How to Eliminate Stretch Marks

November 30, 2011 by  
Filed under Beauty Tips, Uncategorized

Are you struggling with getting rid of stretch marks? Stretch marks are usually caused by pregnancy or weight gain and loss. Stretch marks happen when the skin is stretched due to weight gain or pregnancy. When the weight is loss the skin does not tighten back up on its own, it needs some help. Here are some tips for getting rid of stretch marks.

If at all possible, start combating against stretch marks as soon as possible. The earlier you start treatment the better the results. There are plenty of over the counter creams and lotions that claim to get rid of stretch marks. Most of these creams and lotions do not work however. When purchasing an over the counter cream or lotion you should look for the product to contain Retin – A (Tretinoin). Retin-A has been clinically proven to reduce the presence of stretch marks.

There are many home remedies that can help as well. Exercise will help to get rid of the stretch marks. By toning your muscles you help you skin become more firm. Eat plenty of Vitamin C and E in your diet. These vitamins promote good tissue growth. You can rub cocoa butter, vitamin E, olive oil, or Vic’s Vapor Rub on your stretch marks.

Aside from these lotions and home remedies there is still one option you may want to consider. You may want to consider a dual laser treatment. Laser treatments are preformed in a doctor’s office and stimulate new collagen and elastic fiber growth. After about 3 to 5 treatments the marks should significantly reduce if not disappear completely. The downside to these laser treatments is the cost. Each laser treatment usually runs around $395.

Does the sun clear up skin blemishes?

October 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Common Beauty Myths

Myth: Sun clears up skin blemishes.
Question: Does the sun clear up skin blemishes?

Our Answer: Everyone wants to have clear and clean skin. Although mother nature has a different plan for our bodies and skin, there are certain things that you should and should not do to attempt the ultimate clearing of skin blemishes. So, in this passage we will attempt to answer the question, will the sun help me to clear up skin blemishes?

It is a fact that when one gets any amount of significant sun exposure the skin tends to tan, even burn. This causes the skin to dry. Blemishes, pimples and other skin irritants dry and slowly fade. Initially you would think that the drying of the skin and the temporary removal of blemishes is a good thing, right? Well, the fact is, the sun dries these blemishes only temporarily and damages the good skin cells that reside in your skin. After the sun exposure, you skin is dry and your skin reacts to this state with an overproduction of oils. This overproduction can lead to an even more severe breakout later, a couple days after.

It is better to avoid extreme sun exposure and use sunscreens and other cosmetics that contain sun blocking agents. Find a better way to cleanse the skin and avoid temporary solutions like the sun. They tend to do more harm than good, at least that’s our opinion.

Will shaving cause hair to grow back thicker?

July 7, 2009 by  
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Shaving GirlMyth: Shaving will cause the hair to come back thicker.

Question: Will shaving cause hair to grow back thicker?

Our Answer: Body hair is something that certain men and women are consistently battling over a lifetime. Some believe that in order to be beautiful or good looking, having a smooth hairless body is required. Americans and people all over the world spend countless dollars on hair-removal products, razors, etc. People buy these products to temporarily rid themselves of the unwanted body-hair. When one shaves, does it cause the hair to grow back thicker?

No. Sorry to have come out with it so bluntly. Shaving your body will not cause the hair to grow back thicker. Some people swear that this is happening. What is actually happening is all hairs in a specific region are shaved to the same level and all grow back together. The hairs appear to be more stubby and thicker. Naturally hairs fall out consistently, once shaven they have the chance to grow back together.

The fact is, your body is genetically programmed to grow a certain amount of hair. This is something we cannot escape. However, there are procedures that can stop your body from producing hair in a certain area. Laser surgery, etc.

Is Soap Bad For Your Skin?

July 3, 2009 by  
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Myth: Soap is bad for your skin.
Question: Is soap bad for your skin?

Our Answer: There are hundreds of Americans that believe that soap is actually bad for your skin. There are countless people who actually avoid using certain, if not all soaps because of this theory. So, the big question: Is soap really bad for your skin? Before you stop using soap please read the following to ensure that soap is not really bad for your skin.

Overall, soap is not bad for your skin. Now before you run away and take that as the final answer please read on. Sometimes, depending on your individual skin type there might be certain brands or formulations that your skin might not react well to. For example if a certain type or brand of soap leaves your skin very dry or excessively oily then that is usually a good indicator that that specific brand might not be for you. Its important to find the soap type that works with your skin, because if you do not wash your skin it will become dirty and aggressive and unpleasant skin conditions can form.

In the past it was believed that soap was bad for you because soap was made primarily of animal fats, vegetable oils. But, this has never actually be proven.

How To Eliminate Dark & Puffy Eyes

February 7, 2008 by  
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So you have dark circles, and puffy eyes? This is an all-too common problem with women today. These horrible spots can be caused by a number of different things, each of which has its own solution or treatment. So, be honest with youself and lets fix this problem.

Become Gorgeous explains that dark circles are caused vy sun damage, veins and capillaries that show through your skin, irritation, and the natural dark pigment that can occour in this area. In addition dark spots can be caused by natural eyeshadows that made the eye area appear to me darker.

Take a trip over to Become Gorgeous for the foll article on how to eliminate dark circles and puffy eyes. This artcle explains how to get rid of them, how to stop puffy eyes in the morning and total prevention.

How To Find The Best Lipstick

September 2, 2007 by  
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Finding the best lipstick for you can be more difficult than you think. With all the different brands, shades and styles you could spend a good amount of money trying to locate that one shade that fits your personality and style perfectly. Your lipstick could make you look fake, alright, or even stupid. We have found an impressive resource for finding that perfect lipstick for you. All you have to do is follow some easy steps. There are eleven steps in all, you can check out this neat site by following the link posted below.

  Remember, if you have any suggestions on how to find that perfect lipstick, please leave it as a comment below. There are hundreds of women out there looking for your suggestions.

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Finding Your Skin Type

May 29, 2007 by  
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Finding your specific skin type can mean the difference in choosing various skin creams and treatments. Make a mistake and buy the wrong product for your skin types and often you can do more harm than good. In this quick beauty tip, you will learn how to identify your specific skin type. This way you can buy products that directly relate to your skin type.

The type of skin you have can vary, but it directly relates to the activity of sebaceous or oil producing glands. Some skin produces an abundance of oils, and others not enough. As stated at the Beauty Cosmetic Guide here are your various skin types.

Normal Skin: Balanced Skin. It is neither oily nor dry. It has a translucent, soft, smooth texture and a healthy glow.
Dry Skin: The subaceous glands are less active. The skin lacks both oil and moisture. It is fine textured and fragile as it is vulnerable to changes to temperature and humidity. It flakes easily and develops early lines and wrinkles.
Oily Skin: The subaceous glands are over active. The skin has a greasy shine. The texture is coarse due to enlarged pores. It is prone to clogged pores, blackheads, pimples and acne.
Sensitive Skin: Sensitive skin can be easily irritated. Typical reactions are itching, burning, chafing and stinging. After a wash a wash it feels dry and itchy in places. By midday there are flaky patches and some redness. Occasionally break out in spots.
Combination Skin: The skin has a greasy area, while surrounding areas are dry. The T-zone consists of forehead, nose and chin are usually greasy. The cheeks and area around eyes are dry. This is the most common skin type.

Now that you know the various skin types, you can take the quick survey to determine your specific skin type. Please visit the Beauty Cosmetic Guide.

Tweezing Your Eyebrows – Tips

March 16, 2007 by  
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Keeping yourself beautiful is very important and is best achieved by getting down to the details. Tweezing your eyebrows is a very important way to keep yourself looking and feeling great with minimal effort. For example, by simply tweezing your eyebrows it creates a stunning center to your face while eliminating flaws.

Free Beauty Tips has come up with some awesome tips to make the most of Tweezing. For example a tip offered was: Tweeze immediately after showering or apply a hot washcloth to loosen hair follicles. This is a great tip because it is something that so many women do not do. They hack away and cause redness and discomfort.

Be sure to check out all of their tips. It’s a short article and can man the world of difference when it comes to Tweezing Eyebrows.