Health and Beauty http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/4803/all en-US 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="/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. 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/eat-less-sugar-with-these-10-simple-tricks">Eat Less Sugar With These 10 Simple Tricks</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/youll-be-surprised-how-much-sugar-these-10-foods-have">You&#039;ll Be Surprised How Much Sugar These 10 Foods Have</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/so-you-think-youre-a-carnivore">So, You Think You&#039;re a Carnivore?</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/why-you-should-never-feel-guilty-about-eating-ice-cream">Why You Should Never Feel Guilty About Eating Ice Cream</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/turbo-charge-your-diet-with-superfoods">Turbo-Charge Your Nutrition With Superfoods</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Health and Beauty dessert diet fat health risks sugar sweets Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:00:12 +0000 Elizabeth Lang 1475755 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Sunscreens http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-sunscreens <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-sunscreens" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_wearing_sunscreen_000019666669.jpg" alt="Woman wearing best sunscreen at the beach" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Spending some time in the sun is a great way to improve your mood, improve your health, get some much-needed vitamin D, and give you a better outlook on life. However, being in the sun can also expose your delicate skin to damaging UVA and UVB rays. This can cause skin damage, can increase your risk of skin cancer, and can cause your face and skin to age prematurely. To prevent this type of damage, it is important to find a quality sunblock that you enjoy wearing and feel confident can protect your skin.</p> <p>Sunscreen should be applied liberally whenever you&rsquo;re in the sun: all day, everyday, at any age. Nobody is safe from the sun, so it&rsquo;s important to protect your skin every day of your life. Along with wearing sunscreen on your face and body, you should also seek shade when the sun is out, cover up with protective clothing, wear a hat, and wear sunglasses with UV absorption to better protect yourself from the sun.</p> <h2>What Is Sunscreen?</h2> <p>Sunscreen is a topical cream, lotion, gel, or spray that can be applied to the face and body to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. It is always a good idea to combine products that contain SPF with sunscreen for optimal sun protection. Sunscreen works by absorbing or reflecting the sun&rsquo;s ultraviolet (UV) radiation so that it cannot reach the deeper layers of the skin.</p> <p>To get the most from your sun protection, it is important to find sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. We have covered some of the best sunscreens, so that you can protect yourself from UVA and UVB rays, prevent sun damage, and hydrate your skin all at once.</p> <h2>Top 5 Sunscreens</h2> <h3>Blue Lizard Sensitive Sunscreen SPF 30+</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003AVNK0S/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003AVNK0S&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=ZHILK4EUOODW3YWL"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/blue%20lizard.jpg" width="105" height="240" align="right" alt="" /></a>As Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best seller in sports sunscreen and one of TotalBeauty.com&rsquo;s top sunscreen choices, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003AVNK0S/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003AVNK0S&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=ZHILK4EUOODW3YWL">Blue Lizard Sensitive Sunscreen SPF 30</a>+ is gentle enough even for sensitive skin and can be used everyday on both the face and body. This classic dermatologist-recommended sunblock uses only high quality natural minerals for broad spectrum UVA and UVB skin protection.</p> <p>It is also paraben-free, fragrance-free, and chemical-free. Both the sunscreen and the bottle itself can help protect you from the sun. That&rsquo;s because the patented BPA-free Smart Bottle turns blue in the presence of harmful UV rays and becomes a deeper blue color with the presence of more UV rays, so you&rsquo;ll know when you&rsquo;re in danger and have an automatic reminder to apply your sunscreen.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003AVNK0S/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003AVNK0S&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=ZHILK4EUOODW3YWL"><em>Currently $24.45 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid for Face</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002CML1XE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002CML1XE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=VDCKTBV3DCATMOHW"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/la%20roche.jpg" width="86" height="240" align="right" alt="" /></a>The award-winning <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002CML1XE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002CML1XE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=VDCKTBV3DCATMOHW">La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid for Face</a> is Consumer Reports&rsquo; top sunscreen pick with a 100% rating and was also chosen as a top pick by TotalBeauty.com and ConsumerSearch. This dermatologist-recommended sunscreen is ideal for normal, oily, combination and sensitive skin, and offers a powdery matte finish.</p> <p>This fast absorbing, water-resistant sunscreen is fragrance-free, PABA-free, non-comedogenic, and comfortable to wear. It offers broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and SPF 60 to protect the skin from UV-induced skin damage. It features Cell-Ox Shield, which can protect your skin at the cellular level, as well as an advanced UV filtering system, and a powerful antioxidant complex called Senna Alata, which is a tropical leaf extract known to defend skin cells. It is also photostable for longer-lasting protection and water-resistant for up to 80 minutes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002CML1XE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002CML1XE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=VDCKTBV3DCATMOHW"><em>Currently $22.29 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Coppertone Sunscreen Lotion Ultra Guard Broad Spectrum SPF 50</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GG146C/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000GG146C&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=JRXV57PX7Y5ERHMP"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/coppertone%20ultra.jpg" width="95" height="240" align="right" alt="" /></a>Coppertone makes a number of award-winning sunscreens for babies, kids, and adults, so you almost can&rsquo;t go wrong with <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GG146C/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000GG146C&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=JRXV57PX7Y5ERHMP">Coppertone Sunscreen Lotion</a>. They are also the #1 pediatrician recommended brand and make kid-friendly options like &ldquo;Wacky Foam&rdquo; that kids actually like using. InStyle, TotalBeauty.com and Consumer Reports also stand behind Coppertone sunscreens and their heavy-duty protection. The Coppertone Sunscreen Lotion Ultra Guard Broad Spectrum SPF 50 can prevent sunburn and provide extra UVA and UVB protection. The water-resistant, non-greasy, non-comedogenic sunscreen provides broad-spectrum protection from the sun's damaging rays using Avobenzone.</p> <p>It can also moisturize your skin in the process with Aloe, Vitamin E, and specially blended moisturizers. It is also PABA-free, dermatologist-tested, and water-resistant for 80 minutes. This sunscreen is perfect even for the hottest climates and Coppertone offers other options of SPF 100+.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GG146C/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000GG146C&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=JRXV57PX7Y5ERHMP"><em>Currently $6.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Neutrogena Age Shield Face Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 110</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0037LOQQI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0037LOQQI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=J7W724GROH3NAIUH"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/neutrogena%20age%20shield.jpg" width="83" height="240" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you want to protect, preserve, and care for your skin, then <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0037LOQQI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0037LOQQI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=J7W724GROH3NAIUH">Neutrogena Age Shield Face Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 110</a> is the right lightweight sunscreen for you. The water-resistant face lotion comes from a #1 dermatologist recommended brand of suncare and is oil-free, PABA-free, non-greasy, and non-comedogenic. It offers broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection and can protect skin six layers deep from the sun&rsquo;s damaging rays.</p> <p>It also combats free radical damage and has anti-aging properties to help better care for your skin. It also features Helioplex, which helps screen out UVB burning rays and prevent UVA aging rays from penetrating the surface layers. This lotion is also packed with skin conditioners, which will hydrate and replenish the skin.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0037LOQQI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0037LOQQI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=J7W724GROH3NAIUH"><em>Currently $9.35 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Eltamd UV Clear SPF 46</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002MSN3QQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002MSN3QQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=MRWSZHDS4FHXRJ5G"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/eltamd.jpg" width="85" height="240" align="right" alt="" /></a>As Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best seller in skin sun protection, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002MSN3QQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002MSN3QQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=MRWSZHDS4FHXRJ5G">Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46</a> is intended for skin types prone to acne, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation, but is great for all skin types. Backed by great reviews, even users with sensitive and acne-prone complexions love wearing this alone or under makeup. The lightweight, oil-free facial sunscreen calms and protects acne-prone skin, while offering broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection.</p> <p>It also helps reduce the appearance of blemishes, discoloration, and photo-damaged skin, while protecting it from sun damage. It is also oil-free, paraben-free, non-comedogenic, fragrance-free, and is specially formulated with 5% pure form Niacinamide, which is like Vitamin B3 or niacine without the same toxic effects.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002MSN3QQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002MSN3QQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=MRWSZHDS4FHXRJ5G"><em>Currently $29.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best sunscreens. 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-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-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/the-5-best-self-tanners">The 5 Best Self-Tanners</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-resistance-bands">The 5 Best Resistance Bands</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-dry-shampoos">The 5 Best Dry Shampoos</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-growth-products-for-women">The 5 Best Hair Growth Products for Women</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Lifestyle Shopping beauty products product reviews skin care sunscreen Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:00:12 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1465413 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Self-Tanners http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-self-tanners <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-self-tanners" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_self_tanner_000017372868.jpg" alt="Woman applying best self-tanner on her legs" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When you&rsquo;re looking for a nice, even tan, a quality self-tanner can get you there in no time. Regularly visiting a tanning salon or tanning outdoors can be very damaging to your skin, especially over time. By using a self-tanner, you can still achieve the golden color you want, without having to worry about unnecessarily exposing your skin to harmful UVA and UVB rays.</p> <h2>What Is Self-Tanner?</h2> <p>Self-tanner is a topical cream, lotion, gel, or spray that can be applied to the face and body to produce an artificial suntan. The ingredients will safely react to the skin so that you can enjoy the appearance of the perfect tan, no matter what time of year it is or what sort of climate you live in. When searching for the perfect self-tanner, look for something with SPF protection or apply sunscreen along with your self-tanner to protect your skin from the sun&rsquo;s damaging effects.</p> <p>For the best application, exfoliate prior to use and use an applicator mitt to apply the self-tanner. This offers streak-free results and can make it even easier to apply an even layer on your skin. Make sure to wash your hands after application and let the self-tanner dry completely before getting dressed so that you don&rsquo;t risk staining your clothes.</p> <h2>Top 5 Self-Tanners</h2> <h3>St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003CFB3EC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003CFB3EC&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=J6FOAKB72DK4OSPX"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/st%20tropez.jpg" width="53" height="245" align="right" alt="" />St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse</a> is a cult classic with celebrities and avid tanners alike. The best selling super lightweight velvety mousse is ideal for all skin types and can help you achieve perfect application on both your face and body. It is streak-free, easy to apply, and can leave you with a natural-looking bronzed glow.</p> <p>You won&rsquo;t have to worry about streaks or the dreaded self-tan smell. It dries in only 60 seconds and after about 4-8 hours, you will be left with a long-lasting tan. Infused with Vitamin E and eco-cert approved DHA (an all natural tanning agent), you can expect a rich tan that fades evenly, every time. The no hassle mousse will not rub off and could not be easier to apply, making it one of the top self-tanner choices for Consumer Reports, Allure, About.com, SelfTanning.com, TotalBeauty.com, and more.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003CFB3EC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003CFB3EC&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=J6FOAKB72DK4OSPX"><em>Currently $41.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>L'Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Pro Perfect Airbrush</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0039BCT56/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0039BCT56&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=Z72SHCB2TSA6KO3Y"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/l%27oreal%20bronze.jpg" width="64" height="245" align="right" alt="" />L'Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Pro Perfect Airbrush</a> is available in medium and deep shades to best match your skin tone. It offers a streak-free, no rub, quick-drying application with a fresh citrus scent. The 360 wide angle jet applicator allows you to apply it in an airbrushed fashion, similar to what you would achieve at a salon, so that you can achieve even, long-lasting results. The superfine mist does not need to be rubbed in and can dry instantly, making it ideal for busy people on the go and the perfect addition to your travel bag.</p> <p>This spray will work immediately, providing you with an instant tan, even in those hard-to-reach areas. It will also build up every time you use it, until you reach your desired tan. Then, you will only need to use it 1-2 times per week to maintain your tan. Consumer Reports named this airbrush spray the best sunless tanner because there is no orange or green hue to the tan and the results lasted several days. It is also a top choice for self-tanners on Consumer Search, Allure, Real Simple, and more.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0039BCT56/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0039BCT56&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=Z72SHCB2TSA6KO3Y"><em>Currently $7.67 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00025H3JY/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00025H3JY&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=WWH3JFL2VLTNBNEY"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/clarins.jpg" width="92" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>You can&rsquo;t go wrong with a <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00025H3JY/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00025H3JY&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=WWH3JFL2VLTNBNEY">Clarins&rsquo; Self Tanning Instant Gel</a>. They offer a number of award-winning products that can help you achieve a natural bronze tan in no time. The Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel is a lightweight, non-oily instant tanning gel that can be applied to the face and body. It is colorless when applied, but will produce a glowing tan after a few hours, which will last for about 3-4 days. The greaseless, nonstick formula absorbs quickly and can be applied in one layer for a natural-looking sheer tint or can be layered for a deeper bronze. Immediately after application, your skin will be left soft, smooth, and glowing.</p> <p>Reviewers found that this gel produces some of the best color, making it a top choice for self-tanners on Consumer Search, Allure, Glamour, InStyle, About.com, Real Simple, SelfTanning.com, TotalBeauty.com, and more.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00025H3JY/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00025H3JY&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=WWH3JFL2VLTNBNEY"><em>Currently $38.98 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Self Tanner Sunless Tanning Half Body Wipes</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NAIM3H2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00NAIM3H2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=HYHSO52GFY6L3KWE"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/tanning%20towlettes.jpg" width="240" height="219" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you find it hard to apply an even base of self-tanner, then these <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NAIM3H2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00NAIM3H2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=HYHSO52GFY6L3KWE">Self Tanner Sunless Tanning Half Body Wipes</a> are the perfect solution. These bestselling 20 Self-Tan Towelettes are half body wipes that can help you achieve an even, streak-free, natural-looking tan anywhere, anytime. You simply apply the towelette all over your body and in less than four hours, you will enjoy a beautiful bronze tan. Each application lasts about one week and the color will build with time. These can be used anywhere, making them perfect for your travel bag.</p> <p>Thermalabs is a bestselling tanning company that makes some of the best self-tanning products on the market and back their products with a 100% money back guarantee. Each purchase also includes a bestselling 50-page guide to self-tanning, which can be emailed to you.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NAIM3H2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00NAIM3H2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=HYHSO52GFY6L3KWE"><em>Currently $16.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Fake Bake Flawless</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0046VGPHQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0046VGPHQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=ZCZJ6DPXHSCS23B4"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/fake%20bake.jpg" width="226" height="240" align="right" alt="" /></a>As Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best seller in self-tanners and bronzers, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0046VGPHQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0046VGPHQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=ZCZJ6DPXHSCS23B4">Fake Bake Flawless</a> is also one of the top choices on SelfTanning.com and is backed by outstanding online reviews.</p> <p>The kit includes a professional applicator mitt and a self-tan liquid for streak-free, easy, professional application on the face and body. This will help you achieve a golden bronze with no streaks. It also smells great, absorbs and dries quickly, and provides an even color. It is formulated with an exclusive triple tan formula (DHA boosted by DMI &amp; Erythulose) to provide longer-lasting results. The kit has no artificial preservatives or parabens and is suitable for all skin tones and skin types.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0046VGPHQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0046VGPHQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=ZCZJ6DPXHSCS23B4"><em>Currently $11.85 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best self-tanners. 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-self-tanners">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-sunscreens">The 5 Best Sunscreens</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-detangling-combs">The 5 Best Detangling Combs</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-dry-shampoos">The 5 Best Dry Shampoos</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-resistance-bands">The 5 Best Resistance Bands</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-growth-products-for-women">The 5 Best Hair Growth Products for Women</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping beauty products product reviews self-tanners tanning lotion Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:00:14 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1465429 at http://www.wisebread.com Eat Less Sugar With These 10 Simple Tricks http://www.wisebread.com/eat-less-sugar-with-these-10-simple-tricks <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/eat-less-sugar-with-these-10-simple-tricks" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_eating_donut_000015769114.jpg" alt="Woman eating less sugar with simple tricks" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you want to be healthier, one of the best things you can do is to cut down on the <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/youll-be-surprised-how-much-sugar-these-10-foods-have">amount of sugar</a> you consume daily. Most of us enjoy a sweet treat once in a while. But there are ways you can treat yourself without going overboard on the sugar.</p> <p>The World Health Organization's recommended daily intake of added sugar is about 25 grams for an adult of average body mass. That's not a whole lot, considering that a can of soda can contain up to 40 grams of sugar. Read on for ways to cut down on sugar in your daily diet. Even if you start with just one of these ideas at a time, you'll be doing your body a favor.</p> <h2>1. Eat a Slow-Burning Breakfast</h2> <p>Start your day off right, and stave off mid-morning sugar crashes, by eating a protein and fiber-rich breakfast. Unfortunately, many breakfast foods tend to be packed with sugar &mdash; pastries, waffles, pancakes, sugary cereals, jams and jellies &mdash; so start substituting a more nutritious first meal. A veggie omelet with a slice of whole-wheat toast, or low-sugar yogurt with fruit and chopped nuts, are better options. If you're in a rush, have some hard-boiled eggs ready in the fridge so you can grab an egg and a piece of fruit on your way out the door.</p> <h2>2. Eat Before You Go Out</h2> <p>Eat a healthy meal or snack before going out. You'll be less likely to indulge in a sweet treat because of hunger, and if you're going grocery shopping, you'll be more likely to make rational and healthy choices.</p> <h2>3. Cut Drink Sweetening in Half</h2> <p>My Achilles' heel is sweet drinks. I love having an iced coffee or tea whenever I go out. To cut down on the massive sugar overload such drinks can entail, I've made a habit of always asking for &quot;half the sugar&quot; whenever I indulge in a specialty drink. It has become so routine that a fully-sweetened drink now tastes excessively sweet to me. While I still need to cut down on these indulgences (a Grande Caramel Frappucino from Starbucks contains a whopping 63 grams of sugar! Even with half sugar, that's just not healthy), it at least gets me a step in the right direction.</p> <h2>4. Substitute Unsweetened Alternatives</h2> <p>I realized that part of the reason I loved having a sweet drink whenever I went out was simply the ritual of getting a coffee and carrying it around, whether it was at a morning playdate at the park, or during a shopping trip at the mall. I switched to ordering a black decaf Americano instead of a sweetened drink. Although I'll still sometimes order something sweet, most of the time, it's just black coffee. (Yes, I realize I would save a lot of money if I made it at home, but... baby steps, baby steps.)</p> <h2>5. Make It Yourself</h2> <p>Making your own treats at home means that you can control the sugar content. How about making a commitment to stop buying packaged cookies and making your own instead? You can usually cut out ⅓ to &frac12; of the sugar called for in most recipes without sacrificing flavor.</p> <p>You can also make your own low-sugar, protein-rich granola instead of cereal. Instead of buying sweetened yogurt, add a bit of honey to plain yogurt. And if you (or your kids) are partial to chocolate milk, trying swirling milk, a banana, and some cocoa powder in your blender instead. A friend of mine also makes a raw, sugar-free, <a href="http://www.irunonnutrition.com/2013/06/27/raw-fruit-chia-jam-my-grown-up-pbj/">chia seed jam</a>, which her kids love.</p> <h2>6. Start Reading Labels</h2> <p>If you haven't started reading nutrition labels on the food you buy, now's a good time to start. You'll be shocked at how much sugar is in your favorite foods. Once you know which foods are the biggest culprits, you can start replacing them with lower-sugar alternatives. For example, Honey Nut Cheerios have nine grams of sugar per &frac34; cup serving, but regular Cheerios have one gram per one cup serving. (Yes, the serving sizes are different. The world of nutrition labeling is an imperfect one.) Even so-called &quot;healthy&quot; foods, such as juice, can have an excessive amount of sugar and may need to be limited.</p> <h2>7. Be Aware of Hidden Sugar</h2> <p>Even foods that we don't think of as sweet can contain a lot of added sugar, contributing to your daily quota. That ketchup you dipped your fries in could be chock-full of sugar, as is the BBQ sauce on your ribs or the dressing on your salad. Reading nutrition labels is your friend in these cases &mdash; limit these hidden-sugar foods or substitute them with a no-sugar alternative.</p> <h2>8. Get Sugar Out of the House</h2> <p>It's too much to expect the average person to resist temptation when it invades their own home &mdash; give yourself a fighting chance by keeping added sugar out of the house. Make a rule that sweet treats are just that &mdash; treats &mdash; meant for a special occasion, not for everyday.</p> <h2>9. Stay Hydrated (With Water)</h2> <p>You might feel a bit peckish, but in reality your body is craving hydration. Fill up a water bottle and make a goal to empty it within a certain time frame. With the extra water, chances are you won't feel as hungry (and you won't be reaching for a soda when you get thirsty). If plain water doesn't appeal to you, make a pitcher of cucumber or lemon water to keep in the fridge.</p> <h2>10. Don't Go Cold Turkey</h2> <p>It's okay to allow yourself an occasional treat. You're more likely to be successful in cutting down on sugar if you do it gradually, instead of by cutting it out completely. Perhaps you can allow yourself dessert on weekends, or ice cream as a reward for fulfilling a goal. Once your body gets used to consuming less sugar, you won't crave it as much.</p> <p><em>Do you have any strategies for resisting those sugar urges?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/camilla-cheung">Camilla Cheung</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/eat-less-sugar-with-these-10-simple-tricks">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/12-reasons-to-stop-eating-sugar-forever">12 Reasons to Stop Eating Sugar Forever</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/youll-be-surprised-how-much-sugar-these-10-foods-have">You&#039;ll Be Surprised How Much Sugar These 10 Foods Have</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-tricks-to-get-you-drinking-more-water">10 Tricks to Get You Drinking More Water</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-7-most-calorie-burning-breakfasts">The 7 Most Calorie-Burning Breakfasts</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/9-foods-that-will-keep-you-satisfied-for-longer">9 Foods That Will Keep You Satisfied for Longer</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Health and Beauty cutting back dieting eating healthy sugar sweets Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:03:27 +0000 Camilla Cheung 1468451 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Hair Growth Products for Women http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-growth-products-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-hair-growth-products-for-women" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_brushing_hair_000018511145.jpg" alt="Woman brushing her hair after using best hair growth product" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hair loss is natural in both men and women. Whether you have lost hair due to a hereditary factor, health condition, or simply from dying and styling too often, it&rsquo;s normal; hair loss can happen to anyone. Fortunately, there are a number of products that can help make the problem better. A trip to your doctor or dermatologist can provide you with more guidance and solutions, but in the meantime, we&rsquo;ve covered some of the most effective hair growth products for women.</p> <h2>What Is a Hair Growth Product?</h2> <p>A hair growth product can help you keep the hair you have, speed up regrowth, and make your hair appear thicker and fuller all at once. Results can take anywhere from weeks to months to become apparent, so it&rsquo;s important to be patient and follow the regimen exactly. It is best to begin using these products early, at the first signs of balding or thinning hair. Drinking more water, eating a balanced diet, and taking a daily multivitamin and supplements like Biotin can also help speed up hair regrowth.</p> <h2>Top 5 Hair Growth Products for Women</h2> <h3>Pura d'or Hair Loss Prevention Premium Organic Shampoo</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0079R6BD2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0079R6BD2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=IMTSZJROKCQH4DOE"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/pura%20dor.jpg" width="157" height="250" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0079R6BD2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0079R6BD2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=IMTSZJROKCQH4DOE">Pura d'or hair loss prevention shampoo</a> has been the #1 best seller on Amazon in hair and scalp treatments since 2012. It prevents premature hair loss, increases volume, and supports healthy hair growth. The organic shampoo strengthens the hair strands, increases circulation, and promotes fast healthy growth. It nourishes the hair follicles with essential nutrients to reverse any damage and begin the healing process.</p> <p>The new and improved formula with an advanced DHT blocker blend uses effective premium organic ingredients, with no parabens, no sulfates, no DEA, and no harsh chemicals. The specially designed blend is selected for increased bioavailability and maximum absorption. The gentle formula is fortified with an organic blend of argan oil, B vitamin complex, biotin, nettles extract, saw palmetto, he shou wu (fo-ti), and other clinically proven natural ingredients. This can leave the hair softer, thicker, more manageable, and smelling great.</p> <p>This is ideal for daily use and great for both women and men, of all hair types. You can also take comfort in the outstanding online reviews and 100% money back guarantee.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0079R6BD2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0079R6BD2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=IMTSZJROKCQH4DOE"><em>Currently $23.74 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Ultrax Labs Hair Lush Caffeine Hair Loss Hair Growth Thickening Treatment Formula Serum</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HG1JFXY/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00HG1JFXY&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=M73YIMGYPZKMVT7F"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/ultrax%20lush.jpg" width="110" height="250" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HG1JFXY/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00HG1JFXY&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=M73YIMGYPZKMVT7F">Ultrax Labs Hair Lush</a> treatment is an effective serum that can instantly thicken hair by up to 150%. Breakthrough caffeine innovation technology can minimize hair loss and jumpstart the hair follicles to grow healthy hair more quickly. The highly effective advanced thickening treatment serum adds fullness and body to thinning hair for a fuller, thicker looking head of hair, while speeding up the production of new hair. It will leave your hair immediately thicker, fuller, and softer, and the results will get better with time.</p> <p>With the easy-to-use pump, add product to your hands and run it through your hair and scalp. You will experience a tingling sensation after applying it to the scalp. This can be used daily by both women and men, and has overwhelmingly positive reviews online.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HG1JFXY/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00HG1JFXY&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=M73YIMGYPZKMVT7F"><em>Currently $49.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Ultrax Labs Hair Surge Caffeine Hair Loss Hair Growth Stimulating Shampoo</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SZCG0C/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B007SZCG0C&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=OSSVW4OGMXIHMQE3"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/ultrax%20surge.jpg" width="114" height="250" align="right" alt="" /></a>According to Amazon, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SZCG0C/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B007SZCG0C&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=OSSVW4OGMXIHMQE3">Ultrax Labs Hair Surge</a> is a highly effective micro blend caffeine shampoo and is the top rated 2015 shampoo for hair regrowth stimulation. The formula&rsquo;s powerful caffeine compounds can help reduce hair loss, stimulate hair growth, and block the effects of testosterone within the skin. It also contains essential oils, saw palmetto, and 0.2% Ketoconazole to aid in hair growth.</p> <p>The advanced delivery system can distribute the optimal ingredients to your hair follicle for optimal results. It also improves hair texture and condition, thickens the hair, and leaves it more manageable and smelling great. It can also be used together with other hair loss treatments. It is the most effective topically available shampoo formula for women and men, and can be used up to five times per week. It is supported by years of overwhelmingly positive customer reviews and you can take comfort in the 100% satisfaction guarantee.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SZCG0C/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B007SZCG0C&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=OSSVW4OGMXIHMQE3"><em>Currently $43.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Dermachange Hair Growth Shampoo and Conditioner Set</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KR3FD66/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00KR3FD66&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=AKCNIUFVKNVJSAPK"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/hair%20growth%20set.jpg" width="208" height="250" align="right" alt="" /></a>The 8 oz set of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KR3FD66/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00KR3FD66&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=AKCNIUFVKNVJSAPK">Dermachange Hair Growth</a> natural and organic shampoo and conditioner is formulated with raw organic manuka honey, vitamins, coconut extracts, and essentials for hair growth. It will help prevent hair loss, grow hair faster, increase volume, and even help with dermatitis and scalp psoriasis. It will also leave your hair soft, silky, and shiny after every use, while restoring amino acids and proteins to your hair to repair fibers. It restores natural moisture, treats split ends, and has humectant molecules that draw moisture directly into your hair fibers. The shampoo can lather up well, even though it has a thin consistency. It is sulfate free, paraben free, PH balanced, and contains added protein for strength. It works effectively at repairing the hair without stripping it, drying it, or adding harsh chemicals to it.</p> <p>The shampoo and conditioner work well together and can help improve the condition and thickness of any hair types, even for people with dry and itchy scalps. Ideal for both women and men of all hair types, this set can be used daily.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KR3FD66/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00KR3FD66&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=AKCNIUFVKNVJSAPK"><em>Currently $49.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Virgin Hair Fertilizer By The Roots Naturelle</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MEWVZ6U/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00MEWVZ6U&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=JPILFZ4FF7GWIY6I"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/virgin%20hair.jpg" width="284" height="250" align="right" alt="" /></a>Often referred to as African Hair Fertilizer, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MEWVZ6U/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00MEWVZ6U&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=JPILFZ4FF7GWIY6I">Virgin Hair Fertilizer</a> deep conditioner treats and restores weak, damaged, brittle, and dry hair to leave it looking smooth and healthy. This effective product benefits from organic vitamins, nutrients, natural hair growth proteins, olive oil, shea butter, black castor oil, sweet almond oil, and peppermint oil. The invigorating formula can strengthen hair, promote rapid hair growth, reduce breakage, and even help treat a dry scalp. It can help repair years of damage from heat or chemical treatments. It can also fill in for your usual hair styling product because it makes styling your hair easier and leaves it looking soft, thick, and healthy.</p> <p>Using your hands, simply spread it by rubbing or combing it through the hair and enjoy the tingling sensation at the scalp. Ideal for both women and men, for curly hair, weaves, colored hair, and thinning hair, it can be used on a daily basis. The powerful hair root stimulator is ideal for African American, Caribbean, and dry and damaged hair. It has a strong loyalty from people who use it and impressive reviews online.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MEWVZ6U/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00MEWVZ6U&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=JPILFZ4FF7GWIY6I"><em>Currently $14.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best hair growth products 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-hair-growth-products-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-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-sunscreens">The 5 Best Sunscreens</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-self-tanners">The 5 Best Self-Tanners</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-detangling-combs">The 5 Best Detangling Combs</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping hair growth hair growth women hair loss product reviews Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:00:12 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1425865 at http://www.wisebread.com 10 Tricks to Avoid Workout Burnout http://www.wisebread.com/10-tricks-to-avoid-workout-burnout <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/10-tricks-to-avoid-workout-burnout" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_exercising_000049491904.jpg" alt="Woman trying tricks to avoid exercise burnout" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>We all strive to get there &mdash; that magical point where working out evolves past drudgery and becomes a healthy addiction. That state of being where we crave a 30-minute jog the way we used to crave a tin of butter cookies. That's the goal, right? Help yourself achieve it by avoiding the all-too-common fitness fizzle. Here are 10 tricks to avoid <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-ways-to-get-a-good-workout-even-with-kids-around">workout</a> burnout.</p> <h2>1. Ease Into It</h2> <p>Things that start intensely usually flame out quickly. Take a measured approach when you begin working out; try two 20-minute sessions each week and build from there. If you start equating your fitness routine with exhaustion and pain, you'll soon abandon it.</p> <h2>2. Stay in to Work Out</h2> <p>Sometimes, just the logistics of working out burns us out. Packing the right gear, battling traffic to get to the gym, finding a parking spot, changing&hellip;it's like two workouts in one. Simplify things with <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/these-at-home-exercises-will-give-you-a-gym-quality-workout-for-free">gym-quality workouts at home</a> or squeeze in a few <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-no-sweat-workouts-perfect-for-the-workplace">no-sweat office workouts</a> between meetings.</p> <h2>3. Make Minor Changes Often</h2> <p>Shuffle the order of your workout, add new challenges, or change the venue if you're outside of a gym environment. Little changes every week or so will keep things novel and help avoid burnout.</p> <h2>4. Make Major Changes Regularly</h2> <p>Shake things up completely every couple of months. Use new machines, target new muscle groups, add a yoga or tai chi class, or split one long workout session into two or three shorter ones.</p> <h2>5. Freshen Up the Soundtrack</h2> <p>Music moves us. Even the most monotonous workouts come to life when put to a new soundtrack. Channel your inner DJ; freshen up your playlist and make your fitness routine far less routine.</p> <h2>6. Take a Vacation</h2> <p>That's right, take a vacation. We're all adults here. A temporary break doesn't always mean we're destined to end up eating Cheetos and fried chicken in our La-Z-Boys for the next six months. If you need a break, plan for it, make it brief (three or four days) and then pick up where you left off &mdash; refreshed and recommitted.</p> <h2>7. Reward Yourself</h2> <p>If your fitness plan is losing steam, power through by adding a few simple rewards. The trick is sticking to the promise you've made yourself. Make it through the week and take yourself out to dinner. Hit a major milestone and spring for a 90-minute deep tissue massage to work out the kinks.</p> <h2>8. Partner Up</h2> <p>What better way to perk up a workout than by sharing it with someone else? Add a partner to spark motivation, encourage mutual accountability, provide good conversation or comic relief, and keep your goals on-track.</p> <h2>9. Mix Up Machines</h2> <p>I get it. You're a creature of habit and you like what you like. Still, if you're sticking to one or two cardio machines, you're setting yourself up for burnout. Change machines for just five or ten minutes to keep your mind engaged and your body challenged.</p> <h2>10. Play</h2> <p>Working out doesn't have to feel like work all the time. Explore ways to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/50-ways-to-make-exercise-more-fun">make exercise more fun</a>. Better yet, get social and spice up your normal routine by organizing informal games of racquetball, kickball, volleyball, or tennis matches with friends or coworkers.</p> <p>Remember, monotony is the enemy of long-term success. Once you've found your fitness groove, it's time to brainstorm ways to keep things fresh, interesting, and challenging. And as long as they keep your goals on-track, there are no bad ideas.</p> <p><em>Do you work out regularly? What's your favorite way to stay motivated?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kentin-waits">Kentin Waits</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-tricks-to-avoid-workout-burnout">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-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-2 views-row-even"> <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-3 views-row-odd"> <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-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-reasons-why-you-should-take-a-walk">25 Reasons Why You Should Take a Walk</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/36-workouts-you-can-do-in-your-living-room-while-its-cold-out">36 Workouts You Can Do in Your Living Room While It&#039;s Cold Out</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty burnout exercise exhaustion fitness working out Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:00:14 +0000 Kentin Waits 1462009 at http://www.wisebread.com 13 Cheap Ways to Beat Stress http://www.wisebread.com/13-cheap-ways-to-beat-stress <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/13-cheap-ways-to-beat-stress" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_meditating_000025216479.jpg" alt="Woman using cheap ways to beat stress" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Whether you're dealing with work, school, or family drama, stress can drain your energy and kill your motivation. Everyone deals with stressful situations, and we all have our own way of getting through these hard times. Unsurprisingly, some people rely on retail therapy to calm their nerves and relieve stress. But while shopping might provide a temporary emotional high, spending money you don't have can add to your problem. Instead of pulling out your wallet and going on a shopping spree, here are 13 cheap <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-stress-free-ways-to-stay-productive-on-vacation">ways to beat stress</a>.</p> <h2>1. Go for a Walk</h2> <p>Any type of physical activity is a <a href="http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/stress-management/in-depth/exercise-and-stress/art-20044469">stress reliever</a>. Exercise might be the last thing on your mind, but moving around releases endorphins that can boost your mood and improve your attitude. If you feel better, it'll be easier to cope with stressful situations.</p> <h2>2. Declutter Your House</h2> <p>Take your mind off the situation with a much-needed chore around the house. Immerse yourself in a project, such as decluttering your closet, a room, or the garage. Our brains can only focus on one thing at a time, and if you're heavily involved in a project, it might be enough to take your mind off a stressful situation.</p> <h2>3. Meditate</h2> <p>Meditation produces a state of deep relaxation, bringing inner peace and calmness. It doesn't take long and you can meditate anywhere &mdash; while sitting in a chair, lying in bed, or taking a walk. Imagine something that brings you peace and focus all your attention on this image. Some research suggests meditation makes us more resilient to stress.</p> <h2>4. Write in a Journal</h2> <p>Getting your thoughts out on paper is another cheap stress buster. Keeping your feelings bottled up inside can heighten your level of tension. But if you get everything off your chest and write it down, you can uncover the root of stressful situations. You can also record potential solutions to your problems. You might feel less stress once you have a plan of attack.</p> <h2>5. Listen to Music and Reminisce</h2> <p>Put on your earphones and listen to music. Preferably&nbsp;music that brings to mind happy memories, or slow classical music, which helps <a href="http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0070156">decrease stress hormones</a>.</p> <h2>6. Sit Outdoors</h2> <p>A change of scenery might do you good. If you're cooped up in the house and feeling stress, going outside and getting some vitamin D and fresh air can improve your mood and anxiety level. Sunlight can <a href="http://www.healthline.com/health/depression/benefits-sunlight">raise serotonin levels</a>, which helps regulate stress, anxiety, and depression.</p> <h2>7. Color or Paint</h2> <p>Exploring your creative side with art is not only fun but also therapeutic. You don't have to be a master artist or own a lot of art supplies to improve your stress level. A coloring book and some crayons are all you need. This activity takes your mind off your problems, plus coloring takes us back to childhood, a time when most of us were generally stress-free.</p> <h2>8. Let it Out</h2> <p>Whether you have to punch a pillow or scream at the top of your lungs, getting out your emotions and frustrations can provide stress relief. Your stress level can worsen if you keep intense feelings inside, but you might feel better or stronger once you vent your frustrations.</p> <h2>9. Take a Hot Bath</h2> <p>A warm, relaxing bath can calm your mind and relax tense muscles. Add some <a href="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;field-keywords=lavender%20essential%20oil&amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;sprefix=lavender%2Caps%2C625&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;url=search-alias%3Daps&amp;linkId=FE6QYKWJMVD4LTED">lavender oil</a> to your bathwater, light a scented candle, and play relaxing music in the background.</p> <h2>10. Take a Nap</h2> <p>It's hard to cope with stress when you're physically and mentally exhausted. Go to bed early or take a nap, and then deal with a stressful situation when you're in a better frame of mind.</p> <h2>11. Watch a Funny Movie</h2> <p>Find the most hilarious movie on Netflix or Hulu and laugh away your stress. Laughing and smiling is more powerful than you think. Both activities can stimulate the production of feel-good brain hormones. And when you're feeling good, stress won't get the best of you.</p> <h2>12. Spend an Evening Alone</h2> <p>Maybe you're overwhelmed with everything on your plate at work and at home. If you're getting pulled in different directions and you need time to clear your head, send everyone away and spend a day at home by yourself. Use this time to focus on activities you enjoy. Watch movies all day in your bathrobe, exercise, sleep, or just sit in a quiet house with no interruptions.</p> <h2>13. Get a Massage</h2> <p>Even if it's only for 30 or 45 minutes, a massage session eases tension in your muscles and can release dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins &mdash; improving your state of mind and lowering your stress level.</p> <p><em>Do you have other cheap ways to beat stress that you'd like to share? 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/13-cheap-ways-to-beat-stress">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/20-free-or-really-cheap-ways-to-relieve-stress">20 Free (or Really Cheap) Ways to Relieve Stress</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/tattoo-removal-on-the-cheap-just-use-a-black-decker-sander">Tattoo removal on the cheap...just use a Black &amp; Decker Sander.</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/trim-costs-with-cheaper-kids-haircuts">Trim Costs with Cheaper Kid&#039;s Haircuts</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/turn-your-home-into-a-spa-with-these-5-frugal-stress-relievers">Turn Your Home Into a Spa With These 5 Frugal Stress Relievers</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/super-solid-yoga-tricks-to-help-you-relax">Super Solid Yoga Tricks to Help You Relax</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty anxiety cheap relaxation soothing stress relief Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:00:19 +0000 Mikey Rox 1460790 at http://www.wisebread.com 7 Beauty Mistakes That May Be Ruining Your Skin http://www.wisebread.com/7-beauty-mistakes-that-may-be-ruining-your-skin <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/7-beauty-mistakes-that-may-be-ruining-your-skin" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_using_beauty_products_000054756944.jpg" alt="Woman making beauty mistakes that are ruining her skin" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It's happened to the best of us. You hear a rumor about an awesome &quot;home&quot; beauty treatment and next thing you know, you're putting toothpaste on your face. What harm could it do? Actually, putting random things on your skin can damage it unintentionally. And there are all sorts of skin mistakes most of us make on a regular basis that can be easily avoided. Check out some of the top <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-beauty-rules-you-should-be-breaking">beauty mistakes</a> that may be preventing your skin from reaching its full potential.</p> <h2>1. Not Wearing Sunscreen</h2> <p>The sun is the number one cause of skin wrinkles and aging, as well as a primary cause of most <a href="http://www.skincancer.org/prevention/uva-and-uvb/understanding-uva-and-uvb">skin cancers</a>, including deadly melanoma. A lot of the sun damage sustained by your skin won't show up until later in life, when it is much harder to prevent and reverse the damage. So if you're interested in flawless, ageless, and healthy skin when you're older, it's best to make a habit of using sunscreen now. Look for at least an SPF30 broad-spectrum sunscreen, and apply it liberally.</p> <p>Remember, sunscreen ingredients become less effective over time &mdash; chemical sunscreens degrade in the sun, and physical sunscreens can get rubbed off &mdash; so reapply every couple of hours if you're outside. And no, the SPF in your foundation or BB cream isn't enough. You aren't likely to apply enough makeup to get the advertised SPF rating.</p> <h2>2. Not Removing Your Makeup</h2> <p>I'm not just talking about falling asleep with a face full of makeup. You actually need to use a makeup removing product <em>before </em>you even cleanse your face. Most cleansers are not formulated to remove makeup (and if they are, they are too harsh for your skin &mdash; see the next point below). Once I started removing my makeup before cleansing (or &quot;double-cleansing&quot;), I saw an immediate and drastic improvement in my skin texture. Having makeup residue clogging your pores can prompt breakouts even long past your hormonal teen years.</p> <p>I now enjoy using a gentle cleansing oil (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001UE60E0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001UE60E0&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=Q264CG4OOTUOC4YP">DHC Cleansing Oil</a> is my favorite) that emulsifies and rinses off cleanly. Balms (such as <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000WN6N56/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000WN6N56&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=JXRS2AIYGWAG2ZH2">Clinique's Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm</a>), two-phase makeup removers, and micellar water (like <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D47VIHA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00D47VIHA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=C4EQNNXDHZBGYQQQ">Bioderma</a>) are also popular. The important thing is that the remover takes your makeup off effectively and doesn't irritate your skin.</p> <p>Once your makeup is gone, all you need is a super gentle cleanser to remove any leftover traces. Which leads me to my next point&hellip;</p> <h2>3. Using a Too-Harsh or High-pH Cleanser</h2> <p>Remember learning about pH way back in high school? The higher the number, the more alkaline (or basic) the solution, and the lower the number, the more acidic the solution. Your skin's pH is ideally at an average of 5.5, which is slightly acidic. The natural oils and acids of your skin create a fragile but oh-so-important barrier called the acid mantle. This thin barrier keeps bacteria and other contaminants out of your skin, keeps your skin soft and supple, and protects the moisture barrier function of your skin, keeping water in.</p> <p>Unfortunately, many of us are destroying our skin's natural barrier every time we cleanse. Many harsh surfactants used in foaming cleansers, such as <em>sodium laureth sulfate</em>, have extremely high pH. They are super effective cleansers, but they also strip the natural oils from your skin, raise the pH of your skin, and damage the acid mantle. Acne, eczema, general irritation, and sensitivity may result.</p> <p>Ever had that squeaky-clean feeling after you cleansed? That's a sure sign that you've stripped the important oils from your skin. Want to learn more? This post by Skin &amp; Tonics goes in-depth about the <a href="http://skinandtonics.com/the-importance-of-fatty-acids-ph-moisture-barrier-how-i-eliminated-my-acne-decreased-my-skin-sensitivity/">importance of skin pH</a>.</p> <p>In practical terms, look for cleansers that don't deviate too far from a pH of 5.5. Cleansers from <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;fst=as%3Aoff&amp;keywords=sebamed&amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;qid=1432307104&amp;rh=n%3A3760911%2Cn%3A11060901%2Ck%3Asebamed&amp;rnid=11055981&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=2CESH3JWGUUOTL7M">Sebamed </a>and <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;fst=as%3Aoff&amp;keywords=paula%27s%20choice&amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;qid=1432307134&amp;rh=n%3A3760911%2Cn%3A11060451%2Cn%3A11060711%2Cn%3A11060901%2Cn%3A7730193011%2Ck%3Apaula%27s%20choice&amp;rnid=11055981&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=SWRTFLK6YPCEOAVQ">Paula's Choice</a>, as well as <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003YMJJSK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B003YMJJSK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=UIVLYHS7XUVJXPV3">Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser</a> and <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I4BUV06/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00I4BUV06&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=MHHSJ4XXKD4YCGKM">Hada Labo Tokyo Hydrating Cleanser</a>, are supposed to be at or very close to pH 5.5. Non-foaming cleansers are less likely to strip your skin, but even lotion, cream, and gel cleansers can have too high of a pH. Listen to your skin. It should not feel tight, dry, or itchy after washing.</p> <h2>4. Using Harsh Scrubs</h2> <p>Speaking of disrupting your skin's moisture barrier &mdash; one of the worst things you can do to your skin is to scrub it with a harsh physical exfoliator. Please, please, please, for the love of Bob, put down that apricot scrub! If the exfoliating particles are jagged or uneven, they can cause micro-tears in your skin. Even smaller particles, like sugar or microbeads, can be problematic because most people don't use them gently enough (microbeads are also dangerous to wildlife, so I'd skip it). Over-exfoliating can further disrupt your moisture barrier, causing dry, flaking, peeling, reddened skin that is vulnerable to infection.</p> <p>There are gentle ways to exfoliate out there. I personally love using a gentle enzyme powder exfoliator (the powders by <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001VBG7J0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001VBG7J0&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=7U7OBJVZXCYI3BIO">Amore Pacific</a> and <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IA6MRI4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00IA6MRI4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=WQGEJJXX6Q7PDBO3">Tatcha</a> are readily available but they are pricey; try this <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MQ16W9Y/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00MQ16W9Y&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=KME25Z2MHRP3TVEN">Murad Transforming Powder Cleanser &amp; Exfoliator</a> instead). A peeling gel such as <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001ABLKK2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001ABLKK2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=AON2NFQD73O4FS4P">Cure Natural Aqua Gel</a> or <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00APVZ7HA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00APVZ7HA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=WY5JG3RADH3T3FLM">Peter Thomas Roth Firmx Gel</a> is a very gentle exfoliating alternative. Chemical exfoliators, like AHA and BHA, are also good options, but you have to be careful not to overdo them, either.</p> <p>The simplest and cheapest way to exfoliate might be to simply use water and a muslin cloth or baby washcloth.</p> <h2>5. Drying Your Skin</h2> <p>So you've got the occasional breakout. The culprit has to be oil, right? So you should remove all the oil, right? <em>Wrong</em>. Acne can have many causes, but drying out your skin or blasting it with harsh chemicals is not the answer. Dry skin can't heal as well, and a compromised moisture barrier leaves your skin vulnerable to bacterial infection, making your skin problems even worse.</p> <p>If your skin feels dry and irritated, you may need to back off on the treatments and increase moisturizing. Products with hyaluronic acid will help put moisture back into your skin.</p> <h2>6. Trying Every Beauty DIY</h2> <p>I'm all for doing things yourself, but sometimes, putting the latest DIY concoction on the sensitive skin of your face might not be the best idea. A search on Pinterest turns up several DIY beauty ideas that could go terribly wrong. Using a baking soda mask (pH 9), for example, will strip your skin of its natural oils and disrupt the acid mantle. Just because baking soda is great for scrubbing your bathtub, and just because it is &quot;natural,&quot; doesn't mean you should put it on your face.</p> <p>Putting lemon juice on your face is another dangerous idea (acid burns, anyone?), and even great natural ingredients that are effective in properly formulated products, like tea tree oil and essential oils, can damage your skin. In addition, keeping a homemade concoction around for extended periods of time, without preservatives (yes, sometimes preservatives are a good thing), means that bacteria can grow in the product. Pretty gross, huh?</p> <p>I'm not saying don't DIY anything, but be discerning of anything you put on the sensitive skin of your face, and be sure to research the DIY product before jumping all in.</p> <h2>7. Taking a One-Size-Fits-All Approach</h2> <p>Skincare is such a personalized thing, it's a mistake to think what works for someone else will always work for you. For example, other people can use AHAs, BHAs, and acidic forms of vitamin C every day, but my skin can only tolerate them every few days, otherwise it gets itchy and sensitive. Other people can get away with one rich moisturizer, but my dehydrated skin does much better with various hydrating toners, serums, and light moisturizers layered over each other. Everyone's skin is different and your beauty routine will require customized tweaking.</p> <p>Listen to your skin. Treat it like a finicky lover who needs to be wooed in just the right way. Treated right, your skin will be healthy, beautiful, and loyally protective &mdash; love your skin, and it will love you back.</p> <p><em>What do you do to take care of your skin?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/camilla-cheung">Camilla Cheung</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-beauty-mistakes-that-may-be-ruining-your-skin">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/15-great-brand-name-beauty-buys-under-10">15 Great Brand Name Beauty Buys Under $10</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-great-brand-name-beauty-buys-under-20">10 Great Brand Name Beauty Buys Under $20</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/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-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-makeup-hacks-from-the-pros">12 Makeup Hacks From the Pros</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty cleansers makeup skincare soap sunscreen Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:00:13 +0000 Camilla Cheung 1454451 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Resistance Bands http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-resistance-bands <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-resistance-bands" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_working_out_000036369236.jpg" alt="Woman using best resistance bands during workout" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Resistance bands are an important part of any home exercise program. This versatile tool in your fitness arsenal can help you achieve a number of strength training routines from any area of your home. The affordable, easily-accessible bands of latex can help build muscle, increase flexibility, and allow you to focus tension on targeted muscles and body parts, without taking up any space.</p> <p>With the right high quality resistance bands, you won&rsquo;t need to worry about bulky free weights or gym equipment ever again. This will allow you to achieve a better workout - anywhere, anytime.</p> <h2>What Is a Resistance Band?</h2> <p>A resistance band, also commonly referred to as an exercise band or resistance cord, is an effective tool in your strength training routine. They offer a great alternative to free weights and traditional workout machines, providing an excellent option for your home gym and traveling needs. Resistance bands can help you achieve any number of training exercises by simply changing your body position in order to change the tension on your muscles. This makes them ideal for any type of strength training routines, including home exercise programs such as P90X. Bands take up little space, are easy to transport, and can be used by anyone from beginners to fitness experts.</p> <p>Along with assisting with fat loss, keeping you toned, and building muscle, they can also assist with rehabilitative exercises, and are commonly recommended by doctors and physical therapists. If you&rsquo;re ready to get your fitness on, then the right resistance bands can get you to where you want to be in no time. Once your strength improves, you can simply switch to one of the higher resistance bands for increased resistance.</p> <h2>Top 5 Resistance Bands</h2> <h3>Black Mountain Products Resistance Band Set&nbsp;</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/7245456313/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=7245456313&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=EFTDQNRYGLJAMXH5"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/black%20mountain.jpg" width="250" height="250" align="right" alt="" /></a>As Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best seller in exercise bands, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/7245456313/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=7245456313&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=EFTDQNRYGLJAMXH5">Black Mountain Products Resistance Band Set</a> is a great buy. Black Mountain Products is a trusted brand and offers some of the most popular resistance band sets. This set was featured on many independent review sites as the best resistance band set thanks to its comprehensive offerings. The set includes five stackable resistance bands of varying resistance: Yellow (2-4 lbs), Blue (4-6 lbs), Green (10-12 lbs), Black (15-20 lbs) and Red (25-30 lbs). You are able to achieve the highest levels of resistance possible by using any combination of bands at once, without having to worry about multiple handles on each band. This increase in range makes it ideal for anyone from beginners and experts. These ultra durable resistance bands are made from the highest quality rubber and are each 48 inches in length.</p> <p>The set features a metal clipping system on the bands for attachment to soft-grip handles or ankle straps and includes two cushion foam handles, a door anchor, exercise chart, ankle strap, and starter guide. It also comes with a sturdy carrying bag, so you can easily take your set with you on your travels. All Black Mountain Products also come with a manufacturer's lifetime warranty.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/7245456313/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=7245456313&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=EFTDQNRYGLJAMXH5"><em>Currently $33.28 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Best Exercise Resistance Loop Bands</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HMJ4ODG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00HMJ4ODG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=J6F34YRDCFBW4OVF"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/best%20exercise.jpg" width="250" height="250" align="right" alt="" /></a>As Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best seller in physical therapy arm exercisers, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HMJ4ODG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00HMJ4ODG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=J6F34YRDCFBW4OVF">Best Exercise Resistance Loop Bands</a> are ideal for your physical therapy needs and can increase your flexibility, balance, and strength quickly. This affordable set of 4 durable bands with varying resistance (Light-Green, Medium-Blue, Heavy-Red and XX-Heavy-Black) can help strengthen and tone your shoulders, hips, arms, and legs. The multifunctional loop bands can be used for ankle resistance, knee resistance, leg resistance, and on the thighs and wrists.</p> <p>These physical therapy bands offer a complete body toning workout, so you can tone and strengthen any affected areas. They are ideal for physical therapy rehabilitation, weight loss, Pilates, yoga, and stretching. They can also be effective in recovery from torn MCL, torn ACL, knee replacement, and patella and meniscus rehab.</p> <p>This 10&quot;x2&quot; set is ideal for all fitness levels because the bands can be used separately, or together to create more levels of resistance. The bands are tough and elastic, made of high quality 100% eco-friendly latex. They take up virtually no space and the set also comes with a sturdy carrying case, so you can easily transport the bands. You are guaranteed to be satisfied thanks to the lifetime money back guarantee.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HMJ4ODG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00HMJ4ODG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=J6F34YRDCFBW4OVF"><em>Currently $12.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Bodylastics Anti-Snap Resistance Exercise Bands Set&nbsp;</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006O09M4K/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B006O09M4K&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=TSXIX6LGFLP2PZDL"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/bodylastics.jpg" width="250" height="250" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you&rsquo;re looking for a quality product from a trusted brand, then <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006O09M4K/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B006O09M4K&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=TSXIX6LGFLP2PZDL">Bodylastics Anti-Snap Resistance Exercise Bands Set</a> has you covered. Bodylastics is one of the top manufacturers of resistance bands, with various offerings, depending on how many bands you need and what type of resistance you are looking for. If this max tension set is not right for you, Bodylastics likely has the perfect set for your fitness level. Bodylastics&rsquo; sets were featured on many independent review sites for the best resistance bands because they offer some of the most comprehensive sets on the market.</p> <p>This Max Tension Resistance Bands Set is a great mid level system, with up to 142 lbs of resistance, which will challenge most athletes in the most demanding fitness programs, such as P90X and Insanity. This set comes with 14 pieces, 6 Anti-Snap bands (Yellow: 3 lbs, Green: 5 lbs, Red: 8 lbs, Blue: 13 lbs, Black: 19 lbs, and Purple: 23 lbs), 2 heavy duty Handles, 2 heavy duty Ankle Straps, 1 heavy duty Door Anchor, 1 heavy duty small anywhere anchor, and an Instructional Resource. It also comes with a sturdy storage/travel bag, so you can easily transport the entire set. The stackable resistance clip bands enable you to adjust resistance (from 3 to 142 lbs) to create the perfect challenge for every muscle group.</p> <p>The professional quality bands incorporate continuous dipped Malaysian natural latex, woven nylon inner cord, solid iron clips, and dense neoprene. Every ultra durable band incorporates their patented Snap Guard inner safety cord, which prevents damage to the bands from over stretching. While the Snap Guard is extremely effective, according to customer reviews, in the rare case that a band does snap, your face and body will stay protected. Bodylastics sets have outstanding customer reviews and this set is also backed by a 100% Money Back Guarantee for your peace of mind.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006O09M4K/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B006O09M4K&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=TSXIX6LGFLP2PZDL"><em>Currently $39.95 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Resistance Bands Loop Set&nbsp;</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00R4E4GZK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00R4E4GZK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=D7JHQ7IREXROCAVO"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/best%20resistance%20bands.jpg" width="167" height="250" align="right" alt="" /></a>As Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best seller in hip replacement recovery kits, this quality <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00R4E4GZK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00R4E4GZK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=D7JHQ7IREXROCAVO">Resistance Bands Loop Set</a> is ideal for both your physical therapy and fitness needs. With five brightly colored, extra strong 10&quot;x2&quot; exercise bands, you can choose from various resistance levels: Yellow - Light (2-4 lbs), Red - Medium (4-6 lbs), Green - Heavy (10-12 lbs), Blue - X-Heavy (15-20 lbs), and Black - XX-Heavy (25-30 lbs). You can also combine multiple bands to get different levels of resistance. Each band is made of quality natural latex for ultra durability.</p> <p>The set also comes with a free workout e-book with 33 exercises and a mesh carrying bag, so you can easily transport the set. These are the only laboratory tested Pilates resistance bands on the market and built to last. The StretchMe loop bands are ideal for explosive endurance and strength exercise programs, such as P90X, Insanity, Crossfit, Beachbody, yoga, Pilates, and general fitness exercises. They can also be highly beneficial as part of recovery after Knee Replacement, Torn MCL, Torn ACL, Ankle Injury, Rotator Cuff Injury, and Wrist Injury. You can also take comfort in the 100% lifetime satisfaction guarantee.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00R4E4GZK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00R4E4GZK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=D7JHQ7IREXROCAVO"><em>Currently $15.56 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Top Rated Exercise Bands Set</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OAC8IY4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00OAC8IY4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=PERH37PCAVJBSLRZ"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/top%20rated.jpg" width="250" height="250" align="right" alt="" /></a>As Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best seller in Pilates flexbands, these <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OAC8IY4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00OAC8IY4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=PERH37PCAVJBSLRZ">Top Rated Exercise Bands</a> are ideal for all types of fitness, stretching, endurance, and physical therapy exercises. The set includes five custom size 12&quot; resistance loop bands, made of 100% natural latex. They are available in different resistance levels: 1 Green (Light) Band, 1 Blue (Medium) Band, 1 Yellow (Heavy) Band, 1 Red (X-Heavy) Band, and 1 Black (XX-Heavy) Band.</p> <p>The set also includes a mesh carrying bag, so you can easily transport the bands, as well as a quick start exercise guide and access to the online workout videos, so you can get the most of your exercise routine. The mini loop bands can be used separately or together at one time to create multiple levels of resistance. They are great for home fitness programs like P90x, Insanity, Crossfit, yoga, Pilates, Beachbody, and more.</p> <p>They are also ideal for recovery after Torn MCL, Torn ACL, Knee replacement, and more. All Flex Active Sports Products come with a 100% Money Back Lifetime Guarantee for your peace of mind.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OAC8IY4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00OAC8IY4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=PERH37PCAVJBSLRZ"><em>Currently $17.97 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best resistance bands. 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-resistance-bands">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-sunscreens">The 5 Best Sunscreens</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-road-bikes">The 5 Best Road Bikes</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/36-workouts-you-can-do-in-your-living-room-while-its-cold-out">36 Workouts You Can Do in Your Living Room While It&#039;s Cold Out</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-underwater-watches">The 5 Best Underwater Watches</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/walk-walk-walk-walk-walk">Walk, walk, walk, walk, walk</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Lifestyle Shopping exercise fitness product reviews resistance bands Thu, 18 Jun 2015 09:00:26 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1428460 at http://www.wisebread.com 15 Great Brand Name Beauty Buys Under $10 http://www.wisebread.com/15-great-brand-name-beauty-buys-under-10 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/15-great-brand-name-beauty-buys-under-10" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_beauty_products_000060715770.jpg" alt="Woman using great brand name beauty buys under $10" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="145" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sometimes, a small beauty purchase is enough to satiate that urge to try something new. If you're trying to keep your beauty budget on the low side, check out these 15 great brand name <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-beauty-rules-you-should-be-breaking">beauty buys</a> for under $10.</p> <h2>1. Rosebud Salve</h2> <p>The classic <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009I4PRI4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B009I4PRI4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=6MEV7AAJNDYKTSH3">Rosebud Salve</a> by Rosebud Perfume Co. is a cult favorite and retails at just $8. This super moisturizing rose-scented lip balm comes in a vintage-style tin and would be a cute addition to your makeup bag.</p> <h2>2. Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover</h2> <p>Clinique's <a href="http://www.sephora.com/take-the-day-off-makeup-remover-for-lids-lashes-lips-P122735?skuId=1123116&amp;icid2=Travel_Size_TopLevel_sku_grid_P122735_link">eye and lip makeup remover</a> is my favorite no-tug eye makeup remover. It just melts everything off without rubbing. This travel size 1.69oz bottle ($10) is easy to throw in your carry-on for all the fun trips you'll be taking this summer and is a great way to try the product out. (Note: I've actually gotten this trial size bottle as a sample for free at Clinique counters before. It doesn't hurt to ask!)</p> <h2>3. Sheet Masks</h2> <p>I'm a huge fan of ultra-moisturizing sheet masks for delivering a concentrated punch of hydration to your skin. They're perfect for moisturizing and brightening before a big event, and they're very affordable. Try <a href="http://www.sephora.com/water-replenishment-cotton-sheet-mask-P391363?skuId=1622455">Dr. Jart Water Replenishment Mask</a>, one of my favorites, for $7.50, <a href="http://www.sephora.com/brightening-face-mask-P386020?skuId=1608108">Karuna Brightening Face Mask</a> for $8, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;field-keywords=TONYMOLY%20I%27m%20Real%20Mask%20Sheet&amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;rh=n%3A3760911%2Cn%3A11060451%2Cn%3A11060711%2Cn%3A11060901%2Ck%3ATONYMOLY%20I%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%99m%20Real%20Mask%20Sheet&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;url=node%3D11060901&amp;linkId=RBIMC4JFISOUNXJ5">TONYMOLY I'm Real Mask Sheet</a> for $4&ndash;$9, or <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;high-price=9&amp;keywords=mizon%20ampoule%20essential%20sheet%20mask&amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;low-price=&amp;qid=1433949672&amp;rh=n%3A3760911%2Ck%3Amizon%20ampoule%20essential%20sheet%20mask&amp;rnid=386662011&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;x=8&amp;y=15&amp;linkId=IK67LIDDFMV66JBG">Mizon Ampoule Essential Sheet Mask</a> for $4.33&ndash;$8.50.</p> <h2>4. Sonia Kashuk Creme Blush</h2> <p>The Sonia Kashuk brand collaboration with Target is a great source for good quality cosmetics at affordable prices. The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WFQBWRC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00WFQBWRC&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=TL2K6XIMKQJMFQOP">Sonia Kashuk creme blush</a> gives a great natural finish for around $7&ndash;$9.79, a third of the price of many higher-end brands, with comparable quality.</p> <h2>5. Pacifica Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes</h2> <p>These gentle, vegan, all-natural <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IMK5BNG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00IMK5BNG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=KGS2YL3NOZBUHIGB">Pacifica cleansing wipes</a> are perfect for those days you want to just fall into bed, and don't have the energy to go through an entire cleansing routine. This $6.95 package of wipes is free of harsh surfactants and includes naturally exfoliating papaya enzymes, leaving your skin soft and not dried out.</p> <h2>6. Boscia Makeup-Breakup Cleansing Oil</h2> <p>I love using emulsifying oils to remove makeup. This travel size <a href="http://www.sephora.com/makeup-breakup-cool-cleansing-oil-P254604?skuId=1653518&amp;icid2=TravelSize_TopLevel_Travel_Checklist_Carousel_p254604_link#pdp-reviews">Boscia cleansing oil</a> ($10) removes your makeup and rinses clean, leaving your skin soft and refreshed. This small size is enough for you to determine if it's really a product you like and is a great way to try an oil cleanser if you've never taken the leap.</p> <h2>7. As I Am Coconut Cowash</h2> <p>Have you tried cleansing conditioners yet? These specially formulated conditioners cleanse your hair and scalp without stripping your hair of its moisture and natural oils. If you find that regular shampoo is drying out your hair, a &quot;cowash&quot; (cleansing conditioner) like <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00641UCY8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00641UCY8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=TWASQZVWISR7H56N">As I Am Coconut Cowash</a> ($6.79) might help.</p> <h2>8. Pixi Fairy Dust</h2> <p>I love Pixi's innovative cosmetic products. The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RKBHOCO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00RKBHOCO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=UEX3TZQR6MU5FDPK">Fairy Dust eyeshadow</a>, for $10, is a unique powder eyeshadow that you apply with a sponge applicator. It wears well, is foolproof to apply, and feels super light.</p> <h2>9. Zoya Nail Polish</h2> <p>I really love Zoya's vegan, natural, colorful <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HX1VCQA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00HX1VCQA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=G4P2Y2PHYZCN2QZZ">nail polishes</a>. Although they are &quot;5-Free,&quot; free of five toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde resin, toluene, and others, Zoya's nail polishes are also easy to apply and long lasting. At $8.87, they cost a bit more than most drugstore nail polishes, but are still definitely affordable.</p> <h2>10. Ecotools Bamboo Brush Set</h2> <p>At about $9, this compact set of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/mn/search/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;field-keywords=ecotools%20brushes&amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;url=search-alias%3Daps&amp;linkId=ZJI74JGIWYYQ2YPL">Ecotools brushes</a> is a great starter or travel set. Ecotools' bamboo brushes have a reputation for being high quality but very affordable.</p> <h2>11. Konjac Sponge</h2> <p>These soft, all-natural, facial cleansing sponges have been exploding in popularity lately. Used with a bit of foaming cleanser, they create a rich lather and are perfect for gently cleansing and exfoliating your skin. You can find various brands of konjac sponges ranging from $1 to $20, but your best bet is a mid-range brand like <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B1M0XCG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00B1M0XCG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=IP63DGFYYQFP3SKU">My Konjac Sponge</a>, $10.</p> <h2>12. Honest Co. Conditioning Mist</h2> <p>We're big fans of The Honest Company at our house: the whole family uses the sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner daily. Recently, I've really loved using the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LVT9WH6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00LVT9WH6&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=LQQ5AFBMBNU75MTZ">Honest Co. Conditioning Mist </a>($5.99) both on myself and my daughter. It's perfect for detangling, taming flyaways, and giving soft texture to the hair without weighing it down. The ingredient list contains some great natural ingredients like argan oil, shea butter, quinoa protein, and few fillers. It also smells delicious.</p> <h2>13. SheaMoisture Argan Oil and Raw Shea Hand and Body Scrub</h2> <p>SheaMoisture products tend to have great ingredient lists and the <a href="http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6430453">argan oil body scrub</a> ($10) is no exception. This luxurious body scrub leaves your skin super smooth and moisturized, and the ingredient list contains quality oils and few fillers (the top four ingredients are sugar, shea butter, safflower oil, and argan oil).</p> <h2>14. Ipsy Glam Bag</h2> <p>For $10 a month, you can subscribe to the <a href="https://www.ipsy.com/">Ipsy Glam Bag</a>, a beauty subscription service that sends you a bag full of deluxe samples (and sometimes full size items) up to $50 in value. It's a great way to sample some brand name items without paying full price. If you find you're constantly making impulse buys at the makeup counter just to try something new, perhaps you'd be willing to contain your habit to the monthly Ipsy bag and save some money.</p> <h2>15. Birchbox</h2> <p>Ipsy's main competitor, <a href="https://www.birchbox.com/">Birchbox</a>, also offers a monthly beauty subscription box for $10. Like Ipsy, it offers a great way to sample brand name products at a low price. It tends to offer more skincare products than Ipsy, which focuses on makeup.</p> <p><em>What's your favorite affordable brand name product?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/camilla-cheung">Camilla Cheung</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-great-brand-name-beauty-buys-under-10">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/10-great-brand-name-beauty-buys-under-20">10 Great Brand Name Beauty Buys Under $20</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/wantable-makeup-premium-cosmetics-at-a-bargain-price">Wantable Makeup: Premium Cosmetics at a Bargain Price</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/7-beauty-mistakes-that-may-be-ruining-your-skin">7 Beauty Mistakes That May Be Ruining Your Skin</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/12-makeup-hacks-from-the-pros">12 Makeup Hacks From the Pros</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/6-beauty-rules-you-should-be-breaking">6 Beauty Rules You Should Be Breaking</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping bargains cosmetics makeup skincare Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:13 +0000 Camilla Cheung 1455841 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Pasta Makers http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-pasta-makers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-pasta-makers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/pasta_000040627800.jpg" alt="Women using pasta maker to cook pasta" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Pasta is a major staple in any kitchen because of its versatility and filling nature. Making pasta is not that hard, but making good pasta is a talent that goes underappreciated.</p> <p>The next time you&rsquo;re eating good pasta from an Italian restaurant thinking to yourself &ldquo;Man, I wish I could make pasta this great,&rdquo; remember one important thing: The pasta you&rsquo;re eating probably hasn&rsquo;t come from a box. There is a good chance the people in the kitchen have hand crafted those ravioli on your plate and you can taste the difference. And the good news is that you don&rsquo;t have to go without that difference, because you can have a simple pasta maker right in your own home.&nbsp;</p> <h2>What Is a Pasta Maker?</h2> <p>Sometimes called a &ldquo;pasta machine,&rdquo; a pasta maker does just what its name promises: it makes delicious, fresh pasta. It rolls out dough chunks into flat sheets or whatever the desired shape is based on the kind of pasta maker you have. They come with a crank on the side since it requires rolling by hand, but if that doesn&rsquo;t sound appealing. If you&rsquo;re making something like lasagna, you can leave the flattened sheet of dough whole, or you can cut it up if you want to make something smaller like ravioli. Most past makes come with the ability to make many varieties of pasta. &nbsp;</p> <h2>Top 5 Pasta Makers</h2> <h3>CucinaPro Imperia Pasta Machine</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001IXA0I/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0001IXA0I&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=2JXOMGBAG572FLEA"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/CucinaPro%20Imperia%20Pasta%20Machine.jpg" width="250" height="211" align="right" alt="" /></a>One of the top rated pasta makers on Amazon, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001IXA0I/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0001IXA0I&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=2JXOMGBAG572FLEA">CucinaPro Imperia Pasta Machine</a> promises amazing looking, even better tasting pasta made fresh right in your home. The roller is about 6 inches long, the maker is 8 pounds heavy, and is made of chrome-plated steel, giving it a formidable sturdiness.</p> <p>Along with being able to roll sheets, the CucinaPro comes with attachments to make fettuccine and spaghetti. If there&rsquo;s a kind of pasta missing from this possibility arsenal, then there are additional purchase options to bring those home as well. On top of all this, if you&rsquo;re not sure where to begin with making pasta at home, the CucinaPro comes with a small cookbook to get you started.</p> <p><em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001IXA0I/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0001IXA0I&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=2JXOMGBAG572FLEA">Currently $69.85 on Amazon</a></em></p> <h3>Atlas Electric Pasta Machine With Motor Set</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000679FZ8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000679FZ8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=HOOQMJGGZYJN3VTL"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/Marcato-Atlas-Electric-Pasta-Machine_IN_RW_500px.jpg" width="250" height="233" align="right" alt="" /></a>If the idea of hand-cranking pasta seems like a bit much, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000679FZ8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000679FZ8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=HOOQMJGGZYJN3VTL">Atlas Electric Pasta Machine</a> might be what you&rsquo;re looking for. It weighs a hefty 8 pounds and lets you make three kinds of pasta: fettuccine, lasagna, and spaghetti round. The maker itself is made of chrome and nickel for strength and comes with a motor that can be detached and used with other Atlas attachments. The maker itself comes with nine settings for thickness to give you the perfect size of pasta for your needs.</p> <p>With the Atlas Electric Pasta Maker, you get a clamp to help fasten the machine to the table, leaving both hands free to help the pasta roll through since the big rolling work will be taken care of by the 220v motor. Though a few customers complain that the motor is slow for their tastes, many people find it just the right speed to get cooking done in reasonable time. This set also comes with a small pasta recipe book to guide your imagination in creating spectacular pasta dishes in your own kitchen.</p> <p><em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000679FZ8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000679FZ8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=HOOQMJGGZYJN3VTL">Currently $223.55 on Amazon</a></em></p> <h3>Meglio Pro Traditional Style Pasta Maker</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LMGN8BE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00LMGN8BE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=4ZP4XYTWJY2BVETP"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/Meglio-Pro-Traditional-Style-Pasta-Maker-Lasagna-Ravioli-Fettuccine-Spaghetti-56cad250-1929-4033-8d49-d01eaee79281_600.jpg" width="250" height="250" align="right" alt="" /></a>For a cheaper option that won&rsquo;t break the bank, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LMGN8BE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00LMGN8BE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=4ZP4XYTWJY2BVETP">Meglio Pro Traditional Style Pasta Maker</a> is a great option for those who still want fresh pasta. The Meglio Pro is about 8&rdquo; long and has a roller that is 6&rdquo; long. Stainless steel was the material used to make this particular model. With what it comes with, it can make spaghetti, fettuccine, lasagna, and ravioli. The rollers are adjustable for thickness so you can make the pasta perfectly sized for whatever dish you choose.</p> <p>If you&rsquo;re thinking about using the Meglio Pro outdoors or indoors, you&rsquo;re in good hands because it comes with non-slip feet to keep it from getting knocked around too much. Since this option is one of the more frugal on this list, it might not be the best option for anyone who has had experience with pasta makers before and is looking for a chef-quality product. The Meglio Pro is a great option for anyone looking to give home pasta-making a try without having to purchase the more intense, higher priced makers.</p> <p><em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LMGN8BE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00LMGN8BE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=4ZP4XYTWJY2BVETP">Currently $24.99 on Amazon</a></em></p> <h3>Roma 6-Inch Traditional Style Pasta Machine</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ATUKBK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000ATUKBK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=3NKYZ4LKGBZ5EM2B"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/Roma%206%20Inch%20Traditional%20Style%20Pasta%20Machine.jpg" width="250" height="213" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ATUKBK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000ATUKBK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=3NKYZ4LKGBZ5EM2B">Roma 6-Inch Traditional Style Pasta Machine</a> has the biggest variety of pastas on this list that can be made without extra attachments: spaghetti, lasagna, linguine, and fettuccine. The thickness ranges from 1-9, giving the greatest variety of choices. It comes with a 1-year manufacturer warranty and is made of chromed steel.</p> <p>Some owners have complained of issues with the hand crank or some instability of the product, which is expected since the parts are made slightly less sturdily to keep the price low. &nbsp;It comes with a C-clamp to reclaim some of its sturdiness and a recipe book to help you figure out what to do with all the choices having this pasta maker comes with.</p> <p><em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ATUKBK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000ATUKBK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=3NKYZ4LKGBZ5EM2B">Currently $35.10 on Amazon</a></em></p> <h3>Marcato Atlas Wellness 150 Pasta Maker</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009U5OSO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0009U5OSO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=C3ALFXFUXNA5HDIR"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/Marcato%20Atlas%20Wellness%20150%20Pasta%20Maker.jpg" width="250" height="200" align="right" alt="" /></a>Another top Amazon pick, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009U5OSO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0009U5OSO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=C3ALFXFUXNA5HDIR">Marcato Atlas Wellness 150</a> is a stainless steel powerhouse in the kitchen when it comes to dishing out great pasta. This is a manual crank pasta maker that comes with nine varieties of thickness for the pasta you create, ranging from 0.3mm to 2.5mm. Possibilities straight out of the box include tagliolini, fettuccine, and spaghetti. The body is made from chrome plated steel and the rollers are made from anodized aluminium, meaning it should last a long time. Those rollers are better for grabbing at the pasta, making it easier to roll the sheet through without worrying about tearing.</p> <p>On top of this, the fact that the rollers are not made from heavier metals makes them a healthier option than chrome or nickel. A recipe book comes included, as well as a clamp to keep it still on the table. If you&rsquo;re feeling for other kinds of pasta, attachments to make linguini or ravioli can be bought separately.</p> <p><em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009U5OSO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0009U5OSO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=C3ALFXFUXNA5HDIR">Currently $89.95 on Amazon</a></em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/janae-spinato">Janae Spinato</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-pasta-makers">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/13-delicious-early-summer-recipes-to-try-on-your-grill">13 Delicious Early Summer Recipes to Try on Your Grill</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/frugal-gluten-free-living-homemade-gluten-free-noodles">Frugal Gluten-Free Living: Homemade Gluten-Free Noodles</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/frugal-gluten-free-living-flour-tortillas-that-taste-great">Frugal Gluten-Free Living: Flour Tortillas that Taste Great!</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-new-face-of-poverty-is-fat">The new face of poverty is fat</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/are-your-spices-fake">Are Your Spices Fake?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Health and Beauty Cooking dinner pasta pasta makers product reviews Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:00:13 +0000 Janae Spinato 1381311 at http://www.wisebread.com 12 Makeup Hacks From the Pros http://www.wisebread.com/12-makeup-hacks-from-the-pros <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/12-makeup-hacks-from-the-pros" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_makeup_hacks_000011822086.jpg" alt="Woman using makeup hacks you need to try" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I have a confession: I'm a 41-year-old guy with a shaved head and a scraggy beard. It's safe to say I don't know a lot about makeup. But, I <em>do</em> know someone who does. I recently spoke to Angela Wade, a freelance makeup artist who has been in the business for over 12 years. She shared some makeup hacks that she uses to make life a little easier, and to make her supplies last a little longer. I also talked with some of the other ladies in my life, young and old, and hit up the users of Reddit to compile this following list of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-double-uses-for-things-in-your-makeup-drawer">makeup hacks</a>.</p> <h2>1. Remove Makeup With Cold Cream</h2> <p>You can spend a fortune on &quot;specially formulated&quot; makeup removers, that come in small bottles, wipes, or very expensive jars. And yet, cold cream works better than all of them. Get yourself a jar of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NT2EO8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000NT2EO8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=NTJGNMJWDTPV5RZE">Pond's Cold Cream</a> (a 9.5 ounce jar is less than $8 on Amazon) and use it to remove everything from foundation and lip tars, to waterproof mascara and even special effects grade makeup. It will also leave your skin moisturized without feeling oily, and one jar will last you a whole year!</p> <h2>2. Make Gel Eyeliner Last Longer</h2> <p>Gel or cream eyeliners can quickly dry out, but that doesn't mean you should throw them out. To rehydrate your eyeliner, add a small amount of eye drop liquid, such as Visine or Clear Eyes. Then, thoroughly mix it into the eyeliner until you get an even consistency. You can use the same hack on dried-out mascara; however, please bear in mind that your mascara should be thrown away after three months of use.</p> <h2>3. Repair Broken Eyeshadow</h2> <p>Eye shadows can become cracked and broken over time, but there's no need to toss them out. They can be repaired quickly and easily. Simply apply a small amount of isopropyl alcohol to the powder and form it back into its original flat shape. Let it dry completely for a few days, and you will find that your eye shadow is as good as new.</p> <h2>4. Make Tired Eyes Appear Whiter and Brighter</h2> <p>All it takes is a touch of blue; in this case, blue eyeliner. By applying a bold blue eyeliner closely to the eyelash line, you create the illusion that the whites of your eyes are both whiter and brighter. This instantly makes you look more awake and refreshed, which can be handy the morning after a night on the town. You can achieve a similar effect with a navy eyeliner, although it won't be as pronounced.</p> <h2>5. Create a DIY Tinted Moisturizer</h2> <p>Redditor Fightsactualfoo (love that name) discovered that she could create a tinted moisturizer guaranteed to match her own skin tone, simply by mixing a pump of Cetaphil lotion with a pump of her foundation. The benefits, other than the perfect skin tone match, are that it reduces the chance of having a breakout, and eliminates the need to buy yet another makeup product.</p> <h2>6. Make Dry Skin Look Luminous</h2> <p>A great way to improve the appearance of your skin is to make your very own skin refreshing mist. You can buy one of these &quot;hydrating mists&quot; off the shelf, but if you want the best results, try the following recipe. Start with <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00363HVZK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00363HVZK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=CAUYB3IBWY7RMQ4K">MAC Cosmetics Prep &amp; Prime Fix</a>, then mix with a vitamin C brightening solution (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WMFOCWI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00WMFOCWI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=J7LYTJN7FLACNMLA">MAC's Lightful C Marine-Bright Softening Lotion</a> is good, though a bit pricey) and an essential oil, like grapefruit or lavender. Once applied, it will give a wonderfully incandescent luster to your skin throughout the day.</p> <h2>7. Turn Eyelash Adhesive Invisible</h2> <p>No one wants to see your eyelash adhesive. However, there is a simple hack to make it completely invisible. Before applying it, add some black eyeliner into the white eyelash adhesive, and mix thoroughly. When it dries, there will be no white line or film left on the lash.</p> <h2>8. Create Your Own Gel Liner</h2> <p>As you know, gel liners can be expensive. But, there is a simple trick you can use on a cheap Kohl pencil eyeliner that can turn it something that flows much easier, darker, and thicker, like gel. Hold the pencil over the flame of a lighter for just one second, and then let it cool down for 15 seconds. When you apply it, you'll see the difference.</p> <h2>9. Make Eyelashes Appear Much Thicker</h2> <p>Plenty of mascara products on the market promise to give you thicker, fuller lashes, but there is a simple hack you can use without having to spend any money on them. Simply apply a coat of translucent powder to your lashes in between coats. The powder will thicken the drying product, allowing the second or third coat of mascara to adhere better. This results in beautifully thick and full lashes.</p> <h2>10. Blend Eyeshadow Like a Pro</h2> <p>Professional makeup artists can create beautifully blended eyes, and yet the results we achieve at home can often look muddy or over blended. There is a simple trick to make sure your eye shadow is seamlessly blended&hellip;go down, not up. Start under the brow with your lightest shade and work your way down to the crease color. Continue to the eyelid, blending as you go. Doing it this way allows for placement of color whilst you are still blending, avoid that muddy or overdone look.</p> <h2>11. Remove Glitter Nail Polish Quickly</h2> <p>I found this hack after trying for about five minutes to remove sparkly nail polish from my girls' nails. Being a good dad, I paint their nails on weekends, but who knew glitter polish is harder to remove than chewing gum from hair?! It turns out that a simple coat of Elmer's glue before you apply the polish makes it very easy to remove, once the time comes. It just peels off!</p> <h2>12. Make Smoky Eyeshadow Last Longer</h2> <p>By using eyeliner underneath your dark eyeshadow, you will get better hold and much more opacity. Waterproof or water-resistant eyeliners are the best ones to use, but there is a drawback&hellip;they set fast, so be prepared to work quickly. After a few practice runs, you will get long-lasting smoky eyes.</p> <p><em>What are your favorite makeup hacks? Share them with us below!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-makeup-hacks-from-the-pros">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/7-double-uses-for-things-in-your-makeup-drawer">7 Double Uses for Things in Your Makeup Drawer</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-beauty-rules-you-should-be-breaking">6 Beauty 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/15-great-brand-name-beauty-buys-under-10">15 Great Brand Name Beauty Buys Under $10</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/7-generic-beauty-buys-better-than-the-expensive-originals">7 Generic Beauty Buys Better Than the Expensive Originals</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/7-makeup-items-you-should-ditch-today">7 Makeup Items You Should Ditch Today</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Life Hacks Health and Beauty cosmetics double uses makeup Thu, 11 Jun 2015 15:00:10 +0000 Paul Michael 1451255 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Hair Removal Creams http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-removal-creams <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-removal-creams" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_shaving_cream_000025018572.jpg" alt="Woman using best hair removal cream on her legs" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Gone are the days of uncomfortable shaving, waxing, and tweezing. Nowadays, you can simply apply a cream or lotion and let the product do the work for you. You simply wipe the cream on, wait a few minutes, and wipe off any unwanted hair. It&rsquo;s that easy.</p> <p>Unlike with shaving, which can dry out the skin, hair removal creams can actually help restore skin's hydration levels, leaving you with softer, more hydrated skin. It works close to the root of the hair, so the hair can take longer to regrow and your skin will stay smoother for longer, with little to no ingrown hairs, nicks, cuts, stubble, or irritation.</p> <h2>What Is a Hair Removal Cream?</h2> <p>Hair removal creams and lotions, also known as depilatories, can quickly and painlessly remove hair from the face and body. The results will last about as long as with shaving, anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks. When you rub off the cream and hair, you will also be naturally exfoliating your skin, so it will be softer and smoother than ever.</p> <p>Hair removal creams and lotions work by dissolving the hairs, so it is important to follow the directions and watch the clock. If left on for too long, the creams can burn and dissolve the skin, making it sensitive. Start with the lowest amount of time recommended and build up from there, in order to reduce the chance of irritating your skin. If the first application does not remove all of the hair, wait to apply the second layer. Applying another layer immediately after the first application will burn and irritate the skin. It is also a good idea to perform a patch test on the forearm, where you test the product on a small area of the skin, before applying it to your whole body or face.</p> <h2>Top 5 Hair Removal Creams</h2> <h3>Veet Gel Hair Remover Cream</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001KYPZ4G/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001KYPZ4G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DKSNLJC4NWGQYXL3"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/veet.jpeg" width="127" height="250" align="right" alt="" /></a>As Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best seller in face and body hair removal cream, this <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001KYPZ4G/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001KYPZ4G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DKSNLJC4NWGQYXL3">Veet Gel Hair Remover Cream</a> is effective even on short hair. Veet offers various different hair removal creams, which are consistently chosen as the best hair removal creams by various independent review sites. Along with removing any unwanted hair on the legs, knees, ankles, arms, underarms, and bikini line, it can also leave the skin perfectly moisturized, silky, and soft.</p> <p>The sensitive formula contains aloe vera and Vitamin E to help repair and soothe the skin. You can achieve smooth, soft, hair-free skin, with no nicks and bumps, in just about five minutes. It quickly penetrates the skin and dissolves hair closer to the root for smoothness that lasts up to twice as long as shaving.</p> <p>The dermatologist-tested cream comes in a pump bottle with a convenient spatula for easy application and removal. Backed by over 80 years of experience, VEET offers a range of easy-to-use creams and waxes, chosen by more than 30 million women every year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001KYPZ4G/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001KYPZ4G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DKSNLJC4NWGQYXL3"><em>Currently $7.97 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Veet Fast Acting Gel Cream Hair Removal</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DTC0CL8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00DTC0CL8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=PGS4LWNECEFG3QYJ"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/veet.jpg" width="118" height="250" align="right" alt="" /></a>Veet offers various different hair removal solutions, which are consistently chosen as the best hair removal creams and waxes by various independent review sites, and this <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DTC0CL8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00DTC0CL8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=PGS4LWNECEFG3QYJ">Veet Fast Acting Gel Cream</a> is ideal for the legs and body. It offers a sensitive formula, enriched by aloe vera and an effective blend of essential oils and velvet rose to leave your skin hydrated, smooth, and delicately scented. It can also lead to less irritation, even for people with sensitive skin.</p> <p>This product does not include a spatula, so after leaving an even layer of the cream on your skin for 5-10 minutes, simply wipe the cream away with a wet cloth. This Veet product received top marks from customers and various review sites, which dubbed it the all-around best hair removal cream. Most users found that the scent on this gel cream is significantly better than competing hair removal creams.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DTC0CL8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00DTC0CL8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=PGS4LWNECEFG3QYJ"><em>Currently $7.07 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Sally Hansen Cream Hair Remover Kit</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000AA5VAO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000AA5VAO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=GEDJQPPMYMVZCRNN"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/sally%20hansen.jpeg" width="143" height="250" align="right" alt="" /></a>This affordable <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000AA5VAO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000AA5VAO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=GEDJQPPMYMVZCRNN">Sally Hansen Cream Hair Remover Duo Kit</a> has remained one of the most popular pain-free hair removal creams for the face, upper lip, and chin area with women around the country for years. Dermatologist and salon tested, the moisturizing lotion quickly dissolves hair and stubble below the skin&rsquo;s surface.</p> <p>After using the gentle hair remover cream, you can use the extra care skin conditioning lotion to soothe and moisturize the skin. The kit is also enhanced by collagen and Vitamin E to soften and smooth the skin, as well as willow herb and pumpkin seed extracts to reduce the appearance of hair regrowth. Many users found that the vanilla scent is much better than most other hair removal products.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000AA5VAO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000AA5VAO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=GEDJQPPMYMVZCRNN"><em>Currently $5.09 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0058AGBYG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0058AGBYG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=WBPRX4UP6MVTHZKJ"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/olay.jpg" width="158" height="250" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0058AGBYG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0058AGBYG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=WBPRX4UP6MVTHZKJ">Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo</a> is one of the top-rated &ldquo;Best Of&rdquo; beauty products on TotalBeauty.com thanks to overwhelmingly positive reviews online. It features a Skin Guarding Balm and Hair Removal Cream, which work together to gently and effectively remove even the most stubborn facial hair from the upper lip, chin, cheek, and jaw areas in two easy steps. The skin guarding balm can help prepare and condition the skin, making it less prone to irritation. It is ideal for even sensitive skin, and will leave zero redness.</p> <p>The dermatologist tested, specially formulated two-step system offers a smooth finish, which is especially ideal for women who use hair removal treatments every week, or frequently. The entire easy-to-use system should only take 6-8 minutes to complete, leaving you with soft, smooth, and hair-free skin.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0058AGBYG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0058AGBYG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=WBPRX4UP6MVTHZKJ"><em>Currently $17.94 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Nair Cocoa Butter Lotion&nbsp;</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001G7PTWU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001G7PTWU&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=MDLAAZPJ24GNJOR5"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/nair%20cocoa%20butter.jpg" width="84" height="250" align="right" alt="" /></a>Nair is the #1 hair removal brand and this 3-pack <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001G7PTWU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001G7PTWU&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=MDLAAZPJ24GNJOR5">Nair Cocoa Butter Lotion</a> is the brand&rsquo;s #1 hair remover lotion for both women and men. Ideal for the legs and body, this cocoa butter hair removal lotion takes only about 3 minutes to work. It features a fresh scent and can soften your skin with rich cocoa butter and Vitamin E. It can quickly and effectively remove even the most stubborn hair, and leave you with results that last much longer than shaving.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001G7PTWU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001G7PTWU&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=MDLAAZPJ24GNJOR5"><em>Currently $14.82 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best hair removal creams. 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-removal-creams">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-sunscreens">The 5 Best Sunscreens</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-self-tanners">The 5 Best Self-Tanners</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-growth-products-for-women">The 5 Best Hair Growth Products for Women</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-detangling-combs">The 5 Best Detangling Combs</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping beauty products for women hair removal hair removal cream product reviews Thu, 11 Jun 2015 09:00:16 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1426098 at http://www.wisebread.com 9 Terrible Things Science Says You Do to Your Body Every Day http://www.wisebread.com/9-terrible-things-science-says-you-do-to-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="/9-terrible-things-science-says-you-do-to-your-body-every-day" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/cranky_man_morning_000041470368.jpg" alt="Man doing worst things for his body according to science" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>You try your best to eat healthy, exercise, and generally take good care of yourself. But what if all this time, a few bad habits are quietly working to undo all that effort, sapping your energy, and doing long-term damage to your health?</p> <p>Here are the eight worst things that <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-reasons-science-says-its-ok-to-eat-more-cheese">science says</a> you do to your body. The worst part is, many of us do these things every single day.</p> <h2>1. Sitting All Day</h2> <p>Sitting has been called the younger generation's smoking. It's hard to believe that such a mundane, non-action can have such a big impact on health, but yes, it's really that bad for you. Research has shown that extended periods of sitting &mdash; classified as sitting for more than three hours at a time &mdash; significantly increases the risk of a number of health problems. Too much time on your butt can increase your <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19996993">risk of heart disease</a> by as much as 64%. It puts you at a higher risk for&nbsp;<a href="http://sjp.sagepub.com/content/35/5/510.abstract">certain types of cancer</a>. It's linked to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.kidney.org/news/newsroom/nr/Sitting-for-Long-Stretches-Linked-to-KD">kidney disease</a>. And it may shave as much as seven years off your life.</p> <h2>2. Wearing Tight Pants</h2> <p>Love your &quot;skinny&quot; jeans? Just make sure they aren't too skinny; too-tight jeans have been linked to nerve damage. That's right, too-tight jeans can compress a nerve in the groin, leading to a condition called meralgia paresthetica. That can lead to tingling, burning, and pain in the outer thigh that can last for weeks or even months after those jeans go out of style.</p> <h2>3. Letting Stress Get to You</h2> <p>Stress is an important physiological response, but while it's designed to give you the energy to, say, run away from a wild animal, it does little good when you're sitting in an office chair stressing about your to-do list. A 2013 survey by the American Psychological Association found that 45% of adults felt that their stress levels had increased over the last five years. When stress starts interfering with your ability to live a normal life, it's considered &quot;chronic,&quot; and that's when it can have major, long-term effects on your health. Stress has been shown to create muscle tension and pain, and because it typically increases heart rate and blood pressure, can contribute to heart disease. It can increase people's risk of Type 2 diabetes and create a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/stress-body.aspx">whole host of other problems</a> in your gastrointestinal, nervous and reproductive system.</p> <h2>4. Indulging Your Sweet Tooth</h2> <p>Even if you conscientiously avoid the office candy jar, you're probably eating too much sugar. It is estimated that most people consume as much as 500 extra calories <em>per day</em> through sugar. It's hard not to; sugar is in just about everything. Not only does eating too much make it hard to maintain a healthy weight (which presents a number of potential health problems in and of itself), sugar can also increase your risk of<a href="http://jaha.ahajournals.org/content/2/3/e004796"> heart disease</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jdr/2012/789174/">certain cancers</a>, and the same kind of liver toxicity and health effects as you can get from <a href="http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v482/n7383/fig_tab/482027a_T1.html">overconsumption of alcohol</a>.</p> <h2>5. Staying Indoors</h2> <p>According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American spends 93% of their life indoors. That's only one half of one day per week spent outside. Not only does that typically mean way less exercise and fresh air than mom would have liked you to have, but staying inside comes with a long list of potential health risks. Getting some sun amps up vitamin D intake, an important vitamin that's hard to get in food &mdash; and is essential to health. Spending time outside also helps&nbsp;<a href="http://www.prevention.com/mind-body/emotional-health/spending-time-outside-relieves-stress">reduce stress</a> and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.medicaldaily.com/benefits-ecotherapy-being-nature-fights-depression-improves-mental-health-and-well-being-261075">improve mental health.</a></p> <h2>6. Failing to Maintain Proper &quot;Sleep Hygiene&quot;</h2> <p>Sleep hygiene isn't about changing your sheets or taking a shower before bed. It's defined as the activities that contribute to better quality sleep. A survey conducted by the National Geographic Channel in 2014 found that 73% of people aged 18 and over sleep less than eight hours per night &mdash; although 54% said they needed at least that much to feel rested. The main reason we get so little sleep comes from failing to prioritize it &mdash; and engaging in a range of behaviors that make getting your daily dose much more difficult. So what does good sleep hygiene look like? It means avoiding stimulants like caffeine and alcohol in the evening hours, establishing a regular bedtime, keeping your bedroom dark, cool and free of distractions, and staying away from electronic devices before bed.</p> <h2>7. Eating Packaged Foods</h2> <p>Packaged foods are so convenient and so accessible that everyone tends to eat at least a few of them. Unfortunately, the vast majority of convenience food tends to be loaded with health saboteurs like trans fats, high-fructose corn syrup, salt, and preservatives and additives, all of which have been shown to have negative health impacts.</p> <h2>8. Keeping the Lights On</h2> <p>When the sun sets, we turn on the lights &mdash; and our TVs, computers, and mobile devices. But not only does this tend to keep us up late, it also throws off the body's natural biological clock. Because the body's clock evolved to use light to determine when to sleep and wake, exposure to artificial light can contribute to sleep disorders. The impact the disruption of this rhythm can have on the body can also lead to immune system disorder, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and breast cancer.</p> <h2>9. Staying in a Boring Job</h2> <p>One more reason to quit: Being in a boring job is bad for your health. According to a paper published on the subject in 2012, <a href="http://pps.sagepub.com/content/7/5/482.abstract">boredom at work</a> is associated with increased drug and alcohol abuse, overeating, depression and anxiety, and an increased risk of making work-related mistakes.</p> <p><em>How many of these surprisingly unhealthy behaviors do you engage in each day?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/tara-struyk">Tara Struyk</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-terrible-things-science-says-you-do-to-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-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/12-reasons-to-stop-eating-sugar-forever">12 Reasons to Stop Eating Sugar Forever</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/eat-less-sugar-with-these-10-simple-tricks">Eat Less Sugar With These 10 Simple Tricks</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/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-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-get-more-sleep-without-spending-more-time-in-bed">How to Get More Sleep Without Spending More Time in Bed</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/25-reasons-to-get-out-of-your-office-chair">25 Reasons to Get Out of Your Office Chair</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty everyday things science sedentary sleep stress sweets unhealthy work Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:00:14 +0000 Tara Struyk 1447183 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Detangling Combs http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-detangling-combs <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-detangling-combs" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/child_detangling_comb_000051138642.jpg" alt="Mother using best detangling comb on child" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Does your hair tangle, snag, or pull when you&rsquo;re trying to comb it out? Then you need a detangling comb or brush. It will help you comb through your hair more quickly and efficiently than with a wide toothed comb or traditional brush. Say goodbye to painful brushing sessions and hair loss due to tangles and knots. With the right comb or brush, you can loosen knots, allowing the brush to gently glide through the hair, adding shine and minimizing breakage.</p> <p>If your hair is especially tangled or difficult to brush through, you may want to also add a detailing spray to your daily routine.</p> <h2>What Is a Detangling Comb?</h2> <p>A detangling comb is a specially designed comb or brush that can help you comb through your hair with ease, removing knots and tangles in a quick, pain-free manner. It is ideal for adults, as well as squirmy children with knotted hair. An ordinary brush can rip through the hair, pulling out knots as it goes. A detangling comb is designed specifically to gently separate the hair and unravel the tangles. This will result in the less hair loss, less stress, and a faster morning routine. You can even enjoy a great scalp massage in the process.</p> <h2>The 5 Best Detangling Combs</h2> <h3>The Wet Brush Detangling Shower Brush</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000L596FE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000L596FE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=XCGIKH4JVMX2VCBG"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/brush.jpg" width="250" height="149" align="right" alt="" /></a>As the #1 best seller in hair brushes on Amazon, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000L596FE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000L596FE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=XCGIKH4JVMX2VCBG">The Wet Brush</a> is a massively popular salon professional hair care product and is available in standard and small, pocket-sized options. It has unbeatable customer reviews, making it a valuable addition to any person&rsquo;s daily routine.</p> <p>This effective detangling brush can be used on wet or dry hair and is ideal for any hair type. It is effective even for fine hair because it does not pull through the tangles. The ouchless detangler and massager is even ideal for long, curly hair, hair that tends to retangle frequently, and children&rsquo;s delicate hair. While it looks similar to other common plastic brushes, the unique soft bristles and flexible head of The Wet Brush allows you to detangle hair with ease. Available in a huge array of colors, you can find the right selection to match your personal style.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000L596FE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000L596FE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=XCGIKH4JVMX2VCBG"><em>Currently $8.98 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Glide Thru Detangler Hair Comb or Brush</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CGN9LQ8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00CGN9LQ8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UXRZIM4Q7MOPEKCQ"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/crave%20brush.jpg" width="217" height="250" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CGN9LQ8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00CGN9LQ8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UXRZIM4Q7MOPEKCQ">Glide Thru</a> detangling brush is a bestseller on Amazon and is ideal for any hair type, including adult&rsquo;s hair, kids&rsquo; hair, fine hair, and even extensions. It easily detangles hair, adds shine, minimizes split ends, and improves hair health. The quality glide thru detangling brush has firm, painless bristles that won&rsquo;t lose their shape and will massage the scalp, smooth the cuticle layer, and increase circulation, which may help increase hair growth and add shine. The unique cone shaped plastic bristles work to separate the hair sideways instead of down, gently gliding through even the toughest knots and tangles.</p> <p>The Glide Thru brush doesn't dig into the scalp or rip out hair, making it especially child friendly. The brush is available in a wide range of colors and is backed by a money back guarantee for your added peace of mind.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CGN9LQ8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00CGN9LQ8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UXRZIM4Q7MOPEKCQ"><em>Currently $15.88 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Tangle Teezer Salon Elite Hair Brush</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00264NW7G/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00264NW7G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=HCZ27THLCFSLMMDO"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/tangle%20teezer.jpg" width="250" height="188" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00264NW7G/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00264NW7G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=HCZ27THLCFSLMMDO">Tangle Teezer Salon Elite</a> compact detangling brush is ideal for all hair types and can even be used on your hair extensions or children&rsquo;s or pet&rsquo;s delicate hair. It is excellent for detangling both wet and dry hair. There is no handle and the compact size makes it small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.</p> <p>The soft plastic bristles are flexible, which offers painless detangling and allows you to use firmer pressure. It can comb through even severely tangled hair with less hair breakage, cutting time off of your styling routine. It also does a great job of catching shed hair. Available in a range of colors, you can find the perfect complement to your personal style. It has also received praise from a number of review sites, including InStyle Magazine and NaturallyCurly.com.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00264NW7G/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00264NW7G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=HCZ27THLCFSLMMDO"><em>Currently $9.33 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>The Original Vizeri Beauty Boar Bristle Hair Brush</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00M9IG744/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00M9IG744&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DKS5SWCGRTMCF45W"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/vizeri.jpg" width="250" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>Many people agree that boar bristle brushes are best for any type of hair, and the the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00M9IG744/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00M9IG744&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DKS5SWCGRTMCF45W">Original Vizeri Beauty Boar Bristle</a> brush is certainly one of the best. Since the 1800s, boar bristles have been used to naturally achieve unmatched hair shine without chemicals.</p> <p>This detangling boar bristle brush can be used on wet or dry hair, is ideal for all hair types, and can be enjoyed by men, women, or children. It has half-length boar's hair and full-length nylon pins, ideal for detangling. It can distribute your natural hair oils to the ends of the hair, which can help repair damage and leave you with shinier hair.</p> <p>The special curved shape fits the curve of your scalp because your scalp isn&rsquo;t flat or square, so why should your brush be? The curved shape enables the nylon pins to give your head an unbeatable scalp massage to stimulate blood flow and hair growth, while giving you a relaxing experience. The specially designed vent pattern channels airflow to your hair, which results in up to 20% faster drying time and allows more air from the hairdryer to flow to your hair. The grooved rubber handle also has a no-slip grip, so it can be held tightly even with wet hands.</p> <p>Each time you use the brush, you will prevent oil buildup at the scalp, so your hair won&rsquo;t look weighed down and greasy, reducing the number of washes you need. You can also take comfort in the 30-day money back guarantee.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00M9IG744/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00M9IG744&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DKS5SWCGRTMCF45W"><em>Currently $14.95 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Cricket Ultra Smooth Hair Detangler Comb infused With Argan Oil</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006O09VFA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B006O09VFA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DDOYTVRW42F3KOBJ"><img src="/files/fruganomics/u5171/cricket%20comb.jpg" width="250" height="72" align="right" alt="" /></a>The 10-inch <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006O09VFA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B006O09VFA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DDOYTVRW42F3KOBJ">Cricket Ultra Smooth Hair</a> detangler comb is ideal for detangling wet or dry hair and is especially effective on thick, long hair. It is infused with argan oil, olive oil, and keratin protein, which very slowly evaporate over time (usually over the course of about three years). This helps to quickly detangle and de-frizz the hair, and the addition of argan oil, olive oil, and keratin will leave your hair in a shinier, healthier state, with less frizz. The argan and olive oils hydrate and repair damaged hair, while smoothing the cuticle, and keratin improves strength, shine, and manageability, while reducing frizz.</p> <p>The comb is ergonomically designed to glide through the hair easily and fit comfortably in the hand. The affordable smooth comb does not leave any oily residue on the hands and can be easily cleaned, without having to worry about removing the special blend of oils.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006O09VFA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B006O09VFA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DDOYTVRW42F3KOBJ"><em>Currently $5.59 on Amazon</em> </a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best detangling combs and detangling brushes. 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-detangling-combs">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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