How To Effectively Protect Your Skin During Winter (10 Natural Skin Care Recipes)

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Many of us are living in cold winter zones now some others are treveling there . This winter 2017 is particularly cold and snowy. Please see bellow some advises for survive.

During winter, your skin will get dry, flaky, and chapped. This can make you feel uncomfortable and itchy, but there are many practical ways to protect your skin during winter.

1. Cover your skin, head to toe

It’s your natural instinct to bundle up, but don’t just pile on the layers. Make sure your skin is completely covered. Wear gloves on your hands‒preferably waterproof, if you live in a snowy climate. Wrap a scarf around your neck and protect any of your chest that isn’t covered by your coat. A hat pulled low will keep your ears warm, as well as protect your hair from wind and cold.

2. Don’t wash your hair every day

It seems counter-intuitive, but you need to stop washing your hair every day. Shampooing your hair actually strips it of natural oils that keep your scalp healthy and moisturized. If you wash your hair every day, or almost every day, stopping might make your scalp overproduce this oil, so it might feel greasy for a little bit. Soon enough, your scalp will realize that it’s not being stripped of the oil and adapt to being washed every few days.

3. Protect your hair when you do wash

People think about keeping skin moist in cold weather, but rarely does anyone think about their hair. During the winter, your hair will get dry, which makes it brittle and susceptible to damage. For these few months, change to a shampoo that will provide more moisture than what you usually use, as long as it’s still healthy for your hair. Also look for a shampoo or hot oil treatment that will heal your hair, if it’s already been exposed to the cold and wind.

4. Change you skin care routine to provide more moisture

The moisture from your skin evaporates quickly in the cold and wind of winter months, and your skin is producing less natural oil as well. Use a thicker, heavier moisturizer than you do in warmer seasons, as long as it is still good for your skin. Any change in your skin care regimen might cause you to break out initially until your skin gets used to it, so be aware that there’s an adjustment period before you give up on a certain product. Make sure you’re applying this new lotion as soon as you get out of the shower to lock in moisture, and wash it off with warm water every night to give your skin a chance to breathe.

5. Use sunscreen

Sounds silly, doesn’t it? Who applies sunscreen before bundling up in a coat and mittens? You should! Though it may not be warming you up as it does in summer, don’t think the sun isn’t just as dangerous. In fact, the sun glaring off ice and snow might cause even more harm. Apply sunscreen half an hour before you go outside to give it a chance to dry and not stick to your clothes, and reapply frequently if you’ll be in the sun for long.

 6. Use hand lotion.

You use your hands for every task, all day, but it’s still so easy to forget that they need the most care. Often, you might not notice your hands need help until they’re chapped and cracked. Use a heavy moisturizing cream in the morning and evening, and apply lotion every time you wash your hands if you feel that soap and water dries them out too much. If you don’t want to get smears on your electronic screens or computer keyboards, make sure you find non-greasy lotion.

7. Prevent chapped lips

You don’t realize how much you lick your lips until they start getting chapped! Use a moisturizing lip balm throughout the day to prevent this and keep your lips soft. Use it as part of your full body moisturizing routine, but also carry a tube with you to reapply as often as you need. If you’re going out in extreme cold, you can put a layer of Vaseline on top of your lip balm to keep the cold off of your lips even more.

 8. Stay warm, not hot

When you’re cold, you want to be hot‒it’s only natural! Who knew it was bad for you? Going from cold to hot will actually make your skin drier more quickly. If you stay warm, you’ll have a more even temperature, and it’ll be better for your skin. Using a humidifier instead of a space heater will also help infuse moisture into the air. Remember this rule for bathing as well, and use warm water for showers instead of hot. The hot water will cause skin irritation and strip moisture from your hair.

9. Avoid wet clothes

Wear as many waterproof items of clothing as you can, including gloves, boots, and your coat. Once your clothes get wet, change out of them into something warm and dry. Staying in wet clothes will irritate your skin, and can cause itchiness and sores.

10. Stay hydrated

You might want to sip hot coffee or cocoa, but it’s important to stay hydrated during colder weather. Avoid alcohol consumption, which dehydrates the body. Make sure you’re drinking your suggested eight glasses of water a day, which will not only help your body stay hydrated, but also your skin. Hydrated skin will be healthier, and combined with this moisturizing routine, your skin will look so great, you won’t even know it’s cold outside!

This list of recipes and tips will leave you with healthy skin, as well as a full wallet.

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Small businesses owned by women is growing

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There are a lot of business owners between our ladies. It is  their chance to developing business today!

The number of small businesses owned by women is growing 50% faster than the total number of small businesses, according to a small business monitoring report from American Express. And by 2018, one-third of new U.S. jobs will be generated by female-owned companies, compared with 16% now, based on projections by The Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute.

The shift has implications for employees, customers and competitors. Typically, women business owners tend to seek new ways to stand out from the competition, while networking more than their male counterparts with other small business owners. Women entrepreneurs are also more likely to seek help from the Small Business Administration and other sources — public or private.

Fewer businesses owned by women top $1 million in revenues, though, largely because women are typically cautious about expanding their companies too quickly. They’re more averse than men to being overextended, often taking a more-measured approach to financial dealings, including negotiations and transactions with financial institutions.

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Van Girls – London’s All-Female Moving Company

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The Van Girls are London’s first and only all-female packing and moving service – mostly hired by women, but sometimes men as well. “Guys who hire us kind of think it’s quite novel… and are really surprised by how strong we are,” said founder Emma Lanman.

Lanman started Van Girls in 2011, when she quit her job at the fire brigade and decided to start a business of her own. She’d seen people get excited about female firefighters, and realised it was something of a novelty for a woman to be seen doing a ‘man’s job’. She also figured that lots of women might feel safer hiring an all-female moving service.

“I thought it might actually be a valuable service,” she said. And Lanman was right – it turns out that plenty of women who live alone or don’t live with men are a lot more comfortable hiring the Van Girls – not just for safety reasons but for that feminine touch! Like 68-year-old Jean Hewitson, who moved down the street with her daughter and granddaughter last year. “We’re an all-female household,” she explained. “I thought, yes I want women packing up my house. I thought they’d be more sympathetic to my belongings really, and I’d get on with them better.”

“Men, I thought, would be more inflexible than women. I thought a male removing company would be a load of blokes telling me how they wanted it.”

According to Lanman, other people who hired them have made similar assumptions. “They assume rightly that we’re trustworthy, they’re really happy letting us into their home, they assume that we’re delicate and they have a view that we get stuff done and don’t moan,” she said. “I have an opinion that guys often end up doing a man in a van job as a way of making money because they have run out of options sometimes, but women end up doing that kind of thing because they love it. It’s not the obvious choice.”

In the past few years, Van Girls has evolved into an organisation of formidable women  who make a decent living out of using their physical strength. Employees include women who served (or are serving) in the Army, Royal Air Force, Metropolitan Police, Fire Brigade, and London Ambulance Service. They also have female electricians, carpenters, plumbers, personal trainers, and even a comedian on board. Dressed in black Van Girl t-shirts, steel-toe work boots, and branded grey hoodies, they operate with a single motto: “anything men can move, the Van Girls can move better.”

They’re all really happy with what they do, but some of them agree that the job has its drawbacks. Louisa, 29, who used to be a lawyer, says she doesn’t miss her old job, but does miss dressing up. “I didn’t want to do law as a profession – I’m much more practical and didn’t want to be behind a desk,” she said. “This job keeps me fit and I enjoy doing it.”

Others, like Ellisha, think more women should get into jobs that are perceived as traditionally male. “Men think they’re the stronger ones who just want to carry all the fridges and stuff, whereas we can also do that, but be more careful with fragile, delicate stuff,” she said. “We should be able to do whatever men can do, we should be able to do everything, so yeah, women should get into this.”

Naturally, the girls get shocked reactions from those who hire them. “People always ask if we can carry washing machines and fridges,” said rugby player and van girl Ellisha, 29. “I say, yeah we can actually, it’s not as hard as people think it is, it’s quite easy.”

And more often than not, they prove to be much stronger than the men who hire them. “When we start, if they’re struggling to move something, we take it off them and they’re a bit taken aback sometimes, so that’s the other kind of surprise reaction,” Lanman said. “We’re all quite physical girls so we’re quite strong anyway.”The Van Girls also get double takes from men who see them moving heavy stuff into white removal vans. “We have people shouting things in the street,” said Lanman.

“People driving past peer in the windows. Often men say things about how they think it’s sexist, which is quite interesting. They shout: can I work for you? Why can’t I work for you?”But Lanman is quite clear on her no-men policy. “If we’re going to make it a ‘women service’ then it needs to be all-women,” she explained. “If someone needs that as a particular service you don’t need one guy and three girls turning up, because it might upset them.”

“I’d hire men in the office though,” she added, cheekily. “That’s part of the dream; to have male receptionists.”

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India as an expat destination

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Living in India can offer expats a taste of life in an exotic and diverse place. It is a bright and vibrant country with an eclectic mix of different cultures and people.

India is a huge country whose population currently represents a sixth of the world’s total population. However, despite the large numbers of people that are living in India, it is a relatively small country that covers only 2% of the world’s total land. This makes India a very crowded and busy place.

Whilst historically Indian represented a destination that people moved away from to find their wealth in the west, a reverse trend is slowly emerging and a growing number of people are leaving their home countries to sample expat life in India. At present, there are believed to be between 20,000 and 30,000 expatriates living in India and, whilst this is just a fractio, the number is increasing on a yearly basis.India’s expatriate community has a wide range of different people. The region is popular with teachers, artists and spiritualists as well as CEOs and executives of international corporations.

Cost of living in India

The majority of cities in India offer expatriates a very good standard of living for a relatively low cost and the majority of expats live quite affluent lifestyles.

The cost of most things, including entertainment, education, housing and food is lower than that in western countries, even within the developed cities such as Mumbai and New Delhi It contains an insider’s view of the living expenses here and covers everything from the price of groceries through to the cost of paying for your child’s education.

Language

The official language of India is Hindi, which is spoken by approximately 30% of the population. English is also prevalent and is the major language of the trade and service sectors. There are an additional 14 other official languages and 37 different languages in total spoken throughout the country and each state has its own language. Hindi is commonly spoken in the upper half of India. However, Southern India, especially the four southern states, have very few Hindi speakers and many more English speakers.

Climate

India is a vast country with diverse weather patterns. There are generally two seasons in India; a rainy season and dry season. From October to March, the weather is, on the whole, drier and mild. Monsoons and flooding are common during the rainy season.

India has four different climatic regions:

  • Alpine Zone: High altitudes of Himalayas. Different types of climate are experienced in these zones as a result of deviations in the altitude. The weather generally consists of high temperatures and low rainfall.
  • Sub Tropical: Northern India. Hot wet summers and cold, dry winters.
  • Tropical: Southern India. Very hot and humid.
  • Arid: Western India. High temperatures and low rainfall.

Job and career opportunities

Finding work in India can represent a significant challenge and those who search for a job after entering the country may find that the salaries offered to them on a local contract are less than desirable. In Indian what is considered to be a good salary will typically be 25% of what professionals would earn in western countries.

A large percentage of expats in India are on assignment with multinational companies but, in recent years, more and more Indian corporations have been importing skills and experience from overseas for mid-level professionals. In both these cases work should be secured prior to entering the country.

Despite the fact that India is recognized as a country that is high-tech and progressive, networking and personal connections remain prominent means of finding suitable job opportunities.

6 key facts every expat should know about living in India

1. If you plan to stay in India for more than 180 consecutive days you will be required to register at the Foreigners’ Regional Registration Office (FRRO) within the first 14 days of your arrival. Failure to do so could mean that you lose your Indian visa.

2. When living in India you will experience very irregular voltages and frequent power cuts. You need to buy voltage stabilizers for electronic appliances and UPS for your computer.

3. The majority of houses and apartments in India do not have ovens although ovens are easily available from large electrical shops.

4. You should never accept ripped or damaged bank notes – many places will refuse to accept them. You should always hand the Rupees back if they show the slightest sign of ripping or damage.

5. You should only ever use your right hand to eat and shake hands with. The left hand is considered dirty as it is traditionally used for bathroom duties.

6. You may see symbols throughout some areas of India that appear to be swastikas. No one is a Nazi, it’s a Hindu/Jain/Buddhist symbol meaning peace.

Do you have a comment about this article, a further question or even a correction? If so please do let us know.

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