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Fountain of Youth Exercises

Alright,  alright, alright…. What if told you the Fountain of Youth is attainable with just a few dedicated exercises done by you?  Yes!
Are you excited?  I bet you are.  There are no big costs involved, and I am eager to share with you what I read recently in an article, which appeared in the New York Times. Below is a summary of the highlights I think you will want to try.

  • Facial Exercises are key.  And, expressive movements.  With these exercises some women who were middle-aged reduced their facial aging by about 3 years!
  • After doing the exercises for an estimate of 8 weeks, results significantly reduced aging by week 20.
  • These exercises targeted the face and neck.

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New Graphics & Bright Eye Makeup Ideas

I have long been a fan of bright eye makeup, even before it was considered acceptable.  Therefore, I was absolutely delighted to see a recent article, which featured ‘graphic’ and bright eye makeup ideas. In fact, it was all the rage on this year’s fall runways!

Some of the graphic suggestions you may want to consider are:

  • Keep your skin ‘natural’; fill in your eyebrows lightly.
  • Wear bare eyelashes, or use clear mascara.
  • Use a light base of foundation, or primer to keep your eyeliner in place.
  • Draw the ‘Wings’ first, use multiple shades, and avoid a perfect match!

    Sounds like so much fun! Read the article and get creative. Source:
    New York Times, Graphic Eye Makeup

 

Hair Loss & New Remedies

Those of us who suffer from hair loss remain hopeful that new remedies for this problem will continue to come forward and become more available. After all, we can go to Jupiter right?  The hair loss issue is ongoing, complex and continues to grow.  Even Instagram Star Kayla Itsines thought it was important enough to share her hair loss. I think it’s comforting for young women who are feeling ‘singled-out’ and scared to know they are not alone, and it’s not just a ‘senior citizen’ problem 🙂

Having said that, I am encouraged by a recent article in the New York Times about a Danish company, Harklinikken.  This company is opening clinics in the US.  Yes! Read a summary of what I learned.  As always you can view the entire article on your own by clicking the source link. Continue reading Hair Loss & New Remedies

Are Eye Gel Patches Safe?

What remedies have you used lately for your “under eye” issues? This segment is the third post in the series about the best care and remedies for dark circles, puffiness and general “under eye” care.

Here’s what I found about Eye Gel Patches:

1. Eye Gel Patches contain collagen, which help skin look fresh, buoyant, and younger. They are usually made from natural, friendly ingredients and materials that often moisturize and hydrate the skin. Many times, wrinkles form from not drinking enough water. Source: How Eye Gel Patches Can Remove Under Eye Wrinkles | Eye Care Continue reading Are Eye Gel Patches Safe?

Pet Lovers Beauty Products

It came to me recently that some of my Hairblues followers may have allergies to  the ‘popular’ beauty products advertised to fix all sorts issues – as well as – the promise of keeping us ‘wrinkle free’ forever and guaranteeing  that we can stay youthful looking long after the ages when one thinks of youth.

As a senior citizen, I’m here to tell you that eventually we change, if we are lucky enough to live a long and healthy life.  Perhaps more important than all that, do you know what  chemicals are in the products that you buy? And, how the companies decide which chemicals/products to use, or not to use, and why? Continue reading Pet Lovers Beauty Products

Black Makeup Trends, African Beauty History

canstockphoto4506025[1] To celebrate Black History Month I thought you would enjoy some of the various hairstyles and looks African American women have worn to showcase their beauty.  I think you will find it quite interesting. Click the source link.

How has Black beauty changed since 1910? Billie Holiday-esque bold lips and an updo decorated with flowers was the go-to look of the ’40s, while the ’70s called for big ‘fros and natural makeup. The ’90s gave us the realness of Janet Jackson’s Poetic Justice braids, but our favorite look may just be today’s, in which women embrace their textured tresses in all their glory.

♥ Source: Black Makeup Trends, African Beauty History
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Chapped Lips Causes & Remedies

chapped-lipsRecently I had a bad case of chapped lips, and tried several remedies. What I learned is that chapped lips can be caused in various ways:  Medications and supplements, dehydration, licking/biting your lips, and sun exposure.

One of the main ingredients you should look for when selecting a lip balm is: Petroleum.  Yes!  Vaseline works according to what I read at Livestrong.com Continue reading Chapped Lips Causes & Remedies

Skin Beauty Tips

christmas_makeupHow many of us can use a little help when it comes to knowing what skin type we have?  As usual, when I search the www I find some useful tips.  Check out what CoverGirl has to say. Discover the skin type that best describes your complexion and receive tips on achieving a flawless look once you ID your complexion type.canstockphoto15964695[1]

  • NORMAL SKIN
    Normal skin usually looks and feels smooth but can also react to changes in the environment: oilier in the summer and drier in the winter.
  • DRY SKIN
    Dry skin occurs naturally as you age as the oil glands decrease their output. Dryness may also reflect your skin’s sensitivity to skincare products, cleansers, and even your diet or your emotions.
  •  Choose double-duty foundations that moisturize while helping to smooth the appearance of skin’s surface, like Advanced Radiance or CG Smoothers.e
  • Avoid alcohol-based products like harsh toners and astringents. • Moisturize, moisturize, moisturiz! If your skin is extra dry, try a tinted moisturizer as a base for your foundation. Source: Know Your Skin Type | COVERGIRL

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Carrot Seed Oil for Mature Skin

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Essential Oils are all the rage among people who are looking for ‘natural’ remedies to aid with all sorts of  health and beauty needs.  As some of you are already aware, I am an Aromatherapy – Enthusiast, which has led me to explore learning more about these oils, that come from flowers, plants, seeds and roots.

The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), of which I am a recent member, suggest some safety guidelines before applying these oils to your skin. NAHA also states that Hydrosols are effective toners. Hydrosols are less concentrated forms of the essential oils. Continue reading Carrot Seed Oil for Mature Skin

Beauty & Health Wise

canstockphoto16025243[1]Hairblues, as many of you have noticed, expanded the topics covered on this blog to more than just hair stuff. As I explore the www for beauty and health-wise topics, it becomes more of a challenge to get that information to you in a timely fashion.  After all, many of us find that we are swamped with email. Therefore, I have purposely kept my posts to once or twice a month to avoid being the clutter in your e-box. The end of September seems like a good time to bring you some topics I think are timely as we head into the fall and soon to be winter months in New York. I am hopeful you will also find these topics and links useful.
SPF creams are good for our skincare. sunscreenDermatologists recommend using sunscreen every day when you are outside, not just during the summer.
https://www.aad.org/media/stats/prevention-and-care/sunscreen-faqs

Your Winter Face fall coldLips – ‘Studies show that .6 percent of all cancers in the US are on the lips, and men are especially at risk. The lower lip, which receives greater sun exposure, is especially vulnerable to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), the second most common skin cancer. Protect your lips from sun damage as well as chapping and peeling with a lip balm, stick or gloss sunscreen. http://www.skincancer.org/news/holidays-seasons/your-winter-face

 

recreate_yourselfWinter Hair

One unexpected secret to keep your hair looking good in the winter is to invest in a humidifier. I know you’re thinking that humidity equals frizzy hair, but when you have the heat on, the air in your apartment becomes very dry and I find the humidifier helps stop your hair and skin from feeling dry. The main problem with the humidifier is that they’re not very nice-looking. I recently found a great one by Middle that looks chic and works great. Style-secrets Winter Hair Tips Winter Haircare

canstockphoto13252072[1]Different seasons require different care techniques to maintain healthy hair. While you might wear your tresses out much more often in the summer and rely on carefree styles when it’s warm outside, your mane routine will change during winter if you want to maintain healthy locks. Here are some winter hair care tips that will keep your tresses in great shape so that when spring rolls around, your tresses will be ready to face warm weather in good health. via: http://blackhair.about.com/od/basiccare/tp/winterhaircaretips.htm