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What's your skin type?
Everyone has their own way of taking care of their skin.
Identifying your skin type is a key point to plan your skincare routine, adjust your diet and lifestyle.
Sometimes you notice that your skincare has changed because of the season or age.
This is why it’s important to be aware of the changes in your skin.
Take the test and find out your skin type.
How does your skin feel?
How does your skin feel after one hour of cleansing?
By noon , how does your skin feel?
Does your skin crack or flake during winter?
Is your skin easily irritated or redness prone?
What's your biggest concern when trying a new skincare product?
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Taking care of your makeup brushes 101
Now that you got a beautiful set a of brushes.
Rises new questions.
How should I store them?
How should I clean them?
How many times a month should I clean them?
How to store them?
Find a nice container
First, make sure you have a nice container like a vase or a cup to store the brushes.
For the dual end brushes is best to lay them flat.
This way the shape of the brush won’t get damaged.
Tip: Check Pinterest out for a lot of fun makeup storage ideas.
How often should I wash them?
The ideal amount is once a week. If you skip a week it’s also fine.
But at least wash them once a month.
If your washing once a month make sure you have a brush cleanser spray for in between washes.
Put the cleansing emulsion in a spray bottle for easier use.
Not washing your brushes can cause allergic reaction and breakouts
The product color may change because of color buildup.
Clean brushes ensure a breakout free face, true colors and help with the brush durability.
How to wash your brushes?
Start by wetting the brush head, make sure you don’t wet the handle.
If the brush has a wood handle and it gets wet, the wood can get damaged and the bristles will start to fall out.
Use a gentle shampoo like a baby wash.
Gently scrub the brushes against the palm of your hand.
When washing the shampoo out make sure the water runs clear.
To dry the brushes, roll the head in toilet paper, balancing them with the head down.
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Washing your hair 101
Washing your hair properly is a key element to ensure healthy hair growth, it also helps maintain your styling much longer.
The problem is that the sentence ‘Washing your hair’ already gives the wrong instruction, because you don’t wash your hair you cleanse your scalp.
The most important part of washing your hair is making sure your scalp is cleansed of styling products and excess oils.
Yet it’s important to keep some of the scalps’ oil this will keep the hair in a healthy condition.
Start by brushing the hair to remove products and knots.
Next, wet the hair with lukewarm water.
Warm water opens the hair cuticle, allowing shampoo to cleanse the hair deeper.
It will help to remove excessive scalp oils and product buildup.
If your scalp doesn’t get oily, you suffer from frizz.
Therefore, you should wash with cold water.
However, choose a temperature that you’re comfortable with.
Apply the shampoo to 4 parts of the head.
The top of the head, the sides, the crown and the back.
Massage the shampoo using vertical strokes and applying medium pressure while keeping your fingertips flat.
Start at the face contours.
Begin at the front then work your way to the sides and finish at the nape of the neck covering all the contours of your head.
Next, start massaging the top of your head, work your way to the inner sides all the way to the back.
From the back of your head work your way back up to the crown and then finish back at the top of your head.
Don’t forget to wash your hair ends by using vertical strokes.
Repeat this massage routine for 3 to 5 times.
Don’t pile the hair up at the top of your hair, to prevent knot formation.
If the first shampoo didn’t lather, repeat this step 2.
Towel dry the hair and apply a conditioner.
Apply the conditioner by stroking the hair from the mid-length to the ends.
This will help the hair to soak the conditioner in.
Leave the conditioner in for 5 to 7 minutes, then rinse with cold water.
Cold water will help to close the hair cuticles and the pores.
As a result, it will give the hair shine, reduce frizz, seal in moisture and improve the blood circulation.
How you dry your hair will be the key factor for strong and healthy hair.
Keratin is the protein that gives hair its strength and integrity.
When hair is wet, the keratin in the hair cuticle absorbs the water and swells rapidly.
The hair cuticles are pushed open, therefore they rub and tangle, damaging the hair.
At the same time, the keratin bonds of the hair weaken and stretch to the point of breakage.
This is why it’s important for hair to be dried quickly and evenly to a damp stage using as less heat as possible.
Investing in a microfibre towel will help you out.
Dry the hair by gently pressing the towel against the scalp and hair.
Don’t rub! This can cause breakage to the hair.
Apply a heat protectant or leave-in conditioner before combing the hair.
Wet hair is very delicate, so be gentle.
Start combing from the ends and work your way to the top.
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Do you still have questions about how to wash your hair?
Feel free to leave a comment.
– Dayhana Herrera