Health and Beauty http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/4803/all en-US 5 Habits Science Says Will Make You Smarter http://www.wisebread.com/5-habits-science-says-will-make-you-smarter <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/5-habits-science-says-will-make-you-smarter" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/000060996814.jpg" alt="Family creating habits science says will make them smarter" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>So, you want to be smarter? You're not alone. Most people have moments when they wish they knew more, remembered more, performed better, or could connect ideas faster than the people around them.</p> <p>We tend to believe that a person's level of intelligence is genetic, or at least that it is set early on. However, there are always things that we can do to help our brains work better. After all, that's a huge part of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/14-free-or-cheap-toys-that-will-make-your-kid-smarter">being smart</a>: having a brain that is able to function at the top of its game.</p> <h2>1. Eat Breakfast</h2> <p>Kids who eat breakfast <a href="http://www.ejbss.com/Data/Sites/1/mydata/ejbss-12-1117-breakfastandadolescentperformance.pdf">perform significantly better</a> in school. In fact, they do better than the non-breakfast eaters even when their breakfast isn't particularly healthy, although healthier breakfasts enhance performance even more.</p> <p>The brain needs nutrients to function. After a full night's sleep, even if you overate the night before, your brain needs food. When you skip your breakfast, you miss these nutrients. In addition, the study above also notes that most people don't just get these nutrients later in the day. For many of us, breakfast is our best chance at giving our brain all that it needs to work well.</p> <p>Lots and lots of people don't like breakfast or don't make the time for breakfast. If you're one of these, consider starting with something small and something you really, really enjoy eating. Work your way up to a full breakfast. And if you feel like you can't eat until a bit later in the day, try taking a smoothie with you to work.</p> <h2>2. Exercise</h2> <p>Exercise gives your brain what it needs to <a href="http://fit.webmd.com/teen/move/article/exercise-boosts-brain">grow new neurons</a> which help it store memories and make connections. Exercise helps us think more flexibly and helps office workers raise their productivity. If you can get up to 45 minutes to an hour a day, six days a week, you will put your brain in a good place for optimal functioning.</p> <p>Getting regular exercise is hard. You're tired. You don't have time. You can't afford a gym membership. Whatever your reasoning, though, it's worth overcoming it so that you can get these benefits that make you <em>smarter</em>.</p> <p>Start with something that is simple, like walking. Walk on breaks from work, even if it's just around your office. Or walk in the evenings, if the weather is nice. Take family and friends with you, or catch up on your favorite podcast while you walk. Soon, you will have a habit, and you will be able to notice your brain function improving.</p> <h2>3. Spend Time With Intelligent, Creative People</h2> <p><a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/3004829/harvard-professor-finds-innovative-ideas-spread-flu-heres-how-catch-them">Ideas travel between people,</a> so the more central your position in a group of smart, thoughtful, and creative people, the more interesting news and information you'll be exposed to. A huge part of being smart is connecting ideas in new ways, and to do this you have to hear, see, and experience new and fascinating things.</p> <p>If you feel like your current group of friends isn't quite where you'd like them to be, don't push them away entirely. It may be that they, too, are not being exposed to new things. Instead, find some interesting people and invite them into your group. Think about the guy at work who always seems to be talking about the new book he just read, or the gal at the gym who seems to know everything about exercise science. Learn all you can from them, digest it, and see how it connects to what you already know.</p> <p>Make spending time in these kinds of relationships habitual, and you'll soon see the benefits. Your brain will stretch to hold the new ideas. Then new connections will form, and who knows! Maybe you'll be the one with the next innovative, brilliant thought.</p> <h2>4. Get an Extra Hour of Sleep</h2> <p>People who slept less did up to 40% worse on a cognitive test than people who slept more. Even <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-24444634">an hour of sleep</a> made a significant difference in computerized mental agility tests. So if you want your brain to work well, you need to give it plenty of rest.</p> <p>Seven hours seems to be the magic number for most people. Get at least that much sleep, and you will have enough time in REM sleep for your brain to work well. Get less than that, and you may find that you don't remember things as well, haven't fully processed the previous day, and can't think straight.</p> <p>Getting more sleep is hard for most of us. Sometimes, evenings are the only time you get to relax. Or maybe you're a night owl who struggles to rest before the wee hours. Even if you can only tweak your sleep habits a little bit, it should have a positive effect on the way your brain works.</p> <h2>5. Learn How to Learn</h2> <p>If you did decently well in school, you probably assume that you know how to learn. However, there's almost always room for improvement. For instance, people who learn well tend to spend more time practicing what they are trying to learn than reading about it. They also commit to the long-term process, and find a way to track their efforts, their progress, and what they realize along the way.</p> <p>Part of being smarter involves acquiring new knowledge skills. When you can do this consistently and efficiently, you will find that your cognitive skills continually increase. Make learning well a habit, and you should feel confident that your brain can handle anything thrown its way.</p> <p><em>Do you have any practices that make you smarter? What do you do?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/sarah-winfrey">Sarah Winfrey</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-habits-science-says-will-make-you-smarter">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/tips-for-starting-or-jumpstarting-your-exercise-regimen">Tips For Starting (Or Jumpstarting) Your Exercise Regimen</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/get-a-great-workout-for-free-with-11-simple-moves">Get a Great Workout for Free With 11 Simple Moves</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-to-trick-yourself-into-enjoying-cardio">8 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Enjoying Cardio</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/want-to-keep-your-dispoable-razor-blades-sharp-use-your-arm">Want to Keep Your Disposable Razor Blades Sharp? Use Your Arm</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-cheap-ways-to-lower-your-blood-sugar">13 Natural and Easy Ways to Lower Your Blood Sugar</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Life Hacks Health and Beauty being smarter brain power breakfast exercise learning sleep Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:00:14 +0000 Sarah Winfrey 1502008 at http://www.wisebread.com Get a Great Workout for Free With 11 Simple Moves http://www.wisebread.com/get-a-great-workout-for-free-with-11-simple-moves <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/get-a-great-workout-for-free-with-11-simple-moves" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_running_outside_000043058536.jpg" alt="Woman dropping her gym membership to be healthier" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I belonged to a fitness center for most of 20 years. It was expensive (even with the corporate discount I got through my employer), but I scarcely regret the money. What I regret was the time I wasted trying to get fit that way.</p> <h2>The Modern Fitness Center</h2> <p>There have been gymnasiums going back to the ancient Greeks, but the modern fitness center was invented in the 1970s.</p> <p>It was, to a considerable extent, the creation of a single man: Arthur Jones, the inventor of Nautilus machines. That invention, together with a couple of business practices that he championed, completely changed the economics of the fitness center business.</p> <p>Before, a fitness center owner need to hire skilled trainers. Otherwise, clients wouldn't know where to start (and if they tried to just wing it, would probably hurt themselves). But with a few hours of training, anyone could teach someone how to use a Nautilus machine.</p> <p>All by itself, that made <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-times-a-gym-membership-isnt-worth-it">fitness centers</a> a highly profitable business. It didn't just greatly reduce the cost of staff; it also made it possible to cram a fitness center into a narrow strip-mall storefront (because you no longer needed the large spaces required by free weights, jump ropes, medicine balls, Indian clubs, etc.). On top of that, another of Jones's strategies &mdash; the notion that you should do one set to muscle failure, rather than doing multiple sets &mdash; increased the rate at which members ran through their workouts and departed, making it possible to sell more memberships.</p> <p>Which is all fine, except...</p> <h3>Exercise Isn't <em>Movement</em></h3> <p>Most people exercise, or at least mean to. But really, exercising is a strange thing to do. After all, animals don't exercise. Animals move. People move, too &mdash; they just don't move enough, because they're stuck sitting behind a desk for hours a day, stuck sitting while commuting to and from their desk, and very often sitting during many of their other activities as well &mdash; reading, watching TV, eating meals.</p> <p>Exercise is something people invented as a way to fill that gap &mdash; it's an attempt to cover the bases very efficiently, so as to to fit a week's worth of movement into just a few hours.</p> <p>But trying to replace movement with exercise is simply never going to work. No matter how efficient you (and your fitness center) are, you simply can't get a week's worth of movement in a few hours. What you need &mdash; what your body needs &mdash; is to move more all day, and that movement needs to be much more diverse than what you've probably been getting.</p> <p>For all the nitty-gritty details on why exercise is no substitute for movement, and the physiology of how and why spending hours a day in the same few postures is bad for your body, the best resource I've found is biomechanist Katy Bowman. Her blog <a href="http://www.katysays.com/">Katy Says</a> has five years worth of careful explanations of how your body adapts to the way you use it, and why the adaptations to sitting for 10 hours a day can be reasonably expected to produce all sorts of problems. She also has a great <a href="http://www.restorativeexercise.com/listen/">podcast</a>, and has written <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Katy-Bowman/e/B0057HLJY2/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;qid=1437503742&amp;sr=8-1&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=QSA25YKOW6EZ56DI">several books</a> on the topic. (I suggest starting with <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0989653943/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=0989653943&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=4VZFXYWDLISYVKA4">Move Your DNA</a>.)</p> <h2>Fit More Movement Into Your Day</h2> <p>Most people have spent years figuring out how to minimize movement &mdash; in the name of efficiency, but also because people are lazy. From that perspective, the whole idea of moving more on purpose may seem oddly backward.</p> <p>For example, your office, kitchen, or shop has probably been carefully arranged with an eye toward putting everything you need at hand when and where you need it, and what I'm suggesting amounts to telling you to undo all of that. But the fact is, minimizing movement does all kinds of harm. What you want is almost the opposite: That you fill your day with natural movement.</p> <p>If your goal is to fill your day with movement, the standard advice &mdash; park further away so you can walk, take the stairs instead of the elevator &mdash; is pretty minimalist. It will take more than that.</p> <p>Since I don't know what your day looks like, I can only offer general suggestions, but here's a bunch of ideas.</p> <h3>More Movement for Desk Workers</h3> <p>The first thing to do is to just mix up your sitting position a bit. With a few boxes of different heights, you can improvise workspaces at the right height for sitting differently:</p> <ul> <li>Sit on the floor with one leg tucked (and then the other, and then with both legs stretched out, and then with your legs crossed).<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Kneel on one knee (and then the other)</li> <li>Kneel on both knees<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Squat<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Sit on boxes or stools of various heights</li> </ul> <p>Even if you mix it up, you shouldn't spend all day sitting. Maybe a standing desk (or even a treadmill desk) would be in order, but before resorting to that, try to fit in some standing and walking in simpler ways:</p> <ul> <li>If you need to read a document but don't need to type, try angling your screen so you can read while standing at your regular desk.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Similarly, you can lie down on the floor to read a document, much as you almost certainly did as a teenager.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Take a laptop to the break room, put it on a countertop, and stand while answering email.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>On days it's not too windy, take conference calls while walking outdoors.</li> </ul> <p>I suppose some of those postures would appall an expert in ergonomics, but that's okay. Ergonomics is not the science of keeping you healthy; ergonomics is the science of keeping you at your desk as long as possible. If you want to be healthy, you need to move more. (You don't need to find the posture that lets you sit as long as possible.)</p> <h3>More Movement for Everybody Else</h3> <p>Add movement everywhere.</p> <p>Something like a <a href="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;field-keywords=fitbit&amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;url=search-alias%3Daps&amp;linkId=PBF4NSJPU2TIAN34">FitBit</a> or an Apple watch or a phone running Google Fit is useful, mainly to remind you that all the short bits of movement &mdash; walking to the bathroom or to your boss's office or to a colleague's cubicle &mdash; all count.</p> <p>Unless a medical condition like a joint replacement makes it unsafe, regain the ability to squat. If you can squat on your heels (the way everybody did every day before the invention of the chair), you can put that capability to good use every day. It's a good position for working, for cleaning, for getting things off low shelves, for picking things up off the floor, for weeding your garden.</p> <p>Keep an eye out for things to hang from &mdash; bars, branches, etc. If you can't support your full bodyweight, just bend your knees or lean back and use your arms to support some of your weight, and gradually increase it. The ability to hang by your hands is useful in all sorts of ways besides saving your life if you find yourself unexpectedly in a scene from an action movie.</p> <h2>Movements</h2> <p>If you've been exercising, you've probably already got some specific movements in mind. Even if you haven't been, you've surely seen some lists of tips for fitting more exercise into your day &mdash; lists that almost always begin with walking.</p> <p>Walking is great &mdash; it's arguably the definitional movement for human beings &mdash; and I'll get to it, but I wanted to point out some movements that are even more fundamental than walking. My list of natural movements starts with four that you almost certainly did before you even took your first step: Roll, crawl, squat, and stand.</p> <h3>1. Roll</h3> <p>Lie down on your stomach and (preferably without pushing into the floor with your hands or feet) roll over onto your back. Then (either continuing on the same way or reversing) roll back to your stomach. This will work your core, and remind your vestibular system of a whole range of possibilities that you otherwise scarcely experience except when you're asleep.</p> <h3>2. Crawl</h3> <p>Rediscover how to crawl, both on your hands and knees and your hands and feet. Once you can go forward for more than a few yards, expand your range to include crawling backward and crawling sideways. Once you have those covered, add in supine crawling, where you crawl on your hands and feet while facing upward. (That last seems like an odd posture on flat ground, but try going down a steep incline, especially one where the surface is loose or slippery, and it will instantly seem like an entirely sensible way to move.)</p> <h3>3. Squat</h3> <p>Squat down as low as you can without bringing your heels off the floor, then stand back up. Most people who've spent years sitting in chairs for a large fraction of the day can't squat very low, but the strength and flexibility will return surprisingly quickly if you spend a few minutes each day squatting.</p> <h3>4. Stand</h3> <p>The value of standing as an alternative to sitting burst into the public consciousness a few years ago, with many people switching to standing desks. Of course, filling your day with <em>just</em> standing is as bad for you as filling your day with just sitting &mdash; the point is to move, not to find a different static position. Still, if you always sit and never stand, standing more is a great idea.</p> <h3>5. Walk</h3> <p>Now we get to walking. Walking is the best. Walk as much as you can.</p> <h3>6. Run</h3> <p>Running is a popular form of exercise, although too many people use it as a way to cram their minimum daily requirement of aerobic exercise into the shortest time possible. Abandon that idea. Instead, making running one piece of your movement diet. Run when it's useful &mdash; when you want to get somewhere on foot in a hurry. Run when it's fun &mdash; when you feel like running. If you're running that much, you're probably running enough.</p> <h3>7. Climb</h3> <p>After walking, climbing stairs is a key recommendation for people trying to fit exercise into their day. Climbing stairs is great, but there are so many other things to climb! I suggest you climb them all: Climb hills. Climb ramps. Climb ladders. Climb playground equipment. Climb trees. Climb ropes. Climb boulders. Climb walls. Climb mountains.</p> <h3>8. Balance</h3> <p>Improving your balance is a key way to reduce injuries from falling. Practice standing on one leg. Practice walking on something narrow &mdash; a fallen log, a curb, a rail. If you're not ready for something more challenging, try walking along a painted parking lot line. Once that's easy, lay a 2x4 on the ground and walk along that.</p> <h3>9. Lift and Carry</h3> <p>There are many opportunities to fit lifting and carrying into your day. Instead of the grocery cart, get a grocery basket. Carry your groceries in, carry your trash out, carry your luggage, move furniture. Developing the strength and skills to lift and carry actual things &mdash; landscaping rocks, bundles of firewood &mdash; as opposed to just the strength and skills to lift a barbell or dumbbell &mdash; will stand you in good stead in all sorts of real-world situations.</p> <h3>10. Throw and Catch</h3> <p>You can throw little things like balls and you can throw larger things like sandbags or logs. Besides roundish things, you can throw non-round things like sticks (both cross-wise, so someone can catch it, and lengthwise like a javelin). Throw a frisbee with friends. If you don't have anybody to play catch with, get a rubber ball and bounce it off a wall.</p> <h3>11. Jump</h3> <p>You can jump down, you can jump up, and you can jump across. All are useful sorts of movement that are well worth rediscovering. In particular, jumping down just a little farther than you can step down is easy and very practical. Start by jumping down a distance of just one or two steps, and once that's easy, try jumping down three or four. Redevelop the capacity to jump down, and you can gain all sorts of opportunities for efficiencies in terms of getting from point A to point B &mdash; enough to replace some of the efficiencies you gave up as way to increase your opportunities for movement.</p> <p>A good place to start for basic information on executing natural movements is <a href="https://www.movnat.com/">MovNat</a>. Created by Erwan Le Corre, MovNat advocates for and teaches natural movement. Just because movements are natural doesn't mean that you don't have to learn them and then practice correct form, and MovNat has generously provided a vast YouTube library with literally hundreds of short videos <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/MovNat/videos">showing natural movements</a> such as I listed above.</p> <p>I'd suggest, though, starting with <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKGF-ErsJiI">The Workout the World Forgot</a>, simply because it's a beautiful visualization of natural movement.</p> <h2>Movement: The Natural Alternative to Exercise</h2> <p>Fitness centers aren't evil, of course. It's just that their whole focus is helping you exercise, and exercise is not what you need.</p> <p>Oh, it's possible to get fit with exercise, and some people certainly make a valiant effort, coming up with workout plans that aim for the right mix of walking, running, cycling, lifting, yoga, and martial arts training.</p> <p>My experience is that it's really hard. It takes a lot of time to get enough exercise, if you spend most of the rest of your day sitting still, and people come up with all sorts of tricks for fitting in their exercise. They get up early to go to the gym. They squeeze a workout into their lunch break. They put on reflective gear so they can go for a run after dark.</p> <p>But as long as your exercise is a separate thing, there's never going to be enough of it. Unless you're independently wealthy, or you're a movie star or a fitness model and being fit is your job, there simply aren't enough hours in the day.</p> <p>The solution is to quit exercising and start moving.</p> <p>Everything you do has the potential for movement. Take advantage of that potential. Fill your day with movement. Then you'll be fit. And going to the gym to exercise will seem like a weird idea. Why exercise when you can move?</p> <p><em>What are you doing to fit more movement into your life?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/philip-brewer">Philip Brewer</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/get-a-great-workout-for-free-with-11-simple-moves">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-times-a-gym-membership-isnt-worth-it">5 Times a Gym Membership Isn&#039;t Worth It</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-ways-to-get-a-good-workout-even-with-kids-around">10 Ways to Get a Good Workout... Even With Kids Around</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/getting-started-in-indoor-cycle-class">Getting Started in Indoor Cycle Class</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-tricks-to-avoid-workout-burnout">10 Tricks to Avoid Workout Burnout</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-to-trick-yourself-into-enjoying-cardio">8 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Enjoying Cardio</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty exercise fitness gym movement natural workouts working out Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:00:15 +0000 Philip Brewer 1506027 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Hair Curlers http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-curlers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-hair-curlers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_curling_iron_000019805111.jpg" alt="Woman curling her hair with best hair curler" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Whether you want curls, beach waves, or Hollywood waves, a hair curler (or curling wand) can help get you there. To get perfect curls that last, you&rsquo;ll want to find a reliable curler that fits your budget and is safe for your hair. We&rsquo;ve searched for the best selection of curling irons that combine performance, durability, reliability, and affordability to help you achieve your best curls ever.</p> <h2>What Is a Hair Curler?</h2> <p>A hair curler, or curling iron, consists of a cylindrical tube that uses heat to create curls or waves in the hair. Infusing heat into your hair can also leave it looking healthier and shinier than ever before. When curling, it is best to start on the lowest heat setting and build up the heat from there to reduce damage to your hair. Once you have chosen the right hair curler, make sure to invest in the right heat protectant spray to protect your hair before heat styling.</p> <h2>Top 5 Hair Curlers</h2> <h3>Remington T-studio Salon Collection Pearl Digital Ceramic Curling Wand</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003V265QW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003V265QW&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=Y3PQCFGSJTKNHRGV"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/remington.jpg" width="240" height="186" align="right" alt="" /></a>As Amazon&rsquo;s number one best seller in hair curling irons and wands, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003V265QW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003V265QW&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=Y3PQCFGSJTKNHRGV">Remington CI95AC/2 T-studio Salon Collection Pearl Digital Ceramic Curling Wand</a> is available in 1/2 to 1 inch and 1 to 1-1/2 inch options. This powerful curling wand has overwhelmingly positive reviews online and also topped the list of the best curling irons for TotalBeauty.com and a number of independent review sites, such as Rank &amp; Style. While it is the most affordable option on our list, reviewers state that there is nothing &ldquo;cheap&rdquo; about the design. It is heralded as a &ldquo;miracle product&rdquo; that can work even for hair that doesn&rsquo;t usually hold a curl.</p> <p>Customers state that it can provide you with all types of curls and an unbelievable shine. The patent pending ceramic pearl technology uses real pearls to create the smoothest glide possible (with no snagging), while the tapered barrel allows you to create a variety of curls. With 410 degree salon high heat, a temperature lock, and 30 second heat-up, you can reach your ideal temperature in no time. There is also easy-to-read digital controls to help you reach the right temperature every time. The multifunctional tool has a cone shaped barrel that won&rsquo;t get in your way when you&rsquo;re styling your hair, and allows for a more natural look that holds the shape of the curl better.</p> <p>The tool also comes with an automatic shutoff feature, a cool wand tip, and an included heat protective styling glove for safer styling. This is also backed by a four-year warranty for your added peace of mind.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003V265QW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003V265QW&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=Y3PQCFGSJTKNHRGV"><em>Currently $17.65 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Infiniti Pro by Conair Curl Secret</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E68O4JU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00E68O4JU&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DGCF3EE5PGV43KAL"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/conair.jpg" width="106" height="240" align="right" alt="" /></a>As one of Amazon&rsquo;s bestselling hair curling irons and wands, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E68O4JU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00E68O4JU&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DGCF3EE5PGV43KAL">Infiniti Pro by Conair Curl Secret</a> is also Allure&rsquo;s top choice to help you achieve tight and symmetrical curls. Conair is one of the most popular names in hair curling irons, hair straighteners, and other hair tools, and this &ldquo;As Seen On TV&rdquo; product actually lives up to the hype. This can help you achieve perfect ringlets in seconds, or you can choose between loose, medium, or tight curls.</p> <p>The tourmaline ceramic technology reduces frizz and flyaways, while protecting hair from damage. You can effortlessly create the perfect voluminous curls by just turning on the curling iron. Your hair is automatically drawn into the tourmaline ceramic curl chamber where two professional heaters gently heat hair from all directions. It has a professional brushless motor for precision styling, an easy-twist barrel cleaner, a V-shaped hair guide in the center of the chamber to position hair, and an anti-tangle feature to protect your hair. The high performance heater heats instantly and evenly, up to 400 degrees, and features two heat levels and three timer settings, so you can customize your look and save time in the process.</p> <p>This powerful tool is suitable for all hair lengths and types. It is ergonomically designed and features a sleep mode for energy-efficient auto power reduction and a safety auto-off feature. It is also backed by great online reviews, a limited five-year warranty, and has earned the Good Housekeeping seal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E68O4JU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00E68O4JU&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DGCF3EE5PGV43KAL"><em>Currently $66.38 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Bed Head Deep Waver</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003FBI9LS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003FBI9LS&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UB7PBM7B4CA35MFM"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/bed%20head.jpg" width="180" height="180" align="right" alt="" /></a>As one of Amazon&rsquo;s bestselling hair curling irons and wands, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003FBI9LS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003FBI9LS&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UB7PBM7B4CA35MFM">Bed Head Deep Waver</a> is available in blue and purple to best suit your style. The &frac34;-inch tourmaline ceramic deep waver will help you achieve tight curls or masterfully sculpted waves, with a frizz-free style that lasts all day and night. The instant heat recovery and ceramic technology provides high, even heat, helping hair retain natural moisture.</p> <p>There is also a professional flexi cord and plate locking switch for easy storage. The Deep Waver topped the list of the best curling wands for a number of independent review sites, such as Rank &amp; Style.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003FBI9LS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003FBI9LS&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UB7PBM7B4CA35MFM"><em>Currently $23.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Conair Infiniti Pro Professional Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000F5AG5E/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000F5AG5E&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=5S2JEVQN5R6HU2MH"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/conair%20infiniti.jpg" width="200" height="159" align="right" alt="" /></a>As one of Amazon&rsquo;s bestselling hair curling irons and wands, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000F5AG5E/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000F5AG5E&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=5S2JEVQN5R6HU2MH">Conair Infiniti Pro Professional Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron</a> is available in a range of sizes, from 1/2 inch to 1-1/2 inch. Conair is the top curling iron brand, and this ceramic curling iron holds up to its name. It utilizes tourmaline technology that emits natural ions to eliminate hot spots, reduce static and frizz, and deliver shiny, healthy-looking hair.</p> <p>It also harvests the benefits of ceramic and ultra high heat levels to protect hair from damage, ensure an easy glide, and deliver professional results. You can enjoy long-lasting, loose voluminous curls and an unbeatable shine as the infrared energy protects the natural luster of your hair. The powerful ceramic heater features five recision heat settings and heats up in 30 seconds, while the uniform heat recovery maintains a constant temperature with its highest heat at 400 degrees. The LED temperature settings allow you to maintain the ideal temperature, and it also includes an auto shutoff feature, a swivel tangle-free cord, and comes with a protective heat shield for safe, easy storage.</p> <p>It also has overwhelmingly positive online reviews, topped the list of the best curling irons for TotalBeauty.com, and is backed by a limited five-year warranty.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000F5AG5E/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000F5AG5E&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=5S2JEVQN5R6HU2MH"><em>Currently $21.23 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Hot Tools Professional 1181 Curling Iron with Multi-Heat Control</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00176B8BG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00176B8BG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=GKCORHXFNFCSG45X"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/hot%20tools.jpg" width="245" height="89" align="right" alt="" /></a>As one of Amazon&rsquo;s bestselling hair curling irons and wands, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00176B8BG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00176B8BG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=GKCORHXFNFCSG45X">Hot Tools Professional 1181 Curling Iron with Multi-Heat Control</a> is available in a range of sizes, from 3/8 inch to 1-1/2 inch. The tool uses patented pulse technology for fast heat-up to 430 degrees, and maintains constant, even heat while you style. Ideal for all hair types, the 24K gold-plated barrel with extra-long cool tip can help you achieve all types of styles. The smooth surface will not pull or snag your hair and allows for frizz-free styling and a shiny finish.</p> <p>The curling iron includes a heavy duty swivel cord, Soft-Grip handle, foldaway safety stand, and two extra easy-to-replace springs. It is also backed by overwhelmingly positive online reviews and a one-year warranty for your added peace of mind.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00176B8BG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00176B8BG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=GKCORHXFNFCSG45X"><em>Currently $26.50 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best hair curlers. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-curlers">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-straighteners">The 5 Best Hair Straighteners</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-waterproof-laptop-cases">The 5 Best Waterproof Laptop Cases</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-resistance-bands">The 5 Best Resistance Bands</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-removal-creams">The 5 Best Hair Removal Creams</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-foundations">The 5 Best Foundations</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping Style curling iron hair curler hair style product reviews Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:00:11 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1463245 at http://www.wisebread.com 8 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Enjoying Cardio http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-to-trick-yourself-into-enjoying-cardio <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/8-ways-to-trick-yourself-into-enjoying-cardio" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_running_workout_000022074336.jpg" alt="Woman tricking herself into enjoying cardio" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you want to live a fit and healthy lifestyle, cardio is a necessary evil. Personally, I hate cardio &mdash; with a passion. But what I hate more is looking in the mirror and not liking the body I see staring back at me. So I run and I sweat and I work hard to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-quick-workouts-you-can-do-during-commercial-breaks">stay in shape</a> &mdash; even if I cheat a little along the way. Pull a page from my book and enhance your own cardio flow with these eight tricks to help you enjoy the burn a little more.</p> <h2>1. Have a Reason for Doing Cardio</h2> <p>First and foremost, you need to have a reason to get on that treadmill or pound the pavement or whatever you do to get that heart rate pumping. &quot;Just because&quot; doesn't cut it, and with no motivation to keep at it, you're almost destined to fail. Give yourself a fighting chance at sticking to your cardio regimen by thinking about <em>why</em> you want to get and stay active. It can be a broad reason like a desire to lose weight (though, a specific number should be the goal), or it can be a short-term goal like conditioning yourself for a race.</p> <p>For my own part, when I decided to take my body back last year after many years of neglect, I set a weight goal &mdash; a specific number &mdash; that I wanted to reach. It took a few months of engaging in cardio activities several days a week, but I finally reached the goal. And then something awesome happened. Once I reached the weight loss goal, I was invigorated with the sense that I can really accomplish my fitness goals if I follow through. I started running farther and longer and harder. I've been committed to my fitness for over a year now and my body has made an amazing transformation. The same thing can happen to you too if you just give yourself a chance.</p> <h2>2. Schedule a Workout Before You Have to Be Somewhere</h2> <p>Pressed for time? That could be the best time to fit in a cardio workout, according to Arial Friedman, an NYC-based fitness trainer and instructor who created a series of online workouts tailored specifically for people always on the go.</p> <p>&quot;Schedule a workout just before you have to be somewhere,&quot; she suggests. &quot;That way, you know you'll have to get it in quick and be done with it. Do it before work, a dinner date, or picking up the kids and the energy you get from your sweat session will carry you through the rest of your day.&quot;</p> <h2>3. Listen to Music to Keep Your Body Moving</h2> <p>Music compels us to get up and dance at parties, so it only makes sense that it helps us keep moving during our cardio workouts. But in this day and age &mdash; with so much technology at our fingertips &mdash; you're experience can be much more fun and dynamic than running that same tired playlist.</p> <p>For instance, Spotify recently added a great feature on its mobile iPhone app geared toward runners that alters the tempo of the music. Using the hardware in smartphones &mdash; like the accelerometer and GPS capability &mdash; to determine pace, Spotify Running creates customized soundtracks to match the tempo at which you're running, which can help you feel more energetic and motivated by moving to the beat.</p> <h2>4. Slow Down, Take a Break, Catch Your Breath</h2> <p>When I first started running, I somehow got it in my head that I wasn't going hard enough if I didn't run the full length of my workout &mdash; however long it was &mdash; without stopping. Now, however, I don't believe that at all, because I never would have built the cardio stamina I have today to run 10 miles (from a very breathy three miles a year ago) without slowing down, taking a break, and catching my breath sometimes. My cardio session wasn't a race, and neither is yours. Push yourself, for sure, but do your cardio at your own pace so you can eventually go that extra mile.</p> <h2>5. Set Goals for Yourself to Achieve</h2> <p>The first point of this post was to have a reason for doing cardio, and that can be anything. But having a reason isn't necessarily a goal &mdash; and you should absolutely set a goal for your cardio. There are several goals you can set, in fact, like time, distance, or a weight goal. It really depends on what you're training for, but no matter what it is, you'll have an easier time staying the course if there's a light at the end of the tunnel you're trying to reach.</p> <h2>6. Pair Your Cardio With a Fitness Tracker</h2> <p>There are plenty of great fitness apps available that you can put on your phone to help keep track of your cardio workouts. Personally, I like MapMyRun because of its ease of use. It allows me to plan a route, and it saves my progress with statistics so I can see where I'm at health-wise. It also tells me my time and distance as I'm running &mdash; a great motivator to run a little harder &mdash; and when I'm finished I can share my accomplishment on social media. Which brings me to my next point&hellip;</p> <h2>7. Share Your Cardio Success on Social Media</h2> <p>MapMyRun and other fitness apps allow you to share your progress and success on social media, but be warned that there's a whole faction of people out there who whine and moan about people who post about their workouts online. Here are a few reasons I don't give a damn about that.</p> <ul> <li>There's no social media bible that tells me what I can and can't post.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>You can hide or block my posts from your feed if you don't like what I'm sharing.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>I work hard to stay in shape and I want to share it if only to receive those motivating comments and likes.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>If I have to see pictures of your babies all day; you can handle shots of my sweaty, glistening, gorgeous abs.</li> </ul> <p>Sharing my cardio success on social media helps me stay active and push harder for another reason &mdash; it holds me accountable for my own success. I post a lot of pictures of my workouts and I take a lot of shirtless selfies, because, well, this is the best body I've ever had in my life and I want to show it off. But I also want to keep at it. I don't want to post pics where I've let myself go, and I don't want anyone to think I have either. Plus, looking at the old pics of my healthy, fit frame remind me of how good it felt to put in that work to get it that way &mdash; so I can get up tomorrow and do it again.</p> <h2>8. Don't Worry About What Anybody Else Thinks</h2> <p>Remember that episode of <em>Friends</em> where Phoebe runs like a maniac through Central Park and it embarrasses Rachel so much that she doesn't want to run with her anymore? Take my advice: Get your cardio on like a Phoebe.</p> <p>&quot;Actors have a term for being able to act realistically even when an audience is watching them: public solitude,&quot; says filmmaking-app developer George Spyros. &quot;It means really committing to the belief that no one is watching you. And you know what? Most of the time at the gym it's the truth. In the best sense, nobody cares what you're doing; they're just struggling to get through their own workouts. So swing your arms over your head, clap your hands, air-drum on an invisible drum set to the beat of your favorite tracks in your headphones. Mouthing song lyrics also keeps you entertained and occupied as well as makes you concentrate on your breathing without thinking about the burn in your lungs or legs.&quot;</p> <p><em>Do you have other ways to cheat on your cardio to make it more enjoyable? Let me know in the comments below.</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/mikey-rox">Mikey Rox</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-to-trick-yourself-into-enjoying-cardio">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-quick-workouts-you-can-do-during-commercial-breaks">9 Quick Workouts You Can Do During Commercial Breaks</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/get-a-great-workout-for-free-with-11-simple-moves">Get a Great Workout for Free With 11 Simple Moves</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-ways-to-get-a-good-workout-even-with-kids-around">10 Ways to Get a Good Workout... Even With Kids Around</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-ways-to-revive-your-resolution-to-exercise">10 Ways to Revive Your Resolution to Exercise</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/getting-started-in-indoor-cycle-class">Getting Started in Indoor Cycle Class</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty cardio exercise getting in shape losing weight working out Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:00:16 +0000 Mikey Rox 1502207 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Deodorants for Men http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-deodorants-for-men <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-deodorants-for-men" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/000034812664.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="142" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Everyone needs deodorant (unless your goal is to repel people). Sweating is completely natural and is just your body's way of releasing excess heat from things like warm weather, exercise, and stress. However, bad body odor and excessive sweat are not things you should have to deal with on a daily basis.</p> <p>The trick to feeling cool and confident is finding the right deodorant to meet your personal hygiene needs, as well as your personal preferences. We have covered some of the best deodorants for men to help you combat this common problem.</p> <h2>What Is Deodorant?</h2> <p>Deodorant is a personal hygiene product that controls and conceals sweat, bodily odors, and other unpleasant smells. Antiperspirant typically comes in a roll-on, gel, stick, or body spray applicator. They are usually scented and can offer additional benefits, such as helping prevent sweat by affecting the sweat glands. Your body can become immune to the ingredients in your deodorant, so it may be time to make a change.</p> <p>In fact, according to an assistant professor of dermatology at USC, it&rsquo;s best to switch up your deodorant brand every six months. There are a number of unisex products that both men and women can use, but deodorant is not one of them. It is important to choose a powerful deodorant that has been designed for a man&rsquo;s special needs.</p> <h2>Top 5 Deodorants for Men</h2> <h3>Dove Men+Care Antiperspirant &amp; Deodorant, Extra Fresh</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0061JPJ28/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0061JPJ28&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=3YXCNSNNA76EZSXQ"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/dove%20men%20care.jpg" width="119" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>As Amazon&rsquo;s best seller in antiperspirant deodorants, ConsumerSearch, Details, Mantelligence, and Modern Man also chose the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0061JPJ28/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0061JPJ28&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=3YXCNSNNA76EZSXQ">Dove Men+Care Antiperspirant &amp; Deodorant</a> twin pack as one of the best deodorants for men. It is clinically proven to reduce underarm wetness and offers 48-hour powerful protection, ideal for even the most active men. This scientifically-formulated, non-irritant deodorant is tough on sweat and odors, leaving a refreshing and invigorating scent behind.</p> <p>It features Dove&rsquo;s 1/4 moisturizer technology and contains moisturizing properties to help boost your skin&rsquo;s moisture. Dove is also dermatologist recommended for skincare, so you can feel confident using it on your sensitive underarm area. The affordable white solid antiperspirant is available in a range of mild, masculine scents, including Cool Silver, Aqua Impact, Clean Comfort, and Extra Fresh.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0061JPJ28/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0061JPJ28&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=3YXCNSNNA76EZSXQ"><em>Currently $6.89 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Gillette Clear Gel Cool Wave Antiperspirant and Deodorant</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008I2IKH2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B008I2IKH2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=CDPKVUIT4UA3ZCWW"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/gillette%20clear%20gel.jpg" width="125" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>As one of the top rated antiperspirant deodorants on Amazon, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008I2IKH2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B008I2IKH2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=CDPKVUIT4UA3ZCWW">Gillette Clear Gel Cool Wave Antiperspirant and Deodorant</a> twin pack was built for training. The affordable solid deodorant is engineered with triple protection technology, which contains active odor blockers, a transparent dry shield, and all-day scent technology to provide long-lasting protection for hours. It goes on clear, stays on clear, dries quickly, and doesn&rsquo;t leave any residue behind. It offers an incredible 48 hours of freshness to provide you with powerful protection that lasts all day, no matter how active you are.</p> <p>The clear gel stick eliminates odor and wetness at the source with a cool wave clear gel. The gel feels cool and refreshing when applied, and leaves behind a subtle fresh scent. It is available in a range of scents, including Cool Wave, Sport, Arctic Ice, Power Rush, and Brisa Tropical. Gillette&rsquo;s award-winning deodorants also top the list of deodorants for independent review sites like ConsumerSearch.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008I2IKH2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B008I2IKH2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=CDPKVUIT4UA3ZCWW"><em>Currently $7.11 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>MenScience Androceuticals Advanced Deodorant</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GAO1PE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000GAO1PE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=RXYGQFB5MEYLW7K2"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/menscience.jpg" width="109" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you&rsquo;re looking for a scent that doesn&rsquo;t clash with your cologne, then <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GAO1PE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000GAO1PE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=RXYGQFB5MEYLW7K2">MenScience Androceuticals Advanced Deodorant</a> is right for you. Chosen as Men&rsquo;s Health&rsquo;s top unscented deodorant choice, this has a powerful blend of professional-grade ingredients, including witch hazel, aloe, and tea tree extract, which removes and prevents unwanted odors, rather than just covering them up with fragrance.</p> <p>While it is a bit pricier than your average deodorant, this scientifically-developed, long-lasting, non-irritant deodorant is the best unscented option you can get and will leave even the roughest skin feeling soft, smooth, and conditioned. The stick deodorant goes on smooth, dry, and clear, controls body odors 24/7, and doesn&rsquo;t stain clothes or leave any residue behind. Chosen as the best deodorant by Mantelligence, and as one of the best deodorants by Modern Man and Men&rsquo;s Health, this deodorant is ideal for any man with sensitive skin.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GAO1PE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000GAO1PE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=RXYGQFB5MEYLW7K2"><em>Currently $19.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Herban Cowboy Forest Deodorant Maximum Protection</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004153MG4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004153MG4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=7IHHFG4YGPAJTP4P"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/herban%20cowboy.jpg" width="109" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you&rsquo;re looking for an affordable natural, vegan deodorant, then <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004153MG4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004153MG4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=7IHHFG4YGPAJTP4P">Herban Cowboy Forest Deodorant Maximum Protection</a> is your best bet. It offers maximum long-lasting protection, no matter how active you are. In fact, many reviewers found that this effective deodorant is ideal for men who don&rsquo;t have great results with other deodorants.</p> <p>One application is all it takes to protect you all day long. The powerful aluminum-free, alcohol-free formula has no harmful chemicals, making it safer for everyday use. The solid stick deodorant dries quickly, goes on clear, and won&rsquo;t stain your clothes. It also leaves behind a fresh, natural, woodsy scent that is not overly powerful or masculine. Chosen as one of the best deodorants by Mantelligence, this affordable pick is worth a try.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004153MG4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004153MG4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=7IHHFG4YGPAJTP4P"><em>Currently $5.79 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Jack Black Pit Boss Antiperspirant &amp; Deodorant</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000J5A2K4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000J5A2K4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=MEUPYUQ5L3SEUODM"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/jack%20black.jpg" width="113" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>While <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000J5A2K4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000J5A2K4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=MEUPYUQ5L3SEUODM">Jack Black Pit Boss Antiperspirant &amp; Deodorant</a> is a bit pricier than your average deodorant, most reviewers agree that the cult classic stick deodorant is much better than your average deodorant and worth the higher price tag. Many men who found that no other deodorant worked well enough for their needs agree that this deodorant can combat even the worst odors. The new and improved formula contains high quality ingredients and is very effective at offering long-lasting maximum odor and sweat control that will protect you all day, no matter how active you are.</p> <p>The dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic, gentle formula makes this ideal for even the most sensitive underarm areas. The non-irritant, colorant-free invisible solid glides on easily and will not leave a burning or tingling sensation or a residue on your skin or clothes. Chosen as Men&rsquo;s Health&rsquo;s top deodorant choice for sensitive skin, this natural choice is also one of the top deodorant picks by Mantelligence and Modern Man.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000J5A2K4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000J5A2K4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=MEUPYUQ5L3SEUODM"><em>Currently $16.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best deodorants for men. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-deodorants-for-men">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-5"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-deodorants-for-women">The 5 Best Deodorants for Women</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-curlers">The 5 Best Hair Curlers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-resistance-bands">The 5 Best Resistance Bands</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-straighteners">The 5 Best Hair Straighteners</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-removal-creams">The 5 Best Hair Removal Creams</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty antiperspirant deodorant men's deodorant product reviews Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:00:17 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1485897 at http://www.wisebread.com 5 Easy Things Science Says You Should Do for Your Body Every Day http://www.wisebread.com/5-easy-things-science-says-you-should-do-for-your-body-every-day <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/5-easy-things-science-says-you-should-do-for-your-body-every-day" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_meditating_000040993854.jpg" alt="Woman doing easy things science says she should do every day" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It can be hard to take care of yourself. So hard that in some circles, &quot;self-care&quot; is quickly becoming a buzzword.</p> <p>Even if the <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-terrible-things-science-says-you-do-to-your-body-every-day">concept of self-care</a> intimidates or confounds you &mdash; maybe you're wondering where you will ever find time to do one more thing &mdash; think about starting with your body. The five steps below are things that aren't hard to incorporate into a daily routine, and can have a significant impact on how you feel.</p> <h2>1. Consume Probiotics</h2> <p>Your colon has its own specific set of bacteria. These help you digest and absorb food. The thing is, it's better to have some sets of bacteria than others. &quot;Bad&quot; bacteria seem to make it easier to <a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-gut-bacteria-help-make-us-fat-and-thin/">maintain a higher body weight</a> and hold onto fat, while &quot;good&quot; bacteria seem to promote leanness.</p> <p>In addition, there also seems to be a connection between the bacteria in your gut and <a href="http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-05/bacteria-yogurt-seems-give-people-brain-boost">how well your brain functions</a>. Gut bacteria also influence your immune system, because they have quite a bit of say regarding whether or not bad things &mdash; like viruses and other bacteria &mdash; get absorbed into the body or excreted.</p> <p>It seems that the bacteria you have in your colon are determined largely by what you eat. Probiotics are fermented foods &mdash; foods full of bacteria &mdash; that seem to help you develop a healthy set of &quot;good&quot; bacteria. These foods include everything from yogurt to kefir to kombucha and sauerkraut. And consuming them every day ensures that you continue to grow the right kinds of bacteria and not the wrong ones.</p> <h2>2. Drink Plenty of Water</h2> <p>I'm sure you've heard it a million times, but that doesn't mean you're drinking enough. Water helps so many parts of the human body &mdash; it can help you digest food, lose weight, have clearer skin, feel less tired, and have a better functioning brain. And many people don't even realize that they are chronically dehydrated, because they've been that way for so long.</p> <p>What &quot;enough&quot; is will vary from person to person based on size, activity level, age, and more, so it might take some trial and error to figure out how much you need. Let your urine be your guide &mdash; if it is a light lemonade color, you're drinking plenty of water. So find a water bottle that fits your lifestyle and start carrying it today.</p> <h2>3. Meditate</h2> <p>The form of meditation that seems to help your brain most basically involves setting aside a period of time and, in that time, doing your best to be fully present. Some people focus on their breathing to help them achieve this. Others repeat a mantra.</p> <p>Meditation is good for your body because it changes the way your brain works. Over time, you will find yourself responding in a calmer manner, even to things that are difficult. You will also find yourself <a href="https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/use-your-mind-change-your-brain/201305/is-your-brain-meditation">more present in daily matters</a>, better able to show empathy, and more compassionate. All of this happens because of physical changes in your brain!</p> <p>Daily meditation is important because most brains aren't naturally wired this way, and will revert to an old way of being quite easily. If you are intimidated by the thought of starting a meditation practice (and many people are), try beginning with sitting in the present for only five minutes at a time. Gradually, your desire to meditate and your capacity for it will increase.</p> <h2>4. Get Enough Sleep</h2> <p>We need sleep to survive, to grow, to remember well, to be able to deal emotionally throughout the day, and for our bodies to repair themselves. While experts aren't sure exactly how sleep helps us in all of these ways, it does, and we shouldn't skimp on it.</p> <p>There's not really a &quot;magic number&quot; of hours when it comes to sleep. Some people seem to reap all the benefits when they only sleep six to seven hours each night, while others need eight or nine hours to feel rested and function well. Only you can figure out how much sleep you need to be getting on a regular basis. While going to bed early can be a pain, it is worth the effort in the long run.</p> <h2>5. Consume Nutrients</h2> <p>Thinking about nutrients can be intimidating. After all, there are a lot of them. However, focusing on eating nutrient-dense foods (which foods depends on which nutrients you need) and even taking supplements can have an astounding number of benefits for your body.</p> <p>If you're not sure where to start, take the time to visit your doctor. Many nutrients can be tested via a blood sample, and then you'll have some idea of what your particular body is lacking. That will give you a good place to focus for a while, and you can decide where to go from there when your initial levels balance out.</p> <p>No matter how relaxed you are, self-care is important. Take care of your body now so that you can live your life to the fullest!</p> <p><em>What do you do for your body every day? How has this changed your life?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/sarah-winfrey">Sarah Winfrey</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-easy-things-science-says-you-should-do-for-your-body-every-day">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-6"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-foods-that-can-help-you-sleep">10 Foods That Can Help You Sleep</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-health-rules-you-should-be-breaking">6 Health Rules You Should Be Breaking</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-habits-science-says-will-make-you-smarter">5 Habits Science Says Will Make You Smarter</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-naturally-reset-your-sleep-cycle-overnight">How to Naturally Reset Your Sleep Cycle in One Night</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-amazing-easy-diy-bath-and-body-products">50 Amazing, Easy DIY Bath and Body Products</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty body drinking water meditating nutrition probiotics sleep Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:00:13 +0000 Sarah Winfrey 1493879 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Hair Straighteners http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-straighteners <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-hair-straighteners" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_hair_straightener_000041420812.jpg" alt="Woman using best hair straightener to straighten her hair" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When you want straight, smooth, shiny hair, a hair straightener can help you achieve it in no time. A straightener can also be used to create voluminous curls and waves. Choosing the right flat iron will pay off over time by helping you create salon quality results at home and by providing you with reliable usage for years.</p> <h2>What Is a Hair Straightener?</h2> <p>A hair straightener, also called a flat iron, uses heat to quickly flatten and straighten the hair, leaving you with shiny, smooth locks and a sleek appearance. Most people prefer straighteners with ceramic plates because ceramic improves heat distribution. It helps maintain the same temperature throughout the entire plate, so there are no hot spots.</p> <p>Ceramic also helps improve glide with no snagging and can protect the plates from scratching and damage from styling products. Once you have found the right straightener, make sure to invest in the right heat protectant spray so that you can protect your hair before heat styling.</p> <h2>Top 5 Hair Straighteners</h2> <h3>HSI Professional 1 Ceramic Tourmaline Ionic Flat Iron Hair Straightener</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001MA0QY2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001MA0QY2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=C2EPX34KHC63PR5S"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/hsi%20pro.jpg" width="250" height="141" align="right" alt="" /></a>As Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best seller in beauty tools and accessories, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001MA0QY2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001MA0QY2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=C2EPX34KHC63PR5S">HSI Professional 1-inch Ceramic Tourmaline Ionic Flat Iron</a> includes a free protective heat glove, carrying pouch, and travel size Argan Oil Leave-In Hair Treatment to help you reveal your best hair ever. This multifunctional flat iron can straighten, flip, and curl your hair, transforming frizzy, dull hair into straight, sleek locks. With flash quick heating and adjustable temperature from 240 &ndash; 410 degrees, it can suit all hair types.</p> <p>There is also a heat indicating LED light to help you determine when the straightener is ready to use. The ceramic/tourmaline ion plates create a shinier, silkier finish in less time, while the 1-inch plates are suitable for any hair length and hair types, yet narrow enough for bangs. The smooth ceramic plates easily glide through hair, so there is never any snagging or tugging. The new easier grip with ergonomic design offers easier hold and the swivel power cord allows for simple usage and storage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001MA0QY2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001MA0QY2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=C2EPX34KHC63PR5S"><em>Currently $39.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Remington S5500 Digital Anti Static Ceramic Hair Straightener</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003S516XO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003S516XO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=L4ZZHQGDZXU6J644"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/remington_0.jpg" width="250" height="165" align="right" alt="" /></a>As one of Amazon&rsquo;s bestselling tools and accessories, the 1-inch <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003S516XO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003S516XO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=L4ZZHQGDZXU6J644">Remington S5500 Digital Anti Static Ceramic Hair Straightener</a> features ceramic plates infused with anti-static technology. It can create 50% less static and flyaways, reduce the amount of negatively charged particles during styling, and ensure a smooth, sleek style. The digital temperature controls and 30 second heat up will allow you to quickly reach a maximum temperature of 410 degrees.</p> <p>The long ceramic plates provide more control and allow for less damage, while the floating plates allow for easy glide, allowing you to achieve your style quickly, with less damage. You won&rsquo;t have to worry about cord tangling or twisting with the swivel cord. There is also an auto shutoff feature and a 2-year warranty for your added peace of mind.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003S516XO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003S516XO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=L4ZZHQGDZXU6J644"><em>Currently $14.85 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>CHI Ceramic Hairstyling Flat Iron</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009V1YR8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0009V1YR8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=LTZO2UVFK5DU2MVW"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/chi.jpg" width="238" height="240" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009V1YR8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0009V1YR8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=LTZO2UVFK5DU2MVW">CHI 1-inch Ceramic Hairstyling Flat Iron</a> is what all other hair straighteners are compared to. This powerful professional tool can straighten, flip, and curl your hair with ease, leaving you with shiny, silky, smooth hair. It utilizes the latest innovative technology combining tourmaline ceramic with even heat distribution to produce a high amount of negative ions. It maintains a fixed temperature setting of 370 degrees, which is the industry standard. It heats up very quickly and uses far infrared heating to help reduce frizz and static electricity. This tool is available in a range of colors to best suit your personal preferences and features a slim ergonomic design and swivel cord, allowing you to easily store the tool when not in use.</p> <p>While the CHI has a higher price point, it should last you reliably for years. There are a number of knockoffs available, but none can provide the results of the CHI. The CHI is also the bestselling flat iron on Ulta, topped the list for various independent review sites, and was chosen as one of the best hair straighteners by Folica and TotalBeauty.com. You can also take comfort in the overwhelmingly positive reviews online and the 2-year Limited Warranty.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009V1YR8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0009V1YR8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=LTZO2UVFK5DU2MVW"><em>Currently $159.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Remington S9520 Salon Collection Ceramic Hair Straightener with Pearl Infused Wide Plates</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003V21WO2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003V21WO2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=3XV5XVPFU5TLDETQ"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/remington%20s9500.jpg" width="240" height="139" align="right" alt="" /></a>As one of Amazon&rsquo;s bestselling hair straightening irons, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003V21WO2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003V21WO2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=3XV5XVPFU5TLDETQ">Remington Ceramic Hair Straightener with Pearl Infused Wide Plates</a> is available in 1-inch and 2-inch options. With the combination of advanced technology, high-performance ceramic coating, and real crushed pearls, you can achieve an eight times smoother glide for the smoothest salon finish ever. Most people say that the more ceramic, the better, so Remington&rsquo;s straightener features a dual-layer, sol-gel based ceramic coating, which effectively doubles the amount of ceramic. The plates offer generous length and width, so you can style your hair more quickly, while the sleek frame fits neatly in your hand. With 15 second heat up, simple temperature controls, an easy-to-read digital display, and 450 degree salon high heat, this can heat up to your optimal temperature in no time.</p> <p>It also maintains the same high, even heat with a simple temperature lock. This can easily be stored away with the simple hinge-lock and long swivel cord. This lightweight straightener is eight times more durable than standard models, so it's more scratch-proof and can last much longer than your standard flat iron. There is also an auto shutoff feature and a 4-year warranty for your added peace of mind.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003V21WO2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003V21WO2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=3XV5XVPFU5TLDETQ"><em>Currently $26.25 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>InStyler Original Rotating Hot Iron</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KOJ8UWM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00KOJ8UWM&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=4SS5AH6WTCOH7NSW"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/instyler.jpg" width="240" height="214" align="right" alt="" /></a>This &ldquo;As Seen On TV&rdquo; product actually lives up to the hype. It uses less heat than traditional hot tools, and delivers better results with less damage. The 1-1/4 inch <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KOJ8UWM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00KOJ8UWM&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=4SS5AH6WTCOH7NSW">InStyler Original Rotating Hot Iron</a> is a unique tool that can straighten and curl your hair with ease. This unique motorized tool rotates the hair through a heated barrel and ceramic coated smoothing plate to polish hair and help you achieve the perfect results for any hair type. The heated rotating barrel polishes as it styles, while the tourmaline ceramic floating plate smoothes the hair for extra shine.</p> <p>With the patented design, rotating heated polishing cylinder, and tourmaline ceramic floating plates, your hair won't get flattened, crushed, or damaged. There are also four rows of precision-aligned bristles that act like a brush to separate, smooth, and polish your hair. The size is great for all hair lengths and can be used to style closer to the root. You can also flip your ends out, add extra volume and body, perfect your bangs, and create a number of looks with this multifunctional tool. With multiple heat settings up to 410 degrees Fahrenheit and 30 second rapid heat-up, you can quickly reach your optimal temperature.</p> <p>There is also a swivel cord and an auto safety shut-off for your added peace of mind. While this is more expensive than your average flat iron, most reviewers say it is well worth the difference in price because it can provide salon quality results and can reliably last you for years. The tool is also backed by outstanding online reviews from beauty gurus and independent review sites (such as ConsumerSearch) thanks to its ability to add volume and shine and quickly style the hair.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KOJ8UWM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00KOJ8UWM&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=4SS5AH6WTCOH7NSW"><em>Currently $99.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best hair straighteners. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-straighteners">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-7"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-curlers">The 5 Best Hair Curlers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-foundations">The 5 Best Foundations</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-detangling-combs">The 5 Best Detangling Combs</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-concealers">The 5 Best Concealers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-self-tanners">The 5 Best Self-Tanners</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping Style beauty products hair straightener hair tools product reviews Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:00:10 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1465320 at http://www.wisebread.com The 6 Best Natural Sunscreens http://www.wisebread.com/the-6-best-natural-sunscreens <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-6-best-natural-sunscreens" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/mother_daughter_beach_000023507881.jpg" alt="Mother using natural sunscreen on daughter&#039;s face" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>We're in the thick of summer now &mdash; have you found <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-sunscreens">a good sunscreen</a> yet? Of course, wearing sun protection is important all year round. And since we rub it directly into our skin, we want to make sure it's the safest, most effective cream it can be. Here are a few of the top skin-friendly sunscreens on the market, their reviews, and some pros and cons for each.</p> <p>To see your favorite formula's rating, check out the Environmental Working Group (EGW)'s <a href="http://www.ewg.org/2015sunscreen/">2015 Guide to Sunscreens</a>.</p> <h2>1. Del Mar Shade (SPF 32)</h2> <p>4.4 stars with 83 reviews</p> <p><strong>Price</strong>: $19.97 for 4 oz.</p> <p>USA-made <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00R1WNPIE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00R1WNPIE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=RMDSD5XAUKASSV7Y">Del Mar Shade</a> sunscreen is organic, fragrance-free, biodegradable, and safe for wearers of all ages &mdash; even babies under six months old. The non-nano, not-micronized zinc oxide helps absorb up to 97% of UV rays across the UVA and UVB spectrums. Many reviewers, even those who rave about this product, complain that it's hard to rub in fully and leaves white, chalky residue. But if you're unhappy with this sunscreen, the company offers a 100% money back guarantee. Certainly worth a try!</p> <h2>2. Babyganics Sunscreen (SPF 50)</h2> <p>4.3 stars with 180 reviews</p> <p><strong>Price</strong>: $15.98 for 12 oz.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HYV2F7E/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00HYV2F7E&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=UDGOYVNMTLTFONZJ">Babyganics</a> offers water-resistant sun protection for 80 minutes. This mix is tear-free and hypoallergenic, so it won't irritate sensitive skin. It's also reasonably priced. A reviewer noted that this popular mineral-based sunscreen does actually contain chemicals. The company replied that the ingredient &mdash; octisalate &mdash; has been rated safe by the EWG and doesn't pose cancer concerns. For a truly chemical-free sun lotion from this brand, try the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CQ0678G/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00CQ0678G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=WVT5OCO3ROGWPHVB">Pure Mineral Sunscreen</a> in SPF 30.</p> <h2>3. Badger Sport (SPF 35)</h2> <p>3.6 stars with 196 reviews</p> <p><strong>Price</strong>: $13.59 for 3 oz.</p> <p>Talk about simple! There are only six ingredients in this <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Badger-Sport-Sunscreen-Cream-Certified/dp/B00J4F7W94/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1436383600&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=badger+sport">Badger Sport</a> sunscreen. It's also 100% certified natural and 94% certified organic. All Badger sunscreens rate highly, including formulas for babies and kids, but this particular mix is unscented and made for sports with 80-minute water resistance. I have personal experience with this product, and though it works well at helping me avoid burns, it can feel greasy.</p> <h2>4. BurnOut Eco (SPF 35)</h2> <p>4 stars with 184 reviews</p> <p><strong>Price</strong>: $15.50 for 3 oz.</p> <p>If you have sensitive skin, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001B9RGVU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001B9RGVU&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=WIR7XP3YU6KBPT5L">BurnOut Eco</a> promises to be a great sunscreen for everyday wear. The lotion goes on clear and matte with UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection. Its formula is also free of chemicals, parabens, petroleum, and fragrances, all while being eco-sensitive, ocean safe, and biodegradable. Some reviewers complain that BurnOut is only water resistant for 40 minutes and stings their eyes. Also: It can leave skin feeling somewhat dry.</p> <h2>5. Blue Lizard Sensitive (SPF 30+)</h2> <p>4.6 stars with 273 reviews</p> <p><strong>Price</strong>: $24.50 for 8.75 oz.</p> <p>Dermatologist-recommended and Amazon number one bestseller <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003AVNK0S/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B003AVNK0S&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=EESMWOTLIOV3F5SH">Blue Lizard</a> sunscreen gets high marks for its clever packaging. Whenever harmful rays are present, its label turns blue to let you know. This gentle formula contains 10% zinc oxide and 5% titanium dioxide to shield even the most sensitive skin. Several reviewers mention that this sunscreen is not waterproof or even water resistant, so it will need to be reapplied often for optimal protection.</p> <h2>6. Thinkbaby Safe (SPF 50+)</h2> <p>4.3 stars with 625 reviews</p> <p><strong>Price</strong>: $10.99 for 3 oz.</p> <p>Another Amazon bestseller, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CDQ73K/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B004CDQ73K&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=GXZWZRFS4XRMULHK">Thinkbaby Safe</a> is a highly rated sunscreen for your little ones. The brand, like others on this list, also boasts the highest 80 minute water resistance rating. And just because it's marketed for babies doesn't mean adults can't (and don't) wear it, too. A few reviewers report that their sunscreen separated into solid chunks and thin liquid.</p> <p><em>What's your favorite sunscreen?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-marcin">Ashley Marcin</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-6-best-natural-sunscreens">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-8"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-new-face-of-poverty-is-fat">The new face of poverty is fat</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/sun-screens-can-really-cost-you-by-the-ounce-and-by-the-tumor">Sun Screens Can Really Cost You – By the Ounce or By the Tumor</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-sunscreens">The 5 Best Sunscreens</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/homemade-sunblock-and-6-other-non-toxic-recipes-to-get-your-skin-sun-ready">Homemade Sunblock and 6 Other Non-Toxic Recipes to Get Your Skin Sun-Ready</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-things-to-remember-when-choosing-natural-products">5 Things to Remember When Choosing Natural Products</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping all-natural organic sunblock sunburn sunscreen uva uvb Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:00:12 +0000 Ashley Marcin 1493824 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Deodorants for Women http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-deodorants-for-women <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-deodorants-for-women" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_using_deodorant_000019041958.jpg" alt="Woman using best deodorant for women to battle sweat" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Regardless of how much you sweat and how active you are, everyone needs deodorant. Sweating is just your body's natural way of releasing excess heat and moisture. However, there is nothing worse than finding yourself on a hot, sweaty day with no deodorant. On a particularly stressful day, during hot weather, or after an exercise class, you&rsquo;ll really wish you had a quality deodorant on your side.</p> <p>The trick to feeling cool and confident all day is in finding the right deodorant to meet your personal hygiene needs, as well as something that you like the smell of. We have covered some of the best deodorants for women so that you can find the perfect antiperspirant in no time.</p> <h2>What Is Deodorant?</h2> <p>Deodorant is a personal hygiene product that controls sweat and odor, while helping to prevent further unpleasant odors. It typically comes in a roll-on, gel, stick, or body spray applicator. You can find them in all different scents and some deodorants even offer additional benefits. According to an assistant professor of dermatology at USC, it&rsquo;s best to switch up your deodorant brand every six months because your body can become immune to the ingredients in your deodorant.</p> <p>There are a number of unisex products that both men and women can use, but deodorant shouldn&rsquo;t be one of them. You&rsquo;ll want to choose a deodorant that has been designed for a woman, so it can meet your needs, while still smelling fresh and feminine.</p> <h2>Top 5 Deodorants for Women</h2> <h3>Secret Deodorant Shower Fresh Solid, Twin Pack</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003FBTW7I/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003FBTW7I&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=RZRJOANNRREFNZHU"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/secret%20twin.jpg" width="101" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>As Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best seller in deodorants, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003FBTW7I/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003FBTW7I&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=RZRJOANNRREFNZHU">Secret Deodorant Shower Fresh Solid</a> twin pack offers a great value. The affordable solid stick deodorant is pH balanced to work with your body&rsquo;s chemistry. The invisible solid stick goes on dry and offers invisible odor and wetness protection throughout the day, no matter how active you may be. The shower fresh scent will also leave you feeling fresh and clean throughout the day.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003FBTW7I/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003FBTW7I&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=RZRJOANNRREFNZHU"><em>Currently $10.45 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>SweatBlock Antiperspirant - Clinical Strength</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002PQ8BQM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002PQ8BQM&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=SK4LH5E6AGUR4F5B"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/sweat%20block.jpg" width="245" height="235" align="right" alt="" /></a>As Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best seller in antiperspirants, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002PQ8BQM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002PQ8BQM&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=SK4LH5E6AGUR4F5B">SweatBlock Antiperspirant Clinical Strength</a> can control sweat for up to seven days per use. Each box includes eight antiperspirant towelettes, keeping you fresh for eight weeks. All you need to do is blot the pre-moistened towelettes under your arm once per week, before going to bed, and let the SweatBlock go to work. It goes on clear and won&rsquo;t stain your skin or clothes. It is strong, yet safe enough to use on any area of the body where you would like to control sweating, such as on the feet, face, neck, back, and legs.</p> <p>The doctor recommended, clinical strength antiperspirant can safely, effectively treat excess sweating and hyperhidrosis, so you can feel confident for longer. Most reviewers also reported less burning and itching than with other antiperspirants. While many reviewers reported that the alcohol-free towelettes are enough to battle sweat and body odors, others found that it worked best to use this in combination with regular deodorant. Even people who felt that they had tried everything found life-changing results with SweatBlock. It has been featured on a number of publications and television programs, such as <em>The Rachael Ray Show</em>. It is also backed by 1,600+ 5-star ratings on Amazon and has a 30-day money-back guarantee for your added peace of mind.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002PQ8BQM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002PQ8BQM&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=SK4LH5E6AGUR4F5B"><em>Currently $19.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Mitchum Antiperspirant &amp; Deodorant for Women, Power Gel</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001EWEP40/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001EWEP40&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=OURVHV5MX4QSLHZY"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/mitchum.jpg" width="98" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The four-pack of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001EWEP40/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001EWEP40&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=OURVHV5MX4QSLHZY">Mitchum Antiperspirant &amp; Deodorant for Women, Power Gel</a> is clinically proven to combat wetness and odors all day. The quick-drying gel formula goes on smoothly and won&rsquo;t leave any residue on your skin or clothes. The oxygen odor control technology releases pure oxygen to naturally fight odors caused by bacteria. The alcohol-free formula won&rsquo;t sting or burn your sensitive skin and the Powder Fresh scent will keep you smelling great for 48 hours.</p> <p>Both the men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s versions are award-winning selections that are backed by outstanding reviews by consumers and independent review sites alike. ConsumerSearch, Real Simple, and TotalBeauty also chose it as one of the best deodorants for women.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001EWEP40/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001EWEP40&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=OURVHV5MX4QSLHZY"><em>Currently $16.20 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Dove Go Sleeveless Beauty Finish Deodorant</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SLXBW8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B007SLXBW8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=JHW626VNFQBXRN7E"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/dove%20go%20sleeveless.jpg" width="106" height="245" align="right" alt="" />Dove Go Sleeveless Beauty Finish Deodorant</a> reduces odor and wetness for 24 hours, keeping you dry and comfortable throughout the day. The formula goes on clear, and will stay on your skin, not on your clothes. This gentle, moisturizing stick deodorant is ideal for sensitive skin and can even help reduce the appearance of bumps and discoloration under your arms. In just five days, your underarms will feel softer and smoother thinks to 1/4 moisturizers and vitamins E and F.</p> <p>Dove is also dermatologist recommended for skincare, so you can feel confident using it on freshly-shaven sensitive skin. Chosen as one of the best deodorants by ConsumerSearch and AllWomenStalk, it is available in a range of soft, feminine scents.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SLXBW8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B007SLXBW8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=JHW626VNFQBXRN7E"><em>Currently $6.98 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Secret Clinical Strength Smooth Solid Women's Antiperspirant &amp; Deodorant</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003EMJHG4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003EMJHG4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=6BREVIHFXOU7BIT7"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/secret.jpg" width="138" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you&rsquo;re prone to excess sweating, then <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003EMJHG4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003EMJHG4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=6BREVIHFXOU7BIT7">Secret Clinical Strength Smooth Solid Women's Antiperspirant &amp; Deodorant Waterproof All Day Fresh Scent</a> is the perfect solid deodorant stick for you. Thanks to its waterproof properties, you can wear this even on a day of swimming. Used at bedtime, it offers prescription strength wetness protection for 48 hours, up to 4x the stress sweat protection of an ordinary antiperspirant. Enriched with skin conditioners, it will leave your underarms feeling softer and smoother.</p> <p>The doctor recommended waterproof deodorant contains odor fighting molecules that will absorb odor, no matter how active you may be, to produce a fresh scent and dryness that lasts all day. In fact, it is 100% guaranteed for your added peace of mind. It is also an award-winning choice that has been recognized by publications, dermatologists, reviewers, and online review sites since 2008. It was also chosen as one of the best deodorants by ConsumerSearch and Real Simple, and is available in 10 different scents to best suit your needs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003EMJHG4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003EMJHG4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=6BREVIHFXOU7BIT7"><em>Currently $11.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best deodorants for women. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-deodorants-for-women">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-9"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-deodorants-for-men">The 5 Best Deodorants for Men</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-curlers">The 5 Best Hair Curlers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-resistance-bands">The 5 Best Resistance Bands</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-straighteners">The 5 Best Hair Straighteners</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-removal-creams">The 5 Best Hair Removal Creams</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty antiperspirant deodorant product reviews women's deodorant Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:00:13 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1485789 at http://www.wisebread.com 9 DIY Beauty Masks Made From Food http://www.wisebread.com/9-diy-beauty-masks-made-from-food <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/9-diy-beauty-masks-made-from-food" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/women_wearing_facemasks_000050640308.jpg" alt="Women wearing DIY masks made from kitchen ingredients" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Did you know that making DIY face masks at home will save you money, time, perfect your skin, and give you that spa experience at home? If you just don't feel like splurging on a facial, these masks can give you instant, noticeable results, without ever having to step foot outside of your home. And by using items you already have in your kitchen, you won't have to spend a dime either.</p> <p>Whenever possible, try using organic ingredients for the best results and to avoid the risk of negative side effects from pesticides or chemicals. Below are simple recipes for <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/a-diy-air-conditioner-and-14-other-cool-camping-hacks">DIY</a> masks that can perfect your skin and help you clean out your fridge and pantry at the same time. Best of all, you won't have to spend any of your hard-earned money at the spa.</p> <h2>1. Lemon</h2> <p>Lemon can rejuvenate and balance the skin, leaving you with a natural glow. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties and can brighten the skin with regular use. To take your lemon mask one step further, check out the recipes below.</p> <h3>Lemon and Baking Soda Mask</h3> <p>Baking soda can serve as a powerful microdermabrasion and leave you with healthy, radiant, glowing skin. This mask is also ideal for acne-prone skin and can fight breakouts, blackheads, and enlarged pores all at once.</p> <ul> <li>&frac12; lemon</li> <li>2 T baking soda</li> </ul> <p>Cut a lemon in half. Sprinkle baking soda over the sliced lemon half. Gently rub the lemon half over your face, in circular motions, avoiding your eyes. After about 10 minutes, wash your face thoroughly and pat dry with a clean towel. If you prefer, you can also mix the lemon juice and baking soda separately to form a paste, which you can then apply directly to your skin.</p> <h3>Lemon and Honey Mask</h3> <p>This mask is also ideal for acne-prone skin and can fight breakouts, blackheads, enlarged pores, and acne scarring, all at once.</p> <ul> <li>&frac12; lemon</li> <li>1 T honey</li> </ul> <p>Cut a lemon in half. Pour honey over the sliced lemon half. Gently rub the lemon half over your face, avoiding your eyes, in circular motions. After about 10 minutes, wash your face thoroughly and pat dry with a clean towel. If you prefer, you can also mix the lemon juice and honey separately, which you can then apply directly to your skin.</p> <h2>2. Eggs</h2> <p>Using eggs in a facial mask can be off-putting for some people, but egg whites can help tighten the skin and reduce pore size, so most people agree that the results are worth it. Some DIY recipes call for eggs, while others call for only egg whites, so whatever you have will work. To get more from your extra eggs, check out these recipes.</p> <h3>Egg Whites and Berries Mask</h3> <p>Berries can fight free radicals, so your skin will appear brighter, smoother, and more radiant after using this mask. This mask is also loaded with antioxidants and will leave your skin looking brighter and tighter.</p> <ul> <li>&frac14; cup frozen berries</li> <li>1 T egg whites</li> </ul> <p>Mash berries and egg whites together. Apply to entire face, avoiding the eyes. Leave on for about five minutes. Wash your face thoroughly and pat dry with a clean towel.</p> <h3>Eggs and Coffee Grounds Mask</h3> <p>Don't throw out your old coffee grounds. Instead, mix them with a whole egg to preserve and renew your skin with protein and nutrients. If you don't like the idea of using eggs, simply substitute a tablespoon of raw honey for the egg.</p> <ul> <li>1 whole egg</li> <li>1 T fine coffee grounds</li> </ul> <p>Combine the egg with the coffee grounds. Gently massage the mask onto your face, in circular motions, avoiding your eyes. This will gently exfoliate your skin and remove dead cells off the surface. Leave on for about five minutes. Wash your face thoroughly and pat dry with a clean towel. If you still have coffee grounds left over, use them to scrub your body in the shower. Studies have shown that the caffeine in coffee grounds can fight the appearance of cellulite, while the grounds themselves are an effective exfoliator.</p> <h2>3. Honey</h2> <p>Honey is incredibly nourishing for the skin. Raw honey can moisturize the skin, as well as fight acne, the signs of aging, and oily complexion. You can slather honey directly on your face and after five to 10 minutes, rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel to produce noticeable results. To take your honey mask one step further, check out the recipes below.</p> <h3>Honey and Oatmeal Mask</h3> <p>By adding oatmeal to your mask, you can soothe dry or irritated skin. Oatmeal can gently exfoliate the skin and has also been effective at healing acne, dealing with excess oil, and unclogging the pores.</p> <ul> <li>1 T powdered oats</li> <li>1 T raw honey</li> </ul> <p>Combine the powdered oats and raw honey. Apply to entire face, avoiding the eyes. After five to 10 minutes, rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.</p> <h3>Honey and Avocado Mask</h3> <p>Avocado is incredibly moisturizing, so it is ideal for dry or irritated skin. If you do not have any honey on hand, simply smash up a ripe avocado and apply it directly to your skin.</p> <ul> <li>1 ripe avocado</li> <li>1 T raw honey</li> </ul> <p>Stir together until well combined and apply a thick layer to the entire face or any area prone to breakouts, avoiding the eyes. Let sit for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.</p> <h2>4. Yogurt and Whole Milk</h2> <p>Yogurt is a great base for a number of DIY masks. The cool, creamy texture feels good on the skin and won't slip off while you're wearing the mask. It is also incredibly moisturizing, antibacterial, and contains helpful lactic acid.</p> <h3>Honey, Yogurt, and Banana Mask</h3> <p>This mask can fight acne, unclog the pores, and add moisture to the skin. Bananas can also assist in the anti-aging process, but if you don't have a banana, you can omit it from the recipe. Honey and yogurt work very well on their own to fight acne and perfect the texture and appearance of the skin.</p> <ul> <li>&frac14; cup plain Greek yogurt</li> <li>&frac12; T honey</li> <li>1 overripe banana</li> </ul> <p>Stir together until well combined and apply to entire face, avoiding the eyes. After about five to 10 minutes, rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.</p> <h3>Whole Milk and Green Tea Mask</h3> <p>This mask can fight redness and leave your skin glowing. It is also packed with antioxidants and can improve both the health and appearance of your skin.</p> <ul> <li>1 T green tea</li> <li>1 T cold whole milk</li> </ul> <p>Combine and refrigerate to create a cool compress that you can apply to any facial redness using a cotton ball. To get even more from your mask, place the used tea bags on your eyes to reduce any eye redness and puffiness. After five minutes, remove the tea bags from your eyes, wash your face, and pat dry with a clean towel.</p> <h2>5. Hot Oils</h2> <p>Many different oils can work for a hot oil mask, but most people find that they get the best results from using either extra virgin olive oil or pure coconut oil.</p> <ul> <li>&frac14; cup oil</li> </ul> <p>Microwave oil for about 20&ndash;30 seconds until it is hot, but not scalding and apply for five minutes. Rinse your face thoroughly and pat dry with a clean towel.</p> <p>Enjoy your bright, beautiful, glowing skin, and feel good knowing that none of those extra ingredients in your kitchen went to waste!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-diy-beauty-masks-made-from-food">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-10"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-homemade-beauty-treatments-that-actually-work">7 Homemade Beauty Treatments That Actually Work</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-amazing-easy-diy-bath-and-body-products">50 Amazing, Easy DIY Bath and Body Products</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/eight-natural-ways-to-make-water-more-flavorful">Eight Natural Ways to Make Water More Flavorful</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-unexpected-home-uses-for-mayonnaise">10 Unexpected Home Uses for Mayonnaise</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/diy-shampoo-the-baking-soda-experiment">DIY Shampoo: The Baking Soda Experiment</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> DIY Health and Beauty cosmetic face masks Food skin spa Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:00:09 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1486854 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Concealers http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-concealers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-concealers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_wearing_concealer_000034580444.jpg" alt="Woman applying best concealers on her face" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Concealer may be one of the most important items in your makeup bag, especially when you haven&rsquo;t gotten a full night&rsquo;s sleep. It can mask your imperfections, hide the appearance of dark circles under your eyes, reduce redness, and provide you with a flawless appearance. Many women even wear no makeup other than concealer because it is enough to hide their imperfections and discolorations, without having to wear foundation or a heavy layer of makeup.</p> <p>To get the best results from your concealer, it&rsquo;s important to find the right color and formulation for your skin, at a price point that can fit your beauty budget.</p> <h2>What Is Concealer?</h2> <p>Concealer is a type of color corrector that can hide the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, fine lines, redness, age spots, large pores, blemishes, acne, and other signs of aging. Concealer can be applied before or after your foundation by dotting the concealer onto imperfections or under your eyes. Then, pat to blend it in with your fingers, makeup sponge, makeup brush, or blender sponge.</p> <p>Regardless of which concealer you choose, always start with a light application and build up coverage from there.</p> <h2>Top 5 Concealers</h2> <h3>niceEshop Professional 15 Color Concealer Camouflage Makeup Palette</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0068Y6CA4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0068Y6CA4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=AGTSKCYIWCPPM6R6"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/niceEshop.jpg" width="250" height="238" align="right" alt="" /></a>As Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best seller in concealers and neutralizing makeup, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0068Y6CA4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0068Y6CA4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=AGTSKCYIWCPPM6R6">niceEshop Professional 15 Color Concealer Camouflage Makeup Palette</a> provides complete coverage for almost any skin problem, such as acne, blemishes, scars, and under eye circles. This affordable option offers an extensive range of 15 multiple vibrant concealer colors at less than $5. This palette will save you money, while helping you find or create the perfect concealer color for your skin tone.</p> <p>It also has the ideal colors to contour the face and camouflage any skin problems. A little goes a long way with this concealer, so start with a light application and build from there. This is ideal for anyone who wants to conceal any face imperfections, and is also widely used in professional salons and for wedding makeup application.</p> <p><em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0068Y6CA4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0068Y6CA4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=AGTSKCYIWCPPM6R6">Currently $3.99 on Amazon</a></em></p> <h3>Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Y9GY44/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004Y9GY44&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=EGIIYNLIDDNQMOIA"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/maybelline.jpg" width="50" height="250" align="right" alt="" /></a>As one of Amazon&rsquo;s bestselling concealers, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Y9GY44/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004Y9GY44&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=EGIIYNLIDDNQMOIA">Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer</a> is also one of the top concealer picks by Elle, Real Simple, and Good Housekeeping, and was voted the top concealer by a number of independent review sites. It offers a micro-corrector applicator, which micro-fills and smooths fine lines and imperfections. The super concentrated formula is enhanced by goji berry and haloxyl, and offers anti-aging benefits for your skin.</p> <p>While this oil-free concealer can be used anywhere, it is especially ideal for the under eye area. It instantly erases the appearance of dark circles, visibly diminishes the appearance of puffiness around the eyes, and creates a refreshed looking eye area. This concealer and treatment in one is a huge hit with makeup artists, beauty bloggers, and everyday women alike. This concealer is backed by outstanding reviews thanks to its ease of use, coverage, and blendability. It could not be easier to use and offers instant, noticeable results. A little goes a long way and no matter how much is applied, it will not cake or dry up.</p> <p>There are a number of shades available, as well as a Neutralizer shade and Brightener shade for additional benefits and problem areas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Y9GY44/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004Y9GY44&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=EGIIYNLIDDNQMOIA"><em>Currently $6.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Coastal Scents Eclipse Concealer Palette</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004M7WKKK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004M7WKKK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=GQBV4UU4EJC7GC47"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/coastal%20scents.jpg" width="250" height="230" align="right" alt="" /></a>As Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best seller in makeup palettes, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004M7WKKK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004M7WKKK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=GQBV4UU4EJC7GC47">Coastal Scents Eclipse Concealer Palette</a> offers 12 made-to-match concealer shades and three corrector concealer shades to help you find or create the perfect shade for your skin tone. With so many varying tones to choose from, this concealer palette can also be used for contouring.</p> <p>This palette offers the perfect cover up for everyday women and makeup artists alike. It can conceal all types of imperfections, such as dark circles, acne, blemishes, and even skin discoloration. The coverage is so significant that it can even be used to cover up tattoos. It is waterproof, which means that it&rsquo;s perfect for your wedding day, or any other occasion where you may get teary-eyed. It offers a small, compact size, ideal for traveling and to squeeze into your makeup bag.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004M7WKKK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004M7WKKK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=GQBV4UU4EJC7GC47"><em>Currently $14.95 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Maybelline New York Fit Me! Concealer</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0046VJTX8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0046VJTX8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=XMI5PWJXD65DQ4PV"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/maybelline%20nyf.jpg" width="74" height="250" align="right" alt="" /></a>As one of Amazon&rsquo;s bestselling concealers, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0046VJTX8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0046VJTX8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=XMI5PWJXD65DQ4PV">Maybelline New York Fit Me! Concealer</a> was voted the best spot concealer by Into the Gloss and is one of Cosmopolitan&rsquo;s top concealer picks. At just over $4, you won&rsquo;t find a better, more affordable option than this drugstore must-have. Many reviewers compare this to the YSL Touche Eclat, which is nearly 10 times the price of this Maybelline staple. Most reviewers found that this conceals very well with a light application and very little blending required. It offers natural coverage, perfectly concealing imperfections and under eye circles, while remaining light and breathable.</p> <p>Formulated with no oils, waxes, or fragrances, it is also dermatologist-tested and ophthalmologist-tested. The wand applicator makes it simple to apply this exactly where you need coverage. The exclusive translucent base and lightweight pigments allow the skin's natural highs and lows to show through for a more natural look.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0046VJTX8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0046VJTX8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=XMI5PWJXD65DQ4PV"><em>Currently $4.19 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BM1WLQM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00BM1WLQM&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=CJUVNXCBYM6MRKRZ"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/nars.jpg" width="41" height="250" align="right" alt="" /></a>Voted the best concealer by ConsumerSearch, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BM1WLQM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00BM1WLQM&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=CJUVNXCBYM6MRKRZ">NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer</a> is also the bestselling concealer at Sephora and one of the top concealer picks according to Elle, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and Good Housekeeping. In independent tests, it was also found that this coverup is the best option for evening out redness. The creamy concealer offers complete coverage with a light texture for natural-looking, buildable technology. It has rave reviews from customers, beauty bloggers, and makeup artists alike. This is mainly thanks to its ability to cover blemishes, under eye circles, and other imperfections, without settling into fine lines or creasing.</p> <p>Most women also find that it is very hydrating, leaving the area soft and moisturized. The concealer also has antioxidant protection to ward off damaging free radicals. Ideal for all skin types, the universal shade is good for light and dark skin tones and thanks to light diffusing technology, you can enjoy smoother, softer looking skin. The formula is also paraben-free, sulfate-free, alcohol-free, and synthetic fragrance-free to better protect your skin. This offers great coverage, all day wear, and simple application with the wand applicator. A little goes a long way, meaning this tube of concealer should last you a long time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BM1WLQM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00BM1WLQM&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=CJUVNXCBYM6MRKRZ"><em>Currently $29.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best concealers. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-concealers">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-11"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-foundations">The 5 Best Foundations</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-straighteners">The 5 Best Hair Straighteners</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-detangling-combs">The 5 Best Detangling Combs</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-self-tanners">The 5 Best Self-Tanners</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-dry-shampoos">The 5 Best Dry Shampoos</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping beauty products concealer makeup product reviews Thu, 16 Jul 2015 09:00:10 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1459475 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Foundations http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-foundations <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-foundations" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_applying_foundation_000020333782.jpg" alt="Woman using best foundation on her face" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When you want to feel more confident in your appearance, foundation can help. It can enhance your complexion, cover any embarrassing marks, combat skin issues like dryness or oily skin, and even help adjust your skin shade. Many people believe that you should spend more money on foundation because it is the &ldquo;foundation&rdquo; of your makeup routine, but spending more does not necessarily mean you are getting more.</p> <h2>What Is Foundation?</h2> <p>Foundation is a form of makeup that can help even out the skin tone, cover up blemishes, and leave your face looking fresh, smooth, and flawless. Foundation can come in liquid, cream, or powder form, and can be oil based, water based, or oil free. Foundation can be applied after your daily moisturizer and/or primer.</p> <p>Begin by dotting foundation on the forehead, cheeks, and chin. It can then be applied with your fingers, a foundation brush, a makeup sponge, or a blender sponge, depending on your personal preferences and the type of foundation. Start with light coverage and build from there. It is important to carefully match the foundation to your skin tone and skin type for a natural appearance.</p> <p>Some foundations also offer additional benefits, such as multitasking ingredients, SPF protection, primer, concealer, and other benefits.</p> <h2>Top 5 Foundations</h2> <h3>bareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0010P55I6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0010P55I6&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=XD42Y6ADJHHEXJZ3"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/bareminerals%20og.jpg" width="232" height="250" align="right" alt="" /></a>The award-winning <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0010P55I6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0010P55I6&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=XD42Y6ADJHHEXJZ3">bareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15</a> is a cult classic. As one of Amazon&rsquo;s bestselling and top-rated foundations, it is also an Ulta Fan Fave, Editors&rsquo; Pick on TotalBeauty.com, a Sephora bestseller, About.com&rsquo;s pick for the best mineral foundation, and one of the highest rated foundations available. Customers and beauty bloggers state that there is nothing quite like this mineral foundation. The hypoallergenic formula is clinically proven to promote clearer, healthier-looking skin.</p> <p>It also offers UVA/UVB protection with SPF 15 to better protect your skin. The mineral-based foundation applies like a cream, looks like a powder, and buffs on gently, but still offers full coverage. You can achieve adjustable sheer-to-full coverage, but you won&rsquo;t feel like you&rsquo;re wearing any makeup at all. The versatile weightless foundation can give your skin a natural luminosity and conceal blemishes, lines, and wrinkles. It is ideal for all skin types and can last up to eight hours, leaving you with soft, beautiful skin all day or night, without smudging or budging.</p> <p>The powder foundation goes on matte and is available in a range of colors to perfectly match your tone. bareMinerals has been praised for its exceptional purity and superior formulas, which are made without oil, silicone, parabens, preservatives, talc, oil, waxes, fragrances, and other chemicals that can irritate skin and cause breakouts. This can help promote clearer, healthier, radiant skin and provide you with a flawless appearance.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0010P55I6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0010P55I6&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=XD42Y6ADJHHEXJZ3"><em>Currently $20.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0094G3MRY/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0094G3MRY&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=KNQWDWGWVVG7MLQS"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/covergirl%20outlast.jpg" width="74" height="250" align="right" alt="" /></a>As one of Amazon&rsquo;s bestselling and top-rated foundations, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0094G3MRY/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0094G3MRY&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=KNQWDWGWVVG7MLQS">Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation</a> is also a BestCovery Best Pick for the best liquid foundation. This affordable all-in-one foundation offers built-in concealer, primer, and sun protection with SPF 20 to ensure long-lasting wear and smooth, even coverage from day to night.</p> <p>Reviewers found that this foundation stays on really well, does not fade even after hours of wear, covers imperfections well, and provides an airbrushed appearance. The lightweight formula is available in a variety of colors to best match your skin tone. The drugstore must-have is also the most affordable option on our list, so it won&rsquo;t break your beauty budget.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0094G3MRY/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0094G3MRY&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=KNQWDWGWVVG7MLQS"><em>Currently $6.83 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>bareMinerals BareSkin Pure Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JVVPFRM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00JVVPFRM&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=JQMES5ZYMNHB237C"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/bareminerals%20bareskin.jpg" width="153" height="250" align="right" alt="" /></a>Another cult classic from bareMinerals, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JVVPFRM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00JVVPFRM&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=JQMES5ZYMNHB237C">bareMinerals BareSkin Pure Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20</a> is more than your average foundation. As one of Amazon&rsquo;s bestselling foundations, this brightening foundation is an Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner, one of the top rated items on Ulta, a Sephora bestseller, and Women&rsquo;s Health Magazine&rsquo;s choice for the top mineral foundation. As a serum foundation, it offers the beautifying benefits of makeup, with the skincare benefits of a serum, to help improve the look of your skin both now and in the future.</p> <p>This multi-tasking, ultra-thin, skin-perfecting fluid comes in a range of colors to exactly match your skin tone. It goes on light, but can provide full, adjustable coverage with a natural finish. It can even out and brighten your skin, improve the appearance of dark spots and imperfections, provide a more youthful appearance, and leave you with soft, beautiful, even-toned skin and an airbrushed finish. bareMinerals has been praised for its exceptional purity and superior formulas, which are made without oil, silicone, parabens, preservatives, talc, oil, waxes, fragrances, and other chemicals that can irritate skin and cause breakouts.</p> <p>As a combination foundation and tinted moisturizer, this clinically proven tone-correcting mineral foundation and brightening serum also contains a coconut-derived base with jojoba-coated mineral pigments, Supercharged Lilac Plant Stem Cells, Vitamin C, and SPF 20 to better protect your skin.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JVVPFRM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00JVVPFRM&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=JQMES5ZYMNHB237C"><em>Currently $25.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007A2Z4VQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B007A2Z4VQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=PFHLLJHA35ICMBVH"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/pur%20minerals.jpg" width="232" height="250" align="right" alt="" /></a>As one of Amazon&rsquo;s bestselling foundations, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007A2Z4VQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B007A2Z4VQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=PFHLLJHA35ICMBVH">Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup</a> is also an Ulta Pick and backed by overwhelmingly positive reviews online. The 4-in-1 formula contains foundation, powder, concealer, and SPF 15 to best protect and beautify the skin. Save time on your morning routine by accomplishing multiple steps with one pressed mineral foundation. Formulated with vitamin E, Silica, organic shea butter, this foundation can help nourish, hydrate, and improve the condition of your skin both now and in the future.</p> <p>It is also clinically proven to correct and prevent your skin concerns, smooth away the look of fine lines and wrinkles, balance uneven skin tone, and firm the skin's appearance. It provides full, flawless coverage, while remaining light on the skin. If you are looking for a liquid foundation, Pur Minerals also offers a top rated 4-in-1 liquid foundation, which offers similar benefits.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007A2Z4VQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B007A2Z4VQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=PFHLLJHA35ICMBVH"><em>Currently $27.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Maybelline New York Dream Matte Mousse Foundation</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00112BTH4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00112BTH4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=ZUBBFMVPULNEFKAU"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/maybelline%20dream.jpg" width="250" height="148" align="right" alt="" /></a>As one of Amazon&rsquo;s bestselling and top-rated foundations, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00112BTH4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00112BTH4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=ZUBBFMVPULNEFKAU">Maybelline New York Dream Matte Mousse Foundation</a> is one of the highest rated foundations online. Reviews state that this revolutionary air-soft mousse foundation feels light and soft on the skin, removes oil and shine, and provides rich, full coverage with an airbrushed finish. The perfecting coverage and even toned results will last from day to night.</p> <p>This affordable drugstore find is ideal for any skin type and skin tone. If the lightweight whipped mousse foundation is not right for you, try Maybelline&rsquo;s liquid formula, which has the same affordable price point. Both the matte and liquid formulas are very well received by both customers and makeup artists alike.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00112BTH4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00112BTH4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=ZUBBFMVPULNEFKAU"><em>Currently $6.89 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best foundations. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-foundations">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-12"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-concealers">The 5 Best Concealers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-straighteners">The 5 Best Hair Straighteners</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-detangling-combs">The 5 Best Detangling Combs</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-self-tanners">The 5 Best Self-Tanners</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-dry-shampoos">The 5 Best Dry Shampoos</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping beauty products foundations makeup product reviews Wed, 15 Jul 2015 09:00:13 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1459605 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Hair Growth Products for Men http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-growth-products-for-men <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-hair-growth-products-for-men" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/man_hair_growth_000015132879.jpg" alt="Man using best hair growth product on receding hair" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you experiencing hair loss? This is completely natural and, in many cases, it can be prevented or reversed. Hair loss or thinning can be caused by a number of things, such as genetics, aging, stress, or medical conditions such as alopecia. Male pattern baldness is very common and can lead to embarrassing situations for many men.</p> <p>However, certain over-the-counter topical treatments and supplements can help stimulate hair growth and prevent further shedding, so you can have a fuller head of hair in as little as two months. A trip to your doctor or dermatologist can provide you with more solutions, but we&rsquo;ve covered some of the most effective hair growth products for men to get you started.</p> <h2>What Is a Hair Growth Product?</h2> <p>A hair growth product can stimulate the scalp and hair follicle so that you can regrow hair more quickly. It can also help you keep the hair you have and make your hair appear thicker and fuller right away. These products are ideal for men who have a general thinning of hair on the top of the scalp, or low to moderate hair loss.</p> <p>Results can take awhile to become apparent, so it&rsquo;s important to be patient and follow the regimen exactly. It is best to begin using these products at the first signs of balding or hair thinning for the best results. Drinking more water, eating a balanced diet, taking a daily multivitamin, and taking advantage of additional supplements like Biotin can also help speed up hair regrowth.</p> <h2>Top 5 Hair Growth Products for Men</h2> <h3>Rogaine for Men Hair Regrowth Treatment, 5% Minoxidil Topical Aerosol</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0012BNVE8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0012BNVE8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=C4OVAXONH47Z2IXZ"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/rogaine.jpg" width="156" height="250" align="right" alt="" /></a>As Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best seller in hair regrowth treatments, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0012BNVE8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0012BNVE8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=C4OVAXONH47Z2IXZ">Rogaine for Men</a> regrowth treatment is also the #1 dermatologist recommended brand. It is also one of the top recommendations by HairLossTalk and has outstanding reviews from most users. This easy-to-use foam is the most effective method for stimulating hair growth. It features 5% Minoxidil, which is an FDA-approved medication for male hair loss. Rogaine works by prolonging the growth phase of hair and revitalizing the hair follicles to help regrow thicker hair.</p> <p>In clinical testing, nearly nine out of 10 men noticed results. The solution is intended for men only and is easy to use on a daily basis. Simply dispense 1/2 capful of foam in your hands, part your hair, and apply in the area where your hair is thinning. Use your fingers to massage throughout the hair loss area twice a day and you should notice regrowth in as little as two months. Results last only as long as you use the medicine.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0012BNVE8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0012BNVE8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=C4OVAXONH47Z2IXZ"><em>Currently $38.52 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Lipogaine for Men: Intensive Treatment &amp; Complete Solution for Hair Loss/Hair Regrowth/Beard Growth</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0037TM252/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0037TM252&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=OAEOA6MJKNJA6VKQ"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/lipogaine.jpg" width="234" height="250" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0037TM252/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0037TM252&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=OAEOA6MJKNJA6VKQ">Lipogaine for Men</a> one month intensive treatment is intended for men only. It features the best combination of natural ingredients and effective Minoxidil to aid in hair loss, hair regrowth, and beard growth. It can also reduce DHT level, provide follicle nutrients, strengthen the hair you have, improve the scalp health, and fill in thinning areas around the scalp and frontal hairline. The comprehensive and holistic approach has made Lipogaine the first hair growth formula that combines Minoxidil with Biotin and a proprietary herbal blend of natural DHT blockers with saw palmetto, beta-sitosterol, fatty acids, and many other vitamins. The advanced liposome delivery system can deliver ingredients precisely to the target area for maximum results.</p> <p>Many users have found that they can achieve results with this product, even when other hair regrowth treatments have failed. That&rsquo;s because Lipogaine includes effective clinically proven ingredients that most other treatments do not. Simply use the dropper to apply no more than 1 mL to the hair thinning area twice daily. This can be used together with other hair regrowth treatments for faster results. As is the case with any Minoxidil product (such as Rogaine), the effects will only last as long as you use the product. This product is backed by unmatched customer loyalty and five years of positive customer reviews.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0037TM252/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0037TM252&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=OAEOA6MJKNJA6VKQ"><em>Currently $25.50 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Kirkland Minoxidil 5% Extra Strength Hair Regrowth for Men</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002VLZHLI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002VLZHLI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=CW3OR6YUWMDRDOEG"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/kirkland.jpg" width="224" height="250" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002VLZHLI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002VLZHLI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=CW3OR6YUWMDRDOEG">Kirkland Minoxidil</a> extra strength hair regrowth treatment features 5% Minoxidil. Minoxidil is the #1 hair regrowth product in the country and is the only FDA approved ingredient for hair regrowth. According to Men&rsquo;s Health, researchers aren't sure how Minoxidil works, but some theorize that it dilates blood vessels in the scalp.</p> <p>According to Men&rsquo;s Fitness, Minoxidil will help slow the hair loss process, preserve the hair you have, and regrow hair more quickly. The six month supply of unscented topical solution is clinically proven to help regrow hair and revitalize hair follicles. The easy-to-use application can be used once daily. Simply apply the solution along the scalp using the dropper.</p> <p>Most users report positive results, but some experienced dryness or itching of the scalp. The Kirkland extra strength Minoxidil formula for men can produce significant results, but as is the case with any Minoxidil product (such as Rogaine), the effects will only last as long as you use the product.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002VLZHLI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002VLZHLI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=CW3OR6YUWMDRDOEG"><em>Currently $25.69 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Infinite Growth</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OI4ANG0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00OI4ANG0&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=AMY2TFAT3S5JQ44L"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/infinite%20growth.jpg" width="219" height="250" align="right" alt="" /></a>With unbeatable online ratings, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OI4ANG0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00OI4ANG0&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=AMY2TFAT3S5JQ44L">Infinite Growth</a> is an effective hair regrowth treatment contains powerful key ingredients derived from nature to address the underlying cause of hair loss. It also features natural Biochanin A (extracted from Red Clover), an inhibitor of 5-alpha-reductase, which slows the conversion of testosterone into DHT.</p> <p>The easy-to-use serum can reverse hair loss and can help you pinpoint problem areas. It can thicken the hair, regrow hair, slow hair loss, ease inflammation, strengthen the hair root, promote stronger hair follicles, and stimulate hair regrowth. The natural and drug free solution provides a revolutionary method to combat both age and non-age related hair loss for men and won't cause harmful side effects. It can be applied through an easy-to-use spray bottle once daily, over the course of five weeks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OI4ANG0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00OI4ANG0&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=AMY2TFAT3S5JQ44L"><em>Currently $39.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>NuNutrients Advanced Hair Regrowth Treatment for Men</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KYXSF00/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00KYXSF00&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UIPHULGTYKVLYXXH"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/nunutrients.jpg" width="250" height="244" align="right" alt="" />NuNutrients Advanced</a> is a potent serum that works at the root of hair loss. It revitalizes hair follicles, helps reduce hair loss, and reduces inflammation, while regrowing hair by reducing the level of DHT (which can degrade hair follicles and inflame the skin). Voted a #1 trusted brand in 2013 and 2014, this effective treatment uses Biochanin A (extracted from Red Clover) to produce results that can&rsquo;t be achieved with other products. Biochanin A is a natural inhibitor of DHT, subdues hair loss, and modulates free radical damage to the skin and scalp. This helps the hair stay rooted much longer, while increasing the size of the hair follicle for better volume. It also uses Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3 Biomimetic peptides to stimulate the extracellular matrix proteins for stronger hair anchoring. It also prevents hair from falling out and improves the scalp&rsquo;s health, while adding more volume and increasing the size of the hair follicle.</p> <p>The easy-to-use spray bottle allows you to apply the serum directly to your scalp, or you can spray it onto your hands to rub into parts of your scalp. Each bottle offers a three month supply and should be used twice daily. It has outstanding reviews online, partly because it does not leave a sticky residue or cause preliminary hair shedding like most other regrowth treatments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KYXSF00/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00KYXSF00&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UIPHULGTYKVLYXXH"><em>Currently $49.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best hair growth products for men. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-growth-products-for-men">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-13"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-growth-products-for-women">The 5 Best Hair Growth Products for Women</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-curlers">The 5 Best Hair Curlers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-resistance-bands">The 5 Best Resistance Bands</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-straighteners">The 5 Best Hair Straighteners</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-removal-creams">The 5 Best Hair Removal Creams</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping hair growth hair growth for men hair loss product reviews Thu, 09 Jul 2015 09:00:14 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1425990 at http://www.wisebread.com Here's How Rich You'd Be If You Stopped Smoking http://www.wisebread.com/heres-how-rich-youd-be-if-you-stopped-smoking <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/heres-how-rich-youd-be-if-you-stopped-smoking" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_cigarette_000023820730.jpg" alt="Woman learning how rich she&#039;d be if she stopped smoking" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>As many as 42 million adults in the U.S. <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/adult_data/cig_smoking/">smoke cigarettes</a> today, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This isn't a health blog, though, so I'm not going rail on about 480,000 cigarette-related deaths that occur per year or the 16 million Americans who live with a smoking-related disease. I already know you probably want to quit. According to the CDC, more than two thirds of smokers do.</p> <p>Instead, if you're one of the almost 18% of Americans who have yet to quit, I'm here to incent you by drilling down and showing you exactly how much money you could be socking away &mdash; if you weren't spending it on cigarettes. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/heres-how-rich-youd-be-if-you-stopped-drinking-expensive-coffee?ref=seealso">Here's How Rich You'd Be if You Stopped Drinking Expensive Coffee</a>)</p> <h2>Not All Cigarette Prices Are Created Equal</h2> <p>Interestingly, the price of a pack of cigarettes is dramatically different, depending on where in the country you live. Each year, The Awl tracks the <a href="http://www.theawl.com/2014/08/how-much-a-pack-of-cigarettes-costs-state-by-state">cost of a pack</a> in each of the 50 states. The least expensive places to smoke are Virginia and Missouri, where a pack costs an average of $5.25. In New York, meanwhile, the price is a staggering $12.85. Everywhere else is somewhere in between.</p> <p>I searched for the average number of cigarettes a smoker smokes per day, but the best I could uncover is a recent poll by Gallup, which indicates that 68% percent smoke less than <a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/157466/smokers-light-less-ever.aspx">a pack a day </a>while 31% smoke a pack per day (1% smoke more than a pack every day). Without clear data to use as a guide, I decided to guesstimate for this project that the average smoker goes through a half pack (10 cigarettes) per day.</p> <h2>For Those of You in the Cheap States</h2> <p>If you live in Virginia or Missouri, where it's relatively cheap to smoke, a half pack a day habit will run you $18 a week, $78 per month, and $958 per year. That's according to <a href="https://quitnet.meyouhealth.com/#/">QuitNet</a>, a free online resource for tobacco users looking to break the habit.</p> <p>Now, say instead of buying the equivalent of half a pack of cigarettes a day, you instead invest that amount in a mutual fund that averages 8% per year.</p> <ul> <li>After 10 years, you'd have banked $14,988.</li> <li>After 20 years, you'd have banked $52,169.</li> <li>After 30 years, you'd have banked $117,207.</li> <li>After 40 years, you'd have banked $268,030.</li> </ul> <p>That's quite a nest egg. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/this-one-thing-will-get-you-to-1-million-tax-free">This One Thing Will Get You to $1 Million (Tax-Free!)</a></p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/Screen%20Shot%202015-07-01%20at%203.47.48%20PM.png" width="605" height="366" alt="" /></p> <p>I know I said I wasn't going to talk about the health consequences but, well, I just can't help it. (I'm an ex-smoker myself. Everything you've heard about how annoying we are is true.)</p> <p>According to QuitNet, after one week, you've added 12 hours and 50 minutes to your lifespan. After one month, two days and seven hours. After one year, it totals three weeks. Now, that's data worth compounding.</p> <h2>For Those Who Pay a Premium to Smoke</h2> <p>For those in New York who pay $12.85 per pack, the savings are even more dramatic. By quitting the habit, you'll save $44 per week, $192 per year, and $2,345 per year. Invest that amount in a mutual fund that averages 8% percent per year and&hellip;</p> <ul> <li>After 10 years, you'd have banked $36,688.</li> <li>After 20 years, you'd have banked $115,896.</li> <li>After 30 years, you'd have banked $286,901.</li> <li>After 40 years, you'd have banked $656,086.</li> </ul> <p>For many of us, that 40-year number is more than enough to retire on!</p> <h2>And Then There Are the Unquantifiable Costs</h2> <p>Many non-salaried employees aren't paid for sick time, and those with a chronic smoking-related health ailment like respiratory disease or lung cancer are at risk to miss a <a href="http://www.everydayhealth.com/news/smoking-million-dollar-habit/">greater number of work days</a> than those who don't smoke.</p> <p>Even among salaried employees who smoke, there are financial concerns to consider. It's currently illegal to discriminate against smokers in the workplace, but that doesn't keep employers from working around the established system. According to a recent post on Forbes, some employers will <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/jaysondemers/2014/07/30/can-you-fire-employees-who-smoke/">refuse to hire a candidate</a> with nicotine in their urine during routine drug testing. For current employees, some may enforce smoke-free campus regulations &mdash; even when an employee is in his own car.</p> <p>Quitting isn't easy. Trust me, I know. Even so, the long-term financial benefits may just be worth it.</p> <p><em>What is your smoking habit costing you?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/alaina-tweddale">Alaina Tweddale</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/heres-how-rich-youd-be-if-you-stopped-smoking">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-14"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/heres-how-rich-youd-be-if-you-stopped-drinking-expensive-coffee">Here&#039;s How Rich You&#039;d Be if You Stopped Drinking Expensive Coffee</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-to-get-your-toiletries-for-cheap-or-even-free">6 Ways to Get your Toiletries for Cheap or Even Free!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/why-i-heart-my-high-deductible-health-insurance-plan">Why I (Heart) My High Deductible Health Insurance Plan</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-times-a-gym-membership-isnt-worth-it">5 Times a Gym Membership Isn&#039;t Worth It</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-save-26000-in-5-years-or-less">How to Save $26,000 in 5 Years or Less</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Budgeting Health and Beauty Investment cigarettes compound interest smoking tobacco Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:00:14 +0000 Alaina Tweddale 1477279 at http://www.wisebread.com 12 Reasons to Stop Eating Sugar Forever http://www.wisebread.com/12-reasons-to-stop-eating-sugar-forever <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/12-reasons-to-stop-eating-sugar-forever" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_eating_cookie_000036483276.jpg" alt="Woman learning reasons to stop eating sugar forever" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I love sugar. I consume plenty of healthy food each day, but my sweet tooth is my downfall and prevents me from being in better shape. And it turns out that sugar is even worse for you than the general news would have you believe. Here are the top 12 reasons to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/eat-less-sugar-with-these-10-simple-tricks">give up sugar</a> (specifically refined or added sugar) forever.</p> <h2>1. Sugar Is Linked With Heart Disease</h2> <p>A 2012 medical article found that in a study involving over 40,000 people over a 22-year period, those who were among the highest quartile of sugary-beverage consumers were 20% more likely than those in the lowest quartile to <a href="http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/125/14/1735">suffer from heart disease</a>.</p> <h2>2. Heart Disease Caused by Sugar Is More Likely to Kill You</h2> <p>Not only does eating excess sugar likely cause heart disease, the heart disease caused by sugar is more likely to cause your death. Over the course of this 15-year study, participants who took in 25% or more of their daily calories as sugar were more than twice as likely to <a href="http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/eating-too-much-added-sugar-increases-the-risk-of-dying-with-heart-disease-201402067021">die from heart disease</a> as those whose diets included less than 10% added sugar. Those aren't great odds.</p> <h2>3. Sugar Changes Your Heart Physically</h2> <p>So we know that sugar is bad for your heart, but just how bad? A 2013 study published by the American Heart Association found that a particular molecule in sugar <a href="http://jaha.ahajournals.org/content/2/3/e004796">changes the protein around your heart</a> and affects the pumping mechanism. This was a controlled study involving the hearts of rats, but subsequently the study's authors also examined failing human hearts and saw many of the same reactions.</p> <h2>4. Sugar Is Worse for Your Blood Pressure Than Salt</h2> <p>We often think of salt as the culprit when it comes to blood pressure. But a December 2014 study found that added sugar is <a href="http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Hypertension/49078">worse for your hypertension</a> than salt. They reviewed multiple studies involving sodium intake, as well as studies involving sugar, and determined that salt may actually have limited effects on your blood pressure, but sugar, in multiple studies, did increase blood pressure.</p> <h2>5. Sugar Destroys Your Teeth (But Not in the Way You Think)</h2> <p>Did you know that sugar isn't directly the cause of tooth decay? What actually destroys your teeth is acid &mdash; not sugar. But there is a link between the two. The sugar ends up causing the bacteria in your mouth to <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-surprising-relationship-between-sugar-and-tooth-decay-232927761.html">produce acid</a>, which causes your teeth to decay.</p> <h2>6. Belly Fat Is Caused by Sugar</h2> <p>Excess fructose intake (not glucose) causes visceral fat cells to mature as found in a 2010 study. In a UK study involving children, scientists found that when children's fat cells are maturing, and glucose is present, more cells <a href="http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-06/tes-fsm062010.php">turn into fat cells</a> in belly and visceral (below the skin) fat.</p> <h2>7. Sugar Decreases the Colon Cancer Survival Rate</h2> <p>The Oxford University Press published a study in 2010 that found that &quot;higher dietary glycemic load and total carbohydrate intake were statistically significant associated with an increased risk of recurrence and mortality in <a href="http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/104/22/1702">stage III colon cancer patients</a>. These findings support the role of energy balance factors in colon cancer progression and may offer potential opportunities to improve patient survival.&quot; In plain English: too much sugar is found to decrease the survival rate for those with colon cancer.</p> <h2>8. High Sugar Intake Decreases Breast Cancer Survival Rate</h2> <p>A study published in 2005 links increased carbohydrates and refined sugar with poorer survival rates after a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. This study examined those women with breast cancer, and found that women in remission have much <a href="http://ict.sagepub.com/content/4/1/25">lower blood glucose levels</a>.</p> <h2>9. Sugar Is More Addictive Than Cocaine</h2> <p>In a study with rats, French scientists found that rats <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/healthyeating/9987825/Sweet-poison-why-sugar-is-ruining-our-health.html">chose sugar over cocaine</a>. What is most surprising is that even when the rat was already addicted to cocaine, it still was most likely to choose the sugar over the cocaine. So, it will be no small task to overcome a sugar addiction.</p> <h2>10. Sugar May Be Just as Toxic for Your Liver as Alcohol</h2> <p>In a study published in Nature in 2012, the authors argued that the dangers of sugar may justify putting public health warnings on certain sugary products. And, they cited evidence that refined sugar may be just as <a href="http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v482/n7383/full/482027a.html#t1">bad for your liver</a> as alcohol.</p> <h2>11. Sugar Is a Toxin</h2> <p>Sugar is now sometimes even referred to as a &quot;poison&quot; because of how terrible it is for you (see the public health warning mentioned above). An incredibly popular lecture on YouTube is called &quot;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM">Sugar: The Bitter Truth</a>&quot; by Robert Lustig, and a similar article sifts through the evidence of referring to <a href="http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/brainwaves/is-sugar-really-toxic-sifting-through-the-evidence/">sugar as a poison</a> in Scientific American.</p> <h2>12. Sugar Is Expensive</h2> <p>Beyond the financial costs of helping your body overcome any of the ailments above that plague you, sugar consumption is actually quite tough on your wallet. Assuming you eat an average of 130 pounds of sugar a year (which is the U.S. national average), if you only ate this in the form of white sugar you purchase at the grocery store, you would be spending around $200 a year. But most people consume the majority of their sugar in the form of soda and candy. If you consumed 130 pounds of sugar in cans of Coke, you would be consuming about 1340 cans of Coke, at an average price of 60 cents each; over $800 total. And Coke has a lot of sugar per can, so this is still relatively cheap.</p> <p>Obviously you can't give up all forms of sugar, since fruits and vegetables also contain plenty of sugar (though research suggests that the molecular makeup of fruits and vegetables means that the sugar in these foods does not damage your body the way processed sugar does). But the list above ought to be enough reason to at least start trying to cut down your sugar intake.</p> <p><em>How will you cut back on sugar?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/elizabeth-lang">Elizabeth Lang</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-reasons-to-stop-eating-sugar-forever">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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