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Maybelline New York Announces New Brand Ambassadors | Keita Moore & Melissa Hernandez

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Maybelline New York is excited to announce makeup artists, Keita Moore and Melissa Hernandez as its new U.S. Brand Ambassadors. Joining the brand’s roster of talented artists including Global Makeup Artist Erin Parsons, Canadian artist, Grace Lee and U.S. artist, Jenna Kristina, the pair will lend their expertise to product education, press, social content creation and VIP makeup services. Keita and Melissa bring a unique style and elevated artistry that complement the brand’s on-trend and high-performance product portfolio.

“We’re delighted to welcome Melissa and Keita to the Maybelline family,” says Marnie Levan, Vice President of Integrated Consumer Communications for Maybelline New York. “Our makeup artist community is integral to our brand mission to give everyone the self-confidence to express their beauty, and we’re thrilled to expand our diverse roster to include two new artists with a breadth of experience.”  

Moore and Hernandez not only reflect the brand’s growth within the community, but their commitment to the next generation of makeup artists who are passionately striving for inclusivity and who encourage makeup as a form of self-expression.

The arts have always been in Keita Moore’s blood, stemming from his mother’s career as a makeup artist. A master of a multitude of mediums, Moore finds passion in creating which led him to art school in Rochester, New York. Following graduation, he was drawn to makeup as his main form of expression, which eventually landed him a job at a MAC Cosmetics store. And, as he says, “the rest is history.”

“I’m so excited to join the Maybelline family! For as long as I can remember, Maybelline has been an important brand in my home – I even used to draw the campaign images when I was younger,” says Moore, “What I love about Maybelline is that the brand and its products are diverse and inclusive – it really is for everyone. Joining their family is a dream come true.” 

Keita works with the likes of Iman, Mary J. Blige, Laverne Cox, Nicki Minaj, Chanel Iman, Mariah Carey, Usher and Janet Mock. His work has also appeared in ELLE, Ebony, InStyle, OUT, and Byrdie. Keita is based in New York City.

Melissa Hernandez also attributes to her passion for beauty to her mother’s influence. Every morning, Melissa would watch her mother’s transformative routine which ultimately sparked her curiosity and led her to experiment with makeup. Growing up in a traditional Mexican home, her family stressed the importance of higher education, but the universe had other plans. Melissa worked at a MAC counter while in college to help pay for tuition but a chance encounter with Hailee Steinfeld skyrocketed her career in 2016. Against her family’s wishes, she dropped out of college, went on tour with Hailee as her personal makeup artist and followed her passion.

“I grew up using Maybelline and it feels surreal to be representing the brand in this new role over a decade later,” said Hernandez. “I’m very fortunate to be part of a family that embraces diversity and inclusion and is accessible for all. I can’t wait to see what the future holds!” 

Melissa’s celebrity clients include Dove Cameron, Sydney Sweeney, Camila Cabello, Lana Condor, Madeline Brewer, and Ashley Park. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Harper’s Bazaar. Melissa currently resides in Los Angeles.

 

About Maybelline New York 

Maybelline New York was developed in 1915 by Thomas L. Williams and is the number one cosmetic brand in the world. Inspired by his sister Mabel’s homemade lash booster made from coal and Vaseline, Williams created the brand now available in over 120 countries. By combining technologically advanced formulations with on-trend expertise and New York City edge, Maybelline New York’s mission is to offer innovative, accessible and effortless cosmetics for everyone. In 2020, Maybelline introduced Brave Together, a long-term program to support anxiety and depression. For more information log on to www.maybelline.com or www.maybelline.com/bravetogether.com

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Top Non-Surgical Skin Treatments That Will Make You Look Younger

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Nowadays, we understand the importance of skincare, especially as the skincare industry continues to grow. We spend our time scrolling through Instagram posts, watching models and celebrities with perfectly glowing skin, and wishing for clear skin. We’ve tried almost everything to get the look, from expensive face wash to masks, creams, sunscreen, and moisturizers. But if you have yet to see results, don’t fret! Doctors, scientists, and dermatologists have been developing and experimenting with a plethora of new, non-surgical treatments that can give you younger-looking, fresh skin. With the vast growth of technology, there is a wide variety of treatments that you can now try. These treatments can certainly rejuvenate your skin, without the risks of plastic surgery. So, if you want to naturally restore your skin, here are some of the top non-surgical skin treatments that have been proven to boost the appearance of your skin.

Microneedling 

Microneedling involves applying a tiny needle roller or a pen device to your skin. This may make you squeamish, but pricking your skin with needles creates small channels for anti-aging products like vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin A, to penetrate and absorb into the skin. Besides, when tears are created in the skin, the healing process promotes collagen and elastin production. These are the main components in the skin, responsible for tightening and smoothing out wrinkles, in addition to any signs of aging. Microneedling is also said to treat acne scars, stretch marks, and lines around the neck and mouth. 

Dermal Fillers

Dermal filler treatment is injecting hyaluronic acid ( an anti-aging element and a natural sugar found in the body) into the skin to fill in depressions and wrinkles and replenish facial volume. Dermatologists say that dermal fillers look very natural and result in a youthful look and an even skin complexion. The effects of dermal fillers last for about a year at most, you may need a touchup session every now and then

Plasma Therapy

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a facial rejuvenation therapy that uses your own blood to treat your face (sounds crazy right?). Some people call it the Vampire facial”. You’ve probably seen influencers’ and celebrities’ faces smeared with blood splatters, as it has been one of the latest skincare trends. Many celebrities like Bar Refaeli and Kim Kardashian use plasma therapy. The doctor takes a portion of your blood, then injects the plasma platelets back into your skin. These platelets have high levels of growth components which are like a source of energy for the skin. Plasma platelets increase antioxidants and hydrating properties, which help get rid of fine lines and treat hyperpigmentation.

Ultrasound Therapy 

 Ultrasound therapy aka Ultherapy is one of the most famous and effective treatments nowadays. As its name endows, it uses ultrasound technology to reach the deeper layers of your skin and stimulate collagen production. When your skin increases collagen production, this helps you get rid of wrinkles, lines, and loose skin. The trained professionals at Ultherapy® clinics state that Ultherapy can help you achieve the fresh and youthful look that you desire, improve your appearance, and boost your confidence. This is because, not only does it rid you of those stubborn wrinkles,  Ultherapy also naturally tightens your face and the skin on your neck, chin, and brows. It targets the dermis and the fibromuscular layer in the skin, using ultrasound energy instead of needles or surgical equipment. Doctors can also directly target the areas that need to be treated or tightened, as Ultherapy uses precise visualization of the tissue. The best thing about this type of treatment is that you can enjoy a relaxing, non-invasive procedure, and results are visible after just 1 session with effects lasting between 12 and 18 months on average. 

Laser Resurfacing 

Fractional laser skin resurfacing uses laser beams to remove layers of your skin. By removing layers of the skin, you can benefit from improved skin texture and reduced fine lines. Laser resurfacing also reduces pigmentations, sun-damaged areas, wrinkles, and age spots. Your skin won’t just look younger, it is literally new skin. Laser treatments and chemical peels both remove outer layers of the skin; however, laser skin resurfacing is more effective than chemical peels as chemical peels only use liquid solutions, so they offer lighter treatments. Laser treatments, on the other hand, use the latest technology that can reach deeper skin layers and can provide you with long-term results, though they require many sessions.

Non-Surgical Lifts

If you want to get rid of the sagginess and the loose skin around your face, non-surgical lifts or skin-tightening treatments are designed to tighten and lift your skin, including your lower neck, brow furrows, and lines across your chest. For instance, there’s a well-known therapy called Stem Cell Facelift. It is one of the latest non-surgical facial treatments that use stem cells to treat inflammations and naturally lift your face without any surgeries or downtime. The process is pretty quick and leaves minimal evidence behind, and the results of this treatment can last up to 3 years.

Radiofrequency Skin Tightening

 Radiofrequency skin tightening is also another non-surgical treatment that involves a device that emits energy into the deep skin layers to heat up the dermis and boost collagen stimulation as well. This treatment uses lower frequencies than laser treatments to seep through layers of your skin and make it look firmer and younger. It helps lift your face, improve your skin’s structure, and improves signs of facial fat loss. Radiofrequency also doesn’t include any discomfort, and it is a very safe procedure so you don’t have to worry about any adverse effects.

If you’re afraid of going under the knife, you don’t need to worry.  There are many alternatives that can make you look youthful and give your skin the glow you’ve always wanted. Remember that you are beautiful no matter how many candles are on your cake this year. Don’t let social media fool you, no one’s perfect. Just remember to take the time for self-care and pamper yourself as treating your skin and achieving a more vibrant look can definitely make you happier. If you ever need a little help or motivation, refer back to this handy guide! 

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Naomi Osaka Announces Skincare Line, KINLÒ

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According to Business of Fashion via HighSnobiety, the brand, called KINLÓ, will not only focus on the beauty aspect, but will also act as a sun protectant. The first few products are reported to include: “SPF 40 tinted face lotion that also protects against blue light, an SPF 50 tinted face lotion formulated specifically for activity, restorative body spray, recovery lip balm, and recovery eye cream.”

Paying homage to her biracial background (her mother is Japanese and her father is Haitian,) the name gives a nod to both of her cultures — “Kin” means “gold” in Japanese, “ló” means “gold” in Haitian Creole.

Though Osaka hinted at a fall release in her tweet, the website does not indicate a specific launch date. All products are slated to be affordable and cost under $20 per product and will be sold direct-to-consumer via the official website.

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The Only Guide You Need to Know Everything About Cruelty-Free Products

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Any way You Slice It Animal Testing is Cruel

A cruelty-free company is a company that doesn’t test its products on animals. Unfortunately, animal testing is still prevalent in China and other parts of the world. In fact, according to Cruelty-Free International, over one hundred and fifteen million animals are being used for animal testing worldwide each year. There is absolutely no need for animal testing and most companies don’t test their products on animals but for those businesses who choose to do so, they often move their animal testing process over to mainland China, where the cruel practice is unregulated. Purchasing cruelty-free products allow you to reward companies for not experimenting on animals while punishing those who choose to be inhumane by torturing, maiming, blinding, and ultimately killing helpless animals confined to live a horrible existence in small cages. This cruelty-free products guide will help you to feel confident that the items you purchase are not tested on lab animals, forced to live a life of fear and suffering.

Thousands of Cruelty-Free Brands Using Safe Cosmetic Ingredients Exist Today

Besides small, independent businesses, many mainstream, big-name brands are now one-hundred percent cruelty-free. So many great brands are now cruelty-free that it makes the switch over to cruelty-free brands relatively painless because the excuse that your choices are limited, now, no longer exists. In fact, to formulate their products, most companies realize that they can now choose from a list of over seven thousand ingredients that have already been proven to be safe. The only companies that knowingly choose to test more ingredients on animals do so to increase their profits. There is really no need to experiment with new, innovative ingredients considering that over seven thousand ingredients are proven to be safe and effective already exist. By purchasing products labeled cruelty-free you are choosing not to enable companies to torture animals for the pure sake of greed.

Research Humane Alternatives to Animal Testing

Some companies claim that tests are performed on animals to make sure that the ingredients in their products are safe for humans to use but the truth is that there are viable alternatives to animal testing for ingredient safety. If you wish not to contribute to cruel animal testing, you can simply go on the internet and visit  https://veganfashionblog.com/  or any number of other websites that focus on writing about cruelty-free products while providing valuable information such as which companies choose to use in vitro testing instead of animal testing and how cruelty-free cosmetics differ from vegan cosmetics. Cruelty-free focused blogs and websites also identify which companies voluntarily choose to use cultured cell tissues and computer models over animal testing. After doing your research online, you will find out that the truth is that science actually favors the aforementioned alternatives over animal testing because those methods are more conclusive. The only advantage of animal testing is that it’s more affordable for companies to do because laboratory animals form a special category of animals and aren’t protected from animal abuse and cruelty laws. However, the lower cost of torturing animals is extremely unethical and not worth the savings.

Buy Cruelty-Free Cosmetics 

The cosmetics industry is responsible for a large portion of the animal testing going on in the world today. Cats and dogs are often used in medical animal experiments and are treated like laboratory animals. For the sake of testing cosmetic products, these animals are cruelly deprived of the basic rights that are often allowed to pets. By buying cruelty-free cosmetics, you assist in putting an end to this horrific practice of torturing animals. If you wish to save money and do the right thing, you can subscribe to receive a guaranteed cruelty-free beauty box full of vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics every month.

In conclusion, by supporting cruelty-free companies rather than those that choose to test on animals, you send a clear message to the entire industry that companies that test on animals will not be getting your money. Consumers boycotting companies that test on animals can influence more companies to go cruelty-free. Cruelty-free means, not tested on animals. Unfortunately, any product can read, cruelty-free, yet still be tested on animals because terms like, “cruelty-free” and “not tested on animals”, are not regulated. To determine which products are truly one-hundred percent cruelty-free, you must do your research online by visiting blogs and websites that are operated by reliable, independent research organizations. Finally, beware of products that state on their cosmetics packaging, “not tested on animals” or “finished product not tested on animals”, because it most likely means that the ingredients were, in fact, tested on animals.

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Hailey Bieber Showing Skincare Routine @ Instagram Story April 10, 2021

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Botox: The Pros And Cons

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Botox: The Pros And Cons

Since Botox’s invention in the 1980s, both women and men started to obsess over the idea of injectables for younger-looking skin. Aesthetically, getting a Botox injection does feel like you are conquering the aging process. Botox is a neurotoxin that prevents temporary communication among your nerves and muscles. It paralyzes the injected muscle for three to six months. Knowing that however, is the process worth it? Here are the pros and cons to help you grasp a fuller picture.

Pros Of Getting Botox

Your Face Will Not Wrinkle If You Stop

Many people fear that once they quit Botox, their faces will start to wrinkle immensely. If the muscles are not used while being injected with Botox, the aging process will still be delayed. It decreases movement that reduces wrinkle formation, to begin with.

 

In other terms, you will not be able to grow lines overnight, based on how long you have maintained a Botox routine; you will always enjoy looking years younger than your age.

The Commitment Bar Is Low

The good news is that Botox usually lasts 3 to 6 months. So if there is a little accident during the procedure, your affected area will eventually fade out. Botox gradually disappears and the customer will decide whether another Botox treatment is needed.

 

The lifelong side effects of Botox errors are not documented, errors by the hands of a seasoned and qualified aesthetic doctor are very rare. It is a temporary procedure after all.

Room For Modification

Botox cannot be reversed as opposed to hyaluronic fillers for example. Yet, you may be able to change it if you are dissatisfied with the outcomes. Additional Botox can be strategically injected to achieve facial balance and enhance desired results in cases of asymmetry and under correction. On the other hand, it is harder to overcorrect or wrongly position the product.

Skin Care Boost

Injectables will improve the effectiveness of your skincare routine as they can keep your skin safe and avoid premature aging. It will allow your skincare products to go more evenly on your skin since they smooth your fine lines. You may note a younger look, and you may not need more Botox as you get older.

Botox Can Rejuvenate  Skin

Botox injections may do more than just paralyze facial muscles to produce a younger look. New research indicates that anti-aging therapies can also reverse the face skin’s clock and allow it to spread and recede. You can search for guaranteed Botox and injection services through this site which explains that Botox treatments seem to foster elastin and collagen production, a couple of proteins that tighten young skins, firmly and flexibly.

Being Still Is Not Always Bad

According to Sara Garone, a freelance health writer and nutritionist, she mentions that it seems like everyone is afraid of Botox, one is afraid to feel like a robot without speech. It is unbelievable that some of one’s face does not move.

 

In Sara’s experience, it was a kind of consolation that her brows could not work together when her husband made a snarky remark or when her children were smearing couscous onto the carpet. She mentions that we have emotional weight on our heads. We have all probably heard that just smiling more will make us feel happier. It turns out that this is not the usual case.

 

In a 2009 study, the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology trusted sources reviewed that when people get Botox, they do sense a decreasing sense of negativity.

Botox Can Be Used For Medical Purposes

Botox is not only related to beauty. Botox injections can also help in treating chronic migraines, various muscle conditions, cervical dystonia (neck spasms), overactive sweat (hyperhidrosis), and many more chronic conditions. It is extremely important to get in touch with a registered expert to help with such needs.

Cons To Consider

Bruising May Happen

Bruising is a rare occurrence following treatment with Botox, although some can occur. After applying Botox even the best doctors may cause the patient to bruise. It also happens if the needle knocks a blood vessel, allowing blood to flow under the surface of the skin and making the surface look reddish and/or violet.

 

To get rid of a bruise resulting from an injection, it is recommended to apply a cold compress to the spot where the blood vessels below the skin are constricted. Cold pads will also alleviate any pain after the application of your dermal filler or Botox. After your cosmetic care, you need to continue to evade overall pain relievers, such as NSAIDs and aspirin, to minimize the danger of bleeding. Accordingly, the application of several topical active ingredients to your skin can minimize the formation of bruising or speed up the treatment process.

 

According to a 2013 article, released in The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology – Arnica, vitamin K and Bromelain are the most commonly used topical agents that help minimize bruising. It may also be beneficial to use arnica or to eat pineapple (bromelain source).

Can Be Pricey

While Botox injections are undoubtedly expensive, the price of cosmetic surgery or injectable fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane is far from reach. With around $10 to $15 per unit, the 8 to 20 units of a typical frontal treatment can cost between $200 and $300.

Results Are Not Instant

In general, Botox results can be seen within days after the injection. Professional facial plastic surgeons usually state that most patients will see results within 10 to 14 days. Although the results depend on factors such as treated area and injection duration, Trujillo reports that the results are usually 3 months long.

 

In conclusion, Botox can take your skin to the next level, but it will not make your wrinkles magically disappear. If someone wants to try Botox, it is a good idea to explore risks, costs, and other factors with a healthcare provider. It is always advised to deal with Registered Nurses and Licensed Estheticians as Botox should be treated as an investment.

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Botox: The Pros and Cons

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Botox: The Pros and Cons

Since Botox’s invention in the 1980s, both women and men started to obsess over the idea of injectables for younger-looking skin. Aesthetically, getting a Botox injection does feel like you are conquering the aging process. Botox is a neurotoxin that prevents temporary communication among your nerves and muscles. It paralyzes the injected muscle for three to six months. Knowing that however, is the process worth it? Here are the pros and cons to help you grasp a fuller picture.

Pros of Getting Botox

Your Face Will Not Wrinkle If You Stop

Many people fear that once they quit Botox, their faces will start to wrinkle immensely. If the muscles are not used while being injected with Botox, the aging process will still be delayed. It decreases movement that reduces wrinkle formation, to begin with. 

In other terms, you will not be able to grow lines overnight, based on how long you have maintained a Botox routine; you will always enjoy looking years younger than your age. 

The Commitment Bar is Low

The good news is that Botox usually lasts 3 to 6 months. So if there is a little accident during the procedure, your affected area will eventually fade out. Botox gradually disappears and the customer will decide whether another Botox treatment is needed. 

The lifelong side effects of Botox errors are not documented, errors by the hands of a seasoned and qualified aesthetic doctor are very rare. It is a temporary procedure after all.

Room for Modification

Botox cannot be reversed as opposed to hyaluronic fillers for example. Yet, you may be able to change it if you are dissatisfied with the outcomes. Additional Botox can be strategically injected to achieve facial balance and enhance desired results in cases of asymmetry and under correction. On the other hand, it is harder to overcorrect or wrongly position the product.

Skin Care Boost

Injectables will improve the effectiveness of your skincare routine as they can keep your skin safe and avoid premature aging. It will allow your skincare products to go more evenly on your skin since they smooth your fine lines. You may note a younger look, and you may not need more Botox as you get older.

Botox Can Rejuvenate  Skin

Botox injections may do more than just paralyze facial muscles to produce a younger look. New research indicates that anti-aging therapies can also reverse the face skin’s clock and allow it to spread and recede. You can search for guaranteed Botox and injection services through this site which explains that Botox treatments seem to foster elastin and collagen production, a couple of proteins that tighten young skins, firmly and flexibly.

Being Still Is Not Always Bad

According to Sara Garone, a freelance health writer and nutritionist, she mentions that it seems like everyone is afraid of Botox, one is afraid to feel like a robot without speech. It is unbelievable that some of one’s face does not move. 

In Sara’s experience, it was a kind of consolation that her brows could not work together when her husband made a snarky remark or when her children were smearing couscous onto the carpet. She mentions that we have emotional weight on our heads. We have all probably heard that just smiling more will make us feel happier. It turns out that this is not the usual case. 

In a 2009 study, the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology trusted sources reviewed that when people get Botox, they do sense a decreasing sense of negativity.

Botox Can Be Used for Medical Purposes

Botox is not only related to beauty. Botox injections can also help in treating chronic migraines, various muscle conditions, cervical dystonia (neck spasms), overactive sweat (hyperhidrosis), and many more chronic conditions. It is extremely important to get in touch with a registered expert to help with such needs. 

Cons to Consider

Bruising May Happen

Bruising is a rare occurrence following treatment with Botox, although some can occur. After applying Botox even the best doctors may cause the patient to bruise. It also happens if the needle knocks a blood vessel, allowing blood to flow under the surface of the skin and making the surface look reddish and/or violet. 

To get rid of a bruise resulting from an injection, it is recommended to apply a cold compress to the spot where the blood vessels below the skin are constricted. Cold pads will also alleviate any pain after the application of your dermal filler or Botox. After your cosmetic care, you need to continue to evade overall pain relievers, such as NSAIDs and aspirin, to minimize the danger of bleeding. Accordingly, the application of several topical active ingredients to your skin can minimize the formation of bruising or speed up the treatment process.

According to a 2013 article, released in The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology – Arnica, vitamin K and Bromelain are the most commonly used topical agents that help minimize bruising. It may also be beneficial to use arnica or to eat pineapple (bromelain source).

Can Be Pricey

While Botox injections are undoubtedly expensive, the price of cosmetic surgery or injectable fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane is far from reach. With around $10 to $15 per unit, the 8 to 20 units of a typical frontal treatment can cost between $200 and $300. 

Results Are Not Instant

In general, Botox results can be seen within days after the injection. Professional facial plastic surgeons usually state that most patients will see results within 10 to 14 days. Although the results depend on factors such as treated area and injection duration, Trujillo reports that the results are usually 3 months long.

In conclusion, Botox can take your skin to the next level, but it will not make your wrinkles magically disappear. If someone wants to try Botox, it is a good idea to explore risks, costs, and other factors with a healthcare provider. It is always advised to deal with Registered Nurses and Licensed Estheticians as Botox should be treated as an investment.

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Megan Thee Stallion Is The New Face Of REVLON ‘s Reign On Fragrance

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Megan Thee Stallion Is The New Face Of REVLON ‘s Reign On Fragrance. The “Savage” rapper, 25, was announced on Thursday as the new global brand ambassador for makeup powerhouse Revlon.

“I’ve always set the bar high for myself with everything I do, but to now be a brand ambassador for Revlon, it feels like a new level,” Megan said in a press release. “To me, the Revlon brand stands for both beauty and female strength and I’m excited to help define what that means to a new generation of women.”

And Meg isn’t just a pretty face — she’s also seriously skilled in the makeup department. The rapper did her own makeup for the photoshoot using all Revlon products, including its ColorStay Looks Book Eye Shadow Palettes and Super Lustrous Lipstick.

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11 Ways To Curl Your Hair Without Any Heat

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11 Ways to Curl Your Hair Without Any Heat

If you’re interested in hair care, you know that your hair is part of your personal brand. Whether it’s long and straight, short and wavy, or maybe curly, it can express a lot about you to the outside world, and help you establish your image. No wonder, then, that on a daily basis we use a plethora of different styling techniques in order to achieve the hairstyle we feel comfortable in. 

 

When it comes to achieving curly hair, this task is especially problematic since most styling techniques include heat, which damages hair structure. Luckily for those dreaming about curly locks, there are some easy ways to curl hair without any heat in a healthy and effective way. Discover them with us in our short guide. 

Pouring Hair in a Cup

 

According to the experts at  Scissor Tech UK to create accentuated long tendrils at the end of the hair, you can pour a little bit of shampoo or conditioner over it and leave it for a couple of minutes to set. The texture will be defined as if you had just stepped out of the shower. You can make the look last longer by putting some gel on your hair before leaving it in the cup.

 

Use Coconut Oil to Get Curly Hair

 

Coconut oil has gained a reputation as one of the best conditioners for the hair, and it’s also great for getting a nice natural curl. Follow these simple instructions in order to get curly hair with coconut oil: 

 

Wash your hair with shampoo, and then dry it gently with a towel. Don’t make your hair dry to avoid any frizz! Mix coconut oil with aloe vera gel that you can find at the cosmetic section of any drugstore. Apply this mixture and let your hair rest in it for about an hour. Rinse off with tepid water. Use a hair dryer until your hair is completely dried so that you achieve nice curls. 

 

Put Gel on Wet Hair to Encourage Curls

 

If you want to make your curls last even longer, put some gel on top of them when putting them in a towel after showering or bathing. The effect will last for several hours, and you won’t have to worry about losing them while dancing or going for a jog. 

 

Use an Ionic Clay Mask on Wet Hair

 

An ionic clay mask is an amazing alternative to heat styling since it makes your hair soft and shiny without damaging its structure or locking its natural moisture. Apply the mask on wet hair after showering, leave it for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with cold water and dry your hair well with a hairdryer. 

Use a Hair Roller

 

A hair roller is an accessory that creates curls in a quick and easy way. They don’t require any heat or styling products, so they are both healthy as well as effective. Wrap your hair in the roller and leave it like that for about half an hour. The longer the rollers stay in your hair, the tighter the curls will be. 

 

Then, remove the rollers and use a towel to get rid of the excess water from your hair, and leave it to dry completely. Putting in some small bobby pins will help you secure your curls so that you can go out without worrying about losing them. 

Do a Hot Oil Treatment

 

This method is a bit more complicated since you’ll have to leave the oil in your hair for about an hour, but the end result will be amazing. You can do it in the evening before going to bed, as this makes it easier for you to fall asleep with all that stuff on your head. When waking up in the morning, put more oil on top of the previous one and let it dry naturally during the day. 

Use a Wig Cap when Curling Hair

 

A wig cap is easy to do, although it may seem a little weird at the beginning. Simply cut down a cap that fits you well and then gather the hair through the hole in the centre. Then put the cap on top of your head and secure it with bobby pins. Now you can let your hair do its thing without making it messy by using rollers or anything like that.

Use Net Wrap

 

A net wrap is a great alternative to a hair roller, and it works in the same way, but without a need to buy any new tools. Simply wrap your hair in a nice big net and let it dry naturally. The elasticity of the net helps create the curls, which you can then secure with pins. 

 

Macadamia Oil – A Great Alternative to Heat Treatments

 

Since hair dryers can be harmful to your hair, macadamia oil is a perfect alternative since it keeps your hair moisturised and soft without risking any damage caused by heat. Apply some macadamia oil to your hair after showering, wait for a couple of minutes, and then rinse off with warm water. You can also use it before drying your hair with a hairdryer, since this will enhance the shine and natural texture of your hair. 

Apply Mayonnaise on Wet Hair

 

Mayonnaise is also great for getting wavy hair, as it leaves your hair very soft but with that perfect wavy effect. All you have to do is apply mayonnaise on wet hair and let it dry naturally. In case you want even softer waves, add some olive oil as well. 

Brush Your Hair When It’s Wet

 

The very last tip we will give you is to brush your hair when it’s wet. This technique gives you healthy curls, and it makes your hair more voluminous, despite being shorter than usual, so this is a great way to add some volume to your locks and not have to worry about exposing all of your neck at once.

Conclusion

 

If you struggle with your curly hair, then we’ve got news – you aren’t alone in this struggle. People from all walks of life face problems with curly hair on a daily basis. However, just because dealing with them might be problematic doesn’t mean that there aren’t any methods to ensure that your hair looks great. 

We hope that after reading this article, you will try out several of the methods we have included, so that your hair will look even more stunning!  Check out   Scissor Tech UK  for all hairdressing equipment.

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Good Skin Days Every Day With Superfood-Infused Beauty

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There’s absolutely no reason why your “best skin day” can’t be every day! If you’ve ever felt tired, disappointed or frustrated when it comes to skincare, I hear you. That’s why we at Graydon Skincare have created a new collection of products that removes all the guesswork and leaves your skin looking and feeling fantastic. Our foolproof four-step Clean Beauty Starter Kit includes our popular Fullmoon Serum and the products listed below my signature.
It’s a great introduction to Graydon Skincare products and clean beauty as well as a simple way to take care of your skin, while supporting an environmentally-conscious, dermatologist-tested and cruelty-free brand. We also recently launched The Feel Good Collection, which contains sustainably-packaged products. For each set purchased, we’ll donate $5 to Plastic Oceans, which allows 200 meters of plastic-riddled shoreline to be cleaned. Are you working on any skincare or beauty stories for Fashion Sizzle where either of these collections would be a good fit? Please let me know if I can send you more information or images. These collections would also be great to feature in Mother’s Day gift guides and stories.
Cheers to healthy, happy skin!
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Clean Beauty Starter Kit
Step 1 –  Face Foam Cleanser + Bamboo Charcoal Sponge: Cleansing is the foundation of a good skincare routine. Together our foaming cleanser and konjac sponge will thoroughly remove oil, dirt and dead skin cells without stripping your skin barrier.
Step 2 –  Face Food Toning Mist: Toners allow your skin to better absorb your skincare products. Our toner also balances the pH of your skin and gives you an instant glow-up.
Step 3 – Fullmoon Serum (10ml): This multifunctional water serum helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while helping to shield your skin from everyday pollutants.
Step 4 – Skin Stuff: This ultralight ceramide face and eye cream offers soothing hydration for sensitive skin that’s also prone to acne.
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What You Should Know About Skin Rejuvenation

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Aging is beyond human control. It comes with many things, including skin wrinkles on the face and neck. As we grow old, our body muscles become less toned, and our skin thins with time. The result is a saggy and frayed face. Other people can have drooping jaws and appear as though they have two chins. The sun also predisposes us to skin irregularities. Other skin irregularities include; acne scars, sunspots, cellulite, freckles, and wrinkles which can be corrected using skin rejuvenation. With skin rejuvenation, you can have smoother skin and look all-young again. If you think you need some skin rejuvenation, this is what you should know about it:

 

It Can be Cosmetic

 

Your skin can be rejuvenated using different cosmetic products. The JOLI360, for instance, is used to inject some hyaluronic acid serum into your skin. The same happens when you receive the ELP treatment. ELP serum helps increase your skin elasticity, while the proteoglycan serum is used to lift your skin and make it firmer. Dermatologists at Lightrx recommend that you seek these cosmetic skin rejuvenation treatments at a face and body med spa of choice. The resort you select should have several options to meet your individual needs.  It is essential to remember that different people have different skin types. Other people have different skin types based on environmental conditions and genetic factors. Before you go for any cosmetic skin rejuvenation treatment, take a skin taste to understand your elasticity status, hydration, and sebum status. This knowledge will guide you towards going for the treatment that best suits your skin type. Based on your skin type, you can also know the age at which you should start skin rejuvenation.

 

Prophylactic Treatments

Several things contribute to the aging of your skin, forcing you to seek skin rejuvenation services. Luckily, you can avoid some of these things. For instance, you can avoid staying in the sun without proper skin protection gear. You can use sunscreens that have your ideal protection factors. You can avoid smoking which to some extent influences the aging of your skin. There are also many vitamin supplements that you can take to rejuvenate your skin. Some antioxidants are good for skin rejuvenation too. Cretinous with vitamin A is a common skin rejuvenation substance.

 

Chemical Peels

These are unique chemical formulas mixed to help rejuvenate your skin. These chemicals can be used on the face and specific body parts for a particular time. Be sure to follow your expert’s recommendation to avoid experiencing some unwanted side effects or at least reduce them. These chemicals work by causing the specific skin parts to dry up and finally peel off. The chemical formula is also smooth and helps your skin get softer with time, and finally, the wrinkles will reduce while some can fade off. New healthy skin can then grow.

Laser Resurfacing

 

Laser resurfacing is a skin rejuvenation strategy that involves heat and light energy to destroy unwanted skin parts.  Your skin has some layers beneath it. Therefore, the laser heats heat these underneath layers and consequently remove the uppermost layer of your skin.  The heat also stimulates the growth of new fibers, enhancing the growth of a smoother top skin layer. This method has fewer disadvantages compared to other skin rejuvenating treatments. It can therefore be used in sensitive parts of your body. Different types of laser and specialists can advise you on the best one based on your skin type. Note that laser therapies facilitate skin rejuvenation by inducing more production of collagen. If you have skin wrinkles and brown spots, laser treatment can serve your skin justice. 

Facial Fillers

Facial filling involves using injectables and specific gels to smoothen face wrinkles. These fillers can also remove any lines of folds on your skin, fill up any scars on your skin and also ease skin depression. Cosmetic dermatologists use un-durable fillers combined with hyaluronic acid. The treatment takes one year. It is very safe and encourages your body to produce more natural moisturizers. There are also durable fillers that are permanent once injected into you. They can be used to lift your sunken eyes and refresh them giving you a more youthful look. These fillers can be used to fill your temples the cheeks and can be used to lift your eyebrows. If you have a flat nose and you would like to have a sharp nose, then facial fillers can be a good option. These fillers can also be used to fill thin earlobes, straighten wrinkled hands, improve your jawline, fill up your thin lips and remove any laugh lines on your face. 

Mesotherapy

 

This therapy involves using substances like tranexamic acid, minerals, and vitamins, micropuncture strategies, and glutathione. This therapy can help your skin regain its radiance. However, it can’t be used to treat skin pigmentation as it is more aesthetic than medical. Anti-aging creams are also used in this type of therapy. This therapy can also be used alongside other skin rejuvenation treatments based on your dermatologist’s advice. When used appropriately, it can restore the youthfulness of your skin.

Dermabrasion Treatments

 

This strategy involves the removal of the topmost layers of the skin. An experienced cosmetologist can only do the procedure. The procedure helps reduce deep skin inflamed acne, deep scars, sunburns, and brown spots. It can give you smooth and glowing skin. Microdermabrasion is a form of dermabrasion and involves non-invasive and non-chemical products to remove dead skin layers encouraging the growth of a new skin that is youthful and attractive. It can also be combined with anti-aging creams and serums to give you healthier skin.

 

There are so many types of skin rejuvenation strategies. You should remember that different treatments work differently for different skin types. They have their advantages and disadvantages. Ensure you test your skin before going for any treatment. Follow your cosmetologist advice as it can help you achieve better results. Gone are the days when people would be forced to appreciate the skin effects they do not like. If you don’t want your nose size and shape, your sunken eyes, acne scars, and brown spots, you can go for skin rejuvenation. You can look youthful again despite your age!

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas Wearing St. John Hot Pink Suit Promoting Her Hair Care Line

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas created her own beauty line, hair-care brand Anomaly, available exclusively at Target on Feb. 1.

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“I just find it fascinating,” she said of the new venture. “I love the ability to, as an entrepreneur, find a gap in the market and try to fill that.”

Anomaly, a partnership with beauty brand creator and incubator Maesa, is providing accessibility and sustainable packaging, while investing in results-driven formulas. Every item — shampoos, conditioners, a hair mask and dry shampoo — costs $5.99. Gender-neutral and produced entirely in the U.S., Anomaly is labeled cruelty-free, free of harmful chemicals and packaged in recyclable bottles made with post-consumer recycled materials. The shampoo and conditioner bottles use 100 percent PCR content, while the mask

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Wearing: St. John
Where: doing press
Styled by: Law Roach

 

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Pharrell Williams’ Launches Skincare Brand Human Race

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Pharrell Williams’ 47 decided to launch an all-gender skin-care collection that might help us all look as youthful as him. The name of the line, Humanrace, embodies his brand’s overall mission: “Humanrace Skincare doesn’t differentiate by race or gender. Williams suggests, the genderless, vegan  , is three skin-care products — cleanser, an exfoliant, and a moisturizer

This is one skincare brand that encourages people to connect in their shared humanity by reminding us that there’s more that unites us than divides us. It pays no heed to gender, creed or race, but rather caters to humanity as a whole – and it does so without compromising our earth.

“There is a lot of unrest in the world right now and it’s more important than ever to take care of ourselves. Your well-being is important – in order to care for others, you need to make sure you take care of yourself as well,” states Pharrell on the Humanrace website.

 

 

 

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Top Six Best Oils For Your Skin

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It is time to bid adieu to the conventional body and face lotions and moisturizers. The face oils are now a staple in the women’s beauty cabinet, all thanks to their natural ability to moisturize and nourish many different skin types. Even though they are called oils, they do not make your face oily, and no, they do not make you break out either. 

 

Furthermore, they are enriched with ingredients, such as fatty acids, polyphenols, and antioxidants, all of which are phenomenal for your skin, and help lower inflammation, and offers a dewy glow to the skin.

 

So, regardless of whether you wish to lower the redness, curtail the rosacea or acne irritation, or moisturize your face, face oil can come in handy. Here, we will discuss some of the best face oils for you.

 

Coconut Oil

 

Starting with the obvious, coconut oil is rich in Vitamin E and Vitamin K. It is easily absorbed into the skin and has phenomenal health benefits. More so, coconut oil is known for its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

 

However, please bear in mind, even though coconut oil is a phenomenal pick for your skin, it is not the best if you have acne-prone or oily skin. It is because, in some people, coconut oil has caused breakouts. Justine, an educator who offers online assignment Help Sydney, says that she uses coconut oil in a carrier, and it works best for her skin. For effective skincare, you should always look for unrefined, cold-pressed coconut oil.

 

Rosehip seed oil

 

 

Rosehip seed oil is a potent skin-nourishing oil. It is also one of the excellent anti-aging oils. This oil is extracted using a cold-press method from a particular variant of a rose plant, which is grown majorly in Chile. This oil is excellent for your skin because it is a phenomenal source of beta carotene and Vitamin C, D, and E. With its richness and goodness, it works well to moisturize and hydrate your skin, lower your wrinkles, and combat free radical change.

 

That is not it. Being rich in antioxidants and vitamins, the Rosehip seed oil rejuvenates your skin, corrects skin discoloration, reduces the spots or scars on your skin, and helps your skin restore its natural flexibility.

 

Now, the thing is, Rosehip seed oil is known as a dry oil. So, it tends to be quickly absorbed by the skin. You can use it in conjunction with other skin lotions or oils, given its phenomenal anti-aging and moisturizing properties. 

 

Argan Oil

 

In Morocco, Argan Oil is known as liquid gold for its plethora of beauty and skincare benefits. This oil is extracted from the argan tree’s kernels and is enriched with Vitamin E, protein, and fatty acids. It is great for both hair and the skin as it is supremely hydrating and strengthens and stimulates hair growth. Many people use argan oil for nail treatment too.

 

If you have brittle nails, all you have to do is take some argan oil (pure only) in any bowl and soak your fingers in it for approximately ten minutes every day for seven days. Alex, an educator who offers online python homework help, says that she has been using argan oil on her face, body, hair, and nails for the past six months, and it has never felt better. We 100% agree with Alex, as Argan Oil is a complete oil. 

 

Marula oil

 

Marula oil is extracted from the marula fruit’s nut, which is majorly grown in Africa. Given its excellent benefits, it will soon be the next big thing you know of in the skincare industry. Famous for its beautifying benefits, lightweight texture, and versatile nature, this facial oil is commonly found in several women’s vanity these days. It is known to lower skin inflammation, redness, irritation, and dryness. Marula oil is a phenomenal source of fatty acids and is known to contain approximately sixty-percent more antioxidants as compared to several other oils.

 

Also, it protects your skin from pre-mature aging and sun damage. Since it has anti-microbial properties, it can also be a good pick for women with acne-prone skin. Marula, as we have discussed, is versatile and multi-faceted oil.

 

So, you can use it on your hair, skin, and nails. The good thing is it never leaves your skin feeling greasy or oily. Thus, it is a perfect replacement for a moisturizer and can be used as the first layer underneath your makeup before applying foundation or concealer. It will give a lovely luminous finish to your skin. 

 

Olive Oil

 

Sonya, an online trigonometry tutor, shares that even though olive oil does not cause any skin allergies or reactions, her dermatologist recommends only its extra virgin variant. Olive oil is rich in Vitamin K, E, D, and A. Several studies suggest that olive oil happens to be a phenomenal skin moisturizer, owing to its hydrating properties.

 

Given its consistency, it is a perfect pick for application across your body. Additionally, you can also use olive oil soap or a cleanser to ensure that your skin does not look dry. 

 

Almond Oil

 

Almond oil is made via the pressed raw almonds and has several health benefits. It is a fine source of potassium, proteins, zinc, and Vitamin E. The good thing about almond oil is that it has a relatively lighter texture compared to shea butter and olive oil.

 

However, refrain from using sweet almond oil as it can cause allergies. In totality, women with sensitive skin should skip this oil from their beauty routine.

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Cardi B Covers Billboard’s Woman Of The Year Issue 2020

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Billboard has named Cardi B their Woman Of The Year.

For the feature, the award-winning singer and rapper sat down for a Skype interview with Billboard‘s hip-hop editor about her sex-positive anthem “WAP,” her business acumen and feelings on politics. During the interview, she spoke about the importance of understanding your worth and a figure and brand.

Read excerpts from the interview below:

On her current relationship with social media

I’m always gonna love social media because I came up from social media. If it wasn’t for me showing my personality on social media, I wouldn’t be where I’m at. I would probably be a stripper owning a laundromat because that’s what I wanted to do when I was a stripper. If I didn’t voice my feelings, I would probably be one crazy bitch on drugs. I don’t do drugs; I smoke a little cigarette here and there, drink a little wine and Hennessy in the club, but those drugs I don’t do.

But social media is becoming a very toxic place nowadays. There’s a lot of race-baiting. People will say the nastiest things just so they can have a top comment. The comments weren’t like this back in 2013.

She also spoke about what it was like to see that her song “WAP” being played outside of the White House after Joe Biden’s projected win was announced. She said:

I just feel like it was such a big victory for me and for Megan. I’m so used to listening to raunchy female rap music since I was a little girl — Trina, Khia, Lil’ Kim, Jacki-O, Foxy [Brown]. “WAP,” to me, was just a regular raunchy female rap song, but it caused so much controversy. So many Republicans — not just any Republicans that got an Instagram following, but a lot of Republicans that got blue checks [on Twitter] and millions of followers, [like Ben] Shapiro, Candace Owens, Tomi Lahren — were talking so much crap about “WAP.” So it was just a victory for me seeing people celebrating Biden’s win with my and Megan’s song. Power of the pussy, ya heard?!

On how she intends to approach social media as her daughter Kulture gets older:

I’m a little scared that she gets to read nasty comments, but I don’t know how I’m gonna be able to control it. I heard about a celebrity who gives their kid life coaching on how to love themselves and not let people break them. Hopefully, I can do the same thing.

My kid is really sassy — I can tell she’s gonna be a personality. I always want her to know that she’s beautiful. She knows what type of person I am, and when she gets older, clearly she’s gonna hear me expressing myself because we live in the same damn house. I just want her to know: I might be a little crazy, but I have a good heart and I love her. I want her to be confident always. Don’t let one comment break you and make you feel like you’re not that girl. You that girl.

 

On being referred to as an activist:

I don’t know if I’m an activist. I’m a Libra — we are the justice sign. I like fairness, and I have compassion toward everybody. This is the type of person that I’ve always been. When I was a stripper, I posted the same shit that I post now. I was doing marches in Harlem. But I don’t want people to think, “Oh, she’s an activist.” There’s people out here that really go off and beyond, like a Tamika [Mallory] or Shaun King, who go out of their way to really help. I feel like those are activists. I don’t want to take away from what they are. I just want to be a person with a platform that believes in good.

On how she defines happiness for herself in 2020:

I’m not gonna front — this has been a bad year due to work. You can’t do shows and you gotta wait on deals. But I’m really happy because I have spent so much time with my family. I feel like I haven’t laughed like I have in 2020. My daughter is so funny, and I’m with her every single day. That’s what brings me happiness.

There was a point where I felt so much pressure to put out music that I couldn’t really focus much. It’s like when you get home at the end of the day and you’re like, “Oh, shit. I got homework to do.” It felt like I had incomplete homework. When I put out “WAP,” it was a big relief. I’m not gonna front, I’ve been really happy. I gained weight — that’s how happy I am.

 

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6 Ways to Make Your Face Appear More Youthful 

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6 Ways to Make Your Face Appear More Youthful 

Who doesn’t dream about aging like fine wine? Age is just a number unless we’re talking about skin. Since skin is the largest organ in the body, it demands a bit more attention and care on our part. If you have been wondering how celebrities like Jennifer Aniston maintain her youthful look even after the age of 50, then you have come to the right place. Dermatologists have revealed the best way to fight premature wrinkles. The sooner you start taking care of your skin and protecting it from aging signs, the more youthful your skin will look and feel. There are many issues that might lead to the formation of premature wrinkles and fine lines. To understand more about preventing these issues and achieving a more youthful look, here are 6 ways that you must consider.

Never Sleep With Your Makeup On

You have probably heard this advice over and over again. Still, there are many times you might find yourself too tired to remove your makeup before you hop into bed. This can’t be stressed enough, but you should never, even for once, sleep with a face covered in makeup. To avoid this classic mistake, it’s better to leave an easy solution for removing makeup such as makeup remover wipes by your bedside. This way, even if you are exhausted after a long day, you’ll find the process easy. Sleeping without thoroughly cleaning your face from the day’s buildup of makeup, sebum, dirt, and bacteria doesn’t only lead to breakouts, dullness, and eyelash breakage, but it can also speed up the appearance of fine lines.

Non-Surgical Treatments

Most anti-aging skin products are more of a preventive method than they are a treatment. In the past, the only available solutions for sagginess, fine lines, and wrinkles were surgical and invasive methods. Fortunately, nowadays, there are other non-surgical solutions that can make you instantly look younger without the normal side effects of other invasive methods. With non-surgical solutions, you can expect quicker and better results with little to no downtime. Other than skin products, you can also see a dermatologist for a range of treatments that include fractional laser, dermal fillers, and Botox.

Start Young

Your skincare routine is obviously the most crucial step you need to pay attention to in your fight against wrinkles and fine lines. Since it’s always better to be safe than sorry, you need to protect your skin from developing wrinkles rather than trying to treat them after you let your skin go. This is why it’s better to start incorporating anti-aging creams to protect your skin from a young age. Beauty experts find that the early 20s is a perfect age to start. There are many ingredients effective in postponing wrinkles and preventing fine lines that usually appear around the eyes and mouth. Pick suitable creams according to your age, skin type, and your skin needs. If there is anything more important than picking suitable skincare products for your skin, it’s the order you apply them. Make it a habit to always start with products that have lighter textures before thicker ones. This way, you will be sure that your face is absorbing the ingredients and making use of them. After cleaning your face with a suitable cleanser, you should start by applying designated anti-aging eye cream. After that, serums come first before applying moisturizers and sunscreens.

 

 

Never Use Scrubs

Using facial scrubs have become controversial in the beauty world. Some beauty experts state that using scrubs on your face is fine as long as they have small granules to prevent causing tears in the skin. However, it’s better to avoid scrubs altogether regardless of the size of their granules. Overuse might cause micro-tears in the skin that later makes it vulnerable to breakouts, premature wrinkles, and fine lines. Exfoliating, on the other hand, is still an essential step in any effective skincare routine. Instead of scrubs, there are other less invasive ways to exfoliate such as chemical peels and mild exfoliants that come in the form of creams and foaming gels.

Always Wear Sunscreen

You should never go out without wearing a medical-grade sunblock with strong SPF if you want to maintain your youthful appearance. To effectively protect your skin, you need to wear an SPF of 35 or higher. The sun’s harmful rays, UVA and UVB, can take a toll on your skin. Direct exposure to these rays without any type of protection can lead to premature wrinkles, pigmentation, and other skin issues. If you want to keep wrinkles at bay, then wearing sunscreen is essential whether you are in a sunny or rainy state. Many dermatologists even recommend wearing sunscreen indoors. While windows are designed to block most UVB rays, you still need extra protection to reduce the risk of skin damage at an older age, especially if you live somewhere warm. It goes without saying that tanning is completely off the table when you want to keep your youthful look.

Get Your Beauty Sleep

If you think beauty sleep is just a myth, then think again. You might have probably noticed that after going for some time without getting enough sleep, your eyelids start getting puffy, the area around your eyes gets darker, and your skin becomes duller. There are a few factors to pay attention to when it comes to your beauty sleep. For starters, you should get at least 8 hours of sleep every day. This does not only help you feel more energized, but it is also essential if you want to have flawless youthful skin. Skimping on sleep increases the production of the stress hormone, cortisol, which by extension negatively affects collagen production and skin elasticity. In the long run, this can exacerbate existing skin conditions and develop wrinkles and sagging.

 

Our collagen production tends to decrease as we age. This is why you should always avoid things that add fuel to the fire. Things that harm collagen production such as direct sun exposure, unhealthy eating habits, and invasive skin products must be avoided. Looking and feeling young is not always age-related. Keeping your youthful appearance isn’t a hard task, but it requires paying some attention to your skin in order to protect it against many undesirable issues.

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How to Carefully Apply Pre Made Fan Lashes

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How to Carefully Apply Pre Made Fan Lashes

If correctly applied, eyelash extensions give a dramatic effect that immediately upgrades your look. Beautiful lashes have become the latest standard within the fashion and beauty industry. Eyelashes are so outstanding that you can shrug off the daily eye makeup process when using them. Ladies want those long, luscious lashes but need it done easily.

Pre-made fans lashes are the new big thing since they are more natural-looking and long-lasting. Like everything else, practice makes perfect. The best results come after participating in a lash extension course where you can learn all the tricks of this art form. 

This article is all about this must-have for eyelash lovers and how to apply them carefully.

What are Pre Made Fan Lashes?

Unlike the usual eyelash extensions that come as individual lashes, pre-made fan lashes come as a cluster of lashes, linked to form a “fan”. You might hear them referred to as pro-made lashes or pre-made volume fans. They are easily applied with little more than adhesive and can be worn for much longer times. 

Why Use Pre Made Fan Eyelashes?

They do not only reduce the time required for lash applications, but they give clients outstanding results. This means that the artist can generate more income since shorter appointments allow more sessions to take place during a working day. Though pre-made fan lashes are costlier than their counterparts, the trade-off is that you get to work on more people.

Lash technicians might even choose to make the fans themselves before appointments. They can do this in the evenings to accelerate things during work hours. However, there should be variety in their designs since variations between eye shapes exist and clients might also have specifications regarding length.

During training, technicians need to start practising on clients as soon as possible, and pre-made fan eyelashes are quick and easy to apply. Clients who opt for this type of lash extensions are great for trainees. 

Applying Pre Made Fan Lashes

Though they are ingenious additions to a makeup routine, just like with other products, there are elements to take note of before applying them. Some people report an issue with the lashes, and it is typically related to how they were applied. 

Pre-made fans are not very flexible, so there is difficulty with them adapting to the different textures of natural lashes. Choosing the right eyelashes can be an issue. A lot of what is on the market has a thick base to allow for more bonding. However, this translates to more weight and can result in early dropouts.

For maximum retention, here are some pro tips:

  • Endeavour to separate each lash properly. Do not attach a fan to several individual natural lashes as that can cause permanent damage.
  • Be careful with the quantity of glue you use. Make it too little, and you get poor retention, but if you use too much, lashes could get stuck together. Apply the adhesive to only the bottom 2 – 3mm of the fan.
  • During extension application, apply a fresh drop of adhesive at 15 – 20 minutes intervals.
  • Ensure you get a proper base attachment, a minimum of 2mm, with no gaps between the extension and natural eyelash. 
  • Use only fresh glue, i.e. bottle opened within four weeks. Store your glue away from sunlight in a cool, dry place. If your bond becomes stringy, then you know that it has gone bad. This kind of glue will not adhere to eyelashes properly.
  • Use a hygrometer to check the temperature and humidity in your studio. Ensure that it is the recommended range of 20 – 24 degrees celsius room temperature and 55% RH. There should be good air movement during the application process. 
  • A great practice is shaking your adhesive vigorously for a minimum of 30 seconds or using an electric glue mixer before applying it to lashes. 

 

Essential tools needed for an application process include:

  • Eyepatches for the undereye to catch any lashes that fall.
  • High-quality glue
  • Eyelash extensions of all lengths
  • Tweezers 
  • Degreaser 
  • Disinfectant

Application Process

Select lashes based on their lengths and the lash line area. They vary between 8mm and 14mm. Shorter strands are placed at the inner eye corner while the longest ones are put at the centre for the best look. Use a lash mapping technique to visualize the placements of each lash before you begin.  

Put eye patches in place then gently pick up lashes using a pair of tweezers. Beginners are advised to use straight tweezers. Picking up should be done at a 90-degree angle to prevent damage. 

Better results come with less glue, so choose a high-quality product. Separate lashes with a curved tweezer to create space between the lashes to put the extensions in. Ensure they merge with the natural lash and be at least 1mm above its base. It takes about 4 minutes for the glue to dry.

 

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L’Oreal Names Gemma Chan As Their Newest Ambassador

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Actress Gemma Chan is  announced as a L’Oreal Paris Global Spokesperson. L’Oreal Paris has appointed Hollywood actress Gemma Chan as its new brand ambassadorL’Oreal said Gemma Chan’s advocacy for inclusivity and feminism coincides with the values at the heart of its brand.

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