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Health and Beauty Tip -- Green Tea Tonic

For a refreshing trick that's also good for your skin, mix two tablespoons green tea with half a cup of water. Sweep the mixture over your face with a cotton ball and let it evaporate -- you don't need to wash it off.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Alternative to Toner

If you're not satisfied with your toner, or want to try something different, use lemon juice instead. Its natural disinfecting and cleaning properties are popular with models, and is a refreshing alternative to other toners. Make sure you don't have any lemon or citrus allergies first.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Stained Fingernails

If your fingers and nails are stained from nicotine or dark nail polish, use a toothbrush and whitening toothpaste to scrub the stains away.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Color or Highlight?

Women with shorter hair tend to look better with a full color job than with highlights. Medium to long hair looks wonderful with highlights, especially if your hair is also long around the face.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Cover Roots Quickly

If you need to cover your roots and don't have time to dye, use eyeshadow! Spray on a little hairspray, then pat a little eyeshadow along your visible hairline. Gold works best with blonde, and brown works best for dark hair or for covering gray.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Look Thinner in Photos

The way you pose can affect how you look in pictures! To make yourself look thinner, turn a bit sideways with one foot in front of the other, put your shoulders back and your chest out. Not only does it look good in photos -- it's also good posture!

Health and Beauty Tip -- Not Used to Makeup?

If you're new to (or bad at) applying makeup, start with your lipstick. The color and brightness will be a good gauge as to how much you should make up your eyes and cheeks. Remember, never draw attention to more than one part of your face at a time!

Health and Beauty Tip -- Lipstick as Blush

Lipstick can be used as a long-lasting blush, provided you apply it lightly and sparingly. Lipstick has a much darker pigment, and a little goes a long way.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Applying Concealer

When applying concealer under your eyes, pat, don't rub. You'll use less and get more out of what you do use.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Soft Feet

The tough skin on your feet benefits from the heavy moisturizing properties of lanolin. Whether you apply it during the day or under socks before you go to sleep, you'll notice softer skin on your feet in no time!

Health and Beauty Tip -- Great Hair at 40

If you're over 40, try a shoulder-length, layered haircut. Short hair and blunt cuts aren't as flattering. No matter what cut you go with, don't overstyle. Less is more -- keep it natural-looking.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Sunscreen vs. Sunblock

What's the difference? Sunscreen absorbs UV rays and scatters them, while sunblock reflects them entirely. Sometimes sunscreens with SPF numbers of 15 or higher are advertised as sunblock -- but sunblock doesn't need an SPF number, as it reflects all rays. If you burn easily, go with sunblock; if you want a tan, buy sunscreen and make sure ...Read more

Health and Beauty Tip -- Shower Gel

Believe it or not, those popular bath and shower gels can dry out your skin! You're better off using a simple moisturizing bar soap. If you still want to use body wash, check the ingredients and find something that doesn't contain sodium laurel sulfate -- that's what gives gels their negative effects.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Stop Frizzy Hair

If you've got a problem with frizzy hair -- especially if your hair is naturally curly -- limit use of any heated styling tools (including blowdryers) to 2-3 times a week. Let your hair air-dry for the rest of the week.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Applying Product

Are you applying hair products correctly? Just spraying or applying it on top doesn't do much for your hair. Get the most out of your spray or gel by saturating your hair with the product, then combing through using a wide-toothed comb so every strand is coated.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Smooth Flyaways

For small, fine flyaways, don't layer on even more hairspray. Take a baby toothbrush, spray it with hairspray, and brush the flyaway hair gently into place.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Touching up Gray Strands

Rather than doing a full dye job to cover a few gray hairs, buy a mascara wand and basic hair dye that matches your natural color. Use the wand instead of the brush that comes with the dye, and touch up the gray more quickly and with less mess than doing all your hair.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Using Body Scrub at Home

If you have a good body scrub you use at home, scrub towards your heart when you use it. Start at your feet and work up to your torso. When doing your arms, start at the fingertips and work up to your shoulders. Massage gently in circular motions to avoid scrubbing too hard.

Health and Beauty Tip -- 2-in-1 Shampoo

Is 2-in-1 shampoo really as good as they say? If you have normal, healthy hair, yes. But oily hair doesn't need extra conditioner, and dry hair needs even more conditioning than 2-in-1 shampoo offers. If you have dry hair, use regular separate shampoo and conditioner.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Lather, Rinse, Repeat?

If you have short or thin hair, you don't really need a second wash. But if you have longer, thicker hair, you may want to follow the advice on the bottle.

 
 

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