Category Archives: Treatments

How to Avoid a Dry Scalp

A dry scalp can be problematic all year round, as it can be triggered and worsened by either very hot or very cold weather. It could also be neither of these things, and you may just find that you have very dry skin, including the skin on your head. Luckily, there are things you can do to make it better.

Use a moisturising shampoo, or one that is specifically for flaky scalps. Don’t confuse a dry scalp with dandruff, as they are two very different things. if you’re unsure, ask your hairdresser. Dandruff shampoo is likely to make a dry scalp worse.

Use a hair mask. Applying a nourishing hair mask every few weeks will help make your hair soft, and also moisturise your scalp.

Don’t scratch. Whatever you do, resist the urge to scratch if your scalp feels itchy. It really won’t help and will encourage skin to flake.

Highlight and Contouring

Before beginning your highlighting and contouring, you must first determine your face shape.  Faces can be oval, rectangular, round, heart-shaped, oblong, diamond-shaped, or triangular (including inverted triangular).  To determine your face shape,  pull all of your hair back tightly and examine your face in the mirror, looking for the following attributes.  A measuring tape may be used to measure the length and width of the face for a more precise determination.

OVAL: Oval-shaped faces have a length equal to 1.5 times the width of the face, with forehead and jaw equal widths.

RECTANGULAR: Rectangular faces are 1/3 longer than the width of the face and have strong angles on the forehead and at the jawline.

ROUND: Round faces are as wide as they are long, but with soft, rounded edges.

HEART-SHAPED: Heart-shaped faces have the most width at the cheek, eye, and forehead areas, with a narrow to pointy chin.  Sometimes they will also have a high forehead.

OBLONG: Oblong faces are as long as it is wide.  Straight sides, a high forehead, and larger than average distance between the bottom of the lip and the tip of the chin are common attributes of the oblong face.

DIAMOND-SHAPED: Diamond-shaped faces are characterized by a narrow forehead and a narrow chin with the widest point at the cheeks.

TRIANGULAR (and INVERTED TRIANGULAR): Triangular faces are wide at the forehead and narrowest at the jawline; inverted triangular faces are widest at the jawline and narrowest at the forehead.Determining your face shape will help you decide where to place your highlights and contours and what features you’d like to define or downplay.

2 Ways To Help Get Rid Of Acne

Acne is a common skin problem many people suffer from, and there are loads of different producs out there which claim they can help get rid. Instead of spending money on harsh chemicals, why not try the natural approach?

  1. Apple Cider Vinegar – Mix up some unfiltered apple cider vinegar and fresh water, and then apply on your face with a cotton ball after you have washed your face. Leave overnight and then wash off. Great for your skin as it balances the pH whilst also making it harder for bacteria to have fun.
  2. Cinammon and Honey Mask – Mix 2 tablespoons of honey with 1 table spoon of cinnamon and create this killer combo of a mask. Rinse your face with water and dry, then apply the mask to your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes and wash thoroughly.

Make An Oatmeal Facial Scrub

Are you looking to try out a homemade facial scrub? We recommend making an oatmeal scrub. Nice and simple, plus great for your skin.

All you need to make the scrub, is a tablespoon of oatmeal, three tablespoons of warm water and then wait 10 minutes until the oats are soft.

Before you apply, make sure your face is clean. Then massage your face with the oatmeal mixture for 2 minutes (avoiding the eyes). This will help to exfoliate your skin. After the 2 minutes are up, rinse off with warm water and then cold water straight after. This is recommended, as the cold water will help to close the pores which were open previously.

3 Ways of Removing Bags Under Your Eyes

If you’re suffering from bags/dark circles from under your eyes, then this article may be for you. There are many causes of under-eye bags, be it a lack of sleep, bad habits, allergies or even natural effects of aging. The one thing you can do though, is try different treatments to help combat this.

Soothing your eyes with something cool can help a lot of the time. So we would recommend placing cucumbers over your eyes as they will sooth the area. Make sure to refrigerate beforehand.

Another great item to use are teabags, as they contain tanning which helps ease down the eye-bags. You have to place the teabags in boiling water first and then place them on a plate, allowing them to cool down. Once cool, place over each eye and let them sit for 10 minutes. Your eyes should feel much fresher, whilst also looking rejuvenated.