Monthly Archives: November 2009

Secure Shopping What Does It Mean?

Posted for Skin Care On November 11, 2009


There are millions of skin care products adorning the aisles of the skin care market. So many… that the options overwhelm you and more often than not… you don’t make the right choice.

After all.. the local drugstore or even your beauty salon will only showcase products they like. That is why you should shop from a place that offers you ALL the options – the Internet.

Yeah… Online shopping is the best way to shop for your skin care products. There are several skin stores on the web that showcase a variety of skin care products from popular brands and offer you special discounts too!

However, security is a key concern while shopping on the internet. Here are some ways to know if a shopping website is secure and even for that matter, legit!

Here are some quick ways to check for security

1. Do they use or an equally safe and secure payment processing gateway?

  •    If they do, the logo on the website should be clickable and take you to a page that validates the merchant.

2.  Do they have a SSL Security Certificate?

  • A SSL security certificate means that a company has passed an intense verification process to prove they are a proven legal company that has been verified by accountants, attorneys and state paperwork. Many internet companies today would fail to be able to meet this level of verification. There is also an extended certificate available for an even higher level of verification.
  • If they have a SSL Cerificate the logo on the home page or other should link to the certificate and give further details of the verification.

3.  Are they a Member of the BBB?

  • This is an easy way to check a companies credibility. If they display the logo anywhere on the site, it should also link to a page that verifies the BBB standing.

4.  McAffe Secure is another industry standard for site security. That data is protected and private.

  • Again, this seal is usually on the home page and links to a McAffe secure certification page.

5.  Some other ways you can shop securely.

  • Call the number or check in advance how hard is to communicate with them.
  • Look for other logos like: Site ratings, trusted store status, and other signs of satisfied customer ratings and security enhancements.

There you have it. Shop smart and save money shopping on the internet!


Lip Care An Integral Part Of Skin Care

Posted for Lip Care On November 10, 2009


As much as I have seen women paying great attention to their skin care, I have also noticed that many women forget about lip care completely. Applying lipstick or a lip balm or gloss is all that is done.

Lip care is a very integral part of your beauty regimen. Without healthy and good looking lips, even your flawless skin may just fail to create the look you are trying to achieve. The skin on your lips is extremely sensitive and tender and this is why it is highly susceptible to damage by external factors.

The skin of your lips is comprised of three to five cellular layers and is very delicate. Another interesting fact is that lips don\’t have sebaceous glands, therefore they dry out faster and get chapped easily.

Here are some tips to take good care of your lips.

Drink lots of Water
Since the lips do not contain sebaceous glands, it cannot produce sebum to keep them hydrated. As a result, they dry out very easily and are prone to the development of wrinkles. Therefore, make sure you drink sufficient amount of water and keep the skin hydrated. Also, cut down on beverages like coffee and tea. You can even take vitamin E supplements orally.

Quit Smoking
Smoking dries up your lips and also reduces the oxygen supply to the lip skin that provides essential nutrients to the blood cells. Without ample blood flow to the tissues, the lips lose color and become dark and dull.

Exfoliate Regularly
Make sure you use a good lip exfoliating product and scrape off dead skin cells from the surface of the lips. After you are done with the exfoliation process, make sure you slather lip balm on your lips.

Use an SPF-inclusive Lip Balm
When you venture out in the sun, make sure you apply a lip balm that has SPF contents that can protect your lips against the UV rays of the sun.

Spend some time taking care of your lips. Then you can flaunt a supple pout and make heads turn!

So Do Take Good Care Of Your Lips!