for your grass, but they also are a good place for pests to stay securely. Some pests that can accumulate in a densely forested or abundant grass area are snakes, rats and poisonous lizards. Therefore, don’t neglect your garden and keep it well barricaded if you live near a forested area. Harmful creatures tend to frequent with dense vegetation and therefore it is always to keep your lawn grass trimmed and neat.

5. Do Not Keep Food Uncovered

The smell of exposed, open food will attract all sorts of creatures like ants, cockroaches, lizards and other insects. Cockroaches as you know are disease carriers and will make your whole family sick if they get near your food. Also, throw away any spoiled food items like rotten vegetables; extra soft fruits because they too will attract pests in your house. Try to use air tight sealed containers to store dry food items like pulses. Leaving food exposed is unhygienic as it will attract pests and therefore opened food packages should be stored in proper containers to keep pests away.

The above were some preventive ways that can help you keep pests away from your house. Use them and keep your house hygienic by removing even the possibility of any pest infestation. We hope the above article helped and do comment to share your thoughts.

There are many known factors that have contributed to causing damage to our skin. A few of these factors include long time exposure to sun, too much of stress, unhealthy lifestyle amidst others.

These factors cause certain damages to our skin such as wrinkles, change in complexion and so on.

However, there is diverse skin rejuvenation treatment in existence that can help you correct skin problems when you visit cosmetic dermatologists or professional skin care specialists.

What is Skin Rejuvenation?

 


Skin rejuvenation is a form of skin treatment carried out for the purpose of ensuring the reversal of skin aging (making the sagging areas of the skin firmer), wrinkles and also to restore youthful complexion of your skin.

In this post, we will be discussing 5 ways skin rejuvenation treatment will help you.

1.Enhanced Collagen Production

As you grow older, there are certain changes you experience on your skin such as wrinkles, development of saggy skin, spot. These can occur as a result of sun exposure or reduction of collagen.

Skin rejuvenation processes such as the use of Laser treatments and tightening treatment enhance collagen production.

Collagen is useful in skin tightening, thus stimulating collagen formation will prevent or correct various skin problems.

This treatment is known to effectively improve your skin texture.

2.Goodbye to Blemishes and Acne Scars

Skin rejuvenation options such as chemical peel treatments and dermabrasion are effective when it comes to removing different forms of skin blemishes, acne scars, and pigmentation imperfections.

These treatment options are also used for exfoliation of the top skin layer, to cause the formation of new cells.

This in return enhances the texture of the skin and a reduction in the scars and blemishes.

3.It Boosts Your Blood Circulation

 

Another type of rejuvenation therapy is micro needling. It helps you get a balanced physique by enhancing blood circulation to your brain and other vital organs of the body.

If you have an effective blood circulatory system, it is not only useful in preventing premature aging, it also has different ways to benefit the body as a whole.

Also, you have to ensure that you only allow a specialist to perform this therapy on you as much care needs to be taken during this treatment.

4.Say Hello To Smooth Skin

Botox injection is another option for rejuvenation treatment. A good idea it can be if you seek enhancement of your skin texture.

It is believed to make you look years younger than your usual age just a few minutes after you take the injection.

However, there are side defects to this injection which include skin tautness which wears off within few months.

Also, skin rejuvenation treatment such as Facelift, eyelid lift, and eyebrow lift is mostly used for facial rejuvenation.

The type of treatment to do depends on the condition of the patient involved.

Consulting with a skin care specialist will make you know beforehand the type of surgery to expect.

5.Skin Toning


Ultrasound therapy is another treatment used for skin rejuvenation. It is a non-surgical method used to tone the skin and make sagging skin firmer.

This rejuvenation therapy would give you the kind of toned look you desire. This is achieved by lowering the appearance of wrinkles and lines.

 


Nonetheless, if you are planning to go for any of the skin rejuvenation options, the first thing you should do is to visit a professional cosmetologist or a professional dermatologist. Doing that will make you get the full details about what each treatment entails.

Also, you should note that the skin rejuvenation treatment recommended by the dermatologist will depend on different factors.

Factors to consider when recommending treatment options should include your desired recovery time, skin condition, your age, and the type of defects you want to correct.

There are also rare instances that can warrant you to take a combination of treatment options to so you can get a better result.