Modern SkinCare from an Age Old Source
Beauty from the Inside Out
- The Rooibos plant Aspalathus linearus contains a host of natural antioxidants, the new buzzword for a healthy lifestyle. The antioxidant in Rooibos helps to neutralise damaging free radicals and therefore protects the body against diseases and premature ageing.
- Currently there is tremendous interest in antioxidants and their role in helping to reverse and prevent free radical damage and it has been the topic of various scientific studies over the past 15 years.
- The natural age fighting properties of the Rooibos plant makes it excellent for use as an all-natural ingredient in skin and personal care products....
How to Achieve Younger Looking Skin
HEALTHY SKIN BEGINS WITH THE BASICS.
Overexposure to the sun causes wrinkles and premature aging.
The most important thing you can do to help minimize wrinkles is to stay out of the sun. If you suntan now, you will pay for it later. Over time, exposure to the sun causes permanent damage to your skin. This causes freckling, dark spots, wrinkles, and thickening or roughening of the skin, and you can end up looking years older than your actual age. More seriously, it can also lead to skin cancer. Wearing a sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection daily is a must....
Botox Injections: A Closer Look
Just about everyone has, at one time or another, heard about Botox Injections. Botox is the most popular non-invasive procedure on the market today because the Benefits of Botox are great with little risk involved.
Botox blocks your nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles. This will give your skin a smoother, more rejuvenated appearance. That is all and well, but what are the draw backs to Botox? The only drawbacks are almost non existent when weighed with the obvious benefit of reducing the appearance of age defining wrinkles....
Hyaluronic Acid Secures its Place Among Wrinkle Removal Products
Hyaluronic acid has firmly secured its place among wrinkle removal products. Specifically, hyaluronic acid is now commonly being considered for use alongside botox, collagen and fat injections in the fight against wrinkles. Moreover, hyaluronic acid products tend to last longer than its competition.
For nearly 10 years, Botox injections have been used to treat fines lines and wrinkles in the face. While Botox has few side effects, the desired anti-wrinkle effects only last three to six months. Collagen, a natural protein, has been used for over 25 years....
What The Heck Are Crowns, Veneers and Implants Anyway?
Dentistry has become a hot topic, as writers across the media spectrum are reaching into our mouths for story ideas. Apparently, the making of a beautiful smile makes good copy.
"And don't we all identify in some way with those people making big changes-on shows like "The Swan" and "Extreme Makeover"-even those getting new smiles?" says Dr. Bernard Lynch, at the Washington Center for Dentistry, in Washington, DC.
No wonder we need to boost our dental vocabulary, especially if we're thinking about delving into some smile improvement ourselves....
Manicure at Home
Required items to perform manicure:
Bowl with warm soapy water
petroleum jelly or any other moisturizing lotion
Favorite nail polish and clear polish
Nail polish remover (if your nails have color)
clean white towel
Steps to a manicure:
Before starting make sure you remove your nail polish and have all the required items mentioned above. Also remove any jewelry on fingers.
First trim or shape nails.
Soak both hands in warm soapy water for 3 to 5 minutes....
The Basics of Healthy Hair
Is your hair dry and brittle? Is it greasy and flat? Puffy, stringy, frizzy, the list goes on and on. There are so many things that can go wrong with our hair. So here are the basics thing to keep your hair healthy and in beautiful condition.
Scrub-a-dub-dub! Everyone knows that you have to shampoo your hair, otherwise you have tons of gross buildup and it just won't cooperate. Conditioner is just as important otherwise you won't even be able to comb your hair, much less style it. It's very important to pick a quality shampoo and conditioner fit for your hair type....
Great Looking Skin
Maintaining great skin can be a challenge if you don't know the secrets to having perfect skin. Did you know that what you eat and what you use on your skin plays a tremendous role on the state of your skin?
Regardless of your skin type, all skin types should avoid eating fried foods because these foods contain free radicals that are toxic to the vital enzymes in the body.
Other foods that should also be avoided are alcohol and caffeine, especially on those individuals with dry skin. Alcohol and caffeine are diuretics that cause the skin to lose fluids and minerals....
Sugar Sweet Beauty
To enjoy all of the benefits of a sugar based product without shelling out the big bucks, trys these recipes:
Orange Cream Sugar Body Scrub
This recipe is great to remove dead skin and give your skin a healthy glow. The sugar contains glycolic acid and the cream is a source for lactic acid. Avoid irritated or broken skin areas.
Ingredients: Ѕ cup sugar, 2 TBSP cream or whole milk, 5 drops orange oil, and 1 cup olive, jojoba, or almond oil
Mix sugar, oil and cream together. Add orange oil after main ingredients are completely mixed....
Should I Have A Face Lift?
Good question! A face lift is major surgery and surgery means blood, mess, discomfort, stitches and time out to recover. A face lift is expensive too.
There are risks to consider, one is hematoma when the blood collects under the skin and has to be surgically removed. Damage to the nerves that control your facial muscles is another although this is less common. Slow healing time can also be a problem although this is found mainly in smokers. Oh! and don't forget the usual risks that are involved with anesthesia....
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