Archive for April, 2009

Be a Jeanius: Find the Perfect Pair of Jeans for your Body!

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

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Are you in pursuit of the perfect pair of comfy jeans but keep finding yourself completely frustrated in a dressing room? You don’t need to have a perfect body to look great in denim–you just need to choose a pair that flatters and fits your body!

Another great tip that you’ve likely heard is to know what dark can do! A dark color will make you look slimmer, whereas a light color of denim can highlight your trouble spots.

You might really enjoy a couple of websites we’ve found that take your measurements into consideration and then dish out ideas of ideal jeans for your body.  It only takes a couple of minutes to find flattering jeans! Yes, it sounds way too good to be true.  What will  you do with the time you used to spend hunting for jeans that fit?

Zafu.com has over 200 different styles of jeans and over 70 different brands to draw from.  They can help you minimize curves, accentuate your best features,  and achieve the exact look you want and so far, they have over 4 million happy customers.  You can also find your best fit in bras, other pants, and accessories.

Another one to try is truejeans.com.  This site serves the guys, too! Check it out!

Happy shopping!



April is Rosacea Awareness Month

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Listen up, rosacea sufferers! The spotlight is on you this month as we take a look at this incredibly frustrating disorder.  Take heart, there are solutions out there for you and we’re ready to help you look and feel your best!

The Facts:

An estimated 14 million Americans have rosacea, yet only a small fraction are being treated.  In recent surveys by the National Rosacea Society, more than 76 percent of rosacea patients said their condition had lowered their self-confidence and self-esteem, and 52 percent reported it had caused them to avoid public contact or cancel social engagements.

Although rosacea can affect all segments of the population, individuals with fair skin who tend to flush or blush easily are believed to be at greatest risk. The disease is more frequently diagnosed in women, but more severe symptoms tend to be seen in men — perhaps because they often delay seeking medical help until the disorder reaches advanced stages.

While there is no cure for rosacea and the cause is unknown, medical therapy is available to control or reverse its signs and symptoms. Individuals who suspect they may have rosacea are urged to see a dermatologist or other knowledgeable physician for diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

The Triggers:

Below is a list of common rosacea trigger factors that may affect various individuals. It is the result of a patient survey by the National Rosacea Society.   It doesn’t necessarily include everything that may cause a flare-up, but it may be helpful in determining one’s own trigger factors.   Patients are encouraged to keep a diary of daily activities or events and relate them to any flare-ups they may experience. A rosacea diary booklet is available here.

 

Percent

Factors

Affected

 

 

 

 

Sun exposure

81%

Emotional stress

79%

Hot weather

75%

Wind

57%

Heavy exercise

56%

Alcohol consumption

52%

Hot baths

51%

Cold weather

46%

Spicy foods

45%

Humidity

44%

Indoor heat

41%

Certain skin-care products

41%

Heated beverages

36%

Certain cosmetics

27%

Medications

15%

Medical conditions

15%

Certain fruits

13%

Marinated meats

10%

Certain vegetables

9%

Dairy products

8%

Other factors

24%

The Help:

While the cause of rosacea is unknown and there is no cure, help is available that can control the signs and symptoms of this potentially life-disruptive disorder.  Enjoy beautiful, bright, and healthy skin once again with the help of Obagi Rosaclear System.  This is the first and only complete therapeutic system for treating the signs and symptoms of rosacea.  We’d love to tell you more about these wonderful products and while you in for a visit, check out our glominerals makeup to achieve a flawless complexion.  Mineral makeup is a great choice for skin with rosacea, as it typically doesn’t contain potentially irritating ingredients.  These products are talc-free, non-comedogenic and free of perfumes and chemical dyes, making them suitable for even the most sensitive skin types. 

We look forward to serving you!