Archive for September, 2012

Here are ways to loosen the blackheads

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

1. Steaming the Pores

Steaming can be done as often as twice a week but for no longer than 10 minutes at a time. This is a great way to clean out pores and loosen blackheads.

2. Combine 1/4 cup boiling water with one teaspoon of Epsom salt and three drops of iodine.
Let mixture cool until it’s comfortable to the touch.

Saturate a cotton ball with this mixture and dab on blackheads.
This will allow them to loosen so they can be easily squeezed with a gauze pad.

3. Combine equal parts baking soda and water in your hand and rub gently on your skin for 2 to 3 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Effective methods for removing Blackheads

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

1.Use an oatmeal or almond mask throughly to cleanse your face. Mix either oatmeal or almond powder with enough rose water to make a soft paste that spreads easily on the skin. Rub it on your skin with your fingertips, paying special attention the problem areas. Leave to dry for about 15 minutes and then rinse off with cold water.

2.Apply undiluted lemon juice, two to three times a day, on the affected areas.

3.A solution made out of one and a half cups of hot water and half a tablespoon of boric powder is an ideal concoction for blackheads, Saturate a face napkin in this hot solution and press on to the skin, repeat twice. Extract blackheads carefully with a blackhead remover and sterilized cottonwool. Pat on an astrigent.

4.Warm a little honey and apply on the trouble spots. Wash off after 10-15 minutes.

Eyeshadow Tips

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Matte powder eyeshadows in an array of neutral tones from light to dark are your best bets for a classic, sophisticated eye design that accents the shape and color of your eyes.
Unless you’re using just one eyeshadow color, use at least two eyeshadow brushes for application.

Prep the eyelid and under-brow area with a matte-finish concealer, foundation, and/or powder before applying eyeshadow. This ensures a smooth, even application and (if you have fair to medium skin) will also neutralize the red and blue coloration of the eyelid.

Tap off any excess eyeshadow from your brush before applying—this will prevent overapplication as well as flaking eyeshadow.

If you really want to make the color of your eyes pop, choose a contrasting color in a soft tone and apply this to the lids. Blue eyes come alive with pale peach or cantaloupe hues, green eyes seem richer with light bronze or caramel tones, hazel eyes become more alluring with chestnut and golden brown shades, and brown eyes are nicely accented by almost all neutral tones.

Eye-Design Mistakes to Avoid

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Do not overcolor the eyes; excessive bright colors are distracting, not attractive.

Do not create hard edges; you should not be able to see where one color stops and another starts. Practice your application and learn to blend well.

Do not wear bright pink or iridescent pink eyeshadows; they make eyes look irritated and tired. Muted or pale pink is an option.

If you are concerned about making skin look more wrinkled, do not wear shiny eyeshadows of any kind because they exaggerate the appearance of lines. If you have smooth, unlined eyelids and prefer a touch of shine, apply it sparingly for subtle shimmer rather than distracting glitter.

Do not apply lipstick or blush over the eye area; it might sound like a time-saver, but if you have a lighter skin tone, it can make you look like you’ve been up all night crying. However, most bronzing powders can work as eyeshadows.

Do not match your eyeshadow to your clothing or your eye color. If you have blue eyes, blue eyeshadow makes the blue of your eyes look duller. And complementing your clothing is at best dated; besides, what if you’re wearing red or black?

Avoid eye glosses and other greasy products at all costs. These may look intriguing in photographs, but are more annoying than alluring in real life because they stick, smear and smudge all over the place in a very short period of time.

Correcting Popular Makeup Myths

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Don’t spray water or toner on makeup to set or freshen it up. It doesn’t work. A mist of water can streak foundation, powder, and mascara.

Don’t change every part of your makeup with every season. If you want to go softer during the spring and summer, that’s fine, but it isn’t an absolute must.

Don’t use makeup to correct the shape of anything on your face, especially the lips. Close up and in person you can tell when lipstick has been applied beyond or inside the natural lip line. If you overcontour, you will look like you have brown stripes all over your face.

Don’t use foundation or color correctors to change the color of your skin. Foundation must match the underlying skin tone exactly. If you have yellow or olive skin there’s nothing you can do to change it. Even if it did look good on your face, any correction would look strange next to your neck and along the hairline.

Flossing Tips – Specially For Ladies

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Wrap about 18 inches of floss around the middle fingers of your hands.

Hold the floss tightly, using your thumbs and forefingers, and gently guide it between your teeth. Don’t “snap” the floss as this can cut the gums!

When the floss reaches the gumline, curve it into a C-shape against one tooth and gently slide it into the space between the gum and the tooth until you feel pressure against the tooth.

Gently scrape the side of the tooth with the floss.

Repeat this method on all your teeth.

Move to a clean area of floss after one or two teeth.

Beauty Glossary Tips

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Acetic Acid: Sometimes used as a caustic or astringent.

Acne: An inflammatory skin disease that effects the tiny pores thats cover the face, arms, back and chest as well as the oil glands attached to them.

Acrylic: It has moisture barrier as well as waterproofing, water repelling properties.

Age Spots: A darkly pigmented (colored) area on the skin that occurs with age.

Alkaline: Any non-acid substance with a pH greater than 7.

Allergen: Allergen is a substance that causes an allergic reaction.

Allantoin: A botanical extract said to heal and soothe. Used in creams and topical preparations for the skin.

Almond Oil: Vegetable oil derived from almonds with softening properties. Used in cosmetics.

Aloe Vera: An emollient resin with hydrating/softening properties.

Alpha Hydroxy: An active substance with exfoliating and emollient properties.

Althea: Botanical root believed to have emollient and soothing capabilities for skin.

Astringent: Toner helpful in controlling surface oils and in lowering the pH after cleansing.

Azulene: An anti-inflammatory and soothing agent, derived from German chamomile.

Beauty Products: Skin Care & Hair Care Herbs & Oils

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Beauty & Skin Care products can contain a lot of ingredients. Find out which ones are right for you including the best herbal ingredients, emollients, humectants, oils & more!

Your complete guide to herbs and herbal ingredients found in hair care and skin care products. If you have wondered which herbs, oils and vitamins will benefit your skin and hair the most then you have found the website that you will help you better understand and choose the ingredients of your skin and hair products.

Purchase better skin and hair care products by understanding what the much needed herbs and ingredients do for skin and hair!

Tips For Your Sweaty Feet

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Sweaty feet (Hyperhidrosis) and smelly feet are two very common, annoying conditions of the feet. Sweaty feet is caused by excessive production of sweat from the soles of the feet and this condition often starts in childhood /adolescence and may effect either sex but it is particularly prevalent in young adult males. Smelly feet are caused when bacteria break down the surface of the skin and this is particularly visible around the toes and on weight bearing areas and appears as multiple superficial pits.

While some cases of excessive smelly sweating of the feet are systemic (throughout the whole body) in nature, such as anemia (low blood count) or hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), these conditions are usually of a local cause.

The wearing of shoes that have synthetic materials, especially trainer shoes also socks that are of man made fabric are contributing factors of the production of excessive perspiration and the bacteria growth that causes this condition. These two problems can lead to athletes foot (Fungal infections).

Certainly the first line of defense for this condition is to wear good leather shoes and socks that are made from a cotton/wool mix. In addition to this, good hygiene and daily changing of hosiery is recommended.

Beautiful Foot Tips For You

Friday, September 7th, 2012

1. Don’t ignore foot pain—it’s not normal. If the pain persists, see a podiatric physician.

2. Inspect your feet regularly. Pay attention to changes in color and temperature of your feet. Look for thick or discolored nails (a sign of developing fungus), and check for cracks or cuts in the skin. Peeling or scaling on the soles of feet could indicate athlete’s foot. Any growth on the foot is not considered normal.

3. Wash your feet regularly, especially between the toes, and be sure to dry them completely.

4. Trim toenails straight across, but not too short. Be careful not to cut nails in corners or on the sides; it can lead to ingrown toenails. Persons with diabetes, poor circulation or heart problems should not treat their own feet because they are more prone to infection.

5. Make sure that your shoes fit properly. Purchase new shoes later in the day when feet tend to be at their largest and replace worn out shoes as soon as possible.

Beauty Secrets Of Beautiful Girls

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Sage: A general effect attributed to this herb is the promotion of wound healing. Has stimulating, rejuvenating and antiseptic properties.

Salicylic Acid: An antiseptic that helps dissolve the top layers of the skin.

Selenium: An oral, plant-derived preparation used for its antifungal properties.

Shea Butter: An excellent emollient for use in creams, lotions. Alleviates dry skin.

Shiatsu: A Japanese method of massage that uses acupressure.

SPF: Sun Protection Factor. A higher SPF means more protection from the sun.

Sun Screen: Any substance applied to the skin which screens or protects it from the sun.

Sunblock: A physical sunscreen or a barrier against the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Available in creams or ointments.

Superoxide Dismutase: A naturally occurring enzyme that can protect the skin from free radicals, which can cause skin damage.

Surfactants: Active agent which allows oil to mix with water

Beauty Secrets For Women

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Macrobiotics: The study of prolonging life with diet or other ingested substances.

Malic Acid: A glycolic acid derived from apples.

Mallow: An anti-inflammatory substance that helps prevent age lines and reduce eye swelling.

Matt: A non-shiny surface that absorbs light.

Melanin: The black pigment found in hair or skin.

Melanoma: A type of skin cancer characterized by a black or dark brown pigmented tumor.

Moisturizer: An emollient cream used to hydrate skin.

Naturopathy: A type of therapy that depends on natural forces rather than surgery or medicine to treat disease.

Non-comedogenic: Also called non-occlusive. Refers to products that do not cause skin breakouts because they do not plug the pores of the skin.

Resin: Substance formed from the secretions of plants.

Resorcinol: In mild solutions, used as an antiseptic and as a soothing preparation for itchy skin.

Retin-A: Derived from vitamin A, it is used in the treatment of acne.

Retinol: A vitamin A acid. The main ingredient in Retin-A and Renova. These products are used to treat fine wrinkles and acne.

Rosacea: A skin condition characterized by inflammed, red, oily, acne-prone areas.

Rose Hips: Extract of various species of wild roses, rich in vitamin C.

Rosemary: A general effect attributed to this herb is the promotion of wound healing. Has stimulating, rejuvenating and antiseptic properties.

Royal Gelly: Stimulates the renewal of healthier skin.