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These Simple Habits Can Help You Look and Feel Younger

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These Simple Habits Can Help You Look and Feel Younger

by Guest Blogger, Dana B.

Ever feel like you’re 35 going on 65? Feeling older than you actually are is usually a strong indicator that you need to change your lifestyle habits. Aside from the emotional impacts, feeling older can mean that your physical health is being affected by your everyday habits. Still, it can be tricky knowing which advice to follow when it comes to healthy aging, The best lifestyle changes to make are ones that are backed by research, like the ones below.

Eat More Gut Healthy Foods

Listening to your gut is crucial for important decisions, but it can also be important for healthy aging. According to Gaiam, there are several links between gut health and overall health, including inflammation and lowered immunity, but these changes can be easily reversed to promote healthier aging. While supplements and treating infections are helpful, you can also turn to gut healthy foods to restore the balance in your own internal microbiome. Most people already know that yogurt contains healthy bacteria, but it’s possible to boost gut health with garlic, almond milk, pickles and even dark chocolate. These vitamin-, probiotic- and prebiotic-rich foods either contain the same gut-healthy bacteria or helpful fiber, both of which can help maintain balance in your digestive system.

Find Ways to Maintain Hydration

You’ve heard it over and over again: Hydration is important. Although you may recognize this importance, you may not fully understand the benefits of hydration for your mind and body, especially when it comes to feeling older. For example, hydration can provide an energy boost, improve the appearance of skin, and even promote weight loss. So, you will look and feel younger, no matter your real age. Drinking all that water can be a challenge for many folks, though, which is why it’s useful to have some hydration tricks to make yourself drink more often. Pack a large water bottle in your bag before you head off to work, or add some fruit to your water, to make staying hydrated less daunting and something you start to look forward to each day.

Always Wear Sunscreen When Outside

When people who look and feel younger talk about their habits, they also tend to emphasize the importance of sunscreen use. That means wearing SPF any time you’re going to be out in the sun. Damaging UV rays—which can cause changes to skin appearance and skin cancer—are present whether you can see them or not, and seeing skin damage in the mirror can definitely make you feel older. The next time you’re going to be outside in the daytime, dermatologists recommend applying sunscreen that contains SPF 15 or 30; anything higher might actually provide false skin protection against the sun’s rays.

Stop Following Every Fad Diet

Maintaining a healthy weight can help you look and feel better. If you’re turning to fad diets to achieve that trim body, however, you may actually be risking your health. For instance, one fad diet claims that you can eat bentonite clay (volcanic ash) to help you lose weight, but according to Dr. Anton Emmanuel, gastroenterologist, you’re putting your digestive system, kidneys and heart at risk of failing. So if you want to change your diet, just focus on eating whole, nutritious meals that you can easily prepare at home or obtain from a delivery service if it’s in your budget.

If you Google “healthy aging,” you’re bound to be bombarded by a lot of wellness fads and complicated information. Really, though, looking and feeling younger just takes some simple changes to your basic everyday habits. So drink more water, wear sunscreen, and eat foods that will nourish your gut, your body and your overall health. Because those little, research-backed habits really can help you age better and feel younger.

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The Top 5 Natural Skin Care Tips for Aspiring Models

The Top 5 Natural Skin Care Tips for Aspiring Models

As you enter the exciting and glamorous world of modeling, you will notice that clients and modeling or talent agents will always take a good look at your face first as you enter the room. Because of this, it is important to maintain flawless, glowing skin that will help you stand out from the competition and give you a higher chance of getting the job.

As such, regardless of your age, if you want to become a successful model, you need to take care of your skin. You must develop the right habits to maintain soft and healthy skin with a clear, glowing complexion.

Having healthy, flawless skin, however, does not mean spending a fortune on expensive beauty products. To have a beautiful face that stands out, follow these tried-and-tested natural skin care tips:

1.    Drink more water.

Ensuring that you are always properly hydrated is one of the simplest yet most effective techniques in maintaining a youthful, radiant, and beautiful complexion.

Drinking eight or up to 10 glasses of water every day will help improve the texture and complexion of your skin. It will also keep wrinkles at bay and prevent dryness since you will be fully hydrated inside and out.

To reach your required water intake throughout the day, always bring a large bottle of water with you. Consider adding cucumbers, a squeeze of lemon, or a sprig of mint to your water so that you will have a more refreshing, flavorful natural beverage that you will always want to drink.

2.    Break a sweat regularly.

Sweating daily by working out will give your body several benefits.

For one, breaking a sweat every day will help you shed pounds and maintain a healthy weight. Moreover, after healthy perspiration, you will feel a glow that is great for your skin. This is the result of more blood and nutrients flowing to the surface of your epidermis. This, in turn, stimulates and keeps your complexion young and radiant.

Additionally, whenever you sweat, you flush out toxins and open up pores, which are all excellent for your skin.

If you don’t feel like working out, head to a spa and book a sauna bath instead. It is an excellent way to sweat and relax at the same time, which is fantastic for rewarding yourself and practicing self-compassion.

3.    Reduce your sugar intake.

Studies show that sugar can cause breakouts. This unhealthy ingredient speeds up aging as well since it encourages the premature appearance of wrinkles and fine lines through the process called glycation.

Under glycation, the sugar you consumed will enter your bloodstream and form molecules that destroy collagen and elastin. This process will then cause your skin to lose elasticity and make it more prone to wrinkles and lines.

By avoiding sweets or reducing your intake, you can prevent the signs of premature aging on your skin. You will then maintain a youthful, lovely face — one that will easily impress anyone who sees you.

4.    Remove makeup properly before bedtime.

To maintain healthy, radiant skin, never go to bed with your makeup on. If you do, the harmful substances will clog your pores and prevent the skin from breathing. These two do nothing good for your skin.

If you want to be sure you have completely removed all the makeup from your face, double cleanse. This means using milk, foam, or gel cleanser with natural ingredients to remove the remaining bacteria, dirt, or debris in your pores.

By taking the time to thoroughly remove makeup from your face before sleeping, you will ensure you have great, healthy skin all the time.

5.    Exfoliate and moisturize naturally.

Finally, removing dead epidermis is essential to maintaining smooth, bright skin. To do this effectively at home, try dry brushing.

Use a natural bristle brush to remove the dry or dead epidermis. Afterward, take a shower and get rid of any excess dry skin by exfoliating with a homemade natural scrub such as green tea or sugar and salt body scrub.

After exfoliating, make sure you use a moisturizer. Again, use something natural such as avocado, coconut oil, shea butter, and aloe.

By doing these at least twice weekly, you will get soft, radiant skin. However, if you have sensitive skin, do this only once a week.

To get far in the competitive world of modeling, always take care of your two most valuable assets: your face and skin. You can do this by following the tips above.

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AUTHOR BIO

Adam Jacobs is the Managing Director of Bubblegum Casting, the longest running agency specialising in babies, children and teen talent in Australia. Bubblegum Casting works with some of Australia’s biggest brands, media properties, and agencies to secure talented children to work in Television, Film and Modelling roles.

Makeup Trends For A/W 19/20

Makeup Trends For A/W 19/20

Spring and summer are full of glitters and brights. The glossy lip, highlighter that speaks to you on a deep soul level, beach wave hair… It’s relaxing, colorful, and glowing.

But then when autumn and winter hit, the sky is a little let bright, the air isn’t as warm, and the trends begin to change. Skincare routines change too. The moisturizer you use needs to be a little thicker because the cold can chap your lips and skin pretty quickly. Those once loose and lovely beach waves get blown around and get frustrating.

But! Never fear, because your A/W trends list is here.

Barely-There

There is always space for the ‘no makeup, makeup look.’ And thanks to all of the beautiful youtube influencers, we have the perfect guides on how to achieve it. Shout out to Tati Westbrook for her gorgeous tutorial.

This is a runway classic that comes back year after year.

The makeup is lightly glowing, soft and the pops of spring neon yellow are replaced with soft smoked out nudes. It is the perfect time to pick up a new eyeshadow palette too. Well-nourished lips look plumper and healthy, and you can achieve it with a simple balm and a small blob of gloss in the middle of the bottom lip.

Swapping black mascara for a brown one keeps the look soft and natural too.

Glitter

Twice a year it (or more if you love it) glitter reigns queen. Festival season, where more is more and the festive season – where there is no such thing as too sparkly.

Keeping the rest of the face minimal, eyes were beaming on the runway. There is nothing subtle about glitter coated eyelids, so you can go all out when the mood takes you. OR, you can skip the eyes and try a glitter lip.

Halpern, Dries Van Noten and Rodarte took the glitter bold and beautiful.

The good news is you can find planet friendly glitter, and eye-safe glitter – so if you’ve been skipping the pretty plastic flakes for the sake of the planet – then fear not, you’re covered.

Bolds

But very subdued. Which seems like it just isn’t going to make sense, but Guy Laroche put paid to that. Replacing a black winged liner with a bright red. Again, the rest of the face was soft and dewy, making the bold swipe of color the star of the show.

If you already have a feel for the color you’d like to try then grab a colored eyeliner and get some practice in. If the only color you have on your face is your eyeliner, those wings need to be razor sharp.

If a winged liner is not your thing, then a light dusting of green or deep blue slightly blended out from the corner of the eye is rather eye-catching.

Gold

Ah, the true old faithful of A/W – any year, ever.

You can opt for a more metallic eye, with foils and creams or a softer look with gold used with browns and taupes. Just remember if you’re using creams and foils without a good primer, they can settle in the lines of your eyelids and age your eyes.

For a dramatic look, get the eyeliner out and smoke out that perfect line.

Big Lashes

Some of us love them, others – not so much. But if you spend some time working on your application now, you might just find come winter you are an eyelash master.

If falsies are too much faff, then pick up a volumizing mascara, and if you want to go even bigger – something with fiber.

If you remember the royal blue mascara from the ’90s, then you might love the next trend in lashes. Hot pink, white and blacks with a purple or blue hue. The rest of the face remaining subtly made up.

Lips

This probably doesn’t even need to be mentioned anymore but berries, reds and ultra glossy glosses and the go-tos.

However, the K-beauty smudged lips are pretty gorgeous. If you aren’t one for those perfectly lined lips, then the soft bloom of color that the smudged lip gives you is perfect. The hap-hazard style isn’t for everyone, as it can come off as unfinished rather than youthful.

Mattes be gone! A/W will see the rise of the gloss. Leaving lips looking moisturized, soft and hydrated rather than the dry matte look from the previous months.

So there you have it, the significant makeup trends for your autumn/winter of 2019 and early 2020. A nude base with some gorgeous twists.

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Skin Care: What Are You Putting In Your Bloodstream?

Skin Care: What Are You Putting In Your Bloodstream?

By Guest Blogger, Emily F.

Naturally based skin-care is on the rise, and it makes sense as to why. Your skin is your bodies largest organ. Anything you put on your skin is absorbed into your bloodstream within 26 seconds. Majority of products on the market today are made up of 95% fillers, such as crude oil and animal byproduct. The harsh chemicals and ingredients found in certain skin care and beauty products are linked to many health problems such as eczema, cancer, hormone interruption, neurological diseases, and birth defects. Arbonne, a company that believes in the power of naturally based products, does not regulate over 2000 chemicals from being used in their products. The U.S. only prohibits the use of 10.

If you are looking for a healthier alternative that will have your skin glowing, looking young and refreshed, you are going to want to get your hands on some of Arbonne’s vegan skincare! Start off with cleansing your face with RE9 Advanced Prepwork Micellar Water. Micelles (tiny bunches of molecules) in this formula trap dirt, makeup and daily grime while coconut water conditions skin with hydration. After you get all the dirt and grime off your face, go in with the RE9 Advanced Skincare set. You’ll see results in just 24 hours! Who doesn’t want radiant, firm, hydrated and smooth skin that will only continue to improve over time? This skincare set, along with Arbonne’s others, are believed in by dermatologists. Don’t miss out on this anti-aging skincare, opportunity.

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Replace Dark Circles Under Eyes for Men with Confidence Today

Replace Dark Circles Under Eyes for Men with Confidence Today

If you’re looking for tips and tricks on combating dark circles under eyes men, look no further.

Gentlemen, if you carry dark circles around your eyes, this post is for you.

Just about nothing lowers a man’s self-esteem and confidence like those pesky dark circles around your eyes.

Thankfully:

Getting rid of them doesn’t have to be complicated.

In fact, here’s a natural solution you can use to remove and fade your dark circles under eyes for men fast.

One of the biggest culprits to age spots on your skin (such as dark circles around your eyes) is the sun.

I know it may be hard to imagine but the sun plays a predominant role in accelerating the aging and tear-down of your skin’s natural youth and health.

One of the quickest (and easiest) solutions for warding off UV damage from the sun against your eyes is to simply wear sunglasses outdoors!

Wearing sunglasses doesn’t only make you look better, it also helps to keep the incredibly delicate skin surrounding your eyes from losing its vitality and youth.

As an added bonus:

Wearing sunglasses will even help to prevent you from squinting which can lead to crow’s feet.

In the meantime, your skin will finally have the chance and opportunity it needs to slowly repair itself over time.

The truth is:

Reaching for your favorite pair of sunglasses only takes a few seconds for a lifetime of healthier, more vibrant skin.

Here are even more tips and tricks for fading off your dark circles under eyes for men fast.


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Treating Milia Spots Naturally

Treating Milia Spots Naturally

What is Milia?

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Milia spots are little white spots on your skin usually found around the eyes or lips. These annoying, tiny cysts are produced by an over production of keratin. Some folks call them milk spots.

The Medical Option.

There’s a safe effective way doctors remove milia from your skin by using a scalpel and shaving down the area to expose the cysts. Treatment is fairly painless, but can have a good price tag attached to it.

Natural Remedies for Milia that Work.

Two options we have seen work might not have permanent results, but neither does going under the knife, sometimes. Cysts of any kind are tricky… if the sack isn’t removed completely, a cyst can refill. These natural options don’t remove the sack, but can dry up and reduce the fluid inside.

Tea Tree.

Tea tree oil has plenty of benefits. Using tea tree oil on a cotton ball and placing for several minutes on the infected area can shrink milia. This process is almost immediate in appearance. The results only last a few days, but the process is safe and effective to be repeated every so many days. Be sure to stay away from the eyes. The fumes from tea tree are strong and can burn your eyes. Do not ingest tea tree oil. And if you are sensitive to tea tree, add a few drops of a carrier oil like olive or coconut oil to reduce the potency.

Castor Oil.

Castor oil is a great moisturizer for your skin. The oil is extremely thick and sticky. It’s a great oil to ingest if your constipated. However, the benefits for using it on the outside of your body are pretty amazing as well. Castor oil can give your skin a deep glow when used once. But not only that, recurring use where needed has been known to reduce milia. Not entirely sure why castor oil dries out milia when moisturizing the rest of your skin, but the results are hard to argue with. And, opposed to tea tree, the result seem to last longer than just a few days.

So if you are having issues with milk spots or milia consult with your doctor on your best options. You may find that going with one of these natural remedies just might be your best option!

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How to Get Rid of Dandruff Naturally and Easily

How to Get Rid of Dandruff Naturally and Easily

Don’t you just hate dandruff shampoos? If you are battling with a dandruff problem, your initial reaction might be to reach for a dandruff shampoo. And there is nothing wrong with that. But the problem is, some dandruff shampoos make matters worse. They can dry your hair, make your scalp skin itchy and irritated, and generally worsen your condition. Natural ways for how to get rid of dandruff, on the other hand, are a much better option. For one, you know you are getting an antifungal and antimicrobial solution.

Why we get dandruff?

Dandruff can be a result of many things. The most common causes of dandruff include dry scalp or a condition that is medically known as “seborrheic dermatitis”. Another common cause of dandruff is sensitivity to hair products. Just think of all the hair products you use on a regular basis. Do you know how harmful they can be to your hair? All those gels, creams, sprays, and so on.

Last, but not least, and this is where natural remedies help, is the growth of a specific type of fungus. There are many over the counter products that can treat dandruff, but we firmly believe in natural products. If you want to get rid of the itchy scalp and flakiness, here are a couple of solutions that work wonderfully in eliminating dandruff.

Aspirin

The first association of aspirin is a “headache remedy”. Well, aspirin can do much more than help you with your migraine and headache problems. Aspirin contains salicylic acid, an ingredient found in many dandruff shampoos.

For this remedy, all you have to do is crush two aspirins to a fine powder. Add the aspirin to the normal amount of shampoo you use to wash your hair. Leave the mixture on your hair the next time you wash for one to two minutes, and then rinse well.  Wash again with plain shampoo.

Tea tree oil

One of the best antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial natural remedies is tea tree oil. This has been proven over and over again. Just a pinch of the oil is more than enough to combat any bacterial infection.

To use tea tree oil, just add a few drops of the oil to your favorite shampoo. Wash your hair normally, and you will notice results within two weeks. In addition to treating dandruff, tea tree oil can help with many other skin and hair conditions, like greasiness, unpleasant smell, itchiness, and more.

Apple cider vinegar

Many people around the world swear by apple cider vinegar as their go-to dandruff remedy. It is all thanks to the acidity of the vinegar, which changes the pH value of your scalp. That makes harder for yeast and fungus to grow.

For this remedy, you need to mix ¼ of a cup of apple cider vinegar, and ¼ cup of water. Mix them in a spray bottle, and spritz on your scalp. Wrap your head in a towel, and then allow the solution to work for 15 minutes. Wash and rinse your hair as usual after that. Repeat the treatment two times per week.

Baking soda

Baking soda and apple cider vinegar are widely known as the cheapest remedies in your household. And both help with dandruff. We explained how you can use apple cider vinegar.

For baking soda, you need to wet your hair and then rub a handful of the remedy vigorously into your scalp. Do not apply any shampoo. Just rinse your hair and baking soda will help eliminate all of the dandruff-causing fungi in your hair. Fair notice: in the beginning, you might notice your scalp and hair is a little dried out. But that will sort out in a few weeks, as your scalp will start producing natural oils. After that, your hair will be softer and free of flakes. Of course, you can apply conditioner if you want to speed up the process.

Garlic

Now, the thought of applying garlic to your hair might be a bit repulsive. We understand that. But you have to remember, garlic has more potent and powerful antimicrobial properties than antibiotics. This is what makes garlic a superfood, and a great dandruff remedy.

Just crush some garlic and rub it into your scalp. You can add some honey to avoid the potent smell of the garlic. Massage the remedy for a few minutes, and then rinse and wash as usual.

Mouthwash

Why do we use mouthwash? Well, to get rid of bacteria in our mouth. So, with that logic, you can use it to get rid of bacteria in your scalp.

Wash your hair with a regular shampoo, and then rinse with an alcohol-based mouthwash. Apply conditioner afterward.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is one of the more tested and well-proven remedies for dandruff. Bonus points: it smells nice when you apply to your hair.

To use coconut oil, massage 3 tablespoons of the remedy into your scalp before showering. Let it sit for one hour, and then apply shampoo and wash your hair as you normally do. You can even wash your hair with a coconut oil based shampoo, which gives you more powerful results.

Olive oil

Another oil you can use for getting rid of dandruff is olive oil. It is a well-known folk remedy. How to use it? Just massage 10 drops of olive oil into your scalp, and then cover your head with a shower cap. Leave it to stay overnight. In the morning, wash your hair as you normally do with shampoo.

Of course, you can also buy a shampoo that contains olive oil for maximum results.

Lemons

If you have lemons on hand, you might have the best dandruff remedy in your kitchen. Squeeze some lemons, and then massage 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice into your scalp. Rinse with water. Follow with stirring 1 teaspoon of lemon juice into 1 cup of water, and rinse your hair with that as well. Repeat the treatment on a daily basis until you get rid of dandruff completely.

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Winter skin feeling chapped?

Winter skin feeling chapped?

 

Staying hydrated during winter months is a necessity. Seriously, doing these simple things will help improve your skin drastically.

 

Drinking water like its hot is the start to great skin. Indoor heat can deplete your system quickly causing you to dry out.

 

You aren’t the only thing losing moisture. With the heater running during a lot during the winter nights, it’s sucking the water out of the air. To replace the water vapors in the air, you should place a vase of clean water near the heater to replenish water back into the air. It’s like an instant humidifier.

 

Adding oils into your diet like, olive, coconut or sunflower with also keep skin hydrated when the cold tries to zap all your moisture. Be sure to cook with nourishing oils instead of plain vegetable oil when you can.

 

For rough skin surfaces, I suggest trying oils on the skin as well. Putting coconut on the lips can keep them plump and soft. However, coconut oil or olive oil on the hands can leave a slippery surface until it is soaked in. Some folks however, feel it doesn’t penetrate as deeply as needed in the winter.

 

If that’s the case, for sever chapped skin that isn’t broken, talk to your doctor or pharmacy about trying a heavy duty cream like Biafine. This product is great for all types of issues like, diaper rash, burns and especially restoring moisture into the skin.

 

An extra added bonus… In France, Biafine has even been known to reduce fine lines and wrinkles! Honestly, don’t let the price scare you away. Remember, most times, you get what you pay for. And just a small amount goes along way, whether it’s on a baby’s bum or on the fine lines of mum… (Yeah, I couldn’t help myself.)

 

So if you’re combating the harsh results of winter, remember, hydrate is key. If you need an extra layer of moisture, talk to your doc or pharmacist about creams like Biafine to keep your skin feeling supple this season. 

 

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How to “Lift” Your Face with Makeup

How to “Lift” Your Face with Makeup

 

One of the most frustrating things about getting older is how your skin sags and facial features droop due to the loss of collagen and the pull of gravity. Apart from these, fine lines and wrinkles contribute to a more tired appearance. Lastly, puffiness and darkness, especially around the eyes, complete the aging setback.

 

Because of these, applying makeup can prove to be quite tricky.

 

How do you prevent your foundation from settling into the enlarged pores and the fine lines around your face? Likewise, how do you prevent colour from emphasising the downward direction of your features?

 

Although makeup can be a problem for aging skin, it is also the solution. The right products and techniques can instantly give the face a tighter and more lifted appearance. Therefore, if your makeup application process has ceased to enhance your features because of your more mature skin, learn the professionals’ “facelift with makeup” secrets. Here are some of them:

 

1. Prep the skin with a silicone-based primer

Silicone not only makes makeup application easier because it creates a velvety soft canvas, but it also fills in pores and fine lines.

 

But silicone-based primers are not created the same. Choose a formulation for more mature skin such as Lancome’s La Base Pro Perfecting Makeup Primer and Bobbi Brown’s Vitamin Enriched Face.

 

It is worth noting that the right primer also provides added hydration to the skin and ensures the lovely longevity of the other products used on the face.

 

2. Apply a light formula concealer that has a brightening effect

This type of concealer does not cake up and easily settle into fine lines. Plus, certain formulations provide a cooling effect to help diminish the appearance of puffy eyes.

 

Just dab it with your ring finger to spread it evenly across the undereye area and to blur the edges. Do the same for other parts of the face where there are some broken capillaries, redness, and lines such as the sides of the nose and the mouth.

 

3. Use a foundation for your skin type and apply with a wet sponge

A wet makeup sponge is best to use if you want a poreless finish. Also, it will allow you to build up your foundation (as necessary) so much better. But when you build up to pack on coverage, do so slowly and pinpoint the areas that need it. It is always better to use less foundation on mature skin.

 

If your foundation still looks a bit thick, ditch the makeup sponge and use your clean middle or ring finger to sheer out the product and create a more natural skin-like finish.

 

A professional makeup artist for fashion magazines also advises bringing the foundation down to the neck. The uniformity of colour creates the illusion of tighter and younger-looking skin.

 

4. Draw a vertical line using a concealer from the forehead down to the outer edges of your eyebrows, eyes and jaw

 

 

Restricting your face products within the outer edge section of your face will create the optical illusion of a lifted face. No more blush on the apples of the cheeks – keep it to the sides and much higher on your cheekbones.

 

As for the highlighter, it is best to apply right above the cheekbones – preferably, from the outer corner of your eyes to the temples.

For the contour, brushing it lightly above the curve of the hollows of your cheeks and up to the top part of your ears can outwork the appearance of sagging lower cheeks and jaws.

 

If you want to make thinning hair or receding hairline less obvious with contour, use Kevyn Aucoin’s tip of applying bronzer a little heavier on the temples and going lighter as you reach your hairline. Follow the shape of a tilted triangle and you automatically get that lift and look of a “younger forehead.”

 

5. Lift hooded eyes by sweeping and blending contour shadow much higher

The trick most pros use to lift hooded eyes is by extending the outer V of the eyes with matte neutral eyeshadow (usually brown). Soften that shadow up by brushing the colour in a wiper motion and bringing the colour higher up the lid reaching the brow bone, and extending it to the end of the brow.

 

Another option is to use a complementing yet lighter eyeshadow hue to the contour colour and create a gradient effect that makes the eyes look more open.

 

Don’t forget to highlight underneath the eyebrow to clean up the eye makeup and accentuate the arch and height of the brows.

 

 

Look young with colour

Makeup truly is that transformative.

So, if you are not keen on getting some invasive procedure done just to treat the signs of ageing, turn to makeup. Proper application and the right products are all you need to restore a lovely and youthful appearance.

 

What’s more, makeup is not only more affordable, it is a pain-free solution as well.

 

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AUTHOR BIO

Toni Malt is the Middle East’s leading international editorial makeup artist and the woman behind the highly anticipated Toni Malt Makeup Academy in the heart of Dubai, now training the next generation of key makeup artists. From minimalistic looks to freestyle artistic creations, Toni’s creative work has been published in top international fashion magazines around the world including VOGUE, ELLE, L’Officiel, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Grazia and Cosmopolitan.

 

Feeling Knotted? Here’s Why You Need A Massage

Feeling Knotted? Here’s Why You Need A Massage

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If you are always feeling like your muscles and joints are too tight this can put a downer on your day and it can also affect your ability to do simple tasks like everyone else. When it comes to being healthy and looking after your body a massage might be a great idea for you, and here’s why.

 

Relaxes the body

 

The main thing a massage can do for you is relaxing your body and making sure that you feel rested and refreshed. The job of massage therapists is to make you as comfortable as possible and this will help your muscles and joints to relieve their knots and feel flexible once again ready for exercise. Your whole body will feel amazing after a massage and it can be just what you need to hit thang reset button and feel great again.

 

Promotes sleep

 

Sleep is a huge part of life and unfortunately, many of us struggle with sleep and this can be detrimental to our health both physically and mentally. To make sure that we are healthy and happy we need sleep, and a massage can relax the body so much that you fall asleep on the table! Make sure you get a massage before bed and this will help you get a good night’s rest.

 

Improves mental health

 

Mental health is something which affects a lot of people around the world in different ways and with many, it is linked to stress. Stress on the body and the mind can take a toll on us and it can increase feelings of anxiety and depression in many people. However, when you have a massage the tension in your body will slip away and your stress levels will come right down. You can come out of there feeling calmer and happier as a person overall.

 

Keeps muscles healthy

 

Our muscles are constantly working for us every single day and they are what help us to stay fit and healthy throughout our lives. Our muscles are a big part of us and they need some TLC sometimes too. A massage promotes blood flow and healing of our muscles and it can make them stronger and healthier overall. Our muscles spend their life supporting us, so we should give back and support them once in a while.

 

Increase circulation

 

If you are the kind of person who is always boiling hot but you also always have cold feet and hands, you have poor circulation. Good circulation is crucial for our body because as blood pumps around our body oxygen is distributed to every single cell allowing it to live and thrive. A massage is a good way to increase circulation and blood flow around the body by hitting certain pressure points and pushing the blood around. It can be a huge help for circulation and keep you feeling healthy. It will also mean that you are less likely to walk around with freezing cold hands and feet all of the time which is a big win!

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