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Category Archives: Beauty

Perfect Tan Safely

Shop the right sunscreen

There are numerous sunscreen products available out there in form of lotion, gel, and spray. You need to choose your sunblock smartly to ensure effective sun protection. Sunscreen with SPF30 filters 97% of UVB rays, while products with SPF50 filter 98% of UVB rays. For dark Indian skin, SPF15 makes a right choice. In addition to SPF value, look for the phrase ‘broad-spectrum’ while selecting your sunscreen product. We highly recommend Day-Light Protection Sun Screen SPF 50 by Neogen Dermalogy and Sun Protection Eye Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 34 Sunscreen by Shiseido.

Don’t over do

You need not spend hours and hours at a poolside or at a beach to get that dark brown tan. Consistent exposure to the sun in peak hours, mostly between 10 am and 4 pm, can damage your skin and dehydrate your body. You should not spend more than 2-3 hours in the sun. Restricting your tanning time will help you get a beautiful tan without raising the risk of UV damage.

Get even tan

While out in the sun, make sure you turn your body at every 15-30 minutes or keep moving around so as to get even tanning all over your body. You certainly don’t want to have multiple colors on your body. Have an umbrella with you all the time so you can seek some shade whenever needed. Take breaks in between to avoid the risk of sunburns and get the longer lasting suntan.

Always wear summer accessories

Carry your sunglasses, hat, and umbrella to protect your delicate body parts from the harmful effects of UV rays. And make sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Hair Always Oily

Some of the problems that could be causing over oily hair, other than over washing, might be hormonal, too much oily food, shampoos with sulfates, and or not rinsing well. Fortunately, it’s a problem that’s correctable.

Believe it or not, Americans wash their hair nearly 5 times per week on average, when several generations ago, it was normal to wash hair on average just once a month! We are washing our hair way too often thinking we are helping to condition our hair. Personally, I shampoo about every four or five days. If you are a daily washer, try to work up to that. The correct amount of oil secretion on your scalp should balance over time. Another option is to use dry shampoos in between washings. Typically baking soda based, they can freshen your hair and scalp at a fraction of the cost of shampoo, cut down on the excessive packaging waste of shampoo bottles and decrease water usage, too. This, ultimately, will help your hair and your scalp, and your pocketbook.

Blow drying your hair every time you wash it can over dry your hair and make it frizzy and brittle. I always air dry my hair and I highly recommend this to maintain the integrity of your hair. Limit the amount of hair product use, too. Often I apply a leave-in conditioner because this keeps my hair protected from the elements. That’s the only product I use on my hair after shampooing.

How you brush your hair is important, too. Be very gentle when brushing your hair by starting at the ends and brushing a bit higher with each stroke until you reach the roots. This way you limit breakage and over pulling on your hair.

You can Costume Contact Lenses

There are many costume lenses on the market; the most popular brands are Crazy Lenses, by Cooper Vision, and Wild Eyes, by CibaVision. Both Crazy Lenses and WildEyes offer bright, exciting designs. Their lenses are also comfortable and affordable.

If you type “costume contact lenses” into a Google or Yahoo search, many different collections will show up. Some of them offer a great look for a reasonable price. However, you should always bear in mind that most paints are toxic; so some of the lenses on offer might seem beautiful, but the could also irritate your eyes. It is always best to go with costume contacts produced by major contact lens manufacturers.

And for a particularly magnificent effect, you can get scleral contacts. Unlike ordinary color contact lenses, sclerals cover not only the colored part of your eye, but the entire visible portion of your eye. Sclerals create a knock-out effect. The only draw back with scleral contacts is that they are awfully expensive.

You can also get custom-made costume lenses. This way, you can be sure that nobody would have eyes like yours, and you can have any design imaginable.

You can see pictures and reviews of different costume contact lens collections at www.1-contact-lenses-consumer-guide.com/costume-contact-lenses.html

Do I need a prescription for costume contact lenses?

Most brand name costume contacts come in Plano (no vision correction) as well as with corrective powers. And whether or not you need visual correction, you should ask your eye doctor to fit costume lenses for you. Even if you have perfect vision, it is best to see an optometrist first.

Can I see while wearing theatrical contacts?

Yes, you can. Even though the lens is completely opaque, its center is clear so you can see. The only exceptions are white-out contacts, which create the effect of blind eyes. In this case, the entire lens is fully opaque so, unless you want to find out how it is to be blind, you should wear a white-out contact lens in one eye only.

Are costume contacts safe?

There are many FDA warnings about the dangers of costume lenses, although the lenses themselves are usually not to blame. Unfortunately, some people wear their costume contacts for several days straight, or put them in without washing their hands first, or swap the lenses with their friends, and then blame the theatrical contacts when they get an eye infection.

The truth is that if you get reputable brand name costume lenses and take proper care of them, costume contacts are as safe as any other type of contact lens.

Here are 5 simple rules, to keep costume contact lenses safe:

  • Don’t wear your costume contacts for longer than a few hours
  • Don’t swap them with other people
  • Order your lenses from your doctor’s office or a reputable online retailer. Contacts sold in costume shops or flea markets might be of questionable quality
  • Have an optometrist fit you with theatrical contacts
  • Clean your costume lenses properly

How do I take care of my costume lenses?

Novelty contact lenses don’t require any special care; you simply treat them the same way as you would treat any contact lenses.

All you need is a multi-purpose solution and a contact lens case, which you can get in any chemist shop. Rinse your lenses in the solution before inserting them in your eyes, and don’t forget to wash your hands before handling the lenses.

When you’re not using your costume lenses, keep them in the solution, in their case. It is recommended that you change the solution at least once a week, if you don’t use them for long periods of time. But who would bother? If you have to wear contacts that have spent a month or so in their case, just give them a double rinse in fresh solution.

Get Glowing Hands

  • Just as our face needs proper cleaning and scrubbing, our hands too need proper care every day. Dead skin cells camouflage the natural skin tone of hands and need a regular scrubbing routine to get rid of these dead cells. A mild cleanser or a body wash is an excellent product to rub the skin while bathing. Once the hands are cleaned off the superior dirt, make sure to scrub it with either a homemade preparation or a market bought scrub. Do this at least thrice a week to reveal soft and glowing hands.
  • Using ordinary soap laden with harsh chemicals to wash hands is not sufficient. Regular washing with harsh chemicals may strip of the hands of its natural oil content. Instead, opt for a mild hand cleanser that cleans gently without making your hands dry.
  • Using a fairness pack on hands would yield soft and lightened hand complexion. Fairness packs can be made easily with ingredients available at home.
  • Moisturising is an important aspect of skincare. Dry hands hamper the complexion of the skin. Make sure your hands are always moisturized with a mild moisturizer every night before retiring to the bed.
  • Sunscreen is as important to the hands as it is to the face. Use a sunscreen with SPF 15 or more on the hands. This will retain the skin tone of your hands and would not cause them to burn in the sun.
  • Waxing is a great way to remove the accumulated dead skin on the hands. It not only removed unwanted hair but also reveals a fresher skin tone. Always opt for mild waxing ingredients such as wax strips treated with Aloe Vera or sugar and honey wax. Though hair removal creams also work well, they may darken the skin with prolonged use.
  • Like it is important to remove makeup from the face, it is imperative to remove makeup from the hands too. Use a mild makeup removing cream or baby oil to remove any traces of foundation before hitting the sack.

Home treatments for fairer hands

  • Make a scrub of lemon and sugar and rub on the hands till all the sugar granules melt. The sugar granules should not be very fine. Scrub for 10-15minutes and wash off with cold water.
  • A pack of milk, lemon and cucumber are great to lighten the skin tone of hands. Take 2tsp raw or unboiled milk, 1tsp lemon juice and 2 tsp cucumber juice. Massage the hands with this mixture and leave for 10 minutes before washing off with cold water.
  • Turmeric is known to lighten the complexion and make skin glow. Make a pack of sandalwood and turmeric powder and rub on your hands. Leave for 15 minutes and then soak your hands in cold water. Rub your hands while removing the pack.
  • Papaya is a great ingredient to give a wrinkle free flawless skin. Make a paste of green papaya and rub on the hands for 15minutes.Wipe off hands with a damp warm hotel. This treatment will give instantly fair looking hands.
  • Oatmeal, tomato, and yogurt make for a quick skin lightening pack. Oatmeal helps in scrubbing off dead skin while yogurt moisturizes the skin. Tomato juice helps in lightening the complexion. Make a paste of all three-2tbs each and rub on the skin. Leave on for 15 minutes and wash off with cold water.
  • Honey and lemon juice work wonders to give lightened skin tone. Make a mixture of 2tbsp milk powder with 1 tbsp honey and 1tbsp lemon juice. Apply on the hands and leave for 15-20minutes. Clean the pack with a warm damp cloth.
  • Potatoes are found in every household. Potato juice helps in lightening the skin tone, thus giving it a fairer look. Peel a potato ad cut thin slices. Rub the potato slices on the hands, concentrating on darkened areas. Leave the juice for 15 minutes and wash off with cold water. Everyday use gives excellent results.

Improve Skin Elasticity

Your skin has two distinct layers called the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is on the surface and contains the pigment, epidermal cells, and proteins. The dermis is the layer located underneath the epidermis and contains the dermal cells, blood vessels and nerves, hair follicles, and oil glands plus it is responsible for providing the nutrients for the epidermal layer. It also contains the connective tissue as well as our skin’s collagen.

Although it is located beneath the epidermal layer, it is changes in the dermal layer that cause the outer skin to wrinkle and loose elasticity as we age. As we grow older, the amount of fat found in our lower layer of skin decreases, our glands produce less oil, and collagen and elastin fibers loose their elasticity. The natural process of cell reproduction in the dermal layer also decreases as we grow older, resulting in a slower rejuvenation of our skin cells. So, now that we know just why this happens let’s talk about the part that is more important to those of us suffering from this affliction, the solution.

Although there is no actual magic pill designed to stop this natural aging process, there are options available to slow down and, in some cases, reverse the signs of aging skin. Of course, surgery is always an option and a face lift can take years off your appearance. However, it is a major procedure and recovery is long and can be quite painful. If this is an option you would consider, make sure to do your research and only go to a board certified plastic surgeon with a well established reputation.

For those looking for a less invasive route, there are a variety of products on the market today that offer an easier and less painful solution, though with less dramatic results. Many of these products contain ingredients like copper, Ginseng, elastin, collagen, and HGH (human growth hormone). These are all ingredients that have been proven to have some level of rejuvenating effects on the skin and its elasticity. Most products are geared toward sensitive skin and are generally to be allergy-free.

Proper Care of Sensitive Skin

The market is full of creams that are designed specifically for the sensitive skin type. Make certain to include a sunscreen above SPF 15 in your daily routine. The outer cell layer should be protected and cleansed thoroughly so that the pores do not get clogged.

Your complexion can get dull if you don’t get rid of the dirt or oil clogged up on the skin. A Massaging Bar for Bath can be used to exfoliate the whole body, once in a while, so that your body gets the attention that it deserves.

This skin type should be cleansed with lukewarm water to open up the pores and for an effective cleanse. Other than that, pay close attention to your moisturizing routine. Maintaining the condition of the skin cells can give you a hard time, but with the help of the right creams and lotions, you can eliminate the issue. Just to be safe, you can even order samples of the products that you want to use.

Reverse the condition of your skin by keeping track of your skin care routine. It is better for you to stick to one brand rather than switching. An ultra-lite oil free moisturizer also works like magic for the people with sensitive skin. A gentle foaming cleanser can be used to ensure that the external layer of your face is free from acne-producing bacteria, and other oils, etc. The formation of wrinkles is also prevented the moment you make use of a quality moisturizer, as it maintains the elasticity of your skin.

Revitalize the health of the skin by searching for a Holy Grail product. Don’t believe anyone else’s opinion when it comes to cleansing, because not everyone can experience the similar results. You should prefer the things that contain organic or herbal ingredients, or are composed of the Vitamins A, C, and E, so that your face and skin stays healthy and glowing. After you are done performing a proper cleanse routine, don’t forget to rinse thoroughly and follow up with moisturizer.

Advantages Using Night Cream

  1. It moisturizes dry areas of your face and ensures your skin remains hydrated.
  2. It gives your face even complexion and enhanced texture
  3. It fights signs of aging skin. The fine lines and wrinkles on your face will be largely reduced. Your face will look younger over regular usage.
  4. It replenishes the elasticity in your skin
  5. It nourishes your skin and renew damaged cells
  6. Your skin gets softer
  7. It improves blood circulation in skin cells
  8. It relaxes the skin
  9. It increases the collagen level in your facial skin
  10. It helps fight sagging skin

Choose a Night Cream

Selecting the right product that suits your skin tone is crucial. Below are a few selection tips:

  • When choosing a night cream for yourself, ensure that the cream is not too thick.
  • A thick nighttime cream clogs your skin pores. It becomes difficult for your skin to breathe.
  • Whenever you choose a night cream, ensure it is fragrance-free and is also hypoallergenic

How to Use

  • Cleanse your face properly before you applying.
  • Now, take a pea-sized amount of the cream and make dots all over the face using a finger.
  • Next, blend the cream gently. Give your face a massage so the skin can absorb the cream properly.

Don’t apply it on eyelids or else it can cause burning or irritation in eyes.

Here are some of our recommendations:

  • L’Oreal Advanced RevitaLift Night Cream For Anti Wrinkle
  • L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Day/Night Cream Moisturizer
  • Neutrogena Naturals Nourishing Night Cream Multi-Vitamin

 

Tips Bronze Your Face

• Choosing the Products:

Since the bronzing product has to be something that you can comfortably apply and carry, you need to test first that whether if you are comfortable with the powder one or the liquid one. If you are contented with the powder bronzer, then you can opt for the bareMinerals Bronzer – The Skinny Dip. Make sure to purchase the one that is two tones darker than your skin tone.

• The Blending:

A good angled brush allows you to blend all of the product onto your skin flawlessly. However, you should know that once you get the product onto the brush, make certain to tap it onto the powder palette to remove the excess. After applying it onto the cheekbones, you have to blend it upwards with a Kabuki brush or any other blending brush. Do not leave any harsh lines during the blending process so that the bronzing looks natural.

• The Right Method:

The chiseled look it gives your face solely depends on how you blend the product. Make sure to put it only onto the line that starting from the cheekbone from the upper side of your ear till the outer corner of your mouth. Similarly, form a shade on your forehead, by blending it into your hairline so that your forehead seems smaller, and it allows you to highlight the center of the head. Use very light strokes when you are forming a structure of the product so that you can merge it flawlessly later with a flat-topped brush.

The basic goal of a contoured or bronzed look is to give the face a three dimensional look, which makes the face look slim as ever, so that your features become prominent. Furthermore, in order to contour according to the shape of your face, you need to determine your face shape first so that you know the high points of your face.

Fake a Tan

First, take a shower or bath and exfoliate your skin. Pay special attention to your elbows, knees and any other rough spots. These areas will soak up the self tanning lotion and turn darker so you need to get rid of any dead skin.

Pat yourself dry and pin your hair up. Apply regular body or hand lotion to the dry spots you exfoliated. Allow yourself several minutes to completely dry.

You may choose to wear thin gloves to put on the self tanning lotion and avoid getting it on your hands, but applying it with your bare hands will probably result in a more even application. It’s your choice.

Start applying the lotion from the bottom – up, bracing your foot on a chair or stool. Rub in lightly, you can always go back later and apply a second time.

Don’t forget the areas that would tan naturally in the sun, the back of your legs, knees, arms, and neck. When applying to your face, remember to smooth it on your eyelids and into your hairline — avoiding your eyes and hair. For people with sensitive skin, there are self tanning lotions formulated specifically for your face and will result in a more natural look.

If you will be wearing your hair up, don’t forget to apply the self tanner on the back of your neck, and behind your ears to look more natural.

When you’re finished, wash your hands thoroughly if you chose not to wear gloves, so your palms don’t turn an unnatural color. Use a hand towel to dry them completely.

Before the lotion dries, it’s more likely to tan what you’re wearing too, so let yourself dry and put on some loose clothing. If you’re going to be sitting on a cloth chair or couch, sit on a towel to avoid staining.

For a deep, dark tan before a special occasion, apply self tanning lotion before bed, and again in the morning. Before you go out, check yourself in the mirror for any streaks and correct them with a damp paper towel. Apply bronzing powder to your face and shoulders for a finishing touch, and hit the town!

Pine Pollen

Magnificence

The item is not just perfect for men, it’s likewise perfect for women. Specialists have discovered that the pollen bolsters elastin and collagen. To exploit this, you ought to apply it remotely on your skin. You can likewise take it inside where you get the opportunity to profit by the vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and cancer prevention agents that it has.

Hotbed of Amino Acids, Vitamins, and Minerals

Pine pollen is an entire protein source as it has the majority of the basic amino acids and many others. Some of these amino acids include: Alanine, Arginine, Asparic corrosive, Histidine, Serine, Proline, Phenylalanine, Leucine, threonine and many others. It likewise contains a lot of vitamins, such as, vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6 B9, beta carotene, and many others. With regards to minerals, it contains magnesium, potassium, calcium, manganese, selenium and many follow components.

Step by Step Instructions to Take Pine Pollen

There is a lot of data on the most proficient method to take the pollen. A few people exhort that you put the pollen under your tongue with the goal that it gets ingested straightforwardly into your framework. While this technique is compelling, specialists have reported that it places you in extraordinary risk of creating tumor of the stomach related framework. As per researchers, the most ideal method for taking the pollen is weakening it in maybe some water and drinking it. Along these lines you don’t put a ton of weight on your tongue and still get a portion of the pollen consumed specifically into your body without experiencing the stomach related framework.

About Pollen

Pollen is a fine to coarse substance containing pollen grains which are male macrogametophytes of seed plants, which deliver male gametes (sperm cells). Pollen grains have a hard coat made of sporopollenin that ensures the gametophytes amid the procedure of their development from the stamens to the pistil of blooming plants or from the male cone to the female cone of coniferous plants. In the event that pollen arrives on a good pistil or female cone, it sprouts, delivering a pollen tube that exchanges the sperm to the ovule containing the female gametophyte. Singular pollen grains are sufficiently little to oblige amplification to see detail. The investigation of pollen is called palynology and is exceedingly helpful in paleoecology, fossil science, prehistoric studies, and crime scene investigation.