Archive for August, 2012

Best Beauty Tips For Your Skin

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Follicle: Part of the skin which the root of hair comes from

Fruit Acid: The same as glycolic acid (reduces build up of excess dead skin cells).

Geranium: A mild astringent with antiseptic properties; promotes healing.

Ginseng: Considered to be a tonic. Believed to be nourishing due to its vitamin and hormone content. It is taken orally and is also felt to have energy boosting capabilities.

Glycerin: Used in moisturizers due to its water binding capabilities.

Glycolic Acid: Reduces build up of excess dead skin cells.

Glycolic Peel: Used to help peel or exfoliate the skin, making it appear more youthful.

Golden Seal: Herb used as a mild antiseptic

Grape Seed Oil : It has moisturizing and nourishing properties due to its high linoleic acid content.

Special Beauty Glossary Tips

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Beeswax: One of the oldest ingredients in cosmetic preparations, traditionally used as an emulsifier.

Benzoyl Peroxide: An antibacterial ingredient commonly used in acne treatments.

Bergamot: This is an antiseptic and bacterial growth-inhibitor known for its toning, antiseptic and deodorizing qualities.

Beta carotene: Orange colored plant pigments, used in the manufacture of vitamin A.

Beta hydroxy: An exfoliating agent with a smaller molecule size than the alpha hydroxy.

Beta-glucan: A new ingredient derived from yeast, reported to enhance the skin natural defense mechanisms.

Bioflavonoid: Plant derivative with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Usually derived from citrus fruit rinds.

Biotin: Part of vitamin B complex. Involved in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins.

Blackheads: A term used to describe the skin’s pores clogged by natural oils and impurities.

Botanical: Refers to products derived from plants.

Botox: Trade name for botulinum toxin. Used in tiny amounts, it can temporarily paralyze a muscle and reduce or eliminate wrinkles or frown lines without harm.

Bronzers: A synthetic preparation that causes the skin to darken or appeared tanned.

Buffer: A pH balanced cleansing solution that improves the look and feel of the skin leaving it shiny and more supple.

Burdock: A root extract with antibacterial properties. May also reduce inflammations such as rashes, redness, acne, eczema.

Butcher’s Broom: Botanical extract used to improve circulation and reduce facial redness. Also believed to have anti-cellulite effects.

Best Eyebrows and Eyelashes For You

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Don’t tweeze above, but to make it easier, pluck after showering and in the direction the hair grows.
Pluck only one eyebrow hair at a time.
Use an old toothbrush sprayed with hairspray to brush brows into shape.
Finish the look off by gently nipping any stray hairs with scissors.

To thicken eye-brows, and eye-lashes apply castor oil to them regularly at bed time. The result will not be quick but you are sure to find some improvement within a few weeks.
Eye-brows can be groomed into neat trim lines if they are brushed conscientiously. Use a mascara brush and brush them every day.
For scanty eye-brows, add a few drops of glycerin to a little castor oil and apply it on eye-brows. Leave it on over night.

Best Treatment For Dark Circles

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

1. Dip a cotton swab into freshly extracted mint juice, rosewater or cold milk. Lie down with your feet raised higher than your head, and then place the wet pads on your closed eyes. Stay that way for 10 minutes. Do this everyday and you will start seeing results before long.

2. Gently massage saffron or almond oil on the dark area before going to bed.

3. Lie down and place a slice of cucumber or potato on each eyelid for about fifteen minutes.

4. Follow a diet rich in iron, vitamins and proteins. Deficiencies immediately show up as circles under the eyes.

5. You can also use a mixture of almond oil or cucumber juice with lemon juice to lighten dark circles.

6. Drink lots of water and get plenty of rest.

How Will You Shape Your Eyebrow

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Shaping your eyebrows beyond basic grooming is best done by a professional. Although, once you get the line and shape you want, you may be able to maintain it with regular tweezing yourself. Tweezing your eyebrows is the most dramatic way to change your face without too much pain and discomfort. Following are a few tips that will help you shape your eyebrows.

1. Numb your eyebrows with ice and keep the ice near by. This will help you feel less pain.

2. Sit near a window to get the best light. Natural daylight is the best bet, so sit near a window and use a hand-held magnifying mirror.

3. Cleanse the brow area thoroughly. Using a brow pencil, outline the brow’s natural line. This acts as a guide and prevents you from plucking too much hair.

4. Gently pull the skin of the outer edge of your eyebrow up and out so that you can see the brow bone.

5. Use a pair of tweezers to pluck the hairs. Pluck out one hair at a time, tweezing in the direction the hair grows. When you begin tweezing, start at the middle of the brow and work towards your ear, and then work from the middle in towards your nose.

6. Start plucking in the middle of the eyebrow and pluck toward the outer end; then go back to the middle and pluck toward the nose. Your brows should extend a little beyond each corner of your eye.

7. While tweezing the area underneath the brow, follow the natural shape and avoid plucking hairs from above the brow. Don’t pluck too much from either end – brows should extend a little beyond the corner of your eyes.

8. When shaping your eyebrows use your facial features as a guideline.

9. After you finish tweezing your brows, wipe the area with a cotton bud or swab dipped in some antiseptic lotion to avoid any infection. Rub a piece of ice on the area if it feels sore.

Eating Disorders

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder that harms your overall health and is particularly destructive to teeth. It involves secret repeated binge eating followed by purging—self-induced vomiting, use of laxatives, fasting, diuretics or diet pills. The digestive system contains strong acids that break down food. When vomiting is used to purge food from the body, these acids attack tooth enamel. Repeated vomiting can severely erode tooth enamel and over time, teeth will become worn and translucent. Your mouth, throat and salivary glands may become swollen and tender and bad breath may result.

Anorexia Nervosa is another eating disorder that is characterized by an intense fear of weight gain, the desire to be thinner, and an inability to maintain a minimally normal weight for height and age. It’s self-induced starvation.

Each of these disorders robs the body of adequate minerals, vitamins, proteins and other nutrients needed for good health causing potential injury to teeth, muscles and major organs.


Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Beauty Tips for Oily Skin Care

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

This type of skin feels relaxed and supple, but looks shiny and is much more prone to outbreaks of spots. This is because of a heightened production of sebum by the sebaceous glands – too much sebum can cause a blockage in the duct, leading to inflammation and pimples. Sebaceous glands are unevenly distributed, being more concentrated around the scalp, on the forehead, along the nose and on the chin, and scarcer on the cheeks and neck, and around the eyes. As a result, most skins tend to be oily only in patches.

Take Heed:
Oily skin may or may not lead to acne, but it is important to distinguish between oil on the surface of the skin, where it is meant to be and can easily be removed with careful cleansing, and oil trapped within the sebaceous duct, which can be helped by regular exfoliation. If you can control excessive oiliness, your skin will reward you – a light sheen of oil is the essence of that youthful glow!

Do you know the colour of you

Monday, August 6th, 2012

There are two basic colour categories, warm and cool.


Eyes are golden brown, green, blue, turquoise or hazel with gold flecks.

Skin is brown with golden undertones, pale with peach or gold undertones, freckled, ruddy or golden due to a tan.

Hair is highlighted with red, all-over red, strawberry blonde or grey with a yellow cast.


Eyes are deep brown, black-brown, gray blue, dark blue or hazel with gray or blue flecks.

Skin is chocolaty brown, true olive (most Asian and Latino skin), medium with no colour in cheeks, any skin tone with pink in the cheeks, pale with pink undertones or bronze due to a tan.

Hair is blue-black, dark to medium brown, dishwasher or golden blonde, gray or white

The Facts About Weight Loss

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Being obese can have serious health consequences. These include an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, gallstones, and some forms of cancer. Losing weight can help reduce these risks. Here are some general points to keep in mind:

Any claims that you can lose weight effortlessly arefalse. The only proven way to lose weight is either to reduce the number of calories you eat or to increase the number of calories you burn off through exercise. Most experts recommend a combination of both.

Very low-calorie diets are not without risk and should be pursued only under medical supervision. Unsupervised very low-calorie diets can deprive you of important nutrients and are potentially dangerous.

Fad diets rarely have any permanent effect. Sudden and radical changes in your eating patterns are difficult to sustain over time. In addition, so-called “crash” diets often send dieters into a cycle of quick weight loss, followed by a “rebound” weight gain once normal eating resumes, and even more difficulty reducing when the next diet is attempted.

To lose weight safely and keep it off requires long-term changes in daily eating and exercise habits. Many experts recommend a goal of losing about a pound a week. A modest reduction of 500 calories per day will achieve this goal, since a total reduction of 3,500 calories is required to lose a pound of fat. An important way to lower your calorie intake is to learn and practice healthy eating habits.