Beauty, Skincare

Are You Over-exfoliating Your Face?

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Any good skincare routine begins with the all-important cleansing process — but how much scrubbing is too much? According to celebrity skin expert and registered nurse Jamie Sherrill, any exfoliation that causes your skin to adopt certain changes means you’re likely exfoliating more than you should. Here are three changes that Sherrill says are surefire signs that you’ve been overdoing it. 1. Shiny forehead “You know you’ve over-exfoliated when your forehead can double as a mirror,” Sherrill says. The reason? “Light reflects easily off of over-exfoliated skin because you’ve smoothed out the natural texture to your skin too much,” she

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Six Ways To Make Your Hands Look Younger

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You probably have anti-aging products and strategies for your face – but what about your hands? They age, too! Like our faces, they are susceptible to sun damage, environmental insults like soaps and hand sanitizers, and just everyday “wear and tear.” And since we need our hands to do almost everything, they tend to look older than our faces. Here are a few of the challenges that our hands face (and ways you can help): Problem: Hands get washed countless times during the day long, which has a drying effect on the skin — which, of course, contributes to wrinkling. What to

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Skincare

This Is The Right Way To Clean Your Belly Button

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Washing the face, under arms and hands and even the area behind the ears is a common component of bathing but the belly button is always neglected when it comes to bathing. Usually people do not consider cleaning the belly button as an important aspect of personal hygiene even though it is necessary. The belly button is among the hardest areas to clean and since people don’t clean it regularly, a great deal of muck, dirt and grime gathers in there. Since the belly button is quite deep and the muck sticks to the soft skin, it becomes almost impossible

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Skincare

Slept In Your Make up Again? This Is What To Do To Prevent A Breakout

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Slept in your makeup again? We’ve all been there. Scrub away the effects of sleeping in your makeup by giving your skin some TLC the next morning. From redness and irritation to nasty zits and pimples, a lot of things can happen to your face overnight. Adding makeup, dirt, and pollution to the mix doesn’t make your situation any better. However, if you sleep in your makeup, it isn’t the end of the world. While your skin might not thank you for it, you can do your best to combat any unwanted side effects. After a night of wearing pore-clogging

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Health, Skincare

Quiet! Your Face Spots Are Trying To Tell You Something

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We’re often left baffled by a sudden outbreak of spots concentrated in one area of the face. Is it hormone-related? Did I miss my five-a-day? The ancient art of face mapping can help you identify the cause of your blemishes by splitting the face into several sections such as forehead, chin and nose and understanding the different ‘zones’. Each area reflects a different part of your internal health, so what exactly do pimples on certain areas mean? HELLO! Online takes you behind a facial spot map. Zones 1 & 3: The Digestive System Chocolate and spots are a synonymous combination but, in general, high

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Fashion & Beauty, Skincare

This Is The Secret Of Alicia Keys’s Make-up Free Skin

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Ever since she announced her decision to go make-up free, Alicia Keys has stayed true to her word and embraced her natural beauty, ditching make-up products and flooring fans with her healthy, glowing skin. Now, the star’s make-up artist Dotti has revealed just how Alicia keeps her complexion looking so radiant and flawless. Alicia Keys has been wowing fans by going make-up free “Alicia gets regular facials, does acupuncture and she eats healthy and exercises,” the beauty guru told W Magazine. “She knows you have to invest internally for your skin to look great externally.” She added: “It’s also about

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Health, Skincare

Can You Get Rid of Loose Skin After Major Weight Loss?

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Major weight loss transformations are a testimony an individual’s determination, resolve, and discipline. But in some cases, that transformation is marked by loose excess skin. “Our skin is a living organ, and it adapts to weight gain by expanding or stretching,” says Christine Choi Kim, MD, a medical and cosmetic dermatologist based in Santa Monica, CA. “It has a limited ability to tighten once that weight is lost, and this depends on a number of factors.” When it comes to the extra flab around your stomach, the accumulation of fat stretches your skin tight—like a fully- or over-inflated balloon—so when you

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Skincare

Why Hair Grows from Your Nipples and Other Inconvenient Places

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One day you’re lotioning up after a shower, and then you see it: a hair. Right there. On your nipple. There’s no reason to freak, though. “Our body has hair follicles and oil glands all over, including around the nipples, so there is always the potential for hair growth,” says Lance Brown, M.D., a New York dermatologist. Of the approximately 50 million hair follicles covering your body, only one-fifth of them are located on your scalp, which leaves plenty of other places for random strands to pop up. The Most Common Places You’ll Find Body Hair In addition to your

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This Woman Uses Her Own Breast Milk to Make Soaps for People

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A mother-of-two who uses breast milk to make bespoke soap says word-of-mouth demand for the bars has led to her turning the hobby into a business. The unique soap, which is created using defrosted breast milk and different natural oils, is the handiwork of Jasmine Overton, 37, from Queensland, Australia. The mother-of-two says she began making the soap after having a ‘light-bulb’ moment when hearing her sister complaining that she was over-producing milk while nursing her young baby. Her sister Chrystal, 30, began expressing her excess milk and passing it onto Jasmine so she could add it into her beauty

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Skincare

Should Men Use Women’s Skincare Products?

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Skincare product manufacturers are fast realizing that men are getting into the habit of taking care of their skin. As such, there are now many products on the market that are made specifically for men. Interestingly, some men simply do not want to be seen purchasing any type of skincare products made for them. Some men don’t  think it is necessary to spend the few extra bucks so they do the next best thing. They use their wives and girlfriends’ products. Some do it on the sly while others openly share moisturizers, cleansers and toners. The big question both men

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Fashion & Beauty, Skincare

Doing These Things Will Ruin Your Face And Here’s How To Avoid Them

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How pratical can a woman get in having the perfect flawless skin especially if she is a working mom, a traveller or a career woman. Where is the time to book that appointment for exfoliation or facials.Not that we are encouraging women neglecting their skin, but hey, it’s okay to face facts yet know that despite the tons of excuses you might have for not taking appropriate care of your skin, there are ways that with minimal money, time and effort, you can have a beautiful skin. The right way to having a great skin is by knowing what to

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Skincare

7 Things You Should Think Twice About Before Putting On Your Face

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Are items like lemon juice and petroleum jelly really beneficial to your skin? Lemon juice, baking soda, petroleum jelly…we’re always hearing about these alternatives to traditional skincare products, but are they safe? And are they effective at keeping skin hydrated and smooth? We spoke to two dermatologists to find out. 1. Petroleum jelly You probably remember your grandmother or mother slathering on the Vaseline. Turns out, petroleum jelly is indeed a home run for your face. “As we age, the skin on our face gets thinner and less elastic, which can lead to dryness,” says Mamta Jhaveri, M.D., an assistant

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Fashion & Beauty, Skincare

Go Snow white And Rock With These Timeless White Nails

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Nails say a lot about you, a lot of details can be gotten from the way your nails look. A lot of information can be drawn from your nails, for example, your level of hygiene and personal cleanliness can be deduced from your nails. Some can even tell little about your personality from your nails, so it is important to care about how they look. For those who are looking for the style of nails to wear, there are a couple of timeless white nails you should rock. White nails speaks volume about you, it gives you a clean polished

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Skincare, Style

Experts Explain Why You Should Never Cut Your Cuticles During Manicure

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“With the skin being the largest organ of your body, the cuticles are the nail’s last line of defense as a protective barrier.” We freeze up every time our manicurist reaches for a pair of sharp mini clippers and ask, “Do you want to cut your cuticles?” Deep down we know that we really shouldn’t, but seeing ragged hangnails along our fingertips forces us to give in to cuticle clipping just for the sake of having a picture-perfect mani. Then, we regret our irrational decision once we notice just a few days later that our cuticles are dry and peeling again.

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Beauty, Skincare

How to Travel without Liquids or Gels

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If you’ve ever watched a TSA agent toss away your toiletries because they were a smidge over the 3-1-1 limit, then it’s time to learn how to travel without liquids or gels. Forget counting the ounces on your bottles or cleaning up sticky goo at the bottom of your toiletry bag. Your daily travel toiletries are now available in solid, unspillable, TSA-approved form–and you don’t even need to place them in a clear plastic bag. Everything You Need to Travels without Liquids or Gels Shampoo Bar Leave the mini shampoos at home and bring your own shampoo bar instead. It

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Lifestyle, Skincare

5 home remedies to reduce sweating

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Sweating is tolerable in small doses but unbearable when you are exposed to too much of it. Sweating at the gym is very much accepted but sweating on a date or in the office can be very embarrassing. Growing pit stains during a romantic dinner or sopping palms when shaking hands can be humiliating. Try these five tips to get control of your sweating so you can stay dry for your next big date or presentation. Avoid spicy foods Avoid spicy foods and caffeine, they could also stimulate your sweat glands in a not-so-comfortable way. Caffeine is a strong stimulant

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Skincare

6 Local Skincare Products Every Nigerian Lady Needs To Know About

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Do you know you can feel and look beautiful without expensive skin products? f you want perfect and flawless skin without having to break the bank, there are amazing African solutions for the African woman. The best thing about these products is that they’re super affordable and you can find them in any market close to you. Once you start using these products, everyone would keep asking you what the secret to your glowing skin is, and you will make heads spin. 1. African Black Soap. (Ose dudu) This is a major key. You’d never have to buy any expensive bar

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Two Brave Women Went Without Showering For A Month. The Result is Smelly

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Causing a stink! Can going a whole MONTH without showering really give you flawless skin? Two brave women dared to try it, with staggering – and foul smelling – results Two women didn’t shower or use soap, shampoo or make-up for 30 days The goal of the experiment was to find out whether going product-free can lead to better skin The two beauty editors detailed their experiences on Totalbeauty.com When we get a pimple, a patch of dry skin, a whiff of B.O. or experience conditions like eczema, we’re programmed to immediately turn to products. But what if this modern,

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Beauty, Skincare

For if the “Makeup” Is Melting…What Can A Woman Do?

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f you’re finding yourself a little overheated nowadays, at the office, market place or in the club, excessive sweating which may lead to the melting of your makeup is such an undesired incident for every woman. Whatever may cause the excess sweating, it can be very embarrassing…Hooofs! In a recent post about the best foundation for your skin, We highlighted the various types of foundations and how they can be best applied. But I must confess, knowing how to apply foundation correctly may not stop it from melting. Recently, I have come across women who suffer from this problem and in

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Health, Skincare

If You Have A Dry Skin, This Is What You Should Do

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Unlike oily skin, dry skin seems to be much healthier than oily skin because it does not permit excess oil to enter into the system but one common thing about dry skin is that it may cause skin wrinkles when allowed to stay dry for a long period of time. This is why we also need to keep the dry skin healthy too but not permitting it to get too dry which is unhealthy. . Dry skin could be managed and maintained through the following skin care tips and ideas which includes; 1.  Bath Regularly:  As a man or woman

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