Cosmetic Surgery: A First hand Account
Oct02

Cosmetic Surgery: A First hand Account

Cosmetic surgery …in a few words “Cosmetic surgery is a specific medical procedure that is designed to alter, improve or enhance the appearance of any part of the body. Cosmetic surgery is an elected procedure chosen out of a desire to improve aesthetic appeal rather than to improve function” And in a few more words… So having decided to go down the surgical route for beauty, how much hand wringing, soul searching...

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Contouring: Celebrity Beauty Secrets Revealed…
Sep25

Contouring: Celebrity Beauty Secrets Revealed…

What is Contouring? …in a few words “Contouring is a technique used during the application of makeup, that can enhance or define your natural facial structure. This is achieved by applying highlighting powders for lighter areas and dull bronzers for shading. The subtle application of light and dark powders, creates visual illusions that can make your facial features, such as the nose, chin or jawline, appear more or less defined...

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Botox: Using Poison for Beauty
Sep11

Botox: Using Poison for Beauty

What is Botox®? …in a few words “Botox is the registered name for Botulinum Toxin type A (Botox Cosmetic) and is a highly potent neurotoxin that has revolutionised the cosmetic industry. First approved by the FDA in 2002, Botox is extremely effective at the temporary removal of wrinkles, achieved by paralysis of muscles underneath the skin surface. The effects of which can last up to four months, but this can vary from...

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Retinol: Saint or Sinner?
Sep03

Retinol: Saint or Sinner?

What is Retinol? Saint or Sinner, in a few words… “Retinol is a vitamin A compound, a retinoid that is one of the first antioxidants to be widely used in nonprescription anti-wrinkle creams. Available in both prescription and over-the-counter variants. Prescribed retinol creams are effective and they do exactly described, , not least because they contain high concentrations of their active ingredients, but as prescription...

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Argan Oil: The Benefits for Your Skin, Hair & Beauty…
Aug02

Argan Oil: The Benefits for Your Skin, Hair & Beauty…

1 What is Argan Oil? …in a few words “Argan Oil is an oil that is extracted from the kernels of the argan tree found almost exclusively in south-western Morocco. It is a plant oil that is rich in Vitamin E, and it has a smooth texture and a pleasant aroma. These qualities make it a perfect and much sought after ingredient in both the cosmetic and food industries alike” And in a few more words… Try as you might,...

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Massage Oil: Getting it right for Your Skin Type
Jun18

Massage Oil: Getting it right for Your Skin Type

1 Massage Oil: Getting it right for Your Skin Type Despite the complexities of our skin, it has broadly been accepted that there are five commonly accepted types: normal, sensitive, dry, oily and combination. Therefore, when choosing massage oil, knowing the skin type on which it is being applied is essential. Below is a guide with recommended oils for each of the five skin types and those which should really be avoided. Don’t be put...

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