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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Beauty hack | You need to put this on your lips!

January 22, 2022 1 Comments

Hello everyone!


My previous post was about preventing chapped lips caused by wearing face masks. This post is also all about lip care. This time I want to share a beauty hack with you!


When it comes to anti-ageing skincare, lips tend to be neglected. Ironically, lips are one of the first and most prominent areas that show signs of ageing. As we age, lips start losing volume and lines and wrinkles accumulate over time. If you're a smoker or someone with the habit of puckering your lips, wrinkles can form sooner than you think.


female puckering lips


The skin around the eyes and on the lips is very similar. In fact, you can find many eye-lip combo creams on the market. Both areas are made up of the thinnest skin on the face. Because the skin is so thin, these areas also lack sebaceous glands. Since the skin on these areas doesn't produce any oil, both areas are more prone to dryness, which means that they’re also prone to showing signs of ageing faster than other parts of the face. Additionally, the lip area is constantly moving, so like the eye area, it's even more prone to lines and wrinkles.


Related posts: Eye cream or no eye cream?


This is why it makes sense to use your eye cream for both the eye and lip area. Eye cream is made with extra-nourishing ingredients. You just have to add your leftover eye cream or serum to your lips (and upper lip) after dabbing your eye area!



Will you be using eye cream on your lips too? 





Friday, November 12, 2021

DIY: Anti-ageing serum

November 12, 2021 0 Comments

Hello everyone!


I am 36 years old and, I know that you cannot get completely rid of wrinkles, fine lines, and other ageing signs. However, you can slow the process down and make your skin look youthful. In this post, I want to share a homemade anti-ageing serum that will help reduce the signs of ageing


Ingredients: 

  • 4 tbsp aloe vera gel
  • 3 capsules vitamin E 
  • 2 tbsp rose water
  • 5 drops lavender or rosehip essential oil (optional)
  • 1 tbsp glycerin


The essential oil is optional because some people with sensitive skin avoid using them on their faces.


Method:

  1. Place the aloe vera gel in a bowl. 
  2. Add vitamin E capsules. 
  3. Add rose water and mix well. 
  4. Add glycerin and mix again. 
  5. Lastly, add 5 drops of essential oil. 
  6. Store this anti-ageing serum in a clean, airtight container. 

This anti-ageing serum has incredible benefits for your skin as it is made with all-natural ingredients. Keep reading.

anti-ageing serum

About the ingredients:


Aloe vera works as an anti-ageing agent. It has Beta Carotene, Vitamin C and Vitamin E that keep your skin soft and smooth.


Vitamin E has antioxidants that are good for your skin. It keeps your skin healthy and soft. 


Rosewater not only cleans your skin but also hydrates it. 


Glycerin moisturises your skin and keeps dryness at bay.


Lavender and rosehip essential oils help in reducing the appearance of ageing.


When to use:

The best time to use this DIY serum is before you go to bed. Wash your face then, take 2-3 drops of serum and massage it all over your face and neck. 


If you want to slow down the ageing process:

  • avoiding smoking
  • avoiding spending too much time in the sun
  • staying hydrated
  • eating foods that are rich in antioxidants such as; blueberries, raspberries, apples, broccoli, cabbage, spinach, eggplant, and legumes like red kidney beans or black beans

Talk to you soon!






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Friday, February 24, 2017

Shhh... It's a beauty secret! #02

February 24, 2017 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

Remember my "beauty secret" post?  In this post I'm about to share another "secret"; aka the type of thing that people do not understand when you tell them or think you are crazy, but somehow I feel compelled to tell you, my readers, anyway! That's a mouthful!


So, my secret is... Here goes nothing... I use neat (undiluted) organic apple cider vinegar on my face as a sort of all-natural chemical peel!

Here's exactly how I use it:

I cleanse, rinse and towel dry my face and then I apply the undiluted ACV with a cotton ball.  This step is crucial: I only leave the organic apple cider vinegar on for about 2 minutes, then I rinse it off with plenty of cool water.  Do NOT leave it on for more than a couple of minutes or it will burn your skin!  However, it is completely safe to use for one or two minutes two to three times a week



Why I use it:

ACV works better than any other exfoliant I have ever tried and it does not contain any nasty ingredients.  It removes dead cells from the surface of the skin and leaves the skin super soft and glowing.  It also eliminates any blemishes you might have; including pimples, blackheads and pigmentation.  Apple cider vinegar also prevents the formation of acne and blackheads.  And it also eliminates fine lines and wrinkles!  I have been using apple cider vinegar both internally and topically, for years now and I absolutely love it.  I mean, how can you not love this powerful gift from Mother Nature!

Do you think that using neat apple cider vinegar on my face is crazy?  Would you give it a try?  Let me know in the comment section below!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

DIY: Micro-dermabrasion paste

April 12, 2016 3 Comments
Hello everyone!

I've been using baking soda to exfoliate my skin for years, in fact, Scrub your face with sodium bicarbonate! was one of my first blog posts back in May 2011!  Today I want to give you a simple DIY recipe for homemade microdermabrasion using baking soda.  Let's get started!

Ingredients:
Method:

Mix baking soda and raw honey in a small container (or you can use coconut oil instead).  Combine to form a paste-like consistency and add one drop of tea tree oil.


DIY: Micro-dermabrasion paste

How to use:
  • Wash your face with warm (not hot) water to open up the pores.
  • Apply the mixture to your face and neck.  Use your fingertips to massage gently but firmly in a circular motion.  Do this for 3 to 5 minutes to remove the layer of dry, dead skin cells and reveal younger, healthier-looking skin.
  • Rinse with cool water and pat dry.  You may notice some redness but this is normal.  
  • Using a cotton ball, apply rose water to your face and then moisturise with a facial serum or your favourite moisturiser.  
  • Repeat once or twice a week for best results.
Note: Since baking soda is alkaline, it may upset your skin’s natural pH.  Using rose water after the treatment will help you restore your skin to its natural pH.  Use a moisturiser with SPF in it if you’re going to spend a lot of time in the sun after you exfoliate your skin.


If you use this DIY  microdermabrasion paste, let me know your thoughts!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fruit Acid 15% Gel Peel Review

November 16, 2014 3 Comments
Hello everyone!

I was given the opportunity to try out the Fruit Acid 15% Gel Peel Enhanced with Kojic Acid by Refresh Skin Therapy.  In this post I will tell you everything you need to know about the product and I'll also share my experience and photos of my results so far.  So let's get started...

Product description:

Fruit Acid 15% Gel Peel  Enhanced with Kojic Acid - 1 fl oz / 30 ml


A Professional At-Home Alpha Hydroxy (AHA) Chemical Peel of Glycolic, Lactic, and Pyruvic Acids.
  • Ideal for age spots, dry dull skin, freckles, sun spots, increasing skin radiance and luminosity, acne scars, skin lightening, post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, melasma, reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Enhanced with Kojic acid, a natural skin brightener / skin lightener with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, naturally used in the making of Sake, Japanese rice wine.  Kojic Acid fades dark spots and inhibits melanin production, a safe and natural alternative to hydroquinone.
  • Glycolic Acid, naturally derived from sugar cane, increases skin's natural collagen production and levels of dermal hyaluronic acid (skin's natural moisture barrier) promoting a more youthful appearance. Successfully addresses uneven skin tone, skin laxity, and skin clarity.
  • Made in the USA, High quality product produced in an FDA-registered facility certified GMP - Good Manufacturing Practices Product, to guarantee quality and safety of the product.
  • Alcohol free
  • Paraben free
  • Phthalate free
  • Vegan
  • No artificial colors, fragrance, or preservatives
  • Not tested on animals

Price:

$32.95 from Amazon
£29.95 from Amazon UK

Directions:

Cleanse skin.  Spread a thin layer of Fruit Acid Gel over entire face and neck using fingers or gauze, leave on for 1 to 3 minutes, depending on tolerance.  Can be layered for deeper exfoliation.  Rinse with plenty of cool water to neutralize the solution.  Recommended for all skin types.  Can be layered on top of other peels to increase their effectiveness.  Can be used 3-5 times per week.

Ingredients:

Purified Water, Natural Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic, Lactic & Pyruvic Acids), Xanthan Gum.

Indications:

Dry rough skin, uneven skin tone, fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, dark spots, melasma, hyper-pigmentation, enlarged pores, comedones, clogged pores, acne, post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, rosacea, sun spots, age spots, stretch marks, photo-damage.

My experience:

I have done professional herbal peels before and I was extremely disappointed with the whole experience.  Not only were they painful and uncomfortable, I also didn't see any improvement in my skin.  However, I've never used an at-home peel before and I must say, I was very eager to try this product but a little nervous at the same time.  When I read on the box, "FOR PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY" I couldn't help feeling worried.  However, I followed the directions and I was actually very surprised at how simple the peel is to use.  

I apply a thin, even layer of peel on my face, using a cotton ball.  The cotton ball does not soak the peel up because the peel is gel based.  The first time I used it I left it on for 2 minutes  but by the second use I was able to leave the peel on my face for  3 minutes without any irritation.  After 3 minutes I rinse my face well with cold water and apply pure Aloe Vera gel to prevent dryness.

The second time I used the peel,  I felt my skin tightening (about ten minutes after I rinsed my face) but the feeling only lasted for a few short minutes.  I haven't experiences any redness, irritation, itching or flaking with this peel, I was prepared to feel some sort of discomfort but fortunately I did not!  

By the end of my first peel my skin felt softer and smoother.  Did I see any big results?  YES!!  My skin is glowing.  My active acne has drastically improved and so did my acne scaring! 



Refresh Skin Therapy claims that with this peel "complexion is noticeably brighter and more even after first application" and  "it erases fine lines, shrinks pores, improves oily and problematic skin, clears pores and prevents breakouts."  I can say that it really does what it claims to do!  I am highly impressed with this product and can’t wait to see what it will do for me in the future as I keep using it.

Overall, I've had a wonderful experience with this product.  My skin is brighter and softer.  If you're looking for a gentle product to eliminate acne scars, dark spots and even fight the signs of ageing, this peel is worth giving a try. 







I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, February 28, 2014

8 Tips for younger looking skin

February 28, 2014 3 Comments
Hello everyone!

We all want clear, healthy and young-looking skin.  Here are a few things you can do to prevent premature aging.

Drink plenty of water...
Simply put, soft drinks, caffeine and alcohol dehydrate you; water re-hydrates you.  Plus, water assists with circulation of vitamins and minerals. 

Don’t use soap...
Switch to a gentle, soap-free cleanser.  Soap dries the skin and strips it of all natural oils.  Soap is also a detergent and may contain harsh agents like SLS.  It can also clog up your pores.

Don't forget to moisturise...
Look for lightweight or water-based moisturisers which are less prone to clog your pores.  

Use an eye cream...
Products formulated for the area around your eyes give you more nutrients than your regular moisturiser.  You should use an eye cream if you have issues like, eye puffiness, dark circles and wrinkles around the eye area (crow's feet).  A regular face moisturiser will not help you with these issues.

Wear sunscreen everyday...
Sunscreen is not just for the  summer.  Everyone, regardless of skin type, should be wearing a sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15 daily.  Choose one with a matte finish so make-up goes over it well. 

Don’t wait until bedtime to wash your face...
Wash your face as soon as you come home and follow up with a rich moisturiser.  Even if you don’t wear make-up, you need to cleanse your skin from pollution and dust.

Use natural skin care ingredients...
If you are not new to this blog, you already knew that fruits and vegetables make the best skin care ingredients.  Keep your kitchen pantry well stocked for DIY beauty recipes such as this one; DIY: Natural anti-wrinkle.

Lead a healthy lifestyle...
Stick to a healthy eating plan, exercise regularly and get at least 7 hours of sleep.


If you have more tips for younger looking skin, don't hesitate to share them in the comment section!  Also, check out the related posts below.  







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Choosing facial cleansers
Eye cream or no eye cream?
Sunscreen 101
DIY: Natural anti-wrinkle


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Monday, February 04, 2013

DIY: Natural anti-wrinkle

February 04, 2013 0 Comments

Hello everyone!
If you are starting to notice fine lines around the eyes (crow’s feet), mouth or forehead, try this natural remedy before splurging on expensive beauty products!

Do you know that grape juice is a natural anti-wrinkle?  Grapes contain natural oils and fruit acids that can help to tighten the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines over time.


How to use:
  • Mash a handful of green grapes to obtain the juice.
  • Use a cotton ball to apply the grape juice to fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Rinse after 20 minutes with warm water and pat your face dry with a towel.
  • For best results, repeat this treatment three times a week.
Grapes contain alpha hydroxy acids that assist the skin in exfoliation.  Removing the dead skin cells from the surface can drastically reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

I hope you find this helpful!

XOXO
Euphrasie85

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