When the weather starts getting cooler in the winter, the first things that enter our head is our new wardrobe. We think of replacing our shorts and camis with long sleeved tops and sweaters and instead of sandals we take out our boots. The most important thing that we need to worry about however is the largest organ in our body… the skin. Skin gets affected by the change in temperature and the change in the level of humidity. Fall brings about chillier and drier air. We also need to consider repairing all the damage that we have caused our skin during warmer months. The beach parties and sun exposure causes terrible harm to our skin. Let’s see what changes we should bring about in order to preserve our skin.
After exposure to the sun your body is likely to suffer from sunburn. No matter how good your sunblock may be, it cannot block the effect of the sun completely. Some people’s skin also gets so dry that it flakes off. This is the time your body requires in order to heal.
Before going to bed make sure you rub lotion all over your body. Include it as a part of your sleeping ritual. Massaging lotion in your body actually helps relax you. It also helps the circulation of blood throughout your body. This generally reduces your fatigue.
After you come out of the shower you should also apply a small quantity over your wet skin. This is the perfect timing to do so as your pores are usually open after taking a long shower with warm water. This helps lock moisture in your skin.
Your face needs moisture. Don’t use cleansers that have alcohol or any other drying agent. Instead of gel based face washes go for a creamy one. It will help lock moisture in your skin.
Use a night cream when you go to bed. Always wash your face before putting on a cream before bedtime. Get a serum if you have dark circles under eyes as well.
Exfoliate! Summer leaves your pores all clogged up with dirt as you go to sandy beaches. Try to exfoliate at least twice a week. As fall is drier dead skin cells also tend to accumulate on the skin so try and scrub it off frequently. Never scrub too hard as it can damage your skin instead of reviving it.
You also need to stop using your toner as your skin does not require you to dry it up more. However a primer is a must then as you do not want to end up with a shiny nose and forehead at the end of the day.
Now fall demands a softer look so get rid of your bronzers and apply lighter foundations. Also make sure that you use a liquid foundation. Maybeline dream liquid mousse works best for me during winters.
Don’t forget your lips. They get chapped in winters and lipstick never looks good on chapped lips. Don’t forget to wear a chap stick during the day. Whenever you exfoliate your face also exfoliate your lips. No his does not mean you should put scrub on your lips. However there are amazing DIY lip scrubs. Simply put Vaseline on a toothbrush and lightly brush your lips with it. You should always use Vaseline before going to bed.
While worrying about your skin, don’t forget your hair. Fall can bring about dandruff. Dandruff not only leads to an itchy scalp and hair fall but some extreme cases of dandruff also starts coming on your forehead and makes your skin look bad. The simple solution to this is oiling. Oil your hair at least two times a week, if possible. Olive oil is best for a scalp massage. You can just put hair oil 15 minutes before you shower and then wash it off with shampoo. You can also leave the hair overnight if it does not bother you. Do not shampoo your hair twice or thrice to get the oil out otherwise the whole purpose of applying it will be countered.
You need to understand that different skins require different level of care. Although oily skin maybe a handful in the summers, drier skins cannot bear the effect of a dry winter. If your skin is too dry you should refer to a dermatologist for special creams for winter months.
Your skin is the first thing that can give away your age. It is very important to take good care of your skin even in younger years so that it does not start deteriorating as you get older.
Guest post by Catherynne Johns, Senior Writer for OLWOMEN.com, an avid reader, fashion and make up enthusiast who simply lives to write and talk about all kinds of stuff. Focusing on Fat burning foods especially for women to lose inner thigh fat!
Professional nail care brand CND was responsible for 24 gilded nail designs at The Blonds Spring/Summer 2016 Show at MILK Studios in New York. The creations drew inspiration from ancient Egypt and including Cleopatra, the Sphinx and various elements of Egyptology, to compliment the dramatic, avant-garde clothing.
The elite artists of the CND Design Lab Team hand-sculpted the nails and embellishments with CND™ Liquid & Powder and BRISA™ Gel, then added layers of color with SHELLAC™ Brand 14+ Day Nail Color, VINYLUX™ Weekly Polish and CND™ Additives. Royal golden tones ruled the color palette – antiqued, shimmering and expensive – while accents of blue, turquoise, red and green added texture and dimension. Hieroglyphics, snake and crocodile skins, gold-plated wings, draped headdresses and scarab beetles were constructed and embellished with an array of unconventional materials, including feathers, foils, ribbons, chains, gems, jewels and stones. A sarcophagus nail even opened to reveal a mummified pharaoh donning the actual golden locks of designer Phillipe Blond. A result of over 600 combined hours of production, these highly sculptural designs were the perfect accessory for The Blonds’ theatrical collection.
“The CND team never ceases to amaze us with their unique creative vision. If we can dream it, they can bring it to life,” said The Blonds designer David Blond. “The nails are an integral part of our overall story. Seeing it all come to life on the runway is incredible,” added Phillipe Blond.
Triumph Hotels, a collection of seven boutique hotels, and Pucker Makeup Studio are partnering to bring you complimentary beauty touch-ups in some of NYC’s most fashionable neighborhoods including NoMad, TriBeCa, Upper West Side.
Guests who stop by one of the pop-ups can get a quick min-makeover by the “Get Puckered” beauty service and receive a makeup application, including sheer coverage, powder, blush, concealer, lip color, brow fill-in and mascara.
All services are first come, first serve, and are not available for groups. The full schedule and locations can be found here.
Also, exclusively for Triumph Hotel guests, Glam & Go will offer Glambassador insider pricing, with a 20% discount off all single services during fashion week ($20 express styling and $32 blowouts).
CVS is offering a few fabulous online deals to reward shoppers with offers and deluxe samples from CVS-exclusive brands. Beauty lovers can snag FREE new products on qualifying beauty purchases by logging into their CVS.com ExtraCare accounts and entering in the promo codes at checkout! And if you’re not already a member, you can easily create an account here.
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Nowadays there seems to be a subscription box for everything. Whether it’s all-natural beauty products, gym clothing, shoes and even food, there’s a subscription service that will deliver these items to you at least once a month. But, a lot of subscription boxes are unnecessary. You do not need to have new clothes and nail polish every month; but, if you are female, there is one thing you do need once a month, because of something you have that comes once a month…your period.
I recently discovered a variety of subscription boxes that provide all you need to get through that special visit from Mother Nature. Gone are the days of running out of the necessities you need to help you get through your monthly cycle. Below are just a few, but believe me, there are plenty of more out there. You’re welcome.
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Nude undergarments are a must-have for women who want a polished look when wearing sheer or white clothing. But, for many women whose skin tones are darker than the average version of “nude” available on the market, which is usually a shade of beige, finding the perfect seamless undergarment can be difficult. A new hosiery and lingerie line, NubianSkin, is aiming to change that with the introduction of a line of essential undergarment needs, available in suitable skin-tones for women of color.
Nubian Skin founder, Ade Hassan, developed the line after being frustrated by the lack of undergarments that met the needs of ethic women. With the new line, women can choose from four different dark skin tone shades including Café au Lait, Caramel, Cinnamon and Berry. The company has a skin-tone matching guide on their website to help customers select the hue that best suits them.
Nubian Skin, which is based in London, recently launched at Nordstrom stores in the US and ships worldwide. Learn more.
Yes, there is a holiday for just about anything, so if you are unaware, I am here to inform you that this Tuesday, August, 25, 2015, is National Kiss & Makeup Day. The day is meant to remind people that life is too short to hold on to grudges, so use the day to make up with a friend or family member you have been at odds with, or, maybe just start a fight with your sweetheart you can makeup.
To celebrate the holiday, consider checking The Phuse™ Let’s MakeUP Kit which contains all of the brush essentials you need, so you never get into a fight with your eye makeup. Available for $60, the kit includes:
Beauty products are such an important part of the morning routine, once you’ve seen an organized cosmetics area, you’ll want one of your own. With all of the small packages and different sizes and shapes of beauty products, it’s so easy to see the bathroom as a cluttered mess. With so many different types of beauty products, finding where to even begin with organization can be stressful, but by organizing your collection, you are protecting your investment and your products will last longer. At Modernize we want you to be able to see everything clearly as you begin your beauty routine, and you may even find yourself inspired to use a few products you may have forgotten about.
The first step to any organizational project is to go through your products and throw out anything that expired or that you no longer use. Combine bottles of similar products into just one single jar, or part ways with colors that you haven’t used in years. Once you have thrown out a few things, organize your products into like items or like shapes. This will help you decide what goes where in your new display.
Store your makeup brushes so that the fragile bristles will be protected. Fill a mason jar halfway with beads or marbles and stick your brushes inside. Do not overfill the jar. The purpose of the beads will be to keep your brushes separated so that they are not knocking together, damaging the vital brush hairs. Each brush has a specific shape based on its purpose, and when the shape is compromised, you loose the effectiveness of the brush.
Small compacts and eye shadows can be the most difficult to organize. Because of their varying shapes, they look messy quickly. Add a small magnet to the back of each of your cases with hot glue. You can then place each compact on a magnetic board for display. You could cover the board with chalkboard paint to make an even more interesting display. Group your compacts like a gallery wall, or write notes next to certain products. Your makeup collection becomes an inspiring mood board where you can take your products off for use quickly and easily.
Another interesting idea for your compact storage uses a jewelry organizer. Just insert your products into the clear flaps and you’ll be able to see what is inside easily. You can store this on the back of your bathroom door, freeing up all of the counter space and making everything look fresh and clean.
Organize your nail polish inside of a candy jar. Allow your colors to be mixed in randomly to create an exciting array. All of the bright colors will be reminiscent of candy, bringing a smile to your face when you see it. These wide-mouthed jars are also great for items like cotton balls and Q-tips that you often use and may have a lot of.
Follow these easy ideas to a more organized vanity and feel yourself get inspired to use your products in more exciting ways.
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WHO IS IT FOR:
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I’ve been using this product for two weeks and love the silky smooth way it makes my hair feel. I apply it to freshly washed hair to seal in moisture and then reapply throughout the week as necessary. It does a great job of keeping frizz and flyways away. Because of how silky the product is, I’ve also been using it to detangle knots that develop throughout my curls.
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