LIFESTYLE BEAUTY SPOT
THREADING VS WAXING – HOW DO I GET PERFECT BROWS? with Anja Chytraeus
It goes without saying that eyebrows are the biggest thing happening in beauty right now, and nobody embodies the trend quite like Cara Delevingne. The model’s famous brows are allegedly so influential that they’re linked to a decline in tweezer sales! But even the most beautiful brows need occasional maintenance. And when it comes to choosing a service technique, whether that be threading, tweezing, or waxing, things can get a little bit tricky. At Lagoon Day Spa we prefer the threading technique, and here is why. Eyebrow threading is a depilation technique which originated in India, although it is also widely practiced in the Middle East. The hair removal technique is not just for the eyebrows: threading can be used to remove other facial and body hair as well. Eyebrow threading involves twisting a piece of thread, usually cotton, into a double strand. This double stranded thread is used to pick up a line of hair and then remove it, creating a very clean, precise hairline. Eyebrow threading is the technique preferred by Indian movie stars, who are often distinguished by their crisp brow lines. Eyebrow threading can be used to eliminate a unibrow, raise the arch of the eyebrow, or add shape and definition to the brow. Because it removes hair by the follicle, it is a reasonably long lasting hair removal technique as well. Repeat visits after three to four weeks are standard. For women who would like to pursue a more natural beauty regimen, eyebrow threading is a good choice, since it does not use harmful products.
SUGAR ... HOW BAD CAN IT REALLY BE? with Simone Ricketts
Sadly, sugar is rather bad for our entire body system and in particular our teeth. Specifically the quantity of sugar and how often sugar is consumed are the key factors to consider. Basically sugar acts like an acid dissolving the enamel layer of teeth. Every time you eat a sugary snack the resulting acid attack can last up to 20 minutes. The naturally occurring bacteria living in the mouth use sugar as an energy source to multiply and consequently, form a sticky layer of plaque on your teeth. Immediately, this plaque layer provides a great food source for the bacteria to party on, as your tooth is eaten away to eventually form a cavity (tooth decay). Once the acid eats into your tooth, the bacteria, ‘have a nice little hole to live in where your toothbrush and floss can’t reach.’ Left untreated, cavities will always continue to grow. An important fact to remember is that it is NOT the amount of sugar you eat that causes the decay, but the length of time, and how often your teeth are exposed to the sugar. If you eat a high sugar dessert once a week, that’s one big sugar exposure, which your teeth can cope with. However, if you spend every day sipping sugary drinks or daily constant snacking on sweets, that is continuous exposure which is actually far worse for your teeth! Remember ... ‘Sip all day and get decay’. Drinks containing sugar include soft drinks, sports drinks, flavoured milk, wine and fruit juice. The only drinks which do not damage teeth are milk and water. When my children were younger and attending birthday parties I would be happy for them to eat all the sugary foods or drinks they desired, i.e one big sugar exposure, because for the rest of the week I knew their diet would be minimal sugar, so their teeth would not be at risk.
Unlike tweezing or plucking, eyebrow threading removes one clean line of hair all at once, making it much quicker and easier to shape the brows. Eyebrow threading also will not harm the skin like wax and some depilatory creams can.
So the next time someone offers you a packet of lollies, preferably don’t eat them at all but if you can’t resist, eat them all at once rather than snacking on a few lollies all day long!
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