Wednesday, 20 April 2011

More Tips for Effective Oily Skin Care

The first thing most of us who have to deal with oily skin care want to do is mop up the shine. Cars should be shiny, not faces. However, be careful about over doing it. Don’t buy oily skincare products that are too drying. What you want to do is balance sebum production, not cause excessive dryness.

Dry skin is more easily damaged. It looks older, faster. Oilier skin stays younger looking longer. You may want to get rid of the shine right now, but you don’t want to cause premature aging.

For effective oily skin care there are a number of natural ingredients that balance sebum production. They can be used as moisturizers and to reduce oiliness. They are even beneficial in treating acne, which is accompanied by excessive sebum production.

Some of the best oily skincare products contain jojoba. It’s kind of like a liquid wax. It is made from the seeds of the jojoba plant that grows in Northern and Central America. It was used historically by Native Americans to help heal cuts, injuries and burns.

Scientific research has been done to support the traditional uses of the plant. The chemical makeup is very similar to that of human sebum. That’s why it reduces oil production without causing dryness.

Maracuja, a special passion fruit extract, has also been shown to balance sebum production. Women, in particular, will like the extract. It will leave your face feeling soft and velvety.

Cleaners are essential oily skincare products, but don’t go with anything too strong. Orange oil is probably the best. It is extracted from the peel and may be combined with tea tree oil or other natural ingredients.

A deep cleansing mask that contains clay extracts is also quite effective for oily skin care. The clay absorbs excessive oils and grabs dirt out of the pores. If the mask contains all natural ingredients, you can use it once or twice a week without worrying about overdoing it.

Now let me talk for a few moments about safety. Many cosmetic companies, even Neutrogena, Avon and Unilever, use ingredients that are either known to cause cancer or are strongly suspected of causing cancer.

One of the common ingredients in oily skincare products designed for deep cleansing is triclosan. Clearasil daily face wash, for example, contains it. The chemical has antibacterial and antifungal properties. If you have chlorinated water, you should not use cleansers that contain the ingredient.

When combined with chlorine, triclosan produces chloroform gas and dioxins. Both of which are classified as “probable” carcinogens. Dioxins are extremely toxic and are eliminated from the body at a very slow rate. Thus, the risk increases with use, as the toxins accumulate over time.

Another chemical that researchers advise us to avoid is parabens. They are the most common preservatives used in health and beauty aids. Parabens also accumulate in the body over time and may increase our risk of cancer.

Just one more tip on oily skin care: Protect your face from the sun with zinc oxide lotions, whenever you are exposed for more than 15 minutes. Try to wear a hat or stay in the shade, as much as possible.

Hopefully, this will help you find some safe and effective oily skincare products. They are available. You just have to know where to look.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Cycling is healthy and for your Freshing..

After I underwent his own style of MTB cycling I've got tips on "healthy" cycling for beginners or for anyone who would do a hobby or just want a la ria MTB cycling, these tips apply generally:

1. For those who just started her MTB bike, do not buy an expensive bike (especially the skins are tight), MTB bike because it fit and adjust, not all MTB bike suitable for everyone-not cheap or expensive-looking, because it depends on habits and posture body!

2. Do not Shame / pride, as if ashamed and prestige put forward then we become too pd, while cycling is an important powerful 'ngengkol', if the prestige that use a cheap bike but not strong kitanya ngengkol, we become a laughing stock for people who 'know' bike!
3. Learn the routes, because not everyone can or match the route to be traversed in cycling, there are like 'derivatives' of this flow is DH, nobody likes 'countryside' This flow is Cross Country, nobody likes flat streets of this flow is fun bike, etc., etc.. No need to impose follow the entire route because we could be bothered own!
4. Expand friend, because with the many friends we can bike with the cheery, join clubs / community / society is one way to add friends and makes cycling healthy!
5. Do not forget ... .. Important for work and family rather than cycling!

5 Top Tips For Great Hair Extensions

Nowadays, everyone is wearing hair extensions. Celebrities are showcasing their new hair on the red carpet and hair salons across the country are taking advantage of offering hair extensions as a lucrative service. Hair extensions are so popular today as they offer women the opportunity to change their look instantly. Hair extensions can really update your style and can give you the length, thickness and texture you've always wanted out of your own hair!
Hair extensions can give you the styling flexibility that you've always wanted and really help to enhance your beauty. However, the range of different hair types and application methods really can be overwhelming and make it difficult to make a decision as to which extensions really are the best for you.
Here are a few tips to help you make the right decision when choosing hair extensions:
Firstly, you need to think about the kind of hair you want. This decision will be based on factors such as your budget, lifestyle and the sort of results you are looking for. Real human hair extensions tend to be favoured over synthetic hair as it looks and behaves like your own hair and blends in perfectly. It is also easier to style and tends to last longer. However, it is more expensive than synthetic hair due to certain advantages.
Next you need to think about your preferred application method. The type of hair you choose will largely dictate which method you go for. The method you choose needs to fit in with your lifestyle and personal preferences, for example some techniques will not work well on a client who regularly swims or exercises. Your stylist will advise you which method will best meet your needs and fit your budget during the consultation stage.
It is important to visit a reputable salon and have a qualified hair extension specialist fit your extensions to minimise any problems or discomfort. Again, the method and type of hair you choose will dictate which salon you visit. Most salons will promote one method in particular and train staff to be able to administer this method. Use the consultation stage to check the stylist's experience and qualifications and request before and after photographs as proof of previous work. Once you are happy that the stylist is confident in what they're doing then you can go ahead and get a quote.
During the consultation stage you will decide on what colour and length you want. The stylist will match the extension hair with your own hair perfectly so that the hair looks as naturally as possible. The biggest give-away that you are wearing hair extensions is that the colours don't match and it is obvious where your own hair ends and the extension hair starts.
Finally, always adhere to maintenance and aftercare guidelines to keep your extensions looking great for as long as possible. Most extensions will cost a fair amount of money so make sure you look after them properly. Also, if you had your extensions fitted at a salon, make sure you go back to that same salon to have them removed. Never try to remove them at home as this can cause damage to your natural h