I carried out a small survey on Instagram this week. It was about men’s skin and, in particular, how it differs from women’s skin. To start with men’s skin is thicker. But besides that it is also oilier, the skin sweats more, is more acidic and also has more facial hair. And the latter is precisely what makes up the most important and “almost” daily skin care routine for men. Not washing, but shaving! A man does this on average 20,000 times in his lifetime. So it’s quite important that it is done in the right way. (more…)
The three most helpful hair removal facts and fables at a glance:
‘Does hair grow back thicker, darker and coarser after shaving?’
‘Does waxing cause less hair growth?’
‘Does your hair grow more quickly in the summer?’
In my previous blog I promised to bring you some Oats Do-it-yourself tips. Oatmeal contains lots of different active properties, making it very versatile. You’ll discover this if you search the internet; oatmeal is used for treating athlete’s foot, chicken pox, insect bites, itching, eczema, dry skin, allergic reactions, ichthyosis, sun burn and skin irritation from using Vitamin A Acid (research).
I was asked by Tros Radar about the truth and nonsense with regards to special shampoos. You can apply all sorts of substances onto your scalp under the shower: caffeine to counteract hair loss, keratin for fuller locks and vitamins for healthy hair. But does it really work?
I promised you all a couple of weeks ago that I would place a list of suitable shampoos on my blog. It is finally here! It wasn’t an easy task and to be honest I was shocked by the enormous amount of rubbish on the market… As I wrote in my previous blog it is also important to check the ingredients list on shampoos. Although allergic reactions from shampoos are uncommon, a bad product can cause severe irritation to the scalp. One of the most common mistakes is the use of an over aggressive shampoo. What happens then? You wind up in a vicious circle: as a counter reaction your skin produces more sebum, your hair and scalp then become greasy more quickly, which means you wash your hair more frequently. Sound familiar? Time for action!
Iris Apfel was right. If you own a pair of good shoes and great hair the world is yours! Although not so hard to find a great pair of shoes, acquiring great hair is a whole new challenge. Why is it that your hair always looks ab fab just when you are about to step into the shower, go swimming or on those weekends lounging at home but never on that all important day when you need it… Fortunately I know a few tricks on how to get my hair as lovely and gleaming as possible and I will let you know how! As there is so much to talk about with haircare I’ll start with the shampoo.
It always happens; your skin is smooth and radiant for weeks and then you wake up on that all important day with a pimple on your nose. And if it isn’t a pimple, then the bags under your eyes (not had enough sleep), red patches, dry flaky skin, or the peeling skin on your lips can considerably spoil your fun.
Last week I was asked by Cynthia (also known as Miss Lipgloss) if I could let her know what the difference is between Sodium Lauryl Sulphate and Sodium Laureth Sulphate. It struck me that in no time there were more than a 100 people who had reacted to the piece on her blog.
A few months ago I was asked by the MAMA magazine if I would give some tips for hair. Although I normally write about skin issues on my blog, I would also like to share this with you….After all you can also see a Dermatologist about hair problems.