Basic Foot Care Tips For Year Round Exposure

There’s nothing worse than having to take your shoes off and exposing rough cracked heels, corns, bunions and blisters. Our feet carry us many miles on a daily basis and they deserve special treatment after a long day. The following are a few basic tips to get your feet ready for year-round exposure and not just for spring or summer sandals. 1) Blisters, corns and bunions, Oh My! Those pointy toe shoes are cute and in-style but your feet suffer greatly. A lot of foot ailments are due to neglect and abuse. According to the APMA all three foot ailments can be helped or prevented by wearing the proper foot wear, which is what my grandmother would tell me over …

All About Beautiful Nails

Only if you take proper care of your nails will they look good. To keep your nails healthy and good all the time you will have to work hard on them. While at home, you can use a nail file, which is available in different sizes, shapes and designs. To make your nails look beautiful, you can apply nail polish or use art nails. Art nails are basically fake nails that you can stick on your nail. Art nails are available in hundreds of designs and colors. You can choose from a floral design to a silvery tattoo design. You can even wear art nails that match with different dresses. As for nail polish, they are available in hundreds of …

Finding and Interviewing the Right Cosmetic Dentist

There are a number of ways to select a Cosmetic Dentist, some good, some bad. Below I describe some good methods, and some that aren’t so good. The best way: The best way to select your cosmetic dentist is to put in some legwork. Don’t be in a hurry; this is a decision that could last a lifetime. Interview at least two or three cosmetic dentists, and ask to see before and after pictures of the work they have done. Be sure that you like the results of the doctor’s work. Do all of the patient’s teeth look the same? Do they look natural, or do they look like a mouth full of Chiclets? How does the shape of the …

Fighting the Visible Signs of Aging

YOUR SKIN The skin is the largest organ of the body, and is significantly affected by the aging process. Estrogen receptors have been detected on the cellular components of the skin and lower levels of estrogen influence the skin-cell metabolims. Changes in the skin collagen leads to diminished elasticity and skin strength. There is a distinct reduction of collagen production after menopause. Changes in vascularity are found following menopause. Dermal blood flow decreases significantly in postmenopausal women. Repair functions in skin are regulated by a group of chemicals called ‘cytokines’. Included in these are epidermal cell growth factor (ECGF), transforming growth factor (TGF), and angiogenesis factor. AF stimulates the rebuilding of the microvascular system within the skin. TGF and ECGF …

Fall Asleep Easier, Sleep Deeper, and Watch Your Body Fat Disappear

I want to take a step away today from my normal discussions about various training techniques or nutrition ideas, and look at another vitally important aspect in your life that plays an important role in your success with your fitness goals. And that aspect is… How well do you sleep? I’ve noticed that one of the challenges for many people in their fitness endeavors is getting enough quality sleep each night. In case you didn’t already know, the quality and quantity of your sleep each night is VERY important to maintaining an optimal hormonal balance within your body and keeping your metabolism as high as possible. Obviously, this all translates into a leaner you, if you are sleeping well regularly. …

Herbs That Prevent Acne

Age is really not a factor especially in a changing environment. Today, more and more adults are being diagnosed with what we call the adult acne but there is nothing to really fear because it is not a dreaded disease, it is just a skin condition almost like a passing phase in life. There are different types of remedies available for treatment of acne but nothing compares to home treatments. Home treatments for acne constitute natural therapies, vegetable, minerals, fruits, ayurvedic and herbal treatments. You can buy fresh or frozen vegetables as well as herbs from fuzing.com. Some of the herbs available on Fuzing include Achiote Leaf, Almond Oil, Anethole, Aloe Vera, Arnica Flower, Bayberry Bark etc. Let us take …

Herbal Skin Care Secrets Hidden At The Greengrocer’s

Interest in skin care supplements, or beauty foods, has been strong in Asia, and that trend is growing fast in Europe as well. These nutrient rich beauty foods make a good case for starting a beauty regime from within, one that is designed to prevent or reduce the effects of aging, like sagging skin. Some products on the market include a supplement containing lacto-lycopene, vitamin C, and soy isoflavones. This is aimed at restoring firmness to the skin for women over 40, and was developed by Nestle and L’Oreal. Others have been developed using lycopene and grape seed extract, both antioxidants. Grape seed extract also stops enzymatic reactions that lead to collagen in the skin being broken down. Antioxidants protect …

Herbal skin care

Skin care is not a topic of recent times; it has been in practice since ancient times, when herbal skin care was probably the only way to take care of skin. However, skin care has transformed in a big way. Herbal skin care routines have been replaced by synthetic/chemical-based skin care routines. The herbal skin care recipes which once used to be common place are not so popular today (and even unknown to a large population). This transformation from herbal skin care to synthetic, can probably be attributed to two things – our laziness (or just the fast pace of lives) and the commercialisation of skin care. Even herbal skin care products have been commercialised. These commercial herbal skin care …

Healthy Skin Needs The Nutrition Of Vitamins And Minerals

We all want to look our best. Healthy skin makes us look younger and makes us feel more beautiful. In addition to the cosmetic benefits of healthy skin there are other health benefits to consider. Our skin was designed to be a protective barrier to keep bacteria, viruses and other contaminants from entering the body. Eating healthy is a great start to keeping your skin healthy but adding vitamins and mineral supplements act as insurance. Free-radical damage occurs in skin just like every other part of our bodies. Anti-oxidant vitamins, like vitamin A, C and E are essential in warding off this damage. One of the types of free radical damage is the Anti-oxidant vitamins, like Vitamin A, Vitamin C …

Health And Beauty Tip: Why Fat-Free Is A Beauty No-No

Fat free has almost become a cornerstone in many households. It is certainly something of a fixture on modern restaurant menus. And industries have catered to the fat free preoccupation by supplying foods labeled fat free and low fat, as well as herbal and medical products that block fat metabolism. But the bottom line on the beauty and health fronts, is that if you want beautiful skin with fewer wrinkles, or to speed up your metabolism, you need to eat the right kind of fats. The benefits to your skin of eating the right fats daily are many. Beneficial fats stimulate the production of collagen, improves the blood flow in the layer below the skin that supplies nutrients for the …

Have you looked lately at the toxic ingredients that are in your cosmetics and skin care products?

Have you ever examined the ingredients listed on the labels of your cosmetics or other skin care products? Do you know what those ingredients are? What you may not realize is that many of the skin care products and cosmetics you are buying contain ingredients that are not only harmful to your skin, but also to your long term health. Many of these ingredients are known carcinogens (cancer-causing substances) and are used by the cosmetic industry simply because they are cheap! Harmful Ingredients Commonly Found in Skin Care Products and Cosmetics The following are just some of the synthetic chemicals that have been identified by scientific studies to be harmful to our health. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Ammonium Lauryl …

Hand Massage: The Secret To Having Unimaginably Beautiful Hands

Most people are vain about their hands. This is because they are, aside from the face, what is apparent first and foremost to other people. It is likewise pleasant to see hands that are clean and white. Hands which are dirty and neglected are a disgrace and may cause people to form negative opinions about their owner. It is, however, difficult to maintain the softness and cleanliness of one’s hands. This is obviously because they are the ones being used to help oneself around. They clasp, grip, clamp and hold on to anything and everything that they need to. As a result, they have become the receiving end of abuses that are too many to mention. Taking care of one’s …

Hairstyle Software Is All The Rage

Go to a professional hair stylist and chances are – for a fee – you can get them to input your image to their fancy computer, and show you just how you’d look if your hair was cut and styled in a variety of different ways. The professionals pay big money to provide that service, but maybe not for much longer. Virtual hair styles and hair imaging have now become cheaply available to you and I on the Internet. Now, for not much more than the price of a coffee or two, sites such as Hair Cuts and UpDos allow you to ‘try on’ up to 4000 different hair styles – all at the click of a button. The cheaper …

Hair Straightening Tips and Tools

Women from all walks of life are always battling their hair. Those who have straight hair always want it to be curly. Those blessed with curls want theirs to be straight. With the many innovations in the beauty field that are emerging daily, there is certainly something to meet the needs of everyone. And for those men and women who do long for super sleek and shiny hair, then they are truly lucky to find the line of Sedu flat irons and the Sedu hair straighteners. Sedu flat irons are some of the most highly regarded tools in the hair straightening line by numerous leaders in the beauty and cosmetic industry. The Sedu Company has been an innovator for leading …

Hair Salon Nightmares? Here’s How To Choose A Good One

The number one thing that you can do to guarantee that you always receive the best hair cuts, latest professional techniques and stellar service is to choose the right hair salon. Granted, that is easier said than done. With hair salons on practically every street corner, narrowing down your options to find the right hair salon can be confusing. Getting a referral to a hair salon by family and friends could be a good way to begin your search. But do not stop there. As you may already know, no two hair stylists take the same artistic approach to their work. That means that a particular stylist or hair salon may do a fantastic job on your Cousin Suzie’s long …

Hair Removal Options – Permanent and Temporary

Many consider the removal of unwanted hair to be merely a cosmetic concern. However, the effects of having unwanted or unsightly facial or body hair can result in far reaching emotional and/or social problems. Here we will look at several different methods of hair removal, both temporary and permanent. Hair can be removed temporarily by either depilation or epilation. Depilation removes the hair above the skin’s surface, whereas epilation removes the entire hair including that which is below the skin’s surface. The most notable methods of depilation are shaving, depilatories and friction. Shaving is done manually with either a manual razor or electric shaver. Depilatories are creams or lotions which dissolve hair through the use of chemicals. Friction uses a …