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Taking Care of Your Skin In The Air

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Literally and figuratively, flying is a trip. You get up at some ungodly hour in the climate and time zone you’re adapted to, get some air pressurized cabin pumping out some kind of mechanically generated excuse for oxygen, which you inevitably find uncomfortable by the middle of the trip, rise to an unnaturally high altitude, eat processed food, and wake up at a different ungodly hour in a different climate and time zone. If you think this is rough on the mind, just think about your poor skin. The following is a breakdown of exactly what happens to your skin on a flight, and some ways to keep it, and yourself, calm and glowing.

Humidity Factor
One of the main reason’s our skin does not do well on airplanes is because of the dry air in the cabin. According to Melissa Kanchanapoomi Levin, instructor of dermatology at Mount Sinai, “Typically, skin is comfortable when the humidity level is between 40 to 70 percent. Most airplanes are at about 20%. That’s less than half of what we’re used to.” That drop in humidity equals dry red and flaky skin. While you may think a good moisturizer is the best solution, Elizabeth Tanzi, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at George Washingon says, “When there’s no water in the air, moisturizers don’t work as well since there is nothing to grab on to.” Her advice? Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule with the ability to bind to water. Use a small amount of serum containing hyaluronic acid followed by a moisturizer with ceramides. The ceramics will create a barrier to prevent moisture from escaping.

Greasy Skin
When skin dries out, it may try and overcompensate for the dryness by producing too much oil. Make sure to keep skin moist so your skin won’t have to fight the super dry air alone. Blotting papers are a great way to soak up excess oil if the skin does get greasy.

Most commercial aircraft become pressurized between 6,000 to 8,000 feet, comparable to what you might experience on the top of a mountain. Kanchanapoomi Levin warns that the increase in altitude means, “less blood flow to the skin, which may make for a dull appearance.”

vine vera Taking Care of Your Skin In The Air

Water Retention
Sitting still on an airplane for a long time eating salty foods can make the body retain extra water, which can result in bloating and puffiness. Tanzi advises trying to get a little exercise in after you land to get the fluid back in circulation.

You are closer to the sun, after all. According to Kanachanapoomi Levin, “UV rays are much more intense at higher altitudes, and with thinner air, there is less screening of harmful radiation.” If you’re flying during daylight hours, sunscreen in your carry-on is an absolute must.

Eyes, Nose, Lips, Cuticles
Perhaps one of the reasons airplane food is so notoriously bad has to do with the fact that the crew is counting on your impaired ability to taste properly on a flight. When mucous membranes dry out on a plane, side effects may include not only an impaired sense of taste, but dry lips, nosebleeds, and red itchy eyes. Make sure to keep some Vaseline closely for your nose and lips, and some moisturizing eye drops to keep your eyes refreshed.

How do you keep your skin from getting stressed during travel? Let us know what you do before during and after boarding.


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Makeup That’s Natural and Romantic

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Makeup can let us express so many different facets of our personalities. A vamped up vixen look is great for nights on the town, but a soft, romantic look works well for those spring or summer days, a first date, or it can even make a great everyday look. Let’s take a look at a couple of ways to make that natural, romantic look work for you.

The first step is to start with a clean palette. You want to start with foundation and cover up. Start off with a light coverage foundation to even out skin tone and cover up pesky blemishes. Beauty writer Lori Conte recommends skipping heavy foundations. Opt instead for a sheer liquid foundation. Dab with a concealer only where necessary and set with translucent powder. Blot with a facial tissue to remove excess product.

To get a soft, dewy look for the skin, apply moisturizer before and after applying makeup. This will set your look and add a little glow. For maximum effect, pat a drop of moisturizer on your cheekbones, T-zone and chin.

Next, you want to go to the eye. The beauty experts at Every Girl recommends a smoky eye, adding drama but not going overboard with dark hues. They recommend starting with a neutral palette of golds, light browns and nudes. Even out lid color with a light shade and then add some intensity with some metallics. Blend with a Q-tip or your finger. Beauty vlogger Zang Autumn recommends blushed nude tones complemented by a softer brown liquid liner.

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When applying liner, keep it simple and clean. Apply a thin layer in short strokes at the base of the lashes until you achieve the desired look. You can even extend a bit for a cat eye. Finish off with a few layers of mascara.

Next comes blush, and for that soft, romantic look, it’s all about a rosy flush. Beauty vlogger Melisa Beleli goes for a ginger blush, while Every Girl recommends a rosy pink. Either way, it’s all about adding just a hint of color in a circular motion on the apples of your cheeks. Apply with a brush or fingertips, depending on the type of blush you’re using.

Finally, it’s time for the lips. Autumn uses a lip concealer to cover the lips, then adds a bright raspberry tone that she simply dabs on the inside of her lips to keep that bright tone in moderation. A bit of spreading with her fingertips, and viola! Every Girl recommends subtlety with their smoky eyed look, opting for a paler pink lipstick with just a hint of gloss.

To complement your look, style your hair in loose bohemian waves. Work volumizing mousse into hair and blow dry. Then wrap small sections of your hair in a curling iron, work towards the middle of the hair avoiding the roots. Then brush out and set with hairspray.

What do you do to get the soft, romantic look? Let us know in the comments section blow.

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Skin Care for Men From Vine Vera

Skincare For Men Tips

Great tips for men & their skincare - Vine Vera

Watch TV or read a magazine and you will notice that the majority of advertisements for skin care products feature female models and are directed at women. However,  skincare is just as important for men since their skin takes quite a beating each day as well. Vine Vera Skin Care provides great tips regarding skincare for men so you can keep your skin looking great.

Cleansing is the single most important thing that you can do for your skin. This does not, however, mean simply reaching for a bar of the nearest soap. In fact, many soaps can actually dry your skin out. It is important to find a gel soap that can cut through naturally occurring grease while also being gentle enough to use every day.

Sometimes cleansing is not enough to get rid of built up dirt and grime. Exfoliating removes this build up as well as a layer of dead skin cells to reveal the fresh, new skin underneath. Use a soap with exfoliating beads to scrub away all the debris that gets caught deep in the pores. As an added bonus, exfoliating softens hair follicles so you are able to get a closer, less irritating shave.

Vine Vera Skin Care Tips For Men

Dry skin is a problem that everyone faces. Shaving causes skin to become even more dry and irritated. This is why using a moisturizer is so important. Vine Vera Skin Care reminds you that showering and shaving open up pores and allow moisture to escape, but using a light moisturizer daily can solve this problem and keep skin supple and taut.

Following these three simple skin care tips for men from Vine Vera will immensely improve the look and overall health of your skin. Taking care of your skin is not just a matter of reaching for the nearest bar of soap. It involves cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing in order to keep skin looking great. Doing so will guarantee better looking skin for years to come. You can also take a look at how this Critic Reviews Vine Vera Men’s Collection in this other article.


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Vine Vera Skin Care Reviews The Merlot Collection

 The Merlot Collection Review - Vine Vera Skin Care

When it comes to all natural skin care products which help to disrupt and reverse the aging outgrowth, Vine Vera continues to lead the pack. In this article, Vine Vera skin care reviews the merlot collection for those who may not know about it or simply want to know more. When most people hear about ‘The Merlot Collection’ they automatically think of wines. Although this written report is not about wine, Vine Vera cosmetics are enlaced with the powerful antioxidant Resveratrol which is found in Red wine. The Merlot collection was scientifically created and designed to keep your skin looking splendent, radiant and youthful. It has also been created to combat the aging process and assist in maintaining your skin looking younger as the years go by. The formation of this skin care line is to confront and fight every aspect of old age using natural ingredients, minerals and vitamins.
The Merlot collection remarkably removes oils and dirt buildup that are found on the surface of the skin. As the Resveratrol infused creams are used, they help to give you a younger & brighter looking complexion. At the same time these beauty products do not strip away any of the oils and moisture on the face. This is important as they are vital to maintaining healthy cells. The Vine Vera Skin Care Merlot Collection has been receiving a lot of positive press and many wonderful reviews in part because they do work.

Vine Vera Reviews The Vine Vera Merlot Collection 

One of the benefits of Resveratrol has been its proven effect on diminishing the appearance of aging. The entire Vine Vera Skin Care line is formulated and enriched with the magical ingredient. This is one of the reasons Vine Vera cosmetics are considered one of the top skin care products on the market today.

Gal Gadot & Vine Vera Skin Care

One of the problems most people face when it comes to skin care difficulties is wrinkles and fine lines. Also, the black circles around the eye area and black spots pose difficulties as well. The Vine Vera Merlot Collection has several products that focalize on these problem areas by hydrating and boosting moisture. The combination of vitamins, minerals, Resveratrol and scientific testing has led to this remarkable breakthrough. This may explain why the past few months has seen an increase in reports about the great benefits of Resveratrol in so many news outlets. Natural skin care products are the best way for someone to take care of their face and body. Vine Vera Skin Care knows this which is why their cosmetics are natural and will not harm your skin. This Vine Vera Skin Care Review of the Merlot Collection is done to demonstrate that you can receive professional skin care lines results from these beauty products without spending a lot of money. After all, there is no price on staying young forever.


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