Super Active Mommy http://www.superactivemommy.com Your guide on everything related to health concerns and issues. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:11:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.10 Facial Contouring For A More Defined Face Shape http://www.superactivemommy.com/2017/08/16/facial-contouring-for-a-more-defined-face-shape/ http://www.superactivemommy.com/2017/08/16/facial-contouring-for-a-more-defined-face-shape/#respond Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:11:27 +0000 http://www.superactivemommy.com/?p=3566
I’m quite wary when it comes to any kind of dermatological treatment, especially if a machine is involved But when I heard about UltraFace Facial Contouring, I had to try it. It combines both ultrasound and radiofrequency to reduce the appearance of facial fat and bring out the contours of your face. The whole process takes about 45 minutes.

First, your face is cleaned before a thick layer of petroleum jelly is slathered on specific areas. The ultrasound then starts. It takes about eight minutes to do each side of your face. Eyes will be covered for protection but you’ll hear a faint whirring sound, and feel heat pressing down on your skin, which is tolerable.

Once you’re done with the first step, they clean off any residual petroleum jelly before applying baby oil. For 10-15 minutes, you’ll feel a constant and firm pressure from the handpiece that starts off cold but gets warmer and warmer, before cooling your skin towards the end. The entire process is repeated for a second cycle.

It’s recommended that you have at least eight treatments or more for optimum results, with a break of 10 days between sessions. After 1 session, I did notice the shape of my face more, the sharpness of its lines, and even my laugh lines seemed less apparent. Two days after the session, I was told by three of my friends, who didn’t know I had the treatment, that my face seemed thinner. I can only imagine what eight sessions could accomplish!

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Ways to Keep Your Mouth Healthy http://www.superactivemommy.com/2017/08/15/ways-to-keep-your-mouth-healthy/ http://www.superactivemommy.com/2017/08/15/ways-to-keep-your-mouth-healthy/#respond Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:52:43 +0000 http://www.superactivemommy.com/?p=3604
Dental care mainly involves keeping your teeth healthy. This could be done by practicing oral hygiene or through dentistry. Oral hygiene means maintaining clean teeth and mouth, mainly through brushing and flossing, to avoid any dental problems. Dentistry means having a professional keep your teeth health, which may involve dental surgery.

Effects of Poor Oral Hygiene

Aside from having clean teeth being a benefit from good dental care, it is important to recognize its importance in keeping away from certain consequences. These include:

  • Tooth Decay. Tooth decay or dental caries is one of the most common effects of having poor oral hygiene. This may also result from low fluoride exposure and regular consumption of cariogenic (tooth decay-causing) foods.
  • Erosion. The teeth may suffer from wear when proper dental care is not practiced. While this naturally occurs with age, being exposed to acids may also cause tooth wear. Abrasion and attrition are both different types of tooth wear. Abrasion results from improper brushing and other external mechanical causes, while attrition is the teeth eroding due to teeth grinding or other forms of toot-against-tooth contact.
  • Periodontal Disease. Periodontal or gum disease results from infections left untreated and could possible lead to tooth loss. Such condition is caused by plaque formation. Periodontal disease may affect more than one tooth and may involve the bones and gum supporting the affect tooth.
  • Bad Breath. Without regularly brushing and flossing, one could experience bad breath or halitosis. If the teeth are not cleaned daily, food particles may be stuck in between them and around the mouth. The particles may then lead to the development of bacteria, which then results in bad breath.
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Deciding Where to Buy Baby Shower Gifts http://www.superactivemommy.com/2017/08/14/deciding-where-to-buy-baby-shower-gifts/ http://www.superactivemommy.com/2017/08/14/deciding-where-to-buy-baby-shower-gifts/#respond Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:52:09 +0000 http://www.superactivemommy.com/?p=3600

Have you been invited to attend a baby shower in the near future? If this is the case, you need to buy a really great gift for the mother-to-be. You should do your best to be creative and buy a memorable gift that will actually be used on a regular basis. You might also want to think about buying a personalized gift for the baby. This sort of gift will definitely mean something to the mother and show her how much you care. You must then decide where you will buy your baby shower gift. How do you go about doing this? Here are a few tips to send you in the right direction.

1. What sort of selection does the store have?

You should only do your shopping at a store or website that has a very wide variety of baby shower gifts to choose from. You do not want to put yourself in a position where you must buy a gift you are not thrilled with because the store you are shopping at doesn’t have a large inventory of good gifts for babies. The most important thing is to be patient with your shopping. Do not wait until the last minute to start looking for your baby shower gift. Doing this will usually not work out very well for you.

2. Find a store or website where you can buy personalized baby gifts.

Personalizing a gift is a very nice idea that will make it much more memorable. However, not all stores will offer the ability to personalize your gift. This means that it might take you a while to find a store where you will be able to find the specific gift you want with the exact type of personalized writing that you are looking for. Personalized hooded towels are an example of a gift you could buy.

3. How does the store’s prices compare to their competitors?

It is just good common sense to compare the prices of different stores that sell baby shower gifts. This will help to ensure that you are not paying too much. You will discover that the prices charged by some stores will be very different for the same item. You should also find out what the return policy of the store is. Never assume how long you will have to make a return.

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He Loves You, He Loves You Not http://www.superactivemommy.com/2017/08/12/he-loves-you-he-loves-you-not/ http://www.superactivemommy.com/2017/08/12/he-loves-you-he-loves-you-not/#respond Sat, 12 Aug 2017 10:55:33 +0000 http://www.superactivemommy.com/?p=3521
Whether you like it or not, some people have the habit of playing mind games. They draw you in completely today, only to ignore you tomorrow. As the person on the other end of this game, you may feel intrigued at first, but several weeks into this, and you’ll be irritated, or even confused.

Does he love you or not, and why does he even do this? There are several answers. He may be playing mind games because he wants to get your attention. If you are reading this, then it probably worked to his advantage. Another reason is because he is not really that serious with you. If he is, then he will drop this immediately.

There is also a high probability that your guy does not even know that he is making you crazy with his mind games. In short, he is doing it unintentionally. To deal with this you have three options. You can confront him about it and say that it is making you uncomfortable. You can dump him for playing games, or you can play his own game and follow his lead.

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Visit a Cosmetic Dentist http://www.superactivemommy.com/2017/08/12/visit-a-cosmetic-dentist/ http://www.superactivemommy.com/2017/08/12/visit-a-cosmetic-dentist/#respond Sat, 12 Aug 2017 10:50:05 +0000 http://www.superactivemommy.com/?p=3517
When you have damaged or missing teeth, it can lead to an embarrassing smile. Find a cosmetic dentist Chicago IL residents recommend to learn more about crowns and bridges that are designed for repairing your smile. While visiting a new dentist, you will require a complete examination along with medical images. In order to have crowns placed on your teeth or to begin wearing a bridge, you must have a healthy mouth. A cosmetic dentist can fill cavities, perform root canals or provide treatments for gingivitis.

Crowns Are Made Of Color-matching Composite Materials

A dental crown is suitable for a tooth that was damaged by an accident, or you can have one placed over a tooth that had a large cavity. Most crowns are placed over teeth that have had the pulp removed, so the strong crown is necessary to maintain the repaired tooth. Today, crowns are made of color-matching composite materials that will look natural inside of your mouth. Depending on the natural tooth’s condition, you may need a temporary crown while the customized crown is designed by a dental laboratory technician.

Fixed Bridges Are Cemented Inside Your Mouth

If you have one or more missing teeth, then a dentist can create a fixed or removable bridge that has false teeth. You can wear a bridge in combination with other restorations such as implants, veneers or crowns. A bridge is suitable for someone who is unable to have implants because their bones are not strong enough or for other reasons. A fixed bridge is placed to remain in your mouth permanently, but it is possible for a dentist to remove the item for cleaning or a repair. With a fixed bridge, you are less likely to have problems with clicking noises or mouth sores.

Create a New Smile With Help From a Cosmetic Dentist

Removable bridges are similar to dentures that are made to fit in the top or bottom of your mouth. Your dentist can create bridges or crowns by collecting molds from your mouth. Modern computer software can analyze an X-ray or mold to create bridges or crowns that will provide a sturdy biting surface and gorgeous smile. If you have dental health issues, then visiting a knowledgeable cosmetic dentist can change your life by creating an attractive smile that improves your self-esteem while making it possible to consume a nutritious diet.

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How to Maintain Your Roof http://www.superactivemommy.com/2017/08/11/how-to-maintain-your-roof/ http://www.superactivemommy.com/2017/08/11/how-to-maintain-your-roof/#respond Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:24:00 +0000 http://www.superactivemommy.com/?p=3513

The quality and condition of your home’s roof will ultimately determine how much the interior setting is protected from environmental elements. It’s important to maintain the roof to reduce the risk of damage that can occur in different weather conditions. If you want to provide a high level of care for the structure, there are a few important steps to take.

Schedule an Inspection

Roofing inspections are necessary to identify any areas that need attention and should be repaired. Neglecting the roof can cause certain issues to become more costly to repair in the future. The inspection should be performed once or twice a year by a professional who can provide you with an estimate for the repairs that are needed.

Ventilate the Attic

Many people don’t realize that the temperature inside of the attic has a direct impact on the roofing materials that are installed. The attic should be properly ventilated to avoid having the tiles or shingles become too warm in the summer season, which will cause them to deteriorate at a faster rate. Installing vents and fans can also reduce the risk of ice dams that can form in the winter season, which will prevent roofing materials from falling off of the roof deck.

Remove Loose Debris

Branches and leaves should be removed from the roof during the fall and winter season by using a ladder with the help of another person. Clean off debris on the roof on a sunny day to avoid slipping due to moisture that may be present on wet days. It’s also necessary to remove leaves or twigs that have accumulated in the rain gutters to prevent water from backing up onto the top of the building.

Repair Leaks

Hire Jacksonville roofing contractors to repair any leaks that may be present to seal off moisture from entering the home. Look for leaks by using a flashlight in your attic to check for water spots that may be present on the roof boards. You can also hose off the top of the house to look for areas where water is capable of leaking in.

Maintaining your roof can save a significant amount of money over time and will allow you to improve the quality of the building. With the right steps taken, you’ll boost the curb appeal of your home and can increase the functionality of the building.

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Sparking Creativity In Your Kids http://www.superactivemommy.com/2017/07/17/sparking-creativity-in-your-kids/ Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:48:51 +0000 http://www.superactivemommy.com/?p=3502
Most parents would want their kids to be creative. Kids who have a sense of creativity often grow up successful and satisfied with what they achieve in their lives. However, although their intention is to help their children, a lot of parents are doing it wrong. There are parents who try to push their kids to things like music, painting, etc. without even knowing what the kid may really want. Pushing your kids on something they’re not really interested in can kill their creativity, before it has been sparked.

In order to spark creativity in your children, you’ll need to provide them with the creative atmosphere. You do this by being creative yourself. Make songs, paint, write poems or stories with them. When they start to take interest, support them by providing them with the necessary materials to progress with their interests. Like if they want to do painting, provide them with painting materials.

As mentioned above, never force them to do something that they’re not inclined to. Also, make sure that you give genuine appreciation with their work and never judge or compare it to others. Doing so would discourage them, especially if they feel it is inferior to another work.

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Passion For Fashion Blogging http://www.superactivemommy.com/2017/07/02/passion-for-fashion-blogging/ Sun, 02 Jul 2017 16:44:54 +0000 http://www.superactivemommy.com/?p=3499
Fashion blogs are everywhere. When you look at their websites, you will see people sporting different clothes and striking varying poses. There are the lucky ones who are sponsored, but majority of the fashion bloggers out there wear the outfits that they bought from their own salary. What is their reason for blogging? They just want to show you their style and how much they enjoy it. If you want to start your own fashion blog, then look at the tips below.

Learn From The Competition

Before starting your fashion blog, look at the big people in the blogging industry. Take note of their style, what makes them so popular, and what they do to stay at the top. Most of them have a huge following and you should interview one or two fans to find out what they like about their fashion blogger.

Set Up A Fun And Quirky Blog

Fashion is all about the colors and designs. Decorate your blog and make sure that readers will see your personality the moment they go to your website. There are paid websites or domains and this can help your status. However, since you are a beginner and not sponsored yet, you should go for websites like Blogger, Tumblr, Worpress, Lookbook and the like to showcase your style without paying a cent.

High Quality Photos

Readers will go to your blog when they see attractive, well-taken, and expressive photos that they can relate too. Blurry photos do not stand a chance, so if you want to be known, buy a good camera, or at least borrow one.

Update Often

If you only update once in a blue moon, you will not gain any following. Keep your readers interested by posting once or twice a week. Aside from that, the outfits you post should be unique so you will stand out.

Trends may come and go, but your passion for fashion will never go away if you really love it. Fashion blogs are a great way to showcase your creativity so go all out and use your imagination. You never know, one of these days you might get featured in the magazine because of your success.

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3 Important Vitamins To Keep Your Skin Healthy http://www.superactivemommy.com/2017/06/20/3-important-vitamins-to-keep-your-skin-healthy/ Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:42:00 +0000 http://www.superactivemommy.com/?p=3496
The skin not only serves as barrier and as support for internal structures, but it is also the first thing that people see when they look at us. That is why a lot of women fret over their skin and how it should smooth and shiny. There are several products out there that are designed to help keep your skin healthy and good looking. However, if you want less cost and a more natural approach, taking in the right amount of vitamins that is good for the skin should suffice.

One which is commonly advertised in skin care products is vitamin E. It can be found in food items like mangoes, avocado, tomatoes, broccoli and even in asparagus. It acts as an anti oxidant which combats the effects of aging caused by free radicals. Vitamin A also works the same way. It also serves an anti oxidant for the skin in the form of retinol, which is naturally occurring in animal meat.

Another vitamin for the skin is Vitamin C or your ascorbic acid. It plays a major role in promoting a healthy immune system and also acts an anti oxidant. A poor immune system will not only cause skin problems, but other debilitating diseases as well. Apart from the vitamins, it is also important to keep your skin moist by taking sufficient amounts of water every day. It is recommended that adults take in at least 8-12 glasses of water each day.

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Tools For Jewelry Making http://www.superactivemommy.com/2017/06/14/tools-for-jewelry-making/ Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:36:45 +0000 http://www.superactivemommy.com/?p=3493
Jewelries can spruce up even the simplest outfit. Because of that, people from all walks of life use this everyday and you can see thousands of designs and creations on different stores. Some jewelry tends to be expensive, but that does not mean that you can’t save money by making your own one. However, before you can produce your own jewelry, you need the proper tools, so here are the ones that you are going to need along the way.

Rulers

Because you wear your jewelries, fit is of the utmost importance. For this reason, having a ruler by your side while making this project is very essential. If you are trying to make the jewelry for yourself, more often than not you just estimate or use your arms as a model for the size. However, when making one for a friend, loved one, or even a customer, you must ensure that the length is right.

Scissors/Wire Cutter

Scissors and wire cutters are vital for this type of project because you cannot cut the thread, nylon, or any other materials using your teeth or Herculean strength alone. Some people use a utility knife or cutter when making jewelries, but this is not entirely recommended due to the danger it poses and the resulting uneven cut.

Pliers

When making jewelry, you have to handle beads, strings, even metals. Some materials tend to be small and manipulating it using your hands alone may be too difficult. Aside from that, it would be a nightmare to squeeze or bend the wire using your fingers. To make your job easier, you can utilize the pliers.

Flies

Dealing with metal for your wire has several pros and cons. It is highly advantageous because of its durability, however it has rough and jagged edges after cutting which can cause a scratch or wound on the wearers skin. To even it out, use flies.

The aforementioned materials will make your jewelry making successful and this will grow as you become more acquainted to it. This is a great activity to do with your family and friends, not only to pass the time, but to have something fabulous to wear as well. Aside from that, with the right connections and marketing strategy, you can even sell it for a price. This means that you will have an extra income just by doing your favorite activity.

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