Beauty

Beauty Inside and Out

Taming Children's Long Hair Helping Hands and Feet Keep a Child Alive Hydrating Get in The Zone Cleanse Your Closet Skin Care

Beauty Inside And Out

(NAPSI)—Here’s a bright idea: Protect yourself, your family and your furniture from damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays.

The Problem

The sun’s rays can pass freely through unprotected windows and onto the next surface, whether it’s furniture, floor or skin. Fortunately, professionally installed window film can block up to 99 percent of harmful UV rays and reduce solar heat gain to save homeowners as much as 30 percent on cooling costs.

An Answer

That’s one reason why, as the popularity of large windows increases, the nonprofit International Window Film Association has a free, consumer-friendly booklet illustrating the unhealthy effect of indoor sunlight on the skin and the steps to take to prevent it.

“As we spend more time indoors both winter and summer, we open ourselves up to skin damage,” explained Darrell Smith, executive director of the IWFA. “Consumers should know that professionally installed window film can block nearly all the harmful rays from the sun, and once installed, it can immediately protect us indoors, while still allowing abundant natural light.”

Free Booklet

The booklet can be found at www.iwfa.com.

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An Affordable Answer To A Knotty Problem

(NAPSI)—Thanks to the ingenuity of a mother of three young girls there’s good news for parents tired of trying to tame their children’s long hair.

Her insight—which came after years of struggling with her own daughter’s hair—resulted in a hairbrush no bigger than the palm of a hand that makes most hair knots disappear and at a fraction of the cost of other less effective products.

Rikki Mor’s invention is called the Knot Genie. Its effectiveness has to do with the varying lengths of teeth on the brush. When brushing, the bristles gently bend to unravel even the most stubborn knots.

The brush has achieved something of a cult following among many celebrities and consumers who have tried it. One woman even said it transformed her life by making a difference in her daughter’s behavior by eliminating morning battles over hair brushing.

This powerful detangling brush comes in three sizes: Original Knot Genie, Teeny Genie (travel sized) and Genie Supreme (with handle grip). To learn more, visit www.KnotGenie.com.

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Helping Hands—And Feet

(NAPSI)—Face it: Your hands and feet do a lot of work. Chances are, your work or hobbies depend on them, so it’s important to keep them clean, hydrated and free from cracks and splits. Here are hints on how:

• Wash your hands for at least 40 seconds at a time.

• Wear gloves whenever possible, especially if working in the cold, doing yard work or coming into contact with harsh chemicals.

• Get a hand cream that really works.

How A Good Cream Works

Consider getting a hand cream that’s not oil based, because oil repels moisture. Instead, try a glycerin product, which draws moisture into skin. If your skin is dry, you need to hydrate it.

That’s why O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream can bring relief to even the most severe dry skin conditions. Both this hand cream and O’Keeffe’s Healthy Feet Foot Cream are made in America and come with a money-back guarantee.

These creams are increasingly popular with nurses, firefighters, postal workers and parents-and any working people who have painful cracked skin from constant exposure to water, chemicals and hard work.

Learn More

For more information, visit www.okeeffescompany.com.

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Help Keep A Child Alive

(NAPSI)—Great advances in treating HIV/AIDS have been made in the past decade—54 percent of adults in low- and middle-income countries now get treatment. On the other hand, 72 percent of children who need HIV treatment don’t get it and 80 percent of them will die before age 5. Now, however, you can join 14-time Grammy Award-winning artist Alicia Keys in doing something about it.

She helped found Keep a Child Alive, which supports innovative ways to increase access to lifesaving care for children affected by HIV.

Keys has partnered with skincare company Kiehl’s Since 1851 for a special edition of its Midnight Recovery Concentrate (MRC), with 100 percent of the net profits, up to $200,000, benefiting Keep a Child Alive. MRC is a potent, 99 percent natural concentration of botanical extracts specifically formulated to biologically replicate skin’s natural lipids for optimal skin repair overnight and a fresher and more radiant appearance by morning.

For more information or to purchase Alicia Keys for Kiehl’s Since 1851 Limited Edition Midnight Recovery Concentrate, visit www.kiehls.com/Alicia-Keys or call (800) Kiehls-2.

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The Light Side Of Hydrating

(NAPSI)—Good news for the estimated one in three women with dry or dehydrated skin: Scientists have discovered some simple solutions.

While skin that’s merely dry is uncomfortable, when skin suffers from dehydration, moisture is lost rapidly. Skin feels tight and looks dry, flaky and aged, as premature lines and wrinkles appear more prominent.

Explains Dr. Adam Geyer, consulting dermatologist for Kiehl’s Since 1851, “Very dry skin is characterized by a lack of water and lipids in the superficial layers of the skin. What very dry skin needs is not simply any old heavy moisturizer—it needs an effective one that penetrates well and integrates into the stratum corneum to deliver moisture continuously, day and night.”

In response, the scientists at Kiehl’s Since 1851 created Ultra Facial Cream Intense Hydration. Its key ingredient, Enriched Hyaluronic Acid, is really two hydrating molecules that deliver concentrated hydration pockets and fill the cracks in dry skin for deep hydration.

In addition, those of any skin type can complement any moisturizer with Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque. While you sleep, the intensive moisturizing treatment helps boost skin’s ability to retain water, for long-lasting hydration and a healthier, youthful appearance.

For more information about Ultra Facial Cream Intense Hydration and the Ultra Facial collection, visit www.kiehls.com/Ultra-Facial-Intense-Cream.

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Get In The Zone

(NAPSI)—You may be better able to win the race for (storage) space with your closet, if you heed a few hints.

Although everyone’s closet storage dilemmas vary, a systematic method of organizing your stuff can lead to the highest level of efficiency. Besides, when your closet is clutter free, your mornings can run more smoothly, giving you the right mind-set to tackle the day.

• As you begin to sort through the contents of your closet, remember the 80/20 rule: You wear 20 percent of your clothes 80 percent of the time. The rest just takes up valuable, reachable space.

• Arrange your collection by category, grouping shirts, pants, suits, dresses and so on. Depending on the nature of your ward- robe, you can also separate casual clothes from those you wear to work or on special occasions.

• Add a center tower of shelving on each wall for frequently used items. It creates a place for folded things such as T-shirts, sweaters and denim.

• Pants, shirts and dresses can be kept on hang rods, making them easier to access.

• Upper storage shelving (above the highest hanging rod) can be for seasonal clothes you use less often as well as pieces you rarely use at all.

• Personal and activity items such as your everyday watch, wedding ring, wallet, keys and phone can stay within arm’s reach on a waist-level shelf or drawer.

• Shoes worn most often should be the easiest to reach. Keep special party shoes or rarely used running shoes on the floor or way up high.

• When space in other areas of the home is tight, keep luggage and other items tucked away in your walk-in. These occasional items can be hidden away and pulled out when you need them.

• Don’t underestimate the power of closet accessories. Closet systems, like those from Closet-Maid®, can be outfitted with drawers, doors, cubbies, jewelry trays and pullout rods, putting every last inch of space to work. To learn more, go to www.closetmaid.com.

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Cleanse Your Closet

by Jill Martin

(NAPSI)—Spring can be a great time to sort through what you have and create more space by getting rid of the items you no longer need or use. To help, here are some tips to tackle those tedious tasks.

• Cleanse your closet. Typically, people only wear 25 percent of what they have in their closet, so 75 percent can go. Start by filling just one trash bag for donation. Make purging easier by following these guidelines: If it hasn't been worn in a year, has stains or is pulled, still has tags on it or you don't remember when it was bought—get rid of it.

• Uniformity is key. Invest in slim hangers that provide more room and make your closet look organized. For example, try the hangers in my line, the Jill Martin Set of 50 Space-Saving Flocked Hangers, QVC Item #V32141.

• Use all the space you have. Opt to buy items that are multipurpose, such as ottomans that are also made for storage, bins that are fashionable enough to be displayed, and jewelry organizers that can be hung on the wall for decoration.

Jill Martin is a New York Times best-selling author, Emmy® Award-winning television personality, fashion expert and the creator of Jill by Jill Martin for QVC, a stylish line to keep life clutter-free. It's available, while supplies last, through QVC.com, the QVC apps or by calling 800-345-1515.

by Jill Martin

(NAPSI)—Spring can be a great time to sort through what you have and create more space by getting rid of the items you no longer need or use. To help, here are some tips to tackle those tedious tasks.

• Cleanse your closet. Typically, people only wear 25 percent of what they have in their closet, so 75 percent can go. Start by filling just one trash bag for donation. Make purging easier by following these guidelines: If it hasn't been worn in a year, has stains or is pulled, still has tags on it or you don't remember when it was bought—get rid of it.

• Uniformity is key. Invest in slim hangers that provide more room and make your closet look organized. For example, try the hangers in my line, the Jill Martin Set of 50 Space-Saving Flocked Hangers, QVC Item #V32141.

• Use all the space you have. Opt to buy items that are multipurpose, such as ottomans that are also made for storage, bins that are fashionable enough to be displayed, and jewelry organizers that can be hung on the wall for decoration.

Jill Martin is a New York Times best-selling author, Emmy® Award-winning television personality, fashion expert and the creator of Jill by Jill Martin for QVC, a stylish line to keep life clutter-free. It's available, while supplies last, through QVC.com, the QVC apps or by calling 800-345-1515.

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Night And Day Skin Care

(NAPSI)—Skin conditions such as wrinkles, dullness, lack of firmness, hyperpigmentation, irritation, sensitivity and rough surface texture can be treated around the clock with a pair of powerful treatments.

Called Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate and made by the chemists at Kiehl’s Since 1851, the daytime treatment offers a continuous delivery of potent vitamin C concentrate in a safe and efficacious formulation to improve “marionette lines” around the mouth, crow’s-feet and wrinkles in the eye area, other lines and wrinkles, skin texture and tone, and protects skin from such daily stressors as UV rays and air pollution.

At night, skin needs to regenerate, repair and replenish what was lost all day. Kiehl’s chemists developed Midnight Recovery Concentrate, a 99 percent naturally derived blend of active botanicals and essential oils that repairs and regenerates skin when it best absorbs active ingredients, typically midnight to 4 a.m. At night, this can be used over Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate.

For more on these anti-aging formulations, visit www.kiehls.com. Find Kiehl’s at Kiehl’s Since 1851 retail stores, (800) KIEHLS-2 and select specialty retailers.

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