December 9, 2014
Maybe dry skin and static cling are annoying during the winter months?
Here are only a few more reasons to consider a humidifier during the cold, dry season.
Heal faster: Whether it be a cold or allergies, a humidifier keeps your nasal passages lubricated, which helps speed up the healing process when you’re under the weather. For people with bad allergies, there are humidifiers that are specially designed to purify the air as well.
Fewer nosebleeds: Another reason keeping your nasal passages moist and lubricated is helpful in preventing nosebleeds. If you’re regularly experiencing nosebleeds due to your dry climate, it’s worth a try. Many people have found that it makes a big difference.
Support beautiful skin: Soothe dry skin by sleeping with a humidifier on through the night. In the morning, you’ll not only notice that your face looks suppler, and your hands and lips won’t feel dry and dehydrated either.
*The type of humidifier you choose depends on your preferences, budget, and the extent of the area in which you want to add moisture. There are five types of humidifiers:
- central humidifiers
- impeller humidifiers
- steam vaporizers
- ultrasonic humidifiers
For the best results, the Environmental Protection Agency recommends that the humidity level in your home not exceed 50 percent. (EPA)
December 8, 2014
Before you decide on a laser treatment, it is important to know..
What Skin type are you?
The Fitzpatrick Scale, developed in 1975 by T.B. Fitzpatrick, a Harvard dermatologist, is the current and recognized method among the medical aesthetics community to classify skin colors and their reaction to UV light. By dividing skin tones into types 1-6, aesthetic professionals can accurately determine the best technique required for the specific client.
The Fitzpatrick Skin-Typing Scale
Reaction to Sun
|1||Very White or Freckled||Always Burns/Never Tans|
|2||White||Usually Burns/Sometimes Tans|
|3||White to Olive||Sometimes Burns/Always Tans|
|5||Dark Brown||Very Rarely Burns/Moderately Pigmented|