Do not let the consumer products fool you. Just because they use it on the stars and other famous people does not mean it will work for you. Shampoos are not “one size fit all”. They contain different ingredients that can damage your hair, such as:
Ammonium Laureth Sulfate
Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate
TEA Laureth Sulfate
TEA Lauryl Sulfate
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
These should not be in shampoos or conditions. Hair, not only, is different in type but as texture. You should find hair products that nourishes your hair, and can make it grow. For example I have thin hair (when straight) and it is naturally curly. To keeps those natural curls, I use a perm one every year or less. I also use Coconut oil and Wen Hair Care treatment. On top of that, I use Biotin. Others are beginning to use Hairfinity (which I also recommend as a hair vitamin).
Using perms, weave, and other chemicals in your hair will constantly damage your hair and thin out your hair. If you need or really want weave in your hair, use real virgin hair and keep it in for a maximum of six months or use clip ons. Again, not everything works on all hair. You need to find out what the texture of your hair, your hair type, the chemicals in products you use (and want to use), and what will make and keep yur hair healthy and clean.
Makeup/Skin Care Products:
Makeup is a world industry for ages as a young adult to anti-agings for older women. You want to keep your face clean but healthy. Not one product works for all skin types. You must know what your skin type is (yes, eve for makeup) because you may be allergic to something you know you are allergic to but could be in the product you use. Many have oily skin, dry skin, sensitive, skin, and for the lucky ones normal skin.
When it comes to your lipstick/lip gloss, eye shadow, mascara, blush, and eyeliner. Choose the right one for you. It should someone match your skin tone or something you wear, it should be an addition to your overall look not the main focus. You can not look like a clown. BB Cream is popular these days, I use it and it nourishes the skin as a makeup.
It you are using a skin care product, make sure it is the right one. Yes, you may have to try it but if you know a chemical is in the product you are allergic to o not use it. I only use two products being that I have sensitive skin. I recommend to use Clean & Clear Advantage Acne control Cleaner. There is an oil-free version as well. It is hypo-allergenic and does not contain the same chemicals used in most (that usually breaks out my skin. Note: When apply cleansers, apply to the neck area too to prevent lost of protein in the skin and sagging of the neck when you age. Soap is also a big deal, I use Dove for sensitive skin. It it inexpensive but one of the few that does not have chemicals in it. There is always an expensive version to everything, if you can afford it go for it. Things like Proactive and and those organic soaps.
I really do not have to explain what food does to your body. It can help you if your eat the right foods in moderation or hinder you if you eat the wrong foods. Do not starve yourself but do not over eat either. Eating healthy takes time and will not happen over night. If you want to limit or stop a food, start with one for example, chips or soda. Those are just empty calories but I do not want to say stop it all together. Limit your intake. Find a favorite snack you like, and eat with moderation. or example, I love ice-cream. I would either eat with a cup with lunch or with a snack. Do not be fooled for the wrong reasons about low-fat foods. Eat them for the right reasons. They are usually low in sugar, and bad fats. Here are some foods I recommend and these can be eaten as snacks:
Low-fat yoplait yogurt
Yogi Green Tea
Yogi Detox Tea
Lemon water (homemade)
Special K Cereal fruit & yogurt
Dark chocolate (one square)
The list is actually endless but these are what I eat.
For fitness, it is not about trying to get the most chiseled arms or six-pack. It is about being healthy. That also takes time. If you haven’t worked out in a while or do not work out. The goal is not to literally start but work on becoming more active. Find something you enjoy doing like tennis, walking, riding a bike, swimming, etc and do it. Work on becoming active first before starting to workout. I being being active one a day will make you more healthier in the one run. Workouts in general varies in age, and ability. I was a tennis athlete in college so I kepis up with working out and playing. If you do to have time, find workouts that tones but shorten your time or incorporate workouts while you do everyday activities like watching TV, shopping, plain with kids, and work. There are endless possibilities but find one that works for you and stick with it.