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Can You Get Hooked on Lip Balm?: Top Cosmetic Scientists Answer Your Questions about the Lotions, Potions and Other Beauty Products You Use Every Day
Are Salon Products in Regular Stores the Same as Those in Salons?
Salon products are no different than those sold in stores. Its all about marketing and sales.
Two Natural Oils that Will Make Your Hair Shiny & Strong
Olive Oil and coconut oil easily penetrate all the way into the hair shaft. A 50/50 mixture of both could be used on your hair.
The Three Biggest Fibs that Cosmetic Companies Tell
1. Claims of Exclusivity
If a company says one of their products is the "only" one that can give you a certain benefit. The truth is, unless the company itself has a patent or a documented trade secret, it's using the same technology as everyone else.
2. Implying Superior Performance Without Substantiation
Often companies make claims that their products work better than anyone else's without the proof.
3. Magic Ingredient Claims
Many cosmetic companies say they use a sexy-sounding ingredient that makes their product work. In reality, the formula as a whole makes the product work.
The Four Types of Wrinkles -- and How Do You Get Rid of Them?
1. Atrophic Crinkling Rhytids
Fine lines on the face that are almost parallel to each other. These wrinkles are associated with a loss of elasticity.
Use sun protectants and moisturizers to temporarily plump the skin and diminish the appearance of these fine lines.
2.Permanent Elastic Creases
Lines in the skin that become increasingly permanent over time, especially with sun exposure.
Avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen to prevent this kind of wrinkling.
3. Dynamic Expression Lines
Wrinkles caused by facial muscle movement, often forming along the forehead and around the eyes (crow's feet).
These wrinkles respond to Botox or similar treatment.
4. Gravitational Folds
Stem from the effects of gravity, and the location of these wrinkles is related to the thickness of a person's skin. Research shows that a fat face may have fewer gravity folds than a lean face.
Face-lifting procedures are effective in removing these kinds of wrinkles.
Can You Get Hooked on Lip Balm?
Although it's not an addiction in the true medical sense, you can iin fact train your body to rely on lip balm.