Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The cold weather came and with it, the hottest clothes, the warmth of the fireplace, but also the time has come to pay even more attention to the skin! Lower temperatures, wind and rain can alter the skin on your face, making it need different care from those you kept in the summer. It is necessary to pay more attention to hydration of the skin so that the effects of winter do not make much difference on the skin.
During winter, due to weather conditions, the excess of dry air, the skin tends to dry faster. For the skin to remain healthy, smooth and hydrated, it is advisable to take into account some care.
There are several types of skin: oily skin, combination skin, dry skin, sensitive skin and normal skin. In addition, there are young skins and mature skins and all these need specific care that must be adapted according to the lifestyle and seasons of the year to always maintain a beautiful and healthy skin.

In winter, the skin types that suffer most are dry skin, mature skin, and sensitive skin. The first does not generally exhibit a very high natural hydration level which is further diminished by low temperatures, the wind, and heat. Sensitive skins, on the other hand, are generally reactive skins that can give warning signs like redness, and dryness in this season of the year.
It is important to fill the nutritional deficiencies of the skin with suitable products and food so that it does not feel discomfort and that the appearance of the skin remains beautiful and luminous even on colder days.

Here are some tips and what types of products you can use to have a healthy skin during the winter.
winter skin care

How to keep a beautiful and healthy skin? 
  • Regularly clean the skin with a mild soap, those of glycerin are a great choice;
  • Use an exfoliant to remove dead cells and impurities;
  • Treat acne with special products;
  • Stay away from the stress: take time for face masks or leg creams, as well as being a great way to keep the skin looking more beautiful, helps to relax the mind and therefore leaves the skin brighter;
  • Always remember to use sunscreen (even and especially in winter) as it is the best way to keep your skin youthful (not what we most want?) And stain-free;
  • Use a deep nourishing daily cream in the winter. It can be the same range that you use in the summer but it should give to the skin of the face greater hydration;
  • Always use highly nutritious and sun protection indexed lip protection. Sun protection may be lower than summer sunscreen but should never be neglected;
  • Apply a moisturizing serum before your daily cream. Serum will help keep the skin of the face moisturized throughout the day;
  • Invest in a good night cream that allows the skin to recover from the aggressions of the cold, wind and the heat;
  • If you do not live without air conditioning, apply thermal water on the face regularly during the day, so that it does not lose water or give back;
  • Drink water and eat fruit to maintain an adequate hydration;
  • Apply a moisturizing mask one to two times a week, especially if you have a dry and mature skin;
  • If you have a sensitive skin, use suitable products that allow you to fight against signs of cold and heat;
  • The body also needs a greater hydration, since the use of more and warmer clothes cause greater dehydration. Apply moisturizing cream daily.
  • Enrich your diet with foods rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids such as blackberries, strawberries, walnuts, nuts, artichokes, almonds, flaxseed oil, cereals, grains, tuna, and turkey.
  • Avoid fried foods, besides being highly caloric they end up reflecting in the skin, leaving it oily, facilitating the appearance of pimples;
  • If you really want to have beautiful skin, never sleep with makeup, always remove it with a good astringent before going to sleep;
  • Sleep well, a good night's sleep can work wonders for your skin and beauty.

Body Lotion
Look for lotions that contain ingredients such as alpha hydroxides (A.H.A.), hyaluronic acid and glycerin. When looking for a moisturizing body lotion, consider two variants: hydrating lotion, which helps to moisturize, and an occlusive, which helps maintain the hydration of the skin. During winter, the skin tends to lose water due to weather conditions and excess dry air so it will need to replenish and balance the hydration of the skin after all the baths. To maintain hydration, dry the skin (without rubbing) with a soft towel and apply a moisturizing body lotion and a neutral pH.
winter skin care
For sensitive skin: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, £7.19 (1). For oily/ combination: Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish, £9.75 (2). For dry skin: Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Miracle Cleanser, £34 (3). For mature skin: Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm, £39.50

Try Neutrogena's Deep Hydration Body Lotion, Kai Body Butter, and La Roche-Posay  Iso-Urea Cream: rich in glycerin, it's perfect for sensitive skin and will help to moisturize and maintain the skin hydration for longer.

Facial moisturizer
Look for moisturizers that contain ingredients like glycerin, antioxidants (vitamin C or E), softening oils (avocado oil or jojoba oil). Applying moisturizer to the face is essential to protect the face from severe weather conditions. In addition to the basic need for a humectant and an occlusive, such as glycerin, for example, antioxidants are also essential to combat the damage caused by free radicals. Ingredients that help soften the skin, such as avocado oil, help moisturize the skin without clogging the pores and reducing redness.
winter skin care
For sensitive skin: La Roche-Posay Hydreane Rich Moisturising Cream, £14.50 (1). For oily / combination skin: Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief, £34 (2). For dry skin: Dr Hauschka Rose Day Cream, £29.50 (3). For mature skin: Clarins Super Restorative Day Cream, £69 (4). 

Try Face Cream, Yes to Carrots, with FPS15 or Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30: in addition to glycerin, the skin will benefit from sunflower oil, aloe vera, carrot, and more.

Look for ingredients like jojoba oil, shea butter, and FPS. Balsams should contain ingredients that help replace skin oils. Also, do not forget that, regardless of the lower temperatures and cloudy skies, it is essential to protect the lips from UV rays.
Try Nivea's A Kiss of Smoothness lip balm with FPS15 or Nivea lip Butter: In addition to being affordable, this balm has all the moisturizing ingredients needed to maintain hydration without irritating the skin.

Oil is a great idea for the skin
winter skin care
For sensitive skin: Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil, £20 (1). For combination / oily skin: Aromatherapy Associates Mattifying Refining Face Oil, £35.70 (2). For dry skin: Decleor Aromessence Marjolaine Oil Serum, £44 (3). For mature skin: L'Oreal Age Perfect Extraordinary Facial Oil, £19.99 (4). 

winter skin care
For sensitive skin: Eve Lom Muslin Cleansing Cloths (used with your regular cleanser), £14 (1). For oily / combination skin: Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, £41.75 (2). For dry skin: Merumaya Skin Brightening Exfoliating Peel, £19.50 (3). For mature skin: Philosophy The Microdelivery Triple-Acid Brightening Peel, £59.50 (4). 

Photo and price source: http://www.redonline.co.uk/

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

In the last month of the year, the festivities do not stop! In addition to having the Christmas dinner, many people take advantage of the time to also make Secret Santa parties and exchange gifts among family, co-workers, and friends.

Finding Secret Santa gifts that cost up to $ 20.00, and that is, above all, creative, is not an easy task. But I guarantee it is not impossible! The tips below give you an idea of what you can bet to get right in the choice. Bet on items that can make your life easier: from baggage handlers to creative mugs, with a little research, you can find functional, beautiful and amazing gifts.

What gift should I give each one this Christmas or Secret Santa?

One of the things to think about when it comes to Christmas gifts is what suits the person and the budget you have to spend. Women and men generally like different things, just as children also prefer specific gifts to their ages.

It is worth remembering that every kind of relationship you have can also mean a different gift. After all, the one you are going to give your mother may be very different from the gift you give to your  Secret Santa.
To gift women you can bet on makeup, clothes, accessories, books, perfumes, among many other "women's things".
If the woman in question is your mother, for example, you can put a lot of work in the gift and give her a purse, a watch or even a jewel.

When gifting a man, you can opt for items like shaving kit, social shirt, a movie or a kit for drinks from his favorite team. If the man you want to gift is your dad, it's worth investing in a very neat gift, such as a suit or a blu-ray player. For your boyfriend or husband, the gift can range from a perfume to a tablet or smartphone.

With gifts for friends and colleagues and gifts for your Secret Santa, you can be creative and please your friend without having to spend too much. Some suggestions for gifts for friends include thermal mugs, chocolate, a tablet cover or netbook, calendar, USB flash drive and other things you find interesting for your friend.

Attention! Many people find it cute to give pets as a Christmas gift, however, it is important to know if the person gifted has the financial, time, space and if able to care for a pet with affection and keep it healthy and happy.
Before you decide, try to find out a little more about who you will give the gift and his/her personality. So, it is much easier to understand what your friend would like to gain.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

In the rush of everyday life, you leave the house and never know if later will happen an important meeting, a happy hour with friends or even one invitation to a romantic dinner or a dating. For these and other small issues, it is always good to have in your makeup bag items that can save you in any beauty emergency.
The organization of a woman bag to use on a daily basis should include both basic items, such as documents and money, as useful products for emergency situations. Woman bag need not be heavy and full of unnecessary or repeated products, but have all type of item you save your time and make sure can manage your demands more smoothly. But having in my bag a powder, a neutral color lipstick, a blush, a small set of shadows can help enhance the beauty for important occasions that can appear suddenly and raise self-esteem is very convenient.
You may even be one of those women who can leave home only with the cell phone and lipstick, but certainly, has a larger bag with that indispensable nécessaire. If not, I will help you: check the essential items that every WOMEN can have in the bag.

1- Sunscreen and moisturizer
The sunscreen and moisturizer, or two in one, prevents sun damage to the skin and the unpleasant appearance of dryness, especially in regions such as between the eyebrows, elbows, and knees.

2- Lip balm
Heat, cold, wind, air conditioning, the sun ... You can not leave the lips totally helpless. Among many factors that affect the lips - who never handled peeling lips or ultra-dry? Having in the hand a lip balm is essential to maintain a healthy lip.

3- Lipstick
In that day that you think you will not leave the office, but in the middle of the day appears a meeting with a client and a happy hour at the end of the day. Having a lipstick in the bag is a great choice for a change the look and adapt to the situation. As I like to be cautious, I always have a lighter color and other darker color in my bag.

The compact is an important item in the makeup bag. It serves to finish the makeup after applying the foundation and concealer, drawing glare of the face and ensuring that production last longer.
If the weather affects so much the lip, imagine what it can do with the rest of your skin! In the hot days, we sweat and the skin gets oily, and ideal for dealing with this is to keep a translucent powder. Controls brightness and leaves the skin less oily!

Monday, November 21, 2016

At the red carpet or on the stage, they always draw attention. Between necklines and slits, the sensuality was the bet of the celebrities in the looks that took part in the American Music Awards 2016, the night of Sunday (20), in Los Angeles, California. Wearing a white suit with a cleavage, Lady Gaga wouldn't leave the elegance aside. Chrissy Teigen, John Legend's wife, who chose a slit dress. Selena Gomez was stunning in a long red dress. But who stole the scene was the model Gigi Hadid, who changed the look during the presentation of the award. Check it out and choose your favorite:

selena gomez
Selena Gomez stole the scene not only because of her simple, stunning red dress but also because this was her first appearance since announcing her career break a few months ago.

lady gaga
Lady Gaga chose a refined look with pants and hat all in white.

Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande also bet on white pant combined with a sexy lace top. And she finished the look with her traditional hair up in a ponytail.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Although a number of minerals are considered essential for good human health, most of them are needed in only minute quantities.

Many people have heard about such essential minerals as iron and calcium, and some of us even know roughly what foods are likely to give us the doses we need.
But what of the rest of the minerals, which have names such as chromium and molybdenum? What do they do for us, and how can we make sure we get enough of them?

Unlike vitamins, which are synthesised by the plants and animals we eat, minerals have to be extracted from the earth by growing plants.

A lot depends on the soil in which a crop is grown. Humans can have access to minerals only by eating the plants, or by eating animals which in turn have eaten the plants.

Minerals vital to human health can be divided into macrominerals, which humans need in doses ranging from 100mg to1g, and trace minerals, which are needed in far smaller quantities.

  • The macrominerals include calcium, sulphur, potassium, chloride, magnesium, sodium and phosphorus.
  • The trace minerals include such things as zinc, copper, iodine, iron, fluoride, cobalt, manganese and selenium.

The most common mineral deficiencies encountered in modern society are of iron, calcium and zinc.

Zinc is found in human bone, pancreas, skin, liver, kidney, brain, red blood cells, the eye and the prostate gland. It helps the body heal wounds, helps the pancreas store insulin and plays a function in such bodily functions as protein manufacture and taste.

Many foods contain zinc and deficiencies are most common among heavy drinkers and strict vegetarians.

Calcium is the building block of human bones and teeth, but has other uses in the body, including regulating the heart, clotting blood and transmitting nerve impulses.

Phosphorus too is essential for healthy bones and teeth. Phosphorus deficiency is not common.

Deficiencies of sodium and chloride are rare too since these are the ingredients of salt, of which most of us eat too much, rather than too little. Sodium and chloride, along with potassium, control the movement of water in and out of cells.

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