Archive for the ‘Body Cleansers & Treatments ’ Category

Get rid of your Halloween makeup without ruining your complexion

       
Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Get rid of your Halloween makeup without ruining your complexionOn Halloween night, your costume was probably spooky enough to raise ghosts, but come morning, you don't want to look like the walking dead! If you applied plenty of makeup and creepy cosmetics to you face for the holiday, you may have quite a mess on your hands come daylight, but with the right tips you can get rid of everything without ruining your complexion!

The first thing you should do after you get home from a Halloween bash is take off any eyelash extensions, wigs or prosthetic parts you may have hanging around. Once you have, just rinse your face off with some water and use something like GloMinerals – gloEye Makeup Remover. This gentle cleanser can remove any and all traces of makeup without damaging your skin, and can leave you feeling refreshed once you hit the hay.

You may think your work is over, but the fun is just beginning. While it's important to clear your face of cosmetics that may be lingering, you should also take care of your makeup brushes, especially if you used them to apply crazy Halloween cosmetics.

With Youngblood – Pro Brush Cleaner you can remove residue from your brushes without even needing to rinse them! This alcohol-free mist is the perfect way to get your beauty ritual back on track after the holiday. 

How to prevent your skin from drying out this fall

       
Friday, August 24th, 2012

Softer skin starts in the shower this fall!During the summer, your skin was probably a lot moister than usual. In fact, it might have been downright greasy! But now that September's creeping up on us and colder weather beckons on the horizon, you'll need to take some preventative measures to ensure that your complexion stays dewy. Here's how.

First, lather up in the shower with a creamy body wash with plenty of moisturizing ingredients that'll strengthen the moisture barrier of your skin and soften rough spots. The temperature of the water shouldn't be too hot, even if you're trying to warm up on a cold fall morning. Hot steam sounds like it'd moisturize, but it actually sucks the moisture from your skin.

Exfoliation is also important, and you should do it once a week to slough off dead skin cells. Use a body scrub, a loofah or a body brush to accomplish this task.

Finally, using a rich body lotion when your skin is still damp after the shower will help seal in the moisture and keep your skin soft all day. If you have trouble remembering, just store the lotion in the shower along with your other products – you'll see it and have no excuse!

Three tips to help you nix body acne

       
Friday, June 1st, 2012

Body acne doesn't have to be a concern this summer!Now that the weather is starting to warm up, you’ll probably be sweating more than you were in the past few months. According to Allure Magazine, the higher temperatures mean you’ll be producing not only more sweat, but more oil, which increases the chance that your pores will become clogged – resulting in body acne. Here are a few ways you can combat the issue.

1. Use a body wash with salicylic acid. Look for one with at least 1.5 percent, like Murad – Acne Body Wash.

2. Exfoliate on a regular basis. Getting rid of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin will prevent them from clogging up your pores and trapping in bacteria, oil and sweat. Every other day or so, use an exfoliant like Dermalogica – Exfoliating Body Scrub.

3. Use a benzoyl peroxide cream. Just like you would on your face, smooth on a thin layer of an acne treatment cream to stop zits in their tracks.

With these tips, you should notice clearer skin in a couple of weeks – and if you start now, you’ll be ready to rock that bathing suit once summer hits!

Glowing Winter Skin

       
Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Glowing Skin in Winter

How to get the most out of a winter shower

       
Monday, January 30th, 2012

Your shower habits should change a bit in the winter!It feels great to take a nice, hot shower when you're cold in the winter, but you've probably heard how long, hot showers can dry out your skin. Here are a few tips from BellaSugar.com that you might want to consider next time you hop under the stream.

1. Lower the temperature. You don't have to take a freezing cold shower – just take the heat down a notch so it's warm, not hot.

2. Use a simple, creamy moisturizing body wash, like Dermalogica – Conditioning Body Wash. Gels and other clear washes can dry up your skin in the winter months.

3. Turn off the water while you're sudsing up. This will reduce the amount of heat and steam in the bathroom and limit the drying effects of being exposed to the water.

4. Do a quick cold rinse before you step out. This will not only wake you up a bit, but it will tighten your pores.

5. While you're still a bit wet after the shower, use a lotion like Caswell-Massey – Almond & Aloe Hand & Body Emulsion with Silk all over your body. It will soak in better on damp skin.

Why you should be cleaning up after each gym session

       
Monday, December 19th, 2011

It's crucial to clean up after your gym session!If hitting the gym more often is on your to-do list for the new year, good for you. It's important to get plenty of exercise to keep yourself happy and healthy, but you don't want to sacrifice your skin in the process.

Working up a sweat is definitely a good thing, but it's not a good idea to let it stick around for long. If you don't shower or change right away after exercising, your skin is left to sit in oily moisture. It won't be able to breathe much, which may result in clogged pores and irritation.

Remedy this by showering as soon as you can right after your workout. If your gym doesn't have showers, just get home as quickly as possible. In the meantime, you might want to clean yourself up a bit with Dermalogica – The Sponge Cloth. You'll get rid of dirt and grime with just a few wipes. In the shower, use a purifying wash, like June Jacobs – Grapefruit Purifying Shower Gel. You'll feel refreshed, energized and, of course, clean!

Finding a body wash that won’t dry out your skin

       
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Find a body wash that won't leave your skin dry.Staying clean is a full-time job, but if you scrub too hard with a super-harsh body wash, you might find that skin is dry, flaky and itchy. How can you remedy this issue without reverting to caveman hygiene? It’s easy – you need a body wash that does double-duty as a moisturizer.

Finding the right body wash for you might take a little experimenting. If your skin is in need of heavy-duty help, look for a body wash that also features a moisturizing element, like Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash. Instead of scrubbing with a loofah or a washcloth, use your hands to soap up your body – it’s gentler and easier on your skin. Make sure to rinse thoroughly before you exit the shower.

Although it may seem counter-intuitive, a body scrub can actually help fight dry skin by encouraging cell turnover and revealing healthier, softer skin underneath your most difficult areas, like knees and elbows. Use an all-over exfoliating scrub like Dermalogica Exfoliating Body Scrub once a week to keep your skin refreshed and smooth.

Finally, don’t skip the moisturizer! Use an allergen-free, non-comedogenic lotion every time you step out of the shower to keep skin quenched.

When was the last time you indulged in a bath treat?

       
Thursday, June 30th, 2011

When was the last time you indulged in a bath treat?There's nothing overly indulgent about letting yourself slip into a fragrant, scented bath from time to time, especially if those 10-15 minutes you have in the shower every day are among your only chances to really relax all day. If you're feeling over-stressed and over-worked, make it a priority to carve out some time in your day for a luscious bath.

This would require you to put your regular shower gels and body soaps away and replace them with something a bit more, shall we say, exotic? Bubble baths, bath oils, bath bombs as well as salts and pearls are all among the numerous items you can indulge in after a long day of work.

Using a mixture of said ingredients isn't an altogether bad idea, either. A good helping of bath salts added to your moisturizing bath oil or bubble bath will be the perfect way to help exfoliate your skin and heal any imperfections, while the soothing properties of the latter will nourish your skin and give it a healthy, hydrated glow.

Don't forget to invest some thought into the mood you create. If you're going to carve out some time in your day for a relaxing bath, you might as well make it count with some music, candles and all the fixings.

Do not neglect thy decolletage

       
Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Do not neglect thy decolletageWhere beauty is concerned, it's easy to treat the face and the body as entirely separate matters. The problem with this approach is that the middle ground often gets neglected, leaving the necks and decolletage of many women lacking in moisture, sun protection and care.

"The décolletage is the forgotten area," New York dermatologist Heidi Waldorf, told Glamour.com. "Even women who wear SPF on their face daily forget that their chest and neck are just as exposed. So apply the same sunscreen-antioxidant combo as on your face – it'll do the job a few inches down."

It's extremely important to wear sun protection all over, and the chest is no exception. But caring for your decolletage involves more than just applying an SPF product on a regular basis. Exfoliating, moisturizing and applying anti-aging products as needed is extremely beneficial and valuable.

Young ladies may not think about it now, but the delicate skin near their necks will be especially susceptible to aging as they grow older. Use a moisturizer with retinol to help delay the onset of fine lines and wrinkles.

Essential oils are Earth-friendly and oh-so-luxurious

       
Friday, April 29th, 2011

Essential oils are Earth-friendly and oh-so-luxuriousNext time you duck into the shower, reconsider your routine – there are so many more natural alternatives to the highly processed products weighing down your shower rack, and beyond that, they’re less damaging to the environment.

“Using oil to cleanse and hydrate is an ancient tradition,” beauty expert Josie Maran told StyleList.com. “I love it because it’s 100 percent natural, it’s rich with nutrients like fatty acids and vitamin E, and the oils balance out your skin, so it doesn’t produce too much or too little oil. Oils also clean deeper than detergents, but it doesn’t strip the skin.”

Because oils are entirely natural, they don’t leave nearly as harmful an impact on the environment as some popular synthetic beauty products do. Plus, they’re a total head trip, offering all kinds of benefits for your mental state (and environmentally-conscious peace of mind).

L’Occitane Aromachologie Organic Purifying Essential Oil Blend contains the healing power of eucalyptus, rosemary, lemon and tea tree to help cleanse body of mind of all unwanted energies. For a healthy dose of relaxation, try L’Occitane Aromachologie Organic Relaxing Essential Oil Blend and let the heady lavender do its fragrant trick.