AND RELAXATION

                       I will be adding to this page regularly.
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                     I'll be glad to add them.


                    Bath Tips

                          BATH:   To Feel Refreshed...  Shower first, then fill tub with
                          lukewarm water.  Squeeze juice from sliced lemons into the water
                          & toss the rinds in too.   Soak in refreshing, lemon scented,
                          natural astringent water.

                          BATH SALTS:  Pour 3 cups of Epsom salts into a metal or
                          glass bowl.  In a separate cup mix 1 tablespoon of glycerin,  (Sold
                          at drugstores)  a few drops of food coloring  (opt.)  and some of
                          your favorite perfume.  Blend well & slowly add it to the Epsom
                          salts, stirring until thoroughly mixed.  Store in a sealed decorative
                          container & add to your bath water for a treat.

                    Skin Tips

                          CHAPPED LIPS:  Exfoliate with Scotch tape.  Moisten lips, then
                          apply a strip of tape across them.  Gently remove the tape & the
                          rough flakes should come off.

                          CLEANSE PORES:  Form paste with 1 cup of cornmeal and 1 cup of
                          honey.  Apply gently to your face and leave on for 1/2 hour.  Rinse off
                          and pat dry.

                          CONDITIONER  Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs.  It's a lot
                          cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth.

                          FACIAL MASSAGE:  Never massage a dry face.  Always apply a
                          cream or lotion first.  Always work upward & outward, using
                          long, smooth, circular strokes.  Stop each stroke at a pressure
                          point such as the temple, the jaw hinge, between the eyes, the
                          center of your chin, or either side of the nostril.

                          PURGE YOUR PORES:  Mix 1/4 teaspoon of lemon juice with
                          a container of full-fat plain yogurt that is a week past it's expiration
                          date.  Cleanse your face & apply a warm cloth to open pores.  Then
                          smooth on the mask.  Leave on for 20 minutes.  Cover fingers with
                          almond oil & massage face in circular motions to bring the impurities
                          to the surface.  Remove with warm, damp cloths.

                          LOCK IN MOISTURE:  Once a week while your skin is still
                          damp from your shower or cleaning, put a good dose of night
                          cream on your face & lips.  Then, using an artists paintbrush,
                          apply a warm paraffin mask.  Leave on 20 minutes.  Then peel off.

                    Hair Tips

                          HAIR:  Squeeze lemon juice in your hair during your rinse.  It
                          removes soap film & oil & smells great!

                          SHINE:  Nothing beats cold water as a final rinse to close hair
                          cuticles & make hair shine.

                          CURLY HAIR:  Separate curls with your fingers...  Try not to
                          comb it at all.

                          DRY HAIR:  Add a teaspoon of oil to your conditioner for dry hair.

                    Nail Tips

                          TO KEEP NAILS FROM SPLITTING:  Always cut & file
                          nails with polish still on them.  The polish acts as a cushion &
                          keeps the nail from splitting.

                          SMUDGE:  Dab another finger in remover & rub it gently &
                          quickly over the damage.  Follow with a clear top coat.

                          CHIP PROOF:  Apply one coat of polish underneath the white
                          edge of your nail.  This helps prevent chipping.

                          STAINED NAILS:  Dissolve 2 denture cleaning tablets in 1/4
                          cup of water & dip your nails in it.  Use a nail brush or toothbrush
                          & rub gently.

                    Make-up Tips

                  The softer & longer the bristles of a make-up brush are,
                  the sheerer the color that it applies.



                          REMOVE MAKE-UP:  Use witch hazel to remove make-up & balance
                          the PH in your skin.  Works great for sunburns too.


          Colors can sometimes reflect the way we feel...
          Whether it's in our clothing or our make-up.
          Pale pinks & sheer mauves show your soft, romantic side.
          For a more dramatic, daring aspect of your personality,
          try deep burgundies & wines.



                    Stress Help

                          BREATHING:  The more stressed out you are, the tighter you hold yourself.
                          (Tensed up.)  If you breathe deeply, the oxygen will flow & you can think &
                          feel more clearly.  Practice any of these exercises for a minute or two
                          throughout the day.  Sit up with your head straight & your chin parallel
                          to the floor.

                          1.  The Cleansing Breath:  Inhale slowly through your nose, filling your
                          abdomen, lungs & chest.  Then blow out through puckered lips till your
                          lungs are empty.  Breath in again making your chest move like a
                          bellows.  Repeat for several inhalations.

                          2.  The Vitality Breath:  Open your mouth wide, inhale deeply &
                          let the air out in a big "hahh."  Repeat quickly a few times.  Tingling
                          in your face or fingers is normal to the shifting levels of carbon
                          dioxide & oxygen.  If you feel light-headed, breathe normally
                          through your nose.  Use sparingly to avoid hyperventilation.

                          3.  A Releasing Breath:  Breath in deeply with your mouth open
                          & sigh out with your throat relaxed.  Your upper back should
                          widen on the inhale & release on the exhale.  It's natural to yawn
                          either during or after this exercise.  It's simply your body correcting
                          the oxygen/carbon dioxide balance.

                    Safety Tips

          How can you determine if it is a 2-way mirror or not...
          This is just to make you aware.
          It is not meant to scare you.
          This was passed on by a policewoman
          who travels all over giving seminars for women.
          There have been many cases of people installing 2-way mirrors
          in changing rooms, bathrooms, even hotel rooms.
          Conduct this simple test!
          Place the tip of your fingernail against the reflective surface
          & if there is a GAP between your fingernail & the image of the nail,
          then it is a GENUINE mirror.
          However, if your fingernail DIRECTLY TOUCHES the image of your nail,
          then BEWARE!
          IT IS A 2-WAY MIRROR!

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