The sun and you.

Know your skin type first. This will help you determine the perfect product for you. It will also let you determine the amount of time you can stay under the sun.

Some skin easily burns, peels, tans and some are really sensitive. This can depend also if you are Caucasian, African or Asian. It is better to do some testing and researching first.

Skin needs moisture.

Check the moisture that tanning oil can give your skin. Sun can really dry out your skin to the extent of dehydrating it. So do not forget to moisturize too. There are few tanners that act as tanning agent and moisturizer at the same time.

Also, look for products that are not sticky and feels light when applied on skin. There are some tanning oils with this kind of attribute that you can easily find in the market nowadays.

Strictly for indoor use.

There lots of indoor tanning oils especially designed for use in tanning beds. Although most oils are for outdoor use, some opt for oils because of the moisture that they provide.

Never forget to check the label first that indicates it is safe for tanning bed use because oil can sometimes cause damages to the surface of the bed.

Easy tan

Self tanning oil can help you achieve tan without exposing yourself under the sun. Self tanners can also be used to cover up those tan lines or if you have an uneven tan.

Price and benefits

As much as possible, choose a product based on the benefits that it can give you and not on the price. You may have probably bought the cheapest one, but only to realize in the end that it has very poor outcome.

However, if you really are on a tight budget there are some good drugstore finds or homemade ones.

Tanning oil made at home

These things will really help those budget-conscious beauties and even the ones with very sensitive skin. What is good about these homemade tanning oils is that you know exactly what is in the product. Some might have ingredients that are not really good for the skin.

Survey helps

Ask your friends and relatives for opinions. Some might suggest the best products that they have tried, but keep in mind that what is good on someone does not necessarily mean it is good for you too. It will always depend on your skin type and what your skin needs.

Types of tan

Decide on the kind of tan you want to achieve. Different products also offer different protection for your skin.

As you are exposed to the sun, your skin looses the natural nutrients and your tanning oil should be the one to provide you with the minerals, amino acids and moisture that it needs. Some want their skin lightly blushed, average tan and even complex tan.

Less sun is better

The lesser time you will be exposed under the sun, the better the product is. This is good because you will have less chance of having skin damages caused by sun. Do not stay under the sun too long in order to tan yourself. Overexposing yourself can harm your skin. It is better to tan yourself gradually.

Protect skin from sun-

Keep sun away as much as possible. Use a high SPF, preferably 30, sunscreen regularly. Wear a wide brimmed hat and keep yourself covered with proper clothing. Use big sunglasses that can also give shadow to part of cheeks.

Bleach the skin-

The next step is to use bleaches. You will get prescription bleaches as well as OTC. Consult your doctor about that. Hydroquinone is the most common bleach, but some countries don’t allow its use as bleach. Use Kojic acid or Azelaic Acid bleaches in its place. Use products enriched with Vitamin A derivatives, Vitamin C an other anti oxidants and AHAs. AHAs will peel away the superficial coloration from the epidermis.

Skin Bleaching and precautions-

Don’t use bleach after the color has returned to original. Don’t use bleach on normal skin otherwise it will bleach that part and make it look lighter.

Sugar paste is made of sugar, lemon juice and water. It is 100% natural, not tested on animals and is environmentally friendly. It contains no chemicals.
The product is a blend of natural ingredients therefore eliminating the possibility of any harmful side effects.

It is gentle on the skin. This is because it is water soluble, applied warm (not hot) and it doesn’t stick to anything moist. Therefore it doesn’t stick to the skin or live skin cells, only the hair, with the hairs pulled cleanly from the roots unbroken and without bruising the surrounding area. This is less traumatic for the skin and therefore less painful than waxing. This method is good for people with sensitive, dry or older skin and for those with eczema.

It is suitable for all skin types and may improve eczema and psoriasis by removing the top layer of dead skin and encouraging the healing of the skin underneath.

Sugar paste is applied to the skin and then flicked off. It removes the hair from the root. Because of this re-growth is slower, finer, softer and lighter in colour and can lead to gradual diminished hair growth. This is because each hair follicle is programmed to produce a certain number of hairs in its lifetime. By removing the hair from the root the follicle is stimulated to produce its next hair more quickly than it would have done if the hair had been shed naturally. The follicle then gets through its programmed number of hairs more quickly after which it will stop producing a hair.

As dead skin is removed, the skin is left soft, smooth, healthy looking, clearer looking and revitalised, and stubble free for a few weeks.

Avoid sugaring after a bath or shower as the skin is more sensitive.
Avoid using moisturising creams, perfumed soaps and deodorants on the area to be treated at least 1 day prior to sugaring as this can stop the action of the sugar paste.
The first sugaring treatment may cause skin discomfort and redness, but this will lesson after subsequent treatments. Normally treatments are every 4-6 weeks depending on the individual’s rate of hair growth.

People have different pain thresholds and certain body areas are more sensitive than others, therefore the pain from sugaring will vary. However sugaring is less painful than removing a plaster from hairy skin!!

After the sugaring treatment:

  • Avoid moisturising creams, perfumed soaps and deodorants on the treated areas
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun as this may cause skin irritation

Seasonal skin care differences

Normally the winter months tend to be much colder and much more dry when compared to the summer season when the heat and humidity levels are significantly higher. When our skin is continually exposed to the harshness of winter weather, our skin takes the brunt of this beating, becoming excessively more irritated, chapped and dry. Although the clothes we wear protect most of the skin on our body, many times we often forget to provide protection to our facial area. Don’t assume that just moving indoors is significantly better for your skin. With many people continuously running their home heating system and many also using dehumidifiers, we end up sapping a large portion of the moisture from the surrounding air.

Now if we take a look at the summer months, the temperatures start to warm, our skin is now more exposed to the elements from the simple fact we wear less clothing. Next combine the warmer temperatures with the increased humidity levels. Our natural response to these environmental changes is an increased amount of sweat that our body begins to produce as it tries to cool it self off. The consequence of these environmental and bodily changes is that our skin starts to become much oilier and we also end up more prone to the formation of pimples and other skin blemishes.

For many, swimming is a great way for us to find relief from the heat and easy way to cool off. However it is easy for us to forget that when we swim in a pool we are also exposing ourselves to harsh chemicals and when we go swimming at the beach we have to deal with the affects of salt water exposure which can lead to excessive dryness in our skin.

How to protect our skin during the winter months

It is important to use a sunscreen regularly regardless of what season it is. Many don’t realize that we are just as likely to sunburn in the winter months as we are during the summer. We should use a sunscreen and moisturizer combination or a facial make up product that has a minimum SPF rating of at least fifteen. Make sure you also protect your lips by wearing lip balm or a lipstick that includes sun protection.

We should try and maintain a consistent level of moisture within our skin and in our home or work environments. We can add moisture to the air inside of our home by using a simple humidifier. If you do not happen to own a humidifier you can just place a metal pan filled with water near the radiator or what ever heat source you have near by. It’s a good idea to keep a few plants in your home or office since they naturally help to moisturize the surrounding air. As for adding moisture to our bodies, we can easily do so by using an emollient based soap, cream or lotion.

Another simple thing we can do to help out our skin is to take shorter warm showers. If you use hot water while showering or taking a bath, you end up striping away your bodies natural oils. Taking long showers or bathes also causes us to lose even greater amounts of our natural body oils because we stay submerged in water for to long. If you take bathes frequently it would be wise to add a simple moisturizer to your bath water.

We should attempt to reduce how often we our apply toner after using our facial cleansers. Only use a toner product that has no alcohol or a low level of alcohol content. We also need to gently exfoliate our skin using a simple washcloth or soft scrub in order to remove any dead skin cells as well as stimulate the formation of new skin cells.

How to protect your skin during the summer months

We need to ensure that our skin is receiving significant protection from the effects of the suns ultraviolet rays which contain harmful radiation. We can do so by simply applying a sunscreen product with an adequate SPF rating. We can also wear sun protective clothing which has been specifically designed to protect against UV rays. You should also seek shade whenever possible while outdoors. Lastly it is important to note that the sun is at it’s strongest, between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Anywhere between those hours is when we should take extra precautions for protecting our skin from the sun while outdoors.

Our excessive sweating also means we have an over abundance of realize oils which can clog our pores. When can combat this by using a cooling cleanser containing salicylic acid to help keep any skin blemishes under control. We should also use cleansers containing eucalyptus or menthol extracts since they feel good to the skin and also help keep our pores clean and open.

Split ends, (or trichoptlosis), are the nightmare for every self-respecting woman’s life! They happen when the protective cuticle has been stripped away from the ends of hair fibers. Split ends are more likely to develop in dry or brittle hair, and typical causes of damage include excessive dying or vigorous brushing.

Once the hair cuticle is removed, it is impossible to replace. Typically the hair splits into two or three strands, and can be as long or two to three centimeters in length. The best treatment is to cut off the split end of the damaged fiber.

THE MAIN CAUSES WHICH BRING THIS GHOST TO YOUR HEAD:

  1. As your hair grows, the natural oils from the scalp can fail to reach the ends, making the ends of the hair more vulnerable than the roots.
  2. The ends of your hair have had a long exposure to the sun, gone through many shampoos and been overheated by hairdryers and
    straighteners, which results in dry and brittle ends which are prone to splitting.
  3. Not trimming your hair regularly is possibly the main cause of split ends. Prevention is better than a cure!
  4. Damage due to colouring when done to excess also causes dry brittle ends.
  5. Poor quality brushes and combs can also cause this problem.

It doesn’t necessarily means that have to go to the salon every week to keep your split ends in check. In earlier times, woman used to burn off their split ends themselves! And when I heard this I thought of bringing this revolution again into this Era, brought something new to this fashion & beauty industry so started cutting hair with Candle, its cool, fun & creative! Imagine using fire instead of Scissors, but you don’t have to scared I will not advising you to do this at home and got entry into Records book

Hey! Not to worry, there are easier ways to get rid of your dead ends before they split further… DIY (do-it-yourself) hair trims. Don’t be afraid, most of women do it!

These DIY hair trimming tips are for woman who are happy with their hair; for those who don’t need a re-style, but simply want to freshen things up with a ‘homegrown’ sort of look. Still! If you are in any doubt, leave it for the professionals!

To remove split ends:

  • Take small sections of hair and carefully twist them in a gentle downward motion.
    Any split ends will automatically stick out.
  • Carefully snip into the twist with sharp scissors. Don’t cut right through; just cut into the thickness to remove the damaged cuticles and give a natural layered effect.
  • Be careful to cut roughly the same amount from each twist.
  • Remember, sometimes the simplest, and least expensive, ideas are the best. So get trimming!

TIPS TO GET RID OF THIS NIGHTMARE:

  1. Use specialist products that are designed to seal the splits temporarily in order to catch any splits that are shorter than the length you want to cut your hair to and to allow your hair to grow a little longer before you trim.
  2. Go for deep conditioning treatment every week, if possible and especially if your hair is prone to splitting, chemically treated or treated by ceramic straighteners. Conditioning is mandatory every time you have a chemical.
  3. Have a Trim regularly
  4. Avoid excess heat and too much brushing and combing and please don’t brush, scratch or shampoo hair and scalp before any chemical service. Never hesitate to Invest in quality combs and real bristle brushes.
  5. Do shampoo your hair after a workout or strenuous exercise. The salt from perspiration will erode your hair. If you work out more than once a week, consult your stylist for your particular needs.

What ever you do, if you want to keep your hair long, don’t ignore split ends because, as they split they also break away, meaning that your hair is in effect getting shorter every time you brush it and also means that your hair population is going down!

Red moles on skin are normal and they should not have any other colours in it. If the red moles retains their shape of 6 mm without becoming bigger or if they do not have any round or oval border around them then we can safely ignore them. If it is exposed constantly to sun then their behaviour changes and might become a cancer threat. Avoid scratching the red moles on skin since it might cause irritation and subsequently lead to melanoma.

As early as possible efforts should be made to check whether the red moles in the skin changes in size or colour. For an effective cure, early detection is very important. Since melanoma is a skin cancer and once it metastasizes, the spread to other parts of the body could not be stopped and it might even lead to death.

There are some natural certified organic treatment which tries to eliminate moles without scarring, tissue damage, or surgery. One among them is Nevi No More, which is produced from essential oils, and plant extracts organically grown.

The active constituents of this medicine claims to eradicate and defeat melanomas and moles. The manufacturers claim that results can be seen within a couple of days and once they are eliminated, there is no reported incidence of recurrence on the skin.

Any organic treatment should not contain any chemicals such as herbicides or fertilizers.

When this medicine is applied on the skin to treat the mole, nourishment is provided to the skin. Since these medicines are by nature lipophilic, it gets absorbed in the blood stream.

Whenever a product is described as hundred percent natural but not containing the word “organic” it implies the inclusion of toxins such as pesticides or chemicals in the products. Care should be taken to avoid such products. They may harm the skin in the long run. There will be further health complications and hey might fail therapeutically. Medicines, which are organic and have sufficient pharmaceutical strength, will be effective to cure the problem. Care should be taken before applying medicines for red moles on skin.

Now You can look, feel better, and raise your self-esteem 150% by watching your moles, warts & skin tags drop to the floor in as little as 3 days! After 6 years of trying almost every popular methods & treatment that promise removing red moles on skin, I finally found a different and viable solution to these common problems. I must admit, I was very skeptical at first.

Enlarged veins that are usually found on the legs, although they can be found in other places, can be dark purple, blue or flesh-colored. These veins may have an appearance of twisted, bulging cords raised on the leg. The most common places on the legs for varicose veins to be found are the backs of the calves or on the inside of a leg.

Red or blue veins that appear to look like varicose veins, but are smaller are called spider veins. Spider veins are also closer to the surface of the skin than you would find varicose veins. Sometimes spider veins can be found on the face.

Some symptoms of varicose veins include: legs that tire easily, heaviness in legs, skin darkening, numbness in legs, leg swelling, and irritated, itchy legs, and of course, seeing the above mentioned veins.

Spider veins tend to remain the same, but varicose veins will most likely enlarge with time, and cause blood clots, infections, skin ulcers, sores and rashes.

Getting varicose and spider veins can be prevented somewhat by taking certain precautions. It is important that you exercise regularly, as this gets your circulation running smoothly and helping with leg strength. Legs should not be crossed while sitting. Elevate your legs while sitting. Try to cut salt out of your diet and introduce more foods containing fiber. Salt is known to cause swelling and cause water retention. Try wearing support stockings and avoid tight clothing that restricts.

However, with any condition that you feel you may have, it is best to go to your doctor to make sure that what you think is varicose or spider veins really is. Then your doctor can customize the best treatment plan for you at that time. A typical doctor’s visit for this type of condition may include a regular physical exam, X-rays or pictures of the vein done via ultrasound.

Your doctor may recommend one of the following treatment options to you.

  1. Ambulatory Phlebectomy involves marking the location of the vein with a special light source. The vein is pulled out of the leg by making tiny cuts and inserting surgical hooks.
  2. Endoscopic vein surgery involves removing the veins by small cuts. A small video is used to see inside the vein.
  3. Laser surgery involves sending bursts of light into the vein to be treated. While this type of treatment avoids needles and incisions, it can still be quite painful. Cooling is usually done to help with the pain from the laser. Some bruising may occur.
  4. Sclerotherapy which involves an injection of a solution into the vein. The vein walls then swell and stick together, and then seal shut. The vein will turn to scar tissue, since the vein’s blood flow has been stopped.
  5. Surgical Litigation and Stripping involves tying the vein shut and then removing it from the leg. General anesthesia is usually administered in either an operating room or outpatient basis.

Eat a lot of fish

Fish is rich in essential fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6,. These fatty acids counteract the blocking of pores that cause acne, and in the long term, more wrinkles. Salmon, mackerel and tuna are the species richest in the healthy acids, but if you don’t like fish you can also find them in almond, hazelnuts and flaxseed.

Goodbye blush food

A touch of color on the cheeks is nice, but bright red blushing from top to collar bone is not necessarily desirable. If you have a tendency for blushing, be alert that certain food and drinks may be the cause. This especially applies for spice, salted and smoked meat, taste amplifiers (especially sodium glutamate) and alcohol (especially red wine). This kind of food makes the blood vessels expand, and cause red cheeks and blushing neck and breast. However, everybody reacts differently on food be alert on what makes you turn red.

A lot of olive oil

If you avoid fatty substance to keep the waist slim, your face may be paying the price. A lot of young women experience dry skin that peel of because they don’t get enough fatty substance. If your daily intake is less than 20 gram (approx. two tablespoons of oil) the skin is not able to uphold. Not only will the skin look dry and dead, it will also accelerate wrinkles. Without fat the body cannot absorb vitamin A, which the body needs to counter the ageing process. Therefore: Use avocadoes and nuts in the salad and pour some olive oil on top – it doesn’t hurt!