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Get rid of cuticles around the nails

Get rid of cuticles around the nails

Cold weather, dry weather and biting your nails, are one of the many reasons why people suffer from cracked and dry skin surrounding their nails. In addition to biting their nails, most of the times, people tend to bite the skin that surrounds their nails. Moreover, doing this can sometimes lead to painful tears and rips that may lead the area to become infected. However, the problem of dry, cracked, and ripped skin around the nails can be repaired, only by you following those few easy steps to get rid of cuticles around the nails.

Soak your hands.

Get rid of cuticles around the nails

In a medium sized bowl, fill about 4 inches-deep warm water. After that, dip the tips of your hands in it, and make sure to submerge all the nails and cuticles. Do not soak them for less than 5 minutes. In fact, warm water softens the skin in order to have an easy and pain free cuticle removal.

Dry your hands.

Get rid of cuticles around the nails

After you are done soaking, dry your hands with a clean towel. Moreover, make sure that your cuticles are still moist, but free of water drops. In fact, if you want the procedure to be less painful, make sure that your skin stays moist and soft.

Push back your cuticles.

Get rid of cuticles around the nails

After that, Use a wooden cuticle pusher. This is a tool made to help keeping your cuticles from growing over your nail. Make sure that the tool is sterilized before and after each time you use it. And what can be better, is if you get rid of the wooden spoon every time, since it can collect bacteria.

Cut the extra skin around your nails.

Get rid of cuticles around the nails

The tools used are called manicure nippers and manicure scissors. Those tools cut away extra dead skin from around your nails. However, be very careful because you should only cut away skin that is loose and soft.

Moisturize

Get rid of cuticles around the nailsIt is essential that you moisturize the area after you are done, because a moisturizer will prevent them from growing back again.

 

Easily Layer Cut Your Own Hair

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There might be thousands of reasons why you would consider layer cutting your own hair. In fact, you can be out of money, scared that the hairdresser might cut too much from the length of it, or just do not feel like going out of the house. As a result, you decide to go with it, and cut those layers out. This is why, we are here today to tell you how to do it, and guide you through the easy steps of the whole thing.

Wash your hair and condition it

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You need to start with a clean, tangle free hair so that you can have a hair that has even layers. Start by washing it, and add your conditioner afterwards. In fact, if you want to brush it in a more easy way, comb it while you are in the shower and the conditioner is on.

Make a ponytail at the top of your head

The best way you can do that, is by turning your head upside down and using a brush to help you gather all of it. After you are done with the gathering, secure the ponytail at the top with a firm elastic band. In fact, in order to get the best results, make sure that the ponytail is on the top of your scalp, and try to avoid pulling all of it to one side, it should be centered.

Slide the elastic down the length of your hair

After you are done with the hardest part, grab the elastic band and slide it down; if you want short layers, stop sliding the elastic several inches from the tip of your hair. However, if you want longer ones, slide it down until it’s about one inch from the end of the ponytail.

Cut off the end of your hair

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Use scissors that have a good brand in order to chop off the section that’s sticking out from the ponytail. Moreover, do not cut at an angle, because the layers will look uneven. Make sure you hold the scissors horizontally and cut straight across.

Get Nail Polish To Stay

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You are frustrated, you see your friends, using the same nail polish products and techniques as you do, but their nail polish stays for days and yours only for hours. Your nails look like you were in a fight with them, but you friends’ nails look perfect and untouched. Well, all of this depends on the type of your nails. However, there are many factors that cause this problem, as well as multiple solutions and hacks. Keep on reading as we guide you through them.

The factors

Multiple factors contribute to the fact that your nail polish does not last. The quality of the nail polish might not be good; a good product along with a good nail polish application are the key! In addition, there are some people who naturally have thin nails, while others have strong nails. In conclusion, it all depends on your nail type, the product, and how it is applied.

The perfect Nail Polish Technique

Carmencitta Magazine - Gel nail polish 2Cleanliness is the key

First thing you need to do is make them clean before you apply anything. Clean previous nail polish residue with an acetone that contains oils so that nothing will remain of them.

Remove stains

Sometimes, due to coffee and smoking, stains may appear on the nail. Soak a cotton swab in water and bleach, and rub it on the stain. This will surely remove them and make your nails clean.

Carmencitta Magazine - Gel nail polish 3Get the perfect base coat for your nails

Try as much as you can to find a base coat that feels sticky; this will act as a double phased duct tape that will make your nail polish stick on it.

Apply two coats of polish

In order to perfectly cover your nails.

Carmencitta Magazine - Gel nail polish 4Don’t shake

Instead of shaking it, roll the nail polish bottle between the palms of your hand, as shaking it might cause air bubbles to form which will make the polish peel.

Be patient

This might take a little while to dry; wait for it, and try not to use your hands for 30 mins.

 

Nails: Ways to strengthen them

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Splitting, breaking, peeling. These are three of the most nail problems that women face. In fact, us women, always aim for a perfect set so we can apply the perfect nail polish with the design we saw over social media. However, our weak nails are always standing in the way. In fact, there are ways you can follow in order to naturally strengthen your nails.

Lessen Water Exposure

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Keeping your hands for a long time in water can make them softer and prone to breaking and peeling. For this reason, put on gloves when you are washing dishes, and try to put them out of water when you are planning to soak for a prolonged period of time on the bathtub.

Carmencitta Magazine - Nails Ways to strengthen them 4Keep yourself hydrated

Apart from being a good thing for your skin, water is too essential to keep your fingernails strong. Drink a lot of water in order to keep your body hydrated and your nails hard. In addition, a healthy diet that contains proteins is a good way to harden them.

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Keep them short

If you are having a problem with weak nails, try to keep them short and cutting them, while you work on making them become stronger. In fact, shorter nails are less prone to breaking because there is less exposure to water and hard surfaces.

Moisturize your cuticles

Instead of spending so much time cutting your cuticles, invest your money on oils and crèmes that are made especially for dry cuticles. In fact, keeping your cuticles dry, can lead to nail peeling and breaking.

Carmencitta Magazine - Nails Ways to strengthen them 5Make a nail soak at home

Coconut oil, argon oil, vitamin E oil, tee tree oil, and castor oil, are a great way to help your nails become stronger. Just put a little amount in a bowl and soak each hand for 10 minutes.

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

Makeup Tips Every Woman Should Know

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Every woman, at least sometimes, put makeup on her face. However, are the techniques you are using giving you the best results possible?  In fact, there are some tricks that you can use, if you want to benefit from the best results when you are using you concealer, foundation, mascara, and all the other stuff. Keep on reading as we guide you through some makeup tips that every woman should know.

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Concealer

Use your concealer only under your eyes to hide dark circles, a bit on the tip of your nose, and on the forehead. However, never use it as a base on your eyelids, because it will cause your eye shadow makeup to crease and not to last.

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When it comes to foundation and its coverage, if you want a bit of coverage, use your fingers in order to apply the foundation on your face. However, if you are looking for medium to full coverage, use a brush or a sponge.

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When it comes to powder application, you need to apply it on the spots that you are shiniest first. In fact, this tip helps you control the shine on your face, and leads to having a more put together look. Moreover, once you are done with the shiny spots, apply it everywhere else.

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In fact, bronzer should be applied on your neck, face, and chest, in order to even out the skin tone and make it look the same. However, make sure that you take a step back in order to insure that everything is the same color.

Blush

In fact, a lot of women do not know how to apply blush. First of all, you should smile. After that, start on the apple of the cheek, and blend the blush back directing the top of the ear, and after that, down toward the jawline.

Make Your Own Diagonal Bow Braid

Making the bows really is not that difficult once you get the hang of it.

Winged Eyeliner Revisited

“Never ask a girl with a winged eyeliner why she’s late.”

Winged Eyeliner Made Perfect

It’s been a while that we’ve been all looking for the perfect winged eyeliner look. It is true, it really is alluring. Unfortunately, it took us some time to master the look. In fact, it was tricky for all of us. Few tips and techniques were available. We learned them all. Here we are today looking at you with the perfect cat eyes.

Now what? Here are the most recent makeup news. We’re used to have one winged eyeliner on each of our eyelids. Why not having three?
You read right. We already know that there is nothing more classic than a winged eyeliner look. But the cat eye as we know it just got itself an upgrade. The new look is as classic as it ever was. Guess what? It is modern and sleek too! However, it might be a little hard to achieve it. Learning the proper technique is a must. And really, what is the proper technique? Well, you’ll find it in the tutorial we bring you here!

Everything You Need to Know

A winged eyeliner is an essential part of most of the girls’ makeup routine. We already know it can be tricky. This said, having a triple winged eyeliner on our lids may be trickier right? Well, not really.
The suggested tutorial will teach you how to sketch three differently looking exotic cat eyes lines. All you’ll have to do is carefully following the steps. In no time, you’ll master this art. In fact, you’ll be combining three looks in one. A vintage mainstay, the classic winged eyeliner is always in style. Not only this, it’s a part of your triple eyeliner too. The two others also consist of a winged eyeliner look. Here’s the twist, however. All three lines are intricately molded. How? You’ll need to watch the tutorial to find out!

Have a healthy lifestyle with these tips

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Healthy living is when a person ditches all the unhealthy habits and routine that he or she already has, and decides to start having a healthy lifestyle. Are you one of those people? In fact, healthy living is a long-term commitment, and needs a lot of work from your part. However, there are steps you can take right now that will make today healthier than yesterday and pave the way for healthy living future.

Carmencitta-Magazine-healthy-lifestyle2Make appointments with your doctors

The first thing you need to do is catch up on your routine screening and immunizations. After that, once the doctor is looking at the results, take the opportunity to ask him or her any questions you might have. Moreover, being afraid of asking questions will eventually lead you to an unhealthy lifestyle.

Carmencitta-Magazine-healthy-lifestyle3-1.jAssess your activity

 

Before doing anything, you need to ask yourself the following questions:  How much physical activity do I get in a typical week? How intense is that activity? How much variety do I get in your activity, and how much do I enjoy it? In fact, adults should get at least two and a half hours per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or one hour and 15 minutes per week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, in addition to muscle-strengthening activities at least two days per week.

Carmencitta-Magazine-healthy-lifestyle4Keep a food diary

 This is the best tip ever! Not only it will help you eat less, but it will contribute to keeping your ideal weight as well as losing weight if that is he desired thing. All you need to do is write down everything you eat for a day, and make sure that you do not forget the items that you are embarrassed to admit. “The idea is to write it down … without judgment,” says Kathianne Sellers Williams, MEd, RD, LD, a nutritionist, wellness coach, and personal trainer with Cafe Physique in Atlanta. “You can’t change what you’re not aware of or don’t acknowledge.”

A New Defense in the Fight against Tuberculosis

TUBERCULOSIS (TB) is man’s oldest infectious killer. TB is a disease that usually attacks and lays waste to the lungs, but it can spread to other areas of the body, particularly the brain, the kidneys, and the bones. Tuberculosis of the lungs can cause coughing, loss of weight and appetite, severe sweating at night, weakness, shortness of breath, and chest pains.

Now the Good News about Tuberculosis

Today, however, there is hope. After ten years of testing, researchers have come up with a strategy that may reduce tuberculosis from being a killer on the loose to being a criminal under siege. Dr. Hiroshi Nakashima, former director-general of World Health Organization (WHO), called this new strategy “one of the most important public health breakthroughs of this decade.” And Dr. Arita Kochi, director of the WHO Global TB Program, says that it offers the first-ever chance to “reverse the TB epidemic.” The cause of all this excitement? A method called DOTS.

DOTS is an acronym for directly observed treatment, short-course. It is a health management system that can cure most TB patients in six to eight months without their spending a single day in the hospital. DOTS depends on five elements for its success. If any of the elements are missing, notes WHO, the ability to cure TB victims “slips through our fingers.” What are these elements?

  • 1. Directly: The most dangerous TB case is the diagnosed case. WHO thus stresses that first of all, health-care workers should direct their efforts to identifying the people in their community who suffer from contagious TB.
  • 2. Observed: The second element of DOTS makes the health system—not the patient—responsible for achieving a cure. Health-care workers or trained volunteers, such as shopkeepers, teachers, or former TB patients, observe patients swallowing each dose of anti-TB medicines. “Patient observers” are crucial for success because a main reason why TB persists till today is that patients stop taking their medicines too soon. After just a few weeks of medication, they start feeling better and stop taking their pills. Yet, the medication must be taken for six to eight months in order to rid the body of all TB bacilli.
  • 3. Treatment: During these six to eight months, health workers monitor the results of the treatment and document the patients’ progress. In that way, they make sure that patients are fully cured and cannot pass the infection on to others.
  • 4. Short-Course: Using the right combination and the right amount of anti-TB drugs, known as short-course chemotherapy, for the right length of time is the fourth element of the DOTS strategy. These combined drugs give a knockout punch to kill the TB bacilli. The drugs must always be in supply so that treatment is never interrupted.
  • 5. !: WHO expresses this fifth element of the DOTS strategy by means of an exclamation mark at the end of DOTS! It represents funding and sound policies. WHO urges health systems to secure financial commitment from governments and nongovernmental organizations and to make TB treatment part of the country’s existing health system.

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