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axxeAxxess Pharma Inc. (OTC PINK: AXXE), a specialty pharmaceutical and nutritional supplements company, is pleased to announce its wholly-owned subsidiary, AllStar Health Brands Inc., hosted a TapouT ambassadorship tryout for TapouT-branded products at the Extreme Couture gym and fitness Club in the Toronto area this past Sunday. The select ambassadors that are offered this position are anticipated to further expand North American sales and exposure of the TapouT product line.

Ryan JimmoRyan Jimmo, the MMA fighter, boasting the fastest knockout in MMA history and current TapouT spokesperson, put the candidates through workout routines and fitness evaluations. All of the candidates then tried the TapouT protein shakes. Similar to other test markets performed on the protein shakes, the candidates stated the shakes stood out from the other shakes due to the good taste.

Later this week, Axxess will choose several ambassadors to represent the TapouT product in Canada. In the coming months, Axxess Pharma, will also have US ambassador tryouts. All of the ambassadors will provide an extra focus on the female demographic. Several products in the TapouT lineup have features women find attractive such as added iron, omega-3 fish oil, L-carnitine for fat burning and the gluten-free formulation for less bloating. The Turbo Blend Protein powder 2-lb. tub contains all of these benefits.

Both Canadian and US ambassadors will represent the TapouT brand, furthering exposure and public knowledge of the protein shakes and overall product line. They will be doing two to three demos and store samplings per month, as well as representing the TapouT protein shakes at fitness and sporting events. Ambassadors may have possible work booths at major trade shows and introduce samples to stores who do not yet carry TapouT Muscle brands. All ambassadors will also spread the TapouT message on social media to their followers.

tapout_logoDr. Bagi, President of Axxess Pharma, stated, “This is another big step forward for AllStar/Axxess Pharma as we continue to expand our brand awareness and sales across Canada and the United States. Our ambassadors will be an added force and not increasing our sales but the sales of stores that carry our brand.” Dr. Bagi further states, “This comes at a perfect time given our recent relationship with Muscle Foods USA. We feel our Canadian ambassadors will expand our exposure in Canada with our soon to be US ambassador assisting Muscle Food USA sales people when needed while also generating new store sales on their own. This is one more sign of our continued product expansion.”

About Axxess Pharma Inc.:

Axxess Pharma Inc. is a Nevada Corporation operating through its wholly-owned Canadian Subsidiary: Axxess Pharma Canada Inc., headquartered in Toronto. Axxess is a specialty Health Care Products Company dedicated to improving health and quality of life by offering select medicines, nutritional supplements and over the counter remedies all across the Americas. Axxess’s goal is to bring additional products to the market and provide new, innovative options for better health spanning areas such as high cholesterol, blood pressure, acute pain — to optimal health management through improved nutritional supplements.

About TapouT:

TapouT is a lifestyle brand that has been at the forefront of Mixed Martial Arts since its inception in 1997. The label is rapidly growing into other sports and categories, offering merchandise for men, women and kids. TapouT has endorsed high-profile professional athletes who compete in sports such as basketball, football, baseball, stock car racing, and most famously, MMA. TapouT is sold in sporting goods stores, specialty retailers and online. TapouT is a Trademark of ABG TapouT, LLC. For updates and more information, please visit TapouT.com.

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For more information, please visit http://www.axxesspharmainc.com, or contact Investor Relations at (973) 351-3868.

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The above information contains information relating to the Company that is based on the beliefs of the Company and/or its management, as well as assumptions made by any information currently available to the Company or its management. When used in this document, the words “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plans,” “projects,” and similar expressions, as they relate to the Company or its management, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the current view of the Company regarding future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including the risks and uncertainties noted. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as anticipated, believed, estimated, expected, intended or projected. In each instance, forward-looking information should be considered in light of the accompanying meaningful cautionary statements herein. Factors that could cause results to differ include, but are not limited to, successful performance of internal plans, the impact of competitive services and pricing and general economic risks and uncertainties.

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Industry Veterans Join Forces with Top Shelf Brands $DKTS

header-logoAlonzo Pierce, CEO of Top Shelf Brands Holdings, Inc. (a Nevada Corporation) (OTCBB: DKTS), is pleased to announce that the company has partnered with Big Tent Group, a Louisville-based beverage development company, to promote Besado Tequila as well as entire line of Top Shelf Brands’ premium alcoholic beverages.

Big Tent Group and its affiliates possess a wealth of resources, unparalleled in the alcohol beverage, entertainment, and production industries. Big Tent Group has consistently gained the attention of consumers worldwide by utilizing celebrities to grab notoriety, acquire political support and to, of course, increase sales. Big Tent Group has an outstanding track record of successfully growing sales and gaining global exposure for its partners in the alcohol beverage industry (ABI).

“We are very excited about working with Alonzo, as his vision for Top Shelf Brands is right in line with how we best see fit to market our products and successfully reach the masses in today’s fast-paced, high tech world,” said Big Tent Group co-founder Jeff Freiberger. “We will be transparent in our efforts and will provide the shareholders of Top Shelf Brands updates on our celebrity endorsements, increases in sales volume and any developments that will have an impact on the company bottom line.”

For Pierce, this was clearly a “now and later” opportunity. With Besado Tequila set to hit the market, pending label approval, Big Tent will play an integral part in helping grab an immediate share of the market for this cutting edge, erotic herbal infused tequila. From a future development standpoint, Big Tent will have a synergistic role in securing a bright future for Top Shelf Brands.

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“What can I say, this is the perfect partnership for Top Shelf Brands,” Pierce said. “Big Tent has a tremendous reputation for designing and implementing successful branding and sales campaigns and this fills an obvious need for Top Shelf with the impending release of our Besado Tequila.”

Frieberger and his partners took great care in building an industry “dream team,” featuring some of the best marketers, distribution relationship managers, and sales staff in the industry. Frieberger is quite confident that Big Tent Group brings to the partnership the experience that will benefit Top Shelf Brands for many years to come.

“The majority of our team have been in the industry for many years and have held senior positions at some of the most successful Spirits companies in the world,” Frieberger said. “Sales is the ultimate measurement tool and we are the best, bar none, at creating increases in sales volume for our brands, new or existing. Whether it’s promoting a product that has sold a few thousand cases in a year or a few hundred thousand, I can tell you with confidence that we have produced results. One thing is for certain that growth is inevitable with our newly formed partnership with Top Shelf Brands.”

Big Tent Group and its affiliates work regularly with many A-list celebrities and music artists and have a track record of successful marketing campaign efforts that have featured the following artists: Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Akon, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Rick Ross, T-Pain, P. Diddy, Flo Rida, Busta Rhymes, Kelly Rowland in addition to many others. The team has hosted some of the highest profile parties at the Kentucky Derby, Playboy Mansion, and top night clubs with celebrity friends LMFAO, Hugh Hefner, Gene Simmons, Jenny McCarthy and others. The team, advisors, and directors of the group have designed and managed campaigns that brought awareness and growth to many staple brands in various categories of the ABI today such as Hpnotiq Liqueur, Rhythm Liqueur, Maker’s Mark Bourbon just to name a few. Big Tent Group advisors have senior management backgrounds at Brown Forman, Heaven Hill as well as many other credible spirits companies.

“Having a solid team is a determining factor in the success of any brand in our industry. We are founded on the idea that we can do it bigger and better than any brand has done it yet and our current results to date tell our story,” Frieberger said. “We have ton of experience in the bar and night club industry and understand our craft better than anyone in the business.”

About TSB: http://www.drinktopshelf.com

Top Shelf Brands Holdings incubates, creates, markets and supplies branded alcoholic beverages with an initial offering of Tequila, Liqueur and Bourbon. Being a federally licensed importer and supplier of alcoholic beverages gives us a competitive edge. Top Shelf Brands is dedicated to “Incubating and Creating Brands People Talk About”. Top Shelf Brands is positioned to capitalize on the $1 trillion spirits industry. Strong growth in the industry is anticipated primarily in the premium category.

This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this release, words such as “estimate,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “projected,” “planned,” “forecasted” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which are, by their very nature, no guarantees of Top Shelf Brands Holdings, Inc.’s future operational or financial performance, and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Due to the risks and uncertainties, actual events may differ materially from current expectations. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

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minercoMinerco’s ($MINE) Level 5 Places VitaminFIZZ in All 47 Southern California Kmart Locations

HOUSTON, Jan. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Level 5 Beverage Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Minerco Resources, Inc. (OTC:MINE), has announced that it’s functional sparkling water line, VitaminFIZZ(R), is now available in Southern California Kmart stores. This new account was placed through Avanzar Sales and Distribution, which was recently acquired by Level 5. Starting this week, VitaminFIZZ will be in the cooler sections and on the shelves of all 47 Kmart locations in the Southern California region. Kmart is the third largest discount store chain in the world.

“We are very excited to be associated with one of the most recognizable retailers in the world,” says V. Scott Vanis, Minerco’s Chairman and CEO. “This is certainly a major milestone for the VitaminFIZZ brand and starts the year with a bang. It also portends well for this year’s planned rapid growth of VitaminFIZZ and evolution of the Company.”

Currently, VitaminFIZZ, the only sparkling water that offers 100% of the Recommended Daily Intake of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12, can be found in in approximately 900 locations within the NYC metro and Southern California markets as well as online at Amazon.com. The fast growing beverage is distributed to locations in New York and Southern California through distributors Drink King and Avanzar, respectively. Level 5 also recently signed a deal with Advantage Sales and Marketing to increase the distribution footprint throughout the US.

vitaminAbout Kmart

Kmart, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:SHLD), is a mass merchandising company and part of SHOP YOUR WAY, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through ShopYourWay.com. Kmart offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands that include Sofia by Sofia Vergara, Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Smart Sense.

For more information visit the company’s website at http://www.kmart.com | Sears Holdings Corporation website at http://www.searsholdings.com | Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kmart.

About VitaminFIZZ(R)

VitaminFIZZ is a lightly sparkling, flavor-filled, refreshing beverage with an awesome boost of essential vitamins developed to quench your thirst, naturally. VitaminFIZZ is caffeine free, is Non GMO, has zero calories and contains 100% of recommended daily Vitamin B and Vitamin C. Awaken your taste buds. Now that’s refreshing. VitaminFIZZ comes in six flavors: Orange Mango, Strawberry Watermelon, Lemon Lime, Black Raspberry, Strawberry Lemonade and Pineapple Coconut. See more at: http://www.vitamin-fizz.com, http://www.twitter.com/vitaminfizz and http://www.facebook.com/drinkvitaminfizz.

About Minerco Resources, Inc.

Minerco Resources, Inc. (OTC:MINE), is the parent company of Level 5 Beverage Company, Inc. (Level 5), a specialty beverage company which develops, produces, markets and distributes a diversified portfolio of forward-thinking, good-for-you consumer brands. The Level 5 brand umbrella includes: VitaminFIZZ(R), Vitamin Creamer(R), Coffee Boost(TM), The Herbal Collection(TM) and LEVEL 5(R). http://minercoresources.com.

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Details of the Company’s business, finances and agreements can be found as part of the Company’s continuous public disclosure as a fully reporting issuer under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) EDGAR database. For more information, please visit: http://www.minercoresources.com. The above statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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An industry that has boomed over the years into a multi-billion dollar a year, looks like it is about to increase once again. According to IBISWorld, the global market for vitamin and supplement products is expected to have a compound annual growth rate of 7.4%, and is currently valued at $18 billion in revenue. This could be due to many reasons, but I personally fill that America is sick and tired of being a fat nation. We are starting to become more and more health conscious. If you have stock, or thought about buying stock, this is my thoughts of the following companies.

The following report courtesy of MarketWatch.

axxe The first company is Axxess Pharma (AXXE). They are a focused healthcare company dedicated to providing a wide range of products to improve the lives of patients and consumers worldwide. The company’s products are targeted to improve health-related conditions and furthermore, Axxess intends to market these products with affordable pricing with widespread availability.

Just recently, they have announced that they have partnered with Roc Nation Sports on their first three boxingtapout_logo events under the throne boxing banner and the first event will be scheduled at none other than Madison Square Garden on Jan 9. Axxess Pharma and Roc Nation Sports will work together to promote the TapouT Muscle product line and throne boxing events. “As a company, TapouT Muscle shares our desire to innovate and do things differently and we are excited to work with them beginning with our first event on Jan. 9,” states Michael Yormark, President and Chief of Branding at Roc Nation.

As of this morning, their shares have been increasing.

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We have seen a nice 4.94% increase over a few hours. Could this increase be linked to them securing a massive purchase order from Muscle Foods USA, a large nationwide sport and nutrition distributor, for the full line of Axxess Pharma/AllStar Health Brands TapouT products.

minercoMinerco Resources, Inc. MINE, -6.06% has begun to steadily rebound since November. Following lows of $0.0022, the stock has moved back as much as 118%. As of most recent weeks, Minerco has traded relatively sideways between $0.003 and $0.004 with the most recent momentum favoring the bulls.

minestockJust last week the Company announced that Advantage Sales and Marketing will be the official broker for VitaminFIZZ, Minerco’s lightly sparkling, vitamin-enhanced beverage. Advantage will take an aggressive lead on placing VitaminFIZZ in key chain and independent accounts, initially focused in the Southwest region of the US. In addition, the company will assist in promotion, marketing, advertising planning, and execution through its network of in-store partners and in-house experts.

vitaminAs an increasing number of the population seeks to avoid costly medical issues and focuses on prevention through diet, supplementation and exercise, it is expected that the demand in this market segment will provide market participants with continued opportunities. Among the most proactive consumers within the industry are the baby boomers, those who are in their 50s and 60s, which represent a large demographic looking toward supplements to maintain health and wellness. Furthermore, the “active lifestyle” generation has opened even more opportunity for companies like these to offer unique product mixes to take advantage of the increasing want from these demographics.

When it comes to skin care products, you will find that a lot of people are very particular about using only natural skin care products. They treat all the synthetic products as harmful to the skin.

So, are natural skin care products the answer to all of our problems? What if a natural skin care product is not available for the treatment of a particular skin disorder? Are the synthetic skin care products so harmful that they should be banned?

banner2Different people have different answers to these questions. However, the reality is that due to presence of synthetic preservatives, it’s really tough to find a natural skin care product that is 100% natural. There are natural skin care products that have natural preservatives, but their cost might be detrimental. Moreover, such natural skin products have a shorter shelf life and hence are not preferred by the manufacturers of natural skin care products.

Some people carry a wrong notion that since natural skin care products are natural, they cannot cause any harm to the skin. The suitability of a skin care product is not based on whether it is synthetic or natural. An unsuitable natural skin care product can harm you in almost the same way as a synthetic one. So, use natural skin care products, but be open to synthetic ones too (you might need them when a natural solution is not available) 

Your selection of a natural skin care product should be based on 3 factors: young

  1. The skin type (dry, oily, normal, sensitive) of the person who will use that natural skin care product 
  2. The climatic conditions in which it will be used e.g. hot and humid condition would warranty the use of oil-free natural skin care products.
  3. The process for application/use of the natural skin care product. A good natural skin care product (in fact any product) can seem useless if not used in the proper way. 

You can also make natural skin care products by yourself, by using the recipes that are readily available on the internet and in the books at book stores.

Use of organic fruits and vegetables is also popular as a natural skin care procedure. Some essential oils, herbal oils, are useful too and are known for their moisturizing and antiseptic properties.

However, using a natural skin care product does not mean that you can exercise carelessness with other aspects of skin care. Natural skin care products should be used like supplements to the following ‘essential’ recommendations: healthy eating habits (avoiding oily food), regular exercise, drinking a lot of water (8 glasses everyday), and cleanliness. This will then form a perfect and completely natural skin care routine that will help maintain a healthy beautiful skin for longer time.

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‘Antiaging skin care’ is a very poplar concept in today’s world. Today everyone wants to hide their age using antiaging skin care procedures (and a number of people are successful too). However antiaging skin care is not achieved by any magic potion. ‘Antiaging skin care’ is about discipline. It is about being proactive. Antiaging skin care is retarding the aging process. Here are a few tips for proactive antiaging skin care:

1. Maintain healthy eating habits: A well balanced diet is the key to maintaining a proper body metabolism. Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables (raw), they are the best source of fiber and have a very refreshing effect on your body. Avoid oily and fatty food; not only do they lack in essential nutrients but also cause obesity and other diseases which aid the aging process 1369_Page_3

2. Beat stress: This is probably the most important antiaging skin care measure. Stress disturbs the body metabolism and accelerates the aging process. Sleep, exercise and a relaxing bath, are all good ways of beating stress. Aroma-therapy is also known to bust stress. 

3. Drink a lot of water: Antiaging skin care can’t be any simpler than this. Water helps in flushing out the toxins from the body, hence keeping it clean and making it less prone to disease. Around 8 glasses of water (per day) is recommended by all doctors.

4. Regular exercise is a wonderful antiaging skin care procedure. Besides toning your muscles, it also helps in cleaning the skin by flushing out the toxins in the form of sweat. Exercise should be followed by a warm shower in order to completely remove the toxins.

5. Avoid the use of strong, chemical based products on your skin. Natural skin care products are a good option. Use of organic skin care products (home made or commercial) can be a very effective antiaging skin care measure.

young6. Do not overuse skin care products. Excessive and harsh application, both are harmful.

7. Do not ignore skin disorders; it can lead to permanent skin damage. Try over the counter medication and if that doesn’t help, immediately visit your dermatologist and seek his/her advice.

8. Vitamin C based skin care products are very popular means of antiaging skin care. However, these seem to oxidize very quickly (which makes them harmful for the skin). So store them properly. If the product turns Yellowish brown, it means that vitamin c has oxidized and the product is no longer suitable for use.

9. Protect your skin against UV radiation ; UV rays are known to speed up the aging process. So, a good sunscreen lotion should be a part of your antiaging skin care routine.

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banner8Anti-aging skin care products remind me of the song ’18 till I die’. Indeed, anti-aging skin care products are very popular today; and why not, who doesn’t want to look young for ever?

Talking of anti-aging skin care products, the first thing that comes to mind is vitamin C based anti aging skin care products. These products work by enabling the synthesis of collagen (a structural protein that is found in skin). This category of anti-aging skin care products is related to anti-oxidants. When looking for an anti-aging skin care product with vitamin C in it, make sure you find one that helps fight the look of aging through advanced Peptide Technology.

Peptides are very small pieces of proteins consisting of various numbers of amino acids. They are the most important part of all body and cellular activity. All proteins and enzymes which regulates metabolism are composed of peptides. Peptides have various functions and multiple activities in the skin. Peptides Signal You’re Skin to Make More Collagen – Applying peptides dir73ectly to your skin is a way to trick your skin into thinking that it has lost collagen recently and needs to make more. Peptides are effective in improving the appearance of fine lines. Peptides Deliver Copper into Your Skin – Because peptides are small, they can penetrate the skin’s protective barriers to get to the deeper layers. When copper is attached to a peptide, the peptide can deliver copper to the living layers of the skin. There is research showing that copper is an effective agent in skin healing which is why it has been used for years to treat chronic wounds. Copper peptides seem to promote collagen production and act as antioxidants. They are needed for natural healing and regeneration of your skin and to help remove damaged collagen. Neuropeptides Might Act Like Botox – Some peptides might block transmission of signals from nerves to your facial muscles. In particular, a neuropeptide called argireline has been shown in the laboratory to block the release of neurotransmitters from nerves Argireline absorbed all the way through the skin to the level of the muscle, and then it blocks contraction of the muscle, leading to smoother skin, similar to Botox.

Besides vitamin C, vitamin E and lipoic acid are anti-oxidants too. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble anti-oxidant that is found in human blood and helps in building resistance against infection. Vitamin E is also known to inhibit cancer. Liponic acid is known to combat the signs of aging very effectively by reversing the skin damage caused by the aging process.

Phytochemicals form the other category of anti aging skin care products. Phytochemical are special chemicals that are extracted from plants. There are a variety of phytochemicals that are in use today. Phytochemicals prevent occurrence of cancer of certain types; these include prostate cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer. That is why they find their place in anti-aging skin care product.

Some B-vitamins like B5, B6 and B12 are also in use for anti-aging skin care product.

The field of anti-aging skin care product is vast and needs a lot of research. Though the currently available products are effective, they still have challenges to combat. Hopefully, these challenges will get resolved in due course and help get better and cheaper anti-aging skin care product.

However, anti-aging skin care product should be used only as a supplement to the natural ways of skin and body care. So, drinking a lot of water, getting a good night sleep, exercising regularly, maintaining healthy eating habits and keeping stress at bay are essential means of delaying the aging process. No anti-aging skin care product can replace them really.

Seacret has an awesome Age-Defying Line that is infused with Peptide-Technology, which stimulates the reproduction of collagen and reduces the appearance of expression lines (smile, frown, & thinking lines).  Their age-defying line is ideal for those looking to prevent fine lines and wrinkles.  Give it a try today! Go to: www.epdeadsea.com

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Everything that happens to us happens in purpose. And sometimes, one thing leads to another. Instead of locking yourself up in your cage of fears and crying over past heartaches, embarrassment and failures, treat them as your teachers and they will become your tools in both self improvement and success.

I remember watching Patch Adams – its my favorite movie, actually. Its one great film that will help you improve yourself. Hunter “patch” Adams is a medical student who failed to make it through the board exams. After months of suffering in melancholy, depression and suicidal attempts – he decided to seek for medical attention and voluntarily admitted himself in a psychiatric ward.  His months of stay in the hospital led him to meeting different kinds of people. Sick people in that matter. He met a catatonic, a mentally retarded, a schizophrenic and so on. Patch found ways of treating his own ailment and finally realized he has to get back on track. He woke up one morning realizing that after all the failure and pains he has gone through, he still want to become the a doctor. He carries with himself a positive attitude that brought him self improvement and success. He didn’t only improved himself, but also the life of the people around him and the quality of life. Did he succeed? Needless to say, he became the best damn doctor his country has ever known.

So, when does self improvement become synonymous with success? Where do we start? Take these tips, friends…
*Stop thinking and feeling as if you’re a failure, because you’re not. How can others accept you if YOU can’t accept YOU?

*When you see hunks and models on TV, think more on self improvement, not self pitying. Self acceptance is not just about having nice slender legs, or great abs. Concentrate on inner beauty.

*When people feel so down and low about themselves, help them move up. Don’t go down with them. They’ll pull you down further and both of you will end up feeling inferior.

*The world is a large room for lessons, not mistakes. Don’t feel stupid and doomed forever just because you failed on a science quiz. There’s always a next time. Make rooms for self improvement.

*Take things one at a time. You don’t  expect black sheep’s to be goody-two-shoes in just a snap of a finger. Self improvement is a one day at a time process.

*Self improvement results to inner stability, personality development and dig this …. SUCCESS. It comes from self confidence, self appreciation and self esteem.

* Set meaningful and achievable goals. Self improvement doesn’t turn you to be the exact replica of Cameron Diaz or Ralph Fiennes. It hopes and aims to result to an improved and better YOU.

*Little things mean BIG to other people. Sometimes, we don’t realize that the little things that we do like a pat on the back, saying “hi” or “hello”, greeting someone “good day” or telling Mr. Smith something like “hey, I love your tie!” are simple things that mean so much to other people. When we’re being appreciative about beautiful things around us and other people, we also become beautiful to them.

*When you’re willing to accept change and go through the process of self improvement, it doesn’t mean that everyone else is. The world is a place where people of different values and attitude hang out. Sometimes, even if you think you and your best friend always like to do the same thing together at the same time, she would most likely decline an invitation for self improvement.

We should always remember that there’s no such thing as ‘over night success’. Its always a wonderful feeling to hold on to the things that you already have now, realizing that those are just one of the things you once wished for. A very nice quote says that “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”  We are all here to learn our lessons. Our parents, school teachers, friends, colleagues, office mates, neighbors… they are our teachers. When we open our doors for self improvement, we increase our chances to head to the road of success.

banner8One of the most interesting topics on skin care is ‘anti aging skin care’. As one gets older, the natural defense of our skin (and in fact of the whole body) weakens. ‘Anti aging skin care’ is about protecting your skin from the negative effects of aging process. ‘Anti aging skin care’ helps in maintaining a young and fresh look for a longer period of time. However, ‘anti aging skin care’ doesn’t end just here. Besides maintaining your looks (good looks), ‘anti aging skin care’ is also about retaining the resistance to disease. Though the awareness about anti aging has increased over a period of time, still a lot of people are unable to recognize the aging symptoms (and hence are unable to determine if they are in need of additional anti aging skin care measures).

Here is a list of visible anti aging symptoms that will help you in the planning and execution of your strategy for anti aging skin care: baldness, forgetfulness, graying hair, wrinkle formation, loss of eyesight or hearing loss and menopause. The occurrence of one or more such symptoms is an indicator for upping the ante on anti aging skin care. Note that we are talking about introduction of additional measures for anti aging skin care, we are not talking about starting ‘anti aging skin care’ altogether. ‘Anti aging skin care’ actually starts much before the symptoms of anti aging appear.  Serious anti aging skin care is building and following a proper skin care routine much earlier in life (say in your teens). Anti aging skin care doesn’t mean adoption of any special skin care procedure but just following a normal procedure in the right earnest. Eating a lot of fruits, avoiding stress, drinking a lot of water and using natural therapies can delay the aging process.

Once the signs of aging start showing up, you should start using some additional measures in the form of anti aging skin care products. The market is full of anti aging skin care products. In fact there are so many anti aging skin care products that they will probably find you even before you find them. Also, with age, the skin undergoes significant change. So you will need to analyze your current skin care procedure to check if it still holds good i.e. if it is still suitable for your skin.

You should remember that aging is a natural process and there is nothing that can stop it from happening. All these anti aging skin measures can just help in delaying the aging process.

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sensitive-skin‘Sensitive skin care’ is governed by a few basic rules. However, even before we delve into the rules for sensitive skin care, it’s important to understand what a sensitive skin is. Sensitive skin is one which is unable to tolerate any unfavorable conditions (environmental/other), and which easily gets irritated on contact with foreign materials (including skin care products). For this reason, some products are especially labelled as sensitive skin care products. The degree of sensitivity can however vary from person to person (and depending on that, the sensitive skin care procedures vary too).  

Generally, all skin types respond negatively to detergents and other chemical based products. However, the damage starts generally beyond a defined threshold (or tolerance level). This tolerance level is very low for sensitive skin types, leading to skin getting damaged very easily and quickly.  Sensitive skin care products either avoid the potential irritants or keep them at very low concentrations.

Here are a few tips for sensitive skin care:
* Use sensitive skin care products only (i.e. the products that are marked for sensitive skin care only). Also, check the instructions/ notes on the product to see if there are specific restrictions/warnings associated with the product).
* Even within the range of sensitive skin care products, choose the one that has minimum preservatives, colorings and other additives
* Do not use toners. Most of them are alcohol based and are not recommended for sensitive skin.
* Wear protective gloves when doing laundry or other chemical based cleaning.  If you are allergic to rubber, you can wear cotton gloves below the rubber ones.
* Another important tip for ‘sensitive skin care’ is to avoid excessive exposure to sun. Apply sunscreen lotion before getting out in the sun.
* Avoiding exposure to dust and other pollutants is also important for sensitive skin care. So, cover yourself adequately before going out.
* Use hypoallergenic, noncomedogenic moisturizer as a sensitive skin care product (if there is none specifically labelled as a sensitive skin care product)
* Use soap-free and alcohol free cleansers. Cleanse your face whenever you return from spending time out doors.
* Do not scrub or exfoliate too hard. It can cause reddishness and even inflammation.
* Do not leave the makeup on for too long. Use hypoallergenic makeup- removers.

So, sensitive skin care is very different from the normal skin care. Sensitive skin care is more about being careful with your skin (both in terms of sensitive skin care products and protection against environments atrocities on skin).

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