How to Apply a No 7 Serum

No 7 serums are beauty products that aim to give the skin a more youthful, attractive appearance. If you apply your serum twice each day in the morning and evening, you may start noticing positive results as early as 2 weeks into using it.[1]
EditSteps
EditCleansing Your Skin
Remove your makeup. If you have any makeup on, make sure to remove all of it with a makeup removing wipe or by wetting a cotton pad with makeup remover. As an alternative, you can use a cleansing oil to take your makeup off. Regardless of the products you choose to use, use a little pressure as you wipe away your makeup and make sure to wipe your entire face.[2]Go back over areas of your face where you’ve applied more makeup, such as your eyes, to ensure that you remove it completely.

Wash your hands thoroughly. It’s important that your face is clean when you apply your serum. Since you wash your face with your hands, this means that your hands need to be clean as well. Rinse your hands with some warm running water, and then create a lather with some antibacterial hand soap. Wash your hands for about 20 seconds, rinse them off, and then dry them with a clean hand towel.[3]
Wash your face with a gentle cleanser. Always wash your face before you apply your serum. Create a lather with a cleanser of your choice and some warm water. Then, massage your face with the cleanser to remove dirt and oil from your skin. Rinse the cleanser off completely with warm water.[4]Go with a cleanser for acne-prone skin if you frequently get breakouts.

Choose a cream-based hydrating cleanser if your skin tends to be dry.

Pat your face dry with a soft cloth or towel. Get a clean hand towel and gently press it against your skin repeatedly. Stop before your skin is completely dry, as the serum may be able to lock in some of the moisture from the water.[5]
EditApplying the Serum
Put a pea-sized drop of serum into your hand. Take the cap off of your serum and squirt a little bit of it onto your fingertips. Aim to squirt out a pea-sized amount. Because the serum is concentrated, a little bit tends to go a long way.[6]

Dab the serum onto your forehead, cheeks, and chin. Rub your fingertips together to spread out the serum and then tap the serum onto your forehead. Then, dab the rest of the serum onto your cheeks and chin to ensure that it’s applied in all of the most beneficial areas.[7]
Massage the serum into your skin. Rub the serum into your skin all over your face and neck, but don’t get too close to your eyes. Start towards the center of your face and use an outward sweeping motion as you apply. Let the serum absorb into your skin completely before you put any other products on it.[8]
EditMoisturizing Your Skin
Follow up the serum with No 7 day cream every morning. The No 7 serum contains several beneficial anti-aging properties but it doesn’t have moisturizing properties. After applying your serum in the morning, stick your finger into a jar of No 7 day cream and scoop out a little bit with your finger. Massage it into your skin to ensure that your face is properly moisturized and protected from the sun.[9]
As an alternative, use any face lotion or cream that has an SPF.

Wait 15 minutes before you put on makeup. When applying your serum in the morning, leave your face alone for about 15 minutes or so after you’ve finished your moisturizer. This will allow the moisturizer to set into your skin and properly hydrate your face. After the time is up, you can start putting your makeup on.[10]

Apply No 7 night cream every evening after applying your serum. After applying your serum at night, scoop a little bit of night cream out of your No 7 night cream jar, and gently rub it all over your face. This way, your face will stay hydrated and healthy while you sleep.[11]
Dab some eye cream around the outside of your eyes sparingly. Don’t apply your serum or moisturizer around your eyes, and instead use a cream that’s specifically for eyes. Just after applying your moisturizer, get a little bit of the No 7 eye cream onto your fingertips and then dab it around the outside edges of your eyes only. This should help to minimize and/or prevent crows feet.[12]The skin around your eyes is delicate, so it’s best to only use products in this area from time to time.

If you’d prefer to use another brand of eye cream, feel free to use it instead.

EditThings You’ll Need
Makeup remover/oil cleanser

Water

Antibacterial hand soap

Hand towel

Facial cleanser

No 7 serum

No 7 day cream (optional)

No 7 night cream (optional)

No 7 eye cream (optional)

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Today in History for 3rd April 2019

Historical Events

1721 – Robert Walpole becomes Britain’s 1st Lord of the Treasury – effective Prime Minister, although that term was never officially used (indeed, it was considered an insult) until much later
1848 – Thomas Douglas becomes 1st public teacher in San Francisco
1882 – American outlaw Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford at home in St Joseph
1964 – US and Panama agree to resume diplomatic relations
1987 – Bill Elliott sets NASCAR qualify record of 212.809 mph at Talladega
1988 – 7th NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Louisiana Tech beats Auburn, 56-54

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Famous Birthdays

1882 – Simon Elzinga, Dutch educator
1930 – Lawton Chiles, U.S. Senator from Florida (1971-89) and Governor of Florida (1991-98), born in Lakeland, Florida (d. 1998)
1957 – Charles Jones, American basketball player, NBA forward (Houston Rockets), born in McGehee, Arkansas
1966 – Miina Tominaga, Japanese seiyu (voice actress), born in Nishi-ku, Hiroshima, Japan
1976 – Nicolas Escudé, French tennis player, coach (Davis Cup 2001), born in Chartres, France
1976 – Will Mellor, English actor (Hollyoaks), born in Bredbury, Greater Manchester

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Famous Deaths

1694 – Ferdinand van Apshoven de Jongere, Flemish painter, buried at 64
1919 – Paul Geisler, composer, dies at 62
1950 – Kurt Julian Weill, German composer (Dreigroschenoper), dies at 50
1958 – Theodor Kramer, Austrian poet and writer, dies at 61
1996 – Christopher John Seward, aid worker, dies at 45
1997 – Judy Flannery, master triathelete, killed by a car at 56

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How to Relieve Wrist Pain from Lifting

A tender, painful wrist can make it difficult to use your hands. Fortunately, most pain will go away once you’ve rested your wrists and reduced the swelling. Pain relievers and ice packs will make you more comfortable as your wrists heal. Once they’ve recovered from the lifting injury, strengthen the muscles in your forearms to prevent another injury. Doing simple stretching exercises, using athletic straps, and lifting smaller amounts can protect your wrists.

EditSteps
EditReducing Wrist Pain
Avoid lifting or other heavy activity for several days. If you feel pain after lifting, exercising, or stretching, avoid putting pressure or stretching your wrists until the pain goes away. This can take several days depending on how injured your wrists are.[1]
Resting the wrists can reduce inflammation and prevent more damage to the muscles around your wrists.

Some movement may help your wrists, however, by maintaining your range of motion. You can do normal daily activities, such as typing or cleaning.

Do wrist circles to keep your wrists flexible. As long as you do not have any fractures or tears in your wrist, wrist circles can improve your range of motion, reduce stiffness, and promote healing. To do wrist circles, slowly roll your wrist clockwise up to 10 times. Next, go counterclockwise for 10 times.[2]
If you need support, wear wrist splints while you do normal daily activities to prevent re-injury. Buy wrist splints from a pharmacy or supermarket. Avoid wearing them for too long, as they could reduce your wrist’s mobility.[3]

Apply ice packs to your wrists. Place ice packs on your wrists and hold them there for 10 minutes. You can do this once every hour for the first 1 to 2 days that your wrists hurt.[4]
If you don’t have ice packs, wrap ice cubes in a wet dish towel and hold these over your wrists. Avoid placing ice directly on your skin.

Apply heat to your wrists if the pain continues. While ice is best right after an injury, heat can promote healing and reduce pain a day or 2 after the injury. Put heat on your wrists for 15-20 minutes. Turn on a heating pad or soak a towel in hot water.[5]
For the most benefit, alternate heat and ice on your wrists.

Get a massage or rub your forearms. Professional massage therapy can relieve wrist pain, reduce swelling, and relieve inflammation. A massage therapist will focus on the muscles in your forearms since these control your wrist movements. You can also rub the inner parts of your forearms near the elbows to get quick relief.[6]

Take over-the-counter pain relievers. Buy a pain reliever that will reduce inflammation in your wrists and make you more comfortable. Follow the manufacturer’s dosing instructions to take ibuprofen or acetaminophen. You may need OTC pain relievers for a few days after injuring your wrists.[7]

Get medical treatment, if necessary. If you’ve rested your wrist and taken steps to relieve the pain, but it still hurts after 1 to 2 weeks, contact your doctor. If you have a physical therapist, you can also schedule an appointment with them. You should also get medical treatment if:[8]
You have sharp pain.

The pain is too severe to treat with OTC pain relievers.

Your wrist swells up.

EditStrengthening Your Wrists
Wrap your wrists with a strap or tape. When you’re ready to lift again, protect your wrists from injury before you begin. Wrap your wrists with athletic tape or put wrist straps on before you lift. These can relieve some of the pressure you’ll be putting on your recovering wrists.[9]

Do bending stretches to strengthen your muscles. Prevent tension from building up in your muscles by gently stretching before you lift. Keep your forearms and elbows straight while you bend your wrists up. Hold the stretch for 30 to 60 seconds. Bend your wrists in the opposite direction and hold the stretch for 30 to 60 more seconds.[10]
You can also do this stretch throughout the day to improve your wrists’ range of motion.

Practice rotating your wrists 3 times a day. Bend your elbows to a 90-degree angle and keep the palms of your hands facing down towards the ground. Hold this position for 5 to 10 seconds. Then turn your hands over so your wrists and forearms twist around. The palms of your hands should now be facing up. Hold this position for 5 to 10 seconds. Do 10 repetitions of these twists about 3 times a day.[11]

Reduce the amount you lift. Start with lighter weights than you’re used to lifting and gradually add weight as your wrists become stronger. If you add weight and start to feel wrist pain, take a break and use less weight when you start lifting again.[12]

Keep your wrists in a neutral position when you lift. Pay attention to how you use your wrists as you lift. They shouldn’t be curling or taking on the bulk of the weight. Instead, your wrists should be straight or neutral. Keep the back of your hand lined up flat with your forearm. For example, if you’re doing bicep curls, keep your wrists straight as you bring the weights toward you.[13]
Consider asking a trainer for tips on how to reduce pressure or keep your wrists straight.

If you’re struggling to keep your wrists neutral, you might need to change how you lift. For example, to do push-ups, you can push up on your knuckles to keep your wrists straight.

EditThings You’ll Need
Wrist splints

Over-the-counter pain relievers

Ice packs

Wrist straps or athletic tape

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