Culprits For Dry Hair


Often, people who have healthy mane is a subject of envy. Everyone wants to have beautiful hair. Sadly, dryness is still triumphant, based from a number of reasons. Here, you will find out what they are so you can solve it and have your dream hair. Who knows? The next time we see a shampoo commercial, you might be the model.

Over Styling or Use of Products

Gels, wax, sprays, colorant- all of this contributes to brittle and dry hair. Because it contains chemicals that are often damaging when overused, you can expect your hair to be dry in a span of days, even hours. Curling iron, flat iron, and blow dryers are also culprits, especially if they are not the good variety. To reverse the damage, lessen your use of styling products and go for dryers or irons that have negative ions.

Wrong Shampoo

As every individual has different type of hair, it follows that there are shampoos that cater to each kind. If you find yourself using one that does not suit your type, you can expect dryness to appear. For those who has chemically treated or colored hair, make sure to use shampoo made specifically for that.

Bad Nutrition

Everything you put inside your body has an effect on your system, including your hair. If you do not drink enough water, and lack protein or vitamins in your diet, expect your hair to be unhealthy as well. For those who cannot hit their daily vitamin requirements from the food they consume, you can always take supplements.

Medical Condition

Sometimes, sickness can contribute to unhealthy looking hair. You must first solve this by seeking help from the doctor and doing the appropriate treatment before change is seen. Hormonal fluctuations can also affect your hair, and so is taking pills or medication. Consult the physician first to prevent anxiety.

It is natural to have a bad hair day. Sometimes your locks just won’t agree with you, no matter what products you use. But you can surely prevent dryness by staying away from the following culprits listed and maintaining a good diet.

Facial Contouring For A More Defined Face Shape


I’m quite wary when it comes to any kind of dermatological treatment, especially if a machine is involved But when I heard about UltraFace Facial Contouring, I had to try it. It combines both ultrasound and radiofrequency to reduce the appearance of facial fat and bring out the contours of your face. The whole process takes about 45 minutes.

First, your face is cleaned before a thick layer of petroleum jelly is slathered on specific areas. The ultrasound then starts. It takes about eight minutes to do each side of your face. Eyes will be covered for protection but you’ll hear a faint whirring sound, and feel heat pressing down on your skin, which is tolerable.

Once you’re done with the first step, they clean off any residual petroleum jelly before applying baby oil. For 10-15 minutes, you’ll feel a constant and firm pressure from the handpiece that starts off cold but gets warmer and warmer, before cooling your skin towards the end. The entire process is repeated for a second cycle.

It’s recommended that you have at least eight treatments or more for optimum results, with a break of 10 days between sessions. After 1 session, I did notice the shape of my face more, the sharpness of its lines, and even my laugh lines seemed less apparent. Two days after the session, I was told by three of my friends, who didn’t know I had the treatment, that my face seemed thinner. I can only imagine what eight sessions could accomplish!

3 Important Vitamins To Keep Your Skin Healthy


The skin not only serves as barrier and as support for internal structures, but it is also the first thing that people see when they look at us. That is why a lot of women fret over their skin and how it should smooth and shiny. There are several products out there that are designed to help keep your skin healthy and good looking. However, if you want less cost and a more natural approach, taking in the right amount of vitamins that is good for the skin should suffice.

One which is commonly advertised in skin care products is vitamin E. It can be found in food items like mangoes, avocado, tomatoes, broccoli and even in asparagus. It acts as an anti oxidant which combats the effects of aging caused by free radicals. Vitamin A also works the same way. It also serves an anti oxidant for the skin in the form of retinol, which is naturally occurring in animal meat.

Another vitamin for the skin is Vitamin C or your ascorbic acid. It plays a major role in promoting a healthy immune system and also acts an anti oxidant. A poor immune system will not only cause skin problems, but other debilitating diseases as well. Apart from the vitamins, it is also important to keep your skin moist by taking sufficient amounts of water every day. It is recommended that adults take in at least 8-12 glasses of water each day.

Look Good and Feel Good With the Derma Roller System


Year in and year out, we are introduced to a variety of beauty products that promise the moon and the sky. There are those that claim to help you look young in less than a week, while others claim to reverse the signs of aging after just a couple of days. These products are the reason why I sometimes find it difficult to try out something new. This changed when I got to try the new Derma Roller System.

What is the Derma Roller?

The Derma Roller System is a small handheld device used to solve common skin care problems. It stimulates collagen and elastin, which are essential for the promotion of healthier skin cells in the body. Also called skin roller or microneedle roller, it uses small surgical needles in creating microscopic channels on the skin’s surface. This activates the body’s natural healing process, which is essential in regenerating and creating healthier skin cells.

What the Derma Roller System Can Do For You

The biggest reason why I was excited to try out the derma roller was what I found out about it. This small but extremely powerful handheld device has a lot of benefits:

  • It takes away old collagen fibers and produces new collagen and elastin.
  • It has good exfoliating capabilities, so it is effective for clearing pores.
  • It reduces wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, large pores, lines, and cellulite, among many others.
  • It also helps reduce hair loss and thinning.
  • It is not damaging to the skin.

With these in mind, I decided to finally take the plunge and dry the derma roller System.

What I Found Out (My Review)

The first thought I had before the procedure started was, “Will I have holes on my face?” It was a legitimate question because I focused on the word “needling”. There will be needles on my face. However, that was not the case. I mean, I did not have holes on my face after the procedure. The holes actually slowly closed up after a few hours.

And no, I felt no pain. Well, nothing that I could not handle. There was a prickling sensation at the start, but I gradually got used to it.

At the end of the session, I felt new. Or rather, my skin felt new. Sounds cliché, but there really is no other way to describe how it was. I did not expect a miracle overnight, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that after only several days of use, I could see some improvements. After about four weeks (five or six weeks for some), my skin looked younger and more radiant. I was told by friends that six months of continuous use will lessen the scars, wrinkles, and lines significantly. Of course, for best results, I used the 1.5 needles.

The only thing that was uncomfortable for me was the swelling that came right after the procedure. But it didn’t last that long and the result was worth it.

If you want to try the new DermaRoller System, check out http://www.dermarollersystem.com, where you will also find information about how and where to order.

Look good and feel good. Try the DermaRoller like I did!

A Girl’s Guide To Makeup


In today’s world, how you present yourself matters a lot. People will not take you seriously if you look like you just rolled out of bed, not to mention you will scare your customers and colleagues if you look like you are having your last day on earth because you are so pale. This is why a lot of products are surfacing to improve a person’s aesthetic. Makeup’s help you look healthy, presentable, and chic. If you are new to makeup, or you just want to try it out, then look below for some helpful advice.

Makeup Tools

  • Brush- There are literally hundreds of makeup tools you can buy for every part of your face and body, but having a reliable brush will take you places because it will help you apply your makeup properly.
  • Eyelash Curler- The more awake you look, the better. The eyelash curler enhances your lashes to make you look ready for anything whether it is coffee with the girls, or ramping on the catwalk.
  • Sponge- To make your application even and flawless, this is definitely a must.

Makeup On A Budget

  • Times are hard so you must be wise, buy makeup when there is a huge sale to save tremendous amount of cash.
  • Not sure if the makeup is right for you? Get a sample or a free do-over.
  • Sometimes your favorite makeup brand or store will give you nice gifts and bonuses for your loyalty. Take advantage of that and see how much you can save.

Right Application and Maintenance

  • Know your skin type and skin tone to determine the right type of products you can buy.
  • Wash your face before application for a smoother and nicer finish and to preserve your brush and other makeup tools as well.
  • Do not share your makeup tools with your friends, especially if they have a skin breakout.
  • Wash your brushes and other tools once a month to be able to reuse it.

Like diamonds, makeups are a girl’s best friend. It makes you look cleaner, well put together, and desirable in front of other people. When buying makeup, you must ensure that it is of the highest quality and garnered a lot of positive reviews. You do not want to look like a clown or a moon crater because your skin acted out so you should be very careful.