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Care for your skin and eyes in the winter! 2

Care for your skin and eyes in the winter!

Winter season beholds an irritating problem to many people – dry skin and eyes. Cold air has much less moisture than warm air and the humidity in winter tends to fall tremendously. Winter seems harsh on our skin and eyes as we age too. The skin becomes rough, flaky and itchy and the eyes red and irritated. This in turn leads to infections and injuries (you might scratch your corneas off!), and exacerbates pre-existing conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

Normally the skin absorbs moisture from the atmosphere and tries to get well hydrated. In winter the cold air has much less moisture and thus there is no opportunity for the skin to do this. Added to this as we age the moisturizing properties of the skin is also reduced. What is the solution to prevent dry skin in winter?

Overcoming the urge to consume soft drinks 0

Overcoming the urge to consume soft drinks

Wherever you look there seem to be reminders of how much soft drinks have permeated our lives. There are Coke and Pepsi adverts screaming at us at every nook and corner. How serious are soft drink consumptions? Soft drinks are nothing but junk calories. The companies that promote them might indicate that they can be incorporated in our diet if they are consumed in moderation. But how many of us can exercise that moderation? Fructose and sugar in soft drinks make up more than 21% of the daily intake of calories in many people’s diet. These beverages are an alarming cause of obesity. One may compensate by drinking ‘diet’ soft drinks but sweeteners like Aspartame and Saccharin too need more testing. So, how does one try to give up on the soft drinks?