September 17th, 2012
What you eat plays a major role in the way your skin looks and feels like. Try and eat more fruits and vegetables that are rich in vitamin A and B – they are good for your skin. Also enrich your diet with whole grains, which are also good for skin problems. Eat lots of nuts, seeds, and switch to olive oil, because it’s really important to get enough of “good” fats.
September 10th, 2012
Is Dry Skin a problem for you? Then Say Goodbye to Hot Showers.
Long showers actually rob your skin of moisture, especially if the water is steaming hot. Hot water dries out your skin because it strips it off its protective oils. So, either get used to showering in lukewarm water, or limit your bath time to 10 minutes.
August 30th, 2012
Here’s how to care for your feet every day….
1. Keep them clean: Wash and dry feet in the tub or shower. Clean between your toes. Use an antibacterial soap and a nail brush to scrub away dirt and grime.
2. Slough off the dead skin: Smoo
th the rough soles and the edges of your feet every day with a pumice stone. This removes the dead skin on your feet and helps prevent the skin from splitting, infection, and the buildup of calluses.
3. Moisturize your feet every day with an unscented lotion: The skin on your feet is not naturally moist and needs the extra nutrients from a good quality lotion.
4. Soak it up: Immerse your feet in a quick daily footbath. Fill with marbles and move feet gently on top of the marbles to stimulate the nerve endings.
5. Protect your feet in the rain and snow with proper waterproof footwear. If you walk or run for exercise, invest in top quality sneakers. In the summer, wear sandals so your feet can breathe. And don’t walk barefoot outside, as this can cause injury to your feet.
6. Walk it off: Walking stimulates the circulation to your feet and keeps them healthy and strong.
August 14th, 2012
1. Determine your skin type-Is it oily, dry, sensitive or combination of either?
2. Keep it Clean!
3. Exfoliate- By exfoliating you remove the dead skin cells that can make your skin appear dull and without glow. Use a scrub designed for exfoliation, once or twice a week. After exfoliating apply moisturizer.
4. Tone your skin- Using toner makes your skin look supple and toned!
5. Moisturize. Hydrate your skin.
6. Use Sunscreen
7. Use Makeup Remover- Wash away your makeup. Before going to sleep remember to wash off any makeup.
8. Drink Water
9. Eat Healthy
August 1st, 2012
To have good-looking hands, it is important to keep them moisturized and hydrated at all times. You should drink plenty of water to make sure that your skin is moisturized from inside. Apply a hand cream after washing your hands, as soap makes hands very dry. Most importantly, moisturize you hands well before sleeping, that’s the time when they get the most nourishment from the cream.
July 24th, 2012
1. Accessorize. Go get some funky jewelry and feel like a college girl again.
2. Colour your wardrobe. Go bold with bright colours and get rid of those dull grays & browns. You’re sure to feel younger and livelier.
3. Wrong lipstick shades can age you. Try creamier lipsticks or glosses; glosses are especially youthful.
4. Stick to creamy blushes and eye-shadows. Older skin usually means dry skin, so creamy blushes and shadows are your best bet. Also, powder blushes and shadows tend to settle into your fine lines and wrinkles, while creamier products “plump” up your skin.
5. Define those eyes Curled lashes immediately make eyes “pop.”
6. Mind your posture. Think about all the sexy women you know. They stand up straight and confidently. Not only will this make you look ten pounds thinner in seconds, it will make you look five years younger as well!
7. Get a good night’s sleep to prevent puffy eyes, dull skin and a saggy face.
8. Most importantly….THINK YOUNG!
July 23rd, 2012
The secret to properly applying concealer is to find the right shade and the blend it in so it looks flawless, not obvious.
To properly apply concealer, apply several dots of concealer under the eyes, then use the pad of your middle finger to tap it in (always tap, never rub). Apply concealer on other uneven spots on the face — including the chin, and around the nose and mouth if need be — and tap in. Dust fine, loose powder over your face to set your makeup. Loose powder applied with a fluffy brush is the secret to good concealer.
July 20th, 2012
Why Use Chocolate in Skin Care?
- It has powerful anti-oxidant properties and is considered to be a health food.
- Chocolate has skin softening properties, probably as it contains cocoa butter.
- It is used to smoothen out wrinkles due to the anti-oxidant properties.
- It has a nourishing effect on the skin.
- One can exfoliate the dead skin cells and regenerate news ones.
- Hydration of the skin is possible with chocolate.
- Chocolate is a good moisturizer.
- It rejuvenates the skin.
So next time you eat a chocolate, do think of its benefits as a skincare product!
July 19th, 2012
Myth: Split ends cannot spread.
Truth: Uncut split ends can travel up the hair shaft towards the roots. Tresses that are not tended to may develop splits that migrate and split all or part of the entire hair over time. Some ends can actually tear multiple times. That’s why it’s important to use quality products to protect hair against split ends and get regular trims!