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Why Need to Use Toner?

Actually, toners were formulated as an additional cleansing step to remove dirt as well as impurities from makeup and environmental pollution. The cleansers have always come a long way, so it is the best and simplest way to make sure your tone is rusty clean. Based on your certain needs, you can select the one depends upon your skin.

Why Need to Use Toner?

What is toner?

For beginners, the major goal of toners is preparing your face to greatly absorb in your routine by just sloughing as well as hydrating off dead skin cells, which stand in a way. They can also even reduce the look of pores, irritated skin, calm sensitive and also include a main boost of moisture as well as gentility of rich ingredients such as essential oils and hyaluronic acid.

Usually, many of the western toners consist of drying ingredients such as alcohol that are only meant to get free from oil, dirt and makeup from your skin post cleanse. The Korean toners are multi-tasking skin saviours, which deserve their place in a sun along with moisturizers and serums as well. Utterly, if you have been bouncing toner in the past years, now you are in a main treat. You will also use these Korean toners by just applying tiny drops with a cotton pad or your palms.

It will be helpful for clear your face of excess oils and serums as well as support your skin to retain a healthy pH balance. Moreover, they are excellent in impartial beauty parts, which you might come to enthusiast as much as your favourite moisturizer. With this toner, you can keep your skin clear and clean as well; because it consists of fermented yeast component that supports to improve your skin tone, exfoliate and make your face pretty good.

Is toner necessary?

Of course, a toner is necessary for good skin. The common fallacies on toners lead several people to think that they are restored off without one, but a toner is a most important portion of your routine at home schema for having a healthy skin. However, the main purpose of using best Korean toners for oily skin is rebalancing the pH level of your skin. If you skip the cleanser, you want to wash your face with water and also disrupt the natural pH balance.

You can also toner to take the levels back to normal, so the skin operates a way it can. Along with balancing the natural pH levels, this toner can greatly supports to rebalance as well as replenish the safeguarding surface barrier of your skin. Beyond balancing the pH levels, the toners have several benefits based on the one you select that they include:

  • Keep the skin hydrated
  • Soothe the irritated skin
  • Avoid the premature aging
  • Safeguards your skin from exterior nuisances
  • Free from skin of extra oil and impurities
  • Supports your skin healthier absorb moisturizers and serums
  • Drench the skin with issue solving ingredients

However, the key to achieving the complete advantages of toners have to provide is to discover the best one for your skin type. In fact, a toner is essential to use that not only to rebalance the pH of skin, but also make sure to obtain the absorption of your sunscreens and moisturizers.

What time should use toner?

Today, most of us are likely to be familiar with the ideal skincare routine for all kinds of skin forms that include a toning, cleansing and moisturizing routine. Many of us utilize the Korean toners as well as moisturizer and cleanser on a regular basis, so it is quite common to use a toning routine.

This is because; there are lots of ambiguity around what perfectly a tone is supposed to perform for skin and what is the right procedure as well as right time to use the toner. If you want to know the fundamentals of using a toner, it is much essential to integrate this product into skincare routine and also what is the best way to perform so.

Normally, you can utilize a toner at any time of the day like morning, evening or night. One of the most essential things to keep in your mind is to always use a toner right, after you have cleansed your face. Also, it is equally essential to complete your skincare routine right after you have applied your toner. You just follow up a toner with a moisturizer, a face oil and also serum.

There are so many advantages of using a toners for oily skin, so it is much essential that not to ruin it. If your skin toner is a hydrating mist such as rose water, you can simply use it three to four times per day. If it is a blemish control or anti-shine toner, using one or two times per day is a best one.

More importantly, there are three ways to use a toner. Based on the formula as well as a purpose of toner, you can either utilize it on round cotton and then sweep it all over your cleansed skin or simply apply it to your face by using your finger tips or spray it onto your skin straightforwardly.

There are several excellent skin benefits of using a toner that include:

  • It tightens and reduces the pores
  • It heals and avoids spots and acne
  • It restores the pH balance of skin
  • It evens out the texture and skin tone
  • It leaves the skin feeling clean, soft and smooth
  • It lets moisturizer to penetrate the skin healthier
  • It gets free of all extra grime, oil, dirt and production on your skin

Conclusion

Hence, the benefits of specific Korean toners are vast, so it is necessary to find the best one for your skin concerns or type. Through online you can find plenty of products and choose the one based on the experts suggestions.

Colin Farrell Loses His Lucky Belt

Colin Farrell is reportedly offering a generous reward for the return of his lucky belt.

The Fright Night star was given the leather belt by his dad, former footballer Eamonn Farrell and is thought to have paid almost £3,000 having it repaired over the years.

Colin has lost the belt and according to The Sun is so keen to get it back he is considering making a wanted poster for it and offering a £16,000 reward for its safe return.

The 35-year-old actor has had extra holes punched in the belt and leather added to it as he has lost and gained weight over the years.

The In Bruges star is very proud of his dad, revealing in an interview in 2003, “I wish I’d have a f****** penny for every time I said to someone in a bar, ‘My dad is Eamonn Farrell and he used to play for Shamrock Rovers.’ ”

He added: “I have a big scrapbook of newspaper clippings and his jersey with three shamrocks on the back in mothballs.”

Colin is also very superstitious, admitting in 2004 that he wears the same boxer shorts – a present from his brother – whenever he starts work on a film.

He revealed they are “covered with shamrocks, and the waistband says, ‘The luck of the Irish’.”

–Reblogged from Press Assocation

The Luckiest Snickers Bar In The World

HOW A $0.95 SNICKERS BAR WON THESE 7 PEOPLE $319 MILLION by Douglas Montero and Bob Fredericks, NYPOST.

Chocolate never tasted this rich.

A state information-technology worker’s fateful craving for a 95-cent Snickers bar put him in the right place at the right time to score a Mega Millions ticket worth a sweet $319 million.

“I like the Snickers Dark and I say, ‘I gotta have one of those,’ ” a jubilant Mike Barth, 63, said yesterday, explaining how he scored the winning ducat at Coulson’s News Center last Friday for himself and six co-workers.

“I pull myself out of the line to get the candy bar, and this guy jumps in front of me,” he said. “I’m like, ‘I should say something,’ but I behaved myself.”

Letting the jerk slide was a good bet for Barth.

“I bought the next ticket — the winning ticket!” he said.

Barth’s winning Quick Pick ticket beat the Mega Millions lottery’s 1-in-176 million odds, making him and his colleagues, who slave away maintaining the computer systems for the state housing agency, rich enough to help bail out Albany.

The geek squad from the Homes and Community Renewal agency — an umbrella group of state housing bureaus — made their first public appearance yesterday as newly-minted multimillionaires at State Lottery headquarters in Schenectady.

As for five co-workers who normally participate in the office pool but decided to take a pass this time around, one winner said the losers had no one to blame but themselves.

“We asked everybody on the floor. Some of us got in, and some of us didn’t,” said Gabrielle Mahar, 29. “You’ve got to play to win!”

While no decisions have been made, several winners suggested they might take mercy on their out-of-luck pals and share some of the wealth.

“It’s going to be up to the individual,” said Leon Peck, 62.

The newly dubbed “Albany Seven” winners also include Tracy Sussman, 41; John Hilton, 57; John Kutey, 54; and Kristin Baldwin, 42.

The work pals typically kicked in $2 apiece whenever the Mega Millions jackpot topped $100 million — four times last year and twice so far this year.

They’ve chosen the lump-sum option, which will pay them $19.1 million each after taxes.

Mahar said she was at home watching the 11 o’clock news with her boyfriend last Friday night when the winning numbers flashed across the screen.

She thought the drawing was Thursday, so she’d already tossed her photocopy of the tickets into the recycling bin and had to dig it out.

“I checked it, I rechecked it, and I rechecked it, and I couldn’t believe it was real,” she said.

Mahar called her mother but didn’t want to wake Baldwin, her supervisor.

“You have to call her, Gabrielle, it’s the Mega Millions!” her mother told her.

They started spreading the news first thing Saturday.

Peck, known as the office prankster, thought his co-workers were turning the tables when he started getting one call after another.

“But I didn’t think anyone would be calling that early on a Saturday to play a joke,” he said.

The winners decided that Hilton — who lived closest to work — had to go get the ticket, which they’d stashed in a desk drawer.

Taking one of his grown sons along, he drove to the Hampton Building on State Street.

Back home, Hilton asked himself, “What am I going to do with it now? I’m frantic now.”

He took the ticket and placed it inside a Ziploc bag, then buried it in a 5-pound pail of birdseed, which he hid in his basement. “I didn’t know what else to do,” he said.

The group agreed to meet at Baldwin’s home Sunday and devise a plan. They dropped out of sight until yesterday to huddle with legal and financial wizards.

The winners said they’ve given little thought to how they’ll use their fortunes, except for a few immediate necessities and indulgences.

Mahar wants a dishwasher, Sussman needs to replace a stove that gave out a few weeks back, and Barth could use a set of tires — and pay his son’s college tuition.

Others are dreaming of travel.

Kutey, who flies a Disney flag at his home, said he and his wife plan to visit Disney parks all over the world.

“We haven’t been to Disney since last August,” he said. “I’m sure she’s going to want to go. We’re like two big kids.”

Mahar said she wants to travel extensively, and help people less fortunate than her.

Hilton said he’s not sure where he’s going — but knows he’ll be flying first class.

Peck, meanwhile, has his priorities straight — taking care of his mother first with a new car.

Barth credited the “fickle finger of fate.” Lottery officials agreed, saying there’s no guarantee Barth would have gotten the winning numbers had the other guy not cut in on line.

“Random luck is all about being in the right place at the right time,” said lottery spokeswoman Carolyn Hapeman.

And Barth had a final word for the line-cutter: “Ha, ha, ha, you never know.”

What Bill Gates has to say about Luck

Even the richest man on the planet acknowledges that luck plays a crucial role in his life. During a recent town hall interview at Columbia University Business School hosted by CNBC, Bill Gates was asked by a student to reflect on what role “pure luck” played in his success. Gates responded:

“I was lucky in many ways: I was lucky to be born with certain skills. I was lucky to have parents that created an environment where they shared what they were working on and let me to buy as many books as I wanted to, and I was lucky with timing. The invention of the microprocessor was something profound, and it turned out that only if you were young and you were looking at that could you appreciate what that meant. And I was obsessed with writing software, and it turned out that was the key missing thing that allowed the microprocessor to have this incredible impact. So in timing, in skill set, in some of the people I was lucky enough to meet…it’s unusual to have so much luck in one life, but it’s been a major factor in what I’ve been able to do.”

–Kevin

The Luckiest Tourists in New York?

The mid-air collision between a helicopter and a private plane over the Hudson River last week was a horrific tragedy, but if there’s a tiny silver lining in all of this, it’s that by sheer luck two other deaths were avoided. Paola Casali, a tourist from Rome, and her 13-year-old son were also supposed to be on the doomed helicopter tour, but arrived just minutes after the helicopter took off. They were not late, as they had been told to arrive between noon and 1pm, but somehow the flight had already departed. As they waited for the next helicopter, news broke of the accident.

Casali told the New York Times that “she felt that it was fate or some kind of divine intervention” that prevented them from being on the ill-fated flight. ”I feel so confused, but but I feel the we are so lucky,” she said.

To read the full story, click HERE. And if you have any stories involving a lucky experience that possibly saved your life, please submit them to The Luck Guide.

–Kevin

(Photo by Rahav Segev for The New York Times)

Is this the Luckiest Casino in the World?

In the Asian gambling mecca of Macau, the Wynn Resort’s lucky streak has been going on for so long that it’s left many gaming industry watchers baffled. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch website, the Wynn Macau has been defying the odds in high-roller baccarat.  The resort’s baccarat winning percentage, otherwise known as the “hold rate,” has been abnormally high for nine straight quarters. So high, in fact, that Credit Suisse has labeled it a “supernormal win percentage.”

None of this, however, means that gamblers playing at the Wynn are getting any luckier. Rather, it’s the casino that’s making out like a bandit. Its 3.6% hold rate on VIP baccarat translates to an additional $80.25 million in gross revenues during the quarter. For all the details, click HERE. But be warned: even if you play baccarat better than Agent 007, you may need an MBA to fully understand the financial minutiae of this article.

–Kevin

Luck Milanese Style

Luck Milanese Style

Out Magazine recently traveled to Milan with up-and-coming male model Travis Hanson to chronicle his adventures during Milan fashion week. Although Travis has appeared in numerous international fashion magazines, he didn’t get booked for any shows in Milan this time around. However, this gave him an opportunity to explore the city and discover one of its luckiest spots — an ornate mosaic of a bull in the middle of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of Milan’s most picturesque tourist spots.

Luck Milanese Style

According to local custom, you’re supposed to put your heel on the bull’s testicles and spin around three times for good luck. This custom has become so popular with locals and tourists alike that over the decades, a hole has formed over the spot.

Luck Milanese Style

Part of the fun is watching the Milanese do it so elegantly–simply twirling their foot on the spot and continuing nonchalantly on their way as if nothing ever happened. Check out the video of Travis’ Milan exploits and lucky spin HERE. Hopefully he will remember to do it on his next trip before trying out for the shows.

–Kevin

(Photos top to bottom by Daniel D’Ottavio, Mike Bond, and Flamegirl.)

The Lucky Scent of Spring

The Lucky Scent of Spring

Just in time for spring, we’ve discovered a unique new fragrance from Fragonard Parfumeur, an esteemed perfume company that has been producing scents from its factory in Grasse since 1782.  Their   “Porte-bonheur” scents are a charming box set of 6 solid perfumes that come packaged as individual “lucky charms,” and each box is illustrated with a different charm.  There’s the four-leaf clover, the horseshoe, the ladybug, the elephant, the lily of the valley, and the heart.  We can’t quite figure out what exactly the heart symbol has to do with good luck, but we’re hopeful that if you rub a little bit of this scent on yourself, you might get lucky in love.  To visit their website and order this lucky scent, click HERE.

–Kevin

Luck of the Irish?

Luck of the Irish?

It’s Saint Patrick’s Day, and in the pubs of Ireland (and in pubs all over the world, for that matter), people of Irish ancestry will no doubt be celebrating this occasion with full force. There will be parades, people proudly wearing their lucky green outfits, handing out shamrocks, and much toasting to the “luck of the Irish.”  But wait a minute–have we ever stopped to really consider this popular phrase? Are the Irish really that lucky? Luckier than the rest of us?

As it turns out, the phrase had its origins as an ethnic slur. It was a sarcastic quip, basically implying that the Irish had no luck at all, or that any Irish man or woman who did well had to be lucky rather than smart, hardworking, or talented. In an article by Tara Dooley from the Houston Chronicle, the Irish-American historian Edward T. O’Donnell says, “It is a phrase of derision, a put-down phrase. More than 900 years of domination, oppression, starvation?  I’m kind of hard pressed to understand where it comes from.”  (Read the full story, with more dissections of the phrase HERE.)

Nevertheless, it’s interesting to note that what apparently began as a negative remark has been transformed on this side of the Atlantic into something much more positive. Here, Irish immigrants prospered, and for most Irish-Americans who are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day today, the world is a luckier place than it was for their ancestors. As another Irish saying goes, “If you are lucky enough to be Irish, you are lucky enough.”

–Kevin

(Photo of Carmen and Liam Gray, two lucky kids indeed, by Michael Gray.)

A-List Luck?

A-List Luck?

What do Saks Fifth Avenue president Ron Frasch, ABC News Reporter Gigi Stone, and artist Hunt Slonem have in common? According to New York magazine, they are among a surprising number of “high-powered New Yorkers” who have participated in circulating an e-mail chain letter titled “Chinese Proverb,” which promises good luck to all those who pass it on.  The chain letter has apparently been a hit especially amongst the fashion and media elite, where it seems like even within this jaded crowd, no one is taking their chances when it comes to luck.  CNN reporter Alina Cho (pictured above) admitted, “I forwarded it to twenty of my nearest and dearest. In this economy, we need all the luck we can get.”

To read the full article, click HERE.

–Kevin  

(Photo by Liz O. Baylen for The New York Times)