Face Care Routine

Women who wear makeup - see Uma Thurman - should carry out a routine of cleansing, toning and moisturing turn back the clock each evening, as well as washing the face in the morning. 5 Minute Makeover Cleansing will remove old make-up and the grime and grease that have been accumulated during the day. 
  • Remove mascara Lashes Unlimited with a cotton bud dipped in eye-dipped in eye-cleansing lotion. To make the job easier keep your hair off your face.
  • Remove the eyeshadow - Artistic Palletes - by gently wiping it off with a pad of clean cotton wool moistened with eye-cleansing lotion.
  • Pour a little face cleansing cream into the palm of one hand and dab it generously over the nose, chin, forehead and cheeks --- using two fingers of the other hand.
  • Massage the cream into the skin, starting under the throat, using a gentle upward motion.
  • Continue massaging the cream up to the forehead, using the fingertips.
  • Gently massage the cream from the eyes to the nose.
  • Massage cream back over the chin, which is particularly prone to blackheads. Use the index finger.
  • Remove the cream from the face with tissue pads in each hand. Start under the chin and work over the cheeks and on to the forehead
Toners remove all traces of dirt, make-up or cleanser that remain after cleansing. 
  • Immediately after cleansing apply toner to the forehead and cheeks on a pad of corron wool
  • Apply the toner to the crevices around the nose.
  • Apply the toner to the crevices around the chin.
Without moisture, the skin will not remain smooth and supple. The face is exposed to the drying effect of the weather, so moisturisers -- which form a film over the skin -- contain and augment the natural moisture.

  • Using the tips ofthe fingers, dot moisturising cream lightly all over the face.
  • Press the fingers of both hands into the centre of the forehead and work the cream slowly outwards. Pat the cream gentlyaround the eyes.
  • Work the cream around the jawline, chin and mouth with the middle fingers of both hands.
  • Massage the cream over the throat with alternating hands, using upward strokes from collar-bone to chin.

Picture Perfect Gorgeous Women

By Anna Lynn C. Sibal ©2006
Nicole Kidman picture perfect
Technology is great. There are a number of software out there that can take your photo, let you add some, cut away some, make a few stretches, adjust colors, and then voila! Your image is picture perfect.

Anyone can look photogenic with a few tweaks on any photo editing software. Because pictures can last a lifetime, can create lasting impressions, and can make or break careers, a lot of people go through various means to make sure that they look good when they face the camera, and that the resulting snapshot is to their liking. Retouching the photograph is often the way to go.

But what is not commonly known is that anyone can look smashingly gorgeous on a photograph without subjecting it to any photo-editing technique.

So, what are the secrets to becoming picture perfect? Read on and learn some of them...

Your Makeup.
A shiny face due to the skin's oil secretions does not look nice and says a lot about your neatness. It looks even worse on a photograph because it reflects the light. To minimize the shine, avoid using makeup that shimmer or have a shiny texture on the face. Use a matte finish foundation as base for your makeup and dab face powder on your skin to set the makeup and minimize the shine. Try to keep your colors not too bright or vivid, because they will look jarring on the photograph. Medium-color eye shadow works for this purpose. To keep everything neat on your face, use longer-lasting, waterproof and smudge-proof cosmetics. Also, put lip balm or lip cream on before applying your lipstick, and opt for a cream-formula lipstick with a medium shade.

Your Hair.
The basic thing to do to achieve picture-perfect hair is to wash your hair and make sure it is clean before appearing for a photo shoot. If you are going to have it styled, make sure that the hairstyle complements your face, and avoid funky hairstyles that will make your head seem wider or smaller than it actually is. Avoid pulling your hair back too much as well unless you wish to appear older on the photograph. Go for the natural look and try not to use styling products that will make your hair stand stiffly. If your hair is dyed or highlighted and you are going to retouch it before your photo shoot, choose a color that looks nice against your complexion.

Your Clothes.
The outfit that you ought to wear for your photo shoot should complement your figure. Choose a number that enhances your figure, with a neckline that complements your face. Do not wear colors that do not suit you, and completely avoid patterns on your clothes that are too bold, too bright or too large. These patterns are the ones that will float on the photograph, rather than your face and person. Never wear white for a photo shoot unless you are a bride on your wedding day, because white will make you look larger and will draw attention from your face. Also, do not be afraid to accessorize. A bit of jewelry and trinkets though not too much will lend style and elegance to your person on your photograph.

Your Smile.
Pearly white teeth are much desired when smiling for the camera. Use teeth whitener or see your dentist for this. Also, when you smile for the camera, smile as if you are in love. Think of the person that you love before the camera clicks. Or if you do not have someone right now, think of something funny. Your smile and your eyes will glow in a lovely way on the photograph.

A picture paints a thousand words and a face can launch a thousand ships as literary adages would have it. Make yourself picture-perfect. It is not so hard to do and you will love the results.

Oily Skin Care

Dealing with an Oily Complexion

By Kathryn M. D'Imperio 
You've just washed your face and ten minutes later, voila, your skin feels oily all over again. Sound familiar? Prepare yourself to glow with confidence, even if your skin usually has an oily shine. Relax and follow a few simple steps and you'll soon be on your way to drier, cleaner-feeling skin that glows with radiance!

When trying to look your best, having oily skin can pose quite the dilemma. Having your picture taken when you've forgotten your powder compact can be a nightmare. The shine from your face may appear in your photograph as well, giving your visage a glossier look than is natural. In hopes of clearing up your complexion, you may worry about what kind of moisturizer to use, which cleansing products and which types of makeup. First things first - decide if you'll be using a liquid or a powder makeup product to combat your complexion conundrum. If you opt for a liquid foundation, select one in your skin tone that is specially formulated for oily skin.

If you don't like the way it feels to cover your entire face with liquid makeup, a pressed powder compact can really tone down the shiny look that results from an oily complexion. Check out powder compacts in your local drug store if you've got a budget to consider. If you have a little more cash to burn or if you really want a nice compact, consider checking out the designer makeup in department stores. If you need help picking out the right color for your skin tone, you can request assistance from a cosmetologist in the department store.

To battle this annoying skin problem, always try to keep some pressed or loose powder handy. Wash your face in the morning and before bed, and up to once or twice additionally if necessary. Do be careful not to over-wash your face, as too much cleansing may cause excessive dryness and flaking. 

To further tend to your complexion, complete the following steps:
  • Drink lots of fluids - especially water.
  • Follow a balanced diet, and consume low-fat foods, fruits and veggies.
  • Enjoy a diet rich in proteins but avoid excessive amounts of salty and sugary foods. This includes chocolate and junk food! (Sigh!)
  • Take vitamins.
  • Maintain a regular facial cleansing routine.
  • Use hot water when cleansing and avoid harsh cleansing products.
  • Use an astringent to deep cleanse your face.
  • Stick with oil-free makeup products.
  • Exercise as often as you can, and avoid wearing makeup while doing so.
  • As tough as it may be, try not to touch your skin unnecessarily.
  • Change your pillowcase more often to prevent residue from clogging your pores overnight.
  • Exfoliate with a facial scrub product a minimum of once a week.
  • Apply a facial mud masque at least once a week to zap the oil from your skin.

Secrets To Make You Look Younger

Easy exercising - Get fit when you feel like it

By Kathryn M. D'Imperio
Easy Exercising
Do you want to look young and stay beautiful even when you are in your mid 30 or 40 and up? Even if you are jump up with all the workloads and other task or perhaps you stressed, don't fret.

Maintaining beauty and health is easy with these simple secrets:

Secret 1
For your hair styles, keep your hair short or mid-length avoid having too long hair since you would make you look like an old witch. Try little bangs or even a side swept bangs, keeping your face visible and uncovered. You could also highlight your hair, or simply color them with black or dark brown, to cover up revealing white hairs.

Secret 2
For your face, use anti-aging products daily to reduce aging lines. Do not overdo your make up, keep it light, as more of pastel and light tone. Use brown shade lipsticks to make you look like 15 years ago. Never over pluck your eyebrows if you don't want to look like Cinderella's wicked stepmother.

Secret 3
Taking care of your teeth is the most important thing, to avoid permanent tooth loose. Keep it white and shinny by using teeth whitening products sold in the market. Regular dental check up is also essential, to take off tartar and cavities from coffee, tea, wine and other foods.

Secret 4
Exercise daily, concentrating on your cardio and eating in healthy ways. Maintain your proper body figure by keeping your ideal weight. Be in proper body posture, standing and sitting straight as well will keep you sexy and young looking.

Secret 5 Even if you're in a strenuous activity daily, always remember to get a real good sleep, atleast 8 hours at night. Your eyes will be the first evidence whether you're getting enough rest or not, so take good care and look young getting rid of those bugging eye bugs.

Black Hair

Should You Get Black Hair?

By Lynn Lopez
You might be thinking of getting a drastically new look. Most times, this only entails a change in your everyday makeup, a new haircut, or a few touch-ups to your wardrobe. What's really guaranteed to up your look's shock factor is getting a new hair color. If you've been a blonde all your life, turning brunette will turn heads. If you've never switched your brown hair color for any other shade, going a lot lighter will brighten up your appearance. But if you go with black hair, then that will definitely give you a whole new look.

Black hair can convey lots of different images. It could make you look like a total Goth girl or make you look like the perfect Oriental doll. Done right, it could make you look like a raven-haired goddess with long, cascading tresses.

Not everyone is cut out to sport black hair, though. Before you head to your stylist and declare your intentions to blacken your locks, go over these few guidelines first.
  • Black hair is your goal, but it's not advisable to choose a totally charcoal-black shade. Hairdressers say a really deep black sometimes makes hair look fake, so a dark brown-black shade would look better.
  • Consider your skin color. They say black goes with everything, and that's more or less true with black hair. You could have dark skin, have a glowing tan, or olive complexion and you're going to be able to pull off black hair just fine. Fair skin also does justice to black hair, but make sure you're not extremely pale, unless you really are going for a Goth look.
  • Take your cue from stars who have turned their manes black. While she's ordinarily gorgeous in every look she's experimented with, Angelina Jolie once looked sinister in black at the 2000 Oscars. Ashlee Simpson used to be an aspiring black-haired rocker chick when she emerged into the music scene. Britney Spears shocked everyone when she dyed her normally blond hair a stunning black. Burlesque artist Dita Von Teese is a natural blonde, but established her signature style with glossy black curls.
Having second thoughts about getting black hair? Get yourself accustomed to a darker hair color by getting a deep brown shade first. If it turns out gorgeous, let the color settle in for several months and give your hair time to relax before getting another treatment. Then you can launch your new look and go all out black.