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8 Anti-Aging Tips for Your Skin

By Guest Blogger, Luke D.

8 Anti-Aging Tips for Your Skin

All women want their skin to be healthy, glowing and youthful, so it’s no wonder that we’ll try anything to retain that ageless look. While certain skin changes are inevitable, without proper scare, you’ll expose your skin to the risk of premature aging. Therefore, it’s essential that you develop a regular routine that will help you have soft skin, pore-free complexion and a youthful look.

Mind your diet

Your diet can greatly affect the look of your skin, so it’s of the utmost importance that you eat foods that will help you nourish your skin. Although you’ve probably heard the expression “you are what you eat” so many times before, keep repeating it to yourself in order to leave all those harmful substances behind. Processed sugar is definitely one of the ingredients that shouldn’t be a part of your diet. Why? White sugar weakens the collagen in your skin, speeding up the aging process and causing premature sagging and wrinkles. Another substance you should avoid consuming is alcohol because it can dehydrate your skin. Instead, your diet should contain a lot of protein, vitamin C, foods rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acid, all of which can help your skin retain a youthful look.

 

Hydrate your skin

Dehydration can lead to a pale, paper-like complexion and sagging skin, so keeping your skin hydrated is essential for preventing premature aging. This entails drinking plenty of water (around eight glasses per day), as well as eating foods rich in water. Since your skin tends to lose moisture during night, you should eat plenty of watery foods before going to bed – drinking water before bedtime will keep you up all night. In addition, make sure that skincare products you use have hydrating formulas.

 

Have a professional facial treatment

Every once in a while, you should schedule a professional facial treatment in a trustworthy spa and wellness centre. There’s plenty of different treatments, each one offering certain benefits. For example, an endermolift facial treatment will help you reduce your fine lines and wrinkles, restore your skin vitality and firmness and reactivate the production of collagen in your. Occasional facial treatments will help your skin attain a natural tone and a glowing complexion.

 

Wear sun protection

Exposure to the sun’s harmful effects can cause serious skin damage, as well as premature aging, age spots and discoloration. To keep your skin supple and youthful, make sure to use sunscreen regularly with at least 30 SPF (sun protection factor). When choosing a sunscreen, you should opt for one that has moisturising properties and antioxidants and doesn’t contain alcohol. Additionally, don’t limit your use of sunscreen only to the occasions when you’re going to the beach or know that you’ll be heavily exposed to sunlight. You’re exposed to UV radiation on a daily basis, so you should wear appropriate protection at all times.

 

Keep it simple, but effective

In the attempt to keep their skin healthy and young-looking, many women start using dozens of skin products. However, this can actually irritate your skin and cause even more serious issues, including clogged pores, breakouts and redness. Instead, you should stick to a minimalist skincare routine that entails using a limited number of products. Keep in mind that it’s better to invest more in one or two products than buying a lot of cheap ones.

 

Don’t forget to exfoliate

Exfoliation is a necessary part of every skincare routine that will help your skin look brighter and smoother. Our skin sheds dead cells on a daily basis, but this process tends to slow down over time, leaving you with a dull complexion. Therefore, it’s essential that you help your skin lose those dead cells by exfoliating regularly. However, this step shouldn’t be applied daily, but only up to three times a week.

 

Go to a hammam

Another secret to preventing premature aging is simply relaxing and a hammam is the perfect place for that. By treating yourself to a hammam therapy, not only will you be able to unwind, but you’ll also establish a connection between your body and mind, detoxify your body from harmful substances, cleanse, hydrate and exfoliate your skin and get in touch with your inner self.

 

Cream up

When buying skin creams, make sure to read the labels and pick those that are rich in vitamins, antioxidants and hydrating properties. Furthermore, you should choose those that are suitable for your skin type – if you have sensitive skin, gentle creams with soothing properties are your safest option. In addition, you should buy them from reliable and trustworthy labels, such as the Neostrata skincare products, to ensure your skin’s health. Since skin creams are essential for preventing premature aging, you should invest in high-quality ones.

 

To give your skin a glowing, natural and youthful look, you should develop a regular skincare routine, pick high-quality products, undergo occasional facial and hammam treatments and protect it from UV radiation.

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6 Skincare Myths You Probably Believe

6 Skincare Myths You Probably Believe

When you’re getting skin care advice left right and center, how do you know what to believe? It seems like everybody has their own idea about what makes a great skin routine and there are so many different skin products on the market, it’s hard to know where to start. Amongst all of that conflicting information, you’re bound to get some bad advice floating about. When that bad advice gets online and spreads around it can quickly become a myth.

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The problem with these skin care myths is that they’re actually doing you a lot of harm and there are so many people out there that are following these myths, thinking that they’re protecting their skin when they’re actually doing the complete opposite. To help you avoid ruining your skin routine, make sure you don’t listen to any of these skin care myths.

Tanning Booths And UVB Rays

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When research into tanning booths found that the UV rays were harmful to the skin and increased your risk of getting cancer, it looked like they might fall out of fashion completely. But the companies that make tanning booths came up with a solution, or so they said. They claimed that the harmful bit was the UVB rays or ‘sunburn’ rays as they called them. They claimed by filtering them out, they’d made the tanning beds completely safe again. It would be great if that were true, but it’s nonsense. There are still UVA rays that aren’t being filtered out and they penetrate the skin and increase your risk of cancer still. So why not just filter out the UVA rays? That doesn’t leave much left and you wouldn’t get a tan if you did. To cut a long story short, there is no safe way to use a tanning bed at the moment, regardless of what you might have heard.

Blackheads

Everybody gets blackheads, that’s not the myth. But when you think you see blackheads it could actually be something different. On your nose, you get something called sebaceous filaments. They’re hair like structures that cause a build up of oils in your pores. They look very similar to blackheads but the color is usually a lot paler. Sebaceous filaments exist for a reason; to moisturize your skin. If you’re wondering how to get rid of sebaceous filaments, you need to be careful. They are actually a natural part of the skin and you don’t want to get rid of them completely. Exfoliating regularly will help to stop build up of oils.

The problem is, most people mistake them for blackheads and start using treatments to get rid of them. It becomes a vicious cycle because you cause yourself more skin problems by getting rid of them. You should use treatments sparingly to make sure that you’re not drying out your skin.

Popping Pimples

Whenever you get a spot or a pimple, the natural reaction is to pop it. That’s what everybody does because you need to get the pus out of the pimple to make it heal, or so the myth goes. In reality, popping the spot does way more harm than good. Some of the pus is going to come out when you pop it, but the majority actually goes in deeper. That can lead to scarring and most of the time, you’ll get another spot pop up nearby in just a few days. While it might not look great, it’s better to leave the spot to dry out naturally instead of picking away at it. But if you’re absolutely set on getting rid of it, don’t just burst it. You can buy a specific product called a comedone extractor that does it without pushing any of the pus further in.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is one of those buzzwords that’s way fancier than it sounds. All it really boils down to is gently scrubbing the top layer of your skin off. The thinking behind it is that you clear off all of that dead skin on the top layer, leaving the healthy new skin underneath. The reality is actually quite different. When you scrub too hard, you take off a lot of the protective oils on your skin, increasing the chance of it drying out. You’re far more likely to suffer with acne if you’ve taken away all of the protection on your skin as well. When you’re washing your face, you should be gentle with your skin so you aren’t taking whole layers off it, and normal soap is just fine.

Expensive Products

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The price variations in skin products are pretty massive. You can get some cheap non-branded stuff for just a few dollars, but the most expensive stuff can exceed a hundred dollars for a small tube. Surely that expensive stuff must contain a load of crazy ingredients that work wonders on your skin? Otherwise, they wouldn’t sell it for so much, surely? Actually, it’s all clever marketing. The ingredients in most anti aging and other skin products are basically the same, whether you buy the cheap brands or the ridiculously expensive ones. That’s not to say the expensive ones don’t work well, but you can usually get the exact same thing for a fraction of the price.

Lasers

Laser skin treatments are the latest thing in skin care. They’re marketed as a miracle tool that can make you look years younger in just a few treatments. Lasers are easy to market in this way because most people don’t know much about them and they seem futuristic. Unfortunately, they aren’t quite as amazing as everybody thinks they are. The technology is improving and the results from some laser treatments are good, but you need to manage your expectations about what they can do for you. They can help with sun spots and wrinkles but they aren’t going to undo years of damage. Too many people spend years doing damage to their skin and then expect laser treatments to be a quick fix but that’s not the case at all.

These myths are doing some serious damage to your skin so the sooner you stop believing them, the sooner you’ll get the results that you’re after.

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How to Choose Swimwear According to Your Skin Tone

By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

How to Choose Swimwear According to Your Skin Tone

Even though it seems completely unimportant, the color of your swimsuit can really affect your overall appearance. I don’t know why, but people still tend to neglect the importance of colors of their clothes, and especially swimwear. As the most revealing garment, your swimsuit should compliment your body all the way – from your curves all the way to your skin tone, in order to make you feel confident while wearing it.

Determine your skin tone

 

Roughly, you can divide skin tones into two categories: cool and warm. There are three ways to determine which one is yours.

  • Take something pure white, such as a sheet of paper or a towel, and hold it under your chin under the natural light source without any makeup on. Your skin has a warm tone if it is slightly yellow hue and a cool one if the hue is slightly blue.
  • If the veins on the underside of your wrists appear blue, you have a cool skin tone, and if they appear green you have a warm skin tone.
  • If gold looks better on you, your skin tone is warm, and if silver looks better on you, your skin tone is cold.

Now, when it comes to warm skin tones, they can be dark, medium or light with golden or caramel undertones. Generally, people with this skin tone have orange, yellow, red or gold hair with brown, green or hazel eyes.

Contrary, when it comes to cool tones, they can range from very pale porcelain with no color in the cheeks all the way to darker skin that has red or pink undertones. Hair usually has hints of violet, blue or silver with blue, grey, green, black or cool brown eyes.

Light skin plus light blond/red hair

Soft colors are the best choice here, since really bold colors can show off your pale side even though they make a statement. Opt for soft greens, pinks and beiges. Black can be either a hit or a miss depending on whether your skin is more on the cooler or the warmer side. Girls with red hair and this skin tone look fabulous in white and cobalt blue.

Avoid yellow and orange.

Creamy light skin plus dark hair

I like to call this combination the Snow White combo. The best choice for you would be any shade of blue such as turquoise, navy and baby blue, as well as emerald, plum and fuchsia.

Avoid white and orange.

Medium-light skin plus brown hair

Your warm side can be accentuated with deep reds or rich earthy tones. Peachy and beige tones as well as dark ones, such as black or grey, can make you look washed out a bit, so try to avoid them.

Olive/light brown skin plus medium/dark brown hair

Oh, aren’t you lucky? From black, over blues all the way to army greens – you can rock every single color on the wheel. You can also opt for bold and colorful signature swimwear from Australia if you want to spice things up a little bit and give your skin color some more depth.

Avoid colors such as brown and grey – they are just too lifeless for you.

Caramel skin plus brown/black hair

Caramel beauties have a built-in glow which they can enhance even more or tone down with the right choice of color. If you are one of them, opt for deep oranges, warmer purples or teal if you want to point out your golden character, and if you want a little calmer vibe that still catches the eye opt for mint green or navy.

Very dark skin plus dark hair

Chocolate beauties look amazing in pastel colors such as soft pinks, baby blues, pale yellows, minty greens and light greys. However, they should avoid white, brown and orange colors.

That would be it. I think we can all agree that, even though summer is the best season of them all, a perfect and flattering swimsuit on you can make it even better.

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Your Skin is Telling You Health Secrets – But Are You Listening?

Your Skin is Telling You Health Secrets – But Are You Listening?

The skin is the largest organ of your body, and it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that it can act as a vast display sign, letting you know when you have problems that affect you on the inside. The trouble is, not everyone is aware of the secret codes and language that the skin uses to let you know. In today’s guide, I’m going to go through all of the little things your skin might be trying to tell you. Hopefully, you will be able to start listening from now on.

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Breakouts

A lot of people suffer from breakouts all the time, but if yours appear on an irregular basis, there is a good chance it is a sign of something else. When you are anxious or feeling stressed, the body unleashes a whole bunch of cortisol – known as the stress hormone. In turn, this can cause havoc in your body, and it goes into overdrive with all kinds of things – including producing breakouts. So, try to unwind a little – with yoga or mindfulness, perhaps –  and you should start having fewer breakouts than before.

Baggy, swollen eyes

A lot of people wake up in the morning looking like Death warmed up, but it’s not as normal as everyone makes out. In fact, it’s a sure sign that you haven’t caught enough shuteye – which could be opening up a world to all kinds of other problems, including high blood pressure, stress, and even stroke. Go to bed a little earlier, and make sure you stick to the same sleep patterns – even during the weekends.

Dark patches

Dark patches under your eyes could be down to your genetics. But again, if you only get them now and again, it might be due to malnourishment. It’s almost crazy to think that people are malnourished in this country, but it’s a lot more common than you might think. Nutrient deficiency is the result of a poor diet, and if you aren’t eating your veggies and greens on a regular basis, it’s time to make a change.

Loose skin

Loose, wrinkly skin is usually a sign of aging. You can either live with it and grow old gracefully, or head to your local cosmetic dermatologist and get a fix. However, loose, sagging skin can also be a sign of a severe underlying disease. These range from very rare conditions such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Marfan’s Syndrome to more obvious issues like sun-related skin changes and even something like T-cell lymphoma.

Changing moles

Moles can be a sign of beauty, but you need to watch them like a hawk. Everyone is at risk from skin cancer developing, and if your moles start to change in appearance or begin bleeding, get them checked out at your doctor’s office.

As you can see, just because you can cover up problem skin with makeup, it doesn’t mean everything is OK on the inside. The good news is that most of these issues can be cleared up with a basic return to a fit and healthy lifestyle. But go and see your doctor anyway, as you never know what your skin might be trying to tell you.

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8 ways to remove dandruff without washing your hair

Guest Blogger, Veronica P.

8 ways to remove dandruff without washing your hair

It is reported that about 50 million Americans are diagnosed with dandruff every year. This is an alert issue as dandruff not only lead to hair damage, but it also makes you feel embarrassed and less confident in public and, it can lead to a further annoying problem like itchiness and dryness to your scalp.

It seems that removing dandruff is a lifetime’s purpose. Even though there is no exact treatment for dandruff caused by scalp psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis, it is quite easy and straightforward to control dandruff once you have realized the cause of this problem. If you have suffered from dandruff before, then you are likely to be in the situation where it is essential to control breakout. Quickly. The time shall not wait for anyone. What should you do if you have a prom, a date or an interview which can be destroyed by dandruff very easily? You understand the feeling dandruff brings right? Nervous. Embarrassed. Helpless. So the question is what you should do when you meet this problem?

Several simple and natural home remedies can help you hide them in the urgent cases without washing hair. And you will be surprised at the outcomes they bring

Wear light-colored clothing

It seems just lovely when you have a date, a prom or an important interview, wearing light-colored dress will be one of an ideal option to let other parties know that you are dandruff-free. The likelihood of being noticed with dandruff will be very low. You can realize dandruff on the hair is because the hair is black or in other dark colors. Therefore, wearing white colored clothing will efficiently help you hide your dandruff quickly when you have something important come up.

Wear a hat, cap or scarf

Instead of wearing white clothing you might choose to wear a hat, scarf or a cap. All of them can hide your hair which means they can hide your dandruff too. No matter what you wear such as a cap, a bowler, it will assist you partially in hiding your dandruff from other people. However, sometimes it can be stranger if you wear a scarf during hot summer days.

 Wear a wig

It might not be everybody’s ideal option. However, it is still useful in some aspects. Wearing a wig can be considered as one of the safest and quickest fixes for your hair when you have dandruff. Moreover, wigs have become more and more fashionable throughout decades. Let’s try and see how natural you look like when wearing a wig.

Use a good hairbrush

Brushing your hair seems to be another excellent choice to get rid of dandruff in seconds. Not only does regular brushing can help distribute your sebum, hair oils, but it also cleans your scalp by removing dead skin cells, dirt, and buildup from the hair. There are two kinds of brushes for those who are suffering from dandruff which is highly recommended. If you have long hair, a boar bristle brush makes an excellent choice whereas thick hair will need large spacing between the bristles. On the contrary, if your hair is short, select a nylon ball tipped smaller plastic brush.

Use a scalp brush

While a boar bristle brush can clean your hair and distribute the oils on your hair, a scalp brush will be able to do the same thing to your hair. It can not only spread your sebum. However, a scalp brush can also invigorate your scalp by getting rid of flakes, buildup, and dirt.

Moisturize your scalp

There are so many things such as hair mask or some other natural home remedies to keep your hair always moisturized. In this article, we will introduce you two most outstanding ways to keep your hair still moisturized.

Shea Butter

Appears widely in both Africa and Asia, shea butter can act as a natural moisturizer as well as medication for centuries. Moreover, raw shea butter is mostly fat extracted from the shea nut – a species that is native to Africa. If your hair has dandruff and dry scalp, you should try shea butter. The butter is high in oleic acid, the excess of which can lead to an outbreak. Therefore, if you have sub derm, you should use other natural remedies rather than shea butter.

Hair mask

Instead of shea butter, you can choose hair masks to cure your dandruff as well. Once incredible thing about this is that it can significantly combat dry scalp. Including a significant amount of oil, the hair mask can help you in the control of dandruff, dry scalp as well as flaky scalp.

Restyle your hair

Similar to wearing a wig, this might not be an optimal choice for some people. However, it can still help you in some aspects. The lesser hair you have, the lesser dandruff you will have. If you do not prefer your hair being cut off, you can just restyle it. Brush it forward or pull it back is your choice.

Use a dry dandruff shampoo

The last choice is to adopt a dry shampoo which is specially formulated for those who suffer from dandruff and dry scalp. Though it is not the fastest choice, you can still expect to be significantly dandruff free in a month or less if choose the appropriate shampoo. Here are several tricks you can consider before purchasing the shampoos.

Go for a gentle and sulfate – free shampoo as strong detergents found in shampoos can lead to irritation which can allow easier invasion of microbes and many other harmful chemical irritants, perpetuating the cycle. Shampoo which brings an organic or natural certification which can guarantee freedom from other irritants. Besides, these shampoos can also bring benefits of healing and soothing effects which come from chamomile, aloe vera and antifungal tea tree.

Avoid washing your hair on a daily basis. A gentle shampoo can assist you in cleaning well and balancing sebum production without stimulating the oily scalp to produce excess oil or an over – dry one to flake more and more. Try to extend washing frequency by 3 – 4 days so that your hair can refresh in between with shampoo which contains dandruff busting herbal properties.

Apply an overnight treatment to begin your dandruff, dry and flaky scalp treatment. You can use your hairbrush to remove any loose flakes and then sparingly apply the herbal balm such as argan oil or coconut oil on the scalp. After that, use the shower cap to cover your hair and wash off your hair in the next morning to get rid of any excess balm. You can consider using Dove Anti Dandruff Shampoo which is one of the most well – known hair products for the use of salicylic acid as well as sulfur/ Salicylic acid does an excellent job in cutting down a number of fungi as it consists of antimicrobial, antiviral and antibiotics properties.

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Reference:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4852869/

 

 

 

Makeup Tips for Acne Prone Skin

By Guest Blogger, Sophia A.

Makeup Tips for Acne Prone Skin

Makeup and acne often seem to be locked in a repetitive cycle. You use makeup to cover the acne, but then the makeup causes more breakouts, so you use more makeup, and so on.

How can you effectively cover acne and create the appearance of flawless skin without using the heavy, oily products that might provoke more breakouts?

Fortunately, there are a variety of makeup solutions that provide great coverage without exacerbating acne-prone skin, and not all of them cost a fortune.

But first, a word about makeup labels and their ingredients.

Starting with “Non-comedogenic” makeup which is also sometimes called “non-acnegenic.” While this means that the makeup won’t clog pores, and therefore won’t cause breakouts the truth is that there is no set standard for what that term means or which ingredients are formulas are non-comedogenic. While it’s nice to see that on the label, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the product won’t cause breakouts.

People with acne-prone skin should avoid heavy, thick, or solid makeup products. It can be tempting to try these when looking for great coverage, but the ingredients that make these products thick often promote breakouts.

Avoid makeup with a lot of added ingredients, particularly unnecessary ones like fragrances. And always avoid makeup with any alcohol in it to avoid an acne-causing reaction.

Keep in mind that a lot of makeup labels and terminology are simply marketing language designed to sell the product. Unless the brand has invested in independent, scientific, clinical trials to back up their claims, treat everything with a healthy dose of skepticism.

When shopping for makeup for acne-prone skin, there are a few helpful things to look out for such as:

 

A BB or CC Cream with Salicylic Acid and Sun Protection

By combining light coverage, salicylic acid, and sun cream, a BB or CC cream unites the functions of several products into one. Salicylic acid helps clear pores and prevent acne, and the combination means that you’re not layering multiple products onto your face.

Try the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Skin Perfector with salicylic acid and SPF 30

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A Spot Treatment and Concealer in One

While everyone with acne seems to be accustomed to following a spot treatment with a separate concealer, some products combine both, so you’re covering acne while treating it at the same time.

Try the Dermalogica Concealing Spot Treatment with light pigment and salicylic acid

 

A Color Correcting Primer

Most people with acne have a lot of redness and irritation that they need to cover. A color correcting primer with shades of green will neutralize excess redness and even out skin tone, texture, and color. Many also come with beneficial, skin-soothing ingredients.

Try the Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer.

 

A Lightweight Foundation That Covers and Fights Acne at The Same Time

Many foundations come with skin nourishing and acne-fighting ingredients while still offering the coverage that you need to cover up breakouts. It’s worth trying a few different ones to find the one that works best for your skin needs and tone.

Try the e.l.f. Acne Fighting Foundation, which includes salicylic acid, witch-hazel, tea tree, and aloe

 

An Acne-Fighting Mattifying Powder

 Many powders are thick and clog pores. Look for a powder that is loose and lightweight, and it may help to find one that contains salicylic acid to prevent breakouts.

Try the Neutrogena SkinClearing Mineral Powder with salicylic acid and vitamins A and C.

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Whatever your makeup regimen, it is especially important for people with acne-prone skin to thoroughly cleanse and condition every night. Even the best makeup will clog pores and cause breakouts if it isn’t completely removed at the end of the day.

If you are using an acne-fighting skin care regimen, follow the system as instructed. If you aren’t using a skin-care system, here are some tips to follow nightly:

  • Start with a good makeup remover to get all the makeup off your face. It’s only after the makeup is removed that a cleanser can target oily skin and clogged pores,
  • Follow with a gentle exfoliating cleanser. Avoid the temptation to use harsh cleansers that further irritate and inflame the skin. Acne-prone skin does not require more aggressive cleaning.
  • If needed, follow cleansing with a topical acne treatment or spot treatment
  • If not using an acne treatment, calm oily skin with a toner. A toner isn’t necessary for dry skin.

Remember that severe, ongoing acne is best treated by a professional dermatologist, who can prescribe the right medication for your needs.

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Natural Ways to Enhance Your Beauty

By, Tia Cristy

Natural Ways to Enhance Your Beauty

Beauty starts internally, there’s no doubt. However, we live in a time with resources, knowledge and technology where if you are unhappy with your physical appearance, you can change it.

If you have the financial means and a sound drive, finding a good doctor to perform surgeries like breast enhancement or procedures like laser therapy to enhance your outer appearance is a good option. Just remember to do your research on the procedure as well as the practice. It might be a quicker result than trying natural remedies, but with the pros there are cons to think of like cost, pain and recovery.

Trying to make yourself look better naturally comes at a cost too. In most cases, the results take time and patience, along with the most important factor… consistency.

And just like the saying goes, beauty is from the inside out, there’s absolute truth in that. Being internally healthy gives a healthier outward appearance.

Be sure to drink a lot of water and eat your vitamins

Drinking eight 8oz. of water on a daily basis is the minimum. Water is in everything we eat and drink. So even if you aren’t hitting the tap or bottle, you are getting some water, but the clear liquid is the best option to make sure you’re getting your daily dose. Water flushes the system. That includes the blood and organs, which when those things are in good shape so is your largest organ… your skin. Once you flush the system, you must restore it with the good stuff… minerals, vitamins and amino acids. You’ll find the best sources for all of these things in veggies and proteins like meats and fish as well as seeds and beans.

Eating the right things won’t just help reshape your figure because you’ll be treating your metabolism well, it also helps the skin look better. Eating specific foods can have bonus benefits, for example eating Fenugreek seeds frequently can stimulate breast enlargement. If you’re trying to lose a few pounds, try foods higher in B-12 to wake up a sluggish system.

Put some light in your life

We all need Vitamin D.  We can get it in a pill or by drinking some milk, but don’t forget the sun gives it to us naturally. I’m all about sunscreen, but studies have shown that we can’t collect Vitamin D from the sun while wearing sunblock. Studies recommend only spending five to ten minutes in the sun without sunblock. Now if you’re planning on spending a lot of time in the sun, you should put sunblock on a half-hour before going outside so it can soak into the skin for the full effect. Your future skin will thank you for it.

Also, another light is repairing skin damage. Red lights are being used to repair damage and stimulate collagen. These red lights can reduce red spots, tighten skin and diminish wrinkles. Skin cells shed by the thousands, so repair is possible, however consistency is key with this as well. But this kind of therapy can help you shed years.

Be Radiant

With a little effort and maintenance, you can change your outward appearance. Remember, you are beautiful. But radiance certainly comes from inside of you and imitates by how you treat others. So be radiant! Treat others well and treat yourself well and you’ll become aware of your outer beauty as a result.

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7 easy ways to get rid of blackheads on cheeks

By Guest Blogger Veronica P.

7 easy ways to get rid of blackheads on cheeks

Blackheads are a skin condition where small bumps appear on your cheeks, your nose or your T – zone due to clogged pores with oil and dead skin cells. It is a mild kind of acne that occurs most popularly in teenager and premenstrual women. Since blackheads can draw attention from others to you, make you feel embarrassed and destroy your image in public, banishing them right away seems to be an urgent issue. There are many different ways to treat blackheads. You can use natural home remedies such as baking soda, honey or turmeric. Alternatively, using several kits that are meant for pore minimizer is another excellent choice. And continue scrolling down as in this article, we will introduce seven easy ways which have been figured out to be quickest and most efficient to remove them away.

Baking Soda

Well, yes. It’s baking soda. It is not only used for baking and in culinary aspects, but the antiseptic contained in baking soda also possesses fantastic exfoliant properties to wash away dead skin cells and excess oil produced in your skin. Also, baking soda is a fantastic contender against those troublesome blackheads. After using baking soda, you will find out your surface is smooth and soft. Moreover, baking soda can neutralize the skin’s pH level to promote the skin produce minor oil.

How to use:

  • Add a tbsp of baking soda with two tablespoons of water and mix them well to create a paste in a ceramic bowl.
  • Apply the mixture/paste on your affected skin and let it sit for 10 minutes
  • Rinse off with warm water
  • Repeat the process once or twice weekly to get rid of dirt and dead skin cells that can clog your pores, which result in blackheads.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is not only a typical breakfast cereal because this nutrient-rich grain is effective at treating different skin conditions especially blackheads and irritated skin. It acts as a gentle cleanser as well as an exfoliant. Also, it can loosen clogged pores which can cause blackheads. It contains high antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory properties which can significantly soothe irritation, get rid of dead skin cells, and absorb excess oil.

How to use:

  • Take a sufficient amount of oatmeal and cook to cover all your affected skin, ensure that you use clean water since it is free of contaminants.
  • Let the oatmeal to cool down before applying it.
  • Apply the grain to the affected skin and let it sit for 10 minutes before washing with warm water.
  • Repeat the process once on a daily basis to get the best results. You can seek for an excellent face mask that contains oatmeal to apply as well.

Lemon Juice

Lemon consists of AHA – a citric acid which acts as a natural astringent to get rid of dead skin cells which are the culprit of clogging your pores. Lemon juice also contains a high amount of vitamin C that regulates collagen production to improve your skin health and get rid of scarring due to acne as well.

How to use:

  • Wash your face clean with your gentle and natural cleanser.
  • Squeeze half of the lemon to get the juice from an organic lemon and use a cotton ball to dip in the liquid.
  • Gently dab the cotton swab on your affected skin.
  • Let it sit for 10 minutes before washing off with clean water.
  • Alternatively, you can choose to let it sit overnight and wash off again in the morning.
  • Do this once a day to get the best results.

Cinnamon

Do you know that cinnamon comprises a high amount of anti-bacterial spice which can be used as an aromatic face mask to get rid of a blackhead? Apart from these incredible properties, cinnamon can eliminate flaky skin and acne, and it can work as a body scrub to achieve more glowing and smoother complexion.

How to use:

  • Mix organic cinnamon powder with honey in the ratio of 1:2 to create a paste.
  • Apply a thin layer of the mixture on your affected skin and let it sit for about 15 minutes.
  • Rinse off with your cleanser and then apply moisturizer on your skin
  • Repeat the process to get the best results.

Green Tea

The antioxidants and vitamin in the green tea can absorb excess oil and mitigate the inflammation in the acne-prone skin and avoid further damage.

How to use:

  • Boil 1 cup of water
  • Steep two bags of green tea for one hour
  • Pour the drink into a glass and cool down to warm water only.
  • Dab the liquid on the affected skin and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • Wash off with water and apply moisturizers on your skin. Also, if your skin is acne – prone skin, moisturizers play a vital role in how to get rid of acne.
  • Repeat the process once on a daily basis.

 

 Turmeric

Turmeric is not only a unique spice in the culinary aspects, but it is also potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The typical spice can stain skin, therefore, to avoid this problem, you can use Kasturi turmeric which is a non – edible variety.

How to use:

  • Mix a sufficient amount of Kasturi turmeric with water and coconut oil to create a paste
  • Dab it on your affected skin and let it sit for at least 10 minutes.
  • Wash it off with warm water.
  • Repeat the process on a daily basis.

Honey

Honey contains antiseptic and antibacterial properties to get rid of blackheads by removing germs and impurities which can clog pores. Moreover, it can work as the natural antiseptic, the antibiotic and antiviral agent that can help to get rid of dirt from the clogged pores of the skin to clean blackheads and tighten and hydrate the pores to attain a brighter complexion.

In case, you develop allergic or sensitive condition to honey, you can use another option to treat blackheads.

How to use:

  • Heat one tbsp of pure honey in a glass jar till it is warm enough to touch.
  • You can put the jar into a bowl of boiling water to get the warm honey
  • Use a cotton swab to dab the warm honey on the affected skin.
  • Let it sit for 10 minutes and remove with a damp cloth.
  • Alternatively, you can let it sit overnight for better outcomes.
  • You can wash it off in the next morning.
  • Repeat the process once on a daily basis.

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How Can a Brow lift Benefit Me?

By Dr. Philip Schoenfeld, MD

How Can a Brow lift Benefit Me?

 

 

Many of us take for granted how big a roll the eyebrows play in our appearance, our facial expressions, and our communication with others. Raising or lowering the eyebrows can enhance a smile or a frown, show someone kindness, sorrow, joy or surprise. The eyebrows are no doubt an important facial feature, but they are also vulnerable to unwanted side effects of the aging process. Over time, the skin of the forehead and face will become lax and inelastic, leaving the eyebrows to sag. A brow lift procedure can correct a sagging brow, a wrinkled forehead, and provide many benefits to patients.

 

Improve Facial Expressions

 

Without the eyebrows, facial expressions may lose much of their meaning. Sagging eyebrows can also leave others thinking you are sad, tired, or even angry, no matter how big you might be smiling. You may have noticed that your brow has begun to sag on its own. You might have also been getting asked if you’re upset more often, thanks to a permanent change to your facial features. When the eyebrows are working against you, a brow lift surgery can provide relief.

 

Reveal the Eyes

 

As a side effect of a sagging brow, your eyes might be getting lost in the mess. With the downward pressure of the skin and brow, your eyelids will also droop and sag. Hooded eyelids can cause additional problems, even blocked vision. If you’re unable to see well because of a sagging brow and eyelids, you could be in danger when you drive and cross the street. Brow lift surgery will expose your eyes to the world again, it will also help you to better see the world around you.

 

Rejuvenate the Appearance

 

A sagging brow won’t just make you look tired or angry, it will also age your appearance significantly. If the upper portion of your face is marked by deep lines, creases, and sagging skin, a brow lift is the right approach to alleviate these problems. You may have noticed deep lines in a v-shape, also called frown or worry lines. Horizontal lines will also form across the forehead as a result of the aging process, appearing deeper as the skin sags. Brow lift surgery is a great way to reverse the signs of aging and erase years from your appearance.

 

Am I a Good Candidate for Brow Lift Surgery?

 

If any of the above benefits could improve your appearance or quality of life, a brow lift surgery might be a good procedure for you to consider. In order to be eligible for this facial plastic surgery, you should be in good physical health, not smoke, and have a reasonable expectation for your results. On average, brow lift patients tend to be between the ages of 40 and 65, but surgery is not limited to this age range. To decide if brow lift surgery is a good choice for you, consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon for an evaluation and discussion about potential surgical changes and your own anticipated results.

 

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feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me! Be sure to Like and share on Facebook or Follow on Twitter or Instagram.

 

Written by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld, MD. Dr. Schoenfeld is the founder and Medical Director of RENU in Chevy Chase, Maryland and Washington DC metropolitan area. Dr. Schoenfeld is board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Beauty Hacks: Stay Younger For Longer

Beauty Hacks: Stay Younger For Longer

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Aging is one of those bitter sweet moments in our lives. We’re growing and gaining even more experience and creating even more memories, but we’re also getting wrinkles… Now, although aging is natural, a quite beautiful in fact, it’s understandable if you’d like to push the years back a little. So don’t surrender yourself yet – you’ve still got a few more years in you.

Here are some tricks to keep you looking younger for longer.

Skin care

There are plenty of skin care products and moisturizers that claim to replenish the skin, giving the appearance of a younger look, and although they may make a slight difference, what you really need is the best antioxidant cream. This is a super charged moisturizer that is packed full of antioxidants and nutrients to fight all the free radicals while protecting your skin from aging. Not only will this prevent any future damage, but it will also reverse what has already been done.

Cheeks

Over time your cheeks decrease in volume, giving your face a thinner look which can sometimes make you appear older than you actually are. One trick to solve this problem is blusher. Dusting a bit on the apples of your cheeks (or lack of) will brighten up your look completely, making you look revitalized and youthful. Just make sure you choose the right shade. The trick here is that you don’t want it to look like you’re wearing blusher at all. For lighter skin tones, a peach works well. And for darker tones, a bronze.

Eyes

As you get older your eyes can sometimes sink in a little – it’s your job to make them stand out again. This is where the power or makeup really helps. If you feel as though your eyes have become quite hooded over time, apply a brown shade two tones darker than your own skin to your eyelid, and create the impression of a shadow where they used to be. Then all you need is a coat or two of mascara. This is what will make your eyes pop. If you have fair or light colored hair, black mascara may be a little too much, so instead invest in a brown shade. It’ll still do the job, but make you look a lot more natural.

Lips

As you get older, your lips can start to thin, leaving you with quite a miserable looking appearance. If this is the case, invest in some lip plumping glosses that will not only stimulate the natural collagen in your lips, but they will look juicy too. You should also make sure that you always have a good lip balm with you at all times. Who knows when your lips will decide to dry out and crack, so you should be prepared. Just like our skin needs a moisturizer to keep us hydrated, our lips need something too.

So now you have the tricks, put them to the test and see what works best for you. Just remember, you should never be embarrassed about getting older. You’re still living! Just with more experience.

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