Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Beauty Tip for Girls NUMBER 9

If you have light hair,”put a lotion over the eyebrows and hair line” when self-tanning the face. Also remember to “apply it in circular motions and blend down to the neck”- Sinead Norenius, founder of Beautisol.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Beauty Tip for Girls NUMBER 8

If you often find yourself being too tired to wash your face at night, keep makeup removing wipes in your night stand to prevent a runny mess or morning break out.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Beauty Tip for Girls NUMBER 6

The best way to get rid of ingrown hairs is to exfoliate,”which rids the skin of dead cells and allows the hair to break through the surface”- Marlena Ramoy, Bliss Spa Esthetician.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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Beauty Tip for Girls NUMBER 3


SO...Replace mascara and liquid eyeliner after 3-4 months.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

How to Wash Your Hair — The Right Way

You may do it practically every day, but do you really know how to wash your hair the right way? Using the correct techniques can make a world of difference in your hair’s health, bounce and shine — but if you’re making some common mistakes, you could be damaging your strands without even knowing it. We asked two of New York’s foremost hair pros, hair stylist Nunzio Saviano of Nunzio Saviano Salon in New York and Kyle White, lead colorist at Oscar Blandi Salon, to share their best tips for lathering up, the right way.
1. Start with a rinse.
Just like your laundry needs a rinse cycle before you add detergent, hair should be thoroughly wet before you add your shampoo. “Hot water will open the cuticle, which is good for removing any dirt or product trapped in the hair,” says White. Another bonus: “When your hair is rinsed in warm water, it loosens the oils through the scalp and opens the cuticle so it is able to absorb the oil” in your conditioner, says Saviano.
2. If you have long hair, condition first.
Yes, really! “If you have hair beneath the shoulders, protect fragile ends from drying out and further damage by running a small amount of conditioner through them and lightly rinsing, before any shampooing. This will not only keep ends healthy, it will fill any holes in the cuticle with moisture, making it smoother and boosting shine,” says White.
3. Lather up — but only at the scalp.
“You only need to shampoo the hair at the scalp, particularly at the nape,” Saviano says.
White agrees. “The best way to lather up is from roots to ends. The hair closest to the scalp is the youngest and will inevitably be the oiliest, while the end of the hair is the oldest and usually driest, most fragile part of the hair.”
Don’t use more shampoo than you need; both Saviano and White say that a quarter-sized amount of shampoo is enough. If your hair is particularly long or thick, go ahead and double that.
4. Be gentle!
Friction can permanently damage your hair’s cuticle, leading to breakage and frizz. Think about washing your hair like you hand wash your delicates — very carefully.
“Start your lather at the roots,” says White. “Increase blood flow to the scalp and stimulate hair growth by using vertical strokes with medium pressure.” Don’t use circular motions, which can tangle your hair.
Next, “Smooth the lather over the ends in a straight stroking motion,” White advises. “Do not scrub the fragile ends or use a back and forth motion like you’re washing a rag on a washboard.”
5. Don’t rinse and repeat.
Despite what the instructions on the back of your shampoo bottle may say, there’s no need to wash your hair twice. “Avoid stripping the hair by doing one shampoo only, which is usually sufficient,” says White. “Unless the hair is extremely dirty and the first shampoo didn’t produce a lather,” in which case, go ahead and lather up one more time.
6. Add conditioner from the mid-lengths to the tips.
After you’ve rinsed out your shampoo, “squeeze some of the water out of the hair before you put in the conditioner,” says Saviano. “Then clip your hair up and finish showering, leaving the conditioner rinse out for the final step of your shower.” The longer the conditioner stays on your hair, the better it absorbs. Don’t put conditioner at the roots of your hair; the natural oil from your scalp is more concentrated there.
7. Finish with a cold water rinse.
“Cold water will shut the cuticle tight, sealing the shingle-like outer layer, which will cause it to reflect the most light and give off the most shine,” says White.
More Hair Washing Tips
Use a shampoo and conditioner that’s made for your hair type. If your hair is dry, choose moisturizing products. If you color your hair, opt for color-safe formulas. “Volumizing” shampoos tend to leave hair drier, so they’re best for fine hair types that would be weighed down by more moisturizing products.
How often you wash your hair depends on your hair type, too. If you have oily or fine hair, you may need to shampoo daily. Normal or dry hair can lather up closer to three times a week.
Filter your water. White recommends using a shower filter, such as the T3 Source Showerhead, since it “removes rust and minerals from water that can dull color, and deposit on blondes making them dark and muddy.” (We’ve tried it, and it also made our hair super soft.)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Can You Get an STD From Your Guy's Facial Hair?

Find out what's actually lurking under that beard.

From thick mustaches to bristly beards, full-on facial hair is 2015's style trend for men. And not to totally scare you away from a guy who sports the lumberjack look, but his unshaven face might be hiding an unhygienic secret. Though the risk is small, chin and cheek hair can harbor germs that can cause icky things like herpes, fungal infections, or even a dangerous staph infection. Make direct contact with one of these bugs, and you may end up with skin issues of your own.
"If a guy doesn't groom his mustache and beard properly, they can become a breeding grounds for germs," says Debra Jaliman, M.D., a dermatologist in New York City. That's partly because the wiry hairs trap sweat, bodily fluids, even bits of food, all of which serve as cafeterias for microbes that may then be served up to you.
Another problem, Jaliman says, is that thick facial hair can camouflage symptoms of a transmissible skin issue that isn't directly related to the beard or mustache itself, such as redness that could be from yeast or a herpes sore. If he doesn't notice the signs, he could inadvertently transmit the condition to you.
Other things you can get from hipster facial hair include warts, as well as a bacterial skin condition called impetigo that leads to angry red open sores, says New York City dermatologist Diane Berson, M.D. "And of course, a bristly beard can cause irritation and a rash when rubbed against his partner's face, which can trigger pink bumps and chafing," she says.
But there's no need to force your guy to razor it all off—just take a few smart steps to lower your infection odds. First, encourage him to groom his facial hair right, which means washing it with soap in the shower at least once a day and inspecting it regularly (like after meals) to make sure no particles or dirt are trapped between the hairs. And before you engage in any direct contact with his unshaven mug, give it a quick once-over to make sure the skin around and under it is healthy, with no redness, bumps, or blisters. "Men aren't always used to taking care of body hair, and they don't necessarily clean it well," says Jaliman. Gross but true, so to keep your skin infection-free, follow due diligence. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Got Stones?

Drink This Effective Lemon-Based Syrup To Help Cleanse Your Kidneys! By Daily Health Post Kidney stones – hard, small mineral deposits that form in your kidneys – are increasingly common among adults today. While the minority of cases of kidney stones may require surgery, the majority of them – while painful – can be treated at home with plenty of water and this home remedy. There are several factors that can contribute to developing kidney stones, from diet to obesity to family history, but once you have them, your primary focus should be passing the kidney stones so you can get back to normal. Try this recipe to help dissolve and pass the kidney stones more quickly. Powerful Syrup For Melting Kidney Stones Ingredients 1 cup pure maple syrup or 250 g powdered brown sugar 250 ml olive oil 250 g lemon (including the peel) 250 g ground parsley root 250 g organic honey Instructions 1. Wash the lemon thoroughly and cut it into slices, then grind it up using a food processor. 2. Dice up the parsley root and grind it up using a mortar and pestle or food processor. 3. Blend the lemon and parsley root thoroughly, then add the honey, olive oil and maple syrup, stirring until the mixture is thoroughly blended. 4. Drink the mixture with plenty of water. How It Works Citric acid commonly found in lemons and other citrus fruits (not to be confused with vitamin C or ascorbic acid) inhibits stone formation and breaks up small stones that are beginning to form. It works in a few different ways. Citrate binds with calcium in the urine, reducing the amount of calcium available to form calcium oxalate stones. It also prevents tiny calcium oxalate crystals that are already in the kidneys from growing and massing together into larger stones. It also makes the urine less acidic, which inhibits the development of both calcium oxalate and uric acid stones. Parsley is a great natural diuretic that helps increase urine production. It can also help prevent urinary tract infections, which can be a side effect of kidney stones. Olive oil and maple syrup serve to make this mixture more palatable. While honey provides additional health benefits. To avoid developing kidney stones in the future, stick to a diet full of legumes and vegetables – these will not only lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, but also reduce your risk of kidney stones.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Garlic And Brain Cancer Cells

By Daily Health Post Garlic has a long history of medicinal and therapeutic uses, from treating the common cold to lowering blood pressure. A study published by the American Cancer Association has revealed that compounds found in garlic may also be effective cancer-fighting agents as well. The study showed that “Garlic-derived organosulfur compounds such as diallyl sulfide (DAS), diallyl disulfide (DADS), and diallyl trisulfide (DATS) provide significant protection against carcinogenesis” by testing the reaction to the compounds in glioblastoma cells – cells of a common type of brain cancer. While there is a ways to go before these study results translate into patient care practices, the researchers on the study are optimistic about the results, and for good reason – there is copious compelling scientific evidence pointing to garlic’s ability to inhibit the growth of cancer cells, not just in glioblastoma but in multiple types of cancer. The Evidence “Overall, a host of studies provides compelling evidence that garlic and its organic allyl sulphur components are effective inhibitors of the cancer process” says one study from 2001, published in the journal Advances In Experimental Medicine and Biology. Another article from the Journal Of Nutrition attributes garlic’s efficacy in preventing cancer cell growth to oil and water-soluble allyl sulfur compounds found in the herb. A third study, published in the journal Planta Medica, looked at garlic’s anti-cancer properties alongside those of other fruits and vegetables. Perhaps most significantly, this study looked at dietary sources of garlic as cancer-preventing agents, suggesting that consuming garlic as part of your daily diet may be enough to slow the growth of cancer cells. Making Garlic Part Of Your Diet Garlic should be eaten raw to get the most benefit from it; while it tastes great cooked, the cooking process can destroy the enzymes that block the growth of cancer cells. It should also be as fresh as possible. When eating raw garlic, try dicing it finely and then letting it sit for fifteen minutes before eating it, to give the enzymes enough time to activate. Raw garlic can be incorporated into smoothies and other recipes; when uncooked, this herb has a distinctive, spicy flavor.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Orange-Turmeric Juice

Turmeric is a popular spice, particularly in India, where it is added to many dishes not only for it’s distinctive flavour, but for its health benefits as well. In addition to being a food additive, turmeric has a whole host of health benefits, most notably it’s anti-inflammatory effects. This drink combines turmeric with several other health-promoting ingredients. Rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, this drink will help treat pain and inflammation associated with arthritis and other chronic pain conditions, as well as give you plenty of vitamin content for overall health. Orange-Turmeric Juice Recipe Ingredients 1 tablespoon turmeric 1 5 cm piece of fresh ginger 5 carrots 2 lemons 1 orange 1 cucumber Peel the citrus fruits and chop up the ginger and carrots. Blend all the ingredients together in a blender or juicer and serve chilled. For best results, drink this juice in the morning, half an hour before your breakfast. How It Works Lemons are a great natural source of vitamin C, which is good for the immune system. But did you also know vitamin C can also increase your iron absorption and lower your risk of stroke? All the more reason to make this drink a part of your daily diet. A strong digestive aid, ginger is used to treat multiple sources of nausea, including morning sickness and nausea from chemotherapy. Recent studies have also found that ginger has anti-inflammatory effects and can be used as such to treat arthritis and other chronic pain conditions. Full of Vitamin A, carrots are often thought to be the ultimate health food – and for good reason. The juice from these vegetables can prevent or slow the development of cancer, in addition to being a great source of essential nutrients. The real hero of this drink, turmeric has been recognized by doctors and scientists alike for its powerful anti-inflammatory effects, making it ideal for therapeutic use against conditions like arthritis. It can also be used to treat other chronic pain conditions, such as fibromyalgia, and more minor conditions like heartburn. It is also effective against stomach ulcers and indigestion.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

prehiSPAnic cocoon Cantaloupe N Chia Smoothie

prehiSPAnic cocoon Avocado Tomatoes N Mandarin Snack

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