Archive for January, 2019

How to get Younger Looking Skin

There are hundreds of skin-care products on the market, and every single one of them claims to reverse the aging process. The reality is that no one is immune to the effects of aging. There is no magic potion to turn back the hands of time, but a quality anti aging cream will hydrate your skin while minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

The Signs of Aging Skin

As you age, your skin produces less collagen. A lack of collagen results in dry skin, wrinkles and a loss of elasticity. Genetics, blood circulation and hormones also play a role in how your skin ages.

The most common signs of aging include dull skin, crow’s feet, laugh lines, drooping eyelids, age spots, fine lines, loss of elasticity, a loss of firmness and dark circles under the eyes.

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External factors can speed up the aging process. Sun exposure, smoking, poor diet, environmental pollutants and an ineffective skin care routine all affect your skin’s appearance.

How to Choose the Right Skin-Care Products

It’s important to avoid fads when choosing a skin care product. It wasn’t long ago that every beauty blogger was recommending coconut oil for everything from acne and crows feet to dry skin and rosacea. Unfortunately, coconut oil is comedogenic. Any product classified as comedogenic will clog your pores. Coconut oil does more harm than good when it comes to skin care.

So, how do you know if a product is effective? Choose products that provide evidence to support their claims.

Ingredients That Work

Look for products that contain ingredients clinically proven to nourish the skin and reduce the signs of aging. A cleanser with alpha and beta hydroxy acids will exfoliate and remove excess oil. Products that contain antioxidants, like vitamin C and vitamin E, moisturize and protect skin. Zinc prevents sun damage. Your skin-care routine should incorporate all of these ingredients.

The most effective anti-aging creams include niacinamide and retinol. Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, strengthens the skin’s barrier resulting in a more even skin tone. Retinol, a non-irritating form of vitamin A, accelerates skin cell turnover by increasing the production of collagen. If you want glowing skin with less fine lines and wrinkles, start using a retinol serum.

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Tips for Youthful Skin

There are steps you can take, in addition to using the right skin-care products, to give your skin a youthful glow.

Hydrated skin is beautiful skin. Women should be drinking 2.1 liters of water every day. Men require 2.6 liters of water a day. Download a free app on your phone to keep track of your water intake, and take a bottle of water with you everywhere you go. Drinking more water makes your skin look smoother and fuller.

Are you getting enough sleep? If you’re tired, your skin is tired. Set a sleep schedule and stick to it. Cut back on caffeine. Avoid using your cell phone or tablet before bed. The blue light from electronics disrupts your circadian rhythm. If you still can’t fall asleep, talk to your doctor.

Are your shower habits destroying your complexion? Long, hot showers might feel great, but they dehydrate your skin. Turn down the hot water and limit how long you stay in the shower. Apply moisturizer after you shower while your skin is still wet. Gently pat your skin dry instead of rubbing it. Your skin is more vulnerable to irritation after a shower.

It is never too early to start an anti-aging skin-care routine. Put in the effort now so your skin will be smooth and clear in the future.

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A Versatile Home: Things You Can Use All Year Round

Look around your home, do you have things you can only use during certain times of the year? For one thing, you probably have some kind of activity that you do in the garden. For example, a trampoline is great fun for the kids but you’re not going to be jumping on it during the winter. You might have a greenhouse where you grow your vegetable during the summer so you can make some great food for the family. Again, during the winter the crops you have sown will die so there’s not use for that for at least 6 months. What about a swimming pool or jacuzzi? Well, there you go again, the same issues turn up again. Wouldn’t it be better if you had practical things around your home that you could enjoy at all times during the year? You no longer have to wait for seasons to change and you don’t have to be careful when using certain things. Here are some versatile solutions to living in a better home.

Rubber comes to the rescue

Rubber chippings can be used to create a surface. This surface can be fitted or laid down in your garden. Modern playgrounds are made of the exact same stuff. If you have children that would like to play more during certain times of the year, having this kind of patch in your garden allows them to play safely. Because it’s rubber, it also traps in heat and thus ice is less likely to form on the top layer. It’s not even slippery despite it raining outside because the rubber absorbs the water and it’s coarse at a microscopic level. Practical and fun, your kids can play during the winter or summer and at any time in between.

Is it powerful enough?

Can you choose what temperature your home is during any time of the year really? Older ac units take their sweet time belching hot air into the home during the winter, and then take their sweet time getting rid of hot muggy air during the summer. Consider a more versatile unit with an ac replacement that a specialist company can do for you. If air conditioning is all they know, they will have much more versatile and practical units that you can fit for your home. They also have an emergency number you can use at any time during the day or night if a problem occurs. For many, they just get on with having an older unit because they think it will cost too much to replace it. However, you can have a better more powerful unit for a lot less cheaper than you think.

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Gardens get closed off in our minds when it rains or when it’s cold. We see them as places that we only have worth for, when the sun is shining. That’s a lot of space you aren’t using so consider putting in a fire pit in your home. From this central location, you have heat radiating in all directions. This gives you a chance to sit outside more often during the colder months and not be cold in the slightest.

Creating a versatile home takes a lot of thought because you are making each area usable all throughout the year. It’s easy to get the hang off once you start to think outside the box and gain more knowledge of how many practical options you have.

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Lighting Up the Room: How to Find Your Perfect Party Dress

If you’re on the hunt the perfect party dress, there are a couple of things you want to keep in mind. One thing you want to pay attention to is your body type, and how well the dress you’re looking at will suit it. Another thing you’re going to want to pay attention to is your skin tone, and how well the colour of the dress compliments it. There are many things you can take into consideration about a party dress, but if you take into consideration these two things you’re likely to find address it’s perfect for you. Finding the right party dress can make a difference between “I’m  here,” and “Here I am!”. Use the tips below to help you find a dress that will really make you shine your next party.

Skin Tone

One thing you want to pay attention to is skin tone and colours. Choosing a colour that complements the tone of your skin is one of the most important things you can do. If you have dark skin, you might want to wear some of the lightest shades. Where dark colours will make you disappear into the background, light colours will contrast with your skin tone beautifully and make you stand out.

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For medium skin tones, it’s best to shoot for neutral shades like black, brown, and gray. These look beautiful against your skin tone, and make you look elegant and glowing. Blues and reds are also great colours to try, but anything with  warm hue will likely make you look stunning.

The fair-skinned should never wear yellow or white. Not only will they wash you out, but they tend to make you look orange. Bright colours can be striking against your skin, and some neutrals can help you look elegant. But avoid very pale neutrals, such as tan, as this will only make you look stark.

Body Type

Body type is one of the most important things to consider when picking out a party dress. Picking a dress that will complement your shape can be the difference between a fashion faux pas and fashion-forward.

If you’re well-endowed in the upper region, go for a square neck and a low-cut dress. This will help you accentuate your figure. Try not to go for a strappy dress, because thin straps tend to minimize your bust. If, on the other hand, you want to accentuate your breasts because you have a smaller bust, a low neckline will work very well. Also consider a spaghetti strap, as it will help you look elegant. You might try wearing a chiffon maxi dress for a stylish and elegant appearance. Additionally, a high-necked long sleeve dress will really make you stand out, and can accentuate your figure even if there’s not a lot there.

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For those who have more of a stomach then they’d like, satin and silk are not the way to go, as they will show every lump you have. Fit and flare dresses and empire waistlines look great for those who are trying to cover up their tummy. A wide belt can help to cover up your shape, and they can also help to give you a nice, feminine shape as well, accentuating the places you want seen.

If you have no waist at all, you’re going to want a spaghetti strap dress. Choosing a spaghetti strap dress will draw attention to your bust, taking it away from your waist, and giving you more of a shape. Empire waists are great for you, as well, because it gives you a waist where there is none.

If you’re trying to minimize your hips, straight cuts an empire waistlines are also great for you. However, should you go this route make sure that you pick a monochromatic dress. No matter what the style, if you wear patterns it tends to make you look larger.

No matter who you are or what you look like, never wear a calf-length dress or skirt. This style will age you instantly, and it’s not flattering on anyone. Short dresses, strapless dresses, tight dresses, and backless dresses can all be worn individually. But if you ever see all four of these characteristics in one dress, run. Also, never wear a dress with a net skirt unless you’re trying out for the ballet.

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