Demand Is Increasing in Men for Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

Monday, October 20, 2014

Year after year, there have been significant increases of men going under the knife, not only for those in the public eye, but for all professions for reasons of self-improvement in all aspects of their lifestyle. For these reasons, more men are turning towards the minimally invasive procedures such as the soft tissue fillers, chemical peels, laser hair removal, and the number one treatment, botulinum toxin for those wrinkles.

Despite these minimally invasive procedures, the most popular cosmetic procedures for men are as follows; nose reshaping; eyelid surgery; liposuction and hair transplantation. In addition, the facelift remains in high demand due to it having an aesthetic and revitalising effect on the face. The average baby boomer is now healthier than ever and wants to look as young as he feels. A rhytidectomy does not dramatically change the appearance, but will improve signs of ageing such as a sagging midface with creases along the nose and corners of the mouth. Also, loose skin and fat under the chin and jaw such as a double chin can be removed. In addition a facelift may include a reduction of the puffiness underneath the eyes, as well as, a reduction of the eyelids if necessary.

Even though youth may have prevented the need to remedy certain small defects, now that the ageing skin starts to adhere to gravity, many men will go under the knife for several cosmetic procedures in addition to cosmetic enhancements. A baby boomer in his 50s is also more likely to have advanced, financial stability. Therefore, in addition to preventing the appearance of ageing, perhaps otoplasty is something that can help with a man's appearance by clipping the ears back. Another prominent male procedure for improving the profile and masculine appearance is a chin implant.

Advances in plastic surgery make it possible to maintain the youthful appearance. Multiple improvements can be offered depending on the man in question. Often diet and exercise can not improve love handles around the waist and abdomen, or the chest or excess fat around the neck for which liposuction can help. Further, repositioning unwanted fat into sagging or caved in areas of the face or body is a great resolution. Also, weight loss can produce results such as loose skin, which can then be removed through cosmetic surgery for a sculpted look in such areas as the abdomen.

With the use of the laser various skin treatments can improve the skin tone, reduce wrinkles, tighten the skin, and remove excess hair. Acne can be corrected and chemical peels can be applied.

There are numerous cosmetic procedures available today that are being utilised to enhance and maintain a youthful appearance, and increase the quality of life for the healthier man.

Color Clash - Hair Color and Cosmetics

Friday, October 17, 2014

Have you ever returned home from the salon after you changed your hair color and thought, "This is totally wrong. This color doesn't work for me!"? Chances are that your new hair color is gorgeous but you are still wearing the same make-up! As odd as it sounds, the shades of cosmetics you wear can make or break a new hair color. If you are changing your hair color don't forget to change your make-up too!

Why Changing Makeup with Hair Color is so Important

When you change your hair color your whole appearance changes. The new shade can make your skin and eyes look more pale or more intense. Your new locks can bring out hidden undertones in your skin and new dimensions to your eyes. New hair color can also make you look younger and more confident, but if you continue to wear the same make-up then you can also look a little odd. This clash of colors comes down to color theory. The lipstick that might have looked fabulous on you as a blond now can look decidedly odd with your new red locks. Why? Because the new hair color and cosmetic undertones clash.

The color of our hair really does affect our overall appearance and so when you change it, it is essential to change everything else too from the clothes you wear to your make-up. This allows you to give a better balance to the face and it also finishes off the overall new look. The wrong cosmetic colors can make your look go from pale to dull to downright clownish.

How to Find New Makeup to Suit Your New Color

When it comes to finding new make-up to suit your new color, you may have trouble knowing what to opt for. Though you might not want to overhaul your make-up bag, you should seriously consider adding a few key colors to complement your dramatically changed hair color. The right make-up to compliment your hair color and skin tone with help you get the most out of that expensive dye job!

You should look at a number of factors first in order to choose the right colors for you. Some of these factors include hair color, eye color, and skin tone. Still confused? If you need guidance to get the most out of your new hair color ask the stylist that is dying your hair to suggest cosmetic shades that will fit your skin tone and match your new mane. Often times your salon will have a cosmetic line on hand and can do a mini make-over to demonstrate the power of the correct colors. If your stylist is of little help go to visit your local department store's cosmetic counter or just pop on-line and ask the Beauty Advisor at your favourite cosmetic website for guidance and shade suggestions.

Overall cosmetics should be chosen with various things in mind. When you change your hair color your make-up should definitely be changed too. So the next time you color your hair, take these tips into consideration to get the most out of your new look.

Beauty and the No-Beast Budget

Monday, October 13, 2014


- To make a fabulous exfoliant, mix a pinch of baking soda or sugar with a drop of cleanser

- Money literally goes down the drain with liquid soaps. A small squirt does the job. I use a pricey anti-aging facial cleanser that recommends two pumps per use. But a half-pump works great. While the initial cost is high, I only purchase the product twice yearly.

- Someone in your household treating that pump like an exercise machine? Dilute liquid soaps with water.

- Keep expensive products away from general use. Give kids basic soap. Your pricey cleanser's not a toy. Tuck it in a drawer.

- Stretch moisturizers. I buy a higher-end product but find I only need half what's recommended. It works great and lasts months.

- Extra virgin olive and coconut oils make great natural moisturizers and makeup removers.

- Buy natural cosmetics containing vitamin C, ALA, and DMAE at online vitamin discount suppliers.

- Drink lots of filtered water to hydrate skin.

- Keep sugar for the exfoliants and not consumption. It causes blemishes and wrinkles.


- Save on haircuts and color without changing hairdressers. Book appointments less frequently. A nice, dollar-store barrette, drop of gel or ponytail holder can style extra miles into that cut.

- Don't rule out beauty academies. Do choose schools that only allow students to work supervised. The instructor leaves while you're being cut? You leave too. Some of the best haircuts I've seen came from beauty schools, for under $10.

- I'd use a school if I hadn't learned to cut my hair online for free. Type "cut your own hair" in your browser, and save hundreds of dollars a year. Works especially well for medium to long hair.

- Color your own roots or have them done at the beauty school.

- If you're a redhead or brunette, color with henna. It's non-toxic, covers gray, conditions, looks natural, and costs me about $30 a year. If currently using chemical colorants, read about henna first to avoid mishaps when applying to colored hair.

- Blend top-of-the-line shampoos and conditioners with economical brands. Start with a half-and-half mixture. Experiment with ratios to find how much of that expensive stuff you really require.

- Or use store brand shampoo, but chase it with high quality conditioner.


- Try no-risk makeup. Rite-Aid's and Walgreen's makeup guarantees are for real. Try new cosmetics, and if you dislike them, the store issues no-questions-asked refunds. So keep that receipt. Some discount department stores will match this policy, so call ahead, ask and avoid wasting money on makeup you won't use.

- For sanitary reasons, experts recommend replacing makeup every three to six months. But, you can avoid throw-aways and stay safe. Before using your new foundation, pour half into an empty vitamin bottle or small container and refrigerate. Stretch eye shadows and powders by breaking them up and storing likewise.

Additional Tips

- Never pay retail. Shop big box and salvage/surplus stores for familiar cosmetics you know you'll use.
- Eliminate tanning salon fees. Consider purchasing a sunlamp.
- A wet towel drying in the bedroom at night keeps skin moist.
- Buy nail files, clippers and tweezers at the dollar store.