During times of flu outbreak, people look for ways to stay safe. There are a lot of rumors out there as to what works and what doesn’t. Washing hands frequently, wearing masks, and using hand sanitizer are just some of the preventative measures people use to eliminate germs from their bodies. The best way to avoid the flu is to avoid communal areas and crowded environments where the virus can spread. However, not everyone has the option of staying at home to wait it out. Work, school and travelling bring us into areas like airplanes, schools, and shopping centers which are all risky areas.
Using astringent often is one of the best facial skin tightening treatments. It can be made at home just by using lemon juice, honey, witch hazel and rosemary. All these ingredients have astringent properties to tighten the skin. They also have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory components. Applying rosemary on the face will also promote blood circulation.
I personally live on Vancouver Island and the City of Victoria is only a one hour drive away. Today I read in the local paper that a Victoria woman is on the mend from the swine flu. She recently returned from a resort in Cancun, Mexico. She is the first person on Vancouver Island to be diagnosed with it. However, as of yesterday there were seven new cases confirmed in Canada. They all have links with travel to Mexico, where the illness is suspected of killing at least 150 people and making another 1600 sick. There are about 80 other confirmed cases in other countries.
Antibacterial wipes- These have been around for many years, yet they are just now coming out more and more since the outbreak of the swine flu. For those who don’t have time to wash their hands of if there is no washing station available, you can simply pull out a antibacterial wipe and clean your hands. When you have this option, you are always protected and it will keep the germs away. With antibacterial wipes being the craze, you will not only be the one to whip out a package and give it to someone.
Many people are under the misconception that these masks are worn by doctors to protect themselves from patients when in fact that opposite is true. medical are designed to prevent spittle, mucus etc. from falling from the doctor into the open wound of the patient in surgery. A typical mask is not thought to offer the doctor any protection.
You can also tighten the skin around your cheeks. Touch each of them with three fingers and push the cheeks downwards. Simultaneously smile as wide as you can until you feel your cheeks raised high enough.
We continued to dream and to pursue BIG dreams. I learned to unleash my creativity and pursue time for ME. Taking walks in the wilderness were a big way for me to tap into God’s peace. There was a looping mountain road behind our house that went UP the mountain on a fairly good incline. I would carry my heavy load of worries and troubles with me, beating out my pain with a fast clip up the mountain path. Near the top there was a slight dip in the road where a very careful middle-aged woman could sit down and rest for a minute. Then I would stand up high on this ridge overlooking our home and also the entire valley… a place where one could see with eyes like an eagle’s for many miles.
It would probably be easier just to wash your hands constantly and avoid places with a lot of human traffic. Rather that than running around looking like an idiot in a full bird flu kit which will have you looking somewhat like an astronaut. But on the other hand, might this save your life? Whichever way, people do need to be educated about this virus. We need to keep ourselves aware. Prevention is obviously the best method!