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Ditch Bags Under The Eyes For Good

If there is one thing that frustrates most women, it has to be trying to deal with bags under the eyes. Unfortunately, the skin around our eyes starts to sag as we age, which is a sign of ageing that we can’t stop completely. Not only that, though, but bags under the eyes can be made worse due to a variety of factors, including tiredness. Thankfully, there are a few things that can be done to reduce their appearance and help you feel a lot more comfortable about your look. Read on to find out more!

 

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Get Some Sleep

First of all, the best way to combat those pesky bags under your eyes is to combat your tiredness. So, it could be necessary to work on your sleep. If you can’t remember the last time you replaced your mattress, you might want to visit a site like mattress-guides.net to find a comfortable one that will meet your needs. You should also consider getting into a good bedtime routine so that your mind and body can wind down and prepare for sleep. When you wake up, you should feel a lot more refreshed, and your skin will look better as a result.

 

Use Tea Bags

Sure, tea tastes great, but have you ever thought about using it on your face? Probably not, but it’s worth doing! There’s caffeine in tea, and if you apply tea bags underneath your eyes, the caffeine will help to rejuvenate the skin and reduce the appearance of any bags and dark circles. Green tea is the best type for this as it has some anti-inflammatory properties. Simply steep the tea bags for a few minutes in warm water. Take them out and wait until they have cooled to apply them to your face.

 

Get Your Sinuses Checked

Sometimes a problem with the sinuses can cause bags under the eyes. Thankfully, your doctor should be able to advise you on the best medication to treat this if you go and see them. They might suggest that you try to clear your sinuses with a neti pot, but most of the time a simple nasal inhaler is used to clear the airways. Once your sinuses begin to clear, your eye bags should, hopefully, start to reduce.

 

Drink Plenty

When we don’t drink enough, our skin can become quite dehydrated. When this happens, wrinkles, blemishes, and dark patches are a lot more noticeable on the face. It can also increase the appearance of bags under the eyes. So, make sure you drink plenty throughout the day and especially just before you go to bed. The body loses quite a bit of water while we sleep, but drinking plenty before bedtime ensures you don’t wake up with a dry face.

 

Look For Eye Creams With Retinol

Eye creams, like the ones on cosmopolitan.com, can also help reduce bags under the eye. When you are looking for a new one, make sure it contains retinol. This ingredient is very close to vitamin A and can help the skin look smooth and youthful.

 

Say goodbye to bags under the eyes!

 

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A Gift-Giving Guide for your Fashionista Friend

Looking for the perfect present to put a smile on the face of your fashionista friend? Keep on reading and we’ll list down some of the no-fail gift ideas that you might want to consider. These gifts are sure to elevate her sense of style and allow her to make a fashion statement.

 

Wristlet

For the times that she does not need to bring a bag, but she needs a place to keep her cash, cards, or phone, a wristlet is sure to come handy, which makes it a good gift idea. Not just any wristlet would do. Stay away from the generic designs and give her one that is personalized. You can have it printed with her name, photo, or an inspirational quote. Check out personalized gifts from Shutterfly, including their wristlets, if you are looking for a unique gift idea.

 

 

Photoshoot

Give her the gift of experience! Make her feel like a celebrity model even for just a couple of hours. Hire a photographer and find locations where you can have unique shots. Make sure to take care of the wardrobe and the props as well. This will be an opportunity for her to show off her style and have it documented in photos. Have the photos printed! You can also print it on canvas. In the case of the latter, be sure to check out Shutterfly’s canvas prints to have an idea of a unique way to give her the photos from the shoot.

 

 

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Phone Case

If she is truly a fashionista, she will be focused not only on the big stuff but even on the small details. These details include her phone case, which should match her outfit. Look for fashionable phone cases that will complete her look. Choose colors that she will love. Bright colors will be perfect if she has a funky sense of fashion. Darker hues, on the other hand, will be more ideal if she is pulling off a sophisticated style.

 

Nail Polish

Speaking of the small details, more than what to wear, she also most probably frequently thinks about the color of her nails. With this, another gift worth considering would be a nail polish. Give her a set of assorted colors. As they say, nail polish is the new girl’s best friend! Luckily, they are cheaper than diamonds, making them easy to give for the fashion fanatic!

 

 

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Headdress

If you have a fashionista friend who loves attending festivals or who just likes to be funky at times, a headdress will also make a good gift. This is the less boring version of a cap! It is an ornamental cover to the head, which can be made of various materials, often of bright colors. This will be great for petite girls as the design of the headdress allows it to give an illusion of height to the wearer.

 

Your fashionista friend will surely be happy with the gift ideas that have been mentioned above, which will make her trendy and chic!

 

What do you think of these gift ideas?

 

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A SkinBase Microdermabrasion Treatment

You all know how crazy I am when it comes to beauty and skincare products. Well I am also very into skincare treatments. I neglected my skin for many years, and I am actually playing catch up now. My skin is great but I would love to clear a few pigmentation issues. I had the golden opportunity to have a SkinBase Microdermabrasion Treatment a week ago, and my facial skin is still thanking me for it today. My skin has never looked so good.

 

What is Microdermabrasion

For those who have never heard of the Microdermabrasion Treatment, it is a non-invasive procedure that uses exfoliating tiny crystals or a diamond tip to help remove the layer of dead skin cells. When you remove the top layer of skin, the body interprets it as an injury. The body then quickly replaces the lost skin cells with new healthy ones.

 

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My Microdermabrasion Treatment

My treatment was at Professional Eyes Studio in Northwich on a Saturday. As soon as I walked into the studio, I felt relaxed and ready for some pampering. The therapist examined my entire face. And then my face was cleansed of all makeup using a cleanser and the treatment started. I found the treatment completely painless and I was comfortable all through the treatment. A wand delivering a fine jet of abrasive crystals was used all over the skin. If I was to describe the sensation of the machine, it felt like an intense scrubbing on the face. Like a buff and polish of the skin.

Once the treatment was done, a simple moisturiser without any essential oils, AHA’s, glycolics or retinol was applied to replenish lost moisture and to prevent the skin becoming dry and peeling. The moisturiser used after this treatment must contain SPF to protect the skin from excessive sun exposure

The entire Microdermabrasion treatment was about 30 minutes. It ended with a hand massage which felt so good. As an online entrepreneur, I am forever online typing one thing or the other on a gadget, so having a hand massage was exactly what my tired fingers needed.

 

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Microdermabrasion Aftercare Advice
  1. Heavy makeup should not be used for the first 12 hours after the treatment.
  2. No swimming, facial waxing or fake tan application for the first 24 hours.
  3. Saunas, sun beds, sun exposure, botox, collagen injections or dermal fillers should not be used for the first 48 hours.
  4. Anti-ageing creams, AHAs, Glycolics, retinol or exfoliating products should not be used for the first 72 hours.

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Who needs Microdermabrasion

I would recommend this treatment to anyone dealing with pigmentation, acne scarring, wrinkles and fine lines. SkinBase™ is the leading Microdermabrasion treatment.  There are over 2,000 accredited salons and spas in the UK & Ireland, so there should be a salon near you. The therapist at the salon would examine your skin during the first consultation to determine the course of treatment you need. Treatments plans can vary from single ‘beauty boost’ treatments to courses of 6 to 20 treatments every 7 to 10 days.

I had a single beauty boost treatment as my skin didn’t need a course of treatments. But I will be having a treatment every couple of months as I loved the glow the treatment has given my skin. It feels brand new. My skin has never looked this good and I am loving it so much. I didn’t have any reactions after the treatment except a bit of dryness which went away after 24 hours. I used lots of Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion for the first 48 hours to replenish moisturise. It helped a lot. And I did splash my face with cold water once after the treatment when my face felt dead dry. With lots of mosituriser afterwards.

 

You can check out the short video below to see how my skin glowed after the treatment. The picture above does not do it justice.

 

 

 

What do you think of this SkinBase Microdermabrasion Treatment? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thank you for reading.

 

*I received this treatment in exchange for a review but all thoughts are 100% mine as always.

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