Healthy Nails

Dos and Don’ts for Healthy Nails

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When you use your hands every day, it’s not all that easy to keep them in the best condition. However, if you have access to the best natural body care products that are produced by companies such as Dianne Caine and Nourished Life and you set yourself “rules” for looking after your nails, you can be well on your way to better nail health and nails that look stunning. Here’s what you need to know.

Do Use Hand and Nail Treatment Cream

You use your hands every day, and by doing so, you are exposing them to a lot of damage. To prevent some of that damage, and to make sure it doesn’t affect your hands and nails as much as it could, select natural body care products such as hand and nail cream.

The best nail creams on the market are ones that feature organic or natural ingredients such as almond oil and aloe vera – both of which help to keep your skin hydrated and your nails in tip-top condition.

Do Limit Exposure to Chemicals and Moisture

Whether you’re pottering around in the gardens, doing the dishes, or even doing a load of laundry, you are exposing your nails to some reasonably gnarly chemicals. What’s more, when you put your nails in water for long periods, you are increasing the risk of softening them which can cause them to split.

Do Perform Nail Maintenance

Instead of leaving your nails to their own devices, look after them as you would your skin with natural body care products. Use manicure scissors to trim them, and round the tips in a curving motion. What’s more, when you finish cutting them, apply nail treatment cream as a finishing touch.

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Waist Training

What Waist Trainer Is Right for You?

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If you’ve seen celebrities posting pictures wearing waist trainers and you’ve decided it’s something you’d like to try, it’s helpful to know where to begin. The waist trainer you saw in the pictures or read about might be the best option for you, or it might not be. Not everyone is going to see the same benefits as someone else, and the various options enable different results as well.

Whether you’ve heard them called cinchers, trainers, shapers, or corsets, it’s helpful to know as much as possible about them before you choose one. We’ve included a little information below to help you on your way to selecting the right waist trainer for you.

Know What You Want to Achieve

Before you go ahead and purchase a waist trainer, you first need to know what your goals are and how you will track your progress. What are you hoping to achieve while wearing one? Where will you be wearing it and for how long? If you plan on wearing one to the gym, you are best to stick with one that’s designed for athletic use, over one that’s for wearing under a dress or clothing.

Waist Trainers

You also want to make sure that what you indeed want is a waist trainer, and not something similar with a different name. A waist trainer is essentially a belt that has steel boning, latex around the waist and is quite flexible. They are the perfect option for beginners, rather than something a little more restrictive such as a corset.

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Teeth Whitening

What You Need to Know about Teeth Whitening

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According to dental experts Candlewood Dental Centre, teeth whitening is gaining in popularity because people realise that they look a lot nicer with teeth that are white, as against stained or yellowish teeth.  We all want to look attractive and having whiter teeth is one way to do it. However, it is a good idea to find out all you can about your teeth and the methods of whitening that are on the market.

Without this information, you can actually damage your teeth and gums quite badly without even improving the colour.

  • Firstly, there are two kinds of discoloration in teeth. Natural aging which is where the dentin – not the enamel – goes darker. Since the body renews itself in many ways as we age, so new dentin forms, but it is darker than the previous dentin and makes the teeth look more yellow because the enamel is thinner than it used to be and the colour of the dentin can be seen through it.
  • Most people don’t realise the products containing bleach or peroxide used to whiten the teeth work on the dentin, not the enamel. The product soaks in through the enamel to cause a whitening effect that shines out through the enamel. This is referred to as intrinsic discolouration and whitening. Dentin cannot be whitened through using whitening toothpaste or by the cleaning of a dental hygienist.

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How to Care for Your Skin After a Botox Injection

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Many people have botox procedures to get rid of those frown lines or crow’s feet on their face. Some have them as a preventative rather than a cure. Botox Perth works by preventing the nerve from communicating with the muscles in your face, so if your brain tells the muscle to contract, it won’t be able to. This will prevent a wrinkle from forming to start with and thus, your face will stay looking smooth and young.

Once you have the injections, your doctor will remind you of certain things you should or should not do for a while to ensure you get the best result. This will have been discussed beforehand and you very likely will have a sheet of instructions. But it is easy to forget, especially if you feel stressed out by the procedure. In fact, it is a very simple procedure which is one reason why it is so popular, but the first time may make you feel stressed.

So here are some skin care tips to remember for after the Botox injections.

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CoolSculpting

What is CoolSculpting?

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If you want to lose weight without dieting or feel you have some fatty bumps on your body that just won’t come off, CoolSculpting may be for you. You may have expected something like liposuction which uses a needle to suck out little lumps of fat. However, this procedure is much better in that it is far less invasive. In other words, there is no part of the procedure that breaks the skin open, leaving it prone to possible infection and the need to heal.

Rather, this procedure uses a process of cooling to freeze the fat cells in the treatment area. It takes about an hour to have it done and during this time there is no need for painkillers or anaesthesia of any kind, simply because the procedure is not painful and hardly even uncomfortable. You simply sit and read a book, listen to music or watch a DVD while it is being done.

After it is done your skin will feel cool and perhaps numb to the touch and there might be a small amount of bruising. This will disappear over time, so don’t let it worry you. You’ll be able to go straight back to work or do whatever you like, ensuring that your busy life will go on without interruption.

Of course, with such a non-invasive procedure you cannot expect instant results. While the fat cells have been destroyed, it takes your body some time to remove them. This is a natural process that the body does rather like the way it removes bruised blood from under the skin. Only because there is more fat to move than the small amount of blood in most bruises, it will take longer – 2- 4 months.

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Why Botox is so Popular

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Statistics show that the use of Botox Injections has increased exponentially over the last few years, making it the most popular treatment available to remove wrinkles. While it has other medical uses it is best known as a wrinkle treatment and many famous people owe their youthful looks to it. But why is it so popular? There are many reasons.

  • The truth is that women have always wanted to look young and beautiful with smooth skin that is wrinkle free. Having Botox injections are one way to achieve this, as it is used to treat those wrinkles known as frown lines and crow’s feet.
  • Very often, women need to look as young as possible to keep their jobs or to get a promotion. Sadly, the men responsible feel that a younger woman will do a better job – plus they like to be surrounded by youth and beauty
  • When women have jobs that keep them in the public eye a lot, they feel that removing wrinkles will make them more successful. This is partly due to the fact that wrinkles can make you look annoyed or grumpy even when you are not. This is simply bad for business.
  • Many women like to copy their idols on television, who use Botox to look younger.
  • Botox injections don’t take up a lot of time when compared to having a facelift. So a busy woman can fit them into her schedule without a lot of effort. Surgery for a facelift would take much longer, requiring a stay in hospital.
  • You don’t need to have anaesthetic with Botox injections. A topical anaesthetic cream may be used, but usually the injections just feel like a tiny pin prick. Since there can be side effects to even anaesthetic, doing without it is a plus.
  • Botox actually works! Many treatments to remove wrinkles don’t really work, especially if it is an over the counter product. They may make your skin feel tight for a while, but the wrinkles are still there, especially after you wash that cream off.
  • Botox lasts for a long time. Usually it is between 4-6 months which many women consider to be good, considering the small time it takes for treatment.

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Why the Visible Results of Liposuction are Delayed

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Once you have had liposuction, you may look eagerly into the mirror to see the new you. However, you may feel quite disappointed when you don’t see any difference. Or maybe the treated areas look even worse than they did before. Not to worry!

The reason why you can see no visible difference is because your body has not had time to heal yet. It takes weeks before the bruising and swelling go down and in fact, it may even take months for the swelling to subside and until it does, you won’t be able to see the effects of the body sculpting performed on your body by the doctor. While many people find it difficult to wait, there is no way that this time can be avoided.

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How to Get Gorgeous with Cosmetics

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Cosmetics are most women’s best friend – especially if they are chemical free. However, some women don’t care about the chemicals, especially if they have never had any trouble with their skin, so for those women who want to get gorgeous with cosmetics, here are a few tips that you may not have heard about before.

  • Mix pearly white or golden eye shadow with your foundation for a luminescent look.
  • For an instant makeover, swipe your favourite lipstick over your cheeks, eyelids and lips, then blend it all over your face.
  • Add blush to the cheeks before you apply foundation for a coming straight from under the skin glow.
  • Pink or red blush should go on the ‘apple’ of the cheek. Peach/orange tones should go on the highest point of the cheekbones while bronze tones should be placed on prominent points where the sun hits such as the bridge of the nose, chin and forehead.
  • Look for products with anti-aging properties such as peptides, hyaluronic acid and collagen to help prevent those fine lines and wrinkles, rather than having to treat them afterwards. Prevention is better than cure.
  • Make moisturiser your friend as it also helps to keep your skin looking youthful and radiant.
  • A liner of flesh colour used on the water line of your lower lashes will make your eyes look bigger.
  • Brighten your face by dabbing a shimmery champagne colour to the inner eye corner.

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