Health & Beauty Tips – Week of March 12th

Beauty Tip- White for Brighter Eyes

      An easy makeup tip for making the whites of the eyes appear brighter is to dab a dot of white eye shadow right near the tear duct. For all you girls who may think like me that if a little is good a lot is better, that rule does not apply here. Don’t get carried away or tempted to extend it, just a dot right next to the tear duct. Do not under any circumstances put under the eye! The reverse raccoon is not a good look, even for a raccoon.

 

Health Tip- Shop the Perimeter of the Grocery Store

      Shopping around the perimeter of the grocery store will help you focus on buying and eating healthy. Fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and dairy are found around the perimeter so this is where the healthiest choices are. Going up and down the aisles can be tempting especially with all the “low-fat” foods. The majority of these foods are processed which means they pretty much are low in nutrients and I don’t know about you but I have a hard time sticking to “one serving size” when eating this type of food. Better to eat real food that is more satisfying and has actual nutritional value. Try some celery sticks or half an apple with almond butter for a snack.

 

Green Tip- Reel Lawn Mowers

    If you have a small lawn think about getting a reel lawn mower. Not only will you get some exercise you won’t wake your neighbors up on Saturday morning! Reel mowers are virtually maintenance free and are very environmentally friendly.

 

 

 

Dental Tip- Testing for Gum Disease

      Here at Cosmetic Dentistry of San Antonio we offer Oral DNA testing. This test is sent to a lab for very sophisticated identification of bacteria that are associated with gum disease. This allows us to tailor your treatment in order to get the best outcome. This is just one of the tools we use at our state of art office to deliver high quality patient care. Don’t ignore bleeding gums or chronic bad breath as these are symptoms of gum disease.