Friday, March 9, 2012

Do beauty rituals at home

John Keats, a poet from the early era said, “A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.” Beauty stays for a lifetime as it never fades and we continue to make a joy out of it. Beauty will always be of the essence if we take good care of it.

Moreover, we always want to be pleasant and presentable with our inside and outside appearance. Our physical appearance is the first visible aspect, thus, taking good care of it is essential. We need not to go to any beauty salon as we can do the procedures at the comfort of our homes.

Homemade beauty products can be found in the kitchen. As compared to the products bought over-the-counters, homemade products are more natural because they do not contain harmful chemicals. We can also save budget because they are cheaper.

For instance, we can get rid of pimples or acne through applying white toothpaste on the affected spot in order for the acne to shrink. Use pasty toothpaste rather than the gel type.

For wrinkles, banana mask for a maximum of 20 minutes is recommended. Rinse the mask with warm water. All we need to do is mashed the banana until it becomes creamy. Vitamins from this fruit lessen wrinkles as they make the skin firm up.

We can also apply milk onto our skin as it serves as a moisturizer. It gets rids of dead skins on the face while maintains the skin’s softness.

Nevertheless, we just need to be patient in order to achieve these homemade beauty tips. There is no harm because everything is natural.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Remove make-up with the right products

For women, make-up is part and parcel of our daily life. It does not only enhance our look but also highlight the most prominent features of our face. And it conceals the flaws that we have as well. And although most of us love using make-up, it is also important to remove make-up properly.

Make-up comprises different kinds of layer which makes our skin heavy and closes the pores. Thus, we should be certain that the make-up we apply during the day does not stay overnight or for a longer period of time. It is necessary to seek the help of a quality face make-up remover to protect our skin.

Make-up remover comes in different forms of gels, lotions, and wipes. Make-up remover products are enriched with active ingredients designed to remove layers very easily while moisturizes the skin. Make-up removers are also available for different skin types. This ensures us that make-up is removed finely without causing harm to our skin. Since eye is one of the most sensitive organs, a special eye-make up remover is also made. 

The best of make-up products include St. Ives Make-Up remover with active ingredients that gently cleanses the skin. It is formulated with non-drying cream formula that effectively removes even heavy make-up. The cleanser goes deep into the skin resulting to smooth, soft, and visible healthy skin.

Benefits Cosmetics also has their own line of make-up remover product called Gee. It is based on oil-free formulation but removes make-up without leaving a trace of oil. Cuticura is also known as an old name in make-up products. Its remover is enriched with soya. It loosens and dissolves with the make-up, making it easier to remove. So, it is equally important to invest on quality make-up and remover products. 

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

For your eyes only

Eyes are windows to your soul. And you know what helps you draw people’s attention to your eyes? Eye make-up! It can be simple or as elaborate as you want it to be. Learning how to do it is important especially if you want to look professional or stylish while keeping a tight budget. Eye-make up can do amazing things since you can easily manipulate it to match your over-all look.

Basically, you will need a few products to complete the eye make-up application. These products are eye liner, concealer, mascara, eye shadow primer, and  2-3 eye shadow tones. You may also add false eye lashes for a more dramatic experience.

All of these products are available in department stores, drug stores, and on online shops. If you’re a beginner, you may ask beauty consultants on the right shadows and tones for you. And since you are still about to discover the best for your eyes, better buy less expensive products first before investing on the right one.

Now, let’s take on the process. Start by applying the foundation and concealer to even your skin tone. Eye shadows are usually bought in 3 shadows from light to dark. Apply the lightest shade to your brow bone, inner corners, and the upper part of the eyelid. The medium shade is applied towards the inside corner. The darkest shade will go out in the outer area of the eye to add dimension.

Next, you will apply the eyeliner to the top of your eyelid starting from the middle of your eye towards the 
outer corner of the eye. To make your lashes look fuller, put small and light strokes of mascara on your lashes. You can do more than one coat to achieve the volume you want. Then you can add false eyelashes if you have thin lashes. Voila, you're now ready to see the world.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Men have the right to be vain, too!

In our not-so-sexist society, it has been an acceptable norm that women are entitled to vanity. They are allowed to apply as many different kinds of facial wash as they want to. However, when men enter the world of vanity they are judged as being so gay unless you are an actor.

Vanity does not merely mean that you’re being gay. It’s a means of taking good care of your manly beauty. So boys, worry no more because you are entitled to be vain because you have the right to take good care of yourself particularly your face. Who knows your Cinderella is coming your way! You would not want her to see you haggard as a cow.

Here are some tips for you, Dude:

Shave regularly. At times, five o’clock shadow is attracting as it connotes mystery and intrigue. For some it is more masculine to grow beard. However, it becomes a disaster often times. It would be better to maintain a clean-shaved face.

Pamper your nails. Once in a while you’ll have to visit a salon in order for your nails to be manicured. It’s neater and more presentable to apply colorless nail polish.

Do not be afraid to use moisturizer. Like women’s skin, yours also need to be moisturized to keep it healthy. No gender is excused of having wrinkles.

Use facial cleansers instead of soap. Facial cleansers also make your skin healthier. Using soap for the face is discouraged as its ingredients are stronger when compared to cleanser. You’ll have fewer breakouts if you’ll start using facial cleansers.

Concealer is not exclusively made for women. If you have imperfections like pimples and blackheads then you may apply concealer to hide them.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Unleash the natural beauty in you…

Tired of having to spend too much time on too much make-up? It’s time to face everyone with your natural beauty… without spending too much money on high-end beauty products. You should know the beauty secrets in keeping that natural beautiful face while solving some recurring problems.

First thing you should know is what type of skin you have. Is it oily, dry, or a combination of both? The second secret is to keep yourself hydrated. Drink plenty of water to ensure harmful toxins are removed from your body. As taught even before we reached first grade, we should drink a minimum of seven to eight glasses a day. Other organic teas are also made as an alternative for anti-oxidant.

Seeing those puffy eyes in the morning may force you to cover it up with heavy foundation. But stop! Simply applying a cold spoon under those eyes will save you from skin damage. So start keeping some spoon in your freezer for the morning.

When going out on a sunny day, be sure to apply those sun screens with UV protection made of natural ingredients. For those who have oily skin, a heavy moisturizer is no longer needed. You can use those that contain avocado. When exfoliating, consider more gentle options like sugar and avoid those that can be abrasive.

If you have those oily zits, the best kept secret is applying lemon, avocado, and nutmeg for blackheads.
Now the most important secret for keeping your face and your body fresh is not denying yourself with enough sleep. When you sleep well, you’ll feel better and look your best. During our sleep, our body system process most of our waste which includes our skin. The secret is to not sleep and wake up on the same day.