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Benefits of ice cubes for your face glowing

Ice cubes are not only as a supplement drink. They are used to restore your face to a fresh and dewy look. By rubbing your face for a minute or two with ice a cube constrict your pores and makes your face look smoother.

Ice cubes with fruit and vegetable juice provide your skin with an immediate anti-oxidants. Orange juice is used for bright face and apple juice is great for oily skin. Pomegranates are rich in anti-oxidants and would provide a rosy complexion.

Ice cubes help in reducing acne, sun tans, dark circles etc.

Beauty benefits for skin glowing with ice cubes

Soothing acne skin 

Never squeeze pimples that are inflamed. Make you acne bumps that look less red and less bumpy by just rubbing an ice cube on it. Emerging acne does feel a bit itchy and sore. Ice cubes helps in good blood circulation and makes the acne look somewhat flat. To neutralize it, and apply ice right at the point of acne. So don’t forget to pop that acne and instead use an ice cube! Ice cubes also serve to eliminate the red as well as deflating acne.

Makeup rescue for face

If you are not having time to put on makeup, then ice can be your saving grace. The ice gives your skin a fresh, dewy feel that would make your skin look radiant, even without any make up on. Apply this ice cube or wrap in a soft cloth or tissue, before you put on your makeup to make it last longer.

Reduces tan 

Rub an ice cube on your face to soothe the skin and reduce the suntan. Get temporary relief from sunburns by just rubbing an ice cube all over your face to remove sun tan.

Blemish control

Ice cubes help to reduce swelling and the redness of pimples. It also soothes irritated skin. You can use ice cubes on blemishes that the first sign of a pimple to slow inflammation. It also helps to reduce the size and number of blemishes. You can hold the ice on acne for a few seconds. You can until the area feels a little numb. Ice the blemishes every other night to become fast relief from blemish.

Shrink the pore

Ice cubes can also minimize facial pores are large. Wrap ice cubes in cotton and then rub it into a suluruh face. In addition to close up the pores, ice cubes are useful to keep the production of sebum in normal conditions. An ice facial helps to reduce large pores and helps to minimize the production of excess oil. This reduces redness and swelling.

Reduces puffy eyes

Ice cubes help in reducing puffy ice. Rub ice cubes on your face and it helps to reduce swelling. This the best process and easy process to reduce puffy eyes. The ice cube rubbing or placing two spoons in ice water and placing them on eyes can also reduce puffy eyes.

Checks sebum secretions

There is beauty benefit of rubbing ice on your face that it tightens the pores temporarily and checks sebum secretion. This is the perfect tips for those who are having oily skin. Sebum is an oily secretion from sebaceous glands.

Dehydrated skin

During summer months, your skin gets dehydrated. The face is most affected and you need to take precautions for it. When your skin stretches and you feel uncomfortable, rub some ice cubes on your face. This gives your face a cooling effect and it gives you relief.

Improves blood circulation

Ice improves blood circulation in the skin. It cold constricts the blood vessels so that less blood goes to the surface of the skin. It also reduces any inflammations or swelling. The body responds by gradually increasing flow of warm blood to the area.

Rubbery face before makeup

You should wipe the whole surface of the ice cube facial skin. In addition to refreshing, skin will be more supple thanks to the ice cubes. Supple skin can make the makeup applied to perfection.

Ice fruit facials

Add some fresh fruit juice to that ice tray and get ready to experience a mini-fruits facial. You need to just rub some fruit ice cube in your face to get 3 benefits that can tighten pores, glowing skin, and the minimized appearance of acne. You can also add fresh green tea water to the ice tray to get green tea facial.

Reduces dark circles

Take rose water and fresh cucumber juice. Freeze it and mix them well. Apply this on your dark circles every morning and night. Then you will find the magical effects of the ice cubes. It does help in reducing dark circles well, quite a bit!

Ice facial for face

You should simply apply ice in the morning and or in the evening. Start your ice facial by cleansing the face. Wrap them one or two ice cubes in a soft washcloth. Ice begins to melt and the cloth is damp. Apply it to your face. Hold the washcloth on different areas of the face for 1 – 2 minutes. Move the ice cubes slowly and gently in circular movements up along the chin and jaw line. Thus, the cheeks with along the forehead and along the nose can take special care underneath the eyes. This completes your facial with toner, acne treatment or moisturizer. Ice facial increases the blood circulation in your face. Rub it daily to give your face a natural and healthy glow. The regular use of ice cubes by rubbing prevents premature ageing and wrinkles.

Precautions you need to follow while using an ice cube

  • Use ice cubes carefully, it is better not to use more than two ice cubes. Using too many ice cubes causes skin problems that can damage your skin.
  • This helps to delicate capillary under your skin and can break if you use it directly. Thus, the use of ice cubes should be wrapped up in a clean cloth, before they are to be used.
  • You don’t worry about achieving the results, when you applied it directly on the skin and not having the same effect when holding the cubes with a soft cloth.
  • It is better to avoid the use of bare ice and not to apply the ice straight from the freezer. It can break the capillaries under the skin.
  • Avoid using ice that is already broken capillaries and not to use it for too long time.
  • You have to stop treating the skin problems with ice, when you feel uncomfortable. Ice should be applied before 15minutes.
  • Add some lemon, rose water, green tea, cucumber, chamomile tea, which is skin friendly, on the water depending on your skin type.
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Essential winter care tips that everyone should follow for safety

Winter is a great season for outdoor activities, such as sledding and skating. Cold weather, ice and snow can be both fun and dangerous for children. Winter fun is beckoning, but keeping kids healthy, warm and entertained can be trickier than putting snow boots on a squirrel.

During the winter months, ice, snow and cold temperatures can make life challenging for everyone. Whether winter brings severe storms, light dusting or just cold temperatures, here we have some valuable tips on how to keep your children safe and warm. Slippery sidewalks and cold weather can cause a wide range of injuries and illnesses – especially for seniors.

What to wear

Dress warmly in layers of windproof clothing to prevent frostbite and hypothermia. Remember mittens or gloves, a scarf and a hat that covers your ears. Don’t forget to treat your feet, warm socks and waterproof boots will keep your feet dry.

  • Dress your child warmly for outdoor activities. Don’t forget to wear warm boots, gloves or mittens, and a hat. Use thin layers to keep them dry and warm.
  • The rule of thumb for older babies and young children is to dress them in one more layer of clothing than an adult would wear in the same conditions.
  • The loose bedding should be kept out of an infant’s sleeping environment like blankets, quilts, pillows, bumpers and sheepskins because they are associated with suffocation deaths and may contribute to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Sleep clothing like one-piece sleepers or wearable blankets is preferred.
  • Keep ears covered at all times to prevent frostbite. Use a neck warmer instead of a scarf and mitten clips instead of a string to prevent choking. Wear mittens instead of gloves so that are roomy enough for an extra pair of socks and to wiggle toes around.
  • If a blanket must be used to keep a sleeping infant warm, it should be tucked in around the crib mattress, reaching only as far as the baby’s chest, so the infant’s face is less likely to become covered by bedding materials.

 Hypothermia

Cold temperatures can lead to frostbite and hypothermia – a condition where the body temperature dips too low.

  • Hypothermia develops when a child’s temperature falls below normal, i.e., 95 degrees due to exposure to colder temperatures.
  • As hypothermia sets in, the child may shiver and become lethargic and clumsy.  Speech may become slurred and body temperature will decline in more severe cases.
  • It often happens when a youngster is playing outdoors in extremely cold weather without wearing proper clothing or when clothes get wet. It can occur more quickly in children than in adults.
  • If you suspect your child is hypothermic, immediately move him to the hospital. Until help arrives, take the child indoors, remove any wet clothing, and wrap him in blankets or warm clothes.

Frostbite

Frostbite is another cold weather concern and is especially dangerous because it often happens with little warning.

  • Frostbite happens when the skin and outer tissues become frozen.  It tends to happen on extremities like the fingers, toes, ears and nose.  They may become pale, gray and blistered. At the same time, the child may complain that his/her skin burns or has become numb.
  • If frostbite occurs, bring the child indoors and place the frostbitten parts of her body in warm (not hot) water.  104° Fahrenheit (about the temperature of most hot tubs) is recommended. Warm washcloths may be applied to frostbitten nose, ears and lips.
  • Victims may feel no more than a ‘pins and needles’ sensation in the hands and feet. Numbness can occur so quickly that the victim, unaware of being frostbitten, may remain outdoors, increasing his or her chances of permanent damage.
  • Do not rub the frozen areas. After a few minutes, dry and cover the child with clothing or blankets. Give him/her something warm to drink.
  •  If the numbness continues for more than a few minutes, call your doctor.

Winter health

  • Try using a cold air humidifier in the child’s room at night if your child suffers from winter nosebleeds. Saline nose drops or petrolatum may help keep nasal tissues moist. If bleeding is severe or recurrent, consult your pediatrician.
  •  Many pediatricians feel that bathing two or three times a week is enough for an infant’s first year. More frequent baths may dry out the skin, especially during the winter.
  •  Cold weather does not cause colds or flu.  But the viruses that cause colds and flu tend to be more common in the winter, when children are in school and are in closer contact with each other.  Frequent hand washing and teaching your child to sneeze or cough into the bend of her elbow may help reduce the spread of colds and flu.
  • Children 6 months of age and up should get the influenza vaccine to reduce their risk of catching the flu.

Winter sports and activities

Action games, making snow angles and building snowmen will help to keep your child warm.

  • Set reasonable time limits on outdoor play to prevent hypothermia and frostbite.  Have children come inside periodically to warm up.
  •  Stay away from snowplows and snow blowers. Choose a play area away from roads, fences and water.

Sun protection

The sun’s rays can still cause sunburn in the winter, especially when they reflect off snow.  Make sure to cover your child’s exposed skin with sunscreen and consider using sun glasses.

Fire protection

Winter is a time when household fires occur. At the beginning of each winter season, get your chimney inspected and cleaned by a professional. Buildup in the chimney can cause a fire if it is not properly cleaned. It is a good time to remember to:

  • Buy and install smoke alarms on every floor of your home
  • Test smoke alarms monthly and practice fire drills with your children
  • Never use flammable liquids, evergreen trimmings, wrapping paper, cardboard, trash or debris.
  • Install a carbon monoxide detector outside bedrooms
  • Keep space heaters at least 3 feet away from anything that could burn, and turn them off when leaving the room or sleeping

Cooking and kitchen safety

Cooking fires are the most common type of fires in U.S. households. By paying attention while cooking, you can prevent a kitchen fire.

  • If you are frying, grilling or broiling food, stay in the kitchen. Turn off the stove if you have to leave the kitchen, even if only for a short time.
  • Keep away from the stove top which are flammable. Wear close-fitting clothing that won’t drape over or touch burners while you are cooking.
  • If you are simmering, baking, roasting, boiling food, you don’t have to stay in the kitchen, but you do need to stay in the home. Check the food regularly and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
  • Turkey fryers pose significant fire hazards because they may produce delicious holiday dinners.

Portable heaters & space heaters

Place space heaters at least three feet away from anything that could catch fire, including paper, clothing and furniture. Make sure all heaters are in safe working condition.

Small children and pets should not be left alone with heaters. So make sure to turn off heaters when you leave the room or go to sleep.