Popular Spa Treatments and Its Health Risks

Most of us love a good spa day. From a long soak in a floatation pool to even a half hour sauna session, spa treatments are just the ultimate way to relax and beautify one’s self. But just like most things in life, our beloved spa treatments also has its fair share of downsides, and these health risks are something that you definitely wouldn’t want to get.

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  1. Communal Baths. Spa treatments like soaking baths and public whirlpool involve hot water, which serves as an ideal breeding ground for harmful organisms. Rather than completely changing the water, some of these baths and spas only use chlorine to treat the communal areas, which oftentimes doesn’t get the job done. With this kind of set-up, there’s a big chance that it will leave your sensitive skin more susceptible to whatever germs are present in the water. This set-up is basically an invitation to catch and spread germs.

 

  1. Fish Pedicures. Although it appears to be quite harmless, experts strongly advised that anyone diagnosed with diabetes, AIDS, cancer, or those with sore and open wounds to avoid undergoing this treatment due to an increased risk of infection. There’s no way to sanitize or disinfect the fishes in between treatments, which means nail salons likely use the same fish for multiple customers. With this, the bacteria from another person’s feet can be easily passed on to your own feet.

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  1. Laser. It may no longer come as a surprise that most laser treatments have some possible negative effects on your skin. Laser resurfacing treatments and laser hair removal in particular, has their own risks like skin burning and blistering. But between the two treatments, laser resurfacing is far riskier as it can cause scarring, and hypo and hyper-pigmentation to occur. Still, most laser treatments can be safe as long as they are performed by an experienced doctor.

 

  1. Saunas. While saunas are considered to be safe by most standards, staying for too long in a sauna can pose some serious health dangers, such as respiratory distress, burns, compromised reproductive system and dehydration. If you’re diagnosed with a heart condition, then the more reason you should avoid getting into saunas as the heat in it can cause your blood vessels to dilate. Also, avoid going to saunas when you’re drunk or is planning to sweat out your hangover as the combination of alcohol and saunas will only increase your risk of acquiring heart problems.

While it’s safe to get some spa treatment, it’s still important to ensure that you’ll only be getting the positive effects of the treatment you’re having and not its health risks. Do some research beforehand and know everything that you need to know about the spa treatment you’ll be having.

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5 Smart Tips When Shopping for Perfume  

Perfumes don’t come cheap. And if you’re looking for one with fragrance that lasts all-day long, be prepared to shell out some more cash. To make sure you’re not wasting money on a scent you’ll rarely want to wear, perhaps because it smells too overpowering or you just don’t like the smell at all, here are some tips when shopping for a perfume.

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  1. Go Straight to the Perfume Section

If you’re planning to do a general shopping, start first with perfumes. Your sense of smell is in its most sensitive when you’re from the fresh air, so take advantage of this. Moreover, the air in department stores are mildly scented, which can influence how you smell fragrances if you do it later.

  1. Test On Your Skin

Testing fragrances on your skin lets you know how a scent would turn out with your body chemistry. This is the only way to check if the fragrance won’t change on you and also if the fragrance is long lasting. However, don’t smell it right away. Wait for at least three minutes to allow some time for the scent to settle.

  1. Or Use Blotters

If you’re already wearing perfume and you don’t want the scents to get mixed up, sample them on blotters instead. Sprits some on a blotter and wait for 30 seconds (to let the alcohol evaporate) before smelling it.

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  1. Wear It for Hours Before Buying It

This may seem obvious, but it’s best to wear a perfume for a couple of hours before you decide to buy it. This is also one of the reasons why tip number one exists—to give you more time to wear the fragrance. Let the scent meld into your skin and see how it transitions over the hours. Do you still enjoy the smell after three hours? Do you like the lingering smell it gives off at the end of the day?

  1. Ask for Samples

Even if you don’t purchase anything, it never hurts to ask for a sample. Larger beauty shops, like Sephora, usually give free samples to almost any perfume you like, while the rest only provide on selected brands.

Shopping for perfumes can be overwhelming, especially when you’re faced with hundreds of selections. However, keeping these tips in mind, as well as researching about certain scents and brands that appeal to you, can make perfume shopping a lot easier and a more fun experience.purf

5 Tricks to Growing Your Hair Long and Healthy  

Growing the hair seems like a no-brainer, but keeping it healthy along the way is a challenge. Encourage hair growth by maintaining healthy locks with these hair care tricks.

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  1. A Scissor is Your Best Friend

While getting regular trims to cut away split ends won’t make your hair grow faster, it will keep your ends look healthy and prevent splits from working their way up the strands. If you wait for much longer time to trim off splits, you may have to cut your hair shorter than if you get regular trims.

  1. Use Conditioner Every After Shampoo

Every time you wash hair, you need to condition it. Over time, from heat styling and colouring, the hair strands get thinner. Conditioning the hair replaces the lost proteins and lipids inside the hair shaft, rejuvenating the hair and keeping it healthy. Also, it seals the cuticle to prevent more damage from happening.

  1. But Don’t Shampoo Every Wash

Shampoo is used to wash away dirt and product build up, but it can also strip away essential oils that keep the hair soft and healthy. When you need to shampoo, only lather at the roots and then simply let the suds slide down your hair.Heres-What-Happens-If-You-Dont-Shampoo-For-31-Days-A-No-Poo-Experiment

  1. Sleep On Satin Pillowcase

Instead of cotton fabric, switch to satin fabric pillowcase. Because of its softer and smoother texture, it won’t cause friction the way regular woven cotton does to your hair. Therefore, you’ll wake up with soft hair and less tangles.

  1. Rinse Your Hair With Cold Water

This really helps to grow the hair and keep it strong and healthy. Cold water locks the outer layer of the hair, preventing moisture loss and heat damage. Final rinsing the hair with cold water for a couple of seconds every after wash can make a huge difference to your hair overtime.

Most women aim for longer mane, but only a few can keep it healthy and strong. But if you follow these tricks, growing your tresses naturally can be easy and much faster.Always-Rinse-With-Cold-Water

Beauty Habits Every Woman Should Know

Girls are patrons of beauty. Every girl has beauty habits that are entirely her own. What we do to feel and look beautiful varies from person to person. One girl may love exfoliating herself with an expensive body scrub weekly while another may just whip up her homemade body scrub to save money and to keep away from harmful chemicals.

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Sometimes, we focus on one thing alone that we tend to forget to take care of other parts of our body. Here are some beauty habits that every girl should incorporate into her life because they offer major benefits.

Take care of your cuticles.

Most of us do not pay enough attention to our hands and nails. We think that our cuticles can withstand the daily wear and tear it gets from constant nail polish changes and misuse. Long, dirty and ragged nails never look pleasant on anyone. We should make it a priority to take care of our cuticles. Furthermore, avoid biting your nails. It looks dirty and will result to your nails looking jagged. Ultimately, hydrate your nails using lotion or healthy oils to keep it strong and moisturized.

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Dress according to your body shape.

We might have heard of the saying that not all trends look nice on everyone. Indeed, this is very true. It is essential to dress yourself according to your body size. Choose clothes and pieces that will compliment your body figure and stay away from clothes that would make you look awkward.  

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