Hey one and all. This blog is basically my findings on various things that would come of use in my daily life. I forget most of them and at times i remember them when I harrdly need 'em.Figured I could use these information only when its made visible to me without having to open a book or jot them down on papers.
So the idea to BLOG!!!Here are some of the essential tips & tricks,do's and don'ts for Men & Women alike...but most of them are for us women HAHAHAHA!!!!.........Men dont fret....u can always drop in your tried and tested everyday lifestyle ideas that pop-up in your brains. Make sure its logical and neat and readable ONLY then it gets POSTED.
SO read on...and do drop in some tips and tricks that i could use ....be it..home made recipes,beauty tips,furnishings,how to make a book holder..etc..etc....anything under the roof...no extra expense.
Another RACHAEL RAY in the making!!!
Stay Away From the Sun>>>>>
Did you ever notice that it is always the face and the hands that age the fastest! That's because of the exposure to sunlight. To prevent this, STAY OUT OF THE SUN. If you must, apply a good sun block, but it won't completely protect you from the aging process. Staying out of the sunshine is the only answer. By the time you reach your 40's, your skin will be thanking you. In fact, studies have shown that 90% of the aging process can be traced back to exposure to the sun.
Sunscreen Always >>>>>
If you must be outside, sunscreen every time you go out whether in summer or winter is essential. Remember, reapplication is necessary if you are spending long hours in the sun. An SPF of 30 only protects you for 30 minutes.
Take Care While Scrubbing>>>>>
I once read in a magazine recently that “to brighten a dull complexion, you should slough off the dead skin cells by rubbing your face briskly with a face cloth”. Using the face cloth is not the problem here- provided that it is soft …... but the "briskly" part worries me. If you are too rough, you can do more damage and even cause a few capillaries to break. What they described in the magazine is called exfoliation. So Exfoliate yes, but do it gently.
Keep Hair Spray & Shampoo off Your Face>>
Hair Spray is a product that can be both irritating and drying if it should come into contact with your face, so keep a tissue on your face during spraying. Whereas shampoos contain detergents that are stronger than the products that you use on your face, so try tipping your head backwards during rinsing and let the water flow down your back instead of your face.
Never Wear Makeup to the Gym>>>>>
With makeup on while exercising, sweat can easily transfer makeup through to your readily open pores and will eventually clog it. And your breakouts and problems will commence. It is even worse if you can't wash your face right after your workout.
Don’t Apply Makeup to Blemished Skin>>>>
Applying makeup over blemishes can only make the condition worse. The pores can become clogged more than they already are and the ingredients in the makeup can cause irritation leading to even more blemishes. Save the makeup for a very special occasion and remove it right after it’s over. Better yet look for non-comdogenic make-up or mineral make-up.
Don’t Forget Your Neck >>>>>
Everyone is so concerned about their face and rightly so. But, be sure to spend as much time caring for your neck as well. Nothing gives away your age as fast as an uncared for neck. So don’t stop at your face...be sure to cleanse, moisturize and treat your neck as well. That part of your body is as visible as your face and will give away your age in a snap!
No Accessories during Exercise >>>>>
Wearing a chain around your neck while exercising may cause a rash or an uncomfortable itching sensation. What is likely happening is that the perspiration is drawing out the nickel that is often present in jewelry. Your solution is to remove the necklace or trade up to a sterling silver chain or gold chain
Don’t Over Do Face Cleaning >>>>>
Did you know that you can do more damage by over cleaning your face than by almost anything else? So be gentle...don't over do it! Many people may slip into the blunder of doing too much cleaning or trying everything to clean the skin in the hope of putting a stop to skin baffling breakouts. This act on its own could cause new breakouts not to mention aggravating the existent ones. When this happens, your skin is telling you that you are doing two much and that you are stressing it out
Moisturize No Matter What >>>>>
Believe it or not, moisturizer does not moisturize your skin!! It seals in moisture that your face so desperately needs. So, before you apply your moisturizer, take a few minutes to mist your face with water. NOW, apply your moisturizer and you are set for the day. Many people think that because they have oily skins, moisturizers aren’t for them. Well they are wrong, every skin type needs moisture (Quiz Out, Your Skin Type), you just have to pick the right product and an Oil-free moisturizer will do the job.
Dull hair is a distressing condition out of which plenty of beautiful heads suffer. Today we are here to tell you why your hair is dull and what are your options for fixing it. So if you happen to have lifeless hair, please pursue.
Why Is My Hair So Dull?
• PRODUCT BUILD UP >>>>>
If Hair is lacking in shine, you might be suffering from build-up. This is when your hair becomes coated with a certain hair product that you use constantly and lavishly. Once the hair is coated, your problems will begin.
First of all, the moisture that our hair so desperately needs will not be able to permeate through the wall of product buildup. The moisture is then not able to find its way underneath the cuticle layer. The hair cannot then be conditioned.
Solution: Start by using a clarifying shampoo to remove stuck-on conditioners and styling products. After you wash and condition, try a quick cold-water rinse, many swear by it.
Conditioners with a little silicone can add shine, as can silicone serums; avoid leave-in conditioners and products that lend volume. Spray-on shine products work well, but don't overdo it, as they build up quickly and can look greasy.
• DAMAGED HAIR >>>>>
Another cause of dull hair is damage from processing or over brushing. Damaged hair cuticles don't lie flat, so they can't reflect much light.
Solution: For more on this problem, check "Different Hair Types" section on eSabaya for damaged/over processed hair and if your hair is dull because it's dry, see the section on “Dry hair”. If your hair is curly, keep in mind that you'll never get a really high shine -- it's just not physically possible.
Because it bends and twists, curly hair naturally can't reflect as much light as straight hair.
Adding Shine To Different Hair Types
Dull hair is usually the result of a scalp deprived of nutrients. Protein, vitamins and minerals are essential to healthy hair
. Try protein treatment every three to four days. Leave it on for five minutes after shampooing.
There are also Hair Fresheners that are specially formulated with vitamins, minerals and amino acids that help restore strength. Simply spray this aromatic conditioner onto your hair every day and let your scalp absorb its vitamins A, E, F, H, B3 and B8.
• FINE HAIR >>>>>
Look for a shampoo that has wheat proteins and polymers as ingredients. They coat the hair shaft, making it appear thicker. Learn to use spray volumizers. They are light enough to deposit a light mist of shine in droplets on the hair without wilting it.
• NORMAL HAIR>>>>>
Use a shampoo that has silk amino acids. It adds softness and repair hair structure. Lecithin restores hair texture. Gels and creams will add shine without weight. First, it's necessary to pour the product in your palm. Rub your hands together, and then lightly pat over head.
• THICK COARSE HAIR>>>>>
The best shine enhancers for this type of hair are old-fashioned pomades. They work not only to deliver shine, but to moisturize this type of hair, you must use heat-activated shampoo and deep condition at least weekly.
• STRAIGHT HAIR >>>>>
You're lucky as straight hair lies flat so light can reflect off it easily, giving the appearance of great shine. To keep your straight hair shiny, use a gentle shampoo and conditioner. Gentle products keep the hair's cuticle -the tiny "shingles" that line the hair - healthy.
A roughed-up cuticle diffuses light, detracting from shine. If you blow-dry, use a natural bristle brush and a blow-dryer on medium heat. When hair is dry, spray on a shine-enhancing spray to keep hair silky.
• CURLY HAIR>>>>>
You have more of a challenge as Curly hair is naturally dry so its cuticle is likely to be rough to begin with. Add to that its texture, so light has a difficult time reflecting from it.
To make your curls as shiny as possible, use moisturizing shampoo and conditioners, and be sure to trim fuzzy ends regularly. Apply your styling products to damp hair, shake hair gently, and then wind strands around your finger to shape them.
If you can, allow hair to air dry; if you must blow-dry, use a diffuser attachment. It’s essential that you touch your hair as little as possible, scrunching or tousling as you dry breaks up curl formation, diffusing light even more. When hair is dry, rub a few drops of a silicone shine serum between your palms, then gently smooth palms down the length of your curls.
How to buy your eye cream>>>>>
The eye area is subjected to blinking, rubbing, and squinting on a regular basis. Add to that list the fact that this area contains very little subcutaneous fat and no oil glands at all. Now that we know that delicate nature of the under eye area, it becomes clear that it has to be treated in a unique and special way.
So will any cream do for this special area? The answer is NO! It is very important to pick the right eye cream for your particular needs. So before you buy eye cream, read on to make a more educated and successful purchase.
The Right Formulation>>>>>
Decide on what you want your eye cream to do. There are creams that will smooth fine lines, minimize dark circles and even reduce puffiness. You will even find eye creams especially formulated for dry or sensitive skin. And then there are the creams that attack all of those problems at once. There are a lot of choices on the market. Eye creams that contain vitamin k are very good, probably your best choice.
A good eye cream must be light weight and glide on easily. If the cream cannot be "tapped" on, avoid the product. A heavy eye cream can also make skin puff up or even block your pores. It's not necessary for an eye cream to be thicker than a face cream -that's a matter of taste. Eye creams should be light in texture and when applied around the eye should be carried out gently without any massage.
Gels vs. Creams vs. Serums>>>>>
When choosing between a cooling gel, a cream or a serum, there is just one rule of thumb to remember - a rich eye cream offers better moisturizing benefits but the choice is yours.
Eye creams can cost a lot of money. So before deciding on a specific brand, visit the cosmetic counters and speak to the reps and listen to their recommendation carefully. Try samples available as it's the best way to find the perfect cream for your skin.
Which Ingredients for Your Eye Cream>>>>
In the wide selection of elite eye creams present in the market, all of them do two main things: Tighten under-eye skin to reduce puffiness and lighten dark circles.
So if your goal is one or both of the two main aims that most eyes cream ingredients are targeted at, read on to be able to spot the totally right eye cream for your specific eye condition through identifying the right ingredients.
These include caffeine, alcohol, retinol, alpha-hydroxy acids, copper, and vitamin C. Caffeine and alcohol temporarily dehydrate skin, making it appear taut. Retinol, alpha hydroxy acids, copper, and vitamin C actually work under the skin to stimulate collagen growth. Because collagen supports the skin from within, stimulating its growth may, over time, firm the skin and smooth lines and wrinkles.
These include vitamin K, kojic acid, and hydroquinone. Vitamin K has been shown to inhibit bruising, and doctors suspect it helps to counteract dark shadows caused by too much blood flow and minor bruising under eyes. Kojic acid and hydroquinone are skin-lightening agents, often found in bleaching and age-spot creams.
Many of today's creams combine the above ingredients to both firm and beat darkness.
So in conclusion, you must choose your eye cream depending on what you require from it, your personal preferences on its thickness and finally on what it claims it can do for you. So go ahead and buy your eye cream with confidence today.
Soften up those lips>>>>>
As we grow older, our skin has less ability to retain moisture add to this those cold and brutal winter months and lips are the first to show dryness, chipping and flaking. It doesn’t only look obnoxious to have rough scaly lips but it also feels very irritating as lips are always taught and spiking- who wants to live with that!! Fortunately, there is always a remedy and way out from this glitch and the secret word is EXFOLIATION!!
Exfoliation means removing the top layer of dead tissue on the skin. For lips that means, removing the dried out and flaked layer (dead skin layer), so your fresh new layer shows for fresh new soft lips. Exfoliation is a great way to keep your lips in tip top shape. A gentle weekly exfoliation will be very beneficial to having fresh lips. It is recommended to exfoliate 2-3 times a week if lips are in need of extra care during windy winter days or even dry hot summer days.
HOW TO EXFOLIATE>>>>>
You can easily exfoliate your lips with just toothbrush and a little Vaseline. Put the Vaseline on your lips and brush the lips gently in a circular motion. Be sure that you don't ingest any of the Vaseline.
WHAT CAN I USE TO EXFOLIATE MY LIPS
Rubbing lemon juice will also exfoliate the dead skin cells from smoking, cold weather or whatever has robbed your skin of smoothness and color.
Rubbing a little petroleum jelly into your lips and then rubbing gently with a wet face cloth to remove the dead skin cells.
Just the tooth brush. To help remove flakes from dry lips, use a soft toothbrush, and gently brush across your lips.
Add lip balm. After applying your lip balm, use a soft brush and gently rotate over your lips. This is easy to do in the shower, and if your lip balm isn't handy, a creamy cleanser works just as well
Coriander leaf juice. Massage your lips with coriander leaf juice for soft and rosy lips.
Grind rose petals apply on lips to get smooth pink lips.
Exfoliating rough skin off your lips will leave them soft, smooth and free of unsightly flakes. Always apply more lip balm when you have finished to protect and condition your smooth lips!
After you have exfoliated your lips, you won't want them to dry out any further, so be sure to stay away from things that have caused your dry flaky and chapped lips in the first place. So check out this list and see if it rings a bell..
• Don’t pick at your lips , you can easily give yourself a severe lip cut
• Don’t use exfoliating products that dry out your lips. You can exfoliate them by simply rubbing them gently with a washcloth or soft toothbrush.
• Don’t use cheap lip products & cosmetics as they may contain a mass of drying ingredients
• Don’t lick your lips constantly; it only makes them drier and flakier.
• Don’t chew, bite or nibble on your lips, this makes your lips look peeled, pitted and scarred. They will also ache like hell.
• Don’t take scorching hot showers or baths, which trigger dryness and leech moisture from the skin.
• Don’t Smoke as smoking will cause severe damage to the entire mouth region, including the lips. Smoke dries out and kills healthy skin cells and can even discolor your lips and teeth.
• Don’t forget your water. When your skin is hydrated from your inside, it will be easier for your lips to retain its moisture and look and feel wonderful al the time
• Don’t skip your lip balm. Wear wax-based lip balms with an SPF of at least 15 during the summer and winter.
Now you are armed with the best artillery that will make sweet, soft, moist and luscious lips all the way yours. So go ahead and fire away