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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The beauty benefits of exercise

September 03, 2014 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

Did you know that besides slimming down and adding muscle tone, working out can also benefit your skin and hair?  Exercise is one of the best ways to nourish and revitalise your body

By getting your heart pumping and increasing circulation your skin receives oxygenated blood that boosts detoxification and cell renewal.  A good workout helps regulate hormones and relieve stress that can cause acne and other skin problems.  

Breaking a sweat allows more blood to reach the skin’s surface and deliver nutrients that repair damage from the sun and environmental pollutants. These nutrients also speed up the skin’s collagen production.  As we age our body produces less collagen but the nutrients delivered to the skin during exercise help your skin look younger.  Just make sure to wash your face afterwards!

Regular exercise also improves blood flow to your scalp, keeping your hair strong and healthy

Another benefit of exercise is better sleep.  Working out helps you sleep better and it's not called beauty sleep for nothing.  In deep sleep, the body repair and rebuild body tissues!


That said, exercise alone is not enough, you need to pair your workout with healthy food choices. 

I already told you that I love hooping daily.  What is your favourite way to exercise?  Leave a comment and let me know!

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Make your own tinted moisturiser

October 11, 2011 0 Comments
What is a tinted moisturiser?

A tinted moisturiser is a moisturiser with a hint of colour that can be used in place of foundation for a natural appearance. 

Advantages of tinted moisturiser:

Undoubtedly, there are some great tinted moisturisers on the market but, maybe you don’t want to spend extra money on a product you won’t use as much.  In that case, it's so easy to make your own with liquid/mineral foundation and moisturiser.  Besides, when making your own tinted moisturiser, you can determine the level of coverage you want/need.
Tinted moisturisers give you just a hint of colour that you need to look and feel pulled together without the fuss of a full make-up application.  They are perfect for younger girls who are just starting to wear make-up.  Foundation can be too heavy and make young girls look older.
It’s also a great choice for ageing skin; the added moisture helps to de-emphasise the appearance of wrinkles.  You can read more about make-up tips for ageing skin, in this earlier blog post: Does your make-up make you look older?

How to:
It's really easy to make your own tinted moisturiser.  Just mix your favourite foundation and moisturiser together and apply to the skin.

Mix a small amount of the two products together until they are completely blended.  For a lighter coverage, use more moisturiser and vice versa.  Apply all over your face and just under the chin.  You can apply with your fingers, just like you would apply a regular moisturiser.  Finish with some translucent loose powder to eliminate shine.

So tell me, do you prefer a full coverage foundation or a light tinted moisturiser?

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Does your make-up make you look older?

October 05, 2011 0 Comments
My mum is not a make-up fan; actually, she is one of the few women I know who actually hate wearing make-up.  But on those occasions when she feels like she “has to” wear it, she trusts me to do her make-up and make her look flawless.
Doing my mother’s make-up, I learned some tips and tricks about applying make-up on ageing skin. 
Too much of anything is never good, especially with bright makeup, which tends to make you look older.  The truth, which many seem to ignore, is that the heavier your makeup, the older you look.  Here are some tips to make you look younger!

makeup and flowers

Face make-up

Heavy foundations and powders, can settle into lines and wrinkles making them look deeper.  Instead, go for a sheer tinted moisturiser, dewy pink blushes on the apples of your cheeks and a swipe of bronzer across the forehead, cheeks and nose.  Creamy formulas work better than powders.  Always apply a moisturizer before putting on foundation.  This helps makeup slide on smoothly and evenly.

Eye make-up

Heavy eye make-up is particularly ageing.  As you begin to notice lines around your eyes, avoid frosted and shimmery shadows.  The sparkle highlights every line and wrinkle.  On the other hand, silky, matte shadows blend into your skin and hide fine lines.

These shadows are a no-no! - Too much sparkle. 

Eyeliner makes eyes look full and wide open, taking the attention away from any signs of ageing.  However, dark liquid liners and mascaras can look too harsh on ageing skin.  Instead, use powder eyeliner (or line your eyes with a shadow), for a softer look.  For the same reason, you can also use brown mascara, instead of black.  Another tip for looking younger is to fill in sparse brows to make them more defined.
Lip make-up

Lips get thinner and drier with age.  Dark and matte lip liners and lipsticks draw attention to the fine lines around your lips.  Use lip gloss for a fresh, youthful shine.  You can use gloss on top of your lipstick or just use a tinted gloss.

lip closeup

Remember, if you take good care of your skin and stay away from make-up that ages you, you can look your best at any age.  Make-up is a very powerful tool; use it with caution!