Normal skin: 'Normal' is a considered to be well- balanced skin.
We asked a male with normal healthy skin about his secret and he says plenty of water plus an occasional detox does the trick. He also adds that what you sweat out can affect your skin.
Dry skin: 'Dry' is used to describe a skin type that produces less sebum than normal skin.
Sebum is an oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands. Our skin needs it in order to function, but too much of it can lead to acne, and an overly oily complexion.
Oily skin: "Sebum" is the technical term.
We spoke with two women who insist there is a daily struggle when it comes to taming their oily skin.
While one uses mild soap and noxzema cleanser the other applies alcohol three times a month. All though it's been considered the big "no no" she says this is what works. There was a suggestion to substitute the alcohol with witch hazel, a product often used to treat oily skin.
Combination skin: Both dry and oily. This tends to be the most common but there are not very many products that treat this skin type. Where one area is oily the other is dry which means you must treat each area differently.
Research shows that what you eat can affect your skin. Processed foods that are starchy and products high in sugar can cause acne. We can all agree to the known fact that drinking water is the number one key to healthy skin. Remember to always wash your face before bed!
Doesn't it just make you cringe when you realize you've chosen the wrong "base"? You know, when your face and neck are two different colors? You can have the same skin color as someone else, but different undertones. Knowing your undertone is the key to finding the color that looks more natural on you. Your undertone is the color just beneath the skin. Although skin tones change over time or due to excessive sun exposure, undertones do not. Here are a few tips that will help you determine which undertone you have.
Cool: You will have blue or purple veins. When you look at your skin in the sun, it appears blue-ish. Silver jewelry flatters cool tones. Neutral: Skin is neither pink/red/blue, yellow/gold/peach, but somewhere in between. Veins are blue-green. Both gold and silver jewelry flatters your skin tone. Skin appears greenish when in the sun. Warm: The veins appear green or olive. Gold jewelry flatters your skin tone more than silver. Skin appears yellowish when in the sun. Now that you've got it down on how to find your undertone, make sure you prep your skin by exfoliating and moisturizing your skin before testing foundation. Blending it along your jawline will give you the best results. Hopefully this helps you guys out a great deal. Having the "two toned" look....not cute. At all!
By LaCrecia Steward
1. Foundation: Trade your liquid formula for a cream to powder. Not only will it accommodate dry skin and glide smoothly over any dry patches you may have, cream foundations are perfect for fall photo shoots. You've been meaning to schedule family pics, right?
2. Eyebrows: This fall, we will see bold eyebrows and natural eyebrows. With bold eyebrows, you don't want to overdo it and look masculine. To avoid that, sweep them with a brow gel. For a more natural, fully arched look, use a brow powder. Well defined eyebrows frame the face and make it more symmetrical. With either look, neat and well groomed eyebrows will make your eyes look elegant and sophisticated with or without eye shadow.
3. Smoky Eye: This can be done with any color and not just the traditional black. Purple looks great with any eye color. Deep burgundy, brown and copper shades will be very popular for this upcoming fall season. For a more distinct look, line your upper lid and waterline with a deep black eyeliner. To complete the look, add a few coats of mascara or false lashes.
4. Lips: Time to toss your gloss! Well, maybe not toss it. Trade it for a bold, deep, ruby lipstick! Matte lipsticks are trending more now for all seasons but they are especially popular during the fall. If your favorite lip color is shimmery, just apply an extra coat and blot with paper. That technique will create a perfect matte finish. Don't be afraid to step outside the box and try one of the many bold colors that are out there! And there you have it ladies! Remember, fall season is unpredictable and can change in a heartbeat. Fall makeup is changeable too. So play it up a bit. From flirty to fierce or keep it subtle! It's your choice!
By LaCrecia Steward
Choosing a college major is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make. Of course most people are concerned about financial security but it's important to choose a career path that you can live with. Here are a few tips that can help better prepare you for your new journey!
IT WON'T HURT TO WAIT: Give yourself time. You can start college courses without having a major. Some students wait until their second year and most even change majors after making a decision.
TIME IS MONEY: College is expensive so you don't want to do a lot of unnecessary waiting. Dedicate your time to making the best decision for you. Once you know what you want for your future, you can start making detailed plans.
DO YOUR RESEARCH: There's nothing more effective than good old fashion research. Weigh your options and take notes . Talk to an adviser once you have some idea of the direction you would like to pursue. Each major requires a different amount of college credits.
DO IT FROM THE HEART: "If you're doing what you love it doesn't feel like work at all." You will most likely be more dedicated to a career if you are passionate about it. Disliking what you do can lead to depression and even mental breakdown.
We wish you much success and remember to choose wisely!
Rose Cora Perry - Rocking and Making a Difference
Drawing comparisons to Alanis Morisette and Norah Jones, Rose Cora Perry is making moves this year with new music. Her sophomore solo album, Onto the Floor, was released November 2016.
Her story starts when she was only four years old. She began classical voice training and debut her first live performance on stage. She then tackled the act of writing her first song by the time she was seven. By the age of 15 she was the CEO of her own record label and publicity firm. Rose Cora Perry is not a novice when it comes to music. She has been captivating audiences with her unique and innovative voice.
Losing your job is very unfortunate but it happens. Unemployment benefits is temporary financial assistance for the workers who lose their position due to no fault termination.
Here's how you can apply!
To qualify for unemployment benefits in Texas, you must have worked in Texas during the past 12 to 18 months and have at least a minimum amount of wages as required by our guidelines. You must also be able to work, available for work, and looking for work each week that you are requesting benefits.
Once you have determined that you qualify for unemployment benefits your next step is to fill out the online application. Every state has a different website link. Contact your local Workforce Commission.
The federal Department of Labor's website says that you can expect your first unemployment check two or three weeks after you apply, if you submit all of the required information.
We all know that staying active is very important when dieting but some exercises can cause serious injury. Here are a few that you may need to consider avoiding.
By K. Graves
The holidays have come and gone, but winter is still here. Between the blistering cold outside and the heat blasting inside, it is a must to keep skin hydrated and radiant. Here are a few tips to protect your skin from the most savage winter weather.
1. Exfoliate: Exfoliation is needed because dry skin build up can prevent moisturizers from penetrating. This step helps your moisturizer to absorb better.
2. Moisturize: Your face is subject to lose more moisture during the winter than the rest of your body because it is exposed the most. Moisturizing your skin with one that fits your needs will help retain moisture and make you look more radiant.
3. Use a humidifier: There's nothing like being in a nice cozy home when it's cold. But the inside heat can also rob your skin of its moisture. Keep the temperature comfortable, but not too hot for too long. Use a humidifier to replace lost indoor moisture.
4. Take care of your hands: Your hands have the thinnest skin on your body and they are usually exposed just as much as your face. Keep them moisturized by using a moisturizing hand cream and wear gloves.
5. Avoid wool and other irritating materials: Wearing wool, nylon or polyester can make your dry, itchy skin worse. The best material for you to wear is cotton. If you have to wear wool, wear a light one like merino wool. It's less irritating. Or you can opt to wear a cotton shirt underneath.
By LaCrecia Steward
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