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Exfoliate Your Face for Glass Skin
You are aiming for glassy, dewy skin.  And, you're probably slathering on serums, moisturizsers and brightening products to achieve your skincare goals. But are you exfoliating the correct way?  This is the most important step which gets rid of all the gunk, grime and dead skin cells in order to reveal the soft and glowing skin beneath. You are aiming for glassy, dewy skin.  And, you're probably slathering on serums, moisturizsers and brightening products to achieve your skincare goals. But are you exfoliating the correct way?  This is the most important step which gets rid of all the gunk, grime and dead skin cells in order to reveal the soft and glowing skin beneath. Why should you exfoliate your skin? Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells and dirt from the pores of the skin. This step effectively removes the layer of dead skin cells, which in turn helps newer skin cells in absorbing active ingredients from skincare products. As we age, our skin renewal process slows down and we start to look more dull, pigmented and aged due to the dead cells piling up. A good gentle  exfoliation can boost collagen production, which is necessary for improving skin elasticity and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Manual Exfoliation You can exfoliate manually with a loofah, scrub or wash cloth or electronic tools to physically remove dead skin cells. Sugar and salt are most commonly used in skincare exfoliating products to slough off dead skin cells. This step is ideal for normal to oily skin because the granules gently scrub away dirt. The best way to use a scrub is to make a coin-sized amount on your finger, apply it to your face in circular strokes, and then rinse it with cool water. After this, rebalance the skin with a hyaluronic acid serum or a nourishing ceramide moisturiser. Understanding Chemical Exfoliation Another popular way is to exfoliate with active ingredients such as AHAs and retinol to dissolve the bonds between dead cells. This is magical sloughing! AHAs like glycolic and lactic acid are holy grail ingredients for exfoliating dry skin because they break down the mesh between dead skin cells which an then be easily swept away. If you have dry skin that refuses to be hydrated even after applying layers of moisturiser, you need an AHA serum or chemical peel to remove the dead layer. Because AHAs are water-soluble, they can only remove skin cells on the skin's surface. BHAs, on the other hand, are oil-soluble and can be used to treat acne. Salicylic acid is a well-known BHA that can easily penetrate deep into the skin pores and dissolve blackheads and acne-causing bacteria. Here are some easily available options that will make your skin shine like a snowflake in the winter sun. Toner Pick a toner that contains Glycolic acid 2% and Salicylic acid 1% if you have an oily and acne prone skin. This will sink into your skin to remove dead skin cells and also reduce visible signs of sun damage and ageing to reveal radiant, glowing skin. Scrub Pick a stimulating micro exfoliator made entirely of micro-fine fruit shells and peels. This mixture can gently scrub away unwanted dirt, increase skin elasticity, even out skin tone and prevent acne. Serum Pick a serum containing lactic acid, PHAs and citric acid to help remove dead skin cells and reveal glowing skin. Apply a few drope before your moisturiser and sunscreen. If home based exfoliation fails you, do speak to your dermatologist or skin specialist about professional options such as Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels.
How to Choose the Best Maternity and Nursing Bras in Singapore?
Maternity and nursing bras are your trusted partners during pregnancy and motherhood. They are the comfort your growing breasts need during pregnancy. And they are the convenience you want for yourself when you are nursing your little one. Today, maternity wear is no longer an obscure industry. And also, maternity wear is by no means only about dull, boring clothes. Maternity wear and nursing bras have evolved over time and pregnant mums have plenty of designs, styles, and color options to choose from. Also, online stores that specialize in maternity wear are booming making it easy for women to shop from the comfort of their homes! If you are looking to buy some maternity clothes and nursing bras in Singapore, Lovemère is one of the well-trusted stores that can help you find the garments you need during pregnancy and breastfeeding. How to choose the best nursing bra? The best nursing bra is really the one that provides you the best comfort. Wondering what to look for in an ideal nursing bra? Here are some tips: 1. Go for the right size. Measure yourself well. If you are a breastfeeding mum, measure yourself before a feed so that your breasts are the heaviest at that point. Refer to the sizing chart carefully before buying a nursing bra online. 2. Make sure you buy nursing bras that are made from soft, breathable fabrics. We all know how uncomfortable it can be to wear bras with underwires and rough fabrics. You certainly don’t want to go through that as a breastfeeding mum. A nursing bra, especially in Singapore where the weather can get humid, you should choose fabrics that are breathable and light. 3. If you lead an active lifestyle and exercise, you must go for a sports nursing bra. It will give your breasts good support and accommodate the changing size of breasts during breastfeeding. 4. A sleep nursing bra can make your nights easier. A good sleep bra will not feel tight around the bust when you sleep. At the same time, you will be able to nurse your baby at night without having to undress. 5. Nursing camisoles are also a great option for breastfeeding mums. They are comfortable and convenient for layering. 6. Be sure to check the returns and exchange policy when shopping for nursing bra online. This will help you understand what to do if the size you ordered does not fit or if you don’t like the product you receive. Related Useful Article: Maternity Nursing Bra in Singapore - Your Ultimate Mum Guide 2021 In the current times, shopping online is a great option. Also, if you are a new mother, you are probably discovering that 24 hours are not enough to do everything you need to in a day. Online stores that deliver at your doorstep are a lifesaver in this situation! So, mums looking for a nursing bra in Singapore, get your thumbs twiddling on your phones, and treat yourself to some comfortable nursing bras that you truly deserve!
10 Times your favorite stars looked exactly like anime characters
For me and most other Korean addicts that I know, there was a time when I fangirled over anime characters way more than I did any real human being, until I realized that real-life anime characters were in K-pop and K-drama all along. In honor of this amazing relation in fandoms, this article presents ten times some of our favorite idols looked exactly like classic anime characters. (**This is an article posted on the Dramafever FB page. It was too good to pass up so I had to add it here.**) 1.) Lee Min Ki and L from Death Note Every time I see Lee Min Ki, I can't help but be reminded of L, even when he's playing quirky characters like Byun Hee (Shut Up Flower Boy Band). They both have this sort of dark, dominating image to them, especially when it comes to their eyes, but despite their intimidating demeanor, you can't help but love the two. Plus don't you just love the idea of Lee Min Ki playing a dark genius detective? 2.) Former EXO-Member Tao and Cloud from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Yes, I realize that Final Fantasy is originally one of the biggest gaming franchises out there, but they also made and animated movie that featured Cloud as the main character, so most of my comparisons are based off of the movie, not the classic game. That aside, don't they both look so much alike? They got the hair, the lips, the "I don't care" sunglasses/goggles, even the general vibe they give off is similar. I love it when Tao has the whole bad boy concept, but this took it to a whole different level of awesome for me. 3.) BIGBANG's G-Dragon and Gaara from Naruto Honestly, no one can rock Gaara's hair color and thick eyeliner as well as G-Dragon can. Enough said. 4.) BTS's V and Kaneki Ken from Tokyo Ghoul There are so many things that are visually similar between these two. They both have masculine yet cute facial features that are highlighted by white hair, my personal favorite hair color on V. These features include their jawline, nose, and their darker colored eyes. I also like how they both are wearing the same colored shirt in this image. It just makes the contrast pop out all the more. 5.) Park Shin Hye and Haruhi Fujioka from Ouran High School Host Club One of my favorite looks on the always beautiful Park Shin Hye was when she was playing Go Mi Nam in You're Beautiful, and her cross-dressing mishaps reminded me a lot of those from Ouran High School Host Club. After re-watching the series for the millionth time, I couldn't help but notice how similar the two females looked despite having totally different reasons for their situations. They both look really good in that boyish style, but still manage to maintain an innocent, feminine charm that you can't help but love. Just an example of the perfect balance between the two. 6.) Super Junior's Eunhyuk and Luffy from One Piece Look at these two dorks with their toothy closed-eye smiles! They just scream adorable, don't they? I've always thought that Eunhyuk had aspects Luffy's boyish look and spirit, but seeing it highlighted so well in this picture just makes these goofy boys seem even more alike then I thought. I like how these two look in general, but the icing on the cake? How awesome Eunhyuk looks in a straw hat. 7.) IU and Sakura from Cardcaptor Sakura IU and Sakura are similar in more ways than one in this instance. Not only do these two look have absolutely adorable and similar facial features, but both of these girls are also the epitome talent. While Sakura is good at everything from rollerblading to cooking, IU is the ultimate triple threat idol by being amazing at singing, dancing, and acting (which can be seen by her performances in Dream High and Producer). Also who wouldn't love to see IU in all of Sakura's elaborate outfits? 8.) Rain and Grey Fullbuster from Fairy Tail Hold on to your hats, ladies — these two are the perfect example of Korean idols and anime characters looking absolutely perfect . Both of these boys have similar appearances from their dark hair to their crosses and jeans, but also abs to absolutely die for. Grey Fullbuster almost never wears a shirt, and Rain, for the sake of all his adoring fans, shouldn't even own a shirt, so these two lady-killers are almost one and the same. Plus, it would be so cool to see Rain with ice powers. 9.) Jang Geun Suk and William T. Spears from Black Butler Ahhh...Jang Geun Suk's look from You're Beautiful, both my favorite and least favorite style for him. Not only did the his whole slicked-back hair and tuxedo look remind me of a butler, but specifically one butler in particular: William T. Spears. These two look eerily similar in this scene except for one tiny detail, that of course being William's trademark glasses, but add the glasses and you have the perfect casting choice for a demon butler. 10.) BTS's Rap Monster and Sailor Moon Last, but not least, my personal favorite pair-up, Rap Monster and Sailor Moon. There is no doubt in my mind that this is the closest-looking comparison of this entire list. Every thing from the hair and make-up to the sailor fukku is perfect. Plus, Rap Monster's body shape is definitely on point for this cosplay.
Top những cách phối đồ với áo sweater mà các bạn nam cần biết
Áo sweater cũng là một item quen thuộc không chỉ dành cho hội chị em mà những anh chàng ngày này cũng rất ưa chuộng. Áo sweater nam thường được mix theo phong cách street style và là một trong những unisex giới trẻ đang săn lùng. Hãy cùng Hudi Store khám phá những cách phối đồ với áo sweater nam siêu phẩm chỉ có tại nhà Áo. 1. Sweater là gì? Sweater nghĩa là áo len, nhưng không vì thế mà bạn nhầm tưởng hai loại áo này là một nhé! Thực chất áo len (laine) là một loại áo được sợi dệt từ lông của một số loài động vật như cừu, dê, lạc đà,… Tuy nhiên, những chiếc áo sweater có chất liệu đa dạng hơn thế. Áo sweater cũng thường bị nhầm lẫn với áo hoodie, chúng được phân biệt bởi những đặc điểm như: áo sweater có thiết kế chui đầu, dài tây có bo chun, bo lưng thun và không có túi trùm đầu như áo hoodie. Hiện nay, áo sweater sử dụng nhiều chất liệu khác nhau như vải thun, nỉ, cotton, da … đa dạng hơn dành cho người dùng. 2. Phối áo Sweater với quần Jogger Sự năng động trong những ngày trời đổ nắng được nhiều bạn trẻ ưa chuộng trong những năm gần đây là áo sweater phối cùng quần jogger nam đầy phong cách. Một trong những sự kết hợp tuyệt vời nhất sẽ là 2 items có tone màu tương đồng với nhau ( nếu đó là những tone màu tối ) và những mẫu áo có tone màu sáng, nổi bật sẽ phù hợp với các mẫu quần Jogger có tone màu đen hoặc trắng làm chủ đạo. Và chắc chắn một đôi giày sneaker sẽ không thể thiếu trong set đồ này được rồi. Xem thêm bài viết cùng chủ đề: Xu hướng thời trang 2021 cho phái nữ không thể bỏ qua 3. Phối với quần jeans Một cách phối đồ với áo sweater nam cũng được nhiều bạn trẻ yêu thích là quần jean phối cùng áo sweater. Mỗi chàng trai đều sở hữu ít nhất một chiếc quần jean để có thể diện với bất cứ item khó tính nào. Tuy đơn giản nhưng mà vẫn đủ “chất” để thu hút ánh mắt người đối diện. Nếu bạn đang tìm kiếm những mẫu áo sweater đẹp thì hãy đến ngay Hudi Store nhé. Rất nhiều mẫu mã đa dạng và đẹp mắt đang chờ đợi. Hudi Store cam kết mang đến cho khách hàng những sản phẩm chất lượng nhất.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Many patients ask us, "How does laser hair removal work?" But, more often than not, what they really want to know is, "Is laser hair removal safe and effective, and will it work on me?" Laser hair removal may sound like a terrifying procedure that involves shooting a laser gun at your skin like something from a spy movie. However, this is not how laser hair removal actually looks. Laser hair removal is becoming increasingly popular, and it's easy to see why when you learn how effective it is. We'll answer your questions here so you can make the best choice for your lifestyle and skin. Laser Hair Removal Is Safe Obviously, the most important question to ask whenever you try a new skin treatment is whether it is safe. When you're out in public, everyone can see your skin. People are usually scared of the word "laser" when it comes to laser hair removal because it sounds dangerous. The truth is that the lasers used in laser hair removal are extremely effective at destroying only hair follicles while leaving the rest of your skin unharmed. The US FDA strictly regulates all lasers used for hair removal to ensure their safety. Hair removal lasers are referred to as "lasers" because they emit extremely concentrated light. This specialised light is absorbed by your hair follicles, which convert the light energy into heat. Heat harms your hair's follicle, which is responsible for hair growth. This targeted damage to the hair follicle is what removes unwanted hair and reduces the likelihood of it growing back. Hair removal lasers are designed to target melanin in the hair. Melanin is the pigment that gives colour to your body hair. The laser targets the hair from the shaft down into the follicle by using the contrast between the melanin and your skin. Because laser hair removal works by reducing the ability of your hair follicles to regrow hair, it must be done gradually. The fact that the procedure is done over time contributes to the procedure's safety because the laser's level is low enough to damage only the hair follicles and not the surrounding skin. Laser Hair Removal Is Worth Your Investment Laser hair removal requires an investment of your time; however, when you consider how long the results will last, it is relatively inexpensive. Consider how much time and money you spend on your current hair removal method when deciding whether or not laser hair removal is a good option for you. For example, if you shave your legs, try keeping track of how much time you spend shaving each week. Then figure out how many razor-head replacements you go through in a week. Then multiply this cost by the number of weeks and months in a year to get the current, annual cost of hair removal. The Time Commitment Laser hair removal can take anywhere from 2 to 6 sessions, depending on your skin and hair type. The length of each session is determined by the size of the area being shaved. Small areas, such as the upper lip or armpits, can take 5-15 minutes, whereas larger areas, such as your legs or back, can take up to an hour per session. You can expect to wait 4-6 weeks between sessions. This is due to the fact that hair grows in cycles, and the laser is most effective at killing your hair when it is actively growing. One of the most common mistakes people make with laser hair removal is going to a couple of sessions, seeing a reduction in hair growth, and then failing to return for their remaining sessions. What is actually happening when you notice this initial reduction in hair growth is that your hair is in a dormant period and will re-grow quickly once this cycle is completed. That is why it is essential to attend the recommended number of sessions. How Much Money Do You Really Spend? The average cost of laser hair removal is between $300 and $500. However, this varies greatly depending on the size of the area you're removing hair from and the number of sessions your hair requires. Many facilities offer financing for aesthetic treatments. The initial cost of this hair removal method may appear to be high. Laser hair removal, on the other hand, is expected to provide months to years of smooth skin at a time. If you multiply the amount you currently spend on shaving or waxing over months and years, the cost is likely comparable to what you'll pay as a one-time fee for laser hair removal. You may be wondering why, if laser hair removal works so well and is so inexpensive, not everyone is doing it. The truth is that there are numerous misconceptions about laser hair removal that deter people from using it. How to Get Ready There are things you can do to prepare your skin for a healthy laser hair removal session, as well as things you can do to care for your skin after each session. The best way to decide whether to commit to laser hair removal is to speak with your skin specialist about your hair removal options.
How to make a ring jewelry candle | Jewelry In Candles Rings
If you're looking for a way to make your home smell great, give jewelry candles a shot. These candles are made with real jewelry and actually burn down like regular candles. While they cost more than the regular run-of-the-mill scented candles you can buy at the store, they sure have an impressive visual effect that makes them worth it. This post takes us through all the steps involved in making your own jewelry candle and gives tips on how to get really creative with it. 1. What you'll need to make a jewelry candle To make a jewelry candle you'll need: candle wicks, votive holders, jewelry findings, jewelry, and essential oils (optional). To make a jewelry candle, you’ll need ingredients you can find at a jewelry store. The general ingredients are: Cotton (linen preferred, but hemp works as well) Eggs (colored varieties are greatest), Pellets or brick, Chaff Distilled white vinegar Freshly ground black pepper Oil These are the basic tools you’ll need to prepare the candles. It is recommended to invest in a candle maker for the process, as they make it a lot easier when applying the wax and other products to the candle. You can buy candles directly from jewelry stores or directly from cosmetic supply companies such as chemhalt — they make candle containers, handles, holders, and the like. Wire cutters, a small piece of cardboard, a tin can, and a knife are useful tools for cutting up candles for candles. To get started, take a wick from your jewelry store. For this jewelry candle, I used an ivory candle wick from Sally Hansen. Craft wax will usually work, but it’s probably a good idea to try wax candles if you choose to do so. Pellets and bricks should cost around $10 each, but if you can find them used, they’re probably not too expensive. You can also find candles pre-sterilized in jewelry stores. Next, you’ll need to find votive holders. I suggest purchasing gray votive holders because they’re easier to see your candle in the light. Next, you’ll need to find jewelry. You can buy jewelry at the jewelry from unrivaled candles, but it’s going to have to be colored. If you have a lot of pink jewelry, you can really use the candles to lighten up the room and make it feel more festive. 2. How to make a ring-shaped jewelry candle Ring-shaped candles are a neat way to make a candle that looks like jewelry. If you want to make one, you’ll need a candle mold, which you can get from unrivaled candles. It will give you the opportunity to make variations of the same ring shape that will fit nicely inside your candle mold. The jewelry candles we made had practical uses. One I made was a sort of travel mug that took up very little room. Another was meant to give off a warm ambiance in my office for cooking. First, you’ll need to empty your jewelry drawer. Then you’ll need clean, dry, and free of oils (unflavored) jewelry screws. And finally, you’ll need something that looks nice (preferably cotton). When used correctly, the jewelry screws will hold ceramic rods in jewelry molds and make the candle bigger and therefore better smelling. One way to clean your screw heads is with a cotton bud soaked in pink Master Cleaner (it comes in a can). You can also use a toothbrush dipped in it, but wire brush will also cause the jewelry to become powdery and you won’t be able to see the patterns that you’re creating or stain your fingers. Next, you’ll need to make your ring. As stated above, you want your beads to be wearable, not precious. These links will give you ideas for what kind of beads to use. You should be able to fit around 30–40 beads in your candle. Aside from choosing a distance between beads and ring, you may want to experiment with sewing or gluing the beads together. If you’re squirreling away in your jewelry drawer as little as I do, you’re probably bored of clicking pictures of plexiglass boxes and rings that look almost identical. To make your beads go in more easily, you can also use a special ring punch to punch them out. You’ll also need something to fill your candle with. 3. How to make a necklace-shaped jewelry candle If you're looking for a project to do with your daughter, or just for yourself, making a necklace-shaped candle is a fun project that can also be made in a variety of colors and styles. You can find all the materials you'll need at a craft store, and the project itself is pretty simple. You can use metal or plastic beads ornaments, ordinary household items, or jewelry. Beads can be purchased already made or otherwise perfected, and things can be salvaged that you may have discarded, like old locket pins, metal fish scales, ornaments from party stores, or even jewelry cut down to the right size or in the appropriate vintage settings.  The instructions for making your necklace candle are fairly flexible, and you can find extensive step-by-step instructions on the unrivaled candles website. The general steps are to cut the beads to size or to buy smaller versions of the beads you want.  You can make the candle factory scent or any of the pleasant scents like bay leaf or sandalwood. I opted for trying out a variety of real pieces of jewelry to scent. If you intend to just use a basic plastic beads jewelry box, you can find the instructions for making a jewelry box here. To start, lily of the valley scented candles are the way to go. Previously, I used beeswax candles with mixed results, so I was pleasantly surprised when I used a box of crystal jewelry beads. They are nice because they magnify the scent from your finger, creating an entire floral scent that goes well with the candles. You could also use real ball-peen hammers, moon balls, or stars as the candle-holder. 4. Making candles from other pieces of jewelry Ten years ago, I wanted to make a candle out of a ring from my jewelry collection. I thought it would be a fun project and a great way to re-purpose my old jewelry. I tried it and it worked. The result was a beautiful, personalized candle. I decided to make the same candle for my home to make it work better. I wanted it to last longer, look nicer, and smell like real jewelry. I didn’t want it to smell like replacement jewelry. I also didn’t want it to burn down like regular candles do, so I skipped the aluminum ring and went with sterling silver instead. To get started, I cut rings exactly the size and shape I wanted my candle to have! Then I decided on the design I wanted and the design I bought. I used hot glue to secure it to the metal ring. Before using the hot glue, I applied two coats of the wax of my choice. This includes Irish Moss, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel, and Loire Valley Rose. The wax flavor depends on the project or what you’re using it for. Now the fun part. If you have some jewelry already that you don’t need anymore, you can keep it or sell it. After all, you’re not trying to start a business here! I bought rings that repaired a hole I had in my finger. I also bought new earrings just because I thought they would fit better and look nicer in the candle. I sold my earrings after I made my jewelry candle. I used these rings as templates when cutting the rings for the wax candle. I taped them to the metal ring to keep track of where I was cutting. To attach the wax to the rings, I tried to be as accurate as I could. After applying the wax, I screwed in the metal bases to the rings and pressed the small screws into the top of the rings to secure. 5. Tips for making the best jewelry candles Making candles can be a fun and creative craft project. It’s also a great way to repurpose old jewelry you don’t wear anymore. Just melt down old necklaces and earrings, and then pour the molten metal into a mold to create a decorative candle you can burn and enjoy. The first thing you’ll need for making jewelry candle is jewelry. You can find jewelry melts easily online. you can search for a jewelry candle to see what is currently trending. There are tons of options, from traditional pieces like bandanas and medal charms to more modern pieces like earrings and bracelets. Once you have your metal, it’s time to find a gift idea for your loved one. There are so many ways you can show love for someone, from repairing an old broken engagement ring to simply buying them a beautifully-crafted jewelry candle that smells like their heart. What’s a way to give someone priceless as a surprise? While jewelry is an appropriate gift for many occasions, on Valentine’s Day, it’s especially sweet. You can use your existing jewelry collection to give the person a gift that will truly remind them of the special day. It will also make the person feel special. From necklaces to earrings, you can make dozens of look-alike gift items using jewelry melting wax. Fiddle with the sizing of the melted wax to get the perfect look and safety. Keep the gift wrapped in the original packaging and an unopened jewelry candle inside the gift box. Glue it to a small, square scrap of cardboard or envelope, and you’ve got a card they can use to proudly display their lovely gift to someone special. Some people make their jewelry candle permanent for extra love and care. It pretty much ensures the person who receives it is reminded of the special occasion from the moment they receive it.