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Best Gifts for The Beauty Lover

       
Friday, December 12th, 2014

Best Gifts for The Beauty LoverHoliday gift ideas may not come easily, especially for those who are not fond of shopping. There are several online stores and eCommerce options that specialize in a number of different industries and genres. These solutions make it simple to shop for the man or woman who seems to have everything. When a gift recipient has a special interest or hobby, the search for the perfect gift becomes narrower and directed toward a specific product or service. Anyone who is into beauty regiments and skincare treatments will be pleased with the great new holiday collections by some of the most trusted names in the business.

Consider Gift Sets
Attempting to make a purchase of multiple beauty products or skincare enhancements is typically much smoother when the products are bought in tandem. Gift sets are not only more economically priced, but they are also conveniently and beautifully wrapped. This single step approach saves the giver both time and resources. The Philosophy Pink Marshmallow Buttercream Trio makes a fun gift because it encompasses many different facets of a daily beauty routine. Gift sets like this one include a bath or shower gel, scented lotion, and a bonus item for good measure. In this case, a moisturizing lip shine adds the finishing touch to morning preparations.

Remember The Men
Gift sets are not just for the ladies, and many popular brands are specifically catering to the male audience. Today most men are keenly aware of the benefits of proper skincare. Certain occupations, especially those that include outdoor work, can result in dry or rough skin. Men can now protect their hands and face from chapping and cracking, which can be extremely painful. One of the easiest gifts to choose for a man is a shaving product or gift set. The Art of Shaving Skin Care Kit features a host of products meant to prepare skin for shaving and then provide lasting protection.

Add Some Glamour
Every woman wants to feel beautiful and desirable. Sometimes they spend so much time as caregivers that they fail to take time to adequately care for themselves. Cosmetics are a great gift for the girl who wants to look and feel her very best. A gift that allows a woman to pamper herself through a massage, manicure, or pedicure will be much appreciated and thoroughly enjoyed. Bold and flashy cosmetics are great ideas for the woman who wants to make a statement. The flirtatious Sexyback Lip and Nail Duet from the Deborah Lippmann collection is the perfect accent gift or stocking stuffer from ladies who love to have fun with their makeup and accessories. Ladies who prefer a more practical approach to life but still have a great sense of humor will get a kick out of the Bliss Crown Jewels or Buttah Bling gift sets.

Regardless of the number of tasks at hand for the season, shoppers are sure to find the perfect choices for all the men and women on their gift list. Leading brands have made their most coveted products available in convenient packaging to make the shopping experience seamless and productive. Many shoppers are bound to be so impressed with their skills that they will decide to pick up a few key products for themselves during their shopping excursions.

Waxing Do’s and Don’ts

       
Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Waxing Do's and Don'tsTired of the constant expense of disposable razors, the pain of knicks and cuts, and the constant acrobatic display of flexibility while shaving in a tiny shower? Then it’s time you venture into the smooth world of waxing. If you’re a waxing newbie, here are a few things you need to know to get the most out of your waxing appointment.

Don’t Apply Ice Before Waxing

Having a frozen and numb area sounds appealing, especially if you’re getting a bikini wax. But having ice applied to your skin is actually one of the worst things you can do because the ice is going to constrict your pores. Constriction=tightening, and you don’t want your skin clinging to those hairs any more than they already are. If you’re getting a bikini wax, the last thing you want to see is your technician pull out the tweezers to get out any “difficult” hairs. We’re crossing our legs just thinking about it.

Do Wear Loose Fitting Clothing

Trust us on this one: no matter where you’re being waxed, you don’t want tight clothes rubbing on angry skin. This is especially true if you are getting a bikini wax. Skip the cute undies and go for billowing granny panties. Even better is to go commando under a generously sized skirt. You’ll thank yourself when you’re waddling out of the office. Tight clothes chafe skin raw and can lead to ingrown hairs. If you find yourself getting ingrowns, try an ingrown hair product.

Don’t Shave Between Sessions

If you’re wanting to be a full time waxer, you’re going to have to ditch the razor for good. Your hair will probably come back in thicker after a wax, and if your hair is short and stubbly, the wax isn’t going to be able to remove as much of it, making for a messy and patchy wax job. Keep your waxing appointments consistently, and you won’t feel the need to get a quick shave in between sessions.

Do Take Some Pain Relief

Nobody likes a hero, and you’re not getting any medals by bearing an intense waxing without any medicinal relief. Pop some ibuprofen or acetaminophen 30 to 45 minutes before your appointment. This will help with swelling and discomfort afterwards. You can do this no matter where you’re getting waxed, but seasoned waxees agree this works best when you’re getting body waxed.

Don’t let your first waxing session turn into that “Kelly Clarkson!” moment (you know what we’re talking about). With some proper pre-care and careful care after waxing, you can have a smooth, hair free body without the tears.

Research shows women spend 72 days of their lives shaving legs

       
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Research shows women spend 72 hours of their lives on beauty

As a woman, you know how challenging it can be to keep up with shaving, especially if you’re the type of person who prefers to have your legs silky smooth. However, all of that time you spend eliminating unwanted hairs may be taking away from your life! The Huffington Post recently reported on a study that looked at British women and how much time they spend shaving their legs, as well as taking care of unwanted blemishes and hair on their faces.

The results of the research showed that women spend approximately 72 days of their lives shaving their legs in order to maintain their smoothness. The Telegraph based this information on the assumption that women take about four minutes to shave their legs six times per week.

If you happen to be one of the many who devotes an ample amount of time to beauty tasks, make it a little more enjoyable! Redbook magazine recommends avoiding dry shaving and opting for shaving creams that can give you a luxurious experience. Additionally, moisturizing regularly throughout the day and using an exfoliant on your skin can reduce the amount of blemishes you have to tackle.

How to soothe your skin and strengthen it against razor burn

       
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

How to soothe your skin and strengthen it against razor burnTired of dealing with itchy red bumps and annoying stubble after you shave? If you crave the feel of smooth, ultra-soft skin, you don’t have to resort to expensive beauty treatments or visits to the salon to get the effect you want – all you need are the right beauty products and you’ll be on your way to caressable skin in no time!

The first trick? Resisting the urge to shave areas that are already irritated.

“You’ll cut the tops off the bumps and irritate them even more,” Jessica Wu, M.D., assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Southern California Medical School, told DailyGlow.com.

Instead of ignoring inflammation altogether, apply a replenishing gel like Sothys – HOMME Hydrating Active Care to your skin to hydrate and soothe areas that are inflamed. Packed with nutrients, this gel can help your flesh feel more supple, even after you’ve shaved.

After using a razor, it’s important to nourish your skin with a calming balm. Not only can this help prevent ingrown hairs and inflammation, but it can feel great too! Featuring a great blend of natural ingredients, apply something like Dermalogica Post-Shave Balm to your skin after shaving.

How to soothe your skin and strengthen it against razor burn

       
Friday, October 19th, 2012

How to soothe your skin and strengthen it against razor burnTired of dealing with itchy red bumps and annoying stubble after you shave? If you crave the feel of smooth, ultra-soft skin, you don’t have to resort to expensive beauty treatments or visits to the salon to get the effect you want – all you need are the right beauty products and you’ll be on your way to caressable skin in no time!

The first trick? Resisting the urge to shave areas that are already irritated.

“You’ll cut the tops off the bumps and irritate them even more,” Jessica Wu, M.D., assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Southern California Medical School, told DailyGlow.com.

Instead of ignoring inflammation altogether, apply a replenishing gel like Sothys – HOMME Hydrating Active Care to your skin to hydrate and soothe areas that are inflamed. Packed with nutrients, this gel can help your flesh feel more supple, even after you’ve shaved.

After using a razor, it’s important to nourish your skin with a calming balm. Not only can this help prevent ingrown hairs and inflammation, but it can feel great too! Featuring a great blend of natural ingredients, apply something like Dermalogica Post-Shave Balm to your skin after shaving.

Prevent and soothe razor burn

       
Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Nobody likes razor burns.Smooth, hair-free skin is every girl’s dream, but a close shave can cause ugly, painful bumps called razor burns. Ingrown hairs are also a possibility and are just as unwanted.

Hair that’s been shaved has a sharp tip from the angle of the razor. This point is capable of penetrating your skin if the hair curves back into it, which happens the most to people with curly hair. Inflammation and swelling results as your body’s defense mechanisms kick in to protect you from the intrusion.

You can prevent razor burns from happening by thoroughly preparing your skin before you start shaving. Make sure whatever area you’re shaving is clean and exfoliated, as this will help the razor glide smoothly across your skin and prevent any nicks from becoming infected. A scrub like Lycon Spa – Body Exfoliant will buff away dead skin and uncover any ingrown hair you already have.

When shaving, use a fresh razor and pull it across your skin in the direction that your hair grows. Avoid going over an area multiple times. When you’re finished, apply a product like Lycon Spa – Ingrown-X-it Solution to moisturize and soothe. Your legs will thank you.

Preventing razor burn

       
Friday, July 29th, 2011

Shave without razor burn.Whether you’re a man or a woman, shaving is a necessity – whether it’s every day, every week or just every once in a while. But if you want clean-shaven, smooth skin every morning, it can come with a price. Razor burn can affect everyone, especially if you’re not shaving correctly. Here are a few tips to help you avoid that tell-tale itchiness and those unsightly red bumps, no matter how often you shave.

To help minimize razor burn, shave while in the shower – or immediately after. The warm water helps to relax your skin and open up your pores, and soap can serve as lubrication that will keep the razor from irritating your sensitive skin. For an extra-smooth shave, exfoliate first. It’ll make your skin soft and supple, making sure your razor takes off only your hair – and nothing else.

Another tip for preventing razor burn is making sure to replace your razor blades often. Sharp blades are much less likely to cause skin irritation, so change out your razors long before they become dull.

Finally, make sure you’re lathering up with the right stuff. Regular soap is a big no-no – always use a special shaving cream to protect your skin.

Insiders reveal to Allure magazine how to achieve the best skin for summer

       
Friday, July 9th, 2010

Best skin for summer
While you may always desire soft, glowing skin, now that beach season is here, you’ll certainly want your body to be at its best. Though some of us may be in the dark as to how to keep our skin looking great, experts recently shared a few tips with Allure magazine that will have you ready to step into the summertime sunlight.

While exfoliating is a great way to rid your body of small bumps and dead skin, you shouldn’t use the same products on delicate areas (like your chest) as you do on tougher skin (like your elbows). Beauty expert Charlotte Tilbury recommends using a facial scrub to exfoliate areas where the skin is thinner. Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant will remove dulling surface debris as it conditions, and is great for even the most sensitive complexions, as it is fragrance-free.

Hair removal is one of the most pressing issues when preparing your body for the warm summer weather. But with all the methods of removal out there, which approach should you take before a day – or night – out?

“I always tell my clients not to wax before a big event because it causes ingrown hairs and little red bumps,” Los Angeles makeup artist Joanna Schlip told Allure. “You get a much smoother look by shaving. And you’re getting a really good exfoliation, too.” Using a moisture-rich formula, like Lippmann Collection’s Did I Shave My Legs For This? Ayurvedic Shave Cream, will help to keep your legs conditioned as you ready yourself to rock your short shorts.

If you do come across the occasional ingrown hair, Whish Flawless Bump Fighter can help to eliminate the unsightly, and sometimes painful, irregularities.

After skin is showered, exfoliated and shaved, experts urge you not to forget the importance of a good moisturizer. “Jennifer Aniston doesn’t use makeup or self-tanner on her legs – just moisturizer,” makeup artist Angela Levin, who works with the actress, told the publication. But a good moisturizer can be hard to find, especially given the endless amounts of products out there.

In addition to softening your skin, many formulas boast multiple benefits. There are lotions that help minimize hair growth, firm cellulite and even improve blood circulation. Pick a product that suits your needs, and apply it when you get out of the shower.

You will also want to pay attention to your nose when selecting your moisturizer. Since it’s summertime, a heavily scented cream may come across as cloying, and can interfere with your perfume of choice. Instead, opt for a product with a light scent or, to play it safe, select a body moisturizer that is fragrance free. Dermalogica UltraRich Body Cream is a long-lasting moisture treatment that contains no artificial colors or scents, but if you want a lighter formula, opt for COOLA Total Body SPF 30 Unscent, a body lotion which also provides sun protection.

No summertime look is complete without a beautiful tan, but spending hours baking in the sun can wreak havoc on your skin. Luckily, you can avoid these dangers and fake a great glow with a sunless tanner like June Jacobs Radiant Glow Self Tanning Lotion.

Industry insiders stress that how you apply the product can dramatically alter how realistic your tan appears. “I don’t like to squirt self-tanner right on the skin. If you have a dry spot, it will attach to that,” makeup artist Jillian Dempsey told the magazine. Instead, Dempsey suggests pumping the tanner onto a round velour puff, similar to the ones used to apply face powder, and swirling it over the skin in circular motions, moving quickly over dry areas like elbows and knees.

Remedy for Burning Skin after Shaving

       
Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
Bioelements Post Shave Serum

Are you tired of getting razor burn and stubble after shaving? You’re doing all you can, but you still have itchy or burning skin?
Try a post-shave treatment like Bioelements Post Shave Serum to get rid of stinging and irritation. This shave treatment is good for all skin types, and the shave serum leaves a smooth feel without an oily look.