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Quitting Will Make You Prettier

tumblr_mdrl01Lv301r41at2I’m not telling you anything new when I say smoking is horrible for your health—deadly, in fact. But if that isn’t enough to convince you, then how about the fact that smoking is making you ugly? Here’s a headline for you—Quitting Smoking Will Make You Prettier—and here’s how:

You’ll have firmer skin. “Smoking destroys collagen and elastin,” says Dr. Fredric Brandt, “and it decreases levels of estrogen, which is necessary to keep skin firm.”

You’ll have less redness. Smoking increases inflammation of the skin by generating free radicals and causing vascular injury, which the body then attempts to repair. And the same goes for frequent heavy exposure to secondhand smoke. The good news? Quit, and inflammatory damage from smoking may be reversible. The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, New York, found that weeks after quitting smoking, women showed reductions in several markers of inflammation, especially those linked with heart disease.

You’ll lessen the appearance of dark circles. There’s still no miracle cure for dark undereye circles, but one thing that makes them worse is smoking, among other things. If you don’t have dark circles, you’ll notice fresher-looking eyes in general. The toxins in cigarette smoke damage the delicate tissue around them.

You’ll have a smoother complexion. Cigarettes do absolutely nothing to make you look younger—quite the opposite. The longer a woman smokes, the older she looks, with deeper and more plentiful wrinkles and more uneven skin tone, not to mention an overall lack of radiance. According to research analysis, every ten years of smoking resulted in a perceived extra 2.5 years of age.

You’ll have whiter teeth and nails. We all know smoking yellows your teeth, causes bad breath, and, if you smoke enough, stains your nails as well. All of this can be reversed…if you stop, that is.

You’ll feel more self-confident. Quitting won’t just improve your complexion, hair, and teeth, it will also improve how you feel about yourself on the inside. A 2006 study published in the American Journal of Health Behavior found that female college students who smoked had a more negative body image than those who didn’t—and the more they smoked, the worse they felt about themselves.

Clean Your Makeup Brushes For Clearer Skin

News Flash!Over 50% of you don’t clean your make up brushes. Why is this important? With regular use brushes build up with dirt, skin cells, and more importantly BACTERIA! Avoid bringing on blemishes by following these simple steps.

Step 1: With the brush pointing downward, wet just the hairs under a faucet with warm water with the hairs pointing downwards to prevent water from entering the handle.Step 2: Using a mild shampoo, liquid hand soap, or specially formulated brush soap, massage the soap with your fingers and apply to the hairs from the base to hair tip. With the brush pointing downward, gently squeeze the hairs beginning at the base and moving toward the hair tips over; repeat, adding a little water each time until the water runs clear.

Step 3: After the brush is rinsed, brush it slightly while reshaping the brush on a clean paper towel and lay it to dry.

Step 4: Let brushes dry completely before using. Dry time will depend on size and density of the brush.

What to Know About Threading…

Heard about Threading, but still have some questions? Here are some benefits to the hair removal process that has actually been around for over seven centuries!

-Threading does not use chemicals, lasers, or any other foreign material on the skin.

-Threading only removes hair. This means that unlike waxing, which can sometimes remove skin, threading is much less irritating and can be less painful.

-Threading removes thin hairs and hairs that are as little as 1/16 of an inch long.

-Threading does not cause ingrown hairs.

-Threading is quick and very precise, removing hairs in a straight line (perfect for shaping eyebrows).

-Results for threading for hair removal last between 2-6 weeks.

Whether you decide to stick with waxing or try this new approach, we hope you choose our experts for all of your skin and body needs!