Do antioxidants in your diet really help you skin…?

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Sneaky Beauty Tip!

Make Up for Glasses…

These days, eye wear is one of the coolest fashion accessories out there. Glasses are no longer a frumpy accessory of the past. Whether you’re a daily user or just can’t be bothered to put in your contact lenses for the day (or week!), there are a few tricks to getting your eyes to pop under those stylish specs.

FACE

Complete your usual foundation make up. It’s probably best to keep your skin matte for the day, as make up can be smudged as your glasses slide up and down, especially near your eye and nose area. Anything shimmery/dewy/shiny might become too messy to deal with.

Glasses can cast shadows under your eyes, so if you already have dark eyecircles or eyebags, this can make them look even worse! Instead, remember to apply concealer and sweep a layer of loose powder on top of the concealer to really ‘set’ it – concealer tends to slip and stick onto your glasses, so it’s vital that it stays on!

It’s best to avoid any shimmer of any kind – be it illuminators, shimmer blush, highlighters. It makes the whole face a tad ‘clown-like’ as there is so much going on. The idea is that your glasses are already a big ‘accessory’ to your face, so your make up should compliment it, not try to overpower it.

EYES

Depending on your diagnosis and glasses frames, there are two options for this one. If your eye glasses make your eyes appear larger, then it’s best to skip heavy eyeliner and dark shadows – talk about raccoon eyes!

Likewise, if your eye glasses make your eyes appear smaller, this is vital too – skip the dark makeup! It will only make your eyes seem smaller and give a ‘squinty’ look (been there, done that.)

Instead, try to keep your eyes looking naturally pretty, as they are! Sweep some light colored shadow on and then apply a thin line of eyeliner (liquid is wonderful, if not, pencil is best). After, apply mascara on your top lash line only. (Applying mascara on your bottom lash line could look like dark circles.)

Probably the best thing to do is this: keep your brows groomed. Your face looks instantly polished with groomed brows. Simply choose your eyebrow product of choice and fill in any sparse areas, leaving a nicely defined brow.

LIPS

One of the top make up tips for eyeglass wearers is saving those bright and bold colors for your lips! Want a pop of pink? Do it on your lips! What about some violet? Your lips! It’ll make all of the difference ladies!

In general, make up should be natural looking. The general rule is to keep it simple because your glasses are already a big statement on your face!

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we hope you enjoy the contents…..

Until the next time,

Dr Hazem Kahlout
Ms Maggie Walsh

newsletter@castleknockcosmetics.ie

 

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Do anti-oxidants in you diet help your skin?

Before you start relying too heavily on blueberries and walnuts to keep your skin clear, the news source points out that there are other measures necessary to care for your epidermis. There are countless products on the market – and we mean countless – for your skin, and the key is to find out what works for you and stick with it. Don’t overdo it – using too many products can dry out your skin, or they may counteract each other.

Hydration

Hydration is also key to healthy looking skin, the news outlet reports. Water flushes out the toxins in your body, not to mention it keeps you feeling energized and balanced.

Antioxidant-rich foods

But yes, antioxidants found in natural foods do help keep your skin healthy, as do certain vitamins and minerals you can get through healthy eating. Though antioxidant-rich foods are good for you, remember that too much of a good thing can be dangerous. Consuming a well-rounded diet will help you get the right amount of vitamins and minerals without overdoing it. If you aren’t sure what kind of foods you should be eating, the best bet is to talk to a nutritionist who can help design a program just for you.

Co-enzyme Q10

WebMD explains that antioxidants can help protect your skin from damage. Vitamin C is one antioxidant that helps tissue repair itself and regrow. Vitamin A is also handy for cell growth, while the antioxidant known as Coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10 helps guard cells from damage.

Of course, even with the healthiest of diets, our skin is likely to change as we age. Poor dieting, exposure to the sun and smoking can all speed up the aging process, but no matter what we do, time will likely bring about wrinkles and sagging skin at some point. That’s why cosmetic procedures such as wrinkle injections and facelifts have become so popular.

 

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Topic highlight of the week…

Mask of Pregnancy | Choasma

Chloasma is a common skin condition that occur during hormonal changes in pregnancy or during use of oral contraceptive pill. The condition causes tan to gray-brown patches on the face and develops mainly on the face. It affects women of all ethnic groups, but particularly those with Fitzpatrick skin types III–VI . It is also known as chloasma or mask of pregnancy.

Chloasma usually forms on the cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead, chin, and upper lip, and occasionally on the forearms and neck. It may develop during or after pregnancy, while taking birth control pills or during menopause. Sometimes it appears for no obvious reason.

Who gets chloasma?

It is more common in people that tan well or have naturally dark skin compared with those who have fair skin, particularly if they live in a sunny area. It is often seen in Asia, the Middle East, South America, Africa and the Indian subcontinent.

Appearance of Chloasma

Tan or brown spots are seen mainly on the cheeks, jaw, forehead, nose, chin, and above the upper lip.

Chloasma is sometimes separated into epidermal (skin surface), dermal (deeper) and mixed types. The dermal and mixed types are significantly more difficult to treat than the superficial form of pregnancy masks. The type of chloasma can be diagnosed clinically with the help of a Wood’s Lamp or a skin biopsy may be necessary to determine the depth of the disorder.

Type of Chloasma

Superficial Mask

• Well-defined border

• Dark brown colour

• Appears more obvious under Wood’s Lamp

• Responds well to treatment

Deep Mask

• Ill-defined border

• Light brown or brown-gray colour

• Unchanged under Wood’s Lamp

• Responds poorly to treatment

Mixed Mask

• Combination of light and brown patches

• Partial improvement with treatment

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Testimonial

by Dolores F…

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“A very special thanks for the care and attention given to me at Castleknock Clinic. From the moment that I walked into your clinic I felt very confident that I had chosen the right place for my skin care needs. Your knowledge and professionalism impressed me very much. My skin looks amazing and I am following all the suggestions you gave me.

I am looking forward to my next visit. Once again it was a pleasure as well as a learning experience for me, you really know what you are talking about and I have told my friends about your knowledge and expertise in the skincare field, and I know they will be contacting you – especially after seeing the fabulous results that have been achieved by using your products and following your advice and careful instructions.

Regards

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