New Year – Take Care of YOU!

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Winter weather, family and friends abound, parties, and more parties…here are some top beauty tips and tricks for your hair, skin, and nails, just in time for the New Year.

Hair:

Shampoo your hair only three times per week. And don’t use conditioner on your roots.

Make sure your diet gives you Vitamin B12, biotin, iron, protein, and the fatty acids.

Massage your scalp each day for five minutes. But remember to use the pads of your fingers, not your nails.

Don’t use plastic combs because they wreak havoc on your hair cuticles.

When choosing shampoos and conditioners buy those with natural cleansers.

Give your self a hot oil treatment.

Avoid or limit your use of hot water, hot blow dryers, and other such hair tools.

Eliminate or at least cut back on smoking, sodas, and caffeine.

Before leaving the house, make sure your hair is completely dry.

Be careful not to overdo it on shine products and frizz controls.

Skin:

Use A&D Ointment instead of Vaseline.

As nice as a long, hot shower feels, it also removes natural oils from your skin.

Choose mild soaps with oils and fats added to them instead of strong soaps.

To remove eye makeup, use a soft makeup sponge, or cotton balls.

Avoid antibacterial and antimicrobial soaps.

Embrace Green Tea, Fatty fish, nuts, and flaxseed, blueberries,carrots and most important WATER.

Protect against both UVA and UVB sun radiation.

Sleep on clean pillowcases and do not share them.

When you sleep, pull your hair back away from your face.

Nails:

Keep your nails and cuticles hydrated by applying A & D Ointment, olive or castor oil at night or whenever they seem dry.

Wear rubber or vinyl gloves when doing dishes and other chores.

Wear 100% cotton socks.

Do not file your nails in a back and forth motion, but rather go only in one direction.

Always cover nails with at least one clear coat of polish.

Buff your nails on a regular basis. T

Do not use polish removers that contain acetone or formaldehyde.

Carry small band-aids around with you. So when you crack a nail, immediately cover it with a band-aid and file the nail as soon as possible.

Similar to skin and hair, your nails also function best with a diet rich in biotin-rich foods and essential fatty acids.

And finally, remember, your fingernails are not tools.

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