Archive for September, 2006

Three Step Treatment of Large Pores

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

The best way to free skin of large pores is to begin a three step cleansing skin care regime. First, cleanse with either a Cleansing Cream or Cleansing gel that will get rid of the dirt, dead skin cells and make-up that are inside and on top of your pores. The second, and very important step in the reduction of pore size is to use a Toner without Alcohol. Follow this phase with a moisturizer with Vitamins A and E. These ingredients encourage healing and are especially good for people prone to acne. Once a week after you cleanse, use a treatment exfoliator. Follow the exfoliator with a good Toner and Moisturizer.

Exfoliate Your Skin and Body

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

An exfoliator is a gentle abrasive that is used with water to remove dead skin cells. For someone with problematic skin who is using Retin A, it is imperative to use once a week because of the flaking skin. Underneath will be a softer, smoother skin tone. Be sure to remove thoroughly with warm water. Try a body exfoliator, use 1-2 times a week in the shower. Your skin will love you for it!

Cover up Unwanted Spots with Leg and Body Makeup

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

Wanting to cover unwanted birthmarks and blemishes is a common need. There are products on the market like camouflage makeup that are invented to cover dark areas. The make-up lines Dermablend and Coverblend both have corrective cosmetics strictly formulated for your body and legs that does a good job covering birthmarks and other spots. Bleaching creams can work sometimes, but you have to be extremely careful when using them and should consult a dermatologist before attempting to bleach the area. Lemon juice may help but probably won’t do much to correct the problem.

Avocado Oil for Healthy Skin and Hair

Monday, September 18th, 2006

Avocado oil is taken from tropical fruit, native to Central America. Studies show the presence of Vitamins A, B, C, D and E in avocado oil. Did you know avocado oil is great for the hair, too? Anything containing pure avocado oil is usually recommended for dry and sensitive skin. Apply liberally and massage gently with your fingertips in circular and outward movements.

Five Tips to Make Your Eyes Look Younger

Friday, September 15th, 2006

1. Reduce fine lines. Apply a very small amount of eye cream on the brow bone and under the eye. Then, dab on a concealer that correctly matches your skin tone. Blend and even with a concealer brush. The final step is to line the eye with a white pencil directly beneath the lash line. Then, blend well with fingertips. This gives the impression of a wider and brighter eye.

2. Shade eyes with shadow and apply from the inner eye corner outward. Make sure to always blend up and outward. Highlight just under brows with a lighter, shimmery shade like taupe. Use at least two shades of shadow to define the eye.

3. Gently line with liquid eyeliner, brush or pencil, drawing a skinny line along lashes directly next to roots. For a softer and more natural look soften with fingertip or Q-tip.

4. Brush brows out and upward. Carefully trim any additional hair just above the top of your natural arch. Look carefully at the shape. The brow should begin at your inner eye, peak at the outer edge of your iris and stop at the outer corner of your eye. Hold a pencil in line with the outer side of your iris and check where the peak of your arch naturally occurs. From the arch all the way to the outer corner of the eye is where your brow should fall in a straight or slightly curved line, depending on the look you´re trying to get.

5. Never sleep in your make-up as this can make your lashes dry out and become brittle. Keep your head elevated when you sleep, to try to keep fluid from settling around your eyes.

From Toe to Head – Body Care for Men

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

As easy as those all-in-one everyday cleansers that you can grab in any grocery or drugstore, they’re pretty ordinary. From the scent of the aroma to the way they leave your hair limp and your skin feeling tight and itchy, are they really worth the convenience?
The convenience of an all-in one sure is nice, however, this doesn’t mean that you should settle for a mediocre one. Bored with run-of-the-mill all-in-ones and tired of smelling like harsh soaps? Look into Babor All Over Shampoo for men. Not only is this product convenient to use but also it is actually appealing to all of the senses. In addition, it leaves your hair soft and delicate, your body hydrated and moisturized, and your overall aura smelling fantastic. Rest assured that this Babor product is gentle and safe for every part of your body—from your toes to your face.

Glowing Nails Need Care

Friday, September 8th, 2006

Begin by removing all polish. Massage with a cuticle cream and push back the cuticles with a soft cloth. Wash thoroughly with a gentle soap and warm water. Make sure nails are clean and dry. File if needed. Square off the tips. Wash and let dry again. Apply one layer of base coat. This will allow the polish to adhere to it and stay on longer. Let dry, apply one coat of nail polish in your shade of choice. Let dry completely and apply a second coat. Let this coat dry and apply a top coat. Topcoat will add a shine and seal in the nail polish. Don’t know what brand to use. Try Lippmann Collection »
To maintain a neat manicure, it is best to wear rubber gloves when washing dishes or using household cleansers. Any other recommendation???

Moisturize while Improving Skin Tone

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

Want to wear makeup without feeling like you have any on? On the go a lot and don’t have time to do makeup? No worries, try GloMinerals GloSheer Tint Base. This is great because it has SPF and keeps the skin looking flawless without feeling heavy. This mineral makeup is also great for delicate skin!