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Don’t Mask the Truth: Teaching Your Kids About COVID

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Teaching your kids about COVID is extremely important.  Everybody’s learning how to cope with the new normal. But when we have children and we want to protect them in one respect but also make sure that we don’t smother them, we’ve got to use our words to ensure that they understand what is going on. And young minds can easily overthink but we’ve also got to remember that they deserve to know about what is going on. Naturally, children can be worried about their grandparents or even about you. They may even worry about themselves and this is why we’ve got to learn to teach our children about COVID in the right ways. How can we do this?

Deal With Your Anxieties

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If you feel anxious or panicky, it is not the best opportunity to speak to your children about what is happening. We have to remember that our children will pick up on our anxieties. If we are constantly checking our online shopping to see if there are disinfectant wipes in stock because of people panic buying them, it’s these little problems that we need to deal with. Because of all the anxiety that’s going around when we decide to speak to our children, we need to keep ourselves in check. 

Encourage Their Questions

They want to know what is going on. And depending on their age, their questions can be incredibly serious or incredibly silly. If they are wondering if their favorite ice cream store is going to close for this could be the pinnacle of their concerns. Whatever their concerns, you need to help your children be heard and get across the facts in a reassuring manner as best as possible.

Don’t Avoid Questions

You may not know an answer, and while there’s a lot of uncertainty flying around you have to remember that if you aren’t comfortable saying “I don’t know,” your children will pick up on this. Even if there is a lot of uncertainty we have to remember that we can teach our children how to put up with uncertainty. Our children can learn to tolerate this and it is a fantastic way to reduce anxiety in their lives as well as build up resilience. As difficult as it can be to endure the unknown, do your best to be comfortable telling them you don’t know the answer.

Focus on How You Are Keeping Safe

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With the sheer amount of anxiety and negativity in the air, we can empower ourselves and our children by making them know what we are doing to keep ourselves safe. Giving them some control over the situation will give them a better sense of resilience. And we can do this in little ways. We could let our children choose masks for the family or sing something different while washing our hands rather than just “Happy Birthday.” Giving our children some control over the situation means that they are helping everyone to stay safe, which means that they are increasing their mental strength.

It is not an easy situation, but we have to remember that as long as we have an open and honest dialogue with our children we can help to reduce their (and our) anxiety.

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Necessary Precautionary Measures to Take When Visiting Public Places

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With the current happenings worldwide, how things used to operate has changed. There are rules you should try and practice to protect yourself against the COVID virus. Hence, listed below are some necessary precautionary measures to adhere to in public places.

When Going to Your Local Eatery

Since everyday activities have started to resume normal, you may want to treat yourself in your local restaurant or café. However, before heading out, try and check your local joint’s health and safety measures. For instance, do the staff clean and disinfect the places regularly. The restaurant should also have proper ventilation that allows air circulation. It’s also best to ensure the eating tables are strategically set apart to prevent close contacts.

 When you are required to line up to get a service, you should maintain a safe distance by standing two meters apart from the next customer.

Visiting the Gym

Currently, the mode of doing things has changed. Hence, before heading out to the gym, you can check to see if your gym only allows a specific number of people. An excellent gym should ensure its member currently book slots to get training.

Another vital measure is to ensure the gym is clean all the time. It’s best to ensure the gym disinfects its equipment such as weight machines, treadmills, stationary bikes, and pulley machines. It’s also best to confirm the rules concerning common shared spaces such as the bathroom and locker room.

Your gym should ensure it encloses the training equipment’s such that each has a barrier to maintain social distancing. It’s best to protect yourself by staying and training at home if you have a higher risk of contracting the virus.

Visiting the Saloon and Barber Shops

Precautionary Measures to Take When Visiting Public Places

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Visiting beauty parlors is one of the high-risk areas of contracting the virus. However, with essential precautionary measures, you will be safe. It’s necessary to make an appointment and book your space to avoid overcrowding. Also, you can only go for mandatory services that you can’t have within your home. For instance, essential services such as washing your hair and blow-drying you can do at home.

For those services, you must get at the facility, ensure the saloon staff practice proper measure. For example, certify the staff attending to you put on a face cover such as printed face masks or blank face masks. Ensure also, the staff disinfects the tools such as chairs, rollers, and combs. Besides, the employees must also wear gloves which they have to replace when attending the next customer.

To protect yourself, you can try and get the staff to serve you within your home to avoid unnecessary exposure.

Going to The Grocery Shops

When you decide to go shopping, try and protect washing your hands at the grocery store entrance. Alternatively, disinfect your hands before going in. You can go to the store when it is less crowded, such as early in the morning the moment the store opens. It will help if you carry your hand sanitizer you can use to disinfect the cart handle.

To protect your kids, you should leave them at home and not tag them for the shopping trip. With the current changes, try and protect yourself by ordering online without necessarily going to the malls. Your safety solely depends on you. Therefore, when leaving your home to go to a public place, ensure you put on either printed face masks or blank face masks. In areas such as restaurants, gyms, shopping malls, and beauty parlor, the basic rule is to go when they are uncrowded.

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Cut the Cost of Your Beauty Routine

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Have you ever wondered how you can cut the cost of your beauty routine.  If you are a lover of trying all of the newest in skincare and beauty, then you might notice that your bank balance can take a pounding. While there is a lot of love to be given to some of the luxury brands, you can cut the cost of your beauty routine. Without compromising on quality. 

Cut the Cost of Your Beauty Routine

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Bulk

If you have found a face cream or a lip liner that is your perfect match, then buy it in bulk. Make sure that you have checked the dates on the bottles, and that you are buying products that can be stored for a while before you do this. 

It has happened to many people where they find an amazing formula, only to find that within a year or so, they can’t find the product on the shelves anymore. You can grab extras when the item goes on sale, or you can find them online with multi-buy deals. 

If you won’t be switching brands, you can save money in the long run by stocking up. 

 

 

Cut the Cost of Your Beauty Routine

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Palettes

Although having a range of color choices is quite lovely unless you are using each color more than once a week, you aren’t getting value for money. If your palette is costing $56 a time, but you are only using four staples and sometimes branching into the other shades, it’s time to reconsider. 

See if you can buy individual pots of the colors that you use or a dupe from another brand that sells singles. 

And you can check out companies that do cheaper palettes, often dupes like those from Revolution Beauty. They often have discounts available on NetVoucherCodes.co.uk

DIY

Getting your nails done professionally is a wonderful luxury. But consider how much you could save if you learned to do them yourself. Almost everything that a professional nail technician uses can be purchased online. And you can head to YouTube to help you learn how to use everything properly. 

There are hundreds of free tutorials for gel, shellac, polygel, and acrylics too. Over time you can get very good at giving yourself the perfect nails. 

Save or Splurge

Cut the Cost of Your Beauty Routine

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Skincare is a place that you don’t want to cut corners, and in order to make that balance out, you could cut back on things like mascara or lipsticks. A key thing to do here is to spend some time looking for dupes for the makeup that you use. It is more likely that the ingredients in your skincare can’t be matched, but makeup formulas can be. 

Learn the active ingredients in your skincare products and what they do. This will give you the opportunity to see if a brand like The Ordinary or Inkey List has a dedicated product that will work for you. 

Overuse

Many people use way too much product. When you really only need to use a small amount of any skincare product. Here is a quick guide:

  • Cleaners – just a raspberry sized amount
  • Moisturizer, night cream, oils – blueberry sized amount
  • Eye cream a pomegranate seed-sized amount
  • Retinols and serums two pomegranate seed size
  • Sunscreen a cheery sized amount

So if you are using more than those sizes, you aren’t going to see the benefit, but you will feel the financial cost. 

Beauty Supply Stores

Drugstore prices are brilliant, but you can find even better value if you join a beauty supply store. They don’t always have the same brands in, so don’t rely on them for your favorite lipstick (here is where buying in bulk makes a difference). They do have a great range of products, though. 

Target

If your current beauty routine is one you have been using for years, you might find better results by switching it up. Not only that, but our skin changes over time, and you might need more dedicated products. Think about what skin issues you want to target and invest your money in ingredients that are proven in that area. 

Alternate

For every expensive item, you have, have a cheaper dupe as a stand-in. So that you are only using the more expensive items for dressing up, or when you want to feel the luxury. The dupes are cheaper to replace and better for everyday wear.  This works for perfume too. 

Learn To Make It

There are some things that you can make in your home. Hair masks, facemasks, lip balms, and body scrubs can all be made with a few ingredients from your kitchen cupboards. The natural ingredients are kind to the skin, and they cost much less per use and to make in general. 

A few small changes can have a huge impact on how much you are spending on your beauty routine. 

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5 Ultra-light Face Masks You Have to Try

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Increasing time spent outdoors helps you achieve the bronzed glow you’ve yearned for all winter. However, the excessive sun exposure can leave skin looking and feeling dehydrated, irritated, and aged. Reverse signs of sun damage with these five ultra-light, replenishing face masks.

 

  1. Intense Hydration, $14.19, target.com

This intense hydration mask provides all the moisture your skin needs after a day under the sun without the use of heavy, pore-clogging ingredients. The secret? Burt’s Bees uses botanical clary sage to regulate the skin’s natural oil production, which makes this mask ideal for all skin types. Use this twice a week in combination with your skincare routine, or in place of your anti-aging serum; its natural ingredients reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.