28 March 2009

What Is The Best Skin Product In This World?

Don't you know that your skin can reflect your self? Therefore, it is imperative for you to keep your skin in good shape. You'll need a daily cleansing, toning, and moisturizing regimen. Having such a regimen in place will reward your skin richly, young and fresh.

Most women in this world know The Body shop, hm….they may also shop skin product in there.
They have plenty of cleanser, toning, products, scrubs, moisturizers, and others. All of them was best and great. Trust me, you may spend lots of money in there. So, how if you can't buy those products what should you do? Do nothing for your skin? Buy cheap and illegal products? Oh, dear, you should think once again before do.

Let me tell you something, you can take care your skin with the best products in those world without spend lot of money. Yeah, that's true. What is that? Water. Drink plenty of water and your skin is automatically rejuvenated and hydrated. Maintaining enough water in your body system also helps your body to get rid of harmful toxins and other abnormalities in your blood that can affect your skin. It also prevents acne and pimple formations.

There is a company known as H2O+, which has an array of wonderful skincare products that are based on water. They also have sea-derived skincare products. Some of their products have been recommended by some top beauty and lifestyle magazines. Their products included a healthy range of hydrating creams, exfoliating creams, and antioxidant creams.

There are many more skincare products from other brands such as Olay, Nivea, Neutrogena, and Garnier, among others. You can purchase skincare products manufactured by these companies at several different stores or online.

7 Things You Should Know About Laser Hair Removal

Having hair in places where it is not wanted can be an embarrassment, especially the hair on the face. May be, a temporary hair removal solutions are not what they are looking for, they want something that is semi-permanent. A laser hair removal system would suit their needs nicely.
  1. Laser hair removal provides effects is similar with electrolysis, but more painless. You can choose laser systems to remove the hair. There are several types of lasers, they all work a little differently, but they have the same premise, removing the hair at the follicle.
  2. Most people like using laser hair removal because it's relatively painless, especially when compared to the more traditional forms of body hair removal. The laser hair removal system also provides excellent outcomes in the face, underarm area and neck, resulting in a 70-80% success rate, only with two to three visits.
  3. Most people prefer laser hair removal because it has dramatic results, 50% reduction in hair after four months, with only one treatment. With the normal patient needing a treatment only every six to twelve months. When the hair grows back, it's usually sparser and of a finer texture.
  4. The first approved laser system was the Nd:YAG, which required the skin to be waxed first to remove the unwanted hair and therefore, causing the follicles to open. This is necessary for the laser to reach the follicles, next a light absorbing, carbon based lotion need to be applied to the skin. The laser heats the lotion that has reached the hair follicles, which causes damage to the follicle, but leaves the skin undamaged.
  5. New method uses pulses rather than a continuous laser light beam to warm up the follicles is start to be popular. This method removes the need of waxing of the skin as well as for the application of the carbon-based lotion. The use of the pulse allows the follicle to be heated more quickly while exposing the skin to lesser amounts of damaging heat.
  6. While laser hair removal treatments offer great results that last, it is fairly expensive, especially when compared to hair removal methods that need to be done on a more frequent basis. For example, to remove facial hair, the series of treatments that would be needed will cost approximately $1,000, depending upon where you live. More involved procedures, such as men's backs or legs will be around $3,000 for the series of treatments.
  7. If you want to have laser hair removal for you, it is important to research the facility that will be performing the procedure before you have even one treatment done. Make sure that you check for ask if the technicians on staff are licensed and if there is a doctor or nurse on staff in case of an emergency.

27 March 2009

Healthy Foods For Healthy Glowing Skin

There are so many ways to protect and take care of your skin. You don’t have to spend lot of money to go to salon or spend money to buy very expensive products. You can treat your skin naturally by eat the following healthy foods for a healthy glowing skin. If you don’t like apple or garlic you can choose other foods, here they are...

Almond Oil
Almond oil is good for dryness of the skin and for removing scars of old pimples.
Ground the outer cover of 3-5 almonds in with water and apply over the face daily.

Apples
Apply juice of green apples for fine wrinkles, cracked skin, itching and inflammations.

Apricots
Apply fresh juice of apricots on face good for sunburn, itching, and eczema.

Cucumber
Apply cucumber juice or grated cucumber over the face for skin eruptions.

Fenugreek
Apply a paste of fresh fenugreek leaves in water over the face every night and washed with warm water in the morning for preventing pimples, blackheads, dryness, and wrinkles.

Garlic
  • Rub raw garlic on the face for persistent pimples.
  • The pimples will disappear without scars with repeated applications.

Groundnut Oil
Mix 1 tsp groundnut oil with 1 tsp fresh lime juice to prevent formation of blackheads and pimples.

Honey
Apply honey (1 tsp) mixed with water for all skin blemishes. This will turn your skin glowing.

Lime Juice
Apply fresh lime juice mixed to a glass of boiled milk as a face wash for pimples blackheads, and cracked skin.

Mint
Apply fresh mint juice over the face every night for the treatment of pimples, insect stings, eczema, scabies, & other skin infections.

Orange
Apply a paste of ground orange peel (dried) with water for acne/pimples.

Papaya
  • Apply and drink the juice of raw papaya including the skin and seed for treatment of swelling pimples, acne, or any abnormal growth of the skin.
  • It also removes whiteheads, boils, and spots.
  • Rub raw or ripe papaya on your face to get a smooth and glowing skin.

Do Realize What You Do Is Hurting Your Hair?

All women want to have beautiful, shining and healthy hair. But sometimes women less understand with their hair condition indeed they self make their hair damage, such as clamping, rebounding and etc.

When your hair starts to grow, cuticle cells will be dense and flat, with unbroken edge. It shows that the hair is still healthy. But daily treatment on hair such as combing, washing hair, and other treatment can cause friction on each sheet of hair and make the cuticle edge damaged. This was the cause of dull and rough hair.

Hard friction and chemical substance exposure such as rebounding, hair paint and etc make the cuticle layer scraped and make the hair protector gone so it’s easily broke, fracture and branched. Some chemical substances can entering the hair’s fibrous and ruin the hair protein, make the hair’s pore bigger and than make it more brittle.

Choose shampoo which not only can clean your hair from dust greasy oil, but also can treat the hair cuticle and make some protection layer in each sheet of hair. After you wash your hair, you should apply conditioner to make additional protection layer. It will make your hair durable against pollution or chemical substance from other hair products.

It will be better if you choose conditioner with lighter and protective formula. Choose shampoo and conditioner which appropriate with the type of your hair so those products can protect and repair the damaged hair. Be loyal with one brand mark because shampoo and conditioner from the same brand were design to complete each other. Watch and read the label, choose the right ingredients.

26 March 2009

Myth And Facts About Hair Care

Washing your hair every day strips out the nutrients.
Washing your hair every day with a quality shampoo invigorates the scalp and leaves the hair healthy and shiny.

Your hair gets used to one shampoo so you should change it regularly.
As long as it's a good shampoo suited to your scalp and hair type, you should get fine results every time.

If you never wash your hair, it will clean itself.
It will just get dirtier and could result in an irritated, itchy scalp and greasy, lank hair.

You shouldn't use conditioner if your hair is greasy.
Only people with very short hair don't need conditioner. The key is not to massage the conditioner into the scalp, but only apply it to the body and tips of your hair.

Rinsing with cold water makes your hair shinier.
This one is true. Cold water helps to close the cuticle layer on the hair strand and helps conditioner work better, leaving the hair more lustrous.

Expensive hair products better than the cheaper products
Cheaper brands use poorer ingredients and can leave the hair dull and lifeless. No product is intrinsically going to change the structure of your hair, but good quality products can leave it looking shiny and healthy. You want to go for a salon brand if you can, but if you are counting your pennies opt for high-end products from the chemist or supermarket. More expensive products often go further because they are more concentrated, so you can use less.

25 March 2009

Hair Care Solutions For You’re Complicated Hair

How much you spend for hair beauty products? There are hundreds of products available, from straightening sprays to leave-in conditioners. You may confuse to choose which one is match for your hair. You may even try one of those products, but they not give you the beast result. It just spends your money and the worse thing is your hair could be worse than before. Oh dear, that’s miff me.

When is it worth changing products? You need to change your hair care routine if :
  1. Dry, lifeless dull hair.
  2. Split ends and breaking hair.
  3. Itchy or sore, flaky scalp.
  4. Lank and greasy hair.
  5. Frizzy, unmanageable hair.
You don’t have to spend much and much money to go to the salon, or buy very expensive hair treatment product. First thing you should know that every single type of hair has it own treatment. So, it is important for you to now which hair type are you? Check this out, you may have one of this hair type, follow the treatment, guarantee you’ll not disappoint.

Fine, dull, flat hair
  • Volumising products really work, but make sure you go for a quality product.
  • Cheaper products often contain manmade plastic polymers that coat the hairs and leave them looking dull.
  • A high-end product will tend to contain plant proteins such as keratin and soy protein that build up the hair more naturally, maintaining shine.
Split ends and breaking hair
  • No hair product is going to solve this problem.
  • Once the hairs have reached the stage where they split or break, the only thing to do is get a hairdresser to trim them.
  • People who use too many chemical products on their hair tend to suffer more than others.
  • Replenishing moisture in your hair with a quality conditioner will help prevent this problem.
  • People who are prone to split ends should get their hair trimmed at least every six weeks.
Greasy or dry hair
  • Choose a shampoo and conditioner suited to your hair type.
  • If your hair shows sign of greasiness within 24 hours, go for a product for greasy hair.
  • If your hair isn't greasy after two days, pick a normal shampoo.
  • If your hair isn't greasy after three or more days, choose a product for dry hair.
Frizz hair
People get frizzy hair because of the way the hair follicle is arranged, and this depends on your genetic makeup. Humid atmospheres tend to make matters worse.
  • Using hair serum products will even out the hair texture and give hair a glossier, smoother looking appearance.
Static hair
This usually affects people with dry and fine hair that's more prone to breaking and split ends.
  • Gloss sprays can help replenish moisture and get rid of the static. These products are usually applied to hair after styling, when hair is dry.
Grey hair
  • Try not to use colorants more than once every six weeks, particularly if they contain bleaching agents.
  • You should be able to maintain the lustre of the hair if you use good quality conditioners and hair masks.
  • Shampoos designed for dyed hair often contain tiny bits of pigment that attach to the cuticle layer and improve the colour and radiance of hair.
  • For the best results it's a good idea to get your hair professionally dyed. Always test a small area first for any allergic reaction.
Dandruff skin flakes
The main cause of dandruff is a microscopic yeast that occurs naturally on everyone's scalp. Normally, as dead skin cells are shed they are washed or brushed away without trace. But if these skin yeasts start to increase, they irritate the scalp and trigger an inflammatory immune response. The turnover of scalp skin cells increases, which causes them to die more quickly and clumps of dead skin cells are formed. The skin starts to itch, peel and visible flakes develop. This is known as dandruff.
  • Using a good dandruff shampoo generally clears up the problem.
  • If you are prone to dandruff, you will have to continue to use the medicated shampoo to keep the condition at bay.
  • If you find the problem is not cleared up by conventional shampoos, you should visit a trichologist for further investigation.

24 March 2009

Skin Treatment In The Night

Take care of your skin is not a hard thin g to do. All you have to do is do the right treatment and do it routinely. When is the right time to do it? Night is the perfect time to treat your skin because this was the moment for your skin to repair and regenerate all damaged skin. You’re skin not doesn’t expose to the sun and pollution too.

Well, mental and frame of mind also help you accelerate to repair skin and body condition. Rest on night also can relaxing all of the exhausted nerve and muscle caused by stress. There are few steps you can do to keep the skin beautiful in the night.

Clean The Face. Wash and clean your face before sleep routinely to avoid acne. If your face has already had acne, apply acne treatment product containing antibacteri and controller sebum on the infected area. Never ever crush your acne coz this will make your skin chafed and make the pores bigger.

Irritation. Skin feel hot, reddish and irritated after daylight activity? Solve it by apply beauty product which contain zinc. It can conceal the redness spot and cooling down your skin.

Area Under The Eye. If you feel area under the eyes too dry and blackness, you can use special cream for eyes contain retinal (vitamin A which help to repair and rejuvenate skin cells), panthenol, beeswax and soybean oil to remove it. Consume more and more water and don’t lack of sleep.

Rough Elbow. If you feel your elbow dry, apply body butter before sleep. It is a lotion contains olive oil and jojoba oil. You can also use this lotion oil on nape of the neck.

Eyelid. An idiom said : eyes is the window of the hearth and center of the face. But, sometimes area round the eyes especially the eyelids is wrinkle. To prevent it, you can try to apply special cream for eyes contain vitamin C. It can stimulate ad accelerate the growth of collagen which is very useful to avoid wrinkle and early aging.

Wrinkle Face. Cream with vitamin A or retinal can conceal wrinkles on your face. These ingredients help to accelerate regeneration and rejuvenate skin. But, they can make your skin sensitive to sunlight. It is advisable to apply in night. If your wrinkle on face has been too annoying you, consult it with your skin doctor so you’ll get intensive care from him.

Rugged Hands. If your hand get excessive dry, try to change your hand cream into special cream for leg and foot. Choose cream contain avocado oil and urea. Urea has characteristic to softening and also can stimulate regeneration cells. Your skin hand will be feels softer, even for a whole day.

Chap Foot. Before go to bed, submerge your feet into lukewarm water plus gehwol cream foot bath containing lavender and spike. This merge will make your feet feel soft and moist, and clean it until the pores. Dry it with towel, then apply foot cream which contain panthenol, pro-vitamin B5.

Calloused Foot. Don’t trifling it, Treat it with the right way. Submerge your foot in lukewarm water contain thyme oil. This mixture is very effective to softening and smoothing the calloused and rugged foot. You can apply gehwol foot bath, apply on the foot palm then apply lanolin and pro-vitamin D. Lanolin has high water content, so it can help you to softening the dry and calloused foot.

23 March 2009

Right Treatment For Hair

Are you dreaming to have long and beautiful hair but very hard to make it true? Well, it’s not easy to have fast growing hair, but there are few steps you can do to make your hair grow fast and strong, Here you go...

Smooth The Blood Stream To The Head
Nutrition income through the head will be increase if you smoothing the blood stream to the head. Massages your skin head with the fingers tip every day when the hair wet while you wash your hash or in dry condition. Before you go to bed, cast your head down then brush your hair gently start from the root hair till the end of the hair.

Gym also help the hearth to pump blood faster through the whole body, so nutrition come the root hair will be faster doo. You can do aerobic or jogging.

Cut Damage Hair Tip
The damaged hair tip (dry and brittle tip) will spread through the body hair and make the whole hair damage if you’re not do some hair treatment. Finally, the whole hair will be damage quicker include the new hair growth. To prevent it happen, visit your hair dresser once every 8-10 weeks and ask him or her to trim your pin hair. Tell him/her you want to make long your hair, so only the damaged hair is cut. Usually, the hair dresser will cut the hair on dry condition because it’s very difficult to differ which one is damage on wet condition.

Let The Skin Head Breath
Closed and secured hair will make the oil and dust accumulate at the hair root, and make the skin hard to breath. This will inhibit the hair to grow. If you want your hair grow smoothly, always keep your skin head clean. If you often sweating or your hair often oily, wash your hair using a soft shampoo everyday and don’t forget to keep your hair aid clean, especially your comb. Dirty comb and hairbrush will make the excrement stick again on the hair and the skin head every time you comb.

Coddle Your Hair
You must know that long hair is an old brittle hair so you need to treat your hair gently and careful. Always use soft shampoo and contains moisturizer.

If you want to use hairdryer, clamp hair or other electric hair tools, better you apply conditioner and serum leave on (don’t need to be rinse) after wash your hair. It used to protect your hair from high temperature. Once a week use hair masker. Besides, always pay attention about how you style your hair. Don’t be to often to bind your hair too tight, cause this will make your hair broken.

Natural Skin And Hair Treatment With Honey

Prime capital for woman is her beauty. So, no wonder if women always try many ways to keep their body looks good. One of nature ingredient which has been believed to keep woman’s beauty is honey. Now, honey use in many beauty product for skin care and hair care products.

Honey is a humectant which has ability to absorb humidity. Skin ability to keep its moisture is the main factor to keep the skin soft, elastic and tough. Long with getting in years, skin will be loss its ability to bind water, this will make your skin dry and wrinkle. Environment also gives big bad impact to our skin, especially pollution and chemical substance.

You can treat yourself using the most natural ingredient, honey. Natural substance which contained in honey help the property hydrating works as its function to moisturize the skin. Natural honey also suitable for all kind skin type, even for sensitive skin.

New research said honey has antimicrobial agent to prevent bacterial growth. According to Janice Cox, Natural Beauty at Home Book writer, antimicrobial agent in honey can be use as light acne treatment. Different with other acne treatment product, the moisture content in honey can not make the skin dry.

A research in Dutch has been develops honey so thst it produce alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs). AHAs is important ingredients in every skin cream and moisturizer because the function is as peeling skin agent. This peeling treatment is very useful to regenerate dead skin and rejuvenate skin. But this method also can irritate the skin, so by adding natural moisture from honey makes AHAs products more effective.

Actually, you can also do the self treatment using natural ingredients without go to salon or spa center. There are several steps you can do by honey.

Acne Treatment Recipe
Ingredients :
  • ½ cup lukewarm water
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup honey
Preparation :
  • Mix the lukewarm water with salt
  • Apply it directly into the acne using cotton bud
  • Give little pressure with cotton for couple minutes
  • To softening those part, apply honey on the acne
  • Allow it for 10 minutes
  • Rinse it than clap it slowly until dry.
Tightening Masker Recipe Ingredients :
  • 1 sp honey
  • 1 albume
  • 1 tsp glycerin
Preparation :
  • Mix all ingredients until the mixture become like paste.
  • Apply it slowly on the face and neck.
  • Allow it for 10 minutes
  • Rinse it with lukewarm water.
Hair Conditioner. Ingredient :
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup olive oil
Preparation :
  • Apply it little by little into your hair with light massage on the head until all hair wrapped up.
  • Cover your hair with hair cover for 30 minutes.
  • After that, wash your hair shampoo and rinse it until clear.
  • Dry it naturally, don’t use hair dryer.
Easy right? It’s natural, cheap and you can do it in your own house.

22 March 2009

How Do I Get White Shining Face?

Every woman wants to have white shining skin. But some beauty products can’t give you. Well, there are some products which can whitening your skin but it’s not naturally white but pale white. Ugh, forget it. I prefer has a dark tanned skin than pale white, make’s me look like sick. To get natural white shining skin, you should choose beauty product with finest ingredients and good treatments. Check these few ingredients and treatments...

Combination of Lycopene and Pro-vitamin B3 has already well known for its benefits. Lycopene is natural antioxidant inside the human skin. It keeps the skin white and shining. Lycopene also found in red colored fruit such as tomato, watermelon and guava. The amount of lycopene will be decrease if you contact your skin with sunlight directly.

First step you should do is cleansing your face with facial foam and toner. Choose facial foam which has ability to remove all dust and soft particle, much better if you choose Pro Vitamin B3 facial foam. This was used to alleviate lusterless and brightening your skin, also to remove dead skin cells. Example for this product is Lightening Facial Foam.

Toner can help make your face look clean, fresh, soft and naturally shining just like white pearl. Choose toner which has Pearl Nutrient, vitamin B3 and AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid). This toner is quite soft, suitable for you who have dull and dark skin. Skin pores will be smaller, skin feel tight with no dry feeling at all. This toner also effective to remove dead cell, remove the remaining milk cleanser and of course freshener your skin.
Second step is Moisturization. After cleansing your face, apply lightening cream or lotion immediately. Choose moisturizer which has Spotless White Cream to make black spot and print acne disappear. With lycopene as one of the ingredients of moisturizer, your skin will be look brighter and shining. While, vitamin B3, B6, E, C and UV protection in Spotless White Cream will give you nutrition to the skin.

Third step is Specialty. Complete your face treatment with Lightening Compact Powder. What ever color of your skin, you’ll be look gorgeous. Pro-Vitamin B3 compact powder was design in three different colors. Apply it, then your skin will be shining, the texture of the skin will be softer and the most important thing is your skin still protected against UV light.

How To Maintaining Fingernail Health?

The condition of your fingernails is reflecting your general and internal health. Any abnormalities or changes in your nails may be indicative of particular health conditions or may be a result of nutritional deficiencies.

You can examine your nails and check whether they are a healthy pink in color and if the surface is smooth and curved impeccably or are there hangnails, ridges, lines, white spots, dents, discolorations, or irregularly shaped? Others may be indicative of various conditions like diabetes, anemia, heart disease, fungal infections, and etc.

Nails that are irregularly shaped, or are brittle, cracked, or dry are often indicative of mineral or vitamin deficiency.
  • Brittle and Dry Nails : This is usually caused of inadequate calcium intake in the diet.
  • Cracked Nails : This is generally caused by deficient in essential oils, such as omega-3.
  • Ridges : Ridges on fingernails are often caused because of inadequate B-complex vitamins in the diet, particularly biotin.
  • Hangnails : Hangnails can be caused due to a lack of vitamin C and folic acid.
The best way of getting all these minerals and vitamins is to have a balanced diet with full nutrition foods, such as vegetables and fruits.
  • B-Vitamins. Almost found in most organ meats : kidneys and liver, fish, eggs, yogurt, milk, cheese, mushrooms, nuts, beans (chickpeas), whole grains, seeds, bananas, and avocadoes.
  • Vitamin C. This is found in citrus fruits, strawberries, kiwis, dark green leafy vegetables, broccoli, and red peppers.
  • Calcium. Rich in Calcium food are: dairy foods, particularly yogurt, sardines, green leafy vegetables, beans, and almonds.
  • Essential Oils : These are available in fatty fish : herring, mackerel, trout, salmon, and tuna, and also in tofu, seeds, nuts, flaxseeds, evening primrose oil, and flax-seed oil.
  • Folic Acid : This is found in green vegetables, whole grains, beans, and oranges.
A multivitamin tablet taken regularly can also supply all these nutrients in order to keep your nails in top condition.

The Pleasure of Submerge Bath

Submerge bath is great! I always take it at least twice a week. It cleans my body and treats my skin. I also can remove all my problems in my mind. All my tense muscle get relax and I can get sleep well at night.

Submerge bathe can help you to erode dead skin and freshener the new skin. Use soup or bath gel containing moisturizer. Fill the bath tub with lukewarm water but don’t too hot coz hot water will make your skin dry and dehydrated.

Submerge bathe is one of method for women to spoil herself because it can be the mood transformation moment. So, to make this moment great and delightful, the choosing of soap is very important. There are several options for soap you can mix in the bathtub. What I like the most is strawberry aroma with moisturizing whipped cream. Oh, it makes my skin soft and smooth, like Soft Kiss.

You can choose liquid bath soap with peach and moisturizing whipped cream to make your skin as smooth and soft as velvet, Velvet touch. Or you can choose Macadamia with Moisturizing Whipped Cream, this will make your skin as smooth and soft as silk, Silk Cares.

Your soft skin will be feel more fresh when you use liquid soap contain mineral salt and seaweed, like Wake Me Up or tropical fruit and vitamin liquid soap to make your skin fresh, Power Me Up.

When you do the ritual of submerge bath, you’ve got to be relax and feel the freshness. Rub your body with body brush with circle movement from down to center of the body (the hearth). This was good to stimulate blood circulation. Submerge for 10 minutes, while drink a glass of peppermint tea or green tea. Positioning your fingers foot next to the tap.

Little by little pour cold water into your foot fingers to boost your metabolism. And wake up from the bath tub after the water not hot anymore. Then, dry your body by clapping towel on your body don’t rub the towel too hard. After that, apply body lotion to smoothing your skin.

Causes of Hair Loss In Women

Baldness is not usually caused by disease, but is more commonly related to heredity, aging and hormone function. As we age, women face a multitude of changes and challenges: wrinkles, a widening waist, cellulite deposits and thickening ankles. It does not seem fair that for many of us hair loss is yet another blow to our self esteem.
  1. Androgenetic Alopecia is the most common type of hair loss in women and is genetic in nature. This type of female balding is caused by the chemical Dihydrotestosterone or DHT which builds up around the air follicle and over time destroys both the hair shaft and the hair follicle. Pregnancy or the onset of menopause may cause a fluctuation in the production of estrogen. Lacking sufficient estrogen to produce testosterone-blocking enzymes, testosterone is then converted to DHT on the scalp. The result is a shorter hair growth cycle, finer hair and excessive hair loss from shedding and breakage. Some women experience an increase in hair loss several months after delivering a baby.
  2. Surgery
  3. Extreme physical
  4. Emotional stress
  5. Hormonal imbalances
  6. Chemotherapy
  7. Scalp infections
  8. Birth control medications
Certain prescription drugs or result from the use of harsh chemicals or aggressive styling that can cause permanent damage to the fragile hair follicle. Excessive hair shedding may also be symptomatic of rapid weight loss from dangerous fad-dieting or an eating disorder such as anorexia. The use of street drugs such as cocaine will also exhibit sudden and severe hair shedding.

20 March 2009

Hair Loss Is Confidence Loss

Have you noticed a gradual and progressive increase in the number of hairs lost when combing or brushing? You’re not alone if you’re experiencing breakage, increased hair shedding or significant hair loss.

Many women may cover it up with wigs, hair extensions, hats or scarves. Others choose one of the several approved medications or surgical procedures that are available to treat baldness.

First of all, don’t panic! Hair loss or hair shedding is consistent within the hair growth cycle and it is normal to lose some scalp hair each day. The average human scalp has roughly 100,000 to 150,000 individual hairs and the normal hair growth cycle results in the loosening or shedding of about 100 to 150 hairs on a daily basis. New hair growth then emerges from these same previous dormant hair follicles, growing at the average rate of about half an inch per month.

Hair is composed of two separate parts: the follicle and the hair shaft. The follicle lies below the scalp and produces the hair strands that we see growing out of our head. The follicle is alive, however the hair strand is simply composed of dead cells that have no regenerative ability.

For most people, 90% of our scalp hair is always in a to six year growth phase (anagen) while the remaining 10% is in a dormant period (telogen), which lasts about three months. When the dormant period ends the hair is shed; these are the worrisome hairs we obsess over in our comb, hairbrush, on our pillow or down the shower drain. Relax, some hair loss is perfectly normal.

Baldness or Alopecia happens when the normal pattern of hair growth is disrupted. The normal pattern of human hair growth is growing, resting, shedding and growing again. If the growth pattern is out of balance, hair does not grow back as readily as it falls out. A family history of androgenetic alopecia increases your risk of balding. Heredity also affects the age at which you begin to lose hair and the development, pattern and extent of your baldness.

19 March 2009

What Is The Different Between Perfume And Perfume Oil?

The history of perfume oils dates back to ancient Egypt when these fine scented oils were presented to royalty as gifts. In modern times, most people think perfume as department store fragrances, which consist mainly of the concentrated oil and alcohol solution. Here are some interesting facts about perfume oils :
  1. Strength of smell - Perfume oils are highly concentrated and up to ten times more concentrated than department store perfumes. This quality allows oils to last longer than their eau de perfume counterparts.
  2. Alcohol - Perfumes have alcohol in them, which creates different smell effects. Most body oils use carrier oils like jojoba or grapeseed oil in place of alcohol. In some fragrances, the smell can change as the alcohol evaporates different scent notes through time.
  3. Price - Perfumes have a very high markup and great profit margins, which is perhaps why many celebrities have embarked on the trend of creating their own perfumes and colognes. Perfume oils can be sold very cheaply, or even more expensively than the perfumes, depending on how they are positioned in the market.
  4. Body chemistry - Just because a perfume or cologne smells good on you, doesn't mean that the oil version will. Perfumes only have a small percentage of oil, so they are quite different than pure body oils. This interaction between the fragrance and your body may produce a different scent perception.
  5. Packaging - Department store perfumes are very nicely packaged and thus make great gifts for friends and family. Many perfume oils are sold in less attractive containers, That’s why it’s cheap.
  6. Uses - Perfume oils can be used to create a variety of scented products, like soap, candles, bath oils, air fresheners, and many other types of scented products. While, perfumes are only intended for use on the body, Be aware that there are different types of fragrance oils and that pure uncut oils are not safe for use on the skin.
Try out a small sample first and who knows, you might just discover a delightful new product to add to your personal inventory.

Perfume Oils
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