Beauty and Skin Care Treatment – The Simple Way to Keep a Healthy Skin

Skin, beauty and health are highly interrelated, if you lack of skin health, blemishes, wrinkles, dyes, fine lines and imperfections will show up. Every day millions of people look for beauty products and treatments to look beautiful, they want to cover up imperfections and look great.

However if you are looking for a quick solution you will end up harming your skin, common cosmetic products and treatments contain hard substances and chemicals that are not healthy for your skin and your body. For example there are products that help to cover up imperfections, but they are made with alcohol and other substances that dry the skin and cause more wrinkles.

You have to also be careful with skin care treatments, ask your dermatologist for the best option for your skin type, don’t undergo risky treatments, the best ones are always natural.

But now, more people are switching to natural beauty products and treatments that help to improve the skin from the inside out, by using natural ingredients the nutrients will get deep in to the 7 layers of your skin. This cleans your pores and protect your skin from free radicals that damage the skin.

Natural beauty creams are not easy to find, you can find some of them in department stores, but they usually contain a high percentage of chemicals, so be careful and stay away from substances like parabens, alcohol, petrolatum, mineral oil and others.

The best natural creams I have used come from New Zealand and are made with the best organic ingredients from different parts of the world. Ingredients like CynergyTK, Wakame Kelp and Coenzyme Q10 reverse the effects of aging and protect your skin. Also avocado extract, manuka honey, jojoba oil, grape seed oil and vitamin c are important to keep your skin looking smooth and soft.

The Price of Beauty and Cost of Cosmetic Surgery

Achieving perfection in the beauty department is close to possible through cosmetic surgery. However, you might want to fill your stash with thousands of dollars because beauty comes with a high price tag.

Cosmetic surgery has been popular with women, but its popularity has also affected the male gender who wants to improve their looks. Because of people’s desire to look better, this has caused the cosmetic surgery business a billion dollar industry. Though not everyone can spare the money needed for such procedures, there are economical places to have it done without compromising the results and safety.

The table below shows some of the popular cosmetic procedures and how much it could cost you. Please bear in mind that the figures may not be exact as prices may vary depending on the work that needs to be done. Do take note that this table is just for the purpose of having a general reference that is subjected to change anytime; furthermore, the table also aims to help readers formulate relevant questions that they might need to ask their surgeon especially when it comes to price quotation. In addition to that, please take note that some procedures like Liposuction can be done in different parts of the body and so prices may vary as well.
Procedure, Description, Price

Liposuction -Removes the extra fat in different parts of the body. The three types are tumescent, ultrasonic and super-wet. $1,500 to $15,000
Rhinoplasty-This procedure mends or modifies the nose. $3,000-$8,000
Breast Lift-This procedure lifts and gives better shapes to breasts that are sagging. $3,000-$4,000
Brow lift-The traditional way of performing brow lift plastic surgery is with an incision from one ear to the other over the top of the head. This is associated with a big scar and hair loss. 2,000-$8,000
Chin Augmentation- This procedure can be as simple as injecting a temporary soft tissue augmentation filler to insert a silicone or Porex chin implant, thus resulting to genioplasty. $1,600-$2,400
Eyelid Surgery-Surgical modification of the eyelid. Excess tissue such as skin and fat are removed or repositioned, and surrounding muscles and tendons may be reinforced. It can be both a functional and cosmetic surgery. $1,500-$7,000
Facelift-This procedure is used to give a more youthful appearance. It usually involves the removal of excess facial skin, with or without the tightening of underlying tissues, and the red raping of the skin on the patient’s face and neck. $4,500-$6,500
Tummy Tuck-This procedure aims to achieve a firm belly. The surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen in order to tighten the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall. $3,000-$10,000

Just like Michael Jackson, some people seem to have all the money in the world to splurge on every cosmetic procedure available. Though nothing is wrong with that, just don’t forget that there are some things in life which could make you a happier and a better person. Beauty may be something, but it’s not everything; because people who truly love you see the inner beauty in you and no amount of in the world can buy unconditional love.

Perfume and Cosmetics – A Serious Addiction

As a woman, I think I am addicted to perfume and cosmetics. I don’t think there is a woman out there who doesn’t own a tube of lipstick or mascara. I think at my thirteenth birthday party I hired a beautician to do my and my friends’ makeup. Since that day forward, I have had this small addiction to buy new beauty products every so often, let’s say on average every six months. I wonder if it is a socialized thing or women inherently want to look beautiful.

When I go into a department store, or Sephora, for example, I have this urge to try on as many cosmetics that I see. It is fun to experiment. Sometimes I’m in more of an eye mood, where I’ll want to try on every single color eye shadow I see. And sometimes it’s all about the lips. I will experiment with different shades of lipstick and lip gloss. Sometimes it does seem silly though, that there are so many different types of the same cosmetic out there. For example, you can find eye shadow in a powder, stick, or gel form. It is all the same thing, right? People are trying to come up with more unique ways to sell makeup.

It is also fun to try on new perfumes. You may need one kind of perfume for a date, another for a business meeting, and yet another for just every day use. Sometimes women just want to smell beautiful, and not necessarily to try to attract a man. In fact, I don’t really think the real reason women want to look beautiful is for men. It is for themselves. And for the greater competition against other women.

I think there is a sort of pressure on women and competition amongst them to look beautiful. Even to the point that people are willing to make themselves look more beautiful for their whole lives with cosmetic surgery. I wonder why someone would go to such great lengths to make their eyebrows one centimeter higher than their eyelid. I think Hollywood has a lot to do with this. It started out with just celebrities going to get face lifts and nose jobs, and now it is not so uncommon among the rest of the population.

I think girls do grow up wanting to look pretty. Take for example a little girl playing with two dolls. One of the dolls is just average looking, the other more pretty in appearance. The girl will most likely like the prettier doll better. Is this something innate or learned from society? We grow up watching our mothers put on makeup and movie stars with their newest fashions. We want to be like them. We want to look feminine.

While I would never go get a face lift or nose job, I am just fine with continuing to buy the next Mac or Clinique product out there. But next time you buy your own cosmetic, the thought might occur to you, am I buying this out of an addiction, to look beautiful for myself, or someone else?