Beauty

Beauty

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We all know the health risks involved with smoking - cancer, lung disease, heart attack, etc. - but smoking also affects the skin tissue by leaving it more coarse, dry and wrinkled than a non-smoker's. The color is somewhat greyish-yellow and dull-looking. Skin aging is almost synonymous with the loss of moisture. Along with sunlight, crash dieting, alcohol, stress, etc., smoking depletes...

If I use a sunscreen product when I go south in December, will I still tan if it has an SPF of 10? If I apply the sunscreen twice, does that mean a protection of SPF 20? What about tanning oils? By using a sunscreen product you will still tan. The sunscreening agent helps to absorb the damaging ultraviolet rays...

Removing acne scars
Is there anything that can be done to remove the acne scars on my face? I am 28 and have had them since my teen years. Scars are a normal part of the healing process. The amount of scarring produced by acne flare-ups depends on the grade of acne (mild to severe) and the individual's ability to heal. Fortunately there are...

I work in an office and my hands and cuticles seem very dry. I usually have a manicure every 10 days to two weeks, but I still find that the cuticles especially are cracked and dry. I can't wear a greasy hand cream during the day so what can I do? There is no magic to having beautiful, soft hands...

Bikini wax effective
I swim all year round at an indoor pool. I have been shaving the bikini line area but find it tiresome to do it so often and it is irritating. What does a bikini wax involve and how long does it last? Waxing is an efficient way to remove hair on a temporary basis with the use of a warm...

I have read that specialized makeup will cover birthmarks. Is there anything that will remove them permanently? Discolorations and marks on a newborn's skin are called birthmarks in the true sense of he word. Usually they disappear in a few months. Alteration of skin pigmentations and blood vessel growth are more permanent due to abnormalities during development stages. There are...

1 CLEAN UP A LITTLE Have you checked the toolbox (below) to see what you need? Great. Now use a cotton ball soaked in polish remover to swipe away any old polish (do this even if you're not wearing color - it gets rid of grime). Then fill a basin with warm tap water, add a scoop of your favorite...

Want smooth skin, a radiant complexion, and healthy hair? It's easy with these 25 simple and effective home treatments. Looking your best is no accident. It is the natural result of a healthy lifestyle that includes eating wholesome foods, getting enough sleep and exercise, and treating your body's special needs simply and naturally. We've heard about hundreds of skin and hair care...

Every month I get a few pimples and after they are squeezed, a dark mark remains on my skin. These marks can last for two or three months. What should I do? Sometimes when the skin has become inflamed, pigmentation cells increase. Depending upon your skin type, they may never go away. If a pimple or "blind" pimple (one which...

What is the pH factor? Do skin products have any effect on it? Are products that claim to be "acid balanced" better to use? The term pH scale (potential hydrogen) of a liquid refers to the balance between the acid and alkaline in the product or the skin and hair. The acidity and the alkalinity are measured on a scale from...