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Friday, January 21, 2011

Some Dangers of using Mineral Costetics we are not aware of

Using mineral powder foundations is very popular now a days. Since they are considered to be made from mother earth’s natural ingredients that is minerals, most people take is as a safe option to go for. It is also said that if u sleep with mineral makeup on your face, then also u wont break out!! Tempting na? Even I was going to opt for it since I have super oily skin. But the reality is researchers have found out some shocking facts regarding these cosmetics and that is - mineral foundation exaggerates fine lines!

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The finding are based on the analysis of some ingredients in it.

Silica is present in mineral foundation which reduces the oil from the skin, but it is found that silica contains some crystalline quartz which may cause cancer.
Mica is also present which is harmful for the liver and respiratory system if inhaled accidently.
Titanium dioxide which I know as a sun block ingredient, is used in almost all mineral cosmetics which is suspected to trigger cancer.
Talc which we always avoid to apply on skin is another thing found in mineral foundations and it exaggerate fine lines and wrinkles.
Have u heard about bismuth oxychloride? This chemical causes acne / pimples. This is also present in some powder makeups. I was going to purchase mineral makeup thinking that my skin is oily and this product will suit me, but after knowing all these things, I took a back step!! 

There are also few side effects of mineral cosmetics:
Redness in caused due to irritation of face. If the minerl powder, bronzer didn’t suited your skin, it will produce redness.
Before buying Bare Essential powder foundation, I read many reviews and found it caused breakouts to many girls. I also came to know that Bismuth Oxychloride is present in it which rritates sensitive skin.
Do you how these foundations hides our blemishes and open large pores? Actually these makeups goes deep into skn to even out skin tone and blemishes aren’t viible. But one side effect is that it can make wrinkles and creases around the mouth appear highly visible.
So, instead of using “mineral” foundations which has soooo many controversies, I decided to go for foundations which has no side effects on skin. I better use Pond’s TM and loose powder over it.
Its quite shocking that mineral cosmetics exaggerate fine lines but many people go for it as they are not aware of the possible dangers.

Prerana Sharma

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dress according to your age

Dressing ‘young’ is cool but what if someone end up looking funny? Some of our Bollywood divas too resulted in these faux pas…so we should learn from their mistakes...

I know she is a Barbie doll but is too much frilly dress ok?
In 20’s :
A girl in her 20’s is likely to have a body to pull off everything; she can experiment with colors, shapes n cuts. (note: body structure should be kept in mind while wardrobe shopping).

Frumpy frocks suits those with  long legs & slim body
In 30’s :
At this age, cellulites begins to deposit. A girl should work hard for a well toned body with great abs, firm boobs and shapely butts to carry off..Do not go overboard with neckline…

Is Short tight dresses ok for her?

In 40’s :
One thing to avoid strictly is- too much of frills n fringes! I think calf length skirts, trousers, shirts, kurtis with tights all these classic outfits will go nice at this age..

Please look at her shoes!

In 50’s :
Every one is not Madonna right! This age is all about going sophisticated and classic. Warm n muted toned saris, kurtis even can make someone graceful… 

So what do you think about it, is wardrobe selection age dependent according to you? Or it is just body shape that should be considered most while shopping for cloths??