In the search for the most effective first step in creating healthy, radiant skin, there has been micellar cleansing, oil cleansing, double cleansing, and dry cleansing, each taking their turn in the spotlight. Whichever method is used, it is important to cleanse every morning and every night to remove makeup, pollution, and other environmental stressors leaving their mark on skin. With this in mind, is…
Often, clients ask whether it best to apply a moisturizer first and follow with sunscreen or use a two-in-one product combining moisturizer with sun protection. The short answer is that it depends on the product’s formulation and quality. The first consideration is the choice of sunscreen because some are not safe to be used daily. SUNSCREEN Chemical sunscreens such as avobenzone, benzophenone, benzophenone-3, oxybenzone, cylcopentasiloxane …
According to the American Hair Loss Association, 35 million men and 21 million women suffer from some form of hair loss. Revenue spent to restore hair to its natural beauty is astounding, as thick, energetic hair is desirable and culturally considered extremely attractive. Fortunately, there are budget-friendly ways to forestall baldness and boost hair growth. One method is through scalp massage, which can be done…
Finding the perfect mascara formula is as difficult as finding the ultimate pair of jeans that fit just right. Some make eyelashes itchy, while others smudge under the eyes throughout the day. Trying multiple mascaras until the holy grail is found can irritate the eyes and drain one’s wallet. In an effort to get the product to stay put, many people opt for a waterproof…
“Drinking water hydrates skin” is one of the most pervasive myths in the skin care industry. While drinking water is excellent for good physical health overall, it has never been clinically linked to increased skin hydration. Skin hydration and transepidermal water loss, along with other physical parameters of the skin, are important. An association drawn between water consumption and skin hydration in research literature has…

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    Fact or Fiction: UVB tanning beds are safe. Most people want a desirable golden glow and the quest to get one safely is…

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  • Fact or Fiction: Steam opens up pores.
    Fact or Fiction: Steam opens up pores. In a professional facial, steaming the skin is regarded as an essential element, but not…
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    Facial movements cause wrinkles. Facial expressions can cause wrinkles due to the fact that striated muscles in the face…