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Monthly Archives: June 2016

About Hair Removal

Tweezing by and large doesn’t make hair become back darker, and it’s an impeccably sufficient strategy for hair evacuation in the event that you have just a couple stray hairs on your button. Be that as it may, it can be dreary and tedious on the off chance that you have a ton of ground to cover. To make it less demanding, put resources into great tweezers and a high amplification reflect. Tweezing is most effortless after a hot shower or shower. In the event that the development is somewhat heavier, you may attempt other transitory techniques. (Shaving is compelling on your legs, however not a decent decision for your face.)

Notwithstanding culling, your alternatives incorporate waxing, fading, and concoction depilatories. Waxing keeps hair under control four to six weeks. Culling, fading, and depilatories last around a few weeks or less. Every strategy has advantages and disadvantages. Waxing expels hair rapidly and easily however can be difficult and costly in the event that you complete it in a salon. You additionally risk harming your hair shafts and getting ingrown hairs. Blanching is truly simple, yet it can blaze and sting on the off chance that you abandon it on too long. Make certain to utilize an item made particularly for the face, not the arms or legs. It’s a decent alternative if your hair shading diverges from your skin shading. The day preceding, test a fix on your internal wrist to ensure you don’t get redness or swelling. You ought to do a fix test with depilatories also. These items, which come in vaporized, salve, cream, and move on arrangements, contain a concoction that breaks up the surface of the hair, isolating it from the skin.

Read instructions very carefully; leaving a depilatory on too long can irritate your skin. Also, make sure you get a preparation made specifically for the part of your body you’re targeting. A product aimed at hair on your legs could well be too strong for your face. In any case, you shouldn’t use depilatories around your eyes or on inflamed or broken skin.

For longer-term hair removal, you can hit hair follicles with the more expensive options of lasers or electrolysis. Lasers work best when you’re attacking dark hair on pale skin; however, some newer methods target other skin and hair combinations. It usually takes several treatments to get at hair in different stages of growth. Electrolysis also takes several treatments and can be painful; if your technician isn’t properly trained, you could get an infection from an unsterile needle or even scarring. And both of these procedures can be costly. For either, be sure to check the credentials of the operator. Most states require people to be specially licensed to perform these procedures. If you can, get a recommendation from a dermatologist or your physician.

You may have seen ads for face creams and moisturizers that claim to slow hair growth. Try these products and see if you notice a difference. They may not actually slow growth but rather make it less obvious. That could be enough for you. If it isn’t, you might ask your doctor about prescription medications to slow hair growth. One of the newest is Vaniqa (eflornithine HCl). After about eight weeks, you may find that you need to tweeze or wax less frequently.

Using Eyelash Curler

Eyeliner, eye shadow, and mascara are standard apparatuses in any cosmetics unit. In any case, cosmetics stars realize that utilizing an eyelash styler can promote improve your eyes by making them look more extensive and brighter. Cheap and simple to utilize, an eyelash styler is likewise protected if utilized legitimately. Perused on for data about sorts of eyelash stylers and well ordered directions.

Eyelash Curler Options

There are two sorts of eyelash stylers — the ordinary clasp down kind and the more up to date warmed eyelash styler. “Albeit manual or warmed stylers can be utilized to twist the lashes, the impacts are just impermanent, from everyday,” notes lash beautician Twanna Smith, proprietor of Glam Eyelash and Brow Bar Salon in Duluth, GA.

Conventional eyelash styler

This styler is metal and has a similar sort of handles you’d find on a couple of scissors. The handles open and close a clasp that, when crushed tight for a few moments, creates the twist. The twisting end has an elastic cushion to shield fragile eyelashes from the metal cinch. The styler works by creasing your lashes up toward your forehead, making them look longer and more maintained. “Search for an eyelash styler that is bended, not straight,” instructs Candice Torres with respect to Younique. “The bended base adjusts well to the common state of the eye and can get nearer to your lash line without squeezing.” Be certain to pick a model with a decent measured cushion to press against your lashes and in addition a characteristic formed handle, which will be less demanding to hold, she recommends. To maintain a strategic distance from conceivable contamination, you’ll need to supplant the cushion on the styler at regular intervals. An eyelash styler regularly costs amongst $5 and $25, contingent upon the brand and the store. Think about purchasing as a substitution pack of the elastic cushions in the meantime.

Heated eyelash curlers

Heated eyelash curlers are another option. Some use a small heated brush rather than a clamp to curl the eyelashes. You run the heated brush from the base of the lashes to the tip, working from the center of the eye out to the edges. Heated eyelash curlers cost from $10 to $20.

Step-by-Step Advice From the Pros

If you have one of the newer, heated curlers, you should follow the manufacturer’s instructions. If you prefer the traditional, inexpensive model, follow these tips to get the best curl.

Start with clean lashes.

For the best results, make sure to remove any old mascara from your eyelashes before you curl them. Old mascara can clog your curler or cause your lashes to clump, Torres explains, so it’s important to remove it. Use a gentle, oil-free eye makeup remover; any oil on the lashes would cause your new application of mascara to smudge. “The mascara will go on so much easier when your lashes are curled and more easily accessible,” Torres says. “I have naturally stick-straight lashes, so it’s hard to reach every little hair unless I curl them first.”

Next, do your eyelid makeup

“Put your eyeshadow and liner on first, then curl your lashes and add your favorite mascara,” Torres says.

Clamp with care

“Open the eyelash curler — and your eyes — and place your upper lashes between the padded base and the top,” Torres says. “Wiggle the eyelash curler into place, trying to get as close to your upper lash line/eyelid without pinching the skin. Don’t be scared — just go slowly if it’s your first time. “Close the clamp with the handle and gently squeeze in place for 10 to 15 seconds.”

To avoid a sharp bend and to create a natural curled look, gently release the curler and move it up the lash, away from the lid, by one or two millimeters, and again clamp the lashes for five to 10 seconds. Gently release the curler and repeat the process one or two more times, moving the curler up the lashes, closer to the end of the lashes each time.

You can repeat the process if you feel that your eyelashes are not sufficiently curled. Once you’re satisfied, add mascara. “In order to maintain the most curl, try to find a formula that’s not too wet or heavy,” Torres says.

You might need a little practice — to learn how to maneuver eyelashes through the clamp, how to comfortably clamp down, and how to use mascara to maintain that curl. But in very little time, you’ll create beautiful, long lashes with almost no effort.

Take Care of Your Lashes

You might have the best curler and mascara on the market, but it won’t help you if you don’t care for your lashes.

“The main problem with lashes is people tend to unconsciously fiddle with them, which can lead to shedding,” cautions dermatologist Lisa M. Donofrio, MD, associate clinical professor in the department of dermatology at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT, and spokesperson for the American Academy of Dermatology. ” Side sleepers may also repeatedly crush their lashes, which can lead to lash loss over time.”

Dr. Donofrio recommends talking to your dermatologist if your lashes seem sparse — you may be able to use a prescription or over-the-counter serum to spur lusher lash growth. Or, when a curler isn’t enough, eyelash extensions may be option, Smith suggests. These individual lashes, applied along your own lash line, can last for up to six weeks with the right care.

Eyebrow Shaping Tips

You don’t need to pay spa costs to get excellent eyebrows. Ensured eyebrow pro Karen Garcia of Dimitri Dermatology and the Glow Beauty Salon in Kenner, LA, offers eyebrow forming tips to help you look awesome.

Before you begin with hair expulsion, consider what you need your eyebrows to look like and what shape best suits your face. Garcia offers this counsel with respect to eyebrow molding.

For profound set eyes : Keep the temples isolated by the full length of your eye, with a low to normal curve. On the off chance that the curve is too high, you could look either irate or amazed.

For close-set eyes : Keep the temples isolated by not exactly the length of the eye.

For wide-set eyes : Extend the temples internal a bit, however not all that nearby that you seem, by all accounts, to be scowling.

Eyebrow Shaping Tips

Brush your eyebrows up and snip the longest hairs beyond the natural arch using sharp, tiny nail scissors, taking care not to take off too much at the outer corners. Brush brows down and trim what is below the brow line in the same way. “My preference is to find the natural arch,” Garcia says. “You can find it by drawing an imaginary line from the outside of your pupil up to your brow bone. That’s where your arch should be.”

If you’re having a hard time visualizing a good shape, or if you have sparse brows, try brow stencils. You can also try free-hand if you draw well, says brow and lash specialist Twanna Smith, owner of Glam Eyelash and Brow Bar Salon, in Duluth, GA.

One you have the shape in mind, it’s time to figure out how long your brows should be. “I create an imaginary line — or grab a ruler — from the outer corner of the nose to the outer corner of the eye,” Garcia says. Do this on each side to get a sense of brow length. But, she adds, don’t extend your brow past the outer corner of your eye. “This can give you a droopy look.”

When tweezing, to lessen discomfort from plucking, wipe the brow area with a cotton ball soaked in an astringent. The coolness of the astringent can have a brief numbing effect. You might also want to use a warm wash cloth to open the pores and make plucking a bit easier.

Do’s and Don’ts of Eyebrow Shaping

  • Do invest in a pair of quality tweezers. Garcia says her favorite tweezers are stainless steel. “Other metals can irritate your skin,” she notes. Look for those that have a slanted tip, and always keep your tweezers clean.
  • Do most of your tweezing under the brow to get the shape. Only tweeze the occasional hair over the top of your brow line, Garcia advises.
  • Do brush your brows daily. If they are curly or can’t seem to stay in place, use a brow gel, Garcia suggests.
  • Don’t use a magnifying mirror. “It gives you a false view of what your brows should look like,” Garcia says. The danger is that you’ll pluck aggressively and thin your brows too much, she explains.
  • Don’t over tweeze.The main cause of most thinning brows is over-plucking, which irreparably destroys the hair follicle so even serums can’t help the brows grow back, cautions dermatologist Lisa M. Donofrio, MD, an associate clinical professor of dermatology at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT, and a spokesperson for the American Academy of Dermatology. If your eyebrows seem to be getting thinner, and you don’t tweeze aggressively, talk to your doctor, Dr. Donofrio adds. This could be a sign of thyroid disease.
  • Don’t dig tweezers into skin. If the hair is too short for tweezing, putting the tweezers into the skin may result in scraping, bleeding, infection, or even scarring.
  • Do give your brows some rehab. If you’ve over-tweezed or you just don’t like your current shape, take a tweezer breather. “You’d be surprised how much you can achieve by just letting them grow out,” says Garcia, who recommends leaving brows alone for three months with just minor clean-ups over that time period. Then find a brow pro to help you identify a brow shape you can maintain.

Amazing Summer Skin Tips

Summer is an awesome time of year, however the sun and warmth can incur significant damage on your skin, hair, and body. That doesn’t mean you ought to stay inside — with a little care and a couple of precautionary measures, you can appreciate summer to its fullest.

1. Attempt a Self-Tanner

Bright (UV) beams from the sun are exceptionally harming, particularly UVA beams. They not just blaze your skin and cause untimely maturing, however can likewise prompt to skin disease.

Thus, rather than lying for a considerable length of time in the sun, understand that sun kissed shine with a self-leather expert. Numerous salons offer splash on tan administrations, or you can buy a modest self-tanning cream at your nearby drugstore. Steady self-tanning creams keep your skin smooth as they help you control just precisely how bronzed you get to be, and they are less inclined to streaking. Simply recollect to shed before you put forth a concentrated effort leather treater to evacuate any go skin that could pick away abundance shading and prompt to an uneven appearance.

2. Slather on Sunscreen

Many dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. The Skin Cancer Foundation points out that tests demonstrated SPF 30 products block out only 4 percent more rays — 97 percent compared to 93 percent for SPF 15. So know that you’re getting more protection with SPF 30, but not double the amount of SPF 15. In the past, broad-spectrum SPF sunscreens made skin look whitish because of the opaque nature of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which physically block UV rays, but with more refined, micronized formulations, you can get their sun protection benefits without the ghostly appearance.

More sunscreen smarts to follow include:

  • Check the sunscreen’s ingredients list; it should contain agents that block both UVA and UVB rays.
  • Apply sunscreen regularly, as it will wear off with prolonged swimming or sweating.
  • Even if it’s cloudy, ultraviolet rays can still reach your skin, so wear sunscreen even on sunless days.
  • Many makeup and skin care products contain an SPF agent, but don’t be fooled: Look for the SPF number and use extra sunscreen if it’s below 15.

3. Give ’Em Lip Service

Use a lip sunscreen with SPF agent even if you’re putting lipstick on, too.

4. Remember Hair Care

The beating sun will hit your hair hard, but there are a number of sprays containing SPF that you can put on after you wash your hair. This is a must if your tresses has been chemically treated.

Another tip: Don’t overwash your hair as this can remove the oils that naturally protect it.

5. Exfoliate Head to Toe

Expensive scrubs and salts feel wonderful, but if you’re on a budget, you can do just as good a job using an exfoliation mitt or glove and your regular body wash. Gentle exfoliation is essential if you’ve had any area waxed, particularly in the bikini area, as it can help prevent ingrown hairs.

6. Moisturize and Nourish With Oils

Elbows, feet, and ankles can get very dry, so try avocado oil to keep them healthy and smooth. Avocado oil not only moisturizes, but also has nourishing properties as it contains vitamin E.

7. Be Kind to Your Face

Chemical peels, creams, scrubs, and other products containing glycolic acids and retinoids should not be used if you spend a lot of time in the sun: These treatments can make your skin more sun sensitive and cause more damage to your skin. If you must use them, wear a hat and sunscreen to protect your face. Follow this advice as well if you’re taking certain antibiotics, such as tetracycline, which also make you more prone to sunburn.

8. Try Mineral Makeup

Because mineral makeup has a light powder base, it won’t sweat off as easily as regular foundation. Some mineral bases even contain a built-in SPF. And you don’t have to spend a fortune: Check out what’s in the aisles at your local pharmacy or supermarket. There are many inexpensive brands there that are as good as the more pricey products sold in department stores.

9. You Are What You Eat

Your skin needs lots of vitamins and minerals to stay healthy, so check out your local farmer’s market for the freshest fare in summer fruits and vegetables. Foods rich in antioxidants and protein, such as fresh produce, fish, and eggs, can stimulate collagen growth, which keeps the skin elastic and helps prevent wrinkles.

10. Drink Plenty of Water

The beating sun can dry your skin and make you sweat more, so keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water. If you’re active, you need to drink at least 8 glasses during the day. Be careful though: You can actually drink too much and that can be dangerous.