& tips from your side of the counter........
Want to reduce the static in
Then use leave in conditioners to add weight and minimise
static. Also bear in mind that the most common form of static
hair is over-drying. The special properties within heat-protecting
sprays or styling lotions will provide a barrier against static,
and using a boar's bristle brush, as opposed to a plastic
one, will also help fight that flyaway hair.
good skin is a perfect gift
to anyone lucky enough to be born with it. But whatever your
skin type there are many ways in which to improve on nature.
Speeding up the cell process is the key to clear skin. Use
a gentle facial exfoliator once a week from now on.
Facial scrubs contain tiny granules to rub away dead cells.
Make sure you rise off thoroughly as residue can be uncomfortable
and block open pores.
Brushes give an
intensive sloughing effect. Complexion brushes can be used on your
face with a foaming cleanser; this is a good option for sensitive
skin as the action is very mild. A clean flannel rubbed over your
face with lots of cleanser also gives a mild exfoliating effect.
Masks improve skin, so use on your body as well as your face.
Exfoliate the body to improve circulation and get rid of dead
cells which make skin look dull. Choose either a granulated shower
gel, brush or loofah - all give the same results.
Cleanse without drying - choose a moisturising body wash rather
than soap to soften your skin.
Moisturise to keep your skin looking good. A double helping of
body lotion improves softness. Wait for 5 minutes after your bath
or shower to add another layer.
We all love trichologist Philip
Kingsley's products here but here's a home-made recipe
recommended to us by the great man - it's quick and easy to
prepare and really moisturizes dry hair.
Mix together all ingredients
Apply the mixture to clean, dam hair
Wrap you hair in cling film - the heat will activate the ingredients
Leave the mask to work for 10 mins, then rise hair thoroughly.
When shaving your legs, instead of using normal shower gel
use hair conditioner, it softens the hairs reducing the brittleness
of the next cycle of hairs. It also moisturises the skin leaving
it soft and smooth.