Who Wants to Win a Trip to Cabo? | My Beauty Bunny

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Apple Vacations and Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa for IZEA Worldwide. All opinions are 100% mine.

Do you feel like you need a break? What’s your dream beach vacation destination? Have you ever been to Cabo? Living in Los Angeles, I always hear about people taking vacations to Cabo, but I’ve never been! I love the idea of a resort where everything I need is in one place – multiple restaurants, pool, jacuzzi, spa, gym, tennis court, etc. I’ve been to some places like that, and it’s THE BEST!

Sometimes you want to get active and go explore a city, and other times you just want to CHILL and enjoy the company of your friends or family. Especially if you are going with a large family or big group of friends. Trying to organize excursions and dinners with a large group is a pain in the butt (as I learned during my wedding in Scotland and England last year)!

And even when it’s just me and my husband, we often need a break from the hectic pace of LA, and just want to hang out by the pool or on the balcony and do nothing in a beautiful beach town. Some of our absolute favorite memories involve hanging out on a balcony, enjoying a cocktail with a view, and getting some perspective on life.

Dreams Los Cabos Golf Resort & Spa Giveaway!

If you need a vacation, but don’t have “resort in Cabo” in your budget right now, I’ve got some exciting news for you! Apple Vacations is giving away a five-night trip for two adults to Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa! The winner of the Unlimited-Luxury Dream Escape Sweepstakes will get round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, in-resort round-trip airport transfers, and the services of an in-resort Apple Vacations representative to make sure your trip is perfect.

Dreams Los Cabos is a AAA Four Diamond award-winning resort located 15 minutes from Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. It has oversized luxury suites with ocean views and private furnished balconies. As a major balcony snob, this is SUPER important to me. It has a newly enhanced lounge, private beach area, complimentary hydrotherapy access, heated infinity pool (who doesn’t love a great Instagram shot in an infinity pool?), waterslide and children’s area AND adults-only pool (YES!). It has a 3,000 square foot spa with couple’s treatment rooms. Book me for a massage please!

If you win, you will need to book through Apple Vacations by October 17, 2020. The sweepstakes is running through 10/17/19. Winner will be chosen by Apple Vacations. Click here to enter: Unlimited-Luxury Dream Escape Sweepstakes. Good luck everyone! If you win take me with you!

Thinking about your vacation options for next year? Apple Vacations guarantees the best prices. If you do happen to find a lower price, they will match it! Their representatives have desk hours at most resorts, and they will welcome you to the hotels and offer assistance if you need it. Now, who’s ready for a vacation?

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How to Boost Beauty From the Inside with Swisse | My Beauty Bunny

This blog post is sponsored by iHerb.com. I keep it real. All opinions are 100% mine!

I’ve been blogging for over 10 years, and I have learned something important. There are so many lotions and potions that are supposed to give you beautiful hair, skin and nails, but if you aren’t healthy on the inside, they can only do so much. Getting “healthy” is a complex equation that involves diet, exercise and lifestyle.

I’m not here to tell you what to eat, how to workout, or to ask you to give up your favorite vice (trust me – I have mine too!). But I can tell you about some of the nutritional supplements that I use to boost or replace gaps in my current regimen. I always have to say it – I’m not a health care professional or medical doctor, so please do your research and check with your doctor or health care pro before starting any new supplements.

I’ve recently become interested in Swisse, Australia’s number one brand for vitamins and supplements (started in 1969). Australia seems to always be ahead of the curve when it comes to certain aspects of natural healthcare. I’m always impressed with the research they do on things like the human microbiome for example.

I have been taking Australian brand, Swisse, supplements that I discovered on iHerb.com. As loyal My Beauty Bunny readers know, I’ve been shopping at iHerb for YEARS! They have great prices and a HUGE selection of supplements, herbs, natural foods, skincare and makeup. They have over 30,000 products and they ship to over 160 countries! iHerb orders are shipped from climate-controlled distribution centers to ensure the quality of their products, and they offer customer service 24 hours a day in ten different languages.

So, let’s talk about some supplements that can make a BIG difference in not just hair, skin and nails, but your overall health!

Grape Seed Extract

What is grape seed extract and why should you take it? Grape seed extract is full of polyphenols called proanthocyanidins. Here are some of the health and beauty benefits of grape seed (based on scientific studies):

  • Potent antioxidant
  • Support collagen formation (for skin health)
  • Supports the wound-healing process
  • Helps inflammation and allergies
  • May help with melasma and skin spots
  • May help prevent sun damage
  • Circulation support (especially for swelling in the legs)
  • Much more! (more info here)

Swisse Ultiboost Grape Seed has 237.5 mg of standardized grape seed extract, 45 mg of Vitamin C and 10.5 mg of iron in each serving (2 tablets per serving). At first I was confused about the addition of iron, but then I learned that polyphenols can hinder iron absorption, which is why Swisse includes 10.5 mg of iron. The Vitamin C in their formula not only offers additional antioxidant benefits, it also increases iron absorption.

Not only is this a great formula, you get A LOT for the money! I got a bottle of 300 tablets (they also make a 600 tablet bottle). Even when you take 2 tablets per day, that’s still a bottle of 150 servings, which will last about 5 months! I personally take these a few times per week to boost my skin health, and as with all supplements, I give it a break every now and then. Grape seed extract is safe to take daily, but it can interfere with some medications (so it may be best to take them at separate times during the day). See this article for more info.

Silica and Vitamin C

Silicon is the second most abundant element on Earth, and the third most abundant trace element in human body. Silica and Vitamin C are well-known beauty boosters, and they are important for a healthy body as well. Here are some of the beauty benefits of silica and Vitamin C:

  • Helps with collagen formation (improves skin strength and elasticity)
  • Helps to boost glossy hair, radiant skin and healthy nails
  • Boosts skin elasticity, hydration, brightness/glow (helps red blood cells to carry more oxygen)
  • Antioxidant (silica and Vit C protect cells from free radical damage)
  • Anti-inflammatory (great for inflammatory skin conditions like eczema, acne, and psoriasis)
  • Strengthens hair, nails, bones and teeth
  • Vitamin C is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory (read more here)

I feel that Swisse Ultiboost Hair Skin Nails is a no-brainer to add to your beauty arsenal (especially if you hate swallowing pills). There is no sugar added (it’s sweetened with stevia). The liquid is quite tart so if you’re not into that, you can dilute it in water or add it to to your smoothie or juice. I actually add it to my daily electrolyte water. A serving is two teaspoons, so one bottle has 50 servings. Make sure you store it in the fridge to keep it fresh.

Manuka Honey

I talk about manuka honey a lot on this blog! My husband and I are big on manuka honey. It’s such a great antioxidant and immune-system booster. It’s also an easy one to add to your routine – either as a regular thing or just when you’re feeling run-down. Here are some of the health and beauty benefits of manuka honey:

  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Immune system support
  • Great for skin
  • Regulates blood sugar
  • Antimicrobial, anti-fungal
  • More info here

Swisse Ultiboost Vitamin C + Manuka Honey chewable tablets are a wonderful way to give your body a boost! They are honey and lemon flavored (a bit on the tart side), and each serving (2 tablets) have 1000 mg Vitamin C, 40 mg acerola fruit extract, 33 mg calcium, and 200 mg manuka honey powder. There is less than 1 gram of sugar per serving and 2 grams of carbs. Swisse sources their manuka honey from a cruelty free, sustainable source – the Taranaki region of New Zealand, where the bees are left in the native forest all year round.

Relaxation and Beauty Sleep

If you’re stressed out or not getting enough sleep, you WILL notice it on your face. Your friends may start asking if you’re okay, and it will take a toll on your body. Stress leads to so many major illnesses and diseases. If there’s something over-the-counter that can help, without causing addiction or side effects, why not try it?

Swisse Ultiboost Relax & Sleep helps to relieve nervous tension, aid in relaxation, and help you to get more restful sleep. The formula contains small doses of iron, Vit C and magnesium, along with herbs that have been shown to help CHILL you out: hops, passionflower and lemon balm. Hops has also been shown to help with skin inflammation and acne. Lemon balm can boost GABA (which reduces anxiety and makes you feel relaxed) and can also reduce pain and inflammation.

These are not habit-forming (like pharmaceutical drugs) but there are some reasons you may want to use these herbs sporadically (as needed – not every day), so check this article (and the ones hyperlinked above) out to learn more. The Relax & Sleep formula comes with 30 servings (two tablets per serving). Make sure to take them at night when you’re trying to relax, and not before driving.

If you want to try these supplements out, I can’t recommend iHerb highly enough. If you use my affiliate link, iHerb will give me a store credit that I can use to keep buying my favorite supplements (and I will love you forever). But more importantly, new customers will get a 10% discount off their first iHerb order with no minimum purchase by clicking here!

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NEW! Physicians Formula Organic Wear Makeup & Skincare | My Beauty Bunny

This post has been sponsored by Physicians Formula. All opinions are my own – I keep it real with you guys!

This month, Physicians Formula launched a TON of new skincare and makeup products for their Organic Wear line. I’ve got reviews and swatches for everything, so read this before you head to the store. If you’re an arm chair shopper (like me!), you can find all of these items at PhysiciansFormula.com and Walmart.com.

Physicians Formula Organic Wear Makeup

Let’s start with the makeup! I know a lot of you love drugstore makeup, but prefer higher end ingredients without unnecessary additives and toxic junk. That’s where Physicians Formula comes in!

In the photo above I’m wearing only Physicians Formula makeup.

  • Foundation – Fair to Light
  • Blush – Crushed Berries
  • Contour – Toffee
  • Highlight – Dew Frost
  • Eyeshadow – using Honey Dew highlighter
  • Brows – Soft Brown
  • Lips – Desert Rose
  • Lashes – Natural Origin Mascara on bottom lashes and on top of my lash extensions
  • Liner – Brown

Physicians Formula Organic Wear Silk Foundation Elixir with Jojoba Oil – This foundation comes in a beautiful glass jar (which looks gorgeous and high-end on your vanity but not so great for traveling). It’s a thinner formula, which is good for sheer, light coverage. It is buildable, so you can get more coverage by adding a second or even third coat. This foundation is best for normal to dry skin. It’s very nourishing with organic aloe vera, cactus flower, organic jojoba oil and organic coconut oil. There are 12 shades. Walmart.com seems to only have 7 of the 12, so go to PhysiciansFormula.com or check in Walmart stores for the full line. As you can see from the pic, my closest match is Fair-to-Light. It blends in quite well, and gives me a nice canvas to work with, but I still need concealer for my acne spots. I’d say in terms of coverage, it’s a step above a tinted moisturizer.

Dewy Blush Elixir – Since I’m an oily/combo skin girl, I usually stick to powders when it comes to blush, bronzer, contour, etc. But I was impressed with how easily these cream blushes blended into my skin. The result is a very natural look. There are four shades (Top to Bottom in pic): Gorgeous Peach, Apricot Glow, Pink Berry and Crushed Berries. The formula is ultra nourishing with organic aloe vera, cactus flower, organic jojoba oil and antioxidant superfruits (cranberry and blueberry). If you’re going for that dewy look, this is your new best friend.

Dewy Highlighter – These stick highlighters are ultra moisturizing and give quite a glow without any big particles of glitter (yuck). There are two shades: Dew Frost (light pinky peach) and Honeydew (copper). They have all the hydrating ingredients that the blushes have (aloe, cactus, jojoba), plus natural Indian Senna seed which adds additional skin conditioning benefits.

Sculpting Bronzer – These stick bronzers are also ultra hydrating (see ingredients above) and come in two shades: Mocha and Toffee. You can get a darker or lighter finish depending on how much you blend it out (see the full strength look in the pic above and sheered out look in the photo of me).

Nourishing Lipstick – These lipsticks (and the tinted lip balms below) are my faves of the bunch! The lipsticks are super pigmented and at the same time, very hydrating. They’re infused with organic coconut oil, organic shea butter, organic jojoba oil and Vitamin E. Shades (pictured above from top to bottom): Desert Rose, Sugar Plum, Spice, Buttercup, Raspberry Crush and Goji Berry.

Tinted Lip Treatment – I wear lipstick often in photos, but on most days, a tinted lip balm is all I need. These Physicians Formula Tinted Lip Treatments are SO comfortable to wear. They give a little pop of color while hydrating the lips with organic jojoba oil, organic coconut oil, organic shea butter and Vitamin E. There are five shades (picture top to bottom): Love Bite, Gingersnap, Tawny Nude, Tickled Pink and Berry Me.

Precision Liquid Liner – The liquid liner has all of the nourishing ingredients found in the other products in the Organic Wear line (aloe, cactus, jojoba) plus organic chamomile oil. It comes with a flexible brush (it’s not rigid), and it comes in two shades: black and brown (the brown is quite dark, which I prefer). The color payoff is really good – you only need one stroke. Just a note: I wear lash extensions and didn’t have a problem when I tried these on, but in general I’d advise against using any oil-based products if you wear extensions.

Brow Shaping Gel – I really love these brow gels! They are easy to apply, and they give some color as well as shape to your brows. They have all the nourishing and moisturizing ingredients I’ve mentioned, and they come in four shades: Clear, Soft Taupe, Soft Brown and Soft Black. Soft Brown was a good choice for me, but if I wanted to glam it up a bit (and pair with red lips), I’d go with the Soft Black.

Organic Wear Mascara – There are three newly formulated mascaras in the Organic Wear line – Natural Origin (with olive extract to nourish weaker lashes), Fake Out (with silk cotton and lengthening fibers), and Lash Boosting (with organic soybean for fuller lashes). The brushes are made from recyclable plastic. They all contain soybean oil, so if you wear lash extensions, these may not be for you. All three are safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

Physicians Formula Organic Wear Skincare

Let’s talk about the skincare! The Physicians Formula Organic Wear skincare line is all about nourishing, hydrating and giving you a glow. You’ll find that the majority of the ingredients are organic. Some are vegan (see the Physicians Formula product pages for complete ingredient lists). And of course they are all cruelty free!

Nutrient Mist Facial Spray – For dewy, hydrated skin, try spritzing on the Nutrient Mist Facial Spray after cleansing (and before your moisturizer). You can then re-apply throughout the day – even over makeup. This formula is best for dehydrated, dry and sensitive skin types. It includes: rosehip oil, cactus flower, geranium flower oil, ylang ylang oil, marula oil, hyaluronic acid, organic jojoba oil, organic ginger root and organic aloe vera.

Double Cleansing Oil – If you have dry skin, an oil-based cleanser is a no brainer. But if you have oily skin, don’t be so quick to pass on it. Most of the makeup we wear nowadays is long-wear, and doesn’t come off without a struggle. Use this double cleansing oil on DRY (not wet) skin to remove all your makeup. Then, if needed, follow up with a traditional cleanser. The rosehip oil, jojoba oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, cactus flower, chamomile and aloe vera in this formula gently remove makeup without the need to scrub.

Bright Booster Oil Elixir – For all of you oil lovers out there, this new formula is lightweight and full of antioxidants for bright, hydrated skin. This cocktail of cold pressed oils includes organic mongongo oil, sunflower seed oil, organic jojoba oil, organic argan oil, organic camellia oil, organic grape seed oil, and rhodiola extract. You only need a small amount (around 4-8 drops). Rub the oil between your fingers and press gently onto your face.

Mineral Primer – This silicone-free primer has mineral SPF 15, organic aloe vera, cactus flower and organic jojoba oil to create an even surface for makeup application.

Lifting & Glowing Mask – This mask is designed to hydrate and exfoliate. It contains natural beta hydroxy acids (meadowsweet), as well as organic mongongo oil, organic aloe vera, and essential oils. It has a gel-like consistency and plumps up the skin without drying.

Lip Polish – Do you have lizard lips? If so, a lip polish can help remove dead skin and soften your lips. The Physicians Formula Organic Wear Lip Polish is made with organic rosehip oil, organic coconut oil, organic raw sugar, organic shea butter, beeswax and rose flower powder. There are no scent additives other than the natural ingredients, so it has a very slight, natural sugary-rose scent.

Lip Treatment – Am I the only one who can’t go anywhere without lip balm? I keep it in pretty much every room of my house (even the bathroom and living room), and I always have it on hand in my purse. My husband is never without lip balm either – it’s always in his pockets. The Physicians Formula Organic Wear Lip Treatment is an unscented treat for your lips. It’s made with organic coconut oil, organic jojoba seed oil, organic beeswax, sunflower seed oil and organic shea butter. The only thing I miss is that minty coolness from peppermint oil. If you are NOT into that, or won’t miss it, you’ll love this one.

Whew! So that’s a lot of new products. See, I wasn’t kidding! I’d love to know – have you tried any of the new Physicians Formula Organic Wear products yet? Will you be picking any up? Let me know in the comments below! If you want to purchase on the PhysiciansFormula.com website, you can use my code OWBBUNNY for 10% off! Expires 10/20/19.

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Passengers May Have Been Exposed to Hepatitis A

Passengers on several American Airline flights in the U.S. may have been exposed to hepatitis A by a flight attendant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

The CDC said the flight attendant had diarrhea on several flights during the period in which he was considered infectious, so it is investigating and notifying passengers who may have been affected.

One of those flights was between San Francisco and Charlotte on Sept. 21, according to the Mecklenburg County Public Health Department in North Carolina, which told that it's contacted 18 local passengers, all of whom received hepatitis A vaccinations.

American Airlines would not confirm that one of its flight attendants had hepatitis A or another disease, reported.

Hepatitis A -- which affects the liver -- is usually contracted by ingesting fecal matter or contaminated food or water.

3 Tips to Keep Your Manicure Chip-Free and Fabulous - Makeup and Beauty Blog

Back in 2008, The New York Times tried to make chipped nails a thing.

Yeah…I’m not about that life. I’m all for purposefully messy hair (fun buns 4 life!), but a messy mani gets a HARD PASS. I’ll take my manicures neat and tidy, thank you very much, with a side of “no chips on tips, please.”

There are a couple things that make it easier to live a chip-free nail life, like 1) finding a base and top coat that can withstand everyday life (for me, those are currently the Smith & Cult Base Coat and Essie Gel Couture Topcoat) and 2) taking a few preventative measures to lessen the likelihood of chips at the tips of my nails, which is where I always get them first.

Here are three things that help keep my nails looking freshly painted all week long:

1. Don’t forget to tip

First, before you paint a layer of polish, paint underneath the tips of your nails, and then run the brush along the tip (holding your nail horizontally, brush the polish on the vertical part of the tip).

Wait about 30 seconds before applying your first legit coat.

Why do this, you might ask? Well, because doing it this way covers your tips in an extra protective layer, so as your nails bang about throughout the week, your tips have an extra layer of armor on them.

Taking this tiny extra step makes all the difference in the world for me. I see fewer chips when I paint my nails.

2. Do a three-day refresh

“Siri, remind me to do another layer of topcoat in three days.”

I usually keep the same polish on my nails for a week, and three days is usually the perfect time to freshen up my manis with another topcoat layer.

I mean, you could do one daily, or every other day (I have friends who do that), but if I do too many topcoat layers, it becomes counterproductive because my polish starts to get thick, and then I’m tempted to peel it off when I get out of the shower.

Note: using a good quick-drying topcoat makes you more likely to actually sit down and do this! Sally Hansen has one called the Insta-Dri Top Coat that’s only five bucks and sets in a minute, but right now I’m really into Essie Gel Couture Top Coat overall. It’s super shiny, and it takes about 10 minutes to dry.

3. Do the double-glove

Before you put a pair of gloves on to do anything — wash dishes, garden, work with power tools — put on a pair of latex gloves first, and slip your real gloves on top.

Yes, this is extra and totally next level, but it’ll help your manicure look great longer. Someone in the comments suggested it, and when I’m wearing gloves, I think it does make my polish last longer.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

Sen. Bernie Sanders Leaves Hospital; Doctors Confirm He Had Heart Attack

By Margaret Farley Steele

SATURDAY, Oct. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Senator Bernie Sanders left a Las Vegas hospital on Friday after being admitted with chest pains on Tuesday; his presidential campaign is now saying the 78-year-old suffered a heart attack.

Sanders experienced chest pain at a campaign event and received two stents to open a blocked artery. He has cancelled public events for the time being, reported.

Sanders waved to onlookers and gave a fist pump as he left Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center and was taken away in a waiting vehicle. Later, after dropping off bags at his hotel, he was seen taking a walk in a nearby park with his wife, Jane.

"After two and a half days in the hospital, I feel great, and after taking a short time off, I look forward to getting back to work," Sanders said in a statement.

His doctors in Las Vegas, Arturo Marchand and Arjun Gururaj, said the senator's "hospital course was uneventful with good expected progress," the added.

Although his campaign is not saying when he will resume a normal schedule, on Thursday it was announced that Sanders does plan to take part in the next Democratic debate, scheduled for Oct. 15 near Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Steven Nissen, a cardiologist and chief academic officer at Cleveland Clinic's Heart & Vascular Institute, said that stenting should allow Sanders to resume normal activities.

"We don't know all the details, but this is a common, safe procedure, and with contemporary stents, it generally comes with a short recovery time," said Nissen, who wasn't involved in Sanders' care. "The purpose of modern medicine is to let people continue pursuing their passions, and for this procedure, patients can generally get back to that relatively quickly."

Dr. Satjit Bhusri, a cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, said Sanders suffered the classic signs of heart attack and was promptly sent to emergency services.

"All heart attacks present differently. In women, for example, they typically present as a sudden shortness of breath. Mr. Sanders had the textbook symptoms of chest pain that was successfully treated," Bhusri noted.

Home Remedies For Deep Conditioning Your Hair In Minutes

Sometimes our collections of chemical-laden shampoo and conditioners in our bathroom aren’t just enough. It stresses our hair a lot more. That is why you need something extra, something more nourishing. Like a deep conditioning mask using natural ingredients. These home remedy options will deeply penetrate and repair hair that has been damaged.

Ahead, we have rounded up the 10 best natural solutions that treat every hair type and concern.

Ten Deep Conditioning Hair Treatments To Try Out:

Here are the best answers to all your hair problems:

1. Avocado Mask:

Description:

Avocado is considered to be a super-food because of its rich content of oil and proteins. These very components smoothen and moisturize your hair without adding volume. You can make your very own avocado mask to amplify the moisture.

What you need:

  • Half Avocado
  • Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Directions:

  • Mash the avocado in a bowl.
  • Add few drops of peppermint essential oil.
  • Shampoo hair as usual. Towel dry.
  • Apply the mask evenly on hair from roots to ends.
  • Let it sit for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse off.
  • Tips:

    If you wish to add volume to hair then add one to two tsp of the oil, with yogurt or egg yolk.

    2. Banana Mask:

    Description:

    Banana mask acts like a natural hair conditioner. It repairs hair damage and evens out frizz. You can easily try making the deep conditioning mask from home. Here is what you will require.

    What you need:

  • 1 Banana
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • Directions:

  • Mash one banana well and add one tsp of olive oil.
  • Mix well until you get a smooth paste.
  • Massage the solution onto hair and scalp.
  • Leave on for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse thoroughly and shampoo.
  • Tips:

    Make sure to mash the banana well else you may not be able to apply the banana mask evenly.

    3. Pumpkin Mask:

    Description:

    Pumpkin has rich content of Vitamin A, C, potassium, beta-carotene, and zinc. It has amazing benefits when used on damaged, dull hair.

    What you need:

  • 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 to 2 tsp Honey
  • Directions:

  • Add the two ingredients and mix well.
  • Apply the pack to hair and scalp.
  • Wrap hair with a towel or shower cap to set the mask.
  • Leave it to sit for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse off well.
  • Tips:

    You can even this pumpkin mask to your face for added benefits.

    Source: beautylish.com

    4. Tea Tree Oil:

    Description:

    Tea tree oil has soothing properties that can greatly nourish the scalp, eliminate dandruff, and boost volume to oily hair. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial agents which help for healthy hair growth. When used with coconut oil, the ingredient acts as deep conditioning treatment.

    What you need:

  • 3 to 5 Drops Of Tea Tree Oil
  • 3 Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
  • Directions:

  • Mix three to five drops and three tsp of coconut oil.
  • Mix well.
  • Part your hair into sections.
  • Apply the oil mixture onto scalp and ends.
  • Massage the scalp for 10 minutes.
  • Leave it overnight.
  • Wash off using a mild shampoo and conditioner the next day.
  • Tips:

    Those with dry hair can try this oil remedy twice or thrice a week, while those with oily hair can try this therapy once a week.

    Source: fabhow.com

    5. Aspirin:

    Description:

    Product build-up in the hair can lead to dullness. Using an aspirin treatment with your daily shampoo can remove build-up and restore moisture.

    What you need:

  • Aspirin
  • Directions:

  • Crush the aspirin into a fine powder.
  • Add to a small amount of shampoo you need to wash hair.
  • Tips:

    You can try this solution twice a week for best results. You may also replace aspirin with baking soda for achieving the same results. However if you have colored your hair recently, then do not use baking soda as it may strip off hair color.

    Source: newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org

    6. Egg And Mayonnaise Conditioner:

    Description:

    Eggs are packed with proteins, Vitamin B, and biotin which treat hair loss. While mayonnaise has fatty oils that greatly nourishes hair. Together, both these ingredients deeply condition hair.

    What you need:

  • Half Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • Directions:

  • Mix half cup mayonnaise, one egg, and one tsp olive oil into a small bowl.
  • Shampoo hair.
  • Towel dry.
  • Part your hair into section and start apply the mixture from roots to tips.
  • Cover hair using a moist hot towel.
  • Leave pack for half an hour.
  • Rinse off using shampoo.
  • Tips:

    Try this deep conditioning treatment once a week for best results.

    Source: leaf.tv

    7. Coconut Oil:

    Description:

    The coconut oil penetrates deep onto scalp. It has deep conditioning properties that can greatly nourish hair from deep within.

    What you need:

  • Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • Directions:

  • Mix both ingredients and apply from roots to tips.
  • Leave it to sit for one hour.
  • Rinse off with shampoo and conditioner
  • Tips:

    Try this remedy once a week for best results.

    8. Yogurt:

    Description:

    Yogurt has a rich source of lactic acid which helps in deeply conditioning hair. This is a great conditioner for those with oily hair as the ingredient can exfoliate scalp, tighten the follicles, and control sebum production.

    What you need:

  • Yogurt
  • Directions:

  • Shampoo hair as normal.
  • Towel dry.
  • Apply the yogurt along the length of your hair from roots to tips.
  • Leave the yogurt to sit for 30 minutes to one hour.
  • Rinse off.
  • Tips:

    You can apply the yogurt conditioning mask twice a week.

    9. Aloe Vera:

    Description:

    Apply the aloe vera gel can prevent hair loss and boost healthy growth. Daily usage of the gel can provide thick hair. It has anti-inflammatory agents to control problems like dandruff.

    What you need:

  • ½ Cup Aloe Vera Gel Extract
  • Directions:

  • Cut the fresh leaf of an aloe vera extract.
  • Scoop out ½ cup of the gel.
  • Mix the gel well to get a smooth paste.
  • Wash hair with shampoo.
  • Apply the gel along the full length of your hair.
  • Allow it to sit for an hour.
  • Rinse off well.
  • Tips:

    Try this remedy once a week for best results.

    10. Shea Butter:

    Description:

    Shea butter has saturated fats and fatty components to deeply condition hair. It also has emollient properties to retain hair moisture. The ingredient also provides protection from UV rays of direct sunlight.

    What you need:

  • Shea Butter
  • Directions:

  • Apply the shea butter along from roots to tips. Those with oily hair can apply the ingredient to mid-length to the tips.
  • Once done, cover it with a hot towel.
  • Leave off for one hour.
  • Rinse off using shampoo and conditioner.
  • Tips:

    The shea butter conditioning treatment is ideal for use thrice a week for dry hair, and once a week for oily hair.

    These are some of the best home remedies for deep conditioning your hair. Try any of these treatments suitable to your hair type and see the results in no time.

    How To Do A Spa-Level Facial Massage At Home

    If you’ve ever admired your skin after a facial and thought, “That glow, though!”, we’re about to let you in on a little secret. One of the keys to a glowing, ageless complexion is a well-executed facial massage. Massaging the face not only relieves tension, it also boosts circulation, gives your skin an instant lift and even helps your products absorb better. If you can’t make it to the spa, read on to learn about the benefits of facial massage and how to give yourself one at home.

    What Is Facial Massage?

    With roots in China, Mexico, Hungary and Sweden, facial massage has evolved greatly over the years. Eminence Organics International Trainer Brian Goodwin says: “Therapeutic massage began approximately 4,500 years ago and has expanded into the discovery of facial lifting massage, lymphatic drainage, reflexology, Swedish-style and other techniques.” Facial massage takes the principles of body massage and applies them to the muscles of the face. This not only reduces facial tension (a contributor to fine lines and wrinkles) but also increases blood and lymph circulation to rejuvenate the skin.

    Benefits Of Facial Massage

    As Brian says, “The true benefits of massage lie in massaging what is beneath the skin.” He likens the structure of the skin to a house: It has a roof (epidermal tissue), framework (dermal tissue) and foundation (subcutaneous, adipose and muscle tissue). Skin concerns and conditions don’t just affect the roof; rather, they extend all the way down to the foundation. When we apply active and targeted pressure to the muscles of the face, we are able to treat conditions in the skin from the foundation up, leading to better and longer-lasting results. 

    Here is a closer look at the benefits of facial massage for the skin.

    Increases Blood Circulation

    A 2018 study revealed that stimulating the skin with a five-minute facial massage increases blood flow for as long as 10 minutes. With greater blood flow comes more oxygen and nutrients - both of which are essential for the skin to carry out key functions. 

    The short-term result of greater blood flow is an immediate glow; as blood rises to the surface, the skin is infused with radiance from the inside out. The long-term result is greater and more efficient collagen and elastin production; over time, this contributes to a stronger and more resilient complexion.  

    Activates The Lymphatic System

    The lymphatic system functions as the body’s garbage disposal: It helps remove waste and toxins from bodily tissues, including the skin. But, as Brian explains: “Our lifestyles tend to block the lymphatic system from doing its job because of the stagnant nature of our lives.” When it becomes sluggish, toxins build up and block our lymph nodes, causing the skin to look puffy.

    Lymphatic drainage is a gentle massage technique that encourages the movement of lymph fluids throughout the body. This type of massage targets the lymph nodes under the ears and on the neck, helping to drain toxins and remove excess waste. This, in turn, minimizes swelling and helps to “de-puff” the skin. 

    Lifts & Plumps Skin

    We hold plenty of tension in our faces, from furrowed brows to pursed lips and clenched jaws. When the muscles under our skin (close to 43, to be exact) are young and strong, they can bounce back quickly from facial tension. However, as Brian explains, “These muscles lose tone over time and the foundation begins to slip. When the foundation slips, we see jowls form, loosening of the tissue around the eyes and an overall drooped appearance for the entire face.” As these folds deepen, fine lines and wrinkles can also begin to develop (we’re looking at you, forehead lines).

    These muscles lose tone over time and the foundation begins to slip. When the foundation slips, we see jowls form, loosening of the tissue around the eyes and an overall drooped appearance for the entire face.

    Facial massage functions like a non-surgical face lift, helping to tone the muscles under the skin. Like the rest of the body, the more you exercise these muscles, the stronger they become. With time, facial massage (and even face yoga) can improve the skin’s strength and resilience, helping to smooth out wrinkles and keep it tight, firm and lifted. 

    Improves Product Absorption

    Massage also helps to increase the penetration of the active ingredients in your favorite skin care. The heat that is created through the warmth of your hands and the activation of facial muscles make the skin more amenable to product absorption. This increases the efficiency and effectiveness of key ingredients as they can more easily reach the deeper layers of the skin (the foundation) to target specific skin concerns and conditions.

    How To Do Facial Massage At Home

    Convinced but can’t make it to the spa? Follow these facial massage steps to give yourself a spa-level massage at home.

    1. Cleanse Hands & Face

    Always (always) start with a clean base. Prep your skin by cleansing and removing all makeup. And, ensure your hands are clean so you don’t transfer bacteria to your just-cleansed complexion. The last thing you want is to massage dirt and grime back into your skin.

    2. Warm Product In Hands

    The key to a successful facial massage is slip. You never want to feel as though you are pulling or dragging your skin. A small amount of serum, oil or concentrate helps your fingers move more smoothly across your face - and ensures the actives reach the deepest layers of your skin. Simply apply a small amount of product into your palms and rub the formula to evenly distribute it over your hands and fingertips. Our pick: Rosehip Triple C+E Firming Oil.

    3. Use Gentle But Firm Pressure

    You want to apply enough pressure that you can truly feel and move the muscles beneath the skin. Brian advises: “Work with muscle when it comes to massage, not just the surface of the skin, and use pressure with purpose.” That said, don’t go too hard on your skin. A facial massage is not a deep tissue massage: Use firm pressure, but keep it gentle.

    Work with muscle when it comes to massage, not just the surface of the skin, and use pressure with purpose.

    4. Start By Massaging The Lymph Area

    Begin by activating your lymphatic system. Using the tips of your fingers, massage the lymph nodes under your ears and along the sides of your neck. Use wide circles, sweeping from under your ears, down toward your throat and back up along your jawline. This will encourage the build-up that is causing you to feel puffy or swollen to keep moving. 

    5. Knead The Sides Of Your Face

    Next, target the sides of your face. Use circular motions to massage the perimeter of your face, along the sides of your jaw and up over your cheekbones. Remember to push your skin up and out - not down. This will help to lift sagging skin and prevent the skin from drooping further. Repeat for two to three minutes, concentrating on the areas where you hold the most tension (typically around the jaw).

    6. Smooth Forehead Lines

    Now for those pesky forehead lines. Press your fingers between your brows and slowly slide them up your forehead. Repeat this motion across your forehead, gently pulling the skin up and out. Massaging against the lines (rather than with them) will help to smooth them in the right direction.

    7. Take Extra Care Around The Eyes

    Next up is the eye area. As always, be extremely delicate with this area, where the skin is thinner and more fragile. Position your fingers on either side of your nose and gently run them upwards toward your temples. This action will help to combat puffiness, lift sagging skin and “wake up” the eye area.

    8. Finish With Your Neck & Decolletage

    Finally, target your neck and decolletage. Use light, vertical strokes to massage skin from your chest, up your neck and to your jawline. This will help to reactivate the lymphatic system and smooth out any fine lines that have collected in this oft-neglected area.

    9. Follow Up With A Contouring Mask

    Enhance the lifting, toning and de-puffing effects of your facial massage with a contouring mask. Eminence Organics Snow Mushroom & Reishi Masque is formulated with paracress extract, a stimulating active that minimizes the look of wrinkles and gives skin a tight and firm appearance. Pro tip: Use this creamy mask in place of your favorite oil or serum to add slip to your facial massage.

    Should I Use Massage Tools?

    You can certainly use devices like jade rollers and gua sha to perform your facial massage, but we’re partial to using the hands. This allows for greater control over pressure and the ability to use your fingers to zero in on areas that are particularly tense. The exception: Your eye area. A cool jade roller - or the stainless-steel rollerball of our Hibiscus Ultra Lift Eye Cream - can work wonders for puffy, tired eyes. Simply pop it in the fridge before application for a super-soothing eye treatment. 

    How To Add Massage To Your Skin Care Routine

    The secret to long-term results is to practice facial massage regularly. Beauty experts recommend adding a facial massage to your skin care routine two to three times per week. This can be beneficial in boosting circulation, softening tension and - over time - lifting and toning your complexion. Whether you choose your morning or night time routine is up to you. We suggest before bed to give your skin an extra boost (it does, after all, perform the majority of its key functions while you’re asleep).

    Are you ready to try facial massage? Amplify your results with a professional facial massage by a licensed esthetician. Use our Spa Locator to find an Eminence Organics partner spa near you!

    Hair Restoration on the Today show | Skalp

     

    According to a new figures release late in 2018, the global hair loss market is set to be worth almost $25 billion by 2024. By anyone’s stretch of the imagination that is a lot of money. So you can understand why those invested in the industry continue to promote the treatment. Even though there is a proven lack of evidence that it offers a real solution to hair loss.

     

    Recently there was a hair loss treatment feature on one of America’s longest running TV shows, Today. Unfortunately, it provided a platform to promote more misleading facts and solutions about hair loss treatments.

     

    Latest Treatments For Hair Restoration on the Today show

     

    It introduced hair transplant specialist Dr. Michael Wolfeld. No mention was made of his company so most viewers would naturally assume he is a non-biased expert. However, he runs a hair transplant centre in New York, so this was very much a self-promoted segment on the show.

     

    Some of the products featured include Rogaine, Nutrafol and Nizoral. They each promise to thicken hair and decrease hair loss but make promises they are not able to keep.

     

    Also included in the feature is the introduction of the robotic hair transplant system. Rather than using a surgeon to individually remove the hair from your head, the robot does it instead.

     

    It basically works in the same way as a FUE transplant. Using an AI-controlled robot makes it seem more advanced but the procedure is exactly the same. They remove hair from the back of your head before manually inserting it into newly created pores that ‘form’ a new hairline.

     

    You can also be sure that the results will also be exactly the same. Hair transplant providers tell patients it takes up to a year to see the full results. By that time the new hair has usually fallen out leaving them looking worse than before.

     

    How comfortable and relaxed would you feel with a giant robot positioned over your head punching holes into your skin? Or plucking out hairs and pushing them back in? If anything, this seems more terrifying than the current manual procedure offered by hair transplant companies. We think Craig Melvin’s face say it all..

     

     

    Did they mention scalp micropigmentation?

    Unsurprisingly, they give no mention of scalp micropigmentation. This is because it is a treatment proven to provide a long-term solution to hair loss. And it doesn’t involve applying a cream or popping a pill.

     

    Because it is so successful at helping men regain their hairline it is a treatment hair replacement companies do not want mentioned alongside their products. There is too much money to lose if more people were aware of the many ways scalp micropigmentation can help.

     

    Instead of having a scary robot operating on your head, we use real human beings. This guarantees your safety and gives you confidence you are working with an experienced expert.

     

    The whole point of a hair loss solution is to give people assurance and their confidence back. Our scalp micropigmentation treatment has helped countless men over the years. We never make promises we can’t keep and you are in full control of the process from start to finish.

     

    If you like the idea of an autonomous robot operating on your head, then this is the treatment for you. But if you are looking for a non-evasive hair loss solution, you’ve been looking for.

     

    Watch the ‘Latest Treatments For Hair Restoration’ on the Today show here:

     

     

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    Maker Halts Distribution of Generic Zantac Due to Possible Carcinogen

    By Robert Preidt

    THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Novartis, the maker of a generic form of the popular heartburn drug Zantac, said Wednesday it will cease distribution of the medicine after investigations suggested that generic and branded versions contain a known carcinogen.

    A distribution halt is not the same as a full recall, and it means that generic Zantac (ranitidine) remaining on store shelves can still be sold, reported.

    The move stems from an announcement made last Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In a statement, the agency said that a substance that could cause cancer had been found in some ranitidine heartburn and ulcer medicines, including the brand name drug Zantac, and the source of this contamination is being investigated.

    Sanofi, the maker of Zantac, said in a statement on Wednesday that "there are currently no plans to stop distributing or manufacturing Zantac or other ranitidine products outside of Canada," and added that "we are conducting our own robust investigations to ensure we continue to meet the highest quality safety and quality standards."

    While preliminary tests found low levels of the nitrosamine impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in some ranitidine products, the FDA said last week that this does not mean patients taking the drugs should now stop using them.

    NDMA is the same contaminant found in many brands of blood pressure and heart failure medications during the past year, leading to recalls.

    Patients who are taking prescription ranitidine who want to stop using it should discuss alternatives with their health care provider, the FDA advised. Those taking over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine could switch to other OTC heartburn medicines.

    Several drugs are approved for the same or similar uses, the FDA noted.

    NDMA is an environmental contaminant found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products and vegetables. It is classified as a probable human carcinogen.

    "Drug impurities remain a major national concern," said Dr. David Robbins, associate chief of endoscopy at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. "While Zantac may prove safe in the long run, this latest statement adds confusion and concern, so my interim advice to patients is simple: switch to another drug … and of course, confirm with your doctor the need for an antacid."

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