Body Scrub For a Smooth Skin: Benefits, Recommendations & a DIY guide

Your skin needs exfoliation every now and then to feel fresh and rejuvenated. Hence scrubbing is a very essential part of your daily regime when it comes to cleansing your body.

Wild morning to you! Lately, I feel as if my skin is under a constant pressure due to too much heat and strong sun. That’s why I decided to make a gentle DIY body scrub with thyme and sea salt. I believe that my skin deserves some extra attention and that’s why today’s post is focused on the benefits of body scrubs.

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(C) Sweetest Journey

When it comes to summer, exposure to the sun, humidity and high temperatures, my biggest no-no are any cosmetic products that seem heavy; I hate body lotions, sunscreens or any kind of make-up that would leave a so-called film on my skin that would linger. You know, that feeling of icky, when it’s too humid, or that feeling that your face will soon melt because of a too-heavy eyeshadow. During these long days of heat waves, I prefer to go as light as possible on anything that I use. (or eat, for that matter. and dress as well.)

That is why I decided to focus more on body scrubs: add a few ingredients, some for their benefits, other for fragrance and with a bit of oil my skin feels soft and refreshed. Moreover, the reasons to make a homemade body scrub are quite obvious:

Read more: https://www.wildfornature.com/2017/06/body-scrub-benefits-recommendations-diy-guide

 

Choosing the Right Doctor for You

If you have been researching or considering cosmetic surgery, then it may be time for you to take the next step in achieving your dreams. Here are the top ten questions you should ask your cosmetic surgeon.

20 Essential Questions to Ask at a Cosmetic Surgery Consultation

Before you trust a doctor with your body, health, and money, make sure they’re as qualified as they claim. “Be your own advocate and research, research, research,” says Dr. Renato Saltz, a surgeon in Salt Lake City. Read reviews, look at before and after photos posted by their patients (not just the doctor), and meet with them for a consultation, either in-person or via Skype, if they’re out of your area.

We recommend consulting at least three plastic surgeons (not their nurse or salesperson), so you can compare their answers and approaches. Use this list of essential questions at your appointments to get the most complete picture of their experience, qualifications, and what you can expect if you choose them.

1. Are you board-certified to perform this procedure?

What to listen for: In the United States, surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as many physicians certified by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Ophthalmology, have undergone the most rigorous training, passed written and oral exams, and continued to adhere to a stringent code of medical ethics. Also pay attention to how they describe the credentials of their staff and their commitment to patient safety.

You’ll also want to check each surgeon’s profile on their state’s Department of Health website to see if any disciplinary action has been taken against them.

2. Where will my surgery be performed?

What to listen for: Your surgery should be done in a hospital or in an accredited outpatient surgery center that’s been certified for patient safety by the Joint Commission, the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), and/or Medicare.

 

Read more: https://www.realself.com/choosing-doctor-20-essential-questions-cosmetic-surgery-consultation

 

The 5 Best Ceramic Flat Irons

Probably going to buy a new flat iron this coming weekend.  So if you are looking for the best ceramic flat irons, this article provides a great summary of the features plus the pros and cons of some of the most popular flat irons.

For many, flat irons are as essential to their everyday hair routines as shampoo and conditioner. With that in mind, choosing and using one of best ceramic flat irons can be the difference between slow, strenuous straightening that causes damage and smooth, silky locks that are easy to achieve.

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In general, ceramic is one of the most popular materials used for flat iron plates and is a great choice for most hair types when it comes to damage-free styling. Why? For starters, ceramic irons don’t run the risk of overheating or frying the hair. Instead, they use gentle infrared energy that’s distributed consistently and uniformly over the plates and onto each strand. Essentially, the plates release the same amount of energy which results in even, temperature-controlled styling that won’t damage your hair. Ceramic plates are also very smooth, which is part of the reason they rose quickly in popularity when they first came to market. Instead of those old-fashioned straighteners that caused split-ends and flyaways from snagging and pulling, ceramic tools glide effortlessly through most hair types. Aside from the fact that this causes less damage (can you see a theme here?), this also cuts down styling time.

Ceramic straighteners do have one flaw, however — they are fairly delicate. Their plates are more prone to chipping and breakage, and if the iron you choose has only a ceramic coating, it may peel off after prolonged use and expose the metal underneath, which will damage your hair. So, always opt for fully ceramic plates when purchasing a flat iron.

Read more: https://www.bustle.com/p/the-5-best-ceramic-flat-irons-7822693

 

What is ‘glass skin’? How to achieve the latest Korean beauty look

I noticed that my facial skin was extremely dry and appeared to have aged during that short period. I envy the skin of Korean women coz they have that glowing skin which they called a glass skin nowadays. Is it hard to achieve?

Terms like dewy, fresh and radiant are often casually thrown about when it comes to talking about skin. None of them need much explanation and they all refer to that fresh-faced, well-rested glow that most of us wish we woke up with every morning. The latest term that has been thrown into the mix is ‘glass’, but is it really any different to what’s come before?

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(C) Renewme Skin Clinic – blogger

What is glass skin?

Think smooth, flawless, poreless skin with a beautiful, almost ethereal sheen to it. Mul-gwang is the Korean term for this finish, but it’s also been described as water glow or sheer skin, and it’s less about make-up and much more about a strategic, effective skincare regiment.

Is it easy to achieve?

Few of us are blessed with naturally flawless skin, however a stringent skincare routine will help bring you closer. LA-based make-up artist Ellie Choi documented her at-home regime on social media a few months back and it went viral.

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/beauty/make-up/glass-skin-achieve-latest-korean-beauty-look

 

10 Bizarre Beauty Trends You’ll Be Happy You Don’t Have Time For

Year 2017 is the rise of makeup products and lots of beauty products. But there are lots of bizarre things that got also popular in social media. Check out these weird/bizarre beauty trends this year 2017!

These days I’m lucky if I have the time (or energy) to shower and brush my teeth, let alone put on makeup, do my hair, or get my nails done. But if you’re anything like me, these trends will make you thankful that you barely have time to sport a messy bun.

Here are the strangest beauty trends of 2017:

1. Faux freckles

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(C) Total Beauty

Yes, FAKE freckles. Turns out the spots I’ve been trying to hide on my face for over a decade are now the new, hot thing. I really wish I could go back in time and reassure adolescent me that my freckles would be considered cool one day.

But not just any fake freckles will do. The trendiest freckles come in rainbow and metallic shades. There are even permanent freckle tattoos (What could possibly go wrong?).

Read more:  http://www.scarymommy.com/bizarre-beauty-trends

 

How to Choose the Right Hair Dryer

Not all of us are gifted with silky smooth and delightful hair. The rest of us with frizzy, unruly, dry and fly away hair will just have to depend on technology beauties like the hair dryer. When searching for a new hair dryer, there are lots of things to consider. Read some tips below to come up with the best choice.

1. The first question that you may want to ask is, what is the wattage of the dryer? A personal-use hair dryer ought to register at around 1300 watts or higher, which guarantees faster drying time for your hair. The exact wattage differs from dryer to dryer however it ought to always be greater than 1300 watts, unless it is a travel dryer. The average is most likely around 1750 watts and some stylists advocate up to 1900 to 2000 watts for long and thick hair.

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(C) B.Tech

2. Another consideration when looking for hair dryers is to figure out the type of your hair. Is it fine, coarse or damaged? If you have extremely curly hair, it will be good if you buy a hair dryer with a diffuser. This makes heat drying your curly hair easier and more even. If your hair dryer doesn’t have a diffuser, you can purchase a diffuser attachment.

3. Check the heat settings for better control. The multiple settings permit you adjust the heat in a level suitable for your hair type. Search for the cool shot button feature too. This helps give your hair a tricky style by locking it in place once you are done with the style. Be sure that it features a nozzle attachment as well. It will help you dry the portion you want to focus on faster.

4. It is recommended to have for lightweight brands. These brands might be costly, but they’re comfortable to use, and better than having to lug around a huge, but cheap hair dryer.

5. Keep an eye on the price tag. Cheap dryers have only a very few options that you can use and can easily deteriorate quite quickly. In addition, they can actually damage hair because most will not have the proper speed or heat controls or attachments. Without these functions, these dryers could scorch your hair. Salon-quality dryers use ceramic heating, which radiate heat and push water off hair rather than heating up your hair strand. Most ceramic curling irons and flat irons are the styling tool preferred by salon professionals. They are pricey however it is no doubt to protect your hair more.

Just like buying other devices, you must consider several factors whenever you plan to buy a hair dryer. Be sure that it is powerful enough to dry your hair faster when you need it done in no time. It needs to also meet the type of hair you have. This includes its heat settings. It has to be flexible to a level that best suits you. Its weight matters too. It shouldn’t wear you down when drying your hair or else you not be willing to finish your hair. In addition, understand the price you are willing to pay. Ensure that you will have a good bargain without compromising its quality.

 

13 Things Dermatologists Are Dying to Tell You About Your Skin

Are you suffering from acne? Do you want to improve your skin but do not trust skin products alone? Well, if you answered “Yes”, then you need a dermatologist. Your improved looks will produce confidence.

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(C) Shape Magazine

They say beauty is only skin deep. Only?! Skin is our body’s largest organ, and when it’s clear, hydrated, and radiant, it signals wellness on the inside too. The secrets top M.D.’s share with their favorite people will make you look younger and feel healthier.

1. PIN IT FOR LATER

Want more skin tips?

2. START ANTI-AGING NOW

“When someone asks, ‘When do I deal with this line between my eyes?’ I’m tempted to say, ‘It was time to deal with it when you first noticed it!’ I can be blunt like that with family, so when my cousins asked, I told them my philosophy: Clean up your room before it gets too dirty. If you begin with small amounts of Botox or filler in your early 30s when lines start forming, the muscle movement that creates wrinkles is restricted sooner, so you likely won’t develop deeper ones. That said, it’s okay if you’ve put it off. Botox, Fraxel, and fillers work into your 40s and beyond; you’ll just need somewhat higher doses since the damage will be greater. Most people have it backward: They’re worried about overdoing it by coming in too frequently. But if they came earlier and more often, I wouldn’t need to do much, so it would cost less and look more natural.” —Paul Jarrod Frank, M.D., director of 5th Avenue Dermatology Surgery and Laser Center and clinical assistant professor of dermatology at Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai in New York City

3.MADE A CHANGE? YOUR SKIN KNOWS

“A friend called me about an itchy rash on her face. When I saw her red, swollen bumps, I realized it was rosacea. So many things can trigger rosacea, even if you’ve never had it before: coffee, milk and cheese, chocolate, red wine, spices. I could have put her on antibiotics, but instead I asked her what had changed in her diet — I knew she was a healthy eater and didn’t drink alcohol but loved coffee. Turns out, she had recently started taking it with cream. She stopped, and the inflammation disappeared within a week. If you’re having a problem, it helps to think about anything that’s new, even if it seems small. Your doctor might make a connection that can get you relief.” —Valerie Goldburt, M.D., cosmetic dermatologist at Advanced Dermatology Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery and assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City

Read more: http://www.redbookmag.com/beauty/anti-aging/g3800/dermatologist-skin-care-tips

 

How to Grow Hair Faster: 10 Proven Ways for Healthier and Stronger Hair

Who doesn’t want to have longer and thicker hair? There are some ways to do it without causing any harm on your hair. So let’s get lucky and pick 10 tips of the many that can be used for growing hair faster.

On average, everyone grows about a half an inch of hair every month. Although genetic factors can contribute to individual differences, it is not as significant as we think.

There is no proven scientific formula to accelerate or stimulate hair growth. What you see on Youtube telling anyone that they can make their hair longer by 3-4 inches in only a few weeks is misleading.

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Anyone who seems to have their hair grown faster is just because their hair has thicker texture and grows in higher density. When your hair becomes thicker and denser, it will look longer too.

Here I have 10 suggestions to treat your hair in the proper way and get the essential nutrients for healthy hair growth.

1. Massage your scalp

Massaging your scalp can improve the blood circulation in your head and stimulate the activity of your hair follicles. When more of your follicles become active, you can grow more hair and thus your hair looks longer.
Here are two ways you can do it: rubbing your scalp with essential oil, or the inversion method that is recommended by many beauty bloggers.

Read more: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/10-tips-make-hair-grow-faster.html

 

Women Open Up About Hair Loss: ‘It’s Not Spoken About’

You’re not alone if you’re experiencing breakage, increased hair shedding or significant hair loss. For women who are very vain, hair loss is one thing that will totally freak them out.

Lauren Engle was just 28 when she noticed her hair falling out. As her strands got thinner, her part line widened and her ponytail shrunk to the thickness of a pencil. When she saw more scalp showing, she knew she had a problem.

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(C) Ziering Medical

Engle, who lives in Dallas, Texas, is far from alone. Millions of women in the U.S. suffer from hair loss, caused by genes, age or alopecia areata. In Engle’s case, the culprit was unexplained female pattern baldness.

“There’s tons of us out there, but it’s not spoken about,” Engle, 35, who writes about her experience in the Corner of Hope & Mane blog, told TODAY.

“It’s really sad for women. Their hair is oftentimes their crowning glory. That’s what we do to make ourselves look different, feel beautiful … Everything in the media is always women with long, flowing hair and we don’t have that, so there’s a lot of shame.”

August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month — an effort to bring attention to a condition that can cause “dramatic and devastating” emotions in patients, dealing a blow to their self-esteem, body image and self-confidence, the American Academy of Dermatology notes.

Read more: https://www.today.com/health/women-open-about-hair-loss-alopecia-areata-age-genes-t114844

 

Tips for Coloring Your Hair for the First Time

Are you tired of the dull color of your hair? However you are afraid to damage your hair since it’s the first time you will color it. Here’s some advice for first timer on how to color your hair.

Now more than ever, girls are expressing themselves with fun, creative and trendy hairstyles and colors. But for those who have never colored their hair, there are important tips to keep in mind to ensure you understand the commitment involved with coloring your hair and the appropriate steps to take to ensure you don’t damage your healthy, virgin hair.

Check out my tips below, before you go for that dreamy rainbow hair, a stunning blonde balayage or any other color:

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    • Research your new color and potential colorist: I recommend a hair coloring first-timer to go to a professional colorist. Especially for a drastic change such as a dark brunette to platinum blonde or going for highlights, only a professional can apply the color with the proper technique to ensure your hair maintains it’s health and shine. So get on Instagram research salons in your area to find the expert who has done the look you’re going for
    • Have photos of the color you want: Professional colorists love to see the color their clients want, so be ready to share some photos!

Read more: https://www.quinceanera.com/beauty-hp/tips-coloring-hair-first-time