Need attention?

If you are looking for a way to get any woman’s (or another man’s) attention, follow these skincare tips and you will be well on your way.

Our morning routine is typically the same.  We get up, go to the bathroom and start washing our face with bar soap and water and running out the door.  If that sounds like you, then it may be time that we change how we manage our skincare.  When it comes to skincare management, I am not suggesting in no way that you go out and start stocking up with cleansers and creams that will probably collect more dust than be used. I am recommending that you fine tune what you are already doing by practicing the following skincare tips.

1. Wash your face with a good cleanser. As an guy, I can clearly state that I am guilty of taking a shower in hot water while using cheap soaps or facial scrubs.  Well, according to dermatologist and psychiatrist Dr. Amy Wechsler, “This makes your skin dry and when your skin is dry you appear wrinkly and much older.” Did not know that.  No wonder why sometimes when I pass a mirror I though my grandpa was looking at me…

“It is important to have a gentle cleanser that will cleanse the skin from the dirt and oil that can accumulate,” says Dr. Howard Brooks, a Washington, D.C.-based dermatologist. Look for a cleaner that will clean your skin by removing dirt, debris, make-up and excess oils. I recommend SEACRET’s Deep Cleansing Facial Wash.  It is SLS Free and is specially formulated with Papaya Fruit and Quinoa Seed Extract, as well as Aloe Vera and Sea Buckhorn oil, to hydrate and condition your skin as it cleans away dirt and makeup, leaving your skin clean, hydrated, and silky smooth.

2. Stop buying cheap razors. According to Thomas Cheung, master barber at The Art of Shaving at Tysons Corner Center in McLean, VA, most men shave five times a week. (How do you do it?) “A quality razor can be a lifetime item, so choose your weapon wisely. Choose a razor that fits your skin sensitivity and beard coarseness, your face will thank you,” says Cheung.

If you’re going the drugstore route, Dr. Wechsler suggests pumping the brakes before buying a razor with several blades. “With these types, you’re more likely to get razor burn or ingrown hairs because the extra blades pull the hairs below the skin a little too deep.”

A moisturizing shaving gel is key to providing a barrier of protection while shaving, so slather that on. Shave in the shower or immediately afterwords, as Cheung states that “the facial hairs are much softer from the warm water and steam.” Plus, it eliminates having to clean up a dirty sink when you’ve got company.

3. Make after-shave your new best friend. “After-shave hydrates and soothes the skin; it also seals in the skin after a nice shave,” says Cheung. “Your after-shave should be alcohol-free because alcohol dries your skin — plain and simple.”  Look for a product that will help restore the balance of moisture on the face to promote soft, radiant skin. I recommend Seacret’s After Shave Balm which is enriched with Dead Sea Minerals that nurture skin and enhance its naturally smooth look. Containing Aloe Vera Gel, rich plant extracts, Evening Primrose Oil, and Vitamins A, B, C, and E, this balm restores the balance of moisture in your face to promote soft and radiant skin, in a refreshing scent.

4. Don’t skip the facial moisturizer. Facial hair can be sexy on a guy, but what really turns us on is when our faces touch and it doesn’t feel like sandpaper. Moisturizing daily will get you soft, kissable skin. “Fragrance-free products are easy because they have no smell and aren’t considered ‘girly,'” says Dr. Wechsler. Seacret’s Essential Moisture Face Cream will do just that for you.  Seacret combined a selection of Dead Sea minerals to indulge your skin with a daily, light-moisturizing treatment. Formulated from a unique combination of Dead Sea minerals and herbal complex made of Bergamot Oil, Chamomile Extract, and Grape Seed Oil. Seacret™ Face Cream will nurture and moisturize your skin for a healthy glow. It is suitable for normal to combination skin and is an ideal makeup base.

5. Never leave home without applying sunscreen. If you can find a moisturizer that contains SPF of 30 or higher, then you’re way ahead. But it doesn’t hurt to keep a separate bottle of sunscreen handy. Plus, it lets us know that you actually care about your appearance. Bonus points!  Men who don’t use sunscreen increase their risk of getting sun damage, which may result in redness, irritation, extra blood vessels and skin cancer. Stay forever young (or close to it) by applying sunscreen every single day.

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Is a business opportunity better off worked at home or what?

MLM/Network Marketing is a legitimate and potentially lucrative way to work from home.  

By directly selling products while creating your own upline downline, you can work your  business opportunity part-time, from home, and at your own hours.  Even with all the potential for making money, you should decide, though if this route is for you.

Many people are blinded by all the benefits of a business opportunity when determining if this type of business is right for them.  You do not need to have a college degree or any experience to get into the industry.  

The products are already manufactured and are usually shipped by the company directly to your customers.  Plus, you choose your hours and your work location.  In fact, many business opportunities are taken by people who work from the comfort of their own home.

Other benefits of having a business opportunity that is worked from home is that you have leverage; you continue earning commissions on a single effort.  You do not need to come up with your own business or marketing plan, because the company does it for you.  Also, recruiting and training systems are provided for you by the company.

Despite the numerous benefits, work from home businesses do come with some downfalls.
 
For instance, you usually start of marketing to family and friends. This is especially so if you are just starting your work from home  business. This can create some friction and alienation, especially among people who are more acquaintances than close friends and family.
 
The work is selling, so you need to have a pretty strong backbone, as many people will tell you, “no” instead of the much-coveted “yes”.  Therefore, it takes a lot of effort and motivation.
 
In order to make the most potential income, you need to continuously recruit new representatives.  Plus, if you are working from home, your business opportunity will require that you purchase a certain amount of product each month or quarter, adding in a financial commitment.

Working at home works for some people. But other people find that it takes a great deal of discipline and motivation to get the job done without being easily distracted. Before you decide to take up a business opportunity and work at home, make sure that you get all the information that you need to make an informed decision.

So weighing out the good and bad, is this for you?

Well, if you are a self-starter with a lot of energy and motivation then it is a good start. If you have leadership skills and can set goals and meet them, then this might be for you, too.
 
Network marketing people have great people skills and are self-starters.  They have strong powers of persuasion and can influence people easily.They also have an ability to guide and encourage others to work the program.  

A business opportunity is an ideal trade to run on the Internet and work from your home.  If you have the personality to run this type of business, then it could be the perfect opportunity for you.  

I would love for you to consider the company that I represent.  SEACRET is an international business that has spread to more than 40 countries around the globe. With its affiliate partners, it has more than $1 billion in retail product sales. The company has become one of the largest distributors of Dead Sea cosmetics, with its products formulated in the largest manufacturing plant in the world, right next to the shores of the Dead Sea. All of this has been accomplished in just the few years since SEACRET was born in 2005.

Acne and its treatment

Forces of NatureAcne is a menace. However, it’s not something that cannot be tackled. There are loads of acne skin care products around. We can classify acne skin care products into 3 broad categories –
* Preventive or general acne skin care products
* Over-the-counter, specialized acne skin care products
* On-prescription acne skin care products.

The general acne skin care products are the ones that are used as acne-prevention measure. These include cleansers, make-up removers and similar products that help prevent acne. In the real sense, these acne skin care products are just those that should anyway be part of your daily routine. However, some of these are more oriented to act like an acne skin care product. These acne skin care products act against the causes of acne e.g. limiting the production of sebum/oil and preventing clogging of skin pores. Basically, these acne skin care products prevent the oil from getting trapped in pores and hence hamper the growth of bacteria that lead to acne. The general acne skin care products also include exfoliation products like skin peels. These work towards removing dead skin cells, hence reducing the possibility of pore-clogging and bacteria development.

Then there are specialized acne skin care products that are available over-the-counter i.e. without the need of a prescription. These include products like vanishing creams which extract the extra oil from the skin. Most of these acne skin care products are based on benzyl peroxide and salicylic acid, both of which are the enemies of bacteria (and hence acne). You should start with a product that has lower concentration of benzyl peroxide (e.g. 5%) and see how your skin responds to it.  Alpha-hydroxy-acid based moisturizers are also popular as acne skin care products. You might have to try a few, before you zero-in on the acne skin care product that is effective for you. If nothing seems to work, you should contact a dermatologist.

On-prescription acne skin care products are the ones that are prescribed by a dermatologist. This can include ointments that can be applied on the affected acne or oral antibiotics or just any topical treatment. Dermatologist could also suggest a minor surgical procedure to remove the contents of pustules.  However, never try to squeeze or do this by yourself, it can lead to permanent damage of your skin.  Your doctor could also prescribe a hormone-based treatment (since hormonal changes are also known to cause acne). Such acne skin care products are known to be very effective in some cases.  So, with all those acne skin care products, tackling acne is not that difficult.

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You’re A Salesperson in Your Life!

keyStrange as it may seem, our life is made up of a series of “sales presentations”. Sales may not be your gig, but if you’re the boss you’re making presentations everyday. Be it a pitch to your Board, announcing a policy change to employees, selling an idea to your spouse, or just trying to win others over to your point of view – you’ll need to punch up your people skills for winning pitches.

Human nature is such that people support solutions that they help create, so involve them by allowing your audience to participate with questions or ideas. It goes without saying that to not involve key people is risky, because messages can be misunderstood.   Your plans may be derailed before they begin if sufficient “buy-in” is lacking. Use lots of open-ended questions in your presentation to draw out the silent type.

Preparation is a key to success. Prepare your listeners to what’s coming during or before your presentation. Try these pre-meeting tactics:

  • Assign task-related pre-work. This could be pre-reading or study of a problem, and the preparations of possible solutions. An example could be, “go and visit three kinds of accounts before the meeting.”
  • Make pre-meeting contacts with those invited by email, phone, or in person. You might want to try an informal survey to get people’s position on the issues at hand.

Remember support on key or controversial matters can be established ahead of time by lobbying, if you know where to lobby.

Do your research! People who make it look easy and are effective presenters have a hidden arsenal. This is an arsenal of up-to-date, organized material that can be accessed quickly in ready-to-use form when needed. They have the stats to back up their ideas, and they have a mental arsenal of stories, examples, jokes, and ice-breakers to use when needed.

Your physical presentation could include tangible items relating to the issue such as recent articles clipped from newspapers or magazines, photographs, reports, and demonstration property. To become masterful in this art learn to maintain resources you can access for just the right thing at the right time.

The next thing you must do is to explain “why?” The single most powerful thing you can do to convince your audience of something is to provide a convincing reason why they should do what you suggest or believe what you say. People want and need a clear “WIIFM” – “what’s in it for me?” – to be able to react positively to what you want them to do. It’s extremely important that you deliver a vision of benefits. Hearing the “why” won’t automatically generate a “yes” to your proposition, but it’ll open the door for receptivity to your idea.

Knowing and accepting the “why” satisfies a basic need that we all have – to understand the purpose of our actions. Use the words “because” or “so that” in your presentation and then finish the phrase. When your subject matter is controversial or likely to generate emotions, it is essential that your “why’s” be tested in advance. Ask some people you trust or that are on your “team” to play devil’s advocate to help you with your logic and arguments.

These are just the first four points for making successful presentations. There are eight of them in total, and we’ll look at the other four in my column next week. For now, let me leave you with this thought.

Life is a sales job from beginning to end. From the moment that we discern how to get approval as children, winning friends at school, getting our first beau, getting our first (and subsequent) job, getting engaged and married, achieving our goals, and anything else you can think of in between – we’re selling ourselves or our ideas all along the way. Who said you weren’t a salesperson?

In my opinion the best type of selling is in network marketing. There are many to choose from, and I would love for you to consider the company that I represent.  SEACRET is an international business that has spread to more than 40 countries around the globe. With its affiliate partners, it has more than $1 billion in retail product sales. The company has become one of the largest distributors of Dead Sea cosmetics, with its products formulated in the largest manufacturing plant in the world, right next to the shores of the Dead Sea. All of this has been accomplished in just the few years since SEACRET was born in 2005.

 

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Viral Marketing Initiatives

What is it about viral marketing that makes it so intriguing? Is it the fact that it can have an impressive effect on the company’s bottom line, or is it the fact that it can take something so negative that it can literally close the doors of some businesses? Viral marketing is any marketing technique that induces Web sites or users to pass on a marketing message to other sites or users, creating a potentially exponential growth in the message’s visibility and effect (Rouse, 2007). There are many reasons as to why a message, picture, video or even a statement may go viral.

Find something humorous to share and it may go viral. Humor is one of those universal languages that many people love to read or see and enjoy sharing with their friends and family members. This is a great way to engage people into your posting or feed and to eventually interact with them.

Having some sort of interaction will definitely help in having your posting go viral. People are generally made for interaction. We love engaging ourselves in postings that create controversy or simple conversation. Either way by getting your customer to interact with your posting, the posting will be shared and thus let the viral take over.

Marketers all have the same goal for their end result. It is to get as many people to hear about our services or products as possible. Therefore, it should be the goals of the marketers to have a posting go viral.

Works Cited

Rouse, M. (2007, March 1). Viral Marketing. Retrieved from TechTarget: http://searchcrm.techtarget.com/definition/viral-marketing

 

 

 

What is a resume and why is it so important?

resumelogoA resume is a one- to two-page document summarizing your career objectives, professional experiences and achievements, and educational background. The heading of the resume should contain your name, address and contact information. The body of the resume should be broken into the following sections: career objective, profile/summary, professional experience, achievements, scholastics, and references.

Your career objective should be brief, up to two sentences; it should give your potential employers an idea of how you wish to move forward in your professional life. A concise profile or a summary should discuss who you are and how your skills and experience best apply to the job you are interested in. The summary, as well as other parts of your resume, should not contain personal information that discloses ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, living situations, or any other personal information that is not directly related to your career.

Personal profile/summary should only contain a few well-written sentences that convey what you can bring to the table in terms of the specific job. Use this section to attract the employer’s attention, but don’t go overboard in trying to be creative – stay professional. Your experience listing should include information on one to five jobs you’ve held, starting with your current or last job, and listing previous positions in chronological order. The listing should include the date range of your employment, name of the companies or person(s) you have worked for, and the city and state where the place of employment is located (full address of employment is not necessary). List your title and your main responsibilities, with emphasis on duties that are applicable to the type of work you are seeking. Your education should include college, graduate and post-graduate work, as well as any courses or professional certifications that are relevant to your career development. Achievements, volunteer positions, publications and interests should only be listed if they apply to your professional work experience References should be listed if requested; best practices suggest not to list generic statements about references being available upon request as this is understood.

In the competitive, internet-driven world of job searches, your resume represents you to potential employers. It serves as your tool to attract attention, get the interview and/or get a job. A great resume will make you stand out from other candidates by showcasing your aptitudes. Think of your resume as your sales pitch – you need to sell yourself in the best possible way. Invest some time and research into developing your resume. You will want to make sure that your resume is error free – double check your grammar and spelling, make sure that all company and school names and cities are spelled properly. A resume containing errors, no matter how minimal, will give your potential employer an impression that you do not have attention to detail, that you don’t take time to double check your work, and that you are a poor communicator.

Additionally, make sure that your resume is formatted well. Stick to basic fonts, like Arial and Times New Roman. Keep the font size and color standard; don’t use large fonts or multi-colors in your resume. Don’t go overboard with bold, italicized, or large-cap text. Keep your format consistent and make sure that the resume looks great when viewed online as well as when printed out. Keep your resume to one or two pages – any additional pages give an impression that you either don’t know how to concisely summarize your education and experience, or that you are listing unnecessary information for the sake of taking up space. If you’ve never written a resume before, reference books, Internet resources or seek assistance from a professional resume writing service. A well-written resume can make a difference between being stuck at your current job and getting an interview to land the job of your dreams.

No two people are alike in network marketing

opp banner 1No two people are alike in the network marketing, but there are some shared personality traits that are common to those who have started and operated in network marketing already.

One of the most common personalities inherent among a network marketing business person is their entrepreneurial spirit.

What are some of these traits that make up a network marketing entrepreneur?

Self-Starter

Self-starters are the type of people who do not just sit around thinking about something over and over again. Yet no action is taken to get things done. They decide on what needs to be done and simply do it.

Take this example. You are in need of your own network marketing website but income limits you from just hiring a web design company to make that site. As a self-starter, you would go to work about gathering all the information pertinent to web design and development.

Then you would develop and design your site. In the end you would have a website that you have developed yourself.

One vital trait of a self-starter is to know their strengths and weaknesses and be able to accept them.

Self-motivated

The self-motivated individual has a lot of motivation and drive. Because each person is a unique being, one person’s motivations may be different from everyone else’s.

For example, your motivation for starting your own network marketing business could be to earn $500 or $1,000 per month or $10,000 or $20,000 per month. Or it could be that you want to home school your kids, and that requires earning an income working from home.

Your level of motivation to a large measure will be dependent up on your purpose and level of commitment. It depends on how big your dream is.

Creative 

The creative individual has a lot of great ideas. They are usually able to come up with good ideas and problem opp bannersolving solutions. Many of their ideas are often the results of listening and observing other businesses that is related to network marketing.

They focus on finding solutions, rather than dwelling on the challenges. 

For example, if you have a limited advertising budget, you would get to work finding all the available free advertising avenues instead to thinking over and over how limited your budget is.

Your creativity would result in expanding your network marketing advertising program. You would also have the knowledge from research. Thus, resolving the problem and creating an additional income.

Self-disciplined

The self-disciplined individual is one who does not need someone standing over. Or having someone tells them what, how and when to do. They do not need anyone telling to get something done. They are able to determine what needs to be done, then set aside time to do it.

A network marketing business may fail, many do first time around. But the self-disciplined individual does not accept that they are a failure. They simply learn from the mistakes and use them as a tool to attain success.

As an entrepreneur in network marketing you should be able to adapt. You will find yourself playing different roles such as: marketer, promoter, public relations, motivator, sponsor, Webmaster…and so forth. You are not afraid of chance and are opened and flexible to them.

Successful businesses are not built over night but over time. As a network marketing entrepreneur you are willing to go the extra mile, put forth the time and effort needed to build a successful business organization.

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Masque your age

banner7Recover your skin’s youthful beauty with the Recover Day Masque. SEACRET’s revolutionary new masque, with patented Silica Microstructures that bind together to physically lift and smooth your skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. And with consistent use, the Day Masque works to break the aging cycle, for amazing results – without needles or surgery. For a special occasion, or no occasion at all, look years younger with SEACRET’s Recover Day Masque. Masque your age.

Recover’s key ingredients are:

50Dead Sea Minerals – Maris Sal

The Dead Sea, the world’s largest Natural Spa, with its unique features drawing in visitors from around the world searching for relaxation, relief and healing within its magical waters contains 26 essential minerals, 12 of which do not exist in any other sea or ocean in the world. These minerals are well known for their rejuvenating qualities: skin nourishment, activation of the blood system and distinctive healing abilities for many diseases and disorders. The Dead Sea’s mineral-rich waters consist of: Calcium, Zinc, Magnesium, Potassium, Sulfur, Phosphorus, Sodium, Lithium, Boron, Bromine, Strontium, Manganese and many others.

Aloe Vera – Aloe Barbadensis

Aloe Vera, also known as the medicinal aloe, is a species of succulent plant that probably originated in Northern Africa, the Canary 31Islands and Cape Verde. Aloe Vera grows in arid climates and is widely distributed in Africa and other arid areas.

Since Aloe Vera grows in extreme climates it has unique properties. It has been used for centuries by natives for many health purposes. Aloe plants are basically known for their power of healing various skin problems and can be used for cosmetic effects. It also helps in psoriasis, shingles, and others associated with itching also in cuts, abrasions and burns.

The gel and juices of Aloe Vera plants are anti-inflammatory which is the major reason for using it in cosmetic products. Since it is anti-inflammatory, it is soothing, toning, protecting and moisturizing the skin. Aloe Vera gel or juice can be applied to relief pains, cuts, sun burns, stings and swelling.

Aloe Vera juices or gel are used as moisturizing ingredients in cosmetics and the use of Aloe Vera in cosmetic products are so widely popular that it is now being used in almost all popular skin care products.

Studies have shown that aloe Vera speeds the healing process, particularly in burns, including those from radiation. It is also used by dermatologists to speed healing after facial dermabrasion, which helps remove scars from the top most layers of the skin. The other health benefits from the use of Aloe Vera includes soothing skin injuries affected by burning, skin irritations, cuts and insect bites. Its bactericidal properties relieve itching and skin swellings.

Aloe Vera possesses incredible moisturizing properties. Studies show that Aloe Vera improves the skin’s ability to hydrate itself, aids in the removal of dead skin cells and has an effective penetrating ability that helps transport healthy substances through the skin.

Aloe Vera is also known to help slow down the appearance of wrinkles as it can actively repair the damaged skin cells that cause the visible signs of aging. Components of Aloe Vera have been found to reverse degenerative skin changes by stimulating collagen and elastin synthesis.

Skin Health Benefit of Aloe Vera includes:

  • Speeds healing, tensile strength and repair of damaged skin wounds, burns and other injuries.
  • Holds moisture and adds flexibility to retard aging.
  • Fights infections with its antibacterial properties including fungus and bacteria.
  • Tightens and balances skin through astringent pH properties.
  • Moisturizes by carrying added emollients into the skin up to seven layers.
  • Have natural anti-inflammatory agents that reduce pain.
  • Minimizes scarring and may reverse scars less than five years old.
  • Sooth skin injured by burns, irritations, cuts and insect bites.
  • Increases the availability of oxygen to the skin.
  • Relieve itching and swelling of irritated skin.
  • Improve the effectiveness of sun screen products.

93Vitamin A – Retinyl Palmitate/ Retinol

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that is stored in our liver. It contributes to normal growth and development while keeping our eyes, skin and immune system healthy. Vitamin A plays a key role in maintaining health.

Retinyl palmitate (vitamin A) is the normal form used for application on the skin and has great anti-ageing, superb anti-oxidant and moisturizing capabilities. It accelerates cell renewal and stimulates the fibroblast and collagen in the skin, thereby reducing wrinkles and fine lines. Due to its anti-oxidant properties, it is also a great anti-aging ingredient, and helps promote a softer smoother skin.

The topical application of vitamin A on the skin, when formulated into creams and lotions has a host of positive effects on the skin, which includes:

  • Increases the activity of enzymes found in the skin.
  • Stimulates the mitotic activity in the epidermis and thereby helps with the process of cell division.
  • Stimulates cell proliferation in the epidermis and thereby stimulates growth.
  • Helps to thicken the epidermis, which becomes thinner in aging.
  • Improves the elasticity of the skin.
  • Helps to normalize photo (sun) damaged skin.
  • Helps in wound healing.
  • Stimulates collagen formation in the skin.
  • Reduces UV-induced wrinkle formation.
  • Regulates keratin formation.
  • It is an anti oxidant.

The inclusion of vitamin A in cosmetics have been proven and internationally accepted as being safe – but it must be noted that this refers to Retinol and Retinyl palmitate.The skin also readily absorbs topically applied vitamin A and this has been proven in various experiments. Exposure to sunlight – which includes both UVA and UVB radiation – reduces the amount of vitamin A not only in the skin, but also the blood.

Patented Silica microstructure

The patent was granted to a novel material structure, for improving skin appearance and wrinkle reduction. The material is 83composed of microstructres made mostly from silica tiny particles. These microstructures resemble small spheres, filled with either air or liquid, and made of double layers of silica tiny particles. Other microstructures resemble ligaments, and other are a kind of hydrogel in which the other structures are suspended. Some particles are hydrophilic, namely water-loving, and some hydrophobic, or water repelling. This duality grants special properties to the cosmetic composition made of the material: it has high affinity to the skin (which has watery and oily zones), so it remains on the skin for many hours, as an invisible layer, even after washing the skin. The material contracts after spreading, pulling the skin along and physically flattens wrinkles. The wrinkle flattening has another effect: it invigorates and revives the skin underneath the wrinkle. It also acts as micro-sponges, releasing essential, pre-loaded oils, while afterwards absorbing sweat and sebum, thus maintaining cleaner skin.