5 Essential Summer Natural Skin Care Beauty Tips To Keep Your Skin and The Environment Healthy

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    For most of us, summer fun means lots of time spent out-of-doors with activities that subject our skin to the sun, salt, insects, and dirt. With a little help from organic and natural skin care products, you can enjoy the great out-of-doors without wreaking havoc on your skin and hair.

    Here are five beauty tip suggestions to keep you in a summer glow.

      1. Sunscreen needs to be part of your daily going out-of-doors summer routine. Make a good choice and select a natural sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB sun rays. Both types of rays damage skin by affecting collagen and both can cause cancer. Avoid sunscreens with a long list of chemicals – especially Para-amino Benzoic Acid, also known as PABA. These chemicals are easily absorbed through the skin causing health problems and also find a way into the environment causing damage to soil and groundwater.

     

      1. After a day in the sun at the beach or pool, or hiking the forest trails, thoroughly cleanse skin and hair with a gentle organic foaming cleanser. Look for a cleanser that blends organic and natural ingredients that will gently clean while replacing natural oils. Natural ingredients like Clary Sage, Aloe Vera; Jojoba, Olive, or Coconut Oils; and essential oils will gently cleanse while rejuvenating skin and hair. Coconut oil is especially good for replacing natural oils to skin and hair.

     

      1. Nourish and replenish skin with an organic all-over body moisturizer. Organic and natural ingredients like Bergamot and Litsea essential oils energize and help to tone and rejuvenate your skin. A great choice for summer is a moisturizer that contains lemon or lime essential oils, as a citrus blend energizes and also works as an insect repellent. Remember to use nail cuticles and dry skin on feet!

     

      1. Summer is the time for bare feet and sandals. Show off those toes with eco-friendly non-toxic nail polish. Look for water-based polishes that do not use FD&C colors and that has removed the toxic chemical trio of ingredients which include dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, and toluene. The water-based polishes are better for your health and the health of the environment.

     

    1. Complete the summer glow with smooth, luscious lips. Use a chemical-free, paraben-free, natural lip gloss. Be sure to carefully read lipstick labels as many still contain lead which is a proven neurotoxin. Look for an organic or natural lip-gloss enriched with vitamin E, cocoa butter, olive oil, and shea butter. This will provide lots of moisture preventing cracked lips and will also provide a long-lasting shine.

    This summer enjoy all nature has to offer whether surfing the waves, laying by the pool, or observing nature from a forest trail. Remember the above tips for organic and natural ways to keep skin, hair, and the environment healthy.

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    Beach Party

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    Beach party for all ages

    Everyone loves a good beach party, especially during the hot summer months of the year. Now the best setting for a beach party is when it’s held at the beach or around a large pool yard. Yet with some creativity, any party including birthday parties can be transformed into an energetic and fun beach party. For this, however, you will need the right decorations, food, and most of all entertainment.

    Your first step towards a successful beach party is the invitations. You could decorate each of your invitations with the shape of a beach umbrella, or perhaps a surfboard, or even a flip-flop sandal. This is a good way to give your guests a little preview of what to expect at your party. Invite them and ask them to wear their favorite bathing suits to enjoy the sun and the sand at your party.

    Create an atmosphere of fun

    The whole objective of a beach party is to have lots of fun. So play a soothing CD to create a cool atmosphere. If your beach party is being held at your swimming pool play a CD that contains the sound of waves and seagulls as this will do a great job of transforming your backyard party into a beach party. Now if you are into surfing music and you think that your guests will like it then The Beach Boys is a great choice or even the B-52s. You can probably get away with playing any other summertime song which you think fits in well with your theme.

    Decoration

    There are several choices when it comes to decorations, ranging from streamers to bright fish and even tiki masks. You can also place large-sized seashells or even surfboards in your backyard. Many people love putting inflatable palm trees since they are very easy to find and will light up your party. Paper umbrellas can shade your guests from the sun during the brightest parts of the daytime hours. Campfire and titi torches are great for providing mood lighting when it becomes dark. A few comfortable lounge chairs around the area are also great.

    Entertainment

    For entertainment, you can include music, water balloons, water guns, etc. You can even host a conga line or a limbo contest for your guests since it’s fine for people of all ages. If your event is at a beach you should include beach volleyball, since it’s an all-time beach favorite. Also, purchase a few large beach balls to throw around. Younger children can be engaged in a treasure hunt where you bury a small box and draw a map for them to follow.

    If you are going to have many kids at your beach party you must have many beach-themed games. Snorkeling relay is one of the classics, it can include two or three teams each of which has a pair of flippers, a snorkel, and a measuring spoon/cup along with a large bowl filled with water. This is something that can involve kids of all ages.

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    The Timeshare Exchange Bible

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    How To Be A Fun Wedding Mc

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    CDL Test Download – English & Spanish Class A CDL test files (.pdf) | CDL-TEST.com | CDL TEST ANSWERS – DMV TEST ANSWERS

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    Pattaya: A Vacation For Happy Family Time

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    You may hear some people mention of Pattaya being a land not for family tourism. However, that is just a rumor when in reality the place is filled with fantastic opportunities arranged for children!

    So take out your journal and plan a family vacation in Pattaya, Thailand that offers an all-round experience for a perfect getaway.

    And just to make your planning smoother, here’s a handpicked list of few of the countless stunning attractions available for family fun. a Pattaya vacation is probably the best treat you can give your kids this summer!

    Ramayana Water Park

    It is not only the largest water park in entire south Asia but so much more than just a regular water park. Experience some of the ultimate water rides, wave pools, dedicated kid zones, river cruise, waterfalls, and so on. To plan affordable trips to this amusing water park in Pattaya, many companies provide various programs that can they can tailor according to your needs.

    Pattaya Dolphin World

    Come and take a warm kiss from one of the adorable trained dolphins available here for show and pure entertainment. And what about the after-show plans? Even though the park is named ‘Dolphin World’ it still offers different activities for everyone. Feeling exhausted? Head to the spa relaxation, grab some coffee, or fill your appetite with fresh steaks, while your kids indulge themselves in rock climbing, ATV, horseback riding, and thrilling water park rides.

    Teddy bear Museum (Pattaya)

    Are your children obsessed with dolls? Bring them to this mesmerizing museum which provides a fairytale-like reality, heaven for teddy bear lovers!

    Explore the 12 different zones designed so beautifully; your kids will never want to leave.

    Specially made for photography, this museum is the perfect selfie destination for you and your family! And in-case you wished to own one of these cute stuffed toys; there’s a teddy bear gift shop that caters bears of all size and shape!

    Pattaya Sheep Farm

    Baa-Baa Black sheep-white sheep, they got lots of wool, so many bags full, and your children would love them too. Let your kids enjoy their nursery rhymes in real life. Hop on a horse carriage for sightseeing around the farmland, find more farm animals grazing around and dive in for some exotic dishes available at the unique farm park.

    Harbor Land Pattaya

    Harbor land is known as the family paradise. Why? Firstly, this mega shopping mall has the biggest indoor playground in Asia that every thrilling amusement park you can name. From high trampoline jumping, artificial cliff climbing in an underwater theme to skating rinks, little children dedicated fantasy play zone the list doesn’t seem to end! Want your kids to learn while playing? The Harbor Learn and Play awaits with the best short courses on cooking, clay work, English, dance, and gym classes.

    For you? Prepare yourself for International Food Garden and try all exotic flavors of different cuisines.

    Tuxedo Illusion Hall Pattaya

    A magical evening for kids after day-long activities around Pattaya. Take some popcorn, and sit back while the magic tricks performed by professionals added with illusional effects and sound that make your kids go awe! Enjoy their reactions and curiosity that shall create memories that you take back home with you.

    Pattaya is full of vast amusement parks, malls, and other tourist destinations that have something for everyone. With a significant advantage of affordable vacation, you can count on Pattaya, Thailand.

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    Beijing Aquarium

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    Covering an area of 120,000 square meters, Beijing Aquarium is the biggest aquarium equipped with the most advanced facilities in Asia, and it is located in Beijing Zoo with Beijing Exhibition Center and Beijing Planetarium to the south, which combines recreation, popular science education with tourism perfectly as one. The aquarium is trumpet shell-shaped with blue and orange colors as background, fully representing the vast ocean and the infinite vitality of the marine creatures, and there are over 50,000 fishes available in the aquarium. Beijing Aquarium is composed of six theme exhibition areas, namely, the Tropical Forest Wonder, the Touch Pool, the Undersea Loop, the Shark Hall, the Dolphin-Whale Bay, and the Oceanic Theater.

    It seems as if you were in the mysterious Amazon Primitive Forest when walking past the winding path, vivid rockery, tumbling waterfalls, the old bridges, the gentle streams and exotic sculptures in the Tropical Forest Wonder, and there are 22 tanks collecting different kinds of fishes from the oceans and the freshwater rivers scattering among the “forest” and “rocks”, including Blood parrotfish, sea elephants, giant salamanders, and anglerfishes. The simulated coastline in the Touch Pool is 48 meters long, where you can touch various marine creatures in person, including sea hedgehogs, sea anemones, starfish, soldier crabs, and horseshoe crabs, and you can also walk on the “white sand beach” and listen to the murmuring of the sea waves here. The main exhibits in the Shark Hall include white-tip sharks, tiger sharks, white sharks, and Carcharhinus melanopterus, where the interactive activities are available at a regular time in the forms of Man Dancing with Sharks and Feeding Sharks, creating a happy atmosphere for the visitors. The Dolphin-Whale Bay is the home to many marine creatures, where the clever dolphins practice their dancing postures and the clumsy sea lions play with the balls, receiving one ripple of laughter after another from the visitors.

    The Oceanic Theater affords a romantic Hawaii-style seafront view and it can accommodate 3,000 visitors, which is the favorite of the children, and the main performances include Rocket & Flying Man Performance (two dolphins lifting men to a great height with their mouths as if launching a rocket), Dolphins Dancing with Man Performance and Dolphin Heading Balls.

    The attractions nearby Beijing Aquarium include Beijing Zoo, Great Awakening Temple, the Phoenix Mountain, Capital Indoor Stadium, the Fragrant Hill Park, the Ruins of Yuanming Garden (the Old Summer Palace), Azure Cloud Temple, Chinese Millennium Monument, and Baiwangshan Forest Park.

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    What Are the Three Levels of Appreciation, and How Do They Influence You?

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    Gratitude is a relevant sentiment; and Attitude of Gratitude is a catchy phrase. But I suggest there’s more to this that may influence your energy and experiences. Several years back I wrote an article about gratitude vs. appreciation, the first two levels of thankfulness. I’m going to use a few parts of that article here and add some significant bits, particularly what the third level is and is about, which wasn’t included in that article, because I only recently realized how it connects to thankfulness.

    Back then I attached “I am grateful for” in front of all my affirmations (for what I wanted), which was the popular practice advocated at the time. But the morning I contemplated writing an article about gratitude, something niggled at my mind. It was a subtle discomfort about the word, which I realized was discomfort about the energy I felt about it: gratitude seemed, to me, to have a thought of lack attached to it. And that wasn’t what I wanted to feel or practice.

    The First Level: Gratitude

    I had to look deeper into why the word Gratitude was nudging my attention. I looked it up in my dictionary: A feeling of thankful appreciation for favors or benefits received. I looked up Favor. Amidst the many variations of meaning was: A kind, obliging, friendly, or generous act. Benefit: A kindly, charitable act.

    Even though the definition of Favor included above seems a positive one, most of us have heard or read the phrase “I called in a favor;” and please note that obliging is one of the meanings. A favor then, by its nature, can mean something done that often obligates the receiver to the giver. Benefit carries the energy of charity. None of these are bad, per se, but these definitions supported my underlying unrest about the word Gratitude. They imply the recipient is in a state of lack–and, likely, feeling it keenly; and even though assistance may be provided, it doesn’t necessarily cause the recipient to feel empowered or re-empowered; though, it might. That depends on the recipient. Let’s face it: if we find ourselves in real need of assistance, we’re darn glad to receive it. So, gratitude has its time and place. But none of us like or want to feel disempowered.

    The Second Level: Appreciation

    I moved on to Appreciation, or its root–appreciate: To think well of; understand and enjoy; recognize the value of. No mention of lack or obligation, just enjoyment, understanding, and recognition of value, on some level, of something. So, what is the, even if somewhat subtle, the difference between appreciation and gratitude?

    Let’s try an experiment using both words. You sit down to a meal and say, “I am grateful for this meal.” Deep down (or perhaps right at the surface, depending on the circumstances), there may be a fear-based, even unrecognized, or not-perceived, a form of relief that you are not one of the starving millions or one of the homeless. There’s something of a “There but for the grace of God go I” energy present or, perhaps, the energy of “If it wasn’t for (whomever), I wouldn’t have this.” Now suppose you say instead, “I appreciate this meal.” You recognize the value of the food and what it provides to your body, and even the experience. You appreciate every person, critter, or plant that made it possible for you to be able to have access to the food and whatever means you have that either provided the funds to buy it or receive it as a gift or offering of camaraderie. This may seem a subtle distinction, but it’s there, at least it is for me. Appreciation seems a happier, stronger way to feel. And it’s been my experience that if I practice appreciation, it keeps me from having or having more experiences than I’d like that lead to a need for gratitude.

    Okay, that gives us a brief look at Gratitude and Appreciation. I said there were three levels.

    The Third Level: KNOWING

    Knowing the Truth is what the third level is about; the Truth that Source is All That Is, which includes you and your supply of every real need and whatever is for your highest good. The Truth that it is not about what you can get from the flow but that you get into the flow! Knowing is more than an attitude: it’s a state of mind and being.

    Look around you right now. Like it or not, there are nothing and no one who isn’t an individualized expression of Source, including you. Ernest Holmes wrote in his book The Science of Mind: “Mind is individualized but never individual. This Universal Mind will never be any less than Universal; It will never be individual, but It will be individualized. There is a great difference. The wave in the ocean will never be a wave by itself. IT WILL BE THE OCEAN AS A WAVE.” I include this passage because it is so very easy to forget what we are actually and eternally a part of.

    But what about Knowing; what does that even mean? How do you know when or what you Know? It’s challenging to explain what it means to someone who’s never experienced Knowing or identified it as such, like trying to explain water to a fish. Knowing is a personal experience; so even if I managed to explain it in any reasonable way, you’d only relate if you’d had your own experience of it. I’ll give it a shot, though.

    For me, Knowing is a pervasive flash of feeling that rushes over me, into me, out of me–is one with me as I am one with the feeling; a moment when I am aware of being the wave and the ocean, the water, and the fish. It’s awareness of the Divine that, for a brief period, snaps me out of the amnesia the illusion of physical reality creates and supports, so I remember, so I feel, the Truth of where I come from, who I am, and the Truth of what Source is and what our real relationship is. Here’s something to keep in mind: the eternal you are already in a state of Knowing, but you and I agreed to forget that when we came here so we could experience physical reality in a way that served our highest spiritual good and purposes. And if we do have flashes of Knowing, that’s part of our purpose, as well.

    When certain experiences happen and I find myself slipping or crashing out of balance, it’s very easy to temporarily forget I’m not alone–ever. I’ve had several experiences that proved I’m never alone. One, in particular, was when I was drowning. I was an adolescent; and friends from out of town were visiting my family during the summer. My father arranged with a motel downtown to let us use their swimming pool. I don’t recall what happened to cause it, but I became aware that I was drowning. I was taking in water and sinking fast in the deep end of the pool, and couldn’t stop this. My thought was, “My family and friends are all around me, but no one is aware I’m drowning.”

    Immediately after that thought, two Beings were at my side. I didn’t see them with my eyes, but saw them with my awareness, as though I viewed them with peripheral vision. But, it wasn’t my time to depart this life. They speedily lifted me up and onto the side of the pool, where I choked and gasped until I recovered. Once I had my breath back, I looked around: No one was aware of what had happened or even looking my way. It was as though they were in one reality and I was in another but the same physical space.

    Why do I mention this? There’s no way to experience Knowing, in its myriad appearances, and still believe you’re alone or on your own or without assistance at the ready–ever, which is something to genuinely appreciate! And there is the experience of simply thinking a thought and having it or something even better manifest (I love those!), and knowing it’s not a one-time-only experience, which is evidence of something collaborating with you for your benefit, right? When similar experiences happen a time or two or two hundred or two thousand to and for you, it’s easy for you, or could be, to get into the KNOW. You may have to remind yourself of this, especially when tempted to forget it.

    The thing about the three levels is this–and, yes, this is my take on this topic: Gratitude, based on its definition, usually comes after you receive something. Gratitude is like having a small screwdriver for a larger screw. Appreciation usually follows receiving, as well; though, you can also practice feeling appreciation beforehand, which usually requires you to remind or re-Mind yourself to do this. Appreciation felt before manifestation does get the momentum going and creates results. Appreciation is like the right size screwdriver. Knowing, however, is something you can train yourself to live, maybe more so in moments rather than all the time; but it can be deliberately, instantly engaged for your purposes, again, not so that it’s about what you can get from the flow but that you get into the flow. Knowing, you begin to recognize that you play a significant part in what you create or can create. Knowing is like a battery-powered magnetic screwdriver: it gets the real job done quickly and easily, you feel confident and comfortable about relying on it, and you don’t drop or lose your screws.

    Something else Ernest Holmes wrote is this juicy bit of Truth: “They saw the shadows of bondage, and thought they were bound, while all the while the chains had no reality.” What a profound truth to keep in mind: what we believe binds us, that is, impedes our freedom, flow, abundance, prosperity, and well-being are nothing more than shadows of wrong thinking. The truth really will set you free, but it starts in your heart and mind connection then radiates outward, into your experiences and your perceptions of your experiences. Knowing is the form of thankfulness that frees you from the chains of dark-shadow thoughts.

    It’s a good practice to say “Thank you for” before whatever it is you truly desire, and especially to communicate your genuine appreciation of Source when you communicate with Source. I read once that if the only prayer you ever say is “Thank you,” it will be enough. There’s true wisdom in that statement. Sit with it quietly and see how it feels and what comes into your mind and awareness.

    We may continue to practice all three levels of thankfulness, based on where we are in our mindset in a particular moment, and that’s okay. Each level has its turn at being appropriate for a particular moment. However, imagine how Source responds to you Knowing the Truth and living from there and appreciating this dynamic and your ability to engage it. Imagine how you respond to and collaborate with life when you do this. It’s a good practice, one you’ll appreciate.

    Practice makes progress.

    © Joyce L. Shafer

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