New Year’s Eve Pre & Post Skincare Routine

New Year’s Eve can get a little wild. It’s that one night in a year where we all like to let go for a couple of hours. It’s also the night of great expectations and the night when we like to dress to impress. We simply like to look our best on the last day of the year. This should include our skin, too. 

Taking care of your skin all year round is very important because skin remembers. Don’t forget that! But this one occasion, meaning New Year’s Eve, requires a bit special pre and post skincare routine. 

So, if you want to look your best this New Year’s Eve, take a look at these couple of pre and post skincare tips. 

New Year’s Eve Pre Skincare routine

  1. Cleanser

Start off your pre-New Year’s Eve skincare routine by cleansing your skin. Cleansers are meant to remove all the dirt and oil and the leftovers of makeup from our skin. 

Make sure you find a nice creamy cleanser that will be gentle on your skin and remove all the grime. This step is a must in a regular skincare routine and it will also be useful if we want to thoroughly prepare your skin for the most awaited night of the year.

  1. Exfoliate

Only after we have cleansed our skin and made sure it’s nice and clean, we can go to step two which is exfoliation. 

Exfoliation is supposed to further clean and refresh our skin. When exfoliating, we are removing the old and dead skin from the surface. The best way to exfoliate the skin is by using natural ingredients such as coffee, sugar, baking soda and so on. 

Exfoliation while good, can also be rough on our skin, that’s why it should be performed carefully and gently and no more than 3 times a week. 

Moreover, how often you exfoliate depends entirely on your skin type. If you aren’t sure you can always consult your dermatologist. 

  1. Masks

‘Tis the season to indulge and treat yourself. This is the perfect time to detox your skin with nice natural face masks. 

Detox masks can tighten and additionally clean your skin from toxins. They are also an ideal way to refresh and rejuvenate it as well.

Our recommendation is to use homemade recipes and make natural masks at home. You can find many different recipes that contain natural ingredients and that can help your skin glow once again.  

  1. Hydrating and moisturizing

After you have thoroughly cleaned your skin you will need to replenish it with water. This is why we use moisturizers. Hydration of our skin is highly important and it’s also important we use only the best skincare products for this purpose.   

Winter is the time when our skin gets especially dry and flaky and to combat these problems, we use moisturizers. They help keep our skin hydrated and thus healthy and youthful-looking. Additionally, moisturizing our skin regularly reduces the appearance of wrinkles. 

If you want to have a special glow this New Year’s Eve, make sure to moisturize regularly. 

Post-New Year’s Eve skincare routine

  1. Remove all the makeup 

New Year’s Eve celebration is probably the only time in the year when everyone wears makeup. Many layers of shimmering makeup. But once the night is over, your skin will highly appreciate taking off all those makeup layers. This is where makeup removers come into play. 

Avoid using alcohol-based makeup removers as they can irritate your skin and dry it out even more. You can find some oil-based makeup removers that will hydrate and nourish your skin. You can also use eco-friendly towels that are reusable and biodegradable. Not only will you be able to remove all the makeup from your skin, but you will also be looking out for the environment. 

  1. Once again use a cleanser

After you have removed all the makeup, you can use the cleanser once again. Removing makeup is fine, but makeup removers often can’t remove all the dirt and grime on your skin. That’s why we should use cleansers just to be sure that we have removed all possible pollutants from our faces.

  1. Serum

Next up is using face serums. They are ideal products as they moisturize your skin by penetrating deeper and replenishing your skin with active ingredients. They are in no way substitution for moisturizers as they are lightweight and don’t actually hydrate your skin enough. Serums are great for reducing wrinkles and making your skin smoother and firmer.  

  1. Night cream 

To finish off your skincare routine before going to bed after a long night of partying use night crème. 

During the night our skin loses moisture and that’s why it needs a little bit of help from us. Night cremes are super convenient because they contain ingredients that can hydrate our skin slowly overnight. Many of them also contain hyaluronic acid that helps reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Stepping into the new year with the right skincare routine is super easy. Just follow these steps every day and your skin will be nice and looked after all year round not just New Year’s Eve. 

By Helen Bradford


Dry Your Hair With The Best Hair Dryers

Dry Your Hair With The Best Hair Dryers

If you still don’t know what a hairdryer is, and I doubt that you don’t, a hairdryer is commonly known as a hair blower. It is an electric device where the air is blown through a heating coil producing hot air sufficient to dry and style your hair.

Before we will discuss the top 5 best hair dryers let us go into the brief history of the hairdryer.

History Of The Hair Dryer

The first blow dryer was invented by Kieran McGonagle and was used in his salon in France in 1902. The first handheld blow dryers appeared in 1924. It was too heavy usually weighing around 2 pounds. It was also very dangerous because it resulted in death due to overheating or electrocution. The first blow dryer was patented in the US in 1911. It was patented under the name of Gabriel Kazanjian. 

The old handheld blow dryer only had the capacity of 100 watts heating element producing not enough heat hence drying takes longer. A survey made in 2007 showed that modern heating elements use ceramics and can produce 2000 watts. Drying your hair will be faster compared to the good all days. Here’s a timeline of the hair dryer as well: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-11/history-of-the-hair-dryer/9318240.

Criteria In Choosing A Good Hairdryer

  1. Power - For thin hair, 1800 watts hairdryer is needed, but for thick hair, it needs more – up to 3600 watts, though this cost somewhat more expensive. Traditionally in the old day's hairdryers can only generate a 100-watt power, but today it can generate higher watts. In the past, until today Nichrome was used as a heating element. It was used because of it a poor conductor of electricity and not prone to rust.

 

  1. Ceramic and Tourmaline is your best bet - A ceramic dryer emits a non-damaging infrared heat that dries your crowning glory faster. It will help distribute heat evenly. Tourmaline emits infrared heat and negative ions. It will make the heat gentler during the styling of the hair (read more). 

 

  1. Look for a hairdryer with a cool shot button - This button will help you create all sorts of styles you want. A round brush will make your locks look healthier and bouncier. Press the button once when the hair dries up to create the hairstyle you desire.

 

  1. Having a nozzle would be best - This helps regulate the flow of air so that it is focused directly to the part you’re trying to fix. Point it downward to reduce hair “fly-away.”

 

  1. The heat and power should be adjustable - Use higher settings to dry your hair faster. When the hair is almost dry, you can adjust the heat to the low end to style your hair.

 

  1. Look for a dryer that has a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) - In the past, many people died of electrocution while using a hairdryer. Thanks to new technology the GFCI was invented. It differs from a fuse in that the system is integrated into the outlet itself. A GFCI monitors the amount of current flowing from hot to neutral. If there is an imbalance, it will trip off the circuit.

Top 5 Best Hair Dryers

 

  • Conair Mid Size Styler White Hair Dryer

 

This dryer has an ergonomic design quality and two different heat settings. For its quality, it’s still in an affordable price range. It is an 1870 watts hairdryer lightweight and compact.

 

  • KIPO Z1 Professional Hair Dryer

 

This is a premium product and a little bit on the higher end price. It prevents dampness and promotes healthy hair. It is extremely quiet and there are 2 color schemes to choose from. It receives positive customer reviews because of its quiet operation and customizable settings. You can check out more of this information in Official Top 5 Review.

 

  • Remington D3190 Hair Dryer

 

It is designed for extensive damage control and emphasizes hair protection with the use of the latest technology. It has several custom settings that you can customize. It has a very effective design and be used for extensive damage control.

 

  • Revlon Compact and Light Hair Dryer

 

The product has earned the title of No. 1 Best Seller and as the brand indicates it is light and compact. There are three different color schemes to choose from – black, pink and yellow. It is perfect for traveling. It’s one of the market’s best-selling dryers because of its unique color schemes and because it is compact and lightweight.

 

  • Conair Compact Hair Dryer

 

It is a 1,600 watts Hair Dryer that comes with a folding handle for women on the go. Its portable and lightweight design is the factor that increases its value. Like the 4th brand, it has a compact design ideal for traveling which makes it very efficient and effective.

 

By

Rona Carcido


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Basic Essentials for Your Beauty Regime

Basic Essentials for Your Beauty Regime

beauty productsAll of us want a flawless, blemish-free, and glowing version of our current skin. But, how many of us are ready to put in the required effort?

 

Sadly, by just washing your face and slathering some moisturizer and calling it a day is not sufficient. Now, unless you are a mystical creature who has been blessed by the skin Gods themselves. 

 

A beauty regime or skincare routine, whatever you may call it, would involve you to put in careful thought and diligent application every single day. The reason why we say careful thought is because you need to invest in products that suit your skin and work efficiently to improve the texture. Whereas a diligent application is needed because well, nothing good comes easy.

 

If you’re looking to create a successful beauty regime, read on. We have made a list of a few basic essentials that you need to add to your beauty regime ASAP.

Cleanser

Quite obviously we had to start the list with the cleanser because dirty skin is the main reason that results in breakouts and clogged pores. After a long day, you can remove the grime and makeup before going to bed with the help of a cleanser. By cleaning out the impurities, you'll be able to remove any barrier that may prevent your skin from absorbing the goodness of the other products that you usually apply after cleaning, like a moisturizer or serum.

 

While cleansing wipes are good, you should limit using them during lethargic emergencies or when you are traveling. 

 

For everyday use, it is better that you invest in either a foaming or micellar cleanser. In addition to this, you have to be really careful when choosing a cleanser. Keeping in mind your skin type, choose a product that has a formula that would help to repair and rejuvenate your skin. Individuals with dry or sensitive skin can go for the cream-based cleansers whereas those with oily or normal skin can opt for foaming cleansers.

Toner

An underestimated skincare product, toners can be just as much an integral part of any effective beauty regime. Not only do they help to remove any leftover makeup residue, but it can also maintain the optimal pH level of your skin due to its alkaline base.

 

There is a common myth that a toner will irritate your skin. Well, if you buy the correct toner for your face, you’ll be surprised by the improvement in your complexion. It can help to tighten your pores, toning down any inflammation, and leaving your skin squeaky clean. Common ingredients in a toner include hyaluronic acid, tea tree oil, green tree extracts, soy proteins, lavender, etc. As you can tell, these ingredients can be quite beneficial for the skin.

Moisturizer

If there is one positive change that has happened in terms of skincare with the advent of the Internet, it has to be the increased awareness about the benefits of moisturization. Incorporating a moisturizer in your daily regime can help reduce flakiness and dehydration. It mostly depends on finding the correct formula for your skin.

 

You have to find a product that can target the issues that you’re facing. For example, if you have dry skin, you need a nourishing and hydrating moisturizer. But, in the case of combination or acne-prone skin, opting for hyaluronic acid would be much better. Your skin will look dewy due to the increase in its capacity to retain moisture.

 

Face Masks

Often people associate face masks as a luxury that should be used only before special locations. But, this most certainly isn’t the case anymore.

 

We've watched an innumerable amount of Instagram videos where beauty enthusiasts have experimented with various face masks that have, in turn, made it a staple addition to beauty regimes. This is actually great as face masks have a lot of skin benefits.

 

Face masks can help prepare your skin, unclog your pores, make your skin shine, as well as reduce inflammation and redness. It is better to use these once or twice a week.

 

The best part is the sheer variety available in the market at the moment. Face sheets, bubble masks, charcoal peel-off masks, mud masks, or just the traditional face masks—choose any that would suit your needs and preferences. In fact, don’t be afraid to experiment with different types as well.

Sunscreen

We already know how harmful too much exposure to the sun can be. To stop your skin from aging faster, developing dark spots and those hideous tan lines, a sunscreen is a definite must-have.

 

Try to step out of the house 20 to 30 minutes after applying sunscreen. If you tend to sweat a lot, don’t forget to reapply it every few hours. Not only will it help to protect you from the UV rays of the sun, but it will also reduce the development of wrinkles and pigmentation. A high SPF protection can also keep skin cancer at bay.

Exfoliants

Over time, a layer of dead skin cells, as well as excess oil, can accumulate on the topmost layer of our skin. This will lead to the clogging of your pores causing breakouts, and a lackluster appearance. Using an exfoliant can help to remove this layer to reveal brighter and younger-looking skin.

 

While using exfoliants is great for your skin, if you overdo it, you might end up with irritated skin. Just like a face mask, limit scrubbing your face to twice or thrice a week.

 

So, these were a few basic essentials that you need to incorporate in your beauty regime. Within days of using these products, you will realize that your skin has taken a 180-degree turn. Not only will your skin become dewier, but the overall texture and complexion will also improve considerably. You have to make sure that you are using products that suit your skin type. This is an absolute must, and you have to ascertain this every time you purchase any skincare product.

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Evening at the Adnams store with Imagine Spa - 24th Sep 2019

Come and enjoy an evening at the Adnams store on Westlegate road with Imagine Spa from Blofield Heath.

Tuesday 24th September 2019  6.30-8.30pm – at the Adnams shop in Westlegate.

You will be greeted in the store with a G&T and shown around the gin lab. There will also be an opportunity to talk to the experienced members of the team about all things Adnams!

The Imagine Spa Therapists will be demonstrating their new Temple Spa range of luxury skincare and beauty products for the body and face. You will be able to sample the products on the evening and get advice from the Therapists.

G&T’s will be handed out and Jodie a Gin Host will talk about the difference and the perfect serve.

You will have an opportunity to enter a draw where there is a chance to win a MYOG voucher for 1, Temple Spa Gift Set, Imagine Spa Voucher and other wonderful goodies!

 

Adnams Norwich Westlegate
A brewery's retail chain selling beer, wine, spirits, kitchenware and gifts; some have tasting bars.
Address: 11-13 Westlegate, Norwich NR1 3LT

Get your tickets before they sell out!

Only £10 per person! Call 01603 666759 to book your place.

Guest blog by Kelly-Anne at Imagine Spa in Blofield.


Guest blog -Practising Self-Care to Support Weight Management

 

Practising Self-Care to Support Weight Management

 

Studies reveal that about one-third of the global population is overweight or obese. Sadly, as the fast food industry continues to grow, the number of people with weight and health issues continues to increase along with it.

 

Being overweight or obese has never been just a "beauty" issue. Although most people display the tendency to focus on "physical presentation" setbacks such as not being able to look good in certain clothes, the true problem with obesity or being overweight is its impact on health.

 

Medical research reveals that excess weight is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Along with these, respiratory ailments, arthritis, and other conditions related to mobility are directly linked to obesity as well.

 

Therefore, if you aim to keep your weight under control or to lose weight and regain health, it is imperative not just to treat the weight issue, but also to address your lifestyle, emotional and mental health. Thus, practising self-care is considered an effective strategy for weight loss and management.

 

How Does Self-Care Aid in Weight Management

The word self-care automatically has a positive connotation. Therefore, people yield more to the idea of implementing it for the improvement of their quality of life. Also, self-care is all about deliberate practices — meaning people invest their money and take the time to do what is beneficial for them.

 

Self-care is not associated with deprivation, which most weight management strategies are known for.

 

When you say self-care, it involves a variety of methods. For weight management, there are so many that you can consider regularly using that would not feel like too much work.

 

Self-Care Methods for Weight Control

If you wish for a less stressful route for gaining control over your weight, these are some of the self-care methods that you can be consistent with.

1. Eat full meals

This is one of the best self-care strategies to implement. When you have a strong propensity for snacking, deciding to eat full meals instead may decrease your desire to munch in between meals.

 

Opt for multicourse meals, especially if you have the time to prepare them personally. Treat yourself to a small serving of appetizers, a salad, soup, main, and dessert, which will actually feel like a feast. This is one of the reasons why Japanese people are rarely overweight. It's because they have a full meal that has variation and is served in correct proportions.

 

2. Avail yourself of weight loss treatments

If you have the budget for weight loss treatments, go ahead and get them. These treatments can make the process of getting to your ideal weight so much faster and in a less stressful way.

 

Commit to the program entirely and make the maintenance of the good results a breeze. Everybody could use some extra help, especially if willpower is an issue. With the help of safe and effective devices and professionals, it becomes easier to stick to a weight management initiative.

 

3. Create a rewards system for good choices and achieving goals

To strengthen your commitment to a healthy weight, list down the different rewards you can give yourself for making good choices, and achieving your weight goals. Positive reinforcement is helpful and has long been known to turn smart practices into habits.

 

Some of the self-care rewards to provide yourself with are beautification services. 

 

For instance, if you have managed to lose a couple of kilograms in a week, why not complement your physical improvement with dermatology services to not only have a more radiant complexion but also a youthful appearance? Or shop for new clothes that will fit you nicely.

 

4. Unwind weekly

Give yourself a relaxing treat after a stressful work week and make this a weekly thing. Keeping stress hormones low can decrease the likelihood of emotional eating and even shopping

 

Get a massage, a pedicure, go to a fancy brunch with your family or friends, or take a road trip. Weekly relaxation will boost your happiness levels (which may drive you to be more physically active) and give you something to look forward to, particularly when things are not going swimmingly in other aspects of your life.

 

5. Journal

Journaling will not only help you to express your feelings, but it can also provide you with a better understanding of your behavioural patterns and emotions that affect your eating habits or preferences. Reviewing past entries will also help with self-reflection and help you decide on doing what is good for your physical and mental wellbeing.

 

It's worth mentioning, too, that journaling can be an artistic outlet, which can spark joy in your life. A lot of people actually find that when they are joyful, they are likewise more open to working out and eating sensibly.

 

Do Right By You

Dealing with weight issues is not easy, but taking an optimistic path can help greatly. 

 

By doing right by you and using the concept and practices of self-care as a strategy for weight control, you can achieve your health objectives faster, and be able to sustain results for the long term.

 

AUTHOR BIO

Vandana Luthra founded VLCC in New Delhi, India as a beauty and slimming services centre in 1989. Today, it is widely recognized for its comprehensive portfolio of beauty and wellness products and services and also enjoys a high level of consumer trust. The VLCC Group's operations currently span 330 locations in over 150 cities and 14 countries across Asia and Africa.


Guest blog: Lap Band Removal Procedure - All You Need to Know

Lap Band Removal Procedure - All You Need to Know

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Lap band is one of the most common bariatric surgeries today. It is performed on obese patients who are unable to lose weight in any other way. In short, the band inserted will lead to reducing the size of your stomach, meaning you will have to reduce the amount of the food you eat. Consequently, it will lead to weight loss.

Unfortunately, many patients eventually have the band removed due to complications or inability to lose weight effectively. There is more to be told about this procedure and the following information will help you understand it better.

Reasons why the lap band procedure failed

There are around 10 different reasons why you need to have your lap band removed. You may not be losing the appropriate amount of weight or the lower part of the stomach has slipped through the band. The band may also get infected and the antibiotics don't work. It is also possible for the patient to show symptoms of band intolerance, such as pain, nausea or vomiting. Some patients experience GERD, which is a chronic condition leading to heartburn and damage to the esophagus. Port can also get infected, and if the antibiotics don't help, the removal will be necessary. Lastly, band erosion is also one of the possibilities, making the lap band ineffective, thus it needs to be removed.

The procedure

The lap band removal procedure includes removing the band, the tube and the port from your stomach. The first thing a surgeon needs to do is to cut the capsule that your body has formed around the device. The next step is to remove sutures and potential scar tissues. All the three parts are then removed through the incision. If you went through a laparoscopic procedure when you had your lap-band inserted, then the removal will probably be performed using the same incisions created during the first procedure. In that case, the lap-band removal will only last 10 minutes. In case you initially had open surgery, you'll probably have another open surgery to remove the lap-band.

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Possible complications

There is a somewhat higher risk of complications after a revisional surgery than the initial one. For example, it's possible to experience some inflammatory reactions around your stomach to the lap-band, which will make the removal procedure and the recovery more difficult. As with any surgery, bleeding may also occur, which means you'll need a blood transfusion.  There’s also a chance of a hole in the stomach to occur. If this happens, then it will be necessary to place a drain tube. It needs to be placed next to the hole for as long as the surgeon thinks it is necessary. When the surgeon believes the are is sutured, that’s when the drain tube will be removed. There is also a chance of anesthesia complications, as well as nausea and vomiting after the surgery. If you have constant pain that is getting worse, nausea or vomiting that don't subdue after a few days, a high fever or redness around the incisions, then you should consult a doctor immediately.

Your recovery

The cuts made during the removal will be sore for a few days after the surgery. In the meantime, the stitches will dissolve on their own. You may start feeling hungry more often, which could also lead to gaining some weight. You shouldn't feel too stressed or worried about that. It's better to share your worries with your doctor so that you can come up with appropriate steps together that will help you obtain healthy weight in the end and maintain it.

Depending on the person, most people are able to return to their usual routine within 1 and 4 weeks. Consult with your doctor about when you are safe to do activities like driving or going back to work. Bear in mind that every person recovers at their own speed.

Final words

Like any other surgical procedure, a lap-band removal carries certain risks. However, if you listen to your doctor instructions, there is no need to worry about complications and the procedure itself. After all, it is there to help you get better.

Guest blog -

Mia Johnson

Freelance writer & Fitness Expert

From Sydney, Australia


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Over at Imagine Spa in Blofield- Sparkling Cream Tea Spa Day

Sparkling Cream Tea Spa Day - Just £25 per person!

Available Monday-Thursday for dates up to July 31st 2019

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Catch up with friends, hide from the kids or take some much-needed time out with our fantastic Sparkling Cream Tea Spa Day...

Package includes:

  • Up to 4 hours use of the Spa facilities
  • A Robe, Towel and Slippers for your comfort
  • A Glass of Bubbly on arrival
  • A Delicious Cream Tea

Just £25 per person Monday - Thursday for dates up to and including 31st July 2019.

Kind Regards,

Kelly-Anne

Willow Farm Field Lane, Blofield Heath, Blofield, Norfolk NR13 4RP

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Guest blog- My personal experience of a lash lift

Eyelash lift treatment

E J Humphries, guest blogger.

Most of us know what this is… eyelash curler

A device known as the ‘eyelash curler’ which clamps tightly to your eyelashes and lifts them for a short while. It’s not that comfortable to use and don’t forget to wipe the mascara off… they can get sticky!

Now, how about a beauty treatment that lifts your eyelashes for up to 6 weeks

without having to use a curler or daily mascara?

Elizabeth Smith Beauty salon in Norwich offers the ‘Eyelash Lift’ treatment. So what does it do and how does it feel?

I tried it out this week and I love the end result.  Please note, I don’t have any eye make-up on in these pictures. Have a look…

before and after lash lift

BEFORE AND AFTER

 

What happens during the treatment?

I laid down on the very comfortable beauty bed and Elizabeth began the treatment. The eyelashes are set with a perming solution which uses the same chemicals as an eyelash perm. It starts with placing silicon shields above and under the eyes. The aim is not to perm your lashes, just simply lift them.

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This is me with the silicon shields on. It feels a little strange to start with, as if your eyes have been glued shut. However, with my eyes closed and fully relaxed, I felt very calm and happy, also knowing that I’m in very good hands with Elizabeth Smith.

 

So how does it feel afterwards?

Well, I have a 1-year-old son, so for the first time in over a year, I don’t look so dog-tired.

In fact, my eyes feel bright and literally

‘lifted’.

 

The treatment may look subtle to some, but to me, I can really notice the difference and I love it.  

This would have taken me a long time to achieve with that eyelash curler!

 

Where can I get an eyelash lift?

Contact Elizabeth Smith Beauty for an appointment at https://www.elizabethsmithbeauty.co.uk/contact-me/

For more information, have a look at Elizabeth's blog post on lash lift treatment.

Blog is written by- E J Humphries, guest blogger.

 


3 cute accessory trends to try this spring

3 cute accessory trends to try this spring

Do you fancy refreshing your look this Spring but you’re not sure you have the time? Fortunately, injecting a bit of life back into your outfits after those chilly winter months doesn’t mean you have to overhaul your wardrobe entirely. With just a few simple pieces you can easily make your look sparkle again as we head into those warm summer months. 

Personalised jewellery

While plenty of statement jewellery pieces will come in and out of style, nothing will stand the test of time quite like a personalised bracelet. A small and sophisticated addition to any wardrobe, these bracelets — made up of your favourite links and charms — will not only give your outfit an elegant edge but become a treasured possession you’ll never want to take off. What’s more, Nomination’s selection of personalised bracelets offers a huge range of stunning link designs in both stainless steel and gold, so you can create something that suits your taste perfectly. 

Headwear is back

Seen on catwalks from Prada to Celine, head wear has made a comeback in a big way. Whether it’s big and bold headbands or sophisticated slides, make sure you add a piece to your wardrobe this spring. If you’re not sure where to begin with this trend, we’d recommend a simple satin headband in your favourite shade or a strategically placed beaded hair slide or two.

Enormous eyewear

While tiny frames took over catwalks this time last year, the opposite has to be said for the latest eyewear styles to hit the runway. From Gucci and Mui Mui to Tom Ford, it was all about mega-sized lenses and futuristic finishes. It’s not a look for the faint hearted but if you’re set on giving it a go, why not stick to a classic black pair for an easy transition into your existing wardrobe. 

 

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Beautiful, Young Skin: How to get most out of dermarolling?

Beautiful, Young Skin: How to get most out of dermarolling?

Dermarolling, a form of mircorneedling, is a simple procedure to get beautiful, young skin. The process needs a dermaplaning kit to treat different areas of your face for scarring, acne, and other issues. Make sure to choose the right needle to treat various skin conditions. Beginners should stay away from long needles with 1.5 mm or even longer. The longer needles can cause more pain.

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Prepare Yourself for Dermarolling

Cleanliness is key for this procedure. Keep your skin clean of dirt and oil with a foaming cleanser. A toner may help you to maintain a pH balance. Treat your skin with antiseptic cleanser before pricking. Generally, your skin needs a formulation of vitamins A & C almost one month before microneedling. It will pump up the production of collagen in your skin.

After preparing your skin, topical anesthesia is required to start dermaroling. On the day of the procedure, you can expect these things:

  • Plastic surgeon, aesthetician or dermatologist will apply an antiseptic and use a saline solution to clean your skin.
  • He/she will stretch your skin with hands. A dermaroller is rolled on your skin almost 5 times in every direction (diagonal, horizontal and vertical).
  • All punctures will have pinpoint bleeding that is easy to control.
  • After completing this procedure, an ice pack or saline formula is needed to apply to the treated skin.
  • Finally, the doctor applies a serum to enhance collagen to the treated skin.

The procedure will need repetition regularly for a few months. After this procedure, you have to pay attention to a post-care routine.

Aftercare Tips

After a dermarolling treatment, you have to follow these instructions. These can save you from significant problems.

Evade Sun Exposure

Stay away from the sun after this procedure. Before stepping out, cover your face appropriately. Avoid the use of sunscreen on your face. After this procedure, the pores of your skin remain open, so stay away from beauty creams and sunscreens. Harmful chemicals in these products can damage your skin. Consult your microneedling professional before using any product.

Keep Your Skin Clean

Cleaning is necessary for your skin, so use mild cleansers for cleaning. Avoid harsh cleansers for one week. Skin care products may have active ingredients, such as alpha hydroxyl acids, retinols, and other chemicals. These chemicals are harmful after your treatment.

Your skin needs time to recover after this procedure. Let it breathe and recover naturally by avoiding any makeup on your face.  Drink sufficient water to stay hydrated and allow your skin to heal faster.

Stimulate Collagen in Skin

After microneedling, your doctor will suggest you use some collagen stimulating peptides. Feel free to use them religiously to support your skin in the production of collagen. Water is necessary for quick recovery.

Dermaroller can refresh the appearance of your skin by increasing the appearance of pigmentation because of extra sun exposure. Make sure to moisturize your skin to achieve the best results with this treatment. With regular use of moisturizer, you can improve overall condition of your skin.

 

Guest blog by @globexmarketing.net