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Hallux Rigidus: a Degenerative Toe Arthritis

A painful and insidious condition of big toes that can lead to significant limitations in an athlete’s ability to perform and bend the toe. Arthritis is often described as a wearing out or erosion of the cartilage between the joints. With increased motion within the joints, there's a gradual increase in the amount of erosion, causing greater damage within the joint.

 

Skin Serums: A Miraculous Option for Glowing Skin

Serums are a skin care product with high concentrations of certain active ingredients. These ingredients can be things like hyaluronic acid (to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles), vitamin C.

 

Vision Supplements for Women over 40

There are certain nutrients that can help delay or prevent eye problems and disease, especially those caused as a result of aging.

 

Body Polishing: Scrub Away Dead Skin

Body Polishing is a skin exfoliating beauty technique and one of the most luxurious and refreshing spa activities. Done by specialist , it involves a combination of elements - massages and body scrubs in a unique treatment to clean hard and dead skin cells and to reveal the soft, healthy, relaxed and revitalized skin.

 

Moroccan Oil: Multi-Beneficial Liquid Gold for Skin and Hair Care

Argan oil is popularly known as “Liquid Gold”. It is derived from the kernel of the Argan fruit and is one of the world’s most expensive oils.

  

Taming Down Dark Under Eye Circles

Do the dark circles under your eyes still elicit stares and make you look much older. In recent years, the drumbeat against under-eye circles has grown louder. Blame it on unhealthy lifestyle, irregular sleep pattern, stress the list can go on . So, to make sure you get rid of this problem

  

Do and Don'ts While Using Eye Drops
Eye drops are a common drug found in most medicine cabinets, at home and hospital. With increasing incidence of dryness, allergies, eye infections or glaucoma, eye drops are bound to become our inseparable part.

 

Typical Hair color Horrors, and How to fix them
When you feel that the color has lifted sufficiently, shampoo and follow with a deep or intensive conditioner.

 

Lipstick Looks for AW2014 

The glitz! The glamour! The dresses! And… the lips. When it's autumn season, choosing desired lipstick color and brand can be quite confusing. There are always new cool shades being introduced in the market. Women prefer something that will make them stand out in the crowd.

 

How Long Can Beauty Products Last? 

All beauty products have a shelf life, if not thrown in time or still used can cause skin irritation and eye infections.

 

New Make-Up Trends to add a Lift 

Hint of metallic to splashes of blue cannot match up to radiant skin, which is season's must have make-up trend.

 

Yoga to Balance Eyestrain 

Do you spend your days staring at a computer screen? If you do, you probably know how draining and tiring it can be to your entire body, not just your eyes. This agitation strains the entire body, including the eyes. That's why people often feel drained after studying or working, even though they haven't physically exerted themselves.
 

Make-up looks

On the next few pages you'll find a range of make-up looks designed to suit different occasions and environments, from the office to a dressy evening function.

 

Summer Sun to Blame for Eye Disease

This summer you may want to stay out of the sun to protect your vision. Most people know that exposure to the sun, especially at the height of summer, can damage their skin. But few people realize the serious toll the sun can take on their eyes. Extended exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays is one of the risk factors associated with eye disorders such as cataracts.

 

Hair & Make-up Trends for Summer 2014

This season's biggest hair and makeup trends are all about simple details that will really make you shine.

 

Herbs offering Sun Protection

When it come to sun damage, prevention is the key, so do your best to limit your sun exposure, and wear protective clothing or sunscreen when you go outside. Almost 75 percent of sun damage occurs without our even going to the beach or lying out in the sun — as we walk down the street, ride a bike or even drive a car (if the windows are down). Special skin cells spread a dark pigment called melanin through the skin to tan it, protecting sensitive underlying cells from the sun's destructive tendencies.

 


Finding a Swimsuit for Your Body Type
Whatever your body shape there is a swim suit to empower your body for a splash in the pool. Luckily, the latest swimsuit trends are the most flattering we've seen in a long time. It's not all about the itty-bitty, teeny-weeny bikini anymore.

 

Natural Makeup That Makes You Look Your Best
So you want to make your features pop, but you don’t want to wear a lot of makeup? No problem! With so many new makeup lines on the market and the trends moving towards a clean soft look, the sky is the limit. Here are a few quick tips, start to finish, for a flawless, beautiful face.

 

Velaterapia: For Treating Split Ends

According to Maria Clara Povia, the beauty director at Marie Claire Brazil, women in Brazil spend a whopping 10 percent of their salaries on hair care alone.

 

Allergic Conjunctivitis or allergy eyes

The word conjunctivitis refers to the swelling and redness of the thin layer of mucous membrane (the conjunctiva) that lines the inside of your eyelids and the white part of your eye. Allergic conjunctivitis often involves itching, watering, and redness of the eye.

 

Scleroderma: Symptoms & Management

Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease meaning hard skin. In an autoimmune disease, the immune system mistakes a person’s own tissues as foreign invaders and sets up a protective attack that backfires to cause problems. According to experts, approximately 1 in every 4,000 people has some form of scleroderma. It is rare in children, and is more common in females than males. It generally develops when the patient is aged between 30 and 60 years.

 

Prickly Heat: Therapeutic Management

Prickly heat (Miliaria Rubra) is a skin disorder which produces an irritating skin rash as the result of obstructed sweat-glands. When the narrow ducts carrying sweat to the skin surface get clogged, the trapped sweat causes inflammation, which produces irritation (prickling) and itching. Prickly heat usually consists of a rash of very tiny blisters but also can appear as large, reddened areas of skin.

 

Binocular Vision Disorder: an Age-Related Phenomena

As many as 27 per cent of adults in their sixties have an actual binocular vision or eye movement disorder. This number rises to 38 per cent for those over age 80. About 20 per cent of the general population suffers from a binocular vision disorder, which affects depth perception and therefore may increase the risk of falls.

 

Eyebrow Transplant for that 'Power-Brow': on the Rise

According to a cosmetic surgeons the bushy-browed supermodel, Cara Delevingne has inspired a massive increase in the number of women looking to fill in their sparse eyebrows with a transplant. Statistics have revealed that enquiries regarding eyebrow transplants have increased by 45 per cent since 2010.

 

Miranda Kerr's Fitness Secrets Revealed!

Rated No.5 in World ranking for women models in 2011 by askmen.com. Ranked number 4 among the Top 20 sexiest models (Models.com). She was named one of the "100 Hottest Women of All-Time" by Men's Health.

 

Hair Style: Curly styler

The ponytail styler can also be used to tame a mass of curls, creating a ponytail with a simple double twist

 

Selecting a Wardrobe to Flatter Your Skin Tone
Your best colors will be determined by a combination of factors including your natural hair color, eye color and skin tone.
 

Blisters : causes cures and treatments

Blisters form when the skin rubs against another surface, causing friction. First, a tear occurs within the upper layers of the skin (the epidermis), forming a space between the layers while leaving the surface intact. Then fluid seeps into the space.

 

Fractionated Carbon Dioxide C02 Laser for Skin Rejuvenation
Fractionated or "pixilated" carbon dioxide (CO2) laser treatment are one of the latest advances in non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments. According to many doctors, this skin-resurfacing treatment combines the effectiveness of traditional carbon dioxide lasers (long thought to be the gold standard in wrinkle removal) with a new application technique, which delivers powerful results without the traditionally harsh side effects.

 

Is Your Shampoo Sulphate-Free? Time to Check Now!
We all love the lather in our shampoos, toothpaste and soaps. Sulphate is a standard ingredient in a shampoo responsible for the foaming-effect. I am sure you don’t want to wash my hair with the same detergent that cleans your clothes and dishes.

 

Hair Rules to Live By
A little planning and preventive measures can help you avoid the common sun and surf damage of faded hair color, fragile, brittle or dry hair and yucky split ends. Check out the hair rules to live by.

 

Flattering Styles for Every Shape of Face

OVAL Shape Face: This facial shape can wear bobbed, layered, long or short, just about any style. SQUARE Shape Face: Soften the edges of a square shaped face by directing soft wavy bangs down over your temples. Long hair should fall to, or past shoulders. For a short style, keep hairstyle round and soft with height at the crown.


Dry Shampoo: a Water-free Way to Style Your Hair

Don't have the time to shampoo and rinse your rebellious locks in the shower, then dry shampoo is a good option for you. Just sprinkle or spray the preparation on your hair, wait a few moments for it to absorb the oil and other gunk that sticks to it, and then brush or blot it out.


Memorable Fashion Week Hair Looks

If you are looking for real inspirational hairstyles, then you can get plenty of great ideas from this seasons most relevant hair trends. Mind you they are plenty of chic ideas.


Microdermabrasion: An Instant Facelift

Microdermabrasion is one of the more recent skin-care techniques to have crossed over from Hollywood to the mainstream. It's being advanced as an "instant facelift" -- an effective alternative to costlier and more invasive procedures like plastic surgery, chemical peels and Botox injections.


Valentine Make-up Ideas to Match Your Outfit

Valentine’s Day is a fantastic opportunity to bust out reds and pinks, get dressed up, and accessorize with sparkling accents. Valentine’s Day is the day out of the year to experiment with bold, intense colors. Plan your Valentines Day makeup in advance to make the evening a little less stressful. Men notice eyes and lips first on the face. Make your lips soft and kissable, for a memorable valentine.


Dimensional Eye: Make-up Trend for 2014

Clinique's global make up artist Jenna Menard recently brought to display an exciting wearable eye make-up trend for 2014- dimensional eye, a multi-step look that can be achieved with a 4 shade palette alone. The result is a gorgeous gradation of colour that dramatically draws attention to the eye.


Aging with a Regular Eye Check-up

Glaucoma is common in women as they age. Since there are no symptoms in the early stages, having a thorough eye examination is crucial in detecting glaucoma, so you should get yourself or your loved ones checked, especially as you get older.


Algae: The Secret Beauty Weapon of 2014

New research suggests that a concentrated form of seawater containing all of the minerals and vitamins needed for life, sea algae rejuvenates, hydrates and brightens the skin with its natural properties.

 

How to Look Glamorous at a Christmas Party

Few of us make it to the adulthood without a few surface imperfections – perhaps a scar from a teenage cycling accident, a strange mole caused by past sun exposure, or broken veins brought on by birth control pills, pregnancy, or just genetics. If you’re like me, these skin flaws make me dread the summer, when I have to decide between the comfort of sundresses, shorts, and sleeveless shirts, or the camouflaging ability of long skirts, trousers, and sleeved shirts.

 

Yoga Asanas to Manage Planter Fasciitis

Do you experience heel pain while taking first steps getting out of bed or sitting for a long time. If yes, then there is quite a possibility you might be suffering from Planter Fasciitis. You may have less stiffness and pain after you take a few steps. But your foot may hurt more as the day goes on. It may hurt the most when you climb stairs or after you stand for a long time.  

 

Exercises to Minimize Double Chin
Aging and other factors like obesity, heredity can lead to lose collagen beneath the skin, causing it to sag.

 

Tips for Touch-Up Before an Important Meeting
Every working woman needs to dress-up for comfort as well as impact. Heat or work pressure can make your make-up sag or cake. Drinking hot liquids can smudge your lipstick. And stress can wreak havoc on everything from your skin tone to your eye make-up. It’s time for a touch-up.

 

Geisha or Bird Poo Facials: A Strange beauty treatment
Dermatitis and eczema are common skin conditions that cause flaking, redness and irritation, especially on the hands, neck and face. They tend to occur on areas of the skin where there are oil producing sebaceous glands and/or hair follicles.

 

Nutritional Support for Dermatitis and Eczema
Dermatitis and eczema are common skin conditions that cause flaking, redness and irritation, especially on the hands, neck and face. They tend to occur on areas of the skin where there are oil producing sebaceous glands and/or hair follicles.

 

Photo-aging or Premature Aging
Over time, skin ages and loses its youthful appearance. Wrinkles appear around the eyes, fine lines bloom around the lips, and age spots surface on the hands. While some of these factors are natural and unavoidable, many of them are a result of cumulative exposure to ultraviolet radiation.

 

Enemies of healthy hair
Healthy strands boast tightly closed cuticle layers. If hair is in good condition, it shines, swings, feels good when touched, and has no "candyfloss" ends or split strands.


Dry, Chapped Hands: a winter itch

Chapped hands are a result of very dry skin, occurring as a result of reduced moisture, or water, content of the skin. The surface of the skin holds a certain amount of water. When the water content decreases, the skin becomes dry, itchy, and uncomfortable.


Looking Taller
Most women, no matter what their height want to look a little taller. There are a number of little tricks to make yourself appear taller. Check out ways to add an inch or two (atleast) inches to your height.
 

Hairstyles for Glass Wearers

What hairstyle to wear with eyeglasses? is a question pondered by young girls and women. Eyeglasses can completely alter the look and balance of ones facial features, so make sure you choose a hairstyle that works with the eyeglasses style you wear.

 

Yoga for a Glowing Skin

Not only does Yoga help in keeping your body healthy and energetic, but also aids the health of your skin thus providing you with a natural glow and radiance. Our ancestors did not use any cosmetic products, but still exhibited a glow and shine which was reflective of inner health.


Autumn-Winter 2013 Nail Trends

Nicki Minaj earned about $29 million in the year 2013 as per Forbes. She is fourth in Forbes Worlds Highest Paid Hip Hop Artists list both of men and women and number one in women category.

 

Make-Up at a glance at Spring 2014 Fashion Week

Check out on the jaw-dropping gorgeous hair, makeup, and nail creations that left us inspired and amazed.

 

Hyperhidrosis or Excessive Sweating

If your palms sweat profusely, especially when you are nervous, or if you ruin your clothing because of underarm sweating, then you probably have hyperhidrosis.

 

Sagging Skin: a result of rapid weight loss

Sagging skin is caused by losing too much weight too quickly. Slow, gradual weight loss does not result in excess flab, but rather, gives your skin and other body parts a chance to respond to all the changes that weight loss brings.

 

Cute Hairstyles for Curly Hair
Before you go on to read - decide that curly hair is not a curse. Curls are sexy and romantic, and men love them. They are bouncy, voluminous and can be pulled into any hairstyle imaginable. Once you have your curls looking their best, you'll be amazed at all the compliments you'll get.  They denote fun, creativity and openness.

 

Shave Years From Hand
It's not enough to just get your face done to look younger these days, especially if your hands reveal your true age.

 

Stretch Marks

Skin is usually fairly elastic, but when with growth or rapid gain in weight really (like during puberty or pregnancy), fine lines may appear on the body, called stretch marks.

 

Botox for Foot Wounds

It's been used for wrinkles, muscle spasms and even Tourette syndrome. Now Botox may now save limbs from amputation.

 

Pregnancy and Your Feet

Weight gain and water retention during pregnancy cause significant physical changes that often lead to foot discomfort. Alteration in center of gravity due to weight gain can add pressure to the knees and feet. Posture and alignment can shift, and everyday movements like lifting, sitting, standing, and walking can be affected.

 

Bright, Citrus Lip Trends for Monsoon

Every season comes with its own set of unique lipstick shades. The trending lip colours for monsoon are berry shades. Berry lips colours are basically the natural shades of various citrus berries like strawberries, mulberries etc. These berry lips colours are perfect for the wet season. Monsoon makeup needs to be bright to beat the dull weather.

 

Skin care during Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of change, from stretch marks to acne, your skin reflects the big transformation that’s occurring in your body. While not every woman will experience all of these skin changes during pregnancy, here are a few things you might notice.

 

What do models Eat..

The average American woman is 5'4" tall and weighs 140 pounds. The average American model is 5'11" tall and weighs 117 pounds. Most fashion models are thinner than 98% of American women.

 

Foods that can Boost Your Natural UV Resistance

There are certain foods that can actually intensify your body's natural resistance to UV. On top this, a regular intake of certain foods can also help your body repair sun damaged skin.

 

Nutrition and Your Eye

A recent USDA survey revealed that most adult men and women are deficient in at least one nutrient that is important to eye health.

 

Photosensitivity: Protection Against UV Radiation

Photosensitivity is caused by ingesting, inhaling or coming into skin contact with photosensitisers – substances that cause photosensitivity. Photosensitisers include industrial chemicals, drugs, plants and some essential oils and fragrances. Some medications can cause photosensitivity.

 

Quick fixes for Beauty Blunders

Sometimes makeup artists go overboard and pluck, pluck, pluck away.

 

Exercises to fight Cellulite 

Cellulite is the lumpy substance resembling cottage cheese that is commonly found on the thighs, stomach, and butt. Cellulite is actually a fancy name for collections of fat that push against the connective tissue beneath a person's skin, which causes the surface of the skin to dimple or pucker and look lumpy.
 

Yoga healing for Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is typically brought on by repetitive motion, overuse, or a direct injury. If you feel a slight twinge at the outside portion of the upper arm, near the elbow, for this could be sign of tennis elbow or tendinitis of the lateral epicondyle.

 

Do and don't for healthy eyes

Do have your eyes tested every two years. Children and pensioners should have an annual check up.

  
Coping with water loss

Facial skin needs water more than anything else to flourish and the greatest benefits come from consuming the stuff directly rather than applying it to your face. Unfortunately, modern living conditions encourage too much water to escape.

 

Top Hair Color Trends 2013

The hottest hair color trends for 2013 include ombré, platinum, dip-dyes and Bronde or "brown blonde", Balayage, Bright hues hair.  A change of hair colour can give you an incredible mood turnover. WF beauty brings you top hair color trends to choose from. 
 

The Foot: understanding zones and reflexes

According to reflexologists, the health and condition of the body can be read from the hands and feet. By massaging certain reflex points on these extremities, therapists believe that it is possible to improve the health of every organ and body system and, therefore, to encourage the body to work more efficiently.


The vital oils in beauty Diet

Include the correct oils in your diet to improve your look and boost energy while you lose weight.

 

Sara Blakely: Inspirational Life of World's Youngest self-made Female Billionaire
Sara Blakely was born on February 21, 1971. She is an American businesswoman and founder of Spanx, a multi-million dollar undergarment company. She is the world's youngest self-made female billionaire. In 2012, she was named in Time 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world assembled by Time.

 

Top 10 Women Models 2013
Women Fitness has after a great round of discussions and coagulating the complex algorithm on available data of each model earnings, the campaigns they did in last twelve months, their overall market demand, their visibility in various campaigns and last but not the least each model’s health, beauty and fitness quotient, a Top 10 women models 2013 list was prepared.

 

Vision Safety Tips for Swimmers
Swimming in the month of May-June under water with eyes wide open can result in a number of problems which are a serious cause of concern. It can cause redness of the eyes, the dryness and also stinginess. There are several chemicals in the pool which have a pH level as it can affect the eyes adversely due to the openness of the eyes while swimming in summer. People who wear contact lenses or even corrective lenses need to be extremely cautious as you might lose them while swimming in summer.

 

Kendall Jenner has Star Potential to Rule the Celebrity World
Kendall Jenner is slowly climbing the celebrity bandwagon. She has been constantly giving appearances in modelling and magazine covers and catching everyone eyes.

 

Lip Gloss: For that Casual Sexiness
Add dazzle and shine to your lips, along with a hydration advantage. Here's all about gloss! Present day, lip glosses care for your lips and even contain SPF. Some may contain light-reflecting elements such as mother of pearl and active crystal ingredients to make your pout dazzle, and come in light, practically non stick formulae.

 

Facial Yoga: to fight wrinkles naturally
Face yoga comprises of a series of toning and strengthening exercises for the muscles of your face. Exercises include rolling the tongue to make vibrating sounds and exaggerated yawns to release the jaw muscles.

 

Bar Refaeli Hottest Women Alive on this Planet Reveals her Beauty Secrets

Bar Refaeli is born on 4th June 1985. She is an Israeli model and occasional actress. She was the cover model of the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and was voted #1 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 list of 2012.

 

Most Stunning Teenage Sports Personality of 2013 is Dalia Belickaite

Women Fitness has after a careful consideration of large number of teenage sports personalities selected Lithuania born Dalia Belickaite as the Most Stunning star of 2013. Here is her informational resource to quench our viewers thirst to know more about her.

 

Seonaid Thompson is Most Promising Triathlete for 2013

Scottish triathlete Seonaid Thompson was crowned winner of the 2012 British Triathlon Super Series title, Britain’s premier elite triathlon race series, at the London Triathlon in September.

 

Top Seven Massage Cities in the World

Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, decrease muscle reflex activity, inhibit motor-neuron excitability, promote relaxation and well-being, and as a recreational activity.

 

 

Protecting your hair from the sun

The sun's light waves are categorized by their intensity. There are three categories of light waves. These are UVA, UVB and UVC. The UVA and UVB can both damage the hair in a variety of ways.

 

Make Up Tips for Dark Skin Tone: by Celebrity Beauty Artist Derrick Rutldge

Reconstructive surgery with the brushes.” That's what you can expect out of Derrick Rutledge according to celebrity Oprah Winfrey and first lady Michelle Obama.  The great Derrick Rutledge shares a few of his make up tips.

 

Foot Massage - A relief for Tried feet

A foot massage can be performed at any time you wish or as part of a home pedicure procedure. The following illustrations depict some standard foot massage techniques that a nail technician might perform on a client during a pedicure.  Wear lose, comfortable clothes and sit comfortably with your back supported.

 

Amblyopia or Lazy Eyes
Amblyopia is an eye condition when the nerves that connect one of the eyes to the brain do not develop correctly during childhood. As a result, the person sends blurry or wrong images to their brain, which results in the brain ignoring the information and favoring the other eye.

 

Sun & Skin Care: Guideline to Protect your skin from Sun
You need to understand that excessive sun can be the skin's worst enemy. Therefore it is essential that you adopt following guidelines into your daily routine to protect your skin from the harmful radiation of the sun.

 

Hand and Foot Problems/Solutions
The best treatment involves minimizing exposure to soap by using a non-soap cleanser. After hands have been exposed to water, apply a moisturizing lotion or cream. Better than lotion, mashed potatoes will solve this frequent problem.  Boil a small peeled potato until soft.  Mash with 1 tablespoon olive oil.  Apply to hands and leave on for 15 minutes.  Rinse with cool water.

 

Protect Your Eyes from Sun Damage

UV rays are invisible, high-energy rays of light that, if absorbed by your eyes, can cause or enhance several eye ailments. This happens because the UV light can cause a reaction in our eye tissue.

 

Piercing of the Upper Ear: Risks Involved?
From a medical standpoint, piercing of upper ear not a good thing. Unlike the earlobe, the rim of the upper ear is composed mostly of cartilage, which lacks a good blood supply. This makes it vulnerable to bacterial infections. Most of these are minor and controllable with antibiotics. But left untreated, they can lead to systemic infections, possibly involving the lining and valves of the heart. And, of course, there's always the risk that the nickel used in inexpensive pierced earrings can cause an allergic reaction.

 

Choosing a Hairstyle that Complements Glasses
The most suitable frame shape is the opposite of your face shape.

 

Coping with Chemotherapy-Induced Hair Loss

Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to destroy cancer cells by disrupting their ability to grow and multiply. It may be used alone or along with radiation and/or surgery as a treatment. Chemotherapy targets all rapidly dividing cells—healthy cells as well as cancer cells. Whether or not you have hair loss from your chemotherapy depends mostly on the type and dose of medication you receive. But you can maintain a healthy body image after hair loss by maintaining a positive attitude and the support of your friends and family. 

 

Herbs to Melt Away Cellulite

Cellulite is the other name for that bumpy, puckered and dimpled irregularities of fat collection under the skin. Cellulite occurs when collagen bands under the skin pull down, causing hills of fat to push up – resulting in that infamous dimpled appearance.

 

Common Myths About Cellulite

The term cellulite comes from the word cell. It is a spelling of cellulitis, which means inflammation of the cells. Cellulitis is a serious medical condition caused by a bacterial infection in the subcutaneous layers of the skin. It is the dimpled appearance on the surface of the skin that is often described as "cottage cheese" or an "orange peel", and is most common among women, especially on the thighs and buttocks.

 

Five Minute Make Up

You do not have to wear enormous amounts of cosmetics to be wearing proper make up. If you do not have much time try this routine, it is guaranteed to get you looking good in five minutes.

 

Alternate Remedies for Premature Grey Hair
Grey hair is actually hair that has no pigment and is the result of the melanocytes — the cells that produce pigment — becoming damaged or dyeing. Presence of grey hair is a moment of defining getting older. Earlier a grey strand would get visible in late 30s or early 40s. But, according to a new study that’s been made exclusively available to Life & Style, almost a third (32 per cent) of British women under the age of 30 have already started to go grey, and two-thirds of them blame it on stress. From society’s perspective, a woman with grey hair has reached the end of her reproductive life. 

 

 

Facial Surgery: Tops Cosmetic Procedures in 2012
According to CNN, For the first time in six years, the number of people enhancing their breasts and plumping their buttocks is declining. The number of people lifting, injecting and lasering their faces is growing.

 

Michelle Jenneke is 2013 Most Stunning Hurdler in the World
Michelle "Shelly" Jenneke is an Australian hurdler who won a silver medal for the 100m hurdles at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics. She received worldwide media attention in 2012 for her pre-race warm-up which involved dancing.

 

Alana Blanchard is 2013 Hottest Professional Surfer in the World
Alana Rene Blanchard is an American professional surfer, and Bikini Model. At 22 years of age, Blanchard has gained fame as "one of the best female surfers." Alana surfs on the ASP World Tour. Alana is involved in designing Rip Curl bikinis.

 

The Beauty Drugs
VITAMIN A to spike wrinkles... Vitamin C to reverses sun damage... Vitamin E to regain baby-soft smoothness... AHAs for an at-home face peel... Liposomes to help other ingredients penetrate the skin...A balanced diet is the best way to ensure that your body is getting all the nutrients it needs to function correctly in addition to looking great.

 

Chantelle Kerry is 2013 Hottest Figure Skater from Australia
VITAMIN A to spike wrinkles... Vitamin C to reverses sun damage... Vitamin E to regain baby-soft smoothness... AHAs for an at-home face peel... Liposomes to help other ingredients penetrate the skin...A balanced diet is the best way to ensure that your body is getting all the nutrients it needs to function correctly in addition to looking great.

 

Floating Eyeliner: For Those Who Wish to Dare
Recently Dick Page, the British leader in eye make tried his hands with floating eyeliner at Michael Kors. When questioned, his reply was “It’s kind of a ‘why not?’ beauty moment”

 

Make-up tips for Valentine Day
You can make Valentine Day a grand success by planning your 'dressing up' well in advance. Whether you plan a romantic night out with the one you love, or a night out with the girls, don't hesitate to try these tips, and have a great Love Day!
 

Snail slime a Miracle Skin Cream or a Farce

Snail slime is a kind of mucus, an external bodily secretion which is produced by snails, gastropod mollusks.

 

Jennifer Kessy & April Ross is Most stunning 2013 Beach Volleyball Pair in the World

Women Fitness after a tough decision select Jennifer Kessy & April Ross is most stunning 2013 beach volleyball pair in the world.

 

Heather Stanning is 2013 World Fittest Rower

Women Fitness Team is proud to select Heather Stanning as 2013 world fittest rower. Here is her inspiring story for our audience.

 

 

How to Get Rid of Wrinkles Naturally: What the Beauty Company Won't Tell You

How would you feel if you could take 5 years off your face? 10? 20? According to Robin Ashinoff, MD, "Many women as well as men believe that aging skin is inevitable, but with the information and technologies we have today, you really can look as young as you feel."

 

 

Winter Care for your skin

The chilling cold in the air from the sudden change of seasons can leave your skin chapped and devastatingly dry. Winter atmosphere is notorious for scarcity of humidity, compounded by indoor heating which is winter's most vicious skin-drying scoundrel.

 

Britta Heidemann is 2013 World Most Beautiful and Fit Fencer
Britta Heidemann was born on 22nd December 1982 in Cologne. She is a German épée fencer.At the age of 14, already being a successful athlete and swimmer, Britta Heidemann had her first contact with fencing in a variation of modern pentathlon called Friesenkampf. After first switching to modern pentathlon, at the end of 2000, she began to specialize in fencing.

   

Tina Maze is 2013 Most Stunning Ski Racer in the World
Tina Maze is a World Cup alpine ski racer from Slovenia and is one of 6 women who have won in all five World Cup events. She has 17 World Cup victories and is the current world champion in giant slalom as well as the current World Cup overall leader in the 2013 season.

   

Denise Van Outen has done a Miracle with Grueling Training
Denise van Outen is an English actress, singer and television presenter. Her most notable roles to date are as a presenter on The Big Breakfast, and as Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago both in the West End and on Broadway.

  

Top Five hottest and fittest women high jumper
The high jump is a track and field athletics event in which competitors must jump over a horizontal bar placed at measured heights without the aid of certain devices. In its modern most practiced format, auxiliary weights and mounds have been used for assistance; rules have changed over the years. It has been contested since the Olympic Games of ancient Greece. Over the centuries since, competitors have introduced increasingly more effective techniques to arrive at the current form.

  

Top Four Hair Trends for 2013
The Procter & Gamble brand’s Global Creative Directors, Eugene Souleiman (Care and Styling) and Josh Wood (Color), have explored the synergy of aesthetic beauty and the world of music. They have revealed four new trends, namely,

 

Rosehip oil: Supermodel Favorite Nourishment for Skin
Miranda credits the rosehip oil which contains anti-oxidants for preventing the ugly stretch marks during her pregnancy. Containing almost 80% of essential fatty acids, rosehip oil has become hot favorite skin care product. It is a multi-purpose oil that is full of Vitamin C.

 

Dressing up for Christmas party: do and don'ts
The holiday spirit does not necessarily mean dressing up as the family Christmas tree with red lips.

 

Lana Del Rey: Most popular women 2012: Google

There is the sense of 'awe' and 'wow' whenever we see them live or in their pictures. They are the top female celebrities in the world of entertainment.

 

Top Celebrities Fitness Mantra Quotes 2012

There is the sense of 'awe' and 'wow' whenever we see them live or in their pictures. They are the top female celebrities in the world of entertainment.

 

Kate Middleton (Elizabeth Catherine), Duchess of Cambridge Style Icon 2012

The Duchess has involved herself with the charities supported by her husband and his brother, Prince Harry. On 29 September 2011, the Duchess officially became a patron of The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry.

 

Top Six most Beautiful Women Pole Vaulters in the World

Women Fitness has carefully chosen the Top six most beautiful women Pole Vaulters in the world. These are women par excellence in their chosen sports pole vault. But they are like flying angels in the blue sky when they are performing pole vault.

 

Square Brows: A Fashion Choice for 2013

Eyebrows are the facial feature that have captured hearts and redefined facial features. I just love them! Although intended to be nature's protection for the eyes, women and beauty personals have come to esteem them as a thing of beauty.

 

Beauty tips from around the world

Wouldn't it be great to have amazing Brazilian legs, long thick, luscious Indian hair and a Scandinavian complexion? Well, it's not all genetics.

 

Tinted Contact Lenses: Watch Their Use

Tinted contact lenses are contact lenses that have had a dye incorporated into the lens material. This dye gives the lens a particular hue or tint, depending on the color of the dye used. Some tinted contact lenses can be used to subtly alter the natural color of the eye, while others can be used to completely "change" the color of the eye.

 

Yoga for Enhanced Vision

Stress and increment in chronological age, tends to weaken the muscles around the eyes. Eyesight becomes weak after the muscles around the eyes lose their elasticity and become rigid, thereby reducing the power to focus different distances. In addition, tension around the eyes affects the brain causing stress and anxiety.

 

Augmentation Mammoplasty (AM)- Cosmetic Breast Surgery
The size of your breasts is determined by the genes you inherited from your parents. No exercises, creams, or machines can change the size of your breasts.

 

Avoiding Fashion Blunders

Although there are no hard-and-fast rules of fashion, there are ways to avoid looking outdated and tacky. The most important rule of fashion does not involve the clothes you wear, but it does influence the image you portray and carry yourself.

 

Hairstyles You can Wear to the Workplace

With a simple twist here, a hair accessory there, these office-friendly hairstyles will allow you to walk out the door with confidence every Monday thru Friday no matter what hair length or texture you have. These hairstyles will help you exhibit an effortless polished look.


What to do with nail problems?
Like everything else about you, nails are unique. You could have nails that crack, chip, peel or split before they have a chance to grow long. By understanding your nails you will know what to expect from them and what you can do with and about them.

 

Dressing Slim
No matter what size, age, height, or weight you are, you can look younger, thinner, and better than ever with these transformation techniques for makeovers.

 

Retinitis Pigmentosa
An inherited progressive degeneration in the retina, the light - sensitive membrane at the back of the eye. Speaking, generically it can be described as a progressive cause of visual loss, which is attributed to the loss of viable photoreceptors. 

  

Coconut Oil: Best Nourishment for Your Hair

A nutrition for all hair types, hair lustier, softener, remedial for damaged hair are few of the qualities assigned to no other than, coconut oil.  

 

Adult Acne 101: What You Didn’t Learn in Seventeen

Adult acne takes many women by surprise. Just when acne seems about to become a distant teen memory, it resurfaces when women are in their twenties and thirties. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Alabama report that it affects about 50% of women ages 20-29. It can stay through the fifties if the right skin care steps aren’t taken! Here are some helpful facts about acne that you probably didn’t learn years ago in Seventeen.  

 

Winter 2012-13 Descends With Rainbow Colours for Eyes

Vogue recently published emerald green, peacock blue and ruby red - shown on the eyes of the models during the autumn/winter 2012-13 shows. 

 

Acne & Depression: Closely Linked

A study published in the British Journal of Dermatology found that acne patients experience social, psychological, and emotional ramifications at the same level of those with chronic health problems, such as epilepsy, diabetes, and arthritis. 

 

Sparkling Eyes

The most effective way to maintain that inner sparkle is by resting your eyes with sufficient sleep and not overstraining them with inadequate lighting and overlong periods of close work or computer use.

 

Treat yourself to a "Smart" massage at home, at the office, and on the go!

Massage is not the unnecessary extravagance you might think; in fact, it is associated with a wide range of very real, and very important, health benefits. The good news is, you can now enjoy all those benefits without dropping a huge fee on a professional massage. Unlike other body massagers on the market, LELO's new Smart Wands feature innovative SenseTouch technology that mimics professional massage techniques, so you can enjoy a soothing full-body massage whenever and wherever you want!

 

Balancing Body Imperfections

Shape and silhouette are one thing, but then we all have our niggling little quirks that require further advice and fine-tuning.

 

Margosa (Neem): An Amazing Herb for Your Skin  
Azadirachta indica, commonly known as margosa or neem, has attracted worldwide prominence in recent years, owing to its wide range of medicinal properties. It is a medicated tree possessing innumerable health benefits. Neem leaves are used for its medicinal properties and Neem oil extracted from neem seed is used as an insectiside.

 

The Healing Power of Agni Mudra  
A mudra, is a specific hand gesture, or position, that helps in the release of energy locked within the body and directing its flow and reflexes to the brain. Mudras are known to alleviate a host of ailments such as asthma, depression, piles, cough, diabetes, stress, cataract and even a heart attack – to name just a few.

 

Foreign Body in the Eye  
Any material such as dust, sand or paint that gets into the eye is called a foreign body. A foreign body in the eye may cause irritation, redness, watering and blurred vision. The Foreign body may either stick to the front of the eye, or penetrate the outer layer of the eye (cornea or sclera) and enter the eye (these objects travel at high speed and are commonly made of metal). The foreign material may have become stuck under the upper lid, whereby every time the eye opens and closes the pain increases.

 

Monsoon Makeup Tips  
With monsoon showers around there are high chances of your makeup getting absolutely ruined and washed out.

 

Athlete's foot

Athlete's foot often affects teenagers and young adults, who tend to sweat more and wear enclosed footwear, such as trainers, for long periods.  It is rare in children.  Athlete's foot can be picked up by walking barefoot in communal areas that are warm and humid, such as changing rooms and poolside.

   

Dermal Fillers: Fading Away the Fine Lines

Bvine collagen was the first filler injected to augment the face. Over 1.5 million soft tissue filler procedures were performed in the United States in 2007; hyaluronic acid (HA) is the most frequently used agent. In fact, HA has become the most commonly used filler worldwide. Not all injections are created equal, however, and no filler is ideal, nor can a single filler meet every patient's wishes and expectations.

  

Nail Salon Health Hazards

Nail salons use a wide variety of toxic chemicals that can cause cancer, respiratory disease, disorders of the nervous and reproductive systems, and skin damage. If you regularly visit a nail salon or work in a nail salon, you could be at risk of developing a lung disease from inhaling the chemicals.

  

 

Prevention Cataracts: It's food fight

Cataracts affect vision more than other types because the opacity (cloudiness) is located further back in the lens.

 

Craft-store Chalk: Answer to Temporary & Affordable Hair Colour

Everyone from children to Hollywood celebrities are embracing the runway fad for brightly colored hair, using soft pastel chalk.


Nail Art: a Craze Amongst Teenagers

Good looking nails are an essential part of your dressing up. With the advent of nail art, women- especially teenagers have finally found a way to use their imaginative skills and show up their talent. Many people have begun starting taking this as a career opportunity because it seems a profitable business to them. 

 

The Dangers of Plastic Surgery

Recent confession by the French beauty Emmanuelle Béart about surgical enhancement of her pout and the problems associated with it, has once again brought into limelight - how erroneously women view their physical being and are ready to go under the knife in the hope to get that media projected perfect look. She had got the botched job done at 27, went on to say " If a man or woman has something redone it is because he or she can no longer live with that part of their body, it is no longer bearable. Either they get help and find the strength to fight [the need to have plastic surgery] or they proceed with the act." She added: ‘It is a grave act in which you don’t necessarily foresee all the consequences.' 

 

Top Hair Styles for Spring 2012

Spring 2012 is sure to be flooded with Retro hairstyles and slicked back looks. Most of the hair trends for this spring and summer season are carefree, relaxed and very easy to recreate at home. One of the biggest trends for this season is the look of scarf's worn on the head. This spring and summer, center parts and off center parts were favored at New York Fashion Week.  If you are on the look out for hair colors then, Bold hues,  pink, and turquoise are fantabulous for this season. 

 

Blepharospasm or Uncontrolled Flicker of the Eyelid

The term blepharospasm ['blef-a-ro-spaz-m] can be applied to any abnormal blinking or eyelid tic or twitch resulting from any cause, ranging from dry eyes to Tourette's syndrome to tardive dyskinesia. It is caused by a dysfunction of the area of the brain that controls the muscles around the eye. Other facial muscles can twitch as well, particularly those around the cheek and brow. Severe cases can cause the eyelids to forcibly close for a longer period than the typical blink, disrupting vision.  

Red: Colour of the Month

February is a month all about red, heart health or not. In large part, this is due to the fact that Valentine’s Day is February 14th. This year, instead of sending a traditional valentine to your dearest friends, why not send a red card with a lot more meaning?

  

Know your Nail Type

Fed up with spending time on your nails only for them to snap minutes after your manicure? Well, if the products you're using aren't right for your nail type, you could actually be killing your nails with kindness. Truth is, just like skin and hair, nails come in types- five, in fact. Nails can be dry, brittle, damaged, sort or normal, and they need to be treated accordingly. Here's how to diagnose your particular nail type - and how to treat it property.

  

Sesame seeds: for Improved Absorption of Tocotrienols
Naturally occurring vitamin E exists in eight chemical forms (alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherol and alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocotrienol) having a varied levels of biological activity. Alpha- (or α-) tocopherol is the only form that is recognized to meet human requirements.

 

Exfoliation Syndrome: a Cause of Glaucoma
Pseudoexfoliation (PEX) syndrome, one of the most common causes of glaucoma, represents a complex, multifactorial, late-onset disease of worldwide significance.

 

Exfoliation Syndrome: a Cause of Glaucoma
Pseudoexfoliation (PEX) syndrome, one of the most common causes of glaucoma, represents a complex, multifactorial, late-onset disease of worldwide significance.

 

Getting into Fitness Modeling
There is no one way to become a successful fitness model. There is no single path or magic secret. There are however some key things a person can do to greatly improve their chances of "making it" in the fitness biz as a model, and perhaps using that success as a launching pad to greater things, such as movies, TV, etc.

 

Traction Alopecia: Hair Fall due to Constant Pulling
There are many causes of shedding, from stress to chemotherapy, but 90 percent of hair loss is genetic and needs to be treated with medication. Traction Alopecia is a hair loss condition caused by damage to the dermal papilla and hair follicle by constant pulling or tension over a long period. It often occurs in persons who wears tight braids, especially "cornrows" that lead to high tension, pulling and breakage of hair.

 

2012: the Year for Radical Hairstyles!
In the upcoming year look forward to layers, razor cut bobs, and blunt bangs to freshen up for the season. This year will probably see the women adding a lot more layers and volume to the roots in their hair, letting bangs fall over foreheads in a wispy- and somewhat also long look that translates into a sexy framing of the face. If you just can not part with your long hair, remember that to get rid of the super-straight locks that were popular last year.

 

Castor oil: for Better Growth & Darker Hair
Oil extracted from the castor seeds (Ricinus Communis ) is referred to as Castor Oil. It is an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant oil which has been used for centuries for its therapeutic and medicinal benefits. Most of castor oil's benefits are derived from its high concentration of unsaturated fatty acids.

 

Time to Shine: Colours for Winter 2011

There are two characteristics that determine which season's palette you can best wear: warm or cool and clear or muted.
Fall is already shining with the variety of colors and the fashion designers are ready for the season with their fantastic collections. Let’s get some inspiration reviewing color trends they supply us for the coming season fall 2011 – winter 2012.

 

 

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes.  Diabetes is a chronic disease that can damage and weaken blood vessels, including those in the retina In the back of your eye, the retina records images of objects and sends information about the images to your brain for interpretation.

 

Breast Augmentation: the only way to increase chest size

For most people, one of the main goals of consistent exercise, aside from internal bodily health, is keeping weight off, or losing weight in the first place. This can be a bit of a tricky concept, however, as it is virtually impossible to dictate through natural means which parts of your body show the loss in weight. For example, you may want to shed some visible weight in your belly, but find that exercising seems to take more weight out of your legs, etc. Particularly for women, this can be a bit of a problem for many.   

  

Uncovering the role of Scarves in Fashion

Have you tried this beautiful but practical accessory that can be worn for special events, nights out, office outfits or as part of a casual ensemble.  

  

Quest for Sexy Eye Look

Sexy eyes are about creating the perfect almond shaped eye. None of us would like to end up looking like a Halloween character. How to Apply Sexy Eye Makeup  According to Shalini Vadhera "When doing a smokey eye, start with the eye makeup first before applying foundation. It's easier to clean up any fallen shadow without messing up your entire makeup. This also avoids the dark raccoon look under the eye". You can even use "primer" to begin with.  

  

Choosing the Right Pair of Shoes

Before you blow your money on a pair of shoes, it's important to understand the sport for which the same are being chosen, walking, running, jumping etc.

 

Makeover Tips to Make Head Turn  

Passing years and same face/persona looking back at you can leave you bored. The same hairstyle, style of make-up and dress code can leave you feel bored out. There comes a time when we feel a need of change, whether in hairstyle, clothes or make-up. What encompasses a makeover? Well, it is a term applied to changing one's appearance, sometimes through cosmetics. Makeovers can range from something as simple as a new haircut, to the use of cosmetic surgery, to the extreme of the implantation of dental veneers, eye-color-changing contact lenses, and the use of appearance-altering gastric bypass surgeries, providing massive, permanent fat loss in obese persons, and the associated plastic surgeries, such as abdominoplasty, to eliminate the resulting loose-hanging skin folds (the "panniculus").

 

Alopecia in Women

Hair loss in women can be transient (synonyms = temporary/telogen effluvium/non-genetic) or permanent (genetic/androgenetic alopecia). Alopecia, or hair loss, can occur in any body area but is particularly noticeable when it affects the scalp. Hair loss can be temporary or permanent.  Alopecia is not always associated with ill health, but it may cause embarrassment.

 

Facial Exercises

Tension shows in your face when your features look drawn and your expressions frozen and rather set. A good laugh is the best way to relax a tense face, but this exercise routine will help you to liberate and tone the key muscles quickly: try it when you are sitting in the bath , not at the traffic lights.

 

Beauty Looks that won't cost a fortune
A budget based beauty regime doesn’t mean losing out an quality, or the “feel good” factor. Yes, you can look like a class act without spending a fortune, if you know which products work.

 

Adding Metallic to your wardrobe this season
Metals made a comeback this season on the Spring/Summer 2011 You can wear any metal-inspired piece to make your outfit on-trend. Mixing metals is no longer taboo, so don’t be afraid to layer your metallic pieces.

   

Crossing Over Skin Myths
Some people wake up the morning after a party with their skin as blemish-free as ever. Others argue that they eat healthily, drink plenty of water and still have less than model-perfect skin.

  

Skin Lightening : Looking for the right ingredients
Skin whitening, skin lightening and skin bleaching refers to the practice of using chemical substances in an attempt to lighten skin tone or provide an even skin complexion by lessening the concentration of melanin. In recent times, the market has been flooded with several chemicals that have been shown to be effective in skin whitening.

 

Skin Care for Exercisers
Exercisers are prone to numerous skin problems caused by increased moisture or friction or damaging elements like cold, sunlight, and infection.


Photo Dynamic Therapy or Blue-Light therapy

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is the combination of light and light sensitive agents (such as porphyrins) in an oxygen-rich environment. The treatment uses a drug, called a photosensitizer or photosensitizing agent, and a particular type of light.  Read on....


Indulge yourself in weekend cleansing programme
Every now and then, ideally once every four to six weeks, it is a good idea to devote a whole weekend to yourself. Tell partners and friends that you are otherwise engaged, or ask your husband or a friend to look after the children.

Tips for summer dressing

Seasonal variation inspires a completely different colour palette each year. The factors that affect the collection are social trends, wearability, whereby an appropriate usage is factored into the 'look', and innovation.
 

Learning to manage Straight hair
Straight hair is normally fine and thin. This may surprise you, as everyone has seen those girls with manes of cascading, dead straight locks that look so thick you could knit blankets from them. Well, those girls just happen to have a lot of strands of fine hair. The result of this is that although straight hair looks fantastic in long straight styles or in short crops, if you want hair with body and bounce it's going to take some work to make those fine thin strands stand up and dance.


Make-Up Tips for women over 50
A lot of hormonal changes take place inside a woman’s body when she goes through the phase of menopause. Many diseases and conditions occur as a result of menopause including some skin disorders. Wrinkles and aging signs are two of the most worrisome conditions in women over 50 years of age. Just as the pigment in our hair changes and it turns grey, the melanin in our skin changes also. This is "Mother Nature" being kind so that our skin tone compliments our now grey hair.


Tennis Elbow: an insight into elbow pain.
According to new research from Yale University School of Medicine. Findings show that people who practice yoga and meditation at least three times a week may reduce their blood pressure, pulse and -- most importantly -- their risk of heart disease.

 

 

Ten steps to Visual Longevity
As we age the lens of our eye loses flexibility, and by 50 most of us need glasses and are holding the "small print" further and further from our eyes. The lens' ability to change shape to accommodate to objects brought close to the eye is called "accommodation".

 

Hair Color trends for 2011

The year's hair trends are no different. For fashioners in 2011, hair is all about revivals and evolution. With styles and colours we're seeing the best of 2010 reborn, whereas cuts are offering reworked and luxurious revivals of styles that sit perfectly with the year's clothing trends.

 

Doing away with Dry Scalp

Dry scalp is one common issue that women face, especially in winter where you are moving in and out of heated areas frequently. The skin of the scalp becomes tight and itchy and tiny flakes of dead skin are showered by combing and brushing. Dry scalp conditions are often misidentified as dandruff. Dry scalp occurs when the hair strand exiting the scalp is not being lubricated by the sebaceous gland.

 

What does it take to be a  Model?

When a project calls for someone attractive to stand next to a new product, the person who can constantly look good in front of the camera, show the emotional expression that is needed on cue, show up on time and leave on time and in so many other ways make the shoot go quickly, efficiently, and successfully, is the person who will get the job.

 

Hair Brush: Choosing the right one for yourself

While most women no longer spend the time to brush their hair before they go to bed, brushing your hair is still an important way to keep your hair healthy and shiny. Choosing the right brush is very important depending on your hair type, read on to find out what brush is best for your hair.

 

Wave goodbye to flabby arms

Still got wobbly arms despite the fact that you've done as many bicep curls and tricep dips as you can muster? The problem of flabby arms is more common in women who have lost a lot of weight. If you were over weight, the skin of your arm has to stretch to accommodate the increased volume of your upper arm. After weight loss, the skin usually fails to tighten and sags.

 

Trichiasis: Ingrown Eyelashes

Trichiasis, refers to the condition of the inward growth of the eyelashes. Such inward growth of eyelashes tend to irritate the cornea or conjunctiva, thereby scarring the cornea and may lead to vision loss. Trichiasis also refers to the condition of hair on the nasal fold irritating the eye.

 

Backcombing: for that teased option

Backcombing, which has been used since the beginning of big hairstyle is designed to create a base for big hair, or full styled updos. It is also used to great big dreadlocks.


Anytime Tips For a Healthy looking skin

The old adage "you are what you eat" not only applies to our overall health and nutrition, but how our skin looks and feels as well. As the largest organ in the body, our skin can benefit from the same nutrition we get from foods that have a positive effect on our heart and other major organs.

 

Looking for a New Voice

Your voice - its quality, pace, clarity and personality - speaks volumes about you. Thirty eight percent of the impact you have on people has to do with your voice. Have you ever thought, what does your voice say about you?

 

Looking after your eye sight

The eyes undergo a number of changes as you grow older. The lens becomes more opaque and loses its flexibility, the iris becomes sluggish, the retina can become less sensitive to light, and a condition called glaucoma – in which pressure builds up inside the eye – becomes more likely.

 

Anytime hairstyling equipment kit

While a professional cut should ensure your hair keeps on looking good day to day, maintaining healthy, shining hair takes the right equipment. And sometimes you just want to liven things up. This kit will help you do both.

 

Melasma or PIH : skin's natural response to inflammation
If your complexion is being punished by unsightly brown patches that never seem to go away, you may have melasma or post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). Post Inflammatory hyperpigmentation, or PIH, is the medical term given to discoloration of the skin that follows an inflammatory wound.

 

Make-up tips for Valentine Day
You can make Valentine Day a grand success by planning your 'dressing up' well in advance. Whether you plan a romantic night out with the one you love, or a night out with the girls, don't hesitate to try these tips, and have a great Love Day!

 

Hairstyles for the Holiday Season
During the holidays, you get the chance to be creative and glam up. For this holiday season, try some of these hot hairstyles. Whether it be a fabulous up-do or long flowing curls, the possibilities for an amazing holiday hairstyle are endless. Here are some of the best hairstyles for holiday parties.

 

Poor Diet: a contributing factor in acne
Acne (pimples) are caused by bacteria and other irritants embedded underneath the skin's oil glands and hair follicles. It is generally a result of improper hygiene and poor diet, i.e., excessive amounts of processed, fatty and fried foods, as well as dairy, meat and sugar.

 

Managing dry and Damaged Hair
Damage to the hair is usually caused by heat (irons, blow drying, curlers, heat lamps, etc.), U.V. rays (Sun, lights, tanning beds), mechanical devices (combs, brushes, curling irons, etc.), chemicals (color, perms, relaxers, pool chemicals, the air, etc), or poor diet (specifically -lack of proteins and essential fatty acids).

 

Body Odor Prevention & Cure

The human body as well as every other animals body produces an odor, this odor cannot be avoid. It is called body odor, because it is produced by the body. It is associated with the hair, feet, groin, rind in general, armpits, genitalia, pubic hair, and lip.

 

The Basic Makeover for your hands

Our hands are always on show but they are often the forgotten element in our beauty routine. We pamper our face with diligent skin care and disguise our flaws with make-up. But our hands? They are lucky if they get a bit of leftover moisturizer from the face and the occasional slick of varnish.

Hydrating facial for dry skin

Dry skin most often occurs on the shins, hands and sides of the abdomen. Some people also have a genetic, or hereditary, tendency to develop dry skin. Fortunately, most dry skin results from environmental factors that can be wholly or partially controlled. These include exposure to hot or cold weather with low humidity levels and excessive bathing.

 

Body flaws: How to reduce their appearance?

Few of us make it to the adulthood without a few surface imperfections – perhaps a scar from a teenage cycling accident, a strange mole caused by past sun exposure, or broken veins brought on by birth control pills, pregnancy, or just genetics.

 

Onychomycosis: fungal nail infection

Onychomycosis (tinea unguium) is a fungal infection of the nail bed, matrix or plate. Toenails are affected more often than fingernails. Onychomycosis accounts for one third of integumentary fungal infections and one half of all nail disease.

 

Striving for the Sex-kitten Look

With the right makeup techniques, you can create a sex-kitten look, one that was created by Brigitte Bardot, Marilyn Monroe and Sofia Loren. This dramatic look is best left for after dark, when you want all eyes on you. Turn up the heat with the right makeup techniques and watch as heads turn.

 

Moor Mud Treatment

Mud may not be one of the most glamorous forms of treatment in the world, but it is certainly one of the oldest. Mud packs and masks were used by the ancient Egyptians and Romans for various ailments as well as beauty treatments, and were often given with other spa treatments as part of a cure.

 

Learning more about Facials

Generally speaking, a facial is a popular spa cosmetic treatment. Though there are numerous types of facials, the common thread is that all involve some form of steaming, exfoliation, extraction and purification. On average, facial sessions last either a half hour or an hour.

 

Stress and Your Skin

While dermatologists are still debating whether stress actually causes skin disorders, they seem to agree that stress definitely triggers or aggravates skin conditions such as acne, hives, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, warts, cold sores and blisters.

 

Choosing Eyeglasses that Suit

Eye glasses can help us to see better. They are worn by many people to help correct their vision. Some people just wear eye glasses occasionally for reading or being on the computer. When you go to renew your eye glass prescription each year you should try and pick eye glasses that flatter your face

 

Shampooing With Care

Shampoos are designed to cleanse the hair and scalp, removing dirt and grime without stripping away too much of the natural sebum. They contain cleansing agents, perfume, preservatives, and conditioning agents that can coat the hair shaft to make the hair appear thicker.

 

Keratoconus: causes, symptoms and treatment

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease in which the normally round cornea thins and begins to bulge into a cone-like shape. This cone shape deflects light as it enters the eye on its way to the light-sensitive retina, causing distorted vision. Keratoconus can occur in one or both eyes.

 

About permanent waves

A permanent wave is a service that creates permanent curl, waves, or body. To achieve this, hair is wound around small plastic curlers, called rods. Once every strand is rolled, locks are saturated with waving lotion. This lifts the individual tiles that comprise your hair's cuticle layer, seeps into the hair strand, and breaks down the bonds that give your hair its individual shape.

 

The go-anywhere face look

The most successfully made-up face has fundamentally a natural look. The go-anywhere face is quick, simple and easy to achieve, and it gives you confidence, because you know it looks good. Rely on the basic look during the day, then adapt for stunning evening effect.

 

Honey: a treat for your skin

Pour it on your food, stir it into your milk, dip your fruits in it, apply it to your face or hair, or simply pour a teaspoon down your throat. Whichever way you have it, rest assured, it's a treat for your health, skin and body.

 

Hair Conditioner

In an ideal world a regular shampoo would be sufficient to guarantee a glossy head of hair. Unfortunately very few people are able to wash their hair and let the matter rest at that; most need some sort of help just to overcome the effects of modern living, not to mention the occasional problem that needs treatment.

 

Curing Psoriasis with Yoga Asanas

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease seen as redness, scaling of various sizes. Although psoriasis can strike at any age, it is seen mostly in people in the age group of 15-35 years. Psoriatic arthritis, however, has its highest incidence in the age group of 30-50 years.

 

Diet for Managing Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes deformed nails and horrible itchy plaques, primarily on the elbows, knees and scalp. According to studies reported -Diet may be important in the management of psoriasis.

 

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes can decrease the body's ability to fight infection. When diabetes is not well controlled, damage to the organs and impairment of the immune system is likely. Foot problems commonly develop in people with diabetes and can quickly become serious.

 

Anti-wrinkle creams: do they work?

Wrinkles are a by-product of the aging process. With age, skin cells divide more slowly, and the inner layer, called the dermis, begins to thin. The network of elastin (the protein which causes skin to stretch) and collagen fibers (the major structural proteins in the skin), which support the outer layer, loosen and unravel, causing depressions on the surface.

 

Managing Hair during monsoon

Monsoons are not really a friend for your tresses. Constant drenching in the monsoon and high levels of humidity spell bad news for your mane. There is quite a possibility that you might fall prey to a number of scalp problems and bad hair days during the rainy season .

 

The beauty benefits of Green Tea

Traditionally, many types of make-up, lotions, creams and beauty preparations have used chemical antioxidants, or vitamins A, C and E as preservatives for their products. Now, with research indicating that green tea has even more antioxidant properties than these powerful vitamins, there is a surge in products capitalizing on its natural benefits.

 

Omega-3 Fatty Acids & Macular Degeneration

A meta-analysis published in the June 2008 issue of Archives of Ophthalmology found that consumption of foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish and flax, is linked to a reduction in the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) - a common eye disease.

 

Homemade Hair Treatment Options

While there are a large number of treatments available for purchase at drugstores and salons, many hair masks and moisture treatments can be made inexpensively at home. These mixtures provide a more natural means of taking care of your hair.

 

Non-surgical wonders for your face

Check out these facial exercises that can be incorporated into a regular routine or practiced during ‘dead’ times, such as when watching TV or stuck in a traffic jam.

 

Whiteheads: do not squeeze
Whiteheads are the collection of sebum and keratin that plugs the opening of skin pore. They are caused because of excessive secretion of sebum oil. Their tips does not get blackened because the clogged grease is not exposed to the air and oxidation does not take place.

 

Choosing a beauty salon
The beauty salon is not only a place where women go to have their hair and nails done, but is also a center for community news, confessions and general "hen parties." Choosing a beauty salon is a process most women (and even men!) will undergo some time or the other in their life.

 

The Image of a Fitness Model

What does a fitness model represent? Well, it would be the attainment of physical perfection through hard work. No one can look at a fitness model and say that the fitness model is ‘lucky.’ Such a look is derived from hard work and strong commitments to exercise.

 

Enhancing your nails

Nail enhancement is a broad term that encompasses several methods of augmenting your natural nail. Actually, in some instances, enhancements have less to do with enhancement and more to do with making eye-catching additions, hence the commonly used term "fake nails".

 

Creating an at home Spa ritual

The word spa, refers to a health or beauty resort that offers water-based treatments; it is also used loosely to describe any establishment offering beauty or wellness therapies.

 

Eat your way to better hair

In the body’s pecking order, hair is a non-essential organ. If your diet is lacking, nutrients are diverted to higher-priority organs, and hair misses out. The result is hair that’s dry and slow to grow.

 

Looking great Without Makeup

It's good to give your skin a breather from wearing makeup, besides cutting out all this time spent in front of the mirror can actually give you some extra quality time.

 

Elevated Homocysteine  harmful for eyes

Homocysteine is an amino acid in the blood. It appears to be a nerve and vessel toxin, promoting mortality, cardiovascular disease (CVD), stroke, Alzheimer's Disease, birth defects, recurrent pregnancy loss, and eye disorders.

 

Skin Care for Diabetics

Diabetes can affect every part of the body, including the skin. As many as one third of people with diabetes will have a skin disorder caused or affected by diabetes at some time in their lives. In fact, such problems are sometimes the first sign that a person has diabetes. Luckily, most skin conditions can be prevented or easily treated if caught early.

 

Winter Eye Care

Many times, we don't realize that some of the changes that accompany winter pose hazards to our eyes. Most people think that it is only necessary to protect their eyes from the sun during the summer. But the Sun’s influence does not diminish during the rest of the year so the eyes need to be protected during the winter too.

 

Strategy for building muscle mass and muscle density

Fitness model or natural bodybuilder look strikingly different because of a low body fat percentage and enhanced muscle mass and muscle density. These are components which can be built over time. You cannot just expect results within three to four months and think you have done the necessary work.

 

Caring Tips for Oily Skin

Oily skin is shiny, thick and dull colored. Often a chronically oily skin has coarse pores and pimples and other embarrassing blemishes. It is prone to blackheads. In this type of skin, the oil producing sebaceous glands are overactive and produce more oil than is needed. The oil oozes and gives the skin a greasy shine. The pores are enlarged and the skin has a coarse look.

  

Lutein & Zeaxanthin & Age-related Macular Degeneration

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is an acquired ocular disorder and a leading cause of legal blindness in persons over sixty. AMD affects the macula, the central part of the retina, which is responsible for providing clear, sharp vision needed for reading, writing, driving and other visually-demanding activities.

  

Hair Extension: Type and Management

Hair Extensions are strands of human hair placed onto a persons hair in order to elongate or thicken existing hair. A micro-attachment made of keratin wax, filled with hair, is placed one quarter inch away from the scalp. Within a 4 hour timeframe, a short head of hair, will be transformed into long hair.

  

Dry Eye Syndrome

The healthy eye constantly produces tears that lubricate. When a foreign body irritates the eye or when a person cries, more tears are produced. Tears must have the right balance of oil, water, and mucus to be able to protect your eyes. Without this balance, your eyes become dry and irritated and produce too many tears.

  

Aloe Vera: a wonder plant for skin

Aloe is a lily-like, green, and sometimes spiny shrub with very little, if any, stem. With a high water content of nearly 96%, the aloe vera plant has been hailed as a medicinal plant with many a beneficial property. The aloe vera plant can easily be grown at home - it is virtually maintenance free.

  

Soap Vs Shampoo for hair wash

Hair reacts both to acids and alkalis. Each hair has little scales, like scales on a snake or shingles on a roof. Acid makes the scales lie down flat, which makes your hair shiny and smooth.  Alkali on the other hand makes the scales stand up, which makes your hair look dull and feel rough and tangled.

    

Skin Changes During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of change, from stretch marks to acne, your skin reflects the big transformation that’s occurring in your body. While not every woman will experience all of these skin changes during pregnancy, here are a few things you might notice.

  

Iron deficiency and hair loss

One of the most common causes of hair loss in pre-menopausal women is not hormones, but a nutritional deficiency, with depleted iron stores being one of the most important factor.

  

Lasik  Vs Lasek: Which one is better?

Both surgeries employ lasers to cut flaps in the cornea and rectify the shape. Main difference Between LASIK and LASEK is thickness of the flap which includes corneal stroma tissue in LASIK and only epithelial tissue in LASEK.

 

Nail Enhancing Techniques

Nail enhancing techniques are useful for daily care of the nails. Rough cracked and irregular nails improve, if soaked in warm water for 10 minutes twice daily, and if water absorbing creams are applied to the moist nails.


How Hair Ages

Think back to your childhood. Now focus on your preadolescent hair, It was probably more vibrant, shinier, fuller, and either lighter or brighter in color than your natural hair is now. There are a few reasons for this.

  

Skin Infections and Infestations

Infections and Infestations of the skin are most often accompanied by a rash and itching. Both Infections and Infestations are contracted by direct close contact with another infected/infested being or contaminated articles.

  

Caring for Combination Skin

Combination skin is normally a mix of oily skin in the centre of the face plus dry or normal skin on the cheeks. Exactly which areas are affected often changes with age - teens find their forehead and nose are big problems and in older women find chins some times break out, too.

  

Astringents: for a clean & beautiful skin

Astringent lotion is used to tone the skin and is necessary to remove the last traces of grease and close pores. Never choose a harsh astringent lotion. Astringent is applied to the oiliest places such as the sides of the nose, chin and forehead. When blemishes occur, it is good for yourself to cover them. This helps to close the pores and discourage the greasy excretion from building up too rapidly underneath your make up. Astringents are for external use only.

  

Care of the Feet

Beauty starts with the feet. The most beautiful face will show the strain of tired, aching feet. Never wear high heels, pointed toes, etc., as these prove harmful with difficult feet. Women usually tend themselves to sacrifice comfort for smartness. Some simple exercises will help a great deal when the feet have been constricted in shoes all day.

  

Understanding complexion behavior through the years

Skin changes as we age. Although everyone’s skin changes differently according to genetics, exposure to harmful substances such as ultraviolet light, lifestyle choices, and just plain luck, we can usually accurately guess a person’s age within a decade simply by noting some of the signs talked about here.

  

In-Line Skating

Besides giving a great aerobic workout, in-line skating also helps you get long and lean legs and tones your rear in no time.

  

Simple solutions to your biggest hair worries
When it comes to hair care, think seasonally. During the winter, there's no humidity in the air, so hair flattens out as it loses moisture.

 

Tanning: for a natural golden appearance

Generally speaking, a tan signifies  the sun  damage on the skin to some degree. There was a time a tan signified wealth and health, but no longer!  In fact, the deep, bronzed look is now "out", and companies which once promoted agents to enhance a tan are now actively promoting sunscreens.

  

Heat-related Illness

Warm weather means activities and fun under the sun! Whether you love putting on shorts and feeling the warm outdoors, or find it hot and sticky, everyone must be careful not to let a heat-related illness spoil the day.

  
Are moisturizers beneficial?

Oil and water are the two basic ingredients of moisturizers. The difference  between moisturizing products is the ration of these two ingredients in the products.

  

Do I need Facial Massage?
When you first get up in the morning your face probably looks paler, puffer and more creased than usual. You can blame some of the crease on the pillow you slept on, but the lack of color and tone are the result of a nocturnal slow –down in circulation.

  
Preparing for a Photo Shoot

Photo Shoot requires a lot of sincere effort in order to be a success. Here is a list of things to keep in mind while you prepare for your photo session.

 

Endermologie: a subdermal approach to treating cellulite

Cellulite is the dimpling appearance that occurs around the outer thighs, buttocks and other body areas where large areas of fat come into close proximity to the skin.

 

Trigger Finger or Stenosing Tenosynovitis

Trigger finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, is a condition in which one of your fingers or your thumb catches in a bent position. Your finger may straighten with a snap — like a trigger being pulled and released.

 

Massage Therapy

The oldest of the "hands on" therapies, from which every other branch of physical therapy has evolved, massage probably first developed out of out instinctive response to soothe aches and pains by rubbing the affected area.

 

Facial swelling

Facial swelling involves an accumulation of fluid in the face, which may extend to the neck and upper arms.


Ingrown hair

Ingrown Hairs, as the name implies, occur when the end of the hair shaft is cut resulting in a sharpened edge that as it grows, curls back into the same hair follicle and results in an inflammatory response (redness, itchiness, and/or raised infected area).

 

Myopia

Myopia is the scientific term for nearsightedness. Nearsighted people typically see well up close, but have difficulty seeing far away. It is an inherited problem.

 

Nystagmus

Nystagmus is characterized by an involuntary movement of the eyes, which may reduce vision or be associated with other, more serious, conditions that limit vision.

 

Living with Albinism
Albinism is an inherited condition present at birth, characterized by a lack of pigment that normally gives color to the skin, hair, and eyes. Many types of albinism exist, all of which involve lack of pigment in varying degrees.

  

Hair Style: Short and Spiky
Short hair can be quickly styled using gel and wax to create a cheeky, fun look.


Make-up for Brides
Regardless of what make-up shades you choose, or how decide to wear them, you'll want your skin to look perfect

  

Hair Style :  City Slicker
Transform your hair in minutes using gel to slick it into shape and add sheen.

  

Ingrown Toe Nail
Ingrown toe nails are a common, painful condition that occur when skin on one or both sides of a nail grows over the edges of the nail, or when the nail itself grows into the skin.

  

Uveitis (Iritis)
Uveitis is an inflammation of the the uvea, the layer between the sclera and the retina, which includes the iris, ciliary body, and the choroid.

  

Hair Style : Draped chignon
This elegant style is perfect for special evening out.

  

Make-up tips for Fitness Models
A model must learn appropriate application techniques for stage make-up, as the lighting is extremely bright and hot, and the make-up can bleed and/or wear off easily if it's not a quality brand that hasn't been applied properly.

  

Hair Style : Band Braid 
A plain ponytail can be transformed by simply covering the braid with the tiny braid.


Ptosis or Drooping Eyelids
Abnormal dropping of one or both upper eyelids. Drooping of the upper eyelid due to weakness of the muscle that raise it is called ptosis.

 

Beauty of Botox
Botox is a trade name for botulinum toxin A. In this way, Botox is related to botulism. Botulism is a form of food poisoning that occurs when someone eats something containing a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.

 

Chalazion or Eyelid Cyst
If an oil-secreting gland in the eyelid becomes blocked, the gland enlarges, creating a swelling called a chalazion.

 

Spot  Zappers
The very sight of a new blemishhas women searching for a cover-up. A better approach, however, is to make sure spots never show up-or at least, never grow very big-in the first place. Whether pimples are a daily battle for any one of you, or a once-in-a-while occurrence, over-the-counter help is available.

 

Ulnar Neuropathy or Handlebar Palsy
Ulnar neuropathy is an inflammation of the ulnar nerve, a major nerve that runs down into your hand. It supplies movement and sensation to your arm and hand. Ulnar neuropathy causes numbness, tingling, or pain into the arm and hand on the side of the little finger.

 

Selecting a Wardrobe to Flatter Your Skin Tone II
Your best colors will be determined by a combination of factors including your natural hair color, eye color and skin tone.

 

Eye Floaters or Spots
Spots are small, semi-transparent or cloudy specks or particles within the fluid inside the eye that becomes noticeable when they move within the line of sight.

 

Hair Style: Top Knot
Ring the changes on finely braided locks by adding bright cord and tying the hair in a top knot


Moles or Pigmented Nevi
A mole is a non-cancerous skin growth made up of cells (melanocytes or nevus cells) that produce color (pigment). They can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups.


Hair Style : Ponytail Styler
A simple pony tail can be transformed easily and quickly using the clever style

 

Thermal Reconditioning: Rearranging the Hair Structure
Also known as, Japanese hair straightening, Ionic Retexturizing, Thermal Restructuring, Rebonding and or Thermal Reconstruction.

 

Hair Style: Dragged side Braids

Curly hair can be controlled, yet still allowed to flow free, by braiding at the sides and allowing the hair at the back to fall in a  mass of curls.

 

Counting Long Computer Use Damages to the Eye

Aching, irritable eyes is a common complaint after  maintaining a visual distance constant for much of the day in front of the computer, this means the muscles that control your focal lens have become fatigued.

 

Hair Style:- Double Stranded braids

These clever braids have a fishbone pattern, which gives an unusual look.

 

Birthmarks: Red or Brown

Birthmarks are generally either red or brown,  caused by irregularities in the capillaries or vessels that supply blood to the skin.

 

Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a sleep disorder in which a person has unpleasant feelings or sensations in the legs. These feelings are described as creeping, crawling, tingling, pulling, or painful.

 

10 Tips to stage a spa treatment at home

Today's hectic lifestyles often prevent even a quick trip to a day spa. Hence the increasing popularity of the home spa, where you can bubble, steam, and soak yourself -- privately and at your own convenience.

 

Birthmarks: Red or Brown

Birthmarks are generally either red or brown,  caused by irregularities in the capillaries or vessels that supply blood to the skin.

 

Granulated Eyelids or Blepharitis

Blepharitis refers to inflammation of the eyelids, particularly at the lid margins. It's a common disorder and may be associated with a low-grade bacterial infection or a generalized skin condition.

 

Claw Toes : Deformity of the foot 

A claw toe is a toe that is contracted at the PIP and DIP joints, and can lead to severe pressure and pain. Ligaments and tendons that have tightened cause the toe’s joints to curl downwards. Claw toes may occur in any toe, except the big toe.

 

Ankle Sprain

The ankle is one of the most frequently injured joints for those who participate in sports. An ankle sprain is an injury of one of the supporting ligaments, usually due to overstretching or tearing.


Chin augmentation

When the chin is out of proportion with the rest of the face it may detract from the attractiveness of the other features. In the extreme, a jaw that is too large or small affects dental occlusion and requires the attention of orthodontists and oral surgeons.

 

Applying eyelashes

There is completely no doubt that false eyelashes make your eyelashes look much fuller. Besides, fuller lashes are just what you may need for a quick spruce-up.

 

Conductive Keratoplasty (CK ): A New Procedure for the Farsighted
CK (Conductive Keratoplasty) is the first non-laser procedure for farsightedness(+ 0.75 to +3 diopters). The farsighted patient has a cornea that is too flat. Too little curvature of the cornea causes the light coming into the eye to focus somewhere behind the retina resulting in blurred distance and near vision. CK reshapes the cornea to give it a steeper curvature, moving the focus to the retina.

 

Shoe Bites

Some foot problems seem to favor women. More women than men develop bunions calluses, corns, hammertoes and ingrown toenails. The primary reason is the shoes they wear: narrow, pointed, high in the heel, often flimsy, and designed for appearance rather than fit.

 

Felon
A felon is a severe infection of the pulpy tip of a finger, usually caused by infection with Staphylococcus bacteria occurring as  an abscess of the distal pulp.

 

Styes or Eyelid Bump 
A styes, or hordeolum, is a common eye disorder.  It can be the result of an infection and can also signify a weakness of the immune system.

 

Hair  Styling: Smooth and Straight 
Volume can be added to long straight hair by using a dryer with a diffusers attachment that has long straight prongs.

 

Coping with Keloids
Keloids are lumps of fibrous tissue that can develop at the site of an injury to the skin, such as a burn or a surgical incision.  They may be triggered by severe acne or something as trivial as ear-piercing.

 

Hair Styling: Curl Creation
A Perm that is past its best can be revived this diffuser drying technique.

 

Acne
Acne is a rash, usually on the face, due to blockage and inflammation of glands in the skin. While not a life threatening condition, acne can be upsetting and disfiguring.


Skin brushing for Detox

Giving your body a firm brush all over makes the skin glow by removing the top dull, dead layer of skin and encouraging new cells to regenerate.

 

Hair styling: Airwaves

Air  styling makes sure of gentle heat and combines it with the moisture in your hair to give a long lasting curl.

 

Deep- Vein Thrombosis

Deep-vein thrombosis is more common among women over 35 who smoke and take birth-control pills, or women who are or recently have been pregnant.  Deep-vein thrombosis is not always a serious condition but, if a piece of a blood clot breaks off and travels to your lungs, it can block an artery, which can be life threatening.

 

Pterygium or Callus on the Eye

A pterygium is a growth of scar tissue and blood vessels on the sun-exposed surface of the eye in response to ultraviolet damage from the environment.

 

How to apply blusher

There's no one correct way to apply blusher.  The method you use depends on the type of look you want to create.


Top 20 Skin-Care Questions Answered

You can use a cream containing an ingredient called hydroquinone, which works by penetrating the skin tissue to "dissolve" the melanin.


Corns and Calluses

Corns and calluses are both a thickening of the outer layer of skin. This thickening is known medically as hyperkeratosis. Corns and calluses develop as part of the skin's normal defense against prolonged rubbing, pressure and other forms of local irritation.


Hair styling: Soft setting

Fabrics rollers are the modern versions of old fashioned rags. Apart from being very easy to use they are kind to the hair and give a highly effective set.

 

Salon perms- the choices

Professional hairdressers can offer a number of different types of perm that are not available for home use.


Facial foundation that fits

Facial foundation is applied to the entire face, used on a daily basis, and worn for an extended period of time. For this reason, facial foundation plays an important role in skin treatment, but it is also the facial cosmetic most likely to be problematic. Many women avoid foundation, because they're scared of an unnatural, mask-like effect.  In fact, finding the right product for you is simpler than you might think.

 

Macular Degeneration : Danger ahead

Macular degeneration is a breakdown of the crucial central portion of the retina  that records the images we see and sends them via the optic nerve from the eye to the brain, called the macula.


Paronychia

Superficial Infection of the fold of skin surrounding a fingernail or toenail (nail fold) is called paronychia. It usually results from injury to the area from biting off or picking a hangnail, or from manipulating, trimming, or pushing back the cuticle.

 

Presbyopia
Starting around age 40 the eye's lens begins to lose its elasticity.


Lip looks

Lipsticks that work best are those that have some of your skin's natural tones in their colour such as a blue-pinks or yellow- browns.

 

Eye shades

Eye makeup application asks for, practice and patience. Once you have mastered the art, eye makeup will become a matter of minutes and seconds.

 

Make-Up: Head to Toe

Choosing cosmetics for make-up, especially ones that suit and complement your skin is no indeed a tough task.

 

Tattooing: A Major Route Of Infections

Tattooing is a serious art form, and   the world seems to be addicted to it. It is, a permanent marking -- once it's there, you can't simply wash it away.

 

Is a full wig the only answer for fine thinning hair?

Not every woman is comfortable wearing a full wig every day, to hide her baby fine hair and exposed scalp.

 

Getting Rid of Unwanted Hair
The first step in solving the dilemma of excess or unwanted hair is to determine its cause.

 

Skin resurfacing- options for chemical peel

Chemical peels can be categorized as mild, moderate and aggressive.

 

Some important findings on Hair coloring Products
The new study’s findings indicated that women and men who dye their hair frequently might be at increased risk for hematopoietic cancers.

 

Age spots: treatment options and prevention

Age spots known medically as lentigos and seborrhoeic keratoses are brown patches which commonly appear on the back of the hands the face and the back.

 

Managing heel pain

Heel pain is generally the result of faulty biomechanics (walking gait abnormalities) that place too much stress on the heel bone and the soft tissues that attach to it.

 

10 Tips for Hair

Your hair reflects the state of your inner health and well being. An unhealthy diet and lifestyle, tiredness and stress all take their toll on your hair.

Do and don't for healthy hands

Wear rubber gloves lined with cotton when your hands are in contact with harsh soaps, detergents or chemicals.

  

Relieving tired and swollen feet

Rest your feet above your head for 10 minutes: do this by lying at right angles to a wall, or on the bed with your feet up on the headboard, or on the floor with your feet resting on the edge of a chair. Any swelling will disappear as trapped fluids travel back your legs towards your heart.

  

Managing skin around the eyes

Never put heavy night creams, moisturizers or nourishing facial masks round the delicate eye area. The oil content of these heavy preparations stretch the under-eye skin causing puffiness. Also avoid astringents or anti-spot lotions to come into contact with this area, all of them contain drying ingredients which will cause wrinkling and ageing of skin.

  

Lasik surgery

LASIK stands for laser-assisted intrastromal in-situ keratomileusis, a vision correction procedure in which a flap of 160-180 microns depth is cut in the front of the cornea, the flap is folded back to expose the stroma of the cornea, an excimer laser ablates (reshapes) the exposed stroma, and the flap is folded back down.

  

Skin Rejuvenation

A "forehead lift" (also known as a "brow lift") can be done to pull up and tighten skin in this area to make the lines less prominent.

  

Tips for a healthy looking skin

To remain healthy, your skin needs a regular and well-balanced supply of nutrients. You may not need any supplements, provided you look after your skin and you are generally healthy.

  

Fighting toxin buildup within body

Diet plays an important part in Phase II of the detoxification process. Follow these practical guidelines to prevent toxic build up within the body and elimination of toxins if present.

 

Diet and Detox

The detox diet helps to cleanse your system! The plan begins with a juice fast, which eliminates toxins at a very low level, and then continues with a highly nutritious food that promotes cellular renewal.

 

Full-body Workout: Body, Mind and Soul

We've dug up a bundle of  reasons for you to make exercise a part of your daily lifestyle. 

 

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