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Home Facial Treatment

The first step is to cleanse your face. How you do this is really a matter of choice, and sometimes, budget. There are literally hundreds of facial cleansers on the market, for every type of skin, but the prices can get quite steep. If you’re going to invest in a commercial cleanser, do some surfing for reports from magazines like “In Style”, which do surveys and performance comparisons of the leading sellers. Otherwise, go with a basic soap that does not dry and tighten the skin. Many women choose organic soaps that contain goats’ milk, which is less drying, and honey, which can help to retain moisture.

Next, you’ll need to apply an exfoliating scrub specifically for the face, and your skin type. Exfoliating the skin removes dead cells, opening up black heads, bringing natural oils to the surface, and allowing oxygen to reach the new skin. Depending on your skin type, you may need to exfoliate once a week for dry skin, twice for combination oily/normal, or three times for oily.

After you have rinsed off the

Knowing Skin Type

Finding the right products can be a constant struggle. Many offer quick fixes or cures for skin conditions. Most experts agree that a skin care solution regimen includes several basic steps. Cleaning your skin is an important first step to healthy skin. Finding a cleanser that fits your skin type is best. Toners are a more aggressive product while astringents are the strongest of all these types of products.

Moisturizing your skin is the third step in a skin care solution. Chilling your moisturizer in warm weather and warming the moisturizer in cool weather helps your skin to absorb the moisture more readily.

Another important part of a skin care solution is protecting your skin in extremely hot or cold climates. Extended sun exposure can lead to serious skin problems. A skin care solution can help ease the symptoms of various skin conditions. Dry skin, a common skin condition, can be caused by many factors. Dry skin can affect the entire body. Dry skin can be mild, moderate, or severe.

Finding the Right Products Will Help You Develop

Create Sultry Smoky Eyes

What you need to get started:

Eye Primer

Loose powder

Dark Eyeshadow

Medium – grey eyeshadow

Black Mascara

Magic Lash Eyelash Enhancer

Now the idea is to be able have smoky eyes, yet not look so much like you forgot to take your eye makeup
off last night. Even though, that has been known as a turn on for a quite lot of men makes them wonder what you been up. To start creating the look you must have a base for it. This helps to keep the color in one place. Smooth on a eyeshadow primer, some say foundation is good to use as long as its color doesn’t take away from what you are
trying to achieve. Now pat on loose powder setting the base. The real secret to the smoky look is in the color eyeshadow you use.

Tips: If your eyes are blue and you’re blond, then go for greens
instead, the darker the better. If your eyes are green then go for blues again the darkest

Contact Lens Cases

Caring for your contact lens and the contact lens case correctly is critical to maintaining the ongoing health of your eyes. By improperly cleaning your contact lens case, you are allowing harmful bacteria to build up on your contact lens. Given time, this buildup will begin to irritate your eyes. If left uncorrected, this can seriously damage your visual health.

To avoid this, simply cleanse your contact lens case according to the instruction given by the manufacturer. This will usually include rinsing the case out at regular intervals with a specified cleansing solution or using very hot tap water and then letting the case air dry.

Remember to only use commercial cleansing solutions recommended by your eye care practitioner. Homemade remedies fail to properly destroy the bacteria that are found in contact lenses (and accessories). One of the most destructive known eye infections comes from an ameba named Acanthamoeba. It enters the eye through failure to properly cleanse, handle, and store contact lenses and cases.

In addition to proper cleansing/disinfecting the contact lens case, most eye care practitioners recommend discarding your case every month or every three to four months. Although this may seem like

Tooth Whitening

The least expensive and most popular cosmetic procedure is teeth whitening. Teeth whitening can be very effective in brightening stained teeth. There are essentially two techniques for whitening teeth. The first technique requires involves two office appointments [home whitening]. Impressions of your teeth are taken during your first appointment; these are used to fabricate custom trays that will hold the whitening gel in contact with your teeth. On your second appointment you return to pick up your custom trays and the whitening gel. Once dispensed, the patient applies the whitening gel at home as prescribed by the dentist.

The second technique is performed in little over an hour in the office with BriteSmiles’ patented teeth whitening procedure [in office whitening]. This procedure utilizes a light activated gel, which erases years of staining in just over an hour’s time. With the BriteSmile procedure it is not unusual to see patients whiten their teeth by as much as ten shades, the results are amazing!

Although teeth whitening will brighten your smile, the procedure does not address cosmetic issues such as gaps, crooked teeth, and tooth length.

Direct bonding is the placement of tooth colored material directly on

Protect Barrier Function of Skin

One thing is certain! Any modification in the skin barrier’s equilibrium may trigger different skin conditions such a dryness, itchiness or dermatitis.

Preservation of the qualities of the skin barrier became a necessity these days when we encounter so many pollution sources around us.In order to maintain a healthy and active skin barrier you should moisturize your skin on a daily basis.There are many important qualities that a moisturizer has to achieve in order to protect the skin barrier.

One of the important qualities of a moisturizer is to bring moisture and keep it there. For this purpose every moisturizer has to contain humectants, preferable natural, such as vegetable glycerin. The glycerin can attract water and trigger the elasticity of the skin.

Fatty acids on the other hand, have a major role in retaining the moisture in. However, a high concentration of fatty acids without any humectant in a skin care formulation increases the sensitivity of the skin barrier to different chemicals. For example sodium lauryl sulfate, one of the major ingredient in synthetic cleansers can easily penetrate the skin barrier in the above conditions, leading to cell damage. To strengthen the barrier function

Choose Cologne

If you did choose your perfume or cologne based on the “sniff test” that you performed in the store on a variety of fragrances for sale, you may be surprised to learn that colognes and perfumes actually have three distinct scents. It is likely that you chose your fragrance based only on the first scent!

The initial sent is a sharp scent meant to be fresh and attention-getting. It is the first thing you smell within moments of applying your fragrance.

After a few moments, when the initial scent has evaporated, the main scent comes through. You probably don’t realize it because you are wearing it, but within 10 minutes to an hour of applying your perfume or cologne, the fragrance’s scent smooths out from the initial sharpness from the first sent and it this “heart” scent tends to give the biggest impression.

After the main scent, or “heart” scent, has evaporated, the remaining scent is called the base note. This third scent is a subtle, lingering scent and is usually much richer or deeper than the initial scent.

So the next time you go to buy perfume or cologne, find a couple that

Tan Naturally and Safely

First, I want to stress that baking in the sun is out! Every time you go outside you are exposing your skin to the elements and risking damage and premature aging. It doesn’t matter how old you are, your skin type, or your location. Sun block with a SPF of at least 15 is a must for everyone. Apply it at least 30 minutes before leaving the house, and reapply often. Once again- lying out in the sun is not an option. If you do, you can look forward to:

o Getting wrinkly skin prematurely

o Getting sunburned or blistered

o Getting skin cancer

In fact, every year over 60,000 new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed, mostly due to unsafe tanning practices.

Doesn’t sound like something that you want to experience? Well you aren’t alone. The next option you have is tanning beds. While tanning beds offer you a bit more control over your exposure rate, they still aren’t a valid option. The sheer act of tanning is damaging to your skin. So I would skip the tanning beds and search for something less damaging.

So what else is there?

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

Sagging eyelids can cause even more severe symptoms. For example, vision can be blocked by eyelids and eyelashes. This can be noted particularly when reading, but also for other common tasks as driving or watching television. Also, a tremendous amount of energy can be expended by the eyebrows and forehead just to keep the eyes open. A significant amount of fatigue can be felt around the eyes, particularly as the day wears on and these muscles tire of holding up droopy eyelids. Sometimes headaches are a direct result of baggy and droopy eyelids.

Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is also called cosmetic eyelid surgery or an eye lift. It is surgery performed on the eyelids to reduce puffiness and remove the excess hanging skin around the eyes. It gives the eyelids a more youthful appearance, reduces eye fatigue, and can help with vision.

For so many people cosmetic eyelid surgery is very exciting. In fact, cosmetic eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is the most popular cosmetic surgery performed every year. Many people have thought seriously about finally taking care of their tired looking eyes. Surgery performed by a cosmetic eyelid specialist with a great deal of experience is a

Info of Oily Skin Care

The basic aim of ‘oily skin care’ is the removal of excessive sebum or oil from the skin. However, oily skin care procedures should not lead to complete removal of oil. ‘Oily skin care’ starts with the use of a cleanser. However, not all cleansers will work. You need a cleanser which contains salicylic acid i.e. a beta-hydroxy acid that retards the rate of sebum production. Cleansing should be done twice a day (and even more in hot and humid conditions).

Most of the oily skin care products are oil-free; however, it is always good to check the ingredients of the product, before you actually buy it. This is especially important if a product is marked as ‘suitable for all skin types’, instead of ‘oily skin care product’. ‘Oily skin care’ is also dependent on the degree of oiliness, if you aren’t too oily, so some of these ‘suitable for all’- type of products might be work for you too. For extremely oily skin, only oily skin care products are suitable. Your oily skin care routine can include an alcohol based toner (for an extremely oily skin). This can be the second step in your oily skin

Take Care of Dull Hair

* You find excellent remedy for your dull hair in moisturizers with humectants, a simple one being safflower oil. However, you should not apply safflower oil directly to your scalp. Instead, take a few drops in your hand and apply on hair ends while it is dry. You need to keep it on your hair for at least two hours before washing it off. This helps to bring in and retain enough moisture through humectants.

* It is better to avoid using different heat styling agents like curling irons and blow dryers as they cause breakage and split ends. This damages your hair.

* If you need to use blow dryers, try with lowest temperature and a round brush. You need to dry hair roots first.

* Apply conditioners on hair ends only and you need to comb through conditioners to preserve moisture of your hair.

* Moisturizing shampoos on alternate days and only water rinsing on between days produces effective results.

* Body sunscreen is effective on your dull hair also, while you are enjoying at beachside or out in sun.

* Apply oil on your hair once a week and

Tanning Bed

Before we start, remember that if you have photosensitive skin, light pigmentation or a history of skin problems, then tanning beds are probably not for you. Having said that, the key factor that governs the quality of use are the tanning bed lights or bulbs that your tanning bed has. The number of tanning bed lights, the power of each light and the format of the tanning bed itself all play an integral role in determining the effectiveness. Fewer the tanning bulbs, lesser the power, more the time taken to tan but considerably lower skin reactions. So choose the tanning bed lights depending on your skin complexion and texture.

Secondly, exposure in tanning beds needs to be consistently spread in time with equal-timed doses. As a tanning bed tip, this is probably not as commonly understood and practiced as it should be. Changes in skin complexion are a gradual process and therefore any break in the regularity of the exposure might set you back on the tanning time-cycle. Ensure that in each of these doses, you follow recommended directions of use for the particular tanning bed that you are using.

And of course, no tanning bed

Foundation Picks

* Laura Mercier tint moisturizer that leaves your skin feeling fresh. Comes in 7 shades all very natural. It has an SPF of 20 and is fortified with age-defying antioxidants.

* Elizabeth Arden tint moisturizer blends easily with enough coverage that you don’t feel naked. It doesn’t build up on dry patches. Demotologist tested. It has a SPF of 15

* Hydramax tint moisturizer is a lightweight hydrating lotion balancing moisture and coverage with natural-colour tint. Extract of Butterfly Lavender helps boost hydration by stimulating the water-trapping proteins essential for skin’s proper moisture balance. Comes in 2 shades.

* Bobbi Brown tint moisturizer won the “Best New Foundation” award in Nov 2004 in Health Magazine. This formula is rich and luxurious so its perfect for anyone with extra dry skin. It blends easily and gives skin light coverage. Deeply moisturizes skin, to help reduce the look of fine lines. Dermatologist tested.

* Avon tint moisturizer is great for younger skin, however it has a tendency to stick out like a sore thumb on dry skin. I tried applying it as a foundation with a make up sponge and as a moisturiser using my fingertips

Cosmetic Surgery

Rhinoplasty, or nose jobs have health benefits beyond the aesthetic appeals of the procedure. In many cases, rhinoplasty can substantially improve breathing difficulties. In cases where people have broken their nose, the cartilage can become constricted, creating breathing problems. Rhinoplasty can alleviate this, along with snoring problems associated with constricted nasal passages. Many people who have persistent sinus problems have remedied the issue with rhinoplasty.

Face lifts have long been considered a purely cosmetic procedure for people to fight the effects of aging. However, evidence shows that face lifts actually can have health benefits. A study performed at the Mayo clinic reviewed data from 250 women who had undergone face lifts in the ’70s. The data showed that on average, women who received face lifts outlived their counterparts in the general population by 10 years. The self esteem factors attributed to looking and feeling younger as a result of the face lift are cited as possible reasons why these patients lived longer.

Eyelid surgery known as blepharoplasty is a procedure to remove fat–usually along with excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. While the procedure does have cosmetic benefits, it can also provide

Tanning Bed Lotions

There is a debate on what is healther for you. We however realize you need to protect your skin with the right products. Tanning lotions are definitely one of the best products that you can find in the market place. today. Often know as bronzer or darking lotions , they best suit individuals with different types of skin. Tanning bed lotions are readily available and have many different ingredients in them.

Sometimes you might be looking for the best tanning bed lotions. Well how do you know which product is superior than the other. Well, the true test, is that everybody gets different results as we all are all unique. Indoor tanning lotions have different formulas than outdoor tanning bed lotions. One of the big differences is the price cost. It seems that the indoor products always seem to cost more. Tanning oils help keep the skin soft when tanning outside. You often can read up on the benefits of the various products that are available out there.

Whether you are searching for tanning bed lotions, products or supplies do your homework first. Maybe a sunless tanning lotion is what works best with your skin. The

About Botox Injections

It was a man named Alan Scott, who first applied tiny doses of the toxin to patients who had crossed eyes and uncontrollable blinking. A company called Allergan, Inc. then helped Scott gain regulatory approval to market his discovery as a drug. In 1988 Allergan bought the drug and in 1989 it received approval by the FDA. The drug was then named Botox®.

Cosmetic benefits of Botox® were soon noticed after the frown lines between eyebrows appeared to soften following treatment for eye muscle problems. This led to clinical trials and FDA approval of the drug in April 2002.

Today Botox® treatment is growing in record numbers as it is finding enormous new potential in several therapeutic areas including treating migraine headaches, eyelid muscle contraction and axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Other uses of Botox® include urinary incontinence, nasal fissure, spastic disorders, stroke, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy.

Currently, the most popular use of Botox® has been used cosmetically to reduce the wrinkles around the eyes. This non-surgical procedure treats areas of the eye commonly referred to as ‘crow’s feet’ and creases on the forehead through an injection with a tiny needle. Depending on where it

Skin Care Natural

Adopt a can-do attitude

Your attitude shapes your experience. If you move through the world constantly fraught with worry and anxiety your health and appearance will be negatively impacted with time. Make a concerted effort to avoid frowning, and smile often. Studies show that simply smiling can help turn a sour mood around.

Care for your skin from the inside out

Small changes such as ingesting the recommended daily allowance of fiber and water can help to keep your skin fresh and supple. You can be assured of getting the proper amount of fiber in your diet by including at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables in your daily diet. One serving is comprised of a medium apple, a half-cup of spinach or a cup of tomato juice. You can also get your servings in by including lettuce and tomato on sandwiches, substituting or adding carrot sticks to your lunch, or switching to brown instead of white rice. Flaxseed, nuts and beans are all excellent sources of fiber and can be easily incorporated into any diet. It is also a good idea to avoid nicotine, excessive sugar, alcohol, fried and processed foods as these

Stretch Marks Treatment

Stretch marks have a tendency to be red, brilliant pink or purple in shading in the first place. This shading happens as a result of the broken filament and veins in the skin’s more intense layers. These imprints by and large blur into a dark or white shade as the veins contract.

Some of the main causes Of Stretch Marks

The skin has three layers – these being the hypodermis (most intense or deepest layer), the dermis (the center or middle layer) and the epidermis (external or outer layer). Stretch marks are shaped in the center layer – the dermis. As your body develops normally, the connective strands in the dermis gradually stretch. When there is fast development, these strands can be stretched past their versatile farthest point and may end up harmed or even break. As I said previously, these are fundamentally scars framed from the back to front, which is the reason they can be hard to treat.

Natural Remedies

Stretch marks removal are a type of skin scarring related to pregnancy, heftiness, adolescence, and here and now weight pick up from working out and other physical exercises. They frame when the

Remove Hair Dye

The first tip, is that when dying your hair, apply a border of Vaseline around the edge of your scalp. Make it an area perhaps an inch wide or more. Yes, it feels a little greasy, but it will save you the work of trying to scrub off dye stains at the base of your neck where you can’t even see what you’re doing.

If you do have hair dye stains, there are commercial removers to be bought at hair salons (after all, they make mistakes too), but you can get the same results with your toothpaste. The make up of toothpaste means that it contains just enough abrasive to help remove the dye from your skin, without irritating it. Rub it in with your gloved fingers, or use an old toothbrush.

When the dye falls on clothing, get it off and into cold water, immediately. Soak until the stain is all or mostly removed. Wring out and place on a firm surface, then use an old toothbrush to work a dishwashing detergent into the stain. Rinse and launder as usual but air dry in case the stain is not completely gone. If there is some

Permanent Laser Hair

However there are limitations on who should have laser hair removal done. For starters, the laser works by searching for hair follicles to destroy based upon melanin. Melanin is the pigmentation in hair and skin. Thus, it is harder to target hair that is red, white, gray or true blond, and will not be as effective. Furthermore, people with more melanin in their skin (those who have dark skin or are tanned) risk skin discoloration by undergoing laser hair removal treatment because the laser will target the melanin in the skin. Thus, the ideal candidate for laser hair removal is someone with pale skin and dark hair.

For people who decide to undergo laser hair removal, there are different settings that affect the outcome of the procedure. First, the laser technician can set the pulse length, and most will chose longer pulses as long pulsed lasers tend to be safer. Second, they can adjust the fluence according to your skin. Different types of skin require different energy levels. Third, the technician sets the delay between laser pulses. The difference this gives is the time that skin and hair follicles are allowed to cool between pulses. Fourth, different