Posts Tagged ‘Moisturizers’

Three tips for maintaining your youthful look

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Three tips for maintaining your youthful lookHow many times have you looked in the mirror and wished you had access to the Fountain of Youth? It happens to the best of us – as time goes on, wrinkles begin to appear and we're no longer the spring chickens of the bunch. However, there are a few tips and tricks you can use when applying concealer, foundation and eye makeup to help you retain your youthful appearance.

1. Use a light primer. reports that it's crucial for women with fine lines to use a primer to fill in any obvious wrinkles. Consider a product such as BORGHESE Prima Viso Face Primer to conceal your age and moisturize your skin.

2. Choose a foundation with a yellow tint.
Allure magazine reports that foundation with a yellow tint can help skin of all shades seem more youthful. This hue can brighten and warm up the appearance of your face, creating a younger look.

3. Keep your skin moist.
Hydration is key when it comes to anti-aging. Ideally, you should be moisturizing your skin more than once a day – but specifically when you finish bathing or showering.

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!

How to get the look worn by models at NYFW’s Peter Som show

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Here's how you can get the look from Peter Som's runway show!Looking for a pretty, sweet makeup look with a little funky edge? The beauty fashions worn by the models at the Peter Som runway show during New York Fashion Week are the perfect picks. With natural-looking lips and cheeks offset by colorful eyeshadow, you’re sure to turn heads when you copy the look.

First, you’ll need to prep your face with the usual daily moisturizer, primer and foundation for a smooth, even surface. Use a brow pencil to thicken up your eyebrows and fill in any sparse areas, then use a peachy-pink, natural-looking blush to create a believable flush on your cheeks.

Now, choose three shades of eyeshadow from an eye palette, two of which are the same color (one should be slightly darker than the other) and another one that complements. One combination seen on the runways was soft yellow and pink.

The Beauty Department points out that the makeup artist used the complementary color on the lids, the lighter of the two matching shades in the creases and the darker shade of that same color on the brow bones. It’s a daring look that’s still perfectly pretty!

Tips for keeping your hands moisturized this winter

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Keep your hands soft this winter!Winter weather takes a toll on a lot of things, including your hands. The harsh temperatures can cause your digits to become dry, chapped and red, which isn't exactly ideal. Here are a few tips suggested by Allure magazine to help your hands stay hydrated and soft this season.

1. Apply lotion after every hand washing. Washing your hands with soap and water can often strip your skin of moisture, so it's important to slather on a lotion afterward. Keep something like Caswell-Massey – Dr. Hunter Rosewater & Glycerine Hand Creme near the sink.

2. Use cuticle cream to prevent brittle nails. The cold weather can wreak havoc on your nails and cuticles, so it's important to use a product like June Jacobs – Cellular Intensive Cuticle Recovery Cream on a daily basis.

3. Protect your hands from the elements by wearing gloves. This means pulling on the mittens when you're outside and investing in a pair of rubber gloves to don while you're cleaning around the house. Chemicals in cleaning products are just as bad as the winter weather, if not worse.

Stop scratching and start soothing itchy skin

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Don't scratch your itch - you could make it worse!Many people automatically associate itching with scratching. It seems like a natural solution to an everyday problem, but it’s not always an easy fix. Some conditions get worse when you scratch them and become more red and inflamed. Instead of going at your itchy skin with your nails, consider a more soothing approach that will eliminate the uncomfortable irritation.

Itchy skin that doesn’t have a clear cause is likely caused by dryness, unlike irritation from bug bites or rashes. Environmental factors are often responsible because of changing humidity levels. If you wash your skin too frequently, you could experience itching. A rich product like Phytomer HydraContinue Instant Moisture Cream can re-balance your skin’s moisture levels and sooth the itching sensation.

You can’t always prevent irritated skin, especially if you have unexpected exposure to something you’re allergic to. If you do find yourself scratching because of poison ivy or heat rash, sprays like Peter Thomas Roth – Oxygen Mist can heal your skin while making it more comfortable. You won’t have to keep wishing for longer nails to scratch with when you have more effective treatments on hand.

To keep your skin healthy and good-looking stick to top brands like Exuviance Skin Care and Babor.

How to save your skin post-shaving

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Shaving can irritate your skin.Shaving every day can really irritate your skin – especially if you need to run that razor over some of the most sensitive areas of your skin. Ladies know that shaving their legs, armpits and bikini lines can leave them with itchy stubble, dry skin and ingrown hairs, while men often struggle to keep their faces clear of the five o'clock shadow without giving them a vicious razor burn. So how can you save your skin?

While letting your leg hair grow free and wild may be an option in the wintertime, shaving becomes a daily occurrence when the weather turns warm and you break out all those skirts, shorts and dresses. If your legs are screaming for a little comfort, try applying lotion right after you get out of the shower. For an added benefit, try a moisturizer that contains a sunless tanner, so you can achieve that summer glow even if you never get a chance to leave the office. For armpits, pick a deodorant that contains a moisturizer so you can keep your skin quenched.

As for the fellas, shaving your face can leave you with a raw feeling that lasts all morning. Apply some moisturizing aftershave to prevent unsightly razor burn around those kissable cheeks and lips – your face (and girlfriend!) will thank you.

For a moisturizer that’s just right

Friday, May 13th, 2011

For a moisturizer that's just rightMoisturizer is to our faces what water is to our bodies – our skin often thirsts for it and we should always make sure we're getting our daily dose of this vital beauty stuff. But like a lot of other things we can think of, it's important to understand how much is too little and how much is simply overkill.

For just the right serving size of moisturizer, you shouldn't need more than a pea-sized amount in your hand. To get it right, this will require you to make sure you're using the right moisturizer for your skin. Does it usually leave you wanting for more? If your skin still feels dry when you apply a normal amount of product to your face, you need a formula that's got a bit more of that moisturizing goodness – look for ingredients like olive oil and shea butter. If, after five minutes, your skin still feels greasy, that's a good sign that you don't really need that dry/sensitive skin formula.

That being said, the label on your moisturizer isn't arbitrary. Seek help from a professional who can help you determine whether your skin is truly dry, normal, combination or oily – though it's often easy to determine this on your own. Stick with a product that's made for you, and you'll be made for the limelight in a matter of moments.

More reasons to let the real you shine through

Friday, April 29th, 2011

More reasons to let the real you shine throughAs if you needed anyone to tell you that the less face makeup you wear, the more beautiful you’ll ultimately look. Still, though, many women have flaws they’d rather see covered up, but if you can manage to minimize the undesirables while still retaining a natural look, all the more power to you.

Here’s a few reasons why:

“The more skin you can see, the better,” makeup artist Sandy Linter told “As long as it is well-hydrated, fresh skin looks much more youthful than an obviously covered complexion.”

Even if you’re not yet worried about aging, you still might care about the way you look in photographs. As you may know by looking at photos of people who obviously over-did it, there’s nothing like a camera flash to expose (and immortalize) your penchant for pancake makeup.

So lighten up, go for a tinted moisturizer whenever you can, sweep on only as much translucent powder as you really need and remember – less is really more.

Expert skincare tips: How to slow the effects of aging

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Expert skincare tips: How to slow the effects of agingEven if some of us don’t make it to a dermatologist on a regular basis, we can still benefit from expert advice geared to help us combat skincare woes that many of us invariably end up facing.

If you wish to be in-the-know when it comes to protecting yourself against the effects of aging, provided these helpful hints that everyone should keep in their arsenal of skincare know-how.

“Sunscreen is a must in the fight against aging,” the news source reports. “People should always be honest about their skin care regimen – including any history of smoking and sun exposure. This is vital information for a dermatologist to create an effective anti-aging skin care routine.”

Be sure you’ve got the best skincare technology on your side with a sunscreen product that contains at least SPF 15. Many foundations and moisturizers come with SPF already built in, which is a great way for women to get into the habit of never leaving the house without some sun protection on their faces.

Skin through the ages: An everywoman guide

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Skin through the ages: An everywoman guideYou know your skin is sort of a big deal – it is the biggest organ on your body, after all, and having an out-of-this-world glow can make the difference between feeling beautiful or just so-so.

We wash, we exfoliate, we moisturize, we tone – we drink our eight glasses per day in hopes of achieving that ever-elusive perfect, dewy sheen.

The older we get, the more we have to adapt our habits to our skin’s ever-changing needs. That’s why it’s so important for women of all ages to be equipped with the proper knowledge to respond to the changes taking place in their bodies – the skin of a 20-year-old has different needs than the skin of a 47-year-old, but with the proper techniques, every woman can feel like a queen.

According to, “thanks to technology and all that we know about aging today, firm and glowing skin isn’t something you have to leave behind in your youth.”

That doesn’t mean having youthful skin comes without its own bag of issues, however. Many 20-year-olds are still plagued with occasional blemishes.

New York dermatologist Dr. David Bank told StyeList that young women might look for gentle cleansers that contain alpha hydroxy acid, glycolic acid or benzoyl peroxide, such as Neova‘s Acne Cream.

As you get into your 30s, it’s a safe bet you’ll see less and less of the angry red stuff, but your skin might be less capable of restoring itself. This is about the time when blotchiness, dryness and tiny fine lines begin to appear.

To combat these dulling effects, Dr. Tina Alster recommends focusing on exfoliation and moisturizing, while Dr. Bank mentions that most of the stuff you used in your 20s to fight acne can also still be beneficial for anti-aging purposes. Retinol creams and glycolic acid are especially suited for fine lines and blotchiness, the news source reports.

Those who begin to notice signs of rosacea at this age are advised to avoid a self-diagnosis and to visit a dermatologist. Skin-care professionals usually have the most effective treatments for this inflammatory condition. If you do decide to self-medicate, you can use products such as Phytomer‘s Rosee Visage Toning Cleansing Lotion and Accept Neutralizing Cream.

Women progressing into their 40s may see a marked progression of the aging effects they experienced in their 30s “due to weakening of collagen and elastin fibers, loss of fat and muscles, and coupled with gravitational pull,” Dr. Banks told the news source. “It’s not surprising that you will begin to see signs of sagging eyelids, drooping brows and hollowness under the eyes.”

The best advice is to up the strength of the exfoliation and moisturizing process, opting for subtle dermabrasion formulas with microcrystals and moisturizers with lots of glycerin. Bank recommends looking for formulas with anti-oxidants such as grape-seed extract or vitamins A, C and E, the news source reports.

Women aged 50 and over may begin to see more pronounced wrinkles as the moisture and fat content in their skin begins to wane. At this point, lathering on oil-rich moisturizers is a safe bet for the skin, which isn’t as prone to break-outs as it was years ago. Alster recommends products with collagen-building ingredients, such as retinoic acid, and hydrators like hyaluronic acid.

Bank says there’s something to look forward to in your 60s, which may bring skin less prone to hormonal fluctuations and a more defined bone structure. To prevent the dryness and itchiness associated with this age, look for creams with shea butter or serums with phytoestrogens, the news source reports.

Once you’re in your 70s, you can leave the soap behind. Look for soap-free cleansers that will help you retain as much moisture as you can – adding a vitamin C serum can help you with sunspots. Cellex-C Advanced-C Serum will do wonders for blotchiness and uneven skin tone.

And if there is one thing that you do take away from all of this, remember to always put on sunscreen. Applying SPF 20 or greater can be your number one defense against aging, no matter what birthday you’ll be celebrating this year.