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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Foot Odour, Foot Care And Pedicure...

(THIS POST IS FOR MEN TOO) So ladies, get your man to read this!

 Today's post is on your feet! You may not think about your feet that often, but they are an essential part of your body and almost everything we do!

Your feet are used for walking, running, exercising, or just standing, therefore knowing how to care for your feet is vital to your total well being! Its a true fact!! When your feet don't get the attention they deserve, chronic problems can develop as a result. These problem(s) may cause trouble for years to come.
Your feet take on the weight of your whole body. Foot problems can quickly lead to discomfort and also affect the way you walk. This can turn into a knee, hip or back pain in the long run.

This post will help you understand the importance of caring for your feet and also recommend ways to pamper your feet through a process called pedicure.

Foot Odour...
Medically known as "Bromodosis", smelly feet can be embarrassing and unpleasant. Feet can smell from getting sweaty and wearing fully covered shoes daily. It is understand-able that for blue collar workers (people that work in a formal environment), this is unavoidable.
However, there are simple ways to prevent this:

  • Bathe your feet daily in lukewarm water, using mild soap, dry feet thoroughly using clean cotton towels.
  • Change your socks daily, don't store them in your shoes and avoid using nylon socks too
  • Dry out your shoes between use, avoid storing your shoes in a closed closet.
  • Check regularly for fungal infections between toes and on the bottom of your feet.
  • Treat fungal infections immediately using athlete's foot creams, which are available in drug stores.
  • Go for a pedicure regularly (Its not luxury, its necessary).
Foot Care...

The great thing is that looking after your feet can help prevent infections and pain. All you need is to invest a bit of time into loving your feet. 

  • For the ladies, take out time to request for a mini pedicure at the same time that you are making your hair. For the guys, pedicure can be done at the same time during your hair cut. This doesn't make you gay in anyway!

  • If you have to wear heels in the office, take comfortable shoes to and from the office.
  • Shop for shoes at noon time. The thing is feet swells as the day goes by, so you can be assured you will pick your best fit.
  • Trim toenails to avoid in-grown nails which can cause infections.
  • For the ladies, avoid "fixing" artificial nails all the time. This can weaken your nail buds and cause infection too. Let your nails breathe.
Health Benefits Of Pedicure...

The process involved in pedicure gives your feet back its life. Like I stated earlier, the feet takes a lot of beating from activities and body weight. It is important to understand that getting a pedicure is no more luxury but actually a health necessity. Wether you decide to do a home-pedi or go to a salon/spa, there are health benefits in properly maintaining your feet.
  • Cutting, clipping and cleaning your nails prevent inward growing nails, which may cause infection. This in turn could eliminate foot odour, nail diseases and disorders.
  • The removal of dead skin cells through exfoliation prevents the cells from accumulating and causing corns or bunions. Exfoliating also encourages the growth of new skin cells to reveal beautiful and appealing feet.
  • The best part of pedicure is the massage. the lotion/oils used during the massage step moisturises the newly exfoliated skin. Massage promotes circulation, reduces foot pain, and helps maintain the health and performance of the muscles. 

Ultimately, stress is reduced when receiving a pedicure. Everyone definitely deserves to take care of their feet!


Tuesday, October 8, 2013


A lot of people obsess about ageing and as a result, spend lots of money on various products or procedures. Really, the fact is, if we are fortunate enough to grow old, it is not a process that we can freeze no matter how much surgery we undergo or how much botox injections we decide to take.

While ageing is a fact of life and is inevitable, there is no reason why advancing years must be associated with weakness, pain or disability. So this post will help you discover some simple and realistic steps that will lead to a healthy and happy ageing process.

The first thing to understand is you don't have to wait to start taking care of yourself. The time to age gracefully is now and it includes your General lifestyle, Eating/diet, Skincare and Exercise.

1. Regular Exercise

There is no better time to start exercising than now that you are probably young and strong. For the middle aged and older ones, the right time is still NOW! My mother started exercising at the age of 55! She started by simply walking, then jogging and she's so happy about the results- reduced knee pains, loss of weight, less depression and confidence!

The importance of exercise cannot be stressed enough. No one is to young or too old to start exercising.

A minimum of 45 minutes of aerobic exercise, 3-4 times a week, will keep your heart young while improving your figure, mood and mental state.

2. Eating Right

Just like exercise, eating healthy is so important in today's world. It is believed that exercise makes for 20% while eating makes for 80%.

Eating more fruits and veggies definitely provides you with essential vitamins more than an actual vitamin tablet will.

Eat your vitamins through healthy, balanced foods and you will be well on your way to ageing gracefully.

3. STOP Smoking and Alcohol ASAP! 

Smoking not only dries out your skin, but also leads to various kinds of diseases and even death! Excessive drinking of alcohol could lead to all sorts of health issues with your organs. You will automatically take some years off your look when you cut out drinking and smoking.

4. Skincare is Highly Essential for both Men and Women.

 Its important to understand how your skin type works and get products that work for your skin type. Its also not about having so much money. When people complain about how expensive caring for the skin is, i simply advice them to check for products  they can afford and purchase the best product in that price range. Additionally, this blog has done all the homework for you, so keep visiting, lol...

5. Sleep! Sleep!! Sleep!!! Ensure you get enough sleep.

Other Issues
Some old people, over 70 years were interviewed and asked what their greatest regrets in life were. The 2 predominant issues were: 1. They wished they took more risks and 2. They truly regretted not keeping good friends and family closer.

When getting older, you will find that life becomes a lot lonelier. So a good recipe for ageing well is to keep really genuine friends and family closer for companionship much later in life...

The List goes on and on. However, if you make these pointers a lifestyle, you definitely will age gracefully. I wish you long life!