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What causes cracked heels?

Dry skin & conditions that dry the skin – diabetes; hypothyroidism; atopic dermatitis; Juvenile plantar dermatosis; psoriasis. Corns & callouses are the first step towards cracked heels. Increased pressure (from excessive weight/obesity; prolonged standing; wearing open-backed shoes/sandals) on the fat pad under the heel causes it to expand sideways, leading to splitting or cracking of the callous.
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How does cellulite form?

Ah, cellulite. A mystery for many but really all it is is fat beneath the skin! It’s simple: when our fat cells get bigger they push up against the skin & the connective tissue between them pulls the skin down, causing the dimpling effect. Our circulation is weak in fatty areas so it becomes hard for our body to absorb this excess fat around our bum & thighs without help from a scrub/massage.
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The skin of men vs women

Men’s skins are about 25% thicker, tougher & they have facial hair! After puberty, oil production is greater in boys (due to hormones) & so they often have longer lasting acne. Regardless of age, men also have a higher collagen density. A woman’s skin is about 15 years older than a man’s of the same age! Men are however not so sun savvy – UV/sun damage can add years to a man’s skin.
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How to reduce waxing pain

1. Pop a couple of aspirin 45 mins beforehand-yes, they help with the pain but they are also anti-inflammatory. 2. Don’t schedule your wax right before your period. 3. Avoid working out and wearing tight clothing straight after your wax-your skin will be sensitive & prone to ingrown hairs. 4. Schedule your appointment between 3 & 5 pm-your pain threshold is highest at this time.