Jun 10, 2009

How to Wake Up Looking Younger

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Do you know what nursing is? The World Health Organization developed a very clear definition about nursing:

scrub magazine The mission of nursing in society is to help individuals, families and groups to determine and achieve their physical, mental and social potential, and to do so within the challenging context of the environment in which they live and work. This requires nurses to develop and perform functions that relate to the promotion and maintenance of health as well as to the prevention of ill health.

Nursing also includes the planning and implementation of care during illness and rehabilitation, and encompasses the physical, mental and social aspects of life as they affect health, illness, disability and dying. Nursing is the provision of care for individuals, families and groups throughout the entire life-span – from conception to death. Nursing is both an art and a science that requires the understanding and application of the knowledge and skills specific to the discipline. It also draws on knowledge and techniques derived from the humanities and the physical, social, medical and biological sciences.

Wow, what a remarkable profession! No wonder there are so many joyful experience in that field. Even better there is a clinical nursing site called scrubs, which specially dedicated to each of you, the nurse all over the world.

Scrubs is the one and only site that's 100 percent about you, nurse — personally and professionally — and the very specific joys and challenges you face because of the noble career you chose. So, on this site you'll not only find career advice and inspiring stories, but beauty and fashion tips as well as lots of ideas on making your downtime as relaxing as your work life is demanding.

scrub magazine1 One of the most interesting beauty and fashion tips is how to wake up looking younger, delivered by Anita Bruzzese. With the following five quick tweaks to your daily regimen (and the help of a few terrific and highly affordable products), you can wake up looking refreshed and, yes, younger! Before surrendering to slumber each night, be sure to take these steps:

  1. Get clean. Never, never, never go to bed still wearing makeup, even if you worked a double shift or are so tired after a night working the ER that you don’t even remember your name. Wearing makeup to bed clogs pores, letting toxins penetrate more deeply. Cleansing cloths from Oil of Olay and Ponds make this task super easy. Use and throw away!
  2. Moisturize. As we get older, our skin needs even more pampering. Once your face is clean, it’s better able to absorb a moisturizer. Try one that contains retinoids, a form of vitamin A. You can get a prescription-strength product from your doctor or try a drugstore brand like RoC Deep Wrinkle night cream. These products cause sun sensitivity, which is why it’s ideal to use them at night. You don’t really need a different cream for under the eyes; just make sure you apply eye cream with a light hand because that skin is often thinner and more sensitive. Aquaphor can be used to take off makeup and give you the added benefit of moisturizing the eye area.
  3. Sleep right. Even though you may want to fall face down on the mattress after dealing with demanding doctors and needy patients all day, it's much better for your face if you sleep on your back. Sleeping on one side too much—or on your stomach—can lead to more wrinkles. To avoid morning eye puffiness when fluid collects in that area, either raise the head of your bed several inches or sleep on a couple of pillows.
  4. Be kissable. As we age, our lips often become dry and lined. When brushing your teeth, give your lips a scrub, pat dry, then apply a lip treatment like Carmex.
  5. Tame stray hairs. Nothing makes you look older than ungroomed eyebrows or those chin hairs that would make a billy goat proud. Plucking and depilatories often cause redness, so grooming at night lets your skin calm down by morning.