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The Beautiful You 

The Beautiful You is in the eye of the beholder. It's not just about ones size, sex, shape, color, or even age. It's about being your beautiful self inside & out. Let me show you the way...

What Is Beauty?

Beauty is you!
It's that glow we hold within. It's that glow that shines from inside out "pretty as a Georgia Peach", THAT'S YOU!

Tips from YHH to Protect Yourself from Cosmetic and Make-up Dangers

To avoid dangers associated with using make-up and other cosmetics, follow these tips:

  • Never drive and put on make-up. Not only does this make driving a danger, hitting a bump in the road and scratching your eyeball can cause serious eye injury.
  • ever share make-up. Always use a new sponge when trying products at a store. Insist that salespersons clean container openings with alcohol before applying to your skins.
  • Keep make-up containers closed tight when not in use.
  • Keep make-up out of the sun and heat. Light and heat can kill the preservatives that help to fight bacteria. Don't keep cosmetics in a hot car for a long time.
  • Don't use cosmetics if you have an eye infection, such as pinkeye. Throw away any make-up you were using when you first found the problem.
  • Never add liquid to a product unless the label tells you to do so.
  • Throw away any make-up if the color changes, or it starts to smell.
  • Never use aerosol sprays near heat or while smoking, because they can catch on fire.
  • Don't deeply inhale hairsprays or powders. This can cause lung damage.
  • Avoid color additives that are not approved for use in the eye area, such as "permanent" eyelash tints and kohl (color additive that contains lead salts and is still used in eye cosmetics in other countries). Be sure to keep kohl away from children. It may cause lead poisoning.

Beauty Challenges

Wrinkles, pimples, hair problems … they are a pain in the butt, if you know what I mean??? We won't let them get you down or touch your soul. We will help and try our best to eliminate those distractions in your life.  But if you're looking for solutions for your outer beauty, you'll find that information here.

Skin & Hair OH NO's!

Acne
 

Treatment at home can help reduce acne flare-ups.

  • Wash your face (or other affected skin) gently one or two times a day.
  • Do not squeeze pimples, because that often leads to infections, worse acne, and scars.
  • Use water-based skin care products that gently clean your skin. Avoid products such as milky cleansers, cold creams, lipsticks, and lip glosses that contain oils.
  • Use over-the-counter medicated creams, soaps, lotions, and gels to treat your acne. Always read the label carefully to make sure you are using the product correctly.

Wrinkles

Wrinkles are common as we age... Crows' feet is what some people call it. Wrinkles are skin cells divide more slowly, and the inner layer, called the dermis, begins to thin. The network of elastin (the protein which causes skin to stretch) and collagen fibers (the major structural proteins in the skin), which support the outer layer, loosen and unravel, causing depressions on the surface. With aging, skin also loses its elasticity, is less able to retain moisture, oil-secreting glands are less fficient and the skin is slower to heal. All of these contribute to the development of wrinkles.

Treatment Options for Wrinkles?

There are numerous over-the-counter treatment options for wrinkles, including various creams and lotions. Prescription treatments, including the retinoid cream renova, are also an option.

If you are considering treatment for your wrinkles, ask your doctor which procedure is right for you. There is no replacement for your doctor's professional advice. Each person has his or her own individual needs; similarly, each procedure fulfills its own specific need.

Skin Cancer and the Sun

Too much sun can raise your risk of skin damage, including skin cancer.

Black Skin Conditions

Skin problems can happen to anyone, but certain conditions are more common among people of color, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).

Dandruff

What can you do about dandruff?

Mild cases of dandruff may need nothing more than shampooing more frequently.  Daily cleansing with an antidandruff shampoo to decrease oil and cell buildup can keep moderate dandruff in check, but consult your doctor about more stubborn forms such as seborrheic dermatitis. Some herbal remedies may relieve the itching and dryness, but it usually takes a medicated product to subdue the greasy scales.

Not all dandruff shampoos are alike, so you may need to experiment with them to find the one that works best for you.  Here are some examples of some effective over-the-counter shampoos you can try.

  • Coal-tar preparations (Neutrogena T/Gel, Tegrin) 
  • Pyrithione zinc (Suave Dandruff Control, Pert Plus Dandruff Control, Head & Shoulders) 
  • Salicylic acid and sulfur (T-Sal, lonil T, Sebulex) 
  • Selenium sulfide (Selsun, Exsel)
  • Ketoconazole (Nizoral A-D) available as a 1% over-the-counter shampoo and a 2% prescription-strength shampoo.

You may need to alternate between types of shampoos if one type initially controls the dandruff but later loses its effectiveness.  If you find that you are still scratching and shedding after trying over-the-counter preparations, see your doctor. You may be using the wrong shampoo for your condition. For really stubborn dandruff cases you may need to use a prescription lotion or shampoo.

Most doctors recommend that dandruff sufferers use a medicated shampoo daily, rubbing your scap well and leaving the lather on for at least 5 minutes. Be sure to rinse thoroughly; shampoo and soap residue can actually aggravate skin problems. Brush your hair from your scalp outward with steady, firm strokes. This will carry oil from your scalp, where it can cause dandruff, along the hair strands, which need the oil to stay shiny and healthy.

How to Cope With Bad Hair

Having a "bad hair" Day? Get your HAIR back in tip-top shape with these hair tips.

Long hair. Short hair. Dry or oily hair, curly or straight. Ever wonder if you're taking proper care of your Strings? Are you using the right products? Could your shampoo be damaging your hair? Should you brush your hair more -- or less? With more than 100,000 hair follicles on your head, it makes sense to learn some hair care tips to keep your hair healthy and shiny.

Your Skin and Your Hair

Sometimes, the type of skin you have affects your hair type. If you have dry skin, you probably have dry hair. The same goes for oily skin and oily hair.

While there are a ton of products on the market to help take better care of your skin, many hair products on the market do more harm than good. Let's look at some of the causes and treatments for dry and oily hair.

Dry Hair Care Tips

Dry hair looks brittle and feels "crunchy" to the touch. There are many causes of dry hair, ranging from genetics (if mom and dad have dry hair, you probably will too) to hair treatments.

Inactive oil glands can cause dry hair. If you have dry hair as a result of dry skin, consider washing your hair fewer times each week (every two or three days).

Also, pay attention to the type of shampoo and conditioner you use to make sure it replenishes your scalp with essential oils. Words to look for on hair care product labels are "hydrating" and "moisturizing."

Be sure to take care with heat and chemicals, especially if you have dry hair.

Although electric hair straighteners (flat irons) are popular, they do cause serious damage to hair. When used on high heat, hair dryers can damage hair, too. Decreasing your use of these hot devices (or at least using a less hot setting) will help to keep your hair healthier.

If you're not sure whether an appliance will damage your hair, think about your hair the way you think about your skin. Would you blast your face with 1875 watts of hot air every morning? Probably not!

Harsh chemicals in hair color, permanents, and relaxers can strip the hair of vital oils. Some hair dyes contain fewer harsh chemicals than others. Bleaches and peroxides are ingredients to watch out for. They can make your hair brittle and cause split ends.

Finally, be extra careful in the summer sun. Sunshine and chlorine can both cause dry hair. The easiest solution is to wear a hat or simply avoid getting too much sun (your skin will thank you, too).

You can also protect your hair by wearing a swim cap when you go into the pool. Another option is to saturate your hair with conditioner before heading to the beach or pool. If you swim in a chlorinated pool, wash you hair in fresh water after swimming. If you swim frequently, consider using a shampoo designed to remove chlorine from hair.

 

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