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We’ve all been there. You’re driving along, enjoying the open highway, perhaps even cruising on the road trip of a lifetime, and all seems well with the world… and then it happens.

The dashboard suddenly lights up like a Christmas tree.

Or perhaps…

A stone flies and hits the windscreen.

Or we hear the flap-flap-flap noise that signifies a tire has been punctured.

When these issues occur, we all have the same reactions; we’re momentarily alarmed, then, well, we’re just plain irritated. Our vehicle, which moments before seemed to be running effortlessly has now been compromised and we’re going to have to spend time and money to fix the issue. This is an inconvenience, and our lives are busy, and the issue doesn’t seem that bad…

So we decide it can wait.

If you’ve done this, then fear not; you’re not alone. We’ve all had moments when our vehicle has indicated an issue to us, and our response has largely been, “I don’t care”. Unless the issue is so pressing that it is preventing us from driving, most of the time, we’ll carry on regardless.

However, there is an issue with this kind of thought process; just because nothing terrible has happened yet doesn’t mean that it’s not going to happen at all. In fact, some of those small inconveniences can swiftly become much bigger problems.

Take for example, a light pinging up on the dashboard— maybe it’s the engine management light or a warning about the oil. If left unattended, these issues can cause genuine and irreparable damage to your vehicle. The lights are there to tell you to act, now, as soon as you possibly can; if you ignore them, there’s a good chance that your engine will never recover. Here, for example, is what happens to an engine without oil:

What Happens To An Engine Without Oil? - YouTube

Definitely a situation you’re going to want to prevent, so follow the advice of the guidance lights and make the necessary repair as soon as possible!

Furthermore, a small chip in your windscreen may not seem like a reason to panic, but you will be amazed at how quickly those chips can grow. A chip or crack, no matter how small, will compromise the integrity of the windscreen. If your windscreen is hit again, then there’s a good chance it will completely destroy the entire screen. As a result, try and make it a rule of thumb that as soon as you see a crack, you schedule in windscreen repairs as soon as possible.

Finally, if your car tire is punctured, then it’s punctured. Continuing to drive on it will do little but guarantee that the puncture can’t be mended. Instead of a repair, you’ll have to find the money for an entirely new tire. It’s far better for the tire — and your budget! — if you pull over as soon as you notice the tire is punctured, then either change the tire yourself or wait for assistance to do so.

So when these “small” problems occur, treat them as if they’re big problems, and you won’t go far wrong.

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Your car is such an important part of your life and it serves an essential purpose every day. A car gives you much greater freedom, as well as improving your independence and opportunities. So, you need to make sure you focus on how to get the best out of your car and ensure that it is always in the best working order it can possibly be.

This is why you need to make sure you focus on the important aspects of car ownership. There are so many things you have to consider in this regard, and it can be difficult to get everything right. Hence, here are some helpful hints that you can follow to help you get the most out of your vehicle.

Keep it Clean

Keeping your vehicle clean is absolutely essential for getting the most out of it. You need to make sure everything is in full working order, and this means you have to ensure you keep it to the best possible standard you can. So, focus on keeping your car squeaky clean inside and out because this will make it run effectively for longer. You have to make sure you are doing as much as possible to improve the way your car is treated and keeping it clean is a big part of this.

Store it Correctly

You have to ensure that you are storing the car correctly in order to make sure it is well protected. The elements can have a huge bearing on any vehicles and protecting your car against the elements ensures that it can run better and reduce the chance of any foreseeable problems in the future. Look at keeping your car in a garage, or at least covered.

Always Have Essentials on Standby

There are some essentials that you need to keep on standby for when the car inevitably needs them. Visit ridebass.com and stock up on windshield washer fluid. Also make sure you have a spare tire in the trunk and have some spare car parts in storage as well. This is crucial for helping you improve the way your car is being maintained and looked after, as well as helping to keep it in full working order.

Drive Sensibly

Make sure you always do what you can to drive sensibly and carefully. This is something you have to make sure you focus on as much as you can. There are plenty of excellent drivers out there but also some who aren’t so good. The more sensible you are behind the wheel, the more you will become a better driver and the better it will be for the car in the long run.

These are just a few of the top hints that will help you to get the best out of your car moving forward. There are loads of great hints that will help you improve the longevity and safety of your vehicle, and these are just a few of the best.

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For those that love the hustle and bustle, and bright lights; there’s nothing quite like a city break or escape. You’ll never be stuck for something to do and if you’re an energetic or restless soul who just loves to stay busy; a city getaway could be just what you need.  Sometimes, you just need a change of scenery and new experiences to unwind, relax, and have a great time. Vacations don’t always have to be a plane journey away and involve a beach. There are some great deals to be had on city escapes and it’s always worth keeping your eyes peeled for something that’s close by so that you can hop in your car and be there within an hour on a Friday night to enjoy a long weekend of fun.

There’s bound to be so much to do and see, so, you’ll need to make a plan beforehand so that you can squeeze as much of the fun stuff into your trip as possible. You don’t want to arrive and feel totally lost for a few days before heading home again. Therefore, it’s time to get your notebook and pen out, and start writing a list of the places you want to visit, shop, eat and drink, and where you’ll need to book. The following are some ideas and inspiration surrounding the benefits of a city break for those who don’t want to have to travel far for a weekend of nothing but fun.

Getting There: ASAP!

The best thing about heading to your nearest city is going to be the ease of getting there. Utilising public transport or driving your Ford there will always work out far more affordable than a flight. Choosing your nearest city to make the most of over your weekend will also keep travel and insurance costs down as you’ll be avoiding any lengthy road trips. It’s worth checking out different insurance companies before you leave to ensure that your car is covered for everything city life might be throwing at it. If you’re enjoying regular local city trips, you’re bound to cut down the mileage in your car along with the amount of gas you’ll use; so getting there will never break the bank. It’s also worth checking out if your chosen accommodation has secure parking or if you can find a carpark that will offer a deal for the duration of your stay. Sorting out parking beforehand will save you a lot of cash as city parking is renowned for being expensive.

It’s Time To Eat!

Whether you’ve travelling by public transport or car; you’re bound to be hungry after your journey. Stock up on snack and drinks for your journey, especially if you’ve booked some self-catering accommodation. However, if you’ve decided to fully enjoy what your city can offer in the way of places to get full; some snacks and bottles of drink will get you there without anyone getting hungry. With so many city-based deals on offer online; you’ll always be able to find somewhere to eat at a discounted price. Therefore, it’s worth taking a look online the week leading up to your trip and make the most of saving some cash that you can spend on something else when you’re there. Book into any popular restaurants, and plan that brunch or afternoon tea you’ve always wanted to try in the latest Instagram-worthy cafe.

See The Sights And Do All The Things!

As previously mentioned, you’ll never be stuck for something to do in a city setting, and, you’re only there for the weekend, right? So, it’s time to fill each day, evening, and night up, with something memorable and fun. There’ll always be a new restaurant or bar, or an exhibition in the gallery or museum to see. Heading into new and vibrant settings and experiencing different food, culture, and sights will enrich your life in the space of a couple of days and nights. Do plenty of online research and read an array of reviews so that you can discover some of the best things to do in your chosen city. Give yourself a budget; it’s too easy to overspend in a city setting so prioritise the things that you really want to do, see, eat, and drink. You can condense a lot of learning, discovery, and excitement into a short space of time when you’re staying in a city, thus ensuring that you don’t need to fly overseas for a fortnight to have the best getaway ever.

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Owning a car is a rite of passage; it’s like ordering a beer when you turn 18. You’ve been waiting for years to get the chance and finally, it’s here and it’s incredible.

That’s how most of us feel when we first pass our driving test. Driving is like a drug and you can’t get enough, but the intensity does start to fade away after a while. Still, unlike other obsessions, we continue to do it week in week out. Losing a car is like losing a limb to some people.

For others, the realisation has finally hit home and if you’ve been thinking about selling up, have a look at some of the lifestyle pros underneath.

Less Stress

Driving is supposed to make life easier but it often adds to the tension. One minute you’re cruising along without a care in the world and the next a motorist cuts you up. Do you take a breath and collect your thoughts before reacting? Nope, you honk on the horn and scream obscenities until your blood pressure hits the roof. With no car, there is no need to worry about road rage. Even selling up is straightforward with Saxton 4x4. Whichever way you look at it, cortisol is going to be the big loser, not you.

Better Health

Mental health is the key, but physical well-being has a role to play too. Obesity rates are skyrocketing year after year and we as a society are getting unhealthier and it’s beginning to impact everyone. Your car has a lot to answer because it ingrains a lazy attitude within your head. “Don’t walk,” it says, “drive instead.” Driving is quicker and easier. Of course, the body doesn’t get the same work out from sitting behind the wheel. By scraping your motor, you’ll have to do more physical exercise. Even if you use public transport, you’ve got to get there in the first place.

Fewer Money Troubles

Although it’s paper, money doesn’t grow on trees. Unfortunately, there is never enough of it to go around and there’s a good chance you’ll have problems at some point. When you do, it’s essential to shed the fat and keep the stuff that is necessary. For some reason, a car seems to fall into the latter category even though you can get by fine without one. As a result, families struggle to make ends meet while forking out a fortune on petrol and maintenance costs. Cashing in on it will relieve a lot of the pressure.

Time Saver

Do you live in the city? For those that do, owning a car is pointless at times. Forget about the stress and the money, and focus on the time instead. Sitting in traffic is inevitable, especially during the rush hour at 5pm in the evening. And, even when the lanes are moving, everything goes at a snail’s place. Plus, finding a parking spot is like spotting a needle in a haystack. In the city, there are plenty of things to do with your spare time; so why waste it in a jam or cruising around for a parking space?

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Let's face it, road trips are awesome. If you have a free weekend and you're not sure what to do, then a road trip is always the answer. It's essentially an adventure that takes you on a journey of discovery. It's a way of seeing things that you may not have ever noticed before on your usual trip to and from work - and that's the point. You opt for the scenic routes that add an extra thirty minutes onto your travels. You stop at a local cafe for a nice bite to eat and a refreshing drink to enjoy; and you pull over on the empty road to take the best selfie next to that funny road sign. - It's the little things you see. Those are the things you remember and cherish in your memories; and better still, you can do it surrounded by the ones that you love.

Before you do hit the road though, there are a few things that you will need to do and prepare so as to lessen the risk of something going wrong.

Here's how.

Have an extra jerry can, or two.

The last thing that you want to happen is to break down in the middle of nowhere and be forced to get in touch with the nearest towing services to come and save you. So make sure you fill up your fuel tank before you head out. But if you want to be extra safe, then fill up some jerry cans while you're there and keep them in the trunk of your car. This will just add that sense of security knowing that if ever you do plan on going further out, you don't need to stress about breaking down because you have a couple of cans to fill up your car with.

Have a multipurpose charger in your car.

Not that you'll be looking at your phone while you're on your road trip - but bringing a charger is always a good idea in case you need to get in touch with someone in the event of an emergency. Now, of course, there's the possibility of having no service, which is out of your control, but what you can control is having enough battery to do whatever necessary in terms of contact. You can buy a car charger that has multiple heads on; which is always a good move because it means there are options in case other passengers have a different phone or gadget than you.

Have enough water to last.

Water is one of the most important things. Our bodies need it in order to survive, so it's wise to bring some big bottles of water with you. If you have a cool box - even better, as you'll be able to keep it fresh and cold this way. If not, do all you can to keep it out of direct sunlight. And whenever you do find somewhere to pull over, be it a gas station, small shop, or bathroom - refill the used bottles so that you're never short of a drink.

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We have all been taught about the vital importance of good oral hygiene since early childhood. Even very young children learn about good tooth brushing habits, starting in day care and kindergarten sessions. Although, on early trips to the dentist, we were instructed to brush with a circular and vertical motion and to brush the gum line carefully, many of us still select toothbrushes according to the type of bristles we personally prefer rather than following expert dental advice concerning brushes.

Soft bristles vs. hard bristles—which is the better choice for practicing good dental hygiene? Since most people today use both electric and manual brushes for cleaning and polishing their teeth, it is important to choose the best bristle type for both, especially because you will be using them faithfully each day.

Toothbrushes with nylon bristles first arrived on the consumer market in the late 1930s when there was very little variety in toothbrush models. Today, pharmacies, convenience stores and even small travel and gift boutiques carry a wide selection of oral hygiene products including multiple toothbrush styles, sizes and shapes. Whether you need a new disposable (manual) brush or an electric (powered) one, you can easily find a good selection right in your neighborhood.

Due to the fast-paced daily lifestyles that many people have today, it is easy to neglect replacing toothbrushes when their bristles become worn and shaggy. We often pay more attention to replacing the batteries in our powered brushes first since without power, they will cease to function. Yet the bristles of electric toothbrushes need periodic replacement, just like our manual ones do, so your toothbrushes should be prominent items on your most essential grooming aids list for regular discarding and replacing, as needed.

Practical Tips for Selecting a New Toothbrush 

Type of Bristles

When you visit your local pharmacy or convenience store to buy a replacement head for your electric toothbrush or to choose a new manual brush, you will most likely find a display of brushes with soft, medium and hard bristles. Most consumers choose a brush with soft nylon bristles for comfortable daily use, especially if you tend to brush vigorously. Unless you have unusually strong teeth and gums, you may damage your gums and the root surface of your teeth or your tooth enamel when using bristles that are too firm.

For this reason, a soft-bristle brush is the safer choice. Using a brush with soft, pliable, less abrasive bristles; you can brush briskly and thoroughly without having to worry about causing harm to teeth or gums. It is also best to choose a toothbrush designed with rounded-tip bristles, which will also protect your gum line and tooth surfaces from damage due to overzealous brushing habits. After any dental procedure or surgery, your dental specialist will give you instructions for brushing your teeth or rinsing your mouth while gums and tissues heal.

Toothbrush Size

You should choose a toothbrush with a head that you can easily maneuver around inside your mouth to access all your teeth surfaces. For adults, a brush head measuring one half-inch in width and one inch tall is generally easy and effective for regular use. Although larger brush heads may look more effective, they can be difficult to position, especially for reaching the back molars or wisdom teeth (if you still have them).

Choose a toothbrush model with a handle of enough length for comfortable handling and operation. Beware of those convenient manual travel brushes with detachable handles. When cleaning your teeth with these brushes, the handles can easily become detached, which can present a slight danger of choking on the brush itself. Although the likelihood of choking for adults is slight, children may be in greater danger when brushing with these two-piece manual models.

If you want assurance that your favorite choice among toothbrushes has passed thorough and rigorous quality control testing for high degrees of safety and efficacy, ask your dentist for advice on top performance models. You can also check the packaging of brushes for sale in your neighborhood stores to determine which ones have gained official approval from the American Dental Association (ADA). All brushes approved will display the ADA Seal of Approval on their external packaging and product information inserts.

Common Mistakes in Tooth Brushing Habits

After choosing the right toothbrush design for safe, healthy cleaning and maintenance of your teeth and gums, check with your dentist or dental hygienist to ensure that you are using healthy brushing techniques. Common mistakes that many people of all ages make when brushing their teeth with both manual and electric brushes include the following:

Brushing Too Vigorously

We all need to remember that brushing harder is not necessarily better. If fact, scrubbing your teeth can be harmful to your tooth enamel and gums. Especially if you have the habit of scrubbing when you brush your teeth, focus on the mental image of massaging rather than scrubbing. There is really no need to scour your teeth like you are cleaning the tile flooring, your bathtub or shower walls. Since dental plaque is soft and pliable, by thoroughly, but gently massaging your teeth and gums and penetrating beneath the gum line with your soft-bristle brush, you will see much better results than any amount of scrubbing will produce.

Neglecting the Gum Line

Because bacteria can collect along your gum line, it is necessary to brush along and just beneath the gum line. Many dentists recommend using your soft-bristle brush at the gum edge, bending and extending the bristles underneath the gums. If you position your brush at a 45-degree angle against your gum line, this process will be easier. While still in the 'mouth-cleansing mode', be sure to brush your tongue as well. When you finish, your teeth will be sparkling clean, and your entire mouth will feel revitalised and refreshed.

King of Prussia Specialists Offer Expert Dental Hygiene and Care

When you contact the highly accomplished and experienced dental specialists at King of Prussia Periodontics & Dental Implants offices located in King of Prussia, PA, you will receive ultimate quality dental consultation, advice and comprehensive dental services. This well-respected dental practice offers the dental expertise of Dr. Marissa Crandall Cruz, Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology, Dr. Mana Nejadi, former Director of the Predoctoral Periodontics program at the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Rimple Sandhu, an active member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Periodontology.

Comprehensive dental care services provided include Cosmetic Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Periodontal Disease Treatment and Maintenance, TMJ Disorder Treatment, Waterlase Dental Laser Surgery and Dental Hygiene Therapy.

Learn more about the many excellent dental care services provided by these dental specialists by visiting their website: www.kopperio.com or contacting them by phone at: 610-783-7800.

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While it isn’t exactly a “medical” diagnosis, sensitive skin is quite common. This is more of a known condition, and it can occur for a lot of different reasons. Some people are born with genetics that predispose them to sensitive skin. Others simply have reactions to their environment, diet, or other changes in or around them. Regardless of the cause, there are a lot of easy clues that could help you identify if you have sensitive skin. Once you know, you’ll know better what you can do about it.  

Look for Signs

Most of the symptoms of sensitive skin and other common dermatitis cases are visible. If you pay attention to your skin, as well as any changes that might occur, you’ll easily identify what is going on. You might even be able to identify the culprit on your own if you’re really keeping a close eye on your skin.

 Clue #1- Red patches, including rashes, irritation, or scaly, rough areas. When the outer layer of your skin is compromised, it leaves your skin vulnerable to irritants, moisture loss, and other risks.

Clue #2- Dry, flaking patches of skin. Although not every person with sensitive skin also has dry skin, it can be a good indicator that there is something amiss, or at least something to keep an eye on.

Clue #3- Flushing and/or blushing of the skin after exposure to weather, irritants, or certain foods or beverages. People with sensitive skin often notice sensitivity to spicy foods, alcohol, coffee, and caffeine that results in flushing, sweating, and red blotches on the skin.

Other Ways to Identify Skin Sensitivity

Most people notice when their skin doesn’t look or feel right. The majority of people will notice visual symptoms along with other signs of sensitivity, but every case is different. It can help to ask some basic questions of yourself to identify if there is an issue, and whether you can eliminate the cause or need to seek medical attention.

Clue #4- Reactions to Cosmetics, Soaps, and Beauty Products

Think about your use of skincare and beauty products. Have you had reactions to multiple shampoos, soaps, perfumes, makeup products, or fragrances? Perhaps you have had reactions to prescriptions of topical lotions, creams, or gels. These reactions are definite indicators of a sensitivity issue if they have happened more than once and with multiple brands or products. While one reaction might not be alarming, multiple reactions could mean your sensitive skin is a bigger issue than you thought.

Clue #5- Allergies or Other Sensitivities

Do you have other allergies or sensitivities? This alone doesn’t guarantee that you will develop sensitive skin, but it is often found that people with this condition also have other allergies, eczema, asthma, hay fever, or related conditions. Even if you “grew out” of your allergies or don’t experience bad symptoms or attacks, you may still have the sensitivity in your system. This can carry over to the skin in many cases, so be sure to talk to your doctor about these issues as well.

What You Can Do To Alleviate Sensitive Skin

There are a lot of simple things that you can do to alleviate, or even avoid, sensitive skin. By educating yourself, you will be able to make better decisions about the skincare products you buy, the foods you eat, and other things you do in your daily life that could affect the condition of your skin. Consider choosing products that are designed specifically for sensitive skin. This should alleviate any risk of reactions in the first place, and it won’t cost much more than your old products.

You should also call a doctor immediately if you notice that a product causes a rash, itching and burning, or other symptoms. It might be a simple allergy but it also might be a sign of something more serious. Don’t treat your own rashes with topical creams until you’ve consulted a dermatologist. These products contain chemicals that could make things worse. Seeing a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon is a great way to get educated about your skin issues and find the best solutions.

General tips for taking care of sensitive skin include:

-Avoid super hot water, as it can strip the skin of oils and promote dryness

-Avoid soaps and scrubs with fragrances or artificial ingredients, as well as harsh chemicals

-Don’t soak if you can help it. That means limit baths and shower time, as again the water exposure strips the natural oils from the skin and can lead to dryness.

-Protect and be proactive with your skin. Utilise hats, sunglasses, and safe sunscreen and lotion products.

-Reduce what you use. Look at the number of products you are using on your skin. The fewer, the better. Consider going without makeup some days, changing your makeup cleanser, or even skipping foundation for the sake of your skin.

The Bottom Line

Sensitive skin is an issue for many men and women, but there are ways that you can help alleviate it on your own. If that is not enough, you can also seek medical attention from a dermatologist or cosmetic professional.

Dr. Philip S. Schoenfeld is founder and Medical Director of Renu by Dr. Schoenfeld. He has been named a Top Doctor in multiple local and national publications and his opinion is frequently sought out with regards to the most recent and effective trends in facial rejuvenation. Learn more by visiting his website here: https://www.renudc.com.

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If you want to have healthy, glowing skin, a good night-time skincare routine is essential. When you apply the right products to your skin before you sleep, your skin absorbs the ingredients, allowing them to penetrate for maximum efficacy. Also, the rate of new skin cell growth speeds up during sleep. This means that sleeping has a restorative effect on the skin. By selecting the right skincare products, you can help to repair damage sustained during the day, caused by everything from stress to environmental pollutants. However, everyone's skin is different and everyone needs to create a night-time skincare routine that targets their skin concerns.

 Learn how to achieve the ideal regimen for your skin type.

Cleanse

Regardless of skin type, the first step in any skincare routine is the cleanser. It's the best way to rid the skin of dirt, oil, and any traces of makeup. If you have dry, sensitive skin, try a gentle, non-foaming cleanser with hydrating ingredients. People with acne-prone skin can use a foaming cleanser that penetrates deep into the pores and strips away unwanted oil. Many skincare aficionados swear by the two-step cleansing method: first they use an oil cleanser to remove makeup and grime, and then they follow this with a water-based cleanser. This method is even beneficial for people with oily, acne-prone skin, as it helps to regulate the skin's oil production.

Tone

Toner isn't an essential step in the skincare process, but toning products do help to prime the skin for the skincare products to follow. Most of them work by balancing the skin's pH levels, which makes the skin more absorbent. Toners usually have a thin consistency, and they're easiest to apply using a cotton ball. There are toners for all skin types, ranging from hydrating toners to pore tightening toners.

Exfoliate

For maximum skin health, you need to clear the pores and get rid of dead skin cells. This process is known as exfoliation and there are two main types of exfoliating products: chemical exfoliants and physical exfoliants. Physical exfoliants, like scrubs and facial brushes, manually slough off the outermost layer of skin. Chemical exfoliants, on the other hand, use acidic ingredients to get rid of dead skin. People with acne-prone skin should look for products with salicylic acid, which helps to dissolve the debris that clogs pores. People who want to ward off the signs of aging should opt for products with glycolic acid, which helps to diminish signs of fine lines and improve skin texture.

Treat

Treatments target specific skin care concerns. You can find treatments that minimise pore size, banish blemishes, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, or get rid of unwanted pigmentation. Popular treatment options include vitamin C serums, antioxidant serums, and ultra-hydrating serums for dry skin. Choose a treatment that suits your skin type, and then layer it over the preceding products to truly transform your skin.

Moisturise 

No matter your skin type, you need an effective moisturiser. They seal in moisture, keeping the skin healthy, hydrated, and free of fine lines. While people with oily or acne prone skin may be tempted to skip this step, it would be a mistake. Many anti-acne treatments are very drying, and they can strip the skin of natural oils, forcing it to over-produce to compensate. This becomes a vicious circle, where parched skin leads to more acne. Thankfully, there are moisturisers specifically designed for acne-prone skin. Try a moisturising gel specifically formulated for acne-prone skin. These gels often contain hyaluronic acid and aloe vera. People with dry or sensitive skin, on the other hand, should opt for a creamy lotion filled with hydrating ingredients like ceramides, glycerin, and shea butter. For extra hydration, some people add a few drops of oil to their moisturiser—argan oil, rosehip seed oil, and jojoba oil are all popular choices.

Eye Cream

The skin around the eye is thin and sensitive. To keep it plump and healthy, you need to give it extra attention. After you've applied your moisturiser, gently coat the skin around the eyes with a nutrient-rich eye cream. Don't rub the cream into the skin, as it could irritate the delicate eye skin. Instead, tap eye cream into the area around the orbital bone, taking care not to get any cream into the eye. Whether you have oily or dehydrated skin, you should select an eye cream chock full of rich, skin-brightening ingredients. People with aging skin should select an eye cream formulated to reduce the appearance of lines and minimise puffiness. Common ingredients include shea butter, antioxidants, and vitamin C.

Applying Your Night-Time Skincare Routine

Once you've chosen products that suit your skin, it's time for application. While this may sound self explanatory, applying products correctly can help to maximise results. As a rule of thumb, start with products with a thin consistency, and then gradually work up to products with a thick consistency. Depending on your skincare routine, you may choose to wait several minutes between each product application. This gives the skin the chance to fully absorb each product. This is especially true for potent treatments that contain ingredients like salicylic acid and retinol.

To help transform your skin and address visible signs of aging, go visit Dr. Anurag Agarwal’s website: https://www.aestheticsurgerycenter.com who is a facial plastic surgeon in Naples, FL. Dr. Agarwal recognises a patient’s desire for facial rejuvenation with minimal downtime and a non-invasive approach. Dr. Agarwal carefully listens to his patients to understand their goals before explaining their options. He will design a treatment plan that considers a patient’s anatomy, goals, and expectations.

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Buying and giving gifts is harder than you might think. A lot of people dread having to go Christmas shopping in the later year, and God forbid anyone has a birthday coming up. It doesn’t help that a lot of people don’t know what they want to receive, and thus we’re desperately left to scrabble for a good idea to invest in.

If you’re the kind of person who dreads that scenario, this post is here to save you. After all, we’re not all gifted with the gift of...gift giving, and it’s time to change that! Here’s a couple of ideas that’ll hopefully spark some inspiration in you when the time comes to impress your friends and family with how well you know them.

Focus on Transport

Transport is an important part of life as we need to commute to work and go out, or meet our friends and travel for a good holiday when we want. And there’s plenty of gifts you can buy within this sector that are both practical and nice to receive. A traincard, for example, or a year long bus ticket that’ll take them all around a certain region. Or maybe even pay for their first 5 or so driving lessons. These will help make transport less of a hassle here.

If they have got a personal transport, you’ve got a bit more freedom here. You’re probably not going to be able to afford exactly what your mom wants; after all, cars are expensive, and you just can’t fork out for one on a whim! But you can still buy some practical items that can customise their old one, or signify that a bigger gift is coming in the future. You could even tell your mother that you’re going to try and ‘Find your Perfect Private Number Plate!’, and let her start rolling around town in style.

Find Some Clothes

If you want to buy someone a gift that’s going to keep on giving, try investing in the clothes department. Whatever you pick out here is going to serve someone for a few years to come (as long as you know the general themes of what someone else likes when it comes to their style).

Socks are an especially good gift to give, as long as your giftee is over the age of 18. Kids don’t tend to be all that impressed by such a mundane item, but adults love them. You can get creative patterns and funny slogans on them as well, so there’s something for everyone.

Actually, accessories as an overall work well here- hats and scarves are always nice touches, especially if you have your knitting skill to put to good use; and everyone loves to open a box and see jewellery inside it. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, whatever!

Give some great gifts this year, whenever you need to, by using guides like this as your steering wheel. People often don’t know what they’d like to receive, so make your gift good enough to show them!

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India is one of the places that have some heartening sights and mesmerising views. So, selecting of the vacation destinations in this country seems to be really infinite starting from various scenic destinations and different culturally and historically soaked sites to the cities bustling with confusions and chaos and the destinations that offer relaxed and laid-back stays. Among all the destinations, there is always the dilemma of selecting the destinations which are actually worthy of visiting. So, to help you out, here is a list of top 10 destinations in India that you must visit.

#1 Kye Monastery, Himachal Pradesh

The Kye Gompa is considered to be one of the ancient monasteries in the Himalayan range. This is also a sacred old place where the lahmas are being trained for thousands of years. Situated at the height of 13,668 ft in the Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, this is a famous lamasery in India. There are three main floors in this monastery. One of these floors is located underground and it is mainly used as storage. Besides, there is also a room, known as Tangyur and this includes richly painted murals. The Kye monastery is very well known for the collection of old books and murals including several images of Buddha. The ground floor of this monastery includes beautifully decorated cells for monks and the Assembly Hall.

#2 Tawang Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh 

Located in the valley of the Tawang River, the Tawang Monastery is the largest monastery in the northwestern part of Arunachal Pradesh. Also known as the “Celestial Paradise on a clear night”, this place is popular for its true divine beauty. This monastery is developed like a mansion and the interior part of this monastery includes murals of saints and divinities painted on those that adds more spirituality to this monastery.

#3 Dawki River, Meghalaya

Dawki is a small town located in the West Jaintia Hills district located in Meghalaya and this town is also located on the border between Bangladesh and India. The Dawki River is the center of attraction of this town. The translucent water of this river captivates the minds of the tourists. The Dawki Bridge on this river offers a beautiful photographic view of this river.

#4 Dzuluk, East Sikkim

Situated in the rugged terrain of the Himalayan ranges, this place is now gaining loads of popularity among the tourists. In this place, a wonderful view of the eastern Himalayan Mountain range entices the minds of the travelers as well as their harmonious feelings.

#5 Cola Beach, Goa

This place is considered to be the “hidden paradise of Goa” and this place is also really difficult to reach. Although reaching to this place is tough, the beauty of this place would make the tourists fall for it. In fact, this is a secluded destination that obtains the beauty from the crystal clear water of the ocean and the scenic view of the place. Besides, this place has some serene surroundings where the tourists can enjoy a beautiful experience in the beach tents.

#6 Ladakh & Leh 

Apart from being a beautiful destination, Ladakh is a famous tourist destination among the bikers due to the marvelous roads that come with some infinite views. In fact, it is the dream of every biker to ride on the roads of Ladakh. The way to Ladakh also includes some amazing and ancient monasteries that add more color to this heavenly place. Apart from Ladakh, its capital Leh is also one of the most beautiful destinations in India that one must visit. The Royal Palace of Leh is the must visit here.

#7 Dal Lake, Jammu & Kashmir

This is one of the most popular tourist attractions of India with a crystal clear lake and colorful homes at the banks with the background of mountains. Going for a boat ride in this lake is actually a wonderful feeling that can move the tourists from inside.

#8 Andaman and Nicobar Islands

This is one of the union territories of India and this place is also the group of islands located at the juncture of the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal. Although this place is a secluded one, people prefer this place as one of the leading destinations in India because of the beauty of the place. This place comes with a beautiful shoreline that makes it a popular tourist destination. Besides, the beachside shacks of this place offer some delectable seafood.

#9 Pangong Lake, Ladakh

Also known as the high grassland lake of the Himalaya, this lake is the most beautiful place that you would ever see in your life. This place is so beautiful that it is just impossible to keep off the eyes from it. The lush blue water can take over the minds of the tourists completely. Besides, with the background view of the Himalayan range, it makes this place the perfect backdrop for some wonderful images.

#10 Lakshadweep

Also known as “a thousand islands” in the Sanskrit language, this place is the archipelago of three reefs, twelve atolls and five submerged banks with the total number of 39 islets and islands located in the southern part of India. The best thing about this place is that this place is entirely isolated. Things like warm water, untouched archipelago lagoons, and also the pure beauty of the coral reefs make this place heaven for both nature lovers and divers. The main islands of Lakshadweep are Agatti, Kavaratti, Amini, and Minicoy.

 

Sarah is a creative writer in www.holidayfactors.com, a leading online holiday marketplace in Dubai, UAE

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