Skin Care Cream – Should You Go Natural?

Your skin is perhaps a part of yourself that you often take for granted. We forget, that with the amount of pollution, UV rays, dirt and dust the skin is exposed to everyday, in order to have beautiful skin, one has to take proper care of it. With the availability of skin care cream products, looking after your skin has become much easier.A skin care moisturizer cream is more than just any moisturizer. Although it does increase the level of moisture of your skin, it will also help to maintain and control the amount of sebum exuded from the sebaceous glands of the skin. Using a skin care moisturizer cream makes skin soft and supple and diminishes the signs of aging.Be very careful while choosing a skin care cream. You must, at first find out what your skin type is and then select a cream that goes best with it. Keep in mind that skin is an absorbent and much of what you apply to your skin gets into your bloodstream.Unfortunately too many people opt for chemical based skin care products which are harmful to your skin. No matter how attractive the sound of a chemical based skin care cream is, avoid purchasing it. They contain toxics and often include ingredients originating from petroleum which are carcinogenic and should be avoided.The wrong choice of skin care cream, more so those with sweet scent and appealing color can give you allergies. Do not get tempted into buying products which have artificial colors in them. There is no restriction as to what a manufacturer can add to a skin care cream or moisturizer but you as the consumer must be more cautious.In order to have beautiful skin, you must also lead a healthy life. Cut down and if possible quit smoking and drinking. Eat healthy and drink plenty of water. Try not to expose your skin to excessive sun light because it tends to age your skin faster and is a major cause of skin cancer.Use a natural skin care cream and you will start noticing a marked difference in your skin. A good skin care moisturizer cream will also reduce fine facial lines and wrinkles. These creams generally contain herbal extracts and essential oils to give you the best possible results. Remember that not only should a skin care cream diminish signs of aging, but also heal and nourish your skin. Skin care cream should rejuvenate your skin, generate new skin cells, cleanse pores, maintain the pH level, improve texture and suppleness while making sure that age spots, wrinkles and fine lines are reduced considerably.Taking care of your skin is not as simple as you think it is. But this guide line should help you to take care of your skin better. The first thing to keep in mind is to know your skin well enough before you buy any skin care cream!

Shoe Repairs And Several Other Things When I Was 7

Shoe Repairs And Several Other Things When I Was 7
My Dad repaired most of our shoes believe it or not, I can hardly believe it myself now. With 7 pairs of shoes always needing repairs I think he was quite clever to learn how to “Keep us in shoe Leather” to coin a phrase!

He bought several different sizes of cast iron cobbler’s “lasts”. Last, the old English “Laest” meaning footprint. Lasts were holding devices shaped like a human foot. I have no idea where he would have bought the shoe leather. Only that it was a beautiful creamy, shiny colour and the smell was lovely.

But I do remember our shoes turned upside down on and fitted into these lasts, my Dad cutting the leather around the shape of the shoe, and then hammering nails, into the leather shape. Sometimes we’d feel one or 2 of those nails poking through the insides of our shoes, but our dad always fixed it.

Hiking and Swimming Galas
Dad was a very outdoorsy type, unlike my mother, who was probably too busy indoors. She also enjoyed the peace and quiet when he took us off for the day!

Anyway, he often took us hiking in the mountains where we’d have a picnic of sandwiches and flasks of tea. And more often than not we went by steam train.

We loved poking our heads out of the window until our eyes hurt like mad from a blast of soot blowing back from the engine. But sore, bloodshot eyes never dampened our enthusiasm.

Dad was an avid swimmer and water polo player, and he used to take us to swimming galas, as they were called back then. He often took part in these galas. And again we always travelled by steam train.

Rowing Over To Ireland’s Eye
That’s what we did back then, we had to go by rowboat, the only way to get to Ireland’s eye, which is 15 minutes from mainland Howth. From there we could see Malahide, Lambay Island and Howth Head of course. These days you can take a Round Trip Cruise on a small cruise ship!

But we thoroughly enjoyed rowing and once there we couldn’t wait to climb the rocks, and have a swim. We picnicked and watched the friendly seals doing their thing and showing off.

Not to mention all kinds of birdlife including the Puffin.The Martello Tower was also interesting but a bit dangerous to attempt entering. I’m getting lost in the past as I write, and have to drag myself back to the present.

Fun Outings with The camera Club
Dad was also a very keen amateur photographer, and was a member of a camera Club. There were many Sunday photography outings and along with us came other kids of the members of the club.

And we always had great fun while the adults busied themselves taking photos of everything and anything, it seemed to us. Dad was so serious about his photography that he set up a dark room where he developed and printed his photographs.

All black and white at the time. He and his camera club entered many of their favourites in exhibitions throughout Europe. I’m quite proud to say that many cups and medals were won by Dad. They have been shared amongst all his grandchildren which I find quite special.

He liked taking portraits of us kids too, mostly when we were in a state of untidiness, usually during play. Dad always preferred the natural look of messy hair and clothes in the photos of his children.

US Markets in green on Friday; Dow 30 up over 345 points, Nasdaq Composite, S&P 500 up nearly 1%

US Markets were trading in the green on Friday with Dow 30 trading at 30,678.80, up by 1.14%. While S&P 500 was trading at 3,701.66, up by 0.98% and Nasdaq Composite 10,690.60 was also up by 0.71 per cent

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US Markets in green on Friday; Dow 30 up over 345 points, Nasdaq Composite, S&P 500 up nearly 1%
Earlier today, Indian stock markets ended the week on a winning note. It was the sixth straight gains for equity markets. Source: Reuters
US Markets were trading in the green on Friday with Dow 30 trading at 30,678.80, up by 345.25 points or1.14 per cent. While S&P 500 was trading at 3,701.66, up by 35.88 points or 0.98 per cent and Nasdaq Composite 10,690.60 was also up 75.75 points or 0.71 per cent. A Reuters report said that today’s strength was on the back of a report which said the Federal Reserve will likely debate on signaling plans for a smaller interest rate hike in December, reversing declines set off by social media firms after Snap Inc’s ad warning.

Source: Comex

Nasdaq Top Gainers and Losers

Source: Nasdaq

Earlier today, Indian stock markets ended the week on a winning note. It was the sixth straight gains for equity markets. The BSE Sensex ended at 59,307.15, up by 104.25 points or 0.18 per cent from the Thursday closing level. Meanwhile, the Nifty50 index closed at 17,590.00, higher by 26.05 points or 0.15 per cent. In the 30-share Sensex, 13 stocks gained while the remaining 17 ended on the losing side. In the 50-stock Nifty50, 21 stocks advanced while 29 declined.