Monthly Archives: July 2016
Moisturizing is an essential part of skin care routine and should be something you’re doing every day. However even if you’re a fan of moisturizing and do it daily (twice!) you may not be getting all the benefits you could be.
Because you might be doing it wrong. There are many things to consider when it comes to moisturizing: what product to use, when to use it, how to apply it, and how much to use. If you feel confused by what you thought was the easiest part of your skin care routine, don’t worry, we’ve got an easy guide to explain how to optimize the use of a moisturizer in your skin care routine.
Mistake 1: You’re using the wrong moisturizer
This one is a biggie – make sure you are using a moisturizer that is designed for your skin type. For oily and combination skin, don’t skip using moisturizer because you think it will make your skin greasy. Look for oil-free, non-comedogenic products. Sensitive skin should try a product free of parabens and fragrance to avoid breakouts. Dry skin types should look for products that are more nourishing and stave off flakiness and tightness.
Mistake 2: You’re Waiting Too Long to Apply Moisturizer
Do you rinse or cleanse your face in the morning, have a coffee, then come back to moisturize? If so, that’s a big no no. It’s important to apply moisturizer ASAP after cleansing your face – we’re talking about within a minute to get optimal results. Once you dry off your skin after cleansing, it starts to dehydrate if there’s no protective layer of moisturizer to lock hydration in place. Keep this period of time as short as possible to avoid the feeling of tightness, dry patches and breakouts.
Mistake 3: You’re Not Getting SPF Where Your Need it
Most people apply the majority of their SPF to their face and then smooth any leftovers over their neck, décolletage,and ears. These areas shouldn’t be an afterthought; you should apply an equal amount of at least the size of a quarter to each area to avoid sun damage. As you get older, the skin on your neck will start to sag and one way to avoid this is by always protecting the area with a broad spectrum SPF. You should use at least an SPF 15 if not higher on all areas.
We’ve all experienced a time when we just need a change. Whether you’re dissatisfied or simply bored with your current look, changing your hair color is a great way to mix things up and feel renewed. But how often should you color your hair? By keeping these basic hair color tips in mind you are on your way to a new look, while keeping your hair healthy and strong.
Work With Your Hair, Not Against It
It’s no surprise that your hair needs time to become fully replenished after being dyed. In between colorings, your hair needs nourishment, moisture, and time.
So How Long Should I Wait?
We recommend four to six weeks between each hair coloring session, but be sure to take a look at the instructions of your hair coloring kit for the best guidance. Putting some space between colorings will help keep your hair from becoming dry and weak.
If you’re focused on gray coverage or have a bold shade, like red or violet, you may need to color more often – but make sure you try to keep the color concentrated on your roots throughout most of the process. If you do want to refresh your ends, pull the color through to the ends during the last five minutes of your color session.
How To Strengthen Your Hair
During the four to six week period between your next coloring, take the time to revitalize your hair with some of the great conditioning products on the market today. There are some intense conditioners and masks available which help keep your hair looking shiny and healthy.
Using these products weekly after coloring can accelerate the recovery process of your hair, making your hair soft, sleek, and frizz free.
Choosing The Right Color
It’s important to think carefully about your hair color choice before you begin. Consider your skin tone, natural hair color, and objective. Also, make sure to follow the instructions by performing a skin allergy test first.
Are you considering going for a cooler hair color shade this winter? Nervous that a bold shade might become dull during the harsh winter months? With the right haircare products and a few seasonal hair maintenance tips, your hair will be ready for the harsh winter weather.
Blast The Cold Weather
1. Wear A Hat
A hat provides an extra layer of protection between the weather and your hair. To avoid dreaded flat hair when you’ve taken off your hat, spray a little hairspray or dry shampoo at the roots of your hair. This will give your hair the volume boost it needs to look fabulous for the rest of the day!
2. Secure Your Hair
Pin your hair with bobby pins or tie it back with elastic hair bands. This can be a quick and easy fix for days spent in cold weather. Keep some styling aids at hand – just in case!
3. Trim It Regularly
A regular trim will help eliminate split ends and give your hair a healthy and fabulous look!
4. Follow The 3-Day Washing Rule
Washing your hair on a daily basis actually does more damage than good, especially during the dry winter months. Wash it less to help retain your hair’s natural moisture and make sure your water isn’t too hot, as it can fade your hair color!