Contacts, What a Dream

 
It all started when I was in second or third grade. Before going to bed every night, my parents and I would read together, usually a chapter or two from a book I couldn't yet manage on my own (the Chronicles of Narnia stand out most in my memory). Maybe I knew that I was bound to be near sighted since both of my parents were, or maybe I'd seen somebody I admired on TV who was wearing glasses, but whatever the inspiration, I had the sudden desire to wear glasses. One night I starting squinting and pulling the book closer to my face, trying to show my parents that my eyesight was failing and that I needed glasses....
 

How Sleep Affects Our Skin

 
Sleep is a "natural, temporary loss of consciousness" (Robinson, 1941) necessary for our bodies to build up energy reserves and regenerate body cells and tissues. During sleep, the heart beats more slowly, breathing becomes slower, growth hormones peak, muscles relax and body temperature lowers. Newborn infants sleep almost continuously, gradually decreasing their need for sleep. In early childhood, 12 to 13 hours of sleep are generally required and this amount decreases to approximately 8 hours in adulthood....
 

The Advantages of Sunless Tanning Booths

 
While many people recall seemingly endless hours outdoors soaking up the sun's rays, sunbathing isn't as carefree an activity as it used to be. These days, there's more to worry about, such as premature aging, scarring, blemishes, and skin cancer. There are three types of ultraviolet or UV radiation: UVC, at 100 to 290 nm, UVB, at 290 to 320 nm, and UVA, at 320 to 400 nm. It is the UVA and UVB rays that are the most harmful to our skin. UVB is easier to protect against than UVA, but both cause very real damage....
 

Beauty Tips for Luscious Lips

 
The last step in your makeup regime is lipstick application. Some women say if they could have only one beauty item it would be lipstick. Lip color brings the whole look together to create harmony. To keep your lips looking perfect, have lip color with you at all times and reapply when needed. When you select a lip color take in consideration your clothing and blush colors. The color of your clothing and blush should complement your lipstick but doesn't have to be perfectly matched. However, the colors should be in the same intensity and range....
 

Face Lift Without Surgery

 
As we age facial muscles weaken, and skin begins to sag. But just as gym workouts can promote the body's youthful strength and suppleness, facial exercise - based on the same principles of dynamic resistance - can strengthen facial muscles. If sagging muscles in your face chin and neck are aging you beyond your years there is a way to reverse the process and make you look healthier, more vibrant, younger. Facial exercise can transform your looks without cosmetic surgery. One thing facial exercises won't do is cause wrinkles, but some people think they do....
 

Detox - Does it Improve Your Skin?

 
So what is detoxification (detox)? To put it very simply it's "getting the garbage (toxins) out of your body without putting any more in". Toxins can be heavy metals, pesticides, too much vitamin A or chemical residues from the polluted air we breathe or the junk food we eat, which contains sugar salt, artificial colors and flavors. All these are stored mainly in the fatty tissues of the body and can play havoc with your health if they build up to excess or if you have a sensitivity. If you suffer with acne, or if your skin is dull, rough or blotchy, a detox could be exactly what you need....
 

Beauty Basics - Eight Tips For Naturally Beautiful Skin

 
Not sure what to look for when choosing cosmetics? Need some advice on taking care of your skin? Here are eight tips to help your skin look and feel it's best. 1)Select moisturizers made with vegetable oils. The lotions, creams and body oils that you use should be made with vegetable oils, not mineral oil. Vegetable oils, (like olive oil, sweet almond oil, corn oil, etc.) contain fatty acids which help to moisturize and soften the skin. Mineral oil is derived from petroleum and does not contain anything that helps to nourish the skin....
 

Are Tanning Lotions What You Need To Make Tanning Beds safe?

 
Long debates on advantages and disadvantages of tanningbeds and sunbathing are a good reason for many people toview a tan with suspicion. This has led companies to undertake extensive research toreduce the harmful effects of Ultraviolet rays associatedwith tanning bed and sunbathing. This resulted in a fewlotions. These come in two categories: Tanning bed &Sunbath lotions and Sunless tanning lotions. Tanning Bed and Sunbath lotions Tanning Bed Lotions - People use these lotions before orafter taking tanning bed treatments....
 

Flawless Makeup: Are You Using the Right Tools?

 
Like organizing our closets we must from time to time clean out our makeup cabinets and make sure what we have is still working for us. If you want flawless makeup and professional looking results you must use the correct makeup tools. The right blush brush for example, will make it possible that your blush gives you a perfect glow rather than a harsh streak or blob. Also, the right tools are necessary to do the job correctly - to define and conceal. ESSENTIAL TOOLS: Sponge: A sponge makes it possible to get into difficult spots and controls makeup application;...
 

The Benefits of Human Hair Extensions

 
Several different types of hair extensions are available, including those made from human hair, animal hair, and synthetic fibers. Most experts agree that human hair extensions are the best and most natural looking. With human hair extensions, wearers are not locked into a particular color or style. The extensions can be washed, colored, and styled just like your own natural hair. Such a wide variety of human hair extensions are available that stylists can easily match the color and texture of your own hair with....
 

The Right Beauty Supplies Will Make You Look Great!

 
Use beauty supplies the right way and yours could well be the face that launched a thousand ships! Growing old may be mandatory, but looking it certainly isn't. It's just that one has to do it right. But that's exactly what's difficult. The mind boggles with the onslaught of unending types of beauty supplies, countless makeup and enticing brands. Am I using the right beauty supplies? Am I doing it correctly? What about side effects? Thankfully, makeup tips are not very difficult to find. Trust the beauty supply expert....
 

Chin Surgery - Cosmetic Surgery Information

 
The chin is one of the most noticed features of an individual's face because other elements of the face such as the nose, and jaw are lined up with it. Chin surgery (or mentoplasty) procedures are designed to sculpt your chin into a more desired and attractive looking form. The best candidates for mentoplasty are those who are in good physical and mental health, who have not been diagnosed with any diseases including bone disorders. Patients should not have an unrealistic expectation when going in for chin surgery....
 

Lens Materials Found On Sunglasses

 
Did you know that there are multiple types of lens materials used on glasses of all types? Most people would give you a blank stare if asked about some of the names below. It's true; glass isn't the only stuff in town. In this article I will go over the most common materials used to make lenses, as well as the advantages each one offers. Who knows, you may just drop your current pair of shades in favor of something else. Glass - Optical quality glass is free of distortion causing objects such as bubbles and/or seeds that plague other types of glass....
 
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