Wrinkles often come with age although there are certain situations that would cause it to appear prematurely. If you don’t like having wrinkles so much, there are ways that you can remove them or at least minimize its appearance.
Retinoids Treatment (including Retin A). This is a topical treatment for wrinkles. What the cream does is it repairs skin damage therefore reducing the appearance of fine lines on your face. It can also stimulate the blood vessels in your skin so it appears rosy.
Microdermabrasion. As opposed to dermabrasion which requires the help of a professional who could perform a non-chemical and a non invasive procedure. Microdermabrasion on the other hand can be done by anyone on themselves in the comfort of your own home. While dermabrasion is not very intrusive, microdermabrasion is far less intrusive! Microcrystals are sprayed into the skin and the outermost layer and the dead skin cells are then removed.
Glycolic acid peels. This is the use of chemical peels so the outer layer is removed. The product containing glycolic acid is applied on to your face and is then peeled off. This is another popular treatment for wrinkles so when the outer layer is removed, the fresh layer of skin is revealed.
Deep Chemical Peels is also another treatment in order to address a more serious imperfection like coarse wrinkles. The treatment is more uncomfortable and recovery is lengthy compared to chemical peels that are milder.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids are also used in chemical peels giving the same results as undergoing microdermabrasion. It can remove fine wrinkles and surface scars.
Antioxidants. You can get them by eating fruits and vegetables or you can apply topical treatment that contains antioxidants. What it does is it reduces the damage caused by the sun or pollution. Age, diseases or the use of irritating skin products can cause our skin to lose its ability to produce antioxidants and so it is important that we either get them from the food we eat or topically apply them on to our skin.
You may be starting out a new exercise plan or a diet plan and sometimes the results are not as immediate as we want it to be. But it’s ok. If there are certain parts of your body that you are not comfortable about and you want to appear thinner, you can always do something with the clothes that you put on. That’s right, you can actually look slimmer depending on how you dress. Here are a few ideas to get you started today.
Use Well Fitting Underwear
You may think that underwear cannot be seen anyway, so why bother? On the contrary, your underwear is your foundation. The fact is, around 80% of women out there are wearing the wrong bra size. Keep in mind that a good fitting bra can make your waist appear more defined. If you are unsure of what your bra size is, have yourself fitted by a professional.
You can also consider investing on shape wears because they help smooth the unwanted bulges and it keeps everything in. No matter what dress you wear, you will know that you will look leaner.
Black Is Best
This is perhaps the most common advice that you hear but it really does work. Black can make you appear thinner and skinnier. You will also get the same effect if you wear dark colors aside from black like navy blue.
Just like wearing black, donning clothes with vertical stripes is also one of the most common. Vertical stripes can make you longer as opposed to wearing horizontal stripes that can make you appear wider than you already are.
Go For Monochromes
Get this look by wearing the same color from top to bottom. This will make you look thinner because it draws attention from top to bottom instead of from side to side.
It’s All About The Fit
Always pay attention to how the clothes fit on your body. Do not force yourself into fitting into a size 4 if you are a size 8. Size is nothing but a number. Wearing clothes that are one size too small or too big will only make you look bad.
Dressing up can be fun and enjoyable if you know what kind of body shape and type you have and you know which clothes will flatter your body. Knowing what your body type is just the key to everything. The easiest way is to do this is to look in the mirror. Otherwise, what you can do is take out the tape measure and measure your body.
Having a triangle body shape means that you have a slender upper body with a full hips and a trim waist. Think about using layers at the top or wear cropped jackets. A-line cut dresses will also work for you.
Those with circle body shapes usually have full figure with slender legs and a slight shoulders. Draped fabrics work best for this body type and if you have great legs, don’t be afraid to flaunt them.
Women with hourglass figure have slim waist, ample bossom and curvy hips that everyone is dying for. If you have this body type, keep your look simple. Pencil skirts will accentuate your curves and so does skinny jeans. For dresses, choose one that naturally follow your curves.
Ruler body shape women are often the athletics ones. If you have this body type, choose clothes that will create curves. Halter tops will be perfect for you so does tank tops with small straps. As for your bottoms, try the high-waist pants or wide leg trousers.
If you have an inverted triangle shaped body then most likely your top is bigger than your bottom. V-necks works best for this body type. You can wear wide long skirts or a drop-waist dress.
Different body shapes have different characteristics, strengths and weaknesses. It is up to you to use them to your advantage. When you choose clothes, do not just look at fashion. Also pay attention to the fit of the dress so you look good and feel good.
Many women suffer from stretch marks. And while men suffer from stretch marks also, it seems to happen more often on women for reasons such as our breasts growing too quickly during puberty or pregnancy. Many of us don’t mind our stretch marks as they are nothing to be ashamed about and are a normal part of life. They are so common! However, there are also many women who do like to cover up their stretch marks as often as possible.
Sometimes it can be difficult to choose something to wear that covers up your stretch marks and looks good at the same time. This of course depends on where your stretch marks are and how severe they are.
You can usually find the right dress for your stretch marks. If you have stretch marks on your upper arms, there are many dresses you can find which are a v – neck and have long sleeves. If you have stretch marks on your bust, you can still wear dresses which are sleeveless but they need to be higher in the bust area. It is more difficult to find a dress that suits those with stretch marks on their bust and upper arms. Often winter dresses are more appropriate here. It really depends on how comfortable you are with your stretch marks.
Now, when most of us who have stretch marks think of bathing suits, we think no way! And then we think, well ok maybe a full one piece suit. But they often don’t have any style. Is there another option for a bathing suit that will actually look good at the sametime as hiding stretch marks? Well yes there is. There are nice 2 piece suits that actually look great and hide your stretch marks. That is if you have stretch marks after pregnancy. The bottoms of these bathing suits are a fair bit higher than regular ones so it actually looks like a fashion statement rather than you are hiding something. This is a great option if you have looking for a 1 piece alternative.