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How can you Simplify Your Skincare Routine?

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Today we want to show you how you can simplify your skincare routine. There seem to be two schools of thought with skin care, and they revolve about time.  One group may be interested in drawing things out, in taking that extra minute to really massage the skin, or to pretend they are at the spa.  I’ll be honest, that is the group I am in now!  But it wasn’t always that way.  I remember a busy house, with three children under the age of 9, running a part time business from home, with a husband that was often traveling for business, dogs running about…you get the picture!  If you are experiencing that sort of reality now, here are a few tips:

(1) Take five minutes once a season to assess your skin.  Our skin changes seasonally. The dry, cold winter winds will be dying down soon, and spring will come.  Going through your few key skin care pieces each season will help you put others out of sight, and help you stay streamlined and faster, with less clutter, when you go about your daily routine. Organization only takes a few minutes, but without it, we are left drowning in chaos. Stash what you aren’t using, in a basket under your sink. You want to be aware of expiry dates, but keep what you will use every day, on your counter, in a line up – ready to go!

(2)  Remember why you do it.  I know this may sound remedial, but hang in there with me for a second!  Why do you take the minute or two to cleanse and moisturize your skin?  For the same reason you put the mask on yourself first on a plane, before you help others. If you have no fuel in the tank, you cannot help others. Take the time now to cleanse and moisturize, and you will feel better all day, your skin will have less issues, and you will be fresh to  help others. Don’t feel guilty for taking a minute or two for self care.

(3) Stick to the basics.   Our skin only needs a few basics to be healthy. (1) Your skin needs washed in the morning, even if all you do is rinse it in the shower. Your skin needs cleansed more before bed, especially if you have makeup on. Use a gentle cleanser, makeup remover if you need it, or buy an all in one cleanser that will also help take makeup off, like a cleansing balm.(2) Your skin needs to exfoliate. This is something that is overdone.  You only need to exfoliate 1-2X a week.  When I was younger, I seemed to need it less. See what your skin feels like seasonally. Choose a gentle exfoliator, like the Reveal Exfoliating Facial Foam with AHA fruit acids, and replace our your morning cleanser with that 2x a week. Your dead skin will be removed, and your other products will work better. (3) Moisturizer. This is necessary for almost everyone.  Apply right after patting dry your face after washing, and press into skin. Add eye serum like Awaken around your eye area – one product will not do both areas.  Some younger people will prefer an oil, like our new Serenity Balancing Blue Tansy oil that helps balance oil production. Use once or twice a day. Perhaps use a moisturizer with sunscreen all-in-one for speed, during the day, and use your oil at night.  If you have dry or more mature skin, use your moisturizer first, then apply oil on top.

(4) Do you have to mask? The short answer to this is no.
Especially when you have young children, you do not have the time for a mask. I remember scaring mine with one!  What you can do, is wait until the weekend. You can make a fun show of showing them how you put it on, and /or wait until they are engrossed in something like a TV show that takes fifteen minutes. I used to multi task and wear it while I folded laundry!  Choose a mask that only takes ten minutes, and is right for your type of skin.  If you miss a week or two, it won’t really matter, but try to do this sometimes, for your own self love and self care. Busy week, sure. But take ten minutes extra on a weekend is a great way to remember that you are more than just a busy worker, busy parent, etc.

What is “forest bathing” and how does helps mental and physical health?


Isn’t exercising on a treadmill or reading a book enough to unplug and relax? It turns out, maybe not. We live in a world that is continually moving forward. We buy computers that have faster speed, we subscribe to social media that is instantly updated, and while all of this is exciting, it can also cause stress in many people. It might be that getting physically and mentally healthy may have everything to do with actually being outside. Experts are becoming more and more aware about the benefits of outdoor exercise, including evidence that exercise does improve skin tone and vitality.

Introducing the Japanese art of “Forest bathing”

What is forest bathing? Forest bathing, or “shinrin-yoku,” was coined by Mr. Tomohide Akiyama in 1982, as a way to reconnect with nature. He worried that people would become unbalanced with all of the emerging technology and that they would forget about the peace and beauty of nature. Also called “taking in the forest atmosphere,” the practice means returning to your five senses.

A study analyzing this method of communing with nature was conducted in 2010, and it found that “forest bathing” reduced stress and cortisol levels, and anxiety.  Believe it or not, breathing pine has something to do with this.

The Ayr Skin Care product line was developed by company founder, Kirsten Thomas, who  always had very sensitive skin.  She began developing skincare solutions in 2001, then took cosmetic formulation classes, and got serious about creating a line of products for sensitive skin.  As she hit her 40s and 50s, she wanted strong anti-aging benefits without harsh synthetic products, but that would also be ethical, vegan and cruelty free. Thomas uses Fair trade and organic ingredients in almost everything that the company produces.  She also writes a weekly blog with topics on things like mica mining safety, the dangers of ingredients in skin care, allergens from perfumes, as well as skin care tips for maturing and sensitive skin.

The Ayr Skin Care product line has its origins from creams, serums, soaps and oils Thomas developed to meet her sensitive skin care needs. The company is named after the Scottish coastal town where Thomas’ mother was born – Ayr. More information is available at AyrSkinCare.com, by email at kt@ayrskincare.com  or call (949) 545-6955. 

Kirsten’s cell phone is (949) 280-2166

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What’s the Best Shampoo for my Hair Type?

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Have you ever wondered what is the best shampoo for my hair type? There are several different types of hair and knowing your hair type will help to ensure you choose the right shampoo for your personal circumstances. You should be aware that while generalizations can be made, your choice of shampoo is unique to you. It’s the product that makes your hair look and feels good that you should be using and choosing.

Of course, choosing something from a natural range, like these purple shampoo products, can help to ensure you get the best shampoo for your hair type.

Know Your Hair Type

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It’s essential that you know your hair type. While the right product is different for everyone, knowing your hair type will allow you to narrow down the search for the perfect shampoo. In fact, it’s more important to note what type of scalp you have as this is where the shampoo goes.

Dry scalps need shampoos that are good at adding moisture to your hair and scalp. These are generally shampoos rich in proteins. Your hair is mainly protein and increasing the protein content will help it to repair itself, while ensuring it looks and feels healthy.

Of course, if you have an oily scalp you’ll want a shampoo that removes some of the oil. Too much oil makes your hair look greasy. But, not enough oil stops your hair from retaining moisture, making it dry. An oily scalp needs to be dried, but the amount your shampoo dries it depends on how oily it is. You need volumizing and strengthening shampoos, not moisturizing ones.

Trial & Error

You should be prepared for some trial and error on your search for the best shampoo. That means investing in the products that you think will be good for your hair and testing them for a couple of weeks. It does take time for a good product to improve the feel of your hair, give each product a chance to take effect.

Ask Family & Friends

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You can ask your family and friends what shampoo they used. This is particularly relevant if you have a friend who has amazing hair. The products they use may not be the best for your hair but it is worth finding out. After all, your friend may simply recommend a product range and you can choose a product from the range, not necessarily the exact same shampoo as they use.

Check Reputations

You can take a look online to see the reputation of a particular shampoo manufacturer. Don’t be fooled because they are a big name in the fashion industry. Even the biggest names in the business can get a product wrong. That’s why you should always look on social media and online forums. You’ll find honest opinions regarding the shampoo and its effect on their hair. It can help you to make the right decision.

Final Thought

It s possible to use two shampoos on your hair, allowing you to target dry tips and oily scalp. Again, you’ll have to do some trial and error to find the right combination.

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7 Expert Hair Tips for Men for 2021

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Today we want to share 7 expert hair tips for men for 2021. Every man desires voluminous and well-nourished healthy hair but very few are getting it. This is despite their commitment. More often than not, what’s messing most men’s hair goals are simple mistakes that most men don’t notice. 

It can be as simple as poor nutrition, daily stress, or poof choice of chemicals. Here are simple tips and tricks that will get you better results. 

Expert Hair Tips for Men to Grow Better Hair

  • Invest in the Right Products and Shaving Gear

Expert Hair Tips for MenIf you want to achieve your hair goals, take time and learn about hair growth. Start with hair nutrition to understand what your hair needs. Understand the different proteins, vitamins, and nutrients and how they facilitate hair growth.

Don’t use old-school products and expect good results. You are only going to end up with hair that is shiny and falls flat. Don’t just shop any product you see your friend or favorite celeb recommending.  It’s not going to work. Also, understand the different hair styles for your hair. 

Also start investing in a grooming kit to start styling your hair at home. The best starting point is investing in a clipper. If you haven’t bought one see this best clippers for fades guide on how to pick the best clipper for fades, one of the easiest and low maintenance hairstyles for men. 

  • Use Less Shampoo 

Expert Hair Tips for MenYour hair growth problems maybe because of using too much shampoo, which is something a lot of men do. Shampoo strips off natural oils from the hair and scalp. This is very important for men who have a dry scalp. 

Skipping shampoo gives you real results and you’ll notice your scalp is less itchy within days. Instead of using shampoo every day, use plain water and conditioner. 

Now, if you are wondering how to style second-day hair without a fresh wash, dry shampoo is a good choice over regular shampoo.

Still don’t rub shampoo into your hair, massage it in your scalp instead. 

  • Take a Picture to your Stylist 

The only way you’ll get what you want is if you have a picture of the style you have in mind. No amount of explaining will give your stylist a clear picture of what you want. Always show your stylist a photo of what you want. It will make it easier for both of you. 

I’m talking of a stylist, not a regular barber. Stylists do more than cutting your hair. They also give you sane advice on the products that suit your hair. 

And, timing is everything. Mornings and evenings when your stylist is not busy will get you better results than midday. Celebrity hairstylist Michael Douglas advises men to choose a stylist based on how well they perform simple trims. 

  • Protect your Hair from Heat

Expert Hair Tips for MenHeated hairstyles are not going anywhere, but we know that excess heat will damage your hair. You can either use the blow dryer a few inches from your hair, on the lowest setting or use a heat protectant. 

Heat protection spray is a must-have if you want healthy hair. It gives you sleek and shiny hair by enhancing the products you use on your hair. 

  • Don’t Rub Hair with a Towel

What if what is messing is your hair is a simple thing like rubbing your hair using a towel especially when wet. Rubbing your hair with a towel creates split ends that damage your hair. Instead, go for a t-shirt or soft microfiber towel. Even then, pat dry your hair to reduce frizz and prevent excessive drying out of hair.

  • Start Going Natural

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If chemical products are not working for you, it’s time to try traditional hair treatment methods. This can be as simple as using eggs as a hair conditioner. 

It sounds absurd but trust me, the results are worth the effort. This technique has been used for centuries and it’s time you cashed in on the benefits of egg conditioner. If you have dull, damaged hair, the protein in an egg yolk nourishes the hair from the roots. You also get a wide array of minerals and vitamins. 

Simply apply a raw egg directly to your hair and let sit for a few minutes before washing off. It’s not just eggs, try aloe vera. yogurt, honey, coconut, and banana. 

  • Reduce Exposure to Salt and Chlorine water 

Salt and chlorine have adverse effects on hair. Salt leaves your hair dry and makes it difficult to style. Hairstylists recommend using a clarifying shampoo to get out any salt that clings to wet hair after swimming. A clarifying shampoo also removes product buildup.

On the other hand, chlorine sucks natural oils from your hair and can change the natural color of your hair. It is advisable to use a leave-in conditioner before entering the pool.

Conclusion 

That’s it, guys! 2021 is the year to realize trendy hair goals. These expert hair tips for men will help give your hair TLC rather than winging it with trial and error. 

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The A – Z Of Dermal Fillers

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Today we want to talk about the A-Z of Dermal Fillers. Dermal fillers are gaining wide popularity and accessibility in the cosmetic industry. Gone are those days when such cosmetic procedures were limited to socialites. Today, anyone interested in enhancing their facial features can book an appointment and undergo treatment with ease. Interestingly, dermal fillers are minimally invasive.

In a world of several cosmetic procedures, it is challenging to find the right option. this guide contains everything there is to know about such products, including how they work. For some, opting for hyaluronic acid fillers may be a call in the right direction, while others find collagen-based fillers an awesome choice.

Understand What Dermal Fillers Are

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Not everyone has the perfect body. There are flaws here and there. Some of them are cosmetic-related, while others are medically related. Additionally, age is another factor that may affect the body, creating tissue loss. As people grow older, the production of collagen tends to dip causing wrinkles and fine lines. This process may occur from the age of 25. Dermal fillers are ideal for restoring volume to specific areas of the body. How long do dermal fillers last depends on the type of filler you choose, according to Aesthetic Lane.

Aside from dermal fillers being minimally invasion, they offer various applications and produce low-risk results. As such, they are highly sought-after by most people. individuals who intend to slow down ageing can opt for this procedure. However, it is worth noting that dermal fillers are not the same as Botox injections, even though they treat similar conditions. Here is a list of FDA-approved treatable conditions:

  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Brow furrows
  • Fine lips
  • Ageing hands
  • Acne scarring
  • Under-eye fine lines
  • Pronounced nasolabial folds
  • Cheek enhancements
  • Vertical lip lines

Types of Dermal Fillers Available

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There are several types of dermal fillers. These cosmetic products comprise varying constituents for several applications. They include the following:

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Dermal Filler

Most patients opt for this product when undergoing dermal filler procedures. One of the reasons it is in high-demand is because it comes with no side effects. Furthermore, the human body contains hyaluronic acid, in places like the skin, joints, and eyeballs. Here are some of the brand names that come with this substance: Hylaform, Juvéderm, Esthelis, Captique, Elevess, Restylane, Puragen, Prevelle, and Perlane.

Hyaluronic acid fillers are used to treat wrinkles and fine lines. They don’t produce collagen around the treated area, compared to bio stimulators. Medical practitioners also use the product for the treatment of varying conditions, including arthritis. It also comes with a numbing agent, known as lidocaine, which numbs the affected area, preventing the patient from feeling pain.

HA dermal filler procedures effective results lasting within six and 12 months.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CAHA) Dermal Filler

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CAHA fillers add volume to specific areas of the face, including the skin. It eliminates nasolabial folds and frown lines. Just as the body contains hyaluronic acid, it also contains calcium hydroxylapatite. It exists in the bones and bears similarities to a specific mineral. Radiesse is a brand that contains this substance. It is a popular choice among vegans as it includes a biosynthetic process. In other words, there are no animal products.

Are there benefits attached to CAHA dermal fillers? Of course, yes. People undergoing this procedure don’t experience allergic reactions as it is natural and non-invasive. However, it is essential to have a professional cosmetic surgeon to handle the procedure. Results generated are long-lasting, ranging from 12 months to 24 months. Often, first-time procedures last less long than succeeding ones. Treatments are usually based on the skin type, the patient’s lifestyle, among others.

Poly (Methyl Methacrylate) Dermal Fillers

Polymethylmethacrylate dermal fillers are ideal in treating furrows, wrinkles, deep lines (medium to deep), acne-created scars, and nasolabial folds. Bellafill is a top brand used for performing this type of procedure. Individuals looking for long-lasting solutions to their varying skin conditions can use PMMA fillers. But that is not all. It comes with a method, known as threading. The cosmetic surgeon uses it in the dermal subcutaneous part of the skin. It hides visible signs of injections, which is a drawback that may be experienced.

When undergoing dermal filler procedures, the cosmetic surgeon will limit the use of PMMA on the first treatment, which may slow down the results. Subsequent sessions will include more application of the procedure.

Dermal Filler Procedure

Getting a dermal filler procedure should be under the expertise of board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon or dermatologist. The patient books an appointment. On the first consultation, the surgeon examines the individual’s facial anatomy, identifying movement and specific conditions that require treatment. From the examination, it is easy to find the ideal procedure for the patient.

Once done and ready for the main procedure, the cosmetic surgeon administers a topical anaesthetic, mostly a numbing cream, in the area of interest. Other medical experts inject the patient with a local anaesthetic. Not many prefer standing the discomfort associated with dermal filler procedure. As such, it is worth discussing this factor with a professional dermatologist.

During the procedure, the surgeon injects the dermal filler into the skin, beneath the top layer, using a catheter or a needle. This process depends on the target region and the client’s expectation. Interestingly, it is a fast process that has minimum downtime. However, some downsides are to be expected, although not severe. For one, the patient may experience slight swelling or bruise once done. This outcome is short-term, vanishing within days.

How about the results? In actuality, the patient sees them immediately. It takes a few days to see complete results, which is dependent on some factors. For example, the target area and metabolism may influence the time window of result visibility.

Post-Procedure Care

Some top questions patients who are interested in dermal filling ask are these: Are there side effects? If yes, how long does it take to recover? In truth, there is a tendency to experience bruising and swelling. As discussed before, these outcomes are short-lived. The dermatologist will explain several conditions embedded in this procedure. Apart from the effects discussed, dermal fillers pose no health challenge to the patient.

But don’t proceed too quickly. Here is a review from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons: dermal fillers may come with more severe adverse effects. However, they are rare. Some of them include infection in the target area, allergic reactions, and asymmetrical results. For this reason, a certified practitioner should be in charge of the procedure to limit potential health risks.

In Summary

Dermal fillers provide an ideal way to maintain a youthful look with minimal risks. Individuals who are keen on having the perfect facial appearance can opt for this procedure.

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Great Tips on how to Turn Back the Clock to Look Younger

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Today we want to share with you some great tips on how to turn back the clock to look younger. You might think that it’s going to be a massive challenge to try and turn back the hands of time and look a few years younger. However, this is not the case and the reality is that there are some simple ways that you can regain your youth. So, let’s explore a few of these possibilities and ensure that you do take the right steps to preserve your natural beauty.

Protect Your Skin 

Turn Back the Clock to Look YoungerFirst, you should make sure that you are taking an effort to protect your skin from any potential damage. This will go a long way in making sure that you have the best chance to turn back the clock to look younger. Your skin is the biggest organ your body has and if there are any issues here it’s going to immediately age you. One of the main issues that cause your skin to age prematurely is exposure to the sun and having no protection from the powerful rays. You just need to make sure that you are using the right products here. People often assume that sunlight can only damage your skin on hot summer days and this is not the case. Instead, experts suggest that you should always make sure that you are using the right form of sun protection, even when it is overcast and the sun is hidden behind a cloudy sky. 

Workout The Right Way

Research has shown the benefits of working out on the body and the mind countless times. But did you know that the right forms of exercise can reverse the effects of aging on cells throughout your body? According to experts, this is certainly the case and by working out regularly you will feel and look far younger. You just need to make sure that you are not putting your body under too much pressure. This is all about completing the ideal exercise for you. 

Swimming is a great choice to explore. Swimming can help you reduce issues with inflammation which we’ll discuss more a little further down. It can also be used to reduce tension in your joints and muscles to ensure that you feel far better. Remember, an exercise doesn’t need to be strenuous to ensure that you do gain the full benefits. Instead, you can think about simply going for a walk or even taking a stroll on a treadmill. Intense exercise can actually have a negative impact because it could lead to an accident that will put you out of commission for weeks. 

Deal With Issues Of Inflammation 

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If you are looking for one of the main processes that cause an individual to age, then you should definitely consider the impact of inflammation. Inflammation occurs due to the pressure that the body is put under through the day from working out to stress. It can cause you to feel intense levels of pain and also lead to different signs of aging developing earlier than usual. Inflammation has been linked to everything from chronic pain to the development of wrinkles. 

One of the ways that you can tackle the issue of inflammation is with an ice bath. Believe it or not, research shows that bathing in ice can have incredible benefits for the body when used the right way. Both celebrities and athletes are starting to buy into this concept in a big way. If you are interested in this possibility, then do make sure that you complete the right level of research. It’s important that you are not putting your health in jeopardy for this treatment. If in doubt, consult with a professional who can provide this support for you. 

Build Your Skin Routine

Next, you need to think about building up your skincare routine. We have already mentioned protecting your skin but that’s just one piece of the puzzle. You need to go further than this and make sure that you think about how you can give your skin everything it needs. A big part of this is moisturizing. As you get older, your skin is going to lose its natural moisture and you have to be prepared for that change. One of the ways to do this is by making sure that you use a moisturizer daily. It’s also worth ensuring that your skin has plenty of nutrients and minerals as well as other natural materials. 

One of the ways that you can do this is by giving yourself a facial. You might think that a facial is going to be expensive. However, it doesn’t have to be. Instead, you can think about making a facial out of materials that you have lying around your home like oatmeal. This can work wonders when applied the right way. 

Use The Right Products 

Turn Back the Clock to Look YoungerFinally, a key thing that you need to think about is whether you are using the right products. There are various products on the market that can help with the rights of aging. You just need to ensure that you are making the right choice. So, what possibilities should you consider here? Well, you might want to think about whether the product that you are using matches your age. This is a key question that you’ll need to ask when you are exploring different beauty products and it pops up in places like Clarins Beauty FAQ. There are different products available depending on your age and choosing the right one will ensure that you get the greatest benefits from this type of treatment. 

It’s also important to check the reviews of the different products available. They are certainly not all equal and it’s important that the product you choose will be able to give you the key results that you desire. 

We hope this helps you understand some of the best ways to make sure that you can easily turn back the hands of time and ensure that you look years younger. Be aware that this isn’t about avoiding aging completely. After all, ageing is a natural process that we all go through. Instead, it’s about making sure that you look your age and not a year older or just shave a few years off. 

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Ava Jules : Youtube, Fashion Design, and Hawaii Life

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Ava Jules is a 20-year-old lifestyle and beauty Youtuber based in O’ahu, Hawaii. She is an advocate for Environmental and Oceanic Preservation, as well as Body Positivity. Ava has 1.3-Million subscribers on Youtube and over 100-Million views on her main Youtube Channel alone. She has balanced College classes, launching a jewelry line, and designing her own sustainable fashion brand. 

What was it like growing up in Hawaii? 

Growing up in Hawai’i was filled with beach days, island fun, and lots of good memories. I definitely feel very connected to the ocean and nature because I grew up learning to love and care for it.

You began your Youtube Channel in 2013 in an effort to show your love for Justin Bieber. How has your content evolved and what are some of your favorite videos to create? 

 Unfortunately I do not make Bieber fan videos anymore. My content now is very much a representation of what my life currently is like, so it’s bound to change as I change as a person! I love creating vlogs that bring people along into my life and tell a story. Lately, my favorite videos to make have been a new series on my channel called “Home in Hawaii”. 

What is something that you enjoy about creating content whether it’s on Youtube, TikTok, or Instagram?

I love seeing the comparison between the raw videos and the final edited version of the videos I create for YouTube. It’s absolutely hilarious to me that I’ll sometimes have more than two hours of footage, then end up with a seventeen minute video.

You act as a role model to many by using your voice to shine a light on body positivity and environmental preservation. Do you have any role models, or someone who acts as an inspiration to you?

I’m really inspired by Blake Lively because she’s spoken up about issues she cares about in a very informative and empowering way. It inspires me to use my voice and platform to do the same. 

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 What is a piece of advice you would give to someone about body confidence?

Speak to yourself the way you would speak to a dear friend.

Fashion has always been a part of your life, and now you are launching your own sustainably-designed fashion collection. Can you share a little bit about what the creative process was like? 

Everything starts with a “vision”, as dramatic as that sounds. I love coming up with designs and (very roughly) sketching them on my iPad is probably my favorite part. It’s a long process to create clothing, with a lot of back and forth and re-designing, but to see the final product is well worth it. 

 

Being a college student, content creator, and fashion designer, what does the average day in your life look like?

No day is really the same because there’s always different things that need to be done and things tend to pop up out of the blue. BUT, I do have a steady morning routine that I do pretty much daily. I start off by waking up, drinking water, and I’ll either workout or take my puppy for a walk. Then I’ll have some breakfast, shower, do my skincare, and get ready for the day. After that, it’s really unpredictable.

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You met your best friend, Hannah Meloche, through the Youtube Community. She is now in Hawaii and you guys just collaborated to create the “Ava x Starlite Village” jewelry collection. What was it like working with your best friend? How did the idea of the Jewelry collaboration come about? 

Working together to create something that represents a piece of our friendship was so much fun. The best part was probably launch day, and seeing the little dots pop up on the world map of where in the world people were on the site. The idea to do a jewelry collaboration randomly happened when we were in LA together in February of 2020. Hannah and I were chatting and she looked at me and went “We should do a collection together.” 

 

What can we expect to see from you in the future? What are some goals that you have? 

Oh man.. who knows? Between you and me, I don’t think too far into the future because it’s so unpredictable and gets me kind of anxious. However, I think the future will bring a lot of changes in my life and my career online since I still am so young and have lots of life ahead. One of my biggest goals is to create something that is bigger than myself and helps/inspires others.

 

Where can we follow you? 

 You can find me on almost every social media site if you search up my name, Ava Jules

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Teeth Whitening Or Veneers: Which Is The Best Option

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Today want to know if you’ve ever considered teeth whitening or veneers: which is the best option? It’s an awful feeling when you don’t want to smile because you’re self-conscious about your teeth. Over the years, our teeth naturally get stained, even if we keep up with a good oral care routine. This is often the reason that a lot of people hate their smile, so what can you do? 

There are two main options if you want to improve your teeth are teeth whitening treatments and veneers, but which one is best? This guide will tell you how each treatment works and how to decide which one is right for you. 

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Teeth Whitening 

Teeth whitening procedures involve putting a paste or gel onto the teeth, which helps to strip away the stains and leave you with pearly white teeth. There are some at-home teeth whitening treatments that work well, but there are a lot of bad ones out there that could even be dangerous. They use a lot of harsh chemicals, so it’s vital that you follow the instructions to the letter when using them, and always take your time. 

It’s much safer and you’ll get better results if you get a professional whitening treatment from a cosmetic dentist. Whitening treatments are great for people that have relatively good teeth but have a lot of stains that they want to get rid of. The results are not permanent but they will last a while before you need to have it redone. 

Teeth Whitening Or VeneersVeneers 

A veneer is a cap that fits over the front of the existing tooth and is custom made to fit the patient, so they look natural. The dentist will start by taking a mold of your tooth and then creating custom veneers based on your real teeth. They are usually ceramic and will be stuck to the teeth using an adhesive. The dentist sometimes sculpts them afterward to make them look more realistic. Having dental veneers fitted will give you lasting results and make your teeth look perfect. They will cover up any damaged teeth too, so they’re ideal for somebody with more serious oral health issues aside from staining. 

Although veneers are more expensive than whitening treatments, you get long lasting results and your teeth always look perfect. 

Which One Is Right For You?

If you want the best results and you are willing to spend the money, veneers are the better option. Your teeth look amazing and they’ll last a long time. They also cover up any other damage, so if you have cracked and chipped teeth, veneers are ideal. 

However, if you want a more affordable option that still gives great results, teeth whitening is great. Just make sure that you have a professional job done or do your research when buying at-home kits. Using cheap whitening products can do a lot of damage, so you have to be very careful. Be aware that whitening treatments won’t last as long either, so you will have to have them more often. 

If you are still unsure which option is best for you, speak to a cosmetic dentist and they will be able to advise you. 

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How to Make Your Hair Look Perfect in a Selfie

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Today we want to share some great tips on how to make your hair look perfect. Picture this- you just left the hair salon, looking great and feeling better than ever. The only thing that could make the day even better is knowing that a killer selfie came out of it. 

You whip your phone out, but when you take a photo, it just doesn’t look nice. You know that you look absolutely gorgeous, but it’s just not showing in the photo. All that excitement leaves you like the air leaves a deflated balloon. 

Don’t abandon hope just yet though. You’re at the right place for some incredible hair selfie tips.  

Use Editing Apps 

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Okay, you might call us evil for this but there’s nothing wrong with a tiny bit of editing. All you have to do is wave the magic wand (or swipe with your finger) to make those pesky flyaway hairs vanish. 

Or maybe a little change is in order. You can change hair color on the photo using editing apps, add some subtle highlights, smoothen it out, and much more. You’ll still look like you did in the original selfie, just a bit more put together. 

Now your hair looks like you know it does in real life- it’s just that pesky camera that needs some reigning in. 

No Messy Backgrounds 

You and your hair are the stars of this photo, so shove everything else to the side. If a dramatic table swipe isn’t an option, maybe move to a different corner of the house. A white wall or neat background (with a well-made bed and uncluttered surfaces) works best. There are even ways you can edit your background to look better.

Sure, you want people pausing at your photo to admire it- and drop alike- but not because they got distracted by all the outfits in your cupboard and want to figure out if they have the same top or not! 

Style Your Hair a Little 

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Your hair needs to look its best, so it should go without saying that a simple hairdo will help. We’re not asking you to bust out the flat irons for a bedhead selfie, but a hairpin or two at the right place would make sure it stays in place while you play around with poses and angles. 

Oh yeah, did we mention that those are important too? More on that coming! 

Trial and Error 

No one ever got anything right on the first try. If you want that perfect picture, you best believe that there will be a dozen bad selfies behind it. The best thing is that no one will have to know about them, but they’ll sure be left to admire your handiwork when you post the perfect one out of the batch! 

Play around with angles and poses, with lighting and even different filters and camera modes. Try changing the background colors and moving things around a bit to see what fits. But most of all, remember that it’s really all about your hair. 

As long as you keep in mind what you want to show the world, you’ll be fine. 

Bare Your Shoulders 

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It might be surprising to hear but bare shoulders help bring attention to your face- and your hair. You don’t want people being distracted by your outfit when you’re trying to show off your hair, so go for a tank top or a shirt with a wide neckline for those hair selfies. 

The same applies to jewelry. Necklaces or bold bracelets in the shot will only drive attention away from your hair. And we don’t want that do we? 

Natural Light 

It’s a well-known fact that natural light in your selfies makes them look way better. Harsh office lighting or indoor bulbs are great for some effects, but not so much when you want to look natural, flawless, and effortless. 

Try finding a window and taking your pictures during the day. Not only will it help your hair look fabulous, but it’ll also help your skin look smooth and glowing too. 

In the end, the best thing to do to make your hair look good is to remember that they’re the star here. Remember, it’s all about the hair! 

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Postpartum Hair Loss: What You Can Do to Beat It

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Today we want to discuss postpartum hair loss and what you can do to beat it. At some point during their pregnancy, most pregnant women discover that their hair is thicker than ever. However, what often follows this period is postpartum hair loss. It usually starts roughly three months after pregnancy.

When large clumps of your hair start falling out after giving birth, you are also probably dealing with this problem. In such a case, do not panic! Instead of putting your Joewell scissors to use and cutting your hair, try to reach a better understanding of your situation.

We are here to help you! In this article, you can find a short explanation of what postpartum hair loss is and how you can deal with it. Let’s get started.

What Is Postpartum Hair Loss?

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First of all, you need to know that it is perfectly normal to suffer from hair loss after childbirth. The leading causes of this phenomenon are hormonal imbalance in your organism and the hair growth cycle.

Every hair strand goes through three phases: the growing phase (anagen), the transition phase (catagen), and the resting phase (telogen). After they are complete, the hair strand ends its life cycle, and the whole process repeats itself.

While you are pregnant, your estrogen levels are changing. At first, they spike up, affecting the growing phase (anagen) and leading to your hair growing thicker and longer.

However, after your estrogen levels go back to normal, it affects the resting phase (telogen) of the hair cycle and increases hair fall. The medical term for this occurrence is “telogen effluvium,” but it is widely known as postpartum hair loss.

How Can You Deal With Postpartum Hair Loss?

Although postpartum hair loss is a natural and temporary condition, you might not want to wait idly while your hair is shedding more than usual. After all, all women like to have beautiful hair. With this in mind, here is a list of different methods you can try to reduce your hair loss:

Eat Healthier

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Leaving processed foods behind might not only be good for your gut but also your hair follicles. After all, what we eat is a crucial part of our lifestyle. Try to consume more vitamin E and vitamin C. Additionally, remember that fruits and vegetables should be your best friends!

Moreover, after consulting your doctor, you can add to your diet various supplements. They will provide your hair with vitamins, iron, and other nutrients necessary for their health and growth.

Reduce Your Stress Levels

After your pregnancy, you might be tackled with many responsibilities. Naturally, these circumstances may lead to more stressful situations. However, do not let them take all joy out of your life!

After giving birth, try to find some time for yourself. Do not be afraid to book a visit to your local massage parlor and relax for a while! After all, you deserve some me-time after delivering the baby.

Get Oil Massages

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A good oil scalp massage may not only help you tackle your excessive hair loss but also can help you relax. It is an excellent method to stop your post-pregnancy hair fall and positively modify your hair care routine.

After such a treatment, you will bring some blood circulation to your scalp boosting your hair growth. Additionally, a castor or almond oil will keep your current hair healthy and more durable.

Switch Up Your Hair Products

Having healthy hair largely depends on the quality of hair products that you use. For example, have you ever considered if the hair masks you use are right for your type of hair? Moreover, think if your shampoo and conditioner are not stripping your hair of much-needed moisture. Instead of keeping things as is, go for a gentler shampoo fortified with biotin!

Alternatively, consider keeping your natural hair for a while. Perhaps leaving all the harsh sprays and gels is the best way to combat your postpartum hair loss?

Remember that if you are not sure whether you are using the right shampoo, you can consult a dermatologist! After that, make all the necessary changes, and your hair shedding should become minimal.

The Bottom Line

Now you know what you can do to beat postpartum hair loss! Remember that it is a natural process connected with the hair cycle, so do not panic when three months after your pregnancy, you notice an increase in your hair fall.

Nonetheless, many new moms learned to cope with this problem on their own terms. By using our tips, you can join them! Take good care of your hair and body by trying a healthy diet! Additionally, make sure to find some much-needed time to relax. This way, you will feel well-rested and ready to face new challenges.

Eat enough vitamins, switch your shampoo for a gentler one, and everything should be well. Good luck!

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Why Choose the Clip in Hair Extension?

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Why Choose the clip in hair extension. Hair styling with extensions has been revolutionized in the past few years and honestly, clip in hair is one of the best options to get any type of hairstyle in a matter of a few seconds. Hair extensions with the clip in extensions is ideal for men, women, and even children as they don’t cause any harm to the natural hair by using chemicals or adhesives. Try the high-quality Remy clip in hair extensions for outstanding and unique hairstyling in a matter of seconds and enhance your corporate meet or party look without going to a salon.

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Clip in hair extensions are strands of different types of artificial and real hair clip in extensions attached with a clip which are easily attachable with the natural hair of users.

If you are not one of those people who are afraid of highlighting your hair with chemically natural hair colors or choose permanent perm or straightening to comb your hair, then buying a pair of hair extension clips can solve your problem.

Rather than visiting any hairstyling expert or a salon, you can try diverse DIY techniques to fix the clip ins with your natural hair and try various hair styles daily.

You can say the clip in human hair real hair clip in extensions are the most sought after and zero harmful way of styling hair daily withstanding any gender and age barriers.

Why clip in hair extensions is worth using?

  • Step 1: The service life of the clip in the hair extension

By choosing to shop for the best quality clip-ins such as Remy clip in hair extensions, the service life of the hair extension clip-ins are guaranteed. When you’re investing your hard-earned money, choose the best quality natural hair clip ins manufactured by Remy for longer use.

Manhandling of the clip ins can break them. So, make sure, you know the use of fixing those clip ins with your natural hair and preserve them in a box.

  • Step 2: The advantages of clip in hair extensionsclip in hair extensions

Hairstyling with clip in human hair real hair clip in extensions is loved by most fashionistas these days for the incredible and myriad advantages the clip in hair extensions ensure.

  • Affordable

Going to a salon for hair styling is an expensive endeavor. However, for daily styling hair, it is useful to use the clips in the hair extension. Without using any chemicals, you can connect any kind of hair extension to your natural hair, whether it is making a bun for formal styling or providing a stylish hairstyle for an evening party.

  • Time-saving

By using different types of clip in extensions, saving your precious time is possible.

  • Ideal for everyone

People of all ages and gender can freely use the Remy clip on hair extensions as they ensure zero hair damage.

  • Get any style instantly

Get instant fashionable hair without an appointment with a salon stylist by using the natural hair clip-ins.

Step 3: Easy to use clip in hair extensions

Shop the best clip in hair extensions online now and enjoy the ease of decking up your dull hair with some exotic hair styling. Within a few minutes, you can get a fresh new hair style by fixing a few suitable hair extensions clip-ins with a few strands of your hair.

Therefore, without damaging your natural strands, style up with any hair color and styles like perms or curls is possible with the best quality clip in hair extensions.

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6 Ways to Improve Your Results from Wearing Braces or Aligners

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Today we want to share with you 6 ways to improve your results from wearing braces or aligners. If you are not satisfied with your smile, there are several products that you can use to improve it, including braces or clear aligners. If the main issue that you have with your teeth is that they are not completely straight, braces or aligners can help you achieve this. Wearing braces or getting aligners fitted to fix any misalignment in your teeth is not just useful for improving the way that your smile looks, but it can also help to improve your dental health by making it easier for you to brush and floss every area of all of your teeth.

However, getting braces often means wearing them for some time – this is usually around six months as a minimum. How long you’ll need to wear your braces or aligners for will depend on the condition of your teeth and whether or not you have worn braces before. Somebody with a lot of misalignment will usually have to wear a fixed brace for at least a year or two, while on the other hand, if you had braces as a teen and just want to fix one tooth that’s moved over a little, you might be able to do this in just six months using a clear aligner. Either way, there are several things that you can do to make sure that you get the best results from wearing your brace or aligner and are perfectly satisfied with your teeth at the end.

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Choose the Right Braces for You

First of all, it’s important to make sure that you are getting the right braces for your needs. To do this, you should get a consultation with a professional who can help you decide on the right option for your teeth. You can do this through your regular dentist if they offer orthodontic treatments, a specialist orthodontist clinic, or even an online service, where you’ll be sent a home kit for making impressions of your teeth to send back for more information on what they can do for you. Don’t decide on the type of braces that you want until you have been given professional advice, as not all braces or aligners might be suitable for your teeth. A professional can also advise you on whether or not you will benefit from having any teeth removed before you have braces fitted and if there are any issues in your mouth that need to be dealt with beforehand, such as cavities.

Attend Your Appointments

Once your braces are fitted, you should keep up with the appointments set by your orthodontist. This could mean going to visit the orthodontist every few weeks to have your fixed braces tightened, or sending impressions of your teeth in the mail to get a new aligner if you have opted to use an online service such as ALIGNERCO. With ALIGNERCO, you can get clear aligners to wear throughout the day or aligners that are worn only at night while you are sleeping. They are typically used to fix smaller misalignment issues; the best way to find out if they offer a treatment that is suitable for your teeth is to fill in the online form and complete the impressions kit. If you choose this option, you will need to send impressions every few weeks since a tighter aligner will be required to ensure that your teeth are straightened correctly.

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Keep Up with Regular Appointments, Too

It’s not uncommon for people to forget that they need regular check-ups while wearing braces since they assume that their orthodontist is also looking at their teeth, but this isn’t the case. While your orthodontist will check that everything is good with your braces, you need to continue visiting your regular dentist for a check-up every six months to make sure that your teeth are in healthy condition. Your dentist can still do all of their normal treatments such as filling cavities while you are wearing braces. Since certain types of braces such as fixed braces can make it harder to keep your teeth clean while wearing them, it’s even more important to visit your dentist and your hygienist on a regular basis.

Keep Your Teeth Clean

Wearing braces, especially fixed wire braces, can encourage food particles to get stuck in your teeth which can be both uncomfortable and contribute to poor dental hygiene. On the other hand, if you are wearing clear aligners, this is usually easier to keep your teeth clean since you can remove the aligner to do so. However, no matter what kind of braces you are using to straighten your teeth, it has never been more important to keep up a good routine for oral hygiene. Brushing your teeth at least twice per day is important, and use mouthwash to swish away any food particles that have gotten lodged in your brace. Since flossing becomes impossible when wearing fixed wire braces, consider getting some interdental brushes that you can use to get into those hard-to-reach areas. An electric toothbrush is a good investment since these are designed to cover more areas of the teeth and can help keep your teeth cleaner and healthier while wearing any type of brace or aligner.

Watch Your Diet

Your diet can affect your teeth in many ways. You probably already know that sugary foods and drinks can cause a lot of damage to your teeth and they are best avoided if you want to prevent cavities and other painful damage. However, when you are wearing braces, paying attention to what you are eating is even more important. This is especially true if you’re wearing a wire brace since hard foods like nuts, apples, and corn on the cob could snap the wire. Clear aligners are usually easier to eat with, as you will take the aligner out before a meal or snack. However, bear in mind that because the aligners are pulling your teeth into position, eating might be quite uncomfortable straight away, so soft foods are advised.

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Wearing Your Retainer

Keeping your teeth straight and getting the best results from your braces does not end once you have had your wire brace taken off or have completed the last clear aligner. Once the treatment has ended, your teeth will naturally attempt to move back to their original position with nothing holding them in place. This might not mean that your teeth go back to exactly how they were; however, they are unlikely to stay completely straight unless you keep up with wearing a retainer on a nightly basis. It’s very important to wear your retainer, particularly in the first few months after having your teeth straightened when teeth are more susceptible to moving. Your aligner will be fitted from a mold of your newly straight teeth taken after your braces have been removed and will usually be a clear guard that you fit over your teeth at night. Along with keeping your teeth straight, your aligner can benefit you in several other ways, including preventing you from grinding your teeth.

If you’re not happy with your teeth, the good news is that there are more options than ever before for adults who want to improve their smile with braces or aligners. If you’ve decided to invest in teeth straightening treatment, keep these tips in mind before, after, and during the treatment to ensure that you get the results you hope for.

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4 fun Spring Hairstyles to try With ZALA Hair Extension

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Today we want to share 4 fun spring hairstyles to try with ZALA hair extension. Spring is approaching, and it’s the time of the year when women everywhere look for new hairstyle ideas. If you have thin, fine, or short hair but still want to wear those beautiful celebrity hairstyles this spring, we recommend you try hair extensions. ZALA remy clip-in hair extensions allow you to wear your favorite hairstyles, while also adding volume, thickness, and length to your hair.

If you’re looking for the best spring 2021 hairstyles to wear with ZALA clip-in extensions, this guide has got you covered. These simple yet stylish hairstyles will make your hair look effortlessly pulled together. Follow these steps to style your clip-in human hair extensions into the perfect looks for the coming season.

1. Bubble Braid Ponytailspring hairstyles to try

Step 1: Put in your clip-in hair extension and make a small ponytail at the top of your head. Use a band to hold the ponytail in place. This hairstyle really pops with blonde clip-in hair extensions, but can be pulled off with any hair color.

Pro Tip: To add volume and length, cloak a three-clip ZALA extension around the ponytail. Now, create a high ponytail with the remaining hair and secure it into the ponytail.

Step 2: Take another elastic band and tie it about three or four inches from the crown to make a bubble. Next, withdraw the hair from the bubble’s borders to add a voluminous vibe.

Step 3: Repeat step 2 until two or three inches are left at the base. You’re good to go after creating three or four bubbles.

spring hairstyles to try2. Twist-Back Ponytail

Step 1: Take the hair from the sides of your head, behind your ears, and work your way to the scruff of your neck to make a segment in front of your face.

Step 2: Gather the remaining hair into a smooth, low ponytail. If your hair is short or lacks volume, consider adding in some wefts of ZALA hair extensions at this point.

Step 3: Split the portion of hair on the right front side into two halves. Buckle the hair segment above the temple in the direction of the ponytail. Using two fingers, carefully let loose the other section to create a twist. Now, use a bobby pin to hold the twist around the ponytail.

Step 4: Repeat step 3 on the other side of your head, pulling over the twist from the opposite side. Replicate the same with the two remaining segments.

spring hairstyles to try3. Fishtail Braid Pigtails

Step 1: Create two equal portions of your hair.

Step 2: Take a four-clip ZALA hair extension, turn it over, clipping the weft onto itself to form a very thick extension. Or, put two clip-in extensions over each other to achieve extra thickness.

Step 3: To put in the wefts, split the right segment of hair in half and put in the extension in the middle of this portion. Do the same on the left side.

Step 4: Create tight fishtail braids with each segment of hair and use a small elastic to hold them in place.

Step 5: To make the braid extra-thick, carefully tug on the hair until the braid achieves some laxity.

Step 6: Hide the elastic by taking a small segment of hair and cloaking it over the braid’s edge and folding it under the elastic.

4. Braided Topknot

Step 1: Take a small portion of your clip-in hair extension at the crown area, and then segment the hair at the side of your head to form the foundation of the braid.

Step 2: Create French braids following a top-down approach. Next, pinch and pull out the sides of the braid to add some shagginess and volume. Doing so will also allow you to easily turn and work with the braid.

Step 3: Now, lift the braid up and unite it with the top unbraided hair portion to create a high ponytail.

Step 4: Give your braided topknot a finishing touch by rolling the remaining hair into the knot.

By referring back to this guide, you can test out some unique hairstyles with your ZALA clip-in hair extensions this spring. Perfect for staying in or going out, these versatile looks will get you through any occasion.

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