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Keep your Diet under Control with these Tips

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Most of us, food lovers, know that sticking to a healthy diet is a hard challenge. However, there are some tricks that we can follow in order to win this battle. Aare you struggling? Keep on reading this article as we guide you through those tips on how to keep your under control.

Be Prepared

Carmencitta Magazine - Keep Your Diet under Control with These Tips3In order to be prepared, you need to have a number of healthy options that are stashed for your grab-and-go convenience. In fact, this tip is able to make a lot of difference in your daily healthy routine.

Moreover, there are a lot of options for this stashed meals thing, for example: a bag of baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, organic almonds, a cheese stick, Greek yogurt, or even a 100-calorie bag of Pop chips. In fact, those options will lower your hunger pangs that will surely lead you to make poor food choices.

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The hardest time to keep tour diet under control, is when you are going out for lunch or dinner. In fact, there is a solution for you; once you decide which restaurant you will be going to, make sure you check out the restaurant’s menu ahead of time, so that you can decide what you are going to eat, and which healthy plate you are going to order. When you do that, you will not be tempted to order those meals that are stacked with calories and bad fats.

Eat Your Veggies

 

Carmencitta Magazine - Keep Your Diet under Control with These Tips2Our mothers were right when they tried to make us eat our veggies before the main course. However, what we did not know is: vegetables are low in calories and able to make us feel full before we dig into our calorie filled main course. Moreover, in order to ace that, do not ruin your salad by adding a creamy sauce. The best dip you can order is a lemon mustard sauce with a small amount of olive oil. Eat slowly, and by the time your main course arrives, you will not be able to eat all of it, and thus less calories.

 

All about vitamins

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A vitamin is scientifically defined as an organic compound and a very important nutrient that a human body needs in specific amounts. Vitamins are usually added to the body through a specific and healthy diet. However, there are people who do not have enough vitamins in their bodies due to a lack in a certain type of food. This is why, keep on reading as we tell you about important types of vitamins and how to obtain them.

Vitamin A

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In fact, this vitamin helps you get a healthy and glowing skin, strong bones and teeth and bones, resistance to infection, a normal growth pattern, and a good eyesight. Moreover, this type can be found in a lot of types of food such as: Fish oils, animal liver, dairy products such as cheese, raw carrots, and dark-green leafy vegetables.

Biotin

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Some of the benefits obtained from Biotin include: work of enzymes that are needed in order to break down your fatty acids in carbs, as well as helping the body getting rid of wastes from breakdown of proteins. Furthermore, you will be able to find this type in: Raw Nuts, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, organ meats, milk, as well as brewer’s yeast.

Vitamin C

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The C kind of vitamins provides you with a healthy skin, strong bones, strong teeth, flexible ligaments, good working blood vessels. In addition, you will have a great immunity to disease; a fast wound healing; as well as a fast absorption of iron from the digestive tract. You will be able to find it in: Citrus types of fruits such as lemon, orange and all the other, as well as fresh fruits and vegetables.

Vitamin D

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Vitamin D is the main reason for you having strong bones, as well as a regulated absorption of calcium and phosphorus from the digestive tract; which makes it an important nutrient. You will find it in fatty fish, liver, eggs, and fortified milk.

 

Yellow Nails: Get Rid Of Them

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Yellow Nails are something that happens with both men and women, but with women mostly. The reason behind this embarrassing situation, is mostly nail polish. Moreover, when it comes to women who did not get yellow nails yet, they can prevent it by simply applying a base transparent nail polish coat before applying their favorite colored nail polish.

However, some women have already got into the dilemma of yellow nails, and do not know how to get rid of them. In fact, there are some home remedies that can lessen the yellowness or take it off completely.

Lemon

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Due to the substances found in lemon, it has become a natural bleaching product. All you have to do is fill half of a container with lemon juice, soak your fingers for 10 to 15 minutes, and with a toothbrush scrub off the yellowness. After you are done, rinse with lukewarm water and moisturize.

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Baking Soda

This is a natural bleacher and exfoliator. Just mix two and a half tablespoons of baking soda with one tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide. After that, with a cotton apply the mixture on your nails and let it stay for 4 minutes, finally rinse with lukewarm water.

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Just as it can whiten your teeth, toothpaste can whiten your nails. Apply a coat on your nails, leave it for 10 minutes, next, take it off with cotton swabs soaked in lukewarm water.

 

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Apple Cider Vinegar

The acid present in vinegar can help reduce the yellowness of your nails. All you have to do is mix a quantity of vinegar with the same quantity of lukewarm water, soak your nails for 20 minutes, and dry with a soft towel.

 

N.B.: it is worth to mention that doing the previously mentioned solutions for one time only, will not give you any benefits. You should do one of them two to three times a week until you get the desired results.

Easily Layer Cut Your Own Hair

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There might be thousands of reasons why you would consider layer cutting your own hair. In fact, you can be out of money, scared that the hairdresser might cut too much from the length of it, or just do not feel like going out of the house. As a result, you decide to go with it, and cut those layers out. This is why, we are here today to tell you how to do it, and guide you through the easy steps of the whole thing.

Wash your hair and condition it

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You need to start with a clean, tangle free hair so that you can have a hair that has even layers. Start by washing it, and add your conditioner afterwards. In fact, if you want to brush it in a more easy way, comb it while you are in the shower and the conditioner is on.

Make a ponytail at the top of your head

The best way you can do that, is by turning your head upside down and using a brush to help you gather all of it. After you are done with the gathering, secure the ponytail at the top with a firm elastic band. In fact, in order to get the best results, make sure that the ponytail is on the top of your scalp, and try to avoid pulling all of it to one side, it should be centered.

Slide the elastic down the length of your hair

After you are done with the hardest part, grab the elastic band and slide it down; if you want short layers, stop sliding the elastic several inches from the tip of your hair. However, if you want longer ones, slide it down until it’s about one inch from the end of the ponytail.

Cut off the end of your hair

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Use scissors that have a good brand in order to chop off the section that’s sticking out from the ponytail. Moreover, do not cut at an angle, because the layers will look uneven. Make sure you hold the scissors horizontally and cut straight across.

Thinning hair prevention

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“As we age, overall hair density changes and individual strands become finer,” says dermatologist Doris J. Day. This is not a problem only aged women encounter. Today, with pollution, malnutrition, junk food, stress, and many other reasons, women and men are facing the problem of falling and thinning hair. However, there are some remedies that help you prevent it, or make it less occurring.

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In fact, our hair needs proteins, iron, zinc, and vitamins. Those mentioned nutrients are found in meat, fish, nuts, greens, and beans. Make sure to include them in every meal during the day, and months later, you will find that your hair has become stronger and less prone to falling.

Carmencitta magazine - thinning hair 2Massage while you shower

 Whenever you are applying shampoo on your head, try to massage it as much as you can. Since massage helps the blood flow to reach your scalp as well as making it easy for your shampoo to penetrate. Moreover, use a shampoo that aims to repair damaged and thinning hair.

 

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Hot irons and hair dryers are the main reason why your hair keeps on breaking and thinning. As a solution, try to lessen those two styling ways and dry your hair with a towel or let it air dry.

Laser treatments

Laser treatments have shown a great success in regenerating the hair base. In a recent study, scientists have said that after 26 weeks of laser treatments, they saw an increase in hair density.

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Do not over stress

Try as much as you can to not stress! Just breathe, take it easily, and take out the stress built in. yoga classes can help you get rid of the stress you face every day.

Take care of your blood

It may seem awkward, but hair growth is tied up to kidneys and blood. If you have an under the average percentage of any part of your blood, try to enhance it with compatible medicine.

 

5 make up tricks nobody told you about

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Good news! You do not have to be a professional makeup artist in order to have a flawless face with perfect makeup! All you need is some basic knowledge and extra tips and tricks. Moreover, you do not have to spend hours doing your morning makeup routine. In fact, once we tell you about the makeup tricks nobody told you about, you will see how makeup can accentuate your features, and how fun it can be!

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Keep a plastic spoon near you

Yes! A plastic spoon! If you are one of the ladies who are not good in applying mascara, put a plastic spoon under your bottom lash line, and this is how you will not smudge your under eyes, ruining the concealer you have already applied.

Do not blush your face before knowing its type

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Blush is a great tool that accentuates your cheek bones and contours your face. In order to have the perfect blush application, get to know your face shape for better results.

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Scotch tape is a must

You see all the “cat eyes” eyeliner applications, and you have no idea how to do it! Put a piece of scotch tape on the side of your eyes, with an inclination that depends on how high you want your eyeliner to be. This way, you will have a perfect look with a better eye definition.

Eye Highlights trick

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Where you apply eye highlights has a big effect on how gorgeous your eyes will look. In fact, eye highlights should only be applied on your eye corner, under your brow bone, and on the middle of your eye crease.

Carmencitta Magazine - Make up tricks 6Use eye drops

Not for your eyes, but for the dry mascara. In fact, a dry mascara can cause lumps on your lashes, which is not a good thing. Eye drops help softening your mascara making it look like a new one!

 

Gel Manicures; what you need to know

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There is nothing worse than when you are about to leave a nail salon, and you get a dent on your nail when you are reaching for your wallet to pay the fees.

Nail dents are one of the reasons why most women are getting gel manicures;

they dry fast, leave no dents, and last for a long time (about 2 to 3 weeks). At first, we are all devoted followers for this trend. However, when we learn more about it, we might want to think about cutting off our use for gel manicure. Here is what you need to know about them:

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Manicures, whether gel or regular, can weaken your nails. In fact, regular visits to nail salons can dehydrate your nails, kill your cuticles, and weaken your nail beds. This is why, nail experts say that you need to leave your nails with nothing but dehydration, so that they can breathe and let the oxygen come in. this process will help them rejuvenate.

Picking at the gel manicures will do nothing but harm your nails

Carmencitta-Magazine-Gel-Manicures-3.When the gel begins to lift, you might get the urge to remove it. In fact, when you remove them, you might be causing water to come in, which can cause bacteria to accumulate, and most of them times, fungus to appear. In addition, most women do not know that when you remove the gel, you are removing a layer of your nail, which is the number 1 cause of nail weakening.

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Gel’s soaking-off process is the most harmful

When you manicure starts to fade, you will need to visit the salon for another gel appointment. Over there, they will take off the gel and apply new ones. In fact, the method they use to take it off is the most harmful since soaking you nails in acetone for more than 15 minutes is toxic.

 

Reasons why you should stop biting your nails

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Onychophagia, or nail biting, is a bad habit that has reached many people who belong to all age groups. Psychologists have come up with many reasons why people bite their nails. However, the most common reason stress. In fact, many people feel like by biting their nails, they would release all the stress that is trapped inside their bodies.

Studies showed that 30 percent of children, 45 percent of teenagers, 25 percent of young adults, and 5 percent of older adults bite their nails. Many of them do not know the dangerous effects that result from biting their nails.

Bacteria that may cause diseases

Nails are the most loved place by bacteria. In fact, some dangerous infections such as Salmonella and E. coli can be trapped under the tips of your nails. When you bite your nails, those bacteria easily transfer to your mouth, then to the rest of your body. Not to mention all the other infections that get caught in your nails.

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Nail Infection

Almost 90% of nail biters are prone to develop an infection called paronychia, this is a skin infection that develops on the skin that is around your nails. If you keep on biting them this bacteria can develop, leading to swelling, redness, and pus around your nails.

Biting your nails can also affect your teeth

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“A study published this year found that people who chronically bite their nails report significantly higher quality of life impairment than those who do not.

The level of impairment rises with time spent on nail biting, the number of involved fingernails and those who report visible nail abnormalities. Tension when trying to resist nail biting, suffering due to nail biting or nail-eating behavior also negatively influenced quality of life.”

Get Rid Of Sun Spots and Freckles

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2018It’s summer, and you are back from a vacation at the beach. You used sunscreen regularly but your skin seems to be tired and full of spots and freckles. Do not worry, as we found for you ways to get rid of those nasty spots.

Do something, quickly!

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Our skin cells have memory. This is why, the longer you sit without doing anything to deal with the spots, the more they will stay on your skin, and the harder it will be for you to get rid of them. Visit a skin specialist and ask for a solution.

Cut down on home remedies

You may find it hard to believe, but continuous of facial scrubs and home micro needling may cause the skin cells to take more time before they disappear. Put all those remedies on hold so that you can prevent skin inflammation or any bad side effects.

Keep your skin cooled

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Avoid, as much as you can, overheating your skin. We suggest that you stay away from any outdoor activities, any long stays in the sun, in addition to saunas and hot steam showers. Moreover, doing that, will prevent the raise of the internal temperature of your skin. However, if you do all that, and your skin still turns red, use a gel based face mask because it helps cooling down your skin temperature.

Always use sunscreen

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Even if you don’t plan on going out, a sunscreen helps preventing skin inflammation and keeping your skin at its supposed to be temperature. Furthermore, using vitamin C based capsules or gel may help you get rid of the redness of the skin. In addition, vitamin A helps the acceleration of the skin renovation process and helps your skin bring out evenly pigmented cells to the surface.

Best Hair Color Based on Your Skin Tone

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25Nowadays, we are witnessing a fast change when it comes to hair trends. In fact, women are adventuring and going crazy with hair coloring and hair designing. However, not every color suits every skin tone, and each skin type and tone, has a specific hair color that suits it the best. Thinking of having a change? You want to dye your hair but do not know which hair color suits you the most? Keep on reading this article.

For A Deep Skin Tone

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In the matter of fact, most of the people who have a deep skin tone, usually have dark brown eyes. Moreover, when it comes to outfit colors, your skin looks as pretty as it possibly can when you are wearing hue colors such as green or royal purple. However, when it comes to hair color, almost every color goes right with your skin, including red, and blond.

For A Warm Skin Tone

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 Warm skin tones are accompanied by green, hazel, amber, or warm brown eyes. In fact, your skin looks at its healthiest in off-white or beige shirts. Moreover, when it comes to hair color, the color tat suits you the most is the light chocolate, or light brown with a bit of blond highlights.

For A Fair Skin Tone

 

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“The lighter your skin tone, the paler you can go with your hair,” says celebrity colorist Rita Hazan, who works with Jessica Simpson. This is why, when you have a fair skin, you can go for any blond hair color that you want, and they will all suit you.

OLIVE SKIN

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This sultry skin type consists of a deep, rich brown, or an earthy color. “Add some strategically placed highlights in a subtle gold or honey if you want to create depth,” suggests Robinson. Moreover, in order to balance try to add some toasty hues like chestnut brown, auburn, and cinnamon. Ebony brown, mocha, and violet-based colors will enhance the natural warmth of tones like Kim Kardashian’s.

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