Monthly Archives: April 2017

DealDash Helps: Treat a Sunburn

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Everyone has had a sunburn at some point. Here are some tips and tricks to help you heal your skin, from DealDash.

The bright summer sun, tanning beds, or any other source of ultraviolet light can cause a sunburn. Prevention is much better than aftercare, of course, but sometimes you just can’t avoid a sunburn. Sadly once you get a bad sunburn the skin damage is permanent, but there are treatments to heal your sore skin, prevent infection, and reduce pain. Here are some of the best treatments available, from DealDash.

Home Remedies

If you have a mild sunburn there’s no need for a trip to the doctor or any harsh chemicals. If you have a mild sunburn it’s very easy to treat at home. No matter which treatment you use on your skin you can take a nice cool shower beforehand to soothe your skin. Just be sure not to rub the skin when you get out – just pat gently with a towel to dry.

Aloe is great for healing any burn, either sunburn or a cooking burn. You can use aloe from an aloe plant or 100% aloe gel from the store. Just apply multiple times per day to your burn.

You can also try tea bags. Yes, like the kind you make a drink from! You can brew up a few tea bags, and when the water has cooled you can soak a clean cloth in the tea and apply it to your burns. Alternately, you can drink the tea and apply the tea bags to your burn instead. Don’t wash it off, just let it dry and leave it overnight. Be aware that tea can stain light-colored clothing and sheets.

Medical Intervention

If your burn is more serious you might want to think about going to see your doctor or going to a walk-in clinic. Your doctor will most likely tell you to get an over-the-counter (OTC) medication such as Ibuprofen or aspirin. These medications can lessen the pain and can also reduce inflammation.

Your doctor also might suggest getting an OTC pain-relieving spray. Sprays that contain benzocaine, lidocaine, or pramoxine have a numbing effect that may help with the pain. However, please don’t use these sprays or medications on small children. Always consult a doctor if your child has a sunburn that is very red and painful.

Prevention

Prevention is better than trying to cure after the fact. Always wear a sunblock in the summer when you’re going out. Be sure that it’s at least SPF 30, and if you are planning on being outdoors for an extended amount of time then you will need to re-apply every few hours. Bring it with you or keep an extra bottle in the car. Your skin will thank you.

Thanks for Reading

Finally, thanks a ton for reading the newest DealDash article on sunburns. Be sure to come back every day for new articles on this blog as well as on our sister blog, DealDash Tips. If you have any requests for specific articles, please write a comment down below.

DealDash has hats and umbrellas for sun protection. Go check DealDash for things that you need for your family. DealDash has everything that you need. Visit DealDash today to see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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This blog was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Helps: Childhood Nighttime Fears

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Being afraid of the dark can be really scary for kids. Let DealDash give you some tips and suggestions to help.

Being afraid of the dark is a very common and normal fear for children to have. As a mom or dad, it’s important that you help them work through their fears and feel better about the situation. You have to show your child that they are safe in the dark. Try to help your children feel comfortable when they are alone at night in the dark. With your help sleeping in the dark will seem less scary. Here are some ideas from DealDash.

Reassure Them at Night

When your child calls to you at night be sure to go reassure them. Otherwise, they will just get more and more worked up. This is really a very important thing that you need to help your children with. It’s just a short part of your child’s life, though it might seem very long in those wee hours of the night. Ask them how you can help them, what they need for you to feel safe and secure.

Get a Nightlight

Some parents don’t want to give their child a nightlight because they don’t want them to become dependent on it. However, as I said above, this is really just a short phase in your child’s life. Soon enough they won’t want a “babyish” night light to keep them company at night. In my personal experience, my 5-year-old still sleeps with a nightlight but my 9-year-old doesn’t. Even if they need a nightlight for a longer period of time, it’s really not a big deal. If it makes them feel safe and secure, let them have it.

Be Confident and Loving

Try not to be upset when your child is afraid of the dark at night. Be sure to give them plenty of hugs and reassurance that they are safe. Tell them that they will always be safe at home, and that’s true whether it’s daytime or nighttime.

Create a Bedtime Routine

Everything is better when it’s more familiar. No matter what you’d like to be your routine, just stick with it. Many people go with a bath, a story, a song…Whatever makes them feeling safe and comfortable is best. Be sure that you stick with it, even on the weekends.

Many people let their kids stay up later on the weekends and get up later. As a result, their schedules get thrown off and chaos ensues. Kids love familiarity and structure – no matter how much they try to fight it. Remember, keep the kids to a schedule and everyone will be better off!

Thanks for Reading

Finally, thanks so much for reading this new DealDash article on helping children. Don’t forget to check back here every day for new articles as well as on our sister blog, DealDash Tips. If you have any requests for specific articles, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Need a new nightlight or toy? Go check DealDash for kids, baby stuff, and more. DealDash has all of the items that you need. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone! dealdash

This blog was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Knows About Sunblock

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Now that Spring is here it’s time to step up your sunblock regimen. Here are some tips from DealDash.

It’s important to wear sunblock year round, but most people don’t take as much care in the winter. Now that Spring is here it’s very important to start wearing sunblock daily if you leave the house. The sun’s rays are brightest in the hours around Noon, but you should be applying sunblock before you leave in the morning, and re-applying every few hours if you are going to be outdoors.

What’s SPF?

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and is very important to think about in the Spring and the Summer, especially. It’s a little tricky to figure out exactly what SPF you need, and how often to re-apply. Here is what the folks at Badger Balm have to say:

SPF, or Sun Protection Factor,is a measure of how well a sunscreen will protect skin from UVB rays, the kind of radiation that causes sunburn, damages skin, and can contribute to skin cancer.

  • If your skin would normally burn after 10 minutes in the sun, applying an SPF 15 sunscreen would allow you to stay in the sun without burning for approximately 150 minutes (a factor of 15 times longer). This is a rough estimate that depends on skin type, intensity of sunlight and amount of sunscreen used. SPF is actually a measure of protection from amount of UVB exposure and it is not meant to help you determine duration of exposure.
  • For best protection, experts recommend using a minimum SPF sunscreen of 15, applying the proper amount (2mg/cm2 of skin, or about one ounce for full body coverage), and reapplying every 2 hours.

As a very pale person, myself, I apply 30 SPF every day if I plan on leaving the house. If I plan on being outdoors for an extended period of time I apply 50 SPF.

What About Really Sunny Days?

On super sunny days when I know I’m going to be outdoors I always wear a hat! Not only that, I apply my cream sunblock in the morning and I bring along a spray on sunblock. This is especially important to remember if you have children. Little children have very sensitive skin and should be protected from the sun’s rays at all times. You wouldn’t want to damage their skin accidentally.

Does the Brand Matter?

Nope! The generic brand is just as effective as the more expensive name brand. Some of the name brands might have a few added benefits such as a nicer smell or be more moisturizing, but the sun protection is the same.

Thanks for Reading

Finally, thanks a ton for reading the newest DealDash article on sun protection. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles on this blog as well as on our sister blog, DealDash Tips. If you have any requests for specific articles, please write a comment down below.

DealDash has hats and umbrellas for sun protection. Go check DealDash for things that you need for your family. DealDash has all of the items that you need. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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This blog was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Encourages Positivity

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Everyone can agree that being positive is a good thing. However, sometimes it’s easier said than done. Here are some tips and ideas from DealDash.

How are you doing today? That’s a very common question that many people from your family and friends to the cashier at the store ask you on a daily basis. You probably answer “Fine, thanks.” but wouldn’t you prefer to say “I’m doing great!” and really mean it? Here are some things that you can do to help get yourself in a more positive frame of mind.

Fake It Til You Make It

Not everyone wakes up feeling awesome, many people have a backache, are still tired, or have a headache when they wake up. Try to put those things aside, and think of the positives every morning. You can probably think of a few things, maybe family, friends, pets, or maybe what you’re planning on having for breakfast. Focus on the positive, and put a smile on your face, even if you aren’t really feeling it. It’ll make you feel a little better!

Eat A Healthy Breakfast

It seems like the people who are the grumpiest and unhappiest in the morning are those people that don’t eat breakfast. Let’s face it, you were just asleep for 7+ hours, your body needs some nourishment, even if it’s just a piece of toast and some juice. It’s hard to go about your day with a positive attitude when you feel like you’re starving.

Spend Time With Positive People

Don’t hang out with those Gloomy Gusses and Debbie Downers! Find a group of people to spend time with that shares your positive outlook on life. I’ve found that the happiest and most positive people are those that have a hobby or activity that they love. So check out some meet-up groups in your area for your favorite hobby, pastime, sport, or activity. I bet you’ll find some positive like-minded people there that you can have fun with and enjoy their company.

Look On The Bright Side

Lots of things happen in daily life that leaves you with a decision – are you going to look at them positively or negatively? For example, maybe you had a lunch date with a friend and she had to cancel. You have two choices: A – Sulk around about it and not go, or B – Go anyway and enjoy yourself. You should definitely pick B! If you don’t want to go by yourself, then ask another friend, co-worker, or family member to join you. Always look on the bright side, why not?

Thanks for Reading

Finally, thanks so much for reading this new DealDash article on being positive. Don’t forget to check back here every day for new articles as well as on our sister blog, DealDash Tips. If you have any requests for specific articles, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Want to pamper yourself? Go check DealDash for art, candles, fountains, and more. DealDash has all of the items that you need. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone! dealdash

This blog was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Beautifies Your Lawn for Spring

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April showers bring May flowers. Have you gotten your yard set up for Spring? Let DealDash help.

There are many facets to getting your yard set up for Spring. There are flowers and veggies to be planted, hoses and sprinklers to be arranged, lawn furniture to be hosed off, and many other tasks. Let DealDash help you figure it all out.

Get Those Plants Planted

If you’re a fan of gardening then you know that it’s just about time to get everything in the ground, depending on where you live. It’s an excellent time to re-seed any patchy parts of your lawn, pull out any dead plants and bushes and re-plant, and so on.

Those fruits and veggies aren’t going to plant themselves, either! Get your seeds or seedlings ready and get out there. It’s very rainy here in the North East, but as they say, April showers bring May flowers. I’ll stick a handy last frost date chart down below. Most of the US is now frost-free, but be sure to check your zone.

About.com offers a really good chart with expected last frost dates and a zip code/zone lookup system to find out when you should start your seeds:

Check it out! USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Lookup

Last Expected Frost Dates by Zone

  1. Zone 1: June1 – June 30
  2. Zone 2: May 1 – May 31
  3. Zone 3: May 1 – May31
  4. Zone 4: ;May 1 – May31
  5. Zone 5: March 30 – April30
  6. Zone 6: March 30 – April30
  7. Zone 7: March 30 – April30
  8. Zone 8: February 28 – March 30
  9. Zone 9: January 30 – February 28
  10. Zone 10: January 1 – January 31
  11. Zone 11: Frost Free Year Round

Get Your Mower and Tools Into Shape

If you need to do any repairs on your mower or weed wacker, now is the time. Gas those babies up and get them clean and ready to work for you. Clean off your hand tools for gardening, your shovels, and any other tools you might need to take care of your lawn and garden this summer.

Get Out Your Hoses and Use Them

Have your hoses been collecting dust in the shed or the garage? Turn on your water supply to your outside spigots and set up those hoses and sprinklers. While you’re at it, be sure to hose off all of your outdoor furniture, your deck, your shed, and anything else that got grungy during the winter.

Purchase New Summer Items

Now is the time to be bidding on, winning, or BINning (Buy It Now) lawn and garden items! Do you need a new mower or weed wacker? How about a new power washer or even a new grill? DealDash has all of these items and more. Why would you bother to drag yourself to the big box store and haul those items home when you can just get them on DealDash and receive free shipping? It’s win-win!

Thanks for Reading

Finally, thanks a bunch for reading the newest DealDash article on lawn and garden items. Don’t forget to check back daily for new articles here are well as on our sister blog, DealDash Tips. If you have any requests for specific articles, please do share a comment down below.

DealDash can help you save money. Go check DealDash for things that you need for your lawn. DealDash has all of the items that you need. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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This blog was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.