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The 5 Biggest Skin Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid

Being happy in our skin is so important. But how do we make sure our skin stays at its best? If you want to ensure your skin stays beautiful, check out these common mistakes to avoid.


This is an easy one if you are smoking. Stop. It wreaks havoc on your skin, dehydrating it and encouraging wrinkles, lines, and that sallow gray tone, that is not so flattering. It’s not easy to stop smoking, but there are lots of things that can help. Nicotine replacement patches or lozenges can be useful if you are trying to quit. There are also quick release sprays and chewing gums. Speak to your Doctor to see which option is right for you and get some support in quitting.


The dangers of tanning are now well known, but people still insist on doing it. This is an awful idea. Not only does it age the skin back but can cause skin cancer. It is possible to get a lovely glow without going on the sunbeds. Use a self-tanning product safely at home instead. You can choose from lotions, mousse or wipes. Whichever you use, make sure you exfoliate well beforehand and are careful with the application. Be especially vigilant on drier parts of skin; like your heels and elbows as these have a tendency to go orange. You can use a barrier cream to stop this happening. If you if you want a tan all year round why not go for a home spray tanning system? This is a quick way of applying fake tans your entire body and it makes keeping an all year round tan much more convenient and easy to do.

Not looking after your health


Another thing that shows on our skin is our general health. As you get older, it is really important to look after your health by eating right, and going for regular checkups. If you like some help with this why not try an organization that offers a cenegenics program? Managing your aging in this way can help you retain your health and vitality.

Leaving your makeup on at night

We’ve all done it after a night out, and woken up with panda eyes and lipstick across our face. You should try not to do this regularly. Leaving your makeup on overnight encourages dirt and bacteria to collect in the pores on your face and can cause spots and other problems.  It is also not very good for your pillowcases, or for your self-esteem in the morning! It is much better to start the day with a fresh, clean face.

Buying expensive products

If you are spending a fortune on skincare, just don’t! As long as you have an established routine and find products that work well with your skin, you don’t have to spend a lot for it to be effective. Remember lots of products are more about the packaging and marketing and what’s inside.

Be Beautiful With These Amazing Hacks

Many of us, especially as we get older, worry about our looks. Beauty is important to many of us. But sometimes we have off days when we struggle to find the beauty within us. There are many ways we can improve our appearance. Of course, beauty can be so much more than a look. It can be about who we are as well. Can we be more beautiful people?


There are many beauty issues that can affect our self-esteem in negative ways. Some may say this is about our own mental approach or attitude toward an expectation. Most of us have had a day when we’ve been disappointed with our appearance. Who hasn’t had a bad hair day? But accepting that we’re still beautiful people can be hard sometimes.

There are lots of hair products, styles, and styling techniques that can tame those wayward locks. Some use heat. Others use naturally sourced ingredients to help nourish the hair, so it behaves itself a little more. Learning some tips and tricks from the professionals can help you achieve the hairstyle you’re looking for. As the hair grays, you may be tempted to use dye to bring the vibrant and youthful looking color back to your tresses. This can also help improve self-confidence as we begin to age.



As well as using professional techniques to tame our hair, you can learn to apply makeup to help mask those areas you’re not too keen on. We all have dark circles and puffy eyes from time to time. Too much or too little sleep can be the culprit. As well as applying dedicated cosmetics for the problem, you can highlight your other features to make them stand out more. Makeup isn’t always easy to get right. Have a look at videos on for some tips on how to use cosmetics in the best way to help you.

Of course, it’s not just the outward appearance we should be concerned with. The overall health of our skin and bodies will also make a difference. When we feel fit and healthy, we also tend to feel more attractive. Having more energy can make us feel more youthful, vibrant and confident. Consider an exercise program that will help boost your energy levels. It will do wonders for your circulation too.

A good diet with plenty of delicious fruits and vegetables will help nourish your skin and hair from the inside out. There are, of course, many supplements that can target problem areas. You can find more details about these at websites like It’s not always easy to know what will suit you and what won’t. Be sure to do some research, especially if you take other supplements or medicines.

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A good diet, exercise program, and plenty of water will go a long way to making you feel healthier and more confident. And, combined with quality sleep, they will help your skin and body appear more beautiful too. Good health is the secret to beauty. Add some refined makeup and hair styling techniques, and you could achieve the look you want.

Prepare For Summer With These Hot Style Tips

Summer is a favorite time of year for many people, and although the warmer temperatures require less in terms of clothing, there are many style tips and tricks you can make use of to help you feel stylish and confident during this fun, exciting season.

Light Makeup: skin likes to breathe, and as long as you stay protected with a good sunscreen to protect against UV rays, the sun can actually have a nice effect on your skin when it’s not being blocked by too much makeup clogging it up. It also feels a lot nicer to have bare skin and just let the sun at it, and if you really feel you need a bit of coverage, then opt for a tinted moisturizer instead of a full on foundation.

Plenty Of Water: one of the best things you can do for your skin, and for your health in general is to drink plenty of water. This means around 6-8 glasses per day for the average adult. Do this for a month, and you’re guaranteed to see massive results in how your skin looks. Add to that a bit of a sun-kissed glow and you’re all set for gorgeous summer skin.


Summer Clothing: obviously during the really hot months, you want to stay cool, but you also don’t want to be overly exposed to the sun, either. A nice sundress that can be worn over your bikini and paired with some simple flat pumps will do the trick and give you a great summer look.

Coconut Oil: this is one of those amazingly versatile products that has pretty much every benefit known to man, from helping dry skin, to whitening teeth, and even helping with weight loss and ulcers, it really is something of a miracle oil. Whatever you do, though: please do not apply this directly to your skin before going into to the sun. It can be used if you get a little burned, and even as an after-sun to prevent burning and dryness, but it can cause major sunburn if used before exposure. It’s also a good idea to apply this to hair after being in salted or chlorinated water to restore moisture and prevent dryness or breakages.

A New Look: if you’ve been considering getting a new hairstyle or a cut, then summer is the perfect time for this. Having shorter hair in summer is great because it stays away from your face and doesn’t require a whole lot of maintenance, but you can still pull off that effortless look that many people seem to be able to pull off without much effort and still look amazing


A Good Diet: although in summer our bodies don’t require as much insulation as they do in the colder months of the year, they still require lots of nourishment. Make sure you eat a balanced diet that keeps you energized and hydrated throughout the day. Some summer favourite recipes will call for things like watermelon, feta cheese and light pasta dishes that are easy to cook and don’t leave you bloated.

Just as you would throughout the rest of year, it’s important to take care of yourself in the summer. By using the tips above to stay active, healthy and nourished, you’ll find that you’ll be able to pull off quite an effortless stylish summer look, and with plenty of inspiration to be found online, you’ll never be short of ideas to experiment with for your newest look.