• Step 1: Holding your hair dryer in one hand, bend at the waist, and flip your hair upside down, so the ends are all hanging towards the ground. With your free hand, grab a handful of the ends of your hair and bring your hand up towards your head, gathering up hair as you go. You should have a big handful of hair. Hold it loosely in your hand, and aim the warm air all around your hand for 15 seconds or so. Release that hair, and repeat with another section of hair. Move all around your head! You should be able to get all of the way around your head with about 5 handfuls.
  • Step 2: When you have had a go at all of your hair, take a few seconds and aim the dryer at your scalp. Rub your free hand in small circles all over your head while aiming the dryer at your scalp. This will create volume in your hairstyle, and even when you wear it straight it is a good technique to use. No one looks good with hair flat to their scalp.

Keep repeating these steps until your hair is mostly dry. The tighter you squeeze your hair as you dry it, the more curl you will get, and the longer it will take to dry. This can take from 5-20 minutes, depending on how long and thick your hair is. When your hair is nearly dry, add a little hairspray at your scalp, and through the rest of your hair, and do one more quick round with the hairdryer. I would love to see what you all can do with this-please send your before and after pictures to me!

Tips: Try having some layers cut into your hair if you don’t have them, to maximize your “curl power!” Also, the more frequently you scrunch your hair, the easier it is. Embrace your curls!

One’s physical appearance is economically driven (the best-looking people have the most success in the business world, according to some statistic or other). One’s physical appearance is a major contributor to the biological imperative (eyes and spaced just so far apart, lips flush, hips of perfect child-bearing proportions and capacities, according to anthropologist Desmond Morris and others, are signs of symmetry and quality of species…which potential mates unconsciously measure). And, of course, our youth driven culture prizes physical beauty in the eyes itself are at the forefront of what we see.

The real cause of bags under your eyes indicates that you have fluid collecting in the loose skin and a filling of the fat deposits in that region of your face (creating shadows), according to one health professional at TeenHealthFX. And causally, you have bags under your eyes (or dark circles under your eyes), as nine out of 10 people do at one time or another in their lives (according to azcentral.com), because of many possible (and combined) causes:

  • Vitamin-deficiency
  • Poor diet
  • Overexposure to sunlight
  • Overuse (number one culprit: long-term pc monitor-reading)
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Allergies
  • Genetics/heredity
  • Cigarette-smoking
  • Disease or illness (or organ damage)
  • Natural aging
  • Stress

So really the question becomes how do you lessen the effect or mask bags under the eyes This is where the beauty industry picks up the baton and runs with it. Mascaras and masking agents can be effective for more milder cases, a perch train cases surgery is also an alternative. For some milder cases, good old fashioned organic “remedies” still suffice. Some people apply warm (pre-steeped) teabags for about ten to fifteen minutes. Others use a slice of raw potato cut in half, each half they put under each eye for about 15 minutes or so. Many others will swear the cucumbers are very effective. And that you can imagine there are tons of creams and lotions available on the market aimed at eliminating bags under your eyes. There are many things that can be done and if you feel that the bags in your eyes are a little more than you can handle that I may suggest you visit a dermatologist.

Types of Body Acne

  1. Comedones This type is considered the ‘mildest’. It occurs when the skin’s sebacious follicle has been plugged or clogged with dead cells combined with other substances such as oil and bacteria. This type of acne is commonly known as a blackhead or a whitehead.
  2. Papules This type of body acne is similar to comedones since they look like small whiteheads up close. They usually appear in clusters, making the affected skin area feel sand-paper rough.
  3. Pustules This type is considered more serious than comedones and papules since pustules usually contain pus, which combines substances such as dead skin cells, bacteria and white blood cells.
  4. Macules Macules are those red and inflamed marks or spots on the skin that have been left by a recently healed pimple, whitehead or blackhead. This type of acne usually takes weeks or even months to disappear.
  5. Nodules This type is considered severe. Though it is similar to the less serious papule, a nodule usually has a deeper root and causes inflammation of the affected area.
  6. Cysts This type of body acne is considered the most serious of all types. Besides having a deeper root and causing inflammation, cysts can also result in skin scarring.

Body Acne Treatment

There is actually no absolute best acne solution that is applicable to everyone. The best acne solution for one person may not be effective for another; thus, one can only seek the body acne treatment that works specifically for his or her situation.

However, it does not mean that you should simply go on a trial-and-error test of all available medications for body acne. You should go for one that has a good reputation for curing acne and for this I recommend a 4% Niacinamide Topical cream…such as Acnessential.

Niacinamide is derived from Vitamin B3 and 4% topical Niacinamide has been proven, in studies by the State University of New York no less, to be as effective at treating acne as the leading topical prescription medication…Clindamycin.

Oats & Aloe Vera Exfoliant for your skin

1 tablespoon finely ground oats 1 tablespoon finely ground almonds 1-teaspoon honey 1-tablespoon Aloe Vera gel Combine ingredients in a bowl and stir until well mixed. Apply to face and neck skin after cleansing and before toner is applied, using gentle circular motions. Rinse well with warm water and gently pat excess moisture from face. Follow with facial mask.

Aloe Vera Face Mask for Healing and Soothing

(Great for sensitive and dry skin, especially after sun bathing) Ingredients: -3 TBS pure and certified organic aloe Vera juice -1 drop Helycrisum essential oil -1 drop Rose essential oil Combine all ingredients and apply mixture evenly on face and neck. Leave it on for at least 7 minutes and rinse with warm water. Pat dry, and apply the following “healing and soothing” aromatic blend, prepared in advance in a 10-ml bottle filled with vegetable oil: -1 drop Neroli essential oil -3 drops Lavender essential oil

Aloe Vera Skin Toner

Soak a cotton pad with pure aloe Vera gel and use it to freshen your skin and remove excess oil. Use daily, following with moisturizer. This is especially good for normal and oily skin and is a great overall toner. Dilute the gel 50/50 with spring water if you have sensitive skin. You can also use the juice of a leaf from your aloe plant. Cut off the amount you are going to use, and put the remainder of the leaf in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. The leaf will keep for about 3 days.

Floral Aloe Vera Gel

1/2 cup Aloe Vera gel (available in most natural food stores) 1 tbsp. dried lavender flowers or 3 tbsp. fresh. 1 tbsp. dried calendula flowers or 3 tbsp. fresh. 1. Mix together the aloe Vera gel with the lavender and Calendula flowers in an ovenproof glass container, then heat the container gently by sitting it in a hot water bath on the stovetop. 2. Let the mixture cool completely, and then pour it through a clean, fine strainer (to remove all of the solids) into a clean container.

Exfoliating Foot Mask

1/2-cup oatmeal 1/2-cup cornmeal 1/2-cup coarse salt 1/2 cup unscented body lotion 4 tablespoons Aloe Vera gel in a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Slide feet into mixture and rub, beginning at toes, working up to heel and ankle. Do one foot at a time, rinsing in a separate bowl of warm water.

Exfoliating Aloe Vera Face Mask

4 Tbsp. Pumpkin puree 1 Tbsp. Honey 4 tsp. Cornmeal 2 tsp. Aloe Vera gel 2 tsp. Pineapple, diced 1 tsp. Green tea 1/2 tsp. Sunflower oil 6 drops frankincense essential oil (optional) 4 drops cinnamon extract (optional) Directions Steep green tea in boiling water. Set aside to cool. In blender or food processor puree pineapple and place in medium-sized mixing bowl. Add pumpkin, honey and aloe. Mix well. Stir in sunflower oil, green tea and cornmeal. Discard the remaining green tea. Add frankincense and cinnamon. Stir. Apply small amount of pumpkin mask to cheeks, forehead, chin and neck. Massage in circular motions gently buffing skin. Repeat. Apply more product as needed. Leave a thin layer of pumpkin mask on face and neck for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with tepid or cool water and pat dry with soft towel. Follow with appropriate moisturizer. Store remaining mask covered in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Benefits: Pumpkin enzymes dissolve dead skin cells while the cornmeal sweeps them clean. Honey has antimicrobial properties as well as moisturizes and softens. The result is a beautiful glowing complexion. Use this mask as often as you like.

Scientists are learning that these remedies have a solid basis in scientific fact. Cosmetic chemists call goat’s milk “nature’s liposomes” because it is so easily absorbed into the skin, bringing with it moisture and restorative proteins, minerals and vitamins.

Goat’s milk also contains over 50 nutrients, including the vital vitamins of A, C and B-complex, minerals and other elements that nourish and rejuvenate dehydrated skin. Vitamin A slows down the effects of aging, as well as prevents age spots and thickening of the skin. Zinc contributes to the reconstruction of collagen fibres, encouraging moisture retention and maintaining the skin’s elasticity/ Riboflavin or Vitamin B-2 is another anti-oxidant and is essential for healthy skin, nails, hair and general good health.

Alpha-Hydroxy acid(AHA) naturally exfoliate skin. Goat’s milk has AHA components that contribute to the micro-peeling process, gentry scrubbing off dead skin cells. Goat’s milk helps nourish the newly-grown skin and may encourage the production of elastin. New skin emerges smooth, healthy and younger looking.

Now you can enjoy all these benefits in a goat’s milk, bath daily with goats milk cream bar because it will help rejuvenate your skin naturally.

When your smile is healthy and beautiful, the benefits can follow. First an improved self-image influences a better dental hygiene and an improvement in your overall health.

Can you truly say you’re teeth are white? According to a poll taken by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), when asked, “What satisfied you least about your smile?” The number one answer people gave was tooth color. Cosmetic dentistry methods such as tooth whitening can give you a whiter and brighter appearance, allowing you to smile with confidence.

The combination of science and modern cosmetic dentistry can produce amazing results that frequently exceed even the highest of patient expectations. This page is here to acquaint you with the materials and techniques available in cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry today. Fell free to read the following descriptions of these procedures

Yellow or brown stains, white spots, asymmetrical gum contours and uneven edges can disfigure your smile. Simple corrective cosmetic dentistry techniques can bring dramatic results immediately. All of the following cosmetic dentistry procedures can usually be performed in the dentist office in one or two visits.

  • Jagged tooth edges can be re contoured and polished in one office visit.
  • Asymmetrical soft tissue contours can be corrected in a single office visit with minimal local anesthetic. Your gums can account for as much as 50 percent of the total cosmetic value of your front teeth. This is especially evident in the smiles of younger patients where gums are displayed a lot when smiling or talking. An Anterior soft-tissue re contour is a procedure accomplished in a single visit with a laser and/or electro-surgery techniques. The results are dramatic and predictable may last a lifetime.
  • Yellow or brown stains can be reduced by a simple “whitening” process which involves a patented gel and a blue curing light. The BriteSmile(TM) “whiter teeth in about an hour” treatment is a popular amenities, much faster than laser whitening. The results can be dramatic and stunning. BriteSmile(TM) can whiten your teeth by up to 9 shades whiter in one visit.
  • Many dark and super-white spots can be reduced in one office visit by using an acidic-micro-abrasion scrub. These unsightly spots can safely be removed usually in a single office visit with an “acidic-micro-abrasion technique”. Absolutely no anesthetic is required.

“Touch Up” Cosmetic Dentistry procedures are techniques which give you the biggest “bang for your buck”. These procedures are proven to be simple, safe, quick, and non-invasive. They are inexpensive, and the results are immediate, dramatic and long lasting.

Cosmetic dentistry in San Francisco has gone through many advances over the last decade, with the advent of newer more effective treatments to whiten your teeth, change the appearance your teeth, and with new materials and special equipment with which to use them. Cosmetic dentistry improves the appearance of your teeth using reshaping, bonding, porcelain veneers, or dental implants, and a variety of other industry procedures.

Decayed, cracked and chipped teeth are common, but they can destroy your smile. As a result of tooth-grinding, too-vigorous tooth brushing, decay, or just bad circumstances, many damaged or disfigured teeth can be restored. The Cosmetic Dentist adheres restorative materials directly to your teeth, this technique is called “direct adhesion” (called “bonding”) Direct adhesion methods maximally preserve the existing natural tooth structures. Properly cared for and not abused, these materials last years. Even then, outright material failure is rare.

Cosmetic dentistry techniques can improve the appearance of your damaged, discolored, misshapen, or misaligned teeth. Take the time to find a good cosmetic Dentist in your area to explain to your personally how stress free and painless the procedures can be.

To tell you the truth I believe that if a hairstyle has to become a trendy hairstyle it is just a question of styling products. The trick is to know how to choose the right styling product. So many different styling products are available that you may find yourself lost in the world of styling products. You may buy anything from molding paste, to hair mud. You can even make a trendy hairstyle by yourself. You just need to put any smelly stuff you find around you on your hair and you are ready. You just created the perfect trendy hairstyle.

I keep my trendy hairstyle for seven years now. May be you will say, “Seven years? Oh, it is not already a trendy hairstyle! This is your grandma’s hairstyle!”. Okay, I know, I won’t get offended! I know my hairstyle will not be a trendy hairstyle forever. But I do not want to change it. I love my trendy hairstyle. I still think that it is a trendy hairstyle.

I will set your minds at rest with another story of a trendy hairstyle. I used to know a woman who loved her 80’s bug hairstyle with large quantities of hair spray. Why did she love her hairstyle? We won’t probably understand her. But I believe you met such strange people on the streets every day. Hairstyles from 70s and 80s are getting more and more fashionable.

May be nothing can be done to change these people who love their retro hairdos. I may just say a few words about these people who will never change their high school hairstyles. Come on, people grow up! You are already adults. Just try to find any trendy hairstyle, which can successfully replace your timeless teen hairdo. Remember that this was your trendy hairstyle two or four decades ago. I guess you don’t want to become an outcast person. No matter how much you like your teen cut, try to think of trendier hairstyle. You live in a society that will judge you by your appearance. Look for a suitable trendy hairstyle. Go out and you will find it.

Have you ever tried to find a trendy hairstyle on the World-Wide-Web? There are plenty of trendy hairstyles into the internet. It is easy to find a trendy hairstyle, just type in the keywords “trendy hairstyle” into a search engine like Yahoo! or Google. In less than a minute, you will get many results. You will find it hard to choose one.

Cleansing

Cleansing the face before going to sleep is essential. Don’t make the mistake of paying more attention to putting on your makeup than you do to taking it off. With the array of facial soaps, gels, milks, and lotions that are on the market today, selecting a cleanser is just a matter of personal choice. Whatever you do choose, apply it with a clean, white washcloth dampened in warm water followed by an alcohol-free toner. A toner will remove any excess residue from the skin without taking away the moisture. Don’t confuse a toner or refresher with alcohol-containing astringents which are used mostly for problem skin that has a tendency to develop blemishes.

It is best to remove eye makeup with a gentle product made specifically for that purpose. If the skin beneath the eyes is puffy, apply a cotton ball saturated with cold chamomile tea to the area. Chamomile is a natural soother which will help reduce any swelling. It should definitely be a part of your skin care routine.

Moisturizing

Apply a night cream. Night creams are not the same as day creams. Night creams for the skin contain higher concentrations of humectants which are ingredients that attract moisture from the air and hold it against the skin. Whereas day moisturizing creams are made to be used with makeup without interfering with it, night creams are intended to be used on skin that is free of makeup. It is formulated to be richer than day creams and work to your best advantage for the entire night. For the optimum benefit, mist the face with an atomizer since slightly damp skin absorbs moisturizers better than dry skin can.

Restful, Relaxing Sleep

A night of good, restful sleep is also an important part of overall skin care and the appearance of your skin. Many beauty and skin care companies advocate the use of aromatherapy for this purpose. Lavender, sandalwood, rose and geranium plant oils are said to relax and calm the brain. They are often used in bath products, oil lamps and candles. Other scents you might want to try for promoting relaxation include, chamomile, sage, orange, lemon grass and seaweed.

Cosmetic Dermatology is a field of medicine that deals with the skin abnormalities and diseases, its cure, prevention and medication. Dermatologist, as they were known, has extensive knowledge and training to provide best possible treatment for a specific skin condition.

Dermatologist can perform a variety of cosmetic works. Upon consultation and undergoing medication on their supervision, they can prescribe medication such as antibiotic in the form of capsule or ointment for skin problems and diseases. They are capable of performing simple and latest treatment such as skin peeling for acne prevention and the use of laser technology for wrinkle treatment, aging remedies and many other forms of treatments.

For those who are looking for a way to remove fat, a dermatologist is the person you are likely to seek help from. dermatologists have gone through variety of trainings to be able to provide for you the best possible treatment for your specific condition.

Dermatologists are available in their clinic and hospital for consultation on your cosmetic needs. They will talk to you about the causes and treatment needed for your skin problems. They will provide you explanation that they will perform and how the procedures will go. And while under medication. They will inform you of the progress of the treatment. Cooperation with the Dermatologist is important to make the cosmetic treatment successful.

Collagen acts as scaffolding for our body. It helps control shapes and differentiation of cells.

Collagen also helps regenerate broken bones and heals wounds. Vitamin C helps produce this important tissue in our skin.

Seventy-five percent of our skin is collagen. However, as we age, our face looses this as an effect of gravity, sun exposure and many years of facial movements such as smiling, chewing and squinting. Vitamin C in whatever amount may not be sufficient to replace the lost elasticity of the skin.

Facial movements cause’s tissues under the skin to breakdown, it thus lost its elasticity, and collagen tissue breakdown means wrinkling. And because the skin breakdown happens in your face, laugh lines, smile lines, crow’s feet and facial creases appear and this strips you of your youthful looking and plump skin.

Your age will now show in your face, which is of course, what most women dread.

I may need to mention as well that wrinkling does not happen to older people only; it may happen to any one at any age. Even for those young girls who are successful in losing weight may see fine lines in their face due to sunken cheeks. This is especially so for those who lost so much weight so easily.

However, do not despair, modern science have a cure for this, filler injectables using collagen or fat.

This filler injectables help to improve your facial appearance by filling the facial wrinkles, creases and furrows. Collagen injectables also fill tissue under sunken cheeks, skin depression and some types of scar. Is it not wonderful to look youthful and plump cheeked again?

You may need to know that medical experts say that for severe wrinkles such as lipstick lines that form around the mouth and of course, for those who really are older, filler injectables might not be enough. For this case, your plastic surgeon or dermatologist may need to recommend that you under go skin resurfacing procedure if you want to get rid of this severe wrinkles.

However, if your problem is just fine lines and sunken checks, filler injectable treatment might be enough for your need. Take advantage of collagen treatment because it heals faster than any other procedure.

Whether your problem needs filler injectables or skin resurfacing such as chemical peel or skin dermabrasion, your plastic surgeon may be the best person to give you the recommendation.

If finally your plastic surgeon recommends collagen treatment, then he will check you for allergic reaction on the collagen substance. This is because allergic reaction to the collagen substance is the common problem of patients who wants to undergo skin repair using filler injectables.

If your surgeon will find you allergic to the collagen injectable, he may opt to recommend fat injectable instead.

Fat injectable is not prone to allergy because the fat will come from your own body.

However, in most cases in a fat injection procedure, healing is slower than that of collagen injectable.

Finally, you may need to know that filler injectables do not last for very long time. In most cases, the good effect of filler injectable only lasts for three to six month. In rare cases and good post-operative care, the good effect might last for a year.