Category Archives: Skin Care Articles
In the last few years there have been countless new-fangled ingredients in skin care that the sound very fancy and make incredible claims. Some profess to make your wrinkles disappear in one day, others claim that you could bounce a quarter off your skin after using their product, and still others have so many ingredients that you can’t pronounce, you might as well be reading a science book.
Blonds may have more fun, but according to scientific research, they are more prone to wrinkles, than their darker haired contemporaries.
It is impossible to prevent getting wrinkles but there is plenty you can do to reduce the amount of them, and lessen their appearance.
Most of us try to go green in as many facets of our lives as we can – we use CFL light bulbs, we buy organic clothing, and we recycle. However, how often do you look at your beauty products and check how you can be greener in that aspect? Here is a list of harmful chemicals that are currently used in skincare, hair care, makeup, and fragrances. I will warn you; this list will give you pause. You will most likely find that a lot of your beauty products have these chemicals as ingredients!
Winter is a wonderful time of the year – holidays, warm fires, crisp air, and for many, fresh fallen snow. But the colder temperature and lower humidity affect the condition of your skin and hair. Here are some suggestions for protecting your skin and hair:
Got combination skin? This is a common skin type – it’s the kind that can be both oily and dry at the same time. If you’re not sure whether yours is either only oily or dry, here’s a guide to help you determine if you’re a Combo girl. (made that up.:)
Often, due to the dry, cold winter weather, our feet become dry, cracked or callused. This common problem can escalate from red, itchy and blotchy skin to painful cracks and calluses in the heels which in turn can lead to infections.
A freshly washed face, concealed with compact or foundation; a blush to lift up those cheek bones; a lipstick to highlight the shape of the lips and possibly make it look bigger or smaller; eyeliner applied to highlight the eyes and also covered with eye shadow in the background; preferably with a colour that matches the outfit; eyelash extensions or eyelashes covered with volume enhancing mascara, hair straightened/curled and sprayed so it stays still; nails done with polish again preferably matching the outfit; armpits and legs shaved and free from even a speck of body hair; high heels to look taller. When I mentioned all this, what was the first thing that came to your mind?
Greasy hair, dry hair, dandruff, psoriasis of the scalp? Do you have an itching head or an unexplained rash? Do you just wear a hat to hide your hair most of the time?