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How to Spot Fake Eyewear [Infographic] What Happens to Your Eyes as You Age (Timeline) As you age, vision skills develop and degenerate along with other body parts.

What Happens to Your Eyes as You Age (Timeline)

For instance, your eyesight may function differently than it did in your 20s or 30s the moment you reach the age of 60 or 70. While these changes are normal, offer few risks, and can still be corrected with eyeglasses, contacts, or surgery, other changes in vision could be a symptom of a serious eye disease. Be it age or a severe vision problem, poor eyesight can interfere with everyday activities. 15 Ways You're Damaging Your Eyesight and How to Avoid Them. Are Flash Lenses Just a Trend? Why Science Says You Must Spend Time Outdoors. Unlike during the 1970s and 1980s when kids spent over 2 hours playing outside each weekday and possibly more than 9 hours during the weekends, children nowadays only spend a little over an hour outside each weekday and less than 5 hours on weekends.

Why Science Says You Must Spend Time Outdoors

Staying Indoors vs. Outdoors: Which One is Better for Health? While staying indoors comes with a lot of benefits such as reduced expenses and saved time and energy, it also poses threats to one’s health. According to the World Health Organization’s latest reports, there are 4.3 million deaths that occur in a year globally due to exposure to indoor air pollution.

EPA’S Indoor Air Study added that concentrations of some pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations. Air conditioners, for instance, are hazardous. Sleepless in the UK: How Lack of Sleep Affects Our Vision. With more UK adults getting less sleep than in previous years according to a 2013 survey, it’s time to wake up to the fact that a lack of sleep poses a threat to health and vision. 5 hours of sleep per night is necessary for the eyes to properly replenish.

Sleepless in the UK: How Lack of Sleep Affects Our Vision

Otherwise, your eyes won’t work to their full potential and eye spasms may occur as a side effect. Extended hours of sleeplessness can lead to serious consequences such as popped blood vessels in the eye due to eye strain, pain due to dry eye, blurred vision, and eventually, vision loss. Learn what’s keeping UK adults awake at night and how it puts our vision at risk. Here’s an infographic that shows how lack of sleep affects our vision. Ray-Ban Spring/Summer Collection 2016. How Ray-Ban Became a Legend. Tips to Correct Poor Vision and Protect Your Eyesight [Infographic] 25 Celebrities Rocking Sunglasses on Instagram.

How To Avoid Digital Eye Strain. Back to School, Back to Vision Express! How to Measure Pupillary Distance. Wedding-Perfect Skin: 10 BRIDE Ideas To Prep Your Skin For The Big Day! Planning your skin as well as your wedding?

Wedding-Perfect Skin: 10 BRIDE Ideas To Prep Your Skin For The Big Day!

My, what a BRIDE idea! Fact: Many brides give themselves about a year to book venues, find the perfect dress and plan the reception. Fact: This year of planning will have its (warning: understatement alert) moments of stress. Fact: Stress is a reliable trigger of myriad skin problems, from rosacea and eczema flare-ups, to severe dryness and, you saw this coming, zits, zits and more zits. Fact: There may not be another day in your life when you feel this beautiful, and those photos are legacy. Why more brides don’t invest in their skin right at the beginning of their wedding planning is beyond us. Living proof of what a well-designed Skinvestment Plan can do: Marie generously gives us a peek into her own wedding, and shares the tips that worked for her, from skin to body and mind.

Which Eyewear Will Best Suit Your Face Shape and Personality? [Infographic] Sunglasses in Films. How to Care for Your Eyeglasses and Sunglasses. How to Spot Fake Ray-Ban Sunglasses. Anatomy of an Eyewear [Infographic] This Dad Uses Health & Fitness To Bond With Family. Your Skin Needs Sleep: 30-Day Healthy Skin Challenge. How To Ouchlessly Apply Boo-Boo Balm On A Very Painful Wound. By Laura My weakness isn’t seeing the blood and gore of injuries; it’s watching people in pain, particularly my young children.

How To Ouchlessly Apply Boo-Boo Balm On A Very Painful Wound

Boo-Boo Balm is ouchless as it is, but putting pressure on a throbbing wound can be agony. The Neo Natural. Natural needn’t mean tousled.

The Neo Natural

Fresh-faced makeup that’s polished enough for work? #candew! Scared To Try Something New? Start With…Lipstick! CC is part of the VMV family (our founding physician's younger daughter) who runs VMV Hypoallergenics in North America.

Scared To Try Something New? Start With…Lipstick!

I’ve been wanting to be better at trying new things. But being “better” is a really vague statement so I thought I needed something specific that I could do regularly, that pushed me a little each day. I wanted to start with something small and simple…but not too small. If I wanted to be pushed, I needed something with impact. Lipstick, surprisingly, fit the bill perfectly. First, I discovered that I liked several shades I never thought I could wear. Lip color-wise, prior to doing this, my favorite colors were from our Lip Glosses: Tango, Cherry Fizz and Cabaret. 1) Velvet Matte Lipstick in Bikini Machine. 3 Reasons Why A Facial Makes You A Better Person. Can Something So Delicious Be Good For You?

3 Reasons Why A Facial Makes You A Better Person

If you break down what really goes on during a facial, the answer is a resounding, YES! We normally think of spas as pure indulgence…which sounds wonderful but also like a waste of time. Relaxation is down time, but it is anything but a waste of time. Downtime is when the mind processes and cements learning, when “eureka” moments happen, and when both brain and body reboot. Your Makeup Brushes Could Be Causing Your Acne. 1.

Your Makeup Brushes Could Be Causing Your Acne

…that bristles can cause bothers & bumps? Reactions can happen when your skin comes into contact with something that irritates it, such as with common allergens like parabens, lavender, tea tree oil, lemon, etc. Sometimes, rough surfaces like certain towels or clothing can cause reactions. Prickly things like the ends of your hair and some brush bristles can irritate skin, causing rashes or, if the irritation is in the pore and becomes infected, acne. 2.

Make Up For Past Mistakes. Clockwise from top left: Lip Gloss in Tango; Skin Bloom Blush in Bellini; Velvet Matte Lipstick in Va-Va-Voom!

Make Up For Past Mistakes

; Two True Hues Eyeshadow in Rock Star. Forget the hot mess that hurt you. This gorgeous is actually good for you! Tying It “Oil” Together: Our clinically-published, coconut-derived monolaurin is in all VMV Hypoallergenics products. Our blush, eyeshadows and lipsticks have our organic virgin coconut oil, too. How To Look Good? BE Good. One of the biggest reasons our models are friends and fans...we know their goodness shines through! We all age. That’s just what living organisms do. 6 Steps To Survive Party Season Like an A-Lister. Step 5: Prep Your Party Arsenal. Stock up on emergency fixes and your "glow-to" beauty tools: a) Keep those eye bags deflated: Re-Everything Eye Serum. b) Despite our best efforts, an errant pimple or full-flush flare-up can happen.

Keep your "skin emergency" tools handy: Red Better Spot Corrector or Red Better Flare-Up Balm; c) Power camouflage: Skin-The-Bluff Concealer for dark circles and blemishes; d) The Big, Brave Boo-Boo Balm for everything from flyaway hair taming to ultra-dry lips, shoe blisters, and even highlighting! Sweet Potato & Coconut-Caramel Crisps. This sweet treat is packed with antioxidants, fiber and healthy oil! “Kamote-cue” is what we’d call this traditional tropical-provincial treat (variations of it, particularly with banana, abound in Southeast Asia).

My family has snacked on it for generations. The sweet potatoes are right at home any time of year, and the surprise of coconut warms up even the chilliest of days. Age LESS: Six Things To Do Now To Stay Younger, Longer. 2.0: Eat Good Things — because... Multi-Beneficial Foods Fuel Youth. Between brain-building protein, good microbes and healthy weight regulation, yogurt looks like a lifetime food standard — opt for unsweetened and full-fat as most flavored and low-fat options have hidden sugars and more stuff you don't want.

Add fresh fruits or coconut sugar if you can't do plain. Even more of a multi-tasking youth promoter (Lena Dunham famously called it the James Franco of oils): virgin coconut oil. How Sunscreen Can Help With Radiation, Rosacea, Makeup and More! Bright Lights, Big Problem: What Is Causing Your Hyperpigmentation? More “Ow” Than Glow? Skin Allergies Are More Common Than Ever. Skinsider Tips! Hair Tips: M.D. TIP FOR HAIR WITH TOO MANY PRODUCTS: "If you regularly use lots of gels, mousses or sprays, the hair can become difficult to clean well, and product residue can build up and cause skin problems. Prowl: Get This Look. Guess The Allergen…Can You Tell?

If you guessed the chemicals on the piece of paper on the left, you’d be wrong. Everything in the photo above is an allergen, including… The organic sprigs of lavender (top right),Mint (bottom right),Tree trunk (propolis — from beeswax — which can be present in the resin and the bark), andThe grass (because of common insecticide ingredients or, even if completely wild, because of the pollens that fall on it from surrounding plants and flowers). Pure Polish: Get This Look.

Is Natural Hypoallergenic? The Answer May Surprise You (But Shouldn’t) Underneath It All…Is Great Skin! Underneath it all… under the great fashion, the great makeup, the great selfie, is… Hemlines may rise and fall but “naked,” glowing skin is a staple. That’s the thing about beautiful, healthy skin: far more than the little black dress, it is 100% seasonless. We’d say it’s the new black…but great skin precedes — and supersedes — any cut, color or pattern.

The VMV Family Story. Our “skinception” My mother started VMV HYPOALLERGENICS®. VMV are her initials. My Dermatologist Has X-Ray Vision. Or, How My Skin Doctor Found My Thyroid Problem. My dermatologist isn’t Superwoman (although I think of her that way). No doctor can see through you, to your blood, thyroid, heart, or bones. Combining Actives: Customize Your Skincare Regimen Like A Pro. First, some basics. Combining different actives in one regimen can give you multiple benefits but you up the risk of irritation and you can definitely over-treat. If you’re going to combine, keep the following in mind: 4 Steps To “Adios, Acne!” Skin Is In For Him, Too. How To Shave Right. Fall “Skin” Love In 4 Steps. Phone, Keys, Wallet…Sunscreen! Don’t Leave Home Without It. Why You NEED To Wear Sunscreen On A Cloudy Day. Acne Around Your Mouth? Put A Ring On Your Sunscreen.

How can I make doing laundry a little more allergy free? Men’s Shaving Products For Your Legs? How About A Hypoallergenic Play Tent? 7 Steps To Sublime Summer Skin. 5 Skincare Cult Faves You Need at a Music Festival. Al-mond, Dieu! This Superfood Makes For Super SKIN, too. How To “Dew” Dry Skin Right. The “Wax” Of My Tears. CC Shares: What Is A Patch Test? Upgrade Your Firmware, Reinvent the “Peel” How I Turned the Lemons We Call ECZEMA into Lemonade. How To Apply Bronzer. Which Comes First, The Toner Or The Lotion? How To Apply Skincare In The Right Order. From Belly To Prom: Skincare For Kids. World Traveler Skincare: Top 9 Travel Skincare Tips. HYPOALLERGENIC: What is it Really? S.M.A.R.T Skin Goals.

Easy Come, Easy Glow: A Seasonal Guide to Skin & Beauty. 10-Minute Anywhere Workout. Heart-Thumping 10-Minute Workout. Don’t Let Skin Problems Get In The Way Of Working Out. HELP! I’m Burnt To A Crisp: 10 Things To Do After A Bad Sunburn. How To Safely Exfoliate Your Lips. Lip Service: 8 Ways To Pamper Your Pout. Great Makeup Starts With Great Skin. Is There Glamor In…Logistics? Instantly Expand Your Lip Wardrobe & Lift Your Mood with Colorblocking! Brushes 101. How To Clean Your Brushes (Hypoallergenically!) In 4 Steps.