6 Summer Diet & Skin Care Tips To Keep You Looking Your Best For Summer 2015


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Summer is only here for a few precious months. Let’s make them count and become the best beach beauties we can! Lifestyle expert Jeanne Kissman and founder of PlumHill pure body essentials, agrees. She gave us the scoop on a few of her favorite diet, fashion and skin care tips. Try any or all of these juicy beauty bits out to make your summer a bit more sunny.

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Take a cold shower. A hot shower will enhance the effects of dry skin after a hot day in the sun. Take a cold shower to lower the temperature of your skin and reduce acne breakouts.

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Drink some red wine. Treat yourself to a glass of red wine before spending time in the sun. Studies suggest that the flavonoids found in the skin of red grapes may reduce the sun’s ability to destroy skin cells. Not only does wine taste yummy, but it also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.

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This young woman came prepared for day 2 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 16, 2015

Wear a wide-brimmed hat. Protect your skin and hair from the sun’s damaging rays by wearing a wide-brimmed hat. The hat will also protect your scalp and prevent sunburn.


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This girl had the right idea at the 2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

Dine on melons. Beautiful summer skin comes from within. Eat a lot of cantaloupe and watermelon. These fruits are filled with antioxidants and will help hydrate the skin. Enjoy radiant summer skin by eating a healthy diet.

Stock up on strawberries. Use fresh strawberries to freshen up your complexion. Simply cut large strawberries in half, squeeze them to release the juices and rub them in circular motions over your face. Leave the juices on your face for 2-3 minutes and then rinse. This will brighten sun and age spots to even your skin tone.

Protect your hair before swimming. Wet hair will absorb fewer chemicals like chlorine than dry hair. Be sure to keep hair braided or pinned up to prevent unruly tangles. And avoid a tight bun, as wet hair is susceptible to breakage when it is pulled.

This article was originally published on Fashion Times.


Plastic Surgery Tourism Causes Silicone Breast Implants Augmentation Recall For Women With Poly Implant Prosthesis (PIP) Implants

Plastic Surgery Tourism Causes Silicone Breast Implants Augmentation Recall For Women With Poly Implant Prosthesis (PIP) Implants

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Despite many medical advancements, women are still receiving faulty breast implants. Say it ain’t so!

More than 300,000 women received industrial-grade silicone in their implants from French implant manufacturer, Poly Implant Prosthesis. These implants were not used in the U.S., but thousands of American women traveled abroad for implants and could be affected.

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With the practice of ‘plastic surgery tourism’ sending many overseas for the same cosmetic procedures but at cheaper prices, many women affected are from the U.S. with a South American or European connection.

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Internationally trained plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Hartog, is spreading the word to women who might have been patients. So exactly what happened?

French implant manufacturer Poly Implant Prosthesis,’ founder Jean-Claude Mas is in jail as the company circulated these potentially harmful implants. Experts strongly recommend that these implants be removed or exchanged. And Dr. Hartog, agrees.

“This is an unfortunate incident that women need to be aware of,” said the expert who is also director of The Bougainvillea Clinique.

“Women who received these implants should seek management for implant problems with capsular contracture or consider removing the implants and use a fat transfer as a replacement. Using their own fat for enhancement eliminates the fear of incorrect silicon use.”

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Internationally trained, Dr. Hartog specializes in breast reconstruction and enhancement but uses the virtually scarless, fat transfer procedure.

“With AFT, fat is removed from the thighs or abdomen using gentle liposuction and inserted in small droplets into the breast,” he explained.

A opposed to the potentially dangerous industrial-grade silicone implants, there is little risk of rejection when using AFT because it is a natural procedure, with the fat coming directly from the patient.”

While no implants from PIP were used in the U.S., experts estimate that thousands of American women traveled abroad for these implants, causing the need to spread the word to women nationwide who might have these implants as a result of a procedure overseas.

This article was originally published Fashiontimes.com


How To Stay Young: Lay On Your Pillow To Avoid Wrinkles, Remove Makeup, & Keep Skin Clear

How To Stay Young: Lay On Your Pillow To Avoid Wrinkles, Remove Makeup, & Keep Skin Clear

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We hate to break it to you, but age and poor food choices are not the only culprits of wrinkles, and neither are genetics. There are other factors that can make the aging process rev up including lifestyle choices and poor beauty habits.

Dr. Mirwat Sami, Houston board-certified ophthalmologist of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery agrees. “It is the skin’s elasticity which prevents unwanted lines and furrows from forming, and keeps skin from sagging,” Sami explained.

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Although wrinkles naturally develop with age, there are bad habits you can break to stop sabatoging skin. Here are Dr. Sami’s tips:

Don’t Sleep on Your Side or Stomach. “You might get a good night’s sleep on your sides and tummy, but you’re unnecessarily stressing your skin. Fetal and tummy positions when sleeping cause uneven blood circulation which locks up nourishment, blood, and oxygen on some parts of your body while depriving other body parts, including skin and cause it to become wrinkled,” Sami explained.

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“Not only do these sleeping positions cause wrinkles, poor blood circulation causes fluids to be stuck around your eyes. This contributes to the formation of eye bags and dark under eye circles that make you look tired and older,” the expert highlighted.

Always Remove Makeup At Night. “When you sleep in your makeup, you’re basically asking for wrinkles,” Dr. Sami said. “The makeup and environmental pollutants you accumulate during the day seep into your pores, breaking down collagen and elastin.

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This can speed up the aging process and leave you with fine lines and wrinkles,” Dr. Sami said.

Try To Limit Central Heating. “The central heating and air conditioning systems that many of us use at home and at work can severely dry out skin, leading to premature aging and wrinkles. To help keep skin youthful and soft, try turning down the heat,” Sami advised.

And of course keeping a glass of water in the room can also increase humidity, while wearing a protective face cream can help relieve dryness too.

This article originally appeared on Fashiontimes.com


Beauty Natural Products Enhance Your Beauty Without Side Effects

Beauty Natural Products Enhance Your Beauty Without Side Effects

There is a large number of beauty products available in market that take care, nourish and enhance your looks and body personality. Most of these products consist of chemical compounds, alcohol based and petroleum based compounds. Different people have different skin texture and hence same product is not suitable to everyone. So, a person must take suggestions of a skin specialist before using such doubtful products. It is better to use natural beauty products. Natural products have no side effects and hence are relatively safe. Though, there are various natural products available to enhance your beauty and looks but if you want to save money, you can also prepare these medicines at your homes. Let’s see home made treatments for some ailments.


Treatment of dark circles under eyes: This is one of the most common ailments that make us look stressed. Here are some tips that provide you freedom from these zombie-like effects under eyes. Wrap a grated raw potato in cheesecloth and place to eyelids for 15-20 minutes. Wipe off the residue and use the eye cream.

Carrot Facial Mask: You need 2 to 3 large carrots and 41/2 tablespoons honey. The procedure of preparing the cream is cook carrots, then mash. Mix it with honey and apply it gently to the skin. Wait for 10 minutes and rinse off with cool water.

Glowing Facial Mask: The following recipe can be prepared to make your skin radiant. The ingredients are:
1 tbsp fuller’s earth, 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp mashed papaya. Mix them and put on your face for 20 minutes and then rinse off.


Honey Facial Mask: You can prepare the best facial mask by using the pure and simple honey. Place a cloth in warm water and apply to your face to open the pores. Smear on honey, and leave on for 15 to 30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water, then use cold water to close the pores. Use once a week.

Natural beauty products go through this kind of preparation and are ready for use. You will find many products selling themselves as natural products. Don’t get deceived by the labels they have on their packages. It is advised to read the ingredient labels very carefully as much as possible. Balanced diet along with the natural beauty products enhance your beauty and complete looks.

Aloe Vera – Best herb for skin

Aloe Vera – Best herb for skin

Aloe is grown mainly in the dry regions of Africa, Asia, Europe and America.  Because of its many therapeutic uses, it is now commercially cultivated in the United States, Japan, and countries in the Caribbean and Mediterranean.  However, in many places you can grown your own Aloe Vera plant quite happy in a pot as a household plant.

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Despite its very cactus-like characteristics, Aloe belongs to the lily family, which also includes asparagus, onions, leeks and garlic.  The Aloe plant contains over thirty enzymes, including lipase and oxidase.  It could be argued that enzymes are the missing element in the modern diet since 40% of the adult population suffer digestive problems and digestion is enzyme-based.


Aloe Vera also contains significant levels of salicylic acid (the active ingredient in aspirin) which accounts for some of the herb’s pain-killing potential. Some people swear by a burst of aloe spray on sunburn when a gel or cream is too painful to apply.

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Salicylic acid also plays a role in Aloe’s detoxifying and cell-cleansing capacity.  The well-researched capacity of Aloe to stimulate the immune system is arguably its most important attribute. Others have testified that a daily drink with high quality Aloe juice helps clear sensitive skin.  Aloe is well known as a soothing ingredient in skincare lotions and body products.

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There are a host of studies from every continent documenting the healthful benefits of Aloe Vera, taken both internally and used externally.  Aloe has truly earned it reputation as a natural, healthful ‘wonder’ herb.

7 Beauty tips to look younger and beautiful naturally

7 Beauty tips to look younger and beautiful naturally

Ever since Eve took that first bite of the apple, the human race has been obsessed with beauty.

The truth is we begin the aging process just as soon as we pop out of the womb. Every day of our lives our bodies slough off and regenerate new cells. The speed at which that process takes place when we are children is vastly different as we get older.

Every day you are bombarded daily with commercial messages and beauty tips that attempt to lure you into believing that the most recent miracle drug is just what you need to fight off the ravages of Mother Nature.

We are living longer as a whole. Singularly, that can be a curse or a blessing, depending on your perspective.
The best route to natural beauty and healthy skin is to take care of what you have. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? The truth is that your skin takes a beating from the environment every single day. Here are some of our favorite beauty tips for keeping your skin fresh and healthy:

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1: Stay hydrated and do it with plenty of water! That does not mean soda, caffeine or any other type of liquid, even if it is low cal. Soda (even diet soda) has a high concentration of sodium. Sodium retains fluids. You need fluid that will hydrate and flush your body free of toxins. Make sure you are drinking at least 8 glasses a day!

2: Protect your skin from harmful ultra violet (UV) rays. We all love the sun. We love being in it and we love having a beautiful tan. The truth is you can poison yourself with too much sunshine. UV rays cause skin cancer and if that isn’t bad enough it causes your skin to age faster than it should, contributing to unsightly wrinkles. If you must play in the sun, make certain you are using an adequate sun screen. Don’t leave home without it!

3: Keep your skin clean. Use a soft warm cloth. Skin does not require scrubbing. You will do more harm than good if you do.

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4: The best cure for wrinkles is to never have them in the first place! If you are like most of us, you didn’t listen to your Mom when she tried to tell you to stay in the shade, stand up straight and stop squinting!

5: Eat healthy. Knowing how and what to eat, can make a huge difference in how you feel. Improper eating habits can cause depression, weight gain, illness and an overall lethargy.

Weight gain causes your skin to stretch. As you get older, it loses it’s elasticity and you’re left with sagging skin.
The best solution to this is to maintain a proper weight.

A rule of thumb for eating habits are…don’t eat more calories than you consume. Don’t go one single day without doing something extra and physical for at least 30 minutes per day. This can be three ten minute walks. Or 30 minutes of vigorous aerobics, or 12 minutes of weight lifting and 18 minutes of walking.

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6: Don’t worry, be happy. A happy outlook appears to trigger the release of endorphins. Endorphins relax the cardiovascular system and cytokines which alert the immune system to pay attention in detecting abnormalities like cancer cells. Listen carefully to yourself. If you have put yourself down since childhood, over a lifetime, negative subliminal messages can take their toll by turning you into a pessimist. Spend one week writing down the phrases you use in your “self talk.” Chances are you will find that you repeat a dozen or so phrases over and over again that reinforce that negative image. If you know about them, you can change them. Outer beauty and inner joy go hand in hand.

Here are a few quick tips for increasing joy, hope and optimism that will work no matter what your age:

Make a list of at least 50 great things that happen to you every day.

Laugh a lot. You’ll heal your body and your mind.

Discover a new challenge each month.

Try meditating for just five minutes each day.

7: Sex After 50 – Ha! How many of you jumped ahead to this section?

The importance of physical intimacy actually depends on the couple. An alarming number of men used to give up on sex after 60 and many women used to feel that their sex life ended with menopause. Thankfully, that is no longer the case.


Sex at middle age can actually become better and more satisfying than ever before. Maturity gives a couple more experience in lovemaking. The children are usually grown and left home. The pressures of building a career and day to day life are usually less stressful than in younger years.

Is beauty really skin deep?

The answer is yes and no.  It’s a paradox, isn’t it? True beauty begins from the inside out. Don’t you wish there was some way to “wriggle your nose” and regain that soft skin you had as a child? Well, until someone comes up with the true “Fountain of Youth” we are stuck with what we have.

Just remember that getting older doesn’t have to mean getting old.