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Colombians like to take care of their skin

 89 percent of Colombian women use body cream, hands and a complementary cream for the skin, according to a study by the company Natura.

The pollsters found that in the dressing room or even the bathroom of any Colombian woman there is some beauty product, from body creams, facial masks – pilaten mask, bath moisturizers, body oils, lotions, exfoliants, liquid and bar soaps and other products, which only show One thing: Colombian women like to take care of their skin. And that is why there is a high level of specialization in the care of your body, especially among the younger.

However, age is not a limitation, since there are no great differences in the use of body categories according to age. Meanwhile, 4 out of 10 Colombians are dual users, being relevant to the body cream + hand cream, taking into account that users of specific creams for hands say use more than once a day.

The data from the study were known during the re-launch of the Natura ‘Tododia’ product line, with which the firm seeks to become involved in women’s body care routines in the country.


Hilda Herrera, Natura Cosmetics dermatologist, shared the daily basic care that should be taken to conserve the skin in its natural conditions and minimize the effects of the natural passage of time.

Proper cleaning: it is vital to clean the skin of both the face and body to eliminate harmful environmental substances accumulated during the day.

Hydrate the body: like the face, body skin needs daily hydration. It is advisable to use soaps or creams with substances originating from fruits that provide an optimal level of moisturizing.

Body scrubs: recommended for use once or twice a week maximum, they help to remove dead cells found in the outermost layer of the skin, regenerating cells and giving a healthier and smoother look to it.

Soaps: much depends on the taste and skin type of the person using it: there are women who prefer the liquid to the bar, but both are good choices, it is important that contain substances that contribute to wetting the skin needs daily.

Areas that need more hydration: generally, the extremities are most shrivel and especially knees, elbows and feet, precisely because there is no awareness that in these places is also necessary to apply moisturizing products.


Through community organizing, and multi discplinario work between architects, designers, urban gardeners and volunteers in the sector, the movement  Urban Reforestation has managed to change the face of a neighborhood of the Docklands (in ports) of the city of Melbourne , Australia.






One way to make projects of this type economically sustainable, while involving more people, is to create a market for vegetables and vegetables planted in the urban gardens themselves. They do so in the Docklands Garden: they have an organic market, where they sell the produce, and they also organize dinners to benefit (for self-financing) in which they serve foods harvested by the same community.

Next to the garden, they are developing a small-scale Sustainable Living Center with the collaboration of architects, landscapers melbourne, eco-designers, farmers and the community. The idea is to turn the space into a community center for sustainable development, where education, welfare activities, community dinners, a market and a community composting center can be offered.



Other initiatives that Urban Reforestation develops with other organizations, for the community, relate to other aspects of sustainable urban life. For example, there is a campaign  One home one tree , which offers young people to plant a tree around your home; Are also starting a center for sustainable design studies, through the experience they have obtained and the collaborators who have recruited in small-scale jobs.

The 3D arrives with force to the domestic projectors of home theater

Home cinema, that is, the ability of the viewer to watch movies in their own home with a sound and image quality, beyond the size of the screen, which have little to envy commercial theaters, is reaching levels of acceptance Growing. The leisure time shared with family or friends, and the convenience of not depending on schedules or paying an entrance, begin to be very attractive aspects.

Today’s often large TVs provide high-definition picture quality Hier entlang, and sound amplifiers, capable of delivering a multi-channel soundtrack, complete the show. But for those who miss the “cinema effect”, there is an even more interesting alternative: the projectors, the technology of which has reached a high level. With them it is possible to project video images achieving a very large screen size, and still very luminous.

Many moviegoers enjoy all this technology at home, with not too high investments. But the technique in commercial theaters also advances , and perhaps to attract more audience to theaters, film engineers never cease to innovate in areas such as image or sound. One of the new contributions that have made furor during the last times have been the films in 3D. Spectators can appreciate this effect thanks to special polarized glasses, far removed from the old colored anaglyphs.

As it could not be otherwise, the commercialization of 3D films in the domestic sector was not slow in occurring, for which it has required a new technological leap in our televisions. Many of the new mid-range and high-end devices are already equipped with everything you need to present high-quality 3D movies. But what about the lovers of the projectors?

(Photo: NEC)


3D visualization technology applied to the world of projectors has taken a little longer to be available, and often at high prices. Things, however, are already changing. A new generation of 3D-compatible projectors is reaching out to specialist retailers, and it’s becoming an option to take full account.

The 3D projector is naturally compatible with all types of image, with the addition of that new technology. Nevertheless, there are different types of equipment on the market. There are 3D Full HD, 3D HD Ready and even low cost, equipped with HDMI connections that are capable of handling the flow of data that involves three-dimensional projection. In addition, 3D projectors can be subdivided into assets and liabilities, depending on the type of glasses they use. Their prices fluctuate greatly, from little more than 300 euros to 6,000 euros or more, depending on the type of optics, output resolution, brightness, etc.

The most complete 3D projectors have a resolution of 1920 by 1200, ie compatible with Full HD, and a lighting system for LCD or DLP, capable of brightness up to 6200 lumens and a contrast ratio of 6000: 1 or better. They are equipped with interchangeable lenses and can even be connected via Wifi to computer equipment. A recent technical addition, the interface for 4K images, will surely prevail over time. They can also carry 2D to 3D image converters.

In addition to cinema, 3D projectors are ideal for displaying large format images of our computer games, looking for maximum immersion for the player, or for business and educational activities.

The projectors are not intended for continuous use for many hours and their lamps usually last between 2,000 and 4,000 hours, depending on several factors. However, during the time that we make them work, they will provide a sensation of cinematic vision incomparable. With 3D, now, we can enjoy at home the same thing that we could find in a commercial cinema. Especially if we make our own popcorn.

Colombian Arq. examples of landscape design

More and more people prefer the countryside to the city or, failing that, bring a bit of rural life to our urban life. In our daily life, often burdened by schedules, responsibilities and traffic, we value returning home and find a small green (or large, if we are lucky) where we forget the big city. That’s where comes into play garden design . Our small grounds, with a little creativity and know-how of experts in the field, can be transformed into a true personal oasis. Here we discover 8 examples of garden with an interesting landscape design melbourne

Play with the curves

Bahce Tasarim style gardens

Bahce Tasarim


This example of landscape design has to do with curves and geometry. Different curves have different functions; the road that winds right behind the guide pool owners and guests different areas of the garden, while the curved wall acts as a screen of privacy,  dividing the recreation area of the house. 

A little field

Classic style terraces DAVINCI HAUS GmbH & Co. KG

DAVINCI HAUS GmbH & amp;  Co. KG


This is a true example of how to turn our garden into a veritable hidden oasis. This space exudes serenity. With an impressive ecological swimming pool that resembles a pond, in this place one can get used to the idea that every day of our life is Sunday. With a clear division of spaces, in this garden the areas are well delimited: to sunbathe, to dine in the shade or to walk and enjoy the vegetation.

If you are interested in ecological pools you can read more about them  here .


Modern style houses by Daffonchio & Associates Architects

Daffonchio & amp;  Associates Architects


By installing a row of plants, the designer of this project seeks to continue the feeling of length modern building projects. In perpendicular to the main block of the house, the garden extends harmonic and tranquil like a real corner of peace.

The tranquility of a patio in the shade

Country-style gardens of Comoglio Architetti

Comoglio Architetti


More than a garden, we are here before a courtyard. Tucked under the arches and the shadows cast by the surrounding buildings, this court seeks verticality with vines climbing up the walls. The ponds give a calm and calm air to the space. A place to wait quietly, read a book or try to listen to the noise of the birds.

The oriental touch

Bahce Tasarim style gardens

Bahce Tasarim


The Japanese gardens are world - renowned for its relaxed atmosphere and its perfect symmetry. In this design, of clear eastern influence, the rocks have been placed there to represent the natural and mountainous landscape, while white pebbles are a representation of the sea. For practical purposes, the stone is much simpler than the grass, and its maintenance is cheaper.

If you are interested in oriental gardens, you can read this article on  how to create a Japanese garden . 

Common space

Commercial style spaces translation missing: de Aralia



The garden design is not left alone in the private sector. Also the commercial establishments, like residences or offices, can count on a space that to turn into an interesting garden, where the functionality is as important as the aesthetic. In this example, a nursing home, hence the roads are clearly delimited and there are benches where to rest every few meters. 

Tropical luxury

Aralia Modern Style Gardens



Tucked away in the middle of a wild vegetation and tropical this sofa with cushions and lamp atmosphere invites us to rest. All a tropical luxury that takes us to the other side of the Atlantic with just cross the other side of garden.

A path between plants

Bahce Tasarim style gardens

Bahce Tasarim


The garden design plays with natural and human and architectural elements. Here this road, built in wood, is clothed by leafy plants, which nevertheless know well where the limit. A path that seems to take us deep into the forest. 

Eight Things to Consider When Visiting a Chiropractor for Back Pain

It has been a long time since your back pain bothers you but you do nothing. The same goes with the neck, legs, dolls … and you, playing the role of martyr in the movie suffering in silence. Even when?

Your health is an issue that does not admit of excuses, should be a priority in your life. Many actions that are done daily, and without thinking, can be causing annoyances that, if they take advantage, could become a permanent agony.

   Bad postures and “badly made forces” are usually the main cause of these pains. However, many mistakes are made in sleeping, an action as innocent as that.

 “Sleeping face down is a big problem because in this position the head is turned to one side and this can cause the vertebrae to misalign,” explains chiropractor Nicolas Necak.

“That’s why it is important to sleep on your back or side, to avoid putting your spine in this bad posture during the night; And during the day sit upright and maintain a good posture in order to ensure a healthy spine and nervous system, “advises the chiropractor, who resolves some of the frequently asked questions as a result of this profession, which for some Colombians is little known , But that should be consulted by many.

1. Frequent motives for consultation 

Many people visit a chiropractor preventively to maintain a healthy spine and nervous system before they have pain.
However, the common problems we see in the office are headaches, migraines, back and neck pain, pain / numbness / tingling that can go down legs and arms due to a herniated disc, such as sciatica.
Chiropractic consists of accurately adjusting the segments affected by the vertebral subluxation complex to restore a normal functional state to the spine and eliminate interference on the nervous system.

2. Common abuses

The technology. Continually people are in a forward bending position, which is very damaging to the spine.
When working on a computer or sending text messages the position of the head will move forward with respect to the body, which will increase the amount of physical stress that has to assimilate the spine. This can cause the vertebrae to come out of their normal alignment and put pressure on the nervous system, which, over time, can result in health problems.

3. Signs to be alert 

People should visit the chiropractor on a regular basis and take care of their spine continuously throughout their life, as well as any other aspect of the body. Like many diseases, vertebral damage shows no symptoms until the problem is in its final stages. Upon receiving monthly vertebral checkups as part of spinal hygiene prevention care, a person will take an important step to avoid avoidable vertebral damage. If you feel pain, discomfort or stiffness, this can mean that the problems are already accumulating and that a chiropractic vertebral examination is the most advisable.

4. It is advisable:

Be aware. Be careful with posture, make sure that while standing or sitting your ears are aligned with your shoulders and hips and not leaning forward.
If you sit at work for long periods, be sure to take an active break every 20 minutes and stretch.
Do not sleep on your stomach, turn it face up or sideways to avoid bending your spine at night.
Adopt a lifestyle of spinal hygiene and care of your spine preventively, with regular vertebral checkups of a chiropractor.

5. When is it not highly recommended?

Although chiropractic care has many techniques that can be used in many diverse cases of vertebral problems, if you have a fractured vertebra due to a serious accident, a vertebral infection or cancer in the vertebra, the treatment may not be advisable in these cases . It is important to visit a professionally trained chiropractor, to ensure that you are getting the proper technique for your specific case.

6. How to choose the best?

 It is vital to make sure the chiropractor has earned a diploma from an accredited chiropractic institution. In Colombia chiropractic is very new. Trained chiropractors in the United States and Canada have been taught at a Chiropractic Doctorate level of 4,500 hours of education in anatomy, physiology, neurology, diagnosis, orthopedics, radiology, pathology, etc., as well as one year of residency Of clinical practice supervised by a university professor.

7. At what age to visit the chiropractor?

It is for all ages since childbirth, falls, accidents, stress and poor postures cause subluxations. Remember that it is not a technique, it is a profession and there are many techniques that can be used according to the condition of your spine. Among these techniques are the manual technique, that of the activator, which is a specialized instrument that can be used in children or in elderly people with osteoporosis, or the Thompson technique, which involves a chiropractic stretcher that helps in the adjustment.

8. What to expect?

On your first visit, the chiropractor will want to review your history and ask you a series of questions to better understand your problem. Then, you will review your vertebra column by vertebra in search of vertebral subluxations. Vertebral subluxation occurs when a vertebra in the spine is out of alignment and puts pressure on the nerve. As a result, this can block the transmission of the nerve impulse, such as a short circuit that affects how your brain and body communicate, causing damage and health problems. At a regular visit, you will review your spine to check your progress and then move on to adjust your subluxations.