Anyone else have issues staying in the lines when they paint their nails? Here's something that I tried to erase my mistakes. Check out the video.
I have always had sensitive skin. My skin has had reactions to everything from jewelry to makeup. It can be a real pain! Here are some things that I do to cope that may just help you as well.
Do you think you have sensitive skin? People with sensitive skin tend to have reactions like stinging, redness, and drying (among others), or can be those that have rosacea, psoriasis, or eczema. For me, I don't have anything serious, but just wind up with reactions.
First, I have learned that the least number of products is the best number of products.
For instance, I don't use a primer with my foundation. Instead, I use less foundation by adding in my daily SPF cream and mixing the two together. There is better coverage and I have great protection from the elements.
Another example of using the least number of products is that I only use certain products in my nighttime skin routine and don't mix with things that I may try that have just come out or that I might want to dabble in. Instead, if I want to try something new, I am sure to only use that particular product and not mix it with my other products until I am sure that I won't have a reaction to its ingredients. Then, should I have a reaction, I am sure what the product is that I may be having a reaction to.
Something else that I have learned is that my skin doesn't need a ton of exfoliating and that I should not over wash my skin. Just the opposite. I have a daily and nightly routine, but I keep it very simple.
Also, when I try something new, whether it be food, cosmetic, jewelry or other things, I am certain not to try a bunch of things at the same time. This helps me to know what a potential reaction may be caused by.
Some people will find that they are allergic to certain ingredients. For me, jewelry items cannot be nickle. They cannot contain nickle at all. Paying attention to what things may have in common that you have a reaction to can save you a lot of time and trouble (as well as money).
Overall, I stick with the same brand of eye shadow and blush, as well as other makeup items. They have hypoallergenic items and I trust that they will not irritate my skin.
Lotions will a lot of scent are not beneficial to me and cause me to break out into hives. Eye shadow with glittery stuff makes my eyelids break out into hives. Certain foods actually cause irritation of my skin. There is a lot I have learned in almost 50 years of being me.
The best advice? Pay attention to yourself. Get to know yourself. Then, treat yourself well.
4 Tips For Healthy Glowy Skin
All of us want healthy glowy skin. You know. The clear and radiant skin that you see on magazine covers.
Here are 4 tips to get that healthy glowy skin you desire.
Photo Credit: KG Salon
Many of these tips are things you may have heard over and over again. But, it's never a bad thing to hear it again if it is what really works.
#1 Wear a Broad Spectrum Sunscreen, SPF 30 or higher
#3 Add Antioxidants
#4 Use Vitamin A (Retinoids)
Lastly, pay attention to your own skin needs. If your skin feels dry, give it moisture. If your skin is sensitive, use treatments with gentle ingredients. Be your skin's best friend. Treat it well and it will show you love back.
Face Primer...Top 3
What is the purpose of face primer?
Makeup primer is a base for foundation or face makeup that allows it to go on smoother and last longer. Formulas are available in cream, gel and powder.
Here are the top three that the experts swear by.
"face primer is typically used as the first line of defense to keep your makeup look locked and loaded, without any smudging or slippage." Self
#1. Becca Ever-Matte
This is perfect particularly for oily skin types, giving a smooth dry surface for makeup to stick to.
"Don’t discount the importance of throwing a little primer on your eyelids, too." Self
#2 Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer
For more textured and oily skin types. This blurs fine lines and pores. This also hydrates.
“When it comes to your foundation, [primers] can [help] make your skin more look radiant, fill in scars and blemishes, and keep your makeup long-lasting and fresh.” Self
#3 Peter Thomas Roth Skin To Die For
For all skin types. Reduces fine lines and pores, as well as imperfections.
If you want to hide your imperfections and get your skin ready to hold your makeup, primer is a great option for you.
Sometimes eye makeup can make eyes look smaller or more closed than we prefer them to look. This can be especially true when your eyes are smaller. Here's an option to fix that problem and open your eyes.
This is a makeup trick that I got from Shape.com.
When opening your eyes, take a white eyeliner pencil and line the inside rim of your lower eyelid. This was a trick done by many during the 30's and 40's like in the picture above. Notice that there is so much less makeup on the lower lashes as well. The emphasis is on the upper eyelid. This really makes one's eyes pop.
Save your makeup
Save your makeup. This is a proven beauty secret/tip that will change your life.
I got another tip from Self.com! This one is gonna save you money and time because you won't have to reapply your makeup and it will look fresh and give you that ethereal glow.
"Makeup primer is the natural go-to product to prep your skin for long-wearing makeup application, while also helping seal in your skin-care routine. But what's even better is setting spray. After you finish your makeup, just a few choice spritzes will keep everything in place."
You won't regret adding this to your arsenal of beauty products. Use it right after you have finished applying your makeup so that your makeup sets as perfectly as you put it on.
How do you apply your skincare products? Until I found this beauty tip, I just kinda randomly applied my serums and moisturizer. This has totally changed how I apply my skincare products.
I found this tip on Self.com
"Always layer your skin-care products from thinnest to thickest texture. If you think about your skin as if it were a sponge, you want it to soak up all the good stuff you're applying to your face and body. Therefore, it's important to layer properly. Use the thinner, more watery products first in your skin routine and finish with the heaviest creams or oils. Oils help seal in any products applied prior. So if you're starting with an oil and then adding a lighter hyaluronic acid serum on top, you're not going to see those amazing HA benefits."
What do you think the number one beauty secret would be?
“The single most important tip for healthy, glowing skin is to apply a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher every single day,” Shari Lipner, M.D., dermatologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian “Performing this daily routine will protect you from skin cancer, sun spots, and wrinkles,” she says.
Source: Self Magazine
If you don't already do this, now is the time to start. Remember to reapply as it states in the directions for best results.
Hate the skin on your feet? Is it dry and cracking? Here's the solution.
Make this foot mask and your feet will be baby soft.
1. Open the banana peel and remove the fruit.
2. Mash half of the banana in a bowl
3. Add two tablespoons of honey
5. Rub into feet.
6. Wrap your feet in plastic wrap
7. Let soak for at least 10 minutes
9. Gently exfoliate with a pumice stone
Your feet are going to feel heavenly.
Do you get dull, dry skin? Skin that is begging for a little TLC? Here's the beauty secret for you.
Use golden sheet masks to cleanse and moisturize your skin prior to bed. Then, when you wake in the morning, you'll have a beautiful glow to your skin.