Hair Coloring: Avoid A Disaster (by zaklad fryzjerski tychy)

We`ve all had hair coloring experiences that left of full of regret and afraid to leave the house. Some of us have even experienced this after visiting a salon. We thought we were on the right track – we picked out the color we liked, chose a box with a model that looked just like we wanted to, and followed all the instructions. So how did our hair leave us looking like we`re somehow related to the orangutan family and nothing close to the girl on the box? Unfortunately, it`s not as simple as you think. We`ll tell you what you need to know to avoid a hair coloring disaster.

Fear of Commitment?

For those of us who like to experiment, there`s always temporary hair coloring. If you mess up, choose a wrong color, or want something a little wild for the month, this is a great option. It`s also a great way to test a certain shade or color you like before taking the plunge into permanent. You can find temporary coloring at any supermarket or beauty supply store and it usually uses very mild ingredients that won`t damage hair and washes out in 28 shampoos.

Take It Seriously

If you`ve decided to go for the permanent, take time to do it right and make informed decisions. When coloring hair, don`t make any impulsive choices in color or stylists – be patient and do your homework. Obviously, if you`re going with a drastic change, you`ll want it professionally done, at least until you have a handle on the exact products and process that results in what you want.

The more drastic the change you`re making in hair color, the more we recommend you research and choose the right process and stylist for you. The more drastic a change you make, the more processes will be involved in the coloring of your hair since there are many different shades and several different levels within each shade. For example, if you have dark brown hair and want to go light blonde, your hair must be chemically processed to go through each shade in between before producing the desired result. The more drastic the color change, the more complicated the process. Variations such as highlights and lowlights add drama and depth to hair but also complicate the process even more and add to the need for a professional.

The Finished Product

Choose a stylist that will spend time with you talking about the look you`re going for and will explain to you the steps in the coloring process that will achieve these results. A good stylist will have pictures of previous clients to show you, will walk through photos you bring that illustrate what you`re looking for, and will take the time to explain what products he or she will use. The stylist may even share some suggestions or tips on how to add the beauty of the result. A good stylist may be expensive, but if they work hard to help you avoid a hair-coloring regret, it`s well worth it.

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Acne Home Remedies: Do’s and Dont’s

More and more people search the web looking for the best home remedies for acne. They are looking for an all natural treatment that will not involve ingesting or covering themselves in potentially toxic chemicals.

We live in a world where the default mindset to any problem is to go straight the doctor or chemist and blindly follow their advice. Of course, our society would look look very different without modern medicine. We would all be lucky to make to the age of 30 without the medical breakthroughs we have!

However we rely too much on modern medicine and forget that most of what is available first had its roots in nature. Take aspirin for example, did you know it is simply an extract from the bark of a willow tree? All modern antibiotics come from a simple mould, yet they can cure just about any type of bacterial infection, providing the bacteria hasn’t turned into super bug that is. Therefore surely nature must be able to provide us with natural remedies for acne treatment also.

Fortunately there are many products that nature provides that are helpful in our fight against breakouts but none more powerful than having the right diet. Most treatments we seek for acne, whether it be natural or pharmaceutical are only ever treating the symptoms and rarely the cause.

Do Get Your Diet Right

Acne is not caused by a bad diet, but diet plays a huge part in how our bodies cope with the factors that do cause acne – such as hormone removal, skin condition, self healing and so on. Without the proper internal care, the outside organs like the skin can suffer.

It is therefore critical that part of searching for the best home remedies for acne, that you examine your diet. Especially consumption of food and drink, like sweet sodas and alcohol, all which have an impact on your liver, which is key to having healthy skin. Prevention is the best defense against acne as with most illness.

Although the intention of this article is not to go into acne diet tips, the two things most important things you can start doing to treat acne are:

  • Drink plenty of fresh water, at least 8 glasses a day, more if its hot or you exercise
  • Cut out processed food completely

So  that said, what home remedies are there if you have an acne breakout?

Don’t Ever Use Alcohol

Before we start, the first thing to note is to never ever use alcohol to treat acne at home. It is one of the old wives tales that is inadvisable to try.It will severely dry your skin out and causing the skin to overproduce oily sebum to compensate, and more importantly will kill all the bacteria that live on your skin, not just the bad ones. Although it sounds gross, we need good bacteria to perform certain functions such as reduce inflammation and kill the bad bacteria that do trigger acne breakouts.

To keep your skin clean from harmful, acne causing bacteria, wash your face or affected area of your body at least twice a day using a mild, fragrance free soap or face wash. There are plenty of products on the market, so you will have to choose what is best for you and your skin type. Ideally the less ingredients the better. Look out for an article I am writing soon that looks at the best face washes for acne.

Do Try a Lemon Juice Cleanser

Rather than use alcohol or products containing alcohol, lemon juice is one of the best home remedies for acne and produces great results. Instead of killing all the bacteria found living in the face, it targets only the acne causing, more harmful types of bacteria, living the good stuff to do its job.

Lemons are very efficient at cleansing the pores of acne effected skin and will not dry it out, like alcohol. Plus has the added advantage of vitamin C, which is one of the best vitamins for maintaining clear, young looking skin. It also helps fight inflammation caused by acne.

To use, apply small amounts of pure lemon juice to washed skin using a cotton wool pad. There may be stinging so take care when applying to extremely bad areas.

Try an Soothing Oatmeal Face Mask

Oatmeal, such as porridge is exceptionally good for you, the Scots kept the English out for years by eating this stuff! Not only does it help lower bad cholesterol, it provides a slow release energy that keeps you fuelled for a long period helping preventing cravings for less healthy foods.

The kicker is it is also a great home made acne face mask which when used, will help remove excess oils from the skin, unblocking the clogged pores that cause some types of acne breakouts. Here is a very simple recipe for a home made face mask using household ingredients. You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of good quality oatmeal or rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon of lemon juice

Then, when you are ready:

  • Using a small grinder, turn the oatmeal to a powder.
  • In a small bowl, mix the ground oatmeal, honey and lemon juice, 1/4 tsp at a time, until a thick paste is formed.
  • After washing your face, apply face mask onto entire face except eye area for 20-30 minutes.
  • Rinse off the mask by gently massaging in circular motion to loosen.
  • Follow up with your usual routine.

Final Words

So there we have it, some of the best home remedies for acne which are both very simple and effective utilising the power of natural ingredients. Remember, all these are just remedies, to prevent acne from occurring in the first place we should be looking at sustainable and incremental lifestyle changes, that focus on what we eat and drink.

Quick Acne Relief – Methods To Follow From Your Home

It would be great if we could just wish away our acne problems, if we could just concentrate and watch how all our pimples vanish into oblivion; however that is definitely impossible, if you suffer from acne then you probably want a quick acne relief, and if concentration has not worked for you yet then you could try one of the following quick acne relief methods that you can follow from your own home.

Ok, first of all I must tell you that I’ve proven all these methods, and all of them have worked wonders on my face, which is exactly why I have the opportunity to pass my knowledge to you, with hopes that you may one day instruct some one else on the ‘pimple – eradication arts’.

Well now, first of all I have discovered that the most important thing to find a quick acne relief is to wash your face thoroughly; you can do this by mixing some milk with the juice of a lemon and boil this mixture for 10 minutes. Then let that rest for a couple of hours and use it to wash your face, you can use a sponge to boost your results.

Read more: How to Get Rid of Pimple Marks

Once your face is completely clean you will feel how its texture has improved, and then it is time for you to rub it with half a raw potato. Milk and lemon are great face washers because of milk’s properties and the Vitamin C contained in the lemon, but the potato is magnificent because it exfoliates your face and it also eliminates any lingering bacteria that may have been left behind after the milky session.

Anyway, once your face has been cleaned and exfoliated then it is only a matter of seconds before you start feeling that craved quick acne relief. You will notice how your skin’s overall complexion feels better and you will also feel very different, then it is time for you to use the nutmeg. Apply the nutmeg on your skin and watch how it marvelously heals, that is great for overcoming a serious acne problem, and it is one of the most interesting methods that I’ve proved when trying to find a quick acne relief.

If your acne problems persist then you might be incapable of getting a quick acne relief, and in that case you should visit your doctor and ask for a professional opinion regarding your problem.

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Meladerm Cream Ingredients – Meladerm Facts

If you are going to use a cream that will alter your skin tone – such as Meladerm, then it is really important that you know exactly what ingredients you are applying to your skin.

Most other skin lightening creams on the market make use of ingredients that have an element of risk to them. Ingredients like hydroquinone and mercury are present, and it’s these substances that can cause significant damage to your skin.

Here we detail the ingredients and exactly what Civant skincare have included them for, so that you can rest easy that you are not doing permanent damage to your skin whilst you are using Meladerm skin whitening cream.

More in-depth information can be found on the official website, but here we give it to you in a concise and easy to understand format.

Reducing Hyperpigmentation

The following ingredients have been included to reduce hyperpigmentation:

  • Alpha Arbutin is a water soluble ingredient that encourages skin lightening by restricting oxidation of Tyrosine. This enzyme is part of the chain reaction that is triggered by UV light and ends up with the creation of melanins – which are what darkens the skin. Alpha Arbutin also minimizes liver spots and is said to have no side effects.
  • Tego Cosmo C is an amino acid derivative that also inhibits tyrosinase in the melanin creation process. Therefore it is suitable for use in skin brightening creams.
  • Gigawhite is a skin lightener that is derived from 7 different plants (including peppermint and mallow) that are grown organically. Studies have shown that it is an extremely effective skin whitener with the additional benefit of reducing both the size and color or age spots. Tests have concluded that it is safe for cosmetic use. Gigawhite is used as a replacement for Hydroquinone that is present in some other skin lightening products. There are well documented concerns about the use of Hydroquinone, so the fact that Meladerm does not contain this ingredient is comforting.
  • Kojic Acid is produced as part of the process of fermenting malting rice for Japanese sake rice wine. It is a mild skin lightener that restricts production of melanin that makes the skin brown.
  • Licorice Extract is included as part of the plant (Glabridin) restricts tyrosine activity in the same way as Alpha Arbutin does making it an effective skin whitener. It also has the benefit of being non-toxic to the cells that it affects.
  • Niacinamide is actually Vitamin B3 and is present in many foods, including yeast, fish, eggs, green vegetables and beans. It has skin whitening properties that work by restricting the transfer of melanin to the outer layer of the skin, therefore reducing skin color.
  • Mulberry Root Extract is obtained from the root of the mulberry/fig family. The extract used is a very strong inhibitor of the tyrosinase enzyme and therefore demonstrates powerful skin lightening properties.
  • BearBerry Extract is commonly referred to as Arbutin. Again it is a tyrosinase inhibitor as many other ingredients are. It is actually a derivative of Hydroquinone but does not break down easily and is considered safe for use.
  • Glycolic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that encourages skin exfoliation. This encourages cell production which helps to even out skin marks and also helps other ingredients to penetrate further into the skin.
  • Lactic Acid is also an alpha hydroxy acid that is suitable for sensitive skin. It behaves in the same way as Glycolic acid above.
  • Lemon Juice Extract and other citrus extracts have natural skin bleaching properties. Although they can be harsh on the skin in pure form, when used in moderation are a good addition to a skin whitening product.
  • Vitamin C in its various forms are antioxidants and some have demonstrated that they have an ability to reduce the production of melanin.

Conclusion

As you can see from the above list of ingredients, they are all targeted at specific areas of skin whitening. The combined effect of these ingredients are what makes Meladerm such a successful product. Some ingredients may work for an individual better than others, but the combination has been shown to be effective – the large amount of positive reviews are evidence of this.