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How to Exfoliate Before Brazilian Wax

How to Exfoliate Before Brazilian Wax

Brazilian wax consists in removing all hair from your intimate area, from the top to the whole rear side.  As you may suppose, this is extensive hair removal and needs some preparation.  A few simple things you can do at home – among which exfoliating is crucial –will prepare you for the best Brazilian of your life.  Even if you have the best hair removal products, you won't get top results if you don't exfoliate beforehand.  So, stay around if you want to learn exactly how to scrub down there to get the smoothest wax and keep your intimate area feeling healthy and looking good.

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Phototoxic Essential Oils

Phototoxic Essential Oils

Although essential oils are natural and safe used correctly, they are powerful and, in some cases, should be used with caution.  One example of this is the list of essential oils that is known to cause a reaction called phototoxicity.

Phototoxicity happens when chemical elements in essential oils (or other substances) bind to the DNA in the skin and react when they are exposed to UV light.  This can lead to phototoxic burns which can appear up to 24 hours after being out in sunlight or using a tanning bed.  

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Skin Care and Make-Up for Summer Weather

Skin Care and Make-Up for Summer Weather

We all love summer, sunshine and blue skies are guaranteed to put most of us in a great mood.  The sun doesn’t always do a lot for our skin, though.  The feel of sun on bare skin is lovely, but the practicalities of sun damage, sweaty skin and sticky make up make for a different approach to skincare and make up during the summer months.  Here are a few tips to see you through sunnier times without losing your cool…

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Sunburn Care Tips

Sunburn Care Tips

It happens to the best of us; when we’re out in the sunshine it’s easy to forget to reapply sunscreen after swimming, or we may just misjudge the strength of the sun and get caught out. Sunburn can be extremely painful and it’s all too easy to end up with red and sore skin if you get too much sun and without using enough sun protection.

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