10 Must Know Tips for Hair Loss PreventionFind support, advice and suggestions designed to really help you get your hair back to looking its best.
Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!Hair growth starts to change at a certain point in our lives. Looking for hair loss tips as well as hair loss treatment? Find support, advice and suggestions designed to really help you get your hair back to looking its best.The hair loss problem We all would like to think that our hair will be around forever, but the reality is that thinning hair is an eventuality for most of us. However, hair loss prevention as well as hair loss treatment are both options to help you make the most out of your hair-related genetics. When it comes to stopping or reducing hair loss as much as possible, here are some realistic and practical tips to give your hair growth a boost. It’s easier than you think! Hair loss at its root It’s important to understand the actual reason that you’re noticing thinning hair, as the cause of it will determine what you can do about it, as well as promote new hair growth as much as possible. There are two main approaches you can consider. Stopping hair loss refers specifically to causes that are not related to genetics or biology. For example, infections, stress or other significant emotional difficulty can lead to premature hair loss. In this case. Hair loss treatment would be getting through the trauma and recovering emotionally. Hair growth will start again as normal. Medications can also be counted in this category. When it comes to reducing hair loss, however, this is focused more on the idea that your hair is going to thin out or break no matter what. The goal, in these cases, is to prioritize hair loss prevention rather than stop it. These causes of hair loss, for example, include genetics (pattern baldness in the family), hormone imbalances (PCOS, for example) and more. If you need support in figuring out whether you can stop or just reduce hair loss, consider talking to a hair stylist as well as a dermatologist. Both should be experienced in their fields and can offer you recommendations based on what they see and diagnose, respectively. The goals for stopping or reducing hair loss may be different in what “success” looks like, but both are absolutely possible by taking a look at these realistic and supportive hair loss tips.Best tips to stop hair lossIdeally, it’d be nice to stop hair loss before it happened by knowing what the problem is. Since that’s not always possible, here are some considerations to help you get to the bottom of the issue.1. Check with your doctor about birth control or hormone supplements: One of the biggest causes for temporary or unexpected hair loss is medication such as hormone supplements or birth controls. Even the act of switching from one brand to another could be enough for you to notice thinning hair. Check with your doctor about lightening your dosage, or switching to a more hair-friendly kind of medication. 2. Aggressive styling or product use: If you regularly perm, dye or treat your hair with a lot of products and styling tools (ie: curling iron or flat iron), you’ll notice that your hair will weaken and break. Sometimes it will even fall out. Take it easy with any and all of these things and you should start seeing health hair growth again. 3. Up your protein intake: Sometimes being protein deficient can cause hair loss, so the ideal hair loss treatment, then, is to up your protein. Since keratin is a protein and it is what is responsible for healthy hair growth, it makes sense that you need to keep feeding yourself healthy proteins. If you need help with this, consider a protein supplement.4. Meditation and stress relievers: Stress and emotional trauma, as you’ve read, can create hair thinning and baldness, even. Get a handle on your stress by making time and space for meditation and other stress relievers such as a spa visit. 5. Massage or natural scalp treatments:Along those same lines, consider scalp treatments such as olive oil, onion juice, or massage. Having “pampering” specifically to your scalp can be great, targeted support.Best tips to help reduce hair lossWhile it would be nice to simply be able to keep our look healthy and thick, sometimes hair care has to be more focus on hair loss prevention instead. These hair loss tips are more focused on dealing with on-going hair loss due to biological factors that are, unfortunately, beyond fixing as far as the cause.1. Medications such as minoxidil: You’ll find that medications such as the well-loved minoxidil can be helpful for keeping hair strong and resistant to breakage. It can also slow down the hair loss process itself when started early enough.2. Rosemary oil and/or vitamin B5: Both of these supplements can be added into hair tonics or shampoos. They are great for strengthening the scalp as well to make sure that follicles stay healthy and active for as long as possible.3. Deep-treat with coconut products:Coconut oil, coconut milk and such products can all be helpful for moisturizing the scalp and protecting hair. When you are looking at hair loss treatment that focuses on masks or other salves, coconut oil is a trustworthy ingredient for scalp, skin and hair.4. Switch to a gentle and mild shampoo: Sometimes shampoos can be too harsh on hair and scalp. Consider relying on a mild and gentle shampoo. There are many natural options you can rely on. When in doubt, go with one designed for babies or toddlers! Plus, the smell is great too. 5. Get dermatologist support: Professional help is always great when it comes to protecting your scalp’s help. A dermatologist can diagnose the cause of the hair loss and also help you protect your follicles, hair shaft, and length for as long as possible. For the right support for reducing hair loss as well as the look of hair loss, this is the right professional for the job. Pick the right hair loss treatment for youReducing and stopping hair loss are both possible when you know what tips to rely on to lead you down the right path. Pick the best options for you and enjoy those glossy locks again.
Jan. 10, 2020
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Tips from a derm for exercise induced acne
With a new year comes resolutions, many involving healthier lifestyles and exercise. So why let exercise induced acne hold you back from achieving these healthier choices. Exercising can cause excessive sweating-leading to increased oils, dirt, friction, and even bacteria on your skin leading to acne. This can manifest as facial or truncal acne (think backne), often known as acne mechanica or folliculitis. Cleansing properly is incredibly important for preventing exercise induced acne. It’s important to remove all makeup prior to working out. Gently shower with lukewarm water immediately after sweating. If a shower is not available, reach for a cleansing wipe. Clean, loose-fitting moisture wicking attire is key. This helps prevent friction and additional bacteria and sweat from dirty clothing. In addition to wiping down all gym equipment, don’t forget about the stuff that hits your skin regularly such as headphones, watches, and headbands. Most importantly, don’t forget sunscreen and gentle moisturizers. Favorite OTC products: Cleansers: PanOxyl - Acne Foaming Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Maximum StrengthCeraVe - Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser Wipes: Simple - Micellar Make-Up Remover WipesLA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Clarifying Oil-Free Cleansing Towelettes Treatments: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Adapalene Gel .01% Topical Retinoid Acne TreatmentDIFFERIN - 0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump
Cleanse your skin like a pro
Cleansing is the first step of any skin regime, and it's essential to your skin's health that it is done correctly. Cleansing the skin removes makeup, sunscreen, and impurities/pollution built up from the day. Always use a Ph balanced cleanser to avoid compromising your skin's barrier. I generally switch out my gel cleanser for milk or balm in the winter months as my skin becomes drier. I find milk or balms more hydrating and soothing for the skin. My go-to right now is BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Lait Vip O2 Oxygenating Milk Cleanser paired with either the mini glove Biologique Recherche or the Luna Cleaning tool FOREO - LUNA Mini 2 Facial Cleansing Brush Fuchsia to aid deeper cleaning and increase blood circulation while massaging the skin. Try not to skip cleansing at night no matter how sleepy you are, sleeping with your makeup on goes far beyond clogged pores. Sleeping with your makeup on in the long term will prematurely age your skin due to the breakdown of collagen from environmental pollutants left on the skin. Always cleanse your skin twice at night. Double cleansing is key in removing makeup and sunscreen effectively. Makeup and sunscreen are designed to stick to the skin, and one cleanse just not going to cut it. Use colder water, never hot water to cleanse your skin. Heat is not your skin's friend; it can cause tewl (transepidermal water loss), lead to irritation, dehydration and sensitivity. Avoid cleansing the skin in the shower, the water is generally too hot, and the shower's pressure can lead to burst vessels. Pat dry, do not aggressively rub your skin with a towel - I hear too many times people rub their skin aggressively with a dry face cloth to exfoliate the skin - stop it. Be gentle with your skin; there are better ways to exfoliate your skin - trust me. Which moves me on to P50 lotions BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - LOTION P50 PIGM 400 Follow your cleansing routine with the correct P50 lotion for your skin type. P50 lotion is a gentle but effective way to exfoliate, hydrate the skin while maintaining the skin's Ph and respecting its barrier function. My go-to P50 right now is Pig400 which also targets hyperpigmentation concerns. More tips and tricks on cleansing the skin below https://www.kimberlydematos.com/post/the-art-of-cleansing Dm for p50 recommendations.
Which moisturizer is right for my skin type?
A little bit of moisturizing a day keeps the dry skin away! Moisturizing is crucial to a healthy skin barrier. All 𝗺𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿𝘀 help with dry skin. Yet, not all moisturizers are created equal. So, how do you choose the 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗺𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿 for your skin? I am breaking it down today for #WinterSkinReliefDay. In general, 𝗺𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿𝘀 provide a little bit of water to the skin and contain a greasy substance that holds it in. 𝗠𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿𝘀 are formulated in 𝟯 𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀: ✅ 𝗢𝗰𝗰𝗹𝘂𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀: greasy/oily and block the evaporation of water from your skin. 💦 𝗛𝘂𝗺𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀: pull water into the top layer of your skin both from the air and from deeper layers of the skin. 🧖🏾♀️ 𝗘𝗺𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀: not really moisturizering but rather to make the skin feel smooth by replacing absent skin the lipids and oils to fill in all the cracks on the skin, helping smooth out the surface of your skin and repair your skin’s barrier. Here is a cheat sheet to help you select the appropriate moisturizer for your skin. 𝗣𝗿𝗼 𝘁𝗶𝗽𝘀 📅 𝗠𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘆, regardless of your skin type. Even oily skin needs moisturizing every day with the right type of moisturizer. Please avoid moisturizing reactively, aka moisturizering 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 when your skin is dry. 🚿 Always apply to 𝗱𝗮𝗺𝗽 𝘀𝗸𝗶𝗻. P.S I keep my moisturizer in my shower to apply right after I towel off gently. 🔑 𝗨𝘀𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿. This is key for the winter 🥶 months. You need both a humectant which draw moisture to the skin and occlusive ingredients which keep water from evaporating off of your skin. 🌓𝗨𝘀𝗲 𝗮 𝗵𝘂𝗺𝗶𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗲𝗿. This is really important in the winter if you are using humectant heavy moisturizer. The dry air can pull the water out of your skin. Sounds crazy right? 🚫𝗔𝘃𝗼𝗶𝗱 𝗳𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴. Even if you do not have sensitive skin. Fragrance and coloring are just a set up for possible irritation/allergy and no one has time for that. 🦶🏾 𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗲𝗰𝗸. They too need some TLC. #skincaretips #moisturizer #skincareroutine #skincareproducts #dermatologist #dermatology
Derm Q&A Zoom Panel🎤
Is skincare at the top of your resolution list? 💫 We can help! We're partnering with TWO amazing dermatologists,@skindocminaand@Culskinto answer your skincare questions in an EXCLUSIVE zoom panel this month. There will also be a derm-curated selection of FREE skincare goodies sent to all attendees. Want a chance to join? We're giving away 5 seats right here on cherie! How to enter: - Comment with a skin question you always wanted to ask a derm Disclaimer: Must be 18+ years of age to enter, open to US and CANADA residents only. Begins 1/06/2021 and ends on 1/13/2021 at 11:59 PM PST. Winners will be selected on 1/14/2021. Winners will be chosen at random & will be sent a Direct Message (DM) for further information shortly after selection. Winners must respond to DM within 24 hours to claim their seat. If failure to respond to DM within 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
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