What are the effects of highlights and lowlights on your face? How do you decide which are better for you?
When women think of highlights, the image they usually conjure up is that of blonde streaks. Actually, highlights represent any shade lighter than your base hair color and, when done correctly, can alter your appearance dramatically. The purpose of highlights is to add dimension and brightness to your locks, which leads to a variety of effects including brightening your complexion or framing the shape of your face in the most flattering way. They are also a great solution for unwanted gray hairs as they camouflage their growth, especially around the crown and where you part your hair.
Lowlights are another way to add dimension, but represent all shades darker than your base color. When hair is dyed too light or only one shade, it can make your strands seem lackluster and dull. Lowlights are an easy way to add tone and dimension back into your locks.
Ideally, a combination of highlights and lowlights work best because the result is extremely natural-looking and offers multi-dimensional color. To decide what look and colors are best for you, visit a Bellus salon or your hair stylist today!
Oh no! Another late night. What are some makeup tips that can help me look more awake?
We’ve all been there before: staying up late for a spectacular night on the town leaves you feeling less than fresh-faced the next morning. Luckily, with the help of a few well-designed tricks of the trade, you can be the belle of the ball all nightand all day long.
Most importantly, be sure to increase your intake of water to help filter out all of the salt and toxins that cause puffiness and inflammation. To immediately reduce swelling, gently cleanse your face followed by sliding ice cubes over the skin under your eyes. The cold will quickly settle and tighten the skin. Next, dab on eye cream that serves to lighten and brighten the area. For an extra healing effect, cool the lotion in your freezer for a few minutes before use. Murad’s Hybrid Eye lift Illuminator has violet undertones and tightens skin’s texture by up to 50%.
Now that your skin is properly prepped, apply a concealer containing warm peach undertones that will serve to counteract the blue hues of bags under your eyes. This will brighten the area and mask the evidence of last night’s events. Expert tip: Be sure to choose a concealer that is the same shade as your skin; a lighter shade will enhance the damage.
Now simply continue with the rest of your makeup routine and voila! You’ll be just as fresh-faced as if you had gotten a full night’s sleep.
I exercise six times a week. What are the benefits of a massage and how often should I get one?
Because massages are often wrongly viewed as luxury treatments, many people overlook their countless health benefits. Much like exercise, massages are more beneficial to you the more you make use of them. However, unlike with exercise, as little as one treatment per month can help you maintain your overall general health. And for people who aren’t able to afford or fit in a weekly massage, that is very good news!
Touch is a basic survival tool that can stimulate your circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems. The latest research has show that regular massages can aid in reducing blood pressure, boosting the immune system, decreasing harmful stress hormones (cortisol) and increasing mood-elevating chemicals (serotonin). Plus, the number one benefit of massage is relaxation, something that all of us could use more of – especially after playing sports or exercising heavily!
Your body maintains optimum health benefits by harmoniously balancing all of its systems. In addition to proper nutrition, exercise and rest, massages stimulate our bodies’ communication lines to support natural development cycles and maximum comfort. Visit our website today to learn about which massage may be best for you!
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