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Everybody wants beautiful skin, but not everybody has time for an intensive skin care routine. Fortunately, you can still make your skin something you can be proud of by perfecting the fundamentals. All it takes is a few minutes a day.

Stay Hydrated

One of the most effective things you can do is also one of the easiest: just keep yourself hydrated. Make sure you drink eight glasses of water or other liquid every day to keep your skin firm, smooth and beautiful.

Cleanse and Moisturize Daily

If your skin is dry and rough, then you need to be sure to clean it every day with a mild skin cleanser. Afterward, massage some moisturizer into it. Do not skip this step. The moisturizer improves your blood flow and the way your skin feels. You should also avoid long baths and hot showers, because they will just make your skin even drier. Never use harsh skin cleansers; they will just make the problem worse in the long run. Applying nourishing cream to all of your visible skin each evening before bed is also a good idea. If you do not want to use a store-bought nourishing cream, then you can easily make your own all natural version. Just mix together one egg, a teaspoon of honey, and a teaspoon of coconut oil.

Skin Care Routine for Dry, Oily or Combination Skin

While it is important to regularly cleanse your skin, it is equally important not to over-cleanse it. If you have problems with rashes and acne, you may be over-cleansing. Your skin acts as a natural barrier, keeping dirt and environmental pollution out of your body while keeping moisture in your body. Part of how the skin does its job is with natural oils in your skin. When you over-cleanse, you strip away those natural oils. If your skin feels taut or tight, this could be a sign of over-cleansing.

If you have greasy skin then you should try a different sort of cleansing regimen. Try washing your face gently with nothing more than tepid water twice a day. Use an oil-based cleanser once a day to drag the grease and grime out of your pores. If you moisturize, then use a moisturizer that is oil-free. Use only water-based cosmetics. If commercial products aren’t doing the job, you can try making your own ideal face wash by mixing one part cucumber pulp, one part honey, and one part cider vinegar. Stir in enough dry green tea leaves to make a thick paste.

If you have combination skin, with oily skin in some places and dry skin in other places, then you need a different skin care routine. Usually, the oily areas will be around your nose and on your forehead, while your cheeks are dry. Wash your face once in the morning and once at night. This will take care of the excessive oil. However, do not wash your face more often than that because the dry patches will only get worse. You will have to use two different skin cleansers for the different types of skin. Use cleansers made specially for greasy skin on the oily patches. Use only oil-free products on the dry patches.

Try a Toner for Rough Skin

If you suffer from rough skin, you can make it smoother with a common kitchen product. Scrub it with orange juice every day. Try combining tomato juice and lemon juice in equal amounts if you want your skin to have a more glowing look.

No matter what kind of skin you have, you can keep it looking its best by learning and perfecting the basics for your kind of skin. A proper skin care routine doesn’t require lengthy, complex regimens or expensive skin care products. All it takes is a few minutes a day and knowing the right ways to spend them.

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The Top Five At-Home Hair Color Tips

At-home hair coloring saves money and increases in popularity as products continually improve. In order to obtain the best results, whether you’ve been doing this for a while or are new to coloring, you should know these five important at-home hair color tips.

Know What You’re Getting

Going darker than your natural color is always easier and fairly straightforward. If you want to lighten your hair, enlist professional help, unless you’re only lifting hair a maximum of three shades. Keep in mind that going red equals lightening your hair, unless your hair is naturally blonde and lighter than the shade of red you have in mind. You should also consult a professional when you already have colored your hair and want to change the shade.

You will not get the exact color that’s pictured on a box, unless you start with a blank slate. This means the result on the box only applies when you add the product to hair that has been stripped of its natural color (pre-lightened). To find the approximate shade the dye will give you, consult the chart that’s usually listed on the side or back of the box. This will also tell you if the product will work with the natural color of your hair.

Perform the Allergy Test

Many people fail to perform the allergy test because they’ve colored their hair for years. However, even if you’ve been using the same product for a long time, you have to test for allergies every time you use it because adverse reactions can develop at any time. To test for sensitivities, apply a small amount of the product on a patch of skin and wait at least 24 hours.

Perform a Strand Test

To avoid disappointment, color a small piece of hair that’s not visible beforehand. You can do this at the same time as the allergy test. However, don’t leave hair color on for longer than 40 minutes because it loses its effectiveness after this time frame.

Don’t Apply Hair Color to Freshly Washed Hair

You should wait at least 24 hours after shampooing before applying hair color. While you might think that clean hair would easily absorb color, the opposite is true. Hair color will hold better on unwashed hair. However, the main reason for not washing it right before coloring is that you’re more likely to cause irritation because your scalp will lack the protective natural oils. This especially applies to products that bleach hair.

Protect Your Skin and Clothing

Protection is key when working with hair dye. Use gloves during the coloring process, and apply petroleum jelly to the skin around the hairline before coloring to avoid staining. Wearing old clothes or a smock is always a good idea as well.

When asking around, you’re likely to get contradicting advice such as that it’s OK to forego the allergy and strand test when you’re used to a product. However, spending the time to do things right will give you peace of mind and help avoid potential disaster.


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