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This is a growing trend; more and more people are turning to using mineral based powder bases for their foundation. There are many reasons for this. Let us explore the benefits of using mineral based foundation.
Rich colored pigments
Mineral based foundation is simply finely ground minerals whose rich colors can provide dramatic results. Also as it is entirely mineral based, there are no fillers which are commonly used in liquid or cream based foundations nor are there artificial preservatives or chemical compounds which can cause skin reactions and allergies.
Mineral based foundation is free of impurities, which might cause allergies. Most liquid and cream based foundations include a base that is from rendered animal or plant fats, which can be a source of personal conflict for vegans or vegetarians. These fat based products also contain dyes to create a specific hue as well as preservatives to prevent them from spoiling on the shelf.
That is why professional cosmetologists tell you to replace your liquid based foundation at least once every six months, whether you have emptied the bottle or not. Liquid or cream based makeup can clog or damage pores.
All skin types and tones
Mineral foundation, due to the complexity and ability to blend microscopically small pieces of these minerals, is an excellent choice as it provides coverage for all skin types and tones.
If you have skin that reacts to just about everything you put on it, consider trying mineral based foundation. For those who have sensitive skin (whether you have damaged skin or acne pitted skin), it may even improve your skin condition.
Two of the minerals, which are often used in mineral based foundation, are zinc oxide and zinc dioxide. These minerals provide up to 20 SPF, making mineral based foundation a product that plastic surgeons and skin specialists alike recommend, especially after surgical procedures.
Using mineral makeup means that you do not have to worry if you sweat, whether from extreme heat or a good workout, mineral foundation has incredible lasting power. It can resist water, meaning that you can even go swimming without worrying about having to do your make up again when you get out of the water.
Dark circles under your eyes may leave you feeling unconfident and looking tired and stressed. To relieve the look of dark circles, bagginess, or puffiness, it is important to understand what causes these signs and symptoms and what can be done to prevent and reverse them.
Iron Supplements and Dehydration
Some circles under the eyes may be caused by a lack of iron or a condition known as anaemia. If you think may suffer from a lack of iron, you may want to try taking iron supplements. In addition, a lack of water in your system may result in tired, baggy eyes. Try consuming 6-8 glasses of water a day to improve the look of your skin overall, including, of course, the look of the skin beneath your eyes.
Dehydration and the harshness of environmental elements such as sunlight and pollution can cause the skin beneath your eyes to dry out, resulting in bags and dark circles. To prevent and reverse this effect, try using moisturizers before going to bed and soon after waking up. Moisturizers keep skin looking healthy and younger for longer
Naturally, your diet greatly affects your skin's appearance. Eating foods high in antioxidants causes your skin to appear fresh, youthful, and vibrant. Antioxidants work by countering free radicals, waste that cells give off as part of a natural process called oxidization. Eating fruits and veggies like cranberries, blueberries, and apples, and at times even drinking coffee and eating dark chocolate, provides your body with antioxidants that not only improve the look of your skin and reduce eye bagginess, but also prevents other serious conditions such as cancer and heart disease.
Though this home remedy has been around for ages, its benefits have been widely witnessed. By mildly cleaning your face in the morning and resting wet tea bags against your closed eyes, you can minimize the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, and redness; caffeine and antioxidants in tea work to reverse the effect of tiredness and wrinkles.
Spas For centuries, men and women alike have sought out the benefits of the spa. It is a place where you can find a variety of remedies for tired eyes and dark circles in just one visit. Cleansers, moistures, and salves used in spas create an ultimate stress-reducing, beauty-enhancing experience for those who seek that carefree, wide-awake look.
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Folks desiring for lighter skin are making use of skin bleaching cream. Ladies, in particular, are incorporating such creams in their daily beauty regimens. These creams can be acquired on all stores.
All kinds of skin lightening cream are obtainable in the market. You can see there prescribed to organic whitening creams. But before you think of purchasing a skin lightening cream, you should first read about the side effects of utilizing these skin whitening cream so that you can make an knowledgeable choice as to what type of cream is best appropriate for you.
Side Effects of skin bleaching cream
Hydroquinone is the only skin-lightening chemical recognized by the FDA. Skin bleaching creams may have several percentages of Hydroquinone in their compound, but any skin lightening cream with above 2% may cause side effects.
Burning sensation and skin irritation are the most common side effects of utilizing bleaching cream. Itching or reddening can also come about, but they are soft usually.
The good reason as to why this is so is that skin lightening cream products contains Mercury. Mercury is considered poisonous, and through continuous or long term use of creams with mercury, the chemical can start accumulating in the cells of the body. Mercury exposure, or poisoning, can cause to liver damage and kidney failure. Mercury can also cause skin to be hypersensitive to sunrays. Tanning beds or any sort of sun lamps should be eliminated during this time.
Skin bleaching creams using hydroquinone should not use any peroxide products like benzoyl peroxide because if peroxide and hydroquinone mix, the skin can become darkish momentarily.
Moreover, skin-whitening cream can cause allergic reactions, which will then lead to itchiness of the skin. This would not be mild; it would be intense and intolerable. Swelling and crusting can also appear on the applied area.
The use of skin lightening cream should be halted instantly if allergic reactions occur. Moreover, medical attention should be sought out if the situation is serious. Meanwhile, if the allergy is allergic contact dermatitis, then it should be good in few days after the use of bleaching cream is halted.
Spots that require whitening and removal of dead cells should only receive bleaching cream.
There is no need for you to be concerned about using lightening products because there is an answer with its side effects. If you are reluctant of using products containing hydroquinone or mercury, then look for other products that do not contain them.
When it comes to skin bleaching products, Meladerm and Dermology skin brightener cream is the household name. The reason as to why these two products are the top pick of customers is not just because it does not have Mercury, but because they just plainly function. If it worked for hundreds of people, then it can work for you. Like what I said, the alternative is simple.
To end, right use of skin bleaching cream is very essential, and directions should be implemented carefully at all times. Skin bleaching cream should be used for the short term, for no longer than one month. Large skin areas, such as the complete face, should not be bleached at once due to the probability of skin discoloration.
Exfoliation plays a major role in defying skin aging. One of the best ways to make your skin look vibrant and healthy all the time is to exfoliate dead skin cells and facilitate healthier cellular turn over. Here are some exfoliation techniques that will work in keeping your skin firmer and more vibrant:
Use Epsom Salt
Epsom salt is a relaxing ingredient. In fact, it is often infused in bath water to reduce sprain, inflammation and bruises. It also works in sloughing off dead skin cells and bringing back the vibrancy of the skin tone.
Epsom salt also has medicinal properties. It works in drawing out impurities and toxins in the body. Mix Epsom salts with a little orange juice. Apply this exfoliating treatment on your damp skin.
Try using the peel of orange
Do not discard the peel of orange. Place it on a clean parchment paper and let it dry under the sun. After it has dried up, place it in your food processor and grind it until it turns into the same consistency as brown sugar.
Add honey to ground orange peel and apply this as an exfoliating scrub to your dermis. It can help make your skin look brighter. It also works in making your skin feel softer and smoother.
Use Pineapple Rind
Pineapple is a good source of exfoliating enzymes. Exfoliating enzymes work better in removing dead skin cells compared to abrasive exfoliating treatments. The potency of enzymes in the removing dead skin cells can be attributed to their ability to dissolve the compound that binds dead skin cells to the dermis.
Just put pineapple rind in your food processor and grind it. Apply on your damp skin.
Use Alum Crystal
Pound it until it turns into a powdery consistency. After dampening your skin while taking your bath, apply alum powder. It does not only work in removing dead skin cells. It also helps make the skin look fairer and whiter. It helps remove dark blemishes.
Simple Brown Sugar
It works in sloughing off dead skin cells and leaving your skin softer and smoother.
If you want to end up with smoother and younger looking skin after exfoliation, immediately apply your anti aging moisturizer. Look for a moisturizing product that contains natural ingredients such as CynergyTK and Phytessence Wakame.
CynergyTK is an ingredient that has been taken from sheep wool. It is a good source of functional keratin. This complex protein is necessary in the production of collagen. It helps make the skin firmer and more resistant to damages.
Phytessence Wakame is a type of Japanese sea herb with the ability to prevent the sudden loss of hyaluronic acid. It plays a major role in the moisturization of collagen fibers, skin tissues and cartilages.
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Dark underarms can cause stress and embarrassment for any women, especially in hot seasons when sleeveless tops are in. Know the causes behind this problem, use these easy remedies for dark under arms, and get rid of embarrassment.
Skin problems especially regarding to beauty can make women feel conscious. Discoloration of the skin in armpits or dark underarms is one of them. There are different causes that contribute to the problem, and it may be relatively easy to remove if you are willing to take a closer look at your daily routine.
Shaving to remove underarm hair perhaps is the most common reason for dark underarms. Reason is shaving removes hair from the skin surface and the hair in sub-surface make the skin look darker. You might what to switch to other hair removal methods like waxing or plucking to get rid of unwanted hair and dark underarms.
Accumulation of dead skin cells can also cause dark underarms. We often do not exfoliate underarms skin properly and thus get darker underarms. Proper exfoliation of underarms with a product having lactic acid, can give excellent results.
Most of us use deodorants and antiperspirants for underarm odor, but these products may contain active substances that react with the skin and worsen the problem, using good branded products can be the solution of your problem.
Acanthosis nigricans is also a condition that causes discoloration of the neck, groin and underarms. Consult a doctor for its treatment.
Hyper-pigmentation is less likely to cause dark underarms, but it must also be taken into account, especially you may experience this during pregnancy due to the intense hormonal activity. However, in this case, the problem will disappear in a few months.
Skin bleaching at home can help you in getting rid of dark underarms. You can use different skin bleaching ingredients from your kitchen shelve as remedy for dark underarms. The lemon juice is probably the most popular and inexpensive among these ingredients and the best home remedy.
Apply lemon juice and a pinch of turmeric powder on dark underarms and wait for 12 min, then rinse it off. In addition, you can use lemon for exfoliation. Rub the two halves of lemon on underarms to get rid of dead cells.
Rubbing baking soda before or during bathing is another useful idea, which can help the skin if used consistently.
Sandalwood paste can also lighten the dark underarms. Simply mix a few teaspoons of sandalwood and two teaspoons of rose water and make a thick paste. Apply it for 15 to 20 minutes, and then rinse with warm water.
Coconut oil can also be useful for dark underarms, because it is rich in vitamin E, which has a number of great benefits to the skin. Coconut oil moisturizes the skin and, when used in combination with vitamin C, the effect is much stronger as it increases collagen production, without irritating the skin.
Luscious lashes have been desired and coveted since ancient times. As technology continues to progress, so do lash enhancement treatments. Every week, there seems to be a new eyelash growth serum, eyelash stimulator, eyelash conditioner, or other type of eyelash enhancement product on the market. Are eyelash growth serums safe? Do they contain drugs to make them work? What are the side effects? Are there natural alternatives?
When it came to recommending an eyelash growth stimulator to my brides, I certainly had an opinion on what works and what does not, but decided to do some further research. I was immediately overwhelmed with the amount of information out there regarding eyelash, everything. WOW! Lawsuits, formulation changes, and the use of drug-based ingredients, oh my! Could the eyelash trend become any more complicated?
What is an Eyelash Conditioner?
An Eyelash Conditioner is a product that is designed to help you achieve longer, thicker, fuller lashes. Not to be confused with Eyelash Extensions, Eyelash Conditioners usually come in a tube and are applied directly to your eyelashes or to the base of your eyelashes.
Do some Eyelash Conditioners contain "Drugs" to make them work?
Yes. Some Eyelash Conditioners do use a "drug" to make them work. The only FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved lash enhancement treatment is Latisse which is manufactured by Allergan, Inc.(the people who make Botox). Latisse contains a drug called Bimatoprost. In simple terms, Bimatoprost is a prostaglandin analog used to control the progression of glaucoma and to lengthen eyelashes.
Other cosmetic companies who previously used the prostaglandin analog Bimatoprost in their formulations and/or were perceived by the FDA to have made "drug" claims have now been required by the FDA to change their formulations and/or repackage their products.
Besides Latisse, do other Eyelash Conditioners contain a prostaglandin?
With all of the lawsuits and the publicity regarding the use of prostaglandins, the answer to this question actually did surprise me. Yes, besides Latisse, there are Eyelash Conditioners still on the market, which use a prostaglandin in their formulation. The most popular of these include: RevitaLash and LiLash. So...my recommendation is to research the side effects before using one of these products or any eyelash growth product for that matter.
The increasing popularity of chemical peels is rather worrying, especially as many are designed to be used at home. Even those carried out by cosmetic surgeons can result in some horrific side effects. Find out more about how these chemical peels work and how to find the safest and most effective alternative to them.
So, are chemical peels safe?
I would have to agree that for the most part, if the directions are followed properly or you have a competent surgeon, then these peels could be reasonably safe. The problem is that everyone is different and reacts differently.
One of the most popular types is a medium chemical peel. This involves the use of trichloroacetic acid or TCA to burn off the outer layer of your skin, leaving you with second degree burns to heal.
Many normal side effects are swelling, a bandaged face, pain, bruising, and itchy scabs. It is essential to not itch these scabs as this can lead to permanent scarring.
However, on top of these, many people have also experienced major discoloration from the acid, as it can go deep down and affect the skin's pigment. It could also mean that you are no longer able to tan in the sun and need to wear strong sunscreen at all times in the future.
Infection is another possible side effect as your immune system is temporarily subdued. Normally with the right medication afterwards, these infections tend to go away.
Common sense should tell you that putting such strong chemicals onto your skin is not a good idea. It strips away your natural oils and defences and can actually accelerate the aging process.
Some safe and natural alternatives now exist in form of skin creams. These creams help you to have healthier and younger looking skin. These are free from any harmful chemicals and contain a blend of natural extracts, powerful antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, oils, honey and much more to drench your skin in goodness.
Your collagen levels will be increased, helping to fade those fine lines and any wrinkles and thickening up your skin too. Deep down moisturizing means that your skin stays as healthy as possible and the future aging effects are kept at bay.
The natural way is always the best as it gives you a healthy and sustainable way of staying younger looking, whereas the chemical peels need updating every six months or so, further damaging your skin and its future well being.
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The spot where a zit appears can reveal a lot about your skin care routine and health condition. What causes acne in certain areas? Find out how you can prevent the formation of pimples on your chin, forehead, nose and other sections of your face as well as body. Learn more about the main factors that can generate a similar unpleasant skin condition.
There are numerous sections of the face and body to deal with when it comes to acne. Some might have acne on their nose, forehead or chin others could struggle with pimples that flooded their back, neck and other delicate spots. In order to use the A-list remedies that will restore the spotless condition of our complexion it is important to expand our knowledge on acne and skin problems.
The main factors that can generate zits are extreme weather conditions and their impact on our skin as well as an unhealthy diet, hormonal causes together with other health issues. What causes Acne in certain areas? If you're willing to dive into this skin care domain you'll have the necessary information below to finish up your detailed course on the subject of acne and use only the most efficient treatments that save you from pain and discomfort.
Back acne is generated by the hyper-activity of the sebaceous glands that produce a large amount of natural oil. The oily sebum can clog the pores, a process that leads to pimples. Tight clothes can also contribute to the formation of zits on your back. These irritate and damage the skin causing inflammation and an inappropriate skin condition. In addition, not having a shower after a workout session also ruins the spotless state of your complexion. Sweat and excessive natural oils that become trapped in your pores contributing to the formation of zits easily generate body acne.
Pimples on your forehead can be pretty astonishing and painful. There are different possible reasons for the appearance of zits in this particular area. One would be that you are wearing hats or any other headwear designs that could carry many bacteria contaminating your skin. Additionally, we must include in the main reasons of forehead acne the various hairstyles.
Those who sport bangs might be more prone to having pimples in this section. The locks can hurt and irritate your pores; moreover, these often carry grease or dirt, which can penetrate into the depth of your skin layers. Finally, it can also appear due to the impact of chemical ingredients from shampoos and conditioners that might get in touch with your complexion.
One of the most common culprits to name for the formation of chin acne are our dirty hands. Indeed, people unconsciously touch their face more than it is necessary. Therefore, the bacteria and other harmful ingredients might contaminate and damage the skin causing serious problems. Acne is a severe skin condition that can appear on your chin also by using inappropriate skin care products. If you see that a few zits popped up on your chin after using a particular moisturizer or cleanser, make sure you quit applying it on your skin. The result will be visible after a few days.
Nose acne is one of the most uncomfortable and painful skin conditions. Due to the sensitivity of the area, it is difficult to handle pimples especially if you choose the popping method. Zits will appear in this area due to health problems, namely the sebum production is too high and the pores cannot eliminate the amount of natural sebum produced by the gland. In this case, it is extremely important either to change our diet or experiment with the natural remedies used to treat an oily complexion.
Some people might struggle with pimples on their cheeks. Pro skin specialists claim that this particular section of our face is extremely sensitive. Therefore, it is more prone to fall victim to external factors as the harsh weather conditions and dirt. Cheek acne can be extremely painful and can be easily aggravated if we are obsessed with picking and touching our face. Those who wish to get rid of this type of acne should definitely keep their hands off their face and pay special attention to this area using natural facials and other soothing remedies.
Blushing is when your face turns redder than usual because of an embarrassing or humiliating experience or event. This is a natural phenomenon especially during the teenage years. Nevertheless, as people get older, they acquire more confidence and thus have lesser tendencies to blush. However, those of age sometimes experience frequent and uncontrollable blushing. This is already considered a problem and is linked to psychological and social dilemmas. This condition of uncontrollable blushing for adults is called Erythrophobia.
On the other hand, this situation is not life threatening and a number of solutions are available to control this excessive form of blushing.
1. Eat a balanced diet.
You may have read this countless of times but having a balanced diet is the ideal meal for any condition. Eating salmon and drinking at least eight glasses of water per day can control blushing reflexes. That kind of diet is good at maintaining hormonal balance. Along with eating a proper diet is staying fit through exercise. It is a healthy way to cope with stressful and embarrassing situations.
2. Practice relaxation techniques.
Relaxation techniques help in calming the nerves as well as reducing the underlying stressors that might result in blushing. Blushing reflexes can be controlled through NLP or neuro linguistic programming. This type of treatment is believed to help train the brain and body to react in a way that does not trigger the blushing reflexes. Excessive blushing may also be controlled through other forms of recreation such as massage and acupuncture.
3. Apply cream on face.
Cream for hemorrhoids is used to minimize redness due to uncontrollable blushing. Hemorrhoid is a condition where blood is pulled excessively in one area due to pressure. So that same cooling ointment used in hemorrhoid is a great match for redness caused by excessive blushing. It dampens the area and quickly reduces blushing.
4. Consult your doctor for medication options.
Medications can be used to block factors that can initiate excessive facial blushing. Beta blockers and SSRIs are some of the drugs for this kind of problem. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) are helpful for an extreme blusher caught in situations like public speaking or other humiliating circumstances that can also lead to depression. However, no drug should be taken without the order of a doctor
5. Seek for surgical intervention.
Surgical intervention is probably the last option unless it is extremely needed. A procedure called Endoscopic Thoracic Sympahtectomy (ETS) involves manipulation of the sympathetic nerves to reduce factors that can trigger too much blushing reaction of the body. The nerves are either burned, removed or clamped to disrupt transmission of blushing reflexes. A condition that usually accompanies extreme blushing is hyperhydrosis or excessive sweating. This can also be controlled through the ETS surgical procedure.
Experiencing excessive facial blushing can be a very tough. That is why it is very important to know how to prevent it from happening again. Follow the 5 tips mentioned above and say goodbye to facial blushing.
Today time is money. Everyone has only 24 hours. The time is very difficult for working women. You have to be very smart in everything. To look beautiful as well as professional is as important as submitting your report in given time. This increases your confidence and you feel great. It has been said that beauty is women's most powerful weapon and this is true even today. Workingwomen have a very busy schedule and if they are married and a mom, things become very difficult. Along with daily tension of your office work, you need to take care of yourself as well as your family.
I am going to make you acquainted with some beauty care treatments and tips, which are simple but can produce good results in long term. The tips are divided in three parts:
Always keep in mind that you may not look young always but you can always look beautiful with proper beauty care.
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