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But my favorite way to enjoy oats is in beauty treatments. Oatmeal is a key ingredient in beauty products because it’s a skin soother, a natural acne remedy, relieves itchiness, gently cleanses, and more. Here are four products that uses oatmeal to provide beauty fixes.
Jurlique Nutri-Define Superior Retexturizing Facial Serum ($120) targets sagging skin, deep lines and wrinkles, loss of elasticity and dehydration with it’s groundbreaking formula including Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Biosome5, Ginseng Root Extract, and Licorice Root Extract. It firms, contours, and boosts luminosity and moisture for a radiant, ageless complexion.
Klorane Shampoo with Oat Milk ($15) gently cleanses, detangles, and softens with soothing, protective oat milk properties so scalp and hair stay properly balanced.
Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment ($6.99 for 8 packets) is the perfect fix for dry, itchy, or irritated skin. Mix this finely milled pure colloidal oatmeal packet with warm bath water and soak for instant relief.
Aubrey Calming Skin Therapy Hydrating Mask ($14.95) is formulated with organic aloe and sea aster to combat redness and restore the skin’s natural moisture balance, oatmeal and rice spheres for gentle exfoliation, and prickly pear to firm, protect, and prevent the formation of free radicals.
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So what is Ammon Carver’s latest chapter? He was recently named Creative Director for L’Anza Healing Haircare and has just opened a new eponymous salon in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood.
The Ammon Carver Studio is a hybrid hair salon/photo studio, designed to perfectly marry the two worlds he’s most passionate about — behind-the-chair work with salon clients and high-energy editorial work. With floor to ceiling windows and painted brick walls, it’s sleek and modern with a classic loft style. I was treated to L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Intensive Hair Masque ($79.95) and I can vouch for how reparative it is. It made my somewhat fried hair healthier looking, super shiny, and full of body.
“There is something to be said for finding your signature style and sticking with it. However, every few years, especially after big milestone birthdays, it’s a good idea to change up your look to keep things fresh,” says Carver. He also recommends small changes to color (think highlights or seasonal tweaks) throughout the year, to keep yourself feeling on point.
Here, he shares 5 Anti-Aging Hair Dos:
REPLENISH KERATIN – Natural keratin depletion occurs as the hair gets older. Use products like the Keratin Healing Oil line by L’ANZA to replace the hair’s naturally occurring keratin protein for hair that has more strength, shine, and vitality.
GIVE HAIR A BREAK – Always use heat protection before using any heat appliance and cut down on styling wear and tear by stretching out the time between styling sessions with “day two” and “day three” styling options.
BE CAUTIOUS WITH COLOR – For the healthiest hair, opt for low maintenance highlights like ombre or go for translucent or demi-permanent glazes on ends, processes that don’t lift the cuticle layer.
HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, HEALTHY HAIR – Your food/nutrition intake shows up quickly in your hair so eat a well-balanced diet. Don’t skimp on sleep. Get your blood pumping with cardiovascular exercise. You’ll feel great and all this clean living will help your locks look their most youthful.
PRACTICE GOOD GROOMING – Regular trims will banish the dead ends and keep your hair looking fresh. If hair is damaged, use reparative treatments like Trauma Treatment by L’ANZA to help heal your hair. The beauty of this one is that it can also be used in your color formula to improve color attachment.
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You probably know that oral probiotics (found in supplements and foods like plain unflavored yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, miso, pickles, and kimchi) can help rebalance your gut, reduce inflammation throughout your body, and boost your immune system, but did you also know that probiotics are beneficial for the skin when applied topically? Just like your gut, there’s good and bad bacteria present on your skin and when the ratio is out-of-whack, skin can act up in the form of acne, rosacea, eczema, and other skin conditions.
Topical probiotic skincare is the means to clearer, less sensitive, younger looking skin. It helps rebalance everything out and protect, revitalize, and nourish. Though a weekly facial mask with probiotic rich plain yogurt can be helpful, there are also some great skincare products that are rich in probiotics.
TULA ($25-$75), which means ‘balance’ in Sanskrit, is specially formulated with beneficial probiotics and nutrients to nourish, brighten, and smooth the skin while reducing fine lines. First-time users might want to sample TULA Probiotic Skincare Discovery Collection ($49), containing travel size samples of the Purifying Face Cleanser, Illuminating Face Serum, Hydrating Day and Night Cream, and Revitalizing Eye Cream.
Nude Skincare ($28-$88) is rich in omegas, probiotics, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins to boost skin’s moisture barrier, protect it from aging and stress, and help it restore its natural balance. You’ll like the Radiant Day Moisturizer ($52) for silky smooth, younger looking skin.
Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Relief Cream with Probiotic Technology ($47), an oil-free moisturizer that calms instantly and helps prevent future rosacea flare-ups.