Thursday, 28 February 2013

What's making you look older than you actually are?

Have you ever taken a look in a mirror and not recognized the person staring back at you? Perhaps you spotted a few extra wrinkles around the eyes or sagging skin under your neck that you'd never noticed before. Catching a glimpse of yourself looking older than you feel can be disconcerting, but there may be some things you can do to turn back the hands of time. Here are some reasons you may appear older than you actually are, and how to make adjustments for a more youthful look.
Your style is out of date

Do you remember the best haircut of your life? If it was over five years ago, then it's probably time to switch things up. When you hit upon a style that you know is your best, it can be tempting to cling to it for years, but failing to evolve your look could age you.
This isn't just about hairstyle, either - your clothing should reflect your age as well. You may think that dressing as you did when you were in your 20s makes you look like you are once again in the second decade of life, but the opposite is true - people who wear clothes from a bygone era usually end up looking older.
You're caking on the makeup
Well-applied makeup can help hide certain blemishes on the skin, but overdoing it can add years to a woman's appearance. It's important to find your own unique style when you're putting on your face, but too much foundation or rouge can sometimes give a person a grandmotherly look.

Your bad habits have caught up with you
There are a few habits that can cause premature aging, even if you gave them up years ago. For example, if you started smoking in your late teens and kicked the habit by the time you were 30, you'll still likely develop facial wrinkles sooner than your non-smoking friends. Similarly, if you failed to wear sunscreen when you were younger, you could very well still develop poor skin quality later in life, even if you now swear by SPF.
Fortunately, plastic surgery can help tackle these problems and get your appearance back on track with your chronological age. Facelift surgery is renowned for helping turn back the hands of time, and many patients find that Botox injections can work wonders for lines on the face.

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Friday, 15 February 2013

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Thursday, 14 February 2013


Strawberries are available everywhere. Yet a berry face mask at your favorite spa or salon can be one of the most expensive skin treatments.

These simply recipes not only nourish the skin but also smell great. Try pampering yourself with the face mask recipe at home.

For oily skin types, this winter mask works best. It also bleaches the skin and improves skin tone. Blend the following:

¼ cup fresh strawberries
1 Tbs. Olive oil
1 Tbs. Lemon juice

Apply to clean dry skin and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water and finish with moisturizer.

For dry skin try this strawberry mask:

Crush ¼ cup strawberries with ¼ cup plain yogurt. Massage into clean skin and leave for 10 minutes. This recipe moisturizes the skin and makes it unbelievably soft.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Drink Plenty of Water for Great Skin

"The best thing you can do for your appearance is to drink lots of water. Hydration helps your skin stay moisturized and glowing, boosts your metabolism, and keeps your energy levels up.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Star Fruit-next best anti-aging, youth preserving wonder


Star Fruit might just be the next best anti-aging, youth preserving wonder. This juicy, crunchy, tropical treat tastes something like a plum, pineapple and lemon all in one, and is packed with:

Polyphenols – the same antioxidants found in red wine to boost longevity

Epicatechin - the anti-aging chemical found in green tea known to reduce inflammation and slow down the damage of cells

Microbial compounds that can destroy all kinds of bacteria including serious ones like E-coli, Staph and Salmonella.

Now that’s a ‘Star’ Fruit! No need to peel or seed the fruit – simply wash and slice into salads, use as a garnish, or eat whole.


Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant. It helps the skin to heal faster and It also firms the skin. Free radicals can damage the skin cells and Vitamin E neutralizes the free radicals so they don’t have any effect on the skin anymore. In the treatment with the Extreme Lifting Complex Subjectable and Extreme Lifting Complex Cream, Vitamin E is one of the important active ingredients.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Tip for Dry Feet

At this time of year, skin mostly suffers from dryness.

Here is a tip for soft feet ! When coming out of the shower or bath, generously cover your feet with mosturizer. Then put on a pair of 100% cotton socks and wear them through the night.