Stainless Steel Jewellery

Stainless-Steel Jewellery

While not all jewellers you come across will stock stainless steel jewellery, a growing number is beginning to. There is no denying that gold, silver, and platinum are still leading the way, but stainless-steel is no longer only an option for your steak knife set. Instead, it’s proving to be a beneficial metal type for your jewellery as well. Here’s why.

It Doesn’t Tarnish

If you’re not one to spend countless hours maintaining your jewellery, then you will be pleased to know stainless steel doesn’t need you to. When you buy silver jewellery, which is one of the most popular metals in the world, the jewellers you buy it from will tell you what you need to do to care for it. Silver tarnishes when you expose it to oxygen, which means that you often need to polish it. Stainless steel, however, doesn’t oxidize or tarnish which means it requires minimal maintenance or cleaning – if any at all.

No Sheen

When you purchase items from jewellers, each type of metal has a different sheen and appeal. While you look beautiful, when you wear them together, that sheen can often not match. You then have to be quite selective with what you wear together. Stainless steel doesn’t have this same sheen, which means whatever stainless-steel jewellery you buy, it will all match each other well.

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Waist Training

Is Waist Training the Same as Corset Training?

Many people believe that waist training is the same as corset training, but the two are vastly different practices. While both garments do look similar in style, there are a few dramatic differences that can set them apart as well. Below, we look at the differences between corsets and waist trainers so you can decide which method works for you, and which doesn’t.

What Is Waist Training?

Waist training is more of a contemporary term, derived from a time where women would use corsets to “train” their waist. However, waist trainers today are vastly different than that of corsets and corset training.

You wear a waist trainer to slim down your waist, flatten your stomach, improve your posture and accentuate your curves. There are many different waist trainers for sale on the market, and they look very different to corsets. Most of the high-quality waist trainers are made from latex rubber, and they also feature clasps not dissimilar to those of a bra which you can adjust as your waist shape changes.

The most significant difference between waist training and corset training is that waist training doesn’t alter your rib cage or organ placement to achieve an hourglass figure. Instead, it works with your shape for a more toned appearance. In essence, many people consider it to be safer.

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Take a Selfie Before Botox

Why You Should Take a Selfie Before Botox

Many women shudder to think their face is getting wrinkles. After going through wrinkle cream, chemical peels and dermabrasion only to find those wrinkles are still there, they may very likely turn to Botox for treatment. If you are considering this kind of treatment it is essential to discuss it with a qualified doctor, dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon and do everything they tell you to before and after the treatment.

One thing they may not tell you to do is take a photo of yourself beforehand, but this is a good idea because our memory is not always reliable, especially when it comes to small improvements. If you have a good photo of your wrinkles you will be able to see what a difference the Botox made to them. In fact, comparing your face after the shots with the photo can really help the injector to know whether they gave you enough, or if you should have a bit more.

It is good to have both a before and after photo and take one in between as well. This can give you a good idea of just how the Botox works for you, as so many others get different results. So your first photo should be taken just before the injections. Then another one should be taken the day afterwards. This is often when the doctor does not see you unless you have a problem with reactions or bruising, so it’s good to have the photo to show him the next time you go.

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12 Ways To Ruin Your Skin without Really Trying

Skin is one of the most important parts of the body. Not only does it hold everything in place, it acts as a protective layer, a third kidney and an insulating blanket for our organs. Smooth skin can make us look younger than we are, while wrinkled skin will make us look much older. Often, we put our skin into danger of being ruined without even realising it. Here’s how.

  • We don’t shower after swimming in the pool or the ocean. Chlorine and salt are both really drying to the skin and should be washed off with lots of soap. We should then smooth on moisturiser.
  • We may go outside without sunscreen. The effects of UV radiation on the skin is very aging. If you can, notice English people or those who come from cold countries. Their skin is much more youthful looking than many Australians because they don’t spend hours in the sunshine due to the cold weather in their country.
  • Getting too close to a bonfire or a barbeque. The effect of fire and heat on our skin can truly burn and wrinkle it. Some skin types are more susceptible than others, but once those wrinkles have formed it is too late to find out if yours is.
  • Sitting too close to a radiant heater in the winter can also dry out your skin.

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Is Liposuction Painful?

Perth Liposuction is a procedure where a cannula – tube – is inserted under the skin to such out fat. To get under the skin, a small incision is necessary.  It would certainly be painful if done without any form of anaesthetic. Luckily, doctors don’t expect you to suffer in this way. Each patient undergoes the procedure with the help of a numbing agent, either local anaesthetic or general anaesthetic – or both.

Which one you have depends on the type of liposuction you have and how much fat is to be removed.  For instance, if you are having a large area treated, the doctor may advise you to have a general anaesthetic. It is essential to discuss everything with your doctor and be guided by his professional opinion.

A small area of liposuction may only need a numbing agent for pain control.  This would be injected under the skin in the area to be treated. It is something similar to a numbing dental injection, only because there is more muscle and fat in the injection site than your gum, it won’t be nearly as painful as a dental injection.

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Guide to IPL Skin Rejuvenation

If you want to rejuvenate your skin, IPL – Intense Pulsed Light – may be the way to go. While it is often used to treat specific skin problems such as scar tissue, pigmentation or rosacea, the end result always improves the skin, making it look more youthful and brighter. This is because the outer layer of dead skin cells is removed and more collagen is produced, both of which improve the appearance of the skin.

So even though you may not have those problems, you can still have the treatment just to make your skin look younger. It is one option that lasts a long time, although you may need to have more than one treatment. If your budget or time is limited, always be sure to consult your doctor about cost and number of treatments.

Is IPL right for you?

However, not everyone is suited to this kind of skin treatment. Unfortunately, it does not work so well on darker skin tones such as sallow skin. It is more effective on pale and white skin tones. It is best to be guided by a trained and experienced doctor as there are many other options for skin rejuvenation that could suit you better.

IPL skin rejuvenation is not only done on the face or backs of the hands – areas of skin that are  visible. It can be done on the abdomen to remove ugly stretch marks so you will be able to wear a bikini without blushing. It can be done on the back to remove pigmentation or scar tissue and it can be done on the thighs or legs, if necessary. It is safe for all areas of the body.

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Natural Beauty Routines

Why You Should Try Natural Beauty Routines

What can you do if you have a problem with your skin and all the chemicals in the world don’t seem to make any difference? It may be time to throw away the chemicals and go natural. After all, chemicals are actually toxic, even though they are considered safe because they are present in such small amounts. However, over time this amount will increase and cause goodness knows what kind of damage to your skin.

The problem with many skin products is that what they contain is very often irritating to the skin, if that’s even the worst it does. Soothing creams meant to make the skin soft and prevent it from drying out often contain a drying ingredient. The more you use the cream the worse your skin gets, after that initial ‘feel good’ few hours. So back you go to the same old cream and slather it on even more. The only one to benefit is the company that makes it.

The best thing you can do for your skin is to use natural products that contain no chemicals. You may have to pay more and even look harder to find them, but it will be worth it in the long run. You may even be able to make your own. There are plenty of DIY recipes for skin care products on the Internet.

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Things you Should Know about Breast Implants

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery. While many of these women find a great deal of satisfaction in their new size and shape, it should be remembered that any kind of surgery carries a modicum of risk with it. And not everyone is happy with their cosmetic surgery for one reason or another. Here are some of the things you should be aware of before undergoing breast implants.

  • Implants don’t always last forever. Some develop leaks and need to be replaced. Or scar tissue can develop, making the size and shape of the implant different from what you expected. 25% of women who have this surgery need to have more surgery done within 10 years.
  • The shape and size of your new breasts could change if you lose weight or fall pregnant. Another reason why more surgery may be necessary.
  • Depending on where the cut is made for the insertions, you could lose the ability to breastfeed your babies.
  • It is also possible that your nipples could become numb, although they will still respond to stimulation or cold. You just won’t feel it.
  • Your breast tissue will not feel the same as your breasts did before surgery, although silicone implants do give a similar feel. If you had only small amount of breast tissue beforehand, the implants will be more noticeable. However implants placed behind the muscles are harder to detect – but more painful at first.

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7 Things to do Before Botox Treatment

Botox injections are a medical procedure and should always be carried out by a trained and experienced cosmetic surgeon. Before you have the Botox treatment there are several things you need to do to ensure the best results. Here is a checklist of 7 tips to help you out: –

  • Choosing the right doctor can make a world of difference to your Botox results. The doctor should be board certified, trained and experienced in facial anatomy and Botox treatment. He or she will then understand what each facial muscle does and where the best place is for the injections for the wrinkles or lines you want to have removed. Never allow just anyone to do the injections.
  • Tell your doctor all about your health and medical history. He needs to know if you are pregnant, what conditions, if any, you have and what medication or supplements you are taking.
  • Go off blood thinning medication and supplements before the treatment so that there will be less bruising. Vitamin E, fish oil, Ginseng and Gingko Bilboa are all supplements that thin blood. Aspirin is also a blood thinner as other prescription medications may also be.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol for a few days before the injections.

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Why Liposuction is Better than Laser Treatments for Fat Reduction

Sometimes, the term fat reduction is used interchangeably with weight loss. When it comes to liposuction this is cannot be done. Liposuction may cause weight loss and usually does, because the fatty deposits are sucked out of your body. However, it is actually done to improve the shape of the body by removing lumpy parts caused by fat, not for weight loss alone.

However, many people do delight in the fact that liposuction removes their love handles and other lumps and bumps caused by those fatty deposits that are so difficult to get rid of by diet and exercising. In fact, liposuction works much better than laser treatments for this type of fat reduction. Why?

It addresses the problem directly

Liposuction works by removing the fat directly without damaging the surface of the skin apart from where the cut is made. This leaves small scars, often only 3mm long, which heal quickly and fade away to nothing in most cases. While liposuction is considered to be invasive surgery due to the fact that it requires incisions, it can be a better choice than laser treatment because it is a more direct way of fat removal and more suitable to treatment of large areas.

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Beauty Tips

10 Top Beauty Tips

There are many things in this world that conspire to ruin our looks, from pollution in the air to the stress we deal with on a daily basis. Most women are interested in tips to make their skin glow and other aspects of the face and body look better than they would if left neglected. Here are 10 top beauty tips that will help you make the most of what Mother Nature gave you.

  • Stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water is one of the best ways to keep your complexion looking smooth. According to experts, the body is 70% water so getting plenty of this simple substance is vital, yet one of the easiest things to do.
  • Get plenty of sleep. If you don’t want bags under your eyes, you must have at least 8 hours of quality sleep per night. So make the bedroom dark and quiet and use bedding made from natural fibres so you don’t perspire all night.
  • Cut back on stress. Stress makes you frown and in no time those wrinkles between your eyebrows and on your forehead will become deep and obvious, making you look older than you are. If you can’t remove stress, take up meditation or yoga, or learn other ways to deal with it.
  • Use organic skin care and beauty products that don’t have chemicals such as Parabens in them. These chemicals are no good for your body or your skin. Many are carcinogens – linked to cancer. Other harsh chemicals to avoid are benzophenone, another carcinogen, butylated compounds (BHA) which are banned in Europe, Formaldehyde, Triclosan which is linked to antibiotic resistance and hormone disruption. There are too many others to mention here.

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5 Benefits of Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery is not about being vain; it is about making the most of your looks. Nature gives us all good points and bad points so making the most of the former and the lessening the impact of the latter will ensure we look our best. There are many benefits of having cosmetic surgery to overcome what is perceived as a bad point. Here are some of them.

  • More confidence. If you worry excessively about how you look, it usually means you lack confidence. You feel bad about yourself and think that others may look down on you because of how you look. Sadly, this could be true. These days people are more than ever conscious of their body image and strive for perfection, however unreal that may be.

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How Botox Works

If you are going to have Botox injections to get rid of your wrinkles it is a good idea to understand how they work – and how your facial muscles work. Botox is mainly used to treat wrinkles in the face, but it may not be suitable for all kinds of wrinkles.

How wrinkles form

Wrinkles form due to the action of muscles moving the skin, but those wrinkles form perpendicular to the muscles that causes them. For instance, those mainly perpendicular lines between your eyebrows are cause by a horizontal muscle contracting, while the horizontal wrinkles above your eyebrows and across your forehead are caused by the contraction of a vertical muscle.

How Botox prevents them forming

When Botox is injected into the muscle it blocks the nerve impulse to tissues and thus prevents it from contracting or moving and this is what removes the wrinkles. If muscles cannot move, then they can’t push the skin into a fold or wrinkle. The muscle may still be able to move a little bit, especially as the Botox is absorbed into the body and loses its effectiveness.

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Is Breast Augmentation Right for You?

Many women who are dissatisfied with the size or shape of their breasts have breast augmentation surgery. Basically, silicone or saline implants are inserted into the breast after the cosmetic surgeon makes an incision in the breast. There are three possible places for this incision; under the breast, around the areola – the pink part – or under the arm.

While the surgeon must assess your particular body shape before deciding, most women have the incision under the fold of the breast where the scar cannot be seen. In any case, scarring is not a matter to worry about. The scars are not very noticeable and as they heal they become even less so.

Do it for yourself, not someone else

Before you decide on this kind of cosmetic surgery, you need to ask yourself why you want it and what you expect to gain from it. It’s important to only have it if you make the decision for yourself. Don’t be pushed into by someone else who is not satisfied with your body shape. It is your body and the only person who should want to change it is you.

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