Sunday, March 31, 2013

Dry and Oily Skin Treatment

Skin types can be broadly classified into five categories. These are oily, sensitive, dry, combination, and sun-damaged. This article mainly concentrates on dry and oily face treatment.


The amount of oil that your skin produces is the main basis that helps to identify your skin type. Respective face treatments can be followed to keep your face healthy and fresh. In case you have a dry face, anti-aging and anti-wrinkle creams should be used regularly to avoid development of fine wrinkles and lines. To avoid the problems related with oily face, beauty products that can control or absorb the excessive natural oil produced by your body should be used. Make sure that you buy only branded beauty products for your face. It is also advisable to go in for natural or organic skin treatments instead of chemical based beauty products.

Oily Face

People with oily face have a shiny face that has large pores. Such skin types are more prone to blemishes, pimples, and blackheads.Oily skin products such as cucumber face packs, lemon cleansers, Rose cleansers, and mineral cleansing concentrates should be used on a regular basis. Even oily face requires moisturizing but the moisturizer used should not be oil based. It should be specifically prepared for people with oily skin. Organic masks such as herbal clay masks or turmeric masks can also be used to reduce oil production and prevent acne.

Dry skin treatment

People with dry face have lower production of sebum in their body that makes it difficult for the skin to retain an appropriate amount of moisture. Such people often complain of tightness in the skin. Such skin types are susceptible to fine wrinkles, red patches on the skin, and flaking. Due to high buildup of dead skin, people with dry face also suffer from skin dullness. Dry Skin Products such as natural moisturizers or dry face packs should be used regularly to keep the skin healthy. Mild cleansers should be used instead of soaps. Regular massage with a body and face lotion can also help to treat dryness of your skin.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

How A Russian Immigrant Revolutionized The Beauty and Movie Business

The benefits immigration has historically provided to the America economy and lifestyle has been thoroughly documented. The waves of Irish, Italian, and eastern European's that swamped Ellis Island during the 19th century brought little more than hope and the drive to discover an opportunity to pursue a better life in the New World. They were ravaged by the historic poverty in their homelands, hungry, illiterate in many cases and did not speak English. And yet, despite these daunting obstacles, these immigrant masses were the forerunner of the diaspora that continues to this day and from which the United States has enjoyed immeasurable benefits.

Many contemporary Americans have knowledge of family histories that detail the struggles of their first generation American forefathers. There are so many famous stories of immigrant successes from the period: Sam Goldwyn (movies), Guglielmo Marconi (radio), Eugene Strauss (department stores, Macy's), Levi Strauss and Isaac Singer (sewing machines) are only a few examples.

Max Factor was an amazing example of immigrant success and the entrepreneurial cocktail that only America has ever fully perfected. Factor was born into poverty and a large family in Russia. He came to the United States at an early age speaking no English. The name Factor was most surely an assigned "Ellis Island" name. Eventually he moved to St. Louis and took a job in a theatre.

At this time, in the late 19th and early 20th century, theatrical plays and actors were very limited by the poor gaslights of the time. Nuance, subtlety and emotion were very difficult to convey to an audience in the stage environment of the time. Mr. Factor, standing in the rear of the theatre each night, waiting for the performance to end, began to notice that the actors were limited by the lack of definition that could be seen in their faces. To be sure, they wore a type of cornstarch makeup, but they appeared as mannequins, over painted and stiff as dead mackerel. He set about finding an answer, a way to project real emotion.

His efforts were rewarded by the introduction of two seemingly obvious creations (at least obvious today): the false eyelash and pan cake makeup. Ask any actor working today what tool they use most crucially to portray emotion and they will answer, the eyes. The false eyelash Mr. Factor created was a rough, stiff, heavily glued shock of trimmed horsehair. Difficult to apply and painful to remove though they were, actors adored them. Within months Mr. Factor was creating false eyelashes for actors everywhere. They unanimously were willing to put up with the pain in return for the opportunity to project emotion to an audience with their eyes.

Pancake makeup was created to give the face a more natural glow while highlighting each actor's unique physical features. The old starchy pastes made every actor, even male and female, look alike. Finally, there was a light, blended powder base that could be buffed to highlight features. Actors are vain. They love to display themselves, physically, emotionally and vocally. Max Factor's pancake makeup was the breakthrough that modernized acting as a more subtle, visual art.

Mr. Factor quickly moved to Hollywood. He recognized that the future would be in moving pictures and the movies would require a completely different lineup of cosmetic products. Cameras require light. Light offered new opportunity and Max Factor was always keen to seize opportunity. He adapted pancake makeup to the new demands of movie cameras. Almost immediately, Max Factor became recognized as Hollywood's leading, must-have makeup designer for the movie studios. His entrepreneurial instincts not sated, he began to package products for sale to the public.The most prominent retailers of the day such as F.W. Woolworth and Kresge dime stores in the United States and Boots in England carried his products. This was the beginning of a worldwide cosmetic empire that continues to prosper to this day. During most of the 20th century Max Factor enjoyed worldwide popularity with the Company's cutting edge beauty advances. The Max Factor name and brand became world famous.

Max Factor always praised America and revered the freedom, opportunity and economic system that he discovered here. He came with no money, spoke no English and had no formal skill. During the course of his remarkable life he was instrumental in the maturation of two major industries: cosmetics and movies. This could never have happened had he stayed in Russia.

The opportunity to fail, or succeed, is just as possible today. The opportunity to try is not available in much of the world. Men like Max Factor are inspirational. They confirm that our system, while not perfect, is better than anything else yet invented. When you hear a citizen of this country whine about, well, about everything people whine about today, remember that millions of immigrants want to still come here for a reason. There is no place on earth so open and offering so much possibility.

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Art of Wearing Accessories and Cosmetics

Every women needs accessories and cosmetics in order to make themselves look put together. Accessories include costume jewelry, clips, headbands and all different types of hair piece, which enhance the way a women's hair looks. Accessories can also include all types of hats, handbags, belts. and sunglasses, as well as pins that go on ones shirt or sweater.

In order to look as sharp as possible, one has to know the art of wearing accessories. If you just go to the local retail or wholesales accessories store and buy yourself different items, and you do not give much thought about how to wear it, you are better off not buying yourself the accessories and save yourself lots of money. In some cases, if you wear accessories the wrong way, you may look worse than if you were not wearing any accessories at all. The best way to wear accessories to make yourself as attractive as possible is to simply coordinate the colors of the different items you are wearing. This does not necessarily mean that you must wear the same color hat, belt, hair piece, earring, bracelet and necklace. It just means that all of the accessories you are wearing to enhance the way you look, should be coordinated so that all the colors blend with each other. If this is done properly, it makes the entire outfit you are wearing look amazing and beautiful. The same exact rule applies to applying cosmetics to your face. If you choose to patronize your local retail or wholesale cosmetics store, but you do not seek guidance as to what color makeup looks good on your face, and you do not investigate the proper method of applying makeup properly, then it is probably better not to buy or wear the cosmetics at all. If you put on the wrong color makeup, or you do not apply the makeup properly, then you might end up looking like a clown. Why pay all that money to llok like a clown, when you can simply go to a party store and pay a lot less for clown cosmetics.

In conclusion, it is extremely important to understand the art of wearing accessories and cosmetics. If one chooses to investigate how to color coordinate the accessories she buys and seeks help and guidance on how to buy and apply makeup, she will have tremendous potential to look beautiful and attractive. If, on the other hand, they are lazy ad do not but the effort into it, they might look worse than if they did not bother to buy it in the first place.

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Secret to Soft, Beautiful, and Natural Looking Skin

One of the keys to having beautiful natural skin is for a product to provide enough antioxidants to eliminate the free radicals that are breaking your skin down at the cellular level. These plant oils and waxes will do just that, and with the help of a particular mixture of enzymes and proteins can provide your skin with all of the power that it needs to repair the damage that these free radicals have done.

There is no one who wouldn't like to have a soft and beautiful skin, but the thing is that they do not know what to do in order to get it. There is a wide belief that irrespective of the product that you are using, a skin care cosmetic will give you a great skin. But this is a wrong concept, because the quality of the skin depends on the quality of the product that you are using.

All of us have beautiful and soft skin when we are born. But, as time goes, our skin is subjected to various mistreatment and as a result loses its shine and softness. Women try to regain this lost smoothness by trying out various skin care treatments, but most often they do not pay off.

The key to any effective skin care product is determined by the constituents of the product. The main constituents found in today's cosmetics are chemicals which are intended to produce a quick result. But in the long run, they prove to be harmful to the skin. Therefore it is important to know the various constituents in the cosmetic that you are using.

The wide majority of skin care products available today do not contain anything that will benefit the skin in the long run. They contain mere chemicals which are harmful to the skin. Therefore it is recommended to avoid them.

Therefore it is recommended to opt for products that contain natural constituents which ensure healthy and soft skin. These products contain waxes, natural oils and emollients. They have the capability to accelerate the production of sebum which is very important for the smoothness of the skin.

These skin care products which contain natural ingredients provide antioxidants to the skin which prevents breaking down of skin. They also contain proteins and enzymes in a particular composition which can go a long way in imparting a healthy and smooth skin.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Beauty and Makeup Tips For Looking Younger

As women get older, they often do one of two things - either wear more makeup to "cover" the signs of aging, or they wear less, thinking that it will sink in their wrinkles and only make them look older.

The good news is that as you age, it's not necessary to wear either more or less makeup. If you follow some basic tips, you can wear the same amount of makeup you wore before. The trick is in the planning and application.

First, keep your skin in good condition. This might not seem like a makeup tip, but it definitely is. When you keep your skin supple and smooth, makeup is easier to apply and it will look better on your skin. Foundation won't sit in the wrinkles, and overall you will look younger.

To keep your skin in good condition, make sure you:

Use a good quality cleanser and wash your face twice a day, perhaps less as you get older. Be sure to change your skin care regimen as your skin ages and it gets drier or changes texture.

Use a good quality wrinkle cream and be consistent in its application. Your skin will benefit from this regular boost of moisture.

Drink plenty of water. We all know how good water is for our bodies and our skin. Your skin will drink in the moisture and its overall condition and texture will improve.

Second, change your makeup regimen as you age. The same foundation and the same eye makeup won't necessarily flatter you in your 40s or 50s the way it did in your 20s.

Don't be afraid of color, but be aware that if your skin gets paler or a bit saggy as you age, you will have to be careful applying color. Instead of shying away from it, visit the makeup counter at your favorite department store and ask for some tips. Get a makeover, even. If you want to make a purchase, you can, but you don't to feel obligated to do so. You are trying to educate yourself.

Third, think about using products that you might have eschewed in your youth. For example, think about adding a concealer under the eyes, or filler on the lips. You might even consider a primer for your foundation. Primers are amazing products that can fill in lines and deep wrinkles first so your foundation goes on a blank (and smooth) canvas. Your makeup looks better as it goes on.

Finally, don't forget to change things up a bit. While you can wear the same amount of makeup (or even less, or more, it really doesn't matter), you should consider changing your color picks or types of makeup as you age.

You might find, for example, that you need much more moisture in your skin as you age. In that case, a stick foundation with a lot of moisture added might be a great choice. Or perhaps you have always lined your lips before applying lipstick, but find that now it only accentuates the wrinkles right above your lips. You might decide, then, to skip the liner and just wear lipstick.

Learning how to apply makeup correctly for your aging skin is vital. It can help you look younger and feel better about yourself, if done correctly.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Best Beauty Products for Your Skin

Do you know that your skin sheds around 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells in just one minute? This may not be visible but it happens. It would of course renew itself approximately every 28 days but this mostly applies to healthy skin. Other factors like lack of sleep, not enough water consumption, unhealthy diet, and smoking can cause your skin to renew a bit slower than usual. When this happens, you will be out walking around carrying an unusually heavy layer of dead skin which results to your skin looking dull instead of a healthy and glowing one. Don't want this to happen? Well there are ways to take care of your skin which also includes using some of the best beauty products to make it look younger, healthier and glowing with beauty.

The first thing you must do is to choose the best beauty products well. There are basically five skin types - normal, dry, oily, combination of normal to dry or normal to oily, and then there's the sensitive skin. Knowing this, it is safe to assume that some skin products are not totally appropriate for all skin types. If your skin looks dull and flaking, you might be having dry skin, while those with a shiny appearance at all times might have oily skin. You are fortunate if your skin is glowing and fresh at all times because you have a normal skin type.

The other important step you need to do is to hydrate your skin as well as cleanse it well, exfoliate and moisturize. The best way to keep skin hydrated is to drink plenty of water. Drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water a day is not an exaggeration, you can in fact drink more if possible. Moisturizing with the use of lotion or cream is another way to moisturize your skin. Carefully choose a product that agrees with your skin type. Even if you have oily skin, you still need to moisturize, oily does not mean your skin is moisturized. Cleanse with the use of soap, cleansers and toners that are also appropriate for your skin. Using cleanser and toners aside from soap will ensure that your skin is rid of the deep seated dirt and impurities that some soap may have missed. One way to make sure that you have removed those dead skin cells is to exfoliate once or twice a week. If you have thick layer of these dead cells, even the best beauty products have difficulty penetrating through and reaching the deeper layer of your skin.

When you have done all of these, the next regimen in your skin care is to, of course, protect and maintain its hydration. The best way is to use skin products that contain the right SPF or contains sunscreen. Whether it's sunny or gloomy outside, your skin will benefit from this ingredient. The sun's rays can be harmful to your skin, it can dry it up which could lead to premature wrinkling which I'm sure you don't want to happen. Having dry skin can even, sometimes, lead to other skin conditions like infections. This may be due to the upper layers containing little cracks that could let bacteria in.

For people with some skin condition like acne, make sure that when you are choosing your skin products that it targets and helps the condition get better. It is essential even for those with just normal skin type to always test a small amount onto your skin before going out and purchase skin care products. This is to make sure that your skin is indeed compatible with the said product.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery - What's the Big Difference?

Cosmetic Surgery is a subset of, not synonymous with, plastic surgery. Cosmetic Surgery is a specialization that is wholly devoted to the restoration or enhancement of physical appearance. The term refers specifically to elective surgery intended to enhance the patient's external appearance. Plastic surgery, on the other hand, refers to most procedures involving the layers of dermis; and more generally includes reconstruction of physical defects from birth, trauma, disease, or burn wounds. The title of surgeon, however, denotes the level of education and expertise a doctor must have to be called such - they are fully trained and qualified surgeons.

Cosmetic surgeons complete their specialty in a chosen area, which could be general surgery, obstetrics, dermatology, otolaryngology or ophthalmology. This specialized training is then followed by post-residency education, which trains surgeons in cosmetic procedures across traditional disciplinary distinctions. The sub-specialty of cosmetic surgery integrates knowledge from the various disciplines, requiring a doctor who is constantly educating himself about the interdisciplinary advancements, as well as those specific to the cosmetic surgery field.

Whereas a plastic surgeon focuses on abnormalities, reconstructing that which has been lost in an accident or defective from birth, a cosmetic surgeon takes that which is otherwise average or normal and makes it beautiful. Common cosmetic surgery procedures include facelifts, tummy tucks, breast implants, liposuction and body lifts. Plastic surgeons generally perform procedures to repair cleft palates, reconstruct broken noses, or reconstruct a breast after a mastectomy. In this way, some procedures, such as mastectomy and rhinoplasty can be either plastic or cosmetic in nature - depending on the circumstances.

Regardless of your reasoning for going under the knife, your search for a plastic or cosmetic surgeon should be restricted to board certified doctors with experience and skill. While it is easy to look up certification and years of experience, it is not as simple for the average person to assess skill. One way to do this is to view before and after pictures of the surgeon's previous work. Just as artists have portfolios and business people have resumes, doctors have documentation of their body of work (no pun intended!) to help you choose between prospective cosmetic surgery providers. If you do not like what you see, or feel uncomfortable for any reason, move on to the next doctor. This is your body, and your future; don't settle for second best when you are looking for plastic or cosmetic surgery.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

How to Ask a Girl Out - Tips on Asking a Girl Out

Its a fact that there are a lot more single women out there than men.  So whats the problem here?  Why is it so many men don't know how to ask a girl out?  Men get rejected often and this is what makes them stop trying.  A lot of guys give out their phone number instead of getting hers.  Do you do this and why?  You do this because if she calls you then you don't risk the chance of rejection you may get if you call her and she blows you off.  The truth of the matter is a lot of girls give out their numbers to be polite.  No wonder guys are getting lazier when it comes to approaching women.  Its really a simple concept when it comes to asking a girl out.

How to Ask a Girl Out
Tips on Asking a Girl Out

Lets say for every 100 women you meet 20 of them are actually:
  •  Single
  •  Emotionally Stable
  •  Able to carry on an interesting conversation
  •  Not stuck up
  •  Not psycho
So those 80 rejected you and you get discouraged.  It affects your attitude and  then you are not on your game when you do come across the 20.  The key is to not take the 80 personally.  Its gets difficult because your mind frame starts to expect the women to be not single, not emotionally stable, not able to carry on a conversation, stuck up and psycho.
The secret here is to approach every woman that you meet with it in your mind that she is all of the above.  But let's say that you were "playing it cool", not saying anything that might offend or appear "too forward", and generally treating her like she was probably married or had a boyfriend. You'd probably be trying to figure out if she was
single, not really paying attention to what you were saying, and you might finish up by saying, "So, can I take you out to dinner sometime?" And what is this hot, smart, desirable woman thinking while you're acting like a dork? Right...she's thinking that you're a dork. Duh.

 secret approach every woman
 secret approach every woman

 The solution is to use a little technique called behaving as if she's single, available, and interesting.   You must learn to overcome your initial self-doubt and your doubts about a woman, and behave as if every woman you start talking to is single and as if she's going to be the one most interesting woman ever.   You must do the things that will attract that woman, and forget about the rest.  You must learn to not take the things that happen in between meeting the wonderful ones personally.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Best Beauty Products for All Your Get Gorgeous Needs

Your skin is the largest organ of the body and real skin care starts with feeding the skin from the inside, it requires nutrition. There are four basic ingredients to feeding the skin internally which includes good nutrition. Keep you food choices simple, unprocessed and fresh. In particular fresh fruit and vegetables contain majority of the nutrients we require to maintain healthy skin. Keep your diet varied and make a point of eating more natural foods. Sufficient relaxation and rest is important and drinking around three liters of water daily which helps to eliminate toxins and keeps the cells hydrated. Finally is sunshine and fresh air.

With the economy's current state, an important factor is choosing skin care products that are good value for money, no matter whether you are looking for hair care products, make up or other beauty products. One of the top cosmetic choices are the Smash photo finish foundation primer, which contains antioxidants and vitamins and is good for the skin and creates a silky smooth texture and hides fine lines, reduces oily skin and open pores. Another great cosmetic product is cover compact that features three different products that cover dark spots, covers under eye circles and prevents blemishes and redness. You can never go wrong with Channel's liquid foundation and Clinique's Perfectly Real makeup which wicks away sweat and controls oil and last throughout the day. If you prefer a powder foundation, a fantastic choice is MAC Studio Fix which gives the skin a matte, smooth finish. For a truly flawless finish Laura Mercer invisible lose setting powder leave the skin feeling and looking beautiful. These cosmetic products diminish the look of imperfections and blend in with all skin tones. For those wanting a tanned look without sun damaging effects, CARGO is the perfect summer beauty essential that will give you a natural glow and is sweat and anti water. The perfect way to keep your lips smooth and well hydrated is to use Rosebud Salve.

A terrific choice for rich and vibrant eye color shadows are HIP eye shadow. For easy application and color trends that last Clinic Quick Eyes are a great choice. There is also a wide range of gels, liquids, pencils that stay on all day and glide on smoothly. Every women love the look of thick long eyelashes, and the best rated powder. Make up is not complete without cheek color and Powder Blush comes in flattering hues that enhance and contour the cheekbones.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Some Tips to Find Good Aesthetic Medical Practitioners and Cosmetic Surgeons

Orange County is home to aesthetic medical practices, cosmetic surgeries, and beauty clinics. You will find hundreds of authentic cosmetic surgeons and clinics there. The cosmetic surgery has evolved from its original conception to most innovative practice of present day. It has become very popular and can be performed at affordable price ranging from several hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars.

The recent advances in medical science and cosmetic surgery have made it easier to perform, less painful, less expensive and less risky. You can easily become more beautiful and can fix imperfections that affect your beauty. You can easily get face lift, brow lift, increase breast size, or reduce fat on any part of body in matter of a few hours. Present day surgical practices have so advanced that no scars are left after surgery.

Orange County cosmetic practitioners perform state of art safe cosmetic surgery at very reasonable price. The results of surgery are also commendable; hence the demand of cosmetic surgery is increasing since last few years. It is matter of minutes to find a cosmetic surgeon in your locality, but it is more important that you find one who does the right job. A little research and time is needed to find a good beauty prectitioner. You will have to use some available sources with you to find a good cosmetic surgeon.

Internet is the most effective resource to find good cosmetic surgeon in your locality. You will find many cosmetic surgery clinics in if you just try a Google Search. Study the credentials on cosmetic surgeons' websites and shortlist two to four cosmetic surgeons.

Referrals are also important to find good cosmetic surgeon. Get opinion from your friends or acquaintances who have had a cosmetic surgery themselves. They might give you best opinion on results of surgery and the surgeon who performed it. You can yourself judge results by observing the difference in their beauty before and after the surgery.

You may also research by your own devoting some time on looking at ads in newspapers and television. These ads well define the procedures used by the surgeons, and their expected results.

Some cosmetic surgery and beauty practices groups also conduct free seminars to disseminate information on cosmetic procedures available at their facility and general know how on these procedures. There you can also interview people who have already had similar surgery. You can also get extra discounts if you book your cosmetic surgery or cosmetic procedure at the seminar. You can also verify medical accreditation of particular cosmetic surgeon.

The cosmetic surgeons in Orange County are regarded as best all over the USA. Their surgical practices minimize the associated risks like nerve damage, pigmentation, and scars etc. by using latest tools and techniques. You can find more information on cosmetic surgery and beauty procedures available in Orange County at Diva Medical website.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Natural Cosmetics Review

In this time and of technological boom, where every product and service offering has been enhanced technological enhancement, cosmetics has not been left too far behind. With consumers desire to enhance their looks cosmetics companies keep coming up with variety of product offerings to keep that consumer desire satiated. But at the end of the day, who is suffering? Of course the customers. Why, you ask? The answer is not so difficult as you might think.

How many of us when buying cosmetics look at the label for the ingredients list? How many of us ever think twice about what chemicals are used to make the cosmetic we buy? How many of us ever think that the very cosmetic products we buy might actually harm our skins? Not many! There is a concoction of chemicals being used in these so called "beauty products" that actually act against the very reason for which we use them.

And the solution to this dilemma is even easier than we think. Natural cosmetics products! Yes, they are a reality. As the name suggests, these are 100% natural products that come without any harmful chemicals or ingredients. The result is a natural skin that doesn't get injured of any harmful chemicals. Beauty is not just about applying cosmetics. It is more about using the right cosmetics and natural cosmetics fit the bill and justifiably so.

There is a whole list of chemicals or ingredients you should ensure are not present in the cosmetic products you buy such as anionic surfactants used in about 90% of foaming personal care products; cationic surfactants, commonly used in hair conditioning products; ethoxylated surfactants, lanolin, nitrosating agents, toluene, etc.

These are only a small number of chemicals from 100s of a list of harmful chemicals. So buy natural cosmetics and be safe!