Tuesday, July 27, 2010

7 Skin care rules dermatologists swear by

Want smooth, pretty, age-defying skin? We thought so. Who better to learn from than the pros who think about dermal health all day long? From what you eat to when you wash your face, here are 7 small changes that can make a big difference in tone, texture, and overall glow.

1. Suds up at night

"The most important time to wash your face is before you hit the sack," says Doris Day, MD, a New York City–based dermatologist. Dirt, bacteria, and makeup left on overnight can irritate skin, clog pores, and trigger breakouts. Remove this top layer of grime with a gentle face wash (skin should feel pleasantly tight for 10 to 15 minutes post-cleansing), which also allows anti-agers to penetrate deeper for better results. Because oil production dips with hormonal changes in your 40s, cleansing twice daily can dry out your complexion and make wrinkles look more pronounced. To refresh skin in the morning, splash with lukewarm water.

2. Be UV obsessed

Nothing is more important than wearing sunscreen (ideally, SPF 30) every day if you want younger-looking skin. Even 10 minutes of daily exposure to UVA "aging" rays can cause changes that lead to wrinkles and sunspots in as few as 12 weeks. If your moisturizer isn't formulated with a built-in broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen, be sure to apply one daily to block both UVA and UVB rays.

3. Manage stress

Emotional upheavals can make your skin look 5 years older than your chronological age, says New York City dermatologist and psychiatrist Amy Wechsler, MD, author of The Mind-Beauty Connection. Constant anxiety increases the stress hormone cortisol, which causes inflammation that breaks down collagen. It also triggers a chain of responses that can lead to facial redness and acne flare-ups. To quell inflammation, eat antioxidant-rich foods such as berries, oranges, and asparagus. When you're feeling tense, Wechsler recommends a few minutes of deep breathing (inhale through your nose, hold for 3 counts, and release through your mouth).

4. Use a retinoid

Research shows that these vitamin-A derivatives speed cell turnover and collagen growth to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and fade brown spots. Prescription-strength retinoids such as Renova provide the fastest results--you'll start to see changes in about a month. To help skin acclimate to any redness and peeling, apply just a pea-size drop to your face every third night, building up to nightly usage. Milder OTC versions (look for retinol) are gentler, although it can take up to 3 months to see noticeable results.

5. Update your routine

Altering even one thing in your regimen every 6 to 12 months jump-starts more impressive improvements in tone and texture. "When you apply products consistently, your skin slides into maintenance mode after about a year," says New Orleans dermatologist Mary P. Lupo, MD. To keep your skin primed for rejuvenation, substitute a cream that contains alpha hydroxy acids for your prescription retinoid twice a week to boost the benefits. Or bump up your OTC retinoid to an Rx formula.

6. Eat omega-3s

These "good fats" in foods such as salmon, flaxseed, and almonds boost hydration, which keeps skin supple and firm. The same isn't true of the saturated fat in dairy products and meats, which increase free-radical damage that makes skin more susceptible to aging. Limit saturated fat intake to about 17 g daily.

7. Exercise regularly

Studies find that women who work out regularly have firmer skin than similar nonexercisers. The reason: Exercise infuses skin with oxygen and nutrients needed for collagen production. To keep your skin toned, make time for at least three 30-minute heart-pumping workouts per week.

Monday, July 19, 2010

10 makanan buat kau kurus

Dah seminggu aku mengerjakan badan aku yang naik macam labu ni. cuak pulak balik kolej nanti dah tak muat baju-baju tu. oleh sebab tu aku mengambil inisiatif dengan exercise la sikit-sikit.

Nak jadi macam sean faris memang tak dapat la .Cumanya berusaha sampai mana yang boleh kan?

Jadi kat sini aku jumpa tips-tips diet yang bersesuaian untuk mereka-mereka yang rasa badan sudah mcam kongkang tu.(post ini dalam bahasa inggeris)

Peanut butter

Why it's a 10 best:This popular pantry item offers protein and heart-healthy unsaturated fats.

Use it it: Snacks, sandwiches, sauces, and baking goods.

Cost: About 20¢ for 2 tablespoons


Why they're a 10 best: Eggs are a good source of lean protein, and also contain vitamin B12, riboflavin and phosphorus.

Use them in: Omelets, frittatas and salads

Cost: About 13¢ per large egg


Why they're a 20 best: This grain helps lower LDL (bad) cholesterol.

Use them in: Baked goods, breakfast and to stretch ground-meat dishes

Cost: About 17¢ per ½ cup for quick-cooking oats


Why they're a 10 best: This fruit is a good source of vitamin C and is full of both soluble and insoluble fiber.

Use them in: Salads and baked goods; as a snack

Cost: About 60¢ each, depending on variety and season


Why it's a 10 best: This leafy green is loaded with vitamins (A, C, K and folic acid) and manganese.

Use it in: Salads, pasta dishes, casseroles, soups and stews

Cost: About $1 for 5 ounces of fresh spinach


Why they're a 10 best: This tasty staple provides lean protein that’s full of fiber, calcium, folic acid and iron and other minerals.

Use them in: Salad and stews

Cost: About 35¢ per ½-cup serving (canned)

Frozen vegetables

Why they're a 10 best: They provide fiber and an array of nutrients, depending on which veggies you buy.

Use them in: Sides and casseroles

Cost: About 40¢ per serving

Sweet potatoes

Why they're a 10 best: These spuds are very filling (because they contain fiber) and a source of vitamins A and B6.

Use them in: Main and side dishes

Cost: About $1 each

Why it's a 10 best: Brown rice is a whole grain and a source of vitamin B6, magnesium, copper, zinc and manganese.

Use it in: Soups, salads and side dishes

Cost: About 37¢ per ½ cup (cooked)

Canned tuna fish

Why it’s a 10 Best: This fish is a healthful lean protein and contains omega-3 fatty acids.

Use it in: Sandwiches, casseroles and salads

Cost: About 75¢ for 3 ounces

Monday, July 12, 2010

12 o'clock letter. TIk Tok TIk Tok.

Ever since i saw you that day , i felt there is something different about you.

I have the first look at you and in a second i like you.
There is so much more people that are pretty out there but you are just perfect for me.

I don't know why.

Am i crazy ? liking you when i've never meet you.

Whenever you are sad , i felt the pain .
Whenever you are angry , i am burning inside .
whenever you are hurt , it causes me a deep wound ,

And the best part is , you don't even know me. And i don't even know you.

I know you are hurt.
Every boy is a villain to you now , and the world turns black.
Life is cruel for you .

When we are young , everything seems to be at the end of the world.
but , it is not.

Today ,

i am sitting here watching the moon and smiling . I am praying that one day , you will know that life isn't always that cruel.

In the small part of this world ,there is someone who can support you and be with you whenever you are in pain , sadness and hurt.

I don't ask you to believe me .
I just ask you to believe in destiny.

if you let me,

i will be by your side ,
For now and always ,

Saturday, July 3, 2010

9 cara untuk menjimatkan wang untuk penggunaan petrol (RAHSIA TERBESAR TERBONGKAR)

Wow --> cane aku tau cara-cara nak menjimatkan minyak ni?

Zaman sekarang ni , siapa yang tak gunakan kenderaan bermotor . Nenek roommate aku pun guna motor tau. Jadi automatiknya kita semua nak jimatkan harga minyak yang semakin meningkat masa kini.

Perah punya perah , dapat la sikit info :

9 cara untuk menjimatkan wang bagi penggunaan petrol ialah :

1. Biar lambat asal selamat

Penggunaan minyak akan mula naik bila kamu pandu lebih daripada 60 mph . Bagi setiap 5 mph lebih daripada 60 mph ,kamu kena bayar 24 sen . Jadi , cuba gunakan fungsi CRUISE di lebuhraya .CRUISE mengawal gear kamu jadi , dia menjimatkan minyak.

2. Sentiasa sabar dalam lalu lintas

Pemanduan secara agresif -memecut , brek ,- bukan saja bahaya tapi boleh mengurangkan minyak kamu sebanyak 33 percent di lebuhraya dan 5 percent di jalan bandar.

3. Tapi jangan terlalu sabar

Pendingin hawa boleh mengeringkan minyak, jadi pastikan kamu tak biarkan ia terbuka tanpa fungsi.Jangan bukanya dan tingkap sekali. Boleh je kamu nak tutup pendingin hawa dan bukak tingkap dalam kesesakan.-(kalau tahan la mandi peluh)

Bila kamu memandu melebihi 55 mph , terutamanya pada masa yang lama , sebaliknya adalah benar , Jangan buka tingkap sebab nya kereta akan kurang aerodinamik dan meningkatkan geseran.Jadi , penggunaan minyak akan meningkat. Dalam jarak yang jauh , penggunaan pendingin hawa sebenarnya membantu menjimatkan minyak sebanyak 20 percent.

4. Jangan hanya duduk di sana

Jangan biarkan kereta tak bergerak dan kamu biarkan enjin kereta hidup.Ini akan meningkatkan pemanasan tanah rendah dan penghasilan debu yang menyebabkan asma .Kalau nak panaskan enjin. gunalah beberapa minit sahaja.

5. Selalu servis kereta

Membaiki kereta yang perlu di betulkan pengeluaran maksima bagi minyak untuk purata 4 percent. tak paham ye?? camni , contohnya kereta kamu hanya perlukan 4 % tapi sebabkan kamu tak adjust tuning dia kamu guna 5 % . Jadi kamu kena check la tuning dia.

6. Periksa tekanan angin

Memastikan tayar cukup tekanan angin boleh membantu menjimatkan minya pada kadar 3.3 percent. Lagipu, lebih selamat dan memanjangkan jangka hayat tayar kamu. Selalu lah perikasa tayar alignment dan balancing .

7. Jangan penuhkan barang dengan muatan berlebihan

While it mainly affects smaller cars, carrying extra weight means burning extra gasoline, no matter how big your vehicle is. On average, you may be cutting your fuel efficiency by up to 2 percent for every 100 extra pounds you haul.

Walaupun benda ni lebih jelas pada kereta yang kecil , muatan berlebihan bermaksud membakar lebih minyak.Tak kira la sebesar mana pun kereta kamu, ia boleh memotong hampir 2 percent minyak kamu.

8. Pastikan tempat mengisi minyak kamu tertutup

Selain membahayakan , minyak boleh mengewap dan masuk melalui pendingin hawa.Bukan saja membazir minyak. meletup baru tau.jadi ,hati-hati.

9. Tumpanglah kereta kawan

Ni la cara yang paling jimat sekali , tapi jangan pulak buat muka seposen je tak nak bayar duit minyak . Nanti last-last jalan kaki je kamu.

p:s - bila la minyak kelapa nak boleh buat isi kereta ?