TRICHOTILLOMANIA is something I see in my practice every week, and is no joke. It's a psychological impulse-control disorder which causes an uncontrollable urge to PULL-OUT ones hair, specifically the hair on the head, lashes and EYEBROWS. Many people with this disorder do not realize that Trichotillomania can be treated. Under the treatment and care of a certified mental health professional, habit reversal training is a way to get the pulling under control. The perpetual pulling-out of eyebrow hairs (and other hair) leads to a build up of scar tissue and inflammation which can make permanent make-up a challenge for me. The skin becomes thick and inflamed. If you suspect that you have this disorder or know someone who does, I recommend you visit with your primary care physician.
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BEAUTY TIP: if your dry skin appears scaly even after you've applied foundation... OR if you'd like to sport a dewy-look without the actual dew-factor, then check out my secret weapon: ALMOND OIL. Cold pressed almond oil can be purchased at any health food store. A drop or 2 mixed-in with your regular foundation will create non-greasy luminosity without compromising your foundation's ability to even out your skin tone. This oil loves the skin; it's rich in skin nourishing vitamins, proteins & fatty acids...as well as anti-inflammatory properties which make it an excellent skin treatment & moisturizer all on its own. It's what Martha would call "A good thing".
BEAUTY TIP: smoking cigarettes ASPHYXIATES the skin. What does that mean? It means that the more you smoke, the more you're suffocating your skin; a strangulation of sorts. The skin is a living, breathing organ. Smoking compromises the ability for skin to bring-in oxygen and to expel toxins, which translates to ACCELERATED AGING. I can always tell when someone is a smoker; Aside from their yellow teeth, foul breathe, wrinkled mouth and their AGED appearance, their skin is GRAY, like ash. So if you care about your SKIN (and lungs, and heart, and teeth....), then don't smoke.