Monthly Archives: November 2017

How to Avoid Hiring the Wrong Architect

In case you’re searching for a modeler you’ve likely perused the 20 things to ask a designer article distributed by the AIA at this point. While this is a decent show, it doesn’t address every one of the issues that should be considered today. Engineering is a quickly evolving calling, particularly in the domain of programming. Many firms presently can’t seem to make the noteworthy venture important to be at the bleeding edge of their industry. It is likewise a calling that adjusts workmanship and science, and requires great correspondence and association aptitudes. While it’s hard to evaluate whether a specific planner will address your issues, here are nine approaches to offer assistance:

1. Visit the draftsman’s office.

A draftsman’s office can say a great deal in regards to their outline tasteful and inventiveness. Normally, however, first gatherings with a customer will be at their undertaking site, so you might not have a chance to see the designer’s office. Consider booking a visit at the modeler’s office inside a couple of days of the underlying meeting.

2. A scattered planner’s office may be a warning.

A modeler needs to sort out hundreds, if not a large number of snippets of data, and a disordered office may be a major warning. Be that as it may, don’t mistake craftsman imagination for disorder. Models or model building supplies, follow paper and outlines can be an indication of genuine innovativeness, however venture data is ordinarily put away in covers and file organizers. Huge heaps of unsorted paper are most likely not a decent sign.

3. Inquire as to whether they are utilizing 3D programming (the appropriate response ought to be “yes” – then inquire as to whether they are utilizing BIM).

The most recent engineering programming is called BIM (building data show) and the more modern designers are utilizing this. A house or undertaking outlined in BIM is totally or totally composed in three measurements (3D). Likewise, as a rule the product can help kill mistakes in coordination of illustrations since the two dimensional illustrations are altogether “extricated” from the 3D display. The product additionally monitors things like sizes of every entryway and window, and when a size is changed in one illustration, it is naturally refreshed in another. This can be a genuine help in lessening blunders.

4. Training is the establishment of a modeler’s understanding.

While going to a decent school can help guarantee your designer has a decent establishment to expand upon, more often than not a superior marker is the means by which an engineer did in the school they went to. Numerous engineering educators will reveal to you that 10%-20% of understudies are truly capable creators and couple of understudies who weren’t showed signs of improvement as they experienced school. To get a feeling of how a draftsman performed in school, get some information about outline grants they may have won or shows they may have partaken in. In the event that you get some information about scholastic execution, separate between outline studio classes, and non-plan studio classes.

5. Know your identity going to work with.

In the event that you are procuring a multi-individual firm, discover who you will really be working with. Commonly the individual you are meeting with won’t really be doing much work on your undertaking. On the off chance that the individual you will be working with isn’t in the meeting, make a request to visit the engineer’s office and meet the individual or individuals will’s identity on your group. Solicit to see the qualifications from those colleagues also.

6. Designers speak with illustrations and also words.

Take a gander at the designer’s illustrations and make inquiries about them. It might be trying to peruse or comprehend illustrations in the event that you haven’t done this some time recently, however in the event that you can’t comprehend them after a planner clarifies them, at that point either the illustrations are bad, or the engineer experiences considerable difficulties imparting. Both might be warnings.

7. A total arrangement of development illustrations incorporates particulars.

Not all structural data is conveyed inside illustrations. Pipes installations, electrical apparatuses, completes, expected quality levels, and other data that is less demanding said in words than in illustrations are conveyed in composed details. On the off chance that your modeler doesn’t get ready determinations, at that point you’ll likely be noting many inquiries amid development and might be hit with expansive change orders.

Morning Sickness Survival Tips

“Just eat a few saltines and you’ll be ok”.

I don’t know about you, but as someone who suffered with prolonged, severe morning sickness (which I affectionately call morning noon and night sickness), when I hear someone say this, I just want to slug them!

If you’re suffering with nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, you’re not alone. Most women experience it to some degree during their first trimester. If you’re one of the unfortunate few whose symptoms last longer than the typical 6-12 weeks, I empathize. I’ve had the same experience with all 4 of my pregnancies. I have learned a few things that helped however, and I hope you can get some relief with these tips.

1) Getting your blood sugar regulated is priority #1.

One theory about why morning sickness is worse in the morning (and for some women only occurs then) is because when you wake up from sleep, you have low blood sugar. For some pregnant woman, going 8 hours without food is just a bad idea.

You might find it helpful to eat a high protein snack before bed, and even to eat a bite each time you get up in the night to go to the bathroom. (Which in the beginning may be quite frequent!)

Personally, I found that what I did first thing in the morning was of paramount importance. I had to eat a few bites of food *while still lying down*. So I either put some food on a plate beside my bed or asked my husband bring me a snack first thing in the morning.

Don’t jump out of bed. Eat your snack slowly and lie still for a few minutes afterwards. Then slowly get up and immediately go to the kitchen and eat another bite. Again, emphasize protein.

2) Avoid foods that cause rapid blood sugar shifts.

Fruit juice, sugary snacks, processed cereal (the kind that comes in a box), anything made with white flour, etc…these types of foods cause your blood sugar to rapidly rise then come crashing down, triggering nausea and vomiting. Eat protein foods and whole foods.

Meat, cheese, yogurt (be careful here- try plain yogurt with frozen berries mixed in. Most yogurt has way too much sugar in it.), eggs, nuts, nut butters, veggies, and whole grains should be your staples.

Even if eating doesn’t appeal to you, coaxing yourself to eat a little bit of a protein food every 2 hours will help prevent vomiting. Don’t leave the house without carrying a snack with you.

3) If drinking water makes you sicker, try these alternatives.

It’s very important that you stay hydrated. You’re going to need extra fluids to support the pregnancy, but many women find that drinking water makes them more nauseated. Some things to try:

Smoothies made with fruit, ice and plain yogurt or kefir. The tangy flavor of these two dairy products really hit the spot for me. They also sneak in some extra protein.

Water served VERY cold with a squeeze of lemon or lime.

Carbonated water with a small amount of fruit juice for flavor.

Weakly brewed iced or hot tea with lemon. The small bit of caffeine won’t harm your baby. Something about the bitter tannins in tea may help ease nausea.

Citrus fruits and melons.

4) Avoid nausea triggers as much as possible.

Your nose is on hyperdrive during early pregnancy!

Stinky smells like poopy diapers, kitchen trash, even morning breath may be impossible to totally avoid, but try your best to avoid smelly situations.

Have someone else take out the trash. Have hubby change your toddler when he’s home. It’s the least he can do!

And don’t be shy about telling someone who has bad breath, noxious perfume or cigarette smells on them that you’re in a delicate condition and need some fresh air. During my pregnancies, my husband had to switch to unscented deodorant and soap, otherwise I couldn’t hug him!

If cooking smells make you ill, take a break from your usual garlic and onion specialties. Don’t be a martyr. Hubby will understand that you can’t make his favorite sausage and peppers for a while.

Prepare meals that won’t stink up the kitchen. Green main dish salads with cold, cut up chicken, steak or hard boiled eggs. Sandwiches are good too.

5) Try Aromatherapy

Put a couple of drops of lavender, mint or lemon essential oil (these oils are generally regarded as safe to use during pregnancy) on cotton balls and keep these in various locations… the kitchen, bathroom, your purse and in the car. Take a whiff when you feel sick. Put a few drops on your pillow.

6) Take it easy- but don’t forget exercise

I know, I know… exercise is the last thing you want to do when you can hardly get your face out of the toilet! But if you force yourself to take even a ten minute walk outside every day, it WILL help.

But do try to take it easy, avoid stress as much as possible, and rest as much as you can. You’re doing the very important job of growing a baby. Explain to your other children why you’re feeling poorly and that it won’t last forever. Call in favors and ask friends to come over to play with your 2 year old for an hour so you can sleep, or ask them to cook extra when they make dinner tonight and bring you a dish.

When you feel a bout of nausea coming on, try to lay down for a few minutes in a dark room with your eyes closed. Sometimes if you do this the episode will pass.

7) Focus on the positive

Sometimes when you’re so miserable it’s easy to forget what’s making you so sick! Remember that statistically, women who experience nausea and vomiting of pregnancy are more likely to carry the pregnancy to term.

One of my midwives told me that she always worries when a Mom comes in for her first prenatal feeling wonderful…the chances of her miscarrying are higher.

So rejoice in your strong hormones! Read pregnancy magazines, birth stories on the Internet, look through maternity clothing catalogs, do whatever you need to do to cheer yourself up and get yourself in the mood for a new baby.

8) More Misc. Tips

Try eating candied ginger or sipping ginger tea. I found ginger in capsules to be too harsh and they hurt terribly if they did come back up.

Brewer’s yeast capsules work for some Moms.

Try sucking on lemon slices when you’re feeling a wave of nausea.

Sip mint tea or chew mint gum to help dry up excessive salivating that may trigger nausea.

If you have trouble brushing your teeth due to an overactive gag reflex, switch to using baking soda for awhile. The foaming of regular toothpaste may be too much. And brush your teeth in shifts if you need to… first the top teeth, then a few minutes later the bottom teeth, then your tongue, etc.

Avoid getting overheated or chilled. Extremes in temperature can trigger vomiting.

Try Sea-Bands, available at large drug stores. They’re designed for motion sickness but helps some pregnant women.

Go with your cravings, within reason. For some reason, pizza and Taco Bell always hit the spot during my pregnancies.

Clean the toilet daily, even if it’s the only household chore you can do right now. Better yet, have someone else do it. And wear your hair up for awhile. If you’re going to be throwing up, at least you will have your hair out of the way and a clean bowl to hug!

New Joint Replacement Options For Women

No matter how much progress is made in promoting gender equality, there are certain fundamental differences between women and men that affect how both sexes live-and how healthy those lives are.

For example, women are disproportionately affected and disabled by joint diseases such as arthritis, lupus and fibromyalgia, according to a report in Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research. In fact, women suffer from severe arthritis at three times the rate of men, and according to a study from the New England Journal of Medicine, are twice as likely to need total joint replacements.

Cindy Goodfellow from Temple, Texas, experienced this inequality firsthand. An active senior with six grandchildren, Goodfellow’s arthritis affected her so severely in her knees that she had trouble performing routine activities.

“Every time I climbed, stood or even sat in one place for a while, the pain was excruciating,” said Goodfellow. “I felt like I was living a part-time life.” She knew that she needed to take action before her pain forced her to miss the things she enjoyed most.

But hundreds of thousands of women are not seeking the treatment they require. While the need for total joint replacement may be greater for women, studies show they are less likely to receive treatment. There are a number of theories why, from relentless schedules to uncertainty about joint replacements themselves.

After consulting with her physician on possible treatments, Goodfellow decided to undergo surgery and receive a Stryker Triathlon® knee replacement, the first knee system designed with women in mind. Based on years of research, the Triathlon Knee System has a more narrow design than traditional knee implants, helping to provide improved fit and function for the female anatomy.

Dr. Kirby Hitt, a leading orthopaedist from Temple, Texas, performed the surgery on Goodfellow and is one of the first surgeons in the world to use the Triathlon Knee System at his practice.

“With the demand for joint replacement treatment increasing, I want to be sure my patients receive a knee system that has the potential to meet their specific needs, regardless of their gender,” said Dr. Hitt. “With the Triathlon, my patients are consistently surprised with the shorter length of the recovery period and how quickly they recover their range of motion and perform activities that were difficult prior to surgery.”

One of the key components of a knee system is its bearing technology. Not only does the Triathlon system provide an improved fit for women, but its Stryker bearing-surface technology will give ease of mind to patients like Goodfellow for many years to come.

“At first, knee replacement surgery seemed like a scary procedure,” said Goodfellow. “But after receiving the Triathlon and having the ability to do things like kneeling in the garden and playing with my grandkids, I can’t envision my life any other way.”

Is Laser Hair Treatment Worth A Try?

With special mention to the various technologies of today, the usual unattended abnormalities for human features are slowly being given emphasis, one of which is Hair Removal. Excessive hair in various parts of the human body have become a bane for most people, especially the females, who have to resort to the traditional ways of taking out unwanted hair from their bodies. With the fruits of technology vastly being developed, such issues have been given the proper study and treatments have become numerous and welcome to people who consider such discomforts something critical in their daily lives, especially for people who are very much particular about their appearance.

Hereditary Growth Issues and Abnormal Growth

People expect to land some hereditary traits passed on from their genes, and hair growth is something that goes along with this. All people, from teenagers to the adults consider such traits as a bane, having to attend to them regularly and take out these unwanted hair growth. Many have tried various techniques presented, largely manual means and taking medically developed chemicals to be able to prevent excessive hair growth, but these have not proven to be effective, especially for people who are quite particular about time consumption from their daily lives. They have to allot a certain period of their day towards doing these manual and temporary ways of hair removal just to be able to satisfy what they want to project when they interact daily.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal has provided the consumers with a technology-developed means of being able to answer one of their bodily concerns. There is not control that such hair growth issues can be answered through the use of the manual means of medication or practices. At first glance, laser removal may be considered as a painful process to the clueless people of today, but in reality, laser hair removal is truly a pain-less procedure. Perhaps the only painful thing about it is the costs that are involved but the benefits after undergoing such a procedure will help most consumers use that small time for something more worthwhile.

The procedure itself depends on the part of the body, which it shall be made. For example, an entire back can be done in 1 to 2 minutes or an upper lip in less than 10 seconds. Not bad considering that a lifetime of grief can be treated in such a short span of time.

People who seek Hair Removal

1. Teenagers are in the period of transition where they are becoming more aware and conscious of their physical appearance. This especially holds true towards the female population. While some hormones may find some women having excessive hair on their legs, armpits and lips, these can be answered by laser hair treatment.

2. Ordinarily, all males would prefer to have excessive hair in most parts of their body to retain that macho man look. For some however, the definition of excess hair may not sit well. The male population as well, seeks laser hair medical treatment for one reason or another, like for athletes; comfort is their most common reason for having such excessive hair removed to be able to perform up to par in the competitions they participate in.

3. Not to be left out, pregnant ladies can expect excessive hair growth during their time of pregnancy. This is not an abnormal occurrence; it is natural in the sense that the sex hormones known as androgens are increased in the first trimester of the pregnancy periods. Applying laser hair removal is considered safe, but however painful at this stage due to the load that they already bear while they are in this stage. However, all these excessive hair growth are expected to disappear three to six months after giving birth.

Permanent Hair Removal

For most people who are tired of having to concern themselves with the excessive and abnormal growth of hair in various parts of their bodies, a permanent solution would be their immediate choice. Painless but costly, such a procedure would rid them of such problems and this would in turn be something worth their investment. Instead of having to rely on the temporary means of being able, to remove these unwanted hair growth in various parts of the body. Most people look towards permanent hair removal, and this is something that is really more realistic, especially for people who don’t want to be able to be burdened by minor problems as having to be bothered by hair growth. Permanent laser hair removal, expensive as it may seem but less painful serves as the logical answer to most people, who consider abnormal hair growth an issue for them.

Natural Cream Enhancement For Women

You have always wanted those larger and fuller breasts, but the thought of surgery and recovery time has kept you back, so far. You still dream of proudly wearing that bikini on the beach some day, without having to worry about what others might think of your small bust. Here is an opportunity for you to do something about it with our all-natural breast enhancement products.

Everyone knows that herbal formulas have long been used for many things – and the eastern countries have understood herbs just about longer than anyone. Our breast enhancement products use a traditional formula that comes from Thailand. The main ingredient comes from the plant called White Kwaotip Krua (Pueraria Mirifica). Other supportive ingredients have been added.

This particular plant has been determined by research to contain phytoestrogens, or natural plant estrogens. These estrogens have been found to work wonderfully in our breast enhancement products. This is because they are especially helpful when it comes to rejuvenating your body – especially the breasts, skin, face, and hair – in other words, it helps beautify your whole body, too, and not just enhance your breasts.

While breast enhancement product users will not see immediate results, the results will come. And the best part is that there is no surgery, health risks, need for recovery, missed work, scars, or anything else – just a bigger you. The bust enhancement products can be used in the privacy of your own home, and nobody has to know – until the results begin to become obvious. Even your friends won’t know – but they later might want to know your secret!

Breast enhancement cream is one alternative to breast enhancement surgery. A breast enhancement cream uses many of the same ingredients found in pills for breast enhancement, but those ingredients are in smaller amounts. They are usually plant estrogens, which aid in breast growth.

A breast enhancement cream may contain ingredients such as dong quai, blessed thistle, dandelion root, and kava. There are many other plant estrogens that can be used in a breast enhancement cream. It is important to know the ingredients in any breast enhancement cream you are considering. Evaluate any breast enhancement cream you might use for safety and effectiveness. As with any cream used for any reason, it is important to check for ingredients that you may be allergic to. People who are allergic to herbs should look at other alternatives for breast enhancement.

Usually a breast enhancement cream is rubbed in twice a day for three to six months. You won’t see immediate results with a breast enhancement cream, but unlike surgery, you won’t have scars or recovery time to deal with.

Remember, though, that results are different with different people. Often a breast enhancement cream works better if you are using with other natural breast enhancers, such as breast enhancing exercises. Users of breast enhancement cream have reported firmer, smoother breasts.

Everybody is unique. You will find a number of manufacturers selling a breast enhancement cream. If you are considering a breast enhancement cream, research carefully to find the safest, most effective ingredients for you.

Feeling Full & Firm by using PUERARIAN Breast Cream

This amazing cream is excellent for breast firming and enlargement. Various studies confirmed that this product has a high success for enhancing women breast. All Skin Type

Ingredients: Pueraria Mirifica and other herb extracts

Direction: Use once in the morning and in the night. Apply onto breast area and massage for 3-5 minutes until it is fully absorbed.

Precautions: Not recommended for pregnant women, feeding mothers or women diagnosed with medical conditions of the breast.

Critical Resources – The Database Architect

The part of the database overseer (DBA), or information designer, can’t be over-stressed in an IT anticipate. The reason for IT is the catch, stockpiling, and recovery of business data to promote the association’s center business targets. In the present condition all the data that used to be caught on paper records is currently caught in electronic records that must be put away for recovery in an electronic vault. This requires the utilization of social databases for everything except the littlest, least complex applications and the utilization of social databases requires the abilities of a database chairman as well as information engineer.

There is little contrast between the ranges of abilities controlled by information planners and those controlled by database managers. The distinction has a tendency to be in the concentration of the two parts. Database directors are in charge of the wellbeing of the database and the information it oversees. This duty will incorporate the engineering of new information and database lexicon as the business develops and changes. Database changes may happen because of a task which conveys new usefulness, or in light of changes in the current information. The concentration of the database director is general strength of the database and the information it contains, including database accessibility, execution, and access. The information planner is a part that tends to accompany the usage of the underlying database example and huge extension ventures. It is the database planners employment to guarantee that the database outline and information lexicon are improved to help the information stockpiling recovery and execution objectives of the task.

The key distinction between the two ranges of abilities is the accentuation on operational exercises and the strength of the database from one perspective and the accentuation on the execution of the database on the other. The database executive will acquire crafted by the information designer in the event that one is utilized to outline a database, or a database expansion, as a major aspect of a task. They will be in charge of help of the database they outlined on the off chance that one is definitely not. Other than this distinction the ranges of abilities are fundamentally the same as, for sure most database courses see no difference amongst the two parts. This article will treat the two parts conversely; the prescribed procedures portrayed here are appropriate to the two parts. The main time an alternate approach is required is the point at which you have the two parts on the venture in which case you will be required to recognize the two parts and allot every part the work they are most appropriate for.

Expansive database upheld ventures require the information designer range of abilities and the task administrator ought to guarantee that the individual appointed to this part on the undertaking has the planner range of abilities and experience. This is a part which is basic to the achievement of your undertaking so if there is somebody you in your association who meets your necessities secure them for your task by distinguishing them as a basic asset in your venture sanction. Littler ventures might be served by the design range of abilities controlled by the DBA. You ought to go over the DBA’s experience and check for preparing and involvement in database plan and execution. Past experience on a database creation venture would be perfect.

You should select the database design range of abilities remotely on the off chance that it isn’t accessible inside your association, or if the experience isn’t sufficiently profound. Search for an information planner with involvement in extensive database ventures with a profound learning of the social database your undertaking is utilizing. Every social database oversee information a similar way yet each has its own particular extraordinary arrangement of instruments and without learning here the designer will have excessively getting up to speed to do to add to your undertaking. Your designer ought to likewise have involvement in database standardization with the goal that your outline will take after the accepted procedures for social databases. Information demonstrating is additionally an ability your engineer ought to have. On the off chance that your association does not have anybody with these aptitudes and you are kept from enlisting remotely, or can’t pull in this range of abilities, consider preparing your DBA. Ensure that you plan the preparation sufficiently early in the task with the goal that the DBA is ready for the arranging stage.

New Technology For Immediately Refreshing Your Appearance

Ladies all know that no matter how much makeup we wear of how carefully and strategically we apply it before we leave the house, often times it’s almost gone by the time we get to the office. And, we might as well forget about it by lunch or quitting time.

Traditionally our midday and end-of-day touch-ups were part of our daily routine. But, now, according to experts, instead of women sneaking off into the washroom for a quick (facial) pick-me-up, they are sneaking instead into the spa or doctor’s office.

It’s all part of the latest trend of non-invasive mini-facelifts, wrinkle elimination and waistline reduction procedures commonly referred to a “lunchtime plastic surgeries”.
And, experts assert that lots of patients want immediate and measurable results and without going under the knife.

Among the most common procedures (gaining in popularity) are suture lifts. Suture lifts or Lifestyle Lifts are noted as being ideal for those on a budget and are described as one-hour, in-office microsurgeries that involve strategically situated surgical threads administered under local anesthetic. Lifestyle Lifts are done in order to firm the lower face and neck area by placing tiny, permanent sutures under the skin to lift and tighten sagging muscles.

Contour Threads is another procedure geared toward a droopy brow, cheek or jowl, and involves passing a needle and barbed thread beneath loose skin and tugging it back into place, offering natural and instantaneous results.

The Lifestyle lift is said to last between 5 and 20 years and Contour Thread for between three and five years. And, outside of some (minor) swelling and bruising, you can expect to recover (from either procedure) within a few days (especially if you use an ice pack.

The only “drawbacks”, according to experts is that Lifestyle Lifts offer the greatest benefit and results to women over 40; and Contour Threads can be performed on younger women but won’t last as long as the Lifestyle lift or a traditional facelift.

Ovarian cysts – An issue of concern

Ovary is the organ that is most prone to a number and variety of cysts in the body of a woman. The ovarian function of producing hormones and releasing eggs is directly related to the formation of cysts. Usually they occur in the reproductive age of a woman but they can occur in girls or women of any age.

An ovarian cyst is a sac or pouch that develops in or on the ovary more often during ovulation. These contents are in the form of liquid but they could be solid or a mixture of liquid and solid materials. Even though ovarian cysts are small about the size of a pea or a kidney bean, they grow to the size of softball or even larger. Large ovarian cysts are quite remarkable because the ovary itself is about the size of a walnut. Ovarian cysts are very common and most of these results in changes in the normal function of ovary and not from new growths.

Indications of an ovarian cyst
There are many kinds of ovarian cysts and since their size and number also varies they cause a variety of symptoms. Many cysts even do not cause any symptoms and can be discovered during a regular gynecological check up. However, abdominal pain is the first indicator of an ovarian cyst and if the cyst is large you may face pain or feeling of heaviness in the lower abdomen. These cysts can also bring lower abdominal pain during intercourse.

Other possibility of such pain might be the stem that forms on some cysts and becomes twisted that also stops the normal flow of blood and causes intense burns of pain. If a cyst ruptures, it can cause severe lower abdominal pain along with weakness, nausea or vomiting.

Cyst can also cause other symptoms and can press on the rectum leading to constipation or on the bladder creating an urge to urinate. You should not ignore any of these symptoms as they could also be the signs of a gastrointestinal disturbance or any bladder infection.

Results such as irregular periods and infertility
Ovarian cysts can cause irregular periods in a condition called polycystic ovaries whereby the hormonal system regulating the ovaries is disturbed and may cause to form a large number of cysts. Some women also face trouble in pregnancy.

Organic Skin Care Products

More women are in the market for organic skincare products. The trend toward organic is growing; Walmart has recently publicized its intention to increase its offering of organic food by 50%, and more people are extending their interest in organic products to organic skincare products in addition to food. After all, what you put on your body is just as essential as what you put into your body, since it is absorbed into the skin, and organic skincare products work effectively without all of the chemicals, which can cause health problems. Like all organic products, organic skincare products come from all natural products and contain no harmful chemicals.

Organic skin care products are held to the same standards as organic food products, and the US. Department of Agriculture has recently released guidelines concerning the labeling of organic products. If something is labeled 100% organic, it must contain all organic products. However, if a product is labeled as simply “organic” it can contain up to 5% of non-organic material. This small percentage is often not a huge concern for most consumers, but for very strict adherents to organic products, 5% can make a difference in whether they purchase the product or not. If the label says that the products is “made with organic ingredients” it must have at least 70% organic material in it. Depending on how adamant you are about purchasing organic skin products, you will want to inspect the label before buying. If you are shopping on the web, you can find out whether or not something is 100% organic by consulting the site or asking the webmaster.

All organic products, including organic skincare products are made from materials that are grown on soil that has been certified as pesticide-free for at least 3 years. Organic skincare products are made without:

· Synthetic pesticides
· Insecticides
· Herbicides
· fungicides
· hormones
· chemical fertilizers

There has been some talk that the FDA is warning cosmetic companies to eliminate dangerous chemicals in their products, or their goods will carry labels, similar to the warning labels on cigarettes. Many dyes and other chemicals found in non-organic cosmetics and skincare products are hazardous and carcinogenic, and as one proponent of organic skincare products comments, “If you knew what was in your skin cream or foundation, you would never want to have it anywhere near your face!” A traditional skincare treatment program places about 100 chemicals on a woman’s face, many of them hazardous. Organic skincare products can function the same way, but without the chemicals.

You can find organic skincare products which:

· exfoliate
· cleanse
· condition
· nourish the skin
· hydrate the skin
· moisturize
· purify the skin

Many organic skincare products are made from cold-pressed, unrefined oils, herb and flower extracts and from organic fruits, nuts and seeds. Peach pits can make an excellent exfoliating scrub to scour dead skin cells and renew one’s complexion. Citrus fruits refresh and revive the skin, and mud masks purify the pores. A popular choice is a cleanser with orange peel oil, calendula and marshmallow. You can also find an exfoliant with bergmont and orange, or a conditioner made of hazel, burdock, plantain and vitamins. A rosewater spray hydrates skin that becomes dry from indoor heating in the winter and the sun in the summer.

Many women who use organic skincare products say that their skin feels even more fresh and pure after using organic products, and that they do not want to switch to their old non-organic brands. Another advantage to using organic skincare products is that, since they are made from plant oil, herbs, flowers and fruit, they often combine skincare with a pleasing fragrance. This means that you can combine skincare with aromatherapy. The orange and bergamont skin cleanser not only refreshes your skin but can lift your mood as well!