READ THIS BEFORE YOU REACH FOR THE SHAMPOO
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Shampoo, conditioner and the occasional mask have been the haircare protocol for as long as we can remember, but it might be time to rethink these three basics. With an increased focus on the scalp and the role it plays in healthy hair growth, a pre-shampoo product movement is upon us. From scrubs to protein-rich treatments, what you do before you shampoo may just be the key to strong, shiny strands.
Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Dream Come True Wonderful Pre-Wash Protein Treatment ($32)
This fortifying and strengthening mask may seem similar to the products youâ€™ve been using for deep conditioning after washing your hair, but, alas, itâ€™s not. Packed with protein that pen
HIGH-TECH TOOLS FOR YOUR TEETH
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Oral care is non-negotiable, and comprehensive mouth maintenance has been linked to overall health. â€œSo many people are concerned about diet and exercise, yet they fail to take proper care of their teeth and gums,â€ explains cosmetic dentist Dr. Brian Kantor of Lowenberg, Lituchy & Kantor in New York City. â€œThereâ€™s a definitive connection between gum disease and higher rates of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and more. A healthy mouth leads to a healthy body, and itâ€™s never too late to start,â€ he says.
In addition to brushing twice a day, you should be flossing and using an antiseptic rinse once a day, and Dr. Kantor also offers these tips for maxi
HAND SOOTHING WHIMSY
What do you get when you cross a whimsical house wares and pottery company with a British natural skincare brand? You get the cute, fun and efficacious Cowshed for MacKenzie-Childs Collection.
MacKenzie-Childs has provided the print for the packaging, and Cowshed has provided two of its iconic products â€“ Grubby Cow and Cow Slip.
Sold at select spas and shop in the U.K., Berlin, New York and Miami, Cowshed follows the philosophy of creating a â€œcomplete range of honest, natural and therapeutic products, made in England using the best organic and wild crafted plant extracts.â€
At bit like the Mad Hatter as a private decorator, MacKenzie-Childs has been creating hand
WINTER SKIN SOS – MOISTURIZE HEAD TO TOE
Dry skin? Cracked lips? Looking like the Lizard of Winter? The winds may blow and the snow might fly, but you can look as though you just stepped off the beach in Belize with the help of the moisturizers and lip balms weâ€™ve rounded up for you.
Even if you canâ€™t get away to the tropics, you can keep your delicate skin from drying out with these tips from Dr. Ligaya Buchbinder, a dermatologist from Boca Raton, Fla.
Donâ€™t shower more than once a day and never in very hot water.
Avoid the over-use of soap.
Apply moisturizing cream while skin is still damp to lock in moisture.
And remember the best way to maintain supple winter skin is to place a protective laye