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September 16, 2016

Just like any other field, the cosmetic industry is always developing new solutions. Not all of them work out, but many become favorites of cosmetic practitioners. Innovations in cosmetic procedures often focus on avoiding the need for surgery. Some try to reduce recovery time for patients, while others provide temporary solutions. New treatments can help people achieve what they want in different ways. There’s no need to stick to just one treatment which you might not feel is suitable for you. If you’re looking for alternative cosmetics, try some of these latest treatments.

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Temporary Breast Augmentation

The ability to have a temporary breast augmentation and lift has existed for a while. But it experienced a surge in popularity a couple of years ago. This interesting procedure uses an unusual method to give someone a boob job for about 24 hours. It is performed by injecting saline (the same stuff you would find in an IV bag) into the breast tissue. This gives the woman larger breasts for just a short period. So what are the advantages of this? Although it only lasts a short while, it could help someone decide if they want to have cosmetic surgery or not.

Threadlifts

Cosmetic treatments today place a huge focus on being non-invasive. If someone can get away with not having surgery, they would rather do something else. One non-surgical option that’s available is the threadlift for facelift or neck lift replacement. Instead of having one of these procedures surgically, a threadlift uses a biodegradable thread that is sewn into the skin to lift it. The threads take several months to be absorbed into the skin tissue. They help to promote collagen production as they do so. They aim to produce long-term results without anyone having to go under the knife. However, the procedure does involve an anesthetic.

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A Range of Fillers

Dermal fillers have been popular for a while as a non-invasive anti-aging option. However, they are becoming more sophisticated to offer a range of options to customers. They no longer serve just one purpose. Many of them are highly targeted and designed to address specific problems. For example, some are meant to smooth out fine lines while others are intended to provide a plumping effect. Dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons can now use a range of products for different areas of the face.

Topical Botox

A topical version of Botox hasn’t yet been introduced to the market, but it’s highly anticipated. Botox is already a popular choice for non-invasive anti-aging. If it can be applied without the use of even a needle, there could be many more people who want to try it. However, it is still in development, and it could be a while before it gains approval for use. Once it does, it’s not yet clear what benefits it could provide. Although it could improve skin quality, it might not have the ability to smooth out deep lines.

The cosmetic industry is always evolving and offering new treatments. Keep your eye on what’s available to find what’s right for you.

August 23, 2016

You may feel like your 20’s are a time where you don’t have to worry about your skin ageing. However, your beauty regime can now affect how your skin ages and whether you have glowing skin in your 30’s and 40’s. In fact, a lot of women look back and wish they started taking care of their skin when they were in their 20’s. Here is everything you need to know about looking after your skin in your 20’s.

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Take care of your skin every morning

Taking care of your skin starts as soon as you wake up first thing in the morning. It’s so easy to just give it a quick wash and then move on to your beauty regime. But you need to cleanse it properly, so you can unclog your pores to stop breakouts and scarring. You should buy some special cleansing soap which will remove impurities while keeping your natural moisture balance. You then need to use toner which will remove oil and dirt deep in your pores. You can then finish off with a great moisturiser, which will hydrate your skin and create a clean base for makeup.

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Take action with acne now

Spots. Everyone gets them. Everyone hates them. So finding a way to deal with them fast is key. Some people even have to deal with the dreaded nightmare well into their 30’s. You need to ensure you sort it now before you end up with permanent scarring on your face. A lot of people recommend that you get an acid cleanser, a spot treatment, and a daily moisturizer to get rid of breakouts. You need to check with a dermatologist what would be best for your skin. Don’t use products which will irritate it further and cause your skin to get worse.

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Prevent wrinkles

You might be surprised to know that a lot of girls notice their first wrinkle when they are in their mid to late 20’s! Therefore, you should find a good anti-ageing cream that you can use daily to prevent wrinkles. A lot of ladies are also heading for treatments in their 20’s to banish wrinkles. One of the most popular treatments women to go for is a botox injection. Celebrities rave about the treatment with fans including model Katie Price and reality star Kim Kardashian. The treatment smoothes and firms fine lines, enabling you to have youthful looking skin. It looks natural, so people won’t know you have been for the treatment!

Make sure you wash off makeup at night

We know it’s easy to forget, but you must wash off your makeup at night. If you leave it on when you go to bed, it will irritate your skin. It will clog your pores and cause breakouts to appear the next day. Therefore, get a good makeup remover and some cotton wool pads, so you can clean your face before you head to bed.

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So now you have a few tips under your belt, go ahead and see how much it changes your skin…..

February 1, 2016

It’s no secret that we’re all jealous of how beautiful celebrities look as they walk the red carpet for premieres and events. Their wonderfully glamorous gowns obviously play a part in our jealous. But the main reason we wish we were them is because of how beautifully flawless their faces look. Obviously, if it’s a photo you’re looking at, the chances are it’s been photoshopped. But if it’s a live video, they most probably do look that wonderful.

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Believe it or not, under all that makeup, celebrities are just like us. They suffer from the same skin problems as us, and age just like us, and yet, their faces always look flawless. The only difference is, they have a makeup artist on hand to ensure that every wrinkle and blemish is hidden. While you probably can’t afford your own makeup artist, what you can do is learn the tricks of the trade. So that you can apply your makeup in a way that makes you look just as flawless as any celeb.

Make primer your best friend

The reason celebrities always look so good is partly because their makeup always stays in place. This is partially down to makeup setting spray but also down to the fact that they always use primer. If you want skin that looks amazing, you need to ensure that you always prime. Not only is primer essential for keeping your makeup in place, but also for blurring imperfections.

Be smart about concealer

Most of us apply concealer directly under our eyes. However, that’s not the best way to do it. Ask any celebrity makeup artist, and they’ll tell you that it’s best to apply it lower, just above the cheek bones. That way, light reflects off of this, and lightens the eye area, masking dark bags.

Contour with bronzer and blusher

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You’ve probably heard the term ‘contouring’ before, don’t panic, it’s not as scary as it sounds. All contouring is, is using bronzer and blusher to emphasize your best features and hide the ones you dislike. For instance, with a little bronzer, you can slim your jawline down dramatically. It’s just a case of knowing how to properly apply it.

The most important thing is to have a good quality bronzer that’s easy to work with and matches your skin tone. The same rule applies for blusher, if it’s too dark, it’ll make your makeup look too fake. For some beautiful bronzers and blushers, check out the Senna makeup range online. This is a brand that was made for makeup artists to use on celebrities, so when it comes to achieving the celeb look, it’s perfect.

Learn to highlight

Ask any celebrity what their secret weapon is when it comes to their makeup, and the chances are they’ll say highlighter. When it comes to making your face stand out in all the right places, highlighting is your best friend. At first, it might seem confusing but with a little practice, you can perfect the art of highlighting.

Using a brush and a powder highlighter, sweep it along your cheekbones and up towards your forehead. Using a liquid highlighter or a highlighting pencil, lighten the corners of your eyes, under your brows, and on the bridge of your nose. (Don’t go crazy with the shimmer, use just enough to add extra light to the area.)

June 23, 2015

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It can be tempting when the weather’s nice to spend every day outside. However, the hot summer sun is known to age you quicker than anything else. Sun damage is one of the leading causes of skin cancer and the early onset of fine lines and wrinkles. But if you’re already paying for your years lying out in the sun, how do you repair your skin? A common misconception is that surgical procedures like facelifts are the only solution to this problem. Luckily, there are several non-invasive options can save your appearance.

It’s inevitable that as we age, so does our skin. According to Webmd.com, our facial tissue will loosen due to the loss of fat in major areas like the cheeks, temples, chin, nostrilsand jawline. For many, these are the problem areas where we would love to have firm, toned and glowing skin.If you also have a poor diet, drink to excess, rarely moisturize and smoke, you may also notice that you are paying for your poor habits. Unfortunately, we’re entering the season where everyone is proud to show off their glowing, flawless skin with revealing tank tops and bathing suits. If you want to compete around the pool, why not take advantage of many cosmetic techniques that can restore your skin to its heyday?

The best cosmetic clinics offer a range of services that are non-invasive yet offer long-lasting results. You don’t need to go under the knife and endure the extended painful recovery time to see tighter, glowing skin. Instead, book a consultation with one of a skincare expert who can discuss a range of cosmetic procedures that include chemical peels, laser skin tightening and cosmetic injections like Botox. Whether you are looking to firm up your jawline, reinstate your cheekbones or minimize fine lines and wrinkles, these clinics can find an affordable solution that fits your budget and lifestyle.

One of the absolute best features of these new techniques is that they cost significantly less than going the surgical route. If you’ve also lived with horrific acne scars or hyperpigmentation for far too long, a laser skin treatment can help to change the texture of your skin and restore an even, overall tone. It can reverse years of sun damage, which are seen in fine lines and sunspots and bring out your best features. Imagine walking out with glowing cheeks, a wrinkle-free forehead and a defined jawline. With one confidential discussion with a great medical clinic, they can provide a selected treatment that will work for you.

If you’re based in Ontario and looking for the best laser skin clinic in Toronto, do a little preliminary research first. Ask your friends and family for a referral or scour reputable message boards looking for a facility that offers state-of-the-art technology. Skin Vitality Medical Clinic boasts 11 locations across the greater Toronto area and specializes in Fraxel skin resurfacing. This procedure is great for reducing fine lines and wrinkles and reversing the signs of environmental damage seen on your skin. By booking a consultation with them, you can discuss the treatment’s amazing benefits and be clear on any possible side affects that could occur.

One of the greatest benefits from a great cosmetic procedure is the boost of confidence that comes along with it. If you’ve become self-conscious about your looks, it’s worth the cost. Regular cosmetic treatments at a reputable medical clinic offer skin maintenance with more affective results than fancy drugstore skin creams. You can go as often as you’d like, adjusting it to fit the seasons and your lifestyle. With summer fast approaching,it’s time to show off your best and brightest skin. Book a consultation and explore your options for that natural glow.

 

 

March 10, 2015

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Several people have tattoos. They are considered beautiful and a form of expression. Unfortunately, they are permanent. In some scenarios, tattoos are not acceptable. For example, some people are not aloud to have tattoos where they work. Other people want to cover their tattoos for special occasions like a wedding. If you have a large tattoo, it might take a lot of makeup to cover it. This is why airbrush foundation is such a wonderful tool.

 

The Results With Airbrush

When you use an airbrush foundation like Temptu, it is easy to cover a tattoo. Some people might think you are hiding a part of who you are, but the makeup really does the job. Airbrush allows you to cover larger areas, like arms and legs. The results look very smooth and natural. It does not look like a lot of makeup has been layered on your body.

Choosing the Right Color

When you are covering tattoos with airbrush foundation, it is important to choose the right color. You need something that will correct the color in the tattoo. If you choose a color that is the same as your skin tone, the tattoo might end up looking grey underneath the foundation. Instead, look for something that has more orange or peach in it. These tones will counteract the color of the tattoo. A lot of makeup artists add bronzer to their foundations. This creates a warmer tone that is better to conceal the tattoo.

Preparing for Airbrush

If you pan on using airbrush makeup, it is important to shave the area of skin before the application. Hair tends to mess up makeup application, and it can prevent the foundation from going on smoothly. Before the foundation is applied, a makeup artist will usually prep the area of your skin. They will try to strip it of any oils and/or residue so that the foundation goes on better.

Application Process

During the application of airbrush makeup, you can apply several layers. This will help you get more coverage. It also looks more natural to layer. It is common to airbrush the coordinating arm or leg so the texture is the same.

Care Instructions

In most cases, airbrush foundation stays in place really well. Once it sets, it is meant to wear throughout the day. However, if you consume too much alcohol, it can ruin the texture of the product.

With these helpful tips, you should be able to cover your tattoos with airbrush foundation or have a makeup artist help you. Either way, it is a great option available, and you might end up using the foundation on your face!