How To Get Your Best Hair Ever In 3 Steps (It Reaaally Works)

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We recently sat down with our go-to hairstylist, Eduardo Bravo – the man behind the hair of models like Joan Smalls and Ashley Graham – and he shared some of his expert need-to-know hair care rules. Ever since, we’ve been following them religiously, and honestly, it’s transformed our hair. What was once damaged, brittle hair is sleek, soft and healthy. So of course, we wanted to share his haircare wisdom with all of you.

Eduardo’s most important rule for having healthy hair? “A healthy and clean scalp is the key to thick, shiny, gorgeous hair. If your scalp is unhealthy, inflamed and full of toxins, imagine what quality of hair will grow; dull, thin and weak [hair] that falls out easily. My philosophy is simple; transform, optimize and protect. Think of each as building blocks to reach optimal scalp health and hair growth in which all three systems are used to cleanse, restore and prevent hair loss/damage from internal and external stressors,” Eduardo tells us.

Here’s Eduardo’s three-step process to reviving your mane to supermodel status.

Step 1: Transformation

Eduardo believes “Transformation is at the foundation and the most important step. This is about detoxifying your scalp to rejuvenate and renew the hair follicles and create a perfect environment for hair growth. Eliminating toxins include removing buildup from products, sebum, pollutants like smoke and pollution without stripping your scalp from its natural moisture.”

How To Detox Your Hair While Washing

“While you wash your hair, start at the back of the neck and work your way up to the top of your head using gentle but firm circular strokes. Then continue from your temples to the top again. Repeating this scalp massage for at least a minute. Doing so will improve scalp circulation, bringing nutrients and oxygen to the roots of the hair, help regenerate hair cells, unclog hair follicles so hair can grow without any hindrance, and most importantly, it improves the health of your scalp, which is the bedrock of your hair follicles,” explains Eduardo.

Detoxing Products

Eduardo says to always look for “Products with high-performance ingredients that will help restore your scalp and get rid of toxin build-up to promote healthy new growth.” Here are two of his faves:

Source: Act + Acre & Omorovizca

Act + Acre Scalp Detox, $42: “This cold-processed oil removes build-up and balances the scalp. Formulated to stimulate the scalp, supporting long term health for your scalp and hair.”

Omorovizca Revitalizing Scalp Mask,$75: “This is a pre-shampoo treatment to revitalize and detoxify. The key ingredient, Hungarian Moor mud is rich in calcium and magnesium to draw out impurities. A multitude of ingredients soothes the scalp while gently exfoliating to unblock follicles, topped off by a conditioning oil, which leaves the hair soft and silky.” Check out our DIY detox hair mask for an affordable option that works amazingly well to detox and balance the scalp.

Step 2: Optimization

“Optimization comes next” states Eduardo. “This step is focused on prevention. The aim is to keep your youthful shine by using products that revitalize follicles and improve blood flow while preventing premature hair aging (and hair loss) by combating inflammation.” To thoroughly ‘optimize’ the hair, you need to focus on cleansing and conditioning:

Cleanse

“Focusing on a good scalp cleanser will balance out the hair by removing pollutants, debris, and oil. When using harsh shampoos, you may “over-cleanse” causing the follicles to produce more sebum to compensate, leaving you with oily hair a few hours after you’ve washed it.” To cleanse, Eduardo recommends these products:

Source: Dr. Alkaitis, Tropic Isle & Ace+Acre

Dr. Alkaitis Herbal Shampoo, $18: “This shampoo nourishes and balances scalp and hair roots to encourage growth. Plus, it works for all hair types.”

Act + Acre Hair Cleanse, $28: “This is amazing as it rebalances and nourishes while washing your hair. Rich in antioxidants, this gentle formula naturally protects your hair from free radical damage.”

Tropic Isle Living Strong Roots Red Pimento, $11: “Shampoo with red pimento, coconut, jojoba, and essential oils cleanses and removes buildup while adding volume and moisture to dry or damaged hair. Red pimento is a key ingredient in aiding hair growth by gently cleaning and detoxifying the scalp.” You can add a fee drops to your shampoo if you can’t find a shampoo that contains these ingredients.

Condition

“After cleansing with the right shampoo you will find that your hair does not need conditioner as much. But when it comes to conditioning; different hair types need different degrees of moisture. Whether you’re looking to boost shine and softness, minimize frizz, eliminate tangles, or preserve and brighten your color. I recommend that you “listen” to your hair and condition accordingly” says Eduardo. Here are his go-to conditioning products:

Source: Innersense & Sangre De Fruta

Innersense Hydrating Hair Masque, $35:” If you’ve got curly, kinky, or coarse hair; adding a hair mask to your routine in the shower is a great way to amp up the shine even more.”

Sangre de Fruta Botanical Conditioner, $52: “If you’ve got a fine texture, a light cream or lotion conditioner will give you shine without weight.”

Step 3: Protection

Finally, the third step: protection: “Protection is at the top of the pyramid, which means it’s not a big part of the system but it’s the most important because this is how damage to our skin, scalp, and hair happens at a cellular level, ” Eduardo tells us. Put on your science coat for the next part, it’s about to get real technical: “Telomeres are the tails at the end of our chromosomes. When we are young, the tails are long, and as we age they shorten. Which means the key to anti-aging is to maintain a healthy long telomere. Environmental stressors like UV radiation, pollution, ozone, infrared and free radicals all accelerate DNA damage, which leads to aging. Using quality SPF broad-spectrum ingredients, antioxidants, and DNA repair enzymes will slow telomere aging leaving you with thicker, stronger hair.”

Eduardo’s top products for protecting your mane:

Source: Uma & Tropic Isle Living

Uma Nourishing Hair Oil, $67: “Clarifying extracts of grapefruit and lemon remove impurities and nourish the hair for a truly healthy mane, enhancing elasticity and strengthening hair from root to end. Potent botanicals such as hibiscus and yerba de tago revive hair that has been stripped from over-processing and environmental pollutants, while Indian gooseberry and cypriol help the roots and add strength and deep nutrition for hair that shines.”

Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Black Castor Oil, $14: For extra dry ends, apply hair oil once you’re out of the shower while hair is still damp.

Source: Lavett and Chine & Coola

Lavet and Chin Leave On Conditioner, $15: “This leave-in condition works for all hair types and protects the hair from heat styling.”

Coola Scalp and Hair Mist Organic Sunscreen SPF 30: Spray directly on the scalp and on hair that is wet or dry to stay on top of sun safety from head to toe without leaving an oily residue.

For more nourishing products, check out these 8 products that’ll give your hair like Rapunzel.

Walking Pace May Signal If Stroke Patients Can Return to Work

By Steven Reinberg

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Walking speed may indicate whether young stroke survivors are ready to return to work, a new study suggests.

And 3 feet per second may be the threshold that predicts whether they can meet a workday's challenges, the researchers found.

One of every four people who has a stroke is younger than 65 years old. As many as 44% may be unable to return to work, largely because of difficulty walking, the study authors said.

"Stroke affects motor control and motor function. To return to work, you must be able to walk to your car, bus, office and meeting rooms. If you can't walk or you get tired easily, your ability to do your job is going to be seriously impacted," said Hannah Jarvis, the study's lead author. She's a research associate at Manchester Metropolitan University in England.

For the study, Jarvis and her colleagues compared mobility in 46 stroke survivors from Wales, aged 18 to 65, with 15 people who had not had a stroke. The investigators tested how far and how fast participants could walk in three minutes.

The study found that stroke survivors who couldn't walk more than 3-feet per second were unlikely to be able to return to work.

The report was published Sept. 26 in the journal .

Among the 23% of study participants who went back to work, nine out of 10 walked faster than 3-feet per second. Those who went back to work walked almost 6-feet per second. Those who didn't return to work walked only about 2.5-feet per second.

Stroke survivors had a harder time walking than those who didn't suffer a stroke, and they tired faster, the study authors added.

"Walking speed is a really useful tool for clinicians to use to predict return to work. It's simple, low cost and effective," Jarvis said in a journal news release.

She suggested that clinicians can use this measure to guide their patients during rehabilitation. "For example, they can focus on increasing walking speed and maintaining quality of walking in order to give their patients a chance of going back to work," Jarvis said.

Deer Can Give You Tuberculosis: CDC

Sept. 30, 2019 -- According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention people can get a rare type of tuberculosis, called bovine tuberculosis, from deer.

Such was the case of one 77 year-old Michigan hunter, who most likely got sick by inhaling the germ while removing a dead deer's infected organs, CNN reports.

The patient had been hunting in an area where two other hunters were infected more than 15 years ago.

Bovine tuberculosis makes up under 2% of all tuberculosis cases in the U.S. Although mostly eliminated in cattle, it's still found in wild bison, elk and deer, the CDC said.

The infection is usually gotten by eating or drinking unpasteurized dairy products or having direct contact though an open wound while hunting or slaughtering an infected animal, CNN reports.

Symptoms include severe cough, fever, weight loss, chest pain. The treatment is antibiotics, the CDC said.

Although rare, anyone working closely with animals that might carry the germ or eating raw dairy should get screened for TB, CNN said.

The Winners Of Our HUGE Life Liner Giveaway Revealed

Hey my loves! As you guys can probably tell from my snaps, I am soooooo excited about our latest launch; the first EVER Huda Beauty eyeliner: Life Liner! My team and I spent two years creating the perfect formula and I’m in love with the final product; it’s the blackest, mattest, most intense liner I’ve ever used!

So to celebrate I didn’t want to do a regular giveaway, instead, we gave five winners a year’s supply of Life Liner, as well as the Makeup Remover Balm, and Hoodie Lash. Plus, a brand new Louis Vuitton Makeup bag to stash all of your new goodies in! As always, we were blown away by your love and support, thank you so much to everyone who entered!

If you’re one of the five winners, congratulations! We’ll be contacting you via direct message on Instagram.

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Mr Tinder Finds Love After Scalp Micropigmentation | Receding Hairline

 

Some people flick right on Tinder in hope of finding a good match for days. But that was never a problem for the man once dubbed “Mr Tinder”, Stefan-Pierre Tomlin.

 

Back in 2017, the dating app revealed that more users had swiped right on him than anyone else. In total, over 14,500 users matched with him during his time using the app. Today, not only has he found love with former X Factor contestant Natasha Boon, but thanks to scalp micropigmentation, he looks and feels better than ever.

 

Stefan believes the reason he became so popular on Tinder was due to him being a male model and appearing on various TV dating shows, making him very recognisable to many women. However, he never felt the women interested on Tinder liked Stefan for who he really was beyond his looks. And somewhat ironically, he didn’t meet Natasha on Tinder and their instant chemistry meant they hit it off immediately.

 

How scalp micropigmentation changed Stefan’s life

 

 

From the age of 22, Stefan began to experience hair loss on various parts of his scalp. For almost 8 years he was using hair fibres, but he found them to be a very short-term solution. That’s because when it rained, or he went swimming, or even when he went to sleep, the fibres would go easily fall out. But now he’s discovered Skalp’s treatment, he has regained full confidence in his hair once again.

 

Before he discovered Skalp he was considering undergoing a hair transplant. Stefan recalls visiting a clinic where he received a number of injections into the scalp. As with everything he had tried before, this was not successful.

 

As a male model, he works in a profession that relies on his appearance. So on every job he worked on he had to tell the make-up artist he was wearing fibres so they could prepare him correctly. Having to constantly highlight his hair loss was embarrassing. However, since his scalp treatment he no longer has talk about it with strangers.

 

Mr Tinder Scalp Micropigmentation Treatment

 

 

When Stefan first found out about Skalp, he wasn’t sure what to expect from the treatment. Once he visited our clinic he felt at ease after seeing all the consultants had undergone the treatment. It gave him an indication of how good it would look if he underwent scalp micropigmentation. Stefan was a little worried that the treatment might not be able to find the right colour match with his skin complexion, but he is overjoyed with the finished look.

 

Now, Stefan can relax in the summer and enjoy all the things that used to make him feel self-conscious. That means being able to go to the beach and have a swim, and not spending half hour every day trying to maintain the fibres in his hair.

 

The biggest change his partner, Natasha, can see in Stefan after the treatment is his growth in confidence. Where he used to constantly hide his head under a hat as much as possible, it’s no longer a big deal to take it off.

 

Stefan is just one of many success stories at Skalp. Find out today how we can help you get over hair loss with our fantastic, long-lasting treatment.

 

 

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18 Nail Trends That Are About to Blow Up Your Feed This Fall

New season, new nails. With sweater weather and the PSL craze, comes a plethora of eclectic manicure looks for fall. From moody florals and burning flames to lava lamp shapes and marbled rose quartz designs, these trending tips are serving serious style. We asked a few of our favorite manicurists to weigh in on the mani moments that are #sofall.

1. Odd Shapes

Paintbox is known for their avant-garde nail designs that change just like the seasons, so here to weigh in on what’s hot for fall, is their chief creative officer, Eleanor Langston, to spill the tea. “Our Wild Thing and Joy Ride designs will be two hits for fall. We’re all about a curvy, windy shape that’s almost like a modern lava lamp and both have negative space for a sexy, sophisticated effect.”

2. Metallic Strokes

“Both our Heaven + Earth and Sun Daze designs have soft sweeps of fine metallics for a subtly iridescent effect,” says Langston. “We love Sun Daze atop a sheer base since it basically turns your fingertips into jewelry.”

3. Tonal Studs

Another nail trend Langston is feeling at the moment is colored studs with a tonal polish. “Our Have a Ball manicure has a subtle effect, but still turns heads,” she adds.

4. Amber Stone

Up-and-coming nail artist with Nailing Hollywood Queenie Nguyen tends to the tips of A-listers like Nicole Kidman, Carey Mulligan, and Mandy Moore and her favorite nail trend for fall is amber stone. “The key to achieving the amber stone look is to mix a sheer tinted yellow with a sheer tinted brown,” she explains. “First, apply a sheer rustic yellow, then while the first layer is still wet, apply a sheer rustic brown. Don’t mix them together perfectly so you can create texture that mimics the stone. Subtle streaks make it more natural. Once dried, apply a coat of sheer yellow for depth. Add a gold metallic to the rim of the nail for a luxurious accent. You can sheer out regular shades by mixing it with a clear topcoat.

5. Pumpkin Spice Neutrals

What would fall be without pumpkin spice everything? According to Exhale Spa lead nail technician, Theani Pena, fall hues will be all over nails this season and PSL fingertips will be crowding up your ‘gram.

6. Glitter Accents

“We have a lot of clients starting to ask for glitter in a major way again, even when it’s not for NYE,” says Pena. When you just want to have a bit of fun with your nails, glitter is the way to go and it helps that there are about a bazillion glitter colors and speck sizes to choose from.

7. Monochromatic Nails

“This season we are seeing a lot more freedom when it comes to new takes on classic nails, adds Pena. “We’re also loving the idea of mixing and matching nails, with black and white combos, or even a different color on each nail.”

8. Tortoise Shell

According to Rita Pinto, founder of Vanity Projects, tortoise is a big global trend for fall. “It’s a move away from the jelly colors of the summer but still translucent and layered and reminiscent of fall tones. We are seeing a lot of mix and match with this look – half nail tortoise and the other a block color.”

9. Fall Florals

Pinto also points out that floral tips with fall colors continues to be another trend, including a lot of French looks with florals on top. “We love how minimal or crazy this look can be,” she adds.

11. Flames

“Flames keep burning strong and the looks vary in vibe, with different color choices or gradations inside the flames,” explains Pinto. “We also love a holographic flame – the look is strong and graphic and looks great on all nail shapes.”

12. Chipped Black

Celebrity manicurist Jin Soon claims that black is the “it color” this season, but instead of perfectly polished digits, make them chipped. “The chipped or abstract nail trend – like this one seen at the Marc Jacobs show – is a simple nail art trend on clean nails or using negative space with nail art.

13. Abstract Painting

“Abstract painting can be very artsy and cool if you use the right color combinations,” says Soon. “We were inspired by Rothko and we really nailed it with our choice of colors. Spreading nail polish to look like watercolor is difficult with a base color underneath, so it’s best to do it on a natural nail.”

14. Dotted Nails

Art meets tech, Jin Soon style. To get the look, apple black dots on sheer nails with JINsoon Absolute Black, $18, then finish with JINsoon Top Gloss Top Coat, $18.

14. The French Manicure

Celebrity nail artist and founder of Mazz Hanna Beauty, Mazz Hana, paints stars like Halsey, Julia Roberts, and Selma Blair on the reg and lately she’s been bringing back the original French manicure with white tips and sheer pink-nude shades. “It went from IG grids of Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin to the runways of Christian Siriano and Prabal Gurung and what’s great about the French manicure is that it’s open to interpretation. You can play with the thickness of the white tips, the accent, and the color. You can also accent the lunula (the half-moon on the bottom of your nail) with different shades,” says Hanna. “I really like a skinny French tip for the fall.”

15. Rose Quartz Marbled

According to Hanna, the beginning of fall falls on libra season, which means it’s the season of love. “A pink marble nail inspired by rose quartz, the quintessential crystal of love helps you practice all forms of love, including self-love,” she says. To get this manicure, apply a single coat of a sheer pink polish, like ORLY Je T’aime, $10, then use a thin nail art brush and an opaque white nail polish to paint 2-3 imperfect squiggly lines on each nail. Take a dry flat nail art brush and clear nail polish to blend out each squiggly line to give it a blurred effect. Apply another layer of the sheer pink shade, and add glitter accents if you’d like. Finish with a topcoat. You can channel different crystals by simply changing the base color, like lavender for amethyst or golden yellow for citrine.

16. Chrome Nails

According to Eliana Gaviria, nail technician and artist at Haven Spa in New York City, the chrome technique is completed by using a powder that’s rubbed onto the nail. “It comes in many colors and the result depends on the color base you use,” she explains. The only catch? The base color must be a solid color (no shimmers, no sheer, or glitter). Another tricky factor is that you have to use a non-rub topcoat to finish the manicure. While these might not be the type of tips you want to try at home – messy + powder + gel = a bad mix – they do look fierce AF when you get them done by a pro.

17. Negative Space

This nail trend has been around for a while now and it’s still going strong, through the fall. Negative space nails are exactly what they seem like – patches of naked nail. “You can try this at home by doing a simple look with less lines,” says Gaviria. “Just get a thin brush to paint the thin lines on and have fun with your color combo!”

18. Neon Nails

“It’s all about neon colors right now, which can be played with by having a multi-colored neon manicure, or using a matte topcoat which will give nails a rubber look,” says Gaviria. “A popular twist to the classic french is now neon tips.”

Now you have the trend, find which nail shape will flatter your hands the most.

This Might Be The reason Your Acne Won't Go Away

If you feel as if you’ve tried every acne treatment on the shelves, and nothing has worked, then it might be because you don’t have ‘traditional acne’. What you may have determined as acne, may actually be Malassezia folliculitis, which is more commonly known as fungal acne. And while it may look similar, it needs to be treated differently, as ordinary acne treatments could aggravate the breakout. For the 411 on fungal acne, we spoke to Founder of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, Dr. Dennis Gross, who told us everything from how to treat fungal acne to how to avoid it… 

What causes fungal acne? 

“’Fungal acne’ is actually called Malassezia folliculitis (or pityrosporum folliculitis). It’s an infection caused by excess yeast that aggravates your hair follicles. Yeast can feed on the oil found in your skin, making oilier skin and oilier skin areas more prone to developing an infection,” Dr. Dennis told us.

When we asked Dr. Gross what increases the likelihood of having fungal acne, he explained; “Oilier skin types may be more prone to fungal acne. Using oil-based products that throw your skin off balance could also increase your risk of developing fungal acne. There are also environmental factors like heat and humidity that will amp up the likelihood of an infection, as well as if you’re someone who sweats more.”

If you’re someone who has a tendency to get fungal skin conditions, like seborrheic dermatitis or dandruff, then consider yourself a more likely candidate.

How do you distinguish between regular acne and fungal acne?

Dr. Gross states, “As mentioned above, fungal acne is really Malassezia folliculitis. It may look like hormonal or bacterial acne, but it refers specifically to excess yeast that’s built up in your hair follicles, causing breakout-like symptoms. It’s not actually ‘acne’ but an infection in your hair follicle. In terms of how to spot the difference on yourself, you’ll find classic acne on your face, generally in the T-zone, on the jawline and on the cheeks. You’ll find ‘fungal acne’ more on your chest and upper back and the spots will look more consistent in terms of size. Fungal acne will come with more of an itching feeling.” Large cysts, blackheads, and whiteheads are not fungal related, so if you’re experiencing any of these types of pimples or a combination of them, it is most likely not fungal acne.

“There may sometimes be overlap in ingredients that alleviate infections, but this will go case by case and the two should largely be addressed and treated differently. For example, as I mentioned above, sulfur is both anti-fungal and anti-bacterial so could be used to treat both conditions. However, there are also some treatments that may kill the wrong bacteria (the normal kind on your skin that may be helping to fight the yeast) making pityrosporum folliculitis worse.”

How to treat fungal acne like a derm 

“Treatments can vary from incorporating sulfur into your skincare routine (it is both anti-fungal and anti-bacterial) to needing an anti-fungal oral medication prescribed, it all depends on the severity of your infection and the frequency of it. Salicylic acid is another helpful ingredient. You can also incorporate an oil-free moisturizer like the Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Oil-Free Moisture Cushion, $60, into your routine to limit the oil that yeast can feed on.”

Products to treat Malassezia folliculitis:

Source: Bioderma

Bioderma Sebium H2O Micellar Water, $15: This micellar water contains anti-fungal powerhouse, sulfur, making it the perfect first step of your nighttime routine. Not only will it help the infection, but it’ll also help balance oil production while removing your makeup.

Source: Neutrogena

Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash, $8: If you’re prone to fungal acne on your chest or back, this product should be at the top your list. The formula contains 2% salicylic acid; a potent BHA that’ll exfoliate the skin and dissolve the glue that binds dead skin cells, which block your pores. It’ll also help lower oil production, and as it has anti-inflammatory properties it’ll soothe existing spots. Once you’ve massaged it onto damp skin, massage it in for one minute.

Source: Nizoral

Nizoral A-D Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, $14: This anti-fungal shampoo is often prescribed to treat bad cases of dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis as it kills the fungal growth. Apply a dime-sized amount to the area and let it sit for two minutes before rinsing. You can also use other anti-dandruff shampoos like Selsun Blue or those that contain ketoconazole.

Try BHAs: The Inkey List BHA serum, $11, is packed with salicylic acid, which will help exfoliate pores and fight fungal breakouts.

What to avoid if you have fungal acne…

“Avoid keeping sweaty workout clothes on post-workout and be mindful of settings (like a locker room) where you’re more likely to encounter yeast. You’ll also want to be sure to cleanse and stay dry when in more humid environments” explains Dr. Gross. If you’re prone to fungal acne, you may also want to decrease the amount of sugar in your diet, as the yeast bacteria thrive on sugar. Ultimately, if you’re unsure, go and see your doctor or derm, who will be able to help you decide and plan the best course of treatment.

For more info on how to soothe and calm other acne types, check out our ultimate skincare guide to acne.

How To Unleash The Power Of Your Glowing Skin With Coconut Glow Hair & Body Oil - Botani

Unleashing the power on anything is liberating. Flick back a few years or centuries to that unleashing moment of being let loose in a car with your brand new juicy drivers licence in your back pocket. Dr Seuss words ‘Oh the places we will go and the people we will see’ always flash through my mind whenever I relive that moment of new unleashed freedom. Give your skin that same refreshing feeling of freedom by unleashing the power of your glowing skin.

Unleash With Coconut Glow Hair & Body Oil

As a leading vegan skincare Australia brand, we are here to internally and externally unleash your glowing skin. Poor diet, lack quality of sleep, stress, medication, lack of exercise or hormonal changes can slow your skin cell turnover, resulting in dull and dehydrated skin. Glowing skin is a sign of among other things good skin cell renewal, good circulation, good gut health and an effective daily skincare routine. Skin cell renewal slows down as we age so regularly exfoliating to enhance your skin cell renewal process is integral for glowing skin. Exfoliating is essential for sloughing off dead skin cells. Choose a gentle exfoliant that won’t irritate your skin like our Exfoliating 2-in-1 Scrub & Mask.

Coconut Glow Body & Hair Oil is packed with superfoods and is a non-oily nourishing treatment your skin and hair will love. It smells divine, think coconuts, exotic beach summer vibes, Amazonian beauties and refreshing twists of lime. Suitable for all hair and skin types. Perfect for after a session at the beach or tanning treatment or sauna, swimming laps, taming frizzy, flyaway hair or for an everyday treat for your skin. Coconut Glow Hair & Body Oil is my long haul flight essential. I will never fly another international flight without it. Every time I use this product I feel like a supermodel.

Superfoods To Unleash The Glow Of Your Skin

Adding superfoods into your diet and applying them to your skin are helpful for glowing skin. Coconut oil, avocado oil, vitamin E, cranberry seed oil and Crambe Abyssinia seed oil are the superfoods we have utilised in our Coconut Glow Body & Hair Oil and here’s why.

Coconut Oil

An anti-ageing ingredient used to reduce skin dryness and flaking. Nourishment for your scalp to encourage a shine to your hair. Coconut oil (Cocos Nucifera oil) is the fixed oil obtained by expression of the kernels of the seeds of the coconut. An abundant source of essential fatty acids which help condition your hair and nourish your skin with deep hydration by locking in moisture. Rich in antioxidants and vitamins A, C and E that help protect against free radical damage. Coconut oil also provides anti-microbial properties to kill any bacteria on your skin which will help reduce acne breakouts. Add coconut oil into your smoothies as it has many health benefits. Botani products containing coconut oil:

  • Coconut Glow Body & Hair Oil
  • Olive Cleansing Bar
  • Eco-Clear Body Bar
  • Avocado Oil

    Provides deep hydration, strengthens, encourages growth and protects your hair from water loss, sun, UV, blue light or other environmental damage. Avocado oil (Persea Gratissima oil) is a fixed oil obtained by pressing the dehydrated sliced flesh of an avocado. Avocado oil regenerates and softens skin. It is easily absorbed and helps relieve dryness and itching caused by psoriasis and eczema. Add avocado oil to your salad dressings. Botani products containing avocado oil:

  • Coconut Glow Body & Hair Oil
  • Olivene Repair Balm
  • Healing Lip Balm
  • Cranberry Seed Oil

    A fixed oil expressed from cranberries. Excellent source of vitamin C and packed with antioxidants to enhance your glowing skin. Botani products containing cranberry oil:

  • Coconut Glow Body & Hair Oil
  • Acai Berry Active Antioxidant Serum
  • Crambe Abyssinia Seed Oil

    Also known as Abyssinian Seed Oil with similar qualities to Argan oil. Expressed from the seeds of an annual oilseed crop called crambe. Other oilseed crops also part of the Brassicaceae family include rapeseed, mustard, camelina sativa and camelina. It is a lubricant and emollient famous for its high levels of erucic acid (healthy monounsaturated omega 9 fatty acid) and as a natural skin care alternative to mineral oils and silicones. It protects and restores soft skin and hair by delivering vital nutrients to repair damage, restore shine, condition and reduce hair breakage. Also high in vitamins A, C & E to assist with firming your skin and strengthening your hair. Botani products containing Crambe Abyssinia Seed Oil:

  • Coconut Glow Body & Hair Oil
  • Radiant Rose Mask
  • Vitamin E

    Vitamin E is as skin-changing as vitamin C, and your skin needs it daily. Used by millions to reduce signs of ageing, stimulate collagen production and help your skin glow. Full of antioxidants to fight free radical, sun and any other damage. Anti-inflammatory goodness to calm itchy and inflamed skin conditions. Perfect for all skin types. Botani products containing vitamin E:

  • Olive Repair Cream
  • Boost Balancing Moisturiser
  • Soothing Facial Mist
  • Olive Soothing Cream Cleanser
  • ?Radiant Rose Mask
  • Rescue Acne Cream
  • Olive Skin Serum
  • Acai Berry Active Antioxidant Serum
  • Coconut Glow Body & Hair Oil
  • ?Eco-Clear Body Bar
  • Healing Lip Balm
  • Olivene Repair Balm
  • ?Phytoseptic Antifungal Skin Cream
  • Olive Hand & Body Cream
  • Olive Cleansing Bar
  • Nourishing Body Oil
  • Eat foods containing vitamin E such as avocados, wheat germ oil, sunflower seeds, pine nuts, peanuts, Atlantic salmon, Brazil nuts, hazelnut oil, almond oil and almonds.

    Glowing Skin Salad Dressing

    Delicious dressing to help alkalize your pH levels, improve gut health, lower inflammatory levels and enhance glowing skin. In a large jar mix together: 4 cloves crushed garlic A sprinkle of Himalayan rock salt and crushed black pepper 2 tablespoons tamari 1 tablespoon chia seeds Lemon juice squeezed from 2 lemons 6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

    Fill the jar up with a mixture of avocado oil, almond oil, flaxseed oil, chia oil or extra virgin olive oil. Shake the jar to infuse all the ingredients together and store in a sealed jar in your pantry. Whisk the dressing before each serving. Great for drizzling over veggies and salads. I always have this dressing in my kitchen. My whole family loves it.

    Exercise

    How good is your glow after a sweaty workout? Getting a good sweat going is so healthy for your body and essential for glowing skin primarily because of the increased blood supply to your skin which flushes the surface of your skin releasing toxins and giving you that stunning glow. Pregnant women have an increased circulation which is why most pregnant ladies glow with radiance.

    Vegan Skin Care

    Globally we are making more ethical choices with our lifestyle, food, fashion, beauty and skincare. As a leading vegan skincare brand Botani is right at the forefront of this vegan and cruelty-free movement. Interested in this movement or not, glowing skin is your right and our 100% vegan certified, cruelty-free and botanically based natural problem-solving skincare and pharmaceutical products will help you get glowing.

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  • The BEST (And Cheapest) Drugstore Setting Powder

    Any beauty lover knows that finding a good setting powder is essential to the perfect cake face – it’s literally the icing on top of the cake! The best setting powders not only keep your makeup on lockdown all day, but they work to control oil, have no flashback, and blur imperfections. Years ago we discovered the RCMA No Color Powder, $12, not only is it ahhhmazing, but it’s without a doubt the best value-for-money powder on the market. And, while many in the beauty industry love it, it’s still not well known to many! It’s $12 for three ounces of setting powder, whereas most setting powders cost between $30 to $40 for one ounce! Here’s everything you need to know about this cult setting powder.

    What it is: A no-color setting powder that gives a soft-focus finish. The formula was created by RCMA (The Research Council of Makeup Artists) over 50 years ago, for use by professional makeup artists in Hollywood. The RCMA powder is designed to look natural and perform like a luxury powder so that on-screen actors would always look amazing.

    What it does: Sets makeup flawlessly for extra-long wear. It has no pigment so it won’t alter the color of your foundation. Because it has no color, it works for all skin tones; from very fair to very deep.

    What we liked: The powder is super fine, mattifying, and long-lasting, and it will keep your makeup in place all day! We love that when you apply this, it instantly gives a smooth finish, it’s almost like it airbrushes your skin. You can use it with a brush or a damp makeup sponge, it’s perfect for baking, and it gives NO flashback – if you don’t know what that is, you NEED to read this!

    What we didn’t like: The packaging isn’t very convenient as the lid has huge holes, which means when you pour powder, it spills out a lot and the packaging makes it almost impossible to put the excess powder back in! It also doesn’t have a lid that you can pour the loose powder in, which can be pretty frustrating if you’re on the go. The packaging itself is very basic; it literally looks like a spice container, but you can always put the powder in another container (or an old setting powder pot) to make using it more convenient. Ultimately we would rather use a product that looks amazing on our skin than great in its packaging!

    Comparisons: The RCMA powder is a bit like a cross between Ben Nye’s Banana Powder and the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder. Ben Nye’s obviously has color and feels more powdery, but the way it keeps makeup matte all day is very similar. Like the Laura Mercier powder, this adds no texture to the skin, and smooths out your complexion.

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    Older Diabetics May Be Getting Too Much Insulin

    By Serena Gordon

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Are elderly people with diabetes being overtreated?

    A new study suggests that's so: Older, sicker patients tend to be the ones most likely to still be using insulin to manage their blood sugar, despite guidelines that suggest it's often safer to lower diabetes treatment intensity with age.

    The study found that nearly 20% of people with type 2 diabetes older than 75 were still using insulin treatment. And almost 30% of people with diabetes over 75 in poor health were taking insulin.

    One of the most significant side effects of insulin is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). This can leave you feeling shaky, sweaty, irritable, confused and dizzy. It can also cause an irregular heartbeat, and may lead to fainting. At its most serious, hypoglycemia can cause death, though this happens rarely, according to the American Diabetes Association.

    Major health organizations -- including the American Diabetes Association, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the American Geriatrics Society -- recommend that healthy older patients can maintain tighter blood sugar control. But for patients in poor health, with shorter life expectancies, these groups suggest less aggressive lowering of blood sugar levels.

    "It seems a little counterintuitive after you spend decades working hard to control your blood sugar to think about not doing that," said study author Dr. Richard Grant.

    "But, as with most things in medicine, there's a risk-benefit ratio, and for most years, there's a much bigger benefit than risk to taking insulin. But as life expectancy decreases, tight blood sugar control provides less benefit than risk," Grant said. He's a research scientist in the division of research at Kaiser Permanente of Northern California, in Oakland.

    Grant said patients are often concerned if doctors bring up the idea of treating their diabetes less aggressively. "It's not abandoning care, it's maybe taking half a step back to reduce the risk from treatment," he explained.

    The findings were published online Sept. 23 in .

    Another study published online Sept. 16 in the same journal found that patients don't always follow the guidelines for stepping down their treatment. The study -- led by Dr. Nancy Schoenborn at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore -- found that 60% of people surveyed didn't agree with the guidelines and thought the longer you live with diabetes, the more aggressive your treatment should be.

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