Are The Risks Of Plastic Surgery Worth Taking?

Thanks to television and movies, people are bewitched into believing that cosmetic surgery is a panacea as far as aesthetics are concerned. Women often fantasize about enhancing their appearance by having a breast lift or breast augmentation surgery. However, despite the glorification of cosmetic surgery, surgery of any kind has associated risks and complications that cannot be overlooked. Even though the results may seem alluring, patients must consider the possible risks. A tragic incident, which highlights this paradoxical situation, was the death of Olivia Goldsmith, an American novelist who died of anesthetic complications during plastic surgery. Though cases like Olivia’s sad demise are extremely rare, the point is that the patient must understand that any surgery involves risk. The duty …

Are skin care products the right choice for great skin?

It’s true that skin care products are essential to having good skin. Taking care of skin is important considering the destruction one goes through the aging process. With number of skin care products coming up in the market it is difficult to choose the right one. One needs to select a skin care product that would make a great impact on the skin. How do skin care products work? When you frown, smile squint or use any other common facial expression, your muscles contract under your skin. When you do it over and over again, the result can be wrinkles. Skin care products injected directly into the muscles works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles …

The Jolie Look Is In: Lip Augmentation

Full lush lips are becoming increasingly popular, thanks to Hollywood movie stars. The Angelina Jolie look is in, and more women are seeking lip augmentation. Collagen has, for the longest time, taken claim as the leading agent used for lip enhancement. However, results are temporary, and so permanent lip augmentations have been developed. The implant is made of material designed specifically for the safe and effective augmentation of soft tissue, such as lips. The product comes in different sizes and shapes to fit each patient’s particular needs, as well as desires, in a perfectly sterile package designed for only one single use. The surgical technique is performed in a sterile fashion. Like many cosmetic surgeries nowadays, lip augmentation is done …

The Ingredients of Your Cosmetics

The cosmetics industry is big around the world. Consumers across the globe spend billions of dollars a year on make-up, fragrances, cleaners, and shampoos. Make-up is definitely not a recent development. Women over 3000 years ago in Greece used make-up that contained lead in it to get a pale complexion and women in ancient Egypt used a dark substance known as kohl to darken their eyelids. Today, make-up is more widely used than ever. Cosmetic advertisers now target males and females in an effort to expand their massive business. The exact definition of what a cosmetic is was defined by the Australian Trade Practices Act of 1974 as “a substance or preparation intended for placement in contact with any external …

The Motivation for Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery has become increasingly popular over the years. So, why is this and what is motivating people to pursue it? Over 14 million pursued plastic surgery in 2005. Why? The reasons are different for many people, but a few common ones are consistently sited. In the past, we were pretty much stuck with what we came into the world with at birth. For many people, this meant living with body aspects that drove them nuts. Bumps on the nose, flat buttocks, pockets of fats that no amount of exercise addressed, small breasts and so on are all areas regularly cites as problems. In the past, these problems often were categorized as an issue of vanity, but wrongly so. Such …

The Most Important Summer Skin Care Tip

Well summer time is here and everyone is looking to enjoy themselves, but that doesn’t mean you should stop worrying about you skincare regimen. The truth of the matter is some adjustments need to be made in order to maintain the health of your skin under the summer heat and sun. It is well known that the sun can actually increase the rate at which wrinkles appear. Let’s not forget things like ultra violet rays and it’s harmful effects on your skin such as types of cancers. So here are a few tips to help you get get the show on a roll without worrying too much about the administrative issues of skincare and other issues like that. Before you …

The Most Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

There are a lot of new, dramatically effective procedures in cosmetic dentistry. There are remarkable new products and technical procedures that have advanced recently to make dental services affordable and possible to more people than ever before. If you wish to have your teeth repaired, now you can have the treatment at an affordable cost. At present, cosmetic dentistry is able to brighten, fill-in, shade, align and even replace teeth with the use of remarkable techniques and materials. When you have a healthy smile and attractive teeth, all the other benefits will follow. Improving your self-image encourages you to maintain good dental hygiene and at the same time improves your overall health. There are so many dentistry procedures that are …

The milky way to beauty

For years, goats milk has been a staple in most culture. Nutrinionally it is superior to cows milk because it contains more nutrients, vitamins, proteins and minerals. Its fat globules are smaller than those of cow’s milk, makng its absorption in the skin and digestive system faster and easier. Goats convert all carotenes in Vitamin A increasing its presence in the milk. Having smaller fat globules and more Vitamin A, goats milk is easier to be absorbed and made into cream. Scientists are learning that these remedies have a solid basis in scientific fact. Cosmetic chemists call goat’s milk “nature’s liposomes” because it is so easily absorbed into the skin, bringing with it moisture and restorative proteins, minerals and vitamins. …

The Main Benefits of Endermologie

Cellulite. Those trapped pockets of fat near the surface of the skin that make your skin look bumpy and puckered. Unappealing to most, it appears in problematic areas such as the upper thighs, buttocks, and stomach where many fibrous bands exist to trap fat. Since these areas are slow to react to the benefits of exercise, once cellulite appears, it is often difficult and impossible for those affected to eliminate it. Unfortunately, it is a common occurrence in women even if they do exercise on a regular basis. Several creams and pills flood the market boasting their curative properties fighting cellulite, but most are only very temporary solutions to a permanent problem. Other treatment methods with longer lasting results can …

The Latest Fashion In Hair Styles

Do you love to crown your personal fashion statement? Do you love to carry latest hairstyles? And why not? The latest hairstyles seem to be sweeping the world slowly. The life cycle of any fashion trend is close to just a few years, from the emergence of a new trend to an ultimate fizz in the end. There are the 80’s bangs that just do not come off from people’s minds. A lot of things go in to decide for the latest hairstyles. For your ease, I have here categorized the latest hair trends. So, just go reading! Vintage Hollywood Glamour The old, vintage glamorous Hollywood look is well-characterized by the smooth and voluptuous waves. The side parts are kept …

The Joys of Camping

The joy of camping should be shared with kids at an early age. It will help them develop and be much more active. Camping should be taken seriously though. Every year there are thousands of people who end up in trouble while camping. People usually get in trouble camping because they are not prepared for what Mother Nature can throw at them. Often, people will get lost because they do not familiarize themselves with their surroundings. Camp maps should always be drawn as soon as you make camp. Copies of this camp map should be given to every member of your party. You should point out land marks and where water and shelter is located. It is a great idea …

Stop the aging process with Anti-oxidants

You may have heard of anti-oxidants before in some late night infomercial advertising anti-aging products. But what exactly are anti-oxidants? To be brief, anti-oxidants offset the effects that free radicals have on our skin. Many cosmetic products sold today do in fact contain anti-oxidants, however, they are contained in a form not conducive to aging prevention. Rather, they are contained within a specific cream to preserve it from spoiling. While this small amount of anti-oxidants does have an effect on your skin, it is usually short term. Now that you know what anti-oxidants are and how they work, we’re going to talk about one of the more important anti-oxidants: Vitamin E. Many dermatologists believe that vitamin e surpasses all anti-oxidants …

An Overview of Enzyme Peels for Your Face

When dealing with the refurbishing of facial skin, peels are a popular option. Here is an overview of enzyme peels for your facial skin care needs. An Overview of Enzyme Peels for Your Face The enzyme peel is not a new technique at all. It has been performed for a long time ago but often without a deep knowledge on the matter. This is easily confirmed after an overview of those home remedies and cosmetics intended for skin care, such as papaya or green apple facemasks or lotions. Papaya enzymes are not only good for nutrition but also to peel off epidermal cells, which aids in regenerating the skin. This property is also observed in aloe Vera, pumpkin, pineapple, and …

An Introduction To Perfumes And Colognes

The word perfume is from a Latin phrase meaning “through smoke” and was thought to have been invented by the ancient Egyptians who burned fragrant woods and plants for their pleasant odors. Over the years perfume has been used, refined and enhanced by every major civilization and today perfume as we know it is a very big business. Today’s modern perfume has three main components: The scent – Virtually anything natural or synthetic that has an odor can be used in the making of perfume. Typically scents are made from flowers, citrus, spices, woods and sometimes even leather. The fixative – These ingredients act to stabilize the aromatic compound and help to make the scent last longer. The solvent – …

An Insight Into Colored Contacts…

Since they were first developed as hard glass lenses in the 1950s, contacts have gone through many transformations and technical improvements in quality, look and feel. Today, with the modern advancements of disposable lenses and toric lenses, more and more people are changing from spectacles and enjoying the benefits of corrective eye lenses. The latest, exciting development and daring innovation in the contact lens industry, however, is the fabulously varied colored contacts that are now widely available and gaining in popularity. Gone are the days when contact lenses were worn as a sight correction device. They are far more than just functional corrective eye wear – they’re now funky, fun and an outrageously theatrical fashion statement! Colored contacts let you …

An Effective Way To Support Healthy Aging

New research is helping ordinary Americans take control of their health. It’s easier than you think to live healthy as you age. Despite the hype about anti-aging solutions, we know there’s no fountain of youth. However, we also know that there are things we can do to live young as we age, such as exercising, eating well and taking supplements. Unstable molecules in your body called free radicals cause a condition called oxidative stress, which is associated with more than 100 diseases, according to published studies. Each of the millions of cells in your body is assaulted by free radicals more than 10,000 times each day, causing cell damage and cellular aging. Changing your diet alone isn’t enough. Free radicals …