Pumpkin on my face??

Yes! Pumpkin for you face! Pumpkin is amazing for your skin!

This time of year, is all about Pumpkins. Summer is filled with peaches, plums, nectarines, etc. They are summer fruits, but fall is filled with other fruits, namely Pumpkin. (I searched Google, and that is how I know Pumpkin is a fruit).

Now, I am not personally a huge fan of pumpkin in my drinks, but I am all about putting it on my skin! And my clients’ skin!

Why you may ask? Well, let me share with you why this big orange fruit is not just meant to decorate your porch as a Jack-O-Lantern:

First, it just smells yummy! I mean, pumpkin pie smell on your face? Yes please! In fact, many of the seasonal and festive ingredients we love to eat and smell are often great for the skin too. Pumpkin is actually chock full of things that are corrective, soothing, and anti-aging. So, aside from smelling amazing and putting us in a cozy autumn mood, what are the benefits of using pumpkin on the skin?

Pumpkin is filled with quite a long list of active properties that are well known for producing beautiful, soft, supple skin. For starters, it has Natural Fruit Enzymes and Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) which work to exfoliate dead surface cells leaving the skin soft and silky smooth. These enzymes and AHAs reduce the appearance of fine lines, improve skin texture and allows other topical nutrients to be better absorbed. They provide a healthy glow to the skin. So now you will say Yes, I want Pumpkin on my face!

Pumpkin is also rich in Vitamins A and C. These powerful antioxidants soften and smooth skin while also boosting collagen production and working to reduce the visible signs of aging. Vitamin A specifically helps to decrease wrinkles, remove brown spots and help reverse sun damage. Vitamin C helps boost your body’s immunity to fight off colds, the flu and infections, as well as helps fight sun damage and free radicals on the skin, preventing aging, wrinkles and brown spots. In fact many aging factors can be dramatically improved with antioxidants (both topically and internally). So putting antioxidant rich foods into your diet is beneficial in many ways for your body!

Zinc is another beneficial active found in pumpkin. Zinc regulates oil production in the skin and can help decrease active breakouts as well as healing blemishes in the skin. Many skin care experts often refer to Zinc as “nature’s best healing agent,” for its acne-preventing and skin-healing abilities.

Pumpkin seeds, are high in Essential Fatty Acids and Vitamin E. These properties provide moisture to the skin as well as providing a barrier to restore hydration to dry and compromised skin.

Are you ready to take advantage of the many beauty benefits of fall’s favorite fruit? If you are ready Book your Pumpkin Spice facial now! 10% discount on this antioxidant filled and super yummy smelling facial during the month of October!

The Benefits Of A Clean And Tidy Office

 

You’re busy; we get it! General cleaning and tidiness may be low on your list of priorities while at work. But here’s the thing! Having a clean and tidy office can benefit you in a variety of ways. In this article, we will consider a few of the reasons why.

 

The Benefits Of A Clean And Tidy Office

 

  1. It will make you more productive

If you’re forever looking for a lost pen or an important work document because of the messiness of your work area, then you are going to waste valuable time. It’s time to bring order to the chaos, using our office cleaning tips to help you clean up the space you are working in. By storing things away neatly, and with the fine art of labelling, you will get your productivity back up to speed in no time.

 

  1. You will improve health and safety

An untidy and unclean office can be a health and safety nightmare. Loose wires can cause electrical damage. Cables strewn across the floor can lead to trips and falls. Spills that haven’t been mopped up can also lead to a fall. Not only are you putting yourself at risk of injury, but you are doing the same for co-workers and customers. Legal action and compensation expenses will surely follow.

 

  1. There will be less sick days

Aside from having a nasty accident, you may also be prone to illnesses and infections if hygiene has been placed low on the agenda. If people aren’t washing their hands after being in the bathroom, germs will be spread. If loose food has been left out in the kitchen area, there is a chance of contamination and food poisoning. In both cases, correct signage needs to be put up with hygiene reminders before everybody is placed in quarantine! You should also consider cleaning professionals, looking at commercial cleaning services rates to find somebody with the skills to thoroughly clean the workplace before the number of sick days rocket!

 

  1. You will improve your reputation

Let’s face it. Would you want an important business client coming to your workspace when it’s in a mess? Not only are you putting their health at risk, but you are also giving a terrible first impression when trying to win their favour. It doesn’t take a lot to have a general tidy up, and provided you maintain cleanliness around your workspace, you won’t be embarrassed when a client turns up unannounced.

 

  1. You will feel better

A tidy desk is a tidy mind! By removing the clutter, and eliminating any mess around the rest of your office, you will be in a better state mentally to get on with the jobs you have to do at work. Because, as we all know, that annoying cable in the corner of your eye, and that rotting smell from an unemptied bin, are guaranteed ways to distract your once-focused mind!

 

 

Finally
So, how clean is your office space? You are doing yourself a favor by getting on top of any mess if it isn’t up to scratch, as you will benefit in all the ways we have mentioned in this article. Thanks for reading, and happy cleaning!

How to Tell if You Have a UTI or a Bladder Infection

Many women suffer from urinary tract infections, and some are prone to get them more often than others. UTIs are defined as any infection of the urinary system, which may include the bladder, the kidneys, the ureters and the urethra. If a UTI is left untreated, the infection may spread to the kidneys and have serious consequences. Because of this, it’s important that you know what signs and symptoms to watch for.

 

Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections

If you’ve had a UTI before, you’ll know almost immediately if you are developing another. Some women (and men) are unaware of the likelihood of an infection and may go days or weeks before realizing treatment is available. Common UTI symptoms include:

  • Pressure or pain in the lower abdomen or back
  • Burning feeling every time you urinate
  • Intense or frequent need to urinate, although not much comes out when you try
  • Feeling shaky or tired
  • Chills or fever
  • Strange-smelling, bloody, dark or cloudy urine

If you have the chills or a fever, it is a sign that the infection has likely moved to your kidneys and you should seek medical attention immediately. Fortunately, there are ways to build up a bacterial defense to help you prevent the recurrence of these infections.

 

Preventing Infections

If you suffer from these infections and wonder how to prevent recurrent UTIs, there are several things you can do regularly.

  • Avoid scented douches, hygiene sprays and scented bath products
  • Take a dose of vitamin C and B6 every day
  • Shower over taking a bath
  • Stay hydrated and drink water
  • Empty your bladder regularly
  • Wipe from front to back
  • Always urinate after sex

There are over the counter products that treat the symptoms of a UTI, but don’t get rid of the actual bacteria. You will need an antibiotic to get rid of the infection and this involves a costly visit to the doctor. If you have recurring UTIs, there are many ways you can prevent them with products that are designed to fight bacteria from growing in your body.