Saturday, December 18, 2010

Foot Care Tips For Winter Season

It is said that feet play a very important role in the health of people, they maintain the pressure of your whole body in daily life, and there are many acupuncture points in the bottom of the feet link to your internal organs and body. We like to have healthy beautiful feet, not only because they are important to our body health, feet with pretty skin are also a wonderful thing to please us. Actually, it is not a difficult thing to have beautiful feet just to do some foot care jobs in daily life, scrubbing them properly, use foot care cream or lotion properly, and at the same time do remember to wear comfortable fit warm shoes in winter.
The feet are the most neglected parts of our body. People take care of their face and eyes and hands too. But who has time for the feet? However, those are the two most vital parts of our body which takes the entire weight of our body. You must take care of your feet just as you do for the other body parts. Especially during the winter months, the feet get cracked and that is really painful. Some of the tips to take care of your feet are discussed below. Check them out and get smooth and soft feet in this winter.
Foot Care Tips in Winter:
The first and the most important tip for foot care is that we should wear a pair of warm and comfortable shoes. We need walk everyday. If we wear a pair of uncomfortable shoes, our feet will ache and at the same time we will feel very tired soon. In cold winter, when we choose shoes for our feet, we can not put the fashion and beauty on the first place. We should firstly consider the practical usage of the shoes.
Our feet are the farthest parts of our body away from our hearts. They are easily frozen if we do not well protect them. We must buy a pair of shoes which have a better quality of keeping our feet warm. The snow boots can meet the needs of our feet. Snow boots are very soft and comfortable. We can wear snow boots to go to everywhere. Even in snow days, we can wear them.
The second tip for foot care is that we should choose the proper beauty products to eliminate the cutin of our feet. We have to walk for a long distance everyday. Our feet will get a thin cover of cutin. If we do not get rid of cutin immediately, it will become thicker and thicker and our feet will feel very ache and we can not walk at last. Therefore, we had better scrub the cutin immediately. After we take a bath or wash our feet every night, we can choose the proper beauty products such as the scrubbing cream to soften the cutin. If the cutin becomes soft, we can easily to remove the cutin.
The third tip for foot care is that we should apply some lotion and wrap the plastic wrap on our feet before we go to bed in every evening. After the cutin is removed, we can apply some beauty cream on our feet. In severe cold winter, our body skin will become dry and we usually apply some lotion on it. But we often ignore our feet. In fact, our feet are the parts which easily become dry and are easily chapped from the cold. We should firstly apply a thick layer of lotion on our feet. And then we should wrap the plastic wrap on our feet. We can keep the wrap on our feet all night or we can remove the wrap after an hour.
Above are the tips for foot care. In cold winter, we should wear a pair of warm and comfortable shoes. We should choose the proper beauty products to eliminate the cutin of our feet. We should apply some lotion and wrap the plastic wrap on our feet before we go to bed in every evening. If we do under the three tips, our feet will become very beautiful.

Men Fashion Trends Fall/ Winter 2010/ 2011

The fall is being at its height while most men don’t seem to be changing their summer clothing habits. It’s not been real foul outside yet so we are still keeping our tees, summer slacks and sandals in use. The weather forecasts for the nearest future though promise some rains and temperature drop. So it must be the right time to think of some fresh things to add to your wardrobe. And thus, it makes the perfect time for us to tell you what the men fashion trends for Fall/ Winter 2010/ 2011 are.

This autumn menswear trends proceed with some last year’s pieces and bring the world a few new ideas as well. Renewed military style, new cuts of suits and velvet cloth are some of the main things to dominate men’s of fashion minds this Fall/ Winter season.

1. Military is back again! This time it is deriving inspiration from 40-s and 50-s. Great coats, aviator jackets and aviator boots with shearling. Burberry Prorsum Neil Barrett are some of the brightest representatives of this trend.

2. The men’s suits have moved away from the ’skinny boy’ suit. The new cut can appeal to a military officer, one that accents a sense of the masculine through three key silhouette elements:
- broad shoulders
- a slim waist
- slim trousers

3. Men’s velvet is a new trend; it has been a fabric of choice for the most fashion forward gentlemen for some time now. But don’t get away with wearing anything made of velvet. You can wear velvet jackets with trousers of different cloth or velvet slacks with some other jacket.

Shoe Trends Fall/ Winter 2010/ 2011

To always stay in a rushing stream of fashion one needs to know the trends. Taking into account the fact shoes are no less important than garments it is esential to know the shoe trends for the upcoming season – Fall/ Winter 2010/ 2011.
Fur boots. Winter is cold in majority of countries around the globe, so fur boots will certainly become a hit. No girl will ever refuse to wear stylish boots like Chanel or Lanvin’s.

Laced-up boots. Laces are getting very popular. So, laced-up boots trend comes as no surprise to us in Fall/ Winter 2010/ 2011. Such footwear is very comfy and looks great, but taking it off can be a problem.

Shoes with buckles. ‘The more buckles the better’ sounds the slogan for Fall/ Winter 2010/ 2011 season. Buckles look interesting and provide great support and fixation for the foot. However, they bring the same problem as laces – it takes time to pull them off.

Stiletto shoes. Stilettos aren’t always easy to sport but the fact they look gorgeous is undeniable. That is why if you feel you can walk on super tiny heels this shoe trend is everything you might want.

Both shoes and boots can come with spike heels. They look feminine and totally stylish.

Chunky heels. Although stilettos look glamorous chunky heels are much more comfortable. And plenty of women prefer being safe and comfy rather than sexy and scared of falling down. So, chunky heel is one more shoe trend for Fall/ Winter 2010/ 2011 season.

Wedges. The popularity of wedges has already faded but their practicality still makes designers pay attention to such kind of shoes. If you are a fan of this shoe trend, go ahead and purchase one more pair of pretty wedges.

Thigh-high boots. Thigh-high boots were a hugefootwear trend last season. We have seen celebrities and ordinary girls wearing these everywhere. And luckily such boots are going to be still hot for Fall/ Winter 2010/ 2011, too.

High heel + High platform. This shoe trend isn’t for girls who love looking womanly. But it does look chic and intriguing.

Combination of colors. To brighten up our footwear designers have chosen the technique of combining colors. Yellow goes together with brown, red is mixed with pink. More variables are possible. Just look at Balenciaga shoes!

Color Trends Fall/ Winter 2010/ 2011

Not only clothing trends you should know to stay in fashion but color trends, too. So, I took my time to prepare a list of colors that make upColor Trends for Fall/ Winter 2010/ 2011. Read and remember these to be ready for your next shopping trip.

Black. Considering the fact we are getting ready for colder seasons it is quite clear why designers paid more attention to darker colors. And it’s not surpising at all that black was the most popular. It’s classic, slimming and always looks elegant.

White. Too much of dark isn’t good. So, white, as a great contrast to black, was nearly everywhere. Why not? It’s cute, feminine and gives a fantastic opportunity to make the world lighter and more exhilarating. Go for this color trend and have a better mood for Fall/ Winter 2010/ 2011!

Red. This color is the sexiest of all. Woman in red is certainly in the center of attention. And isn’t that what we all strive for?

Yellow. This color isn’t very trendy this season but it appears from time to time in Fall/ Winter 2010/ 2011 collections. And you know what? It looks fabulous! So, if you are ready to experiment you can create amazing looks with this tint.

Beige. This tone has always been a trend. It is perfect to combine with other colors and looks neat and sophisticated. When wearing this hue you look good no matter where you are. Beige is a top trend for Fall/ Winter 2010/2011!

Blue. Blue is hot for Fall/ Winter 2010/ 2011. And you can find variation of it in multiple designer ranges. From light delicate blue to dark saturated and even midnight blue – this trend will work just perfectly for the fashion season.

Pink. Pink is girlie and wailing. If you suddenly get tired of all dull winter tones try a pink garment to boost your mood! It always works.

Grey. There are colors that are ideal for certain weather. So, grey is a perfect option for rainy fall and muddy winter. This color trend is essential for the upcoming fashion season.

Orange. Just like red and pink this hue is to brigten up you day, to draw everybody’s attention and to have fun. Go for it and look and feel trendy this 2010 Fall.

Brown. Brown is neutral and this makes it a must-have for your wardrobe. Things in brown usually become staples and serve you for long. Thus, invest into a nice piece you will want to have forever.

Green. Green is a color we miss a lot during cold months. So, a green coat or pants or anything will help you bring good memories of summer and spring. Try the green color trend and remind yourself of invigorating spring mornings!

How to look stylish in cold weather

Winter is a season when you want and need to look good. Health is above fashion of course but you can look elegant in any weather if you know how to choose and combine clothes. You can be well-dressed and warm at the same time!
Here are 5 tips for you to use when choosing your winter outfits:
Tip 1: Opt for warm clothes for the upper part of your body
To keep warm you need to choose good items to dress your upper part. The main thing is to choose the right fabric and length to avoid fatter look.

Find a top with long sleeves that narrow to wrists. This can be a silky blouse or the one of another flimsy material. Don’t wear tops with wide wrist area even if those are top trendy. Cold wind can go inside and you might catch a severe chest cold.
Don a sweater or a clinging shirt over the blouse. What is important here is that the bottom part of the sweater/shirt shouldn’t be wide either, because you will look fatter. Those women who like wearing cashmere and wool know that properties of the material are what matter not the thickness of it.
Tip 2: Wear warm lingerie
If your lingerie is all the way covered with the clothes it doesn’t mean you can wear something horrible down there. Don’t sacrifice your femininity to the cold.
Tip 3: Keep your feet warm
If you wear trousers don thin tights underneath. The best fabric for winter trousers is wool. And trousers should be tight-fitting.
If you prefer skirts, opt for warmer tights. And of course the longer the skirt the warmer you feel. Forget about skirts which widen to the bottom. Straight design is the best.

No matter what you choose, trousers or a skirt, you should wear a good pair of high boots which can protect your feet and ankles from the cold. Opt for high boots of the same color as your skirt or trousers.
Tip 4: Select the right coat
A coat or an anorak should be of high quality and warm. The length of it determines your entire look. Choose a coat that fits you well and flatters your figure. Opt for a design that lengthens your silhouette rather than shortens it.

To create a casual look, choose short coats or anoraks. But be careful as a too short anorak can create a ‘ball’ effect at the belly and you will look fatter. Hip-long coat or an anorak looks good on everyone and it is comfortable as well.
For a smart look opt for a coat that goes down your knees or a bit higher. Trapeze-shaped, short and loose coats look more casual than smart. The color of your anorak or a coat depends on the color of your clothes. Everything should go in harmony.
Tip 5. Keep your head warm
Headband, hat, kerchief, beret – there are so many types of headwear nowadays and you can easily find something that flatters you the most. Just don’t allow your head to get cold. Experiment with details (add a brooch, flower, etc.)
To stay elegant don’t forget about the makeup. Accentuate your lips. And take care of your hair, it should look good.
All these tips will make your winter look more stylish. And don’t forget about smile when you choose your clothes. Then you’ll make a better choice. Good luck!

How To Moisturize In Winter

Winter may well be your preferred time of year with all the holidays and festivals. While the white snowy fields with glistening and glittering stars in night amazes us, the days with all the snowfall gives an impression of a fairy tales. The big feast, bonfires, hot chocolates, makes winter everyone’s favorite season. However, winter has its own downturn too. The harsh winter winds are vile in wreaking havoc on the skin and no wonder even a person with a healthy skin experiences dry and flaky skin during winter. Actually, you need to take care of the skin to provide it protection from the windy, dry, and cold winds of winter. You don’t have to stay indoors most of the time in order to provide protection to your skin. You just have to take care of few things and winters will become all the more wonderful for you. Read on to know how to moisturize in winter and keep it soft, supple, and flawless during the harsh winter weather.

Tips For Moisturizing In Winter 
  • The first and foremost thing, which you have to keep in mind, is that you need to take a well balanced diet and drink enough water. With all the festivals and holidays, our diet goes out of window and we tend to binge on oily and junk foods. Since in winter we don’t feel much thirsty, we tend not to drink the usual eight glasses of water. Remember to drink enough water to keep you hydrated.
  • Apply a high quality moisturizer preferably from Clinique, Olay or Estee Lauder day care moisturizer with vitamin E on your skin just after you have taken the bath. It helps in locking the moisture in your body for a longer time.
  • If you cannot avoid going out in winter, wrap yourself with a long sleeved sweater and coats to combat harsh, cold wind of winters.
  • Follow the regime of cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing even during winters. It will help you keep your skin healthy. In winters, dead cells generally accumulate on the skin, and by following this regime, you can keep your skin healthy.
  • Wear sunscreen during the winters too as harmful sunrays may make the skin rough and dry.
  • You could also keep your home’s environment warm by running a humidifier inside the house.
  • Before you take bath, you could also apply oil preferably mustard, coconut, or olive oil on your skin. Warm a little amount of oil and generously apply it on your skin and massage it on the all the body parts. Now take bath how you normally do. It will not only keep your skin moisturized but will also keep the moisture intact for whole day.
  • Don’t take very hot shower and instead go for shower with warm water. You could also opt for bathing during nighttime as you will be in the warm environment only and your skin will not have to combat cold wind.
  • Never use soaps especially during winter. Use a moisturizing bathing lotion, which contains glycerin or olive oil.
  • Protect your lips with a good lip balm. You could also apply a little mustard oil in your navel at the time of sleeping to keep it moist and from getting chapped.
  • Some people suggest taking vitamin E supplements to keep the skin from drying. Taking omega-3 fish oils pills also help in combating dry skin.
  • You could also use Shea butter or Cocoa butter to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized.
  • You could also apply a mixture of almond oil and honey on your skin to keep it moisturized. Add few drops of honey in almond oil in 1/3 to 1 ratio and apply it on the skin. Rinse it if it feels too sticky otherwise keep in on your skin.

Winter Hair Care Tips

The dry and cold winter can be very damaging to your hair. Hair easily becomes dry during this time of year from the dry indoor heating and the dry cold weather outside. Proper preventative steps need to be taken during this seasons to ensure that your hair does not get damaged.Winter Hair Care Tips

  • Wear a scarf, hat or cap to protect your hair from the cold and wind, but make sure that it's not so tight that it will restrict circulation in your scalp.
  • Use a conditioner daily.
  • Once you have your hair moist, lock in the moisture by running your hair through cold water, this will also give your hair an extra shine.
  • Don't go outside with your hair wet, you risk breakage; your hair will freeze if it's cold enough outside and may break.
  • Limit your use of "hot" items on your hair such as a blow dryers and curling irons.
  • If you need to use a "hot" item use a leave in conditioner before using the item on your hair.
  • Avoid taking hot showers or washing your hair in hot water, use warm or cool water instead, the heat can dry out and/or damage your hair and skin.
  • Hair products that have the word, "Replenish" on it is made to moistureize your hair.
  • Try using a dry shampoo if you need to wash out your hair, one dry shampoo you can use is baby powder, simply sprinkle some onto your hair and use a comb to comb it off.

Beautiful Hair

How to achieve and maintain a healthy head of beautiful hair. Hair SOS
Three main things are needed for a good-looking head of hair - haute hair - good health, the right attention to cleanliness, and caution when using cosmetic treatments.
1. Adequate Diet
Hair growth depends on an adequate diet. A widespread diet problem which causes loss of hair is iron deficiency Anaemia. The cause is too little iron in blood, brought on by a diet containing too little meat, eggs, cereals or peas and beans. Fresh fruits and vegetables are also needed to provide vitamin C, which enables the body to absorb iron.
2. Cutting the hair
Although cutting the hair is not essential to its well-being, it is easier to keep the scalp clean if the hair is kept reasonably short. Regular cutting does not make the hair grow strong or faster.
3. How hair can be damaged
Although scalp hair is hardy, and can withstand a lot of abuse, it can be damaged by too much or inexpertly applied perming, dyeing - Blonde to Brunette, bleaching and massage. The amount of beautying the hair can take varies from person to person. Occasionally the scalp is allergic to the dye and becomes inflamed and swollen. To prevent this occuring, the dye should be tested by applying it to a small area on the arm. If a patch of inflammation has developed, the dye must not be used on the hair.
Most people who bleach their hair do so with hydrogen peroxide. If the peroxide is repeatedly applied, it may make the hair brittle. Hair SOS If this happens the hair may turn rough, develop split ends, or become thinned or shortened.

Face Care Routine

Women who wear makeup - see Uma Thurman - should carry out a routine of cleansing, toning and moisturing turn back the clock each evening, as well as washing the face in the morning. 5 Minute Makeover Cleansing will remove old make-up and the grime and grease that have been accumulated during the day. 
  • Remove mascara Lashes Unlimited with a cotton bud dipped in eye-dipped in eye-cleansing lotion. To make the job easier keep your hair off your face.
  • Remove the eyeshadow - Artistic Palletes - by gently wiping it off with a pad of clean cotton wool moistened with eye-cleansing lotion.
  • Pour a little face cleansing cream into the palm of one hand and dab it generously over the nose, chin, forehead and cheeks --- using two fingers of the other hand.
  • Massage the cream into the skin, starting under the throat, using a gentle upward motion.
  • Continue massaging the cream up to the forehead, using the fingertips.
  • Gently massage the cream from the eyes to the nose.
  • Massage cream back over the chin, which is particularly prone to blackheads. Use the index finger.
  • Remove the cream from the face with tissue pads in each hand. Start under the chin and work over the cheeks and on to the forehead
Toners remove all traces of dirt, make-up or cleanser that remain after cleansing. 
  • Immediately after cleansing apply toner to the forehead and cheeks on a pad of corron wool
  • Apply the toner to the crevices around the nose.
  • Apply the toner to the crevices around the chin.
Without moisture, the skin will not remain smooth and supple. The face is exposed to the drying effect of the weather, so moisturisers -- which form a film over the skin -- contain and augment the natural moisture.

  • Using the tips ofthe fingers, dot moisturising cream lightly all over the face.
  • Press the fingers of both hands into the centre of the forehead and work the cream slowly outwards. Pat the cream gentlyaround the eyes.
  • Work the cream around the jawline, chin and mouth with the middle fingers of both hands.
  • Massage the cream over the throat with alternating hands, using upward strokes from collar-bone to chin

Winter Skin Tips

Winter Skin Tips - How To Look After Skin In The Winter
Joanne Elliott
Changing temperatures mean a change of routine, no matter which part of the world you live in. Knowing a little about how skin functions in the winter, and tweaking a few habits, can make all the difference between a dull winter complexion and glowing radiance.
  • Start the day with a hot shower... but before you get out switch to cold water for about fifteen seconds. Then turn up the heat a little, and down again to repeat the process for about two minutes. �Why would I want to do that?!� I hear you cry! This is a simple hydrotherapy technique which revitalizes the skin by stimulating the flow of blood through the body. It is both invigorating and highly beneficial to the skin. So even though you may not really enjoy the process, just think of the all the good it�s doing you!
  • Use a good moisturizer. Choose a highly protective day cream which contains zinc oxide, and provides SPF30 protection to form a barrier against the elements. Creamier, water-in-oil emulsions are best. And don�t forget about your lips. Chapped lips are often the most noticeable problem for a lady in the winter. Use a highly moisturizing lip balm which provides a protective barrier, with vitamin E for good elasticity.
  • Exfoliate at least twice a week. This will remove dead cells and allow the skin to absorb extra moisture. The oil which we all complain about in the Summer is no longer being produced because of cooler winter temperatures and central heating. Therefore the skin looses the water which should be retained in the lower dermis of the skin. This can lead to premature aging of the skin and fine lines, whilst your skin can appear puffy and grey. Nice!
  • Drink a glass of hot water with lemon. This Chinese herbal remedy is a sure-fire method of energizing your body. It will de-tox your entire system, including the liver and gall bladder. This means that your body will be able to clean the blood faster to get rid of toxins responsible for bad skin.
  • Simply sleep! Money can�t buy the benefits of a good nights� rest. Your oxygen levels will drop if you don�t get enough sleep, meaning that your cells will not be renewed as quickly. This is when degenerative skin aging sets in. Try to get seven, if not eight or nine hours of rest a night to achieve absolutely painless benefits. It�s ideal!

Love Your Skin this winter - Follow the winter Beauty Tips..

The skin is the most important part of the body because it covers your inner. If it looks well maintained then it means that you have care for them. The dull,torn skin shows ones ignorance about beauty. Here are few winter beauty tips.
The skin is the most essential part of ones body. Since it’s like the face of every organ. So how can you forget your skin care this winter where you try many beauty tips for the face only? Here are few beauty tips which are the gem of the winter beauty tip.
Wash well-before going on the ahead winter beauty tip you have to keep clean your skin first. This skin may be of any part of the body. Just wash it well to keep it clean. The motive of this winter tip is to keep away the germs and avoid common infections. You can use the face wash, body leather lotions to clean the skinthouroughly have this beauty tips always.
Moisture head to toe-Most of the people think that beauty tips are only for the face and the neck, It’s not true at all. Here is the general beauty tip for all body that moisture your body from head to toe. In order to give it nutrition and a sizzling, loved soft outlook. Follow this winter beauty tip musty if you have dry skin in particular.
Don’t expose skin much-the most essential and demanded winter beauty tip is to cover you skin .Never let it be expose to sun and cruel winds of winter. You can wear long sleeves and long necked sweaters to keep you skin hidden. Remember this winter beauty tip since the sun and climate have damaging effects on skin in different weather and in winter it’s harsh.
Have you pedicure-Have your pedicure more frequently. The winter beauty tip about the pedicure is that it not only enhances the cleaning level but nourishes the skin. You can use body, hand lotion like latest Vaseline 24 hours protection or you can also do it at home manually which requires salt, hot water and cream you use daily. Keep that winter beauty tip in mind that pedicure is must both in winter and summer.
The skin is as much important as delicate it is. Love you skin this winter and protect it form winter harshness by following our winter beauty tip.

Winter Beauty Tips to Cure Cracked Heels

Get rid of flaky and cracked heels by our simple winter beauty tips.
Beauty is not just limited to fresh skin and glowing face; in fact it should be focused on every part of your body. With the arrival of winter most of us face the problem of cracked heels, which restrict us to wear a particular type of shoes. Women with flaky and cracked heels can only dream of wearing fancy shoes with high heels, as the improper situation of their feet didn’t allow them to enjoy the charm.
Other than the bad look and appearance that cracked heels gave to your feet, it is also very painful while walking. Cracked heels are not something that cannot be cured or prevented. With our simple and beneficialbeauty tips you can experience the soothing and relaxing heels with silky feel.
The main reasons that are responsible for cracked heels are age factor, excessive dryness and above all carelessness. Many people only concentrate on face and hands, and don’t give enough care to their feet and heels. By following our winter beauty tips, you can get baby like skin of heels and a liberty to wear any kind of shoes and footwear.
All these remedies are natural beauty tips and can be easily tried at home, which have always brought in good results without any fear of side effects.
Beauty Tips with Ripe Banana: You can use ripe banana as a miraculous beauty aid by applying it thoroughly on dry andcracked heels for about 10 to 15 minutes. With this beauty tips you will experience smooth and slippery heels.
Beauty Tips with Olive Oil: To heal and protect cracked heels massage your feet with Olive oil before going to bed. To make most out of this beauty tips, don’t rinse the feet after applying and wear a pair of socks overnight for soft and supple heels.
Beauty Tips with Rose Water: The miraculous rose water beauty tips are also worked for cracked heels, when combined with glycerin. By applying the mixture for regular 15 days on your feet, you will be amazed to see your cracked heels vanishing.
Beauty Tips for Cleaning and Moisturizing: Daily or weekly cleansing and moisturizing are very important winter beauty tips to get rid of cracked heels. For healthy heels try a foot soak in warm salty water for 10-15 mins at the end of the day. After cleaning your feet, apply a good moisturizing foot cream to attain supple and soft heels.
By following these winter beauty tips for cracked heels, the idea of exposing the heels will not irritate you, and you can flaunt your feet with stylish stilettos.