Health & Spirit

Health and Beauty Tip -- Powder in the Heat

If it's hot and humid outside, make sure to use loose powder when you put on your makeup. Apply with a large cosmetics brush. This will set your foundation and make it less likely to run in the heat.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Keep Foundation Up-to-Date

You will most likely need new foundation every season, especially if you tend to (or like to) tan in warmer weather. Make sure to have a close look at your foundation and keep up with what matches each season.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Popular Hairstyles

Hair with "movement" is the popular thing -- fortunately, any length of hair is "in"! Get layered cuts and texturing to increase colume, and flip (but don't curl) ends over or under with a blow dryer or paddle brush. If you have hair that's shoulder-length or longer, uneven layers work best.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Easing a Cold

There's no cure for the common cold, but there are a few things you can do to ease the symptoms and get well more quickly. Keep a cup of warm water with table salt mixed in nearby at all times and, whenever you can, gargle with it. Make sure the water is warm, but not too hot, and that the salt remains mixed in. Doing this on a regular basis ...Read more

Health and Beauty Tip -- Filing Your Nails

Whether you're going for an in-home manicure or just want to clean up your nails, make sure you file correctly. Don't file your nails back and forth, as you may be accustomed to doing -- instead, file from side to side, in one direction. Also, make sure your nails are shaped into oval tips.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Taking Care of Longer Hair

If you're trying to grow your hair out, start using a wide-toothed comb on your hair while it's wet. Using brushes as your hair gets longer can lead to frizz and split ends.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Lemons for Your Face

Lemon juice, with its high acid level, can help remove age spots. Don't expect to see results right away -- it tends to take several weeks. If you prefer, you can try red onion instead.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Bronzing Powder

In a pinch, you can use bronzing powder as a natural-looking blush. It can also reduce the noticability of a double chin.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Stylish Eyeshadow

Even if you're just doing simple makeup, ideally you should use three shades of eyeshadow. Use the darkest color on the lid, the lightest just below the brow bone, and fill the rest with the medium shade.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Don't Neglect Your Appearance

Even if you're staying home today and no one is going to see you, go through your regular hygiene routine. Skipping a day could be detrimental to your skin, hair, and teeth ... and keeping up will make you feel better, too.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Simple Blemish Safeguard

It's not surprising that just about anything near your face can affect how clear your skin is. Make sure to keep the mouthpiece of your phone clean, and don't chew on your writing utensils -- or, if you can't help it, wash those, too.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Clean Your Brushes

Dirty makeup brushes can build up with oil and bacteria with repeated use ... and if you're prone to acne, this can be especially disastrous! Clean your brushes and applicators at least once every two weeks. You'll be amazed how effective this is!

Health and Beauty Tip -- Storing Perfumes

Make sure all your perfumes and colognes are capped tightly and kept out of direct sunlight -- they don't have to be kept cold, but a cool, dark place helps it last longer. And don't save up several different perfumes for later. The scent will change over time. Use it when you get it!

Health and Beauty Tip -- Applying Perfume

Only use perfume on your skin, on your pulse points; anywhere else, it won't last (and won't be very detectable). Don't apply any behind your ears, and when you put it on your wrists, don't rub them together -- this will alter the scent.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Short Hair

If you have long hair and have decided to get it cut short, do so slowly over time. It's better for your hair, and not quite as shocking to your friends and family!

Health and Beauty Tip -- Bad Haircuts

Even if you're trying to grow out a bad haircut, make sure to keep it trimmed properly. In the meantime, bandannas and hair accessories can be used to your advantage to keep you looking at least somewhat stylish while you wait for your hair to get back to normal!

Health and Beauty Tip -- Time for a Haircut

You should get your hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks to avoid problems with split-ends and flyaways. If the ends of your hair are getting fuzzy, that's a good sign that you're overdue for a cut.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Choosing Scents

You may not know it, but your favorite scent is actually influenced by your body chemistry -- you're very likely to pick something that works for you if you go by instinct. Before you buy that bottle of perfume, though, wait a few minutes after you've sprayed some on from the tester. Scent can change given time.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Hydrating Your Skin

If you don't use extra-moisturizing cream already, switch to it for winter. For extra hydration, apply it while your skin is still wet.


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