Health and Beauty http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/4803/all en-US 4 Times It Makes Sense to Buy the Gendered Product http://www.wisebread.com/4-times-it-makes-sense-to-buy-the-gendered-product <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/4-times-it-makes-sense-to-buy-the-gendered-product" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock-163010349.jpg" alt="Woman buying gendered products when it makes sense" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>By now, the fact that many women's products are more expensive than the men's counterparts is hardly shocking. It's been well documented that there is a &quot;<a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-ways-women-can-avoid-paying-the-pink-tax?ref=internal" target="_blank">pink tax</a>&quot; on everything from women's toiletries to girls' toys simply because they have pink butterfly designs on them.</p> <p>But not every instance of women's products is just a cynical cash grab. In some cases, products are actually formulated differently for men and women, and it might make sense to spend a little extra money on the product that is going to work better for you. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-products-that-cost-more-for-women-than-for-men?ref=seealso" target="_blank">6 Products That Cost More for Women Than for Men</a>)</p> <p>Here are four gendered products that you might consider buying, no matter what color they come in.</p> <h2>Razors</h2> <p>It may seem as if the only difference between a razor marketed to men and one marketed to women is the color of the packaging. But there are some important, if subtle, differences in these products.</p> <p>To start, it's important to note that the razor blades themselves are identical in men's and women's razors. There is no difference whatsoever between the &quot;blade technology&quot; used in the two types of products.</p> <p>The differences between these razors lie in the handle of each razor, and the positioning of the blades. In men's razors, the <a href="http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/10/really-difference-mens-womens-razors-shaving-creams/" target="_blank">blades are often set at a more oblique angle</a> with a different handle contour, which makes it easier for a shaver to see what he is doing while shaving his face in front of a mirror. The angle and handle contour on women's razors are made to be easier to use when looking down at your legs while shaving.</p> <p>The angle of the blades helps explain why some consumers claim that men's razors provide a closer shave. The more oblique angle does offer a somewhat closer shave, but at the risk of nicks and cuts. Since men's facial hair tends to be thicker than women's leg hair, this trade-off is often worth it for men.</p> <p>Finally, a woman's legs are <a href="http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/how-to/a9827/women-use-mens-razor-venus-110311/" target="_blank">18 times the surface area of a man's face</a>, which explains one more big difference between the two types of razors. Women's razors are more likely to have a larger head, including a &quot;guide bar&quot; which helps to position the hairs properly, and often includes some sort of moisturizing strip. These designs help to prevent cuts when you are shaving quickly, and make it easier to shave longer hair. Since women often go some time between shaves &mdash; unlike men who will often shave daily or several times a week &mdash; this helps make her shave smoother than what she would get with a men's razor.</p> <h3>The verdict</h3> <p>If women are willing to spend the extra money, women's razors can help them get a quicker and more convenient shave with fewer nicks and cuts. If women would prefer to spend a little less money and are willing to take a little more time with shaving, men's razors will work perfectly well. And for men with extremely sensitive skin, a woman's razor might be a little more work to use because of the angle and handle contour, but it may be worth it to cut down on nicks and razor burn.</p> <p>As for the shaving cream you use to get a nice smooth shave &mdash; there is absolutely no difference between men's and women's products, other than scent and price. So feel free to buy whatever's cheapest or smells the best.</p> <h2>Hair products</h2> <p>Though everything from shampoo and conditioner to hair spray is marketed according to gender, the biggest concern when it comes to your hair care should be the texture of your hair and your hair cut. Women's hair care products often have additional ingredients geared toward mitigating or accentuating texture issues &mdash; such as frizz control or curl enhancer. You are also more likely to find color care products among women's hair care lines, which help to protect dyed hair.</p> <p>Men's hair care products, on the other hand, generally focus on nothing more than dandruff or oily hair problems. Since men often keep their hair short, the texture of their hair does not matter as much. There are fewer hair care choices for men, and they tend to have different scents and cost a little less than women's products.</p> <h3>The verdict</h3> <p>Women's hair care products are not substantially different from men's products, other than the fact that it is easier to find a product for women that specifically addresses whatever hair care need you may have. Men with long hair or dyed hair may find that women's hair care products work better for them.</p> <h2>Skin care products</h2> <p>Men and women have biological differences in their skin. To start, men's skin is <a href="http://beyouthful.net/are-mens-anti-aging-skincare-products-different-to-products-aimed-at-women/" target="_blank">25 percent thicker than women's skin</a>. In addition, the sebaceous glands, which secrete sebum (the oily substance that leads to the dreaded &quot;shine&quot;) are more active in men than in women, meaning men have oilier skin than women. Finally, men's skin has a higher density of collagen and elastin proteins than women's skin. Those proteins help keep skin smooth and supple.</p> <p>These differences mean that men's skin care products can use somewhat <a href="http://stylecaster.com/beauty/whats-the-difference-between-womens-and-mens-products/" target="_blank">harsher detergents</a>, because the result will be less drying of men's skin than it would be for women's skin.</p> <p>The differences in men's and women's skin also helps to explain the existence of all-in-one shampoo-and-soap combinations that are marketed to men. These products work pretty well for men because of their oilier skin, and marketers are able to sell the idea of a single, no-nonsense product.</p> <h3>The verdict</h3> <p>As with hair care products, the biggest consideration when you are buying a skin care product should be your unique skin needs. If you are a woman with oily skin, a soap or moisturizer that is made for oily skin will probably work for you, whether the packaging is pink or blue. Similarly, someone with dry skin or sensitive skin should find products that meet that need, rather than focus solely on whether the product is specifically marketed to men or women.</p> <p>However, because there are real differences between men's skin and women's skin, many women may find that general skin care products that are produced and marketed for women do a better job of protecting their skin.</p> <p>It's also important to note that men's products are more likely to be unscented, even though women's skin tends to be more <a href="http://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/men/moisturizing-tips/mens-moisturizers-vs-womens-moisturizers.htm" target="_blank">sensitive to the kind of irritation that fragrance causes</a>.</p> <h2>Over-the-counter medication</h2> <p>Roam the aisles of your local pharmacy, and you'll find gendered versions of vitamins, painkillers, and other over-the-counter medication. Some of these products are genuinely different, while others are exactly the same in different-colored boxes.</p> <p>While vitamin formulations tend to be basically the same between men and women, the National Institutes of Health recommends that premenopausal women take more than <a href="http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/answers-nutrients/answers-multivitamin-gender" target="_blank">twice as much iron as men</a>, because menstruation increases the need for iron. While taking a vitamin not formulated for you will not seriously harm you, the effects do add up &mdash; and taking too much iron, for instance, can leave potentially dangerous deposits in your organs. That being said, the majority of young and healthy people who are getting adequate nutrition probably do not need to take a daily vitamin at all, unless they are dealing with a specific deficiency.</p> <p>As for the other types of medications that are offered in gendered versions, there can often be a good reason for women to choose the women's formulation over the general formula or men's formula. For instance, women's painkillers are often <a href="http://www.livestrong.com/article/24691-midol/" target="_blank">formulated to specifically help with the cramps and bloating</a> associated with menstruation, which can help provide better relief than a general painkiller.</p> <p>However, some gendered over-the-counter medications are simply a difference in marketing. For instance, laxatives that are geared toward women have the <a href="https://thespanofmyhips.wordpress.com/2014/10/20/needlessly-gendered-products-laxatives/" target="_blank">exact same active ingredients as the general version</a>. While women's laxatives are marketed as being gentler on the stomach, they are no different from the gentle formula offered in the other box &mdash; only the inactive ingredients (i.e., the things that account for the bulk and color of the medication) differ.</p> <h3>The verdict</h3> <p>When it comes to over-the-counter medications, all consumers need to read the active ingredients to know what they are getting. In some cases, the active ingredients are different between products marketed to men and those marketed to women. That's when it makes sense to buy the product that is made for you. But when the active ingredients are the same, it doesn't matter which one you choose.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/emily-guy-birken">Emily Guy Birken</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-times-it-makes-sense-to-buy-the-gendered-product">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-oil-absorbing-sheets">The 5 Best Oil Absorbing Sheets</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-shampoos">The 5 Best Shampoos</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-body-lotions">The 5 Best Body Lotions</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-facial-masks">The 5 Best Facial Masks</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-sunscreens">The 5 Best Sunscreens</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping beauty products hygiene men's razors pink tax razors skin care women's razors Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:30:14 +0000 Emily Guy Birken 1932350 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Forehead Thermometers http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-forehead-thermometers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-forehead-thermometers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/mom_son_thermometer_655721480.jpg" alt="Mom using best forehead thermometers to see if son is sick" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Forehead thermometers can accurately read a person&rsquo;s temperature in less than 10 seconds. They are quick, convenient, and safe to use on the whole family.</p> <h2>What is a forehead thermometer?</h2> <p>A forehead thermometer is a device that can quickly read temperatures to detect a fever. It measures the temperature at the temporal artery, which is directly connected to the heart via the carotid artery. This offers the constant blood flow needed for accurate measurement.</p> <p>Forehead thermometers can be as accurate as oral and rectal thermometers, and are far less invasive. This makes them ideal for sleeping children or patients and anyone with an ear infection.</p> <h2>Top 5 forehead thermometers</h2> <h3>Braun Forehead Thermometer</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2osKe12" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/braun_1.jpg" width="176" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2osKe12" target="_blank">Braun Forehead Thermometer</a> offers professional accuracy at home. It is quick and easy to use. You gently swipe this across the forehead for an accurate reading in seconds. The award-winning design features a large, easy-to-read backlit screen and color-coded fever guidance, which can track the progression of a fever. It is safe to use on the whole family.</p> <p>This runs on two AAA batteries (included) and doesn&rsquo;t require probe covers. It is backed by outstanding online reviews, including thousands of five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2osKe12" target="_blank"><em>Currently $44.15 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Exergen Temporal Scan Forehead Artery Baby Thermometer</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2oMbXNg" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/exergen.jpg" width="152" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2oMbXNg" target="_blank">Exergen Temporal Scan Forehead Artery Baby Thermometer Scanner</a> is reliable enough to be trusted by nurses, pediatricians, and medical professionals. They claim that it&rsquo;s more accurate than an ear thermometer and possibly more than a rectal thermometer. It is completely nonintrusive and quick and easy to use. With a gentle forehead swipe, you can get an accurate reading. It features red LED lights and a soft-glow display. The patented Arterial Heat Balance helps compute the correct temperature. You can also choose to have the display beep and flash when the reading is complete. It also has an eight temperature memory. It is safe to use on the whole family.</p> <p>This runs on a 9-volt battery (included) and doesn&rsquo;t require any covers. It is backed by clinical studies and recommended by Consumer Reports, Consumer Search, and Inc. Magazine. It is also backed by outstanding online reviews, including thousands of five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2oMbXNg" target="_blank"><em>Currently $29.95 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>iProvèn Medical Ear Thermometer with Forehead Function</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2oWs3ED" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/iproven_0.jpg" width="214" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>Amazon&rsquo;s Choice for forehead thermometers, the <a href="http://amzn.to/2oWs3ED" target="_blank">iProvèn Medical Ear Thermometer with Forehead Function</a> is both an ear and forehead thermometer. It is accurate, reliable, consistent, and quick and easy to use. It features a backlight color temperature indicator and optimized calibration technology. It provides a reading in one second and a beep to notify you when it&rsquo;s done. It comes with a fever alarm and the last 20 readings can be easily recalled. It is clinically tested, FDA-approved, and trusted by pediatricians and medical professionals. It is safe to use on the whole family.</p> <p>This includes a soft pouch and requires no covers. It is an Amazon best-seller and The Sweethome deemed it the best ear and forehead thermometer. It is also backed by outstanding online reviews, including hundreds of five-star reviews on Amazon, and a 100-day hassle-free return policy.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2oWs3ED" target="_blank"><em>Currently $33.20 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Clinical Forehead Thermometer</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2pDiZlQ" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/general%20guard.jpg" width="158" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2pDiZlQ" target="_blank">Clinical Forehead Thermometer Instant Read Sensor for Digital Fever Measurement</a> can be used to measure the temperature of a person, room, or even objects. The FDA-approved infrared scanner is noncontact and completely noninvasive. It is easy to use, reliable, and works in only one second. It has a silent mode and large backlit LCD display. It features the latest in infrared and digital thermometer technology for professional accuracy. It also has a refined microchip and highly sensitive sensor for better accuracy. The medical grade instant digital measurement is trusted by physicians and medical professionals, and is safe for all members of the family.</p> <p>This runs on AAA batteries (included). It is an Amazon best-seller and has outstanding online reviews, including hundreds of five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2pDiZlQ" target="_blank"><em>Currently $29.80 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Braun Braun No-Touch Plus Forehead Thermometer</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2osKM76" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/braun%202.jpg" width="170" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2osKM76" target="_blank">Braun No-Touch Plus Forehead Thermometer</a> is the first thermometer to take accurate temperatures with a gentle touch of the forehead or no touch at all. The award-winning design features a color-coded fever guidance, which can track the progression of a fever. The clinically-proven patented technology captures twice as much body heat to ensure professionally accurate results. It is quick and easy to use thanks to the unique on-screen positioning system and gentle guidance light, which ensure proper positioning. The large, easy-to-read screen features a backlight and gentle LED light. It produces a silent reading in under three seconds. The durable thermometer is safe for use on the whole family.</p> <p>This includes a protective cap and two AA batteries, and requires no probe covers. Influenster deemed this the best thermometer available. It is recommended by The Sweethome and Parent Guide and has outstanding online reviews, including nearly hundreds of five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2osKM76" target="_blank"><em>Currently $37.10 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best forehead thermometers. 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-forehead-thermometers">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/the-5-best-anti-itch-creams">The 5 Best Anti-Itch Creams</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-shampoos-for-frizzy-hair">The 5 Best Shampoos for Frizzy Hair</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-pet-flea-shampoos">The 5 Best Pet Flea 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-dandruff-shampoos">The 5 Best Dandruff 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-smart-water-bottles">The 5 Best Smart Water Bottles</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping 5 best forehead thermometer home sick product reviews shopping thermometer Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:00:09 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1931271 at http://www.wisebread.com Treat Yourself With These 7 Free Self-Care Routines http://www.wisebread.com/treat-yourself-with-these-7-free-self-care-routines <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/treat-yourself-with-these-7-free-self-care-routines" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock-477120696.jpg" alt="Woman treating herself with free self-care routines" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>You'll be of no use to anyone lest you take care of yourself. That's right &mdash; on the list of priorities, <em>you </em>should come first. For some personality types, this comes easier than others. No matter what your schedule and responsibilities, it's still possible to take time to nourish and refresh your mind and body. A little self-care goes a long way toward helping you become your better self &mdash; and it doesn't have to cost a thing. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/when-self-care-actually-harms-your-budget?ref=seealso" target="_blank">When Self-Care Actually Harms Your Budget</a>)</p> <h2>1. Dance like no one's watching</h2> <p>Not only can dancing help to boost your spirits, it can also advance your mental health and well-being by stimulating the brain's sensory and motor circuits. Dancing on a regular basis, whether on stage or at home in your pajamas, is also known to help relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and anxiety, and stabilize the effects of diseases, such as Parkinson's.</p> <h2>2. Soak up the sun</h2> <p>For a natural boost of serotonin &mdash;&nbsp;the hormone that promotes happiness and good feelings &mdash; look no further than the sunshine beaming outside your front door. A healthy dose of UV rays can help to make you feel calm, cool, and collected, while also working to prevent seasonal affective disorder. No matter the weather, time spent in the great outdoors is a proven mood booster, so don't let a little cloud cover or drizzle prevent you from spending more time in nature. Plus, you don't have to pay a dime to walk outside.</p> <h2>3. Practice yoga</h2> <p>The use of yoga as a system of self-care and healing is one of many beneficial reasons to do it. Rather than viewing yoga as a means to getting a good workout, the ancient art of movement and breath work can be used as a tool for developing the right attitude to face life's great challenges. Luckily, you don't need a fancy yoga studio membership to reap all of these benefits. Yoga Journal and YouTube, for example, offer free videos for energizing morning yoga sequences to start you on your journey toward peace and contentment. Look for free yoga apps on your smartphone, too. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/where-to-find-free-or-cheap-yoga-classes?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Where to Find Free or Cheap Yoga Classes</a>)</p> <h2>4. Sleep on your side</h2> <p>Experts insist that sleeping on your side offers the best chance for a night of uninterrupted slumber. Side-sleepers are also less likely to experience morning neck, back, or hip pain because this sleeping position helps to keep your spine well-supported.</p> <p>Pro tip: if sleeping on your side doesn't come naturally, or if it causes you to feel discomfort, consider placing a pillow between your legs to alleviate pressure on your hips and lower back.</p> <h2>5. Clean and moisturize your face</h2> <p>The best defense against pimples and clogged pores is a committed nighttime skin-cleaning regimen. Not only will removing all the dirt and makeup from your face before bed keep your skin looking clear, but it will also help you to feel more happy and confident. Not surprisingly, acne is often a trigger for depression, especially in teens. Of course, everyone's skin is different and this daily routine might not clear up acne completely, but it will certainly help prevent the spread of bacteria that causes breakouts.</p> <p>The good news is there's no need to break the bank on designer night creams. Experts say even the most basic moisturizers are packed with peptides and vitamin C, and those are precisely the ingredients you need to make your skin firmer and prevent new wrinkles from forming.</p> <h2>6. Forgive and forget</h2> <p>When we release negative emotions, we create new space for more positivity within our psyche. According to Everett Worthington, a professor of psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, learning to forgive others can improve not only your mental and emotional well-being, but also your physical health. &quot;When you get rid of anger, your muscles relax, you're less anxious, you have more energy, [and] your immune system can strengthen,&quot; he told the American Psychological Association.</p> <h2>7. Reflect on your daily accomplishments</h2> <p>Celebrate your daily victories, no matter how small. Did you meet your goal to get up early and exercise before making the commute to work? Maybe you stood up for yourself in a difficult social situation, or performed a good deed for a stranger. Take a mental note of all you've achieved at the end of each day and spend a moment basking in that well-earned sense of satisfaction.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/brittany-lyte">Brittany Lyte</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/treat-yourself-with-these-7-free-self-care-routines">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/when-self-care-actually-harms-your-budget">When Self-Care Actually Harms Your Budget</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/learn-to-love-winter-with-some-simple-self-deception">Mental Tricks That Will Help You Hate Winter Less</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-ways-to-keep-anxiety-from-ruining-your-budget">5 Ways to Keep Anxiety From Ruining Your Budget</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/flashback-friday-84-frugal-ways-to-eliminate-stress">Flashback Friday: 84 Frugal Ways to Eliminate Stress</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/flashback-friday-38-ways-to-get-more-sleep-tonight">Flashback Friday: 38 Ways to Get More Sleep Tonight</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Lifestyle healthy lifestyle mental health self-care self-care tips take care of yourself treat yo self treat yourself Thu, 13 Apr 2017 08:30:16 +0000 Brittany Lyte 1926608 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Ear Thermometers http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-ear-thermometers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-ear-thermometers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/kid_sick_thermometer_471879177.jpg" alt="Mom using best ear thermometer on sick child" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the right ear thermometer, you can get professional medical results at home in seconds. Research has shown that ear thermometers can be more accurate than forehead or rectal thermometers. That&rsquo;s because your eardrum shares blood supply with the body's temperature control center, so it quickly reflects changes in the body&rsquo;s core temperature.</p> <h2>What Is an Ear Thermometer?</h2> <p>An ear thermometer is a device that can quickly read temperatures to detect a fever. It uses an infrared ray to accurately measure the temperature inside your ear canal to provide an accurate reading in seconds. Ear thermometers are quick, convenient, and safe to use on the whole family.</p> <h2>Top 5 Ear Thermometers</h2> <h3>Braun Ear Thermometer</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2p6fvIv" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/braun_0.jpg" width="87" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best-seller in ear thermometers, the <a href="http://amzn.to/2p6fvIv" target="_blank">Braun Ear Thermometer</a> is trusted by pediatricians and medical professionals. It is quick and easy to use. It measures the infrared heat generated by the eardrum, which clinical studies have shown can reflect changes in core body temperature faster than oral thermometers and more accurately than rectal or temple thermometers.</p> <p>The award-winning ergonomic design features a patented pre-warmed tip to minimize the cooling effect on the ear canal that can result from using room-temperature tips. The professional technology can provide precise, accurate results in just a few seconds. The unique guidance system uses a light and beep to confirm correct positioning for accurate readings. The memory function recalls the last temperature reading. The small, soft, flexible tip makes it gentle to use, even on sleeping children or patients. It is safe to use on the whole family.</p> <p>It includes two AA batteries, 21 lens filters, and a protective case. It is Amazon&rsquo;s Choice for ear thermometers and one of the &ldquo;most wished for&rdquo; items on Amazon. It is frequently recommended online and has outstanding reviews, including thousands of five-star reviews on Amazon. It is also used by more doctors' offices than any other infrared thermometer brand. The <a href="http://amzn.to/2o4LvvD" target="_blank">Braun Thermoscan Ear Thermometer with ExacTemp Technology</a> is another highly reviewed Amazon best-seller, but is more expensive.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2p6fvIv" target="_blank"><em>Currently $33.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Kinsa Digital Smart Ear Thermometer</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2oqWfXI" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/kinsa.jpg" width="216" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2oqWfXI" target="_blank">Kinsa Digital Smart Ear Thermometer</a> is more than your average thermometer. The BPA-free, latex-free smart thermometer syncs wirelessly with the free Kinsa app on most iPhone and Android devices. The app tracks temperature readings, symptoms, diagnoses, medications, and other notes in a time-stamped log, for each member of the family. It can store up to 50 readings, so you can easily share this health information and photos with a doctor. It can also provide real-time guidance with tips on the best next steps, as well as information about illnesses trending in your area. You can also use the thermometer without the app.</p> <p>The ergonomic design features an illuminated easy-to-read screen. It provides professionally accurate readings in one second. It is water-resistant and features an easy-clean tip, so no probe covers are required. It is quick, gentle, and easy to use, even on sleeping children or patients. It is safe for use on the whole family. The award-winning thermometer is recommended by Consumer Search and The Sweethome.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2oqWfXI" target="_blank"><em>Currently $39.97 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Innovo Forehead and Ear Thermometer</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2o50LbX" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/innovo.jpg" width="172" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2o50LbX" target="_blank">Innovo Forehead and Ear Thermometer</a> can be used in the ear or on the forehead. The digital thermometer is quick and easy to use. The ergonomic design has reflective finishing and instantly displays results on the advanced LCD Display. It uses the latest infrared detection technology, AccuSense Sensor, and upgraded software to accurately measure temperature. It uses a light and beep to alert you when the temperature exceeds 99.5&deg;F. It can store and recall up to 20 readings. It is clinically tested and proven to be reliable and accurate. The BPA-free, latex-free thermometer is CE and FDA-approved. It is recommended by doctors, pediatricians, and medical professionals. It is safe for the whole family to use.</p> <p>This comes with two AAA batteries that will last through thousands of readings. It is an Amazon best-seller and has outstanding online reviews, including hundred of five-star reviews on Amazon. Innovo has another option, the <a href="http://amzn.to/2prZ7RP" target="_blank">Innovo Medical Forehead and Ear Thermometer</a>, which claims to have improved accuracy, if you&rsquo;re willing to spend a few more dollars.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2o50LbX" target="_blank"><em>Currently $28.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Ear Thermometer by Iproven</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2prTsLP" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/iproven.jpg" width="200" height="200" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2prTsLP" target="_blank">Ear Thermometer by Iproven</a> is quick and easy to use. It&rsquo;s recommended by pediatricians thanks to its professional accuracy and superior sapphire probe lens. It features a large backlit display and improved infrared technology. It&rsquo;s clinically proven to provide a highly accurate, reliable reading. It&rsquo;s safe for use on the entire family.</p> <p>This includes a battery and protective case. It is easy to clean, so it doesn&rsquo;t require the use of caps or probe covers. It has outstanding online reviews, including hundreds of five-star reviews on Amazon. It is also backed by a money-back guarantee.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2prTsLP" target="_blank"><em>Currently $19.30 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Vicks Behind Ear Gentle Touch Thermometer</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2nCV4px" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/vicks_0.jpg" width="108" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2nCV4px" target="_blank">Vicks Behind Ear Gentle Touch Thermometer</a> is easy to use. Simply place it on the hollow behind the ear for one second to get a professionally accurate reading. This area is close to the carotid artery (which carries blood to the brain), so it provides a more accurate reading. It has clinical accuracy and is proven more accurate than a forehead thermometer. The Fever InSight color-coded screen has a fever guidance, which can track the progression of a fever. The large, easy-to-read LCD display beeps to display temperature. It can track and save the last eight readings. The noninvasive thermometer is safe for use on the entire family and gentle enough to be used on a sleeping child.</p> <p>It is frequently recommended online and comes from the trusted Vicks brand. It is built to last and backed by a lifetime warranty.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2nCV4px" target="_blank"><em>Currently $17.24 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best ear thermometers. 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-ear-thermometers">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-forehead-thermometers">The 5 Best Forehead Thermometers</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-anti-itch-creams">The 5 Best Anti-Itch Creams</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-shampoos-for-frizzy-hair">The 5 Best Shampoos for Frizzy Hair</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-pet-flea-shampoos">The 5 Best Pet Flea 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-smart-water-bottles">The 5 Best Smart Water Bottles</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping 5 best ear thermometer product reviews shopping sick thermometers Wed, 12 Apr 2017 08:00:09 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1926254 at http://www.wisebread.com 8 Easy Health and Fitness Tricks for Travelers http://www.wisebread.com/8-easy-health-and-fitness-tricks-for-travelers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/8-easy-health-and-fitness-tricks-for-travelers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock-514111362.jpg" alt="Woman traveling and finding easy health and fitness tricks" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="142" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Vacation can undeniably be a time for indulgence. But when you're trying lots of new, exotic foods and taking a break from your normal routine, it can also end up being an unplanned departure from healthy habits.</p> <p>Given that extra weight is one souvenir you may not have been planning to take home with you after your trip, here are some easy tips to help incorporate healthy living habits, wherever your travels take you.</p> <h2>1. Count steps</h2> <p>Simply being aware of how active (or inactive) you are while you're away from home is a good way to make sure that you're staying on a healthy track. One way to do this is by counting how many steps you take a day, using either a pedometer or a fitness tracker such as a <a href="http://amzn.to/2o2cziP" target="_blank">Fitbit</a>.</p> <p>Start by establishing a baseline for how much you tend to walk when you're home. Then when you're away you can check in to see if you're walking less or more. Walking can be a great way to see a new place, and can save you money on cabs.</p> <p>If you see that you haven't reached your daily goal, go for an extra evening walk to check out the local sunset or events around town.</p> <h2>2. Keep track of activities with apps</h2> <p>Besides steps, a good fitness tracker can keep track of other activities you do, too. You can log all kinds of activities, from cycling to rock climbing. You can also monitor your heart rate and sleeping hours.</p> <p>I personally have been traveling for over a year with the <a href="http://amzn.to/2mIPzFe" target="_blank">Withings Activité Pop</a>. You can use it to track all kinds of activities. It's waterproof, and I like the convenience of wearing it while I'm swimming and showering. Also, it uses a watch battery that lasts for around eight months, so you never have to worry about charging it. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-apps-that-pay-you-to-workout?ref=seealso" target="_blank">6 Apps That Pay You to Work Out</a>)</p> <h2>3. Set goals and stay accountable</h2> <p>Before you leave for your trip, it can be helpful to set a fitness or health-related goal for your trip, whether it's walking a certain amount of steps a day, going to the gym, or getting runs in during the week.</p> <p>After you've decided what you're going to achieve while you're away, tell a friend, family member, or travel companion what your plan is so that you can establish accountability. Maybe your travel companion will be on board and you'll end up with an exercise buddy.</p> <p>Having a supportive and active network can be an amazingly effective way to stay fit while you're traveling. When I go home from a long trip, my mom always finds a race that we can run together. It's great motivation to train and stay active while I'm on the road.</p> <p>Even when friends or family are far away, fitness trackers often let you compare steps with other people in your network, which can spark some healthy competition to see who gets in the most steps.</p> <h2>4. Bring healthy snacks</h2> <p>You never know if you'll be stuck somewhere for a while, and end up grabbing whatever junk food is nearby. Pack a <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-delicious-healthy-and-inexpensive-snack-options?ref=internal" target="_blank">healthy snack</a> or meal that you can carry with you. Fruits and vegetables are an easy option, since they require little to no preparation. Dried fruit and nuts are another filling option that won't get squashed in your bag. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/eat-these-6-foods-to-stay-healthy-while-traveling?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Eat These 6 Foods to Stay Healthy While Traveling</a>)</p> <h2>5. Stay hydrated</h2> <p>Staying hydrated is important whether you're home or away. Pack a water bottle for your trip, so you can drink throughout the day. Plus, staying hydrated can help prevent fatigue, keeping your body primed for whenever you want to get active.</p> <p>Some travelers underestimate the power of tropical heat and desert sun, and become dehydrated during their vacation. Drink lots of water to prevent any illnesses caused by a lack of fluid in the body.</p> <h2>6. Eat fresh, local cuisine</h2> <p>Eating food that is in season and local is not only delicious, it is also good for your health. It benefits the economic health of the place you are visiting, too, since you are supporting local farmers.</p> <p>Food that is grown nearby will be fresher and may be packed with more nutrients than food that has had to travel halfway around the world to arrive at your destination. Plus, this is a great way to try out local specialties. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-secrets-to-eating-great-food-for-cheap-while-traveling?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How to Eat Great Food for Cheap While Traveling</a>)</p> <h2>7. Try adventure travel</h2> <p>Putting adventure sports and activities on your itinerary is another way to guarantee that you'll make time to be physically active during your stay. While some vacations such as ski trips or multiday cycling adventures revolve entirely around an activity, you can also do active travel in a way that doesn't have to take over the entire trip.</p> <p>If you're going to a beach vacation, balance your time lounging on the white sand with some kayaking, windsurfing, or scuba diving. Opt to walk when you can, or rent a bicycle to tour the city. At a minimum, pack a swimsuit so you can do a few laps in the hotel pool</p> <h2>8. Don't take the elevator</h2> <p>This final trick is as simple as it is effective. Stair climbing burns twice the calories of walking, according to Harvard Medical School, and it engages all kinds of other muscles while benefiting your heart and lungs. Taking the stairs instead of the elevator is an easy change to make, and you can do it anywhere.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" data-pin-save="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2F8-easy-health-and-fitness-tricks-for-travelers&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F8%2520Easy%2520Health%2520and%2520Fitness%2520Tricks%2520for%2520Travelers.jpg&amp;description=8%20Easy%20Health%20and%20Fitness%20Tricks%20for%20Travelers"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/8%20Easy%20Health%20and%20Fitness%20Tricks%20for%20Travelers.jpg" alt="8 Easy Health and Fitness Tricks for Travelers" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amanda-gokee">Amanda Gokee</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-easy-health-and-fitness-tricks-for-travelers">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/5-fitness-gadgets-actually-worth-the-money">5 Fitness Gadgets Actually Worth the Money</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/6-apps-that-pay-you-to-workout">6 Apps That Pay You to Workout</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-most-affordable-gym-memberships">5 Most Affordable Gym Memberships</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-ways-travel-in-retirement-keeps-you-young">6 Ways Travel in Retirement Keeps You Young</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Travel activities eating healthy exercise fitness keeping active staying fit trackers trips vacation Mon, 10 Apr 2017 08:30:18 +0000 Amanda Gokee 1921683 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: What Do Your Health Habits Say About You? http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-what-do-your-health-habits-say-about-you <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-what-do-your-health-habits-say-about-you" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/women_yoga_ball_519860624.jpg" alt="Woman with healthy habits exercising" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on what your health habits say about you, steps to do a mental spring cleaning, and an all-natural insect repellent that really works.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://productivitytheory.com/health-habits-and-what-they-say-about-you/">What Your Health Habits Say About You</a> &mdash; If you tend to only stick with the treadmill when you go to the gym, you may not be as serious about working out as you thought. Excluding other workouts can put a cap on your results. [Productivity Theory]</p> <p><a href="https://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/6-steps-for-a-mental-spring-cleaning-that-everyone-can-do/">6 Steps for a Mental Spring Cleaning That Everyone Can Do</a> &mdash; Don't keep your emotions bottled up. Learn how to talk positively about your feelings, dreams, and goals with the people around you. [Pick The Brain]</p> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Make-Natural-Insect-Repellant-29235245">Bug Off! All-Natural Insect Repellent That Really Works</a> &mdash; This natural bug repellent is safe, cheap and easy to make, and smells good, too! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2017/0331/Can-fresh-beef-save-McDonald-s">Can fresh beef save McDonald's?</a> &mdash; McDonald's will begin serving fresh beef, instead of frozen, in its Quarter Pounder hamburger at most restaurants by 2018. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="https://www.experian.com/blogs/news/about/financial-literacy-chat/">Financial Literacy 101: Building Money Smart Habits</a> &mdash; Kick off Financial Literacy Month by joining Experian's #CreditChat tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET for a discussion on smart money habits. [Experian]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/keep-your-kids-away-from-these-6-potentially-poisonous-items">Keep Your Kids Away From These 6 Potentially Poisonous Items</a> &mdash; Azaleas, daffodils, and holly are just three common flowers that are also poisonous if ingested. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://shoppingkim.com/brilliant-small-space-hacks-budget-home-organization-tips-tricks/">Brilliant Small Space Hacks: Budget Home Organization Tips and Tricks</a> &mdash; Assign a junk drawer to keep the takeout menus, receipts, business cards, and miscellaneous papers that you haven't gotten around the sorting yet. [Shopping Kim]</p> <p><a href="http://commoncentsmom.com/2017/04/cut-clutter-cleaning-closets/">Cut the Clutter: Cleaning Your Closets</a> &mdash; Set your clothing on your bed and put together as many outfits as you can. Get rid of pieces that don't work with any of the outfits. [Common Cents Mom]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thefrugaltoad.com/personalfinance/dos-dont-borrowing-money-2017">3 Do&rsquo;s and One Don&rsquo;t of Borrowing Money in 2017</a> &mdash; Do try to decrease your debt-to-income ratio. [The Frugal Toad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.marcandangel.com/2017/04/02/5-lies-we-learned-when-we-were-younger-that-we-still-live-by-today/">5 Lies We Learned When We Were Younger (That We Still Live By Today)</a> &mdash; Most of us were taught to question the stories and rumors we hear from other people, but to accept what we experience firsthand as reality. This doesn&rsquo;t always work. [Marc &amp; Angel Hack Life]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-what-do-your-health-habits-say-about-you">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/how-being-healthy-saves-you-money-and-why-bad-health-habits-cost-you">How Being Healthy Saves You Money (and Why Bad Health Habits Cost You)</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-forehead-thermometers">The 5 Best Forehead Thermometers</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/treat-yourself-with-these-7-free-self-care-routines">Treat Yourself With These 7 Free Self-Care Routines</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/4-cheap-and-easy-homemade-mosquito-repellents">4 Cheap and Easy Homemade Mosquito Repellents</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-cheap-ways-to-lower-your-blood-sugar">13 Natural and Easy Ways to Lower Your Blood Sugar</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty best money tips health habits Tue, 04 Apr 2017 08:00:11 +0000 Amy Lu 1921102 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Foot Scrubbers http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-foot-scrubbers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-foot-scrubbers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_foot_scrub_155317157.jpg" alt="Woman using best foot scrubbers on feet" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Your shower can become the spa of your dreams. Maybe you've added a shower speaker, calming lighting, and scented bath products. But, do you have a foot scrubber? That's when the real magic happens.</p> <h2>What Is a Foot Scrubber?</h2> <p>A foot scrubber is a pedicure tool that can thoroughly clean feet and help remove dry skin. It can come in various forms, such as a shower scrubber, foot file, or pumice stone. By keeping your feet clean and smooth, you can improve foot and toenail health and prevent infections like athlete's foot.</p> <h2>Top 5 Foot Scrubbers</h2> <h3>The FootMate System Foot Massager and Scrubber</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2o9V2F7"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/footmate.jpg" width="182" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2o9V2F7" target="_blank">FootMate System Foot Massager and Scrubber</a> is the perfect way to pamper your feet at home. Instead of having to bend over and reach down to clean your feet, you can simply use this shower foot scrubber. This is especially beneficial if you are arthritic, diabetic, lack flexibility, or have knee, back, or hip problems.</p> <p>The complete foot care system allows you to thoroughly clean, soften, and massage the bottom and sides of your feet from the convenience of your tub or shower. It can refresh and smooth dry, cracked feet and thoroughly clean between the toes, which is often forgotten. The wide, gentle inner brush will massage the feet, while stiffer contoured outer bristles stimulate circulation and smooth rough skin and calluses. The podiatrist-recommended scrubber features an anti-mildew retrieval rope and suction cups for added safety.</p> <p>The set includes the foot scrubber and a bottle of specially formulated foaming rejuvenating gel, which contains tea tree oil, aloe, and gentle cleansers and conditioners. The system is endorsed by The American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine. It has outstanding reviews online, including hundreds of five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2o9V2F7" target="_blank"><em>Currently $28.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Soapy Soles</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2ocMvle"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/soapy%20soles.jpg" width="220" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>There is no easier way to pamper your feet than with <a href="http://amzn.to/2ocMvle" target="_blank">Soapy Soles</a>. It has more than 1,500 soft massaging bristles to thoroughly clean and invigorate your feet while stimulating circulation. You can use it to clean your feet while standing in the shower, without having to bend over or exert any energy. Once you stick it to the floor of your shower or bathtub, it will stay put. The QVC favorite has hundreds of five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2ocMvle" target="_blank"><em>Currently $11.89 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Microplane Colossal Pedicure Rasp</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2oAjsUM"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/microplane.jpg" width="245" height="168" align="right" alt="" /></a>Amazon's Choice for feet scrubbers, the lightweight <a href="http://amzn.to/2oAjsUM" target="_blank">Microplane Colossal Pedicure Rasp</a> can quickly, easily remove calluses, corns, and other rough spots on your feet. The foot file has a large surface so you can cover all rough areas of the feet. You can use this on dry feet or soak your feet beforehand. This is available in various colors. It has thousands of five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2oAjsUM" target="_blank"><em>Currently $7.25 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Natural Earth Lava Pumice Stone</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2oA0UUP"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/zenda.jpg" width="220" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>Amazon's #1 best-seller in foot pumices, the <a href="http://amzn.to/2oA0UUP" target="_blank">Natural Earth Lava Pumice Stone</a> will leave your feet feeling soft and smooth. The natural pumice stone can thoroughly clean and exfoliate feet, or be used to remove corns, calluses, warts, dead skin, and the rough part of your feet. The ergonomic design allows the stone to fit perfectly in your hand, so you can handle and use it more easily. It is made of naturally occurring volcanic lava stones, so you won't have to worry about toxins or chemicals coming into contact with your feet.</p> <p>The premium callus remover won't crumble, so it should last a long time. It has a string, which allows you to hang it to dry in the shower. It has outstanding online reviews, including hundreds of five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2oA0UUP" target="_blank"><em>Currently $9.97 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Perfect Professional Pedicure Foot File</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2nidTZS"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/foot%20file.jpg" width="245" height="144" align="right" alt="" /></a>The small, lightweight <a href="http://amzn.to/2nidTZS" target="_blank">Perfect Professional Pedicure Foot File from DaBee</a> exfoliates the feet quickly and easily. The durable micro-sanding foot rasp is specially designed with a 2-in-1 buffing surface to smooth your feet, making it easier to walk comfortably. It can safely, thoroughly scrub feet, smooth heels, and remove corns, calluses, and rough, cracked skin in minutes. The ergonomic handle has a curved angle, which allows you to reach every curve of your foot. The generous handle grip is comfortable to hold and won't slip out of your hand. This can be used on both wet and dry feet. The hole in the handle also allows you to hang it to dry in the shower. This has great online reviews and will leave your feet cleaner and softer than ever.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2nidTZS" target="_blank"><em>Currently $6.49 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best foot scrubbers. 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-foot-scrubbers">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-tweezers">The 5 Best Tweezers</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-travel-toiletry-bags">The 5 Best Travel Toiletry Bags</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-frizz-control-products">The 5 Best Frizz Control Products</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-repair-shampoos">The 5 Best Repair 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-serums">The 5 Best Hair Serums</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping 5 best beauty products foot care foot scrub foot scrubbers product reviews shopping Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:00:17 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1918288 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Frizz Control Products http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-frizz-control-products <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-frizz-control-products" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/women_friends_hair_508088550.jpg" alt="Women using the best frizz control products" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dry, frizzy hair can really get you down. Whether you have frizzy hair by nature or your hair just can't handle the weather elements, there is hope. Fortunately, there are an array of frizz control products that can give you the soft, smooth, shiny, manageable hair of your dreams.</p> <h2>What Is a Frizz Control Product?</h2> <p>Frizz control products are hair care essentials that can restore moisture and smooth the hair cuticle to tame frizzy hair, fight humidity, and reduce flyaways. They come in a variety of forms, including serums, sprays, and even shampoos and conditioners. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-shampoos-for-frizzy-hair?ref=seealso" target="_blank">The 5 Best Shampoos for Frizzy Hair</a>)</p> <h2>Top 5 Frizz Control Products</h2> <h3>John Frieda Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth Immunity Primer</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2nsfVZl"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/john%20freida_0.jpg" width="101" height="245" align="right" alt="" />The </a><a href="http://amzn.to/2nsfVZl" target="_blank">John Frieda Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth Immunity Primer</a> immediately works on frizz. It gradually builds up hair's frizz immunity with each use and provides smoother hair with continued use. The non-silicone formula is enriched with pure coconut oil and a frizz-immunity complex, which works from the inside out, eliminating frizz at the source for easier styling, added control, and better manageability. It forms a protective seal that locks out water and humidity to protect the hair shaft. The potent, non-greasy primer also improves hair's texture for long-lasting results.</p> <p>The brand is recommended by Vogue, InStyle, Influenster, and All Women Stalk. If this primer isn't right for you, you may want to consider the <a href="http://amzn.to/2mO2Lsr" target="_blank">John Frieda Frizz-Ease Extra Strength 6 Effects Serum</a> or the <a href="http://amzn.to/2mNRWa2" target="_blank">John Frieda Frizz Ease Dream Curls Conditioner</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2nsfVZl" target="_blank"><em>Currently $7.49 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Moroccanoil Frizz Control</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2oeomaA"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/moroccanoil_1.jpg" width="166" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2oeomaA" target="_blank">Moroccanoil Frizz Control</a> works great even in particularly dry or humid conditions. The anti-frizz spray significantly reduces frizz, flyaways, static, and split ends in any weather. It is formulated with argan oil, vitamin E, and keratin to nourish and moisturize with antioxidant and conditioning benefits. It repairs, strengthens, and restores elasticity, so your hair is left smooth, manageable, and ultra shiny. It has a dry oil-like texture and a slight stickiness. It is color-safe, sulfate-free, phosphate-free, and paraben-free.</p> <p>This works on all hair types, but is particularly beneficial for over-processed, frizzy, dry, or curly hair. If you have an oily scalp, it may be too greasy for your roots, so you'll only want to apply it to the bottom of the hair. Most reviewers love the famed tropical-musk scent, which is unlike anything else. It is an Allure Editors' pick and is recommended by the Huffington Post. It is also a favorite at fashion shows and salons around the country. You may also want to pair this with the <a href="http://amzn.to/2o41zB7" target="_blank">Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray</a> for additional frizz-fighting benefits.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2oeomaA" target="_blank"><em>Currently $33.94 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Garnier Hair Care Fructis Sleek and Shine Anti-Frizz Serum</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mNSXP6"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/garnier_4.jpg" width="108" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2mNSXP6" target="_blank">Garnier Hair Care Fructis Sleek and Shine Anti-Frizz Serum</a> smooths hair from root to tip and tames frizz immediately. The concentrated smoothing serum works even in 97 percent humidity to help prevent frizz and fight humidity. The proven strength system promises 10 times smoother hair, which can stay sleek and super shiny for up to three days. It is formulated with argan oil from Morocco and apricot oil to condition, as well as silicone to fight frizz and add shine. The formula feels slick and shouldn't weigh hair down. It soaks deep into frizzy, dry hair to smooth each strand, leaving you with soft, shiny hair for days.</p> <p>This can be used on wet or dry hair and works well on all hair types, but is especially ideal for dry, thick, curly, coarse, frizzy, or unmanageable hair. The top-rated serum has a dedicated following, mainly thanks to the unbelievable fruity scent. It is an Allure &quot;Best of Beauty&quot; winner and is recommended by Good Housekeeping. You may also want to pair this with the <a href="http://amzn.to/2oev6p4" target="_blank">Garnier Fructis Style Sleek and Shine Anti-Humidity Aerosol Hairspray</a> for additional frizz-fighting benefits. If this one doesn't work for you, consider the <a href="http://amzn.to/2nJSPzm" target="_blank">Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Intensely Smooth Leave-In Conditioning Cream</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mNSXP6" target="_blank"><em>Currently $4.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Schwarzkopf Styliste Ultime Satin Frizz Control Spray</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mNRaJT"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/schwarzkopf.jpg" width="114" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2mNRaJT" target="_blank">Schwarzkopf Styliste Ultime Satin Frizz Control Heat Protection Straightening Spray</a> features a unique array of ingredients that can fight frizz and humidity while protecting your hair from heat tools with 450 F heat protection. The rich micronized spray uses an advanced micro-fix technology with high performing micro-polymers to continuously fight frizz, flyaways, and curl reversion. The lightweight, greaseless formula will leave your hair strong, shiny, and smooth. The straightening spray is designed to provide long-lasting results, with a straight effect for up to four days.</p> <p>The Schwarzkopf brand is recommended by Health Magazine and Influenster. The <a href="http://amzn.to/2nspSFX" target="_blank">Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime Satin Frizz Control Conditioner</a> is another highly reviewed item from the best-selling brand.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mNRaJT" target="_blank"><em>Currently $29.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Bed Head Control Freak Serum by TIGI</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2nsrHmx"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/bed%20head_0.jpg" width="95" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>Amazon's Choice for frizz control, the <a href="http://amzn.to/2nsrHmx" target="_blank">Bed Head Control Freak Serum by TIGI</a> prevents frizz, fights humidity, and improves manageability. It has thermal protection so many reviewers also use it as a straightening serum. It can also make your hairstyle last longer. The lightweight, greaseless serum is moisture-resistant, so it can be used on wet or dry hair.</p> <p>This is especially ideal for frizzy or curly hair. Most reviewers love the scent and how shiny it leaves their hair. It is recommended by Influenster and is a salon favorite.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2nsrHmx" target="_blank"><em>Currently $7.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best frizz control products. 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-frizz-control-products">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/the-5-best-repair-shampoos">The 5 Best Repair Shampoos</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-serums">The 5 Best Hair Serums</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-deep-conditioners">The 5 Best Deep Conditioners</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-hydrating-shampoos">The 5 Best Hydrating 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-mousses">The 5 Best Hair Mousses</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping 5 best beauty products frizz control products hair care hair products product reviews shopping Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:00:28 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1917876 at http://www.wisebread.com When Self-Care Actually Harms Your Budget http://www.wisebread.com/when-self-care-actually-harms-your-budget <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/when-self-care-actually-harms-your-budget" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock-528288108.jpg" alt="Learning when self-care is harming your budget" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>As buzzwords go, self-care is up there with &quot;fake news.&quot; In fact, if the ads showing up in my Facebook feed are any indication, any company trying to sell anything to a woman these days markets it as self-care. A $300 commuter backpack? Self-care. A $45 facial? Self-care. I can pretty much buy anything my little heart desires and call it self-care.</p> <p>Self-care as a daily practice is absolutely important. At its core, this concept revolves around the idea of making basic needs a priority. Make sure you're eating balanced meals. Make sure you're exercising regularly. Make sure you're getting enough sleep.</p> <p>The problem is, what's marketed as self-care isn't always that. Sometimes, you buy one of these things and you just feel worse, because you spent too much, or you should have spent that money on something else, or you ended up with something you didn't actually want.</p> <p>And sometimes, you wonder if there's a way to tell, ahead of time, which self-care purchases you will regret. Here are a few of my personal guidelines for choosing between legitimate self-care purchases and the ones that aren't care at all.</p> <h2>When you can't afford it</h2> <p>Self-care will hurt your budget when you can't afford an item. Whether it's bubble bath, a vacation, a day at the spa with your friends, or even just an adult coloring book, if you can't afford it, there's no way that buying the item will help you feel better.</p> <p>In fact, self-care doesn't have to be expensive at all. In our society, where so many of us are busy and unhappy, taking a day off and spreading out a blanket in a grassy park might provide more in the way of self-care than that expensive mani/pedi/facial package you've been eyeing.</p> <p>It's not that there's a problem with spending your money on things that are within your means and that will legitimately help you to feel better. It's more that self-care has become an excuse for buying things we can't afford, all in the name of making ourselves feel better. If you can't afford it, it will hurt your budget, which is likely to make your purchase an act that makes you feel worse, rather than better. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-high-cost-of-the-treat-yourself-mindset?ref=seealso" target="_blank">The High Cost of the &quot;Treat Yourself&quot; Mindset</a>)</p> <h2>When you don't actually want it</h2> <p>Self-care purchases also hurt your budget when you end up buying things you don't want or need. It's easy to read Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow's newsletter full of overpriced, luxury items, mostly marketed under the guise of self-care, and feel like, surely, that dress/wrap/bath bomb will help you feel better.</p> <p>So you justify the exorbitant cost, and later remember that you don't even like taking baths.</p> <p>Self-care is such a trendy concept right now that most of us have purchased things we wouldn't otherwise have spent money on because they were supposed to help us feel better. And, when they don't, we are out the money and we have extra junk lying around the house that, now, we have to feel guilty about and get rid of.</p> <p>Most of us know what we need in terms of basic self-care, and we know what won't help at all. We know if we need more sleep, to take time alone, to spend time with friends, or enjoy a few moments with a good book. It's usually nothing fancy and nothing that we need to be told to do by celebrities. But when we buy things we don't really want, even in the name of self-care, we hurt ourselves and our budgets.</p> <h2>So, how do you master self-care on a budget?</h2> <p>Taking care of ourselves, especially in a world that can be difficult and capricious, involves some time, practice, and determination.</p> <p>Most of us have some intuitive idea about what we need to do feel better. Many of these things won't cost a whole lot of money &mdash; if any at all &mdash; so we won't have to worry about blowing our budgets just to get them.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/sarah-winfrey">Sarah Winfrey</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/when-self-care-actually-harms-your-budget">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/treat-yourself-with-these-7-free-self-care-routines">Treat Yourself With These 7 Free Self-Care Routines</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/39-mindless-ways-youre-wasting-money-in-every-part-of-your-life">39 Mindless Ways You&#039;re Wasting Money in Every Part of Your Life</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-one-nice-thing-can-ruin-your-whole-budget">How One Nice Thing Can Ruin Your Whole Budget</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-times-a-gym-membership-isnt-worth-it">5 Times a Gym Membership Isn&#039;t Worth It</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/people-are-still-spending-too-much-on-their-weddings">People Are Still Spending Too Much on Their Weddings</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Budgeting Health and Beauty budgeting tips saving money self-care self-care tips Spending Money treat yourself Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:00:09 +0000 Sarah Winfrey 1914541 at http://www.wisebread.com 5 Reasons Stealth Wealth Is the Best Wealth http://www.wisebread.com/5-reasons-stealth-wealth-is-the-best-wealth <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/5-reasons-stealth-wealth-is-the-best-wealth" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock-518885222.jpg" alt="Woman learning stealth wealth is the best wealth" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Some people who have a lot of money like to show it off. They buy large houses, expensive cars, and all the toys you can imagine. But others keep their affluence on the down low. They don't look any different from anyone else, but they have some serious cash stashed away.</p> <p>These folks have what is known as <a href="http://www.theretirementmanifesto.com/stealth-wealth/" target="_blank">stealth wealth</a>. They are worth way more than they appear to be, and they often manage to retire early or follow their dreams in some other way that surprises the people around them &mdash; people who never realized they had that kind of money.</p> <p>Sure, showing off your money is fun. But stealth wealth has its advantages, too.</p> <h2>1. It's real</h2> <p>The biggest advantage of stealth wealth is that it's real. So many people who live extravagant lifestyles are actually broke, living paycheck to paycheck, without savings for retirement or anything else. They are spending all their money maintaining their lifestyle without accumulating much of anything for later. Sure, their things are nice, but that's all they have.</p> <p>Others are in debt. They don't actually have the wealth to maintain their lifestyle, so they are burdened by loans and all of the stress that comes with spending a lot more money than you make. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-when-youre-rich-dream-buys-that-arent-that-great?ref=seealso" target="_blank">5 &quot;When You're Rich&quot; Dream Buys That Aren't That Great</a>)</p> <h2>2. It lets you fly under the radar</h2> <p>Sometimes it's nice to fly under the radar. If you don't look wealthy, people won't ask you for loans. They won't ask you to support their wild new business scheme. They won't bug you for investment tips. And sometimes, that's what you want.</p> <p>Most people with stealth wealth have hobbies and interests that go beyond their money, and they just aren't that interested in talking about finance. Sure, they've invested well and made wise choices, but there's not that much more to say about it. So keeping their affluence hidden means fewer question-and-answer sessions about money.</p> <p>Flying under the radar also means you don't have to keep up with the Joneses. If people don't realize you're wealthy, they won't expect you to buy a bigger house, drive a nicer car, or shop at expensive stores. The pressure is off, so you are free to make whatever financial decisions are best for you.</p> <h2>3. It allows you to aim beyond accumulating stuff</h2> <p>Stealth wealth offers a way to live life focused on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-reasons-you-should-splurge-on-experiences-not-things?ref=internal" target="_blank">experiences, rather than material goods</a>, a strategy that's been proven to make people happier. If you want to give a lot to charity, you can do that. If you want to take a couple of seriously luxurious vacations every year, you can do that, too. Or, you can just focus on micro-experiences, like dinners out with friends, more often.</p> <p>That's the freedom that comes from not being tied to expensive payments on a home, a car, or a designer wardrobe. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-habits-of-financially-happy-people?ref=seealso" target="_blank">10 Habits of Financially Happy People</a>)</p> <h2>4. It's empowering</h2> <p>Sometimes, people with showy wealth begin to believe that their happiness is tied to ever greater consumption. They feel like they have to have lots of nice things, and the money to get more, or they will be miserable. It's a spiral of discontent. The more they buy, the more they feel they need to buy. They become slaves to their ostentatious lifestyle.</p> <p>Folks with stealth wealth don't usually fall into this trap. Instead, they are using their money to achieve a goal. Whether that's early retirement or traveling the world, they aren't distracted by the pursuit of shiny objects. Instead, they know what will make them happy and have chosen to order their lives to attain that. Money is a tool toward happiness, not happiness itself.</p> <h2>5. It offers freedom from work</h2> <p>Many folks with stealth wealth are working toward early retirement. They know that they will be happier not being tied to a desk or an office in a day job. They are accumulating wealth so they can enjoy freedom from the working world.</p> <p>Chasing ostentatious things, on the other hand, can tie you to a job you don't really want. In order to maintain payments on a mansion and a luxury car, you may have to keep working to pay those bills. While that's a perfectly acceptable way to live, it doesn't offer the same freedom that stealth wealth can give.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/sarah-winfrey">Sarah Winfrey</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-reasons-stealth-wealth-is-the-best-wealth">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/6-ways-life-is-wonderful-when-youre-debt-free">6 Ways Life is Wonderful When You&#039;re Debt-Free</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/how-to-keep-peer-pressure-from-destroying-your-finances">How to Keep Peer Pressure From Destroying Your Finances</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-are-people-retiring-in-their-30s">How Are People Retiring in Their 30s?!</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/treat-yourself-with-these-7-free-self-care-routines">Treat Yourself With These 7 Free Self-Care Routines</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-self-destructive-habits-that-keep-you-in-debt">8 Self-Destructive Habits That Keep You in Debt</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Lifestyle early retirement financial freedom keeping up with the joneses living with your means saving money stealth wealth Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:30:40 +0000 Sarah Winfrey 1911599 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Deep Conditioners http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-deep-conditioners <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-deep-conditioners" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_hair_mirror_535845989.jpg" alt="Woman using best deep conditioners" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Your hair takes a beating all day. It has to withstand chemical processing, heated styling tools, and the harsh weather elements, along with pollution. Fortunately, deep conditioners can restore health and beauty to your hair in minutes.</p> <p>A good deep conditioner can instantly condition the hair cuticles, combat split ends, restore strength, and replenish moisture, so your hair is better able to withstand daily stressors. With regular use, deep conditioner can leave your hair healthier, shinier, and completely renewed. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-conditioners?ref=seealso" target="_blank">The 5 Best Conditioners</a>)</p> <h2>What Is a Deep Conditioner?</h2> <p>A deep conditioner (or hair mask) is a hair care item that can nourish and strengthen hair. It typically contains more fatty acids and lipids than traditional conditioners, which can help restore moisture to the hair and help protect it going forward.</p> <p>Dry, damaged hair is no match for the best deep conditioners. While deep conditioner can work for all hair types, it is particularly beneficial for dry hair. In most cases, it&rsquo;s best to use a deep conditioner at least once per week to reset your hair.</p> <h2>Top 5 Deep Conditioners</h2> <h3>Neutrogena Clean Replenishing Deep Recovery Hair Mask</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2npHCDX"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/neutrogena_9.jpg" width="183" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>You won&rsquo;t find a more highly recommended deep conditioner than the <a href="http://amzn.to/2npHCDX" target="_blank">Neutrogena Clean Replenishing Deep Recovery Hair Mask</a>. The drugstore favorite will fight dryness to leave your hair shiny, moisturized, soft, and smooth. Some reviewers found that this left their hair feeling like silk.</p> <p>The salon-approved deep conditioner has a whipped texture and won&rsquo;t weigh hair down. It is enhanced by various oils and butters, including three naturally derived extracts (olive, meadowfoam seed, and sweet almond), which penetrate each layer of the hair strand to help moisturize, condition, detangle, and improve shine. The concentrated weekly restorative treatment puts life back into the hair and can make the ends feel like you just got a fresh haircut. The intensive moisture treatment works quickly to revive even the most dehydrated hair strands, leaving your hair hydrated and stronger after each use.</p> <p>This has a nice fruity scent and works on all hair types, but is especially beneficial for dry, damaged, frizzy, over-processed, and color-treated hair. Only a little is needed at a time, so the container can provide a great value. It is a Total Beauty &ldquo;Top-Rated Beauty Product&rdquo; and is recommended by Allure, The Today Show, and About.com. It also has a dedicated following of devoted customers and outstanding online reviews.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2npHCDX" target="_blank"><em>Currently $6.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>It's a 10 Miracle Deep Conditioner Plus Keratin</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2nfj7cf"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/its%20a%2010_1.jpg" width="115" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2nfj7cf" target="_blank">It's a 10 Miracle Deep Conditioner Plus Keratin</a> will leave your hair shiny and soft after each use. It is made with high-quality ingredients, including keratin protein, which penetrates the hair to deeply nourish and moisturize it. It is designed to do 10 things instantly, including smoothing, detangling, and protecting hair color. It can also restore elasticity and strength, prevent split ends, add shine, and even protect from sun damage.</p> <p>This works for all hair types, including dry, chemically processed hair. It is recommended by Women&rsquo;s Health Magazine and All Women Stalk. It has outstanding online reviews, including nearly 500 five-star reviews on Amazon. The <a href="http://amzn.to/2n9wx7S" target="_blank">It's A 10 Miracle Hair Mask</a> is another highly rated option.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2nfj7cf" target="_blank"><em>Currently $13.84 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2n9rdS1"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/moroccainoil_0.jpg" width="220" height="217" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2n9rdS1" target="_blank">Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask</a> is especially ideal for curly, unruly, frizzy, tangled hair, and can even remove big knots with ease. The unique lightweight formula is ultra-moisturizing and hydrating without weighing hair down or leaving it feeling greasy. It is made with argan oil from Southwest Morocco, which naturally renews hair cell structure, adds shine, and restores flexibility and softness.</p> <p>The cult classic is recommended by <em>The Today Show</em> and has outstanding online reviews, including more than 500 five-star reviews on Amazon. Most reviewers agree that the rich argan butter hair mask has a great scent that is unlike anything else.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2n9rdS1" target="_blank"><em>Currently $27.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Mask</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2n9HUwK"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/macadamia%20oil_0.jpg" width="219" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2n9HUwK" target="_blank">Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Mask</a> is frequently recommended by YouTube vloggers and beauty bloggers. It promises to provide a revitalizing hair reconstruction. It combines deep nourishment and long-lasting conditioning, so your hair is left soft, smooth, manageable. It is made with outstanding ingredients, like macadamia oil, argan oils, tea tree oil, chamomile oil, aloe, and algae extract. It can rejuvenate and rebuild the hair for improved elasticity and shine. It works on all hair types and can perform wonders on dry, damaged, frizzy hair.</p> <p>This is recommended by Birchbox and has a dedicated following. Many reviewers refer to this as their holy grail product. Most reviewers also agree that the scent is great.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2n9HUwK" target="_blank"><em>Currently $14.75 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Matrix Biolage Hydrasource Conditioning Balm for Dry Hair</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2nftcWN"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/matrix_0.jpg" width="245" height="224" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2nftcWN" target="_blank">Matrix Biolage Hydrasource Conditioning Balm</a> works best for thick, dry, damaged, color-treated hair. The salon-recommended deep conditioner is formulated with aloe leaf juice to help envelop and smooth the hair, so your hair will be detangled, conditioned, and completely revived. The conditioning balm works quickly, so you can expect to see noticeable results from the first use. It instantly renews moisture and can even help prevent split ends. It promises to provide soft, moisturized, smooth, shiny, and healthy-looking hair after each use.</p> <p>This is a Total Beauty &ldquo;Top-Rated Beauty Product&rdquo; and has outstanding online reviews, including more than 700 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2nftcWN" target="_blank"><em>Currently $18.77 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best deep conditioners. 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-deep-conditioners">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-frizz-control-products">The 5 Best Frizz Control Products</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-repair-shampoos">The 5 Best Repair Shampoos</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-hydrating-shampoos">The 5 Best Hydrating 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-shampoos-for-frizzy-hair">The 5 Best Shampoos for Frizzy Hair</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-dandruff-shampoos">The 5 Best Dandruff Shampoos</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping 5 best conditioner deep conditioners hair care hair products product reviews shopping Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:00:20 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1914691 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Callus Removers http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-callus-removers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-callus-removers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_pedicure_feet_504891964.jpg" alt="Woman using best callus removers on her feet" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>You don&rsquo;t need to spend a lot of money at the spa just to have your calluses removed. With the right callus remover, you can remove calluses and soften and smooth your feet from home.</p> <p>Instead of feeling embarrassed by dry feet and dead skin, you can achieve professional results from home that you&rsquo;ll want to show off. Your feet will look and feel great, so you&rsquo;ll feel proud to show them off.</p> <h2>What Is a Callus Remover?</h2> <p>Calluses can be caused by excessive pressure and friction from daily activities, exercise, and wearing uncomfortable shoes. They can be unsightly, uncomfortable, and even painful.</p> <p>A callus remover is a pedicure tool that can quickly remove the dead, dry, rough skin so that you can reveal softer, smoother skin and remove the source of the pain right away. Callus removers come in various forms, such as electronic foot files, topical callus removers, or even cushioned medicated pads.</p> <p>The skin on your feet is about 20 times thicker than the skin on the rest of your body. That&rsquo;s why it&rsquo;s so important to take special care of your feet. Make sure to moisturize your feet after using a callus remover to ensure they remain soft and smooth for longer.</p> <h2>Top 5 Callus Removers</h2> <h3>Amopé Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2n6cBmA"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/amope.jpg" width="181" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2n6cBmA" target="_blank">Amopé Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File</a> with diamond crystals can leave your skin significantly softer and smoother after just one use. The rotating Micralumina roller head with diamond crystals spins 360 degrees to quickly buff thick, calloused skin. The ergonomically shaped soft touch handle allows you to effortlessly use and handle the device. It exfoliates quickly and easily by gently removing dead skin in minutes, with no hassle. It doesn&rsquo;t have any sharp blades, so it's safe to use. In most cases, the simple operation takes only a few minutes to complete, but it depends on how deep your calluses are and how much pressure you apply with the device.</p> <p>The electronic foot file requires four AA batteries, which are included. Once you purchase this, you can just replace the roller head as needed. It is recommended by Consumer Reports and is an Amazon best-seller. It has rave reviews online, including more than 6,600 five-star reviews on Amazon. The company also boasts over three million fans in the U.S. Some reviewers even call this their miracle worker. This is designed to be used on dry skin only, so if you&rsquo;d prefer to use it in the shower, then consider the best-selling <a href="http://amzn.to/2o320YO" target="_blank">Amopé Pedi Perfect Wet and Dry Electronic Foot File</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2n6cBmA" target="_blank"><em>Currently $27.48 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>ProLinc Callus Eliminator</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mSRpj3"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/prolinc.jpg" width="100" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2mSRpj3" target="_blank">ProLinc Callus Eliminator</a> works well on all calluses. The professional formula works quickly by breaking down calluses in as little as three to five minutes. It can easily remove calluses with no fuss, in as little as two applications. The formula can be applied to heavy callus areas to safely and effectively soften the calluses. Sometimes, this is enough to treat calluses, but you may need to combine it with a pumice stone, foot file, or rasp to remove any remaining dry skin. It has outstanding online reviews, including more than 400 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mSRpj3" target="_blank"><em>Currently $7.75 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Dr. Scholl's Callus Removers</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mOhjDA"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/dr%20scholls.jpg" width="157" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2mOhjDA" target="_blank">Dr. Scholl's Callus Removers</a> feature a patented formula that is clinically proven to remove any calluses, no matter how deep or painful they may be. The disks have maximum strength medication to remove calluses safely and effectively. The extra thick Comfortplus cushions relieve pain and protect calluses from painful shoe pressure and friction for an all-in-one treatment. These are designed to comfortably stay on all day. They are frequently recommended and highly reviewed online.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mOhjDA" target="_blank"><em>Currently $6.55 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Tweezerman Safety Slide Callus Shaver</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mOvY1t"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/tweezerman_1.jpg" width="200" height="199" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2mOvY1t" target="_blank">Tweezerman Safety Slide Callus Shaver</a> has an innovative design. The two-in-one tool removes calluses and smoothens skin by removing thin layers of dead skin. On the other side of the handle is the rasp, which can be used to smooth the skin. The handle has a unique slide and lock mechanism to protect the blade for safe storage. It&rsquo;s best to use this after the shower, while the skin is dry, but still moist from the shower. This has the Good Housekeeping Seal and has outstanding reviews online. Once you purchase it, you can just buy <a href="http://amzn.to/2o3gFmJ" target="_blank">replacement blades</a> going forward.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mOvY1t" target="_blank"><em>Currently $9.79 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Ped Egg Pedicure Foot File</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mOlteF"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/ped%20egg.jpg" width="147" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2mOlteF" target="_blank">Ped Egg Pedicure Foot File</a> is an &ldquo;As Seen On TV&rdquo; item that actually holds up to the hype. The professional-style foot file has an ergonomically designed egg shape that fits perfectly into the palm of your hand, so it is easy to handle and use. There are over 135 precision micro-files, which gently remove calluses and dead skin so your feet are left soft and smooth. It can be used quickly and painlessly without having to pre-soak your feet. While it is supposed to trap shavings inside, it doesn&rsquo;t usually catch all of the dead skin, so it&rsquo;s best to shave your feet over the trash can to be safe.</p> <p>This includes two emery finishing pads for the perfect finishing touch. It is recommended by Consumer Reports, ConsumerSearch, and MSNBC. It is frequently recommended online and is highly reviewed, with more than 500 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mOlteF" target="_blank"><em>Currently $12.05 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best callus removers. 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-callus-removers">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/the-5-best-forehead-thermometers">The 5 Best Forehead Thermometers</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-anti-itch-creams">The 5 Best Anti-Itch Creams</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-shampoos-for-frizzy-hair">The 5 Best Shampoos for Frizzy Hair</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-pet-flea-shampoos">The 5 Best Pet Flea 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-dandruff-shampoos">The 5 Best Dandruff Shampoos</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping 5 best callus removal callus removers foot products pedicure product reviews shopping Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:00:11 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1914204 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Face Peels http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-face-peels <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-face-peels" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_face_peel_467905816.jpg" alt="Woman using the best face peels" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Facial peels performed at a spa, doctor&rsquo;s office, or esthetic facility can be really pricey. Fortunately, you can rejuvenate your skin from home at an affordable price, in just a short period of time, with at-home peels.</p> <h2>What Are Face Peels?</h2> <p>Facial peels can exfoliate dead skin so that the outer layer of dead skin peels off. This can expedite cell turnover and improve the look and feel of the skin on the face, neck, or hands. After the treated skin peels off, fresh new skin replaces it. The new skin is left brighter, smoother, softer, and less wrinkled than the old skin.</p> <p>Modern living can take a toll on your skin. Fortunately, at-home facial peels can help reverse the damage. They can effectively treat, even skin tone, minimize pores, and eliminate or reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, and scars. Some peels can even boost collagen production for more youthful-looking skin.</p> <h2>Top 5 Face Peels</h2> <h3>Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2nCVNCN"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/81%2BTk7ZMCaL._SX522_.jpg" width="217" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2nCVNCN" target="_blank">Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads</a> are quick and easy to use. The convenient pre-moistened facial peel pads are safe for daily use on all skin types. They exfoliate, resurface, clarify, and firm the skin, clear up complexion, minimize pores, and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, crows&rsquo; feet, and uneven skin tone. They can also restore skin elasticity and open pores to prep the skin for better absorption of serum or moisturizer.</p> <p>The soft, refreshing pads have a mix of exfoliants, amino acids, peptides, and antioxidants, which can reveal brighter, younger looking skin. They are enhanced by alpha, beta, and gamma exfoliators, botanical extracts, camomile, green tea extracts, and vitamins A, C, D, E, and F to moisturize and protect the skin during the exfoliation process. They are fragrance-free and alcohol-free. They can be used on the face, neck, décolleté, top of hands, elbows, and knees.</p> <p>These are an Allure Editors&rsquo; Favorite, a Total Beauty &ldquo;Top-Rated Beauty Product,&rdquo; and recommended by Real Simple. They have a dedicated following and are backed by outstanding online reviews. If you don&rsquo;t like the pads, consider the <a href="http://amzn.to/2lYxm6t" target="_blank">Peter Thomas Roth Firmx Peeling Gel</a> instead.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2nCVNCN" target="_blank"><em>Currently $28.30 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Philosophy the Microdelivery Peel</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mqfX1S"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/philosophy_0.jpg" width="220" height="215" align="right" alt="" /></a>According to most reviewers, the <a href="http://amzn.to/2mqfX1S" target="_blank">Philosophy Microdelivery Peel</a> actually lives up to the hype. The set can effectively and gently remove dead, dull skin cells, revealing radiant, younger looking skin. The set comes with a lactic and salicylic acid activating gel and vitamin C and peptide resurfacing crystals. The one-minute purifying peel is enriched by natural enzymes, a fruit acid complex, and antioxidants to protect skin while deeply exfoliating it and ensuring a faster rate of cell turnover. It revitalizes, smoothes, and brightens skin, treats fine lines and spots, and reduces the appearance of pores, blackheads, fine lines, and wrinkles.</p> <p>The gentle two-step exfoliating peel is safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin. This is an Allure &ldquo;Best of Beauty&rdquo; winner and a Total Beauty &ldquo;Top-Rated Beauty Product.&rdquo; It has outstanding online reviews and a dedicated following.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mqfX1S" target="_blank"><em>Currently $55.78 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Olay Regenerist Microdermabrasion and Peel System</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2nCHj5F"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/olay_2.jpg" width="220" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best-seller in facial lactic acids, the <a href="http://amzn.to/2nCHj5F" target="_blank">Olay Regenerist Microdermabrasion and Peel System Microdermabrasion Treatment</a> includes a peel activator serum. The derma-crystals are ultrafine crystals that gently exfoliate away any dull and dry skin. They have a coarse texture, which can stimulate surface cell regeneration. The peel activator serum resurfaces skin texture and renews the skin.</p> <p>Using groundbreaking bioenergetics techniques and an advanced amino-peptide formula, the Instant Fix Exfoliate and Renew System helps fight the look of skin fatigue for more even-toned skin. It resurfaces and softens skin after just one use for an instant transformation. The duo system will gently exfoliate dull and dry skin, remove whiteheads and blackheads, and improve skin tone. It releases conditioners to the skin's surface, so you can enjoy softer, smoother, brighter, younger looking skin almost immediately. The two-step kit can also reduce the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles with continued use.</p> <p>The set works well on all skin types, including sensitive skin, and can be used up to twice weekly. This is frequently compared to the Philosophy facial peel, but is considerably more affordable. It is also backed by outstanding online reviews, including more than 800 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2nCHj5F" target="_blank"><em>Currently $18.25 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>skyn ICELAND Nordic Skin Peel</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2nqHoKi"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/skyn.jpg" width="220" height="218" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2nqHoKi" target="_blank">skyn ICELAND Nordic Skin Peel</a> pads are convenient and easy to use. The individual pre-soaked exfoliating peel pads have an alpha-beta complex and are packed with natural exfoliants, toners, and Icelandic glacial water. They exfoliate with lactic acid and papaya fruit extract to remove dirt and oil and reveal fresh skin. They are also enriched by witch hazel and white willow bark to reduce pore size while soothing and refreshing skin. Jojoba seed extract also soothes irritation, helps prevent breakouts, hydrates the skin, and restores elasticity and smoothness. It also has calming emollients and protecting antioxidants to improve skin tone and texture, while diminishing fine lines.</p> <p>The single-step process is ideal for use on all skin types, including sensitive skin. They are a Total Beauty &ldquo;Top-Rated Beauty Product&rdquo; and have outstanding online reviews.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2nqHoKi" target="_blank"><em>Currently $45.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>O.R.G. Skincare Mineral Peel Face</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mLHu0S"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/org.jpg" width="87" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you&rsquo;re looking for an all-natural option, then you won&rsquo;t find better than the <a href="http://amzn.to/2mLHu0S" target="_blank">O.R.G. Skincare Mineral Peel</a>. It is the first all-natural enzyme exfoliant that removes dull skin, dead skin cells, and dry patches within seconds of application. It can improve skin tone, eliminate redness and inflammation, and minimize pores. It is enriched with skin nurturing antioxidants and is free of alcohol, parabens, and sulfate, so it is safe for all skin types.</p> <p>The innovative spray-on applicator couldn&rsquo;t be easier to use. It is gentle enough to be used up to four times weekly. It is frequently recommended by beauty gurus online and has a devoted following.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mLHu0S" target="_blank"><em>Currently $28.95 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best face peels. 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-face-peels">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-11"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-tweezers">The 5 Best Tweezers</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-travel-toiletry-bags">The 5 Best Travel Toiletry Bags</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-frizz-control-products">The 5 Best Frizz Control Products</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-foot-scrubbers">The 5 Best Foot Scrubbers</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-repair-shampoos">The 5 Best Repair Shampoos</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping 5 best beauty products face peels facial products product reviews shopping Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:00:18 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1909487 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Hair Mousses http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-mousses <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-mousses" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_beautiful_hair_609695366.jpg" alt="Woman using the best hair mousses" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you want to add extra body to your hair, a hair mousse can help with that. It offers your hair body, texture, and definition, so you can more easily create your ideal hairstyle. It can work well on all hair types and lengths, enhancing the best properties of your hair.</p> <h2>What Is Hair Mousse?</h2> <p>Hair mousse, also known as styling foam, is a versatile hair styling product that comes in an aerosol can. It can define waves and curls, reduce frizz, and provide volume and hold. It can also leave your hair shiny and manageable.</p> <p>Mousse has a light stickiness, which makes it easy to work through wet hair before drying and styling. It's best to start with a small amount so you don't overdo it and leave your hair feeling crunchy or weighed down.</p> <h2>Top 5 Hair Mousses</h2> <h3>Kenra Extra Volume Mousse</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgP41y"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/kenra.jpg" width="71" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>Amazon's Choice for hair mousse, the <a href="http://amzn.to/2mgP41y" target="_blank">Kenra Extra Volume Mousse</a> offers long-lasting volume, body, shine, and a firm hold. The rich formula is also humidity-resistant and offers intense thermal protection up to 428˚. The alcohol-free, nondrying, lightweight mousse works best on dry, fine hair. It is also ideal for permed or naturally curly hair as it will enhance your curls. It won't get crunchy or leave your hair stiff or sticky. It is an Amazon best-seller and a salon favorite.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgP41y" target="_blank"><em>Currently $11.29 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>TRESemmé Tres Mousse</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mk4xzN"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/tresemme_1.jpg" width="59" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2mk4xzN" target="_blank">TRESemmé Tres Mousse Tres Extra Hold Firm Control Mousse</a> is the most affordable option on our list. However, you shouldn't let the price fool you; this is a professional quality product with a devoted following. It offers all-day humidity resistance and extra firm hold. It won't leave your hair sticky, crunchy, or heavy, and can be used on wet or dry hair. It works well on most hair types, including thick, curly, and frizzy hair. The brand is recommended by Glamour, Elle, and TotalBeauty, and is frequently chosen by professionals. If this one doesn't work for you, try another option from the best-selling TRESemmé brand, such as the best-selling <a href="http://amzn.to/2lBO8aZ" target="_blank">TRESemmé Flawless Curls Hair Mousse</a> or <a href="http://amzn.to/2mgYP01" target="_blank">TRESemmé Thermal Creations Volumizing Mousse</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mk4xzN"><em>Currently $7.35 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>The Big Sexy Hair Humidity Resistant Volumizing Spray Mousse</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgMj0o"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/bigsexyhair.jpg" width="57" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2mgMj0o" target="_blank">Big Sexy Hair Humidity Resistant Volumizing Spray Mousse</a> is unique because it dispenses out as a spray and turns into a mousse, so it won't leave your hair crunchy, stiff, or flaky. It will provide you with long-lasting volume and body by pumping up the root. It also offers extra lift, texture, and hold. It is humidity-resistant, so you won't have to worry about your style going flat. While it is intended for heavy, thick hair, it also works well for fine, thin, flat hair. This is an Amazon best-seller and is recommended by TotalBeauty. It is also frequently recommended by professional hairstylists, both online and in the salon. The <a href="http://amzn.to/2mjHIw6" target="_blank">Sexy Hair Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Spray Mousse Unisex Spray</a> is another highly-rated option from the best-selling brand.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgMj0o" target="_blank"><em>Currently $13.23 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgO5Pb"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/paul%20mitchell_1.jpg" width="58" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2mgO5Pb" target="_blank">Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam</a> is the most expensive option on our list, but most reviewers agree that it's worth the higher price tag. It is enhanced with Awapuhi extract, which adds moisture and enhances shine, so you're left with smooth, silky, static-free hair. It is lightweight, has no heavy buildup, and won't dry crunchy. It reduces frizz and flyaways, leaves hair manageable, and provides light to medium hold. It works on all hair types, including curly and wavy. This is an Allure Editors' Favorite and recommended by TotalBeauty. It also has a devoted following with hairstylists around the country.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgO5Pb" target="_blank"><em>Currently $21.67 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Living Proof Full Thickening Mousse</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgJIU4"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/living%20proof_0.jpg" width="59" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you like the <a href="http://amzn.to/2mgJIU4" target="_blank">Living Proof Full Thickening Cream</a>, then you'll love the <a href="http://amzn.to/2n3IrzK" target="_blank">Living Proof Full Thickening Mousse</a>. The lightweight mousse works well on all hair types, but is especially effective on baby fine, flat, thin hair because it adds a thickening effect. It provides body, volume, lift, and light hold that lasts all day without collapsing or becoming stiff. It leaves a micro pattern of thickening dots on each hair strand, leaving you with great texture. A little goes a long way, so this should last you awhile. It is recommended by Allure, Elle, and Women's Health Magazine. It also has outstanding reviews and is frequently recommended by professional salons.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2n3IrzK" target="_blank"><em>Currently $19.36 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best hair mousses. 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-mousses">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-12"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-frizz-control-products">The 5 Best Frizz Control Products</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-repair-shampoos">The 5 Best Repair Shampoos</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-hair-serums">The 5 Best Hair Serums</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-tweezers">The 5 Best Tweezers</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-travel-toiletry-bags">The 5 Best Travel Toiletry Bags</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping 5 best beauty products hair mousse hair products mousse product reviews shopping Thu, 09 Mar 2017 10:00:09 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1905176 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Back Support Devices http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-back-support-devices <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-back-support-devices" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_back_support_474412030.jpg" alt="Woman wearing best back support devices" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Back support devices can relieve back, shoulder, and neck pain, improve posture, and even reduce pain from issues like sciatica and sports injuries. For many people, these devices are completely life-changing.</p> <h2>What Is a Back Supporting Device?</h2> <p>A back supporting device can help you naturally recover from pain and injuries, so you can get back to your active life in less time, without the use of anti-inflammatory medications. It supports the back and aligns the spine, so you can comfortably stand and sit with less stress on your neck, shoulders, back, and spine.</p> <p>Something as simple as slouching can lead to long-term pain. Poor posture can also lead to tension headaches and migraines. To prevent permanently damaging your body with poor posture, find a device that you can comfortably wear whenever you experience pain. Back supporting devices can be worn while at home, at work, driving, or while exercising. They come in various shapes, sizes, and options, so we've included some of each type below.</p> <h2>Top 5 Back Support Devices</h2> <h3>Mueller Adjustable Back Brace</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgH6pg"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/mueller.jpg" width="245" height="165" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2mgH6pg" target="_blank">Mueller Adjustable Back Brace</a> can help you recover from injuries more quickly. It can improve posture and help relieve lower back pain. It has a removable lumbar pad, which helps reinforce the lumbar region. It also has adjustable compression for concentrated support. And it offers extra stability from flexible steel supports along the spine.</p> <p>The internal molded plastic component eliminates brace rolling or bunching. It features a double layer design and dual, outer elastic tension straps for a custom fit. The breathable fabric allows you to comfortably wear it all day. This is available in a range of sizes. It has outstanding online reviews, including more than 2,400 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgH6pg" target="_blank"><em>Currently $23.91 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h2>StabilityAce Upper Back Posture Corrector Brace</h2> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgHh3U"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/stabilityace.jpg" width="245" height="163" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2mgHh3U" target="_blank">StabilityAce Upper Back Posture Corrector Brace</a> can be comfortably worn all day, either under or over the shirt. The lightweight, washable brace is breathable and easy to apply yourself. The high-quality posture support brace is made with a backpack-style construction that gently pulls the shoulders back to align the clavicle, improve posture, relieve shoulder tension, and reduce back pain and pain from scoliosis. The soft padding and strong cushioned straps are ideal for fractures, sprains, collarbone pain, shoulder instability, and fibromyalgia. The movable D-rings allow additional adjustment for a custom fit.</p> <p>This is available in a range of sizes, and works well on both men and women. It has outstanding online reviews, including more than 400 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgHh3U" target="_blank"><em>Currently $19.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h2>ComfyMed Posture Corrector Clavicle Support Brace</h2> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mVexkF"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/comfymed.jpg" width="220" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2mVexkF" target="_blank">ComfyMed Posture Corrector Clavicle Support Brace</a> can straighten your neck, align your shoulders, and improve posture, especially if you tend to slump over all day. It can relieve upper back pain, as well as pain from Thoracic Kyphosis, Lordosis, Kyphoscoliosis, Osteoporosis, loose ligaments, misaligned spine, cervical and thoracic conditions, sports injuries, and more. It is durable, washable, ultrasoft, and made of premium quality materials. The innovative design is easy to put on and adjust by yourself. It has minimum restriction, doesn't cut into the arms, and offers strong support. You can comfortably wear this lightweight brace under clothing.</p> <p>This works well on both men and women, and is available in a range of sizes. It has great online reviews and is backed by outstanding customer support and a money-back guarantee. The <a href="http://amzn.to/2n3Gxzh" target="_blank">ComfyMed Premium Quality Back Brace with Removable Lumbar Pad</a> and <a href="http://amzn.to/2mjCb8N" target="_blank">ComfyMed Breathable Mesh Back Brace</a> are two other highly rated back braces from the trusted brand.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mVexkF" target="_blank"><em>Currently $28.45 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h2>Armstrong Amerika Thoracic Back Brace</h2> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgLjJu"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/armstrong%20amerika.jpg" width="220" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>The premium-quality <a href="http://amzn.to/2mgLjJu" target="_blank">Armstrong Amerika Thoracic Back Brace</a> can quickly relieve pain, tension, tightness, and stiffness. It improves posture, offers back, neck, and shoulder pain relief, aligns the spine, and relieves pain from Osteoporosis, Kyphosis, Lordosis, Kyphoscoliosis, Spinal Curvature, and Scoliotic Decompensation. The special design is fully adjustable with magnets and dual tightening straps, so you can get a comfortable fit.</p> <p>This includes a &quot;Beating Back Pain&quot; PDF Guide. It is available in a range of sizes and works well on both men and women. It has great online reviews and is backed by a one-year warranty and 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgLjJu" target="_blank"><em>Currently $22.19 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h2>Back Support Belt and Lower Back Brace by Old Bones Therapy</h2> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgKrVf"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/old%20bones.jpg" width="220" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>If your doctor has recommended adding heat or cold therapy to your treatment plan, then the <a href="http://amzn.to/2mgKrVf" target="_blank">Back Support Belt and Lower Back Brace by Old Bones Therapy</a> is perfect for you. It includes two ice heat packs, so you can experience instant pain relief and a reduction in inflammation. It can improve posture, provide maximum lumbar support, and reduce muscle fatigue, stiffness, and soreness. The versatile brace also offers lower back pain relief from Sciatica, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, or Degenerative Disc Disease.</p> <p>The high-quality brace has a chiropractor-approved ergonomic design, flexible neoprene construction, and dual elastic bands. This ensures maximum insulation and breathability, and keeps moisture and sweat at bay. The built-in support stays and silicone lining of the compression wrap provide extra stability and prevent slipping, so you can comfortably wear it for hours. It is easy to use and inconspicuous enough to wear under clothing. The compression band conforms to your body to provide a better fit, with the gel pack held firmly in place.</p> <p>This features an internal pocket designed to hold the custom hot and cold gel packs for fast, effective lower back pain relief. However, you can also use the brace on its own, without the gel packs. This is available in a range of sizes and is backed by outstanding reviews and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgKrVf" target="_blank"><em>Currently $39.95 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best back support devices. 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-back-support-devices">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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