Beer belly? All you need to know…

I bet you used to laugh at your dad and uncles when you were younger, but now you are truly worried about the way you look. You know that you don’t eat the best quality food, but still don’t have a clue of what is causing you that huge belly.

If you are over 30 years, this is a reality that you need to face: As the years go by, more fat accumulates in your abdomen and we find it harder to eliminate it, but don’t panic, women suffer something similar, but in their hips. Youth, divine gift!

The fat accumulation is due to lots of factors such as hereditary, hormonal and medical, not just to nutritional issues, although, of course, your diet is something that you need to watch out and exercising plays a very important role here too.

For sure, a big belly is not aesthetic, but there is a big difference between something that you don’t like and something that you need to worry about. Get a measurement tap, if your waist circumference is bigger than 41 inches (102 centimetres), you need to make an appointment with a doctor as you have abdominal obesity.

Do it at least once a month

On summer times our appearance seems to be our main focus as we want to go to pool parties and the beach with our friends, but this is something that we should pay more attention to. Can you believe that this is related to illnesses like asthma, prostate cancer and osteoporosis?!

Sometimes finding the time to do exercise can be tricky, but if you walk at least 20 mins every day is more than enough. Instead, you can consider starting with a clean and healthy diet. When it comes to a good shape, 70% is about your eating habits and 30% the exercise that you do. You actually burn more calories throughout the day than at the gym, so now that you know the secret, when are you planning to start?

 

 

Homemade face masks

Worried about your face? All these uncertain times can be very stressful for our body and a consequence of it tend to be acne. The good news is that you don’t need to spend lots of money to solve the problem. With a couple of ingredients that you have at home, you can help and ease this annoying situation.

1.     Strawberries are amazing to help you in the battle against acne, thanks to its salicylic acid. This fruit is a good cleanser, brightener, toner and anti-ageing. The face mask preparation is quite easy: take a couple of strawberries, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of honey. Mix these ingredients and apply them on your face. Wash your face after 15 minutes.

2.     Greasy face? Natural yoghurt is your best option. Cover your face with it and wash it with warm water after 10 minutes. This popular food is perfect for those whose pores are big and need to hydrate their skin. This natural product is a good exfoliator too.

3.     If you are English, you won’t have a problem at all with this recipe. Boil some oat flakes with water. Let it cool down and add 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of natural yoghurt and 1 egg white. Wash your face with warm water after 15 minutes.

Have some “me time” more often

4.     Honey and cinnamon. Delicious if you try it by accident and very powerful. For the recipe, you just need 1 teaspoon of honey, plus 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Let it on your face for 15 minutes and before washing your face remember to make a little massage as it will help you with the removal of black spots too.

Try with these easy recipes and let us know how it goes. At the end of the day, we should make the most of this time at home. Remember to wear comfy garments to make this “me time” a better experience. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

I may look gay, but please don’t think I am!

Metrosexuals, who are they? Men who love to go shopping, buy expensive face creams, visit the stylist very often, but are still straight. However, the real question is, do girls like them?

Take care of yourself

From guys perspective it is important to look after themselves, especially nowadays when meeting new people is easier. You can love someone, but if they don’t look as good as you, you might feel tempted to approach other people that love themselves enough to worry about grooming.

This is a very controversial topic because is difficult to find boundaries. Girls say that the problem starts when men care about little details more than they do, but it can also be polemic as there are girls than are not very feminine.

On the other hand, we have men that blame women for it. Apparently, especially when they are married, their wives are the ones who ask them to go and have their nails trimmed, to lose some weight and to eat better.

But we have come to the conclusion that this word is not well used. People commonly think that just because a man look after himself is metrosexual, when this is not true. And also, it’s very important to understand that this doesn’t make a guy less masculine.

Looking after yourself is more linked to self-esteem. In modern times the roles of women and men have changed a lot and very often we get to see both doing things that before were forbidden for the other gender. Dare to be different and surprise your partner! Girls love to see a man who always smells and looks good!