All About Ceramides
Dec21

All About Ceramides

A ceramide is a type of complex lipid which occurs naturally in the body and is a small component of the cuticle of the hair.   It is composed of a sphinganine molecule attached to a long chain fatty acid by an amide bond and is chemically abbreviated as (i.e. C18-dhCer).   Just as a refresher on the anatomy of the hair, the cuticle is the thin outermost layer of the hair that serves to protect the hair shaft and provide strength. ...

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The Busy Person’s Guide to Being Slim and Trim
Dec18

The Busy Person’s Guide to Being Slim and Trim

Losing weight can be quite a challenge,especially keeping the lost weight off. Many factors play a role in weight loss such as stress, metabolism, and activity level. Despite those factors weight gain and loss is based on one specific fact; if more calories are being taken in versus those being burned off the result will be weight gain. Weight loss only occurs when more calories are burned off then consumed or the caloric intake is...

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Beauty Secrets from Around the World
Dec18

Beauty Secrets from Around the World

Chile- Chilean women say their luminous skin come from the antioxidant powers of red grapes. They mash up the grapes and put it on their face for about 10 minutes; this will give the skin a beautiful glow. Dominican Republic- Dominican women swear by garlic to give them strong and long nails. They chop up some garlic and add it to clear nail polish. Let it stand for a couple days and apply to their nails. Don’t worry the Garlic smell...

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Non Factors That Actually Matter
Dec18

Non Factors That Actually Matter

What is the key to Beautiful skin? We all wonder why some people have active breakout, spots and other skin issues, whereas others have flawlessly glowing skin. Many things factor into the texture of your skin including diet/health, environmental influences, heredity just to name a few. With that said, it is equally important to realize that your skins health also depends on Non-MF’in factors (Evelyn #Basketball Wives) that in...

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Skincare Rules for the Winter Blues
Dec18

Skincare Rules for the Winter Blues

The winter months are nearing and they are returning with a vengeance. The brisk wind along with central/gas heat in our homes both has a way of draining every ounce of moisture from our bodies, leaving us with the winter blues. Unfortunately, what we are about to face a season full of brittle nails, flushed faces, dry hair and dull skin. When the temperature drops and harsh air moves in, it is important to make provisions in your...

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