Stretch marks, or striae, are visible skin irregularities caused by stretching. While men and children can get stretch marks during rapid growth or weight gain, women often notice these marks after pregnancy. Most stretch marks usually grow fainter over time. Certain treatments may help your stretch marks fade and appear less visible.
Makeup can help enhance your best features and draw attention to your favorite attributes. One basic tool for many women is a simple eyeliner pencil. Eyeliners come in a variety of colors and formulas. Unfortunately, too much of a good thing can wreak havoc, especially when it comes to outlining your eyes.
Mineral makeup offers a quick and easy foundation option for busy moms. The best-known mineral foundation, Bare Minerals, is available online, via infomercials and at some cosmetic counters, but can be expensive. Your local Avon representative offers a less expensive alternative that may work for your complexion.
You may become wiser with age, but aging does nothing good for your skin. As you age, you may notice wrinkling on your face, drier skin and dark pigmentation where you never had it before. Your skin may have lost its glow and may even look dull. When you get in your 50s and beyond, the skin on your neck gets looser, growths may appear, and you become more susceptible to bruising, itchy skin and a rash condition called shingles. While you can't stop the aging process, you can prevent or lessen many of these skin problems.
The right eyeshadow colors and application techniques can help to emphasize your eyes themselves -- not the dark circles beneath them. Adapt your makeup to a casual daytime look or a dramatic evening style. Dark circles can be the result of allergies, fatigue or genetics, but simple cosmetic tricks can let you look your best.
False eyelashes can give your eyes a naturally full look or allow you to go for a dramatic flair with brightly colored lashes. Two styles of lashes are available: the more common and easy-to-apply strip of lashes and the individual lashes. The steps for applying both are relatively the same. Applying false eyelashes does take some practice and sometimes trial-and-error to get the look you want.
Unlike false eyelashes that attach to your eyelids in a single strip, eyelash extensions attach to each of your eyelashes, giving them a fuller and longer appearance. If you have thin eyelashes or eyelashes that are light in color, you may find that you no longer need to rely on mascara to enhance them once you apply eyelash extensions. But this doesn't mean that you can't wear mascara if you so choose. While wearing mascara with extensions shouldn't be an everyday practice, occasional wear is acceptable.
Eyelash extensions are single, synthetic eyelashes applied one by one to your existing eyelashes. The lustrous look of longer, fuller lashes is reliant on a formaldehyde-free adhesive that holds your lashes in place for approximately three weeks at a time. Although some women find little need to wear eyeliner after an eyelash extension application, others may still feel inclined to wear it. If you have eyelash extensions and choose to wear eyeliner, take every precaution not to disturb the adhesive.
Eye makeup can seem intimidating, but once you master a few simple techniques, wearing eye shadow is a fairly simple process. Though eye shadow isn't an essential part of a minimalist makeup routine, it can bring out your baby blues, browns, greens and hazels to get you noticed. If you've got bags or dark circles, consider skipping eye shadow or use concealer to cover them up. Makeup expert Matin Maulawizada says in "O, The Oprah Magazine" that eye makeup can draw attention to problem areas around your eyes.
Is your teen starting to wear makeup? Many teens learn how to apply makeup on their own by watching adults apply appropriate makeup FOR THEM.