Monday, November 15, 2010

Brazilian Bikini Wax - How to Do a Bikini Wax at Home

When you've decided to wear that awesome Brazilian bikini on your next trip to the beach, a resort, or while on a tropical vacation, you'll want to consider removing your pubic hair that will certainly show, due to the skimpiness of the Brazilian cut bikini.

Although you can choose to shave that area, many women would rather do a bikini wax since it lasts for up to three weeks. Whether you shave or wax, you will want to get rid of the straggling hairs that the bikini fabric doesn't cover up.

When you choose to do a bikini wax at home, you will save money. However, if you've ever had a professional person from a salon perform the waxing procedure, you learn very quickly that it takes a little vulnerability to allow someone else to wax your sensitive and private area.

You can purchase a home bikini wax kit from online stores like Amazon, or retail stores that sell beauty supplies. The main thing to remember is that some degree of pain is involved regardless if you do a bikini wax at home or if you have it done professionally. Why is there pain involved? Simply stated, it's because the waxing process involves applying hot wax to strips of cloth that are then applied to your skin, and the pieces of cloth are quickly stripped off (like removing a bandage). When you yank the strips of cloth off your skin, your pubic hair is pulled off with it. Ouch!

Before you learn this recommended step-by-step procedure for doing a bikini wax at home, it's recommended that you buy a numbing spray or cream and apply it beforehand if your skin is ultra sensitive. You also might want to have a painkiller or extra strength aspirin on hand, along with facial tissues to dab the tears that will surely spill down your cheeks by the time you're finishing waxing.

Here, then, is your five-step procedure.

1. Clean your skin thoroughly, preferably with a scrubbing product that functions as an exfoliater.

2. To keep the area dry before you apply the hot wax strips, you may want to apply a thin dusting of baby powder to your skin.

3. Carefully read the bikini waxing instructions that are included in the kit to make sure you understand the manufacturer's guidelines.

4. Heat the wax as instructed, apply it to the cloth strips, and place the strips on the area where you want to remove your pubic hair. Following the timed recommendations on the package, pull the strips off. Repeat this process on each area where you want to remove your pubic hair.

5. When you've completed the waxing process, you can apply calamine lotion or baby oil to your skin, which will help to soothe that sensitive area of your body.

In addition, you might want to know that a Brazilian bikini wax is a process that removes all the hair from the bikini line, from the front to the back. Most notably, if done according to custom, the Brazilian wax process leaves you almost completely hairless, but for sure, you won't have to worry about wearing your Brazilian cut bikini.
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Friday, November 12, 2010

Waxing Skin Care Tips

Waxing is considered to be one of the best ways of hair removal. It not only removes hair but also is known for treating tanning of skin. It cleans skin to the pores but at the same time many girls face skin irritation. This one of the major side effects. These irritations are the reaction of the stress which our skin undergoes while this hair removal process. Generally, these skin eruptions disappear within few hours but for girls with sensitive skin, the rashes may stick on few days. Here are few skin care methods after waxing -

1.Ice – Waxing leaves the pores open and exposed to infection. Thus, one should rub ice. This closes the open pores and also reduces the stress. You can either rub an ice cube on the affected area or wash the waxed area with cold water.

2.Grated Potato – Potato is also a cooling agent. Grate one potato and apply the juice on the waxed area. After the first pack has dried, apply the juice for the second time. Continue doing it for five times. Then wash the area with cold water.

3.Aloe Vera – Aloe Vera get should be applied on the waxed area. This will moisturise the skin and make the hair removal easy. But it can be applied even after the process to avoid skin irritation. Aloe Vera soothes the skin and reduces stress.

4.Tea Tree Oil – Tea Tree oil is well known agent for soothing the skin. Soak some Tea Tree Oil in a ball of cotton and apply it on your skin. This soothes the skin and prevents skin infections.

5.Shea Butter – Shea butter is one of the best agents to prevent and cure skin irritation. Apply it on the waxed area. Shea butter not only cure your skin but also nourishes it.

6.Olive Oil – Apply olive oil to moisturise your skin and nourish it. Olive oil treats your skin of all kind of infections.

Some are prone to skin infection after waxing. They should always apply calendula powder before hair removal. This makes waxing easy and prevents skin infections.
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Will My Androgenic Hair Loss Stop?

I often hear from folks who ask me when, or if, their hair loss will stop. Usually, these folks believe that they either have telogen effluvium (TE) or androgenic alopecia (AGA.) For the purposes of this article, I will be focusing on androgenic hair loss.

In my experience, it's not that common for AGA to end on it's own (without any treatment) unless the reason for the reaction to the androgens stops. I will discuss this more in the following article.

Causes Of Androgenic Hair Loss And How Likely These Are To Stop On Their Own: Most AGA hair loss lies with the person's increasing sensitivity to the androgens that are just a part of life for our scalp. Everyone has some of these substances on their scalp. And even with regular hair washing, these substances are always continuing to be produced and continue to be present.

There is a common misconception that people with AGA have large amounts of DHT or "too many" androgens. This isn't necessarily true. Many people with this condition have normal or even low amounts of these substances. But, what is happening instead is that the person is overly sensitive and reactive to those that are present (even in small or normal amounts.) And because you can't completely eliminate these substances (which many people will try,) you're often better off addressing the sensitivity instead of the presence.

Sometimes, these androgens can be the result of medications that you are taking. And, in these cases, when the medication is stopped, this can help with lessening the substances. (You should talk to your doctor about your medications, of course. He or she might be able to help you come up with an acceptable alternative that is better for your hair.) However, if this is your scenario, what you've learned about this is that you do have this sensitivity which may come into play later in life.

Other times, these substances are not caused by medications. They are either hereditary, genetic, or the luck of the draw. Since there's no medication or practice that you can stop, having the hair loss just stop on it's own becomes less likely with this type of hair loss.

Why AGA Sometimes Requires Treatment For The Hair Loss To Stop: As I alluded to, if you're in a situation where the androgens are coming into play because of medication, then you're in a situation where you might be able to stop the process and the loss.

But, if the sensitivity is due to your genetic make up, then you'll often need to find a treatment that works for you to begin seeing a decrease in hair loss that is going to be acceptable to you. Successful treatment is often a three step process. It's somewhat unrealistic to think that you can eliminate all androgens and DHT on your scalp. These substances are naturally produced daily. So even with washing and topicals, you're dealing with something that is continuous and in my opinion, dealing with the sensitivity will often have better results.

Addressing the sensitivity is the first step. Addressing the inflammation that is often part of this process is usually your second step. It can be difficult to maintain or support a healthy scalp and head of hair when the inflammation from the sensitivity is thwarting the process and reinjuring the scalp. The final step is usually improving and focusing on regrowth. This is key. Hair can become miniaturized in androgenic loss. This means that your individual strands of hair can become more thin and fine and therefore don't offer enough coverage and volume. Addressing this and trying to stimulate more and healthier regrowth can really improve how your hair looks.

And think about it this way, no matter how much hair you're losing, if you're successfully replacing what you have lost, then your overall volume and appearance should be less negatively affected. Likewise, you can be only losing small amounts of hair, but if you're not effectively regrowing it, even small amounts of loss are going to be too much.

So, yes, in some instances where medicines are the culprit, AGA can improve on it's own. But many times, comprehensive treatment will allow for you to be proactive (rather than just hoping for the best) and will typically yield better and faster results.

How do I know all of this? Because I lived it. My hair loss and lack of decent regrowth went on for entirely too long before I got serious about addressing it. I finally looked at the possibility of AGA, possible agressive treatments, my triggers, and my scalp's health. It was a long, hard, frustrating journey which all but wrecked my self esteem but I finally found something that helped quite a bit. You can read a very personal story at waxing supply
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Smoky Eye Makeup Tips

Smoky eyes is sensational.This smoky eye makeup is the latest fashion trend and is widely used by all women.

To get gorgeous looking smoky eyes, all you need to keep in mind is to use only dark eyeshadows, like that of dark brown, black, dark green and grey . This smoky eye makeup creates a different you, as it redefines your face.

Smoky eyes look good when it is applied well. So it is best if you follow these eye makeup tips to look stunningly beautiful. Here is how you can learn to apply smoky eye makeup.

1.Get Ready - When you apply eyeshadow, make sure to first remove the oil from under the eyelids. You have to pay attention, from keeping the eyeshadow melting into the eyelid.

2.Eyeline – This is the most basic part of eye makeup. To get smoky eyes, you have to use a darker tint eyeshadow. Now, apply the eyeline to the upper eye lash leaving it thick in the middle of the eye.Apply eyeliner to the bottom of the eye too.

3.Bottom Lids – The colour on the bottom eye lid is the most important as it is the key to give you smoky eyes. Apply a lighter eyeliner to bring out the true colour of the eyes. Now gently smudge it using a cotton swab.

4.Light Base – It is best if you use a light cream base to compare it with a darker shade. Sweep a light colour eye shadow across the eyelid to the browbone.

5.Final Touch – The eyeline and the base is on the eyelid. Now, to get that perfect smoky eyes, use a dark colour like that of black or dark brown. Blend the eyeshadow gently and make sure to smudge the colour into the lash line so that the eye liner disappears.
Last, apply mascara to the eye to give it that bright look which draws out the flavour of your smoky eye makeup.
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