Archive for the ‘Beauty Tips’ Category

Are you eaitng enough BEAUTY FOODS.

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Eating certain foods can dramatically improve the appearance of our skin, hair, nails, and eyes.

A diet rich in “phyto-compounds” can stimulate DNA repair, increased collagen production, reduce inflammation, and improve blood flow. This not only keeps you healthy but it keeps you looking younger longer.

Creams and lotions can do wonders for your skin, but your diet is by far the most crucial when it comes to having healthy skin.

Beauty is dependent on the overall health of your body. In order for your skin to look attractive and vibrant you need to make healthy lifestyle choices, and a great place to start is with the foods you eat.

So if you want your skin to feel soft and look firm here are a few foods that you can eat starting today.

pomegranateBlueberries: These blue little balls are one of natures most potent anti-aging foods. They help keep the skins elasticity, strengthen the gums, and contribute to the health of our eyes.

Brazil nuts: Help protect our skin from UV rays and they help reduce dryness.

Strawberries: Help protect our skins collagen structures. Collagen is what keeps our skin firm. Wrinkles form when our collagen levels start depleting.

Salmon: Promotes soft smooth skin, free from dry itchy patches.

Avocados: These contain folate which helps blood formation. This is essential for cell regeneration.

Acai: This is the king of all berries. It has 50% more antioxidants than pomegranates, and twice as much as blueberries. They also contain omega 6,9 fatty acids, fiber, calcium, and vitamins.

Apricots: Very rich in fiber and phytochemicals like beta-carotene and lycopene. They also have vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, folate, iron and potassium, making them very beneficial to our skin.

Broccoli: Also very high in fiber, vitamin C, and folate. There’s a compound in broccoli called sulforaphane that protects our bodies cells from injury.

Beans: Jammed packed with phytochemicals, fiber, folic acid, protein, calcium, and magnesium. These guys can stabilize blood sugar as well as lower cholesterol.
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Beauty tips for working women

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

GOING to work does not have to be boring and dreary. Make-up for work should be subtle, natural and easy enough for you to complete it while in a rush but this does not mean you have to hide all the colours from your make-up palette.

The best make-up look for any workplace should be one that enhances your features and not hide who you are.

No matter the shape and size of your body, the tone of your skin and your facial concerns, there’s always a way to enhance your beauty to give you a boost of confidence while at work.

When you feel good about yourself from the inside out, you will feel more confident at work.

Metro Online Broadcast speaks to L’Oreal consumer products division assistant product manager Sharmini Kumar-Sandhu to learn a few make-up tips for working women.

1. Keep skin clean

Our skin is like a canvas, Sharmini said. Taking it as an analogy, a canvas has to be clean with no rough surfaces before painting, to ensure that the finishing colours will stand out better. For women who have concerns about their eyes, you can opt to use a white eyeliner on your lower lashline to make your eyes look bigger and brighter.

The same goes for skin. It is vital to start applying make-up on a fresh, clean and moisturised face. Make-up will come off easily and colours would be dull if you’ve not cleansed off the oil on your skin.

Using moisturiser will also help smoothen make-up application and if it is not used, your skin surface will be rough and dry, leaving make-up looking uneven and unpolished.

It’s also important for you to ensure that all the make-up is removed once the day is done.

2. Choose the right foundation

When trying out a new foundation colour, most women turn to their hands to see if the foundation and their skin colour matches. This is a common mistake.

The right way to choose a suitable foundation colour is to apply some on the side of your jaw.

by Raymond Ooi.

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