You may have read that headline and thought, "duh," but it's amazing how many people shampoo their scalp with their nails instead of the pads of their fingers. Doing so can scratch up your scalp, causing sores and a raw head. I recommend teaching your children early how to properly cleanse their scalps.
As long as you properly cleanse your face at night, you don't need to wash your face again in the morning. In fact, too much cleansing can strip skin of its natural oils, causing your oil glands to overproduce. You can rinse face with a splash of cool or lukewarm water in the morning if you like. And remember, cleansing skin is something to be done at night rather than in the morning. Even if you don't wear makeup, you should wear sunscreen and it's healthier for your skin to to be clean of that and environmental pollutants those 8 hours of sleep.
For more information on cleansing your skin properly, see How to Wash Your Face Properly, and, for those of you who are real skincare aficionados, check out Cleanse Your Face the Expert Way.
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I happen to love long, side-swept bangs. Why? Here's why:
- Unlike blunt bangs, side-swept bangs don't need to be trimmed every couple weeks. You get them cut and they grow out beautifully.
- They suit every face shape. Not all bang hairstyles do. But these? Oh yes you can wear them and so can everyone else you know. They also suit every hair length. They work with pixie cuts, short hair, shoulder-length, bobs and even long hair.
- They hide a big forehead. Not that you have one, but I do.
- They never go out of style. You will never, ever see a list of "beauty trends we wish would die off" with side-swept bangs listed on them.
If you have a boring haircut and are looking for a change, consider getting your hair cut into long, side-swept bangs. You might just become addicted. See my gallery for inspiration 20 Photos of Gorgeous Side-Swept Bangs
For years, I believed a splash of cold water would close up my pores because all the beauty magazines said they did. Turns out your pores don't open and close like the mouth of a guppy (how's the for a visual?). Some lotions and potions like Dr. Brandt's Pores No More and Vitamin A products like my beloved Retin-A or Renova can diminish them slightly and only temporarily, but nothing I've read shows there's any miracle cure to big pores.