Saturday, October 1, 2011

how to keep your love

Maintaining the “Magic” in Marriage

Keep saying “I love you.” These three little words are very powerful! Few people, if any, tire of hearing that they are loved. When you say “I love you” do your best to be giving your spouse your full attention. Make sure you mean it when you say it!!
Buy your spouse flowers or gifts. Gifts don’t have to be extravagant, but should be simple reminders of how special your spouse is to you. Keep these gifts personal, rather than practical!
Surprise your spouse. For example, kidnap your spouse from work and do something you know they would enjoy. (Be sure to check with your spouse’s boss – if they have one!) Give gifts or flowers at totally unexpected times.
Take a vacation together. Same idea as the regular date night noted above. A vacation with your spouse will provide you with more time to focus on one another and will give you opportunities to rekindle the romance in your life!

Create and maintain a regular, non-negotiable date night – just for you and your spouse. (By the way, this means time away from the kids – and other friends.) Relationships need one-on-one nourishment to stay healthy. A regular date night can provide the quality and quantity of time needed to keep your relationship with your spouse strong.


Dry skin needs special care. You need to strike the perfect balance between cleansing, replacing lost moisture, and exfoliating the skin each day. Here are some DRY SKIN TREATMENT REMEDIES that will help you care for your skin.
Cleanse. The first step is cleansing your skin. You will need to choose two different cleansers- one for your face, one for your body and one for your feet Treat Look for a body wash that is creamy and contains extra moisture. For the face, cleansing milks and moisturizing cleansers work a lot better than harsh soaps. For an extra treat, choose a product that will also help cleanse and soften your feet. Wash your feet and body each time you shower and your face and neck twice a day, in the morning and at night. Exfoliate. Though exfoliating does strip the skin of moisture, getting rid of dead skin cells will make it softer and less dry in the long run. In general, you will want to gently EXFOLIATE your SKIN EVERY DAY. To exfoliate your body, use a dry bath brush (Spa Brush) on your dry skin and brush from the feet upward in a circular motion. Do not use this method to exfoliate your face.
A better DRY SKIN TREATMENT REMEDY for removing the dry skin cells in your face is an extremely gentle, non abrasive exfoliant. Check the package directions but a gently exfoliating ingredient is alpha hydroxy acid, especially when the product only has a low concentration of it.
Tone. A good toner will help replace any moisture lost during cleansing and will restore the proper PH balance. Choose one that contains ingredients that are beneficial to dry skin, such as rosewater. Check the packaging to make sure you can use the product on dry skin. You only need to do this step on your face and neck.
Moisturize. This is one of the most important steps. Cleansing and exfoliating can strip the skin of its natural moisture. A good moisturizer will help replace the natural oils in the skin. Different products in the moisturizer serve different purposes. You can find a moisturizer that will help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, eliminate dryness, and control break-outs. Make sure any product you choose is specifically tailored for dry skin.
To moisturize your body, look for a heavier formula that doesn’t contain as much water. Body butters work especially well. You can also use scented or unscented body oil. The eyes also need a special product because the skin is so delicate, you can’t put a moisturizer with harsh ingredients on it.
Masks. Using a face or body mask is optional, but worth the effort. You can either choose to make your own or purchase a product for dry skin. A good mask will help exfoliate, tone, and moisturize the skin. One of my favorite homemade masks is plain honey, applied to the face and neck. Honey helps exfoliate and is a humectant, which means that it draws moisture to the skin.