Posted in Beauty on January 14, 2014

These days’ people prefer using sunscreens instead of normal moisturisers. There are different names used for sunscreen like sunburn cream, sunblock, sun cream, suntan lotion and block out. Sunscreens come in form of lotions, gel, spray or tropical products. The main feature of sunscreen lotion is that it reflects the ultra violet rays from the sun that fall on skin when it is exposed to sunlight. Sunscreen is basically used to protect skin from UV rays as well as sun burns caused due to sunlight. Light coloured skin is more prone to damage from sunlight in comparison to dark skin.

While choosing your sunscreen you should always keep in mind the SPF. SPF is known as the sun protection factor. The high SPF sunscreen will protect your skin more from sun rays in comparison to the sunscreen with low SPF. Different types of skin require different SPF factor for skin protection. Avobenzone is used in sunscreens as this product has the ability to absorb UV rays released from sun. Ultraviolet – A is generally the longest wavelength of sunlight that takes the major portion of 95% of UV rays of sun that reaches earth.

Sunscreen helps in prevention of melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma which are the root cause of skin cancer. Risk of skin cancer can be avoided by avoiding sun tanning with the usage of right kind of sunscreen for your skin. We all are aware that due to depletion of ozone layer around the sun, the UV rays of sun has started reaching earth and now there is need for sunscreen all year around. Prevention is always better than cure so it is advisable that sunscreen should be used each time you step out of your house. Ideally you should apply the sunscreen fifteen minutes before stepping out because the skin takes some time to absorb the sunscreen and be effective.

What type of sunscreen and how much to apply during seasons differ from person to person. People need to consult some reputed skin specialist in order to know about their skin type and what type of sunscreen will suit their skin. The quantity for application of sunscreen differs from season to season. For example, in winters many people take sun bath so it is very important for them to apply lots of sunscreen on body before they take the sun bath. The sunscreen that you choose should preferably be water resistant and should be able to provide broad spectrum coverage.

Posted in Beauty on May 26, 2012

This guide will give you the basic directions for nail care, however, it cannot provide the same direction and hands-on experience offered by a Professional School of Cosmetology.




1 – Nail scissors

2 – Small tray, about the size of a soap dish

3 – Gentle dish-washing detergent or other skin softening, bubbly liquid (such as some bubble bath products)

4 – Warm water

5 – Two to three hand towels

6 – Moisturizer or Hand Lotion with Aloe Vera, Cocoa Butter or similar ingredient to condition skin

7 – Clear Base Coat Nail Polish

8 – Colored Nail Polish

9 – Top Coat Nail Polish

10 – Small lamp or other radiant source of light

11 – Table or desk so that, when seated, your arms can easily extend across from the relaxed position of a comfortable chair

12 – Hair dryer or similar device (not required)

13 – Cotton swabs



1 – Fill tray with warm water and sudsy liquid (the trick is to add water at just the right temperature so it will soften skin without being too hot to the touch)

2 – Place one hand in tray and let it soak for several minutes

3 – If you’re giving someone else a manicure, you can use oil or moisturizer to massage one hand while the other one is soaking

4 – Remove soaking hand and pat dry with hand towel

5 – Place other hand in tray to soak for several minutes

6 – While the second hand is soaking, you should carefully begin trimming cuticles that form around the edges of the nail itself (NOTE: Pay close attention to what you’re doing, so you don’t cut too close and end up causing skin to bleed. If you take your time and trim slowly with tiny strokes, you should be fine.)

7 – If your timing is perfect, you will be finished cutting the cuticles on that hand before the first hand gets wrinkled from being in the warm water too long. (Tip: Don’t try to hurry the cuticle trimming process to make your timing work. Instead try to remember to check on the soaking hand half-way through the course of cutting cuticles. If the water is cold or the hand shows hints of wrinkling skin, that’s your clue to stop the soaking operation and pat hand dry with hand towel, apply some lotion and go back to the trimming procedure.)

8 – When you have completed trimming cuticles on both hands, you should make sure all loose skin is removed from nail area. Begin to polish nails with clear base coat by applying a thin layer as smoothly and carefully as possible. Try to keep polish on nails only. If you accidentally apply too much or get extra polish on skin around nails, use a cotton swab dipped lightly in nail polish remover to correct your mistake.

9 – After applying base coat to both hands, choose polish color and repeat previous procedure beginning with the same hand you started with last time. Follow guidelines described above to produce best results.

10 – The next application will be a top coat to create a seal or protection for colored polish. Repeat previous steps to ensure success in this process. Remember less is better when it comes to nail polish. Think layers lead to messy results.

11 – You have two choices to complete this process and make your manicure last.

(1) You can dry nails with a blow dryer or similar device set on slow speed at a moderate temperature. You should keep hands positioned under heat source for at least three minutes and then sit still, touch nothing, and wait for another minute or two to avoid smudges or smears that will ruin your efforts.

(2) You can skip the dryer process and sit still, touch nothing and wait for at least five minutes to creating lasting results that will make your manicured nails look their best.

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