Super Active Mommy http://www.superactivemommy.com Your guide on everything related to health concerns and issues. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:42:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.10 3 Important Vitamins To Keep Your Skin Healthy http://www.superactivemommy.com/2017/06/20/3-important-vitamins-to-keep-your-skin-healthy/ http://www.superactivemommy.com/2017/06/20/3-important-vitamins-to-keep-your-skin-healthy/#respond 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/ http://www.superactivemommy.com/2017/06/14/tools-for-jewelry-making/#respond 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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The Cost Of Being Famous http://www.superactivemommy.com/2017/06/04/the-cost-of-being-famous/ http://www.superactivemommy.com/2017/06/04/the-cost-of-being-famous/#respond Sun, 04 Jun 2017 16:33:19 +0000 http://www.superactivemommy.com/?p=3489
To live the life of a celebrity is like a dream come true. Thousands of fans screaming your name, millions of dollars in your account, travelling whenever you want, being a VIP everywhere you go; the list are endless. However, few things in life are taken for free. In fact, for some celebrities the price is too much to pay. Here are the costs of being famous.

Goodbye Private Life

Being famous means being in the spotlight. Everyone wants to know what you are doing, where you are going, or who you are with. Paparazzi follow you every second of the day and a camera is shoved in your face everywhere you go. When you break-up with your boyfriend, people you do not know will know it a few minutes after. In short, there is no secret you can keep.

You Are Scrutinized By Strangers

Because you are a celebrity, people feel that they own you. They bash you in the internet, news, and write-ups. The way you speak, move, dance, sing, interact with other people, and even how you live your life is scrutinized by everyone. When some celebrities talk back or give their side, they are laughed at.

Your Security Is At Stake

There are always haters, stalkers, and psychos out there who are out to get their targeted celebrities. Sometimes even wild fans overdo it by rushing to their idols and unintentionally hurting them. Aside from that, some celebrities are scared for the safety of their family so they have a hard time going to the mall or public places without having a security by their side.

Not Your Average Joe

Celebrities are not like any average person and this means that sometimes they cannot do the “normal things” that you enjoy. For example, they cannot dine in a famous eatery without being mobbed. They also cannot play in the park, stroll at the beach, or go stargazing anywhere in public without anyone asking for their signature or picture.

As you can see, being a celebrity is hard work. You have to please everyone every time in order to be loved. There are a lot of benefits to being famous such as having lost of cash and going to different places, but it is not without a price. So if you are thinking of becoming a celebrity yourself, ask yourself first if you have what it takes.

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Balance Your Work and Family Properly http://www.superactivemommy.com/2017/05/02/balance-your-work-and-family-properly-2/ Tue, 02 May 2017 16:30:42 +0000 http://www.superactivemommy.com/?p=3486
Your work is important as it gives you the money to feed your family, pay the bills, and buy the essential things. Meanwhile, you family is equally valuable because they are the reason why you work so hard every day, not to mention they bring happiness to your life. Seeing that both work and family is a big part of your life, you have to learn how to balance them properly. To help you with that, you can simply look below and read the following tips.

What Comes First

  • Family- As stated earlier, work is essential, but family comes first in these instances: your children are sick, your husband is hospitalized; your children are having a recital or major activity in school like parent’s day, medal or trophy awarding, or even graduation.
  • Work- Prioritize your work if you have a deadline, getting a major project, meeting with the boss, and the like over playing in the park, going on a date, or shopping in the mall because the following can be done on other days instead.

Manage Your Schedule

  • A pen and paper, calendar, or your Smartphone can help set your priorities straight. By jotting down everything that you are going to do, whether it is for that meeting with executives, or fieldtrip with your kids, you will be able manage your time efficiently. This way you will be able to block a specific date and focus your mind and energy on that alone.
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No Substitute for Real Fruits http://www.superactivemommy.com/2017/04/15/no-substitute-for-real-fruits/ Sat, 15 Apr 2017 16:26:09 +0000 http://www.superactivemommy.com/?p=3483
Fruits can give you better nutrients than your vitamin supplement. It could be a bit more expensive though but you get the value for your money than when you spend for a little less but can’t even give you half of what your body needs. Some people think that the down side of having the real fruits than the supplements is that you need to chew them and digest them. Well, of course you do. That doesn’t mean it’s a down side.

Eating the real fruits can give you not only your daily nutritional needs. They also provide fiber for you which are also very essential to your body. People who have very low intake for fiber are more prone to get sick. At least I know that I do. But sometimes it’s too much to eat all the fruits you need in a day. A blender like this one at home helps me in that problem. In just a few spins, I get great fruit and even vegetable shakes that I can just gulp down in seconds. It’s a good thing anyone can now make shortcuts in eating.

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Kids, Crafts, And Safety http://www.superactivemommy.com/2017/04/02/kids-crafts-and-safety/ Sun, 02 Apr 2017 16:22:47 +0000 http://www.superactivemommy.com/?p=3480
Children love to color, build, or assemble things. That is the reason why they always look at you when you make crafts or poke their heads in your craft room. They are naturally curious making them the perfect student for craft making. However, some parents think that crafts making may be dangerous for kids. The truth is it is only dangerous if they are not monitored well, or the equipments they are handling are unsafe.

Let Them In

Kids should not be prohibited from entering the crafts room. They want to know what you do there, and they want to join the activity. When you inhibit their access to the room, they will only try to go inside. Besides, if you leave them on their lonesome while you are busily making your crafts, they may swallow or trip over some things.

Create A Safe Environment

If you are scared to let your child inside the crafts room because of the sharp scissors and the like, then learn to store it properly. You have to discipline yourself and not your child in this scenario. Utility knives and other pointed materials should be kept out of reach, while paints that may contain harmful substances should be stored inside drawers and cabinets with locks.

Give Your Kids Their Own Workplace

Designate an area where your children can do their own crafts. It should be of the right size and height to make it safer and functional. The flooring should be child-friendly to prevent slipping or accidents. Aside from that, give them their own storage and instruct them that the only things they can touch are the ones inside the cabinet.

Kid-Friendly Materials and Crafts

Do not let your kids handle something not age-appropriate as this can be detrimental to their health and safety. Instead, buy materials made for them like crayons, colored papers, clays, and so much more. You can buy kid-friendly scissors to maintain safety.
Children who are exposed to crafts will learn a lot and improve their motor skills faster. While some materials for making crafts tend to be harmful, there are still a lot of safe alternatives you can use. Do not hinder them from this type of activity just because you are too afraid because you will also affect their development and abilities.

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Exercise Safely For Summer http://www.superactivemommy.com/2017/03/15/exercise-safely-for-summer/ Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:18:28 +0000 http://www.superactivemommy.com/?p=3477
Summer is all about fun in the sun, drinking your favorite smoothies, and showing off your beach body. The latter is a hard to come by, but not entirely impossible. To get a toned body this summer, you need to sweat it out. However, the heat of the sun and high temperature can cause serious heat exhaustion, dehydration, or heatstroke when exercising. That is why you have to be vigilant and follow these steps to prevent it while still getting that drool worthy body.

Get The Right Workout Gear

  • Spandex top, skin tight, and dry fit clothes are not recommended for this season. It will prevent you from breathing correctly, and it will not absorb your sweat properly.
  • It is highly advisable to wear breathable and loose clothing because it allows for cooling and ventilation. Opt for cotton wear to be more comfortable.
  • Light colored clothing is best for summertime or when the sun is high because dark ones can easily attract heat.
  • Bring a towel or wear a wristband to get rid of that sticky sweat.
  • Always bring a change of clothes.

Drink Water and Juices

  • Whether it is summertime or not, it is essential to re-hydrate, especially when exercising. Purchase good water bottles and bring it with you at all times. It will help you refuel, allowing you to do more exercises.
  • You should drink before, during, and after exercise to prevent dehydration.
  • It is preferable to take non-caffeinated drinks when exercising. Coffee is not bad for your exercise regimen; however, it is not good for you either. It will not affect you speed, agility and strength. Whereas water will speed up your metabolism which improves your digestion and make you lose weight.

Overexertion

Some tend to overexert when exercising. When dizziness, headache, nausea, and extreme thirst are experienced, immediately stop what you are doing. Find a cool area where you can rest, re-hydrate, and see how it turns out. If you are still feeling faint, then seek medical attention.

Exercise can make you healthy and strong whatever the season may be. However, if you do not take care of yourself and fail to re-hydrate, it may be the last exercise that you can do. Dehydration and heatstroke is very dangerous so this should not be taken lightly, especially when doing a rigorous workout.

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It’s All About The Timepiece http://www.superactivemommy.com/2017/03/02/its-all-about-the-timepiece/ Thu, 02 Mar 2017 17:13:46 +0000 http://www.superactivemommy.com/?p=3474
A vibrant watch can immediately perk up your boring outfit. It is also a statement piece, used to show your status in life, tells people about your personality, and most importantly inform you about the time. Some people may argue about the use of a wrist watch since they can simply check their phones or tablets to take note of the time, but at the end of the day, nothing beats a classic timepiece.

1. Tips On Buying A Watch

  • Set a Budget- Watches can go anywhere from a couple of bucks to a million dollars. Know your limitations and start looking from there.
  • Know Your Lifestyle- People who loves to go for adventure should get a sport watch. Businessmen or those who often dress in preppy outfits should go for a silver or classic watch. The rest can try casual, colorful, or quirky watches depending on their personality.
  • Buy it for you- The watch is for you so do not buy it just for the sake of it, or because you were talked into it by a friend or salesman.
  • Research- There is a wealth of information about watches just waiting for you. Research first and read the reviews so you know you are buying something good.

2. Cheap Vs. Luxury Watches

  • Cheap watches are a dime a dozen, meaning you can get lots of it for a small price. This is a good bargain, especially for people who are into fashion, or those who are trying to save money. However, because the parts are also cheap, the quality is compromised.
  • Luxury watches are bought using your whole salary, sometimes even 5 to 6 of it depending on how much you earn. The good thing about it is you never have to replace it since it will last you a lifetime.

3. Beware of the Knock-off

  • If you think you are saving money by buying a cheap-ass Rolex watch, then you are greatly mistaken. There are a lot of knock-offs out there, whether they are sold in the internet or a store. To ensure that you are not buying a fake, look for a certification, or better yet just buy from the store of the brand itself.

Watches are essential and should be worn every day. Time is ticking away, and each day you are running out of it to do the things you want. By wearing a watch, you can seize the day and use your time wisely. Watches are made not only because of fashion, but to tell you the importance of time and how you should spend it.

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Look Good and Feel Good With the Derma Roller System http://www.superactivemommy.com/2017/02/26/look-good-and-feel-good-with-the-derma-roller-system/ Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:58:31 +0000 http://www.superactivemommy.com/?p=3506
Year in and year out, we are introduced to a variety of beauty products that promise the moon and the sky. There are those that claim to help you look young in less than a week, while others claim to reverse the signs of aging after just a couple of days. These products are the reason why I sometimes find it difficult to try out something new. This changed when I got to try the new Derma Roller System.

What is the Derma Roller?

The Derma Roller System is a small handheld device used to solve common skin care problems. It stimulates collagen and elastin, which are essential for the promotion of healthier skin cells in the body. Also called skin roller or microneedle roller, it uses small surgical needles in creating microscopic channels on the skin’s surface. This activates the body’s natural healing process, which is essential in regenerating and creating healthier skin cells.

What the Derma Roller System Can Do For You

The biggest reason why I was excited to try out the derma roller was what I found out about it. This small but extremely powerful handheld device has a lot of benefits:

  • It takes away old collagen fibers and produces new collagen and elastin.
  • It has good exfoliating capabilities, so it is effective for clearing pores.
  • It reduces wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, large pores, lines, and cellulite, among many others.
  • It also helps reduce hair loss and thinning.
  • It is not damaging to the skin.

With these in mind, I decided to finally take the plunge and dry the derma roller System.

What I Found Out (My Review)

The first thought I had before the procedure started was, “Will I have holes on my face?” It was a legitimate question because I focused on the word “needling”. There will be needles on my face. However, that was not the case. I mean, I did not have holes on my face after the procedure. The holes actually slowly closed up after a few hours.

And no, I felt no pain. Well, nothing that I could not handle. There was a prickling sensation at the start, but I gradually got used to it.

At the end of the session, I felt new. Or rather, my skin felt new. Sounds cliché, but there really is no other way to describe how it was. I did not expect a miracle overnight, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that after only several days of use, I could see some improvements. After about four weeks (five or six weeks for some), my skin looked younger and more radiant. I was told by friends that six months of continuous use will lessen the scars, wrinkles, and lines significantly. Of course, for best results, I used the 1.5 needles.

The only thing that was uncomfortable for me was the swelling that came right after the procedure. But it didn’t last that long and the result was worth it.

If you want to try the new DermaRoller System, check out http://www.dermarollersystem.com, where you will also find information about how and where to order.

Look good and feel good. Try the DermaRoller like I did!

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A Girl’s Guide To Makeup http://www.superactivemommy.com/2017/02/24/a-girls-guide-to-makeup/ Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:09:14 +0000 http://www.superactivemommy.com/?p=3468
In today’s world, how you present yourself matters a lot. People will not take you seriously if you look like you just rolled out of bed, not to mention you will scare your customers and colleagues if you look like you are having your last day on earth because you are so pale. This is why a lot of products are surfacing to improve a person’s aesthetic. Makeup’s help you look healthy, presentable, and chic. If you are new to makeup, or you just want to try it out, then look below for some helpful advice.

Makeup Tools

  • Brush- There are literally hundreds of makeup tools you can buy for every part of your face and body, but having a reliable brush will take you places because it will help you apply your makeup properly.
  • Eyelash Curler- The more awake you look, the better. The eyelash curler enhances your lashes to make you look ready for anything whether it is coffee with the girls, or ramping on the catwalk.
  • Sponge- To make your application even and flawless, this is definitely a must.

Makeup On A Budget

  • Times are hard so you must be wise, buy makeup when there is a huge sale to save tremendous amount of cash.
  • Not sure if the makeup is right for you? Get a sample or a free do-over.
  • Sometimes your favorite makeup brand or store will give you nice gifts and bonuses for your loyalty. Take advantage of that and see how much you can save.

Right Application and Maintenance

  • Know your skin type and skin tone to determine the right type of products you can buy.
  • Wash your face before application for a smoother and nicer finish and to preserve your brush and other makeup tools as well.
  • Do not share your makeup tools with your friends, especially if they have a skin breakout.
  • Wash your brushes and other tools once a month to be able to reuse it.

Like diamonds, makeups are a girl’s best friend. It makes you look cleaner, well put together, and desirable in front of other people. When buying makeup, you must ensure that it is of the highest quality and garnered a lot of positive reviews. You do not want to look like a clown or a moon crater because your skin acted out so you should be very careful.

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