Friday, July 27, 2012

Pigmentation Problems

I started noticing pigmentation on my upper cheek after giving birth to my first child. I applied a whitening serum and slowly, it faded away. But after my second pregnancy, the pigmentation returned with a vengeance!
My daily routine includes a cleanser, toner, whitening serum on the affected area, hydrating serum all over the face, moisturiser and sunblock.
I scrub my face weekly and alternate the whitening serum with a firming or pore refining mask, but my pigmentation is still obvious. The pores around my nose and below my lip clog easily. –Frustrated Mum
According to Dr David Orentreich, Clinique guiding dermatologist, hyperpigmentation is caused by an over production of melanin in a particular area.
Factors like lifestyle habits, diet, stress, lack of sleep, acne scarring, post inflammatory response, medication and hormonal changes can contribute to an over-production of melanin. In your case, it is due to hormonal changes – melasma or chlorasma as it is termed, appear symmetrically usually on the upper lip, cheekbones and the lower chin. Birth control pills and some other medications also impact hormones.
Pregnancy disrupts the hormonal system. After the birth of your first child, your body took time to return to normal. Then, the second pregnancy threw it into disarray again.
As far as the clogged pores are concerned, too many people associate clogged pores with an oily skin. Recent studies show that pores age like the rest of the skin by growing both larger and longer, forming a more elliptical shape as we get older. This is due to both excessive sebum production as well as sagging skin, a result of long-term damage to the underlying skin structure. To minimise pores, it is important to strengthen the skin so that it can better withstand sagging.
A basic skincare routine is important to keep the pores clean as dirt trapped in pores could enlarge them further.
As you have two different skin concerns, and they are due to different factors, you would need two different treatments. To address hyperpigmentation, Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector is recommended. It is formulated to match prescription strength efficacy in lightening dark spots.
Whilst most brightening serums cause dryness, Clinique’s Dark Spot Corrector is infused with powerful antioxidants such as Daniella ensifoliaand is gentle enough for daily use. Our medical testing indicates that after 12 weeks of use, there is a 58% reduction in dark spots.
Clinique will be launching a Pores Refining Solutions Correcting Serum next month that helps to strengthen skin and minimise pores. All Clinique products can be layered, meaning you can apply one serum on top of the other. Remember that sun exposure is one of the main causes of premature ageing so make sure you have sun protection.
Clinique will be giving Frustrated Mum a bottle of Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector worth RM230.
I’m turning 50 next year. I’ve noticed that my skin is getting worse with age. I had acne when I was young and it left me with deep pores and uneven skin. On top of that, fine lines are forming rather rapidly. I have a blotchy and aged look.
I have tried many skincare products but they just make my skin oily and reddish. I also suffer from a number of allergies to chemicals and minerals. I don’t use make-up as it tends to clog up my pores and results in pimples. Out of desperation I have resorted to antibacterial soap, but am told it makes the skin flaky and dry. – Lilian
Yes, antibacterial soap will give you dry and flaky skin, says Guerlain trainer Janet Low, because they usually have medical properties and are harsher on the skin. Your skin is very sensitive and you should be using an organic cleanser that is paraben-free.
Moisturisers are essential to your daily regimen as wrinkles are caused by a lack of water in the skin. Dehydrated skin will produce excessive sebum to balance the moisture level, therefore, at times, it might appear that you have oily skin.
It is natural to have fine lines at your age. Try a light textured moisturiser like Guerlain Super Aqua Refreshing Cream during the day time and a night cream at night. Most women see ageing signs when they are in their 30s, because the skin loses its elasticity and firmness due to work stress, environment factors and pollution. The fight against wrinkles and loss of firmness has been a major focus of Guerlain Research for many years.
Guerlain has highlighted that micro-tears (actual molecular microtrauma in skin tissue) have a role in the formation of wrinkles and loss of firmness.
Professor Desmoulière, a specialist in skin healing and tissue reconstruction, has worked with Guerlain to create Abeille Royale that uses the healing power of Pure Royale Concentrate, royal jelly derived from the black bee.
It has exceptional repairing power to heal the damage caused by micro-tears, and restructure and reconstruct the skin for smoother and firmer facial contours, thereby reducing the visibility of wrinkles on the skin.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Fact or Freckle: The Truth Behind 5 Beauty Myths

Whether we’ve been gently reprimanded by our mothers or swapped tips with friends, we’ve all heard certain beauty myths. It’s time we find out once and for all what’s a fact and what’s really a freckle (fiction).
Crossing your legs causes varicose veins: FRECKLE  
Varicose veins are primarily impacted by factors like genetics and obesity. Crossing your legs is not harmful at all. In fact, standing, especially in heels, is more likely to cause varicose veins than sitting.
Drinking water will make skin more hydrated: FACT AND FRECKLE  
While being adequately hydrated is certainly a factor of overall skin healthiness, drinking more water is not a replacement for moisturizers and creams. Keep drinking water, but don’t expect it to smooth out lines.
Putting toothpaste on a blemish will make it disappear: FRECKLE  
While toothpaste does dry out the skin like a spot treatment, it also tends to irritate and can cause redness. Toothpaste kills bacteria in the mouth, not bacteria that causes acne. Instead, try a regular spot treatment, likeNeutrogena On the Spot Acne Treatment.
Sleeping on your back can help prevent wrinkles: FACT
Over an extended period of time, sleeping with your face smushed in the pillow can lead to wrinkles, regardless of your pillowcase’s fabric.
Plucking a gray hair will make ten more grow back in its place: FRECKLE
Plucking hair does not increase the number of total hair follicles, so pluck all you like. Seeing a few grays just may mean it’s time for a trip to the salon.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Beauty Tips for Men and women
Beauty Tips
Basically beauty is the attractiveness of the person or thing. It means that it is the quality which is present in a person that gives exclusive or satisfactory pleasure to the mind.Beauty is the personality in which the high spiritual qualities are manifest.
Beauty is something that which is glorious, delightful and wonderful to the satisfaction of yourself or to the others’ eyes.
There are necessary things you have to be careful about:
Skin Care
It’s the basic step toward beauty. Because skin means a lot for your natural looks. After makeover one’s must have to take a cleanser with a branded face wash. So that your skin would be clean and clear and all the pores of your skin will be moisturized properly. Not only your face in fact your hands, fingers, toes, foot, or over all body needs full skin care treatment.
Hairs are the natural beauty of a person weather a man or women. It glamor your looks delightedly. You must have to give enough concentration on your body skin as well as your hairs. You must get rid of dandruff. Give your hair maximum protection and wash properly with soft fingers. After washing them never comb at once. In fact give them a time for dry and later on gently start combing from the lower tips of hairs, so that they won’t be break by combing.
Art of makeup
Art of Makeup
The art of Makeup enhance your natural beauty. One must know the tips and tricks of Makeup. Because the skills are yours specialty which differs you from others. You need to know the Basics of makeup, because it helps you many times for example, in wedding ceremoniesCasual parties, Dinners, lunches etc. So that you can enhance your beauty and looks glamorous.

Sunday, July 22, 2012


Actually we have very rough diet now a days, and less habitual of natural foods. Fresh fruits and vegetablessuch as Apple, Banana, Mango, Capsicum,  have a lots of benefits but that are not commonly used in new generation, in fact we are moving towards junk food which is dangerous to our health. Junk food cause of dead skin cells, and then we have pimples, dark spots, and maculated skin. Sometimes pimples have gone but their spots dose not.
Here is best home remedy for Instant Face Whitening facial at Home
However this is the actual way of living being, simultaneously with this the Nature help us how to fight with these things. Here under is the Home remedy to get rid of marks, pimples or blemish from the skin.
Tip 1:
You will need:
1 tablespoon Dry Milk
A pinch of Turmeric powder
1 teaspoon of Lemon juice
1 teaspoon Glycerin
  • Mix well all the ingredients until it becomes sticky.
  • Apply this mask on dark spots.
  • Leave it on for 15-17 minutes.
  • Wash out your face with cold water.
You will get smooth and glowing skin instantly. Follow this home remedy tip until you get a spot free skin.
Tip 2:
You will need:
1 tsp of olive oil
1 tsp Pumpkin oil
Rapidly Remove Dark Spots
Rapidly Remove Dark Spots
  • Mix the aforesaid ingredients well.
  • Apply this mixture to just maculated/spotted area on face, where you have the dark sports (avoid eye-area).
  • Gently massage in circles with your fingers.
  • Leave it on for 15-20 minutes on face.
  • Wash out with cold water
Apply this easy and simple home remedy beauty tip until you get rid of dark spots.