Friday, August 31, 2012

My Fake Tanning Routine

Hi everyone! I'm so glad to be back with another video for you! Things have been a little hectic recently with the house move rapidly approaching so it's nice to leave it to rest for a few days whilst I concentrate on you guys and my beauty regimes! Sometimes us girls just need a bit of time out to pamper ourselves and boost our confidence, and what better way than to fake a summer tan! In this video I show you how to achieve that summer glow without the sunshine! That's right, I'll be talking about fake tanning. I discuss my favourite products and how to prepare and maintain that healthy glow! Let me know your thoughts!

 

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I really hope you all enjoy watching. Let me know what your favourite self tanning products are, I'd love to hear about them and possibly try them out for myself. Until next time, take care!

BB Cream? Now Comes the CC Cream!

Good evening girlies. I am here to share a very hot and fast spreading news in the cosmetic world with you all. The BB cream hype hasn't still come to an end here in India. Several brands like Maybelline, Vedic Line and such have came up with their BB creams, that is the Blemish Balm Cream in the market recently. If you are a makeup loving or at least a skincare loving girl, you wouldn't have missed knowing what a BB cream is! Myself being oily skinned with a dark-dusky complexion have many times worried much finding hard to use the newly launched BB creams as they (Most of them) give a dewy finish to the skin and moreover BB creams usually don't come with different shades isn't it? The Maybelline one came in 2-3 shades while the Vedic Line BB Cream came just in a single shade! How would a single shade suit all the skin tones. Uh?




    Within a short time again, there is a news spreading like fire that CC creams are coming in the makeup world! So what are these CC creams? I surfed in net for more than an hour now and found the term for this newbie. This CC cream has been  improved and developed in Korea.

BB Cream = Blemish Balm Cream 

CC Cream = Color Control Cream! 

Color Control? So what is different in these CC creams from the previously launched BB one? CC creams come with an advanced formulation including all the other benefits of the BB cream. These Colour Control Creams are expected to be oil free (Yay for me! and for many of the oily skinned girls out there), more lighter than the thick blemish balm creams and they are also expected to come up with a higher SPF for more UV protection. It is updated in some other beauty blogs that CC creams would be coming in many different shades for different skin tones to match all the skin types whereas the BB creams mostly come with a lighter tones which couldn't be used by the darker skin types.

  Most of the BB creams are formulated with the properties of foundation, SPF, moisturizer and anti aging cream whereas these Color Control Creams are expected to come along with a PRIMER, and oil control formula (As said before) including the other properties of the BB cream mentioned above. Is it the Color Control Cream or the Color Correction Cream? There is some confusion with the name too. In addition, there are some talks on the net that CC cream would be containing Vitamin C as its main colour correcting ingredient. Interesting isn't it?

 Anyhow, I wasn't much impressed of BB creams when they were launched and not impressed much about this CC one too but let us wait and check. If it comes in different shades, with an oil free matte formula that will be too great for my skin type, and of course for every girl with oily-combo skin type. Agree with me?



So girls, have you heard about the new Color Control Cream? What is your opinion about this?
Share your feedback, comments and suggestions below! Eagerly waiting to hear from you


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Thursday, August 30, 2012

VLCC Natural Sciences Gold Scrub Review

Guest Post by Yendrilla

Hi Guys I’m Yendrilla, a part time blogger from India. This is my first post on MABH and I am up with a review of a scrub today. First I should tell you I love to experiment with products like scrubs and face washes. I had been looking for a scrub which will add radiance to my skin and I ended up buying this VLCC Natural Sciences Gold Scrub.





Product Description:
Exposure to environment factors like pollution and dust make skin look dull
and lifeless. This unique scrub, enriched with 24 Carat Pure Gold, Turmeric and Sandalwood, has a
deep pore cleansing action that gently exfoliates dead skin cells, superficial white and black-heads. It
leaves the skin fresh and glowing with a radiant complexion.


Price & Quantity:
Rs.135 for 70 gm


Key Ingredients:
The face wash has mentioned the key ingredients as “Extracts of Alovera,
Sandalwood, Raisin, Turmeric, Gold Leaf, Xantham Gum, Dimethicone, Triclosan and Vitamin E”.


My Experience with this Product:
This product is packed in a golden coloured tube with a flip type cap which makes it hygienic for usage. No complaints about the packaging; it is pretty okay.


The scrub is gel based, yellowish in color and almost transparent with some yellow micro granules and small gold particles in it. It has a mild fragrance which is really soothing.


It is very gentle on skin. I am using it for the past 2 weeks and my blackheads have almost gone. It provides a deep pore cleansing action that gently exfoliates dead skin cells. Though I didn’t find much radiance effect in my skin as the product claims. Okay, now let sum up with the pros and cons.


Pros:        

  • Comes in a hygienic and travel friendly packaging.
  • The consistency of this scrub looks attractive due to the small gold particles.
  • This granules are very mild so that even sensitive skin types can use it.
  • I did experience no side effects with this scrub as its formulation is very gentle on skin.
  • Though mild and gentle, it does a deep pore cleansing action effectively.
  • It clears blackheads very well. All my blackheads were almost disappeared within 2 weeks of usage.
  • The price is that not costly.



Cons:
  • I did not find much radiance as expected.


My Rating: 3.5/5



Recommendation: I think this scrub will suit all skin types except the extra dry ones. After using it, my skin got a little dry and hence I think it will do best on oily skin. However, if you want to clear your blackheads, then you can give this product a try.


Would I repurchase?:  I guess NO. I didn’t like this scrub that much. There are many more scrubs in the market with better results, at much cheaper cost. Right?



About the Author:
Yendrilla blogs at I AM SHE, a beauty blog that features product reviews, eye makeup tutorials and recent giveaways. Do check out her blog!


Lakme Launches Eyeconic Range with New Kajal and Mascara

 Indian women are blessed with gorgeous deep set eyes and to help highlight this feature, Lakmé has launched Lakmé Eyeconic – a revolutionary range consisting of kajal and mascara. 



The new Eyeconic Kajal by Lakmé is literally iconic as all you need is one sweep of kajal and it lasts for 10 hours. The product is waterproof, it doesn’t smudge and it is even safe for the eyes since it is dermatologist tested.  Complete your look with lots of Eyeconic Curling Mascara. The mascara gives the eyes an intense black finish and comes equipped with a curling brush that helps give curves to your lashes. It is also enriched with D-Panthenol – a moisturizer which keeps lashes soft and smooth. The product makes the eyes look brighter and adds a perfect sparkle to your entire look.






The Eyeconic kajal and mascara by Lakmé forms the perfect combination in creating a look that is sure to get you noticed!  You can now transform your look from drab to fab with just a little kajal and a hint of some mascara.

The Lakmé Eyeconic kajal is priced at Rs. 199 and the Lakmé Eyeconic mascara is priced at Rs. 250



I am eagerly waiting to try these two! How about you guys?
Share your comments and opinions below.
 

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Celebrity Makeup: Amrita Puri

My love for Red Lips and Bronzer is common knowledge now and anyone sporting a red lipstick becomes my instant favorite... However the shade of the lipstick on Amrita Puri below with the white blingey saree seems to be a bit off...



I love the saree separately and I totally love the makeup if I just see her neck up, so I inferred that the issue lies with the pairing of the saree with the particular makeup! Yup! I have always been good at analytical mathematics :P

The makeup alone would look awesome with a western black/royal blue/emerald green gown... With the saree in the picture, I would have gone for a brighter shade of red lippy... Maybe MAC Ruby Woo or Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Hot Hot Hot or even Lakme Absolute in Classic Rose.

Btw, I love the way she has her bronzer applied... She totally rocks it! :D

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6 Amazing Skincare Recipes with Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk has been used in several skincare products for ages because of its goodness on skin. We can include coconut milk in our homemade DIY skin treatments as well, to naturally cleanse, moisturize and beautify skin. It acts effectively in cleansing, moisturizing and repairing sun damaged skin. Check out these 6 simple coconut milk skincare recipes below and make use of them.




Coconut Milk Moisturizer
Is your skin dry, tight or stretchy all the time, especially in winters? Mix equal amounts of fresh coconut milk and honey. Add two drops of almond oil to this mixture if your skin is extra dry. Smooth this over your face and let it sit there for 10-20 minutes. Later, wash off with clean cold water and pat dry. No more stretchy feeling and no more dry patches; All you will see now is your soft, moisturized skin.


Coconut Milk Facial Cleanser
At times we run out of our cleansing milk and this is one recipe which can naturally cleanse and balance the moisture of your facial skin. Mix a teaspoon of creamy yogurt with few drops of concentrated coconut milk and spread this mixture evenly on your face. Leave on for 5 minutes and wipe off with a wet cloth of cotton. Splash cold water over face and wash off!


Makeup Remover with Coconut Milk
It's not that a hard procedure! We all know that olive oil acts as a natural makeup remover and even removes stubborn eye makeup. Simple mix 1/2 parts of coconut milk with 1 part of olive oil and use it as your regular makeup remover. You will feel that your skin has become more clean and softer than before.




Coconut Milk Skin Brightening Face Pack
Add required coconut milk to a teaspoon of sandalwood powder. Put in few saffron strands and few drops of honey to this mixture and use this as your skin brightening face pack. This would do wonders on your skin by brightening it in a natural way!


Wrinkle Cure Cream with Coconut Milk
Soak 6-8 almonds in water overnight. Peel off their skins in morning and grind them too smooth paste. Extract oil from 2-3 vitamin E capsules. Add few drops of thick coconut milk and the extracted vitamin E oil to the almond paste and blend well. Your wrinkle cure cream is all ready to use now! This will not bring you dramatic results on your skin but with regular usage, it will definitely help tightening skin, thus reducing wrinkles and fine lines. After cleansing face every night, apply this cream evenly over your skin and go to sleep. Wash off face in the morning to see the soft skin magic.



Coconut Milk Spray for Sunburns
Add 1/2 parts of rose water to one part of coconut milk and fill this up in a clean spray bottle. Refrigerate. Soon after returning home from outside, when your skin is burnt due to over sun exposure, spray this liquid over the affected parts and relax for half an hour. The coconut milk extracts and rose water will calm down and sooth the redness caused due to sun exposure. This spray will also remove tanning up to a great extent.


Note: 
Do NOT use packed or store bought coconut milk for any of these recipes above. They would be containing preservatives and such those can be allergic to your skin. Grate fresh coconuts, grind and squeeze them to extract that thick, natural coconut milk.



Hope you enjoyed reading these skincare recipes with coconut milk.
Do try them and share with us your results!



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Monday, August 27, 2012

Reader Appreciation: Thank you for cheering me up :)

You all know that I have been MIA since a fortnight now and even though I did tell you all that I shall be resuming to write again but I haven't been able to keep my promise to you all... I apologize... It's just that I have been going through a rough patch right now... But I received an email yesterday from one of ISLM's readers and well it really helped me to bounce back :) Thank you Sree :)

Here are her words of appreciation...

Hi Samyukta,
 
This is Sree from Chennai.
I am basically born and bougt up in the suburbs of Mumbai.Came in to Chennai like a couple of years before a project Change(Yeah,Software Engineer !!) and got married and settled in Chennai.We just celebrated our anniversary this June . ***Blushes****
 
I came across your blog like a couple of months before and I instantly fell in love with it.
Your style of blogging is just so impressive and makes me just get glued to it.To be frank,after reading your blog,I don't find any other blog this interesting. :) :)
No comments,no criticism,just mailed to say -Thank You.
 
I am quite finicky about my hair as my hair is super damaged and weak,I read your article on the Body shop Banana shampoo and conditioner, somehow I had immense trust on your reviews,went in the same day and got them.And I have no regrets!!!!!!It could the TBS who made this lovely product.But it is your article that made me buy this one!
 
 
Keep writing,I am sure sure I am one among the many who value your reviews before buying any beauty product.
Best Wishes
 
Cheers,
Sree_Ragav
 
Thank you for your kind words Sree and congratulations on completing one year of your marriage in June :)

Friday, August 24, 2012

AIDS Like Illness is Not Contagious

AIDS like illness is not contagious. Scientists identify new news mysterious illness that has symptoms similar to AIDS even though the person is not infected with HIV. The disease is found in some people in Asia and the United States.

AIDS-like illness symptoms, among other things, damage to the immune system so the body is able to fight off viruses and bacteria as well as healthy people. The trigger is unknown, but the disease is not thought to be contagious.

According to Dr. Sarah Browne, scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, a mysterious disease is another form of immune disorders that are not revealed, but it is not spread by viruses like AIDS.

Browne doing research in Thailand and Taiwan, where the disease is found since 2004.

"It's very exciting. Past 10 years, I've seen at least three patients," said Dr. Dennis Maki, an infectious disease specialist of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, USA.

Maki said, there is still the possibility of certain infections trigger this mysterious disease although the disease itself is not contagious between people.

The disease generally affects adults aged about 50 years, but it was not revealed in the family. According to Browne, the majority of patients die from infections incredible.

One patient, Kim Nguyen (62), the Vietnamese who have lived in the U.S. since 1975, was diagnosed with this mysterious disease. He went to the doctor due to a fever that never healed. Since 2009, he also had many strange symptoms. In 1995 and 2009, he was reportedly visited Vietnam.

At first, he was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Later, he was known to suffer from symptoms of immune system disorder and was treated in hospital for a year Hamir.

AIDS is a disease-specific and cause the immune system of people infected with the HIV virus is disrupted. The HIV virus will destroy T cells, the major forces in the human immune system to fight pathogens.

Meanwhile, a mysterious disease does not interfere with the cells, but caused other damage. In a study conducted Browne to 200 people in Taiwan and Thailand, most patients this mysterious disease that holds the body makes autoantibodies gamma interferon, a chemical signal that helps the body get rid of the infection.

Disruption of chemical signals that will make a person, such as AIDS patients are more susceptible to fungal infection, viruses, and other parasites that are similar to tuberculosis and cause lung damage.

Scientists now call this mysterious disease as immune disorders in adults as it is emerging in old age.

Treatment with antibiotics is not always effective, so doctors usually perform a wide variety of treatments, including cancer drugs to suppress the production of antibodies.

Because the disease is experienced by the majority of oreng Asian or of Asian descent, the experts called genetic factors may play a role in triggering the disease.

Obesity Can Reduce Sperm Quality

Quality sperm of male became  problems who want to have children. Provided you know that obesity can reduce sperm quality. It is if you are not sure of the condition of the quality of sperm, whether your weight obesity.
Health experts have focused on women's health and weight loss as a determinant of pregnancy. The new study found that men who terlu fat mempenagruhi success sperm quality.

This research was conducted by experts from the University of Melbourne reproduction. They studied about fertilization in animals to determine the effects of obesity on the father of the embryo in the womb and fetal growth.

Natalie Binder, head of research, creating embryos from male rats of normal weight and overweight. These mice were fed the equivalent diet for 10 weeks. The findings from this study, mice that have more weight or obese greatly influenced the development of eggs, also negatively impact the success of the embryo into the uterus.

"We found that delayed fetal development of an obese father. In animals, the embryo implants into the uterus rate dropped to 15 percent," said Binder. In addition, placental weight and fetal growth lower.

The level of obesity in men of reproductive age, according to the WHO, more than tripled in the last three decades. Information from this study is particularly important as a record of the men to care about her weight. Especially, if they want to start a new family.


source: www.medicaldaily.com

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Almond & Sandalwood Face Pack for Brides

Guest Post by Shilpa

Hi girls! This is Shilpa Kalluru from Kadapa; working and settled in Hyderabad now. I bumped into this blog when I was searching for some home remedies for my dark patches. I was surprised and happy to see the simple, affordable tips those were shared here. This is a very nice blog and thank you for all the effort.
   Any beauty problem has a home remedy in it and thus I wanted to share a beauty tip with MABH friends that will help everyone get a porcelain clean skin. I have heard this over television in Band Baaja Bride by some famous beautician. And this is especially for brides who are looking for a clearer and beautiful skin for their wedding. Check out the quick and simple recipe below.





Things you will need:
  • Almonds - 10 numbers (Small sized ones; these are rich in Vitamin E)
  • Sandal wood powder - 1 or 2 tbsps
  • Saffron - a pinch
  • Olive oil -  4-5 drops

Preparation:
  • Grind everything together in mixture until smooth.
  • You can store this face pack in refrigerator by making it for a week.

How to Apply:
  • Take required quantity of this mixture and add full fat milk to it to make a semi solid consistency. If you have extra oily skin type, you can use rose water instead of milk.
  • Cleanse your face with a mild cleanser or a cleansing milk and wipe off gently.
  • Apply this pack over your facial and neck skin evenly. Let it dry for 10-15 minutes.
  • After this dries out completely dab it with rose water. Scrub it in circular motion to get that exfoliating effect (This encourages the removal of impurities and dead skin cells).
  • Clean with lukewarm water and then splash cold water to close the skin pores.

Try this for a week and you will see beautiful, clear and supple skin on your face. Continue using this face pack regularly for maximum results. For brides, 3-4 times usage per week is recommended.



Hope you liked my first contribution for MABH. 
Do leave your comments and feedback below! Thank you


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Food Causes Headaches

 What causes a headache? Disturbed by sudden headache that does not go away? Do not blame circumstances, but try to pay attention to what we eat. Maybe there hubngannya with the type of food causes headaches before you consume.

Experts say, an orange and some other foods can trigger headaches when people are eating these foods has decreased enzyme. While this enzyme is essential for neutralizing amines or collection of nitrogen-containing organic compounds in food. Some foods have large amounts of amines, and without a doubt it is no enzyme headaches (even migraines) can be stimulated.

Eating 1-3 oranges may not be harmful. However, if we include people who experience frequent migraines, wiser if we can be aware of the impact that the food we eat is to prevent migraines. So we get a new theory, in which snacking foods can be a signal the occurrence of migraine. However, not only the food that every moment can be a migraine trigger, but other triggers, such as bright lights or stress is also a motivating factor headache occurs sooner.

Besides citrus, food and other beverages that can trigger headaches are:

1. Cheeses containing tyramine, which is a natural substance that is formed due to aging food. Proven high levels of tyramine can cause hypertension. This is not good, especially for people who are undergoing treatment with MAO inhibitors (a type of anti-depressant) to address their migraines. Cheeses that contain high levels of tyramine such as blue cheese, brie, cheddar, Stilton, feta, gorgonzola, mozzarella, muenster, Parmesan, and Swiss.

2. The food is marinated, processed, and canned foods also have a high tyramine content. Observe how your body reacts when you eat pickles, olive oil, and canned soup.

3. Once metabolized by the body, alcohol can also trigger headaches. Beware when consuming red wine, beer, whiskey, and champagne that have been identified as headache triggers.

4. Of the patients with migraine and headaches, we also found some popular foods that can also be the cause of their pain, such as peanuts or peanut butter, potato chips, pizza, kiwi fruit, plums, raspberries, bread, and biscuits.

Beirut Became Plastic Surgery Center in the world


Beirut had earned the nickname "Paris of the East" due to the cosmopolitan atmosphere. And, despite the Civil War-torn Lebanon and then for 15 years (1975-1990), Beirut was losing its charm. After going through major reconstruction, the capital city of 2 million people managed to get up. Even Beirut once was ranked 9th best city in the world Travel & Leisure magazine in 2006.Now reportedly Beirut became plastic surgery center in the world , a recognized professional.

Now, Beirut became one of the main destinations of foreign tourists, the first ranks of the list of 44 places that must be visited daily version of The New York Times in 2009. Many things that cause it. Besides filled with art galleries, museums, and other tourist destinations, Beirut also became the center of fashion. From this city was born a few top designers whose design widely worn by Hollywood celebrities on the red carpet, such as Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad, Georges Chakra, Reem Acra.

One other attraction of Beirut is its position as a center for plastic surgery in the world today, beating Los Angeles. This is because the cost of plastic surgery in Beirut is much cheaper than in the U.S. and Europe, and have been riding for 17 years. For example, rhinoplasty costs $ 2,000, while breast implants were "only" 4000 dollars. In the U.S., breast surgery can cost 7000 dollars.

Lebanon woman is already very well known with her ​​beauty. Just look Salma Hayek (Lebanon-Mexico), Shakira (Lebanese-Spanish), Jenna Dewan-Tatum (Lebanese-American), and of course Nadine Njeim (Miss Lebanon 2007). However, Lebanese women increasingly obsessed with their physical appearance, and the more who undergo plastic surgery, whether breast implants, Botox, liposuction, nose or repairs. Not infrequently they undergo a combination of procedures, such as breast augmentation as well as tummy-tuck (tummy tuck), and the beheading of the nose.

Plastic surgery demand is so high that banks also offer loans for plastic surgery program. National Bank, for example, offers plastic surgery loans with terms up to 5,000 dollars under the age of 64 years and it still works.

"You could not find a job in Lebanon if you look unattractive. People will reject you socially," said Maher Mezher of First National Bank.

According to experts from the industry, each year 1.5 million plastic surgery done in Lebanon. That's not including the 10 million non-surgical procedures such as Botox and collagen injections. Most women begin first operations with the beheading of the nose (the most popular procedures), followed by a face-lift, breast implants, and liposuction. Not surprisingly, many Lebanese women who had the look the same: small nose, large cheeks, perfectly shaped breasts, and lips are sexy. Some are doing a total makeover.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Dental Care Can Prevent Dementia

Caring for your teeth is a good habit, and needs to be done. But apparently there are other benefits that dental care can prevent dementia.
Brushing your teeth can help sharper memory for years to come. Those who brush their teeth less than once a day potentially 65 percent of those who suffer from dementia than brushing your teeth three times a day.

Dementia is a brain disorder cognitive function thoroughly characterized, among others with impaired memory function. Usually begins with short-term memory followed by medium and long-term memory. Dementia is progressive and usually difficult to cure.

Unhealthy lifestyles allegedly triggering the onset of dementia, one of which is the lazy habit of brushing your teeth. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of California shows that. The study followed 5500 elderly respondents and studied for more than 18 years.
Annlia Paganini Hill, head of research, said the habit of cleaning your teeth and mouth does not only come from the mind. Mouth cleaning habits also affect whether or not someone potentially dementia.

Research linking oral health to body condition was not the first. Previously, research has emerged regarding dental health is closely related to people with narrowing of the arteries that can cause heart attacks and strokes.

Other studies find people with Alzheimer's, one of the most common forms for dementia, have gum disease-causing bacteria in their mouths more than those who do not have Alzheimer's. Bacteria that cause gum disease is thought to cause inflammation and damage when it reaches the brain.

In a recent study involving scientists at California retirement community. The researchers observed the activity of the elderly aged 52-105 years with an average age of 81 years, beginning in 1992 to 2010.

A total of 1145 respondents had signs of dementia after 18 years of observation. 78 women admitted rarely brushed their teeth once a day in 1992. A total of 21 respondents of whom have dementia in 2010, or about 1 in 3.7 women. Those who have to brush your teeth at least once a day have a lower probability level. Approximately 1 out of 4.5 women or 65 percent chance of developing dementia.

Jessica Smith of Community Alzheimer say there are some studies that examine the inflammation caused by many factors including poor dental health and dementia. However, these results have not been fully understood.

Amber Watts, who studied at the University of Kansas dementia and is not part of the research team, adding injury to the head and malnutrition is one of the most common causes of tooth loss in adults. One of these could increase the risk of dementia.

"I still can not draw definitive conclusions brushing prevents you from Alzheimer's disease," he said,

However, Watts assess the results of this study could be an important step to understanding how to maintain oral health habits can be linked to dementia.

Paganini-Hill drew the conclusion, when relations between the two terms is accurate, then there are certain things you can do to prevent early dementia. As familiarize maintain oral health and prevent loss of teeth. If the tooth is loose, you should wear dentures.

source: dailymail.com

5 Types of Food Make Sleep Soundly

To be an easy sleep and deep sleep, sometimes difficult. Commonly called imsomnia if sleeplessness, sleeping rough could be due to many problems. So how to be sleeping soundly? Do not rush taking sleeping pills, because it is not good. Try to choose one of the 5 types of food make sleep soundly.

Esther B. Horn, a registered dietitian and nutrition in New York City and the manager said EatDrinkandbeGorgeous.com page to get restful sleep, the need to avoid caffeine and sugar a few hours before bedtime.

"Caffeine and sugar will make someone awake longer. Caffeine and foods that contain sugar can disrupt body rhythms. Both these may be useful for those who stayed up late, but it will disrupt sleep well," he said.
Well, five of the following foods is actually good, as well as helping you to sleep more soundly.
  • Warm milk is a source of tryptophan, which provide a calming effect and keep your body relaxed.
  • Potatoes include tubers that will not cause an increase in blood sugar. When consumed, low-carbohydrate potatoes and rich in tryptophan.
  • Yogurt. All foods that help you sleep soundly should not be filling, one yogurt. The content of the yogurt is similar to but lower milk fat.
  • Oatmeal. A bowl of cooked oats are a good source of melatonin. Plus milk, oatmeal will help you sleep more soundly. These foods are also rich in addition to warm the stomach and filling fiber.
  • Meat turkey is rich in the amino acid tryptophan which helps you sleep more soundly. The content of the turkey also helps the brain produce serotonin for sleep, neurotrasmiter for relaxation, as well as the neural hormone melatonin recently found in many sleeping pills.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I Love You All!!!

Ladies.... I have missed you all sooooo much...
I have been missing in action since almost a fortnight but let me tell you all that I am now back and will be posting regularly from now on :) I have had a few personal issues to deal with but I would like to thank you so much for all your emails and texts and the concern and support you guys have showed to me the past two weeks... It really means a lot and I am so touched! Not only that, my GFC followers almost increased by 15 in these last 15 days and I am so psyched by the fact that you guys love me so much :)

THANK YOU :)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Ingrown toenail NO NO NO


Ingrown toenail Damaged inept actions, the skin becomes vulnerable to pathogenic organisms. Unprotected skin is inflamed. Starts swelling, swelling. The body to protect itself, highlights bioactive substances, the result is the pus.
Damaged area peredavlivaetsya, bore down on the nail plate. Nail cuts into the soft tissue, exacerbating the problem. Is the uncontrolled growth of new cells, appears mound of gray or red in color, which is called "ingrown nail."
Cure ingrown toenail can be with a surgical scalpel or without it.




If everything is clear with a scalpel, without him this is the case: to reduce the force of pressure to reduce the thickness of the nail with the unit for a pedicure. Place suppuration cleared hydrogen peroxide. In the place of contact of the skin and nail balm applied to propolis.
Expressly prohibited tight shoes, the load on feet, plasters and a pressure bandage. Usually disappears within a week swelling disappears pus. On the part of the skin continues podlechenny superimposition healing balm. Soon the inflamed area is cleared, the crust falls off.
Cause of ingrown In some people, there is a predisposition to ingrown nail. The reason is that the regrowth of the free edge of the nail plate dry out and curl. For unknown reasons, the inner and outer side of the nail regrowth during dry differently. Shrinks more than the inner edge.
Among other reasons - orthopedic problems.
Lead nail If a strong contusion hematoma occurs nail, while it gets dark, it becomes thicker and eventually rejected. When walking, it causes pain.
At the moment in the nail industry has such a service as prosthetic nail. Nail carefully removed and replaced with an artificial nail is modeled, which is worn as long as the home is restored. If you do not make a prosthesis, the hit of the fungus under all loose part of the nail plate, and it is no good end.
We can only wish you to be attentive to themselves and their health and at the slightest problem taken action to address it.

Onycholysis and Fungus


Whatever the disease may be, but need to get rid of them quickly.
And the reason is not only in their unaesthetic, but also in danger they may pose to human life.
Fungus!
Fungal Infection - Mycoses - is the problem. The problem of itching, plohopahnuschaya and disturbing millions of people around the world. Most often, it exposed people with weak immune systems.
And to pick up a fungal infection, do not have to go far enough to walk barefoot in public locker room, swimming pool, or wear slippers on bare feet older brother.




And after this parasitic infection that you are sure to pick up, not respecting the basic rules of hygiene, will have an effect: start spreading around the nail, then go to the neighboring, and then to other body parts.
No Mercy! And do not expect. And things did not in hygiene, but rather just in luck. Fungal infections are such that the advance does not know where they can get to know, but compliance with the rules of hygiene still reduces the risk of disease.
To avoid collision with fungal infections:
• do not wear someone else's shoes, especially in bare feet;• Do not share Manicure and processing nails salon, watch their sterilizations;• swimming pools, gyms and other places like that in any case do not go barefoot, even in the shower, better bring a special rubber slippers.
How to identify a fungal infection? Frequently inspect your nails and the skin around them. Especially pay attention to changes in color of nails, their boss, destruction and crumbling - this is the first visual signs of mold, after which you do not have a minute to think about the fact you go to the doctor.
You have to remember that fungi are very tenacious. Therefore, after a course of treatment to prevent relapse, get disinfection of all items come into contact with the affected skin.
For this process the shoes 40% acetic acid solution and allow to dry, manicure tools - rubbing alcohol, dipping them in a solution of half an hour, carefully wash the floors with bleach, and from old socks and tights is better to get rid of.
Fungus on the nails!
Fungal diseases of the skin and nails - are infectious diseases that are spread from person to person. According to medical statistics in the CIS fungus stop suffering every fifth.
In 30% of cases the infection occurs in the home of someone from the family through the common slippers, basins, towels, bath and shower.
With the same frequency transmission occurs in the public baths, gyms and swimming pools. Perhaps that is why a special risk group consists of athletes. According to some, foot fungus affects up to 80% of the players football teams. Therefore, in another fungus called "athlete's foot."
If you are sick Fungal infections can not safely coexist with your body without causing him any harm. If they get on your skin, it will certainly bring about disease, which affected both you and your loved ones who live nearby.
And it will look this way: the fungus gets into the body through the micro-traumas, fractures and intertrigo foot starts itching between the toes, and then nails become gray, yellow or brown.
Next record loses its transparency, and between it and the bed of the nail a gap, which will multiply and fungi. When the fungus penetrates deeper and corrode the nail, it will bulge. Appears horny growths that in consequence prevent treatment because of its density
Under horny moth nail fungus feels great, multiplies and eats whole passages, being thus out of reach for medication. Then just nail splits, crumbles and no longer performs its function.
If the fungus is not treated, then:
• abandon the sandals;• forget the beach and sports;• sex in socks.
About what a life after this can be said?


But that's not all Fungus - is the open door for other infections, such as bacterial, such as erysipelas.
It is also possible fungal allergy. Fungus complicates the course of asthma, diabetes, dermatitis. If immunity is weakened, the fungus can penetrate the blood in the internal organs, and it is deadly.
What to do? Do not even expect that one morning you wake up and there is no problem: everything is and you are healthy.
The fungus can be treated for a long time, focused and not one week. Influence him to both inside and outside. A resembling adequate and treatment may appoint a doctor.
OnycholysisThis detachment of the nail from the soft tissue finger, resulting in a void, on which the nail plate to change the natural color of blue and white, or brown. The spectacle is not a pleasant one!
Mask the symptoms of the disease is possible by means of dark manicure. However, this is not an option.
For treatment options, it is necessary to know the causes of the disease. And they can be infectious and non-infectious nature.
Non-infectious causes: • occur after administration of tetracycline and fluoroquinolone antibiotics, which have side effects in the form of detachment of the nail from the soft tissue. In that case, you should wait a few months to manifestations of the disease have disappeared on their own.• as a result of skin contact with allergens in the form of chemicals, solvents, detergents. In this case there is only one treatment - removal of the allergen.
Infectious causes:
• fungal infection of the skin that may occur, such as between the toes or fingers. Therefore, at the first sign of the disease should immediately seek the help of your doctor, who will determine the type of pathogen within and prescribe treatment.
Disease shows a small cavity formation, which may gradually increase, and fully take the entire nail. Then peel off the nail bed, and there is a rough defect that is difficult to eliminate.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

How to Make Fairness Night Cream at Home?

As all we know, the thing 'skin fairness' is a huge craze among most of the Indian women. But our born skin colour is something we cannot change naturally. Chemical bleaching, whitening and other skin lightening treatments can give you a temporary brighter skin or end up in resulting a PALE unhealthy looking skin but only natural ingredients can work on your skin to bring out that original brightness. Don't mistake the word brightness for white skin. Pale, dusky, tan olive or dark, whatever skin type you have, your skin is beautiful if it is bright and glowing! A dark skinned, flawless, supple and glowing skin is seen beautiful when compared to a pale skin with dullness and blemishes. Don't you agree? 
    Okay fine. Today, let us check an interesting skin lightening night cream recipe that can be prepared easily at home with simple kitchen ingredients. You need to use this night cream for at least 15 days every night to see visible results but the results are completely natural and gives you a natural beauty unlike the other store bought skin whitening products.



Things you will need:
  • 1/4 cup of almonds
  • 1/4 cup of creamy yogurt
  • 2 tsp of sweet lime juice
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sandalwood powder
  • A pinch of saffron strands

How to Prepare?:
  • Soak almonds overnight in fresh water. In the morning, peel of the skin and grind them to smooth paste. Collect this almond paste in a small clean bowl.
  • Soon after preparing the fresh almond paste, put it the yogurt, sweet lime juice, turmeric powder, sandalwood powder and the saffron strands to the bowl. Blend well with a blender until smooth.
  • Fresh lemon juice can be replaced for sweet lime juice. Turmeric powder is optional depending upon your wish as it is not easily available in many countries. 
  • Store this smooth cream in a clean small bowl or tube and refrigerate immediately. As this cream is made of natural ingredients and prepared without any preservatives, this fairness cream should be used within one week. If not refrigerated, make sure to use it within an hour after preparation. 


How to Use?:
  • Cleanse and pat dry facial skin at night before going to bed. You can use a mild gentle facial cleanser or some cleansing milk for this.
  • After cleansing, take a small quantity of this prepared fairness cream and smooth over your facial skin. Massage gentlly until it gets completely absorbed. Go to sleep!
  • Wash off face with clean water in the morning to see the natural glow. Continue this procedure for 2 weeks to start seeing the lightening results on your skin. This also helps in removing skin rashes, acne spots, blackheads and dark circles from your facial skin. 


Prepare and try this fairness night cream recipe at home and let us know your results!
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Friday, August 17, 2012

How to Wear Red Lipstick the Right Way? 5 Simple Steps

Most of us know how much we love and how much craze we have for red lipsticks to get that classy, sexy and of course a beauty-enhanced look. Red lipsticks were a best friend of golden age Hollywood beauties and of course it shows your skin tone the best if wore the right way. But note the word RIGHT WAY, because if you make it wrong, it might result in giving you a garish look. Red lippies are fun to use, they make your lips look sexy and hot but it is a bit tricky on how you apply it. In this article, we are going to discuss few useful and very important ideas for the perfect application of red lipsticks and red lip colours. Retro red, classy red or a trendy red, red lip look makes you stand out, so make it better, use it wiser for a beautiful look. Go ahead and read below.

Read: Deborah Milano Rossetto Atomic Red Lipstick Shade 07 Review & Swatches

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Steps to Wear Your Red Lipstick the Right Way

1. Choose a perfect RED for your Skintone
Choosing the perfect red shade for your skin tone is the best of all the other tricks. Here, you need to be very wise as choosing a wrong shade might pull your looks down. If you have a warm Asian skin tone or a tanned skin, go for a red lipstick that has a orange undertone; i.e Go for a red-orange lipstick. This would brighten up your face very well if chosen rightly. If you are pale without any yellow undertones on your skin, get a red lipstick with blue undertones. Fuchsia-red would be perfect for day time wear.
 Still if you are not sure about choosing a red lipstick for yourself, go for a sheer red lipstick that matches your skin tone as mentioned above; this would prevent you from looking garish if you are a beginner red lipstick user.


Read: Lotus Herbals Pure Colour Moisturizing Lipstick Red Rose Review

2. Cleanse, Scrub and Moisturize Your Lips:
Wash your lips with lukewarm water and use a gentle lip scrub to remove dead cells and smooth the lip surface. This helps really a lot during lipstick application by giving you a very even finish. Whatever lipstick you use and whatever high end brand it is, even smooth lips are the only way to show it beautiful. If not, your lip makeup would be messed up. Sugar and olive oil mixture can replace your store bough lip scrubs and moreover they are natural too.
  After scrubbing, wash your lips with cold water. Pat dry and apply a colourless lip balm. Applying lip balm and moisturizing lips help with smooth gliding and application of your red lipstick. Make sure not to overcoat, then it might lead to bleeding of lipstick.


3. Line Lips with Your Lip Liner
Usually, red lipsticks bleed and because of the factor that the lipstick is RED, it will be more prominent if it bleeds out of your lip line. Line your lips with a good red lip liner making sure that the shade of your lip liner is similar to that of your red lipstick. Even a slight variation may end up with a imperfect look. So if you have that PERFECT lip liner for your red lipstick, line your lips with it or maybe if you are not sure, go for a nude lip liner.



4. Apply Your Red Lipstick
Now glide your red lipstick over your lips gently and evenly. You should never overcoat your lips with the lipstick and at the same time, make sure to coat your lips fully including the inner corners of your mouth. When you smile, your original lip colour inside shouldn't be popping out.


5. Dab with a Tissue
This is the very important step and no one should ignore this. After applying your red lipstick, just simple dab the excess from the outer and inner corners of your lips to make sure they don't transfer. Use a clean tissue for this. Wait! This is not enough. It might sound funny now but talk something (To the mirror huh?) :P and notice whether your red lipstick is staining your front teeth. When you just dab and remove the excess lipstick, you guess that it would not get transferred to your teeth but a 'talking test' would confirm best isn't it? It would be really unattractive and ugly if your front teeth get those red stains while you talk. favorite lippy.

That's it! You're done with your red lipstick application. Now flaunt your sexy hot red lips to the world and grab all the attention. Do not forget to read the tidbits below.


Quick Tidbits to Wear Red Lipstick the Right Way
  • Some red shades make your teeth look whiter while the others make them look a little yellow-sh. Hence, make sure you brush and clean your teeth well before applying your red lipstick.
  • Make your other facial makeup simple and elegant. Bold eyes with red lipstick might make you look like a clown. Hence, avoid bold eye-dos. If you still wish to wear your eyeliner, make a thin line and drag it to the outer corner of your eyes. This will bring you an instant beautiful retro look!
  • If you're shy about wearing red lipsticks all of a sudden, practice using sheer red lip glosses first.
  • Sometimes, while buying your red lipsticks at counters, your hand swatch will fail to show you the real shade. Some red lipstick shades you choose might look different on your wrist and different on your lips, hence request the SA (Trusted) to pick the right red for your skin tone and lips or get suggestions from your friends and online reviews.


Hope you find this article useful. Flaunt your red lips the world now!
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In case of doubts, do drop a comment below as well. We are here to help!


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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Home Treatments to Cure Skin Rashes in Sensitive Skin

One of our reader asked us a solution for her sensitive skin problem causing rashes. This post is specially dedicated to her and others who suffer from the same problem. Sensitive skin types are usually more prone to pimples, acne bumps and heat rashes. When these kind of skin ailments occur, itchiness includes there and causes several skin infections. This may result in ugly scars and red rashes to severe skin diseases. People with sensitive skin type need to use suitable products for their skin type and of course, they need to be very careful while undergoing home treatments as well. If you feel that your skin condition is getting worse day by by, then it is a  must to consult your dermatologist as soon as possible to find a solution for our sensitive skin. If you are in starting stage with little skin rashes and breakouts due to the sensitive of the skin, few of the home remedies below would help.

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Skin Rashes - What are they?

Skin rashes are nothing to fear; depending upon the type, a normal or severe skin inflammation is called as a skin rash. These rashes occur all over the body skin or only in particular parts such as face, neck, arms etc. The change in your skin colour, texture and type might be caused due to skin rashes; for Eg: Usually people suffer from skin rashes which appears to be red.


Causes of Skin Rashes

Skin rashes are caused due to various reasons and some of them are excessive sweating, lack of skin maintenance, sensitivity of the skin, dry skin etc. Rashes occur a lot in people during humid weathers usually. People with sensitive skin might experience skin rashes with light to severe skin irritation. In such case, if the irritation persists, consulting a dermatologist immediately is the best and unavoidable option.


Home Treatments for Skin Rashes caused due to Sensitive Skin

Keep it Clean!
Sensitive skin easily develops acne, pimples and heat bumps than normal skin types when it comes in contact to dust, dirt and sunlight. These causes lead to irritation, itching and when we scratch or rub to get a relief, there occurs the RASHES! Hence, maintaining your sensitive skin clean and dirt free helps 90% to avoid rashes and itchiness.
  A good and gentle facial cleanser for sensitive skin type should be used twice a day to remove excessive oiliness, dirt and impurities from the skin. Both your facial and body cleanser should be chosen seeing the gentleness. Mild herbal body washes and face washes will do best as well. After cleansing, moisturizing skin should be done immediately to prevent dryness and provide required moisture to the skin.



Choose a Perfect Moisturizer
Choosing a gentle, as well as a soothing moisturizer is necessary when it comes to calming down the skin rashes in sensitive skin. Use water based natural moisturizers if you have oily-sensitive skin type and a rich creamy, yet a gentle one if your skin type is dry-sensitive. Glycerin, aloe vera or sandalwood oil based moisturizes would be very soothing for your sensitive skin.



Don't Try New Cosmetics Often
Are you a person who loves to try different, usually new cosmetic products seeing television ads? If this is your habit, you are going to stop it right now then! Yes, when you have sensitive skin type, you need to be very conscious about what you are using on your skin surface. Trying new skincare products can bring you lots of troubles with red rashes hence limit your new product usage. Make sure that your skincare cosmetics are from trusted brands and non-allergic to your skin. Many dermatologists recommended using calamine lotion on red, itchy skin to calm down the bad effects. In case if you get allergic to a particular cosmetic product that you tried new, stay way from that product and start using calamine lotion on the affected area everyday. This would help you a lot in combating skin rashes in a easier way.


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Aloe Vera and Vitamin C for Rashes

Yes! Applying aloe vera pulp to the affected area acts as a very natural medicine for red skin rashes. Simply extract the pulp from your aloe vera plant, put it in freezer for 5-10 minutes and apply it over your rashes. If you do not have an aloe vera plant, get some good branded aloe vera gel (Unflavoured) from store. 
  How does Vitamin C help rashes? This is what you're wondering now, Isn't it? Vitamin C is not going to calm down or sooth your skin like aloe vera gel but it is definitely going to help you combat skin infections. Being a great natural anti-oxidant, Vitamin C prevent and cure skin infections. Simply dilute powered Vitamin C capsules in rose water and dab over your rashes before going to bed at night. 


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Quick Tidbits to Prevent Skin Rashes
  • Avoid using artificial perfumed and coloured cosmetics such as perfumed body lotions, hand creams and soaps as they may cause skin irritation which leads to rashes.
  • Do not use bar soaps on your skin as they may dry out your skin and cause inflammation. Go for gentle and soap free body washes. 
  • For facial skin, opt for a gentle glycerin based cleanser and a light moisturizer.
  • Cleanse your facial skin twice a day with your facial cleanser specially formulated for sensitive skin and twice to thrice with just plain water.
  • Do not use rough towels on your facial or body skin. Use a soft cotton towel and make sure to wash and dry it after every use.
  • Identify and avoid food items those causing you extra sensitive skin and skin rashes. Seafood items such as fish and diary items might cause allergies and rashes in some people.
  • Fill up your old and clean spray bottle with pure rose water and spray it over your rashes whenever you feel that itch. This is definitely going to clam down your skin and help inflammation. 
  • Apply olive oil, Vitamin E oil would also help in calming down and curing red rashes on skin. 

Read: Instant Noodles does bad for your Skin


     Hope you find these Home treatments and facts about curing skin rashes in sensitive skin type useful. 
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Vacationing with Your Partner is Therapy for Relationship

Many things can be done to maintain the relationship, one with a tour together. Everyone enjoys an occasional away from the daily routine and work. Vacation proven physical and mental stress at home and at work. 
It is also beneficial in your romantic relationship. Vacationing with your partner is therapy for relationship, and can even save a marriage. You are certainly aware of the benefits of vacationing with the couple to maintain a romantic relationship

Need to talk romantic
Often, couples who have been together for a long time begin to live a stagnant life. Busy schedule to rituals such as watching television can still keep intimacy.

For couples, a vacation together with the opportunity to speak. During this time you may keep in touch but limited to matters relating to daily activities such as schedules take the child to the doctor, take the school, bills to pay and so on. Well, when you are on vacation and he can talk about you two, like when dating. About the dream you to remember beautiful moments together.

You need a touch of tenderness.
No matter how hard you both to provide a determination of time together, there's always interruptions. Fatigue because of traffic jams, or work late, get up and whine baby stuff. Making time for physical intimacy is very important for a healthy and strong relationship.

People need to feel loved, attractive and desired by their partners. This increases the overall mood. Whether it's a weekend getaway or a longer vacation, romantic couples can have time for their journey, without any interference or intervention. It's a chance to fall in love again.

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Strong bond in a marriage needs to be nurtured. Well, it is also important holiday for two people who are in a Troubled relationship.

Couples often find it difficult to get out of trouble because they are in the same environment with the same problem. Narrow time disrupt the possibility of finding a successful resolution. Perhaps you also feel during this very difficult to schedule time to talk openly with your partner, after a long day at work or in between going to school and bedtime stories.

The holiday, however, give of your time just focusing on the relationship. Escape from stress or home responsibilities.

Well, in conclusion, what holiday is best for you? Of course your right to decide where and how long you need a vacation, according to the tastes and financial condition. Most important: Take a vacation with your partner as often as possible.

Long and luxurious holidays abroad is fun, but if it makes you only do it once a year, it's good it's budget is divided into three or four times a holiday in the country. Because the key to the success of this approach is not about spending money a lot, but about you both to focus on love, the most precious gift of life you will ever get.

Daily Habits that Reflect Badly on the Skin

Problem becomes wrinkled skin, reducing the appearance of beautiful. Premature aging of skin makes wrinkles appear. Only about 10 percent of the genetic factors influencing the aging process, it means you have greater control in maintaining the skin stay young. Dr. Doris Day, author of Forget the Facelift. Here Dr, Doris describes daily habits that reflect badly on the skin:

1. smoke
As the effect on the entire body, cigarettes are toxic to your skin. "Smoking is the absolute worst thing for your skin," said Dr. Ellen Marmur, Professor of Dermatology and Genetics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA. The good news is that stopping smoking will undo the damage that has occurred on your skin. "If you smoked for 10 years and you stop for five years, you can erase all the damage," said Dr. Marmur. What is needed is a smoke-free a few weeks to see changes in skin color to be improved.

2. Ignoring the skin around the eyes
Sunglasses are not only accessories required for celebrities. "Everyone should use it to prevent sun damage around the eyes," said Dr. Marmur. Believe it or not, you can even get melanoma in the eye if you underestimate it. Chronic exposure to UV rays can cause premature aging around the eyes. The solution is a special soft eye sunscreen can help protect the skin of your eyes, but sunglasses are also a good protection. Wear sunglasses whenever you are outside, even on cloudy days. Find the type that offers more than 95% UV protection.

3. less moving
Lazy to exercise also can accelerate the signs of premature aging on your face. "Exercise is one of the best things you can do for healthy skin," said Dr. Marmur. Exercise increases the flow of blood circulation which makes skin a healthy glow. "When you exercise faintly pink skin, wash the area because all the vessels of the face with blood rich in oxygen and nutrients," he explained. Plus, studies show fitness exercises help the skin repair itself and may even protect against skin cancer. Dr suggestions, Marmur: 30 minutes of aerobic activity three or four times a week. Be sure to wear sunscreen when you exercise outdoors.

4. Not Enough Sleep
The worst thing you can do for your skin, but skip the sunscreen, the late nights. "When you're asleep, the energy flow throughout the body to rejuvenate the cells," he explained. Cut back on sleep to make you lose the moment of skin rejuvenation.

5. Giving no time for work
According to Dr. Marmur, skin care products at least takes about three months to work so you need to be patient. If a product claims to be able to renew collagen almost instantly, you know it's definitely a false claim. Want to see the results of expensive anti-aging cream that you buy, wait at least three months of the results on your face.