Showing posts from June, 2013

Beach bag essentials

Hello everyone!   Summer is finally here, and here in Malta this only means one thing; the beach.  Keep reading to uncover my beach bag essentials .    The most important thing you have to keep in mind when going to the beach is, of course,  sun protection !  Note: According to the EWG (Environmental Working Group), the best sunscreen is clothing , because there are no chemicals for the skin to absorb!  My check list:  A floppy hat,  to protect my head and my  hair from the sun. Sunglasses help keep the eyes shielded from the harmful sun rays and also keep me from squinting, which cause wrinkles.   Tip:  Be sure to choose sunglasses that have UV protection. Cover-up/Beach dress Beach towel Sun-blocks/sunscreens , for more information   read Sunscreen 101 ! Lip balm with sunscreen is important to keep lips from getting chapped. A hair sunscreen product or a leave-in conditioner with  high UV filter .  Read Summer hair care for more information! Wet wipe

New name, New look

Hello everyone! As you probably noticed, my blog just got a makeover!  I changed the name from Skin Care Suggestions to Cosette's Beauty Pantry.   This blog is evolving into so much more than just skin care suggestions, I felt that the  previous  name no longer fit the blog's concept.  I hope you like the new name as much as I do!   NOTE:   Although the name has changed, the URL is still the same.  NEW logo! NEW  Facebook Page ! XOXO Euphrasie85

A natural way to cleanse and heal your face

Hello everyone! Most cleansers contain chemicals that can be harsh especially on  sensitive skin .  They strip away moisture from the skin making it dry or flaky.  If you have oily skin and use harsh cleansers, it will cause the oil glands to produce more sebum , making your face oilier.  Did you know that oil can be used for facial cleansing?  Oil cleansing can be used on all skin types and it is very beneficial to oily/acne prone skin.  It may sound strange to use oil on oily skin but in reality oil reduces sebum (oil) production and balances moisture.  If you’re suffering from acne, this method can work wonders for your skin.  The oil cleansing method can clear the skin from issues like oily skin, dry skin, sensitive skin, blackheads, whiteheads and other problems caused by mild to moderate acne.   It also leaves your skin healthy, balanced and  moisturised . So what oil/s should you use? Some people use a mixture of oil is used like; castor oil, olive oil, grape seed o

Preventing inner thigh chafing

Hello everyone! One of the more uncomfortable, yet frequent challenge faced by most women in the summertime is the issue of   inner thigh chafing .   If you are out and about in skirts, dresses or short shorts, chances are you've suffered from the red rash that can develop on the skin between your thighs.  This happens when the inside of your thighs sweat and then rub together.   Some women swear by baby powder , which works only for a short while.  Others wear shorts or nylon thighs/ pantyhose   underneath their dresses.   Wearing more clothes is not the best solution in super hot, humid climate . A more effective preventative method: To keep your thighs from chafing when you wear a dress or a skirt, apply an  anti-perspirant  to the inside of your thighs. You can use roll-ons or sticks. The anti-perspirant keeps your thighs from sweating therefore preventing a nasty rash .  Keep the anti-perspirant in your purse for long days out, you may need to re-apply.