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If you have dry skin, brittle nails, damaged hair, or one of a dozen other conditions, then you need special beauty care methods to cope with them. These tips on beauty care remedies for common beauty problems can improve your skin, hair, and nails, helping your natural beauty to shine through.

Problem Hair Care

Damaged, dry hair is one of the most common beauty problems out there. The things that women often do to their hair in the name of beautiful are often the very things that damage and destroy their hair’s beauty. Coloring, ironing, bleaching, and curling all damage the hair, but most women will not give them up.

To deal with damaged hair, you have to be very careful with your choice of conditioner. Find one with quinoa protein or keratin. They will repair damaged and split strands of hair, and make your whole head of hair stronger. Be sure to apply your conditioner the right way. The ends of your hairs have taken the most damage, and are the most vulnerable to further damage. The hair close to your scalp, however, is newly grown and strong. Using conditioner there is unnecessary, and it just weighs your hair down, making it greasy and flat. Scrubbing your hair there more than you need to just starts the damage early. Instead, apply the conditioner at about ear level and work it down from there.

Blow-dryers cause more hair damage than almost anything else. Try to blow dry your hair no more than is absolutely necessary. When you do use it, keep the dryer always in motion, so that the heat doesn’t build up too much, damaging your hair. Never hold the dryer closer than six inches.

Nourish your hair by working coconut oil into your hair twice every week. This will make it stronger and healthier.

Problem Skin Care

If you suffer from acne and oily skin, then you should wash your face two to three times per day with lukewarm, not hot, water. Use an oil-based cleanser on your face in the morning to pull the oil out of your pores. Use an oil-free moisturizer. Never use harsh soap. Only use water-based makeup.

On the other hand, if you have dry skin, then you must use a mild cleanser each morning. After the cleanser, massage moisturizer into your face. The massage is as important as the moisturizer. It will stimulate your circulation and improve the texture of your skin. Never take hot showers, because they will dry out your skin even more. Avoid harsh cleansing products. Use a nourishing cream each night before you go to bed.

If you have patches of oily skin and patches of dry skin, you need something that will help both problems without aggravating either one. Clean your face once in the morning and once in the evening to get rid of the oil, but not more often, or your dry patches will get worse. Use the mildest cleansers. Use oil-free moisturizers on your dry patches. You should also be careful to use only oil-free sunscreen.

Problem Nail Care

In general, if your nails are constantly splitting and chipping, then the culprit is your diet. Proper nail care requires a balanced, healthy diet. Eat plenty of protein and foods with vitamins B, D, and E. Eating a small handful of almonds every day will do wonders for your nails.

If you have problem nails, wear gloves when you wash the dishes to protect them from the cleaning chemicals. Try not to use nail polish unless you absolutely have to, as it softens your nails. Never use nail files to remove stubborn nail polish or other stains. This will damage your nails even worse than nail polish remover. Instead, try soaking your nails in a bowl of lemon juice and water. Soak your nails in olive oil every day for 15 minutes if you have brittle nails. This will make them strong and healthy looking.

Even if you suffer from problems with your hair, skin, and nails, you can still look beautiful without very much effort. Just following a few simple, short daily routines will let you manage just about any problem.

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Routine Foot Care: Footwear Fundamentals

Proper footwear is essential for farmers – in fact, your shoes are one of the most fundamental bits of gear that you’ll buy for this job. As such, it’s important to think carefully about which footwear you choose. These are, after all,  the boots that you spend most of your waking hours wearing.

Not all work boots are created equal, but it’s also easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of options out there these days. So what are the most important factors to consider when choosing a work boot?

  • You’ll be standing, crouching, and walking in these boots for hours at a time, so they need to feel comfortable and provide both arch and ankle support. You can also add sole inserts for extra support if you need to.
  • To prevent injury, you need boots with plenty of traction so that you won’t fall down in wet conditions. You might also want to buy boots with toe protection, such as a steel toe, depending on the type of farming you’re doing; but keep in mind that steel-toed boots are rigid and not as comfortable.
  • Leather is a go-to material for work boots – it’s natural, reliable, durable, and breathable. It also molds to your foot with wear, which leads to a customized fit over time. If you decide to go synthetic, make sure the material is breathable and durable.
  • Farming in wet conditions is unavoidable at times, so waterproofing is a must. Keeping your feet dry isn’t just a matter of comfort, either. Moisture leads to blisters, fungus and other issues.
  • Not all waterproof linings are created equal. Look for boots that have a breathable lining material, such as Gore-tex, Dry-lex or Keen Dry, so your feet stay dry and comfy. Some materials are also antimicrobial, which helps prevent odor.
  • A great pair of work boots will likely come with a pretty price tag. But the better quality boots you invest in, the longer they’ll last.
  • A second pair. You should, ideally, have a second pair of work boots so that you’re not wearing the exact same pair every day.
  • Don’t forget the socks. It’s not all about your boots, believe it or not! You should also wear high-quality socks. Go for thick, soft performance socks made from natural fibers, such as merino wool, which will help keep your feet dry and prevent blisters.
Maintaining Your Boots

Buying a great pair of boots is step one. Maintaining your boots is step two. Fortunately, it’s not difficult to protect your boots from damage and keep them in tip-top shape.

First, make sure to clean your boots regularly. Yes, they will get ridiculously muddy and dirty, but dirt and mud can damage leather over time, so give them a good cleaning when possible.

Also, dry your boots out properly when they get wet. Stuff them with newspaper or another absorbent material, or invest in a boot dryer.

And lastly, don’t forget to condition your boots occasionally, particularly if they’re made of leather.

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