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Dressing Rules That Everyone Should Learn Once and for All

“Dress shabbily, and they remember the dress; dress impeccably, and they remember the woman,” Coco Chanel said. It’s hard to disagree with her because clothes are a very important part of our image. Any flaw can be noticed — especially when you are going to meet someone for the first time!! So, scroll down and be ready for any type of meet ups ㅡ it could be a professional one, or it can also be just an ordinary day. But who knows? your first impression matters to everyone!

1. The middle button on a jacket should always be closed. The upper one depends on your mood. The lower one should never be closed.
2. When you are wearing a shirt or a blouse, you can unbutton no more than 2 buttons.
3. Wear earrings that match your bracelet and a necklace that goes well with your ring. 3 or 4 things in one look is too much.
4. The tip of your tie should reach your waist and cross it just a little.
6. If you are wearing a shirt without a jacket, you don’t need a tie.
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I didnt know that the middle button should always be closed!!!! This was helpful
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Easy Ways to Hydrate Your Skin
Let's understand right from the beginning that moisturising helps to slow down the ageing process. Here's another way to look at it. Drinking water is an essential part of everyone's day, so if you want to keep your skin healthy, you need to make sure you're hydrating it too. Here are five practical ways to help your skin stay moisturised. Moisturizer You should moisturise every day. As a Dermatologist, I stress this and for solid reasons. Moisturizers have the ability to hold water in your skin, keeping it smooth and supple. You can't assume that, because you're a man or a woman, your skin is sensitive, oily, you don't need to apply moisturizer. Even if you don't notice the need for it, you should moisturise your skin on a daily basis. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends the use of moisturiser frequently, every single day. Moisturizing everyday can help calm down oily skin and reduce acne breakouts and reduce wrinkles. Tub soak vs Shower Avoid hot baths as they may cause unwanted side effects. you may  choose to soak in the hot tub because it helps relieve tension and relax the body, but bear in mind that hot water removes the natural skin oils that protect your skin. Your skin dries out skin and feels itchy and irritated, especially if you have a dry or sensitive skin type. Hot tub soaks can aggravate eczema, psoriasis and many other skin conditions. Rather than immersing yourself in hot water, prefer to settle for a warm shower. Gentle Skincare Products If you have sensitive skin, opt for gentler products. Exfoliating your skin daily or using an antibacterial soap is unnecessary. Such products definitely strip your skin dry.  To ensure that you are buying products that are gentle, moisturising and fragrance-free, learn to read ingredient labels correctly. Avoid ingredients such as sulfates, silicones and parabens. Try to pick certified organic or clean beauty products where possible. Sunscreen Use sunscreen at all times. When you expose your skin to the harmful UV rays of the sun, protect it from the damage that they cause. Make sure to apply sunscreen each and every day, year-round, even during the winter months. Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen, SPF 30 (or higher), which is water-resistant is strongly recommended. Also do reapply sunscreen every 3-4 hours to areas of the skin that are directly exposed to UV rays.  Sunscreen is also one of the best ways to prevent pigmentation and premature aging. Drink Water Drink a lot of water. This sounds like a cliche, but drinking plenty of water will help to both moisturise your skin and replenish all of your body's fluids. Exercise, staying healthy, and drinking plenty of water are all effective methods for preventing the early signs of ageing.
Lip Anti-Aging 101 - Secrets to a Youthful Pout
Lips are frequently left out of anti-aging discussions. Volume loss and wrinkles around the mouth, are some of the first signs of ageing. Our lips undergo a number of significant changes as they age. Most lips lose volume and definition over time. But smokers, those with lighter skin, and those who spend a lot of time in the sun are more likely to have lines and wrinkles. Lines can also be exacerbated by those who purse their lips when speaking. So, if your current lip care routine consists of swiping lip balm on chapped lips, there's definitely more you can do to to make your lips look fresh and youthful.  Lip Anti-Aging Serums and Balms The newer lip balms deliver anti-aging ingredients and hydration right where you need it. Look for one that includes a retinol derivative, a potent ingredient known for increasing collagen production and fading dark spots. The issue is that retinol can be irritating when applied directly to the lips, so make sure to moisturise thoroughly afterwards. Ceramides, hyaluronic acid, peptides, antioxidants, and intense hydrators like coconut oil are other ingredients to look for to make lips appear fuller. Within a few days, your lips will gradually plump up. Lip balms containing alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which chemically exfoliate the top layer of skin to reveal a smoother, softer pout.  The simplest anti-aging lip hack, however, is to remember that the skin around your mouth should be treated in the same manner as the rest of your skin. Apply a nightly serum there as well if you're applying it elsewhere. If you're going to smear sunscreen on your lips, use a chapstick or lipstick with an SPF of at least 30. To prevent damage from daily UV light, the skin around the mouth should be protected every morning with sunscreen and topical antioxidants, just as it would be in other areas. In the evening, use retinol, growth factors, and peptides to repair your skin.  Peels and Lasers  A quick laser zap or a chemical peel can help treat fine lines and pigmentation around the lips that do not seem to improve with topical treatments. The lines form because the muscles around the mouth constrict, folding the overlying skin. Lasers and peels can be used in the office to improve skin tone and texture while also reducing the appearance of lines. Skin lightening ingredients such as kojic acid or hydroquinone derivatives are also excellent choices for lip lightening as well. Microneedling causes micro-injuries to the skin around the lips, stimulating collagen and elastic production. There is less downtime than with a laser or peel, and it is not melanin or pigment sensitive.  Lip Injectables Not all lip fillers are performed with the goal of creating Kylie Jenner lips. The lip's border, known as the "white roll," loses definition with age. Because you lost structure at the border, it is common for lipstick to bleed from the red part of your lip onto your skin. To restore volume and structure around the mouth, a filler is recommended. Over-treating the lip border can result in duck lips, but subtle treatments can help to distinguish the lip from the skin around the mouth.  Injections of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, such as Restylane, Juvederm, or the more subtle Volbella, can make the lips more defined and thus younger-looking without significantly changing their size. If you're more concerned about wrinkles and lines around your mouth, a few drops of Botox can also help soften and relax the muscles around your mouth. There is one small catch: you won't be able to purse your lips as much, and you may be unable to drink from a straw for a few months. If you can't give up your daily iced coffee, peels or lasers with your dermatologist may be a better wrinkle-fighting option for you. Source: Lip Anti-Aging 101 - Secrets to a Youthful Pout