Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Why you should NEVER put pure lemon juice on your face. NEVER.

The internet is chock-a-block with beauty writers advising you to put lemon juice on your face. Why? The fruit’s high levels of vitamin C, citric acids and antioxidants are perfect for busting dead skin cells, lightening age spots, getting rid of unwanted freckles and clearing up a tan, among other things.

The evidence? Most beauty mavens will ask you to observe how a dash of lemon juice on apple slices prevent them from turning brown. The brown colour in cut apples is from oxidation (much like skin that’s exposed to atmospheric pollutants) and the vitamin C in lemon juice is what halts the process. Similarly, it seems, pure lemon juice on skin should slow down premature ageing and help stimulate collagen and elastin production, thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles and reversing sun damage.

And because vitamin C is extremely unstable – easily broken down by exposure to air and sunlight – what better way than to have it than squeezed fresh?

Sunday, 8 January 2017

My Baby Has the Flu #fluseason #childrensflu #sicktoddler #tiredmomma

Brianna, © 2016

Last week I had the flu, then my mother, and now my daughter. I feel terrible seeing her suffer with the flu for the first time, but I guess we've been lucky so far with her not getting sick much. So, what causes the flu? The culprit is the wonderful influenza visus, and there's plenty of strains circulating out there. You or your child can catch the flu by coming into contact with an infected person, especially if that person coughs or sneezes around her, or by touching something that an infected person has touched. If your little one comes down with the flu, the symptoms usually last about a week, but sometimes it can linger for up to two weeks. Don't confuse influenza with the stomach flu (aka gastroenteritis). That’s caused by a variety of viruses (but not the influenza virus) and leads to diarrhea and vomiting, sometimes with fever.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

New Year Resolutions: Overcoming Weightloss Obstacles #newyearsresolution #weightloss

It's a brand new year and we're off to a fresh start again... 2017! Happy New Year to everyone, now what's your new years resolution?! Is it one of the typical one's that many of us are continuously failing at?! Mine is to eat healthier, and cook more vegetarian meals at home. With that said, I would like to drop more weight because I've been yo-yo-ing between 190-195 lbs. My ideal weight would be 130 lbs, but I'd be super happy with 150 lbs. There's plenty of obstacles that I've faced along the way, and have come up with a list of the common one's to help all of us battle similar struggles.

I hate to exercise

Yes, I've said it many times that I have to exercise, but keep in mind that theirs plenty of forms of exercise out there. It doesn't mean that you have to spend every day at the gym, it just means that you have to get off your ass and move. When it comes down to it, you need to work in about 4% of your 24-hour day to the cause.

Playtime With Daddy Over the Holidays #holidayfun #happynewyear

This is why I'm getting over a cold... so much fun during the holiday season with the little monkey! I can't believe it's come and gone, and we're now into the new year.