There are practical reasons why sunless tanning is much better than any other forms of tanning. One of those reasons is the ease of maintaining a sunless tan. It is a common knowledge and it is evident that sunless tanning is much more convenient. To get it, you need only to apply to your skin specific sunless tanning products like lotions, sprays, gels or creams. You can do so anywhere you are, whatever other significant chores or tasks you are doing. Moreover, you can do sunless tanning alone. Like any other form of tan using all products and techniques available, it is inevitable that skin tan fades through time. It is a general knowledge that the human skin is completely renewing itself every 30 days to 45 days. That is the reason why small and exterior scars and marks can easily and naturally go off after more than a month. That natural process of skin renewal is also based on the fact that the human skin is consistently wearing off dead skin cells. Before finally getting to know measures to maintain a sunless tan, it would be helpful and ideal if the natural coloration process in the skin would be further and more clearly understood. As you see, tan is produced when the skin produces enough melanin that gives the skin its rosy or brownish color. The more the skin is exposed to ultraviolet radiation from the sun and from artificial sources like UV lamps in tanning beds and booths, the more it produces melanin and the more tanned the skin would appear. Sunbathing and indoor tanning at tanning beds produce melanin in the basal layer, which is the deepest part of the skin epidermis. In sunless tanning, melanin production and coloration is done at a shallower stratum corneum, which is the outer part of the skin epidermis. To understand sunless tanning more, be informed that sunless tanning products prompt skin coloration through interaction of basic ingredients with the skin’s dead cells, which are abundant in the outer skin layer. Practical guidelines for sunless tan maintenance Thus, with that basic understanding of sunless tanning occurrence and effect to the skin, it would be easier to understand and set sunless tan maintenance measures. Here are some simple and practical tips on how to do so. • Once the tan manifests signs of fading, you could immediately re-apply your particular sunless skin tanning product. If you are satisfied with the tan you have got, then continue using the product. If you want more, or if the tan was too much, try other forms. Sunless tanning products can be in creams, gels, sprays and lotions. Usually, sunless tans last about a week. Wearing off a dead skin cells is natural and inevitable, so there is nothing you can do to prevent fading of sunless tan. Maintenance, however, is as easy as getting it initially. • Hydrate your skin always from inside and out. Do not let your skin run and feel dry. At the same time, maintain skin hydration by drinking adequate water and juices. Keeping the skin hydrated somehow helps slow wearing off of dead skin cells. And if dead skin cells are kept for prolonged duration, so is sunless skin tan. • Avoid exfoliating the skin while aiming to prolong or maintain the sunless tan. Skin products with alcohol and strong cleansing bases are not ideal for sunless tan maintenance. Alternative use of a bronzer There is one alternative the usual forms of sunless tanning. That is the use of bronzer. If you are keen on maintaining sunless tan, bronzer can pose a good option for you. Unlike all other forms and techniques to getting a sunless tan, bronzers are temporary skin tanning. To set the difference, all other sunless tanning products give out a desired skin coloration that would last for about a week, whereas bronzer would only last until it is washed off from the skin. Thus, bronzer could be a great sunless tanning alternative. Bronzers are usually moisturizers and powders that are applied on the skin to give the skin surface an appearance as if it had undergone a normal tanning process. Good thing about bronzer is that it is washed off once the skin is washed through sweating, taking a shower or bathing.
Feet: They take us anywhere and everywhere we want to go, but they also take lots of abuse. A typical day of walking exerts a force equal to several hundred tons on your feet. One of the best ways to revive your tired toes is a pedicure - either at home or at the spa. Because when your feet feel good, your whole body feels refreshed and energized. According to a recent American Podiatric Medical Association survey, 25 percent of women perform at-home pedicures, while 34 percent have indulged in salon or spa pedicures. Whichever way you pamper your feet, do it safely. Here are some tips from APMA member podiatrist Dr. Marlene Reid: 1. Soothe your soles. Smoothing away calluses on the heels, balls and sides of your feet will make them feel better. Use a pumice stone, foot file or foot scrub. You can make your own scrub by combining olive oil and sea salt. Avoid using a foot razor, which can remove too much skin and cause infection and permanent damage if used incorrectly. 2. Dry up. After soaking feet, make sure to thoroughly rinse off the scrub or other products and pat feet dry. Pay close attention to moisture between the toes, which can can lead to athlete's foot or other fungal infections. 3. Snip the tips. Toenails should be trimmed to just above the top of each toe. Use a straightedged toenail clipper to ensure nails do not become curved or rounded in the corners. 4. Make a clean sweep. Run a wooden or rubber manicure stick under nails to remove any dirt trapped underneath. Be very gentle and never use a sharp tool to clean under your nail or you may puncture the skin, leaving it vulnerable to infection. 5. Shape them up. Smooth nail edges by filing toenails with an emery board. File lightly in one direction to smooth the edge of the nail without drastically rounding the corners of the nail; don't saw back and forth. 6. Care for cuticles. Moisturize cuticles with a cuticle cream or hand cream, then gently push them back with a rubber cuticle pusher or manicure stick. Cuticles serve as a protective barrier against bacteria entering the body and should never be cut. 7. Polish up. Nail polish locks out moisture and doesn't allow the nail or the nail bed to "breathe." Paint toes only if you have healthy nails and remove polish regularly with a non-acetone nail polish.
Beauty expert and renowned makeup artist Sonia Kashuk, who has worked with the world's top models, answers your questions and offers tips, tricks and tools to help you look your best. Q: My makeup always looks great right after I've applied it but after a few hours it fades. How do you make your makeup last throughout the day? A: The answer may surprise you…whether the product says "long-wearing" or not, you can keep your makeup looking fresh from dusk 'til dawn by using proper application techniques. The greatest trick I have learned over the years: Loose powder is your complexion's best friend! • Concealer-Gently dot concealer and blend using your finger or concealer brush around the under-eye area. Seal coverage by lightly sweeping the area with a small powder brush dusted with sheer, loose powder. To try: Sonia Kashuk Barely There Loose Powder in Translucent Matte. • Cream Blush-I am a firm believer that less is more…especially with cream products. Because of its consistency, it is the nature of cream blush to move on the face. One way to prevent this from happening is to apply a dusting of sheer loose powder over the cheeks after you have applied the blush to keep it where it belongs-on your cheeks. To try: Sonia Kashuk Crиme Blush Duo in Color My World or Brighten My Day. • Eyeliner-Eyeliner smudges by nature, but tends to look sexier when slightly imperfect. Rather than using black, which can look harsh, I often recommend trying navy blue. To try: Sonia Kashuk Eye Definer in Midnight. Tip: For a strong, solid line, use a liquid liner for precision and stay-put finish. • Lipstick/Lip Gloss-There are products on the market made specifically to prevent feathering, and a secret trick of mine that I always use if I don't have my Lip Glossing/No Feather Pencil on me is to dab foundation on your fingertip and smooth it over your lip line. This smooths out any lines around the mouth and provides an even surface for lip color to adhere…and stick to. Q: How do I know what makeup colors work best for my coloring? A: Here's a surprising tip: To identify colors that will work for you, use your hair as a guide, not your eyes! If you're blonde, go with creams and taupes. Brunettes look great in mochas and chocolate browns. If you're auburn or a redhead, choose shades of copper and peach, or cool tones like pinks and lavenders. Gray hair looks gorgeous with tones of grays, soft purples and blues. If you're unsure about colors, stick to neutrals. You can still achieve drama and variety with neutral tones-they're actually my favorite to work with. Or, to make it really simple, pick up one of my new Face Palettes, which are designed to correspond to your specific hair hue for expertly coordinated, complementary colors. Sonia Kashuk Beauty is available exclusively at Target stores. Do you know your best makeup colors? Beauty Expert Sonia Kashuk can help.
Brace yourself: As a result of innovations in orthodontic materials, orthodontists are able to provide today's patients with a comfortable and convenient experience while working toward the ultimate goal of a healthy, beautiful smile, a good bite and improved facial appearance. Traditional braces, a combination of brackets and wires, have moved into the 21st century. Metal brackets are smaller and less conspicuous; tooth-colored brackets blend with the color of teeth. Patients benefit from the use of NASA-developed technology: advanced "space-age" wires with built-in memory. The wires, which actually move the teeth under the orthodontist's supervision, deliver a light, continuous pressure. When they reach mouth temperature, the wires become active and "remember" their original shape. As the wires attempt to return to that shape, they gently guide the teeth into their correct positions. When compared to materials used as recently as a decade ago, today's high-tech materials can result in fewer and less frequent appointments, so patients require less time away from school or work, and the treatment time may be shorter. According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), more than 5 million people in the U. S. and Canada are receiving care from AAO members, dental specialists who graduated from dental school and completed a minimum of two to three years of university-based training in an accredited orthodontic residency program. More than 1 million of these orthodontic patients are adults. Many are in their 40s, 50s and beyond. Teeth tend to drift as people mature. Even those who were born with perfectly placed teeth can experience these unwanted changes. Many consult an orthodontist to rejuvenate their smile and get a healthy bite. Between 1994 and 2004, the number of adult patients grew by 37 percent. An estimated 63 percent of adult patients are women. But some things never change. Orthodontic patients need to follow their orthodontist's instructions regarding elastic wear and good oral hygiene. Avoiding foods that are too hard, sticky, crunchy or chewy is also key. Such foods can damage braces, which may lengthen time spent in braces. Additionally, orthodontic patients need to see their dentist at least every six months for checkups and professional cleanings. Following these recommendations helps patients complete their treatment on time and with desired results.
It is an important vegetable which has many health benefits due to the presence of anti-oxidants. These anti-oxidants give tomato the radiant red color. The calorie content in tomato is very less making it a favorite among many people. It also contains fiber, vitamin C, E, K, B1, B6, B3, B2, iron, manganese, potassium as well as carotenes and many more to help you in every manner. Tomato Skin Care Recipes Tomatoes are of great help for your skin. If you happen to go in the sun and in that span of time you get tanned, there is an easy solution. Prepare cucumber and tomato juice mixture to be applied on the affected areas of your skin. Keep it for 10 minutes; later wash it off with clean water. You will notice the difference. Anyone can have skin rashes and the main reason for these rashes is silicon deficiency. This problem is overcome by having good amounts of sprouts, tomatoes and other vegetables and fruits. Make a mixture of honey and tomato juice to be applied on your face and neck. Wash it off after 15 minutes and within minutes you would see a glowing face in front of the mirror. Another recipe for glowing skin is the mixture of 2 tsp tomato juice and 4 tsp curd. Apply it well on your skin and wash it in 15 minutes to see the difference. This recipe is for all those people who have oily skins, open pores and blackheads. Tomato has a acidic trait which also contains potassium and vitamin C which helps in cleansing the face. Rub a sliced piece of tomato on your skin and leave it for fifteen minutes. This would help the pores. Later wash it off with water. For a good complexion spread the pulp of tomato on your face daily. Keep it for 1 hour and then wash it off with warm water. If done regularly the results will be seen. The tomato lotion helps in shrinking the enlarged pores and this can be made by using tomato juice mixed with 2 or 3 drops of lime juice. Apply this solution on your face and then wash it off for 15 minutes. A great recipe to remove sunburn can be made by adding 2 tsp tomato juice in 4 tbsp of buttermilk. Apply it all over your skin. Wash it off after keeping it for 1/2 hour. You can easily make a homemade cleanser by using tomato and milk. Use tomato juice by straining the pulp and mix it with equal parts of milk. Store this in a bottle which can be refrigerated to be used everyday. Apply this on your face and neck by using your fingertips. Keep it for 10 minutes and later wash it with cold water. Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautions while following instructions on the recipes from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
Reduction mammoplasty, or breast reduction, is a good cosmetic surgical procedure for a woman experiencing health problems and/or extreme self-consciousness associated with very large, heavy breasts. The goal is to give the woman a more attractive look with smaller, better-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of her body. She will then benefit from freedom of health problems associated with large breasts and an improved self-image. Medical problems associated with very large breasts include back and neck pain caused from excessive weight, skin irritation, skeletal deformities and breathing problems. Bra straps may leave shoulder indentations. Large, heavy breasts also contribute to poor posture, and can interfere with normal daily activities such as exercise. Excessive breast size may also lead to a decreased sense of attractiveness and self-confidence. Breast reduction is done under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis or in the hospital. The surgery removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter, and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. After the surgery, the breasts are placed in a surgical bra that will hold them symmetrically during initial healing. The initial discomfort subsides daily and can be controlled with painkillers. Scars will fade in 6-18 months. When performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, breast reduction is a safe procedure. Nevertheless, as with any surgery, there is always a possibility of complications. Discuss this with a doctor before making your decision. If you do have this surgery, you can reduce your risks of side effects by closely following your physician's advice both before and after surgery. Although your surgeon will make your scars as inconspicuous as possible, some permanent scarring is inevitable. Smokers are more likely to experience poor healing and wider scars. The good news is, your bra or bathing suit will cover whatever scars remain, and most likely, the scars will not prevent you from wearing low-cut tops. After recovery, life will go on as before.
The laser hair removal industry is experiencing a surge in growth and there are many good reasons for it. The process of has undergone many changes over the years and as technology improves so do the results that are experienced by people that decide to get it. For those of you that may be thinking about getting it done, here are 3 benefits to it: -The results are permanent This is one of the key benefits to getting this procedure done because in most cases it is a one time process. For those that use shaving to remove hair, this is a key benefit, as you do not have to deal with stubble that keeps growing back and that you have to remove more and more frequently. Also many clinics offer 2 to 5 year guarantees that your hair will not grow back otherwise they will refund you or offer to remove the hairs that grew back. -The process is less painful We all know the pain and suffering that is endured by those that use wax to rip the hair out of the follicle. Tweezing does not offer any pain relief either. The process is generally quite painless as the lasers are designed to target the hair follicle only and not the skin around the hairs. Most patients report feeling a warm soothing sensation as the hairs are targeted by the laser. -Laser hair removal cost less in the long term and saves you time The cost can vary depending on the location and size of the region but it is important to think long term when you are looking at the price tag. Remember that this is a one time procedure, so you will not need to buy any more wax, or pay someone else to remove your unwanted hairs. Another great benefit is that it saves you lots of time because once it is completed there is no need to tend to that area again. Think about how much time that can save you over the course of 5, 10 or 15 years. Technological advances have really contributed to expanding this market and people from all over the world are now reaping the benefits of this procedure. A large percent of the patients are men, who can benefit by getting hair removed from their backs. Many male bodybuilders use the procedure to remove hair from the chest and shoulders too. As you can see, there are many advantages to laser hair removal and its popularity will continue to grow
With the sunless tanning products in the market, having a great looking tanned skin is not a problem anymore. People prefer sunless tanning products to traditional tanning and tanning beds because of several reasons. Traditional tanning procedures have been proven to be harmful to the body especially if you tan yourself very often. Sometimes the skin is damaged severely and in serious cases, people can get skin cancer. As time progresses several tanning solutions have been created in order to counter the problems experienced by people who tan their skins. If you are a person that regularly tans your skin and would like to try sunless tanning products, here are some information that will convince you more. Cheaper Instead of paying for a tanning salon that costs a lot, you can just buy tanning creams, lotions or sprays. The difference between using a tanning bed and using these products is huge. All you have to do is visit a tanning store and you are set to tan yourself. You also have a choice of going to a tanning salon and use their tanning equipment for sunless tanning and the price difference between a tanning bed and a tanning soluble is still a lot. Safer Aside from the fact that you will save a lot of money, using sunless tanning products is also safer. You will not have to expose your skin to harmful UV rays that you can get both from sun tanning and a tanning bed. Aside from this, there is no way you can harm your skin. The worst that could happen to you is get an allergy, but this can also be prevented since you can test tanning products on a small patch of your skin before applying it to your whole body. Easier to maintain Sunless tanning is easier to maintain primarily because you can do them anytime you want. Aside from the fact that you only need a tanning product, you can apply them regularly if you want. Most tanning products last from 5- 7 days, so all you have to do in order to have them is apply the product again. There is nothing harmful in doing this and most products today have eliminated the problems of yesterday’s products. Now, you can be sure that you will not experience any type of discoloration or uneven toning since the ones in the market has been proven effective. More accessible Tanning yourself is easy. If you don’t want to do in a salon, you can tan yourself in your own bathroom. This is one of the greatest advantages that you can get in sunless tanning. As long as you have the product, just follow the directions and you can have your perfect bronze skin in less than a day. Tanning your skin is a really great way to look gorgeous and desirable. With the sunless tanning products in the market today, you can have that perfect skin without the worries of harming yourself. Just make sure that you strictly follow the instructions on the products and look for better ways in applying to avoid problems in its application. Having a tanned skin can really be lovely, and with the sunless tanning solutions, you can have that perfect skin any time of the year and any where you want.
While numerous studies have been done on plastic surgery trends and future outlook, following are my forecast 1. Gastric Bypass Surgery Patients : With increase in gastric bypass surgeries, liposuction surgery may become quite mainstream and a standard post op measure. 2. While Rhinoplasty is still the number one face surgery option, chin implants are fast catching up, especially for men. 3. With time, more and more obese baby boomers will have to take recourse to plastic surgery. Los Angeles plastic surgery trends show a large number of baby boomers seeking the services. 4. More injectables – continuing an exciting trend which began with Botox. Desire to remain young forever as strong as ever, more so in markets like New York and Los Angeles cosmetic surgery will be in vogue for a long time. 5. Lap Band is becoming a popular surgery option. Other variations include Gastric Band or Realize Band. 6. Los Angeles Breast Augmentation and Tummy Tuck Los Angeles are still the most popular plastic surgery related searches. 7. The stigma of plastic surgery is now almost nonexistent : Conservative societies like Asians and Hispanics are joining Caucasians and African Americans in embracing plastic surgery. 8. With huge increase in Medical Insurance costs, the fact that Plastic Surgery is not covered by insurance and has to be paid upfront (or via financing) is actually being welcomed by several consumers. 9. With all the hoopla about stem cell research, maybe harvesting cells from liposuction fat can be an option. 10. As all good things inevitably, it is a matter of time when politicians will start taxing elective cosmetic surgery a lot, and then we will have offshore plastic surgery outsourcing. Till then, happy cosmetic surgery folks..
Young, fresh, healthy and radiant! Whether you are sixteen or sixty, this is how you want your skin to be. How do you seek to achieve your objectives? Do you propose to get the best skin care products? Or are you aiming for costly medications? Put it on hold for now. You could improve the texture of your skin through natural skin care. Before going to free tips for skin care beauty?, learn your skin type. The type of your skin could be normal, dry, oily, sensitive or combination. Your friends may insist that people with normal skin are the ‘lucky’ ones. But, it doesn’t mean that they should absolutely ignore their skin. Remember that natural skin care methods could go a long way in improving your skin. Now, let us go through the following free skin care tips: Tip #1: Cleanse Your Skin Do you apply heavy makeup when leaving for work? Then, don’t forget to remove the makeup after you return from the workplace. Your exposure to wind, sun, pollutions and even air conditioning could block the pores of your skin. You don’t have to run to the beautician to clean your skin. Just dip a piece of cotton wool in the milk and wipe your skin. You could also dip the cotton wool in almond oil and clean the skin under your eyes. Tip #2: Eat Healthy Food Chocolate, candies, French fries and Pizzas! As delicious as they are, these food items are deemed to be the enemies of your skin. They could cause blemishes and make your skin oily. It is hard to digest the fact, but reduce the intake of these delicacies for the betterment of your skin. Tip #3: Exercise Regularly The tasteless water could very well help in improving your complexion. Eight glasses of water along with regular exercise could have a positive impact on your complexion. What kind of exercises? Walking, running, jogging or even engaging in sports could have the desired effect on your skin. Tip #4: Replace Your Dead Skin Cells Don’t ignore dead skin cells. Note that you have to exfoliate at least twice a week to replace your dead skin cells. Do you have broken capillaries? In that case, care should be taken before exfoliating. Tip #5: Reduce Exposure to the Sun Is it possible to escape the ill effects of hot sun? Exposure to the sun could leave your skin with blotches and premature wrinkles. Do you have to go out between 10: am and 3: pm? In that case, wear sun glasses and wide rimmed hats to prevent direct exposure to the sun. Tip #6: Use Natural Moisturizer Is your environment surrounded by pollutants and dust? Then, it would be better for you to use a natural moisturizer. These moisturizers can protect and hydrate your skin. How do you prepare a nourishing mask at home? Blend white cosmetic clay with mashed banana and apply on your face. Wash after a few minutes. Tip #7: Avoid Excessive Use of Cosmetics Excessive use of cosmetics could have an adverse effect on your skin and health. People remain unaware that most of the cosmetics contain dangerous chemicals like parabens, thus paving way for cancer. If not cancer, these chemicals could cause serious allergies. So, it is better to minimize the excessive use of cosmetics. Tip #8: Maintain Healthy Lifestyle Are you addicted to alcohol and cigarettes? Then, you are sure to get all kinds of skin problems. Wrinkles and blotches may find haven in your skin. Stay away from alcohol and cigarettes if you want healthy skin. Try to stay cool, so as to avoid fatigue and stress. Taking care of your skin is hardly a difficult process. Healthy lifestyle with proactive skin care could leave the right impact on your skin. Care for your skin and it would never betray you.
If you have been shopping for a new hair dryer lately, you were no doubt confronted with a wide range of choices. From inexpensive conventional hair dryers that cost about $10 to professional hair dryers that can cost ten times that much, there really is a large and confusing array of hair dryer options to choose from. So, how can you sort through the many to find the perfect hair dryer for your particular needs and hair type? The answer lies in becoming familiar with the different types of hair dryers so that you can purchase the one that you really need and avoid the ones that are unnecessarily tricked out. As mentioned earlier, the purchase of a new hair dryer can be quite inexpensive or very expensive depending on the hair dryer that you choose. While, choosing a hair dryer because it is dirt cheap is never a good option, you can cut your costs by choosing a hair dryer that has only the options that you will really use. In order to aid you in your quest, I have separated, according to cost, the different types of hair dryers that you will likely see on your next shopping trip. " Inexpensive hair dryers ($5 - $20) can be found in almost any store. While inexpensive hair dryers may not cost a lot when you first purchase them, they can cost you a great deal when it comes to hair damage. Since most inexpensive hair dryers only come equipped with one temperature setting, you can literally blast your tresses to death with the unchecked heat from one of these babies. The only time an inexpensive hair dryer is a good idea is if you hardly ever use one, if your hair is extremely short or if you only use a hair dryer briefly to set your gel. " Moderately expensive hair dryers ($20 - $50) come equipped with most of the settings that you will need for daily use of the hair dryer. Most feature multiple temperature settings and a cool blast button for drying brittle hair or for setting in curl. Most often this is the hair dryer that is perfect for everyone. " Professional hair dryers ($50 - $100+) can only be purchased at a beauty supply store or through a professional catalogue. While these hair dryers are geared toward repeated use by professionals, they can be beneficial to use at home if you are willing to pay the price. Many of these hair dryers are ultra quiet and feature new drying technologies such as ionic energy to cut your hair drying time in half. They infuse moisture and only cause very minimal damage. As with all thermal styling tools, hair dryers cause damage to the hair shaft. Incorrect or repeated, high-temperature use of a hair dryer can leave your hair looking dull and frizzy. To make sure that this does not happen to you, always keep the hair dryer 10" from your hair and point the stream of air down the hair shaft. Failure to do so can result in heat bubbles forming on the hair shaft or a blown cuticle, which causes dullness and frizz. While the type of hair dryer that you purchase may have an impact on how much damage you get from using a hair dryer on your hair everyday, the main culprit of damage is misuse of the hair dryer. So, make sure that you have a good quality hair dryer and that you are using it properly. Your hair will thank you for it by remaining shiny and healthy for years to come.
With all the new fragrances coming out this year, which ones will you pick? The fragrance industry has been introducing over 200 new fragrances each year. Being a fragrance store owner, elitestop. net; it is very important to keep up on the new fragrances and trends in the industry. In the last few years celebrities have been coming out with great fragrances including Britney Spears, Mariah Carey and many others. Celebrities have been changing the trends of the fragrance industry, lately. For example, if a celebrity has a hit movie or album and has a great smelling fragrance, the sales of the fragrances will increase dramatically. The more popular the celebrity is the better the sales of the fragrances. The top winter celebrity fragrance trends of 2007 are Usher, Sean Combs, Gwen Stefani, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mariah Carey, Elizabeth Taylor, and Britney Spears. I chose these celebrities because of their great fragrances and celebrity status. Usher has come out with new fragrance this year. Usher is one of the news celebrities to offer a fragrance for woman and men. Usher’s men’s collection, Usher‘s HE, opens up with verbena, pineapple and melon top notes. The mid tones are warm and sensual, with blue lavender, white pepper, and violet leaf. Vetiver, amber wood, black suede, sandalwoods, sensual musk and guaiacum wood create the underlying softness. Usher's women’s collection, Usher’s SHE also has great top notes red currant, pink freesia and apple blossoms. The heart consists of frangipani, apricot nectar, blooming jasmine and rose. The base is balanced with amber wood, sensual musk, cashmere wood and incense. Sean Combs' new fragrances for women and men are Unforgivable. Unforgivable for women has a delicate blend of bergamot, orange flower, jasmine, and coco. Unforgivable for men has a crisp citus elements layered on top of a blend of wonderful herbs. Gwen Stefani released L a L. A.M. B fragrance in September. Top notes consist of water hyacinth, violet leaves, fresh pear, and white freesia. The mid tones are rose, jasmine petals, orange blossoms, sweet pea and muget. The base is a sensual musk, hellotrope flower, peach skin, and frangipani blossoms. Maria Carey first fragrance is M. Mariah Carey’s signature fragrance opens with combining a feminine veil of Living Tahitian Tiare flower wrapped in the aura of wet Gardenia petals. Sheer amber, infused with spicy, woody accents of Moroccan incense forms a seductive accord that embodies Mariah's sensuality, beauty and glamour. Sarah Jessica Parker second fragrance Covet, was released in July. The top notes are geranium leaves, chocolate, Sicilian lemon, lavender and wet greens. The heart consists of honeysuckle, magnolia, muget, bois de cashmere, and a dry down of musk, vetiver, amber and akwood. Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds has been a classic seller for fifteen years. The top notes are Amazon Lily, Italian Neroli and Crisp Aldehyde. The mid notes are Egyptian Tuberose, Living Narcisse, Turkish Rose, Living Jasmine and Italian Orris . The base is an Amber, Oakmoss, Patchouli and Living Sandalwood. This makes it timeless classics that provide a rich, warm, sensual finish. Britney Spears has a new fragrance called Believe. The top notes are of guava pulp and golden tangerine. The mid notes have A delicate blend of feminine honeysuckle is intertwined with hints of linden blossom. The base is a dry down with a balance of sophistication and youthful spirit, patchouli aura is wrapped in a wink of sensual amber and pink pralines. I wanted to mention a celebrity fragrance that has not been release in the US. Kate Moss’s Kate was released in Europe, Middle East and Australia in early November. Kate has been doing extremely well overseas. I believe once Kate comes to US in 2008. It will do just as well. The Kate Moss fragrance includes top notes of orange blossom absolute, forget-me-not, pink pepper. The mid notes are lily of the valley, heliotrope, magnolia, peony, and rose. The base is patchouli, sandalwood, musk, vetiver and ambrette. Finally, I hope this helps out other people selling fragrances this winter of 2007 and early spring of 2008. Fragrance trends are very important to my fragrance store, in which helps me decide which fragrances to advertise. Which fragrances will you pick?
Just because a product says it's a facial cleanser or moisturizer, doesn't mean it's the right product for you. Many people think that the same skin care regimen works as well on African Americans and Hispanics as it does on non-ethnic skin types. But according to experts like Dr. Angelo P. Thrower, a dermatologist specializing in ethnic skin conditions, such skin presents unique challenges that have only recently begun to be addressed. He offers these answers to some frequently asked ethnic skin care questions: Q: What are some problems specific to ethnic skin? A: Ethnic skin is prone to a unique set of problems, ranging from dark spots and skin discoloration, to acne, shaving bumps and bumps on the neck. Q: What's the first step in determining how to care for my skin? A: Start by finding out what type of skin you have. There are three general skin types: Oily skin, which is shiny and may feel bumpy; normal/combination skin, which has a few areas that are oily and others that are slightly dry; and dry skin, which tends to have matte finishes because of an accumulation of dead skin. Oily skin has many large pores, normal/combination skin has a moderate number of visible pores and dry skin has few, if any, visible pores. Q: Do skin conditions affect black and white skin differently? A: Sometimes. Black skin tends to exaggerate the skin's response to disease by producing follicular excitements, or hair bumps, that are dry and rough to the touch. Q: How do I choose a treatment? A: Look for products made for your specific skin type. For instance, Dr. Thrower developed a line of products for ethnic skin called Heritage Skin Care. It's specially formulated to treat common problems in skin-of-color, such as melasma, or dark patches and dark spots. The line is also formulated to treat dry skin and acne-a disease common in both black and white skin, but that reacts differently to treatment, depending on a person's skin color. Q: What can happen to the skin if the wrong product is used? A: Most people's skin isn't oily around the eyes, on the corner of the nose, and around the mouth. If those areas are exposed to drying products on ethnic skin, irritation, skin discoloration and bump formation is likely. Q. If I have dark skin, do I still need to be careful of the sun? A: Even black skin tans and burns and must be protected. It's a good idea to use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 every time you go outside, whether it seems sunny or not.