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How to Treat Ingrown Hairs

Let’s face it: ingrown hairs happen when hair removal is a part of your daily routine. Painful and annoying, knowing how to treat ingrown hairs can help lessen their occurrence and alleviate your discomfort. 

An ingrown hair occurs when the hair grows into the skin instead of straight up. The first sign of an ingrown hair is often a red, swollen, and itchy bump. In some cases, the bump fills with pus and the skin around the ingrown hair may darken.

Aromatherapy: The Power of Scent

Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils and other aromatic plant compounds to provide an alternative therapy for relieving stress, improving sleep, and promoting relaxation. While studies are inconclusive about whether aromatherapy really works, essential oils reveal levels of antimicrobial activity, including specific properties such as antiviral, antifungal, and antioxidant. To benefit from aromatherapy, the best applications are topical and inhalation.

11 Ways to Practice Self-Care

Slowing down before the holiday crunch to practice self-care is a must. We need rest. When we take the time to care for ourselves, we recharge and are better equipped to care for others. If you find yourself running from one thing to the next, it might be time to slow down and indulge in some simple self-care practices.

7 Ways to Combat Acne at Every Age

Many people consider acne a problem for teens alone. However, this assumption is actually pretty off-base. In fact, as many as 60 million Americans suffer from this condition and approximately 20% of those individuals are adults.

Acne can cause self-confidence issues, it can leave behind scars, and worst of all, it’s often painful. Therefore, it’s something that must be cared for. However, in many cases, this is easier said than done. You see, acne tends to be quite stubborn and fighting it off can take a lot of patience and work.

Lip Care 101

You use your lips everyday for talking, eating, and drinking, but how often do you really think about how you treat them? The lips are one of the most vulnerable parts of the body, and it’s important that we take good care of them—both to keep them looking nice as well as feeling healthy.

Here are 5 tips to help you give your lips the best care possible.

 

1. Stay Hydrated

4 Great Spa Gifts to Get Your Friends (or Yourself)

The holiday season may have passed a while ago, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have to make other shopping lists this year. After all, every friend and family member deserves to receive something great every once in a while – be it for a birthday or just a special surprise – and making a list is a surefire way to ensure you don’t forget a single soul. 

That said, sometimes it’s hard to know what in the world to buy for somebody. This is especially true if the person in question already has everything they could possibly need.