miercuri, 30 noiembrie 2011

STUDIO FIX POWDER


A one-step application of foundation and powder. Gives skin a smooth, flawless, all-matte, full-coverage finish. Long-wearing: lasts for up to eight hours. A real all-in-one. The choice of pros, and a long time favourite of M∙A∙C fans.

marți, 22 noiembrie 2011

BODY OIL HOT GRAPEFRUIT


Body Oil with Evening Primrose

Bodytreats Body Oil is sensational when your body needs that extra hit of moisture.
It absorbs rapidly so it’s perfect after a shower - or sprinkle a few drops in the bath to add extra softness.
With Sweet Almond, Grape Seed and Evening Primrose oil it eases dry, flaky skin.
Contains Vitamin E to heal and moisturise.
Use daily after the shower – quick and easy to use - it’s perfect for those who have no time in the morning!

vineri, 18 noiembrie 2011

BEAUTY WAY

Want that healthy, tanned look without that elusive Spanish holiday? Use cosmetics! For cosmetics is the easiest way to enhance your image. Image is what the cosmetic industry sells through its products. And although it's up to you to believe it or not, I’m sure you won’t complain. Definitely not when you can get "that look" without being much the poorer for it.

There are cosmetics for almost every need.

There are cosmetics for almost every need. Foundations, lipsticks, hair dyes, hair straighteners, hair sprays, skin conditioners, contact lenses, sunscreens, tanning products, glosses, shadows and what have you….. The list is seemingly endless. Branded cosmetics abound! Choose between MAC cosmetics or Mary Kay cosmetics if you will. And if you can’t afford it – well, there’s always discount cosmetics which give you famous brands at a fraction of their price! So despair not! Get rid of that patch of graying hair, mask that niggling pimple, and banish the ugliness of your nose albeit temporarily with some prudently used cosmetics. Do take care, of course, to check out the contents. Certain cosmetic additives are harmful for the skin. Don’t use so called "cosmeceuticals" unless their content, medicinal benefits and safety is verified. Having done that, go right ahead and indulge. And, if a lipstick is all that’s between you and that Marilyn Monroe look, go, get it!

luni, 14 noiembrie 2011

SHAMPOO


This shampoo gently cleanses, moisturizes, and adds shine. It's a must for the chemically addicted (and chronically parched).

What else you need to know:
For best results, use daily, followed by Super Rich Conditioner or Deeep. This product is compatible with color-treated hair.

2 oz:
-Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil : Contains vitamins A, B, and D; helps to moisturize hair.
-Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract: Acts as an astringent while conditioning.
-Glycerin: Softens hair.
-Polyquaternuim 7: Conditions and hydrates.

8 oz:
-Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil : Contains vitamins A, B, and D; helps to moisturize hair.
-Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract: Acts as an astringent while conditioning.
-Glycerin: Softens hair.
-Polyquaternuim 7: Conditions and hydrates.

33.8 oz (1 Liter):
-Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil : Contains vitamins A, B, and D; helps to moisturize hair.
-Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract: Acts as an astringent while conditioning.
-Glycerin: Softens hair.
-Polyquaternuim 7: Conditions and hydrates.

miercuri, 9 noiembrie 2011

PREGNACY PROBLEMS

All pregnant women will agree that the first few months of pregnancy are unpleasant, to say the least. You may experience morning sickness, swelling in the legs and ankles, abdominal pains and cramps, heartburn, constipation, fatigue, bladder problems, and a myriad of problems in between. The goal of this article is to help you deal with these issues and feel better.

Morning Sickness
Morning sickness is probably the most common of the pregnancy symptoms. Don't be fooled; morning sickness nausea will come at any time of the day, not just in the morning. To help prevent nausea in the morning, wake up slowly. Try eating some plain crackers or dry cereal before getting out of bed. Avoid warm places; heat can increase nauseas feelings. Keep fresh air flowing by opening windows, or turning on exhaust fans. Cooking things in the microwave will emit fewer odors than cooking in the oven or stovetop. Eat something salty before meals, avoid greasy or spicy foods, and try not to drink fluids with your meals. Spread your meals out throughout the day, into about 6 smaller meals. Try taking your prenatals later in the day, and ask your doctor about vitamin B6 and ginger supplements. Sipping on fizzy water with lemon in it, or non-caffeinated teas like peppermint and ginger can help calm nausea.

Abdominal Pain or Cramps
There are many changes going on in your body. A lot of stress is being put on your abdominal muscles, which can cause sharp pains and cramps. To relieve these pains, try using a warm heating pad. To prevent these pains, try strengthening your abdominal muscles. Talk to your doctor to find out which kinds of exercises are best for you.

Swelling
Throughout your pregnancy, you may experience some swelling. Wearing support hose can help to control your weight gain in your legs and ankles. Avoid standing for long periods of time. Wear well-fitting shoes, or buy inserts designed especially for pregnant women. Avoid diuretics, as these will lead to increased swelling. Stay off your feet as much as possible, and elevate your legs when sitting. Lying down is even better than sitting.

Constipation
To combat constipation, you should exercise regularly, drink plenty of water, and eat lots of fibrous foods such as fruits and vegetables, and whole grain cereals and breads.

Fatigue
Fatigue can come from sleepless nights due to aches and pains or vivid dreams, or simply from too much stress. The most effective method for dealing with fatigue is to get plenty of rest. Take several naps during the day. Eat a well balanced diet, including about an extra 300 calories per day. Iron deficiency is a leading cause of fatigue, so be sure to get enough. Although it may seem counter-productive, fatigue can often be relieved by exercising. Exercise will be refreshing and will leave you feeling energized.

Heartburn
Many of the remedies associated with nausea will also help you deal with heartburn. In addition, chew fennel or papaya enzymes, and avoid wearing tight clothing.

Bladder Problems
Bladder problems can be among the most bothersome of pregnancy related issues. First and foremost, drink plenty of water. Avoid junk food, refined starches, coffee, sugar, tea, and foods high in acidic content. Avoid using soap on your genitals. Be sure to empty your bladder and wash with water after intercourse. Wipe from front to back after using the bathroom. Try to include cabbage, leeks, and garlic in your diet, drink 3 glasses of cranberry juice every day, and take a vitamin C supplement.

Some women get more problems than others, but they generally get a little easier during the second trimester. In general, just make sure to get plenty of rest, drink plenty of water, get some exercise regularly, eat a well balanced diet, and try to keep an optimistic mindset.

COLOUR& COSMETICS

Many people avoid artificial colours in their foods, but don't check out the colours in cosmetics and personal care products. It is only in recent years that cosmetics have started to carry a full list of ingredients on their packaging.

Making sense of the ingredients can be difficult for the lay person. This is particularly true for colourings, which often go under the guise of numbers rather than names.

In many countries colours in cosmetics are listed as colour index numbers. C.I. numbers are allocated by the Society of Dyers and Colourists. The scheme covers colours used in food, personal care products, cosmetics, household products and fabric dyeing. So, for example you will not normally see ‘tartrazine’ listed in your lipstick ingredients, but it may be there listed as C.I. 19140. Erythrosine will be listed as C.I. 45430, and so on.

The USA uses a different system: the FD & C colors have been categorised by the American Food & Drink Administration for use in foods, drugs and cosmetics. So in this system tartrazine is FD & C yellow 5, and amaranth is FD & C red 2.

The ‘E Number’ system is used by the European Community (EC). This is a system of giving code numbers to food additives, some of which are also used in cosmetics and personal care products. This system is also used in some other countries but without the E prefix, so E102 becomes simply colour ‘102’.

All this confusion for the average consumer would not be important, but for the fact that some of these colours are known to cause problems in susceptible individuals. For example, tartrazine (also known as FD & C Yellow 5, CI 1914 and EI02) can cause migraines, itching, rhinitis and agitation in susceptible individuals. Many individuals avoid its use in food, but do not realise how extensively it is used in cosmetics, such as lipstick, and personal care products.

The big worries in terms of colours in cosmetics and personal care products are lipstick, coloured lip balms, lip gloss and lip pencils, because anyone who uses these regularly ‘eats’ a fair quantity over their life time, but these colours also appear in skin cream, foundation, mascara and so on too. (Remember also that these colours can also be in 'natural' cosmetics and skin care products.)

Another worry is that even the 'experts' cannot agree on an international 'safe' list of colours, so that a colour may be allowed in one country, but banned elsewhere. For example, quinoline yellow is allowed within the European Community and in some other countries, but is banned in Japan, Norway and the United States.

As ever, the advice is: keep yourself informed and read the label. Here is a list of the different names and numbers that common colourings go under:

Tartrazine: E102 or FD & C Yellow 5 or C.I. 19140
Quinoline yellow or E104 or C.I. 47005
Sunset yellow or E110 or FD & C Yellow 6 or C.I. 15985
Amaranth or E123 or FD & C Red 2 or C.I. 16185
Ponceau 4R or E124 or C.I. 16255
Erythrosine or E127 or FD & C Red 3 or C.I. 45430
Red 2G or E128 or C.I. 18050
Allura red AC or E129 or FD & C Red 40 or C.I. 16035
Patent blue V or E131 or C.I. 42051
Indigo carmine or E132 or FD & C Blue 2 or C.I. 73015
Brilliant blue FCF or FD & C Blue 1 or C.I. 42090
Fast green FCF or FD & C Green 3 or C.I. 42053
Green S or E142 or C.I. 44090

luni, 7 noiembrie 2011

MAKE UP SET

Many people avoid artificial colours in their foods, but don't check out the colours in cosmetics and personal care products. It is only in recent years that cosmetics have started to carry a full list of ingredients on their packaging.

Making sense of the ingredients can be difficult for the lay person. This is particularly true for colourings, which often go under the guise of numbers rather than names.

In many countries colours in cosmetics are listed as colour index numbers. C.I. numbers are allocated by the Society of Dyers and Colourists. The scheme covers colours used in food, personal care products, cosmetics, household products and fabric dyeing. So, for example you will not normally see ‘tartrazine’ listed in your lipstick ingredients, but it may be there listed as C.I. 19140. Erythrosine will be listed as C.I. 45430, and so on.

The USA uses a different system: the FD & C colors have been categorised by the American Food & Drink Administration for use in foods, drugs and cosmetics. So in this system tartrazine is FD & C yellow 5, and amaranth is FD & C red 2.

The ‘E Number’ system is used by the European Community (EC). This is a system of giving code numbers to food additives, some of which are also used in cosmetics and personal care products. This system is also used in some other countries but without the E prefix, so E102 becomes simply colour ‘102’.

All this confusion for the average consumer would not be important, but for the fact that some of these colours are known to cause problems in susceptible individuals. For example, tartrazine (also known as FD & C Yellow 5, CI 1914 and EI02) can cause migraines, itching, rhinitis and agitation in susceptible individuals. Many individuals avoid its use in food, but do not realise how extensively it is used in cosmetics, such as lipstick, and personal care products.

The big worries in terms of colours in cosmetics and personal care products are lipstick, coloured lip balms, lip gloss and lip pencils, because anyone who uses these regularly ‘eats’ a fair quantity over their life time, but these colours also appear in skin cream, foundation, mascara and so on too. (Remember also that these colours can also be in 'natural' cosmetics and skin care products.)

Another worry is that even the 'experts' cannot agree on an international 'safe' list of colours, so that a colour may be allowed in one country, but banned elsewhere. For example, quinoline yellow is allowed within the European Community and in some other countries, but is banned in Japan, Norway and the United States.

As ever, the advice is: keep yourself informed and read the label. Here is a list of the different names and numbers that common colourings go under:

Tartrazine: E102 or FD & C Yellow 5 or C.I. 19140
Quinoline yellow or E104 or C.I. 47005
Sunset yellow or E110 or FD & C Yellow 6 or C.I. 15985
Amaranth or E123 or FD & C Red 2 or C.I. 16185
Ponceau 4R or E124 or C.I. 16255
Erythrosine or E127 or FD & C Red 3 or C.I. 45430
Red 2G or E128 or C.I. 18050
Allura red AC or E129 or FD & C Red 40 or C.I. 16035
Patent blue V or E131 or C.I. 42051
Indigo carmine or E132 or FD & C Blue 2 or C.I. 73015
Brilliant blue FCF or FD & C Blue 1 or C.I. 42090
Fast green FCF or FD & C Green 3 or C.I. 42053
Green S or E142 or C.I. 44090

HERBS FOR SKIN




There are some great herbs for your skin that you need to know about. It is important to remember that your skin is the largest organ of your body, everyone wants healthy skin which is the number one driver behind the cosmetics industry in the world. There are over $300,000,000,000 worth of cosmetics sold every year in that number is constantly growing. Natural cosmetics are becoming an increasing trend.

Witch hazel is known to work as an after shave because it tightened your skin and makes it firm as it works as a form of an astringent. The great thing about witch hazel is that it is the expenses and it lasts a long time as is the case with most herbal products.

There are a lot of groups that provide antioxidants to help protect your skin cells, others are anti inflammatory agents that help your skin naturally.
I am always more inclined to use natural remedies as opposed to pharmaceutical type drugs, natural remedies are usually cheaper and they are better for you because they don’t contain harmful additives. I love natural cosmetics because they are cheaper in most cases and you’re doing yourself a favor by using natural ingredients as opposed to chemical ingredients.

vineri, 4 noiembrie 2011

Choosing Your Wedding Colors

Wedding dress, flowers, church, reception, cake topper, decorations, music AND wedding colors. Although it sounds daunting, choosing wedding colors is really quite simple.

When choosing your wedding colors think about the different colors that you like most. You may want to choose a main color and one or two accent colors for visual beauty. If you really don’t have a favorite color, think about the season that you’re getting married in. If you’re planning a spring or summer wedding go with pastels and brighter colors. For winter ceremonies try darker purples and burgundies. You can also use red and silver for a more Christmas themed wedding. For a fall wedding, oranges, yellows and even reds can give a warm harvest feel.

One thing to remember when choosing your wedding colors is not to overdue black. Although it is perfectly acceptable and popular to incorporate black into the wedding, over using it can give the feel of a funeral rather than a union of two hearts.

Once you have chosen a main wedding color, you can always use a color wheel, which artists use to accent colors in paintings. Using a wheel will help you choose another color or two that will compliment your main scheme.

Another way to simplify choosing wedding colors is to visit a wedding boutique store with your bridesmaids. Choose a dress that looks good and everyone is comfortable in. Then ask the clerk what colors the dress comes in. By doing this, you will be narrowing down the colors to choose from. Once you decide on a color for their dresses, use this as a main color for your wedding.

No matter what you choose for your wedding colors, this is a detail that will stick out the most with your guests. It will be the center and focal point of flowers, dresses and decorations. So, be sure when you choose a color, you choose carefully and be sure it is something that compliments your wedding party and the atmosphere that you want to set for your wedding.

Other possibilities to help you choose wedding colors are team colors, if you are a sports fan, colors that you saw used in your favorite movie or book, or maybe a time period that gives you that “loving feeling”. You don’t have to have a ‘wedding theme’ to have a ‘color scheme’. Be comfortable in the colors that you choose.

Another idea to help in choosing wedding colors is thinking about what the colors represent. For instance, blue is cool, relaxing and offers a calming vibe. Red reads vibrant and energizing. Green is comforting, refreshing and tranquil, and yellow offers happiness and brightness, giving off an uplifted spirit.

Choose colors for your wedding that will relate back to who you are and what mood you are trying to set. Be happy with what you choose because after all, this is your wedding.

HAIR SPRAYS


Hair spray products are quick-drying liquids sprayed on the hair to keep it in place. They contain ingredients that stick to the hair and hold it in place for a short period of time.

The safety of Hair Sprays is established by selection of ingredients that are safe and suitable for this purpose. In addition, Hair Sprays are assessed for their potential to cause scalp and eye irritation. Product safety is also established though strict adherence to the principles of Quality Assurance and Good Manufacturing Practices. This includes testing the compatibility of the product with packaging as well as shelf-life stability.

The FDA has does not permit the use of vinyl chloride or methylene chloride in aerosol products, including Hair Sprays.

luni, 31 octombrie 2011

BODY BUTTER HOT GRAPFRUIT


It protects the skin from dehydration and other climatic influences.
The main ingredient in our butter is Shea butter.
Shea Butter is derived from the Shea Nut which has high moisturising properties.
Bodytreats Body Butter is infused with Vitamin E which is used as a powerful antioxidant with proven healing properties.
It also has Vitamin A for collagen production and skin renewal. Unlike most body butters which can leave your skin greasy our Body Butter formulation is extremely light, like whipped cream, leaving your skin soft and moisturized.
We challenge you to find a better Body Butter!

TANNING


Why is it that people look so good and healthy with a little colour, yet tanning can be so harmful to your skin? Recent studies and the news report that there are more cases than ever of melanoma and we all know that extensive exposure to the sun will cause your skin to age more quickly.

There are solutions to the problem of harmful UV sunlight that allow you to have all of the aesthetic benefits of a rich tan without the harmful side effects. The answer is in the types of tanning products you use to care for your skin while in the sun and after.

Pre-Tanning Preparation

It is always good to keep your skin moisturized. Cold weather and dry air can dry it out as well as salt water and chlorine. Always protect your skin with moisturizers day and night. They are most effective if applied immediately following a shower because the skin is moist and freshly exfoliated from washing.

Before going out in the sun, even in the winter, it is important to protect skin with a moisturizer that has a SPF protection factor of 15 or more. This rating is how many times more protected skin is than if it had nothing on it. It is so important to protect the face because it is more susceptible to sunburn.

Tanning Beds

Tanning beds are only slightly less harmful to the skin that the actual sun. However, there are tanning bed lotions meant especially for tanning beds that give a deeper tone to the skin and protect it at the same time. Artificial tanning bed light bulbs are extremely strong, and that is why you can tan in just a few minutes per session. This also prepares the skin to deepen in colour each time you go to the beach.

Many salons have tanning booths where you stand or beds where you lie down and get all areas of the body tan at once. This is a good place to go if you are planning to go on vacation to a warm weather climate in the middle of winter. You can enjoy all of your holiday without having to worry about sunburn, because you can condition your skin to the sun before you leave home.

Lotions & Creams and other Tanning Products

It can be confusing knowing what type of lotion to use to best protect your skin and still give you great colour. There are spray on lotions, facial tanner products, a lotions with all kinds of number on them! Much of what you should use depends on your skin type.

If you are fair skinned then you need to choose a tanning product that protects the most. An SPF rating of at least 15, but 30 would be better. Those with darker, olive skin tones can use a lotion with an SPF of 8 and be adequately protected, provided they reapply the lotion frequently if there are going to be in the sun for long periods of time. There are also sunless tanning products that offer no protection from UV rays, but will change the skin colour without the sun.

joi, 27 octombrie 2011

ANTI AGING FOODS


As long as you live, you will age--it is inevitable. Although we may never find the fountain of youth, there are foods that have anti-aging properties. Until the fountain proves to be more than a myth, anti-aging foods are a safe and healthy option. Certain anti-aging foods are known to slow down the effects of aging on the human body.


AVOCADO:

Avocado is a fruit that is a healthy source of monounsaturated fat. Monounsaturated fat helps to reduce the bad cholesterol in the body that can block arteries. Avocado is also good source of vitamin E. Vitamin E, an antioxidant, promotes healthy skin by improving the skin's moisture level and softness. A few ways avocados can be enjoyed are in guacamole or sliced on top of a salad.

BERRIES:

Dark berries like blueberries and blackberries contain flavonoids that are powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants help protect the body against free radicals that can cause damage to living cells. Berries also contain vitamin C, which helps boost the immune system. Berries make a great healthy snack any time of day.

Cruciferous Vegetables:

Broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage are all part of the Cruciferous vegetable family. These vegetables aid the body in fighting toxins and cancer. Eating these vegetables raw or slightly cooked is the best way to consume them. The cooking process destroys the good enzymes that the body needs.

NUTS:

Nuts are rich in vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants. Nuts can help lower your cholesterol, enhance your digestive system, and prevent cancer. Enjoy nuts on salads, as a snack or on top of ice cream.

marți, 25 octombrie 2011

MAKE UP TUTORIAL

MAKE UP FOREVER

MAKE UP SET


This complete eye and brow kit has everything you need for that sexy, smoky look. Now even amateurs can go pro! Colors are buildable for extra drama. Ideal for travel or the girl on the go!

Kit contains:
eye bright 0.09 g Net wt. 0.03 oz.
3 smokin' eyeshadows:
pink highlight shadow 1.10g Net wt. 0.04 oz.
pewter base shadow 1.10g Net wt. 0.04 oz.
deep charcoal shadow 0.90g Net wt. 0.03 oz.
smokin' liner 0.39g Net wt. 0.01 oz.
brow zings shaping wax 1.00g Net wt. 0.04 oz.
fluff shadow/hard angle brush
tiny tweezers for discreet touch-ups
a lesson to talk you through each step!

INGREDIENTS:

Kit contains:
eye bright 0.09 g Net wt. 0.03 oz.
3 smokin' eyeshadows:
pink highlight shadow 1.10g Net wt. 0.04 oz.
pewter base shadow 1.10g Net wt. 0.04 oz.
deep charcoal shadow 0.90g Net wt. 0.03 oz.
smokin' liner 0.39g Net wt. 0.01 oz.
brow zings shaping wax 1.00g Net wt. 0.04 oz.
fluff shadow/hard angle brush
tiny tweezers for discreet touch-ups
a lesson to talk you through each step!

miercuri, 19 octombrie 2011

SUN PROTECTION

INFORMATION ABOUT SUN CARE


For best sun protection, a UVA and UVB-protective sunscreen with a SPF of 15 or higher should be applied to clean, dry skin 30 to 60 minutes before exposure to UV-rays.
If outdoor activity involving swimming or excess sweating is planned, a water-resistant formula should be used. Sunscreen should be reapplied every one to three hours and after swimming or excessive sweating; however, reapplication does not extend the time of protection.

Other strongly recommended sun protective measures include avoiding mid-day sun exposure; wearing a broad-brimmed hat; wearing loose-fitting, tightly woven, colored clothing; and changing into dry clothing following swimming to allow less penetration of UV radiation. Sunbathers should also remember that large beach umbrellas reduce exposure by only 50%.

Sunstroke or heatstroke is a condition in which the thermoregulatory mechanism of the body fails, sweating stops, and body temperature rises above 105 F. Sunstroke is usually the last stage of a series of heat and sun related problems (including heat stress and heat exhaustion), during which dehydration, fever, and hypotension become important. Sunstroke is life-threatening. Victims of sunstroke are confused and need immediate medical care; evacuation may be required.

CARIBBEAN PROTECTION LOTION SPF30


DISNEY PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN SUN PROTECTION LOTION
Packaging description : Continuous spray sun protection lotion. Alcohol free. Sealed
SPF 30

luni, 17 octombrie 2011

Hair Loss Treatments for Men and Women

PROVILLUS FOR MEN


Excessive hair loss causes baldness drastically changing the way people look, which is hard to tolerate many men start facing this problem at an early age due to heredity which is not acceptable in today’s lifestyle. In men hormonal changes adds to hair loss to great extent for them provillus for men would indeed be a preferable option.

However specific cause of hair loss has not been adjudged, however research lays down the fact that, excessive secretion of DHT may be the probable reason behind it. Although loosing hair is a normal phenomenon, but hike in its rate leads to problems as rate of growth remains the same.

Provillus for men

is different in the way that it restricts Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) secretion hormonal byproduct of testosterone that reduces growth phase of hairs by inhibiting follicle growth. Although DHT is essential for early growth but with passage of time they start attaching with hair follicle, reducing their size ultimately leading to shortening, thinning of hairs and finally to their breakdown.

Ingredients used in men’s provillus is vitamins, minerals together with blend of botanical components whose function is to inhibit DHT secretion while maintaining prostate health important out of which is saw palmetto & nettle. In addition provillus contains 5% minoxidil which is FDA approved topical solution and this implies its safety and reliability and is also responsible for sale of provillus without doctors prescription, although consultation with doctors before intake is recommended as allergic problems may happen. Now its time to look good with head full of hair which are shinning and strong too



miercuri, 12 octombrie 2011

MAKEUP TUTORIAL

NATURAL MAKEUP REMOVER


Our non fragranced 125ml Makeup Remover is extremely effective for removing all makeup from the face, neck and eyes.
Using pure Geranium Floral Water our remover gently cleanses, hydrates and plumps the skin while
efficiently cleaning the skin of all traces of makeup.
Non irritating and extremely gentle, this can also be used on sensitive skin.

Also available in 1 litre pump bottle.

Ingredients: Geranium Floral Water, Decyl Glucoside, EDTA disodium, Phenoxyethanol, Carmoisoine Colour

duminică, 9 octombrie 2011

HAIR MASK


Just as a facial mask can help correct imbalances in your complexion, a hair mask can work to keep your tresses in top shape. Although hair masks are a common treatment at luxury spas around the world, you don’t have to be rich to enjoy this pampering beauty ritual. There are a number of hair masks that you can make at home using ingredients that are inexpensive and readily available.

The process of making your own hair mask is fairly simple, although you’ll probably want to save the treatment for a time when you plan to spend the entire evening at home. Some of the ingredients used in do-it-yourself hair masks can have a distinctive odor which may require two or three shampoos to remove completely.

To make a “fruit smoothie” mask that works well as a conditioner for all hair types, combine 1/2 banana, 1/4 cantaloupe, 1/4 avocado, one tablespoon yogurt, and one tablespoon wheat germ oil in a blender. Massage the mixture into your scalp and wait at least 15 minutes before shampooing.

If your hair is very dry, you can make a hair mask by mixing two whole eggs with four tablespoons of olive oil. Apply the mixture throughout your hair, then cover your scalp with plastic wrap. Wait 10 to 15 minutes, remove the plastic, and shampoo as usual.

Damaged hair is a very common concern for women who have their hair colored or highlighted and frequently use curling irons or blow dryers as part of their styling routine. If you have damaged hair, you can make a hair mask by combining a very ripe banana with a few drops of almond oil. Add this mixture to your hair for approximately 15 minutes. Rinse with soda water, then shampoo as usual.

HAIR NUTRITION MASK


Red grape & wheat
HAIR NUTRITION MASK

Moisturizes, nourishes and protects the scalp and hair, giving it volume and sheen and making it easy to comb.

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: •Red grape*: Astringent, antioxidant •Vegetable protein: For hair strengthening •Vitamin PP: Collagen production reinforcing •Avocado*: Nourishing, hydrating •Provitamin B5: Emollient, healing, reconstructive. •UV filter: Photoprotective
*ORGANICALLY CULTIVATED

MINERAL OIL, VASELINE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL AND PARABENS FREE

DERMATOLOGICALLY TESTED

USE: After washing your hair apply the mask evenly, slightly massaging. Wait 3-5 minutes and then rinse.

joi, 6 octombrie 2011

Choosing Tanning Products Wisely

Why is it that people look so good and healthy with a little colour, yet tanning can be so harmful to your skin? Recent studies and the news report that there are more cases than ever of melanoma and we all know that extensive exposure to the sun will cause your skin to age more quickly.

There are solutions to the problem of harmful UV sunlight that allow you to have all of the aesthetic benefits of a rich tan without the harmful side effects. The answer is in the types of tanning products you use to care for your skin while in the sun and after.

Pre-Tanning Preparation

It is always good to keep your skin moisturized. Cold weather and dry air can dry it out as well as salt water and chlorine. Always protect your skin with moisturizers day and night. They are most effective if applied immediately following a shower because the skin is moist and freshly exfoliated from washing.

Before going out in the sun, even in the winter, it is important to protect skin with a moisturizer that has a SPF protection factor of 15 or more. This rating is how many times more protected skin is than if it had nothing on it. It is so important to protect the face because it is more susceptible to sunburn.

Tanning Beds

Tanning beds are only slightly less harmful to the skin that the actual sun. However, there are tanning bed lotions meant especially for tanning beds that give a deeper tone to the skin and protect it at the same time. Artificial tanning bed light bulbs are extremely strong, and that is why you can tan in just a few minutes per session. This also prepares the skin to deepen in colour each time you go to the beach.

Many salons have tanning booths where you stand or beds where you lie down and get all areas of the body tan at once. This is a good place to go if you are planning to go on vacation to a warm weather climate in the middle of winter. You can enjoy all of your holiday without having to worry about sunburn, because you can condition your skin to the sun before you leave home.

Lotions & Creams and other Tanning Products

It can be confusing knowing what type of lotion to use to best protect your skin and still give you great colour. There are spray on lotions, facial tanner products, a lotions with all kinds of number on them! Much of what you should use depends on your skin type.

If you are fair skinned then you need to choose a tanning product that protects the most. An SPF rating of at least 15, but 30 would be better. Those with darker, olive skin tones can use a lotion with an SPF of 8 and be adequately protected, provided they reapply the lotion frequently if there are going to be in the sun for long periods of time. There are also sunless tanning products that offer no protection from UV rays, but will change the skin colour without the sun.

Skin Care & Face Make-Up Routine

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luni, 3 octombrie 2011

Body Hair Removal: Solutions For Today

As we as a race become increasingly conscious of the way others look at us and not just the way, we look at ourselves, personal grooming has never been more important. And top of the list for many men and women today is to gain a superior attractive quality by getting rid of unwanted body hair. Be it facial hair removal for women, or back hair removal for men, quick hair removal treatments have fast gained in popularity with the masses. As your search continues for the treatment best suited for you, we have tried to put together a concise set of hair removal solutions available in the market today for your benefit.

The commonest form of quick hair removal today is shaving, which as the name suggests is the simple application of a razor blade, either manually or electrically on the skin surface to remove the hair by cutting the hair stem. While it's a quick painless hair removal method which is effective, it lasts only for very short bursts of time and can never be termed a permanent hair removal solution. Still for people short on time and low on cash, shaving still promises to be an affordable practical solution. For the slightly advanced enthusiast, depilatory creams are a good bet to do facial hair removal and leg hair removal. These creams effect quick hair removal through surface chemical reactions with the protein in your hair, breaking it down and making it easy to come off. Available in a variety of forms such as gels and aerosols and typically calcium-compound based, this treatment offers a solution which however is not a permanent hair removal method.

Of course, if you are a girl, you have probably gone through the painful procedure of waxing for body hair removal especially for hands and legs hair removal. Tweezing like waxing works by plucking the hair out of the skin right from its root s, thereby giving a hairless skin which can last for several weeks until the roots of the hair grow back. Electrolysis for hair removal on the other hand works on the principle of destabilizing the hair roots through surface electrical currents charged through electrodes implanted in the skin. While the effect of electrolysis hair removal is long standing in nature, frequent sessions and a serious dent on your bank balance are realistic possibilities that you need to keep in mind.

The best hair removal method available today is laser hair removal for men and women alike. This treatment is swift, precise, painless hair removal technique which normally guarantees an extended period of freedom from unwanted hair. In just a few sessions, whether it is facial hair removal or back hair removal, the laser technology effectively answers all your needs and desires for looking your personal best!

Visit your local salon or contact your beautician for understanding which of these hair removal treatments would work best for you. All the best to looking good and feeling great!!

CAUSES OF WOMEN HAIR LOSS


Shiny and soft locks are considered as the woman’s crowning glory. They can either make or break a woman’s appearance. However, females are not spared from hair thinning. They experience it just like men experiences baldness. And this can be very devastating for them. Different hair loss treatments for women are now available on the market. However, one must first identify the causes for thinning hair before a treatment is done.

1. Androgenetic Alopecia

Aging is the most well-known cause of hair loss among women. Unlike men, women decreases hair production by the time they reach 35 to 40. It is part of normal life cycle where both man and woman shed hair as they grow old. This is called the Androgenetic Alopecia and is accountable for 95% of hair loss in both genders.

2. Lifestyle

Every year, the rate of woman’s hair loss is rapidly increasing and is gradually running after the huge rate of hair loss among men. Changing lifestyle would have something to do with this.

Although researches found that women are more health conscious than men, they are more figure-conscious when compared to the opposite sex. As a result, they find ways to be skinny such as skipping meals. When there are not sufficient amount of nutrition in the body, one’s well-being is affected.

Visible results can be seen at a woman’s skin texture, eyes, nails, and of course in the liveliness of their tresses. If undernourishment goes on for months, it would gradually result to hair fall. Components of anti-depressant and diet pill may alleviate hair loss as well.

3. Chemicals & Hairstyles

Aside from lifestyle, women are said to be more prone to hair loss than men because they use more chemicals on a daily basis than the latter. Mouse, gel, hairsprays and strong shampoos have intense substances that may irritate the follicle causing to be incapable of producing healthy strands of locks.

Tight hairstyles such as pigtails, tight braids and even rollers may also give the same effect. Hair treatments like hot oil or hair perms, although most salons claim that it can give a healthier and shinier hair as a result, may often lead to scalp inflammation and in the long run, a thinning hair.

4. Stress

Nowadays, women live a very stressful life. Physical and emotional stress leads to an unhealthy hair production. Usually, three to four months after giving birth, most women undergo a so-called post partum hair fall. This also happens after having an abortion or miscarriage. These and other events that only a woman may experience, makes this gender even more susceptible to hair loss. Moreover, a woman may also lose few strands of her locks when beginning or ending an intake of birth control pills.

Tonic Lotion Against Hair Loss


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vineri, 30 septembrie 2011

How to Use Shower Gel

If your skin becomes dry and tight when you use a bar of soap, try cleansing with shower gel, instead. Many shower gels include ingredients that lock in skin's moisture and leave your skin smelling light and fresh.

  1. Use shower gel sparingly to get the most for your money. Shower gel is typically more expensive than soap, but you need very little to create a generous lather.
  2. Apply shower gel to a loofah, pouf or washcloth and agitate it to create suds before applying cleanser to your entire body (except face). Rinse thoroughly with warm water after cleansing
  3. Avoid washing your face with shower gel, as it can be drying for delicate facial skin. Instead, use a gentle face cleanser applied with your fingertips or a washcloth. Check out The Body Shop for their Aloe Calming Facial Cleanser, created to calm and moisturize sensitive skin (see Resources below). If you have oily skin, consider their Tea Tree Oil Daily Foaming Cleanser, which helps control shine and deeply cleanse skin.
Lather legs and underarms with shower gel before shaving. Shower gel lubricates the skin so you can avoid cutting or nicking yourself. Don't forget to rinse your razor blade thoroughly after shaving to avoid build up of shower gel residue

Try a natural product like Burt's Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk and Shea Butter Body Wash or Kiss My Face Organic Sudz Shower Gel (see Resources below). Formulated without artificial ingredients, added colors or animal products, these product lines were created to cleanse and moisturize skin without harsh chemical additives.

Make your own shower gel from natural ingredients and essential oils. For a list of cleanser recipe ideas, visit Essortment.com (see Resources below).

joi, 29 septembrie 2011

SHOWER GELS


Shower gel is the general term for a substance similar to liquid soap, which is used for cleaning yourself during a shower. Most commercial shower gels do not contain any saponifield oil however, instead being products of petroleum

Shower gel is available in different colors and scents. Practically all shower gels on the market today are ph-balance .

Some shower gels are herb-infused, and some offer aromatherapeutic benefits.

luni, 26 septembrie 2011

A GUIDE TO DATING

People in long-term relationships, whether they are married or dating, often complain about getting into a rut. Your relationship may have started off with the great burst of passion and excitement but perhaps it began to wane because life is busy and work can where you out by the end of the day.

If you're in a dating relationship that seems to be in a rut, or wonder why you can't keep a long term relationship exciting anymore, perhaps you need to go back to the beginning. That doesn't mean you need to break up with your current partner and find someone new, it means you need to refresh the relationship with exciting and spontaneous activities.

When you look back on a period of your life, what is it that you remember? Is it the average day-in, day-out activities? Not likely. It is more likely those fun and spur-of-the-moment times when you did things that were hilarious or scary or new. That's what it means to go back to the beginning of a relationship, when everything you do is spontaneous and new.

Next time you and your girlfriend or boyfriend are deciding to do something on Friday, don't settle for dinner-and-a-movie. Do something different! Here are some ideas:

Play paintball
Rent a classic car
Go skydiving
Have a picnic

Or surprise your date with something spontaneous:

Start a water fight
Go for a romantic boat ride and tip the boat
Blindfold your date and take them somewhere they never been
Surprise your date at work just as they're finishing up for the day

Relationships fail for many reasons. One of the saddest reasons is that people simply drift apart because the other person doesn't excite them anymore. It doesn't have to be that you're your relationship, whether dating or married, can thrive when it is filled with adventures that the two of you share as you build memories together.

You'll look back on your time together with fondness as you consider the many fun and spontaneous things you did together. But doing those things is a choice. Choose to return to the beginning of your relationship and have fun again!

GLYCERIN SOAPS


Glycerin Soap has many moisturizing properties.
Glycerine Soap is a humectant, drawing moisture from the air to your skin, plumping it up to allow it
to remain hydrated, soft and supple.

Our glycerin soaps provides your skin constant hydration.
Unlike some soaps that dry your skin out and make it feel tight and even flaky, using glycerin soap keeps
your skin feeling hydrated for several hours after you use it.

People with sensitive skin find that glycerin is gentler on their complexion.

This soap quickly dissolves in water, making it easy to wash off.
It doesn't leave behind any film like heavier soaps can.
And because it's gentle on the skin, glycerin soap can be used by people of all ages including children.
By keeping your skin well moisturized, you can create the foundation for healthy skin and prevent premature wrinkles.

Although glycerin is a great soap to clean your whole body, using it to wash your face can offer you additional benefits.
Using a harsh soap that dries out the skin on your face often causes your skin to make up for that dryness by
creating extra oil, which clogs your pores and creates skin problems.

Glycerin soap can help decrease acne when you use it as a face wash. Glycerine soap can be great help for acne suffers.
And for those who suffer from such skin disorders, such as eczema and psoriasis, it can help relieve symptoms by washing with glycerine soap.

It is especially good for sensitive skin. And because of its gorgeous lathering properties men love to use Glycerine Soap for shaving!

Our soaps are a vegetable glycerin contains no animal products and provides a natural alternative for skin care.
In 5 sparkling flavours Bodytreats Glycerine Soap is highly recommended for everyone

duminică, 25 septembrie 2011

A Guide To Costume Jewelry

Costume jewelry is often created with non-precious metals, usually gold or silver plated, and with or without beads and stones. Costume jewelry has been extremely popular around the world for thousands of years. The Ancient Egyptians are known to have worn decorative beaded necklaces and Cleopatra is probably one of the original wearers of what we now call costume jewelry. In more recent times the people of the Germanic and Slovak regions became highly skilled at developing intricate patterns in glass beads. However, beadwork used in costume jewelry is not only limited to glass.

A large variety of materials are traditionally used to make beads such as jet, wood, amber, gemstones, pottery, ceramic, metals, horn, coral, ivory, tortoiseshell and pearls. Some modern materials such as plastics, nylon and even polycarbonate variants are also used to make beads. Costume jewelry can be antique, period, or contemporary and there are many collectors of every style of costume jewelry. Venetian glass pieces of costume jewelry are particularly collectable as well as being extremely popular for people to wear.

Cleaning costume jewelry is extremely simple but needs to be done on a regular basis to prevent tarnishing. Simply use a mild detergent mixed in water to keep your costume jewelry in good condition. It is important not to soak the jewelry and to make sure that you dry it thoroughly before storing it. You can buy anti-tarnish paper for wrapping your costume jewelry in before you put it away for long periods of time but regular cleaning is the best defense against tarnishing. The tarnishing of costume jewelry is typically caused by the metal reacting with the atmosphere and oxidizing.

Unfortunately, there are a large number of people who are unable to wear costume jewelry next to their skin. This is because of their sensitivity to the metals used. It is important to make sure that anyone that you are buying the jewelry for is not allergic to nickel or copper, especially with pierced earrings. Costume jewelry may look beautiful and, especially in the case of contemporary pieces, be reasonably priced but it is not suitable for everyone to wear. For many people a piece of costume jewelry may be the first jewelry that they have worn and it is important to look out for signs of a reaction, especially after extended periods of wear. Often people will not show a reaction if they wear the jewelry for a short amount of time and this can be an ideal way to avoid any possible discomfort. You can also buy a special coating that you apply to the back of the costume jewelry to protect the skin from having direct contact with the metal.

AFTER SUN FACE&BODY MILK


Sunflower, olive oil & aloe vera
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Prevents peeling, prolongs tan, moisturizes, soothes and revitalizes the skin.

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:
Sunflower oil*: Antioxidant, photoprotective
Olive oil*: Antioxidant, anti-ageing
Aloe vera* :Hydrating, soothing
Honey*: Hydrating, anti-bacterial
Lycorice*: Anti-inflammatory, healing
Provitamin B5: Emollient, healing
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joi, 22 septembrie 2011

ABOUT DEODORANTS


Deodorants are substances applied to the body to affect body odor caused by bacterial growth and the smell associated with bacterial breakdown of perspiration in armpits, feet and other areas of the body.

A subgroup of deodorants antiperspirants affect odor as well as prevent sweating by affecting sweat glands .Antiperspirants are typically applied to the underarms while deodorants may also be used on feet and other areas in the form of body sprays .

In the United States, deodorants are classified and regulated as cosmetics by the (FDA)

The first commercial deodorant Mum was introduced and patented in the late nineteenth century by an inventor in Philadelphia ,Pennsylvania whose name has been lost to history.The product was briefly withdrawn from the market in US but is currently available at U.S. retailers under the brand Ban.
The modern formulation of the antiperspirant was patended by Jules Monteiner on January 28, 1941.This formulation was first found in "Stopette"deodorant spray, which "Time Magazine "called "the best-selling deodorant of the early 1950s" Stopette was later eclipsed by many other brands as the 1941 patent expired.

ACNE TREATMENT TIPS


Acne is a broad term which includes blemishes, blackheads, and whiteheads. Acne can strike at any age. Effective acne treatments are sometimes difficult to find, and understanding acne and prevention can be frustrating. Here are some acne treatment tips that have worked for many.

Although acne isn’t life threatening it can be uncomfortable and hard on your ego. There has always been a debate about the actual cause of acne. The actual cause isn’t as important as finding a cure.

So is there a cure for acne. Well yes and no. There are many products available and for some they are a cure, for others they do not help. A cure is only a cure when you find a product that works for you.

Most acne treatments will take time to work. It usually takes around 8 weeks before you see any significant improvement so you are going to have to be patient. Once you’ve got your acne cleared up it’s important to continue with the treatment that’s working so it does not return.

If you have serious acne it is best to consult a dermatologist. However in milder cases you will often be able to get it under control by yourself just by preservering. Try these tips to conquer your acne.

Exercise
Regular exercise helps keep your whole body in shape. It builds your immune system and helps eliminate toxins from the body. It’s a great start to fighting acne.

Diet
You need to eat at least 5 servings of fresh fruit and vegetables each day. Fresh fruit and vegetables are full of nutrients that your body needs. They boost the immune system and are good antioxidants. They can work towards helping you get rid of the acne. Try to avoid refined sugars and fatty foods which have are not good for you or your skin. You also need to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to flush your system of toxins.

Cosmetics
Choose cosmetics that are water based and hypo-allergenic. Avoid oil free products, coal tar derivatives, and heavy creams. Make sure you wash your skin thoroughly every night to remove makeup residue.

Hormones
Hormones can play a role in acne flare ups and they can be used to reduce outbreaks. Your doctor may decide to use HRT to eliminate or reduce your acne outbreaks.

Clean Skin
You need to avoid harsh scrubbing of your face but you also need to thoroughly clean your skin nightly. Use a mild cleaning regime every night. Once or twice a week you should also use an exfoliator to gently remove damaged skin and unplug pores.

Shaving
Is actually a great exfoliating treatment the removes dead skin. However you should never shave an area that is infected or inflamed. Always use a shaving cream if your skin is sensitive.

Stress
Can be a contributing factor to acne so try to relax and unwind. Emotions trigger chemical reactions in the body which can cause an outbreak.

You can help control your acne outbreaks by following these simple steps. What are you waiting for?

marți, 20 septembrie 2011

HUMAN HAIR EXTENSION DARK ASH BROWN NO 6


Packaging description : 100% human hair. Simply create sections at the back and the sides of the head, back comb at the roots, press open the clip and place into the section of hair at the root area. Press the clip to lock in place. Release the hair to cover the clips, comb lightly and style as desired. If required, the hair can be cut to the desired length. Removal is simply a case of pressing firmly in the centre of the clip to release. For additional thickness and volume, we recommend that you buy more than one hair extension.

Width : 30cm
Length: 45 - 50cm

sâmbătă, 17 septembrie 2011

Acne Skin Care Regime

The first most important thing for an acne prone skin is hygiene. A healthy skin care regime should include no harsh scrubbing or over-washing, because this can cause possible skin irritation or over production of oil to replace what has washed off, clogging pores in the process. Products with gentle exfoliation ingredient should be used; i.e. not scratchy nut or fruit shell pieces that can tear skin. Also skip alcohol products when possible; these can take off the top layer of your skin and cause your glands to produce more oil, further causing clogging pores in the process. If you do spot acne-troubled areas, do NOT mess with them.

For best acne skin care effects, using a mild cleanser or toner once in the morning, noon and evening, and after doing a heavy work out, will help you achieve a clear skin. Pick that zit. People who prick pimples and blemishes as if pricking a bubble only aggravates the risk of skin inflammation and acne scars. Avoid hand contact with your face for better acne skin care results. For men, shaving should be done with care. Choose the best electric shavers and safety razors you can trust for years. They'll be more comfortable to use. Men need not use a super sharp blade to get rid of that beard. A regular shaver used with soap and water, or shaving cream will help you get that smooth finish. Doctors advised men to shave lightly, and shave only when necessary for acne skin care maintenance.

Products for daily skin care regime

1 Glycerin is a good moisturizer. Glycerin is known to moisturize from the inside out, pulling in moisture from the outside environment. It's typically found in better quality, more expensive soaps like a hand made soap or good cleanser. Lower grade, commercially produced soaps usually remove the glycerin and use more cost effective chemicals which are much more destructive to the skin.

2 Tea Tree Oil and Eucalyptus are terrific for cleansing. Tea tree oil is considered to have some of the best natural antiseptic / antifungal properties in the world. Eucalyptus oil has been shown to fight infection-causing bacteria, fungi, and viruses very effectively.

3 Pure Aloe Vera - the absolute best moisturizer.

Always remember what is best for your body is best for your skin, especially since your skin is the largest organ of your body. So remember to watch your diet and consume healthy vitamins, minerals and other supplements. This will help to prevent and help conquer acne breakout.

marți, 13 septembrie 2011

FACES CREAMS


24 HOURS FACE CREAM

For normal to dry skin.

Moisturizes, nourishes, tightens and restructures the skin, leaving it with a velvety sense and long-lasting radiant complexion.

24 hours face cream
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luni, 12 septembrie 2011

Acne Adoloscent Style – How To Deal With It?


Adolescent acne is referred to by many names, teen acne, acne adoloscent, and hormonal acne to name just a few. Whatever you want to call it, it can be frustrating, painful, and embarrassing to a teen.

Living with acne over a prolonged period during your teen years can be emotionally devastating, after all this is the age where your appearance is most important. Teen acne is very hard on the ego, often resulting in teasing and razzing from peers. Some teens suffer from not only acne but sever depression.

During the adolescent years almost every teen will have at least an occasional whitehead, blackhead, or pimple. Adolescent acne usually occurs between the ages of 12 and 20, and is usually the result of fluctuating hormone levels. Once the hormones stabilize out the acne will normally disappear.

So what’s the bet way to deal with adolescent acne? The simplest and most important thing a teen can do, is to learn to take good care of their skin, keeping it clean and as oil free as possible. This is not a cure but can help keep acne breakouts to a minimum.

Eating healthy and drinking plenty of water will also help by keeping the skin hydrated and the body flushed. Girls should use oil free cosmetics. Lightly exfoliating once a week will help open pours, and remove dead skin debris.

Milder cases of acne can be controlled by using conventional over the counter medicines that are applied directly to the skin. These medications usually include benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid as an active ingredient.

Some natural products that can be used to treat acne are tea tree oil or Echinacea. Wash your face twice a day with a mixture of these herbs to reduce the number of break outs. Both have anti-inflammatory and anti-septic qualities.

In more severe adolescent acne a Doctor may try various oral medications such as antibiotics, oral contraceptives or Accutane.

As teens get older and hormones stabilize, fewer outbreaks should be seen, however some people do continue to have outbreaks well into adult hood. If the teen acne condition worsens or becomes emotionally debilitating it is important to seek medical help from a dermatologist.

You do not want an adolescent to grow up with skin and emotional scars as a result of acne, so treat not only their physical scars but their emotional scars.

MENOPAUSE SYMPTOMS VIDEO

34 Menopause Symptoms - Are You Suffering From One Or More Of These?


34 menopause symptoms? Really? It is a logical question to ask. After all, millions of women are experiencing one or more of the 34 menopause symptoms right now! What is going on? We all remember a grandmother or older aunt, how they made the transition into menopause. The so-called change will happen, but something tells us that experiencing many of the symptoms of menopause as early as ages thirties or forties is not normal.

First, here is a list of the most common 34 menopause symptoms. Take a moment to consider each one, as some are subtle and at first glance may appear to have no relation to being menopause symptoms:

1 - Aching joints and muscles

2 - Allergy symptoms

3 - Breast tenderness

4 - Chronic fatigue and morning sluggishness

5 - Cold or tingling hands or feet

6 - Craving sweets, caffeine, carbohydrates and unstable blood sugar levels

7 - Depression, anxiety and mood swings

8 - Dizziness, lightheadedness

9 - Dry, thin or wrinkly skin

10 - Endometriosis

11 - Facial hair growth

12 - Fibrocystic breasts

13 - Hair loss, thinning hair

14 - Headaches, migraines

15 - Heart palpitations

16 - Heavy or light periods

17 - Hot flashes

18 - Incontinence

19 - Irregular periods

20 - Irritatibility, inability to handle stress

21 - Lack of concentration, foggy fuzzy thinking, memory lapses

22 - Leg cramps

23 - Low metabolism

24 - Lower sex drive, loss of sex drive

25 - PMS and menstrual cramping

26 - Night sweats

27 - Osteoporosis

28 - Ringing or buzzing in ears (tinnitus)

29 - Sleep disturbances, insomnia

30 - Spotting, light bleeding

31 - Symptoms of hypothyroidism with normal T3 and T4 levels

32 - Uninary tract and yeast infections

33 - Uterine fibroids

34 - Water retention and unexplained weight gain, especially in hips, waist and stomach

Menopause is a natural process for a woman, not an illness. As a woman ages, there will be an expected slowing and ultimately shutdown in the reproductive cycle and system. This is normal. However, most of the 34 menopause symptoms are indications of underlying hormonal imbalance or damage to the body from poor eating habits, stress, obesity and other factors. Millions of women in the industrialized countries experience one or more of these 34 menopause symptoms many years before the normal age of menopause, which is about 51 years of age.

Why? There are several reasons. Women often put tremendous demands on their bodies, much more stress than it was designed to handle, and then do not give it the support it needs. Women have demanding and stressful careers. There are family responsibilities. The relationship with the spouse or partner may not be the best. Aging parents can add to the burden. All of these and other responsibilities are cumulative in the toll they take on the body and health of a woman.

And at the same time, the womans body may not be receiving the support it needs to function as it was designed to do. Poor eating habits, lack of exercise, obesity, excess caffeine and alcohol add to the problem instead of helping the body cope with the demands placed on it. This lack of balance between the demands made versus support given contributes to many of the 34 menopause symptoms.

Then there is the issue of the menstrual cycle and hormone production in the body. In the normal menstrual cycle and a healthy woman, estrogen is the dominant hormone that is produced for the first 10-12 days following the previous menstrual flow. If ovulation occurs, ovulation then signals the female body to produce progesterone, which happens for the next 12 days or so. If pregnancy does not occur during ovulation, progesterone and estrogen levels will drop at around day 28, allowing menstruation to begin. However, if you do not ovulate, you will not produce progesterone that month. This event, called an annovulatory cycle, is a typical occurance today for women even 10 to 20 years before the normal age of menopause. This leaves the woman with an excess of estrogen and a deficiency of the vital hormone progesterone which can only be produced if ovulation occurs.

Many women in their thirties or forties are actually having fewer ovulations, creating hormone imbalance, resulting in many of the 34 menopause symptoms. And once ovulation ceases at menopause, progesterone levels fall to virtually zero. At the same time, estrogen is still being produced, again leading to hormone imbalance and the resulting symptoms. If a hysterectomy has happened, surgical menopause means the woman no longer produces progesterone.

Besides the problems created by missed ovulations or hysterectomy, excess estrogen is regularly obtained from other sources. Birth control pills, household chemicals and pesticides, certain foods that have been sprayed or given chemicals and many construction materials used in homes are all sources of unhealthy estrogen. Doctors call this hormone imbalance condition where excess estrogen exists - estrogen dominance. What are the symptoms of estrogen dominance? The symptoms are nearly the same as the 34 menopause symptoms!

When your estrogen and progesterone hormones are balanced, you feel more alert and energetic. And balancing family, career, stress and your own needs becomes much easier to do, like it was when you were younger.

How can a woman tell if the symptoms being experienced are because of hormone imbalance? One easy and effective way is to take an online test for early signs of menopause and the 34 menopause symptoms. Used daily in their practice by a leading womens health clinic, the health test takes just a few minutes online and the test is free. By taking the clinic health test, you can find out more about your health, symptoms you have, what the symptoms are telling you and what to do about it. Take the online hormone health test and read more about hormone imbalance, estrogen dominance symptoms, hysterectomy side effects and physician-recommended treatments for premenopause symptoms and the 34 menopause symptoms.

duminică, 11 septembrie 2011

17 Top Tips For Great Holiday Hair


When you are away from home in a different climate your hair will be subjected to weather it is not used to.

Your hair needs to be protected in the same way that you do with your skin. UV rays are very harmful to your hair affecting the pigment, strength, shine and vitality.

For your skin you take with you cleanser, moisturizer, sunscreen and after-sun lotions so for your hair take shampoo, conditioner, hair sunscreen and styling products.

Cold Climate

1. Cold temperatures weaken your hair and susceptible to damage. Flyaway hair tends to be subject to static. Hair should be well conditioned and protected by wearing a hat.

2. If you have frizzy hair use a leave-in conditioner and take a deep moisturizing mask with you on holiday. All hair types will benefit from using a heat protection spray and serum to keep the elements out and keep the moisture in.

Humid climate

3. Hair expands just like it does when it is wet in a humid climate. This will make your hair fluffy or if it is curly, frizzy.

4. For all hair types, a pre-holiday deep conditioning treatment is a must to nourish the hair and seal the cuticles, as you want to prevent excess moisture from entering the hair shaft.

5. If you have fine hair use a light leave-in conditioner from mid-way down the hair to the ends and use a serum to seal the ends after blow-drying, being careful not to overdo the serum on fine hair.

6. If you have curly and/or frizzy hair then you need to seal the cuticle (the outside of your hair) to minimize the additional frizziness that results in humid weather.

7. Use a leave-in conditioner very morning. Use an anti-frizz serum to coat and seal the cuticle.

Hot and dry climate

8. The sun strips the hair of its natural oils and dry heat increases this effect. UV rays attack your hair and the resulting free radicals damage the hair. The weakened cuticle causes the hair to become dehydrated, allows the bleaching and fading of the color pigment as well as split ends.

9. To protect your hair 100 rom sun damage wear a hat!

10. Deep conditioning your hair before your holiday is essential.

11. If you have fine hair use a wash your hair with a gentle shampoo and use a light leave-in conditioner with UV protection. Use a sun-protection spray containing a UV filter to screen your hair from the effects of the sun and seawater and re-apply after going in the sea.

12. If you have curly hair use a moisturizing shampoo and a leave-in conditioner to minimize dryness. Apply a nourishing hair mask whilst you are away to deep condition your hair. Use a sun-protection spray containing a UV filter to screen your hair from the effects of the sun and seawater and re-apply after going in the sea.

13. If you have frizzy hair use a sun-protection spray containing a UV filter to screen your hair from the effects of the sun and seawater and re-apply after going in the sea.Use a rich leave-in conditioner with UV protection each morning and apply a hair mask every other day during the holiday.

14. When you have been swimming in the sea always wash the salt out afterwards.

15. Chlorine from the swimming pool is extremely damaging when combined with the effects of the sun, wet your hair in the shower before hand and protect your hair with a leave-in conditioner preferably one containing a UV filter. Wash your hair thoroughly after swimming.

16. Hair grips and bands are an extremely useful item to have on holiday and offer a quick-fix solution for hair care problems.

17. Don't forget your travel plug to ensure that you can still use your hairdryer and other electric hairstyling equipment whilst abroad.

Bon Voyage!

5 Quick Tips for Great Holiday Hair and Makeup

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Holiday Hair and Makeup Trend #1: Healthy Bronzed Skin
It may be cold and snowy out but you’ll look like you just flew in from sunny California. Achieve the look with a tinted moisturizer or bronzing powder.

Holiday Hair and Makeup Trend #2: Sparkling Eyes
Forget twinkle toes. Make your eyes the center of attention with a little sparkle. Achieve the look with glitter eye shadow and eye liner, optional: apply jeweled false eyelashes.

Holiday Hair and Makeup Trend #3: Glossy Lips
Plain lips become beautiful lips that look moist and dreamy with the right shade and lots of shine. Achieve the look with shiny lipstick in shades of pink or plum, or use a non-color gloss over a subtle shade of lipstick.

Holiday Hair and Makeup Trend #4: Upswept Hair and Loose Waves
A casual upswept do adds a bit of sophistication to your holiday look. Achieve the look by sectioning hair into two parts--below and above the ear. Twist and pin the bottom section into a tight bun. Sweep the top half back and tease out individual strands of hair. Loose waves bring back the 1930s era with style. Achieve the look with a large barrel curling iron.

Holiday Hair and Makeup Trend #5: Glitter Nails
All that glitters is golden for nails this season. Glitter adds the perfect finishing touch to beautifully manicured hands. Achieve the look with tinted or clear glitter nail polish. Or, add jeweled rhinestones to polished nails.

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