April 19, 2012 § 8 Comments
Author: David Jaison
There are many frustrating things that life presents and there is not much that you can do for many of them. Dry skin, on the other hand, is one of the few that can be easily remedied or prevented. Skin that is dry is both unattractive on the exterior and a clear indication that your dermis is unhealthy internally, requiring a deep quench and moisturizing. Dry skin is the culprit behind quick aging wrinkles and fine lines. The key to glowing, youthful, and radiant skin is moisture.
These days, there are many choices of dry skin cream to choose from. If anything, the problem is not finding one but finding the right one with the right ingredients. Variations range from dry skin creams infused with proprietary concentrated blends of aloe vera to dry skins infused with vitamins. Whatever dry skin cream you intend to use, make sure that it is right for your skin-type.
Make sure that when you are searching for a dry skin cream, you do not buy the ones that contain drying components such as alcohol. When treating dry skin, you want to look for dry skin creams that are heavier, oil-based moisturizers, which prevent water evaporation. These ingredients include: Dimethicone, grape seed oil, antioxidants, and aloe vera. For those with severely dry skin with a cracked appearance, you might want to consider Dimethicone in your dry skin scream.
Ingredients, which may be harmful to your skin, are those that are harsher and may even damage your skin over the long-term use. These chemicals are popular with skin cream manufacturers because they are so widely available, cheaper to produce, and enable long shelf-life. Such an ingredient is mineral oil, which is universally used. The more you use it, the drier your skin actually gets in the long run. In addition, it clogs pores.
Consider purchasing dry skin creams which include natural ingredients. These are becoming more readily available at many drug stores, dermatologic offices and hospitals, or even online. Natural components may sometimes be even more effective than their chemical counterparts and have less harmful side-effects. They not only help relieve dry skin, they also improve the dry skin or work as a preventative measure. In essence, the best dry skin cream gives fast results but also provide long-lasting relief.
Another important factor to consider when searching for dry skin cream is the intended body part that you are going to apply the cream to. Popular dry areas of the body are where the joints are which include the elbows, kneecaps, and by the heels of the feet. There are a multitude of dry skin creams available for varying body parts such as foot cream, face cream, long-lasting hand creams, and of course body creams.
Dry skin cream can treat and prevent all sorts of skin ailments including: skin breakdown, eczema, psoriasis, and of course the general dry cracked skin. The right moisturizer may even be used to improve your present skin’s condition. Enhance your natural beauty with the right dry skin cream today.
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You’ve got plenty of gorgeous shoes, but are they office friendly? Your goal in the work environment is to project a professional image, no matter what position you hold. So, what exactly should you look for in a pair of women’s office shoes?
Rule#1: Never sacrifice comfort. Often times, a pair of women’s office shoes are hard to find, especially ones that are comfortable. Moreover, women tend to choose ones that appeal to their eyes and not to their feet. First thing’s first, you must keep in mind that most office women will be in their shoes for at least eight hours a day and let’s face it girls…normally we move around on our feet a lot more and often a lot faster on our feet! Therefore, it is important to consider a few things:
1. Padding and Support: Both of these need to be good quality to ensure comfort and to avoid foot related health problems (calluses, hammertoe, and toe & heel pain). Essentially, shoes with support will allow the foot muscles to work less, leading to more comfort.
2. Shoe Size/Fitting: Make sure the pair of shoes fit both of your feet. One of your feet may be bigger than the other, so it is important to try on both sides before making a purchase. Can you imagine having one shoe being too big, creating blisters, or one too small, cramming your toes? Both are just as uncomfortable. The rule of thumb is to allow at least a thumb’s width of wiggle space for your toes.
3. Shoe Width: Allow enough space for your feet so that your heel and ankle are not rubbing against the inside of the shoe.
Rule#2: Shop within your budget, but don’t overlook the small details. You don’t have to go out and splurge your money on an expensive pair of women’s office shoes; likewise, it doesn’t mean going with the cheapest pair you find either. Majority of the time, the amount of money you put in the pair of shoes reflects the quality. However, with a little bit of research, you can find a pair that matches your style and preference at a discounted price. Consider purchasing shoes online or at stores like Nordstrom Rack, Kohls or even TJ Maxx. You can find reasonably priced brand name shoes at these locations. Keep the following details in mind:
1. Regardless of the brand you choose, it is always good to look out for poorly sewn seams or cracked leather. These are usually clear signs that low quality materials are used.
2. The inner soles should always offer cushioned support.
3. The shoe should only bend at the ball of your foot.
4. The midsole should be firm but still be able to absorb shock.
5. The shape of the shoe must match your foot. For instance, if you have wide feet, make sure to purchase shoes that fit the width of your feet, otherwise the shoe will be uncomfortable.
Rule#3: Consider buying more than one type of women’s office shoes. Most women love shoes, so why not have a collection just for work? Having multiple pairs of office shoes is a great way to allow your feet to rest, especially if you wear heels most of the time. If you must wear heels at work, you should at least have two or three pairs to rotate, varying in height. The lower the heel, the more support and comfort you will have. Add one or more of the following types of women’s office shoes to your closet and you’re set:
1. Flats. Every woman should own a few pairs of flats, especially if standing or running errands come with the job. With the increase in popularity, flats come in many styles and colors. Flats are perfect for giving your feet a break every once in a while.
2. Kitten Heels. If you are not the type of woman that likes wearing particularly high heels, then the kitten heel is perfect for you. Kitten heels range from 1″ to 2 1/2″ in height, just giving you the boost you need. These heels make women look elegant, yet sexy and it doesn’t come with all of the health risks.
3. Oxfords. Oxfords come in many different styles, including wedges, lace up, platform, boots, and more. This classy style originated in the 17th century and was mainly worn by men. Today, women wear oxfords for both, casual and formal occasions because of its durability and comfort.
4. Pumps. Pumps are the most classic pair of women’s office shoes. Pumps are extremely versatile, especially when it comes to wearing office attire. You can match them up with a dress, skirt, pant suit or skirt suit. Consider wearing flat pumps in the office so that your feet are free from strain and pressure.
5. Wedge Heels. Wedge heels provide support for women, as their weight is distributed evenly throughout the shoe. Wedge heels are very stable and look very trendy. Wedge heels pair flawlessly with a skirt or dress in an office setting.
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The maintenance of extensions and the styling of hair extensions including clip on extensions are two factors that are surrounded by negative stereotypes. The freedom that you actually get with hair extensions is continually overlooked; you can do a lot more with them in your hair than is realised and the maintenance required isn’t some complex chore but more like how you would treat your natural hair.
Yaki – pure straight, usually mimicking the straightness of Asian hair. * European – this is more natural-looking straight hair that may have a slight wave to it * Deep Wave – while generally not a true ‘wave’, it can be made to look like spiral curls. * Loose Deep Wave or Romance Wave – looser version of the deep wave, softer curls. * Jheri Curl – usually sold in very short lengths, it is often used to recreate the full ‘afro’ look. * Wet and Wavy (Spanish Wave or Indian Wave) – usually human hair is used, and is either naturally curly or permanently waved to appear so.
There is only one aspect that comes to mind where hair extensions are involved and this is adding colour to your hair or having touch-ups done on your existing colour. As you may or may not be aware you are unable to place colour on your hair extensions due to the fact that they have already undergone an intense chemical process to get them to the colour that they are now so adding more colour to them would cause damage and has the potential to cause your extensions to fall out.
If your natural hair requires a touch up you should have this carried out before your extensions are placed in as doing this afterwards will become difficult and will leave your hair uneven as you wont be able to place any dye near to your extension bonds. It is highly important that you don’t get any chemicals in the bonds of your extensions unless you want them to fall out.
Ok so we have covered the colouring of your hair, now onto the styling. You are able to style your hair with extensions in the same way that you would style your natural hair. You are able to use appliances such as hair straighteners and curling tongs as long as your extensions are made from human hair; if your extensions are synthetic it is not advised to place heat on them but if they are human hair you can blow dry, straighten or curl, you can style them in anyway that you wish without causing damage as long as you don’t directly disturb the bonds.
If you’re natural hair is either permed or naturally curly you can still get hair extensions. This is because as well as coming in a wide range of colours your hair extensions are also available in a range of textures; you are able to buy your extensions already curled so that it is in keeping with your natural hair.
One of the main problems that can arise with your hair extensions is the fact that they can tangle easily. The easiest ways of stopping this from happening is by using a wide toothed comb to de-tangle your hair. Also it is a good idea to run a mild mousse/conditioner through it using your fingers. One more way of stopping it from tangling is by loosely tying it back when you are sleeping.
If you want your hair extensions to last you will have to treat them with respect. This involves a good aftercare routine as well as giving your extensions regular maintenance. This will ensure that both your natural hair and extensions are kept looking great.