How to determine skin type: Observations

January 19, 2013

 How to determine skin type
 When buying cosmetics, have you ever used the help of a consultant in the store, you probably asked the question, what type of your skin. If you do not know the answer to this question, you can not be sure that the cosmetics you buy, really suits you - even though the assistance of professional consultants. You can not just buy any cream or lotion with attractive characteristics and smear it on your face or body - unless you want to make oily skin more oily and dry - drier. Know what type of your skin and understand the features of this type it is necessary to choose the right makeup, avoiding potentially harmful ingredients.

Initially, the skin type is determined by the genetic data, but the food, care and the environment throughout their life have a significant effect on the skin, and may change its characteristics.

 How to determine skin type: Observations

How to determine skin type? To do this, there are quite a lot of ways - from very simple to very complex and profound, which can hold only a specialist. If you do not want to contact a dermatologist, you can learn on their own skin type as follows:

  • Wash your face with mild soap and water or milk, and dry it, enclosing a clean towel.
  • Wait at least one hour during which do not use any cosmetics - during this time the skin regain its natural level of fat content.
  • Attach a separate pieces of cloth to the forehead, cheeks, nose and chin.

 How to determine skin type: Observations

Carefully inspect each piece of cloth and interpret results:

  • On a napkin no grease and dry flakes. This indicates a normal type of skin, which is the least problematic of all.
  • Grease stains on all napkins - a sure sign of oily skin. People with this type of skin is usually enlarged pores, sometimes pimples and acne Acne: facial trouble  Acne: facial trouble
 . There is also a good side - on oily skin wrinkles appear later, it is less susceptible to aging.
  • All napkins were dry flakes - dry skin Dry skin: care and treatment  Dry skin: care and treatment
 . Without moisture, it quickly begins to peel off; sometimes it appears as redness. The pores are narrow, but the wrinkles can appear quite early. For such a careful skin care to prevent premature aging.
  • Greasy stains on napkins which are applied to the T-zone. If tissue attached to the forehead, cheeks and chin are oily, and the rest remain dry, you have combination skin Combination skin - everything you need to know about it  Combination skin - everything you need to know about it
 . On the forehead and the nose often appears shine, while the skin on the cheeks may peel off.
  • The feeling of tightness, the skin inflamed and easily irritated - these are signs of sensitive skin type How to determine your skin type  How to determine your skin type
 . On a napkin can remain dry flakes, but can be greasy stains (the latter, however, is relatively rare). Such skin needs special care. Depending on the sensitivity of the skin, the process of selecting suitable cosmetics for it may take more or less time - this is done usually by trial and error.

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How to dye your hair at home: lessons Beauty

May 29, 2011

 dye your hair at home
 Without a doubt, hair coloring Hair coloring - Beauty lossless  Hair coloring - Beauty lossless
   home helps to save time and money. For those who do not dare to dye your hair anywhere other than the barber shop, there is good news: home coloring - it is quite simple and quick, and the results can be quite remarkable.

 How to dye your hair at home: lessons Beauty

Step 1. Choose a color

When coloring hair at home is better to abandon the bold experiments with color - change the color is not more than one or two shades. Repaint from brunette to blonde, or vice versa, it is strongly recommended that only barbershop.

Do not assume the color of the hair of the model on the packaging. Read the information on the back side of the package - they will give you a more accurate idea of ​​what kind of results you should expect after staining.

 How to dye your hair at home: lessons Beauty

Step 2. Give your hair in order

Two days before staining took a deep conditioning hair to strengthen them. It moisturizes dry and damaged hair, and help them to better absorb the paint. Apply conditioner to the hair, wrap head with a towel and let the air conditioner to act, at least for half an hour.

Wash your hair at night before that day when you paint your hair (not the same day, because you may accidentally scratch the scalp with nails, because of what the paint will cause irritation). Even better paint messy hair - not washed for days. This will reduce the likelihood of damage to the hair.

 How to dye your hair at home: lessons Beauty

Step 3. Prepare the bathroom

Make sure that the bathroom has: a comb with a few teeth, four large pins, timer (time can be measured by the usual hours, but the timer is still convenient), petrolatum Vaseline: old friend  Vaseline: old friend
   (it should be applied along the hairline, so as not to stain the skin) and an old T-shirt.

 How to dye your hair at home: lessons Beauty

Step 4. Read the instructions

This recommendation seems obvious, but it is this step - the easiest, and most often ignored. Spend a little time out to read the instructions in the hair dye before using it - do not just rely on pictures schematically explain to you what to do. And in any case, be sure to wear gloves, which are enclosed in the package.

 How to dye your hair at home: lessons Beauty

Step 5. Divide and Conquer

With the help of a comb with a few teeth divide the hair into four sections, making two parting - from the forehead to the base of the skull from ear to ear. Secure the pins three sections, leaving free one of the strands of the front. Apply the paint on the strand from root (you can do it with gloved hands, or a special brush). Then apply the paint to the other strand.

 How to dye your hair at home: lessons Beauty

Step 6. Set the timer

When you apply paint to all the hair, set a timer for the time indicated on the packaging of paint. Most paints are designed so that after a certain time they cease to color my hair, so if you hold paint longer than necessary, the result will not change, but if the duration of exposure to the paint on the hair is too short, the result may not meet expectations.

 How to dye your hair at home: lessons Beauty

Step 7. Rinse paint

When will the allotted time, wash off the paint. After that, be sure to apply a hair conditioner - as a rule, it is packaged with paint. Air conditioning helps the dye molecules is established in the hair and smoothes the hair cuticle (the outer layer of hair, which is raised in the course of staining).

 How to dye your hair at home: lessons Beauty

Keep color

After coloring the hair do not forget to use special shampoos and conditioners that help keep the color. They are useful not only for color, but also for the general health of the hair because they are designed for hair that could be damaged or loosened paint.

Remember to paint the hair. If you want to just paint over the roots, without changing the color, first apply the paint only the roots, and ten minutes before the expiry of coloring - hair over the entire length.

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