Beauty:

Keeping A Youthful Look Safely Sun Kissed Beauty Basics Easy As 1-2-3 Vitamins Fight Aging Learn to Relax A Classic Cut Preserve Youthful Looks French Nails Lace Designs

Tips On Keeping A Youthful, Healthy Look

(NAPSI)—Saving the skin you’re in from premature aging can be somewhat simpler if you follow a few hints.

What You Can Do

• Protect yourself from the sun and its ultraviolet rays, which age and damage skin. Guard your skin every day and especially during the summer, specifically between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., when sun exposure is at its highest.

• The American Academy of Dermatology advises: Don’t smoke. Cigarette smoking causes biochemical changes that accelerate aging and prevent skin from getting vitamin A, which is essential to healthy skin.

• Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Rich in antioxidants and nutrients, fruits and vegetables replenish the nutrients your body and skin need like vitamins A, C and E. Also, drink lots of water to keep your skin hydrated.

• Moisturize daily. As you age, fluctuations in hormone levels, particularly estrogen, can reduce collagen production, which affects skin’s structure and firmness. In addition, elastin and hyaluronic acid, a natural moisturizer in the skin, decreases. By moisturizing each day, you will help replenish your skin of what it has lost.

• Exfoliate two to three times a week. Cell regeneration and circulation also become sluggish as you age. Exfoliating helps to sloth off dead skin cells and even skin tone, while prepping the skin to more effectively absorb treatments applied afterwards.

• Get your “beauty sleep.” Research has found that people who get a good night’s sleep look more attractive the next day.

What To Look For

Next time you are in the drugstore aisle, look for these beauty essentials:

1. A broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. After 33 years of consideration, the Food and Drug Administration issued new regulations this year that will impact how sunscreen manufacturers label their products. Specifically, the FDA is demanding that sunscreens protect equally against UVA and UVB rays to meet “broad spectrum” protection standards. UVB rays cause burning, while UVA rays cause wrinkling. Both cause cancer. In addition, only sunscreens that have an SPF 15 or higher will be allowed to maintain the claims that they help prevent sunburn and reduce the risks of skin cancer and early skin aging.

2. Double-duty products—Check labels to ensure the products you are purchasing are packed with anti-aging ingredients and deliver essential vitamins and antioxidants. Look for ingredients such as niacinamide, or vitamin B3, pro-vitamin B, vitamin E and vitamin C. Try the Olay Total Effects Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15, which contains a unique antioxidant complex and provides seven age-fighting benefits in one formula. In addition, it reduces free radical−induced damage to skin’s surface. (The two most common sources of free radicals are UV exposure and car exhaust.)

Where To Learn More

Visit www.olay.com or call (800) 285-5170 for more information.

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Safely Sun Kissed

(NAPSI)—There are safer ways to achieve a sun-kissed glow than a tanning bed.

“Tanning is just a bad idea, especially indoor tanning, as the UV radiation is often 10 to 15 times stronger than that of the sun,” states dermatologist Darrell S. Rigel, a leading skin cancer expert.

Celebrity makeup artist Amy Oresman suggests some healthy ways to protect your skin and achieve that bronzed look:

• Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Choose a sheer, lightweight product that layers easily under makeup and a waterlike formula that can be worn every day. Look for a formula with long-lasting, photo- stable UVA/UVB protection, such as Neutrogena’s Helioplex technology that has at least an SPF of 30.

• When choosing a facial bronzer, opt for a dermatologist-recommended brand such as Neutrogena. Healthy Skin Custom Glow Bronzer contains a triple antioxidant complex to enhance skin’s healthy look over time. For a naturally radiant look, blend the bronzer outwards on your cheekbones and sweep it lightly across the top of your nose. For even more glow, add a touch of bronzer to your temples and chin, too.

• Airbrush yourself. Professional airbrush tans can be pricey. “Avoid costly salon trips by using an at-home solution such as Neutrogena MicroMist Airbrush Sunless Tan,” says Oresman. This convenient, no-rub spray provides a streak-free, all-over glow.

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As Easy As 1-2-3

(NAPSI)—Whether you are taking care of your skin or hair, it can be as easy as 1-2-3—If you follow a three-step beauty regimen.

This increasingly popular approach can simplify beauty routines and cut down on the clutter in your bathroom. Focusing on a few effective products that work together can also help reduce costs and balance your beauty budget.

A few popular brands offer this three-step process, including Infusium 23, Clinique and Mally Beauty.

Such routines may be growing in popularity because they eliminate confusion in an already hectic schedule. With easy steps and instructions, there’s no room for error.

Also, following three simple steps can deliver results, whether it’s manageable hair, a glowing complexion or groomed brows.

For example, it’s easy to restore and repair damaged hair by using Infusium 23. The simple, affordable hair care system is designed to revive hair strands and protect hair from future damage.

Infusium 23 cleanses and conditions plus offers a leave-in treatment to protect and treat hair throughout the day.

All of the regimens deliver beautiful, healthy-looking hair and using the foolproof three-step system maximizes results and saves time.

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Skin Care Vitamins Fight Aging

(NAPSI)—When taking your morning vitamins, don’t forget to nourish your skin by applying a vitamin-enriched skin care formula.

One of the best ways to protect skin and reduce the appearance of marionette lines, crow’s feet and undereye wrinkles is to use a skin care formula that contains an effective form of vitamin C.

For example, the Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate from Kiehl’s Since 1851 has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines while improving skin texture and radiance. This potent treatment is formulated with a high concentration of 10.5 percent pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), known for its ability to improve the appearance of skin aging.

A high dosage of vitamin C, when applied topically, has been shown to have a multitude of positive effects on the skin’s appearance. Kiehl’s chemists found a way to formulate and stabilize pure vitamin C at high levels in a safe and effective form to maximize its treatment benefits.

For more information, visit www.Kiehls.com.

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Learn To Relax

(NAPSI)—For many women, having to balance work and family life can be overwhelming. Head & Shoulders celebrity dermatologist Ilyse Lefkowicz, M.D., offers budget-friendly pampering tips to help busy moms relax after a hectic day:

• To revitalize skin, Dr. Lefkowicz recommends an at-home body scrub. Mix ½ cup granulated sugar, 1 tbsp. honey, 1 tsp. sweet almond oil and ¼ tsp. fresh lemon juice. The almond oil helps skin hold on to its moisture for a soft, glowing look and feel.

• If you’re still feeling a bit stressed, Dr. Lefkowicz recommends a scalp massage to relax tense nerves.

The next time you’re washing your hair, use the pads of your fingers to massage the scalp for a calming sensation. Soothing scents like eucalyptus and menthol can also relax tense nerves. These ingredients can also be found in Head & Shoulders’ newest collection-Itchy Scalp Care. Learn more at www.headandshoulders.com.

• Dr. Lefkowicz is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in general and cosmetic dermatology and a clinical instructor in the Mount Sinai Medical Center Department of Dermatology.

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Five Tips For A Classic Summer Cut

(NAPSI)—Warmer weather usually means a few things for guys- the return of baseball, grilling season and a shorter haircut. In fact, about 21 percent of males opt for a buzz cut throughout the year because of the clean, low-maintenance appeal.

“The summer cut is as classic as baseball and apple pie, serving as an annual ritual as the school year comes to an end and the sun starts to heat things up again,” says Ray Nielsen, senior product manager for Wahl Clipper Corporation. “And it can be a big win for both parents and kids.”

Cutting hair at home is a great time- and money saver. The average family can save several hundred dollars a year, and most people are comfortable giving a haircut at home after a few tries. If you haven’t cut hair at home before, the summer cut is one of the more simple styles to achieve right out of the gate. Below are five tips to get started:

1. Get set up. Most prefer the bathroom or kitchen for haircutting, but using a clipper outside during the warmer months can be a great way to simplify cleanup.

2. Start longer and move shorter. If you aren’t comfortable with the clippers, start with a longer guide comb and work down to the desired length.

3. Back to front. Start with the back of the head and work to the sides. After getting the desired length, the top can be cut accordingly.

4. Even it out. Brush off the freshly cut hair with a towel. Use the unguarded hair clipper to straighten around the ears and neckline.

5. Experiment with longer styles. Despite its name, the summer cut comes in multiple lengths, from the military cut to a ½ inch or more. If the plan is to go with a tight buzz cut, try longer styles before completely buzzing off to get comfortable with the clipper for when cooler months return.

If you’re looking to start buzzing, Wahl Clipper Corporation offers a variety of haircutting kits with all the items needed to get started, including guide combs, style guide and a variety of other useful items that make it easy and affordable to cut hair at home. You can get ideas, including video tutorials, at www.wahlgreathaircuts.com.

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Men Like To Look Young

(NAPSI)—These days, many men are looking to preserve their youthful looks for financial as well as personal reasons, and want their skin to look healthy and smooth.

Men’s skin has specific characteristics that are different from women’s. It tends to be thicker, oilier and more inclined to become inflamed. According to Kiehl’s Brand Ambassador, New York−based dermatologist Adam Geyer, M.D., men increasingly recognize the important role appearance plays in their personal and professional lives, and their most common concerns include lines, wrinkles and changes in pigmentation.

To help with those concerns, the New York−based skin care company Kiehl’s Since 1851 has launched new Facial Fuel Transformer Age Correcting Moisture Gel for Men. The gel does double duty; it instantly transforms skin’s appearance while combating fine lines, roughness and uneven tone over time. The fragrance-free, paraben-free, dye-free formula uses blue algae, squalane and vitamin E to combat signs of aging such as enlarged pores, fine lines and skin roughness, and is clinically proven to improve overall skin smoothness and skin health, without oiliness or heaviness, in as little as four weeks.

It’s available at Kiehl’s Since 1851 freestanding stores and select specialty stores, www.Kiehls.com and (800) KIEHLS-1.

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A Vow To Wow

(NAPSI)—Brides are saying “I do” to a beautiful bridal accessory-a selection of bridal-inspired French nails.

Well-groomed fingertips are essential—your hands are the focus of much wedding day attention. Many brides prefer glue-on nails that conveniently last well into their honeymoon. For a subtle hint of shimmer that complements a string of fine pearls, brides prefer Kiss Everlasting French Pearl Nails in medium and real short lengths.

The bonded pearl white tip holds like a salon acrylic and is guaranteed not to chip. Each kit comes with 28 nails in 14 sizes. Suitable for seven-day wear, these nails don’t damage natural nails underneath and remove easily in acetone remover.

For brides wanting a minimal design with their French nails, the company’s Everlasting French Design Nails come in patterns of flowers and lace in medium lengths.

You can learn more at www.kissusa.com and follow the company on Facebook at Kiss Nails or on Twitter @KissProducts.

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