For the most part, we tend to have our makeup routines down pat. We generally wear the same products every day, in the same way—down to the eye shadow and lip color. But that routine can get stale if you've been doing it the same way forever. In our new "Beauty: S.O.S." series, women share their top beauty frustrations with a makeup artist to get a real solution—really fast.Eye cream is something that dermatologists all agree we should use to help moisturize sensitive eye skin and ward off fine lines. But, there's not much out there by way of what to use or how to use them—and more importantly, when to use them. Marquita Hannibal-Francique, a teacher who lives in New York City, says that as part of her morning makeup routine, she always puts on eye cream, followed by her concealer. But, she admits to Glamsquad’s director of artistry, Kelli J. Bartlett, she feels like her concealer never lasts that long—something that doesn't come as a … [Read more...] about Should You Be Putting On Eye Cream Both Morning And Night?
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Whether you normally work out with a squeaky clean face, or you’ve never entered the gym without a face full of makeup, chances are, you’ve had a sneaking suspicion that wearing it while perspiring isn't doing your skin any favors. And you're right: Face makeup, particularly foundation, is a persona non grata when you’re getting active. “Sweating in foundation can clog your pores and lead to breakouts,” says San Diego-based dermatologist Jeffrey Benabio, MD. But wearing lip and eye products, on the other hand, is probably fine. Your lips don’t have any hair follicles, so there’s nothing for lip color to clog, Benabio says. And though it is possible to get a pimple around your eyes, it’s unlikely to happen, he adds. Ultimately, the best thing you can do for your skin is remove the makeup you’ve been wearing all day with a wipe or wash before getting sweaty (these 5 new cleansers get the job done). But if you don't feel comfortable … [Read more...] about Is Working Out In Makeup Really That Bad For Your Skin?
You probably have that friend who massages coffee grinds on her cellulite, puts coconut oil in her hair, takes ice-cold showers, applies aspirin face masks, or slathers lip balm on her bikini line, and swears, "it works wonders for my [insert problem area here]!". But does it? And will her DIY solutions work for you?To find out about these primping postulates and more, we asked our Facebook followers to reveal their weirdest beauty tips and tricks. Then, we asked Women's Health natural beauty expert Renée Loux to reveal whether they're effective. So check back here weekly for a new tip with Renée's verdict on its effectiveness, and keep posting your own odd beauty tricks on Facebook, here. This week, we discover: does hemorrhoid cream really wipe away dark circles?Your DIY Beauty Tip:Renée's verdict: Somewhat effective. (Find out if witch hazel is a better DIY solution.)How it works: Under-eye circles and puffy eyes are a result of loose blood vessels and weakened skin. … [Read more...] about DIY Beauty Trick: Does Hemorrhoid Cream Cure Under-Eye Circles?
Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes cells to develop rapidly on the skin. This growth can create thick, scaly patches that may be itchy and uncomfortable. There are several different types of psoriasis that can vary based on the appearance of the scales, as well as where on the body the psoriasis is located. Psoriasis on the face can cause a variety of symptoms and complications. In addition to physical effects, psoriasis on the face can also cause embarrassment and self-consciousness. However, there are many treatments available to help reduce these symptoms. Facial psoriasis is often the result of scalp psoriasis. Lesions will extend from the scalp, and may appear as red, itchy areas. Sometimes, silvery-white scales will form. Often, a person with facial psoriasis will have dead skin cells in their hair as well. In the first instance, this may be mistaken for dandruff from dry skin or skin sensitivity. Psoriasis on the face will most commonly affect the following … [Read more...] about Psoriasis on the face: Symptoms, causes, and treatments
Progesterone is the main pro-gestational steroid hormone secreted by the female reproductive system. It is connected with the female menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and development of an embryo. Progestin is an artificial form of progesterone that is used for medical purposes. The ovaries, placenta, and adrenal glands produce progesterone to regulate the condition of the endometrium, which is the inner lining of the uterus. Progesterone is a steroid and a hormone. It has some important roles, particularly in the process of reproduction. After puberty starts, the ovaries release a single egg each month. This process is called ovulation. The egg moves down the fallopian tube, and if it meets with sperm, it may be fertilized. The corpus luteum is a temporary endocrine, or hormone-producing, gland that forms from the empty ovarian follicle after ovulation. The corpus luteum becomes the main source of progesterone that is needed to maintain a pregnancy … [Read more...] about Progesterone and Progestin: How Do They Work?
Vitiligo is a long-term problem in which growing patches of skin lose their color. It can affect people of any age, gender, or ethnic group. The patches appear when melanocytes within the skin die off. Melanocytes are the cells responsible for producing the skin pigment, melanin, which gives skin its color and protects it from the sun's UV rays. The total area of skin that can be affected by vitiligo varies between individuals. It can also affect the eyes, the inside of mouth, and the hair. In most cases, the affected areas remain discolored for the rest of the person's life. Globally, it appears to affect between 0.5 and 2 percent of people. The only symptom of vitiligo is the appearance of flat white spots or patches on the skin. The first white spot that becomes noticeable is often in an area that tends to be exposed to the sun. It starts as a simple spot, a little paler than the rest of the skin, but as time passes, this spot becomes paler until it turns white. The patches are … [Read more...] about Vitiligo: Symptoms, causes, and treatments
In this piece, we are going to look at filiform wart causes, if they are contagious, and how you can treat them both medically and naturally. Hopefully, by the time you are done reading this, you will have a better understanding of filiform warts. Filiform warts are warts that are fleshy and kind of finger-like. They usually form around the eyes, nose, mouth and throat area. They are caused or inflamed by a number of causes. 1. HPV The biggest cause of filiform warts is the human papilloma virus, or HPV. HPV triggers something in the body’s immune system, which affects the keratinocytes in the immune system. This causes the overproduction of keratin which results in warts forming on the skin. In this case, it’s mainly HPV-1 and HPV-2 as the causes of warts, but HPV-4, HPV-27, and HPV-29 have also been known to cause warts. 2. Stress Stress can cause a similar reaction within a person if the HPV virus is present in the system. A time of high stress can activate the … [Read more...] about Are Filiform Warts Contagious? The Causes and Treatment Tips
Credit: iStock.com/kerdkanno Discover what could be the best essential oils to have on hand to help relieve stress, body aches, inflammation, and possibly to naturally treat and prevent various ailments. Essential oils are created by taking the plant cells of tree bark, leaves, flower petals, and stems, and separating their volatile oils from water and other materials found within. The best essential oils are extracted naturally with steam or water, or can be extracted with the use of mechanical pressure. There should be no added chemicals or compounds in these pure essential oils, which have been used for centuries for healing purposes. The essential oil you choose to treat a given health condition will depend highly on its individual composition, how it is used, and the way the body reacts to the oil internally. The plant’s origin and growing process may also alter the composition of its elements. Below is a rundown of 20 best essential oils, their natural … [Read more...] about 20 Best Essential Oils: Health Benefits and Usage Guide
Credit: iStock.com/BackyardProduction What is crepey skin? Crepey skin is skin that has become thinner, drier, and less elastic—similar in look and feel to crepe paper. Crepey skin is a natural result of aging that can appear all over the body, from under the eyes to the neck and chest. With age, our skin slowly loses the elastin and collagen that keeps the skin flexible and firm. The loose, and sometimes saggy, thin skin may be a source of self-consciousness. So, in this article, we discuss how to get rid of the crepey skin naturally, as well as the various causes and possible ways to treat it. In this article: What Causes Crepey Skin? How to Get Rid of Crepey Skin Naturally How to Prevent Crepey Skin Crepey Skin vs. Wrinkled Skin: Are They the Same? Foods for Healthy Skin Final Thoughts on Crepey Skin If you could sum up the cause of crepey skin in one word, it would be aging. The majority of factors behind crepey skin do not affect the skin immediately. Rather, … [Read more...] about Crepey Skin: What Causes It and How to Get Rid of It Naturally
Cosmetics and cosmeceuticals are created to help women look and feel beautiful. However, behind the scenes, many companies are using ingredients and practices that are far from beautiful. Many product labels now feature ‘paraben free’ on the packaging. But what exactly are parabens? Parabens are preservatives that are used in cosmetics and some personal hygiene products to combat microbial growth. According to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) parabens are methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, or benzylparaben. People are exposed to parabens, according to the CDC (Center of Disease Control), through touching or eating them. As far as topically, products like moisturizers, shaving creams, makeup and hair-care products that contain parabens will be absorbed through the skin. According to a study from the Journal of Toxicology, parabens were detected in breast tumors, which raised some concern amongst consumer. However, the FDA is still … [Read more...] about The Ugly Side of the Beauty Business: How To Avoid Parabens and Animal Testing In Beauty Products