Transitioning Your Makeup Routine from Summer to Fall

It may seem a little bit odd for you to see a headline like this in the middle of summer, but still, it is never too early to start preparing your skin for upcoming weather changes, right? Plus, it is useful to know some things in advance, kind of like how we’ll all be fully aware of next year’s spring fashion trends as soon as November starts. In this article, you will learn how to recover your skin from all that summer damage and also find out about the hottest fall makeup trends.

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Skincare

Hours-long beach sessions have probably already started to take their toll on your skin in forms of peeling, drying, greasing etc. And yes, your skincare routine is going to go through several changes now, but don’t worry – that doesn’t have to be a bother at all.

Goodbye summer moisturizer

Your favorite can’t-live-without moisturizer will be replaced by a heavier one. And yes, when we hear that, most of us instantly think about clogged pores and weighed down skin.However, now there are those that are specially designed to feel light while keeping your skin ultra-moisturized – kind of like the ones from Gorgeous Cosmetics, for example. After all, moisturizing is a very important process for keeping our skin safe from oiliness, blackheads, dryness etc.

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There are countless benefits of incorporating these into your daily skincare routine, especially if you are using argan oil which is full of omega 3, 6 and 9 that protect and nourish your skin in the best way possible.

Sometimes we need extra(s)

Exactly – sometimes, when all those nighttime cat-eyes, crazy festival eyeshadows and rubbing your waterproof mascara take their toll on those fine lines around your eyes, moisturizers just aren’t strong enough to help them. This is why you need to upgrade your skincare arsenal with some aloe vera enriched eye creams. Use your eye cream every night before bed by massaging it gently onto the area around your eyes.

Makeup

After your skin is fully recovered from sea salt, pool chlorine, sand and sunlight, it’s time to doll yourself up. Say goodbye to fluorescent lips, mermaid eyes and pink highlighters – the fall has something else in mind.

All forms of metallic eye shadow

The fall of 2017 brings us all kinds of eye shadow color trends, but one stands out way above the others, and that is metallic – in all possible shades. And no, it is not just about dabbing some silver around your eyes. At 2017 fall fashion shows,metallics were swept across eyelids which gave the looks a remarkable beauty statement of strength that quickly spread through the runways. There are two ultimate ways to rock this trend: by blending a few completely opposite colors (like they did at the Alberta Ferretti fashion show with black, red and metal gold) which creates a beautiful, but at the same time badass impression, or by sticking to one particular metallic eye shadow like Lloyd Simmonds did at the Alexis Mabille fashion show.

If none of these work for you, you can always improvise and invent a new style yourself.

Burgundy

Luckily for us, burgundy has managed to remain the ultimate fall trend for another season.You can opt for sexy burgundy lips, or bold burgundy eyes. If you are wondering how such a thing as burgundy eyes can work, just take a look at La Perla’s fashion show and makeup artwork of one and only Erin Parsons who found the inspiration in British gardens. Make sure you try this color out this fall.

Gothic all the way

Ever wanted to pair your black shadow with a dark lipstick such as wine red or dark plum without feeling like a wicked witch? This year you can, because Rihanna once again launched a new makeup trend at her Fenty x Puma fashion show.

Beside this combination, many trends, such as rock ‘n’ roll eyes (a.k.a Kate Moss’s iconic eyeliner) and heavy-handed black liner approach, also made a huge comeback this season.

Graphic eyes

This makeup trend is embracing the looks you’ve only seen in those futuristic movies. Basically, it is all about achieving a structured look with an exaggerated flick and making unconventional color combinations. This look is super edgy and perfect for those who want to grab everybody’s attention.

The new smoky eye

Forget everything you’ve learned about smoky eyes. Now, it is all about wearing black makeup only on the outskirts of your eye (like the Saint Laurent fashion shows), doing an extreme graphic version of cat eye (Versace fashion show), or smudging only your brow bone with black shadow (like they did at the Giorgio Armani fashion show).

That would be it. How do you like these makeup trends? Feel free to leave your opinion in the comment section below.

Living A Life Of Learning: 7 Tips To Enrich Your Educational Experience

 

Learning is an important aspect of life, reaching far beyond the confines of your childhood classroom walls. If you want to empower yourself, reinvent yourself, or simply satisfy an intrinsic desire of curiosity, learning is a catalyst to greater things. These 7 tips are designed to help you enrich the educational experience of your life’s journey, helping you to better process and apply the valuable lessons you learn along the way.

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1. Give Your Brain A Boost

If you are wanting to maximise your learning potential, nutrition is a pivotal place to start. On top of a well balanced diet with plenty of water, supplements are perfect in delivering potent concentrations of essential nutrients. A few supplements to look out for include:

  • Omega-3 fatty acids – which support and protect brain health as well as improve mood, thinking skills, memory, and reaction time.
  • Citicoline – which builds healthy brain cell membranes, supports memory, and regulates mood.
  • Curcumin – found in turmeric supplements, this beneficial compound is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that protects the brain and maintains optimal functioning. Fighting inflammation can lead to less pain in many areas of the body.

While these sources of nutrients are beneficial, not all supplements were created (or rather, produced) equally. If you are uncertain which brands are the best purchase choices, check out resources like Research and You which offer comprehensive reviews on most products available on the market.

2. Read, Read, Read!

Reading for pleasure unlocks an array of benefits for the curious mind. From expanding your vocabulary to help you better express yourself to improving your memory, analytical thinking, focus, concentration, and writing skills – reading is a must!. Both educational to entertaining, a book is a valuable tool. If you feel you don’t have enough time to read – make some! You may lose your possessions someday but no one can ever take away the knowledge you gain from reading.

3. Meditation And Reflection

Meditation has been linked to delivering as many as 76 benefits to your health and well-being; improving concentration and focus, memory retention and recall, as well as improving information processing to name a few. By dedicating time to quieting your mind, you will undoubtedly improve your capacity for learning and retaining valuable information. Reflection is a type of meditation that allows us to process the meaning of our experiences, both positive and negative ones, and extract the important life lessons we may need to develop as individuals.  

4. Work Out The “Why”

It’s said that asking ‘why’ is the single, most important habit for innovators as it allows you to fully understand something and, in turn, create solutions that deliver value. This simple question, which is often 1 of the first words that feature in a child’s vocabulary, will help you grasp the purpose of why you should be learning something, which then encourages you to pay attention and connect the dots.

5. Practice Effective Listening

Sometimes we are so eager to share what we know that we tend to forget the value of effective listening. When you quiet your mind and open it up to what a speaker is saying; you are able to fully understand what is said, empathize with them, and learn a new point of view that may enrich your knowledge of a topic. If you feel you need a little help developing this skill, check out this link on 7 steps to effective listening.

6. Slow Down Or You’ll Miss It!

Modern society has a way of making us rush through life, quickly moving through our list of daily tasks and routine in order to feel a sense of accomplishment. However, mindlessly brushing your teeth while packing lunch and planning your outfit all at once may be time-effective, but you end up missing out on potential lessons because you are everywhere else except in that exact moment. Slow down, be in the present, and open yourself up to the life lessons that may be hiding in unexpected places.  

7. Write It Down

Writing things by hand has been scientifically proven to support the memory recall of that content as well as help you understand it better. So whether you are taking down notes in class, journaling in a diary, or jotting down your daily learnings in a handy notebook that you keep on your person; writing things down will amplify the value of the lessons learned.  

We all have an obligation in life to learn and grow as much as we can, and applying our 7 top tips will be sure to enrich your educational experience. From using brain boosting supplements to reading whenever you can, asking the proverbial ‘why’ to experiencing as much as possible – the lessons you learn will undoubtedly be a catalyst for a fulfilled life.

Food, Supplements, and Drugs: How to Deal with Inflammation

One of the most common causes of pain is inflammation. There are hundreds of inflammatory diseases that you may face on a regular basis, from a common sore throat to more serious ones like rheumatoid arthritis. Inflammation can also be unavoidable in select situations.

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While you can’t always prevent inflammatory diseases, there are plenty of remedies to ease the pain and treat the main problem when you do get one. In this article, we are going to discuss some of the best foods, supplements, and drugs you can use to deal with inflammation.

A Healthy Diet

Food items aren’t usually instant remedies for inflammation, but they are still effective in easing the pain and reducing the inflammation itself. Adding food items with anti-inflammatory properties can also help reduce the risks of catching inflammatory diseases.

Fish contains a high level of omega-3 fatty acids and minerals that really help reduce inflammation. You can add salmon, cod, or halibut to your regular diet to get the benefit of consuming enough omega-3. You can also get the same omega-3 fatty acid from walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts.

Fruits with plenty of antioxidants are also great for reducing inflammation. Apples, blueberries, cherries, and strawberries don’t just contain a lot of antioxidants; they also contain a high amount of vitamin C. These nutrients help the body eliminate free radicals that cause damage to the cells.

Supplements and Natural Remedies

Adding the right food items to your diet is a great first step towards reducing inflammation and lowering your risk of catching inflammatory diseases. To help supply the body with sufficient nutrients, you can also consume supplements or turn to natural remedies. The latter is also great for treating cases of inflammation quickly.

Supplements derived from garlic are definitely worth considering. Garlic is a great source of nutrients that help ease inflammation quickly. If you don’t want to eat garlic as part of your meals – usually out of fear of bad breath – you can use supplements as a substitute.

Olive oil is another great natural remedy for inflammation. All you have to do is take a tablespoon of virgin olive oil directly. The omega-9 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals the oil contains will reduce inflammation almost immediately.

Drugs

For a more severe case of inflammation, medication may be the only solution. When dealing with rheumatoid arthritis, for instance, remedies and food items can only eliminate the pain and not treat the actual joint problem.

Humira and Humira alternatives like Amjevita are the kind of medications you need when dealing with bad inflammation. You still need to consult your physician about which drug to take, but medications like Amjevita are known for their effectiveness in treating inflammatory diseases – and rheumatoid arthritis in particular.

It is also a good idea to pair the use of drugs with regular exercise and physical therapy, especially with diseases like arthritis. Use the food items and supplements we discussed earlier to keep inflammatory diseases at bay and prevent future inflammation more effectively. It will not take long before you start seeing fewer symptoms.

Skincare for Diabetics

While many diabetics expect the dietary changes that diabetes leads to, what many diabetics don’t expect is how diabetes can affect skin. As many as one-third of people with diabetes will have a skin disorder caused or affected by diabetes at some point in their lives; luckily, many of these skin issues can be prevented with basic skincare techniques.

 

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Diabetics tend to develop skin conditions as a result of high glucose levels, weakened immune systems, weakened blood flow, and occasionally, insulin usage. For example, high glucose levels can lead to dry skin, which can then lead to itching, cracking, and rashes. A weakened immune system can cause bacterial or fungal infections, and weakened blood flow can make it difficult to heal from wounds. Insulin usage can lead to rosacea, or, in rare occasions, yellow skin.

To avoid these potential skin disorders, diabetics can employ proper skincare as a preventative measure. Diabetics should bathe with mild soap and warm water daily, moisturizing afterwards to avoid excess dryness and avoiding long, hot showers, which can also lead to dryness. Keep your home more humid during winter, when the air is drier, and moisturize regularly during cold, windy winter weather and after washing hands. Keep your blood pressure and glucose levels controlled, and include foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids (like salmon) in your diet to nourish and strengthen your skin.

Diabetics may want to create a first aid kit for skin to keep on hand in their homes. This kit can include antibacterial ointment, clean petroleum jelly, gauze pads, hypoallergenic tape, cleansing towelettes, and Coban self-adherent elastic wrap.

Diabetics should also be wary of potential foot problems, such as blisters, cracked feet, infections, and skin conditions caused by a lack of circulation or diabetic nerve damage. Diabetics can prevent foot problems by wearing shoe inserts to maintain their foot shape, as well as examining their feet daily to prevent any damage. Finally, diabetics should see their doctor at least once a year for a foot examination that focuses on circulation and sensation.

Watches as a Fashion Statement

For the fashion conscious clothes and jewellery have always been crucial to achieving the right look. Nowadays, however, watches are considered to be as much a part of fashion as either. Watch makers and designers have recognised this trend and now produce watches intended to make a fashion statement as well as being functional timepieces.

Most obviously, watches are now designed to suit the different requirements of a variety of wearers and are made in a wide range of shapes and sizes and of different colours and materials. There are watches to suit the elegant woman or for precocious teenagers and there are watches for the businessman or the rugged sporting type. They come in all types for all types of people.

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