Myths About Teeth Whitening

Everyone seems to be looking for that picture-perfect Hollywood smile, but with too many daily habits such as coffee, sugar, red wine and perhaps even smoking getting in the way, day-to-day life can lead to our teeth not quite looking their absolute best.

 

One increasingly popular option for combating this issue is teeth whitening. With more people undergoing teeth whitening treatment today than ever before, we’re here to dispel a few of the myths surrounding teeth whitening that may be holding you back from the smile of your dreams.

 

Myth #1: Teeth Whitening Can Damage Enamel

Strictly speaking, no, whitening your teeth will not damage the enamel. However, with this being said, teeth whitening is a dental procedure and you should ensure that any dental whitening is carried out by a dental professional.

 

Myth #2: You Can Remove Stains by Rubbing Acidic Fruit on Your Teeth

According to a University of Iowa study, the popular strawberry and baking soda remedy for whiter teeth do absolutely nothing beyond removing surface debris.

 

Not only does rubbing acidic fruit on your teeth do not lead to a shinier smile, but it can also be fairly harmful. Acids in foods and drink can lead to the wearing away of your teeth’s enamel, and while brushing after a meal can certainly help, any acid that has softened the enamel can speed up wear. This can actually increase discoloration and yellowing and contribute to cavities, according to teeth whitening expert, Marc Lazare.

 

Myth #3: Teeth Will Remain White Forever Following Whitening Treatment

It’s important to have realistic expectations about teeth whitening. For those tea and coffee drinkers, red wine drinkers, and smokers out there, having teeth whitened will not prevent the aforementioned from doing their dirty work again and causing more staining. 

 

A top-up treatment every few months will be required, although your teeth probably won’t return to their original color. If you’re going to drink coffee, tea, or red wine, try doing it through a straw. 

 

Myth #4: The Secret to Whiter Teeth Is Activated Charcoal

Teeth whitening trends come and go, and no matter what the latest hip trend may be, it’s usually best to leave things like this in the hands of the scientists. As it stands, there’s not nearly enough evidence available to suggest that charcoal has any positive effect when it comes to teeth whitening. One study even found activated charcoal toothpaste performed no better than a regular toothpaste at whitening teeth.
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Eco Lips for Beauty and Compassionate Choices #GiftGuide

Are you a beauty enthusiast, but also an animal lover? If you are anything like me, you care deeply about the environment and the sanctity of life, and wouldn’t consider buying from brands that test on animals or willfully destroy the environment. Not to mention, why would you want to slather chemicals all over your face?

Eco Lips gives you both quality makeup as well as the environmentally safe ingredients you demand. 

no animal testing

The Lip + Cheek Tints collection makes for the perfect multitasking beauty balm to add to your routine this season. The collection is a line of three beauty balms that add color and hydration to every look. Eco Lips uses organic jojoba, coconut oil, organic and fair-trade cocoa butter, and sunflower seed wax, making it vegan-friendly, and cruelty-free as well as lightweight.

The Lip Food collection was curated using organic food-grade ingredients like spirulina algae, pumpkin seed, and chamomile mushroom that nourish, protect and plump the lips. The formula is also organic, fair trade.

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Stocking Stuffers for the Holidays #GiftGuide

Looking for some useful ideas for the upcoming season? No need to spend money on items that no one will really use, true? Great for health, beauty, and sleep, here are a few thoughts for items that will fill a stocking as well as be used cheerfully.

Doctor Plotka™’s Travel Toothbrush

Check out the Travel Brush for foldable, easy storage and that extra clean feeling. Embedded with silver technology to eliminate 99.9% of bacteria build-up for up to 6 hours after brushing, you can keep those germs away while you show off your pearly whites all winter long. Available for $5.99. 

itSpray

Dream – This natural herbal sleep aid will help you fall and stay asleep. Unlike a solo melatonin supplement, this spray additionally includes a proprietary blend of 5HTP and Valerian Root to relieve your stress and anxiety. Use 10 minutes before going to bed and control your dose. Start with a few sprays and go from there — up to 14 in 24 hours. The formula is gluten-free with no fillers or binders, so it absorbs quickly. Available for $24.99. 
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How To Get Flawless & Great Skin- 10 Secrets Of Women With Great Skin

Every woman has her own routine, however only few women have great skin.

Why you ask? Well, it’s because having great skin is a high maintenance routine that some of us just don’t have time for. The thing of it is, you can do something to help yourself get glowing skin. Follow these guidelines for the secrets of women with great skin:

1. Diet

There’s a ton of foods that are good for your skin. Try strawberries for their super dose of vitamin C. Almonds are a great source of vitamin E which is noted as an impressive sun blocker. One doctor from the dermatology department at Yale University, Jeffrey Dover, M.D., associate clinical professor, stated that “Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant that helps to protect skin cells from UV light and other environmental factors that generate cell-damaging free radicals.”

The overall idea is to find foods that are rich in skin favorable vitamins and antioxidants. 

Also, stay away from foods such as Carbonated Drinks, Rye, Wheat, and Dairy Products etc as they often lead to abdominal bloating which might cause acne and breakouts. The more powerful the food, the more powerful the results.

And by all means don’t forget to incorporate at least sixty four ounces of water into your daily diet.

2. Vitamin C and Multi-Vitamins

Research shows that people who eat foods rich in Vitamin C have fewer wrinkles and less age related dry skin than those who don’t.
Vitamin C can provide a range of benefits to keeping your skin looking younger, longer.

  • Reduce the appearance of brown spots and other types of sun damage
  • Helps boost healthy collagen production
  • Reduces inflammation and irritation
  • Fades post breakout red marks by improving skin’s natural healing response
  • Increases the effectiveness of your sunscreens and boosts your skin’s defense against UV exposure

And of course you need to be taking Multivitamins anyway.

3. Exercise

Take note that excessive cardio can actually cause your skin to lose its elasticity. You’ll want to focus on muscle building exercises if you’re trying to actually tone your skin. Yes, you can actually tone your skin…

With exercise, you are also increasing the blood flow to the living layers of your skin. Opening up sweat glands can push out some of what clogs pores too.
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Hottest Hair Accessories and Styles That Dominate the Summer of 2019

Each change of season means a transformation in beauty routines and, for the most daring, On the look of hair! If you are willing to bet on a new style, we recommend that you take a look at our pick for the hottest hair accessories and styles for the summer of 2019 and try your favorite.

Let’s start with the choice of trendiest accessories that will rock so many hairstyles in these warm days.

The Hairpins Dominate

According to Scunci the prominent online hair accessory retailer the newly transformed look of trendy hairpins dominate today’s market. The hairpins, those pieces that are normally used to hold hairstyles while going unnoticed, take center stage and are fully visible on one or both sides of the face, and the clearer it looks the better.

Metallic, with bright finishes, printed textures, in golden color and even in the form of a clip are some of the options that complement the trends of 2019.

The Headbands Resurface

The headbands were buried many years ago, but today they become essential and come in different textures and colors, knotted or braided. It is so easy to find a perfect headband and that will be ideally suitable for any occasion and all you have to do is choose the right color and point out that beautiful face that you have.

The Ties Are the ‘Must’

The ties are the favorite of all that bring the accessories for the hair in 2019. Ribbons are the perfect reason to accompany the loose hair by knotting them on the head as a finishing braid or decorating a half pigtail in its maxed out version are just some of the options that this accessory brings.
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The Flex Brush – Perfect Stocking Stuffer for Anyone with Hair #GiftGuide

If you have tangles in your hair, if you think your hair is impossible, hard to manage, or just makes you crazy, you will want to know about the Flex Brush. It sounds too good to be true, but it really works. I used it on my partner’s wild and curly hair, and it not only sailed right on through his tangles and knots, but didn’t hurt him in the process.

If you have a child who HATES hair brushing time, this will save both of you. Your sanity, their tears, and a whole lot of time. The detangling spray is also fantastic. For that extra added “easy glide”, it really makes things that much easier.  For one of the first times, I was able to run my fingers through his hair.

detangling brush

World-renowned celebrity hair stylist Angelo David Pisacreta, owner of the elite Angelo David Salon in New York City, and hair-tool veteran Jacob Guttman, founder and CEO of Creative Pro Hair Tools, introduce The Flex Brush—an all-purpose tool that safely detangles hair, massages the scalp and promotes health and hair growth. The brush’s versatility, combined with its flex technology, make it the most forgiving hair brush on the market.

 flex brush

The Flex Brush, designed for both wet and dry hair, bends to follow the contours of your head, massaging your scalp and stimulating the production of natural oils. The brush has vents that allow heat to pass through it, so blow drying won’t damage the brush. For ultimate detangling, pair it with FlexDetangle Spraya revolutionary leave-in conditioner that increases flexibility to minimize damage during styling and detangling. Here is what sets The FlexBrush apart from other brushes on the market:

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Most important steps of taking care of your Brazilian hair extensions

Brazilian hair is one of the most popular types of hair extensions, especially in South America. It is usually collected from donors with strong, healthy, unprocessed hair, from small places in Brazil.

It´s of very high quality and therefore silky soft, pretty thick, low maintenance and very durable. It can last up to a year, if properly cared for.

Since this type of hair is of very high quality, it is also more expensive than other types of hair, so you would probably want to learn how to properly take care of it.

Here are some things you should be doing to make your Brazilian hair extensions last as long as you can, while maintaining its softness and brilliance.

  1. Proper installation

The first, and maybe the most important step, to making your hair extensions look amazing is to properly install them.

This will probably be done by your highly experienced stylist, but here are some things you should look out for:

  • your hair should be washed first, in order to clean any leftover product or oil residue and buildup, so the extensions would not stick to your hair. It would be best to let it dry naturally and comb it out with a wide-tooth
  • do not pierce or put needles through the wefts
  • do not split the wefts
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Who Can Benefit From Laser Resurfacing?

Undeniably, most people work hard towards keeping their skin soft, smooth, and young. Sunscreens, moisturizers, and other cosmetic products are the more popular utilities that we use. Skin care regimens that focus on exfoliating, cleansing, and hydrating the face and neck are greatly encouraged. As much as these skin care efforts help fight effects of being exposed to the elements and aging, at times they are just not enough. The texture, color, and quality of your skin can be compromised by our daily lifestyle habits such as drinking and smoking which take their toll over time.

 

Whether you have been dutifully taking care of your skin or not, being perpetually exposed to the sun’s rays, and other elements might cause your skin to develop wrinkles in addition to appearing dried out. Laser resurfacing treatments are an excellent option towards rejuvenating your skin, improving minor facial flaws, and restoring a youthful, healthy complexion.

 

What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

 

Also referred to as laser vaporization, lasabration, or laser peel, it is a cosmetic procedure that helps to reduce the effects of sunlight exposure, aging, some facial skin conditions, and rejuvenate the skin. Additionally, laser skin treatments are convenient, practical, and safe while being relatively cost-friendly as compared to other skin treatment options. The latest laser resurfacing procedures offer your cosmetic surgeon an enhanced level of control which allows extreme precision, particularly when treating delicate and sensitive areas.

 

Areas that Laser Skin Resurfacing Improves

 

  • Scars from chickenpox or acne
  • Wrinkles and fine lines under or around your forehead, eyes, and mouth
  • Sun-damaged and aged skin
  • Non-responsive areas after a facelift
  • Warts
  • Liver spots
  • Enlarged oil glands on the nose
  • Birthmarks

 

How Laser Skin Resurfacing Works

 

The technique uses high-frequency beams of light known as lasers. The cosmetic surgeon directs the short, concentrated beams in pulses at the affected area. They remove damaged, unwanted skin precisely layer by layer. During the procedure, the laser beam dissolves molecular bonds between the cells of the damaged skin one layer at a time until a smooth, and more uniform skin is realized. While the laser is removing your outer skin layer (epidermis), it is also simultaneously heating up your underlying layer (dermis). The action stimulates the growth of new collagen fibers (proteins responsible for your skin’s firmness and elasticity). Thus, the treated area heals to a new skin which is firmer and smoother. Laser resurfacing can also be called laser rejuvenation due to its anti-aging rewards.

 

The targeted approach employed by laser resurfacing implies that there will be little to none hypopigmentation issues (lightening of the skin) when undergoing treatment for acne or scar removal.
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