Everybody wants to have the perfect eyebrows; not too bushy, not too empty, just perfect with the right curves. Well, since you looking good and your wellbeing is our concern, we are going to share tips with you on how to achieve those perfectly carved eyebrows. Do you know the best part about it all? The steps to achieving this are very easy. Just relax and read along.

1. Leave them to grow
Allow your brows to grow to the fullest. Experts recommend that you let the brows grow for six to eight weeks to its full potential. This gives the opportunity to see the natural shape of your eyebrows and know how to go about with the shaping.

2. Find the shape
You can find the shape of the eyebrow by using a brow pencil. If properly done, you should be able to tell where your brows start from, the arc and the end of the brows. You just have to hold the pencil vertically at the middle of each nostril and then mark that spot for later reference. You then pivot the pencil to the outside of your iris to find the arch, mark again. Finally, still having the pencil at the middle of your nose, you slant it till it grazes the outer corner of your eye, then mark it again.

3. Trim them
You should trim the brows while repeating the steps mention in number 2. To easily cut down the long hairs without shaving off too much, brush the hair up with a spoolie and then trim only the very long hairs, one hair at a time.

4. Prep them for plucking
It is recommended that to prep for plucking, a generous amount of your favourite facial oil be massaged on the brow bone. This will help to lubricate your skin and prevent the hair from breaking while taking the edge off the skin’s sensitivity from tweezing.

5. Pluck away
For eyebrows that are not fussy, skip hot wax and make use of a set of tweezers, Rubis preferably. To get the most painless pluck, tweeze the hairs in the direction of the hair growth while holding the skin. Make sure to always natural light and avoid magnifying glasses. Pluck the eyebrows in a way that removes the hairs out the marked area, so that the real shape of your brows can be achieved.

6. Calm your skin
The plucking may really have effects on your skin, so be sure to resolve any irritations and tighten your pores by applying a cooling gel to the brows.

7. Perfect it with a brow pencil
If after the whole process, you still have some spots that are sparse, you make use of a brow pencil to fake a bolder brow by feathering in some ‘hairs’ in a shade that matches your naturals brow colour on those areas and then comb through with a clear brow gel.

8. Repeat Step 1
After getting this perfect shape for your brows, you keep all tweezers away from them for six to eight weeks again to allow them once again grow to their full potentials. Then you repeat from steps 2 to 7 again.

Have you found this article helpful? Do you have any or tip or suggestion that other readers may find useful? Feel free to drop them in the comment section below.

There are many theories about success and everybody seems to have an idea of how success can be attained, but ironically, not all of these people have been able to achieve the said success. It is true that there is no particular formula to success; there is no laid down rule that one can follow to ensure that he or she is successful, but then there are traits or habits that successful people share. If these habits are why they have managed to attain success, we can’t say for sure but we are going to be exposing to these habits, so you could try them and see if it works.

1. Focus
This is perhaps the most common trait among successful people. They get ideas, make plans to bring the idea to fruition and then stay dedicated to the cause. The drive to succeed is always there. Obstacles are only stepping stones to them and unlike other people who usually get distracted from their ideas a few days or weeks after conceiving them, successful people pursue theirs to the end.

2. Passion for Success
Successful people are always hungry for success. They are always enthusiastic about embarking on new projects and succeeding at them. The thought of success always motivates them to work hard and bring thought to life.

3. Time Consciousness
Successful people are adept at time management and are highly time conscious. Since they always work with a plan, time is a luxury to them and so they do all that they can to make the most of it.

4. Eager To Learn
Successful people are always open to new tricks and ways to get to their dreams. They are usually very open-minded and are looking for new ways and things to learn. Little wonder why they are very knowledgeable about a lot of things and find it easy to surmount obstacles.

5. Proactive
Successful people never rest on their oars, they are always working towards something new that would bring them success instead of waiting for it to come them. It is part of what sets them apart from normal people. This trait helps them get ready for whatever opportunity that comes their way and make the most out of it.

Like we mentioned at the beginning of this piece, no one has the definite formula for success, but there are traits or habits that successful people have in common. And if you adopt them, you just may find yourself being successful as well.

A popular nursery rhyme says “Early to bed, early to rise. Makes a man healthy wealthy and wise.” The importance of sleep and its health benefits have even been disclosed to us since as way back as our childhood. Many people feel that sleep is mostly for those who work extra hard and are badly in need of help, but in truth, sleep is necessary for everybody as even scientists have recommended an average of 8 hours sleep per day for healthy living.
However, as important as sleep is and with its many benefits, there are certain factors which pose a threat to some individuals enjoying this benefits as they prevent them from sleeping. This inability to sleep properly is usually caused by conditions that are known as Sleep Disorders. How does one know that he or she is battling sleep disorders? Are there any symptoms to show? How does one go about solving this issue of sleep disorder? These and many more of the questions in your mind will be answered in the subsequent paragraphs.
There are several ways to know if you are suffering from sleep disorders. Like so many other disorders and sicknesses, it also has symptoms. These symptoms include:
1. difficulty falling or staying asleep
2. daytime fatigue
3. strong urge to take naps during the day
4. irritability or anxiety
5. lack of concentration
6. depression.

These symptoms do not just appear without causes as there is no smoke without a fire. There a plethora of reasons why one can develop a sleep disorder. These causes include:
1. Stress and Anxiety
When one is extremely stressed or emotionally disturbed, it is usually difficult for one to sleep at night as they usually have a negative effect on sleep, preventing one from falling and staying asleep. All these could come in form of nightmares, sleepwalking or sleeptalking to disrupt your sleep.
2. Chronic Pain
Extreme pain can undoubtedly keep you awake, wake you up or prevent you from staying asleep. Chronic pain as a result of arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, persistent headache, inflammatory bowel diseases and fibromyalgia can prevent one from sleeping right. In a situation where one already suffers from a sleep disorder, chronic pain can go on to worsen the sleeping condition of the person.
3. Allergies & Respiratory Problems
Allergies, cold and other respiratory issues make pose as breathing problems and prevent one from sleeping. When one cannot breathe properly, one finds it challenging to sleep and thus, could be said to be suffering from a sleep disorder.
4. Nocturia
Hormonal imbalances and infection of the urinary tract can cause frequent urination, hence disrupting sleep by making one wake up at night. Ensure to visit a doctor if the frequent urination is accompanied by pain or bleeding.
Sleep disorders come in many types. They include:
1. Insomnia
This is the inability to fall asleep or remain asleep. It usually caused by jet lag, stress, hormone, anxiety or digestive problems.
2. Parasomnia
This is a class of sleep disorder that causes abnormal behaviour or movement during sleep. This behaviour includes; sleepwalking, sleeptalking, groaning, nightmares, bedwetting, etc.
3. Restless Leg Syndrome
This is usually as a result of a sensation in the legs which gives an overwhelming urge to move the legs. Although it happens during the day, RLS is prevalent at night.
4. Sleep Apnea
This is a serious medical issue that results in pauses in breathing during sleep. It makes the body takes in less oxygen and thus, causes one to wake up at night.
5. Narcolepsy
This is characterized by sudden periods of sleep during the day. One suffering from this disorder usually gets extremely tired and falls asleep without warning. It could also lead to sleep paralysis; the inability to move right after waking up. Although this disorder can happen on its own, it also sometimes associated with certain neurological disorders.
Sleep disorders are usually cured with either of two processes or a combination of both; medical treatment or lifestyle changes.
Medical treatment for sleep disturbances might include any of the following:
1. sleeping pills.
2. melatonin supplements.
3. allergy or cold medication.
4. medications for any underlying health issues.
5. breathing device or surgery (usually for sleep apnea).
6. a dental guard (usually for teeth grinding).
Lifestyle adjustments can greatly improve your quality of sleep, especially when they’re done along with medical treatments. You may want to consider:
1. incorporating more vegetables and fish into your diet, and reducing sugar intake.
2. reducing stress and anxiety by exercising.
3. creating and sticking to a regular sleeping schedule.
4. drinking less water before bedtime.
5. limiting your caffeine intake, especially in the late afternoon or evening.
6. decreasing tobacco and alcohol use.
7. eating smaller low carbohydrate meals before bedtime.

If you have any other suggestions that we left out here, feel free to share with the other readers in the comment section.

Hair is a very important part of the human body. It is one of the defining characteristics of mammals and a very important part of the body as it serves several purposes. Some of which include: warmth, protection and beauty.

The growth of the hair begins inside the hair follicle (a dynamic organ found in the mammalian skin) which follows a specific growth cycle having specific characteristics that determine the length of the hair. The hair follicle is fed by nutrient-rich blood supply and as such, poor diet disrupts the nutrient supply to the follicle thereby affecting the growth of the hair. An overall balanced diet is essential for a shiny, lustrous and strong hair.

Research shows that there are about 100,000 to 350,000 hair follicles on the human scalp, with each growing an average of 1000 days and rests for a period of around 100 days before being shed and new hair begins to grow. This varies from person to person and can be influenced by age, diet, weather and state of health. If kept in a good and perfect condition, your hair would grow an average of half an inch every month.

While human beings have devised several means of staying warm during outdoor activities by making use of different head wears and jackets, the hairs found on the human body primarily serves as a source of heat insulation as it helps to keep the internal body temperature regulated while protecting the body from ultra-violet radiation exposure. In many mammals such as hedgehogs and porcupines, hair can be very dense and then is referred to as fur. These have been transformed into hard spines or quills and these are covered with thick layers of keratin which serves as a form of protection against their predator. In humans, body hair is mostly reduced as it doesn’t play a major role in temperature regulation as it does in other animals.

The hair on the human scalp provides both protective and adornment functions as it protects the head from various elements by serving as a thermal insulator. It also protects the scalp from sunburn and other effects of light radiation. Hair on other parts of the human body also provide related protective and adornment functions. The eyelash which grows at the edges of the eyelids protects the eyes from dirt. They are used to sense when sweat, dust, dirt and any other potential substance that is harmful to the eyes are very close to the eyes, that is why the eyes reflexively close as a result of the sensation and also, it helps to reduce the amount of light that enters the eyes. Eyebrows, which are the hairs found around the eye area also serves as a shield to the eyes as it prevents dirt, sweat and water from making its way into the eyes. They also play an important role in non-verbal communication as they are able to display several emotions like excitement, sadness, surprise and even anger. In animals, the hairs (fur) on their body are connected to the nerves and also serve as a transmitter for sensory input.

Apart from giving warmth to the body and serving as a protection to the body, hair also serves as a great social significance for human beings as it is mainly cosmetic and contributes greatly to the way a person looks. Hair grows all over the body. The only places it does not grow are the lips, the soles of our feet, the palms and the fingers.

We all tend to pay extra attention to our hair when an event is around the corner. Like our birthdays, Christmas holidays, vacations, notable milestones etc.

This does not have to be the norm this year; when you nurture and care for your hair, it will blossom in due time.

Let’s start 2018 right, pledging to treat our hair better than we did the year before; below are a few things you will need to do for your hair to be healthier, Stronger and longer.

 

Washing Regularly ( Weekly or Biweekly)

 

Deep Condition- with the right hair product for your hair type and texture.

 

Moisturize your hair daily

 

Trim When Needed

Drink Water Regularly

 

Excercise Often

Will You Take The Challenge?

Does bad hair mean bad health? Is your hair trying to tell you something about your health? Maybe. Some conditions and medications affect your body as well as your hair. In other cases, you may just need to take better care of your hair or scalp.

Dandruff isn’t contagious. So how do you get it? this may be due to an overgrowth of a fungus. Other possible risk factors include oily skin, stress, obesity, cold, dry weather, and having eczema or psoriasis. Although it’s embarrassing — and the itching can be bothersome — dandruff isn’t harmful.

Hair loss otherwise known as alopecia areata may mean that your immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, causing hair to fall out , often suddenly. Most people will have one or two bald patches, which can be treated easily with injections but in some cases all body hair falls out. Alopecia areata isn’t harmful or contagious, but it can be tough psychologically. Hair may grow back on its own, and treatment may help it grow back more quickly. Unfortunately, some people may experience alopecia areata repeatedly.

Baldness is also another hair state. Though hereditary, the trait may be more influenced by your mother’s family than your fathers’ according to research. Male pattern baldness often starts with receding hair at the temples, then on the crown, leaving a horseshoe-shaped ring of hair around the sides of the head. There are available treatments for baldness.

Lastly, help keep hair shiny by eating salmon and walnuts for omega-3 fatty acids; spinach and carrots for vitamin A; nuts for selenium; and oysters and cashews for zinc. All help maintain scalp and hair health, as do low-fat dairy, whole grains, and vegetables. Double the results: Foods good for your hair are also good for your heart.

Dry hands and feet can be inconvenient and unattractive and because our hands and feet are the busiest parts of our bodies, they tend to wear out faster compared to the rest of our bodies. It is therefore important that some level of attention be paid to the hands and feet.There are several helpful tips on how to care for dry hands and feet using natural ingredients.

Moisturize your hands and feet with essential Oils 

After each and every wash, moisturize your hands. Carry moisturizer with you. Use coconut oil to moisturize your hands and feet. It will keep them moisturized and nourished all day.

Exfoliate your hands and feet

People often exfoliate their faces, but neglect their hands. Yet the skin on the hands is thin, fragile, and even more susceptible to damage than some areas of the face. If you’re severely dry and calloused, try a pumice stone after bathing. You can also put about 1-2 tablespoons of sugar in your hands, add in some olive oil, and rub both the front and back of your hands to loosen up that dry, dull skin. Use at least 3 times a week, depending on your skin’s needs, and always apply a moisturizing lotion immediately afterwards.

Wear gloves to bed

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Damaged hands need constant moisturizing, so it’s time to deep-treat overnight. Apply olive oil or coconut oil and put on some cotton gloves or wool socks and go to bed. You can also try placing Ziploc bags around your hands with rubber bands around your wrists to lock in the moisture. Rinse off in the morning

Avoid hot-air dryers

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These are becoming more and more popular because they save money and the environment, but they can easily dry-out your hands. Pat-dry with some toilet paper or simply shake dry, then put on your lotion!

Enjoy the weekend!