Month: May 2016

Tired Of Shaving And Waxing Try Laser Removal A Permanent Solution

Waxing Try Laser RemovalWhile many are content to wax or shave the hair from their bodies, and they are effective methods, why not permanently remove hair with laser hair treatment? It’s a safe and approved method for hair removal with great results and many benefits.

Benefit 1 – precision

Laser hair treatment or removal is very precise. The laser targets only one follicle at a time and the skin surrounding it is unaffected. Many wonder how laser hair treatment works. When hairs are in the antigen stage, which is the first stage of growth or active it works best. The laser is pointed at the follicle only and the heat or energy from it heats the follicle and inhibits it from growing anymore.

Benefit 2 – Effectiveness

Laser hair treatment has been around for almost 20 years! It’s approved by the FDA as a safe method for permanent hair removal. Permanent meaning long-term reduction in the number of hairs that regrow after following a regime that’s set forth by whomever is doing the treatments.

While it’s stated that it is permanent, people must keep in mind that there’s no guarantee it’ll work on all hair; because as stated before it must be caught in its early stage to be most effective. If one goes around once a month for treatment, then there will be a huge reduction in the amount of hair that actually grows back. Reports that it is very little and not as course have been made.

Benefit 3 – Save Time

Shaving and waxing is very time-consuming, and must be done one to several times per week. With the amount of working people, no one has time between responsibilities and trying to enjoy themselves to worry about being hair-free every couple days. The laser used for the treatment targets several hairs at once, and the service in its entirety takes around half an hour depending on surface area to be covered.

Further, there’s no cleanup after the procedure. One can just get up and go and carry on with their daily routine.

Benefit 4 – Little or No Pain

Laser hair treatment discomfort varies from person to person. This is simply because everyone reacts differently. Those who have undergone treatments refer to it as feeling like a gentle, warm pinch. Of course, some areas of the body are more sensitive than others but when compared to the pain of shaving (razor bumps and nicks) and waxing, it is minimal.

Further, laser hair treatment has been reported as reducing the chance of having ingrown hairs. Anyone that has suffered an ingrown hair on their legs, underarms or anywhere hair grows knows they are extremely painful. They are caused when the hair is unevenly broken with a sharp tip. They even come from waxing! This can all be avoided with laser treatments.

Check for References

Most everyone that’s gone through laser hair removal will tell everyone how amazing the results are. It pays to check in with family and friends to see if they’ve ever tried it, as it’s not something that everyone brags about. See how they liked it and what their results have been like since the treatment. The best advice is that which comes from someone known.

If there’s no one known that’s undergone treatment, then why not be the first? Trust the FDA and studies that it’s a more effective method for hair removal than anything else, then reap the rewards. If planning on going to a local spa for the treatment, make sure they have good reviews and references. The more satisfied customers they have, the greater the chance that you’ll be happy with the results.

How to Use Tea Tree Oil Effectively

Use Tea Tree Oil EffectivelyAs many people who are fans of natural skin care will know, tea tree oil is one of those magical oils that have many powerful effects and can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions. These include treating acne and infections, disinfecting and cleaning pores on the face, and even treating athlete’s foot.

With its anti-bacterial properties, this is an ideal and entirely natural way to treat a variety of skin conditions. However, it is should be used with care, as tea tree oil is also well known for its strength, and when used incorrectly it can actually cause skin irritation rather than soothe areas which are already irritated or inflamed.

There is one instance where is it recommended and safe to apply tea tree oil neat, and this is to acne, but only if done is a very precise manner with a cotton bud dabbed onto each spot. When used neat on normal skin this can cause irritation and redness, but the strength of the oil is most effective when applied neat in this instance.

This can be done at night and in the morning after washing and moisturising the face. If this is done at night it can be very effective at killing the spot and reducing the inflammation significantly by the time morning arrives. For acne, this treatment should be carried out over a period of weeks or months in order to enjoy the best results.

If you are planning a course of tea tree oil for acne, then it is strongly recommended to consult a dermatologist or natural skin care practitioner first of all in order to get their guidance on your particular skin condition. These experts will be able to advise you more specifically on your use of tea tree oil and warn you of any particular precautions that you may need to take.

For those who are suffering from acne in hard to reach places on the body or on a larger area of skin, a general spot treatment can be formulated by mixing tea tree oil with a base oil such as coconut oil, or with aloe vera. This can consist of a mix of 10% to 20% of tea tree to the base oil, which will make it less potent but also less irritating to the skin.

For the right percentage of dilution, consult a skin care expert who will be able to guide you in accordance with the tolerance of your own skin to this oil. These diluted treatments can then be used on larger areas of the body, with nourishing coconut oil recommended for the body and soothing aloe vera recommended for the face.

These treatments are also good for other skin problems, such as athlete’s foot or blackheads and very oily skin on the face. In these cases the anti-bacterial properties of the oil and the base product will act to sooth, nourish and disinfect the problem areas for noticeable results over an extended course of treatment of a few weeks.

There are other ways of using this oil rather than direct application, and one great method for those suffering from a skin infection all over their body is by adding a few drops to a warm bath and enjoying a soak. This can then be towelled off and regular body moisturiser applied, which is very effective for a more gentle treatment that does not require direct application of the product.

Likewise, tea tree oil can also be added to existing beauty products such a moisturisers, shampoos and shower gels in order to enjoy some of the anti-bacterial benefits in a much more diluted solution, and without investing in another base product either. These are just some of the best ways to start integrating the benefits of tea tree oil into your skincare regime.

 

Beauty Care Tips To Follow This Summer

Beauty CareAs the weather changes we all want to look great and not be affected by the heat and dust. As we get our fashion and makeup game on point, here is how to take care of that skin as well.

If you want your outfit and fashion jewellery to compliment you well, you got to have that natural glow. Having a set routine helps you stay away from dull, irritated skin that looks out of place in your perfect get-up. Here’s how to keep it in this dust filled world:

1. Exfoliate! Exfoliate!

It is extremely important to set your exfoliation routine set and down to pat just like cleansing and moisturizing. This will help get all the dirt out of your pores, remove dead skin and bring that smooth, glowing skin to the surface. The perfect routine is to cleans, exfoliate and then moisturize. It’s not just your face, but every part of your body, arms, legs, underarms everywhere.

2. Clean Up

If you go to sleep without cleaning off your make-up then it is a major mistake. With your skin under the make-up you put, it gets no breathing space at any point. This makes it vital for you to clean off everything and then head to bed so that your skin gets a proper sleep as well. All your fashion jewellery will not be able to work any magic if your skin is not healthy.

3. Spark Up Your Skin

After the whole cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing, do not forget to add sunscreen this summer. Extra things like facial serum, oil adds the needed glow and you don’t need use a lot of it. Sunscreen is an absolute, f you go out without any on, get ready to be super tanned or worse sun-burned. It is important to spark up your skin, bring that extra zest to it and still protect it.

4. Set A Make-Up Routine For Yourself

Don’t blindly follow what make-up tutorials are telling you. First figure out your skin type and what suits your skin. There are certain products or brands that do not suit every skin type. In summers you don’t need very loud make-up. A basic foundation, mascara and a liner along with a nice shade of lipstick is enough to make you shine. Overdoing your make-up makes your face too bright and overshadows your clothes and fashion jewelry.

5. Mix-Match Your Shampoo and Conditioner

With the increasing amount of pollution in the country, it is impossible to keep your hair dust free and healthy without putting in any work. So, choose your shampoo according to your scalp; is it oily or is it dry and then a moisturizing conditioner to help your ends. The best mix will help increase the shine, volume and texture of your hair and help you get that perfect look.

6. Get Your Beauty Sleep

As it is said by everyone, beauty sleep or an adequate number of hours of sleep is very important. As you sleep, your eyes rest which then helps your eye bags relax. Your skin rejuvenates; repairs and looks refreshed. A set pattern, time and amount of sleep are very important not just for your skin but the whole body.

7. Clean It Up

Make sure your make-up kit is clean and de-cluttered. Cleaning your brushes and sponges after a use, this help stop irritation and breakouts on your face. Letting them sit with make-up on it for too long can cause rashes and infections. Clean out your drawers by throwing out old products that have expired or dried-up, do not use them.

23 Quick Tips to Keep Coloured Hair Looking Extraordinary

Coloured Hair Looking ExtraordinaryAlmost everyone in their lifetime has coloured their hair that has faded away much faster. Most of the time we wish the colour stayed as long and as fabulous looking as it could. With a little extra care and creativity, you can protect your hair colour and keep your hair looking as it was coloured yesterday. These 23 quick tips might just save your day (and colour!)

  1. The foremost thing to consider when deciding to colour your hair, is the quality of colour to be used. Ask your stylist to use only the best quality colours that conditions too. While it may cost you an extra dime, it is going to be worth every penny once you are done colouring and you see it staying for long and nice. Professional hair colours that have superior conditioning properties than those sold loosely in retail are the best option to go for. Another great option is ammonia-free colours that are all the rage now.
  1. The staying power of colour depends the choice of colour. You may not know but red colour family is the first to fade away. Colours like red, mahogany, burgundy and all others from the same family bleed faster than any other colour family. Their large molecular size is to be blamed which makes them more difficult to penetrate into the hair shaft, thus making them more susceptible to fading. Be sure to use a high-definition red hue that lends minimum stress to the hair cuticle.
  1. Too much of shampooing can be ruining your coloured hair. While ammonia-free colours are demi-permanent as they have a 20-28 shampoo resistant time frame, permanent hair colours too can fade off too quickly with regular washing. Wash your hair less often to retain the natural oil of the scalp that conditions your coloured hair naturally. This will help keep the vibrant colour.
  1. Do not shampoo your hair immediately after shampooing. In fact, hair companies and stylists suggest just conditioning the hair with a good mask after washing off the applied colour. This helps to lock in the colour.
  1. Wait for at least two days after you have coloured your hair. This will give the colour ample time to set in the hair and less likely to be washed off faster.
  1. The days when you are not shampooing, try to keep your hair dry in the shower by either tying it up or wearing a shower cap. Protecting it to get wet can save it from fading faster.
  1. When shampooing colour-treated hair, wash it under tepid or cold water. Never wash hair with hot water, even in winters. This might take a toll on your hair quality and make the colour fade faster.
  1. Every time that you shampoo your hair, be sure to condition it as well. Go for hair spas or heavy hair masks once in a week to lock in the moisture and make your colour-treated hair appear shinier and healthier.
  1. The kind of shampoo and conditioner you use on your hair decides in how you hair is going to look. Go for professional shampoo and conditioners that are high in conditioning qualities. Salon grade products protect and condition your hair, thus minimizing the damage of colour on your hair.
  1. Special colour-protecting shampoos are available for colour-treated hair. Use them whenever you shampoo your hair. Try the conditioner from the same range. This will make your colour last longer.
  1. Look for sulphate-free shampoos. Sulphates tend to wash off colour faster, thus making hair look lifeless and dry. Sulphate free shampoos are much safer option.
  1. Clarifying shampoos are good only before colouring. Use them to remove any traces of dirt, dust and chemicals such as hairsprays, resins and wax. Using it after colouring your hair might make it strip away hair colour due to high concentration of detergent in them.
  1. Use leave in conditioners for that added care and softness to the hair. Leave-in conditioners are a great way to protect coloured hair from heat styling products, dirt and dust. Its special formulation locks in the moisture and leaves it tangle free and soft for hours.
  1. Go for deep conditioning treatment at least once in 15-25 days if you have coloured hair. These treatments give a boost to the colour and make it look fresher. You can either opt for it at a salon or do it yourself at home. Apply a deep conditioning treatment cream onto the hair from roots to tips and wrap your hair up in a soft warm towel. After 30mins, wash off to get shinier healthy looking hair.
  1. A hot oil treatment definitely has its benefits. Go for an oil rich in minerals such as coconut and castor oil mix. Apply it on hair that has been freshly shampooed and cleaned. Apply heat by either a hot towel or a steamer. Wash off after 30mins with cold water.
  1. Heat protecting products are a great way to protect coloured hair from heat tools. Spray a good amount of heat protectant spray or mousse on to the hair before using blow dryer or straightener. This will save the hair from going extremely dry and unmanageable. Finish with a protective hairspray.
  1. The importance of a healthy diet in great looking hair cannot be denied. What you eat will reflect on your skin and hair. Foods rich in iron, fibre and vitamins will add lustre and growth to your hair. Protein rich food helps the keratin in the hair and improves texture. Consume protein rich food such as fish, meat, cheese, egg whites and soy to enjoy gorgeous looking hair.
  1. Supplements are a great way to boost your hair growth and look. If you are not getting enough nutrients from your diet, try taking iron and vitamin supplements such as Vitamin A, B-complex and Vitamin C. Biotin, an essential Vitamin B, is said to strengthen weak hair and support growth. It is found in salmon, egg yolks, sardines and carrots. If your diet is lacking in these, take supplements to keep your hair healthier and shinier.
  1. Avoid chlorine, mostly found in swimming pools for colour treated hair. Chemicals in chlorine may react with hair colour and cause it to change in hue. Always apply a protective leave-in conditioner before entering the pol. This will help the colour to lock in and prevent chlorine from stripping away the colour and softness.
  1. If you are out in the sun frequently, use a UV protection to protect your hair colour from harmful rays of the sun. Leave in sprays, styling products and hairsprays have SPF in them. Invest in some good ones and use them before going out in the sun to prevent damage. Wear a hat or a cap if you are going to be out for long.
  1. Try not to colour your hair too frequently. Too much of colouring can strip your hair of its natural oils and make them look dry and frizzy. Colouring your greys once in 5-6 weeks is good enough. Invest in touch-up kits, spray on concealers or hair mascaras to tackle untimely greys instead of colouring your whole hair for 2-3 grey hairs.
  1. Remember never to over process your hair with colour. Stick to the time mentioned in the colouring kit if you are doing it at home. Chemicals in the colour will damage your hair if kept for too long. Again, avoid colouring your hair immediately after any chemical treatment such as straightening or perming. If you want to do both, ask for ammonia free colours that condition while colouring.
  1. Go for regular trims to save yourself from dry locks and split ends. Colouring does make the hair dry and damaged. Regular trims every few months will save you from frayed ends.