It’s a hotly debated topic. Some doctors promote mega-doses of antioxidants, while others warn against exactly that. But here’s the thing: the potential dangers vary depending on the vitamin or mineral.
While high doses of water-soluble vitamins, like B and C are easily secreted through urine, fat-soluble vitamins, like A, are not. Too much vitamin A can lead to extremely dry, fractured skin and even cataracts.
Taking excessive amounts of a supplement doesn’t necessarily enhance its performance, and, in fact, overuse of certain supplements can lead to kidney and liver damage.
The bottom line: if you’re going to stray from the recommended daily allowances, only do so under a doctor’s or nutritionist’s supervision, so you can be monitored in the event of side effects.
With back-to-school approaching soon, teenagers, everywhere are looking to get the hottest styles and newest looks with their clothing, make-up, and of course, hairstyles. Here are three hot looks for your trendiest teen!
1. Long and Loose hairstyles for girls
Celebrities like Miley Cyrus, Carrie Underwood, and Vannesa Hudgens are now setting the trend of having ultra-long hairstyles. These three girls usually have their hair styled in a loose, long, and curly. However, for special events the best hairstyle is to have the uppermost sections of the hair pinned up in order to have an unswept look. To enhance the curls, it is advisable to scrunch the hair while drying the hair.
2. Short hairstyles for girls
Rihanna has started to popularize short hairstyles this year. Such hairstyles will make your little girls stand out without even looking boyish. Short hairstyles such as crops and layered bob will be a short hit. A lot of girls loved the short bob especially those who have thin hair. This hairstyle will give depth and volume to the hair making it look thicker. For those who have round shape faces, having a hairstyle in medium length is recommended. For those girls who do not want to spend much time maintaining the hair, choosing short hairstyles will suit them better.
3. Up-Do hairstyles for girls
It might give a perception that up dos are just for formal occasion. In reality, up dos are not. You can still look an average girl going to school with an up do. It is more of choosing what variation or style that you like best and represent more of you personality. Wearing a messy up do like a braid or even as simple as a ponytail that will make you look good or not. To give you a dramatic appearance, you is through having a side-swept style ponytail.
Whether your hair is short, medium length or long, the choice is definitely yours on what hairstyle to wear in going back to school. The bottom line is looking at your best with less effort.
With rising concerns over the environmental issues, the beauty industry is seeing a rise in “green” products. The terms “natural” and “organic” are being thrown on labels everywhere we look, but what does it all really mean? It is important to understand the benefits and drawbacks these products to become an informed consumer.
According to the US Food and Drug Administration, there is no actual definition of “natural” pertaining to beauty products. Technically, a product can claim to be natural if it has ingredients derived from plants, algae or minerals. Most products can fall into this category. The FDA says, “There is no list of ingredients that can be guaranteed not to cause allergic reactions, so consumers who are prone to allergies should pay special attention to what they use on their skin.” The bottom line is: if you want products free of synthetic chemicals, don’t just trust the label. Read the ingredient list and look for anything out of the ordinary.
The term “organic” implies that the ingredients are not genetically modified, and don’t have any chemicals, additives, preservatives or artificial scents/colors. The important thing to know here is that there are 4 levels of organic certification, so don’t be fooled by any marketing schemes. For example, label that says “made from certified organic ingredients” means that it has some organic ingredients, but can be mostly inorganic.
Products that are 100% organic will have a USDA seal. If you don’t see the seal, look for signs of false advertising! In particular, read the ingredient list for any long, unpronounceable words. If the product only meets lower standards of certification, it may not have the qualities you are looking for in your organic products.