Archive for February, 2013

Cosmetics Tips for Enhancing Your Natural Beauty and Personality

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Warm, light, clear, pastel, gold. Use silky white in colour mixtures to make them more pastel-like. Add a little warm yellow to make them warmer.
Best colours for Spring types: coral, salmon pink, light turquoise, royal blue, ivory, gold and bronze.
Worst colours: dark green, dark brown, grey and black.

Grey colours, often ruddy, purple and blue. Grey colours can be created by starting with the ‘Winter’ colours and then adding a touch of light grey (light grey = white + a touch of black).
Best colours for Summer types: Silver is good for summer types.
Worst colours: Strong colours and earthy colours make summer types ‘disappear’.

Warm, deep, intense, earthy, golden colours. Use a touch of silky black or dark brown to tone down colours. Mix with gold or orange-yellow to make colours warmer.
Best colours for Autumn types: bright yellow, warm orange, dark turquoise green, olive, copper, gold, bronze, orange-brown.
Worst colours: icy blue, blue-red, grey and silver.

Strong, clean, intense colours, silver, black, white, bright red tinged with blue, bright blue tinged with red.
Best colours for Winter types: Black, deep red, bright blue and silver, clear, icy pastel colours (mix with mother of pearl white).
Worst colours: earthy colours, olive green.

Oil-based foundations are Good or Bad

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Oil-based foundations have oil as their first ingredient and water usually as their second or third ingredient. Oil-based foundations feel greasy and thick, look and go on greasy, yet can blend out quite sheer.

Pros: Oil-based foundations can be very good for women with extremely dry or wrinkled skin. The emollient ingredients help the skin look very dewy and moist, which can minimize the appearance of wrinkles.

Cons: Oil-based foundations tend to be very greasy and/or thick and can look that way on the skin unless you are very adept at blending. They typically provide medium to full coverage and also have a tendency to turn orange on the skin after wearing them for awhile. This is because the extra oil in them affects the pigments in the foundation, causing them to oxidize. Additionally, if you wear face powder over this type of foundation, the oil grabs the talc and the face can appear coated and heavily made up. The same is true for blushes and eyeshadows—they will go on more heavily and will also become darker once applied. Traditional cream blushes tend to work best over this type of foundation.

Simple Diet Strategies for Everyone

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Portion Control:
• Guilt-Free Eating
• It’s the Portions, Stupid
• Portion Sizes
• A Guide to Portions
• How to Outwit a Food Craving

Calorie Counting:
• Cutting Calories Painlessly
• Cut 100 Calories a Day
• Lose 5 Pounds Fast

Eat Smart:
• 14 Ingredients for a Skinnier Salad
• 12 Breakfasts for Diet Success
• 11 Superfoods for Weight Loss
• 3 Spa Shakes
• 5 Spa Soups to Chill You Out
• More Healthy Spa Eats
• 6 Spa Tips for Spring Fitness
• 9 Snacks Under 150 Calories
• The New Crop of Low-Carb Foods
• Diet Tips When Dining Out
• Slim Down Your Salad
• Eat What You Want — and Still Lose Weight
• Healthy Snacks Shopping List

Physical exercise strengthens your body and makes it more fit and resilient

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Exercise and physical activity will improve your health and fitness.

Physical exercise is an imperative for the older adult.

Use it or lose it!

Rule of Aging: The physical and mental functions that we keep using thrive, while those we fail to use regularly diminish.

The biggest impact on your health and fitness will come from aerobic exercise.

The benefits of anaerobic exercise will be very important in your eighties, nineties, and beyond.
prevention of sarcopenia (the loss of lean body mass)

Physical exercise is a biological factor of the mind – body connection.

Biological factors affect both your body and mind.

Best Exercise for the eyes

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

1. Sit down and relax. Breathe normally, and look at a spot between your eyes, above the bridge of your nose. Keep looking at this spot for a count of five, and then relax the eyes. Next look at the tip of your nose, also to the count of five and relax. This exercise will ease the stress and tension and will relax your eyes.

2. Sit down and relax and look straight in front of you. Inhale and look right as far as possible, without turning your head. Slowly come to the original position and exhale. Repeat the same method for the left side. Do this exercise three times.

3. Sit up straight and look down. Slowly inhale and start rolling your eyes to the right and then to the top, in a circular movement. When your eyes have reached the top, looking towards your eyebrows, start exhaling while moving your eyes left and downwards in a circular movement. Repeat three times.


Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Home Remedies for Acne Vulgaris

Sunday, February 10th, 2013


Best Beauty tips For Ladies

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Calendula: An emollient believed to have healing, soothing and antiseptic properties. Used to treat dry skin.

Callus: An excessive build up of the hard tough layers of skin. Can be removed at-home or by an esthetician.

Candela Wax: Binds oils and waxes to give body to a formulation. Often used in lipsticks.

Capillary: The smallest type of blood vessel in the body. Spider veins, for instance, are actually small capillaries commonly found on the face or legs.

Cellulite: Deposits of fat and other material trapped in pockets beneath the skin.

Ceramides: A natural substance within the skin that reduces natural water loss of the skin by forming a protective barrier. Can also be produced synthetically and added to skin care products

Chakras: Energy centers throughout the body responsible for the condition of your mind, body and spirit.

Chamomile: A clinically proven plant-derived anti-inflammatory. Offers benefits such as soothing skin. Also calms eczema and allergic reactions.

Citric Acid: The same as vitamin C. Used commonly in hair and skincare products. Has astringent and antioxidant properties and also can be used as a preservative.

Citronella Oil: Antiseptic widely used in soaps and deodorizers. Also has insect-repelling properties.

Clarifying: Usually associated with a toner or other solution used after cleansing to maintain proper skin pH.

Collagen: A natural substance within body tissues. It can be injected into the skin to plump up particular areas.

Cortex: The middle layer of the hair shaft.

Creatine: A protein derivative in muscle tissue. Sometimes found in body-building supplements.

Cucumber Juice: It has moisture-binding, soothing and tightening properties

Best Remedies For Constipation

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Constipation can be treated at home. Pretty much everyone is looking for a simple home remedy for constipation as it is such an embarrassing and often frustrating condition.

Constipation is easily defined as having a bowel movement fewer than three times per week. With constipation stools are usually hard, dry, small in size, and difficult to remove.

Some people who are constipated find it quite painful to have a bowel movement and often experience straining, bloating, and the sensation of a full bowel.

Do this exercise when you sit on the toilet, while squatting, using strictly nasal breathing. Take a slow inhalation using your abdominal muscles or belly (as if filling your belly with air) and exhale by relaxing your diaphragm.

Symptoms For Bad Breath

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

The most common triggers of Bad Breath include:

* food, particulary those high in protein

* not eating breakfast

* smoking

* antihistamines and other drugs or medications

* sinus problems

* mouth sores

* tooth infections or gum disease (gingivitis)

* stress

* dehydration

* significant talking

* zinc deficiency

* gastrointestinal disorders (indigestion or stomach problems)

* serious illnesses such as cancer, tuberculosis, or syphillis

Want Beauty Tips, Here We Go

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Depilate: To remove hair on the skin’s surface.

Dermabrasion: A procedure in which the skin is sanded to improve its texture. Microdermabrasion uses a type of sand to abrade the skin, usually done by an esthetician or a cosmetic doctor. Cosmetic physicians can perform a deeper type of dermabrasion using small burrs or wires to remove the outer layers of the skin.

Dermal: Related to skin.

Dermatitis: Inflamation of the skin.

Dermis: The underlayers of the skin.

Dihydroxyacetone (DHA): A self-tanning agent used in cosmetics.

Dong Quai: Traditional Chinese herb used to treat menopausal symptoms and menstrual irregularity.