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Archive for March, 2012

Tips to Prevent Dry Skin

Are you having a dry skin and looking for some tips on preventing it? No worries…..I am here to give some excellent and effective tips on getting rid of dry skin. Follow below mentioned ways of preventing dry skin and stay beautiful and attractive in a way you desire:

  • You must have noticed that your skin becomes more dry and tight during severe winter. If it is really so then make sure to wear gloves, high boots and hat while going outside during winter season. Are you getting surprised that why I have recommended so. The reason is quite simple. It is not only your facial skin that requires care but your body skin also needs to be protected from harsh winter winds. Especially for your face, I would recommend here to use oily creams that can provide essential moisture to your skin for its protection.
  • People among you having dry skin must already have used moisturizers for their skin but I am sure that a few of you know the method of applying moisturizers properly. Here I am going to give you an important tip. After washing face, apply moisturizer when your face is still soggy. Following this step would help your skin to keep moisturized for a longer period of time. During winters, apply moisturizers half an hour before leaving home because freshly applied cream will cool off your skin when it comes in contact with cold air.
  • Another factor that can dry your skin is the air coming from air conditioner. Although it feels good but it may cause your skin to become very dry. In order to prevent this, you can put an air humidifier in room and apply moisturizing cream regularly.
  • Sometimes taking hot showers regularly can become a cause of dryness of your skin. If you want to get rid of dry skin then make a habit to take bath with lukewarm water and after taking bath avoid scrubbing yourself with towel. Instead you should pat the body gently to dry it.
  • Washing hands, face and body with soap can also be a reason for the dryness of skin because soap washes away essential oils from your skin surface. So wash your hands and body with soap-free cleanser or a soap having glycerin in it.
  • If you have applied make up on your skin, don’t try to remove it with water and soap but remove it with a good quality cleansing milk.

This was a bundle of useful tips about prevention of dry skin. Hopefully they will work a lot more for you.

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Household Tips for Cleaning Carpet

Carpets are found in almost every home as they are a good alternative of expensive flooring but at the same time carpets require more efforts for their maintenance and cleanliness. Actually carpets are made of such material which can easily absorb germs so it becomes necessary to clean a carpet on regular basis. Different tips and methods are used to keep the carpet clean. Are you also looking for such tips? If yes then read this post because I have gathered some easy household tips to keep the carpet clean:

  • You are required to vacuum the carpet on weekly basis but it is not a hard and fast rule. You may have to clean your carpet daily if lot of people travel on it throughout a day.
  • If your carpet is giving bad smell, you can make it fragrant by sprinkling baking soda on it. After sprinkling the soda, brush the soda completely into carpet. You can do this with help of a broom. Using baking soda is a proven tip to get rid of smelly carpet.
  • Let the baking soda sit on carpet overnight and then you can vacuum the carpet to remove baking soda.
  • If a strong odor develops in your carpet and you feel that baking soda is not working for that strong smell then you can use vinegar. All you need to do is to fill a spraying bottle with vinegar and then spray it on carpet. Vinegar will work like a magic to remove the smell of food particles and even the smell of vomits and pets’ activities.
  • In order to clean a carpet deeply and thoroughly, use a steam cleaner. You can make a cleaning solution at home. Instead of buying expensive steam cleaning solution, you can use vinegar. Take one cup of vinegar and mix half a cup of baking soda in it. Then make a solution by adding enough water in it so that it can reach fill line of fluid container.  After doing this, run the steam cleaner on carpet in the same way as you use vacuum cleaner.

See! How simple is that. You can make your carpet look neat and clean by using either baking soda or vinegar. Both of these are available at your home so you don’t need to go anywhere to get expensive cleaning agents. Just follow tips given above and have a nice-smelling carpet in your home.

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