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Acupressure Points for Better Eyesight

If your eyes do not have perfect eyesight and are often strained, there is a holistic and simple technique to help your eyes become healthier again. Acupressure is an ancient therapy that involves the flowing of energy in your body. When obstructions in your meridians (certain points in your body where energy flows) happen, these sections can feel painful and cause illnesses. Acupressure has been used for centuries to treat eyesight problems such as myopia or shortsightedness, cataracts, presbyopia, hypermetropia, color blindness, astigmatism, cataract and amblyopia. According to the ancient Chinese philosophy, the eye is actually connected to other parts of the body such as the liver, neck and the toes. There are different tips for acupressure for your eyesight. First, start with massaging around the eyes. Start with the inner edge and use your middle finger to massage the point adjacent to the bridge of your nose using small, circular movements. Do this for about three minutes. Then move to the point that is below the center of the eye for several minutes and then massage the point between your eyebrows. Don’t apply any pressure on your eye while massaging around the eye. Next, massage around your nostrils. Massaging


Have a Stye? How to Treat Naturally

A stye is a bacterial infection that appears as a tiny red lump on the lash line or the eye’s inner corner. Generally a stye will only last a few days with minimal symptoms. The symptoms may include tenderness around the area of the stye, redness, eye pain, swelling, light sensitivity, the eye watering frequently and discomfort while blinking. How to treat a stye: Remember, never squeeze the stye or poke it with a needle to try to pop it. You’ll only worse and spread the infection. Use a warm compress over the infected area and hold for about 5-10 minutes. You can do this several times a day so it clears and releases the pus naturally. If it is very painful, use a painkiller such as ibuprofen. There are a few natural treatments to try as well: Apply turmeric. Boil one teaspoon of turmeric with two cups of water. Boil until the water turns half and strain using clean cheesecloth. Cool the mixture and use as eye drops several times a day. Use coriander seeds. Boil one teaspoon coriander seeds with one cup water. Let cool and wash the eyes with this mixture several times a day. Use a

How to Grow Your Lashes Naturally

Long, luxurious lashes are always all the rage for women. If the eyes are the window to your soul, don’t you want the curtains to be thick and beautiful lashes? If you weren’t blessed with thick, long and curly lashes, there are some things you can do to give yourself a little boost in the lash department. Mascaras can help, but sometimes you need a little extra lift to lengthen, strengthen and make your lashes longer. 1. Always remove makeup before bed and especially don’t leave mascara on while you sleep. Take off all of your eye makeup off before you hit the sack and use makeup remover if you need a little extra help getting it all off, especially if you use waterproof mascara. Taking off your makeup will help prevent eye infections and irritated eyes and avoid sticky and clumped lashes. Just make sure you don’t rub your skin too harshly, especially in your delicate eye area, while removing makeup or this can eventually lead to wrinkles. 2. Take a break from curlers and mascara for your eyelashes’ health. Using mascara and eyelash curlers every day can lead to breakage in your lashes and pull some your eyelashes

Easy Ways to Get Rid of Dark Circles

Most women have experienced dark circles under their eyes at some point in their lives, whether it is a constant problem or only appears when you’re overly tired or stressed. For a long term solution, try to think if you’re consistently dehydrated, have allergies that cause dark circles or are always over-tired. If you figure out what causes your consistent dark circles, you can help find a long term cure. But if you need a quick fix, here are some easy ways to get rid of dark circles fast. Prep your skin before you reach for the concealer. Use an eye cream to hydrate your under eye area and choose one that has brightening properties too for an extra boost. If you have puffy eyes along with your dark circles, use a cooling eye gel serum too. This works well first thing in the morning, before your cream and concealer to help reduce the puffiness. You can also use a spoon that you put in the freezer to reduce puffiness around your eyes fast. Choose the right concealer for your dark circles. Start with color corrector makeup. If you have fair skin, go for pink color correctors and if you


What You Might Not Know About Dry Skin

When the weather starts getting chillier, some of us start getting the dreaded dry skin. Flakes, peeling, scales, itching… the works. If you’re prone to dry skin or only occasionally get it, there are still some things you might not know about dry skin. Here are some facts about dry skin that you’ll need to know to combat it this winter. You can obtain dry skin and hair just by taking hot showers. Do your skin a favor and keep the water lukewarm, even in the winter when a hot shower feels oh so good. Dry skin can be caused by lack of humidity, especially in dry climates. Air travel also can make your skin very dry so carry a heavy cream with you and use frequently. Invest in a humidifier if your home gets very dry in the winter months or you live in a dry climate. You might have a skin condition like eczema or psoriasis. If your skin is dry and itchy and seems to keep getting worse even while using heavy creams and hydrating well, see your dermatologist. If your skin is getting irritated, think if you’ve been using a new soap or detergent. This could


Makeup Tips for Sensitive Eyes

For those with sensitive eyes, applying makeup around your eye area can be a pain. Irritation can occur, such as eye redness, itching and simply all around irritation which can cause rubbing and make your eye makeup come off. Here are a few tips to help you if you have sensitive eyes and have problems applying eye makeup because of your delicate eyes. Clean your brushes regularly. Dirt and makeup gets accumulated over time in your brushes and using unclean brushes, especially around your eyes can lead to eye infections. Clean your brushes weekly with a mild shampoo or brush cleanser and let them air dry. Switch from powder eye shadows to creamy eye shadows. Powder shadows can flake and especially glittery or shimmery eye shadows can get into your eyes more easily than a creamy eye shadow can. Avoid lining your inner eye. If you have sensitive eyes, keep your eye liner on the outside of your lash line. Choose quality brands and products. Ask at your local beauty supply store which brands are best for sensitive eyes. They may be more expensive but it will be worth it to actually get to use without irritation. Replace products every


5 Inexpensive Beauty Must-Haves

When it comes to choosing your must-have makeup and beauty products, try thinking outside the (makeup) box. There are several inexpensive beauty must-haves, that having on hand will make your life a little easier, but you may not find them in the makeup aisle.   1. Garnier Refreshing Remover Cleansing Towelettes. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen the teen girls in my family (unsuccessfully) use baby wipes to remove their makeup. Yes, baby wipes have many great uses, but they should not be used daily to remove makeup because they can leave behind a lot of pore-clogging residue. The Garnier towelettes, however, are designed to remove even waterproof mascara instantly. They also refresh the skin, add moisture, and won’t clog your pores. ($5 to $6 at drugstores)   2. Eye Makeup Corrector Sticks. Nothing ruins a great smokey eye faster than a smudge or makeup mishap. Instead of wiping off your makeup and starting again, use corrector sticks to touch-up mascara, eye shadow, and eyeliner. If you’re cheap like me, you’re probably thinking regular cotton swabs serve the same purpose. However, corrector sticks are pre-moistened with an oil-free makeup remover, and designed with an extra pointy tip

Make your eyes POP with these complementary eye shadow shades

Make your eyes POP with these complementary eye shadow shades

Just like colors in your home complement each other, colors in your makeup can complement your natural skin tone or eye color. Different eye shadows can either enhance or bring down your natural eye color. Learn which colors or tones work best with your eye color and look fabulous! If you have beautiful blue eyes, they are easily the most manipulated by shadow shade. You can often change the appearance of your eye color to gray, vivid blue or icy blue with the right eye shadow choice. Purple and lavender are best for blue eyes. These colors will give you a true gray/blue tone. If you want your blue eyes to be electric blue, go for rust colored shadows, teal gray and a little neutral brown. If you have mysterious greens, yellow is best for you. Go for a mustard or peach shade to give your green eyes a new brightness. Golds are also a great choice and dark chocolate shadows give great intensity. What about those pretty brown eyes?  Warm browns complement them well, as well as jewel tones such as burgundy. If you want a dramatic eye, go for rich navy or midnight blues. For those with hot

Is cosmetic tattooing for you?

Have you ever really wanted something until you saw someone else with it, then you were just happy you dodged that bullet? That’s exactly how I feel about makeup tattoos. Whether it was convenience, or just pure laziness, I always considered getting my jacked-up eyebrows filled in with a tattoo to be a good idea. That was until my aunt got hers done a few years ago. Don’t get me wrong, there are many people who look great with makeup tattoos. And although many women get makeup tattoos for the convenience of not having to apply makeup every day, some actually get them as a permanent solution for eyebrow hair loss. Whatever your reason for considering cosmetic tattooing, make sure you’re informed first. Permanent makeup tattoos are commonly done on the eyebrows (to fill in faint or missing eyebrows), the eyelids (to create permanent eyeliner or eye shadow), and the lips (to give definition to the lip line and reduce lipstick bleed). Don’t get it twisted, makeup tattoos are no different than regular tattoos. A needle is used to insert ink into your skin. Before beginning the tattoo, your tattoo artist will sketch the tattoo on your face to make

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The best eye shadow shades for your eye color

We are so immersed in social media these days that it is hard to believe that not everyone  buried in their heads in their phones, whilst updating the internet on their exploits, associates and accomplices.  While this happens often… really often, don’t underestimate the value of human interaction. Looking someone in the eyes is still the ideal method of finding truly connecting with someone. What better way to show someone you mean what you say than by drawing their attention to your eyes?! Dramatic eyeliner, gobs of mascara and false eyelashes are the often the used to pull attention to our eyes.  Sometimes that all just gets in the way. Did you know that like fashion and design, color theory,  helpful in creating makeup looks, too.  There are shades of eye shadow that are complimentary to your eye color,  putting the spotlight right where you want it.  First things first, you may think if you have dark brown eyes that that’s the bottom line, but that’s untrue! Hold up a handheld mirror in the daylight, and check out those flecks of gold, black or green. Pretty, right? That’s what will guide you in choosing your eye shadow colors. For brown