Avoiding Hair Hassles, Nail Fungus and the Dreaded Summer Yeast Infection
OAKLAND, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- While the pleasures of summer abound, warm weather also brings health and beauty issues that many women aren't prepared for.
Feel your best with these healthy living tips from Nature's Cure for avoiding some elusive summertime pitfalls.
From The Top -- The sun can be as damaging to hair as to skin! After
just one hour of exposure, hair begins shedding its outer layer, resulting
in dullness and drying.
* Prevent: Keep locks lustrous by investing in a fun, lightweight hat for
beach, hikes and gardening. Natural fibers are best for ventilation, and
a wide brim can double as protection for your face and neck. When a hat
just won't do, use hair products formulated to shield UV rays, like
Frederic Fekkai or Phyto Plage's summer line. In a pinch, pull hair back
and smooth on a bit of regular sunscreen (SPF 15 +).
* Fight back: If your mane is fried, restore moisture by combing
conditioner through wet hair -- we like Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep
Recovery Hair Mask for its antioxidant oils -- and covering with a
shower cap and towel for 15-20 minutes. Trapped body heat will help the
moisturizers penetrate. Regain shine with a vinegar and water rinse to
seal cuticles, and try gloss-enhancing pomades or silicone sprays.
The Nether Region -- Though rarely discussed, 75 percent of women get a
yeast infection at some point. Wet swimwear, sweat and tight clothes in
warm weather provide the perfect environment for candida yeast to
proliferate, triggering a yeast infection.
* Prevent: Avoid damp clothes or tight garments made from non-ventilating
synthetic materials, like leggings, skinny jeans, or thong underwear. If
you're a water-baby or slave to fashion, you may need to be more
proactive. L. acido
|SOURCE Nature's Cure|
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