Alpha Hydroxy Acids
Alpha Hydroxy Acids treatments have the ability to create a clearer complexion. Free from acne scars, fine wrinkles or dull looking skin.
Whether glycolic, lactic or arginine is used-they are all still acids! AHAs dissolve the natural moisturizing factor that acts as a glue to hold dead cells in the stratum corneum together.
Acids penetrate into the skin if not properly neutralized and a mixture of baking soda and cool water should always be used by your esthetician or dermatologist as a first rinse mixture to stop the process of exfoliation on your skin, because at this point the treatment has reduced the thickness of the stratum corneum and the skin has now become sensitive....
Skin Care Home Remedies
Natural homemade recipes for your skin are simple to make and cost-effective. What you put on your skin is just as important as what you eat. Commercial products often contain chemicals that are absorbed by your skin finding their way into the bloodstream which can be harmful to your overall health.
Virgin coconut oil/butter makes for a good moisturizer by providing a protective layer that locks in natural moisture. Coconut oil solidifies at temperatures below 78 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the coconut butter in small lip balm or eye cream jars or any small sterilized jar....
Sunless Tanning Information & Methods
Tanning products, both sunless and sun, go to work on the epidermis, or the outside layer of your skin, and not the dermis or inner layer. However, the layer of epidermis that is affected by sunless versus the layer affected by sun tanning products differs.
Sun tanning lotions, sprays, gels or foams, go to work on the stratum basale or deepest layer and sunless tanning items go to work on the stratum corneum or outermost layer.
WHEN TO APPLY:
Since most self tanning lotions have no sunscreen for protection outdoors, the best time to use self tanners is at night before going to bed....
Beauty SleepThe health and beauty of a good night's sleep by Cathy GatsonSleeping is a necessity, not a luxury. A good night's sleep is just as crucial to maintaining wellness as is a healthy diet and proper exercise. The Importance of SleepSleep is a restorative process. While we're sleeping, our brain is cycling through the 3 stages of sleep: light, deep and REM. Sleep restores, rejuvenates and energizes the body and brain. Our immune systems are recharged, cells grow and repair themselves, and our bodies conserve energy....
Preparing for Rhinoplasty Surgery
You've done your research, had several consultations, selected your surgeon and scheduled the surgery. Now what? Following some prudent "rhinoplasty before and after" suggestions can shorten your recovery, help to protect and preserve your health and improve your outcome. Here's a typical scenario of things to keep in mind before your rhinoplasty surgery.
The night before the procedure, do not eat or drink anything after midnight. If your doctor has more stringent protective measures, by all means follow them - he's only looking out for your health and safety....
Important Facts You Must Know About Dandruff
Do you know that dandruff affects about 70% of the American population? Do you know that they spend $300,000,000 trying to get rid of it?
Dandruff is the most widespread problem of the scalp! But youmust understand that it is not contagious and it is not a disease! Dandruff can not threaten your life, but it often threatens your mental peace.
Shedding of skin is a natural phenomenon. The skin of your scalp replenishes every month. The dead cells that previously formed your scalp now make up the dandruff....
Exercise and Your Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic surgery can make an exciting and lasting difference in the way your face and body look. Many see the results as 'life-changing'. You will feel more confident and positive about yourself. It marks the beginning of a new attitude about you and your health. When you look good you'll want to maintain that appearance. Not surprisingly, many start incorporating exercise and better eating habits into their daily routine, habits that will help you look and feel younger longer. The better your physical condition is prior to surgery, the better your surgical outcome will be....
Skin Care Enhance Your Pretty Look
Who doesn't want to look beautiful? Everybody wants to look pretty and fresh. Taking care of your skin is one way to achieve what you hope for. Whether we like it or not, beauty does seem to affect the ease and success of an individual's life. That's why no body wants to look pale, unhealthy and dull.
Perfect beauty is absolutely what you and all women desire. You can feel good about yourself if you have good look. Thus, skin care, hair care, and other beauty treatments should be on your program then....
5 Tips to Enjoying Your Day Spa Visit
There's just something about walking into a day spa, isn't there? It's a haven from your hectic every day life, an oasis that lets you do something just for you. That massage or body treatment feels like a guilty indulgence, even though it's probably necessary for your sanity!
Whether you're visiting a day spa for the first time or the fiftieth, these tips will help you get the most out of your massage, body wrap, aromatherapy, etc.
1. Remember when Mom told you not to swim for an hour after eating?...
How to Halt the Train of Aging
Aging would not be so bad if it did not tell on us at every encounter. As we hug one another, we register the love handles on the other's waist, the flab on their arms and the sag on their cheeks. We stare into each other's faces. After all, only saints find no pleasure in the wrinkles of their peers. We are not inexcusable sinners; we are checking to see how well we are holding up. Estimating someone's age and deciding how well that person has aged tells us a lot. Looking and feeling younger than chronological age has increasingly becomes a yardstick of success....
Being a Beautiful Bride
Everybody wants to be a glowing beautiful bride on that special day. Taking care of your skin will make it appear more flawless when the makeup artist will apply the foundation.
Drink plenty of water, get facials and on the day of your wedding cleanse, tone, and moisturize.
If you have tired looking eyes try some cucumber eye cream. One word of caution: do not get a facial two weeks before your wedding day because as with any facial, skin might get irritated and you end up with either pimple or skin irritation....
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