Posted on 26 April 2011.
All of us have been there, all of us experienced them and obviously all of us hate them. Yes…dark circle are the dread of every morning when you have to go to work after a late night spent out there being gorgeous.
Dark circles are there to remind us we don’t drink enough water, we don’t get enough sleep and of course we do not eat properly. All magazines preach expensive solutions containing concealers, foundation and make-up but very few approach the quick fix.
You will ask if there is one and we will say there are several.
The skin around the eyes is very sensitive and of course, it needs special sessions of care and pampering. The dark circles announce the future wrinkles, the level of stress and the lack of sleep.
Here are the top speed remedies for dark circle free mornings you can use at home. Evaluate them try them on and then pick the one that you find most helping for your skin chemistry and complexion.
Normally you can find it as an ingredient in almost 90% of the eye gels on the market. Placing raw cucumber slices on your eyes is something we see in the movies or in beauty saloons but keep in mind that using the juice has a better effect. Simply apply the juice using a makeup remover cotton disk and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse and hydrate the skin and you will see that the dark circles are gone.
The green tea is a common remedy you may have tried, the used tea bags especially if cool can do wonders for tired eyes. However if you find it to be the best solution for you make sure you make ice cubes using concentrated green tea instead of water. Rub the eye area with the green tea ice cubes for an immediate effect. Vegan beauty saloons use the recipe and the effect is three times better than the one of the used tea bags.
Raw potato slices
This is perhaps the oldest remedy for dark circles dating since the ancient times. They are the solution you should apply before going to bed. Leave on for a few minutes and in the morning you will have dark circle free eyes.
Figs are delicious but also a treat for weary eye skin. Cut a fresh fig in two and apply the halves on the eyes. Let them stay for ten to 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water. They are juicy and act as a sugar rush fix for tired eyes.
Almond and olive oil
We know they are highly recommended for the skin, nourishing and delicate but also a helping hand you can choose to use daily. Three days of rubbing any of these oils on the skin around the eyes will bring a new shine on your glare. For a quick fix add a few drops of lemon to a few drops of oil and rub on the dark circle area. Leave in for 5 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. The combination of vitamin C and fatty acids will act as a booster and save you the trouble of concealing the dark circles.
Posted in Beauty & Skincare
Posted on 28 February 2011.
The girl talk on magazines, TV or beauty blogs takes all of us to the same conclusion: the skin issues are the most discussed topic on the female social media world.
However the large majority of skincare problems are not caused by the majority of myths circulating around them.
Here are 3 of the most ridiculous skin myths that women take for granted not being aware of the real consequences behind them.
Microdermabrasion rejuvenates the skin.
Microdermabrasion used in cosmetic care is very close to a medical treatment used for removing the scars, wrinkle removal or acne treatment. Still this method must be used only in extreme cases and only when there is no other solution. There must be at least a year between the sessions and it must be done only by certified personnel.
The side effects can be chronic and can result in skin thickening. This method presumes eliminating the superficial layers of the skin which have a protective role against infections and sunrays. This is why if you have chosen microdermabrasion as a skin treatment method you must be aware that you expose yourself to an infection risk that can be avoided only by special care.
The soap is bad for the skin
Perhaps this was accurate with the old generation of soaps which were made by animal and vegetal grease procession. The new generation of soaps present on the market since the last decade is created using a method that makes them an antibacterial weapon. Yes, the soap consistence is more acid than usual makeup removal, but washing the face with organic soap, using a sponge will create a mild peeling which can help exfoliate the skin.
Many skin problems created by the skin’s contact with germs and air born bacteria can disappear after a correct face wash. The skin toner can help reinstate the skin pH and the right moisturizer can help completing the task.
Water drinking is the recipe for beautiful skin
The human body needs a certain quantity of water in order to function accurately and keep a healthy chemical balance. The surplus will be used by the body to eliminate toxins and the kidneys will filter it increasing the number of trips to the toilet. Water is important, but only water won’t make you shine like the models in the skin care commercials.
The bottom line is that in skin care world the right way to go is to filter the information. Drastic methods are not always the right ones and the simple old school care is sometimes better than you can imagine.
Posted in Beauty & Skincare
Posted on 25 June 2010.
Women pass through different stages of life when certain patterns are braded into their mind saying they have to fit them.
The way a woman looks is conditioned by how much stress she has to handle, how much stuff she has to deal with and especially to how “toxic” is the environment she lives in.
Women tend to focus on all the wrong things and there a few factors that are completely overwhelming them. The society teaches women to stress about their weight and looks. Most of them live in an extremely” polluted “environment, filled with a completely wrong notion of feminine ideal which, by the way, is changing every two decades.
Women are surrounded every day by there better looking friends able to fit clothing with two size smaller than theirs, they live in a culture that encourages self torture and they stress.
There are so many ways in which a woman can lose her self esteem and most of them have nothing to do with character. The battle women fight is fought to the maximum and the only enemy out there is their own perception of the world.
A man would say: “All women are beautiful” and he would be right. What is beautiful in the eyes of a man has nothing to do with a woman’s weight but rather with a woman self consciousness.
In spite of every Photoshop-ed cover of the magazine that drives women nuts and makes them look for diets and fitness programs and especially in spite of the crazy idea that you would look you best only if you fit a certain size, the feminine beauty is extremely visible in those women who take the time to like themselves.
If you would spend an equal amount of time to nourish your self esteem as you do to apply toner and moisturizer in the morning or evening you would realize that you don’t have to be unhappy while you diet or feel tired after a workout session.
It’s up to you to be beautiful.
Posted in Career & Relashionship, Feature
Posted on 30 May 2010.
When you are about to get a cool hairstyle for the office the thought whether it would be office proper or not might cross your mind.
So before you get into the hair salon and decide about the hairstyle you want here are a few ideas you would like to try for sure.
If the split ends are a pain then let your stylist help you get rid of them. A bob haircut is still in style for 2010, you can lose the fringe but keep it styled on one side of the head or the other. It will make you look chic and also give you the chance to look very office like.
If the office requires a looser style you can go for stylish curls but keep in mind that a hairdo with the curls gathered at the base of your neck will for sure get you a both fashionable and sophisticated look.
Buns. Well they are another story. A stylish banana bun may suit a tailored outfit but the buns are the signature of the perfect office business lady and you must be careful not to make them too severe or they will leave the wrong impression.
Accessories. As surprising as it may seem the head bands are not exactly in style. Still a delightful piece of hair jewelry or a spectacular scarf may accompany perfectly an elegant hairdo and a vintage outfit.
The bottom line is that in the office women tend to get accustomed with paying less and less attention to their hairstyle. The purpose is not to let the routine make you neglect yourself. Just change something once in a while and the feedback may reflect on your work and career.
Posted in Beauty & Skincare, Feature