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If you would like to successful combat the effects of aging and sun-damage, then you may be considering your cosmetic options. If you are unsure of which procedure to go for when it comes to the wide variety available nowadays, please use this post as a helpful guide that aims to explain the advantages and the results offered by photorejuvenation treatments.
One of the most common and popular form of photorejuvenation procedures is IPL or Intense Pulsed Light and this is a type of cosmetic dermatology that is used to improve the texture and tone of your skin. As well as this treatment having the benefit of improving almost every and any problem that effects the overall look and structure of your skin, the treatment is also preferred because it causes very little discomfort and therefore it does not take very long to recover from it. In addition, it is also considered one of the most cost-effective treatments available at the moment, and has the bonus advantage of being non-ablative which means you can have this type of treatment with other therapies including laser resurfacing and microdermabrasion for the most effective results.
What Happens During A Photorejuvenation Appointment?
During an IPL appointment, multiple pulses of light are shined over your skin to penetrate into the deepest layers. The light is turned into heat energy and is absorbed into the blood vessels, sun spots and dark spots beneath the skin’s surface. Another benefit and advantage of this process is that it stimulates collagen production which decreases the signs of skin imperfections. After having the treatment, you will notice that the size of pore has decreased, your skin has a more even tone and there are the sings of overall appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, redness, acne, broken blood vessels, discolouration and age spots has dramatically diminished.
As well as being very cost effective, IPL photorejuvenation is one of very few cosmetic skin treatments that are non-invasive. As the actual treatment causes little pain or discomfort there is little to no recovery time required after sessions. This is because the treatment does not damage your skin’s external layers meaning less pain during and less chance of side effects after an appointment. The vast majority of photorejuvenation patients are able to return to their normal routine after their appointment has finished.
As previously stated above, if you are worried about the price of photorejuvenation treatments compared to other treatments, it is actually one of the most affordable kinds. As the majority of physicians will encourage and recommend patients to have more than one appointment of treatment, you can save a great deal of money as these are normally charged at a lower price. One of the biggest advantages is that it is one of the cheapest treatments, but also the most effective at producing long-lasting results, which reduces the amount of treatments you will have to have in the future, further saving you money.
The role of accessories in fashion will always be an important one and they are often the best way to express your individuality. Whether it is a chunky bracelet, oversized shades or that nice clutch bag, it is really up to you as an individual and that is why we are so fascinated and obsessed with them.
Who hasn’t been in the situation where they want to just throw together an outfit without thinking about it too much but so it doesn’t appear lazy or sloppy? It would be easy to guess that many people reading this blog have yearned for that sort of situation. This is when having the right accessories in your collection can really be helpful. Accessories can lift a very plain and ordinary looking outfit into something much more glamorous and classy. There are generally no hard and fast rules about what you can and can’t do with accessories, so experiment as much as you want.
It is worth considering that accessories in fashion are divided into two different categories – the ones we wear and the ones we carry. While accessories that you wear include sunglasses, belts, shoes, shawls and all different sorts of jewellery; accessories that you carry include mainly bags, although things such as purses and umbrellas also count too.
It is handy to have some well-chosen accessories when you need to refresh your wardrobe, but can’t and don’t want to spend money to change all your outfits. Even outfits you have worn time after time will look different if you use the right accessories. We all know that the choices we make concerning the clothes we wear reflect our personality and style, but did you know that the same is true of accessories? It is even possible that accessories highlight this to an even greater extent.
One great type of accessory that can really make you stand out is Monica Vinader bracelets. The Spanish born Vinader’s gold and sterling silver designer charm bracelets epitomise the idea of individuality using accessories. They are exquisitely designed and based on colour, nature and her many travels and feature semi-precious stones hand cut. As well as being loved by customers around the world in general and often given as heartfelt gifts to loved ones, they are also loved by fashion conscious celebrities
The ideas behind Monica Vinader bracelets, like any other charm bracelets, is that you can add, swap and take away parts of the bracelet to reflect how you are feeling or to get a certain look. It can be fun to collect different precious stones in different colours and if you are really interested, there are many different meanings behind each type of stone. It’s that constant change that is possible with charm bracelets that makes them so desirable. If you have enough pendants in your collection, there is no limit to the number of different looks you will be able to achieve, without having to buy a ridiculous amount of separate and completely different bracelets.
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We all like to treat ourselves now and again, right? Whether it’s for a big event, well done on a promotion or just because we can; everyone loves some luxury pampering. However, visiting the spa can be a daunting experience. Do potato facials really make you beautiful, and who would possibly want fish nibbling their feet? With the beauty industry moving quicker than any other, it’s nearly impossible to keep up with all the latest trends. Never fear, here are the top luxury beauty treatments you really need to try right now.
Non-Surgical Face Lifts
Surgical treatments are on the way out, yippee! Taking the place of needles and pain comes some innovative new ways to banish crows feet and diminish wrinkles. Laser resurfacing and rejuvenation facials are the in thing for 2014, for those who want a fresher, younger look. Even celebrities are admitting that surgery has started to make them look more dummy than dolly. Cancel your botox party ladies and book yourself in for something a lot less excruciating.
The Gold Facial
We cannot believe it has finally happened; the perfect combination of sparkly precious metals and beautifying treatments. Many of these gold facials are in the top price bracket (honestly, £1,000 for a beauty treatment) but there are some cheaper options available. If you’re planning on glamming up on a budget then opt for a facial cream that contains tiny flecks of gold, instead of the 24 carat gold face mask that celebrities are currently coveting.
Seaweed is not just good for your insides, it is good for your outsides too! There has been a rise in popularity for seaweed based treatments to firm, brighten and pamper the skin. Keturah Facials such as the Luminous C & Sea combine seaweed with other active ingredients to remove fine lines, strengthen skin and provide a luminous glow. Much healthier than crispy seaweed from the local chinese takeaway.
Men’s Beauty Treatments
2014 is the year of the well groomed man. You may be racing your partner to the spa if this trend continue to rise, as more and more men opt for beauty treatments instead of a booze filled pub session. Thanks to beaus such as Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling, men around the world are desperate to recreate a fresh skinned and wrinkle-free glow. Although he might well keep it a secret and tell you that he’s going out with ‘the lads’, you can be sure the man in your life is heading to the salon in reality.
You can thank the beautiful Jessica Alba for the popularity of the organic and environmentally friendly beauty treatments. Everything from organic carrots to ethically sourced chocolate are now being used in beauty treatments worldwide. If you want to feel good and do good then this is one luxury pampering treat you need right away.
That’s all we have for you right now, but we’re sure these will keep you going for some time. Especially with the price tag of some of them! Remember, use them as a treat for those special occasions, instead of blowing your rent money every week.
Winter weather can be the skin’s worst enemy. Not only can it cause itching and scratching, winter can make it dry, flaky, cracked, and sore. Not fun for anybody! Luckily, there are things you can do to make sure that your skin doesn’t get that far, by simply following a few do’s and don’ts. A little bit of effort is all you need to put in to have lovely looking skin all year round!
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Taking Care of Your Skin in Winter: Do’s
- Use a body brush to keep lymphatic drainage working, your blood flow pumping, and your skin soft and supple.
- Exfoliate with a body scrub 2-3 times per week to rid your body of dead skin cells and instantly make it appear brighter.
- Make sure you use a moisturising soap or body wash, and not one that dries out your skin. Dove is a great brand!
- Pat yourself dry, never rub.
- Apply a creamy body butter or moisturiser immediately after drying, or your skin could feel tight and sore.
- Exfoliate your face twice a week with a facial exfoliator.
- Consider switching your moisturiser for one especially made for dry skin.
- If you have lines and wrinkles around the eyes, use an eye cream.
- Use a hydrating face mask once a week to give your collagen and cells and extra boost for plumpness and brightness.
- Always wear gloves to protect your hands, and apply a hand cream regularly.
- Use a cuticle oil to moisturise and protect your nails and skin around your nails.
- Always include your feet in your exfoliating and moisturising routine.
- Exfoliate dry skin from your lips with a lip scrub or an old toothbrush.
- Apply a thick lip balm every night before bed, and use one in the day when you can.
Taking Care of Your Skin in Winter: Don’ts
- Spend longer than 10 minutes in a shower.
- Try to keep your water warm, not too hot, as this can strip your skin of it’s natural oils.
- Use a male’s shaving cream. Buy a shaving cream especially for women to have silky smooth legs.
- Wait to moisturise after a bath or shower. This can really wreak havoc on your skin.
- Use a face wash with harsh ingredients. Use a gentle cleanser in the winter months, like one from DermalSense.
- Use the wrong products on your skin. Always use products suited to your skin type, and remember that your skin type can change with the seasons. Using a dry cleanser on oily skin can cause big problems, so make sure you pay attention to the changes.
- Apply lipstick to chapped lips, as this can make them even worse and cause them to look old. Always exfoliate lips before applying anything.
- Forget to buy products containing SPF. Just because it’s not summer, doesn’t mean our skin won’t get damaged from the harmful rays and free radicals in the environment.
- Think that you’re too young for a good skin routine. You can never be too young; starting early is best to prevent wrinkles, imperfections, and other problems down the line!
Now you’re fully equipped with the knowledge to take care of your dry winter skin – go ahead and show it who’s boss!
I love wearing jewelry. Any of my friends or family can attest to it. I actually remember a friend of mine once asking me why I wore so much jewellery. “Sarah, why are you wearing so much jewellery anyway?” she said. I can’t remember what I said, most likely something standoffish or remote because I have a vague memory of feeling a bit hurt by the comment. Now I realize at the time I was young and I didn’t have an answer because I just didn’t know myself well enough. I’ve thought about that question from time to time over the years and if I was asked that question again I would look him or her in the eye and bravely say, “It’s because jewellery makes me feel beautiful and powerful of spirit, and it’s a chance to showcasemy inner characteristics; Like wearing your heart on your sleeve, except more like wearing your sense of humour or confidence around your neck or on your ears or wrist!”
Of course I’m not so lucky as to get that chance again; or as well spoken to be able to pull that off in front of anybody but the page or a mirror. That being said, I’m thankful for that awkward moment so many years ago because it made me look at myself and think about the reasons behind what came so naturally to me.
Something about the metal silver speaks to me. It’s shiny and beautiful. It’s smooth and looks especially fantastic in its contrast with black, which I adore, but also with any colour of the rainbow. I feel like a rock star when I put on multiple chunky silver rings and like a princess when I wear something delicate and solitary. Silverjewelry has the power to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Buy handmade silver jewelry to strike any mood and for any person; it is the super metal!
If you’re like me and boarder on multiple personalities it is perfect because you can exhibit each and every different style and taste. I am influenced all the time by the things I see everyday and I like to incorporate them into my look. There is no easier way to do this than with my favorite material silver, and through jewelry. Unless of course I have the chance to rock my super awesome scarf, chunky sweater, leather pants and motorcycle jacket! (But even then I would rock some silver jewelry.)
My office job would not support this individualism so I choose to assert my individuality in the bland world of financials through jewelry, because even CEO’s, accountants and bankers, (sometimes especially CEO’s, accountants and bankers), can appreciate handmade silver jewelry. So I recommend iCraft handmade gifts when people ask me where I got my latest find.