Posts Tagged ‘myths’

Can lip balms actually dry out your pucker?

       
Monday, November 12th, 2012

Can lip balms actually dry out your pucker?It's kind of an urban beauty myth, but one we can't help but shudder to think about – can wearing too much lip balm during the winter months actually dry out your pucker?

While balms like Dermalogica – Climate Control Lip Treatment can nourish your smacker and provide relief to chapped lips throughout the chilliest days of the year, some people suggest that the cooling ingredients found in certain glosses and balms can actually trigger a full-blown dependency!

As legend has it, women who stop using balms after consistently wearing them can begin to suffer from terrible dry and parched lips, but according to Allure's Beauty Blog, this couldn't be farther from the truth!

"ChapSticks and lip hydrators have waxes or emollients in them to create a barrier to keep lips hydrated," Elizabeth Tanzi, M.D., co-director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in Washington, D.C., told the news source. This, in turn, makes it next to impossible for lips to dry out after using balms.

If you're concerned about your skin staying hydrated throughout the cold season, try packing along L'Occitane – Shea Orchard Daily Duo Vineyard Rose, which is a great, on-the-go resource that can leave your hands and lips feeling replenished. 

Everything you need to know about hair trims

       
Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Here's what you need to know about hair trims!There are many myths and rumors circulating that have to do with hair trims. These can range from advice about how not trimming can lead to slower growth to warnings that only a professional can do the job right. If you’re tired of these foggy notions about hair trims, you may want to find out the real deal.

First of all, you should know that there is no standard timeframe for when you need a trim. Everyone’s hair is different, so there’s no one time that’s good to have your hair touched up. However, there’s a basic guide that you can follow, recommended by The Beauty Department.

Short, cropped hair needs a trim every four to six weeks. This will ensure that the shape of the cut doesn’t change much. In between trims, you may want to use a styling product like Baxter of California – Clay Pomade to ensure that your style remains looking cared for.

Hair that’s about shoulder-length should also get a cut every four to six weeks. Many styles will start to flip outward when the hair hits your shoulders, so how long between trims depends on how long or short your neck is. Longer necks could probably go six weeks, while shorter ones might need a trim after four.

Layered hair needs a trim every six to eight weeks. This will ensure that the style moves the same way and remains the same shape. Leonor Greyl – Eclat Naturel can help your hair remain soft and smooth in between cuts.

Hair that’s medium to long length needs a trim every eight to twelve weeks. This will prevent any split ends from occurring, which could travel up the hair shaft and create frizz and other signs of damage. It’s important to use a conditioning product, like Hamadi – Healing Serum, in between trims.

Very long hair should be cut every six to eight weeks. Long hair has a tendency to get dry, brittle and extremely breakable near the ends, so it’s important to keep split ends at bay.

These numbers are subject to change, since all hair is different. Basically, it’s up to you to tell when you need a trim. If your hair starts getting heavy, shapeless and dry, you know it’s time for some TLC. Split ends are also a tell-tale sign that your hair needs to be cut.

Now that you know when to get your hair cut, it would help to know how. Most women prefer to go to a stylist to get their hair trimmed, but it’s actually very easy to do yourself, especially if you’re only touching up your bangs. With the right tools and a bit of practice, you should be able to save money and time by giving yourself a touch-up. Here are the tools you need, according to Livestrong.com:

• A fine-toothed comb to help you section off areas and get rid of tangles
• A selection of hair clips to hold back hair that you’re not cutting
• A razor comb to create layers
• Hand and wall mirrors to ensure that you can see your head from all angles
• Sharp scissors, especially designed to cut hair.

It’s best to cut your hair when it’s dry, as wet hair appears longer because it’s weighed down. This will ensure that you won’t cut your hair too short by accident. You should also make sure that your hair is free of tangles. Hamadi – Shea Leave In will make your hair smooth and manageable.

As long as you stay organized while you’re cutting by using plenty of clips, you should be able to give yourself a satisfactory trim. If you’re unsure about the best hair-cutting methods, simply pay attention to your stylist next time you go to the salon, or check out how-to videos online.

Experts dispel common skincare myths

       
Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Experts dispel common skincare mythsThere seems to be a limitless amount of skincare advice in the world, and it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. Luckily, Prevention.com spoke to a few experts to get the truth on several beauty myths.

While you may be tempted to toss a product if it doesn’t instantly improve your complexion, Dr Mark G. Rubin, author and assistant professor of dermatology at the University of California, San Diego, claims that patience may be a virtue – and may actually lead to better skincare results. “I suggest waiting 8 to 10 weeks before you abandon a product and try the next thing,” he told the news source. “Most active ingredients do work on everyone – just to varying degrees.”

Ladies who have long-believed that skin should feel tight after washing may actually be using the wrong cleanser – if skin doesn’t feel fresh and supple, your face wash is probably too harsh, the news source reports. Instead, opt for a cleanser that boasts hydrators such as glycerin and a mild surfactant such as disodium cocoyl glutamate, like T’Fivve Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam.

Finally, women should remember they are never too old to wear sunscreen, as the protective formula allows skin to repair itself from previous damage. Experts recommend that ladies use a product that contains avobenzone, which is a UVA blocker, like Babor High Protection Lotion SPF 30.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19933816-ADNFCR