A look at Tooth WhitenersWritten by Ryan Fyfe
All we see on television in movies is bright white smiles. With release of several over counter teeth whitening products over past few years, it can be hard to know which one is going to give you Hollywood smile that you dream about.
Whitening Toothpastes Whitening toothpastes generally cost between $2-$10. Several studies have been done on these toothpastes to see if they really can whiten your teeth just while you brush. Studies have shown that you they can help a bit, and also that same results can be achieved with normal toothpastes with a little extra brushing every day. The simple fact is that toothpastes doesn’t sit on your teeth for long enough to actually bleach any discoloring that is present.
Bleaching Trays Bleaching trays are usually obtained through a dentist. What happens is that dentist will take an impression of your teeth, and make a mold. You will then have to wear that mold with bleaching solution in it for a certain amount of time each day. Experts all agree that this is most effective method however price is more than most people are willing to pay. Bleaching trays can cost between $300-$2000. If this is a method you are interesting in I would recommend talking to your dentist for more information.
Over Counter There are several brands of over counter whiteners. The two largest ones that I am familiar with are Crest Whitestrips, and Colgate Night Effects. Both of these products work in a similar way although have completely different application. Crest Whitestrips are small plastic strips, that you rap around upper and bottom sections of your teeth. The bleaching solution is on one side of strip, and rests along your teeth while you wear strips. You must wear product twice a day for 30minutes for two weeks.
Skin and Hair Care Guide for the SummersWritten by Alicia Caldelas
SKIN: Looking after your skin in summer right way is very important. So, make it a point to use a face wash. If you are on run, never forget to carry face wipes. They help to cleanse, tone and moisturize skin. They even take grime off face. In summer, try to opt for oil-free moisturizers with SPF 30, which also double as sunscreens. Avoid soap. Instead use a cleansing milk. A lip balm is a must for all age groups. Since summer is all about gime and sweat, avoid oily astringents and use rose water instead. Remember to drink lots of water to hydrate skin. To get more information on skin care, refer this http://www.ultimate-cosmetics.com/beauty/skin-care.htm
MAKEUP: Less is more. Get minimum makeup and just a hint of translucent powder. But if you do want to add a dash of glam, try this, if your skin is dry, try creams which give a dewy effect. This hydrates skin and adds a glow. Opt for clear mascara instead of a black one, and use a pale lipstick for your cheeks and lips. Pepermint foot cream also works wonders. And finally a word of caution, "never sleep with makeup on".