Talc, Talcum Powder And How To Use It

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Wikipedia defines Talc as “a mineral composed of hydrated magnesium silicate…. In loose form, it is the widely used substance known as talcum powder.”  Talcum powder helps cut down on friction and absorbs moisture, making it useful for keeping skin dry and helping prevent rashes. It is widely used in products like as baby powder and adult body and facial powders, as well as in a number of other consumer products.  But it’s use does not come without some contention.

Hair Tonic: What It Is And How To Use It

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Hair tonic is an “old school” hair styling product.  It makes the hair look glossier (though some say greasier), something which many people viewed as a sign of healthy hair.  The oils in the hair tonic also help hold the hair in place, making it easier to style, much like mousse or hair spray.   They differ from other hair styling products in that they are almost always a liquid (except for “pomade,” a hair tonic that comes in a gelatinous or other semi-solid form), with mineral oil or liquid petroleum jelly being the primary ingredient.  Some types may also include ingredients…

5 Skin Myths Exposed

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Dr. Rebecca Baxt is a board certified Manhattan and New Jersey dermatologist who empathizes with her patients who feel they are doing everything ‘right’ and still are unsatisfied with the appearance of their skin. What’s more, she often sees patients who feel they are doomed to bad skin based on myths that “you get the genes your parents have.” Here are the top 5 skin care myth’s she sees, and the truth behind them:

Fragrance 101; or “What exactly is a top note anyways?”

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I never used to be one to fret too much about how I smelled, as long as it wasn’t “stinky”. I used to only have a single bottle of aftershave, which I used infrequently at best. And then I got into wetshaving, and realized that a lot of the soaps and creams that I thought were so wonderful had corresponding colognes and aftershaves. When I figured out that I could smell like Taylor of Old Bond Street’s Jermyn Street soap all day? Yes please!

A Quick Guide to Choosing the Right Shampoo

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How much time do we really spend on choosing the best shampoo for our hair? Apparently not much at all based on this funny graph I found on Facebook. And, for good reason! I mean, how interested are we really about getting the right shine, bounce, or texture for our hair? Usually it’s all about the right smell, at the right price! Realistically speaking, for most of us, we really don’t see a need to hunt for a specific type of shampoo unless we notice something wrong with our hair or scalp. That being said, here’s a breakdown of the differences for if and when you see the need to…