Today there is a variety of cleansers to choose from. Bar cleansers
may be either soap or synthetic detergent-based and labelled for
different kinds of skin: dry, oily, or combination. (Soap and water
will be used here to refer to any soap or detergent-based product).
They may also contain medications such as anti-bacterial agents
or various types of abrasives.
may be basically soap or detergent preparations that perform like
soap, or they may be products that combine the attributes of soaps
and creams. They may also contain anti-bacterial agents and/or exfoliants.
A cream may be in the form of either a cream or a lotion.
soap and water cleansing (bar or liquid) satisfactorily cleanses
the skin because soap and water efficiently remove most substances
from the skin, including dirt, sweat, and other materials. But different
types of skin may need different types of soap (or synthetic detergent)
cleansers. Waterproof make-up is most easily removed with a cream,
lotion, or liquid cleanser because it is oil - rather than water-soluble.
In many instances,
the most effective skin cleansing procedure consists of first using
a cream or lotion cleanser to remove make-up and then gently washing
the face with soap and water to remove the oily cream residue and
other water-soluble materials. If the skin is excessively oily,
a cream or lotion cleanser alone will leave the skin too oily. If
the skin is excessively dry, frequent soap-and-water cleansing may
strip too much oil and moisture from the skin, so it may be preferable
to alternate between a cream cleanser and soap and water.
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Does your partner always make the decisions
or do you insist on telling him
what to do. Try our fun quiz and find out.
1There is an important decision to be made and you
don't agree with your partner. Do you:
(a) Discuss it and come to a compromise
(b) Argue until he gives in and accepts your decision
(c) Let him make the decision?
come in tired after a day's work. Do you:
(a) Order a take-away and put your feet up
(b) Tell your partner it's his turn to cook a meal
(c) Head for the kitchen - your partner wouldn't know where to find
usually washes the car at the weekend, but he has arranged a game
of golf. Do you:
(a) Wash it yourself - it doesn't really matter who does it
(b) Insist he washes it when he comes home
(c) Wash it yourself, but feel upset that he has left you to do
4It is your
wedding anniversary, but your partner has a meeting out of town.
(a) Suggest you celebrate a day or two later when he is home
(b) Ask him to change his meeting to another day
(c) Do nothing - he usually forgets your anniversary anyway?
in bed with flu. Does your partner
(a) Look after you
(b) Cook, clean and generally run the house until you are completely
(c) Go to work as usual?
6One of the
children is ill, but you have an important meeting at work. Do you:
(a) Ask your partner if he could stay home, at least for part
of the day while you are at the meeting
(b) Take the day off - and while he's home he might as well tidy
up and prepare an evening meal
(c) Cancel the meeting?
7One of your
partner's parents is unwell. Do you:
(a) Both go round to see if you can help
(b) Tell your partner to ring first and only go round if needed
(c) Go round yourself?
boss rings at the weekend and asks to speak to him. Do you:
(a) Think nothing of it
(b) Tell his boss that he is not available
(c) Feel upset?
is in trouble at school. Do you:
(a) Both go to the school and speak to the teacher
(b) Send your partner and make sure he knows what to say
(c) Go by yourself?
a day's holiday planned with your partner, but you have had to cancel
because of a crisis at work. Do you:
(a) Try and make it up to him with a special meal in the evening,
and book another day together if you can
(b) Suggest he spends the day decorating the kitchen while you are
(c) Rush in to work very early and try to get home by lunchtime
think marriage is
(a) An equal partnership
(b) A battle of wills which you intend to win
(c) An unequal partnership - that's just the way life is?
12 Your partner
would like another child, but you are not sure. Do you:
(a) Talk about it and see if you can't persuade him to wait
a while until you give it some more thought
(b) Tell him to forget the idea. You will make the decision when
the time is right
(c) Agree, even though you have some misgivings?
been offered a promotion at work, but your partner is not happy
because it would mean longer hours. Do you:
(a) Suggest you get a cleaner to help out at home, so you will
have more time at the weekend to spend together
(b) Say it is a wonderful opportunity, and he will just have to
accept your decision
(c) Let yourself be persuaded that it would be a bad move?
would love to go trekking in the Himalayas, but you hate the idea.
(a) Tell him you will miss him, but if he really wants to go,
he should not miss the opportunity
(b) Tell him he is selfish and should not go
(c) Go as well, and do your best not to complain all the time
love to spend a week being pampered at a health spa. Do you:
(a) Suggest that you both go and suggest that he spends the
days playing golf if he does not want to enjoy the treatments at
(b) Book it up, and tell your partner to keep the house clean and
tidy while you are away
(c) Suggest it to your partner, but forget the idea if he doesn't
want to go as well
How to score
Now count up how many times you chose (a), (b) or (c)
Mostly (a)s: Partnership - You see marriage as a partnership where
both partners share equally in the decisions and the responsibilities.
Your partner is lucky to have you.
Dragon - You make sure you rule the roost in your house. Your partner
may have put up with your bullying up until now, but that doesn't
mean he always will. Take a good long look at your marriage and
start acknowledging your partner's needs as well - or you may wake
up one morning and find you are on your own.
Doormat - You let your partner make all the decisions and are always
ready to put your needs and wants after his. Maybe you are happy
with the situation, but you are denying yourself the opportunity
to blossom and enjoy life to the maximum. Start thinking about the
way you behave towards your partner and ever so slowly start suggesting
that your needs and wants are important too.
endless circle of life
Yes men, what's the rush? I told one of my friends who was complaining
that he could not wait to get a degree, a job and a family. Slow
down, I said, enjoy your youth, after all you're nineteen only once...
Here is a little
story about life....first you have to be born, then learn to walk,
run, read and write, then you've got to get into a good school,
then play sports at the same time as studying as well as being active
in the various school societies and clubs. In addition to all of
this, we have to please our parents, maintain academic excellence
as well as appear that we are having fun...all the while.
trees and playing softball in the afternoons. Now we have to finish
school then go straight to our next tuition class. Amidst the throngs
of students present in the dimly lit fan ventilated classrooms,
we are expected to learn 'even more' in order to gain that ever
Those of you
who have ever attended a group class ßß would know that
the objective of learning is often lost and the class merely becomes
a weekly event where girls and boys of similar ages meet to chat
over a milk packet and a pastry!
the year 9, 10, 11 stretch - a very crucial part of one's life.
Sports, clubs, hormones and studies. Revision, endless phone calls,
parties, practice, getting permission and parents; all very present
in a teenager' s life.
Then as soon
as the O/Level exams are finished, one's parents take over while
awaiting results. Computer courses are the order of the day. Then
taking finances, time and tradition into consideration, a profession
is chosen. Be it medicine, law or accountancy, those doing medicine
or law will then be asked to continue through the local system or
go private to do London or TOEFL exams. Those doing accountancy
or marketing will then go on to do CIM and CIMA, some doing ACCA.
Then those opting to do banking and merchandising follow their respective
routes, those doing IT will attend any one of the myriad institutions
in this country. Education and gaining a qualification becomes compulsory,
if one is to survive in today's competitive society.
After all the
education, some say the real challenge commences. Responsibility
is delegated and so is trust. One is asked to form and maintain
corporate relationships all under the watchful eye of management.
The nine to five existence becomes a way of life. Less happiness,
more stress. One looks forward to the weekends more and more. Internal
power struggles become a daily battle. The repetitive boredom of
work becomes unbearable and the only certain escape is the comfort
and reassurance of a life partner.
And so the
next challenge begins. Not only must one be 'qualified', we must
also have good breeding, good prospects, and looks.
that's an optional bonus. After a tedious selection process, a winner
is found and so the day dawns. The call of everlasting commitment
A few years
later, the honeymoon and first anniversary behind them, the happy
couple set to work on creating heirs. Much to the delight of the
couple's parents, grandchildren are presented and then the cycle
begins. Kindergarten, getting into a good school, developing a good
character and most of all, moulding an individual that the parents
would be proud of.
After the children
comes the enormous cost. This is supplemented by work, the return
of course, is being the proud parents of a child whose achievements
bring pride to the family. And so on and so on goes the eternal
cycle of spending....
A few years
later, retired, children qualified, married and grandchildren on
the way, life is all good....Yet attending funerals of peers, thoughts
that soon you too will be called to that big party up in the skies
start to flow through one's head. And so with that ends life...
sorrow, stress, pain, tears and fears are all just highlights, but
remember while living one's life, don't forget to get one....