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Top Dermatologists-Approved Acne Scar Treatments

There’s no secret ingredient or miracle gadget that makes acne scar totally disappear. In fact, a lot of what you think is acne scarring is really just hyper pigmentation rather than an actual change in the texture of the skin. In addition, there’s a bevy of gels, creams, and sheets that can bring that discoloration down. We asked top dermatologists to recommend the most effective of the bunch.

Skin Ceuticals C E Ferulic

Carmencitta-Magazine-Acne-Scar-Treatments-2With a blend of potent antioxidants, this serum is loved by beauty editors and dermatologists alike. Vitamin C plays a leading role, as well as it is a fatty vitamin that has both antioxidant and skin-protecting properties.

Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Anti-Wrinkle Defense Serum

Carmencitta-Magazine-Acne-Scar-Treatments-3Polyphenol, a type of antioxidant found in plant sources like green tea and citrus fruits, helps improve the discoloration that often accompanies acne.

EltaMD Skincare UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

Carmencitta MAgazine - Acne Scar Treatments - 4When it comes to scarring, many doctors will tell you that prevention is the key. Wearing sunscreen daily is important.

Skin Medica Scar Recovery Gel

Of all the scar treatments out there, this one gets a gold star and a shining recommendation. Because of Its key ingredient, a trademarked complex which consists of herbs. Massage it on the scar twice a day for 90 days to find the wanted results.

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For existing acne scars that aren’t going anywhere and can’t be disguised by regular cover-up, dermatologists recommend Dermaflage, which is basically a concealer and a temporary dermal filler in one.

Scarguard MD

Carmencitta-Magazine-Acne-Scar-Treatments-7Silicone isn’t a new ingredient in scar treatments, but with everyone talking about “silicone sheeting,” it’s a buzzy one.

Eau Thermale Avène Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream

Carmencitta-Magazine-Acne-Scar-Treatments-8.jThis cream is a dermatologist favorite across the board because it contains substance that coats and soothes the affected area. Also, it’s gentle enough to use every day.

Nails: Ways to strengthen them

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Splitting, breaking, peeling. These are three of the most nail problems that women face. In fact, us women, always aim for a perfect set so we can apply the perfect nail polish with the design we saw over social media. However, our weak nails are always standing in the way. In fact, there are ways you can follow in order to naturally strengthen your nails.

Lessen Water Exposure

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Keeping your hands for a long time in water can make them softer and prone to breaking and peeling. For this reason, put on gloves when you are washing dishes, and try to put them out of water when you are planning to soak for a prolonged period of time on the bathtub.

Carmencitta Magazine - Nails Ways to strengthen them 4Keep yourself hydrated

Apart from being a good thing for your skin, water is too essential to keep your fingernails strong. Drink a lot of water in order to keep your body hydrated and your nails hard. In addition, a healthy diet that contains proteins is a good way to harden them.

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Keep them short

If you are having a problem with weak nails, try to keep them short and cutting them, while you work on making them become stronger. In fact, shorter nails are less prone to breaking because there is less exposure to water and hard surfaces.

Moisturize your cuticles

Instead of spending so much time cutting your cuticles, invest your money on oils and crèmes that are made especially for dry cuticles. In fact, keeping your cuticles dry, can lead to nail peeling and breaking.

Carmencitta Magazine - Nails Ways to strengthen them 5Make a nail soak at home

Coconut oil, argon oil, vitamin E oil, tee tree oil, and castor oil, are a great way to help your nails become stronger. Just put a little amount in a bowl and soak each hand for 10 minutes.

How To Deal With Your Skin Dryness

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Dry skin is an uncomfortable condition marked by scaling, itching, and cracking. Some people have naturally dry skin but it comes more serious when it occurs for other reasons. There many ways to get rid of dryness such as following special diet.

Causes Dry Skin

Dry skin causes can be classified as external and internal. External factors include cold temperatures and low humidity. Over-washing with harsh soaps, overuse of sanitizes and cleaning agents are more reasons for dry skin. Internal factors include health, age, genetics, family history and some medical conditions.

Using creams, moisturizers and other ways are good. But the best way that you cannot neglect is some kinds of food you need to add to your diet to improve your dry skin from the inside out.

The key to healing your dry skin is to increase the amount of healthy fats and oils that exists heavily in Avocados , olive oil and Coconut Oil to your diet.

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Foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids include fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, anchovies, and sardines reduce inflammation in the body. Also they can reduce the inflammation and redness in your skin. Vegetarians can find Omega-3s in flaxseed and walnut.

Instead of buying expensive probiotics, try making your own version. You can eat an assortment of crunchy veggies and serve it as a small side-salad.

Vitamin C

Carmencitta MAgazine Skin Dryness 2Vitamin C is a super antioxidant. Also it is necessary for the function of the enzyme that causes collagen to form. Furthermore, collagen acts as a sponge for moisture and strengthens the capillaries that supply the skin. The best sources are blackcurrants, blueberries, broccoli, kiwi, oranges, papaya, strawberries, guava, cucumbers and sweet potatoes.

Carmencitta MAgazine Skin Dryness 3You have to drink enough water from 2 – 4 letters a day. You can also boost your skin’s hydration with herbs by drinking caffeine-free herbal infusions.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E protects skin from cell damage and supports healthy skin growth. Foods such almonds, hazelnuts, pine nuts and sunflower and corn oils are rich of vitamin E.

 

Temporary Dyes Usage Guide

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Us women, like to always change in our look. In fact, hair is the most changeable thing due to its ease. This is why, we sometimes cut it, and other times dye it. Temporary dyes are a truly lifesaving invention, they help you have the color you want without damaging your hair. This is an informative article about temporary hair dyes. How to use them, what is their concept, and many more things.

How they work

Carmencitta magazine - Temporary Dyes Usage Guide 2Temporary hair dyes are known to be a semi-permanent color. Which means, it only lays on your hair on the outside without getting inside of it. Moreover, no chemicals are used in this type of dyes which makes it the less harming type and the simplest way of coloring your hair. However, you should always consider the color blending. For example, red temporary dye will look red on white hair, but orange on yellow or blonde hair.

Maintenance Method

Carmencitta magazine - Temporary Dyes Usage Guide 3Due to the fact that this dye does not penetrate inside the hair, the color could fade fast and easy. As a result, if you want to maintain it, you should frequently use temporary dyes, and keep yourself form always washing your hair. Moreover, invest your money on some good quality dry shampoos to keep the hair from becoming oily. In addition, hot styling tools are a second reason why your temporary dye does not last for a long time.

Can you dye your hair at home?

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This only depends on you. If this is the first time you use temporary dye, and you feel nervous about it, go to a hair salon and try to learn how the hairdresser is applying it on your hair for next time. However, if you are willing to take the risk, try to go wild and use it crazily on your hair.

Have a healthy lifestyle with these tips

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Healthy living is when a person ditches all the unhealthy habits and routine that he or she already has, and decides to start having a healthy lifestyle. Are you one of those people? In fact, healthy living is a long-term commitment, and needs a lot of work from your part. However, there are steps you can take right now that will make today healthier than yesterday and pave the way for healthy living future.

Carmencitta-Magazine-healthy-lifestyle2Make appointments with your doctors

The first thing you need to do is catch up on your routine screening and immunizations. After that, once the doctor is looking at the results, take the opportunity to ask him or her any questions you might have. Moreover, being afraid of asking questions will eventually lead you to an unhealthy lifestyle.

Carmencitta-Magazine-healthy-lifestyle3-1.jAssess your activity

 

Before doing anything, you need to ask yourself the following questions:  How much physical activity do I get in a typical week? How intense is that activity? How much variety do I get in your activity, and how much do I enjoy it? In fact, adults should get at least two and a half hours per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or one hour and 15 minutes per week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, in addition to muscle-strengthening activities at least two days per week.

Carmencitta-Magazine-healthy-lifestyle4Keep a food diary

 This is the best tip ever! Not only it will help you eat less, but it will contribute to keeping your ideal weight as well as losing weight if that is he desired thing. All you need to do is write down everything you eat for a day, and make sure that you do not forget the items that you are embarrassed to admit. “The idea is to write it down … without judgment,” says Kathianne Sellers Williams, MEd, RD, LD, a nutritionist, wellness coach, and personal trainer with Cafe Physique in Atlanta. “You can’t change what you’re not aware of or don’t acknowledge.”

Get Your Ideal Eyebrows

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7Your eyebrows are one of the most defining, and can have a lot of influence on your overall look. Unexpectedly 50% of women don’t know how to tame, groom or flatter their brows. Using some basic makeup techniques, you can follow these steps about filling in your eyebrows to have the ideal look.

Prepping your eyebrows

Carmencitta-Magazine-Ideal-Eyebrows-11- Remove stray hairs.

Tweeze stray hairs above and below your natural eyebrow, including any hairs in between your two brows.

2- Trim the excess hair.

Women have to trim the hairs by placing small eyebrow scissors horizontally above your brow, and carefully cutting the hairs that reach beyond the top of your brow line.

armencitta-Magazine-Ideal-Eyebrows23- Underline underneath your brow.

Start by using soft strokes to underline your brow. Then, use a lighter shade for underlining and filling in.

Shaping your eyebrows

1- Measure your inner brow.

Place your eyebrow brush vertically on your nose. Moreover, keep in mind that everyone’s face shape is different along with the positioning of their eyes.

Carmencitta-Magazine-Ideal-Eyebrows32- Mark your starting point.

Make a light mark with some eyeliner to keep track of the place where your hair should start. Then remove any hair before that mark.

3- Find the end of your brow.

Place your eyebrow brush on a diagonal starting from the outside corner of your nostril, extending to the outside crease of your eye.

Filling in your eyebrows

1- Consider your skin tone.

Your skin tone should influence the color you use to fill in your brows.

2- Start filling in your brow using a powder.

Touch your brush in the brow powder. Then, tap off some excess powder on the side of the powder container, and start to lightly outline the top and bottom edges of your brow.

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3- Outline the rest of your brow.

Focus on adding powder and creating volume on the outside edge of your brow rather than layering powder in the middle area of your brow.

4- Brush out the color.

Spread the colored powder by a small brush. This can help make your brow look less harsh and naturally defined.

5- Set your brows.

Use a clear brow setting formula to keep all your hairs and color in place.

Yellow Nails: Get Rid Of Them

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Yellow Nails are something that happens with both men and women, but with women mostly. The reason behind this embarrassing situation, is mostly nail polish. Moreover, when it comes to women who did not get yellow nails yet, they can prevent it by simply applying a base transparent nail polish coat before applying their favorite colored nail polish.

However, some women have already got into the dilemma of yellow nails, and do not know how to get rid of them. In fact, there are some home remedies that can lessen the yellowness or take it off completely.

Lemon

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Due to the substances found in lemon, it has become a natural bleaching product. All you have to do is fill half of a container with lemon juice, soak your fingers for 10 to 15 minutes, and with a toothbrush scrub off the yellowness. After you are done, rinse with lukewarm water and moisturize.

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Baking Soda

This is a natural bleacher and exfoliator. Just mix two and a half tablespoons of baking soda with one tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide. After that, with a cotton apply the mixture on your nails and let it stay for 4 minutes, finally rinse with lukewarm water.

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Just as it can whiten your teeth, toothpaste can whiten your nails. Apply a coat on your nails, leave it for 10 minutes, next, take it off with cotton swabs soaked in lukewarm water.

 

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Apple Cider Vinegar

The acid present in vinegar can help reduce the yellowness of your nails. All you have to do is mix a quantity of vinegar with the same quantity of lukewarm water, soak your nails for 20 minutes, and dry with a soft towel.

 

N.B.: it is worth to mention that doing the previously mentioned solutions for one time only, will not give you any benefits. You should do one of them two to three times a week until you get the desired results.

A Guide on How to Find the Perfect Skin Moisturizer

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The key to finding the perfect skin moisturizer for you, is to know what your skin actually needs. Moreover, dry skin is a problem that most people are stuck with. In fact, there are hundreds of creams that are found in drugstores and cosmetic departments, but choosing the right one can sometime be a hard task. This is why, we have gathered some tips to make it easier for you when it comes to choosing the skin moisturizer that best fits your dry skin type.

Carmencitta-Magazine-moisturizing-cream3How does it work?

In order to use skin moisturizer, you need to know how it works first. In fact, this product brings the moisture from deeper skin layers, and tries to lock it in the cells of thee outer layer of the skin. Furthermore, the Key ingredients that seal in moisture are: petrolatum, mineral oil, lanolin, and dimethicone. In addition, Glycerin, propylene glycol, proteins, urea, and vitamins help attract water into the outer layer of the skin.

Finding the Right one

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Check the ingredients

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You should first look fir active ingredients such as glycerin, or petrolatum. In addition, try to choose one that is made by a well-known company.

Sunscreen is a must

Always check if there is an added sunscreen to the lotion. It is a great way to keep you skin protected from dehydration.

One for your skin, One for your body

Your facial skin is way more sensitive that your body skin. This is why, you should always choose a different moisturizer for your face. Of course, you should choose one that is appropriate for your skin type.

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Use Retinol before bed

Retinol is considered to be vitamin A for your skin. In fact, Vitamin A helps in speeding the turnover of your skin cells. However, be careful because it may sometimes cause irritation.

Thinning hair prevention

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“As we age, overall hair density changes and individual strands become finer,” says dermatologist Doris J. Day. This is not a problem only aged women encounter. Today, with pollution, malnutrition, junk food, stress, and many other reasons, women and men are facing the problem of falling and thinning hair. However, there are some remedies that help you prevent it, or make it less occurring.

Carmencitta magazine - thinning hair 1Appropriate Eating

In fact, our hair needs proteins, iron, zinc, and vitamins. Those mentioned nutrients are found in meat, fish, nuts, greens, and beans. Make sure to include them in every meal during the day, and months later, you will find that your hair has become stronger and less prone to falling.

Carmencitta magazine - thinning hair 2Massage while you shower

 Whenever you are applying shampoo on your head, try to massage it as much as you can. Since massage helps the blood flow to reach your scalp as well as making it easy for your shampoo to penetrate. Moreover, use a shampoo that aims to repair damaged and thinning hair.

 

Carmencitta magazine - thinning hair 3Lessen the styling

Hot irons and hair dryers are the main reason why your hair keeps on breaking and thinning. As a solution, try to lessen those two styling ways and dry your hair with a towel or let it air dry.

Laser treatments

Laser treatments have shown a great success in regenerating the hair base. In a recent study, scientists have said that after 26 weeks of laser treatments, they saw an increase in hair density.

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Do not over stress

Try as much as you can to not stress! Just breathe, take it easily, and take out the stress built in. yoga classes can help you get rid of the stress you face every day.

Take care of your blood

It may seem awkward, but hair growth is tied up to kidneys and blood. If you have an under the average percentage of any part of your blood, try to enhance it with compatible medicine.

 

All You Need To Know About Crash Diets

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We all get to that place where we need to lose weight fast just because we have a special occasion coming, and the dress we already bought does not zip anymore. In fact, in cases like this, most people rely on a crash diet in order to lose those few kilos and make the dress zip. However, crash diets can wreak havoc on your body and lead to a number of serious health problems. Here, you will find all that you need to know about crash diets.

What is a Crash Diet?

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All crash diets have one thing in common: they are the most restrictive ways for weight loss that you can follow. In general, these kinds of diets involve cutting back on a large amount of calories, which leaves you with consuming only 1,000 or even 500 calories per day. Moreover, in many times, you will pair them with other “quick fixes” like juice cleanses, diuretics or diet pills. However, the time of each one may vary, but you will always end up with losing weight in a fast way.

How Do They Work?

 

Crash diets shock the body, and send it into a starvation mode. However, despite the fast weight loss, the body is not solely burning fat as fuel. First, it utilizes the stored up supply of carbohydrates, in the form of glycogen. As your body utilizes glycogen, you lose water as well, generating what seems like significant weight loss within the first few days of the diet.

Bad Effects

Carmencitta MAgazine - Crash diet3What most people fail to realize, is that when you are crash dieting, your body will not be able to get the essential nutrients that it needs for it to be healthy. Moreover, if this deficit keeps on being there, you can have really bad health issues, including:  leaching minerals from your bones, leading to osteoporosis and fractures or the leaching of iron from the blood, leading to anemia. Furthermore, eating low calories for a long term will lead you to having a deficiency in important nutrients such as sodium and potassium

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