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Warming Up Winter Wears

       
Monday, November 26th, 2012

Warming Up Winter Wears

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Warming up with Winter Wear

How do you apply your eye cream?

       
Friday, November 16th, 2012

Are you applying your eye cream correctly?You probably know that eye cream can work wonders on everything that can go wrong in that area, whether it's crow's feet, fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles or puffiness. But if you're not putting it on the right way, you might not be getting all of the benefits. In fact, you could be creating more problems! For example, have you ever woken up with puffy eyes after applying your nightly cream?

Luckily, there are a few simple tips that can help you get the most out of your products. First of all, try storing the container in the fridge. Keeping it cool can help de-puff your under-eye areas right away, and it feels wonderful smoothing it on after a long, rough day.

Next, be sure to apply the cream with your ring finger. This finger is the weakest, so it's best for using on the delicate skin around your eyes, since the light touch won't pull on your skin.

Finally, The Beauty Department recommends putting a product like Exuviance – Hydrating Eye Complex about ½ inch above your upper lash lines and the same distance away from your lower lash lines. The cream will sink in and travel a bit over time, so if you apply it too close to your eyes, it could end up in them, resulting in that dreaded puffiness!

Three indispensable beauty tricks for winter

       
Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Three indispensable beauty tricks for winterFrom penetrating blasts of cold air to frigid nights that rob your complexion of all its moisture, the winter season can be brutal on skin. While you likely know to bundle up with warm sweaters and coats when you leave the house, you may not be so sure how to lend some protection to your complexion. Consider these three great beauty tricks to arm you skin for the coldest days of the year!

1. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Did we happen to mention, moisturize? During the winter, your skin can get so dry and flaky, it can feel like parchment beneath your fingertips. With a product like BORGHESE – Crema Ristorativo – 24 Continuous Hydration Moisturizer, you can hydrate your complexion and restore its natural radiance.

2. Be shower-savvy. On nights when the wind is whipping around your apartment, all you probably want to do is take a long, hot bath or shower. This is a major beauty faux pas and can break down the defenses that keep your skin cells intact. Instead, take brief showers and baths and be sure to moisturize as soon as you get out of the water.

3. Exfoliate – but be gentle. Whether you have normal or oily skin, a mild exfoliant like G.M. COLLIN – Oxygen PURACTIVE Mask can detoxify skin and slough away harmful pollutants that continue to accumulate on the surface, while also hydrating your complexion, making it one of the best-kept winter beauty secrets around. 

Are you rushing through your skincare regimen?

       
Monday, November 12th, 2012

Are you rushing through your skincare regimen?When it comes to morning rituals, most women have to hustle to get everything done. From showering to blow-drying and straightening those stubborn locks, it can be tough just trying to look your best each day, but a labor of love well spent when it counts.

Unfortunately, all that rushing around can have a negative impact on the quality of your routine. According to Glamour magazine’s beauty blog, speeding through a skincare regimen is one of the biggest – and most common – beauty faux pas around!

For starters, you should give yourself plenty of quality time with moisturizers like PRIORI – Advanced AHA Skin Renewal Cream. Give your skin a chance to absorb all the great nutrients of this potent blend by dabbing a quarter-size amount in both hands and working it over both your face and neck.

Once you’re through, a creamy, soap-free exfoliant like Exuviance – Age Reverse BioActiv Wash can be a terrific way to jumpstart your day and rid your complexion of harmful pollutants that can pile up on the surface of skin, even while you’re sleeping.

You may have to wake up a little early to get this extended beauty ritual underway, but you’ll be more than happy once you get a look at the results!

Can lip balms actually dry out your pucker?

       
Monday, November 12th, 2012

Can lip balms actually dry out your pucker?It's kind of an urban beauty myth, but one we can't help but shudder to think about – can wearing too much lip balm during the winter months actually dry out your pucker?

While balms like Dermalogica – Climate Control Lip Treatment can nourish your smacker and provide relief to chapped lips throughout the chilliest days of the year, some people suggest that the cooling ingredients found in certain glosses and balms can actually trigger a full-blown dependency!

As legend has it, women who stop using balms after consistently wearing them can begin to suffer from terrible dry and parched lips, but according to Allure's Beauty Blog, this couldn't be farther from the truth!

"ChapSticks and lip hydrators have waxes or emollients in them to create a barrier to keep lips hydrated," Elizabeth Tanzi, M.D., co-director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in Washington, D.C., told the news source. This, in turn, makes it next to impossible for lips to dry out after using balms.

If you're concerned about your skin staying hydrated throughout the cold season, try packing along L'Occitane – Shea Orchard Daily Duo Vineyard Rose, which is a great, on-the-go resource that can leave your hands and lips feeling replenished. 

Can looking old impact your heart’s health?

       
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Can looking old impact your heart's health?Wrinkles, puffy eyes and other signs of aging can have a lousy effect on your social life, but did you know that they can also indicate cardiovascular health issues?

In a recent study by the University of Copenhagen, researchers found that people with certain signs of aging, like fatty deposits around the eyelids and creased earlobes, were 39 percent more likely to develop heart disease and 57 percent more likely to have a heart attack, HealthDay News reported.

While the study spanned 35 years and the results could vary depending on lifestyle and hereditary factors, these findings could have significant consequences.

If you've been carrying a little baggage under your eyes, give your peepers the boost they need with Sothys – Active Contour Age-Defying Cream (Eyes). Just a small amount of this potent cream each morning can reinvigorate your eyes.

In addition, you might be on the lookout for an all-purpose anti-aging moisturizer to protect your complexion daily. With Exuviance – Multi-Protective Day Creme SPF15 you'll be on your way to firmer, younger skin before you know it!

Sink your teeth into Kristen Stewart’s vampy style

       
Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Sink your teeth into Kristen Stewart's vampy styleKristen Stewart is known for her vampy style both on and off the silver screen, but when it comes to recreating the enigmatic "Twilight" star's sensational look, it can be difficult to figure out where to start.

Stewart, who has also appeared in blockbusters like "Snow White and The Huntsman" and "The Runways," arrived at the Hollywood, California, screening for "On the Road" in a clever, eye-catching ensemble. But what really turned heads were her bold red lips and smooth, blemish-free complexion!

If you want to capture some of Stewart's sultry appeal – not to mention a certain tall, dark and handsome hottie – start by using a rich, shea butter-infused lipstick in a deep burgundy shade. This will add a vivid burst of juicy color to your smacker and give him something he can really sink his lips into.

For flawless and spot-free skin like Stewart, you'll need a lightweight, tint-free moisturizer that can brighten up your complexion daily. Blends that feature UV protection are a terrific choice, especially for creatures of the night like you and your hunk!

Doctor Babor: The discovery is revealed

       
Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Doctor Babor: The discovery is revealedFall and winter is when most women realize that they need to up their skincare games. Harsh weather, cold temperatures and the hot showers you take to combat them can all wreak havoc on your skin, drying it out, causing rashes or making fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable. But with Doctor Babor’s Derma Cellular and Biogen Cellular lines, you can be on your way to a clear, youthful complexion in no time.

The Biogen Cellular collection is designed to help your skin recuperate from traumatic experiences, whether it was a surgical procedure, a day spent too long on the slopes or an allergic reaction. The botanical extract used in these products encourages your skin to repair itself faster, cutting down the time it’ll take you to get your complexion back in order. For example, the Biogen Cellular Ultimate Repair Gel-Cream does all this while improving your skin’s appearance.

The Derma Cellular collection aims to energize your skin’s cell renewal process, speeding up the rate at which new cells are revealed. This can help you combat a variety of issues, including fine lines, dark spots, discoloration and dark circles. Try the Derma Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster For Lips for instance, which has an instant smoothing effect, plumping your lips from the inside.

Transform your mornings with a quick beauty routine

       
Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Transform your mornings with a quick beauty routineMost girls struggle in the morning just to get out of bed, let alone get started on a time intensive beauty regimen. If you're not the type to enjoy jumping out of your covers earlier just to get a head start on your hair and makeup, consider these quick and easy tips that are sure to give you a successful start to the day.

Plan ahead. If you've got a big day in the works, why wait until morning to get started on your beauty routine? By showering the night before and washing up with a clearing skin wash specially designed to reduce surface oils and eliminate breakouts, you can shave off tons of time from your morning regimen. Also try sorting your essential beauty products into easily accessible piles.

Embrace the basics. We know you want to look your absolute best each day, but devoting the crucial time in the morning that it takes to do so can be a drain on your energies – not to mention your commute. Instead, stick to the fundamentals, like skin care. Using an antibacterial, moisturizing face wash can rid your complexion of blemishes and leave you looking radiant, which is all you need to make a remarkable impression throughout the day!

Does your skin need a pick-me-up?

       
Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Caffeine isn't just good in coffee - it's great on your skin!If you're like most people, your morning routine probably includes making either a cup of coffee or a cup of tea. How else are you supposed to feel energized enough for work or class after a late night? Caffeine is a great energy booster for your brain and body, but did you know that it's also beneficial for your skin?

According to Elle Canada magazine, caffeine has three major perks for your face and body: it's an antioxidant that helps protect your complexion from damaging free radicals, it shrinks blood vessels that cause dark circles and discoloration and it dehydrates fat cells, getting rid of puffiness.

The best part of the deal is that you can give your visage the boost it needs in a variety of ways. For example, Glamour magazine's beauty blog recommends using cool, moist green tea bags as eye compresses to reduce puffiness and dark circles. This is the perfect way to get some use out of those bags after you've brewed yourself a cup!

Of course, plenty of skincare products can also deliver you caffeine's benefits. Try Dermalogica – mediBac Sebum Clearing Masque, which deep-cleanses your complexion, prevents zits and absorbs excess oil. Or, use an eye cream like Murad – Essential-C Eye Cream SPF 15, which increases firmness around the eye area and stimulates collagen production.