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There are such seemingly obvious questions in the science of beauty that it is inconvenient to ask them. But it should be. Suppressing the natural modesty, we turned to specialists and learned everything you were shy about asking.


Can I wash my hair with baby shampoo? How will this affect them?

With shampoos the story is the following: adults (conditionally call them so) mostly contain sodium lauryl sulfate (as part of the abbreviation of SLS) is a cleaning agent that removes impurities from the hair and scalp; formulas for children's shampoos are based on amphoteric surfactants (Amphoteric Surfactants). If we translate the above into human language, it turns out that adult shampoos contain more aggressive cleaners that dry the skin, they do not have children's means. "However, shampoos for children are not able to fully remove contaminants, because the hair in adults is thicker and tougher than that of babies," warns Ekaterina Nefedova, MD, dermatologist, tricologist at the Geocosmed.

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And if you're used to pour a ton of styling a day on yourself, then just do not wash your hair. "I would advise using children's shampoos for men: most of them wear short haircuts, because of which the scalp becomes more vulnerable to external irritants, more often flakes. I remember there was such a shampoo "Krya-Krya", I saw the results of its chemical examination - this product can be used even as a foam for washing - before that it is soft, "says Maria Bureiko, top stylist Articoli Salon & Spa.

Almost every brand has its own means for skin care for hands and skin. Can I use one or the other?

Anatomical structure of the skin of the face and hands is different. From dermatologists WH found out about the following: the more some part of the body is removed from the T-zone of the face, the less in this area of ​​the sebaceous glands. It turns out that the palms and feet in this sense are the most deprived. "The skin of the hands produces the least amount of sebum forming a protective film, or a hydrolipid layer, it needs to be moisturized regularly and abundantly," says Ekaterina Turubara, a medical expert at Vichy Laboratories.

Hand creams contain more nutritious and moisturizing ingredients, they are more dense and rich in comparison with facial care. Use them not for their intended purpose is not worth it - you will be uncomfortable. "One of the functions of the lipid layer is to prevent the evaporation of moisture from the surface of the skin. Not only that the protective barrier on the skin of hands is practically absent, it does not remain at all because of frequent contact with water, soap and all kinds of chemicals, "explains the necessity of using special moisturizing agents Catherine Turubara.

Why can not squeeze pimples? And if you really want to?

The biggest misconception that squeezing a pimple is the easiest way to get rid of it. This can not be done under any circumstances: even if you were on a desert island and you only need a needle and alcohol solution. "Acne is an inflammatory element, surrounded by a skin tightening. Thus, the body protects itself from infection - it does everything to isolate microbes and prevent their spread. Above, the pimple is closed by keratinized cells and sebum, another option is that it is deep inside the skin and has no communication with the external environment, "explains Lyudmila Kamelina, dermatovenerologist at the Danishchuk Clinic.

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The needle is not the tool used by the cosmetologist. Do not touch it, you.
And if you try to deal with a malicious surprise mechanically, it is very likely that the protective skin shaft will not withstand the onslaught and the infection will spread further, the pimple will become bigger and scarier, and next morning another one will appear. "There are special cosmetic tools that allow you to expand the flow of the sebaceous gland, and then completely painless and non-traumatic to infer everything that is inside. There are means, loosening the stratum corneum, and medications that open the canal, if the gum is closed. Independently at home, you can clean only non-inflamed elements. And you need to do it right: steam out the skin, apply a peeling-gommage, treat the skin with a disinfectant solution, wrap clean hands with a towel or cotton-wool discs and start the business very carefully, "says Lyudmila Kamelina.

What is the difference between deodorant and antiperspirant?

In short, the deodorant eliminates only the unpleasant odor, and the antiperspirant also its cause. The etymology of these two words confirms our statement: deodorant is the French prefix des, which means "removal", and the Latin word odoratio is "smell"; antiperspirant - Greek prefix anti, that is, "against", and English perspiration - "sweat, sweating." Antiperspirant temporarily blocks sweat glands due to the action of active components (the most common are salts of aluminum, zinc or zirconium). No danger to the body is not borne: through the sweat glands of the armpits, only about 0.6% of the total sweat is released. Deodorant also copes with its responsibilities through water-alcohol solutions of fragrant substances and antimicrobial additives that drown out the unpleasant odor.

How to understand that cosmetics "overdue"? Sometimes it seems to me that I throw it away in vain.

"On any cosmetic product, the manufacturer must indicate either its shelf life or the date of manufacture. If there is no such information, this is an excuse not to buy a tool or get rid of it. The average shelf life of the cream is three years. But the hour X can come earlier, if it was stored in the wrong conditions: in a room where it was too hot or cold, "- explains Lyudmila Kamelina.

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1. Bad smell
This is the first alarm bell that signals that your favorite whey or mask is time for the trash. If you feel a barely perceptible musty smell, you can use the remedy for a few more months, if the smell is sour or rancid - no compromise, throw it away without hesitation.
2. Another texture
Even if the consistency has changed quite a bit, it already says a lot: at the level of the chemical composition, the product undergoes metamorphosis. Take, for example, a body lotion. It can become too thick, liquid or, worse, grainy, as its formula is unstable. At a minimum, your lotion is no longer working, as a maximum, will soon cause skin irritation.

3. Color change The color of the product is very sensitive to light, and if it is in transparent packaging, a slight change in shade is not yet a verdict. But if your favorite scarlet lipstick turns into orange, be a trouble.
4. New life
If the product has gone black dots or on it something began to grow, it means that the bacteria settled there. Throw it out immediately! And for the future: always get the cream from the jar with a special spatula and never add anything to it - neither water nor other care.

I can not live without lip balm: I use it all the time and I want to do it again and again.

It's impossible to call your case dependent from a medical point of view, but, perhaps, your body really needs balm for lips. That's why it can happen. When the skin of the lips just begins to dry and peel off, it sends a signal to the deep (basal) layers of the dermis, so that they begin to produce new cells as soon as possible. When you apply balm on the lips, the speed of the signal being sent decreases, because a protective layer appears that prevents evaporation of moisture.


After some time, your balm safely disappears from the lips, they again become dry, and this unfortunate basal layer begins to produce new and new cells at Stakhanov's pace. He does not have time to work out the proper amount in time, you feel discomfort again, you apply balm, and the deep layer once again receives a signal of approximately this content: "Stop, release, everything is fine." The circle closes, and everything repeats again. It is wrong to refuse lip balm, but try to use it if it is really necessary. And not on the machine or whenever you want to pamper yourself: to feel its fruity aroma and pleasant texture.

At the stage of choice, I like the fragrance, but in business - no. Why does the same smell "sound" quite differently during the day?

Any modern fragrance is a complex mixture of natural and synthetic substances dissolved in alcohol (if more specifically - in ethyl). And alcohol is the first thing that evaporates when the fragrance hits the skin or blotter. Do not rush to conclusions: first wait a few seconds until the alcohol disappears, and only then try, sniff, breathe. Otherwise you will feel only alcoholic couples and will experience disappointment.

When the smell of alcohol is gone, the olfactory pyramid of aroma will begin to unfold - these are the upper notes, then the chords of the heart and the plume. The first is very bright, fleeting, you will immediately feel it, but they will disappear within a few minutes. As a rule, they are obtained from citrus fruits. Heart notes are the main thing in the fragrance, its essence and character, you will feel them within three to four hours after application. Most often they are a rich mixture of floral and fruit chords. Well, for dessert, the bottom (or daisy) notes are like an anchor for the fragrance. They are the heaviest and most complex of the perfume composition, remain in space and on the skin the longest.

To the classic plume notes you can include musk or something woody, sandalwood or cedar. And more: when the fragrance hits the skin, it enters into a chemical reaction with it. This explains why one and the same perfume is revealed in completely different ways on you and your girlfriend. "Everyone has his own, absolutely unique natural smell, which depends on many factors. It is influenced by the type of skin, food addiction, medications and living conditions, "explains Svetlana Shaposhnikova, training manager at Kenzo Parfums.

What Are Embarrassed To Ask About Beauty?

There are such seemingly obvious questions in the science of beauty that it is inconvenient to ask them. But it should be. Suppressing the natural modesty, we turned to specialists and learned everything you were shy about asking.


Can I wash my hair with baby shampoo? How will this affect them?

With shampoos the story is the following: adults (conditionally call them so) mostly contain sodium lauryl sulfate (as part of the abbreviation of SLS) is a cleaning agent that removes impurities from the hair and scalp; formulas for children's shampoos are based on amphoteric surfactants (Amphoteric Surfactants). If we translate the above into human language, it turns out that adult shampoos contain more aggressive cleaners that dry the skin, they do not have children's means. "However, shampoos for children are not able to fully remove contaminants, because the hair in adults is thicker and tougher than that of babies," warns Ekaterina Nefedova, MD, dermatologist, tricologist at the Geocosmed.

What Are Embarrassed To Ask About Beauty

And if you're used to pour a ton of styling a day on yourself, then just do not wash your hair. "I would advise using children's shampoos for men: most of them wear short haircuts, because of which the scalp becomes more vulnerable to external irritants, more often flakes. I remember there was such a shampoo "Krya-Krya", I saw the results of its chemical examination - this product can be used even as a foam for washing - before that it is soft, "says Maria Bureiko, top stylist Articoli Salon & Spa.

Almost every brand has its own means for skin care for hands and skin. Can I use one or the other?

Anatomical structure of the skin of the face and hands is different. From dermatologists WH found out about the following: the more some part of the body is removed from the T-zone of the face, the less in this area of ​​the sebaceous glands. It turns out that the palms and feet in this sense are the most deprived. "The skin of the hands produces the least amount of sebum forming a protective film, or a hydrolipid layer, it needs to be moisturized regularly and abundantly," says Ekaterina Turubara, a medical expert at Vichy Laboratories.

Hand creams contain more nutritious and moisturizing ingredients, they are more dense and rich in comparison with facial care. Use them not for their intended purpose is not worth it - you will be uncomfortable. "One of the functions of the lipid layer is to prevent the evaporation of moisture from the surface of the skin. Not only that the protective barrier on the skin of hands is practically absent, it does not remain at all because of frequent contact with water, soap and all kinds of chemicals, "explains the necessity of using special moisturizing agents Catherine Turubara.

Why can not squeeze pimples? And if you really want to?

The biggest misconception that squeezing a pimple is the easiest way to get rid of it. This can not be done under any circumstances: even if you were on a desert island and you only need a needle and alcohol solution. "Acne is an inflammatory element, surrounded by a skin tightening. Thus, the body protects itself from infection - it does everything to isolate microbes and prevent their spread. Above, the pimple is closed by keratinized cells and sebum, another option is that it is deep inside the skin and has no communication with the external environment, "explains Lyudmila Kamelina, dermatovenerologist at the Danishchuk Clinic.

What Are Embarrassed To Ask About Beauty

The needle is not the tool used by the cosmetologist. Do not touch it, you.
And if you try to deal with a malicious surprise mechanically, it is very likely that the protective skin shaft will not withstand the onslaught and the infection will spread further, the pimple will become bigger and scarier, and next morning another one will appear. "There are special cosmetic tools that allow you to expand the flow of the sebaceous gland, and then completely painless and non-traumatic to infer everything that is inside. There are means, loosening the stratum corneum, and medications that open the canal, if the gum is closed. Independently at home, you can clean only non-inflamed elements. And you need to do it right: steam out the skin, apply a peeling-gommage, treat the skin with a disinfectant solution, wrap clean hands with a towel or cotton-wool discs and start the business very carefully, "says Lyudmila Kamelina.

What is the difference between deodorant and antiperspirant?

In short, the deodorant eliminates only the unpleasant odor, and the antiperspirant also its cause. The etymology of these two words confirms our statement: deodorant is the French prefix des, which means "removal", and the Latin word odoratio is "smell"; antiperspirant - Greek prefix anti, that is, "against", and English perspiration - "sweat, sweating." Antiperspirant temporarily blocks sweat glands due to the action of active components (the most common are salts of aluminum, zinc or zirconium). No danger to the body is not borne: through the sweat glands of the armpits, only about 0.6% of the total sweat is released. Deodorant also copes with its responsibilities through water-alcohol solutions of fragrant substances and antimicrobial additives that drown out the unpleasant odor.

How to understand that cosmetics "overdue"? Sometimes it seems to me that I throw it away in vain.

"On any cosmetic product, the manufacturer must indicate either its shelf life or the date of manufacture. If there is no such information, this is an excuse not to buy a tool or get rid of it. The average shelf life of the cream is three years. But the hour X can come earlier, if it was stored in the wrong conditions: in a room where it was too hot or cold, "- explains Lyudmila Kamelina.

What Are Embarrassed To Ask About Beauty

1. Bad smell
This is the first alarm bell that signals that your favorite whey or mask is time for the trash. If you feel a barely perceptible musty smell, you can use the remedy for a few more months, if the smell is sour or rancid - no compromise, throw it away without hesitation.
2. Another texture
Even if the consistency has changed quite a bit, it already says a lot: at the level of the chemical composition, the product undergoes metamorphosis. Take, for example, a body lotion. It can become too thick, liquid or, worse, grainy, as its formula is unstable. At a minimum, your lotion is no longer working, as a maximum, will soon cause skin irritation.

3. Color change The color of the product is very sensitive to light, and if it is in transparent packaging, a slight change in shade is not yet a verdict. But if your favorite scarlet lipstick turns into orange, be a trouble.
4. New life
If the product has gone black dots or on it something began to grow, it means that the bacteria settled there. Throw it out immediately! And for the future: always get the cream from the jar with a special spatula and never add anything to it - neither water nor other care.

I can not live without lip balm: I use it all the time and I want to do it again and again.

It's impossible to call your case dependent from a medical point of view, but, perhaps, your body really needs balm for lips. That's why it can happen. When the skin of the lips just begins to dry and peel off, it sends a signal to the deep (basal) layers of the dermis, so that they begin to produce new cells as soon as possible. When you apply balm on the lips, the speed of the signal being sent decreases, because a protective layer appears that prevents evaporation of moisture.


After some time, your balm safely disappears from the lips, they again become dry, and this unfortunate basal layer begins to produce new and new cells at Stakhanov's pace. He does not have time to work out the proper amount in time, you feel discomfort again, you apply balm, and the deep layer once again receives a signal of approximately this content: "Stop, release, everything is fine." The circle closes, and everything repeats again. It is wrong to refuse lip balm, but try to use it if it is really necessary. And not on the machine or whenever you want to pamper yourself: to feel its fruity aroma and pleasant texture.

At the stage of choice, I like the fragrance, but in business - no. Why does the same smell "sound" quite differently during the day?

Any modern fragrance is a complex mixture of natural and synthetic substances dissolved in alcohol (if more specifically - in ethyl). And alcohol is the first thing that evaporates when the fragrance hits the skin or blotter. Do not rush to conclusions: first wait a few seconds until the alcohol disappears, and only then try, sniff, breathe. Otherwise you will feel only alcoholic couples and will experience disappointment.

When the smell of alcohol is gone, the olfactory pyramid of aroma will begin to unfold - these are the upper notes, then the chords of the heart and the plume. The first is very bright, fleeting, you will immediately feel it, but they will disappear within a few minutes. As a rule, they are obtained from citrus fruits. Heart notes are the main thing in the fragrance, its essence and character, you will feel them within three to four hours after application. Most often they are a rich mixture of floral and fruit chords. Well, for dessert, the bottom (or daisy) notes are like an anchor for the fragrance. They are the heaviest and most complex of the perfume composition, remain in space and on the skin the longest.

To the classic plume notes you can include musk or something woody, sandalwood or cedar. And more: when the fragrance hits the skin, it enters into a chemical reaction with it. This explains why one and the same perfume is revealed in completely different ways on you and your girlfriend. "Everyone has his own, absolutely unique natural smell, which depends on many factors. It is influenced by the type of skin, food addiction, medications and living conditions, "explains Svetlana Shaposhnikova, training manager at Kenzo Parfums.

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