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How do I make sure I don’t have bad breath?

Bad breath is usually caused by bacteria that grows inside your mouth. This bacteria can create a buildup of plaque on your teeth. Something easy you can do to fight bad breath is simply brushing your teeth. Many dentists recommend brushing at least twice a day to prevent cavities and gum disease. You can also refrain from using mouthwashes that contain alcohol. These products kill almost all bacteria in your mouth including good bacteria. The alcohol acts as a drying agent which prevents enough saliva to be produced, which may be the reason you have bad breath. Instead, try using an alcohol-free product that will protect your teeth and leave your breath smelling fresh. A little tip I use is to always have sugar free gum or mints in my purse to freshen up my breath just in case.

My hair is greasy what can I do?

Overwashing- Yes, it’s possible to wash your hair too often. When you wash your hair with shampoo it sends a signal to your scalp to produce more sebum. Sebum is an oil produced by the sebaceous gland to moisturize and protect the skin. However, washing your hair too often create an excessive amount of this oil that creates the look of greasy hair.

Touching your hair very often- Playing with your hair or touching it very frequently is a common way for your hair to get greasy. The oils and dirt from your hands can transfer to your hair, which will leave your stands looking dirty. Overbrushing- Overbrushing your hair can create an overproduction of oil. A build up of dead skin cells and products on your hairbrush can also be transferred back to your hair resulting in your hair looking greasy. Using the wrong products- Applying products that are not suitable for your hair type may show up in the form of oil. Your best bet is to use lightweight formulas and to stay away from products who promise “shine” or “moisture”. These kinds of products are meant for more dull and dry hair and could appear extra greasy on normal to oily hair.

Using heat tools too often- Using heat tools too often such as hair dryers can dry out the skin on your scalp. This causes your sebaceous glands to produce more oil than normal which can create greasy hair.

Does your period stop when you’re in the water?

This is a very big misconception for girls that can lead to a messy situation. Your period doesn’t actually stop or slow down when you are in the water. It is still happening, it just may not flow out of your body due to the counterpressure of the water. If you’re planning on hitting the pool, bring some tampons or a menstrual pad just in case.