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Weekend Lookbook: Victoria's Secret Hair and Makeup Tutorial

Happy Friday! Anyone going out this weekend? If yes, you're in luck because I'm about to share a quick weekend beauty look inspired by Victoria's Secret 2014 runway show. So scroll down for a quick run through of how to style your hair and do your makeup the VS way.

Loose Tousled Waves

Have fun this week and add some gorgeous waves to your locks with this fun tutorial using velcro rollers. It doesn't take long to end up with a full body of soft curls.

Victoria's Secret Eye Makeup

Whether you have a special occasion coming up or love going glam you'll want to try these styles. I combine two of my favorite day and night look to give you some inspiration.
The one on the left is not dramatic and has a more natural look to it. Wearing it during the day will give you the perfect glam eye under the sunlight.
The one on the right is gorgeous for an evening out. The perfect cat eye and sultry smokey eye combination can add some drama looking too heavy. If it's too dark you can tone it down with a lighter eyeshadow color scheme.
This last eye tutorial is from VS's offical beauty lab page. The bombshell look is another one of my favorite. The light, shimmery eye makeup is also suitable look for a day out on the beach. You'll see what I mean once you watch the tutorial.
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I think I'm more in awe of the bombshell hair from the makeup tutorial. it looks so soft and luscious but it might be the lighting.
The end result is really pretty. It looks like a 24 hour digital perm!
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However, the general consensus is that showering daily can have a few negative effects on your skin and the skin on your face. In the worst-case scenario, daily showering can exacerbate skin problems such as dry skin, itching, cracking, and bacterial overgrowth. Showering can help reduce skin bacteria, which is sometimes beneficial — but not always. While it may come as a surprise, bacteria are not all bad. In fact, bacteria and the health of your skin have a close relationship. Bacteria are necessary for the health of your skin. For example, in order for your immune system to function properly, it must be exposed to microorganisms on a regular basis. Keeping your skin clean and free of dirt and bacteria does not make you healthier; instead, it prevents your immune system from properly training its antibodies for future encounters. As a result, the antibacterial soaps that many people use in showers and hand scrubbing situations may kill off the important 'should be here' bacteria. When this happens, you're merely making room for more dangerous bacteria to colonise. And this is a major concern for people who take hot showers frequently, because excessive showering can cause your skin to dry and crack over time, allowing these more dangerous bacteria to enter your body beneath the skin barrier. This can lead to major issues, infections, and problems in the future. Is it bad to wash your face while you shower? Despite all of our warnings, there are still plenty of reasons to take our advice with a grain of salt. While a celebrity dermatologist may recommend you not to wash your face during your shower routine, the reality is that there is very little evidence to suggest any danger to your face in particular. We couldn't find any studies that suggested that washing your face in the shower could cause an increase in acne, wrinkles, dryness, or skin conditions like rosacea or eczema. 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Steaming your skin can also provide additional benefits for serums and moisturisers later on. Topical products can often be better accepted by your skin by opening up your pores and making your skin more permeable. And, contrary to popular belief, steam is beneficial to your skin's relative moisture levels. It can not only help you add water to your individual skin cells, but it can also help make subsequent products like moisturisers and serums more effective. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, steam increases blood flow in your skin's blood vessels, which can lead to increased collagen production and, eventually, plump and firm skin. All of this being said, it is recommended that you use a hot towel or bowl rather than a shower, as this gives you more control over the time and level of contact water has with your face, as well as the ability to adjust the temperature. These things are important for people who have rosacea and redness, as well as those who have broken capillaries. Women with sensitive skin should exercise caution as well, as steaming can aggravate inflammatory conditions (which means people with eczema should also be wary). When You Should Wash Your Face Instead So, the shower is off, and we both agree on that. So, where do you wash your face? When, where, and why? You should wash your face twice a day, plus more if you get sweaty, as you might after exercise or time in the sun. In most cases, washing once in the morning and once at night is sufficient. According to what we can tell, you're fine to do one of those washes right after a shower — lukewarm water and a non-abrasive, non-alcoholic cleanser are the gentle combination you'll need. Just remember to be a little gentler than you would be with your back, legs, or feet. By the way, now is the ideal time to apply a moisturiser. 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8 Habits That Cause Premature Wrinkles And Skin Aging
People of all ages have beautiful skin. But as time goes on, the glow of your skin can fade. Cut back on these habits that can make your skin look older before it's ready. 1. You can get dark circles and fine lines if you keep rubbing your eyes all the time. People get under-eye bags when the muscles around their eyes weaken as they get older. If you keep rubbing your eyes, it will be fine. It won't have any long-term effects. Continuous eye rubbing can cause an issue by increasing inflammation in the area. Keeping your eyes rubbed all the time can make the lines around your eyes look worse. I often see this as a problem for people with eczema, who may rub their eyes too much because they are itchy and hurt. Some people call them Dennie-Morgan lines because they look like a black eye when they get them. That's not all. It can darken the skin around the eyes if you pull, tug, and rub on the skin there. Determine what is making you rub your eyes. You should see an allergist to figure out what's causing your eyes to itch and to treat your symptoms. A dermatologist can help you figure out what kind of treatment is best for your eczema. 2. Not getting enough sleep hurts your skin's ability to grow new, healthy skin. A good night's sleep is important for energy, concentration, and having a good complexion. At night, the skin is in a state of renewal, and it starts to grow new skin. When you don't get enough sleep, it can show on your face. A study of 60 women published in Clinical and Experimental Dermatology in January 2015 found that women who didn't get enough sleep, which was defined as five hours or less, had more signs of ageing, a weaker skin barrier, and less satisfaction with their looks. You can get enough sleep if you follow the National Sleep Foundation's four tips: Every day, go to bed and wake up at the same time. This will help your body get used to the same times. Set up your bedroom in a dark, cool, and quiet way. Finish your meal at least two to three hours before going to sleep. If you drink a lot of caffeine in the afternoon, you should cut back a lot. 3. It can be hard to get a clean line when you use a straw. Were you born with a straw? It may keep your teeth from getting stained, but it can also make your mouth look older. This is a sign that your skin is getting older. There are muscles in the area around your lips when you drink from a straw. There is a better chance of getting that crease in the skin if we work those muscles more. It's the same reason that people who smoke get wrinkles around the mouth, like they do. To find the lines, you can keep your lips pursed over and over again. The best way to avoid straws is to not use them at all. 4. When you are stressed, cortisol is released, which causes collagen to break down. Whenever we are stressed, we feel it in every part of our bodies. Your skin is part of this. If you're always worried or can't sleep, your body is always making stress hormones, which can make you look older than you should. Inflammation and sagging skin are both caused by the stress hormone cortisol, which also breaks down collagen. Stress, because of the increased inflammation, has been shown to speed up the ageing process in studies. Stress can be reduced primarily by making changes to your lifestyle, like eating well, getting enough sleep, and practising meditation. All of these things have a big impact on the way your body and face look as you get older. Find out what truly relaxes you and do it often. 5. Using makeup to protect your skin from the sun exposes your skin to UV rays. SPF is the best way to keep your skin from getting older before it should. Ultraviolet (UV) light exposure caused about 80% of the visible signs of ageing on the face, like wrinkles and changes in pigmentation. You may not be protecting your skin from harmful UV rays if you only use makeup that has SPF in it. It blocks UVB rays but not UVA rays, which cause fine lines and brown spots. Most makeup blocks UVB but not UVA. As a bonus, to get the sunscreen benefit, you'd have to put on a lot of make-up. Makeup will add extra protection to sunscreen, but it's likely not enough on its own. Before you put on your makeup, put on a broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen or moisturiser. Broad-spectrum means that the product will protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays, which can make your skin age. As well as their makeup, people need SPF to keep them safe. SPF 30 is a good level of protection for most people. 6. Sun damage can happen to your neck and hands if you don't pay attention. Ultraviolet light is the single most important thing you can do to keep from getting older. Even if you use sunscreen every day, you might forget about your neck and hands. This might be why they're the first places to show your age. Previous research found that women with visible veins and wrinkles on the hands were perceived to be older than their peers with plumper hands, even if they were the same age. In time, we lose some of our ability to move freely. The hands lose volume and fat, which makes the skin clear and wrinkled. Your skin kind of thins out, so your hands don't look as big. In this picture, you can see the veins a little better. They look wrinkly. As a result of long-term sun exposure, the skin on the neck can turn dark and look older. In the same way, you can try to avoid harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. If you must go outside, it's the easiest thing to do is find shade and wear a hat with a brim and sunscreen. She says that some of her patients wear gloves that protect their hands from the sun when they drive. 7. If You Don't Wear Sunglasses, You Risk Damage to Your Eyes and the Skin Around them. As we've said, UV rays can damage the eyelid, cornea, lens, and retina. Sunglasses protect the eyes from these rays, which can also damage the skin around the eyes. These movements like squinting, laughing, and frowning can make your face look older over time. The more you use your muscles to make these movements, the more wrinkles and lines will show up when your face is at rest. Even in the dead of winter, you should wear sunglasses. The more protection you have, the better off you will be. Look for a pair that says 100% protection against both UVA and UVB or 100% protection against UV 400 on the package. 8. Soap can make wrinkles worse. Despite what your grandparents say, soap bars are often full of harsh detergents that strip the skin of its natural oils, making it dry and flaky. Even though dry skin doesn't cause wrinkles on its own, it does make them easier to see. There are things that can cause allergies and rashes on your skin when you have dry skin. These things are things like bacteria and viruses. Because your skin's barrier is weaker when it is dry, this is the reason why. A lot of people have trouble with their skin, so they have to be careful with the soap they use. If you have sensitive skin, eczema, or rosacea, then yes, the soap you use will have an effect on how your skin looks and feels. You should use a cleanser that is hydrating to clean your face. You should look for the words gentle and moisturising on the package. Avoid using deodorant soap or products that could dry out your skin, like alcohol, fragrance, retinoids, or alpha hydroxy acid. After you wash your face, apply a moisturiser with antioxidants like vitamin C.
Probiotics For Skin - How Effective Are They?
You've probably heard a lot about the importance of gut health and how oral probiotics can help keep it in tip-top shape in recent years. There are numerous probiotic products on the market today, ranging from pills to yoghurt drinks and beyond. But, exactly, what are probiotic supplements? They contain beneficial bacteria that can help you maintain a healthy microbiome in your gut. This can help with digestion and even prevent illness. Probiotics that may be beneficial to the skin If you want to try this type of skin care to help your skin's healthy bacteria and microbiome, you should know which probiotic extracts can help. Here are a few of the big guns: * S. Thermophiles may increase skin ceramides, which aid in skin cellular function. It could also help with atopic dermatitis. * In some studies, V. Filiformis was shown to improve atopic dermatitis, redness, scaling, and itchiness after two weeks. * The presence of S. Thermophilus resulted in an increase in ceramides and hydration. Lactobacillus may be beneficial in the treatment of inflammation. * B. Coagulans may help with acne, but more research is needed. Skin Care Alternatives Backed by Science Not sure if you want to invest in probiotic skin care? Or maybe you just want to wait until there's more research to back up the claims? We understand. Fortunately, there are a wide range of well-researched products available. There's something for everyone, no matter what your skin needs (hydration, clearing up, or overall health). Here are some scientifically proven remedies: Cleanser According to studies, using a high-quality cleanser can help keep skin healthy and reduce acne. Choose a non-abrasive, alcohol-free wash. Something labelled "non-comedogenic" is also helpful because it will not clog pores. Moisturizer This product is essential in any skin care regimen. It hydrates, smoothes, and can help your skin barrier, which protects your complexion from environmental factors. Do you have oily skin? You must still use one. If you don't, your oil production may increase. When your skin becomes dry, your body signals it to produce more oil. Pick a moisturiser designed specifically for acne-prone skin. Sunscreen This is one product that should not be skimped on. Not only does your face require protection from skin cancer, but using sunscreen can also help prevent ageing. According to research, UV exposure can reduce the elastic properties of the skin, resulting in sagging or wrinkles. Look for a broad-spectrum formula with at least SPF 30. Tretinoin Do you want to fight acne? Consider using tretinoin in the form of a prescription topical cream. It works by stimulating your skin's natural exfoliation of dead skin cells (which can lead to breakouts). Pick an acne cream that contains tretinoin as well as clindamycin, an antibiotic that prevents blemish-causing bacteria from multiplying. Your skin also has a microbiome (a large number of bacteria that live on the skin's surface), and probiotic skin care has recently become popular. What Exactly Is Probiotic Skin Care? Thousands of different species of bacteria live on the surface of your skin. The microbiome of your skin is made up of these bacteria. But, before you vomit, consider this: having bacteria-infested skin is a good thing. That bacteria can help protect your face from environmental factors, prevent dry skin, and do a variety of other things. However, if your skin's microbiome becomes out of balance, it can cause acne, rosacea, premature ageing, eczema, and dryness. What can disrupt your skin's microbiome? It could be anything, from the medications you're taking to the weather to the face wash you're using. You can probably guess what the goal of probiotic skin care is now that you know an out-of-balance microbiome can cause skin issues: to keep the good bacteria balanced and working in your favour, while preventing bad bacteria from causing skin issues. There are topical creams that contain live bacteria cultures. There are also creams labelled as prebiotics. While probiotics help to maintain a healthy balance of good bacteria, prebiotics contain ingredients that are thought to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria. There are also oral pills that claim to help regulate your skin's microbiome. Is Probiotic Skin Care Effective? In summary? It's possible. Some research suggests that oral and topical probiotics may help to prevent and treat certain skin issues. According to one systematic review of both human and animal studies, using probiotic skin care products may help with acne, eczema, and dry skin. However, the researchers were emphatic that more research is required before that can be concluded definitively. A number of small studies have also found that probiotics may help with skin ageing, wound healing, and possibly even skin cancer. Another study found that certain probiotics may promote good bacteria, which can help restore the skin's normal pH balance and fight free radicals. Free radicals form naturally and can harm the skin's cellular structures. These free radicals can be exacerbated by environmental factors such as UV light and pollution. Skin Care with Probiotics While probiotics are traditionally thought to improve gut health, they may also benefit your skin. That's because, like your gut, your skin has its own microbiome, which means that tonnes of good bacteria live on the surface of your skin. Certain factors, such as medication or environmental factors, can have a negative impact on your skin's microbiome and even introduce harmful bacteria. When harmful bacteria outnumber healthy bacteria, skin conditions such as acne, eczema, sensitive skin, rosacea, dry skin, and others can develop. Probiotic skin care may help to address these issues and restore your skin's microbiome. There are a variety of products on the market right now, ranging from topical probiotics to oral probiotics designed specifically to improve your skin. Though more research is required before anyone can make a definitive statement, the available literature is encouraging. According to research, using probiotic skin care can help with acne, dryness, and eczema, as well as address skin issues associated with ageing. S thermophiles, lactobacillus, and other probiotic strains can be beneficial. If you're concerned that your skin's microbiome needs to be balanced, or if you're dealing with skin issues that need to be addressed, speaking with a celebrity dermatologist may be beneficial. They will be able to examine your skin type and assist you in determining what your skin requires (including whether your healthy bacteria is out of balance and you require probiotics for skin health) so you can achieve flawless, healthy skin.
14 Natural Remedies For A Bright And Healthy Skin Tone
Overexposure to the sun, pollution, poor lifestyle choices, medical conditions, and even stress can all contribute to dark, dull, and pigmented skin. Many girls wish for fair and flawless skin complexions, and there is no shortage of skin-lightening creams and lotions on the market. However, using chemical-based cosmetics for an extended period of time can harm your skin. We'll show you how to lighten your skin tone naturally and achieve that flawless look. However, you should be aware that you cannot go from being dark-skinned to looking fair, as depicted in several advertisements for fairness creams. You can definitely return to your natural skin tone, which tends to darken over time due to factors such as dust, pollution, and so on. We've compiled a list of tips for lightening your skin tone and restoring your natural shade. 1. Get enough rest. Sounds strange, doesn't it? However, it is true that not getting enough sleep can cause problems with your skin and face, as your body requires 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. You must allow enough time for your body to rest in order to bring out the inner glow. While you sleep, your body increases blood flow to your skin, resulting in a healthy glow when you wake up. However, if you do not get enough sleep, your complexion can appear dull and lifeless, not to mention the appearance of dark circles. 2. Drink plenty of water Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and radiant. To keep your body hydrated, you should drink at least 8 ounces, or two litres, of water per day. By flushing out toxins, drinking plenty of water will improve the texture and appearance of your skin. 3. Use sunscreen even when you're indoors. When you leave the house, you should protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays, and you should do so even when you're inside because the rays can penetrate glass. To protect your skin from the sun and pollution, apply sunscreen lotion or spray liberally all over your body and carry sunglasses, a cap, or a scarf. 4. Apply moisturiser to your skin You should moisturise your skin twice a day with a daily moisturiser or facial oil. Moisturizing your skin will help you get rid of dry, flaky skin and make it look more radiant. The hydration will immediately improve the appearance of your skin. 5. Apply olive oil and honey to your face. To lighten your skin tone, massage it with an olive oil and honey pack on a daily basis. Massage 2 tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp honey into your skin for a couple of minutes. If you have oily skin, add a few drops of lemon juice as well. Wipe away this pack with lukewarm water. This home remedy will help you achieve a fairer complexion. 6. Steaming of the face This deep-cleansing technique will open your pores and remove all dirt. Instead of using plain water, boil lemon peels in water and then steam your face with the water. Do this for a few minutes before patting your face dry with a soft wet towel. Lemon's vitamin C will improve the colour of your skin. 7. Make use of cold rose water. Rose water has anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce skin redness. Spraying cold rose water on your face will leave your skin feeling refreshed and will also improve your complexion. The best part about this home remedy is that you can use it at any time of day. 7. Gently exfoliate your skin Every other day, you should exfoliate your skin to remove dead skin buildup. Make a homemade exfoliating pack by combining 2 tsp of rice powder with a small amount of coconut oil. Apply this mixture to your skin to remove tan and improve your complexion. 8. Banana face mask Make a face mask with unsalted butter, 2 tbsp ripe banana paste, and 1 tsp honey. Mix all of the ingredients together and massage it all over your face for a few minutes. To remove the pack, use a warm washcloth. This pack will improve your skin's complexion and texture. 9. Apply an orange peel mask You can brighten your skin by using an orange peel mask. Apply a paste of fresh orange peels and cold milk to your face and neck. Use this pack twice a week for naturally lighter skin. 10. Face mask for removing tan naturally 2 tsp orange peel powder or lemon peel powder, a tsp baking soda, 1 tsp honey, and 2 tsp lemon juice combine to make a natural bleach face pack. Apply this paste to your face to remove pigmentation, as well as to bleach facial hair and achieve glowing skin. 11. Fairness treatment with aloe vera In a bowl, combine 2 tsp aloe vera gel, 1/2 tsp turmeric, and 1 tbsp honey, and apply to your face and neck. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes before wiping it away with a cotton pad soaked in chilled milk. After wiping away the milk, rinse your face with cool water. This pack will improve the appearance and elasticity of your skin. 12. Cucumber Fairness Facial Pack To lighten skin tone, combine peeled cucumber slices, sandalwood powder, and a tbsp lemon juice in a cucumber fairness face pack. Leave this herbal fairness face pack on your face for 15 minutes. For glowing skin and a lighter skin tone, wash it off and pat dry. 13. Natural toner for even tone skin. To create a natural toner, combine equal parts apple cider vinegar and rose water. Then, soak a cotton pad in the solution and wipe your face with it for 2 minutes before rinsing. This will remove impurities and dead skin cells, leaving your skin soft and brightening the complexion. 14 Egg mask for skin whitening. Egg white is fantastic for your skin! Egg has astringent properties, which allow it to shrink pores, tighten skin, and lighten skin tone. To make a skin-whitening egg mask, combine 2 tsp corn flour powder and 1 egg white and apply to your face. For better results, add lemon juice to this pack if you have acne-prone skin.
How Tretinoin Gets Rid Of Acne and How To Use It?
Tretinoin cream is available in a variety of concentrations, ranging from .05 percent cream to creams containing up to .1 percent tretinoin. The type of tretinoin cream you use to treat acne, like many other skincare medications, can have a significant impact on your results as well as your risk of experiencing side effects. We've listed all of the different tretinoin cream concentrations that are available in the United States below. We've also discussed which concentration is best for treating and preventing acne. We've also discussed how tretinoin can be used as an acne treatment to prevent breakouts and keep your skin clear all year. What Exactly Is Acne? Acne vulgaris, also known as acne vulgaris, is a common skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles, or pores, become clogged with a mixture of sebum, dead skin cells, and other substances. Acne affects almost everyone at some point in their lives. For some, it is a condition that develops during adolescence. Adult acne breakouts, which can occur in a person's 30s, 40s, and even well into middle age, are a lifelong annoyance for others. Acne breakouts are caused by a variety of factors. One of these is sebum, a natural oil produced by your sebaceous glands. When sebum accumulates on the surface layer of your skin, it can seep into your pores and clog them. Another factor in acne is the accumulation of dead skin cells over time. These cells, which are left over from the epidermal turnover process, can combine with sebum to clog pores and cause acne. Acne can become infected, inflamed, and painful when bacteria begin to multiply inside a clogged pore. Acne can range in severity from minor comedones to severe nodules and cysts that cause skin irritation. Forms of Acne Comedonal When your pores become clogged with sebum and/or dead skin cells, these small acne lesions form. Both whiteheads and blackheads are common forms of comedonal acne. Inflammatory Because of the presence of bacteria, these acne lesions are red, tender, and occasionally painful. Consider a typical red, inflamed pimple. Inflammatory acne commonly manifests as papules and pustules. Nodular and Cystic When bacteria multiply inside acne lesions deep within your skin, these severe forms of acne develop. Nodular and cystic acne are frequently difficult to treat and can leave acne scars. How Does Tretinoin Treat Acne? Tretinoin is one of the most powerful acne treatment on the market today. In fact, tretinoin and other topical acne treatments have been referred to as a "mainstay" of therapy for acne breakouts in studies. Retinoids, such as tretinoin, work by speeding up the process by which your skin produces new cells, a process known as epidermal turnover. To understand how this prevents acne, we must first cover the fundamentals of how your skin maintains and repairs itself, as well as the effects this process can have on the texture and appearance of your skin. Your skin serves several purposes. These include acting as a barrier against infectious pathogens like fungi and bacteria, regulating your temperature, keeping water inside your body, and protecting your organs from UV radiation and its effects. In other words, your skin does more than just make you look good. The outer layer of your skin, known as the epidermis, is responsible for the majority of this work. Your epidermis constantly produces new cells to replace older, worn ones in order to maintain itself. These cells are formed in the skin's basal layers. They gradually travel to the surface over time, allowing your older skin cells to detach and shed into the environment. This process is known as epidermal turnover. Consider it your skin's way of applying a fresh coat of paint as each old layer is worn away by the environment. The length of the epidermal turnover process varies according to age and a variety of other factors. The epidermis of most people changes every 40 to 56 days. So, what does this have to do with acne, and how does tretinoin play a role in it? One of the most important factors in the development of acne breakouts is the accumulation of old skin cells on the surface layer of your skin. Tretinoin aids in the exfoliation of dead skin cells by promoting skin cell turnover. This reduces your chances of developing clogged pores that develop into comedones or other types of acne. Tretinoin has other skin benefits in addition to its ability to treat acne. It directly stimulates collagen production, which can lighten and conceal lines, wrinkles, and other signs of facial ageing. It can also help with photodamaged skin, which is rough, dry, or unevenly pigmented as a result of sun exposure. These non-acne benefits are covered in greater detail in our guide to using tretinoin to treat wrinkles and skin ageing. How Fast Does Tretinoin Work? Tretinoin begins to work as soon as it is absorbed by your skin, but it usually takes a few months before you notice any significant improvements. In most studies, it takes three to six months for tretinoin to produce visible improvements in acne severity. During this time, you may notice that your skin improves gradually, or that you have fewer pimples or other types of acne. Some people who use tretinoin for acne experience a tretinoin "purge," which is an increase in acne, skin irritation, and other symptoms after starting tretinoin treatment. This is a temporary problem that usually resolves itself after a few months. After starting tretinoin, it's critical to persevere and be patient. It does work, but it may take a few months before you notice any significant changes in your skin. Which Tretinoin Cream Concentrations Are There? Tretinoin acne cream is available in several strengths in the United States, ranging from .025 percent, .05 percent, and .1 percent. Side Effects of Tretinoin Concentrations Tretinoin is a medication that is both safe and effective for the vast majority of people. However, it, like all medications, has the potential for side effects. The majority of these are minor and temporary, but there are a few you should be aware of before using any tretinoin-containing product. Tretinoin may cause the following side effects: A stinging or warming sensation Skin that is red, scaling, or dry An increase in acne lesions for a short period of time Lighter or darker skin discolouration Blisters, crusting, and swelling of the skin Pain, burning, redness, or flakiness are all symptoms of a bacterial infection. Tretinoin can also have serious side effects, especially if you have sensitive skin or skin that is easily irritated by topical treatments. If you experience severe irritation, hives, itching, or pain after applying topical tretinoin, contact your dermatologist right away. Another important tretinoin side effect to be aware of is that it can increase your skin's susceptibility to sunlight, making you more susceptible to sunburn. If you use tretinoin, you should exercise caution in bright sunlight. Wear protective clothing to shield your face from bright sunlight, apply sunscreen, and avoid prolonged sun exposure, even if it is artificial, as much as possible. The higher the concentration of tretinoin cream, as with most skin medications, the more significant the results. Creams with a higher tretinoin concentration are more effective at preventing acne and premature skin ageing, but they are also more likely to cause side effects. These side effects may be more common if you combine tretinoin with another acne treatment, such as benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. What Tretinoin Strength Should I Use for Acne? There is no "best" concentration of tretinoin cream for the treatment of acne because everyone's skin is different. Most people who use tretinoin, whether for acne prevention or as an anti-aging cream, experiment with different concentrations over time before settling on the type of cream that works best for their skin. Most dermatologists in the India begin by prescribing low strength medications to their patients. If this cream is ineffective in treating your acne, your doctor may advise you to try a stronger tretinoin cream. If you experience side effects like skin irritation, redness, or peeling, your doctor may recommend switching to a lower strength tretinoin cream, using the cream less frequently, or using an alcohol-free face moisturiser in conjunction with the tretinoin cream to prevent dryness. Finally, keep in mind that tretinoin frequently causes the most serious side effects during the first two to six weeks of use. This means that even if the concentration and dosage are perfect, there is still a chance that you will experience irritation and other "purge" effects when you begin treatment.
How To Hide Your Hair Perfectly Under A Wig?
After buying the wig, you need to know what to do to make the wig look more natural. If your hair is too long or too much, try this so that your hair naturally hides under the skunk stripe hair wig. BUN Usually, the best place to hide your hair under a black wig with highlights is at the nape of your neck, and most wigs have a little extra stretch in this area to accommodate for it. If your hair is long enough, you can simply tie your hair in a bun and throw it under the wig cap, put on the body wave wigs and the wig will stretch around the bun. Nice and simple! PLAITS Having your natural hair in plaits is one of the best and easiest ways of hiding your hair under a wig. Although this style is not as flat as other styles, it allows for your natural hair to be protected and allows for easier access to the scalp for cleansing and moisturizing. How to achieve the look: For medium hair – Divide your hair into two and plait both sections. – Swirl and tuck your plaits into a Heidi Braid hairstyle. – With one plait, place it under the opposite plait and take it up around the front of your head. Secure this with pins. – Take your second plait, cross it under the opposite plait and bring it to the front of the head. Again, secure with pins. For long hair: – Tie your hair into a ponytail at the crown of your head and divide the hair equally into 4 sections and plait each – Take one plait and wrap it around your head about an inch away from your hairline and pinning every few inches to secure – Repeat this with the next two, wrapping each braid behind the rows of the previous plait – With the final plait, wrap it into a spiral that ends at the base of the original ponytail. TOP TIP When plaiting the hair, keep the plaits small to minimize lumps or bumps under the wig. CORNROWS This is a much-loved hairstyle for concealing your natural hair under a wig, particularly for those with thick or textured hair. Cornrows allow for a flatter surface than braided hair so your hair is less bumpy under a wig, and this style is great for short to medium length hair, although can be done on most lengths. How to achieve the look? – Divide your hair into small sections from front to back and simply plait the length of your hair. Things to remember when wearing a wig Wear a silk wig liner - The cap protects the hair from the wig and keeps your hair in place while wearing the wig. Moisturize and allow your scalp to get air - Wearing a wig does not mean your hair is completely protected and therefore allowed to be neglected. It must be moisturized prior to wearing a wig. Remember to moisturize before going to bed if your hair feels dry and never sleep with a wig. Never place a wig on a wet head - Placing a wig on top of wet hair is just asking to create a breeding ground for bacteria. Hair should always be completely dry before wearing a wig. Clean and condition your hair and scalp regularly - Hair and scalp need regular cleansing to remove the excess sebum and even dirt. Sweat and moisturizers can be built up and need to be removed. Takedown the twists, braids, or cornrows to shampoo, deep conditioner, moisturize and redo a fresh set of braids, twists, or cornrows. This will ensure your hair and scalp stay clean and moisturized so your hair does not because brittle and break. Wigs need careful maintenance and cleaning after wearing them for a long time. If you need to know more about wigs, you can browse the official blog of West Kiss Hair.
5 Reasons to Give Up Shampoo
The "no poo" movement has gained popularity, which piqued my interest. People are abandoning shampoo bottles in favour of brushes and talc. Those who have long, beautiful hair claim that natural hair is healthier for you and the environment, and that it doesn't require much maintenance to look good. I experimented with going without shampoo for a few days to see how it felt. Here are five more reasons why you should get rid of your poo: 1. Avoid using chemicals. Many of the ingredients on shampoo and conditioner labels that are difficult to read are hazardous. Diethyl phthalate (DEP) is a possible carcinogen and hormone disruptor, but it aids in the retention of scent in hair products. Although sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) causes shampoo to foam, it can irritate your skin and even cause cancer, so you should avoid using it. Parabens can help your body stay fresh, but they've also been found in breast cancer tumours. 2. Reduce the amount of water used. You use less water when you don't wash your hair every day, which helps the environment. On days when I don't wash my hair, it works for me. I only need a quick sprinkling from the tub faucet. If you colour your hair, limiting the amount of water it comes into contact with is beneficial. The heat and minerals in your shower water can cause it to lose its colour. Water alone can cause up to 80% of the colour to fade. 3. Make the best possible use of your time. It takes a long time to get ready in the morning. You should wash your hair less frequently if you want to have more time to do other healthy things like go for a morning run or sleep in. You can be more adaptable if you know how to keep your hair clean for longer periods of time. Do not wash your hands before or after working out. For example, don't wash before or after a workout in the afternoon. 4. Improve the health of your hair. Some people go months without washing their hair. They claim that their hair eventually stops producing sebum, which is a type of oil produced on the scalp. The end result is shiny, moist, and healthy hair that isn't greasy at all. Sebum is beneficial to your hair because it promotes hair growth. Because they protect your hair, scalp oils are nature's moisturiser. However, no studies have been conducted to demonstrate that sebum operates on a supply and demand basis. What you do when you remove oils is more of an external thing. I'm not aware of any evidence that this can alter the way the body functions. 5. Get to know your hair. Finally, I was able to go two weeks without washing my hair, which was beneficial to me. My scalp health improved after a summer of not washing my hair frequently. I also learned a lot about my hair and let go of my own strict rules about when to wash it. I didn't have to wash my hair at all during the week.