Can Antioxidants Improve Skin Care?

For most issues related to teenagers, fads rule the roost. And skin care issues are highest among teenagers. Today any medium, be it magazines, newspapers, television or the Internet are inundated with skin care related articles. These articles could include various therapies and homemade solutions for skin care. Ranging from the totally natural to those which involve chemicals, these articles provide the reader with the much needed solutions to their skin related problems. These days, the latest craze in skin care regimes is natural antioxidant skin care. The belief that is being popularized these days is that the more natural the product being used the more effective and devoid of side effects it will be. This concept has a strong …

A Pursuit For The Nose

Take note, when you buy a perfume bottle most of the cost goes to the packaging, advertising, sales profit and tax. Only a small percentage, actually around ten percent, is dedicated to the costs of the scents. So why buy when you can make your own perfume. Not only will you be able to save some money but you’ll get a blast from the pursuit of the perfect perfume. One of the greatest advantages of making your own perfume is that you don’t have to worry about having chemicals and preservatives going onto your skin. Since you’re more likely going to work with natural, you don’t have to worry about the possible effects of synthetic materials on your body. However, …

All You Need To Know About Fragrances And Perfumes

Why do people use perfume? Men and women alike have their own purposes for using fragrances. Some just like to smell good, and smelling good enhances their own well-being. Some use perfume to make a grand statement as they enter a room and to leave an impression as they go out. Some enhance their own natural scent with perfume so they would be seductive and appealing to the opposite sex. There are many reasons as to why people use fragrances. Unique Signature Scents When you buy perfumes, however, you have to be careful. It is very unwise to just pick up a bottle and head off to the counter to buy that fragrance. You have to test it on your …

How To Apply Tanning Lotion Correctly?

Every day, millions of dead skin cells are sloughed off or worn away from the surface of your skin. In fact, every 35 to 45 days, you have an entirely new epidermis. This is why tans from sunless- or self-tanning lotions will gradually fade — as the dead cells are worn away, so is your tan. For this reason, most of these products suggest that you reapply the sunless- or self-tanner about every three days to maintain your tan. Although gels, lotions or sprays that contain DHA are said to be the most reliable and useful, there are dozens of other types of products on the market. Tanning accelerators — lotions or pills that usually contain the amino acid tyrosine …

How To Choose Your Personal Scent

There is nothing like wearing a particular fragrance as a signature. Long after you have left the room your fragrance can linger. A particular fragrance can make quite an impact, on both sexes. Most perfumes are made by combining three scents called notes. The top note lasts the least amount of time, the middle note lasts longer and the base note lasts around 24 hours. Generally when you first smell a perfume you will notice the top note. A few hours later you will smell the middle note. There are seven fragrance types used in the creation of perfumes, they are woodsy or mossy, oriental, fruity, single floral, floral bouquet, spicy and what are called modern blends. Today custom blended …

How To Choose Over-The-Counter Products For Your Hair

Ah, the never-ending debate over professional and non-professional hair-care products. In the past, this debate was resolved easily with a famous quote, “You get what you pay for.” But today, the line between professional and non-professional products has become blurry due to the emergence of inexpensive professional products and expensive non-professional products. You see, it used to be that you almost always paid $10 for a bottle of shampoo from the salon. Non-professional shampoos, on the other hand, only cost a couple of dollars. Today, however, you can spend as much or more on a bottle of shampoo from your local department store as you can for a bottle from the salon. The reason that this is so is because …

How To Create A Best Selling Perfume

For more than a century, people have been using perfume. This is perhaps because soap does not do much except cleanse the body so something else has to be used in order to smell good. Studies have shown that the demand for perfume has more than quadrupled through the years. This is because of new technology that makes it easier to mass-produce and the branding that goes with it. Branding from a marketing executive is very important. This is because the name that is given to the new concoction should reach out to the consumer. One of the most effective methods is by getting a celebrity to endorse it and then the rest is history. Another technique that delivers a …

How To Buy Perfume That Right For You

How To Buy Perfume That Right For You Buying Perfume can be a very hard decision, especially when you buying that perfume for your friend or lover. Different people will have different choice of perfume. Also each fragrance will produce a different scent on various types of skin. Therefore, when buying perfume we need to do some good research and try it out before you make the final decision. There are hundreds brands of perfume and thousands of scents available in the market nowadays. If you never bought any perfume before and not sure which perfume will be right for you or your friend, you should check out the Perfume Review website online or ask your friend to see which …

How To Buy Perfume That Is Right For You

Buying Perfume can be a very hard decision, especially when you buying that perfume for your friend or lover. Different people will have different choice of perfume. Also each fragrance will produce a different scent on various types of skin. Therefore, when buying perfume we need to do some good research and try it out before you make the final decision. There are hundreds brands of perfume and thousands of scents available in the market nowadays. If you never bought any perfume before and not sure which perfume will be right for you or your friend, you should check out the Perfume Review website online or ask your friend to see which perfume is popular that most people use it. …

How to Buy Perfume

There are hundreds brands of perfume and thousands of scents available in the market nowadays. If you never bought any perfume before and not sure which perfume will be right for you or your friend, you should check out the Perfume Review website online or ask your friend to see which perfume is popular that most people use it. After that, you can go out to department store to try it on your skin. Trial and testing Perfume There are 2 ways that you can try perfume either direct on your skin or spray on the fragrance blotters. Now there is both advantage and disadvantage about these two methods of testing if you only using one method. By testing on …

How To Buy Men’s Fragrance

Men are often challenged in some cases even overwhelmed at selecting a proper men’s fragrance. What should I buy aftershave, cologne, Eau de toilette? Contrary, to what some men believe, it is not that difficult to select the proper fragrance, once you understand each fragrance’s function and your personal needs. Often times, you may need more than one type of fragrance as your daily needs will vary. To get started, you must understand the differences between cologne, Eau De Toilette (EDT) and aftershave. No, it is not all the same, even though it may appear both cologne and aftershave have a similar fragrance in the bottle, in reality there is a difference. Aftershave is designed to use after a man …

How to Apply Fake Tan

The dangers of sunbathing are well documented which is why self tanning is becoming increasingly popular. Follow these simple steps to ensure you achieve a perfect looking tan. Pre- Application (a) If you have sensitive skin, do a patch test on a small area of skin 24 hours before applying to the entire body. If a reaction develops do not use. (b) Exfoliate thoroughly and preferably for 2-3 days prior to the self tan application. This will give a smoother surface for the fake tan to be applied and will prevent the tan becoming patchy and uneven. (c) Moisturise on a daily basis, preferable using a moisturiser that is from the same brand as the self tanning product. Avoid oil …

Stop the ‘Tresses’ — From Color Burnout, That Is!

Finding the perfect hair colorist can be as difficult as locating a needle in a haystack, and affording to pay that pro every five weeks for maintenance may be an even more difficult challenge. Here are a few tips and tricks to make your most recent salon visit last just a little bit longer. * Try to avoid subjecting your freshly colored hair to the harsh chlorine found in swimming pools. Sure, a dip in the pool might sound fun, but the chemicals can damage your color and, in some cases, may even cause lighter hair to turn a faint shade of green. You may cringe at the thought of a swimming cap, but it will prevent your color from …

Stunning Hair Straight From Your Kitchen

It’s a fact that as the seasons change, so does our hair. Depending on your hair type and climate, your hair may turn oily or dry, dull or limp or your hair may begin to thin out a little. We’re really no different than other animals in that we shed our hair in the spring and fall and it’s not impossible that you may notice a few bare spots where you would normally have hair. Never fear, your kitchen pantry holds several basics which contain the same active ingredients as many pricey salon hair therapies. These remedies are great if you develop a specific problem and don’t have a product specially formulated for treating it. In many cases, these home …

Anti-wrinkle Cream Review – Sunscreen Cream

Sunscreen creams are necessary when you plan to spend a long time on a hot, sunny day. Sunrays contain ultraviolet rays that penetrate deep into skin tissues and destroy natural binding elements that keep the skin intact, making it loosen up over time. There are many manufacturers of sunscreen creams and lotions. It is advisable to try creams made by well-known companies to ensure you get products that have been well tested. If you live in sunny localities and have to spend long times outdoors, going for a sunscreen product makes sense in the long run. The facial skin tissues are very soft and get easily tanned and damaged when exposed to sun rays for long durations. You can try …

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 …