CALIFORNIA BLOOMS FSHION

CALIFORNIA BLOOMS FSHION

One more post from our trip to California. The flowers in California are perfection on almost every corner! B is obsessed with smelling flowers. He kept picking the ones up off the ground and shoving them up to my nose saying “Mom! Mmmmmm!” and if I didn’t smell it he would just keep saying Mom! Mom! Mom! He takes his flower smelling seriously

Which feels like a Monday

Which feels like a Monday

Happy Tuesday! Which feels like a Monday

Simple Ways To Look Younger Than Your Age

Simple Ways To Look Younger Than Your Age

Some Signs of aging can get really bothersome. It’s a nightmare to see yourself getting older day by day when you stand before the mirror. It’s obvious that you must be thinking to yourself, those were the good ol’ days when you were sweet sixteen with perfect shiny hair and a glowing face. Well, accepted that aging is something that one should accept gracefully but if you take good care of yourself, you can definitely avoid some signs of aging from showing up on your face before the time has come. Follow these tips and you’ll be successful at keeping yourself young.

1. Keep yourself hydrated

Yes, it is a proven fact that drinking sufficient amount of water is the natural way of taking care of your skin and health. Water flushes out toxins from your body which helps to control wear and tear of your skin. So the next time you are thirsty, try to have water over other carbonated drinks.

2. Clear the makeup

Of course, makeup helps in hiding the flaws on your face but do not go overboard with it. Too much makeup can actually make you look fake and you know this ladies, men really do not appreciate too much makeup either!

Do not forget to remove the makeup with the help of a good cleanser or baby oil before sleeping. This is utmost essential as makeup kept overnight can be harmful for the skin.

How to Protect Your Scalp

How to Protect Your Scalp

All the experts agreed that hats that fully cover our scalps offer great protection.

Wearing a hat every day is ideal, but if you’re not spending much time outside, you can opt for a protective hairstyle. Try slicked back ponytails and buns to avoid parts.

According to Dr. Rossi, if you do go for a parted style, make sure that you’re applying sunscreen to your part line. Look for a water-resistant formula with at least SPF 30 protection. Apply it throughout the day and immediately after swimming. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to your ears and the back of your neck. If there’s one thing we learned, it’s that we need sun protection on all areas.

All the experts agreed that hats that fully cover our scalps offer great protection.

Wearing a hat every day is ideal, but if you’re not spending much time outside, you can opt for a protective hairstyle. Try slicked back ponytails and buns to avoid parts.

According to Dr. Rossi, if you do go for a parted style, make sure that you’re applying sunscreen to your part line. Look for a water-resistant formula with at least SPF 30 protection. Apply it throughout the day and immediately after swimming. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to your ears and the back of your neck. If there’s one thing we learned, it’s that we need sun protection on all areas.

Exactly How to Protect Your Hair and Scalp from the Sun

Exactly How to Protect Your Hair and Scalp from the Sun

When it comes to sun protection, we know that it’s critical to apply sunscreen over our entire bodies, but do you count your hair and scalp in that? I didn’t. Even as a diligent sunscreen user, I would apply sunscreen up to my forehead and never even consider my hair or scalp, because, well, they’re my hair and scalp.

Spoiler alert: Skipping out on that sun protection is one big beauty faux pas. Read on to find out why and, of course, how to keep your locks and your scalp from sunburn.

Why You Need to Protect Your Hair:

You might be thinking, “Do I really need to protect my hair?” Well, while you might not want to add another step to your routine, the answer is yes. Ron Williams, Education Director at Phyto Specific, explained to me that hair is considered a non-living entity when it emerges through the scalp, which is why it doesn’t burn like our skin. We may not experience those horrible sunburn symptoms on our manes, but our hair can still become damaged. If we skip sun protection, the result could be a dry, dull, and brittle mane. The damage will only worsen if you’re taking a dip in the pool or ocean because of the drying effects of chlorine and salt.

The sun can also change your dye job—and not for the better. Celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa told me that bleached or lifted hair is more susceptible to damage because the process opens up the hair follicle, making hair more vulnerable to oxidizing damage (read: fading) from UV exposure.

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How to Protect It:

Ideally, we should be protecting our manes on a daily basis. Before you go slapping sunscreen onto your strands, hold up. There are other less greasy ways to keep your locks protected. Our first line of defense against the sun is wearing a hat. Choose one that covers all of your hair, or tuck longer locks underneath it.

In terms of products, look for different formulas with UVA and UVB protection. Dr. Anthony Rossi MD, FAAD, suggests the Colorescience SunForgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush SPF 30 ($57, colorscience.com). It is a water-resistant powder that has titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to protect against harmful rays. Dust it on your hair, then on your face.

Moisturizing your hair is another essential step. Stock up on oils, masks, conditioners, and treatments. Celebrity hairstylist Clariss Rubenstein says, “I double down in the summer, using lots of oils. I love argan oils. I also use tons of masks. I love Christophe Robin and Kerastase.”

How to make a face mask for acne

How to make a face mask for acne

The best face mask for acne will cleanse your entire face, and should be suitable for use on oily and combination type skin. These recipes have been carefully designed by skin experts to draw out pollutants and excess oil from the surface of your skin and remove unnecessary waste that may be causing spots and blemishes to gather on your face. When you wash the mask away when your time is up, all of the things that you do not want to be on your skin will be washed away with it, helping to unclog the pores and leave the skin feeling refreshed. The better a cleansing mask is, the more capable it will be of removing blackheads, refining pores and keeping your skin looking clear.

For oily and combination skin, mix two table spoons of yogurt with a table spoon of warm honey, a little bit of aloe Vera and a couple of drops of tea tree oil. The yoghurt and aloe Vera will help to moisturize the skin and keep it hydrated, while the tea tree oil removes the damaging oils and substances from your skin. Furthermore, the addition of honey will help to draw dirt and oil out of your pores.

If you really want your face mask for acne to work as well as possible, consider steaming your face for a few minutes before you apply it, as this will help to open up the pores, allowing your special ingredients to penetrate deeper into the surface of the skin and provide various benefits. You should also make sure to carefully wash your face before and after applying the mask.

AYURVEDIC SKIN CARE TIPS

AYURVEDIC SKIN CARE TIPS

Here are some skin care tips from Ayurvedic physical experts. They can make your skin naturally glowing and watery along with a boost in your health and beauty.

Everyone wants a beautiful charming skin. We are naturally attracted by the persons who have clear and glowing skin. It is because that shining skin is a sign of good health. Ancient people have discovered and invented some natural tips to make the human skin glowing and fair. Fortunately they don’t contain medicines and chemicals.

Have you ever thought that why your skin gets rough and dry. Why it behaves differently in different seasons. Ancient and even the recent experts say that it mostly happens due to some changes within our body. Ayurveda says that accumulation of Vata takes place in some seasons especially in winter and particularly in older people.

Ayurvedic has been a successful medical category especially in the beauty and human physical aspects. Ayurvedic experts believe that our skin gets rough when a specific substance called vata gathers within the body. It has some other health aspects like joint pains, hair dryness and nail breaking.

The experts say that this stuff is created on large scale in the following conditions

Within the cold and dry season
During mental disorders like stress etc.
It also increases with bad food eating (here bad means which is not good for your general health conditions).
It is believed that suitable quantity of vata is responsible for keeping you young, energetic and beautiful. Our prettiness, skin fairness, hair shine, strength and face glow everything is inversely proportional to vata. I mean as the vata increases, the beauty elements stop working. With its increase, our skin gets dried, dead, dim and unattractive. So we shall have to stop vata collection to keep our skin tone on the path of attraction and gorgeousness.

So our main aim here is to stop vata collection. I searched and found some Ayurvedic tips to retard Vata gathering and to keep your skin glowing and charming.

Increase Watery Vegetable Intake

Beauty Tips

Beauty Tips

Sleep at least 8 hours every night. If you don’t get enough shut eye, your skin gets tired just like you – it sags and you get bags. So don’t risk it.
Hydrate yourself. Drink lots of water daily; at least 8 glasses if not more. Also, eat fruits and vegetables that have a high water content such as watermelon, cucumber, orange, strawberry, grapefruit and cantaloupe.
Apply sunscreen with SPF of at least 15 that blocks both UVA and UVB rays.
Make sure you always (and we mean always) remove your makeup before hitting the sheets. The skin needs to breathe overnight. And makeup prevents that, as leaving it on overnight clogs the pores which may cause blemishes and/or blackheads.
Wash your face with warm water, three times a day, and gently massage your face in circular motions, ensuring that the cleanser contains alpha hydroxyl acid or beta hydroxyl acid.Beauty Tip – 2
Quick Hair Care: If your hair is oily, sprinkle talcum and amla powder onto your hair brush and overturn the hair over your head and brush from the nape of the neck to the tips .Now throw your hair back and you have bouncy oil free hair in minutes!
The best way to file your nail is to swipe only in one direction. Swiping the nail file back and forth will damage your nails.
If you want bold eyes, keep your lips nude. Remember to highlight only one feature of your face.
To avoid split ends, get a haircut or trim regularly.
Beauty Tip – 3When applying mascara, move the wand sideways. The left and right motion will ensure every lash is covered all the way to the tip, without any clumps.
Never put concealer or foundation on your eyelids as a base. It will cause your eye makeup to crease.
Use your fingers to apply your foundation if you want sheer coverage, and a brush if you want more polished, medium to full coverage.
When applying blush, first smile, then start on the apple of the cheek, blend the blush back towards the top of the ear, and then down toward the jaw line.
Always apply your brow pencil or powder to the upper portion of the eyebrow to lift your face up.
Always start with a base shadow without any shimmer that matches the lightest skin tone on your face and apply all over your eyelid up to the brow. You should use this base shadow to make sure the darker shadows used on your eyelid up to the crease are properly blended.Beauty Tip – 4
To prevent cracked heels, keep your feet moisturized with regular pedicures.
Getting a routine facial should be a part of your skin care management plan, If you want to have your best possible skin for a lifetime.
Keeping your nails longer requires regular manicures to keep them filed and shaped nicely.
Tip for the Bride:

When deciding the bridal look for yourself, stick to something that you will never get bored of instead of picking one that is currently trending. Trends can fade away, but your pictures will remain forever and classic looks will always be relevant and beautiful.
Get a makeup trial, there isn’t any harm in getting one done. You can even get a party makeup or hair done by the artist for any function to get a better understanding of the artist’s work.

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