Use the Best Health and Beauty Products For Your Body

Are you using the best health and beauty products for your body? Health and beauty aids are a billion dollar business with companies manufacturing hundreds of products every year. People are always in constant search for products to maintain and make improvements upon their body. With numerous amounts of cosmetics and health aids sold, some are not as effective as they claim and yet there some that do live up to their expectations.

What are the best products?

To find the best products, in regards to cosmetics, try samples available at most cosmetic counters and beauty shops. Try to get testimonials from friends and see if what works for them will work for you.

You might find some good products online and through network marketing cosmetic distributors. In your search, do take the time to read labels on products due to possible allergic reactions to the ingredients.

As far as health products, there are quite a few products on the shelves that can be beneficial to the body. These products can be found online, through independent distributors, pharmacies, and health food stores. If you are looking for generic and natural products, many are available through these channels. Most likely, samples will not be readily available to you. You will have to do your own investigating to find what products will work for you. As with cosmetics, be sure to read the labels and precautions before using. If you have concerns regarding a product check with Consumer Reports and by all means consult your physician.

Are the best products affordable?

There is the belief that if you want the best product available then you must be prepared to pay for the high cost of that item. For the most part, it does hold true though not all high priced products are effective to everyone. You can purchase generic products that can cut cost considerably from markup prices of brand name items. Discounted prices can also be found through independent distributors. Another choice but not as rewarding is purchasing the products when they go on sale. Rarely will you see products in demand sold at a discount.

What works best for you

Use products that are effective and giving you optimal results in return. Your search may or may not be what you expected but be diligent in your findings. Do not make sacrifices on your health and beauty, honor your body.

Health and Beauty Tips for Your Brass – Keep It Shiny!

Did you know that the health and beauty of your brass instruments require extra special attention? It’s true-their well being and happiness depend upon it. While we’re not talking about putting your tuba on a weight-loss program or taking your trumpet to the spa for a makeover, you do need to treat your brass instruments with care or they’ll refuse to come out and play. So, grab that brass and get ready for a workout-it’s time to clean!

When was the last time you saw a dirty French Horn in the orchestra? Probably never, right? That’s because professional musicians know how to take daily, monthly, and yearly care of their instruments. Now’s your chance to do the same! Starting with daily care, follow these tips to maintain the health and beauty of your brass.

Note: Because brass instruments vary, be sure to learn the specific cleaning methods for your particular instrument. For example, rotor instruments like the French horns, rotor tubas, and rotor trombones should always be cleaned by an experienced repair person.

Once a week, lubricate the valves on your brass instrument. Simply unscrew the valve cap and draw out the valve half way. Using the appropriate lubricant, apply a drop of valve oil to the widest part of the valve. Then, press the valve back to its original position. The valves on most brass instruments have a “guide” that helps you to line up the valve. Most often, you’ll hear a *click* when you’ve got the valve perfectly aligned.

If you play a brass instrument, you know what happens after a good session of blowing. You know, “moisture” can build up inside of your instrument. If it’s not removed, this moisture can do a real number on the health of your instrument. To be sure you’ve removed all moisture from your instrument after you’re done playing, you’ll want do a final blow with the water keys opened. This should help to keep the insides of your instruments happy and dry.

No Fingerprints Please

To keep your brass shining, be sure to wipe down the outside of the instrument after each use. This will help remove oils and perspiration left by your hands.

To spare your brass from unsightly “bruises,” be sure to always store your instrument in its case when its not being used. Doing so will not only spare your brass from damage, but it’ll also keep your instrument clean. Remember, your instrument case is for your instrument; storing music books, cleaning supplies, or even your lunch inside the case can lead to all kinds of problems with the slides or valves of your instrument.

Once A Month It’s Thorough Internal Cleaning Time

To do this, you’ll need to take your brass apart completely. You’ll also need some supplies, including cleaning brushes, liquid soap, slide grease (if your instrument has slides), and valve oil. If you’re not comfortable with any of these steps, take your instrument to a music shop for a professional cleaning to keep it in tip top shape.

Head to your bathroom or kitchen sink and get ready to get dirty!

Remove all slides, valves and valve bottom caps and place them, except for the valves, in warm, soapy water. Soak the parts in the water for 10 minutes
As your parts are soaking, run warm water over your valves and use the valve brush to brush out all openings. Give your valves a good shake to remove excess water and let dry
Depending on your type of instrument, you’ll want to brush all its tubes and compartments as well as the valve casings
Rinse the entire instrument with warm water and be sure to wipe off any excess moisture with a soft cloth. Before moving on to the next step, you’ll want to make sure your instrument is completely dry
If your instrument has slides, apply a little slide grease to each and put back together reassemble
Replace the valves and apply a drop of oil on each to lubricate. Most valves are numbered, so be sure to put yours back in the correct location

Voila! You’re done. You can now go slide that trombone or toot that trumpet to your heart’s content. Because you treated your brass with cleanly attention, it’ll serve up beautiful music for years to come! Play that horn, Daddy-O!