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How To Get Rid Of Blackheads Fast (On Nose, Chin & Ears)

The blackhead. So tiny yet so very detrimental to the appearance of good skin. Blackheads appear because of a variety of factors, including age, skin hygiene, and stress. Blackheads are commonly caused by a buildup of skin cells Makeup and other debris in the pores of the face, primarily in the t-zone. These can show up most commonly on your nose, chin, ears, back and other parts of the body.

This debris is trapped under the oils produced by the face, and they oxidize turning black. This gives the blackhead Signature appearance. They are easy to get, but tricky to get rid of. Fortunately, recent studies have given us effective methods to get rid of blackheads quickly and painlessly. Here are five simple steps to get rid of blackheads on your nose, chin, ears quickly and effectively:

Keep Your Face Clean! A face clean of dead skin cells and debris is less likely to develop blackheads. This doesn’t mean that you should scrub your face vigorously multiple times a day. Dermatologists recommend that you wash your face with mild soap twice a day at the most.  It is important not to over wash your face as this can stimulate the production of sebum, or the facial oil that can cause blackheads to appear. Make sure that you also thoroughly clean your face after wearing makeup, so as not to wear any to bed. This can cause makeup particles to seep into your pores, clogging them further.

Most Cleansers on the market today are very harsh. However you can find more natural alternative at farmer’s markets, organic boutiques and made by large natural skin product companies like LUSH.

Gently Exfoliate Exfoliation should be an important part of any beauty regime. It promotes new cell growth, clears away dirt and debris, and helps stimulate collagen build up to prevent the appearance of premature age lines.  With regards to blackheads, It helps keep clogged pores open wide so that oxygen can get into the deeper parts of the pore, eliminating the safe environment for bacteria to thrive.

Many over-the-counter scrubs are considered too harsh by dermatological standards to be effective for weekly use. You can create your own mild scrubbing agents by using at-home ingredients. For instance, you can choose any coarse powdered substance in your kitchen pantry to create the base for a good scrub. Sugar, Cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, even baking powder are all considered great scrubbing agents that have benefits for your skin. Add a lubricating ingredient to the coarse scrubbing ingredient like olive oil, milk, buttermilk, or coconut oil and you have a complete facial scrub. Be sure to apply your scrub to a clean face in circular motions, being careful not to damage your skin.

Keep Your Pillow Case Fresh The last thing you want after making sure that your face is clean and exfoliated is to put it on a dirty pillow at night. By changing out your pillowcase weekly, you can keep blackheads at bay because you will be eliminating leftover dead skin cells and facial oils that accumulate on your pillowcase.

Steam Cleaning There is a reason that facials are so effective. Aside from employing creams with scrubs and active enzymes, facial procedures use a method of steam cleaning. Applying steam to the face gently and gradually allows the pores to open, making them easier to unclog. It also allows the skin to take in hydration, which can reduce the skin’s natural response to produce oil when dehydrated.  Can’t afford a fancy facial? User your shower to turn your bathroom into a steamy paradise. Make sure to stay in the stream for at least ten minutes for maximum results.

Stop Squeezing! The natural response to an abundance of blackheads for many people is to immediately take their fingers and begins squishing their skin, squeezing and forcing the debris and bacteria out of the pores until the blackheads disappear. In reality, this is probably the most counter-intuitive thing you can do because it can damage your facial tissue. Squeezing blackheads can deposit germs from your fingers into the pores of your face, creating an even more contaminated environment in your skin. When this happens, more than blackheads can emerge. Plus you may also experience sores, whiteheads, or even painful sebaceous cysts underneath the skin. These can all result from manually squeezing blackheads. No matter what kind of acne you are experiencing, squeezing is never the answer.

You now have some great resources at your disposal to get rid of blackhead troubles without ever resorting to squeezing. If your skin must be manually manipulated to eliminate blackheads or other acne, make sure you have a dermatologist do it. This is the only way to ensure that you do not get a skin infection.

How To Get Rid Of Hickeys Fast (In 5 Overnight Steps)

Discovering that you have a hickey on your skin can cause a considerable amount of distress.  Considered unsightly, a hickey or love bite is a painless but often dramatic blemish caused by suction applied to the skin. This suction breaks the capillaries underneath the surface of the skin, causing a superficial bruise. Left untreated, a hickey to take a week or more to heal.

Despite the fact that many kinds of activity can cause hickeys, such as a therapeutic massage treatment known as cupping, many people associated with intimate activity. This can be embarrassing if the hickey is not located in a place where it can be concealed with makeup or hidden by clothing.  Luckily, there are at home remedies you can apply to ensure that it’s a thing of the past as quickly as possible. Here are five overnight steps to get rid of a hickey fast! Read more →

The 10 Best Jump Rope Workout Routines

These 10 jump rope workout routines will get you in shape by improving cardiovascular performance, burning calories, and strengthening muscles.

OUR FAVORITE JUMP ROPE WORKOUT ROUTINES

10-Minute Jump Rope Cardio Routine From Tony Horton Fitness

Tony Horton is an extremely successful trainer who uses interval workouts to burn calories and build muscle. In this video, Tony Horton gives you careful instruction during a 10-minute workout. All you need for this routine is a rope and the willingness to sweat hard. He offers some pretty challenging moves that will improve your performance quickly. Since some exercisers won’t be able to keep up with these challenging moves, Horton offers alternatives. This makes it possible for beginners to slowly improve their abilities until they have the strength and cardiovascular health to keep up with every exercise in the routine. Read more →

The 10 Best Chest Workouts For Mass Building

A great physique is nothing without a balanced chest. You must increase the size and strength of your chest muscles to match the development of your legs, arms, and torso. The top 10 best chest workouts for mass building discussed below show you exactly how to do this. 
1. Muscle Building Chest Video

Despite the somewhat corny name, Six Pack Factory knows what they’re talking about. And their video Muscle Building Chest Video is great for those that want to learn a handful of the best chest exercises for mass building. Fitness model and muscle expert Justin Woltering breaks down two of his favorite chest exercises. These are both geared to helping you get the big chest that you desire as fast as possible at the gym. Read more →

Best Shaving Cream for Men & Women with Sensitive Skin

Men and women with sensitive skin may find that many shaving creams have an abundance of ingredients that irritate their skin. While many shaving creams are not necessary formulated and marketed by skin types, there are products with a minimum level of irritation causing formulas.

For those with sensitive skin, your best bet is to locate formulas with a minimal ingredient list featuring products are natural. While this may be tedious and time consuming, we’ve done the heavy lifting to come up with a great list of products on the market today, plus a bit of added information for you to make informed choices. Read more →

Best Memory Foam Pillow for Side Sleeper Reviews (in 2016)

Having a quality memory foam pillow on which to rest and support your head can mean the difference between a night of deep, restful sleep and a morning of body stiffness, aches, and pains. There are many types of memory foam pillows on the market today for side sleepers and choosing the right one can be a difficult task. We’ve done the work and research for you to come up with this list of the top 10 memory foam pillows for side sleepers for 2016.

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Best Natural Sunscreen For Faces with Sensitive Skin

We all know how important it is to protect ourselves from the sun.  Things like harmful UVA and UVB rays can cause sunburns, sun spots, and even lead to more serious issues like skin cancer.  Sunscreen is a must when it comes to spending time outside in the sun, but unfortunately, for those of us with sensitive skin, this is an issue.

Many sunscreen formulas can be harsh or irritating to people who have extremely sensitive skin, especially on their face.  Unnatural ingredients, toxins, and other things can be in the formula of sunscreen and these can cause rashes, dry skin, and clogged pores.  You can break out or even have an allergic reaction if you don’t choose your sunscreen carefully. Read more →

10 Cute Short Love Poems For Her From The Heart

Your girl loves poetry. She may say otherwise, but if a women gets poetry from the man she cares about (that would, in this instance, be you) you can rest assured that she will love it with all her heart.

OUR FAVORITE CUTE SHORT LOVE POEMS FOR HER

Poems about her eyes Love raises in the beautiful heart And your eyes showed me the path To the destination of infinite love -Amitav Radiance The eyes are the windows to the soul. Let your lady know just how much you love starting into her eyes with this poem from hellopoetry.com. If the stars were not so far, Then maybe they would with the brightness of your eyes spar, But even then I doubt that they The beauty of your eyes could mar.-unknown Read more →

10 Cute Short Love Poems For Him From The Heart

It can be difficult to express how much you love your man through verse without seeming corny. Often times poetry can be flowery and full of metaphors. Let’s be clear: there is nothing wrong with an epic poem. The problem many girlfriends, wives, and significant others face when giving poetry is that modern men would rather their poetry be short and sweet. They would rather have a couple cute or funny lines or poetry rather than a book of deep thoughts. Modern men are a product of the twitter phenomenon.  Here are ten cute short love poems for him (two in each category) from the heart and how you can make them your own. Read more →

The 38 Most Inspirational Bible Verses About Life & Strength

It is often difficult to find inspiration, especially when you are feeling down or otherwise struggling in life. Many turn to the bible in these times because of the plethora of verses offered in regards to hard times. Countless inspirational bible verses about life and strength can be found to help inspire you. Read more →

The Top 20 Funniest Movies Of All Time (As of 2017)

Funny movies are box office gold regardless of genre. From romantic comedies to sci-fi spoofs, audiences gravitate to films that spark laughter. While there is an abundance of movies to choose, this list is sure to provide something for everyone.  List criteria includes audience popularity and the opinion of film experts and writers. We have posted our favorite funniest movies of all time as of 2016 below.

THE TOP 20 FUNNIEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME

The Thin Man

William Powell and Myrna Loy star in this 1934 movie as Nick and Nora Charles. Nick Charles is a retired detective who gets pulled backed into a murder investigation to the delight of his wife. The martini drinking Charles solves the case with a cast of quirky characters in tow. Read more →

20 Funny Questions To Ask A Guy And Girl

A great way to start a conversation is with a good question and a great way to get to break the ice with someone is to get them laughing.  A funny question can make a person laugh and feel more comfortable around you while also letting you both get to know each other.  Here are 20 funny questions that you can ask a guy and girl.  Read more →

20 Interesting Topics To Talk About With A Guy Or Girl

When you’re having a conversation with another person, especially of the opposite gender, it can be a little difficult to keep coming up with new topics.  You want to keep the other person engaged, but all you can think to ask is about politics or movies.  Here are 20 interesting topics to talk about with a guy or girl that will ensure no one is bored.

Favorite books from each period of your life. Find out what book was the other person’s favorite in grade school, middle school, high school, and college.  During these significant points in your life, books can help you through difficult changes and help you understand what you’re going through. Read more →

20 Really Good Questions To Ask Your Boyfriend

Your relationship with your boyfriend may have reached the point where you both feel comfortable with each other. These questions you can ask—not all at once of course—to enliven things and have some fun.

OUR FAVORITE QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR BOYFRIEND

How many serious relationships have you been in? This is a good one to ask at the beginning of the relationship. It will give you a sense of his emotional security.

Have you ever had your heart broken? This is another good one. Although few of them will admit, heart break has a very deep and lasting impact on a man. Read more →

20 Really Good Never Have I Ever Questions

20 Really Good Never Have I Ever Questions

Here are 20 good never have I ever questions that can bring life to just about any party.  Maybe you’re just having some friends over for some drinks and a laugh. Asking these questions is sure to get things going.

OUR 20 FAVORITE NEVER HAVE I EVER QUESTIONS

Have you ever gone skinny dipping? It’s worth a try. It may be a bit cold at first, but your body will soon adjust.

Have you ever swum naked in a friend’s pool? If done as prank, you should keep it close hold. If done with your friend, it should come at the end of festive night. Read more →

20 Cool and Cute Nicknames For Guys

Nicknames are sometimes seen as ways of teasing people. But they are really expressions of endearment and affection. Here are 20 cute and cool nicknames for guys. You may want to try them on the some of the men in your life.

OUR FAVORITE COOL AND CUTE NICKNAMES FOR GUYS

Sponge This is a great name for a guy who seems to soak up any and all information given to him. It is also good for one of those guys who take on every task with alacrity and gets it done to perfection.

The Postman When he knows how to deliver—whether it be a favor to you or his promises to others or even the right joke at the right time.

Choir Boy This nickname should be reserved for those guys who always seem always good and dutiful. If the guy has never put one foot in the wrong direction, then this is a great name for him. Read more →

10 Really Sweet And Cute Things To Say To Your Boyfriend

Let’s face it: nobody’s perfect. Even the world’s greatest girlfriend needs tips on making her boyfriend happy every now and again. This is because daily life can have a dampening effect on passion and romance. A lack of passion can be the end of even the strongest relationships, so it is important to find ways to keep affection alive. One way to do this is with constant communication.

Here are 10 really sweet and cute things to say to you boyfriend in order to keep the communication open and the passion burning bright in your relationship.

10 SWEET AND CUTE THINGS TO SAY TO YOUR BOYFRIEND

1. I need you. It is human nature to want to feel useful. This is because we like having purpose and a place in the lives of those we care for. Your boyfriend feels the same way. Letting him know that having him in your life is considered a necessity can make a man feel incredibly special. Keep in mind that this is not needy. Neediness is considered a negative personality trait because it is an over-dependence on other people or things. Often people confuse need for neediness and neglect to tell those they care about that they are truly needed. Read more →

10 Really Sweet and Cute Things To Say To Your Girlfriend

Sometimes the best couples need no words to communicate. That strong bond that allows two people to connect non verbally is incredibly rare and wonderful. That being said, sometimes your girlfriend needs to hear something sweet and cute after a long day.

It may seem as if you need to be a poet laureate to craft the right words to melt your lady’s heart, but it isn’t as difficult as it may seem. There is a trick to saying cute and sweet things that are from the heart. Here are ten really cute and sweet things to say to your girlfriend and why they are so effective. Read more →

20 Really Funny Newlywed Game Questions

In this day and age with social media and smartphones providing information at the touch of a finger it is easy to think that you know everything there is to know about your partner by the time you marry them.

Luckily this is not the case. Test your knowledge and see just how well you truly know your new spouse with a modern twist on the newlywed game. Based on the popular American game show of the same name, the newlywed game is played in teams of two. For obvious reasons these teams are preferably newlywed couples.

Each couple is asked the same questions about one of the people in their relationship. Both people answer the question separately. If they each provide the same answer the couple earns a point. The couple with the most points at the end of each round is considered the winner. You can also earn bragging rights as the most connected couple in your social circle while getting to know each other at the same time. Here are 20 really funny newlywed game questions to ask in order to truly find out how well you know each other!

OUR FAVORITE NEWLYWED GAME QUESTIONS

  1. If your father in law was an animal which animal would he be?

This is a great warm up question. It gets everybody giggling and set the tone. It also gives you an opportunity to understand how your spouse sees your parents.

  1. What color is your spouses underwear today?

As newlyweds, odds are you probably cannot get enough of each other. Show your spouse that you pay attention to the little things with this racy question.

  1. Describe your wedding night using only the titles of popular cocktails.

(example: sex on the beach, car bomb, fuzzy navel etc.)

  1. Which one of your spouses siblings is their favorite?

Stir up some friendly sibling rivalry with this fun question.

  1. Which song is your wifes favorite song to dance to?

A correct answer to this question will tell your wife just how much you like her moves, on and off the dance floor.

  1. Name your husbands last three girlfriends.

Give your husband a little something to sweat about by showing him you paid attention to all the girls that came before you.

  1. If your spouse was a child, what would you take away to punish them if they misbehave?

This cute question is all about knowing what your spouse likes and what they don’t like. Let them know just what you would do to them if they dare to misbehave.

  1. Which meal that you cook is your spouses favorite?

Show your husband or wife a little love in the kitchen by telling them just how much you appreciate their cooking.

  1. What time of day did you go on your first date?

Remembering your first date is crucial to keeping the flame alive. Ace this question and let your spouse know just how special that very first meeting was.

    10. What is your spouses ring size?

It wasn’t that long ago that you put a ring on it. Surely you remember what size that ring was.

    11. What is your wifes favorite guilty pleasure activity?

This question and answer are sure to make your wife blush and the rest of the room chuckle in delight.

12.What was the subject of your very first fight?

It may have seemed like a big deal at the time, but usually couples share a good laugh over the trivial things they initially fought over.

13.What is your spouses favorite position?

Letting your spouse know that you pay attention to their likes and dislikes in the bedroom will surely bring you some brownie points.

14.How many wedding dresses did your wife try on before she found the one?

Often the most difficult part of planning a wedding, the right wedding dress is something that was important to her and by letting her know you remember what she went through to find it will make her feel special.

15.Describe your husband bachelor party using only famous movie titles.

The Hangover.  The Night of the Living Dead.  The Exorcism.

16.Which one of your wife’s friends could you count on to bail her out of jail no questions asked?

This may be funny now, but it’s important to know which of your wife’s friends will be there for her.

17.Who is your husband celebrity crush?
18.What is your wifes bra size?
19.Name three things that are always in your wifes purse.

Many women’s personalities can be accurately described by the contents of her purse.

20.Does your wife think that you are a good dancer?

People who are good dancers are often great in other arenas is well. Hint hint: we’re talking about the bedroom.