My family have endured the double edged joy of our mother having reached the grand age of 90. So what you’re thinking, millions have reached 100. In our case it’s remarkable though because mum was deemed to be in need of ‘end of life care’ some 7 years ago. The fact she is still breathing, in absolute luxury in a care home is down the absolutely remarkable but terrifyingly expensive care she gets. All her life mum has been fiercely proud of her red hair – vibrant, strong and wavy. We are a long line of redheads. Strength and attitude aplenty! Although mum’s skin is still fabulous and unwrinkled, due to unwavering application of moisterisers, her hair has now sucumbed to age and she often squeals at the sight in a mirror – ‘oh I look like the wild woman of Borneo’ . This phrase has been with us all our lives – we have yet to find out who the woman was!
On of the ways to slow down and bring some calmness to an otherwise exhausting home/work/commute routine is being able to get out occassionally and meet up with old pals. The problem is actually finding the time for this to actually happen. A text would circulate bemoaning it’s so many weeks since we last met up, we would try to fix dates taking another 3 weeks of sorting. The relaxation part of the equation seems to get completely lost. I have now taken ownership of the exercise by texting first, with dates I’m definitely available and asking who’s up for joining me, and suggesting somewhere to meet, with a time. Yep, it may sound organised, but in fact this is what the busier of my pals actually like. Someone else to be their social secretary. It has breathed new calmness into an otherwise fraught exercise and we all appreciate that precious couple of hours to ourselves. Win win!
Oh the benefits of getting up early, having a brisk shower and then a short burst of exercise. Hmmm I hear you say. Well after years of steadfast resistance to this throughout my formative years, I now realise what I missed. When I feel sluggish, maybe more tired, less alert, aching when I slouch on the sofa, I step up my activity level and wow, it makes so much difference.
I have at last accepted that sitting down for a quick lunch, whilst watching something on daytime tv catch up, is a disaster for me. I get through the salad, or boiled eggs, but then always nod off in situ. I awake an hour or so later, much scrunched up! So out went lunvhtime viewing, in came brisk walks after breakfast and lunch. These actions have improved my weight, but more importantly, I look and feel much more alive and nowhere near my true age. Hurrah!
Although Christmas time is generally the normal time for selection of perfumes and scent based beauty products, folk do have birhdays throughout the year and deserve to be bought the very best present whatever. Knowing what kind of scent anyone likes is difficult to guess or judge. The only way is to be near someone when they’re wearing something delectable and to ask in a general way whether that is there normal scent or do they try something different all the time. You can always tell from the reply whether they are a ‘one scent only’ person. Once you have he name of the scent, it is possible to visit online sites and ask them to give you ideas for a scent very much along the lines of . . . naming the one you know of.
There are too some really beautifuly body treatment sets offering body washes and shower gel, bath lotion and body lotions and milk.
Keeping winter blues out of our daily beauty routine is a very good idea now that spring has finally decided to make an appearance. Those winter days, when it is very cold, very wet, and usually, very blowy also, mean that we must take extra precautions with our make up and hair. The weather does tremendous damage and not using enough, or any, moisturiser can spell real problems for the skin. I like to use a slightly lighter product from spring onwards.
I personally like to use an anti wrinkle cream on my chin, neck and upper chest area, and a light specifically developed cream for around my eyes. After then applying my body lotion from ankles up and over my arms, my face is then ready for the moisturising cream. Then for a quick touch of eye make up, a spray of fragrance and I’m ready to face the day.
Since 1945, because of excellent improvements within the engineering of fragrance development (i.e., substance style and activity) in addition to the organic improvement of designs and preferences, fresh groups have appeared to explain contemporary smells:
Bright Floral: mixing flower groups & the standard floral. An example could be the Stunning of Estée Lauder.
Natural: a much more and light contemporary meaning of the Chypre kind (sounds like “sheepra”), with crushed leaf obvious cut lawn and cucumber-like smells. These include Estée Lauderis Aliage, Calvin Kleinis Anniversary, and Sisleyis Eau de Campagne.
Marine, Oceanic, or Ozonic: the most recent class in fragrance background, first showing in 1988 Davidoff Cool Water (1988), Christian Dioris Dune (1991), and many more. A clear odor similar to the sea, resulting in most of the androgynous fragrances that are contemporary. Usually includes a fragrance found in 1966, calone, or newer synthetics. Additionally used-to highlight floral, fragrances, and asian.
You can choose from so many different perfumes these days, and it can be difficult to know which one to buy! Here is our handy guide to different perfume options in the shops.
Size: perfumes can come in a wide range of size bottles, enabling you to buy smaller or larger amounts as you need. When trying a new perfume, it makes sense to only buy a small bottle, in case you decide you don’t like the smell, or in case you have an allergic reaction to it. You might want to see if there are any sample bottles to take home, which will mean you can try the scent out over a few days and see how you get on with it before commiting to buying it. Usually, perfumes come in 30ml, 50ml or 100ml bottles.
EDT EDP? EDT means eau de toilette, which is a slightly lighter, diluted fragrance. The perfume oils are diluted with water to form an EDT, which is good for summer times and when you want your fragrance to be a little bit lighter. EDP is pure perfume, and stands of Eau de Parfum. Here, the fragrance is undilted and can be quite strong, so suits the colder months and older people well. The scent lasts much longer then EDT and can be more expensive to buy. But you’ll need much less of it for the same fragrance effect!
Having a truly beautiful complexion is one of life’s lucky happenings that we can help to engineer for ourselves. Apart from the obvious factors of eating healthily and drinking plenty of water, there are other things we can do. Keeping out of sunshine is probably even more important than eating or drinking. It’s so easy to forget and go wandering out on a bright day, completely oblivious to the dangers of UV rays. It is so agreeable to be out in the heat, especially if we have endured a normal British summer – but without the right sun protection designed for the face, then trouble could come in two ways. A seriously aging effect from the heat and sun rays but also the worry of skin cancer. So two very good reasons to not overlook a proper skincare routine.
To get the best possible advice and products for the skin, it is worth browsing a site that concentrates on beauty product and accessories.
The beauty business is vast and seems to be growing by the day. The need for good quality skin care for our face and body cannot be overlooked if we want to retain that glowing youthfulness of not so many years ago. An easy to manage and maintain skincare routine is by far the best approach. If started when a teenager, good habits are formed that bring great skin rewards in middle to later life. Thoroughly removing all traces of eye and face make up is essential. Then applying an anti-wrinkle cream before the main moisturiser, one for day and the matching one for night, will bring great dividends.
It cannot be over emphasised the danger of exposing our skin to the sun without the application of appropriately factored sun protection products. The damage caused by the sun in terms of aging can never be reversed. Another tip, is to drink plenty of good old tap water – you don’t even need to leave the kitchen, water is fantastic to rehydrade the skin.
Why use natural health and beauty products – Using the best and herbal health and beauty products is utmost crucial for best and efficient results. There are thousands of companies and brands that manufacture a variety of health and beauty products and hence this industry has become a billion dollar business producing hundreds of products every year. A large number of people from across the world are in the hunt of best and effective health and beauty products that can help them maintain and make improvement in their body. You will find many products making huge claims about the effectiveness of their products. But, in reality they don’t offer you the desired results. So, it is suggested to use only natural and herbal health and beauty products.
Reason for using natural health and beauty products – The very first reason for using natural and herbal health and beauty products is that they are formulated with herbal extract and natural substances that never causes any effect in your health.