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Sun Spots

Brown spots, like age spots or freckles, are small, flat areas no bigger than the tip of your finger. We treat those spots with Intense Pulse Light treatments. IPL treatments are an easy way to target the dark pigmenting cells without damaging the regular skin cells. These treatments deliver energy to darkly pigmented cells. Then those cells die and flake off. The cells without the dark pigment don’t absorb the energy.

Chemical peels can also be very effective with sunspots but sometimes require several treatments. If you choose this route, preparation is key.

Damage from UV rays can cause major changes in the skin’s appearance and structure, including thinner skin, drier skin, less elasticity, increase in wrinkles or sagging, and reduced production of collagen and elastin.

Melasma

Melasma is a common skin problem that typically appears as brown or gray patches. It most commonly occurs on the face, especially on cheeks, the bridge of the nose, forehead, chin, and upper lip. However, melasma can also develop on parts of the body that receive sun exposure, including the forearms and neck. Although it is not yet clear what causes melasma, the American Academy of Dermatology suggests that sun exposure, a change in hormones, and irritating skin care products can all contribute to the development of the skin condition. Furthermore, women and people with darker skin complexions are more likely to develop melasma.

Sun Damage

Excessive sun exposure is the most significant cause of aging skin. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun contributes to premature skin aging and skin texture changes, among other conditions:

  • Coarse wrinkles, especially on the back of the neck
  • Fine wrinkles caused by thinning of the skin, especially on the forearms and back of hands
  • Excessive bruising from minor trauma
  • Pigment changes, such as brown spots, freckles, age spots, and liver spots
  • White spots on legs, arms, and the back of hands
  • Red areas on the sides of the neck
  • Moles – some of which can develop into skin cancer
  • Pre-cancerous skin changes, including actinic keratosis

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If you are experiencing the appearance of premature aging, including brown spots, dullness, discoloration, melasma, loss of radiance, age spots, and/or fine lines, the I’M FABULOUS COSMETICS lightening regimen is great to use when it comes to treating stubborn skin hyperpigmentation issues and is free of Hydroquinone and toxic preservative.

I’M FABULOUS COSMETICS products contain Vitamin C, alpha-hydroxy acid, kojic acid, salicylic acid, licorice, retinol, TCA and antioxidants to help reduce free radical damage. Depending on the severity of your skin hyperpigmentation.

The https://www.imfabulouscosmetics.com I’M FABULOUS COSMETICS line helps to restore the appearance of a bright, even complexion by clearing away dull dead skin cells, supporting vibrant skin renewal and protecting fresh new cells from UV radiation and other effects of the environment for a long-term solution to a radiant complexion.

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I’M FABULOUS COSMETICS skin care products are mostly fragrance-free, organic, vegan, free of paraben, silicone, toxic preservatives and hydroquinone.

Sun damage on the arms and legs has been difficult to treat.   Not only is it often unsightly – blotchy brown and red – but also is the area where skin cancers and precancerous spots begin.

People of all skin types develop sun-damaged skin on the face, chest and neck, the hands and arms, and the legs. Sun damage occurs from repeated long-term exposure to UVA and UVB, resulting in brown spots (liver spots, sun freckles), dilated blood vessels and fine lines and wrinkles. Fortunately, there is multiple sun damaged skin treatments that our providers at Advanced Dermatology can employ.

Now several researchers are using a multilayered approach to treating sun damage on the arms and legs which makes sense to me and is yielding good results (in expert hands only please).  For the arms and legs, combining a glycolic or light TCA peel (for the texture). The best is definitely TCA based peel.

Age spots are the little skin blemishes that develop on the skin that are associated with aging and exposure to the harsh radiation of the suns UV rays. Age spots are sometimes referred to as brown spots, stains, or sun spots, and despite the liver spot nickname, have no association with the liver.

Age spots are flat, unlike moles, and range in color from light brown to black. You can generally find these spots in the areas of your skin most exposed to the sun, such as on your arms, face, shoulders, and forehead. Age spots on the hands are extremely common.

The skin protects itself against cuts and other traumas through bruises and scars. In the same way, age spots are the skins defense against the suns damage.

Medically, these spots are known as lentigos or liver spots. They are also believed to be a genetic inheritance and could relate to a bad diet, lack of exercise and poor liver function.

As the skin ages, it is less able to regenerate itself from the suns damage. These little tan, brown, grey and black spots appear on the skin’s surface. The skin’s pigment, called melanin, accumulates on the surface (epidermis) and form these little collections of darker marks that are noticeable on the skin. They most commonly occur in the areas that are most often exposed to the sun; the arms, legs, neck, shoulders, chest and facial area. Since the liver spots are caused by age and sun exposure, they can, therefore, occur on all skin types. Too many people allow these unsightly skin blemishes go unaddressed.

Fortunately, they are not harmful. They are just a sign of the years gone by. However, it is important to notice any radical changes in size, color, or relief of these blemishes. Should any strange changes occur immediately consult your medical doctor.

Protecting the skin properly at a young age will prevent not only age spots but also serious skin diseases such as skin cancer. This will not only protect against blemishes and diseases but also those unwanted fine lines and wrinkles. Even if you already have these age spots you can prevent them from getting worse by looking after and protecting your skin now. It’s never too late.

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That’s because the sun gives off ultraviolet (UV) light that damages your skin and causes sunburn. Over time, these rays can lead to wrinkles, dark spots, and other problem areas. The result: You can add years to your looks. Research shows that UV exposure is the reason behind 80% of your skin’s aging.

To protect itself from the damaging effects of the sun, your skin increases its production of the dark brown pigment called melanin. The extra melanin makes your skin look darker or sun-tanned. In some cases, the sun causes an uneven increase in melanin production, which produces irregular coloring (pigmentation) of the skin. The sun can also cause a permanent stretching of small blood vessels, giving your skin a mottled, reddish appearance.

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Melanin is the dark brown pigment in the top layer of skin (epidermis) that gives skin its color.

This pigment protects the deeper layers of skin from sun damage. The more melanin in the skin, the darker the skin appears and the more protection it has against sun damage.

People with medium or dark complexions naturally have more protection than do people with lighter complexions. But they still can experience sun damage. This man’s face shows signs of sun damage — increased areas of irregular pigmentation and wrinkles.

Ultraviolet radiation breaks down the skin’s connective tissue — collagen and elastin fibers — that lies in the deeper layer of skin (dermis). Without the supportive connective tissue, the skin loses its strength and flexibility. This condition, known as solar elastosis (e-las-TOE-sis), is characterized by vertical creases, deep wrinkles, and loose or sagging skin.

Melasma

Also referred to as “mask of pregnancy,” melasma (muh-LAZ-muh) is a brown darkening of facial skin. Melasma likely occurs from a combination of factors, including exposure to sunlight and an increase in the female hormones estrogen and progesterone.

Melasma often affects women who:

  • Have dark skin
  • Take oral contraceptives or hormone therapy
  • Are pregnant

The dark patches usually occur on the cheeks and forehead. Melasma usually fades during winter months in northern latitudes but returns in spring. It also tends to fade after pregnancy or when you stop taking oral contraceptives or hormone therapy.

Lentigo maligna

Lentigo maligna is a type of growth that develops in areas of long-term sun exposure, such as your face, hands or legs. Lentigo maligna starts as a dark flat spot that slowly darkens and enlarges. Eventually the spot may develop into a melanoma, a type of skin cancer that begins in the top layer of skin and then invades the underlying skin layer. See your doctor if you notice a:

  • New skin growth
  • Bothersome change in your skin
  • Change in the appearance or texture of a mole
  • Sore that doesn’t heal or a bruise that fades and returns

Photoprotection. Vitamin C limits the damage induced by ultraviolet (UV) light exposure. Vitamin C is not a “sunscreen” because it does not absorb light in the UVA or UVB spectrum. Rather, the antioxidant activity of vitamin C protects against UV-induced damage caused by free radicals.

When the skin endures ultraviolet ray exposure from the sun, burning and cell damage occurs. The skin attempts to repair by releasing melanin, the chemical that produces skin bronzing. Skin cells undergo DNA repair but depending on the severity of the sun damage, new cells may have alterations in coloration or texture. Irreparable DNA damage may lead to the abnormal cell reproduction commonly associated with skin cancer.

NIACIN (VITAMIN B3): THE SCIENCE OF REPAIRING DAMAGED SKIN

Laboratory studies indicate that Vitamin B3, also known as niacin, niacinamide or nicotinic acid, stimulates and ensures healthy DNA repair while increasing the rate of cellular reproduction. The vitamin also decreases the amount of healing time, interferes with melanin production and release. The result of applying B3 containing products includes the development of healthier, younger-looking skin.

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Scientists found that these regenerative properties do not only aid in the healing of sun damaged skin. By directly encouraging skin cell reproduction, Vitamin B3 deters the effects that accompany the natural aging process because cellular reproduction decreases with age.

The vitamin also enhances general skin appearance by encouraging lipid production, which acts as a protective barrier that retains moisture beneath the skin. Besides providing a better general appearance, properly hydrated skin becomes less susceptible to damage or irritation. Further investigation of Vitamin B3 also suggests that the vitamin acts as a natural exfoliant by encouraging the removal of accumulated dead skin cells that affect skin color and texture.

We love the following products for sun damage and skin lightening without the harmful Hydroquinone:

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Sunbathing and sun exposure can put you at risk for serious medical problems. Damage to the skin, including abnormal discoloration, wrinkling, or skin cancer, can result from overexposure to the sun.

You better off using bronzer oil and creams to look tan then actually sunbathing. At the end, you will want to spend thousands of dollars trying to fix your skin with lightening skin serums, skin peels or laser treatments.

To protect itself from the damaging effects of the sun, your skin increases its production of the dark brown pigment called melanin. The extra melanin makes your skin look darker or sun-tanned. In some cases, the sun causes an uneven increase in melanin production, which produces irregular coloring (pigmentation) of the skin. The sun can also cause a permanent stretching of small blood vessels, giving your skin a mottled, reddish appearance.

Melanin is the dark brown pigment in the top layer of skin (epidermis) that gives skin its color. This pigment protects the deeper layers of skin from sun damage. The more melanin in the skin, the darker the skin appears and the more protection it has against sun damage.

People with medium or dark complexions naturally have more protection than do people with lighter complexions. But they still can experience sun damage. This man’s face shows signs of sun damage — increased areas of irregular pigmentation and wrinkles.

To help stop or even reverse sun damage to the skin:

Exfoliate. The buildup of stratum corneum (the dead, outermost skin cell layer) can make skin appear blotchy and uneven. Also, remnants of self-tanning products can collect in typically dry areas (such as the elbows), causing the skin to lose its luster and appear “dirty.” Loofahs, scrubs, alpha hydroxy acid (AHA)* cleansers, and home microdermabrasion kits (in which tiny crystals are sprayed on the skin) can remove dead skin cells, leaving skin looking smoother.

Use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. Sunscreen is one of the keys to radiant, youthful-looking skin. Daily use may even lower your long-term risk of skin cancer. By reducing your daily sun exposure, sunscreen allows your skin time to heal and your immune system the chance to repair some existing damage.

Stay away from the sun as much as possible especially for a longer period of time.

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Hormonal influences are the main cause of a particular kind of hyperpigmentation known as melasma or chloasma. It’s particularly common among women and is thought to occur when the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone stimulate the overproduction of melanin when the skin is exposed to the sun.

Melasma occurs as a brown to brown-gray patches typically on the face but may also occur on the forearms and chest. The distribution is often symmetric and occurs primarily in pubertal girls and women although adolescent boys may also be affected. While melasma is usually idiopathic, it can be associated with pregnancy or the ingestion of oral contraceptives. Lesions tend to increase in size and degree of hyperpigmentation after sun exposure.

Pigmentation often wanes after pregnancy or discontinuation of oral contraceptives. However, treatment with potent topical sunscreens, bleaching agents (hydroquinone) or pigmented-lesion lasers may be helpful.

Melasma or chloasma spots are similar in appearance to age spots but are larger areas of darkened skin that appear most often as a result of hormonal changes. Pregnancy, for example, can trigger overproduction of melanin that causes the “mask of pregnancy” on the face and darkened skin on the abdomen and other areas. Women who take birth control pills may also develop hyperpigmentation because their bodies undergo similar kind of hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy. If one is really bothered by the pigment, the birth control pills should be stopped.

Changes in skin color can result from outside causes. For example, skin diseases such as acne may leave dark spots after the condition clears. Other causes of dark spots are injuries to the skin, including some surgeries. Freckles are small brown spots that can appear anywhere on the body, but are most common on the face and arms. Freckles are an inherited characteristic.

Sunspots are temporary phenomena on the Sun‘s photosphere that appear as spots darker than the surrounding areas. They are regions of reduced surface temperature caused by concentrations of magnetic field flux that inhibit convection.

White spots on skin tend to show up on the sun-exposed areas of the arms and legs. They differ from brown spots not only in color, but also in why they form. Brown spots are due to excess pigmentation, but white spots occur when skin’spigment is destroyed from years of sun exposure.

Freckles, age spots, and other darkened skin patches can become darker or more pronounced when the skin is exposed to the sun. This happens because melanin absorbs the energy of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays in order to protect the skin from overexposure. The usual result of this process is skin tanning, which tends to darken areas that are already hyperpigmented. Wearing a sunscreen is a must. The sunscreen must be “broad spectrum” (i.e. it blocks both UVA and UVB). A single day of excess sun can undo months of treatment.

Pigmentation means coloring. Skin pigmentation disorders affect the color of your skin. Your skin gets its color from a pigment called melanin. Special cells in the skin make melanin. When these cells become damaged or unhealthy, it affects melanin production. Some pigmentation disorders affect just patches of skin. Others affect your entire body.

If your body makes too much melanin, your skin gets darker. Pregnancy, Addison’s disease, and sun exposure all can make your skin darker. If your body makes too little melanin, your skin gets lighter. Vitiligo is a condition that causes patches of light skin. Albinism is a genetic condition affecting a person’s skin. A person with albinism may have no color, lighter than normal skin color, or patchy missing skin color. Infections, blisters, and burns can also cause lighter skin.

Treatments are commonly used to minimize acne scars and hyperpigmentation, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and correct sun damage issues such as age spots. Foremost, what differentiates skin peels and laser treatments is the procedure itself. … There are two types of lasers: ablative and non-ablative.

It is better to stay away from Hydroquinone and use plant-based skincare instead. The Super white bio serum a plant-based serum is a great alternative to hydroquinone. This organic serum can be used morning and night. The Gorgeous peel, a skin peel with TCA (a relative of vinegar (acetic acid.) When TCA is applied to the skin, it causes the top layers of cells to dry up and peel off over a period of several days to one week.) and multi-acid great to even out the complexion and keep the skin without dead skin cells so that when you apply the lightening serum, it will penetrate the skin better and deeper.

TCA Toner, great for acne, sun damage, scars, wrinkles, reduce pores size, oil reducer, fine lines and dull skin.

Excellent must have toner for daily uses, to keep your skin from aging, acne and to keep a smooth skin. Great for all type of skin. This product is a must-have for TCA peel lover. It is great for daily face cleaning to keep your skin looking young and acne free.

  • Improves skins texture and discoloration caused by sun damage
  • Deeply cleans clogged pores, controls severe Acne, and eliminates blackheads
  • Removes deep wrinkles, strong fine lines, and dark spots on all types of skin, Great for removing age spots
  • Lightens and Removes medium to deep Scars, Reduces the appearance of stretch marks, birthmarks, and stubborn cellulite
  • Greatly minimizes lip creases, crows feet (lines around the eyes), liver spots, and forehead lines, Illuminates and brightens blotchy, dull skin.
  • Skin degreaser
  • Pores Minimizer
  • Oil reducer
100 ml patended Miron glass
Warning: *California residents:  This product can expose you to TCA (INCI: trichloroacetic acid). You may still purchase this product by agreeing to our “Terms and Conditions” during the checkout phase.

Body Peel, TCA Chemical Peel for Home Use, Sun Damage, dull skin and brown spots.

  • Improve the texture and appearance of skin
  • Pose as anti-aging and sun damage treatment of wrinkles
  • Improve acne scars, sun damage, and brown spot
  • Proven acne treatment
  • Reduce age spots, freckles and melasma

An excellent choice for treating problem areas on the arms, legs, back, chest, hands, and feet.

Choose from 30 ml or professional size 100 ml bottle.

If you are going to do legs and arms and other areas we highly recommend the larger size bottle.

Improves the appearance and texture of the skin with a combination of exfoliating, smoothing and brightening ingredients. It is an excellent choice for promoting an even skin tone and clear complexion on the arms, legs, back, chest, hands, and feet. This product is not recommended for dark skin type.

Powerful Actives

  • MALIC ACID: An exfoliating acid that hydrates and brightens and tightens pores
  • TCA (TRICHLOROACETIC ACID): A powerful acid that resurfaces and promotes skin radiance
  • SALICYLIC ACID: A beta hydroxy acid that battles acne-causing bacteria
  • GLYCOLIC ACID: Brighten, exfoliate, refresh, and great for wrinkles.
Dish and brush sold separately. Instruction sheet included.

For: All skin types except overly sensitive. Sun damage / dull skin / brown spots

Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterward.

Disclaimer: Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional skin care provider and or physician. Every skin is different and results may vary. It might take many applications to achieve the desired results. And the results are not guaranteed.

Warning: *California residents:  This product can expose you to TCA (INCI: trichloroacetic acid). You may still purchase this product by agreeing to our “Terms and Conditions” during the checkout phase.

Legal Disclaimer: Information provided within this entire website is intended to be used as general information-only and is in no way intended to replace medical advice, is not to be used as a medical treatment program, nor to diagnose or cure of any disease or medical condition. Always consult with a qualified physician for medical advice. You are solely responsible for the use and misuse of products offered and for all actions and consequences of that use or misuse. Because each person’s skin is unique, we make no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding the effectiveness of products. You are using products listed on our website at your sole risk and are responsible for all actions and consequences of use and misuse. Always patch test products before use.

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FDA December 2, 2002 Posting – Sun Sensitivity
Clients need to be aware that by using glycolic acid and other peeling products, your skin will be more photo-sensitive than normal. It is recommended that you use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15, preferably SPF 30 or higher, after using skin peel products. The FDA recommends using an SPF for one week post-peel.

TCA Cleanser, great for acne, scars, wrinkles, fine lines, dull skin and sun damage.
Excellent must have cleanser to keep your skin from aging, acne and to keep a smooth skin.

Skin degreaser

  • Pores Minimizer
  • Oil reducer

This incredible, highly effective face wash will act as an acne treatment, pore minimizer & oil reducer by removing the top layer of skin, thus leaving you with fresh, healthy, radiant skin!

TREAT MULTIPLE SKIN CONDITIONS! Salicylic Acid reduce acne inflammation and scars, sun damage, blemishes, blackheads, whiteheads, acne, psoriasis, and large pores – all with one simple treatment!

Great for all type of skin. It is great for daily face cleaning.

  • Improves skin’s texture and discoloration caused by sun damage
  • Deeply cleans clogged pores, controls severe Acne, and eliminates blackheads
  • Removes deep wrinkles, strong fine lines, and dark spots on all types of skin, Great for removing age spots
  • Lightens and Removes medium to deep Scars, Reduces the appearance of stretch marks, birthmarks, and stubborn cellulite
  • Greatly minimizes lip creases, crows feet (lines around the eyes), liver spots, and forehead lines, Illuminates and brightens blotchy, dull skin.

ALPHAFLOR® GIGAWHITE  – ECOCERT APPROVED 

Alphaflor® Gigawhite™ is a skin lightener developed from Alpine plants by Pentapharm/DSM.

100 ml

Warning: *California residents:  This product can expose you to TCA (INCI: trichloroacetic acid). You may still purchase this product by agreeing to our “Terms and Conditions” during the checkout phase.

Microneedling treatment can be safely done about once a month or every 4 to 6 weeks. This is the frequency that works best for the majority of patients of all skin types, but some patients find that microneedling treatment more or less frequently than this range works best for their skin and their aesthetic goals. 

Treatments to Maintain Results

After your first round of treatment is completed, and you have obtained your desired results, all subsequent appointments will be used to maintain these results. 

The results of this treatment build gradually, you will be able to have more time between your regular maintenance appointments than your first round. Many patients opt to have regular treatments every 6 to 8 weeks for this purpose.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling creates tiny little holes in the face to stimulate collagen growth. Collagen not only gives the skin its youthful appearance, but also improves elasticity. As we age and with sun damage, collagen is depleted from the skin. This causes our skin to lose its youthful look and feel. With microneedling, we can help increase the production of collagen by making tiny holes in your skin which causes your body to react by creating new collagen – so with this treatment you “trick” the body into thinking there is damage. Electric needling pens are much better than skin rollers and the results are more drastic with the electric pen.

Benefits Of Microneedling:

What Are Results Like?

The results of this procedure are reliable and predictable. Regardless of your age or skin condition, you can be certain that you will experience the desired results. 

How does one maintain youthful glow?

You can maintain a youthful glow by getting regular facials. Microneedling has the added benefit of creating thousands of microscopic channels in your skin, this allows us to get deep into collagen layers to stimulate collagen growth.

What is the length of procedure?

Duration depends on the treatment desired. For example, microneedling may take 15 minutes for face and 30-45 minutes for body. Often times we combine microneedling with other skin rejuvenation procedures such as LED light therapy or radio frequency to give you an optimum youthful glow.

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It’s no secret; women adore long hair. They spend a lot of time and money on haircuts, styling products, and other ways to look beautiful with long hair. But have you ever wondered what matters when it comes to growing your mane? What are the most essential tips that will help you reach your goal faster? We did some research, and here is our top 18 list.

1. Discipline

Make a commitment to yourself that you are going to grow your hair long. You can’t do it halfway, so don’t even try! No breaks, no changes of mind, no stopping in the middle of the way just because you feel bored with your tailbone-length hair. It takes a lot of patience and perseverance, but it is well worth the effort.

2. Good food + plenty of water = healthy hair for life!

It’s that simple. Hair needs to be fed to stay healthy, shiny, and long. If you are not eating enough proteins, vitamin C, or iron, your hair will suffer. The same thing with water intake. If you are not drinking sufficient water every day, your hair won’t grow properly.

2 cups of milk a day provide plenty of calcium which promotes healthy growth of hair and nails.

3. Take care of the skin surrounding your hairline.

Cutting split ends is just half of the job. You also have to take care of your hairline, which is prone to sun damage just like any other part of your face. Regular exfoliation is recommended to get rid of dead skin cells and allow new ones to grow properly (you can do it at home by mixing two tablespoons of baking soda with a teaspoon of olive oil and two teaspoons of lemon juice). Your hair and skin around it will be so happy!

4. Cut your hair frequently

About every two months, you should cut off 1/3rd of your hair or even more if it’s needeĺ. After all, long healthy hair requires that you always keep the same length. So when you get to your desired length, maintain it by trimming a few inches every two months.

5. Protein treatment twice a week

Your hair is damaged from heat styling tools, dying, bleaching, and other chemical treatments you subject it to during the hair care process. To repair them, add some protein into your favorite mask or conditioner and apply it to your hair. You can also use protein treatments only every two weeks if you are not big on masks and conditioners.

6. Weekly hot oil massage

To promote hair growth, mix one-part coconut oil with 3 parts almond or jojoba oil, Microwave it for a few seconds. (If you don’t like to heat up your home) and apply the mixture to your scalp. Use a gentle massage motion and leave it in overnight. At first you should do in the morning is wash your hair with a mild shampoo and conditioner to seal in moisture. After that, apply a serum or leave-in conditioner if desired.

7. Get enough sleep

Hair is growing while we sleep, so make sure you get at least 8 hours of sleep every night. Then, leave your worries in the past and go to bed early. And don’t forget – having enough sleep will help you look younger, so it’s a win-win situation!

8. Shampoo only what needs washing

Washing your hair daily dries it up because of the hot water (if you want to protect your skin around your hairline, do it only every 2nd or 3rd day). When your hair looks greasy and flat, that means it doesn’t need washing.

9. Rinse your hair with chamomile tea

It’s a perfect way to get rid of dandruff and promote healthy hair growth. In a spray bottle, combine one teaspoon of pure organic chamomile tea with two teaspoons of organic apple cider vinegar. Spay it on your scalp, let it sit for a few minutes, and rinse off with cold water.

10. Use castor oil

It’s like the universal medicine – you can use it for anything: as a hot oil treatment (leave it in overnight), as a deep conditioner (apply it to your hair and leave it for an hour or so), or as a styling product (apply some oil onto the ends of your hair).

11. Don’t forget about trims!

As we already mentioned above, you should maintain the same length all the time by cutting off split ends. The main trick is to do it every time you see the first sign of split end (that’s when you should act) or once in two months.

12. Try apple cider vinegar

It will help if your scalp is dry and flaky, so mix some ACV with any other treatment product (such as coconut oil or even plain yogurt) and put it on your scalp. Leave the mixture in overnight and wash it off with shampoo in the morning.

13. Use witch hazel

If you have oily hair, mix one-part witch hazel with two parts water and apply it onto your scalp after washing it. It also helps get rid of dandruff.

14. Use cornstarch instead of dry shampoo

Cornstarch absorbs grease, so it’s perfect for a quick fix when you don’t have time to wash your hair or if you want to stretch out the next washing (for example, the day before an important event). Just sprinkle some corn starch onto your scalp and brush it through your hair.

15. Condition your hair every time you wash it

Washing your locks with cold water will make them shinier and easier to detangle (as well as healthier). In addition, it closes the cuticles, making the hair smoother and silkier.

After washing, your hair is very fragile, so don’t let the shampoo go without leaving any conditioner on your locks. If you think the conditioner weighs down your hair, some shampoos come with a built-in conditioner, or you can try some lighter ones (like a leave-in conditioner) – it’s a good idea to switch every few days.

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16. Use hair serum

It will help you detangle your hair and make it shinier. Just apply some serum onto the ends of your hair after washing (and maybe even once or twice during the day).

17. Apply castor oil every night before going to bed

Massage your scalp with castor oil every day – at night before going to bed. It will promote hair growth and protect your mane from dandruff as well as other problems.

18. Use a comb instead of a brush

After washing your hair, using a wide-toothed comb is much more gentle than brushing it with a regular brush. It will prevent damage and promote smooth, shiny hair.

Conclusion:

Many women, especially those with thin and flat hair, complain that they can’t grow their locks longer than the shoulder. The reason for this may be an improper diet and lack of moisture (and even oil). If you want stronger, healthier hair, eat a nutritious diet – it will not only improve your health, but it will also help your hair grow faster.