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Beauty Regimen Tips for Women

How many times has it happened that you are walking down the street and you suddenly notice a woman who has a complexion that is radiant and dewy? On giving a second look carefully, you find out that she is not wearing a trace of makeup and her skin texture is naturally flawless, almost translucent! While you might envy her as someone who is lucky enough to have good genes, the truth is that you too can have a smooth and radiant skin texture. While you cannot do much about your genes, but by following a good beauty regimen, you too can have the skin that you always longed for.

A beauty regimen for women should be tailor-made according to the skin type and age. While mature women would require beauty products that take care of crow’s feet, lines and wrinkles, younger women would require oil free cleansers and anti acne products, if they are prone to acne. One of the most important things to remember while following a daily beauty regimen is that you should take care of your entire body and not just your face. If you have soft and smooth facial skin and your hands and feet are rough and pigmented, then it is going to give away your age.

Ideal Beauty Regimen

For day-to-day skin care, a skin care routine that consists of cleansing, toning and moisturizing along with application of SPF protection and weekly exfoliation is ideal. This should of course be complemented with some specific beauty rituals that will target some particular skin issues, if you have any.

Beauty Routine for your Face and Neck
Always cleanse your face and neck twice a day with a face wash that is suitable for your skin type. While a gel based cleanser is ideal for oily skin, a foaming facial cleanser is suitable for normal to dry skin. Moisturize your skin immediately after you have washed your face as this allows the product to be absorbed by the skin. Apply a non greasy high SPF formulated sunscreen, even if you are not planning to step outdoors. Your sunscreen provides protection to your skin only for a few hours, so reapplication is very important. Also, remember to use sunscreen on areas such as back of neck and ears. Exfoliate your skin with a gentle scrub twice a week to remove dead skin and blackheads. Lastly, always remove your makeup at the end of the day, before retiring to bed.

Beauty Routine for your Hands and Arms
Most women are so fixated with taking care of their face that they forget about extending the same care to their arms and hands. Callused hands, rough and dark elbows along with dark spots from sun exposure, etc. are some of the problems that most women face. To prevent these, you need to use an exfoliating shower gel everyday along with a deeply hydrating moisturizer or body lotion. Your arms and hands are prone to sun tan and pigmentation, so choose a moisturizer that has SPF in it.

Beauty Routine for your Legs and Feet
To avoid any embarrassment while going shoe shopping and for overall beauty, you need to keep your legs and feet smooth and soft. Apply a hydrating body lotion daily after a shower and at night apply a moisturizing foot cream. If you wear open toed sandals, then applying a sunscreen to your feet is a must as it will prevent unsightly tan lines to form on your pretty feet. Exfoliate your feet twice a month with a foot scrub to remove dead skin. If you have specific problems like cracked heels, then use a product that is specially formulated for it.

Beauty Routine for your Back
No beauty regimen is complete without taking care of your back. To have a blemish free skin on your back that is smooth and supple, apply a rich moisturizing lotion twice a day. Exfoliate your skin weekly with a gentle body scrub like a sea salt scrub or a brown sugar scrub to get rid of clogged pores, dirt, oil and dead skin. Doing this will help prevent the formation of acne on your back. If you do have acne on your back, then use a body wash that contains salicylic acid.

An ideal beauty regimen should also include regular removal of unwanted body hair by waxing, shaving or use of depilatory creams. For mature women, under eye creams and anti wrinkle serum should also form a part of the daily skin care rituals. Follow a skin care routine diligently, and get rewarded with admiring glances and second looks.

Tips to Make Guys Fall for You with Your Beauty

Getting noticed by the man of your dreams is the first key to make him fall for you. But, every woman is gorgeous in her own way, and among throngs of beautiful women, it is a tad hard to get the guy of your dreams notice you, and fall for you, especially when there are so many vying for his attention.

What can you do to stand out and get noticed? I know this will sound superficial, but the first thing a guy sees is the appearance of a girl. Beauty is what draws his attention to her, and intelligence and quick wit is what keeps it there.

Beautifying the body and mind is the secret of making a guy fall for you. The way you talk, walk, dress, smile, or gesticulate should be taken into account while making a game plan to enamor the guy you like. Elaborated below are the tips and tricks to look and feel beautiful, to make a guy fall head over heels for you.

*The list given below is in no particular order.

Flawless Skin

This beauty secret is an absolute no-brainier. For a beautiful and flawless skin, you need to keep your skin clean and clear at all times. Get rid of blackheads, whiteheads, zits, and pockmarks. A skin marred with scars and pimples is a complete turn off for men. Eat healthy, exercise regularly, follow the basic beauty regime of cleansing, steaming, toning, and moisturizing, and work towards making your skin flawless.

A glowing and radiating skin is what every man gets drawn to instantly – just like a moth to a flame! The best part about taking good care of your skin is being able to go without makeup and still look absolutely glamorous! If you wear makeup, try to keep it natural, as a lot of men do not like layers and layers of makeup.

If you have acne-prone skin, consult a dermatologist and get it treated. Always use products that suit your skin type to avoid irritation and maintain a healthy skin.

Gorgeous Hair

Every man loves the feel of silky soft hair between their fingers, so every time you wash your hair, use a good conditioner, and once in a while, deep condition your hair so that it feels extra soft!

Get a haircut that is neat and stylish, as well as suits your personality and face shape. Whether it is straight, wavy, or highlighted, take extra care so that your hair looks glossy and voluminous. Always use good products for a salon finish to your hair. Keep your hair down, as most men find hair left open very sexy and alluring!

A small word of advice, damaged hair, dandruff, and hair fall can be embarrassing, so if you have these problems, consult a dermatologist and get them treated.

Luminous Nails

Just imagine, you are meeting someone for the very first time. You find him very attractive and impressive and you reach out to shake his hand. You look down and see his fingernails, full of dirt, cracked, and chipped at the edges; this sight will gross you out! The same goes for men, they love dainty and clean fingernails and toenails that are well-polished, well-maintained, and evenly-shaped.

Pamper your nails with regular manicures and pedicures, never let your nail polish, or nails chip, keep them clean and pleasant-looking at all times. Subtle nail polish colors, nail art, and French manicures will make your nails look delicate, and give an overall beautiful appeal.

A small tip you can keep in mind, use a moisturizing hand cream every night before going to sleep to have baby-soft hands, and if you are in a hurry to get somewhere and your nails are not done, just file them so that they look even and apply a coat of clear nail polish. The goal is to have neat and clean nails.

Makeup

When applying makeup, try to keep it as light as you can. Accentuate your eyes, lips, and cheeks.

Keep your eyes smokey as it will make you look mysterious, and men love women who have that mysterious air about them. Do not let goop from your mascara or liner accumulate on the corners of your eyes, as it just looks very disturbing and gives an unkempt persona to your look.

If you choose to wear lipstick, make sure you wear it properly – first define the outline of your lips with a liner or a thin brush, then apply a coat of lipstick with a brush, and NEVER DIRECTLY FROM THE TUBE! If you are out to impress a man, I would say, wear a dash of gloss instead of lipstick, it always does the trick! Gloss makes lips look kissable and instantly draws the attention of any red-blooded male to your lips. Look after your lips by exfoliating them regularly and moisturizing them well.

Highlight your cheeks to give you a natural blush look. Make sure your blusher is spread evenly over your cheekbones towards your temples and not just concentrated on the apples – you really do not want to look like a clown. Bronze, or a nice plum or pink shade of blush is all you need to look absolutely gorgeous.

Smart Dressing

The phrase ‘dress to kill’ is very apt here. All men love women who dress smart. Big brands are not important as long as you wear clothes that flatter your body type. Your clothes should accentuate your femininity in the most subtle way possible. The colors you choose should stand out and make you look absolutely stunning.

In today’s era, showing skin has become a little too common, so if you really want to stand out in a crowd of Barbies, you could try the shy girl approach of dressing. Wear simple, yet elegant clothes that ooze sophistication and class.

Wearing baggy clothes, or clothes that are too tight is a complete fashion disaster. You should always wear clothes that are comfortable to move around, as well as boost your confidence levels. Get to know your style, and dress according to what makes you feel comfortable, yet sexy and sensuous. Let your inner diva out and do not feel shy to adopt a new fashion style. If you can rock it, then you should wear it!

Hairless Arms and Legs

Having fuzz on your arms, legs, and underarms is a turn off for most men. A soft, smooth, and silky skin that looks like it’s just waiting to be touched, really entices a man. If you’re going out on a date, and are planning to wear a dress, skirt, or shorts, make sure to wax or shave your legs. Apart from removing unwanted hair, this regime also removes dead skin from the surface of your skin, making it soft and radiant. Follow it up with a good body lotion for that extra shine and moisture.

If you are wearing something that is sleeveless, strapped, or a halter, then make sure to wax or shave your arms and underarms. Satin soft skin is a man’s weakness, and you should use that to your advantage by presenting his weakness to him on a platter. To add in that extra bit to your hairless limbs, you could try a light spray tan (just enough to make you look fresh and radiant).

Basic Hygiene

Body odor, filthy teeth, and an unkempt appearance are the three most basic turn offs for men and women. So, please spare some time to shower regularly with a pleasant scented soap or body wash. Please do not go to meet a guy with sleep sand in your eyes. Make sure your teeth are clean and spotless. Accumulated plaque on the base of the teeth looks horrible. Mouth and body odor are two highlighting points that may make a man never talk to you again.

Use a nice perfume, deodorant, talcum powder, soap, shampoo, or body lotion to smell fresh all the time. Keep some wet wipes handy in your purse or bag, so that when you get too sweaty, you could just freshen up immediately. Also, keep a small box of mint or mouth spray, so that you don’t have to worry about mouth odor.

Wash your clothes regularly, so that your clothes are clean and fresh. If you have smelly feet, then wear a pair of cotton socks or a cotton pantyhose, when you wear closed toe shoes, like sport shoes, boots, and pumps.

Mannerisms and Confidence

Bad manners is something no one likes, therefore, you have to be well-mannered and polite. Be confident and speak what is on your mind, but never be rude or loud. Men do not like pompous women at all. They like the strong, confident, well-mannered, and the independent types.

Voice your opinions and views on a particular subject, but be a good listener. Men get irked when the woman they are talking to cut them in the middle of their sentences. Charming a man is an art, and every woman should be well-versed in this art.

Be confident in your ways – right from the way you walk, to the way you talk, gesticulate, etc. Men find it a real turn-on when women are oozing with self-confidence, however, just remember to come off humble and not too overconfident. Woo him with your inner beauty, personality, and the right attitude.

Woman of Substance

Beauty and intelligence go hand in hand. Gone are the days when the ‘Dumb-blonde’ personality would help a woman bag a man. Nowadays, men like women with intelligence and wit. Increase your knowledge on subjects, like cars, bikes, models, action films, etc. In short, get to know about things that guys find interesting – it will really impress them.

Every woman should be aware of what is happening in the world, and should be able to contribute to any conversation. A woman taking interest in world events, politics, and finance really impresses men. Know what you are talking about, but please do not under any circumstances be a ‘know-it-all’, or a bore. Do not be in competition with a guy on how much more you know, or act like a teacher explaining him things, just be subtle and classy when you are voicing your views.

Be witty and funny. A good sense of humor is an important trait men look for in their ‘dream girl’. Make him laugh, have fun when you are with him, and also show that you have a serious and focused side to you (we do not want him to think – ‘this girl is only good for a good time’ now, do we?).
When it comes to wooing a guy you are interested in, you should have patience. Things fall into place when they have to, so be graceful in your approach, and with the help of the tricks mentioned above, you will definitely succeed in making the man of your dreams fall for you.

Best Hair Makeover Tips for Men

images-17Hairstyles are a vital component of a man’s appearance. It is an easily noticeable fashion statement; a well-chosen hairstyle often does an excellent job of displaying your personality. For example, a hairstyle like that of Pierce Brosnan or George Clooney depicts a firm and no-nonsense personality. On the other hand, a hairstyle like that of Brad Pitt depicts a casual and extremely pleasant personality.

However, neither of those hairstyles would work if you don’t look like Messrs. Clooney, Pitt or Brosnan.

Hair makeover is targeted at, simply put, giving men the hairstyle that suits them.

There is no point in copying some actor’s hairstyle if it looks ridiculous on your face. In fact, a good hairstylist might be able to suggest a look that, although not the one you wanted, would look better on you than on any resident of Hollywood. For instance, you may have loved Avatar and the way the Na’vi braid their hair, but you have to be blue and 10-feet tall to make that particular look work.

Why Change?

Many people, especially youngsters, are easily influenced by what they are fed by the media, and blindly try to imitate what they see on the celluloid screen. While the urge to do that is natural, the natural form of your hair is usually the one that suits you best. Artificially culturing a hairstyle can have adverse affects, including adverse chemical influences from the various gels and other hair products invariably used in the salon. If you are set on trying to make yourself more attractive in the eyes of the rest of the world – which is something you don’t really need to do in the first place – improving upon your natural qualities would be a better option than to artificially change it altogether.

Hairstylists consider many different factors when they suggest a makeover. The following are some of the important points:

  • Shape and Angularity (Cut) of the Face
  • Skin Tone
  • Nature and Length of the Hair
  • Height
  • Age

There are two methods to determine what changes have to be made to an existing hairstyle: the conventional hands-on method, and the modern ‘virtual’ method.

Virtual Makeover

Nowadays, there are many software programs that provide an image of an individual with a new hairstyle virtually ‘fitted on’. While using these applications, all the user has to do is download the software from the internet, submit a picture of himself and get familiarized with the numerous hairstyles the interface has to offer.

Programs like these are, in some cases, so ‘intelligent’ that they recommend makeover hairstyles and even hair-coloring ideas on the basis of features like the cut of the face of the person or the tone of the skin, hair color etc. After you have the preview of the new hairstyle, you can just take a printout and hand it over to the hairstylist to get that particular hairstyle done.

Conventional Makeover

Many hairstylists often opine that using a software to alter such a crucial facet of your appearance as a hairstyle is not a good option. They reason that although the virtual preview of the hairstyle may look good, it appears different in reality.

Hairstylists often emphasize the importance of the gradual evolution of a makeover, rather than an overnight mutation. This is due to the fact that human hair tends to grow in different directions after performing makeovers, and this is where you need a stable routine of haircuts. The emergent layer of hair, naturally growing haphazardly, disrupts the set hairstyle, and regular trimmings are necessary to keep that in check.

Ideally, it is best to go in for a makeover done by a professional hairstylist over a relatively long period of time, say, 15 months. The advantage is that the hairstylist develops a hairstyle that is suitable for you. A hairstyle makeover will not only help an individual look good, but also feel the same. The makeover will also help give that individual’s personality a new, better dimension.

Best Beauty Tips for Girls

Make-up and clothing are a part of an identity for every woman. It is often said women think of nothing but make-up and fashion. Well, I say it is the beauty of a woman that makes the world a better place. Good-looking women ooze confidence and style as well as motivate others to follow suit. It does not matter whether you are a teenager or septuagenarian, beauty is your birthright and you should take utmost care of your God-given gift. These simple beauty tips for girls will help you maintain your aura.
Skin Beauty Tips
Skin is the largest organ of our body. It helps protect all our vital organs inside the body, and keep us away from infections. Skin is the most important organ in defining a person’s beauty. A clear, flawless skin is the first sign of a healthy body.
★ Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water each day to keep your skin moisturized.

★ Eat nutritious and balanced foods to supply enough vitamins like vitamin A and vitamin C to your skin.

★ Drink a glass of water mixed with honey to keep your skin shiny and smooth.

★ Massage with milk and saffron helps keep your skin moisturized and smooth.

★ Keep the room temperatures mild to prevent your skin from drying.
★ Bathe with lukewarm water and mild soaps. Do not take a hot water shower as it causes your skin to blush and become dry.

★ After a bath, do not dry your skin by rubbing hard with a towel. Instead with a soft, gentle towel pat dry your skin.

★ Eat plenty of fruits and raw vegetables as they are a source of fluorine, which is very important to prevent scaly skin.
★ Cucumbers are a great source of sodium that helps prevents wrinkles on skins. Cucumbers also help keep the body cool.
★ Use hydrating creams after every shower, hand wash or during cold temperatures. This gives a soft feel to your skin.

★ Use lotions containing hydroxyl acid or salicylic acid. These lotions not only keep your skin moisturized but also give it a smooth appearance.

★ Scrub your skin with walnut or apricot scrub to remove dead cells and maintain a healthy layer of skin.

★ Use gloves in winter to protect the skin on your hands from getting chapped.
★ Use a cuticle cream to keep your fingers looking good.

★ Wash your face with a face wash in the morning and before going to sleep.

★ Use an SPF moisturizer on your face and body when going outdoors. This helps prevent damage and premature aging of the skin.
★ Always remember to remove your makeup with a cleaning lotion before retiring for the day. Makeup contains harmful chemicals that block the skin pores. This leads to bacterial infection and pimples. Few chemicals also cause darkening of the skin.
★ Use purifying masks once a week to keep the pores clear and skin fresh.

★ Apply neutral color makeup that looks good on light as well as darker complexions.

★ Cut a broad slice of fresh apple and rub it on your face. Rub well and then wait for 10 min for the juice to be absorbed in the skin. Wash off with lukewarm water and pat dry. This will help reduce the oily shine on the face.
★ For healthy and smooth skin, mix oatmeal with grapefruit juice. Mix to a thick consistency and apply it on the face. Wait for 15 min and wash with lukewarm water.
Nail Beauty Tips
Nails are an integral part of our lives and most women tend to overlook nail care. Beautiful nails complete your look and complement your natural beauty.
★ Treat your nails with olive oil every alternative days.

★ Use a mixture of water and lemon juice to remove stains from your nails.

★ Do not cut the nail cuticle as you might get an infection.

★ Do not cover your nails with nail polish for long periods of time. You should leave your nails uncovered every two weeks.

★ Eat fruits and vegetables containing vitamin B and vitamin B5 to maintain healthy nails and skin.
★ Drink milk and eat bananas to make your nails strong as they are rich in Calcium.

★ Vitamin A, Vitamin C, folic acid, zinc etc. makes your nails strong.

★ When applying nail polish, begin with a base coat. This keeps your nails protected.

★ Do not scratch, pick, dig or pinch with your nails. Your nails are not hardware tools.

★ Use products that contain alcohol sparingly. Alcohols causes your nails to break.
★ Wear hand gloves when doing household chores and during gardening to avoid accidental chipping and breakage of nails.

★ To avoid discoloration of nails, apply a coat of clear nail polish before applying colored nail polish.
Hand Beauty Tips
Hands are the most used parts of our body. It is essential to maintain soft and smooth hands as they are the first tell-tale signs of aging.
★ Moisturize your hands at least 3 times a day.

★ In case of dry skin, wash your hands with soap. Then pour some salt on your hands and wash them again. Apply moisturizing cream to prevent drying of hands.

★ Use gloves to protect your hands from harmful detergents and chemicals while washing and cleaning.

★ Before going to bed apply Vaseline on your hands and cover them with cotton gloves. Your hands will feel as smooth as butter the next morning.
★ Add almond oil to the water when washing dishes. The oil seals the moisture of the skin preventing it from drying.

★ Wash your hands with warm water and dry them with a coarse napkin. Apply one teaspoon honey and one teaspoon olive oil on the damp hand. Place your hands in a plastic bag and cover with cotton gloves. The heat developed inside the plastic bag helps the mixture penetrate into the coarse hand skin.
★ Take a cup of milk and warm it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Soak the hands in this warm milk for 5 minutes. This helps hydrate the skin and strengthen the nails.
Hair Beauty Tips
The crowing glory of a woman, hair does not only protect the head from excessive heat loss, but helps create different looks. Hair styles make a person stand out and it is very important to take utmost care of your delicate hair.
★ Choose a hair product that will make your hair healthy and radiant. Use mild shampoos according to your hair type.

★ Use shampoos with zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, salicylic acid or ketoconazole as the active ingredient to get rid of dandruff.
★ The best homemade remedy for dandruff is washing your hair with vinegar. Mix six teaspoons of water with two teaspoons of vinegar and rub the solution on your scalp. Leave it overnight and again apply the solution in the morning and rinse your hair.

★ Use wide toothed combs to comb your hair when wet.

★ Clean your hair daily with shampoo and conditioner. Apply the conditioner at the middle or on the hair ends.
★ Avoid oily foods, alcohol and cigarettes to maintain healthy hair.

★ Do not use two-in-one shampoos, conditioners and fizz serum as they damage your crowing glory.

★ Condition your hair with mayonnaise. Apply mayonnaise to your hair and rinse off after 2 to 3 minutes. This will give a shine and bounce to your dull, lifeless hair.
Overall Beauty Tips For Girls
Eyes and lips attract attention. Eyes are the windows of the soul and healthy eyes make the view clearer.
★ Wash your eyes with cool water daily to get rid of germs and dirt.

★ Read the instructions carefully before using contact lenses to avoid infection.

★ Eye makeup should match with the overall look. Choose the focus on either the lips or eyes to avoid a ghastly look.

★ Use darker makeup during the night and keep the look subtle during the day.
★ Apply mascara on the tips of the eye lashes.

★ Use high quality eye make up and specific eye cleansers to remove cosmetics.

★ Dab a little orange shadow into the inside corner of your eye to create the wide-eyed look.

★ Use minimum makeup on your face as it damages your skin. Mineral makeup helps brighten the skin without the use of heavy foundation.
★ Use a lip balm on your lips to prevent it from drying and chapping.

★ Use lip colors that suit your skin. Long-lasting, perfectly colored and those that are made from ingredients that are safe are best for your lips.

★ Sleep on satin or silk pillow cases as it creates fewer creases on your face and delays the onset of wrinkles.

★ Apply lemon juice mixed with a little salt to your teeth. It is a natural whitening agent and help brighten up your smile.
★ Those who love strawberries can crush a few with their toothbrush and use the mashed berries to brush their teeth. This will help reduce the yellow stain and whiten your teeth naturally.

★ Avoid sleeping on your sides. Sleeping on your back, helps prevent wrinkles on your face as well as your cleavage area.
These are few beauty tips for girls that will help create a natural beauty and maintain your looks. It is best to avoid cosmetics and cosmetic surgeries to look beautiful. All members of the female species of the human race are born beautiful. They just need to take some special care to maintain the magic. Avoid alcohol, drugs and smoking to keep your beauty long-lasting. A healthy lifestyle will help you in achieving an eternal beauty. A positive attitude will help create a glow on your face. Beauty is skin deep, thus, only a beautiful soul reflects true beauty.