Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Plump Up your LIPS !

I had heard about it but never really used it. When i saw it at Target it did not look any different from the regular lip gloss that i have always used. But as it was only $10.00 i thought what the heck lets just try it and see if it really plumps up my lips. To my surprise it really worked very well just as advertised. So let me tell you how it works....

Most lip plumpers contain some type of irritant like menthol, camphor or cinnamon that causes mild swelling. Your lips feel minty! Simply apply plumping gloss directly to your lips and watch them inflate. It also keeps the lips hydrated for a long time. If you don't use any lip plump potion make sure you keep your lips hydrated with any lip balm, as dry and chapped lips look even more thinner. The effects and the amount of fullness can vary by brand. The one that i am using is from Physicians Formula and i use it twice a day. Its available in different shades, some also have glitter for party time.

There are several stories on the internet about "Get Instant Luscious Angelina Jolie Lips" with surgical augmentation or through injections - ouch. One would go for it if she is really crazy and has a lotta money. Well these methods are long lasting but they can have several possible side effects. So why go there!

Try out the deep wine tones such as burgundy, cabernet and merlot even scarlet which is hot this season. A little shimmer with a champagne-colored gloss on top will give you the perfect Lip Plumping Cocktail!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Acne Scars: Can i beat it?

Sometimes you look into the mirror and its clear and sometimes you see acne popping up or the scars left over from acne. Why can't it be always clear? what is it that is making it toggle so much? Thats what i am thinking right now and i hate it. I don't have an answer to all the questions but i am not going to give up! So i have talked about it to my parents n friends and got their suggestions. To start with i am following some good stuff that we all know are important. Its just that we don't follow it religiously. Anywaz here i listed them ALL:
. Drink atleast 3 liters of water everyday
. NO coffee or Tea.
. NO spicy, oily n fried food :(
. Exercise everyday. I run for 30min on the treadmill and do some strength exercise for 15min.
. Use Neutrogena acne therapy treatment which is said to be much better than Proactiv. Proactiv works for some but for others it can have side effects so be careful.
Its a 3 step process:
Step 1:
Skin Polishing Acne Cleanser contains Salicylic Acid acne medicine and micro-fine beads designed to unclog pores as well as to treat and help prevent pimples, blackheads and whiteheads.

Step 2:
Acne Control Lotion contains Benzoyl Peroxide acne medicine, which kills acne causing bacteria, treats inflamed breakouts and helps prevent future acne.

Step 3:
Oil-Free SPF 15 Lotion (as needed) is a unique combination of SPF 15 and DermaNaturals®, an exclusive botanical complex. It protects acne-prone skin from damaging UV rays, while calming and promoting the return of clear, healthy-looking skin.

I have done all this in the past and once my skin is all clear i just let it go and then it gets worse again. Lazy lazy me..what i want to say here is you need to take care of your skin everyday no matter what. Some don't have to but others who have acne prone sensitive skin need to invest time in it and its worth it! I am also going to consult a dermatologist soon.
I am following all of the above and its been 2 weeks now. I will get back to you with before and after results in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime if you girls n guys have any suggestions or want to share your success story please feel free. You can also email me at rohs13@gmail.com