Keeping Your Skin Fresh: Ways To Feel Good This Winter

Through the winter, it’s particularly difficult to keep your skin in good condition. The cold air and wind can strip it of its natural oils, which makes it more easily damaged. That means that you might have to make a few changes to your skincare routine to keep feeling and looking good…

Keep Hydrated

During the winter it’s easy to forget to drink water. We tend to go for hot drinks instead when it’s cold outside but the sad truth is that a Starbucks coffee won’t be nearly as helpful as good old water at keeping your skin in top condition. The skin is an organ and it’s made up primarily of water – which means that if you’re dehydrated, your skin can start to look dull and lifeless. Make sure that you carry a reusable water bottle with you during the day and that you put drinking water into your daily routine.

Cover Up

We all know that you have to cover up to stay warm in winter and to protect your skin from the winter in the summer, but we never think about protecting our skin in the winter as much. Make sure that you wear a warm scarf and if you’re out in the cold wind, pull it up over the bottom half of your face to stop yourself from getting raw red chapped skin. The same applies with hats – not least because you can lose a lot of body heat through the top of your head so it’s important to wear a hat to stay warm and cosy.

Invest In Skincare

During the winter it’s important to keep on top of your skincare routine. If you have oily skin you might not think that you need to keep moisturising, but oily skin can still be dehydrated. If your current skincare regime isn’t working for you and your skin feels sore and dry, try out a new company like Bioderma skincare – look online to find out which brands might work for you. Ensure that you moisturise carefully before you go to bed, and put on eye cream to save the delicate skin around your eyes from getting too many wrinkles. Use an oil based cleanser to remove your makeup every evening before you go to bed or when you get home from work – even if you have oily skin, this should be effective at rehydrating your skin.

Change Your Makeup Routine

 

Check to see if the colour of your foundation is still working for you – many of us need to go a couple of shades paler in the winter when there’s less sun, although you still need to wear sunscreen with a high SPF under your makeup. It’s harder to stay dewy and fresh faced this time of year, so make sure that you use a blusher that makes you glow, and try strobing to highlight different parts of your face like your brow bone, your cheekbone, and the bow of your lips. Make sure that you keep chapstick in your pocket so your lips are always smooth and unchapped.

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10 Ways to Avoid Foot Pain From a New Pair of Shoes

Buying a new pair of shoes can be exciting when you first spot them in the store window or online. Sometimes, when you first start wearing your latest purchase, though, you may be frustrated with the experience of foot pain and blisters from your new shoes. If you frequently experience problems with new shoes, there are some great tips to help your feet feel better. Here are 10 ways to avoid foot pain from a new pair of shoes.

1. Buy Shoes That Fit

The first tip is to buy shoes that actually fit. If you’re purchasing in a shoe store, be sure to get professionally measured to see exactly what size you are, or you can do it yourself. Record your feet’s measurements, and save that information for later. Then, when you are searching for a new pair online, you can easily check your measurements to see if the new shoes will fit.

2. Break Them In

The next thing to do with a new pair of shoes is to spend some time breaking them in. Try wearing them at various times in the house over a period of a few weeks. Increase the amount of time you wear your new shoes to get your feet more used to the feel. Once they feel comfortable enough, you can begin wearing them out.

3. Limit Friction

While wearing your new shoes, it’s important to limit the possibility of friction from the shoe’s material rubbing up against your skin. There are many different products on the market that put a barrier between your skin and your shoe to help keep blisters from forming.

4. Wear Socks

Socks are another tool that can keep your feet from developing blisters or painful spots that sometimes come from wearing new shoes. While some shoes can’t possibly be paired with socks, try using socks as much as you can during the breaking in phase. Then, you’ll be able to give your feet a little more breathing room.

5. Avoid Certain Styles

It’s also important to understand which types of shoe styles don’t work for your feet. Depending on the shape of your feet and toes, you may need to avoid various shoe choices. Certain styles, like extremely high heels or flip flops, may not work for every pair of feet.

6. Try Wearing Insoles

Some foot pain can be avoided by adding comfortable accessories to your pair of shoes. If you have pain that radiates along the arches of your feet, it may be wise to try a pair of comfortable insoles. There are plenty of great products available that give your feet a little more cushion.

7. Don’t Get Your Feet Wet

Getting your feet wet may also be a contributing factor to your foot pain from new shoes. Besides exposing your shoes to rain or other wet weather, your feet can also get wet from sweating. If your shoes are too warm for the season, the extra moisture from your sweat may be affecting the way your shoe fits and feels.

8. Choose Different Styles

Another helpful way to keep foot pain from impacting your feet is to rotate your shoe style. Pick a variety of shoe fashions to wear, and don’t wear the same pair of shoes too often. This method helps your feet get exposed to different fits and materials and avoids the problem of placing the same amount of pressure on parts of your feet over time.

9. Let Your Feet Breathe

Letting your feet breathe is another option if you’re trying to keep your toes and heels comfortable. In the warmer months, choose a well-fitting pair of sandals to give your toes and skin some breathing room. When it gets colder, opt for shoes that have breathable materials. Try looking through some of the selection at online fashion retailer Tobi.

10. Opt for High-Quality Materials

Finally, make sure you choose shoes that are well made to help avoid problems like foot discomfort. Certain materials, like leather, are less likely to cause issues, so check the label of your shoe to find out what it is constructed of.

Be kind to your feet when you’re searching for the next fashionable piece of footwear. Do a bit of research before making that next purchase, and your feet could start feeling much better.

How to Reduce Keloid Scarring After Surgery

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Most of us have at least a few scars – some with an interesting back story, some from routine surgeries like appendectomies. These scars often fade away within 18 months, but some people have problems with red, raised and stiff scars, known as keloid scars.

These can be unsightly and even painful and some keloid scars carry on spreading long after the wound has healed. Up until recently, surgeons outside the plastic surgery field didn’t pay much attention to scarring, but now they are offering help and advice to make sure their patients feel happy and comfortable with the results of their surgery.

Scars may fade even further

Previously, surgical patients were often sent home with some antibiotic cream and told not to scratch, but patients now have more options to reduce and even prevent scars.

How are scars formed?

If a wound reaches the dermis, the lower layers of the skin, it’ll leave a scar, but the severity of the mark depends on how well the skin repairs and how the collagen behaves.

Collagen is a fibrous protein that ideally should arrange itself in a criss-cross pattern. With successful healing, the skin around the wound edges closes together with the help of collagen and it forms a flat, thin, smooth appearance. With efficient healing, scarring can take 18 months to finish and to stabilise, losing colour and bumpiness.

However, sometimes fibroblasts – cells responsible for repairing the skin – go overboard and a new set of blood vessels forms, which feeds the scar. This sets off extra collagen production, which instead of criss-crossing neatly, lays itself down in thick, parallel lines, gluing layers of tissue together and forming rigid bumps.

How to help scarring go to plan

Using silicone

Silicone is available as a gel, a spray or as a sheet and it keeps the wound moist, stopping it from becoming rigid; many plastic surgeons prefer to use a spray that dries in minutes to become breathable, flexible and invisible. Many surgeons recommend it for preventing keloid scars and it should be applied as soon as the wound is healed. If you have a breast reduction from Gary Ross you should ask about silicon scar treatments, especially if you’re at risk from keloid scarring.

Cortisone cream or tape

Cortisone calms down the fibroblasts and also softens the scar. This treatment works best when scars are less than six months old. Creams are the cheaper option, with tape acting as a slow-release delivery system.

Why do some people get keloids

It’s not fully understood, but factors like genetic predisposition, poor cutting technique and the location of the incision are important. In keloid scarring, the collagen escapes beyond the actual wound, getting into healthy tissue and even continuing to grow after healing. Keloids are 15 times more likely in people with dark skin, although fair-skinned red-haired Celtic people get them more often too.

Age is also a factor, with people under 30 sometimes “over-repairing” injuries.

The shoulders, chest, back and ear lobes are particularly keloid-prone, as well as the skin over moving joints.

If you’re worried

Talk to your surgeon before the procedure and explain how important the appearance of the scar is to you, especially if you’re having plastic surgery.

Review: Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette

This is one of my favorite eyeshadow palettes because:

– it has awesome matte browns. I always use them in my crease when I’m doing more a smokey look.
– salted caramel is the perfect warm transition shade on my NC-30/35 complexion
– the colours are, in general, very rich, pigmented, they blend very easily, and if you wet your brush you’ll love them even more
– there are 2 highlight colours: a matte one and a shimmery one and both are bigger than the rest and I really appreciate having both options
– it smells heavenly

What I don’t like:

– there are a few shades (cherry cordial, black forest truffle…) that have chunks of glitter in them and they’re not the best. The glitter in them is not the most beautiful and they’re not as pigmented as the other normal shimmery shades like crème brulée, hazelnut, marzipan, etc, that are gorgeous. I mean, they still work but not as awesome as the rest.
– the pink shade (strawberry bon bon) is so bad. I don’t get why is in the palette in the first place (matte baby pink), it doesn’t inspire me at all, I really don’t get it and the quality is really bad, the pigmentation is awful and it is very powdery. I don’t touch it.

If you like neutrals I would totally recommend this palette, you can make a lot of different things with it and the quality, overall, is great.

Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kits – Gleam

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Strobe mode activated, kids with these new Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit Palettes for Spring 2016!

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit is available in two shade selections each of which holds four shades each that can be used on eyes, body, or face to add radiance and luminosity. These metallic powder highlighters can also be used wet or dry!

One of the many great things about Anastasia Beverly Hills is that they regularly come up with new products. After creating illuminators recently, they just launched a new product in two variation “Glow Kits”. Each kit has four highlighters.

 Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kits comes in two shades: Gleam and That Glow..

Each of the kits contains four metallic velvety powders for intense luminosity that are versatile enough to work on every skin tone. Each powder can be layered together to brighten cheekbones over eyelids, brow bones and inner corners. Resulting in flawless incandescent.

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Elie Saab – Le Parfum Resort Collection

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Resort collection tried to set itself apart from other Le Parfum flankers while keeping the main theme going.

I have to say that it partially succeeded! It is in fact different. It is sweeter, fruitier and has that aquatic vibe. However, it fell in the mainstream trap!

This is my least favourite Le Parfum. Not saying that it’s bad. Not at all it’s very pleasant, just mainstream!

First blast is technically pure orange blossom. Then some fig, some frangipani appears. Just a light touch. The orange blossom will always be the dominant note. Finally it dries own into a soft sort of a fig dessert.

It’s good… Just not as elegant or sophisticated as the others are. Maybe that was the point of the designer. Which in return makes you feel that his creation is a bit overpriced. Performance wise, it’s decent.

All in all, a good perfume for some younger ladies trying to find an appropriate Elie Saab perfume. Just not so much for those who love the EDP or even the EDT. Both of them!

How to Choose Best Soap for Your Skin?

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For female, it is very important to know about your skin and body. Do you have sensitive skin or oily & dry skin? Do you suffering from acne and pimples because of oily skin? What type of atmosphere your skin can accept? What type of soap and cream your skin and body suits? There are many questions you would be thinking about your skin and body and you need answers of these questions. I am confident that you definitely want a silky and soft skin. To get this first you have to concentrate that you are using the best and natural soap and what type of soap your skin like.

Now, the question is how to choose the best soap for your skin. There are much soap manufacturers are available in the market. They have variety of soaps. They advertise in different ways and try to show customers that they have the best soap and products. Really they are, off-course not. There are much soap is natural good for your skin but not all. Many companies use harmful and chemical ingredients in their products for instant result. But these can badly effect later and can damage your skin. It’s upon you to choose to soap which suits your skin.

These are few things you should to keep in your mind.

You should to avoid Fragrance Soap

Fragrance soaps are smell well but for skin products it can harm anyone. Fragrances are like oils it sticks with your skin. So after, a bathing it doesn’t wash from your body. It made by 100 of harmful chemicals which are able to damage your skin mostly face. Some fragrance chemical are more harmful, those are direct effect your nervous system and can reason of allergy, asthma and skin cancer.

Reduce Acne and Pimples by Soap

Mostly teenagers are suffering from Acne and Pimples also other people. Suddenly they started using different chemical mixed face cream for instant reduce of Acne and Pimples. But it can effect badly. Your skin can damage more than well as your confidence. 2 things you can do, first you should to start using natural soaps which have only natural ingredients like Aloe Vera, natural oil etc. Sometimes Acne and Pimples also can increase by dirty blood. You can take blood purifier which can clean your blood. OR, second your direct consult with your dermatologist and ask for the best.

Soap for Oily and Dry Skin

Our skin produces sebum, which is reason for our oily skin. So choose to soap that clean the skin pores and reduce oil from your skin. Your soap need to control the further production of sebum on your skin. For these type of treatment you need a bit chemical mixed soap like citric acid, lactic acid, alpha acid etc; but avoid alcohol based and harsh chemical soap. Now the question is really sebum (reason of oily skin) is not important? No, if the production of sebum is low than your skin would be dry. So you should to choose a soap which can manage both. For dry skin, choose a soap which can moisture your skin. Soap with glycerin is perfect for dry skin. It keeps your skin moist more time than other soaps. For dry skin you should to use soap which has jojoba oil, coconut oil, vegetable oil etc.

As I told you, your skin is the most precious assets. If, you are a woman or men you should to keep is well clean, germ free, acne and pimple free and always look fresh. So, try to understand your skin and use soap according to your skin. All soaps have different quality and for different usesComputer Technology Articles, are careful while buy soaps. Always use natural soap for your body and especially for face. Meet with the best dermatologist and consult with him about your skin and problems.