Men's Health

 

OK guys, listen up.  Do you believe that your attractiveness is only skin deep?  Wrong! We are talking skin health here and what you see on the outside can be tweaked by what you do to your insides.   Adding some of the right nutrients each day can go a long way in promoting how handsome you are!  And as we all well know, when you feel good about the way you look, you benefit in many ways.  So go eat with “handsome” in mind.

Nutrition science supports the connection between certain nutrients and skin health so go ahead and nourish your skin from the inside out.  Including certain nutrients in your diet will help reduce the harmful effects of UV exposure, reduce aging of the skin, eliminate toxins and even limit hair loss. Skin is our largest organ and its prime function is to act as a barrier between the internal and external environment of our bodies. A whole food diet with particular attention paid to specific vitamins and other nutrients is a powerful tool not just for skin health but for overall health. Where do we find those vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants which can improve your handsomeness?

  • Wild salmon, sardines, flaxseed, walnuts, and chia seeds for omega-3 fatty acids needed for skin repair, moisture content, anti-inflammatory effects and overall flexibility
  • Citrus, kale, parsley, broccoli and bell peppers for vitamin C to protect skin from damaging sun exposure
  • Carrots,  sweet potatoes, spinach, apricots and chili peppers for vitamin A that promotes proper repair and maintenance of skin
  • Almonds, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, avocado, and asparagus for connective tissue and UV protection
  • Tuna, brazil nuts, garlic, eggs and brown rice for the anti-oxidant selenium to quench free radicals, reduce hair loss and for tissue elasticity
  • Green beans, garbanzo beans, strawberries, cucumber and celery for the mineral silica essential for the connective tissue in hair and nails
  • Pecans, oats, ginger, pumpkin seeds and oysters for zinc needed for controlling oil in skin and acne

While you’re at it, don’t forget the powerful role of sleep and exercise for your skin health. Sleep goes a long way in improving our appearance as well as reducing daily stress, re-energizing us, or helping with repair of body tissues.  Exercise helps with detoxification as well as a myriad of benefits for skin and anti-aging.

Bottom Line: Eat handsomely, get plenty of sleep, pump some iron and your skin will glow!

Donna Brown is a Clinical Nutritionist and founder of Nutrition Kitchen, a nutrition and culinary consulting practice focused on sports nutrition, weight loss and detox programs, general nutrition and health from the kitchen. Donnais an active speaker and technical writer plus blogger on many nutrition and health topics. Her clients include corporations, community groups, athletic teams and individuals.  She lives in Fairfield, CT and can be reached at donna@nutritionkitchenusa.com. Please visit her website at www.nutritionkitchenusa.com for further information on how Donna helps her clients improve their health and fuel their mind and body.  

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Mënaji Launches #MenajiWorldCup Giveaway

Mënaji Worldwide, LLC invites readers to Instagram a photo of themselves with their favorite World Cup Jersey for a chance to win a free Mënaji Face and Body Scrub. The giveaway runs through midnight EST on Friday, July 11, 2014.

To take part in the giveaway, entrants must:

1.Follow @menaji_skincare on Instagram

2.Post a photo of themselves with their favorite 2014 World Cup Team Jersey

3.Mention @menaji_skincare and tag #MenajiWorldCup

We will review the entries on Instagram and pick a winner each week. Each photo counts as one entry, with a limit of one entry per Instagram account. Instagram users who submit a valid entry agree to allow Mënaji Skincare to use the photo as it pertains to the #MenajiWorldCup giveaway. The giveaway will close at midnight EST on July 11, 2014, and winners will be contacted via Instagram. No purchase necessary to win. Open to US and CA residents only.

 

Full Giveaway Details Here:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
Promotion Description: The ‘Mënaji World Cup 2014 #MënajiWorldCup’ (“Sweepstakes”) begins on 6/16/2014 at 5:00 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada) and ends on Friday, July 11 2014 at 11:59 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada) (the “Promotion Period”). By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Mënaji Worldwide, LLC (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the Sweepstakes. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes.
  1. Eligibility: Open to legal residents of USA and Canada who are 18 or older. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Sponsor and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), and members of their immediate families and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize.
  2. Winner Selection: The winner of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The random drawing will be conducted by Mënaji Worldwide, LLC.  Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible Entries received. Winner will be notified by Instagram on each Friday until the end of the Sweepstakes. Potential winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Sponsor within 48 hours of notification. Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. The potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively “the Prize Claim Documents”). No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.
  3. Prizes: 1 (#) winner(s) each week from June 16 to July 11 will receive [ 1 Face and Body Scrub.
  4. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the prize represents Sponsor’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items. Prize will only be awarded and/or delivered to addresses within USA, Canada. All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.
  5. Online Entry: Enter the Sweepstakes during the Promotion Period online by following @menaji_skincare on Instagram, post a photo of themselves with their favorite 2014 World Cup Team Jersey, and mention @menaji_skincare and tag #MenajiWorldCup on Instagram.
  6. Automated or robotic Entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified. Internet entry must be made by the entrant. Any attempt by an entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void that entrant’s Entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. All Entries must be posted by the end of the Promotion Period in order to participate. Sponsor’s database clock will be the official time keeper for this Sweepstakes.
  7. Privacy: All entrants acknowledge that if they are chosen as a winner, certain portions of their personally identifying information may be disclosed to third parties at least as required by law, including, without limitation, on a winner’s list. All personal information submitted as part of the Sweepstakes may be shared by and between the Promotion Entities, and each of the Promotion Entities will use such information in accordance with their respective independent online privacy policies. The privacy policy of Mënaji Skincare can be found at http://www.menaji.com/privacy-policy
  8. Limitation of Liability: Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any misdirected or lost mail, or any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay of operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating downloading materials in the Sweepstakes. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, perform the random drawing from among all eligible Entries received prior to or after such cancellation, suspension, or modification. In the event of a dispute concerning who registered online to participate in the Sweepstakes, the registration will be declared to have been made by the authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, education institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible.
  9. Winner’s List: To obtain a copy of any legally required winners list or a copy of the Official Rules, send the applicable request and a self-addresses, stamped, #10 envelope to:

    Mënaji Worldwide, LLC
    762 Kings Highway West
    Southport, CT  06890
    Attention:  Menaji World Cup Sweepstakes Director

. Request must be received no later than 30 days for the name of the winner and, by the end of the promotion, for a copy of the rules.
  1. Sponsor: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Mënaji Worldwide, LLC, http://www.menaji.com.
  2. Instagram and Facebook Disclaimer: Entrants should understand that they are providing their information to the Sponsor and not to Instagram or Facebook. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram or Facebook.
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Menaji Skincare

Kabuki Brush

 

How-to: Care for & Clean Your Kabuki Brush

The Kabuki Brush is a great way to apply your Sunless Tan HDPV Anti-shine Powder.  However, regular use of your brush can trap bits of makeup, oil, dirt, and even bacteria in the bristles.  Due to this, we recommend cleaning your brush often so your skin stays healthy.  Don’t worry, it’s simple…….

The pros often spritz their brush with anti-bacterial brush cleaner and wipe them on a clean towel after each use.  However, with time, additional makeup builds up in the brush and the spray just doesn’t cut it.  Here’s how to deep clean your makeup brush after prolonged use.

  •     Dampen a section of a paper towel with Fast Drying Brush Cleaner and wipe brush from side to side. (You can also use Rubbing Alcohol but this may be drying and harsh on the brush over time).
  •     As the towel gets dirty, dampen another section and repeat. Not only will this clean the brush, but the Brush Cleaner / Alcohol evaporates quickly for a clean brush that’s ready to go.
  •     Rinse brush head gently under lukewarm water, with the brush at a 45 degree angle pointing down, using fingers to massage Shampoo/Soap to hair. Apply in the direction of the hair from ferrule towards top. (Ferrule: The metal part of the brush between the hair and handle). Rinse gently under running water, thoroughly.

If possible, follow above with conditioner. Gently reshape the head of the brush and lay flat over the edge of a table or counter so that the bristles are open to the air on all sides. Allow to completely dry (approximately 5 – 6 hours)

Be careful not to let any cleaner or water run inside the ferrule (the metal part of the brush between the hair and handle). This can weaken the glue used to hold the hair and cause shedding problems or even loosen handles. Always lay brushes flat to dry. Do not blow dry – this will cause the hair to frizz!

It’s simple to keep your brush clean and ensure you have great looking skin!

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