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November 28, 2022

 Tips To Treat And Prevent Brassy Hair

Tips To Treat And Prevent Brassy Hair, Barbies Beauty Bits

Tips To Treat And Prevent Brassy Hair From Award Winning Beauty Blogger, Barbie's Beauty Bits

Brassy and sassy. Hell no! On the list of bad hair days, brassiness is high on the list. Brassy hair rears its scary arrival, significantly when tresses are lightened at home.

While brassy hair can and does happen at a salon, when done at home, you are now faced with how the heck can I fix this ASAP?

Help, Why Did My Brown Hair Turn A Brassy Orange
Before we get into how to fix brassy-ass hair, let me briefly explain the reasons for brassiness.

The brass effect results from an overabundance of unwanted warm tones and pigments in your hair—turning the highlights to a reddish-gold or orange in brown hair. (you know that copper penny color).

You see, a person with darker hair tends to have brassy hair when trying to lighten. Why? Because dark hair has many natural underlying pigments that give it depth and dimension. You can end up with an unflattering brassy yellow-orange or red tone if you don't remove enough of those natural pigments.

Other factors play a part in color, especially if you are trying to bleach your hair at home, and it's like a Russian Roulette on your hair.

For example, is your hair colored treated, the hair products you've used, not using a good shampoo for color-treated hair, even the water you are washing. The single-colored process, which is what most home coloring offers, is so hard to determine the outcome.

Choose The Best Color For You To Prevent Your Hair From Becoming Brassy
Instead of using a single-process all-over color like a box color, go to a salon and have a colorist work in highlights and lowlights.

As a result, there is less chance of having a whole head of brassiness. Remember that the closer your final color is to your natural hair color, the less chance it has of turning brassy.

A gradual process and, more than likely, will require a double-color process if you intend to lighten your hair beyond two shades of your natural color, which we will explain below in more detail.

Double Process Vs. Single Process When Going A Few Shades Lighter
Truthfully, the double process, a two-step process, is ideal for those with darker hair when trying to go much lighter. First, the hair is bleached to remove all the color, and then a new color is deposited to create the desired color.

Double-processed is best when you want to go a few shades lighter than your actual hair color. Purchasing a single process over the counter to lighten the hair more than a few shades is a sure ticket to the brassy hair train. Hence, go to a salon when trying to lighten your hair. 

Ways To Prevent Your Hair From Turning Brassy, Barbies Beauty Bits

Ways To Prevent Your Hair From Turning Brassy

Wash Your Hair With Cool Water To Prevent Fading
While the thought of a cold shower is not the best, hair color fades away when your rinse your hair with hot water. And when the color fades, it can start to appear brassy.

Therefore, the optimum temperature to cleanse your hair is lukewarm to cool water. Not only with this preserve the color it will lock in the moisture and seal the cuticle resulting in shining, healthy hair. 

Invest In A Shower Filter To Prevent Your Hair From Turning Brassy
I can attest to this one moving to another state with mineral-rich water. But the truth is these minerals can turn your hair brassy. Hence investing in a shower filter that sifts out the hard water and other chemicals wreaking havoc on your hair is a must.

Color-Correcting Purple Shampoo For Brassy Hair
Because yellow and violet are opposite colors on the color wheel, purple cancels out warm, brassy tones. Invest in a neutralizing purple shampoo and conditioner to help crush brassy tones for a cooler, brighter color. 

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Use A Toner To Neutralize Brassy Hair
Toners are the go-to for treating brassy hair as they deposit color on it like a color shampoo to neutralize unwanted tones. The key, again, is knowing the correct color. Again think of the color wheel. For example:

  • Violet toners to neutralize yellow tones
  • Blue toners to balance orange
  • Blue-violet to neutralize gold

Protect Your Hair From UV Rays
UV rays of the sun are the biggest culprit in making your brown hair brassy. While you may love the sun, it doesn't love your hair back.

Besides drying your hair out, excessive sun exposure can fade your color. When your hair is exposed to oxygen and UV rays, its warm tones are revealed, resulting in, you guessed it, brassiness.

If you can't avoid the sun, wear a hat to protect your locks or apply UV-protectant spray to prevent brassiness.

Use The Right Products To Keep Your Hair Hydrated
Using the right products to keep your hair hydrated and healthy is essential. Highlighting, even lifting a darker shade lighter, can be a very harsh process, taking away many oils and nutrients that it has sealed within the hair's cuticle.

These processes can cause dry, stretchy, brittle hair. I recommend investing in a high-quality leave-in conditioner and/or deep repair mask to ensure your hair looks its healthiest.

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Some Ways To Correct Brassy Hair

Use Apple Cider Vinegar To Help With Brassy Hair
Due to its immense hair benefits and comprehensive medicinal properties, ACV is considered a post-shampoo hair treatment.

As a result, the scalp pH is balanced, and the hair is given a natural shine. It is also used to maintain and preserve the color of hair.

Use Baking Soda To Tone Brassy Hair
It is known that baking soda lightens hair, which is why it helps remove brassy tones.

Consult With A Hair Stylist To Help With Your Brassy Hair
While preventing your hair from turning brassy can be fixed at home, some remedies above may not correct it. Hence you need to seek professional help.

Dealing with brassy hair can be frustrating. But the key is prevention, and hopefully, with the information in this article and the correct products for your colored treated hair, not only can you prevent but also neutralize those brassy tones to unlock the best color ever.


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November 26, 2022

Eight Ways To Upgrade Your Skincare Routine

 

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New Year, New You; eight ways to upgrade your skincare routine by Barbie's Beauty Bits.

You can continually improve your skincare routine no matter how healthy your skin is. While beauty trends come and go, some skincare advice stands the test of time, and it can truly transform how your skin looks and feels.

There are several ways to step up your skincare game, from double-cleansing and shaving your face to using led light therapy and adding antioxidants to your routine. We are sharing our 8 top ways to improve your skincare game, so continue reading.

How To Improve Your Skincare Routine: 8 Top Tips

Look At The Ingredients In Your Skincare
Many people are aware of clean makeup and will read up on reviews like Clean Beauty mascara review. But what many need to realize is that the same approach to skincare is a healthy one.

For some skincare obsessives, a product isn't working unless it's tingling or burning, which is not how it works.You want to avoid irritation, especially if you have sensitive skin.

Products that irritate are unsafe for the skin and usually contain toxic ingredients like sulfates, which are essentially detergents.

Parabens are another ingredient to avoid. Parabens are a synthetic preservative. They don't just cause health problems but also contribute to premature skin aging since they increase sensitivity to the sun.

On the same token, all-natural skincare doesn't always work. The key is a balance of the right antioxidants, which brings us to our next tip. 

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Add Antioxidants To Your Skincare Routine
In a nutshell, antioxidants protect the body against the harmful effects of oxidative stress caused by environmental factors like UV rays, makeup, unhealthy diets, and pollution.

Oxidative stress on the skin can lead to damage. Causing a breakdown in collagen, which leads to fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and dark spots, which result in premature aging.

In skincare, antioxidants are critical because they help limit free radical production and neutralize them when they enter the skin. As a result, they play a vital role in skincare.

Vitamin C, E, and retinol are examples of antioxidants.

Use Skincare Products With Vitamin C In Them

Vitamin C, also known as L-Ascorbic Acid, is a highly effective antioxidant that protects against free radicals by neutralizing them. Vitamin C is one of the most effective antioxidants and a critical ingredient that aids anti-aging.

Vitamin C is a game-changer in getting brighter, younger-looking skin. This water-soluble antioxidant is a natural component of healthy skin. The younger we are, the more vitamin C we have on our skin. But as we get older, we lose these nutrients over time.

Luckily, skincare products, like a vitamin c serum, can help lessen this damage, so the skin looks healthier and radiant. Vitamin C is an ingredient that should be part of everyone's skincare routine—regardless of age or skin type.

It's known and loved for its brightening and anti-aging abilities. Dermatologists also tout it as one of the most potent protective antioxidants to help reduce skin inflammation and irregular pigmentation while promoting healthy collagen production.

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Reduce The Signs Of Aging With A Facial Massage
Fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots are a part of aging. But with a facial massage, you can lighten your appearance and keep your skin youthful.

My favorite facial massage is a guasha facial! It is a highly effective technique to lift, shape, and contour the face. When performed regularly and correctly, this skincare technique will improve circulation, tissue health, and facial muscle strength, reduce puffiness, lessen the appearance of fine lines, and soften skin.

This will leave your skin looking more youthful, toned, and glowing naturally.

Double Cleanse Your Skin
We tend to follow the "wash and repeat" method when washing our hair. But what about a lather-rinse-repeat of skincare?

The anti-aging step that you should never skip is washing the face. And a double cleanse is a way to step up your face-cleansing game!

A double cleanse involves washing your face in two steps: an oil-based cleanser followed by a cleanser.

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Introduce Red Light Therapy Into Your Skincare Routine
Let there be light; for your skin that is, with Led Light Therapy. According to WebMD, light therapy "uses skin-safe, low-level light in different wavelengths and colors." These rays penetrate the skin barrier to provide a range of skin benefits, from better skin tone, and even texture, to added firmness and more tightness.  

At-home versions are gentler on the skin because the bulbs are not as intense. That's good because it enables you to use these devices for anti-aging and skin healing without going to a spa. One of my favorite places for these devices is the Currentbody, which has the best at-home led-therapy masks.

Vow To Shave Your Face For Younger Looking Skin
The desquamation process slows down as we age, meaning that our bodies produce and shed old skin cells more slowly.

Shaving your face is one of the most effective techniques for exfoliating the skin and speeding up cell turnover. And no it does not make you grow facial hair, that is an urban myth.

Shaving Your Face Helps To:

  • Rid dead skin cells
  • Improve your skin tone and texture
  • Promote cellular turnover
  • Diminish fine lines and wrinkles
  • Minimizes the appearance of age spots and other sun damage
  • Gently exfoliates to even out skin tone and texture
  • Unclog and reduce the appearance of pore size
  • Stimulate blood flow to help improve the skin's elasticity
  • Can apply makeup flawlessly
  • Offer better penetration of your skincare products, like your SPF 30 or glycolic acids

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Mask Mapping: Multi-Masking
One size does not fit all, which also comes to skincare. Everyone's skin features its very own personality, with specific needs, individual concerns, and personal likes and dislikes. Enter Mask Mapping...

Instead of applying the same mask to your entire face, there is a better approach called mask mapping. This technique allows you to use multiple face masks for different areas of your face for a customized treatment that checks all your anti-aging needs!

In this case, a facial mask is a vital addition to any skincare routine. There are countless options no matter if you suffer from irritated skin, pimples, blackheads, or anything else, you can find the best mix for you.

So there you have it beauties eight ways to upgrade your skincare routine, so you will be glowing in 2023!

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November 25, 2022

Black Friday And Cyber Monday Beauty Deals 2022

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday beauty deals are here! So grab your phone, computer, wallet, cash apps, and get ready! It's time to rejoice, beauty bargain hunters!

 

Take advantage of Barbie's Beauty Bits great selection of beauty products, including lashes, LED skincare devices, anti-aging pillows, skincare products, hair products, and more!

 

Best Holiday Beauty Gift Ideas

Luxurious Long Lashes

It is time to start living a life of lash luxury. Imagine waking up to perfectly full, long, and luscious lashes every day without needing a high-maintenance beauty routine. Well, LashLuxury can do just that with their natural eyelash serum!


OFFER: 30% OFF EYELASH SERUM, Plus a free lash and brow kit added to every serum purchase. Buy now before it ends! Don't forget their100% money-back guarantee + free shipping. 

 

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Anti-aging Pillow On Sale

Standard pillows tend to leave creases and wrinkles on your cheeks after you sleep on your side or stomach.


With the Sleep&Glow anti-aging pillow, your face isn't pressed against the pillow even if you sleep on your side. Thanks to the unique side bolsters, your skin will remain smooth after a full night's sleep.

 

Currentbody US LED Light Therapy Devices  

From the best led light therapy masks to lip masks and sleep masks to massage devices, sauna blankets, and beyond, check out these thoughtful gifts for the self-care enthusiast in your life from Currentbody US. 


Delivers the perfect dose of red and near infra-red light to renew your complexion on a cellular level.


USE CODE: BARBIECB for 20% OFF off Currentbody products ONLY. (look for the currentbody skin logo on product, as they carry other name brand products that are not discounted)

 

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Best Skincare Gift Ideas

There are so many to share it would take days. Below are deals from my favorite brands, and you can also check here for a quick list. 

 

Three Ships Black Friday / Cyber Monday BOGO + Make-A-Wish Foundation donation match! Did some say BOGO? So many great products with Three Ships skincare


Avène Black Friday Sale | 30% Off Sitewide

Enjoy 30% off sitewide + free shipping FRIDAYFEELS


Dermelect Black Friday Sale  | 30% OFF

Skincare doesn't end at the Jawline with Dermelect.  

 

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No-Tox Skin Smoothing Elixir

One of my go-to anti-aging skincare treatments lately is this 30-day anti-wrinkle elixir on the market that is non-toxic and has been independently evaluated by dermatologists in clinical trials on actual people. 


BARBIE10OFF for 10% off this anti-wrinkle elixir

 

La Roche-Posay Deals | 25% OFF 

A skincare brand recommended by dermatologists is a must in my book.


Get 25% OFF at La Roche-Posay


Colleen Rothschild Skincare Deals | 20% OFF SITE-WIDE!

*Promotional offer cannot be combined with any additional offer, sale, or promotion. Offer valid on colleenrothschild.com. Free Standard U.S. Shipping on Orders of $49+ | 30-Day Money Back Guarantee

 

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Best Collagen Supplements

Collagen skin-supportive supplements can revitalize and rejuvenate your skin by improving the health of your skin cells from the inside out!


And Taut Premium Collagen Transformation System is here to help you to produce new collagen again! 


Ulta Beauty Black Friday Deals

There is something for everyone this holiday season at Ulta. Click here for Deals at Ulta

 

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Best Hair Product Gift Ideas

VOLOOM Hair Volumizing Irons On Sale - Classic, Petite, or Rootie = $99 Sale


Vitabrid C12 Scalp Shampoo

Powered by unique Secret Code P-151™, this Scalp+ Shampoo effectively yet gently cleanses the scalp and hair while helping to protect the scalp from aging, encouraging to maintain of healthy, stronger hair.

40% OFF all Vitabrid C12 products


The Best Hair Dryer To Achieve A Salon Blowout At Home

Hair Cares Shop Professional Salon Fast Drying Hair Dryer, IG INGLAM Brushless Motor Blow Dryer with Negative-Ion Low Noise is the perfect gift this holiday season. Doing your own blow-out this holiday season can really save some money


PRIZM Bloom Automatic Automatic Hair Curler

31% Off Hair Automatic Hair Curler on Amazon


Coco & Eve Hair Necessities Kit

Upgrade your hair routine with Coco & Eve haircare essential sale! Complete with a refreshing Scalp Scrub, award-winning Hair Masque, and multi-functioning Hair Elixir.


Beauty Subscription Boxes

Not sure what to get that beauty lover in your life? Try a subscription box like Boxy Charm for the perfect holiday gift.

 

So there you have it, Barbie's Beauty Bits Black Friday And Cyber Monday Deals for 2022. Please keep checking back as I update.


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November 21, 2022

Must-Have Rave Toys For Your Next Party

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Must-Have Rave Toys For Your Next Party By Top Beauty Blogger, Barbie's Beauty Bits

Christmas and New Years' Eve are right around the corner. And if you are looking for a way to rock in the most lit holiday party of the year rave light toys are a must to step up your holiday look, and they can add a lot of energy and fun to your party.

And when it comes to rave toys, the options are endless. There's something for everyone, from light-up glasses to flashing earrings and neon makeup. You're sure to be a show-stopper with one, two, or all of these rave toys.

There is nothing more versatile, eye-catching, or easy to use than LED light rave toys. We've gathered some of the most popular rave gear for you. Check it out!

Most Popular Rave Accessories

Your Rave Party Outfit
Keeping in mind that you will be doing a lot of dancing, the best way to make your dance or festival outfit glow and your dance moves pop is light-up clothing, with specific light-up rave accessories like tutus and leg warmers to create a fabulous costume.

Light-Up Glasses For Your Rave Party
A rave party wouldn't be complete without party glasses. Rave parties are about having fun and letting loose, so wear these to show off your style.

Whether rocking a pair of shades or some funky cat-eye frames, light-up glasses are sure to make you stand out. Moreover, they come in several colors and styles, so you can find a pair that matches your look.

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LED Lighted Hula Hoop
Hula hooping is a classic party activity that's always fun, regardless of age. But when you add LEDs into the mix, it takes things to a whole other level. These days, there are all sorts of LED hula hoops on the market, so you can find one that fits your style (and budget). And trust us, they look even better when you're spinning around on the dance floor.

Glow Sticks For Your Next Rave Party
Glow sticks are another classic party staple that always brings the fun. But did you know that they also make great rave toys? That's right—break 'em open and let the good times roll.

You can wear them around your neck, use them as bracelets, or even wave them while dancing. And the best part? They're super affordable, so you can buy a bunch without breaking the bank.

Flashing Earrings The Must Have Rave Accessory
Not only do these earrings look totally badass, but they also flash and change colors! These earrings are made with high-quality LED lights and will turn heads on the dance floor (and maybe even start a few conversations). They come in various colors and styles, so you can find the perfect pair to match your personality or outfit.

Rave Party Temporary Tattoos
This party favor item is a must for your next rave event. These days, temporary tattoos are way cooler than those old-school stick-on ones that used to be popular in elementary school (no offense). You can find all sorts of designs online—from glow in the dark party tattoos to UV blacklight, geometric patterns to floral arrangements—so there's sure to be something for everyone.

Plus, they're super easy to apply (and remove), so there's no need to worry about making any permanent decisions (unless you want to, of course).

LED Fiber Optic Dancing Whip
Discover the newest flow obsession with LED fibers. Get swept up in a galaxy of mind-blowingly beautiful light! If you want to step up your led poi game, you can swing, loop, perform handle tricks, and much more with it.

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Rave Neon Makeup And Body Paint
Color up your life by standing out at your next holiday rave or dance party by rocking some neon makeup and body paint.

This trend has been taking the beauty world by storm, and it's easy to see why—it's colorful, fun, and totally unique.

If you're heading to the next rave holiday party, neon rave makeup and body paint paired with glitter or embellishments is a chic way to look hot AF.

To Sum It Up
As you can see, rave toys are a great way to bring your rave party experience to the next level. There's no shortage of rave toy options, from light-up glasses to some great New Years' Eve beauty tips with neon makeup.

So whether you're planning your own New Year Even Rave party, attending a music festival or light show, or just looking for ways to liven up an existing holiday party, remember these Must-Have Rave Toys For Your Next Holiday Party!

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November 20, 2022

 Top Stationary Bike Workouts And Benefits

Top Stationary Bike Workouts And Benefits, Barbie's Beauty Bits

Top Stationary Bike Workouts And Benefits From Barbie's Beauty Bits

With the new year right around the corner, many of us are looking for different ways to kick off a healthy new year, and stationary bikes are a great at-home workout option.

Working out from home is becoming the new norm and is particularly helpful if you don't have much time – you can work out whenever suits you!

I love Youtube workout videos to help build strength, but I need more cardio and possibly some body contouring to get the desired figure.

And no, this is not jumping up and down, trying to keep up with some crazy moves that I can't follow, and ending up tripping over my own feet and quitting.

The stationary bike was one of my favorites at the gym, so this is what I decided to add to my new workout routine. It is unlike any other exercise equipment because it offers a comprehensive workout and full-body sweat, and the part I love is its compact size.

Stationary bikes have become immensely popular recently as more people seek to achieve studio- or gym-level results from home.

But choosing the best stationary bike can be challenging. So in this article, Barbie's Beauty Bits has tried to cut out some of the work by sharing tips on choosing your perfect indoor bike, along with 5 of the best bike-based workouts to try!

Stationary Exercise Bike Benefits
Cycling is becoming more popular with many; we don't just mean out on the road. Exercise bikes are a staple in any home gym – for a good reason!

If your goal is to find something that can offer a cardio workout while toning muscles around the body, then a stationary bike is your new workout buddy!

One of the reasons I want to add indoor cycling to my workout routine is that it is a time-efficient form of exercise. I can ride it on my lunch break, watching TV, or even at my desk!

In addition to the benefits listed above, stationary bikes may offer the following:

  • Low intensity
  • Safety and convenience of a home workout
  • Strengthening your muscles
  • Cardiovascular fitness improvement
  • Diversity as it also provides low-impact workouts
  • No pressure on your joints

There are a few things to consider when choosing an exercise bike, which Barbie's Beauty Bits will share in more detail below. 

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Some Things To Consider When Purchasing A Stationary Exercise Bike

Now that you have read some of the physical benefits, there are so others things you need to consider if an exercise bike is the right piece of equipment for you.

How Much Space Do You Need For An Exercise Bike
If you only have a small space available to sit your new exercise bike, look for a model that folds or has wheels so that you can store it more efficiently and so that it doesn't take up a lot of room.

Another option that I love is an under-desk exercise bike. Aside from the physical benefits, it is also great at keeping you focused, improving productivity, and burning calories while working!

Costs Of A Stationary Exercise Bike

You'll also have to consider your budget – plenty of lower-cost bikes on the market have the same health benefits as more expensive models.

There are several types of indoor exercise bikes, from recumbent bikes to upright to under the desk bikes. Each of these has its own benefits. Depending on the type of exercise bike you choose, you can alter everything from your workout to your impact level and even the muscles you use.

The type of bike, brand, and bike features largely determine the price difference. That said, an exercise bike costs between $250 and $2500, with the average stationary bike costing around $700. 

Like any big purchase, do your research, read reviews, and even try some out at your local gym with a one-day or buddy pass. 

The Different Types Of Stationary Bike Workouts, Barbies Beauty Bits

The Different Types Of Stationary Bike Workouts

There is no one-size-fits-all workout plan. The type of stationary bike workout right for you depends on your fitness level, your age, and overall health.

From workout classes through a studio app. to incline and decline options to generating a custom workout that moves at your pace, there are many stationary bike options with workouts to fit your needs.

Consult a healthcare professional before starting a fitness workout routine. And remember your training shoes!

The exercise suggestions below can be modified according to personal preferences and needs.

Beginner Stationary Bike Workouts
The process of improving fitness requires time and consistency. A winning strategy is to start small and stay motivated.

  1. To get started, start with low resistance for about five minutes.
  2. Next cycle at a brisk pace for one minute while increasing resistance to a challenging level but still allowing for conversation.
  3. After medium intensity for 5 minutes, return to a comfortable pace. This sequence should be repeated 3–5 times.
  4. Cool down for 5–10 minutes at a low resistance level.
  5. You must listen to your body to gauge how hard each set should be and how long you should rest between sets. Slow and steady wins the race, so don't rush and start slowly.

HIIT Stationary Bike Workouts

High-intensity interval training (hiit) is included in many different types of workouts, whether you're a runner, weightlifter, or in this case, cyclist. This type of training is based on frequent bursts of high-energy activity and helps to improve metabolism, blood pressure and keep your heart rate up.

  1. You should warm up for 5 minutes at a low resistance.
  2. Proceed to the workout, pedal at high intensity for 30 seconds, and then relax for another 30. Repeat this five times.
  3. Change your resistance to high, and pedal at a low cadence for 30 seconds – and you guessed it – followed by 30 seconds easy.
  4. Repeat five times and then begin a cooldown. This is a good workout can help to improve stamina and endurance – but don't overdo it!

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Stationary Bike Weight Loss Workouts 

If your main goal is to lose weight and improve your overall wellness, there are stationary bike workouts that you can do to burn calories, including sprinting and interval workouts. This is a favorite stationary bike workout for me. 

For an extra weight loss boost, I like to wear my red light therapy lipo wrap, as not only can it help you recover from your workout in half the time, but it is also great for fat spot reduction. Which can't be accomplished from working out alone.

  1. This workout is a quick 20-minute session that you can fit around your busy day!
  2. Begin with a brisk warm-up and then increase your resistance to which a sprint is comfortable.
  3. From here, sprint hard for 30 seconds.
  4. Change to medium pace and continue for another 30 seconds.
  5. Finish with an easy recovery cycle for 60 seconds. You should repeat this three times.
  6. Next, sprint hard for 40 seconds and easy for 20. Do this four times.
  7. Proceed to your cool-down routine.

Hills And Speed Interval Stationary Bike Workouts
Another great way of burning calories and boosting endurance is following a workout that combines hill and speed work.

The workout is suitable for beginners and intermediate riders. With different work-to-rest ratios, you'll take your heart rate through different zones.

  1. To begin with, you should warm up, pedaling at low resistance to get the blood pumping.
  2. For the speed section of the workout, alternate between 30 seconds of pedaling – really get your heart rate up – and then 30 seconds of recovery.
  3. For hills, up your resistance to a climb and pedal for 3 minutes.
  4. Repeat the first speed session and then cool down with some easy pedaling.
  5. Workout time goal 30-40 minutes.

Cycle Fartlek Stationary Bike Workout
If you're a runner, you may have heard of Fartlek, but cyclists can benefit too. It is a mix of HIIT and steady cardio and is one of the easiest to follow and adapt to your fitness.

A Fartlek workout has the advantage of being unstructured—you work as hard as you can for as long as you can, then recover until you are ready to push hard again. In the end, it all comes down to you.

  1. Take 5 minutes to warm up your legs and alternate between medium and intense cycling, broken up with recovery minutes.
  2. Work as hard as you can for as long as you can – that's it!
  3. Do this for 15-20 mins.
  4. Cool down after.

To Sum It Up
As you can see, stationary bikes are a convenient and popular exercise option for working out from the comfort of your own home.

The diversity of stationary bike workouts can help anyone meet their fitness and health goals, from weight loss to HIIT workouts. No matter your fitness goals, riding a stationary bike can help you improve your health.



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November 19, 2022

Tips To Prepare You For A Laser Tattoo Removal

Tips To Prepare You For A Laser Tattoo Removal, Barbies Beauty Bits

In this article, Barbie's Beauty Bits will share some tips to prepare you for laser tattoo removal.

Several people undergo the needle for stylish tattoos. However, many of those same people later regret their tattoos and seek tattoo removal to remove them permanently.

According to statistics, around 15% of people with a tattoo regret the tattoo they got. Especially if they got a tattoo in their younger years or maybe fell in love, it didn't work out, and they no longer want that person's name on their body. And let's not forget about the tattoo fails!

Are you part of those statistics? Have you got a tattoo that you are thinking of having removed? Whatever your reason for going through tattoo removal, it's personal to you.

To help prepare you for your removal, below is a quick guide on things to consider before going through the tattoo removal process.

What Is Tattoo Removal
In simple terms, a laser tattoo removal treatment is the process of removing a tattoo from the skin. The procedure can be performed via laser, surgery, or dermabrasion. In most cases, however, lasers, such as the Pico laser, are used.

The picosecond laser pulse delivers ultra-short pulses of energy capable of safely removing all colors of tattoo ink.

Compared to slower nanosecond lasers, Pico laser technology can treat many skin tones.

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Does Tattoo Removal Hurt

Many people wonder if I will need pain medication; what about a numbing cream, or will something like aspirin or ibuprofen be sufficient?

The truth is tattoo removal was once a painful, time-consuming procedure that left scars in place of ink. Luckily, the process has undergone many transformations since the early days.

Laser Tattoo Removal is a practical, less painful, and less time-consuming way to get rid of tattoos.

Depending on the size of your tattoo, today's modern tattoo removal technology can ensure the removal of your ink with laser tattoo removal sessions as possible.

The Cost Of Getting A Tattoo Removed

We say it in many articles, primarily because of the time we live in now. But be sure you budget for it because tattoo removal costs can vary depending on location and tattoo size, color, age, and place on the body. 

Although very effective, removing a tattoo can take time and therefore does cost. This cost has many variables, but like all cosmetic procedures should not be a deal-shopping expense.

Please do your due diligence by getting pricing and cross-referencing with reviews from the practice, which brings us to our next tip on tattoo removal.

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Check Out Reviews Before Getting A Tattoo Removal
Tattoo removal is very safe and done by many spas, dermatologist, plastic surgeons, etc. That said, there are some not-so-reputable practices out there that offer tattoo removal services, especially with the Zoom Boom spike and recent aesthetic trends.

Before committing to having someone remove your tattoo, make sure you do your research on them. Check their social media channels as well as any customer reviews. They may have signed up for a reviews site like trust pilot, where you can see their star rating.

And remember, friends. Personal experiences are always a great place to start when deciding whether or not you want to get your tattoo professionally removed.

How Many Treatments Will I Need To Remove An Unwanted Tattoo

There are many factors in determining the number of treatments needed. For example

  • The size of the tattoo
  • How many treated areas will be need
  • The type of ink used to create the specific tattoo
  • The depth at which the tattoo was inked

The bottom line is the number of treatments will vary, and patients will generally require 5–8 sessions to complete the procedure.

How Often Can Tattoo Removal Treatments Be Performed?
It will be up to the clinician to determine how frequently you need to have tattoos removed. In most cases, this takes between 8 and 12 weeks.

To Sum It Up
In summary, you will need patience from consulting with a certified laser technician to finishing the healing process of laser tattoo removal.

It is a process, so be prepared for it. It includes your budget, coverage level, and time constraints. As the saying goes, "once you start, you can't go back."




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November 17, 2022

Beauty Tips For Glowing Skin This Thanksgiving

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Beauty Tips to Have Glowing Skin This Thanksgiving With Barbie's Beauty Bits


Thanksgiving and Black Friday are right around the corner, and while this can be such a wonderful time of year, it can also be stressful!


The risks include not getting enough beauty sleep, gaining weight, dehydration, breakouts, family drama, stress, and drinking. Dealing with all of this can be frustrating and place a toll on our body and mind.


So, you need to find ways to give your body, skin, and mind a break, and we are here to help.

 

Beauty And Skincare Tips During Thanksgiving

 

Get Your Beauty Sleep For Glowing Skin

Beauty Sleep really exists. You hear me say this a lot, and it's true, especially because Holiday stress can really impact your sleep.


Our bodies require 7 to 9 hours of sound sleep to replenish, heal, and restore. 


Every night, it's like going to the fountain of youth since our skin goes into repair mode when we sleep.Tthe regeneration process at night can be up to 3 times faster than during the day. Your body will produce more collagen, which is key to keeping the skin plump and youthful!  


During the holiday, it can be challenging to get enough sleep. But you still need to stay on schedule and not blast the heat. Cooler temperatures are best for sleeping. 


A tip is to make time in your schedule for thirty minutes to unwind before bed. This is a fantastic time to cleanse your face and use our Beauty Sleep set, which is packed with potent antioxidants that help your skin heal itself overnight.

 

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Wash Your Face Like A Pro

You may be asking yourself, cleanse my face like a pro. How difficult is it to wash my face? Isn't it pretty straightforward? There is a way to cleanse your skin properly, and NO it does not include using bar soap and water unless you want to upset your skin's PH balance, causing more bacteria to grow and breakouts.


When it comes to cleansing, you want to avoid harsh cleansers. While removing oil from your skin may seem ideal, it is not. The truth is your skin produces healthy oils to help protect the skin. Many do not realize they can damage their moisture barrier and end up with breakouts by over washing the face with the wrong type of cleanser.


A skincare line I love is  La Roche-Posay. 90,000 Dermatologists worldwide recommend it. Do I need to say more?  

 

Treat Yourself To A Glowing Spa Treatment

Setting time aside to pamper yourself is a must to survive the start of the craziness that the holiday season will bring. There is nothing like spa treatments to set yourself up for success. Whether in the comfort of your home or at a spa.


chemical peel or microdermabrasion is one of the best ways to add that glow to your skin. These rejuvenating treatments will help boost collagen,significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkling, and give back that radiance and glow to the skin. 


Beauty Essentials You Need To Pack In Your Thanksgiving Travel Bag

Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the year, with traffic delays, busy airports, and roads.


Did you know that airplane cabins have extremely low humidity, which causes dryness and dehydration in the skin—this is why it is a must to pack a hydrating toner.


A favorite hydrating toner of mine is Meebak 2-in-1 Cica Misting Toner. Not only can this face toner be used for some significant hydration for your skin, but you can also use it to blend and set your makeup or refresh and revive your look throughout the day. 

 

So there you have it. Beauty tips to have glowing skin this Thanksgiving.-gobble, gobble!  


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