Monday, April 30, 2012

10 Tips of Dermatologists

1.Assess your skin frequently:
Skin changes with age.What our skin required 10 years back may not be necessary now.Therefore we should understand the needs of our skin and use products accordingly.Acne can be a common problem in any age.However,women in their 30s or 40s have to be careful in chosing anti-acne products as they cannot use the same things used by teenagers,or it might result in excessive drying and irritation.they have to  look for gentle, noncomedogenic products with ingredients like sulfur or salicylic acid.
2.Avoid overload:
Layering different skincare products are a common practice nowadays.To address the problems of wrinkles,dull skin,redness,spots and other skinrelated problems we often pile on too many products.The result can give adverse effects.Also too much of high concentrated products can result in irritation.So before investing in too many products seek expert advice and learn how much your skin really needs.
3.Eat well:
How healthy you are from inside will show from outside.So what we eat is very important for us to keep us looking good.The most important foods we should include in our diet should contain:
a]Fruits & Veggies like strawberry,kiwi,spinach,cabbage.

b]Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish,nuts,eggs,olive oil.

c]Omega-6 fatty acids found in sunflower oil

d]Green tea
4.Moisturize & protect:
Dry skin,normal skin,excessively oily skin...no matter what type of skin you have,you need to moisturize it reagularly.Moisturizer plays an important role in your skincare arsenal by helping skin retain its moisture and look healthier and more supple.Chose the right one according to your skin type.Also use a good sunscreen.Look for inbuilt SPF that can protect skin from sundamage.
5.Cell turnover:
Exfoliation can remove dead skin cells and reveals a healthier glowing skin. Another advantage of encouraging new cell turnover – skin will be smoother and softer, and your makeup will go on much easier.You can chose from:
a]Scrubs removes impurities and dull skin to reveal a fresher, brighter complexion, and is even safe for sensitive skin.
b]Microdermabrasion is especially effective at smoothing lines, clearing acne and refining skin’s overall texture and appearance.
c]Peels are formulated to clean off the tired veil and leave a brighter and better skin.
6.Skin soothers:
The harsh environmental effect can cause excessive damage to the skin, leaving it dry and irritaed.Try out skin soothing elements in your products.Products with soothing botanical ingredients should be used to reduce inflammation and protect skin from damaging free radicals.So chose cosmetics containing chamomile, licorice root, vitamins C and E, aloe vera, zinc and curcumin.
7.Build up collagen:
Collagen is the substance in skin that makes it plump and supple.When we age the collagen content of the skin decreases and thus our skin starts sagging.Products containing Vitamin C,E and ferulic acid help to stimulate collagen cells.
8.Avoid overcleansing:
No matter what your skin type is,avoid too much cleansing.Cleansing skin twice a day is required but if you overdo that,the skin may become harsh as that may effect the protective lipid layer,leaving it highly prone to environmental damage.
9.Prevention is better than cure:
Prepare your skin from before to fight the adversities of ageing.Start using antioxidant-rich products from the mid 20s.Use a strong sunblock whenever you are vacationing on a beach.Look out for peptides containing creams.

10.Dont ignore other parts of the body:
We often forget to take care of the skin of other parts of the body and mainly concentrate on the face.But the other body parts are also prone to sundamage,dryness and irritation.
a]Lips tend to appear thinner with age and are vulnerable to sun-damage.Taking extra care of the lips is extremely important.Exfoliate the lips and use a good lip balm to keep it hydrated.
b]Hands are much prone to sun exposure so taking care of them is really important.Use a nourishing cream and sunscreen to keep them soft and smooth.
c]Neck is the area where signs of ageing show firts.So whatever is applied on the face should be applied to the neck as well.A beautiful neck can make you look more beautiful in your favourite dress.







Saturday, April 28, 2012

5 Products For An Instant Makeover

Got to attend a date just after office?Planning for an evening out with the girls after a tired day at work?There is hardly any time for putting on makeup and get decked up for the night.Here are 5 Saviours that you need to carry in your purse on those special days and all you need is a rest room to transform.

1.YSL Touch Eclat

A must-have for almost all makeup artists,this highlighter pen instantly revives the face and illuminates it.The skin looks refreshed and luminous warding off any trace of stress.

2.Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

This is a multipurpose product that actively hydrates,brightens and tightens the facial contours.It effectively eliminates any signs of fatigue and can work as a perfect makeup base.

3.MAC Prep n Prime

This is a lotion that calms and soothes the skin and blots away excess oil.It immediately help to make the skin smooth and improves the texture.It sets the foundation perfectly.

4.Guerlin Rouge Automatic

This unique lipstick doesnot have a cap instead has a flip-top applicator.It comes in various bursting shades and has long-lasting formula.The face is brightened up.

5.Bourjois Volume Fast & Perfect

This mascara brush rotates 360°,coating lashes from top to bottom.All you need to do is to push the button.The effect is fuller lashes in minutes.






Friday, April 27, 2012

Paneer with Barbecue & Grill Sauce

This is a starter worth trying.It can be tried with Tofu as well.
Ingredients:
Paneer 100 gms diced
1 onion sliced
1 teaspoon garlic minced
1 tablespoon Barbecue Sauce
1 tablespoon Steak & Grill Sauce
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
Salt
Heat the oil in a pan.Add the garlic and saute lightly.Then add the onion and toss till it starts to turn brown.Add the Paneer and toss.Add salt and black pepper powder.Then add the sauces.Toss well to coat the paneer with the sauces.Serve hot.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

23 Best Products to Solve Specific Skincare Needs

Cleansers
Normal Skin:
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser-
Removes dirt & makeup effectively without making skin too tight.


Oily Skin:
Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser-
Treats pores effectively and contains 2% Salicylic Acid.


Dry Skin:
Cerave Hydrating Cleanser-
Hydrates skin with its moisturizing ceramides while cleansing dirt.


Cleansing Wipes
Morning:
Pond's Wet Cleansing Towellete in Morning Refresh-
Cleanses while exfoliating the skin and keeps the skin moist.


Evening:
Pond's Wet Cleansing Towellete in Evening Soothe-
The smooth surface wipes off dirt and makeup up while making the skin hydrated.


Moisturizers
Normal Skin:
Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer with SPF30-
Moisturizes the skin very well by making skin tone even.


Oily Skin:
Vichy Normaderm Triple Action Anti-Acne Hydrating Lotion-
Mattifies the skin by treating blemishes and is filled with Salicylic Acid and Glycolic Acid.


Dry Skin:
Estee Lauder Daywear Advanced Multi-Protection Cream SPF15 for Dry Skin-
Hydrates the skin without being greasy.


Instant Brightener
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm-
Immediately boosts up tired skin and is one of the Cult favourites.


Anti-Aging Treatment
Antioxidant:
Skinceuticals Phloretin CF-
A powerhouse of free-radical fighters,it helps to eliminate effects of sun damage.


Anti-wrinkle:
La Roche-Posay Redermic [R] Treatment-
A Retinol cream,it helps to smooth fine lines and wrinkles.


Anti-Spot:
Clinique Even Better Clinical dark Spot Corrector-
The botanical brighteners exfolites the skin to fade out dark spots.


Eye Cream
Moisturizing:
Lancome Genifique Eye Youth Activating Eye Concentrate-
Leaves the under eye area soft and supple.

Dark Circles:
Kate Somerville CytoCell Dark Circle Corrective Eye Cream-
Helps to lighten dark circles.

Fine Lines:
Kinerase Restructure Firming Eye Cream-
Endowed with elastic-building formula this cream helps to smoothen lines.
Puffiness:
Clinique All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage-
Soothes the eyes very well.


Sunscreen
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50-
The ultra light texture protects the skin from sundamage.


Scrub
StriVectin-SD Instant Retexturizing Scrub-
Refines the skin without being harsh.

Peel
Glytone Essentials Boost Mini Peel Gel-
Used with warm water,it can radiate the skin.

Mask
Oily Skin:
Proactiv Refining Mask-
Removes excess oil and clears of zits.

Dry Skin:
Philosophy Keep The Peace Instant Relief Mask-
Soothes the skin instantly after use leaving it fresh.

Anti-Acne
Spot Treatment:
Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment-
Stops any zit very effectively.

Treatment Kit:
Olay Pro-X Clear Acne Protocol-
A 3 steps process,it helps to clear the skin  making the uneven complexion brighter.








 



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