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Organic Anti Aging Facials

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Since ancient times women and men all over the world have discovered the tranquil and rejuvenating affects of facials. With the passage of time our skin tends to lose its youth, smooth texture and glow due to environmental factors such as pollution, stress, age and our unhealthy eating habits are also a main contributor. This is when we need facials to bring our skin back to its state of former glory.

However, cosmetic products with chemicals which promise instant results have become the rage among consumers who opt for instant gratification without taking into consideration the affect chemical facials and peels will have on their skin and body. Being a proponent of organic products my aim is to educate masses about the negative effects of beauty products with chemical ingredients since these are absorbed through the skin into the main bloodstream and may produce havoc on your body in the future.

As an alternative to inorganic facials I have come up with some great organic ways to cleanse your skin and system at the same time without exposing your skin to harsh chemicals which eventually cause more harm than benefits.

Ingredients for Organic Facials

Unlike inorganic products you can make your own organic beauty products on your own, and the best part is most of the ingredients are available in your kitchen or your local grocery. If you would rather purchase these products from the market, do read their labels to ensure they are 100% organic without any blend of chemicals included. For those of you who are into home made products here is a list of the famous organic ingredients also used by well known spas.

  • Honey
  • Oatmeal
  • Strawberry
  • Banana
  • Olive Oil
  • Tomato
  • Lemon
  • Almonds
  • Orange
  • Buttermilk
  • Glycerin

Anti Aging Organic Facial

The first step towards any facial is a good cleansing regimen. I always recommend cleansing your system in addition to your skin for optimal results. To remove the toxins from your body you need to eat healthy food, keep yourself well hydrated and avoid the temptation of indulging in fast food, alcoholic beverages and drugs. For cleansing your skin, use a mild cleanser which is free of chemicals to remove the debris and oil from it to prepare for a facial.

In an anti-aging facial the best ingredients to use are bananas, honey, oatmeal, buttermilk and olive oil. All these yummy eatables have anti-aging properties which will tighten your skin and give your face a glow you have always dreamt about.

With all these ingredients you can make your own cleanser, facial creams and masks which are natal to the very core, don’t have any chemicals to harm your skin, cost less than beauty products in the market and inspire healthy living. These don’t require accurate measuring, but they do have a short shelf life since they are free of preservatives, hence make your anti-aging facial creams/masks a couple of hours before your facial and refrigerate them prior to their use. Indulge your skin in organic facials and you will thank nature for giving you the perfect ingredients for a perfect skin.

Do It Yourself Nail Art

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Nails can also make a fashion statement, telling the world about your aesthetic sense and reveal your inner soul. If you are wondering how nails can make such an impression about your personality; nail art is the answer to help you express your artistic flair and creativity.

Lately nail art has become popular in celebrities making it an essential fashion accessory for beauty conscious women. It goes above and beyond the conventional concept of applying coloured lacquer to nails according to your dress colour. Nail art as its name accentuates is actually a form of art where professional nail artists create mosaics, 3-D impressions, floral patterns, using gems, stickers and the like to beautify nails.

For nail art fans getting your nails done every other week by a professional nail artist could prove to be quite expensive, since nails grow, they get chipped and the joys of pretty artistic nails lasts for a couple of weeks at the most. After which it’s back to the nail artist for another round of decorated nails. To avoid this costly trip to the salon why not purchase your own nail art kit and give in to the temptation of revealing the artist in you.

How to Get Started?

Investing in a good nail art kit for beginners will save you a lot of trouble when it comes to choosing tools, but if you are already well acquainted with the art of decorating nails you are better off buying tools according to your expertise.

 Here are a few nail art tools to get you started as a beginner or even as a more advanced user.

·         Basecoat: If you want stronger nails and prevent discolouration, in addition to preparing them for layers of polish, glue and stick-ons, a good basecoat is a must.

·         Nail Polishes: Don’t forget to stash your collection of nail colours with white, black, pastels and magnetic shades along with brighter hues.

·         Stickers: Especially designed for nail art these stickers come in a variety of designs and colours. A good option for beginners learning to practice nail art, these are applied to dried nail polish and sealed with a topcoat for extra protection.

·         Dotting Tools: A very important part of the nail art kit, dotting tools as their name implies help make dots of all sizes on your nails and also come in handy for creative designs. They come in a set of five with ten dot sizes to choose from.

·         Gems/Rhinestones: Add glamour to your nails by choosing from a wide variety of gems and rhinestones. Available in a multitude of colours, shapes and sizes these are perfect to create simple yet elegant designs.

·         Glitter: Glitter nail polishes or loose glitter are a good way of accentuating your nails. Add some spark to your nails by applying glitter powder or polish, for beginners glitter polish is easier to manage.

·         Topcoat: Similar to the basecoat a good topcoat is essential to keep your nail decoration intact for a longer period and offer that extra shine to make it stand out.

Doing your nail art yourself might sound somewhat challenging for beginners, but once you learn the basics the rest will become a breeze for you. Who knows, someday you might be consulting a property agent to rent out your own shop and become a professional nail artist yourself!

Eat Your Way to Health

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Everyone has their own personal concept of healthy food. Some of us consider a low calorie diet rich in fruits and veggies a gateway to health, whereas there are those who believe a balanced diet with a bit of everything in a proper amount guarantees a better life.

We are what we eat, and the purpose of food is not only to stimulate our taste buds but also provide us with energy to tackle everyday challenges head-on in addition to making us feel and look better. So how do we eat healthy to optimise our energy while dabbling in junk food once in a while to appease our appetite? There are a number of ways to eat the food you love without resorting to drastic diets plans and keeping yourself from enjoying your meals while maintaining your health and energy.

Eat a bit from each food group. Don’t limit your diet intake to a certain category. You need your starchy foods which include bread, pasta, rice, etc; proteins which have meat, nuts, beans, fish, etc; dairy products such as milk, butter, yogurt, etc; saturated fats and foods with natural sugar; fruits and vegetables. Moderation while eating from these food groups is the key to healthy eating. For those with a sweet tooth you can try food alternatives with natural sugar while cutting down on cakes, sodas and foods high in refined sugar.

Start Slow. If you are aiming for a change in your diet plan I would never recommend going all the way overnight. This is a recipe destined to fail, since it is not possible to give up on all your beloved foods in a night’s time to instill healthy eating habits. It is better to gradually introduce yourself to a change in your diet. Reducing intake of foods high in unsaturated fat, sodas and sweets should be a slow process rather than refrain from them all of a sudden.

Simple recipes and foods which look appealing make a difference. While making changes in your eating habits think of foods in terms of freshness, ease of cooking, and their presentation. Colourful food which is well presented is more appealing as compared to food which though well cooked lacks colour and is plonked in a plate. Experiment with recipes of foods you like, try to add natural ingredients avoiding unsaturated fat and unhealthy starches.

Avoid the urge to eat when you are not hungry. Listening to your body for hunger pangs is essential since quite a few of us get in the habit of munching on tidbits throughout the day despite not being hungry. Also resist eating while watching TV or working on your computer as we tend to overeat without realising we are overeating.

One of the best advantages of healthy food is that we do not need to boost our immune system with supplements provided in the market. These dietary supplements are beneficial to our health but their vitamins, antioxidants, calcium etc, are not equivalent to those found in fruits, vegetables and other food groups.

 With some effort you can eat better, live better and remember eating junk food once in a blue moon should not make you feel guilty. But, this doesn’t mean you give in to the urge of unhealthy eating habits every other day. Besides, once you develop healthy eating habits junk food will cease to tempt you for good.

 

  

Safe Cosmetic Surgery Procedures to Defy Age

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 With the latest development in technology cosmetic surgery is no longer considered unsafe. However, more patients are opting for non-invasive cosmetic surgery procedures rather than isolated surgical treatments which are more expensive and have a longer recuperating period.

While inquiring about the safety of non surgical treatments, these procedures come with minimal risks and their outcome is almost similar to that of plastic surgery. However, the only disadvantage is that compared with plastic surgery most of these treatments take more than one session to achieve the desired result.

Be it facelifts, tightening sagging skin or contouring body parts, non-invasive surgery has the answer to all these beauty concerns. I have shortlisted a few methods which have positive results when it comes to anti-aging treatments and are also considered safe practice.

Liquid Facelift:

Botox and fillers such as Dysport alongside Juvederm which is a soft tissue filler are injectables which are excellent for tightening skin, facelifts, reducing wrinkles, smile creases and crow’s feet near eyes. These are considered the safest non-surgical cosmetic procedure to date which effectively lessens the signs of aging.

Laser Treatments:

These are another way of reducing wrinkles and tightening sagging skin. One of the best alternatives to plastic surgery for facelifts; a carbon dioxide laser is used to destroy the outer layer of damaged cells, which in turn encourages collagen production and the growth of new skin cells which is more supple and youthful. This treatment removes deeper wrinkles and scars from the skin giving it a younger look. But, as compared to dermal fillers laser treatments have a longer recovery time.

Chemical Peels:

Another cosmetic procedure gaining popularity due to its anti-aging affects; chemical peels remove the dead calls from the outer layer of the skin, remove debris from pores unclogging them and tighten the skin giving it a fresh look. This is best for reducing acne scars, light wrinkles, and excessive pigmentation from skin. There could be minor bruising and swelling after a chemical peel treatment but this goes away within a few days.

Thermage:

A latest addition to the anti-aging procedures which is great at removing wrinkles from facial skin and give it a smother tone; thermage uses safe radioactive rays to heat the inner layers of skin to stimulate the production of collagen. While maintaining the temperature of the outer skin layer it helps the growth of collagen which is known to tighten skin and give it a better appearance.

These are a few of the cosmetic treatments preferred by patients and doctors alike to reduce the signs of aging. Though these procedures are safe to use, you should ensure the doctor carrying out non-surgical cosmetic surgery is a specialist in his/her field, has an immaculate clinic and has the appropriate credentials to carry out these treatments.

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