British Vogue

Cosmetics and make up items has been utilizing from many centuries by men and women...

Cosmetics and make up items has been utilizing from many centuries by men and women all around the world. The 80s were a time when decadence and excess were so embraced, that celebrities in entertainment, posh fashion designers, members of royalty, successful businessmen and women, and both real life and fictional wealthy individuals and families were the ones looked to for fashion cues the most. From “Dynasty” to “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” wealth, power, and excess were all over television; fashion designers, who created looks so crazy that they could barely be worn, were worshipped (the price tags matching the high praise they received); and yuppies, preppies, and sloane rangers were powerful forces in fashion, with the sloane ranger look being popularized most by Lady Diana Spencer (aka: Princess Diana), even if people didn’t realize it as much at the time.

With a little knowledge, you can preserve and protect the delicate beauty of your vata type skin. Since your skin does not contain much moisture, preventing it from drying is the major consideration. Eat a warm, unctuous diet (ghee and olive oil are best) and favor sour, salty and sweet tastes (naturally sweet like fruits, not refined sugar) as they balance vata. Avoid drying foods like crackers. Drink 6-8 glasses of warm (not cold for vata types!) water throughout the day and eat plenty of sweet, juicy fruits. Going to bed early (before 10 PM) is very soothing to vata and will have a tremendously positive influence on your skin. Avoid cleansing products that dry the skin (like alcohol-based cleansers) and perform Ayurvedic oil massage to your whole body (abhyanga) in the morning before you shower.

On a final note, one word of caution; when preparing your lotions and oils you may decide to try a different kind of essential oil based on personal preference. Scent is ultimately an individual choice and we all tend to love different fragrances, that’s what makes the world such a special place to live. Various aromas regularly surround and renew us, and let’s face it, we all have our favorites. But when it comes to sun fashion designer protection there are some oils that should be avoided. Citrus oils (orange, lemon, lime and bergamot), are all crisp, pleasant, and well loved scents, but when exposed to the sun these fragrances might just leave you with an unpleasant skin reaction. Citrus has also been know to reduce a sunscreen’s effectiveness, so no matter what protection you decide on, save your citrus splashes and fragrances for those rainy days.

Kanye West famously said You can be wearing a Zara pant, and then a girl walks in wearing the Céline version, and you feel like sh-t.” Sure he has a point, the knock offs are never like the real thing (unless you buy a knockoff of one of his Gildan hoodies printed on, you guessed it, Gildan), but the reality is that affordable options like Zara are the only way a lot of people can afford to be part of the trend. This is where the biggest issue lies. Independent, creative brands have a rare opportunity to capitalise on the industry’s drift to a more casual, street influenced look to really create something unique that is steeped in a culture crafted by themselves and their peers. The danger is that while the big fashion houses are driving popular culture towards that end, the big, budget brands are drowning the consumer in ultra-affordable options that stifles the smaller brands’ ability to stand out.

Let’s talk about a good skin care regimen masque. Incorporating this into your skin care regimen will give your skin a boost of beauty; it will help to prolong and support the good health and look of your skin. With the continuous use of the masque the face will recuperate the firmness and will diminish wrinkles. To maximize its effects, exfoliate before using any masque. This will help the masque to penetrate better and work at the molecular level of your skin. Before applying it, heat the masque a little bit in your hand, this way it will work better. Avoid the eye area, there are masques made specifically for the eyes. By following these simple tips, you will always experience the best of your favorite masque. Some homemade masques are made with: clay, egg, etc.