With soaring temperatures, the scorching sun can wreak havoc on your hair. The sun can be harsh. Is it enough to just follow the shampoo and conditioning routine, or do we need to look after it a little bit more. Here’s how to look after your hair, so you have sexy strands all summer.
We are bombarded with information everyday. At this day and age, beauty information is so readily available where the desired beauty data can be accessed with a simple click of a button.
But the sad truth is that not all the information are facts, and in most instances, reports and news are conflicting – coffee is good for you one day and the next day a research will counter that coffee is bad.
To sort out the beauty myths from the facts, we look at the top 10 beauty questions.
How can you tell if your beauty products are still fresh to use? With food, you can tell it is ready for the bin when it rots and smells. With skin care and cosmetics, it’s a little bit harder to determine.
Depending on the product, when it is untouched and unexposed to air, it can last for up to 3 years. But as a general rule, any product especially a natural and organic products will start to loss it’s effectiveness after 1 and 1/2 years or so on the shelves.
Cosmetics are even more sensitive to environmental factors where product deterioration is even more rapid. Bacteria, mold and yeast will start growing immediately from the first time you start using the makeup product.
To help you figure out when all your beauty products are ready for the disposable bin and how to keep your products in tip-top condition for longer use, we go to a few experts with their tips and advice on proper skin care and cosmetic use. We asked 2 beauty consultants – Valarie Elmore (Lushes Beauty Spa Director) and Jodie Horman (Home smart Beauty Editor).
One or two split ends here and there are pretty much unnoticeable unless you get really close. It’s only when your hair starts showing many split ends when your appearance start look unsightly. Your hair appears dull, messy and lifeless.
Although split ends can happen to all types of hair, typically you will see the most on long, brittle or dry hair.
Split ends cannot be repaired. When the protective cuticle is removed, it cannot be replaced. While there are several options for treating split ends, the best way to get rid of it is to trim it off with a pair of sharp scissors.
To prevent split ends simply avoid the following:
It’s Friday night and you’re out partying with a group of friends. You head to a club and become immersed with the loud pumping music and vibrant dancing bodies. You get a few shots into your body to help you to relax even more and by the end of the night you end up drinking one too many and is carried home, hopefully by one of your trusting friends.
The next morning is not so pleasant. Looking at yourself in the mirror, your eyes are puffy, skin is dry, tone is blotchy and complexion is dull and lifeless. Alcohol takes a terrible toll on your skin. Excessive skin dryness, sensitivity and premature ageing are some of the more noticeable effects.
Have you ever wondered what those funky little bumps on the back of your arms are? You know those red little spots that look like chicken skin.
It’s called “Keratosis Pilaris”, an extremely common skin ailment that manifests itself on the back of arms, shoulders and thighs. The rash is commonly called “chicken bumps” because of its appearance: small white or red dots that resemble pimples. They’re not painful and rarely itch, but can become inflamed.
Doors open this weekend for Australia’s premier spa & beauty event featuring 350 beauty brands, 14 top educators, 3 international makeup artists, 3 daily catwalk shows, the Nail Competition, the Makeup Awards, the Nail Bar and the inspirational Future Spa.
Sydney International Spa & Beauty Expo
Saturday 13 August 9am – 6pm
Sunday 14 August 10am – 5pm
Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour
Winter is here down under. For those wanting stronger rays for a sun kissed complexion, they’ll either need to take a mid year holiday to the north, or head to a tanning booth and expose yourself to radical skin damage (which we don’t recommend as it hugely increases the risk of skin cancer).
The other more economical option is a tanning lotion.
Tanning lotions have come along way since the grotty orange carrot look. Technology has progressed greatly during the past 20 years in the cosmetics tanning industry and you can now find natural products available that can help nourish your skin while giving it that extra boosts of pigment.
Subtle bronzed skin is a hit no matter what the season is. You can now obtain that gorgeous golden glow in the winter by using safe affordable methods and by following these easy sunless tanning tricks.
When it comes to skin care, I’ve never been one to be loyal to any particular brand or product.
I like to play the field by mixing and matching different brands. If I occasionally find something that works, I may stick around for a little bit longer and give it an extra few months before moving on.
Sometimes, I’ll go through half a bottle of a moisturiser and if I find something else of interest, I’ll start with the new product. The thrill of switching products……Oh how exciting!
You may say I’m a “Cosmetic Skin Care Playgirl”.
So is this constant switching and changing good or bad for my skin?
What makes Epsom salt so special compared with other salts?
Lets clear up the name first. Epsom salt is not actually salt, but is a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate (Magnesium Sulfate)
The beautifying & therapeutic benefits of Epsom salt is countless. Studies have shown that magnesium sulfate are readily absorbed through the skin, making Epsom salt a very effective beauty ingredient, and very popular for household and therapeutic products.
Find out the uses and benefits of Epsom salt.