Acne Skin Care Tips

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Many of us are skin conscious. As much as possible, we wanted to have a fresh, good-looking skin. However, many of us failed to recognize that simple steps are the best ways to attain it. We oftentimes are blind enough that we don’t see what’s really right or wrong for our skin. Many of us tend to buy some beauty products that just worsen acnes as it turns out in the end. So for those who are afflicted with acne, there are some acne skin care schemes that will help enhance your skin condition.

When dealing with acne skin care, most of the medical professionals commonly suggest that people affected with acne must practice certain acne skin care methods that will help improve the condition of the skin. It is often recommended to clean the skin gently by washing it with a mild cleanser, at least once in the morning and once in the evening and after a heavy work out. As you may know, most of the people afflicted with acne may try to stop the outbreaks as well as the oil production by means of scrubbing their skin and by means of applying strong detergent soaps and rough scrub pads. Well, as most of the acne skin care specialists commonly maintained, this way will not improve acne but will worsen it. So it is somehow necessary to seek for your doctor’s advice regarding the best type of cleanser to use.

Another related acne skin care scheme that will be helpful for the enhancement of your skin condition is to wash your face from under the jaw to the hairline. Note that it is very necessary to thoroughly rinse the skin after washing it. For some instances, astringents are not good acne skin care solution unless the skin is very oily, and they must only be applied on just the oily spots.

For a proper acne skin care, one should not squeeze, pick, or pinch the acne blotches since it may be result to the scar formation and dark blotches. Another recommended acne skin care scheme is to avoid the rubbing and touching the skin lesions since it may only worsen the skin condition.

Today, several acne skin care products are out there available for purchase. There are some acne skin care medicines, creams, lotions, and other cosmetics that promise to alleviate acne. However, not all of these acne skin care products are right for every one. There are some acne skin care products that contain some chemicals that may worsen the condition. So, it is then necessary to talk with your doctor regarding the acne skin care product before considering it. Caution is still a good weapon.

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Accentuating the Eyes: The Art of Permanent Makeup

Beauty Tips
Accentuating the Eyes: The Art of Permanent Makeup

Author: Dawn Willard

Article:
Ask anyone which facial feature they most often notice first and
many times the answer is the eyes. Eyes are the most expressive
feature on the human face; through them we see emotion,
thoughts, secrets and reflections of ourselves. To illustrate
the power of permanent makeup and the art of eyeliner let me
tell you about one of my clients. The star feature of her face
was fabulous almond shaped eyes. Following cosmetic surgery to
take her back in time a bit, her eyes healed into a different
shape, which made the outer corners awkwardly rounded and one
lower eyelid partially drooped. Before agreeing to another
surgery to fix it, she searched for an alternative way to regain
the almond shape. With a little design strategy and meticulously
placed pigment all around her eyes, we lifted the droop and then
by marking into puckered scar tissue, we re-created the
almond-type point at the outer corner of each eye. My client was
amazed at how precise and subtle the permanent makeup appeared
and she was thrilled to be able to go without topical makeup
once again.

When I think of the power of permanent eye makeup, another
client always comes to mind. Advanced in years, she wanted the
outer her to reflect the youthfulness of the inner her. The blue
color of her eyes was stunning, and definitely worth flaunting;
however, a few wisps of blonde eyelashes and a total absence of
eyebrows did nothing towards the cause. She started out
conservatively with very soft, natural-looking permanent
eyebrows and lash enhancement. A year later she returned, asking
for a bolder look. Here is what she had to say: "Even with the
plastic surgery (3 facelifts), the permanent makeup is what gave
me the most self esteem. I wish I\'d known about it and done it
years ago.

me the most self esteem. I wish I'd known about it and done it
years ago.

Consider the Advantages

Permanent makeup appeals to a wide variety of people. Busy moms,
athletes, travelers, equestrians, chefs, models, doctors,
dancers, police officers, busy career people and busily retired
people have all been clients of mine. In my experience the best
argument for a cosmetic tattoo is simply convenience.
Individuals who suffer from allergies, toxicity issues, poor
vision, hair loss or disabilities that limit manual dexterity
have benefited from permanent makeup. Of course, the most
rewarding aspect of permanent makeup is the most obvious: it
stays put! Permanent eyeliner will never smear or rub away
through watery eyes, perspiration, wind, snow, rain, fatigue, or
a long night\'s sleep. For those of you who like the compliment
of eyeliner to your face, permanent makeup can give you the look
you want without the extra work or cost involved with
traditional makeup.

The Difference Between Lash Enhancement and Eyeliner

Skillfully applied lash enhancement looks very natural, not at
all like makeup. For a lash enhancement, one or more shades of
color are placed in a sprinkle or a line at the base of the
eyelash hairs only, making the lashes appear darker and thicker.
Rather than eyeliner, I recommend lash enhancement to women, or
men, who want a lift to their face "naturally". It makes a good
argument for "less is more".

Eyeliner begins with lash enhancement and then widens above or
below the eyelashes. Permanent eyeliner can have a hard edge, a
softened edge, or even a smudgy, shadow look placed where it
most enhances you. It can be very precise, with delicate, crisp
endings to the lines; or it can be a soft powdery look. Eyeliner
really rocks as a way to bring a flattering color lift to the
face. Sometimes a subtle blend of multiple colors creates the
perfect effect. I recommend you think conservative, tasteful,
Consider the Advantages

Permanent makeup appeals to a wide variety of people. Busy moms,
athletes, travelers, equestrians, chefs, models, doctors,
dancers, police officers, busy career people and busily retired
people have all been clients of mine. In my experience the best
argument for a cosmetic tattoo is simply convenience.
Individuals who suffer from allergies, toxicity issues, poor
vision, hair loss or disabilities that limit manual dexterity
have benefited from permanent makeup. Of course, the most
rewarding aspect of permanent makeup is the most obvious: it
stays put! Permanent eyeliner will never smear or rub away
through watery eyes, perspiration, wind, snow, rain, fatigue, or
a long night's sleep. For those of you who like the compliment
of eyeliner to your face, permanent makeup can give you the look
you want without the extra work or cost involved with
traditional makeup.

The Difference Between Lash Enhancement and Eyeliner

Skillfully applied lash enhancement looks very natural, not at
all like makeup. For a lash enhancement, one or more shades of
color are placed in a sprinkle or a line at the base of the
eyelash hairs only, making the lashes appear darker and thicker.
Rather than eyeliner, I recommend lash enhancement to women, or
men, who want a lift to their face "naturally". It makes a good
argument for "less is more".

Eyeliner begins with lash enhancement and then widens above or
below the eyelashes. Permanent eyeliner can have a hard edge, a
softened edge, or even a smudgy, shadow look placed where it
most enhances you. It can be very precise, with delicate, crisp
endings to the lines; or it can be a soft powdery look. Eyeliner
really rocks as a way to bring a flattering color lift to the
face. Sometimes a subtle blend of multiple colors creates the
perfect effect. 

Choose cosmetic tattoos that will wear well through changes in mind, lifestyle and age. To bring out the trendy, glamorous or outrageous expressions of you just add topical
cosmetics.

Like Makeup Only Better!

Permanent makeup is an excellent way to enhance your natural
facial features. Permanent eyeliner works especially to perfect
the balance, shape and overall look of the eyes. Time and again,
I witness permanent eyeliner, or simple lash enhancement, lend
power, alertness, confidence and youthfulness to the faces of
both men and women. To read more about the art of permanent
makeup please visit my web site www.DawnColors.com.

Beauty Tips

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Cellulite reducer or Liposuction?

So what exactly is this evil cellulite that so many of us suffer from? Simply put its small amounts of fat that become trapped in pockets just below the skins surface. Because the fat is close to the surface, it creates the icky cottage cheese appearance we all love so much. Thankfully there is an entire market developing around a new product, the Cellulite Reducer.

The answer for the last couple of decades to Cellulite has been liposuction. Simply put they suck the fat out of you, but since it is a medical procedure there are risks associated with it. Risks associated with Liposuction are:

Scars, swelling, infections, contour irregularities, and loose skin just to name a few.

Combine the medical risks associated with the expense of liposuction and it shouldn’t be a hard decision to give a good cellulite reducer a try before going under the knife. It’s a safer alternative and a lot less costly.

So how does a cellulite reducer work? If it’s not pulling the fat out of the problem areas how does it act on them from the outside?

First thing is there are some pill-based products that you can take as a cellulite reducer. It’s not really the best way to cure cellulite because blood doesn’t run well in the areas where cellulite exists. With low blood flow, it’s difficult to get the active ingredients to the area to reduce the cellulite. However you may think that’s it’s just as difficult to solve the cellulite problem from the outside in.

Not true, many cellulite reducers that are cream based products are applied to the affected area once or twice a day but they use active ingredients to actually shrink the fat below the skin. By shrinking the fat cells skin becomes more toned, and moisturized in the process.

It makes more sense to give a cellulite reducer a try. Of course the products do work. Most companies have many testimonials on their site about successful clients, but these products also have no medical risks and will not hurt your pocket book as much. In as little as 2 weeks some products will show an improvement, but you do need to be committed to the system.

Remember nothing happens over night, you need to follow the product instructions, and ensure you give the cellulite reducer time to do its job. Many products offer a free trial, or money back guarantee you should take advantage of this to test out the different products on the market, and if you’re not satisfied with them get your money back. It’s a competitive market out there, and there are many cellulite reducers to choose from, they all want your business so educate yourself, get out there and get rid of cellulite!

For more information on cellulite reducers, and the advatages of products over liposuction visit our website Cellulllite Reducer.

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Making Your Own Skin and Hair Treatments

The quest for beautiful skin and hair is prevalent among women. You can make inexpensive, natural beauty and hair treatments from ingredients you have in your home that will perform just as well or better than products you purchase in the store.

If you only have one natural beauty remedy in your pantry, make it Olive Oil. It’s extremely versatile and can be used on every part of your body.

Olive oil is excellent for removing mascara. It’s much better than petroleum jelly or baby oil and is beneficial to the skin around your eyes.

Use a few drops of olive oil in warm water for a wonderful at-home manicure. Apply your favorite lotion afterwards to lock in the moisture.

Beeswax and olive oil melted and poured into a small tin makes wonderful lip balm that will keep your lips soft and smooth.

Dry feet can be healed after one night of this treatment. Before bed, rub olive oil into your dry, cracked feet. Do not rinse. Then, put a cozy pair of socks on and go to sleep. Your feet will drink in the moisture and feel much better by morning.

Add a few drops of olive oil to your bath water for the best skin softener you can imagine. And, if you’re feeling extra decadent, then add a few drops of essential oil for a natural aromatherapy bath.

A very small amount of olive oil applied to dry hair will condition and get rid of frizz. This is a great leave-in conditioner.

Olive oil can also work as a shaving cream for men with sensitive skin.

Don’t buy those expensive Sea Salt Scrubs. Make your own. Just add sea salt to olive oil and you’ve got a sea salt scrub that will feel like heaven. Add a drop of essential oils if you’d like your scrub scented.

Please use caution when using olive oil in your bathtub as it will get quite slippery and you don’t want to fall.

It is not necessary to pay a lot of money for beauty treatment products. The things you have in your very own kitchen can often be the best beauty products available.

About the AuthorMelissa B. Rayn loves to experiment with different homemade bath and body recipes. Her passion for creating beauty and spa recipes inspired her to share them with others at her website http://www.mybeautyrecipes.com

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Sunless Tanning And Products

Sunless Tanning And Products  

by Andrew Green
Sunless tanning, like the name suggests, is getting a tan without sun exposure, and still produces an effect similar in appearance to a traditional suntan. This method of tanning does not involve skin pigmentation or UV exposure, which is often dangerous, to set off the change in skin color. Sunless tanning is also often non-toxic and thus, is quite safe. However, tan is temporary and will wear out or fade away within a couple of days.

Sunless tanning products affect the Stratum Corneum, the surface layer of the skin or the outermost layer of the epidermis, while the Stratum Basale, the deepest layer, is affected by tanning under the sun. There is a wide variety of sunless tanning products available on the market today, such as tanning pills, sunless or self-tanners and bronzers, available in the form of gels, lotions, mousses, sprays and wipes. They can be applied at home in private, or professionally in spas, salons, and other health centers.

Many sunless tanning and cosmetic product manufacturers use an active ingredient called dihydroxyacetone (DHA), a colorless sugar that interacts with the dead cells located in the stratum corneum of the epidermis, as an active ingredient. This is because a change in skin color occurs when dihydroxyacetone creates a reaction with amino acids in the dead layer of the skin. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests that sunless tanning products that contain DHA are the most effective in creating a long-lasting tan.

Erythrulose, a natural based keto-sugar which reacts with the amino acids in the keratin protein on the outer or dead surface layer of the skin, is also often combined with DHA to create a longer lasting sunless tan. However, Erythrulose, like DHA, may cause contact dermatitis, a skin irritation characterized by red, flaky skin, sometimes with cracks or tiny blisters.

Other types of sunless tanning products such as tanning creams, lotions or pills usually contain the amino acid – Tyrosine. It is believed that Tyrosine aids in the stimulation and regeneration of melanin (Melanin is a pigment and the primary determinant of color in human skin). This, if true, greatly affects and accelerates the tanning process so that’s why many sunless tanning products are called tanning accelerators.

Tanning pills also belong to the category of sunless tanning products, and often contain the chemical – Canthaxanthin. The chemical works by depositing and spreading itself all over the body, including in the skin after it’s consumed, taking on an orange-brown color. Canthaxanthin is basically a coloring agent used in foods so the FDA does not approve its use a tanning agent. However, many cosmetic companies continue to use it in large quantities as an active agent in tanning products. It has also been established that continual use of canthaxanthin can cause hepatitis and canthaxanthin retinopathy.

One of the recent additions to sunless tanning remedies is Melanotan, a melanocyte (cells located in the bottom layer of the skin’s epidermis) – stimulating hormone. Melanotan works by inducing skin pigment. Although extensively tested in countries like Australia, it has to be yet approved for clinical trials in the USA.

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