The Pros & Cons of Make-Up

Regardless of age, make up is a staple for many females, whether for special occasions or daily use. Simply put, it is used to accentuate some features and to minimize others. Since the days of Cleopatra, make-up has served as an essential tool for the beautification of women. However, in order to find the perfect balance between healthy skin and good looks is always the challenge when using make-up. As young as thirteen, girls are obsessed with lip glosses, kohl, nail enamels and facial powders. Though at times, this beautiful obsession can be very costly on health and skin. Therefore, it is important to know the many benefits and risks of wearing make-up.25a063d812383b8102ab416f9de62b5d

Pros

  • Make-up gives the appearance of a smooth and balanced skin tone.
  • Makeup can provide a fresh look after a long day or night out.
  • Colorful makeup can improve a woman’s mood, as well as boost self-confidence while enhancing a woman’s natural beauty.
  • When using quality make-up products, it also protects the skin.
  • Makeup will help provide a new look when a change is needed.
  • Makeup helps women highlight their facial features that otherwise would not be as defined.

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Cons

  • Because  make-up contains chemicals and other harmful ingredients, frequent usage can be unhealthy for the skin, especially when not properly removed.
  • Over-usage on a woman’s face gives her a false look.
  • Using outdated products can cause serious problems to the skin, like bacteria build-ups and infections.
  • A woman who wears make-up has to invest more time and consideration to preparing for her day.

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In closing, the use of make-up has varied dimensions but above all, the health of the skin is vital. Women must be mindful of how improper use and over-exposure can affect the skin in the long-term. With the right products and proper removal, make-up can be used over time without negative results. For more information and/or a consultation, please contact me at eeub143@aol.com.

A Few Features & Benefits of Steam Treatments

It is often stated that what’s good for the skin is also good for the hair. Because steamers is a hydrator, this statement holds true and definitely has benefits. First, let’s understand that what cause hair and skin to become damaged is the absence or lack of moisture. In order to replenish moisture and improve the luster to the skin and scalp, steam treatments have proven beneficial.

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First, let’s look at some of the features…There are hood dryers, color steam processors and heat lamps that aid the process. A less expensive method is using a hot towel. The latter is mostly used in a home setting and can offer the necessary hydration between salon visits.

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The use of the steamer in the salon can greatly expedite processing time of hair color, which means that clients spend less time in the salon while also achieving a more accurate outcome. Using a steamer for hydration can also improve the ability of the hair to maintain elasticity, preventing dryness that could result in damage. Often, there is a build-up of debris on the hair and scalp that prevents a healthy and clean scalp. The use of a steamer removes waxy build-ups on both the hair and scalp, opening the follicles thus promoting healthy hair and growth.

During cooler months, steamer should be used to provide extra protection against the harshness of the weather. Steamers provide a balance of hydration in the presence of heat. In order to receive this service, a consultation is recommended from a licensed hair care professional. You may also contact me at eeub143@aol.com.

 

Winterizing Your Hair

Now that spring and summer are behind us, you must exercise special care for your hair in the coming  months of cold weather. Establishing a day and night routine for not only hat-and-scarfprotecting your style but the health of your hair as well. It essential to develop habits that will support and protect your hair especially during this time, as this is when breakage and dryness occur most. As the season change from fall to winter, there is less moisture in the air and frigid temperatures requires us to cover up. With that, certain materials you may use during this time, such as cottons and wools, when coming in contact with the hair, they absorb moisture and contribute to hair breakage.satin-pillowcase

Not protecting your hair when you sleep during the winter can result in brittle hair. If you’re not already diligent about using a satin or silky hair covering or sleeping on a satin/silky pillowcase, winter is a good time to start. Doing this minimizes styling time in the mornings. If your hair is relaxed or pressed, wrap it before applying your hair cover. Pin or wrap your hair in place prior to covering it at night. Ladies who sport natural hair can twist or braid their hair before covering; this enables the hair to maintain some moisture and simultaneously, prevents damage.satin-hair-cover

As well, indoor heating and freezing temperatures can sap moisture out of your hair.  It is common to cleanse your mane more frequently during warm weather. Regular exposure to water helps maintain moisture during the summer, but since many of us switch to a less shampoos during winter, retaining moisture into the hair becomes an issue.

Deep conditioning treatments maintain a good moisture and protein balance. Twice a month can greatly improve the condition and keep a healthy balance in cold weather.   Also, try adding steam treatments if it isn’t already a part of your routine. Sitting under a bonnet dryer with a low heat setting may result in a noticeable difference in your deep treatments.

For best results, please consult with a hair care professional or myself at eeub143@aol.com.

How Can Menopause Affect the Condition of Your Hair?

It is common knowledge that hot flashes and night sweats when women enter menopause. Though, you may not know that falling estrogen levels can also have a major affect on the health of your skin and hair. According to the North American Menopause Society, collagen loss begins early but is most rapid in the first few years of menopause, leading to dry thinning hair and sometimes flaky skin.

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With maturity, and menopause affecting our lives, many times it’s necessary to change hairstyles because of hot flashes. Finding a style that is not affected when these flashes hit can sometimes be a challenge. Some of us will notice that once thick hair now becomes soft and finer. The look that was once easily maintained becomes an ongoing challenge as a result of sweat outbreaks, coupled with thinning hair.

During menopause, chemical treatments such as relaxers and hair coloring may require longer processing time due to lower estrogen levels and/or moisture to the hair. 1442006133-hair-dye

Hormone levels can affect the quality and the quantity of hair,” says Miami dermatologist Janice Lima-Maribona, MD. “The texture of hair is directly related by hormonal issues that relate to thyroid as well as estrogen and testosterone levels,” she explains and that’s why “hair can be brittle, lusterless and slow growing,” during certain times of your life.

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While your hair texture might not change on a month-to-month basis due to hormonal fluctuations of your cycle, there are certain life events that can cause a dramatic difference. (www.newbeauty.com)

These affects can be minimized with slight dietary changes, exercise and an ongoing relationship with your haircare specialist. Please feel free to email )eeub143@aol.com) or comment below.