Lip piercing aftercare… relief from every discomfort

Are you worried that swelling is not going away even after six days of lip piercing? Well, you don’t need to, because swelling after lip piercing for primary four to six days is but obvious. But not an issue, because here we bring you some efficacious ways that will speedily cut down the infliction, wounding and swelling caused due to it. Even the aftercare ideas will prove a great help to you. Swelling is the first and foremost stage after lip piercing.


As per the information provided by the professional piercers association, this swelling after getting lip pierced is a general inflammatory procedure which begins to appear from the very first day and turns out to be extreme on the third and fourth day. This irritation will leave your mouth fidgety, hot and tumefied. Still, the question remains the same. How long this trouble will prevail? Though the pain intensifies for about four to six days but actually it starts healing automatically after first three days. So, till the time there are no other issues except numbness and swelling, things will go fine soon. But in case if the jewelry begins to imbed or percolate then you need to make an immediate rush to your piercer and get your jewellery changed to a little big one in size. The reason behind is that when the accessory is small in size, it heightens the amount of pressure and infliction over the nearby tissues and this further leads to redness and increased soreness. Mark a point that if you notice any sort of pain or swelling at the backside of your ears or neck, then you need to rush for a proper medical cure as this signalizes infection.

Another most important thing that you need to take care of is that, if you find that the swelling returns again even after getting cured for once i.e. like after a week or month then this also signalizes infection with lot of potential. So, make an immediate consultation to the doctor without wasting any more time. Moreover, green pus and extreme pain is sure to be a part of new lip piercing.


Though Lip piercing gives you a modern and stylish look but we cannot forget the fact that lip is one of the most sensitive organs of our body which is full of nerves. So, when your delicate lips go through the trouble of swelling, they should be taken the utmost care. Below are some simple measures to cut down the soreness and the best part is that these are available at your home itself so you need not to rush anywhere to search for the relief. These are:

  • To ease yourself from irritation, pain and inflammation, you can take anti-inflammatory medicament like Ibuprofen.
  • Ice has always been considered as one of the best medicaments to cure swelling speedily. Take one small ice cube and apply it over the swelling area. The other way could to be to take one ice cube and let it unfreeze in your mouth. Repeat the same at least five to six times a day and you will feel the comfort soon but use the ice on swollen area for not more than fifteen minutes.
  • While you sleep, add more than one pillow below your head so that blood clots are not formed around the pierced portion. Such a trick will alleviate the reason of causing further infection and irritation.
  • After having food or any eatable and smoking, immediately gargle your mouth with a branded non-alcoholic medicated solution various times in a day. Now how this will help? This will clean your mouth thoroughly and remove any sort of food remains. This will save you from any sort of infection and will not worsen swelling further.
  • As mentioned earlier that little bleeding and swelling are but obvious after getting lip pierced but as the words of precaution it is strictly advisable to deflect smoking, eating, drinking for at least first four to five hours after piercing.
  • Neither use excess mouth wash not do redundant cleaning for more than two times else it might increase your discomfort and soreness.


As fresh lip piercing cause a wound, so at the early stage discomforts like: swelling, pain, numbness is natural and these might continue for some days. Though bleeding is a normal phenomenon with pierced lip but at times it also re occurs with cured piercings too. It might occur after two-three days or after a month. But you need not to panic because if in case bleeding still prevails, all you need to do is to take correct medication. There are many reasons behind such bleeding and those could be:

  • Touching the pierced area again and again
  • Pressurizing the pierced portion and this can happen when you sleep
  • Taking pain killers like aspirin, which also work as blood thinner
  • Consuming alcohol
  • Any sort of bleeding disorder that exhibits the clotting elements
  • Smoking again and again
  • Pulling the crust that has been formed


In case if the bleeding continues after lip piercing, it is not only a sign of major infection but can also be an indicant of any trauma or new injury. Do not even try to remove the crust else it might also lead to bleeding. The appropriate way to do the same should be to clean the pierced area with a saline solution or any medicated mouth wash. Then let the crust drench that solution so that it can be later took out without causing any bleeding further.

Also, do not prefer to go for any externally threaded jewellery or accessory on the pierced part. Rubbing of such jewellery might also initiate this problem. So, the best idea would be to prefer internally threaded accessory or jewellery especially on the fresh lip piercing. To make sure that the threads are not rigid, only check when you hands are clean, that is properly washed. This will help you to prevent any sort of infection. If bleeding still prevails, use ice cubes to provide instant relief.


Though your piercer will definitely guide on the dos and the don’ts after getting lip pierced but here is some additional information which will not only heal the piercing quickly but will help you a lot in saving it from infection and irritation. So, learn and remember these aftercare tips thoroughly so that you can have a safe piercing.

  • Only use a moderate type of tooth paste and tooth brush with gentle bristles to clean your teeth.
  • Smoking & Drinking is strictly prohibited at the early stage of piercing. The reason behind is because smoking alters the PH scale of your mouth and the alcohol dilutes the blood. Still if you can’t resist without smoking then make sure you properly clean your mouth after doing the same.
  • If you are the one who use oral hygiene products which has alcohol content in it then immediately stop doing so after the process of lip piercing. Prefer the one that has been advised to you and do the cleaning only two times in a day and not more.
  • Never ever touch the pierced part with unwashed hands. Make sure that whenever you have to touch it, you clean your hands with a medicated hand wash and then go ahead.
  • Ignore any sort of kissing or oral sex at the early phase of piercing as this might increase the discomfort and there are more chances of diseases getting transferred from one to other.
  • Clean your mouth after having anything so that no food particles are left behind.
  • After getting lip pierced, be a little extra hygienic. Change your bed sheet and pillow covers in every one week so that it does not give rise to any bacterial infection.
  • Do not play with the jewellery or accessory that has been pierced, especially at the initial stage as things might turn worst for you.
  • Avoid eating junk food for some time; rather eat healthy food as much as possible. Consume only healthy things which are rich in vitamins, minerals, nutrients etc. The reason is because a healthy body recovers quickly.
  • Go for saline water soaks for at least two times in day. Dip your lower lip in the saline solution and let the process of healing fasten up.

VERY IMPORTANT: Though there are few professional piercers who advise to move or rotate your accessory or jewellery of the pierced place but as per the feedback it has been found that this has proved to be problematic rather than any sort of comfort. So, avoid doing so if not needed. You are advised to do the same only when you need to clean that place from soap or face wash and that too with lukewarm medicated water. What happens is; at the time of healing, the cells inside the skin configure a tube like structure which helps in healing process and when the jewellery is rotated, healing is interrupted because those cells are destructed. So, it’s better to not to do.


After a new piercing, your top most area of concern should be cleaning, cleaning and only cleaning as this is the only way that can save piercing from getting infected. But yes, this does not mean that you do not any other task apart from cleaning as it is strictly advisable that cleaning should only be done on limited intervals and not much. Remember the proverb-‘Excess of anything is harmful’. So, same goes here as well. Our purpose is to stay away from infection and ensure quick healing. Over-cleaning will defeat our purpose and increase many more problems.

Check out the ways:

  • Only use mild soap to wash your hands and make sure you do so before and after you touch the pierced area.
  • Make the use of a modest mouthwash after you have something or you drink something. In case even if this causes irritation, mix half water to it and then gargle your mouth.
  • While washing face or bathing, make the use of lukewarm water and soft soap. If you wish to clean the pierced area you can do so by creating some lather from the soap but don’t let it stay on the pierced portion for more than half minute. Also, make sure that you thoroughly cleaned the pierced part so that there is no left-over of soap in it else it might cause a big problem for you.
  • Avoid the usage of cloth towels as they are more prone to bacteria and might stuck in jewellery of the pierced area. So, use pat dry paper towel that can be disposed off immediately after use and there are no chances of getting tugged or infected.
  • You can make the saline solution yourself and use it over the lip pierced. All you need to do is to take eight ounce of warm purified water in a clean mug and mix one-fourth teaspoon of sea salt to it and the saline solution is ready. Apply the saline soaks as mentioned for about two times in a day for ten minutes each.

You are sure to look stunning with lip piercing and if you take care of the above points, this tough task can turn out to be very much easy for you. Well, there is no gain without pain but when you have ways to cure the pain why not to use them. With a hope that this article will prove a great help to you, we hope for a safe and healthy piercing. Don’t forget to comment and let us know about your experience.

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Tips To Easily Dispatch Acrylic Nails

Are you among the one of those million girls who is irritated of fixing their chipped nails? If yes, we can really empathize with you. No one admires broke away and knapped nails, instead we hate them for how tardy they make us look. It is not that everyone possesses weak nails because some people are really blessed with strong nails whereas some needs to deal with brittle growths. Brittle nails are technically difficult to be taken care of and that sometimes make us feel the need to opt for alternatives. One of some amazingly beneficial and handy alternatives is ACRYLIC NAILS. These are one of the most popular remedy to outcast the spell of brittle nails. They also possess additional benefits along with providing strong nails, the length and texture which is just so desirable. Well not just this, but there are a lot many pros related to them but where the pros exist, the cons are attached too. Let us tell you some of the most prominent pros and cons of ACRYLIC NAILS.


  • Acrylic nails prove to be an amazing nail extension for women whose natural nails are brittle and feeble.
  • If you are habitual of chewing your nails, that is one most lofty reason of your knapped nails. However, if you opt for acrylic nails you would be enjoying double benefits of forgoing a bad habit because these nails are harden to be chewed and having beautiful nails.
  • Acrylic nails are available in admirable shapes and lengths and thus they prove to be astonishing canvases if you are a nail art lover.
  • They are way more cheap and handy than gel nails and other twins and also last for a longer duration.

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  • When acrylic nails are covered over natural nails for a longer time, it often prevents growth of the natural nails and can lead to some serious damage to them.
  • If acrylic nails are not applied in an appropriate manner they do seem fake and filthy.
  • Hike applying acrylic nails over the natural ones, some chemicals are used which leads to fume formations and chemical reactions in your cuticles thus can damage the cuticle and also can be allergic to some people.
  • Refilling is required on monthly basis if you keep the acrylic nails for a longer time, and this refilling can cost some valuable worth of money.

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Undoubtedly, irrespective of these cons acrylic nails have been saviors for a lot of girls but a complete headache too when the chance comes to remove them. This painful task can be more annoying if we do not properly manage our nails. Possibly, it isn’t that easy to take care of them in the hectic schedule. But it is possible to rescue the pain while removing those nails. Are you thinking how? The answer is one wonder element ‘acetone’.   Yes, you read it right. Acetone can help you remove the acrylic nails at home and save you from all the pain and save some money too. All you need to do is to follow the steps mentioned below. Nevertheless this procedure demands a lot of patience but at the end you will be satisfied with the results.

Apparatus Required:

  • Bottle of Acetone
  • Small tub of hot water
  • Tweezers and nail cutters.
  • Ball of cotton.


Step 1

Take a nail cutter and cut down the lengths of your nail to the minimum length possible. This will make the removal easy and will also cut down the time required to complete the task.


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Step 2

Now take a ball of cotton, dip it into acetone and use it to remove the nail paint from your nails if applied on it. While removing the nail paint, make sure that the color does not cover your hands precisely finger tips.


Step 3

One your nails are all clean then we shall start the removal of nails to do so you would first need to warm up the acetone a bit. How to do that? Take two bowls; Pour acetone in one and hot water in another. Now, take the acetone bowl and locate that bowl into the one that contains hot water.

Step 4

Once acetone gets a bit warmer, soak our hands into it and keep it that way for a span of minimum 20 and maximum 25 minutes in order to allow them to turn gentle to be easy to remove.


Step 5

After 25 minutes as you feel the nails are getting softer then take your hands out and remove the layer of acrylic nail by peeling it off using a pair of tweezers. If you still feel that’s it is hard enough to come out do not forcefully dispatch it. Dip your nails again in the solution for some additional minutes and then continue the removal.


Step 6

Once you dispatch all the nails off, immediately apply specialized oil for cuticles onto your fingers. This will help you to prevent any damage that can happen to your natural nails.


Step 7

At the end, take a good moisturizing cream and apply it onto your fingers and palms.

This is the simplest way to remove the acrylic nails at home. All that is needed is; considerable amount of patience. Try this trick to dispatch acrylic nails easily at home and please tell us how well did it work for you by commenting below.

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Ideas To Prepare Nail Polish Remover At Home

Have you ever thought that there could ever be any other alternative for buying all those expensive and harsh nail polish removers? If not, then consider this now. Don’t be surprised because it is no false that you can prepare a nail polish remover on your own, thus you can actually waive a goodbye to the artificial means; and switch to a cheaper, better, natural and safer means to remove the nail polish without damaging your nail even a bit.


  • Homemade natural nail polish removers are gentle to the nails and cuticles as compared to chemically made removers.
  • Knowing the tricks to prepare homemade nail polish removers can be a rescue always and especially it serves out to be a boon in case you are running out of the bottled one, during the time of emergency.
  • Moreover, these own made nail polish removers are very pocket friendly than the ones purchased from market.

Thereby, take a pen and paper and quickly note down the list of things that will be needed to make nail polish remover by one self. Just give it a try.



Both; lemon juice and vinegar are acidic in nature and thus are great options to be used as ingredients to make an effective remover. Along with this, it is really easy to prepare this blend and use it. All you need to do is to mix both the things in equal proportions and blend well. Then apply the lotion on the nails using a cotton ball. Let the cotton ball absorb the solution and then rest it onto your nail for almost 10-12 seconds then mildly rub the cotton against the nail. If it did not come out at once then repeat the same procedure to get rid of all the remainders. In order to experience an even more effective result just soak the feet in lukewarm water for a few minutes. This will make the nail enamel soft and nail polish could be removed easily; along with that your feet would get a moment of relaxation and cleansing as a cherry on the top.


Rubbing alcohol onto your nails is one magical trick. It not only removes the nail polish and cleanses your nails but along with this, it also serves as a savior too. If you are prone to any kind of skin infection then this could prove to be an unfailing remedy too.

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Before applying it, drench your feet in mildly warm water for at least 5 minutes and then rinse off. Then after, apply it over the enamel and rub gently to dispatch the polish finely and evenly. You will be surprised to see the magic of alcohol.


Doesn’t it sound interesting to use nail polish as a nail polish remover? Well, for a fact it is true. However, this cannot be called a homemade solution but can surely be used as an ultimate rescue in no time, especially if your nail polish remover has been finished and you need it immediately. If you are “thinking how does it work?” Then just experiment. All you need to do is to just apply a layer of transparent nail polish over your nails (if you don’t have one you can use any faint color). While it is wet, take a cotton ball and instantly wipe away the polish. As the result you would encounter magic as the recently applied coat and the base coat both will be dispatched. A must try idea!!



If sometime you are running late of time but that nail paint is either cracked or isn’t matching your dress which implies that you surely need to get rid of it. In such a situation that deodorant bottle is the best way out. All you need to do is to spray it over your nails and rub it off in no time. Since deodorant contains alcohol, it is the reason that it helps in dispatching the paint. Incredible isn’t it because we always believed that deodorant could do nothing more than securing us from that ill-smelling odor.

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The market nail polish removers possess Acetone in a good quantity but the bad news is that Acetone is not good for your nails as it dries your nails and hence turns them rough. So, while making the nail polish remover by ourselves, make sure that the quantity is acetone is reduced and little glycerin is added to the remover so that the coarseness of Acetone does not adversely impact your nails. You can easily get both the ingredients from the chemist store so no need to worry. Check out the process: Take a bowl and pour 200 ml of acetone in it along with two teaspoons of glycerin. Don’t be shocked if you see acetone and glycerin not mixing properly because it is but obvious. All you need to do is add one teaspoon of water to it and mix all the three till the time it turns out to be a consistent solvent. This is all… your own made nail print remover is ready.

Do try them and let us know your feedback. This is sure that you will never opt for the readymade removers once you are used to it. Also, share your ideas if you have any. We would love to hear from you.

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Be Photogenic… 25 Hacks To Ace A Perfect Picture Click

With the trending phones and the urge to have good display pictures for social media websites, all of us are somehow becoming picture freaks. Well that’s fun too, isn’t it? Whether it be selfies, groupfies, snap chats or solos we always try to look our best. However, it isn’t that easy to ace the perfect click which is an obvious reason that behind one profile picture there are 99 or more non-satisfying pictures which deserves an immediate delete. In situation like such, we usually wonder what all those models and magazine queens do to portrait their best in every picture. Well, this need not to remain a secret anymore. We reveal to you some mind-blowing tricks to get the perfect shot in one go; all you would need to do is to read and understand them carefully and then apply while you click your next photo. If you note down these tricks and follow them then we can assure you that next time when you will get ready and look the most beautiful these pictures won’t be able to ditch you by not displaying the same.

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  1. If your eyes are sensitive and you often blink your eyes frequently while taking a picture which ruins the click, then to prevent this just shut your eyes close exactly before the click then open your eyes slowly and immediately click the picture. This will ensure that your beautiful eye gets captured in the shot perfectly and doesn’t give a half asleep look.
  2. While we try to experiment with the angles of the camera to get a stunning picture, he double chin often restricts the creativity, thus to make sure your double chin doesn’t show up; just keep your neck elongated and stretch your chin a bit forward, also try to click pictures from a relatively higher level to your face this will help to enhance the look of your face bones and avoid double chin.
  3. Patchy and pale makeup can also lead to imperfect pictures, thus make sure to put up makeup that matches your skin and blends well in your skin.
  4. Always focus on the beauty of your eyes. To any still image eyes are the focal points so the deeper and bigger your eyes look in the picture the more mesmerizing the picture will look. Therefore decorate your eyes beautifully with a good quality mascara, kohl and eyeliner.
  5. If you will assess the best pictures of yours who would be noticing some pattern, which means that there would surely be an angle from where your picture looks much better than from others. Attempt to replicate those angles and possess along with some creativity to get some great shots.
  6. As it is said Stratum always works thus one prominent way to ensure a flawless grin on your face while you pose for the perfect picture is that while you smile place your tongue at the back of your teeth, try it!
  7. Do not ever underestimate your features specially your eyebrows, at times the density of the eyebrow sharpens the features and appears better in images.
  8. Hair, the most important aspect to be looked upon because they have both the tendency and audacity to destroy any picture. Therefore make sure your hair look shiny and are well untangled before you click the picture.
  9. Red eyes that sometimes get reflected in pictures make you look no less than a ell dressed monster, but don’t worry we have a trick to avoid this. What you can do is look straight to the light exactly before you face the camera. You might be wondering how will it help, right? The light will help your pupil shrink, so when the photo will be clicked the flash wouldn’t reflect in your eyes.
  10. Another amazing way to make your eyes look wider and fresh is to pour a few drops of Visine in your eyes.
  11. It sometime you get caught into a sudden photo session, then to get immediate glow on your face, take a napkin or tissue and cleanse your face with it. After the cleansing is done to get a glowing, rosy red appearance on your cheeks just lightly pinch the area of your cheek bones.
  12. We suggest you to apply light pink blush on your bones of cheeks. This color variance will get a better texture to the skin and add dimensions to it.
  13. Experiment with the angles you click your photo in, instead of trying the hit and trial method notice which profile is the best when it comes to capturing and pose accordingly.
  14. If your problem is that your body looks wide and broad in pictures, trying this cliché pose can make you appear thinner and leaner. To get into this pose your body should be angled sideways with face facing the camera straight and the hands should be place on the hips.
  15. No, where we recommend you light soft blush oh cheeks to appear better on the photo, on the other hand we would strictly say no to put on something shimmery. It is because even a pinch of shimmer on the face can appear to be a lot in pictures, so if you use a shimmer ace powder or concealer either be very sure of how much and in what ways otherwise don’t do it or you will overdo it instead give a matte look to the base and contour sharp bones like the nose bridge and temples with highlighters of soft sheen.
  16. However, not on the face but a touch of shimmer of soft sheen under your neck will help you portray a better and smooth complexion.
  17. Not just your face, posture, camera angles etc. defines the beauty of a picture, but a background plays an important role too. So while opting a background choose the lighter one, say a white wall for an instance. It is because if the background is light the focus gets onto the ace and it helps your face look bright and glowing.
  18. Do not go with dark lip color shades instead choose the brighter ones. The reason behind this theory is that dark lip colors have belittling impact on lips and doesn’t make them outstand therefore opting bright and beautiful colors would be a better option.
  19. If you think that you are not that photogenic like others are, then it is just your misconception. Because people who feel that they do not fit into photographs tend to click lesser photographs and that’s why they could not explore all the dimensions, angles and the best profile of their faces. Therefore begin it and in the starting let the photographer take numerous pictures, notice the pattern among them, see what can be corrected and pose again, soon you will be better than a professional.
  20. Another cliché note is that the pictures taken from higher angles are more likely to look good that the one taken from angles below your face level. Consider this old school trick to crack the code to a mesmerizing picture.
  21. While you pose for a picture, lights around you do matter. So if there is direct source of light we would suggest you not to stand facing towards it or even underneath it because it will lead to formation of unearthly shadows on your face. But if you find a natural source of light such as sunlight it will really make your face shine and help you hack an aced photograph.
  22. Holding a beautiful property such as flowers in hands and posing along with it can help you attain a better and relaxed posture leading to more beautiful appearance in pictures.
  23. To add a gleam to your eyes, focus your eyes to a source of light, make sure not too bright one but a subtle small source of light such as a lamp. This will make your eyes lit up adding a flattering sparkle.
  24. Be simple yet stylish while clicking any pose as Simplicity displays beauty at its best. For a perfect pose, it is important your hair to look equally amazing. So, for this you can apply dry oil or a nice pomatum with light hands and give a distinct look to yourself.
  25. Undoubtedly, a smile looks so fake when you make it appear by saying ‘cheese’, so let go off this age old method and instead actually joke around with the photographer this will help you get that natural, pretty and spellbinding smile.

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So here you go!! Get up and try a few tricks among them. We hope that they will help you for sure and next time when you get a perfect display picture, it will definitely remind you of us.

Stay beautiful, look beautiful. Happy clicking!

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Find A Swimsuit Online To Compliment Your Curves

Finding the right swimsuit is always difficult no matter what size you are, but if you are a plus size woman it is almost impossible to find a flattering suit at a department store. Normally, there are few if any plus size swimsuits in your size and if you do stumble upon a few items, they are some of the worst looking swimsuits ever seen. Tucked away in a dark corner of the store, plus size swimwear is often dowdy and matronly, and certainly never flattering to the curves of a bustier woman. But, now thanks to the online shopping revolution, it has become a little easier now that there is a different method to find plus size swimsuits. The internet has made the search for plus size swimsuits a lot easier. No longer do plus size women have to contend with poorly lit fitting rooms and impatient sales associates. Instead, a plus size shopper can now enjoy the hunt for the right swimsuit with just a few clicks of the mouse.

By shopping for plus size swimsuits online you will find a nearly endless supply of styles in sizes that actually fit and compliment your curves. Online retailers know how hard it is to find plus size clothing and some retailers are stocking more plus size items so that their customers are not disappointed.  There are even a number of online retailers who cater exclusively to plus size women and offer swimsuits that range from sizes eight through thirty-four. Whether you are going to a tropical island for a warm and sunny winter retreat or staying at a hotel with an inviting swimming pool or a hot tub, you can find plus size swimsuit deals online anytime of the year. This means that you won’t have to deal with fitting room dread or the stress of trying to find a swimsuit off-season — after all, there are no seasons online!


Visit a plus size retailer online like swimsuitsforall and start browsing through sexy plus size styles that you can be proud to wear to the beach. Peruse the latest trends intankinis, skirtinis, swimdresses, or high-waisted bikinis, and explore the latest in color trends, like stripes, polka dots, and even color blocking to accentuate your curvy, busty, beautiful body. No more looking and looking for your size only to find just one or two in boring old black. At swimsuitsforall, there are countless swimsuits for you to try in florals or solids, with ruching, or skirt-bottoms, or boy shorts, all designed to complement your curvy figure.

It’s time to see if online shopping for your next swimsuit is a solution for you. It has worked for so many women — now it’s your turn to find shopping satisfaction online. Start your search with an online retailer like swimsuitsforall and you’ll be able to find a racerback style flared tankini top with a high-waisted bottom or a daring, high-waisted bikini, which offers conservative coverage while still being sexy, flirty, and fun. For the best deals in tankinis and other great styles, visit to find the latest trends in sexy swimwear. Take advantage of fall clearance deals as the styles shift from summer to winter — you’re guaranteed to find deals in your preferred colors and styles that you won’t want to pass up.

Nose Piercing : how much time will it take to heal?

Want to go for nose piercing? It is one of the most common and kind of compulsory custom for Indian females to get their nose pierced before marriage. But, do you dread getting this thing done? Well, if you are, let me tell you some tips and facts about this not-so-happy practice.

After an earlobe piercing, nostril is the second prominent place to be pierced. Getting your body pierced is always a rousing inclusion to your look. This excitement can change into incubus if the area gets infected after piercing. Having your nose pierced is such a wonderful way to adorn or accent your face but wait, are you pampering it right?


Healing process after nose piercing takes quite a time. Familiarize yourself with genuine care techniques so that your piercing heals as quickly and uneventfully as possible. It’s very important to follow the aftercare tips provided when you pierce.


  • Touch your piercing as less as possible. But when you touch it, always wash your hands and do not let anyone touch your piercing at least for six weeks.
  • Cleanse your piercing regularly with an antimicrobial or antibacterial soap. Antimicrobial soaps work better because they eliminate bacteria, viruses and fungus. Use branded antimicrobial soap. You can also try to speed up your nose piercing healing with Almay’s Hypo-care. Soaps with high content of dyes and scents can irritate your piercing, so make sure to avoid them.
  • Never use hydrogen peroxide or isopropyl alcohol. Both of them are excellent germ killers, but they are only use for unbroken skin. They will dry out your skin or otherwise hinder your nose piercing healing.
  • Avoid putting makeup on your piercing and remove stale makeup that’s been placed near it. Dry the area by patting it with a paper towel or facial tissue as cloth towel carry too much germs.
  • Do not use cosmetic products such as hair sprays or skin lotions unless you are sure that you have taken appropriate measure to protect your piercing. They contain ingredients that can irritate your healing skin.
  • If you smoke, then slow down or stop until your piercing heals. It’s true that tar, resin, and smoke residue can accumulate on or around the piercing site.
  • If your piercing begins to look infected, you might see a yellowish boil or a pimple. If you have oily skin, antibacterial soap is used but you can also use warm salt water soaks to relieve discomfort and to help the skin heal. It’s best to look for a saline product that contains sea salt; the iodine in table salt can irritate your piercing.

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Do not remove your jewelry unless your piercing professional instructs you to do so, because you run the risk of trapping the infection inside your skin.



  • A sea salt solution is a good idea while your piercing heals if there is no infection. It provides a good way to remove the crusts that accumulate around the piercing or on the jewelry. It will also draw impurities from the skin. Many people also say it feels comfortable and relieves itching during their nose piercing healing process!
  • If you choose a nostril screw as your first jewelry at the time of the piercing, take extra care that it doesn’t get caught in your clothing or on your towel.
  • Avoid swimming while your piercing heals, but if you must go then cover it with a water proof bandage.
  • Try to sleep on your back or on the side; away from your piercing. It will heal faster if you don’t have your face on the pillow and the jewelry will be less likely to pull on your healing abilities. Drink plenty of water, eat extra protein as it helps your body to build new skin tissue. These are really good recommendations while you are recovering from a healing!
  • Always look for fine quality jewelry for your piercing. Nothing less than 14k gold or possibly stainless steel should be used for your first nose jewelry.



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Sometimes a piercing will obviously be infected. Other times, the infection might not be so easy to identify. When you first get a piercing done, there might be some initial bleeding, swelling around the piercing site, sensitivity, bruising, itchy irritation, and a whitish-yellow discharge (which is not pus) coming from the piercing. The discharge can form some crust on the jewelry, but that crust formation is okay and normal. Knowing the difference between normal side effects after having a piercing done, infection side effects can help you treat your infection better. Some of the most common signs that your piercing is infected are:

  • Persistent itchiness and/or redness that continues after the normal healing period.
  • Persistent soreness and tenderness that continues after the normal healing period.
  • A hot, burning sensation.
  • Yellow-green seepage of liquid, such as pus or blood, from the hole.
  • Bad smells coming from the piercing site.

Healing time of piercing largely depends on the professional who did the piercing. Nose piercing takes 6 to 8 weeks to heal completely and it also depends on the skin type. Once you are pierced, you should not change your jewelry at least for 6 to 8 weeks and if you want to change your jewelry in the healing period, you should proceed to professional piercer to do so. Do not do it by yourself.

Well, to sum up, you need to take these proper measures to let it work for you or if something bad happens, immediately consults a doctor. But, do it all without fear!

Because as they say: Girls, you need to bear some pain to have some gain! Cheers!

Feel free to leave the comments or any query below! Happy piercing!

The danger of cutting your cuticles

Who in this world today doesn’t take care of their appearance? Every other person is concerned about their looks and image, even tiniest of things are paid attention today and one of those “tiny” things are nails. People spend hundreds of bucks for proper care and maintenance of their nails. The first thing that comes to mind as far as nail care is concerned; is manicure. It is a really nice way to treat your nails as it pampers the nails well and also the hygiene is kept in mind. But what if I say that it is not that good as it seems and might be harmful too? You might be wondering what picture am I presenting to you but don’t worry my dear friend, you are going to have some amazing revelations.

Everyone would agree to the fact that there is nothing better than getting a manicure because after that short procedure, your nails are evenly shaped and all of your cuticles are cut properly. Your nails shine and look amazing as never before. But wait, this is actually the half truth and the other half might be a bit astonishing.

  1. Manicure involves cutting the cuticles; which some reports suggest; is greatly harmful. The people in salon often suggest on snipping away those cuticles and then once cut, the cycle needs to be repeated over and over again as they grow fast and not as pretty as they were before and quite look like fray and gills of fish. There is perpetuation of an endless cutting cycle. This is quite a problem as then, they need to be cut periodically and if you cannot do this yourself at home (which you better not), this means taking good deal of time in having appointments of salon, getting stuff done is all you would run behind to and nobody is so idle to devote large amount of time in a salon!!
  2. But is the above mentioned point the actual harm we are all thinking of? No, not at all. This is not the major cause of concern as this is only regarding the beauty and appearance of the nails.
  3. Some experts view this as a serious problem as these cuticles were never meant to be cut or it may lead to cuticle infection. It is not good to trim them though pushing them back is okay. Cuticles are nothing but skin tissues attached to nail plate and they serve a purpose which is why they are there, right? They do the extremely important and brave task of stopping the infectious microbes and bacteria and other foreign materials from entering your body through cuticle nail. So, by cutting those cuticles, all you are doing is paving a way for easy entry of all these germs and infection causing bacteria right inside your body. That sounds bad, doesn’t it? The infection that develops usually is called paronychia and is very painful and unsightly. Therefore, we all must know how safe it is to not cut those cuticles; a truth that was well hidden for long. Health comes before everything, so instead of adopting ways to improve your appearance, we should be more concerned with ways that helps in improving our health.
  4. Instead of cutting the cuticles, push cuticles back gently, make sure to emphasize more on the word “gently”. Pushing them back would not only give the perfect ridge you yearn for but will also help you get rid of the problems that might arise due to cuticle cutting. But one thing to keep in mind is that it has to be done gently otherwise if forcefully pushed back, it might result in growing of nails in horizontal ridges and then the nail beds would look disgusting. One thing that needs more care is the instruments used. Before using such devices in manicure, make sure they are sterilized and not too many people have used them without proper cleaning before. Such healthy practices would definitely help you in the long run.
  5. Some nail care tips are listed below so as to help your nails shine and look good:
  • Moisturize the nail bed properly: It will help the nails grow faster and would not let cuticles dry; which in turn, will prevent nail from breaking due to the lack of moisture. Apply oil near nails to avoid chipping, cracking and splitting of nails.
  • Use biotin supplements: According to some researches, using biotin supplements can increase nail thickness and prevent nails from splitting and breaking.
  • Limit professional manicures: It is hard not to have pampering and soothing manicures and pedicures quite often; but not having them frequently is in your best interests. As during manicures and pedicures, nails and nail beds are exposed to lot of chemicals and harsh ingredients which soon can lead to dry cuticle and brittle nails. Some people who undergo manicures a number of times also suffer from nail bed infections which are difficult to be treated and make you loathe your nails.
  • Avoid acetone based nail paint remover: They are the biggest contributors in making nails dry, dull and brittle.
  • Don’t overdo washing: Washing hands is a healthy practice; but don’t overdo it. Coming in contact with water and harsh chemicals like detergents, washing powders etc. more than often, can do more bad than it seems. It would wipe out all moisture from your skin and nail beds; making nails look dry, dull and not at all nice.
  • Remember toe nails too:We usually forget toenails and are prone to give them less attention as we don’t come across our feet that often and kind of forget them but they actually need extra care than your hands. Staying in dark and compact environment that our shoes offer, toenails and skin are easier to get affected by fungus or other germs.
  • Also, make sure to cut toenails straight and not in edges otherwise, it would increase a higher risk for ingrown nails and infected cuticle.

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So this was it! I hope you all are now well informed about the cuticle cutting of fingernails and toenails, its harms and preventive measures. I bet it was as shocking to you as it was to me that even these small cuticles plays such important part in our body and fulfill a great purpose which is sabotaged by the usual cutting during manicures. So, as now you are all enlightened by this not so big but definitely not less worthy knowledge, I hope you will make sure to keep these things in mind the next time you go manicuring and save your nails before it’s too late…

Ladies to the rescue…*snap* Make sure to follow the above mentioned nail care tips to make your nails go stronger, healthier and better.

Do not forget to tell if you liked it and your suggestions are always welcome in the comments below. I sign off here. Have a great day!

How Tattoos can harm your skin ?

What comes in our mind when we hear the word “TATTOO”?
Probably some bikers or rock stars showing off their skin, tattoos on celebrities ranging from name tattoos to something that they strongly believe in or idolize and even young girls showing off their butterfly tattoos or angel tattoos. This is the picture that comes in our head almost instantly and it also appears quite intriguing to some who even admire these people and their tattoos. Tattoos weren’t in people’s interest earlier but now, they have entered the mainstream and people from young adults to old ones, children to teenagers, all think of getting a tattoo at some or other point in their life. There are plenty of tattoo shops boards flashing a red light that says: “tattoos for men” or
“tattoos for women” to brag some attention from the people passing by.
But BEWARE! We should ponder some words of wisdom to begin with: “Always think before you ink”. People sometimes take just a fraction of seconds to think with their own head rather than just following the crowd. They are never bothered to even know the complications that might occur after getting tattooed and then after it is all done, they rant about themselves being ill-informed and blame it all on the circumstances. You don’t want to do the same, right?
The image might be appealing but it is quite deceiving too. You actually aren’t aware of the threats it hides within. So, here is a quick guide to tell you everything you need to know when it comes to your safety and if you are planning on getting inked!

1. To start, first of all it hurts!! It is a really painful process to get a tattoo and one needs to be strong enough to go through all that process which, in fact is no less than a torture on skin.
Let’s dig it more deeply: The tattoo process involves penetration of ink needle into the skin repeatedly and a tattoo takes about 1-2 hours at least and if the figure or symbol to be tattooed is complicated, it might even take more hours sitting that awkward way and taking up all the pain. So, just imagine it as multiple hours of needle penetration into the skin which is traumatizing for you. Not all are brave and strong enough. Are they?

2. The agony doesn’t end with the pain during the process, it is much more sometimes after the tattoo is been made.
Let’s come to the complications it might lead to: Getting a tattoo done is not safe. I repeat, it is not at all safe!
It might lead to some infections. The reports from various surveys indicate the involvement of Mycobacterium bacteria which is the cause of many serious skin problems ranging from mild rash to even serious abscesses that require surgery and several months of antibiotic therapy. Some infections aren’t common but they do occur, so they cannot be overlooked. Evidence suggests presence of some bacteria which is difficult to treat and it infects the whole body making the tattoo its base. These infections do not find a way with everyone but yes, in many cases they certainly are present. The most common reasons of these infections are:

a. The artist and his studio: Not all the artists have license to run their tattoo shops and practice this profession. They might not be registered with the concerned authority nor are their techniques acceptable in some cases. Many don’t use sterile techniques and this gives home to the infection and it can spread quite easily. Sterile techniques refer to the use of sterilizing tools, sterilized needles, washing hands, using gloves and even using sterilized water to dilute the tattoo ink. Some states and countries have even set standards but not every artist follows that.

b. The tattoo ink: Tattoo ink is nothing but a cosmetic product. It needs to get approved before being used but as certain standards have not been laid down properly, people aren’t aware of the good or bad products and are mistaken sometimes. This definitely is quite bad as someone might end up getting into inevitable circumstances. Also, a proper authority has not been formed regarding this act, so no proper check holds the place. After all, the tattoo is just a puncture wound made deep into the skin filled with a cosmetic ink.

What can be done to ensure you are undergoing safe tattooing?

a. First, get the tattoo done only from a licensed or registered tattoo artist. This would reduce the complications to a bare minimum.
b. Always ask the artist about the sterilization techniques he/she uses and make sure he/she has the experience tattooing.

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c. During the process, always see if the artist uses sterile new needle and wears a new pair of gloves. If he doesn’t, make him do that immediately.

Having a tattoo done without infection is a testament to safe practices of an artist and the ability of human body to resist the infection. But after the initial care, it is important to prevent any kind of infection from haunting you later in life. So, here are some measures you should follow:
a. After a tattoo session is over, take off the bandage within three to five hours. Wash your hands with antibacterial soap and warm water and then wash the tattooed skin. Pat dry with a paper towel or clean cloth towel.
b. Allow the skin to air dry for 5 to 10 minutes. Then apply a very thin layer of Vaseline, Aquaphor, or other ointment.
c. Repeat the washing, drying, and moisturizing process three to four times a day for four days.
d. When the tattooed skin starts to shed a thin flaky layer of skin, do not scratch or pick at it. At this point, you can switch to a moisturizer—don’t let your tattoo dried out for the first few weeks.

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e. Call your doctor—not the tattoo artist—if redness or swelling persists after a few days or you have a fever or you notice a rash in or around the tattoo.
6. Last but not the least, quite a few people are fickle minded and they don’t stick to their decisions for long, they might do something one day and the other day regret it. Tattoos are permanent, once done, it is nearly impossible to get it removed. So you need to be double sure before getting a tattoo as it would be a mark on you forever. Though nowadays, some techniques for tattoo removal have queued up but they are not only expensive but the pain they deliver is excruciating and not in the least terms delighting or easy; to be honest!


So, you have been told what all it is and what all harmful effects it may cause. So now, it is your call and your wish to decide but you should always know the repercussions of your actions and should accept the situations it might lead you to. So to conclude with: Happy and safe tattooing.*sarcasm intended*
Feel free to leave any comment below!


Makeup is a girl’s best friend (forget diamonds!). Every woman likes to lug makeup with them. Makeup not only enhances our physical features, but also arise the much needed confidence. When we put out the step towards learning the eye makeup; we usually get an idea that the eye makeup is quite tricky and intricate. From consummate eye makeup, we can change our personality and make our self more attractive. There are diverse types of eye makeups in the industry today and you can pick any one of them to give out your look!

Eye portion is too sensitive, so it needs more dedication and care. If you acquire perfect eye makeup, you can change your fashion statement altogether. There are certain eye makeup tips which will help you get your desired eye makeup look. In this piece of writing, we will let you know how to do eye makeup properly.

Let us teach you how to apply eye makeup; not less than an amateur makeup artist:

When we talk about eye makeup, we talk about covering our full eye and fundamentally there are three scraps which we need to coat; we need three things to overlay our eye: eyeliner, mascara and eye shadow. These three are primary eye makeup tools which must be in every girl’s makeup kit. If you do not have these tools, buy them today and start experimenting with your looks!

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Below are some eye makeup tips to start with:

1) EYELINER TIPS: Getting perfect eyeliner is the most salient and tricky part of eye makeup. So let’s know how to make it perfect:

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    • Firstly, choose your eyeliner and keep this thing in mind while choosing a liner that your eyeliner should be a quality product and if you are using a liquid liner, make sure its brush is smooth and gentle.
    • Use a makeup remover to make your eyes oil free. It will also provide you with consummate texture.
    • To make your eyeliner flawless, keep your eyes open, look straight in the mirror,   and outline the outer corners of the eye. In the first use, it may not be perfect, but after using it frequently, it will surely be flawless.
    • Make sure you apply the eyeliner as close to the lash line as possible so that it appears to be a part of your natural lash line.
    • To achieve soft smokey eyes, try using a pencil eyeliner. It tends to be much softer and creamier. Apply it on the eyelids and smudge it with your finger so that it looks more natural and gorgeous when it comes to the smokey eye makeup.
    • And to change your look, you can use the colour eyeliners which are in the trend nowadays. If you want to acquire a different look for a particular occasion, you can try some coloured eyeliners. To enhance your look, you can use a lot of mascara to go along.

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2) MASCARA TIPS: How can it be possible that while talking about the eye makeup, we don’t talk about the mascara?
Here are some valuable tips to use the mascara:

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    • Start applying mascara from the roots of your lashes and not the tips. This technique gives you enough volume and doesn’t weight down your eye lashes. Otherwise it touches your skin and it will look messy
    • To prevent your lashes from looking clumpy, coat on layers of mascara, depending on the desired volume.
    • To make your mascara last longer, avoid pumping the wand while pulling out the mascara. Instead, swirl it. This also doesn’t dry out the mascara.
    • In case you are using an eyelash curler after applying the mascara, ensure the mascara on the eyes is semi wet and not dry.
    • While applying the mascara on the lower lashes, place a tissue paper right under your lashes to prevent smudging of your makeup.

If you want perfect eye lashes, then a variety of artificial eyelashes are present in the market to give you the full volume and beauty.

3) EYE SHADOW TIPS: Eye shadow deliver the final touch to your eyes. Here are some tips to let you know how to apply the eye shadow:

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    • The technique for applying the eye shadow is to start with an eye primer or an eye base and apply it all over the eye area (up to the brow line).
    • Invest in good quality brushes. They last for years and ensure better blending. The flat brushes are for depositing the eye shadow and the fluffy brushes are for blending.
    • If you want the eye shadow colour to really stand out, then use the white pencil on eyelids just before applying the eye shadow. This technique makes the colour pop out more efficiently.
    • While creating a smoky eye, use creamy eye pencils as the base for a stronger and intense effects. If you are going for brown smoky eyes, opt for a brown pencil as a base.


    • Use a blotting paper to remove the excess eye shadow; without disturbing the eyeliner.
    • A great tip to curl your lashes instantly is by blow-drying your curler right before you curl your lashes. But ensure that it is not too hot.
    • To avoid eye shadow fall out, finish your eye makeup first then proceed with the base. This will ensure that the makeup looks fresh.
    • Focus on one feature at a time. When wearing loud eye makeup, keep the lips subtle or nude and vice versa.
    • Highlight the inner corner of the eyes by using a light colored eye shadow as this will make your eyes much brighter.
    • Fill in your brows and define them by using a concealer or a foundation on the outer corners of your brows. This helps in defining the brows completely.

In this era of fashion, looking our best is an absolute necessity and through makeup, you can catch that glimpse of beauty to enhance your look. So, always try to use quality products which will not harm your skin severely. So, stay safe and keep experimenting with your looks more!

Do leave out the comments below!

Tips To Hide Your Age Gracefully

Let us give the ‘my age’ notion a serious thought. Do you really need to hide your age? What about aging gracefully?  Women are meant to carry themselves with awe, strength and grace. But it can only happen if they are slightly aware of the factors which bring early signs of aging on the face and skin. That is where the age discrimination bubbles up. I am not at all in for hiding age. It is an inevitable and irrespective phenomenon for men and women, so everyone should accept it with pride and honour.


Each country has an alternative age calculator system to calculate the actual age of a person in numbers.  But age is more of a psychological phenomenon than physical. It is a strong belief that your age is exactly what you perceive it in your mind. You should instead be happy about each passing year that makes a way in your life.

One must try to wipe off the early signs of aging which grabs the light either due to stress, depression, lack of sleep or proper nutrition.

Let us look at some tips which was evolved from our grandmother’s everlasting stories:

1) Do not leave your skin dehydrated.

If you are still not particular about this, then start today! Our body was regularly used to the massage with oil; while we were a kid. That was a nourishment for both our skin and bones. But why don’t we practice it as we grew up? Our growing skin needs more nourishment than it needed when we were young. I understand that oil massage may not be feasible every day; but you can at least moisturize your skin every day with a body lotion. Use a day cream on your face and neck. You can also use an overnight moisturizing cream on your face and neck at bedtime. Religious use of body lotion and cream will keep your skin guarded from fine lines and wrinkles and keep up your real age.

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2) Do not sleep on your stomach

Sleeping on your stomach may be an ultra-comfy way for you to sleep; but to think wisely, your face rubs the pillow the entire night! You don’t know what this position does to your facial skin. Your skin becomes rough and scaly every night when the pillow and bed cover rub your face. I know switching position may not be as easy as advised. According to dermatologists, you should sleep on satin pillow covers. Those are soft on your face and do not rub your skin as harsh as the cotton does.

3) Quit straw

Do you have the habit of sipping iced tea or cold coffee often with a straw? If it is a once in a blue moon kind of a thing, then it is fine. But if you do it quite often, you are squeezing your mouth hard to get early wrinkles around your mouth. Instead, sip from the glass directly. It will save you from the early unwanted wrinkles that may form around your mouth and would queue you in the row of “aged women”.

4) Do you believe in Vaseline?

I am not underestimating any of those new age moisturising creams! They may be very good for your skin but sometimes those orthodox and old products and tips work wonders. Keeping this concept in mind, I vouch for the original Vaseline cream. It heals cracked heels, lips and rough elbows or knees. In the same way, it will heal your skin from inside too. So once or twice a day, massage the old gold Vaseline on the face, neck and hands. Follow this routine especially during the winters.

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5) Do anti sagging massage

This is a simple but a smart trick. Do not massage your face and hands with much pressure. It disturbs the blood vessels on the skin surface. When you are moisturising your hands and face, be gentle and massage with an upward stroke. This simple technique controls the early age sagging of facial skin and the body skin.

Take special care when massaging around the eye. It will be a gentle rounded stroke around the eye. This will retard the fine lines and wrinkles cropping around the eye.

6) Condition your hair with coconut oil

Shiny and beautiful hair will always make you look attractive. But you have to work a bit on that. Market shampoos and conditioners are good alternates to try and judge which suits your hair the best. But the age old coconut oil will never lose its value. Massage your hair with coconut oil, as often as you can. It conditions your hair and make the roots stronger. The nutrition from coconut oil prevents early greying of the hair too. Thus, one product can equip your hair with quite a many good value.

7) Exfoliate your skin

You will find many exfoliating face washes in the market but are you aware of the primitive exfoliating process? Believe me, it can still do wonders for your skin. To test, take a soft textured light coloured cloth to wipe off your face after the wash. If your skin is dry, you will notice some white flakes and scales on the cloth. That is a classic way of exfoliating your face. Follow it up with a light moisturizer to lock in the moisture in your face for a brighter skin.

8) Trust the classic Ponds and Charmis cold creams

With all due respect to the new line age control moisturising creams, it is still hard to beat the cult oldies. Ponds and Charmis hold a record of indomitable quality. Our grand mom and mom used them all their lives. So, let us try them too. After a face wash, apply any of these creams on the face and neck to get that classic moisturising effect on your face.

9) Grab your full quota of beauty sleep

Beauties, your late night power point presentation preparations or late night chat sessions are taking away the brightness from your skin. Skin cells regenerates in the night when you are asleep.  If you force yourself to be awake till midnight, the cell regeneration process gets retarded. So, do not underestimate a good night’s sleep as that will help your skin stay soft, supple and lively as long as possible.

10) Love vegetables

If you intake green and leafy vegetables, you are supplementing goodness to your skin from within. Early days our grandmothers and mothers have been upfront from consuming vegetables.  They are rich in antioxidants that fights off radicals under the sun. So, in a way, it is a natural protection for your skin from the harmful UV rays. So leave all the negatives and start eating broccolis and beet as it will gain you a long lasting lovely skin from within.

11) Love yourself

As I have mentioned earlier, keep confidence in yourself. Age is just a number. The concept ‘aged woman’ has to be changed and you should be the change. Age discrimination should be based on the experience and maturity of a person. When it comes to the looks, after forty you should look even lovelier. Work on your skin so that you do not have to hide those dark spots and fine lines under that heavy foundation. Walk out with bare minimum make up and be more confident than the teenagers. And that attitude, my ladies is termed as grace!

So ladies, now is the time you come out of that so called aging process and show the world what you are capable of!

Feel free to write or ask us anything you wish in the section below. Stay beautiful always!