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Long Lasting Mani Pedi

Don’t worry about ruining your fresh manicure and pedicure. Leave your nails and colors intact and make them last longer with this tutorial.

Tips For a Healthy Skin

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Both women and men, want to have a skin that is acne free, glowing, and healthy. However, we all seem to neglect taking care of our skin due to the lack of time, money, and skin experts we can trust. Even though we need experts from time to time, but there are some basic things we can do in order to have a healthy skin and keep it that way.

In order to delay the aging process and prevent some serious skin problems, there are some tips that can benefit you. In the following, we will be telling you the most important ones.

Do not expose your skin to the sun for a long period of time

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In fact, the sun is known to be one of the main reasons why your skin gets full of wrinkles, spots, and infection. Staying away from it can help your skin rejuvenate. In addition, using sunscreen should be an essential part of your day because it has elements that keep the bad effect of the sun away.

Quit the smoking

Carmencitta Magazine - Tips For a Healthy Skin 3When you smoke, the blood vessels of your skin become narrower, which leads to the blood flow to decrease. This thing is the reason why smokers have wrinkles at young ages. In addition, Smoking has a bad effect on collagen and elastin; the fibers that give your skin strength and elasticity.

Water is the life to your skin

Carmencitta Magazine - Tips For a Healthy Skin 4Try, a much as you can, to increase your daily water intake. It is proven that, drinking water can be beneficial to your whole body, especially the skin. Moreover, our skin can sometimes become dehydrated due to high temperature, this is why water should be consumed on a regular basis to prevent bad looking skin.

Follow a healthy diet

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What goes in your mouth gets out on your skin. In fact, if you want your skin to look healthy, you should avoid eating fried food, junk food, and everything that is considered to be bad for your skin. Try to follow a healthy diet and add vitamin E to it.

 

All You Need To Know About Crash Diets

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We all get to that place where we need to lose weight fast just because we have a special occasion coming, and the dress we already bought does not zip anymore. In fact, in cases like this, most people rely on a crash diet in order to lose those few kilos and make the dress zip. However, crash diets can wreak havoc on your body and lead to a number of serious health problems. Here, you will find all that you need to know about crash diets.

What is a Crash Diet?

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All crash diets have one thing in common: they are the most restrictive ways for weight loss that you can follow. In general, these kinds of diets involve cutting back on a large amount of calories, which leaves you with consuming only 1,000 or even 500 calories per day. Moreover, in many times, you will pair them with other “quick fixes” like juice cleanses, diuretics or diet pills. However, the time of each one may vary, but you will always end up with losing weight in a fast way.

How Do They Work?

 

Crash diets shock the body, and send it into a starvation mode. However, despite the fast weight loss, the body is not solely burning fat as fuel. First, it utilizes the stored up supply of carbohydrates, in the form of glycogen. As your body utilizes glycogen, you lose water as well, generating what seems like significant weight loss within the first few days of the diet.

Bad Effects

Carmencitta MAgazine - Crash diet3What most people fail to realize, is that when you are crash dieting, your body will not be able to get the essential nutrients that it needs for it to be healthy. Moreover, if this deficit keeps on being there, you can have really bad health issues, including:  leaching minerals from your bones, leading to osteoporosis and fractures or the leaching of iron from the blood, leading to anemia. Furthermore, eating low calories for a long term will lead you to having a deficiency in important nutrients such as sodium and potassium

Fall Nails Designs

Fall nails designs are something we look forward to every season to know what’s trending.

In fact, nail art is far from over. This fall, it has become way more sophisticated than it ever was. This season, we’re talking about gorgeous patterns in rich shades of wine red, gold and more. In short, get ready to welcome autumn with some cool fall nails designs. Help yourself with this tutorial.

What Nail Shapes Are In This Fall?

Fall nails are all about shorter nails with a rounded tip. The nails square shape is out since last spring. The perfect nail shape this fall is the same shape as your nail’s bottom part. This means that both parts of your nails should be almost identical.

Inspired Fall Nails Art

During your summer vacation, you used to paint some palm trees painted on your nails. Now that autumn is on our doorsteps, fall nails designs shouldn’t be limited to falling leaves only. It’s much more than that.
The fall nails colors that are most common now are black, white, wine red, and gold. Today, it is impossible not to round up the most eye-catching fall nails designs we bring you in this tutorial. This is the next thing you want to wear on your nails now that the autumn season is here.
Are you ready? Prepare your material and get set. To achieve this fall nails look, you will be needing painting brushes of different sizes of course. Don’t forget to prepare a bit of cotton and attach it to the end of a thin stick. You will also need a base and top coat polish. Get your white and black nail polish ready. Choose your favorite shade of wine red and here you are. Follow the instructions of this tutorial and glow.

Acne Scar Treatments

Top Dermatologists-Approved Acne Scar Treatments

There’s no secret ingredient or miracle gadget that makes acne scar totally disappear. In fact, a lot of what you think is acne scarring is really just hyper pigmentation rather than an actual change in the texture of the skin. In addition, there’s a bevy of gels, creams, and sheets that can bring that discoloration down. We asked top dermatologists to recommend the most effective of the bunch.

Skin Ceuticals C E Ferulic

Carmencitta-Magazine-Acne-Scar-Treatments-2With a blend of potent antioxidants, this serum is loved by beauty editors and dermatologists alike. Vitamin C plays a leading role, as well as it is a fatty vitamin that has both antioxidant and skin-protecting properties.

Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Anti-Wrinkle Defense Serum

Carmencitta-Magazine-Acne-Scar-Treatments-3Polyphenol, a type of antioxidant found in plant sources like green tea and citrus fruits, helps improve the discoloration that often accompanies acne.

EltaMD Skincare UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

Carmencitta MAgazine - Acne Scar Treatments - 4When it comes to scarring, many doctors will tell you that prevention is the key. Wearing sunscreen daily is important.

Skin Medica Scar Recovery Gel

Of all the scar treatments out there, this one gets a gold star and a shining recommendation. Because of Its key ingredient, a trademarked complex which consists of herbs. Massage it on the scar twice a day for 90 days to find the wanted results.

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For existing acne scars that aren’t going anywhere and can’t be disguised by regular cover-up, dermatologists recommend Dermaflage, which is basically a concealer and a temporary dermal filler in one.

Scarguard MD

Carmencitta-Magazine-Acne-Scar-Treatments-7Silicone isn’t a new ingredient in scar treatments, but with everyone talking about “silicone sheeting,” it’s a buzzy one.

Eau Thermale Avène Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream

Carmencitta-Magazine-Acne-Scar-Treatments-8.jThis cream is a dermatologist favorite across the board because it contains substance that coats and soothes the affected area. Also, it’s gentle enough to use every day.

Silky hair using 1 ingredient only

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Too much dye, and excessive sun exposure, can lead your hair to become stiff and dry. Moreover, women go from one hairdresser to another trying to find the perfect mask for their hair so that it becomes silky and shiny, throwing away hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars with no good results. We have good news for you! There is one ingredient, found in every kitchen, that can have the same effect on your hair as the masks that you find when you go to the hair salon; and that ingredient is vinegar.

Benefits of vinegar on your hair

Carmencitta-MAgazine-Silky-hair-using-1-ingredient-only-2It was discovered, hundred years ago, that vinegar can make your hair look shiny and silky. Moreover, it makes your hair cuticles smooth, as well as it cleans the buildups on your hair. In order to get the best results, a special mixture should be applied to your hair after shower.

How to make a simple vinegar rinse

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Mix Vinegar with water

All you have to do is mix an amount of vinegar with the same amount of water. In fact, you can use either white or apple cider vinegar. In addition, you can add an extra table spoon of vinegar if you have oily hair.

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Wash your hair as you normally do

Use the same shampoo you did before, and wash it as you routinely do. Moreover, try to use cold water because it helps making your hair shine.

Do not use a conditioner

In fact, the mix will be enough for your hair to be shiny and silky; you can skip the conditioner!!

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Put the mixture on your hair

After you are done, pour the mixture on your scalp and try to massage it while making the whole mixture flow on your hair.

Wait 10 minutes

Wait for 10 minutes before you re wash your hair and blow dry it.

Repeat this twice or three times a week.

 

Hair Mask to Get Rid of Dandruff

Hair masks for dandruff are great as it not only gets rid problem but also helps conditions your hair.

Have a look. 

 

How can I have a healthy and comfortable flight?

Traveling is a special thing for most people. But how can you have a healthy and comfortable flight? Read through to know how to lower the possible risks and hazards.

Before your flight
  • If you have to take medication, find out if you can take your medicine abroad.
  • If you have a history of travel sickness, find out some self-care techniques, or get advice from your pharmacist.
  • If you think you are at risk of developing deep vein thrombosis, see your GP before you travel. They may recommend wearing compression stockings during your flight.
  • Get plenty of sleep the night before your flight.
  • Wear comfortable, loose clothing on the plane. Consider taking a travel pillow and a pair of ear plugs.

During your flight
  • Drink plenty of water and other fluids to ensure you stay well hydrated. Avoid caffeinated drinks or alcohol because they will make you thirstier.
  • Consider wearing glasses instead of contact lenses, for the dry air in the aircraft cabin can irritate your eyes if you have contact lenses in.
  • Move around. Sitting still can increase your risk of deep vein thrombosis, so do some simple exercises as you fly. Bend and straighten your legs, press the balls of your feet down hard against the floor, and walk around the cabin when you can. Avoid taking sleeping pills, as these can put you into a deep sleep, meaning you won’t be able to move for a long time.
  • To help prevent jet lag, change your watch to your new time zone when you board the plane, and try to get some sleep during the flight.

Avoid ear trouble

The change in air pressure in the cabin as the plane takes off and lands can be painful as your ears adjust. Swallowing, sucking a chewing gum or yawning can help. See below for other tips you could try:

  • Wake up around an hour before landing, so that your ears have time to adjust to the descent.
  • If you are travelling with a baby, let him drink during take-off and landing.
  • It is not advisable to fly if you have an ear, nose or sinus infection, as the swelling can cause pain, bleeding or a perforated eardrum. If you have to fly, ask your pharmacist about decongestants to help reduce the swelling in your ears.
  • If you’ve recently had any type of ear surgery, check with your GP before flying.

Stop Yourself from Being Bulimic

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Bulimia occurs when an individual starts binge eating and after that, throws up everything that he or she had already eaten. In fact, this act can become an obsession, as well as an addiction. Moreover, about 40% of people are dealing with bulimia. It may seem very tempting, eating 2 burgers, a lot of chocolate, and some chips, and then throwing up so that you do not gain weight. However, many people fail to realize, that being bulimic will eventually lead to weight gain rather than weight loss. Here is how to stop yourself from being bulimic.

Carmencitta-Magazine-Stop-Yourself-from-Being-Bulimic-2jpg-2Lay the fork down while eating

After every single bite, lay down your fork, and bite your food very well. In fact, the more a person holds the fork, the more he or she will be tempted to scoop the food up and into their mouth. This means keep the fork on the plate during chewing, and not pick it up till the food is well chewed and swallowed.

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While you are eating, enjoy every bite, and chew it completely. What can help you is focusing on the pleasure of the food, its aroma, taste as well as texture. In fact, your body needs a couple of hours to send your brain a message that it is full. This is why, chew each bite of your food longer.

Drink a lot of water, or other refreshing drink during your meal.

Carmencitta Magazine - Stop Yourself from Being Bulimic4jpgTake a sip of your drink often between each bite. This habit will fill you up faster, and slow down your eating process. Moreover, if water is just too plain for you, you can flavor it with some lemon juice in order to make it more palatable, or you can go with a calorie free drink that will have the same effect that water has. It works every time!

Having chest pain? Cure it immediately

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What most people fail to know is that chest pain is not always due to a heart attack. In fact, there exist a lot of other causes of chest pain. P.S: whenever you feel pain in your chest, you should immediately visit your doctor. Moreover, once you know that the chest pain you are having is not because of a heart attack, you can try to relief the pain by using home remedies. Furthermore, there are many causes that lead to chest pain, and here are some home remedies that will help you in relieving the discomfort and pain in your chest.

Garlic

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Garlic is known to be beneficial for your health but especially for the heart. Garlic contains calcium, phosphorus, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin C. Moreover, it has iodine, sulfur and chlorine, and it able to fight off cough, asthma, phlegm, and many other chest diseases. One of the ways that you can use garlic as a remedy is by taking a clove of raw garlic and swallowing it with water every morning on an empty stomach.

Ginger

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Ginger has a long history of medicinal use for different medical conditions. This herb is for issues including acidity, cold and flu. If you suffer from chest pain, you can daily have ginger root tea in order to reduce the inflammation and to get a relief from coughing and heartburn that may be causing the pain in your chest. For this remedy, you will need a fresh ginger root, about 1 inch, and one cup of hot water to be placed in for 5 minutes. After that, drink the tea while it is still warm.

Turmeric

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This is a spice that is very used in Asian cuisines. In addition, it is used in Chinese medicine for inflammatory symptoms. Moreover, it is used for chest pains. All you have to do is add a spoon of this powder to your everyday meal.

 

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