Take Care When Purchasing Skin Lightening Products

The cosmetics world is full of myths and urban legends about strange, disturbing and even dangerous substances that have been included in beauty products such as makeup and skin lotions including skin lighteners. Unfortunately, some of those rumors may be truer than you think.

A recent FDA investigation into heavy metals, chemicals, bacteria and other types of unwanted substances in skin lightening products, has revealed that your beauty routine could be placing your health at risk.

The research discovered that many imported skin lightening products contain mercury and other heavy metals at toxic levels. This does not produce only a mild risk, but is actually considered to be quite serious. There are cases of mercury contamination, as a result of the use of these products, where people have become quite ill.

Though this was not found in any American-made brands, the dangerous skin lightening products were discovered alongside other problematic formulations in import stores as well as at Middle Eastern, Asian and Latino market places. Many had labels that were exclusively in other languages, such as Chinese and Hindi. Care also needs to be taken when purchasing such products online.

Before using a lightening skin cream, make sure to carefully check its ingredients. This includes looking over the ingredients in the formula that you may currently be using. Checking is especially important if  you’re using an imported product from countries such as Mexico, India, or China, where the regulations regarding ingredients aren’t as strict as they are in the USA and many European countries. Though you should look on the label for the name “mercury”, don’t forget that it could be listed under another word such as: calomel, mercurous chloride, mercurio, or mercuric. Also, make sure that you don’t ever use a product that does not provide an ingredients list.

If you want to be especially certain to avoid these dangerous heavy metals, stick with using a reliable safely formulated product from a well known manufacturer who only uses safe and natural ingredients and who clearly labels their products. This way, you’ll obtain the results that you desire, without having to worry about whether or not hazardous ingredients could cause poisoning. While you always need to be vigilant when choosing a skin lightening product, this is especially true when undertaking any sort of intimate area bleaching such as anal or vaginal bleaching. If you have any questions or concerns, it is always best to consult with a professional medical practitioner first.

Reduce The Tummy Fat

What is belly fat reduction and how does it actually happen?


Lessening or reducing the size of your belly is actually decreasing or shedding of the extra fat from your waist or abdomen area. This is attained mainly by physical exercise, lifestyle improvements, and dieting. It can also be achieved by changing the usual eating habits and there direct connection with emotional equilibrium and positive thinking. Overweight in many people is due to their state of personal dissatisfaction, disappointments, or failure in different aspects of their life.

Listed below are some key elements that should be considered while aiming for some serious belly fat reduction.

1. First you have to determine what is causing the actual fat deposition. It is beneficial for you to know the source of the fat deposited around your waist. You can do your initial analysis based upon this or medical diagnosis can be done as well.

2. Set mini and accurate objectives. If you are looking for sudden drop of 10 to 20 pounds, then you should reconsider it because it can be risky. It is best to dodge distresses and further undesirable emotions about the way you look.

3. Do not force feed yourself with food that you do not like. Eat those that are both healthy and pleasant to you. Pay attention to your personal preferences when choosing which diet to follow.

4. Be optimistic and confident about yourself and the way you look. Never compare yourself with others and also stop setting the models as your idols. Every individual is unique and so are you.

5. Do not believe the advertisements that you see around yourself. They show deceptive and scheming content. The reduction in tummy fat occurs when your whole body loses the weight evenly. You cannot target a specific body part to shape.

6. Record you weight loss and check it weekly. Record your progress and it allows you to identify the work you have done. Keep track of your evolution as it will also make you feel good about it.

7. Reward yourself for the progress that is made every time. Celebrate every accomplishment that you see during your weight loss journey as it will give you emotional support and motivation both. Buy something nice, or go for a massage, get your nails done, go out with a friend, etc.

Following these simple steps will help you incorporate the changes in your lifestyle quickly and effectively. By doing this, you will soon notice the positive changes in your life, which will definitely make you happy. You will feel happy about the way you look and feel.

Fat Burning Techniques – Burn Fat Without Those “Magic Pills”

Healthy FoodLet me ask you an honest question here: Are you bothered with your bulky body?

Why aren’t you doing anything about it?

If you have tried everything already, what made you give up?

You surely have come across several online pitches already trying to sell you numerous different weight loss products and dieting plans, promising to help you reduce a lot of weight in about 7 days or so and they all had many testimonials on their sites from people who have lost all that weight using exactly that promoted weight loss product.

While I can not vouch for the efficacy of most of these programs, I would like to take some time today to discuss the basic steps that are sure to help you a great deal on your quest to a slimmer, sexier body.

If you are looking for positive results overnight then I’m sorry to say, it doesn’t work that way and it will never work that way. Doesn’t matter what they all say and there doesn’t exist any dieting pill which would do that either. To gain permanent, positive results, you need a program that is consistent and not a “quick fix” solution.

Here are some of my favorite ways to burn fat without resorting to harmful chemicals or “magic pills”:

Exercising: Following an effective workout program is the key to lose weight for the long term. A weight loss program is incomplete without a proper exercise plan. Some effective workouts for losing weight are:

  • Walking
  • Running
  • Squats
  • Sit ups
  • Lunges
  • Interval training, etc.

Proper diet: It is quite surprising to know eating can help you lose weight, provided you eat the right kind of food. Eatables like whole grain foods and foods with more fiber can help significantly in losing weight. However, you also have to put yourself in to a healthy eating habit which means you should not only eat the right food but also the proper amount of food.

Healthy life: It is very important that you bring about healthy changes in your present life and quit unhealthy habits. Some of these changes would mean:

  • Fixed time to sleep and eat.
  • Proper sleep at night (8-9 hours is good enough).
  • Quit bad habits like smoking and drinking.
  • Eat healthy.
  • Drink enough water, preferably 8-9 glasses per day.

Follow these tips as well as the ones you can find at: http://www.weightlossbesttips.org and believe me, you will be surprised to see the difference in as few as a few weeks time! But don’t cheat! Keep the effort consistent and don’t lose focus.

To boost your results and leverage your efforts, I strongly recommend using the latest in sports and exercising technology to help you shed fat without harmful chemicals or costly equipment.

Video: How To Lose Weight Fast – No Magic Pills!

Using Intense Workout Routines to Torch Calories


Anticipating to burn your calories? Prepare yourself – you are going to need Intense Workout Routines.

As a car burns or uses more fuel when it is speeded up so do the body torch more calories when speeded up. To speed up the body, you need to increase the heart rate (body speedometer) using intense workout routines. The workout routines need to be varied depending on the situations to stay challenging. By doing that, you will keep your heart rate pushing to new high levels enabling you to burn more calories. But before embarking on intense workout routines, you should always consult your doctor on whether your body can handle it. There are some intense workout routines that can make your efforts worthwhile like quick cross-fit series and interval intense workout routines. Below is a full discussion on one of the best intense workout routines –interval workout.

The workout was developed by Michael Banks who is the owner of Body by Banks and a personal trainer in Salt Lake City. The interval workout routine aims at cardio blasting through intense challenges & recovery. The routine uses a treadmill but of course you can add some dumbbells to strengthen the challenges. It includes the following routines:

· Warm up – power walk on the treadmill when the incline is set in a challenging angle. Walk at a speed of around 3 to 3.5 for a good 7 minutes. Ensure you keep your elbows are above your heart, then stop, then get off the treadmill, then finally stretch.

· Sprint – increase the speed of the treadmill after dropping the incline to the base level, then take 30 seconds to sprint hard. Remember you should always aim for 90 percent heart rate limit. For recovery, slow down to 3 and take one minute walk.

· Squats – after the treadmill action, squat with your legs close but apart and your bottom to your rear. While in the same position, jump 15 to 20 times while working your quadriceps.

· Overhead presses – push the weights straight up and perpendicular to your shoulders for 15 to 20 times.

· Sprint – sprint for around 30 seconds when the incline level is at 0 making your heart rate to rise to 80 percent. To recover, do the same one minute walk as before.

· Triceps extensions – perform extensions using the dumbbells like 15 to 20 overhead triceps.

· Pushups – do 15 pushups when the elbows are at 90 degrees, then do 25 pushups with the knees on the ground.

· Sprint – sprint for 1 min, then jog for one and half minutes.

· Jumping jacks – do 15 to 20 jumping jacks, then if possible lift up 20 to 30 pound dumbbells in an overhead position.

· Finale – set the treadmill angle to a challenging one, then walk at a speed of 2 to 3.5 for 30 seconds. For recovery, incline to 1 and walk for one minute at a low speed of 1.9 to 2.0.