Tired Of Your Look? Do Something Drastic?

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It’s surprisingly easy to find yourself feeling unhappy with your own personal style, or in some case, your lack of style. After all, human beings are naturally pretty expressive, and if you don’t feel as though you’re saying anything with the way that you’re presenting yourself to the world, then you’re going to end up getting bored pretty easily. Whether you’re into fashion or not, the truth is that there are few ways to show the world who you are and what you’re made of than through your style. So how can you start to make more of your style and use it to express yourself more? Well, why not do something drastic and different with it? Here are just a few examples of how you can start pushing your style in new and creative direction.

 

Hair

 

If you’re feeling like your look is getting kind of old and drab, then your hair may be the perfect place to start. After all, it’s often one of the first things that people notice about you and can be on of the most distinct things about a person. Of course, the most obvious thing that you can change about your hair is the color. Whether you choose a new natural hue or you decide to embrace the rainbow with something wild and colorful, a change of color can have a big impact on how you feel. Of course, if you don’t feel like doing something quick so permanent then companies like CelebWigs have a great range of high-quality wigs available. That way you can experiment with new styles without having to fully commit to one for a long period of time.

 

Makeup

 

Some people like makeup, some people don’t, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. After all, not everyone needs to like the same things as everyone else. However, one mistake that a lot of people make is assuming that makeup can only really do one thing. They use it to cover up little imperfections and smooth out their skins when it’s capable of so much more than that. Why not get creative with it? There are plenty of people out there who use their skin as a canvas and use their makeup palette to express how they’re feeling or who they are. Sure, you might not want to suddenly start painting your face all over, but there are plenty of fun and creative things that you can do with makeup that can offer you a whole variety of wonderful ways to express yourself and show the world who you really are and what you’re really made of.

 

Of course, you don’t need to embrace these kinds of things all the time. Sometimes there’s nothing wrong with a simpler, more subdued look. However, being able to go all out and really express yourself from time to time is one of the very best ways that you can be sure that you’re always showing the world around you exactly who you are.

 

Creating A Balanced And Edgy Ear Party

You’ve all heard of the arm party; where you decorate your wrists in lots of bangled, bracelets, a watch, and anything else you want to pile on to create an interesting look with your accessories. Just take a look at Pinterest if by some phenomenon you’ve never heard of an arm party, and you’ll get the idea. It can be a lot of fun to mix and match your favorite accessories to create a cool look. However, the arm party isn’t the be all and end all these days. These days, it’s all about the ear party! The ear party is one of the newest and coolest ways to add interest to a look. However, it must be balanced out right to look amazing. Here’s how you can create your own:

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Your Statement Earring

Your statement earring will ideally be located in the first hole. This could be a large hoop, or something smaller, but it should definitely be a pretty, cool, or noticeable shape. You can buy pearl earrings that fit the bill perfectly if they would suit your style. Once you have your statement earring in the first hole, you can move on to the rest of your ear.

 

Second Holes

If you have your second holes pierced, you need to make sure you have something not too heavy but still cool in this one. Ideally, it’ll be simple but noticeable. It should enhance your statement earring rather than take the attention away from it.

 

Third Holes

In your third hole, it’s a good idea to have something small and graphic, like a star. This shape is perfect, but you can have anything you like.  

 

Fourth Hole

In the fourth hole, you want to go for something understated again. Some people choose a simple stud, for instance. When you carefully spread out your statement pieces and your understated pieces, you create a balanced look that can work on anyone.

 

Making Your Way Up The Ear

As you make your way up the ear, using hoops that hug the ear is a great way to add more texture. You can use as many as you like. Faux hoops are great if you’d rather not get a cartilage piercing, as well as ear cuffs. An ear cuff can simply be clipped on and away you go. You can find them in all sizes to suit whichever kind of look you’re going for that day!  

 

Asymmetry is Key

When you’re creating your ear party, you must remember that asymmetry is key. You should never have both of your ears the same. Ideally, one will have all of the studs and interest and the other will be kept pretty simple. This is the best way to go about creating the perfect ear party.

 

If you need more inspiration for your ear party, Pinterest and Instagram are great places to start. Here, you’ll get a good idea of how to balance out different piercings and clip ons to create the perfect look. Have fun and see what you can come up with!

 

Aw Hell No! Accessory Problems And What To Do About Them

If the clothes maketh the (wo)man, then it’s the accessories that maketh the outfit. That means they should be treated with as much reverence and respect as the rest of your wardrobe. Not just slung in a corner like a broken toy until they are needed again. With that in mind, here is a guide to help you take the best care of your accessories, as well as fix any problems with them. Allowing you to wear them for seasons to come.

 

Necklaces

 

There is nothing like a good necklace be it a statement piece or something more delicate. But what can you do when the piece you really want to wear isn’t looking its best? Read on to find out.

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Knotted

 

Argh! The frustration of being ready to run out the door as soon as you put your necklace on only to find out that the chain is all tied up and knotted in a ball. So annoying, but did you know that you can solve this little conundrum with two simple ingredients?Yup that’s right a little oil, baby or olive will do fine, and some pins. That is all you need.

 

Although it is a good idea too to grab a tray as this will stop any mess. Then lay the knotted necklace down flat, making sure it’s unclasped and then apply a little oil to the knot, using the pin to work into the small gaps and loosen, and voila you have an unknotted necklace! Just wipe it down, and it’s ready to wear. You’re welcome!

 

Tarnished

 

Another necklace problem, especially if you are keen on wearing sterling silver is tarnishing. This when you get a black or green stain on your otherwise perfect choice, ruining its once pristine look.

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Luckily, although it looks pretty gross tarnishing isn’t the end of the world, and there are plenty of things you can do about it. The most obvious of course is to remove the tarnish as recommended by the jewelry store Evulfi, with a cotton cloth. It can also help to minimize any contact with damp or water, as this will only speed up the process and cause you more work in the long run.

 

Broken  

 

Breaking your favorite necklace is no fun, let me tell you. Especially if it’s the only accessory that will complete the outfit that you have on right now. So, is it possible to fix them? Well, yes but it does help to know that there are two main types of break. The first is where one side of the clasp comes loose, the second is where the chain itself breaks, and it’s this latter one that is a little more complicated.

 

To fix a clasp, all that is really needed is to reattach it. Simple as long you have both the side of the clasp that’s missing and the jump ring. If not, you can buy these cheaply online. Use needle nosed pliers to manipulate the jump ring through the chain and the clasp, and you’re done.

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To fix a broken chain is not as easy but it can still be done. If you want a permanent fix, it’s likely to will have to take it to a jeweler’s though. However,  you can get crafty with a bit of invisible fishing line for a fast fix. Check out http://thenoblewife.blogspot.co.uk for the process in detail.

 

Shoes

 

No outfit is complete without the right footwear, but what can you do if your shoes are causing you more problems than they should? Keep reading to find out.

 

Heels sink

 

We’ve all been there, had the perfect heels on that make our legs look killer and match our outfit down to a tee. Only to have them ruined by having to walk on grass where they sink in all the way up to the heel.
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So what can we do about this problem? Well, it’s more about prevention than cure, so if you are already at a wedding or a garden party, the best you can do is try and stay off the grass, and wipe up any damage that has already been done to the material of your shoes, especially if they are suede.

 

Although, if you know you are going to be in a situation like this, ahead of time you may want to try heel guards. These are plastic devices that attached to the heel of your shoe to increase its surface area. This redistributes the weight placed on them making it much harder for them sink into the ground.

 

Rubbing

 

They say pride is painful, but does it truly have to be? I say no, to being hobbled when wearing you most on trend footwear. So to help you avoid blisters and rubbing you can break your shoes in beforehand. Yes, this does mean wearing them around the house with a thick pair of socks! Not the most glamorous thing in the world, I will grant you. But it certainly does the job!

 

You can also use anti-rub products such as blister balm which reduces the friction between your skin and the shoe and so helps to stop blisters. Finally, if you already have a blister, then a clear blister patch can protect it and your shoe, maintaining any pain too.

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Looks tatty

 

Lastly, with regard to shoes, isn’t it just awful when your favorite pair start to look a little too old and worn to wear out? Maybe the soles and heel are starting to wear down and slant, or it could be that there are scuffs and marks that can’t be removed with a quick polish.

 

If it’s the former, then you best is to take them to a cobbler to get repaired. Be sure to not delay though, as if they have become too worn down it might not be possible to re-heel or resole them.

 

If it’s the latter, then one option is to give them a new lease of life by using some shoe dye, usually in a darker color. As this will mask any marks and scuffs, and still allow you to wear your favorite pair, few more times at least.

 

Bags
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Of course, no fashionista would be seen dead on a night out without a chic bag to finish off her outfit. Unfortunately, just like necklaces and shoe, bags can be problematic as well. So keep reading to find out what you can do to fix any bag issues you come across.

 

The handles breaks

 

Unless it’s a clutch, the most used part of any handbag is going to be the handles. As this is what you use to pick it up and carry it around. That means they are more susceptible to breakages than any other area of the bag, and also render the item useless until fixed. But, can you fix it yourself?

 

Well, in a way you can, as long as you don’t mind a bit of designer inspired modification. I’m talking about replacing the handles here with a scarf a la Hermes. As this allows you to have a usable item and repair it for a price that suits your budget. You can also customize your bag with your own choice of scarves and even switch it up to match different outfits. Actually improving on the original item by making it infinitely more usable.

 

Wrong color

 

You know that designer bag you bought in the sale? The one that you love, but have never worn because it’s just the wrong shade of purple or red to be on trend this season? Yeah that one, go fetch and listen up!

 

You can transform said bag, and pretty easily too if it’s leather or a cotton material. For cotton bags, you can just use a washing machine dye. Although do be careful to remove any metal fixings before you do this.

 

For leather bags, you can change the tone by applying polish in your choice of color and then fixing it with a sealing product. If the bag is too bright a little black or brown, or the same colored in a more muted shades can work wonders. Again just be mindful of fixtures and fitting that you don’t want to get any color on during the process.

 

Zipper breakages

 

Lastly, something that can truly make your blood boil is when you have everything you need, your makeup, mirror, phone, and wallet in your bag, and you go to open it and the zip breaks! Sealing all of your essential items inside. Great!
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If this doesn’t happen to you, don’t panic though. Just head to the nearest store and ask them to borrow a paper clip. Then you can (temporarily) replace the zipper with a said paper clip, and this will allow you to at least open and close your bag while you are out. OK,  so it won’t look beautiful, and it’s not a long term option, but it will buy you enough time to get on with your day, then you can swap it out for another fully functional purse when you get home.

 

3 Things Nobody Tells You About Getting Older

For the most part, no one likes to think about getting older, despite knowing deep down that sooner or later crow’s feet will start to appear and your laughter lines will get deeper. The fact is that aging is a fact of life; you can’t stop it – you may be able to slow it down, but you can’t stop aging indefinitely. Instead of fearing the aging process, embrace it – take care of your skin, and you will feel better about getting older, that’s a promise!

 

To give you a heads up about what comes with aging, below is a guide to three things that no one tells you about aging.

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  1. Your foundation will settle in your laughter lines

 

Don’t call them wrinkles, always refer to them as laughter lines – it sounds better and will make you feel better. As you get older and your laughter lines deepen – this process begins in your mid to late twenties. Because of this, you may notice that your foundation begins to settle into your laughter lines, making them more visible, which isn’t what you want. The answer is to start the day with a moisturizer that contains collagen and elastin, to tighten your skin and help smooth out any lines. It’s also worth using a primer before applying your makeup so that your face has a smooth base – priming products fill in your laughter lines to give foundation a smooth base to be applied to.

 

  1. Beauty treatments will become your best friend

 

As you get older, beauty treatments will become your best friend. In your twenties, you may not choose to invest in beauty treatments all that often, but by the time you reach your mid-thirties, you will no doubt be investing in these on a regular basis. Whether you choose to have microdermabrasion, dermal fillers, facelift treatment – you can learn more about a facelift procedure by reading up online – or a chemical peel, you will find that undergoing regular beauty treatments will help to make you feel better about getting older. As many as 45% of women admit to undergoing some form of anti-aging beauty treatment, as a way of helping them to feel better about the aging process.

 

  1. You will need to exfoliate more often

 

The fact is that as we get older, our skin does too, and with age, the way that your skin works, changes. In your teenage years and early twenties, your skin sheds cells on a regular basis, which is why your skin looks so bright and clear. However, as your skin gets older, it takes the cells longer to shed naturally, which is why it’s recommended that you exfoliate at least twice a week to help speed up the skin regeneration process.

 

There you have it, three things that nobody tells you about getting older and the impact that aging will have on your beauty regime. The fact is that no one wants to get older, but it is a part of life, which is why it’s so important to embrace it and learn to love your skin, regardless of your laughter lines.

 

Activewear Trends You Will Want In Your Wardrobe

With so many great activewear brands and options to choose from these days, there is no surprise that gym-esque style is rocking the high street. Even people who aren’t actually heading to the gym look chic in their activewear, and why wouldn’t we want to embrace the latest trends? After all, activewear can be practical for your daily routine as well as being comfortable. Which is why I thought I would share with you some of the latest activewear trends. Whether you use them for them gym, lounging around at home, the school run or the shopping, these trends will see you through until it is time to pull out the cosy knits and skinny jeans combinations once more.

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The oversized sweatshirt

 

Many brands are taking the oversized sweatshirt to the next level and there is no surprise why. It looks fantastic when teams with leggings or pants, as well as being something you could wear with jeans to go out anywhere other than the gym. It has got to the point now where you can find smart slogans on sweatshirts and get them in an array of colours. It is definitely a good choice for the in between season weather we are about to get used to.

 

The leggings

 

Leggings or yoga pants are becoming something many people are choosing to wear during the day. Even if they don’t intend on exercising too much. A versatile item of clothing that can be worn when doing the food shopping, or simply around the home. As well as being the perfect accompaniment to a hefty workout. A quick search online for the best yoga pants will identify that you can get them in jazzy prints as well as different colours.

 

Cut out or jazzy tank tops

 

The jazzy vest or tank top is back and this time they are uber stylish. With cut outs in the back, mesh styling and even some fun slogans across the front to keep you motivated. Tank tops are a great fit usually and offer greats support, and work well with the standard pants or even with jeans if you wanted to dress up your style a little.

 

Crop tops or bralets

 

Are you brave enough to wear a crop top or bralet in the gym? No longer do you need to hide those abs if you have them, as it is now becoming a common trend for people to workout in the crop tops and bralets accompanied with yoga pants or leggings. It’s comfortable and cool. But people are also choosing to wear them during the day as comfortable loungewear or underneath the oversized sweatshirt.

 

The bomber jacket is making a comeback

 

Finally the bomber jacket is making a comeback with a band as being a staple in any activewear combination. Whether you choose for some of the specific fabrics that are breathable, or just like the look of one of them, they work perfectly well as the “go to” jacket for in between seasons.

Saving Money & Looking Your Best: Two Sides Of The Same Coin

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It is often believed that you need to spend a lot of money in order to look your absolute best. Readers of this blog will know exactly what I think of that idea. Still, it is a notion which seems to persist, so it’s always useful to have a deeper look at the underlying issues. The truth is that looking good and being happy with your bank account are two sides of the same issue. There are many ways in which going for the cheaper route means you will be healthier and look better, and you might be surprised at some of the most effective means of doing this. Let’s look at why a healthy wallet often goes hand in hand with a healthy you.

 

The Uniquity Of Your Style

 

From a fashion perspective, what matters most is whether or not you have a style of your own – not how much you spend on your clothes. In fact, as I have said elsewhere, there might even be an argument for spending less in order to have a more unique look. Take a look at http://www.listotic.com/50-brilliant-storage-ideas/ for more tips of this kind. If you go rummaging through thrift stores and the like, you are likely to end up looking much more original than if you overspend on some more popular items. Fashion means looking good for you, not adhering to someone else’s standards – and once you realize that, you can suddenly chop your wardrobe bill in half, and look even better for it.

 

Healthy Is Cheap

 

A huge part of looking great is taking care of your body. It is no secret that this has a profound impact on your appearance. The good news here again is that the cheaper options are often the healthiest. If you want to improve your diet, for example, you will find that it is generally cheaper to go healthy than to binge on fast food. Fruit, vegetables and a little protein – that’s all you really need, and that is the cheapest grocery list in history. The same is true of your sleep schedule. Sleep, as we all know, affects your health and your appearance in huge ways. If you think you could do with more sleep, or better quality sleep, then you can make simple changes to make that happen – which won’t cost you a penny. Put down the caffeine, pick up the running shorts, sort out your evening routine. And when you do need to change up your bed to get better sleep, you can use mattress.review to ensure that you only spend as much as necessary. You never need to splash out for good sleep.

 

The Difficulty Of Skincare

 

Skincare seems to be full of dichotomies, but some of them are useful to bear in mind if you want to both save money and look your best. Generally, the less product you use on your skin, the better, as over time it only irritates the skin and causes its appearance to actually worsen. Of course, this means that you will be spending less money on your skincare regime than previously, and that is good for the bank balance as well. Once again it seems that looking great and putting away the pennies go hand in hand.

Investing in Timeless Style Is More Cost Effective Than Following Fashion

If you are someone that loves the smash and grab thrill of buying all the latest cuts and designs when you go shopping, you could also be someone that is wasting their hard-earned cash. This is because, as Coco Chanel once said: “Fashion is designed to go out of style.” Meaning by definition the items you are purchasing will only have a finite life in your closet. However, if you put an emphasis on style rather than trends you can invest in statement pieces that you pay for once and can wear forever. Ensuring you always look fabulous without spending a fortune, or being a victim to the latest trends, whether they suit your or not.

 

Quality diamond jewelry

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One thing that every girl should have in her wardrobe ensemble is some great diamond jewelry such as rings and pendants. Why? Well, diamonds are so versatile! The just about go with everything, so you don’t have to worry about matching the right colors to the rest of your wardrobe. You can also grab almost any piece when you are in a rush in the morning, safe in the knowledge that it will look good no matter what outfit you have on.  

 

Of course, diamonds aren’t cheap in the short-term, and you need to protect your investment finding advice from someone like Your Diamond Guru, online. Someone that can help familiarize you with the 4 C’s, color, cut, clarity, and carat. Then you know when you do come to buy your jewelry items you will be making a sound investment and have something that will last a lifetime.

 

A classic vintage handbag

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The next super stylish investment piece you should consider purchasing is a vintage designer handbag like a Chanel 2.55 classic or a Gucci tote. Why? Well, it’s because they not only ooze style and class, but they are often way cheaper to purchase than a new bag made by the same company. So you get to achieve the style kudos you’re looking for without breaking the bank. Designer bags are also made so well that if you invest in one that is in good condition, you will be able to get plenty of wear from it. Even passing in down the generations in your family if you look after it well.

 

A simple capsule wardrobe

 

Lastly, for a timeless style that doesn’t cost the earth, base your wardrobe around a few key capsule items. You can start very small with this. Throwing out all the items you no longer wear and using as few as three tops, three bottoms, and three-second layers like cardigans and jackets instead. Just make sure pick them cleverly to go with one another so you can get many looks without having to spend a fortune on lots and lots of clothes.

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Then you can gradually add new items to your wardrobe over time, picking things that fit well, and are a style and color match for the rest of your capsule. This will then allow you to buy less, and spend less, while still; have plenty of stylish outfits. As well as not be at the mercy of every single new trend that the catwalks dictate.

Why Paying $300 for a Shirt Doesn’t Make You Fashionable

One of the most obnoxious and pretentious things in the world has to be high-end fashion. While there are good cases to be made for well-constructed garments, there’s a difference between paying for something that is worth the money and paying for a brand name. In most cases, a brand name is synonymous with the quality of something. For example, if you buy an Apple or Samsung product then you’re going to expect top-notch quality because of the brand name. They can’t afford to harm their appearances because they decided to use a cheap material or something on their phones.

 

The fashion world, however, has high-end fashion where a single shirt could cost over $300 purely because of the brand name itself. Anyone who is passionate about fashion understands the difference between a well-constructed piece of clothing and something that just screams “brand name”, and it’s ultimately not worth paying 10 or more times the price for a stock shirt just because it has a brand name on it.

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If it’s the look you want, then define your own style

 

Finding your personal style can be tricky especially when you have the public staring at you, but in all honesty, you shouldn’t care what others think unless you’re in a situation where appearances matter. For instance, if you’re going to work, then you don’t want to wear a multicoloured sweater when everyone else is wearing a suit. Similarly, you’re making an appearance at a casual club then you probably don’t want to turn up with a fancy suit that will just get damaged and make you look out of place.

 

It’s understandable that you want to fit in, but when it comes to your daily walk or just heading out to meet friends, then why not pick out your own style? You don’t need to conform to any standards, just wear what makes you personally comfortable. You can represent your favourite shows and wear a shirt that screams you’re a total geek for something, or you could wear something cute because it fits your personality. You can visit Jayli or other similar clothing brands instead of popular retailers to find unique garments that fit your style. Don’t let trends, stores and brands define what your style is—look for clothes that fit your needs and personality instead.

 

Trends come and go, just like fashion

 

Trendy fashionable items such as shoes and shirts will eventually fade away. Just because you’re wearing a shirt that cost you $300, it doesn’t mean that anyone is going to understand what it is or why you paid so much for it. It’s just a brand, at the end of the day, and most people aren’t going to be able to tell the difference between a real one and a fake.

 

Add to that the seasonal shifts in collections and your shirt is probably going to be forgotten and lost in your wardrobe in a few month’s time. In fact, if you wear it out in the open then you might even be seen as “old” or unable to keep up with fashionable trends, forcing you to keep up with the latest collections.

 

SImply put, buying fashionable items just because of the brand or because of the hype surrounding them is a terrible idea. It doesn’t make you fashionable and it sure doesn’t make you smart. Buy and wear whatever makes you comfortable instead.

7 Ways To Ward Off Wrinkles

 

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Want to stay looking youthful? Wrinkles can often be deterred through a number of lifestyle choices. Here are just a few ways that you can stop your skin from aging as rapidly.

 

Hydrate yourself

 

Wrinkles are largely caused by dry skin. When skin is moist, it is more stretchy and supple and wrinkles are less likely to develop. Drinking lots of water can keep the skin from going dry. You should be aiming to drink 8 cups of water a day and more when partaking in heavy exercise.

 

Moisturise

 

Our skin secretes an oil called sebum that also helps to prevent our skin getting dry. As we age, our ability to produce sebum is reduced. Applying moisturiser every day can act as a substitute for this lack of sebum. Start moisturising when you’re young and you’ll delay wrinkles even more so.

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Stay safe in the sun

 

UV rays from the sun may give us a nice temporary tan but are terrible for our skin in the long run. On top of drying out our skin and promoting wrinkles, too much sun exposure can cause conditions such as skin cancer to develop. Slapping on sun cream can help to limit the harm done by these UV rays. Sunglasses are also good for our skin – they prevent us from squinting which in turn prevents crow’s feet from forming on the corner of our eyes.  

 

Receive more retinol

 

Retinol is one of the best anti aging ingredients your body can get. It’s present in many foods such as fish, milk and other dairy products. You can also buy supplements and creams for your skin that are rich in retinol.

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Eat healthy fats

 

The emphasis here is on the word ‘healthy’ – fats in fast food are bad for your skin, making it too greasy and therefore prone to spots. Healthy fats are founds in foods such as almonds, avocado, walnuts and Brazil nuts, all of which can provide anti-oxidants to the skin. Omega-3 as found in fish is perhaps the greatest healthy fat, reducing inflammation in the skin, speeding up healing of scars and reducing spots and acne. This can all help preserve the skin’s youth.

 

Get more sleep

 

It’s when we’re asleep that our bodies find time to repair themselves. By not getting a good night’s kip, you could be stopping your skin from healing, causing it to age more quickly. A lack of sleep however can also result in puffy eyes, which can later turn into permanent bags. Trying to get seven hours sleep each night could ward off these unsightly wrinkles.

 

Pack in smoking

 

Smoking reduces blood flow to your skin. This stops oxygen and important nutrients from getting to your skin and so results in dryness, paleness and more susceptibility to wrinkles. By quitting smoking, you could save your complexion by allowing these nutrients to flow to the skin. Giving up smoking will also prevent yellowing of the skin caused by nicotine.

 

The Best Medicine? Slowing Down

There has probably never been a time in history where people are more rushed off their feet than now. The onset of the information age often feels a little more like the information overload age, and one of the many negative and destructive effects of this is that most people go about their lives in a hasty manner. While you might well find that this gets a lot of work done, it is also likely that you experience a lot more stress than is really necessary. This stress will only lead to a poorer condition of health; couple that with the fact that people find it harder than ever to find time to go to the doctor, and you have a real situation on your hands. So what can we do about this epidemic of rushed lives?

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Find The Time To Slow Down

 

For how inevitable the quick pace of life might seem, the truth is that you can always find ways to slow it down a little. Even if you work a hundred hour week, there is no reason you can’t take a little time out every week to improve your relationship to yourself. For those who are really keen on slowing down a little, learning a simple breathing meditation might be the best way to go. This doesn’t have to be anything fancy, and you don’t need to visualise anything. Just get into the habit of taking three deep and considered breaths throughout your day. You can do this at any time, along with anything else you might be doing, and it will dramatically improve how fast time seems to be going by.

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Still Get The Medical Help You Need

 

One major consequence of being rushed off your feet is that you will often feel as though you don’t have time to get the medical help you might need. But the truth is that, no matter what health issue you may have, you can be sure to still get the relevant medical treatment and attention necessary. You just need to look into what ways there might be around it. Firstly, you might be able to get help if you speak to a Dr online. Or you could try and take some time out of your working day to go and visit the doctor. Either of these are helpful, and you will be glad that you prioritised your health above getting more work done. No matter how busy you are, you still need to pay attention to your health.

 

Vacations Are A Medicine In Their Own Right

 

If you are mostly rushed around because of your work, then you might want to look into booking as much vacation as you can. In most jobs, you will have some kind of paid leave, and it only makes sense to make good use of that if you are serious about looking after yourself. You will find that taking a holiday every now and then helps you to recharge and re-energize, and it allows the build-up of daily stress to dissipate as well.

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