The danger of sun damage to your skin while driving
Mar12

The danger of sun damage to your skin while driving

Most people don’t realize that the front windshield of your vehicle offers greater protection from the UV-A sunrays than your side windshields.  Driving has been linked to an increased risk of skin cancer due to sun exposure through the windows, which do not filter UVA rays. A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology concluded more cases involved the left arm and left side of the face, according to the CBC in Canada. What should you do? Wear sunscreen daily and apply to your face and arms generously on a daily basis. But just stick with SPF 15 and broad spectrum sunscreens. Remember SPF rating protects only against UVB rays and doesn’t even cover the aging UVA rays. Also the higher the SPF, the more toxic chemicals there are in the sunscreen typically, and if you are applying it all over your body, it increases the likelihood of absorption into the body.  Specifically 56% of beach and sport sunscreens contain the chemical oxybenzone. The primary function of oxybenzone is to absorb ultraviolet light, but some research shows oxybenzone can be absorbed through the skin.  Retinyl palminate has also been found to have negative health consequences. oxybenzone – can behave like estrogen in the body retinyl palminate – may speed the development of skin tumors when exposed to sun Broad Spectrum and what does it mean? Broad spectrum means the product protects against both UVB rays that cause sunburns and also UVA radiation that causes premature skin damage and aging. Most dermatologists agree that broad spectrum sunscreens are the best. Don’t’ forget, lotions are better than spray sunscreens for a more evenly distributed protection. Secondly spray sunscreens can be inhaled by children and the chemicals in sunscreen were never tested for effects on lungs of humans. In conclusion, make sure to apply sunscreen each day but keep in mind the harmful pitfalls that exist in sunscreen and their perception too. ———————————————————————————————————————- Adore Organic Innovation discovered the restorative power of plant stem cells. Harvested from organic sources, Adore Cosmetics helps the skin restore itself using the epigenetic properties of plants. To learn more, follow Adore Cosmetics on...

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5 secrets to dressing like a British girl
Feb01

5 secrets to dressing like a British girl

British girls always seem naturally sophisticated and comfortable. Their sense of style is unique and not overworked. This brings about a very old meets new look, that almost anyone can copy. Here are 5 secrets to dressing like a British girl; A white shirt – A crisp white fitted shirt is a must-have in any british closet. It is can be worn as both day and evening wear. Pair your white shirt with jeans, a mini, a pleated skirt for a mix of feminine meets masculine. Wear heels during the day – Don’t be afraid to pull out your heels during the day. Heels are a staple in most british wardrobes and are worn throughout the day. A good comfortable pair of heels, gives an outfit confidence and length. A well-cut blazer – A blazer with a white shirt is a classic combo, that looks polished on any body type. Wear your blazer with pants for a more masculine look or pair it with a dress, to give your outfit structure. Fitted jeans and a soft pretty blouse – Mixing masculine with feminine, is a trick british girls have mastered. This combo is a season favourite and suits almost anyone. The look works best with a washed out pair of denims and a silk pussy bow blouse. Colour is your friend – British girls love colour. Include bright colours with a cashmere crew jumper, which is perfect for comfort and...

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Vintage is In: Summer Vintage Styles

What better to wear with your oversized casual hat, large sunglasses and sun dress than art deco rings? Vintage is in this year, and summer fashion can be dressed up or down depending on locale. Find yourself on the strip in Vegas? On the beach at Miami? These keen fashion tips will help you figure out the perfect outfit and accessories for any occasion. According to Cynthia Findlay Antiques, one of the fundamentals to fashion I vintage. Vintage influences the new in ways that may not be apparent to the average person. If you develop an eye for it, vintage can be paired well with modern styles to create a look that is eye-catching and entirely unique. One of the best ways to pair vintage and modern fashions together is to accessorize. You can choose a vintage dress and modern shoes with a vintage style. This helps you look more in fashion, and less in costume. Vintage dress is very showy, so trying to go for the full vintage effect can result in overdressing for an occasion (and would add hours to your morning routine, trying to get hair and makeup just right). Edwardian vintage engagement rings, for example, are ultra-romantic pieces with gems and stones set into intricate metal working. These rings are reflective of a period when jewelers first began mastering the techniques that would lead to modern jewellery making. Alone, they seem almost flashy. Dress down with torn jeans. Part of the mystique of vintage is how it looks paired with the more casual styles of every day dress today. Don’t be afraid to mix eras either. If you shop for estate jewellery, you’ll quickly accumulate many pieces from all across the past. Pair those styles together for unique and interesting...

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The Most Flattering Colors to Wear With Every Denim Wash

Denim comes in a wide array of washes and can range from light to deep blues. Since most shades are so different from each other, choosing a perfect match can be difficult. To highlight your jeans as well as your top, here are 5 of the most common denim colour washes and what colours pair with them best. Light washed denim – Light washes can be tricky because they can look worn out. To make your denim stand out pair it with a dark burgundy. Most people pair light denim with light coloured tops like white. However this will create a very one dimensional look that is not flattering. Medium washed denim – This wash is faded in certain areas and darker in others. Green compliments this wash perfectly, by bringing out the darker shading of the denim and making the lighter areas brighter. Choose a rich bottle green to create a stunning pairing. Dark to medium washed denim – This type of denim looks best paired with navy blue. The two different shades of blue, brings out the best in both the top and bottom. Dark washed denim – Dark denim looks best paired with red. The red tones, helps the dark wash look more rich and expensive. Darkest washed denim – The darkest washed denim, which is close to navy, looks best with bright colours like yellow. In this case your denim will make your yellow top look brighter and more...

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Jewelry styling tips to suit your skin tone
Nov17

Jewelry styling tips to suit your skin tone

Written by Costbuys You may have noticed that certain metals look better on your skin, while others tend to wash out your skin. This is mainly due to your skin tone and the color of the metal. Here are some tips on what color metal you should wear for your skin tone. Cool skin tones – silver – If you have bright blue eyes and naturally brown hair with a contrast between the color of your hair, skin, and eyes, you have a cool skin tone. These skin tones carry bright colors well, like royal blue and scarlet. You should also opt for cool-colored metals, like Silver. Warm skin tones – yellow gold or rose gold – If your skin tone is warm you will have green eyes and less contrast between your hair, skin, and eyes. Therefore look to wear paler more neutral metals like yellow gold or rose gold. Remember when your discount shopping online for jewelry, consider the design of the jewelry as well as the color of the metal. Usually, metal shades that do not match your skin tone will make the jewelry look cheap on the wearer. However, if you have jewelry that doesn’t match your exact skin tone, create cool or warm tones by changing your makeup, hairstyle or the color of your clothing. For example, if you have cool skin tones and want to wear gold, use some bronzer and wear your hair up and away from your face. For the best online shopping deals on jewelry, visit reputed jewelry sites. ______________________________________________________________________ Costbuys offers the best household necessities that have never been more affordable when you discount shop...

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