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We all know that stress can take its toll on our skin, making it appear dull. At this hectic time of the year when we are running around trying to juggle work and getting ready for Christmas, I have come up with some tips to help you de stress and take care of your skin.

• Sleep: Make sure you still get enough sleep each night. Your skin does its repair and restorative work over night so enough sleep is key to keep your skin looking great.

 Exercise: It is very easy to stop exercising at this time of year but try to keep active. It doesn't have to be anything too intense just anything that gets the heart rate going like yoga. Try 30 minutes of exercise 3-4 times a week to get the endorphins flowing and release any frustration or stress that might be building up.

• Massage: Massage is incredibly relaxing. You can easily spend a few minutes a day giving yourself a massage or if you can manage to get someone to give you a massage then great. Massage moisturising oil into your skin is relaxing and keeps your skin soft and supple. Face massage is also great to stimulate your facial muscles and tone your skin. 

• Take time to relax: It is important to take some time to yourself each week to relax. Light some candles, have a bath, pop on a face mask and chill out, your skin will thank you.

 

Kim Zolciak's tiny waist due to tummy tuck plastic surgery, 50-lb weight loss

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Kim Zolciak, a mom of 6, flaunted her tiny waist after her 50-lb weight loss and tummy tuck plastic surgery.

Kim Zolciak, a mom of 6, flaunted her tiny waist after her 50-lb weight loss and tummy tuck plastic surgery.
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Kim Zolciak spotlighted her tiny waist and insisted her flat abs are natural and not due to corset waist training. The mom of six, who lost 50 pounds shortly after giving birth to twins last year, posted photos of her cinched-in waist on Instagram Nov. 25.

Zolciak, who's a rep for 310 Nutrition shakes, credited the meal replacement shakes for her recent weight loss. "@310nutrition does it again," Kim wrote on her Instagram caption. "310 cleanse is magic! It's the fastest way to drop a couple pounds. #aintnowaistcincherhere"

Other celebrities who do corset waist training include Brooke Burke Charvet and Kim Kardashian, who credited waist training and a low carb ketogenic-style Atkins diet for her 56-pound post-baby weight loss.

Zolciak recently revealed she got tummy tuck plastic surgery shortly after giving birth to twins, but insisted her 50-pound weight loss wasn't due to her tummy tuck.

"Just so you guys are aware of how fabulous I was before my tummy tuck! This picture on the left was taken a few months after I had the twins and before surgery!" Kim wrote on Facebook. "A plastic surgeon is NOT the cure-all! I had a hernia I needed repaired as well as my muscles, so don't get it twisted for you lazy *sses that sit on the couch."

Zolciak, 36, previously said good genes, a portion-controlled diet and cardio exercise helped her lose 50 pounds after she delivered twins Kaia and Kane in November 2013. As she did during her previous pregnancies, Kim shed most of her baby weight shortly after childbirth.

Zolciak is not a workout or health food fanatic, and said portion control is her weight loss secret. While low carb diets are all the rage among celebrities like Kendra Wilkinson (who lost 55 pounds in five months on a low carb ketogenic style Atkins diet), Kim does not follow a low carb diet, but relies on small portions.

Zolciak, who said she hates to work out, does an hour of cardio exercise daily with her NFL star husband, Kroy Biermann, a defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons. Kim said exercising with her husband provided a lot of motivation.

Zolciak, who starred on the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" from 2008 to 2012, now stars on her own reality TV show, "Don't Be Tardy," which recently aired its third season.

These famous faces look shockingly different thanks to plastic surgery

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Changing face: a host of A-listers don't look the same as their throw back photos

Renee Zellweger’s face may have dominated the showbiz headlines recently but she is not the first star to be caught up in the plastic surgery debate.

Even the younger generation of celebrities are unable to shake the surgery rumours with the likes of Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan frequently scrutinised for their ever-changing appearances.

Take a look at some of the more shocking transformations that we have spotted…

Fergie

Black Eye Peas singer Fergie has come under fire for her changing appearance with accusations of Botox, facial fillers and an eyebrow lift.

Heidi Montag

Reality TV star Heidi Montag made headlines in 2010 when she unveiled her new look. She famously admitted to having ten plastic surgery procedures in one day including a brow lift, nose job and chin reduction.

Jennifer Aniston

Whilst Jennifer has confessed to a nose job in her early 20s, the Horrible Bosses actress has not addressed questions about whether facial fillers are behind her more plumped look in recent years.

Katie Price

Though it was her extraordinarily large breast implants that got Katie Price noticed as glamour girl Jordan, it wasn’t long before the model started modifying her face too. A nose job, Botox, veneers and liposuction are all attributed to Katie’s changing appearance.

Kim Kardashian

Long before the Kardashian family ruled the world and Kim K was known simply as Paris Hilton’s best friend, this Armenian beauty looked noticeably different to now. Kim is believed to have had a nose job, fillers and Botox all before she turned 30.

Lauren Pope

TOWIE star and former glamour model Lauren Pope was once most famous for her changing breast size until 2011 when her and then boyfriend Kirk Norcross famously got ‘his and hers’ nose jobs. Since then, the reality TV star is also thought to have had extensive Botox and facial fillers to change her look.

Lil’ Kim

The changing face of Lil’ Kim has sent the U.S media into a frenzy. The Brooklyn-born rapper has apparently been altering her face for years with nose jobs, skin lightening and bone reconstruction all blamed for the drastic change.

Lindsay Lohan

Controversial actress Lindsay Lohan has been spotted out and about in London in recent months sporting a noticeably plumped face and pout. The Speed the Plow actress has been scrutinised for suspected lip and cheek fillers.

Megan Fox

Transformers actress Megan Fox is well-known for her sultry look but how much of it is actually natural? Plastic surgery procedures including a nose job, facial fillers and veneers are all suspected to have enhanced the starlet’s sexy look.

Meg Ryan

Back in 2013, Meg Ryan made headlines when she emerged remarkably plumped up and wrinkle-free at a film festival in Italy. The 51-year-old’s new appearance fuelled speculation that she had indulged in fillers and Botox for a noticeably tighter look.

Mickey Rourke

It would appear that in the celebrity world the lure of the surgeon’s knife also extends to the men. Mickey Rourke has had numerous botched plastic surgery procedures on his face in an attempt to rectify problems caused by his boxing years.

Sharon Osborne

Former X Factor judge, Mrs O, has always been open about her extensive cosmetic work saying that there is not much that she has not had tweaked, stretched, peeled, lasered, veneered, enhanced or removed altogether.

Shane Warne

Shane Warne has always denied going under the knife and instead attributes his drastic change of appearance to a 22 pound weight loss and teeth whitening.

Tulisa Contostavlos

Comeback queen Tulisa Contostavlos has been making many public appearances in recent months following a lengthy hiatus. But her return to the spotlight has been dampened by questions over her drastic new look. The singer has admitted to having Botox and facial fillers.

 

Bonang Matheba Slays her Previdar Mag Cover! Talks Plastic Surgery, Romance & Going International

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Bonang Matheba for Previdar Magazine - BellaNaija - November 2014006

All hail the ‘slayage’ that South African Radio & TV Personality Bonang Mathebabrings!

The diva, popularly called Queen B by adoring fans and followers, is the cover star for Previdar magazine’s #TheBrutalIssue and talks about her latest ventures (like being a business woman, fashion icon, Ambassador for Revlon & Ciroc, popular TV & Radio host, model & designer isn’t enough).

She also dishes on if she would ever have plastic surgery, her romantic side, her best moments from the 2014 European Music Awards, her style do’s and don’ts, if she plans on going international & more.

Read excerpts below;

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On plastic surgery

I believe that plastic surgery is done to enhance the appearance of an individual and I am extremely happy and content with my looks. At this stage in my life, there is absolutely nothing I want to change about myself. Unless I burn myself or something, maybe I can consider plastic surgery but right now I am set.

On going international

Going international has always been part of the plan. But there are still a lot of opportunities here in South Africa that need to be explored. As much as going international is a priority, I have two new shows launching in 2015, which are equally important. I am however currently putting together plans to get my global takeover in motion. Watch this space.

Hosting the SAMA’s red carpet in 2014 and the whole EMA Red Carpet experience can only yield positive results. Being part of the American Award Season is a dream, you never know what might happen. Becoming the First Brand Ambassador for Revlon outside of the US is a dream come true for me. Being on Top Billing and hosting my very own show on Metro FM were once dreams too. So you never know, all I can say at this stage is stay tuned.

On if she’s romantic

I would like to believe so. I have always been a nurturing person. From a young age, I always wanted to be a pre-school teacher, taking care of people, making sure those around me feel loved and taken care of at all times.

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Her favourite moments from the 2014 EMAs

Just being in Scotland was a special time for me. From the time I landed, attending the pre-party hosted by MTV, where I got to meet the likes of Sway, whom I grew up watching on MTV. My best moment was definitely being on the red carpet where I interviewed stars from David Hasselhoff, Emeli Sandé and Sharon Osbourne. The fact that I was placed next to E! Entertaintment just added to the moment. The whole experience was simply amazing.

On if there are jobs she will never do

Yes, there are some jobs and brands I do not engage with. Particularly because they do not compliment my brand and personality. I have really worked hard to build myself and my name as a brand. With that said, you always want to bring an authentic connection in whatever you do. Everything has to be sincere and people have to feel that.

Her style do’s and don’ts

My number 1 rule in Fashion is “There Are No Rules”. With all my looks, I always make sure comfort is key, and that I wear my clothes and not the other way round.

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Botox help stroke patients regain movement

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Botox could help stroke patients regain a range of movement.

Botox could help stroke patients regain a range of movement.

BOTOX injections and intensive home therapy are being trialled to overcome the characteristic paralysed arm and clenched fist that half of stroke patients are left with, letting them hug, drive and eat with cutlery again.

Melbourne researchers say it is widely believed that unless movement is regained after the first few months after a stroke it will never return, but pilot studies have shown that three months of intensive rehabilitation after Botox, patients could regain a range of movement.

About 50,000 Australians have a stroke each year, leaving half of victims with movement difficulties.

Latrobe University associate professor Natasha Lannin, head of occupational therapy research at Alfred Health, said stroke patients left with non-functional limbs were typically given three doses of Botox and limited physiotherapy before being given a brochure of exercises to complete at home.

Botox works by temporarily reducing the activity of overactive muscles, so they could be strengthened and retrained.

Associate Prof Lannin said their pilot data showed that significant movement gains were made after therapy.

“At the end of the three months, when the botulin toxins start to wear off, we’ve built up those muscles and the patient has learnt to use them again, potentially for the first time since the stroke,” Associate Prof Lannin said.

As part of a $1 million grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council, Associate Prof Lannin’s group will recruit 180 patients, with half receiving just Botox and the other group receiving both Botox and an intensive daily three-month therapy program.

Patients who received this training in the pilot study all made some positive changes to the movement of their arms.

“What we’re aiming for with this intensive therapy is the opportunity to get movement and for our patients to be able to give hugs again, use cutlery and pick up cups,” Associate Prof Lannin said.

 

Barry Manilow: 'Plastic surgery? This is me at 70"

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Singer Barry Manilow denies having cosmetic surgery, saying: "I don't know what the hell they're talking about."

Barry Manilow performs, no doubt to the sound of frenzied ladyscreaming.
Barry Manilow performs, no doubt to the sound of frenzied ladyscreaming. Photo: ITV

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6:44AM GMT 28 Nov 2014

Barry Manilow has laughed off suggestions he has had plastic surgery, saying: "This is me at 70."

The entertainer said it was "infuriating" to read speculation that his youthful looks are not entirely natural.

"That's the way I'm ageing," he said during an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show.

"Really, this is what I look like. I don't know what the hell they're talking about."

Asked if it gets tiresome hearing people ask if he has undergone cosmetic surgery, Manilow replied: "It does. This is me at 70. It is. I swear."

Manilow, who actually turned 71 in June, raised a laugh by saying: "Jonathan, look at me - don't I look my age?"

However, he did admit he has been forced to give up dancing on stage. "My hips are not what they used to be," he said.

In the show, to be broadcast on ITV on Saturday night, Manilow was joined on the sofa by James McAvoy.

The actor, star of the X-Men films and Atonement, revealed he was a lifelong fan of the singer and used to perform Copacabana as a child.

"It was really one of the first times I ever got on stage and gave it some welly as a performer, and it was because when I was a wee boy it was my favourite song and you were one of my favourite singers," he confided. "I owe you five per cent of everything I've ever earned!"

The climax of the show saw Manilow and McAvoy performing a duet of the song, with fellow guests Sarah Millican and Phillip Schofield providing the backing.

 

 

 

FDA Approves Allergan’s New-Sized Breast Implants

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Natrelle 410 Highly Cohesive

The FDA has approved Allergan Inc.’s request to market 2 new styles of its silicone breast implants for use in breast reconstruction, augmentation, and revision surgery. Now, patients will have more options for customizing Natrelle 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone-Filled Breast Implants to match their body type, and the new X and L styles will also provide extra full projection, according to an Allergan press release. The implants are made of a highly cohesive silicone gel, and they aim to achieve 2 goals: holding their shape over time and remaining soft to the touch. Prior to its approval of the new sizes, the FDA studied nearly 1000 women who used the previously approved range of Natrelle 410 breast implants, which are the most selected and extensively studied shaped gel implants, according to the release. "Breast augmentation, revision, and reconstruction patients have varying needs when it comes to implants. Having additional implant options, such as the Natrelle 410 X and L styles, available to me and my patients enables me to provide the aesthetic outcomes they desire," said Patrick Maxwell, MD, a board certified plastic surgeon and founder of Maxwell Aesthetics in Nashville. "Based on my experience with the implants and a decade of safety data available, I feel confident recommending Natrelle 410 breast implants to my patients." - See more at: http://www.pharmacytimes.com/product-news/FDA-Approves-Allergans-New-Siz...

From cooking to skincare, coconut oil is the new craze

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Coconut oil is popping up everywhere these days. From cooking to skincare, the tropical oil is in the spotlight as the new ‘it’ food.

Coconut oil is a staple in nutrition consultant Wendy McCallum’s kitchen.

“Coconut oil, for me, is really my go-to, high-temperature cooking fat,” says McCallum.    

Canada AM: The benefits of coconut oil

She says it is easy to incorporate into your diet. It can be melted and substituted for other oils, butter, or lard in baking.

“Because it has a naturally sweet flavour, it’s actually pretty fantastic in most cakes, and cookies, and muffins.”

Certain fats, such as olive oil, break down at higher temperatures. Coconut oil has a higher smoke point and retains its properties, making it a good choice for high-heat cooking.

“You can use it in its solid form, just put it in a pan and let it melt and use it as a fat to stir-fry, or sear meat or veg,” says McCallum.

Studies have looked into the effects of coconut oil in relation to metabolism, weight loss, heart disease, and even Alzheimer’s.

Dietitian Angela Dufour says there is some supporting evidence to suggest particular health benefits.

“It may potentially have some anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties,” says Dufour. 

Coconut oil is mainly made up of medium-chain fatty acids, which are broken down differently in the body than other fats.

“What that means is, can we actually metabolize it faster than maybe carbohydrates, or other longer chain fatty acids, and maybe potentially use it as an energy source,” says Dufour.

While many athletes use coconut oil as a source of energy, Dufour says more research is needed to support a direct connection.

Some studies in the obese population have suggested a low-calorie diet, combined with two tablespoons of coconut oil a day can help reduce waist circumference, but again, Dufour says the evidence is not solid.

“We have to be careful about using the research and reading between the lines.”

When it comes to nutrition, one main component sets coconut oil apart from the others.

“Calorie for calorie, you’re going to get the same amount of calories, the same amount of fat, it’s the type of fat that differs in the oils,” says Dufour.

Coconut oil is one of the only oils that is mainly comprised, over 90 per cent, of saturated fat - a number to keep in mind when adding it to your diet.

“If you want to start using it as part of your two, to three overall servings of added fats a day, great, but the bottom line is don’t make it all of your added fat choices, probably one or the other,” says Dufour.

“Just keeping that in moderation, using it in small amounts, is always the best approach,” says McCallum.

Like olive oil, coconut oil comes in virgin and non-virgin varieties.





Read more: http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/from-cooking-to-skincare-coconut-oil-is-the-new-craze-1.2122743#ixzz3KNqL42QY

For Tori Spelling it is either plastic surgery or divorce

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Tori Spelling Plastic Surgery

Tori Spelling is NOT getting plastic surgery to “save her marriage,” despite a ridiculous new rumor making the rounds. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust the story, which started in In Touch, which has had a truly miserable year “reporting” about the reality TV star. In recent months, the magazine has falsely claimed Spelling was going to rehab, wrongly alleged she was going to confront Dean McDermott’s mistress on a new reality show, and fabricated a supposed Spelling feud with Jennie Garth.

This latest report is more of the same nonsense. According to In Touch, Spelling is “so desperate” to hold on to McDermott, she’s “ready to go under the knife.” The magazine’s source claims, “She’s insecure about her face,” adding that Spelling allegedly keeps comparing herself to McDermott’s ex-wife, Mary Jo Eustace.

“Tori complained to Dean that she looks old next to Mary Jo. Dean’s encouraging her to get surgery. He loves the plastic Barbie look,” explains the In Touch source. None of this is true. Basically, Eustace recently appeared on the couple’s show “True Tori,” and In Touch decided to turn it into something mean-spirited and sensational. Again. A source close to Spelling exclusively tellsGossip Cop the plastic surgery speculation is “false.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autologous rib cartilage use in rhinoplasty associated with low rates of overall long-term complications

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Using a patient's own rib cartilage (autologous) for rhinoplasty appears to be associated with low rates of overall long-term complications and problems at the rib site where the cartilage is removed, according to a report published online by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

Autologous rib cartilage is the preferred source of graft material for rhinoplasty because of its strength and ample volume. However, using rib cartilage for dorsal augmentation to build up the bridge of the nose has been criticized for its tendency to warp and issues at the cartilage donor site, such as pneumothorax (a collapsed lung) and postoperative scarring.

Jee Hye Wee, M.D., of the National Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea, and co-authors reviewed the available medical literature to evaluate complications associated with autologous rib cartilage and rhinoplasty.

Authors identified 10 studies involving 491 patients with an average follow-up across all studies of 33.3 moths. Results indicate that combined complication rates from the studies were 3.08 percent for warping, 0.22 percent for resorption, 0.56 percent for infection, 0.39 percent for displacement, 5.45 percent for hypertrophic chest scarring (keloids), 0 percent for pneumothorax and 14.07 percent for revision surgery.

"The overall long-term complications associated with autologous rib cartilage use in rhinoplasty were low. Because warping and hypertrophic chest scarring had relatively high rates, surgeons should pay more attention to reduce these complications. ... Future analysis should include studies with larger pools of patients, clearer definitions of complications and longer-term follow-up to obtain more reliable results," the study concludes.

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