Every skin, at every age can look
a lot cleaner and fresher with the right foundation. Since we all spend most of
our time at the office and not on the couch we should try and make the best of
our beautiful faces!
Let us have a quick look at facial skin care!
Skin care is essential! Thanks to science there are a great many skin care products out there that work well. No matter if you want to apply foundation or not, everyone should clean their face well in the morning and at night. Cleansing is the basis for a healthy looking skin. Besides the normal face wash, a mechanical, light enzyme peeling, or one on acidic base once a week should be used to rinse those pores well. Depending on how "thick" your skin is you will know how many times you can peel!
Moisturizing facial skin is very important. Many small wrinkles we see around our eyes, or lip area are actually only apparent, due to a lack of enough moisture. Therefore a day cream, that spends moisture and has a low UVA/UVB protection is great. Try picking a cream without mineral oil (petroleum jelly, or petrolatum liquidum) as that ingredient will dry out your skin in the long run, adding more wrinkles to your face. If you choose a very high UVA/UVB protection you also inhibit the production of Vitamin D! Once your skin is well prepared we can take a look at how to pick and apply the right foundation!
When deciding on the foundation
it does not matter what you are going to wear to the office. From business suit, to shift dress, to pencil skirt suit,
the right complexion is merely the basis of any flawless look. Choosing the
right daytime foundation is important, as you will be wearing it in full
daylight, make sure the colour is a perfect match. There is nothing worse than
the wrong colour foundation.
Steps to flawless skin
Clean your hands and your face.
Apply moisturizer and/or a make up foundation
primer. Only then the make up can be applied evenly and smooth. Dry skin will
soak up the make up and look flaky.
3) Tip: When you are not sure how to find the
right foundation colour for you, you can try the foundation on your chin. If
there is no colour difference along your neckline you are safe!
Apply the foundation. The best way is to put a little foundation on the back of
your left hand (if you are right handed) and spread it out a little. Like that
you ensure not using too much at once. You can use a sponge or a foundation
brush. The benefit of the brush is that it lasts much longer, and it doesn’t
soak in the foundation like a sponge, therefore it is more economical. Also a
brush you can simply rinse out once a week, whereas sponges always have to be
displaced, as they start crumbling after a few rinses.
5) Tip: If you have a few wrinkles you want to
use a foundation that provides even more moisture.
Use a transparent fixing powder for a matte
finish, and long last.
Apply blusher to your cheeks. You best do this
using a blusher brush starting at your cheekbone, moving the brush up along
your cheekbone. When you are using a blusher colour for the first time it is
best to shake it out of the brush first and then apply it to your cheeks. Like
that you see how intense the pigmentation of it is. If you want more colour,
you can always reapply.
Here are a few celebrity nude Looks that
show how much foundation can increase a healthy vibrant skin.
With the flawless skin look you can wear anything you want really. We suggest a few colourful outfits to match the sunny season:
There will be many aspects to consider
if you are doing business internationally. Firstly if you’re travelling
overseas on business regularly, you’ll have to get used to adjusting your body
clock constantly and in certain countries, the likes of Spain being the most
obvious example, you’ll soon become familiar with the concept of ‘siesta’ when
many businesses shut down between around 1pm and 4pm in the afternoon and
public holidays will be different to those which we have in the UK too.
However, there will be many more complex issues to have to take into account
which will be predominantly connected to local culture, customs, traditions and
The best way to conduct business in
any part of the world is to find out about the place you’re travelling to
before you go. In addition to doing your research about the company you’re
visiting, you should take some time to get to know a bit more about the
cultural, economic and political background of the place you’re visiting. In
having more of an understanding about these areas, you’re less likely to commit
any faux pas when you’re there. Chances are that you may have colleagues who
have been there before you so if you can, ask them about things such as how to
greet people, how to behave accordingly, how to dress and, perhaps most
importantly, try to find out about things that might offend local people that
you might not have been aware of. Here are some of the main considerations you
should be thinking about.
No foreign businessperson is going
to expect you to learn their language overnight but it’s useful to get yourself
a basic phrase book so that you’re able to show courtesy to your host. Even
just learning how to say the likes of ‘please’ ‘thank you’, hello’, ‘goodbye’
and a few other simple phrases will always go a long way in determining a
person’s perspective of you. Also, be aware of your own use of English. Speak
more slowly than normal if your host hasn’t got a great grasp of English and
don’t use slang expressions or industry/business acronyms or jargon which they
might not understand. Don’t be too ambitious in trying to say too much in their
language either. Literal translations can often come out very differently
unless you know what you’re talking about and you could be entirely interpreted
in a totally different way than how you intended so keep it simple.
You’ll want to establish trust with
your host so act businesslike. Make sure you turn up for any scheduled meetings
on time (in fact, better to get there a little early) and be dressed
appropriately and make sure that you know the exact location of the meeting and
that this has been verified by your host. It may well turn out that they might
have a casual approach to timekeeping and turn up late, but better not to take
any chances yourself. Also, find out any local customs with regard to how they
conduct business lunches in case you’re invited to one.
You’ll obviously want to make a good
impression on your host but it’s important not to become too familiar too soon
as what you may perceive as acceptable behaviour may be viewed very differently
by your host. For example, American businessmen can show a tendency to be eager
to touch people, the old pat on the back or hand on the shoulder type thing and
to call people by their first names. However, doing that in somewhere like Asia
could make your host feel very uncomfortable indeed so be very careful how you
relate to people as many cultures adopt very formal attitudes towards meals,
conversation and meetings.
Make sure you understand the basic
aspects of the culture of the country you are visiting. You should get
familiarised with the different attitudes that might be held in relation to
gender, education and religion, in particular.
It can be totally different doing
business with people from overseas from doing business with people from your
own country so no matter how good you are at your job and how well you relate
to people here, don’t leave anything to chance and find out more about a
country and its culture and background before you head out there if you want to
ensure that you leave only good impressions behind.
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How to Make a Good First Impression
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No matter how much we might think that
we are non-judgemental every one of us is ‘guilty’ of making first impressions
about people, whether that is in business or in other aspects of our everyday
lives and, never more so than in a work environment is this so true. It’s
estimated that it can take as little as 3 seconds for us to make an initial
first impression about somebody we meet for the very first time and this is
whether we do that consciously or sub-consciously. Granted, we’ll have all been
in social situations where we can laugh and joke to our friends about our first
thoughts about them when we first clapped eyes on them and many of us will be
able to relate to the fact that, in many instances, it’s only once we’ve
allowed ourselves to get to know a person better that we’re more able to gain a
more accurate opinion about them. The difference in the workplace, however, is
that whilst we’ll still naturally make a first impression about someone, we may
never be in a position to meet with them again. Therefore, first impressions
can prove to be everlasting and can make or break a business relationship which
can result in the gaining or losing of thousands of pounds worth of business in
Before You’ve Even Met
In business, what’s even more
challenging is that people will often make a first impression about you even
BEFORE you’ve actually met. It’s all based on the subject of perceived status
and business hierarchy. Most business people will often know the job title as
well as the name of the person they’re going to be meeting, before they’ve even
met. As a result, they will likely form an initial impression of a person,
simply based around their ‘status’ within a company. For example, if the person
you’re meeting is in a higher ranked position to yourself, you’re already
likely to be thinking that this is a person worth getting to know as they could
be a valuable contact. If they hold the same or similar status to yourself,
then you’ll think them worthy of your time. However, if their status is below
that of yours, then you’re far more likely to keep them somewhat at a distance
or, at best, tolerated. Obviously, this is taking this to the extreme but,
nevertheless, it does occur and does demonstrate just how important first
So…How Do You
Make A Good Impression?
Firstly, it’s important that you
both assess and identify your physical appearance, personality, lifestyle and
career goals. By doing this, you will be able to create a visual image of the
kind of person you wish to be perceived as. This will then be reflected in the
way you dress, your grooming, your accoutrements such as the watch and the
jewellery you wear and the car you drive and its usually either one or several
of these aspects which is likely to form a part of a person’s very first
impressions about you. It’s not just designer gear, however, that will
determine how you’re perceived.
Body language too will be closely
observed. The way you carry yourself, the way you speak, move your eyes,
gesture with your arms or hands – all of these will be giving off signals for
people to create their own first impressions of you. Even when you speak,
whilst this will be a more clearer indication of the qualities you have as a
person to do business with and will, to a large extent, enable people to form
opinions about your intelligence, knowledge, skills and experience in a
particular field, it’s often the WAY you speak that will be remembered more
than WHAT you actually say. Having polite manners, showing courtesy, being
positive and energetic, coming across as reliable, honest and trustworthy and
even smiling all help to give off a positive impression too.
Basically, all the things we’ve spoken
about here are a reflection of what you portray as a person to a complete
stranger. They are all facets of business etiquette that will combine to enable
others to form a quick opinion about you. And, whilst you need to be yourself,
it’s often useful to spend a little time observing how other successful
business people are able to command the attention of others. Mostly this can be
put down to years of practice and refinement when it comes to how they portray
themselves because without making a positive and lasting first impression, they
might not even get to the stage of discussing business, they’ll simply have
left a negative impression on somebody who, when recalling that particular
person, will firstly remember that first initial impression that they formed.
Look At Your
If we take some of the examples
shown above, it’s interesting to think that certain elements can be perceived
very differently by different people. For example, a Rolex watch or a Ferrari
sports car might be seen as aspirational by some, yet some people might think
“what a show-off!”. Animated gestures with your arms and hands might
demonstrate your enthusiasm to some but may be perceived as ‘over the top’ by
others. And, a sales person’s confidence might come across as arrogance to some
Basically, there are no fixed rules as
such about how you make a good impression. The areas discussed here are simply
the main aspects that people tend to look at when forming first impressions so,
it’s always a good idea to get a feel of what is and isn’t appropriate
etiquette within your own specific corporate environment to gain a better idea
of how to create a positive first impression as it will often be this that will
ultimately determine your success or failure.
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