You might lather on the sunscreen on your skin every time you go outside, but have you ever considered the potential damage to your hair caused by unprotected sun exposure? Like the skin on your face and body, your hair is prone to damage from the sun’s rays and needs special care, especially as spring and summer approach and more of us spend more time outdoors. Whether you want to prevent sun damage or undo some of the damage already caused, the following tips can help keep your hair radiant and shiny even after a long day at the pool or lounging in the sun.
You may know that skin comes in a wide range of types, from oily to dry, but did you know your hair is the same way? While some people have very oily hair, others have hair that is naturally very dry. Your hair type determines not only what kind of products will work best for you, but also what kind of styles you can wear. Your hair texture also plays a role in this. People with fine hair, for example, have very different haircare needs than those with coarse hair. Read on to learn more about the different types of hair and how you should care for yours.
If you’ve ever struggled to find beauty and skincare products that work for you, you might not be using the formula that’s best suited to your skin type. That’s because not everyone has the same skin type, and what works well for one person may be too harsh for another person or may not work at all. That’s why it’s crucial that you identify your skin type before purchasing any kind of beauty product, as everything from what type of cleanser you should use to the best type of foundation will vary based on if you have normal, oily, combination or dry/sensitive skin. Read on to learn more about the various skin types and how to determine yours.
Just a few years ago, most of the cosmetics and skincare products you bought at the drugstore likely consisted of a high percentage of synthetic ingredients and chemicals. Some of these ingredients give the products their color, while others might be used to create a specific fragrance. However, in recent years many consumers have begun to focus on using organic products as often as possible, a choice that can benefit both their skin and the planet. But what, exactly, does organic mean when used in reference to makeup, skincare and personal care products? Read on for a detailed explanation and to learn more about the benefits of organic products.
Are you sensitive to fragrances? Do you find that your beauty and skincare products irritate you instead of keeping you feeling and looking good because of their overwhelming scent? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, there’s an entire fragrance-free movement sweeping the world right now, with some people swearing off cologne and perfume, and others eliminating any product with added fragrance from their personal care routine. If you’d like to reduce or eliminate fragrance as well, read on to learn more about the benefits and how you can make the switch.
It seems that every day a new breakthrough anti-aging product is introduced, promising near-miraculous results that will turn back the hands of time. Just a few years ago, anti-aging was primarily the domain of dermatologists and other specialists, and required prescription creams or even surgery. Now, however, there are dozens if not hundreds of affordable products you can buy at the drugstore or online. But do they really work? And if so, how much will they improve your appearance? Read on to learn more about the rapidly changing field of anti-aging skincare and what you can realistically expect from over-the-counter products.
It’s spring, and that means not only warmer temperatures but also more time spent outdoors. And with summer quickly approaching, an increasing number of people will be spending more of their time outside and exposed to the sun’s rays. That’s why it’s crucial that you apply sunscreen to all exposed skin every time you head outdoors, even if that’s a habit that’s fallen by the wayside during the winter when you spent much of your time indoors or bundled up head to toe any time you did venture out. Read on to learn more about the importance of sunscreen and how to use it most effectively.
Keeping your skin smooth, supple, and hydrated is crucial for making it look younger, healthier and more vibrant, but some skin care products can coat your skin and make it feel greasy or sticky. This is especially true for products that contain oil, an ingredient that can make even normal skin look shiny but that’s often way too heavy for oily skin. Oil-free products, on the other hand, nourish and renew your skin without clogging pores, causing breakouts or making your skin look shiny or greasy. Read on to learn more about the benefits of oil-free products.