Tips for Better Skin After Menopause

Due to your changing hormones, Menopause can greatly affect the health, condition and appearance of your skin. There are a few changes you'll notice, thinning skin, lack of elasticity and dryness. These changes can cause your skin to appear more wrinkled, cause more skin sagging and even cause eczema symptoms. There are a few tips for caring for your skin during this time of your life that you'll want to follow.

Use a Gentler Moisturizing Cleanser

To fight the dryness, find a creamy formula cleanser that's specifically for drier skin and ideally one that includes an added moisturizer. Foam and gel cleansers are more likely to cause dryness and you can always benefit from that added moisturizer.

Don't Skimp on the SPF

Your skin is thinner now and has less ability to fight the damaging rays of the sun on it's own. Make sure you get a broad-spectrum SPF of 30 or higher and get one specifically for your face that's separate from your body sunscreen. Sunscreen's made specifically for your face will be less creasy and very often contain their own moisturizer.

Boost Your Diet

Diet does affect the health of your skin. Add brightly colored fruits and vegetables as well as other antioxidant packed foods to strengthen the collagen in your skin.

Stressed Out Skin

Don't let your body, your mind or your skin stress out! Stress does do heavy damage to your skin, making it drier, more sensitive and even causing it to break out. Get enough rest and try relaxing activities like yoga, Pilates and medication or just curl up with a good book and a cat!

Get that Beauty Sleep         

They don't call it beauty sleep for nothing. Sleep really does recharge your body and your mind, including your skin. Getting enough sleep and rest during the night as well as the day will help level out your hormones and your metabolism and keep your skin as fresh as it can be. As well as beating back those dark under eye circles!


Money-Saving Tips for Purchasing Flower Girl Dresses

Money-Saving Tips for Purchasing Flower Girl Dresses

Your wedding day will possibly be one of the most expensive days of your life, and while it will be life-changing and fun, it’s understandable that you would want to save money wherever possible. One of the best ways to save money is to purchase your flower girl dresses with our money-saving tips in mind. We’ve put together a short list of great tips that any bride is sure to love when planning and organizing her wedding day, these tips could end up saving you hundreds of dollars!

Do Your Research

If you’re looking for good quality yet cheap flower girl dresses, then you should do your research before attempting to purchase the dresses you like. You may only go into one retailer, see the perfect dress and buy it straight away. However, it’s always best to look around as many retailers will have different prices and the dresses you love may be on sale somewhere you haven’t been. Doing your research is a key tool for saving the most money, and you will not regret one minute of it. Before you know it, you will have purchased the perfect set of flower girl dresses only your dreams have ever imagined!

Buy Dresses Online

While this tip may be obvious to some people, buying any dress online is a lot cheaper than from a store especially if you’re shopping in a unique boutique. Many brides get their flower girls trying on dresses instore to see how they fit then they will order them later online. This is very tactical and can save a lot of money. We would recommend doing this if you want to spend more money in other areas of your wedding rather than on the flower girl dresses.

Consider Buying Multiple Dresses from One Retailer

Surprisingly, if you’re buying more dresses from one retailer, they may give you a discount which would inevitably save money. Many places that sell flower girl dresses will also sell bridesmaid and bridal gowns so you should consider this if you want to save essential cash! Think of how else you could spend the money on your big day if you take these small measures when it comes to purchasing flower girl dresses.

DIY the Accented D├ęcor on the Dress

The more intricately designed a dress is, the more money you’re going to waste on buying it for a little girl to wear on your wedding day. However, if you’re money-saving skills allow you, you could potentially purchase a simple dress (for a much more affordable price) and add your own accent pieces onto it. You have to be super creative to DIY any dress, never mind a flower girl one. But if you’re up for a challenge, it can be rewarding!

Perhaps add some more delicate flowers or gems to the dress and allow the little girl to stand out from the crowd with a chic and unique dress. We would definitely recommend testing out designs and methods on a scrap piece of material before attempting to add to the dress so you can genuinely perfect the look.