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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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All You Need To Know About How To Fix Dry Scalp

By Guest Blogger Paula R.

All You Need To Know About How To Fix Dry Scalp

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What should we do when a sudden outbreak of white flake and intolerable itchiness happen to your scalp? Most people give no second thoughts that it must be dandruff, and go straight online for the best anti-dandruff shampoo. However, there is another quite similar condition that people are often confused with dandruff, which is the dry scalp.

In this article, I want to share with you the difference between these two conditions and how to fix dry scalp for good.

How can you tell what the problem with your hair is?

Dandruff is usually present throughout the year. Meanwhile, dry scalp appears when the weather is dry and cold. The difference in temperature will make the scalp difficult to regulate and maintain moisture.

Dry scabs are usually smaller than dandruff scabs, but its irritability is no less than that of dandruff. Sufferers might also feel that their scalp is severely stretched if they could not fix dry scalp conditions sooner.

What are the causes of the dry scalp?

In ordinary people, the scalp will remove 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells a day. The sebaceous glands cannot produce enough sebum to supply the skin and hair is the direct cause of dry scalp.  These factors might result in the inhibition of oil production for the hair:

  • Exposure to dirty water
  • Poor diet
  • Hair damage by the weather, especially in the winter
  • Misuse of cosmetics and gels for styling
  • Inappropriate hair care and treatment
How to fix dry scalp completely

The first step to taking care of dry scalp is to avoid the above and change some of your hair care habits.

1. Use moisturizing oil with natural ingredients

You need to find out the oil and choose the right shampoo. It is best to choose products with natural ingredients and moisturizing effect, which will prevent your hair from drying longer. You can also use a moisturizing cream for your hair. You should use cold water to wash your hair because hot water will make your hair even drier.

2. Avoid hair styling products

Products containing perfume or alcohol can lead to dry scalp. But the most important thing is that you do not give up the habit of using gels, hair sprays or styling creams as they can dry your hair.

3. Use pure essential oils (2-3 times a week)

Coconut oil is always a good candidate for dry hair care, as well as a comprehensive moisturizer for both skin and hair. You can apply coconut oil directly to your hair and scalp, massaging it gently so that the oil is completely absorbed.

Use a soft towel soaked in coconut oil for the hair in an hour. This way also stimulates hair growth. Also, you can combine olive oil with coconut oil to achieve better results.

Moreover, lavender essential oil can moisturize the scalp and hair, helping to increase the elasticity and health of the hair.

4. How to fix dry scalp with natural hair mask
Lemon juice and olive oil

Ingredients:

  • A teaspoon of lemon juice
  • Half a cup of small olive oil

Procedure:

  • Wash your hair thoroughly then pat dry it
  • Apply this mixture to your hair, massaging it gently. After that, wrap the hair with a large towel or a hood for about 30 minutes and then wash with warm water.
  • For this method, lemon juice works to remove dandruff. Olive oil nourishes the hair from the inside. Use olive oil with lemon hair should only apply every two weeks, should not be too much abuse. Using the hair styling with olive oil, we can also cycle with a hair treatment method with the following olive oil.

When using olive oil, the natural ingredients available in olive oil such as vitamins A, D, E and especially the antioxidants will cleanse dandruff, itching, moisturizing the hair, helping the hair nourishes the scalp deeply from within, smoothing shimmy hair very quickly.

Honey and Olive Oil

Ingredients:

  • Half a cup of olive oil
  • Two teaspoons of honey

Procedure:

  • Pour this mixture and beat them up.
  • Firstly, apply this mixture to the hair right after washing then gently massage the scalp for 3 to 5 minutes. After that make an incubation of hair with a towel to create heat, moisten the deeper, you can also use the hair dryer to create heat outside the towel offline. After 15 – 20 minutes, wash your hair with lukewarm water.

Use this method every two weeks to fix dry scalp and alleviate the itchiness.

Eggs and yogurt

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • Two tablespoons of honey
  • Four tablespoons of yogurt
  • A tablespoon of almond oil

Procedure

Mix this mixture and apply it to your hair and scalp. Eggs are rich in protein and yogurt is a natural moisturizer.  Apply this hair mask once a week for the best results.

The best way to fix dry scalp

Finally, it is always better to keep your scalp stay hydrated rather than struggling with how to fix dry scalp when it happens. These are useful pieces of advice for healthy scalp and hair.

  • Protect your hair from the sun: Contamination with ultraviolet radiation is one of the causes of dry hair, so you should carefully cover your hair when out.
  • Drink plenty of water: You need to consume 2 to 3 liters of water a day, drink plenty early in the morning and less in the evening. Also, remember to avoid alcohol and coffee.
  • Prepare a nutritious diet: Your diet should be diverse with foods such as nuts, eggs, dairy products, and soya, etc. These foods provide iron, zinc, vitamin, omega-3 for a healthy scalp.

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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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Shoe Lifespan: How Often Should You Replace Them?

By Guest Blogger Sarah J.

Shoe Lifespan: How Often Should You Replace Them?

 

Our shoes are some of the most useful and desired possessions we own.  A good pair of running or tennis shoes is a must for every person, especially those who exercise or participate in any activity that has us on our feet for some time. When we find shoes that offer us the right support, it may be hard to say goodbye to them, but unfortunately, every pair of good shoes has a lifespan.

 

Why Replace?

 

Wearing shoes beyond their life limit can actually hurt your feet.  The lack of support is caused by the compressing of the cushioning and the shrinking of the sole from the many thousands of steps you may have taken. Shin splints and plantar fasciitis are a few of the issues that can be caused by shoes that no longer offer what you need.

 

Signs It’s Time

 

There are some obvious signs to look for if you are concerned your shoes are too worn to be used. The soles become thinner and don’t offer as much support as they once did.  The tread may be little or bare which can cause slipping hazards, and the interior of the shoe may show signs of wear, especially if you walk using one side of your foot more than the other.

 

If you look at your shoes and see wrinkles along the bottom or the sides of the sole, then it is time to replace them.  This means the support cushions have been broken down. Also, if the top of the shoe around the ankle has any wrinkles, dents, or appear to be worn, it may be time to look for a new pair as well.

 

Timeline for Shoes

 

Shoes do have a lifespan. Runners and athletes go through shoes much more quickly than the average person.  If your shoes display any of the signs of the damage mentioned above or if you run approximately four days per week, then you should consider replacing your shoes every six months.  It is also a good idea to invest in more than one pair so you can alternate them.

 

Rotating between pairs will help extend their lifespan and your wallet’s contents as well. Consider having two or more pairs ready to go.  Old shoes can also be recycled or given away if there is any life left in them. Old shoes can be used around the house as well, especially for outdoor work such as yard work.

 

Take Care of Your Shoes

 

Caring for your shoes can extend their life a bit. It is important that your shoes dry between use. Otherwise, you may get Athletes foot or a fungus. If you decide to wash them using a washing machine, let them air dry instead of using the dryer. The heat from a dryer and the constant motion can cause extra wear and a faster breakdown of the shoes.

 

If your insoles become flat or unsupportive, try using sole inserts which have different support points that can suit your needs. Keep in mind that if the exterior is too broken down, then the inserts won’t be useful at all.

 

Our beloved shoes are selected because of their comfort, size, and appearance. There are shoes for everyone, including workout gurus, athletes, avid walkers, etc. They do have a lifespan, but with some decent care and an extra pair or two, you can extend the life of your shoes.  Watch out for signs such as wrinkling or wearing of the sole and tread.  These are red flags that it may be time for a more comfortable and supportive replacement.

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Bio: Sarah writes for https://kickschoice.com. She wants to spread awareness about foot and leg health so that people can take better care of the limbs that support their whole body.

 

Confidence Is Key: Addressing Your Causes Of Low Self-Esteem

Confidence Is Key: Addressing Your Causes Of Low Self-Esteem

Sadly, I encounter too many girls that grow up with low self-esteem issues. This doesn’t mean they hate everything about themselves and wish they looked entirely different. It can mean there are a couple of things that really get them down and they pray they can change. When you think like this, you lose confidence in yourself. It can make you not want to go out as much as you don’t like the way you look.

Confidence is the key to living a happy and fulfilling life, so it’s time you got yours back! I’ve listed some of the main causes of low self-esteem, with some tips on how to address them for good.

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Your Eyebrows

I remember the days when almost nobody cared about their eyebrows. Nowadays, they’re a crucial part of everyone’s look. If you’re born with really light eyebrows, it can be torture for you as it looks like you have none. Likewise, some people have really bushy eyebrows or ones in bad shape – there are loads of possibilities. Fixing an eyebrow issue can vary depending on how bad it is. For poorly shaped ones, it’s just a case of plucking and adjusting the style. You can draw on eyebrows if they’re too light, or get a permanent eyebrow tattoo. If you have a little click here, you can see a whole article I wrote about one type of eyebrow treatment called a Brow Lift. Check it out if you’re conscious of your brows and want to improve the way they look.

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Your Body

This is a very vague point because there are so many elements of your body that cause self-esteem issues. Some people wish they weren’t so heavy, and think they’re fat. Others want to have a bigger bum or more toned legs. There are plenty of girls that want bigger breasts or slimmer arms. Most of, if not all, of these problems, can be solved with a healthy diet and exercise. Plus, as seen on Top9Rated, you can get natural breast enhancement products too. Whatever your body problems may be, there’s always a way to fix them and make you feel more confident when you’re stood naked in front of a mirror.

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Your Hair

Your hair is another part of you that causes most low self-esteem issues. We want a thick head of healthy hair, but sometimes that’s not what we have. Thankfully, dealing with this issue is very easy. There are lots of natural hair treatments you can try, such as using coconut oil to condition your hair. You could also take vitamins like biotin to help strengthen your hair and make it look better too.

No matter what issues you have with the way you look, there are always ways to address them. Stop being so negative about your appearance, focus on the things you like about yourself, and improve the things you dislike. This will make you more confident, and you’ll feel so great for once. You’ll walk down the street with this newfound confidence, and it makes you feel elated.

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It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop: Tips For Creating The Rihanna Look

It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop: Tips For Creating The Rihanna Look

Whether you like Rihanna’s style or your kids want to look like her, everyone is guaranteed to have a lot of fun during the process. Some fantastic tips on this page should assist all readers in making sure they create the hip-hop look without breaking the bank or spending a fortune. Use some of the suggestions below to ensure you leave no stone unturned, and whoever gets the makeover ends up stunning their friends. By the way, it’s okay to pretend you’re reading this article for the benefit of your kids if you don’t want to admit to replicating Rihanna’s style as an adult. People will understand.

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Get a weave

When it comes to creating the Rihanna look rather than a personal style, ladies and girls will want to make sure they get the right hairstyle. As the star uses a weave, that’s probably where most of you will want to start. Weaves work by twisting and knotting real and artificial hair together. Most regular hairdressers don’t offer that service, and so it’s sensible to search online for someone who does. Anyone who uses that idea will have to ensure they don’t wash the weave too often or it will come undone. When you consider that some professionals charge over $200 for a decent design, you’ll see that it makes sense to keep it in the best condition for as long as possible.

Buy oversized jackets

Rihanna has become famous for wearing lots of oversized coats during her career. Experts suggest she probably buys items around two sizes too big for the results she achieves. So, that’s something any Rihanna wannabes will have to consider when creating their outfits according to writers at harpersbazaar.com. Denim is always a top choice for the star, but anyone can search for images online to see her wearing leather and lots of other materials. For the best prices, it’s sensible to use the internet and check out specialist hip-hop-style urban clothing brands. Some of them might even have a Rihanna section.

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Flash the bling

There is no getting away from the fact that the Rihanna look isn’t complete without lots of bling. The designers over at frostnyc.com say Rihanna probably spends more cash on jewelry than any other women in the hip-hop world today. Of course, most people reading this post won’t want to pay $100,000 just to look like their favorite star. So, be sure to shop around and check out budget retailers who don’t charge the earth for their products. If you spend a few hundred dollars on diamonds here and there, it’s not the end of the world. Just act surprised when you see the credit card bill!

Those ideas should assist all readers in making a start when it comes to creating the Rihanna look. For more inspiration, just search her name on Google and take a look at some of the images. There are thousands available, and so you’re guaranteed to find something that tickles your urban taste buds. Whatever happens, just have fun with the idea!

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Chemical Hair Dye Alternatives

Chemical Hair Dye Alternatives

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Our hair is one of the most obvious things about our appearance. It’s often the first thing that people notice, and when we’re having a literal bad hair day, it can sap all of our self-confidence. When we’re having a good hair day, then the opposite is true: we feel on top of the world.

Hair, left to its own devices, doesn’t change much. That’s why millions of people every year choose to color their hair in the hopes of sending their self-confidence into the stratosphere. However, there’s a downside to hair dyeing — actually there’s a few downsides. Hair dye is expensive, tough to maintain, can bring forth dangerous allergic reactions, and contains a number of chemicals many people don’t want to put near their heads.

So if you want to forgo traditional, chemical dyes, what are your choices?

Natural Plant Dyes

Do you want to be a literal natural beauty when it comes to your hair color? There are three plant dyes which are used to change the color of your hair. The one that you pick depends on the color results you want.

Henna

Henna turns hair red, though the exact shade is dependent on your natural color. If you’re a blond, then the color will be very bright and vivid. On brunettes, it’s usually more subtle, though still noticeable. Henna can be done at home, though you’ll need to set aside at least three hours. It’s easy to make a mistake the first time, so do a strand test first to ensure you’re happy with the color and have an idea of what you’re doing. Once on your hair, henna is permanent, and notoriously difficult to dye over. If you choose henna, you’re committing to several years as a redhead, so be sure before you use it!

Indigo

Indigo is a black pigment. It is often used with henna to tone down the brightness of the red of blonde and light brown hair, or by itself if the user wants raven hair. Like henna, it’s tricky and messy to use, but the results are often beautiful.

Cassia

Cassia isn’t really a dye; it’s more of a conditioning treatment. As well as the conditioning benefits, it will also lighten hair — but this will only be noticeable for those who are already blonde or gray. For everyone else, it’s still worth using cassia due to its conditioning and softening ability; just don’t expect platinum hair to result from an application.

Extensions

Extensions are somewhat limited in what they can do for your hair color. If you’re graying at the roots, then they’re not going to be able to help much. However, if you’re just wanting to change hair color to experiment with something different, extensions come into their own. With tape in hair extensions, you can create the oh-so-popular ombre or balayage looks from the comfort of your own home — and without a drop of dye needed to be applied.

Coffee

Coffee has long been used to darken hair and can be very effective. However, unlike the plant dyes, the effect is temporary. This might be a benefit to you, of course; you can go brunette for a weekend then wash back to your normal color by Monday!

The above list should help you to find a way of changing the color of your hair without the need for a stern chemical cocktail of dye. Happy coloring!

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Dangers That Can Stop Healthy Aging

Dangers That Can Stop Healthy Aging

Aging isn’t optional. It happens us all. There is no stopping the march of time. However, we can ensure that we age in the healthiest way possible, and to do this, you will need to avoid the following dangers. Read on to find out more.

Not eating well

If it’s true, and we really are what we eat, we had better make sure that we are eating well. Especially as we get older, as what we consume can have a major impact on our health and wellbeing in our later years.

In fact, there are quite a few books out there on what to eat to maintain your health into your twilight years. As well as some specific advice on what to do about age-related conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, and dementia.

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Some specialists encourage an organic diet as well, as this ensures that unnecessary chemicals entering the body are minimized. As this is something that can speed up DNA degeneration, responsible for disease and illness. So, it is vital to consider carefully what you are consuming to stay healthy as you age.

Not asking for help

The thing is that as we get older, we can also get a little stubborn. That means we might be less inclined to ask for help when we need it. Even if we could really benefit from some advice or support from others.

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One way to get that support and look after health is to review sites like medicalert.systems for options on medical alarms. These are electronic alerts that allow you to notify someone if you are having a health difficulty, even it’s it hard for your to reach the phone. This can really help you minimize the danger of being left alone with no assistance if you do become ill. Something can have a long-term effect on your health if not treated with speed and accuracy. So if stubbornness is getting in your way, remember there is no shame in asking for the help you need.

Not moving your body

A sedentary lifestyle is bad for us and is especially so as we age. Some people refer to this as the: “Use it or lose phenomena.” Meaning if you don’t use your ability to move and exercise, it’s all too easy to get out of shape and lose them altogether. Something that is likely to have a negative effect on your health. Causing things like weight gain, muscle wastage, and even mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.

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So that means finding doable ways to involve movement in your everyday life. Don’t stress though, you don’t have to start running Ironmans, or spend hours on an exercise bike every day if you don’t want to. Instead look for activities like the ones at bodybuilding.com that get your blood pumping and the oxygen moving around your body, that you enjoy. This could be taking regular walks or hikes in local beauty spots, or going dancing with your friends. As all of these sorts of activities will ensure that you are moving your body and looking preserving your health in the best way possible.

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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.