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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Sugaring Hair Removal

If sugaring hair removal is your choice for getting rid of unwanted body hair, take note of these tips and suggestions for optimum results:

  • To remove the hair by the root it must be at least 1/4 inch or 6 mm long. Longer hair should be trimmed to this length.
  • Hair must be clean and dry before starting hair removal sugaring.
  • Remove all creams and oils, towel dry and then apply talcum powder to ensure the skin is completely dry.
  • Apply the sugaring paste in the direction of the hair growth.
  • When pressing the cotton strip on top of the paste, leave a small section at the end free so it will be easy to hold when pulling back.
  • If using a spatula to apply the paste use the edge not the flat side. This will help ensure a very thin layer is applied.
  • Pull the strip back sharply against the direction of the hair growth. Do not lift the strip up or out away from the skin.
  • Hold the skin firmly with one hand while you pull the strip back sharply with the other hand.
  • Treat small areas at a time when hair removal sugaring on sensitive parts of the body.
  • When heating the paste, either by microwave or oven, be absolutely sure the paste is just warm to the touch not hot. Otherwise burns to the skin may result.
  • If using hot water to warm the paste container, be sure not to allow water into the paste. Sugar paste is water soluble and will be spoiled if the container is not sealed properly and water gets in.

Sugaring hair removal is quite safe as the ingredients in the paste are natural. They can also contain ingredients with healing properties such as citric acid and gum Arabic.

With a little practice sugaring hair removal can be a very effective and economical method for getting rid of unwanted hair on any part of the body.

Curly Hair

Different patterns and different types of curls require different nourishment and maintenance routines. The type of curl helps you decide the shampoo the conditioner and the serum you need to use to have frizz-free and shiny hair.

Less is more

It is important for curly hair that which product we use and by how much. The right amount of product is less than you think. Always look before you apply the shampoo and conditioner to hair as the quantity matters.

Have a hair care routine

Having a routine i.e. fixing the days you wash the hair and the time intervals between oiling them help to have nourished and healthy hair as it ensures that the scalp is clean between short intervals of time.

Sleep

We must have an adequate 8hrs. Of sleep, at night it helps our body to repair itself and treat the damages that are happening on a day to day basis. Also or having healthy hair we should sleep on silk pillows as they are softer on hair as compared to normal pillow cases when we toss and turn during our sleep and also be must braid our hair while sleeping as it helps to prevent them from getting tangled.

Pigments

What are the types of pigments that go into the cosmetic industry? Both the inorganic as well as the organic pigments are being used for manufacturing makeup products. The most popularly used inorganic pigments include the iron oxides, chromium oxide, titanium oxide, ultramarines etc. Ultramarines are responsible for making available the metallic hues of blue that are often prevalent in eye makeup. Chromium oxide gives the green hues used in several shades of eye makeup.

Iron oxides are more used in the manufacture of day-time makeup products as it includes pigment yellow, pigment red and other vibrant shades in its fold. Titanium oxide provides the much needed UV shield to some extent and therefore becomes an important ingredient in the manufacture. The solvent resistance and opaqueness of inorganic pigments make them a must include ingredient in the manufacture of makeup products.

Organic pigments on the other hand vary from inorganic pigments from the solubility point of view; they are soluble in a number of solvents. The kind of organic pigments that form the base of raw materials in the cosmetic industry include the likes of Xanthenes, Azo colorants, Triaylmethane and Anthraquinone.

Each of them lend varying grades of shades that are needed to manufacture different skin friendly makeup products. The Azo colorants give the bright yellow and red shades while the base for the soothing blue and green shades come from Triarylmethane. Vibrant orange and red are obtained from Xanthenes which is considered a staining dye. Anthraquinones refer to a group of naturally occurring pigment that gives the much used green colour in the cosmetic industry.

However, the manufacture of makeup products using the various pigments is a very complex one. There are several rules and regulations laid down by FDA with regard to colour additives that are being used in the cosmetic industry. Every makeup product containing colour additive has to meet requirements for approval, certification, identity and specifications, permissible concentrations etc. Colours that need certification are mainly petroleum derived or synthetic-organic colours.

Every batch of the cosmetic using these colour ingredients have to be FDA-certified. Certain colour additives such as those originating from plant, mineral and animal sources do not require batch certification requirements. However, they have to adhere to the specifications, identity, restrictions, uses and labelling requirements as specified under the rules. If the rules and regulations with regard to colour additives are not complied with, then your cosmetic will be declared as adulterated. So it is better to make use of the pigment raw materials in the best and right manner possible so as to deliver the best quality from your cosmetic industry!

Info of Alpha Hydroxy Acids

Whether glycolic, lactic or arginine is used-they are all still acids! AHAs dissolve the natural moisturizing factor that acts as a glue to hold dead cells in the stratum corneum together.

Acids penetrate into the skin if not properly neutralized and a mixture of baking soda and cool water should always be used by your esthetician or dermatologist as a first rinse mixture to stop the process of exfoliation on your skin, because at this point the treatment has reduced the thickness of the stratum corneum and the skin has now become sensitive.

Clients should be informed that when they use such treatments the skin becomes more sensitive to the sun and should protect their skin with a sunscreen of SPF15 or higher. An esthetician or doctor should advise their clients not to experiment themselves with their skin after an alpha hydroxy treatment when going home for at least 3 days. When using such treatments (glycolic or lactic, etc.)in a series, especially for hyperpigmentation, acne scarring and anti-aging programs. If being done in a professional environment the results can be positive.