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Latest Look For Legs

Investment Pieces Mimxing Oil And Water Shine A Light First Steps in Skin Care Improve Your Smnile Looking Young Contact Leens Wearer

The Latest Looks For Legs

(NAPSI)—This season, women should think about putting their best leg forward. The new hosiery styles are aimed at accentuating legs while still allowing women to show off their own personal style. Today’s hot hosiery styles are all about keeping the look modern and sophisticated. Wearable, versatile legwear options are the key to transitioning from day to night—in style.

The Bronze

Foundation works wonders on the face so why not try it on your legs? This season, women can enhance their own natural skin tone while giving legs a smooth flawless look. With Hanes Hosiery’s new Sunkissed Ultra Sheer with Run Resist Technology, the legwear is barely there except for the perfect subtle glow. Available in five shades ranging from light bronze to deep bronze and everything in between, hosiery lovers can easily find their perfect match. It’s also available in control top or smoothing thong and both include run-resistant technology.

The Bold

Fashionistas can also add a little more pizzazz to their style with tights, especially in sheer graphic prints. These new fashion tights are a modern take on old favorites.

From light and airy Sheer Plaid to an updated more open Fishnet to a graphic Mod Check, new Hanes Hosiery Silk Reflections Fashion Tights add pop to any outfit and are a fashion must-have for the spring. Hanes Hosiery Silk Reflections Fashion Tights are available in Sheer Plaid, Sheer Stripe, Mod Check, Fishnets and Zig Zag in black and nude. All are available in control top except for the Fishnets.

For those wanting to don their favorite styles from last season, no worries. Shimmer and shine continue to be big on the catwalk, as well as the always-sexy back seam.

The Beautiful

Whether dressing up an LBD or getting ready for a big business meeting, there’s nothing more beautiful than flawless full coverage. The Hanes Silk Reflections Sunkissed Ultra Sheer Smoothing Thong keeps everything under control while gently sculpting the tummy area without panty lines. Feel cool, confident and covered with Hanes.

Learn More

For further facts and fashion tips and to see the patterns and shimmer, go to www.haneshosiery.com.

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Investment Pieces Worth The Splurge

(NAPSI)—Style experts advise: It pays to splurge on certain items that are classic and luxurious.

Here are five to consider from Lisa Robertson, host of QVC’s “The Lisa Robertson Show.”

• Classic watch: Choose a style that looks strong, makes a statement, is versatile and conveys a powerful status. While a watch can cost as much as a car, you can still get a good one for less than $200.

• Do-it-all handbag: Stiffer, glazed leather or pure, vegetable-dyed leather can be a smarter choice for an investment piece than soft, buttery leather, since it looks better as it breaks in over time, rather than wearing out.

• Power pumps: High-quality, designer shoes have a look of precision that bargain brands lack. They can go with any outfit and last years with good care. Choose black or nude but for an all-season style, don’t go for patent leather.

• Leather jacket: It should have a timeless design and just the right amount of hardware to make it modern but not too edgy. A defined silhouette is important to make the jacket look feminine.

• Star of the show: You’ll want one standout piece to mix with all the neutrals. You can make even the most casual outfit memorable by adding a statement cuff or a wild jacket to the ensemble. Choose something with a special design element; for example, embroidery, beadwork, fringe or a bold color. It can be a go-to wardrobe highlight for years.

You can get more style advice at QVC.com/LisaRobertson.

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Mixing Oil And Water

(NAPSI)—While oil and water don’t mix, they can be made to blend into an emulsion—and become a way to nourish the delicate area around your eyes.

Most skin care creams are oil in water, but “our team of chemists chose a water-in-oil emulsion for Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, as this texture provides longer-lasting, richer texture and bursts into water upon application,” explains Dr. Geoffrey Genesky, Head Chemist, Kiehl’s Research and Innovation Labs.

Ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested, Kiehl’s Since 1851 Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado is a rich preparation with a unique, concentrated texture and a burst of hydration upon application.

Facial moisturizers and other anti-aging products are typically too potent or not formulated for the delicate eye area. Avocado, with antioxidants, essential fatty acids and omega-3 oils, proved to be the right emollient to restore the skin’s natural moisture. In this cream, it’s mixed with shea butter, known for its hydrating properties, and beta-carotene, a naturally derived antioxidant.

For more information about this eye treatment, visit www.kiehls.com/avocadoeye or call (800) KIEHLS-2. Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado can be found at Kiehl’s freestanding stores and select specialty retailers.

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Shine A Light On Looking Good

(NAPSI)—Ever considered an aesthetic treatment like Botox or laser hair removal, but were nervous because you didn’t know what to expect? A great way to enjoy cosmetic treatments and build your confidence is to go with a friend. Just like shopping, working out or dieting, it’s always better with a buddy.

Men and women are increasingly turning to non-invasive services to help them look and feel their best. According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, over 1.5 million laser facial procedures and about half a million laser hair removal treatments are performed per year. Still, going by yourself could seem daunting.

An Expert Opinion

According to an article in The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology non-invasive skin rejuvenation and laser hair removal are perhaps the two most popular laser procedures. In fact, an intense pulsed light (IPL) laser can treat both superficial vascular and melanocytic lesions, generate collagen stimulation, and affect hair removal.

Personal Advice

Whether it involves skin rejuvenation (like skin tightening and photofacial), body shaping (like fat melting and cellulite reduction) or laser hair removal treatments, having someone to schedule appointments with and brag about results to, makes the journey more enjoyable and eventful.

Speaking from personal experience, Gail Brooks began treatments at American Laser Skincare and her daughter quickly followed suit. “It made me feel great, it’s a wonderful way to boost my self-confidence and it made me feel younger,” Brooks says. So much so, that she began to try other services, such as microdermabrasion, glycolic peels, and even laser fat melting. Zerona, an FDA cleared treatment for removing fat, has been clinically proven to reduce an average of 3.5” of body circumference in two weeks. “People should try Zerona for health reasons, such as high cholesterol,” Brooks says. I never would have believed it would work to that degree.” (American Laser Skincare and Zerona’s manufacturer, Erchonia, do not claim any cholesterol reduction benefit as a treatment outcome, nor has the FDA validated its effectiveness in that regard.)

Loving how her treatments made her feel, she encouraged her daughter, Kristi Falkenhagen to try them. “I have extremely oily skin and deal with adult acne,” states Falkenhagen, “so skin treatments like microdermabrasion have helped tremendously.” She says that she is also experiencing dramatic results with laser hair removal.

Brooks and Falkenhagen enjoy doing everything together, and sharing their experience at American Laser Skincare has brought them even closer. Falkenhagen says, “My mom and I are really close, so going through treatments together as a team has made the experience and the results even more enjoyable.” Brooks adds that if you are looking to delight someone for Mother’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries or graduation, “treatment packages or gift cards to American Laser Skincare are like giving a gift of beauty.”

Dr. Paul Flashner, Chief Medical Director for American Laser Skincare, says the company’s certified skincare professionals are trained to deliver the most effective treatment. “Our team is dedicated to helping clients be the very best version of themselves.”

Learn More

For further information or to see what laser treatments can do for you, go to www.americanlaser.com or call (877) 252-8922.

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The First And Last Steps In Skin Care

(NAPSI)—There’s good news for those who are concerned about the state of their skin. Two new products are available that can be used as the first and last steps of a skin care routine.

Both from Kiehl’s Since 1851, one incorporates the healing and cleansing power of calendula while the other immediately and visibly transforms your complexion and helps to perfect skin over time.

Regardless of age, pores and imperfections become more prominent as skin is exposed to daily aggressors. This can result in a rough and uneven texture.

The chemists at Kiehl’s Since 1851 created Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash to thoroughly yet gently clean and refresh skin, removing surface dirt and oil while ensuring the skin barrier is protected.

Finally, to help protect your skin before makeup but after your moisturizer and SPF, those same chemists have created Micro-Blur Skin Perfector, a lightweight formula that instantly smoothes skin, providing a “soft-focus” and more uniform appearance that also delivers long-lasting, skin-perfecting benefits in just four weeks.

To learn more, 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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To Improve Your Smile, See An Orthodontist

(NAPSI)—Here’s something to smile about: No one is “too old” for orthodontic treatment. Healthy teeth can be moved at any age. Here are a few facts that can help guide adults in a quest for a healthy, beautiful smile.

Understanding Orthodontists

A nice smile begins with properly aligned teeth and jaws, so a visit to the orthodontist may be in order. Orthodontists are specialists. “Specialist” has a dual meaning, referring to the individual’s education and scope of practice. Orthodontists first graduate from dental school, and then go on for an additional two to three years of education in the orthodontic specialty at an accredited orthodontic residency program. After graduation, orthodontists focus their practices exclusively on orthodontic care. Their additional education and clinical experience set orthodontists apart from general dental practitioners, who diagnose, treat and manage overall oral health care needs.

Much as you would trust your skin to a dermatologist, your heart to a cardiologist and your knees to an orthopedist, your smile is best treated by an orthodontist. There are an abundance of treatment options available and most orthodontists offer affordable payment plans.

Adults And Orthodontics

Orthodontic care is for patients of all ages these days; about 20 percent of patients are adults. According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), from 2010 to 2012, the number of adult patients treated by AAO members in the U.S. and Canada increased 14 percent to a record high of 1,225,850 patients ages 18 and older, and, for many patients, treatment times have become shorter. Today, people in their 50s, 60s and beyond are orthodontic patients.

Finding Orthodontists

Only orthodontists are eligible for admission into the American Association of Orthodontists and it’s easy to find one through the AAO’s “Find an Orthodontist” service at www.mylifemysmile.org.

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Eye On Looking Young

(NAPSI)—Anyone with an eye for success may see the wisdom in a study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. It found that some 73 percent of women felt a youthful appearance played a role in getting a job, getting promoted or keeping clients.

One problem can be older-looking eyes, and the eye area is one of the first to age. Explains Dr. Adam Geyer, Kiehl’s consulting dermatologist, “When the upper lid becomes less elastic and less firm, loose skin begins to sag, contributing to a ‘hooded’ eye area appearance. The culmination of these changes can begin to make eyes look tired and smaller. Effectively addressing aging around the complete eye area requires a 360-degree approach.”

Fortunately, it’s now possible to do more than ever to counteract the signs of eye aging, like sagging, crow’s-feet and under-eye wrinkles, because the chemists at Kiehl’s Since 1851 have developed a new “super smart” 5-in-1, anti-aging solution for eyes. Super Multi-Corrective Eye-Opening Serum can visibly smooth, lift, firm, hydrate and restore youthful shape to eyes with 360-degree correction and clinical results demonstrating 42 percent more open eyes after four weeks of use.

It’s at Kiehl’s freestanding stores nationwide, www.kiehls.com/Super-Eye-Serum, (800) KIEHLS-2 and select specialty retailers.

 

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What Every Contact Lens Wearer Should KnowE

s(NAPSI)—When many children, teenagers and even adults think about “who” or “what” they want to be for Halloween, a number of them are tempted to complete their look with decorative contact lenses bought without a prescription.

Halloween, however, isn’t the only time of year when people try contact lenses without a prescription. According to the American Optometric Association’s 2013 American Eye-Q® consumer survey, 17 percent of Americans have worn decorative contact lenses that don’t provide vision correction as part of a costume or for other cosmetic purposes. Of those individuals, 24 percent purchased them without a prescription from a source other than an eye doctor.

“A contact lens is a medical device and in the United States, all contact lenses, even purely cosmetic ones that do not provide vision correction, require a prescription,” explains Dr. Deanna Pena Garcia, an optometrist with Houston Eye Associates. “By buying and wearing contact lenses without medical guidance from your eye care professional and a valid prescription, you may put yourself at risk for serious, even blinding eye infections.”

“When wearing contact lenses, it is essential that you learn and practice good hygiene, and follow your eye care provider’s instructions for wearing and replacement schedules, lens care, and disinfecting routines,” advises Dr. Pena Garcia. She recommends following these dos and don’ts for handling, wearing and caring for contact lenses:

DO:

• Wash and rinse your hands thoroughly with a mild soap and dry with a lint-free towel before handling your lenses.

• Put in your contacts before you put on your makeup or any costume paint.

• Remove lenses immediately if you experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, and redness of the eye or other problems and promptly contact your eye care professional.

• Always remove, clean and disinfect your lenses according to the schedule recommended by your eye doctor.

DON’T:

• Wear another person’s lenses.

• Wear lenses longer than the time frame recommended by your eye doctor.

• Rinse your lenses in water from the tap or expose them to any water—such as swimming or showering—while wearing them.

• Use anything aside from recommended solution, such as saliva, to lubricate your lenses.

Talk to your eye doctor about any questions or concerns you have about proper wear and care of your contact lenses. For more tips and information, read “Healthy Vision & Contact Lenses” from Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. at www.acuvue.com/HealthyVisionCL.

Dr. Deanna Pena Garcia is a paid consultant for Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

 

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