Thursday, December 19, 2013

Protecting Your Skin by Preventing Razor Burn

Taking care of your skin can be quite a daunting task. It requires time and necessary products, but the payoff leaves your skin healthy, moisturized and protected all the time. People always seem to turn heads when sunlight reveals a smooth and beautiful layer of vibrant skin. Many people, however, aren't typically attracted to visible layers of hair on the arms and legs for young girls and women. So naturally women take care of this surface nuisance by shaving their desired areas to uncover smooth and sleek skin.
It's important for every woman to keep their appearance clean and refreshed by shaving on a regular basis. Perfecting the technique of shaving cleanly may not be so black and white. Many small tasks can be used to get a better, cleaner, and faster shave. If proper steps aren't met, razor burns are a typical result. These razor burns manifest themselves as red bumps or small lacerations on the legs or arms. Applying a simple moisturizer with healing components can reduce these irritating effects. Ideally before starting any shave, it's best to take a warm shower beforehand. The warm water works to relax the skin and open up the microscopic pores that house the hair follicles. As these pores widen the follicles become less rigid and thus provide a smoother surface to work with.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

10 Tips to Keep Emotionally & Physically Fit Parenting the Disabled Child

Having 2 disabled children who have miraculously reached their mid-30's and having kept myself out of the snake pit and the abyss up until now, I've been asked to share my secrets for not only surviving, but growing into my fuller spiritual potential.
Dealing with disabilities in children is one of the most harrowing, difficult, heart-breaking challenges on the planet - if you dare to care. Yet it is juxtaposed by the most illuminating, gracious and heart-felt experiences you could ever know. If you simply look deep into the eyes of the disabled or their parents you can feel God.
The truly great on earth are those who accept their less than perfect lot with simple, elegant grace. And those dedicated to serving them are the queens and kings among us. Having spent chunks of time in the realm of life and death knowing other brave disabled children and their heroic parents and caretakers, has truly been a gift that always makes me resist getting back to the "real world" of glitz, glam and gossip.
Its always been at the most difficult, white knuckle time that gems of how to cope, let go, advocate or live in the moment reveal themselves. So let me share the top 10 tips that I've learned and continue to cultivate.
1. Always take care of yourself first - for all the obvious and intelligent reasons. Your disabled child needs you to be strong and happy, not weak and resentful.