Monday, 30 April 2012

Memory foam mattress topper for better sleep hygiene

How clean is your bed? If you’ve got an old mattress, you’d be surprised at how unhygienic it may be.

We live in a culture where hygiene is a key concern of many people – from how many germs are on your chopping board to the latest cleaner for your toilet. What we tend to forget in our haste to keep our homes perfect, is how unhygienic our mattresses can be. Sheets and duvets provide a barrier between you and your mattress, but they don’t stop stains, spills and secretions getting into your mattress. Multiply all those nights by how many years you’ve had your mattress, and you’ll get an idea of the state your bed might be in. A memory foam mattress topper could help to improve things.

Better hygiene = better health

We sweat in bed every night, and that sweat soaks through our sheets and into our mattresses and pillow cases. The moist, warm conditions are an ideal breeding ground for dust mites, which in turn leave droppings which can irritate your skin the lining of your nose and throat, and exacerbate some allergies. The ideal thing to do is to change your mattress completely, but this might be too expensive or difficult for you, which is why a memory foam mattress topper is an excellent alternative.  

Our memory foam mattress toppers are made from a single layer of visco-elastic material. Unlike traditional sprung mattresses, which have a number of different layers of fillings and finishes, memory foam is a single, straightforward construction, improving hygiene. In addition, because the mattress topper fits snugly on top of your current mattress, it creates and excellent barrier between your body and your old mattress. This barrier can help to reduce your exposure to dust mites, prevent you from continuing to provide them with the conditions they need to survive, and give you some relief from the aches and pains of an unsupportive mattress into the bargain.

Care & Comfort Products Ltd is a family business that’s dedicated to providing you with the very best in memory foam mattress toppers, full memory foam mattresses and pillows. Our aim is to help you improve the quality of your sleep and your overall health by improving the mattresses and beds you sleep on. To find out more or to place an order, call us on 01702 533767, email or use our secure online ordering system.

Beds and hygiene

It’s important to follow basic hygiene procedures when you’re looking after new beds and mattresses.

A good cleaning routine is important when it comes to keeping beds and bedrooms in a hygienic state. We spend at least one third of our lives in bed, and sweat, on average, over half a pint of fluid every night. There are several things you can do to ensure that your bed is as hygienic as possible:

  • Protective covers – buy protective covers for your mattresses. Beds don’t always need this type of protection, but mattresses will benefit from them, and so will you. That’s because the protective cover will prevent potentially harmful allergens in your mattress from becoming airborne, causing an allergic reaction.

  • Air your mattress – when new beds and mattresses are delivered, remove the polythene or plastic wrapping and let the base and mattress air for a while. You should also let the mattress air regularly – leave some time between taking one set of bedding off the bed and putting the new set on, for example, and always let your bed air for at least half an hour in the morning before you make it.

  • Vacuum regularly – vacuuming your mattress will help to reduce the amount of dust and dead skin in and around the beds in your home. Vacuum mattresses carefully so that you don’t damage the outer cover – or ticking – and vacuum under and around the bed as well to clear any other dirt and dust.

  • Clean carefully – if your beds or mattresses get stained, clean them with a mild detergent and not too much water. Mattresses don’t dry out quickly, so don’t soak or over-clean them because you will encourage damp.

  • Change your bed – if your bed is more than 10 years old, or if your mattress or base is showing signs of significant wear and tear, you need to consider buying a new bed. Don’t give your bed away to someone else, or sell it second hand – if it’s too unhygienic and uncomfortable for you to sleep on, why should anyone else want to use it?

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Alterna Luxury Hair Care – Lavish Attention

Give your hair the lavish care it deserves with Alterna Luxury hair care products.

Ever felt that you deserved a bit of extravagance when it comes to looking after your hair? Getting the best treatment for your hair is as important as getting the best formulae for your skin, so it’s no surprise that when the Alterna Luxury hair care range was launched in 2001 it won immediate admiration. That’s because the range utilises an extra-special ingredient which takes hair care to a new level of opulence.

Revel in the Alterna Luxury Hair Care Range

Whether you’re already a convert to Alterna products, or you’re looking for the next best thing in hair care, you need to investigate Alterna Luxury. Hair care has never been so indulgent, because Alterna has added white truffle oil to its list of ingredients. White truffle oil is one of the world’s costliest and most luxurious ingredients and Italian white truffle oil is prized above all others by many people. When you buy Alterna Luxury hair care products, you really are getting the best that money can buy. Both the shampoo and the conditioner are enriched with the truffle oil, and that, along with the rest of the top-quality ingredients help your hair to become stronger, healthier and shinier – the perfect result.

Alterna Luxury Hair Care – and Other Collections

The Alterna Luxury range isn’t the only collection of hair care products you can buy from this leading brand. Over the years, Alterna has continued to invest in research and development so that it can continue to lead the way in vital hair care products. Collections now available from Alterna include:

  • Caviar – a wide product range of shampoos, conditioners and other treatments that are specifically designed to deal with hair that has suffered through harsh environmental conditions, ageing, over-styling or general ill health. Using the Caviar range will help your hair to return to its healthy, shiny best.

  • Hemp – completely organic hemp oil is a difficult ingredient to source, but Alterna do just that for this Hemp range of products. Giving you natural, healthy hair from natural healthy ingredients, it’s the perfect solution for people who care about their hair.

  • Ten – if you’re looking for hair care that has a little bit of everything, check out the Ten hair care range. With ten ingredients pulled from years of research into what really works for your hair, it’s like a magic formula.

Tara Smith Organic Hair Care –Star Quality

The Stars love Tara Smith’s organic hair care range as much as they love her cutting and styling!

For those in the know when it comes to the hair and beauty industry, Tara Smith is already a household name. Winner of the Celebrity Hairdresser of the Year 2009, Tara has cut and styled the hair of some of Hollywood’s most famous names, including Demi Moore, Anna Friel, Patricia Arquette and Lindsay Lohan. Tara Smith organic hair care products have been developed by the celebrity stylist to help you get real star quality from your hair.

Affordable Tara Smith Organic Hair Care Products

Tara Smith is dedicated to helping people get the most from their hair. She believes that the way your hair looks and feels is a vital part of your own self-confidence, and so she’d developed a range of organic hair care products that feed your hair, giving it the nutrients and protection it needs to help you look great all the time. Tara Smith’s organic hair care range isn’t only available at exclusive salons, or only to celebrity clients; it’s available to everyone, at really affordable prices. You can buy Tara Smith hair care products online today from under £3. All products are free from artificial colours, synthetic fragrances, parabens and other chemical additions that you’d normally find in salon products, so you can be sure that you really are giving your hair a treat.

Which Tara Smith Organic Hair Care Do I Use?

If you’ve never used the Tara Smith range before, you’ll want to know exactly what’s on offer and what will work for you. The range is easy to understand, so you’ll be able to target the right organic hair care products without any trouble. With just four shampoos and conditioners and three dedicated styling products, it’s a range that concentrates on doing the simple stuff really, really well. That’s why Tara Smith’s famous clients are all keen to get their hands on this specially-developed range of products. Whether you want to look after your roots, give yourself extra-clean hair, or get rid of frizz with a calming, natural shampoo, the Tara Smith range can help.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Dental Veneers – The 'Beauty-Brain Loop'

We may be a nation obsessed with looks, but there's no doubting how we feel about our looks impacts on how we feel about ourselves – and dental veneers can transform your self confidence.

It's true that beauty treatments and cosmetic surgery have taken the idea of perfection and beauty to new heights. And it's true that some cosmetic treatments can be seen as a step too far. But it seems too many of us forget the most important feature we own – our teeth. Dental veneers can be an easy, non intrusive solution to helping you create the perfect smile. The pursuit for the perfect body has caused huge controversies; it now seems routine for people who follow in the steps of celebrities, to spend thousands on intrusive cosmetic surgery. But there's one beauty treatment that can really make us smile – dental veneers.

Dental Veneers – For Timeless Beauty

The trends of differing breast size or mouths that pout may come and go; cosmetic surgery carries the risk of turning your body and face into an expressionless, unattractive, and even unrecognisable one. But dental veneers are more about achieving a natural, beautiful smile allowing your beauty to shine. Sophia Loren said that sex appeal was 50% what you have and 50% what people think you've got. Confidence is all. But if your teeth are misshapen, broken, jagged, yellowing or riddled with gaps, confidence to smile is not something that can be fixed without a little help. Dental veneers are used to emulate your natural tooth enamel to create a natural looking, straight, white smile.

Dental Veneers – It Starts with a Smile

Although fixing your teeth with dental veneers can really give you the confidence to smile, some critics believe the trend for women to indulge in cosmetic surgery to become a plastic ideal is one that labours under the mistaken belief that men in fact find the cosmetically-enhanced attractive. Dental veneers are necessary for those of both sexes who have felt unhappy with their smile for some time, but plastic surgery can be a step too far. In fact, if anything it can increase that sense of insecurity. Opting for dental veneers to fix your smile can be enough to help you tap into your inner confidence and boost self-esteem. If you feel confident to smile at someone, you will become more attractive – if that person offers you a compliment, you will feel more positive. The more positive you are about your looks, the more you look after yourself – your weight, skin, hair and health. That's the route to attractiveness and inner and outer beauty: Dental veneers can help you find that smile.

Breast Enlargement now Part of Normal Beauty Regime

Breast enlargement operations are increasingly common amongst young women as celebrities influence body shape.

Breast enlargement operations are increasingly common as more teenagers and young women are copying surgically enhanced celebrities. In fact, breast enlargement is now so routine and common that it is considered to be part of a normal beauty regime for some women. Figures show that breast enlargement is still the most popular surgery. The trend was clear in 2004 when figures for one cosmetic surgery found that 60% of women aged 21-30 opting for cosmetic surgery had a breast enlargement.

Breast Enlargement Ops Double

According to a recent story in the Daily Mail, in 2008 the number of breast enlargement procedures doubled in just one year. The boom in breast enlargement surgery has been put down to the influence of celebrities who transform or make their careers by having a high profile breast enlargement operation. A string of celebrities including Chantelle Houghton and Katie Price, have shown how lucrative a breast enlargement procedure can be. One worrying breast enlargement trend is the number of teenagers coming forward for the operation – something surgeons warn about as some teenagers could still be growing. Apart from in unique cases, it's recommended most teenagers wait till adulthood before decided on a breast enlargement as there are concerns some teens may not be mature enough mentally, and physically, to make such a decision.

Breast Enlargement Paid for by Parents

According to recent research however, the number of teenagers having a breast enlargement has increased dramatically, with one cosmetic surgery chain reporting a fivefold increase in 2008 from 2007. The fact that it's more affordable for a breast enlargement operation with credit deals (such as interest free credit) encourages more younger women see breast enlargement as a viable option. And in some cases, breast enlargement is being recommended, and even paid for by the teenager's parents, when body image is impacting negatively on their child's confidence. Although most breast enlargement procedures are not performed on women under the age of 18.

The increased demand for breast enlargement from increasingly younger women underlines the figures that show breast enlargement is the most popular cosmetic procedure, followed by eyelid surgery, face lifts and liposuction. But it isn't just women who are increasingly embracing cosmetic surgery – there has been a 27% rise in breast reduction operations for men in the past year.

Choosing Special Offer Hair and Beauty Products

If you love big brand products, but can’t always afford big brand prices, you need to be on the lookout for special offers, deals, discounts and promotions. There’s always a way to find great products at great prices and whether you already have a product that you’d be lost without, or you’re looking for an affordable way to try out the latest offerings, these deals can be the perfect solution.

Choosing Special Offers

It’s always more tempting to buy products when they’re on special offer. You know the “bargain” feeling of finding a two-for-one deal on your favourite shampoo or a third of the price off a face cream that you’ve been dying to try of maybe you're a guy that's thinking about trying out mens concealer. There’s no reason why a promotion shouldn’t tempt you to try something new – in fact, it’s one of the best times to buy: reduced prices mean less risk for you. When you’re on the prowl for special offers, keep a lookout for places that offer:

  • Real discounts – some promotions aren’t quite as good as they look at first glance. Make sure you’re getting real discounts, or a real benefit so that you are actually saving money, gaining points or getting extra products for the same price.

  • Variety – it’s the spice of life, so why settle for a store that only offers a special discount on a single product line? Instead, look for somewhere that has a real range of brands on offer. There are lots of brands competing for your attention in the hair and beauty market, so make the most of special offers that work for lots of products and lots of brands.

  • Quality products – some stores may offer promotions on stock they want to get rid of, and that’s quite often products at the lower end of the market. Make sure that the retailer you use is offering genuine quality brands so that you know you’re getting real value for money.

  • Reliability – don’t shop from an unknown store just because they have special offers advertised. It’s always best to stick with a retailer that your know and trust, or one that can show that it is honest and reliable. That way, if there are any problems with your purchase, you know you’ll get good after-sales service.