The Truth About Laser Hair Removal

The removal of unwanted hair with lasers has rapidly gained popularity. However this form of treatment is not for everyone and it is important that consumers become educated as to the different and competing hair removal procedures available. Some procedures still in use are outdated, whilst some are more suitable for certain hair and skin colors. What are laser hair removal requirements? It is most important that the surrounding skin is lighter than the hair. Also very dark skins absorb excessive laser energy which is not ideal. Patients with light hair and tanned skin should not consider laser hair removal treatment. However if you have dark hair and a tan, you must wait for the tan to fade before having …

The Top 10 Hair Removal Methods – Which is Right For You?

Do you have unwanted body hair? Are you trying to choose between hair removal methods? This guide contains all you need to decide. It details several popular as well as not-so-common methods of getting rid of unwanted hair, including shaving, plucking, waxing, sugar waxing, bleaching, threading, depilatories, electrolysis, laser, and vaniqa. Shaving Shaving is a temporary hair removal method. It is inexpensive, but for most people the hair has started to grow back by the following day. To prevent stubble, you must shave once or twice daily. Razors come in all varieties. They can be made of cheap plastic with a single blade which can be bought for a quarter, or a high quality electric version costing $50 or more. …

The Top 5 Fragrances And Perfumes Of All Time

People love perfume. It is no doubt that the perfume industry worldwide makes around ten billion dollars every year. Perfume has been there for a very long time. Because people love to always smell good, perfume manufacturers always try to come up with a fragrance that would smell appealing to people. Through the years, several brands of perfumes have been introduced to the market. All seem to smell good. However, there are only some that remain in the market and have been all-time favorites by many people and are even worn and endorsed by some of the famous and well-known personalities in the world. The taste for perfume is different for everybody. Some like strong and some like mild. Despite …

The Three Teeth Whitening Techniques

A great smile can prove to be a valuable asset, particularly when you first meet someone. However, people who have brown or yellow stained teeth are very conscious of this shortcoming. It may also cause social insecurity. One of the best treatment methods available to gain back that white perfect smile is teeth whitening. The basic methodology of teeth whitening is that it reverses the process of discoloration of teeth, bleaching them to reveal the white enamel again. Teeth generally darken over a period of time. This may be due to consumption of caffeine-containing drinks (like tea, coffee and cola) or tobacco products. Also, excessive fluoride production and use of antibiotic medication can also lead to teeth discoloration. However, the …

The Sweet Side Of Hair Removal: Sugaring

There are a number of hair removal methods available today. The most recent and modern is hair removal by laser treatments. But – Hair removal by laser treatments is also the most expensive of all hair removal methods and contrary to anything you may have heard or read in the past, laser treatments are not a form of permanent hair removal and do cause some unfortunate side effects, including scarring. As a laser hair removal alternative, many people have chosen to wax their hair from different parts of their bodies. But unfortunately for some, even though they prefer the process, waxing can cause unpleasant side effects as well. Sugaring is an alternative for people who have had unpleasant skin reactions …

The Sun and Ageing of the Skin

As the body ages, the appearance and characteristics of the skin alter – say “looks real ugly.” The areas of skin exposed to the sunlight’s ultraviolet radiation suffer the most damage and expectedly age faster. It can occur at an early age in people who have spent much time outdoors and those who are often badly sunburned, particularly those who are fair skinned. The dreaded process is known as photoageing. It is attributed to a combination of short wavelength (UVB) injury to the epidermis (outside layers of the skin) and long wavelength (UVA) to the dermis (middle layers). Again, ultraviolet radiation is largely to blame. The continuous and profound effects of oxidation, ionisation and genetic changes of cellular components including …

Skin Products Through the Centuries

With all the billions of dollars spent per year globally on make-up, sometimes we may find ourselves asking, “How did it get to this ? When did it become the norm for me to awaken each morning and before I even go out the door am required to paint my face from top to bottom? Surely a woman way back in the past did not just wake up one day and make the decision to put on eyelashes, lipstick, eyeliner, base, and blush all at once. No, it was, like many things, a combination of things from past times. Do you remember the Egyptians? That was over four millenia ago. Cleanliness and looks were extremely meaningful to the people of …

Skin Care Tips: Online Product Shopping Check List

There are so many good skin care products online, you’d be missing out if you didn’t look into buying your products via the web. But, as with everything on the web, it’s buyer beware: there’s plenty of junk thrown in with the good stuff. Here’s what to look for and what to look out for: Skin Care Tips on Product Price. Don’t fall for the typical website trick of providing a low purchase price and then tacking on a substantial shipping and handling fee–or offering free shipping but then charging a “handling” or “processing” fee. Skin Product Size · Any product listing has to say, at bare minimum, how many grams, ounces, or CCs the product contains. · However, it …

Skin Care for Dry Skin

The number of people with skin problems has been increasing in recent years. Moreover, there is a notable increase in people who admit to having sensitive and dry skin. There is a bit of difficulty finding a scientific definition for “sensitive skin” as there are many differing, measurable criteria for its definition. However, normal skin can develop a higher sensitivity when exposed to the following stimuli : sunburn; heavy skin-peeling; occupationally-related above normal exposure to water, alkalis and solvents, internal illnesses such as the increased skin dryness seen in age-related diabetes or the general itching that can accompany kidney diseases and psychological factors like stress. Dry skin is especially common in children under 10 and older people over 60. Between …

Skin Care- An Overview Of Treatments For Excess Perspiration

The main treatments of excess perspiration are – Use of antiperspirants, Botulinum toxin (Botox), Surgery, Iontophoresis, and Anticholinergic drugs. Let us look at them in more detail. Antiperspirants- this is the first treatment to be tried for anybody with excessive perspiration. Antiperspirants are metal salts, mainly aluminum salts that are used to block the sweat glands and block the sweat from coming on the skin surface. Botulinum toxin (Botox)- Botulinum toxin paralyzes muscles. That is why it is commonly used to treat wrinkles. Its injections also block the action of the nerves that activate sweat glands to produce sweat. The treatment may be painful for injecting the toxin in the palms or soles of feet, because multiple injections are given …

Skin Care – What Are AHAs?

Anti-aging and skin care products added with AHA are flooding the market. Alpha hydroxy acids are supposed to smoothen fine lines and surface wrinkles, improve skin texture and tone, unblock and cleanse pores. They also improve oily skin or acne, and improve skin condition in general. AHA or Alpha Hydroxy Acids are not new to skin care. Legends of Cleopatras milk baths are well known in beauty and skin care. Polynesians used sugarcane and fruit juices to soften their skin. The factor common to the properties of these natural products is this group of natural substances found in sugarcane, fruits, milk, molasses, etc., called AHA. What are AHA molecules? To find out if a cosmetic contains an AHA, look on …

Skin Care: Turn Back the Clock – or Just Your Wallet?

Your skin is a very clever organ. No matter which in the arsenal of developments in anti aging skin care products are proudly emblazoned on the bottle and in the marketing literature, your skin knows the truth. And whilst it may play the game for a little while, plumping up nicely to give the appearance of looking younger, more even, and less lined, this is only a temporary, somewhat cosmetic ruse. It is actually a biological trick of the light, a chimeraic nod to the quest for youth. Don’t be fooled. Skin care is big business. And there’s nothing wrong with that. But whilst its highly entertaining to browse through the shelves and try out the latest pedigree of skin …

Skin Care – The Importance of Prevention and Maintenance

When it comes to skin care, many people don’t think about it until they start to see the first signs of wrinkles, usually some time in their thirties. Although paying attention to skin care is beneficial at any age, it is important to learn the basics of good skin care as early as possible, and make it a routine. Many times, however, people just don’t know where to start. With all of the beauty products on the market, and all of the claims of their cleansing and anti-aging benefits, how can we figure out the best skin care regimens for ourselves? There have been many strides made in the field of skin care, and some of the new skin care …

Three Simple Steps To Become a Local Business Super Hero

Take a quick look at your phone. How many apps do you have on there? How many do you actually use? Let me take a guess, you just use the one you find useful, right? Of course…. But what if you could build and provide really useful apps yourself. What if you could take an easy to use, feature rich, super cheap, newbie friendly software development tool and build apps that increase customer engagement. I mean, a real easy to use tool… but one that produces top quality apps. Do you think you could find a business in your area that would want to have an app like that, for themselves, with their own branding, and access to their own …

Simple Ways to Get Slim, Drop Cellulite and Increase Breast Size Without Surgery

Warning: Side effects may include increased energy, better mood, mental clarity, renewed health, and incredible self-esteem. Whether you’re struggling with that last stubborn 10-20 pounds or considering gastric bypass surgery, this article is for you! You can achieve your beautification goals naturally and easily with the simple advice found in this article. The problems many of us have encountered in losing weight have not been because we didn’t understand the basic physics of eating less and exercising more. It is because, no matter how hard we try, we have not been able to follow through. Cravings get in the way, and the sweets and fatty fried junk foods become irresistible. It becomes a vicious cycle, we eat junk and then …

Silicone Awareness Bracelets Are More Than Just A Fashion Statement

Almost everyone has seen the thin silicone or jelly like bracelets. They’re made of silicone, an inexpensive flexible rubber like material and are a major fashion statement with the middle school or early teen group. These little bracelets come in all colors with many identified with specific diseases or social causes. Like ribbons, many of these jelly like bracelets have become synonymous with specific diseases like pink for breast cancer or yellow for supporting the military. Although the intent is to call attention to a certain cause or disease, as the number of colors has grown so has the ability of many to simply ignore the statement. It was easy to understand the statement and many people continue to associate …