Today is Sewing Machine Day! To celebrate, dig out your sewing machine and start a new project. The benefit of this is you can add your own flair by making your own clothing. You can also repair some of your items such as a seam in blue jeans or sweaters. Being able to design and stitch your very own creations is exciting. Get creative!
Oats have been used for skin-beautifying purposes for centuries. Oats have the ability to soothe, calm and heal irritated and inflamed skin. If you have dry, itchy skin, draw a warm bath and spring in one or two cups of oatmeal. Oats also contain proteins that help protect your skin from harsh chemicals as well as skin conditions like eczema, rosacea and rashes. The lubricating fats in oats are a great moisturizer that make a protective layer over the skin to fight UV rays. Because oats are slightly rough, they are one of nature’s most amazing exfoliates. They soften the skin, making it silky smooth. Oats are also good for the hair and can treat dandruff, as well as dry and itchy scalps.
Argan oil is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, and is grown organically in Morocco. This oil is mainly used as a face moisturizer and hair conditioner. It can also be used as a cuticle softener and helps clear up mild acne. Argan oil is the ideal protection against stretch marks by increasing the elasticity of skin due to its vitamin E content. Argan oil easily absorbs into skin and is gentle enough to use on all skin types.
Bronzer is a great staple for any beauty bag. With Summer right around the corner, it can make you skin look sun-kissed even when its protected with sunscreen. The trick to applying bronzer is to pick the right shade, no more than two shades darker than your skin, and use a contour brush or a rounded face brush to apply under cheek bones and blend upwards onto the cheeks. Apply bronzer along the forehead to give a sun kissed glow. Lastly, bronzer alone can appear dull. Applying cream blush to the apples of your cheek can give a beautiful, dewy look.
When it comes time to grow out your strands, the wait can be long. In order for your hair to grow long and strong, you need to eat a healthy diet that incorporates nutrients from each food group, especially protein. It is also important to manage stress with whatever that helps you relax. Minimizing the amount of times you color your hair, turning down the heat on your hot tools, keeping your blow dryer moving when you use it and using a heat protectant spray will also help. Also, take vitamins and supplements such as B12, zinc and iron that will help your hair get nutrients it needs to grow faster and longer. Lastly, condition on the regular, use leave in conditioners and do a hair mask once a week to treat the scalp and your strands.