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A Guide on How to Find the Perfect Skin Moisturizer

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The key to finding the perfect skin moisturizer for you, is to know what your skin actually needs. Moreover, dry skin is a problem that most people are stuck with. In fact, there are hundreds of creams that are found in drugstores and cosmetic departments, but choosing the right one can sometime be a hard task. This is why, we have gathered some tips to make it easier for you when it comes to choosing the skin moisturizer that best fits your dry skin type.

Carmencitta-Magazine-moisturizing-cream3How does it work?

In order to use skin moisturizer, you need to know how it works first. In fact, this product brings the moisture from deeper skin layers, and tries to lock it in the cells of thee outer layer of the skin. Furthermore, the Key ingredients that seal in moisture are: petrolatum, mineral oil, lanolin, and dimethicone. In addition, Glycerin, propylene glycol, proteins, urea, and vitamins help attract water into the outer layer of the skin.

Finding the Right one

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Check the ingredients

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You should first look fir active ingredients such as glycerin, or petrolatum. In addition, try to choose one that is made by a well-known company.

Sunscreen is a must

Always check if there is an added sunscreen to the lotion. It is a great way to keep you skin protected from dehydration.

One for your skin, One for your body

Your facial skin is way more sensitive that your body skin. This is why, you should always choose a different moisturizer for your face. Of course, you should choose one that is appropriate for your skin type.

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Use Retinol before bed

Retinol is considered to be vitamin A for your skin. In fact, Vitamin A helps in speeding the turnover of your skin cells. However, be careful because it may sometimes cause irritation.

Get Strong And Healthy Hair With These Tips

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What most people do not know is that in order to achieve healthy, strong hair, they need to be dedicated. In fact, if you eat hair-strengthening foods, avoid damaging grooming practices, and pamper your tresses with high-quality shampoos and conditioners, you can easily get your strong and healthy hair back. Keep in reading this article as we guide you through tips on how to get strong and healthy hair.

Clip the damaged ends

Carmencitta Magazine - Get Strong And Healthy Hair With These Tips 2Most of hairs tend to become more damaged with time. If your hair is beginning to get damaged, consider cutting off the most damaged parts. In fact, once you remove the broken part from your hair, it will immediately look healthier. Moreover, a trim should be done once every 6 weeks.

Carmencitta Magazine - Get Strong And Healthy Hair With These Tips 3Massage your scalp regularly

What most people do not know is that massaging your scalp will increase the blood flow to your hair follicles, helps stress relief, and conditions the scalp. As a result, you will have healthy hair as well as much less hair loss. Moreover, you do not need to go to a spa so that you can have a head massage; all you need to do is massage your scalp gently when you are shampooing your hair.

Avoid over-washing your hair

Carmencitta-Magazine-Get-Strong-And-Healthy-Hair-With-These-Tips-4When you wash your hair too often and too vigorously, it will lead your scalp and hair to lose all their natural oils, which makes your hair dull, as well as it causes a great damage to your scalp. Moreover, there is no schedule that should be followed when it comes to washing your hair, as people differ in their schedule depending on how fast their hair gets oily. However, you should wash it only 2 times per week, because by washing it every day, as we said, it will lose its natural oils.

 

What Is Military Diet?

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Military diet is a diet program that promises you to lose up to 10 pounds in one week, without having to exercise for prolonged hours every day or any prescriptions pills. Moreover, it goes for 3 days, over multiple weeks, and will cost you a tiny amount of money. Here is what you need to know about it.

How does it Work?

 Carmencitta-MAgazine-Military-Diet-2.In fact, what makes the military diet work is the combination of foods that you eat in each meal. Moreover, once you eat a meal, the foods react together to burn fat, fasten your metabolism, and lead you to have a rapid weight loss. Moreover, this diet, is a natural way, no pills, nor prescriptions are required.

Meal Plan

Day 1:

For breakfast: start your day by eating 1/2 Grapefruit, 1 Slice of Toast, 2 Tablespoons of Peanut Butter, and 1 cup Coffee or Tea (with caffeine).

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For Lunch: you are allowed to have 1/2 Cup of Tuna, 1 Slice of Toast, and 1 cup Coffee or Tea (with caffeine)

For Dinner: 3 ounces of any type of meat, 1 cup of green beans, 1/2 banana, 1 small apple, and 1 cup of vanilla ice cream.

Day 2:

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For Breakfast: 1 egg, 1 slice of toast, and 1/2 banana.

For Lunch: 1 cup of cottage cheese, 1 hard-boiled egg, and 5 saltine crackers.

For Dinner: 2 hot dogs (without bun), 1 cup of broccoli, 1/2 cup of carrots, 1/2 banana, and 1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream.

Day 3:

For Breakfast: 5 saltine crackers, 1 slice of cheddar cheese, and 1 small apple.

For Lunch: 1 hard-boiled egg (or cooked however you like), and 1 slice of toast.

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For Dinner: 1 cup of tuna, 1/2 banana, and 1 cup of vanilla ice cream.

 

The best way to do this diet is for 3 days in a row every week, and for the other 4 days, eat moderately.

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.

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.”

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.

Get rid of facial redness

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Facial redness is a condition that is way too common between people these days. In fact, there are a lot of factors that contribute to your skin being red, such as: sunburn, rosacea, skin allergy, weather, blushing and skin sensitivities. However, there are people who, instead of getting a good treatment, cover the redness with heavy makeup, which only makes it worse. Moreover, besides the numeral medical treatments, there are remedies that help you get rid of facial redness at home. Keep on reading to know what the remedies are.

Carmencitta Magazine - Get rid of facial redness 2Find what is causing it

Grab all the products that you use on your face, put them aside, and use only one each day. This way, on the day your face turns red, you will know which product was causing all this. However, if every day your skin is red, and you were not able to find one product, it means you have an allergy, and you should visit an allergy expert.

Carmencitta Magazine - Get rid of facial redness 3 Use anti-inflammatory

There are products found in pharmacies that you can use on your face, which have anti-inflammatory ingredients that may help. Moreover, there are foods at home that may relief skin redness such as: tea, turmeric, magnesium, cucumber, or ginger. All you have to do is put them on your face for 30 minutes, and you will be fine.

Carmencitta Magazine - Get rid of facial redness 4Apply ice cubes

Ice cubes are a great way to fight surface inflammations and are considered to help reduce redness. All you have to do is, put some ice cubes in a clean washcloth, and apply it on the red parts.

Apply Aspirin Paste

Aspirin has salicylic acid which is a very common treatment for skin conditions. Products found in it, can help reduce the swallowing of blood vessels. Take half an aspirin, crush it in a bowl, and add a few drops of water to make a paste. After that, apply on your face and leave it for 30 minutes. You will immediately notice the change.

 

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.

Hair Oils And Their Benefits

The best feature in a woman is definitely her hair. Most women go from hairdresser to another trying to get the perfect healthy hair, forgetting that they can do it at home using nature’s products instead of harsh chemicals that do nothing to their hair except for damaging it. Here, our readers, is a list of oils that are hair appropriate, natural, and greatly beneficial to your hair.

Coconut Oil

Carmencitta-Magazine-Hair-oil-1.Coconut oil is not only great for tanning, it is also great for your hair. In fact, vitamin E is the most present beneficial factor In coconut oil, in addition to many other nutrients. Moreover, hair can absorb almost every nutrient that is put on it. After putting it on your hair, the result will be hair that is obviously thicker, shines better, healthier and has stronger roots.

Argan Oil

Carmencitta Magazine - Hair oil2This one is considered the most expensive when it comes to hair products. However, ask anyone who uses it, and they will tell you that buying it is worth every single penny. In the matter of fact, argan oil has lots of vitamin E, Omega 3 and 9 fatty acids, and antioxidants in it. All of the mentioned nutrients are great for damaged and extremely dry hair.

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Carmencitta Magazine - Hair oilve oil 3No, this is not only used for cooking and salads. In fact, this is the most beneficial oil for your hair. By using extra virgin olive oil, you will witness a stronger, hydrated hair, in addition to faster growth and less thinning.

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When it comes to masking your hair with oil masks, this is not a once in a life or in a month thing. Some people sleep while putting these masks. However, we advise you to choose one, stick to it, and sink your hair in two to three times a week, for 1 to 2 hours before your shower.

How To Deal With Your Skin Dryness

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Dry skin is an uncomfortable condition marked by scaling, itching, and cracking. Some people have naturally dry skin but it comes more serious when it occurs for other reasons. There many ways to get rid of dryness such as following special diet.

Causes Dry Skin

Dry skin causes can be classified as external and internal. External factors include cold temperatures and low humidity. Over-washing with harsh soaps, overuse of sanitizes and cleaning agents are more reasons for dry skin. Internal factors include health, age, genetics, family history and some medical conditions.

Using creams, moisturizers and other ways are good. But the best way that you cannot neglect is some kinds of food you need to add to your diet to improve your dry skin from the inside out.

The key to healing your dry skin is to increase the amount of healthy fats and oils that exists heavily in Avocados , olive oil and Coconut Oil to your diet.

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Foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids include fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, anchovies, and sardines reduce inflammation in the body. Also they can reduce the inflammation and redness in your skin. Vegetarians can find Omega-3s in flaxseed and walnut.

Instead of buying expensive probiotics, try making your own version. You can eat an assortment of crunchy veggies and serve it as a small side-salad.

Vitamin C

Carmencitta MAgazine Skin Dryness 2Vitamin C is a super antioxidant. Also it is necessary for the function of the enzyme that causes collagen to form. Furthermore, collagen acts as a sponge for moisture and strengthens the capillaries that supply the skin. The best sources are blackcurrants, blueberries, broccoli, kiwi, oranges, papaya, strawberries, guava, cucumbers and sweet potatoes.

Carmencitta MAgazine Skin Dryness 3You have to drink enough water from 2 – 4 letters a day. You can also boost your skin’s hydration with herbs by drinking caffeine-free herbal infusions.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E protects skin from cell damage and supports healthy skin growth. Foods such almonds, hazelnuts, pine nuts and sunflower and corn oils are rich of vitamin E.

 

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