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Foods that are good for your face

pinoy movies - filipino movies Face-friendly food 1: Berries
Berries act as the perfect healthy skin pick 'n' mix as they provide a great combo of antioxidants and vitamins C and E in an easy package. Vitamin C is really face-friendly as it helps produce collagen, the facial framework tissue which keeps your complexion plump and smooth. Blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and blueberries are some of our favourites and easy as to get into your daily diet, but make sure they are eaten fresh and unheated; you'll get the most antioxidants and vitamins that way.

Smart Questions That Will Super Charge Your Life

pinoy movies - filipino movies One of the most effective ways to achieve success is to ask yourself the right questions. When we ask ourselves a question, we always come up with an answer. Ask yourself “Why does this always happen to me,” and you’ll get an answer. But if you ask yourself “How can I have a great day today,” you’ll also get an answer. Which answer is going to empower you more? You got it. So why not ask yourself smart questions that will make you happier, more confident, more powerful, and more successful?
The world moves fast, our many interests are constantly being seduced by TV, the Web, and the omnipotent presence of marketing. Here are some questions you can use to keep you on the rails that lead to success.

Foods that naturally whiten teeth

pinoy movies - filipino movies 1. Strawberries They may stain your shirt, but they could work to whiten teeth, since they contain an enzyme called malic acid. Try mashing up strawberries and rubbing them on your teeth. Leave for five minutes then rinse with water and brush and floss as usual.

2. Apples, celery and carrots These healthy fruits and veggies act like natural stain removers by increasing saliva production, which serves as the mouth's self-cleaning agent. They also may kill bacteria that causes bad breath, and their crunch factor works to scrub teeth clean.

Ever wondered what Olympians eat?

pinoy movies - filipino news Gearing up for the Olympics, athletes are powering down anywhere from 6,000 to 10,000 calories a day. But what does that look like exactly? Britain's National Health Service (NHS) spells it out, with the added note to not try this diet at home.
While American swimmer Michael Phelps said he gulps down some 12,000 calories a day of fried egg sandwiches and pizza during training, the typical athlete follows a stricter regime of complex carbohydrates and plenty of lean proteins.

If you're a male Olympic heavyweight rower, this is what your diet might look like, if you're training three times a day, according to the NHS:

7 am: breakfast
• large bowl of cereal, such as porridge, muesli or Weetabix
• half pint semi-skimmed milk plus chopped banana
• 1-2 thick slices wholegrain bread with olive oil or sunflower spread and honey or jam
• glass of fruit juice
• 1 liter fruit squash (concentrated fruit mixes)

Top 5 benefits of cocoa butter

pinoy movies - filipino news Looking for a moisturizer that's affordable, naturally sweet-smelling and easily absorbed by the skin? Then be on the lookout for cocoa butter.
Cocoa butter is the cream-colored fat that's extracted from cocoa beans—which explains its chocolate-y scent! It is used in cosmetics, soaps, lotions, and other skincare products thanks to its moisturizing properties. That's because it's one of the most stable, highly concentrated fats. It also melts at body temperature, making it readily absorbed by the skin.
Get to know more about this wonder moisturizer:
1. It keeps skin conditions at bay. Cocoa butter has been known to treat eczema and dermatitis. Thank the cocoa mass polyphenol (CMP) in cocoa butter: CMP inhibits the production of immonu globulin, which tends to worsen the symptoms of dermatitis and asthma.
2. It may help prevent cancer. Studies have shown that CMP helps inhibit the growth of cancer cells. CMP inhibits cancer cell and tumor growth by preventing the oxidation of good cholesterol and the production of inflammatory cells.

How to get shampoo-ad beautiful hair

pinoy movies - filipino news You don't need to go to the salon every other day just to have nice hair. Sometimes it's as easy as knowing what products work for you and what you simply must avoid. Here are a few basic rules for maintaining a gorgeous mane:

1. Go easy on the dye and treatments. They change the natural order of your hair. No matter how gentle they claim to be and how much conditioners they say they have, dyes and treatments contain chemicals that don't belong on our head! Give your hair occasional breaks if color it. You will thank yourself later for your restraint! Also, if you frequently color your hair, make sure you have just as many treatments to keep your hair looking healthy.

Common myths about drinking water

pinoy movies - filipino news Myth 1: Drinking water between meals is bad for digestion – This is one line that has been passed down from generation to generation. However, there is no scientific evidence to indicate that it will affect the digestive process. At the most, it will probably fill you up and reduce your appetite for dinner. But besides that, go ahead and enjoy a glass of water with every meal.

Myth 2: Drink 8 glasses a day for good health – Drinking 8 glasses of water a day is one of the most popular myths in circulation today, despite scientists saying that there is no clear correlation between good health and sipping on water all day. Doctors recommend drinking water only when you are thirsty!

7 ways to beat wrinkles

pinoy movies - filipino news How to prevent premature ageing
If you think how well you age is all down to your genes, think again; there are actually many things you can do to help ward off wrinkles. To help keep your skin youthful and supple, check out these 7 ways to beat wrinkles and premature ageing.
Protect yourself from the sun

Premature ageing is often seen as unavoidable and a natural part of getting older; however, up to 90 per cent of the visible signs of ageing are caused by the sun, even though they may not show up until years after sun exposure has occurred. To help avoid premature ageing, wear an SPF of at least factor 15 every day (even on cloudy days as UV rays can penetrate clouds) and switch to a higher SPF when the sun is at its strongest.

How to tame your inner beauty critic

pinoy movies - filipino news When you wake up in the morning, do you flinch at the face that stares back at you in the mirror? When you're out, are you constantly sizing yourself up against everyone you meet? When people compliment you on your looks, are you instantly suspicious or doubtful? If you're guilty of self-sabotage, stop right now!
Say it: I am beautiful.
According to a study commissioned by Dove, only 4% of women in the world find themselves beautiful, and only half that number (a dismal 2%!) were comfortable describing themselves as beautiful. Are you part of the majority? If you think you don't measure up to society's beauty standards, your self-image may be in dire need of resuscitation.
It's interesting to note that in the same Dove study, more than half of women (54%) agree that when it comes to beauty, they are their own worst beauty critic. That's representative of 672 million women worldwide—an astounding number of women that hold back from celebrating their beauty and fulfilling their full beauty potential!

Do you have the right moisturizer?

pinoy movies - filipino news Moisturizers play a big role in skincare when it comes to having softer, smoother skin. Made up of a combination of chemical agents, moisturizers are designed to make the external layers of the skin or the epidermis retain and attract moisture, hence the supple effect on the skin. They also replace key lipid components and form a protective layer on the skin.
Moisturizers work in a similar way to our skin's natural moisturizing system, which is present in the top layer of the epidermis, the stratum corneum; this system consists of a mixture of amino acids and other naturally-formed chemicals such as lactic acid, urea, and salt. Lipids (or fats) are also present and they provide natural skin protection. This system keeps skin moist and pliable by attracting and holding water. Normally up to 15% of the stratum corneum consists of water, and when those levels drop below 10%, skin will become dry and flaky.
Environmental factors such as a cold or dry climate and prolonged exposure to air conditioning can lead to damage of the stratum corneum barrier. Exposure to solvents, detergents, prolonged contact with water and soap and other irritating chemicals will also remove the skin's natural moisturizing factors. And this is where moisturizers come into play.

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