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Let’s talk organic skin care: things you should know

By Guest Blogger, Cate P.

Let’s talk organic skin care: things you should know

 

Just because something says natural doesn’t necessarily mean it’s really organic or good for your skin. Maybe you have noticed that after switching from one “natural” product to another there can be a lot of difference on the look of your skin. After months or even years of being unsure what the sources of your skin imperfections are, it is about time to alter your skin care and start using organic instead. And now, you probably think what to do first. Well, go through these tips and tricks that will help you with taking that first crucial step.

Find out what is your skin type

 

It is very important to know your skin type before choosing your skin care. Don’t just buy what you find visually appealing, or what you think smells good because it may damage your skin and leave you with consequences that will show later on. It is normal for your skin to get thinner as years go by, with tendency to become wrinkled, but why not slow the process?

 

With the right preparation, you can achieve bloomy looking skin that glows and postpone the aging process. Read the labels; find organic products that are made for your exact skin type to keep it elastic, healthy and nourished. It is time to change the way you took care of your face and body, to get rid of all the bad habits and start treating your skin the right way.

 

Try DIY

 

There are tons of DIY skin care alternatives that you can apply to your face and body to get the results you want. There are recipes you can make with various fruits and vegetables that can be helpful not only for hydrating but for exfoliating too. Exfoliation is very important because that way you remove dead skin cells and as a result, get smoother skin while keeping it fresh and clean. Applying homemade apricot face scrub is the best way to exfoliate your skin because of the abrasive texture provided by the fruit itself. Try using high-quality honey to make face mask since honey is natural antibacterial and it also hydrates and calms the skin.

 

Read everything

 

Be sure that you have read everything written on a cosmetic product before purchasing it. Educate yourself about the impact different chemicals have on your skin, such as parabens or phthalates. Many researches show that using products consisting aluminum can severely damage your health so think about the consequences. Check the list of ingredients on the products you are using now and replace them with organic chemical-free cosmetics to prevent skin irritation or allergic reaction. Think in advance to help your skin retain its elasticity and freshness. So be smart, choose your organic skincare products wisely and start making changes. Help your skin look beautiful, be smooth and stay healthy.

 

Avoid strong perfumed products

 

Avoid purchasing perfumed cosmetics since it is more likely to be filled with harmful chemicals. It can irritate your skin or make it look unappealing. Natural organic skin care usually have mild smell, mostly you can recognize it as scent of natural ingredients. If you really need your cosmetic to be fragranced, try combining it with essential oils for the extra touch of aroma. For example, using tea tree oil not only will make your skin smell good but also make it healthy and reduce the amount of acne. Not to mention you can use it on your hair as well to make it stronger and give it shiny look.

 

Now that you know what, why and how to do it, there are no more excuses. Think about the results and the impact switching to organic cosmetics will have on your skin, and how good will it make you feel. As we all know – if your skin is clean and you truly feel beautiful you will indeed be in a good mood, ready to seize the day!

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Most Coveted Celebrity Body Parts

By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

Most Coveted Celebrity Body Parts

 

According to statistics, 17.1 million cosmetic procedures were performed back in 2016. From breast augmentation, through liposuction, nose reshaping and eyelid surgery, to facelifts and tummy tucks, people are turning to plastic surgery more often every year, when they don’t feel happy with their body. However, they don’t just look for a random nose reshaping or breast augmentation, but for specific body parts of actors, singers, or starlets. From Matthew McConaughey’s abs to Madonna’s cheekbones, people hope to look like their favourite celebrity more and more each day.

Nose

The nose is one of the most prominent facial features, and it makes a lot of difference to a person’s looks. A big nose isn’t flattering, while a small one can make some other features of face anatomy more noticeable and put the entire face in disproportion. On the other hand, the size doesn’t have to be an issue every time. Aside from being too big or too small, someone might have a crooked nose, and surgery can be the only way to make it straight and proportional. Natalie Portman, Emma Stone and Nicole Kidman are just some of the celebrities whose noses seem to be the most wanted among the patients, because they’re perfectly proportional.

Lips

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The facial anatomy can appear entirely different with thin lips than it can with a full pout. Thin lips give out an impression of a less sexy appearance, which happens to be the main reason for people all over the world to undergo a lip injection procedure. Angelina Jolie’s lips are definitely the most wanted among patients, since they are perfectly full and balanced with the plump bottom lip and a slightly thinner upper lip, that shape the flawless pout.

Buttocks

Many women yearn for a nicely rounded and well-shaped backside, since most of them didn’t have the luck to be born with one. While some of them have tried working out and didn’t reach their goal, others skipped that step and turned immediately to a professional to request a procedure that will give them the perfectly shaped buttocks. Beyoncé’s gluteus has been the synonym for a well-shaped bootie, and lately, Kim Kardashian’s has been a real competition, with more women wanting precisely the backside of this controversial starlet.

Abs

Nicely shaped abs are one of the most attractive features of the human anatomy. This is especially true for men, who are eager to show off a good-looking six-pack. Matthew McConaughey’s and Channing Tatum’s abs are the most wanted among men, according to plastic surgeons. Thanks to a non-invasive body sculpting procedure, the patients can quickly reach their goal. After the fat cells are frozen and eliminated with the cooling procedure, they’re forever gone from their tummy, offering a perfect figure, that will need only a little bit of exercise to look as good as Matthew’s or Channing’s.

Cheekbones

Years certainly can’t do a thing to this megastar, because as the time goes by, people don’t cease to strive for having exactly the same cheekbones as Madonna. They’re perfectly high, which can make a person look regal, while they add a dose of youthfulness as well.

From cheekbones, through abs and buttocks, to a symmetrical nose and perfect lips, people try to look more like celebrities every day, by wanting some of their body features. However, sometimes, it takes more than just a visit to the plastic surgeon to reach the goal. Remember that recoveries from some surgeries take a lot of time, so make sure you always consult with the doctor before you decide to go under the knife.

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General Tips Regarding Lapband Surgery

General Tips Regarding Lapband Surgery

 

If you are obese and are looking for some time tested ways and means by which you can reduce those extra inches of fat, then you will find interesting bits and pieces of information over the next few lines. In this article we will be trying to have a closer look at Lapband surgery and how it could be the answer for all obesity and overweight problems. For the past many decade bariatric surgery has been considered to be one of the best options for treating morbid obesity and other chronic overweight problems. However, there are some risks and issues involved with such surgeries thought it may have the approval of the US FDA.  Therefore many of us are on the lookout for safer alternatives and lapband surgery is often considered to be one of the best ways for controlling obesity which is chronic or even morbid.

There are obviously some proven advantages and benefits as far as this form of surgery is concerned. It is considered to be minimally invasive. There are no major surgeries and procedures often associated with bariatric surgeries and other such options. This process can be completed within a few hours and the patient can rapidly get back to his normal ways of life. Most importantly, it does help obese and overweight people to reduce weight quite significantly and maintain it that way. It reduces hunger pangs which could be a boon for those who suffer from binge eating and other such disorders. While all this is good news, we need to have some useful and meaningful tips as far as this form of surgery is concerned.

 

Get Evaluated Before Going Forward

 

While this could be a great way to reduce obesity, as an end user you must be sure that it does make sense to you. If you are not exactly obese, it may not be advisable to choose this method. You could look at simpler ways and means such as changes to your food habit, moving away from a sedentary lifestyle, and also undertaking some well thought out exercise and workout regimens. Staying away from avoidable stress and tension could also be a way forward.

 

Be Aware Of The Existing Medical Conditions

 

You also must be sure that the existing medical conditions and ailments should not become a health issues when you are going in for such lapband surgeries. Here again you must take the help and assistance of your doctor and personal physician and go by his or her advice. Blood sugar, heart problems, enhanced blood pressure levels and other cardiovascular problems must be brought to the knowledge of those who are offering lapband surgeries and only then should be move forward.

 

Post Surgery Care And Rehabilitation

 

You also must take care that you follow the required post surgery care and rehabilitation instructions and regimens. This could pertain to your food habits, the kind of exercise regimens which you must be into and much more. Exercise and workouts post lapband surgeries are3 as important as the surgeries themselves.

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Author Bio : Dr Jason Maani is an experienced General, Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon practicing in the eastern suburbs and inner south of Sydney.

Protect your Skin this Winter & Look Beautiful with Simple Beauty Tricks

By Guest Blogger, June R.

Protect your Skin this Winter & Look Beautiful with Simple Beauty Tricks

 

Out of all the seasons, I personally love Winter season. Winter’s makes me feel fresh. Having a cup of hot beverages makes my day perfect. But with winter coming along, since my skin is dry it makes me worried too. Winter’s makes my skin chapped, cracked, redness, itchiness and what not.

 

There are various ways we can deal with it. Either by using cosmetics or by opting for home remedies. We can pamper our skin and make it healthy by moisturizing and prevent skin from further damage. Here are some beauty tips for your skin during winter.

 

8 Winter Care Tips for Skin

 

Moisturising

Moisturising your skin as when possible is one of the best remedies to deal with dryness. Apply Olive oil before going to moisturise your skin naturally. You can also use Milk cream, Honey, Yogurt or Aloe vera instead of going for thick cosmetic creams.

 

Moisturise your face 2 – 3 a day as and when you feel dryness.

 

Scrubbing

Take 2 ripe bananas and mash them, add a pinch of sugar and honey. Honey helps in moisturising the face naturally. Gently massage your face with this scrub and wash your face.

 

Another Face scrub that you can make at home is using orange peel and dry it completely in sun. Make a powder of it. Add honey to it and apply the paste on face and massage gently on face.

 

Instead of Orange peel, you can also opt for Lemon peel.

 

Toning

Apply tomato on your face and scrub it. This will help in treating uneven skin tone. Another alternative for toning at home is mixing yogurt with orange peel. Place Potato and Cucumber slices on the face can help in lightening of skin, hydrating and detoxifying.

 

Sunscreen

Yes, you heard it right, there are natural ingredients that act as a sunscreen. Since sun during the winter season is strong you can use Shea butter, Coconut oil, Vitamin E oil, Sesame oil, JoJoba oil, etc as sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Keep your skin glowing by using these natural sunscreens available at home.

 

Cleansing

If we are using all natural ways to protect our skin during winter then why not cleanse our face naturally. Gently massage with coconut oil on face and leave it for 30s. Take a warm cloth and place it on your face. Keep it for 10-15sec and let the pores open up. Wipe face with a face cloth.

 

Clean with Lukewarm Water

Since winter’s are cold we loving bathing in hot water. However, it makes us feel good but always remember to wash your face with lukewarm water. This will prevent removing all oil from the skin. Our skin needs some oil as winter’s makes our skin dry.

 

Healthy Diet

Diet plays a very important role. A healthy diet keeps our skin healthy. Include a lot of vitamin A & E during winter.

 

Winter Masks

One of the most important is DIY masks for winter to keep skin glowing, attractive and beautiful.

 

  1. Avocado & Honey Mask
  2. Yogurt & Buttermilk Mask
  3. Egg Yolk & Olive Oil Mask

 

Follow above skin care tips and enjoy your winter’s.

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Author Bio –

June Roller loves writing on beauty & health. Besides blogging she enjoys cooking for her 2 children. You can find articles written by her on Fashionforyou.info.

Knowledge Before Beauty: What to Do Before Getting a Treatment

Knowledge Before Beauty: What to Do Before Getting a Treatment

There are so many beauty treatments you might consider having during your lifetime. Some of them help you out for a day or two, while others are designed to last months or even be permanent. Whether you get a facial or decide to go under the knife, it’s important to consider a beauty treatment carefully before you decide if it’s right for you. It’s even more important for anything that could have lasting effects, especially if there’s anything that can go wrong. You might want to do a number of things before you have any treatment just to make sure that it’s right for you.

 

Photo by WorldSkills UK

 

Think About Your Desired Results

 

If you’re going to do anything to change your appearance, whether temporary or permanent, you first need to know what you want. If you don’t know what results you’re looking for, you won’t be able to choose the right treatment. So start off thinking about what you expect to get out of whichever beauty treatment you choose. Of course, what you want needs to match up with what’s possible. And that means thinking about not just what’s physically possible but also what you can afford and what you think you’re capable of going through with.

 

Research the Treatment

 

If you have a particular beauty treatment in mind, you should make sure you know all about it. With the internet at your disposal, it shouldn’t take long to read about the topic or watch a video on it if that’s what you prefer. When you’re researching any beauty treatment, don’t just get your information from those who sell it. It’s best to try and use a range of sources to find out what you need to know. You can find out about how the treatment works, how effective it is, if there are any side effects or anything that can go wrong, and how people who have had it feel about the results they received.

 

Know Your Alternative Options

 

You might have already settled on the beauty treatment that you want, but it’s always worth checking out alternative options. Could there be something that’s more effective, more affordable, or less invasive than what you’ve been considering? You can often find comparisons of different treatments that do similar jobs. This makes it easier to take a look at the pros and cons of various treatments and work out what might be right for you. It might also help to speak to a doctor or beauty therapist who offers a variety of treatments to see which one they recommend.

 

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Consider Time

 

You should think about how long a treatment is going to take, as well as whether there might be any downtime afterward. Some things you can do in half an hour or less, while others take hours. For some treatments, you’ll need several sessions to get the best results, so you’ll need to keep coming back. If you don’t want it to take up a lot of your time, you’ll have to be careful about whether you decide to go through with a beauty treatment or not. Make sure you know how long it’s going to take you, including getting to and from where you’re going and any waiting around.

 

Check Out Service Providers

 

Who offers the beauty treatment you’re interested in? You might already have come across some options. For some treatments, you might need a doctor, such as a dermatologist or a dentist. However, for others, you’ll want a qualified beauty therapist or similar. It shouldn’t be too hard to check the qualifications and experience of whoever will be giving your treatment, as well as find out about the experiences of their previous clients. If it’s too hard to find out about them, they might not be the right person for you. Cosmetic Laser Dermatology says that every person is different so treatment plans should always be tailored to each individual. This is a good rule to go by. Choose someone who will treat you as an individual person and spend time talking to you about what you want.

 

Understand the Recovery Rules

 

Some beauty treatments allow you to walk right out the door and get on with your day. However, others require some downtime or have rules you need to follow so that you can recover properly. These are important to think about before you go ahead and get your beauty treatment. Will it stop you bending down or lifting things for a few days? Will you not be able to go swimming, or have to cover up, so your skin isn’t exposed to the sun? It’s important to take good care of yourself, so you need to make sure you’re able to follow the recommendations for post-treatment.

 

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Consider Other Treatments You Might Want

 

Another thing you might want to think about is whether there are any other beauty treatments you want to get. The reason it’s a good idea to think about this is that it can help you be more organized. Having some treatments might mean you have to wait longer before you can have others. If you’ve got a timeline you want to follow, maybe so that you’re ready for a special event, you might not want to have to put off doing something because you’re waiting for another treatment to heal, become permanent, or wear off.

 

Research Prices

 

Last but not least, don’t forget to take a good look at how much a beauty treatment is going to cost you. You need to be aware of any costs involved, including any hidden expenses that might not be immediately apparent. When you’re thinking about costs, remember to consider things like the cost of getting to and from where you’re going. Do you need to take any time off work? Maybe you’ll need to buy some new clothes or hair accessories afterward.

 

No matter what beauty treatment you’re interested in having, your decision needs to be one that you make carefully. Cover all your bases to make the right choice.

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4 Questions about Women’s Intimate Hygiene – Answered

By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

4 Questions about Women’s Intimate Hygiene – Answered

 

Turns out that all women have the same questions and the same concerns about their personal hygiene, and many feel too embarrassed or afraid to talk about them. But our personal, feminine hygiene is crucial for good health, and you shouldn’t feel ashamed to ask questions about your body. You should always be aware of what is going on inside of you, and ask a professional for advice if you see some changes that you aren’t sure about. So, let’s answer some of the most frequent questions about your personal hygiene:

Are the odors normal?

We all tend to think that our bodies are somehow weird and different from everyone else’s. But actually, the odds are that whatever you are going through, a lot of people are going through as well. You might notice a certain odor around your vagina, but the discharge that it produces (which is also completely normal) often has a smell. The one thing you definitely mustn’t do is use strong soaps with a lot of perfume to try to cover up the smell, because that can do some serious damage. If you think that the odor is stronger than it should be, or if you find it unpleasant, it might be a good idea to check in with your doctor, because a strong odor might be a sign of an infection that needs to be taken care of.

Should I be douching?

Absolutely not. Your vagina is actually very smart and it takes care of itself really good. The discharge that you can sometimes spot is actually a vagina’s self-cleansing system, which, if you are in good health, works like a charm. Douching, or trying to clean the inside of your vagina in any way, can harm the natural balance and processes that your body has in place. Remember that periods are completely normal and that there is no need to feel dirty, while you are on your period. If you think that there is something wrong with your lady parts, instead of taking things into your own hands – visit a gynecologist and share your worries with them.

Should I groom my pubic hair?

That choice is entirely up to you. In the past, women and men would remove their hair to prevent lice, but in today’s modern society, we don’t have those worries. What’s more, your pubic hair actually protects your vagina from any dirt that might otherwise get to your labia. So, the choice is entirely up to you, but be careful with hair removal techniques, because your skin is very delicate in that area and ingrown hairs are a common occurrence. If you do choose to remove your pubic hair, perhaps it’s best to visit a professional beauty salon and let them help you.

What is the proper way to clean up?

While you are in the shower, you should wash the outer parts of your vagina with some warm water. If you want to use soap, make sure it is natural, mild and made for intimate care. Don’t ever let soap get on the inside of your vagina. Some places have equipment devoted to the task, like a bidet in Australia or Europe. These are especially useful for when you are on your period, because they make cleaning up very easy. But if you are out and about, traveling or camping, you can use intimate wet wipes for on-the-go freshness.

 

Remember that it’s up to you how you take care of your body, and health and comfort should be your top priorities. So, stay clean and fresh and be happy in your body.

 

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8 Anti-Aging Tips for Your Skin

By Guest Blogger, Luke D.

8 Anti-Aging Tips for Your Skin

All women want their skin to be healthy, glowing and youthful, so it’s no wonder that we’ll try anything to retain that ageless look. While certain skin changes are inevitable, without proper scare, you’ll expose your skin to the risk of premature aging. Therefore, it’s essential that you develop a regular routine that will help you have soft skin, pore-free complexion and a youthful look.

Mind your diet

Your diet can greatly affect the look of your skin, so it’s of the utmost importance that you eat foods that will help you nourish your skin. Although you’ve probably heard the expression “you are what you eat” so many times before, keep repeating it to yourself in order to leave all those harmful substances behind. Processed sugar is definitely one of the ingredients that shouldn’t be a part of your diet. Why? White sugar weakens the collagen in your skin, speeding up the aging process and causing premature sagging and wrinkles. Another substance you should avoid consuming is alcohol because it can dehydrate your skin. Instead, your diet should contain a lot of protein, vitamin C, foods rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acid, all of which can help your skin retain a youthful look.

 

Hydrate your skin

Dehydration can lead to a pale, paper-like complexion and sagging skin, so keeping your skin hydrated is essential for preventing premature aging. This entails drinking plenty of water (around eight glasses per day), as well as eating foods rich in water. Since your skin tends to lose moisture during night, you should eat plenty of watery foods before going to bed – drinking water before bedtime will keep you up all night. In addition, make sure that skincare products you use have hydrating formulas.

 

Have a professional facial treatment

Every once in a while, you should schedule a professional facial treatment in a trustworthy spa and wellness centre. There’s plenty of different treatments, each one offering certain benefits. For example, an endermolift facial treatment will help you reduce your fine lines and wrinkles, restore your skin vitality and firmness and reactivate the production of collagen in your. Occasional facial treatments will help your skin attain a natural tone and a glowing complexion.

 

Wear sun protection

Exposure to the sun’s harmful effects can cause serious skin damage, as well as premature aging, age spots and discoloration. To keep your skin supple and youthful, make sure to use sunscreen regularly with at least 30 SPF (sun protection factor). When choosing a sunscreen, you should opt for one that has moisturising properties and antioxidants and doesn’t contain alcohol. Additionally, don’t limit your use of sunscreen only to the occasions when you’re going to the beach or know that you’ll be heavily exposed to sunlight. You’re exposed to UV radiation on a daily basis, so you should wear appropriate protection at all times.

 

Keep it simple, but effective

In the attempt to keep their skin healthy and young-looking, many women start using dozens of skin products. However, this can actually irritate your skin and cause even more serious issues, including clogged pores, breakouts and redness. Instead, you should stick to a minimalist skincare routine that entails using a limited number of products. Keep in mind that it’s better to invest more in one or two products than buying a lot of cheap ones.

 

Don’t forget to exfoliate

Exfoliation is a necessary part of every skincare routine that will help your skin look brighter and smoother. Our skin sheds dead cells on a daily basis, but this process tends to slow down over time, leaving you with a dull complexion. Therefore, it’s essential that you help your skin lose those dead cells by exfoliating regularly. However, this step shouldn’t be applied daily, but only up to three times a week.

 

Go to a hammam

Another secret to preventing premature aging is simply relaxing and a hammam is the perfect place for that. By treating yourself to a hammam therapy, not only will you be able to unwind, but you’ll also establish a connection between your body and mind, detoxify your body from harmful substances, cleanse, hydrate and exfoliate your skin and get in touch with your inner self.

 

Cream up

When buying skin creams, make sure to read the labels and pick those that are rich in vitamins, antioxidants and hydrating properties. Furthermore, you should choose those that are suitable for your skin type – if you have sensitive skin, gentle creams with soothing properties are your safest option. In addition, you should buy them from reliable and trustworthy labels, such as the Neostrata skincare products, to ensure your skin’s health. Since skin creams are essential for preventing premature aging, you should invest in high-quality ones.

 

To give your skin a glowing, natural and youthful look, you should develop a regular skincare routine, pick high-quality products, undergo occasional facial and hammam treatments and protect it from UV radiation.

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6 Skincare Myths You Probably Believe

6 Skincare Myths You Probably Believe

When you’re getting skin care advice left right and center, how do you know what to believe? It seems like everybody has their own idea about what makes a great skin routine and there are so many different skin products on the market, it’s hard to know where to start. Amongst all of that conflicting information, you’re bound to get some bad advice floating about. When that bad advice gets online and spreads around it can quickly become a myth.

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The problem with these skin care myths is that they’re actually doing you a lot of harm and there are so many people out there that are following these myths, thinking that they’re protecting their skin when they’re actually doing the complete opposite. To help you avoid ruining your skin routine, make sure you don’t listen to any of these skin care myths.

Tanning Booths And UVB Rays

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When research into tanning booths found that the UV rays were harmful to the skin and increased your risk of getting cancer, it looked like they might fall out of fashion completely. But the companies that make tanning booths came up with a solution, or so they said. They claimed that the harmful bit was the UVB rays or ‘sunburn’ rays as they called them. They claimed by filtering them out, they’d made the tanning beds completely safe again. It would be great if that were true, but it’s nonsense. There are still UVA rays that aren’t being filtered out and they penetrate the skin and increase your risk of cancer still. So why not just filter out the UVA rays? That doesn’t leave much left and you wouldn’t get a tan if you did. To cut a long story short, there is no safe way to use a tanning bed at the moment, regardless of what you might have heard.

Blackheads

Everybody gets blackheads, that’s not the myth. But when you think you see blackheads it could actually be something different. On your nose, you get something called sebaceous filaments. They’re hair like structures that cause a build up of oils in your pores. They look very similar to blackheads but the color is usually a lot paler. Sebaceous filaments exist for a reason; to moisturize your skin. If you’re wondering how to get rid of sebaceous filaments, you need to be careful. They are actually a natural part of the skin and you don’t want to get rid of them completely. Exfoliating regularly will help to stop build up of oils.

The problem is, most people mistake them for blackheads and start using treatments to get rid of them. It becomes a vicious cycle because you cause yourself more skin problems by getting rid of them. You should use treatments sparingly to make sure that you’re not drying out your skin.

Popping Pimples

Whenever you get a spot or a pimple, the natural reaction is to pop it. That’s what everybody does because you need to get the pus out of the pimple to make it heal, or so the myth goes. In reality, popping the spot does way more harm than good. Some of the pus is going to come out when you pop it, but the majority actually goes in deeper. That can lead to scarring and most of the time, you’ll get another spot pop up nearby in just a few days. While it might not look great, it’s better to leave the spot to dry out naturally instead of picking away at it. But if you’re absolutely set on getting rid of it, don’t just burst it. You can buy a specific product called a comedone extractor that does it without pushing any of the pus further in.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is one of those buzzwords that’s way fancier than it sounds. All it really boils down to is gently scrubbing the top layer of your skin off. The thinking behind it is that you clear off all of that dead skin on the top layer, leaving the healthy new skin underneath. The reality is actually quite different. When you scrub too hard, you take off a lot of the protective oils on your skin, increasing the chance of it drying out. You’re far more likely to suffer with acne if you’ve taken away all of the protection on your skin as well. When you’re washing your face, you should be gentle with your skin so you aren’t taking whole layers off it, and normal soap is just fine.

Expensive Products

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The price variations in skin products are pretty massive. You can get some cheap non-branded stuff for just a few dollars, but the most expensive stuff can exceed a hundred dollars for a small tube. Surely that expensive stuff must contain a load of crazy ingredients that work wonders on your skin? Otherwise, they wouldn’t sell it for so much, surely? Actually, it’s all clever marketing. The ingredients in most anti aging and other skin products are basically the same, whether you buy the cheap brands or the ridiculously expensive ones. That’s not to say the expensive ones don’t work well, but you can usually get the exact same thing for a fraction of the price.

Lasers

Laser skin treatments are the latest thing in skin care. They’re marketed as a miracle tool that can make you look years younger in just a few treatments. Lasers are easy to market in this way because most people don’t know much about them and they seem futuristic. Unfortunately, they aren’t quite as amazing as everybody thinks they are. The technology is improving and the results from some laser treatments are good, but you need to manage your expectations about what they can do for you. They can help with sun spots and wrinkles but they aren’t going to undo years of damage. Too many people spend years doing damage to their skin and then expect laser treatments to be a quick fix but that’s not the case at all.

These myths are doing some serious damage to your skin so the sooner you stop believing them, the sooner you’ll get the results that you’re after.

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5 Ways to Protect Your Hair from Damage While Wearing Clip-In Extensions

By Guest Blogger, Diana C.

5 Ways to Protect Your Hair from Damage While Wearing Clip-In Extensions

 

Clip in hair extensions are an inexpensive and convenient way to add dimension to your hair and to take your appearance to the next level. They’re so easy to insert, remove and style that it’s possible to unintentionally mishandle them and cause damage your own hair in the process.

Protect your hair from damage while wearing clip in hair extensions by doing a few simple things to keep your own hair safe from damage.

Here are just a few things you can do to protect your hair:

  1. Remove clip in extensions carefully

People prefer clip in hair extensions because they are easy to remove but take them out too quickly and you run the risk of taking some of your own hair out with them. Before removing your clip in hair extensions comb or brush your hair smooth and gently separate your hair from the extensions. Create sections in your hair to expose the place where the clip in hair extensions are attached to your hair and gently slide them out of place. Pulling or yanking clip in hair extensions out of your hair or handling them too roughly can cause your hair to break and if done routinely may lead to long term damage.

  1. Choose clip in hair extensions that are lighter in weight

When purchasing clip in hair extensions for regular use go for extensions that weigh less instead of more. Heavier clip in hair extensions have thicker individual strands of hair and are often preferred because they create a greater degree of volume when installed but they can also put stress on your own hair if they are worn daily or even several times per week especially if you have thin or fine hair. Lightweight clip in hair extensions that weigh 120 grams or less put less stress on your hair and can help save your hair from damage.

  1. Eliminate the heat

Frequent use of heat styling tools that are set on high temperatures on clip in hair extensions that are integrated into your hair can cause heat damage and breakage to occur to your own hair. Avoid potential heat related damage to your hair by blow drying, flat ironing or doing other styling with heat styling tools before attaching your clip in hair extensions.

  1. Give your hair a break

Wearing clip in hair extensions all day every day for weeks at a time may take a toll on the health of your own hair. Keep your hair in excellent shape by giving your hair a rest. Wear your hair in flattering braids, twists or upswept hair styles on days when you’re giving your clip in hair extensions a break.

 

  1. Avoid sleeping in your clip in hair extensions

If you fall asleep in your clip in hair extensions you run the risk of getting your extensions tangled during the night or pulling at them while sleeping. Removing your clip in extensions before going to bed at night is highly recommended but if you can’t secure them with a satin bonnet or scarf to keep them in place.

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5 Best Wig Styling Tips Ever!

By Guest Blogger Beth M.

5 Best Wig Styling Tips Ever!

Whether you have bought an expensive human hair wig or you have a synthetic one! If you would like to make your wig look promising and real, let me clear this fact to you that it’s all about right styling and having the right tricks to do it up your sleeve.

For now if you can’t have a crash course on wig styling, here are some great ideas on how to tailor a wig! Here is exactly what you need to do, real or synthetic:

  1. Where to Shop?

If you are someone who wants to try a wig on an occasion like Halloween or some other event, you should shop for your wig at a hair store. Don’t buy your wig from a costume store. Whether it’s a seasonal pop-up or it just a usual need, costume shops always overcharge for wigs. Beauty supply stores and hair stores are best to get a nice quality wig at a fine price.

 

  1. Trim the Wig. Wigs are easy to cut and trim. You must wear your wig while having it trimmed or cut by a wig stylist. Some people do use styling heads for this purpose but then you won’t have an idea of the shape which should best suit your face cut. Wear the wig and make sure it’s synced up with your ears and face when its cut.

 

  1. Dye it a different color. If you’re planning on buying a wig and having a colorist color it, look for one with natural hair fibers–you will also be able to heat style natural hair versus burning a synthetic wig,” explains Bb.colorist Luis Ayala. You must buy a natural human hair wig if you want to dye it later.

 

  1. Don’t use just any hair brush! If your wig is tangled, don’t go brushing it with just any kind of brush. To lightly detangle, look to a wide-tooth wet brush, which will be most soft. There are special wig combs specifically designed for wig styling, you may use them.

 

  1. Use a Styling head A styling head is a great help in saving your time with trying new hairstyle. You can always try a new hairstyle on a styling head. If you want to wear hair band or any hair accessory you can also try it out. It really gives you time to wear the right kind of hair do on a particular party or event.

One general wig styling tip that you must remember is that always spray wig hair products 12 inches away from your wig. If you will spray a product in your wig hair close than that you might damage your wig. If you have a synthetic hair wig, don’t use heat or steam on it you will destroy the hair fibers completely. If you want to straighten or curl your wig, make sure it’s a human hair wig.

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Hope you liked this article! If you have more wig styling tips in mind, do comment below.

Author Bio:

This post was written by Beth Martel. She is a mother of two, a medical professional and a humanitarian. She writes about health, beauty and fitness regularly. Check her post on wig combs.