FALL TIP 2 – This is the time of year for taking care of your hair, especially if it’s already snowing where you are…
Those of you with FINE hair need a lot of MAGIC to create volume. How do you do that you might ask? Take a pointer from the pixies…no heavy conditioners or moisturizers in cold weather, instead… after shampooing and a light conditioning, add a volumizing styling product especially formulated for fine hair. Remember you have hair as light and as delicate as a pixie’s, treat it gently. Don’t weigh it down with too much of any product. With your hair type – less is more.
Dry hair in winter is subject to static electricity, and if your hair is zapping away any potential hot dates, stop it now with the right treatment. Those of you with NORMAL to HEAVY hair know that even you will suffer the pangs of flyaway static and flat hat hair. What can you do? Add a little extra moisturizing conditioner and don’t forget the STYLING product before blow drying or flat ironing. STYLING products are key to MAGIC. After styling, a lighter silicone or Argonne oil type hair dressing is perfect for keeping the static down and the snow off.
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FALL TIP 1
Something sweet to make your skin look healthy and clean. No more flaking? Lightly scrub your face with a mixture of pumpkin, pineapple juice, and sugar. Stay away from your eyes and use a cold rinse. Thoroughly rinse your skin and then moisturize with an appropriate light day moisturizer before sunscreen and makeup.
Read an intriguing book while preparing to protect your hair from harsh pool chemicals. Before diving into a pool, wet hair and apply conditioner to your hair and wrap in a towel. After getting out of the water, rinse well and shampoo immediately. Wear a cute, sexy hat or go wild with a hat that protects you like an umbrella.
Going to the beach? The self-bronzers help blend tan lines. Always use sunscreen too. I use the waterproof children’s lotion on my face. Even adults don’t like burning their eyes.
Billed caps on your head and sunglasses with sun protection for your eyes will help you see when the sun is directly overhead. And you won’t get a sunburned scalp. A side benefit from the sunglasses: you reduce the risk of future cataracts and wrinkles.
I don’t usually endorse products but this line: Malibu C has been around for years and my clients found it helped with summer chlorine green hair.
Skin takes so much abuse from the sun and elements, so if you can, soak in a tub with a cup of vinegar after over exposure. It will take the sting out of a sunburn. After the soak, pat dry and apply an Aloe based lotion. The natural pH of your skin is supposed to be between 4.5 and 6.0 so anything mildly acidic will help return its damaged alkaline state to normal. Lemon juice smells better but sometimes feels sticky due to the natural sugar in the fruit.
Pretty feet? Soak your feet in a large bowl filled with warm water, a 1/2 cup of Epsom salts, and a few drops of tea tree essential oils. Add lavender if you want to relax. Scrub with a medium textured file or foot paddle, rinse then dry and lotion. Wrap in a hand towel for 15 to thirty minutes then wipe your toenails off with polish remover and finish with your favorite polish. Don’t forget base and top coat for a long lasting finish to your pedicure.