Beauty and Modern Culture

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then some of us need glasses I think!

It’s not normally my usual Monday morning programme. But, for some reason, I found myself watching ‘Lorraine’. For those of you who have never seen the programme, its ‘Magazine’ type offering. A mixture of fashion, advice, cookery, hints and tips and general odds-and-ends.

Today on Lorraine there was an item about Love Island. I have never seen Love Island but from the clips I did see, I shall not be making the effort. The sister of oe contestant was offering us ‘insights’ into what might or might not be going on.

Anyway; What made this programme interesting for me was the ‘work’ that the young lady must have had done. Most notably, her lips.

The crueller amongst us refer to lip work that is just that little too much on the large side as to make it look obviously false as ‘Duck Face’ or ‘Trout Pout’. The actress Leslie Ash springs to mind when we think of celebrities who have gone down this road.

Any beauty treatments, surgical or non-surgical really do need real consideration before you embark on what could be permenant change to your body.

For this reason, Designed for Beauty are always available for help and advice for any beauty treatments. As well as offering a wide range of Surgical and non-surgical treatments, we offer helpful advice on the pros and cons of any beauty treatments.

Check out the main Designed for Beauty website for further information.

How to take care of your skin

Top tips on taking care of your skin after being in the sunlight for the day

after sun skin care

Summer is here at last. It seems like it hasn’t been sunny for a long time and we are hell-bent on getting a great tan.

People will lay in the sun all day long. Getting a fantastic tan to show off after your holidays seems very important. But, you really do need to take care of your skin.

Designed for Beauty are always available to give you advice on skincare and other health and beauty matters. We would be delighted to hear from you.

The Internet is a great source of information. Use Goolge search for ‘after sun skin care’ and you will find a wealth of information.

One website that comes up tops has and excellent article on after sun skin care. There are plety of tips and hints. I’ve provided an extract and a link to the main website.

  1. Take a Cool Shower. Saltwater and chlorine droplets on the skin can magnify the sun’s rays and dehydrate it. …
  2. Water, Water Everywhere. …
  3. Protect Your Pout. …
  4. Cool Off. …
  5. Smooth Operator. …
  6. Easy On The Eyes. …
  7. Don’t Scratch. …
  8. Moisturize ASAP.

There are more hints and tips from the main website of this article.

For any more information, please contact Designed for Beauty if you have something you need to know about skin, health and beauty. You might also like to check out the wide range of surgical and non-surgical treatments available.

You might also like to check out the NHS website on Sunburn treatment. In case you manage to overdo it. NHS

What is the effect of sunlight on human hair?

Is sunlight harmful to our hair?

Our hair is our crowning glory. From our early youth until our last day, we care about how our hair looks.

Some people go to great lengths to present themselves at their best. For instance; a man may decide on a #1 crop, long flowing locks, a state of the art multi-coloured style or simply shave the whole lot off.

Unfortunately for some men (and woman) for reasons best known to mother nature, human hair loss kicks in. This does tend to limit the styles on offer.

Sunlight on Human hair

One of the many questions asked at Designed for Beauty at Monmouth is; “does the sunlight damage my hair?” Well, I chose a few websites for the best answers to this question and here is a couple of the most enlightening.

“Go outdoors and embrace it. The Sun creates a lasting impact on your hair – both good and bad. While the rays allow for a boost in Vitamin D, they also can damage the scalp. The solution isn’t to avoid the Sun entirely – it is to hydrate your hair from the inside with natural oils.”

“If your hair has prolonged exposure to the sun, UVA and UVB rays can damage the outside cover of the hair strand, called the cuticle. Signs of sun damage to your hair include discoloration, dry and brittle strands, broken or split ends, thinning and frizziness. Damaged hair has a dry look and feel. ” More..

If you have any concerns about your hair, you can speak to Designed for Beauty. We have talaneted and professional staff who have a wealth of experience with all types of hair and all kinds of hair related problems.

Please contact us for a consultation at any time. We will be glad to hear from you.

Top 10 Tips on how to protect your skin from Sun Damage

Skin damage is no joking matter. As much as we rant and rail at the lack of sunshine in the UK, we still have sufficient to cause real skin damage.

Top ten tips for protecting skin from sun damage

Summer 2019 is on our doorstep and most of us are thinking about holidays. How many times have we not taken the correct steps to prevent skin damage?

It seems that getting a great tan is more important that skin protection. Often, even the most diligent fall foul.

There are some great websites on the Internet offering skin damage prevention advice. One of the best I fund is Blog

I make no appologies for ‘borrowing some of their content. Quite often, the most well-meaning of information links go unseen. This is a shame, especially when good advice is available.

Top 10 skincare tips to prevent sun damage

  1. Use sunscreen every day, even if it’s cloudy.  
  2. Apply at least one ounce of sunscreen (enough to fill a shot glass) at least 15 to 30 minutes before going outside. Also, use a lip balm or lipstick that contains sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30.
  3. Choose a broad spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB radiation. Make sure it is water resistant and has an SPF of 30 or higher. Other sunscreens may help keep you from getting sunburned, but they won’t protect against skin cancer.
  4. Reapply sunscreen every two hours. Reapply every hour if you are swimming or sweating.  
  5. Be extra careful around water and sand. These surfaces reflect the damaging rays of the sun, which can increase your chance of getting a sunburn.
  6. Keep babies younger than 6 months old completely covered and in the shade.
  7. Limit the amount of time you’re in the sun between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. This is when the sun’s rays are the most intense. Practice the shadow rule: if your shadow is shorter than you, the sun’s rays are at their strongest, and you should find shade.
  8. If possible, wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants. Dark clothing with tightly woven fabric blocks more sun than white or loosely woven fabrics. For additional protection, look for clothes made with special sun-protective materials.
  9. Accessorize with a hat that shades your face, neck, and ears and a pair of sunglasses. Sunglasses with lenses that have 99% to 100% UV absorption provide optimal protection for the eyes and the surrounding skin.
  10. Be even more cautious if you are taking medications that may make you more sensitive to the sun.  These include specific types of antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, antifungals, blood pressure medications, and chemotherapies.

Please visit this website. There is so much useful advice available. Summer is a time when we need to be at our most vigilant.

If you have any questions on skin care, you can always contact Designed for Beauty. At DFB, we have specialists who will be happy to offer you advice on skin care and other issues related to sun protection.

Your hair and scalp can also be damaged by exposure to harsh sunslight. If you really must be i the sunlight, a hat will help to protect your hair and scalp. if you would rather the world see your great new hairstyle, then there are leave-on condistioners with SPF that will do the job.

Ask for more advice on this and other beauty products at DFB.

How to look Great This Summer

How to look great this summer Weight loss Monmouth, Gloucester

How to look great this summer? No matter if you are heading to the beach or going into the Forest. It should say ‘How to look great’; period. There are many things we can do to help ourselves. The usual suspects spring to mind.

How to look Great

  1. lose weight. This is always top of anyone’s list unless of course, you are lucky enough not to be able to put on weight, no matter how much and what you eat. Some people can eat all the worst things and still stay slim. (Dontcha just hate ’em!)
  2. Get a tan. For people like me who permanently bottle white, a tan is very uplifting.
  3. Hair-do. That old Bee Hive or Feather Cut needs to be replaced with something ‘more you’.
  4. Manicure and Pedicure. Now the season for wearing woolly socks Gloves and boots is passing, you need to sort out those claws.
  5. Teeth cleaned and whitened. Yes! The smile says everything. Getting your teeth cleaned and whitened will make your tan all the more vibrant.
  6. Body Waxed. Hair today, gone tomorrow, as we say in the beauty business. Not just the ladies, these beauty treatments apply to the guys as well. Nobody wants to see you walking around the beach looking like a Yeti!

Is there more?

Of course there is. You can have a series of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance or change those parts of you that you don’t like very much or wish to refresh.

Designed for Beauty at Monmouth have a range of Aesthetic Beauty Treatments for you and at very competitive prices. This includes a package called ‘Ten Years Younger”.

Check out the main website pages and see what we can do for you. If you need help or advice, we are ready to take your call or answer your mail.

How to look great this summer starts today. Go for it!