How To Taking Care Your During Pregnancy

Most people think that pregnancy is the ugliest period for women. They believe that the skin status of the pregnant will be the worst and the body shape will be the worst too. And the pregnant will take it a natural thing too. So some of them spend less time in skin care during the pregnancy desperately. Lady, you don’t have to be that! Actually, if you pay enough attention to the skin care, your skin can even be more beautiful like some superstars during their pregnancy. They are not always born to have such nice skin, but just always spend time caring for it, including when they are pregnant.

Mild skin cleansing. The skin resistance of women will be weakened when they are pregnant. So their skin will be more sensitive and might lead to allergies easily. Powerful and fierce cleaning products will make their skin more sensitive. So choosing mild and safe cleaning products is the first thing you should do during pregnancy.

Focus on moisture. Under the influence of progesterone, pregnant women will find their skin become dry more quickly. So mothers-to-be should pay more attention to timely moisture replenishment. In addition to using some moist products, you can also use the humidifier, which can effectively moist the air.

Eat anti-freckle food. About 1/3 of pregnant women will have freckles during pregnancy. But they can have some anti-freckle food that has abundant vitamins to improve this situation. Kiwi fruit, tomatoes and strawberries that are rich in vitamin C and dairy products that are rich in vitamin B6 are very effective to stop the freckles.

Sunscreen for external use. The skin of mothers-to-be will be relatively fragile and easy to deposit pigment. Excessive ultraviolet radiation will accelerate the skin darkening. However, the sun is very important for the health of the pregnant woman and the fetus. So during the pregnancy, applying sunscreen is an essential step. A safe sunscreen can let the mothers-to-be enjoy the sunshine and protect their skin.

Body massage. It is probably the most worrying thing for mothers-to-be: big belly makes their skin loose. Their skin in the waist, buttocks, abdomen and legs all have different degrees of stretch marks during pregnancy. From the sixth month of pregnancy, the pregnant can use massage oil or cream to massage the skin of the parts that produce stretch marks easily, like the easily swollen legs. Massage can not only make you relaxed and comfortable, but also can effectively prevent the stretch marks. Keep doing this can help them regain the abdominal muscles!

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When You Need Body Hair Removal

What is the obsession these days with removing body hair? I mean, what is it with painting on thick eyebrows, excruciatingly painful waxing, and obviously fake-looking hair extensions?

This baby boomer must be feeling my age because I just don’t get it.

Yes, I shave my legs, but I can’t help noticing that women are overly preoccupied with hair lately. Were we women bamboozled into this obsession by marketers?

According to the book, Plucked: A History of Hair Removal, more than 99 percent of American women remove their body hair.

Interestingly, Gillette introduced the first razor for women in 1915 along with the message that body hair was “unsightly” and “objectionable” and thus needed to be removed. And they just so happened to have the perfect tool. The company now earns over 9 billion dollars a year in sales.

The Brazilian bikini wax was created in Manhattan by seven Brazilian sisters in the early 1990s, who now earn six million dollars a year from waxing, hair, and nail treatments.

People are profiting big time from this obsession to remove hair. Not only do women wax their legs and armpits, but suddenly it became imperative and ever-so-fashionable to wax other places as well. I mean, OUCH! When did ripping hot wax off sensitive areas become empowering?

In fact, women spend about $10,000 and the equivalent of over four months of their lives removing hair. Those who wax once or twice a month will spend an average of $23,000 during their lifetime.

Really ladies?

Does this all seem a bit strange to you baby boomers who fought for the feminist revolution with the conviction that instead of obsessing over physical beauty, women should focus on their intelligence, careers, achievements, and making a difference? During the 60s and 70s, women felt free to make their own decisions about hair removal and many chose to go au natural. These days, women feel ashamed and somehow dirty without a bikini wax. What happened?

Not to sound old-fashioned, but aren’t there more important things to think about and do than obsess and spend time and money on removing body hair? Back in the old days (okay, now I sound ancient) people seemed more focused on spiritual matters and family. They didn’t spend all their time worrying about whether their armpits were properly waxed. And many would have donated that $150 for a full body wax – to remove hair that’s going to grow back real quick – to a good cause.

And while we’re discussing this, just when did women become so helpless? Have you baby boomers noticed that women don’t know how to pluck their own eyebrows, shave their own legs, or paint their own fingernails and toenails anymore? In addition to all the money spent on waxing, women spend about $1,300 a year on manis and pedis alone. Yes, I splurge once in a while to do my nails but it’s not rocket science to apply nail polish. Wouldn’t you rather take a trip with all that money?

We boomers didn’t go to the hair salon for a “blow dry.” Instead, I deftly wielded my own blow dryer like a pro and stuck prongs into hot rollers without burning my fingertips to look like Farrah. If we wanted our hair colored we picked up a bottle of Clairol at the drugstore. We even dared to perm our own hair! Yes, we looked like poodles but who cared? And give me a break. At least we didn’t look like a Dr. Seuss book with multi-colored rainbow hair! What’s with that crazy trend?

When women aren’t busy trying to remove every scrap of hair from their bodies, they are clipping or taping on hair extensions to look like a Real Housewife or one of the Kardashians. Some women become addicted to the more permanent type of extensions which leaves natural hair looking like a war zone. Did I mention the pain of ripping out the tape from the more permanent type of extensions? The possibility of bald spots? Does this sound like a good idea to you? Even Jennifer Aniston has admitted that her famous locks had become thin from extensions.

Okay, I must confess that in the 60s it was popular to frost hair. For those of you who don’t remember, this process involved a tight-fitting rubber cap with tons of little holes. A small metal crocheting needle was then used to pull pieces of hair through the holes – one at a time. So, it was kinda tortuous and women may have lost some of their hair in the process. And we baby boomers won’t talk about the bristle rollers women somehow slept in or teasing hair until it looked like a bird’s nest. Women back combed their hair until they looked like Marge Simpson and then applied enough sticky hairspray to make hair crunch.

But that was different. Sort of. Why don’t we change the subject?

Can we talk a minute about those wonky eyebrows, deemed the “power brow?” These trendy fuller brows are supposed to look like works of art, but they just look silly to me. Dark brow fillers create these squared off but perfectly arched eyebrows that look anything but natural. I have nothing against eyebrows, but should these two arches on your forehead warrant this much attention, cause so much work, and cost so much money? And why wax off your eyebrows if you’re only going to draw them back on again? I’m so confused.

Okay, maybe I shouldn’t be too critical. My senior picture displays thin, arched eyebrows that are perhaps a tiny bit over-plucked. Actually, I can’t believe I walked around so proudly like that, but that’s beside the point. At least I plucked them proudly all by myself and it didn’t cost me a penny!

Still, this whole cultural phenomenon puzzles me. But wait a minute. Maybe armpit hair is making a comeback. There’s an Instagram account called Lady Pit Hair that features women going against social beauty norms and growing out their armpit hair and dying it bright colors.

“Today’s beauty standards really bum me out as they constantly police women’s bodies,” says Taylor Carpenter, a 23-year-old whose hot pink pits are featured on the page. Besides the issue of rebelling against norms society forces on us women, she has another reason for brightening the color of her body hair: “Honestly, I really like how they look. When I catch a glance of my hot pink pits, it makes me smile.”

Okay, I sorta like the sentiment of standing up against this cloud of disgust over any scrap of non-waxed body hair, but I’m still mystified. Is fluorescent green leg hair the next trend? Maybe I am getting old!

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Guide To Have Perfect Nail Art Polish

It’s easy to pace ahead with a nail art if you use your skills and think creatively. But, if you are new, then you should scroll ahead to know some tricks you can implement easily.

Paint tow base coat layers

To prevent tips from chipping, you should first paint the topmost half portion only. Later, once the nails have dried, move on with the second coat. At this point of time, ensure that you cover the entire nail. This technique would help the polish to adhere to the surface and aid you achieve a long-lasting effect.

Use white nail polish

Unless and until the gel nail polish is opaque in nature, a natural tint may change the color shade. So, to make the nails look attractive, you can first use white polish and then proceed with the colored polish.

Paint by using plastic bag

No matter how you wish to go about the design, if the task is tough, then painting the nails with pieces of a plastic bag should be the first step. After you have cut out the material, paint it with a few thick coats and then add a unique design. Soon after the art dries up, peel the design off and paste it on the nail with glue.

Use paper hole stickers

If you wish to flaunt with a half-moon manicure, then place paper hole stickers and seal them with a bobby pin. Adorn the portion with the coat and then remove the sticker carefully. Follow the tip for nails one after the other. Depending on the preference, you can always adjust the position of the reinforcement sticker.

Add dual-tones with a tape

After you have chosen different polishes, you should paint the nails with a lighter shade and then seal it with a topcoat. After the portion is dried, hide the tips with two strips of tape placed in the desired fashion. Then, apply the dark-colored polish all across the nail and just above the tape. Once a minute has elapsed, you should peel off the tapes gently for the perfect look.

Use an eyeliner for Rhinestones

In case you decide to place Rhinestones on the surface, then an eyeliner can turn out to be useful. The task would be much simpler because you no longer have to grab tiny jewels with tweezers or your fingers. The end of the pencil is far more capable to lift the jewel and place it on the nails. The tool would not spoil the nail art design.

Loop a rubber band for French manicure

As you manicure your fingernails, you should create a loop with a rubber band by stretching it with your thumb and index finger. Just ensure that you have left some space for the French tip you always desired. With the band as the guide, you can conveniently paint the tips.

Mix pigments for a unique shade

Catch hold of a spoon and pour some eye shadow pigment. Later, you should add clear polish and blend it with the help of a cotton swab. After mixing the solutions thoroughly, you can try the new color with different nail art brushes.

Dry nails by soaking them in cold water

Once you have created the design, grab a bowl and fill with water and a few ice cubes. Soak the nails in the liquid and wait for a few minutes till the paint sets in. As the main purpose is served, your fingernails would dry as fast as possible.

Spray non-stick cooking agent for results

Once you’re ready with the nail art, it’s advisable to spray non-stick cooking agent. You must hold the spray a few inches away from your hand and press the nozzle gently. Just before you wrap up, let the agent dry for some time and make sure you have washed the residue off your hands.

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How To Choose The Perfect Moisturizer

If you think all moisturizers are made the same way, you are mistaken. As a matter of fact, every moisturizing cream have a different smell, feel and set of benefits. Therefore, you may want to find out which one is best suited for your skin. Choosing the best one require a good deal of research. Given below are a few tips that can help you look for the right one.

1. Skin Type

First of all, it is important that you consider your skin type. You may want to find out if your skin is oily, dry, normal or a combo of different skin types. You can’t just go for any product out there if your skin is overly sensitive or prone to acne.

Make sure you know your skin type to choose the best product. Actually, each product is meant for a specific type of skin.

2. Texture

Based on your skin type, make sure you go for the right texture. If you have a normal skin, you may want to choose a non-greasy, light moisturizer. On the other hand, if you have a dry skin, we suggest that you opt for a creamier formula, which will retain moisture. Make sure you take into account the product texture as well as its feel on your skin once applied.

3. Scent

It’s a good idea to go for a product that emits good scent. In order to find one that has pleasant scent, we suggest that you shop at a store that allows you to try the samples of each product. You can open each container to get a whiff.

Here it is important to note that if you have a acne-prone skin, you may not want to opt for a scented moisturizer or perfume. It may not be a good choice for you.

4. SPF

If you use sunscreen on a daily basis, you know that this product is essential to maintain your skincare routine. As a matter of fact, the best protection against the UV rays of the sun is sunscreen. This is why you can benefit from a moisturizer. It’s a good idea to get your hands on a product that has an SPF 15 at least. It should be applied on a daily basis.

5. Read Labels

The labels on these products may not be intelligible, but if you ready closely, you can learn a lot of things. It’s a good idea to choose a product that has the terms “non-comedogenic” or “allergy tested” on its label. These solutions will be less likely to irritate your skin. If you have never tried a product before, you may want to buy this type first.

The takeaway

Long story short, it can be hard for you to look for the perfect product. Often, you may learn to choose the right on based on trail-and-error; however, it doesn’t work the same way for everyone. So, you can use the 5 tips given above to make your search a bit easier. Hope this helps.

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