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BEAUTY SECRETS REVEALED

THE EYES HAVE IT!
Eyes are "windows to our soul" as many poets and writers would tend to say. However, that is perfectly true as our eyes do betray us...if we are bright and active, our eyes would also sparkle with brightness and if we are down and out, our eyes also betray us by showing no soul nor life.

Police and lawyers has know this for years and interrogation and questioning always begin with looking directly at the person being questioned eyes.

26. If you have red, watery eyes due to allergies, deal with them! There are plenty of medications available to eliminate allergy symptoms. Nothing will detract from your appearance faster than red eyes.

27. If you wear eyeglasses, make certain that they do not detract from your appearance. Eyeglasses should complement your eyes, not cover them. If your frames are unattractive, it means you had the wrong sales person. Try again.

28. If you can wear them, consider switching to contact lenses. Make sure you remember to remove them when swimming. You can easily lose them in the pool or worse, if you wear soft lenses you could contract a cornea infection that comes from a parasite found in water. The chlorine won’t kill it and the result of this nasty little dude is not pleasant. You are inviting painful corneal infection that could cause partial or total blindness.

29. Try buying different colored lenses. You might discover a whole new you behind blue eyes!

30. Better yet, check out lasik. If you are a candidate it might give you a whole new lease on life. Of course, it’s a treatment for nearsightedness only, but if that’s your reason for wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, you might want to look into it. Just remember, even though the procedure is done with a laser, it is still a surgical procedure. Take your time and investigate to make certain that you visit a skilled surgeon who has completed many lasik procedures.

31. Take vitamin C, vitamin E and beta-carotene to improve your sight and overall health of your eyes.

32. Avoid caffeine. It negatively impacts the system that the eyes use for focusing. That includes coffee, tea, sodas and chocolate. Well, okay, if you can’t quit, at least cut back!

33. Do not over use eye drops. You may just make your eyes redder. Artificial tears are okay, but you should limit or avoid using vasoconstrictors. They will shrink the blood vessels on the surface of your eye. Check with your doctor if you need further explanation on the differences.

Did you know . . . eye makeup worn by the ancient Egyptians served more than just a cosmetic purpose? It was worn by men and women alike. It was decorative for certain but they also wore it for medicinal purposes as well as magical reasons. The Egyptian word for eye-palette is a derivative from their word for "protect." An eye that wore no makeup was considered to be “unprotected.” An unprotected eye was therefore at risk from the Evil Eye. The next time you are standing in front of the mirror applying your eye makeup just remember that it is a rite of protection passed along from Cleopatra to Betty Boop!

34. Replace eye makeup frequently. An enlightened woman of the 21st century would not be complete without her drawer full of makeup magic. Unfortunately, you are just as apt to have the same tube of mascara that you used the night of your high school prom!

If this describes you, throw it away. Using the same mascara over and over again leaves you wide open for possible infection. Bacteria are alive and well and flourishing on your trusty little mascara wand. Pitch it out before it gives you trouble. Mascara should be replaced at least every 6 weeks.

35. Use special eye moisturizer to keep tissue around the eyes soft and pliable. The skin around the eyes is very thin and easily damaged.

36. If you prefer not to use an eyelash curler, shop for mascara that is specially formulated to self curl.

37. To obtain a smoky, sultry look, use an eyeliner pencil and liquid. Apply the pencil first and gently smudge. Then apply the liner. Be careful, a little goes a long way. You’ll love the look!

38. Powder your lashes before applying mascara. It will create a better bond for the mascara to cling to.

39. For “puffy” eyes, soak two teabags in cold water then apply to each eyelid.
40. User a hemorrhoid cream to shrink puffy eye tissue. It will reduce the swelling almost immediately.

41. Slices of raw potato placed under each eye will reduce the dark circles.

42. Define and tame contrary eyebrows by using a toothbrush lightly sprayed with hair spray. Gently brush into the eyebrow and ‘voila they’ll stay right where you brush them.

HAND IT OFF!
Did you know . . . many ancient beauty treatments are still in use today? An example is the East Indian art of painting the hands and feet with Henna. It is known in India as Mendhi and is an ancient Indian art form which has been performed for generations not only in India, but the Middle East, Pakistan and in Africa as well.

Women in India traditionally painted henna on their hands and feet, insides of their arms and up their shins most often for a wedding, or other special occasion. The intricate patterns on the hands are particularly beautiful.

Nothing will give away your age quicker than the condition of your hands. Let’s take a look at some tips to try and hold off the ravages of time.

43. While we don’t particularly recommend the practice of mendhi for everyday USA, it would be helpful in covering up some of those age spots, wouldn’t it? Try this tip. Apply vitamin E oil directly to the spots to fade the discoloration.

44. There is also a product that’s been around since Grandma was a youngster. It’s called porcelana and women have credited it for removing age spots for decades.
45. If you spend hours at a time on the computer, be sure you use a rest for your wrists. It will help ward off carpal tunnel syndrome.

46. Your nails. Press on? Glue on? Paint on? Take your pick; there are nothing but choices out there. If you have your acrylic nails done in a nail salon, understand that you do so at your own risk! It seems as though there is a nail salon on every corner in every city in the USA. If the salon you are using does not replace or sanitize their instruments (files, nippers, brushes, etc.) between customers, run, don’t walk for the door.

When trying out a new salon, arrive early for your appointment. If you are using a “walk in” shop, make certain you let someone go before you. Sit or stand where you can “catch the action.” Pay close attention to how the nail tech prepares for the new client. Watch carefully to make certain that he/she is skilled in the trade and does not accidentally break the skin especially if they haven’t sanitized their instruments. You’ve got a lot at stake here. With the prevalence of AIDS, hepatitis and other diseases, you can’t be too careful. If you see something that just doesn’t seem right, get up and leave. Try a more “upscale” shop next time.

47. Do not file the corner of your fingernails. It weakens, causing them to break and crack.

48. If your fingernails are brittle, it may be the soap you are using or a hand cream that is perfumed. Most perfumed hand creams contain alcohol which will dry the nails, causing them to become brittle.

49. Are your nails cracked, brittle and breaking? Try drinking more water . . . yep. . . back to the water. At least 8 glasses a day . . .and that’s 8 ounce glasses.

50. Combat dry and brittle nails by increasing your vitamin A and calcium.

51. Have a problem hang nails? Try adding more protein to your diet. Throw in some folic acid and vitamin C as well.

52. If you have white bands across your fingernails, you need more protein.

53. Splitting nails can be reversed. Add some hydrochloric acid to your diet.

54. Add more vitamin B12 to your daily vitamin regimen to help fight dryness.

55. Got white spots on your nails? Try taking zinc.

56. You need more liquids if you have cracks or cuts in the fingernails.

57. Do your hands feel like sandpaper? Soften them up with a coating of Vaseline then slip them into inexpensive cotton gloves. Do this just before bed and by the time you wake up in the morning, your hands will be silky smooth.

58. Always wear a pair of kitchen gloves when using washing liquid or detergent. Many of these cleaning agents has cleaning chemicals that will do terrible things to your hands in the long term even if no damage is discernable in the short run.

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DISCLAIMER: Information on this website is not presented by a medical practitioner and is for educational and informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

 
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