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What to drink for healthier, brighter skin

       
Monday, August 5th, 2013

Healthier, brighter skin now: What to drink

We all know it's important to drink enough water and consume nutrient-dense superfoods for radiant skin. However, experts say that there are other beverages that can provide a bevy of benefits, from fewer fine lines to enhanced elasticity. Here are some drinks you'll want to sip on for a glowing complexion.

Green tea
For maximum skin-boosting advantages, this tea is best consumed hot. Women's Health magazine reported that heat causes the tea to release an antioxidant which not only acts as an anti-inflammatory but can also ward off cancer. The source noted that a study in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry determined that drinking between two and six cups a day may help prevent malignancies that result from too much sun exposure.

Oat milk
Some say that eliminating dairy products can improve the skin's appearance. Glamour magazine recommended switching out traditional cow's milk for oat milk, which is available at most supermarkets. The source explained that this alternative has a significant amount of vitamin E and folic acid, both of which are key for healthy skin regeneration.

Nettle tea
Does your skin tend to flare up? Nettle tea might be just the remedy if you are prone to breakouts or eczema, according to Glamour. High levels antioxidants mean the tea may also help rid the skin and body of toxins and free radicals, which tend to speed up the aging process.

Fruit and veggie juice
When you're not in the mood to eat your vegetables, drinking them can provide the same essential nutrients that help brighten and protect skin. Noelle Swatland of GreenLemonade.com told Shape magazine that the right concoctions can help to rid the body of impurities and restore balance to the skin, thus evening out its tone. Cucumbers are her top choice, as they are packed with skin-boosting potassium, magnesium and silica. Not only that, but cucumbers are a whopping 90 percent water, so they're ultra-hydrating. Tomato juice is also an ideal selection, as Glamour pointed out that these fruits contain skin-tightening vitamin C and lycopene, which helps circulation.

Peppermint tea
Stress is a major skin villain. When things are getting tense, unwind with a cup of peppermint tea, which Glamour magazine pointed out has innate soothing effects. There are other benefits as well: The herb can help to clear out the sinuses, relieve a headache and facilitate digestion.

Keeping blemishes undercover

       
Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Keeping blemishes undercover

Just one pesky blemish can have the power to bring down your entire face's appearance. But with a powerful concealer and the proper application, these imperfections don't have to ruin your complexion.

A good concealer can provide the perfect canvas for the rest of your makeup, so it's crucial to pick the right one for your skin type. Camouflage Cream by BABOR is packed with vitamins and nutrients to not only hide blemishes and dark under-eye circles, but also correct any discolorations. The formula is also smudge and waterproof, making it an ideal solution for all-day coverage, even in sweltering summer heat.

If aging is a concern, apply theBalm's timeBalm Anti-Wrinkle Concealer before you go to sleep. With this product, you can simultaneously cover up any darkness or redness while also reducing fine lines. Formulated with soybean oil and linoleic acid, timeBalm also protects the delicate skin around the eyes from any environmental stresses.

For ultimate customization, Protective Illuminating Concealer by being TRUE cosmetics offers a tri-component compact. Two different hues can be blended for a personalized shade that matches your exact skin tone, and a micro illuminating neutralizer deflects light away from any lines or flaws. The TRUE antioxidant complex and brighteners help to mask discoloration while also boosting the skin's natural youthful glow.

No one has entirely perfect skin – but you can pretend with any of these flaw-fighting formulas.

3 ways to tackle summer acne

       
Friday, June 28th, 2013

3 ways to tackle summer acne

When the temperatures rise and you get ready to hit the beach, you might be uncomfortable in your own skin as soon as you look in the mirror. As a result of the warm weather, you may have developed acne on certain areas of your body, making you dread the thought of putting on a swimsuit. However, there are a few ways you can control your summer acne and get back to enjoying the seashore.

1. Use a light sunscreen
Elle magazine recommended using a light sunscreen that won't clog your pores to stay protected from the sun and avoid worsening your acne.

2. Exfoliate
Using an exfoliant containing alpha or beta hydroxy acids can help you get your acne under control and reduce your breakouts. Don't focus on scrubbing your body too hard – this can cause damage to already-sensitive skin that needs TLC!

3. Try a product with salicylic acid
As Cosmopolitan magazine reported, products including salicylic acid seem to be effective on acne that's particularly difficult to eliminate. To tackle your entire problem this summer, be sure to invest in an item that can treat both body and facial acne.

Do you know how to prevent pimple scars?

       
Monday, March 18th, 2013

Do you know how to prevent pimple scars?

When was the last time you found yourself frustrated with an unexpected pimple on your face? Chances are, you wrestled with this dilemma not too long ago. If you were impatient with the zit, you might even have remnants of it still on your face. However, acne scars can be unsightly and difficult to cover with concealer. That being said, you'll need to take a few precautionary measures into consideration if you want to keep your skin flawless.

First, make sure not to pop your pimple prematurely. As much as you want it gone from your face, popping it instead of allowing it to heal on its own can result in an unsightly scar. Try to cover it up with foundation and concealer until it runs its course.

Next, try your best not to pick the pimple. Even if your intention isn't to break the skin and eliminate the zit, picking it can also increase the chances of it scarring. Furthermore, your hands may add more bacteria to the surface of the pimple.

Finally, keep the area clean once the zit pops or goes away. Exfoliating your skin can also help rejuvenate it in a short amount of time.

Three overnight remedies for unsightly pimples

       
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Three overnight remedies for unsightly pimples

We've all had it happen before – the night before a big interview, meeting or date, a pimple appears right in the middle of your face. You might already be desperately searching for the perfect concealer to hide the flaw in your skin, but what if you didn't have to worry about covering it up with makeup? There are a few overnight home remedies you can try, and you just might not have to concern yourself with the zit come sunrise!

1. Cover it with toothpaste
This is the oldest trick in the book, according to TLC, and it can be one of the most efficient ways to stop a pimple in its tracks. Apply a white, non-gel formula to your zit and it will dry out overnight.

2. Sprinkle a little lemon juice
It may sound silly, but wiping some lemon juice on your zit may be just the trick you need, according to Total Beauty. Lemon juice can help you shrink the size of the blemish.

3. Give it a good chill
Another way to reduce the appearance of your pimple is to apply ice to it. The coldness can limit inflammation and help the pimple heal.

Tips for keeping blemishes at bay

       
Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Tips for keeping blemishes at bay

You might think that your days of blemishes and unsightly pimples are over once your teenage years are behind you. However, the combination of bacteria and oil on your skin can create the perfect environment for blemishes to thrive in. Before you run for your BABOR Camouflage Cream to cover them up, take a few of the following tips into account to effectively treat these areas and keep blemishes from returning.

Be mindful of what you eat
Believe it or not, the food you put into your body can make a big difference when it comes to blemishes on your skin. Daily Glow recommends boosting your intake of vitamins A and E to maintain the health of your complexion and stop breakouts before they happen.

Use the right foundation
Prevention magazine reports that using the right foundation can make all the difference when treating and covering up a blemish. A cream-to-powder formula can reduce shine without clogging your pores.

Choose a face wash that works for your skin
Becoming more familiar with your skin can ensure that you’re giving it the TLC it deserves. Look for face washes that pertain to the needs of yours, whether it’s oily, sensitive or dry.

Three tips for treating an unsightly pimple

       
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Three tips for treating an unsightly pimple

Just because you aren’t a teenager anymore doesn’t mean you’re never going to have a pimple again. When the unthinkable happens, you don’t have to run for your foundation and concealer to cover it up. There are a few tactics you can use to treat the actual zit and prevent it from leaving a nasty scar. Here are some tips you can take into account to speed up the healing process.

1. Wash your face twice a day
To keep your pores clean and prevent bacteria from agitating the pimple, it’s important to wash your face twice a day, according to Medical News Today. Use a mild soap to keep your skin from drying out.

2. Use benzoyl peroxide.
One ingredient you may see in your skincare products as you try to combat your pimple is benzoyl peroxide. This chemical can get rid of oil within pores and keep zits clean, promoting the healing process.

3. Go light on the makeup
To prevent future breakouts and give your pimple a better chance of subsiding, try not to cake on makeup, which can clog your pores and make it tough for your skin to breathe.

Three tips for tackling an unexpected, unsightly blemish

       
Friday, December 14th, 2012

Three tips for tackling an unexpected, unsightly blemishNothing is worse than waking up in the morning and finding an unsightly pimple or blemish right in the middle of your face. However, it happens to the best of us – luckily, there are several tricks you can use with your concealer and foundation to keep your flaws under wraps. Here are some quick tips you can try when you're in a rush.

1. Use a concealer with a hint of yellow.
Because your blemish or pimple is likely an ugly shade of red, Yahoo! recommends selecting a concealer that has a yellow tinge to it. This can help offset the redness on your face and keep it from becoming more evident.

2. Treat your skin properly.
If you have this problem on a regular basis, upgrade your skin care routine with a product such as the being TRUE Purifying Blemish Treatment. This item can help eliminate existing blemishes and clear your pores.

3. Don't overdo your makeup.
It might be hard to resist the urge to cover up your face with as much makeup as possible when you have a pimple, but don't do it! This can clog your pores and make it even tougher for your skin to heal. Apply your makeup normally and ride out the blemish – patience is a virtue!

Do you have trouble controlling your oily complexion?

       
Friday, December 14th, 2012

Do you have trouble controlling your oily complexion?If you weren't blessed with small, clear pores, don't worry – you're not alone! Many of us have large, oily pores that can be difficult to keep clean and flawless on a regular basis.

However, it's possible to keep your skin in check with light foundation, concealer and an exfoliant that controls natural oils without drying out your face. One way to ensure that you aren't making your skin dilemma worse is by avoiding heavy makeup, according to DailyGlow.com.

To cover up any blemishes or pimples, consider using a product such as Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer. This product is packed with vitamins and nutrients that can give your face the TLC it deserves.

If you have oily skin, Discovery Health reports that it might be worth your while to try treating the problem from the inside out. This means consuming more foods such as nuts, beans and whole grains, which have vitamins B5 and B2 – a lack of these vitamins may be to blame for your troublesome complexion.

By taking just a few of these tips into account, you can give yourself one less thing to worry about when it comes to your appearance.

Head to Toe Naturally Beautiful

       
Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Head to Toe Naturally Beautiful

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Looking for some natural solutions to all your beauty needs? Gotcha covered.

  • Split Ends: The fatty acids in avocados feed your dry hair. Make a paste with egg and olive oil and rinse out.
  • Acne: Use a cotton swab to dab tea tree oil onto pesky acne. It’s a natural (and ancient) remedy.
  • Calluses: Pumice stones are a traditional fav, but lava rocks are new “it” treatment for your calluses.
  • Shaving: Applying witch hazel to razor burn can reduce unsightly bumps and make them sting less.