Posted in Beauty on March 28, 2014

Acne is a common skin problem that is on the rise. It normally develops on the face, back, chest, shoulders and the neck. When the pores of our skin get blocked due to dirt pimples are formed. It is more common for oily skin to develop acne even though it can happen in other skin types.

So here are a few DIY remedies that you can use to help reduce and remove your acne scars by making your very own treatments:

    1. Oatmeal and cinnamon: heat one cup of water to around medium heat and add half a cup of oatmeal and a teaspoon of lemon juice. This will help in cleansing your skin. After this mixture cools down a bit, add a table spoon of cinnamon. The mixture is now ready to be used. After applying it on the areas of your skin that have acne, leave it for half an hour. Wash your face with warm water, after which you can apply moisturizer. This will help remove any flaws from your skin.

 

  1. Potato: this vegetable helps in removing any form of dirt and grease from your face, reducing the chances of acne as well as dark circles. Cut thin slices of potato and apply them over your pimples. Besides applying slices of potato, you can also use potato juice to help free your skin from acne and puffiness.

Tip: the same pack can be formed using orange juice or its peals instead of potatoes.

    1. ‘Flour’ it up: mix one teaspoon of rice flour, one teaspoon of gram’s flour and ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder. To make this pack smooth, add a teaspoon of milk which should be raw. Apply this pack to your skin for twenty minutes after which you can wash it off with warm water.

 

  1. Sweet way out: brown sugar helps removes impurities from your skin. Make this pack by mixing three teaspoons of brown sugar with one teaspoon of honey. Use this mixture on your face in a circular manner. Leave it for fifteen minutes, after which you can use cold water to wash it dry.

These remedies can be used at least twice a week. However, besides these tips, keep in mind basic factors to protect your skin from acne, such as: try not to keep touching your skin because your hands can be dirty, wash your face exactly twice a day, moisturize your skin and always use sunscreen when you step out; last but not the least, reduce the stress in your life to enjoy that beautiful glowing skin you see in others and not yourself because now you know the secret!

Posted in Beauty on September 27, 2009

What if we didn’t have hair? What a crazy thought. The country literally spends billions on hair care and beauty products each year. This means that everything from makeup to hair loss products are becoming the norm. So how can some people become so bold as to shave their head – well they do. They give up on the fight for hair thinning to become hair thickening when there are clearly new brands on the market that help to grow fuller and thicker hair. One of these brands is Nioxin and another is Healthy Hair Plus.

 

Hair thinning has become a popular topic in the salons and in the malls and no one is impervious to hair thinning anymore. Even women are suffering from hair thinning or hair loss before they reach menopause and some possible causes are diet and stress as well as heavy build up on the scalp from hair products over the years, especially the sticky hair products like hair sprays that trap dirt and bacteria. The best products to use for dirt and bacteria build up on the hair are deep cleansing shampoos. Nioxin and Healthy Hair Plus both manufacture deep cleansing shampoos that help to deep cleanse away hormones and dirt build up on the root of the hair.

 

Another serious problem that has been around for years is dandruff and today most people only know about the medicated dandruff shampoos but they are not targeted at getting to the source of the problem. Products like Nioxin and Healthy Hair Plus work as much on the scalp as they are targeted at the hair. This is because the dandruff is on the scalp and leaving excess product behind or irritating the scalp can cause dandruff to pop up even in women and men that typically don’t have a dandruff problem.

 

Many people mistake dandruff for actual flaky scalp that appears to be dandruff but is actually dry scalp that flakes away. For this problem it is much more effective to use a dry scalp shampoo that has one of the following oils: jojoba oil, emu oil or hemp oil. These oils work well to end dry scalp. The problem is that most companies don’t put enough oil in the shampoo to make a difference. Our favorite is emu shampoo since it also has jojoba oil but does not leave the hair or even scalp oily in any way but it does leave the hair and scalp super moisturized and that is vital to health hair.

 

So this begs the question of what you should actually be looking for in a shampoo and conditioner as well as hair care treatments or products that style the hair and the answer is that every situation is different. I would say that the most important thing is to look how dry your hair is first. Then I would rate that as my top priority. Dry hair can cause numerous problems. And each of these problems can lead to more serious problems. We have had women with dry hair quickly turn gray and then we have had dry hair quickly turn to the most frizzy hair that eventually became unmanageable. Dry hair can also be a sign that your hormones are changing and that means that you need to start using products that protect your hair from thinning and loss. Itchy dry scalp is one of the chief complaints that we get in the salon. End dry itchy scalp by focusing on the correct problems and don’t be scared of oils for the scalp and hair.

 

For those that pull the wrong straw and are starting to thin out then we strongly suggest a deep cleansing shampoo and hair vitamins that can help you get your hair growth back on target. Brand like Nioxin and Healthy Hair Plus can definitely help and work better when caught in the early stages of hair thinning or loss.

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