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Useful Tips for Cracked Heels

Cracked heels look very odd and leave bad impression. Many people having tough routines suffer from this problem. It usually happens in winter season but some people have cracked heels even in summer season. Mostly people with age more than 25 have this problem but age factor is not the real cause of this problem. Heels are cracked due to the following reasons:

  • Excessive feet activity
  • Dry skin
  • Prolonged standing
  • Hard floors
  • Sandals with open backs
  • Diabetes and different skin problems etc.

This problem can easily be get rid of by using the tips given below:

  • Wear socks with closed backs shoes in routine days.
  • If you have to work in prolonged standings, try to wear closed ends shoes and select soft and easy wearing shoes.
  • Take some bearable hot water, add salt and Vaseline in this water and dip your feet in the mixture for half an hour and clean your heels with some rough stuffed cloth or a heel brush. Apply heels cream of Vaseline before going to sleep and leave the applied cream for whole night. You will feel better after some days.
  • Healthy diet is also necessary to cure cracked heels. Take proper diet enriched with calcium that includes milk, yogurt, fruits, meat and vegetables etc.
  • Apply mixture of glycerin and rose water on your heels for softer skin on daily basis.
  • Take concentrated lemon juice and dip your heels in this juice for 15 minutes. Don’t worry if it hits your cracks as it is acidic but it will give your better results.
  • Pure coconut oil is also very useful to cure cracked heels. It will give you soothing effects. You can also use creams that are manufactured with coconut oil.
  • Take some pure honey and apply thick layer on cracked heels. It will also prove as a best remedy for you.
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Skin Care Tips for Men

Many men are still not conscious for their skin care and damage their skin. They have a wrong concept that all skin care products in market are made for women. Most of men have a common thought that they don’t need fancy soaps to get clean and they use same soap to wash their face and body. People having this thinking often have dry and rough skin that needs to be maintained. Here are some useful tips for men’s skin care that will bring dramatic changes in skin that is irritated by shaving.

The first step to sooth irritating skin is cleansing. Don’t wash your face with same anti-bacterial soap that is used on body. These soaps are very harsh and can dry out the skin. You are advised to select more gentile face washes. Do circular finger movements on your face while washing. Select soaps or face washes containing glycolic acid.

Glycolic acid helps to remove dead skin cells and make your skin soft for shaving. Men should use some moisturizing cosmetics in routine to keep their soft. You are advised to look for moisturizer containing aloe Vera and Vitamin E that will work best to prevent razor bumps. Make sure to inquire that the moisturizer you are thinking to use is non-comedogenic that means the formula would not clog the pores of your skin.

Shaving on daily basis can cause regular cycle of irritation so you are advised to limit your shaving after everyday. It will be good to shave after shower and best after having warm shower because pores will open and it will be easy to remove hair from skin and hence you will get fresher skin after shave. Moisturizer should also be applied as aftershave. You can also purchase special products to be used after shave. Select moisturizers having sun protection. Drink plenty of water to keep your skin in fresh tone.

What Causes Puffy Eyes?

Main cosmetic problem affects eyes that are puffy or baggy eyes. Both terms are used interchangeably but they are different because puffy eyes are easily curable than eye bags. Baggy eyes can only be treated with surgical treatments. This discussion will focus on causes of puffy eyes. There are several causes of puffy eyes and some of these causes are environmental but not all. Puffy eyes or watery eyes are basically symptoms of common eye allergic problems. Some research study links puffy eyes to genetic or heredity factors. Here is a list of causes that are stated to be causes of puffy eyes.

You should view this list and avoid factors that cause puffiness in eyes:

  • Lack of sleep
  • Excessive crying and shedding tears
  • Much intake of sodium and salt
  • Physical stress
  • Emotional stress
  • Building of toxins and wastes in body
  • Post operation or surgical recovery
  • Heredity predisposition
  • Reactions of dermatitis
  • Over consumption of alcoholic beverages
  • Irritating contact lenses
  • Body fluid fluctuations due to hormonal changes
  • Changes in weather or temperature
  • Sinus problems
  • Water retention
  • Complications from medications
  • Sleeping with head elevated slightly

Everyone should know general causes of puffiness in eyes.

Tips for Hair Color

If you want to get a new look by giving changed color to your hair, you should be very careful in selection and application of hair color. Here is a set of instructions for you that must be considered while coloring your hair:

Consult Your Colorist

Have a clear idea of your color you want for your hair before you go to saloon. Remember don’t leave all decisions up to your hair. Conduct some research and ask your friends who color their hairs for what color will complement your personality.

Follow Trends in Colors

You can adopt anything for your hair you want but there are always some recent trends having worth around you. It will be good to get knowledge of prevailing trends and following the latest one.

Basics of Hair Colors

You should know basic color wheel to make best selection for your hairs. Very important aspect of selecting hair color is to determine condition of hairs. Make sure to use quality hair colors that will not damage your hairs and last long as many colors last till one wash.

Time Period

Don’t make it a habit to color your hair in routine as it will damage your hair. Make sure not to use hair colors and other chemicals during pregnancy.

Here is a set of precautions that must be kept in mind while thinking of coloring your hair:

  • Apply hair color when your hairs are totally dry as color on damp or wet hair will dilute very soon.
  • If you want to apply light hair color this time but your present hair color is dark then make sure to use a color remover to get exact results you want.
  • Don’t perm or straighten your hair after coloring for several weeks to maintain their health.
  • Shampoo your hair properly and condition them before you apply hair color.

Follow the above mentioned tips before coloring your hair.

Tips for 6 Pack Abs

To get ripped abs and ideal 6 Pack Abs is not as easy task. It demands much time, devotion and dedication. Only wish to have 6 Pack Abs is not enough to make your dream true but you have to do a lot in this regard. For example you need to do hard exercises and take different nutrients and other diet. Many people go in false direction to get 6 Pack Abs. Here are some special and useful tips to guide you in more useful way.

First of all you need to make a strong ambition that you really want to improve your look and get 6 Pack Abs. After making mind completely read and follow the tips given below:

Diet for Developing 6 Pack Abs

Saying this will not go wrong that diet is king and exercise is queen in effort to get 6 Pack Abs. Without proper diet you can not get lean abdominals. You need to eat one gram of protein for every pond of your body weight and for this purpose you will need to eat meats, chicken, fish, eggs, milk, oatmeal, turkey, protein bars and drinks. You need to eat plenty of fresh vegetables.Eat carbohydrates, olive oil, nuts, take green tea and drink plenty of water. Stop eating things including:

  • Sweets
  • Pasta
  • Soda or white bread etc.

Without this diet schedule it will be only a dream to be a person having ripped Abs.

Special Exercise for 6 Pack Abs

Exercise is another important and basic factor to develop real 6 Packs. You will need to do different hard exercises that include:

  • Cardio that is the exercise to speedup heart beat. It burns all fats very fast.
  • Train your abs two to three times a week.
  • Do resistance exercises to train your abs by leg raises, cable crunches and incline bench sit ups.
  • Do exercise to train all areas of your waist line by lower back extensions and side bending.
  • Weigh lifting is also very beneficial for making 6 Pack Abs.

Make the above mention diet and exercise schedule your habit and improve your look.

Beauty Saloon Equipment

Seeking beauty is not an unusual desire. Appearance is of greater importance and beauty conscious people do often visits to beauty saloons. That is why home business of running a beauty saloon is a common trend these days. If you also want to start a beauty saloon, you need to arrange for certain things at a place. Specific beauty saloon equipments are of greater importance before starting a new beauty saloon or beauty parlor.

What equipments you need for your saloon solely depends on what type of saloon you want to open. Plan your budget and beauty equipments accordingly. Before you make any final decision for equipment consider two factors including comfort level and safety of clients.

List of Common Beauty Saloon Equipments

  • Saloon chairs are very important for customer’s comfort and safety and your ease while applying beauty treatments. Adjust the height of saloon chair according to your height so that you can easily follow the beauty procedures.
  • Arrange for wash basins for washing and cleaning purposes.
  • Different styling chairs are used for some beauty procedures. Think to arrange styling chairs if you have planned for such services.
  • Hair dryer is one of the basic equipments for providing hair services either cutting or styling of hair.
  • Arrange a supply trolley that is very helpful for beauticians while working.
  • Manicure set to provide treatments on legs, feet and nails.
  • Pedicure set that is very essential to provide beauty and care services.
  • If you think to provide hair washing services also then arrange a shampoo spray machine that will be useful during hair washing procedures.
  • Facial beds to be used for facials.
  • Hair steaming machine is also one of the basic equipments for the saloons providing hair styling and care services.
  • Kids chairs if you will provide kids beauty services.
  • Arrange towel warmers and sterilizers.

Arrange all these equipments with expertise in beauty procedures. Good luck for your new beauty saloon.

Makeup Mistakes That Age You

You have heard many times about beauty tips and tricks that make you look young. A lot of advertisements of cosmetics on television claim to give you younger look but these cosmetics will not work if you have morning routine that makes you older before you will actually become. There are several beauty mistakes that make people look older and add more years to their appearance. Here is information about most common makeup mistakes that add more years to your appearance.

Too Much Foundation Cream

Foundation is all about quality over quantity. Some people use heavy layers of foundation creams to cover their skin faults but in fact you create a thick mask that will make you look older than you are. Visit any makeup counter for proper advice. Foundation is an important part of your makeup therefore you should not opt for a cheaper one.

Lipstick Liner and Color

Lines around lips become prominent as we age. These lines give us perfect pathways for lipstick application. You should use lip liners to keep the lipstick in its place. Natural color of lip liner pencil will make barrier for lipstick to leave its position. Dark lip colors is a bad choice for all women as well as you should never sleep with lipstick on your lips. Natural colors and glosses are best for women of all ages.

Use of Too Much Powder

Powder is an excellent thing for taking away shininess but using too much powder will only accentuate your wrinkles. This effect will be more evident for dry skin types. Excessive use of powder will make the lighter skin lines appear larger than they are.

Use of Metallic Eye Shadow

Metallic cosmetic if not applied properly will affect your natural beauty. If it is applied close to lash line and around the inner corner of eye, it will brighten your eyes. Applying it high on your lid will only make the area and the problem area will become more prominent.

Applying Mascara and Liner on Lower Lash and Eyelid

If you want to apply mascara on your lower lash, you should do a thin coat. Applying too much mascara on lower lash will make the dark circles prominent and draw attention of others. Wearing too much makeup will make your eyes look swollen and smaller. To look younger, your eyes should look clear and open.