Simple Ways To Get Rid of Acne Scars

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Acne scars are embarrassing to most people, and the sooner they can get rid of them, the better. Here are tips for the fastest and most effective ways to get rid of acne scars.

Laser Treatment – Although this treatment is not cheap, it is extremely effective at getting rid of the ugly scars left from acne.

Eating right – Eating a balanced and nutritious diet contributes to the overall healing process, including skin damaged by acne. Thus, consuming the right nutrients can help eliminate or prevent acne scars over time. Tomatoes are known to rejuvenate skin that has been damaged by acne and other skin conditions. Cut the tomato in slices and apply them on your face. You will experience a direct healing treatment that will return your skin to normal over time.

Prescriptions and topical treatments – Consult with your doctor. Based on the scars and recurring acne you might still have, they can prescribe a medication to help heal and prevent acne and scars from reoccurring.

Chemical peeling – If your skin can handle the application of chemicals, then you can take this route to get rid of your acne scars. Some strong chemicals used by a professional effectively exfoliate the skin, resulting in a cleaner, smoother skin surface.

Facial masks – Apply masks containing natural ingredients, like oatmeal or aloe vera. This is a cheap and effective way to get rid of your acne scars. These ingredients have exfoliating properties that help get rid of dead, irritated skin. Sometimes you can figure out how to get rid of acne scars just by looking at your garden!

Avoid picking – Picking and popping pimples or acne causes scars almost immediately. Avoid picking and popping as much as possible. Consult with your physician and ask about taking a prescription acne medication to help avoid constant break-outs and reoccurrences. Make sure you cleanse properly and constantly, and avoid touching your face unless necessary.

Make sure you’re using products that appeal to your skin type and condition, Make sure you research the ingredients in the products you’re using or consult with your doctor for a stronger, prescription solution.

How to Manage Dry Hair


Many factors cause dry hair; from chemical treatments to flat irons and heating tools. The result is usually the same; dry hair that tends to be frizzy, and worsens with humidity.

Why does your hair get frizzy?

Frizzy hair is synonymous with dryness. In other words, a lack of moisture and natural oils. Your ends could also be split, making the hair more porous, causing water molecules to bind to the hair, causing them to swell and frizz. Humid climates are more likely to cause this problem.

Even though many suffer from this problem, there are things we can do to prevent it. It is important to keep your hair healthy. Natural home remedies are a good option because your hair does not become dependent on them. They contain no chemicals, offer more long-term results, and ultimately cheaper. Store-brought products can take longer to become effective and can damage your hair more with harsh chemicals.

Tips to avoid frizzy hair

– Put your hair in a “ponytail”. Wash your hair as you always do, and then use a good amount of conditioner with coconut oil or castor oil. Rinse with cold water and comb well. Use a loose band instead of elastic bands, that can put too much pressure on the hair. Remove it when your hair is dry and enjoy!
– When you comb your hair, always use brushes with natural spikes. Plastic spikes can make your hair frizzy.
– Use an anti-frizz mask after you wash your hair, but before drying. Do not dry your hair too intensely.
– After you have washed your hair, you can comb it to the left, wait a few minutes and then comb it the other way. Brush it as usual.
– Use products, such as shampoo and conditioner, designed especially for dry hair.
– Avoid using hair straighteners and hair dryers because their high temperatures dry out the hair and, like hair dye, make the hair fibers thicker and frizzier.
– Do not dry your hair too aggressively with a towel. The aggressive tousling can damage the ends of your hair and cause more split ends.

If you know how to best care your hair, surely it will be healthy and the moisture within your scalp will retain, this is essential for a healthy hair growth.

Taking care of your hair in the best way possible will ensure it remains healthy and nourished. Your scalp will retain moisture and avoid dryness and frizziness.

Top Ways To Use Apple Cider Vinegar For Beauty

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You’ve probably heard of apple cider vinegar, it’s been promoted a lot for weight loss, and helping your digestion.  Did you know it can also help with your skin?  You should always be careful when using home remedies, but raw apple cider vinegar is alkaline forming to your body (other vinegars are acid forming), you should still test it on a small area of your skin first.

Softer Smoother Skin

Since apple cider vinegar has a pH level close your skin’s own pH, it’s a good way to keep it in balance.  Frequent washing and scrubbing strips away our bodies pH level, and moisture.  A simple trick to restore your skin is to mix eight ounces, about a glass, into your bath.  Do this a couple times a week, and after a few weeks you’ll have soft, smooth skin.   Apple cider vinegar also contains natural acids called alpha-hydroxyl and acetic acids.  You can use a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, mixed with two cups of water, to minimize pores, and even tighten your skin.  Wash and dry your face, then use a cotton ball on your face and neck before bed.  Just let it air dry, a light mix like this will evaporate after a few minutes.  Apple cider vinegar also has natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which can used to help fight acne.  If you’re having an actual breakout, use a heavier mix than above, eight ounces to sixteen ounces of water.  You’ll want to rinse this heavier mix off, after about ten minutes.

Shiny Silky Hair

I use apple cider vinegar when rinsing out hair dye, the vinegar helps seal in the color.  A mild solution twice a week, two to eight ounces of apple cider vinegar to equal amounts of water, massaged into the scalp will help your hair look shiny and sleek.  If you have dandruff issues, this mixture will also help.  You’ll want to use eight ounces of apple cider vinegar, with eight ounces of water, about ten minutes before your bath or shower.  Doing this daily should stop the dandruff, then you can lower the frequency to twice a week.

Keeping Your Feet Healthy

The same anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties that help with dandruff, can also help with your feet.  Not only will it help prevent foot fungus, it can kill the germs and bacteria that cause nasty foot odor.  Prepare a foot soak, one cup of apple cider vinegar, and four cups of warm water.  Let your feet soak for fifteen minutes.  Doing this daily for two weeks will do wonders for your feet, and who doesn’t love an excuse for a foot soak?
There you have it, a few tricks to get the most out of your apple cider vinegar.  Well, I suppose you could also cook with it, if that’s your thing.

Top Tips All About Eyebrows

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Sure, we all learned the basics about brows, yet we always think we can do it better.  You can probably can, here’s a few tricks I’ve learned.

Sisters (Not Twins)

The first thing you need to realize about your brows is that it’s virtually impossible to get them exactly symmetrical. Some people have thick enough brows that they can make them incredibly thin, and exactly matched.  That’s usually not a good look, and I wouldn’t recommend it.  Usually when you see a close up of the face, and they’re exactly alike, it’s because of a Photoshop trick called known as “mirroring”, where they take half of the face, and reverse it.  Your goal should be to make them similar, they should both have correct proportions, but don’t worry if they don’t exactly match.

Don’t Get Near Sighted When Shaping

It’s tempting to lean in close to the mirror, but make sure to move back after plucking that hair.  When you’re up close, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture.  You can easily become obsessed with each little hair, pulling back allows you to see how your eyebrows actually look.  I personally like to press a wet, warm washcloth to the brows before shaping, to relax the follicles, then brush them out, so I can know how they’ll look when I’m filling.   Don’t go too thin when shaping, a fuller brow looks more natural, and slightly exotic.  I also avoid trimming my brows.  I might snip the occasionally abnormally long hair, but overall trimming will give your brows a harsher look to them.

Make Sure You’re Filling In Correctly

If you suffer from square brows where they meet, don’t fret, it’s a common mistake.  Fill from the tips, moving forward.  This way when you hit the middle, you’ll only be using what’s left on the brush.  When filling, make a line, then brush up, then out.  Now you’ll have a very defined tip, and natural, soft looking brows.  There’s many products to use, powder, gel, pencil, and pen, but remember to make sure your color choice matches your natural brow.  I find it best if I focus the most color intense spot at the arch, to give a lifted look.  

Brighten Under Your Brow

I like to trace under my brow with light concealer, this not only defines the underside, it will also brighten the area, making the brow look higher, and more youthful.  You should also be applying a light shade of eye shadow to the area under the brow, but above your eyelid. They also make brow bone brighteners, if that’s preference, or if your concealer is too dark.

Brows can be tough, but a good looking brow helps you to look your best.  When doing “no make up” or “nude make up” days, I still bring my best game for my brows.

 

How To Look Good In High Humidity

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Humidity, it’s a dirty word.  You feel miserable, and sticky.  Most of us will just opt for that casual “it’s hot” look, figuring that everyone else is doing it too.  Here’s a few tricks I learned from living in an area that had seasonal monsoons, to help you look your best and stand out in the crowd.  These tricks will work when it’s muggy, rainy, or in a monsoon.

Take Care Of Your Skin

You’re probably tired of hearing us say it repeatedly, but as always, it’s important to take care of your skin.  Not only should be washing it, and exfoliating, but take care of your pores as well.  If you have issues with pores, or acne, try using ice, or a cool pack, to minimize your pores.  Lightly rub the ice on you race, then pat dry with a towel.  In the summer, I prefer to use a foaming cleanser, something that will tackle oil quickly, but leave me feeling refreshed.

Waterproof Mascara

It seems obvious, but use a waterproof mascara instead of your regular one.  Waterproof mascara won’t smudge as easily, especially in muggy weather.  A little bit of baby shampoo can be used to remove it later, without irritating your eyes.  Pair this with a waterproof, or gel based eyeliner.  A little wing can give you a daring look, and you’ll have the confidence to know it will still be there an hour later.  I even use a waterproof under eye concealer, instead of my usual one.

Avoid Oil Based Make Up

Oil will not only clog your pores, making the humidity feel worse, but it can look greasy.  Use mineral based foundations, and powder for everything else.  This will allow your face to breathe better, and overall just feel better.  I avoid shimmery bronzers and blushes, preferring mattes.  Lining your lips first can help avoid bleeding and smudging, and I’ll moisturize and prime first, to avoid applying lip gloss on top.  I also prime my eyes, to ensure my eyeshadow stays put, without having to apply a ton of it. Keep some blotting paper handy, a quick blot will help if you have a shiny T zone.

Light Breezy Clothes

Preferably cotton, so they’ll not only dry faster, but won’t leave you overheating.  The last thing you want is to walk around with sweat stains.  Loose, breathable clothes will also help you beat the heat, so you won’t have to worry as much about sweating off your make up.  There’s a reason why summer is the season for sundresses and sandals.  

Another quick tip so to apply your antiperspirant at night, before bed.  This gives it time to soak in, helping to avoid sweat during the day.  There you have it, a few simple tricks that will help you look your best, no matter how nasty the weather.