Monday, October 21, 2013

How to Get Lighter Skin

How to lighten your skin and fade dark spots

For many people, dark spots are a very big problem when it comes to their skin complexion. Having dark spots is not only annoying but also embarrassing – for example, your facial skin could be light but your armpits may be dark despite your efforts to keep it clean and shaven. If you think that you are in a hopeless situation take heart because there are still ways to lighten skin that has a tendency to darken.

One way to lighten your darkening skin is to identify what your real skin color is. If you are using whitening products on other parts of your body, such as your face, but don’t use the same whitening products on other parts of your body then it is simply natural that your skin would turn dark when left untreated. Some women are in a hurry to get lighter skin but that won’t be easy if you are naturally dark (such as if you have African blood). You may have to determine how white or light you intend to become all over so that you don’t look like a giraffe.

A good dermatologist may be able to refer you to some treatments that are good enough to induce skin whitening in problem areas. Take note that it is often good to get those treatments under the care of a qualified dermatologist in case the treatments are very strong. One treatment that dermatologists do often recommend is the use of fruits or vegetables that have some acids to act as natural whiteners. Have you ever tried to apply tomatoes to your skin? This is a gentle form of treatment which is quite safe. However, some women are not keen on using fruit or vegetable acids because they don’t work very fast – and some women are really in a hurry to get lighter skin so they may turn down this option.

Some deodorant manufacturers may recommend sunflower oil as a skin whitening treatment. If you want to try this out, you can actually buy their deodorant products to see if this works for you. Or maybe you can find a dermatologist who can use a stronger formulation. Be sure that you inform the dermatologist if you feel a strong burning sensation upon use of any products because you might be allergic to some ingredients without knowing this in advance.

One commercially available product that has been proven to really help smoothen and lighten skin is called Tretinoin. You can ask your dermatologist if this is suitable for you. One side effect of using Tretinoin is that the skin where it was applied may tend to become sensitive to sunlight and abrasions so you will have to treat the skin with care once you embark on a Tretinoin application program.

Whatever you opt to do to erase your dark skin areas, be sure that you give the product enough time to work. Many women get badly burned when they get impatient and put on more of the product because they think that this will hasten the lightening process. Given enough time, you may wind up getting the right shade of lightened skin if you do the treatment the right way.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

All About Corsets & Ladies Fashion

At Sheniko, our shoppers love to buy corsets. Why, you ask?

Well, before starting to look for reasons, let’s answer to a simple question: “what is a corset?” The corset is part of women’s clothing since the 15th century. It reached the days of glory during the 19th century and met the decline after the 1920's. Corsets had periodic revivals especially in haute couture being used more as outerwear than underwear. These days corset began to gain popularity and lots of women associate this garment with elegance and glamour. A corset is made of cotton, satin, or leather holding the torso from the hips up to the chest. The material is stiffened with boning made of steel, plastic, cane, or ivory. The corset is tightened on the body with the lacing placed at the back. A sturdy front clasp helps you to put on or pull off the corset quickly.

How did corsets survive over the time?

Women’s clothing changed and evolved continuously over time because women always wanted to look perfect and be attractive. How did the corset survive? Well, the answer relies on its main effects: makes the waist thinner, holds the breasts, and improves the body’s position. The result is equal to femininity, beauty, and attraction. There are also many other reasons such as physical and mental benefits why corsets returned among women’s clothing.

The physical benefits of wearing corsets

The physical benefits are especially related to the skeletal and muscular systems. Corsets correct posture, give lumbar support during the long working hours in front of the computer, reshape the body, and redistribute the weight preventing knees issues or other skeletal problems. Many women who suffered injuries in car accidents deal much better with back pains while wearing corsets. Scoliosis and hernias are two disorders that can be stopped from worsening by the help of corset. For singers the corset is an accessory which enables them to achieve higher notes. During motorcycling and horse-riding a lot of women consider that wearing corsets is pretty sexy. In fact, besides the sexy look there is an important medical aspect: kidneys are held in the proper position and organs like uterus, rectum, pancreas, and duodenum are protected against injuries.

The post-partum use of corsets

Certainly you heard about Jessica Alba’s corsets that helped her to get back into shape after she gave birth to her daughters. The post-partum use of corset became a trend not only among VIP new mums. Why? because the corset speeds up the healing of the abdominal muscles which have been over stretched during the last months of pregnancy. It is known that many doctors recommend the usage of corsets in order to push back together the abdominal muscles. In fact, the new mommy kills two birds with one stone: regains her great shape and the muscles are cured. In general, in post pregnancy the corset is worn respecting a tight lacing program, combined with abdominal exercises.

Mental impacts

The corset changes positively the overall appearance of the body. A lot of women who used to have low self esteem and a poor image about their body, recognized that wearing corset push up the self-image. You should not be surprised to find out that the eating habits can be “controlled” by corset. This good looking garment judges your diet and warns you when is too much food on the table. The corset is an efficient aid for weight loss and appetite control. Depression and anxiety are two disorders that affect women of all ages. Again corsets give a hand to women. The pressure exerted on the abdomen prevents nausea and stomach struggling, and confers a feeling of security and calm. Moreover, women who have been the victims of physical or sexual abuses, feel comfortable and safe when wear corset which is perceived as a shield against unwanted physical contact or aggression.

Corsets shape your waistline

Apart from all the reasons written above, it must be highlighted the main reason of wearing a corset: reduces the waistline and focuses attention on the bustline. If you choose the right corset for your body type, you get rid of 2 to 4 inches of waist instantly. Dresses, skirts and other women’s clothing look much better with a corset underneath. Certainly, the sexy lingerie corset is in the top of many clients’ preferences. To sum up, women wear corsets for a slimmer silhouette, to beat the back pains and recover after the pregnancy period, to feel confident and protected, and most of all to look great and be admired.

If you are interested in trying out a corset, you can buy them online at our store for a great price. Simply click here to view corsets and other ladies fashion and womens clothing online.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Are Skinny Jeans for You?

Like their name suggests, skinny jeans are one of the latest creations of many designers and differ from regular jeans because the pant legs are really meant for skinny legs. This is why not everyone can wear women’s clothing like skinny jeans.If you are a plus size woman for example you may find it very hard to find jeans like this in your size. You may however find teens who are mad about this fashion trend fortunately for them most healthy teenage girls are really fashion-model slim so they can easily find jeans like this in their size.

Another factor that may dissuade some women from using skinny jeans is that these denim pants come in a wide variety of colors as well. If you are not comfortable wearing jeans that are purple, for example, then perhaps you should look for the traditional types of jeans that are available in black or blue only. For some women, colored jeans are just the thing they are looking for to avoid looking just like everybody else in the conservative denim universe. You have to know how to mix and match women’s clothing with your jeans though for this to work.

It is actually quite easy to find retailers that sell skinny jeans. The more established denim wear companies like Levi’s do offer their own interpretation of this slim fit trousers which makes it easier for shoppers looking for such denim jeans. You can go online as well to look for retailers who are willing to sell slim fit jeans to online shoppers. The advantage with having so many retail options when shopping for these jeans is that you get to pick and choose the denim trousers that suit your body type and waist size.

One problem though that you might encounter despite the wealth of choices is that your legs might not be skinny enough to fit into the legs of these jeans. You might have a slim waist size but your legs might look pretty bulky or hammy so you might still find it hard to fit into skinny jeans. You might be surprised how many women face this problem. It can be frustrating for such women to get slim fit jeans that are both flattering and fit comfortably because of this anatomical dilemma. You might have to give up on the idea of finding skinny jeans that will fit you as a result.

Incidentally, skinny trousers are not the domain of female consumers alone. There are now skinny jeans made for men as well, with some differences from the female version as far as the crotch, butt and leg measurements are concerned. Some men are skinny enough to fit into the women’s version of these jeans while others may be too muscular to use jeans meant for women. Because of this, a male shopper may have to look for a retailer who knows men’s anatomy well enough to come up with the right men’s jeans that are slim fit and comfortable to wear.

One way out of this dilemma is for men to look for tailors that can make customized skinny trousers. The advantage with this is that men will know that these jeans will definitely fit, especially if the male shopper has a hard time finding off-the-rack skinny trousers that are really suitable and comfortable. You might have to pay a bit more for customized jeans but it may well be worth it if you try to put on the finished product. You would need a tailor who is very skilled in working with denim for this kind of job order.

Still, skinny jeans are definitely more associated with women’s clothing than men’s wear at the moment. This is because designers seem to favor manufacture of women’s clothing than men’s clothing for some reason. It could be that women’s clothing is more of a challenge to design and make. Or maybe designers think that more women buy designer attire under the women’s clothing category than in the men’s apparel department. Whatever the reasons are, skinny jeans are definitely here to stay so you may want to start searching for this kind of jeans for your own wardrobe.

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Sheniko Team