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How to get healthy skin?

Healthy skin is an asset and one that every women tries to attain. However, due to bad habits, work, pollutants and an unhealthy diet, women may struggle to maintain a healthy complexion. Here are some quick tips that can help to make your skin look healthier.

Minimal makeup – Wearing heavy makeup every day can cause your skin to discolor, get clogged or and cause acne. Leave heavy foundation for special events, and opt to go bare with just blush and mascara. Although this may seem daunting at first, after about a week or two, you will find that your skin looks a lot healthier because your skin has a chance to breathe.

Face cleansing – Cleansing your skin after a long workday, a night out or after the gym, is a must to remove makeup, dirt, and oil from your skin.

Sunscreen – Sun rays are harmful and can cause premature aging and skin cancer. Look at minimizing your sun exposure and wear a sunscreen with a moderate SPF rating every day.

Exfoliate your face – Exfoliating your face twice a week will help to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. Look at investing in an exfoliant that matches your skin type or make a homemade one with sugar, honey, and coconut oil.

Moisturize – The level of moisturizing you will need will depend on your skin type and how hydrated you are on a daily basis. Start by increasing your water intake for two weeks and then consider the texture of skin before investing in a moisturizer.

 

How to layer your skin care products before bed?

A good way to ensure your skin looks its best is to start a skin care routine that suits your life style and skin care needs. Here are some smart tips to help you layer your skincare products better before you go to bed.

Cleanser – To deliver ingredients to your skin, you will need to ensure your skin is clean and free of dirt and makeup. Start off by using a good quality cleanser to remove any dirt, sweat, and makeup from your skin. Look at investing in a gentle cream, gel, or foaming cleanser.

Exfoliate – Avoid exfoliating daily as this can cause the surface of the skin to get damaged. Look at exfoliating your skin twice a week to gently remove dead skin cells and dirt that may block pores.

Treatment products – If you suffer from stubborn acne, age spots, uneven texture look at investing in a few facial treatment products. Look at products with benzoyl peroxide, retinoid, topical acne medication and prescription creams to treat your skin while you sleep. To provide intense treatment for scarring, consider applying a mask at least twice a month before bed.

Serums – Serums are great to provide concentrated treatment to smaller areas on your skin.

Eye creams – Eye creams can brighten and boost collagen under and around the eye. Remember that the skin near your eye is thinner and delicate so always use your ring finger to apply creams in gentle strokes.

Moisturizer – Look at applying a light daily moisturizer and a heavier night cream to give your skin the moisture and the ingredients that it needs to look its best.

4 lessons everyone should know about makeup

When your makeup goes on right, you will be on cloud nine, but there are days that putting on your liquid liner can take forever. Here are a few tips to help you get your makeup right; every time.

Invest in great tools – Expensive makeup brushes are well worth the cost as they will help you apply your makeup better. Here are the eight brushes you will need; Foundation brush, Concealer brush, Fluffy powder brush, Blush brush, Small blending brush, Flat eyeshadow brush, Precision angle brush and a Lip brush. Not only will your makeup glide on smoothly, but you will also use less makeup.

Mix primer with your foundation – If simplicity is key, look at mixing your foundation and primer to ensure you have a more natural look that still covers your imperfections. If you have oily skin, look at using a damp sponge to apply your foundation. The damp brush will apply less oil from the foundation on to your skin, making your skin less oily.

Conceal your flaws – If you want to conceal your flaws like acne, redness or dark circles look at applying opposite colors to the areas you want to change. For example, for redness look at green concealer and for dark circles look at orange concealer.

Flatter your face shape – Learn how to contour your face to enhance its shape and features. As a rule, remember that anything lighter in an area will make it more prominent and anything darker will make that area recede.

 

Diesel Brand Profile

Diesel S.p.A. (commonly referred to as Diesel) is a luxury Italian fashion brand specializing in luxury casual clothing, footwear, and accessories. The brand places an emphasis on passion, individuality, and self-expression in its clothes. Founded by Renzo Rosso in 1978, jeans and other denim items have been a staple of the brand since its inception. Even today, denim items sold by Diesel are produced exclusively in Rosso’s home country of Italy.

Rosso began working at Italian fashion brand Moltex in 1976, purchased a 40% share in the company two years later, and began producing jeans under the Diesel name. In 1985, Rosso bought out the other investors, making himself the sole owner of the company. In the mid-1990s, Rosso began to open flagship Diesel stores in major markets around the world, including stores in New York City, San Francisco, Rome, London, Berlin, Barcelona, and Paris.

Diesel goes beyond a brand of clothing and accessories, however. Numerous collaborations with other enterprises – including forays into jewelry with Fossil, cosmetics with L’Oreal, headphones with Monster and strollers with Bugaboo, as well as their in-house collections of children’s clothing and home goods – make Diesel into a lifestyle. Known for their surreal ads that focus more on experience than products, Diesel asks viewers to participate in decoding the information presented. Producing casual clothing for a luxury audience, Diesel targets a high-end retail market focused on individuality and comfort but which doesn’t want to sacrifice quality.


Article written by Dev Randhawa. Dev Randhawa is a US-based fashion blogger who writes about modern trends driving men’s fashion.

 

The girl’s guide to face masks

Including a weekly face mask to your skin care routine can help all types of skin conditions from dry, oily, acne-prone, and aging skin. Here is a list of three different facial masks that can help with different skin conditions.

Clay and charcoal masks – For those who have oily or acne prone skin a clay mask is a good choice. Clay masks are good for drawing out impurities, detoxifying, and deep cleaning your pores. However, for those who have dry or combination skin, a clay mask will tend to dry out areas cause peeling. For those with acne-prone skin look at clay masks with natural tea tree oil to kill bacteria and soothe acne.

Exfoliating masks – To remove dead skin cells, look at exfoliation masks that require physical rubbing. Some masks may contain chemical exfoliants like lactic, glycolic, and salicylic acid, which are good at removing dead skin cells. If you are looking at a product that is more natural, look at an enzyme masks, as they eat away dead skin cells from your skin. Exfoliating masks are great to tighten, brighten and slow aging while removing excess oil which reduces acne.

Sheet masks – Sheet masks are disposable masks that are pre-cut and are made with fibers or gels and include ingredients packed with collagen, retinol, and peptides. Such masks are great for aging skin and to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Sheet masks will also brighten, tighten skin, hydrate and clean out pores.

10 secrets to long, thick, shiny hair

We all know that hair takes a long time to grow, but if you want to jump start the process here are some simple tips that will help you grow your hair faster.

Go sulfate free – Choose a sulfate free shampoo formula as it contains less harsh chemicals that will help preserve your hair’s natural oils. When lathering your hair, concentrate on the scalp and less on the hair.

Stimulate your scalp – Increase your scalp circulation, by massaging your scalp for at least 30 seconds before washing your hair.

Condition – When hair is well hydrated, you will have less split ends which will mean you will need fewer

Brushing – Avoid brushing your hair as it can create more split ends. Look at combing your hair with a wide-tooth plastic comb and using a round brush when blow drying.

Stop sizzling – Hot tools will fry your cuticles and cause damage to growth. Instead look at using ceramic irons that give you the chance to regulate heat settings.

Flatten it out – To fake length, blow dry your hair and straighten it for special occasions.

Choose products wisely – Less frizz may make your hair look longer.

Clip it in – Hair extensions are a great affordable alternative to add Just make sure that the ones you choose are similar to your hair’s texture and avoid going too long on the length.

Steer clear of scissors – Haircuts will not increase growth, instead wait as long as you can between trims.

Restore with Keratin – Keratin will smooth out your hair and add a protective layer to reduce further damage.

The seven sins of style

Article written by Sid Solomon

Style changes according to our personalities and bodies. However, there are a few style sins that will always apply to everyone. Here are the seven sins of style.

Sin 1 – Dressing inappropriately – It is important that you dress according to the occasion. For example, it does not show respect to the bride and the groom if you arrive as a guest to their wedding wearing denim. Therefore be mindful of the occasion and when in doubt ask the host.

Sin 2- Quantity over quality – You may feel that you have accomplished a lot when you walk out of a store with bags of items that are cheap. However, you will save a lot if you spend money on quality pieces that will last you a few seasons.

Sin 3 – Being uncomfortable – If you find it hard to walk in a sky-high pair of heels or a dress that is a few inches too short, it is best to wear something else and feel comfortable.

Sins 4 – Following every trend – Do your research on a new trend, if you find yourself rushing to buy new fashion trends and then realizing that it doesn’t suit you.

Sin 5 – Wearing the wrong size – Avoid buying clothing that is a size or two too small or too big as it will only end up in the donation pile.

Sin 6 – Dressing without balance – It is a good rule to remember that if you are showing the upper half of your body, make sure your lower half is covered and vice verse. This will make balance your entire look.

Sin 7 – Showing up ungroomed – Outfits can look horrible if you have not shaved, show up with messy hair or makeup or your nails are chipped.

 

Top Women’s Shoes 2017

Women’s footwear has taken a fashion step forward in 2017. All shoe genres have enjoyed a major facelift this year. The latest trend in dress shoes is statement heels.

Stilettos used to be the only heels with a spotlight on them, but heels of all heights and widths are sporting pops of vibrant color and exciting prints. They can be found in all manner of shapes, from thin to chunky, square to round, and still others in elaborate designs.

When cold weather hits, boots of all lengths and colors are still very much in, especially if they feature a slight slouch, feminine laces, or pointed toes.

2017 has brought us a revival of some of old classics: the clear plastic look, and Mary Janes and loafers in all manner of heels, colors and prints. Speaking of prints, they are very hot in 2017 on anything from flats and sandals to heels and boots. Joining prints are the trends of bold patterns, bright glitter, and glowing colors.

If you feel like you have been asked to put style before comfort for far too long, you will be delighted to learn that fur-lined sandals are now not only acceptable but actively encouraged.

These luxurious slip ons range from Athleisure to high fashion. 2017 should be called “The Year of the Shoe”, says Dev Randhawa, because women’s footwear is definitely the star of every outfit right now.

6 Street style trends that are worth wearing

Adapting new trends can be expensive, since trends often move out as fast as they came in, leaving you with little time to wear your pieces. However, here are a few trends that are simple and well worth your investment.

  1. Silk pieces – Silk pieces are on trend this season and come in the form of cami’s or slinky slip dresses. Pair your pieces with a leather jacket and girly curls to give your look a bold yet feminine look.
  2. Mom jeans – Moms jeans are back on trend. Look for denim that is straight legged, distressed, ankle length and waist high. The added benefit of owning these jeans is that they are very flattering and can be dressed up with ankle boots or dressed down with sandals.
  3. Cold shoulders and one-shoulders – This fall trend is flirty and comfortable. Look for dresses and tops that show off your shoulders, in printed and striped fabrics.
  4. The flat mule – The flat mule is a convenient shoe that is great for cooler or warmer months. Look for them in neutral shades to match your mules with almost anything.
  5. Circle bags – These bags are chic and will elevate your entire look. For those who need more space, opt for a large circle bag that will fit almost anything.

Chokers – The 90’s have made a comeback with the arrival of the choker. Find yours in black velvet, skinny, gold, or layered. Wear your choker with a T-shirt, blazer or a slinky dress for instant sex appeal.

6 Tricks that will make your hair look fuller and thicker

If you have hair that often looks limp and lifeless, here are 6 tricks that will give your hair a serious boost that will last throughout the entire day.

Use an egg-size amount of mousse – Mousse is a great way to add volume. Avoid the crunchy feel of mousse by applying it on wet hair, starting from the base of your hair. Then finish off by working your mousse from root to strands.

Use your fingers when blow-drying your hair – Start blow-drying your hair with your fingers, to get the majority of water out of your hair. Once your hair is 80% dry, finish off your style with a brush.

Switch your part for an instant root lift – Try switching your part to give your locks an instant lift. If you part is to the right, simply flip your hair over to the left.

Condition your hair before you shampoo – Sometimes soft and sleek hair can make for hair that has less hold and volume. Therefore either condition your hair before you shampoo or omit the process entirely.

Tease your hair in small sections and spray it with hairspray – Teasing is a great trick to create volume at your roots. Start by holding hair in small sections and then back comb gently towards your head.

Twist your hair in small sections and pin it up while you sleep – Twist your hair with bobby pins or hair ties overnight. Simply blow dry in the morning and take your pins/ hair ties out. Then style with some hairspray to hold your volume.