Alive Skin and Hair

  1. October 28, 2019

    Gifts for him under $50

    Until recently, men were not overly concerned with issues considered exclusively feminine such as skincare. Fortunately, things have changed with time, and today they are more and more interested in their appearance, including skin and hair care. The truth is that a daily skin routine can lead to a healthy, attractive complexion for both women and men alike. Now we have products designed especially for men that can make great gifts (in case you were looking for something to surprise your significant other, father, son, or any other important man in your life).

    It is a well-known fact that a man’s skin is different – stronger, more resistant to the damaging influences of the external factors, and also producing more sebum. It is also true that men’s skin tends to age slower than women’s skin; the wrinkles become visible often no sooner than 35 years old. However, with the natural aging process, the skin loses the capacity to retain hydration, and the wrinkles become more and mor

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  2. October 21, 2019

    5 Best hair care tips, products, and remedies

     

    Good hair condition is essential for a great looking hairstyle. But what happens when you wash your hair every day, use multiple hair products and spend hours in front of the mirror to get the hairstyle of your dreams and still, the result is not the one anticipated? Well, now you can say goodbye to bad hair days as we have researched long and hard and put together a list of five of the best hair products, as well as tips and remedies to have lovely looking hair all the time. Using hair products recommended by your friends is rarely the solution to get healthy-looking hair, so here are a few suggestions from hair specialists:

    1. Be careful with the water temperature when washing the hair

    The hair experts all agreed that the water temperature is very important when you are washing your hair. Hot water can dry the scalp and affect the capillary cells, as well as accelerating the production of specific oils to fight against the dehydration that occurs.

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  3. October 14, 2019

    Best skincare routine for your 30s

    Skincare is an essential step to maintain your beauty and glowing complexion for as long as possible. The care and interest you show to your skin will reflect on your face after decades. The skin is like a business card displaying information about ourselves, our lifestyle, and the things we care about.

    Each age has its beauty and benefits. Most women start a beauty routine as early as in their 20s while others only feel the need to do so after reaching their 30s. And each woman develops a daily routine that is suitable for her age, lifestyle, and time she has available. Generally speaking, we can’t talk about a universally valid age-related skincare routine. However, there are general rules that should be considered when it comes to taking care of your skin in your 30s. 

    Cellular renewal starts to slow down once we reach our 30s, so the skin might start looking a bit tired and dull. Fine line and wrinkles might start to occur, especially the ones known as expression w

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  4. October 07, 2019

    Best night creams for your skin type

    The skincare routine needs to be adapted to the skin type you have. Also, it should target specific needs and issues such as dehydrated, pigmented, acne-prone, dull skin, etc. There are several general categories when it comes to skin type. It is important to know where you stand before purchasing your skincare products. Using only suitable skincare products for your type of skin can provide results and a long-lasting glowing complexion. 

    Using a night cream should become an essential part of your beauty ritual after reaching your 30s. The night cream should provide optimal hydration and correct skin imperfections while you sleep. Sounds dreamy, right?

    To choose the best night cream for your skin type, you need to get an idea about what your skin type is:

    1. Normal skin

    Normal skin is the ideal type of skin that we often have in our youth. It is balanced, looks fresh and hydrated and without skin conditions such as blackheads or very dry or

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  5. September 30, 2019

    Spring Skin Care Tips for Glowing Legs

    Spring is almost upon us! Are you already thinking about the summer wardrobe, all those dresses and skirts you plan to wear? Before going shopping, you might want to consider a spring skincare routine to get glowing legs and feet!

    With a little love and care, your legs will be ready for summer in no time!

    1. Exfoliate with care

    During winter we tend to wear trousers and warm clothes, so the skin accumulates plenty of dead cells that give it an unpleasant texture. This is the reason why spring is the perfect time to gently exfoliate the whole body. A dry brush is an excellent idea if you want to revitalize the skin on the legs. Using the dry brush before your shower for a few weeks can considerably improve the feel of the skin on your legs. More than this, it will help you get rid of the dead cells. While you shower, you can also use a scrub to exfoliate the whole body. This scrub can be using all-natural ingredients that you find around

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  6. September 23, 2019

    Liquid, powder or cream foundation - Which type should you use?

    With so many options in foundations, picking one can be a daunting process. We have an easy guide to help you pick the foundation type that is best for your skin.

    FOUNDATION FOR DRY SKIN

    Liquid foundations are generally best for dry skin types. It is best to go for a moisturising liquid foundation. The Youngblood Liquid Mineral Foundation contains a powerful deep-sea hydrating complex, which is ideal for those suffering dehydrated skin.

    If you have dryer skin but prefer a powder foundation, a low coverage powder is best suited as highly pigmented powders tend to stick to dry skin, making it more obvious. Everybody’s skin has a thin layer of fatty substance that retains moisture and help to keep the skin soft.

    If dry skin is ignored it can sometimes develop into swelling and infections or dermatitis, t

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  7. March 21, 2018

    Scented Candle Gifts: Choosing the Perfect Scented Jar Candle

    Choosing the Perfect Scented Candle Gifts

    Struggling to find the perfect gift? We’ve got something to please even the fussiest gift recipients. Whether you’re creating a hamper for a loved one, shopping for a birthday present for a friend or chipping in for a going-away gift for a colleague, our range of scented candles suit all occasions. For the person that has everything - or wants nothing - candles are a luxury worth indulging in.

    Blending Aromatherapy with Design

    It’s no secret that aromatherapy works wonders. Backed by years of practical use and experience across cultures, calming and comforting scents work to relax the mind and ease the body. Relaxing and indulgent scents allow you to let go of stress and tension, giving way to a calmer and fresher atmosphere. Whether it’s a scent that reminds you of tropical vacations or a cosy winter fire, there’s a fragrance out there for everyone.

    Ideal for the gift recipient

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  8. February 09, 2017

    Protect your skin against pollution

    Did you know, ground-level ozone generates free radicals and enzymes that compromise the skin's protective barrier? This being said, just a few hours of smog exposure can reduce natural antioxidant Vitamin E in skin by 25% which can cause accelerated ageing among other skin conditions. Pollution from vehicles, pollen, household chemicals and industry have all been linked to skin damage as well as many other health conditions.

    Our daily exposure to these pollutants leads to micro particles becoming lodged in our pores, which creates havoc with our skins natural function including moisture balance, inflammatory response and pigmentation. Dermalogica’s latest innovation is a highly-active resurfacer that delivers your smoothest skin ever, and helps fight the biochemical and environmental triggers known to accelerate skin ageing.  

    The Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant is a powder exfoliant designed to absorb pollutants and inhibit adhesion of pollution particles. As t

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  9. December 23, 2016

    Transform your skin in 2017 with Skinstitut

    We all love setting goals and resolutions at the end of each year to improve our health, wellbeing and happiness for the year ahead. However, sometimes these resolutions are not always practical or simply go by the wayside when work and family commitments kick into full swing in the New Year. Maybe it’s a new meal plan, exercise program or for some of us this could be our skincare regime.

    We may not be able to help out with your boot camp challenge but we can certainly assist when it comes to achieving a flawless complexion in 2017.  

    With a structured home care regime we can create dramatic results with a few simple steps. You just need to know when andhow to make changes.

    So let’s start with the basics (and pay attention because this will transform your skin). A results-driven homecare regime incorporates 5 steps.  

    Relax, we can already hear you stressing about the time factor. We are here to make it easy for you. Even the

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  10. December 23, 2016

    Alpha-H Review: Vitamin B

    Vitamin B has been gaining momentum in the beauty industry for some time now. In particular, Nicotinamide, a derivative of Vitamin B3 (Niacin), because of its proven ability to strengthen the epidermis which allows for higher and longer moisture retention. Vitamin B3 in skincare helps to achieve softer, smoother skin with less dryness, working to also combat fine lines.  

    Alpha-H’s latest innovation is their Vitamin B Serum with Copper Tripeptide. Don’t be fooled though… this super serum contains a powerful combination of Ferulic Acid, Copper Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid blended with Vitamin B3 and B5 in a silky serum to bring radiance to even the most devitalised skin to find out what all the fuss is about. I road-tested the Vitamin B serum in the morning and evening before applying my moisturiser for 7-days and honestly, I was amazed at the results!  

    You only need 2-3 drops of the Vitamin B serum each morning, meaning that a little of this serum, truly

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