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6 Tips for Healthier Younger Hair

6 Tips for Healthier Younger Hair

USE LESS SHAMPOO Shampoo can strip away shine and causes breakage. Make sure to rinse thoroughly , for about a minute. 2. GO EASY ON WET HAIR Your hair is very fragile when it’s wet. Try to always detangle your hair in he shower, using a wide-tooth comb while you still have conditioner in your hair. And once or twice a week, slather on a creamy deep-conditioning treatment. 3. TURN DOWN THE HEAT Dryness, dullness, flyaways, and frizz are all compounded by blow dryers, curling iron and flatirons.  Upgrade to a less damaging ionic blow dryer or ceramic irons. 4. GUARD YOUR COLOR 4 easy changes you can make to avoid dull hair color. Pop in a filter in your shower head to stop minerals and chlorine in tap water from fading color. Avoid products that list alcohol as the top 5 ingredients, since they can dry out hair. Add a mist of SPF on your hair in the summer; last but not least, using an at home gloss treatment once a month will be helpful because it leaves  a clear deposit on the outside of the hair to reflect light. 5. LOOSEN UP Tight pony tails, braids and topknots put stress on your roots and lead to breakage. Adding volume to your hair can make it look healthier....

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Common Face Washing Mistakes

Common Face Washing Mistakes

Excessive cleansing- Cleaning your skin more than twice a day can strip your skin of it’s natural oils and can actually cause your skin to produce MORE oil. Even if you are prone to breakouts or have super oily skin you should still only wash your face morning and night.

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Stay Hydrated

Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated can help minimize the appearance of wrinkles Everyone knows they should aim to sip enough H2O daily to stay hydrated but there’s another reason you should load up on liquid’s. Keeping your skin quenched helps it stay soft and supple. When your skin is dry, which brings out fine lines and creases. Water parched skin tends to look flat and dull, which brings out fine lines and creases. Water also flushes out any toxins that your body collects, which can have a negative impact on your skin.  ...

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Good skin care regimen

Good skin care regimen

What does a good skin care regimen look like? There are three main components of a good skin care regimen: 1. Exfoliation:  This is the process of taking away the top layer of the skin, or the Stratum Corneum. It is similar to the effect of polishing a car; it may last for for a very short time but if done everyday, it will break down the skin layer by layer.  You will start to notice that you have reached your deeper layers of skin when it starts to feel “raw” or little “red”.  When this occurs, the deeper layer creates some inflammation which stimulates new collagen recruitment.  The collagen will provide some tightening effect of the skin.  This in conjunction with smoothing out the skin surface with the exfoliation process, may also stimulate increased growth of collagen, creating an overall effect of smoother and tighter skin. There are three main methods to exfoliate: mechanical, chemical, and energy-based. An example of a mechanical method is Microdermabrasion.  Microdermabrasion at a spa is the best ans safest method of use.  However, it is expensive and time-consuming.  Traditionally, scrubbing your facial skin with a sponge such as a Buff-Puff everyday in the shower may provide a more economical way to exfoliate the skin.  If you have acne-prone skin,  use milder products such as Cetaphil or white Dial soap with the sponging. Other great products to use are Skinceutical‘s cleansers. They are medical grade products and are excellent for all skin types. Chemical Methods includes products that contain chemicals such as salicyclic acid, glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, or beta hydroxy acid that helps to soften the top skin layer (stratum corneum) by disrupting the adhesion between the cells. Energy-Based Methods is when energy from a laser, ultrasonic, or radiofrequency source can also disrupt the top layer of the skin. 2. Rejuvenation: There are many different things that you can do to help tighten and refine your skin. Skin rejuvenation methods can help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, age spots, and more. PhotoFacial is a great way to help rejuvenate your skin. PhotoFacial uses an Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL, to help treat such skin conditions as mentioned. The IPL helps stimulate the deeper layers of skin and by doing this, it allows the skin to produce more collagen. By producing more collagen, it creates a new outer layer of skin resulting in tighter, younger looking skin. 3. Protection: It is very important to protect your skin in order to minimize unnecessary sun exposure and tanning. Overexposure to UV light can cause serious skin damage no matter your skin color or skin type. The best thing for you to do to prevent overexposure...

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