Skin Beauty Tips

How to Look Your Best in Photos

Submitted by Meg Wilson on June 4, 2007 - 09:07.

Care Fair has some good tips for how to look your best in photo shoots. If you are getting professional photos taken and you want to increase your chances of looking great, they say that 72 hours prior to the photo shoot, you should try to avoid red meat, caffeine, alcohol and spicy foods. They say these foods may make you skin look oily and increase the chances of your eyes appearing puffy or swollen.

See their article for more tips here.

Above is a poster of the younger Kate Moss at a photo shoot.

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The 7 Minute Lift

Submitted by Meg Wilson on May 21, 2007 - 17:03.

It sounds too good to be true. Can you really apply face cream and expect to see a major improvement in your wrinkles within seven minutes?

Greek Island Labs is making this claim. They say their cream, the Athena 7 Minute Lift, does not contain any toxins, muscle relaxers or harmful chemicals.

They say the initial results last from seven to ten hours.

"The product has performed exceptionally well in clinical trials demonstrating an 83.72% average reduction in lines and facial wrinkles based on a full face evaluation. Provided that it is used in accordance with the enclosed instructions, you should see noticeable results after your initial application. The first few times that you use the product, your results will typically last anywhere from 7-10 hours. Long term daily use has been shown to increase results by an average of 27% so the product can be used as both a temporary fix for an evening out or it can be used daily to produce better long term results."

It sounds like a miracle cream. Could these claims really be true? We'd love to hear from anyone who's given this cream a try.

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A Plastic Surgeon's Advice for Good Skin

Submitted by Meg Wilson on May 14, 2007 - 05:45.

Before spending thousands of dollars on face-lifts or regular filler injections, one plastic surgeon suggests people pay more attention to their daily diet.

Dr. Lu-Jean Feng is a plastic surgeon. The first thing she talks to her potential patients about is their diet. She says an unhealthy diet will really show up on your skin and especially your face.

"I tell people, I can do a face-lift on you, but if you keep eating badly, your face will show it. What's the point in that? It doesn't take a doctor to notice a dramatic improvement in the quality of facial skin once a person reduces the amount of refined sugar in her diet."

See more about foods that fight wrinkles here.

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Tanning Creams Versus Tanning Salons

Submitted by Meg Wilson on April 1, 2007 - 05:26.

A glowing suntan is definitely attractive on most people and fake, sunless ways of providing a tan are a huge business. But how to go about getting a sunless tan that looks great and isn't harmful to the skin?

In an eye-opening article about this Diane Kockler interviews Doctor Kunin who says "spending 20 minutes in a tanning bed is equal to spending an entire day on a tropical beach without sunscreen. I understand why people like a little color, but don't get in a tanning bed. It's a carcinogen."

Tanning creams on the other hand are considered safe for the skin and body. And they have improved a lot over the past thirty years. You no longer risk looking orange after applying them. See her discussion about tanning creams here.

The above photo is by Rachel Logan.

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Flawless Skin in the Photoshop Fairyland

Submitted by Meg Wilson on March 29, 2007 - 08:02.

Melody shows us several examples of how cosmetic flawlessness is only a photoshop click away. Here is Eva before and after the magic of photoshop.

Visit Melody's site and see for yourself if Beyonce really had a nose job or whether it's just a photoshop trick.

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