Welcome To Pampering4life Lifestyle

Thank you for following me and learning more on how you can live your "Best Life" each and everyday just by doing exciting things to awaken and pamper what is most important in your life. Pampering4life is a lifestyle of pampering all aspect of one's life. It is the ultimate indulgence of pampering your mind, body, and freedom. Please make sure to take time for yourself at least 10 minutes a day. Relax and feel your desire to live the life God has given you after all "Pampering4life" is a celebration of you....

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Just some information about me. I'm a wife, board certified integrative health counselor, and amateur ballroom dancer. I enjoy life by living each day like it is my last. One of my favorite hobbies is to travel, travel, travel, and to learn different cultures of all kinds. After a recent lay off..I realized my passion and purpose in life is to inspire people by showing them how to enjoy their life and to pamper all aspects of it. This includes your health, your wealth, and most important your mind by making the connection to what living is really about. Pampering4life is about making small changes and reaping BIG RESULTS! I look forward to opening up a new world for you so you to can live your BEST LIFE

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hello My fellow Bloggers,

We have been gone awhile working hard to continue to deliver quality service to our clients but we are BACK!! Now that we are back we hope that you continue to support our blog and follow us on our social media websites like facebook and twitter. Get ready for new interesting content for the coming year to benefit your health. If you have any topics you would like for us to cover. Simply email us at customercare@nutritionyoudesign.com. We look forward to hearing from you..

Monday, May 5, 2014

Simple Ways to Avoid Skin Cancer



       Now that the weather is warming up outside, its crucial to know how to stay safe in the sun and skin and any other sun damaging diseases. Remember if you notice a suspicious spot or any change in your skin, its important to go to a dermatologist as soon as possible.
           
Try to always seek shade whenever you can. If you sit in the shade you can reduce your exposure to the suns harmful rays. If you are planning to spend your day at the beach bring an umbrella or a tent. It is also extremely important to always wear sunglasses since the area around your eyes are very sensitive. Always try to cover up your whole body. Even if it is very hot outside in the summer try to wear a light clothing all your body, especially your arms and legs.

           
The best way to avoid skin cancer is to ALWAYS wear sunscreen, even if it is cloudy outside. There is still sun-rays that can cause damage to your skin. You should choose SPF 30 for everyday use and if you are planning to stay outside for a long period of time you should switch up your sunscreen to SPF 50. Use water resistant sunscreen if you plan to stay at the beach or go to a pool. Also sometimes we forget but its important to keep reapplying your sunscreen in order to achieve the highest protection. Wearing a hat can protect your face, ears, skin, and neck from the suns harmful rays. It offers shade to many areas as well as protecting your eyes. Always remember to also apply sunscreen when you are wearing a hat as well.
           
In addition, in most places the sun tends to be at its highest peak during the hours of 10 am and 3 pm. If its possible to limit your exposure during those times it will reduce your skins exposure from UVA and UVB rays. Also, there are many specific foods that are loaded with nutrients that can keep your skin looking healthy and great. This includes Vitamin A which can be found in many fruits and vegetables, and Vitamin E which can be found in sunflower seeds. You always want to keep eating foods that are rich with antioxidants because they fight free radicals that can lead to skin cancer. Certain foods are loaded with nutrients that your skin needs to stay healthy and looking great. That includes Vitamin A, which is found in many fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants are found in tea, vegetables, fruits and even chocolate!
           
If you really want your skin to keep looking great it is best if you completely avoid any indoor tanning. Indoor tanning exposes customers to harmful UVA and UVB rays. People who begin tanning younger than 35 years old may have over 50% risk of having melanoma. Tannings beds can increase wrinkles, eye damage and can even change the texture of your skin. Try self-tanners, or bronzers if you want a natural glowing look that will not hurt your skin. Overall, many people underestimate the power of the sun. Many of these diseases are very painful and even life-threatening so the best way to avoid this is by reducing your risks of being in the sun or at least always remember to wear sunscreen protection.

Monday, April 7, 2014

How to Avoid Exposure to Pesticides



        Pesticides are chemicals used to avoid any damage by pests and therefore help to increase the production of food worldwide. Nowadays, pesticides are being used more than ever before. However, the use of pesticides can have cause many health risks. If you consume a large amount of pesticides it can cause problems for the reproductive and neurological system, and cause developmental problems. They can also prevent your hormones from performing properly since they are known as endocrine disrupters. It is important to follow these steps to avoid your consumption to these dangerous chemicals.
           
Firstly, the most simple way to reduce exposure to pesticides is to buy organic produce since organic famers do not use harmful pesticides on their produce. Organic produce tends to be pricey so try to buy the organic produce items that you or your family eats the most. Also, to identify fruit grown organically, look at the little sticker on the produce and the number should be five digits and start with 9 (e.g. 94223). When you buy organic products you are greatly minimizing your exposure to pesticides.
           
Furthermore, you should always wash your fruits and vegetables for a fair amount of time! In addition, homemade and commercial produce cleaners are much more effective at removing any pesticides. To make your own produce cleaner you can mix together together a cup of water, a cup of white vinegar, and a tablespoon of baking soda and the juice of half a lemon. After all these ingredients are mixed together you can add them to a spray bottle. Then use your spray bottle to spray your fruits and veggies and let it sit for a couple of minutes and make sure to wash off the mixture after. 
           
Secondly, make a no shoes policy in your home. When you walk across the grass that has fertilizers and herbicides, the residue from these strong chemicals can get attached to your shoes and invade your home. Sometimes, the residues can even stay on carpets for years. This is a simple step to avoid bringing pesticides into your home.
           
In addition, even though the skin of many produce items are good for you it is best to peel your produce. Most pesticides are found in the skin and by simply removing it it will help minimize your exposure. It will not get rid of all pesticides but it can decrease a large amount that you are consuming.
           
Thirdly, avoid processed foods especially corn and soy products which are very high on pesticides.  It is a beneficial to avoid eating processed foods anyways because they are filled with unnatural fibers and vitamins that your body does not absorb.

      Its important that people are aware of the detrimental effects of pesticides. It can also affect everyone differently. Children tend to be more sensitive to pesticides. Childrens bodies are also developing so they may not be able to break down the chemicals as effectively as adults do. People who suffer from asthma and chronic diseases may also feel sick after being exposed to pesticides. Even people who live near agricultural fields are also in danger of being exposed to these dangerous chemicals. Following all these steps will help reduce the amount of exposure by a large amountWhat are some things that you do to decrease the amount of pesticides you consume?

Monday, March 31, 2014

Simple Ways to get Beautiful Hair and Skin all year round

           
For many people, the winter can cause harmful effects for our skin such as extremely dry skin, and even eczema begins to appear. Even after the winter you may still feel the effects of cracked, flaky, irritated and inflamed skin. Hair also becomes extremely dried out so its important to take action. Try these boosting tips to help keep your skin and hair moist and healthy.
           
Firstly, if drugstore products are not helping or even making your skin worse. You should consider seeking a specialist such as a dermatologist or esthetician. When you see a specialist she can figure out what skin type you have, and give you advice on what skin care you should be using.
           
Secondly, its important to moisturize everyday. Your moisturizer should be oil based rather than water based because the oil creates a protective layer that retains more moisture. You should always remember that not all lotions will work on your face. You may want to think twice about using a body lotion for your face because it can make you break out. Always looking for moisturizers that are hypoallergenic and non-clogging. Also, you should be using your sunscreen all year round. Winter sun can be damaging for your skin too. You should apply sunscreen to your skin 30 minutes before you go outside and keep reapplying if you are going to stay outside.
   
Furthermore, if your skin feels very dry you should avoid using harsh peels, masks, and alcohol-based toners or astringents. All of this can strip necessary oil from your skin. Also, showering for too long in steaming hot water can also dry out your skin. You should stick to taking a 10-minute or less shower with lukewarm water.
           
Thirdly, what you eat is vital for your skin. The next time you take a trip to the grocery store, you should fill up a cart with foods that are filled with mono saturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish, nuts, olive oil, flax or avocados. Vitamin C is also important for the bodys production of collagen so you should consider picking up citrus fruits or dark leafy greens.
           
In addition, hair can become extremely damaged during the winter. Shampooing strips vital oils from the scale, so its recommended to wash your hair every other day. To prevent further damage or breakage, avoid blow drying or brushing hair when its wet. When your hair is wet its extremely delicate and you will have to use a lot of heat in order to dry it. If your hair feels extremely dry you should consider using argan oil as well.
           
Lastly, stress can make skin more sensitive and can cause acne breakouts. Its important to manage your stress by setting reasonable goals, and taking time to do the thins you enjoy.
           
Overall, following these tips can help keep your skin beautiful and glowing all year round.  As well as healthy and bouncy hair so that you do  not have to get as many haircuts throughout the year.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Easy ways to avoid wrinkles and premature aging



No one wants to age quicker than they have too. There is a change that some of your behaviors or habits can increase the risk of premature skin aging. you may be writing a few of those lines yourself. Fortunately, there are many ways to make skin aging less visible.

1. Never leave the house without sunscreen
Ever since we were young, our parents have always told us to put on sunscreen. Sunscreen is the best product to avoid wrinkles and early aging. Using sunscreen can also prevent skin cancer. If you forget to put on sunscreen then try using a foundation that has at least SPF 15 in it. Also, many people forget to use sunscreen on their ears and neck and thats very important as well.


2. Antioxidants are your friend
Furthermore, those harmful UV rays that are absorbed in your skin can create free radicals and cause wrinkles. Luckily, antioxidants can help defend your body against free radicals. Try eating and drinking foods such as (pomegranates, acai, blueberries, and green tea). Next time you are buying any creams or moisturizers look for creams that contain any of these ingredients.

3. Do not smoke cigarettes
Firstly, cigarettes are a major health problem and can increase the chance of getting lung cancer. They can also speed up the normal aging process of your skin and cause wrinkles. The reason behind the this is that the nicotine in cigarettes causes narrowing of the blood vessels in the outermost layers of your skin which impairs blood flow to the skin. When there is less blood flow your skin lacks oxygen and important nutrients such as Vitamin A. The chemicals in cigarettes can also damage the collagen and elastin in the skin. Consequently, the skin begins to wrinkle early on. Try finding another way to de-stress such as exercising, meditating, or picking up a new hobby.

4.Avoid eating sugar
Everyone loves sugar, however, digesting too much sugar can break down collagen and produce fine lines and wrinkles. If your body still craves a little bit of sugar try eating fruit which contains natural sugar that is actually good for you. Avoiding sugar is both good for your skin and you will look better overall.

5. Get a goodnights sleep
It is important to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night because not getting enough sleep can mess with the bodys production of cortisol which is a stress hormone that breaks down skin cells. In addition, the way you sleep may actually cause wrinkles. Over time your pillow puts pressure on your face every night. This can add lines to chin, cheeks and forehead. Try sleeping on your back instead to avoid this.

6. Drink plenty of water

Even if you are not thirsty you should always drink water throughout the day. It is the best way to keep your skin hydrated so that it looks fresh and radiant. Add foods high in water, such as fruits and vegetables to your diet. You should drink extra water as well if you are drinking any caffeine substances because it can make you extra dehydrated.

Overall, these are all simple and easy ways to avoid premature aging and wrinkles. Try these things today and youll notice a difference. What are some other ways that you use to avoid wrinkles?